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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the leading provider of gourmet and floral gifts for all occasions. For nearly 40 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® has been helping deliver smiles for customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers, premium, gift-quality fruits, and other gourmet items from Harry & David®, popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory®; cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s®; premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May®; gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®; premium English muffins and other breakfast treats from Wolferman’s; carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com; and top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards®. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably.
Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
Patrick McCann, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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A surprise miss. Fiscal Q2 total revenues were $943 million, up a solid 7.5% from the year earlier quarter, but missed expectations. Adj. EBITDA was $133 million, down 17%, missing our estimate of $179 million. The miss was due to cancelled orders, higher than expected costs for ocean freight, inbound and outbound shipping costs and labor.
Gross margins take a hit. Gross profit margin declined 530 basis points from 45.4% in the prior year quarter to 40.1% due to increased inbound and outbound shipping costs as well as the rising cost of labor. All three operating segments took a hit to margins on a year-over-year basis: gross margins for Gourmet Foods and Gift Baskets declined 660 basis points, Consumer Floral and Gifts declined 270 ...
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