Trans World Entertainment Announces First Quarter Results

By PR Newswire,  May 22, 2014, 07:30:00 AM EDT


Reports Comp Sales of +0.3% for the Quarter

ALBANY, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq:TWMC) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended May 3, 2014.  For the first quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the same period last year.    

Comparable store sales for the quarter increased 0.3% compared to the same quarter last year.  Total sales for the quarter decreased 7.2% to $87.2 million compared to $93.9 million for the same period last year.  The Company ended the quarter with 333 stores in operation as compared to 353 stores last year, a 5.7% decline and total square footage in operation declined 8.3%.  During the quarter, the Company opened or relocated 5 stores and closed 11 stores. 

Gross profit for the quarter was $32.8 million, or 37.6% of sales, as compared to $35.8 million, or 38.1%, of sales for the same period last year.  The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales was due to increased promotional activity.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses decreased 3.0% for the quarter to $31.9 million compared to $32.8 million in the comparable period last year.  The reduction in SG&A expenses was due to fewer stores in operation.  As a percentage of sales, SG&A expenses were 36.5% in the quarter as compared to 34.9% for the same period last year.

Cash on hand at the end of the quarter was $90.1 million, compared to $111.3 million at the end of the first quarter last year.  Inventory was $140.1 million at the end of the quarter, versus $153.5 million at the end of the first quarter last year, a decline of 8.7%. 

During the first quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 212,000 shares of common stock at an average price of $3.84 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $0.8 million. The Company has approximately $18.6 million available for purchase under its repurchase program.  In addition, the Company paid a special cash dividend of $0.50 per common share.  The total special dividend payout was approximately $16 million.

Trans World will host a teleconference call today, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM ET to discuss its financial results. Interested parties can listen to the simultaneous webcast on the Company's corporate website, www.twec.com.

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of entertainment products, including video, music, trend, electronics, video games and related products.  The Company operates retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, primarily under the names f.y.e.for your entertainment and Suncoast and on the web at www.fye.com, www.wherehouse.com, andwww.secondspin.com.

Certain statements in this release set forth management's intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future based on current facts and analyses.  Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such statements.  Additional information on factors that may affect the business and financial results of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Financial Results





















STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS:









(in thousands, except per share data)











Fiscal Quarter Ended



May 3,

% to

May 4,

% to



2014

Sales

2013

Sales











Net sales

$      87,216



$       93,934













Cost of sales

54,439

62.4%

58,145

61.9%

Gross profit

32,777

37.6%

35,789

38.1%











Selling, general and









   administrative expenses

31,851

36.5%

32,835

34.9%











Depreciation and amortization

782

0.9%

824

0.9%

Income from operations

144

0.2%

2,130

2.3%











Interest expense, net

483

0.6%

484

0.5%











Income (Loss) before income taxes

(339)

-0.4%

1,646

1.8%

Income tax expense

47

0.1%

48

0.1%





















Net Income (Loss)

$          (386)

-0.5%

$          1,598

1.7%











Basic Income (Loss) per common share:



















Basic Income (Loss) per share

$         (0.01)



$            0.05













Weighted average number of









   common shares outstanding - basic

32,089



32,286













Diluted Income (Loss) per common share:     



















Diluted Income (Loss) per share

$         (0.01)



$            0.05













Weighted average number of









   common shares outstanding - diluted

32,089



32,571























SELECTED BALANCE SHEET CAPTIONS:

May 3,



May 4,



(in thousands, except store data)

2014



2013













Cash and cash equivalents

$      90,088



$     111,276



Merchandise inventory

140,138



153,519



Fixed assets, net

14,944



8,961



Accounts payable

46,999



51,608



Borrowings under line of credit

-



-













Stores in operation

333



353



 

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation



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