Trans World Entertainment Announces Third Quarter Results

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended November 2, 2013.  For the third quarter of 2013, the Company reported a net loss of $3.3 million, or a loss of $0.10 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million, or a loss of $0.07 per share, for the same period last year.    

Comparable store sales for the quarter were down 3.7%.  Total sales for the quarter decreased 13.1% to $79.8 million compared to $91.8 million in 2012.  During the quarter, the Company operated an average of 356 stores compared to 379 last year, a 6.1% decline. 

Gross profit for the quarter was $30.7 million, or 38.5% of sales, as compared to $34.7 million, or 37.9% of sales for the same period last year.  Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses decreased 8.2% for the quarter to $32.5 million compared to $35.4 million for the comparable period last year.  The reduction in SG&A expenses was due to fewer stores in operation.  As a percentage of sales, SG&A expenses were 40.8% versus 38.6% for the same period last year.

For the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2013, total sales decreased 13.8% to $254.5 million, compared to $295.1 million for the same period in 2012.  Comparable store sales for the thirty-nine week period decreased 4.7%.  Net loss for the thirty-nine week period was $4.3 million, or a loss of $0.13 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.3 million, or a loss of $0.04 per share, for the same period last year.

Gross profit for the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2013 was $98.5 million, or 38.7% of sales, compared to $112.4 million, or 38.1%, of sales for the same period last year.  For the thirty-nine weeks ended November 2, 2013, SG&A expenses decreased 9.6% to $98.5 million compared to $108.9 million in the comparable period last year.  As a percentage of sales, SG&A expenses were 38.7% versus 36.9% for the same period last year.

Cash on hand at the end of the quarter was $86.0 million, compared to $59.9 million at the end of the third quarter last year.  Inventory was $174.9 million at the end of the quarter, versus $178.3 million at the end of the third quarter last year, a decline of 1.9%. 

Trans World will host a teleconference call today, Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET to discuss its financial results. Interested parties can listen to the simultaneous webcast on the Company's corporate website, www.twec.com.

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment products, including video, music, trend, electronics, video games and related products.  The Company operates retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, primarily under the names f.y.e. for your entertainment and Suncoast and on the web at www.fye.com, www.wherehouse.com, and www.secondspin.com.

Certain statements in this release set forth management's intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future based on current facts and analyses.  Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such statements.  Additional information on factors that may affect the business and financial results of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Financial Results





















STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS:










(in thousands, except per share data)











Thirteen Weeks Ended


Thirty-nine Weeks Ended


November 2,

% to

October 27,

% to


November 2,

% to

October 27,

% to


2013

Sales

2012

Sales


2013

Sales

2012

Sales











Net sales

$        79,772


$    91,769



$       254,473


$   295,094












Cost of sales

49,032

61.5%

57,032

62.1%


155,930

61.3%

182,724

61.9%

Gross profit

30,740

38.5%

34,737

37.9%


98,543

38.7%

112,370

38.1%











Selling, general and










   administrative expenses

32,524

40.8%

35,417

38.6%


98,516

38.7%

108,928

36.9%











Depreciation and amortization

1,028

1.3%

948

1.0%


2,713

1.1%

2,774

0.9%

Loss from operations

(2,812)

-3.6%

(1,628)

-1.7%


(2,686)

-1.1%

668

0.2%











Interest expense, net

481

0.6%

513

0.6%


1,451

0.6%

1,805

0.6%











Loss before income taxes

(3,293)

-4.2%

(2,141)

-2.3%


(4,137)

-1.7%

(1,137)

-0.4%

Income tax expense

22

0.0%

47

0.1%


119

0.0%

141

0.0%





















Net income (loss)

$         (3,315)

-4.2%

$     (2,188)

-2.4%


$          (4,256)

-1.7%

$      (1,278)

-0.4%











Basic Loss per common share:




















Basic Loss per share

$           (0.10)


$       (0.07)



$             (0.13)


$        (0.04)












Weighted average number of










   common shares outstanding - basic

32,586


31,555



32,673


31,543












Diluted Loss per common share:




















Diluted Loss per share

$           (0.10)


$       (0.07)



$             (0.13)


$        (0.04)












Weighted average number of










   common shares outstanding - diluted

32,586


31,555



32,673


31,543






















SELECTED BALANCE SHEET CAPTIONS:






November 2,


October 27,


(in thousands, except store data)






2013


2012












Cash and cash equivalents






$          86,028


$     59,932


Merchandise inventory






174,884


178,332


Fixed assets (net)






12,647


15,264


Accounts payable






72,971


65,002


Borrowings under line of credit






-


-


Long-term capital lease, less current portion







1,218


2,250












Stores in operation, end of period






360


376


 

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation



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