Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Vistaprint May Have Sizable Potential, But Also A Great Deal To Prove

If you're a nimble trader, you might like Vistaprint (VPRT). These shares have spent most of the last four years chopping between $30 and $60, as the company's inability to perform on a consistent basis has created sharp sell-offs and subsequent rallies. Now the shares are up again on investor's confidence (or hope) that the company's turnaround/self-improvement efforts will lend stability and consistency to the business, and possibly also on confidence that conditions in Europe have bottomed.

I have a hard time sharing this enthusiasm. Although I believe the company has a leveragable edge in its printing operations, I'm not sure that's a dependable long-term growth driver. Likewise, I'm not confident that Vistaprint will emerge as a strong presence in...

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