- Sales for the second quarter of 2012 decreased 7.5% to $73.2 million compared to $79.2 million for the second quarter of 2011, but increased 11.7% sequentially compared to $65.6 million for the first quarter of 2012.
- GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2012 were $1.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted Class A share and $0.13 per diluted Class B share.
- Made progress in streamlining operations by adopting a restructuring program expected to save approximately $4.2 million annually with full implementation expected by the end of the year.
- Launched a new website to better serve customers and investors.
- Board authorizes common share buyback program.
"As part of this program, we recently announced that we will close our Cinch North American manufacturing facility in Vinita, Oklahoma by year end, and move the operation to a new facility in McAllen, Texas, just across the Mexican border from Reynosa where we already have a factory that does some of the processing for many of the Vinita parts. Having our facilities closer together will lower our transportation and logistics costs, as well as reduce lead-times for our customers. We also are taking a variety of overhead cost reduction steps at our facilities in Asia, which we expect to benefit our operating results beginning in the third quarter. The amount of these savings and the cost to implement them are not yet fully developed, but they will be in addition to the costs and savings mentioned above."Bernstein continued, "Product development in non-commodity areas is key to the success of our growth strategy. Last month we opened a technical office in Toulouse, France to support sales of Cinch's next-generation fiber optic technology products to the European aerospace industry. Together with the recent acquisition of Gigacom Interconnect AB and its EBOSA ® expanded beam fiber technology, our new Toulouse technical office in the center of the European aerospace industry advances our strategy to focus on growth opportunities in military and aerospace markets. The EBOSA technology allows us to offer connector products that support our customers' critical performance requirements for higher data transfer speeds and lower weight. In addition to our own product development efforts, we are talking to other connector suppliers regarding the incorporation of our EBOSA technology into their products. We are optimistic about these new growth opportunities. "We also are exploring several potential acquisitions representing a total of about $80 million in revenue that we believe will strengthen our product offerings and help us reduce costs. We expect a final decision on these potential transactions in the third quarter of 2012."
Bernstein also announced that Bel's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $10.0 million of the Company's Class B common shares in open market, privately negotiated or block transactions at the discretion of Bel's management. The Board believes that Bel's common stock represents an attractive investment in light of the Company's opportunities, improving profitability, the benefits expected to accrue from its current cost reductions and strong cash position.Second Quarter Results For the three months ended June 30, 2012, net sales decreased to $73,222,000 compared to $79,173,000 for the second quarter of 2011. Cost of sales increased slightly to 83.4% of sales for the second quarter of 2012, compared to 82.6% of sales for the second quarter of 2011, primarily because selling prices have not kept pace with the increase in wages in China. Operating income for the second quarter of 2012 increased to $2,363,000, compared to $160,000 for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding costs detailed in the table reconciling GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures included in this release, non-GAAP operating income was $2,568,000 for the second quarter of 2012, compared to $3,205,000 for the second quarter of 2011. Net earnings for the second quarter of 2012 were $1,463,000, compared to a net loss for the second quarter of 2011 of $574,000. Excluding the charges detailed in the table reconciling GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures mentioned above, non-GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2012 were $1,918,000. This compares to non-GAAP net earnings for the second quarter of 2011, excluding charges, of $2,088,000. Net earnings per diluted Class A common share for the second quarter of 2012 were $0.11, compared to a net loss per Class A common share of $0.05 for the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted to exclude the amounts referenced above, non-GAAP net earnings per diluted Class A common share were $0.15 for the second quarter of 2012, compared to $0.17 for the second quarter of 2011.
Net earnings per diluted Class B common share were $0.13 for the second quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss per Class B common share of $0.05 for the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted to exclude the amounts referenced above, non-GAAP net earnings per diluted Class B common share were $0.16 for the second quarter of 2012, compared to $0.18 for the second quarter of 2011.Balance Sheet Data As of June 30, 2012, Bel reported working capital of $165,641,000, including cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $87,363,000, a current ratio of 4.8-to-1, total long-term obligations of $13,679,000, and stockholders' equity of $222,557,000. In comparison, at December 31, 2011, Bel reported working capital of $165,264,000, including cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $93,972,000, a current ratio of 4.9-to-1, total long-term obligations of $13,406,000, and stockholders' equity of $221,080,000. First Half Results For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net sales decreased to $138,783,000 compared to $150,576,000 for the first half of 2011. Net earnings for this year's first half were $2,339,000, compared to net earnings of $2,670,000 for the first half of 2011. Net earnings per diluted Class A common share for the first six months of 2012 were $0.18, compared to $0.21 for the same period of 2011. Adjusted to exclude various amounts, detailed in the reconciliation table included in this release, non-GAAP net earnings per diluted Class A common share were $0.24 for the first six months of 2012, compared to $0.44 a year earlier. Net earnings per diluted Class B common share for the first six months of 2012 were $0.20, compared to $0.23 for the same period of 2011. Adjusted to exclude the amounts referenced above, non-GAAP net earnings per diluted Class B common share were $0.26 for the first six months of 2012, compared to $0.47 a year earlier.
Conference CallBel has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT today. To participate in the call, dial (720) 545-0088, conference ID #12329359. A simultaneous webcast is available from the Investors link under the "About Bel" tab at www.BelFuse.com. The webcast will be available for replay for a period of 20 days at this same Internet address. For a telephone replay, dial (404) 537-3406, conference ID #12329359, after 2:00 p.m. EDT. About Bel Bel ( www.belfuse.com) and its divisions are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high-speed data transmission, commercial aerospace, military, transportation, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJack ® connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC-DC converters, integrated analog front-end modules and custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (micro, circular and filtered D-Sub connectors, passive jacks, plugs and high-speed cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world. Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release (including the statements regarding the effects and costs of, and the anticipated savings resulting from, Bel's streamlining activities, the time required to implement such streamlining activities, Cinch's place in the aerospace market, anticipated changes in product offerings and the Company's ability to support more effectively its growing international customer base) are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual savings from the streamlining activities and the relocation from Vinita could materially differ from the amounts that the Company has projected, due principally to uncertainties associated with modifying existing approaches to operations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercializing or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market's acceptance of the Company's new products and competitive responses to those new products; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. (tables attached)
|BEL FUSE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(000s omitted, except for per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of sales||61,051||65,368||116,183||122,500|
|Selling, general and administrative||9,496||10,421||18,285||20,478|
|Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment||41||--||110||--|
|Total costs and expenses||70,859||79,013||134,986||146,202|
|Income from operations||2,363||160||3,797||4,374|
|Impairment of investment||(478||)||--||(478||)||--|
|Gain on sale of investment||--||119||--||119|
|Interest income and other, net||77||93||153||161|
|Earnings before provision for income taxes||1,962||372||3,472||4,654|
|Provision for income taxes||499||946||1,133||1,984|
|Net earnings (loss)||$||1,463||$||(574||)||$||2,339||$||2,670|
|Earnings (loss) per Class A common share basic and diluted||$||0.11||$||(0.05||)||$||0.18||$||0.21|
|Weighted average Class A common shares outstanding basic and diluted||2,175||2,175||2,175||2,175|
|Earnings (loss) per Class B common share basic and diluted||$||0.13||$||(0.05||)||$||0.20||$||0.23|
|Weighted average Class B common shares outstanding basic and diluted||9,677||9,583||9,654||9,554|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA|
|June 30,||Dec. 31,||June 30,||Dec. 31,|
|ASSETS||2012||2011||LIABILITIES & EQUITY||2012||2011|
|Current assets||$||209,551||$||207,689||Current liabilities||$||43,910||$||42,425|
|Property, plant & equipment, net||37,656||39,414||Noncurrent liabilities||13,679||13,406|
|Goodwill and intangibles||17,316||15,040|
|Other assets||15,623||14,768||Stockholders' equity||222,557||221,080|
|Total Assets||$||280,146||$||276,911||Total Liabilities & Equity||$||280,146||$||276,911|
|BEL FUSE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|NON-GAAP MEASURES (unaudited)|
|(000s omitted, except for per share data)|
|Three Months Ended June 30, 2012||Six Months Ended June 30, 2012|
|Income from operations||Net earnings (2)||Net earnings per Class A common share - diluted (3)||Net earnings per Class B common share - diluted (3)||Income from operations||Net earnings (2)||Net earnings per Class A common share - diluted (3)||Net earnings per Class B common share - diluted (3)|
|Restructuring charge, severance and reorganization costs||170||127||0.01||0.01||494||328||0.03||0.03|
|Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment||41||25||--||--||110||68||0.01||0.01|
|Acquisition and other related costs||58||36||--||--||101||63||0.01||0.01|
|Impairment of Pulse shares, net of income tax||--||296||0.02||0.03||--||296||0.02||0.03|
|Non-GAAP measures (1)||$||2,568||$||1,918||$||0.15||$||0.16||$||4,456||$||3,065||$||0.24||$||0.26|
|Three Months Ended June 30, 2011||Six Months Ended June 30, 2011|
|Income from operations||Net (loss) earnings (2)||Net (loss) earnings per Class A common share - diluted (3)||Net (loss) earnings per Class B common share - diluted (3)||Income from operations||Net earnings (2)||Net earnings per Class A common share - diluted (3)||Net earnings per Class B common share - diluted (3)|
|Severance and plant closure costs||--||--||--||--||135||92||0.01||0.01|
|Litigation charges, net||2,824||2,599||0.21||0.22||2,824||2,599||0.21||0.22|
|Costs associated with Pulse proxy initiative||221||137||0.01||0.01||267||166||0.01||0.01|
|Gain on sale of Pulse shares, net of income tax||--||(74||)||(0.01||)||(0.01||)||--||(74||)||(0.01||)||(0.01||)|
|Non-GAAP measures (1)||$||3,205||$||2,088||$||0.17||$||0.18||$||7,600||$||5,453||$||0.44||$||0.47|
|(1)||The non-GAAP measures presented above are not measures of performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). These measures should not be considered a substitute for, and the reader should also consider, income from operations, net earnings (loss), earnings per share and other measures of performance as defined by GAAP as indicators of our performance or profitability. Our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to differences in the method of calculation.|
|Based upon discussions with investors and analysts, we believe that the reader's understanding of Bel's performance and profitability is enhanced by reference to these non-GAAP measures. Removal of amounts such as charges for restructuring, severance and reorganization, litigation charges, fraud restitution, losses on the disposal of property, plant and equipment, gains and losses related to marketable securities and acquisition-related costs facilitates comparison of our results among reporting periods. We believe that such amounts are not reflective of the relevant business in the period in which the gain or charge is recorded for accounting purposes.|
|(2)||Net of income tax at effective rate in the applicable tax jurisdiction.|
|(3)||Individual amounts of earnings (loss) per share may not agree to the total due to rounding.|