Global Sources reports third quarter 2013 results - Reported third quarter revenue of $44.8 million -

- Posted IFRS EPS of $0.15 and non-IFRS EPS of $0.17 -

- Reaffirms guidance for the second half of 2013 -

 

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) reported financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013.

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"While the current global retail environment remains challenged, our focus is to enhance the value we provide to our customers by helping them buy or sell more effectively," said Global Sources' executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich. "In our core export business, we just celebrated the 10th anniversary of our China Sourcing Fairs. We were pleased with the overall performance of our series of fall shows, which was led by our electronics show.

"China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components featured more than 4,100 booths and drew record attendance. Particularly strong was our Mobile and Wireless pavilion, which is scheduled to be spun off as an independent show along with a dedicated online vertical and magazine in 2014."

Global Sources' CFO, Connie Lai, said: "The China Sourcing Fairs in Miami and in Mumbai, India moved from the third quarter last year to the second quarter and the fourth quarter of 2013, respectively. This shift in timing of our trade shows, combined with the disappointing financial performance of the FashionSZshow in July, impacted third quarter revenues and does not reflect the long-term positive trend of our exhibitions business, and the success of our initiatives to combine the best of online with trade shows."

Financial highlights – Third quarter: 2013 compared to 2012

  • Revenue was $44.8 million, as compared to $59.1 million.
    • Online revenue was $22.0 million, as compared to $30.0 million.
    • Exhibitions revenue was $17.6 million, as compared to $23.3 million
    • Print revenue was $3.4 million, as compared to $4.1 million.
  • IFRS net income was $5.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, as compared to third quarter 2012 IFRS net income of $8.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share.
  • Non-IFRS net income was $6.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, as compared to $9.1 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $11.0 million, as compared to $15.3 million for the third quarter of 2012.
  • Total deferred income and customer prepayments were $105.1 million as at Sept. 30, 2013, as compared to $115.4 million as at Sept. 30, 2012.

Financial highlights – Nine Months Ended Sept. 30: 2013 compared to 2012 – in accordance with IFRS

  • Revenue was $137.5 million, as compared to $164.8 million.
  • IFRS net income was $27.8 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, as compared to $21.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted share.
  • Non-IFRS net income was $19.3 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, as compared to $23.7 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $27.4 million, as compared to $33.5 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012.

Lai added, "We continue to generate cash and our balance sheet remains strong. We closed the quarter with a cash and securities position of $145.9 million, as compared to $110.8 million at the end of September 2012, and we continue to have no debt.

"We are reaffirming our guidance. 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."

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.

Recent Corporate Highlights   

  • Organized its series of fall shows with more than 6,800 booths in October at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo. Total attendance exceeded 63,000 and included buyers from more than 150 countries and territories.
  • China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components featured more than 4,100 booths and drew record attendance.
  • Held the China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) in September featuring more than 3,200 exhibitors.
  • The second annual China Sourcing Fairs in Sao Paulo, Brazil were held in September. The Fairs were the largest expositions of China-made products in Brazil, featuring more than 950 booths. Total attendance exceeded 5,400 and included buyers from 24 countries. The Fairs are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources.
  • 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.
  • Private Sourcing Events were held from July through October for more than 120 sourcing teams from very large buying organizations including Auchan, Brookstone, El Corte Ingles, Falabella, Future Group, Home Retail Group, IKEA, Intelbras, Kesa Electricals, Kingfisher, the METRO GROUP and others. These events created more than 700 high quality, one-on-one selling opportunities for Global Sources suppliers.

Conference call for Global Sources third 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 on Nov. 14, 2013 (9:00 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2013 in Hong Kong) to review these results in more detail. Investors in the United States may participate in the call by dialing (877) 941-1427, and non-Hong Kong international participants may dial (1-480) 629- 9664. Investors in Hong Kong may participate by dialing (852) 3009-5027. The conference ID is 4644710 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 Nov. 22, 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 4644710. For those in the Hong Kong area, the replay dial-in number is (852) 3056-2777, and the pass code is 4644710.

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 September 30,


As at December 31,



2013


2012



(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

136,575


$

104,631

Term deposits with banks



1,759



4,184

Financial assets, available-for-sale



7,547



7,472

Accounts receivables



3,573



4,242

Receivables from sales representatives



8,582



7,773

Inventories



327



410

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



26,789



18,396




185,152



147,108

Non-current assets







Property and equipment



49,879



30,442

Investment properties



89,321



97,377

Intangible assets



28,555



33,136

Long term investment



100



100

Deferred income tax assets



146



244

Other non-current assets



2,580



2,762




170,581



164,061

Total assets


$

355,733


$

311,169








LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities







Accounts payable


$

11,781


$

12,531

Deferred income and customer prepayments



98,247



84,540

Accrued liabilities



21,141



20,409

Income tax liabilities



2,726



1,225




133,895



118,705

Non-current liabilities







Deferred income and customer prepayments



6,837



9,062

Deferred income tax liabilities



5,718



6,090




12,555



15,152

Total liabilities



146,450



133,857








Equity attributable to Company's shareholders







Common shares



525



521

Treasury shares



(150,089)



(150,089)

Other reserves



160,200



156,629

Retained earnings



186,610



158,859

Total Company shareholders' equity



197,246



165,920

Non-controlling interests



12,037



11,392

Total equity


$

209,283


$

177,312

Total liabilities and equity


$

355,733


$

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 September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Revenue:                                                                         













    Online and other media services (Note 1)


$

25,417


$

34,115


$

79,593


$

103,748

    Exhibitions



17,624



23,342



52,399



56,066

    Miscellaneous



1,726



1,646



5,466



4,984




44,767



59,103



137,458



164,798

Operating Expenses:













    Sales (Note 2)



11,153



18,686



41,418



57,252

    Event production



4,431



6,548



15,081



16,534

    Community and content (Note 2)



6,670



8,172



20,402



24,068

    General and administrative (Note 2)



10,990



10,647



34,146



32,225

    Information and technology (Note 2)



3,164



3,326



9,639



9,965

Total Operating Expenses



36,408



47,379



120,686



140,044

    Profit on sale of property



-



-



15,410



-

Profit from Operations



8,359



11,724



32,182



24,754

    Interest income



467



300



1,088



732

    Share of loss of associate



-



-



-



(24)

    Impairment loss on investment in associate



-



-



-



(302)

Profit before Income Taxes



8,826



12,024



33,270



25,160

Income tax expense



(1,657)



(1,514)



(4,326)



(2,050)

Net Profit


$

7,169


$

10,510


$

28,944


$

23,110

Net profit attributable to non-controlling interests           



(1,813)



(2,305)



(1,193)



(2,081)

Net profit attributable to the Company's
   shareholders


$

 

5,356


$

 

8,205


$

 

27,751


 

$

21,029

Diluted net profit per share attributable to the
   Company's shareholders


$

 

0.15


$

 

0.23


$

 

0.77


 

$

0.59

Shares used in diluted net profit per share
   calculations



 

36,186,254



 

35,862,759



 

36,045,545



35,718,965


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




Three months ended September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Online services


$

22,046


$

29,975


$

69,710


$

90,897

Print services



3,371



4,140



9,883



12,851



$

25,417


$

34,115


$

79,593


$

103,748


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 September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

  Sales


$

159


$

175


$

386


$

412

  Community and content



28



23



12



39

  General and administrative



368



424



971



1,159

  Information and technology



54



61



193



197



$

609


$

683


$

1,562


$

1,807









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 September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,




2013


2012


2013


2012











IFRS EPS                                                                                                        


$

0.15


$

0.23


$

0.77


$

0.59















IFRS Net Profit


$

5,356


$

8,205


$

27,751


$

21,029















Non-cash stock based compensation expense (Note 1)



609



683



1,562



1,807















Amortization of intangibles (Note 2)



167



221



594



604















Impairment loss on investment in associate



-



-



-



302















Impairment of goodwill and intangibles



-



-



2,531



-















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



-



-



(13,124)



-















Non-IFRS Net Profit


$

6,132


$

9,109


$

19,314


$

23,742















Non-IFRS diluted net profit per share


$

0.17


$

0.25


$

0.54


$

0.66





























Total shares used in non-IFRS diluted net profit

 per share calculations



36,186,254



35,862,759



36,045,545



35,718,965















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 September 30,


Nine months ended September 30,




2013


2012


2013


2012











IFRS profit from operations


$

8,359


$

11,724


$

32,182


$

24,754















Depreciation and amortization



2,038



2,875



6,487



6,928















EBITDA



10,397



14,599



38,669



31,682















Non-cash stock based compensation expense



609



683



1,562



1,807















Impairment of goodwill and intangibles



-



-



2,531



-















Profit on sale of property, net of transaction costs



-



-



(15,410)



-















Adjusted EBITDA


$

11,006


$

15,282


$

27,352


$

33,489














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

ended December 31,


Six months

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


35,856,577















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/2013/11/20131114113835308323.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




 

 

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