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ModusLink Global Solutions Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2015-- On March 12, 2015, ModusLink Global Solutions™, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLNK) reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended January 31, 2015. Results for the three and six month periods ended January 31, 2015 are summarized in the following paragraphs. For a full discussion of the results, please see the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which can be accessed through www.moduslink.com.

Second Quarter Financial Summary

  • Net revenue of $148.3 million for the three months ended January 31, 2015, a decrease of 23.6% compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Gross margin of 11.2% for the three months ended January 31, 2015, a 0.4 percentage point decrease compared to 11.6% in the same period in the prior year.
  • SG&A expenses of $14.6 million for the three months ended January 31, 2015, a 25.2% reduction compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Operating income of $0.6 million for the three months ended January 31, 2015, compared to operating income of $1.2 million in the same period in the prior year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $4.7 million for the three months ended January 31, 2015, compared to $8.6 million in the same period in the prior year.
  • Net loss of $1.6 million, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended January 31, 2015, compared with net income of $1.1 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, in the same period in the prior year.

Year-to-Date Financial Summary

  • Net revenue of $335.8 million for the six months ended January 31, 2015, a decrease of 12.9% compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Gross margin of 10.6% for the six months ended January 31, 2015, a 1.0 percentage point decrease compared to 11.6% in the same period in the prior year.
  • SG&A expenses of $30.2 million for the six months ended January 31, 2015, a 20.0% reduction compared to the same period in the prior year.
  • Operating income of $1.8 million for the six months ended January 31, 2015, compared to operating income of $3.9 million in the same period in the prior year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $12.2 million for the six months ended January 31, 2015, compared to $17.4 million in the same period in the prior year.
  • Net loss of $1.3 million, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted share, for the six months ended January 31, 2015, compared with net income of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, in the same period in the prior year.

The Company reported net revenue of $148.3 million for the three months ended January 31, 2015, compared to $194.0 million in the same period in the prior year. Operating income for the three months ended January 31, 2015 was $0.6 million, as compared to an operating income of $1.2 million in the same period in the prior year. Net loss for the three months ended January 31, 2015 was $1.6 million, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $1.1million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share for same period in the prior year.

The Company reported net revenue of $335.8 million for the six months ended January 31, 2015, compared to $385.4 million in the same period in the prior year. Operating income for the six months ended January 31, 2015 was $1.8 million, as compared to an operating income of $3.9 million in the same period in the prior year. Net loss for the six months ended January 31, 2015 was $1.3 million, or $(0.03) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net income of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share for same period in the prior year.

The decline in net revenue for the three and six months ended January 31, 2015 was primarily a result of lower volumes from a major computing market client. The lower revenue from the computing market client affected results in the Americas, Asia and Europe. The decline in gross margin, operating income and Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six months ended January 31, 2015 was primarily driven by the lower volumes from the major computing market client.

For the three months ended January 31, 2015, Adjusted EBITDA was $4.7 million compared to $8.6 million for the same period in fiscal 2014. For the six months ended January 31, 2015, Adjusted EBITDA was $12.2 million compared to $17.4 million for the same period in fiscal 2014. EBITDA represents earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, and Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA excluding certain items. Please refer to the non-GAAP information and table reconciling the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA to its GAAP net income/(loss) below.

About ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, ModusLink Corporation and ModusLink PTS, Inc. (together “ModusLink"), executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that are designed to improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software and retail. ModusLink’s operations are supported by more than 25 sites across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

In addition to an acquisition that would enhance our existing comprehensive supply chain logistics services business, we are interested in acquiring (including but not limited to) industrial, defense or electronics related businesses with at least $25 million of EBITDA. We prefer companies with significant operations in the United States, good gross margins and returns on invested capital, sustainable competitive advantages, strong brands and excellent management.

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Company uses Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, to assess its performance. EBITDA represents earnings before interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding the effects of professional fees associated with our SEC inquiry and financial restatement, strategic consulting and other professional fees, executive severance and employee retention, restructuring, share-based compensation, impairments of goodwill and long-lived assets, unrealized foreign exchange gains or losses, net, other non-operating gains or losses, net, equity in gains and losses of affiliates and impairments, and discontinued operations.

We believe that providing Adjusted EBITDA to investors is useful, as this measure provides important supplemental information of our performance to investors and permits investors and management to evaluate the operating performance of our core supply chain business. We use Adjusted EBITDA in internal forecasts and models when establishing internal operating budgets, supplementing the financial results and forecasts reported to our Board of Directors, determining a component of incentive compensation for executive officers and other key employees based on operating performance and evaluating short-term and long-term operating trends in our core supply chain business. We believe that the Adjusted EBITDA financial measure assists in providing an enhanced understanding of our underlying operational measures to manage the core supply chain business, to evaluate performance compared to prior periods and the marketplace, and to establish operational goals. We believe that these non-GAAP financial adjustments are useful to investors because they allow investors to evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in our financial and operational decision making.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information provided in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This non-GAAP financial measure may not be computed in the same manner as similarly titled measures used by other companies.

A table reconciling the Company’s EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to its GAAP net income/(loss) is included in this release.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a registered trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, those with respect to the Company’s goals, plans, expectations and strategies set forth herein are forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the Company’s ability to execute on its business strategy, including any cost reduction plans and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of its services, which could negatively affect the Company’s ability to meet its revenue, operating income and cost savings targets, maintain and improve its cash position, expand its operations and revenue, lower its costs, improve its gross margins, reach and sustain profitability, reach its long-term objectives and operate optimally; failure to realize expected benefits of restructuring and cost-cutting actions; the Company’s ability to preserve and monetize it’s net operating losses; difficulties integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with the Company’s business strategy; client or program losses; demand variability in supply chain management clients to which the Company sells on a purchase order basis rather than pursuant to contracts with minimum purchase requirements; risks inherent with conducting international operations; and increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which the Company competes. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect the Company’s future results of operations and financial results, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. The Company does not undertake any obligations to update forward-looking statements made by it.

 
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 
      January 31,     July 31,     January 31,
2015 2014 2014
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 122,872 $ 183,515 $ 75,274
Trading securities 71,608 22,793 -
Accounts receivable, net 133,027 123,948 145,480
Inventories 66,887 65,269 68,890
Prepaid and other current assets   21,435   10,243   10,774
Total current assets   415,829   405,768   300,418
Property and equipment, net 22,571 25,126 28,911
Investments in affiliates 7,188 7,172 8,071
Goodwill 3,058 3,058 3,058
Other intangible assets, net 131 667 1,204
Other assets   8,245   9,855   5,389
Total assets $ 457,022 $ 451,646 $ 347,051
 
Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 132,201 $ 105,045 $ 112,236
Accrued restructuring 1,233 2,246 1,686
Accrued expenses 40,473 39,544 37,840
Other current liabilities   36,273   51,759   25,735
Total current liabilities   210,180   198,594   177,497
Long-term portion of accrued restructuring - 39 273
Notes payable 75,560 73,391 -
Other long-term liabilities   8,090   8,004   9,243
Total liabilities   293,830   280,028   187,013
 
Stockholders' equity:   163,192   171,618   160,038
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 457,022 $ 451,646 $ 347,051
 
 
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)
                           
Three Months Ended January 31, Six Months Ended January 31,
  2015     2014   Fav (Unfav)   2015     2014   Fav (Unfav)
Net revenue $ 148,310 $ 194,011 (23.6 %) $ 335,754 $ 385,426 (12.9 %)
Cost of revenue   131,716     171,431   23.2 %   300,322     340,851   11.9 %
Gross profit   16,594     22,580   (26.5 %)   35,432     44,575   (20.5 %)
11.2 % 11.6 % (0.4 %) 10.6 % 11.6 % (1.0 %)
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 14,639 19,572 25.2 % 30,161 37,687 20.0 %
Amortization of intangible assets 268 280 4.3 % 536 560 4.3 %
Impairment of long-lived assets - 500 - 500
Restructuring, net   1,041     993   (4.8 %)   2,942     1,972   (49.2 %)
Total operating expenses   15,948     21,345   25.3 %   33,639     40,719   17.4 %
Operating income 646 1,235 (47.7 %) 1,793 3,856 (53.5 %)
Other income (expense), net   (1,853 )   581   (418.9 %)   (1,629 )   (231 ) (605.2 %)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes (1,207 ) 1,816 (166.5 %) 164 3,625 (95.5 %)
Income tax expense 549 753 27.1 % 1,706 1,890 9.7 %
Equity in (gains) losses of affiliates, net of tax   (200 )   -   100.0 %   (208 )   134   255.2 %
Income (loss) from continuing operations (1,556 ) 1,063 (246.4 %) (1,334 ) 1,601 (183.3 %)
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
Income from discontinued operations   -     1       -     80    
Net income (loss) $ (1,556 ) $ 1,064   (246.2 %) $ (1,334 ) $ 1,681   (179.4 %)
 
Basic net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.03 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.03 ) $ 0.03
Income from discontinued operations   0.00     0.00     0.00     0.00  
Net Income (loss) $ (0.03 ) $ 0.02   $ (0.03 ) $ 0.03  
Diluted net income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.03 ) $ 0.02 $ (0.03 ) $ 0.03
Income from discontinued operations   0.00     0.00     0.00     0.00  
Net Income (loss) $ (0.03 ) $ 0.02   $ (0.03 ) $ 0.03  
Weighted average common shares used in:
Basic earnings per share 51,646 51,498 51,888 51,467
Diluted earnings per share 51,646 51,811 51,888 51,539
 
 
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Information by Operating Segment
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
                   
Three Months Ended January 31, Six Months Ended January 31,
  2015     2014     2015     2014  
 

Net revenue:

 
Americas $ 53,242 $ 78,787 $ 135,040 $ 155,362
Asia 45,493 47,530 88,448 92,920
Europe 40,626 56,751 95,041 117,367
All other   8,949     10,943     17,225     19,777  
Total net revenue $ 148,310   $ 194,011   $ 335,754   $ 385,426  
 

Operating income (loss):

 
Americas $ (139 ) $ 2,080 $ 1,479 $ 5,568
Asia 4,677 5,808 8,030 11,659
Europe (952 ) (2,149 ) (2,330 ) (4,495 )
All other   361     (76 )   522     509  
Total segment operating income 3,947 5,663 7,701 13,241
Corporate-level activity   (3,301 )   (4,428 )   (5,908 )   (9,385 )
Total operating income $ 646   $ 1,235   $ 1,793   $ 3,856  

 

 

 
ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Selected Non-GAAP Measures to GAAP Measures
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Net Incometo Adjusted EBITDA1
      Three Months Ended January 31,       Six Months Ended January 31,
  2015         2014     2015         2014  
 
Net income (loss) $ (1,556 ) $ 1,064 $ (1,334 ) $ 1,681
 
Interest income (355 ) (65 ) (419 ) (167 )
Interest expense 2,619 199 5,286 412
Income tax expense 549 753 1,706 1,890
Depreciation 1,919 3,097 4,729 6,571
Amortization of intangible assets   268     280     536     560  
EBITDA 3,444 5,328 10,504 10,947
 
SEC inquiry and financial restatement costs 30 1,438 7 3,217
Strategic consulting and other professional fees 232 39 609 55
Restructuring 1,041 993 2,942 1,972
Share-based compensation 446 638 855 1,150
Impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets - 500 - 500
Unrealized foreign exchange (gains) losses, net (1,537 ) (626 ) (1,591 ) (348 )
Other non-operating (gains) losses, net 1,224 110 (899 ) (361 )
Equity in (gains) losses of affiliates and impairments (200 ) 177 (208 ) 311
Discontinued operations   -     (1 )   -     (80 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 4,680   $ 8,596   $ 12,219   $ 17,363  

1 The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding net charges related to interest income, interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, SEC inquiry and financial restatement costs, strategic consulting and other professional fees, executive severance and employee retention, restructuring, share-based compensation, impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets, unrealized foreign exchange (gains) losses, net, other non-operating (gains) losses, net, equity in (gains) losses of affiliates and impairments and discontinued operations.

Source: ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.
Mary Conway, 781-663-5012
ir@moduslink.com