Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) had a big Tuesday as the company reported its quarterly earnings results and announced the acquisition of a photography company.
The image publishing service provider reported fourth-quarter earnings of $111.7 million, or $3.37 per share, topping the year-ago profit of $2.63 per share. On an adjusted basis, the company earned $102.8 million, or $3.11 per share, topping the year-ago mark of $2.63 per share.
Shutterfly’s net income excluded the tax reform’s impact that benefited it with an additional $9 million in cash. Analysts were calling for adjusted earnings of $2.88 per share, according to data compiled by FactSet.
Revenue for the fourth quarter came in at $593.8 million, a 6% gain compared tot he year-ago quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet were calling for revenue of $556 million.
On a separate report, Shutterfly announced that it would be acquiring privately-held Lifetouch, an online photography company that specializes in school portraits. The deal will set it back $825 million in cash.
Shutterfly added that the acquisition is estimated to add roughly $935 million to its revenue over the 12 months following the closure of the deal, as well as an additional $100 million in adjusted EBITDA.
“We’re just now bringing the two teams together,”Shutterfly CEO Chris North said in a visit to Eden Prairie Tuesday. “We’re going to bring Shutterfly products to Lifetouch, as well as our cloud-based management system.
The deal is slated to close during the second quarter of fiscal 2018.
SFLY shares soared about 16.8% after the bell.