Vistaprint Takes Income Hit on Double-Digit Revenue Gain
VENLO, THE NETHERLAND—Apr 26, 2012—Vistaprint N.V. announced financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2012, the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year.
“We delivered another solid quarter of revenue growth in the third quarter,” said Robert Keane, president and CEO. “We continue to progress against our five-year objectives announced just nine months ago. Revenue was in the upper half of our guidance range with particular strength in new customer acquisition numbers and in North America, where we are further along with the execution of our long-term strategy initiatives.
“Our earnings per share upside was due to several factors, some of which are timing related, but some of which improve our earnings outlook for the full year,” Keane added
Financial Metrics (include Albumprinter and Webs results unless otherwise stated):
- Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 grew to $257.6 million, a 26 percent increase over revenue of $203.7 million reported in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding Albumprinter and Webs combined revenue of $14.0 million, total third quarter revenue was $243.6 million.
- Revenue from customers in North America was $142.0 million, or 55 percent of total revenue in the third quarter. This represents 23 percent growth year over year in both reported terms and in constant currency. Excluding Webs revenue of $2.3 million, revenue from customers in North America was $139.7 million, or 57 percent of total organic revenue in the third quarter. This represents 21 percent growth year over year in both reported terms and constant currency.
- Operating income in the third quarter was $7.8 million, or 3.0 percent of revenue, and reflected a 69 percent decrease compared to $25.6 million, or 12.6 percent of revenue in the same quarter a year ago.
- GAAP net income for the third quarter was $0.3 million, or 0.1 percent of revenue, representing a 99 percent decrease compared to $22.9 million, or 11.3 percent of revenue in the same quarter a year ago.
- Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the third quarter was $11.2 million, or 4.4 percent of revenue, representing a 60 percent decrease compared to $28.2 million, or 13.8 percent of revenue in the same quarter a year ago. Non-GAAP adjusted net income excludes $2.4 million of amortization expense for acquisition-related intangible assets, $1.0 million of tax charges related to the alignment of acquisition-related intellectual property with global operations, and $7.6 million of share-based compensation expense and its related tax effect.
Operating Metrics (exclude Albumprinter and Webs results unless otherwise stated):
- Vistaprint acquired approximately 2.4 million new customers in the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared with 1.8 million in the same quarter a year ago, reflecting an increase of 33 percent.
- On a trailing 12-month basis, unique active customer count was 13.8 million. This compares to 11.1 million in the 12-month period ended March 31, 2011.
- Total order volume in the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was approximately 7.0 million, reflecting an increase of approximately 21 percent over total orders of approximately 5.8 million in the same quarter a year ago.
- Average order value in the third quarter, including revenue from shipping and processing, was $35.38, compared with $36.03 in the same quarter a year ago.
Vistaprint also announced today that Wendy Cebula, chief operating officer, has decided to step down from that role effective July 1, 2012, to assume an ongoing role in Vistaprint’s executive development group. After 12 years of success as a leader of Vistaprint, Cebula chose to make this career move in order to spend more time with her family.
Robert Keane commented, “Wendy has built a deep and broad cadre of leaders who have a proven ability to execute against our strategy. Given this demonstrated strength in developing leaders, I am very glad that, even as she devotes more time to home and family life, Wendy will remain an active mentor to managers and executives throughout our business.”
Cebula’s responsibility for revenue performance across North America and Europe will be assumed by Trynka Shineman (Katryn Blake), currently chief customer officer and president of Vistaprint North America. Shineman’s new title, effective July 1, 2012, will be chief customer officer and executive vice president, Global Marketing.
Concurrently, Nick Ruotolo, president of Vistaprint Europe, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities, also effective July 1.
Keane said, “Nick has been instrumental in helping to grow our European business unit from its early stages of development several years ago to its current size and significance. I want to thank Nick for his many contributions to our success in Europe and to Vistaprint in general.”
Outlook as of April 26, 2012
Ernst Teunissen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, reported, “With just one quarter left in fiscal 2012, we are confident we will meet or exceed our financial expectations for the full year. We are updating our guidance for fiscal 2012 to reflect certain items.
“First, currency rates have moved favorably since we last gave guidance in January 2012, which primarily impacts our revenue guidance in U.S. dollars. Second, our GAAP earnings outlook has improved slightly based on better than expected below-the-line results from our acquired businesses. As a result, we are narrowing our revenue guidance range and raising the midpoint, and raising our GAAP EPS guidance range by $0.06. The non-GAAP earnings expectations remain the same, as our upside is in items that are excluded from non-GAAP results,” Teunissen said.
Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq:VPRT) empowers more than 13 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products and services that micro businesses can use to expand their business. A global company, Vistaprint employs over 3,600 people, operates more than 25 localized websites globally and ships to more than 130 countries around the world.