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Global Sources reports second quarter 2012 results – Press Releases

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NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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Global Sources' executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrichs, said: “As we anticipated, our second quarter revenue was impacted by the slowdown in mainland China's exports. Consumer demand from the large markets of Western Europe and the United States is likely to remain soft in the near term and this is expected to continue impacting our core business. However, we are also continuing to develop our business in the mainland China domestic market, where for example, our recently completed SZIC fashion show in Shenzhen had strong attendance and booth sales. 

“Although the business outlook is very uncertain, we have a highly experienced management team that remains focused on steadily enhancing our competitive position, while maintaining our strong balance sheet.”

Financial highlights – Second quarter: 2012 compared to 2011

  • Revenue was $66.8 million, as compared to $66.5 million.
    • Online revenue was $30.0 million, as compared to $29.9 million.
    • Exhibitions revenue was $30.5 million, as compared to $29.1 million.
    • Print revenue was $4.4 million, as compared to $6.1 million.
  • IFRS net income was $9.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, as compared to second quarter 2011 IFRS net income of $10.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.
  • Non-IFRS net income was $11.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, as compared to $11.1 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $12.8 million, as compared to $12.9 million for the second quarter of 2011.
  • Total deferred income and customer prepayments were $121.3 million as at June 30, 2012, as compared to $116.6 million as at June 30, 2011.

Financial highlights – Six Months Ended June 30: 2012 compared to 2011 – in accordance with IFRS

  • Revenue was $105.7 million, as compared to $104.1 million.
  • IFRS net income was $12.8 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, as compared to $13.6 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. 
  • Non-IFRS net income was $14.6 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, as compared to $15.2 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2011. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $18.2 million, as compared to $18.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. 

Global Sources' CFO, Connie Lai, said: “Our balance sheet remains very strong. The cash and securities position at June 30, 2012 was $106.0 million, as compared to $93.3 million at the end of March 2012, and we have no debt.

“Our second half guidance reflects two positive seasonal impacts in the third quarter. We will recognize revenue and earnings from our SZIC show, which was held in early July, and was not included in the 2011 results. Our guidance also reflects the first China Sourcing Fairs in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which just concluded a few days ago.

“For the second half of 2012, we expect the revenue mix to range between 45% and 46% for online, 44% and 45% for exhibitions, 6% and 7% for print, and approximately 3% for miscellaneous. In comparison, the revenue mix for the second half of 2011 was approximately 50% for online, 37% for exhibitions, 11% for print, and 2% for miscellaneous.”

Financial expectations for the second half of 2012 under IFRS

  • For the second half of 2012 ending December 31, 2012:
    • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $120.0 million to $122.0 million, as compared to $121.0 million for the second half of 2011.
    • IFRS EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.38 to $0.42, as compared to $0.45 per diluted share in the second half of 2011. SBC and the amortization of intangibles as it relates to certain equity compensation plans and impairment of goodwill and intangibles are estimated to be an expense of $0.07 per diluted share for the second half of 2012.
    • Non-IFRS EPS is expected to be in the range of $0.45 to $0.49, as compared to $0.52 per diluted share for the same period in 2011.  
    • Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $23.8 million to $25.3 million, as compared to $23.5 million in the second half of 2011.  

Recent Corporate Highlights

  • The inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Sao Paulo, Brazil were launched in August. The Fairs were the largest expositions of mainland China-made products in Brazil, featuring 500 booths. Total attendance exceeded 5,400 and included buyers from 23 countries. The Fairs are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources.
  • Held the SZIC fashion show in Shenzhen in July featuring more than 3,500 booths. The Fair is one of the largest fashion shows in Asia.
  • Held the 2nd China Sourcing Fairs in Miami in July for buyers in the U.S.A. and Latin America, featuring over 650 booths. Total attendance exceeded 6,000 and included buyers from 60 countries and territories.
  • Held Global Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components in Shanghai in June, featuring about 600 booths. Buyers who attended included leading international and mainland China domestic brands such as 3M, Amazon, BYD, Canon, Carrefour, Dangdang, eBay, Foxconn Technology, Huawei, Philips, SCUD, Sony and Target.
  • Held the 6th China Sourcing Fairs in Dubai in May, featuring over 800 booths. Total attendance exceeded 12,000 and included buyers from more than 146 countries.
  • Held its spring series of trade shows in Hong Kong in April featuring approximately 6,800 booths from 11 countries and regions. Total attendance exceeded 61,200 and included buyers from more than 167 countries and territories.
  • Private Sourcing Events were held from April through July for more than 75 sourcing teams from very large buying organizations including Amazon.com, Dollar General, Future Group, Gloria Jeans, Kingfisher, Liverpool, MGB Metro Group, and WH Smith. These events created over 390 high quality, one-on-one selling opportunities for Global Sources suppliers.

Conference call for Global Sources second quarter 2012 earnings

Executive Chairman Merle A. Hinrichs and CFO Connie Lai are scheduled to conduct a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on August 23, 2012 (8:00 p.m. on August 23, 2012 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 4553190 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 August 30, 2012. To listen to the telephone replay dial (800) 406-7325 or dial (1-303) 590-3030 outside the United States, and enter pass code 4553190. For those in the Hong Kong area, the replay dial-in number is (852) 3056-2777, and the pass code is 4553190.

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 (http://www.globalsources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1.18 million international buyers, including 90 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 provides 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 over 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, gains or losses on acquisitions and investments, 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 and impairment of goodwill and intangible assets.

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,

2012

2011

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

98,696

$

81,903

Term deposits with banks

2,043

2,764

Financial assets, available-for-sale

5,255

13,250

Accounts receivables

4,362

4,711

Receivables from sales representatives

9,068

6,523

Inventories

263

230

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

22,759

20,895

142,446

130,276

Non-current assets

Property and equipment

54,352

55,761

Investment properties

74,085

75,370

Intangible assets

36,040

11,946

Long term investment

100

100

Deferred income tax assets

307

325

Other non-current assets

2,854

2,552

167,738

146,054

Total assets

$

310,184

$

276,330

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable

$

10,994

$

7,698

Deferred income and customer prepayments

112,199

101,841

Accrued liabilities

16,645

17,723

Income tax liabilities

858

714

140,696

127,976

Non-current liabilities

Deferred income and customer prepayments

9,129

8,290

Deferred income tax liabilities

4,906

1,510

14,035

9,800

Total liabilities

154,731

137,776

Equity attributable to Company's shareholders

Common shares

520

518

Treasury shares

(150,089)

(150,089)

Other reserves

153,097

152,591

Retained earnings

139,477

126,653

Total Company shareholders' equity

143,005

129,673

Non-controlling interests

12,448

8,881

Total equity

$

155,453

$

138,554

Total liabilities and equity

$

310,184

$

276,330

 

                                                                                                          

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,      

2012

2011

2012

2011

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Revenue:

    Online and other media services (Note 1) 

$        34,410

$        35,961

$        69,633

$        67,943

    Exhibitions 

30,507

29,111

32,724

33,492

    Miscellaneous 

1,861

1,470

3,338

2,643

$        66,778

$        66,542

$      105,695

$      104,078

Operating Expenses:

    Sales (Note 2) 

23,532

23,370

38,566

37,809

    Event production 

9,660

9,696

9,986

10,748

    Community and content (Note 2) 

8,968

9,767

15,896

16,789

    General and administrative (Note 2) 

11,404

10,381

21,578

18,624

    Information and technology (Note 2) 

3,248

3,070

6,639

6,243

Total Operating Expenses 

$        56,812

$        56,284

$        92,665

$        90,213

Profit from Operations 

$          9,966

$        10,258

$        13,030

$        13,865

    Interest income 

246

68

432

116

    Share of loss of associate 

(10)

(24)

    Impairment loss on investment in associate           

(302)

(302)

Profit before Income Taxes 

$          9,900

$        10,326

$        13,136

$        13,981

Income tax expense 

(373)

(469)

(536)

(524)

Net Profit  

$          9,527

$          9,857

$        12,600

$        13,457

Net profit attributable to non-controlling interests  

192

231

224

167

Net profit attributable to the Company's

    shareholders

$          9,719

$        10,088

$        12,824

$        13,624

Diluted net profit per share attributable to the

    Company's shareholders  

$            0.27

$            0.28

$            0.36

$            0.38

Shares used in diluted net profit per share

    calculations 

35,853,512

35,508,534

35,716,189

35,424,395

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

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

    Online services 

$        30,045

$        29,863

$        60,922

$        57,102

    Print services 

4,365

6,098

8,711

10,841

$        34,410

$        35,961

$        69,633

$        67,943

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,

2012

2011

2012

2011

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

    Sales 

$            175

$            226

$            237

$             344

    Community and content 

51

90

16

117

    General and administrative 

470

473

735

619

    Information and technology 

64

64

136

143

$            760

$            853

$         1,124

$          1,223

 

 

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,

2012

2011

2012

2011

IFRS EPS

$           0.27

$           0.28

$         0.36

$          0.38

IFRS Net Profit

$         9,719

$       10,088

$      12,824

$      13,624

Non-cash stock based compensation expense (Note 1)       

760

853

1,124

1,223

Amortization of intangibles (Note 2)

192

191

383

381

Impairment loss on investment in associate

302

302

Non-IFRS Net Profit

$       10,973

$       11,132

$     14,633

$      15,228

Non-IFRS diluted net profit per share

$           0.31

$           0.31

$         0.41

$          0.43

Total shares used in non-IFRS diluted net profit

 per share calculations

35,853,512

35,508,534

35,716,189

35,424,395

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,

2012

2011

2012

2011

IFRS profit from operations

$       9,966

$     10,258

$     13,030

$      13,865

Depreciation and amortization

2,089

1,816

4,053

3,337

EBITDA

12,055

12,074

17,083

17,202

Non-cash stock based compensation expense

760

853

1,124

1,223

Adjusted EBITDA

$     12,815

$     12,927

$     18,207

$      18,425

 

 

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,

2012

2011

Revenue

$120.0

to

$122.0

$121.0

IFRS EPS

$0.38

to

$0.42

$0.45

Non-cash stock based compensation expense (Note 1)

$0.04

$0.04

$0.04

Amortization of intangibles (Note 2)

$0.01

$0.01

$0.01

Impairment of goodwill and intangibles 

$0.02

$0.02

$0.02

Non-IFRS diluted net income per share

$0.45

to

$0.49

$0.52

Total shares used in non-IFRS diluted net income

 per share calculations

35,873,673

35,873,673

35,385,218

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/2012/08/20120823103520753132.pdf

Press Contact in Asia

Investor Contact in Asia

Camellia So

Suzanne Wang

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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