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Richardson Electronics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

LAFOX, Ill., April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ:RELL) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended February 25, 2017. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share quarterly cash dividend.

Third Quarter Results

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were $32.3 million, an increase of 3.3%, compared to net sales of $31.3 million in the prior year’s third quarter. Sales increased $1.8 million for PMT, primarily due to higher sales from new technology partners in power conversion and RF and microwave components as well as increased sales of specialty products sold into the semiconductor capital equipment market. This increase was partially offset by decreases of $0.4 million in Richardson Healthcare and $0.4 million in Canvys over the same period last year.

Gross margin increased to $10.7 million, or 33.1% of net sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to $9.8 million, or 31.2% of net sales during the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Margin improved as a percent of net sales primarily due to higher PMT and Canvys margins as a result of an improved product mix.

Operating expenses decreased to $12.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to $12.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. The decrease was due to reduced salaries, benefits and incentive compensation expenses. In addition, IT expenses were lower than in the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

As a result, operating loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $1.3 million, compared to an operating loss of $2.7 million in the prior year’s third quarter.

Other expense for the both the third quarter of fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016, including foreign exchange, was $0.1 million.

The income tax benefit of less than $0.1 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2017 reflected an adjustment to the provision for foreign income taxes and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss.

Net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was $1.4 million, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2016.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY – NINE MONTHS ENDED FEBRUARY 25, 2017

  • Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 were $99.5 million, a decrease of 2.9%, compared to net sales of $102.4 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Sales decreased by $2.9 million for Canvys, primarily due to declines in demand from key customers relating to market conditions.
  • Gross margin increased to $31.9 million, or 32.1% of net sales during the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared to $31.4 million, or 30.7% of net sales during the first nine months of fiscal 2016, mostly as a result of an improved product mix.
  • Operating expenses decreased to $37.7 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017, compared to $37.9 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2016. The first nine months of fiscal 2017 included $1.3 million in severance expense associated with the reduction in work force during the second quarter of fiscal 2017, mostly offset by reduced salaries and incentive compensation expenses. In addition, IT expenses were nearly $0.8 million lower than the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
  • Operating loss during the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was $5.8 million, compared to an operating loss of $6.2 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2016. After excluding the severance expense of $1.3 million, the operating loss would have been $4.5 million for the first nine months of fiscal year 2017.
  • Other expense for the first nine months of fiscal 2017, including foreign exchange, was $0.2 million, compared to other income of $0.4 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
  • The income tax provision of $0.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 reflected a provision for foreign income taxes and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss.
  • Net loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 was $6.8 million, compared to a net loss of $6.6 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2016.

CASH DIVIDEND

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 May 24, 2017, to common stockholders of record on May 9, 2017.

Cash and investments at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2017 were $60.2 million compared to $70.5 million at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. During the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock under the existing share repurchase authorization. Since the sale of RFPD, the Company has spent $65.6 million on share repurchases, nearly $20 million on acquisitions, nearly $19 million on dividends and $5.4 million on purchases of Richardson Healthcare equipment. Currently, there are 10.7 million outstanding shares of common stock and 2.1 million outstanding shares of Class B common stock.

OUTLOOK

“We are pleased with the increase in net sales and gross margin as well as a decrease in operating expenses in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016,” said Edward J. Richardson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President. “We continue to focus on initiatives to grow revenue in the healthcare and power and microwave technologies markets, permanently take cost out of the organization, improve cash flow, and return the Company to profitability,” Mr. Richardson concluded.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CT, 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 third quarter results for fiscal 2017. A question and answer session will be included as part of the call’s agenda. To listen to the call, please dial (888) 419-5570 and enter passcode 94661906 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 12:00 a.m. CT on April 7, 2017, for seven days. The telephone numbers for the replay are (USA) (888) 286-8010 and (International) (617) 801-6888; passcode 69435224.

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 July 29, 2016. 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 displays, flat panel detector solutions and replacement parts 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)
February 25,
2017
May 28,
2016
Assets (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $51,386 $60,454
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $375 and $364 21,240 24,928
Inventories, net 42,860 45,422
Prepaid expenses and other assets 2,647 1,758
Deferred income taxes 1,078
Income tax receivable 22 17
Investments - current 6,399 2,268
Total current assets 124,554 135,925
Non-current assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net 15,208 12,986
Goodwill 6,332 6,332
Intangible assets, net 3,528 3,818
Non-current deferred income taxes 1,305 1,270
Investments - non-current 2,395 7,799
Total non-current assets 28,768 32,205
Total assets $153,322 $168,130
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $12,328 $14,896
Accrued liabilities 8,736 9,135
Total current liabilities 21,064 24,031
Non-current liabilities:
Non-current deferred income tax liabilities 275 1,457
Other non-current liabilities 696 967
Total non-current liabilities 971 2,424
Total liabilities 22,035 26,455
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 10,708 shares at February 25, 2017, and 10,703 shares at May 28, 2016 535 535
Class B common stock, convertible, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 2,141 shares at February 25, 2017, and at May 28, 2016 107 107
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, no shares issued
Additional paid-in-capital 59,353 58,969
Common stock in treasury, at cost, no shares at February 25, 2017, and at May 28, 2016
Retained earnings 70,216 79,292
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,076 2,772
Total stockholders’ equity 131,287 141,675
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $153,322 $168,130


Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
February 25,
2017
February 27,
2016
February 25,
2017
February 27,
2016
Statements of Comprehensive Loss
Net sales $32,313 $31,291 $99,513 $102,448
Cost of sales 21,621 21,541 67,617 71,001
Gross profit 10,692 9,750 31,896 31,447
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 12,002 12,471 37,697 37,938
Gain on disposal of assets (244)
Operating loss (1,310) (2,721) (5,801) (6,247)
Other (income) expense:
Investment/interest income (67) (131) (129) (433)
Foreign exchange loss 214 265 311 108
Other, net (16) (40) (53)
Total other (income) expense 131 94 182 (378)
Loss before income taxes (1,441) (2,815) (5,983) (5,869)
Income tax provision (benefit) (10) 111 820 742
Net loss (1,431) (2,926) (6,803) (6,611)
Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax 508 240 (1,736) (1,912)
Fair value adjustments on investments gain (loss) 27 (47) 40 (79)
Comprehensive loss $(896) $(2,733) $(8,499) $(8,602)
Loss per share:
Common shares - Basic $(0.11) $(0.23) $(0.54) $(0.51)
Class B common shares - Basic $(0.10) $(0.21) $(0.48) $(0.46)
Common shares - Diluted $(0.11) $(0.23) $(0.54) $(0.51)
Class B common shares - Diluted $(0.10) $(0.21) $(0.48) $(0.46)
Weighted average number of shares:
Common shares - Basic 10,706 10,701 10,704 10,976
Class B common shares - Basic 2,141 2,141 2,141 2,141
Common shares - Diluted 10,706 10,701 10,704 10,976
Class B common shares - Diluted 2,141 2,141 2,141 2,141
Dividends per common share $0.060 $0.060 $0.180 $0.180
Dividends per Class B common share $0.054 $0.054 $0.162 $0.162


Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
February 25,
2017
February 27,
2016
February 25,
2017
February 27,
2016
Operating activities:
Net loss $(1,431) $(2,926) $(6,803) $(6,611)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 703 583 2,020 1,865
(Gain) loss on sale of investments (8) 21 (2) 2
Gain on disposal of assets (244)
Share-based compensation expense 75 119 354 434
Deferred income taxes 121 (82) (188) 173
Change in assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquired business:
Accounts receivable (717) 282 3,217 311
Income tax receivable 187 (5) 851
Inventories 306 (2,164) 1,898 (5,636)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 80 1 (961) (443)
Accounts payable 849 (986) (2,372) (2,976)
Accrued liabilities (1,118) (871) (256) (2,071)
Long-term liabilities-accrued pension (465)
Other (125) 125 (107) 256
Net cash used in operating activities (1,265) (5,711) (3,205) (14,554)
Investing activities:
Cash consideration paid for acquired business (12,209)
Capital expenditures (764) (1,267) (4,063) (3,043)
Proceeds from sale of assets 402
Proceeds from maturity of investments 3,582 25,584
Purchases of investments (2,136) (2,151)
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities 78 106 225 250
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (78) (106) (225) (250)
Other (3) (49) (9) (17)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (767) (1,316) (2,626) 8,566
Financing activities:
Repurchase of common stock (5,015)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 30 21 30 142
Cash dividends paid (758) (758) (2,273) (2,321)
Other (4)
Net cash used in financing activities (728) (737) (2,243) (7,198)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 35 106 (994) (1,144)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (2,725) (7,658) (9,068) (14,330)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 54,111 67,863 60,454 74,535
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $51,386 $60,205 $51,386 $60,205


Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Net Sales and Gross Profit
For the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2017 and Fiscal 2016
(in thousands)
By Strategic Business Unit:
Net Sales Q3 Q3
FY 2017 FY 2016 % Change
PMT $24,763 $23,008 7.6%
Canvys 4,824 5,190 -7.1%
Healthcare 2,726 3,093 -11.9%
Total $32,313 $31,291 3.3%
YTD YTD
FY 2017 FY 2016 % Change
PMT $75,373 $75,365 0.0%
Canvys 14,883 17,773 -16.3%
Healthcare 9,257 9,310 -0.6%
Total $99,513 $102,448 -2.9%
Gross Profit Q3 % of Net Q3 % of Net
FY 2017 Sales FY 2016 Sales
PMT $8,075 32.6% $7,140 31.0%
Canvys 1,331 27.6% 1,204 23.2%
Healthcare 1,286 47.2% 1,406 45.5%
Total $10,692 33.1% $9,750 31.2%
Gross Profit YTD % of Net YTD % of Net
FY 2017 Sales FY 2016 Sales
PMT $23,803 31.6% $22,793 30.2%
Canvys 4,222 28.4% 4,439 25.0%
Healthcare 3,871 41.8% 4,215 45.3%
Total $31,896 32.1% $31,447 30.7%

For Details Contact: Edward J. Richardson Chairman and CEO Phone: (630) 208-2205 Robert J. Ben EVP & CFO (630) 208-2203

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