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Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Full Year Fiscal 2013 and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT: MSN) today reported financial results for its full year and fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $23.0 million, a decrease of $3.9 million, or 14.4%, as compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $26.9 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales and licensing revenues.

Net product sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $21.8 million, as compared to $25.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $3.6 million, or 13.9%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven primarily by a $2.4 million, or 10.2%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of microwave ovens and toaster ovens due to increased pricing pressures, intense competitive activity and the continuing effects of a challenging retail sales environment, partly offset by increased year-over-year sales of compact refrigerators and wine coolers, and a $1.1 million, or 55.5%, 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 fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.2 million, as compared to $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $0.3 million, or 22.5%. The lower year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of lower year-over-year sales of products bearing the Emerson brand name by its active licensees as well as a lower year-over-year number of licensees.

Net revenues for fiscal year 2013 were $128.4 million, a decrease of $34.9 million, or 21.4%, as compared to the fiscal year 2012 net revenues of $163.3 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales, slightly offset by higher year-over-year licensing revenues.

Net product sales for fiscal 2013 were $121.6 million, as compared to $157.0 million for fiscal 2012, a decrease of $35.4 million, or 22.5%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven primarily by a $28.8 million, or 19.7%, 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 $6.5 million, or 61.5%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category.

Licensing revenue for fiscal 2013 was $6.8 million, as compared to $6.3 million for fiscal 2012, an increase of $0.5 million, or 7.8%. The higher year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of approximately $1.2 million of higher year-over-year licensing revenue earned from the Company's largest licensee Funai Corporation ("Funai"), on higher year-over-year sales by Funai of products bearing the Emerson brand name, partially offset by lower aggregate year-over-year licensing revenues earned by the Company from its other active licensees.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.7 million, a decrease of $1.2 million, or 59.8%, from operating income of $1.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, due to the declines in net product sales and licensing revenues, higher year-over-year SG&A expenses and higher year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price.

Operating income for fiscal year 2013 was $9.3 million, a decrease of $2.6 million, or 21.4%, from operating income of $11.9 million for fiscal year 2012, due primarily to the substantial declines in net product sales and the impairment write-down in September 2012 of a non-strategic trademark, offset in part by lower year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price and the higher licensing revenues.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.5 million, as compared to net income of $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $3.9 million, or 162.7%, due primarily to the recording by the Company during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 of an anticipated income tax liability related to one of its overseas subsidiaries as well as the year-over-year decrease in operating income.

Net income for fiscal year 2013 was $6.0 million, as compared to $10.6 million for fiscal year 2012, a decrease of $4.6 million, or 43.6%, due primarily to the year-over-year decrease in operating income, the recording by the Company during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 of an anticipated income tax liability related to one of its overseas subsidiaries, the realized gain on sale of marketable security earned in the prior period and the gain on the sale of a building in the prior period.

Diluted loss per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $0.06, as compared to earnings per share of $0.09 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, a decrease of $0.15 per diluted share, or 166.7%.

Diluted earnings per share for fiscal year 2013 were $0.22, as compared to $0.39 for fiscal year 2012, a decrease of $0.17 per diluted share, or 43.6%.

Duncan Hon, Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Radio, commented, "Our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 results were disappointing due to intense competition, including downward pricing pressure, within all of our product categories, as well as the continuing effects of a challenging retail sales environment and an increase to our income tax accruals recorded in the fourth quarter. We expect the aforementioned 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, effective Spring 2013, from the Company two microwave oven products sold throughout fiscal year 2013 by the Company to Wal-Mart, the last shipments of which were made in February and March 2013. Although higher year-over-year margins for the full fiscal year 2013 helped to slightly mitigate the negative impact to our bottom line profitability on a year-over-year basis, we saw year-over-year margins decline in our fourth quarter and expect that the pressure on margins will continue for the foreseeable future. The Company seeks to implement pricing and product strategy initiatives to improve the Company's results of operations, although there can be no assurance that such initiatives will be successfully implemented or have the desired effects on the Company's results of operations and financial condition."

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 (In thousands, except earnings per share data) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended March 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 --------- --------- --------- ---------Net revenues:Net product sales 21,845 25,385 121,628 156,975Licensing revenue 1,171 1,511 6,768 6,276 --------- --------- --------- ---------Net revenues $ 23,016 $ 26,896 $ 128,396 $ 163,251Costs and expenses:Cost of sales 19,872 23,013 108,631 142,270Other operating costs and expenses 309 357 1,355 1,352Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,088 1,670 7,759 7,764Impairment of trademark - - 1,326 - --------- --------- --------- --------- 22,269 25,040 119,071 151,386 --------- --------- --------- ---------Operating income 747 1,856 9,325 11,865 --------- --------- --------- ---------Other income:Realized gain on sale of marketable securities - - - 828Gain on sale of building - - - 347Interest income, net 110 30 340 70 --------- --------- --------- ---------Income before income taxes 857 1,886 9,665 13,110Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,338 (477) 3,666 2,476 --------- --------- --------- ---------Net income $ (1,481) $ 2,363 $ 5,999 $ 10,634 ========= ========= ========= =========Basic net income per share: (0.06) 0.09 0.22 0.39Diluted net income per share: (0.06) 0.09 0.22 0.39Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 27,130 27,130 27,130 27,130 Diluted 27,130 27,130 27,130 27,130 EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands except share data) 31-Mar-13 31-Mar-12 --------- --------- ASSETSCurrent Assets:Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,412 $ 44,960Restricted cash 70 215Short term investments 45,235 --Accounts receivable, net 7,883 12,134Other receivables 969 1,193Due from affiliates 1 1Inventory, net 3,454 11,269Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,873 2,873Deferred tax assets 1,685 2,304 --------- --------- Total Current Assets 82,582 74,949Property, plant, and equipment, net 258 260Trademarks, net 219 1,545Deferred tax assets 1,121 1,668Other assets 104 262 --------- --------- Total Assets $ 84,284 $ 78,684 ========= ========= LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent Liabilities:Current maturities of long-term borrowings 43 64Accounts payable and other current liabilities 7,790 9,152Due to affiliates -- 11Accrued sales returns 965 1,201Income taxes payable 1,281 107 --------- ---------Total Current Liabilities 10,079 10,535Long-term borrowings 30 72Deferred tax liabilities 194 177 --------- --------- Total Liabilities 10,303 10,784Shareholders' Equity:Preferred shares -- 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,677 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference of $3,677,000 3,310 3,310Common shares -- $0.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized; 52,965,797 shares issued at March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, respectively; 27,129,832 shares outstanding at March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, respectively 529 529Additional paid-in capital 98,785 98,785Accumulated other comprehensive loss -- (82)Accumulated deficit (4,419) (10,418)Treasury stock, at cost (25,835,965 shares) (24,224) (24,224) --------- --------- Total Shareholders' Equity 73,981 67,900 --------- --------- Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 84,284 $ 78,684 ========= =========





CONTACT:
Investor Relations:
Barry Smith
Investor Relations Manager
(973) 428-2004

EMERSON RADIO CORP.
3 University Plaza, suite 405
Hackensack, NJ 07601



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