• Q2 net income up 2.25% to US$671,134
  • Sales increased 3.3% to reach $13.2m

Zipper and trim supplier Talon International posted a 2.25% increase in second-quarter net income on the back of rising sales.

The company recorded net income of US$671,134, as sales increased 3.3% to reach $13.2m.

However, over the half-year, sales declined slightly to $21.92m from $21.98m, wlthough net income shot up to $465,504 from $255,397.

Sales were helped by rising demand from most of its customers, and boosted by new speciality apparel customers. However, gains were partially offset by a reduction in sales of non-branded zippers to price-sensitive mass merchandise and licensing customers such as Wal-Mart and JC Penney.

"Growth from new nominations won in 2011 and 2012 added nearly 9% to our prior year results for the first half," said Talon CEO Lonnie Schnell.

"Unfortunately these gains were overshadowed by reductions in industry-challenged customers such as JC Penney, where our sales to this mass merchandiser fell nearly $750,000 for the quarter and approximately $1.5m for the first half of 2012."

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LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire -08/13/12)- Talon International, Inc. (TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and interlining products, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Highlights

 

  • Sales for the Second Quarter 2012 totaled $13.2 million vs. $12.8 million in 2011.
  • Gross profit margin for the Second Quarter 2012 was 33.1%, up 1.2 percentage points from 2011.

 

Financial Results

Sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $13.2 million, an increase of $428,000 or 3.3% from the same quarter of 2011. Zipper sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $6.9 million as compared to $7.3 million for the same quarter in 2011, and Trim product sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $6.3 million as compared to $5.5 million for the same quarter in 2011. Sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $21.9 million, a slight decrease of $55,000 compared to the same period in 2011. Zipper sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $11.3 million as compared to $12.8 million for the same period in 2011, and Trim product sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $10.6 million as compared to $9.2 million for the same period in 2011. The increase in sales for the quarter and the modest decline in sales for the first six months of 2012 evidenced increased sales to the majority of customers, and additional sales to new specialty apparel customers, partially offset by reduced sales of non-branded zippers to selected price sensitive mass merchandise and licensing customers, such as Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney. "While our total sales results for the second quarter and first half of 2012 only reflected modest results against the prior year's performance, there is strong evidence of an underlying success in our efforts to win market share with new specialty and image-driven brands. Growth from new nominations won in 2011 and 2012 added nearly 9% to our prior year results for the first half. Unfortunately these gains were overshadowed by reductions in industry-challenged customers such as J.C. Penney, where our sales to this mass merchandiser fell nearly $750,000 for the quarter and approximately $1.5 million for the first half of 2012," noted Lonnie Schnell, Talon's CEO.

Gross profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $4.4 million or 33.1% of sales as compared to $4.1 million, or 31.9% of sales for the same quarter in 2011. The increases of $295,000 and 1.2 percentage points were principally attributable to increased sales and an improved mix of sales to specialty retailers and higher-margin Trim product sales. Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $7.1 million, or 32.5% of sales, as compared to $7.0 million, or 31.6% of sales for the same period in 2011. The gross profit increases for the six months ended June 30, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 were principally attributable to the improved mix of sales to specialty retailers and higher-margin Trim product sales.

Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 and 2011 were $3.4 million and $3.1 million, respectively. Operating expenses for the first half of 2012 and 2011 were $6.6 million as compared to $6.2 million for the same period in 2011. The increases in operating spending are associated with increased spending in our sales efforts within the U.S., Europe and Asia; corporate advisory and consulting expenses; and legal fees associated with securing our patent and trademark filings worldwide. These spending increases were partially offset by lower non-cash compensation costs. Sales and marketing expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $1.2 million as compared to $1.1 million for the same quarter in 2011. Sales and marketing expenses for the first half of 2012 were $2.3 million as compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2011. General and administrative expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 totaled $2.2 million compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2011. General and administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $4.4 million, reflecting an increase of $86,000 over the same period in 2011.

Provisions for income taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $284,000, as compared to $322,000 for the same period in 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012 a net benefit from income taxes of $7,000 was recorded, as compared to a provision for income taxes of $414,000 for the same period in 2011. The net income tax benefit for the six months ended June 30, 2012 included the reversal of a potential tax liability of $196,000 established in 2007 for foreign tax positions that might have been subject to reversal upon a regulatory review. During the first quarter of 2012, the time limit for assessment of the tax liability expired and the liability was removed.

The net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $671,000 as compared to a net income of $656,000 for the same quarter in 2011. The net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $466,000 as compared to a net income of $255,000 for the same period in 2011.

Original source: Talon International