LITTLETON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 -- Dover Saddlery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DOVR), the leading multichannel retailer of equestrian products, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.
Fourth quarter results
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 11.0% to $26.4 million over the same period in the prior year: retail store revenues increased 16.7% to $10.5 million, and direct revenues increased 7.6% to $15.9 million. Same-store sales increased 2.4% in the quarter.
Net income for the quarter increased 39.6% to $895,000, or $0.16 per diluted share, from $641,000 or $0.12 achieved in the corresponding quarter of the prior year. Stephen L. Day, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our excellent holiday performance is a reflection of the strength of the Dover Saddlery brand as the source for the best selection and service during the all-important gift purchasing season."
Full Year Results
Total revenues for the fiscal year 2012 increased 6.5% to $86.0 million from $80.8 million achieved during 2011. As a result of the opening of new stores and same-store sales increasing 6.0%, retail store revenues increased 19.9% to $36.5 million. The company opened three Dover Saddlery retail stores during 2012, in Warrington, PA, Medina MN and Raleigh, NC, bringing the total number of retail stores to eighteen. Direct revenues for the fiscal year 2012, decreased 1.7% to $49.5 million, mainly due to consumer uncertainty that led to soft sales in the second and third quarters.
Net income for fiscal 2012 was $1,589,000, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to $1,724,000 or $0.31 per diluted share achieved in the fiscal year 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year 2012 was $4.6 million, compared to $4.8 million achieved in 2011. A reconciliation of the net income calculated in accordance with GAAP and the non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA measure is provided in the table accompanying this press release.
Today's Teleconference and Webcast
Dover Saddlery will be hosting a conference call at 4:30 P.M. ET today to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. Investors are invited to listen to the earnings conference call over the Internet through the company's website at http://investor.shareholder.com/DOVR/. This webcast will be archived for a year.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including without limitation statements made about the Company's business outlook for fiscal 2013, the prospects for overall revenue growth, profitability, consumer sentiment and the opening of new stores. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release regarding the company's strategies, plans, objectives, expectations, and future operating results are forward-looking statements. Although Dover believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable at this time, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in this release and others that can be found in "Item 1A Risk Factors" of Dover Saddler's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Dover Saddlery is providing this information as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those Dover Saddlery projects.
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