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Evine Live Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

MINNEAPOLIS, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (EVLV) today announced results for the first quarter ended May 5, 2018.  The Company posted quarterly net sales of $156.5 million, compared to $156.3 million for the comparable period in the prior year.  The Company realized a net loss of $3.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $3.3 million, as compared to a net loss of $3.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $3.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2017. 

Fiscal Year 2018 First Quarter Highlights

  • Net sales were $156.5 million, a 0.1% increase year-over-year.
  • Gross profit as a percentage of net sales decreased 10 basis points year-over-year to 35.9%.  Excluding contract termination costs of $753,000, which had a 50 basis point impact, gross profit as a percentage of sales would have been 36.4%, an improvement of 40 basis points year-over-year.
  • Net loss was $3.0 million, a 7% improvement year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $3.3 million, a 7% increase year-over-year.
  • EPS was ($0.05), flat to the prior year and includes ($0.03) impact for executive transition expenses and contract termination costs. 

“I am very encouraged by our first quarter operating results,” said CEO Bob Rosenblatt.  “It was a very productive quarter for us and the results reflect the hard work and focus of many over the past two years towards our turnaround efforts.” 

“Strategically, 2018 is about profitable revenue growth, product development and increasing our customer base,” continued Rosenblatt.  “We can achieve our goals if we maintain our focus and deliver on our stated strategy to position Evine as a leading omni-channel purveyor of proprietary, exclusive, and under-discovered goods. This, when combined with our fully built out direct-to-consumer and increasingly valuable video commerce platform, will deliver increased value for our shareholders, customers and vendors.”

    

 
SUMMARY RESULTS AND KEY OPERATING METRICS
($ Millions, except average selling price and EPS)
             
    Q1 2018
5/5/2018
  Q1 2017
4/29/2017
  Change
             
Net Sales   $ 156.5     $ 156.3     0.1 %
Gross Margin %     35.9 %     36.0 %   (10 bps )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 3.3     $ 3.1     7 %
Net Loss   $ (3.0 )   $ (3.2 )   7 %
EPS   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.05 )   0 %
             
Net Shipped Units (000s)     2,472       2,580     (4 %)
Average Selling Price (ASP)   $ 57     $ 54     6 %
Return Rate %     18.9 %     18.8 %   10 bps  
Digital Net Sales %     53.0 %     50.6 %   240 bps  
Total Customers - 12 Month Rolling (000s)     1,269       1,409     (10 %)
             
% of Net Merchandise Sales by Category            
Jewelry & Watches     40 %     41 %    
Home & Consumer Electronics     22 %     21 %    
Beauty & Wellness     19 %     16 %    
Fashion & Accessories     19 %     22 %    
Total     100 %     100 %    
             

First Quarter 2018 Results

  • The top performing category in the quarter was Beauty & Wellness, which grew 17.3% year-over-year, reflecting strong results from our subscription business. Home and Consumer Electronics also had strong year-over-year growth of 5.5% with strength in our tabletop category.
  • Digital net sales as a percentage of total net sales increased 240 basis points to 53.0%, reflecting our continued focus on making the customer experience as frictionless as possible across all devices.
  • The return rate for the quarter was 18.9%; relatively flat year-over-year and within our expectations based on our merchandise mix.
  • Gross profit dollars were flat year-over-year at approximately $56.3 million.  Excluding contract termination costs of $753,000, gross profit dollars would have been approximately $57.0 million, or 1.3% better than last year. 
  • Operating expenses increased 2.3% or $1.3 million year-over-year to $58.2 million, including a $518,000 increase for executive transition expenses.  The remaining increase was due to investments in our organization to support growth.  Additionally, year-over-year increases in program distribution costs associated with high definition carriage were mostly offset by savings related to favorable negotiations for other carriage.

Executive Team Changes

Further strengthening the organization’s operations, during the quarter, the Company announced two new members to its senior leadership team.  As previously announced, Diana Purcel was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Mark Locks was appointed as Executive Vice President of Product Sourcing and Business Development.  Both are highly experienced executives with careers spanning a diverse group of retail companies.  Mrs. Purcel replaced Tim Peterman, formally Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Peterman’s Chief Operating Officer responsibilities have been absorbed by the executive team.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of May 5, 2018, total unrestricted cash was $30.1 million, compared to $23.9 million at the end of fiscal 2017. The Company also had an additional $14.2 million of unused availability on its revolving credit facility, which gives the Company total liquidity of $44.3 million as of the end of the first quarter.

Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

Note: Fiscal 2018 has 52 weeks compared to 53 weeks in Fiscal 2017.

We affirm our expectations for the year.  We continue to expect normalized sales growth in the 2% to 5% range on a 52-week over 52-week basis, which equates to 0% to 3% on a reported basis due to the extra week in fiscal 2017.  We expect Adjusted EBITDA to be in the $19 to $21 million range, which would equate to growth of 5% to 17% year-over-year.(1) 

Conference Call

A conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's first quarter earnings will be held at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 30, 2018:

WEBCAST LINK: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1629797/060866762AFA3753A10ADAA63D569F89 

TELEPHONE: 1-877-407-9039 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8470 (international)

Please visit www.evine.com/ir for more investor information and to review an updated investor deck.

About Evine Live Inc.

Evine Live Inc. (EVLV) operates Evine, a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience offered 24 hours a day.

Please visit www.evine.com/ir for more investor information.

Contacts

Media:
Liz Joseph  
press@evine.com
(952) 943-6192

Investors:
Michael Porter
mporter@evine.com
(952) 943-6517

(1) In accordance with SEC Guidance for Item 10(e)(1)(i)(A) of Regulation S-K, we have not provided a reconciliation of our expected Adjusted EBITDA range to expected net income range in this press release due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty predicting the occurrence, the financial impact and the periods in which certain GAAP to non-GAAP adjustments may be recognized. These adjustments may include the impact of such items as loss on debt extinguishment, gain on sale of assets, executive and management transition costs, restructuring charges, the effect of other certain one-time items, and the income tax effect of such items.  We are unable to quantify these types of adjustments that would be required to be included in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts. In addition, we believe such a reconciliation would imply a degree of precision on inherently unpredictable events in our outlook that could be confusing to investors.

 
EVINE Live Inc. 
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share and per share data)
                 
            May 5,   February 3,
              2018       2018  
            (Unaudited)    
                 
ASSETS
Current assets:          
  Cash     $ 30,077     $ 23,940  
  Restricted cash equivalents       450       450  
  Accounts receivable, net       85,060       96,559  
  Inventories       73,058       68,811  
  Prepaid expenses and other       9,142       5,344  
    Total current assets       197,787       195,104  
Property and equipment, net       51,434       52,048  
Other assets       2,027       2,106  
      Total Assets     $ 251,248     $ 249,258  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
                 
Current liabilities:          
  Accounts payable     $ 59,067     $ 55,614  
  Accrued liabilities       39,827       35,646  
  Current portion of long term credit facilities     2,326       2,326  
  Deferred revenue       35       35  
    Total current liabilities       101,255       93,621  
                 
                 
Other long term liabilities       59       68  
Long term credit facilities       68,204       71,573  
    Total liabilities       169,518       165,262  
                 
Commitments and contingencies          
                 
Shareholders' equity:          
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 400,000 shares authorized;      
    zero shares issued and outstanding     -       -  
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 99,600,000 shares authorized;      
    65,588,337 and 65,290,458 shares issued and outstanding   656       653  
                 
  Additional paid-in capital       439,828       439,111  
                 
  Accumulated deficit       (358,754 )     (355,768 )
    Total shareholders' equity       81,730       83,996  
      Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   $ 251,248     $ 249,258  
                 


 
 EVINE Live Inc. 
 AND SUBSIDIARIES 
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
             
         For the Three-Month Periods Ended 
             
        May 5,   April 29,
        2018   2017
 Net sales  $ 156,505     $ 156,343  
 Cost of sales    100,250       100,057  
      Gross profit   56,255       56,286  
      Margin %   35.9 %     36.0 %
 Operating expense:       
  Distribution and selling   48,887       48,730  
  General and administrative   6,719       5,995  
  Depreciation and amortization   1,572       1,636  
  Executive and management transition costs   1,024       506  
    Total operating expense   58,202       56,867  
 Operating loss    (1,947 )     (581 )
             
 Other income (expense):       
  Interest income   7       2  
  Interest expense   (1,026 )     (1,495 )
  Loss on debt extinguishment   -       (913 )
    Total other expense   (1,019 )     (2,406 )
             
 Loss before income taxes    (2,966 )     (2,987 )
             
Income tax provision   (20 )     (209 )
             
 Net loss  $ (2,986 )   $ (3,196 )
             
 Net loss per common share  $ (0.05 )   $ (0.05 )
             
 Net loss per common share       
     ---assuming dilution  $ (0.05 )   $ (0.05 )
             
Weighted average number of      
common shares outstanding:      
      Basic   65,360,951       60,918,508  
      Diluted   65,360,951       60,918,508  
             


 
EVINE Live Inc.
AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
         
     For the Three-Month Periods Ended 
         
    May 5,   April 29,
    2018   2017
         
Net loss   $ (2,986 )   $ (3,196 )
Adjustments:        
Depreciation and amortization     2,620       2,604  
Interest income     (7 )     (2 )
Interest expense     1,026       1,495  
Income taxes     20       209  
EBITDA (as defined)   $ 673     $ 1,110  
         
         
A reconciliation of EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA is as follows:      
EBITDA (as defined)   $ 673     $ 1,110  
Adjustments:        
Executive and management transition costs     1,024       506  
Contract termination costs     753       -  
Loss on debt extinguishment     -       913  
Non-cash share-based compensation expense     820       521  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 3,270     $ 3,050  
         

Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income (loss) for the respective periods excluding depreciation and amortization expense, interest income (expense) and income taxes. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding non-operating gains (losses); executive and management transition costs; loss on debt extinguishment; contract termination costs; gain on sale of television station and non-cash share-based compensation expense. The Company has included the “Adjusted EBITDA” measure in our EBITDA reconciliation in order to adequately assess the operating performance of our television and online businesses and in order to maintain comparability to our analyst's coverage and financial guidance, when given. Management believes that the Adjusted EBITDA measure allows investors to make a meaningful comparison between our business operating results over different periods of time with those of other similar companies. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a metric to evaluate operating performance under the Company’s management and executive incentive compensation programs. Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to operating income (loss), net income (loss) or to cash flows from operating activities as determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should not be construed as a measure of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly entitled measures reported by other companies. The Company has included a reconciliation of the comparable GAAP measure, net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA in this release. 

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This document may contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements regarding guidance, industry prospects, or future results of operations or financial position are forward-looking. We often use words such as anticipates, believes, estimates, expects, intends, predicts, hopes, should, plans, will and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and accordingly are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from the expectations contained herein due to various important factors, including (but not limited to): variability in consumer preferences, shopping behaviors, spending and debt levels; the general economic and credit environment; interest rates; seasonal variations in consumer purchasing activities; the ability to achieve the most effective product category mixes to maximize sales and margin objectives; competitive pressures on sales and sales promotions; pricing and gross sales margins; the level of cable and satellite distribution for our programming and the associated fees or estimated cost savings from contract renegotiations; our ability to establish and maintain acceptable commercial terms with third-party vendors and other third parties with whom we have contractual relationships, and to successfully manage key vendor and shipping relationships and develop key partnerships and proprietary and exclusive brands; our ability to manage our operating expenses successfully and our working capital levels; our ability to remain compliant with our credit facilities covenants; customer acceptance of our branding strategy and our repositioning as a video commerce company; our ability to respond to changes in consumer shopping patterns and preferences, and changes in technology and consumer viewing patterns; changes to our management and information systems infrastructure; challenges to our data and information security; changes in governmental or regulatory requirements; including without limitation, regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, and adverse outcomes from regulatory proceedings; litigation or governmental proceedings affecting our operations; significant events (including disasters, weather events or events attracting significant television coverage) that either cause an interruption of television coverage or that divert viewership from our programming; disruptions in our distribution of our network broadcast to our customers; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our ability to obtain and retain key executives and employees; our ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers; changes in shipping costs; expenses related to the actions of activist or hostile shareholders; our ability to offer new or innovative products and customer acceptance of the same; changes in customer viewing habits of television programming; and the risks identified under Item 1A(Risk Factors) in our most recently filed Form 10-K and any additional risk factors identified in our periodic reports since the date of such Form 10-K. More detailed information about those factors is set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement. We are under no obligation (and expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.