Q3 2012 10Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended November 30, 2011
 
 
or
 
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 
Commission file number: 0-28839
 
VOXX International Corporation
(formerly known as Audiovox Corporation)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
13-1964841
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
180 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
11788
(Zip Code)
 
(631) 231-7750
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes   x No   o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company, as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer  o      Accelerated filer  x Non-accelerated filer  o      Smaller reporting company   o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes   o       No   x

Number of shares of each class of the issuer's common stock outstanding as of the latest practicable date.

Class
As of January 9, 2012
Class A Common Stock
20,813,705 Shares
Class B Common Stock
  2,260,954 Shares
 


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VOXX International Corporation
 

 
Table of Contents
 
 
Page
PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets at November 30, 2011 and February 28, 2011
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended November 30, 2011 and 2010
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended November 30, 2011 and 2010
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Item 2
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Item 3
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Item 4
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
 
 
PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Item 1A
RISK FACTORS
Item 2
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
Item 6
EXHIBITS
SIGNATURES
 


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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share data)

 
 
November 30,
2011
 
February 28,
2011
Assets
 
(unaudited)
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
18,836

 
$
98,630

Accounts receivable, net
 
163,476

 
108,048

Inventory, net
 
147,785

 
113,620

Receivables from vendors
 
4,222

 
8,382

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
8,967

 
9,382

Deferred income taxes
 
2,338

 
2,768

Total current assets
 
345,624

 
340,830

Investment securities
 
13,027

 
13,500

Equity investments
 
14,730

 
12,764

Property, plant and equipment, net
 
23,199

 
19,563

Goodwill
 
87,366

 
7,373

Intangible assets, net
 
177,327

 
99,189

Deferred income taxes
 
11

 
6,244

Other assets
 
3,718

 
1,634

Total assets
 
$
665,002

 
$
501,097

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
 
$
58,799

 
$
27,341

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
54,004

 
36,500

Income taxes payable
 
4,990

 
1,610

Accrued sales incentives
 
21,226

 
11,981

Deferred income taxes
 
388

 
399

Current portion of long-term debt
 
4,293

 
4,471

Total current liabilities
 
143,700

 
82,302

Long-term debt
 
67,659

 
5,895

Capital lease obligation
 
5,235

 
5,348

Deferred compensation
 
3,224

 
3,554

Other tax liabilities
 
1,788

 
1,788

Deferred tax liabilities
 
30,931

 
4,919

Other long-term liabilities
 
4,459

 
4,345

Total liabilities
 
256,996

 
108,151

Commitments and contingencies
 


 


Stockholders' equity:
 
 

 
 

Series preferred stock, $.01 par value; 1,500,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding
 

 

Common stock:
 
 

 
 


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Class A, $.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized, 22,630,837 shares issued and 20,813,705 shares outstanding at November 30, 2011 and 60,000,000 shares authorized, 22,630,837 shares issued and 20,813,005 shares outstanding February 28, 2011
 
226

 
226

Class B convertible, $.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, 2,260,954 shares issued and outstanding at November 30, 2011 and February 28, 2011
 
22

 
22

Paid-in capital
 
278,625

 
277,896

Retained earnings
 
151,810

 
137,027

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(4,301
)
 
(3,849
)
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,817,132 shares of Class A common stock at November 30, 2011 and 1,817,832 shares of Class A common stock at February 28, 2011
 
(18,376
)
 
(18,376
)
Total stockholders' equity
 
408,006

 
392,946

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
665,002

 
$
501,097



See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.



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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
 (In thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Net sales
 
$
206,803

 
$
163,167

 
$
530,465

 
$
422,778

Cost of sales
 
146,960

 
128,570

 
383,072

 
333,650

Gross profit
 
59,843

 
34,597

 
147,393

 
89,128

Operating expenses:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Selling
 
12,620

 
9,498

 
35,723

 
25,951

General and administrative
 
24,740

 
16,674

 
68,159

 
50,034

Engineering and technical support
 
4,021

 
3,023

 
11,839

 
9,052

Acquisition-related costs
 
25

 

 
1,607

 

Total operating expenses
 
41,406

 
29,195

 
117,328

 
85,037

Operating income
 
18,437

 
5,402

 
30,065

 
4,091

Other (expense) income:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest and bank charges
 
(1,371
)
 
(471
)
 
(4,246
)
 
(1,392
)
Equity in income of equity investees
 
1,236

 
600

 
3,255

 
2,348

Other, net
 
(3,308
)
 
363

 
(4,054
)
 
2,363

Total other (expense) income, net
 
(3,443
)
 
492

 
(5,045
)
 
3,319

Income before income taxes
 
14,994

 
5,894

 
25,020

 
7,410

Income tax expense
 
6,136

 
2,035

 
10,237

 
1,786

Net income
 
$
8,858

 
$
3,859

 
$
14,783

 
$
5,624

Net income per common share (basic)
 
$
0.38

 
$
0.17

 
$
0.64

 
$
0.25

Net income per common share (diluted)
 
$
0.38

 
$
0.17

 
$
0.64

 
$
0.24

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (basic)
 
23,074,030

 
22,934,211

 
23,073,983

 
22,904,746

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (diluted)
 
23,074,030

 
23,098,948

 
23,203,504

 
23,057,969


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.



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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
14,783

 
$
5,624

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
7,936

 
5,899

Bad debt expense
 
1,323

 
447

Equity in income of equity investees
 
(3,255
)
 
(2,348
)
Distribution of income from equity investees
 
1,288

 
694

Deferred income tax expense
 
2,257

 
2

Non-cash compensation adjustment
 
121

 
519

Non-cash stock based compensation expense
 
436

 
1,284

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment
 
16

 
14

Impairment loss on marketable securities
 
1,225

 
182

Changes in operating assets and liabilities (net of assets and liabilities acquired):
 
 

 
 

Accounts receivable
 
(29,850
)
 
(1,522
)
Inventory
 
(5,203
)
 
(31,783
)
Receivables from vendors
 
4,159

 
3,128

Prepaid expenses and other
 
(630
)
 
4,987

Investment securities-trading
 
395

 
(627
)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued sales incentives and other current liabilities
 
29,293

 
6,174

Income taxes payable
 
3,444

 
2,323

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
 
27,738

 
(5,003
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 

 
 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment
 
(2,155
)
 
(2,506
)
Purchase of short-term investments
 

 
(27,023
)
Proceeds from sale of short-term investments
 

 
3,032

Purchase of long-term investments
 

 
(200
)
Proceeds from sale of long-term investments
 

 
4,368

Repayment of notes receivable
 
175

 
139

Purchase of acquired business
 
(167,271
)
 
(172
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(169,251
)
 
(22,362
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 

 
 

Repayment of short-term debt
 
(660
)
 
(3,593
)
Principal payments on capital lease obligation
 
(66
)
 
(158
)
Repayment of bank obligations
 
(27,225
)
 
(1,401
)
Borrowings on bank obligations
 
89,702

 
558

Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 

 
499

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
 
61,751

 
(4,095
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
 
(32
)
 
(228
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
 
(79,794
)
 
(31,688
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
98,630

 
69,511

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
18,836

 
$
37,823


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(1)    Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of VOXX International Corporation and subsidiaries (“Voxx” or the “Company”), formerly Audiovox Corporation, have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and include all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments), which, in the opinion of management, are necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented.  The results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year or any interim period.  These consolidated financial statements do not include all disclosures associated with consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Accordingly, these statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.

We have determined that we operate in one reportable segment, the Electronics Group, based on review of ASC 280 “Segment Reporting”.

(2)    Acquisitions

Klipsch

On March 1, 2011, Soundtech LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Voxx, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Klipsch Group, Inc. and its worldwide subsidiaries (“Klipsch”) for a total purchase price of $169.6 million, consisting of cash paid at closing of $167.4 million, including a working capital adjustment, and contingent consideration of $2.2 million as a result of a contractual arrangement with a former principal shareholder, plus related transaction fees and expenses. Klipsch is a global provider of high-end speakers for audio, multi-media and home theater applications. The acquisition of Klipsch adds world-class brand names to Audiovox's offerings, increases its distribution network, both domestically and abroad, and provides the Company with entry into the high-end installation market at both the residential and commercial level. In addition to the Klipsch® brand, the Klipsch portfolio includes the brands Jamo®, Mirage®, and Energy®.
In connection with the acquisition, the Company entered into a $175 million credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC to fund a portion of the acquisition and future working capital needs, as applicable. At closing, approximately $89 million of the cash paid was borrowed under the Credit Agreement to fund the balance of the purchase price.
As the Klipsch acquisition occurred on March 1, 2011, the consolidated financial statements presented for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 included the operations of Klipsch.
The Company is currently performing a formal valuation of the acquisition including an analysis of purchase price adjustments and a review of the assets and liabilities acquired to determine appropriate fair values. Management has estimated the fair value of tangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on preliminary estimates and assumptions. These preliminary estimates and assumptions could change during the purchase price measurement period as the Company finalizes the valuations of the net tangible and intangible assets.
The following table summarizes the preliminary fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the date of the acquisition and the estimated amounts assigned to goodwill and intangible asset classifications:


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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
As of March 1, 2011
Accounts Receivable
$
28,614

Inventory
30,167

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
846

Property, plant and equipment, net
6,347

Goodwill
79,993

Intangible assets
82,563

Deferred tax assets
3,086

Total assets acquired
231,616

Accounts payable
15,796

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
12,664

Deferred tax liabilities
33,557

Net tangible and intangible assets acquired
$
169,599


During the measurement period, the Company recorded $30.5 million of net deferred tax liabilities related to the basis difference between the financial reporting value and the tax value, and adjustments to the intangible asset values in connection with our preliminary purchase price valuation. In addition, the original purchase price allocation was adjusted by $2.2 million during the quarter ended August 31, 2011 to account for contingent purchase price consideration. As a result of these changes, goodwill associated with this transaction was adjusted accordingly.

The preliminary amounts assigned to goodwill and intangible assets for the acquisition are as follows:

 
March 1, 2011
 
Amortization Period (Years)
Goodwill (non-deductible)
$
79,993

 
N/A
Tradenames (non-deductible)
49,316

 
Indefinite
Customer relationships
32,000

 
15
Patents
1,247

 
13
 
$
162,556

 
 

Acquisition related costs of $988, $93, $239 and $25 in the three months ended February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30, 2011, respectively, were expensed as incurred and are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income. In addition, the Company incurred $1,250 of costs which were contingent upon the completion of the acquisition and were expensed on March 1, 2011.

Pro Forma Information

The following unaudited pro forma information illustrates the effect on net sales and net income for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 and November 30, 2010, assuming that the acquisition had taken place on March 1, 2010.


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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Nine Months Ended
 
November 30, 2011
 
November 30, 2010
Net sales:
 
 
 
As reported
$
530,465

 
$
422,778

Pro forma
530,465

 
552,082

Net income:
 
 
 
As reported
$
14,783

 
$
5,624

Pro forma
15,733

 
15,587

Basic earnings per share:
 
 
 
As reported
$
0.64

 
$
0.25

Pro forma
0.61

 
0.68

Diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
As reported
$
0.64

 
$
0.24

Pro forma
0.68

 
0.68

Average shares - basic
23,073,983

 
22,904,746

Average shares - diluted
23,203,504

 
23,057,969


The above pro-forma results include certain adjustments for the periods presented to adjust the financial results and give consideration to the assumption that the acquisition occurred on the first day of Fiscal 2011. These adjustments include costs such as an estimate for amortization and depreciation associated with intangible and fixed assets acquired, additional financing costs as a result of the acquisition, and the movement of expenses specific to the acquisition from Fiscal 2012 to Fiscal 2011. These pro-forma results of operations have been estimated for comparative purposes only and may not reflect the actual results of operations that would have been achieved had the transaction occurred on the date presented or be indicative of results to be achieved in the future.

(3)    Net Income Per Common Share
 
Basic net income per common share is based upon the weighted-average common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted net income per common share reflects the potential dilution that would occur if common stock equivalent securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock.

There are no reconciling items which impact the numerator of basic and diluted net income per common share.  A reconciliation between the denominator of basic and diluted net income per common share is as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
 
23,074,030

 
22,934,211

 
23,073,983

 
22,904,746

Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Stock options, warrants and restricted stock
 

 
164,737

 
129,521

 
153,223

Weighted-average common shares and potential common shares outstanding
 
23,074,030

 
23,098,948

 
23,203,504

 
23,057,969

 
Stock options and warrants totaling 1,142,500 and 147,498 for the three months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and 481,952 and 199,822 for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, were not included in the net income per diluted share calculation because the exercise price of these options and warrants was greater than the average market price of the Company’s common stock during these periods or their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive.

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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)


(4)    Fair Value Measurements and Derivatives

The Company adopted authoritative guidance on “Fair Value Measurements,” which among other things, requires enhanced disclosures about investments that are measured and reported at fair value. This guidance establishes a hierarchal disclosure framework that prioritizes and ranks the level of market price observability used in measuring investments at fair value. Market price observability is impacted by a number of factors, including the type of investment and the characteristics specific to the investment. Investments with readily available active quoted prices, or for which fair value can be measured from actively quoted prices, generally will have a higher degree of market price observability and a lesser degree of judgment used in measuring fair value.
Investments measured and reported at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories:
Level 1 - Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 - Inputs other than Level 1 inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable.
Level 3 - Unobservable inputs developed using the Company's estimates and assumptions, which reflect those that market participants would use.

The following table presents assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at November 30, 2011:

 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash and cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and money market funds
$
18,836

 
$
18,836

 
$

 
$

Derivatives
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Designated for hedging
$
248

 
$
248

 
$

 
$

Long-term investment securities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Marketable securities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Trading securities
$
3,410

 
$
3,410

 
$

 
$

Available-for-sale securities
6

 
6

 

 

Total marketable securities
3,416

 
3,416

 

 

Other investments at cost (a)
9,611

 

 

 

Total  long-term investment securities
$
20,560

 
$
3,416

 
$

 
$


The following table presents assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis at February 28, 2011:


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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash and cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and money market funds
$
98,630

 
$
98,630

 
$

 
$

Derivatives
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Designated for hedging
$
238

 
$
238

 
$

 
$

Not designated
85

 
85

 

 

Total derivatives
$
323

 
$
323

 
$

 
$

Long-term investment securities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Marketable securities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Trading securities
$
3,804

 
$
3,804

 
$

 
$

Available-for-sale securities
68

 
68

 

 

Total marketable securities
3,872

 
3,872

 

 

Other investments at cost (a)
9,628

 

 

 

Total  long-term investment securities
$
21,002

 
$
3,872

 
$

 
$


(a)
The Company's held-to-maturity investment is carried at amortized cost, and as such, has been removed from the Level 2 classification. There were no events or changes in circumstances that occurred to indicate a significant adverse effect on the cost of these investments.

The carrying amount of the Company's accounts receivable, short-term debt, accounts payable, accrued expenses, bank obligations and long-term debt approximates fair value because of (i) the short-term nature of the financial instrument; (ii) the interest rate on the financial instrument being reset every quarter to reflect current market rates and (iii) the stated or implicit interest rate approximates the current market rates or are not materially different than market rates.
Derivative Instruments
The Company's derivative instruments include forward foreign currency contracts utilized to hedge a portion of its foreign currency inventory purchases as well as its general economic exposure to foreign currency fluctuations created in the normal course of business. The derivatives qualifying for hedge accounting are designated as cash flow hedges and valued using observable forward rates (Level 1). Forward foreign currency contracts not designated under hedged transactions were valued at spot rates (Level 1). The duration of open forward foreign currency contracts range from 1 - 3 months and are classified in the balance sheet according to their terms.
It is the Company's policy to enter into derivative instrument contracts with terms that coincide with the underlying exposure being hedged. As such, the Company's derivative instruments are expected to be highly effective. Hedge ineffectiveness, if any, is recognized as incurred through other income (expense) in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Operations and amounted to $77 and $(4) for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, respectively.
Financial Statement Classification
The Company holds derivative instruments that are designated as hedging instruments, and has held certain instruments not so designated. The following table discloses the fair value as of November 30, 2011 and February 28, 2011 for both types of derivative instruments:

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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
Derivative Assets and Liabilities
 
 
 
 
Fair Value
 
 
Account
 
November 30, 2011
 
February 28, 2011
Designated derivative instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
248

 
$
238

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives not designated
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 

 
85

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total derivatives
 
 
 
$
248

 
$
323


During the three months ended May 31, 2011, the Company settled one remaining foreign currency contract which was a derivative not designated in a hedged transaction and as such, there are no current contracts of this nature outstanding at November 30, 2011.
Cash flow hedges
In November 2010 and January 2011, the Company entered into forward foreign currency contracts, which have a current outstanding notional value of $6,450, and are designated as cash flow hedges. For cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the gain or loss is reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transactions affect earnings.
Activity related to cash flow hedges recorded during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 was as follows:
 
For The Three Months Ended
 
For the Nine Months Ended
 
November 30, 2011
 
November 30, 2011
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income
 
Gain (Loss) Reclassified into Cost of Sales
 
Gain (Loss) for Ineffectiveness in Other Income
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income
 
Gain (Loss) Reclassified into Cost of Sales
 
Gain (Loss) for Ineffectiveness in Other Income
Cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
$
720

 
$
(52
)
 
$
77

 
$
(149
)
 
$
(186
)
 
$
(4
)

The net gain recognized in other comprehensive income for foreign currency contracts is expected to be recognized in cost of sales within the next six months. No amounts were excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness during the respective periods. As of November 30, 2011, no contracts originally designated for hedge accounting were de-designated or terminated.

(5)    Investment Securities

In accordance with the Company's investment policy, all long and short-term investment securities are invested in "investment grade" rated securities. As of November 30, 2011 and 2010, the Company had the following investments:


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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
November 30, 2011
 
February 28, 2011
 
Cost
Basis
 
Unrealized
holding
gain/(loss)
 
Fair
Value
 
Cost
Basis
 
Unrealized
holding
gain/(loss)
 
Fair
Value
Long-Term Investments
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Marketable Securities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Trading
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Deferred Compensation
$
3,410

 
$

 
$
3,410

 
$
3,804

 
$

 
$
3,804

Available-for-sale
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cellstar

 
6

 
6

 

 
6

 
6

Bliss-tel

 

 

 
1,225

 
(1,163
)
 
62

Held-to-maturity Investment
7,533

 

 
7,533

 
7,502

 

 
7,502

Total Marketable Securities
10,943

 
6

 
10,949

 
12,531

 
(1,157
)
 
11,374

Other Long-Term Investment
2,078

 

 
2,078

 
2,126

 

 
2,126

Total Long-Term Investments
$
13,021

 
$
6

 
$
13,027

 
$
14,657

 
$
(1,157
)
 
$
13,500


Long-Term Investments

Trading Securities

The Company’s trading securities consist of mutual funds, which are held in connection with the Company’s deferred compensation plan. Unrealized holding gains and losses on trading securities offset those associated with the corresponding deferred compensation liability.

Available-For-Sale Securities

The Company’s available-for-sale marketable securities include a less than 20% equity ownership in CLST Holdings, Inc. (“Cellstar”) and Bliss-tel Public Company Limited (“Bliss-tel”).

Unrealized holding gains and losses, net of the related tax effect (if applicable), on available-for-sale securities are reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) until realized. Realized gains and losses from the sale of available-for-sale securities are determined on a specific identification basis.

The fair value of the Cellstar and Bliss-tel investments are determined by quoted prices in active markets as they are publicly traded. On December 13, 2004, one of the Company's former equity investments, Bliss-tel, issued 575,000,000 shares on the SET (Security Exchange of Thailand) for an offering price of 2.48 baht per share. Prior to the issuance of these shares, the Company was a 20% shareholder in Bliss-tel and, subsequent to the offering, the Company owned 75,000,000 shares (or approximately 13%) of Bliss-tel's outstanding stock. In addition, on July 21, 2005, the Company received 22,500,000 warrants ("the warrants") which may be exercised beginning on September 29, 2006, and expire on July 17, 2012. Each warrant is exercisable into one share of Bliss-tel common stock at an exercise price of 8 baht per share.

During the year ended February 29, 2008, the Company sold 32,898,500 shares of Bliss-tel stock, resulting in a gain of $1,533. During Fiscal 2010, Bliss-tel concluded a 4:1 reverse stock split. Accordingly, all share data has been retroactively restated.  As of November 30, 2011, the Company owns 36,250,000 shares and 22,500,000 warrants in Bliss-tel. As discussed below, the aggregate fair value as of November 30, 2011 was determined to be $0.

A decline in the market value of any available-for-sale security below cost that is deemed other-than-temporary results in a reduction in carrying amount to fair value. The impairment is charged to earnings and a new cost basis for the security is established.  The Company considers numerous factors, on a case-by-case basis, in evaluating whether the decline in market value of an available-for-sale security below cost is other-than-temporary. Such factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the length of time and the extent to which the market value has been less than cost; (ii) the financial condition and the near-term prospects of the issuer of the investment; and (iii) whether the Company's intent to retain the investment for the period of time is sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in market value. In Fiscal 2010, the Company

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

determined that its investment in Bliss-tel was other than temporarily impaired based on its market price (which has been below cost in excess of twelve months), Bliss-tel's recent losses, its deteriorating financial position, and conditions in the local and global economy, as well as the political environment in Thailand. This impairment of $1,000 related to the approximate value of the warrants, which the Company determined it would not exercise. During Fiscal 2011, the Company continued to monitor the business plans and performance of Bliss-tel. Management noted that, during the year, Bliss-tel successfully restructured its debt position on favorable terms to the company; they further reduced overhead and discontinued unprofitable locations; they weathered the political unrest in the local metropolitan environments; they raised additional capital; and finally, they retained the services of a financial consultant to develop a new business strategy. Notwithstanding these positive factors, there are certain negative factors, exclusive of those associated with macroeconomics, which impacted management's consideration of the value of this investment. Specifically, the company continued to incur significant losses from operations, which raised substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue for a period of time in which management could anticipate a full recovery. Therefore, management determined that an additional portion of its investment was other-than-temporarily impaired. A loss of $1,600 was recorded on the income statement through other income and expense during the year ended February 28, 2011. During the Company's first fiscal quarter of 2012, Bliss-tel stopped trading on the Thai stock exchange. In discussions with the company, they were in the process of changing accountants and as a result, had not filed with the exchange on time. Bliss-tel felt they would be current by their third quarter. Bliss-tel concluded their shareholders' meeting and approved an additional private issuance of shares to raise funds for the businesses. As a result of the potential further dilution of its investment, the Company recorded an additional other-than-temporary impairment loss of $300 for the three months ended May 31, 2011. During the three months ended August 31, 2011, management noted that Bliss-tel was still suspended from trading. In addition, the company obtained an additional support loan from a managing director to temporarily fund its working capital needs. The Company received no indication that Bliss-tel had ceased operations, however, after review of these circumstances; the dilution of the Company's position; the length of time required to recover this investment; and the continued suspension from trading as discussed above, management concluded that the balance of the impairment was other-than-temporary. As a result, an impairment loss of $877 was recorded during the three months ended August 31, 2011. During the three months ended November 30, 2011, Bliss-tel announced that it has engaged a new auditor and is currently seeking approval of the board. The company is still in arrears on all of its financial statement filings since those filed for December 31, 2010, the stock is still suspended from trading and the Thai Stock Exchange disclosed that Bliss-tel may be delisted for failure to file timely financial statements. Due to the fact that Bliss-tel's stock has been suspended from trading since May 2011, the Company could not obtain a fair market value on its investment. Management estimated the value of this investment to be $0 and recorded an impairment charge of $48 during the three months ended November 30, 2011, with a total of $1,225 for the fiscal year to date.

Held-to-Maturity Investment

Long-term investments include an investment in U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by the Venezuelan government, which is classified as held-to-maturity and accounted for under the amortized cost method.
Other Long-Term Investments

Other long-term investments include an investment in a non-controlled corporation of $2,078 accounted for by the cost method. As of November 30, 2011, the Company held approximately 14% of the outstanding shares of this company.

(6)    Other Comprehensive Income

The Company’s total comprehensive income was as follows:
 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Net income
 
$
8,858

 
$
3,859

 
$
14,783

 
$
5,624

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
(2,408
)
 
886

 
(1,696
)
 
(237
)
Derivatives designated for hedging
 
806

 
1,623

 
81

 
1,623

Other-than-temporary impairment loss on available-for-sale investment
 
(8
)
 

 
1,177

 

Unrealized holding (loss) gain on available-for-sale investment securities arising during the period, net of tax
 
(3
)
 
437

 
(14
)
 
801

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
(1,613
)
 
2,946

 
(452
)
 
2,187

Total comprehensive income
 
$
7,245

 
$
6,805

 
$
14,331

 
$
7,811


The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive losses consist of the following:

 
 
November 30, 2011
 
February 28, 2011
Accumulated other comprehensive losses:
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange losses
 
$
(4,602
)
 
$
(2,906
)
Unrealized losses on investments, net of tax
 
(18
)
 
(1,181
)
Derivatives designated in hedging relationship
 
319

 
238

Total accumulated other comprehensive losses
 
$
(4,301
)
 
$
(3,849
)

The Company did not record tax expenses during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010 as a result of the loss position for related investments.

(7)    Supplemental Cash Flow Information

The following is supplemental information relating to the consolidated statements of cash flows:

 
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
Cash paid during the period:
 
 
 
 
Interest (excluding bank charges)
 
$
2,633

 
$
1,026

Income taxes (net of refunds)
 
$
899

 
$
930


(8)    Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
 
The Company has various stock-based compensation plans, which are more fully described in Note 1 of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.

The Company granted 246,250 options during May of 2011, which vest on February 29, 2012, expire two years from date of vesting (February 28, 2014), have an exercise price equal to $7.75, $.25 above the sales price of the Company’s stock on the day prior to the date of grant, have a contractual term of 2.75 years and a grant date fair value of $3.08 per share determined based upon a Black-Scholes valuation model.

In addition, the Company issued 22,500 warrants during May of 2011 to purchase the Company’s common stock with the same terms as those of the options above as consideration for future legal and professional services. These warrants are included in the outstanding options and warrant table below and considered exercisable at November 30, 2011.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)


As of November 30, 2011, the Company had unrecognized compensation costs of approximately $270 related to non-vested options. The unrecognized compensation costs related to these options will be completely recognized by February 29, 2012.

 
Nine Months Ended
 
November 30, 2011
Dividend yield
0
%
Volatility
65.4
%
Risk-free interest rate
0.9
%
Expected life (years)
2.8


Information regarding the Company's stock options and warrants is summarized below:

 
 
Number of Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
Outstanding and exercisable at February 28, 2011
 
886,250

 
$
6.40

 
 
Granted
 
268,750

 
7.75

 
 
Exercised
 

 

 
 
Forfeited/expired
 
(22,500
)
 
7.36

 
 
Outstanding and exercisable at November 30, 2011
 
1,132,500

 
$
6.70

 
1.68


In May of 2011, the Company granted 100,000 shares of restricted stock. A restricted stock award is an award of common stock that is subject to certain restrictions during a specified period. Restricted stock awards are independent of option grants and are subject to forfeiture if employment terminates prior to the release of the restrictions. Shares under the above grant will not be issued to the grantee before they vest. The grantee cannot transfer the rights to receive shares before the restricted shares vest. The restricted stock awards vest one-third on February 29, 2012, one-third on February 28, 2013 and one-third on February 28, 2014. The Company expenses the cost of the restricted stock awards on a straight-line basis over the period during which the restrictions lapse. For these purposes, the fair market value of the restricted stock, $7.60, is determined based on the closing price of the Company's common stock on the grant date.

The following table presents a summary of the Company's restricted stock activity for the nine months ended November 30, 2011:

 
Number of shares (in thousands)
 
Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value
Balance at February 28, 2011

 
$

Granted
100,000

 
7.60

Vested

 

Forfeited

 

Balance at November 30, 2011
100,000

 
$
7.60


During the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, the Company recorded $83 and $171, respectively, in stock-based compensation related to restricted stock awards. As of November 30, 2011, there was $589 of unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to unvested restricted stock awards. This expense is expected to be fully recognized by February 28, 2014.


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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(9)    Goodwill and Intangible Assets

The change in goodwill is as follows:

Balance at February 28, 2011
$
7,373

Goodwill related to Klipsch acquisition
79,993

Balance at November 30, 2011
$
87,366


At November 30, 2011, intangible assets consisted of the following:  

 
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Total Net
Book
Value
Trademarks/Tradenames not subject to amortization
 
$
130,612

 
$

 
$
130,612

Customer relationships subject to amortization (5-20 years)
 
50,302

 
6,657

 
43,645

Trademarks/Tradenames subject to amortization (3-12 years)
 
1,237

 
700

 
537

Patents subject to amortization (5-10 years)
 
2,942

 
952

 
1,990

License subject to amortization (5 years)
 
1,400

 
1,143

 
257

Contract subject to amortization (5 years)
 
1,556

 
1,270

 
286

Total
 
$
188,049

 
$
10,722

 
$
177,327


At February 28, 2011, intangible assets consisted of the following: 

 
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Total Net
Book
Value
Trademarks/Tradenames/Licenses not subject to amortization
 
$
82,569

 
$

 
$
82,569

Customer relationships subject to amortization (5-20 years)
 
18,439

 
4,142

 
14,297

Trademarks/Tradenames subject to amortization (3-12 years)
 
1,237

 
634

 
603

Patents subject to amortization (5-10 years)
 
1,696

 
797

 
899

License subject to amortization (5 years)
 
1,400

 
933

 
467

Contract subject to amortization (5 years)
 
1,556

 
1,202

 
354

Total
 
$
106,897

 
$
7,708

 
$
99,189


The Company recorded amortization expense of $1,018 and $469 for the three months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and $3,059 and $1,566 for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The estimated aggregate amortization expense for the cumulative five years ending November 30, 2016 amounts to $19,243.

We evaluate the carrying value of long-lived assets, including intangible assets subject to amortization, when events and circumstances warrant such a review. The carrying value of long-lived assets is considered impaired when the estimated undiscounted cash flows from such assets are less than their carrying value. In that event, a loss is recognized equal to the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the long-lived assets. Fair value is determined by primarily using a discounted cash flow methodology that requires considerable management judgment and long-term assumptions. There were no impairment triggering events during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, therefore, management believes the current carrying value of its intangible assets is not impaired. Our estimate of net future cash flows is based on historical experience and assumptions of future trends, which may be different from actual results. We periodically review the appropriateness of the estimated useful lives of our long-lived assets.

(10)    Equity Investments


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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of November 30, 2011 and February 28, 2011, the Company had a 50% non-controlling ownership interest in Audiovox Specialized Applications, Inc.  (“ASA”), which acts as a distributor of televisions and other automotive sound, security and accessory products for specialized vehicles, such as RV’s and van conversions.

The following table presents summary financial information for ASA.  Such summary financial information has been provided herein based upon the individual significance of ASA to the consolidated financial information of the Company.

 
 
November 30,
2011
 
February 28,
2011
Current assets
 
$
30,311

 
$
24,521

Non-current assets
 
5,017

 
5,240

Current liabilities
 
5,867

 
4,233

Members' equity
 
29,461

 
25,528

 
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
Net sales
 
$
55,817

 
$
53,379

Gross profit
 
16,686

 
13,902

Operating income
 
6,487

 
4,654

Net income
 
6,509

 
4,695

 
The Company's share of income from ASA for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010 was $3,255 and $2,348, respectively.  

(11)    Income Taxes

The Company’s provision for income taxes consists of U.S. and foreign taxes in amounts necessary to align the Company’s year-to-date provision for income taxes with the effective tax rate that the Company expects to achieve for the full year. The Company’s annual effective tax rate for Fiscal 2012, excluding discrete items is estimated to be 41.4% (which includes U.S., state and local and foreign taxes) based upon the Company’s anticipated earnings both in the U.S. and in its foreign subsidiaries.

For the three months ended November 30, 2011 the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $6,136, which consisted of U.S., state and local and foreign taxes, including discrete items related to the accrual of interest for uncertain tax positions under ASC 740, "Income Taxes," and a change in the tax rates.  For the three months ended November 30, 2010, the Company recorded a provision for income taxes of $2,035 which consisted of tax benefits related to discrete items including recently enacted state tax legislation impacting the recognition of certain tax positions under ASC 740 and the tax effects of certain foreign tax matters, offset by a tax provision related to U.S., state and local and foreign taxes.

In connection with the Klipsch business combination, the Company recorded net deferred tax liabilities of approximately $30.5 million related to the basis difference between the financial reporting value and the tax value of Klipsch's assets and liabilities.

(12)    Inventory

Inventories by major category are as follows:


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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
 
November 30,
2011
 
February 28,
2011
Raw materials
 
$
16,779

 
$
10,562

Work in process
 
1,971

 
1,653

Finished goods
 
129,035

 
101,405

Inventory, net
 
$
147,785

 
$
113,620


(13)    Accrued Sales Incentives

A summary of the activity with respect to sales incentives is provided below:

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Opening balance
 
$
17,876

 
$
12,513

 
$
11,981

 
$
10,606

Accruals
 
12,556

 
8,733

 
37,703

 
21,988

Payments and credits
 
(8,465
)
 
(5,641
)
 
(26,353
)
 
(16,346
)
Reversals for unearned sales incentive
 
(405
)
 
(174
)
 
(449
)
 
(658
)
Reversals for unclaimed sales incentives
 
(336
)
 
(93
)
 
(1,656
)
 
(252
)
Ending balance
 
$
21,226

 
$
15,338

 
$
21,226

 
$
15,338


(14)    Product Warranties and Product Repair Costs

The following table provides a summary of the activity with respect to product warranties and product repair costs:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Opening balance
 
$
9,743

 
$
12,049

 
$
9,051

 
$
13,058

Liabilities accrued for warranties issued during the period
 
3,097

 
3,395

 
9,186

 
10,024

Warranty claims paid during the period (includes the acquired warranty liabilities)
 
(2,879
)
 
(4,367
)
 
(8,276
)
 
(12,005
)
Ending balance
 
$
9,961

 
$
11,077

 
$
9,961

 
$
11,077


(15)     Financing Arrangements

The Company has the following financing arrangements:

 
 
November 30,
2011
 
February 28,
2011
Debt
 
 
 
 
Domestic bank obligations (a)
 
$
62,673

 
$

Foreign bank obligations (b)
 
2,526

 
1,902

Euro term loan agreement (c)
 
2,028

 
3,488

Oehlbach (d)
 

 
86

Other (e)
 
4,725

 
4,890

Total debt
 
71,952

 
10,366

Less: current portion of long-term debt
 
4,293

 
4,471

 
 
$
67,659

 
$
5,895



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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

(a)          Domestic Bank Obligations
 
On March 1, 2011, the Company entered into a revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with an aggregated committed availability of up to $175 million (the “Maximum Credit”). This amount may be increased at the option of the Company up to a maximum of $200 million. The Credit Facility includes a $25 million sublimit for issuances of letters of credit and a $20 million sublimit for Swing Loans.
The Company may borrow under the Credit Facility as needed, provided the aggregate amounts outstanding will not exceed 85% of certain eligible accounts receivable, plus 65% of certain eligible inventory balances less the outstanding amounts for Letters of Credit Usage, if applicable. This amount may be further reduced by the aggregated amounts of reserves that may be required at the reasonable discretion of Wells Fargo in its role as the Administrative Agent.
Generally, the Company may designate specific borrowings under the Credit Facility as either Base Rate Loans or LIBOR Rate Loans, except that Swing Loans may only be designated as Base Rate Loans. Loans designated as LIBOR Rate Loans shall bear interest at a rate equal to the then applicable LIBOR rate plus a range of 2.25 - 2.75% based on excess availability in the borrowing base. Loans designated as Base Rate loans shall bear interest at a rate equal to the base rate plus an applicable margin ranging from 1.25 - 1.75% based on excess availability in the borrowing base. As of November 30, 2011, the interest rate on the facility was 2.9%.
All amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility will mature and become due on March 1, 2016. The Company may prepay any amounts outstanding at any time, subject to payment of certain breakage and redeployment costs relating to LIBOR Rate Loans. The commitments under the Credit Facility may be irrevocably reduced at any time without premium or penalty.
The Credit Agreement contains covenants that limit the ability of certain entities of the Company to, among other things: (i) incur additional indebtedness: (ii) incur liens; (iii) merge, consolidate or exit a substantial portion of their business; (iv) transfer or dispose of assets; (v) change their names, organizational identification number, state or province of organization or organizational identity; (vi) make any material change in their nature of business; (vii) prepay or otherwise acquire indebtedness; (viii) cause any Change of Control; (ix) make any Restricted Junior Payment; (x) change their fiscal year or method of accounting; (xi) make advances, loans or investments; (xii) enter into or permit any transactions with an Affiliate of certain entities of the Company; (xiii) use proceeds for certain items; (xiv) issue or sell any of their stock; and/or (xv) consign or sell any of their inventory on certain terms.
In addition, at any time that Excess Availability falls below 12.5% of the Maximum Credit, the Company must maintain a minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for certain entities, of not less than 1.0:1.0 until such time as Excess Availability has equaled or exceeded 12.5% of the Maximum Availability at all times for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days.
The Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including, without limitation: failure to pay when due principal amounts in respect of the Credit Facility; failure to pay any interest or other amounts under the Credit Facility for a period of three (3) business days after becoming due; failure to comply with certain agreements or covenants in the Credit Agreement; failure to satisfy certain judgments against a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries; certain insolvency and bankruptcy events; and failure to pay when due certain indebtedness in principal amount in excess of $5 million.
The Obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a general lien on and security interest in substantially all of the assets of certain entities of the Company, including accounts receivable, equipment, real estate, general intangibles and inventory. The Company has guaranteed the obligations of all entities under the Credit Agreement.
On March 1, 2011, the Company borrowed approximately $89 million under this credit facility as a result of its stock purchase agreement related to Klipsch Group, Inc. As of November 30, 2011, approximately $63 million was outstanding under the line.
As a result of the addition of the new Credit Facility, the Company has incurred debt financing costs of approximately $3 million which are recorded as deferred financing costs that are included in other assets and

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(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

amortized through interest and bank charges over a five year period. During the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, the Company amortized $170 and $510, respectively, of these costs.
(b)          Euro Asset-Based Lending Obligation
 
Foreign bank obligations include a financing arrangement totaling 16,000 Euros consisting of a Euro accounts receivable factoring arrangement and a Euro Asset-Based Lending ("ABL") (up to 60% of eligible non-factored accounts receivable) credit facility for the Company's subsidiary, Audiovox Germany, which expires on November 1, 2012.  Selected accounts receivable are purchased from the Company on a non-recourse basis at 85% of face value and payment of the remaining 15% upon receipt from the customer of the balance of the receivable purchased. The activity under the factoring agreement is accounted for as a sale of accounts receivable. The rate of interest is the three month Euribor plus 1.9%, and the Company pays 0.22% of its gross sales as a fee for the accounts receivable factoring arrangement. As of November 30, 2011, the amount of accounts receivable available for factoring exceeded the amounts outstanding under this obligation.

The Company had a $2,000 credit line in Venezuela to fund the short-term working capital needs of the local operation. This line expired on June 30, 2011.
 
(c)          Euro Term Loan Agreement
 
On March 30, 2008, Audiovox Germany entered into a 5,000 Euro term loan agreement. This agreement is for a five-year term with a financial institution and was used to repay the Audiovox Germany intercompany debt to Audiovox Corporation. Payments under the term loan are to be made in two semi-annual installments of 500 Euros beginning on September 30, 2008 and ending on March 30, 2013. Interest accrues at a fixed rate of 4.82%. Any amount repaid can not be reborrowed. The term loan is secured by a pledge of the stock of Audiovox Germany and the Magnat brand name, prohibits the distribution of dividends, and takes precedence to all other intercompany loans with Audiovox Corporation.
 
(d)          Oehlbach

In connection with the Oehlbach acquisition, the Company acquired short and long term debt payable to various third parties, which was repaid in March 2011.

(e)          Other Debt
 
This amount includes a call/put option owed to certain employees of Audiovox Germany, an assumed liability in connection with the Company's Invision acquisition, and a note payable on a facility acquired in connection with the Company's Klipsch acquisition. 

(16)     Other Income (Expense)

Other income (expense) is comprised of the following:

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
2011
 
2010
Interest income
 
$
277

 
$
439

 
$
562

 
$
913

Rental income
 
130

 
141

 
398

 
398

Miscellaneous
 
(3,715
)
 
(217
)
 
(5,014
)
 
1,052

Total other, net
 
$
(3,308
)
 
$
363

 
$
(4,054
)
 
$
2,363


Miscellaneous expense includes impairment charges on marketable securities of $0 and $1.2 million for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, a contingent consideration adjustment of approximately $0.5 and $2.0 million recorded during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 and charges related to a legal settlement of approximately $2.6 million recorded during the three months ended November 30, 2011.

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(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)


(17)    Foreign Currency

The Company has certain operations in Venezuela. Venezuela has recently been operating in a difficult economic environment, which has been troubled with local political issues and various foreign currency and price controls. The country has experienced high rates of inflation over the last several years. The President of Venezuela has the authority to legislate certain areas by decree, which allows the government to nationalize certain industries or expropriate certain companies and property. These factors may have a negative impact on our business and our financial condition. In 2003, Venezuela created the Commission of Administration of Foreign Currency (“CADIVI”) which establishes and administers currency controls and their associated rules and regulations. These controls include creating a fixed exchange rate between the Bolivar and the U.S. Dollar, and the ability to restrict the exchange of Bolivar Fuertes for U.S. Dollars and vice versa.

Effective January 1, 2010, according to the guidelines in ASC 830, "Foreign Currency," Venezuela had been designated as a hyper-inflationary economy.  A hyper-inflationary economy designation occurs when a country has experienced cumulative inflation of approximately 100 percent or more over a 3 year period.  The hyper-inflationary designation requires the local subsidiary in Venezuela to record all transactions as if they were denominated in U.S. dollars.  The Company transitioned to hyper-inflationary accounting on March 1, 2010 and continues to account for Venezuela under this method.

On January 8, 2010, the Venezuelan government announced its intention to devalue its currency (Bolivar fuerte) and move to a two tier exchange structure, 2.60 for essential goods and 4.30 for non-essential goods and services.  Products sold by our Venezuelan operation are classified as non-essential, however, the Company has certain US dollar denominated assets and liabilities for which the 2.60 rate was applied.  In January, 2011, the Venezuelan government eliminated the two-tier exchange rate.

On June 9, 2010, the Venezuelan government introduced a newly regulated foreign currency exchange system, Sistema de Transacciones con Titulos en Moneda Extranjera (“SITME”), which is controlled by the Central Bank of Venezuela (“BCV”). The SITME imposes volume restrictions on the conversion of Venezuelan Bolivar Fuertes to U.S. Dollars, currently limiting such activity to a maximum equivalent of $350,000 per month. As a result of this restriction, we have limited new U.S. dollar purchases to remain within the guidelines imposed by SITME.

(18)     Lease Obligations

During 1998, the Company entered into a 30-year capital lease for a building with its principal stockholder and current chairman, which was the headquarters of the discontinued Cellular operation. This lease was restructured in December 2006, and expires on November 30, 2026.  The Company currently subleases the building to Personal Communication Devices, LLC (Formerly UTStarcom) for monthly payments of $50 for a term of three years, terminating on October 31, 2012. The Company also leases another facility from its principal stockholder which expires on November 30, 2016.

As a result of the acquisition of Klipsch, the Company assumed a lease for the facility housing the Klipsch headquarters in Indianapolis. The lessor is Woodview, LLC ("Woodview"), of which certain partners are executives of Klipsch. Lease payments are based on current market rates, as determined by independent valuation, and continue until the lease expiration on May 31, 2021. In October 2011, the Company entered an agreement with Woodview to purchase this building for approximately $11,000, plus closing fees and expenses. The Company is negotiating assumption of the existing mortgage, but has the option under the agreement to pursue third party financing. Closing is expected in or about March 2012.

Total lease payments required under all related party leases for the five-year period ending November 30, 2016 are $12,322.
 
At November 30, 2011, the Company was obligated under non-cancellable capital and operating leases for equipment and warehouse facilities for minimum annual rental payments as follows:


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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Capital
Lease
 
Operating
Leases
2012
$
574

 
$
7,295

2013
574

 
5,787

2014
574

 
5,165

2015
574

 
4,645

2016
574

 
2,164

Thereafter
6,626

 
3,662

Total minimum lease payments
9,496

 
$
28,718

Less:  minimum sublease income
550

 
 

Net
8,946

 
 

Less:  amount representing interest
3,560

 
 

Present value of net minimum lease payments
5,386

 
 

Less: current installments included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities
151

 
 

Long-term capital obligation
$
5,235

 
 


The Company leases certain facilities from its principal stockholder and certain other Klipsch executives. At November 30, 2011, minimum annual rental payments on these related party leases, in addition to the capital lease payments, which are included in the above table, are as follows:

2012
$
2,671

2013
2,707

2014
2,744

2015
2,781

2016
1,420

Thereafter
8,319

Total
$
20,642


(19)    Contingencies

Contingencies

The Company is currently, and has in the past been, a party to various routine legal proceedings incident to the ordinary course of business.  If management determines, based on the underlying facts and circumstances, that it is probable a loss will result from a litigation contingency and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated, the estimated loss is accrued for.  The Company believes its outstanding litigation matters disclosed below will not have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial statements, individually or in the aggregate; however, due to the uncertain outcome of these matters, the Company disclosed these specific matters below:

Certain consolidated class actions transferred to a Multi-District Litigation Panel of the United States District Court of the District of Maryland against the Company and other suppliers, manufacturers and distributors of hand-held wireless telephones alleging damages relating to exposure to radio frequency radiation from hand-held wireless telephones are still pending.   No assurances regarding the outcome of this matter can be given, as the Company is unable to assess the degree of probability of an unfavorable outcome or estimated loss or liability, if any.  Accordingly, no estimated loss has been recorded for the aforementioned case.
 
The products the Company sells are continually changing as a result of improved technology.  As a result, although the Company and its suppliers attempt to avoid infringing known proprietary rights, the Company may be subject to legal proceedings and claims for alleged infringement by its suppliers or distributors, of third party patents, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrights.  Any claims relating to the infringement of third-party proprietary rights, even if not meritorious, could result in costly litigation, divert management’s attention and resources, or require the Company to either enter into royalty or license agreements which are not advantageous to the Company or pay material amounts of damages.

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VOXX International Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, continued
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)


The Company has been party to a patent infringement case brought against it by MPEG LA, LLC ("MPEG"). During the third quarter of Fiscal 2012, the Company's claim for summary was denied and the case was litigated in the Suffolk County Supreme Court in Riverhead, NY. In December 2011, the Company received advisory judgment in the case, concluding that the Company owes MPEG penalties related to certain patents used in the production of its products. The final judgment is expected in or about February 2012. The Company has recorded a charge of approximately $2.6 million and has remitted payment to MPEG in order to resolve this matter based on the information provided in the summary judgment. The charge has been recorded in "Other (Expense) Income" in the Consolidated Statement of Operations. The Company is currently seeking indemnification from its suppliers for royalty payments that it maintains they were responsible to make and plans to vigorously pursue this option under its indemnification agreements. At this time, we cannot determine the success of those efforts, nor quantify a range of amounts. No receivables have been recorded for any possible gain contingencies for the three months ended November 30, 2011. Management will continue to evaluate the developments associated with final judgment and the negotiations with its suppliers.

(20)    New Accounting Pronouncements
 
In January 2010, the FASB issued authoritative guidance in ASC 820 "Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures" that improves disclosures around fair value measurements. This pronouncement requires additional disclosures regarding transfers between Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the fair value hierarchy of this pronouncement as well as a more detailed reconciliation of recurring Level 3 measurements. Certain disclosure requirements of this pronouncement were effective and adopted by the Company on March 1, 2010. The remaining disclosure requirements of this pronouncement were effective for the Company’s first quarter in Fiscal 2012. The adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

In January 2011, the FASB issued authoritative guidance included in ASC 805 “Business Combinations” which modifies certain pro-forma disclosures related to business combinations. The guidance was effective for the Company on March 1, 2011, and did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued authoritative guidance included in ASC 220 "Comprehensive Income" related to the presentation of comprehensive income. Specifically, the new guidance allows an entity to present components of net income and other comprehensive income in one continuous statement, referred to as the statement of comprehensive income, or in two separate, but consecutive statements. The new guidance eliminates the current option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of changes in equity. While the new guidance changes the presentation of comprehensive income, there are no changes to the components that are recognized in net income or other comprehensive income under current accounting guidance. The adoption of this disclosure-only guidance will not have an impact on the Company's consolidated financial results and is effective for the Company on March 1, 2012.

In September 2011, the FASB issued authoritative guidance in ASC 350 "Intangibles - Goodwill and other" intended to simplify goodwill impairment testing. Entities will be allowed to perform a qualitative assessment on goodwill impairment to determine whether it is more likely than not (defined as having a likelihood of more than 50 percent) that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. This guidance is effective for goodwill impairment tests performed in interim and annual periods for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, or the Company's first quarter of Fiscal 2013. The Company does not expect this guidance will have a material impact on its financial statements.


(21)    Subsequent Events

With the exception of those matters discussed in Note 19 with regard to the Company's settlement with MPEG, there were no material subsequent events that required recognition or additional disclosure in these financial statements.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Forward-Looking Statements
 
Certain information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q would constitute forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, information relating to the future performance and financial condition of the Company, the plans and objectives of the Company’s management and the Company’s assumptions regarding such performance and plans that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information.

We begin Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) with an overview of the business.   This is followed by a discussion of the Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates that we believe are important to understanding the assumptions and judgments incorporated in our reported financial results.  In the next section, we discuss our results of operations for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 compared to the three and nine months ended November 30, 2010. We then provide an analysis of changes in our balance sheets and cash flows, and discuss our financial commitments in the sections entitled “Liquidity and Capital Resources.” We conclude this MD&A with a discussion of “Related Party Transactions” and “Recent Accounting Pronouncements.”

Unless specifically indicated otherwise, all amounts and percentages presented in our MD&A below are exclusive of discontinued operations and are in thousands, except share and per share data.

Business Overview
 
Effective December 1, 2011, Audiovox Corporation changed its name to VOXX International Corporation ("Voxx," "We," "Our," "Us" or "Company"). The Company believes that the name VOXX International would be a name that better represents the widely diversified interests of the Company, and the more than 30 global brands it has acquired and grown throughout the years, achieving a powerful international corporate image and creating a vehicle for each of these respective brands to emerge with its own identity. Voxx is a leading international distributor in the accessory, mobile and consumer electronics industries. On March 1, 2011, the Company acquired Klipsch Group, Inc. and its worldwide subsidiaries, a global provider of high-end speakers for audio, multi-media and home theater applications. With our most recent acquisitions of Klipsch Group, Inc. and Invision Automotive Systems, Inc. we have added manufacturing capabilities to our business model. We conduct our business through eighteen wholly-owned subsidiaries: American Radio Corp., Audiovox Electronics Corporation (“AEC”), Audiovox Accessories Corp. (“AAC”), Audiovox Consumer Electronics, Inc. (“ACE”), Audiovox German Holdings GmbH (“Audiovox Germany”), Audiovox Venezuela, C.A., Audiovox Canada Limited, Audiovox Hong Kong Ltd., Audiovox International Corp., Audiovox Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Audiovox Mexico”), Technuity, Inc., Code Systems, Inc, Oehlbach Kabel GmbH ("Oehlbach"), Schwaiger GmbH (“Schwaiger”), Invision Automotive Systems, Inc. (“Invision”), Klipsch Holding LLC ("Klipsch") and Omega Research and Development, LLC ("Omega") and Audiovox Websales LLC. We market our products under the Audiovox® brand name, other brand names and licensed brands, such as Acoustic Research®, Advent®, Ambico®, Car Link®, Chapman®, Code-Alarm®, Discwasher®, Energizer®, Energy®, Heco®, Incaar, Invision®, Jamo®, Jensen®, Klipsch®, Mac Audio, Magnat®, Mirage®, Movies2Go®, Oehlbach®, Omega®, Phase Linear®, Prestige®, Pursuit®, RCA®, RCA Accessories®, Recoton®, Road Gear®, Schwaiger®, Spikemaster® and Terk®, as well as private labels through a large domestic and international distribution network.  We also function as an OEM ("Original Equipment Manufacturer") supplier to several customers and presently have one reportable segment (the "Electronics Group"), which is organized by product category.  
 
The Company currently reports sales data for the following two product categories:

Electronics products include:

mobile multi-media video products, including in-dash, overhead and headrest systems,
autosound products including radios, amplifiers and CD changers,
satellite radios including plug and play models and direct connect models,
automotive security and remote start systems,
automotive power accessories,
rear observation and collision avoidance systems,
home and portable stereos,
digital multi-media products such as personal video recorders and MP3 products,
camcorders,
clock-radios,
digital voice recorders,

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premium loudspeakers,
architectural speakers,
commercial speakers,
on-ear and in-ear headphones,
soundbars, and
portable DVD players.
 
Accessories products include:

High-Definition Television (“HDTV”) antennas,
Wireless Fidelity (“WiFi”) antennas,
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (“HDMI”) accessories,
home electronic accessories such as cabling,
other connectivity products,
power cords,
performance enhancing electronics,
TV universal remotes,
flat panel TV mounting systems,
iPod specialized products,
wireless headphones,
wireless speakers,
rechargeable battery backups (UPS) for camcorders, cordless phones and portable video (DVD) batteries and accessories,
power supply systems,
electronic equipment cleaning products,
personal sound amplifiers, and
set-top boxes.

We believe our product groups have expanding market opportunities with certain levels of volatility related to domestic and international markets, new car sales, increased competition by manufacturers, private labels, technological advancements, discretionary consumer spending and general economic conditions.  Also, all of our products are subject to price fluctuations which could affect the carrying value of inventories and gross margins in the future.
 
Our objective is to continue to grow our business by acquiring new brands, embracing new technologies, expanding product development and applying this to a continued stream of new products that should increase gross margins and improve operating income.  In addition, it is our intention to continue to acquire synergistic companies that would allow us to leverage our overhead, penetrate new markets and expand existing product categories through our business channels.

Reportable Segments
 
We have determined that we operate in one reportable segment, the Electronics Group, based on review of ASC 280, “Segment Reporting.” The characteristics of our operations that are relied on in making and reviewing business decisions include the similarities in our products, the commonality of our customers, suppliers and product developers across multiple brands, our unified marketing and distribution strategy, our centralized inventory management and logistics, and the nature of the financial information used by our Executive Officers.  Management reviews the financial results of the Company based on the performance of the Electronics Group.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
 
The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses reported in those financial statements.  These judgments can be subjective and complex, and consequently, actual results could differ from those estimates.  Our most critical accounting policies and estimates relate to revenue recognition; sales incentives; accounts receivable reserves; inventory reserves; goodwill and other intangible assets; warranties; stock-based compensation; income taxes; and the fair value measurements of financial assets and liabilities. A summary of the Company's significant accounting policies is identified in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.   Since February 28, 2011, there have been no changes in our critical accounting policies or changes to the assumptions and estimates related to them.
 
The Company evaluates its indefinite lived intangible assets for impairment triggering events at each reporting period in accordance with ASC 350. Based on our evaluation, there were no triggering events and no impairment of indefinite lived intangible assets in the quarter ended November 30, 2011. Due to the continued economic volatility, including fluctuations in interest rates, growth rates and changes in demand for our products, there could be a change in the valuation of indefinite lived intangible assets whe

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n the Company conducts its annual impairment test.

Results of Operations
 
As you read this discussion and analysis, refer to the accompanying consolidated statements of operations, which present the results of our operations for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010.  

The following tables set forth, for the periods indicated, certain statements of operations data for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 and 2010.

Net Sales

 
 
November 30,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronics
 
$
165,947

 
$
122,668

 
$
43,279

 
35.3
 %
Accessories
 
40,856

 
40,499

 
357

 
0.9

Total consolidated net sales
 
$
206,803

 
$
163,167

 
$
43,636

 
26.7
 %
Nine Months Ended
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Electronics
 
$
424,957

 
$
312,388

 
$
112,569

 
36.0
 %
Accessories
 
105,508

 
110,390

 
(4,882
)
 
(4.4
)
Total consolidated net sales
 
$
530,465

 
$
422,778

 
$
107,687

 
25.5
 %

Electronic sales represented 80.2% and 80.1% of the net sales for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, compared to 75.2% and 73.9% in the prior year periods. For the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, approximately $51,000 and $125,600, respectively of the increase in sales from this product group was the result of our recent acquisition of Klipsch.  In addition, the electronics group experienced increases in its OEM manufacturing lines due to increases in domestic automotive sales and the launch of new programs, both domestically and internationally. These increases were partially offset by a decline in sales of consumer electronics products including camcorders, clock radios, digital players and digital voice recorders as a result of the economy; the absence of FLO-TV products, whose program ended in the third quarter of Fiscal 2011; a decline in satellite fulfillment sales; and a decline in our audio product line. The audio decline is partially offset by sales related to new product introductions. Overall, electronic sales in our international markets increased, partially offsetting declines in the domestic market.

Accessory sales represented 19.8% and 19.9% of our net sales for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, compared to 24.8% and 26.1% in the prior year periods.  The increase in the accessories group was primarily related to increased sales in our international markets.

During the quarter ended November 30, 2011, sales incentive expenses increased by $3,353 primarily as a result of our Klispch acquisition, which has several marketing programs. Sales incentive expenses for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 increased $7,289 primarily as a result of the Klipsch acquisition and international sales incentives, partially offset by a decline in Accessories related sales incentives. The release of unearned or unclaimed sales incentives was $741 and $2,105 for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, respectively. We believe the reversal of earned but unclaimed or unearned sales incentives upon expiration of the claim period is a disciplined, rational, consistent, and systematic method of reversing these claims.  These sales incentive programs are expected to continue and will either increase or decrease based upon competition and customer demands.

Gross Profit


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November 30,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross profit
 
$
59,843

 
$
34,597

 
$
25,246

 
73.0
%
Gross margin percentage
 
28.9
%
 
21.2
%
 
 

 
 

Nine Months Ended
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Gross profit
 
$
147,393

 
$
89,128

 
$
58,265

 
65.4
%
Gross margin percentage
 
27.8
%
 
21.1
%
 
 

 
 

 
Gross margins, which increased by 770 and 670 basis points for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, respectively, were favorably impacted by increased sales in mobile related products; better margins in our existing product lines; new product introductions; the Klipsch acquisition; lower sales in our fulfillment and consumer business; and a reduction in required inventory provisions and warehouse assembly expenses.

Operating Expenses and Operating Loss

 
 
November 30,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling
 
$
12,620

 
$
9,498

 
$
3,122

 
32.9
%
General and administrative
 
24,740

 
16,674

 
8,066

 
48.4

Engineering and technical support
 
4,021

 
3,023

 
998

 
33.0

Acquisition-related costs
 
25

 

 
25

 
100.0

Total operating expenses
 
$
41,406

 
$
29,195

 
$
12,211

 
41.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
$
18,437

 
$
5,402

 
$
13,035

 
241.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Selling
 
$
35,723

 
$
25,951

 
$
9,772

 
37.7
%
General and administrative
 
68,159

 
50,034

 
18,125

 
36.2

Engineering and technical support
 
11,839

 
9,052

 
2,787

 
30.8

Acquisition-related costs
 
1,607

 

 
1,607

 
100.0

Total operating expenses
 
$
117,328

 
$
85,037

 
$
32,291

 
38.0
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
$
30,065

 
$
4,091

 
$
25,974

 
634.9
%

Operating expenses increased $12,211 and $32,291 for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, respectively, from $29,195 and $85,037 in the comparable prior year periods.  As a percentage of net sales, operating expenses increased to 20.0% and 22.1% as compared to 17.9% and 20.1% for the comparable prior year period. The increase in total operating expenses was due to our recent acquisition of Klipsch which accounted for $9.8 million and $29.0 million during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, respectively, as well as an increase in legal fees to defend a patent suit and compensation expense as a result of performance related targets.  These increases were partially offset by reductions in depreciation expense, headcount reductions in select groups, and a benefit recorded related to a put option.

Other Income (Expense)


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November 30,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
2010
 
$ Change
 
% Change
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest and bank charges
 
$
(1,371
)
 
$
(471
)
 
$
(900
)
 
191.1
 %
Equity in income of equity investees
 
1,236

 
600

 
636

 
106.0

Other, net
 
(3,308
)
 
363

 
(3,671
)
 
(1,011.3
)
Total other (expense) income
 
$
(3,443
)
 
$
492

 
$
(3,935
)
 
(799.8
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest and bank charges
 
$
(4,246
)
 
$
(1,392
)
 
$
(2,854
)
 
205.0
 %
Equity in income of equity investees
 
3,255

 
2,348

 
907

 
38.6

Other, net
 
(4,054
)
 
2,363

 
(6,417
)
 
(271.6
)
Total other (expense) income
 
$
(5,045
)
 
$
3,319

 
$
(8,364
)
 
(252.0
)%

Interest and bank charges represent expenses for bank obligations of Audiovox Corporation and Audiovox Germany, interest for a capital lease, and amortization of a debt discount on our new facility. The increase in these expenses for the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, is due primarily to interest expense, fees and amortization of deferred financing costs related to the Credit Facility entered into on March 1, 2011 primarily to fund our Klipsch acquisition.

Other, net decreased due to a charge recorded during the three months ended November 30, 2011 in connection with a patent suit of approximately $2,600, the absence of gains on forward exchange contracts recorded during Fiscal 2011, a contingent consideration adjustment of approximately $470 and $2,020 recorded during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011, and an other than temporary impairment charge recorded during the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 of $48 and $1,225, respectively, relating to its Bliss-tel investment, partially offset by gains from foreign currency.


Income Tax Benefit/Provision

The effective tax rate was a provision for income taxes of for 40.9% for both the three and nine months ended November 30, 2011 compared to a provision (benefit) for income taxes of 34.5% and 24.1% in the comparable prior periods.  The effective tax rate for the nine months ended November 30, 2011 is different than the statutory rate primarily due to state and local taxes, differences between the U.S. and foreign tax rates and no tax benefit provided related to the impairment charge for Bliss-tel.
 
Net Income

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, selected statement of operations data beginning with net income and basic and diluted net income per common share.

 
 
Three Months Ended November 30,
 
Nine Months Ended November 30,
 
 
2011

2010