Skullcandy Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

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Net sales increased 57.5% to $60.6 million

Company raising 2011 Outlook

PARK CITY, UTAH, Nov. 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Third Quarter Highlights (3Q 11 vs. 3Q 10)

  • Net sales increased 57.5% to $60.6 million, with domestic net sales increasing 37.2%, international net sales increasing 75.9% and online net sales increasing 416.7%
     
  • Gross profit increased 43.9% to $28.8 million
     
  • GAAP net income, which includes $3.6 million of one-time charges related to a 2008 capital transaction, increased 177.5% to $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share
     
  • Adjusted net income, which excludes $3.6 million of one-time charges related to a 2008 capital transaction, increased 76.7% to $4.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share

Jeremy Andrus, Skullcandy's President and CEO, stated, "We are pleased with our strong third quarter results and continued growth across all areas of our business. Despite some of the headwinds in the overall macro environment, our business continues to benefit from the strength of the brand, growth in portable media and consumers' desire for higher quality audio accessories. Our 57.5% increase in net sales was once again driven by double-digit increases in both units and average selling prices and strong growth across our domestic, international and online sales channels. With the acquisition of our European distributor rights in this quarter, we remain excited about our global growth opportunities and our ability to control our business in that region." 

Third Quarter Results

Net sales in the third quarter of 2011 increased 57.5% to $60.6 million from $38.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Domestic net sales increased 37.2% to $39.8 million, international net sales increased 75.9% to $14.6 million, and online net sales increased 416.7% to $6.2 million during this quarter. In the third quarter of 2011, the Company began separating online sales from domestic net sales for reporting purposes. On a combined basis, domestic net sales and online sales increased 52.3% to $46.0 million.

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2011 increased 43.9% to $28.8 million from $20.0 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales, or gross margin, was 47.5% for the third quarter of 2011 compared to 52.0% for the third quarter of 2010. The decrease in gross margin is partially due to the sale of Astro Gaming, Inc. inventory that was recorded at fair value under the acquisition method of accounting. Excluding the $0.5 million increase in cost of goods sold related to the step-up in fair value of inventory in purchase accounting, gross margin would have been 48.3%. In addition, we have experienced lower gross margins on our direct business in Europe from August 26, 2011 through September 30, 2011 as a result of inventory that was recorded at fair value under the acquisition method of accounting. The Company expects the gross margins to increase in Europe after the initial inventory acquired is sold as the future inventory will be purchased at a lower cost, with resulting higher gross margins.

Selling, general and administrative expenses in the third quarter of 2011 increased 54.8% to $20.6 million from $13.3 million in the same quarter of the prior year. This increase was primarily the result of $4.2 million in increased payroll related expenses and benefits due to an increased employee headcount to support planned growth and $1.3 million in increased marketing expenses primarily related to in-store advertising, in-store displays, trade show attendance, event and athlete sponsorships and promotional products. Income from operations increased 22.5% to $8.2 million from $6.7 million in same quarter of the prior year.

Other expense in the third quarter of 2011 decreased $2.1 million to $1.7 million from $3.8 million in the same quarter last year. For the third quarter of 2011, other expense consisted primarily of a $1.4 million expense related to a derivative liability associated with the third contingent payment paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement, a 2008 capital transaction. For the third quarter of 2010, other expense consisted primarily of a $3.8 million expense for a derivative liability associated with the second and third contingent payments paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement. 

Interest expense in the third quarter of 2011 increased $0.6 million to $3.1 million from $2.5 million in the third quarter of 2010. The higher expense for the third quarter of 2011 was due to an expense of $2.2 million related to the second contingent payment paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement that was recognized upon completion of our initial public offering.  

The second and third contingent payments paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement, a historical capital transaction that occurred in 2008, were paid in connection with the completion of our initial public offering. There will be no expenses associated with the securities purchase and redemption agreement in the future. 

Net income in the third quarter of 2011 was $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, based on 26.3 million weighted average common shares outstanding. Excluding the expenses associated with one-time contingency payments paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement that were recognized in connection with the closing of the initial public offering, adjusted net income in the third quarter 2011 increased 76.7% to $4.6 million, or $0.17 per diluted share. Net loss in the same quarter of the prior year was $1.2 million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, based on 14.1 million weighted average common shares outstanding. Adjusted net income in the same quarter last year was $2.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share based on 19.4 million weighted average common shares outstanding. For a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income (loss), see the accompanying tables. 

EBITDA in the third quarter of 2011 increased 137.8% to $7.4 million from $3.1 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA increased 26.8% to $8.7 million from $6.9 million in the same quarter of the prior year. For a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to net income, see the accompanying tables. 

Outlook

The Company is raising its outlook for 2011 and now expects net sales to be approximately $231.0 million and diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.78 based on diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 23.7 million. Diluted earnings per share for 2011 will include $3.6 million of one-time after-tax expenses recorded in the third quarter. These one-time expenses were recognized in connection with the closing of the Company's initial public offering and relate to the securities purchase and redemption agreement. Excluding these one-time expenses, the Company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share for 2011 to be approximately $0.93 based on diluted weighted average shares of approximately 23.7 million.    

Call Information

A conference call to discuss the third quarter 2011 results is scheduled for today, November 3, 2011, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time/2:30 PM Mountain Time. A broadcast of the call will be available on the Company's website, www.skullcandy.com, and analysts and investors can participate in the live call by dialing (719) 325-2146. In addition, a replay of the call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through November 11, 2011. To access the telephone replay, listeners should dial (858) 384-5517 and enter ID #7988438.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a leading audio brand that reflects the collision of the music, fashion and action sports lifestyles. The Skullcandy brand and distinctive logo symbolize youth and rebellion and embody the company's motto "Every revolution needs a soundtrack." Skullcandy headphones feature the distinctive Skullcandy sound and leading-edge design. Skullcandy products are currently sold in the United States, as well as in more than 70 countries around the world and through its websites.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding the Company's guidance, future financial and operating results and any other statements about the Company's future expectations, beliefs or prospects expressed by management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to extend the recognition and reputation of its brand, to continue to develop innovative and popular products, to respond to changes in consumer preferences, to grow its international business and other factors that are detailed in the Company's registration statement on Form S-1, including the Risk Factors contained in the Company's registration statement, which is available at www.sec.gov. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SKULLCANDY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share information)
         
  Three Months Ended September 30,  Nine Months Ended September 30, 
  2010 2011 2010 2011
Net sales  $38,493 $60,641 $95,940 $149,056
Cost of goods sold  18,487 31,843 46,629 75,144
Gross profit  20,006 28,798 49,311 73,912
Selling, general and administrative expenses  13,288 20,571 30,206 52,195
Income from operations  6,718 8,227 19,105 21,717
Other expense  3,813 1,734 7,621 1,716
Interest expense  675 334 1,236 1,005
Interest expense—related party  1,775 2,767 5,323 6,384
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling
    interests 
455 3,392 4,925 12,612
Income taxes  1,683 2,440 4,887 6,323
Net income (loss)  (1,228) 952 38 6,289
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests  7 7
Preferred dividends  (8) (22) (17)
Net income (loss) attributable to Skullcandy, Inc.  ($1,236) $959 $16 $6,279
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to
    Skullcandy, Inc. 
       
Basic  ($0.09) $0.04 $0.00 $0.36
Diluted  (0.09) 0.04 0.00 0.28
Weighted average common shares outstanding        
Basic  14,068,283 24,427,591 13,954,234 17,664,628
Diluted  14,068,283 26,262,943 19,215,014 22,043,053
   
   
   
SKULLCANDY, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
 (in thousands of dollars)  
       
         
  As of
December 31, 
As of
September 30, 
As of
September 30,
  2010 2010  2011
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents  $6,462 $2,271 $14,922  
Accounts receivable, net  46,676 27,837 34,616  
Inventories  22,560 19,547 51,223  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  5,157 3,251 5,684  
Deferred taxes  3,711 1,270 2,716  
Total current assets  84,566 54,176 109,161  
Property and equipment, net  3,967 3,257 6,885  
Intangibles  561 283 13,940  
Goodwill   —    —   13,492  
Deferred financing fees  3,800 3,122 462  
Deferred taxes  430  —    —    
Total assets  $93,324 $60,838 $143,940  
Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders'
   equity (deficit)
       
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable  $13,456 $9,684 $23,849  
Accrued liabilities  15,529 7,701 11,713  
Bank line of credit  10,802 11,240 14,174  
Total current liabilities  39,787 28,625 49,736  
Long term debt  4,104 2,349 —    
Long term debt, related party  69,256 43,679 —    
Deferred taxes  —   —   2,107  
Commitments and contingencies         
Redeemable convertible preferred stock  2,534 2,534 —    
Stockholders' deficit:        
Common stock  1 1 3  
Treasury stock  (43,294) (43,294) (43,294)  
Additional paid-in capital  9,197 5,466 117,392  
Other comprehensive loss  —   —   (15)  
Retained earnings  11,739 21,478 18,018  
Total Skullcandy stockholders' equity (deficit)  (22,357) (16,349) 92,104  
Noncontrolling interests   — —   (7)  
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)  (22,357) (16,349) 92,097  
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders'
   equity (deficit) 
$93,324 $60,838 $143,940  
 
 
 
SKULLCANDY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 (in thousands of dollars)
     
  Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 
  2010 2011
Operating activities    
Net income  $38 $6,289
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization  452 1,102
Loss on disposal of fixed assets  —   124
Provision for doubtful accounts  867 783
Deferred income taxes  —   565
Noncash interest expense  3,331 6,583
Change in value of derivatives related to stockholder payables  7,607
Stock-based compensation expense  1,831 3,491
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable  565 11,346
Inventories  (1,690) (21,205)
Prepaid expenses and other  (2,186) (1,996)
Accounts payable  4,425 8,244
Income taxes payable  (4,279) 2,244
Accrued liabilities and other current liabilities  556 (4,805)
Net cash provided by operating activities  11,517 12,765
Investing activities    
Purchase of property and equipment  (1,690) (3,516)
Purchase of intangible assets  (35)
Business acquisitions  —   (29,462)
Net cash used in investing activities  (1,725) (32,978)
Financing activities    
Net borrowings on bank line of credit  11,237 3,371
Repayment of long-term debt  (20,730) (46,780)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options  240 1,076
Income tax benefit from stock option exercises   — 902
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs   — 70,104
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (9,253) 28,673
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  539 8,460
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  1,732 6,462
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $2,271 $14,922
     
Supplemental cash flow information:    
Cash paid for interest  3,700 6,488
Cash paid for income tax  4,772 2,601
 
 
 
SKULLCANDY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME
(in thousands of dollars)
(unaudited)
         
  Three months Nine months
  ended September 30, ended September 30,
  2010 2011 2010 2011
         
Net income (loss)  ($1,228) $952 $38 $6,289
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   —  $7  —  $7
Second contingent payment pursuant to the
   securities purchase and redemption
   agreement (1) 
3,056 2,199 6,112 2,199
Third contingent payment pursuant to the
   securities purchase and redemption
   agreement (2) 
747 1,392 1,495 1,392
         
Adjusted net income  $2,575 $4,550 $7,645 $9,887
         
(1)  This item is recorded in interest expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in 2011
and is recorded in other expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in 2010. In
December 2010, the Company amended the securities purchase and redemption agreement and removed
the contingencies associated with the second contingent payment that were based on the compound
internal rate of return and fixed the amount payable at $17.5 million. As such, this payment was no longer
accounted for as a derivative as of December 31, 2010
(2)  This item is recorded in other expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations


Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted net income, for the periods presented, represents net income (loss) excluding expenses associated with the second and third contingent payments pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement. These expenses relate to a historical capital transaction and management believes they do not correlate to the underlying performance of our business. As a result, the Company believes that adjusted net income provides important additional information for measuring its performance, provides consistency and comparability with the Company's past financial performance, facilitates period to period comparisons of the Company's operations, and facilitates comparisons with other peer companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. The Company's management team uses this metric to evaluate the Company's business and believes it is a measure used frequently by securities analysts and investors. Adjusted net income does not represent, and should not be used as a substitute for net income, as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company's definition of adjusted net income may differ from that of other companies.

 
 
 
SKULLCANDY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE
ATTRIBUTABLE TO SKULLCANDY, INC. ON A GAAP BASIS TO ADJUSTED
DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO SKULLCANDY, INC. 
(in thousands of dollars)
(unaudited)
         
  Three months Nine months
  ended September 30, ended September 30,
  2010 2011 2010 2011
Diluted net income (loss) per common
   share attributable to Skullcandy, Inc. 
($0.09) $0.04 $0.00 $0.28
Second contingent payment pursuant to the
    securities purchase and redemption
    agreement 
0.16 0.08 0.32 0.1
Third contingent payment pursuant to the
    securities purchase and redemption
    agreement 
0.04 0.05 0.08 0.07
Impact of difference in number of GAAP
    and adjusted diluted shares 
0.02  —   —   — 
Adjusted diluted net income per common
    share attributable to Skullcandy, Inc. 
$0.13 $0.17 $0.40 $0.45
 
 
 
SKULLCANDY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA
 (in thousands of dollars)
(unaudited)
         
  Three months Nine months
  ended September 30, ended September 30,
  2010 2011 2010 2011
Net income (loss)  ($1,228) $952 $38 $6,289
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   —  7  —  7
Income taxes  1,683 2,440 4,887 6,323
Interest expense  2,450 3,101 6,559 7,389
Other expense  9 342 14 324
Depreciation and amortization  178 512 452 1,102
EBITDA  3,092 7,354 11,950 21,434
         
Other expense  3,804 1,392 7,607 1,392
Adjusted EBITDA  $6,896 $8,746 $19,557 $22,826


Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA, for the periods presented, represents net income before interest expense, income taxes, certain other expenses and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA gives further effect to the recording of additional other expense of $1.4 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 and $3.8 million and $7.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, which represents other expense related to a derivative liability associated with the second and third contingency payments paid pursuant to the securities purchase and redemption agreement. These expenses were associated with a historical capital transaction and management believes they do not correlate to the underlying performance of the Company's business. As a result, the Company believes that adjusted EBITDA provides important additional information for measuring the Company's performance, provides consistency and comparability with the Company's past financial performance, facilitates period to period comparisons of the Company's operations, and facilitates comparisons with other peer companies, many of which use similar non-GAAP financial measures to supplement their GAAP results. The Company's management team uses this metric to evaluate the Company's business and believes it is a measure used frequently by securities analysts and investors. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent, and should not be used as a substitute for income from operations or net income, as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company's definitions of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA may differ from that of other companies.

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