6-year-old clothing subscription box service Stitch Fix has filed for IPO — and in an industry known for burning through cash, they’re sporting some pretty solid numbers
Filings indicate a $100m target raise, but we’re guessing that that number’s just a placeholder. The actual figure could be much larger.
The price of shares sold back in January pegs the company at a nearly $2B valuation, and they closed out the most recent fiscal year just $594k in the red, with $977m in revenue. Their filing also reports that they were profitable in both 2015 and 2016.
In the world of VC-backed e-commerce, profitability is rare…
Particularly in the seemingly dime-a-dozen subscription box space.
They’re also running a large data-science operation. To use the service, customers fill out a survey about their style, pay a $20 upfront styling fee, and get sent 5 clothing items specific to their taste.
These in-depth surveys help Stitch Fix make more accurate styling choices for customers — and are a big value-add for investors.
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