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Casper Q3 Results, Announces Sale to Durational Capital Management

Casper Reports Third Quarter Results

Nov. 15, 2021 8:16 AM ETCasper Sleep Inc. (CSPR)

Emilie Arel Appointed Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Casper Sleep Inc. (CSPR) (“Casper” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CSPR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (the “third quarter 2021”). The Company also announced that Emilie Arel, who serves as President and Chief Commercial Officer at Casper, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, assuming the role from Casper Co-Founder, Philip Krim, effective November 15, 2021. Separately, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Durational Capital Management LP (“Durational”) for $6.90 per share in an all-cash transaction expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights (as compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2020)

  • Revenue increased 26.8% to an all-time quarterly record of $156.5 million;
    • Direct-to-Consumer revenue, inclusive of Casper’s 72 retail stores and e-commerce channel, increased 6.7% to $96.5 million;
    • Retail Partnership revenue increased 78.6% to $60.0 million;
  • Gross Profit decreased $4.6 million, or 6.7%, to $63.9 million;
  • Net Loss increased by $9.4 million, or 59.4%, to $25.3 million, inclusive of a $2.4 million one-time lease write-off charge;
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $12.1 million, compared to a loss of $7.5 million; and
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $43.1 million on September 30, 2021.

Commenting on the third quarter 2021 results and proposed transaction, Casper’s Chief Executive Officer, Philip Krim, said, “Our strong top-line growth of 26.8% and ability to onboard additional world-class retail partners, such as Sleep Country, continues to underscore the strength of our brand and value proposition of our award-winning mattresses and sleep products. However, ongoing industry-wide supply chain challenges are resulting in sustained inflationary pressures across the industry impacting our ability to meet demand effectively and efficiently and impairing the Company’s liquidity position.

“Casper’s Board of Directors in consultation with outside advisors, has evaluated a range of strategic and financial alternatives over several months and determined after careful consideration that the transaction proposed by Durational is superior to all other alternatives available. The proposed acquisition offers shareholders immediate and substantial value, and ensures the business has the financial flexibility required to support continued growth. In addition, Durational is committed to building on the strength of the Casper brand, products, omni-channel platform, and employees, to further improve the customer experience and create new opportunities for Casper.”

Mr. Krim added, “I am pleased to announce Emilie Arel’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Emilie and I have worked together toward this goal for a long time and her new responsibilities reflect our focus on prioritizing talent development across the company. Emilie’s background and experience at world-class brands including Quidsi, Gap and Target will be of great benefit to Casper – she is a leader who will take bold steps and work across departments to advance our strategic initiatives by leveraging the resources she has available and motivating those around her.”

With over 20 years of leadership experience across retail, merchandising, customer experience, and marketing, Emilie Arel has led Casper’s commercial and brand strategy. Previously, Emilie was the CEO of FULLBEAUTY Brands, a plus-size apparel company, where she led the company through a debt restructuring and put the company on the path to a digital transformation. Prior to that, she served as the CEO of Quidsi, an Amazon company with 10 brands, including Diapers.com and Soap.com. Earlier in her career, Emilie spent seven years with Gap Inc. where she held multiple positions and led a team of 12,000+ employees and 220+ stores. Before joining Gap, Emilie held various roles at Target Corporation. Emilie earned MBAs from Columbia University Business School and the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Krim concluded, “I could not be more excited about Casper’s future under Emilie’s leadership and with Durational’s partnership. Durational is committed to building on the strength of the Casper brand by leveraging our accomplishments, unparalleled customer experience, omni-channel platform and market position to further improve the customer experience and create new opportunities for the Casper family of employees. In summary, Emilie’s leadership and our agreement with Durational creates immediate and substantial value for our shareholders and charts a clear path forward to deliver value for all stakeholders as we continue to bring better sleep to more people.”

Commenting on her appointment, Emilie Arel, President and Chief Commercial Officer stated, “I am excited to take on the Chief Executive role at this time of change at Casper. Philip and the founding team disrupted the mattress industry by introducing a new type of shopping experience and built a beloved brand with award-winning products and approximately $500 million in annual sales. Under Durational, Casper will have financial flexibility to accelerate our growth plans, and I look forward to working closely with Durational and with all of Casper’s talented team members to deliver on the tremendous potential of this business in the months and years ahead.”

Withdrawal of Outlook for Certain Financial Metrics

In light of the pending transaction, the Company today withdrew all of its financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Cancellation of Third Quarter 2021 Conference Call

The Company will not be conducting its third quarter 2021 conference call and webcast, previously scheduled for today, November 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company plans to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 15, 2021.

Casper periodically provides information for investors on its corporate website, casper.com, and its investor relations website, ir.casper.com. This includes press releases and other information about financial performance, reports filed or furnished with the SEC and information on corporate governance.

About Casper

Casper believes everyone should sleep better. The Sleep Company has a full portfolio of obsessively engineered sleep products—including mattresses, pillows, bedding, and furniture designed in-house by the Company’s award-winning R&D team at Casper Labs. In addition to its e-commerce business, Casper owns and operates Sleep Shops across North America and its products are available at a growing list of retailers.

Important Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction between the Company and Durational Capital Management LP, a special stockholder meeting will be announced soon to obtain stockholder approval in connection with the proposed transaction. The Company expects to file with the SEC a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”), the definitive version of which will be sent or provided to the Company stockholders. The Company may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. This document is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document which the Company may file with the SEC. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement (when it is available) and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by the Company through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, the Company’s investor relations website at https://ir.casper.com or by contacting the Company investor relations department at cspr@jcir.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered to be participants in the solicitation of the Company’s stockholders will be set forth in the Proxy Statement for its special stockholder meeting. The Company’s stockholders may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of the participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction, including the interests of the Company directors and executive officers in the transaction, which may be different than those of the Company stockholders generally, by reading the Proxy Statement and any other relevant documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC relating to the transaction. You may obtain free copies of these documents using the sources indicated above.

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