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Shutterstock Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
-- Quarterly revenue increases 41% from prior year period to $59.6 million -- Adjusted EBITDA increases 24% to $12.8 million -- Quarterly image downloads increase 35% to 25.4 million -- Revenue per download increases 4% to $2.35 -- Collection exceeds

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.  

"Shutterstock continues to expand overseas, opening a European headquarters in Berlin, and driving image downloads to an all-time high of more than 25 million during the quarter," said Founder and CEO Jon Oringer. "To meet these increasing demands for imagery, we're adding thousands of high-quality images every day, offering more than 30 million in the collection." 

Operating Metrics

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30, 

  
 

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

 

(in millions, except revenue per download)

 

(in millions, except revenue per download)

Number of paid downloads

25.4

 

18.7

 

72.1

 

54.6

Revenue per download

$                   2.35

 

$                   2.26

 

$                   2.32

 

$                   2.20

Images in our collection (end of period)

29.7

 

21.7

 

29.7

 

21.7

Revenue

Revenue for the third quarter was $59.6 million, a 41% increase as compared to $42.3 million in the third quarter of 2012.   

Net Income

Net income for the third quarter of 2013 decreased 29% to $6.2 million as compared to $8.7 million in the third quarter of 2012.  Net income in the third quarter of 2012 was not subject to federal and state income tax, as the Company was operating as a limited liability company prior to its reorganization to a Delaware corporation in October 2012, while the current quarter's net income is taxed at the federal and state income tax levels. 

Net income available to common stockholders/members for the third quarter of 2013 was $6.2 million or $0.18 per share on a fully diluted basis as compared to $6.6 million or $0.31 per share on a fully diluted basis in the third quarter of 2012.

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2013 was $7.3 million or $0.21 per share on a fully diluted basis as compared to $9.4 million or $0.33 per share on a fully diluted basis in the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP net income excludes the after tax impact of non-cash equity-based compensation expense;  the Company was not subject to federal and state income tax in the prior year period. 

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2013 was $12.8 million, a 24% increase as compared to $10.3 million in the third quarter of 2012. 

Cash

The Company's cash balance was $195.5 million as of September 30, 2013 as compared to $102.1 million as of December 31, 2012.  The Company had no bank debt as of September 30, 2013.  The Company generated $14.6 million of cash from operations in the third quarter of 2013.

On September 19, 2013, the Company sold 1,150,000 million newly issued shares of common stock in conjunction with a follow-on offering, which included a 15% option to purchase additional shares that was exercised in full by the underwriters.  Existing shareholders also sold a total of 4,140,000 million shares in the offering, which also included the 15% option to purchase additional shares.  The Company received approximately $65.9 million, after deductions for underwriters' discounts and commissions, and before deducting estimated offering expenses payable by us. 

Also during the third quarter, the Company incurred planned capital expenditures related primarily to the purchase of computer servers and networking equipment to support expanded image and video storage capacity and growing network bandwidth needs, and to a lesser extent leasehold improvements, resulting in a cash outlay of approximately $1.8 million.

Free cash flow for the third quarter of 2013 was $12.8 million as compared to $13.4 million in the third quarter of 2012. 

Financial Outlook

The Company's current financial and operating expectations for the fourth quarter of 2013 and full year 2013 are as follows:

Fourth Quarter 2013

  • Revenue of $64 - $66 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $12.5 - $13.5 million
  • Non-cash equity-based compensation expense of approximately $2 million
  • An effective tax rate of approximately 40%

Full Year 2013

  • We are increasing our expectations for revenue to $231 - $233 million
  • We are increasing our expectations for adjusted EBITDA to $50 - $51 million
  • Non-cash equity-based compensation expense of approximately $6.5 million
  • An effective tax rate of approximately 40%
  • Capital expenditures related to network servers and technology of approximately $5 million
  • Capital expenditures for non-recurring leasehold improvements related to headquarters office relocation of approximately $10 million

The Company's current financial and operating expectations for full year 2014 are as follows:

Full Year 2014

  • Revenue of $300 - $305 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of  $68 - $70 million
  • Non-cash equity-based compensation expense of approximately $18 million
  • An effective tax rate of approximately 40%
  • Capital expenditures related to network servers and technology of approximately $12 million

Earnings Teleconference Information

The Company will discuss its third quarter 2013 financial results during a teleconference today, November 7, 2013, at 5:00 PM ET.  The conference call can be accessed at (800) 901-5241 or (617) 786-2963 (outside the US), conference ID# 1857 0068.  The call will also be broadcast simultaneously athttp://investor.shutterstock.com.

Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on Shutterstock's website.  To listen to the telephone replay, call toll-free (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 (outside the US), conference ID# 7006 5149. The telephone replay will be available from 7:00 PM ET November 7 through November 21, 2013.  Additional investor information can be accessed at http://shutterstock.com.  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Shutterstock considers adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, and free cash flow to be important financial indicators of the Company's operational strength and the performance of its business. Shutterstock defines adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted for interest income/(expense), income taxes, depreciation, amortization and non-cash equity-based compensation; non-GAAP net income as net income excluding the after tax impact of non-cash equity-based compensation; and free cash flow as cash provided by (used in) operating activities adjusted for capital expenditures and interest income/(expense). These figures are non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. In addition, adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, and free cash flow should not be construed as indicators of our operating performance, liquidity or cash flows generated by operating, investing and financing activities, as there may be significant factors or trends that they fail to address. We caution investors that non-GAAP financial information, by its nature, departs from traditional accounting conventions; accordingly, its use can make it difficult to compare our current results with our results from other reporting periods and with the results of other companies.

A reconciliation of the differences between adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income, and free cash flow, and the most comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, is presented under the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information to GAAP" immediately following the  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows included below.

Historical Operating Metrics

 

6/30/11

9/30/11

12/31/11

3/31/12

6/30/12

9/30/12

12/31/12

3/31/13

6/30/13

9/30/13

 

(in millions, except revenue per download)

Number of paid downloads

14.4

14.8

16.2

17.6

18.3

18.7

21.4

22.4

24.3

25.4

Revenue per download

$        2.01

$        2.10

$        2.14

$         2.13

$        2.22

$        2.26

$         2.30

$        2.28

$        2.33

$        2.35

Images in collections (end of period)

15.3

16.2

17.4

18.8

20.2

21.7

23.3

25.1

27.3

29.7

 

Non-Cash Equity-Based Compensation

Included in the accompanying financial results are expenses related to non-cash equity based compensation, as follows (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

Cost of revenue

$          126

 

$              -

 

$          291

 

$              -

Sales and marketing

358

 

-

 

865

 

-

Product development

406

 

-

 

990

 

-

General and administrative

962

 

670

 

2,276

 

2,827

   Total

$       1,852

 

$          670

 

$       4,422

 

$       2,827

 

Amortization of Intangible Assets and Depreciation of Property and Equipment

Included in the accompanying financial results are expenses related to the amortization of intangible assets, as follows (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

Cost of revenue

$             8

 

$             8

 

$            23

 

$            23

General and administrative

49

 

55

 

146

 

164

   Total

$            57

 

$            63

 

$          169

 

$          187

 

Included in the accompanying financial results are expenses related to depreciation of property and equipment, as follows (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

Cost of revenue

$          623

 

$          400

 

$       1,576

 

$          984

General and administrative

333

 

265

 

993

 

717

   Total

$          956

 

$          665

 

$       2,569

 

$       1,701

 

About Shutterstock

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographsvectorsillustrations andvideos to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 30 million images and video clips currently available, the Company recently surpassed 350 million image downloads. Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; and Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning.   Shutterstock is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Berlin, Chicago, London and San Francisco.

For more information, please visit http://www.shutterstock.com, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter andFacebook.

Safe Harbor Provision

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the Company's expectations, predictions, beliefs, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future.  Forward looking statements include statements regarding the Company's business strategy, timing of, and plans for, the introduction of new products and enhancements, future sales, market growth and direction, competition, market share, revenue growth, operating margins and profitability.  All forward looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof.  Actual events or results could differ materially from those contained in the Company's current projections or forward-looking statements. It is routine for internal projections and expectations to change as the quarter progresses, and therefore it should be clearly understood that the internal projections and beliefs upon which the Company bases its expectations may change prior to the end of the quarter. Although these expectations may change, the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the Company's inability to continue to attract customers and contributors to its online marketplace for commercial digital imagery; a decrease in repeat customer purchases or in content contributed to our online marketplace; the Company's inability to successfully operate in a new and rapidly changing market and to evaluate its future prospects; competitive factors; the Company's inability to prevent the misuse of its imagery; assertions by third parties of infringement or other violations of intellectual property rights by the Company; the Company's inability to increase market awareness of the Company and its services; the Company's inability to effectively manage its growth; the Company's inability to increase the percentage of its revenues that come from larger companies; the Company's inability to continue expansion into international markets; various income tax and other tax liabilities; failure to respond to technological changes or upgrade the Company's website and technology systems; failure to adequately protect the Company's intellectual property; general economic conditions worldwide; and other factors and risks discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's prospectus filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on September 20, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

 

Shutterstock, Inc.

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

  
         
      

September 30, 2013

 

December 31, 2012

      

(unaudited)

  

ASSETS

     
 

Current assets:

   
  

Cash and cash equivalents

$                  195,519

 

$                  102,096

  

Credit card receivables

2,526

 

1,373

  

Accounts receivable, net

5,450

 

1,738

  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

25,604

 

2,008

  

Deferred tax assets, net

4,347

 

18,760

 

Total current assets

233,446

 

125,975

 

Property and equipment, net

8,634

 

5,255

 

Intangibles assets, net

871

 

1,040

 

Goodwill

 

1,423

 

1,423

 

Deferred tax assets, net

12,566

 

13,239

 

Restricted cash

2,016

 

182

 

Total assets

$                  258,956

 

$                  147,114

         

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

   
 

Current liabilities:

   
  

Accounts payable

$                      5,248

 

$                      2,606

  

Accrued expenses

19,664

 

15,606

  

Contributor royalties payable

9,002

 

6,984

  

Deferred revenue

49,929

 

37,934

  

Term loan facility

-

 

6,000

  

Other liabilities

204

 

161

 

Total current liabilities

84,047

 

69,291

 

Other non-current liabilities

1,709

 

889

 

Total liabilities

85,756

 

70,180

         
 

Commitment and contingencies

   
 

Stockholders' equity:

   
  

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200,000 shares authorized; 35,004 and 33,513 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

351

 

335

  

Additional paid-in capital

125,912

 

48,282

  

Retained earnings

46,937

 

28,317

 

Total stockholders' equity

173,200

 

76,934

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$                  258,956

 

$                  147,114

 

 

Shutterstock, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

(unaudited)

             
      

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

      

September 30,

 

September 30,

      

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

             

Revenue

   

$      59,558

 

$      42,260

 

$    167,484

 

$    120,459

             

Operating expenses:

        
 

Cost of revenue

 

22,936

 

16,057

 

64,525

 

45,882

 

Sales and marketing

 

14,947

 

9,752

 

40,240

 

33,085

 

Product development

 

5,685

 

3,795

 

15,300

 

10,655

 

General and administrative

 

6,076

 

3,765

 

16,590

 

11,943

Total operating expenses

 

49,644

 

33,369

 

136,655

 

101,565

Income from operations

 

9,914

 

8,891

 

30,829

 

18,894

Other income (expense), net

 

20

 

(3)

 

29

 

3

Income before provision for income taxes

 

9,934

 

8,888

 

30,858

 

18,897

Provision for income taxes

 

3,740

 

146

 

12,238

 

374

Net income

  

$        6,194

 

$        8,742

 

$      18,620

 

$      18,523

Less:

           
 

Preferred interest distributed

 

-

 

2,263

 

-

 

6,051

 

Undistributed earnings (loss) to participating stockholder/members

 

18

 

(77)

 

59

 

(1,419)

Net income available to common stockholders/members

 

$        6,176

 

$        6,556

 

$      18,561

 

$      13,891

             

Net income (loss) per basic share available to common stockholders/members:

      

Distributed

  

$                -

 

$          0.32

 

$                -

 

$          0.87

Undistributed

 

0.18

 

(0.01)

 

0.55

 

(0.20)

Basic

   

$          0.18

 

$          0.31

 

$          0.55

 

$          0.67

             

Net income (loss) per diluted share available to common stockholders/members:

      

Distributed

  

$                -

 

$          0.32

 

$                -

 

$          0.87

Undistributed

 

0.18

 

(0.01)

 

0.55

 

(0.20)

Diluted

   

$          0.18

 

$          0.31

 

$          0.55

 

$          0.67

             

Weighted average shares outstanding:

        
 

Basic

   

33,692,876

 

20,849,242

 

33,522,289

 

20,849,242

 

Diluted

  

34,280,656

 

20,849,242

 

34,043,573

 

20,849,242

 

 

Shutterstock, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Information to GAAP

(In thousands, except for share and per share information)

(Unaudited)

 

Unaudited Supplemental Data

 

The following information is not a financial measure under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, it should not be construed as an alternative to any other measures of performance determined in accordance with GAAP, or as an indicator of our operating performance, liquidity or cash flows generated by operating, investing and financing activities as there may be significant factors or trends that it fails to address. We present this financial information because we believe that it is helpful to some investors as one measure of our operations. We caution investors that non-GAAP financial information, by its nature, departs from traditional accounting conventions; accordingly, its use can make it difficult to compare our results with our results from other reporting periods and with the results of other companies.

     

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

     

September 30,

 

September 30,

     

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

            

Net income 

 

$        6,194

 

$        8,742

 

$      18,620

 

$      18,523

 

Add/(less):

       
 

(a)

Depreciation and amortization

1,013

 

728

 

2,738

 

1,888

 

(b)

Non-cash equity based compensation

1,852

 

670

 

4,422

 

2,827

 

(c)

Interest (income)/expense, net

(20)

 

3

 

(29)

 

(3)

 

(d)

Provision for income taxes

3,740

 

146

 

12,238

 

374

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$      12,779

 

$      10,289

 

$      37,989

 

$      23,609

Adjusted EBITDA per basic common share 

$          0.38

 

$          0.49

 

$          1.13

 

$          1.13

Adjusted EBITDA per diluted common share (2)

$          0.37

 

$          0.36

 

$          1.12

 

$          0.83

            

Weighted average basic shares 

33,692,876

 

20,849,242

 

33,522,289

 

20,849,242

Weighted average diluted shares (2) 

34,280,656

 

28,338,280

 

34,043,573

 

28,338,280

            
     

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

     

September 30,

 

September 30,

     

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

Net income

 

$        6,194

 

$        8,742

 

$      18,620

 

$      18,523

 

(a)

Non-cash equity based compensation

1,852

 

670

 

4,422

 

2,827

 

(b)

Non-cash equity based compensation tax benefit

(697)

 

(11)

 

(1,754)

 

(56)

Non-GAAP net income

$        7,349

 

$        9,401

 

$      21,288

 

$      21,294

Non-GAAP net income per basic common share 

$          0.22

 

$          0.45

 

$          0.64

 

$          1.02

Non-GAAP net income per diluted common share (2)

$          0.21

 

$          0.33

 

$          0.63

 

$          0.75

            

Weighted average basic shares 

33,692,876

 

20,849,242

 

33,522,289

 

20,849,242

Weighted average diluted shares (2) 

34,280,656

 

28,338,280

 

34,043,573

 

28,338,280

            
     

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

     

September 30,

 

September 30,

     

2013

 

2012

 

2013

 

2012

Net cash provided by operating activities

$      14,647

 

$      13,966

 

$      32,461

 

$      32,888

 

Interest (expense)/income, net

20

 

(3)

 

29

 

3

 

Capital expenditures

(1,802)

 

(597)

 

(4,788)

 

(3,461)

Free cash flow

$      12,825

 

$      13,372

 

$      27,644

 

$      29,424

            

Adjusted EBITDA

$      12,779

 

$      10,289

 

$      37,989

 

$      23,609

 

Add/(less):

       
 

(a)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(10,693)

 

3,841

 

(5,853)

 

9,770

 

(b)

Provision for income taxes

(3,740)

 

(146)

 

(12,238)

 

(374)

 

(c)

Deferred income taxes

18,213

 

(96)

 

15,086

 

(251)

 

(d)

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options

(2,217)

 

-

 

(3,226)

 

-

 

(e)

Provision for doubtful accounts/chargeback reserve

285

 

81

 

549

 

131

 

(f)

Interest (expense)/income, net

20

 

(3)

 

29

 

3

 

(g)

Amortization of financing fees

-

 

-

 

125

 

-

Net cash provided by operating activities

$      14,647

 

$      13,966

 

$      32,461

 

$      32,888

 

(1)

 

Earnings/(loss) before interest income/(expense), income taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash equity based compensation and

other non-cash charges.           

(2)

The weighted average diluted shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 give effect to our reorganization from

a New York limited company to a Delaware corporation and includes incremental shares for profit interest awards and preferred

shares that are excluded from the weighted average shares.           




About Shutterstock, Inc.

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographsvectorsillustrationsvideos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 55,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 35 million images available.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in BerlinChicagoDenverLondon, and San Francisco, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

For more information, please visit http://www.shutterstock.com/, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.



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