Leaf Team Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2020 Outcomes NYSE:LEAF

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 06, 2021 (Globe NEWSWIRE) — Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE: LEAF), a diversified consumer web corporation, today provided a economic update. Leaf Group’s fourth quarter 2020 profits grew above 40% 12 months-above-12 months – marking its highest quarterly income because fiscal year 2013 – reflecting solid advancement for Modern society6 Team and Saatchi Artwork Group by way of the conclusion of December 2020, partly offset by reduce Media income.

“We are very pleased that Leaf Group sent an additional robust quarter in Q4 2020, coming on the heels of our historic earnings advancement in Q2 and Q3 of this past year,” mentioned Sean Moriarty, CEO of Leaf Group. “The unsure macroeconomic ecosystem of 2020 was not devoid of its problems, but the resilience of our brands and the durability of our portfolio strategy positioned us to supply superb outcomes quarter right after quarter this yr. Our history new buyer expansion for each Society6 Team and Saatchi Artwork Team, the energy of Society6 Group in the $50 billion U.S. on line dwelling merchandise industry, and large viewers throughout our digital models sets us up very well for continued results in 2021 and outside of.”

  • Culture6 Group Gross Transaction Worth (GTV)(1) improved above 100% yr-more than-yr in the fourth quarter 2020, driven by general Immediate-to-Buyer (DTC) GTV progress of over 105%, such as around 120% advancement in the U.S. and around 45% advancement internationally. Society6 Team professional strong need through the holiday break period and across its main types of Wall Art, Household Décor, and Tech Extras. In addition, Modern society6 Group obtained history new prospects in Q4 2020.
  • Saatchi Art Team GTV(1) greater around 20% in Q4 2020, pushed by power in Saatchi Art On line with GTV growth of around 45% and the not too long ago-introduced The Other Art Reasonable On the net Studios, partially offset by the postponement or cancellation of its are living fairs for the fourth quarter of 2020. In addition, Saatchi Art On the internet established a record for GTV in Q4 2020.
  • Media profits declined about 20% calendar year-about-yr in the fourth quarter of 2020 partly owing to election-related softness for our life-style models.

“Consumer behavior is continuing to change on-line in our key categories of Home, Art & Layout and Conditioning & Wellness, positioning the corporation for powerful sustained growth. In Q4, we reinvested in new client acquisition for Modern society6 ensuing in record new prospects for the brand name, an maximize of 14% over our previous report set in Q3 2020,” additional Brian Gephart, CFO of Leaf Group. “Our Q4 2020 results have further more elevated our self-confidence in surpassing the earlier offered 2022 targets of additional than $250 million in earnings and $20 million in Modified EBITDA, and we be expecting to provide an update on our outlook in the upcoming Q4 2020 earnings call.”

Leaf Team expects to announce total fourth quarter and total 12 months ended December 31, 2020 fiscal outcomes in the common training course.
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(1) Gross transaction value: Gross transaction value is described as the total greenback worth of Society6 Team and Saatchi Art Team transactions, respectively (excluding, in the situation of Saatchi Artwork Group, the revenue from sure transactions created by Saatchi Art’s The Other Artwork Fair, which include things like sales of stand house to artists at fairs, sponsorship fees and ticket sales). Gross transaction benefit is the complete amount paid out by the customer for a Society6 product or service or Saatchi Art Group artwork, respectively, which is made up of the next elements: the merchandise price, inclusive of the fee payable to the artist, shipping and delivery prices, and gross sales taxes, considerably less any marketing discounts. Gross transaction benefit does not mirror any subsequent cancellations, refunds or credits and does not characterize earnings earned by Leaf Group. 

About Leaf Team:
Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE: LEAF) is a diversified consumer world wide web company that builds enduring, creator-driven manufacturers that reach passionate audiences in huge and developing way of life groups, including fitness and wellness (Effectively+Superior, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and dwelling, artwork and layout (Saatchi Art, Modern society6 and Hunker). For a lot more details about Leaf Team, visit www.leafgroup.com.

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Investor Get in touch with:
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