More retailers in Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1000 list of leading ecommerce retailers in North America reported ecommerce earnings results for the most recent fiscal quarter. Here’s the ecommerce earnings summary you need to know from this quarter. Read more ecommerce earnings coverage here.
Parentheses indicate the merchant’s ranking in the Top 1000.
Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1)
Amazon recorded its highest operating income ever in its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30. Operating income nearly quadrupled year over year, growing 343%.
Allbirds Inc. (No. 343)
Allbirds reported net revenue declined 21.2% to $57.2 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. The decline was due to decreases in selling price from promotions and a decline in units sold. Net loss was $31.6 million. Allbirds will launch on a “leading digital marketplace” in the U.S. in the coming weeks, the retailer said.
Bark Inc. (No. 187)
Bark reported revenue declined 14.4% to $123.0 million in its fiscal second quarter of 2024 ended Sept. 30. Direct-to-consumer revenue declined 11.3% to $104.3 million, and it made up the majority of total revenue.
“Macroeconomic headwinds continue to pressure the dog toy industry, which is down double digits this fiscal year. … In less discretionary categories like consumables, we have made important progress across both our direct-to-consumer and retail channels,” CEO Matt Meeker said in a statement.
Cricut Inc. (No. 472)
Cricut reported revenue declined 1% year over year to $174.9 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30. However, operating income grew 36% in the same period. The technology company did not share ecommerce sales figures, but it is “encouraged” by Amazon Prime Day results, says CEO Ashish Arora. Cricut has plans for more short-lived but deep promotions during the holiday season to increase conversion.
EBay Inc. (No. 6 in marketplaces)
In its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30, eBay revenue grew 5% year over year. That’s up to $2.5 billion from $2.38 billion in Q3 2022. Meanwhile, eBay GMV grew 2% year over year. It reached $17.99 billion in Q3.
Read more about eBay’s earnings here.
The Honest Company Inc. (No. 704)
The Honest Company reported revenue grew 2% to $86 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Sept. 30. Online sales accounted for $40.1 million in revenue, growing 19% year over year while retail sales fell 9%.
“Robust consumption on Amazon” was a significant part of the digital growth, along with price increases, the retailer said.
Lulu’s Fashion Lounge Holdings Inc. (No. 203)
Lulu’s reported net revenue declined 21% to $83.1 million in the third quarter ended Oct. 1. The decline was driven by a 19% decrease in total orders, along with more promotions and a higher return rate.
“In the third quarter of 2023, we continued to see the impact of macroeconomic headwinds on consumer spending and purchasing behavior,” CEO Crystal Landsem said in a statement.
Ralph Lauren Corp. (No. 78)
Ralph Lauren reported online sales in North America grew 4% in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Brick-and-mortar sales in North America grew at the same rate. In the rest of the world, though, online sales outpaced in-store sales. They grew 19% in Asia and 14% in Europe. Total revenue increased 3% in the quarter.
The RealReal Inc. (No. 461 in Top 1000, No. 36 in marketplaces)
The RealReal reported revenue declined 7% to $133 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) also decreased, down 8% to $408 million. The retailer both sells used purses that it owns, and facilitates a marketplace for selling the same products.
“Our strategic shift to refocus on the higher-margin portion of the consignment business is delivering significant progress in our results,” CEO John Koryl said in a statement. Consignment revenue grew 10% in the quarter.
Steve Madden Ltd. (No. 261)
Steve Madden reported revenue declined 0.7% to $552.7 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Direct-to-consumer revenue declined 1.8% to $116.4 million in the same period. That decline was largely driven by a decrease in ecommerce sales, the retailer said without revealing more. Consumers are increasingly shopping during holidays and promotional events, with fewer purchases in between, says CEO Edward Rosenfeld.
Target Corp (No. 5)
Target announced that digital sales declined 10.5% year over year in the fiscal second quarter ended July 29. The retailer’s Drive-Up service led online sales, Target says.
Meanwhile, comparable in-store sales declined 4.3% versus Q2 last year. Target’s total revenue in Q2 reached $24.8 billion. That’s down 4.9% year over year. Operating profit after taxes was $3.89 billion, down from $4.63 billion in the year-ago period. Read more here.
Walmart (No. 2)
Walmart announced that U.S. online sales grew 24% for its fiscal second quarter ended July 28. International ecommerce sales grew 26%. Ecommerce sales were fueled by pickup and delivery orders.
Over the same period, comparable in-store sales grew more modestly, up 6.4%, excluding fuel. Total revenue grew, too, by 5.7% to $161.6 billion. Read more here.
Under Armour Inc. (No. 97)
Under Armour reported ecommerce revenue grew 2% in the second quarter of fiscal 2024 ended Sept. 30. Ecommerce accounted for about $208 million in revenue, according to Digital Commerce 360 estimates. Direct-to-consumer revenue, which includes ecommerce, grew 3% to $596 million. Total revenue remained flat at $1.6 billion, Under Armour said.
The Walt Disney Co. Ltd. (No. 100)
Disney reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 grew 5%, and revenue for the year grew 7%. The entertainment company says its direct-to-consumer business accounted for $5.5 billion in revenue in the quarter, up 13% year over year, and $21.9 billion for the year. It resulted in a loss of $387 million for the quarter and $2.6 billion for the year. Disney defines its direct-to-consumer sector as including Disney+ and Hulu streaming services.
Warby Parker (No. 340)
Warby Parker reported net revenue grew 14.2% to $169.8 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Net loss was $17.4 million. Ecommerce sales grew 3%, driven by marketing and the growth of Warby Parker’s contact business, which is mostly online, the retailer said. Ecommerce now represents 33% of revenue, in line with levels before the pandemic.
Yeti Holdings Inc. (No. 135)
Yeti reported sales were flat year over year in its third quarter ended Sept. 30. Direct-to-consumer sales grew 14% to $259.5 million in the quarter, while wholesale sales declined 16%. Yeti had a successful Amazon Prime Day in July with discounts on older colors and products, the retailer said.
1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (No. 47)
1-800-Flowers reported total consolidated revenue declined 11.4% to $269.1 million the fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 1. Gourmet food and gift baskets, consumer florals and gifts, and BloomNet wholesales revenues declined 9.3%, 12.3%, and 13.5%, respectively.
“Our fiscal first quarter is comprised of everyday or just-because gift giving occasions, which has been challenged over the past year as consumers reduced their discretionary spending in response to the macro environment,” CEO Jim McCann said in a statement.
So what does it mean?
- Discretionary items, like pet toys and gift baskets, remained under pressure across the board as consumers slowed spending ahead of the holidays.
- Amazon Prime Day drove sales for specialty retailers Cricut and Yeti.
Ecommerce earnings calendar
Here’s when to expect other ecommerce earnings this quarter:
- Amazon.com Inc.: Oct. 26
- Best Buy Co Inc.: Nov. 21
- Chewy Inc.: Dec. 6
- Costco Wholesale Corp.: Dec. 14
- The Gap Inc.: Nov. 16
- The Home Depot Inc.: Nov. 14
- Lowe’s Cos Inc.: Nov. 21
- Macy’s Inc.: Nov. 16
- Target Corp.: Nov. 15
- Walmart Inc.: Nov. 16
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