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Motorcar Parts of America Reports Record Sales for Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter and Nine-Months

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:MPAA) today reported results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter and nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 – reflecting continued growth of its rotating electrical business and the second full quarter of contributions from the company's wheel hub product line.

Net sales for the fiscal 2014 third quarter increased 29.4 percent to $65.6 million from $50.7 million for the same period last year. Net income for the quarter was $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net income of $935,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, a year ago – reflecting the impact of mark-to-market warrant expense due to stock appreciation and the write-off of prior deferred loan origination fees associated with the previous loan.

Excluding certain costs and non-cash expenses noted in the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables below, adjusted net income for the fiscal 2014 third quarter was $5.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared with $2.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the same period a year earlier.

Gross profit for the fiscal 2014 third quarter was $21.9 million compared with $16.3 million a year earlier. Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 33.4 percent compared with 32.2 percent a year earlier. Gross profit in the current fiscal year benefited from enhanced utilization of our facilities, due in part to higher production and purchasing volume.

Net sales for the nine months increased 17.3 percent to $182.0 million from $155.1 million a year ago. Net income for the fiscal 2014 nine-month period was $104.3 million, or $7.04 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $17.9 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Results for the fiscal 2014 nine-month period reflect a nonrecurring gain on the deconsolidation of assets and liabilities of the company's discontinued subsidiaries realized in the first fiscal quarter of 2014.

Excluding certain costs and non-cash expenses noted in the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures tables below, adjusted net income for the nine-month period was $14.5 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, compared with $10.1 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the same period a year earlier.

"Results for the quarter benefitted from continued strong industry dynamics within the non-discretionary automotive aftermarket sector. We anticipate this momentum will continue, supported by an aging vehicle population and recent extreme weather conditions throughout most of the nation. I appreciate our team's efforts in accomplishing industry-leading customer service levels," said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts of America.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) adjusted for certain items related to the company's discontinued subsidiaries, as well as financing, consulting and other fees. We define Adjusted EBITDA as adjusted net income (loss), plus interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted net income (loss) does not reflect many items that affect the company's net income (loss), including many items related to company's discontinued subsidiaries. Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the impact of a number of items that affect the company's net income, including financing costs and matters related to the company's discontinued subsidiaries. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) are not measures of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to net income or income from operations as a measure of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) have significant limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for analysis of the company's results as reported under GAAP. For a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) see the financial tables included in the press release.

Teleconference and Web Cast

Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and David Lee, chief financial officer, will host an investor conference call today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time to discuss the company's financial results and operations.

The call will be open to all interested investors either through a live audio Web broadcast at www.motorcarparts.com or live by calling (877)-776-4016 (domestic) or (973)-638-3231 (international). For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for seven days on Motorcar Parts of America's website www.motorcarparts.com. A telephone playback of the conference call will also be available from approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific time today through 8:59 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, February 17, 2014 by calling (855)-859-2056 (domestic) or (404)-537-3406 (international) and using access code: 49666177.

About Motorcar Parts of America

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts -- including alternators, starters and wheel hub assembly products utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy duty applications. Motorcar Parts of America's products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States and Canada, with remanufacturing facilities located in California, Mexico and Malaysia, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore and Malaysia. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on the company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the company) and are subject to change based upon various factors. Reference is also made to the Risk Factors set forth in the company's Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in June 2013 and in its Forms 10-Q filed with the SEC for additional risks and uncertainties facing the company. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(Financial tables follow)

MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net sales $ 65,568,000 $ 50,658,000 $ 181,987,000 $ 155,109,000
Cost of goods sold 43,642,000 34,332,000 124,342,000 103,868,000
Gross profit 21,926,000 16,326,000 57,645,000 51,241,000
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 9,580,000 8,848,000 27,918,000 19,154,000
Sales and marketing 1,905,000 1,983,000 5,779,000 5,479,000
Research and development 452,000 445,000 1,399,000 1,342,000
Total operating expenses 11,937,000 11,276,000 35,096,000 25,975,000
Operating income 9,989,000 5,050,000 22,549,000 25,266,000
Interest expense, net 6,524,000 2,384,000 15,112,000 8,373,000
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense 3,465,000 2,666,000 7,437,000 16,893,000
Income tax expense 2,317,000 880,000 4,022,000 6,237,000
Income from continuing operations 1,148,000 1,786,000 3,415,000 10,656,000
Income (loss) from discontinued operations -- (851,000) 100,877,000 (28,516,000)
Net income (loss) $ 1,148,000 $ 935,000 $ 104,292,000 $ (17,860,000)
Basic net income per share from continuing operations $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.24 $ 0.75
Basic net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations -- $ (0.06) 6.95 (2.00)
Basic net income (loss) per share $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 7.19 $ (1.25)
Diluted net income per share from continuing operations $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.74
Diluted net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations -- $ (0.06) 6.81 $ (1.99)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 7.04 $ (1.25)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Basic 14,618,930 14,463,782 14,513,864 14,283,080
Diluted 15,262,497 14,525,613 14,820,341 14,348,814
MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
December 31, 2013 March 31, 2013
ASSETS (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash $ 33,330,000 $ 19,346,000
Short-term investments 496,000 411,000
Accounts receivable — net 2,634,000 3,689,000
Inventory— net 43,220,000 31,838,000
Inventory unreturned 7,199,000 6,981,000
Deferred income taxes 13,909,000 30,075,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,369,000 8,195,000
Current assets of discontinued operations -- 52,096,000
Total current assets 103,157,000 152,631,000
Plant and equipment — net 10,392,000 10,036,000
Long-term core inventory — net 134,517,000 118,211,000
Long-term core inventory deposits 28,857,000 27,610,000
Long-term deferred income taxes 13,189,000 2,546,000
Intangible assets — net 3,425,000 3,983,000
Other assets 3,803,000 5,618,000
Long-term assets of discontinued operations -- 44,334,000
TOTAL ASSETS $ 297,340,000 $ 364,969,000
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 49,997,000 $ 39,152,000
Accrued liabilities 7,717,000 9,326,000
Customer finished goods returns accrual 12,930,000 14,289,000
Revolving loan 10,000,000 --
Other current liabilities 1,036,000 1,192,000
Current portion of term loan (Net of discount of $557,000 and $125,000, respectively) 7,843,000 3,775,000
Current liabilities of discontinued operations -- 151,914,000
Total current liabilities 89,523,000 219,648,000
Term loan, less current portion (Net of discount of $5,372,000 and $1,980,000, respectively) 81,228,000 78,130,000
Deferred core revenue 13,410,000 12,014,000
Other liabilities 7,746,000 3,481,000
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations -- 55,210,000
Total liabilities 191,907,000 368,483,000
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock; par value $.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued -- --
Series A junior participating preferred stock; par value $.01 per share,
20,000 shares authorized; none issued -- --
Common stock; par value $.01 per share, 20,000,000 shares authorized;
14,836,980 and 14,460,979 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and
March 31, 2013, respectively 148,000 145,000
Additional paid-in capital 119,418,000 114,737,000
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (875,000) (846,000)
Accumulated deficit (13,258,000) (117,550,000)
Total shareholders' equity (deficit) 105,433,000 (3,514,000)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 297,340,000 $ 364,969,000

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company has included the following non-GAAP adjusted financial measures in this press release and in the webcast to discuss the Company's financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012. Each of these non-GAAP adjusted financial measures is adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain expenses and gains. Among other things, the Company uses such non-GAAP adjusted financial measures in addition to and in conjunction with corresponding GAAP measures to help analyze the performance of its business.

These non-GAAP adjusted financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of the Company's results of operations and the factors and trends affecting the Company's business. However, these non-GAAP adjusted financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Income statement information for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 are as follows:

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Exhibit 1
Three months ended December 31, 2013 (Unaudited)
Adjustment Adjusted
Income statement As Reported (Non-GAAP) (Non-GAAP)
Net sales $ 65,568,000 $ -- $ 65,568,000
Cost of goods sold 43,642,000 -- 43,642,000
Gross profit 21,926,000 -- 21,926,000
Gross margin 33.4% 33.4%
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 9,580,000 (3,417,000) (1) 6,163,000
Sales and marketing 1,905,000 1,905,000
Research and development 452,000 452,000
Total operating expenses 11,937,000 (3,417,000) 8,520,000
Operating income 9,989,000 3,417,000 13,406,000
Interest expense, net 6,524,000 (2,809,000) (2) 3,715,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense 3,465,000 6,226,000 9,691,000
Income tax expense 2,317,000 1,462,000 (3) 3,779,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations 1,148,000 4,764,000 5,912,000
Net income (loss) $ 1,148,000 $ 4,764,000 $ 5,912,000 (A)
Diluted net income per share $ 0.39
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Diluted 15,262,497
Depreciation and amortization 675,000 (B)
Adjusted EBITDA - Sum of (A) and (B) $ 14,081,000
(1) Discontinued subsidiaries legal, severance and other costs 478,000
Share-based compensation expense 309,000
Mark-to-market losses 2,630,000
Total 3,417,000
(2) Write-off of prior deferred loan fees 2,809,000
(3) Tax effected at 39% tax rate
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Exhibit 2
Three months ended December 31, 2012 (Unaudited)
Adjustment Adjusted
Income statement As Reported (Non-GAAP) (Non-GAAP)
Net sales $ 50,658,000 $ -- $ 50,658,000
Cost of goods sold 34,332,000 -- 34,332,000
Gross profit 16,326,000 -- 16,326,000
Gross margin 32.2% 32.2%
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 8,848,000 (3,222,000) (1) 5,626,000
Sales and marketing 1,983,000 -- 1,983,000
Research and development 445,000 -- 445,000
Total operating expenses 11,276,000 (3,222,000) 8,054,000
Operating income 5,050,000 3,222,000 8,272,000
Interest expense, net 2,384,000 1,501,000 (2) 3,885,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense 2,666,000 1,721,000 4,387,000
Income tax expense 880,000 831,000 (3) 1,711,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations 1,786,000 890,000 2,676,000
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (851,000) 851,000 (4) --
Net income (loss) $ 935,000 $ 1,741,000 $ 2,676,000 (A)
Diluted net income per share $ 0.18
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Diluted 14,525,613
Depreciation and amortization 699,000 (B)
Adjusted EBITDA - Sum of (A) and (B) $ 8,971,000
(1) Financing and other fees 1,443,000
Share-based compensation expense 917,000
Mark-to-market losses 862,000
Total 3,222,000
(2) Intersegment interest income 1,501,000
(3) Tax effected at 39% tax rate
(4) Discontinued operations 851,000
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Exhibit 3
Nine months ended December 31, 2013 (Unaudited)
Adjustment Adjusted
Income statement As Reported (Non-GAAP) (Non-GAAP)
Net sales $ 181,987,000 $ 1,412,000 (1) $ 183,399,000
Cost of goods sold 124,342,000 29,000 (2) 124,371,000
Gross profit 57,645,000 1,383,000 59,028,000
Gross margin 31.7% 32.2%
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 27,918,000 (11,360,000) (3) 16,558,000
Sales and marketing 5,779,000 (21,000) (4) 5,758,000
Research and development 1,399,000 (75,000) (5) 1,324,000
Total operating expenses 35,096,000 (11,456,000) 23,640,000
Operating income 22,549,000 12,839,000 35,388,000
Interest expense, net 15,112,000 (3,462,000) (6) 11,650,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense 7,437,000 16,301,000 23,738,000
Income tax expense 4,022,000 5,235,000 (7) 9,258,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations 3,415,000 11,066,000 14,480,000
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 100,877,000 (100,877,000) (8) --
Net income (loss) $ 104,292,000 $ (89,811,000) $ 14,480,000 (A)
Diluted net income per share $ 0.98
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Diluted 14,820,341
Depreciation and amortization 2,091,000 (B)
Adjusted EBITDA - Sum of (A) and (B) $ 37,479,000
(1) Return, stock adjustment and rebates accruals 1,412,000
(2) Cost of stock adjustment accrual and discontinued subsidiaries costs (29,000)
(3) Discontinued subsidiaries legal, financing, severance and other costs 3,386,000
Share-based compensation expense 550,000
Mark-to-market losses 7,424,000
Total 11,360,000
(4) Discontinued subsidiaries-related expenses 21,000
(5) Consulting fees 75,000
(6) Discontinued subsidiaries' supplier revolving credit line interest and write-off of prior deferred loan fees 3,462,000
(7) Tax effected at 39% tax rate
(8) Discontinued operations (100,877,000)
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Exhibit 4
Nine months ended December 31, 2012 (Unaudited)
Adjustment Adjusted
Income statement As Reported (Non-GAAP) (Non-GAAP)
Net sales $ 155,109,000 $ -- $ 155,109,000
Cost of goods sold 103,868,000 -- 103,868,000
Gross profit 51,241,000 -- 51,241,000
Gross margin 33.0% 33.0%
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 19,154,000 (3,363,000) (1) 15,791,000
Sales and marketing 5,479,000 -- 5,479,000
Research and development 1,342,000 -- 1,342,000
Total operating expenses 25,975,000 (3,363,000) 22,612,000
Operating income 25,266,000 3,363,000 28,629,000
Interest expense, net 8,373,000 3,669,000 (2) 12,042,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations before income tax expense 16,893,000 (306,000) 16,587,000
Income tax expense 6,237,000 232,000 (3) 6,469,000 (B)
Income from continuing operations 10,656,000 (538,000) 10,118,000
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (28,516,000) 28,516,000 (4) --
Net income (loss) $ (17,860,000) $ 27,978,000 $ 10,118,000 (A)
Diluted net income per share $ 0.71
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Diluted 14,348,814
Depreciation and amortization 2,137,000 (B)
Adjusted EBITDA - Sum of (A) and (B) $ 30,766,000
(1) Financing and other fees 1,982,000
Share-based compensation expense 917,000
Mark-to-market (gains) 464,000
Total 3,363,000
(2) Intersegment interest income 3,669,000
(3) Tax effected at 39% tax rate
(4) Discontinued operations 28,516,000

CONTACT: Gary S. Maier Maier & Company, Inc. (310) 471-1288Source:Motorcar Parts of America