Charles & Colvard, a globally recognized fine jewelry company specializing in lab created Made, Not Mined gemstones, reported financial results for the second quarter ended December 31, 2022 (Second Quarter Fiscal 2023″).
Charles & Colvard 2Q fiscal year 2023 financial results said, $10.4 million in net sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 and generated positive cash flow from operations of $600,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2022 with $17.0 million total cash as of December 31, 2022.
Overall Online Channels sales were 76% of revenues in the second quarter, up from 68% in the prior year’s second quarter and 62% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021. While finished jewelry represented 81% of net sales, up from 77% in the prior year’s second quarter.
Charles & Colvard said, 19% increase in lab grown diamond sales during Q2 of 2023 versus the comparable year ago period and up 603% YTD 2023 versus YTD 2021 levels.
“We believe we are executing against our strategic initiatives to build long-term value in Charles & Colvard in order to take advantage of the transformation taking place within the industry towards lab grown gemstones and responsibly made fine jewelry.
While the macroeconomic environment has proven to be challenging in the near-term, the underlying results during the second quarter highlight the progress made against our plan to elevate our direct-to-consumer presence, enhance our company-owned brands, expand our footprint in the lab grown diamond space, and more effectively manage our balance sheet.
Despite the macro conditions, we recorded $10.4 million in revenue, a level that has only been reached a handful of times in the Company’s 27-year history and generated positive cash flow from operations during our second quarter” said Don O’Connell, President and CEO of Charles & Colvard.
“With a sound strategy in place designed to take advantage of the long-term underlying shift of the consumer, coupled with a strong balance sheet, we feel good about the Company’s position in the industry. As the macroeconomic environment begins to improve, we believe the results of our strategy will be achieved,” O’Connell concluded.
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