Richardson Electronics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Declares Cash Dividend

Richardson Electronics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results and Declares Cash Dividend

LAFOX, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NAS: RELL) today reported sales and earnings for its third quarter ended March 2, 2013. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $.06 per share quarterly cash dividend.

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $33.6 million, down 12.3% from net sales of $38.3 million during the third quarter of last year. Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $9.9 million, or 29.5% of net sales, compared to $11.3 million, or 29.5% of net sales, during the third quarter of fiscal 2012.


Selling, General, and Administrative ("SG&A") costs during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $9.3 million, compared to $9.5 million during last year's third quarter.

Operating income during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.6 million, or 1.8% of net sales, compared to operating income of $1.8 million, or 4.8% of net sales, during the third quarter of last year. Income from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share, compared to income from continuing operations of $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share during the third quarter of last year.

"We continue to experience volatility in sales demand in the markets we serve, particularly in Europe and China. While we are disappointed with sales, we remain cautiously optimistic that the economy is stabilizing on a global basis, and we should see a return to normal purchasing patterns in the coming months. The month of February was the strongest month in North America that our EDG business has had in two years. In the meantime, we are closely managing our working capital investments and expenses. We generated nearly $5 million of cash from operating activities during the first nine months of this fiscal year," said Edward J. Richardson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

"We are currently forecasting our fourth quarter sales to be in the range of $36 million to $38 million. We are in an excellent position to help customers replace tubes, service their equipment, and design engineered solutions," concluded Mr. Richardson.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY ─ THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 2, 2013

  • Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $33.6 million, down 12.3%, compared to net sales of $38.3 million during the third quarter of last year.

  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales was 29.5% during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 and last year's third quarter.

  • SG&A expenses during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $9.3 million, or 27.7% of net sales, compared to $9.5 million, or 24.7% of net sales, during the third quarter of last year.

  • Operating income during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.6 million, or 1.8% of net sales, compared to operating income of $1.8 million, or 4.8% of net sales, during the third quarter of last year.

  • Income from continuing operations during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted common share, compared to income from continuing operations of $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of last year.

  • Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $0.2 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to a loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, of $0.3 million during the third quarter of last year.

  • Net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $1.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted common share during the third quarter of last year.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY ─ NINE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 2, 2013

  • Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2013 were $105.9 million, down 11.0% compared to net sales of $119.0 million during the first nine months of last year.

  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales decreased to 29.6% during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 compared to 30.0% during the first nine months of last year.

  • SG&A expenses during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 were $29.7 million, or 28.0% of net sales, compared to $30.2 million, or 25.4% of net sales during the first nine months of last year.

  • Operating income during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $1.6 million, or 1.5% of net sales compared to operating income of $5.6 million, or 4.7% of net sales during the first nine months of last year.

  • Income from continuing operations during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $1.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted common share, compared to income from continuing operations of $4.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted common share during the first nine months of last year.

  • Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $0.5 million, during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 compared to income from discontinued operations, net of tax, of $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share during the first nine months of last year.

  • Net income during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 was $1.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted common share compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted common share, during the first nine months of last year.

CASH DIVIDEND

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 dividend per share to all holders of common stock and a $0.054 cash dividend per share to all holders of Class B common stock. The dividend will be payable on May 24, 2013, to all common stockholders of record on May 10, 2013. The Company currently has 12.3 million outstanding shares of common stock and 2.7 million outstanding shares of Class B common stock.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. CT, Edward J. Richardson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Kathleen S. Dvorak, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the Company's third quarter results for fiscal 2013. A question and answer session will be included as part of the call's agenda. To listen to the call, please dial (888) 339-2688 and enter passcode 70507217 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT on April 11, 2013, for seven days. The telephone numbers for the replay are (USA) (888) 286-8010 and (International) (617) 801-6888; access code 83988119.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes certain "forward-looking" statements as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts represent "forward-looking" statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on July 27, 2012, and in the Company's Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on August 30, 2012. The Company assumes no responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

ABOUT RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS, LTD.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables, and customized display solutions serving customers in the alternative energy, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific and semiconductor markets. The Company's strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and "engineered solutions" based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair. More information is available online atwww.rell.com.

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Audited

March 2,

June 2,

2013

2012

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

77,023

$

43,893

Accounts receivable, less allowance of $1,067 and $1,058

19,748

19,727

Inventories

34,832

34,675

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,165

806

Deferred income taxes

2,002

2,095

Income tax receivable

6,800

6,572

Investments - current

63,573

105,009

Discontinued operations - assets

379

514

Total current assets

205,522

213,291

Non-current assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

4,731

4,375

Goodwill

2,215

1,261

Other intangibles

247

355

Non-current deferred income taxes

1,437

1,458

Investments - non-current

7,147

10,683

-

Total non-current assets

15,777

18,132

Total assets

$

221,299

$

231,423

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

13,002

$

12,611

Accrued liabilities

7,770

8,466

Discontinued operations - liabilities

831

253

Total current liabilities

21,603

21,330

Non-current liabilities:

Long-term income tax liabilities

7,057

7,306

Other non-current liabilities

1,343

1,213

Discontinued operations - non-current liabilities

1,461

1,361

Total non-current liabilities

9,861

9,880

Total liabilities

31,464

31,210

Commitments and contingencies

-

-

Stockholders' equity

Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued 12,297 shares at March 2, 2013, and 13,074 shares at June 2, 2012

611

654

Class B common stock, convertible, $0.05 par value; issued 2,740 shares at March 2, 2013 and 2,920 shares at June 2, 2012

141

146

Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, no shares issued

-

-

Additional paid-in-capital

77,069

88,217

Common stock in treasury, at cost, -0- shares at March 2, 2013, and 18 shares at June 2, 2012

-

(216

)

Retained earnings

102,883

104,139

Accumulated other comprehensive income

9,131

7,273

Total stockholders' equity

189,835

200,213

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

221,299

$

231,423

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

March 2,

March 3,

March 2,

March 3,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net sales

$

33,630

$

38,330

$

105,883

$

118,979

Cost of sales

23,720

27,033

74,585

83,290

Gross profit

9,910

11,297

31,298

35,689

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

9,318

9,457

29,695

30,202

Loss on disposal of assets

-

(3

)

(2

)

(73

)

Operating income

592

1,843

1,605

5,560

Other (income) expense:

Investment/interest loss

(260

)

(357

)

(995

)

(1,003

)

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

460

(19

)

720

276

Other, net

3

(8

)

(62

)

(9

)

Total other (income) expense

203

(384

)

(337

)

(736

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

389

2,227

1,942

6,296

Income tax provision (benefit)

(197

)

636

41

2,047

Income from continuing operations

586

1,591

1,901

4,249

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

(182

)

(252

)

(472

)

1,551

Net income

404

1,339

1,429

5,800

Foreign currency translation gain (loss)

(103

)

(23

)

1,844

(1,228

)

Fair value adjustments on investments

9

32

14

(19

)

Comprehensive income

$

310

$

1,348

$

3,287

$

4,553

Net income per Common share - Basic:

Income from continuing operations

$

0.04

$

0.10

$

0.13

$

0.25

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

(0.02

)

(0.03

)

0.09

Total net income per Common share - Basic:

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.10

$

0.34

Net income per Class B common share - Basic:

Income from continuing operations

$

0.04

$

0.09

$

0.11

$

0.23

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

(0.01

)

(0.03

)

0.08

Total net income per Class B common share - Basic:

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.08

$

0.31

Net income per Common share - Diluted:

Income from continuing operations

$

0.04

$

0.09

$

0.12

$

0.25

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

(0.01

)

(0.01

)

(0.03

)

0.09

Total net income per Common share - Diluted:

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.09

$