Market Intelligence Center  Oct 22  Comment 
Option-trade picking algorithms patented by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com found a trading opportunity with Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY) that should provide a 5.91% return in just 59 days. Sell one Dec. '14 call at the $42.50 level for each 100 shares of...
TheStreet.com  Oct 13  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shutterfly Inc stock continues to tumble, down 10.47% to $42.04 in midday trading, after reports that private equity firmaSilver Lake Management is no longer interested in buyingathe online photo publishing company,...
Benzinga  Oct 13  Comment 
Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) fell sharply after its expected acquisition by the private equity firm Silver Lake fell through, according to reports. The now-aborted deal was to also to have included buying Snapfish, a unit of...
Benzinga  Oct 13  Comment 
Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) shares slipped 9.50% to $42.50 in pre-market trading as Bloomberg reported that Silver Lake Management LLC has decided not to pursue acquisitions of Shutterfly, as well as Snapfish from Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:...
Benzinga  Oct 13  Comment 
The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday October 10 through Sunday October 12, 2014: Silver Lake Reportedly Decides Against Buying Shutterfly, Snapfish The Rumor: Shares of Shutterfly, Inc....
Reuters  Oct 11  Comment 
Private equity firm Silver Lake failed to reach a deal to acquire and combine photo-sharing sites Shutterfly Inc and Snapfish by a deadline on Friday, Bloomberg reported, citing people...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 26  Comment 
Two large stakeholders in Shutterfly Inc., Marathon Partners Equity Management LLC and the firm's managing partner Mario Cibelli, said Friday they are willing to support a sale of the company at a fair price.
TheStreet.com  Sep 25  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is expected to win bidding for online photography company Shutterfly , in a deal valued in the $2 billion range, one source said. If and when the deal is agreed to, which sources...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 23  Comment 
By Matthew Smith: It appears that there is going to be further M&A in tech-land as rumors surfaced yesterday that Silver Lake Partners was looking at making an offer for Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY), joining Bain Capital and other private equity firms...


Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) is a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service that enables consumers to share, print and preserve their memories by leveraging the company's technology-based platform and manufacturing processes. The company offers services for users to store, edit, and organize their digital photos. In the past fiscal year, new mobile technology, such as smartphones and iPads have given Shutterfly new channels for its products. Shutterfly's products have predominantly sold during the Holiday Season as gifts, giving the firm a risk of expecting most of its revenues during that time period.

Business Overview

In the past fiscal year, SFLY achieved year-over-year revenue and net income growth due to expanded mobile technology services[1] As the mobile technology industry strengthens, and photography continues to shift to digital media, Shutterfly should expect continued growth in the 2011 fiscal year.

Trends and Forces

Mobile Technology Gives New Channels for Photographs

The smartphone and iPad industries have grown tremendously recently, giving SFLY new channels to market its products. Shutterfly currently has applications for both the iPhone and iPad.[2]

Reliance on Holiday Season Sales

Shutterfly's consumer products, such as photo albums and personalized coffee mugs, are typically bought as gifts and not as everyday items. From this, the firm typically receives a majority of its annual sales during the Holiday Season (mid October to mid January). Weak Holiday Season sales can possibly cause a net loss for SFLY during the fiscal year.


The market for digital photography is large, fragmented, evolving, and intensely competitive, and the company expects competition to increase in the future. The company faces challenges from a variety of companies including:


  1. SFLY 2010 10-k
  2. Shutterfly Website, "Mobile"
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