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Richardson Electronics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Net Income and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
·14 min read

Semiconductor Wafer Fab, PMG and Healthcare Revenues Grow Versus Q2 FY20; Record ALTA750™ Tube sales

Q2 and FY21 Highlights

  • Net sales of $42.4 million were up 7% from last year’s pre-COVID second quarter.

  • Sales increased for PMG, Healthcare, and Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication equipment products in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 versus the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

  • Gross margin improved to 33.8% of net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 versus 32.0% of net sales in the prior year’s second quarter.

  • Operating expenses increased $0.3 million to $13.5 million compared to the prior year’s second quarter. Legal expenses increased by $0.3 million.

  • Operating income was $0.9 million compared to an operating loss of $0.5 million in last year’s second quarter.

  • Earnings per common share (diluted) for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was $0.05.

  • Cash and investments were $46.0 million as of November 28, 2020 versus $42.5 million on August 29, 2020 and $46.1 million on November 30, 2019.

LAFOX, Ill., Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) today reported financial results for its second quarter ended November 28, 2020. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share quarterly cash dividend.

Second Quarter Results

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 increased 7.0% to $42.4 million compared to net sales of $39.6 million in the prior year’s second quarter primarily due to higher net sales for PMT and Richardson Healthcare, partially offset by lower net sales for Canvys. Richardson Electronics is an “essential business” and continued operating its manufacturing and distribution businesses on a global basis throughout the pandemic under strict safety guidelines. PMT sales increased by 11.2% from last year’s second quarter as a result of higher sales of semiconductor wafer fab equipment specialty products as well as power conversion and RF and microwave components. Power grid tube sales continued to be negatively impacted by the pandemic, however sales of certain product lines increased from the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Richardson Healthcare sales increased $0.6 million or 28.2% primarily due to a significant increase in demand for the ALTA750 Tubes, which was the highest quantity sold in any quarter. In addition, equipment sales increased in Latin America. Canvys sales decreased by $1.2 million or 14.7% due to temporary decreased customer demand globally related to COVID-19.

Gross margin improved to 33.8% of net sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to 32.0% of net sales during the second quarter of fiscal 2020. PMT margin increased to 34.2% from 31.6% due to a favorable product mix and improved manufacturing efficiencies. Canvys margin as a percent of net sales increased to 35.5% from 32.9% as a result of its product mix. Healthcare margin as a percent of net sales was 25.6% in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to 34.3% in the prior year’s second quarter primarily due to under absorbed manufacturing expenses related to tube development and manufacturing improvements.

Operating expenses were $13.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to $13.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The increase in operating expenses resulted from higher legal and employee compensation expenses, partially offset by lower travel and consulting expenses. Throughout the pandemic, the Company decided to support its employees through regular merit increases and incentive plans, and by avoiding layoffs or furloughs.

As a result, the Company reported an operating income of $0.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to an operating loss of $0.5 million in the prior year’s second quarter. Other expense for the second quarter of fiscal 2021, including interest income and foreign exchange, was $0.1 million, the same as in the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

The income tax provision of $0.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 reflected a provision for foreign income taxes, which was lower than the prior year’s second quarter, and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was $0.7 million compared to a net loss of $0.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. Earnings per common share (diluted) in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was $0.05.

“We were happy with the sales growth in Healthcare, PMG and semiconductor wafer fab equipment products despite the ongoing impact of the coronavirus around the world” said Edward J. Richardson, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President. “We were also pleased with the significant free cash flow generated during the quarter reflecting our commitment to carefully control expenses and capital expenditures” he concluded.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY – SIX MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 28, 2020

  • Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2021 were $81.2 million, an increase of 1.2%, compared to net sales of $80.3 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020. Sales increased by $3.0 million or 5.0% for PMT but decreased by $1.7 million or 11.4% for Canvys and $0.4 million or 7.0% for Richardson Healthcare.

  • Gross margin increased to $26.7 million during the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared to $25.6 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020. As a percentage of net sales, gross margin increased to 32.9% of net sales during the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared to 31.9% of net sales during the first six months of fiscal 2020, primarily as a result of a favorable product mix in PMT and Canvys, and improved manufacturing efficiencies for PMT.

  • Operating expenses increased to $26.5 million for the first six months of fiscal 2021, compared to $26.0 million for the first six months of fiscal 2020. The increase in operating expenses resulted from higher legal and employee compensation expenses, partially offset by lower travel and consulting expenses.

  • Operating income during the first six months of fiscal 2021 was $0.2 million, compared to an operating loss of $0.4 million during the first six months of fiscal 2020.

  • Other expense for the first six months of fiscal 2021, including interest income and foreign exchange, was $0.5 million, as compared to other income of $0.2 million in the first six months of fiscal 2020.

  • The income tax provision of $0.2 million during the first six months of fiscal 2021 reflected a provision for foreign income taxes, which was lower than in the prior year’s first six months, and no U.S. tax benefit due to the valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss.

  • Net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2021 was $0.5 million, the same as during the first six months of fiscal 2020.

CASH DIVIDEND AND POSITION

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a $0.06 quarterly dividend per share to holders of common stock and a $0.054 cash dividend per share to holders of Class B common stock. The dividend will be payable on February 24, 2021, to common stockholders of record as of February 5, 2021.

Cash and investments at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2021 were $46.0 million compared to $42.5 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2021 and $46.1 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The Company spent $0.6 million during the quarter on capital expenditures primarily related to its Healthcare business and IT System, versus $0.5 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2020.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. CST, Edward J. Richardson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert J. Ben, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s second quarter fiscal year 2021 results. A question and answer session will be included as part of the call’s agenda.

Participant Instructions

To listen to the call, please dial (USA/CANADA) (866) 784-8065 or (International) (602) 563-8684 and enter Conference ID: 8960048 approximately five minutes before the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST on January 7, 2021, for seven days. The telephone number for the replay is (855) 859-2056; Conference ID: 8960048.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes certain “forward-looking” statements as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release regarding the Company’s business that are not historical facts represent “forward-looking” statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on August 3, 2020, and other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no responsibility to update the “forward-looking” statements in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

ABOUT RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS, LTD.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; high- value flat panel detector solutions, replacement parts, tubes, and service training for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions. We serve customers in the alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific, and semiconductor markets. The Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions” based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair through its global infrastructure. More information is available at www.rell.com.

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.


Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Audited

November 28,
2020

May 30,
2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

37,023

$

30,535

Accounts receivable, less allowance of $256 and $334, respectively

21,077

20,197

Inventories, net

59,538

57,492

Prepaid expenses and other assets

2,798

2,442

Investments - current

9,000

16,000

Total current assets

129,436

126,666

Non-current assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

17,358

17,674

Intangible assets, net

2,388

2,505

Lease ROU asset

2,857

3,419

Non-current deferred income taxes

529

456

Total non-current assets

23,132

24,054

Total assets

$

152,568

$

150,720

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

15,089

$

17,372

Accrued liabilities

13,998

10,324

Lease liability current

1,280

1,485

Total current liabilities

30,367

29,181

Non-current liabilities:

Non-current deferred income tax liabilities

171

161

Lease liability non-current

1,512

1,941

Other non-current liabilities

884

777

Total non-current liabilities

2,567

2,879

Total liabilities

32,934

32,060

Stockholders’ equity

Common stock, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding 11,111 shares on
November 28, 2020 and 11,038 shares on May 30, 2020

556

552

Class B common stock, convertible, $0.05 par value; issued and outstanding
2,097 shares on November 28, 2020 and May 30, 2020

105

105

Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, no shares issued

Additional paid-in-capital

62,124

61,749

Retained earnings

52,746

54,764

Accumulated other comprehensive income

4,103

1,490

Total stockholders’ equity

119,634

118,660

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

152,568

$

150,720

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 28,
2020

November 30,
2019

November 28,
2020

November 30,
2019

Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Net sales

$

42,418

$

39,634

$

81,230

$

80,287

Cost of sales

28,075

26,954

54,528

54,656

Gross profit

14,343

12,680

26,702

25,631

Selling, general and administrative expenses

13,491

13,161

26,467

26,008

Loss on disposal of assets

1

Operating income (loss)

852

(481

)

235

(378

)

Other expense (income):

Investment/interest income

(15

)

(123

)

(33

)

(243

)

Foreign exchange loss

143

199

585

89

Other, net

(18

)

(15

)

(36

)

(16

)

Total other expense (income)

110

61

516

(170

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

742

(542

)

(281

)

(208

)

Income tax provision

53

80

177

257

Net income (loss)

689

(622

)

(458

)

(465

)

Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax

477

222

2,613

(494

)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

1,166

$

(400

)

$

2,155

$

(959

)

Net income (loss) per share

Common shares - Basic

$

0.05

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.04

)

Class B common shares - Basic

$

0.05

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.03

)

Common shares - Diluted

$

0.05

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.04

)

Class B common shares - Diluted

$

0.05

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.03

)

Weighted average number of shares:

Common shares – Basic

11,111

11,038

11,090

11,014

Class B common shares – Basic

2,097

2,097

2,097

2,097

Common shares – Diluted

11,128

11,038

11,090

11,014

Class B common shares – Diluted

2,097

2,097

2,097

2,097

Dividends per common share

$

0.060

$

0.060

$

0.120

$

0.120

Dividends per Class B common share

$

0.054

$

0.054

$

0.108

$

0.108

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

November 28,
2020

November 30,
2019

November 28,
2020

November 30,
2019

Operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

689

$

(622

)

$

(458

)

$

(465

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

873

825

1,746

1,658

Inventory provisions

215

120

452

281

Loss on disposal of assets

1

Share-based compensation expense

178

182

379

370

Deferred income taxes

(55

)

23

(53

)

(25

)

Change in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

687

(335

)

(167

)

1,826

Inventories

613

(2,062

)

(1,008

)

(3,419

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(381

)

(423

)

(272

)

202

Accounts payable

211

2,590

(2,523

)

(1,365

)

Accrued liabilities

1,633

486

3,412

(390

)

Other

(236

)

(165

)

(438

)

(109

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

4,427

619

1,070

(1,435

)

Investing activities:

Capital expenditures

(562

)

(475

)

(1,280

)

(814

)

Proceeds from maturity of investments

16,000

8,000

Purchases of investments

(13,000

)

(9,000

)

(13,000

)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(562

)

(13,475

)

5,720

(5,814

)

Financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

59

59

Cash dividends paid

(780

)

(775

)

(1,560

)

(1,550

)

Payment of financing lease principal

(46

)

(45

)

(91

)

(75

)

Other

(4

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(826

)

(765

)

(1,651

)

(1,566

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

489

218

1,349

(150

)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

3,528

(13,403

)

6,488

(8,965

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

33,495

46,457

30,535

42,019

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

37,023

$

33,054

$

37,023

$

33,054

Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Net Sales and Gross Profit
For the Second Quarter and First Six Months of Fiscal 2021 and Fiscal 2020
($ in thousands)

By Strategic Business Unit:

Net Sales

Q2 FY 2021

Q2 FY 2020

% Change

PMT

$

32,929

$

29,603

11.2

%

Canvys

6,701

7,856

-14.7

%

Healthcare

2,788

2,175

28.2

%

Total

$

42,418

$

39,634

7.0

%

YTD FY 2021

YTD FY 2020

% Change

PMT

$

63,181

$

60,170

5.0

%

Canvys

13,413

15,133

-11.4

%

Healthcare

4,636

4,984

-7.0

%

Total

$

81,230

$

80,287

1.2

%

Gross Profit

Q2 FY 2021

% of Net Sales

Q2 FY 2020

% of Net Sales

PMT

$

11,251

34.2

%

$

9,349

31.6

%

Canvys

2,379

35.5

%

2,585

32.9

%

Healthcare

713

25.6

%

746

34.3

%

Total

$

14,343

33.8

%

$

12,680

32.0

%

YTD FY 2021

% of Net Sales

YTD FY 2020

% of Net Sales

PMT

$

21,222

33.6

%

$

19,028

31.6

%

Canvys

4,663

34.8

%

4,906

32.4

%

Healthcare

817

17.6

%

1,697

34.0

%

Total

$

26,702

32.9

%

$

25,631

31.9

%


For Details Contact:

40W267 Keslinger Road

Edward J. Richardson

Robert J. Ben

PO BOX 393

Chairman and CEO

EVP & CFO

LaFox, IL 60147-0393 USA

Phone: (630) 208-2205

(630) 208-2203

(630) 208-2200 | Fax: (630) 208-2550