- The COVID-19 pandemic is a year old, having devastated a number of markets since its discovery and spread were first reported in China
- While many industries have suffered worldwide during the year, the distancing requirements instituted in response to the pandemic have led buyers to turn to online retail outlets for many products
- Consumer products marketer Mohawk Group Holdings has been ideally situated to take advantage of the 44 percent growth in online commerce spending during 2020 and beyond
- Mohawk’s stock took an initial beating with the outbreak of the pandemic, but has since rebounded and rose more than 400 percent during the past three months alone
- The company’s holdings saw sales grow from $88.8 million to $144.2 million during the first nine months of 2020
Consumer products platform Mohawk Group Holdings (NASDAQ: MWK) is riding a wave of optimism as an online retail marketer benefitting from the spike in remote access purchasing during the year-old COVID-19 pandemic.
Mohawk principally leverages its proprietary technology as a third-party seller on Amazon, and grew sales revenue from $88.8 million to $144.2 million during the first nine months of 2020 reported in its most recent quarterly filing (https://ibn.fm/TyCKQ).
An outside market opinion writer published this month in media outlet The Motley Fool noted that the company’s shares took a huge dive when the pandemic provoked strict commerce-limiting measures throughout the United States last year, but has also sharply rebounded.
“Yes, the stock is up over 400% in the past three months, but it is still early innings for this tech-enabled CPG (consumer packaged goods) conglomerate, so don’t fool yourself into thinking you’ve missed the boat with this business,” the opinion writer, Brett Schafer, states (https://ibn.fm/yV8Jc).
Schafer cited a Digital Commerce 360 report stating that e-commerce has experienced tremendous growth during the past year, with online shopping forming more than 20 percent of retail spending in the United States during 2020. The $861 billion spent online was a 44 percent increase over the previous year.
Amazon captured nearly a third of the online market share, with sales growth of 54 percent during the final quarter of the year. Mohawk’s position as a third-party Amazon seller allows it to ride the commerce giant’s coattails.
The company’s Artificial Intelligence Mohawk E-commerce Engine (“AIMEE”) helps it identify market opportunities then design, develop and launch products from its stable of 12 brands in categories including kitchenware and home appliances, environmental appliances, beauty products and consumer electronics.
Mohawk also sells its AIMEE software to other online sellers, granting the company revenue with high margins and a huge market opportunity. The company has offices in the United States, Canada, China and the Philippines and takes advantage of its global footprint to move its products around the clock.
The platform’s Fulfillment Engine helps to guide inventory location, cost optimization and use of third-party networks to cut shipping times.
When Mohawk announced the acquisition of online essential oils seller Healing Solutions, LLC in early February, the company reported it expects the acquisition to help boost its net revenues for 2021 to a range between $340 million to $370 million, with net income for the year estimated to reach between $1 million and $5 million primarily in response to quarterly interest expense, net and stock-based compensation expense.
Mohawk forecasts its adjusted EBITDA will be between $28 million and $32 million.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Mohawkgp.com.
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