10-Q 1 form10q033112.htm RADIOSHACK CORPORATION FORM 10-Q MARCH 31, 2012 form10q033112.htm


 
 
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 March 31, 2012
or
 
[  ]
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ___________ to ___________
 
Commission File Number: 1-5571
 
 

 
 
RADIOSHACK CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
75-1047710
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
Mail Stop CF3-201, 300 RadioShack Circle, Fort Worth, Texas
76102
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code) (817) 415-3011
________________________
 
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 __
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes X No __
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large accelerated filer [ X ]
Accelerated filer [ ]
Non-accelerated filer [ ]
Smaller reporting company [ ]
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  Yes __ No X
 
The number of shares outstanding of the issuer's Common Stock, $1 par value, on April 13, 2012, was 99,427,509.
 

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
Page
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
       
 
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
3
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
18
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
23
 
Controls and Procedures
24
     
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
       
 
Legal Proceedings
24
 
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
24
 
Exhibits
25
   
25
   
26
 
 
 
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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
RADIOSHACK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
 
   
March 31,
 
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
2012
   
2011
 
Net sales and operating revenues
  $ 1,008.3     $ 1,017.4  
Cost of products sold (includes depreciation amounts of
$2.0 million and $1.7 million, respectively)
    613.8       563.0  
Gross profit
    394.5       454.4  
                 
Operating expenses:
               
Selling, general and administrative
    373.3       370.6  
Depreciation and amortization
    18.9       18.3  
Impairment of long-lived assets
    0.5       0.4  
Total operating expenses
    392.7       389.3  
                 
Operating income
    1.8       65.1  
                 
Interest income
    0.5       0.3  
Interest expense
    (13.1 )     (9.7 )
Other loss
    --       (4.1 )
                 
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes
    (10.8 )     51.6  
Income tax (benefit) expense
    (2.8 )     20.2  
                 
(Loss) income from continuing operations
    (8.0 )     31.4  
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    --       3.7  
                 
Net (loss) income
  $ (8.0 )   $ 35.1  
                 
Basic net (loss) income per share:
               
(Loss) income per share from continuing operations
  $ (0.08 )   $ 0.30  
Income per share from discontinued operations
    --       0.03  
Net (loss) income per share (basic)
  $ (0.08 )   $ 0.33  
                 
Diluted net (loss) income per share:
               
(Loss) income per share from continuing operations
  $ (0.08 )   $ 0.30  
Income per share from discontinued operations
    --       0.03  
Net (loss) income per share (diluted)
  $ (0.08 )   $ 0.33  
                 
Comprehensive (loss) income
  $ (2.4 )   $ 37.1  
                 
Shares used in computing net (loss) income
per share:
               
                 
Basic
    99.8       106.2  
                 
Diluted
    99.8       107.4  

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 

 
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RADIOSHACK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(In millions, except share amounts)
 
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
   
March 31,
2011
 
Assets
                 
Current assets:
                 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 566.4     $ 591.7     $ 326.2  
Accounts and notes receivable, net
    236.6       360.6       249.3  
Inventories
    730.2       744.4       737.9  
Other current assets (See Note 4)
    131.3       116.1       102.4  
Total current assets
    1,664.5       1,812.8       1,415.8  
                         
Property, plant and equipment, net
    260.5       270.2       267.4  
Goodwill
    40.3       37.0       42.7  
Other assets, net
    52.7       55.1       81.5  
Total assets
  $ 2,018.0     $ 2,175.1     $ 1,807.4  
                         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
                       
Current liabilities:
                       
Accounts payable
  $ 252.6     $ 348.2     $ 221.9  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    264.3       315.4       278.9  
Total current liabilities
    516.9       663.6       500.8  
                         
Long-term debt
    674.9       670.6       335.7  
Other non-current liabilities
    86.5       87.6       89.0  
Total liabilities
    1,278.3       1,421.8       925.5  
                         
Commitments and contingencies
                       
                         
Stockholders’ equity:
                       
Preferred stock, no par value, 1,000,000
shares authorized:
                       
Series A junior participating, 300,000 shares designated and none issued
    --       --       --  
Common stock, $1 par value, 650,000,000 shares authorized;
146,033,000 shares issued
    146.0       146.0       146.0  
Additional paid-in capital
    134.6       137.1       142.9  
Retained earnings
    1,504.7       1,525.1       1,537.6  
Treasury stock, at cost; 46,605,000, 46,715,000,
and 39,997,000 shares, respectively
    (1,039.3 )     (1,043.0 )     (942.3 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (6.3 )     (11.9 )     (2.3 )
Total stockholders’ equity
    739.7       753.3       881.9  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 2,018.0     $ 2,175.1     $ 1,807.4  

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 

 
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RADIOSHACK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
 
   
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
           
Net (loss) income
  $ (8.0 )   $ 35.1  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash
               
provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    20.9       20.2  
Amortization of discounts on long-term debt
    4.3       3.9  
Impairment of long-lived assets
    0.5       0.4  
Stock-based compensation
    1.9       1.3  
Other non-cash items
    2.2       1.1  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts and notes receivable
    124.8       132.0  
Inventories
    16.8       (3.9 )
Other current assets
    13.4       7.4  
Accounts payable
    (75.5 )     (79.1 )
Accrued expenses and other
    (52.8 )     (57.6 )
Net cash provided by operating activities
    48.5       60.8  
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:
               
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (11.2 )     (14.5 )
Changes in restricted cash (See Note 4)
    (28.0 )     --  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (39.2 )     (14.5 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:
               
Payments of dividends
    (12.4 )     --  
Changes in cash overdrafts
    (22.2 )     16.7  
Repayments of borrowings
    --       (306.8 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    --       0.6  
Net cash used in financing activities
    (34.6 )     (289.5 )
                 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (25.3 )     (243.2 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    591.7       569.4  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 566.4     $ 326.2  

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 

 
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RADIOSHACK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
Throughout this report, the terms “our,” “we,” “us,” “Company,” and “RadioShack” refer to RadioShack Corporation, including its subsidiaries. We prepared the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which include the accounts of RadioShack Corporation and all majority-owned domestic and foreign subsidiaries, in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, we did not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements. In management’s opinion, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature considered necessary for a fair statement are included. However, our operating results for the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, do not necessarily indicate the results you might expect for the full year. For further information, refer to our consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
NOTE 2 – NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
 
In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued new accounting guidance to update the presentation of comprehensive income in consolidated financial statements. Under this new guidance, an entity has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements in its annual financial statements. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. We adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2012. Please refer to our condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, for the required interim period disclosure. In addition to net income, the other primary component of our comprehensive income was foreign currency translation adjustments.
 
NOTE 3 – DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
We account for closed stores or kiosks as discontinued operations when the operations and cash flows of a store or kiosk being disposed of are eliminated from ongoing operations and we do not have any significant continuing involvement in its operations. In reaching the determination as to whether the cash flows of a store or kiosk will be eliminated from our ongoing operations, we consider whether it is likely that customers will migrate to our other retail locations in the same geographic market.
 
All of our remaining kiosks located in Sam’s Club stores were transitioned to Sam’s Club by June 30, 2011. We determined that the cash flows from these kiosks were eliminated from our ongoing operations. Therefore, these operations were reclassified from the kiosks segment to discontinued operations in the second quarter of 2011. The operating results of these kiosks are presented in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income as discontinued operations, net of income taxes, for all periods presented.
 
We incurred no significant gain or loss associated with the transition of these kiosks to Sam’s Club. We redeployed substantially all of our Sam’s Club kiosk employees to nearby RadioShack stores or Target Mobile centers, and we redistributed our Sam’s Club kiosk inventory to our remaining retail channels. Net sales and operating revenues related to these discontinued operations were zero for the first quarter of 2012, compared with $45.9 million for the same period last year. Income before income taxes for these discontinued operations was zero for the first quarter of 2012, compared with $6.0 million for the same period last year.
 
NOTE 4 – RESTRICTED CASH
 
Restricted cash totaled $28.0 million at March 31, 2012, and is included in other current assets in our consolidated balance sheets. This cash is pledged as collateral for a standby letter of credit issued to our general liability insurance provider. We have the ability to withdraw this cash at any time and instead provide a letter of credit issued under our $450 million asset-based revolving credit facility that expires in January 2016 (“2016 Credit Facility”) similar to the letter of credit that was issued under our 2016 Credit Facility at December 31, 2011. We have elected to pledge this cash as collateral to reduce our costs associated with our general liability insurance.
 
 
 
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NOTE 5 – INDEBTEDNESS AND BORROWING FACILITIES
 
2019 Notes: On May 3, 2011, we sold $325 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% senior unsecured notes due May 15, 2019, in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers. These notes were exchanged for substantially identical notes that were registered with the SEC in December 2011 (“2019 Notes”). The obligation to pay principal and interest on the 2019 Notes is jointly and severally guaranteed on a full and unconditional basis by all of the guarantors under the 2016 Credit Facility, which currently includes all of our wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries except Tandy Life Insurance Company. The 2019 Notes pay interest at a fixed rate of 6.75% per year. Interest is payable semiannually, in arrears, on May 15 and November 15.
 
The 2019 Notes contain covenants that could, in certain circumstances, limit our ability to issue additional debt, repurchase shares of our common stock, make certain other restricted payments, make investments, or enter into certain other transactions. At March 31, 2012, we were in compliance with these covenants.
 
Refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, for additional information regarding the 2019 Notes.
 
NOTE 6 – NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE
 
Basic net (loss) income per share is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for each period presented. Diluted net (loss) income per share reflects the potential dilution that would have occurred if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised, converted, or resulted in the issuance of common stock that would have then shared in our earnings.
 
The following table reconciles the numerator and denominator used in the basic and diluted net (loss) income per share calculations for the periods presented:
 
   
Three Months Ended
 
   
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
             
Numerator:
           
(Loss) income from continuing operations
  $ (8.0 )   $ 31.4  
Discontinued operations, net of taxes
    --       3.7  
Net (loss) income
  $ (8.0 )   $ 35.1  
                 
Denominator:
               
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
    99.8       106.2  
Dilutive effect of stock-based awards
    --       1.2  
Weighted average shares for diluted net (loss) income per share
    99.8       107.4  

 
The following table includes common stock equivalents that were not included in the calculation of diluted net (loss) income per share for the periods presented. These securities could be dilutive in future periods.
 
   
Three Months Ended
 
   
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
             
Employee stock options (1) (2)
    7.7       2.0  
Warrants to purchase common stock (3)
    15.8       15.5  
Convertible debt instruments (4)
    15.8       15.5  
 
(1)
For the first quarter of 2012, 6.4 million of these common stock equivalents were excluded because their exercise prices exceeded the average market price of our common stock during this period, and the effect of their inclusion would be antidilutive. The remaining 1.3 million of these common stock equivalents were excluded in 2012 because the effect of their inclusion would reduce our net loss per share and would be antidilutive.
(2)
For the first quarter of 2011, these common stock equivalents were excluded because their exercise prices exceeded the average market price of our common stock during this period, and the effect of their inclusion would be antidilutive.
(3)
These common stock equivalents were excluded because their exercise prices ($35.88 per share and $36.60 per share for 2012 and 2011, respectively) exceeded the average market price of our common stock during these periods, and the effect of their inclusion would be antidilutive.
(4)
These common stock equivalents were excluded because their conversion prices ($23.77 per share and $24.25 per share for 2012 and 2011, respectively) exceeded the average market price of our common stock during these periods, and the effect of their inclusion would be antidilutive.

 
 
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NOTE 7 – DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
We enter into derivative instruments for risk management purposes only, including derivatives designated as hedging instruments under the FASB accounting guidance on the accounting for derivative instruments and hedging activities. We do not hold or issue derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. To qualify for hedge accounting, derivatives must meet defined correlation and effectiveness criteria, be designated as a hedge, and result in cash flows and financial statement effects that substantially offset those of the position being hedged.
 
By using these derivative instruments, we expose ourselves, from time to time, to credit risk and market risk. Credit risk is the potential failure of the counterparty to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. When the fair value of a derivative contract is positive, the counterparty owes us, which creates credit risk for us. We minimize this credit risk by entering into transactions with high quality counterparties and do not anticipate significant losses due to our counterparties’ nonperformance. Market risk is the adverse effect on the value of a financial instrument that results from a change in the rate or value of the underlying item being hedged. We minimize this market risk by establishing and monitoring internal controls over our hedging activities, which include policies and procedures that limit the types and degree of market risk that may be undertaken.
 
Interest Rate Swap Agreements: We previously used interest rate-related derivative instruments to manage our exposure to fluctuations of interest rates. In June and August 2003, we entered into interest rate swap agreements with underlying notional amounts of debt of $100 million and $50 million, respectively, and both matured in May 2011. These swaps effectively converted a portion of our long-term fixed rate debt to a variable rate. We entered into these agreements to balance our fixed versus variable rate debt portfolio and to continue to take advantage of lower short-term interest rates. Under these agreements, we contracted to pay a variable rate of LIBOR plus a markup and to receive an annual fixed rate of 7.375%.
 
The final measurement date on these contracts was February 15, 2011. Therefore, the cash flows from the contracts were fixed through their expiration dates and ceased fluctuating with interest rate changes after that date. We held these instruments until their maturities in May 2011. Changes in fair value of these instruments were recorded in earnings as an adjustment to interest expense. These adjustments resulted in increases in interest expense of $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2011.
 
NOTE 8 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
 
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
 
         
Basis of Fair Value Measurements
 
   
 
 
Fair Value
of Assets
   
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Items
(Level 1)
   
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
 
 
 
(In millions)
As of March 31, 2011
                       
Derivatives Not Designated as
Hedging Instruments:
                       
Interest rate swaps (1) (2)
  $ 0.6       --     $ 0.6       --  
 
(1)
These interest rate swaps served as economic hedges on our 7.375% notes due in May 2011 and expired in May 2011.
(2)
Included in other current assets.

 
The FASB’s accounting guidance utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to the valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels:
 
·  
Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
 
·  
Level 2: Inputs, other than quoted prices, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; these include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active
 
·  
Level 3: Unobservable inputs that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions
 
The fair values of our interest rate swaps are the estimated amounts we would have received to settle the agreements.
 

 
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Other financial instruments not measured at fair value on a recurring basis include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and long-term debt. With the exception of long-term debt, the financial statement carrying amounts of these items approximate their fair values due to their short-term nature. Estimated fair values for long-term debt have been determined using recent trading activity and/or bid-ask spreads and are classified as Level 2 in the FASB’s fair value hierarchy.
 
Carrying amounts and the related estimated fair value of our debt financial instruments are as follows:
 
   
March 31, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
 
(In millions)
 
Carrying
Amount
   
Fair
Value
   
Carrying
Amount
   
Fair
Value
 
                         
Total debt
  $ 674.9     $ 627.9     $ 670.6     $ 641.0  

 
The fair value of our 2.5% convertible notes due in 2013 was $358.4 million at March 31, 2012, compared with $358.6 million at December 31, 2011. The fair value of the 2019 Notes was $268.5 million at March 31, 2012, compared with $281.4 million at December 31, 2011.
 

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
 
         
Basis of Fair Value Measurements
 
   
 
Fair Value
of Assets
(Liabilities)
   
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Items
(Level 1)
   
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
   
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
 
 
 
(In millions)
                         
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
                       
Long-lived assets held and used
  $ 0.1       --       --     $ 0.1  

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, long-lived assets held and used in certain locations of our U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores segment with a total carrying value of $0.6 million were written down to their fair value of $0.1 million, resulting in an impairment charge of $0.5 million that was included in earnings for the period. The inputs used to calculate the fair value of these long-lived assets included the projected cash flows and a risk-adjusted rate of return that we estimated would be used by a market participant in valuing these assets. The projected cash flows for a particular store are based on average historical cash flows for that store and are projected through the remainder of its lease. The risk-adjusted rate of return used to discount these cash flows ranges from 15% to 20%.
 
NOTE 9 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
Loss Contingencies:  FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 450 - Contingencies (“ASC 450”) governs our disclosure and recognition of loss contingencies, including pending claims, lawsuits, disputes with third parties, investigations and other actions that are incidental to the operation of our business. ASC 450 uses the following defined terms to describe the likelihood of a future loss:  probable – the future event or events are likely to occur, remote – the chance of the future event or events is slight, and reasonably possible – the chance of the future event or events occurring is more than remote but less than likely. ASC 450 also contains certain requirements with respect to how we accrue for and disclose information concerning our loss contingencies. We accrue for a loss contingency when we conclude that the likelihood of a loss is probable and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. When the reasonable estimate of the loss is within a range of amounts, and no amount in the range constitutes a better estimate than any other amount, we accrue for the amount at the low end of the range. We adjust our accruals from time to time as we receive additional information, but the loss we incur may be significantly greater than or less than the amount we have accrued. We disclose loss contingencies if there is at least a reasonable possibility that a loss has been incurred. No accrual or disclosure is required for losses that are remote.
 
Brookler v. RadioShack Corporation:  On April 6, 2004, plaintiffs filed a putative class action in Los Angeles Superior Court, Brookler v. RadioShack Corporation, claiming that we violated California's wage and hour laws relating to meal and rest periods. The meal period portion of the case was originally certified as a class action in February 2006. Our first Motion for Decertification of the class was denied in August 2007. After a favorable decision at the California Court of Appeals in the similar case of Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court, we filed a second motion for decertification, and in October 2008 the trial court granted our motion. The plaintiffs in Brookler appealed this ruling. Due to the unsettled nature of California law regarding the obligations of employers in respect of meal periods, we and the Brookler plaintiffs requested that the California Court of Appeals stay its ruling on the plaintiffs’ appeal of the class decertification ruling pending the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker. The appellate court denied this joint motion and then heard oral arguments in the case on August 5, 2010. On August 26, 2010, the California Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s decertification of the class, and our Petition for Rehearing was denied on September 14, 2010. On September 28, 2010, we filed a Petition for Review with the California Supreme Court, which granted review and placed the case on hold pending its decision in Brinker. On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Brinker. We are still evaluating the potential effect of this decision on Brookler. The outcome of this case is uncertain and the ultimate resolution of it could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements in the period in which the resolution is recorded.
 
 
 
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Ordonez v. RadioShack Corporation:  In May 2010, Daniel Ordonez, on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated current and former employees, filed a Complaint against the Company in the Los Angeles Superior Court. In July 2010, Mr. Ordonez filed an Amended Complaint alleging, among other things, that we failed to provide required meal periods, provide required rest breaks, pay overtime compensation, pay minimum wages, and maintain required records. In September 2010 we removed the case to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The proposed putative class in Ordonez consists of all current and former non-exempt employees for a period within the four (4) years preceding the filing of the case. The meal period claims raised in Ordonez are similar to the claims raised in Brookler as discussed above. Pursuant to a motion filed by the Ordonez parties, the court recently granted a Stipulation and Order to Stay Proceedings pending the decision of the California Supreme Court in Brinker. On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Brinker. We are still evaluating the potential effect of this decision on Ordonez. The outcome of this case is uncertain and the ultimate resolution of it could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements in the period in which the resolution is recorded.
 
Song-Beverly Credit Card Act:  In November 2010, RadioShack received service of process with respect to the first of four putative class action lawsuits filed in California (Sosinov v. RadioShack, Los Angeles Superior Court; Bitter v. RadioShack, Federal District Court, Central District of California; Moreno v. RadioShack, Federal District Court, Southern District of California; and Grant v. RadioShack, San Francisco Superior Court). The plaintiffs in all of these cases seek damages under California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (the “Act”). Plaintiffs claim that under one section of the Act, retailers are prohibited from recording certain personal identification information regarding their customers while processing credit card transactions unless certain statutory exceptions are applicable. The Act provides that any person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for the first violation and $1,000 for each subsequent violation. In each of the cases, plaintiffs allege that we violated the Act by asking them for personal identification information while processing a credit card transaction and then recording it. We are defending these cases, but are currently unable to reasonably estimate the loss, if any, that may result from them.
 
Redman v. RadioShack Corporation:  On September 26, 2011, Scott D.H. Redman filed a putative class action lawsuit against the Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Redman claims that we violated certain provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”), which amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act, by displaying the expiration dates of our customers’ credit or debit cards on electronically printed transaction receipts. Mr. Redman filed a motion seeking to certify a class that includes all persons to whom the Company provided an electronically printed transaction receipt, in transactions occurring after June 3, 2008, that displayed the expiration date of the person’s credit or debit card. On November 3, 2011, Mario Aliano and Vitoria Radavicuite filed a similar putative class action lawsuit against the Company, also in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging similar violations of FACTA. Mr. Aliano and Ms. Radaviciute initially filed a motion seeking to certify a class that includes all persons to whom the Company provided an electronically printed transaction receipt, in transactions occurring in Illinois after June 3, 2008, that displayed the expiration date of the person's credit or debit card. On December 28, 2011, Mr. Aliano and Ms. Radaviciute filed an amended complaint and an amended motion seeking to certify a class that was not limited to transactions occurring in Illinois. On January 11, 2012, the Aliano lawsuit was reassigned to the judge presiding over the Redman lawsuit on the basis of relatedness, and the two cases were consolidated for all purposes. On January 25, 2012, the presiding judge referred the matter to the magistrate judge assigned to the consolidated cases for mediation, extended the time by which the Company must respond to the pending complaints to such time as the magistrate judge shall order, and is holding the motions for class certification in abeyance. A mediation session was held in March 2012. It did not result in a settlement, and we continue to vigorously defend these cases. The outcome of these cases is uncertain and the ultimate resolution of them could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements in the period in which the resolutions are recorded.
 
Additional Disclosure:  For certain loss contingencies, we are currently able to estimate the reasonably possible loss or range of loss, including reasonably possible loss amounts in excess of our accruals, and we estimated that the aggregate of these amounts could be up to $13.6 million. This amount reflects recent developments in case law that pertain to certain claims currently pending against the Company. Probable and reasonably possible losses that we are currently unable to estimate are not included in this amount. In future periods, we may recognize a loss for all, part, or none of this amount.
 
 
 
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We are currently unable to estimate the reasonably possible loss or range of loss in respect of certain loss contingencies. Some cases remain in an early stage, with few or no substantive legal decisions by the court defining the scope of the claims, the class (if any), or the potential damages. In addition, in some cases we are not able to estimate the amount of the loss, due to a significant unresolved question of law that is expected to have a significant impact on the probability or amount of loss when resolved. As these matters develop and we receive additional information, we may be able to estimate reasonably possible losses or range of loss for these matters.
 
Our evaluation of our loss contingencies involves subjective assessments, assumptions, and judgments, and actual losses incurred in future periods may differ significantly from our estimates. Accordingly, although occasional adverse resolutions may occur and negatively affect our consolidated financial statements in the period of the resolution, we believe that the ultimate resolution of our loss contingencies for which we have not accrued losses will not materially adversely affect our financial condition.
 
NOTE 10 – SEGMENT REPORTING
 
The U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores segment consists solely of our 4,435 U.S. company-operated retail stores, all operating under the RadioShack brand name. We evaluate the performance of our segments based on operating income, which is defined as sales less cost of products sold and certain direct operating expenses, including labor, rent, and occupancy costs. Asset balances by segment have not been included in the table below, as these are managed on a company-wide level and are not fully allocated to segments for management reporting purposes. Amounts in the other category reflect our business activities that are not separately reportable, which include sales through our Target Mobile centers, sales to our independent dealers, sales generated by our www.radioshack.com website and our Mexican subsidiary, sales to commercial customers, and sales to other third parties through our global sourcing and manufacturing operations.
 
Revenue by reportable segment is as follows:
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores
  $ 833.6     $ 895.2  
Other
    174.7       122.2  
    $ 1,008.3     $ 1,017.4  

Operating income by reportable segment and the reconciliation to (loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes are as follows:
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores
  $ 91.3     $ 152.0  
Other
    3.0       1.6  
      94.3       153.6  
                 
Unallocated (1)
    (92.5 )     (88.5 )
Operating income
    1.8       65.1  
                 
Interest income
    0.5       0.3  
Interest expense
    (13.1 )     (9.7 )
Other loss
    --       (4.1 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes
  $ (10.8 )   $ 51.6  
                 
 
(1)
The unallocated category included in operating income relates to our overhead and corporate expenses that are not allocated to our operating segments for management reporting purposes. Unallocated costs include corporate departmental expenses such as labor and benefits, advertising, insurance, distribution, and information technology costs, plus certain unusual or infrequent gains or losses.

 
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NOTE 11 – SUPPLEMENTAL GUARANTOR FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
The following condensed consolidating financial information represents the financial information of RadioShack Corporation, its guarantor subsidiaries, and its non-guarantor subsidiaries prepared on the equity basis of accounting. Earnings of subsidiaries are, therefore, reflected in the parent company's investment accounts and earnings. The elimination entries primarily eliminate investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions. The non-guarantor subsidiaries are comprised of the foreign subsidiaries of the Company and Tandy Life Insurance Company. The financial information may not necessarily be indicative of results of operations, cash flows or financial position had the guarantor or non-guarantor subsidiaries operated as independent entities.
 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
                               
Net sales and operating revenues
  $ 978.8     $ 852.6     $ 31.4     $ (854.5 )   $ 1,008.3  
Cost of products sold
    658.4       790.4       19.5       (854.5 )     613.8  
Gross profit
    320.4       62.2       11.9       --       394.5  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Selling, general and administrative
    333.4       30.0       9.9       --       373.3  
Depreciation and amortization
    16.7       1.7       0.5       --       18.9  
Impairment of long-lived assets
    0.5       --       --       --       0.5  
Total operating expenses
    350.6       31.7       10.4       --       392.7  
                                         
Operating (loss) income
    (30.2 )     30.5       1.5       --       1.8  
                                         
Interest income
    0.1       2.7       1.5       (3.8 )     0.5  
Interest expense
    (16.9 )     --       --       3.8       (13.1 )
                                         
(Loss) income from continuing operations
before income taxes
    (47.0 )     33.2       3.0       --       (10.8 )
Income tax (benefit) expense
    (16.8 )     13.0       1.0       --       (2.8 )
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries,net of income taxes
    22.2       1.5       --       (23.7 )     --  
                                         
(Loss) income from continuing operations
    (8.0 )     21.7       2.0       (23.7 )     (8.0 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    --       --       --       --       --  
                                         
Net (loss) income
  $ (8.0 )   $ 21.7     $ 2.0     $ (23.7 )   $ (8.0 )
                                         
Comprehensive (loss) income
  $ (2.4 )   $ 27.3     $ 7.6     $ (34.9 )   $ (2.4 )
 

 
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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
                               
Net sales and operating revenues
  $ 1,027.6     $ 894.7     $ 36.2     $ (941.1 )   $ 1,017.4  
Cost of products sold
    650.7       828.3       25.1       (941.1 )     563.0  
Gross profit
    376.9       66.4       11.1       --       454.4  
                                         
Operating expenses:
                                       
Selling, general and administrative
    339.7       18.9       12.0       --       370.6  
Depreciation and amortization
    16.9       0.6       0.8       --       18.3  
Impairment of long-lived assets
    0.4       --       --       --       0.4  
Total operating expenses
    357.0       19.5       12.8       --       389.3  
                                         
Operating income (loss)
    19.9       46.9       (1.7 )     --       65.1  
                                         
Interest income
    0.1       2.8       1.4       (4.0 )     0.3  
Interest expense
    (13.7 )     --       --       4.0       (9.7 )
Other loss
    (4.1 )     --       --       --       (4.1 )
                                         
Income (loss) from continuing operations
before income taxes
    2.2       49.7       (0.3 )     --       51.6  
Income tax expense
    1.6       18.0       0.6       --       20.2  
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries, net of income taxes
    34.5       (1.1 )     --       (33.4 )     --  
                                         
Income (loss) from continuing operations
    35.1       30.6       (0.9 )     (33.4 )     31.4  
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    --       3.7       --       --       3.7  
                                         
Net income (loss)
  $ 35.1     $ 34.3     $ (0.9 )   $ (33.4 )   $ 35.1  
                                         
Comprehensive income (loss)
  $ 37.1     $ 36.3     $ 1.1     $ (37.4 )   $ 37.1  

 
 
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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets (unaudited)
 
At March 31, 2012

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
Assets
                             
Current assets:
                             
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 151.2     $ 395.5     $ 19.7     $ --     $ 566.4  
Accounts and notes receivable, net
    197.1       33.7       5.8       --       236.6  
Inventories
    636.7       65.3       28.2       --       730.2  
Other current assets
    125.3       1.0       5.0       --       131.3  
Intercompany receivables
    --       208.9       --       (208.9 )     --  
Intercompany notes receivable
    --       1,330.3       --       (1,330.3 )     --  
Total current assets
    1,110.3       2,034.7       58.7       (1,539.2 )     1,664.5  
                                         
Property, plant and equipment, net
    229.8       21.8       8.9       --       260.5  
Goodwill
    3.1       0.5       36.7       --       40.3  
Other assets, net
    40.9       1.3       10.5       --       52.7  
Investment in subsidiaries
    2,060.8       77.0       --       (2,137.8 )     --  
Total assets
  $ 3,444.9     $ 2,135.3     $ 114.8     $ (3,677.0 )   $ 2,018.0  
                                         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
                                       
Current liabilities:
                                       
Accounts payable
  $ 222.0     $ 16.4     $ 14.2     $ --     $ 252.6  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    213.0       43.1       8.2       --       264.3  
Intercompany payables
    206.9       --       2.0       (208.9 )     --  
Intercompany notes payable
    1,330.3       --       --       (1,330.3 )     --  
Total current liabilities
    1,972.2       59.5       24.4       (1,539.2 )     516.9  
                                         
Long-term debt
    674.9       --       --       --       674.9  
Other non-current liabilities
    58.1       27.5       0.9       --       86.5  
Total liabilities
    2,705.2       87.0       25.3       (1,539.2 )     1,278.3  
                                         
Stockholders’ equity
    739.7       2,048.3       89.5       (2,137.8 )     739.7  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 3,444.9     $ 2,135.3     $ 114.8     $ (3,677.0 )   $ 2,018.0  

 
 
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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets (unaudited)
 
At December 31, 2011

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
Assets
                             
Current assets:
                             
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 154.6     $ 404.9     $ 32.2     $ --     $ 591.7  
Accounts and notes receivable, net
    294.1       60.1       6.4       --       360.6  
Inventories
    658.8       57.4       28.2       --       744.4  
Other current assets
    110.7       0.8       4.6       --       116.1  
Intercompany receivables
    --       179.8       --       (179.8 )     --  
Intercompany notes receivable
    --       1,320.7       --       (1,320.7 )     --  
Total current assets
    1,218.2       2,023.7       71.4       (1,500.5 )     1,812.8  
                                         
Property, plant and equipment, net
    238.9       22.7       8.6       --       270.2  
Goodwill
    3.0       0.5       33.5       --       37.0  
Other assets, net
    43.6       1.1       10.4       --       55.1  
Investment in subsidiaries
    2,033.0       70.1       --       (2,103.1 )     --  
Total assets
  $ 3,536.7     $ 2,118.1     $ 123.9     $ (3,603.6 )   $ 2,175.1  
                                         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
                                       
Current liabilities:
                                       
Accounts payable
  $ 292.9     $ 26.4     $ 28.9     $ --     $ 348.2  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    264.3       43.3       7.8       --       315.4  
Intercompany payables
    175.4       --       4.4       (179.8 )     --  
Intercompany notes payable
    1,320.7       --       --       (1,320.7 )     --  
Total current liabilities
    2,053.3       69.7       41.1       (1,500.5 )     663.6  
                                         
Long-term debt
    670.6       --       --       --       670.6  
Other non-current liabilities
    59.5       27.1       1.0       --       87.6  
Total liabilities
    2,783.4       96.8       42.1       (1,500.5 )     1,421.8  
                                         
Stockholders’ equity
    753.3       2,021.3       81.8       (2,103.1 )     753.3  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 3,536.7     $ 2,118.1     $ 123.9     $ (3,603.6 )   $ 2,175.1  

 
 
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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets (unaudited)
 
At March 31, 2011

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
Assets
                             
Current assets:
                             
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 156.2     $ 151.1     $ 18.9     $ --     $ 326.2  
Accounts and notes receivable, net
    215.8       26.8       6.7       --       249.3  
Inventories
    650.9       59.7       27.3       --       737.9  
Other current assets
    94.7       1.7       6.0       --       102.4  
Intercompany receivables
    --       222.3       6.0       (228.3 )     --  
Intercompany notes receivable
    --       1,456.8       --       (1,456.8 )     --  
Total current assets
    1,117.6       1,918.4       64.9       (1,685.1 )     1,415.8  
                                         
Property, plant and equipment, net
    244.9       13.2       9.3       --       267.4  
Goodwill, net
    3.0       0.5       39.2       --       42.7  
Other assets, net
    57.6       13.9       10.0       --       81.5  
Investment in subsidiaries
    1,950.8       82.7       --       (2,033.5 )     --  
Total assets
  $ 3,373.9     $ 2,028.7     $ 123.4     $ (3,718.6 )   $ 1,807.4  
                                         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
                                       
Current liabilities:
                                       
Accounts payable
  $ 179.6     $ 23.8     $ 18.5     $ --     $ 221.9  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
    229.5       39.4       10.0       --       278.9  
Intercompany payables
    228.2       --       0.1       (228.3 )     --  
Intercompany notes payable
    1,456.8       --       --       (1,456.8 )     --  
Total current liabilities
    2,094.1       63.2       28.6       (1,685.1 )     500.8  
                                         
Long-term debt
    335.7       --       --       --       335.7  
Other non-current liabilities
    62.2       26.6       0.2       --       89.0  
Total liabilities
    2,492.0       89.8       28.8       (1,685.1 )     925.5  
                                         
Stockholders’ equity
    881.9       1,938.9       94.6       (2,033.5 )     881.9  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 3,373.9     $ 2,028.7     $ 123.4     $ (3,718.6 )   $ 1,807.4  

 
 
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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
                               
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ 28.2     $ 30.3     $ (10.0 )   $ --     $ 48.5  
                                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (10.1 )     (1.0 )     (0.1 )     --       (11.2 )
Changes in restricted cash
    (28.0 )     --       --       --       (28.0 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (38.1 )     (1.0 )     (0.1 )     --       (39.2 )
                                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                                       
Payments of dividends
    (12.4 )     --       --       --       (12.4 )
Changes in cash overdrafts
    (22.2 )     --       --       --       (22.2 )
Change in intercompany receivable/payable
    41.1       (38.7 )     (2.4 )     --       --  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    6.5       (38.7 )     (2.4 )     --       (34.6 )
                                         
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
    (3.4 )     (9.4 )     (12.5 )     --       (25.3 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    154.6       404.9       32.2       --       591.7  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 151.2     $ 395.5     $ 19.7     $ --     $ 566.4  

 
Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

 
(In millions)
 
RadioShack
Corporation
(Parent Co.)
   
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
   
Eliminations
   
Consolidated
 
                               
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
  $ 32.7     $ 45.3     $ (17.2 )   $ --     $ 60.8  
                                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (13.0 )     (1.3 )     (0.2 )     --       (14.5 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (13.0 )     (1.3 )     (0.2 )     --       (14.5 )
                                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                                       
Changes in cash overdrafts
    16.7       --       --       --       16.7  
Repayments of borrowings
    (306.8 )     --       --       --       (306.8 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    0.6       --       --       --       0.6  
Change in intercompany receivable/payable
    316.3       (320.3 )     4.0       --       --  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    26.8       (320.3 )     4.0       --       (289.5 )
                                         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents
    46.5       (276.3 )     (13.4 )     --       (243.2 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
    109.7       427.4       32.3       --       569.4  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
  $ 156.2     $ 151.1     $ 18.9     $ --     $ 326.2  


 
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This MD&A section of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q discusses our results of operations, liquidity and capital resources, and certain factors that may affect our future results of operations, including economic and industry-wide factors. You should read this MD&A in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included under Part I, Item 1, of this Quarterly Report, as well as with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
First Quarter Summary
Net sales and operating revenues decreased $9.1 million, or 0.9%, to $1,008.3 million when compared with the same period last year. Comparable store sales decreased 4.2%. Our decrease in net sales and operating revenues was driven primarily by our comparable store sales decrease, which was substantially offset by sales at our additional 610 Target Mobile centers that were open on March 31, 2012, but were not open on March 31, 2011. The decrease in comparable store sales was primarily driven by decreased sales in our Sprint postpaid wireless business as well as decreased sales of prepaid wireless handsets, laptops, and home entertainment accessories. Those decreases were partially offset by increased sales in our AT&T postpaid wireless business as well as increased sales of tablet devices, tablet accessories, headphones, and a net increase in sales at our U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores for our Verizon postpaid business as compared to our T-Mobile postpaid wireless business in the first quarter of 2011.
 
Consolidated gross profit decreased $59.9 million, or 13.2%, for the first quarter, when compared with the same period last year. The decrease in gross profit was primarily driven by a decrease in our gross margin of 5.6 percentage points and decreased net sales and operating revenues for the first quarter, when compared with the same period last year. The decrease in gross margin was driven primarily by a change in our sales mix within our mobility platform towards lower margin smartphones and tablets, combined with the overall growth of our mobility platform through our 610 additional Target Mobile centers. Smartphones generally, and the Apple iPhone in particular, carry a lower gross margin rate, given their higher average cost basis.
 
Consolidated SG&A expense increased $2.7 million, or 0.7%, for the first quarter, when compared with the same period last year. This represents a 0.6 percentage point increase as a percentage of net sales and operating revenues for the first quarter. The increase in SG&A expense for the first quarter was primarily driven by increased costs to support our additional 610 Target Mobile centers, which were partially offset by decreased advertising expense.
 
Our loss from continuing operations was $8.0 million ($0.08 per share) for the first quarter, compared with income from continuing operations of $31.4 million ($0.30 per diluted share) for the same period last year. Our net loss was $8.0 million ($0.08 per share) for the first quarter, compared with net income of $35.1 million ($0.33 per diluted share) for the same period last year.
 
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $22.7 million, compared with $85.1 million for the same period last year.
 
   
Three Months Ended
 
   
March 31,
 
(In millions)
 
2012
   
2011
 
Reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA from continuing
operations to income from continuing operations
           
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations(1)
  $ 22.7     $ 85.1  
Interest expense, net of interest income
    (12.6 )     (9.4 )
Income tax benefit (expense)
    2.8       (20.2 )
Depreciation and amortization
    (20.9 )     (20.0 )
Other loss
    --       (4.1 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations
  $ (8.0 )   $ 31.4  
 
(1)
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (“Adjusted EBITDA”), a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is also adjusted for other income or loss and cumulative effects of changes in accounting principles, if applicable. The comparable financial measure to Adjusted EBITDA under GAAP is income from continuing operations. Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to evaluate the operating performance of our business for comparable periods. Adjusted EBITDA should not be used by investors or others as the sole basis for formulating investment decisions, as it excludes a number of important items. We compensate for this limitation by using GAAP financial measures as well in managing our business. In the view of management, Adjusted EBITDA is an important indicator of operating performance because Adjusted EBITDA excludes the effects of financing and investing activities by eliminating the effects of interest, depreciation costs, and other losses.

 
 
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RadioShack Retail Outlets
The table below shows our retail locations allocated among U.S. and Mexico company-operated stores, Target Mobile centers, discontinued kiosks and dealer and other outlets at the following dates:
 
   
March 31,
2012
   
Dec. 31,
2011
   
Sep. 30,
2011
   
June 30,
2011
   
March 31,
2011
 
U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores (1)
    4,435       4,476       4,461       4,463       4,467  
Target Mobile (2)
    1,497       1,496       1,490       1,481       887  
Mexico RadioShack company-operated stores
    225       227       211       211       212  
Dealer and other outlets
    1,115       1,110