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Blue Apron Holdings Q4, 2020 report shows revenue growth

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. BB #:292398 announced today financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

“Fourth quarter operating results exceeded guidance as we grew net revenue year over year by 22% to $115.5 million. The fourth quarter marks the third consecutive quarter of double-digit year over year increase in net revenue and highlights our continued operating momentum,” said Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Product innovation remains central to our strategy and initiatives to drive customer attraction and engagement. We introduced more new products in 2020 than in any prior year, including the recent launch of our new recipe customization and additional ways for our customers to get more meals from us each week. Both product introductions were well received by our customers and contributed to growth in key customer metrics such as Orders per Customer and Average Order Value, as well as Average Revenue per Customer, which exceeded $300 for the third consecutive quarter. We continue to support our brand and entire range of offerings with more efficient marketing, which is helping us see faster payback periods on customer acquisition.”

Key Highlights:

Net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased 22% year over year to $115.5 million driven, in part, by the continued execution of the company’s growth strategy, including through product innovation.

Key customer metrics’ year-over-year growth continued in the fourth quarter as Average Order Value grew 6% to over $61, the highest reported level since prior to 2015; Orders per Customer rose 15% year over year to 5.3 and Average Revenue per Customer increased 22% to $327.

Net loss improved $10.0 million, or 46%, year over year in the fourth quarter to $(11.9) million; adjusted EBITDA improved $6.7 million, or 80%, year over year to $(1.7) million.

Strengthened executive team with the appointments of Randy Greben as Chief Financial Officer and Charlean Gmunder as Chief Operating Officer.

First quarter 2021 outlook contemplates quarterly sequential and year over year Customer and net revenue growth.

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