Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) today reported sales and earnings for its third quarter ended February 26, 2011. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $.05 quarterly cash dividend and authorized an initial share repurchase of $25 million to repurchase shares of the Company’s common stock. As previously announced, the Company completed the sale of its RF, Wireless and Power Division (RFPD) to Arrow Electronics, Inc. on March 1, 2011. The cash proceeds and gain on sale will be reflected in the Company’s fourth quarter fiscal 2011 financial statements.

Net sales for the third quarter of Fiscal 2011 were $39.7 million, up 18.7% from net sales of $33.4 million during the third quarter of last year. Operating income was $0.8 million, or 2.1% of net sales, during the third quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to an operating loss of $0.3 million during last year’s third quarter. Income from continuing operations during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.2 million, or $.01 per diluted common share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.7 million during the third quarter of last year.

The Company’s third quarter results reflect RFPD as a discontinued operation. Income from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $8.0 million, or $0.43 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $5.2 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of fiscal 2010.

Net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $8.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted common share, for the prior year’s third quarter.

Operating income of $0.8 million for the third quarter includes $0.4 million of incremental costs associated with a strategic distribution agreement for EDG. These costs are expected to continue through June 2011. Operating income of $2.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 includes $1.1 million of incremental costs.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY ─ THREE MONTHS ENDED FEBRUARY 26, 2011

  • Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $39.7 million, up 18.7%, compared to net sales of $33.4 million during the third quarter of last year.
  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales decreased to 29.1% during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to 31.1% during the third quarter of last year.
  • SG&A expenses during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 were $10.7 million, or 27.1% of net sales, compared to $10.6 million, or 31.8% of net sales, during the third quarter of last year.
  • Operating income during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.8 million, or 2.1% of net sales, compared to a loss of $0.3 million, for the third quarter last year.
  • Income from continuing operations during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $0.2 million, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.7 million during the third quarter of last year.
  • Income from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $8.0 million, or $0.43 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to $5.2 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share, during the third quarter of fiscal 2010.
  • Net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $8.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $4.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted common share, in the prior year’s third quarter.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY ─ NINE MONTHS ENDED FEBRUARY 26, 2011
  • Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2011 were $118.1 million, up 22.4%, compared to net sales of $96.5 million during the first nine months of last year.
  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales decreased to 29.4% during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 compared to 31.4% during the first nine months of last year.
  • SG&A expenses during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 were $32.5 million, or 27.5% of net sales, compared to $31.6 million, or 32.8% of net sales, during the first nine months of last year.
  • Operating income during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $2.3 million, or 1.9% of net sales, compared to a loss of $1.3 million for the first nine months of last year.
  • Income from continuing operations during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $0.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $3.2 million, during the first nine months of last year.
  • Income from discontinued operations, net of tax, was $23.2 million, or $1.28 per diluted common share, during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 compared to $12.8 million, or $0.73 per diluted common share, during the first nine months of the prior year.
  • Net income during the first nine months of fiscal 2011 was $24.1 million, or $1.33 per diluted common share, compared to net income of $9.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted common share, during the first nine months of the prior year.

CASH FLOWS AND BALANCE SHEET

Cash flows used in operating activities, including the cash flows from our discontinued operations, were $9.8 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2011, compared to cash flows provided by operating activities of $16.0 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2010. The Company ended the third quarter in a net cash position of $7.9 million, reflecting cash of $29.9 million and total debt of $22.0 million.

“The use of cash during the third quarter reflects an increase in working capital from our continuing operations of approximately $5.4 million. We are cautiously investing in working capital necessary to support the strong sales growth within our EDG business,” said Kathleen Dvorak, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“At the start of our fourth quarter, we received the cash proceeds from the sale of RFPD to Arrow Electronics. We are committed to returning value to our shareholders through a combination of dividends, share repurchases and investments to fund our growth initiatives for our remaining businesses,” said Edward Richardson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION

On April 5, 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an initial share repurchase of $25 million to repurchase outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock. Share repurchases may be made on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time, subject to market conditions and trading restrictions. This authorization has no expiration and can be cancelled at any time.

OUTLOOK

On March 1, 2011, the Company completed the sale of its RFPD business and certain other assets to Arrow Electronics, Inc. The Company received approximately $239 million in cash, subject to a post-closing working capital adjustment.

“As the sale of RFPD is now complete, our focus is to appropriately align our cost structure to support our remaining businesses with the goal of achieving a 5% operating margin exit rate for Fiscal 2011,” said Mr. Richardson.

“I am extremely pleased with the continuing sales growth within our EDG business particularly within the industrial heating and semiconductor manufacturing businesses. We are also encouraged with the improvements within our Canvys division, specifically the continuing growth within the OEM business. We expect that sales for EDG and Canvys for the fourth quarter will be in the range of $39 to $40 million,” added Mr. Richardson.

CASH DIVIDEND

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors voted to increase its quarterly cash dividend and declared a $0.05 dividend per share to all holders of common stock and a $0.045 cash dividend per share to all holders of Class B common stock. The dividend will be payable on May 20, 2011, to all common stockholders of record on May 6, 2011. The Company currently has 15,278,354 outstanding shares of common stock and 3,001,961 outstanding shares of Class B common stock.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, 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 fiscal 2011 results. 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 42031438 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 7, 2011, for seven days. The telephone numbers for the replay are (USA) 888-286-8010 and (International) 617-801-6888; access code 22763657.

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 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Item 1A, and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on December 21, 2010. 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 global provider of engineered solutions, a global distributor of electronic components to the electron device markets, and a global provider of display solutions to the display systems markets. Utilizing its core engineering and manufacturing capabilities, the Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and value-add, or “engineered solutions.” The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, and logistics for end products of its customers. More information is available online at www.rell.com .

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
     
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
February 26, February 27, February 26, February 27,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Statements of Income
Net sales $ 39,653 $ 33,408 $ 118,143 $ 96,538
Cost of sales   28,096   23,032     83,400     66,195  
Gross profit 11,557 10,376 34,743 30,343
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 10,733 10,639 32,476 31,636
Loss on disposal of assets   1   9     3     7  
Operating income (loss)   823   (272 )   2,264     (1,300 )
Other (income) expense:
Interest expense 39 291 145 955
Investment income - (6 ) - (24 )
Foreign exchange (gain) loss 27 (208 ) 343 1,310
Loss on retirement of short-term debt - 127 60 127
Other, net   4   2     (67 )   (96 )
Total other expense   70   206     481     2,272  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 753 (478 ) 1,783 (3,572 )
Income tax provision (benefit)   523   225     933     (339 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 230 (703 ) 850 (3,233 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   7,987   5,171     23,202     12,750  
Net income $ 8,217 $ 4,468   $ 24,052   $ 9,517  
 
Net income per Common share - Basic:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.05 $ (0.18 )
Income from discontinued operations   0.45   0.30     1.32     0.73  
Total net income per Common share - Basic: $ 0.46 $ 0.26   $ 1.37   $ 0.55  
 
Net income per Class B common share - Basic:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.04 $ (0.17 )
Income from discontinued operations   0.40   0.27     1.19     0.65  
Total net income per Class B common share - Basic: $ 0.41 $ 0.23   $ 1.23   $ 0.48  
 
Net income per Common share - Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.05 $ (0.18 )
Income from discontinued operations   0.43   0.30     1.28     0.73  
Total net income per Common share - Diluted: $ 0.44 $ 0.26   $ 1.33   $ 0.55  
 
Net income per Class B common share - Diluted:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.01 $ (0.04 ) $ 0.04 $ (0.17 )
Income from discontinued operations   0.40   0.27     1.17     0.65  
Total net income per Class B common share - Diluted: $ 0.41 $ 0.23   $ 1.21   $ 0.48  
 
Weighted average number of shares:
Common shares - Basic   15,086   14,718     14,846     14,814  
Class B common shares - Basic   3,002   3,048     3,026     3,048  
Common shares - Diluted   18,455   17,766     18,182     17,862  
Class B common shares - Diluted   3,002   3,048     3,026     3,048  
 
Dividends per common share $ 0.020 $ 0.020   $ 0.060   $ 0.060  
Dividends per Class B common share $ 0.018 $ 0.018   $ 0.054   $ 0.054  
 
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
   
February 26, May 29,
  2011     2010  
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 29,863 $ 29,038
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $312 and $369 25,021 19,762
Inventories 27,960 26,797
Prepaid expenses 1,103 1,438
Deferred income taxes 283 317
Discontinued operations - assets   187,941     148,169  
 
Total current assets   272,171     225,521  
 
Non-current assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net 5,521 6,561
Deferred financing costs, net - 60
Non-current deferred income taxes 1,741 1,541
Other non-current assets   397     1,132  
 
Total non-current assets   7,659     9,294  
 
Total assets $ 279,830   $ 234,815  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 17,814 $ 18,067
Accrued liabilities 9,615 10,037
Short-term debt 22,000 19,517
Discontinued operations - liabilities   64,215     53,366  
 
Total current liabilities   113,644     100,987  
 
Non-current liabilities:
Long-term income tax liabilities 571 254
` Other non-current liabilities 439 490
Discontinued operations - non-current liabilities   1,678     3,221  
 
Total non-current liabilities   2,688     3,965  
 
Total liabilities   116,332     104,952  
 
Commitments and contingencies - -
 
Stockholders' equity
Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued 16,616 shares at February 26, 2011, and 16,029
shares at May 29, 2010 831 802
Class B common stock, convertible, $0.05 par value; issued 3,002 shares at February 26,
2011, and 3,048 shares at May 29, 2010 150 152
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, no shares issued - -
Additional paid-in-capital 125,421 120,998
Common stock in treasury, at cost, 1,370 shares at February 26, 2011, and 1,355 shares
at May 29, 2010 (8,665 ) (8,503 )
Retained earnings 35,920 12,925
Accumulated other comprehensive income   9,841     3,489  
 
Total stockholders' equity   163,498     129,863  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 279,830   $ 234,815  
 

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
February 26, February 27, February 26, February 27,
  2011     2010     2011     2010  
Operating activities:
Net income $ 8,217 $ 4,468 $ 24,052 $ 9,517
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided
by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 283 945 1,668 3,124
Discontinued operations - - - 1,173
Loss on retirement of short-term debt - 127 60 127
Loss on disposal of assets 1 9 3 7
Stock compensation expense 69 152 377 503
Deferred income taxes 1,343 35 1,312 119
Accounts receivable (8,676 ) (1,389 ) (19,888 ) (350 )
Inventories (10,240 ) (3,959 ) (20,256 ) 1,926
Prepaid expenses 612 (189 ) (1,092 ) (1,661 )
Accounts payable 2,062 15,722 8,713 6,991
Accrued liabilities (1,253 ) (395 ) 768 551
Long-term income tax liabilities 14 (111 ) 14 (1,333 )
Other   (2,184 )   564     (2,247 )   (16 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (9,752 )   15,979     (6,516 )   20,678  
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures (22 ) (190 ) (518 ) (684 )
Discontinued operation settlement - (1,000 ) - (1,000 )
Proceeds from sale of assets 3 6 3 6
Gain on sale of investments (4 ) (3 ) (5 ) (30 )
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities 42 29 125 132
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (42 ) (29 ) (125 ) (132 )
Other   (29 )   -     (61 )   -  
Net cash used in investing activities   (52 )   (1,187 )   (581 )   (1,708 )
Financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings 72,200 - 181,800 10,200
Payments on debt (68,200 ) - (159,800 ) (10,200 )
Payments on retirement of short-term debt - (8,494 ) (19,517 ) (8,494 )
Repurchase of common stock - (2,192 ) (162 ) (2,192 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 2,302 100 4,073 105
Cash dividends paid (358 ) (347 ) (1,057 ) (1,051 )
Other   -     -     -     10  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   5,944     (10,933 )   5,337     (11,622 )
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   690     (2,255 )   2,585     326  
 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (3,170 ) 1,604 825 7,674
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 33,033 49,957 29,038 43,887
       
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 29,863   $ 51,561   $ 29,863   $ 51,561  
 
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Net Sales and Gross Profit
For the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2011 and Fiscal 2010
(in thousands)
By Strategic Business Unit:            
 

Net Sales

Gross Profit
% % of % of
Third Quarter FY 2011 FY 2010 Change FY 2011 Net Sales FY 2010 Net Sales
EDG 28,002 21,229 31.9 % 8,412 30.0 % 7,062 33.3 %
Canvys   11,651   12,179 (4.3 %)   3,145 27.0 %   3,314 27.2 %
Total $ 39,653 $ 33,408 18.7 % $ 11,557 29.1 % $ 10,376 31.1 %
 

Net Sales

Gross Profit
% % of % of
First Nine Months FY 2011 FY 2010 Change FY 2011 Net Sales FY 2010 Net Sales
EDG 84,150 60,146 39.9 % 26,411 31.4 % 20,694 34.4 %
Canvys   33,993   36,392 (6.6 %)   8,332 24.5 %   9,649 26.5 %
Total $ 118,143 $ 96,538 22.4 % $ 34,743 29.4 % $ 30,343 31.4 %

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