Cimpress Provides Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Update

Press release from the issuing company

Dundalk, Ireland – In light of the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cimpress plc (Nasdaq: CMPR) provided an extraordinary update on its financial results today, which is approximately mid-way between Cimpress’ earnings announcements for the quarters ending March and June, 2020. Such mid-point updates are not expected in the future.

“Although we expect a lengthy and possibly non-linear recovery from the effects of the pandemic, Cimpress’ recent revenue and profit trends have been more favorable than we expected,” said Robert Keane, founder, chairman and CEO of Cimpress. “We are supporting small businesses as they begin to get back to business and augmenting our traditional product lines with offerings that address the needs of customers during the pandemic. Many of our businesses have produced and/or donated face shields and masks to hospitals and frontline workers, and our largest business, Vistaprint, is donating 10% of replaceable filter mask revenues to aid small businesses and communities which are impacted by the pandemic. Vistaprint has already donated $1,000,000 to the Save Small Business Fund it co-founded with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and $500,000 to the NAACP to support Black-owned small businesses.”

As noted in Cimpress’ third fiscal quarter earnings document on May 5, 2020, for the month of April Cimpress’ consolidated bookings declined approximately 51% year over year, and all segments' bookings performance improved in the second half of April relative to the first half. While there is continued week-to-week volatility, that improvement continued for all segments through the month of May with the year-over-year decline in consolidated bookings lessening to approximately 25%. We believe these trends are the result of our shift in focus to products and product content templates that our customers need in the current environment, as well as the gradual relaxing of government restrictions to restart economic activity in some markets. For the two weeks ended Saturday, June 13th, consolidated bookings also declined an average of approximately 24% year-over-year.

Bookings is an internal metric we use to understand customer demand. It differs from GAAP revenue due to orders not yet shipped, refunds and credits, and changes in currency rates compared to the U.S. dollar. Underneath the consolidated bookings numbers, the impact of the pandemic across Cimpress continues to vary significantly by business, country, product line and week. Segment bookings performance for April and May 2020 compared to April and May 2019 was approximately as follows:


April 2020 vs April 2019

May 2020 vs May 2019

QTD May 2020 vs 2019





Combined Upload and Print




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Cimpress continues to manage its variable costs approximately in line with demand. Advertising as a percentage of revenue was 9% quarter-to-date through May 2020 compared to 12% in the same period last year. Fixed cost reductions for the fourth quarter 2020 are on track with the commentary in our third quarter earnings document. However, given the financial flexibility afforded by the better than anticipated trends in revenue and profitability we have selectively restarted recruiting. Furthermore, effective July 1st, we are suspending our salary restructuring program whereby a portion of quarterly compensation for select team members was replaced by a grant of restricted share units. As described in our third quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings document, the quarterly cash savings from this program was expected to be $9 million for as long as the program remained in place. The quarterly benefit of this program will be realized for the fourth fiscal quarter but not beyond unless Cimpress elects to reinstate the program.

Cimpress had pro-forma liquidity (cash plus available committed credit facility) of $437 million as of March 31, 2020 as described in our April 29, 2020 release. Liquidity as of today remains at approximately that same level driven by positive Adjusted EBITDA and offset by cash outflows from working capital, capital expenditures, capitalized software, cash taxes and cash interest expense.

Cimpress expects to announce fourth quarter and full year financial results on July 29, 2020. Additionally, Cimpress plans to host its annual investor day on August 5, 2020 using a virtual format.


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