Charles & Colvard Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTHR) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
Feb 07, 2019 • 04:30 pm ET
Good afternoon, and welcome to the Charles & Colvard Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions) After today's presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. (Operator Instructions)
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I would now like to turn the conference over to Suzanne Miglucci, President and CEO. Please go ahead.
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us as we summarize Charles & Colvard's results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the second quarter of our 2019 fiscal year. We're pleased to report today's results, which include performance from the holiday selling season. We had a robust quarter, with strong revenue growth, excellent gross margin, positive cash flow and consecutive quarterly profitability.
This underscores the strength and scalability we've built into our business model and the growing demand for lab-created gemstones. We're pleased to see our strategy delivering strong results and look forward to sharing our outcomes with you. Clint Pete, our CFO, will begin today's call with an overview of our financials. Then I'll return to discuss key highlights from the quarter.
Thank you, Suzanne. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us. My comments today will focus on highlighting the key financial results in Q2 2019. Additional detail can be found on our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, when it becomes available.
Beginning on slide 5. We reported net income for Q2 2019 of approximately $1.2 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with a net income of approximately $680,000, or $0.03 per diluted share in the year ago quarter.
Slide 6 summarizes net sales for Q2 2019 compared to the year ago quarter, which increased 19% to $10.1 million. Our Online Channels segment, which consists of e-commerce outlets including charlesandcolvard.com, third-party online marketplaces, drop-ship and other pure-play, exclusively e-commerce outlets, generated an increase of 18% in net sales