PETMED EXPRESS D/B/A 1-800-PETMEDS ANNOUNCES ITS THIRD FISCAL QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS AND ITS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.28 PER SHARE
Quarterly Sales Increased 10%
Diluted EPS increased from $0.34 to $0.38 per share
Quarterly Average Order Size increased to $88
Delray Beach, Florida, January 19, 2021, PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 were $65.9 million, compared to $59.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, an increase of 10.0%. Net sales for the nine months ended December 31, 2020 were $237.5 million, compared to $209.8 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2019, an increase of 13.2%. Net income was $7.6 million, or $0.38 diluted per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to net income of $6.8 million, or $0.34 diluted per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, an 11.3% increase to net income. Net income was $23.8 million, or $1.18 diluted per share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2020, compared to net income of $18.8 million, or $0.94 diluted per share, for the nine months ended December 31, 2019, a 26.0% increase to net income. Reorder sales increased 11.9%, to $60.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to $53.8 million for the same quarter in the prior year. Reorder sales increased 13.6%, to $208.4 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2020, compared to $183.4 million for the same period in the prior year.
Menderes Akdag, CEO and President, commented: "We were pleased with the Company’s performance during the quarter and throughout 2020, where we have seen both double digit top and bottom line growth. Strong reorder sales and increasing gross and operating margins during the quarter contributed to our success. Our reorder growth for the three and nine months ended on December 31, 2020 was likely energized by the increased use of loyalty credits by our customers through our Loyalty Program, which was launched in September 2019, and by our Easy Refill Program. Our average order size increased from $85 to $88 for the quarters ended December 31, 2019 and 2020, respectively. In the beginning of 2021 we unveiled a new logo to commemorate the Company’s 25th anniversary. The inspiration for this new logo and brand identity came mostly from consumer feedback. We embraced the opportunity to refresh our logo and brand to best represent both pet health and wellness on our new website platform. In the next fiscal year, we will be exploring alternative ways of acquiring new customers and adding value-added services, and we will continue investing in our e-commerce platform and mobile app to optimize our customers’ digital experience."
The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable on February 12, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 1, 2021. 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, the Company 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 January 19, 2021 until February 2, 2021 at 11:59 P.M Eastern Time. To access the replay, call (888) 676-2680 (toll free) or (402) 220-6446, and enter passcode 5500.
Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America's Most Trusted Pet Pharmacy, delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other health products for dogs, cats, and horses 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, 2020. 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, 561-526-4444.