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Universal Electronics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC) reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and CEO, stated: "As expected, we delivered strong third quarter results of over 50% growth for both the top- and bottom-line, which represent quarterly records. Retracted global economies and ongoing distressed consumer sentiment have translated into weakened consumer electronics retail reports and forecasts. However, even as the weakness in the global markets continues to affect our industry beyond our earlier expectations, we are more confident than ever in our future growth prospects because we continue to build market share, outperform our competition as well as introduce new and innovative patented technologies."

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30: 2011 Compared to 2010

  • Net sales were $123.5 million, compared to $79.0 million.
    • Business Category revenue was $111.3 million, compared to $66.2 million.
      The Business Category contributed 90% of total net sales, compared to 84%.
    • Consumer Category revenue was $12.2 million, compared to $12.8 million.
      The Consumer Category contributed 10% of total net sales, compared to 16%.
  • Adjusted pro forma gross margins were 27.9%, compared to gross margins of 32.6%.
  • Adjusted pro forma operating expenses were $24.0 million, compared to operating expenses of $19.2 million.
  • Adjusted pro forma operating income was $10.5 million, compared to operating income of $6.6 million.
  • Adjusted pro forma net income was $8.0 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.
  • At September 30, 2011, cash and cash equivalents was $32.0 million.

Financial Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30: 2011 Compared to 2010

  • Net sales were $351.0 million, compared to $229.3 million.
  • Adjusted pro forma gross margins were 27.8%, compared to gross margins of 32.8%.
  • Adjusted pro forma operating expenses were $74.0 million, compared to operating expenses of $58.6 million.
  • Adjusted pro forma net income was $17.7 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $11.3 million, or $0.81 per diluted share.

Financial Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2011, the company expects net sales to range between $115 million and $121 million, compared to $102.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011 are expected to range from $0.33 to $0.43, compared to adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share of $0.45 in the fourth quarter of 2010.

For the full 2011 year, the company expects net sales to range between $466 million and $472 million, compared to $331.8 million in 2010. Adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share for 2011 are expected to range from $1.47 to $1.57, compared to adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share of $1.27 in 2010.

Conference Call Information

UEI's management team will hold a conference call today, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, to discuss its third quarter 2011 earnings results, review the quarterly activity and answer questions. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-655-6895 and for international calls dial 706-758-0299 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 17857113. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for one year at www.uei.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, in the U.S., please dial 855-859-2056 and internationally, 404-537-3406. Enter access code 17857113.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics

Non-GAAP gross margins, Non-GAAP operating expenses, and Non-GAAP net income and earnings per share are supplemental measures of the company's performance that are not required by, and are not presented in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP information does not substitute for any performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP gross profit is defined as gross profit excluding charges related to the write-up of inventory and depreciation related to the acquisition. Non-GAAP operating expenses is defined as cash operating expenses excluding acquisition costs, amortization of intangibles and other employee related restructuring costs. Non-GAAP net income is net income from operations excluding the aforementioned items. A reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial results to GAAP results is included at the end of this press release.

About Universal Electronics Inc.

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company's broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All(R) brand name. For additional information, please visit our website at www.uei.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the benefits anticipated by the Company due to continued innovation of products and technologies; new markets growth; the Company's ability to gain market share; general economic conditions; that pending patents will be issued and that when issued, will result in technologies that are accepted and adopted by our customers; the consumer electronics and broader retail industries to be weaker than anticipated by management; and other factors described in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties.The Company undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share-related data)

(Unaudited)

September 30,
2011

December 31,
2010

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,000 $ 54,249
Accounts receivable, net 88,983 86,304
Inventories, net 84,818 65,402
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,072 2,582
Deferred income taxes 6,173 5,896
Total current assets 214,046 214,433
Property, plant, and equipment, net 80,237 78,097
Goodwill 30,857 30,877
Intangible assets, net 33,566 35,994
Other assets 5,335 5,464
Deferred income taxes 7,776 7,806
Total assets $ 371,817 $ 372,671
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 63,623 $ 56,086
Notes payable 18,400 35,000
Accrued sales discounts, rebates and royalties 6,408 7,942
Accrued income taxes 3,891 5,873
Accrued compensation 28,530 30,634
Deferred income taxes 55 --
Other accrued expenses 13,693 13,295
Total current liabilities 134,600 148,830
Long-term liabilities:
Deferred income taxes 11,508 11,369
Income tax payable 1,212 1,212
Other long-term liabilities 5 56
Total liabilities 147,325 161,467
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

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Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 21,076,830 and 20,877,248 shares issued on September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively 211 209
Paid-in capital 172,264 166,940
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 1,628 (489 )
Retained earnings 149,102 134,070
323,205 300,730
Less cost of common stock in treasury, 6,344,642 and 5,926,071 shares on September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively (98,713 ) (89,526 )
Total stockholders' equity 224,492 211,204
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 371,817 $ 372,671

UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2011 2010 2011 2010
Net sales $ 123,527 $ 79,007 $ 350,985 $ 229,275
Cost of sales 89,349 53,289 254,284 154,068
Gross profit 34,178 25,718 96,701 75,207
Research and development expenses 2,861 2,687 9,275 7,944
Selling, general and administrative expenses 21,852 16,465 67,116 50,694
Operating income 9,465 6,566 20,310 16,569
Interest (expense) income, net (56 ) (1 ) (210 ) 99
Other (expense) income, net (353 ) 40 (771 ) 62
Income before provision for income taxes 9,056 6,605 19,329 16,730
Provision for income taxes (1,972 ) (1,903 ) (4,297 ) (5,415 )
Net income $ 7,084 $ 4,702 $ 15,032 $ 11,315
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.48 $ 0.35 $ 1.00 $ 0.83
Diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.34 $ 0.98 $ 0.81
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 14,887 13,417 14,963 13,572
Diluted 15,147 13,671 15,312 13,897

UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Nine months Ended
September 30,

2011 2010
Cash provided by operating activities:
Net income $ 15,032 $ 11,315
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 12,907 4,660
Provision for doubtful accounts 241 661
Provision for inventory write-downs 3,610 2,651
Deferred income taxes 26 17
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options and vested restricted stock 399 102
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (422 ) (131 )
Shares issued for employee benefit plan 592 375
Stock-based compensation 3,280 3,757
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (2,772 ) 4,508
Inventories (22,172 ) (6,806 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 674 1,158
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 2,456 (8,229 )
Accrued income taxes (2,049 ) (3,407 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,802 10,631
Cash used for investing activities:
Term deposit -- (290 )
Acquisition of property, plant, and equipment (10,140 ) (4,449 )
Acquisition of intangible assets (814 ) (1,061 )
Net cash used for investing activities (10,954 ) (5,800 )
Cash used for financing activities:
Payment of debt (16,600 ) --
Proceeds from stock options exercised 1,381 257
Treasury stock purchased (9,512 ) (9,835 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation 422 131
Net cash used for financing activities (24,309 ) (9,447 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 1,212 (953 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (22,249 ) (5,569 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 54,249 29,016
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 32,000 $ 23,447

Supplemental Cash Flow Information -- We had net income tax payments of $6.9million and $8.9 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and 2010,respectively. We had interest payments of $0.3 million and $0 during the ninemonths ended September 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED PRO FORMA FINANCIAL RESULTS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2011

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2010

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted
Pro Forma

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted
Pro Forma

Net sales $ 123,527 $ -- $ 123,527 $ 79,007 $ -- $ 79,007
Cost of sales (1) 89,349 (277 ) 89,072 53,289 -- 53,289
Gross profit 34,178 277 34,455 25,718 -- 25,718
Research and development expenses 2,861 -- 2,861 2,687 -- 2,687

Selling, general and administrative expenses (2)

21,852 (743 ) 21,109 16,465 -- 16,465
Operating income 9,465 1,020 10,485 6,566 -- 6,566
Interest (expense) income, net (56 ) -- (56 ) (1 ) -- (1 )
Other (expense) income, net (353 ) -- (353 ) 40 -- 40
Income before provision for income taxes 9,056 1,020 10,076 6,605 -- 6,605
Provision for income taxes (3) 1,972 144 2,116 1,903 -- 1,903
Net income $ 7,084 $ 876 $ 7,960 $ 4,702 $ -- $ 4,702
Earnings per share diluted $ 0.47 $ 0.06 $ 0.53 $ 0.34 $ -- $ 0.34

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2011

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2010

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted
Pro Forma

GAAP

Adjustments

Adjusted
Pro Forma

Net sales $ 350,985 $ -- $ 350,985 $ 229,275 $ -- $ 229,275
Cost of sales (1) 254,284 (831 ) 253,453 154,068 -- 154,068
Gross profit 96,701 831 97,532 75,207 -- 75,207
Research and development expenses 9,275 -- 9,275 7,944 -- 7,944
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2) 67,116 (2,402 ) 64,714 50,694 -- 50,694
Operating income 20,310 3,233 23,543 16,569 -- 16,569
Interest (expense) income, net (210 ) -- (210 ) 99 -- 99
Other (expense) income, net (771 ) -- (771 ) 62 -- 62
Income before provision for income taxes 19,329 3,233 22,562 16,730 -- 16,730
Provision for income taxes (3) 4,297 585 4,882 5,415 -- 5,415
Net income $ 15,032 $ 2,648 $ 17,680 $ 11,315 $ -- $ 11,315
Earnings per share diluted $ 0.98 $ 0.17 $ 1.15 $ 0.81 $ -- $ 0.81

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(1) To reflect depreciation expense of $0.3 million and $0.8 million for the three and nine months ending September 30, 2011, respectively, relating to the mark-up in fixed assets from cost to fair value as part of the Enson Assets Limited acquisition.

(2) To reflect $0.7 million and $2.4 million of amortization expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively, relating to intangible assets acquired as part of the Enson Assets Limited and Zilog acquisitions.

(3) To reflect the tax effect of the adjustments.

SOURCE: Universal Electronics Inc.

Universal Electronics Inc.
Paul Arling, 714-820-1000
or
IR Agency
Becky Herrick, 415-433-3777