NHTC Reports Quarterly Revenue More Than Tripled to $34.2 Million; $0.49 in Diluted EPS; Dividend Increased
Year-to-Date Revenue Almost Tripled, Net Income Increased 671%
Both Exceed Full Year 2013
DALLAS, July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natural Health Trends Corp. (OTCQB:NHTC), a leading direct selling company that markets premium quality personal care, wellness and "quality of life" products under the NHT Global brand, today announced financial results for the quarter and six month periods ended June 30, 2014.
Second Quarter Financial Highlights
- Total revenues were $34.2 million, up 223% compared to $10.6 million in the second quarter last year.
- Operating income was $6.2 million, up 551% compared to $948,000 in the second quarter last year.
- Net income was $6.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $904,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter last year.
Year-to-Date Financial Highlights
- Year-to-date revenues were $57.4 million, up 198% compared to $19.2 million in the first six months last year.
- Operating income was $9.3 million, up 649% compared to $1.2 million in the first six months last year.
- Net income was $9.2 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the first six months last year.
"This was another excellent quarter for Natural Health Trends," remarked Chris Sharng, President of Natural Health Trends Corp. "Orders taken during the second quarter were very strong. In addition, the quarter's financial results also benefited from delivering significant orders taken but unshipped in March, with shipments made during the second quarter."
"For the first six months of 2014, the Company generated more revenue and net income than it did for the entire 2013 year," added Mr. Sharng. "The strong results so far in 2014 clearly demonstrate that our efforts to enhance our leadership development and training programs, and expand our products, services and promotions, can effectively drive strong results. The result has been a more informed base of members, and this has translated to higher average sales per member. We have focused particularly on investments in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, where we think we have the most promising opportunities. Our programs aim for long-term growth. We are very pleased with the recent performance but are more excited about what we can accomplish in the long run."
Yesterday, the Board of Directors declared its third consecutive quarterly dividend. The declared dividend included a cash dividend of $0.0274 per share on outstanding Series A preferred stock, which represents the accrued unpaid dividends through the declaration date, and a cash dividend of $0.01 per share on common stock outstanding, totaling aggregate dividends of $124,000, payable in cash on August 27, 2014 to stockholders of record on August 19, 2014.
Shareholder Conference Call
Management will conduct a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results. Details of the call are as follows:
- Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
- Time: 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT
- Dial-in number: 1-888-503-8175 (domestic) 1-719-457-2689 (international)
- Webcast link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=110242
A replay will be available from 1 p.m. ET on July 30 through 11:59 p.m. ET on August 6, by dialing 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) and 1-858-384-5517 (international) and referencing replay pin number 8591701.
About Natural Health Trends Corp.
Natural Health Trends Corp. is an international direct-selling and e-commerce company operating through its subsidiaries throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. The company markets premium quality personal care, wellness and "quality of life" products under the NHT Global brand. Additional information can be found on the company's website, www.naturalhealthtrendscorp.com.
Forward Looking Statement
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include the risks and uncertainties detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 7, 2014, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(In Thousands, Except Share Data)|
June 30, 2014
|Cash and cash equivalents||$14,550||$29,622|
|Other current assets||658||754|
|Total current assets||17,170||34,806|
|Property and equipment, net||265||305|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Income taxes payable||25||111|
|Accrued distributor commissions||3,962||5,224|
|Other accrued expenses||3,146||5,599|
|Deferred tax liability||108||108|
|Other current liabilities||882||1,030|
|Total current liabilities||13,750||19,884|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||80,655||83,284|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss:|
|Foreign currency translation adjustments||(81)||(66)|
|Total stockholders' equity||6,077||17,654|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$19,827||$37,538|
|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)|
|(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)|
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Cost of sales||2,570||7,509||4,798||12,761|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||2,609||5,031||5,054||9,378|
|Depreciation and amortization||28||23||40||44|
|Total operating expenses||7,080||20,512||13,211||35,303|
|Income from operations||948||6,168||1,240||9,287|
|Other income (expense), net||(28)||1||(21)||(8)|
|Income before income taxes||920||6,169||1,219||9,279|
|Income tax provision||16||59||28||98|
|Preferred stock dividends||(4)||(3)||(8)||(7)|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$900||$6,107||$1,183||$9,174|
|Income per common share:|
|Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:|
|Cash dividends declared per share:|
|Series A preferred stock||$–||$0.020||$–||$0.835|
|NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)|
|Six Months Ended June 30,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||40||44|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Other current assets||110||(104)|
|Income taxes payable||28||86|
|Accrued distributor commissions||483||1,268|
|Other accrued expenses||382||2,466|
|Other current liabilities||(4)||152|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||2,578||12,825|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Purchases of property and equipment, net||(57)||(97)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(57)||(97)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from exercise of warrants||–||2,630|
|Repurchase of common stock||(21)||(63)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||(21)||2,372|
|Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents||(12)||(28)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||2,488||15,072|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period||4,207||14,550|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period||$6,695||$29,622|
CONTACT: Company Contact Scott Davidson Chief Financial Officer Natural Health Trends Corp. Tel: 972-241-4080 firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Contact Brett Maas Managing Partner Hayden IR Tel: 646-536-7331 email@example.comSource: Natural Health Trends Corp.
Released July 30, 2014