Jewett-Cameron Announces Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

07 Nov, 2012, 17:37 ET from Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.

NORTH PLAINS, Ore., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: JCTCF) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012 Jewett-Cameron reported net income after other items and income taxes of $3,059,931, or $1.78 per diluted share, on sales of $45.95 million, compared to net income of $902,394, or $0.44 per diluted share, on sales of $42.06 million, reported for fiscal 2011. The net income in the current year was positively affected by litigation income and related interest of $1,457,096. The prior years' results were negatively affected by a litigation loss and related interest expenses of ($1,402,863).

Sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 totaled $10.8 million compared to sales of $11.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. The company reported net income of $771,034, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to net income of $647,456, or $0.31 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

"We have continued to focus on our strengths of being a reliable and valuable supplier of quality products to our customers. Our successful efforts are reflected in our higher sales and income from operations for the year," said CEO Don Boone. "We also began shipping several new products to complement our existing product lines. However, higher material and transportation costs continue to have a negative effect on our margins."

As of August 31, 2012, the Company's cash position was $7.3 million, and currently there is no borrowing against its $5.0 million line of credit.

During fiscal 2012, the Company re-purchased and cancelled a total of 340,486 shares of its common stock at an average price of $9.03 per share. The total cost of these share repurchases in fiscal 2012 was $3,075,559. On August 17, 2012, the Company announced the Board of Directors had authorized a new Rule 10b-18 share repurchase plan to purchase for cancellation up to 400,000 common shares. This share repurchase plan commenced on August 20, 2012 and will remain in place until March 15, 2013 but may be limited or terminated at any time without prior notice. As of November 7, 2012, no common shares have been repurchased under the new plan.

About Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.

Jewett-Cameron Trading Company is a holding company that operates through subsidiary companies as follows. Jewett-Cameron Lumber Corporation is a wholesaler of wood products and a manufacturer and distributor of specialty metal products, sold principally to home centers and other retailers. Greenwood Products is a processor and distributor of industrial wood and other specialty building products principally to customers in the marine and transportation industries. MSI-PRO is an importer and distributor of pneumatic air tools, industrial clamps, and the Avenger Products line of sawblades and other products. Jewett-Cameron Seed Company is a processor and distributor of agricultural seeds.

Forward-looking Statements

The information in this release contains certain forward-looking statements that anticipate future trends and events. These statements are based on certain assumptions that may prove to be erroneous and are subject to certain risks, including but not limited to, the uncertainties of the Company's new product introductions, the risks of increased competition and technological change in the Company's industry, and other factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings. Accordingly, actual results may differ, possibly materially, from predictions contained herein.

Contact: Don Boone, President & CEO, (503) 647-0110

JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING COMPANY LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)

AS OF AUGUST 31

2012

2011

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash

$ 7,309,388

$ 6,774,127

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

of $6,509 (August 31, 2011 - $0)

3,092,842

3,897,086

Inventory, net of allowance

of $139,869 (August 31, 2011 - $204,860) (note 3)

7,085,389

5,815,593

Note receivable

20,000

41,500

Prepaid expenses

388,957

848,341

Prepaid income taxes

-

682,527

Total current assets

17,896,576

18,059,174

Property, plant and equipment, net (note 4)

1,997,109

1,850,037

Intangible assets, net (note 5)

444,203

510,771

Deferred income taxes (note 6)

101,573

157,862

Total assets

$ 20,439,461

$ 20,577,844

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$ 1,577,182

$ 519,265

Litigation reserve (Note 13(a))

170,819

1,627,915

Accrued liabilities

1,181,067

941,846

Accrued income taxes

37,203

-

Total current liabilities

2,966,271

3,089,026

Contingent liabilities and commitments (note 13)

Stockholders' equity

Capital stock (note 8)

Authorized

20,000,000 common shares, without par value

10,000,000 preferred shares, without par value

Issued

1,567,971 common shares (August 31, 2011 - 1,908,457)

1,479,721

1,801,043

Additional paid-in capital

600,804

600,804

Retained earnings

15,392,665

15,086,971

Total stockholders' equity

17,473,190

17,488,818

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 20,439,461

$ 20,577,844

JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING COMPANY LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)

YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31

2012

2011

SALES

$ 45,945,530

$ 42,056,470

COST OF SALES

37,306,129

33,930,109

GROSS PROFIT

8,639,401

8,126,361

OPERATING EXPENSES

Selling, general and administrative

1,463,550

1,680,428

Depreciation and amortization

244,216

261,542

Wages and employee benefits

3,368,495

3,348,143

5,076,261

5,290,113

Income from operations

3,563,140

2,836,248

OTHER ITEMS

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

(2,652)

Interest and other income (loss)

13,968

(30)

Interest expense

(743)

(440,726)

Litigation income (loss) (note 13(a))

1,443,629

(962,137)

1,456,854

(1,405,545)

Income before income taxes

5,019,994

1,430,703

Income taxes (note 6)

Current

1,903,774

487,589

Deferred

56,289

40,720

Net income for the year

$ 3,059,931

$ 902,394

Basic earnings per common share

$ 1.78

$ 0.44

Diluted earnings per common share

$ 1.78

$ 0.44

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

1,722,106

2,060,587

Diluted

1,722,106

2,060,587

JEWETT-CAMERON TRADING COMPANY LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in U.S. Dollars)

YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31

2012

2011

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income for the year

$ 3,059,931

$ 902,394

Items not affecting cash:

Depreciation and amortization

244,216

261,542

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

2,652

Deferred income taxes

56,289

40,720

Litigation (income) loss

(1,443,629)

962,137

Interest (income) expense on litigation

(13,467)

440,726

Changes in non-cash working capital items:

Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable

804,244

(22,972)

Decrease in note receivable

21,500

-

(Increase) decrease in inventory

(1,269,796)

450,189

Decrease (increase) decrease in prepaid expenses

459,384

(791,645)

Decrease (increase) in prepaid income taxes

682,527

(682,527)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

1,297,138

82,132

Increase (decrease) in accrued income taxes

37,203

(8,133)

Net cash provided by operating activities

3,935,540

1,637,215

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

5,450

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(311,670)

(118,707)

Purchase of intangible assets and other

(13,050)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(324,720)

(113,257)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Redemption of common stock

(3,075,559)

(3,460,145)

Net cash used in financing activities

(3,075,559)

(3,460,145)

Net increase (decrease) in cash

535,261

(1,936,187)

Cash, beginning of year

6,774,127

8,710,314

Cash, end of year

$ 7,309,388

$ 6,774,127

SOURCE Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.



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