VOXX International Corporation Reports Its Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter And Six-Month Financial Results

VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and consumer technologies for the global markets, today announced its financial results for its Fiscal 2022 second quarter and six-months ended August 31, 2021.

Commenting on the Company’s Fiscal 2022 results year-to-date and continued business momentum, Pat Lavelle, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “The VOXX team has done a good job navigating through what we believe was the worst of the supply chain shortfalls and we have the inventory on hand or in transit, to deliver for our customers. Excluding professional fees related to transactions which are now complete, our operations performed slightly better than the first half of Fiscal 2021, with Adjusted EBITDA up $3.9 million. We expect growth will continue in the second half of the year and to be up approximately 15% for the full fiscal year. We also expect good bottom-line performance, with extra investments in R&D to support new automotive OEM programs and future EyeLock business.”

Lavelle continued, “While the industry still faces supply chain constraints, I believe we have taken the right steps to offset the higher costs of doing business, providing us with more flexibility. New automotive OEM awards received and with more expected, expanded distribution within our Premium Audio group and the added contributions from our acquisition of Onkyo’s home entertainment A/V business, and our new distribution agreement with GalvanEyes for EyeLock’s biometrics products, all provide avenues for strong growth and improved bottom-line performance in the years ahead.”

Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter Comparisons

Net sales in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter ended August 31, 2021, were $143.1 million as compared to net sales of $128.0 million in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter ended August 31, 2020, an increase of $15.1 million or 11.8%.

Automotive Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter were $45.8 million as compared to $32.6 million in the comparable year-ago period, an increase of $13.1 million or 40.2%. For the same comparable periods, OEM product sales were $16.4 million as compared to $10.7 million, an increase of $5.7 million or 53.1%. Aftermarket product sales for the Fiscal 2022 second quarter were $29.4 million as compared to $21.9 million, an increase of $7.4 million or 33.9%. Driving the year-over-year improvements were higher sales from the Company’s DEI subsidiary, which was formed pursuant to our July 2020 acquisition, higher OEM sales for rear-seat entertainment solutions with Amazon’s Fire TV, and an increase in sales for automotive safety and security products, among other factors.
Consumer Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter were $97.0 million as compared to $95.0 million in the comparable year-ago period, an increase of $2.0 million or 2.1%. For the same comparable periods, Premium Audio product sales were $76.1 million as compared to $69.3 million, an increase of $6.9 million or 9.9%. Driving the year-over-year improvements were higher sales from the Company’s 11 Trading Company LLC subsidiary (“11TC”), higher sales of premium wireless speakers and wireless computer speakers, and an increase in sales within Europe. Other Consumer Electronics (“CE”) product sales of $20.8 million and $25.7 million, declined by $4.9 million or 19.0% when comparing the Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021 second quarter periods. The CE product sales declines were driven primarily by higher sales in Fiscal 2021 brought about by the COVID-19 environment as more people were working from home, as well as industrywide supply chain constraints.
Biometrics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021 second quarters were approximately $0.3 million, relatively flat for the comparable periods.

The gross margin in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter was 26.0% as compared to 29.7% in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter, a decline of 370 basis points, or a $0.9 million decline in gross profit. The year-over-year decline in gross margin was primarily driven by global, industry-wide supply chain constraints.

Automotive Electronics segment gross margin of 23.9% as compared to 20.6%, up 330 basis points. The year-over-year improvement was primarily related to sales of aftermarket products from the Company’s DEI subsidiary and higher sales of OEM security and remote start products. Offsetting factors include the higher costs of materials and shipping, as well as start-up production costs related to new OEM rear-seat entertainment programs.
Consumer Electronics segment gross margin of 26.9% as compared to 32.9%, down 600 basis points. The primary driver for the year-over-year declines were significant increases in container costs and surcharges, and sales of certain products through new distribution channels, the latter of which, positively impacted revenue and gross profit dollars, but led to lower gross margin. Sales of premium headphones and products sold through 11TC positively contributed to gross margin, and in Europe, gross margins improved primarily due to product mix.
Biometrics segment gross margins of 30.4% as compared to 0.4%. The year-over-year improvement was primarily driven by price reductions in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter as new products were introduced to market.

Total operating expenses in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter were $39.9 million as compared to $29.6 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 period, an increase of $10.4 million.

Selling expenses increased by $2.6 million when comparing the periods ended August 31, 2021, and August 31, 2020. This was primarily due to a $1.5 million increase in salary expenses and related payroll taxes due to the absence of COVID-19 related furloughs and salary and bonus reductions, and higher headcount related to the newly formed subsidiaries. Higher commissions as a result of an increase in net sales, as well as higher advertising expenses, digital payment fees and travel expenses comprised the majority of the remainder of the increase.
General and administrative expenses increased by $2.5 million when comparing the periods ended August 31, 2021, and August 31, 2020. Higher salary and office expenses related to COVID-19 comprised $1.4 million of the year-over-year increase. The remainder was primarily related to higher professional fees, which increased by approximately $0.9 million for the comparable periods.
Engineering and technical support expenses increased by $3.1 million when comparing the periods ended August 31, 2021 and August 31, 2020. The year-over-year increase was due to higher labor and related payroll taxes associated with the DEI subsidiary, research and development expenses to support a new automotive OEM program, product certification costs, the absence of companywide furloughs related to the COVID-19 environment, and reimbursements of engineering expenses in prior periods.

The Company reported an operating loss in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter of $2.7 million as compared to operating income of $8.5 million in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter.

Total other income, net, for the three-months ended August 31, 2021, was $1.8 million as compared to total other income, net, of $0.6 million for the three-months ended August 31, 2020. The primary drivers were a decline of $0.4 million in interest and bank charges, a $0.2 million improvement in equity in income of equity investees, which relates to higher sales and net income from the Company’s 50% non-controlling interest in ASA Electronics, LLC (“ASA”), and a $0.6 million increase in other, net for the comparable periods, which relates to net foreign currency gains or losses, interest income, rental income, and other miscellaneous income and expense.

Net income attributable to VOXX International Corporation in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter was $0.3 million as compared to net income attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $7.3 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 period. The Company reported basic and diluted net income per share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.01 in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter as compared to basic and diluted net income per common share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.30 in the comparable Fiscal 2021 period.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter was $3.2 million as compared to EBITDA in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter of $13.5 million. Adjusted EBITDA in the Fiscal 2022 second quarter was $6.4 million as compared to Adjusted EBITDA in the Fiscal 2021 second quarter of $14.0 million.

Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2021 Six-Month Comparisons

Net sales in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period ended August 31, 2021, were $280.2 million as compared to net sales of $200.0 million in the Fiscal 2021 six-month period ended August 31, 2020, up $80.2 million or 40.1%.

Automotive Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period were $88.4 million as compared to $49.9 million in the comparable year-ago period, an increase of $38.5 million or 77.2%. For the same comparable periods, OEM product sales were $31.3 million as compared to $18.4 million, an increase of $12.9 million or 70.5%, and aftermarket product sales were $57.1 million as compared to $31.5 million, an increase of $25.6 million or 81.1%.
Consumer Electronics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period were $191.1 million as compared to $149.5 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 six-month period, an increase of $41.6 million or 27.8%. For the same comparable periods, Premium Audio product sales were $147.7 million as compared to $103.8 million, an increase of $43.9 million or 42.3%, and Other Consumer Electronics product sales declined were $43.3 million as compared to $45.7 million, a decline of $2.3 million or 5.1%.
Biometrics segment net sales in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period were $0.5 million as compared to $0.4 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 six-month period, an increase of $0.1 million or 27.2%.

The gross margin in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period was 26.4% as compared to 29.0% in the Fiscal 2021 six-month period, a decline of 260 basis points, and a $15.8 million improvement in gross profit.

Automotive Electronics segment gross margin of 25.4% as compared to 19.6%, up 580 basis points.
Consumer Electronics segment gross margin of 26.7% as compared to 32.1%, down 540 basis points.
Biometrics segment gross margins of 25.5% as compared to negative gross margin of -6.1%.

Total operating expenses in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period were $77.0 million as compared to $57.6 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 six-month period, an increase of $19.4 million. Within this and for the same six-month periods ended August 31, 2021 and August 31, 2020:

Selling expenses increased by $5.5 million.
General and administrative expenses increased by $6.3 million.
Engineering and technical support expenses increased by $4.9 million.
Acquisition costs increased by $2.7 million.

The Company reported an operating loss in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period of $3.1 million as compared to operating income of $0.4 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 six-month period.

Total other income, net, for the six-month period ended August 31, 2021, was $4.5 million as compared to total other income, net, of $1.4 million for the six-month period ended August 31, 2020, an improvement of $3.1 million. Within this and for the same six-month periods ended August 31, 2020 and August 31, 2021:

Interest and bank charges declined by $0.7 million.
Equity in income of equity investee increased by $2.0 million.
Other, net increased by $0.4 million.

Net income attributable to VOXX International Corporation in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period was $3.0 million as compared to a net loss attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.9 million in the comparable Fiscal 2021 period. The Company reported basic and diluted net income per share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.12 in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period as compared to a basic and diluted net loss per common share attributable to VOXX International Corporation of $0.04 in the comparable Fiscal 2021 period.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period was $9.6 million as compared to EBITDA in the Fiscal 2021 six-month period of $10.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA in the Fiscal 2022 six-month period was $14.6 million as compared to Adjusted EBITDA in the Fiscal 2021 six-month period of $10.7 million.

Balance Sheet Update
As of August 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $41.1 million as compared to $36.7 million as of May 31, 2021 and $59.4 million as of February 28, 2021. Total debt as of August 31, 2021, was $7.7 million as compared to $7.0 million as of May 31, 2021 and $7.1 million as of February 28, 2021. The increase in total debt is related to a Euro asset-based lending credit facility related to VOXX Germany. Total long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs as of August 31, 2021 was $5.2 million as compared to $5.3 million as of May 31, 2021 and $6.0 million as of February 28, 2021.

Conference Call Information
VOXX International Corporation will be hosting its conference call and webcast on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Interested parties can participate by visiting www.voxxintl.com and clicking on the webcast in the Investor Relations section or via teleconference using the information below.

A webcast and teleconference replay will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call.

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