DGSE COMPANIES, INC. ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2010 SECOND QUARTER AND FIRST HALF 2010 RESULTS

DGSE COMPANIES, INC. ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2010 SECOND QUARTER AND FRST HALF 2010 RESULTS

DALLAS, Texas  ( August 16, 2010 ) – DGSE Companies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: “DGSE”), which wholesales, retails and auctions fine watches, jewelry, diamonds and precious metal and rare coin products via traditional and Internet channels, today announced operating results for the  quarter ended  June 30, 2010.

Earnings

  • Basic and diluted net income per share for the fiscal second quarter of 2010 was $.76 and $.74 versus $.07 and $.07 in the equivalent periods in fiscal 2009. Net income was $7,746,276 in the quarter versus $689,504 in the equivalent 2009 quarter. Basic and diluted net income per share for the first 6 months of 2010 was $.75 and $.71 versus $.13 and $.09 in the equivalent periods in fiscal 2009. Net income was $7,337,125 for the six-months versus $919,020 in the equivalent 2009 period.  Basic and diluted shares outstanding during the first quarter of 2010 and 2009 were 9,833,635 and 10,398,670. The 2010 periods includes the results of the May 25, 2010 conversion and elimination of all debt related to the Company’s 2007 acquisition of Superior Galleries, Inc. held by Stanford International Bank, Ltd.(“SIB”) The reported results include $8,831,872 in other income related to this transaction. 
  • Total Revenues for the Fiscal Second Quarter of 2010 were $20,745,499. Revenues for the equivalent quarter of 2009 were $21,633,859. This represents a 19.5 percent sequential increase in revenues over the results reported in the First Quarter of 2010. Total Revenues for the Six Month period ending June 30, 2010 were $38,093,053 versus $46,973,641 in the equivalent 2009 period.

Performance Metrics & Liquidity

  • EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) was $9,125,926 in the Second Quarter of 2010 $ .93 per basic share) versus $1,654,441 $.17 per basic share) in the equivalent period of 2010.
  • Shareholders’ equity at the end of the Second Quarter of 2010 was $19,775,683 or $2.01.per basic share.

“The retail environment remains challenging and the first half of the year contains all of the expenses related to resolution of all matters related to our subsidiary Superior Galleries previous relationship with SIB.  We are pleased with the sequential growth in our revenues and the early results of our expanding relationship with NTR Metals. While this new relationship began with the closing of the SIB transaction late in the second quarter (May 25, 2010), we have high expectations that future quarters will experience significant growth in our activities. During the quarter we began to market NTR products and increased our two way activity in a host of other segments.” noted William H. Oyster, President and Chief Operating Officer of DGSE Companies, Inc.  

DGSE Companies, Inc. wholesales, retails and auctions jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products to domestic and international customers through its Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange, Charleston Gold and Diamond Exchange, Superior Galleries operations as well as through the internet. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country.  In addition to its retail facilities in Dallas and Euless, Texas, Charleston, South Carolina and Woodland Hills, California, the Company operates live Internet auctions which can be accessed at www.dgse.com and through Superior’s website at www.sgde.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE web site at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access our full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. DGSE also purchases precious metals, rare coins, watches, diamonds and jewelry through www.Americangoldandsilverexchange.com , www.SuperiorEstateBuyers.com and over 900 supporting websites. Through www.SuperiorPreciousMetals.com ,we provide precious metals and rare coin investing and trading opportunities all across the United States.

The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its common stock trades on NYSE Amex Exchange under the symbol “DGSE”.

This press release includes statements which may constitute 'forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe", "estimate", 'project", "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services in the marketplace, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release. In addition to the results presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles throughout this press release, DGSE has presented non-GAAP financial measures such as EBITDA. The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of the Company's reported GAAP results, provide useful information to investors because they are an integral part of the Company's internal evaluation of operating performance. In addition, they are measures that DGSE uses to evaluate management's effectiveness. DGSE’s non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS

  Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
Revenue $20,745,499 $21,633,859 $38,093,053 $46,973,641
Net Income $7,467,279 $689,504 $7,337,125 $919,020
Earnings Per Share:        
Basic $.76 $.07 $.75 $.13
Diluted $.74 $.07 $.71 $.19