FTD reports 3Q loss

FTD Companies, today announced financial 
results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Consolidated revenues were $161.3 million for the third quarter of 2017, a decrease of 6.7% compared to $172.9 million for the third quarter of 2016, primarily due to a decrease in Consumer segment revenues. Foreign currency exchange rates did not have a significant impact on consolidated revenues during the third quarter of 2017.

Net loss was $76.3 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to net loss of $10.3 million for the third quarter of 2016. The net loss in the current quarter included a non-cash charge of $82.7 million, or $67.5 million net of taxes, for the impairment of goodwill, intangibles, and other long-lived assets. Excluding these charges, net loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $8.8 million. Other factors affecting third quarter results include lower amortization of intangible assets, which reduced the net loss, lower revenues and the associated gross profit and increases in general and administrative and sales and marketing expenses.

Adjusted EBITDA was $1.9 million, or 1.2% of consolidated revenues, for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $14.4 million, or 8.3% of consolidated revenues, for the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to the tables in this press release for a reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial measures.

John C. Walden, FTD's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am pleased with the substantial progress our company achieved during the third quarter. FTD's financial performance in the period was generally in line with our expectations, as we dealt effectively with regional disruption from hurricanes and continued to address the challenges of long-term underinvestment in customers and infrastructure. During the quarter, we also hired new leaders into key marketing and consumer business roles, and they are already making positive impacts on improving marketing effectiveness, merchandising and customer experiences. Importantly, our comprehensive strategic review of the business, which began in May soon after I joined the Company, is now complete and I expect our multi-year strategic plan to be finalized by year-end. I am optimistic about FTD's opportunities to restore its growth and industry leadership, and the management team and I look forward to sharing our plans in more detail at the commencement of 2018."

The FTD portfolio of brands includes the following trademarks: ProFlowers®, ProPlants®, Shari's Berries®, Personal Creations®, RedEnvelope®, Flying Flowers®, Flowers Direct™, Ink Cards™, Postagram™ and Gifts.com™. FTD Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill. 

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