Exhibit 99.1



WD-40 Company Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

~  Company reports diluted EPS of $1.06 for the third quarter  ~



SAN DIEGO – July  9, 2020 ― WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world, today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2020.



Third Fiscal Quarter Financial Highlights

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Total net sales for the third quarter were $98.2 million, a decrease of 14 percent compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date total net sales were $296.9 million, a decrease of 6 percent compared to the prior year fiscal period.  

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Translation of the Company’s foreign subsidiary results to U.S. dollars had an unfavorable impact on sales for the current quarter and year-to-date. On a constant currency basis, total net sales would have been $100.5 million for the third quarter and $301.1 million year to date.

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Net income for the third quarter was $14.5 million, a decrease of 20 percent compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date net income was $41.0 million, a decrease of 13 percent from the prior year fiscal period.

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Diluted earnings per share were $1.06 in the third quarter, compared to $1.30 per share for the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date diluted earnings per share were $2.98 compared to $3.39 in the prior year fiscal period.

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Gross margin was 54.0 percent in the third quarter compared to 54.5 percent in the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date gross margin was 54.0 percent compared to 55.0 percent in the prior year fiscal period.

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Selling, general and administrative expenses were down 13 percent in the third quarter to $27.9 million when compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date selling, general and administrative expenses were down 5 percent to $90.4 million compared to the prior year fiscal period. 

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Advertising and sales promotion expenses were down 24 percent in the third quarter to $4.8 million when compared to the prior year fiscal quarter. Year-to-date advertising and sales promotion expenses were  down 13 percent to $15.2 million compared to the prior year fiscal period. 



“Our total sales in the third quarter declined by 14 percent due to disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Garry Ridge, WD-40 Company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As a global business that operates in 176 countries around the world, each of our locations has been impacted by COVID-19 in different ways but our tribe members everywhere adapted quickly to the unprecedented situation which enabled us to hold our own this quarter even while confronted with extremely challenging circumstances.”   



“I have often said that physical awareness and mental awareness of our product – or said simply, making our end-users aware of our products and making them easy to buy – is core to our continued success. COVID-19 has reinforced this lesson for me. In geographies and trade channels where our products remained easy to buy, like in e-commerce and in certain countries that were not subject to movement restrictions, we performed very well in the third quarter. However, in markets with strict movement restrictions in place or less developed e-commerce adoption, our sales  were more severely impacted.”



Though the global health crisis is not over yet, I do believe that we have maneuvered through the immediate crisis very well. We have always had a very clear strategy with very clear targets enabled by an enviable culture. What this crisis has required us to do is pause, reset, and become even more laser-focused on how we will achieve our growth aspirations, concluded Ridge.



 

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The following information was filed by Wd 40 Co (WDFC) on Thursday, July 9, 2020 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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