SALT LAKE CITY – Income for e-commerce retailer Overstock got here in at $684 million for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020, representing an 84% enhance from final yr’s determine of $370.9 million.
“Overstock had an unimaginable yr in 2020,” mentioned Jonathan Johnson, CEO. “The operational enhancements we started making on the finish of 2019 enabled us to learn from this unprecedented setting wherein all of us discover ourselves more and more working, studying and residing in our houses.”
Johnson mentioned the corporate completed what it got down to do in the beginning of the yr, together with practically doubling the variety of new clients and driving vital income progress.
“Regardless of what many predicted to be a difficult vacation season given service capability constraints, Overstock carried out extremely properly as a result of rigorous planning and diligent communication with our companions and our clients,” he added.
Gross revenue for the fourth quarter was $153 million or 22.4% of whole internet income in contrast with $76 million within the fourth quarter of 2019. The corporate’s diluted earnings per share was 26 cents, an enchancment of 99 cents yr over yr.
On the earnings name, Johnson mentioned that newly acquired clients within the fourth quarter elevated 94% yr over yr. And, orders positioned on a cell machine made up 50% of gross merchandise gross sales within the fourth quarter of 2020.
For the total yr, whole internet income was $2.5 billion, a rise of 75% over final yr, with gross revenue of $580 million or 22.7% of whole internet income. Full-year diluted earnings per share was $1.24, an enchancment of $4.70 from final yr.
On the decision with traders, Johnson mentioned, “As of December, 35% of dwelling furnishings are being bought on-line, and I imagine this will likely be a everlasting shift. In actual fact, Overstock grew 2.3 instances the tempo of the net furnishings marketplace for the yr, and our purpose is to proceed to outperform the market.”
The corporate mentioned its transfer to free delivery for all gadgets through the pandemic will grow to be a everlasting one with all gadgets now accessible free of charge delivery.
On the earnings name, Dave Nielsen, retail president for Overstock mentioned the corporate is working diligently with its distributors to get product in by both switching ports, flying merchandise in or switching provide chains.
“We’ve been artistic at bringing product into the nation,” Nielsen mentioned. “Our in-stock ranges are bettering and are up 20% from our low however we’ve received room to go.”