Jupitermedia's Revenues Fall In Q1

Posted on 5/14/2008 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Jupitermedia's Q1 2008 revenues were $34.5 million down from $36.1 million in Q4 2007 and below the company's estimate of $35 to $36 million announced in March of this year. First-quarter revenue was down slightly from $34.8 million in the same period in 2007. Total revenue for the online images segment of their business continued a steady slide to $26.142 million, down 9% and $1.8 million from Q1 2007 revenue of $27.914 million.

Online image revenue from Q1 2007 was down 9% to $26.142 million from $27.914 million.

Alan M. Meckler, Chairman/CEO of Jupitermedia, said, "Revenues from our Jupiterimages Unlimited high-level royalty-free subscription offering grew over 100% from the first quarter of 2007 to the first quarter of 2008. We are also starting to see significant growth from our recently launched Stockxpert.com microstock subscription offering. We have also made additional investments in our Online Media business, with the launch of an array of online education offerings and new editorial Web sites."

3 Revenue Categories

Jupiterimages revenue is divided into three categories: Single Images and CDs, Subscriptions and Distributors and Other.


Q1 2007

Q2 2007

Q3 2007

Q4 2007

Q1 2008

Single Images












Distributors, Other






Image Division






Gross Revenue






Single image revenue was $12.6 million, down 7% from $13.485 in Q1 2007. The category includes the single images sales of Stockxpert, as well as the traditional RM and RF sales.

Gross revenue in the subscription category was $7.7 million, up very slightly from $7.6 million in Q4 2007. Subscription revenue steadily increased throughout 2007. The subscription segment of Stockxpert, launched in November 2007, falls into this category.

Revenue from distributors took the biggest hit and was down 20% to $5.864 million, from $7.321 million in Q1 2007.

In February 2008, Jupitermedia announced the expansion of Stockxpert.com's product offerings to include premium royalty-free footage. File formats include both standard and HD video, as well as Flash video to appeal to Web designers. Stockxpert.com now enables footage buyers to purchase the clips they need for their creative projects for as little as $10 at the lowest resolution to $50 for 1080 HD.

In April 2008, Jupitermedia announced the launch of ClipartConnection.com (www.clipartconnection.com), a new subscription service that provides access to a library of over 1 million clipart images, Web graphics and illustrations. Subscriptions are available for one week, one month and one year, and allow subscribers to download up to 250 images per day with a weekly subscription starting at only $4.95.

Copyright © 2008 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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