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1·800·Flowers.com, Inc. (FLWS) – Margin Outlook Improves

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Friday, November 04, 2022

For more than 45 years, 1-800-Flowers.com has offered truly original floral arrangements, plants and unique gifts to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, everyday occasions, and seasonal holidays, and to deliver comfort during times of grief. Backed by a caring team obsessed with service, 1-800-Flowers.com provides customers thoughtful ways to express themselves and connect with the most important people in their lives. 1-800-Flowers.com is part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. family of brands. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Patrick McCann, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Fiscal Q1 exceeds expectations. The company reported fiscal Q1 revenue of $303.6 million, 2.4% above our forecast of $296.5 million. Stronger revenues in Gourmet Food & Gift Baskets accounted for the largest upside revenue variance. Adj. EBITDA loss of $28.7 million was better than our forecast of a loss of $34 million.  

Segment contributions. Revenue was bolstered by 11% growth in the Gourmet Food & Gift Baskets segment, reflecting the Vital Choice acquisition last year, which benefited the quarter by roughly $5 million. The Adj. EBITDA upside was driven by better-than-expected margins in the Consumer Floral and BloomNet segments. Management anticipates that margins should improve in the second half due to moderating labor, ocean freight and shipping costs.


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