Accessory makers register $93 million sales in the quarter ended December 31, 2010.
Mad Catz Interactive, a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced record quarterly financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended December 31, 2010.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2010, Mad Catz generated net sales of $93.0 million, the highest quarterly sales in the Company’s history and a 90.6% increase from net sales of $48.8 million in the fiscal 2010 third quarter. Net sales in North America, the Company’s largest market, grew 129.6% to $56.4 million in the fiscal 2011 third quarter, while net sales to Europe increased 52.9% year-over-year to a record $35.1 million. Gross profit in the fiscal 2011 third quarter rose 65.6% to $26.4 million from the prior year period while gross profit margin declined by 4.3 percentage points to 28.4%, primarily due to a shift in the Company’s sales mix which included higher levels of licensed products.
Reflecting tax expense of $4.6 million in the fiscal 2011 third quarter versus $1.6 million in the prior year fiscal third quarter, the Company reported a 73.4% rise in net income to $9.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share a year ago.
EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), in the three months ended December 31, 2010, increased by 83.4% to a quarterly record $16.0 million, compared to EBITDA of $8.7 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which exclude the impact of amortization of intangibles, stock-based compensation and goodwill impairment (if any), were $10.2 million and $0.16, respectively, in the fiscal third quarter versus $6.2 million and $0.10, respectively, in the prior year quarter. EBITDA, Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earning per share are non-GAAP financial measures and are reconciled to the most comparable GAAP measure in the financial tables at the end of this release.
In the fiscal 2011 nine-month period ended December 31, 2010, the Company generated record net sales of $150.3 million, a 62.0% increase from the $92.7 million in the first nine months of the prior fiscal year. Gross profit for the fiscal 2011 year-to-date period increased 46.1% to a record $42.8 million, from $29.3 million in the prior year while gross profit margin was 28.5% compared to 31.6% a year ago. Total operating expenses in the first nine months of fiscal 2011 were $25.7 million, up 17.7% from $21.9 million in the prior year-to-date period and, as a percentage of net sales, declined to 17.1% from 23.6% a year ago. The Company recorded an operating profit of $17.1 million and $7.4 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively, representing growth of 129.9%. Reflecting tax expense of $5.6 million in the fiscal 2011 year-to-date period and $2.0 million in the comparable year-ago period, the Company reported net income of $9.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with a net income of $3.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share a year ago.
In the fiscal 2011 year-to-date period, EBITDA rose to a record $19.3 million, an 88.1% increase compared to EBITDA of $10.3 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2010. Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which exclude the impact of amortization of intangibles and stock-based compensation, were $10.7 million and $0.18, respectively, in the fiscal 2011 year-to-date period versus $5.9 million and $0.11, respectively, in the comparable year ago period.