The Lovesac Company Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

Net Sales Growth of 65.4%
Comparable Sales Growth of 39.5%
Net Income (Loss) Improved to $8.4 million from $(1.1) million in the Prior Year Period
Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $12.4 million

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Lovesac Company (Nasdaq: LOVE) (“Lovesac” or the “Company”) today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022, which ended August 1, 2021.

Shawn Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Across nearly every key operating metric, Lovesac's quarterly results affirm the fundamental efficacy of our disruptive home furnishings model, the competitive advantages of our diversified supply chain and resulting strong in-stock positions, along with growing brand awareness. To that end, our very strong second quarter performance marks 14 consecutive quarters of 25%+ sales growth with profitability nicely ahead of expectations driven primarily by lower promotions and fixed cost leverage on this quarter’s 65% sales increase.”

Mr. Nelson continued, “The third quarter is off to a strong start and as we look to the second half of the year, we are confident in our ability to execute on our key strategic growth priorities and navigate the tight supply chain environment. With our strong positioning and unique competitive advantages, including our Circle-to-Consumer philosophy that will help us build long-term relationships with our most valued customers, we are very optimistic about the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead for Lovesac and our ability to drive value for all stakeholders.”

Key Measures for the Second Quarter and First Half of Fiscal 2022 Ending August 1, 2021:
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 Quarter Ended
August 1, 2021
Quarter Ended
August 2, 2020
%
Inc (Dec)
First Half Ended
August 1, 2021
First Half Ended
August 2, 2020
%
Inc (Dec)
Net Sales$102.4$61.965.4%$185.4$116.359.4%
Gross Profit$59.0$31.190.1%$105.1$58.380.2%
Gross Margin57.6%50.1%749 bps56.7%50.2%655 bps
Total Operating Expense$50.0$32.155.9%$93.8$67.838.5%
SG&A$35.4$23.451.3%$66.1$49.234.3%
SG&A as % of Net Sales34.5%37.7%(321) bps35.7%42.3%(665) bps
Advertising & Marketing$13.0$7.281.9%$23.7$15.454.4%
Advertising & Marketing as % of Net Sales12.7%11.6%116 bps12.8%13.2%(41) bps
Basic EPS Income (Loss)$0.56$(0.08)834.0%$0.70$(0.65)207.5%
Diluted EPS Income (Loss)$0.52$(0.08)788.2%$0.66$(0.65)200.8%
Net Income (Loss)$8.4$(1.1)863.2%$10.5$(9.5)211.1%
Adjusted EBITDA1$12.4$2.2467.5%$17.7$(3.5)604.4%
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities$10.4$12.6(17.6%)$0.8$12.1(93.6%)

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See “Non-GAAP Information” and “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” included in this press release.

Percent Increase (Decrease) except showroom count
 Quarter Ended
August 1, 2021
Quarter Ended
August 2, 2020
First Half Ended
August 1, 2021
First Half Ended
August 2, 2020
Total Comparable Sales (2)(3)39.5%72.4%43.5%62.1%
Comparable Showroom Sales (3)290.9%(45.3%)235.3%(39.0%)
Internet Sales(36.0%)387.2%(28.2%)325.0%
Ending Showroom Count1239712397

2 Total comparable sales include showroom transactions through the point of sale and internet net sales.
3 Comparable showroom sales reflect transactions through the point of sale and not necessarily product that has shipped to the customer. Product that has shipped to the customer is included in Net Sales. Showrooms were closed as required by local and state laws as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic effective March 18, 2020. As of the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, all showrooms had fully reopened to the walk-in phase, and remain open. We are abiding by federal, state and local guidelines with respect to the operating status of our showrooms.

Highlights for the Quarter Ended August 1, 2021:

  • The net sales increase of 65.4% was due to higher sales volume and lower promotional discounting, driving an increase in showroom sales of 387.1%, an increase in our “Other” channel which include pop-up-shops and shop-in-shops sales of 243.4%, partially offset by a decrease in internet sales of 36.0%. The increase in showroom sales was driven by an increase of 290.9% in comparable showroom sales with all showroom locations fully open in the current period versus the limited showroom operations in the prior year period due to COVID-19. The increase in sales in our “Other” channel was due to prior year closures of all pop-up-shop and shop-in-shop locations due to COVID-19 combined with an additional temporary online pop-up-shop on Costco.com. The decline in internet sales reflected the channel shift back to our showrooms that are now fully reopened.

  • Gross profit increased $28.0 million, or 90.1%, to $59.0 million in the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2021 from $31.1 million in the thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2020. Gross margin increased to 57.6% of net sales in the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2021 from 50.1% of net sales in the thirteen weeks ended August 2, 2020. The 749 basis points increase in gross margin was primarily driven by an increase of approximately 506 basis points due to lower promotional discounting, continuing vendor negotiations to assist with the mitigation of tariffs and continued shift of products from China to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Distribution expenses improved by 243 basis points over the prior year due to higher leverage of 793 basis points in warehousing and distribution costs, partially offset by the increase in inbound freight of 550 basis points due to escalating inbound container costs as well as some shift of inventory purchases back to China, which are impacted by the 25% tariff rate to help alleviate container congestion coming from our other overseas vendors.

  • SG&A expense as a percent of net sales decreased by 3.2% due to higher leverage within infrastructure investments, rent, insurance and selling related expenses, partially offset by deleverage in employment costs, equity-based compensation, and travel. The deleverage in certain expenses relate to the investments we are making into the business that were put on hold in the prior year relating to COVID-19 financial resilience measures and the acceleration of the expense related to equity-based compensation due to a triggering event in the second quarter of fiscal 2022.

  • Advertising and marketing expense increased 81.9% due to the reinstatement of marketing spend with showroom locations fully open in the current period versus the limited showroom operations in the prior year period due to COVID-19. As a percent of net sales, advertising and marketing increased by 116 basis points due to increased media activities and higher media costs compared to the COVID-19 impacted marketing levels in the second quarter of fiscal 2021.

  • Operating income was $9.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to an operating loss of $1.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Operating margin was 8.8% of net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to (1.7%) of net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2021.

  • Net income was $8.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 compared to net loss of $1.1 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021.

Highlights for the First Half Ended August 1, 2021:

  • The net sales increase of 59.4% was due to higher sales volume and lower promotional discounting, driving an increase in showroom sales of 260.3%, and an increase in our “Other” channel which include pop-up-shops and shop-in-shops sales of 107.7%, partially offset by a decrease in internet sales of 28.2%. The increase in showroom sales was driven by an increase of 235.3% in comparable showroom sales with all showroom locations fully open in the current period versus the limited showroom operations in the prior year period due to COVID-19. Sales in our “Other” channel increased due to prior year closures of all pop-up-shop and shop-in-shop locations also due to COVID-19 combined with 2 additional temporary online pop-up-shops on Costco.com. The decline in internet sales reflected the channel shift back to our showrooms that are now fully reopened.

  • Gross profit increased $46.8 million, or 80.2%, to $105.1 million in the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2021 from $58.3 million in the twenty-six weeks ended August 2, 2020. Gross margin increased to 56.7% of net sales in the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2021 from 50.2% of net sales in the twenty-six weeks ended August 2, 2020. The 655 basis points increase in gross margin was primarily driven by an increase of approximately 457 basis points due to lower promotional discounting, continuing vendor negotiations to assist with the mitigation of tariffs and continued shift of products from China to Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Distribution expenses improved by 198 basis points over the prior year due to higher leverage of 945 basis points in warehousing and distribution costs, partially offset by the increase in inbound freight of 747 basis points due to escalating inbound container costs as well as some shift of inventory purchases back to China, which are impacted by the 25% tariff rate to help alleviate container congestion coming from our other overseas vendors.

  • SG&A expense as a percent of net sales decreased by 6.6% due to higher leverage within infrastructure investments, selling related expenses, rent, insurance, equity-based compensation, and travel.

  • Advertising and marketing expense increased 54.4% due to the reinstatement of marketing spend with showroom locations fully open in the current period versus the limited showroom operations in the prior year period due to COVID-19. As a percent of net sales, advertising and marketing decreased by 41 basis points due to improved performance in our media activities which has driven an increase in net sales, higher Sactional sales mix and higher average selling price.

  • Operating income was $11.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to an operating loss of $9.4 million in the first half of fiscal 2021. Operating margin was 6.1% of net sales in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to (8.1%) of net sales in the first half of fiscal 2021.

  • Net income was $10.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2022 compared to net loss of $9.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2021.

Other Financial Highlights as of August 1, 2021:

  • The cash and cash equivalents balance as of August 1, 2021 was $68.5 million as compared to $54.8 million as of August 2, 2020. There was less than $0.01 million outstanding on the Company’s line of credit related to timing of line of credit fees as of August 1, 2021 compared to no balance on the line of credit as of August 2, 2020. The Company’s availability under the line of credit was $22.5 million as of August 1, 2021 and $9.9 million as of August 2, 2020.

  • Total merchandise inventory was $75.0 million as of August 1, 2021 as compared to $41.0 million as of August 2, 2020.

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the quarter ended August 1, 2021 is scheduled for today, September 9, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 407-3982 (international callers please dial (201) 493-6780) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at investor.lovesac.com.

A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed online at investor.lovesac.com for 90 days.

About The Lovesac Company

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, The Lovesac Company is a technology driven company that designs, manufactures and sells unique, high quality furniture derived through its proprietary Designed for Life® approach which results in products that are built to last a lifetime and designed to evolve as our customers’ lives do. Our current product offering is comprised of modular couches called Sactionals, premium foam beanbag chairs called Sacs, and their associated home decor accessories. Innovation is at the center of our design philosophy with all of our core products protected by a robust portfolio of utility patents. We market and sell our products primarily online directly at www.lovesac.com, supported by direct-to-consumer touch-feel points in the form of our own showrooms as well as through shop-in-shops and pop-up-shops with third party retailers.

Non-GAAP Information

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as a non-GAAP financial measure by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that is a supplemental measure of financial performance not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. We define “Adjusted EBITDA” as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the impact of certain non-cash and other items that we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing operating performance. These items include management fees, equity-based compensation expense, write-offs of property and equipment, deferred rent, financing expenses and certain other charges and gains that we do not believe reflect our underlying business performance. We have reconciled this non-GAAP financial measure with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure within the schedules attached hereto.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures not only provide its management with comparable financial data for internal financial analysis but also provide meaningful supplemental information to investors. Specifically, these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better understand the performance of our business, facilitate a more meaningful comparison of our actual results on a period-over-period basis and provide for a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We have provided this information as a means to evaluate the results of our ongoing operations alongside GAAP measures such as gross profit, operating income (loss) and net income (loss). Other companies in our industry may calculate these items differently than we do. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as a substitute for the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as net income (loss) or net income (loss) per share as a measure of financial performance, cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other legal authority. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “could,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “aim(s),” “can,” “would,” “expect(s),” “estimate(s),” “project(s),” “forecast(s)”, “positioned,” “approximately,” “potential,” “goal,” “pro forma,” “strategy,” “outlook” or the negative of these words or other similar terms or expressions that concern our expectations, strategy, plans, or intentions. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding strategy, future operations, future financial position or projections, future revenue, projected expenses, sustainability goals, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, beliefs and assumptions concerning the future of our business, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. We may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements and you should not rely on these forward-looking statements. Actual results and performance could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include: the effect and consequences of COVID-19 on our business, sales, results of operations and financial condition; changes in consumer spending and shopping preferences, and economic conditions; our ability to achieve or sustain profitability; our ability to manage and sustain our growth effectively, including our ecommerce business, forecast our operating results, and manage inventory levels; our ability to advance, implement or achieve our sustainability, growth and profitability goals through leveraging our Designed for Life and Circle-to-Consumer philosophies; our ability to realize the expected benefits of investments in our supply chain and infrastructure; disruption in our supply chain and dependence on foreign manufacturing and imports for our products; our ability to acquire new customers and engage existing customers; reputational risk associated with increased use of social media; our ability to attract, develop and retain highly skilled associates; system interruption or failures in our technology infrastructure needed to service our customers, process transactions and fulfill orders; implementing and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting; unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential information through breach of our computer system; the ability of third-party providers to continue uninterrupted service; the impact of tariffs, and the countermeasures and tariff mitigation initiatives; the regulatory environment in which we operate, our ability to maintain, grow and enforce our brand and intellectual property rights and avoid infringement or violation of the intellectual property rights of others; our ability to improve our products and develop and launch new products; our ability to successfully open and operate new showrooms; and our ability to compete and succeed in a highly competitive and evolving industry, as well as those risks and uncertainties disclosed under the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent Form 10-K and in our Form 10-Qs filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and similar disclosures in subsequent reports filed with the SEC, which are available on our investor relations website at investor.lovesac.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Investor Relations Contact:
Rachel Schacter, ICR
(203) 682-8200
InvestorRelations@lovesac.com

 
 
THE LOVESAC COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    
 August 1, 2021 January 31, 2021
 (unaudited)  
Assets   
Current Assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$68,487,569  $78,341,101 
Trade accounts receivable 7,363,359   4,513,460 
Merchandise inventories 74,991,843   50,416,712 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,602,702   10,128,353 
    
Total Current Assets 161,445,473   143,399,626 
    
Property and equipment, net 29,530,483   25,867,980 
    
Operating lease right-of-use assets 88,900,462   - 
    
Other Assets   
Goodwill 143,562   143,562 
Intangible assets, net 1,189,013   1,517,032 
Deferred financing costs, net 45,335   90,671 
    
Total Other Assets 1,377,910   1,751,265 
    
Total Assets$281,254,328  $171,018,871 
    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current Liabilities   
Accounts payable$25,888,209  $24,310,972 
Accrued expenses 19,867,021   17,187,694 
Payroll payable 4,821,714   6,361,677 
Customer deposits 13,365,940   5,992,633 
Current operating lease liabilities 14,536,004   - 
Sales taxes payable 2,139,824   2,470,593 
    
Total Current Liabilities 80,618,712   56,323,569 
    
Deferred Rent -   6,748,747 
    
Operating Lease Liability, long-term 83,707,124   - 
    
Line of Credit 115   - 
    
    
Total Liabilities 164,325,951   63,072,316 
    
Stockholders’ Equity   
Preferred Stock $0.00001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding as of August 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021. -   - 
Common Stock $.00001 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, 15,105,826 shares issued and outstanding as of August 1, 2021 and 15,011,556 shares issued and outstanding as of January 31, 2021. 151   150 
Additional paid-in capital 169,855,660   171,382,086 
Accumulated deficit (52,927,434)  (63,435,681)
    
Stockholders’ Equity 116,928,377   107,946,555 
    
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$281,254,328  $171,018,871 
    
    
The Company adopted ASC 842, Leases as of February 1, 2021 under the modified retrospective approach and has not revised comparative periods.

 

THE LOVESAC COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
 
 Thirteen weeks ended Twenty-six weeks ended
 August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020
        
Net sales$102,447,339  $61,945,410  $185,362,758  $116,317,817 
Cost of merchandise sold 43,415,701   30,889,870   80,255,012   57,978,708 
Gross profit 59,031,638   31,055,540   105,107,746   58,339,109 
        
Operating expenses       
Selling, general and administration expenses 35,385,196   23,383,525   66,103,378   49,214,927 
Advertising and marketing 13,035,551   7,166,537   23,715,916   15,362,122 
Depreciation and amortization 1,602,543   1,543,902   4,022,247   3,179,562 
Total operating expenses 50,023,290   32,093,964   93,841,541   67,756,611 
        
Operating income (loss) 9,008,348   (1,038,424)  11,266,205   (9,417,502)
Interest (expense) income, net (45,426)  (34,729)  (89,564)  21,627 
Net income (loss) before taxes 8,962,922   (1,073,153)  11,176,641   (9,395,875)
Provision for income taxes (515,208)  (33,771)  (668,394)  (58,800)
Net income (loss)$8,447,714  $(1,106,924) $10,508,247  $(9,454,675)
        
Net income (loss) per common share:       
Basic$0.56  $(0.08) $0.70  $(0.65)
Diluted$0.52  $(0.08) $0.66  $(0.65)
        
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:       
Basic 15,096,528   14,518,929   15,034,954   14,499,505 
Diluted 16,100,927   14,518,929   16,039,352   14,499,505 
        

 

THE LOVESAC COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 
 Twenty-six weeks ended
 August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020
Cash Flows from Operating Activities   
Net income (loss)$10,508,247  $(9,454,675)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 3,479,175   3,015,012 
Amortization of other intangible assets 543,072   164,550 
Amortization of deferred financing fees 45,336   42,394 
Net loss on disposal of property and equipment -   5,487 
Equity based compensation 1,739,188   1,575,183 
Deferred rent -   2,360,113 
Non-cash operating lease cost 9,012,071   - 
Impairment of right of use lease asset 553,990   - 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Trade accounts receivable (2,849,899)  961,404 
Merchandise inventories (24,575,131)  (4,614,759)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 460,419   2,375,123 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 2,830,247   8,201,988 
Operating lease liabilities (8,351,325)  - 
Customer deposits 7,373,307   7,441,436 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 768,697   12,073,256 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities   
Purchase of property and equipment (7,141,678)  (4,917,262)
Payments for patents and trademarks (215,053)  (354,143)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (7,356,731)  (5,271,405)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities   
Taxes paid for net share settlement of equity awards (3,369,613)  (455,420)
Proceeds from the exercise of warrants 104,000   - 
Proceeds from the line of credit 115   - 
Payment of deferred financing costs -   (50,000)
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (3,265,498)  (505,420)
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents (9,853,532)  6,296,431 
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning 78,341,101   48,538,827 
Cash and Cash Equivalents - Ending$68,487,569  $54,835,258 
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures   
Cash paid for taxes$669,899  $58,800 
Cash paid for interest$31,504  $37,557 
    

 

 THE LOVESAC COMPANY
 RECONCILATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 (unaudited)
         
  Thirteen weeks ended Twenty-six weeks ended
 (dollars in thousands)August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020 August 1, 2021 August 2, 2020
 Net income (loss)$8,447 $(1,107) $10,508 $(9,455)
 Interest expense (income), net 45  35   90  (22)
 Taxes 515  34   668  59 
 Depreciation and amortization 1,603  1,544   4,022  3,180 
 EBITDA 10,610  506   15,288  (6,238)
 Management fees (a) -  125   -  250 
 Deferred rent (b) -  872   -  856 
 Equity-based compensation (c) 1,239  677   1,893  1,575 
 Loss on disposal of property and equipment (d) -  5   -  5 
 Impairment of right of use lease asset (e) 554  -   554  - 
 Other non-recurring expenses (f)(g) -  -   -  36 
 Adjusted EBITDA$12,403 $2,185  $17,735 $(3,516)
         
(a)Represents management fees and expenses charged by our equity sponsors.     
(b)Represents the difference between rent expense recorded and the amount paid by the Company. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Company records monthly rent expense equal to the total of the payments due over the lease term, divided by the number of months of the lease terms. The Company adopted ASC 842 at the beginning of fiscal 2022 therefore we no longer recognize deferred rent.     
(c)Represents expenses, such as compensation expense and employer taxes related to RSU equity vestings and exercises associated with stock options and restricted stock units granted to our associates and board of directors.     
(d) Represents the loss on disposal of fixed assets related to Showroom remodeling.     
(e)Represents the impairment of the right of use lease asset for one showroom for which the fixed assets had been impaired in the prior fiscal year.      
(f)There were no other non-recurring expenses in the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2021 and August 2, 2020, respectively.     
(g)There were no other non-recurring expenses in the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2021. Other non-recurring expenses in the twenty-six weeks ended August 2, 2020 are related to $36 in professional and legal fees related to financing initiatives.     

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