LightInTheBox Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter and First Half 2022 Financial Highlights

Three Months Ended

Year-over-

Six Months Ended

Year-over-

June 30,

June 30,

Year %

June 30,

June 30,

Year %

In millions,  except percentages

2021

2022

Change

2021

2022

Change

Total revenues

$

122.2

$

132.4

8.3

%

$

234.2

$

226.1

(3.5)

%

– Apparel sales

$

75.3

$

108.7

44.4

%

$

134.4

$

175.9

30.9

%

Apparel sales / Total revenues

61.6

%

82.1

%

57.4

%

77.8

%

Gross margin

46.8

%

55.3

%

46.7

%

53.4

%

Net income / (loss)

$

9.5

$

(2.4)

$

10.9

$

(7.9)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

14.5

$

(1.5)

$

16.8

$

(6.1)

As of  December 31,

As of  June 30,

In millions

2021

2022

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

59.6

$

65.7

Mr. Jian He, Chief Executive Officer of LightInTheBox, commented, “We delivered a solid financial performance in the second quarter of 2022, despite challenges caused by macro headwinds including the COVID resurgence in China, soft consumer sentiment globally and fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Our top line increased 8.3% year-over-year, returning to growth, while our loss significantly narrowed on a sequential basis due to improvements in our product mix and operating efficiency. During these difficult times, we have proved ourselves as a trusted platform with strong track record, receiving continued support from our long-term partners. Although uncertainties are still ahead of us, we will continue to improve our operational efficiency and customer experience. We have seen definite improvements in our supply chain and logistics, and we are confident of maintaining revenue growth momentum in the second half of 2022.”

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Total revenues increased by 8.3% year-over-year to $132.4 million from $122.2 million in the same quarter of 2021. Revenues generated from product sales were $129.8 million, compared with $119.3 million in the same quarter of 2021. Revenues from services and others were $2.6 million, compared with $2.9 million in the same quarter of 2021. Included in product sales, revenues from apparel increased by 44.4% to $108.7 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $75.3 million in the same quarter of 2021. Revenues from apparel represented 82.1% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2022, and 61.6% in the same quarter of 2021.

Total cost of revenues was $59.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $65.1 million in the same quarter of 2021. Cost for product sales was $58.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $64.0 million in the same quarter of 2021. Cost for services and others was $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $1.1 million in the same quarter of 2021.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2022 was $73.2 million, compared with $57.1 million in the same quarter of 2021. Gross margin was 55.3% in the second quarter of 2022, compared with 46.8% in the same quarter of 2021. The increase in gross margin was a result of the Company’s continuous efforts to optimize our product mix.

Total operating expenses in the second quarter of 2022 were $75.6 million, compared with $60.6 million in the same quarter of 2021

Fulfillment expenses in the second quarter of 2022 were $7.8 million, compared with $7.6 million in the same quarter of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 5.9% in the second quarter of 2022, compared with 6.2% in the same quarter of 2021 and 7.3% in the first quarter of 2022. Selling and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2022 were $58.2 million, compared with $43.5 million in the same quarter of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 44.0% for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 35.6% in the same quarter of 2021 and 41.6% in the first quarter of 2022. G&A expenses in the second quarter of 2022 were $9.7 million, compared with $9.5 million in the same quarter of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 7.3% for the second quarter of 2022, compared with 7.8% in the same quarter of 2021 and 8.6% in the first quarter of 2022. Included in G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the second quarter of 2022 were $4.7 million, compared with $5.1 million in the same quarter of 2021 and $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2022.

Loss from operations was $2.5 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $3.5 million in the same quarter of 2021.

Other income, net in the second quarter of 2022 was $0.1 million, compared with other income, net of $17.2 million in the same quarter of 2021. Included in other income, net in the second quarter of 2021, $17.1 million was derived from change in fair value on our equity investment. The gain in fair value change on our equity investment, after respective income tax of $4.2 million, was $12.9 million.

Net loss was $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with net income of $9.5 million in the same quarter of 2021.

Net loss per American Depository Share (“ADS”) was $0.02 in the second quarter of 2022, compared with net income per ADS of $0.08 in the same quarter of 2021. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The diluted net loss per ADS in the second quarter of 2022 was $0.02, compared with the diluted net income per ADS of $0.08 in the same quarter of 2021.

In the second quarter of 2022, the Company’s basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net income per ADS was 113,070,465.

Adjusted EBITDA, which represents (loss) / income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses, was negative $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with income of $14.5 million in the same quarter of 2021.

As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $65.7 million, compared with $59.6 million as of December 31, 2021.

First Half 2022 Financial Results

Total revenues decreased 3.5% year-over-year to $226.1 million from $234.2 million in the same half of 2021. Revenues generated from product sales were $221.2 million, compared with $228.7 million in the same half of 2021. Revenues from services and others were $4.9 million, compared with $5.5 million in the same half of 2021. Included in product sales, revenues from apparel increased by 30.9% to $175.9 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $134.4 million in the same half of 2021. Revenues from apparel represented 77.8% of total revenues in the first half of 2021, and 57.4% in the same half of 2021.

Total cost of revenues was $105.5 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $124.8 million in the same half of 2021. Cost for product sales was $103.3 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $123.0 million in the same half of 2021. Cost for services and others was $2.2 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $1.8 million in the same half of 2021.

Gross profit in the first half of 2022 was $120.7 million, compared with $109.4 million in the same half of 2021. Gross margin was 53.4% in the first half of 2022, compared with 46.7% in the same half of 2021. The increase in gross margin was a result of the Company’s continuous efforts to drive revenues from product categories with higher margins.

Total operating expenses in the first half of 2022 were $129.5 million, compared with $111.5 million in the same half of 2021.

Fulfillment expenses in the first half of 2022 were $14.6 million, compared with $14.9 million in the same half of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, fulfillment expenses were 6.5% in the first half of 2022, compared with 6.3% in the same half of 2021. Selling and marketing expenses in the first half of 2022 were $97.3 million, compared with $79.1 million in the same half of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 43.0% for the first half of 2022, compared with 33.8% in the same half of 2021. G&A expenses in the first half of 2022 were $17.7 million, compared with $17.9 million in the same half of 2021. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 7.8% for the first half of 2022, compared with 7.6% in the same half of 2021. Included in G&A expenses, R&D expenses in the first half of 2022 were $9.3 million, compared with $10.0 million in the same half of 2021.

Loss from operations was $8.9 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $2.1 million in the same half of 2021.

Other income, net was $0.9 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $17.2 million in the same half of 2021. Included in other income, net, change in fair value on our equity investment was $0.8 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $17.1 million in the same half of 2021. The gain in fair value change on our equity investment, after respective income tax of $nil, was $0.8 million in the first half of 2022, compared with $12.9 million after respective income tax of $4.2 million in the same half of 2021.

Net loss was $7.9 million in the first half of 2022, compared with net income of $10.9 million in the same half of 2021.

Net loss per American Depository Share (“ADS”) was $0.07 in the first half of 2022, compared with net income per ADS of $0.10 in the same half of 2021. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. The diluted net loss per ADS for the first half of 2022 was $0.07, compared with the diluted net income per ADS of $0.09 in the same half of 2021.

In the first half of 2022, the Company’s basic weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the net income per ADS was 113,062,096.

Adjusted EBITDA, which represents (loss) / income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses, was negative $6.1 million in the first half of 2022, compared with income of $16.8 million in the same half of 2021. 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures to help evaluate our operating performance:

“Adjusted EBITDA” represents income from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income, interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses. Although other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not present it at all, we believe that the adjusted EBITDA helps to identify underlying trends in our operating results, and facilitate investors’ understanding of the past performance and future prospect.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 6, 2022 (8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on the same day).

Preregistration Information

Participants can register for the conference call by navigating to https://s1.c-conf.com/diamondpass/10024891-4mlfy6f.html. Once preregistration has been completed, participants will receive dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique access PIN.

To join the conference, simply dial the number in the calendar invite you receive after preregistering, enter the event passcode followed by your unique access PIN, 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 September 14, 2022. The dial-in details are:

US/Canada:

+1-855-883-1031

Hong Kong:

800-930-639

Passcode:

10024891

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 a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.com, www.miniinthebox.com, www.ezbuy.sg and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 25 major languages and cover more than 140 countries.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com.

Investor Relations Contact

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Tel: +86 (10) 5900 1548
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

OR

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Tel: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.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 June 30,

2021

2022

ASSETS

Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

55,942

62,118

Restricted cash

3,660

3,603

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses

1,625

316

Amounts due from related parties

2,730

Inventories

11,997

11,055

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

7,947

7,878

Total current assets

83,901

84,970

Property and equipment, net

3,312

2,774

Intangible assets, net

8,232

6,844

Goodwill

30,440

28,994

Operating lease right-of-use assets

11,584

11,852

Long-term rental deposits

1,218

1,073

Long-term investments

56,383

57,232

Other non-current assets

296

454

TOTAL ASSETS

195,366

194,193

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

23,535

15,636

Advance from customers

24,789

30,445

Operating lease liabilities

3,784

4,503

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

57,819

67,808

Total current liabilities

109,927

118,392

Operating lease liabilities

7,864

8,142

Long-term payable

78

55

Deferred tax liabilities

517

522

Unrecognized tax benefits

13,101

12,466

TOTAL LIABILITIES

131,487

139,577

EQUITY

Ordinary shares

17

17

Additional paid-in capital

282,382

282,448

Treasury shares

(29,309)

(29,309)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

2,737

1,316

Accumulated deficit

(192,072)

(199,855)

Non-controlling interests

124

(1)

TOTAL EQUITY

63,879

54,616

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

195,366

194,193

 

 

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

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2022

2021

2022

Revenues

Product sales

119,337

129,828

228,759

221,171

Services and others

2,864

2,527

5,489

4,952

Total revenues

122,201

132,355

234,248

226,123

Cost of revenues

Product sales

(64,001)

(58,214)

(123,033)

(103,284)

Services and others

(1,051)

(983)

(1,808)

(2,167)

Total Cost of revenues

(65,052)

(59,197)

(124,841)

(105,451)

Gross profit

57,149

73,158

109,407

120,672

Operating expenses

Fulfillment

(7,619)

(7,774)

(14,865)

(14,638)

Selling and marketing

(43,531)

(58,225)

(79,122)

(97,257)

General and administrative

(9,494)

(9,661)

(17,910)

(17,727)

Other operating income

45

26

408

92

Total operating expenses

(60,599)

(75,634)

(111,489)

(129,530)

Loss from operations

(3,450)

(2,476)

(2,082)

(8,858)

Interest income

15

7

20

17

Interest expense

(4)

(1)

(8)

(3)

Other income, net*

17,178

83

17,209

945

Total other income

17,189

89

17,221

959

Income / (Loss) before income taxes

13,739

(2,387)

15,139

(7,899)

Income tax expense

(4,282)

(9)

(4,289)

(9)

Net income / (loss)

9,457

(2,396)

10,850

(7,908)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

76

161

Net income / (loss) attributable to LightInTheBox Holding
Co., Ltd.

9,381

(2,396)

10,689

(7,908)

Weighted average numbers of shares used in calculating
income / (loss) per ordinary share

—Basic

224,198,651

226,140,929

224,153,140

226,124,192

—Diluted

226,744,109

226,140,929

226,805,062

226,124,192

Net income / (loss) per ordinary share

—Basic

0.04

(0.01)

0.05

(0.03)

—Diluted

0.04

(0.01)

0.05

(0.03)

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

—Basic

0.08

(0.02)

0.10

(0.07)

—Diluted

0.08

(0.02)

0.09

(0.07)

*Other income, net mainly includes change in fair value on our equity investment.

 

 

LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Reconciliations of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

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

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

June 30,

2021

2022

2021

2022

Net income / (loss)

9,457

(2,396)

10,850

(7,908)

Less: Interest income

15

7

20

17

Interest expense

(4)

(1)

(8)

(3)

Income tax expense

(4,282)

(9)

(4,289)

(9)

Depreciation and amortization

(752)

(861)

(1,492)

(1,719)

EBITDA

14,480

(1,532)

16,619

(6,194)

Less: Share-based compensation

(58)

(30)

(198)

(66)

Adjusted EBITDA*

14,538

(1,502)

16,817

(6,128)

* Adjusted EBITDA represents income / (loss) from operations before share-based compensation expense, interest income,
interest expense, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses.