iRobot Logo
iRobot Reports First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results
First-Quarter 2021 Revenue Growth of 58% Underpins Stronger-than-Expected Profitability and EPS Performance

BEDFORD, Mass., May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021.

Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot, stated, "Our first-quarter results demonstrate that we are off to a very good start to 2021. Consumer demand for our products has remained resilient and our value proposition to provide customers with a highly differentiated, personalized cleaning experience has continued to resonate around the world. Just as important, we have continued to make tangible progress executing on our strategy as we enhanced our iRobot Genius platform, expanded our connected customer base, introduced a new complementary product and advanced our commercial activities for new services."

Commenting on the company's outlook, Angle said, "We have increased our expectations for 2021 revenue to reflect our first-quarter performance and solid growth prospects over the coming quarters. At the same time, we have reaffirmed our 2021 operating income and EPS as we plan to carefully manage our spending to offset higher-than-expected costs arising from the tighter availability of semiconductor chips as well as rising raw material, freight and transportation costs. While it is still early in the year and there is substantial work ahead, we are very excited about our potential to deliver upside to our current targets, assuming demand signals remain favorable and we successfully mitigate the semiconductor chip constraints that are disrupting a wide range of industries. As we execute on our strategy, we remain confident about our ability to capitalize on a wide range of opportunities to sustain our top-line growth and drive meaningful profit and EPS expansion in 2022."

Financial Performance Highlights

  • Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $303.3 million, a 58% increase from $192.5 million in the first quarter of 2020. iRobot's top-line growth reflected robust expansion in each major geographic region with stronger-than-expected demand from the company's distribution partners in EMEA and vibrant retail orders in North America, including certain orders that were previously anticipated for the second quarter.
    • iRobot's revenue grew 40% in the U.S., 74% in EMEA and 53% in Japan compared with the same period last year.
    • We estimate that iRobot's first-quarter 2021 revenue to support e-commerce, which spans the company's own website and app, dedicated e-commerce websites and the online arms of traditional retailers, grew by approximately 90% over the first quarter of 2020, and represented approximately 56% of first-quarter 2021 revenue. Direct-to-consumer revenue of $35 million in the first quarter of 2021 grew 146% from the same quarter last year.
    • Product revenue mix was more evenly balanced in the first quarter of 2021 than in recent quarters, which reflected the combination of introducing the i3 Series in major markets outside of the U.S., limited availability of certain premium Roomba robots and lower pricing on certain other product SKUs.
  • GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2021 was $6.4 million, compared with a GAAP operating loss of $20.2 million in the first quarter of 2020. First-quarter 2021 non-GAAP operating income of $15.0 million compared with a non-GAAP operating loss of $14.4 million in the same period one year ago.
  • GAAP net income per share was $0.26 for the first quarter of 2021, compared with a net loss per share of $0.64 in the first quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.41 for the first quarter of 2021 versus a non-GAAP first-quarter 2020 net loss per share of $0.32.
  • As of April 3, 2021, the company's cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $500.8 million, compared with $483.7 million at the end of 2020 and $263.5 million as of March 28, 2020. The company, which has no outstanding debt, also has access to an unsecured revolving line of credit of $150 million, with an additional $75 million accordion feature.

Q121 and Recent Business Highlights

  • iRobot introduced the Roomba i3 and i3+ in EMEA and Japan in January 2021.
  • During the first quarter of 2021, the company delivered an upgraded version of the iRobot Genius Home Intelligence platform, delivering new features and functionality that further personalize the cleaning experience.
  • On April 6, 2021, the company announced the launch of the iRobot H1 handheld vacuum as part of its efforts to address the cleaning needs of Roomba and Braava users, diversify its offerings and grow existing customer revenue through its DTC channel. In addition, iRobot detailed its continued progress with new services including Protect/Protect+ extended warranties, a premium care service and iRobot Select, its robot-as-a-service membership program.
  • On April 8, iRobot disclosed that it entered into a Rule 10b5-1 plan to repurchase $50 million of common stock in the aggregate beginning April 12, 2021 and ending September 5, 2021. All share repurchases made during this period will be done as part of the company's previously authorized $200 million stock repurchase program.
  • During the first quarter of 2021, iRobot further expanded its community of engaged, connected customers who have opted-in to its digital communications to approximately 10.7 million, a 74% increase over the same period one year ago.
  • Major accolades for iRobot and its products during first quarter of 2021 included Android Central (North America), Better Homes & Gardens (North America), Navi & Kaden Watch (Japan), BBC Science (United Kingdom) and Chip (Germany).
  • In early April 2021, iRobot expanded the set of resources available within iRobot Education that now includes new social-emotional learning resources and multi-language support.

Financial Expectations
iRobot updated its full-year 2021 GAAP and non-GAAP financial expectations for revenue and gross profit and reaffirmed its operating income and EPS expectations, all of which were originally issued on February 10, 2021. A detailed reconciliation between the company's GAAP and non-GAAP expectations is included in the attached financial tables.

Fiscal Year 2021 ending January 1, 2022:

Metric

GAAP


Adjustments


Non-GAAP

Revenue

$1.67 - $1.71 billion



$1.67 - $1.71 billion

Gross Profit

$642 - $672 million


~$3 million


$645 - $675 million

Operating Income

$69 - $79 million


~$41 million


$110 - $120 million

Earnings Per Share

$1.85 - $2.10


~$1.15


$3.00 - $3.25

First-Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call
iRobot will host a conference call tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET to review its first-quarter 2021 financial results, and discuss its outlook going forward. Pertinent conference call details include:


Date:                          

May 4, 2021


Time:                          

8:30 a.m. ET


Call-In Number:         

213-358-0894   


Conference ID:          

1792768

A live webcast of the conference call, along with the conference call prepared remarks, will be accessible on the event section of the company's website at https://investor.irobot.com/events/event-details/q1-2021-irobot-corp-financial-results-conference-call. An archived version of the broadcast will be available on the same website shortly after the conclusion of the live event. A replay of the telephone conference call will be available through May 11, and can be accessed by dialing 404-537-3406, passcode 1792768.

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot®, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. iRobot created the home robot cleaning category with the introduction of its Roomba® Robot Vacuum in 2002. Today, iRobot is a global enterprise that has sold more than 30 million robots worldwide. iRobot's product line, including the Roomba and the Braava® family of mopping robots, feature proprietary technologies and advanced concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation. iRobot engineers are building an ecosystem of robots and technologies to enable the smart home. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

For iRobot Investors
Certain statements made in this press release that are not based on historical information are forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, iRobot Corp.'s expectations regarding: future financial performance, including with respect to 2021 revenue, gross profit, operating profit and EPS; our plans to carefully manage our spending to offset higher-than-expected costs arising from the tighter availability of semiconductor chips as well as rising raw material, freight and transportation costs; our potential to deliver upside to our current targets, assuming demand signals remain favorable and we successfully mitigate current semiconductor constraints that are disrupting a wide range of industries; and our ability to capitalize on a wide range of opportunities to sustain our top-line growth and drive meaningful profit and EPS expansion in 2022. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the impact of COVID-19 on our business, the industry and markets in which we operate, and the global economy; current supply chain challenges including current constraints in the availability of certain semiconductor components used in our products; our ability to operate in an emerging market; the financial strength of our customers and retailers; the impact of tariffs on goods imported into the United States; general economic conditions; market acceptance of and adoption of our products; and competition. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. iRobot Corp. undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by iRobot Corp., see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission

iRobot Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)










For the three months ended


April 3, 2021


March 28, 2020





Revenue

$             303,261


$                   192,535

Cost of revenue:




Cost of product revenue

180,092


114,295

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

225


285

Total cost of revenue

180,317


114,580





Gross profit

122,944


77,955





Operating expenses:




Research and development

41,920


36,759

Selling and marketing

50,990


36,594

General and administrative

23,440


24,573

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

205


254

Total operating expenses

116,555


98,180





Operating income (loss)

6,389


(20,225)





Other expense, net

(160)


(19)





Income (loss) before income taxes

6,229


(20,244)

Income tax benefit

(1,214)


(2,109)

Net income (loss)

$                 7,443


$                   (18,135)





Net income (loss) per share:




Basic

$                   0.26


$                       (0.64)

Diluted

$                   0.26


$                       (0.64)





Number of shares used in per share calculations:



Basic

28,257


28,297

Diluted

29,086


28,297









Stock-based compensation included in above figures:

Cost of revenue

$                    362


$                          527

Research and development

2,149


2,478

Selling and marketing

959


766

General and administrative

3,312


1,420

Total

$                 6,782


$                       5,191

 

 iRobot Corporation

 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 (unaudited, in thousands)






April 3, 2021


January 2, 2021





 Assets








 Cash and cash equivalents

$                       500,754


$                     432,635

 Short term investments

-


51,081

 Accounts receivable, net

67,918


170,526

 Inventory

233,113


181,756

 Other current assets

41,369


45,223

Total current assets

843,154


881,221

 Property and equipment, net

80,402


76,584

 Operating lease right-of-use assets

42,086


43,682

 Deferred tax assets

33,408


33,404

 Goodwill

123,273


125,872

 Intangible assets, net

9,312


9,902

 Other assets

26,256


19,063

Total assets

$                    1,157,891


$                  1,189,728





 Liabilities and stockholders' equity








 Accounts payable

$                       150,769


$                     165,779

 Accrued expenses

105,810


131,388

 Deferred revenue and customer advances

7,294


10,400

Total current liabilities

263,873


307,567

 Operating lease liabilities

48,738


50,485

 Deferred tax liabilities

584


705

 Other long-term liabilities

20,712


26,537

Total long-term liabilities

70,034


77,727

Total liabilities

333,907


385,294

 Stockholders' equity

823,984


804,434

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$                    1,157,891


$                  1,189,728

 

 iRobot Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 (unaudited, in thousands)










For the three months ended


April 3, 2021


March 28, 2020

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$           7,443


$          (18,135)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating
activities:




Depreciation and amortization

7,501


7,459

Stock-based compensation

6,782


5,191

Deferred income taxes, net

(95)


(528)

Other

1,582


1,531

Changes in operating assets and liabilities — (use) source




Accounts receivable

101,459


108,825

Inventory

(51,443)


9,848

Other assets

3,425


(5,612)

Accounts payable 

(15,438)


(41,440)

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(32,522)


(26,405)

Net cash provided by operating activities

28,694


40,734





Cash flows from investing activities:




Additions of property and equipment

(11,272)


(7,310)

Purchases of investments

(8,664)


(1,560)

Sales and maturities of investments

63,644


3,500

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

43,708


(5,370)





Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from employee stock plans

2,589


934

Income tax withholding payment associated with restricted stock vesting

(4,756)


(1,816)

Stock repurchases

-


(25,000)

Net cash used in financing activities

(2,167)


(25,882)





Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(2,116)


(106)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

68,119


9,376

Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period

432,635


239,392

Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period

$       500,754


$          248,768

 

 iRobot Corporation

Supplemental Information

(unaudited)










For the three months ended


April 3, 2021


March 28, 2020

Revenue by Geography: *




    Domestic

$             114,772


$               81,967

    International

188,489


110,568

Total

$             303,261


$             192,535





Robot Units Shipped *




      Vacuum

971


625

      Mopping

117


96

Total

1,088


721





Revenue by Product Category **




      Vacuum***

$                    270


$                    170

      Mopping***

33


23

Total

$                    303


$                    193





Average gross selling prices for robot units

$                    319


$                    315





Section 301 tariff costs *

$                 3,383


$                 6,609

Section 301 tariff impact on gross and operating margin

(1.1)%


(3.4)%





Headcount

1,267


1,147









* in thousands




** in millions




*** includes accessory revenue








Certain numbers may not total due to rounding




iRobot Corporation
Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP, this earnings release contains references to the non-GAAP financial measures described below. We use non-GAAP measures to internally evaluate and analyze financial results. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and enable comparison of our financial results with other public companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on the following items. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets: Amortization of acquired intangible assets consists of amortization of intangible assets including completed technology, customer relationships, and reacquired distribution rights acquired in connection with business combinations. Amortization charges for our acquisition-related intangible assets are inconsistent in size and are significantly impacted by the timing and valuation of our acquisitions. We exclude these charges from our non-GAAP measures to facilitate an evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Net Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture (Income) Expense: Net merger, acquisition and divestiture (income) expense primarily consists of transaction fees, professional fees, and transition and integration costs directly associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. It also includes business combination adjustments including adjustments after the measurement period has ended. The occurrence and amount of these costs will vary depending on the timing and size of these transactions. We exclude these charges from our non-GAAP measures to facilitate an evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to our past operating performance.

Stock-Based Compensation: Stock-based compensation is a non-cash charge relating to stock-based awards. We exclude this expense as it is a non-cash expense, and we assess our internal operations excluding this expense and believe it facilitates comparisons to the performance of other companies.

IP Litigation Expense, Net: IP litigation expense, net relates to legal costs incurred to litigate patent, trademark, copyright and false advertising infringements, or to oppose or defend against interparty actions related to intellectual property. Any settlement payment or proceeds resulting from these infringements are included or netted against the costs. We exclude these costs from our non-GAAP measures as we do not believe these costs have a direct correlation to the operations of our business and may vary in size depending on the timing and results of such litigations and settlements.

Gain/Loss on Strategic Investments: Gain/loss on strategic investments includes fair value adjustments, realized gains and losses on the sales of these investments and losses on the impairment of these investments. We exclude these items from our non-GAAP measures because we do not believe they correlate to the performance of our core business and may vary in size based on market conditions and events. We believe that the exclusion of these gains or losses provides investors with a supplemental view of our operational performance.

Income tax adjustments: Income tax adjustments include the tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments, calculated using the appropriate statutory tax rate for each adjustment. We reassess the need for any valuation allowance recorded based on the non-GAAP profitability and have eliminated the effect of the valuation allowance recorded in the U.S. jurisdiction. We also exclude certain tax items, including impact from stock-based compensation windfalls/shortfalls, that are not reflective of income tax expense incurred as a result of current period earnings. We believe disclosure of the income tax provision before the effect of such tax items is important to permit investors' consistent earnings comparison between periods.

iRobot Corporation

Supplemental Reconciliation of GAAP Actuals to Non-GAAP Actuals

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)








For the three months ended


April 3, 2021

March 28, 2020

 GAAP Revenue

$                   303,261

$               192,535




 GAAP Gross Profit

$                   122,944

$                 77,955

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

225

285

Stock-based compensation

362

527

 Non-GAAP Gross Profit

$                   123,531

$                 78,767

 Non-GAAP Gross Margin

40.7%

40.9%




 GAAP Operating Expenses

$                   116,555

$                 98,180

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

(205)

(254)

Stock-based compensation 

(6,420)

(4,664)

Net merger, acquisition and divestiture income

-

500

IP litigation expense, net 

(1,140)

(615)

Restructuring and other

(213)

-

 Non-GAAP Operating Expenses

$                   108,577

$                 93,147

 Non-GAAP Operating Expenses as a % of Non-GAAP Revenue

35.8 %

48.4 %




 GAAP Operating Income (Loss)

$                       6,389

$               (20,225)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

430

539

Stock-based compensation

6,782

5,191

Net merger, acquisition and divestiture income

-

(500)

IP litigation expense, net

1,140

615

Restructuring and other

213

-

 Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss)

$                     14,954

$               (14,380)

 Non-GAAP Operating Margin

4.9 %

(7.5)%




 GAAP Income Tax Benefit

$                      (1,214)

$                 (2,109)

Tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

1,398

(1,831)

Other tax adjustments

2,653

(1,384)

 Non-GAAP Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

$                       2,837

$                 (5,324)




 GAAP Net Income (Loss)

$                       7,443

$               (18,135)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

430

539

Stock-based compensation

6,782

5,191

Net merger, acquisition and divestiture income

-

(500)

IP litigation expense, net

1,140

615

Restructuring and other

213

-

Gain on strategic investments

(38)

(87)

Income tax effect

(4,051)

3,215

 Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)

$                     11,919

$                 (9,162)




 GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share

$                         0.26

$                   (0.64)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

0.01

0.02

Stock-based compensation

0.23

0.19

Net merger, acquisition and divestiture income

-

(0.02)

IP litigation expense, net

0.04

0.02

Restructuring and other

0.01

-

Income tax effect

(0.14)

0.11

 Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) Per Diluted Share

$                         0.41

$                   (0.32)




Number of shares used in diluted per share calculation

29,086

28,297







Section 301 Tariff Costs



Section 301 tariff costs

$                        3,383

$                    6,609

Impact of Section 301 tariff costs to gross and operating margin (GAAP & non-
GAAP)

(1.1)%

(3.4)%

Impact of Section 301 tariff costs to net income (loss) per diluted share (GAAP
& non-GAAP)

$                         (0.12)

$                    (0.23)




Supplemental Information



Days sales outstanding

20

18

Days in inventory

118

118

 

 iRobot Corporation

Supplemental Reconciliation of Fiscal Year 2021 GAAP to Non-GAAP Guidance

(unaudited)






FY-21

GAAP Gross Profit

$642 - $672 million

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

~$1 million

Stock-based compensation

~$2 million

Total adjustments

~$3 million

Non-GAAP Gross Profit

$645 - $675 million




FY-21

GAAP Operating Income 

$69 - $79 million

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

~$1 million

Stock-based compensation

~$32 million

IP litigation expense, net

~$8 million

Total adjustments

~$41 million

Non-GAAP Operating Income 

$110 - $120 million




FY-21

GAAP Net Income Per Diluted Share

$1.85 - $2.10

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 ~ $0.03 

Stock-based compensation

 ~ $1.10  

IP litigation expense, net

 ~ $0.27 

Income tax effect

~ ($0.25)

Total adjustments

~ $1.15

Non-GAAP Net Income Per Diluted Share

$3.00 - $3.25



Number of shares used in diluted per share calculations

~ 29.2 million

 

SOURCE iRobot Corporation

For further information: Andrew Kramer, Investor Relations, iRobot Corp., (781) 430-3003, akramer@irobot.com; Charlie Vaida, Media Relations, iRobot Corp., (781) 430-3182, cvaida@irobot.com