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Tech / Blockchain Stock News: Overstock (NASDAQ: $OSTK) Reports Q3 2020 Financial Results

Quarterly net income of $23 million and total net revenue of $732 million


SALT LAKE CITY - October 29, 2020 ( Newswire), Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Total net revenue was $732 million, an increase of 111% year over year
  • Gross profit was $171 million or 23% of total net revenue, an increase of 330 basis points year over year
  • Net income attributable to stockholders of, Inc. was $23 million, an improvement of $54 million year over year
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.50, an improvement of $1.39 year over year
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $40 million, an improvement of $58 million year over year
  • YTD net cash provided by operating activities was $199 million, an improvement of $288 million year over year
  • YTD free cash flow (non-GAAP) improved $291 million year over year
  • At the end of the third quarter, cash and cash equivalents totaled $530 million

"After a record-setting second quarter, we maintained our momentum, continued to outperform expectations, and grew faster than competitors in the third quarter," said Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson. "Our quarterly gross sales in our Retail business doubled year over year once again and new customers grew 141%. These new customers are making repeat purchases at an increasing rate. Heading into the fourth quarter, I am as confident as ever in our Retail business maintaining sustainable, profitable market share growth."

"Our Medici Ventures blockchain-based businesses also continue to make meaningful advancements," said Johnson. "tZERO received FINRA approval to provide retail brokerage services for digital securities through its subsidiary, tZERO Markets, which officially launched last week. Several of our Medici Ventures companies are raising capital, most are getting products into production, and many are generating revenue. Our organization remains focused and disciplined. We continue to execute against our strategic initiatives that are driving growth and delivering profitability. I look forward to providing an update on our progress and performance during our earnings call."

Other Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Retail income before income taxes was $43 million, an improvement of $52 million year over year
  • Retail Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) was $50 million, or 7% of Retail net revenue, an improvement of $51 million (or 720 basis points) year over year
  • Consolidated G&A expenses increased by $2 million but improved by 470 basis points as a percentage of total net revenue year over year
  • tZERO net revenue was $11 million, an increase of 97% year over year, primarily due to SpeedRoute trading volume

Third Quarter Operational Highlights

  • Newly acquired Retail customers increased 141% year over year
  • Gross sales from orders placed on a mobile device were 50% of Retail gross sales in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 44% in the third quarter of 2019
  • Volume on the tZERO ATS increased 856% to a record 4 million shares (equivalent to $39 million in value of shares traded)

Capital Raise

During the third quarter, Overstock announced and completed a public offering of common stock. The size of the offering was increased from its initial announcement due to increased demand, and the underwriters fully exercised the over-allotment option. The offering was completed on August 14, 2020, whereby we issued 2,415,000 shares of common stock at a price of $84.50 per share, raising net proceeds of approximately $193 million. The capital raise was opportunistic in nature, and proceeds will be used to support our continued growth trajectory.

COVID-19 Update

Overstock has continued to respond to the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In our Retail business, customer demand continued to increase significantly in the third quarter, particularly in our key home furnishings categories. We have seen a substantial year-over-year increase in our website traffic and number of new customers. Our Retail gross sales again grew more than 100% year over year in Q3. Our online-only platform and partner network with thousands of fulfillment centers has enabled us to meet this increase in demand. Our three warehouses have remained operational based on our sustained implementation of sound safety measures, including staggered shifts and social distancing. We are also hiring in key areas throughout the company to support our current and expected growth. We continue to face challenges created by the sharp increase in volume, in customer service channels and in fulfillment and delivery, stemming from capacity issues from shipping carriers and some suppliers, including out-of-stock positions on some of our top performing products. Most of our Medici Ventures blockchain companies have seen relatively little disruption, and several are working on solutions to problems exacerbated by the global pandemic. We have evaluated and implemented a phased re-entry plan for our offices; most of our corporate employees continue to work from home without incident. We cannot predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will unfold in the coming months. Nevertheless, the challenges arising from the pandemic have not adversely affected our liquidity, revenues, or capacity to service our debt, nor have these conditions required us to reduce our capital expenditures.

Earnings Webcast Information

The company will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss its Q3 2020 financial results on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ET. To access the live webcast and presentation slides, go to To listen to the conference call via telephone, dial (877) 673-5346 and enter conference ID 4293477 when prompted. Participants outside the U.S. or Canada who do not have Internet access should dial +1 (724) 498-4326 then enter the conference ID provided above.

A replay of the conference call will be available at starting two hours after the live call has ended. An audio replay of the webcast will be available via telephone starting at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 29, 2020, through 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 12, 2020. To listen to the recorded webcast by phone, dial (855) 859-2056 then enter the conference ID provided above. Outside the U.S. or Canada dial +1 (404) 537-3406 and enter the conference ID provided above.

Questions may be emailed in advance of the call to

About, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock (Medici Ventures' tZERO platform:OSTKO) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online retailer and technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its leading e-commerce website sells a broad range of new home products at low prices, including furniture, d├ęcor, rugs, bedding, home improvement, and more. The online shopping site, which is visited by tens of millions of customers a month, also features a marketplace providing customers access to millions of products from third-party sellers. Overstock was the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency in 2014, and in the same year founded Medici Ventures, its wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to the development and acceleration of blockchain technologies to democratize capital, eliminate middlemen, and re-humanize commerce. Overstock regularly posts information about the Company and other related matters on the Newsroom and Investor Relations pages on its website,

O,,, Club O, and Worldstock are registered trademarks of, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the October 29, 2020 conference call and webcast to discuss our financial results may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact, including forecasts of trends. These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ultimate impact on our business and results of operations, adverse tax, regulatory or legal developments, and competition. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, the inherent risks associated with the businesses that Medici Ventures and tZERO are pursuing, our continually evolving business model, and difficulties we may have with our infrastructure, our fulfillment partners or our payment processors, including cyber-attacks or data breaches affecting us or any of them, and difficulties we may have with our search engine optimization results. More information about factors that could potentially affect our financial results are included in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, which were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020, May 7, 2020, and August 6, 2020, respectively, and in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 10-K, 10-Q's, and our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in or contemplated by our projections, estimates and other forward-looking statements.


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Alexis Callahan

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Megan Herrick

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