PETMED EXPRESS, INC. D/B/A 1-800-PETMEDS ANNOUNCES ITS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR END FINANCIAL RESULTS AND DECLARES ITS $0.27 PER SHARE DIVIDEND
Delray Beach, Florida, May 6, 2019 - PetMed Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETS) today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. Net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 were $64.6 million, compared to $67.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, a decrease of 4.1%. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 net sales were $283.4 million, compared to $273.8 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 3.5%. Reorder sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 were $241.8 million, compared to $227.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 6.3%. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $6.6 million, or $0.32 diluted per share, compared to net income of $10.2 million, or $0.50 diluted per share, for the same quarter the prior year, a decrease to net income of 35%. Net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 was $37.7 million, or $1.84 diluted per share, compared to net income of $37.3 million, or $1.82 diluted per share, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, an increase to net income of 1.2%. The Company's online sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 were approximately 85% of all sales, compared to 84% for the prior year.
Menderes Akdag, President and CEO, commented: "The online pet medication market continued to be more competitive during the quarter, which had a negative effect on our sales and gross margins. Our average order value was $87 for both fiscal 2019 and 2018. Net cash provided by operating activities improved to $45.1 million for fiscal 2019 compared to $37.4 million for fiscal 2018. In fiscal 2020, we will continue to be price competitive, and will increase advertising to promote brand awareness and reinforce brand loyalty to address this more competitive online market. In addition, we will be investing in our e-commerce platform to better service our customers."
The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on May 24, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2019. 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 year-end financial results. To access the call which is open to the public, 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. Eastern Time on May 6, 2019 until May 20, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. To access the replay, call (866) 465-0340 (toll free) or (203) 369-1417 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, 2018. 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.