Overstock Reports Q3 2020 Financial Results
October 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Third Quarter Financial Highlights
"After a record-setting second quarter, we maintained our momentum, continued to outperform expectations, and grew faster than competitors in the third quarter," said Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson. "Our quarterly gross sales in our Retail business doubled year over year once again and new customers grew 141%. These new customers are making repeat purchases at an increasing rate. Heading into the fourth quarter, I am as confident as ever in our Retail business maintaining sustainable, profitable market share growth."
"Our Medici Ventures blockchain-based businesses also continue to make meaningful advancements," said Johnson. "tZERO received FINRA approval to provide retail brokerage services for digital securities through its subsidiary, tZERO Markets, which officially launched last week. Several of our Medici Ventures companies are raising capital, most are getting products into production, and many are generating revenue. Our organization remains focused and disciplined. We continue to execute against our strategic initiatives that are driving growth and delivering profitability. I look forward to providing an update on our progress and performance during our earnings call."
Other Third Quarter Financial Highlights
Third Quarter Operational Highlights
During the third quarter, Overstock announced and completed a public offering of common stock. The size of the offering was increased from its initial announcement due to increased demand, and the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option. The offering was completed on August 14, 2020, whereby we issued 2,415,000 shares of common stock at a price of $84.50 per share, raising net proceeds of approximately $193 million. The capital raise was opportunistic in nature, and proceeds will be used to support our continued growth trajectory.
Overstock has continued to respond to the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In our Retail business, customer demand continued to increase significantly in the third quarter, particularly in our key home furnishings categories. We have seen a substantial year-over-year increase in our website traffic and number of new customers. Our Retail gross sales again grew more than 100% year over year in Q3. Our online-only platform and partner network with thousands of fulfillment centers has enabled us to meet this increase in demand. Our three warehouses have remained operational based on our sustained implementation of sound safety measures, including staggered shifts and social distancing. We are also hiring in key areas throughout the company to support our current and expected growth. We continue to face challenges created by the sharp increase in volume, in customer service channels and in fulfillment and delivery, stemming from capacity issues from shipping carriers and some suppliers, including out-of-stock positions on some of our top performing products. Most of our Medici Ventures blockchain companies have seen relatively little disruption, and several are working on solutions to problems exacerbated by the global pandemic. We have evaluated and implemented a phased re-entry plan for our offices; most of our corporate employees continue to work from home without incident. We cannot predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will unfold in the coming months. Nevertheless, the challenges arising from the pandemic have not adversely affected our liquidity, revenues, or capacity to service our debt, nor have these conditions required us to reduce our capital expenditures.
Earnings Webcast Information
The company will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss its Q3 2020 financial results on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live webcast and presentation slides, go to http://investors.overstock.com. To listen to the conference call via telephone, dial (877) 673-5346 and enter conference ID 4293477 when prompted. Participants outside the U.S. or Canada who do not have Internet access should dial +1 (724) 498-4326 then enter the conference ID provided above.
A replay of the conference call will be available at http://investors.overstock.com starting two hours after the live call has ended. An audio replay of the webcast will be available via telephone starting at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020, through 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 12, 2020. To listen to the recorded webcast by phone, dial (855) 859-2056 then enter the conference ID provided above. Outside the U.S. or Canada dial +1 (404) 537-3406 and enter the conference ID provided above.
Questions may be emailed in advance of the call to email@example.com.
Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock (Medici Ventures' tZERO platform:OSTKO) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online retailer and technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its leading e-commerce website sells a broad range of new home products at low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, home improvement, and more. The online shopping site, which is visited by tens of millions of customers a month, also features a marketplace providing customers access to millions of products from third-party sellers. Overstock was the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency in 2014, and in the same year founded Medici Ventures, its wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to the development and acceleration of blockchain technologies to democratize capital, eliminate middlemen, and re-humanize commerce. Overstock regularly posts information about the Company and other related matters on the Newsroom and Investor Relations pages on its website, Overstock.com.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and the October 29, 2020 conference call and webcast to discuss our financial results may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including forecasts of trends. These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ultimate impact on our business and results of operations, adverse tax, regulatory or legal developments, and competition. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, the inherent risks associated with the businesses that Medici Ventures and tZERO are pursuing, our continually evolving business model, and difficulties we may have with our infrastructure, our fulfillment partners or our payment processors, including cyber-attacks or data breaches affecting us or any of them, and difficulties we may have with our search engine optimization results. More information about factors that could potentially affect our financial results are included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020, May 7, 2020, and August 6, 2020, respectively, and in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 10-K, 10-Q's, and our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in or contemplated by our projections, estimates and other forward-looking statements.
Segment Financial Information
The following table summarizes information about reportable segments and includes a reconciliation to consolidated net income (loss) (in thousands):
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations
We are providing certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release and related earnings conference call, including Adjusted EBITDA, Free cash flow, Retail Contribution and Retail Contribution as a percentage of Retail net revenue ("Contribution margin"). We use these non-GAAP measures internally in analyzing our financial results at both the consolidated and segment level and we believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance in the same manner as our management and board of directors. We have provided reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in this earnings release. These Non-GAAP financial measures should be used in addition to and in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures.
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated as net income (loss) before depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, interest and other income (expense), provision (benefit) for income taxes, and special items. We believe the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparisons on a period-to-period basis. Exclusion of items in the non-GAAP presentation should not be construed as an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated as net cash provided by or used in operating activities reduced by expenditures for property and equipment. We believe free cash flow is a useful measure to evaluate the cash impact of the continuing operations of the business including purchases of property and equipment which are a necessary component of our ongoing operations.
Retail Contribution and Retail Contribution margin are non-GAAP financial measures that are calculated as gross profit less sales and marketing expense. We believe contribution and contribution margin provide information relevant to our Retail business about our ability to cover our Retail operating costs, such as technology and general and administrative expenses, while reflecting the selling costs we incurred to generate our Retail revenues.
The following table reflects the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) (in thousands):
The following table reflects the reconciliation of Free cash flow to Net cash provided by or used in operating activities (in thousands):
The following table reflects the reconciliation of Retail Contribution to Retail Gross profit (in thousands):