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Online #Jewelry #Retail Stocks in the News; Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: $NILE), Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: $RGNP)

Monday, November 7, 2016 13:46
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Online #Jewelry #Retail Stocks in the News; Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: $NILE), Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: $RGNP)

 

Blue Nile . (Nasdaq: $NILE) Enters Into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC for Approximately $500 Million and Reports Third Quarter

 

Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: $RGNP) signs binding Letter of Intent to acquire 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company Coordinates Collection

 

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC –November 7 2016 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource issues a snapshot for the online jewelry retail sector. Recent news from Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: NILE), Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: RGNP) show the sector is experiencing acquisitions and the online sector of jewelry is a primary focus.

 

Leading online jeweler Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an Investor Group comprised of funds managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC (collectively the “Investor Group”).

 

“This is an opportunity to acquire a true disruptor in a fundamentally attractive and growing segment of the diamond industry,” said Ryan Cotton

 

Read this release in full at http://www.investorideas.com/news/2016/luxury-brand/11071OnlineJewelryRetail.asp

 

Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq:NILE), 40.77+10.33 (+33.94%)

As of 12:30 PM EST. Market open.

 

 

Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq:NILE), a leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, also today reported financial results for its third quarter ended October 2, 2016.

 

Net sales decreased to $105.1 million for the third quarter ended October 2, 2016 compared to $109.9 million for the third quarter ended October 4, 2015. Operating income for the quarter totaled $1.8 million, representing an operating margin of 1.7% of net sales, compared to $3.0 million in operating income and 2.8% operating margin for the third quarter 2015. Net income totaled $1.3 million, or $0.11 per diluted share versus $2.0 million, or $0.17 per diluted share for the third quarter 2015.

 

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA for the quarter totaled $4.2 million compared to $5.3 million for the third quarter 2015. For the trailing twelve month period ended October 2, 2016, net cash provided by operating activities totaled $18.6 million compared to $14.7 million for the trailing twelve month period ended October 4, 2015. For the trailing twelve month period ended October 2, 2016, non-GAAP free cash flow totaled $13.3 million, as compared to $10.8 million for the trailing twelve month period ended October 4, 2015.

 

Highlights

•U.S. engagement net sales for the third quarter 2016 decreased 8.5% to $59.5 million, compared to $65.0 million for the third quarter 2015.

 

 

•U.S. non-engagement net sales for the third quarter 2016 increased 1.2% to $25.3 million, compared to $25.0 million for the third quarter 2015.

 

 

•International net sales for the third quarter 2016 were $20.3 million, compared to $19.9 million for the third quarter 2015, an increase of 1.8%. Excluding the impact from changes in foreign exchange rates, international net sales increased 4.2%.

 

 

•Gross profit for the third quarter 2016 totaled $20.6 million. As a percent of net sales, gross profit was 19.6% compared to 19.3% for the third quarter 2015.

 

 

•Selling, general and administrative expenses for the third quarter 2016 were $18.8 million, compared to $18.2 million in the third quarter 2015. Selling, general and administrative expenses included stock-based compensation expense of $1.0 million for the third quarter 2016 and $1.3 million for the third quarter  2015.

 

 

•Earnings per diluted share for the third quarter 2016 was $0.11 compared to $0.17 for the third quarter 2015.  Earnings per diluted share included stock-based compensation expense of $0.05 for the third quarter 2016 and $0.07 for the third quarter 2015.

 

•At the end of the third quarter 2016, cash and cash equivalents totaled $40.6 million.

 

Reign Sapphire (OTCQB: $RGNP) signs binding Letter of Intent to acquire 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company Coordinates Collection

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – November 7, 2016 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Reign Sapphire Corporation, (OTCQB: RGNP) (“Reign” or the “Company”), a jewelry company that sells branded Australian Sapphire Jewelry direct to consumers, today announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire 100% of the assets of custom jewelry company, Coordinates Collection Inc.

 

Founded in 2012, Coordinates Collection offers customized jewelry that uses materials such as semi-precious to precious metals and stones as well as ceramic coatings. The company sells bracelets, rings and necklaces that display the latitude and longitude of any place that represents a special memory to the customer with 90% online distribution as well as wholesale accounts and distribution agreements to Middle East markets. Products are designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, CA.

 

“Coordinates Collection is a strong accretive acquisition for Reign, offering an established infrastructure, human resources, intellectual property, supply chain, product, up and downstream distribution, geographic expansion and revenue synergies that will support our collective Brands throughout the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East,” said Joseph Segelman, Reign Sapphire Corporation, CEO.

 

This acquisition will enable us to retain founder Owen De Vries, who will continue as Head of International Business Development and Strategic Partnerships across the Reign group of companies, while also retaining Coordinates Collection Inc.’s team and infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles, providing expansion opportunities for Reign related to sales and marketing, distribution, and research and development. Coordinates Collection has established Widgets, a 3D Web Simulator and a retail display and guided sales technology kiosk which create a scalable, personalized experience, further complementing Reign’s Concierge, VIP Service and online shopping approach”

 

Coordinates Collection founder, Owen De Vries stated, “We are thrilled to integrate with Reign Sapphire Corporation as we carry forward our brand growth expertise into this new venture. We consider Reign to be an important aspect of driving the growth of the Mine-Gate to Consumer concept and envision value creation across our complementary brands and business models.

 

The acquisition is expected to close in December 2016.

 

About Coordinates Collection Inc.

Coordinates Collection Inc., is a jewelry brand platform that offers an end-to-end solution to launch accessories brands and marketplaces. Coordinates Collections brands, including Le Bloc and Coordinates combine quality craftsmanship and timeless designs to provide a personalized experience to commemorate life’s favorite moments.

 

About Reign Sapphire Corporation (OTCQB: RGNP)

Based in Beverly Hills, California, Reign Sapphire Corporation is a fully reporting, DTC eligible company, established as a “miners-gate to retail” model for fine sapphires — rough sapphires to finished jewelry; a color gemstone brand; and a jewelry brand featuring Australian sapphires.

 

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