Stitch Fix Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFIX), the trusted online personal styling service, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2023 ended July 29, 2023.

“Since joining Stitch Fix in late June, I have spent time assessing every aspect of our business, operating model, and organization; getting to know what our clients feel we do well and where we can do better; and identifying opportunities to both optimize in the short term and reimagine for the future,” said Chief Executive Officer, Matt Baer. “Our current business results are not indicative of what I believe this Company can deliver, and I am committed to realizing the full potential of Stitch Fix and driving long-term, profitable growth.”

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023 Key Metrics and Financial Highlights

  • Net revenue of $375.8 million, a decrease of 22% year-over-year
  • Net loss of $28.7 million and diluted loss per share of $0.24
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $10.4 million

Full Year Fiscal 2023 Key Metrics and Financial Highlights

  • Net revenue of $1.6 billion, a decrease of 21% year-over-year
  • Active clients of 3,297,000, a decrease of 498,000 or 13% year-over-year
  • Net revenue per active client (RPAC) of $497, a decrease of 9% year-over-year
  • Net loss of $172.0 million and diluted loss per share of $1.50
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $16.8 million

Key Business Updates

  • The fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 results exceeded expectations: Delivered revenue of $375.8 million in the fourth fiscal quarter.
  • Continuing to realize the benefits of our disciplined cost management: Adjusted EBITDA of $10.4 million in the fourth fiscal quarter, which exceeded our guidance range.
  • Further balance sheet strengthening: We generated positive free cash flow for the third quarter in a row, delivering $17.7 million in the fourth fiscal quarter and $38.8 million for the full fiscal year 2023. We ended the year with $257.6 million of cash, cash equivalents, and investments; and no bank debt.
  • In June 2023, we announced we were entering a consultation period to explore exiting the market in the United Kingdom (“UK”). On August 24, 2023, we ended the consultation period and made the decision to exit our business in the UK and wind down our operations. We anticipate our UK business will be reported as a discontinued operation in the first quarter of fiscal 2024.

Financial Outlook

Our financial outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 ending October 28, 2023 is for our business in the United States (“US”):

Net Revenue - US Business$355 million - $365 million(20)% - (18)% YoY decline
Adjusted EBITDA - US Business$2 million - $7 million1% - 2% margin

Our financial outlook for the full fiscal year 2024 is for our US business. Additionally, our fiscal year is a 52-week or 53-week period ending on the Saturday closest to July 31. The fiscal year 2023 was a 52-week year and the fiscal year 2024 is a 53-week year, with the extra week occurring in the fourth quarter ending August 3, 2024.

Our financial outlook for our US business contemplates the 53-week period for fiscal year 2024:

 Fiscal Year 2024
Net Revenue - US Business
$1.30 billion - $1.37 billion
(18)% - (14)% YoY
(20)% - (15)% YoY
adjusted to a 52-week period (1)
Adjusted EBITDA - US Business$5 million - $30 million0% - 2% margin

(1) Full fiscal year 2024 net revenue for the US business has been adjusted to remove the 53rd week for year-over-year comparative purposes.

We expect to recognize net revenue in the UK of approximately $7 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2024 and $8 million during the full fiscal year 2024, which reflects both sales to clients and the liquidation of inventory.

Stitch Fix has not reconciled its adjusted EBITDA outlook to GAAP net income (loss) because it does not provide an outlook for GAAP net income (loss) due to the uncertainty and potential variability of restructuring and net wind-down costs associated with the UK business, net other income (expense), provision for income taxes, and stock-based compensation expense, which are reconciling items between adjusted EBITDA and GAAP net income (loss). Because Stitch Fix cannot reasonably predict such items, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure outlook to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort. We caution, however, that such items could have a significant impact on the calculation of GAAP net income (loss). For more information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Matt Baer, Chief Executive Officer of Stitch Fix, and David Aufderhaar, Chief Financial Officer of Stitch Fix, will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time today to discuss the Company’s financial results and outlook. A live webcast of the call will be accessible on the investor relations section of the Stitch Fix website at

To access the call by phone, please register at the following link:

Dial-In Registration:

Upon registration, telephone participants will receive the dial-in number along with a unique PIN number that can be used to access the call. A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at

About Stitch Fix, Inc.

Stitch Fix combines the human touch of expert stylists with the precision of advanced data science to make online personal styling accessible to everyone. Stitch Fix helps millions of clients across the United States and United Kingdom find clothing and accessories they love through a unique model that can extend far beyond the closet to define the future of shopping. For more, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release, the related conference call, and webcast contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward looking, including but not limited to statements regarding our expectations for future financial performance, including our profitability and long-term targets; guidance on financial results and metrics for the first quarter and full fiscal year of 2024; our ability to deliver long term, profitable growth and positive free cash flow; that the richness of our data allows us to leverage our assortment to deliver compelling style and drive better margins; that we will build upon personalization algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science are as fundamental elements of our model; that we will introduce more people to Stitch Fix and drive market share gains; that we will further evolve the application of both artificial intelligence and human touch to advance this point of differentiation; that we will create new ways of interacting with client; that we will continue to advance our operational capabilities to be optimized for scale; that we have effectively unlocked leverage potential for our business moving forward; that the warehouse consolidation will have immediate cost savings and that having inventory in fewer warehouses will make it easier for stylists to build more relevant assortments for clients and that we will realize inventory efficiencies as we scale; that the combined, annualized cost savings related to the closure of operations in the United Kingdom and the U.S. warehouse consolidation will be approximately $50 million going forward; that we will continue to identify opportunities to improve fixed and variable costs to increase our contribution margin and fixed leverage potential; that our focus on leverage and profitability, along with the acquisition and engagement of high lifetime value clients, will allow us to maintain profitability and provides a solid foundation for our future growth strategy; and our expectations regarding advertising spend. These statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties related to the current macroeconomic environment; our ability to generate sufficient net revenue to offset our costs; consumer behavior; our ability to acquire, engage, and retain clients; our ability to provide offerings and services that achieve market acceptance; our data science and technology, stylists, operations, marketing initiatives, and other key strategic areas; risks related to our inventory levels and management; risks related to our supply chain, sourcing of materials and shipping of merchandise; risks related to international operations; our ability to forecast our future operating results; and other risks described in the filings we make with the SEC. Further information on these and other factors that could cause our financial results, performance, and achievements to differ materially from any results, performance, or achievements anticipated, expressed, or implied by these forward-looking statements is included in filings we make with the SEC from time to time, including in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 29, 2023. These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Relations section of our website at: We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect new information or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements represent our management’s beliefs and assumptions only as of the date such statements are made.

Stitch Fix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$239,437  $130,935 
Short-term investments 18,161   82,049 
Inventory, net 137,176   197,251 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 30,014   39,456 
Income tax receivable 673   27,561 
Total current assets 425,461   477,252 
Long-term investments    17,713 
Income tax receivable, net of current portion    26,091 
Property and equipment, net 79,757   103,375 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 106,098   132,179 
Other long-term assets 3,162   7,925 
Total assets$614,478  $764,535 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$99,317  $143,934 
Operating lease liabilities 29,343   29,014 
Accrued liabilities 78,795   94,416 
Gift card liability 10,355   10,551 
Deferred revenue 11,551   14,441 
Other current liabilities 8,750   3,214 
Total current liabilities 238,111   295,570 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 125,418   141,334 
Other long-term liabilities 3,639   4,980 
Total liabilities 367,168   441,884 
Stockholders’ equity:   
Class A common stock, $0.00002 par value 1   1 
Class B common stock, $0.00002 par value 1   1 
Additional paid-in capital 615,236   522,658 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 527   (3,527)
Accumulated deficit (338,413)  (166,440)
Treasury stock at cost (30,042)  (30,042)
Total stockholders’ equity 247,310   322,651 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$614,478  $764,535 

Stitch Fix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 For the Three Months Ended For the Twelve Months Ended
 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022
Revenue, net$375,798  $481,903  $1,638,423  $2,072,812 
Cost of goods sold 213,058   289,240   946,902   1,164,338 
Gross profit 162,740   192,663   691,521   908,474 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 193,950   291,280   869,318   1,116,519 
Operating loss (31,210)  (98,617)  (177,797)  (208,045)
Interest income 2,132   231   6,220   930 
Other income (expense), net 1,041   (1,259)  1,094   (2,355)
Loss before income taxes (28,037)  (99,645)  (170,483)  (209,470)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 622   (3,303)  1,490   (2,349)
Net loss$(28,659) $(96,342) $(171,973) $(207,121)
Other comprehensive income (loss):       
Change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax 251   202   1,738   (2,050)
Foreign currency translation 908   (1,053)  2,316   (4,888)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 1,159   (851)  4,054   (6,938)
Comprehensive loss$(27,500) $(97,193) $(167,919) $(214,059)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders:       
Basic$(28,659) $(96,342) $(171,973) $(207,121)
Diluted$(28,659) $(96,342) $(171,973) $(207,121)
Loss per share attributable to common stockholders:       
Basic$(0.24) $(0.89) $(1.50) $(1.90)
Diluted$(0.24) $(0.89) $(1.50) $(1.90)
Weighted-average shares used to compute loss per share attributable to common stockholders:       
Basic 117,006,653   108,762,589   114,684,980   108,762,589 
Diluted 117,006,653   108,762,589   114,684,980   108,762,589 

Stitch Fix, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(In thousands)

 For the Twelve Months Ended
 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022
Cash Flows from Operating Activities   
Net loss$(171,973) $(207,121)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Change in inventory reserves (17,954)  16,552 
Stock-based compensation expense 104,492   128,485 
Depreciation and amortization 43,296   37,185 
Asset impairment 18,190   6,154 
Other 2,118   (235)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:   
Inventory 78,359   (2,594)
Prepaid expenses and other assets 14,459   8,110 
Income tax receivables 52,979   1,069 
Operating lease right-of-use assets and liabilities (3,854)  4,301 
Accounts payable (44,256)  71,349 
Accrued liabilities (19,109)  (2,641)
Deferred revenue (2,899)  (3,679)
Gift card liability (197)  649 
Other liabilities 4,179   (2,189)
Net cash provided by operating activities 57,830   55,395 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities   
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 842    
Purchases of property and equipment (19,012)  (46,351)
Purchases of securities available-for-sale (258)  (94,420)
Sales of securities available-for-sale 6,523   45,351 
Maturities of securities available-for-sale 76,231   105,653 
Net cash provided by investing activities 64,326   10,233 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities   
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options, net 161   1,534 
Payments for tax withholdings related to vesting of restricted stock units (15,583)  (31,742)
Repurchase of common stock    (30,042)
Other (117)   
Net cash used in financing activities (15,539)  (60,250)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 1,885   (4,228)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 108,502   1,150 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 130,935   129,785 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$239,437  $130,935 
Supplemental Disclosure   
Cash paid for income taxes$1,111  $868 
Supplemental Disclosure of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities   
Purchases of property and equipment included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities$1,226  $2,443 
Capitalized stock-based compensation$6,421  $7,626 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide users of our financial information with additional useful information in evaluating our performance. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by investors and securities analysts in their evaluations of companies, and that this supplemental measure facilitates comparisons between companies. We believe free cash flow is an important metric because it represents a measure of how much cash from operations we have available for discretionary and non-discretionary items after the deduction of capital expenditures. These non-GAAP financial measures may be different than similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Our non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as substitutes for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. There are several limitations related to the use of our non-GAAP financial measures as compared to the closest comparable GAAP measures. Some of these limitations include:

  • adjusted EBITDA excludes interest income and other income (expense), net, as these items are not components of our core business;
  • adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our provision (benefit) for income taxes, which may increase or decrease cash available to us;
  • adjusted EBITDA excludes the recurring, non-cash expenses of depreciation and amortization of property and equipment and, although these are non-cash expenses, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future;
  • adjusted EBITDA excludes the non-cash expense of stock-based compensation, which has been, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, an important part of how we attract and retain our employees and a significant recurring expense in our business;
  • adjusted EBITDA excludes costs incurred related to discrete restructuring plans and other one-time costs that are fundamentally different in strategic nature and frequency from ongoing initiatives. We believe exclusion of these items facilitates a more consistent comparison of operating performance over time, however these costs do include cash outflows; and
  • free cash flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes and does not reflect our future contractual commitments.

Adjusted EBITDA

We define adjusted EBITDA as net loss excluding interest income, other income (expense), net, provision (benefit) for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and restructuring and other one-time costs. The following table presents a reconciliation of net loss, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, to adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods presented:

  For the Three Months Ended For the Twelve Months Ended
(in thousands) July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022
Net loss $(28,659) $(96,342) $(171,973) $(207,121)
Add (deduct):        
Interest income  (2,132)  (231)  (6,220)  (930)
Other (income) expense, net  (1,041)  1,259   (1,094)  2,355 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes  622   (3,303)  1,490   (2,349)
Depreciation and amortization(1)  9,852   9,566   39,541   35,011 
Stock-based compensation expense(2)  24,275   31,068   104,492   127,373 
Restructuring and other one-time costs(3)  7,443   26,206   50,578   26,206 
Adjusted EBITDA $10,360  $(31,777) $16,814  $(19,455)

(1) For the three months ended July 29, 2023, depreciation and amortization excluded $1.1 million reflected in “Restructuring and other one-time costs.” For the twelve months ended July 29, 2023, depreciation and amortization excluded $2.8 million reflected in “Restructuring and other one-time costs.”
(2) For the three months and twelve months ended July 30, 2022, stock-based compensation expense excluded $1.1 million reflected in “Restructuring and other one-time costs.”
(3) For the three months ended July 29, 2023, restructuring charges were $7.4 million, with no other one-time costs. For the twelve months ended July 29, 2023, restructuring charges were $44.7 million and other one-time costs were $5.8 million in retention bonuses for continuing employees. For both the three and twelve months ended July 30, 2022, restructuring charges were $17.7 million and other one-time costs were $8.5 million in retention bonuses for continuing employees.

Free Cash Flow

We define free cash flow as cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities reduced by purchases of property and equipment that are included in cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities. The following table presents a reconciliation of cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities, the most comparable GAAP financial measure, to free cash flow for each of the periods presented:

  For the Three Months Ended For the Twelve Months Ended
(in thousands) July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022 July 29, 2023 July 30, 2022
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $21,088  $(39,060) $57,830  $55,395 
Purchases of property and equipment  (3,388)  (7,670)  (19,012)  (46,351)
Free cash flow $17,700  $(46,730) $38,818  $9,044 
Net cash provided by investing activities $28,786  $37,247  $64,326  $10,233 
Net cash used in financing activities $(4,860) $(3,806) $(15,539) $(60,250)

Operating Metrics

(in thousands) July 29,
 April 29,
 January 28,
 October 29,
 July 30,
Active clients 3,297 3,476 3,574 3,709 3,795

Active Clients

We define an active client as a client who checked out a Fix or was shipped an item via Freestyle in the preceding 52 weeks, measured as of the last day of that period. A client checks out a Fix when she indicates what items she is keeping through our mobile application or on our website. We consider each Women’s, Men’s, or Kids account as a client, even if they share the same household.

Net Revenue per Active Client

We calculate net revenue per active client based on net revenue over the preceding four fiscal quarters divided by the number of active clients, measured as of the last day of the period. Net revenue per active client was $497 and $546 as of July 29, 2023, and July 30, 2022, respectively.

Supplemental Unaudited Financial Information for the UK Business

On August 24, 2023, we ended the consultation period and made the decision to shut down our operations in the UK. We anticipate our UK business will be reported as a discontinued operation in the first quarter of fiscal 2024. In order to assist investors in understanding the impact of the UK business on the Company’s historical financial results, the following table provides unaudited historical financial information of our UK business, which is inclusive of related restructuring charges:

  For the Three Months Ended
(in thousands) July 29,
 April 29,
 January 28,
 October 29,
Revenue, net - UK Business $11,059  $11,495  $11,496  $11,852 
Gross profit - UK Business(1)  1,868   4,228   5,361   4,451 
Gross margin - UK Business(1)  16.9%  36.8%  46.6%  37.6%
Selling, general, and administrative expenses - UK Business(2,3)  10,106   8,455   8,789   11,045 

(1) For the three months ended July 29, 2023, gross profit includes $0.6 million of restructuring charges, recognized within cost of goods sold on the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.
(2) For the three months ended July 29, 2023, selling, general, and administrative expenses includes $4.1 million of restructuring charges.
(3) Includes depreciation and amortization expense related to the UK business of $0.2 million for the three months ended July 29, 2023, and $0.3 million for each of the three months ended April 29, 2023, January 28, 2023, and October 29, 2022.

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