Natural Health Trends 2021 Revenue Down 3% To $60 Million

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: NHTC), a leading direct-selling and e-commerce company that markets premium quality personal care, wellness and “quality of life” products under the NHT Global brand, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $16.1 million increased 13% compared to $14.3 million in the third quarter of 2021 and decreased 3% compared to $16.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Operating income was $487,000 compared to $479,000 in the third quarter of 2021 and $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Net income was $232,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to $471,000, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021 and $747,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • The number of Active Members1 were down slightly to 45,760 at December 31, 2021, compared to 45,950 at September 30, 2021, and decreased 12% compared to 52,230 at December 31, 2020.

1 Natural Health Trends defines Active Members as those that have placed at least one product order with the Company during the preceding twelve-month period.

Full Year 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $60.0 million decreased 3% compared to $62.1 million in 2020.
  • Operating income was $1.6 million compared to $669,000 in 2020.
  • Net income was $1.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to $843,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, in 2020.

Management Commentary

“We were pleased to report fourth quarter revenue of $16.1 million, an increase of 13% over the third quarter of 2021,

commented Chris Sharng, President of Natural Health Trends Corp.

“The top-line improvement reflected double-digit growth in order volume given our increased ability to adapt to the ever-changing macroeconomic environment resulting from the pandemic.

The increase in order volume resulted in our deferred revenue balance growing by $2.5 million from September 30 to December 31, 2021. Additionally, we reported our seventh consecutive quarter of positive operating income and net income.”

Mr. Sharng continued, “As we look ahead into 2022, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated government-mandated restrictions and lockdowns, will likely continue to present headwinds to our business. However, we believe we can continue to support our order volume due to the unwavering hard work and dedication of our employees, leaders and members, coupled with our ability to quickly respond and adapt to changing market conditions. We are guardedly optimistic we will benefit from a gradual resumption of in-person member events and activities going forward.”

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