USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) yesterday announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended December 28, 2019.
Fourth quarter 2019 net sales were $271.3 million, compared with $299.0 million in the prior-year period. The company’s total number of active Customers at the end of the fourth quarter was 586,000, compared to 616,000 in the prior-year period.
“Our fourth quarter results were stronger than expected and allowed us to finish the year strong,” said Kevin Guest, chief executive officer. “As we begin fiscal 2020, we believe our business is positioned to deliver solid operating results. However, we acknowledge the evolving situation in China, where our customers, employees, and China’s health officials are responding to the spread of the coronavirus. While the Chinese New Year holiday typically affects our first quarter results, we expect an additional negative impact this year as a result of the coronavirus and the related impact on our business and consumer spending in China. Notwithstanding the expected impact to our near-term results, we remain confident in our China business and our long-term opportunity in this important market.”
Net sales in the Asia Pacific region for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $217.3 million as compared to $243.3 million during the fourth quarter of the prior year. The total number of active customers in the Asia Pacific region was 459,000, compared to 487,000 in the prior-year period.
Net sales in the Americas and Europe region for the fourth quarter were $54.0 million as compared to $55.8 million for the prior-year period. The total number of active customers in the Americas and Europe region was 127,000, compared to 129,000 in the prior-year period.
Net sales for fiscal 2019 totaled $1.061 billion, compared with $1.189 billion in 2018. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar negatively impacted net sales by approximately $34.5 million for the full year. On a constant currency basis, net sales decreased by 7.9% during fiscal 2019.
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