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-- Monthly Sequential Sales Increases Following Extremely Weak April --

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: MPAA) today reported results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter ended June 30, 2020 -- reflecting the impact of industry softness in April with subsequent month-over-month increases in sales for the quarter, and extending into July.

Net sales for the fiscal 2021 first quarter were $95.4 million compared with $109.1 million for the same period a year earlier.

Net loss for the fiscal 2021 first quarter was $3.0 million, or $0.16 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.2 million, or $0.33 per share, a year ago. Results for the fiscal 2021 first quarter were impacted by expenses of approximately $9.8 million consisting primarily of non-cash expenses totaling $3.7 million for revaluation of cores on customer’s shelves, core buy-back premium amortization, and share-based compensation, transition expenses of $3.6 million related to the expansion of the company’s footprint in Mexico, and COVID-related expenses of $2.3 million further explained below. These expenses were partially offset by $4.8 million of gains in connection with the re-measurement of the company’s Mexico lease liabilities and forward foreign exchange contracts due to the strengthening of the Mexican Peso, resulting in a net negative impact of $5.0 million on a pre-tax basis, or $0.20 per share on a tax-effected basis, as detailed in Exhibit 1.

The net loss for the prior-year period was impacted by items totaling approximately $10.1 million on a pre-tax basis, or $0.41 per share on a tax-effected basis, as detailed in Exhibit 1. As previously announced, the company has decided to eliminate its reporting of certain non-GAAP financial measures. For information about items that impacted the results for the fiscal first quarter, see Exhibits 1 through 3.

"Notwithstanding the sharp drop in demand in April due to the global pandemic, the rebound of demand for our products for the balance of the quarter was better than expected -- reflecting sequential gains in monthly sales, with June exceeding the prior year," said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts of America.

In addition to the extraordinary decline in April sales, he emphasized results for the fiscal first quarter were also impacted by increases for cost of goods sold and operating expenses related to safety and health initiatives associated with COVID-19 – including incremental costs for personal protection equipment (PPE), increased disinfecting procedures, extraordinary payroll expenses, special work bonuses and non-work payments to vulnerable personnel. These items impacted results for the quarter by approximately $2.3 million on a pre-tax basis, or $0.09 per share on a tax-effected basis. In addition, results for the first fiscal quarter were further impacted by higher costs of production due to lower production volumes.

Notwithstanding lower year-over year sales for the quarter, cash generated from operating activities was $22.4 million during the three months ended June 30, 2020.

Gross profit for the fiscal 2021 first quarter was $13.4 million compared with $17.6 million a year earlier. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the fiscal 2021 first quarter was 14.0 percent compared with 16.1 percent a year earlier.

Adjusted gross profit for the fiscal 2021 first quarter was $17.5 million compared with $22.6 million a year ago. Adjusted gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the three months was 18.4 percent compared with 20.7 percent a year earlier, as detailed in Exhibit 2.

Gross profit and adjusted gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the fiscal 2021 first quarter were further negatively impacted by 3.5 percent, comprised of COVID-19-related expenses impacting cost of goods sold of $1.8 million or 1.9 percent as described above, and 1.6 percent due to non-cash core buyback premium amortization and return accruals related to new business as detailed in Exhibit 2. Additionally, gross profit and adjusted gross profit for the fiscal 2021 first quarter were impacted by higher costs of production due to lower production volumes.

Gross profit and adjusted gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the prior-year period were also impacted by several items as detailed in Exhibit 2, totaling 2.5 percent.

FISCAL 2021 OUTLOOK

After record sales and a strong end to fiscal 2020, April brought a sharp decrease in demand, as home sheltering took effect across the country. As previously reported, the company implemented a variety of safety and cost-savings initiatives commencing in March to proactively address the crisis without compromising its position when demand resumed.

"Despite strong sales activity in June and July, and favorable industry reports indicating that sales of hard parts are gaining momentum, the company believes it is still not prudent to provide annual sales and gross margin guidance for fiscal 2021.

"As I stated in our fiscal year-end release, our industry is resilient, and we are continuing to execute our strategic plans for growth and profitability. We are guardedly optimistic about the near- and long-term opportunities as an essential supplier in the $125 billion hard parts industry and look forward to a recovery from this global crisis," Joffe said.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

This press release includes the following non-GAAP measures - adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin and EBITDA, which are not measures of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as alternatives to gross profit, gross profit margin or net loss as a measure of financial performance. The company believes these non-GAAP measures, when considered together with the corresponding GAAP measures, provide useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to the company’s results of operations. However, these non-GAAP measures have significant limitations in that they do not reflect all the costs and other items associated with the operation of the company’s business as determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the company’s non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently and are therefore not comparable to similar measures by other companies. Therefore, investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin and EBITDA to their corresponding GAAP measures, see the financial tables included in this press release. Also, refer to our Form 8-K to which this release is attached, and other filings we make with the SEC, for further information regarding these measures.

Teleconference and Web Cast

Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and David Lee, chief financial officer, will host an investor conference call today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time to discuss the company’s financial results and operations.

The call will be open to all interested investors either through a live audio Web broadcast at www.motorcarparts.com or live by calling (833)-968-1924 (domestic) or (825)-312-2355 (international). For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived on Motorcar Parts of America’s website www.motorcarparts.com. A telephone playback of the conference call will also be available from approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 10, 2020 through 8:59 p.m. Pacific time on August 17, 2020 by calling (800)-585-8367 (domestic) or (416)-621-4642 (international) and using access code: 4547117.

About Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. is a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts -- including alternators, starters, wheel bearing and hub assemblies, brake calipers, brake master cylinders, brake power boosters, rotors, brake pads and turbochargers utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty applications. In addition, the company designs and manufactures test solutions for performance, endurance and production testing of electric motors, inverters, alternators, starters, and belt starter generators for the OE, aerospace, and aftermarket. Motorcar Parts of America’s products are sold to automotive retail outlets and the professional repair market throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with facilities located in California, New York, Mexico, Malaysia, China and India, and administrative offices located in California, Tennessee, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada. Additional information is available at www.motorcarparts.com.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on the company’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the company) and are subject to change based upon various factors. Reference is also made to the Risk Factors set forth in the company’s Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in June 2020 and in its Forms 10-Q filed with the SEC for additional risks and uncertainties facing the company. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2020

2019

Net sales

$ 95,356,000

$ 109,148,000

Cost of goods sold

81,969,000

91,565,000

Gross profit

13,387,000

17,583,000

Operating expenses:

General and administrative

6,870,000

12,000,000

Sales and marketing

4,200,000

4,919,000

Research and development

1,942,000

2,372,000

Total operating expenses

13,012,000

19,291,000

Operating income (loss)

375,000

(1,708,000

)

Interest expense, net

4,409,000

6,173,000

Loss before income tax benefit

(4,034,000

)

(7,881,000

)

Income tax benefit

(1,022,000

)

(1,730,000

)

Net loss

$ (3,012,000

)

$ (6,151,000

)

Basic net loss per share

$ (0.16

)

$ (0.33

)

Diluted net loss per share

$ (0.16

)

$ (0.33

)

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

Basic

18,976,178

18,822,178

Diluted

18,976,178

18,822,178

MOTORCAR PARTS OF AMERICA, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2020

March 31, 2020

ASSETS

(Unaudited)

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 27,464,000

$ 49,616,000

Short-term investments

1,061,000

850,000

Accounts receivable — net

66,138,000

91,748,000

Inventory

241,253,000

234,680,000

Contract assets

30,024,000

20,332,000

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

14,658,000

11,890,000

Total current assets

380,598,000

409,116,000

Plant and equipment — net

46,311,000

44,957,000

Operating lease assets

68,729,000

53,029,000

Long-term deferred income taxes

18,578,000

18,950,000

Long-term contract assets

234,735,000

239,540,000

Goodwill and intangible assets — net

9,373,000

9,598,000

Other assets

1,676,000

1,839,000

TOTAL ASSETS

$ 760,000,000

$ 777,029,000

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$ 101,901,000

$ 95,083,000

Customer finished goods returns accrual

27,595,000

25,326,000

Contract liabilities

34,718,000

27,911,000

Revolving loan

112,000,000

152,000,000

Other current liabilities

7,047,000

9,390,000

Operating lease liabilities

6,249,000

5,104,000

Current portion of term loan

3,678,000

3,678,000

Total current liabilities

293,188,000

318,492,000

Term loan, less current portion

19,543,000

20,462,000

Long-term contract liabilities

90,125,000

92,101,000

Long-term deferred income taxes

73,000

79,000

Long-term operating lease liabilities

74,426,000

61,425,000

Other liabilities

10,544,000

8,950,000

Total liabilities

487,899,000

501,509,000

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity:

Preferred stock; par value $.01 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

-

-

Series A junior participating preferred stock; par value $.01 per share,

20,000 shares authorized; none issued

-

-

Common stock; par value $.01 per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized;

19,002,333 and 18,969,380 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 and

March 31, 2020, respectively

190,000

190,000

Additional paid-in capital

219,437,000

218,581,000

Retained earnings

61,105,000

64,117,000

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(8,631,000

)

(7,368,000

)

Total shareholders' equity

272,101,000

275,520,000

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$ 760,000,000

$ 777,029,000

Additional Information and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the company has included the following additional information and non-GAAP financial measures for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. Among other things, the company uses such additional information and non-GAAP adjusted financial measures in addition to and together with corresponding GAAP measures to help analyze the performance of its business.

The company believes this information helps provide a more complete understanding of the company's results of operations and the factors and trends affecting the company's business. However, this information should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, information contained in the company’s financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the company’s non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently and are therefore not comparable to similar measures by other companies.

The company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The Company is no longer disclosing an Adjusted EBITDA financial measure and is instead providing information about items that could affect EBITDA. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net loss is provided below along with information regarding such items.

Items Impacting Net Loss for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 Exhibit 1

Three Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

$

Per Share

$

Per Share

GAAP net loss

$ (3,012,000

)

$ (0.16

)

$ (6,151,000

)

$ (0.33

)

Items impacting net loss

COVID-related expenses (a)

2,295,000

$ 0.12

-

-

Customer allowances, return accruals and changeover costs (b) related to new business, net of costs

307,000

0.02

212,000

0.01

Core buy-back premium amortization

1,223,000

0.06

1,108,000

0.06

Impact of tariff costs before being passed through to customers

-

-

1,067,000

0.06

Loss in connection with a cancelled contract

-

-

426,000

0.02

New product line start-up costs and transition expenses (c)

3,586,000

0.19

1,914,000

0.10

Revaluation - cores on customers' shelves

1,384,000

0.07

4,564,000

0.24

Acquisition costs, earn-out accruals and severance

(7,000

)

(0.00

)

373,000

0.02

Share-based compensation expenses

1,043,000

0.05

988,000

0.05

Mark-to-market gains

(4,817,000

)

(0.25

)

(537,000

)

(0.03

)

Tax effect (d)

(1,254,000

)

(0.07

)

(2,529,000

)

(0.13

)

(a) Consists of $1,840,000 included in cost of goods sold and $455,000 included in operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020.
(b) Includes changeover costs related to new business of $112,000 recorded in operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019.
(c) Consists of $3,301,000 included in cost of goods sold and $285,000 included in operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and $1,354,000 included in cost of goods sold and $560,000 included in operating expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2019.
(d) Tax effect is calculated by applying an income tax rate of 25.0% to items listed above; this rate may differ from the period's actual income tax rate. Historically, the company calculated the tax impact by applying an income tax rate of 25.0% to adjusted pre-tax income; if calculated on that basis, the tax effect would have been ($2,289,000) or ($0.12) per share for three months ended June 30, 2019.

Items Impacting Gross Profit for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 Exhibit 2

Three Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

$

Gross Margin

$

Gross Margin

GAAP gross profit

$ 13,387,000

14.0

%

$ 17,583,000

16.1

%

Adjustments:

New product line start-up costs and transition expenses

3,301,000

3.5

%

1,354,000

1.2

%

Revaluation - cores on customers' shelves

1,384,000

1.5

%

4,564,000

4.2

%

Income related to under return of cores

(550,000

)

-0.6

%

(864,000

)

-0.8

%

Total adjustments

4,135,000

4.3

%

5,054,000

4.6

%

Adjusted gross profit

$ 17,522,000

18.4

%

$ 22,637,000

20.7

%

Other items not adjusted

COVID-related expenses

1,840,000

1.9

%

-

-

Customer allowances, return accruals and changeover costs related to new business, net of costs

307,000

0.3

%

100,000

0.1

%

Core buy-back premium amortization

1,223,000

1.3

%

1,108,000

1.0

%

Impact of tariff costs before being passed through to customers

-

-

1,067,000

1.0

%

Loss in connection with a cancelled contract

-

-

426,000

0.4

%

Items Impacting EBITDA for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 Exhibit 3

Three Months Ended June 30,

2020

2019

GAAP net loss

$ (3,012,000

)

$ (6,151,000

)

Interest expense, net

4,409,000

6,173,000

Income tax benefit

(1,022,000

)

(1,730,000

)

Depreciation and amortization

2,551,000

2,379,000

EBITDA

$ 2,926,000

$ 671,000

Items impacting EBITDA

COVID-related expenses

2,295,000

-

Customer allowances, return accruals and changeover costs related to new business, net of costs

307,000

212,000

Core buy-back premium amortization

1,223,000

1,108,000

Impact of tariff costs before being passed through to customers

-

1,067,000

Loss in connection with a cancelled contract

-

426,000

New product line start-up costs and transition expenses (a)

3,496,000

1,850,000

Revaluation - cores on customers' shelves

1,384,000

4,564,000

Acquisition costs, earn-out accruals and severance

(7,000

)

373,000

Share-based compensation expenses

1,043,000

988,000

Mark-to-market gains

(4,817,000

)

(537,000

)

(a) Excludes depreciation, which is included in the depreciation and amortization line item.

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