LightInTheBox Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) ("LightInTheBox" or the "Company"), a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights



Three Months Ended





In millions,  except percentages


March 31,
 2020



March 31, 
2021



Year-over-Year
% Change


Total revenues


$

51.5



$

112.0




117.5

%

Gross margin



46.4

%



46.6

%





Net income


$

0.7



$

1.4




87.2

%

Adjusted EBITDA


$

1.4



$

2.3




59.4

%
















As of December 31,


As of March 31,





In millions


2020


2021





Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


$

65.5



$

60.1






Mr. Jian He, Chief Executive Officer of LightInTheBox, commented, "We were very pleased to start 2021 with strong growth momentum and more than doubling the revenues for the first quarter compared with a year ago. Total revenues were $112.0 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $51.5 million in the same quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA and net income in the first quarter of 2021 reached $2.3 million and $1.4 million, respectively, compared with $1.4 million and $0.7 million in the same quarter of 2020. The growth in revenue and profitability is our greatest motivation to continue to implement our established growth strategies leveraging technological innovations, and to improve our customers' all-rounded shopping experience."

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 117.5% year-over-year to $112.0 million from $51.5 million in the same quarter of 2020. Revenues generated from product sales were $109.4 million, compared with $49.9 million in the same quarter of 2020. Revenues from service and others were $2.6 million, compared with $1.6 million in the same quarter of 2020. Included in product sales, revenues from apparel increased by 166% to $57.6 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $21.7 million in the first quarter of 2020.

Total cost of revenues was $59.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $27.6 million in the same quarter of 2020. Cost for product sales was $59.0 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $26.9 million in the same quarter of 2020. Cost for service and others was $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $0.7 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Gross profit in the first quarter of 2021 was $52.3 million, compared with $23.9 million in the same quarter of 2020. Gross margin was 46.6% in the first quarter of 2021, compared with 46.4% in the same quarter of 2020. 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 first quarter of 2021 were $50.9 million, compared with $27.1 million in the same quarter of 2020.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the first quarter of 2021 were $7.2 million, compared with $5.0 million in the same quarter of 2020. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 6.5% in the first quarter of 2021, compared with 9.8% in the same quarter of 2020 and 6.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in the first quarter of 2021 were $35.6 million, compared with $14.8 million in the same quarter of 2020. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 31.8% for the first quarter of 2021, compared with 28.7% in the same quarter of 2020 and 33.1% in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • G&A expenses in the first quarter of 2021 were $8.4 million, compared with $7.3 million in the same quarter of 2020. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 7.5% for the first quarter of 2021, compared with 14.1% in the same quarter of 2020 and 7.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020. Included in G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the first quarter of 2021 were $4.9 million, compared with $3.5 million in the same quarter of 2020 and $4.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Income from operations was $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with loss from operations of $3.2 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Net income was $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $0.7 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Net income per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.01 in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $0.01 in the same quarter of 2020. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. Diluted net income per ADS was $0.01 in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $0.01 in the same quarter of 2020.

In the first quarter of 2021, the Company's basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net income per ADS was 112,069,523 and the diluted weighted average number of ADSs was 113,431,059.

Adjusted EBITDA, which represents income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses, was $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared with $1.4 million in the same quarter of 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $60.1 million, compared with $65.5 million as of December 31, 2020.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2021, based on current information available to the Company and business seasonality, the Company expects net revenues to be between $130 million and $145 million, which would represent an increase of between 14% to 27% compared with net revenues in the second quarter of 2020. Excluding the net revenues from sales of personal protective equipment, which are no longer sold in 2021, the year-over-year growth in net revenues for the second quarter of 2021 would be 48% to 65%.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures to help evaluate our operating performance:

"Adjusted EBITDA" represents income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses. Although other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not present it at all, we believe that the adjusted EBITDA helps to identify underlying trends in our operating results, enhancing their understanding of the past performance and future prospects.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 2021 (8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on the same day).

Preregistration Information

Participants can register for the conference call by navigating to http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/6327219. Once preregistration has been complete, participants will receive dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique registrant ID.

To join the conference, simply dial the number in the calendar invite you receive after preregistering, enter the event passcode followed by your unique registrant ID, and you will be joined to the conference instantly.

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through June 8, 2021. The dial-in details are:

US/Canada:

+1-855-452-5696

Hong Kong:

800-963-117

International:

+61-2-8199-0299

Passcode:

6327219

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company's Investor Relations website at http://ir.lightinthebox.com.

About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

LightInTheBox is a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.com, www.miniinthebox.com, www.ezbuy.com and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 25 major languages and cover more than 140 countries.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com.

Investor Relations Contact

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Tel: +86 (10) 5900 1548
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

OR

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Tel: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," "targets" and similar statements. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about LightInTheBox's beliefs and expectations, the business outlook and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as LightInTheBox's strategic and operational plans, are or contain forward-looking statements.

LightInTheBox may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to fourth parties. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward- looking statement, including but not limited to the following: LightInTheBox's goals and strategies; LightInTheBox's future business development, results of operations and financial condition; the expected growth of the global online retail market; LightInTheBox's ability to attract customers and further enhance customer experience and product offerings; LightInTheBox's ability to strengthen its supply chain efficiency and optimize its logistics network; LightInTheBox's expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of its products; competition; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in LightInTheBox's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and LightInTheBox does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(U.S. dollars in thousands, or otherwise noted)




As of December 31,



As of March 31,




2020



2021


ASSETS









Current Assets









Cash and cash equivalents



61,477




56,881


Restricted cash



4,052




3,232


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts



1,302




1,304


Amounts due from related parties



2,882




2,870


Inventories



9,919




10,294


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



5,176




5,212


Total current assets



84,808




79,793


Property and equipment, net



3,812




3,634


Intangible assets, net



9,416




9,425


Goodwill



29,745




29,627


Operating lease right-of-use assets



12,243




10,404


Long-term rental deposits



707




668


Long-term investments



17,297




17,226


TOTAL ASSETS



158,028




150,777











LIABILITIES AND EQUITY









Current Liabilities









Accounts payable



16,953




16,912


Amounts due to related parties



167




167


Advance from customers



33,279




27,776


Operating lease liabilities



4,269




3,731


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



42,183




40,702


Total current liabilities



96,851




89,288











Operating lease liabilities



8,118




7,140


Long-term payable



124




109


Deferred tax liability



3,558




3,543


TOTAL LIABILITIES



108,651




100,080











EQUITY









Ordinary shares



17




17


Additional paid-in capital



282,260




282,400


Treasury shares, at cost



(30,207)




(29,992)


Accumulated other comprehensive income



1,795




1,457


Accumulated deficit



(204,571)




(203,352)


Non-controlling interests



83




167


TOTAL EQUITY



49,377




50,697


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



158,028




150,777


 

 

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data, or otherwise noted) 




Three Months Ended




March 31,
2020



March 31,
2021


Revenues









Product sales



49,936




109,422


Services and others



1,582




2,625


Total revenues



51,518




112,047


Cost of revenues









Product sales



(26,905)




(59,032)


Services and others



(712)




(757)


Total Cost of revenues



(27,617)




(59,789)


Gross profit



23,901




52,258


Operating expenses









Fulfillment



(5,049)




(7,246)


Selling and marketing



(14,780)




(35,591)


General and administrative



(7,268)




(8,416)


Other operating income



13




363


Total operating expenses



(27,084)




(50,890)


(Loss) / Income from operations



(3,183)




1,368


Interest income



47




5


Interest expense



(30)




(4)


Other income, net*



3,913




31


Total other income



3,930




32


Income before income taxes



747




1,400


Income tax expense



(3)




(7)


Net income



744




1,393


Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests



123




85


Net income attributable to LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.



621




1,308











Weighted average numbers of shares used in calculating income per ordinary share









—Basic



204,481,801




224,139,045


—Diluted



224,245,096




226,862,118











Net income per ordinary share









—Basic



0.00




0.01


—Diluted



0.00




0.01











Net income per ADS (2 ordinary shares equal to 1 ADS)









—Basic



0.01




0.01


—Diluted



0.01




0.01











*Other income, net mainly includes change in fair value on our equity investment.

 

 

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(U.S. dollars in thousands, or otherwise noted) 




Three Months Ended




March 31,
2020



March 31,
2021


Net income



744




1,393











Less: Interest income



47




5


        Interest expense



(30)




(4)


        Income tax expense



(3)




(7)


        Depreciation and amortization



(551)




(740)


EBITDA



1,281




2,139











Less: Share-based compensation



(149)




(140)


Adjusted EBITDA*



1,430




2,279



* Adjusted EBITDA represents income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income,
interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses.

 

 

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