Overstock Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Midvale, Utah, UNITED STATES

First quarter net revenue growth of 94% year over year to $660 million

First quarter income from continuing operations of $26 million, an increase of $40 million year over year

SALT LAKE CITY, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights, from continuing operations

Total net revenue was $660 million, an increase of 94% year over year
Gross profit was $154 million or 23.3% of total net revenue, an increase of 141 basis points year over year
Income from continuing operations was $26 million, an improvement of $40 million year over year
Diluted earnings per share was $0.56, an improvement of $0.90 year over year
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $34 million, an improvement of $40 million year over year
YTD net cash provided by operating activities was $74 million, an improvement of $76 million year over year
YTD free cash flow (non-GAAP) improved $76 million year over year
At the end of the first quarter, cash and cash equivalents totaled $535 million

"On the heels of a record 2020, Overstock continues to execute consistently and delivered strong results for the first quarter of 2021," said Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson. "Our strong momentum reflects our purposeful and strategic focus on our home business and the operational changes we've made and continue to put in place. For the first quarter, our net revenue increased by 94%, and our active customers nearly doubled again. Our focus on improving the customer experience and making our brand vision of 'Dream Homes for All' a reality is paying off. In addition, our strategic partnership with Pelion Venture Partners for oversight of Medici Ventures' blockchain assets closed ahead of schedule and we believe it will provide the portfolio companies the opportunities they need to succeed. We have had another great quarter of profitable market share growth! We believe Overstock is well positioned to sustain this profitable path through 2021 and beyond. I look forward to providing a full update on our first quarter performance during our earnings call."

First Quarter 2021 Operational Highlights

Active customers reached 9.9 million as of March 31, 2021, an increase of 92% year over year
LTM net revenue per active customer was $283 as of March 31, 2021, an increase of 3.7% year over year
Orders delivered in the first quarter of 2021 were 3.6 million, an increase of 66% year over year
Average order value was $183 for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 17% year over year
Orders per active customer, measured as LTM orders divided by active customers, was 1.66 for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 1.70 for the first quarter of 2020
Orders placed on a mobile device were 50.1% of gross merchandise sales in the first quarter 2021, an increase of 380 basis points year over year

Partnership with Pelion Venture Partners

On April 23, 2021, ahead of schedule, Overstock closed its blockchain fund transaction with Pelion Venture Partners, a third-party venture capital firm with a proven track record of successfully investing in early-stage companies, to oversee Medici Ventures' blockchain assets. "I expect Pelion, which will oversee the portfolio and make follow-on investment decisions, will take these companies to the next level and help guide them to economic success. Overstock will now focus on its core e-commerce business, which continues to achieve tremendous revenue, profits and market share growth," noted Johnson. In connection with the transaction, Medici Ventures, Overstock's wholly owned blockchain-focused subsidiary, was converted to a limited partnership (the "Fund"). Overstock is the sole limited partner of the Fund, and Pelion acts as the general partner of the Fund. Pelion now has sole authority and responsibility for the Fund's investment decisions and in exercising all shareholder rights the Fund holds in the portfolio companies. The Fund has an eight-year lifespan and a total capital commitment of $45 million. The Fund will return invested capital to Overstock first and then apportion profits on successful exits as outlined in the Fund's Limited Partnership Agreement.

Financial Reporting Presentation in Accordance with the Pelion Transaction

Medici Ventures' blockchain businesses met the criteria to be reported as held for sale and discontinued operations as of March 31, 2021. Accordingly, we have classified the related assets and liabilities as held for sale in our consolidated balance sheets and the related operating results as discontinued operations in our consolidated statements of operations, for all periods presented. As a result of the transaction, Overstock has reorganized its remaining businesses into a single reportable operating segment, Retail. Corporate-related overhead costs are included in Retail continuing operations.

Earnings Webcast Information

Overstock will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live webcast and presentation slides, go to http://investors.overstock.com. To listen to the conference call via telephone, dial (877) 673-5346 and enter conference ID 5898642 when prompted. Participants outside the U.S. or Canada who do not have Internet access should dial +1 (724) 498-4326, then enter the conference ID provided above.

A replay of the conference call will be available at http://investors.overstock.com, starting two hours after the live call has ended. An audio replay of the webcast will be available via telephone starting at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 29, 2021, through 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 13, 2021. To listen to the recorded webcast by phone, dial (855) 859-2056, then enter the conference ID provided above. Outside the U.S. or Canada, dial +1 (404) 537-3406 and enter the conference ID provided above.

Questions may be emailed in advance of the call to ir@overstock.com.

About Overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc. (Common Stock (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A-1 Preferred Stock (tZERO ATS:OSTKO) / Series B Preferred Stock (OTCQX:OSTBP)) is an online retailer and technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its leading e-commerce website sells a broad range of new home products at low prices, including furniture, décor, area rugs, bedding and bath, home improvement, and more. The online shopping site, which is visited by tens of millions of customers a month, also features a marketplace providing customers access to millions of products from third-party sellers. In 2014, Overstock was the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment and continues to do so. Overstock regularly posts information about the Company and other related matters on the Newsroom and Investor Relations pages on its website, Overstock.com.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, Club O, and Worldstock are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the April 29, 2021 conference call and webcast to discuss our financial results may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including forecasts of trends, statements regarding expectations with respect to the performance of Pelion in managing the Fund. These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ultimate impact on our business and results of operations, adverse tax, regulatory or legal developments, and competition, including how such factors will be impacted at such time as the pandemic subsides throughout the country and globally. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, the inherent risks associated with the businesses that Medici Ventures and tZERO are pursuing, our continually evolving business model, and difficulties we may have with our infrastructure, our fulfillment partners or our payment processors, including cyber-attacks or data breaches affecting us or any of them, and difficulties we may have with our search engine optimization results. More information about factors that could potentially affect our financial results are included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2021, and in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 10-K and our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in or contemplated by our projections, estimates and other forward-looking statements.


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Overstock.com, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
 March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$534,776   $495,425  
Restricted cash1,232   1,197  
Accounts receivable, net38,518   22,867  
Inventories6,711   6,243  
Prepaids and other current assets23,019   22,879  
Current assets held for sale   34,129  
Total current assets604,256   582,740  
Property and equipment, net110,804   113,767  
Goodwill6,160   6,160  
Operating lease right-of-use assets15,450   17,297  
Other long-term assets, net3,692   4,095  
Long-term assets held for sale153,362   106,155  
Total assets$893,724   $830,214  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$135,383   $109,759  
Accrued liabilities130,093   123,646  
Unearned revenue96,308   72,165  
Operating lease liabilities, current4,837   5,152  
Other current liabilities3,372   2,935  
Current liabilities held for sale   13,924  
Total current liabilities369,993   327,581  
Long-term debt, net40,505   41,334  
Operating lease liabilities, non-current11,572   13,206  
Other long-term liabilities3,680   4,082  
Long-term liabilities held for sale19,034   7,685  
Total liabilities444,784   393,888  
Stockholders' equity:   
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, authorized shares - 5,000   
Series A-1, issued and outstanding - 4,204 and 4,204     
Series B, issued and outstanding - 357 and 357     
Common stock, $0.0001 par value, authorized shares - 100,000   
Issued shares - 46,589 and 46,331   
Outstanding shares - 43,000 and 42,7684   4  
Additional paid-in capital951,615   970,873  
Accumulated deficit(509,140)  (525,233) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(549)  (553) 
Treasury stock at cost - 3,589 and 3,563(78,048)  (71,399) 
Equity attributable to stockholders of Overstock.com, Inc.363,882   373,692  
  Equity attributable to noncontrolling interests85,058   62,634  
     Total stockholders' equity448,940   436,326  
       Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$893,724   $830,214  

Overstock.com, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
 Three months ended
March 31,
 2021 2020
Net revenue$659,861   $339,598  
Cost of goods sold506,337   265,392  
Gross profit153,524   74,206  
Operating expenses   
Sales and marketing73,538   36,345  
Technology30,523   27,281  
General and administrative22,871   23,885  
Total operating expenses126,932   87,511  
Operating income (loss)26,592   (13,305) 
Interest expense, net(155)  (11) 
Other expense, net(226)  (287) 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes26,211   (13,603) 
Provision for income taxes193   163  
Income (loss) from continuing operations26,018   (13,766) 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(10,126)  (5,799) 
Net income (loss)15,892   (19,565) 
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests—discontinued operations(201)  (3,232) 
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders of Overstock.com, Inc.$16,093   $(16,333) 
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:   
Net income (loss) attributable to common shares—basic   
Continuing operations$0.57   $(0.34) 
Discontinued operations(0.23)  (0.06) 
Total$0.34   $(0.40) 
Net income (loss) attributable to common shares—diluted   
Continuing operations$0.56   $(0.34) 
Discontinued operations(0.23)  (0.06) 
Total$0.33   $(0.40) 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:   
Basic42,885   40,158  
Diluted43,320   40,158  

Overstock.com, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 Three months ended
March 31,
 2021 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Consolidated net income (loss)$15,892   $(19,565) 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes10,126   5,799  
Adjustments to reconcile consolidated net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization5,146   5,569  
Non-cash operating lease cost1,320   1,431  
Stock-based compensation to employees and directors2,305   2,681  
Other non-cash adjustments638   429  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable, net(15,651)  (6,902) 
Inventories(468)  1,162  
Prepaids and other current assets447   1,566  
Other long-term assets, net(448)  457  
Accounts payable25,589   (1,708) 
Accrued liabilities6,693   (3,663) 
Unearned revenue24,143   12,903  
Operating lease liabilities(1,379)  (1,626) 
Other long-term liabilities(269)  (180) 
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities74,084   (1,647) 
Net cash used in discontinued operating activities(12,353)  (10,580) 
  Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities61,731   (12,227) 
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Expenditures for property and equipment(2,395)  (2,638) 
Other investing activities, net(367)  (99) 
Net cash used in continuing investing activities(2,762)  (2,737) 
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued investing activities5,737   (3,262) 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities2,975   (5,999) 
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Payments on long-term debt(551)    
Proceeds from long-term debt   47,500  
Proceeds from sale of common stock, net of offering costs   2,848  
Payments of taxes withheld upon vesting of restricted stock(7,292)  (1,686) 
Other financing activities, net(1)  (2,325) 
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing financing activities(7,844)  46,337  
Net cash provided by discontinued financing activities2,085   912  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(5,759)  47,249  
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash58,947   29,023  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period, inclusive of cash balances classified as held for sale519,181   114,898  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period, inclusive of cash balances classified as held for sale578,128   143,921  
Less: Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash held for sale42,120   15,440  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period$536,008   $128,481  

Supplemental Operational Data

We measure our business using operational metrics, in addition to the financial metrics shown above and the non-GAAP financial measures explained below. We believe these metrics provide investors with additional information regarding our financial results, including indicators of our growth, customers' purchasing patterns, and the mix of products purchased by our customers.

Active customers represents the total number of unique customers who have made at least one purchase during the prior twelve-month period. This metric captures both the inflow of new customers and the outflow of existing customers who have not made a purchase during the prior twelve-month period.

LTM net revenue per active customer represents total net revenue in a twelve-month period divided by the total number of active customers for the same twelve-month period.

Orders delivered represents the total number of orders delivered in any given period, including orders that may eventually be returned. As we ship a large volume of packages through multiple carriers, actual delivery dates may not always be available, and in those circumstances we estimate delivery dates based on historical data.

Average order value is defined as total net revenue in any given period divided by the total number of orders delivered in that period.

Orders per active customer is defined as orders delivered in a twelve-month period divided by active customers for the same twelve-month period.

The following table provides key operating metrics for the Retail business:
(in thousands, except for LTM net revenue per active customer, average order value and orders per active customer)

 Three months ended
March 31,
 2021 2020
Active customers9,938   5,170  
LTM net revenue per active customer283   273  
Orders delivered3,608   2,174  
Average order value183   156  
Orders per active customer1.66   1.70  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

We are providing certain non-GAAP financial measures in this release and related earnings conference call, including Adjusted EBITDA and Free cash flow. We use these non-GAAP measures internally in analyzing our financial results at both the consolidated and segment level and we believe they are useful to investors, as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating our ongoing operational performance in the same manner as our management and board of directors. We have provided reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in this earnings release. These Non-GAAP financial measures should be used in addition to and in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated as income (loss) from continuing operations before depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, interest and other income (expense), provision (benefit) for income taxes, and special items. We believe the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA facilitates operating performance comparisons on a period-to-period basis. Exclusion of items in the non-GAAP presentation should not be construed as an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated as net cash provided by or used in operating activities reduced by expenditures for property and equipment. We believe free cash flow is a useful measure to evaluate the cash impact of the continuing operations of the business including purchases of property and equipment which are a necessary component of our ongoing operations.

The following table reflects the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to income (loss) from continuing operations (in thousands):

 Three months ended
March 31,
 2021 2020
Income (loss) from continuing operations$26,018   $(13,766) 
Depreciation and amortization5,146   5,569  
Stock-based compensation2,305   2,681  
Interest expense, net155   11  
Other expense, net226   287  
Provision for income taxes193   163  
Special items (see table below)(187)  (1,486) 
Adjusted EBITDA$33,856   $(6,541) 
Special items:   
Special legal charges (1)$(187)  $(2,501) 
Severance   1,015  
 $(187)  $(1,486) 

        (1) — Includes amounts associated with the resolution for and adjustments to various legal contingencies.

The following table reflects the reconciliation of Free cash flow to Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities (in thousands):

 Three months ended
March 31,
 2021 2020
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities$74,084   $(1,647) 
Expenditures for property and equipment(2,395)  (2,638) 
Free cash flow$71,689   $(4,285)