LEXINGTON, Ky., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX), the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. The Company also announced revised financial guidance for 2008.
-- Earnings per share (EPS) were $0.27 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2008 as compared to $0.39 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2007. The Company reported net income of $20.2 million for the second quarter of 2008 as compared to $32.9 million in the second quarter of 2007.
-- Net sales declined 7% to $238.7 million in the second quarter of 2008 from $257.6 million in the second quarter of 2007. Net sales in the domestic segment declined 13%, while international segment net sales increased 4%. On a constant currency basis, international segment net sales decreased 9%.
-- Reflecting the Company's focus on improving working capital, operating cash flow increased 57% to $71.7 million in the second quarter of 2008 from $45.6 million in the second quarter of 2007.
-- During the quarter, the Company reduced total debt by $40.6 million to $556.5 million. In addition, the Company increased its cash balance by $21.8 million to $68.4 million.
President and Chief Executive Officer H. Thomas Bryant commented, "In the second quarter, domestic mattress industry trends continued to decline and many international markets continued to weaken, particularly towards the end of the quarter. Given this backdrop and our commitment to the company's long term strategy, we continue to implement our plan to align variable costs with sales expectations, reduce fixed costs and improve productivity in our factories. These actions resulted in substantially improved operating and net income results as compared to the first quarter."
Mr. Bryant continued, "Last quarter, we outlined our plan to improve cash flow and substantially reduce inventories to increase financial flexibility. In the second quarter, we made solid progress and see more opportunity for improvement. As a result, we reduced debt by over $40 million while increasing our cash balance by nearly $22 million.
"We are firmly committed to our business model, focus on premium products and driving innovation. Retailers and consumers respond exceptionally well to our new product development and technological superiority. Over the next few quarters, we will begin the most extensive new product launch in our company's history. At the Las Vegas furniture show this month, we will unveil two new mattress models and an upgraded DeluxeBed. Internationally, we are in the early stage of rolling out several new mattress and pillow models.
Mr. Bryant concluded, "We are executing on our business plan and focused on maximizing shareholder value. In summary, we believe we have acted decisively to position the company to gain market share and improve profitability as the macroeconomic environment improves."
As previously disclosed, the Company has named Mark Sarvary as Chief Executive Officer and President, succeeding Mr. Bryant effective August 4, 2008. In February 2008, the Company announced Mr. Bryant's intention to retire following an orderly transition to a new CEO.
2008 Financial Guidance
The Company revised full year 2008 guidance for net sales and earnings per share. It currently expects net sales for 2008 to range from $0.98 billion to $1.02 billion, a decrease of 11% to 8% as compared to 2007. It currently expects EPS for 2008 to range from $1.05 to $1.20 per diluted share. This guidance reflects a decrease of 39% to 31% compared to 2007 EPS of $1.74 per diluted share. The Company noted its expectations are based on information available at the time of this release, and are subject to changing conditions, many of which are outside the Company's control.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dale Williams commented, "In reviewing our plans for the rest of the year, we are mindful of macroeconomic conditions, including low consumer confidence generally, and that our retail partners report traffic continues to be down sharply. We believe it is prudent to reduce our short-term expectations, while maintaining our focus on ultimately becoming the worldwide bedding leader. During the balance of 2008, we will continue to drive working capital improvements and anticipate reducing debt. Even at the low end of our EPS guidance, we remain in full compliance with the financial covenants in our senior credit facility for the entire year."
Conference Call Information
Tempur-Pedic International will host a live conference call to discuss financial results today, July 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is 888-283-6901. The call is also being webcast and can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Company's website, www.tempurpedic.com.
For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a telephone replay of the call will be available from July 17, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time through July 24, 2008. To listen to the replay, dial 888-203-1112, participant code 7247817.
This release contains "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of federal securities laws, which include information concerning one or more of the Company's plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and other information that is not historical information. When used in this release, the words "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including without limitation, statements relating to the Company's plans to align variable costs, reduce fixed costs and improve productivity, reduce inventories, increase cash flow, and rollout new products, and the Company's expectations regarding net sales and earnings per share for 2008, reducing debt and the Company's compliance with the financial covenants in its senior credit facility, are based upon current expectations and beliefs and various assumptions. There can be no assurance that the Company will realize these expectations or that these beliefs will prove correct.
There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Numerous factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed as forward-looking statements. These risk factors include general economic and industry conditions, particularly in the retail sector, as well as consumer confidence; the Company's ability to reduce expenses to align with reduced sales levels; uncertainties arising from global events; the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates on the Company's reported earnings; consumer acceptance of the Company's products; industry competition; the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company's advertising campaigns and other marketing programs; the Company's ability to increase sales productivity within existing retail accounts and to further penetrate the US retail channel, including the timing of opening or expanding within large retail accounts; the Company's ability to address issues in certain underperforming international markets; the Company's ability to continuously improve and expand its product line, maintain efficient, timely and cost-effective production and delivery of its products, and manage its growth; changes in foreign tax rates, including the ability to utilize tax loss carry forwards; and rising commodity costs. Additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's annual report on Form 10-K under the headings "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors." Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, including to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.
About the Company
Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX) manufactures and distributes mattresses and pillows made from its proprietary TEMPUR(R) pressure-relieving material. It is the worldwide leader in premium sleep, the fastest growing segment of the estimated $13 billion global mattress market. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced sleep surfaces that help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The Company's products are currently sold in over 70 countries under the TEMPUR(R) and Tempur-Pedic(R) brand names. World headquarters for Tempur-Pedic International is in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit http://www.tempurpedic.com or call 800-805-3635.
TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 Chg % 2008 2007 Chg % Net sales $238,661 $257,642 (7)% $485,883 $523,674 (7)% Cost of sales 132,645 133,073 271,786 271,446 Gross profit 106,016 124,569 (15)% 214,097 252,228 (15)% Selling and marketing expenses 44,787 47,320 97,950 95,800 General and administrative expenses and other 24,910 22,119 50,495 47,544 Operating income 36,319 55,130 (34)% 65,652 108,884 (40)% Other expense, net: Interest expense, net (5,645) (6,272) (13,336) (13,133) Other expense, net (72) (214) (1,091) (503) Total other expense (5,717) (6,486) (14,427) (13,636) Income before income taxes 30,602 48,644 (37)% 51,225 95,248 (46)% Income tax provision 10,374 15,713 17,483 32,537 Net income $20,228 $32,931 (39)% $33,742 $62,711 (46)% Earnings per common share: Basic $0.27 $0.40 $0.45 $0.75 Diluted $0.27 $0.39 $0.45 $0.74 Weighted average per common share outstanding: Basic 74,740 82,963 74,665 83,452 Diluted 74,931 84,222 74,872 85,041 TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, December 31, 2008 2007 Chg % ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $68,353 $33,315 Accounts receivable, net 132,555 163,730 Inventories 93,520 106,533 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 14,320 11,133 Deferred income taxes 13,978 11,924 Total Current Assets 322,726 326,635 (1)% Property, plant and equipment, net 203,709 208,370 Goodwill 198,877 198,286 Other intangible assets, net 67,774 68,755 Deferred financing costs and other non-current assets 5,104 4,386 Total Assets $798,190 $806,432 (1)% LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable $53,019 $56,206 Accrued expenses and other 65,148 66,080 Income taxes payable 6,318 4,060 Current portion of long-term debt - 288 Total Current Liabilities 124,485 126,634 (2)% Long-term debt 556,500 601,756 Deferred income taxes 30,059 29,645 Other non-current liabilities 1,436 259 Total Liabilities 712,480 758,294 (6)% Stockholders' Equity: Common stock, $.01 par value; 300,000 shares authorized; 99,215 shares issued as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007 992 992 Additional paid in capital 287,146 283,564 Retained earnings 262,283 241,812 Accumulated other comprehensive income 24,294 13,550 Treasury stock, at cost; 24,436 and 24,681 shares as of June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively (489,005) (491,780) Total Stockholders' Equity 85,710 48,138 78% Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $798,190 $806,432 (1)% TEMPUR-PEDIC INTERNATIONAL INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (In thousands) Six Months Ended June 30, 2008 2007 Chg % CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $33,742 $62,711 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 16,685 16,870 Amortization of deferred financing costs 714 667 Amortization of stock-based compensation 4,041 3,380 Allowance for doubtful accounts 3,439 3,508 Deferred income taxes (958) (1,426) Foreign currency adjustments 524 535 Loss (gain) on sale of equipment and other 345 (37) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 32,642 (1,298) Inventories 15,866 (14,509) Prepaid expenses and other current assets (4,724) (4,582) Accounts payable (5,389) (3,445) Accrued expenses and other (2,560) 6,243 Income taxes 1,941 5,567 Net cash provided by operating activities 96,308 74,184 30% CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Payments for trademarks and other intellectual property (463) (461) Purchases of property, plant and equipment (6,328) (4,833) Acquisition of business (1,522) (969) Proceeds from sale of equipment 52 52 Net cash used by investing activities (8,261) (6,211) (33%) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from long-term revolving credit facility 70,732 148,102 Repayments of long-term revolving credit facility (57,244) (75,806) Repayments of long-term debt (1,359) (45,637) Proceeds from issuance of Series A Industrial Revenue Bonds - 15,380 Repayment of Series A Industrial Revenue Bonds (57,785) (3,840) Common stock issued, including reissuances of treasury stock 695 5,573 Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation 366 9,333 Treasury stock repurchased - (100,000) Dividend paid to stockholders (11,946) (11,753) Payments for deferred financing costs (14) (1,269) Net cash used by financing activities (56,555) (59,917) 6% NET EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH 3,546 988 Increase in cash and cash equivalents 35,038 9,044 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 33,315 15,788 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period $68,353 $24,832 175%
Summary of Channel Sales
The Company generates sales through four distribution channels: retail, direct, healthcare and third party. The retail channel sells to furniture, specialty and department stores globally. The direct channel sells directly to consumers. The healthcare channel sells to hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare professionals and medical retailers. The third party channel sells to distributors in countries where Tempur-Pedic International does not operate its own distribution company.
The following table highlights net sales information, by channel and by segment, for the second quarter of 2008 compared to 2007:
($ in thousands) CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2007 By Sales Channel Retail $199,323 $210,941 $130,069 $145,039 $69,254 $65,902 Direct 13,527 20,987 11,328 18,345 2,199 2,642 Healthcare 12,556 11,306 4,501 3,434 8,055 7,872 Third Party 13,255 14,408 2,603 3,828 10,652 10,580 Total $238,661 $257,642 $148,501 $170,646 $90,160 $86,996 Summary of Product Sales A summary of net sales by product is reported below: ($ in thousands) CONSOLIDATED DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2007 Net Sales Mattresses $163,634 $179,568 $108,369 $126,968 $55,265 $52,600 Pillows 28,877 31,799 12,583 14,601 16,294 17,198 Other 46,150 46,275 27,549 29,077 18,601 17,198 Total $238,661 $257,642 $148,501 $170,646 $90,160 $86,996
SOURCE Tempur-Pedic International Inc.
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