Richardson Electronics Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
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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.
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.
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|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||30,535||$||42,019|
|Accounts receivable, less allowance of $334 and $339, respectively||20,197||24,296|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||2,442||3,067|
|Investments - current||16,000||8,000|
|Total current assets||126,666||130,614|
|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|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Lease liability current||1,485||—|
|Total current liabilities||29,181||28,216|
|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|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|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, $1.00 par value, no shares issued||—||—|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1,490||2,390|
|Total stockholders’ equity||118,660||123,757|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||150,720||$||153,017|
|Richardson Electronics, Ltd.|
|Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|May 30, 2020||June 1, 2019||May 30, 2020||June 1, 2019|
|Statements of Comprehensive Loss|
|Cost of sales||25,990||29,651||106,225||114,917|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||12,660||12,535||51,327||52,156|
|Impairment of goodwill||—||6,332||—||6,332|
|Loss on disposal of assets||2||23||3||23|
|Other (income) expense:|
|Foreign exchange (gain) loss||(132||)||(121||)||(15||)||84|
|Total other income||(196||)||(264||)||(443||)||(465||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(1,094||)||(6,114||)||(1,214||)||(6,311||)|
|Income tax provision||186||263||624||1,017|
|Foreign currency translation loss, net of tax||(346||)||(736||)||(900||)||(1,976||)|
|Net loss per share|
|Common shares - Basic||$||(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||$||0.220|
|Richardson Electronics, Ltd.|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|Fiscal Year Ended|
|May 30, 2020||June 1, 2019|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||3,386||3,173|
|Loss on disposal of assets||3||23|
|Share-based compensation expense||683||697|
|Deferred income taxes||(7||)||315|
|Impairment of goodwill||—||6,332|
|Change in assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||620||622|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||1,923||(2,563||)|
|Proceeds from maturity of investments||21,000||9,800|
|Purchases of investments||(29,000||)||(17,800||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(9,776||)||(11,874||)|
|Payment of financing lease principal||(166||)||—|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||59||259|
|Cash dividends paid on Common and Class B Common shares||(3,101||)||(3,076||)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(3,208||)||(2,817||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(423||)||(1,192||)|
|Decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(11,484||)||(18,446||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||42,019||60,465|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||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:|
|Q4 FY 2020||Q4 FY 2019||% Change|
|YTD FY 2020||YTD FY 2019||% Change|
|Q4 FY 2020||% of Net Sales||Q4 FY 2019||% of Net Sales|
|YTD FY 2020||% of Net Sales||YTD FY 2019||% of Net Sales|
|For Details Contact:||40W267 Keslinger Road|
|Edward J. Richardson||Robert J. Ben||PO BOX 393|
|Chairman and CEO||EVP & CFO||LaFox, IL 60147-0393 USA|
|Phone: (630) 208-2205||(630) 208-2203||(630) 208-2200 | Fax: (630) 208-2550|
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