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Skullcandy Q4 2014 Revenue Grew 34% to $96.8 Million and Earnings Doubled to 26 Cents

PARK CITY, Utah, March 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Fourth quarter 2014 results versus same quarter in prior year

  • Net sales: $96.8 million vs. $72.2 million (+34%)
  • Gross margin: 43.3% vs. 43.5%
  • Selling, general and administrative expense as a percentage of net sales: 32.1% vs. 35.9%
  • Operating income: $10.8 million vs. $5.5 million (+97%)
  • Net income per diluted share: $0.26 vs $0.13 (+100%)

Twelve months ended 2014 results versus twelve months ended 2013

  • Net sales: $247.8 million vs. $210.1 million (+18%)
  • Gross margin: 44.6% vs. 44.3%
  • Selling, general and administrative expense as a percentage of net sales: 39.9% vs. 46.7%
  • Operating income (loss): $11.8 million vs. $(5.0) million
  • Net income (loss) per diluted share: $0.27 vs $(0.11)

"We delivered strong fourth quarter results highlighted by 34% revenue growth, doubling earnings per share from a year ago and capturing the #1 position in for total headphone units sold at domestic retail for full year 2014. Our recent performance demonstrates that our strategy of exciting our consumer through innovation and leveraging our brand and capabilities into adjacent audio categories is working," said Hoby Darling, President and Chief Executive Officer. "2014 marked an important inflection point in the evolution of our company. The business is becoming more diversified, our teams are aligned and hungry for success, and we have a clearly defined roadmap for the future that is working. The foundations have been set for 2015 and we are on full attack."

Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 34% to $96.8 million from $72.2 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Domestic (U.S.) net sales increased 37% to $70.6 million from $51.6 million in the same quarter of the prior year. International net sales increased 27% to $26.3 million from $20.6 million in the same quarter of the prior year.

Net sales in the twelve months ended 2014 increased 18% to $247.8 million from $210.1 million in the prior year. Domestic (U.S.) net sales increased 19% to $174.7 million from $147.2 million in the prior year. International net sales increased 16% to $73.1 million from $62.9 million in the prior year.

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 33% to $41.9 million from $31.4 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross margin was 43.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 43.5% in the same quarter of the prior year. The 20 basis point decrease in gross margin was due to a shift in product mix towards high growth products with lower margins, including gaming and wireless speakers, together with higher air freight related charges in connection with west coast port slowdowns.

Gross profit in the twelve months ended 2014 increased 19% to $110.6 million from $93.1 million in the prior year. Gross margin was 44.6% in the twelve months ended 2014 compared to 44.3% in the prior year. The 30 basis point increase in gross margin for the year was due to operational improvements in our retailer returns processes, lower warranty and logistics costs, and increased licensing revenue.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses as a percentage of net sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 decreased 380 basis points to 32.1% from 35.9% in the same quarter of the prior year. The decrease in SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to the operating leverage created by sales growth, combined with decreases in certain operating expenses.

SG&A expenses as a percentage of net sales in the twelve months ended 2014 decreased 680 basis points to 39.9% from 46.7% in the prior year. The decrease in SG&A expense as a percentage of net sales was primarily due to the operating leverage created by sales growth, and decreases in bad debt expense, certain operating expenses and asset disposals.

Operating income in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased by $5.3 million, or 97%, to $10.8 million from $5.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year.

Operating income (loss) in the twelve months ended 2014 increased by $16.8 million to $11.8 million of income from a loss of $5.0 million in the prior year.

Other expense in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased by $0.7 million to $0.8 million as a result of currency effects in Europe, Canada, Japan and Mexico.

Other expense in the twelve months ended 2014 increased by $1.0 million to $1.6 million as a result of currency effects in Europe, Canada, Japan and Mexico.

Net income in the fourth quarter of 2014 was $7.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, based on 28.8 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Net income in the same quarter of the prior year was $3.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, based on 28.1 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

Net income in the twelve months ended of 2014 was $7.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, based on 28.6 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding. Net loss in the prior year was $3.0 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, based on 27.7 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

Balance Sheet Highlights

As of December 31, 2014, cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments totaled $36.6 million compared to $38.8 million as of December 31, 2013. This decrease is due to the later timing of sales in the fourth quarter versus one year ago with a corresponding increase in accounts receivable and ending inventory. The Company continued to have no outstanding debt. Accounts receivable increased 29.2% to $74.4 million as of December 31, 2014 from $57.5 million as of December 31, 2013, which is consistent with the growth and timing of sales in the fourth quarter. Inventory increased 36% to $55.0 million as of December 31, 2014 from $40.3 million as of December 31, 2013, which is consistent with current revenue growth rates and logistics contingency planning for potential shipping disruptions.

Call Information

A conference call to discuss the fourth quarter of 2014 results is scheduled for today, March 5, 2015, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time / 2:30 PM Mountain Time. A broadcast of the call will be available on the Company's website, www.skullcandy.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and remain available through March 12, 2015. To access the telephone replay, listeners should dial (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 and enter the conference ID number 13601842.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is the original lifestyle and performance audio brand inspired by the creativity and irreverence of youth culture. Skullcandy designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL brands. Skullcandy was launched in 2003 and quickly became one of the world's most distinct audio brands by bringing unique technology, color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company's products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide, including the company's website at www.skullcandy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding the Company's anticipated future financial and operating results and any other statements about the Company's future expectations, beliefs or prospects expressed by management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are disclosed under the "Risk Factors" section of the 2013 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 14, 2014 and in any subsequent reports the Company files with the SEC. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

-Financial Tables Follow-

SKULLCANDY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands of dollars, except share and per share information)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net sales $96,815 $72,249 $247,812 $210,092
Cost of goods sold 54,899 40,817 137,178 116,958
Gross profit 41,916 31,432 110,634 93,134
Selling, general and administrative expenses 31,098 25,951 98,847 98,129
Income (loss) from operations 10,818 5,481 11,787 (4,995)
Other expense 790 74 1,560 516
Interest (income) expense (11) 42 131 382
Income (loss) before income taxes and noncontrolling interests 10,039 5,365 10,096 (5,893)
Income tax expense (benefit) 2,808 1,686 2,523 (2,882)
Net income (loss) 7,231 3,679 7,573 (3,011)
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests (150) 110 (26) 25
Net income (loss) attributable to Skullcandy, Inc. $7,381 $3,569 $7,599 $(3,036)
Net income (loss) per common share attributable to Skullcandy, Inc.
Basic $0.26 $0.13 $0.27 $(0.11)
Diluted 0.26 0.13 0.27 (0.11)
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 28,201,479 27,777,909 28,058,603 27,740,945
Diluted 28,774,238 28,079,543 28,570,472 27,740,945
SKULLCANDY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands of dollars, except per share information)
(unaudited)
As of December 31,
2014 2013
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $21,623 $38,835
Short-term investments 15,010
Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 36,633 38,835
Accounts receivable, net 74,358 57,549
Inventories, net 54,981 40,284
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 4,050 4,663
Current deferred taxes 3,052 4,097
Total current assets 173,074 145,428
Property and equipment, net 12,911 10,021
Intangibles 8,814 10,979
Goodwill 13,867 13,867
Deferred financing fees 41 224
Non-current deferred taxes 3,459 2,395
Total assets $212,166 $182,914
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $27,309 $16,565
Accrued liabilities 29,161 22,838
Current deferred taxes 184 55
Total current liabilities 56,654 39,458
Non-current deferred taxes 1,418 1,742
Non-current liabilities 557
Total liabilities 58,629 41,200
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share:
Authorized shares - 10,000
Issued and outstanding shares
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share:
Authorized shares - 200,000
Issued shares - 33,065 and 32,605
Outstanding shares - 28,239 and 27,778 3 3
Treasury stock:
Shares at cost - 4,826 and 4,826 (43,294) (43,294)
Additional paid-in capital 136,132 131,428
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (625) (171)
Retained earnings 60,781 53,182
Total stockholders' equity 152,997 141,148
Noncontrolling interests 540 566
Total stockholders' equity attributable to Skullcandy 153,537 141,714
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $212,166 $182,914
SKULLCANDY, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands of dollars)
(unaudited)
Year Ended December 31,
2014 2013 2012
Operating activities
Net income (loss) $7,573 $(3,011) $25,816
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization of intangible assets 9,623 9,428 6,220
Amortization of stock-based compensation expense 3,398 3,632 6,563
Loss on disposal of property and equipment and intangible assets 670 2,187 7
Provision for doubtful accounts 619 1,312 3,617
Deferred income taxes (1,866) (4,927) (355)
Noncash interest expense 188 177 241
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (18,113) 17,305 (29,287)
Inventories (15,183) 1,140 2,433
Prepaid expenses and other (112) 1,504 2,679
Accounts payable 11,679 (6,339) (343)
Current and non-current accrued liabilities 8,671 1,048 (4,049)
Net cash provided by operating activities 7,147 23,456 13,542
Investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment (11,064) (4,111) (10,475)
Purchase of intangible assets (20) (244)
Purchase of short-term investments (15,010)
Net cash used in investing activities (26,074) (4,131) (10,719)
Financing activities
Net repayments on bank line of credit (9,884)
Debt issuance costs (241)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,128 174 2,366
Income tax (detriment) benefit related to exercise of stock options (468) (92) 705
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 1,660 (159) (6,813)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 55 324 33
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (17,212) 19,490 (3,957)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 38,835 19,345 23,302
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $21,623 $38,835 $19,345
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest $— $1 $184
Cash paid for income tax 1,430 7,042 15,112

SKULLCANDY, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(unaudited)

We manage our business in two segments which are comprised of Domestic and International. The Domestic segment primarily consists of Skullcandy and Astro Gaming product sales to customers in the United States. The Domestic segment also includes the majority of general corporate overhead and related costs which are not allocated to the International segment. The international segment primarily includes Skullcandy product sales to customers in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico (through the Company's joint venture), and all other geographic areas outside the United States that are served by the Company's International operations.

Three Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 $ Change % Change
Net sales
Domestic $70,560 $51,602 $18,958 37%
International 26,255 20,647 5,608 27%
Total net sales $96,815 $72,249 $24,566 34%
Three Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 $ Change % Change
Gross profit
Domestic $31,375 $22,530 $8,845 39%
International 10,541 8,902 1,639 18%
Total gross profit $41,916 $31,432 $10,484 33%
Three Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 Basis Point Change
Gross margin %
Domestic % 44.5% 43.7% 80
International % 40.1% 43.1% (300)
Total gross margin % 43.3% 43.5% (20)
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 $ Change % Change
Net sales
Domestic $174,663 $147,156 $27,507 19%
International 73,149 62,936 10,213 16%
Total net sales $247,812 $210,092 $37,720 18%
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 $ Change % Change
Gross profit
Domestic $78,495 $65,078 $13,417 21%
International 32,139 28,056 4,083 15%
Total gross profit $110,634 $93,134 $17,500 19%
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014 2013 Basis Point Change
Gross margin %
Domestic % 44.9% 44.2% 70
International % 43.9% 44.6% (70)
Total gross margin % 44.6% 44.3% 30

CONTACT: ICR Brendon Frey 203-682-8200 Brendon.Frey@icrinc.com

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