First Half 2021 vs. First Half 2020 Financial Highlights (unaudited)
- Net sales increased 39.9% to $1,206.9 million from $862.7 million
- Gross profit increased 33.9% to $166.9 million from $124.6 million
- Net income increased 14.0% to $21.6 million (or $0.05 per diluted share) compared to net income of $18.9 million (or $0.05 per diluted share)
Operational Highlights as of June 30, 2021
- Unique active customers: 4.2 million
- Repeat purchases: 32.5%
- Average value per order: $359
Newegg’s CEO, Anthony Chow noted, “Over the last two years, we focused on innovation and growth-oriented initiatives to position Newegg for success in the years ahead. As a result, we diversified our revenue sources and strengthened the company’s business and operational structure. And by optimizing and expanding our vendor relationships, we enhanced our product offering and grew our geographic footprint.”
Mr. Chow added, “Our first half 2021 results were a strong validation of this strategy as we were able to grow our net sales and gross margin by 39.9% and 33.9%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2020. We optimized products that were in high demand and promoted high-margin services. We refined Newegg’s product selection, improved relationships with suppliers by establishing a “quarterly strategic partnership execution program” (“QSPEP”) and shared market intelligence data with our vendors to help them make strategic decisions in providing the right products, to the right customers, at the right time. We also invested in new technologies to improve customer experience, order fulfillment and delivery times. Additionally, we made significant investments to expand our global infrastructure with the opening of our 43,000 sq. ft. warehouse in the Yangshan Free Trade Zone in Shanghai earlier this year. This warehouse acts as a freight collection and fulfillment center for our marketplace vendors and third-party logistics clients from which we transport merchandise to North America by freight and air. As a result of these additional expenses, our income from operations and net income increased by 26.9% and 14.0%, respectively.”
Mr. Chow concluded, “Today, due to the successful execution of our strategy, Newegg is a much stronger organization and well positioned to take advantage of several growth opportunities, create additional revenue sources, improve margins, expand our geographic footprint and provide higher returns to our shareholders.”
Operational Highlights by Revenue Stream
Direct sales business: Part of our strategy was to execute our QSPEP program designed to help us gain market share. We focused on establishing a strict validation process in selecting our suppliers and making sure that our end-customers were paying the best price for high-quality products purchased through our platform, supported by superb customer service.
Marketplace business: Through the Global Seller initiative, we recruited quality APAC sellers, specifically from China, into our platform and thus substantially broadened our product offerings. Newegg worked aggressively to build a platform that charges competitive, and at times, the lowest commission to vendors.
Newegg Partner Services (“NPS”) business: We recently launched several new services designed to support our vendor partners by providing them with the necessary resources to improve operations and logistics, marketing and advertising, customer service and finance, all aiming to help them increase sales and customer reach.