ALLEN, Texas, Aug. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global commerce services company, is reporting results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

Q2 2020 Highlights vs. Q2 2019

  • Total revenues increased 20% to $82.4 million.

  • Service fee equivalent (SFE) revenue (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) increased 23% to $62.3 million.

  • Service fee gross margin was 34.2% compared to 34.8%.

  • Net loss remained flat at $1.0 million or $(0.05) per share.

  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) more than doubled to $7.2 million compared to $3.4 million.

Management Commentary

“Our business continues to benefit from heightened eCommerce demand in this new COVID-19 environment,” said Mike Willoughby, CEO of PFSweb. “We had a record second quarter for PFS fulfillment volumes, SFE revenue and adjusted EBITDA, and the growth was spread across our client portfolio as most of our core verticals experienced strong momentum, including health & beauty, jewelry, activewear and consumer-packaged goods. More specifically, we witnessed peak levels of consumer demand through online channels in April when stay-at-home mandates were implemented across the country, and we continued to see strong demand even as various economies re-opened in May and June.

“We recently published research on rapidly evolving consumer behavior including adoption of curb-side delivery as an extension of ‘buy online, pick up in store’ and the emergence of a new online conscious consumer. These trends intersect strategically with our PFS product strategy for RetailConnect and CloudPick, as well as LiveArea’s productized offerings including the innovative ‘Scan and Go’ prototype we have developed in collaboration with one of our clients to provide fast, efficient and safe shopping experiences.

“In PFS, we have continued to serve as a vital partner to our clients as we help them navigate this dynamic environment. We increased personnel in our distribution centers, and added at-home personnel and new technology solutions to our virtual contact center environment to better align with the holiday-like volumes. We also experienced our strongest level of Mother’s Day related fulfillment volumes in company history as an increased number of consumers shopped online for their gifts. We believe this is a likely indication of what to expect for the Q4 holiday season, as many analysts predict this will be the strongest digital holiday of all time.

“In LiveArea, as we previously communicated, we experienced a few project delays and lower bookings early in the quarter due to COVID-19 related uncertainties. However, we exited June with a very robust pipeline of prospects looking to enhance their digital capabilities in response to recent online shopping trends resulting from COVID-19. We still have work to do to convert these prospective engagements in order to continue the strong LiveArea performance into the back half of the year and build up our project and engagement backlog as we look ahead to 2021.

“Given the record level of activity in PFS and strong LiveArea backlog and pipeline, we are increasing our 2020 outlook and now expect consolidated SFE revenue growth to be between 9% to 12%, subject to the unknown effects of the pandemic. We also expect adjusted EBITDA margin expansion for the year driven by our improved revenue performance and continued cost focus, partially offset by incremental investments in both the PFS and LiveArea segments in preparation for the upcoming holiday season and 2021, as well as certain anticipated labor cost increases.

“Although we remain comfortable with our balance sheet, liquidity and client receivables, we will continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic on our clients’ operations and prudently manage our own costs and liquidity as a precautionary measure. The incremental investments we are making, including our recently announced new fulfillment center, are imperative in supporting our clients as we begin preparing for the expected record online holiday shopping season. Ensuring we have the necessary capacity and capabilities to support our clients during these unprecedented times will only strengthen our partnerships over the long term, as we anticipate eCommerce will remain a key, if not primary, fixture of consumer shopping long after the pandemic is gone.”

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Total revenues in the second quarter of 2020 increased 20% to $82.4 million compared to $68.5 million in the same period of 2019. Service fee revenue in the second quarter increased 23% to $62.0 million compared to $50.3 million in the second quarter last year. Product revenue from the company’s last remaining client under this legacy business model was $5.9 million compared to $6.1 million in the same period of 2019.

SFE revenue in the second quarter increased 23% to $62.3 million compared to $50.7 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase was primarily driven by the benefit of higher fulfillment activity in PFS.

Service fee gross margin in the second quarter of 2020 was 34.2% compared to 34.8% in the same period of 2019. The slight decrease was primarily due to revenue mix. 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 second quarter of 2020 remained flat at $1.0 million or $(0.05) per share compared to the same period of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter increased significantly to $7.2 million compared to $3.4 million in the year-ago quarter. As a percentage of SFE revenue, adjusted EBITDA margin increased 480 basis points to 11.6% compared to 6.8%. The increase was primarily due to strong growth in SFE revenue and operating leverage.

Non-GAAP net income (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) increased significantly to $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2019.

At June 30, 2020, net debt (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below as total debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents) was $31.0 million compared to $25.4 million at December 31, 2019. The expected increase was primarily due to a change in the credit card collection program for one of the company’s PFS clients.

Cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2020 totaled $9.7 million compared to $12.4 million at December 31, 2019, and total debt was $40.6 million compared to $37.8 million at the end of last year.

2020 Outlook
In light of heightened demand in the company’s PFS segment and the robust LiveArea backlog and pipeline, PFSweb has increased its expectations for consolidated SFE revenue growth to be between 9% to 12% compared to 2019 (previously expected mid-to-high single digit growth), while continuing to expect growth for each of its business units in 2020. Coupled with an ongoing focus on costs, PFSweb also continues to expect to improve adjusted EBITDA margin in 2020.

COVID-19 Response
PFSweb maintains information related to its ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis on its corporate website at www.pfsweb.com/covid-19-response/.

Conference Call
PFSweb will conduct a conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

PFSweb management will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period.

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (7:30 a.m. Central time)
Toll-free dial-in number: (866) 220-4153
International dial-in number: (864) 663-5228
Conference ID: 9670505

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 August 21, 2020.

Toll-free replay number: (855) 859-2056
International replay number: (404) 537-3406
Replay ID: 9670505

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, ASICS, PANDORA, Ralph Lauren, Shiseido Americas, 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), net debt, 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.

Net debt represents total debt, excluding operating lease liabilities, less cash and cash equivalents.

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. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “seek,” “strive,” “predict,” “continue,” “target,” and “estimate” and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and may include assumptions as to how we may perform in the future, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, results of operations and global economic conditions. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee these expectations will actually be achieved. PFS' Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2019 and any subsequent amendments or quarterly reports on Form 10-Q identify 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 periodic reports 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)  
 June 30, December 31,
  2020   2019 
ASSETS   
CURRENT ASSETS:   
Cash and cash equivalents$9,680  $12,434 
Restricted cash 214   214 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,696 and $1,071 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 64,597   72,262 
Inventories, net of reserves of $164 and $291 at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 4,399   3,281 
Other receivables 4,005   3,324 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,282   6,954 
Total current assets 91,177   98,469 
    
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 17,439   18,436 
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS, net 32,399   36,403 
IDENTIFIABLE INTANGIBLES, net 889   1,135 
GOODWILL 44,868   45,393 
OTHER ASSETS 3,853   3,772 
Total assets$190,625  $203,608 
    
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   
CURRENT LIABILITIES:   
Trade accounts payable$29,146  $44,640 
Accrued expenses 22,663   21,625 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 8,798   8,904 
Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations 3,121   2,971 
Deferred revenues 5,072   6,058 
Total current liabilities 68,800   84,198 
    
LONG-TERM DEBT AND CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS, less current portion 37,514   34,829 
DEFERRED REVENUES, less current portion 1,671   1,398 
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES 28,629   33,295 
OTHER LIABILITIES 4,461   3,046 
Total liabilities 141,075   156,766 
    
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; 19,976,731 and 19,465,877 issued at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively; and 19,943,264 and 19,432,410 outstanding at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively 19   19 
Additional paid-in capital 163,139   158,192 
Accumulated deficit (111,161)  (109,943)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (2,322)  (1,301)
Treasury stock at cost, 33,467 shares (125)  (125)
Total shareholders' equity 49,550   46,842 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$190,625  $203,608 



PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
        
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
REVENUES:       
  Service fee revenue$61,996  $50,331  $116,294  $101,769 
  Product revenue, net 5,915   6,138   13,447   13,638 
  Pass-through revenue 14,524   12,041   29,393   25,253 
  Total revenues 82,435   68,510   159,134   140,660 
        
COSTS OF REVENUES:       
  Cost of service fee revenue 40,765   32,809   75,481   66,767 
  Cost of product revenue 5,590   5,791   12,713   12,868 
  Cost of pass-through revenue 14,524   12,041   29,393   25,253 
  Total costs of revenues 60,879   50,641   117,587   104,888 
  Gross profit 21,556   17,869   41,547   35,772 
SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 21,541   18,096   40,911   36,443 
  Income (loss) from operations 15   (227)  636   (671)
INTEREST EXPENSE, NET 375   448   788   959 
  Income (loss) before income taxes (360)  (675)  (152)  (1,630)
INCOME TAX EXPENSE 627   300   1,066   509 
NET LOSS (987)  (975)  (1,218)  (2,139)
NON-GAAP NET INCOME$4,531  $442  $5,608  $620 
        
NET LOSS PER SHARE:       
  Basic$(0.05) $(0.05) $(0.06) $(0.11)
  Diluted$(0.05) $(0.05) $(0.06) $(0.11)
        
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING:       
  Basic 19,800   19,444   19,739   19,465 
  Diluted 19,800   19,444   19,739   19,465 
        
EBITDA$1,979  $2,326  $4,885  $4,597 
ADJUSTED EBITDA$7,245  $3,446  $11,202  $6,763 



PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP
(In Thousands)
        
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
        
NET LOSS$(987) $(975) $(1,218) $(2,139)
  Income tax expense 627   300   1,066   509 
  Interest expense, net 375   448   788   959 
  Depreciation and amortization 1,964   2,553   4,249   5,268 
EBITDA 1,979   2,326   4,885   4,597 
  Stock-based compensation 5,154   679   5,699   1,330 
  Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs 112   441   618   836 
ADJUSTED EBITDA$7,245  $3,446  $11,202  $6,763 
        
        
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
        
NET LOSS$(987) $(975) $(1,218) $(2,139)
  Stock-based compensation 5,154   679   5,699   1,330 
  Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 122   168   245   334 
  Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs 112   441   618   836 
  Deferred tax expense - goodwill amortization 130   129   264   259 
NON-GAAP NET INCOME$4,531  $442  $5,608  $620 
        
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
        
TOTAL REVENUES$82,435  $68,510  $159,134  $140,660 
  Pass-through revenue (14,524)  (12,041)  (29,393)  (25,253)
  Cost of product revenue (5,590)  (5,791)  (12,713)  (12,868)
SERVICE FEE EQUIVALENT REVENUE$62,321  $50,678  $117,028  $102,539 



PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Segment Information
 and Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP
(In Thousands)
        
The segment financial data for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, 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 Six months ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
PFS Operations       
Revenues:       
Service fee revenue$41,414  $31,700  $74,845  $64,754 
Product revenue, net 5,915   6,138   13,447   13,638 
Pass-through revenue 13,916   11,412   27,873   24,289 
Total revenues 61,245   49,250   116,165   102,681 
Costs of revenues:       
Cost of service fee revenue 29,434   22,755   52,739   46,675 
Cost of product revenue 5,590   5,791   12,713   12,868 
Cost of pass-through revenue 13,916   11,412   27,873   24,289 
Total costs of revenues 48,940   39,958   93,325   83,832 
Gross profit 12,305   9,292   22,840   18,849 
Direct operating expenses 7,903   7,163   15,348   14,195 
Direct contribution 4,402   2,129   7,492   4,654 
Depreciation and amortization 1,421   1,981   3,195   4,033 
Stock-based compensation 871   119   940   236 
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs 97   23   737   487 
ADJUSTED EBITDA$6,791  $4,252  $12,364  $9,410 
        
TOTAL REVENUES$61,245  $49,250  $116,165  $102,681 
Pass-through revenue (13,916)  (11,412)  (27,873)  (24,289)
Cost of product revenue (5,590)  (5,791)  (12,713)  (12,868)
SERVICE FEE EQUIVALENT REVENUE$41,739  $32,047  $75,579  $65,524 



PFSweb, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Segment Information
 and Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Items to GAAP
(In Thousands)
        
 Three Months Ended Six months ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
LiveArea Professional Services       
Revenues:       
Service fee revenue$20,582  $18,631  $41,449  $37,015 
Pass-through revenue 608   629   1,520   964 
Total revenues 21,190   19,260   42,969   37,979 
Costs of revenues:       
Cost of service fee revenue 11,331   10,054   22,742   20,092 
Cost of pass-through revenue 608   629   1,520   964 
Total costs of revenues 11,939   10,683   24,262   21,056 
Gross profit 9,251   8,577   18,707   16,923 
Direct operating expenses 8,802   6,276   15,076   12,749 
Direct contribution 449   2,301   3,631   4,174 
Depreciation and amortization 206   284   429   615 
Stock-based compensation 2,256   147   2,391   297 
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs 5   25   6   58 
ADJUSTED EBITDA$2,916  $2,757  $6,457  $5,144 
        
Corporate       
Selling, general and administrative expenses$(4,836) $(4,657) $(10,487) $(9,499)
Depreciation and amortization 337   288   625   620 
EBITDA (4,499)  (4,369)  (9,862)  (8,879)
Stock-based compensation 2,027   413   2,368   797 
Acquisition-related, restructuring and other costs 10   393   (125)  291 
ADJUSTED EBITDA$(2,462) $(3,563) $(7,619) $(7,791)