|By Business Wire||
|August 8, 2014 05:00 AM EDT||
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN):
|Conference call:||Today – August 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET|
|Webcast / Replay URL:||
http://www.strong-world.com (Investor Relations section)
|The replay will be available on the Internet for 90 days.|
|Dial-in number:||866-652-5200; ask for “Ballantyne Strong” conference call|
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), a diversified provider of digital technology services, products and solutions, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
Net revenues were $22.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $24.4 million in the same period of the prior year. Net income totaled $0.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, compared with net income of $1.3 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the same period of the prior year.
Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “We continue to ramp up business development activities with the new businesses we have recently entered, including digital media, video surveillance, and small-format screens for the professional audiovisual market. We are pleased with the improved diversity we have in our revenue mix and the gross margins we are generating. As we gain traction with our new businesses, we believe we will have many catalysts for driving improvement in revenue and earnings in the coming years.”
Q2 2014 Financial Summary
Managed Services revenues were $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $3.3 million in the same period of the prior year. The increase is attributable to the acquisition of Convergent Media Systems.
Systems Integration revenues were $14.8 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $21.5 million in the same period of the prior year. The decline is primarily attributable to the continued softening in demand as the cinema industry’s shift to a digital equipment platform winds down.
Consolidated gross profit was $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $4.7 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Gross margin was 19.3% in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 19.2% in the same quarter of the prior year.
Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) were $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $3.3 million in the same quarter of the prior year. The increase in SG&A was attributable to the addition of Convergent’s operations.
Six Month Results
For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net revenues were $44.0 million, compared with $52.0 million for the same period in 2013. Gross profit amounted to $8.5 million, or 19.2% of net revenues, compared to gross profit of $8.6 million, or 16.5% of net revenues in the prior-year period. Net loss was $0.2 million, or ($0.02) per share, compared to net earnings of $1.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the first half of 2013.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Update
Ballantyne’s cash and cash equivalents balance at June 30, 2014 was $26.9 million, an increase from $25.5 million at the end of the prior quarter. The increase in cash and cash equivalents balance was primarily attributable to positive cash flow generated from operations during the second quarter of 2014.
About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (www.strong-world.com)
Ballantyne Strong designs, integrates, and installs technology solutions for a broad range of applications; develops and delivers out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufactures projection screens and lighting products; and provides managed services including monitoring of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the retail, financial, government and cinema markets.
Except for the historical information in this press release, it includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, quarterly fluctuations in results; customer demand for the Company’s products; the development of new technology for alternate means of motion picture presentation; domestic and international economic conditions; the management of growth; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from management’s expectations.
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||26,903||$||28,791|
|Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $642 and $703, respectively)||14,785||20,047|
|Finished goods, net||11,995||10,949|
|Work in process||611||345|
|Raw materials and components, net||1,721||3,891|
|Total inventories, net||14,327||15,185|
|Recoverable income taxes||4,175||2,207|
|Other current assets||4,965||5,873|
|Total current assets||65,155||72,103|
|Property, plant and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $5,472 and $4,781, respectively)||14,366||14,721|
|Intangible assets, net||937||895|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Customer deposits/deferred revenue||3,525||3,474|
|Income tax payable||458||888|
|Total current liabilities||17,458||23,442|
|Deferred income taxes||815||790|
|Other accrued expenses, net of current portion||1,746||1,748|
|Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share; Authorized 1,000 shares, none outstanding||—||—|
|Common stock, par value $.01 per share; Authorized 25,000 shares; issued 16,912 and 16,869 shares at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively; 14,181 and 14,138 shares outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||167||167|
|Additional paid-in capital||38,431||38,231|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income:|
|Foreign currency translation||(1,362||)||
|Postretirement benefit obligations||190||190|
|Less 2,731 of common shares in treasury, at cost at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013||(18,239||)||(18,239||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||66,082||66,456|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||88,703||$||95,444|
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013
(In thousands, except per share data)
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Net product sales||$||16,202||$||21,411||$||31,037||$||46,608|
|Net service revenues||5,825||2,984||13,011||5,408|
|Total net revenues||22,027||24,395||44,048||52,016|
|Cost of products sold||14,184||17,555||26,634||39,149|
|Cost of services||3,596||2,160||8,951||4,274|
|Total cost of revenues||17,780||19,715||35,585||43,423|
|Selling and administrative expenses:|
|Total selling and administrative expenses||4,381||3,323||9,819||6,690|
|Gain on the sale/disposal/transfer of assets||2||3||8||4|
|Income (loss) from operations||(132||)||1,360||(1,348||)||1,907|
|Equity income (loss) of joint venture||—||(12||)||95||
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||(123||)||247||86||496|
|Total other income (expense)||41||248||418||512|
|Earnings (loss) before income taxes||(91||)||1,596||(835||)||2,301|
|Income tax benefit (expense)||472||(319||)||622||(460||)|
|Net earnings (loss)||$||381||$||1,277||$||(213||)||$||1,841|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$||0.03||$||0.09||$||(0.02||)||$||0.13|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||0.03||$||0.09||$||(0.02||)||$||0.13|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Six Months Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013
|Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net earnings (loss)||
|Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||(17||)||211|
|Provision for obsolete inventory||(39||)||10|
|Provision for warranty||(195||)||260|
|Depreciation and amortization||813||681|
|Equity in (income) loss of joint venture||(95||)||118|
|Loss on forward contracts||145||188|
|(Gain) loss on disposal or transfer of assets||(8||)||5|
|Deferred income taxes||(400||)||197|
|Share-based compensation expense||200||220|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts, unbilled and notes receivable||5,977||12,540|
|Other current assets||98||1,508|
|Customer deposits/deferred revenue||(353||)||(1,283||)|
|Current income taxes||(2,382||)||331|
|Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities||(1,140||)||5,671|
|Cash Flows from investing activities:|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||56||2|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(480||)||
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Excess tax benefits from share-based arrangements||(6||)||(11||)|
|Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan||—||3|
|Net cash used in financing activities||(6||)||(8||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(262||)||(515||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||(1,888||)||4,953|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||28,791||40,168|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||
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