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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend

Q2 2019:

Q2 2018:

Net sales:

$50.7 million

$43.9 million

Net income (loss):

$1.9 million

($1.1 million)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

$0.41 per share

($0.25 per share)

Net income excluding separation expenses,

net of related taxes:

$1.9 million (non-GAAP)

$0.9 million (non-GAAP)

Diluted earnings per share excluding separation

expenses, net of related taxes:

$0.43 per share (non-GAAP)

$0.20 per share (non-GAAP)

Dividend declared per share:

$0.17 per share

$0.17 per share

EATONTOWN, N.J., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (WSTG) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The results will be discussed in a conference call to be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The dial-in telephone number is (844) 683-0552 and the pass code is “WSTG.” This conference call will be webcast by West and can be accessed at Wayside Technology’s website at www.waysidetechnology.com/site/content/webcasts.

“We are pleased to report double digit growth on both the gross profit and net income lines for the quarter” said Michael Vesey, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “More importantly, the growth was driven by our core strategy of investing in vendor recruitment and field sales at our Lifeboat distribution business. We began to show some traction from this investment in the first quarter of 2019, and the momentum has carried through to the current quarters results.”

Operating Results Highlights:

Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 15% to $50.7 million compared to $43.9 million for the same period in 2018. Lifeboat Distribution segment net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 23% to $47.3 million compared to $38.3 million for the same period in 2018. TechXtend segment net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 decreased 40% to $3.4 million compared to $5.6 million for the same period in 2018.

Adjusted gross billings (non-GAAP) for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 22% to $142.6 million compared to $116.6 million for the same period last year (see attached table for a discussion of adjusted gross billings).

Gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 20% to $7.8 million compared to $6.5 million for the same period in 2018. Lifeboat Distribution segment gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased 35% to $7.1 million compared to $5.3 million for the same period in 2018. TechXtend segment gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 decreased 43% to $0.7 million compared to $1.2 million for the same period in 2018.

Gross profit margin (gross profit as a percentage of net sales) for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased by 0.6 percentage points to 15.4% compared to 14.8% for the same period in 2018. Lifeboat Distribution segment gross profit margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased by 1.3 percentage points to 15.1% compared to 13.8% for the same period in 2018. TechXtend segment gross profit margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 decreased 1.2 percentage points to 20.7% compared to 21.9% for the same period in 2018. The overall increase in gross profit margin was primarily caused by an increase in the percentage mix of our products which are recorded net of the related cost of sales, or an effective 100% gross margin.

Total selling, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased to $5.5 million compared to $5.3 million for the same period in 2018, primarily due to higher employee related expenses including salary, commission and bonus expense as a result of increased sales personnel to support new vendor lines. SG&A expenses were 10.8% of net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to 12.1% for the same period in 2018.

The Company recorded a provision for income taxes for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 of $0.5 million compared to $0.1 million for the same period in 2018. The Company’s prior year provision for income taxes was impacted by limitations on the deductibility of executive compensation resulting from Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code and adjustments to the accrual for state income taxes in states which have enacted economic nexus statutes.

The Company reported net income of $1.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to a net loss of $1.1 million for the same period in 2018. The current year net income was impacted by separation expenses related to the departure of the Company’s former President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board and the prior year net loss was impacted by separation expenses related to the departure of the Company’s former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Net income excluding the impact of the separation expenses, net of taxes (non-GAAP), was $1.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $0.9 million for the same period in 2018 (see attached table for a discussion of net income excluding the impact of separation expenses, net of taxes).

Diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $0.41 compared to diluted loss per share of $0.25 for the same period in 2018. Diluted earnings per share, excluding the impact of separation expenses, net of taxes (non-GAAP) was $0.43 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $0.20 for the same period in 2018.

On August 6, 2019, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share of its common stock payable August 23, 2019 to shareholders of record on August 19, 2019.

Non-GAAP measures

As is further discussed in the attached tables, we use non-GAAP measures including Adjusted gross billings as supplemental measures of the performance of our business. Our use of these measures has limitations and you should not consider them in isolation or use them as substitutes for analysis of our financial results under US GAAP. The attached tables provide a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most nearly comparable measure under US GAAP.

About Wayside Technology Group, Inc.

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (WSTG) is an IT channel company providing innovative sales and distribution solutions to technology vendors, resellers and system integrators since 1982. Wayside operates Lifeboat Distribution, a value-added distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps vendors recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream and build profitable product and service businesses. The Company also offers specialty solutions to end user customers through its TechXtend business.

Additional information can be found by visiting www.waysidetechnology.com

The statements in this release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the continued acceptance of the Company’s distribution channel by vendors and customers, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, product mix, market conditions, contribution of key vendor relationships and support programs, as well as factors that affect the software industry in general and other factors. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

–Tables Follow –

Investor Relations Contact:
Michael Vesey, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Wayside Technology Group, Inc.
(732) 389-0932
michael.vesey@waysidetechnology.com

WAYSIDE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

June 30,

December 31,

2019

2018

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

9,374

$

14,883

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $722 and $785, respectively

86,043

81,351

Inventory, net

1,447

1,473

Vendor prepayments

3,172

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,534

1,988

Total current assets

99,398

102,867

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

1,420

1,588

Right-of-use assets, net

1,975

Accounts receivable long-term, net

2,705

3,156

Other assets

156

215

Deferred income taxes

10

145

Total assets

$

105,664

$

107,971

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

60,086

$

66,653

Lease liability, current portion

404

Total current liabilities

60,490

66,653

Lease liability, net of current portion

2,358

Deferred rent and tenant allowances

745

Total liabilities

62,848

67,398

Stockholders' equity

Common stock, $.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 5,284,500 shares

issued, and 4,507,982 and 4,496,494 shares outstanding , respectively

53

53

Additional paid-in capital

32,467

32,392

Treasury stock, at cost, 776,518 and 788,006 shares, respectively

(13,232

)

(13,447

)

Retained earnings

24,780

22,994

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,252

)

(1,419

)

Total stockholders' equity

42,816

40,573

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

105,664

$

107,971


WAYSIDE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Six months ended

Three months ended

June 30,

June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net Sales

Lifeboat segment

$

87,376

$

75,162

$

47,320

$

38,324

TechXtend segment

8,158

9,304

3,356

5,590

Total net sales

95,534

84,466

50,676

43,914

Cost of sales

Lifeboat segment

74,054

63,702

40,196

33,049

TechXtend segment

6,427

7,371

2,661

4,367

Total cost of sales

80,481

71,073

42,857

37,416

Gross profit

Lifeboat segment

13,322

11,460

7,124

5,275

TechXtend segment

1,731

1,933

695

1,223

Total gross profit

15,053

13,393

7,819

6,498

Selling, general and administrative expenses

Selling costs

5,847

5,117

2,926

2,682

Share- based compensation

333

726

169

377

Separation expenses (1)

100

2,446

100

2,446

Other general and administrative expenses

4,808

4,503

2,377

2,239

Total selling, general and administrative expenses

11,088

12,792

5,572

7,744

Income (loss) from operations

3,965

601

2,247

(1,246

)

Interest, net

298

449

129

210

Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)

91

(2

)

29

(3

)

Income before provision for income taxes

4,354

1,048

2,405

(1,039

)

Provision for income taxes

1,035

568

548

78

Net income (loss)

$

3,319

$

480

$

1,857

$

(1,117

)

Income (loss) per common share - Basic

$

0.74

$

0.10

$

0.41

$

(0.25

)

Income (loss) per common share - Diluted

$

0.74

$

0.10

$

0.41

$

(0.25

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Basic

4,408

4,323

4,412

4,344

Weighted average common shares outstanding - Diluted

4,408

4,323

4,412

4,344

Dividends paid per common share

$

0.34

$

0.34

$

0.17

$

0.17

(1) Includes $1,661 of stock compensation during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Supplemental Revenue Information (unaudited)

The table below presents net sales by disaggregated revenue category:

Six months ended

Three months ended

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

Net Sales

2019

2018

2019

2018

Hardware, software and other products

$

85,974

$

75,973

$

45,784

$

40,111

Software - security & highly interdependent with support

3,620

3,596

1,727

1,493

Maintenance, support & other services

5,940

4,897

3,165

2,310

Net sales

$

95,534

$

84,466

$

50,676

$

43,914

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)

The table below presents net sales reconciled to adjusted gross billings (Non-GAAP):

Six months ended

Three months ended

Adjusted Gross Billings (Non-GAAP) (1)

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net sales

$

95,534

$

84,466

$

50,676

$

43,914

Costs of sales related to Software – security and highly interdependent

with support and maintenance, support and other services

188,927

157,172

91,918

72,641

Adjusted gross billings (Non-GAAP)

$

284,461

$

241,638

$

142,594

$

116,555

(1) We define adjusted gross billings as net sales in accordance with US GAAP, adjusted for the cost of sales related to Software – security and highly interdependent with support and maintenance, support and other services. We provided a reconciliation of adjusted gross billings to net sales, which is the most directly comparable US GAAP measure. We use adjusted gross billings of product and services as a supplemental measure of our performance to gain insight into the volume of business generated by our business, and to analyze the changes to our accounts receivable and accounts payable. Our use of adjusted gross billings of product and services as analytical tools has limitations, and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our financial results as reported under US GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, might calculate adjusted gross billings of product and services or similarly titled measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as comparative measures.

The tables below present net income (loss) reconciled to net income excluding separation expenses, net of taxes (Non-GAAP) and diluted earnings (loss) per share reconciled to diluted earnings per share, excluding separation expenses net of taxes (Non-GAAP) (2):

Six months ended

Three months ended

Net income (loss) reconciled to net income excluding separation

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

expenses, net of taxes (Non-GAAP):

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net income (loss)

$

3,319

$

480

$

1,857

$

(1,117

)

Separation expenses

100

2,446

100

2,446

Income tax benefit related to separation expenses

(24

)

(438

)

(24

)

(438

)

Net income excluding separation expenses, net of taxes

$

3,395

$

2,488

$

1,933

$

891

Six months ended

Three months ended

Diluted earnings (loss) per share reconciled to diluted earnings per

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

share excluding separation expenses, net of taxes (Non-GAAP):

2019

2018

2019

2018

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

0.74

$

0.10

$

0.41

$

(0.25

)

Separation expenses

0.01

0.55

0.02

0.55

Income tax benefit related to separation expenses

-

(0.10

)

-

(0.10

)

Diluted earnings per share excluding separation expenses, net of taxes

$

0.75

$

0.55

$

0.43

$

0.20

(2) We define net income excluding separation expenses, net of taxes, as net income, plus separation expense, less the income tax benefit attributable to the separation expenses. We provided a reconciliation of net income excluding separation expenses, net of taxes, to net income, as well as the related amounts per share, which are the most directly comparable US GAAP measure. We use net income excluding separation expense as a supplemental measure of our performance to gain insight into comparison of our businesses profitability when compared to the prior year. Our use of net income excluding separation expenses, net of taxes has limitations, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under US GAAP. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, might calculate separation expenses net of taxes, or similarly titled measures differently, which may reduce their usefulness as comparative measures.