Shutterfly Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.
“With the closing of the Lifetouch acquisition, the second quarter of 2018 marks the beginning of a new stage of Shutterfly’s growth,” said Christopher North, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shutterfly. “Shutterfly now comprises three divisions: Shutterfly Consumer, Lifetouch, and Shutterfly Business Solutions. All three are large, profitable businesses that are the leaders in their respective industries, and all three have significant opportunities ahead of them. As we continue to integrate Lifetouch, all three divisions will both contribute to and benefit from the combined scale and capabilities of the overall company, most significantly via our world-class manufacturing platform. This sets Shutterfly on a long-term path for sustained, profitable growth.”
“After three full months of Lifetouch ownership, we’re pleased with the business results, the Lifetouch leadership, and the close alignment of mission and culture between the two companies. While the full integration of Lifetouch will take several years, the early integration work is off to a strong start and confirms our excitement about the potential for the combined company.”
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights
GAAP net revenue was $443.4 million, which includes Lifetouch from the acquisition date of April 2, 2018. Shutterfly Consumer segment net revenue totaled $165.0 million, an 8% year-over-year decrease. GAAP Lifetouch segment net revenue was $228.6 million. Shutterfly Business Solutions segment net revenue totaled $49.8 million, a 66% year-over-year increase. GAAP operating loss totaled $22.9 million. Net loss was $26.5 million, or a loss of $0.80 per share.
Non-GAAP net revenue, excluding purchase accounting adjustments related to the deferred revenue write-down, was $476.7 million. Shutterfly Consumer brand like-for-like revenue growth was 4%, compared to the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP Lifetouch segment net revenue was $261.9 million. Normalized operating income, excluding restructuring, acquisition-related charges and purchase accounting adjustments related to the deferred revenue write-down and inventory write-up, was $32.3 million. Normalized net income was $13.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $84.4 million.
The Company expanded its segment reporting which will help investors better understand the trends in the business (see Appendix 2.1, page 10 and 11).
Capital Structure Update
In the second quarter of 2018, the Company settled its $300.0 million of convertible notes in cash, as planned and communicated previously. As expected, the conversion option settled in the money. Therefore, the Company transferred 1,108,176 shares to the noteholders, and pursuant to the Company’s bond hedge, received shares from the bond hedge counterparties offsetting any dilution from the conversion option. The warrants initially sold with the convertible notes settle in the third quarter of 2018. There are 4,675,408 warrants that will settle ratably over an 80-day period commencing on August 15. The Company intends to net share settle the warrants.
As a reminder, in the near term the Company anticipates using cash to pay down its acquisition debt, and maintaining a BB rating profile. Longer term, the Company will continue to focus on optimizing capital allocation across organic re-investment in the business, further M&A, and returning excess capital to shareholders.
At the time the Company purchased Lifetouch, the Company anticipated that it would exit the iMemories business, as Shutterfly Photos was a more complete and advanced solution. As communicated on the Q1 earnings call, the Company decided to accelerate the process of exiting iMemories. The Company completed the divestiture in the second quarter, resulting in restructuring charges of $3.0 million.
Business Outlook 
On a full-year 2018 basis the Company is raising its guidance on net revenue and adjusted EBITDA, and is updating non-GAAP guidance to the following (in millions, except per share amounts):
 Excludes restructuring, acquisition-related charges and purchase accounting adjustments related to the deferred revenue write-down and inventory write-up.
 The Company substantially completed its assessment of Lifetouch accounting policies during the second quarter of 2018, which resulted in the presentation of photography expenses as cost of net revenue, whereas it had previously been reflected in sales and marketing. Please note, this only impacts income statement presentation and does not impact operating income or adjusted EBITDA. Q2 results and updated guidance reflect this presentation.
Notes to the Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Operating Metrics and 2018 Business Outlook
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, capital lease termination, restructuring and acquisition-related costs.
The Company expanded segment reporting in the second quarter of 2018, which now includes segment margin. Segment reporting will continue to report net revenue and cost of net revenue, consistent with previous reporting, but now will also include technology and development, sales and marketing, and credit card fees, arriving at a margin for the segment. The margin of the Company’s three segments compares to non-GAAP operating income by adding corporate expenses, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation, and other non-recurring items including restructuring and acquisition-related charges.
Shutterfly Consumer segment includes sales from the Shutterfly brand, the Tiny Prints boutique and BorrowLenses, and are derived from the sale of a variety of products such as, professionally-bound photo books, cards and stationery, custom home décor products and unique photo gifts, calendars and prints, and the related shipping revenue, as well as rental revenue from the BorrowLenses brand. Consumer also includes revenue from advertising displayed on the Company’s website.
Lifetouch segment includes net revenue from professional photography services for schools, preschools and churches, as well as retail studios operated by Lifetouch under the JCPenney Portrait brand.
Shutterfly Business Solutions (“SBS”) segment includes net revenue from personalized direct marketing and other end-consumer communications as well as just-in-time, inventory-free printing for the Company’s business customers.
Average Order Value (“AOV”) is defined as total net revenue (excluding Lifetouch and SBS) divided by total orders.
The Company substantially completed its assessment of Lifetouch accounting policies during the second quarter of 2018, which resulted in the presentation of photography expenses as cost of net revenue, whereas it had previously been reflected in sales and marketing. Please note this only impacts income statement presentation, and does not impact operating income or adjusted EBITDA. Q2 results and updated guidance reflect this presentation.
The financial guidance herein replaces any of the Company’s previously issued financial guidance which should no longer be relied upon.
Second Quarter Conference Call
Management will review the second quarter 2018 financial results and its expectations for the third quarter and full year 2018 on a conference call on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). To listen to the call and view the accompanying slides, please visit http://www.shutterflyinc.com. In the Investor Relations area, click on the link provided for the webcast, or dial (888) 243-4451 or (412) 542-4135, and ask to be to be joined into the Shutterfly call. The webcast will be archived and available at http://www.shutterflyinc.com in the Investor Relations section. A replay of the conference call will be available through Tuesday, August 21, 2018. To hear the replay, please dial (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 and enter access code 10121786.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Tables are provided at the end of this press release that reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures that the Company uses to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP financial measures include non-GAAP net revenue, operating income (loss), net income (loss), net income (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA. The method the Company uses to produce non-GAAP financial measures is not computed according to GAAP and may differ from methods used by other companies.
To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, the Company believes 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 gross margins, operating income (loss), net income (loss), or net income (loss) per share determined in accordance with GAAP. For more information, please see Shutterfly’s SEC Filings, including the most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
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, that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected opportunities in each of the Company’s three segments; the Company’s expectation that all three segments will contribute to and benefit from the combined scale and capabilities of the overall Company; the Company’s expectation of being on a long-term path for sustained, profitable growth; the Company’s excitement about the potential for the combined Company; the Company’s intention to net share settle its outstanding warrants; the Company’s intention to use cash to pay down acquisition debt and maintain a BB rating profile; the Company’s expected continued focus on methods for optimizing capital allocation; the Company’s business outlooks for the third and fourth quarters of 2018, and the full year 2018; and the Company’s intention to provide additional disclosure about the Company’s non-Lifetouch businesses through the second quarter of 2019. You can identify these statements by the use of terminology such as “guidance”, “believe”, “expect”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “estimate”, “anticipate” or similar forward-looking terms. You should not rely on these forward-looking statements as they involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that might contribute to such differences include, among others, decreased consumer discretionary spending as a result of general economic conditions; the Company’s ability to expand its customer base and increase sales to existing customers; the Company’s ability to meet production requirements; the Company’s ability to retain and hire necessary employees, including seasonal personnel, and appropriately staff its operations; the impact of seasonality on the Company’s business; the Company’s ability to develop innovative, new products and services on a timely and cost-effective basis; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Company’s 2017 restructuring activities or of the Lifetouch acquisition; consumer acceptance of the Company’s products and services; the Company’s ability to develop additional adjacent lines of business; unforeseen changes in expense levels; competition and the pricing strategies of the Company’s competitors, which could lead to pricing pressure; the retention of Lifetouch employees and the Company’s ability to successfully integrate the Lifetouch businesses; risks inherent in the achievement of anticipated synergies and the timing thereof; and general economic conditions and changes in laws and regulations. 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 the Company’s business in general, the Company refers you to the “Risk Factors” section of its Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q, which are available on the SEC’s website 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, Inc.
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading retailer and manufacturing platform for high-quality personalized products. Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. helps customers capture, preserve and share life’s joy through its Shutterfly and Lifetouch brands. Shutterfly brings photos to life in photo books, gifts, home décor, and cards and stationery, through its flagship Shutterfly.com website, including premium offerings in its Tiny Prints boutique. Lifetouch is the national leader in school photography, built on the enduring tradition of “Picture Day”, as well as serving families through portrait studios and partnerships with churches. Additionally, Shutterfly, Inc. operates Shutterfly Business Solutions, delivering digital printing services to businesses, and BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. For more information about Shutterfly, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFLY), visit www.shutterflyinc.com.
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