iParty Corp. (NYSE Amex: IPT - news), a leading party goods retailer, today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended on March 31, 2012. First Quarter 2012 Highlights
- Comparable store sales increase for the first quarter of 2012 of 8.6%.
- Consolidated revenues of $15.8 million for the first quarter of 2012, a 4.4% increase compared to the first quarter of 2011.
- Reopening of flood damaged store in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
- Net loss of $1.2 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2011.
Operating ResultsFor the first quarter of 2012, consolidated revenues were $15.75 million, a 4.4% increase compared to $15.09 million for the first quarter of 2011. Comparable store sales in the first quarter of 2012 increased 8.6% compared to the year-ago period. Consolidated gross profit margin was unchanged at 36.4% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Consolidated net loss for the first quarter of 2012 improved approximately $300,000 to $1.24 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to consolidated net loss of $1.51 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter in 2011. On a non-GAAP basis, net loss for the first quarter of 2012 before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“ EBITDA”) was $834 thousand, compared to EBITDA net loss of $1.05 million for the first quarter in 2011. EBITDA is calculated as net income (loss), as reported under United States generally accepted accounting principles (“ GAAP”), plus net interest expense, depreciation and amortization and income taxes. The schedule accompanying this release provides the reconciliation of net loss for the first quarter of 2012 and 2011, under GAAP to a non-GAAP, EBITDA basis. About iParty Corp. Headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, iParty Corp. is a party goods retailer that operates 52 iParty retail stores in New England and Florida and an internet site ( www.iparty.com) for costume and party goods and party planning. iParty’s aim is to make throwing a successful event both stress-free and fun. With an extensive assortment of party supplies and costumes in our stores and available at our online store, iParty offers consumers a sophisticated, yet fun and easy-to-use, resource to help them customize any party, including birthday bashes, Easter get-togethers, graduation parties, summer barbecues and, of course, Halloween. In addition to the extensive assortment of costume and other merchandise available through iParty’s internet site, our web site focuses on increasing customer visits to our retail stores by highlighting the ever changing store product assortment for all occasions and seasons and featuring monthly coupons, store and online promotions and ideas and themes, offering consumers an easy and fun approach to any party. iParty aims to offer reliable, time-tested knowledge of party-perfect trends, and superior customer service to ensure convenient and comprehensive merchandise selections for every occasion. Please visit our site at www.iparty.com. Non-GAAP Financial Measures Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, we have provided below reconciliations of any non-GAAP financial measures we use in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. We believe that our presentation of EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is an important supplemental measure of operating performance to investors. The discussion below defines this term, why we believe it is a useful measure of our performance, and explains certain limitations on the use of non-GAAP financial measures such as our use of EBITDA.
EBITDAEBITDA is a commonly used measure of performance in our industry which we believe, when considered with measures calculated in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (" GAAP"), gives investors a more complete understanding of operating results before the impact of investing and financing transactions and income taxes and facilitates comparisons between us and our competitors. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and has been presented in this release because our management and the audit committee of our board of directors use this financial measure in monitoring and evaluating our ongoing financial results and trends. Our management and audit committee believe that this non-GAAP operating performance measure is useful for investors because it enhances investors' ability to analyze trends in our business and compare our financial and operating performance to that of our peers. Limitations on the Use of Non-GAAP Measures The use of EBITDA has certain limitations. Our presentation of EBITDA may be different from the presentation used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. Depreciation expense for various long-term assets, interest expense, income taxes and other items have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of our results. Additionally, EBITDA does not consider capital expenditures and other investing activities and should not be considered as a measure of our liquidity. In particular, we have opened new stores through the expenditure of capital funded with borrowings under our bank line of credit. Our results of operations, therefore, reflect significant charges for depreciation, amortization and interest expense. EBITDA, which excludes these expenses, provides helpful information about the operating performance of our business, but EBITDA does not purport to represent operating income or cash flow from operating activities, as those terms are defined under GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to those measurements as an indicator of our performance.
Accordingly, EBITDA should be used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other operating performance measure prescribed by GAAP, nor should these measures be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. EBITDA reflects additional ways of viewing our operations that we believe, when viewed with our GAAP results and the reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. We strongly encourage investors to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.
|RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES|
|For the quarter ended|
|Mar 31, 2012||Mar 26, 2011|
|Net loss, as reported under GAAP||$||(1,235,266||)||$||(1,510,911||)|
|plus, Interest expense, net||49,330||73,182|
|plus, Depreciation and amortization||352,176||384,325|
|plus, Income taxes||-||-|
|EBITDA net loss, non-GAAP||$||(833,760||)||$||(1,053,404||)|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the quarter ended|
|Mar 31, 2012||Mar 26, 2011|
|Cost of products sold and occupancy costs||10,026,180||9,600,871|
|Marketing and sales||5,210,909||5,136,742|
|General and administrative||1,702,376||1,786,022|
|Change in fair value of warrant liability||(216||)||(6,222||)|
|Interest expense, net||(49,330||)||(73,182||)|
|Loss per share:|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.05||)||$||(0.06||)|
|Weighted-average shares outstanding:|
|Basic and diluted||24,408,594||24,319,464|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Mar 31, 2012||Dec 31, 2011|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||1,510,572||1,415,780|
|Deferred income tax asset||46,762||46,762|
|Total current assets||19,463,222||19,688,537|
|Property and equipment, net||2,603,817||2,664,086|
|Intangible assets, net||546,765||626,900|
|Deferred income tax asset||540,841||540,841|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and book overdrafts||$||6,707,479||$||5,970,015|
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||2,307||4,613|
|Borrowings under line of credit||5,577,293||5,366,512|
|Total current liabilities||14,420,388||13,636,607|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Convertible preferred stock||13,012,668||13,012,668|
|Additional paid-in capital||53,036,492||52,987,574|
|Total stockholders' equity||7,526,167||8,712,515|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||23,465,713||$||23,854,095|