PC Connection, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
MERRIMACK, N.H., Apr 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PC Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCCC), a leading direct marketer of information technology (IT) products and services, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Net sales for the three months ended March 31, 2009 decreased by $97.5 million, or 23.0%, to $326.2 million from $423.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. Net loss for the quarter was $1.6 million, or $.06 per share, compared to net income of $4.8 million, or $.18 per share, for the corresponding prior year period.
The quarter ended March 31, 2009 included $0.9 million of special charges related to workforce reduction and management restructuring that increased our net loss and loss per share. Had these charges not been incurred, pro forma net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 would have been $1.0 million, or $.04 per share, compared to net income of $4.8 million, or $.18 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. The Company did not record any special charges for the first quarter of 2008. A reconciliation between net loss on a GAAP basis and pro forma net loss is provided in a table below immediately following the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Quarterly Sales by Business Segment:
Quarterly Sales by Product Mix:
Gross profit dollars decreased by $11.1 million, or 21.1%, in the first quarter of 2009 from the corresponding period a year ago due to lower revenues. Gross profit margin, as a percentage of net sales, improved year over year by 31 basis-points to 12.8% in the first quarter of 2009. Lower invoice margins in the first quarter of 2009 were offset by increased vendor consideration, improved freight margins, and increased agency fee revenues which are recorded on a net basis.
Overall annualized sales productivity decreased by 21% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the first quarter of 2008. Sales productivity in the Company's Large Account segment decreased by 16% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the prior year period. Sales productivity in its Public Sector segment decreased by 27% year over year due to decreased federal government sales, as well as increased 2009 headcount added late in the fourth quarter of 2008. For its SMB segment, productivity declined by 21% year over year. On a consolidated basis, the total number of sales representatives was 629 at March 31, 2009, compared to 689 at March 31, 2008 and 712 at December 31, 2008. The Company reduced headcount of both sales representatives and sales support given the significant decline in revenues experienced in the past quarter.
Total selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter decreased year over year by $2.1 million, or 4.6%, but increased as a percentage of net sales to 13.3% for the first quarter of 2009 from 10.7% for the first quarter of 2008. The year-over-year dollar decrease was primarily attributable to the lower variable compensation associated with decreased gross profits.
"During the quarter, the overall economy and correspondingly our revenues, declined at a faster pace than anticipated." said Patricia Gallup, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As previously announced, we took corrective actions in mid-March to align our expense levels with lower sales volumes. Should we continue to see a decline in demand, we are committed to making further cost reductions as needed." Gallup concluded, "Our balance sheet is strong as evidenced by our record $68 million of cash and absence of bank debt. We believe we are well-positioned to increase market share during this downturn and to grow our business as the economic climate improves."
About PC Connection, Inc.
PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, has three sales subsidiaries: PC Connection Sales Corporation, MoreDirect, Inc., and GovConnection, Inc., headquartered in Merrimack, NH, Boca Raton, FL, and Rockville, MD, respectively. All three companies can deliver custom-configured computer systems overnight. Investors and media can find more information about PC Connection, Inc. at http://ir.pcconnection.com.
PC Connection Sales Corporation (1-800-800-5555), the original business of PC Connection, Inc. serving the small- and medium-sized business sector (SMB), is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services. It offers more than 150,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained sales account managers and catalog telesales representatives, catalogs, and publications, and its website at www.pcconnection.com. The subsidiary serves the Apple/Macintosh community through its MacConnection division (1-800-800-2222), which also publishes specialized catalogs and is online at www.macconnection.com.
MoreDirect, Inc. (561-237-3300), www.moredirect.com, provides corporate technology buyers with a comprehensive web-based e-procurement solution and in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, serving as a one-stop source by aggregating more than 300,000 products from the inventories of leading IT wholesale distributors and manufacturers. MoreDirect's TRAXX(TM) system is a seamless end-to-end interface that empowers clients to electronically source, evaluate, compare prices, and track related technology product purchases in real-time.
GovConnection, Inc. (1-800-800-0019) is a provider of IT products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, catalogs, and publications, and online at www.govconnection.com.
"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of changes in market demand and the overall level of economic activity and environment, or in the level of business investment in information technology products, competitive products and pricing, product availability and market acceptance, new products, fluctuations in operating results, and the ability of the Company to manage personnel levels in response to fluctuations in revenue, and other risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from these detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2008. More specifically, the statements in this release concerning the Company's outlook for 2009 and other statements of a non-historical basis (including statements regarding the Company's ability to grow revenues, increase market share, and make further cost reductions as needed) are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include the ability to realize market demand for and competitive pricing pressures on the products and services marketed by the Company, the continued acceptance of the Company's distribution channel by vendors and customers, continuation of key vendor and customer relationships and support programs, and the ability of the Company to hire and retain qualified sales representatives and other essential personnel. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of any new information, future events, or otherwise.
CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
|At or for the Three Months Ended March 31,||2009||2008|
|(Dollars and shares in thousands, except operating data, price/earnings ratio, and per share data)||% of||% of||%|
|Net Sales||Net Sales||Change|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$||(0.06||)||$||.18||(133||%)|
|Gross profit margin||12.8||%||12.4||%|
|Return on equity (1)||(2.8||)||8.5|
|Orders entered (2)||332,700||377,500||(12||%)|
|Average order size (2)||$||1,174||$||1,267||(7||%)|
|Inventory turns (1)||20||21|
|Days sales outstanding||46||44|
|Notebooks & PDAs||$||47,625||15||%||$||64,101||15||%||(26||%)|
|Video, Imaging & Sound||44,321||14||62,291||15||(29||%)|
|Printers & Printer Supplies||30,258||9||40,839||10||(26||%)|
|Memory & System Enhancements||11,310||3||15,094||4||(25||%)|
|Net Sales of Enterprise Server and Networking Products (included in the above Product Mix):|
|Stock Performance Indicators:|
|Actual shares outstanding||26,793||26,803|
|Total book value per share||$||8.73||$||8.52|
|Tangible book value per share||$||6.86||$||6.29|
|Trailing price/earnings ratio (3)||25||9|
|(2) Does not reflect cancellations or returns|
|(3) Earnings is based on the last four quarters|
|SELECTED SEGMENT INFORMATION|
|For the Three Months Ended March 31,||2009||2008|
|(Dollars in thousands)||Sales||Margin (%)||Sales||Margin (%)|
|PC Connection Sales Corporation (SMB)||$||172,368||14.4||%||$||240,149||13.9||%|
|MoreDirect (Large Account)||90,723||10.7||117,208||10.8|
|GovConnection (Public Sector)||63,130||11.1||66,367||10.2|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Three Months Ended March 31,||2009||2008|
|(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)||Amount||% of Net Sales||Amount||% of Net Sales|
|Cost of sales||284,610||87.2||370,980||87.6|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||43,289||13.3||45,393||10.7|
|Income (loss) from operations||(2,569||)||(0.8||)||7,351||1.7|
|Income tax (provision) credit||885||0.3||(2,574||)||(0.6||)|
|Net income (loss)||$||(1,619||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
|Earnings (loss) per common share:|
A RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GAAP AND PRO FORMA NET INCOME (LOSS)
This information is being provided so as to allow for a comparison of our operating results without special charges.
|Three Months Ended|
|(Amounts in thousands)||2009||2008|
|GAAP net income (loss)|
|Special charges (after tax):|
|Pro forma net income (loss)|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS||March 31,||December 31,|
|(Amounts in thousands)||2009||2008|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||67,916||$||47,003|
|Accounts receivable, net||140,396||185,885|
|Deferred income taxes||4,096||4,244|
|Income taxes receivable||4,530||1,448|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||3,698||3,626|
|Total current assets||277,466||303,019|
|Property and equipment, net||25,124||24,483|
|Other intangibles, net||1,952||2,220|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Current maturities of capital lease obligation to affiliate||$||718||$||699|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||18,051||19,993|
|Total current liabilities||104,467||128,812|
|Capital lease obligation to affiliate, less current maturities||3,423||3,610|
|Deferred income taxes||7,130||6,183|
|Additional paid-in capital||96,297||95,997|
|Treasury stock at cost||(3,388||)||(3,282||)|
|Total Stockholders' Equity||233,899||235,324|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$||352,992||$||378,167|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Three months ended March 31, 2009 (Amounts in thousands)|
|Balance - December 31, 2008||27,326||$||273||$||95,997||$||142,336||(492||)|
|Stock compensation expense||-||-||300||-||-||-||300|
|Repurchase of common stock for Treasury||-||-||-||-||(36||)||(106||)||(106||)|
|Balance - March 31, 2009||27,326||$||273||$||96,297||$||140,717||(528||)|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Three Months Ended March 31, (Amounts in thousands)||2009||2008|
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities:|
|Net income (loss)||$||(1,619||)||$||4,774|
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
|Depreciation and amortization||1,810||1,670|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||857||399|
|Deferred income taxes||1,095||1,425|
|Stock compensation expense||300||207|
|Income tax benefits from exercise of stock options||-||4|
|Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options||-||(1||)|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||(3,154||)||(1,078||)|
|Other non-current assets||(5||)||10|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||(1,655||)||(5,284||)|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||23,075||10,710|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(1,888||)||(2,926||)|
|Net cash used for investing activities||(1,888||)||(2,926||)|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities:|
|Proceeds from short-term borrowings||67||28,815|
|Repayment of short-term borrowings||(67||)||(28,815||)|
|Repayment of capital lease obligation||(168||)||(124||)|
|Purchase of treasury shares||(106||)||(939||)|
|Exercise of stock options||-||25|
|Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options||-||1|
|Net cash used for financing activities||(274||)||(1,037||)|
|Increase in cash and cash equivalents||20,913||6,747|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||47,003||13,741|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$||67,916||$||20,488|
SOURCE: PC Connection, Inc.
PC Connection, Inc.
Stephen Baldridge, 603-683-2322
Sr. Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
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