SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC),a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world,today reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2021.
Third Fiscal Quarter Financial Highlights
- Total net sales for the second quarter were $111.9 million, an increase of 12 percent compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date total net sales were $236.5 million, an increase of 19 percent compared to the prior year fiscal period.
- Translation of the Company's foreign subsidiary results to U.S. dollars had a favorable impact on sales for the current quarter and year-to-date. On a constant currency basis, total net sales would have been $109.2 million for the second quarter and $231.0 million year-to-date.
- Net income for the second quarter was $17.2 million, an increase of 20 percent compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date net income was $40.8 million, an increase of 54 percent from the prior year fiscal period.
- Diluted earnings per share were $1.24 in the second quarter, compared to $1.04 per share for the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date diluted earnings per share were $2.96 compared to $1.92 in the prior year fiscal period.
- Gross margin was 55.4 percent in the second quarter compared to 53.6 percent in the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date gross margin was 55.9 percent compared to 53.9 percent in the prior year fiscal period.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 19 percent in the second quarter to $35.5 million when compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date selling, general and administrative expenses were up 14 percent to $71.5 million compared to the prior year fiscal period.
- Advertising and sales promotion expenses were up 13 percent in the second quarter to $5.5 million when compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date advertising and sales promotion expenses were up 6 percent to $11.0 million compared to the prior year fiscal period.
“We continue to experience very high demand for our maintenance products due to renovation trends associated with the pandemic,or what we call isolation renovation,“ said Garry Ridge, WD-40 Company's chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition, we are seeing improved market conditions due to a reduction of COVID-19 lockdown measures in many markets, particularly in China, as well as increased sales through the ecommerce channel.“
“However, the pandemic has also caused some disruptions and constraints to our supply chain, primarily in the Americas, which impacted our ability to meet the increased end user demand we experienced in the United States during the second quarter. Despite these supply chain challenges in the United States, we continue to experience very strong point-of-sale end user demand for our maintenance products. We are working to address the supply chain challenges and there is a recovery plan underwaywhich we expect will result in improved conditions in the back half of the year.“
“We are off to a very strong start in the first half of fiscal 2021. Keeping up with demand in a COVID environment has been a challenge, but we've increased our revenue expectations and believe that net sales are likely to be in a range of between $445 million to $475 million for the full fiscal year. This upward revision is driven primarily by favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Additionally, over the long-term, we are optimistic that many of the new end users who have interacted with our products during the pandemic will become permanent users of our maintenance and homecare solutions,“ Ridge concluded.