SmileDirectClub (SDC) Tops Q3 EPS by 3c
SmileDirectClub (NASDAQ: SDC) reported Q3 EPS of ($0.11), $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of ($0.14). Revenue for the quarter came in at $169 million versus the consensus estimate of $146.23 million.
The Company remains laser focused on providing the best Club Member experience, while driving controlled and profitable growth. Within the third quarter, the Company made meaningful progress against this plan and the associated future growth drivers; specifically, expanding the core customer acquisition channels, extending the value proposition to the teen demographic, and international expansion. On the cost side, the Company turned AEBITDA profitable one quarter ahead of plan through continued advancement in automating its manufacturing and treatment planning operations, continued discipline around the deployment of marketing and selling dollars, and ongoing cost discipline across the business.
The Company expects to continue to see favorable industry dynamics with broader acceptance of telehealth and specifically teledentistry, minimal penetration against the total addressable market, no real competitor that provides an end-to-end vertically integrated platform for the consumer, and clear aligners gaining share in the overall industry. The Company would expect these dynamics to accrue to more efficient customer acquisition costs, as the Company continues to execute against its 20-30% annualized revenue growth targets.
As the low-cost provider with brand presence and no pricing pressure, and in an increasingly favorable climate for telehealth, the Company is well positioned to continue to gain share in the massively underserved market for clear aligners.
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