SAN DIEGO, August 12, 2011 – InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) a provider of wireless handset solutions serving Latin America and Asia Pacific, today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011.
Commenting further, Mr. Ram noted, “We are pleased with the sales growth of our proprietary line of verykool® wireless products. We have seen particular strength in the retail channel in Latin America and are pleased with initial customer response to our newly designed products. Our goal is to offer a complete family of wireless handsets with unique industrial designs and features that set us apart from the competition. We are making good progress on this goal and hope that it can translate into sequential revenue growth in the coming quarter. We were able to reduce operating expenses during the second quarter, and remain focused in our efforts to return InfoSonics to profitability.”
InfoSonics reported net sales for the second quarter of 2011 of $6.3 million, compared to $22.4 million for the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in net sales was due to a $17.4 million reduction in the company’s distribution sales caused by an Argentine import tariff, which increased the price of imported handsets by up to 30 percent. This decrease was partially offset by a $1.3 million increase in net sales of the company’s verykool® branded products.
Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2010 were $2.4 million, compared to $3.6 million in the second quarter of 2009 and $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2010. The second quarter of 2010 includes $227,000 in research and development expenses related to the company’s new China development subsidiary. Expenses in the first quarter of 2010 benefited from a $400,000 recovery of bad debt expense. The reduction in expenses compared to the second quarter of 2009 was primarily attributable to lower sales commissions and other revenue-related variable expenses, as well as reductions in headcount, lower bad debt expense and other cost efficiencies.
The company’s gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2011 was 14.3% compared to 7.0% in the second quarter of 2010. The improvement in gross margin reflects a higher percentage of total sales derived from the company’s verykool® product line which generate higher margins than the legacy distribution business.
Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2011 were $1.7 million compared to $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2010. Selling, general and administrative expenses declined by 40% from $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2010 to $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2011, related mostly to reductions in variable expenses linked to the decline in the company’s distribution sales as well as the recent closure of the company’s Miami distribution center. The SG&A decline was partially offset by an increase of $167,000 in research and development expenses related to the company’s China development subsidiary, which was established during the second quarter of 2010.
The net loss for the second quarter of 2011 was $822,000, or $0.06 per share, compared to a net loss of $314,000, or $0.02 per share, in the second quarter of 2010.
The company ended the second quarter of 2011 with $14.3 million in cash and cash equivalents. This represented a $0.6 million increase from the first quarter of 2011 and a $1.9 million increase from the end of the fourth quarter of 2010. At June 30, 2011, the company had $19.3 million of net working capital and no outstanding indebtedness.
About Infosonics Corporation
InfoSonics is a provider of wireless handsets and related products to OEMs, carriers and distributors in Latin America and Asia Pacific. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and provides after-sales support for its own proprietary line of products under the verykool® and other private label brands. Additional information can be found on our corporate website at www.infosonics.com and at www.verykool.net.
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Vernon A. LoForti
Chief Financial Officer