RadioShack Corporation Announces Earnings per share of $0.30 for the First Quarter 2008
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RadioShack Corporation Announces Earnings per share of $0.30 for the First Quarter 2008

April 28, 2008 // // ort Worth, Texas - RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) today announced reported net income of $38.8 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, was $42.5 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. First quarter 2007 net income was positively impacted by a $14 million benefit to gross profit associated with the recapture of federal telecommunication excise tax and negatively impacted by an $8.5 million charge related to employee separations. These items increased earnings per share in the March 2007 quarter by $0.02.


First quarter 2008 comparable store sales declined 4.0% versus the first quarter of 2007. The decline in comparable sales was mainly driven by lower sales in Sprint postpaid wireless partially offset by strong sales increases in GPS units, prepaid wireless sales, video gaming, digital cameras and media storage. But for the Sprint postpaid and related wireless accessory business, comp store sales in the first quarter would have increased 0.7%.

"We are pleased with the overall outcome for the first quarter of 2008, especially in light of the difficult economic environment. After a very challenging month of January, our sales and earnings trends improved significantly during February and March, resulting in an average comp store sales decrease of 1.2% for the two months," said Julian Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Total sales in the first quarter of 2008 were down $43.3 million to $949.0 million versus total sales of $992.3 million for the same period last year, driven by the decline in comparable store sales.

Operating Income

First quarter 2008 operating income was $64.2 million as compared to $74.6 million in the prior year. Operating income declined due to the comparable store sales decline and a lower gross margin rate partially offset by a reduction in SG&A. For reference, operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, included both the $14 million gross profit benefit as well as the $8.5 million SG&A charge discussed above. The gross margin rate was impacted by negative mix associated with the strong sales results in some lower margin categories, continued price pressure on GPS units and a shift in wireless towards a higher mix of upgrade versus new subscriber business. The gross margin rate was also negatively impacted by an increase in promotional activity as compared to prior year.

Selling, general and administration ("SG&A") expenses decreased $31.2 million to $362.4 million compared to $393.6 million for the same period last year. The reductions were predominantly in headquarters and field payroll expense.

Cash Position

RadioShack's cash balance at the end of the first quarter of 2008 was $469 million which was a slight increase over March 31, 2007, despite the company retiring a total of $318 million in debt and equity during the intervening year.

RadioShack announced that it has filed with the SEC its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements, as referenced in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding economic conditions, retail industry environments and company performance. Factors that could significantly change results include, but are not limited to, sales performance, economic conditions, product demand, expense levels, competitive activity, interest rates, changes in the company's financial condition, availability of products, the regulatory environment and factors affecting the retail category in general. Additional information regarding these and other factors is described in the company's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

About RadioShack Corporation

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the nation's most experienced and trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers. Operating from convenient and comfortable neighborhood and mall locations, RadioShack stores deliver personalized product and service solutions within a few short minutes of where most Americans either live or work. The company has a presence through almost 6,000 company-operated stores and dealer outlets in the United States, over 150 RadioShack locations in Mexico and nearly 800 wireless phone kiosks. RadioShack's dedicated force of knowledgeable and helpful sales associates has been consistently recognized by several independent groups as providing the best customer service in the consumer electronics and wireless industries. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, or to purchase items online, visit

Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2008 2007

Net sales and operating revenues $949.0 $992.3
Cost of products sold (includes depreciation
amounts of $2.6 million and $2.7 million,
respectively) 499.4 497.0
Gross profit 449.6 495.3

Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 362.4 393.6
Depreciation and amortization 22.4 26.5
Impairment of long-lived assets 0.6 0.6
Total operating expenses 385.4 420.7

Operating income 64.2 74.6

Interest income 3.6 6.5
Interest expense (7.1) (10.6)
Other loss (1.5) (1.0)

Income before income taxes 59.2 69.5
Income tax provision 20.4 27.0

Net income $38.8 $42.5

Net income per share:

Basic $0.30 $0.31

Diluted $0.30 $0.31

Shares used in computing net income per share:

Basic 131.2 136.2

Diluted 131.3 137.1

Shares outstanding 131.1 135.4

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In millions)
March 31, March 31,
2008 2007
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $469.3 $463.2
Accounts and notes receivable, net 182.3 168.8
Inventories 663.4 650.8
Other current assets 98.1 131.1

Total current assets 1,413.1 1,413.9

Property, plant and equipment, net 302.7 365.8
Other assets, net 114.0 104.1
Total assets $1,829.8 $1,883.8

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt, including current
maturities of long-term debt $26.5 $178.5
Accounts payable 200.6 182.3
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 295.5 330.6
Income taxes payable 21.3 3.6

Total current liabilities 543.9 695.0

Long-term debt, excluding current maturities 353.5 342.0
Other non-current liabilities 120.8 147.3

Total liabilities 1,018.2 1,184.3

Stockholders' equity 811.6 699.5
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,829.8 $1,883.8

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In millions)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2008 2007
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $38.8 $42.5
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 25.0 29.2
Impairment of long-lived assets 0.6 0.6
Stock option compensation 2.6 3.0
Reversal of unrecognized tax benefits 0.9 -
Deferred income taxes 0.3 -
Other non-cash items (1.9) (1.4)
Provision for credit losses and bad debts 0.2 0.3
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts and notes receivable, net 72.8 79.1
Inventories 41.9 101.4
Other current assets (1.5) (10.0)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, income
taxes payable and other (172.3) (196.9)
Net cash provided by operating activities 7.4 47.8

Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (14.1) (10.7)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and
equipment 0.1 1.3
Other investing activities 0.9 (0.3)
Net cash used in investing activities (13.1) (9.7)

Cash flows from financing activities:
Purchases of treasury stock - (45.2)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options - 19.9
Changes in short-term borrowings and outstanding
checks in excess of cash balances, net (29.7) (21.6)
Reductions of long-term borrowings (5.0) -
Net cash used in financing activities (34.7) (46.9)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (40.4) (8.8)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 509.7 472.0
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $469.3 $463.2

(In millions)

Three Months Ended Increase/
March 31, (Decrease)
2008 2007 2008 vs 2007
Net cash provided by operating
activities $7.4 $47.8 $(40.4)
Additions to property, plant and
equipment 14.1 10.7 3.4
Free cash flow $(6.7) $37.1 $(43.8)

Free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as net cash
from operating activities minus additions to property, plant, and equipment
(a.k.a. capital expenditures) minus dividends paid. Management believes
free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, to be a relevant indicator of
RadioShack's ability to repay maturing debt, change dividend payments or
fund other uses of capital. Free cash flow should not be used by investors
or others as the sole basis for formulating decisions or as a substitute
for measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, as it excludes a number of
important items. Management also compensates for limitations in free cash
flow by using GAAP financial measures as well in managing RadioShack.

SOURCE RadioShack Corporation



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