REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) announced today the pricing of a $300M Senior Secured Delayed Draw Term Loan B. The term loan carries a margin of LIBOR + 250 basis points and was issued at a discount to par of 50 basis points. The term loan has a maturity of seven years and a delayed draw period providing Shutterfly with flexibility to draw the facility over the next six months. Additional terms of the facility are set forth in the Credit Agreement dated August 17, 2017 by and among Shutterfly, the lenders to the new facility, Morgan Stanley as administrative and collateral agent, and the joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and agents.
“This transaction takes advantage of today’s attractive debt market to finance the repayment of our $300M convertible debt due in May 2018, which the company expects to repay at maturity. The Term Loan B structure provides us with very low-cost funding, along with excellent strategic and operational flexibility,” said Mike Pope, Chief Financial Officer.
This refinancing of the company’s May 2018 debt maturity is part of Shutterfly’s overall capital structure strategy. The company seeks to maintain adequate financial capacity to manage its seasonal cash flows, ensure a reasonable degree of operational flexibility, and invest in value-creating growth. The company intends to manage leverage at a level to maintain a minimum of a Ba3/BB- credit rating going forward with low-cost, long-term and prepayable debt financing. Given Shutterfly’s strong cash flow generation, the company believes that carrying low-cost debt consistent with this strategy enhances shareholder value. The company currently expects to return cash flows in excess of liquidity, debt service and growth-investment needs to shareholders, subject to market conditions and changing company needs. The company currently anticipates repurchasing approximately $60.0 million of shares over the second half of 2017, bringing total estimated share repurchases for 2017 to $110.0 million, which approximates annual cash expected to be generated in the full year 2017, again subject to market conditions and changing company needs.
“Management and the board continue to focus on three important levers of shareholder value creation: increasing our profitability and quality of earnings; re-accelerating growth; and optimizing our capital structure,” said Christopher North, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we substantially complete our restructuring and platform consolidation initiatives in Q3 and head into Q4 we believe we are well positioned to execute on our strategy.”
Simultaneous with the pricing of the term loan, the company raised a new $200M Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility. The new revolving credit facility replaces Shutterfly’s existing $200M revolving credit facility, and carries a margin of LIBOR + 175 basis points and a maturity date of August 17, 2022.
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For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to our business in general, we refer you to the “Risk Factors” section of our SEC filings, including our most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q, which are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and the company assumes no obligation to update this information.
About Shutterfly, Inc.
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading online retailer and manufacturer of high-quality personalized products and services. Founded in 1999, the Shutterfly, Inc. brands includes Shutterfly, where your photos come to life in photo books, gifts, and cards and stationery with premium offerings in its Tiny Prints boutique; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations and stationery for every step of the planning process; BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals; and GrooveBook, an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a GrooveBook and mails it to customers every month. For more information about Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY), visit http://www.shutterflyinc.com/.