Global Sources reports second quarter 2013 results - Reported second quarter revenue of $61.4 million -

- Posted IFRS EPS of $0.46 and Non-IFRS EPS of $0.32 -

- Provides guidance for the second half of 2013 -

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

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Global Sources' executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich, said: "In the second quarter, our exhibitions business performed well. However, the soft export demand and uncertain global economic environment continued to impact our overall results. With our balance sheet providing a strong foundation, we remain committed to maintaining long-term growth and profitability, as we focus on the continuous improvement of our products and services, and our overall positioning in the market."

Financial highlights - Second quarter: 2013 compared to 2012

  • Revenue was $61.4 million, as compared to $66.8 million.
    • Online revenue was $22.7 million, as compared to $30.0 million.
    • Exhibitions revenue was $33.3 million, as compared to $30.5 million.
    • Print revenue was $3.5 million, as compared to $4.4 million.
  • IFRS net income was $16.8 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, as compared to second quarter 2012 IFRS net income of $9.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.
  • Non-IFRS net income was $11.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, as compared to $11.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $13.2 million, as compared to $12.8 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Total deferred income and customer prepayments were $100.1 million as at June 30, 2013, as compared to $121.3 million as at June 30, 2012.

Financial highlights - Six Months Ended June 30: 2013 compared to 2012 - in accordance with IFRS

  • Revenue was $92.7 million, as compared to $105.7 million.
  • IFRS net income was $22.4 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, as compared to $12.8 million, or $0.36 per diluted share. 
  • Non-IFRS net income was $13.2 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, as compared to $14.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2012. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $16.3 million, as compared to $18.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012. 

Global Sources' CFO, Connie Lai, said: "Among the factors impacting second quarter results was the move of the China Sourcing Fairs in Miami from the third quarter last year to the second quarter this year. We also recorded a write down of approximately $2.5 million in consideration of goodwill impairment charges related to the China International Fashion Brand Fair - Shenzhen (FashionSZshow). In addition, we completed the sale of one of our properties in Shenzhen, which increased our cash by $15.2 million, and contributed capital gains of $8.7 million, net of transaction costs and related tax expenses. As a result, we closed the quarter with a cash and securities position of $135.1 million, as compared to $106.0 million at the end of June 2012, and we continue to have no debt."

Financial expectations for the second half of 2013 under IFRS

  • For the second half of 2013 ending Dec. 31, 2013:
    • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $101.0 million to $103.0 million, as compared to $126.0 million for the second half of 2012.
    • IFRS EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.36, as compared to $0.54 per diluted share in the second half of 2012. SBC and the amortization of intangibles as it relates to certain equity compensation plans are estimated to be an expense of $0.04 per diluted share for the second half of 2013.
    • Non-IFRS EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.36 to $0.40, as compared to $0.63 per diluted share for the same period in 2012. 
    • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be between $19.7 million and $20.9 million, as compared to $29.7 million in the second half of 2012.

"For the second half of 2013, we expect the revenue mix to range between 40% and 41% for online, 50% and 51% for exhibitions, 5% and 6% for print, and approximately 3% for miscellaneous. This compares to a second half 2012 revenue mix of approximately 46% for online, 44% for exhibitions, 7% for print and 3% for miscellaneous," Lai concluded.

Recent Corporate Highlights   

  • The 13th China International Fashion Brand Fair - Shenzhen (FashionSZshow), the largest and most influential fashion exhibition in southern China, was held in Shenzhen in July.
  • The third annual China Sourcing Fairs in Miami were held in June.
  • The seventh annual China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai were held in May.
  • Held its spring series of China Sourcing Fairs in Hong Kong featuring approximately 6,700 booths from more than 20 countries and regions. Total attendance exceeded 60,000 and included buyers from more than 140 countries and territories.
  • Private Sourcing Events were held from April 21, 2013 through the end of July for more than 100 sourcing teams from very large buying organizations including Amazon China, Monster Cable, Panasonic, Office Depot, Pacific Brands, Auchan, Bossini, J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Li & Fung and Metro. These events created more than 500 high quality, one-on-one selling opportunities for Global Sources suppliers.

Conference call for Global Sources second quarter 2013 earnings

Executive Chairman Merle A. Hinrich and CFO Connie Lai are scheduled to conduct a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET Aug. 15, 2013 (8:00 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2013 in Hong Kong) to review these results in more detail. Investors in the United States may participate in the call by dialing (877) 941-2068, and non-Hong Kong international participants may dial (1-480) 629-9712. Investors in Hong Kong may participate by dialing (852) 3009-5027. The conference ID is 4630876 and participants are encouraged to dial 10 minutes prior to the call to prevent a delay in joining. A live webcast of the conference call is scheduled to be available on Global Sources' corporate site at http://www.investor.globalsources.com.

For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a webcast replay of the call is scheduled to be available on the company's corporate site for 30 days. A telephone replay of the call is also scheduled to be available through Aug. 23, 2013. To listen to the telephone replay dial (800) 406-7325 or dial (1-303) 590-3030 outside the United States, and enter pass code 4630876. For those in the Hong Kong area, the replay dial-in number is (852) 3056-2777, and the pass code is 4630876.

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, and trade shows.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

Global Sources' non-IFRS metrics

Management believes non-IFRS metrics are useful measures of operations and provides IFRS to non-IFRS reconciliation tables at the end of this press release. Global Sources defines non-IFRS net income as net income excluding non-cash, SBC expense or credit, amortization of intangibles as it relates to certain equity compensation plans, profits or losses on acquisitions and investments net of transaction costs and related tax expenses, and/or impairment charges, for all historical and future references to non-IFRS metrics. Non-IFRS EPS is defined as non-IFRS net income divided by the weighted average of diluted common shares outstanding. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, and profits or losses on acquisitions and investments net of transaction costs and related tax expenses.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27-A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21-E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The company's actual results could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risks associated with the company's business, changes in general economic conditions, and changes in the assumptions used in making such forward-looking statements.

- Tables Follow -




GLOBAL SOURCES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In U.S. Dollars Thousands, Except Number of Shares and Per Share Data)



As at June 30,


As at December 31,


2013


2012


(Unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$               124,517


$               104,631

Term deposits with banks

3,099


4,184

Financial assets, available-for-sale

7,474


7,472

Accounts receivables

3,321


4,242

Receivables from sales representatives

8,843


7,773

Inventories

388


410

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

14,926


18,396


162,568


147,108

Non-current assets




Property and equipment

49,762


30,442

Investment properties

89,651


97,377

Intangible assets

29,216


33,136

Long term investment

100


100

Deferred income tax assets

205


244

Other non-current assets

6,353


2,762


175,287


164,061

Total assets

$               337,855


$               311,169





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities




Accounts payable

$                   9,144


$                 12,531

Deferred income and customer prepayments

92,400


84,540

Accrued liabilities

19,952


20,409

Income tax liabilities

1,089


1,225


122,585


118,705

Non-current liabilities




Deferred income and customer prepayments

7,716


9,062

Deferred income tax liabilities

5,842


6,090


13,558


15,152

Total liabilities

136,143


133,857





Equity attributable to Company's shareholders




Common shares

524


521

Treasury shares

(150,089)


(150,089)

Other reserves

159,187


156,629

Retained earnings

181,254


158,859

Total Company shareholders' equity

190,876


165,920

Non-controlling interests

10,836


11,392

Total equity

$               201,712


$               177,312

Total liabilities and equity

$               337,855


$               311,169

 

GLOBAL SOURCES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(In U.S. Dollars Thousands, Except Number of Shares and Per Share Data)



Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Revenue:












     Online and other media services (Note 1)

$

26,217


$

34,410


$

54,176


$

69,633

     Exhibitions


33,274



30,507



34,775



32,724

     Miscellaneous


1,948



1,861



3,740



3,338



61,439



66,778



92,691



105,695

Operating Expenses:












     Sales (Note 2)


19,272



23,532



30,265



38,566

     Event production


10,254



9,660



10,650



9,986

     Community and content (Note 2)


7,547



8,968



13,732



15,896

     General and administrative (Note 2)


13,364



11,404



23,156



21,578

     Information and technology (Note 2)


3,161



3,248



6,475



6,639

Total Operating Expenses


53,598



56,812



84,278



92,665

     Profit on sale of property


10,953



-



15,410



-

Profit from Operations


18,794



9,966



23,823



13,030

     Interest income


347



246



621



432

     Share of loss of associate


-



(10)



-



(24)

     Impairment loss on investment in associate


-



(302)



-



(302)

Profit before Income Taxes


19,141



9,900



24,444



13,136

Income tax expense


(2,643)



(373)



(2,669)



(536)

Net Profit

$

16,498


$

9,527


$

21,775


$

12,600

Net profit attributable to non-controlling interests 


276



192



620



224

Net profit attributable to the Company's

     shareholders

$

16,774


$

9,719


$

22,395


$

12,824

Diluted net profit per share attributable to

     the Company's shareholders

$

0.46


$

0.27


$

0.62


$

0.36

Shares used in diluted net profit per share

     calculations


36,200,567



35,853,512



36,048,346



35,716,189




Note: 1. Online and other media services consists of:
















Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Online services

$

22,689


$

30,045


$

47,664


$

60,922

Print services


3,528



4,365



6,512



8,711


$

26,217


$

34,410


$

54,176


$

69,633













Note: 2. Non-cash compensation expenses associated with the several equity compensation plans and Global Sources Directors Share Grant

Award Plan included under various categories of expenses are as follows:














Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(Unaudited)   


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

  Sales

$

159


$

175


$

227


$

237

  Community and content


25



51



(16)



16

  General and administrative


374



470



603



735

  Information and technology


54



64



139



136


$

612


$

760


$

953


$

1,124

 

GLOBAL SOURCES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ACTUAL IFRS to NON-IFRS RECONCILIATION 

(In U.S. Dollars Thousands, Except Number of Shares and Per Share Data)














Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012













IFRS EPS

$

0.46


$

0.27


$

0.62


$

0.36













IFRS Net Profit

$

16,774


$

9,719


$

22,395


$

12,824













Non-cash stock based compensation expense (Note 1)


612



760



953



1,124













Amortization of intangibles (Note 2)


172



192



426



383













Impairment loss on investment in associate


-



302



-



302













Impairment of goodwill and intangibles


2,531



-



2,531



-













Profit on sale of property, net of transaction costs & related tax expenses


(8,667)



-



(13,124)



-













Non-IFRS Net Profit

$

11,422


$

10,973


$

13,181


$

14,633













Non-IFRS diluted net profit per share

$

0.32


$

0.31


$

0.37


$

0.41

























Total shares used in non-IFRS diluted net profit

  per share calculations


36,200,567



35,853,512



36,048,346



35,716,189













Notes:












(1) Actual SBC is calculated based on actual share price on date of the awards.












(2) Amortization of intangible assets relating to certain non-compete agreements.
















































GLOBAL SOURCES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION 

(In U.S. Dollars Thousands)














Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012













IFRS profit from operations

$

18,794


$

9,966


$

23,823


$

13,030













Depreciation and amortization


2,179



2,089



4,449



4,053













EBITDA


20,973



12,055



28,272



17,083













Non-cash stock based compensation expense


612



760



953



1,124













Impairment of goodwill and intangibles


2,531



-



2,531



-













Profit on sale of property, net of transaction costs


(10,953)



-



(15,410)



-













Adjusted EBITDA

$

13,163


$

12,815


$

16,346


$

18,207

 

GLOBAL SOURCES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

GUIDANCE IFRS to NON-IFRS RECONCILIATION 

(In U.S. Dollars Million, Except Number of Shares and Per Share Data)










GUIDANCE


ACTUAL



Six months


Six months



ended December 31,


ended December 31,



2013


2012








Revenue


$101.0

to

$103.0


$126.0








IFRS EPS


$0.32

to

$0.36


$0.54








Non-cash stock based compensation expense (Note 1)


$0.03


$0.03


$0.04








Amortization of intangibles (Note 2)


$0.01


$0.01


$0.01








Impairment of goodwill and intangibles                    


-


-


$0.04








Non-IFRS diluted net income per share                 


$0.36

to

$0.40


$0.63








Total shares used in non-IFRS diluted net income







 per share calculations


36,205,000


36,205,000


35,821,061















Notes:







(1) Actual SBC is calculated based on actual share price on date of the awards.

(2) Amortization of intangible assets relating to certain non-compete agreements.

For financial matrix, please visit: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/attachment/2013/08/2013081509452152570.pdf

Press Contact in Asia

Investor Contact in Asia

Camellia So

Connie Lai

Tel: (852) 2555-5021

Tel: (852) 2555-4747             

e-mail: cso@globalsources.com 

e-mail: investor@globalsources.com



Press Contact in U.S.

Investor Contact in U.S.

Brendon Ouimette

Cathy Mattison

Tel: (1-480) 664-8309

LHA

e-mail: bouimette@globalsources.com

Tel: (1-415) 433-3777


e-mail: cmattison@lhai.com



SOURCE Global Sources



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