Richardson Electronics Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

July 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

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North America Display and Semiconductor Wafer Fab Revenues Grow Versus Q4 FY19

Q4 and FY20 Highlights

  • Net sales of $37.4 million were down 11.4% from last year’s fourth quarter, primarily due to the COVID-19 impact on all three of our strategic business units.
  • Sales increased for Canvys display solutions in North America and Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication equipment products in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
  • Gross margin increased to 30.4% of net sales versus 29.7% of net sales in the prior year’s fourth quarter due to an improved product mix and manufacturing efficiencies for PMT.
  • Operating expenses increased $0.1 million to $12.7 million compared to the prior year’s fourth quarter.
  • Operating loss was $1.3 million compared to an operating loss of $6.4 million in last year’s fourth quarter, which included a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $6.3 million.
  • Net sales for fiscal 2020 were $155.9 million, compared to $166.7 million in fiscal 2019, or a decrease of 6.5%.
  • Operating loss for fiscal 2020 was $1.7 million, as compared to $6.8 million, inclusive of the goodwill impairment charge, in fiscal 2019.
  • Cash and investments were $46.5 million as of May 30, 2020 versus $43.9 million at the end of the third quarter of this fiscal year and $50.0 million as of June 1, 2019. The use of cash reflects an improvement in cash from operations and lower capital expenditures in fiscal 2020.

LAFOX, Ill., July 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 30, 2020.  The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share quarterly cash dividend. 

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased 11.4% to $37.4 million compared to net sales of $42.2 million in the prior year’s fourth quarter primarily due to COVID-19 and its impact on demand. Richardson Electronics is an “essential business” and continued operating its manufacturing and distribution businesses on a global basis throughout the pandemic under strict safety guidelines. Sales of specialty products for semiconductor wafer fab equipment increased from last year’s fourth quarter, although overall PMT sales decreased $2.7 million or 8.6%. Canvys sales decreased by $0.8 million or 10.2% due to lower sales to medical OEMs in its European market, partially offset by higher North American sales. Richardson Healthcare sales decreased $1.3 million or 47.2% due to hospital closures, restrictions on non-emergency procedures, and many people postponing care during shelter in place orders to help stop the spread of the virus. Reduced sales of refurbished CT systems in Latin America also contributed to the revenue decline.

Gross margin increased to 30.4% of net sales during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to 29.7% of net sales during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 due to a favorable product mix and improved manufacturing efficiencies in PMT. PMT margin increased to 33.2% from 30.3%. Canvys margin as a percent of net sales decreased from 32.1% to 31.0% and Healthcare margin as a percent of net sales was minus 28.6% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 due to higher manufacturing under absorption, scrap and inventory reserve costs related to tube development and production improvements on significantly lower net sales.

Operating expenses were $12.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $12.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.  The increase in operating expenses resulted from higher salaries and severance expenses, partially offset by lower travel and IT expenses.

As a result, the Company reported an operating loss of $1.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to an operating loss of $6.4 million in the prior year’s fourth quarter, which included a non-cash goodwill impairment of $6.3 million. Other income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, including interest income and foreign exchange, was $0.2 million, compared to other income of $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

The income tax provision of $0.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 reflected a provision for foreign income taxes, which was lower than the prior year’s fourth quarter provision and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss. Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.3 million compared to a net loss of $6.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

“While our overall results were negatively impacted by the coronavirus, the Richardson team demonstrated its resourcefulness and resilience through superior support to our customers and suppliers. We were pleased to see continued sales growth in Canvys North America and in semiconductor wafer fab equipment specialty products,” said Edward J. Richardson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President. “Given the ever changing situation in the global economy, we will continue to closely manage expenses and cash flow. It is difficult to predict what the new ‘normal’ will look like, but I am convinced our business will be stronger with the ongoing investments we are making in our growth initiatives,” he concluded.

Fiscal 2020 Results

Net sales for fiscal 2020 were $155.9 million, a decrease of 6.5% compared to net sales of $166.7 million for fiscal 2019. Sales decreased by $10.4 million or 8.1% for PMT, but increased by $0.9 million or 3.4% for Canvys. Sales for Richardson Healthcare decreased by $1.3 million or 13.2% due to lower sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 resulting from the impact of the coronavirus.

Gross profit decreased to $49.7 million for fiscal 2020, compared to $51.7 million for fiscal 2019. As a percentage of net sales, gross margin increased to 31.9% of net sales for fiscal 2020, compared to 31.0% of net sales for fiscal 2019, primarily due to a favorable product mix and improved manufacturing efficiencies for PMT.

Operating expenses decreased to $51.3 million for fiscal 2020, compared to $52.2 million for fiscal 2019. The decrease was due to lower travel, severance, legal and IT expenses, partially offset by higher employee compensation expenses. Throughout the pandemic, the Company decided to support its employees through regular merit increases and incentive plans, and by avoiding layoffs or furloughs.

Operating loss for fiscal 2020 was $1.7 million, as compared to an operating loss of $6.8 million, inclusive of the non-cash goodwill impairment, in fiscal 2019. Other income in fiscal 2020, including interest income and foreign exchange, was $0.4 million, versus $0.5 million in fiscal 2019.

The income tax provision of $0.6 million for fiscal 2020 reflected a provision for foreign income taxes, which was lower than in the prior year and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss. Net loss for fiscal 2020 was $1.8 million, compared to a net loss of $7.3 million for fiscal 2019.

CASH DIVIDEND AND POSITION

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 quarterly dividend per share to holders of common stock and a $0.054 cash dividend per share to holders of Class B common stock.  The dividend will be payable on August 27, 2020, to common stockholders of record as of August 6, 2020.

Cash and investments at the end of fiscal 2020 were $46.5 million compared to $43.9 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and $50.0 million at the end of fiscal 2019.  The Company spent $0.5 million during the quarter on capital expenditures primarily related to our LaFox manufacturing and Healthcare businesses as well as our IT System, versus $0.7 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. Total capital expenditures in fiscal 2020 were $1.8 million compared to $3.9 million in fiscal 2019.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. CDT, Edward J. Richardson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert J. Ben, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results.  A question and answer session will be included as part of the call’s agenda.

Participant Instructions

To listen to the call, please dial (USA/CANADA) (866) 784-8065 or (International) (602) 563-8684 and enter Conference ID: 2958443 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call.  A replay of the call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT on July 23, 2020, for seven days.  The telephone number for the replay is (800) 585-8367; Conference ID: 2958443.

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 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on August 5, 2019 and other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  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 leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; high value flat panel detector solutions, replacement parts, tubes and service training for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions.  We serve customers in the alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific and semiconductor markets.  The Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions” based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities.  The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair through its global infrastructure. More information is available at www.rell.com.

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.

 
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
       
  May 30, 2020  June 1, 2019 
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $30,535  $42,019 
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $334 and $339, respectively  20,197   24,296 
Inventories, net  57,492   53,232 
Prepaid expenses and other assets  2,442   3,067 
Investments - current  16,000   8,000 
Total current assets  126,666   130,614 
Non-current assets:        
Property, plant and equipment, net  17,674   19,111 
Intangible assets, net  2,505   2,763 
Lease ROU asset  3,419    
Non-current deferred income taxes  456   529 
Total non-current assets  24,054   22,403 
Total assets $150,720  $153,017 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $17,372  $16,943 
Accrued liabilities  10,324   11,273 
Lease liability current  1,485    
Total current liabilities  29,181   28,216 
Non-current liabilities:        
Non-current deferred income tax liabilities  161   212 
Lease liability non-current  1,941    
Other non-current liabilities  777   832 
Total non-current liabilities  2,879   1,044 
Total liabilities  32,060   29,260 
         
Commitments and Contingencies        
         
Stockholders’ equity        
Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 11,038 shares at May 30, 2020 and 10,957 shares at June 1, 2019  552   547 
Class B common stock, convertible, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 2,097 shares at May 30, 2020 and 2,097 shares at June 1, 2019  105   105 
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, no shares issued      
Additional paid-in-capital  61,749   61,012 
Retained earnings  54,764   59,703 
Accumulated other comprehensive income  1,490   2,390 
Total stockholders’ equity  118,660   123,757 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $150,720  $153,017 
         

  
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  May 30, 2020  June 1, 2019  May 30, 2020  June 1, 2019 
Statements of Comprehensive Loss                
Net sales $37,362  $42,163  $155,898  $166,652 
Cost of sales  25,990   29,651   106,225   114,917 
Gross profit  11,372   12,512   49,673   51,735 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  12,660   12,535   51,327   52,156 
Impairment of goodwill     6,332      6,332 
Loss on disposal of assets  2   23   3   23 
Operating loss  (1,290)  (6,378)  (1,657)  (6,776)
Other (income) expense:                
Investment/interest income  (37)  (138)  (377)  (540)
Foreign exchange (gain) loss  (132)  (121)  (15)  84 
Other, net  (27)  (5)  (51)  (9)
Total other income  (196)  (264)  (443)  (465)
Loss before income taxes  (1,094)  (6,114)  (1,214)  (6,311)
Income tax provision  186   263   624   1,017 
Net loss  (1,280)  (6,377)  (1,838)  (7,328)
Foreign currency translation loss, net of tax  (346)  (736)  (900)  (1,976)
Comprehensive loss $(1,626) $(7,113) $(2,738) $(9,304)
Net loss per share                
Common shares - Basic $(0.10) $(0.50) $(0.14) $(0.57)
Class B common shares - Basic: $(0.09) $(0.44) $(0.13) $(0.51)
Common shares - Diluted $(0.10) $(0.50) $(0.14) $(0.57)
Class B common shares - Diluted: $(0.09) $(0.44) $(0.13) $(0.51)
Weighted average number of shares:                
Common shares - Basic  11,038   10,957   11,026   10,923 
Class B common shares - Basic  2,097   2,097   2,097   2,106 
Common shares - Diluted  11,038   10,957   11,026   10,923 
Class B common shares - Diluted  2,097   2,097   2,097   2,106 
Dividends per common share $0.060  $0.060  $0.240  $0.240 
Dividends per Class B common share $0.054  $0.054  $0.220  $0.220 
                 

  
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
         
  Fiscal Year Ended 
  May 30, 2020  June 1, 2019 
Operating activities:        
Net loss $(1,838) $(7,328)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  3,386   3,173 
Inventory provisions  1,013   1,076 
Loss on disposal of assets  3   23 
Share-based compensation expense  683   697 
Deferred income taxes  (7)  315 
Impairment of goodwill     6,332 
Change in assets and liabilities:        
Accounts receivable  3,895   (2,030)
Inventories  (5,452)  (4,242)
Prepaid expenses and other assets  620   622 
Accounts payable  631   (2,424)
Accrued liabilities  (889)  1,097 
Other  (122)  126 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  1,923   (2,563)
Investing activities:        
Capital expenditures  (1,776)  (3,874)
Proceeds from maturity of investments  21,000   9,800 
Purchases of investments  (29,000)  (17,800)
Net cash used in investing activities  (9,776)  (11,874)
Financing activities:        
Payment of financing lease principal  (166)   
Proceeds from issuance of common stock  59   259 
Cash dividends paid on Common and Class B Common shares  (3,101)  (3,076)
Net cash used in financing activities  (3,208)  (2,817)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (423)  (1,192)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents  (11,484)  (18,446)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  42,019   60,465 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $30,535  $42,019 
         

  
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Net Sales and Gross Profit
For the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 and Fiscal 2019
($ in thousands)
                 
By Strategic Business Unit:             
                 
Net Sales                
  Q4 FY 2020      Q4 FY 2019  % Change 
PMT $29,322      $32,080   -8.6%
Canvys  6,593       7,343   -10.2%
Healthcare  1,447       2,740   -47.2%
Total $37,362      $42,163   -11.4%
                 
  YTD FY 2020      YTD FY 2019  % Change 
PMT $118,480      $128,902   -8.1%
Canvys  28,926       27,968   3.4%
Healthcare  8,492       9,782   -13.2%
Total $155,898      $166,652   -6.5%
                 
Gross Profit   
  Q4 FY 2020  % of Net Sales  Q4 FY 2019  % of Net Sales 
PMT $9,741   33.2% $9,734   30.3%
Canvys  2,045   31.0%  2,359   32.1%
Healthcare  (414)  -28.6%  419   15.3%
Total $11,372   30.4% $12,512   29.7%
                 
  YTD FY 2020  % of Net Sales  YTD FY 2019  % of Net Sales 
PMT $38,288   32.3% $40,254   31.2%
Canvys  9,313   32.2%  9,085   32.5%
Healthcare  2,072   24.4%  2,396   24.5%
Total $49,673   31.9% $51,735   31.0%
                 

For Details Contact: 40W267 Keslinger Road
Edward J. RichardsonRobert J. BenPO BOX 393
Chairman and CEOEVP & CFOLaFox, IL 60147-0393 USA
Phone: (630) 208-2205(630) 208-2203(630) 208-2200 | Fax: (630) 208-2550

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Source: Richardson Electronics, Ltd.


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