Full Year Revenues Increase 40%, Full Year Net Income Increases 55%, EPS of $0.36
First Ever Dividend Is Declared
DALLAS, March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natural Health Trends Corp. (OTCQB:NHTC), a leading direct selling company that markets premium quality personal care, wellness and "quality of life" products under the NHT Global brand, today announced record financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights
- Total revenues were $19.1 million, up 135% compared to $8.1 million in the fourth quarter last year and up 35% sequentially from $14.2 million for the third quarter this year. This was the fourth consecutive sequential quarterly increase in revenues.
- Operating income was $1.7 million, up 298% compared to $416,000 last year, and up 25% sequentially from $1.3 million for the third quarter this year.
- Net income was $1.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $525,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, last year and $1.3 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the third quarter this year.
- Cash and cash equivalents increased to $14.6 million as of December 31, 2013 from $4.2 million at December 31, 2012 and $9.1 million at September 30, 2013.
Full Year Financial Highlights
- Total revenues increased 40% to $52.5 million from $37.5 million last year.
- Operating income was $4.2 million, up 60% compared to $2.6 million last year.
- Net income increased 55% to $4.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $2.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share last year.
"This was a great year for Natural Health Trends, its members, customers, and shareholders, and these results are attributable to the strength and quality of our people, our management team and field leaders," commented Chris Sharng, President of Natural Health Trends Corp. "The 40% increase in full year revenues and 55% increase in net income is due to the effective implementation of the Supreme Bonus Program and new product launches. It is clear that we have successfully turned the Company around under new leadership and with a robust suite of new products."
"In the new year, we will continue to invest in marketing, product development and leadership training, positioning us for continued success in 2014 and beyond," continued Mr. Sharng. "We are staging exciting events and promotions to continue our strong momentum. We remain steadfastly committed to developing and introducing new, high quality products to expand the offerings of our members, as well as the tools and tactics to help our members achieve success. There has never been a better time to be a part of our business and to take advantage of the many rewards we offer."
Today the Board of Directors declared its first quarterly dividend. The declared dividend included a cash dividend of $0.81507 per share on outstanding Series A preferred stock, which represents a dividend of $0.119 per share, or $15,000, annually since its issuance in May 2007; and a cash dividend of $0.005 per share on common stock outstanding, representing an aggregate amount of $158,000, $101,000 for the preferred dividend and $57,000 for the common dividend, payable in cash on April 8, 2014 to stockholders of record on March 28, 2014.
Shareholder Conference Call
Management will conduct a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year financial results. Details of the call are as follows:
- Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
- Time: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT
- Dial-in number: 1-877-941-1427 (domestic) 1-480-629-9664 (international)
- Webcast link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=107955
A replay will be available from 7:30 p.m. ET on March 10 through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 17, by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) and 1-858-384-5517 (international) and referencing replay pin number 4669596.
About Natural Health Trends Corp.
Natural Health Trends Corp. is an international direct-selling and e-commerce company operating through its subsidiaries throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. The company markets premium quality personal care, wellness and "quality of life" products under the NHT Global brand. Additional information can be found on the company's website, www.naturalhealthtrendscorp.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include the risks and uncertainties detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 7, 2014, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
| CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$4,207||$14,550|
|Other current assets||641||658|
|Total current assets||5,837||17,170|
|Property and equipment, net||121||265|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Income taxes payable||10||25|
|Accrued distributor commissions||1,308||3,962|
|Other accrued expenses||1,688||3,146|
|Deferred tax liability||92||108|
|Other current liabilities||991||882|
|Total current liabilities||6,310||13,750|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||80,584||80,655|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss:|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments||(102)||(81)|
|Total stockholders' equity||1,909||6,077|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$8,219||$19,827|
|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
| CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS |
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
| Three Months Ended |
Year Ended December 31,
|Cost of sales||2,018||4,391||9,685||12,551|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||2,410||3,364||9,415||11,634|
|Depreciation and amortization||17||13||45||66|
|Total operating expenses||5,677||13,054||25,184||35,753|
|Income from operations||416||1,656||2,645||4,223|
|Other income (expense), net||49||(26)||(39)||(32)|
|Income before income taxes||465||1,630||2,606||4,191|
|Income tax provision (benefit)||(65)||53||(24)||102|
|Preferred stock dividends||(5)||(3)||(17)||(15)|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$525||$1,574||$2,613||$4,074|
|Income per share – basic||$0.05||$0.14||$0.24||$0.36|
|Income per share – diluted||$0.05||$0.14||$0.23||$0.36|
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:
|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
| CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS |
|Year Ended December 31,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||45||66|
|Deferred income taxes||(56)||16|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Other current assets||(95)||(35)|
|Income taxes payable||(1)||16|
|Accrued distributor commissions||117||2,679|
|Other accrued expenses||203||1,467|
|Other current liabilities||36||(104)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||2,214||10,686|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(96)||(210)|
|Decrease (increase) in restricted cash||493||(82)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||397||(292)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Repurchase of common stock||(3)||(52)|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(3)||(52)|
|Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents||(18)||1|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||2,590||10,343|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period||1,617||4,207|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period||$4,207||$14,550|
CONTACT: Company Contact Scott Davidson Chief Financial Officer Natural Health Trends Corp. Tel: 972-241-4080 firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact Brett Maas Managing Partner Hayden IR Tel: 646-536-7331 email@example.comSource:Natural Health Trends Corp.