First Quarter Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA Increased 86% and 45%, respectively
Strong initial sales following early Second Quarter launch of Protandim® NAD Synergizer
Reiterates Fiscal 2020 Guidance for Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifeVantage Corporation (Nasdaq: LFVN) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2019.

First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Summary:

  • Revenue increased 1.1% to $56.2 million;
  • Revenue in the Americas decreased 2.2%, while revenue in Asia/Pacific & Europe increased 10.4%;
  • Total active accounts decreased 2.2% to 181,000, including a 1.5% decline of independent distributors and a 2.5% decline in active customers;
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 44.7% to $4.7 million;
  • Earnings per diluted share were $0.12, compared to $0.06 in the prior year period;
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.13, compared to $0.07 in the prior year period; and
  • Repurchased $1.4 million of common shares during the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

* All growth rates are year over year and compare the first quarter of fiscal 2020 to the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

"We are off to a strong start to fiscal 2020, generating 45% year over year growth of adjusted EBITDA and 86% adjusted EPS growth over the prior year period,” stated LifeVantage President and Chief Executive Officer, Darren Jensen. “We continue to focus on driving revenue growth through execution of our key initiatives. A significant driver of our 2020 growth goals revolves around the early October launch of Protandim® NAD Synergizer. This recent addition to our flagship Protandim® product line has received a strong response across our customer base and to date has been one of our most successful new product launches in Company history. We devoted a significant portion of our efforts during the first quarter toward preparing for the second quarter product launch. In addition to the launch of Protandim® NAD Synergizer, we are seeing significant synergy with our Protandim® Nrf1 and Nrf2 Synergizers that is resonating with customers. The combination of our three Protandim® offerings, bundled into a stack called Protandim® Tri-Synergizer is contributing to increasing order sizes and increased subscription sales."

"Based on our strong first quarter results, continued execution of our key initiatives and the strong early performance of our new product introduction, we feel confident with our growth outlook and reiterate our fiscal 2020 guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS," continued Mr. Jensen.

First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

For the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2019, the Company reported revenue of $56.2 million, an increase of 1.1% as compared to $55.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue in the Americas for the first quarter decreased 2.2% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and revenue in the Asia/Pacific & Europe region increased 10.4% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was positively impacted 0.2 million, or 0.4%, by foreign currency fluctuations associated with revenue generated in international markets when compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $47.0 million, or 83.7% of revenue, compared to $46.4 million, or 83.5% of revenue, for the same period in fiscal 2019. The increase in gross margin is primarily due to decreased inventory obsolescence and handling costs and changes to our geographic and product sales mix.

Commissions and incentives expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $26.8 million, or 47.6% of revenue, compared to $27.8 million, or 50.0% 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 of promotional and incentive programs and investment in our red carpet program.

Selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A) for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $17.7 million, or 31.5% of revenue, compared to $17.3 million, or 31.1% 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 quarter of fiscal 2020 were $17.5 million, or 31.0% of revenue, compared to adjusted non-GAAP SG&A expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 of $17.1 million, or 30.8% of revenue. The year over year increase in non-GAAP SG&A primarily was due to increased employee headcount and related compensation costs and increased depreciation expenses associated with our investment in new technology assets that have been placed in service.

Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $2.6 million, or 4.6% of revenue, compared to $1.3 million, or 2.4% of revenue, for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Accounting for non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, adjusted non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $2.8 million, or 5.0% of revenue, compared to $1.5 million, or 2.7% of revenue, for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 of $0.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Accounting for the non-GAAP adjustments noted previously, net of tax, adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 increased 85.6% year over year, to $1.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. This compares to adjusted non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 of $1.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share.

Adjusted EBITDA increased 44.7% to $4.7 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, compared to $3.3 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2019.

Balance Sheet & Liquidity

The Company used $3.5 million of cash from operations during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to generating of $2.4 million in the comparable period of fiscal 2019. The Company's cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2019 were $13.0 million, compared to $18.8 million at June 30, 2019. Total debt at September 30, 2019 was $1.0 million compared to $1.5 million at June 30, 2019. During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company repurchased $1.4 million of common shares under its share repurchase program.

Fiscal Year 2020 Guidance

The Company is reiterating its outlook for fiscal 2020, which was initially provided when the Company reported fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2019 results on August 14, 2019.The Company expects to generate revenue in the range of $235 million to $245 million in fiscal year 2020 and adjusted EBITDA of $20 million to $22 million, with adjusted earnings per share in the range of $0.62 to $0.71, which assumes a full year tax rate in the range of 19% to 22%. 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. MDT (4:30 p.m. EDT). 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 Wednesday, November 6, 2019, by dialing (844) 512-2921 from the U.S. and entering confirmation code 13695696, or (412) 317-6671 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 13695696.

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™ Smart 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

This document contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting optimism, satisfaction or disappointment with current prospects, as well as words such as "believe," "hopes," "intends," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "plans," "anticipates," "look forward to," "goal," “may be,” and variations thereof, identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding the benefits of our key initiatives, future growth, including geographic and product expansion, and expected financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in such statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting the Company and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results or outcomes to be materially different from those anticipated and discussed herein. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed in greater detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under the caption "Risk Factors," and in other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this document. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by law.

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)September 30, 2019 June 30, 2019
ASSETS   
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$13,009  $18,824 
Accounts receivable2,123  2,066 
Income tax receivable1,850  1,236 
Inventory, net14,776  13,753 
Prepaid expenses and other10,599  7,309 
Total current assets42,357  43,188 
    
Property and equipment, net7,380  7,131 
Right-of-use assets2,706   
Intangible assets, net950  983 
Deferred income tax asset1,325  2,693 
Other long-term assets1,282  1,278 
TOTAL ASSETS$56,000  $55,273 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable$5,148  $5,180 
Commissions payable7,865  7,916 
Income tax payable150  592 
Lease liabilities2,539   
Other accrued expenses8,636  11,053 
Current portion of long-term debt, net969  1,454 
Total current liabilities25,307  26,195 
    
Lease liabilities680   
Other long-term liabilities389  1,879 
Total liabilities26,376  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 14,034 and 14,114 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively1  1000 
Additional paid-in capital128,661  127,096 
Accumulated deficit(99,084) (99,960)
Accumulated other comprehensive income46  62 
Total stockholders’ equity29,624  27,199 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$56,000  $55,273 


 
LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended September 30,
(In thousands, except per share data)2019  2018 
Revenue, net$56,228  $55,609 
Cost of sales9,190  9,199 
Gross profit47,038  46,410 
    
Operating expenses:   
Commissions and incentives26,774  27,785 
Selling, general and administrative17,686  17,301 
Total operating expenses44,460  45,086 
Operating income2,578  1,324 
    
Other expense:   
Interest expense, net(48) (110)
Other expense, net(80) (49)
Total other expense(128) (159)
Income before income taxes2,450  1,165 
Income tax expense(689) (254)
Net income$1,761  $911 
Net income per share:   
Basic$0.13  $0.07 
Diluted$0.12  $0.06 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:   
Basic14,009  13,987 
Diluted15,106  15,139 


LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
 Revenue by Region    
 (unaudited)    
    
 Three Months Ended September 30,    
(In thousands)2019 2018    
Americas$40,181 71% $41,079 74%    
Asia/Pacific & Europe16,047 29% 14,530 26%    
Total$56,228 100% $55,609 100%    
            
 Active Accounts    
 (unaudited)    
            
 As of September 30,    
 2019 2018 Change from Prior Year Percent Change
Active Independent Distributors (1)           
Americas44,000 68% 46,000 70% (2,000) (4.3)%
Asia/Pacific & Europe21,000 32% 20,000 30% 1,000  5.0 %
Total Active Independent Distributors65,000 100% 66,000 100% (1,000) (1.5)%
            
Active Customers (2)           
Americas92,000 79% 96,000 81% (4,000) (4.2)%
Asia/Pacific & Europe24,000 21% 23,000 19% 1,000  4.3 %
Total Active Customers116,000 100% 119,000 100% (3,000) (2.5)%
            
Active Accounts (3)           
Americas136,000 75% 142,000 77% (6,000) (4.2)%
Asia/Pacific & Europe45,000 25% 43,000 23% 2,000  4.7 %
Total Active Accounts181,000 100% 185,000 100% (4,000) (2.2)%
            
(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 September 30,
(In thousands)2019 2018 
GAAP Net income$1,761 $911 
Interest Expense48 110 
Provision for income taxes689 254 
Depreciation and amortization536 441 
Non-GAAP EBITDA:3,034 1,716 
Adjustments:   
Stock compensation expense1,372 1,333 
Other expense, net80 49 
Other adjustments(1)231 162 
Total adjustments1,683 1,544 
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA$4,717 $3,260 
    
(1) Other adjustments breakout:   
 Class-action lawsuit expenses$132 $3 
 Executive team severance expenses, net (79)
 Other nonrecurring legal and accounting expenses99 238 
Total adjustments$231 $162 


 
LIFEVANTAGE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Adjusted EPS
(Unaudited)
  
 Three Months Ended September 30,
(In thousands)2019  2018 
GAAP Net income$1,761  $911 
Adjustments:   
Executive team severance expenses, net  (79)
Class-action lawsuit expenses132  3 
Other nonrecurring legal and accounting expenses99  238 
Tax impact of adjustments(65) (35)
Total adjustments, net of tax166  127 
Non-GAAP Net Income:$1,927  $1,038 
    
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2019  2018 
Diluted earnings per share, as reported$0.12  $0.06 
Total adjustments, net of tax0.01  0.01 
Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share$0.13  $0.07