Mannatech Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results

FLOWER MOUND, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a global health and wellness company committed to transforming lives to make a better world, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter of 2019.

Quarter End Results

Fourth quarter net sales for 2019 were $39.4 million, a decrease of $4.6 million, or 10.5%, as compared to $44.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Income from operations increased to $2.7 million for the fourth quarter 2019, from a loss of $0.5 million in the same period in 2018. Net income was $2.1 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2019, as compared to a net loss of $1.6 million, or ($0.66) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2018.

Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 78.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2019, as compared to 79.5% for the same period in 2018.

Commissions as a percentage of net sales were 39.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2019, as compared to 40.2% for the same period in the prior year. Incentive costs as a percentage of net sales were 0.9% for the three months ended December 31, 2019, as compared to 3.4% for the same period in 2018.

For the three months ended December 31, 2019, overall selling and administrative expenses decreased by $2.5 million to $5.9 million, as compared to $8.5 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in selling and administrative expenses consisted primarily of a $1.4 million decrease in payroll related costs, a $1.0 million decrease in marketing costs and a $0.1 million decrease in warehouse costs.

For the three months ended December 31, 2019, other operating costs decreased by $1.5 million to $5.9 million, as compared to $7.4 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in other operating costs was primarily due to a decrease in legal and consulting fees as well as travel and entertainment costs associated with our corporate sponsored events.

The approximate number of new and continuing independent associate and preferred customer positions held by individuals in Mannatech’s network and associated with purchases of our packs or products as of December 31, 2019 and 2018 were approximately 169,000 and 200,000, respectively. Recruiting decreased 9.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The number of new independent associate and preferred customer positions in the company’s network for the fourth quarter of 2019 was 18,462 as compared to 20,447 in 2018.

Year End Results

Overall net sales decreased $15.8 million, or 9.1%, for 2019, as compared to 2018. During 2019, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates had an overall unfavorable impact on our net sales. During 2019, our net sales declined 6.1% on a Constant dollar basis (a Non-GAAP financial measure); while unfavorable foreign exchange during 2019 caused a decrease of $5.3 million in net sales as compared to 2018. Net income for 2019 was $3.3 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $3.9 million, or ($1.53) per diluted share, for 2018.

Gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased to 80.0% for 2019, as compared to 80.1% for 2018.

Commission expenses decreased for the year ended December 31, 2019, by 10.7%, or $7.4 million to $61.7 million, as compared to $69.1 million for the same period in 2018. Commissions as a percentage of net sales were 39.1% for the year ending December 31, 2019 and 39.8% for the same period in the prior year.

Incentive costs decreased for the year ended December 31, 2019 by 40.9%, or $1.8 million, to $2.6 million, as compared to $4.4 million, for the same period in 2018. The costs of incentives, as a percentage of net sales decreased to 1.6% for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to 2.5% for the same period in 2018.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, overall selling and administrative expenses decreased by $3.3 million, or 9.8%, to $30.8 million, as compared to $34.2 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease in selling and administrative expenses consisted of a $2.1 million decrease in marketing costs, of which $1.1 million was a VAT refund that was originally recorded in marketing costs, a $0.6 million decrease in distribution costs, a $0.4 million decrease in stock based compensation expense and a $0.2 million decrease in contract labor costs.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, other operating costs decreased by $6.9 million, or 23.3%, to $22.6 million, as compared to $29.4 million for the same period in 2018. For the year ended December 31, 2019, other operating costs, as a percentage of net sales, were 14.3%, as compared to 17.0% for the same period in 2018. The decrease was due to a $2.2 million decrease in travel and entertainment costs associated with management’s decision to conduct Mannafest as a regional event instead of an international event, a $2.2 million decrease in office expenses due to the corporate office relocation during 2018, a $1.4 million decrease in legal and consulting fees, a $0.5 million decrease in bad debt expense, a $0.4 million decrease in credit card fees and a $0.1 million decrease in charitable contributions.

For the year ended December 31, 2019 our tax provision was $2.4 million and for the comparable period of 2018, our tax provision was $4.4 million. For both 2019 and 2018, the Company’s provision was impacted by the mix of earnings across jurisdictions, valuation allowance recorded on losses in certain jurisdictions, and the impact of global intangible low-tax income as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) passed in 2017.

As of December 31, 2019, our cash and cash equivalents increased by 13.4%, or $2.9 million, to $24.8 million from $21.8 million as of December 31, 2018. For the year ended December 31, 2019 operations generated $4.9 million of cash. During the year ended December 31, 2019, we invested $0.8 million in computer hardware and software and $0.4 million for leasehold improvements in various international offices and training centers. During this period, our financing activities included repayments of $1.2 million to long term liabilities and finance lease obligations. Finally, we are proud that we have returned shareholder value with $1.2 million for dividends to shareholders and repurchases of $0.3 million in common stock.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release and related tables include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including a presentation of constant dollar measures. We disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, including changes in: Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Income from Operations.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors because they are an indicator of the strength and performance of ongoing business operations. The constant currency figures are financial measures used by management to provide investors an additional perspective on trends. Although we believe the non-GAAP financial measures enhance investors’ understanding of our business and performance, these non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered an exclusive alternative to accompanying GAAP financial measures. Please see the accompanying table entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

We have included a second non-GAAP measure, which reconciles net loss, as reported to net earnings, as adjusted. This presentation isolates the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance and eliminates certain items that management believes do not reflect the Company’s operations and underlying operational performance. Please see Schedule A: Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Net Earnings, as Adjusted).

Safe Harbor statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “hope,” “could,” “would,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “approximates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “potential,” and “continues” or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech’s objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech’s inability to attract and retain associates and members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements, and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

Individuals interested in Mannatech’s products or in exploring its business opportunity can learn more at Mannatech.com.

 

MANNATECH, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share information)

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

December 31,

2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

24,762

 

 

$

21,845

 

Restricted cash

943

 

 

1,514

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $708 and $770 in 2019 and 2018, respectively

955

 

 

106

 

Income tax receivable

220

 

 

291

 

Inventories, net

10,152

 

 

12,821

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,239

 

 

3,361

 

Deferred commissions

1,758

 

 

2,449

 

Total current assets

41,029

 

 

42,387

 

Property and equipment, net

5,261

 

 

5,860

 

Construction in progress

865

 

 

904

 

Long-term restricted cash

5,295

 

 

7,225

 

Other assets

9,592

 

 

3,894

 

Deferred tax assets, net

881

 

 

1,928

 

Total assets

$

62,923

 

 

$

62,198

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Current portion of finance leases

$

87

 

 

$

75

 

Accounts payable

3,526

 

 

6,724

 

Accrued expenses

8,209

 

 

5,995

 

Commissions and incentives payable

9,728

 

 

12,189

 

Taxes payable

2,187

 

 

2,655

 

Current notes payable

739

 

 

702

 

Deferred revenue

4,416

 

 

5,274

 

Total current liabilities

28,892

 

 

33,614

 

Finance leases, excluding current portion

176

 

 

72

 

Deferred tax liabilities

3

 

 

3

 

Long-term notes payable

363

 

 

883

 

Other long-term liabilities

6,214

 

 

2,302

 

Total liabilities

35,648

 

 

36,874

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 99,000,000 shares authorized, 2,742,857 shares issued and 2,381,131 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 2,742,857 shares issued and 2,381,149 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

34,143

 

 

33,939

 

Accumulated deficits

(690

)

 

(2,782

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

3,757

 

 

4,337

 

Treasury stock, at average cost, 361,726 shares as of December 31, 2019 and 361,708 shares as of December 31, 2018, respectively

(9,935

)

 

(10,170

)

Total shareholders’ equity

27,275

 

 

25,324

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

62,923

 

 

$

62,198

 

 
 

MANNATECH, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share information)

 

 

For the three months

ended December 31,

 

For the years ended

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net sales

$

39,388

 

 

$

44,024

 

 

$

157,728

 

 

$

173,558

 

Cost of sales

8,297

 

 

9,049

 

 

31,550

 

 

34,476

 

Gross profit

31,091

 

 

34,975

 

 

126,178

 

 

139,082

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions and incentives

16,064

 

 

19,153

 

 

64,254

 

 

73,514

 

Selling and administrative expenses

5,916

 

 

8,450

 

 

30,824

 

 

34,156

 

Depreciation and amortization

524

 

 

543

 

 

2,088

 

 

2,064

 

Other operating costs

5,858

 

 

7,352

 

 

22,579

 

 

29,438

 

Total operating expenses

28,362

 

 

35,498

 

 

119,745

 

 

139,172

 

Income (loss) from operations

2,729

 

 

(523

)

 

6,433

 

 

(90

)

Interest income (expense)

67

 

 

76

 

 

(16

)

 

288

 

Other income (expense), net

(1,235

)

 

(390

)

 

(681

)

 

291

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

1,561

 

 

(837

)

 

5,736

 

 

489

 

Income tax (provision) benefit

544

 

 

(738

)

 

(2,447

)

 

(4,375

)

Net income (loss)

$

2,105

 

 

$

(1,575

)

 

$

3,289

 

 

$

(3,886

)

Income (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.88

 

 

$

(0.66

)

 

$

1.38

 

 

$

(1.53

)

Diluted

$

0.87

 

 

$

(0.66

)

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

(1.53

)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

2,385

 

 

2,381

 

 

2,391

 

 

2,541

 

Diluted

2,416

 

 

2,381

 

 

2,441

 

 

2,541

 

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Sales, Gross Profit and Income From Operations in Constant Dollars)

To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we disclose operating results that have been adjusted to exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, including changes in: Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Income from Operations. We refer to these adjusted financial measures as constant dollar items, which are non-GAAP financial measures. We believe these measures provide investors an additional perspective on trends. To exclude the impact of changes due to the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars, we calculate current year results and prior year results at a constant exchange rate, which is the prior year’s rate. Currency impact is determined as the difference between actual growth rates and constant currency growth rates.

The table below reconciles fourth quarter 2019 constant dollar sales to GAAP sales.

 

 

Sales – Q4 2019

 

GAAP

Measure:

Total $

 

Non-GAAP

Measure:

Constant $

 

Constant $

Change

Americas

$

11.8

 

 

$

11.8

 

 

$

 

Asia Pacific

24.1

 

 

24.8

 

 

0.7

 

EMEA

3.4

 

 

3.5

 

 

0.1

 

Total

$

39.3

 

 

$

40.1

 

 

$

0.8

 

 

The table below reconciles fiscal year 2018 and 2019 constant dollar net sales, gross profit and income from operations to GAAP net sales, gross profit and income from operations.

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Constant $ Change

 

GAAP

Measure:

Total $

 

Non-GAAP

Measure:

Constant $

 

GAAP

Measure:

Total $

 

Dollar

 

Percent

Net sales

157.7

 

 

163.0

 

 

$

173.6

 

 

(10.6

)

 

(6.1

)%

Product

154.6

 

 

159.7

 

 

170.2

 

 

(10.5

)

 

(6.2

)%

Pack and associate fees

2.3

 

 

2.4

 

 

2.5

 

 

(0.1

)

 

(4.0

)%

Other

0.8

 

 

0.9

 

 

0.9

 

 

 

 

%

Gross profit

126.2

 

 

130.5

 

 

139.1

 

 

(8.6

)

 

(6.2

)%

Income (loss) from operations

6.4

 

 

7.7

 

 

(0.1

)

 

7.8

 

 

(7,800.0

)%

 

Schedule A: Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Net Earnings, as Adjusted)

(Unaudited and unreviewed), (Table provides Dollars in thousands)

In addition to its reported results and guidance calculated in accordance with GAAP, the Company has included in this release adjusted net earnings, a performance measure that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as a “non-GAAP financial measure.” Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s reported results, in each case calculated in accordance with GAAP, can provide useful supplemental information for investors because they facilitate a period to period comparative assessment of the Company’s operating performance relative to its performance based on reported results under GAAP, while isolating the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance and eliminate certain items that management believes do not reflect the Company’s operations and underlying operational performance.

The following is a reconciliation of net loss, presented and reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, to net earnings, as adjusted for certain items:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

 

12/31/2019

 

12/31/2018

Net income (loss), as reported

$

2,105

 

 

$

(1,575

)

 

$

3,289

 

 

$

(3,886

)

Expenses related to moving the corporate headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,305

 

Net earnings (loss), as adjusted

$

2,105

 

 

$

(1,575

)

 

$

3,289

 

 

$

(2,581

)

 

Contacts

Donna Giordano

Manager, Executive Office Administration

972-471-6512

ir@mannatech.com
www.mannatech.com

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