This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Drugstore.com Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2010 Revenues

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq:DSCM), a leading online retailer of health, beauty, clinical skincare, and vision products, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 2, 2011.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, drugstore.com's quarterly net sales increased to $123.6 million, up 23% 1 on an adjusted growth rate from $108.6 million in the prior year period. The Company reported a net loss of $663,000 and a net loss per share of $0.01. This is an improvement from a net loss of $1.6 million and a net loss per share of $0.02 reported in the same period of the prior year.

The Company reported $5.0 million of adjusted EBITDA and $4.2 million of ongoing adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2010, as compared to $3.5 million of adjusted EBITDA and $4.2 million of ongoing adjusted EBITDA for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of intangible assets, adjusted to exclude the impact of stock-based compensation expense. Ongoing adjusted EBITDA, also a non-GAAP financial measure, is defined as adjusted EBITDA excluding the impact of expenses or income from discontinued operations, certain legal actions, settlements and related costs outside our normal course of business, restructuring and severance costs, impairment charges, and certain other one-time charges and credits each of which is specifically identified.

For the fiscal year 2010, the Company reported net sales of $456.5 million, up 24% 1 on an adjusted basis over fiscal year 2009. The Company reported a net loss of $3.6 million in 2010, adjusted EBITDA of $20.0 million, and ongoing adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million for 2010. Additionally, the Company reported free cash flow of $4.4 million for 2010 compared to $1.4 million for 2009.

"We are pleased with our revenue growth in the fourth quarter in a highly competitive environment, as our holiday sales outpaced eCommerce growth for the quarter," said Dawn Lepore, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of drugstore.com, inc. "While gross margins were impacted by product mix and holiday promotions, total orders excluding partnerships increased over 17% 1 from the prior year period. For the quarter, we reported OTC sales up 24% 1, as adjusted, including a strong performance from SkinStore.com, which contributed to total beauty growth of 56% 1, as adjusted. Additionally, this quarter, we accelerated the growth of our vision business, up 14% 1 on a comparable basis over the prior year period, and recently launched two branded sites, PearleVision Contacts and LensCraftersContacts, for Luxottica."

"During 2010, we made important strategic progress, achieving our targets for OTC and total beauty growth, and, even more importantly, laying the groundwork to deliver significant growth to both our top and bottom lines. Through the sale of our pharmacy assets to BioScrip Pharmacy Services and the acquisition of SkinStore.com, we have refocused the business on our faster growing OTC and vision segments and have a clear plan of how to succeed in these markets. I am confident that the improvements we have made to our site, the extensive testing we conducted on new product offerings, and the important investments we made this year position us for a strong 2011," concluded Ms. Lepore.

1 of 4

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,112.17 +81.03 0.48%
S&P 500 1,996.65 +12.52 0.63%
NASDAQ 4,535.3980 +16.4960 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs