November 1, 2012

Shutterfly Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Share Repurchase Program

  • Net revenues increase 29% year-over-year to $98.5 million
  • GAAP net loss of ($0.29) per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of ($3.1) million
  • Transacting customers and orders grow 40% year-over-year
  • 47th consecutive quarter of year-over-year net revenue growth

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

"Shutterfly continued to distinguish itself from our competition by delivering robust customer and order growth and very solid revenue growth across our Consumer and Enterprise businesses," said President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Housenbold. "We continue to execute at a very high level and believe our results through the first nine months of this year validate that our long-term strategy remains on target, that our market opportunity remains significant and that the strategies that have enabled us to emerge as the online market share leader will continue to distinguish us from our competition."

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

  • Net revenues totaled $98.5 million, a 29% year-over-year increase.
  • Third quarter 2012 represents the 47th consecutive quarter of year-over-year net revenue growth.
  • Consumer net revenues totaled $90.4 million, a 24% year-over-year increase.
  • Enterprise net revenues totaled $8.1 million, a 109% year-over-year increase.
  • Gross profit margin was 44.1% of net revenues, compared to 45.6% in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Operating expenses, excluding $7.9 million of stock-based compensation, totaled $59.2 million.
  • GAAP net loss was ($10.5) million, compared to ($10.0) million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • GAAP net loss per diluted share was ($0.29), in line with the third quarter of 2011.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of ($3.1) million, compared to a loss of ($3.3) million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • At September 30, 2012, cash and cash equivalents totaled $90.0 million.

Third Quarter 2012 Consumer Metrics

  • Transacting customers totaled 2.2 million, a 40% year-over-year increase.
  • Orders totaled 3.6 million, a 40% year-over-year increase.
  • Average order value was $25.06, a decrease of 11% year-over-year.

Business Outlook

Fourth Quarter 2012:

  • Net revenues to range from $300.0 million to $310.0 million, a year-over-year increase of 14% to 18%.
  • GAAP gross profit margin to range from 56.0% to 57.5% of net revenues.
  • Non-GAAP gross profit margin to range from 56.5% to 58.0% of net revenues.
  • GAAP operating income to range from $71.6 million to $78.1 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income to range from $87.7 million to $94.2 million.
  • GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 49%.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share to range from $0.94 to $1.02.
  • Weighted average diluted shares of approximately 38.8 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA to range from $96.5 million to $103.0 million.

Full Year 2012:

  • Net revenues to range from $589.0 million to $599.0 million, a year-over-year increase of 24% to 27%.
  • GAAP gross profit margin to range from 51.0% to 52.0% of net revenues.
  • Non-GAAP gross profit margin to range from 52.5% to 53.5% of net revenues.
  • GAAP operating income to range from $11.0 million to $17.6 million.
  • Non-GAAP operating income to range from $69.5 million to $76.1 million.
  • GAAP effective tax rate to be approximately 47%.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share to range from $0.14 to $0.24.
  • Weighted average diluted shares of approximately 38.3 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA to range from $97.5 million to $104.0 million, or 16.6% to 17.4% of net revenues.
  • Capital expenditures to range from 9.7% to 10.2% of net revenues.

Share Repurchase Program

The company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized and its Audit Committee has approved a share repurchase program granting the company authority to repurchase up to $60 million of outstanding Shutterfly common stock. The company intends to finance the share repurchases with cash on hand. The repurchase program authorizes Shutterfly to buy its common stock from time to time through open market, privately negotiated or other transactions, including pursuant to trading plans established in accordance with Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or by a combination of such methods. The share repurchase program is subject to prevailing market conditions and other considerations; does not require the company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of shares; and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

"This new share repurchase program emphasizes our continued commitment to build long-term shareholder value and illustrates our confidence in the growth potential of the company," said Chief Financial Officer Brian Regan.

Notes to the Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Business Outlook

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines as Adjusted EBITDA less purchases of property, plant, and equipment and capitalization of software development costs.

Consumer category includes net revenues from stationery and greeting cards, photo books, calendars and photo-based merchandise, photo prints, and the related shipping revenues. Consumer also includes net revenues from advertising and sponsorship programs.

Enterprise category includes net revenues primarily from variable, four-color direct marketing collateral manufactured and fulfilled for business customers.

Average Order Value (AOV) is defined as total net revenues (excluding Enterprise) divided by total orders.

The foregoing financial guidance replaces any of the Company's previously issued financial guidance which should no longer be relied upon.

Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call

Management will review the third quarter 2012 financial results and its expectations for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 on a conference call on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:20 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (4:20 p.m. Eastern Time). To listen to the call and view the accompanying slides, please visit http://www.shutterfly.com. In the Investor Relations area, found in the "About Us" section, click on the link provided for the webcast, or dial 970-315-0490. The webcast, as well as a podcast, will be archived and available at http://www.shutterfly.com. A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, November 15, 2012. To hear the replay, please dial (404) 537-3406, replay passcode 40315822.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Tables are provided at the end of this press release that reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP gross margins, non-GAAP operating income (loss) and the related operating income (loss) margins, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. For more information, please see Shutterfly's SEC Filings.

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, we believe that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information about the Company's core operating results and thus are appropriate to enhance the overall understanding of the Company's past financial performance and its prospects for the future. These adjustments to the Company's GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of the Company's underlying operational results and trends and performance. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company's financial results, develop budgets, manage expenditures, and determine employee compensation. The presentation of additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for or superior to net income (loss) or net income (loss) per share determined in accordance with GAAP.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This media release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include all statements regarding the Company's financial expectations for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 set forth under the caption "Business Outlook," and the Company's expectations about the share repurchase program. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that might contribute to such differences include, among others, economic downturns and the general state of the economy, our ability to expand our customer base and meet production requirements; our ability to successfully integrate acquired assets, for example, from Penguin Digital; our ability to retain and hire necessary employees, including seasonal personnel, and appropriately staff our operations; the impact of seasonality on our business; our ability to develop products and services on a timely basis, as well as consumer acceptance of, new products and services; our ability to develop additional adjacent lines of business; unforeseen changes in expense levels; competition, which could lead to pricing pressure; and market conditions and other considerations affecting the share repurchase program. For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to our business in general, we refer you to the "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, and the Company's other filings, which are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information.

About Shutterfly

Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Weddingpaperdivas.com and Treat.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship product is its award-winning photo book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) is available at http://www.shutterfly.com.

       
Shutterfly, Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
 
Net revenues $ 98,536 $ 76,523 $ 288,847 $ 209,516
Cost of net revenues   55,129     41,647     155,892     111,074  
Gross profit   43,407     34,876     132,955     98,442  
Operating expenses:
Technology and development 21,538 18,106 60,976 48,190
Sales and marketing 29,575 25,252 86,615 64,447
General and administrative   16,039     14,210     45,975     43,023  
Total operating expenses   67,152     57,568     193,566     155,660  
Loss from operations (23,745 ) (22,692 ) (60,611 ) (57,218 )
Interest expense (148 ) - (456 ) -
Interest and other income, net   14     5     30     25  
Loss before income taxes (23,879 ) (22,687 ) (61,037 ) (57,193 )
Benefit from income taxes   13,401     12,734     31,008     35,830  
Net loss $ (10,478 ) $ (9,953 ) $ (30,029 ) $ (21,363 )
 
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.29 ) $ (0.29 ) $ (0.84 ) $ (0.66 )
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic and diluted   36,062     34,576     35,691     32,136  
 
Stock-based compensation is allocated as follows:
 
Cost of net revenues $ 424 $ 584 $ 1,329 $ 1,513
Technology and development 1,502 2,353 6,465 6,019
Sales and marketing 2,613 3,259 8,508 8,776
General and administrative   3,826     3,626     11,206     10,848  
$ 8,365   $ 9,822   $ 27,508   $ 27,156  
 


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Shutterfly, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet
(In thousands, except par value amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
September 30, December 31,
2012 2011