SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation(Nasdaq: HEAR), a leading gaming audio and accessory provider, has increased its sales outlook for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 based on continued strong demand and significant additional increases in product supply.
The Company now expects sales in the second quarter of 2020 to range between $74 million and $77 million, compared to $41.3 million reported in the second quarter of 2019. This would exceed the previous record of $60.8 million reported in the second quarter of 2018 by at least 21% when demand for console headsets was fueled by battle royale games such as Fortnite. On May 7th, the Company provided an outlook for second quarter 2020 sales between $42 million and $47 million.
"Although the second quarter has not yet ended, we now know that based on sales already booked and current visibility on product supply that our sales for the quarter will exceed the high end of our earlier forecast by more than 55%," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "Consumer demand for both console and PC gaming headsets and accessories has remained stronger than expected. More importantly, our team has been able to further increase supply and respond to changes in the market with remarkable speed and agility.
"Our second quarter outlook from six weeks ago anticipated retail demand normalizing during May and supply remaining highly constrained despite the more than three-fold increase in factory output we had already achieved. Retail demand has remained strong and, we believe, sales have been highly limited by continuing supply constraints, such that any increase in supply leads directly to revenues and sell-through. We were able to further significantly increase factory output and expedite deliveries into the second quarter to achieve additional expected sales of at least $27 million above our prior outlook. We expect that strong operational execution as well as tight coordination with our retail partners to productively allocate supply will enable us to achieve record sales in the second quarter of this year and, given our strong share position, for the overall console headset market as well.
"Looking toward the balance of the year, while it remains unclear the extent to which the current sales surge represents a pull-forward of sales that might otherwise have occurred later in the year, we anticipate being able to reflect all or most of the increased second quarter revenue when we provide updated full-year guidance as part of our next quarterly earnings report. We expect to enter July with channel inventories still needing significant replenishment. We also expect the higher revenues to drive higher adjusted EBITDA for the quarter and the year, partially offset by higher expediting costs incurred to achieve the incremental sales."
The Company expects to update its full year outlook when actual second quarter results are reported in early August.
About Turtle Beach Corporation Turtle Beach Corporation (www.corp.turtlebeach.com) is one of the world's leading gaming audio and accessory providers, headquartered in San Diego, CA. The Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is highly respected for its pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for 10 years running. Turtle Beach's ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.org) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products. Under the ROCCAT brand, Turtle Beach creates award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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