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DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED): August 7, 2020
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ITEM 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On August 7, 2020, PFSweb, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Attached as an exhibit to this current report on Form 8-K is a copy of the related press release dated August 7, 2020. This press release contains certain non-GAAP measures, including non-GAAP net income, net debt, earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA and service fee equivalent revenue. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by focusing on certain operational metrics and excluding certain expenses in order to present its core operating performance and results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in the press release have been reconciled to the GAAP results in the tables contained in the press release.
ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On August 7, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Items 2.02 and 7.01 of this Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: August 11, 2020||By:||/s/ Thomas J. Madden|
|Thomas J. Madden|
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer
PFSweb Reports Record Second Quarter 2020 Results
- Strong eCommerce Demand and Fulfillment Volumes Drive Record Q2 Results -
Allen, TX – August 7, 2020 – PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global commerce services company, is reporting results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Q2 2020 Highlights vs. Q2 2019
•Total revenues increased 20% to $82.4 million.
•Service fee equivalent (SFE) revenue (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) increased 23% to $62.3 million.
•Service fee gross margin was 34.2% compared to 34.8%.
•Net loss remained flat at $1.0 million or $(0.05) per share.
•Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) more than doubled to $7.2 million compared to $3.4 million.
“Our business continues to benefit from heightened eCommerce demand in this new COVID-19 environment,” said Mike Willoughby, CEO of PFSweb. “We had a record second quarter for PFS fulfillment volumes, SFE revenue and adjusted EBITDA, and the growth was spread across our client portfolio as most of our core verticals experienced strong momentum, including health & beauty, jewelry, activewear and consumer-packaged goods. More specifically, we witnessed peak levels of consumer demand through online channels in April when stay-at-home mandates were implemented across the country, and we continued to see strong demand even as various economies re-opened in May and June.
“We recently published research on rapidly evolving consumer behavior including adoption of curb-side delivery as an extension of ‘buy online, pick up in store’ and the emergence of a new online conscious consumer. These trends intersect strategically with our PFS product strategy for RetailConnect and CloudPick, as well as LiveArea’s productized offerings including the innovative ‘Scan and Go’ prototype we have developed in collaboration with one of our clients to provide fast, efficient and safe shopping experiences.
“In PFS, we have continued to serve as a vital partner to our clients as we help them navigate this dynamic environment. We increased personnel in our distribution centers, and added at-home personnel and new technology solutions to our virtual contact center environment to better align with the holiday-like volumes. We also experienced our strongest level of Mother’s Day related fulfillment volumes in company history as an increased number of consumers shopped online for their gifts. We believe this is a likely indication of what to expect for the Q4 holiday season, as many analysts predict this will be the strongest digital holiday of all time.
“In LiveArea, as we previously communicated, we experienced a few project delays and lower bookings early in the quarter due to COVID-19 related uncertainties. However, we exited June with a very robust pipeline of prospects looking to enhance their digital capabilities in response to recent online shopping trends resulting from COVID-19. We still have work to do to convert these prospective engagements in order to continue the strong LiveArea performance into the back half of the year and build up our project and engagement backlog as we look ahead to 2021.
“Given the record level of activity in PFS and strong LiveArea backlog and pipeline, we are increasing our 2020 outlook and now expect consolidated SFE revenue growth to be between 9% to 12%, subject to the unknown effects of the pandemic. We also expect adjusted EBITDA margin expansion for the year driven by our improved revenue performance and continued cost focus, partially offset by incremental investments in both the PFS and LiveArea segments in preparation for the upcoming holiday season and 2021, as well as certain anticipated labor cost increases.
“Although we remain comfortable with our balance sheet, liquidity and client receivables, we will continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic on our clients’ operations and prudently manage our own costs and liquidity as a precautionary measure. The incremental investments we are making, including our recently announced new fulfillment center, are imperative in supporting our clients as we begin preparing for the expected record online holiday shopping season. Ensuring we have the necessary capacity and capabilities to support our clients during these unprecedented times will only strengthen our partnerships over the long term, as we anticipate eCommerce will remain a key, if not primary, fixture of consumer shopping long after the pandemic is gone.”
Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Total revenues in the second quarter of 2020 increased 20% to $82.4 million compared to $68.5 million in the same period of 2019. Service fee revenue in the second quarter increased 23% to $62.0 million compared to $50.3 million in the second quarter last year. Product revenue from the company’s last remaining client under this legacy business model was $5.9 million compared to $6.1 million in the same period of 2019.
SFE revenue in the second quarter increased 23% to $62.3 million compared to $50.7 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily driven by the benefit of higher fulfillment activity in PFS.
Service fee gross margin in the second quarter of 2020 was 34.2% compared to 34.8% in the same period of 2019. The slight decrease was primarily due to revenue mix. Gross margins for both segments continued to be within the guidance range of 25% to 30% for the PFS segment and 40% to 50% for the LiveArea segment.
Net loss in the second quarter of 2020 remained flat at $1.0 million or $(0.05) per share compared to the same period of 2019.
Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter increased significantly to $7.2 million compared to $3.4 million in the year-ago quarter. As a percentage of SFE revenue, adjusted EBITDA margin increased 480 basis points to 11.6% compared to 6.8%. The increase was primarily due to strong growth in SFE revenue and operating leverage.
Non-GAAP net income (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) increased significantly to $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2019.
At June 30, 2020, net debt (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below as total debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents) was $31.0 million compared to $25.4 million at December 31, 2019. The expected increase was primarily due to a change in the credit card collection program for one of the company’s PFS clients.
Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2020 totaled $9.7 million compared to $12.4 million at December 31, 2019, and total debt was $40.6 million compared to $37.8 million at the end of last year.
In light of heightened demand in the company’s PFS segment and the robust LiveArea backlog and pipeline, PFSweb has increased its expectations for consolidated SFE revenue growth to be between 9% to 12% compared to 2019 (previously expected mid-to-high single digit growth), while continuing to expect growth for each of its business units in 2020. Coupled with an ongoing focus on costs, PFSweb also continues to expect to improve adjusted EBITDA margin in 2020.
PFSweb maintains information related to its ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis on its corporate website at www.pfsweb.com/covid-19-response/.
PFSweb will conduct a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.
PFSweb management will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (7:30 a.m. Central time)
Toll-free dial-in number: (866) 220-4153
International dial-in number: (864) 663-5228
Conference ID: 9670505
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 1-949-574-3860.
The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.pfsweb.com.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on the same day through August 21, 2020.
Toll-free replay number: (855) 859-2056
International replay number: (404) 537-3406
Replay ID: 9670505
About PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb (NASDAQ: PFSW) is a global commerce services company that manages the online customer shopping experience on behalf of major branded manufacturers and retailers. Across two business units – LiveArea for strategy consulting, creative design, digital marketing, and web development services, and PFS for order fulfillment, contact center, payment processing/fraud management, and order management services – they provide solutions to a broad range of Fortune 500® companies and household brand names such as Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal USA, ASICS, PANDORA, Ralph Lauren, Shiseido Americas, the United States Mint, and many more. PFSweb enables these brands to provide a more convenient and brand-centric online shopping experience through both traditional and online business channels. The company is headquartered in Allen, TX with additional locations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.pfsweb.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains certain non-GAAP measures, including non-GAAP net income (loss), net debt, earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA and service fee equivalent revenue.
Non-GAAP net income (loss) represents net income (loss) calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP as adjusted for the impact of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs), amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and deferred tax expense for goodwill amortization.
EBITDA represents earnings (or losses) before interest, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA further eliminates the effect of stock-based compensation, as well as acquisition-related, restructuring, and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs).
Service fee equivalent revenue represents service fee revenue plus the gross profit earned on product revenue and does not alter existing revenue recognition.
Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and service fee equivalent revenue are used by management, analysts, investors and other interested parties in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry. The calculation of non-GAAP net income (loss) eliminates the effect of stock-based compensation, acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs), amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and deferred tax expense for goodwill amortization, and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA further eliminate the effect of financing, remaining income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending, which items may vary from different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. Service fee equivalent revenue allows client contracts with similar operational support models but different financial models to be combined as if all contracts were being operated on a service fee revenue basis.
Net debt represents total debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents.
PFS believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by focusing on certain operational metrics and excluding certain expenses in order to present its core operating performance and results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the GAAP results in the attached tables.
The matters discussed herein consist of forward-looking information under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to and involves risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “seek,” “strive,” “predict,” “continue,” “target,” and “estimate” and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and may include assumptions as to how we may perform in the future, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, results of operations and global economic conditions. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee these expectations will actually be achieved. PFS' Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2019 and any subsequent amendments or
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q identify certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward looking statements made and investors are advised to review the periodic reports of the company and the Risk Factors described therein. PFS undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. There may be additional risks that we do not currently view as material or that are not presently known.
Michael C. Willoughby
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas J. Madden
Chief Financial Officer
Sean Mansouri, CFA or Scott Liolios
Gateway Investor Relations