|(U.S. dollars in millions, except per share data)|
|Highlights||Quarter Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.42||$0.25||$0.78||$0.56|
|Special (gains) charges, net||$(7.1)||$0.3||$(6.6)||$0.3|
|Special (gains) charges, net, per diluted share, after tax||$(0.13)||$0.01||$(0.12)||$0.01|
- Consolidated sales grew 8% to a record $872.2 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales grew 4%.
- Business to business channel sales grew 16% to $482.5 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales grew 10%.
- Consumer channel sales were flat at $389.7 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales declined 1%.
- “Same store” business to business sales grew 7% and same store consumer sales declined 4% on a constant currency basis.
- The Company recorded special gains, net of legal and professional fees, of $7.1 million on a pre-tax basis, or approximately $0.13 per diluted share, after tax, related to the previously disclosed investigation and settlement with a former officer and director.
- Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.42.
- Consolidated sales grew 5% to a record $1.8 billion in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales grew 3%.
- Business to business channel sales grew 12% to $963.0 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales grew 8%.
- Consumer channel sales declined 2% to $839.1 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales declined 3%.
- The Company recorded special gains, net of legal and professional fees, of $6.6 million on a pre-tax basis, or approximately $0.12 per diluted share after tax, related to the previously disclosed investigation and settlement with a former officer and director.
- Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.78.
“Our bottom-line remains a key area of focus as we work to improve our gross and operating margins. Our European Technology businesses are showing improved margin performance, particularly in France, as we deliver on the benefits of a fully integrated operating platform. Our Industrial Products business continues to demonstrate its ability to leverage its business model. In our North American technology business our efforts to drive additional efficiencies from our Georgia distribution center and mitigate the impact of discounted freight are showing progress but overall margins in this business remain disappointing. Our senior management team recently completed an extensive review of our North American technology business and is implementing a number of operating changes and best management practices, which we believe will improve its operating performance. It will be a number of quarters before the full impact of these efforts are evident but we are confident that these steps will allow us to better capitalize on the scale of our technology business. Finally, we recorded special gains in the quarter related to an investigation and settlement with a former officer and director of the company.”
|Supplemental Channel Sales Summary (in millions)|
|Channel||Quarter Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Business to business 1||$482.5||$417.4||$963.0||$862.6|
|1||Includes sales from managed business relationships, including outbound call centers and extranets, and the entire Industrial Products and Corporate segments|
|2||Includes sales from retail stores, consumer websites, inbound call centers and television shopping|
|Supplemental “Same Store” Channel Growth 1 – Q2 2011 vs. Q2 2010|
|Business to business||7%|
|1||Comprised of revenue at retail stores, websites and call centers operating for at least 14 full months as of the beginning of the current comparison period and computed on a constant currency basis. The method of calculating comparable store and channel sales varies across the retail and direct marketing industry. As a result, Systemax’s method of calculating comparable sales may not be the same as other companies’ methods.|
|Supplemental Product Category Sales Summary (in millions)|
|Product Category||Quarter Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Computer accessories & software||$251.0||$224.6||$521.6||$481.3|
|Supplemental Business Unit Sales Summary (in millions)|
|Business Unit||Quarter Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Corporate and Other||$0.7||$0.6||$1.4||$1.1|
The Company’s effective tax rate for the first six months of 2011 was 30.5%, compared to 37.3% last year. The lower effective tax rate was primarily due to a higher mix of taxable income in countries with lower tax rates.Earnings Conference Call Details Systemax Inc. will host a teleconference to discuss its second quarter 2011 results today, August 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the teleconference, please dial 877-881-2609 (U.S. callers) or 970-315-0463 (Int’l callers) and reference passcode 86420105 ten minutes prior to the start time. The teleconferencing will also be available via live webcast on the Company’s website at www.systemax.com. A replay of the conference call will be available through August 10, 2011. It can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (U.S. callers) or 404-537-3406 (Int’l callers), passcode 86420105. The webcast will also be archived on www.systemax.com for approximately 90 days. About Systemax Inc. Systemax Inc. ( http://www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Company’s performance. These statements are based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. Actual results may differ materially from results expressed or implied in these statements as the result of risks, uncertainties and other factors including, but not limited to: (a) unanticipated variations in sales volume, (b) economic conditions and exchange rates, (c) actions by competitors, (d) the continuation of key vendor relationships, (e) the ability to maintain satisfactory loan agreements with lenders, (f) risks associated with the delivery of merchandise to customers utilizing common carriers, (g) the operation of the Company’s management information systems, and (h) unanticipated legal and administrative proceedings. Please refer to “Risk Factors” and the Forward Looking Statements sections contained in the Company’s Form 10-K for a more detailed explanation of the inherent limitations in such forward-looking statements.
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations – Unaudited|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Quarter Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30*||June 30*|
|Cost of sales||743,279||692,474||1,542,648||1,483,110|
|Selling, general and administrativeexpenses||114,265||96,966||225,634||201,154|
|Special (gains) charges, net||(7,150)||343||(6,646)||343|
|Interest and other (income) expense, net||(475)||1,074||(1,454)||2,690|
|Income before income taxes||22,303||15,018||41,907||33,815|
|Provision for income taxes||6,744||5,568||12,782||12,614|
|Effective tax rate||30.2%||37.1%||30.5%||37.3%|
|Net income per common share:|
|Weighted average common andcommon equivalent shares:|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|June 30||December 31|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$99,792||$92,077|
|Accounts receivable, net||265,915||276,344|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||20,702||26,441|
|Total current assets||744,878||765,237|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||73,352||73,765|
|Goodwill, intangibles and other assets||54,359||55,098|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||409,885||461,710|
|Total current liabilities||415,150||464,365|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$872,589||$894,100|
|*||Systemax manages its business and reports using a 52-53 week fiscal year that ends at midnight on the Saturday closest to December 31. For clarity of presentation, fiscal years and quarters are described as if they ended on the last day of the respective calendar month. The actual fiscal quarter ended on July 2, 2011. The second quarters of both 2011 and 2010 included 13 weeks. The first six months of both 2011 and 2010 included 26 weeks.|