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AMREP Reports Second Quarter and Six Month Results

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMREP Corporation (NYSE: AXR) today reported net income of $1,083,000, or $0.18 per share, for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended October 31, 2011 compared to net income of $731,000, or $0.12 per share, for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended October 31, 2010.  For the first six months of fiscal 2012, the Company had net income of $804,000, or $0.13 per share, compared to net income of $233,000, or $0.04 per share, for the same period of fiscal 2011. Revenues were $23,351,000 and $44,844,000 for the second quarter and first six months of 2012 versus $25,816,000 and $50,903,000 for the same periods last year.

Revenues from Media Services operations, which principally include Subscription Fulfillment Services operations conducted by the Company's Palm Coast Data subsidiary and Newsstand Distribution and Product Services operations conducted by its Kable Media Services subsidiary, decreased from $25,293,000 and $49,529,000 for the second quarter and first six months of 2011 to $22,020,000 and $43,396,000 for the same periods in 2012. Magazine publishers are the principal customers of these operations, and they have continued to be impacted by the effects of the recent recession and also from increased competition from new media sources. This has resulted in reduced subscription and newsstand sales, which has caused publishers to close some magazine titles and seek more favorable terms from Palm Coast and Kable and their competitors. As a consequence of these and other factors, including customer losses, revenues from Subscription Fulfillment Services operations decreased from $19,572,000 and $38,423,000 for the second quarter and first six months of 2011 to $16,510,000 and $33,186,000 for the same periods of 2012, while revenues from Newsstand Distribution Services operations decreased from $2,886,000 and $6,000,000 for the second quarter and first six months of 2011 to $2,552,000 and $4,899,000 for the same periods of 2012. Substantially offsetting the revenue decline, Media Services operating and general and administrative expenses decreased by $2,465,000 and $5,426,000 for the second quarter and first six months of 2012 compared to the same periods in 2011, which was primarily attributable to lower payroll and benefit costs as a result of both the reduced and lost business noted above and efficiencies achieved in the Company's consolidation of  its Subscription Fulfillment Services business from three locations in Colorado, Florida and Illinois into one existing location at Palm Coast, Florida that was completed during the second quarter of 2011, as well as lower facilities and equipment costs, including depreciation, resulting from the consolidation project.

Revenues from land sales at the Company's AMREP Southwest subsidiary were $1,327,000 and $1,435,000 for the three and six month periods ended October 31, 2011 compared to $489,000 and $1,313,000 for the same periods of the prior year.  The average gross profit percentage on land sales was 83% and 79% for the second quarter and first six months of 2012 compared to 16% and 38% for the same periods in 2011, with the variance being attributable to a change in the mix of areas from which land was sold in each period.  Results for both the 2012 and 2011 periods were substantially lower than the Company has experienced prior to fiscal 2009 in its principal market of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, due to a severe decline in the real estate market in the greater Albuquerque-metro and Rio Rancho areas that began late in fiscal 2008.  Faced with adverse conditions, many builders have slowed the pace of building on developed lots previously purchased from the Company in Rio Rancho, and delayed or cancelled the purchase of additional lots.  As a result of these and other factors, including the nature and timing of specific transactions, revenues and related gross profits from real estate land sales can vary significantly from period to period and prior results are not necessarily a good indication of what may occur in future periods. 

AMREP Corporation's Media Services business, conducted by its Kable Media Services, Inc. and Palm Coast Data LLC subsidiaries, distributes magazines to wholesalers and provides subscription and product fulfillment and related services to publishers and others, and its AMREP Southwest Inc. subsidiary is a major landholder and leading developer of real estate in New Mexico.

(Two Schedules Follow)

Schedule 1                                                                        

AMREP Corporation

and Subsidiaries

Financial Highlights

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended October 31,

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$  23,351,000

 

$  25,816,000

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$    1,083,000

 

$       731,000

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share – Basic and Diluted            

 

$             0.18

 

$             0.12

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

 

 

5,996,000

 

 

5,996,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended October 31,

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$  44,844,000

 

$  50,903,000

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$       804,000

 

$       233,000

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share – Basic and Diluted            

 

$             0.13

 

$             0.04

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding

 

 

5,996,000

 

 

5,996,000

 

Schedule 2

The Company's land sales in Rio Rancho, New Mexico were as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):

 

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

Acres Sold

 

 

Revenues

(in 000s)

 

Revenues

Per Acre

(in 000s)

 

 

Acres Sold

 

 

Revenues

(in 000s)

 

Revenues

Per Acre

(in 000s)

Three months
ended October 31:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Developed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Residential

-

 

$         -

 

$         -

 

1.4

 

$     429

 

$      306

       Commercial

4.2

 

748

 

178

 

-

 

35

 

-

  Total Developed

4.2

 

748

 

178

 

1.4

 

464

 

306

  Undeveloped

14.0

 

579

 

41

 

0.8

 

25

 

31

      Total

18.2

 

$  1,327

 

$      73

 

2.2

 

$     489

 

$      222

Six months

Ended October 31:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Developed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Residential

-

 

$         -

 

$         -

 

2.4

 

$     806

 

$      336

       Commercial

4.2

 

748

 

178

 

-

 

35

 

-

  Total Developed

4.2

 

748

 

178

 

2.4

 

841

 

336

  Undeveloped

16.0

 

687

 

43

 

11.7

 

472

 

40

      Total

20.2

 

$  1,435

 

$      71

 

14.1

 

$  1,313

 

$        91

 

The Company offers for sale developed and undeveloped land in Rio Rancho from a number of different projects, and selling prices may vary from project to project and within projects depending on location, the stage of development and other factors.

 

SOURCE AMREP Corporation



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