Vistaprint Reports 28 Percent Increase in Second Quarter Revenue
Vistaprint N.V. announced financial results for the three month period ended Dec. 31, 2011, the second quarter of its 2012 fiscal year.
“We are very pleased with our second quarter,” said Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer. “The quarter reflects momentum in our strategy initiatives and investment in resources which we are confident will lead to future growth. Revenue was in the upper half of our guidance range due to strong sales of holiday and small business products during our seasonally strongest quarter of the year. Earnings per share excluding gains from our recent share repurchase activity exceeded our expectations due to a favorable non-operational foreign currency benefit, favorability in our tax rate, the timing of some planned operating expenses and gross margin improvements. We were able to deliver these great results in the organic business while negotiating, performing due diligence, carrying out closing activities and planning integration activities for two acquisitions.”
Financial Metrics (include Albumprinter and Webs results unless otherwise stated):
• Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 grew to $299.9 million, a 28 percent increase over revenue of $234.1 million reported in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding Albumprinter revenue of $15.7 million, total second quarter revenue was $284.2 million. There was no revenue recognized during the quarter from the acquired Webs business.
• Excluding the estimated impact from currency exchange rate fluctuations and revenue from acquired businesses, total revenue grew 21 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
• Gross margin (revenue minus the cost of revenue as a percent of total revenue) in the second quarter was 66.8 percent, compared to 66.3 percent in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding the Albumprinter business, gross margin was 67.0 percent.
• Operating income in the second quarter was $32.5 million, or 10.9 percent of revenue, and reflected a 15 percent decrease compared to $38.2 million, or 16.3 percent of revenue in the same quarter a year ago.