Medifast, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Second Quarter Revenue Increased 55% and EPS Increased 84%

Record Financial Results Exceed Second Quarter Guidance

Raises Fiscal Year 2018 Outlook

BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven, healthy living products and programs, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

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Second Quarter 2018 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $117.3 million, an increase of 54.9% year-over-year
  • Active earning Coaches of 19,700, an increase of 45.9% year-over-year
  • Net income of $14.1 million, an increase of 86.4% year-over-year
  • Earnings per diluted share ("EPS") of $1.16, an increase of 84.1% year-over-year

"We are pleased to report a further acceleration in the business momentum we reported in the first quarter of the year, resulting in record revenues and profitability that exceeded our expectations," commented Dan Chard, Medifast's Chief Executive Officer. "The accelerating growth rate is an indication of the energy behind our integrated coach model tied to our powerful mission and a repeatable business rhythm capable of delivering long-term sustainable growth.  We are confident that we are well positioned for future growth and, based on these strong operational and financial results as well as our positive outlook for the remainder of the year, we are pleased to be able to raise our annual guidance once again this year."

Second Quarter 2018 Results

For the second quarter of 2018, revenue increased 54.9% to $117.3 million from revenue of $75.7 million for the second quarter last year. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 64% of consumable units sold for the second quarter of 2018 compared to 30% for the second quarter of last year. The total number of active earning Coaches for the second quarter of 2018 increased to 19,700, compared to 13,500 for the second quarter of 2017. The average revenue per active earning Coach for the second quarter of 2018 increased 16.1% to $5,474 compared to $4,713 for the second quarter last year.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 increased to $88.8 million from $57.6 million for the second quarter of 2017. The Company's gross profit as a percentage of revenue decreased 40 basis points to 75.7% from 76.1% for the second quarter last year.  The decrease in gross margin percentage was a result of an acceleration in the number of new clients which increased the proportion of clients receiving a first-order discount.

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") increased $25.4 million to $71.7 million compared to $46.3 million for the second quarter of 2017, primarily as a result of higher commission expense resulting from higher product sales. SG&A as a percentage of revenue was flat compared to the second quarter last year.

Operating income increased $5.8 million to $17.1 million from $11.3 million for the second quarter of 2017 primarily as a result of increased gross profit, partially offset by increased SG&A expenses.  Operating income as a percentage of revenue decreased 30 basis points to 14.6% compared to 14.9% in the second quarter of 2017.

The second quarter 2018 effective tax rate was 19.8%, compared to 33.8% for the second quarter of 2017.  This decrease was primarily a result of the decrease in the Federal statutory rate pursuant to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act as well as the discrete accounting for taxes associated with share-based compensation.  The decrease in the effective rate was partially offset by 1.9% due to the elimination of the Domestic Manufacturer Deduction. Excluding the discrete accounting for taxes associated with share-based compensation, the second quarter effective tax rate would have been 22.0%.

Net income for the second quarter of 2018 was $14.1 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, based on approximately 12.2 million shares outstanding. Second quarter 2017 net income was $7.6 million, or $0.63 per diluted share based on approximately 12.1 million shares outstanding. 

Balance Sheet

The Company's balance sheet remains strong with stockholders' equity of $102.9 million and working capital of $81.6 million as of June 30, 2018.  Cash, cash equivalents, and investment securities increased $4.5 million to $103.3 million as of June 30, 2018 compared to $98.8 million at December 31, 2017. The Company remains free of interest bearing debt.

The Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $5.8 million, or $0.48 per share, during the second quarter of 2018.  The Company spent $20.0 million on the repurchase of approximately 119,000 shares of common stock in the second quarter and has approximately 729,000 shares remaining on its repurchase authorization as of June 30, 2018. 

Adoption of Accounting Standard Update 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASC 606")

As announced in the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted ASC 606 on a modified retrospective basis.  As a result, the Company did not restate financial information for the three months ending June 30, 2017.  The results of ASU 606 primarily impact the Company's timing of revenue recognition for product shipments, as product revenue will be recognized upon customer receipt in lieu of at the time of shipment.

The following are the impacts to the financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 from the implementation of ASC 606.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2018, revenue decreased $2.3 million, or 1.9%, which resulted in gross profit decreasing $1.9 million, or 2.0%.  Reported gross profit as a percentage of revenue decreased 10 basis points to 75.7% from 75.8%.  Income from operations was negatively impacted by $1.0 million, or 5.5%, resulting in decreased net income and diluted earnings per share of $0.8 million, or $0.06 per share, respectively.

As of June 30, 2018, working capital decreased $3.1 million and stockholders' equity decreased $2.4 million as a result of the impact ASC 606.

Outlook

The Company expects third quarter revenue to be in the range of $120.0 million to $125.0 million and earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $1.05 to $1.10.  The Company is raising its guidance for the full year 2018, expecting revenue of $460 million to $470 million and earnings per diluted share of $4.35 to $4.45. This compares to the Company's previous annual guidance for revenue of $385 million to $395 million and earnings per diluted share of $3.55 to $3.65. The full year 2018 earnings guidance assumes a 21% to 23% effective tax rate.

Conference Call Information

The conference call is scheduled for today, Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at the Investor Relations section of Medifast's website at www.MedifastInc.com, and will be archived online through August 16, 2018. In addition, listeners may dial (855) 560-2579.

A telephonic playback will be available from 6:30 p.m. ET, August 2, 2018, through August 9, 2018. Participants can dial (877) 344-7529 to hear the playback and enter passcode 10122455.

About Medifast®:

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven, healthy living products and programs. The brand has been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors since its founding. Its integrated coach model offers the world optimal health by leveraging nearly 40 years of experience from medical, franchise, e-commerce, and direct selling channels. Medifast and its community of independent OPTAVIA Coaches embrace the future of wellness with a shared vision to offer the world lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time™. OPTAVIA is represented by a community of more than 19,000 OPTAVIA Coaches who teach Clients healthy habits, while offering support and guidance on their transformation journey. In 2018, Medifast announced it will expand into the Asia-Pacific markets of Hong Kong and Singapore in 2019 with its integrated coach model. Medifast is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and was named to Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America List in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.MedifastInc.com or www.OPTAVIA.com.

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Forward Looking Statements

Please Note: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as "intend" or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Medifast's objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Medifast believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Medifast's inability to attract and retain independent OPTAVIA Coaches and Members, stability in the pricing of print, TV and Direct Mail marketing initiatives affecting the cost to acquire customers, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, and its planned growth into new domestic and international markets and new channels of distribution. Although Medifast believes that the expectations, statements, and assumptions reflected in these forward- looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

MEDIFAST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except per share amounts & dividend data)




Three months ended June 30,


Six months ended June 30,



2018


2017


2018


2017














Revenue


$

117,324


$

75,729


$

215,920


$

146,351

Cost of sales



28,525



18,118



52,313



35,848

Gross profit



88,799



57,611



163,607



110,503














Selling, general, and administrative



71,689



46,301



131,814



90,584














Income from operations



17,110



11,310



31,793



19,919














Other income (expense)













Interest income, net



330



141



579



204

Other income (expense)



179



(3)



178



36




509



138



757



240














Income from operations before income taxes



17,619



11,448



32,550



20,159














Provision for income taxes



3,486



3,864



6,195



6,430














Net income


$

14,133


$

7,584


$

26,355


$

13,729














Earnings per share - basic


$

1.17


$

0.64


$

2.19


$

1.15














Earnings per share - diluted


$

1.16


$

0.63


$

2.17


$

1.14














Weighted average shares outstanding -













Basic



12,037



11,929



12,032



11,915

Diluted



12,174



12,056



12,129



12,044














Cash dividends declared per share


$

0.48


$

0.32


$

0.96


$

0.64

 

 

 

MEDIFAST, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except par value)













June 30,



December 31,





2018



2017









ASSETS

Current Assets








Cash and cash equivalents



$

81,076


$

75,077

Accounts receivable-net of doubtful accounts of $162 at June 30, 2018 and








allowance for sales returns and doubtful accounts of $597 at December 31, 2017




934



576

Inventory




26,900



19,328

Investment securities




22,245



23,757

Income taxes, prepaid




-



2,272

Prepaid expenses and other current assets




3,936



4,188

Total current assets




135,091



125,198









Property, plant and equipment - net




18,220



18,611

Other assets




1,649



2,120

Deferred tax assets




1,347



-

















TOTAL ASSETS



$

156,307


$

145,929









LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities








Accounts payable and accrued expenses



$

53,444


$

37,140

Total current liabilities




53,444



37,140









Deferred tax liabilities




-



208

Total liabilities




53,444



37,348









Stockholders' Equity








Common stock, par value $.001 per share: 20,000 shares authorized;








12,141 and 12,103 issued and 11,951 and 11,971 outstanding








at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively




12



12

Additional paid-in capital




7,199



4,967

Accumulated other comprehensive loss




(219)



(160)

Retained earnings 




116,617



103,762

Less: Treasury stock at cost, 128 shares at June 30, 2018




(20,746)



-

Total stockholders' equity




102,863



108,581









TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



$

156,307


$

145,929

 

 

 

As required by ASC 606, the impact of the adoption of the new revenue standard on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets was as follows (in thousands):























Three months ended June 30, 2018


Six months ended June 30, 2018



As Reported


Balances without adoption of ASC 606


Effect of Change


As Reported


Balances without adoption of ASC 606


Effect of Change




















Revenue


$

117,324


$

119,606


$

(2,282)


$

215,920


$

216,860


$

(940)

Cost of sales



28,525



28,952



427



52,313



52,473



160

Gross profit



88,799



90,654



(1,855)



163,607



164,387



(780)




















Selling, general, and administrative



71,689



72,554



865



131,814



132,077



263




















Income from operations



17,110



18,100



(990)



31,793



32,310



(517)




















Other income (expense)



















Interest income, net



330



330



-



579



579



-

Other income (expense)



179



179



-



178



178



-




509



509



-



757



757



-




















Income from operations before income taxes



17,619



18,609



(990)



32,550



33,067



(517)




















Provision for income taxes



3,486



3,696



210



6,195



6,304



109




















Net income


$

14,133


$

14,913


$

(780)


$

26,355


$

26,763


$

(408)




















Earnings per share - basic


$

1.17


$

1.24


$

(0.07)


$

2.19


$

2.22


$

(0.03)




















Earnings per share - diluted


$

1.16


$

1.22


$

(0.06)


$

2.17


$

2.21


$

(0.04)




















Weighted average shares outstanding -



















Basic



12,037



12,037






12,032



12,032




Diluted



12,174



12,174






12,129



12,129












































June 30, 2018












As Reported


Balances without adoption of ASC 606


Effect of Change





























ASSETS



















Accounts receivable, net


$

934


$

189


$

745










Inventory



26,900



25,865



1,035










Prepaid expenses and other current assets



3,936



3,805



131










Deferred tax assets



1,347



695



652





























LIABILITIES



















Accounts payable and accrued expenses



53,444



48,455



4,989





























STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



















Retained earnings 



116,617



119,043



(2,426)





























 

SOURCE Medifast, Inc.

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