NewAge, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBEV), the Colorado-based direct-to-consumer (D2C) organic and healthy products company, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
Third Quarter 2021 Highlights
- Net revenue increased 59% to $100 million compared to $63 million in the third quarter of 2020
- Gross profit was $66 million compared to $37 million in the prior year third quarter, an increase of $29 million
- Gross margin reached 66.3% of net revenue compared to 59.8% of revenue in the prior year third quarter, up 6.5 points
- Net income improved $11.4 million to ($2.7) million, or ($0.02) per basic share
- Adjusted EBITDA1 improved $4.0 million to ($4.4) million versus ($8.4) million in the prior year third quarter
Brent Willis, Chief Executive Officer of NewAge, commented,
“We continue to build NewAge into a leading social selling machine, and I am encouraged by the operational progress we made during the quarter, setting us up well for the rest of the year and beyond.
This quarter we made investments in our systems, launched new products, and unveiled new social selling tools and technology, all of which are critical foundational components and will act as a springboard for growth.
Our results in the third quarter for revenue, gross margin, net income and adjusted EBITDA all improved year over year, and we expect our future results to benefit substantially from all the actions we have taken in the quarter and earlier in the year.
Our healthy products portfolio is on trend and we continue to strengthen our offerings and our systems around the world, supported by a robust supply chain. Our inventory levels and our D2C route to market help to alleviate many of the supply chain concerns plaguing the wider consumer goods market.
We have a lot of confidence in our direct-to-consumer and social selling business model, and are excited as our proposition and financial results begin to unfold,”
concluded Mr. Willis.
Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Net revenue was $100 million for the three months ending September 30, 2021, versus $63 million for the third quarter of the prior year, an increase of 59%. The year-over-year growth in net revenue was driven by the acquisitions of ARIIX and Aliven. Sequentially, net revenue decreased versus the previous quarter, due in part to the impact of COVID-19 in a number of markets around the world, and a planned systems consolidation which caused disruptions in the selling cycle.
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2021 was $66 million, or 66.3% of net revenue, compared with $37 million, or 59.8% of net revenue, for the prior-year period, representing a 76% increase of $29 million and an increase of 6.5 gross margin percentage points. The gross margin percentage increase was driven by a higher mix of net revenue from the Direct/Social Selling segment, which has a higher margin than the Direct Store segment.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense for the third quarter totaled $39 million, or 39.2% of revenue, compared to $28 million, or 44.6% of revenue, for the prior-year period. The year-over-year improvement in SG&A expense as a percentage of net revenue primarily reflects the benefits of a growing business and elimination of redundant positions and offices.
Operating loss was $30.4 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to a loss of $13.1 million for the prior-year period. Net loss was $2.7 million, or $0.02 per basic share, compared to a net loss of $14.1 million, or $0.14 per basic share, in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA improved $4.0 million to a loss of $4.4 million, compared to a loss of $8.4 million in the prior-year period.
About NewAge, Inc.
NewAge is a purpose-driven firm dedicated to inspiring the planet to Live Healthy™. Colorado-based NewAge commercializes a portfolio of organic and healthy products worldwide through primarily a direct-to-consumer (D2C) route to market distribution system across more than 50 countries.
The company competes in three major category platforms including health and wellness, inner and outer beauty, and nutritional performance and weight management — through a network of exclusive independent Brand Partners, empowered with the leading social selling tools and technology available worldwide. More information on the Company can be found at NewAge.com.
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