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LightInTheBox Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

LightInTheBox Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

SINGAPORE, May 26, 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights



Three Months Ended



Year-over-




March 31,



March 31,



Year %


In millions, except percentages


2022



2023



Change


Total revenues


$

93.8



$

147.8




57.6

%

- Apparel sales


$

67.2



$

119.2




77.3

%

Apparel sales/total revenues



71.7

%



80.7

%



9.0

%

Gross margin



50.7

%



55.8

%



5.1

%

Net loss


$

(5.5)



$

(4.0)






Adjusted EBITDA


$

(4.6)



$

(3.1)








As of March 31,



As of March 31,


In millions


2022



2023


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash


$

42.8



$

73.6











Mr. Jian He, Chairman and CEO of LightInTheBox, commented, "We kicked off 2023 with the strongest first quarter in the Company's history, despite a complex global macroeconomic environment and the seasonality that our business typically experiences during the first couple of months of a year. Our revenues grew 57.6% year-over-year to $148 million, exceeding the high end of our guidance range. Notably, apparel sales maintained strong growth momentum, up 77.3% year-over-year to $119 million, which accounted for 80.7% of our total revenues during the first quarter of 2023. Thanks to this growth in apparel sales, our gross margin increased to 55.8%, up 510 basis points year-over-year and 190 basis points sequentially. In addition, we maintained a strong balance sheet with approximately $73.6 million in cash resources, which sets a solid foundation for us to build up our core capabilities and deliver long-term, sustainable value to our stakeholders."

"Our improved financial performance during the first quarter reflects the appeal of our growing business operations, which we have built on a foundation of robust value-for-money offerings, quality customer cohorts, and innovative technologies. In particular, our AI-powered technologies enable us to target consumers' evolving demands efficiently and fulfill their needs through our value-for-money products while also enhancing our operational efficiency. Looking ahead, we will deepen our commitment to creating a better lifestyle for our customers by offering convenient and modern ways to access a wide selection of products at attractive prices. We remain dedicated to providing our growing customer base with a superior online shopping experience that emphasizes product value and increased efficiency. We also look forward to further strengthening our execution capabilities in order to seize the opportunities that lay ahead in this growing industry," Mr. He concluded.

First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 57.6% year-over-year to $147.8 million from $93.8 million in the same quarter of 2022. Sales from apparel increased by 77.3% to $119.2 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with $67.2 million in the same quarter of 2022. Revenues from apparel represented 80.7% of total revenues in the first quarter of 2023 and 71.7% in the same quarter of 2022.

Total cost of revenues was $65.3 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with $46.3 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Gross profit in the first quarter of 2023 was $82.5 million, compared with $47.5 million in the same quarter of 2022. Gross margin was 55.8% in the first quarter of 2023, compared with 50.7% in the same quarter of 2022. The increase in gross margin was a result of the increase in the percentage of sales represented by apparel, which grew from 71.7% to 80.7%. Apparel typically has higher margins than other product types.

Total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2023 were $86.5 million, compared with $53.9 million in the same quarter of 2022.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the first quarter of 2023 were $8.6 million, compared with $6.9 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 5.8% in the first quarter of 2023, compared with 7.3% in the same quarter of 2022 and 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in the first quarter of 2023 were $69.1 million, compared with $39.0 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 46.8% in the first quarter of 2023, compared with 41.6% in the same quarter of 2022 and 46.2% in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • G&A expenses in the first quarter of 2023 were $9.1 million, compared with $8.1 million in the same quarter of 2022. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 6.1% in the first quarter of 2023, compared with 8.6% in the same quarter of 2022 and 5.3% in the fourth quarter of 2022. As part of G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the first quarter of 2023 were $5.2 million, compared with $4.6 million in the same quarter of 2022 and $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Loss from operations was $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with $6.4 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Net loss was $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with $5.5 million in the same quarter of 2022.

Net loss per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.03 in the first quarter of 2023, compared with $0.05 in the same quarter of 2022. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The diluted net loss per ADS in the first quarter of 2023 was $0.03, compared with $0.05 in the same quarter of 2022.

In the first quarter of 2023, the Company's basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net loss per ADS was 113,330,151.

Adjusted EBITDA was negative $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with negative $4.6 million in the same quarter of 2022.

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $73.6 million, compared with $42.8 million as of March 31, 2022.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2023, based on current information available to the Company and business seasonality, the Company expects net revenues to be between $180 million and $200 million.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In evaluating the business, the Company considers and uses non-GAAP measure, Adjusted EBITDA, as supplemental measure to review and assess operating performance. The presentation of the 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, impairment loss on investment, interest income, interest expenses and income tax expense.

The Company presents the non-GAAP financial measures because they are used by management to evaluate operating performance and formulate business plans. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measure help 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 measures are not defined under U.S. GAAP and are not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all items of income and expenses that affect the Company's operations and do not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. Further, these non-GAAP measures 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 these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures 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 May 26, 2023 (8:00 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/10030748-hf84u6.html. Upon registration, participants will receive dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique registrant ID.

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

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through June 2, 2023. The dial-in details are:


US/Canada:

+1-855-883-1031


Singapore:

800-101-3223


Hong Kong, China:

800-930-639


Replay PIN:

10030748

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, LigthInTheBox 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. LigthInTheBox operates its business through www.lightinthebox.com, www.miniinthebox.com, www.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 fourth 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 March 31,




2022



2023


ASSETS









Current Assets









Cash and cash equivalents



88,575




68,252


Restricted cash



5,993




5,311


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses



695




370


Inventories



14,260




10,972


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



6,452




9,662


Total current assets



115,975




94,567


Property and equipment, net



2,946




2,918


Intangible assets, net



5,630




5,131


Goodwill



28,177




28,296


Operating lease right-of-use assets



10,874




10,234


Long-term rental deposits



1,211




1,299


TOTAL ASSETS



164,813




142,445











LIABILITIES AND EQUITY









Current Liabilities









Accounts payable



26,518




18,258


Advance from customers



32,241




31,425


Operating lease liabilities



4,993




5,280


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



90,357




81,455


Total current liabilities



154,109




136,418











Operating lease liabilities



6,576




5,617


Long-term payable



34




22


Deferred tax liabilities



111




153


Unrecognized tax benefits



107




107


TOTAL LIABILITIES



160,937




142,317











EQUITY









Ordinary shares



17




17


Additional paid-in capital



282,722




282,727


Treasury shares



(28,615)




(28,425)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,024)




(866)


Accumulated deficit



(249,224)




(253,325)


TOTAL EQUITY



3,876




128


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



164,813




142,445


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




March 31,



March 31,




2022



2023


Revenues









Product sales



91,343




144,601


Services and others



2,425




3,180


Total revenues



93,768




147,781


Cost of revenues









Product sales



(45,070)




(64,176)


Services and others



(1,184)




(1,103)


Total Cost of revenues



(46,254)




(65,279)


Gross profit



47,514




82,502


Operating expenses









Fulfillment



(6,864)




(8,636)


Selling and marketing



(39,032)




(69,112)


General and administrative



(8,066)




(9,057)


Other operating income



66




345


Total operating expenses



(53,896)




(86,460)


Loss from operations



(6,382)




(3,958)


Interest income



10




30


Interest expense



(2)




(1)


Other income, net



862




21


Total other income



870




50


Loss before income taxes



(5,512)




(3,908)


Income tax expense



-




(48)


Net loss



(5,512)




(3,956)


Net loss attributable to LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.



(5,512)




(3,956)











Weighted average numbers of shares used in calculating loss per ordinary share









—Basic



226,107,269




226,660,302


—Diluted



226,107,269




226,660,302











Net loss per ordinary share









—Basic



(0.02)




(0.02)


—Diluted



(0.02)




(0.02)











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









—Basic



(0.05)




(0.03)


—Diluted



(0.05)




(0.03)


LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

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






Three Months Ended




March 31,



March 31,




2022



2023


Net loss



(5,512)




(3,956)











Less:

Interest income



10




30



Interest expense



(2)




(1)



Income tax expense



-




(48)



Depreciation and amortization



(858)




(829)


EBITDA



(4,662)




(3,108)











Less: Share-based compensation



(36)




(5)


Adjusted EBITDA*



(4,626)




(3,103)


* Adjusted EBITDA represents loss from operations before impairment loss on investment, share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses.

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