Kidpik Corp. (PIK) CEO Ezra Dabah on Q2 2022 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Kidpik Corp. (NASDAQ:PIK) Q2 2022 Results Conference Call August 16, 2022 4:30 PM ET

Company Participants

Ezra Dabah - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Adir Katzav - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Moshe Dabah - Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Conference Call Participants

Edward Reilly - EF Hutton

Operator

Good afternoon and welcome to the Kidpik Second Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] Please note, this event is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Ezra Dabah, Chief Executive Officer. Please go ahead.

Ezra Dabah

Thank you, Garry. We are happy to welcome everyone to today’s call to review Q2 2022 and provide an update on the business. We're going to start with a review of our financial and business highlights, followed by a financial review, which Adir, as CFO, will take us through, and we will then open the call to Q&A.

Moshe Dabah, my son, our Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer is also available for any questions you may have. I'd like to start by sharing that new customer revenue and conversion rates increased over the past two months. And we have seen our active subscriber base increase over the past month. Kidpik second quarter results fell below expectation as a result of continued weakness in new customer acquisitions, and partly due to a decline in industry wide consumer confidence.

As we previously mentioned, the rate of our new customer acquisition has been impacted by privacy policy changes across social media, which resulted in a 33% lower revenue for the second quarter of 2022. To address the impact of social privacy policy changes, we have launched several new programs that are beginning to show results. We have expanded our brand ambassador program, and are focused on our search platform strategy and leveraging our own robust database as well as focusing on other channels.

We're constantly working to improve the customer experience and introduce new products and categories for our members to purchase. Just last week, we launched Kidpik Baby adding sizes 12 and 18 months to our existing product offerings, which presents an opportunity for growth amongst our existing members in addition to new target audiences. We have relaunched our brand website, which we invite you to see, presenting an elevated image for the back to school season.

We've added new features to our e-commerce website Kidpik Shop, creating a convenient and streamlined way for both members and non-members to shop items, curated outfits, freestyle boxes, and our famous, 2 for basics, à la carte with no subscription required. In addition, we are testing an in-home direct mail program that is rolling out as we speak. We are continuing to explore other paid and unpaid channels to generate new opportunities for conversions.

Our team has decades of experience operating a business with an integrated model and has honed their expertise across design, merchandising and procurement. This coupled with the proven proprietary technology and algorithm we have built, uniquely position us to scale and reach profitable growth objectives.

Our competitive advantage is in the kids subscription marketplace, is our ability to deliver head to toe stylized assets at a great value. This position has to service a wide audience within the 50 billion and growing children's work marketplace. As mentioned previously, in the second quarter, we introduced the 12-piece box option, delivering even more items for our members to purchase in each box. We are happy to report that almost half of our new members opting for the bigger box and the keep rate of the 12-piece box are very similar to the traditional 8 piece box.

We're dedicated to fulfilling our mission to change the way parents shop by delivering personally styled high quality outfits that makes their kids look great and inspire confidence. Our products and services are appealing to parents who are seeking convenience and style support when it comes to getting their kids dressed, while also enjoying the excitement of the unboxing and fun discovery experience.

Positive customer engagement is illustrated by the 28,000 average 4 Star reviews of our service from happy parents and grandparents. By the way, 15% of our active sale are actually grandparents. Here's a quote from a grandma. It has been a remarkable year with Kidpik, the clothes are durable, great quality, and quite chic for our eight and five year olds. The shoes are always a hit too. I would definitely recommend this box to anyone who wants to streamline shopping. There's always a variety of mix and match assets, Oh, so versatile.

And a quote from mom basically describes what we are about. My daughter absolutely loves and looks forward to a box every month. I wish I could tell her stylist what a great job she always does. We have kept everything in each and every single box. As a busy working mother, it saves me time and my kids look great. I must tell you this is the type of reviews that drives us to excel and do more.

Having our own brand also gives us the opportunity to expand beyond the box. As mentioned in our first quarter call, we have now implemented a software that enables us to market and sell our branded apparel and shoes on third-party e-commerce platforms. We are also seeking major retail partnerships with a goal of increased distribution and brand visibility. We invite you all to please visit us at kidpik.com to see our new e-commerce brand experience for the back to school season.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing our strategy deliver profitable growth in the years to come.

With that, I will turn the call over to Adir to detail the financial highlights of the quarter. Adir?

Adir Katzav

Thank you, Ezra. Q2 revenue was $3.8 million, a decrease of 33.4% year-over-year. The decrease in revenue was primarily driven by a decrease in subscription box sales due to a reduction in new customer acquisitions in the second quarter of 2022.

Looking at Q2 revenue by channel, subscription sales were approximately $3 million, a decrease of 38% year-over-year. Amazon sales was lower at $559,000, a decrease of 22% year-over-year. Online website sales increased by 103% to $241,000.

Moving to revenue by subscription for the quarter. Active subscriptions or recurring books is decreased by 31.6% to $2.7 million. New subscription of first box decreased by 66.1% to $0.3 million. Total subscriptions decreased by 38.4% to $3 million that represents 79% of total revenue.

Turning to gross margin. Gross margin for the quarter was 61% a year-over-year increase of 70 basis points. Shipped item for the second quarter decreased by 39% to $354,000. Keep rate for the first quarter was 69.2%, which is in-line with our keep rate last year.

On the bottom line, net loss for the quarter was approximately $1.6 million or a loss of $0.21 per share compared to a net loss of $1.4 million or a loss of $0.26 per share last year. Speaking to non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA, for the quarter was a net loss of $1.1 million compared to a net loss of $1.2 million last year.

Now, to the balance sheet and cash flow. Cash at the end of the quarter was approximately $2.5 million, compared to $8.4 million at the end of 2021. We used $4.8 million in operating cash flow for the 26 weeks period compared to $3.8 million last year. We’re currently looking at various financing options available to the company in order to enhance our cash position. As of July 2, 2022, we had $17.1 million in total current assets, $5.3 million in total current liabilities and a working capital of $11.8 million.

With that, I will turn the call back to the operator for Q&A. Operator?

Question-and-Answer Session

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our first question is from Edward Reilly with EF Hutton. Please go ahead.

Edward Reilly

I was wondering if you could maybe quantify what you're seeing for the new customer revenue of the two recent months. I was wondering if we should expect new purchases in Q3 to be above that of Q2?

Ezra Dabah

Well, we are seeing an increase in conversions over past months. And as we have mentioned, we have also seen an increase for the first time over the past year in active subscribers. So at this particular moment, we look forward for that trend to continue into the third and fourth quarter?

Edward Reilly

Okay. How long do customers typically keep a subscription for?

Ezra Dabah

Yes. Eddie, that's something that we have not shared before. So it's a good bunch of time, but we haven't shared that stat before.

Edward Reilly

For the baby boxes, congrats on rolling that out. I was wondering what percentage of current subscribers maybe -- might be interested in that box as well?

Ezra Dabah

Which box is that, the freestyle gift boxes?

Edward Reilly

The baby box?

Ezra Dabah

The baby box. Well, we just launched it, and we've seen of course conversions come through like we have before when we launched toddler. And as it relates to a percentage, it's hard to say what that might be. We just launched it late last week.

And so -- it's another two sizes, so potentially could increase the business over time by anywhere from 3% to 5%.

Edward Reilly

Do you guys have data on your subscribers that have children in the 12 to 18 months range?

Ezra Dabah

No. That -- we only have data on actual subscribers as to how -- what their age is, most of them give us their age. But as to who else potentially is in the household, we don’t know.

Edward Reilly

And then I'm wondering if you could maybe unpack how the discussions with retail partners has been?

Ezra Dabah

Well, we’re just beginning that. We wanted to wait for our look and feel and our elevated aspirational look that we just rolled out, the back to school before contacting them. So we have our eyes on a few retailers and we look forward to contact them over the next few weeks.

Operator

This concludes our question-and-answer session. I would like to turn the conference back over to Ezra Dabah for any closing remarks.

Ezra Dabah

Thank you, Operator. Thank you all for joining us today. We remain optimistic about our growth potential. Thank you for your continued support and interest in Kidpik. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at ir@kidpik.com. Wishing everybody a great day, and an inspiring and healthy fall season. It's amazing that we don't talk about summer anymore, it kind of came and left so quickly. Have a great season ahead. And thank you again for your interest. All the best.

Operator

The conference is now concluded. Thank you for attending today's presentation. You may now disconnect.

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