Emergent Group Reports Second Quarter Results
SUN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent Group Inc. (NYSE Amex:LZR), a leading provider of mobile medical lasers and surgical equipment, today cited delayed consumer demand for medical procedures and related services as it reported the following financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 versus the prior year period:
- Revenue decreased 7.0% to $7,246,842 versus $7,788,765 for the prior year's second quarter ended June 30, 2009.
- EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) declined 8.1% to $1,954,375 versus $2,126,311 for the prior year period.
- Net income decreased 17.2% to $719,517, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2010, versus $869,064, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding were slightly lower in the current quarter at 7,068,876 versus 7,089,544 for the prior year period.
- At the end of the quarter, the company had a cash balance of $5,801,612, amounting to $0.82 per diluted share.
"While Emergent Group and its competitive position remain strong, we saw some of the effects of overall soft demand for medical products and services that curtailed performance in certain healthcare sectors during the second quarter," said Emergent Group Chairman and CEO Bruce J. Haber. "However, as we mentioned in our first quarter report, not all medical procedures can be postponed indefinitely, and we could see a rebound as early as the third quarter of this year. We continue to believe that this short-term consumer trend has been caused by the economic downturn, as some unemployed Americans have lost their health insurance or have otherwise postponed medical procedures.
"At the same time," Haber added, "our sales force remains as focused as ever as we look for opportunities to introduce new mobile medical laser and surgical products to customers and as we help those customers benefit financially from renting our equipment and purchasing the accompanying consumable items. To facilitate those customer relationships, our PRI Medical Technologies, Inc. subsidiary recently launched a completely updated web site, www.primedical.net . This new site highlights the latest available equipment and services, explains the advantages of using PRI over competitors and makes it easier than ever for customers to book a case online. We believe it will be an asset to our customers and to us as the industry recovers its momentum and Emergent Group resumes its pattern of growth."About Emergent Group Inc. Emergent Group Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, PRI Medical Technologies, Inc. ("PRI Medical"), provides mobile medical laser and surgical equipment in 16 states on a per-procedure basis to hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and physicians' offices. Surgical equipment is provided to customers along with technical support personnel to ensure that such equipment is operating correctly. PRI Medical currently offers its services in five states in the western United States and 11 states along the eastern seaboard. Emergent Group, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap ® Index. For investor and product information, visit Emergent Group's website, www.emergentgroupinc.com. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1993 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements may involve various risks and uncertainties, some of which may be discussed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-K and subsequently filed SEC reports. There is no assurance any forward-looking statements will prove accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those presently anticipated.
|Emergent Group Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash||$ 5,801,612||$ 7,427,165|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $95,909 and $83,704||3,757,239||4,006,123|
|Deferred income taxes||357,630||557,630|
|Total current assets||11,549,723||13,261,269|
|Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $9,741,711 and $9,031,136||4,982,822||5,545,492|
|Deferred income taxes||21,126||21,126|
|Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $348,195 and $300,672||407,742||455,265|
|Deposits and other assets||80,777||80,992|
|Total assets||$ 18,162,248||$ 20,484,202|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||$ 1,911,680||$ 1,901,272|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||1,608,963||2,456,315|
|Total current liabilities||5,036,584||8,508,526|
|Capital lease obligations, net of current portion||2,287,669||2,670,942|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, non-voting 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.04 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized 6,862,762 and 6,776,118 shares issued and outstanding||274,507||271,042|
|Additional paid-in capital||16,664,252||16,507,958|
|Total Emergent Group equity||10,442,642||8,716,676|
|Total shareholders' equity||10,837,995||9,304,734|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 18,162,248||$ 20,484,202|
|Emergent Group Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Revenue||$ 7,246,842||$ 7,788,765||$ 14,620,012||$ 15,123,808|
|Cost of goods sold||4,392,127||4,625,102||8,858,289||9,036,560|
|Selling, general, and administrative expenses||1,495,726||1,496,742||2,955,732||2,952,164|
|Income from operations||1,358,989||1,666,921||2,805,991||3,135,084|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest expense, net||(75,286)||(87,503)||(146,086)||(175,989)|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||56,476||1,950||64,323||2,550|
|Other income from affiliated entities, net||--||--||190,221||--|
|Other income, net||620||25,083||945||30,260|
|Total other income (expense)||(18,190)||(60,470)||109,403||(143,179)|
|Income before provision for income taxes and non-controlling interest||1,340,799||1,606,451||2,915,394||2,991,905|
|Provision for income taxes||(487,289)||(573,500)||(1,077,289)||(1,051,634)|
|Income before non-controlling interest||853,510||1,032,951||1,838,105||1,940,271|
|Non-controlling interests in income of consolidated limited liability companies||(133,993)||(163,887)||(271,897)||(372,007)|
|Net income||$ 719,517||$ 869,064||$ 1,566,208||$ 1,568,264|
|Basic earnings per share||$ 0.10||$ 0.13||$ 0.23||$ 0.23|
|Diluted earnings per share||$ 0.10||$ 0.12||$ 0.22||$ 0.22|
|Basic weighted average shares outstanding||6,856,813||6,725,579||6,824,338||6,692,057|
|Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding||7,068,876||7,089,544||7,040,846||7,048,247|
|Supplemental Information --|
|Reconciliation of Net Income to Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA):|
|Three Months Ended June 30,|
|Net Income||$ 719,517||$ 869,064|
|Depreciation and amortization||594,643||532,950|
|Amortization - stock based compensation||77,640||63,294|
|Provision for income taxes||487,289||573,500|
|Total||$ 1,954,375||$ 2,126,311|
CONTACT: Emergent Group Inc. Bruce J. Haber (914) 235-5550, x. 12 firstname.lastname@example.org
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