Business services provider Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT) reported a net income of $0.4 million or a penny per share in first quarter fiscal 2014 (ending Sep 30, 2013) compared to a loss of $1.7 million or 5 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter.
Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings were $11.3 million or 32 cents per share in the reported quarter compared with $8.9 million or 25 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. The quarterly adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 16 cents.
Total revenue in first quarter fiscal 2014 increased 9% year over year to $275.1 million. The reported revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $273 million.
Geographically, revenues were up 14% year over year in North America, followed by Europe (up 6%) and Most of the World (down 11%).
In the reported quarter, gross margin stood at 65.2% versus 65.0% in the year-ago period. Operating income increased to $8.4 million in the reported quarter from $0.2 million in the prior-year period.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
The company exited the quarter with $64.7 million in cash and cash equivalents versus $50.1 million as of Jun 30, 2013. Long-term debt stood at $262.5 million. The company had $226.0 million available under its credit facility. Vistaprint did not repurchase any share during the reported quarter.
The company generated ($0.1) million of cash from operations and ($19.6) million in free cash flow with capital expenditure of $17.6 million.
For fiscal 2014, the company expects revenues in the range of $1,250 million to $1,300 million. Fiscal 2014 GAAP earnings are expected in the range of $1.35 –$1.70 per share. Adjusted earnings for full fiscal are expected in the range of $2.49–$2.83 per share with capital expenditure of $85 million to $100 million.
Vistaprint remains focused on leveraging its investments and expects meaningful earnings growth and expansion in fiscal 2014. The company expects lower year-over-year revenue growth in Europe than in North America, primarily due to planned changes in its business in Europe to improve its customer value proposition, marketing execution and profitability.
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