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FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2018. A conference call will be conducted by senior management at 10:00 am Eastern Time on August 3, 2018. Dial-in details have been provided previously and are included below for reference.
“Our second quarter results were encouraging and reflect that we are headed in the right direction,” commented Shannon Greene, Chief Executive Officer. “While sales were tough this quarter, our success was on improving gross profit and operating margins which we did with customer and product mix and in controlling costs. As we look to the second half of 2018, we are excited about our product selections and line-up which we expect to drive some moderate top line expansion.”
Consolidated net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $1.4 million compared to $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 40%. Fully diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the second quarter of 2018 were $0.15, compared to $0.11 in last year’s second quarter. Consolidated net income for the first half of 2018 increased to $2.7 million or EPS of $0.29 versus $2.3 million or $0.24 in the comparable period last year.
Sales from the North America segment, consisting of 115 stores in the US and Canada, decreased $150,000 in the second quarter, down 0.8% from last year's second quarter sales. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, North America’s sales decreased $65,000 or 0.2% from prior year. The sales decline for our North America segment was primarily attributable to declines in sales to our non-retail customers who purchased lower quantities of leather, partially offset by fluctuations in the Canadian dollar exchange rate. Our International segment, consisting of four stores outside of North America, added sales of $901,000 for the quarter compared to last year’s second quarter sales of $853,000, an increase of 5.6%. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, International sales, totaling $1.9 million, were up 5.7%, or $101,000, over the same period last year. The improvement in our International segment sales was due to favorable foreign currency exchange rates and recent price increases.
Consolidated gross profit margin for the current quarter was 68.4%, compared to 66.9% for the second quarter of 2017. For the first half of 2018, consolidated gross profit margin was 65.8%, improving from last year's gross profit margin of 63.9%. The improvement in gross profit margin was due to the shift in customer mix, with more retail than non-retail sales, as well as product mix, with more higher-margin items sold, as well as international price increases and the strengthening US dollar.
Consolidated operating expenses decreased approximately 0.9% or $103,000 for the current quarter compared to prior year, as we reduced advertising and marketing spend, partially offset by higher personnel and occupancy costs. Consolidated operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2018 increased 1.9% or $422,000 compared to the same period in 2017, primarily related to the three stores that have opened since the beginning of 2017, as well as increases in store associate wages and higher common area maintenance costs.
The effective tax rate was 26.5% in the first half of 2018 compared to 32.0% in the prior year period. The decrease was primarily due to the new lower federal rate of 21%, offset by the addition of the new global foreign income provision, the loss of the domestic production deduction, and a lower deferred tax benefit, primarily related to fixed assets.
At June 30, 2018, inventory equaled $38.0 million, with an average inventory per store of $184,000 (excluding inventory at our home office manufacturing and distribution center and in-transit inventory) compared to $176,000 per store at December 31, 2017. The increase was attributable to stocking up following the holiday season and an expanded product line to support new marketing and merchandising initiatives.
Tina Castillo, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Our second quarter results continued to help us build on our strong financial position and we reaffirm our 2018 guidance of sales in the range of $82 - $84 million and EPS in the range of $0.63 - $0.68. While gross profit was strong in the first half of 2018, we expect that the second half of the year to be more comparable to last year’s margins. For our effective tax rate, we initially projected 21%, but expect that it may be closer to 24-25%, after adding state income taxes and the global foreign income tax.”
Conference Call Information
A conference call will be conducted by senior management at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 3, 2018 and will be accessible to the public by calling 877-312-5524 or 253-237-1144. Callers should dial in approximately 5 minutes before the call begins. A conference call replay will be available through 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 8, 2018 and can be accessed by calling 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406. For both, reference conference ID number 1265749 and Web Pin 0213. This call will be webcast and can be accessed at the company’s web site at www.tandyleather.com.
Tandy Leather Factory, Inc., (http://www.tandyleather.com), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments for belts, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. The Company distributes its products through its 117 North American stores located in 42 US states and 7 Canadian provinces, and four International stores located in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain. Its common stock trades on the Nasdaq with the symbol "TLF". To be included on Tandy Leather Factory’s email distribution list, go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=1625&to=ea&s=0.
|Contact:||Tina Castillo, Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.||(817) 872-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Gilbert, Magellan Fin, LLC||(317) 867-2839 or MGilbert@MagellanFin.com|
This news release may contain statements regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results that are considered “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results and events may differ from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: changes in general economic conditions, negative trends in general consumer-spending levels, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of opening retail stores; availability of hides and leathers and resultant price fluctuations; change in customer preferences for our product, and other factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Selected financial data:
|Quarter Ended 6/30/18||Quarter Ended 6/30/17|
|Six Months Ended 6/30/18||Six Months Ended 6/30/17|
|North America||Quarter Ended 6/30/18||Quarter Ended 6/30/17|
|Total Sales – North America||115||$18,276,885||115||$18,427,425|
|North America||Six Months Ended 6/30/18||Six Months Ended 6/30/17|
|Total Sales – North America||115||$37,594,145||115||$37,659,139|
International – there were no new stores or closed stores for the three and six-months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, so total sales are equal to same store sales.
|TANDY LEATHER FACTORY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Accounts receivable-trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts|
|of $9,911 and $22,642 in 2018 and 2017, respectively||496,255||461,212|
|Prepaid income taxes||233,002||41,307|
|Other current assets||75,459||189,029|
|Total current assets||59,155,257||57,813,150|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost||27,551,811||27,218,481|
|Less accumulated depreciation and amortization||(12,552,648)||(11,750,639)|
|DEFERRED INCOME TAXES||269,512||271,738|
|OTHER INTANGIBLES, net of accumulated amortization of|
|$712,000 and $710,000 in 2018 and 2017, respectively||18,083||19,222|
|$ 75,785,223||$ 74,914,596|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||3,863,282||4,953,477|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||1,740,556||614,311|
|Total current liabilities||6,827,360||6,981,238|
|DEFERRED INCOME TAXES||1,474,675||1,636,958|
|LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities||6,614,112||6,757,419|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock, $0.10 par value; 20,000,000 shares|
|authorized, none issued or outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.0024 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized;|
|11,330,340 and 11,313,692 shares issued at 2018 and 2017, respectively,|
|9,154,215 and 9,270,862 shares outstanding at 2018 and 2017, respectively||27,193||27,153|
|Treasury stock at cost (2,176,125 and 2,042,830 shares at 2018 and 2017, respectively)||(11,273,770)||(10,278,584)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||(1,234,910)||(962,103)|
|Total stockholders' equity||60,869,076||59,538,981|
|$ 75,785,223||$ 74,914,596|
|TANDY LEATHER FACTORY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,|
|THREE MONTHS||SIX MONTHS|
|COST OF SALES||6,059,325||6,385,236||13,505,281||14,249,036|
|INCOME FROM OPERATIONS||1,981,481||1,655,437||3,750,442||3,392,928|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):|
|Total other income (expense)||(31,441)||(36,668)||(57,211)||(70,361)|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||1,950,040||1,618,769||3,693,231||3,322,567|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||509,948||591,037||979,520||1,063,570|
|NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:|
|Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding:|
|TANDY LEATHER FACTORY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||878,955||929,408|
|Loss on disposal or abandonment of assets||4,556||515|
|Non-cash stock-based compensation||52,688||171,160|
|Deferred income taxes||(96,057)||(147,345)|
|Foreign currency translation||(268,321)||627,609|
|Net changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable-trade, net||(35,043)||63,667|
|Other current assets||113,570||(256)|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||(1,258,506)||(1,465,374)|
|Income taxes payable||(255,695)||508,900|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||1,049,061||(1,210,411 )|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(421,861)||(1,004,906)|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||7,028||100|
|Increase in other assets||(3,910)||(29,121)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(418,743 )||(1,033,927 )|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from notes payable and long term debt||982,938||-|
|Repurchase of common stock (treasury stock)||(995,186)||-|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options||-||223,404|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(12,248 )||223,404|
|NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH||618,070||(2,020,934)|
|CASH, beginning of period||18,337,258||16,862,304|
|CASH, end of period||$18,955,328||$14,841,370|
|SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:|
|Interest paid during the period||$142,824||$90,024|
|Income tax paid during the period, net of (refunds)||$1,331,272||$554,670|