Universal Electronics Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

May 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, CA – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ: UEIC) reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and CEO, stated, “For the first quarter 2016, we reported adjusted pro forma net sales growth of 14% and adjusted pro forma EPS growth of 9% over the same quarter last year. Our subscription broadcasting business continues to benefit from the increasing adoption of advanced products and technologies by the world’s largest home entertainment companies. We’ve also made progress in bringing our new suite of intelligent home sensing solutions to market as we signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Interlogix to enhance our penetration of the residential and commercial security sales channel.”

“Throughout 2016, we plan to introduce an exciting line-up of new home security, monitoring and control solutions. These new products combine with our home entertainment control solutions, enabling us to provide our customers with a more complete smart home solution. As the Internet of Things allows more devices to be included within the home control arena, UEI’s products and technologies are enabling consumers to more easily control and interact with their entertainment and home security products.”   

Adjusted Pro Forma Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31: 2016 Compared to 2015

  • Net sales were $151.5 million, compared to $132.7 million.
    • Business Category revenue was $141.5 million, compared to $121.5 million. The Business Category contributed 93.4% of total net sales, compared to 91.6%.
    • Consumer Category revenue was $10.0 million, compared to $11.2 million. The Consumer Category contributed 6.6% of total net sales, compared to 8.4%.
  • Gross margins were 25.6%, compared to 28.4%.
  • Operating expenses were $29.5 million, compared to $28.6 million.
  • Operating income was $9.4 million, compared to $9.1 million.
  • Net income was $7.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to $7.4 million, or $0.46 per diluted share.
  • At March 31, 2016, cash and cash equivalents were $56.1 million.

Financial Outlook

For the second quarter of 2016, the company expects adjusted pro forma net sales to range between $167.0 million and $175.0 million, compared to $147.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2016 are expected to range from $0.71 to $0.81, compared to adjusted pro forma earnings per diluted share of $0.67 in the second quarter of 2015.

Conference Call Information

UEI’s management team will hold a conference call today, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, to discuss its first quarter 2016 earnings results, review recent activity and answer questions. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-843-0414 and for international calls dial 315-625-3071 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 88920918. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for one year at www.uei.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, in the U.S., please dial 855-859-2056 and internationally, 404-537-3406. Enter access code 88920918.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics

Adjusted pro forma net sales, gross margins, operating expenses, net income and earnings per share are Non-GAAP supplemental measures of the company's performance that are not required by, and are not presented in accordance with GAAP. The Non-GAAP information does not substitute for any performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP.  Non-GAAP net sales is defined as net sales excluding the impact of stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants.  Non-GAAP gross profit is defined as gross profit excluding stock-based compensation expense and cost of goods sold and depreciation expense related to the increase in inventories and fixed assets from cost to fair market value resulting from acquisitions. Non-GAAP operating expenses are defined as operating expenses excluding amortization of intangibles acquired, stock-based compensation expense, and employee related restructuring costs. Non-GAAP net income is defined as net income from operations excluding the aforementioned items and the related tax effects. A reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial results to GAAP results is included at the end of this press release.

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

Note on Forward-looking Statements

This press release and accompanying schedules contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including net sales, profit margin and earnings trends, estimates and assumptions; our expectations about new product introductions; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts.  We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those we identify below and other risk factors that we identify in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K.  Risks that could affect forward-looking statements in this press release include changes in market conditions; the pace of the economy; competitive conditions in the industries we serve, including the smart home and residential and commercial security industries; and relationships with our customers.  Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release.  We make these forward-looking statements as of May 5, 2016.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:

Paul Arling (UEI) 714.918.9500

Becky Herrick (IR Agency) 415.433.3777

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