iRobot Corporation Down More than 6% After Second Quarter Earnings | Financial Buzz

iRobot Corporation Down More than 6% After Second Quarter Earnings

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer robots, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020.

iRobot Corporation designs, builds, and sells robots for the consumer market in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It offers Roomba floor vacuuming robots; Braava family of automatic floor mopping robots; Terra robotic lawn mower products; and Root robots designed to help children learn how to code.

The Company reported revenue for the second quarter of 2020 was $279.9 million, an increase of 8% from $260.2 million in the second quarter of 2019. The growth primarily reflected a 43% increase in premium robot (list price of $500 or higher) revenue. Revenue for the first half of 2020 was $472.4 million versus $497.8 million in the first half of 2019.

GAAP net income per share was $2.07 for the second quarter of 2020, compared with GAAP net income per share of $0.25 in the second quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net income per share was $1.06 for the second quarter of 2020 versus non-GAAP second-quarter 2019 net income per share of $0.48.

Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot, stated, “Consistent with our business update last month, iRobot delivered a stronger-than-expected second-quarter performance as demand strengthened meaningfully during the quarter. Our top-line results were highlighted by 43% growth in our premium robots. Quarterly revenue in each major geographic region surpassed our initial targets entering the quarter, led by 13% growth in the U.S. and 43% expansion in Japan. Our return to operating profitability reflected the combination of higher revenue, notable improvement in our gross margin and disciplined expense management.”

“We are making tangible progress in our strategy to differentiate our robots through their ability to deliver an exceptional cleaning experience as our product mix continued to shift toward our premium robots,” Angle noted. “Maintaining a clean home has taken on greater prominence during this pandemic. Consumers are increasingly realizing that our floor cleaning robots, particularly our premium products such as the Roomba i7 Series and s9 Series, along with the Braava jet m6, possess the cleaning efficacy, thoughtful intelligence and home understanding to become trusted cleaning companions. Related to this, our community of connected customers grew 13% sequentially from the end of March to approximately 6.9 million at the end of Q2.”