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VOXX International Corporation Reports its Fiscal 2025 First Quarter Financial Results

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Net sales declined by 18.1%, gross margins improved by 310 basis points, operating expenses declined by 16.6%; Adjusted EBITDA Loss of $2.9 million improved by $2.1 million year-over-year amidst restructuring program to streamline sales, lower costs and working capital needs and return the Company to profitability

ORLANDO, Fla., July 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and consumer technologies for the global markets, today announced its financial results for its Fiscal 2025 first quarter ended May 31, 2024.

Commenting on the Company’s first quarter results, Pat Lavelle, Chief Executive Officer stated, “During the first quarter, we took aggressive steps to improve gross margins and lower both our operating expenses and working capital needs. While our sales were down for the comparable periods, gross margins improved in our Automotive and Consumer segments, and we reduced year-over-year expenses by over 16%. The retail environment remains challenging, interest rates are high, and inflation is still a major concern. With market pressures expected to continue, we have instituted various restructuring programs to right size our business. We are equally focused on reducing our debt and freeing up capital to re-invest in VOXX. With the changes made and upcoming, we expect to return to profitability this year.”

Fiscal 2025 and Fiscal 2024 First Quarter Comparisons
On March 1, 2024, the Company’s majority owned subsidiary, EyeLock LLC, contributed assets, including inventory and intangible assets, to a newly formed joint venture, BioCenturion LLC, that will operate the Biometrics business moving forward. For the three months ended May 31, 2024, the Company accounted for its investment in BioCenturion as an equity method investment within our Biometrics segment (see Note 12 in the Company’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission).

Net sales in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter ended May 31, 2024, were $91.7 million as compared to $111.9 million in the Fiscal 2024 first quarter ended May 31, 2023, a decrease of $20.3 million or 18.1%.

Automotive Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter were $27.7 million as compared to $38.4 million in the comparable year-ago period, a decrease of $10.7 million or 27.9%. For the same comparable periods, OEM product sales were $12.8 million as compared to $20.3 million, primarily due to a decline in sales of OEM rear seat entertainment (“RSE”) products, partially offset by an increase in sales of OEM remote start products. RSE sales were lower for the comparable periods primarily due to temporary halts in customer programs and volume reductions, as well as the termination of a customer program that was in place in the prior year. Aftermarket product sales were $14.8 million as compared to $18.1 million due primarily to lower aftermarket security, rear seat entertainment, and satellite radio products, among others.Consumer Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter were $63.9 million as compared to $73.3 million in the comparable year-ago period, a decrease of $9.4 million or 12.8%. For the same comparable periods, premium audio product sales were $48.4 million as compared to $47.6 million, driven by higher sales domestically and driven by the successful launch of new products during the current Fiscal year period. This growth was partially offset by lower sales of premium audio products in Europe and Asia. Other consumer electronics (“CE”) product sales were $15.5 million as compared to $25.7 million, primarily related to lower sales of domestic wireless accessory speakers as a large customer program did not repeat, as well as lower sales of the Company’s balcony solar power products.

The gross margin in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter was 27.7% as compared to 24.6% in the Fiscal 2024 first quarter, an improvement of 310 basis points as margins improved across all business segments. When comparing the Fiscal 2025 and Fiscal 2024 first quarters, the Company reported:

Automotive Electronics segment gross margin of 23.2% as compared to 21.0%, an increase of 220 basis points with the year-over-year improvement primarily driven by the Company’s OEM manufacturing transition from Florida to Mexico, as well as improvements related to product mix.Consumer Electronics segment gross margin of 29.6% as compared to 25.5%, an increase of 410 basis points. The year-over-year improvement was primarily driven by the launch of new products both domestically and internationally and fewer close-out promotion sales, with other offsetting factors.

Total operating expenses in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter were $32.5 million as compared to $39.0 million in the comparable Fiscal 2024 period, a decline of $6.5 million or 16.6%. The year-over-year improvement was driven primarily by restructuring programs and other initiatives designed to lower costs and working capital needs. When comparing the Fiscal 2025 and Fiscal 2024 first quarters, the Company reported:

Selling expenses of $9.6 million as compared to $11.2 million. The year-over-year improvement of $1.6 million or 14.1% was primarily driven by lower website and trade show expenses, as well as lower headcount related expenses.General and administrative (“G&A”) expenses of $16.5 million as compared to $19.4 million. The year-over-year improvement of $3.0 million or 15.3% was primarily driven by lower headcount related expenses, and a decline in legal, professional and third-party service fees, among other factors.Engineering and technical support expenses of $6.2 million as compared to $8.3 million. The year-over-year improvement of $2.1 million or 25.1% was primarily due to a decline in labor expense due to lower headcount, as well as lower research and development expenses.The Company incurred approximately $0.2 million of restructuring costs as compared to $0.1 million, with costs in both periods related to the relocation of certain OEM production operations to Mexico.

The Company reported an operating loss of $7.1 million in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter as compared to an operating loss of $11.4 million in the comparable year-ago period.

Total other expense, net, in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter increased by $2.0 million over the comparable Fiscal 2024 period. Interest and bank charges increased by $0.6 million principally due to higher borrowings on the Company’s Domestic Credit Facility, as well as an increase in interest rates, and equity in income of equity investees declined by $1.3 million, principally due to lower net income at ASA as well as due to losses incurred by BioCenturion, which was not present in the prior year period. Additionally, the Company incurred a loss of $0.4 million related to the contribution of assets to the BioCenturion joint venture, representing the difference between the book value of the assets contributed and their fair values on March 1, 2024. Lastly, other net increased by $0.8 million, primarily as a result of losses in foreign currency.

Net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter was $9.3 million as compared to a net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $10.7 million in the comparable Fiscal 2024 period. The Company reported a basic and diluted loss per common share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.40 in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter as compared to a basic and diluted loss per common share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.45, in the comparable Fiscal 2024 period.

The Company reported an Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) loss in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter of $5.2 million as compared to an EBITDA loss in the comparable Fiscal 2024 first quarter of $7.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA in the Fiscal 2025 first quarter was a loss of $2.9 million as compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $4.9 million in the comparable Fiscal 2024 period.

Balance Sheet Update
As of May 31, 2024, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $4.2 million as compared to $11.0 million as of February 29, 2024. Total debt as of May 31, 2024 was $68.6 million as compared to $73.3 million as of February 29, 2024. The decline in total debt is primarily related to a $4.4 million reduction in outstanding debt on the Company’s Domestic Credit Facility as well as lower debt associated with the Company’s Florida mortgage and shareholder loan payable to Sharp Corporation. Total long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs as of May 31, 2024 was $63.7 million as compared to $71.9 million as of February 29, 2024, an improvement of $8.2 million.

Conference Call Information
The Company will be hosting its conference call and webcast on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

To attend the webcast: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/kzsk98zvTo access by phone: https://register.vevent.com/register/BI7eae05a5e3b74b5b8b78a3235500c167

Participants are requested to register a day in advance or at a minimum 15 minutes before the start of the call. Those wishing to ask questions following management’s remarks should use the dial-in numbers provided.

A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the call and archived under “Events and Presentations” in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.voxxintl.com/events-and-presentations

Non-GAAP Measures
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not financial measures recognized by GAAP. EBITDA represents net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries, computed in accordance with GAAP, before interest expense and bank charges, taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, gains on the sale of certain assets, loss on contribution of assets to a joint venture, foreign currency losses, restructuring expenses, certain non-routine legal fees, and awards. Depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, loss on contribution of assets to a joint venture, and foreign currency losses are non-cash items.

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in this release because we consider them to be useful and appropriate supplemental measures of our performance. Adjusted EBITDA helps us to evaluate our performance without the effects of certain GAAP calculations that may not have a direct cash impact on our current operating performance. In addition, the exclusion of certain costs or gains relating to certain events allows for a more meaningful comparison of our results from period-to-period. These non-GAAP measures, as we define them, are not necessarily comparable to similarly entitled measures of other companies and may not be an appropriate measure for performance relative to other companies. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be assessed in isolation from, are not intended to represent, and should not be considered to be more meaningful measures than, or alternatives to, measures of operating performance as determined in accordance with GAAP.

About VOXX International Corporation
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in the Automotive Electronics and Consumer Electronics industries. Over the past several decades, with a portfolio of approximately 35 trusted brands, VOXX has built market-leading positions in in-vehicle entertainment, automotive security, reception products, a number of premium audio market segments, and more. VOXX is a global company, with an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxintl.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements and thus may involve certain risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on currently available information and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. The factors include, but are not limited to the risk factors described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 29, 2024, and other filings made by the Company from time to time with the SEC, as such descriptions may be updated or amended in any future reports we file with the SEC. The factors described in such SEC filings include, without limitation: impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply shortages and logistics costs and delays; global economic trends; cybersecurity risks; risks that may result from changes in the Company’s business operations; operational execution by our businesses; changes in law, regulation or policy that may affect our businesses; our ability to increase margins through implementation of operational improvements, restructuring and other cost reduction methods; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the automotive electronics, consumer electronics and biometrics businesses; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions; foreign currency fluctuations; and restrictive debt covenants. Many of the foregoing risks and uncertainties are, and will be, exacerbated by the War in the Ukraine and any worsening of the global business and economic environment as a result. 

Investor Relations Contact:                                                        
Glenn Wiener, GW Communications (for VOXX)                              
Email: gwiener@GWCco.com

 

VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

May 31,
2024

February 29,
2024

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

4,160

$

10,986

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,758 and $3,041 at May 31, 2024 and February 29, 2024, respectively

64,787

71,066

Inventory

116,230

128,471

Receivables from vendors

1,190

1,192

Due from GalvanEyes LLC, current

1,238

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

16,759

20,820

Income tax receivable

4,273

2,095

Total current assets

207,399

235,868

Investment securities

761

828

Equity investments

23,762

21,380

Property, plant and equipment, net

44,420

45,070

Operating lease, right of use assets

3,053

2,577

Goodwill

63,283

63,931

Intangible assets, net

65,265

68,766

Due from GalvanEyes LLC, less current portion

1,340

Deferred income tax assets

1,461

1,452

Other assets

2,798

2,794

Total assets

$

412,202

$

444,006

Liabilities, Redeemable Equity, Redeemable Non-Controlling Interest, and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

25,895

$

35,076

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

36,601

38,238

Income taxes payable

834

1,123

Accrued sales incentives

15,160

18,236

Contract liabilities, current

3,574

3,810

Current portion of long-term debt

4,162

500

Total current liabilities

86,226

96,983

Long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

63,684

71,881

Finance lease liabilities, less current portion

559

644

Operating lease liabilities, less current portion

2,127

1,884

Deferred compensation

761

828

Deferred income tax liabilities

2,604

2,690

Other tax liabilities

706

809

Prepaid ownership interest in EyeLock LLC due to GalvanEyes LLC

9,817

Other long-term liabilities

2,147

2,170

Total liabilities

158,814

187,706

Commitments and contingencies

Redeemable equity: Class A, $.01 par value; 577,581 shares at both May 31, 2024 and February 29, 2024 (Note 8)

4,110

4,110

Redeemable non-controlling interest

(3,158)

(3,203)

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock:

No shares issued or outstanding

Common stock:

Class A, $.01 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized, 23,990,603 and 23,985,603 shares issued and 19,639,420 and 19,698,562 shares outstanding at May 31, 2024 and February 29, 2024, respectively

240

240

Class B Convertible, $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 2,260,954 shares issued and outstanding at both May 31, 2024 and February 29, 2024

22

22

Paid-in capital

296,044

293,272

Retained earnings

49,003

58,272

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(16,784)

(17,366)

Less: Treasury stock, at cost, 4,351,183 and 4,287,041 shares of Class A Common Stock at May 31, 2024 and February 29, 2024, respectively

(39,821)

(39,573)

Total VOXX International Corporation stockholders’ equity

288,704

294,867

Non-controlling interest

(36,268)

(39,474)

Total stockholders’ equity

252,436

255,393

Total liabilities, redeemable equity, redeemable non-controlling interest, and stockholders’ equity

$

412,202

$

444,006

 

VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Three months ended
May 31,

2024

2023

Net sales

$

91,661

$

111,926

Cost of sales

66,252

84,346

Gross profit

25,409

27,580

Operating expenses:

Selling

9,590

11,166

General and administrative

16,457

19,427

Engineering and technical support

6,244

8,337

Restructuring expenses

231

59

Total operating expenses

32,522

38,989

Operating loss

(7,113)

(11,409)

Other (expense) income:

Interest and bank charges

(2,138)

(1,546)

Equity in income of equity investees

351

1,616

Final arbitration award

(986)

Other, net

(1,871)

(701)

Total other expense, net

(3,658)

(1,617)

Loss before income taxes

(10,771)

(13,026)

Income tax benefit

(594)

(1,321)

Net loss

(10,177)

(11,705)

Less: net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

(908)

(967)

Net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

$

(9,269)

$

(10,738)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Foreign currency translation adjustments

595

238

Derivatives designated for hedging

(13)

(60)

Pension plan adjustments

(1)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

582

177

Comprehensive loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

$

(8,687)

$

(10,561)

Loss per share – basic: Attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

$

(0.40)

$

(0.45)

Loss per share – diluted: Attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

$

(0.40)

$

(0.45)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (basic)

23,139,876

23,795,718

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (diluted)

23,139,876

23,795,718

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Loss Attributable to 

VOXX International Corporation to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Three months ended
May 31,

2024

2023

Net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries

$

(9,269)

$

(10,738)

Adjustments:

Interest expense and bank charges (1)

1,923

1,346

Depreciation and amortization (1)

2,728

3,101

Income tax benefit

(594)

(1,321)

EBITDA

(5,212)

(7,612)

Stock-based compensation

146

258

Gain on sale of tradename

(450)

Loss on contribution of assets to joint venture (1)

252

Foreign currency losses (1)

1,849

962

Restructuring expenses

231

59

Non-routine legal fees

(123)

853

Final arbitration award

986

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(2,857)

$

(4,944)

(1)

For purposes of calculating Adjusted EBITDA for the Company, interest expense and bank charges, depreciation and amortization, losses on the contribution of assets to a joint venture, as well as foreign currency losses have been adjusted in order to exclude the non-controlling interest portion of these expenses attributable to EyeLock LLC and Onkyo Technology KK, as appropriate.

 

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Youth Power: Foreign Youth Embrace China’s Economic Prospects

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BEIJING, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In the latest episode of China Daily’s Youth Power, which aired on June 30, Jan Kerekes, a Canadian who has lived in South China’s Hainan province for six years, shared what led him to settle down here.

Hainan is really opening up. The whole world comes here, and you see the opportunities right in front of you,” Kerekes said. “It is a place where you can pursue your dreams.”

Now a teacher at Hainan University, Andreev Aleksei, a 30-year-old Russian, found Kerekes’s story particularly resonant.

“When I went back to my country, I missed the island so much that I had to come back,” Aleksei said. “Hainan not only hosts the Boao Forum for Asia but it is also the best place for windsurfing and parachuting.”

To encourage international talent to come, Hainan has introduced 16 measures to streamline living and working conditions for foreigners.

For example, Aleksei mentioned that Hainan offers numerous benefits and advantageous policies to assist global talents in establishing businesses in the region.

“[The application process] takes just three days, and it can be completed entirely online, even for foreigners,” he said.

The young guests visited the Haikou Municipal Government Service Center to learn more about these measures. There, they met people from around the world with different needs — whether for visas, education, or business.

“I think it’s a testament to the inclusivity of the entire province,” said Jood Ghazwan Sharaf, a 27-year-old Bulgarian student at Tsinghua University.

Dylan Walker, 27, from the United States, was impressed by the efficiency of the “one window for all” system.

“It’s like a one-stop service,” he said. “You don’t have to run all over the place.”

In addition to aiding tourists and residents in their daily lives and business activities, Hainan has made significant economic progress.

One notable example is the Yangpu Economic Development Zone, which has evolved from a small port into Hainan’s largest international port.

In the zone, the young guests explored the Yangpu Offshore Wind Power Industrial Park, where they discovered Hainan’s commitment to developing its marine economy and striving for a harmonious coexistence with the ocean.

According to Lin Qingsong, the park’s general manager, while Hainan’s wind power utilization is still in its early stages, this project stands out as a pioneering model for future large-scale offshore wind power initiatives.

“We can see that China is not an economy that goes within itself. It goes outward to benefit the rest of humanity,” Sharaf said, impressed by China’s innovative economic experiments.

As a global resident of Hainan, Aleksei believes that this island is not only a dynamic free trade model but also a natural paradise that strikes a balance between work and leisure.

“This is quite a unique place in China,” Aleksei said. “No matter what purpose brings you here, whether it’s tourism, starting a business, or work, just come here, and you will fall in love with it.”

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KOCHI, India, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Unimoni, a leading provider of international money transfer services, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program. This year, the program offers a staggering ₹12 lakhs in scholarships and prizes, empowering ambitious Indian students to pursue their educational dreams abroad.

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Building on last year’s initiative’s resounding achievements, which supported numerous talented students in pursuing overseas education dreams, Unimoni aims to elevate its impact further in 2024. The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program launched with increased prize offerings, expanded eligibility criteria, and enhanced participant engagement initiatives planned. The company is poised to attract an even broader pool of exceptional candidates.

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QINGDAO, China, July 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — During the EURO 2024 tournament, the global home appliance and consumer electronics brand Hisense and the UEFA Foundation jointly launched “Faith In Young Champions,” a public welfare initiative. Innovative robots powered by Hisense enabled hospitalized children from 22 countries to virtually connect with 23 EURO 2024 matches, fulfilling their dreams of attending the event despite physical limitations.

During these periods, children can employ the robot to gain entry into exclusive areas, such as the warm-up zone, locker room or VIP section, directing interaction with their beloved players or teams, so that every football-loving soul can express the purest passion of live football in this way.

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Engaging in charitable endeavors and fulfilling corporate social responsibility has long been a cornerstone of Hisense’s corporate culture. The company has proactively allocated resources towards public welfare initiatives with the concept of helping everyone enjoy every moment of life with user-centric technology.

Thanks to its global presence in the diversity industries, Hisense is empowered to take on a broad range of social responsibilities to enhance healthcare and education standards worldwide. Hisense exports ultrasound and other equipment to over 20 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Africa, and Europe to meet a diverse range of those in needs. Hisense’s commercial display products have also gained market traction in over 40 countries, including Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

For many years, Hisense has actively participated in public welfare activities initiated by world-class sports events. The collaboration this time is a spiritual inspiration to upgrade the CSR campaign from product sponsorship to beyond time and space.

Looking ahead, Hisense and UEFA Foundation will keep working to advance their philanthropic efforts and provide greater benefits to various regions around the world by leveraging their respective resources. 

About Hisense
Hisense is a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand. Hisense’s business covers multimedia products (with a focus on Smart TVs), home appliances, and IT intelligent information. Hisense ranked No. 2 globally for TV shipments and No. 1 in 100″ TVs in both 2023 and Q1 2024, and now operates in more than 160 countries.

 

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