The Company now expects sales in the second quarter of 2020 to range between
“Although the second quarter has not yet ended, we now know that based on sales already booked and current visibility on product supply that our sales for the quarter will exceed the high end of our earlier forecast by more than 55%,” said
“Our second quarter outlook from six weeks ago anticipated retail demand normalizing during May and supply remaining highly constrained despite the more than three-fold increase in factory output we had already achieved. Retail demand has remained strong and, we believe, sales have been highly limited by continuing supply constraints, such that any increase in supply leads directly to revenues and sell-through. We were able to further significantly increase factory output and expedite deliveries into the second quarter to achieve additional expected sales of at least
“Looking toward the balance of the year, while it remains unclear the extent to which the current sales surge represents a pull-forward of sales that might otherwise have occurred later in the year, we anticipate being able to reflect all or most of the increased second quarter revenue when we provide updated full-year guidance as part of our next quarterly earnings report. We expect to enter July with channel inventories still needing significant replenishment. We also expect the higher revenues to drive higher adjusted EBITDA for the quarter and the year, partially offset by higher expediting costs incurred to achieve the incremental sales.”
The Company expects to update its full year outlook when actual second quarter results are reported in early August.
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