Truett-Hurst, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 Ended September 30, 2016 - Nov 7, 2016
Truett-Hurst, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017 Ended September 30, 2016

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Truett-Hurst, Inc. (NASDAQ: THST), which operates an innovative and fast growing super-premium and ultra-premium wine sales, marketing and production company based in the acclaimed Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys of Sonoma County, California, reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 which ended on September 30, 2016.

Truett-Hurst, Inc., www.truetthurstinc.com.

First Quarter FY17 vs. FY16

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, total net sales from continuing operations totaled $5.9 million, a decrease of 7.6% compared to the same period in the prior year.  Consolidated gross margin from continuing operations was 31.1%, a decrease of 2.7% over the prior year. 

Wholesale

  • Net Sales of $4.5 million ( a decrease of 11.7%) or $.6 million)
  • Gross Margin of 21.6% (an decrease of 4.0 margin points)
  • Gross Profit of $1.0 million (a decrease of $0.3 million)

Direct to Consumer (DTC)

  • Net Sales of $1.4 million ( an increase of 9.1% or $0.1 million)
  • Gross Margin of 62.3% (a decrease of 4.4 margin points)
  • Gross Profit of $0.8 million, flat to prior year

Operating Expenses: 

Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2016 were $2.1 million compared to $2.3 million in the same period in the prior year.

"We exceeded our case sales objectives, however, the mix varied from expectation therefore our wholesale net sales and gross margins were lower, DTC gross margins are down due to several online promotions and should come back up over the year.  I'm pleased that are our expenses were lower as we work to get our mix back on track," commented Phillip L. Hurst, Truett-Hurst, Inc.'s President and CEO.

Earnings Call

Truett-Hurst, Inc.'s management will host a conference call today, November 7, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss the Company's financial results.  To listen to the conference call, dial in approximately ten minutes before the scheduled call to 1.888.347.6082 or international at 1.412.902.4286 and request Truett-Hurst, Inc.'s Fiscal Year 2016 Results Call, or visit our webcast link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1132/17739.

A supporting presentation, in advance of the conference call, will be available at:

http://www.truetthurstinc.com

To listen to a replay of the call, dial US Toll Free:  1.877.344.7529 or International Toll: 1.412.317.0088 and enter the replay access code 10094603.  The call will be available one hour after the end of the conference call through November 14, 2016 at 9:00 am ET.  

About Truett-Hurst, Inc.

Truett-Hurst, Inc. (NASDAQ: THST, www.truetthurstinc.com) is a holding company and its sole asset is the controlling equity interest in H.D.D. LLC., an innovative and fast-growing super-premium, ultra-premium and luxury wine sales, marketing and production company based in the acclaimed Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys of Sonoma County, California. Truett-Hurst, Inc. is headquartered in Healdsburg, California.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and our earnings conference call for the first quarter ended September 30, 2016 contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are made as of the date of this press release based upon our current expectations.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenue, projected costs, prospects, plans, opportunities, and objectives constitute "forward-looking statements."  The words "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "potential" or "continue" and similar types of expressions identify such statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  Such forward-looking statements include expectations regarding revenue, income, and expenses for the periods after June 30, 2016.  These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, a reduction in the supply of grapes and bulk wine available to us; significant competition; any change in our relationships with retailers which could harm our business; we may not achieve or maintain profitability in the future; the loss of key employees; a reduction in our access to, or an increase in the cost of, the third-party services we use to produce our wine; credit facility restrictions on our current and future operations; failure to protect, or infringement of, trademarks and proprietary rights; these factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this report.  For additional information, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on September 28, 2016, or our other reports currently on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect future results.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

TRUETT-HURST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data/per share data)

 
   

September 30, 2016

 

June 30, 2016

   

(unaudited)

   

Assets

       

Current assets:

       

   Cash and cash equivalents

$

4,324

$

4,043

Accounts receivable

 

3,890

 

2,678

Inventories, net

 

21,666

 

19,918

Bulk wine deposits

 

-

 

271

Other current assets

 

215

 

125

Total current assets

 

30,095

 

27,035

         

Property and equipment, net

 

5,560

 

5,583

Intangible assets, net

 

498

 

496

Other assets, net

 

367

 

391

Total assets

$

36,520

$

33,505

         

Liabilities and Equity

       

    Current liabilities:

       

   Lines of credit

$

10,034

$

10,311

   Accounts payable

 

4,055

 

1,351

   Accrued expenses

 

976

 

820

   Depletion allowance

 

612

 

610

   Due to related parties

 

64

 

-

   Accrual for sales returns

 

34

 

528

   Current maturities of long term debt

 

512

 

475

  Total current liabilities

 

16,287

 

14,095

         

Long term debt, net of current maturities

 

3,363

 

3,189

Total liabilities

 

19,650

 

17,284

         

Commitments and contingencies

       

Equity:

       

Stockholders' equity

       

  Preferred stock, par value of $0.001 per share, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016

 

 

-

 

 

-

  Class A common stock, par value of $0.001 per share, 15,000,000 authorized, 4,306,609 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016

 

 

4

 

 

4

  Class B common stock, par value of $0.001 per share, 1,000 authorized, 7 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016

 

 

-

 

 

-

Additional paid-in capital

 

15,889

 

15,794

Accumulated deficit

 

(5,283)

 

(5,600)

Total Truett-Hurst, Inc. equity

 

10,610

 

10,198

Noncontrolling interest

 

6,260

 

6,023

Total equity

 

16,870

 

16,221

Total liabilities and equity

$

36,520

$

33,505

 

TRUETT-HURST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share data/per share data)

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

   

2016

 

2015

Sales

$

6,102

$

6,533

Less excise tax

 

(216)

 

(163)

      Net sales

 

5,886

 

6,370

         

Cost of sales

 

4,056

 

4,220

         

  Gross profit

 

1,830

 

2,150

         

Operating expenses:

       

    Sales and marketing

 

1,224

 

1,438

    General and administrative

 

812

 

891

    Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

 

17

 

(1)

        Total operating expenses

 

2,053

 

2,328

         

Loss from operations

 

(223)

 

(178)

         

Other income (expense):

       

Interest expense, net

 

(80)

 

(83)

Gain on termination of lease

 

844

 

-

Other

 

14

 

(93)

Total other income (expense), net

 

778

 

(176)

Net income (loss) before income taxes

 

555

 

(354)

Income tax expense

 

1

 

-

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

 

554

 

(354)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

-

 

16

Net income (loss) attributable to Truett-Hurst, Inc. and H.D.D. LLC

 

554

 

(338)

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest: H.D.D. LLC

 

(237)

 

126

Net income (loss) attributable to Truett-Hurst, Inc.

$

317

$

(212)

         

Net income (loss) per share:

       

Basic weighted avg shares

$

0.07

$

(0.05)

Diluted weighted average shares

$

0.04

$

-

         

Weighted average shares used in computing net income (loss) per share:

       

Basic weighted average shares

 

4,306,609

 

4,027,183

Diluted weighted average shares

 

7,675,917

 

-

         

 

TRUETT-HURST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 (unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

   

2016

 

2015

Cash flows from operating activities:

       

Net income (loss)

$

554

$

(338)

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

-

 

(16)

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

 

554

 

(354)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

       

Depreciation and amortization

 

200

 

154

Reserve for assets to be abandoned

 

127

 

-

Stock-based compensation

 

95

 

86

(Gain) loss on fair value of interest rate swap

 

(23)

 

72

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

 

17

 

(1)

         

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net

       

Accounts receivable

 

(1,212)

 

(797)

Inventories

 

(1,748)

 

(2,148)

Bulk wine deposit

 

271

 

320

Other current assets

 

(90)

 

176

Accounts payable

 

2,704

 

1,972

Accrued expenses

 

179

 

401

Depletion allowance

 

2

 

(100)

Accrual for sales returns

 

(494)

 

(6)

Due to related parties

 

64

 

200

Cash provided by discontinued operations

 

-

 

61

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

646

 

37

         

Cash flows from investing activities:

       

Acquisition of property and equipment

 

(288)

 

(260)

Acquisition of intangible and other assets

 

(15)

 

(42)

Proceeds from sale of assets

 

4

 

2

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(299)

 

(300)

         

Cash flows from financing activities:

       

Net (payments on) proceeds from line of credit

 

(277)

 

961

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

387

 

481

Payments on long-term debt

 

(176)

 

(85)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(66)

 

1,357

         

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

281

 

1,094

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

4,043

 

1,578

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

4,324

$

2,672

         

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

       

Cash paid for interest

$

80

$

81

Cash paid for income taxes

$

1

$

-

           

 

For more information, contact:
Truett-Hurst, Inc.
Evan Meyer, 
Chief Financial Officer 
Phone: 707.431.4423
Fax: 707.395.0289
Email: Evan@truetthurst.com

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