LightInTheBox Holding (LITB) Reports Q4 Loss of $0.03 on Revenues of $132.745M

March 19, 2021 7:57 AM EDT
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LightInTheBox Holding (NYSE: LITB) reported Q4 EPS of ($0.03), versus ($0.03) reported last year. Revenue for the quarter came in at $132.75 million, versus $74.72 million reported last year.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 77.7% year-over-year to $132.7 million from $74.7 million in the same quarter of 2019. Revenues generated from product sales were $129.5 million, compared with $71.7 million in the same quarter of 2019. Revenues from service and others were $3.2 million, compared with $3.0 million in the same quarter of 2019. Due to the increase of our orders, over $18 million worth of orders were in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, and respective revenue will be recognized in the first quarter of 2021 upon customers' acceptance on delivery. The orders in transit for the year ended December 31, 2019 were approximately $8.8 million.

Total cost of revenues was $73.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $44.5 million in the same quarter of 2019. Cost for product sales was $71.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $43.9 million in the same quarter of 2019. Cost for service and others was $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $0.6 million in the same quarter of 2019.

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $59.6 million, compared with $30.2 million in the same quarter of 2019. Gross margin was 44.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 40.4% in the same quarter of 2019. The increase in gross margin was a result of the Company's continuous efforts to optimize the supply chain and product mix.

Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $62.3 million, compared with $34.5 million in the same quarter of 2019.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $8.8 million, compared with $8.0 million in the same quarter of 2019. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 6.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 10.7% in the same quarter of 2019 and 6.7% in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $44.0 million, compared with $17.9 million in the same quarter of 2019. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 33.1% for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 23.9% in the same quarter of 2019 and 26.9% in the third quarter of 2020.
  • G&A expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $10.5 million, compared with $8.8 million in the same quarter of 2019. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 7.9% for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with 11.8% in the same quarter of 2019 and 7.9% in the third quarter of 2020. Included in G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $4.8 million, compared with $4.6 million in the same quarter of 2019 and $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2020.

Loss from operations was $2.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $4.3 million in the same quarter of 2019.

Net loss was $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with net income of $12.5 million in the same quarter of 2019.

Net loss per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.03 in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with net income per ADS of $0.17 in the same quarter of 2019. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company's basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net loss per ADS was 112,011,370.

Adjusted EBITDA, which represents loss from operations before share-based compensation expense, change in fair value of convertible promissory notes, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses, was $0.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $2.6 million in the same quarter of 2019.

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $65.5 million, compared with $48.2 million as of September 30, 2020.

Mr. Jian He, Chief Executive Officer of LightInTheBox, commented, "We ended 2020 with the strongest quarter ever in terms of revenues which grew by 78% year-over-year to $133 million. For the full year of 2020, total revenues reached $398 million, up 63% from 2019, an all-time high in our operating history. Fueled by robust top-line performance, our profitability also showed an encouraging trend. Adjusted EBITDA and net income in 2020 reached $22.8 million and $13.3 million, respectively, in comparison with adjusted EBITDA loss of $9.1 million and net income of $1.1 million in 2019. In the past year, thanks to consistent improvements to our supply chain and user shopping experience, we have expanded our customer base and improved customer satisfaction. Looking into 2021, we will continue to execute our established growth strategy, further optimize our product portfolio and supplier selection matrix to improve overall user experience across our platforms. We are confident that we are well on track to maintain the growth momentum seen in 2020 going forward."

GUIDANCE:

LightInTheBox Holding sees Q1 2021 revenue of $110-125 million.

  • For the first quarter of 2021, based on current information available to the Company and business seasonality, the Company expects net revenues to be between $110 million and $125 million,which would represent an increase of between 114% and 143% compared with the first quarter of 2020.

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