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angelawaye

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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2017, 08:52 »
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awful, awful and more awful.


« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2017, 15:13 »
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76c below payout!!! Dire.

« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2017, 15:33 »
0
It was a fairly average month. May is off to a much better start.

Tyson Anderson

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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2017, 15:37 »
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March and April have been best months so far...

« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2017, 20:27 »
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It started slow but ended up being fine - a little less than April last year but no complaints.  That was mainly due to higher-value sales - more clip sales than usual at SS, multiple ELs on SS and even one on 123, Canva doing great (although a lot less than last year), FT very strong, DT and CS weak, others OK and even a couple of sales on featurepics.  Wish it would continue but without the rare, high-value sales it would be grim as volume was down more than 300 DLs from April 2016.

« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2017, 22:06 »
+1
I've dropped back to January 2015 levels, but at least a slight bounce back from last month.  Shutterstock, unfortunately, has dropped 50% in six months.

derek

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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2017, 01:23 »
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Yes^^  strange but the ones of us who declare a drop at SS. Always between 40-50% drop!  wow!  wht a coincidence ::)

« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2017, 06:18 »
+3

Latest SS figures

First Quarter 2017 highlights as compared to First Quarter 2016:

Financial Highlights


"Revenue increased 12% to $130.2 million
Income from operations decreased 5% to $10.3 million
Net income increased 8% to $6.6 million
Adjusted EBITDA decreased 3% to $23.2 million
Diluted EPS increased 12% to $0.19 per share
        Key Operating Metrics             

Paid downloads increased 6%
Revenue per download increased 5%
Image collection expanded 63% to 132.0 million images
Video collection expanded 64% to 6.9 million clips."

So downloads up 6% but submissions up an eyewatering 63%. So on average a drop of 40-50% none too surprising. Not a poor financial performance but doesn't justify the share price imho.



steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2017, 10:25 »
+1
Pretty average month for me. I've published my normal blog post about earnings and done a comparison month by month that shows consistency over the past 4 years, which would sound good if I hadn't increased my portfolio by perhaps 50% over that time!


http://www.backyardsilver.com/2017/05/stock-photo-earnings-april-2017/

Steve

niktol

« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2017, 11:02 »
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An OK month, almost exactly as expected. SS down, other stocks up. If it's a reflection of the overall SS performance, hopefully the management will do something about it. Even if they do, I am not sure it will have an impact on my total income.

« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2017, 11:09 »
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I made about a third of what I used to make at my peak. That's just about normal for the last year or so. But I'm only clinging to that because I pick up a handful of quite large sales each month. Without those, things would really look quite dire which is a bit concerning.
Still, I've had a good run and quite a bit of fun.

« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2017, 11:56 »
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My volume sales at Shutterstock have fallen off a cliff and the decent size sales have evaporated too. I've come to the conclusion that Microstock just isn't worth the effort anymore. It's impossible for me to swim against the tide and survive. Sadly, I'll leave the field free for those working out of smaller economies...

derek

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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2017, 12:32 »
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I made about a third of what I used to make at my peak. That's just about normal for the last year or so. But I'm only clinging to that because I pick up a handful of quite large sales each month. Without those, things would really look quite dire which is a bit concerning.
Still, I've had a good run and quite a bit of fun.

I know its strange but somehow always the same and some big sales saving the overall situation and you can imagine uploads up 63%  well in a year or two down about 80-90% and then its goodbye SS.

Mir

« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2017, 14:16 »
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« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 14:35 by Mir »

« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2017, 02:30 »
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After almost BME in March, April was -3% compared to average of 2016.
All my comparisons made with averages of 2016. Sorted by earnings on April.
1. Shutterstock    -1% (after BME in March)
2. Pond5         +21% (BME since June of 2016)
3. Fotolia          +15%
4. 123rf         +172% (#2 of all time)
5. deposit         +42%
6. Videoblocks      -84% (WME with only 1 sale)

Last three years i work only on videos.


 

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