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LightInTheBox Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

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BEIJING, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:LITB) ("LightInTheBox" or the "Company"), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Net revenues decreased 3.6% year-over-year to $70.1 million from $72.7 million in the same quarter of 2017. Net revenues from product sales were $66.0 million, compared with $64.8 million in the same quarter of 2017. Net revenues from service and others were $4.1 million, compared with $7.9 million in the same quarter of 2017. As a percentage of net revenues, service and others accounted for 5.8% during the first quarter of 2018.

Total orders of product sales were 1.3 million during the first quarter of 2018, compared with 1.6 million in the same quarter of 2017. Total number of product sales customers was 1.0 million, compared with 1.2 million in the same quarter of 2017.

Product sales in the apparel category were $19.9 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared with $21.2 million in the same quarter of 2017. As a percentage of product sales, apparel revenues accounted for 30.2%, compared with 32.8% in the same quarter of 2017. Product sales from other general merchandise were $46.1 million for the first quarter of 2018.

Product sales from Europe were $33.9 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared with $33.5 million in the same quarter of 2017, representing 51.4% of total product sales for the first quarter of 2018. Product sales from North America were $13.8 million, compared with $17.4 million in the same quarter of 2017, representing 20.9% of total product sales for the first quarter of 2018. Product sales from GCC were $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared with $0.3 million in the same quarter of 2017, representing 4.0% of total product sales for the first quarter of 2018, while product sales from other countries were $15.7 million, representing 23.7% of total product sales for the same quarter.

Total cost of revenues was $49.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with $48.5 million in the same quarter of 2017. Cost for product sales was $45.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with $41.0 million in the same quarter of 2017. Cost for service and others was $3.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with $7.5 million in the same quarter of 2017.

Gross profit for the first quarter of 2018 was $20.5 million, compared with $24.2 million in the same quarter of 2017. Gross margin was 29.2% in the first quarter of 2018, compared with 33.3% in the same quarter of 2017.

Total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2018 were $28.6 million, compared with $26.8 million in the same quarter of 2017.

  • Fulfillment expenses in the first quarter of 2018 were $4.5 million, compared with $3.8 million in the same quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total net revenues, fulfillment expenses were 6.4%, compared to 5.2% in the same quarter of 2017 and 5.5% for the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in the first quarter of 2018 were $16.1 million, compared with $15.2 million in the same quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total net revenues, selling and marketing expenses were 23.0%, compared to 20.9% in the same quarter of 2017 and 19.4% for the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses in the first quarter of 2018 were $8.0 million, compared with $7.8 million in the same quarter of 2017. As a percentage of total net revenues, G&A expenses were 11.4%, compared with 10.8% in the same quarter of 2017 and 8.7% for the fourth quarter of 2017. G&A expenses in the first quarter of 2018 included $3.0 million in technology investments, compared with $2.5 million in the same quarter of 2017.

Loss from operations was $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with a loss from operations of $2.6 million in the same quarter of 2017.

Net loss was $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2018, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million during the same quarter of 2017.

Net loss per American Depository Share ("ADS") was $0.12 in the first quarter of 2018, compared with net loss per ADS of $0.03 in the same quarter of 2017. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

For the first quarter of 2018, the Company's weighted average number of ADSs used in computing the loss per ADS was 67,100,429.

As of March 31, 2018, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $54.6 million, compared with $70.0 million as of December 31, 2017. 

Share Repurchase Program

On June 15, 2017, the Company announced the extension of its existing share repurchase program for an additional twelve month period from June 15, 2017 through June 14, 2018 to continue to repurchase up to the remaining balance of the $10 million of its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"). As of March 31, 2018, the Company had repurchased a total of $6.8 million of its ADSs.

New Revenue Standard

On January 1, 2018, we adopted Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASC 606"), utilizing the modified retrospective transition method to all contracts that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2018 are presented under ASC 606, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for the prior periods.       

The application of ASC 606 had no material impact on the company's consolidated financial statements as of and for the three month ended March 31, 2018.

About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

LightInTheBox is a global online retail company 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 and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 23 major languages and cover more than 80% of global Internet users.

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

Investor Relations Contact

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Tel: +86 (10) 5900 3429
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

OR

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +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 third 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. dollar in thousands)








 As of December 31, 


 As of March 31, 



2017


2018

ASSETS





Current Assets





Cash and cash equivalents


68,441


53,231

Restricted cash


1,573


1,381

Accounts receivable


3,433


3,408

Inventories, net


11,841


13,918

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


15,696


17,560

Total current assets


100,984


89,498

Property and equipment, net


920


1,096

Acquired intangible assets, net


210


209

Goodwill


690


690

Long-term rental deposit


671


684

Long-term investment


5,262


5,519

TOTAL ASSETS


108,737


97,696






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