Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results


  • Q1 Net Sales of $84.4 Million

  • Q1 Gross Margin of 37.3%; Non-GAAP Gross Profit of 38.8%

  • Q1 EPS of $0.07/Share; Q1 Adjusted EBITDAS Margin of 18.5%

  • $110.5 Million of Cash on Hand

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2023, ended July 31, 2022.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results

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First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Net sales were $84.4 million, a decrease of $190.2 million, or 69.3%, from the comparable quarter last year, and $11.0 million, or 11.6%, lower than the comparable quarter in fiscal 2020.

  • Gross margin was 37.3% compared with 47.3% in the comparable quarter last year and 37.3% in the comparable quarter in fiscal 2020.  Excluding relocation costs, gross margin would have been 38.8%.

  • GAAP net income was $3.3 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared with $76.9 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, for the comparable quarter last year, and with $2.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the comparable quarter in fiscal 2020.

  • Non-GAAP net income was $5.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared with $77.1 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, for the comparable quarter last year, and with $2.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the comparable quarter in fiscal 2020. GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments for income exclude costs related to the planned relocation of our headquarters and certain manufacturing and distribution operations to Tennessee, the spin-off of the outdoor products and accessories business in fiscal 2021, COVID-19 related expenses, and other costs. For a detailed reconciliation, see the schedules that follow in this release.

  • Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS was $15.7 million, or 18.5% of net sales, compared with $109.6 million, or 39.9% of net sales, for the comparable quarter last year, and with $17.3 million, or 18.2% of net sales, for the comparable quarter in fiscal 2020.

Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As expected, our first quarter results reflected a return to a normal demand pattern at the retail counter for firearms combined with temporary headwinds from inventory corrections within the channel.  Despite a challenging quarter from a top-line perspective, the team delivered impressive profitability, which far exceeded the pre-pandemic comparable quarter in fiscal 2020 – not just in relative percentages but in absolute dollars.  With a pickup in order rates over the past few weeks and a significant drop in unit inventory levels within the channel, we believe the inventory correction should now largely be in the rearview mirror.  We continue to expect strong profitability over the remainder of the year aided by our disciplined approach to cost control and promotional spending.”

Deana McPherson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Our financial performance continues to reflect tough year-over-year comparisons due to the return to more normalized levels of demand following the surge.  We were pleased with our gross margin, which was equal to our gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 in spite of lower sales and 1.5% better when adjusted for the relocation.  Our balance sheet remains strong with $110.5 million of cash and no debt, and we expect to continue generating strong cash flow for the foreseeable future.  Consistent with our capital allocation strategy, our board of directors has authorized a $0.10 per share quarterly dividend, which will be paid to stockholders of record on September 22, 2022 with payment to be made on October 6, 2022.”

Conference Call and Webcast
The company will host a conference call and webcast on September 8, 2022 to discuss its first quarter fiscal 2023 financial and operational results. Speakers on the conference call will include Mark Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Deana McPherson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The conference call may include forward-looking statements. The conference call and webcast will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). Those interested in listening to the conference call via telephone should click “here” to pre-register for the conference call and obtain your dial-in number and unique PIN number.  The conference call audio webcast can also be accessed live on the company’s website at www.smith-wesson.com, under the Investor Relations section.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this press release, certain non-GAAP financial measures, including “non-GAAP net income,” “Adjusted EBITDAS,” and “free cash flow” are presented. From time-to-time, we consider and use these supplemental measures of operating performance in order to provide the reader with an improved understanding of underlying performance trends.  We believe it is useful for us and the reader to review, as applicable, both (1) GAAP measures that include (i) interest expense, (ii) income tax expense, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) stock-based compensation expense, (v) COVID-19 expenses, (vi) transition costs, (vii) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (viii) spin related stock compensation, (ix) Relocation expense, and (x) the tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments; and (2) the non-GAAP measures that exclude such information. We present these non-GAAP measures because we consider them an important supplemental measure of our performance. Our definition of these adjusted financial measures may differ from similarly named measures used by others. We believe these measures facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period by eliminating potential differences caused by the existence and timing of certain expense items that would not otherwise be apparent on a GAAP basis.  These non-GAAP measures have limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our GAAP measures.  The principal limitations of these measures are that they do not reflect our actual expenses and may thus have the effect of inflating its financial measures on a GAAP basis.

About Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality handgun, long gun, and suppressor products to the global consumer and professional markets under the iconic Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Gemtech® brands.  The company also provides manufacturing services including forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services.  For more information call (800) 331-0852 or visit www.smith-wesson.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby. Such forward-looking statements include, among others, (i) our belief that, with a pickup in order rates over the past few weeks and a significant drop in unit inventory levels within the channel, the inventory correction should now largely be in the rearview mirror, (ii) our expectation of strong profitability over the remainder of the year aided by our disciplined approach to cost control and promotional spending, and (iii) our expectation that we will continue generating strong cash flow for the foreseeable future. We caution that these statements are qualified by important risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, economic, social, political, legislative, and regulatory factors; the potential for increased regulation of firearms and firearm-related products; actions of social activists that could have an adverse effect on our business; the impact of lawsuits; the demand for our products; the state of the U.S. economy in general and the firearm industry in particular; general economic conditions and consumer spending patterns; our competitive environment; the supply, availability, and costs of raw materials and components; our anticipated growth and growth opportunities; our strategies; our ability to maintain and enhance brand recognition and reputation; our ability to effectively manage and execute the planned relocation of our headquarters and certain of our operations to Tennessee; our ability to introduce new products; the success of new products; the potential for cancellation of orders from our backlog; and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2022.

Contact:
[email protected]
(413) 747-3448

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

As of:

July 31, 2022

April 30, 2022

(In thousands, except par value and share data)

 ASSETS

 Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$         110,452

$          120,728

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for credit losses of $15 on
   July 31, 2022 and $36 on April 30, 2022

23,781

62,695

Inventories

182,501

136,660

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

8,893

5,569

Income tax receivable 

748

1,945

Total current assets

326,375

327,597

 Property, plant, and equipment, net

160,793

135,591

 Intangibles, net

3,614

3,608

 Goodwill

19,024

19,024

 Deferred income taxes

1,221

1,221

 Other assets

10,229

10,435

 Total assets

521,256

497,476

 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$           53,865

$             30,042

Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

24,628

23,482

Accrued payroll and incentives

15,936

17,371

Accrued income taxes

1,829

2,673

Accrued profit sharing

17,031

13,543

Accrued warranty

1,763

1,838

Total current liabilities

115,052

88,949

 Deferred income taxes 

 Finance lease payable, net of current portion

37,323

37,628

Other non-current liabilities

9,435

10,385

Total liabilities

161,810

136,962

 Commitments and contingencies

 Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued
   or outstanding

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 74,810,967
   issued  and 45,770,597 shares outstanding on July 31, 2022 and 74,641,439
   shares issued and 45,601,069 shares outstanding on April 30, 2022

75

75

Additional paid-in capital 

278,297

278,101

Retained earnings

503,376

504,640

Accumulated other comprehensive income

73

73

Treasury stock, at cost (29,040,370 shares on April 30, 2022 and April 30, 2021)

(422,375)

(422,375)

Total stockholders’ equity

359,446

360,514

 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$         521,256

$          497,476

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended July 31,

2022

2021

(In thousands, except per share data)

Net sales

$84,394

$274,609

Cost of sales

52,923

144,667

Gross profit

31,471

129,942

Operating expenses:

Research and development

1,673

1,808

Selling, marketing, and distribution

8,027

10,634

General and administrative

17,854

17,614

Total operating expenses

27,554

30,056

Operating income

3,917

99,886

Other income/(expense), net:

Other income/(expense), net 

673

660

Interest expense, net

(433)

(544)

Total other income/(expense), net

240

116

Income from operations before income taxes

4,157

100,002

Income tax expense

845

23,120

Net income

$   3,312

$   76,882

Net income per share:

Basic – net income

$     0.07

$       1.59

Diluted – net income

$     0.07

$       1.57

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

45,739

48,394

Diluted

46,102

49,050

 

For the Year Ended

July 31, 2022

July 31, 2021

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$         3,312

$       76,882

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 

7,549

7,466

Loss on sale/disposition of assets

(46)

57

Provision for losses/(recoveries) on notes and accounts receivable

(21)

(56)

Stock-based compensation expense

1,177

1,452

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     Accounts receivable

38,935

26,300

     Inventories

(45,841)

(18,663)

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(3,324)

(96)

     Income taxes

353

21,988

     Accounts payable

2,721

(2,443)

     Accrued payroll and incentives

(1,435)

(9,114)

     Accrued profit sharing

3,488

3,834

     Accrued expenses and deferred revenue

1,119

405

     Accrued warranty

(75)

(297)

     Other assets

206

1,677

     Other non-current liabilities

(973)

(305)

Net cash provided by operating activities

7,145

109,087

Cash flows from investing activities:

Payments to acquire patents and software

(94)

(69)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

46

70

Payments to acquire property and equipment

(11,538)

(5,769)

Net cash used in investing activities

(11,586)

(5,768)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Payments on finance lease obligation

(278)

(264)

Payments to acquire treasury stock

(40,000)

Dividend distribution

(4,576)

(3,844)

Payment of employee withholding tax related to restricted stock units

(981)

(815)

 Net cash used in financing activities

(5,835)

(44,923)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(10,276)

58,396

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

120,728

113,017

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$     110,452

$     171,413

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

Cash paid for:

Interest

$            546

$            538

Income taxes

$            551

$         1,131

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended 

July 31, 2022

July 31, 2021

$

% of Sales

$

% of Sales

GAAP gross profit

$ 31,471

37.3 %

$ 129,942

47.3 %

Relocation expenses

1,244

1.5 %

COVID-19

0.0 %

28

0.0 %

Non-GAAP gross profit

$ 32,715

38.8 %

$ 129,970

47.3 %

GAAP operating expenses

$ 27,554

32.6 %

$   30,056

10.9 %

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.0 %

(72)

0.0 %

COVID-19

0.0 %

(48)

0.0 %

Spin related stock-based compensation

(28)

0.0 %

(72)

0.0 %

Relocation expenses

(976)

-1.2 %

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$ 26,550

31.5 %

$   29,864

10.9 %

GAAP operating income

$   3,917

4.6 %

$   99,886

36.4 %

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.0 %

72

0.0 %

COVID-19

0.0 %

76

0.0 %

Spin related stock-based compensation

28

0.0 %

72

0.0 %

Relocation expenses

2,220

2.6 %

Non-GAAP operating income

$   6,165

7.3 %

$ 100,106

36.5 %

GAAP net income

$   3,312

3.9 %

$   76,882

28.0 %

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.0 %

72

0.0 %

COVID-19

0.0 %

76

0.0 %

Spin related stock-based compensation

28

0.0 %

72

0.0 %

Relocation expenses

2,220

2.6 %

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(450)

-0.5 %

(51)

0.0 %

Non-GAAP net income

$   5,110

6.1 %

$   77,051

28.1 %

GAAP net income per share – diluted

$      0.07

$        1.57

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

COVID-19

Spin related stock-based compensation

Relocation expenses

0.05

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.01)

Non-GAAP net income per share – diluted

$      0.11

$        1.57

(a) Non-GAAP net income per share does not foot due to rounding. 

Net Sales

84,394

274,609

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – diluted

46,102

49,050

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP INCOME FROM OPERATIONS TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDAS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended

July 31, 2022

July 31, 2021

GAAP net income

$             3,312

$          76,882

Interest expense

569

584

Income tax expense

845

23,120

Depreciation and amortization

7,527

7,443

Stock-based compensation expense

1,177

1,452

COVID-19

76

Relocation expense

2,220

Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDAS

$          15,650

$        109,557

18.5 %

39.9 %

 

 

SMITH & WESSON BRANDS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS TO FREE CASH FLOW
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended

July 31, 2022

July 31, 2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$                        7,145

$              109,087

Net cash used in investing activities

(11,586)

(5,768)

Free cash flow

$                       (4,441)

$              103,319

 

Cision

Cision

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