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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.
more detail at: http://ir.shutterfly.com/news-releases/news-release-details/shutterfly-announces-second-quarter-2018-financial-results