USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 29, 2019.
Second quarter 2019 net sales were $256.0 million, compared with $301.5 million in the prior-year period, or a 15.1% decrease year-over-year. The Company’s financial performance for the quarter was impacted, as noted in the pre-release of results on July 2, by the continuing challenging consumer environment in China.
In addition, the strengthening of the U.S. dollar unfavorably impacted net sales by $12.4 million for the quarter. The Company’s total number of active customers at the end of the second quarter was 555,000, compared to 597,000 in the prior-year period.
Second quarter net earnings were $21.4 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, compared with $33.9 million, or $1.36 per share during the prior-year period.
“The continuing challenging market environment in China was the major factor that impacted our second quarter results,” said Kevin Guest, Chief Executive Officer.
“During the second quarter, we offered promotions and incentives in China that have historically generated meaningful sales and customer growth. However, the contribution of these promotions was significantly lower than we anticipated, which we believe is due to the low consumer sentiment toward health products in China.
We believe it could take several months for consumer sentiment and our momentum to improve in China. We remain optimistic in our long-term growth potential in this important market and our other markets around the world.”
Net sales in the Asia Pacific region decreased by 14.9% to $205.5 million for the second quarter of 2019. On a constant currency-basis, net sales in the Asia Pacific region decreased 10.1% during the second quarter of 2019. The total number of active customers in the Asia Pacific region decreased by 5.7% year-over-year. Within Asia Pacific, net sales:
- Decreased 23.2% in Greater China (down 18.3% on a constant currency basis);
- Decreased 1.5% in Southeast Asia Pacific (up 1.8% on a constant currency basis); and
- Increased 18.9% in North Asia (up 28.0% on a constant currency basis).
Active customers decreased by 12.3% in Greater China. In Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia, Active customers increased by 2.9% and 27.0%, respectively.
Net sales in the Americas and Europe region decreased by 15.6% to $50.5 million for the second quarter of 2019, primarily due to an 11.6% decrease in active customers.
“We will continue to execute our 2019 strategy during the second half of the year, which includes introducing new products and planned promotional activity across our markets,”
continued Mr. Guest.
“We have tailored our plan to ensure that we have strategic offerings in the appropriate markets at the appropriate times to generate momentum in the business. Overall, we remain confident in the strategies we are pursuing for the long-term health of our business.”
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