Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX ), a global health and wellness company committed to transforming lives to make a better world, today announced financial results for its first quarter 2016.

First Quarter Results

First quarter net sales for 2016 were $40.7 million, a decrease of $3.7 million or 8.3% as compared to $44.4 million in the first quarter of 2015. Our net sales declined 3.6% on a constant dollar basis (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures, below); unfavorable foreign exchange caused a $2.1 million decline in GAAP net sales as compared to the same period in 2015. Income from operations was $0.5 million for the first quarter 2016, as compared to $2.5 million in the same period in 2015. Net income was $0.6 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2016, as compared to $1.1 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2015.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, Mannatech's operations outside of the Americas accounted for approximately 60.7% of Mannatech's consolidated net sales.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, Asia/Pacific net sales decreased by $1.3 million, or 5.7%, to $21.4 million, as compared to $22.7 million for the same period in 2015. Net sales comparisons for the first quarter were affected by the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. In constant dollars (a non-GAAP financial measure), first quarter 2016 net sales would have been $1.3 million higher, or $22.7 million. The currency impact was primarily due to depreciation of the Korean Won, Australian Dollar, and New Zealand Dollar. Active associates and members, who have purchased products and/or packs in the Asia/Pacific region during the last 12 months, have increased 1.9%.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, net sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") decreased by $0.3 million, or 8.3%, to $3.3 million, as compared to $3.6 million for the same period in 2015. In constant dollars (a non-GAAP financial measure), net sales for the first quarter 2016 would have been $0.7 million higher, or $4.0 million. The currency impact was primarily due to the depreciation of the South African Rand, British Pound and Euro. When first quarter of 2016 is compared to the same period during 2015, recruiting of associates in the EMEA region increased 16.4%, and active associates and members that have purchased products and/or a pack in the EMEA region during the past 12 months increased 6.9%.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, net sales for the Americas decreased by $2.1 million, or 11.6%, to $16.0 million, as compared to $18.1 million for the same period in 2015. When first quarter of 2016 is compared to the same period during 2015, recruiting of associates in the Americas region increased 13.6%.; however, there was a decrease in active independent associates who have purchased products and/or a pack in the Americas region during the past 12 months.

The approximate number of new and continuing independent associate and member positions held by individuals in Mannatech's network and associated with purchases of our packs or products as of March 31, 2016 and 2015 were approximately 218,000 and 230,000, respectively. Recruiting decreased 6.7% in the first quarter of 2016 as compared to the first quarter of 2015 as increases in the EMEA and Americas regions were offset by a decrease in the Asia/Pacific region. The number of new independent associate and member positions in the company's network for the first quarter of 2016 was approximately 23,800, as compared to 25,500 for the same period in 2015.

Mannatech's cash and cash equivalents increased by approximately $1.6 million to a balance of $33.6 million at March 31, 2016 as compared to $32.0 million at December 31, 2015. Also, total shareholder's equity increased by $1.4 million to a balance of $40.0 million, as compared to $38.6 million at December 31, 2015.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release and related tables include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including a presentation of constant currency measures. We disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, including changes in: Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Income from Operations.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors because they are an indicator of the strength and performance of ongoing business operations. The constant currency figures are financial measures used by management to provide investors an additional perspective on trends. Although we believe the non-GAAP financial measures enhance investors' understanding of our business and performance, these non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered an exclusive alternative to accompanying GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call

Mannatech will host a conference call to discuss the quarter's results with investors on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m. EDT. The live call will be webcast and can be accessed on Mannatech's website at http://ir.mannatech.com.

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call. The toll-free replay number is (855) 859-2056 (International (404) 537-3406); the Conference ID to access the call is 56400213.

Individuals interested in Mannatech's products or in exploring its business opportunity can learn more at Mannatech.com.
       
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share amounts)
 

March 31, 2016 (unaudited)

December 31, 2015
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 33,581 $ 31,994
Restricted cash 1,513 1,511
Accounts receivable, net 219 369
Income tax receivable 8 4
Inventories, net 11,228 9,199
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,998 2,905
Deferred commissions 3,969 3,443
Deferred tax assets, net   430     460  
Total current assets 54,946 49,885
Property and equipment, net 3,617 3,848
Construction in progress 1,362 839
Long-term restricted cash 6,741 6,586
Other assets 3,878 3,759
Long-term deferred tax assets, net   3,766     3,725  
Total assets $ 74,310   $ 68,642  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current portion of capital leases $ 418 $ 447
Accounts payable 5,617 2,683
Accrued expenses 4,698 6,221
Commissions and incentives payable 7,628 6,818
Taxes payable 1,489 736
Current deferred tax liability 85 84
Current notes payable 971 713
Deferred revenue   9,926     8,677  
Total current liabilities 30,832 26,379
Capital leases, excluding current portion 518 612
Long-term deferred tax liabilities 6 24
Long-term notes payable 979 1,069
Other long-term liabilities   2,003     1,994  
Total liabilities 34,338 30,078
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding
Common stock
Additional paid-in capital 38,904 40,494
Retained earnings 9,180 8,589
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,273 686
Treasury stock, at average cost, 76,986 shares as of March 31, 2016 and 91,894 shares as of December 31, 2015, respectively   (9,385 )   (11,205 )
Total shareholders' equity   39,972     38,564  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 74,310   $ 68,642  
 

See accompanying notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.
   
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share information)
 
Three months ended March 31,
2016     2015
Net sales

$
40,708 $ 44,370
Cost of sales   8,389     8,553  
Gross profit 32,319 35,817
 
Operating expenses:
Commissions and incentives 15,618 17,542
Selling and administrative expenses 8,142 8,813
Depreciation and amortization 443 396
Other operating costs   7,580     6,555  
Total operating expenses   31,783     33,306  
 
Income from operations 536 2,511
Interest income (expense) (13 ) 30
Other income (expense), net   334     (932 )
Income before income taxes   857     1,609  
 
Provision for income taxes   266     510  
Net income $ 591  

$
1,099  
 

Earnings per common share:
Basic $ 0.22   $ 0.41  
Diluted $ 0.21  

$
0.40  
 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic   2,696     2,677  
Diluted   2,780     2,730  
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"), we disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, including changes in: Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Income from Operations. We refer to these adjusted financial measures as constant dollar items, which are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these measures provide investors an additional perspective on trends. To exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, we calculate current year results and prior year results at a constant exchange rate, which is the prior year's rate. Currency impact is determined as the difference between actual growth rates and constant currency growth rates.
           
Three months ended

 

March 31, 2016

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

Reconciliation - Constant $

GAAP Measure: Total $
   

Non-GAAP Measure: Constant $
 

 

GAAP Measure: Total $
 

 

 

Dollar
   

 

Percent
Net sales $ 40.7     $ 42.8 $ 44.4 $ (1.6 )     (3.6 )%
Product 33.7 35.3 34.2 1.1 3.2 %
Pack 5.8 6.2 8.9 (2.7 ) (30.3 )%
Other 1.2 1.2 1.3 (0.1 ) (7.7 )%
Gross profit 32.3 33.8 35.8 (2.0 ) (5.6 )%
Income from operations 0.5 0.8 2.5 (1.7 ) (68.0 )%
 

The approximate number of new and continuing positions held by independent associates and members who purchased our packs or products during the twelve months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 were as follows:
       
2016 2015
New 94,000     43.1 % 108,000     47.0 %
Continuing 124,000 56.9 % 122,000 53.0 %
Total Active 218,000 100.0 % 230,000 100.0 %
 

About Mannatech

Mannatech, Incorporated, offers a profound wellness experience through a financially rewarding opportunity that makes a difference in the lives of people across the world. Through its innovative glyconutrition products, Mannatech transforms lives, providing an unprecedented level of natural wellness, freedom and purpose. With more than 20 years of experience and operations in more than 25 countries, Mannatech is committed to transforming lives. For more information, visit Mannatech.com.

Please Note: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "approximates," "predicts," "projects," "potential," and "continues" or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech's objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech's inability to attract and retain associates and members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements, and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

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