Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Reports 50.8% Revenue Increase & Record Earnings for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013; Year-To-Date Revenues Increase 52.8%
Full Year F'13 EPS Guidance Increased
TARRYTOWN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYS: PBH) today announced results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012, including revenues of $160.2 million, an increase of 50.8% over the prior year comparable period's revenues of $106.3 million. Revenues for the nine month period ended December 31, 2012 totaled $469.1 million, an increase of 52.8% over the prior year nine month period's revenues of $307.1 million. The third quarter and year-to-date growth was driven by the Company's core over-the-counter (OTC) Healthcare brands and revenue from the Company's acquisition of a portfolio of 17 OTC brands from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which was completed on January 31, 2012.
In addition to financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we have provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in understanding the Company's performance. Each non-GAAP financial measure is defined and reconciled to its most closely related GAAP financial measure in the "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section at the end of this earnings release.
Reported net income for the third fiscal quarter was $12.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, versus $9.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the prior year comparable period, an increase of 28.9% in reported net income and 26.3% in diluted earnings per share. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share for the third fiscal quarter increased 53.9% and 48.0%, respectively to $19.3 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 compared to $12.5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the prior year comparable period. The fiscal third quarter's adjusted net income excludes integration and transition expenses related to the brands acquired from GSK totaling $2.3 million net of taxes, or $0.04 per diluted share. In addition, this adjustment included increased non-cash amortization of deferred financing costs of $4.7 million net of taxes, or $0.09 per diluted share, related to the Company's accelerated reduction in its term loan, including payments of $82.5 million during the quarter. The prior year third quarter's adjusted net income excluded the net impact of $3.0 million of costs related to the brands acquired from GSK.
Reported net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $46.2 million, or 24.0% higher than the prior year comparable period's results of $37.2 million. For the first nine months of fiscal 2013, adjusted net income increased 56.8% to $58.5 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, a $21.2 million increase, compared to $37.3 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the prior year's comparable period. The current year's adjusted net income for the nine month period excludes expenses related to integration and transition expenses of the brands acquired from GSK and other costs totaling $7.6 million net of taxes, or $0.15 per diluted share, as well as increased non-cash amortization of deferred financing costs of $4.7 million net of taxes, or $.09 per diluted share. The prior year's comparable nine month period excluded the impact of $3.0 million of costs primarily related to the brands acquired from GSK, which was largely offset by a net gain associated with a legal settlement, and other net costs totaling approximately $2.9 million, or a net impact of $0.01 per diluted share.
Reported gross profit for the third fiscal quarter was $85.0 million, an increase of $29.9 million, or 54.2%, over the prior year's comparable quarter of $55.1 million. Adjusted gross margin for the third fiscal quarter was $88.8 million and 55.4% of revenues, in line with expectations, reflecting the seasonal impact of cough/cold products' promotional and merchandising activity during the quarter. This compares to $55.1 million and 51.9% of revenues in the prior year's comparable period. The current year period excludes integration and transition costs of $3.8 million related to the brands acquired from GSK. The year-over-year increase in adjusted gross margin is primarily a result of the increase in revenues and the impact of the GSK acquired brands.
Revenues for the OTC Healthcare segment were $139.0 million, 63.7% higher than the prior year's third quarter results of $84.9 million. The increase in revenues in the OTC segment was a result of the increased marketing and advertising support behind the Company's core OTC brands. Among the brands which reported consumption gains were BC® and Goody's®, PediaCare®, Dramamine®, The Doctors®, Little Remedies®, Clear Eyes® and Chloraseptic®. For the nine month period, net revenues for the OTC segment were $403.2 million, 71.4% higher than the prior year comparable period's results of $235.3 million. Revenues for the Household Cleaning segment, which represents approximately 13% of corporate revenues and 7% of brand contribution, were $21.2 million for the third fiscal quarter, approximately even with the prior year comparable period's results of $21.3 million. Year-to-date revenues for the Household Cleaning segment were $65.9 million, an 8.2% decrease over the prior year comparable nine month period's results of $71.8 million.
Commentary and Outlook
"The health of our core OTC brands, well-executed advertising and promotional initiatives, and the strength of our balance sheet all contributed to the success of our third quarter and nine month results," said Matthew M. Mannelly, CEO. "We delivered record third quarter revenues, backed by solid performance in our core OTC brands. Cash flow from operations was a record $40.5 million this quarter, resulting from strong brand sales to retailers and excellent consumer takeaway in the marketplace. Our industry-leading and consistent cash flow from operations combined with a solid balance sheet helped us de-lever substantially in the third quarter, paying debt down by $82.5 million and continuing to build acquisition capacity," he said. "Our strong year-to-date performance gives us confidence to increase both our earnings guidance as well as our guidance for cash provided by operating activities for the full fiscal year. We are raising our Adjusted EPS guidance for fiscal 2013 to $1.45-$1.48 per share from $1.37-$1.42. Cash flow from operations, which reached a record $100.9 million year-to-date, is now projected to be approximately $120-$125 million, up from the previously announced $110 million."
"In addition, the Company plans to refinance its existing term loans to the more favorable interest rates now available to enhance our already solid balance sheet and financial profile," Mr. Mannelly said. "The transaction is expected to close by mid February assuming current market conditions prevail."
Free Cash Flow and Debt Reduction
The Company's record free cash flow for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $36.8 million, an increase of $22.3 million over the prior year comparable period's free cash flow of $14.5 million. For the nine month period ended December 31, 2012, free cash flow totaled $92.0 million compared to $47.6 million in the prior year's comparable period. On a per share basis, free cash flow for the nine month period ended December 31, 2012 translates to $1.79 per share and an estimated $2.15-$2.24 per share for the full fiscal year.
The Company's net debt at December 31, 2012 was $997.1 million, reflecting a reduction of a total of $63.9 million during the quarter. This consisted of approximately $42 million of cash flow from operations and approximately $22 million of proceeds realized from the previously announced divestiture of Phazyme® gas treatment, a non-core OTC product acquired as part of the GSK brands acquisition. At December 31, 2012, the Company's covenant-defined leverage ratio was approximately 4.35, down from approximately 5.25 at the time of the closing on the acquisition of the GSK brands on January 31, 2012.
Q3 Conference Call & Accompanying Slide Presentation
The Company will host a conference call to review its third quarter results on February 7, 2013 at 8:30 am EDT. The toll-free dial-in numbers are 866-578-5788 within North America and 617-213-8057 outside of North America. The conference pass code is "prestige". The Company will provide a live internet webcast, a slide presentation to accompany the call, as well as an archived replay, all of which can be accessed from the Investor Relations page of http://prestigebrands.com. The slide presentation can be accessed just before the call from the Investor Relations page of the website by clicking on Webcasts and Presentations. Telephonic replays will be available for two weeks following the completion of the call and can be accessed at 888-286-8010 within North America and at 617-801-6888 from outside North America. The pass code is 31315331.
About Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
The Company markets and distributes brand name over-the-counter and household cleaning products throughout the U.S., Canada, and certain international markets. Core brands include Chloraseptic® sore throat treatments, Clear Eyes® eye care products, Compound W® wart treatments, The Doctor's® NightGuard® dental protector, the Little Remedies® and PediaCare® lines of pediatric over-the-counter products, Efferdent® denture care products, Luden's® throat drops, Dramamine® motion sickness treatment, BC® and Goody's® pain relievers, Beano® gas prevention, Debrox® earwax remover, and Gaviscon® antacid in Canada.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws that are intended to qualify for the Safe Harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "assumptions," "target," "guidance," "outlook," "plans," "projection," "may," "will," "would," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe", "potential," or "continue" (or the negative or other derivatives of each of these terms) or similar terminology. The "forward-looking statements" include, without limitation, statements regarding our outlook and expected financial results, including earnings per share, cash flow from operations and free cash flow, our plans to refinance our term loans to lower interest rates and our acquisition capacity. These statements are based on management's estimates and assumptions with respect to future events and financial performance and are believed to be reasonable, though are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those expected as a result of a variety of factors, including the progress of the GSK intergation, the impact of our advertising and promotional initiatives, the severity of the cough and cold season and changes in interest rates available in the market. A discussion of other factors that could cause results to vary is included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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