Online fashion retailer Revolve Group (NASDAQ: RVLV) fell short of analyst expectations in Q2 FY2022 quarter, with revenue up 26.8% year on year to $290 million. Revolve made a GAAP profit of $16.2 million, down on its profit of $31.5 million, in the same quarter last year.
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Revolve (RVLV) Q2 FY2022 Highlights:
- Revenue: $290 million vs analyst estimates of $292.8 million (0.96% miss)
- EPS (GAAP): $0.22
- Free cash flow was negative $30.7 million, down from positive free cash flow of $52.7 million in previous quarter
- Gross Margin (GAAP): 55.9%, in line with same quarter last year
- Trailing 12 months Active Customers : 2.16 million, up 611 thousand year on year
"We delivered strong results in the second quarter, highlighted by record net sales that increased 27% year-over-year, gross margin expansion to record levels for a second quarter, and continued strong growth in active customers," said co-founder and co-CEO Mike Karanikolas.
Launched in 2003 by software engineers Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas, Revolve Group (NASDAQ: RVLV) is a next generation fashion retailer that leverages social media and a community of fashion influencers to drive its merchandising strategy.
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Revolve's revenue growth over the last three years has been strong, averaging 27.1% annually.
This quarter, Revolve reported a decent 26.8% year on year revenue growth, but this result fell short of what analysts were expecting.
Ahead of the earnings results the analysts covering the company were estimating sales to grow 17.2% over the next twelve months.
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As an online retailer, Revolve generates revenue growth by growing both the number of buyers, and the average order size.
Over the last two years the number of Revolve's active buyers, a key usage metric for the company, grew 14.4% annually to 2.16 million users. This is a solid growth for a consumer internet company.
In Q2 the company added 611 thousand active buyers, translating to a 39.3% growth year on year.
Key Takeaways from Revolve's Q2 Results
With a market capitalization of $2.12 billion Revolve is among smaller companies, but its more than $237.8 million in cash and positive free cash flow over the last twelve months give us confidence that Revolve has the resources it needs to pursue a high growth business strategy.
We were very impressed by Revolve’s strong user growth this quarter. And we were also glad to see good revenue growth. On the other hand, it was unfortunate to see that Revolve missed analysts' revenue expectations and cash flow turned negative. Zooming out, we think this was a mixed quarter. But investors might have been expecting more and the company is down 7.88% on the results and currently trades at $28.5 per share.
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