PETMED EXPRESS D/B/A 1-800-PETMEDS ANNOUNCES ITS SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS AND ITS $0.19 PER SHARE QUARTERLY DIVIDENDSecond Quarter Net Income Increased 9%
Second Quarter Sales Increased 7%
Pompano Beach, Florida, October 24, 2016 - PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Net income was $4.9 million, or $0.24 diluted per share, compared to net income of $4.5 million, or $0.22 diluted per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, an 8.8% increase to net income. Net income for the six months ended September 30, 2016 was $11.5 million, or $0.56 diluted per share, compared to net income of $10.3 million, or $0.51 diluted per share, for the six months ended September 30, 2015, a 12% increase to net income. Net sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were $60.8 million, compared to $56.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 7.2%. Net sales for the six months ended September 30, 2016 were $133.3 million, compared to $128.4 million for the six months ended September 30, 2015, an increase of 3.8%. New order sales increased 6.3% to $10.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $10.1 million for the same quarter in the prior year. The Company’s online sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were approximately 82% of all sales, compared to 81% for the same quarter the prior year.
Menderes Akdag, CEO and President, commented: "During the September quarter we saw increases in both our new order and reorder sales, with reorder sales increasing 7.4% to $50.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $46.7 million for the same quarter the prior year. Our new customer acquisition costs were reduced to $33 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $49 for the same period in the prior year. We also saw continued improvement on our bottom line results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, due to a reduction in our operating expenses, which decreased by about 384 basis points, attributable to a reduction in advertising spending. Cash flow from operations was $27.8 million for the six month ended September 30, 2016, compared to $14.0 million for the six month ended September 30, 2015, with a majority of the increase due to a reduction in inventory. We are currently preparing to move into our new corporate headquarters and distribution facility, which is expected to occur in our third fiscal quarter."
The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.19 per share on the Company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on November 18, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 7, 2016. The Company intends to continue to pay regular quarterly dividends; however the declaration and payment of future dividends is discretionary and will be subject to a determination by the Board of Directors each quarter following its review of the Company's financial performance.
This morning at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time, Mr. Akdag will host a conference call to review the quarter's financial results. To access the call, which is open to the public, please dial (888) 455-1758 (toll free) or (203) 827-7025. Callers will be required to supply PETMEDS as the passcode. For those unable to participate in the live event, the call will be available for replay from 10:00 A.M. on October 24, 2016 until November 7, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. To access the replay, call (800) 839-2310 (toll free) or (203) 369-3635 and enter passcode 5500.
Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs and cats at competitive prices direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website at www.1800petmeds.com.
This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the Securities and Exchange Commission, that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to meet the objectives included in its business plan. Important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such "forward-looking" statements are set forth in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the PetMed Express Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2016. The Company's future results may also be impacted by other risk factors listed from time to time in its SEC filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-Q and its Annual Report on Form 10-K.
For investment relations contact PetMed Express, Inc., Bruce S. Rosenbloom, CFO, 954-979-5995.