1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Reports Strong Top and Bottom-Line Growth for its Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate, today reported results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter ended December 29, 2019.

Chris McCann, CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., said “The strong top and bottom line results we achieved in our fiscal second quarter illustrate the continued revenue growth momentum we have across all three of our business segments along with increasing operating leverage on the investments we have made in our business platform.”

McCann noted that the Company’s Gourmet Foods and Gift Baskets business segment represented more than three-quarters of total consolidated revenues for the period. Growth in this segment was driven primarily by the Company’s Harry & David brand combined with strong growth in the 1-800-Baskets wholesale gift baskets business and contributions from the Shari’s Berries brand, which was acquired in August 2019. “Harry & David continues to benefit from the digital transformation of its marketing programs as well as its expanded product offerings of unique, shareable gifts for both holiday and everyday occasions, which is enabling it to attract new customers while also deepening engagement with existing customers,” he said.

McCann said that the Company’s Consumer Floral business segment achieved strong results for the quarter with solid top-line growth and improved bottom-line contributions. “The 1-800-Flowers brand continued to extend its market leadership position, leveraging the investments we have made – and continue to make – in innovative, digital marketing programs and truly original merchandise designs. In BloomNet, the strong results for the quarter reflected our ability to leverage increased order volumes to drive sales of our expanded range of products and services. As a result, BloomNet also continued to grow its market share during the quarter,” he said.

“These results demonstrate that we are well positioned to expand our market leadership position in the floral space during the second half of our fiscal year, which features the key Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day holidays, and to grow sales across our platform for everyday occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy and get well as we become our customers’ go-to destination to help them express, connect and celebrate with all the important people in their lives,” said McCann.

Total net revenues for the quarter were $605.6 million, up 6.0 percent compared with $571.3 million in the prior year period. The strong growth was driven by increases in all three of the Company’s business segments with net revenues for Gourmet Foods and Gift Baskets up 5.6 percent, Consumer Floral up 7.0 percent and BloomNet up 9.8 percent, compared with the prior year period.

Gross profit margin for the quarter was 44.4 percent, compared with gross profit margin of 44.6 percent in the prior year period. Operating expenses as a percent of total revenues was unchanged at 28.0 percent, compared with the prior year period.

The combination of these factors resulted in Net Income for the quarter of $74.2 million, or EPS of $1.12 per diluted share, compared with Net Income of $68.6 million, or EPS of $1.04 per diluted share in the prior year period.
more detail at: https://www.1800flowersinc.com/news-and-media/newsroom/press-releases/2020/01-30-2020-112915717

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