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Callaway Golf Company Announces Third Quarter Results

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Callaway Golf Company Announces Third Quarter Results16:10 EDT Thursday, October 27, 2011- Third quarter net sales of $173 million, compared to $176 million last year - Third quarter non-GAAP loss per share of ($0.37)/GAAP loss per share of ($1.01) - Restructuring actions on target to achieve approximately $50 million in gross annualized savings and reinvesting approximately 50% of the savings into brand and demand creation initiativesCARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced its third quarter and year to date 2011 financial results. The Company also announced that its restructuring plan is on pace to deliver gross annualized savings of approximately $50 million.  The Company has developed plans to invest approximately half of the savings in brand and demand creation initiatives.  "Our third quarter results are in line with our lowered expectations and continue to reflect the impact of a challenging golf equipment market and the mistakes we have made in executing a coordinated product and marketing plan based on golf consumers' preferences," commented Tony Thornley, who was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. "We are on target with our recovery plan announced last quarter and have made significant progress in setting the foundation to return to profitability. We have focused the organization on the different elements of our business with the intent to achieve sustained profitability in each of these segments. Growth in sales is an essential part of this strategy, particularly in our core products. We remain committed to reinvesting approximately half of the $50 million in savings towards brand and demand creation initiatives to drive sales growth in 2012 and beyond."GAAP RESULTS.  For the third quarter of 2011, the Company reported the following GAAP results as compared to the third quarter of 2010:Dollars in millions except per share amounts2011% of Sales2010% of SalesIncrease / (Decrease)Net Sales$173-$176-($3)Gross Profit$4727%$4928%($2)Operating Expenses$9253%$8750%$5Operating Income/(Loss)($44)*($38)*($6)Income Tax Provision/(Benefit)$159%($22)*$37Earnings/(Loss) per share($1.01)-($0.33)-($0.68)* Not meaningfulFor the first nine months of 2011, the Company reported the following GAAP results as compared to the first nine months of 2010:Dollars in millions except per share amounts2011% of Sales2010% of SalesIncrease / (Decrease)Net Sales$733-$782-($49)Gross Profit$27437%$31040%($36)Operating Expenses$30542%$29438%$11Operating Income/(Loss)($31)*$162%($47)Income Tax Provision/(Benefit)$699%($4)*$73Earnings/(Loss) per share($1.81)-$0.09-($1.90)* Not meaningfulNON-GAAP RESULTS.In addition to the Company's results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company also provided additional information concerning its results on a non-GAAP basis. The manner in which this non-GAAP information is derived is discussed in more detail at the end of this release and the Company has provided in the tables attached to this release a reconciliation of this non-GAAP information to the most directly comparable GAAP information.  For the third quarter of 2011, the Company reported the following non-GAAP results as compared to the non-GAAP results for the third quarter of 2010:Dollars in millions except per share amounts2011% of Sales2010% of SalesIncrease / (Decrease)Net Sales$173-$176-($3)Gross Profit$5431%$5431%-Operating Expenses$8549%$8749%($2)Operating Income/(Loss)($32)*($33)*$1Income Tax Provision/(Benefit)($14)*($20)*($6)Earnings/(Loss) per share($0.37)-($0.28)-($0.09)* Not meaningfulFor the first nine months of 2011, the Company reported the following non-GAAP results as compared to the non-GAAP results for the first nine months of 2010:Dollars in millions except per share amounts2011% of Sales2010% of SalesIncrease / (Decrease)Net Sales$733-$782-($49)Gross Profit$29240%$31741%($25)Operating Expenses$29540%$29438%$1Operating Income/(Loss)($2)*$233%($25)Income Tax Provision/(Benefit)($4)*($1)-$3Earnings/(Loss) per share($0.23)-$0.17-($0.40)* Not meaningfulBusiness Outlook"We believe the actions we are taking to reduce costs and strengthen our brand are critical steps toward our return to profitability," continued Mr. Thornley.  "And while our full recovery will take more than just one year, we are taking actions in 2011 to ensure that our operating results will be profitable in 2012.  Furthermore, as we look forward to next year, we are encouraged by the continued strength of our brands in the marketplace; we are very excited about the new technology embedded in our 2012 products; we look forward to the benefits from the increased efficiency in our supply and distribution operations following the completion of our global operations strategy initiatives this year; and we expect to begin realizing benefits in 2012 from additional investment in our brand and demand creation initiatives. We believe that all these factors together should result in a much improved 2012 for our business."  The Company estimates that full year 2011 net sales will range from $880 to $890 million compared to $968 million in 2010.  Non-GAAP pre-tax loss is estimated to range from $43 to $48 million.  Assuming a pro forma statutory tax rate of 38.5%, non-GAAP net loss is estimated to range from $27 to $30 million.  These non-GAAP results exclude charges associated with the Company's final phase of its global operations strategy, restructuring costs announced last quarter, non-cash impairment charges, non-cash tax adjustments, and gain on the sale of buildings.Conference Call and WebcastThe Company will be holding a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT today to discuss the Company's financial results and business.  The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com.  To listen to the call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and for instructions on how to access the broadcast.  A replay of the conference call will be available approximately three hours after the call ends, and will remain available through 9:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, November 3, 2011.  The replay may be accessed through the Internet at www.callawaygolf.com or by telephone by calling 1-855-859-2056 toll free for calls originating within the United States or 404-537-3406 for International calls.  The replay pass code is 16667969.  Non-GAAP Information:  This press release and the financial statement schedules attached to this press release have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").  To supplement the GAAP results, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information.  The non-GAAP financial information included in the press release and attached schedules present certain of the Company's financial results excluding charges for (i) the Company's global operations strategy, (ii) a non-cash Top-Flite intangible asset charge, (iii) non-cash tax adjustments relating to or as a result of the establishment of a deferred tax valuation allowance, (iv) restructuring charges, and (v) the gain on the sale of three buildings.  The non-GAAP financial information also includes the Company's results excluding interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization expenses, and the Top-Flite intangible asset charge ("Adjusted EBITDA"). For comparative purposes, the Company applied an annualized statutory tax  rate of 38.5% to derive the non-GAAP income tax provision/benefit.  The non-GAAP information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any measure derived in accordance with GAAP.  The non-GAAP information may also be inconsistent with the manner in which similar measures are derived or used by other companies.  Management uses such non-GAAP information for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period over period comparisons.  Management believes that the presentation of such non-GAAP information, when considered in conjunction with the most directly comparable GAAP information, provides additional useful comparative information for investors in their assessment of the  underlying performance of the Company's business without regard to these items.  The Company has provided reconciling information within the press release and attached schedules.Forward-Looking Statements:  Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results, performance or prospects, including statements relating to the estimated amount or timing of charges and savings related to the Company's restructuring plan, the reinvestment of the savings, the estimated sales and loss for 2011, sales growth, and future benefits from the Company's gross margin initiatives and from increased investment in brand and demand creation initiatives, as well as the return to profitability in 2012, are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are based upon current information and expectations.  Accurately estimating the forward-looking statements is based upon various unknowns, including future changes in foreign currency exchange rates, consumer acceptance and demand for the Company's products, the level of promotional activity in the marketplace, as well as future consumer discretionary purchasing activity, which can be significantly adversely affected by unfavorable economic or market conditions.  Actual results may differ materially from those estimated or anticipated as a result of these unknowns or other risks and uncertainties, including continued compliance with the terms of the Company's credit facility; delays, difficulties or increased costs related to the implementation of the current restructuring plan; delays, difficulties or increased costs in the supply of components needed to manufacture the Company's products, in manufacturing the Company's products, or in connection with the implementation of the Company's planned global operations strategy initiatives or other future initiatives; adverse weather conditions and seasonality; any rule changes or other actions taken by the USGA or other golf association that could have an adverse impact upon demand or supply of the Company's products; a decrease in participation levels in golf; and the effect of terrorist activity, armed conflict, natural disasters or pandemic diseases on the economy generally, on the level of demand for the Company's products or on the Company's ability to manage its supply and delivery logistics in such an environment.  For additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that could affect these statements, the golf industry, and the Company's business, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.About Callaway GolfThrough an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf®, Odyssey®, Top-Flite®, and Ben Hogan® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com or shop.callawaygolf.com.Contacts:  Brad HolidayPatrick BurkeTim Buckman(760) 931-1771(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091203/CGLOGO)Callaway Golf CompanyConsolidated Condensed Balance Sheets(In thousands)(Unaudited)September 30,December 31,20112010(1)ASSETSCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents$         64,295$        55,043Accounts receivable, net147,528144,643Inventories204,213268,591Deferred taxes, net4,76123,514Income taxes receivable5,22910,235Other current assets28,21241,703    Total current assets454,238543,729Property, plant and equipment, net119,653129,601Intangible assets, net153,365161,957Other assets38,49440,725    Total assets$       765,750$      876,012LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable and accrued expenses$       105,783$      139,312Accrued employee compensation and benefits27,22026,456Accrued warranty expense9,9898,427Income tax liability5,097971    Total current liabilities148,089175,166Long-term liabilities40,80513,967Shareholders' equity576,856686,879    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$       765,750$      876,012(1) The deferred taxes, other assets and shareholders' equity line items on the accompanying consolidated condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2010, have been adjusted from amounts previously reported to reflect a decrease in deferred taxes relating to periods previously reported. This adjustment resulted in a $0.9 million decrease to short-term deferred taxes, an $8.1 million decrease to long-term deferred taxes as well as a corresponding decrease to retained earnings of $9.0 million.Callaway Golf CompanyStatements of Operations(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Quarter EndedSeptember 30,20112010Net sales$  173,243$ 175,644Cost of sales125,857126,593Gross profit47,38649,051Operating expenses:Selling 62,27356,307General and administrative 20,77521,447Research and development 8,5019,265Total operating expenses91,54987,019Loss from operations(44,163)(37,968)Other expense, net(3,570)(2,449)Loss before income taxes (47,733)(40,417)Income tax provision (benefit)14,854(22,100)Net loss(62,587)(18,317)Dividends on convertible preferred stock2,6252,625Net loss allocable to common shareholders$   (65,212)$ (20,942)Loss per common share:Basic($1.01)($0.33)Diluted($1.01)($0.33)Weighted-average common shares outstanding:Basic64,78163,989Diluted64,78163,989Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,20112010Net sales$  732,656$ 782,128Cost of sales458,927472,156Gross profit273,729309,972Operating expenses:Selling211,688201,665General and administrative67,18665,570Research and development26,19627,231Total operating expenses305,070294,466Income (loss) from operations(31,341)15,506Other expense, net(8,377)(5,582)Income (loss) before income taxes (39,718)9,924Income tax provision (benefit)69,117(3,527)Net income (loss)(108,835)13,451Dividends on convertible preferred stock7,8757,875Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders$ (116,710)$     5,576Earnings (loss) per common share:Basic($1.81)$0.09Diluted($1.81)$0.09Weighted-average common shares outstanding:Basic64,50563,831Diluted64,50564,319Callaway Golf CompanyConsolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows(In thousands)(Unaudited)Nine Months EndedSeptember  30,20112010Cash flows from operating activities:Net (loss) income$ (108,835)$   13,451Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation and amortization28,43830,242Impairment charge5,413-Deferred taxes, net51,660(10,713)Non-cash share-based compensation8,8797,547(Gain) loss on disposal of long-lived assets(7,196)149Changes in assets and liabilities43,50115,207Net cash provided by operating activities21,86055,883Cash flows from investing activities:Capital expenditures(21,154)(15,355)Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment18,287-Other investing activities-(2,595)Net cash used in investing activities(2,867)(17,950)Cash flows from financing activities:Issuance of common stock2,1982,954Dividends paid, net(9,819)(9,800)Credit facility origination fees(2,467)-Other financing activities(84)(546)Net cash used in financing activities(10,172)(7,392)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents4312,077Net increase in cash and cash equivalents9,25232,618Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period55,04378,314Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$    64,295$ 110,932Callaway Golf CompanyConsolidated Net Sales and Operating Segment Information(In thousands)(Unaudited)Net Sales by Product CategoryNet Sales by Product CategoryQuarter EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30, Growth/(Decline)September 30, Growth/(Decline)20112010(1)DollarsPercent20112010(1)DollarsPercentNet sales:Woods$   41,545$   27,073$ 14,47253%$ 187,827$ 184,740$    3,0872%Irons 38,22348,605(10,382)-21%169,357176,959(7,602)-4%Putters15,06015,873(813)-5%67,70187,552(19,851)-23%Golf balls32,74035,321(2,581)-7%132,086144,549(12,463)-9%Accessories and other45,67548,772(3,097)-6%175,685188,328(12,643)-7%$ 173,243$ 175,644$ (2,401)-1%$ 732,656$ 782,128$ (49,472)-6%Net Sales by RegionNet Sales by RegionQuarter EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30, Growth/(Decline)September 30, Growth/(Decline)20112010DollarsPercent20112010DollarsPercentNet sales:United States$   73,890$   76,208$ (2,318)-3%$ 357,767$ 389,627$ (31,860)-8%Europe25,36523,3961,9698%114,443107,1307,3137%Japan41,80636,6895,11714%108,124120,252(12,128)-10%Rest of Asia17,50521,473(3,968)-18%68,59370,786(2,193)-3%Other foreign countries14,67717,878(3,201)-18%83,72994,333(10,604)-11%$ 173,243$ 175,644$ (2,401)-1%$ 732,656$ 782,128$ (49,472)-6%Operating Segment InformationOperating Segment InformationQuarter EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,  Growth/(Decline) September 30,  Growth/(Decline) 20112010(1)DollarsPercent20112010(1)DollarsPercentNet sales:Golf clubs$ 140,503$ 140,323$      1800%$ 600,570$ 637,579$ (37,009)-6%Golf balls32,74035,321(2,581)-7%132,086144,549(12,463)-9%$ 173,243$ 175,644$ (2,401)-1%$ 732,656$ 782,128$ (49,472)-6%Income (loss) before income taxes:Golf clubs (2) $ (23,941)$ (18,644)$ (5,297)-28%$   19,058$   55,718$ (36,660)-66%Golf balls (3)(6,637)(4,423)(2,214)-50%(4,638)3,314(7,952)-240%Reconciling items (4)(17,155)(17,350)1951%(54,138)(49,108)(5,030)-10%$ (47,733)$ (40,417)$ (7,316)-18%$ (39,718)$     9,924$ (49,642)-500%(1) Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified between product categories to conform with the current period presentation.(2) In connection with the GOS Initiatives, the Company's golf clubs segment absorbed $0.9 million less of charges during the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same period in the prior year.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company's golf clubs segment absorbed  incremental charges of $5.5 million compared to the same period in the prior year.(3) In connection with the GOS Initiatives, the Company's golf balls segment absorbed incremental pre-tax charges of $1.0 million and $4.6 million, respectively, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 compared to the same periods in the prior year.(4) Represents corporate general and administrative expenses and other income (expense) not utilized by management in determining segment profitability.Callaway Golf CompanySupplemental Financial Information(In thousands, except per share data)(Unaudited)Quarter Ended September 30,Quarter Ended September 30,20112010Pro Forma Callaway Golf (1)Global Operations Strategy (1)Non-Cash Tax Adjustment (2)Restructuring (1)Total as ReportedPro Forma Callaway GolfGlobal Operations StrategyTotal as ReportedNet sales$          173,243$             -$                  -$                    -$        173,243$      175,644$                  -$ 175,644Gross profit53,626(5,191)-(1,049)47,38654,156(5,105)49,051% of sales31% n/a n/a n/a 27%31% n/a 28%Operating expenses85,16538-6,34691,54986,78023987,019Income (loss) from operations(31,539)(5,229)-(7,395)(44,163)(32,624)(5,344)(37,968)Other income (expense), net(3,570)---(3,570)(2,449)-(2,449)Income (loss) before income taxes(35,109)(5,229)-(7,395)(47,733)(35,073)(5,344)(40,417)Income tax provision (benefit)(13,517)(2,013)33,231(2,847)14,854(20,091)(2,009)(22,100)Net income (loss)(21,592)(3,216)(33,231)(4,548)(62,587)(14,982)(3,335)(18,317)Dividends on convertible preferred stock2,625---2,6252,625-2,625Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders$          (24,217)$   (3,216)$       (33,231)$           (4,548)$        (65,212)$      (17,607)$         (3,335)$ (20,942)Diluted earnings (loss) per share:$              (0.37)$     (0.05)$           (0.52)$             (0.07)$            (1.01)$          (0.28)$           (0.05)$     (0.33)Weighted-average shares outstanding:                           64,78164,78164,78164,78164,78163,98963,98963,989(1)  For comparative purposes, the Company applied an annualized statutory tax rate of 38.5% to derive pro forma results.(2) Current period impact of valuation allowance established against the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets and impact of applying statutory tax rate of 38.5% to pro forma results.Nine Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,20112010Pro Forma Callaway Golf (1) Global Operations Strategy (1)Non-Cash Impairment Charge (1)Non-Cash Tax Adjustment (2)Restructuring (1)Gain on Sale of Buildings (1)Total as ReportedPro Forma Callaway GolfGlobal Operations StrategyTotal as ReportedNet sales$          732,656$                     -$             -$                  -$                    -$                    -$       732,656$      782,128$                -$ 782,128Gross profit292,118(17,340)--(1,049)-273,729317,274(7,302)309,972% of sales40% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 37%41% n/a 40%Operating expenses294,5982315,413-11,508(6,680)305,070294,066400294,466Income (loss) from operations(2,480)(17,571)(5,413)-(12,557)6,680(31,341)23,208(7,702)15,506Other income (expense), net(8,377)-----(8,377)(5,582)-(5,582)Income (loss) before income taxes(10,857)(17,571)(5,413)-(12,557)6,680(39,718)17,626(7,702)9,924Income tax provision (benefit)(4,180)(6,765)(2,084)84,408(4,834)2,57269,117(598)(2,929)(3,527)Net income (loss)(6,677)(10,806)(3,329)(84,408)(7,723)4,108(108,835)18,224(4,773)13,451Dividends on convertible preferred stock7,875-----7,8757,875-7,875Net income (loss) allocable to common shareholders$          (14,552)$          (10,806)$   (3,329)$       (84,408)$           (7,723)$            4,108$     (116,710)$        10,349$         (4,773)$     5,576Diluted earnings (loss) per share:$              (0.23)$              (0.17)$     (0.05)$           (1.31)$             (0.12)$              0.07$           (1.81)$            0.16$           (0.07)$       0.09Weighted-average shares outstanding:                           64,50564,50564,50564,50564,50564,50564,50564,31964,31964,319(1)  For comparative purposes, the Company applied an annualized statutory tax rate of 38.5% to derive the year-to-date pro forma results.(2) Current period impact of valuation allowance established against the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets and impact of applying statutory tax rate of 38.5% to pro forma results.2011 Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA2010 Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDAAdjusted EBITDA:Quarter EndedQuarter EndedDecember 31, March 31,June 30,September 30,December 31, March 31, June 30,September 30,2010201120112011Total2009201020102010TotalNet income (loss)$          (32,255)$            12,818$ (59,066)$       (62,587)$       (141,090)$       (15,555)$  20,303$        11,465$       (18,317)$   (2,104)Interest expense (income), net(444)142207399304(435)(118)(242)(1,234)(2,029)Income tax provision (benefit)(13,231)8,78045,48314,85455,886(11,142)9,6418,932(22,100)(14,669)Depreciation and amortization expense10,7079,8809,3119,24739,14510,5049,9499,60610,68740,746Impairment charge7,547-5,413-12,960-----Adjusted EBITDA$          (27,676)$            31,620-$     1,348$       (38,087)$         (32,795)$       (16,628)$  39,775$        29,761$       (30,964)$   21,944SOURCE Callaway Golf