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Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT: MSN) today reported financial results for its second quarter and six month period ended September 30, 2012.

Net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $34.7 million, a decrease of $6.7 million, or 16.1%, as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $41.4 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales, partly offset by higher year-over-year licensing revenues.

Net product sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $32.3 million, as compared to $40.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $7.9 million, or 19.7%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven by a $5.9 million, or 15.9%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category, and a $1.9 million, or 67.5%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category.

Licensing revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.4 million, as compared to $1.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of $1.2 million, or 107.2%. The higher year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of approximately $1.3 million of higher year-over-year licensing revenue earned from the Company's largest licensee because the licensee met its annual minimum royalty payment obligation during the second quarter of the Company's fiscal year 2013, as compared to the prior year, when the licensee met its annual minimum royalty payment obligation during the third quarter or the Company's fiscal year 2012, partly offset by lower aggregate year-over-year licensing revenues earned by the Company from its other active licensees due to a lower year-over-year number of licensees.

Net revenues for the six month period of fiscal 2013 were $80.7 million, a decrease of $12.2 million, or 13.1%, as compared to the six month period of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $92.9 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales, partly offset by higher year-over-year licensing revenues.

Net product sales for the six month period of fiscal 2013 were $77.2 million, as compared to $90.3 million for the first half period of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $13.1 million, or 14.6%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven by a $9.5 million, or 11.2%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category, and a $3.6 million, or 64.1%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category.

Licensing revenue in the six month period of fiscal 2013 was $3.6 million, as compared to $2.6 million in the six month period of fiscal 2012, an increase of $1.0 million, or 37.2%. The higher year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of approximately $1.3 million of higher year-over-year licensing revenue earned from the Company's largest licensee because the licensee met its annual minimum royalty payment obligation during the second quarter of the Company's fiscal year 2013, as compared to the prior year, when the licensee met its annual minimum royalty payment obligation during the third quarter of the Company's fiscal year 2012, partly offset by lower aggregate year-over-year licensing revenues earned by the Company from its other active licensees due to a lower year-over-year number of licensees.

Operating income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $2.2 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 27.8%, from operating income of $1.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, due to the higher year-over-year licensing revenue, lower year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price and lower year-over-year SG&A expenses, primarily due to decreased compensation and consulting costs and legal fees, partially offset by the impairment write-down in September 2012 of a non-strategic trademark.

Operating income for the six month period of fiscal year 2013 was $6.6 million, an increase of $1.1 million, or 18.9%, from operating income of $5.5 million for the six month period of fiscal year 2012, due to lower year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price, the higher year-over-year licensing revenue and lower year-over-year SG&A expenses, primarily due to decreased compensation and consulting costs, partially offset by the impairment write-down in September 2012 of a non-strategic trademark.

Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.9 million, as compared to $1.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of $0.1 million, or 10.4%, due primarily to the year-over-year increase in operating income. Net income for the six month period of fiscal 2013 was $5.8 million, as compared to $5.1 million for the six month period of fiscal 2012, an increase of $0.7 million, or 13.5%, due primarily to the year-over-year increase in operating income, partially offset by a realized gain on sale of marketable security earned in the prior period. Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013 were $0.07, as compared to $0.06 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, an increase of $0.01 per diluted share, or 16.7%. Diluted earnings per share for the six month period of fiscal year 2013 were $0.21, as compared to $0.19 for the six month period of fiscal year 2012, an increase of $0.02 per diluted share, or 10.5%.

Duncan Hon, Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Radio, commented, "As expected, our second quarter and first half fiscal 2013 revenues declined as compared to the prior year due to the continuing difficult economic conditions in the U.S. and intense competition, including downward pricing pressure, within our product categories. We expect such market conditions to persist for the foreseeable future and, as we previously disclosed, anticipate a further reduction in revenues due to the decision by Wal-Mart to discontinue purchasing from the Company two microwave oven products currently sold by the Company to Wal-Mart. Although higher margins in our second quarter and six month period helped our bottom line profitability on a year-over-year basis, we don't anticipate that this favorable outcome will continue or be indicative of a trend for the full fiscal year. Also, although fiscal 2013's second quarter and six month licensing revenues were positively affected by an accelerated year-over-year fulfillment by our largest licensee's royalty obligations to us, which helped drive higher year-over-year operating and net income, this factor will have the opposite effect on our third fiscal quarter comparisons and will have no effect on our nine month comparisons."

About Emerson Radio Corp.
Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT: MSN), incorporated in 1994, is headquartered in Hackensack, N.J. The Company designs, sources, imports and markets a variety of houseware and consumer electronic products, and licenses its trademarks to others on a worldwide basis for a variety of products. For more information, please visit Emerson Radio's web site at www.emersonradio.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, they give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct and you should be aware that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this news release.


EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (In thousands, except earnings per share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 ---------- --------- ---------- ----------Net revenues:Net product sales $ 32,299 $ 40,214 $ 77,175 $ 90,316Licensing revenue 2,416 1,166 3,551 2,588 ---------- --------- ---------- ----------Net revenues 34,715 41,380 80,726 92,904Costs and expenses:Cost of sales 29,102 37,005 68,275 82,600Other operating costs and expenses 385 302 793 689Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,737 2,380 3,745 4,069Impairment of Trademark 1,326 - 1,326 - ---------- --------- ---------- ---------- 32,550 39,687 74,139 87,358 ---------- --------- ---------- ----------Operating income 2,165 1,693 6,587 5,546Other income (expense):Interest income (expense), net 67 (1) 98 30Realized gain on sale of marketable security - - - 828 ---------- --------- ---------- ----------Income before income taxes 2,232 1,692 6,685 6,404Provision (benefit) for income taxes 285 (71) 898 1,304 ---------- --------- ---------- ----------Net income $ 1,947 $ 1,763 $ 5,787 $ 5,100 ========== ========= ========== ==========Net income per share: Basic 0.07 0.06 0.21 0.19 Diluted 0.07 0.06 0.21 0.19Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 27,130 27,130 27,130 27,130 Diluted 27,130 27,130 27,130 27,131 EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands except share data) 9/30/12 3/31/12 (A) ------------- ------------- (Unaudited)ASSETSCurrent Assets:Cash and cash equivalents $ 27,488 $ 44,960Restricted cash 118 215Short term investments 25,000 --Accounts receivable, net 16,311 12,134Other receivables 2,277 1,193Due from affiliates 1 1Inventory, net 12,620 11,269Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,456 2,873Deferred tax assets 2,349 2,304 ------------- -------------Total Current Assets 91,620 74,949Property, plant, and equipment, net 206 260Trademarks, net 219 1,545Deferred tax assets 1,622 1,668Other assets 331 262Total Assets $ 93,998 $ 78,684 ============= =============LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent Liabilities:Current maturities of long-term borrowings 65 64Accounts payable and other current liabilities 18,292 9,152Due to affiliates -- 11Accrued sales returns 1,475 1,201Income taxes payable 232 107 ------------- -------------Total Current Liabilities 20,064 10,535Long-term borrowings 51 72Deferred tax liabilities 193 177 ------------- -------------Total Liabilities 20,308 10,784Shareholders' Equity:Preferred shares -- $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; 3,677 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; liquidation preference of $3,677,000 at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively 3,310 3,310Common shares -- $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 52,965,797 shares issued at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; 27,129,832 shares outstanding at September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively 529 529Capital in excess of par value 98,785 98,785Accumulated other comprehensive income (losses) 345 (82)Accumulated deficit (5,055) (10,418)Treasury stock, at cost, 25,835,965 shares (24,224) (24,224) ------------- -------------Total Shareholders' Equity 73,690 67,900 ------------- -------------Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 93,998 $ 78,684 ------------- -------------(A)Reference is made to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for thefiscal year ended March 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and ExchangeCommission on July 13, 2012.





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