Lifetime Manufacturers, Inc. Reviews First Quarter 2021 Monetary

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Lifetime Brands, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NasdaqGS: LCUT), a leading global designer, developer and marketer of a broad range of branded consumer products used in the home, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Robert Kay, Lifetime’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Lifetime Brands is off to an excellent start in 2021 with top line growth of 34.9% driving net income of $3.1 million and year-over-year growth in Adjusted EBITDA of 418% or $13.6 million. This represents the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth from our core US business, which continues to lead our overall business. Our strong results this quarter demonstrate Lifetime’s ability to consistently outperform across our categories in the many channels which we sell our products. We continue to gain market share across a majority of our categories, driven by robust consumer demand, strong brands and product offerings and vendor consolidation at our largest customers. Additionally, we benefited in the first quarter from our strategy to invest in increased inventory levels to assure product availability to our customers and consumers. Importantly, we also saw significant year-over-year improvement in our international business, which can be attributed to increased efficiencies and capabilities as a result of the reorganization of that business commencing in Q4 2019. We also are benefiting from our ability to add new products, grow into adjacent categories, and expand brands such as our KitchenAid line, which we recently extended into cutlery and in international markets. Our strong top line growth, the benefits of better utilization of our infrastructure, and a disciplined focus on cost efficiencies all contributed to our strong results for the quarter.”

Mr. Kay continued, “Looking ahead, 2021 will be a year of growth investments as we strengthen our focus on strategic initiatives, including enhancing our digital capabilities, expanding our presence in food service and supporting brands that will drive future growth. We are also actively pursuing new product launches to gain foothold in new categories including barbecue, pet, and storage and organization. We will continue to leverage the strength of our balance sheet to capitalize on opportunities to drive long-term growth and profitability. While 2021 will see an increase in investments to support these growth initiatives, we expect to be able to achieve meaningful growth in our top and bottom line.”

First Quarter Financial Highlights:

Consolidated net sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were $195.7 million, representing an increase of $50.6 million, or 34.9%, as compared to net sales of $145.1 million for the corresponding period in 2020. In constant currency, a non-GAAP financial measure, consolidated net sales increased by $49.6 million, or 34.0%, as compared to consolidated net sales in the corresponding period in 2020.

Gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $66.0 million, or 33.7%, as compared to $52.9 million, or 36.5%, for the corresponding period in 2020.

Income from operations was $9.2 million, as compared to a loss from operations of $(25.2) million for the corresponding period in 2020. Excluding a $20.1 million non-cash charge for goodwill impairment, and a $2.8 million non-cash charge for bad debt reserves to establish a provision against potential credit problems from certain retail customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, loss from operations would have been $(2.3) million, for the corresponding period in 2020.

Net income was $3.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $(28.2) million, or $(1.36) per diluted share, in the corresponding period in 2020.

Adjusted net income was $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, as compared to adjusted net loss, of $(5.7) million, or $(0.27) per diluted share, in the corresponding period in 2020. A table which reconciles this non-GAAP financial measure to net income (loss), as reported, is included below.

Adjusted EBITDA, after giving effect to certain adjustments as permitted and defined under our debt agreements, was $90.9 million for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021. A table which reconciles this non-GAAP financial measure to net income (loss), as reported, is included below.

Full Year 2021 Guidance

For the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, the Company is providing the following financial guidance:

  Year Ended
December 31, 2020
  Guidance for the
Year Ending
December 31, 2021
Net sales $769.2 million   $847 to $856 million
Income from operations $25.0 million   $53.5 to $56 million
Adjusted income from operations $47.9 million   $53.5 to $56 million
Net (loss) income $(3.0) million   $27 to $29 million
Adjusted net income $20.2 million   $27 to $29 million
Diluted (loss) income per common share $(0.14) per share   $1.24 to $1.33 per share
Adjusted diluted income per common share $0.95 per share   $1.24 to $1.33 per share
Weighted-average diluted shares 20.9 million   21.8 million
Adjusted EBITDA $77.3 million   $82.5 to $85.5 million

This guidance is based on a forecasted GBP to USD rate of $1.30. Net income and diluted income per common share were calculated based on an effective tax rate of 30%. Tables reconciling non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures, as reported, is included below.

The Company has previously provided long term financial objectives within its investor presentations, available on the Company’s website in the ‘Investor Relations’ section. Based upon the Company’s accelerated growth and success in achieving its previously disclosed long term financial objectives, the Company will be revising those objectives upward.

Conference Call
The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The dial-in number for the conference call is (866) 610-1072 (U.S.) or (973) 935-2840 (International), Conference ID: 7117416.

A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible through:
https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3152139/7349A42078F1F4A138F6F93840ADD392

For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an audio replay of the webcast will be available.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including consolidated net sales in constant currency, income from operations excluding certain non-cash charges, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted income (loss) per common share, and adjusted EBITDA. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of a company; or, includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided because management of the Company uses these financial measures in evaluating the Company’s on-going financial results and trends, and management believes that exclusion of certain items allows for more accurate period-to-period comparison of the Company’s operating performance by investors and analysts. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as indicators of business performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures of performance.

Forward-Looking Statements
In this press release, the use of the words “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “positioned,” “project,” “projected,” “should,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include all statements regarding the growth of the Company, our financial guidance, our ability to navigate the current environment and advance our strategy, our commitment to increasing investments in future growth initiatives, our initiatives to create value, our efforts to mitigate geopolitical factors and tariffs, our current and projected financial and operating performance, results, and profitability and all guidance related thereto, including forecasted exchange rates and effective tax rates, as well as our continued growth and success, future plans and intentions regarding the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries. Such statements represent the Company’s current judgments, estimates, and assumptions about possible future events. The Company believes these judgments, estimates, and assumptions are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial or operational results, and actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors. Such factors might include, among others, the Company’s ability to comply with the requirements of its credit agreements; the availability of funding under such credit agreements; the Company’s ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources and an appropriate level of debt, as well as to deleverage its balance sheet; the possibility of impairments to the Company’s goodwill; the possibility of impairments to the Company’s intangible assets; changes in U.S. or foreign trade or tax law and policy; the impact of tariffs on imported goods and materials; changes in general economic conditions which could affect customer payment practices or consumer spending; the impact of changes in general economic conditions on the Company’s customers; customer ordering behavior; the performance of our newer products; expenses and other challenges relating to the integration of any future acquisitions; changes in demand for the Company’s products; changes in the Company’s management team; the significant influence of the Company’s largest stockholder; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; changes in U.S. trade policy or the trade policies of nations in which we or our suppliers do business; uncertainty regarding the long-term ramifications of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union; shortages of and price volatility for certain commodities; global health epidemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; social unrest, including related protests and disturbances; our expectations regarding the future level of demand for our products; and significant changes in the competitive environment and the effect of competition on the Company’s markets, including on the Company’s pricing policies, financing sources and ability to maintain an appropriate level of debt. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

Lifetime Brands, Inc.
Lifetime Brands is a leading global designer, developer and marketer of a broad range of branded consumer products used in the home. The Company markets its products under well-known kitchenware brands, including Farberware®, KitchenAid®, Sabatier®, Amco Houseworks®, Chef’n® Chicago™ Metallic, Copco®, Fred® & Friends, Houdini™, KitchenCraft®, Kamenstein®, La Cafetière®, MasterClass®, Misto®, Swing-A-Way®, Taylor® Kitchen, and Rabbit®; respected tableware and giftware brands, including Mikasa®, Pfaltzgraff®, Fitz and Floyd®, Empire Silver™, Gorham®, International® Silver, Towle® Silversmiths, Wallace®, Wilton Armetale®, V&A®, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew® and Year & Day®; and valued home solutions brands, including BUILT NY®, Taylor® Bath, Taylor® Kitchen, Taylor® Weather and Planet Box®. The Company also provides exclusive private label products to leading retailers worldwide.

The Company’s corporate website is www.lifetimebrands.com.

Contacts:

Lifetime Brands, Inc.
Laurence Winoker, Chief Financial Officer
516-203-3590
investor.relations@lifetimebrands.com

or

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Ed Trissel / Andrew Squire / Rose Temple
212-355-4449

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands—except per share data)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2021   2020
Net sales $ 195,653        $ 145,070     
Cost of sales 129,653        92,136     
Gross margin 66,000        52,934     
Distribution expenses 18,646        16,557     
Selling, general and administrative expenses 38,108        41,522     
Goodwill and other impairments —        20,100     
Income (loss) from operations 9,246        (25,245 )  
Interest expense (4,014 )     (4,736 )  
Mark to market gain (loss) on interest rate derivatives 498        (2,251 )  
Income (loss) before income taxes and equity in (losses) earnings 5,730        (32,232 )  
Income tax (provision) benefit (2,416 )     3,729     
Equity in (losses) earnings, net of taxes (247 )     339     
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 3,067        $ (28,164 )  
BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.15        $ (1.36 )  
DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.14        $ (1.36 )  

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands—except share data)

  March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
  (unaudited)    
ASSETS      
CURRENT ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 30,641       $ 35,963    
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $18,333 at March 31, 2021 and $17,013 at December 31, 2020 131,251       170,037    
Inventory 210,265       203,164    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 10,128       12,129    
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 382,285       421,293    
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 22,168       23,120    
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS 94,804       96,543    
INVESTMENTS 21,135       20,032    
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net 239,927       244,025    
OTHER ASSETS 2,109       2,468    
TOTAL ASSETS $ 762,428       $ 807,481    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
CURRENT LIABILITIES      
Current maturity of term loan $ 11,569       $ 17,657    
Accounts payable 60,570       66,095    
Accrued expenses 74,625       80,050    
Income taxes payable 6,948       4,788    
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 12,141       11,480    
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 165,853       180,070    
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 15,694       16,483    
INCOME TAXES PAYABLE, LONG-TERM 1,444       1,444    
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES 100,349       102,355    
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 10,714       10,714    
REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY       27,302    
TERM LOAN 234,968       238,977    
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, shares authorized: 100 shares of Series A and 2,000,000 shares of Series B; none issued and outstanding          
Common stock, $0.01 par value, shares authorized: 50,000,000 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; shares issued and outstanding: 21,979,942 at March 31, 2021 and 21,755,195 at December 31, 2020 220       218    
Paid-in capital 268,127       268,666    
Retained earnings 2,548       424    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (37,489 )     (39,172 )  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 233,406       230,136    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 762,428       $ 807,481    

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2021   2020
OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
Net income (loss) $ 3,067       $ (28,164 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 5,958       6,234    
Goodwill and other impairments       20,100    
Amortization of financing costs 443       441    
Mark to market (gain) loss on interest rate derivatives (498 )     2,251    
Non-cash lease expense (409 )     702    
Provision for doubtful accounts 17       2,844    
Stock compensation expense 1,444       1,326    
Undistributed equity in losses (earnings), net of taxes 247       (339 )  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Accounts receivable 38,961       43,957    
Inventory (6,479 )     6,788    
Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets 2,121       (401 )  
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities (10,746 )     (18,148 )  
Income taxes receivable       (3,904 )  
Income taxes payable 2,156          
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 36,282       33,687    
INVESTING ACTIVITIES      
Purchases of property and equipment (674 )     (1,222 )  
Acquisition (178 )        
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (852 )     (1,222 )  
FINANCING ACTIVITIES      
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 7,845       67,115    
Repayments of revolving credit facility (35,131 )     (23,436 )  
Repayments of term loan (10,477 )     (688 )  
Payments for finance lease obligations (45 )     (25 )  
Payments of tax withholding for stock based compensation (2,160 )     (299 )  
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 184          
Cash dividends paid (1,010 )     (934 )  
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES (40,794 )     41,733    
Effect of foreign exchange on cash 42       (285 )  
(DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (5,322 )     73,913    
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 35,963       11,370    
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 30,641       $ 85,283    

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
Supplemental Information
(in thousands)

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results

Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve months ended March 31, 2021:

  Adjusted EBITDA for the Four Quarters Ended March 31, 2021
  (in thousands)
Three months ended March 31, 2021 $ 16,830  
Three months ended December 31, 2020 32,458  
Three months ended September 30, 2020 29,228  
Three months ended June 30, 2020 12,388  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 90,904  
  Three Months Ended        
  June 30, 2020   September 30,
2020
  December 31,
2020
  March 31,
2021
  Twelve Months
Ended March 31,
2021
  (in thousands)
Net (loss) income as reported $ (3,977 )   $ 13,913     $ 15,221     $ 3,067     $ 28,224  
Undistributed equity losses (earnings), net 848     (147 )   (1,620 )   247     (672 )
Income tax provision 3,031     3,711     6,853     2,416     16,011  
Interest expense 4,230     4,128     4,183     4,014     16,555  
Mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives 164     (99 )   (172 )   (498 )   (605 )
Depreciation and amortization 6,061     6,090     6,279     5,958     24,388  
Stock compensation expense 1,420     1,575     1,630     1,444     6,069  
Acquisition related expenses 55     57     126     182     420  
Restructuring expenses (benefit) 253         (42 )       211  
Warehouse relocation expenses 303                 303  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 12,388     $ 29,228     $ 32,458     $ 16,830     $ 90,904  

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined in the Company’s debt agreements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net (loss) income, adjusted to exclude undistributed equity in losses (earnings), income tax provision, interest expense, mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, and other items detailed in the table above that are consistent with exclusions permitted by our debt agreements.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
Supplemental Information
(in thousands—except per share data)

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (continued)

Adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted income (loss) per common share (in thousands -except per share data):

  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2021   2020
Net income (loss) as reported $ 3,067       $ (28,164 )  
Adjustments:      
Acquisition related expenses 182       47    
Warehouse relocation       790    
Mark to market (gain) loss on interest rate derivatives (498 )     2,251    
Goodwill and other impairments       20,100    
Income tax effect on adjustments 79       (727 )  
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 2,830       $ (5,703 )  
Adjusted diluted income (loss) per common share(1) $ 0.13       $ (0.27 )  

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share in the three months ended March 31, 2021 excludes acquisition related expenses and mark to market (gain) on interest rate derivatives. The income tax effect on adjustments reflects the statutory tax rates applied on the adjustments.

Adjusted net (loss) and adjusted diluted (loss) per common share in the three months ended March 31, 2020 excludes acquisition related expenses, warehouse relocation expenses, mark to market loss on interest rate derivatives and goodwill and other impairments. The income tax effect on adjustments reflects the statutory tax rates applied on the adjustments.

(1) Adjusted diluted income (loss) per common share is calculated based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 21,771 and 20,745 for the three month period ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding for the three month period ended March 31, 2021 include the effect of dilutive securities of 685.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
Supplemental Information
(in thousands)

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (continued)

Constant Currency:

  As Reported
Three Months Ended
March 31,
  Constant Currency (1)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
      Year-Over-Year
Increase (Decrease)
Net sales 2021   2020   Increase
(Decrease)
  2021   2020   Increase
(Decrease)
  Currency
Impact
  Excluding
Currency
  Including
Currency
  Currency
Impact
U.S. $ 176,181   $ 129,208   $ 46,973   $ 176,181   $ 129,214   $ 46,967   $ (6 )   36.3%   36.4%   0.1%
International 19,472   15,862   3,610   19,472   16,813   2,659   (951 )   15.8%   22.8%   7.0%
Total net sales $ 195,653   $ 145,070   $ 50,583   $ 195,653   $ 146,027   $ 49,626   $ (957 )   34.0%   34.9%   0.9%

(1) “Constant Currency” is determined by applying the 2021 average exchange rates to the prior year local currency sales amounts, with the difference between the change in “As Reported” net sales and “Constant Currency” net sales, reported in the table as “Currency Impact”. Constant currency sales growth is intended to exclude the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
Supplemental Information

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Guidance

Adjusted EBITDA guidance for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 (in millions):

Net income guidance $27 to $29
Add back:  
Income tax expense 11.5 to 12
Interest expense 15
Depreciation and amortization 23.5
Stock compensation expense 5
Other adjustments(1) 0.5 to 1
Adjusted EBITDA guidance $82.5 to $85.5

(1) Includes estimates for acquisition related expenses, undistributed equity in (earnings) losses and other items that are consistent with exclusions permitted by our debt agreements.

Adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share guidance for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 :

With respect to the guidance for adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share, there were no adjustments to the GAAP financial measures, therefore the amounts for adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share are consistent with the GAAP financial measures income from operations, net income and diluted income per common share.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2020:

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
March 31,
2020
  June 30,
2020
  September 30, 2020   December 31, 2020   December 31,
2020
        (in thousands)        
Net (loss) income as reported $ (28,164 )   $ (3,977 )   $ 13,913     $ 15,221     $ (3,007 )
Undistributed equity losses (earnings), net (339 )   848     (147 )   (1,620 )   (1,258 )
Income tax (benefit) provision (3,729 )   3,031     3,711     6,853     9,866  
Interest expense 4,736     4,230     4,128     4,183     17,277  
Mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives 2,251     164     (99 )   (172 )   2,144  
Depreciation and amortization 6,234     6,061     6,090     6,279     24,664  
Goodwill and other impairments 20,100                 20,100  
Stock compensation expense 1,326     1,420     1,575     1,630     5,951  
Acquisition related expenses 47     55     57     126     285  
Restructuring expenses (benefit)     253         (42 )   211  
Warehouse relocation expenses 790     303             1,093  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 3,252     $ 12,388     $ 29,228     $ 32,458     $ 77,326  

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined in the Company’s debt agreements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), adjusted to exclude undistributed equity in (earnings) losses, income tax (benefit) provision, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives, goodwill and other impairments, stock compensation expense, and other items detailed in the table above that are consistent with exclusions permitted by our debt agreements.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.
Supplemental Information
(in thousands—except per share data)

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (continued)

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share (in thousands – except per share data):

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020
Net loss as reported $ (3,007 )  
Adjustments:  
Acquisition related expenses 285    
Restructuring expenses 211    
Warehouse relocation expenses 1,093    
Mark to market loss on interest rate derivatives 2,144    
Goodwill and other impairments 20,100    
Foreign currency translation loss reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss 235    
Income tax effect on adjustments (858 )  
Adjusted net income $ 20,203    
Adjusted diluted income per share (1) $ 0.95    

(1)Adjusted diluted income per common share is calculated based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 21,179 for the year ended December 31, 2020. The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding for the year ended December 31, 2020 include the effect of dilutive securities of 319 shares.

Adjusted income from operations (in thousands):

  Year Ended December 31,
  2020
  (in thousands)
Income from operations $ 24,970  
Excluded non-cash charges:  
Goodwill and other impairments 20,100  
Bad debt reserve related to COVID-19 pandemic (1) 2,844  
Total excluded non-cash charges $ 22,944  
Adjusted income from operations $ 47,914  

(1) Bad debt reserve recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 to establish a provision against potential credit problems from certain retail customers who may have financial difficulty that has been caused or increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This reflects the Company’s assessment of risk of not being able to collect such receivables from certain customers in the U.S. that are at risk of seeking or have already obtained bankruptcy protection and our international customer base which has a higher proportion of small and independent brick-and-mortar retailers. This charge was taken in response to the Company’s assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these accounts