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LightInTheBox Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

2023-11-28 19:00 1727

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) ("LightInTheBox" or the "Company"), an apparel e-commerce retailer that ships products to consumers worldwide, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2023 Financial Highlights





Three Months Ended



Year-over-



Nine Months Ended



Year-over-


In millions,


September 30,



September 30,



Year %



September 30,



September 30,



Year %


except percentages


2022



2023



Change



2022



2023



Change


Total revenues


$

121.0



$

154.3




27.5

%


$

347.2



$

493.9


42.3

%


- Apparel sales


$

99.6



$

127.3




27.8

%


$

275.6



$

409.7


48.7

%


























Apparel sales/total
   revenues



82.3

%



82.5

%



0.2

ppts



79.4

%



83.0

%

3.6

ppts


Gross margin



57.9

%



59.5

%



1.6

ppts



54.9

%



57.6

%

2.7

ppts


Net (loss) / income


$

(0.4)



$

0.1







$

(8.3)



$

(5.3)





Adjusted EBITDA


$

0.4



$

0.8







$

(5.7)



$

(3.0)











































As of September 30,



As of September 30





In millions














2022



2023





Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash









$

57.0



$

80.0





 

Mr. Jian He, Chairman and CEO of LightInTheBox, commented, "Amid the evolving macro environment, we continued to execute our core strategy with focus on efficiency and profitability improvement. Our total revenues reached $154 million, led by apparel sales of $127 million. Notably, our bottom line turned positive this quarter, driven by improving operating leverage and prudent cost management. Furthermore, our solid fundamentals and cash position continued to support our efficient business operations and high-quality development.

"During the quarter, we remained dedicated to offering high value-for-money products along with a pleasant and convenient online shopping experience. With our effective branding strategies, advanced technologies, operational acumen and keen understanding of the global e-commerce market dynamics, we are well positioned in the competitive landscape. Moving forward, enhancing operational efficiency and pursuing profitable growth will remain our top priorities as we strive to create sustainable, long-term value for all of our stakeholders," Mr. He concluded.

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 27.5% year-over-year to $154.3 million from $121.0 million in the same quarter of 2022. Sales from apparel increased by 27.8% to $127.3 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with $99.6 million in the same quarter of 2022. Revenues from apparel represented 82.5% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2023 and 82.3% in the same quarter of 2022.

Total cost of revenues was $62.5 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with $51.0 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Gross profit in the third quarter of 2023 was $91.9 million, compared with $70.0 million in the same quarter of 2022. Gross margin was 59.5% in the third quarter of 2023, compared with 57.9% in the same quarter of 2022.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $91.8 million, compared with $70.5 million in the same quarter of 2022.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $8.3 million, compared with $7.1 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 5.4% in the third quarter of 2023, compared with 5.9% in the same quarter of 2022 and 5.2% in the second quarter of 2023.

  • Selling and marketing expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $73.8 million, compared with $53.1 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 47.8% in the third quarter of 2023, compared with 43.9% in the same quarter of 2022 and 49.0% in the second quarter of 2023.

  • G&A expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $10.1 million, compared with $10.3 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 6.5% in the third quarter of 2023, compared with 8.5% in the same quarter of 2022 and 4.3% in the second quarter of 2023. As part of G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the third quarter of 2023 were $5.2 million, compared with $4.8 million in the same quarter of 2022 and $5.1 million in the second quarter of 2023.

Income from operations was $0.02 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with loss from operations of $0.5 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Net income was $0.1 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with net loss of $0.4 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Net income per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.00 in the third quarter of 2023, compared with net loss per ADS of $0.00 in the same quarter of 2022. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The diluted net income per ADS in the third quarter of 2023 was $0.00, compared with net loss per ADS of $0.00 in the same quarter of 2022.

In the third quarter of 2023, the Company's basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net income per ADS was 113,075,481.

Adjusted EBITDA was $0.8 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared with $0.4 million in the same quarter of 2022.

As of September 30, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $80.0 million, compared with $57.0 million as of September 30, 2022.

First Nine Months of 2023 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 42.3% year-over-year to $493.9 million from $347.2 million in the same period of 2022. Sales from apparel increased by 48.7% to $409.7 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared with $275.6 million in the same period of 2022. Revenues from apparel represented 83.0% of total revenues in the first nine months of 2023 and 79.4% in the same period of 2022.

Total cost of revenues was $209.3 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared with $156.5 million in the same period of 2022.

Gross profit in the first nine months of 2023 was $284.5 million, compared with $190.7 million in the same period of 2022. Gross margin was 57.6% in the first nine months of 2023, compared with 54.9% in the same period of 2022.

Total operating expenses in the first nine months of 2023 were $290.1 million, compared with $200.0 million in the same period of 2022.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the first nine months of 2023 were $26.9 million, compared with $21.8 million in the same period of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 5.4% in the first nine months of 2023, compared with 6.3% in the same period of 2022.

  • Selling and marketing expenses in the first nine months of 2023 were $236.9 million, compared with $150.4 million in the same period of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 48.0% for the first nine months of 2023, compared with 43.3% in the same period of 2022.

  • G&A expenses in the first nine months of 2023 were $27.3 million, compared with $28.0 million in the same period of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 5.5% for the first nine months of 2023, compared with 8.1% in the same period of 2022. Included in G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the first nine months of 2023 were $15.5 million, compared with $14.1 million in the same period of 2022.

Loss from operations was $5.5 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared with $9.3 million in the same period of 2022.

Net loss was $5.3 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared with $8.3 million in the same period of 2022.

Net loss per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.05 in the first nine months of 2023, compared with $0.07 in the same period of 2022. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The diluted net loss per ADS for the first nine months of 2023 was $0.05, compared with $0.07 in the same period of 2022.

In the first nine months of 2023, the Company's basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net loss per ADS was 113,257,419.

Adjusted EBITDA was negative $3.0 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared with negative $5.7 million in the same period of 2022.

Share Repurchase Program

On June 27, 2023, the Company's board of directors authorized a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to $10 million of its ordinary shares in the form of ADSs no later than December 31, 2023. As of November 24, 2023, the Company has repurchased 1.35 million ADSs with a total aggregate value of approximately $1.8 million.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2023, based on current information available to the Company and business seasonality, the Company expects net revenues to be between $130 million and $145 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses a non-GAAP measure, Adjusted EBITDA, as a supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The Company's non-GAAP financial measure excludes share-based compensation expenses, depreciation and amortization expenses, interest income, interest expenses and income tax expense.

The Company presents this non-GAAP financial measure because it is used by management to evaluate operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measure helps identify underlying trends in its business. The Company also believes that the non-GAAP financial measure could provide further information about the Company's results of operations and enhance the overall understanding of the Company's past performance and future prospects.

The non-GAAP financial measure is not defined under U.S. GAAP and is not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measure has limitations as an analytical tool. The Company's non-GAAP financial measure does not reflect all items of income and expenses that affect the Company's operations and does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Further, the non-GAAP measure may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore their comparability may be limited. The Company compensates for the limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measure to the nearest U.S. GAAP performance measure, all of which should be considered when evaluating performance. The Company encourages you to review the Company's financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measure, please see the table captioned "Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Result" set forth at the end of this press release.

Conference Call

The Company's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 28, 2023 (9:00 p.m. Hong Kong/Singapore Time on the same day).

Preregistration Information

Participants can register for the conference call by going to https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10034694-cqmwxe.html. Upon registration, participants will receive dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique access PIN.

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

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through December 05, 2023. The dial-in details are:


US/Canada:

+1-855-883-1031


Singapore:

800-101-3223


Hong Kong, China:

800-930-639


Replay PIN:

10034694

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 an apparel e-commerce retailer that ships products to consumers worldwide. With a focus on serving its middle-aged and senior customers, LightInTheBox leverages its global supply chain and logistics networks, along with its in-house R&D and design capabilities to offer a wide selection of comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and visually interesting apparels that bring fresh joy to customers. LightInTheBox operates its business through www.lightinthebox.comwww.miniinthebox.comwww.ezbuy.sg and other websites as well as mobile applications, which are available in over 20 major languages and over 140 countries and regions. The Company is headquartered in Singapore, with additional offices in California, Shanghai and Beijing.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com

Investor Relations Contact

Investor Relations
LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com 

Jenny Cai
Piacente Financial Communications
Email: lightinthebox@tpg-ir.com 

Brandi Piacente
Piacente Financial Communications
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
Email: lightinthebox@tpg-ir.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 third 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 Sep 30,




2022



2023


ASSETS









Current Assets









Cash and cash equivalents



88,575




75,474


Restricted cash



5,993




4,541


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses



695




2,113


Inventories



14,260




7,349


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



6,452




13,099


Total current assets



115,975




102,576


Property and equipment, net



2,946




2,803


Intangible assets, net



5,630




3,936


Goodwill



28,177




26,675


Operating lease right-of-use assets



10,874




7,557


Long-term rental deposits



1,211




1,250


TOTAL ASSETS



164,813




144,797











LIABILITIES AND EQUITY / (DEFICIT)









Current Liabilities









Accounts payable



26,518




23,366


Advance from customers



32,241




21,333


Operating lease liabilities



4,993




5,210


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



90,357




96,155


Total current liabilities



154,109




146,064











Operating lease liabilities



6,576




2,766


Long-term payable



34




-


Deferred tax liabilities



111




149


Unrecognized tax benefits



107




107


TOTAL LIABILITIES



160,937




149,086











EQUITY / (DEFICIT)









Ordinary shares



17




17


Additional paid-in capital



282,722




282,811


Treasury shares



(28,615)




(29,101)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,024)




(2,961)


Accumulated deficit



(249,224)




(255,055)


TOTAL EQUITY / (DEFICIT)



3,876




(4,289)


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY / (DEFICIT)



164,813




144,797


 

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



Nine Months Ended




Sep 30,



Sep 30,



Sep 30,



Sep 30,




2022



2023



2022



2023


Revenues

















Product sales



117,980




152,005




339,151




486,335


Services and others



3,047




2,319




7,999




7,537


Total revenues



121,027




154,324




347,150




493,872


Cost of revenues

















Product sales



(49,570)




(62,049)




(152,854)




(207,367)


Services and others



(1,437)




(420)




(3,604)




(1,958)


Total Cost of revenues



(51,007)




(62,469)




(156,458)




(209,325)


Gross profit



70,020




91,855




190,692




284,547


Operating expenses

















Fulfillment



(7,116)




(8,324)




(21,754)




(26,866)


Selling and marketing



(53,100)




(73,759)




(150,357)




(236,909)


General and administrative



(10,315)




(10,087)




(28,042)




(27,320)


Other operating income



39




331




131




1,008


Total operating expenses



(70,492)




(91,839)




(200,022)




(290,087)


(Loss) / income operations



(472)




16




(9,330)




(5,540)


Interest income



20




61




37




234


Interest expense



(1)




(1)




(4)




(3)


Other income, net



45




13




990




33


Total other income



64




73




1,023




264


(Loss) / income before income taxes



(408)




89




(8,307)




(5,276)


Income tax expense



-




-




(9)




(48)


Net (loss) / income



(408)




89




(8,316)




(5,324)


Net (loss) / income attributable to LightInTheBox
Holding Co., Ltd.



(408)




89




(8,316)




(5,324)



















Weighted average numbers of shares used in
calculating (loss) / income per ordinary share

















—Basic



226,241,837




226,150,962




226,154,680




226,514,838


—Diluted



226,241,837




226,150,962




226,154,680




226,514,838



















Net (loss) / income per ordinary share

















—Basic



(0.00)




0.00




(0.04)




(0.02)


—Diluted



(0.00)




0.00




(0.04)




(0.02)



















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

















—Basic



(0.00)




0.00




(0.07)




(0.05)


—Diluted



(0.00)




0.00




(0.07)




(0.05)


 

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

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










Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended




Sep 30,



Sep 30,



Sep 30,



Sep 30,




2022



2023



2022



2023


Net (loss) / income



(408)




89




(8,316)




(5,324)


Less: Interest income



20




61




37




234


Interest expense



(1)




(1)




(4)




(3)


Income tax expense



-




-




(9)




(48)


Depreciation and amortization



(854)




(766)




(2,568)




(2,421)


EBITDA



427




795




(5,772)




(3,086)


Less: Share-based compensation



(9)




(6)




(75)




(89)


Adjusted EBITDA*



436




801




(5,697)




(2,997)



















* Adjusted EBITDA represents net (loss) / income before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses.

 

Source: LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.
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