VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Contacts Inc. ("Coastal" or "the Company") (TSX:COA) (Stockholm:COA) the planet's biggest online eyewear company today announced its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2012.
During the second quarter of fiscal 2012 Coastal Contacts generated record revenues of $48.2 million dollars and EBITDA of $0.9 million.
Mr. Roger Hardy, Coastal's Founder and CEO, commented, "We are pleased with our progress in a number of operational and strategic areas during the second quarter of 2012. Growing the glasses business to $46 million for the trailing twelve months, an increase of 67% compared to the previous period makes us the clear category leader.
Our core contact lens business showed steady organic growth in the quarter, providing a predictable stream of earnings. The glasses category showed a significant increase in units shipped year-over-year, and we continue to focus on investment in this rapidly growing category. Our team did an outstanding job elevating our brand with customers and improving the customer service offering across the board. Our strategy to introduce customers to "a better way to buy eyewear" generated record glasses results. Our execution around delivering eyewear to customers continues to improve, resulting in improved customer ratings and greater awareness of this new category. It was a great heads down quarter of generating new orders, growing awareness and improving service to customers."
Some highlights of the quarter:
Mr. Hardy commented, "It's been an exciting year so far at Coastal as we served more than one million customers during the first six months of fiscal 2012. It's rewarding to see and hear our customers telling the stories of how we have changed the way they will buy eyewear forever. It remains early days in this nascent category."
We look forward to reporting continued progress in the coming quarters."
Key financial metrics for the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011:
Coastal reported cash and cash equivalents of $13.4 million at the end of the quarter.
|COASTAL CONTACTS INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (unaudited)|
|(Stated in Thousands of Canadian Dollars)|
|April 30,||October 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 13,387||$ 16,864|
|Trade and other receivables||6,768||6,013|
|Income tax receivable||--||79|
|Total current assets||45,238||52,309|
|Deferred tax asset||91||97|
|Property, equipment and leasehold improvements||8,919||8,960|
|Total non-current assets||27,918||28,457|
|Total assets||$ 73,156||$ 80,766|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Trade and other payables||$ 28,264||$ 36,098|
|Income taxes payable||601||--|
|Finance lease obligation||1,037||2,646|
|Operating line of credit||3,799||--|
|Other current liabilities||251||280|
|Total current liabilities||34,992||40,081|
|Other long-term liabilities||765||859|
|Finance lease obligation||1,719||1,911|
|Long-term operating line of credit||--||1,500|
|Deferred tax liability||2,996||3,306|
|Total non-current liabilities||5,480||7,576|
|Unlimited common shares without par value|
|Unlimited Class A preferred shares without par value|
|Issued and outstanding:|
|56,464,657 common shares [2011- 56,221,157]||41,023||40,667|
|Share-based payments reserve||3,403||2,934|
|Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)||(440)||372|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$ 73,156||$ 80,766|
|COASTAL CONTACTS INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS (LOSS) (unaudited)|
|(Stated in Thousands of Canadian Dollars, except per share amounts)|
|Three months ended April 30||Six months ended April 30|
|Sales||$ 48,212||$ 43,835||$ 95,061||$ 84,447|
|Cost of sales||27,399||24,650||55,232||48,809|
|Selling and marketing||11,189||10,069||21,303||19,396|
|General and administration||5,000||4,560||9,692||10,536|
|Results from operating activities||(97)||162||(40)||(2,694)|
|Financing costs (income)||(122)||(76)||69||142|
|Earnings (loss) before income taxes||25||238||(109)||(2,836)|
|Income tax expense - current||241||193||570||237|
|Income tax expense (recovery) - deferred||26||(23)||(241)||(759)|
|Net income tax expense (recovery)||267||170||329||(522)|
|Net earnings (loss) for the period||(242)||68||(438)||(2,314)|
|Other comprehensive earnings (loss)|
|Foreign currency translation differences||(66)||108||(812)||499|
|Total comprehensive earnings (loss) for the period||$ (308)||$ 176||$ (1,250)||$ (1,815)|
|Basic loss per share||$ (0.00)||$ 0.00||$ (0.01)||$ (0.04)|
|Diluted loss per share||$ (0.00)||$ 0.00||$ (0.01)||$ (0.04)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic||56,419,663||55,146,207||56,342,495||55,283,999|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted||56,419,663||57,308,463||56,342,495||55,283,999|
Coastal Contacts will host a conference call to review the financial results and Company operations on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 4:30pm ET. Participating in the call will be Roger Hardy, Founder and CEO and Nick Bozikis, CFO.
To attend the call, participants may dial:
|North American Toll Free||1-888-892-3255|
|Sweden||46 852 503 436|
A replay of the call will be available for 7 days. To access the replay listeners may dial:
The following selected financial information is qualified in its entirety by, and should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 and accompanying notes and Management's Discussion and Analysis which may be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Coastal's risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in the Company's Annual Information Form dated December 14, 2011, which is also available on SEDAR.
Adjusted EBITDA as referenced in this news release is a Non-IFRS measure and is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share based compensation and restructuring charges. See "Supplemental Non-IFRS Measures" herein.
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:
|For the three months ended April 30,||For the six months ended April 30,|
|Net earnings (loss)||(242)||68||(438)||(2,314)|
|Depreciation and amortization||782||635||1,438||1,259|
|Interest expense, net||110||74||231||135|
|Income tax expense (recovery)||267||170||329||(522)|
|Share-based payments expense||264||183||576||360|
|Foreign exchange (gain) loss||(232)||(151)||(162)||6|
|Management change costs||--||--||--||2,335|
Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards
Coastal adopted IFRS for the 2012 fiscal year as required by the CICA Accounting Standards Board. The financial statements, including the fiscal 2011 comparative figures are prepared in accordance with IFRS and IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting. Reconciliations prepared in accordance with IFRS 1, First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards are provided in note 11 of the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements. The transition to IFRS did not result in a material impact on the Coastal's business functions or activities.
Supplemental Non-IFRS Measures
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net earnings, cash flows and other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with IFRS.
Adjusted EBITDA is a measure we believe is useful in assessing performance and highlighting trends on an overall basis. Adjusted EBITDA differs from the most comparable IFRS measure, net earnings, primarily because it does not include interest, income taxes, amortization, depreciation, restructuring cost and share-based compensation expense.
New orders, reorders, shipped orders and active customers are non-IFRS measures that do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. New orders are orders shipped to new customers, net of returns. Reorders are orders shipped to returning customers, net of returns.
About Coastal Contacts Inc.:
Coastal Contacts, Inc. is the planet's biggest online eyewear company. Coastal empowers customers to easily browse, try on and buy eyewear—saving time, money and sanity. With every pair of qualifying frames purchased, Coastal donates a pair to someone in need through its Change the View project. Founded in 2000, Coastal designs, produces and distributes the largest selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses on the Internet, including a unique combination of designer eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and vision care accessories. Coastal services customers in more than 150 countries through the Coastal Contacts family of websites including: Coastal.com, ClearlyContacts.ca, Lensway.com, Lensway.co.uk, Lensway.se, ClearlyContacts.com.au, ClearlyContacts.co.nz, Contactsan.com, and Coastallens.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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Forward-looking statements are based on the then-current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about our business and the industry and markets in which we operate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict.
Persons reading this news release are cautioned that forward-looking statements or information are only predictions, and that our actual future results or performance may be materially different due to a number of factors. Reference should also be made to the section entitled "Risk Factors" contained in our most recently filed Annual Information Form dated December 14, 2011 for a detailed description of the risks and uncertainties relating to our business. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and we expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, unless we specifically state otherwise and except as required by applicable law.
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