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PFSweb Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

24 Days ago

ALLEN, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global commerce services company, is reporting results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Summary vs. Same Year-Ago Quarter

  • Total revenues were $68.0 million compared to $77.7 million.
  • Service fee equivalent (SFE) revenue (a non-GAAP measure defined below) was $49.9 million compared to $53.3 million.
  • Service fee gross margin was 34.9% compared to 36.5%.
  • Net loss was $1.6 million or $(0.08) per share, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million or $(0.04) per share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure defined below) was $3.1 million compared to $5.5 million.

Management Commentary
“As expected, our third quarter results were largely in line with our second quarter,” said Michael Willoughby, CEO of PFSweb. “2019 continues to be a transition year in terms of our financial performance, primarily driven by the loss of revenue and unplanned excess facility capacity in our PFS segment from two client bankruptcies earlier this year, as well as reduced project activity in the LiveArea business. However, the investments and leadership changes we have made over the last year to revamp our sales and marketing strategy are bearing fruit. As such, we believe we are establishing an increasingly strong foundation for our expected return to SFE revenue and profitability growth in 2020.

“Driven by our renewed focus on our core vertical industry expertise and expansion of service offerings to small and medium-sized businesses, PFS had another successful quarter of new client wins, putting us on pace for one of the strongest years of new PFS bookings in company history. While some of these bookings positively contribute to our current year financial results, we expect to see even stronger contribution in 2020 as we realize more of a full year benefit from these new client programs.

“Additionally, we had a very strong quarter of client bookings for our LiveArea practice, which benefitted from our new executive, sales and marketing leadership gaining traction in the market. We are increasingly seeing the market-differentiating advantage of our full end-to-end commerce service offering, which combines the broad technology platform and digital experience from LiveArea with the physical experience from PFS.

“As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, our PFS clients are once again forecasting overall strong online holiday sales growth. We have already begun to ramp personnel and technology across our various distribution centers, and we look forward to once again executing at a high level for our clients during this important time of the year.

“Looking beyond the holidays, with a LiveArea team staffed with high-performance sales and marketing leaders driving early strong results, coupled with the high level of recurring revenue bookings in PFS, we believe we have good visibility into 2020 and are well-positioned to return to growth next year. As a result, we currently anticipate our 2020 consolidated SFE revenue to grow in the mid-to-high single digits compared to 2019, with an improved adjusted EBITDA margin performance as well.”

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Total revenues in the third quarter of 2019 were $68.0 million compared to $77.7 million in the same period of 2018. Service fee revenue in the third quarter was $49.6 million compared to $52.9 million in the third quarter last year. Product revenue from the company’s last remaining client under this legacy business model was $6.6 million compared to $8.5 million in the same period of 2018.

SFE revenue was $49.9 million compared to $53.3 million in the year-ago quarter. The decline was primarily driven by the loss of PFS revenue related to two client bankruptcies earlier in the year and reduced system integration project activity in LiveArea, partially offset by new client wins.

Service fee gross margin in the third quarter of 2019 was 34.9% compared to 36.5% in the same period of 2018. The decrease was primarily due to LiveArea gross margins declining as the company continued to experience increased labor and incremental costs on certain client projects. Additionally, the decrease was due to revenue mix in the PFS segment, with a higher percentage of revenues generated from lower margin transportation management and fulfillment services. Gross margins for both segments continued to be within the guidance range of 25% to 30% for the PFS segment and 40% to 50% for the LiveArea segment.

Net loss in the third quarter of 2019 was $1.6 million or $(0.08) per share, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million or $(0.04) per share in the same period of 2018. Net loss in the third quarter of 2019 included $0.9 million of stock-based compensation expense, $0.8 million of acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs, $0.2 million in amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and $0.1 million of deferred tax expense related to goodwill amortization. This compares to $1.1 million of stock-based compensation expense, $1.0 million of acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs, $0.4 million in amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and a $0.1 million deferred tax credit related to goodwill amortization in the same period of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter was $3.1 million compared to $5.5 million in the year-ago quarter. As a percentage of SFE revenue, adjusted EBITDA was 6.3% compared to 10.4%, with the decrease primarily due to the aforementioned lower sales, as well as the impact of incremental sales and marketing spend and PFS facility related costs.

Non-GAAP net income in the third quarter of 2019 was $0.4 million compared to $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2018.

At September 30, 2019, net debt (defined as total debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents) was $23.3 million compared to $26.5 million at December 31, 2018. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $13.5 million compared to $15.4 million at December 31, 2018. Total debt at September 30, 2019 was $36.8 million compared to $42.0 million at the end of last year.

2019 & 2020 Outlook
PFSweb continues to expect consolidated 2019 SFE revenue to range between $215 million and $225 million, with adjusted EBITDA ranging between $14 million and $17 million.

Based on the success of its sales and marketing efforts, PFSweb currently expects to report growth for each of its business units in 2020, with consolidated SFE revenue growing mid-to-high single digits compared to 2019. Coupled with an ongoing focus on costs, PFSweb also expects to improve its adjusted EBITDA margin performance in 2020.

Conference Call
PFSweb will conduct a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

PFSweb CEO Mike Willoughby and CFO Tom Madden will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (5:30 a.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-220-8474
International dial-in number: 1-646-828-8193
Conference ID: 6331760

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.pfsweb.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on the same day through November 25, 2019.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 6331760

About PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) is a global commerce services company that manages the online customer shopping experience on behalf of major branded manufacturers and retailers. Across two business units – LiveArea for strategy consulting, creative design, digital marketing, and web development services, and PFS for order fulfillment, contact center, payment processing/fraud management, and order management services – they provide solutions to a broad range of Fortune 500® companies and household brand names such as Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal USA, Ralph Lauren, PANDORA, ASICS, the United States Mint, and many more. PFSweb enables these brands to provide a more convenient and brand-centric online shopping experience through both traditional and online business channels. The company is headquartered in Allen, TX with additional locations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.pfsweb.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains certain non-GAAP measures, including non-GAAP net income (loss), earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA and service fee equivalent revenue.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) represents net income (loss) calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP as adjusted for the impact of non-cash stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs), amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets and deferred tax expense for goodwill amortization.

EBITDA represents earnings (or losses) before interest, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA further eliminates the effect of stock-based compensation, as well as acquisition-related, restructuring, and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs).

Service fee equivalent revenue represents service fee revenue plus the gross profit earned on product revenue and does not alter existing revenue recognition.

Non-GAAP net income (loss), EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and service fee equivalent revenue are used by management, analysts, investors and other interested parties in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry. The calculation of non-GAAP net income (loss) eliminates the effect of stock-based compensation, acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs (including certain client related bankruptcy costs), amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, and deferred tax expense for goodwill amortization, and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA further eliminate the effect of financing, remaining income taxes and the accounting effects of capital spending, which items may vary from different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. Service fee equivalent revenue allows client contracts with similar operational support models but different financial models to be combined as if all contracts were being operated on a service fee revenue basis.

PFS believes these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by focusing on certain operational metrics and excluding certain expenses in order to present its core operating performance and results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the GAAP results in the attached tables.

Forward-Looking Statements
The matters discussed herein consist of forward-looking information under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to and involves risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information. PFS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 identifies certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward looking statements made and investors are advised to review the Annual Report of the company and the Risk Factors described therein. PFS undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future. There may be additional risks that we do not currently view as material or that are not presently known.

Company Contact:
Michael C. Willoughby
Chief Executive Officer
Or
Thomas J. Madden
Chief Financial Officer
1-972-881-2900

Investor Relations:
Sean Mansouri, CFA or Scott Liolios
Gateway Investor Relations
1-949-574-3860
PFSW@gatewayir.com


PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(In Thousands, Except Share Data)  
   
  (Unaudited)
September 30,
2019
  December 31,
2018
 
ASSETS        
CURRENT ASSETS:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,511     $ 15,419    
Restricted cash   207       207    
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $917 and $585 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   50,613       72,415    
Inventories, net of reserves of $291 and $298 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   4,061       6,090    
Other receivables   3,018       4,014    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   5,678       6,943    
Total current assets   77,088       105,088    
         
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net   19,466       21,496    
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS   36,340       -    
IDENTIFIABLE INTANGIBLES, net   1,301       1,803    
GOODWILL   44,936       45,185    
OTHER ASSETS   3,829       3,501    
Total assets $ 182,960     $ 177,073    
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
CURRENT LIABILITIES:        
Trade accounts payable $ 32,992     $ 47,580    
Accrued expenses   18,004       24,623    
Current portion of operating lease liabilities   8,457       -    
Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease obligations   3,002       2,610    
Deferred revenues   4,287       7,328    
Total current liabilities   66,742       82,141    
         
LONG-TERM DEBT AND FINANCE LEASE OBLIGATIONS, less current portion   33,811       39,348    
DEFERRED REVENUES, less current portion   1,532       1,927    
DEFERRED RENT   -       4,625    
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES   33,581       -    
OTHER LIABILITIES   2,929       2,449    
Total liabilities   138,595       130,490    
         
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES        
         
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:        
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding   -       -    
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 35,000,000 shares authorized; 19,465,877 and 19,294,296 issued at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively; and 19,432,410 and 19,260,829 outstanding at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   19       19    
Additional paid-in capital   157,346       155,455    
Accumulated deficit   (111,550 )     (107,773 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (1,325 )     (993 )  
Treasury stock at cost, 33,467 shares   (125 )     (125 )  
Total shareholders' equity   44,365       46,583    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 182,960     $ 177,073    
         


PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)  
                         
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2019     2018     2019     2018    
REVENUES:                        
Service fee revenue $  49,602   $  52,890   $  151,371   $  162,519  
Product revenue, net   6,579     8,469     20,216     27,081  
Pass-through revenue   11,810     16,342     37,063     43,573  
Total revenues   67,991     77,701     208,650     233,173  
                         
COSTS OF REVENUES:                        
Cost of service fee revenue   32,296     33,576     99,062     102,478  
Cost of product revenue   6,250     8,099     19,117     25,819  
Cost of pass-through revenue   11,810     16,342     37,063     43,573  
Total costs of revenues   50,356     58,017     155,242     171,870  
Gross profit   17,635     19,684     53,408     61,303  
SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES   18,886     19,007     55,329     59,423  
Income (loss) from operations   (1,251)     677     (1,921)     1,880  
INTEREST EXPENSE, net   458     612     1,418     1,802  
Income (loss) before income taxes   (1,709)     65     (3,339)     78  
INCOME TAX (BENEFIT) EXPENSE, net   (71)     751     438     2,140  
NET LOSS $  (1,638)   $  (686)   $  (3,777)   $  (2,062)  
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $  357   $  1,918   $  976   $  4,195  
                         
NET LOSS PER SHARE:                        
Basic $  (0.08)   $  (0.04)   $  (0.19)   $  (0.11)  
Diluted $  (0.08)   $  (0.04)   $  (0.19)   $  (0.11)  
                         
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING:                        
Basic   19,432     19,258     19,454     19,193  
Diluted   19,432     19,258     19,454     19,193  
                         
EBITDA $  1,423   $  3,416   $  6,021   $  10,577  
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 3,121   $  5,528   $  9,884   $  15,283  


PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries  
Unaudited Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP  
(In Thousands)  
                 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2019       2018       2019       2018    
                 
NET LOSS $ (1,638 )   $ (686 )   $ (3,777 )   $ (2,062 )  
Income tax (benefit) expense, net   (71 )     751       438       2,140    
Interest expense, net   458       612       1,418       1,802    
Depreciation and amortization   2,674       2,739       7,942       8,697    
EBITDA   1,423       3,416       6,021       10,577    
Stock-based compensation   852       1,067       2,181       3,073    
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs   846       1,045       1,682       1,633    
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 3,121     $ 5,528     $ 9,884     $ 15,283    
                 
                 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2019       2018       2019       2018    
                 
NET LOSS $ (1,638 )   $ (686 )   $ (3,777 )   $ (2,062 )  
Stock-based compensation   852       1,067       2,181       3,073    
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   167       368       501       1,198    
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs   846       1,045       1,682       1,633    
Deferred tax expense - goodwill amortization   130       124       389       353    
NON-GAAP NET INCOME $ 357     $ 1,918     $ 976     $ 4,195    
                 
                 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2019       2018       2019       2018    
                 
TOTAL REVENUES $ 67,991     $ 77,701     $ 208,650     $ 233,173    
Pass-through revenue   (11,810 )     (16,342 )     (37,063 )     (43,573 )  
Cost of product revenue   (6,250 )     (8,099 )     (19,117 )     (25,819 )  
SERVICE FEE EQUIVALENT REVENUE $ 49,931     $ 53,260     $ 152,470     $ 163,781    
                 


PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Segment Information
 and Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP
(In Thousands)
               
Effective January 1, 2018, the company changed its organizational structure in an effort to create more effective and efficient operations and to improve client and service focus. As a result, the company is now presenting supplemental financial data below based on the reportable operating business segments of its PFS Operations and LiveArea Professional Services units, which are comprised of strategic businesses that are defined by the types of service offerings they provide. In addition, certain costs that are not fully directly allocable to a business unit are presented as Corporate selling, general, and administrative expenses.

The segment financial data for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, reflect the financial performance for each of the segments based on the current financial presentation reviewed by the company’s Chief Operating Decision Makers. The company is continuing to evaluate its segregation of costs among the business units, including an effort to further allocate certain Corporate costs into the two operating business units to enhance cost focus and responsibility.
               
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
PFS Operations              
Revenues:              
Service fee revenue $ 31,176     $ 32,106     $ 95,930     $ 100,222  
Product revenue, net   6,579       8,469       20,216       27,081  
Pass-through revenue   10,760       15,702       35,049       42,076  
Total revenues   48,515       56,277       151,195       169,379  
Costs of revenues:              
Cost of service fee revenue   22,349       22,837       69,023       71,135  
Cost of product revenue   6,250       8,099       19,117       25,819  
Cost of pass-through revenue   10,760       15,702       35,049       42,076  
Total costs of revenues   39,359       46,638       123,189       139,030  
Gross profit   9,156       9,639       28,006       30,349  
Direct operating expenses   7,454       6,251       21,649       18,724  
Direct contribution   1,702       3,388       6,357       11,625  
Depreciation and amortization   2,120       1,913       6,153       5,971  
Stock-based compensation   144       271       379       558  
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs   914       -       1,401       228  
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 4,880     $ 5,572     $ 14,290     $ 18,382  
               
TOTAL REVENUES $ 48,515     $ 56,277     $ 151,195     $ 169,379  
Pass-through revenue   (10,760 )     (15,702 )     (35,049 )     (42,076 )
Cost of product revenue   (6,250 )     (8,099 )     (19,117 )     (25,819 )
SERVICE FEE EQUIVALENT REVENUE $ 31,505     $ 32,476     $ 97,029     $ 101,484  
               


PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Segment Information
 and Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP
(In Thousands)
               
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2019       2018       2019       2018  
LiveArea Professional Services              
Revenues:              
Service fee revenue $ 18,426     $ 20,784     $ 55,441     $ 62,297  
Pass-through revenue   1,050       640       2,014       1,497  
Total revenues   19,476       21,424       57,455       63,794  
Costs of revenues:              
Cost of service fee revenue   9,947       10,739       30,039       31,343  
Cost of pass-through revenue   1,050       640       2,014       1,497  
Total costs of revenues   10,997       11,379       32,053       32,840  
Gross profit   8,479       10,045       25,402       30,954  
Direct operating expenses   5,885       6,575       18,634       23,487  
Direct contribution   2,594       3,470       6,768       7,467  
Depreciation and amortization   276       520       891       1,765  
Stock-based compensation   261       170       558       469  
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs   53       74       111       366  
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ 3,184     $ 4,234     $ 8,328     $ 10,067  
               
Corporate              
Selling, general and administrative expenses $ (5,547 )   $ (6,181 )   $ (15,046 )   $ (17,212 )
Depreciation and amortization   278       306       898       961  
EBITDA   (5,269 )     (5,875 )     (14,148 )     (16,251 )
Stock-based compensation   447       626       1,244       2,046  
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs   (121 )     971       170       1,039  
ADJUSTED EBITDA $ (4,943 )   $ (4,278 )   $ (12,734 )   $ (13,166 )
               

 

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