LifeVantage Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2020

Sandy, Utah, UNITED STATES


Third Quarter Revenue of $56 million

Third Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Increased 26% Year over Year

Reiterates Fiscal 2020 Adjusted Earnings Per Share and EBITDA Guidance

SALT LAKE CITY, May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifeVantage Corporation (Nasdaq: LFVN) today reported financial results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Summary*:

  • Revenue of $56.1 million was up slightly from the prior year period;
  • Revenue in the Americas declined 0.5% and revenue in Asia/Pacific & Europe increased 1.6%;
  • Average revenue per account increased 8.6%;
  • Total active accounts decreased 3.8% sequentially to 175,000, while declining year over year by 7.4%. The sequential decline included a 2.9% decline in distributors and a 4.4% decline in customers. On year over year basis, distributors declined 2.9% and customers declined 9.9%;
  • Earnings per diluted share were $0.11, compared to $0.12 in the prior year period;
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.13, consistent with the prior year period;
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 26.4% to $5.1 million;
  • Repurchased $2.0 million of common shares during the third quarter of fiscal 2020; and
  • Strong balance sheet with $13.5 million of cash and no debt.

* All comparisons are on a year over year basis and compare the third quarter of fiscal 2020 to the third quarter of fiscal 2019, unless otherwise noted.

“We continued to generate strong gains in operating income and adjusted EBITDA during the third quarter while holding revenue consistent with the prior year period. While the current global health pandemic has had a modest negative impact on our business activities, our operating model and the recurring revenue base inherent in our subscription model is demonstrating resiliency across our global footprint and our strong balance sheet and robust cash flow position our company very well,” stated LifeVantage President and Chief Executive Officer, Darren Jensen.

“We are proud and appreciative of the significant effort from our employees and global network of distributors, in managing the changing and uncertain environment. We have quickly adapted to global health guidelines, and social distancing directives and have successfully and rapidly moved our global staff to working remotely. We have also successfully secured our global supply chain and continue to work closely with our production and logistics partners to ensure seamless supply for our customers. We are fulfilling all orders and are pleased with our continued operational capabilities. Distributors have successfully migrated their sales activities to social media and video conferencing. While there has been a negative impact on new account growth, beginning initially in greater China and Japan early in the quarter, recent promotions have begun to show promising results. We will continue to adapt our activities as necessary to drive revenue and profit growth. Despite the modest negative impact on new account growth, we remain on track to meet our fiscal 2020 expectations for adjusted EPS and adjusted EBITDA, while we now anticipate falling modestly below our previous revenue guidance range based on the business conditions we see today,” continued Mr. Jensen.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

For the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company reported revenue of $56.1 million, a 0.1% increase over the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue in the Americas for the third quarter declined 0.5% compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and revenue in the Asia/Pacific & Europe region increased 1.6% compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was negatively impacted 0.1 million, or 0.2%, by foreign currency fluctuations associated with revenue generated in international markets when compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

Gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $47.0 million, or 83.8% of revenue, compared to $46.7 million, or 83.4% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. The increase in gross margin is primarily due to pricing updates implemented in January and February 2020 as well as decreased inventory obsolescence and handling costs and changes to our geographic and product sales mix.

Commissions and incentives expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $26.7 million, or 47.6% of revenue, compared to $27.2 million, or 48.6% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. The decrease in commissions and incentives expense as a percentage of revenue is due mainly to the timing and magnitude of investments in our promotional and incentive programs and our red carpet program.

Selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A) for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $17.3 million, or 30.8% of revenue, compared to $17.3 million, or 30.9% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. Adjusted for nonrecurring expenses, which are detailed in the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation tables included at the end of this press release, adjusted non-GAAP SG&A expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 were $16.9 million, or 30.2% of revenue, compared to adjusted non-GAAP SG&A expenses for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 of $17.1 million, or 30.5% of revenue. The year over year decrease in non-GAAP SG&A primarily was due to decreases in employee compensation related expenses, partially offset by increased depreciation expenses associated with our investment in new technology assets that have been placed in service and increased expenses associated with third-party software and other professional service providers.

Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $3.0 million, or 5.4% of revenue, compared to $2.2 million, or 4.0% of revenue, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Accounting for non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, adjusted non-GAAP operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $3.4 million, or 6.0% of revenue, compared to $2.5 million, or 4.4% of revenue, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 of $1.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Accounting for the non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, net of tax, adjusted non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 declined 4.9% year over year, to $1.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 of $2.0 million, or $0.13 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 26.4% to $5.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $4.0 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2019.

Fiscal 2020 First Nine Month Results

For the first nine months of fiscal 2020, the Company reported revenue of $173.5 million, an increase of 2.2% as compared to $169.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2019. Revenue in the Americas for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 increased 0.6% compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2019 and revenue in the Asia/Pacific & Europe region increased 6.5% compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2019. Revenue for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was positively impacted $0.5 million, or 0.3%, by foreign currency fluctuations associated with revenue generated in international markets when compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2019.

Gross profit for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $145.0 million, or 83.6% of revenue, compared to $141.5 million, or 83.4% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. The increase in gross margin is primarily due to pricing updates implemented in January 2020 as well as decreased inventory obsolescence and handling costs and changes to our geographic and product sales mix.

Commissions and incentives expense for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $82.7 million, or 47.6% of revenue, compared to $83.2 million, or 49.0% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. The decrease in commissions and incentives expense as a percentage of revenue is due mainly to the timing and magnitude of investments in our promotional and incentive programs and our red carpet program.

Selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A) for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $53.1 million, or 30.6% of revenue, compared to $54.2 million, or 31.9% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. Adjusted for nonrecurring expenses, which are detailed in the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation tables included at the end of this press release, adjusted non-GAAP SG&A expenses for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 were $52.3 million, or 30.1% of revenue, compared to adjusted non-GAAP SG&A expenses for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 of $53.3 million, or 31.4% of revenue. The year over year decrease in non-GAAP SG&A primarily was due to decreased event expenses resulting from a change in our event structure and timing cadence and decreases in employee compensation related expenses. These decreases were partially offset by increased depreciation expenses associated with our investment in new technology assets that have been placed in service, increased payment processing fees associated with our increased revenue and increased expenses associated with third-party software and other professional service providers.

Operating income for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $9.3 million, or 5.3% of revenue, compared to $4.1 million, or 2.4% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. Accounting for non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, adjusted non-GAAP operating income for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $10.0 million, or 5.8% of revenue, compared to $5.1 million, or 3.0% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019.

Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 was $7.7 million, or $0.53 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 of $3.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. Accounting for the non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, net of tax, adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2020 increased 70.1% year over year, to $8.4 million, or $0.57 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2019 of $4.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 49.3% to $15.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2020, compared to $10.6 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2019.

Balance Sheet & Liquidity

The Company generated $9.0 million of cash from operations during the first nine months of fiscal 2020 compared to generating $10.8 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2019. The Company's cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2020 were $13.5 million, compared to $18.8 million at June 30, 2019. The Company repaid the remainder of its term loan during the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and has no debt outstanding at March 31, 2020, compared to $1.5 million of debt at June 30, 2019. During the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company utilized approximately $2.0 million of cash to repurchase 136,000 common shares under its share repurchase program.

Fiscal Year 2020 Guidance

The Company is reiterating its outlook for fiscal 2020 adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA, and now anticipate fiscal 2020 revenue to be modestly below it prior revenue guidance range of approximately $235 million to $245 million in fiscal year 2020. The Company expects adjusted EBITDA of between $20 million to $22 million and adjusted earnings per share of $0.74 to $0.79. This guidance reflects the current trends in the business in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 environment and does not contemplate further deterioration to the global economic and operating environments as a result of future COVID-19 developments. The Company's adjusted non-GAAP EBITDA and adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share guidance excludes any non-operating or non-recurring expenses that may materialize during fiscal 2020. The Company is not providing GAAP earnings per diluted share guidance for fiscal 2020 due to the potential occurrence of one or more non-operating, one-time expenses, which the Company does not believe it can reliably predict.

Conference Call Information

The Company will hold an investor conference call today at 2:30 p.m. MST (4:30 p.m. EST). Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial (877) 705-6003 from the U.S. International callers can dial (201) 493-6725. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be available through Tuesday, May 12, 2020, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S. and entering confirmation code 13702376, or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 13702376.

There will also be a simultaneous, live webcast available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at http://investor.lifevantage.com/events-and-presentations. The webcast will be archived for approximately 30 days.

About LifeVantage Corporation

LifeVantage Corporation (Nasdaq: LFVN) is a pioneer in Nutrigenomics - a new science dedicated to biohacking the human aging code. The Company engages in the identification, research, development and distribution of advanced nutraceutical dietary supplements and skin and hair care products, including its Protandim® product line, LifeVantage® Omega+ and ProBio dietary supplements, the TrueScience® line of Nrf2 infused skin care and hair care products, Petandim® for Dogs, Axio® smart energy drink mixes, and the PhysIQ™ weight management system. LifeVantage was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit www.lifevantage.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We define Non-GAAP EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, other income, net, and certain other adjustments. Non-GAAP EBITDA and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. We define Non-GAAP Net Income as GAAP net income less certain tax adjusted non-recurring one-time expenses incurred during the period and Non-GAAP Earnings per Share as Non-GAAP Net Income divided by weighted-average shares outstanding.

We are presenting Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share because management believes that they provide additional ways to view our operations when considered with both our GAAP results and the reconciliation to net income, which we believe provides a more complete understanding of our business than could be obtained absent this disclosure. Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share are presented solely as supplemental disclosure because: (i) we believe these measures are a useful tool for investors to assess the operating performance of the business without the effect of these items; (ii) we believe that investors will find this data useful in assessing shareholder value; and (iii) we use Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share internally as benchmarks to evaluate our operating performance or compare our performance to that of our competitors. The use of Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Earnings per Share has limitations and you should not consider these measures in isolation from or as an alternative to the relevant GAAP measure of net income prepared in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of profitability or liquidity.

The tables set forth below present reconciliations of Non-GAAP EBITDA, Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA, Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Earnings per Share, which are non-GAAP financial measures to Net Income and Earnings per Share, our most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP.

Investor Relations Contacts:

Scott Van Winkle, ICR
(617) 956-6736
scott.vanwinkle@icrinc.com


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)March 31, 2020 June 30, 2019
ASSETS   
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$13,464  $18,824 
Accounts receivable1,164  2,066 
Income tax receivable2,383  1,236 
Inventory, net14,740  13,753 
Prepaid expenses and other6,084  7,309 
Total current assets37,835  43,188 
    
Property and equipment, net7,384  7,131 
Right-of-use assets1,536   
Intangible assets, net884  983 
Deferred income tax asset941  2,693 
Equity securities2,205   
Other long-term assets1,548  1,278 
TOTAL ASSETS$52,333  $55,273 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable$4,004  $5,180 
Commissions payable8,223  7,916 
Income tax payable  592 
Lease liabilities1,843   
Other accrued expenses9,254  11,053 
Current portion of long-term debt, net  1,454 
Total current liabilities23,324  26,195 
    
Lease liabilities23   
Other long-term liabilities388  1,879 
Total liabilities23,735  28,074 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders' equity   
Preferred stock — par value $0.0001 per share, 5,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding   
Common stock — par value $0.0001 per share, 40,000 shares authorized and 14,295 and 14,114 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively1  1 
Additional paid-in capital125,697  127,096 
Accumulated deficit(97,132) (99,960)
Accumulated other comprehensive income32  62 
Total stockholders’ equity28,598  27,199 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$52,333  $55,273 


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
        
 Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)2020 2019 2020 2019
Revenue, net$56,077  $56,012  $173,547  $169,788 
Cost of sales9,095  9,270  28,515  28,263 
Gross profit46,982  46,742  145,032  141,525 
        
Operating expenses:       
Commissions and incentives26,668  27,205  82,677  83,166 
Selling, general and administrative17,281  17,296  53,098  54,213 
Total operating expenses43,949  44,501  135,775  137,379 
Operating income3,033  2,241  9,257  4,146 
        
Other expense:       
Interest expense, net(30) (72) (119) (282)
Other expense, net(337) (11) (565) (132)
Total other expense(367) (83) (684) (414)
Income before income taxes2,666  2,158  8,573  3,732 
Income tax expense(1,005) (376) (848) (210)
Net income$1,661  $1,782  $7,725  $3,522 
Net income per share:       
Basic$0.12  $0.13  $0.55  $0.25 
Diluted$0.11  $0.12  $0.53  $0.24 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:       
Basic14,252  14,165  14,054  14,027 
Diluted14,689  15,286  14,592  14,978 


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
 Revenue by Region        
 (unaudited)        
    
 Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands)2020 2019 2020 2019
Americas$40,181  72% $40,366  72% $124,646  72% $123,885  73%
Asia/Pacific & Europe15,896  28% 15,646  28% 48,901  28% 45,903  27%
Total$56,077  100% $56,012  100% $173,547  100% $169,788  100%
                
 Active Accounts        
 (unaudited)        
                
 As of March 31,        
 2020 2019 Change from Prior Year Percent Change    
Active Independent Distributors (1)               
Americas44,000  67% 45,000  66% (1,000) (2.2)%    
Asia/Pacific & Europe22,000  33% 23,000  34% (1,000) (4.3)%    
Total Active Independent Distributors66,000  100% 68,000  100% (2,000) (2.9)%    
                
Active Customers (2)               
Americas85,000  78% 98,000  81% (13,000) (13.3)%    
Asia/Pacific & Europe24,000  22% 23,000  19% 1,000  4.3%    
Total Active Customers109,000  100% 121,000  100% (12,000) (9.9)%    
                
Active Accounts (3)               
Americas129,000  74% 143,000  76% (14,000) (9.8)%    
Asia/Pacific & Europe46,000  26% 46,000  24%   %    
Total Active Accounts175,000  100% 189,000  100% (14,000) (7.4)%    
                
(1)  Active Independent Distributors have purchased product in the prior three months for retail or personal consumption.
(2)  Active Customers have purchased product in the prior three months for personal consumption only.
(3)  Total Active Accounts is the sum of Active Independent Distributor accounts and Active Customer accounts.


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP EBITDA and Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands)2020 2019 2020 2019
GAAP Net income$1,661  $1,782  $7,725  $3,522 
Interest Expense30  72  119  282 
Provision for income taxes1,005  376  848  210 
Depreciation and amortization(1)708  478  1,953  1,356 
Non-GAAP EBITDA:3,404  2,708  10,645  5,370 
Adjustments:       
Stock compensation expense1,163  1,083  4,081  4,136 
Other expense, net337  11  565  132 
Other adjustments(2)186  226  472  920 
Total adjustments1,686  1,320  5,118  5,188 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA$5,090  $4,028  $15,763  $10,558 
        
(1) Includes $152,000 and $304,000 of accelerated depreciation related to a change in lease term for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2020, respectively.
        
(2) Other adjustments breakout:       
Class-action lawsuit expenses$182  $159  $369  $527 
Executive team severance expenses, net      (79)
Other nonrecurring legal and accounting expenses4  67  103  472 
Total adjustments$186  $226  $472  $920 


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands)2020 2019 2020 2019
GAAP Net income$1,661  $1,782  $7,725  $3,522 
Adjustments:       
Executive team severance expenses, net      (79)
Class-action lawsuit expenses182  159  369  527 
Other nonrecurring legal and accounting expenses4  67  103  472 
Accelerated depreciation related to change in lease term152    304   
Tax impact of adjustments(127) (39) (141) 473 
Total adjustments, net of tax211  187  635  1,393 
Non-GAAP Net Income:$1,872  $1,969  $8,360  $4,915 
        
 Three Months Ended March 31, Nine Months Ended March 31,
 2020 2019 2020 2019
Diluted earnings per share, as reported$0.11  $0.12  $0.53  $0.24 
Total adjustments, net of tax0.01  0.01  0.04  0.09 
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)$0.13  $0.13  $0.57  $0.33 
        
(1) May not add due to rounding.