TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the leading e-commerce providers of automotive parts and accessories, is reporting results for the third quarter ended September 26, 2020.
Q3 2020 Highlights vs. Q3 2019
Net sales increased 69% to $117.4 million compared to $69.3 million.
Gross profit more than doubled to a company record $43.1 million compared to $21.1 million.
Gross margin expanded 620 basis points to a company record 36.7% compared to 30.5%.
Net income improved significantly to $1.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(1.4) million or $(0.04) per share.
Adjusted EBITDA increased almost 4x to $5.1 million compared to $1.3 million.
Successfully completed a public equity offering of $60.5 million in net proceeds, which closed on August 18, 2020 and was 3 times oversubscribed.
"The investments we made in our technology, marketing and supply chain starting in 2019 enabled us to return to growth and margin expansion beginning in the first quarter of this year and continuing through the third quarter, driving exceptional growth across our business," said Lev Peker, CEO of CarParts.com. "In fact, gross profit and gross margin reached record highs, and we have continued to generate significant year-over-year increases to our bottom line thanks to our focus on positive unit economics, even on the first purchase. Our team has done an incredible job of maintaining our strong performance while addressing the elevated and evolving e-commerce demand.
"Currently there are 3 major consumer behavior changes that are helping to propel our growth: a shift from Do It For Me to DIY, a secular shift from offline to online, and more recently, a shift away from public transportation which is combined with the oldest car fleet the country has ever seen. To capitalize on these improvements, we are continuously investing in our business.
"Across our organization, we have made exceptional progress in establishing CarParts.com as a modern and scalable e-commerce company. As we look to the fourth quarter and our trajectory into 2021, we will work to further optimize both our back-end and our customer-facing operations. We will continue to focus on expanding our inventory and fulfillment network capabilities, and remain financially disciplined when deploying capital to the areas of our business that generate the strongest returns. We are proud of the strong foundation we have built and will remain focused on building a long-lasting, exceptional company."
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Net sales in the third quarter increased 69% to $117.4 million compared to $69.3 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily driven by triple-digit revenue growth from CarParts.com, the company's primary sales channel.
Gross profit in the third quarter more than doubled to a record $43.1 million compared to $21.1 million in the third quarter of last year, with gross margin up 620 basis points to 36.7% compared to 30.5%. These increases were mainly driven by favorable product and channel mix, as well as efficiencies in logistics operations.
Net income in the third quarter improved significantly to $1.4 million or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(1.4) million or $(0.04) per share in the third quarter of last year.
Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter increased significantly to $5.1 million compared to $1.3 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was driven by the significant net sales growth and continued benefit of long-term operational improvements implemented across all areas of the business.
On September 26, 2020, the company's cash balance increased significantly to $59.0 million compared to a $2.3 million cash balance at December 28, 2019. The increase was primarily driven by the company's successful completion of its underwritten public equity offering of $60.5 million in net proceeds, which closed on August 18, 2020 and was 3x oversubscribed. The company also paid down $12.0 million of liabilities tied to our credit facility and has the ability to flex its facility with JP Morgan Chase up to $40.0 million. These initiatives significantly expand the company's available liquidity.
CarParts.com CEO Lev Peker and CFO/COO David Meniane will host a conference call today, followed by a question and answer period.
To listen to the live call, please click the link above to access the webcast at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time to register your name and organization. The audio webcast will be archived on the company's website at www.carparts.com/investor.
If you are unable to join via the webcast, you may dial in to the call at 833-649-1138 (domestic) or 918-922-3112 (international) using access code 1029999. A telephone replay will also be available on the same day through November 23, 2020 at 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international) using access code 1029999.
For over 20 years, CarParts.com has been a leader in the e-commerce automotive aftermarket, providing collision, engine, and performance parts and accessories. With over 50 million parts delivered, we've helped everyday drivers across the continental United States find the right parts to keep their vehicles on the road.
With a focus on the end-to-end customer experience, we've designed our website and sourcing network to simplify the way drivers get the parts they need. Our vehicle selector and easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly website offer customers guaranteed fitment and a convenient online shopping experience. And with our own wide distribution network, we bring the very best brands and manufacturers directly to consumer hands, cutting out all the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs to provide quality parts at a discount for our loyal customers. Combined with our 90-day return policy and satisfaction guarantee, CarParts.com makes it simple for customers to get parts delivered straight to their door.
CarParts.com is headquartered in Torrance, California.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Regulation G, and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, define and prescribe the conditions for use of certain non-GAAP financial information. We provide "Adjusted EBITDA," which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income (loss) before (a) interest expense, net; (b) income tax provision (benefit); (c) depreciation and amortization expense; (d) amortization of intangible assets; (e) share-based compensation expense; and in 2019, (f) costs associated with our customs issue; and (g) costs associated with the employee transitions. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) is provided below.
The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides important supplemental information to management and investors. This non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business and results of operations.
Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as one measure of the Company's operating performance because it assists in comparing the Company's operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of stock compensation expense and the costs associated with the customs issue, as well as other items that we do not believe are representative of our ongoing operating performance. Internally, this non-GAAP measure is also used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; for allocating resources to enhance financial performance; and for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the ongoing operations of companies in our industry.
This non-GAAP financial measure is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company's non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are all unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains statements which are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business and its industry, as well as certain assumptions made by the Company. These statements are forward looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "could," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "believes," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "would," "will likely continue" and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our future operating results and financial condition, the impact of changes in our key operating metrics, and our potential growth and our liquidity requirements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.
Important factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competitive pressures, our dependence on search engines to attract customers, demand for the Company's products, the online market and channel mix for aftermarket auto parts, the economy in general, increases in commodity and component pricing that would increase the Company's product costs, the operating restrictions in its credit agreement, the weather, the impact of the customs issues and any other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Risk Factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10–K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10–Q, which are available at www.carparts.com/investor and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements in this release and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Unless otherwise required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; $1.45 per share liquidation value or aggregate of $6,017; 4,150 shares authorized; 0 and 2,771 shares issued and outstanding at September 26, 2020 and December 28, 2019
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 47,772 and 36,167 shares issued and outstanding at September 26, 2020 and December 28, 2019 (of which 2,525 are treasury stock)
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