SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 9, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (858) 404-8800
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 9, 2013, PriceSmart, Inc. issued a press release regarding its results of operations for its first quarter ended November 30, 2012 and its net warehouse club sales for the month ended December 31, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1. Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, such exhibit and the information set forth therein and herein shall be deemed “furnished” and not “filed” for purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to liability under that section.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished herewith:
Press Release of PriceSmart, Inc. dated January 9, 2013.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 9, 2013
/S/ JOHN M. HEFFNER
John M. Heffner
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)
Press Release of PriceSmart, Inc. dated January 9, 2013.
PriceSmart Announces First Quarter Results of Operations and December Sales
San Diego, CA (January 9, 2013) - PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT,) today announced its results of operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 which ended on November 30, 2012.
For the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, net warehouse club sales increased 11.8% to $523.6 million from $468.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. Total revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $535.3 million compared to $477.5 million in the first quarter of the prior year. The Company had 30 clubs in operation as of November 30, 2012, compared to 29 warehouse clubs in operation as of November 30, 2011.
The Company recorded operating income for the first quarter of $29.8 million, compared to operating income of $24.3 million for the first quarter of the prior year. Net income was $20.0 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. Net income in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $14.0 million, or $0.47 per diluted share.
For the month of December 2012, net sales increased 11.6% to $253.7 million from $227.4 million in December a year earlier. For the four months ended December 31, 2012, net sales increased 11.7% to $777.3 million from $695.6 million in the same period last year. There were 30 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of December 2012 compared to 29 warehouse clubs in operation in December 2011.
For the four weeks ended December 30, 2012, comparable warehouse sales for the 29 warehouse clubs open at least 13 1/2 full months increased 13.7% compared to the same four-week period last year. For the seventeen-week period ended December 30, 2012, comparable warehouse sales increased 9.9% compared to the comparable seventeen-week period a year ago.
PriceSmart management plans to host a conference call at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Pacific time) on Thursday, January 10, 2013, to discuss the financial results.
Individuals interested in participating in the conference call may do so by dialing (888) 359-3624 toll free, and entering participant code 4470837.
A digital replay will be available through January 31, 2013, following the conclusion of the call by dialing (888) 203-1112 for domestic callers, or (719) 457-0820 for international callers, and entering relay passcode 4470837.
PriceSmart, headquartered in San Diego, owns and operates U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, selling high quality merchandise at low prices to PriceSmart members. PriceSmart now operates 30 warehouse clubs in 12 countries and one U.S. territory (five in Costa Rica; four each in Panama and Trinidad; three each in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic; two each in Colombia, El Salvador, and Honduras; and one each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua and the United States Virgin Islands).
This press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the Company's anticipated future revenues and earnings, adequacy of future cash flow and related matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements containing the words “expect,” “believe,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipated,” “scheduled,” and like expressions, and the negative thereof. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the following risks: the Company's financial performance is dependent on international operations which exposes the Company to various risks; any failure by the Company to manage its widely dispersed operations could adversely affect its business; the Company faces significant competition; future sales growth could be dependent upon the Company acquiring suitable sites for additional
warehouse clubs; the Company faces difficulties in the shipment of, and risks inherent in the acquisition and importation of, merchandise to its warehouse clubs; the Company is exposed to weather and other natural disaster risks; general economic conditions could adversely impact the Company's business in various respects; the Company is subject to changes in relationships and agreements with third parties with which the Company does business; a few of the Company's stockholders own nearly 30.4% of the Company's voting stock, which may make it difficult to complete some corporate transactions without their support and may impede a change in control; the loss of key personnel could harm the Company's business; the Company is subject to volatility in foreign currency exchange rates; the Company faces the risk of exposure to product liability claims, a product recall and adverse publicity; a determination that the Company's long-lived or intangible assets have been impaired could adversely affect the Company's future results of operations and financial position; although the Company takes steps to continuously review, enhance, and implement improvements to its internal controls, there may be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies that the Company has not yet identified; as well as the other risks detailed in the Company's U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on October 30, 2012. We assume no obligation and expressly disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this presentation or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
For further information, please contact John M. Heffner, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer (858) 404-8826.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED-AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
Three Months Ended November 30,
Net warehouse club sales
Cost of goods sold:
Net warehouse club
Selling, general and administrative:
Warehouse club operations
General and administrative
Total operating expenses
Other income (expense):
Other income (expense), net
Total other expense
Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes and income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates
Provision for income taxes
Income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates
Income from continuing operations
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
Net income per share available for distribution:
Basic net income per share from continuing operations
Basic net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations, net of tax
Basic net income per share
Diluted net income per share from continuing operations
Diluted net income (loss) per share from discontinued operations, net of tax
Diluted net income per share
Shares used in per share computations:
Dividends per share
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE DATA)
Cash and cash equivalents
Short-term restricted cash
Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1 as of November 30 and August 31, 2012, respectively
Deferred tax assets - current
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Long-term restricted cash
Property and equipment, net
Deferred tax assets - long term
Other non-current assets
Investment in unconsolidated affiliates
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accrued salaries and benefits
Deferred membership income
Income taxes payable
Other accrued expenses
Long-term debt, current portion
Deferred tax liability - current
Total current liabilities
Deferred tax liability - long-term
Long-term portion of deferred rent
Long-term income taxes payable, net of current portion
Long-term debt, net of current portion
Other long-term liabilities (includes $1.4 million and $1.2 million for the fair value of derivative instruments and $419 and $396 for the defined benefit plans as of November 30 and August 31, 2012, respectively)
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 45,000,000 shares authorized; 30,861,245 and 30,855,651 shares issued and 30,215,819 and 30,210,255 shares outstanding (net of treasury shares) as of November 30 and August 31, 2012, respectively.
Additional paid-in capital
Tax benefit from stock-based compensation
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Less: treasury stock at cost; 645,426 as of November 30 and August 31, 2012, respectively.
Total Liabilities and Equity