Fitbit, Inc. FIT reported first-quarter 2020 adjusted loss of 24 cents per share, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 22 cents.
The company’s total revenues came in at $188 million, down 30.8% year over year. The figure also missed the consensus estimate of $270 million.
The quarterly results were negatively impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Let’s check out the numbers in detail.
During the first quarter, Fitbit sold 2.2 million wearable devices, down 26% year over year.
The average selling price decreased 11% from the prior-year level to $81 per device in the first quarter. This was due to an increase in reserves for product returns, rebates and promotions, as well as price protection related to COVID-19.
Geographically, revenues from the United States accounted for 54% of first-quarter revenues and decreased 24% year over year.
On a year-over-year basis, international revenues declined 37% to $86 million. Americas — excluding the United States — declined 30% to $11 million, APAC was down 47% to $18 million and EMEA was down 35% year over year to $57 million.
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Non-GAAP gross margin was 32%, down 220 basis points year over year. Gross margins were negatively impacted by higher reserves associated with COVID-19. Also, higher ending and obsolescence costs impacted gross margins.
Non-GAAP operating expenses were 146.4 million, down 2.9% from the year-ago quarter. However, research & development, sales & marketing, as well as general & administrative expenses — as a percentage of sales — increased from the year-ago quarter.
Non-GAAP operating loss was $84.9 million compared with a loss of $53.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Cash and cash equivalents & marketable securities were $427.7 million compared with $518.5 million in the fourth quarter.
Accounts receivables were $182.3 million compared with $435.3 million in fourth-quarter 2019.
Cash flow from operations was ($82) million and free cash flow totaled ($85.5) million in the first quarter of 2019.
Zacks Rank and Stocks to Consider
Currently, Fitbit has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector include Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKAM, Inuvo, Inc. INUV and Shopify Inc. SHOP, each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth for Akamai, Inuvo, and Shopify is currently projected at 12.3%, 30% and 25.8%, respectively.
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