SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation (Nasdaq: HEAR), a leading gaming audio and accessory brand, reported record financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Turtle Beach (www.turtlebeach.com) is a leading gaming accessory brand offering a wide selection of cutting-edge, award-winning gaming headsets. Whether you're a professional esports athlete, hardcore gamer, casual player, or just starting out, Turtle Beach has the gaming headset to help you truly master your skills. Innovative and advanced technology, amazing high-quality gaming audio, crystal-clear communication, lightweight and comfortable designs, and ease-of-use are just a few features that make Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand for gamers the world over. Designed for Xbox, PlayStation®, and Nintendo consoles as well as for PC, Mac®, and mobile/tablet devices, owning a Turtle Beach gaming headset gives you the competitive advantage. Hear Everything. Defeat Everyone.™ The Company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR. (PRNewsfoto/Turtle Beach Corporation)

Second Quarter Summary vs. Year-Ago Quarter:

  • Net revenue increased 93% to $79.7 million ($80.1 million in constant currency);
  • Gross margin increased 480 basis points to 36.7%;
  • Net income increased significantly to $8.2 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million, or $(0.16) per diluted share; and
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $12.9 million compared to $1.6 million.

Management Commentary
"Our record-setting performance in the second quarter was driven by a combination of strong consumer demand for headsets, superior execution that allowed us to gain market share, and our ability to leverage operating expenses even as we invested in new growth initiatives," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "We couldn't be prouder of what our team has accomplished in recent months under challenging conditions. What is most encouraging is that we believe the demand is not simply pulling sales forward that would otherwise have occurred later, but is also being driven by greater overall engagement of existing gamers as well as new and lapsed gamers joining the market as new gaming headset users. In addition, non-gamers are buying headsets for at-home work, school and socializing."

Stark added, "The increase in demand is not limited to console gaming, as we saw strong increases in our award-winning ROCCAT line of PC mice, keyboards and headsets in the quarter, which we expect will continue, especially with the investments we are making in our PC portfolio.

"As a result of the performance in the second quarter and our belief that demand will remain at elevated levels through the end of the year, we are confident that our results this year will significantly exceed our earlier forecasts for both sales and EBITDA. We've stepped-up our investments to capitalize on new opportunities and, with the integration of the ROCCAT acquisition going well, the excellent team we have here, and our strong continued execution, we will continue to take actions to enable and drive further expansion and growth."

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Net revenue in the second quarter of 2020 increased 93% to $79.7 million compared to $41.3 million in the year-ago quarter. This exceeds the previous record of $60.8 million reported in the second quarter of 2018 by 31% when demand for console headsets was fueled by battle royale games such as Fortnite. The Company's strong performance in the second quarter was due to increased demand from a continued surge in gaming activity, resulting from stay-at-home orders which increased gaming among existing gamers and caused an influx of new and lapsed gamers. In addition, the Company's ability to significantly increase its production and delivery capacity allowed the Company to achieve the higher revenues and gain market share. On a constant currency basis, revenue in the second quarter of 2020 was $80.1 million.

Gross margin in the second quarter of 2020 increased 480 basis points to 36.7% compared to 31.9% in the second quarter of 2019. This significant increase was due to volume-driven fixed cost leverage, lower than normal promotional spending given surging demand, and favorable business mix, partially offset by over $4 million in incremental air freight to enable retail supply.  

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2020 were $19.3 million compared to $15.5 million in the 2019 period, with the increase due primarily to the inclusion of expenses related to ROCCAT for the entire quarter in 2020 (ROCCAT was acquired in May of 2019), additional investments to expand the PC gaming product portfolio and ROCCAT brand, and higher volume-related selling costs, partially offset by lower transaction-related costs.

Net income in the second quarter of 2020 improved significantly to $8.2 million compared to a net loss of $2.4 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was due to the strong revenue performance, higher gross margin as described above and operating expense leverage.

Net income per share in the second quarter of 2020 was $0.51 on 16.2 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, compared to a net loss per share of $0.16 on 14.6 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the year-ago quarter. (Note: per accounting rules, in periods when the Company reports positive net income, the diluted share count is higher than in periods when there is a net loss.)

Adjusted net income (as defined below in "Non-GAAP Financial Measures") in the second quarter of 2020 was $6.8 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $0.9 million, or $(0.06) per share, in the corresponding period in 2019. 

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below in "Non-GAAP Financial Measures") in the second quarter of 2020 increased more than eight-fold to $12.9 million compared to $1.6 million in the year-ago quarter.

Balance Sheet Highlights
At June 30, 2020, the Company had $21.2 million of cash and cash equivalents with no outstanding debt under its revolving line of credit. This compares to $3.4 million of cash and cash equivalents with $10.8 million of outstanding debt under its revolving credit facility at June 30, 2019. 

Increased 2020 Outlook   
For the full year 2020, the Company now expects revenue to be approximately $300 million, which is more than 30% higher than the midpoint of its prior forecast range of $224 million to $234 million. The annual revenue forecast reflects continued strong consumer demand for gaming accessories driven by new and existing gamers, as well as increased use of headsets for non-gaming uses, followed by an anticipated further increase in demand spurred by new console launches around the holiday season.

Adjusted EBITDA is now expected to be approximately $30 million, or more than 160% above the midpoint of the prior range of $9 million and $14 million, reflecting the higher expected revenue for the year, higher gross margin, partially offset by expected air freight of over $10 million to enable supply and increased revenue, and an increase in planned marketing and new product-related investments to approximately $12 million to expand the Company's position in the PC accessories market and drive future growth.

Net income (loss) per diluted share is now expected to approximate $0.85 compared to prior guidance of a range of $(0.22) to $0.03. Adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share is expected to be approximately $0.80 compared to prior guidance of a range of $(0.16) and $0.09, both reflecting the aforementioned revenue and EBITDA forecasts. Per share figures for the full year 2020 assume approximately 16.5 million diluted shares outstanding.

Second Half Outlook
For the second half of 2020, the Company expects net revenue to be approximately $185 million and adjusted EBITDA to be approximately $20 million. Net income per diluted share and adjusted net income per diluted share are both expected to be approximately $0.50.

With respect to the Company's adjusted EBITDA outlook for the full year 2020, a reconciliation to its net income (loss) outlook for the same periods has not been provided because of the variability, complexity, and lack of visibility with respect to certain reconciling items between adjusted EBITDA and net income (loss), including other income (expense), provision for income taxes and stock-based compensation. These items cannot be reasonably and accurately predicted without the investment of undue time, cost and other resources and, accordingly, a reconciliation of the Company's adjusted EBITDA outlook to its net income (loss) outlook for such periods is not provided. These reconciling items could be material to the Company's actual results for such periods.

Conference Call Details
Turtle Beach Corporation will hold a conference call today, August 6, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its second quarter 2020 results.

CEO Juergen Stark and CFO John Hanson will host the call, followed by a question and answer session.

Conference Call Details:
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT
Toll-Free Dial-in Number: (877) 303-9855
International Dial-in Number: (408) 337-0154
Conference ID: 4756665

For the conference call, please dial-in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time and an operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at (949) 574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the Company's website at corp.turtlebeach.com. 

A replay of the conference call will be available after 12:00 p.m. ET on the same day through August 13, 2020.

Toll-Free Replay Number: (855) 859-2056
International Replay Number: (404) 537-3406
Replay ID: 4756665

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to its reported results, the Company has included in this earnings release certain financial results, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, and constant currency revenue, that the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as "non-GAAP financial measures." Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company's reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period-to-period comparisons of the Company's results. "Adjusted Net Income" is defined as net income excluding (i) integration and transaction costs related to the acquisition of the business and assets related to the ROCCAT brand, (ii) the effect of the mark-to-market requirement of the financial instrument obligation, (iii) any change in fair value of contingent consideration and (iv) the release of valuation allowances on deferred tax assets. "Adjusted EBITDA" is defined by the Company as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation (non-cash), and certain non-recurring items that we believe are not representative of core operations (e.g., the integration and transaction costs related to the acquisition of the business and assets related to the ROCCAT brand, the mark-to-market adjustment for the financial instrument obligation and the change in fair value of contingent consideration). "Constant currency revenue" is defined by the Company as revenue excluding the impacts of fluctuations in exchange rates from prior periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are presented because management uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the Company's operating performance, to perform financial planning, and to determine incentive compensation. Therefore, the Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to, and facilitates additional analysis by, investors. The presented non-GAAP financial measures exclude items that management does not believe reflect the Company's core operating performance because such items are inherently unusual, non-operating, unpredictable, non-recurring, or non-cash. See a reconciliation of GAAP results to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA included below for each of the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (corp.turtlebeach.com) is one of the world's leading gaming audio and accessory providers. The Turtle Beach brand (https://www.turtlebeach.com/) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade. Turtle Beach's ROCCAT brand (https://www.roccat.org/) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking information and statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Statements containing the words "may", "could", "would", "should", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "plan", "estimate", "target", "goal", "project", "intend," "forecast" and similar expressions, or the negatives thereof, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These statements are based on management's current belief and expectations, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management.

While the Company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that its goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, risks related to: the substantial uncertainties inherent in the acceptance of existing and future products; the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on consumer demands and manufacturing capabilities; risks relating to, and uncertainty caused by or resulting from, the COVID-19 pandemic; risks associated with the expansion of our business including the integration of any businesses we acquire and the integration of such businesses within our internal control over financial reporting and operations; and our liquidity. These risks may be in addition to the other factors and matters discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q,  and the Company's other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by the securities laws of the United States, the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements after the date of this release whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 Turtle Beach Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)


Table 1.












June 30,



December 31,




2020



2019




(unaudited)


ASSETS


(in thousands, except par value and share amounts)


Current Assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

21,206



$

8,249


Accounts receivable, net



37,007




44,530


Inventories



44,953




45,711


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



10,233




4,057


Total Current Assets



113,399




102,547


Property and equipment, net



4,366




3,962


Deferred income taxes



6,664




7,439


Goodwill



8,178




8,515


Intangible assets, net



5,518




6,011


Other assets



2,370




2,877


Total Assets


$

140,495



$

131,351


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current Liabilities:









Revolving credit facility


$



$

15,655


Accounts payable



41,694




22,511


Other current liabilities



26,331




26,422


Total Current Liabilities



68,025




64,588


Deferred income taxes



140




153


Other liabilities



2,869




3,223


Total Liabilities



71,034




67,964


Commitments and Contingencies









Stockholders' Equity









Common stock, $0.001 par value - 25,000,000 shares authorized; 14,594,731 and 14,488,152 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively



15




14


Additional paid-in capital



179,132




176,776


Accumulated deficit



(108,870)




(113,519)


Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)



(816)




116


Total Stockholders' Equity



69,461




63,387


Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

140,495



$

131,351


 

Turtle Beach Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per-share data)

(unaudited)


Table 2.




Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,



June 30,



June 30,




2020



2019



2020



2019


Net revenue


$

79,680



$

41,330



$

114,687



$

86,176


Cost of revenue



50,453




28,159



$

74,675



$

58,218


Gross profit



29,227




13,171




40,012




27,958


Operating expenses:

















Selling and marketing



9,559




7,550



$

17,207



$

14,431


Research and development



3,001




1,734



$

5,428



$

3,190


General and administrative



6,710




6,194



$

12,433



$

10,843


Total operating expenses



19,270




15,478




35,068




28,464


Operating income (loss)



9,957




(2,307)




4,944




(506)


Interest expense



83




111



$

252



$

355


Other non-operating expense, net



(1,616)




(70)



$

(1,419)



$

(1,732)


Income (loss) before income tax



11,490




(2,348)




6,111




871


Income tax expense



3,286




25



$

1,462



$

189


Net income (loss)


$

8,204



$

(2,373)



$

4,649



$

682



















Net income (loss) per share

















Basic


$

0.56



$

(0.16)



$

0.32



$

0.05


Diluted


$

0.51



$

(0.16)



$

0.30



$

(0.06)


Weighted average number of shares:

















Basic



14,581




14,586




14,538




14,462


Diluted



16,229




14,586




15,363




15,699


 

Turtle Beach Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


Table 3.




Six Months Ended




June 30, 2020



June 30, 2019











CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES


$

31,842



$

38,172











CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES



(2,303)




(13,674)











CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES









Borrowings on revolving credit facilities



48,426




99,453


Repayment of revolving credit facilities



(64,081)




(126,036)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options and warrants



59




94


Repurchase of common stock



-




(1,499)


Repurchase of common stock to satisfy employee tax withholding obligations



(108)




(145)


Net cash used for financing activities



(15,704)




(28,133)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



(878)




3


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



12,957




(3,632)


Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period



8,249




7,078


Cash and cash equivalents - end of period


$

21,206



$

3,446


 

Turtle Beach Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Measures

(in thousands, except per-share data)

(unaudited)


Table 4.




Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30, 2020



June 30, 2019



June 30, 2020



June 30, 2019


Net Income (Loss)

















GAAP Net Income (Loss)


$

8,204



$

(2,373)



$

4,649



$

682



















Adjustments, net of tax:

















Gain on financial instrument obligation












(1,601)


Gain on acquisition-related settlement



(1,702)







(1,702)





Change in fair value of contingent consideration



223







238





Acquisition integration costs



44




1,477




244




2,214


Non-GAAP Earnings


$

6,769



$

(896)



$

3,429



$

1,295



















Diluted Earnings Per Share

















GAAP- Diluted


$

0.51



$

(0.16)



$

0.30



$

(0.06)



















Gain on financial instrument obligation















Gain on acquisition-related settlement



(0.10)







(0.11)





Change in fair value of contingent consideration



0.01







0.01





Acquisition integration costs






0.10




0.02




0.14


Non-GAAP- Diluted


$

0.42



$

(0.06)



$

0.22



$

0.08


 

Turtle Beach Corporation

GAAP to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


Table 5.




Three Months Ended




June 30, 2020













Adj










As


Adj


Adj


Stock





Adj




Reported


Depreciation


Amortization


Compensation


Other (1)


EBITDA


Net revenue


$

79,680


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

79,680


Cost of revenue



50,453



(593)



-



(280)



-



49,580


Gross Profit



29,227



593



-



280



-



30,100






















Operating expenses



19,270



(435)



(220)



(1,126)



(63)



17,427






















Operating income



9,957



1,028



220



1,406



63



12,674






















Interest expense



83

















Other non-operating expense, net



(1,616)












1,388



(228)






















Income before income tax



11,490

















Income tax expense



3,286

















Net income


$

8,204








Adjusted EBITDA


$

12,902












































Six Months Ended




June 30, 2020













Adj










As


Adj


Adj


Stock





Adj




Reported


Depreciation


Amortization


Compensation


Other (1)


EBITDA


Net revenue


$

114,687


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

114,687


Cost of revenue



74,675



(1,184)



-



(338)



-



73,153


Gross Profit



40,012



1,184



-



338



-



41,534






















Operating expenses



35,068



(877)



(443)



(2,067)



(343)



31,338






















Operating income



4,944



2,061



443



2,405



343



10,196






















Interest expense



252

















Other non-operating expense, net



(1,419)












1,367



(52)






















Income before income tax



6,111

















Income tax expense



1,462

















Net income


$

4,649








Adjusted EBITDA


$

10,248






















(1)

Other includes certain business acquisition costs, gain on an acquisition-related settlement and change in fair value of contingent consideration.

 

Turtle Beach Corporation

GAAP to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(in thousands)

(unaudited)


Table 5. (continued)




Three Months Ended




June 30, 2019













Adj










As


Adj


Adj


Stock





Adj




Reported


Depreciation


Amortization


Compensation


Other (2)


EBITDA


Net revenue


$

41,330


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

41,330


Cost of revenue



28,159



(427)



-



(93)



-



27,638


Gross Profit



13,171



427



-



93



-



13,691






















Operating expenses



15,478



(713)



(159)



(910)



(1,563)



12,133






















Operating income (loss)



(2,307)



1,140



159



1,003



1,563



1,558






















Interest expense



111

















Other non-operating expense, net



(70)















(70)






















Loss before income tax



(2,348)

















Income tax expense



25

















Net loss


$

(2,373)








Adjusted EBITDA


$

1,628












































Six Months Ended




June 30, 2019













Adj










As


Adj


Adj


Stock





Adj




Reported


Depreciation


Amortization


Compensation


Other (2)


EBITDA


Net revenue


$

86,176


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

-


$

86,176


Cost of revenue



58,218



(779)



-



32



-



57,471


Gross Profit



27,958



779



-



(32)



-



28,705






















Operating expenses



28,464



(1,401)



(221)



(1,557)



(2,343)



22,942






















Operating income (loss)



(506)



2,180



221



1,525



2,343



5,763






















Interest expense



355

















Other non-operating expense, net



(1,732)












1,601



(131)






















Income before income tax



871

















Income tax expense



189

















Net income


$

682








Adjusted EBITDA


$

5,894




(2)

Other includes certain business acquisition costs and a gain (loss) on financial instrument obligation.

 

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