Press Release

FIS Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

August 04, 2022

Key facts:

  • Increased revenue 7% on a GAAP basis and 8% on an organic basis to $3.7 billion
  • Generated Diluted EPS of $0.45 and Adjusted EPS of $1.73
  • Repurchased $300 million in shares
  • After 14 years of distinguished service, James “Woody” Woodall to step down from his position as CFO, effective November 4, 2022, with Deputy CFO Erik Hoag to succeed Mr. Woodall as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 4, 2022FIS® (NYSE: FIS) a global leader in financial services technology, today reported its second quarter 2022 results.

“I’m very pleased with the strong financial results we delivered this quarter,” said Gary Norcross, FIS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These results are a testament to the value we bring to our clients by executing our business strategy, investing for growth and bringing innovative and end-to-end offerings to market. In an uncertain macro environment, the durability of our financial model is also a significant advantage for FIS. We reduced our leverage to 2.9 times, and our robust free cash flow allowed us to return approximately $600 million in capital to shareholders during the second quarter through share repurchase and dividends.”

Second Quarter 2022

On a GAAP basis, revenue increased by approximately $240 million, or 7% as compared to the prior-year period, to $3.7 billion. Net earnings attributable to common stockholders were $277 million or $0.45 per diluted share.

On an organic basis, revenue increased 8% as compared to the prior-year period when excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and inorganic contribution from acquisitions and divestitures. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 9%. Adjusted net earnings increased 5% as compared to the prior-year period to $1.1 billion, and adjusted net earnings per share increased 7% to $1.73 per diluted share.

Operating Segment Information

  • Banking Solutions:
    Revenue increased by 5% on a GAAP basis, and 6% on an organic basis, as compared to the prior-year period to $1.7 billion, primarily due to ramping large client wins contributing to 7% recurring revenue growth. Adjusted EBITDA margin contracted by 130 basis points as compared to the prior-year period to 44.3%, primarily due to difficult comparisons created by the high contribution margins associated with term fees and pandemic-related revenue in the prior-year period as well as ongoing wage inflation.
  • Capital Market Solutions:
    Revenue increased by 5% on a GAAP basis and 7% on an organic basis as compared to the prior-year period to $663 million, primarily due to strong new sales momentum contributing to 10% recurring revenue growth. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 9% as compared to the prior-year period to $317 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 140 basis points over the prior-year period to 47.8%, primarily due to focused expense management and continued operating leverage.
  • Merchant Solutions:
    Revenue increased by 15% on both a GAAP and an organic basis as compared to the prior-year period to $1.1 billion. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 16% as compared to the prior-year period to $522 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded by 30 basis points to 47.0%. During the first quarter, global volume increased by 10% as compared to the prior-year period to $517 billion, and transactions increased by 7% to 11.4 billion.
  • Corporate and Other:
    Second quarter revenue increased by 1% as compared to the prior-year period to $91 million, including the continuing wind down of non-strategic businesses. Adjusted EBITDA loss was $69 million, including $89 million of corporate expenses.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

As of June 30, 2022, debt outstanding totaled $18.5 billion. Second quarter net cash provided by operating activities was $1,024 million, and free cash flow was $806 million.

On July 13, FIS issued $2.5 billion of U.S. dollar senior notes at a weighted average interest rate of 4.95%. The Company used the net proceeds from the Senior Notes offering to repay debt under its commercial paper programs.

Having reached its targeted leverage of 2.9 times debt to EBITDA, FIS resumed share repurchase under its existing 100 million share authorization. In addition to repurchasing approximately $300 million in shares, FIS also paid a total of $287 million in dividends during the second quarter.

FIS continues to expect to primarily utilize free cash flow through the end of 2023 to return capital to shareholders through continued share repurchase and dividends.

Departure of Officer
The Company announced that James “Woody” Woodall will step down from his position as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 4, 2022, after over 14 years of distinguished service with the Company. The Company also announced the promotion of its Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Erik Hoag, to succeed Mr. Woodall as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 4, 2022. To ensure a smooth transition of the Chief Financial Officer responsibilities, Woodall will remain with the Company through a transitionary period as Chief Financial Officer Emeritus.

Updates Full-Year 2022 Guidance Based on Macro Factors and Divestitures
The Company updated its full-year 2022 guidance to reflect changing macroeconomic factors including the impact of foreign exchange rates and increased interest rates. Additionally, the Company successfully announced the signing of two non-strategic divestitures. These factors are the primary drivers for the revision to the Company’s full-year 2022 guidance.

FIS will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, August 4, 2022. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, A replay will be available after the conclusion of the live webcast.

About FIS
FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for financial institutions and businesses of all sizes and across any industry globally. We enable the movement of commerce by unlocking the financial technology that powers the world’s economy. Our employees are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests through our trusted innovation, system performance and flexible architecture. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a member of the Fortune 500® and the Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

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FIS Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is the term used to refer to the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting in the United States. GAAP includes the standards, conventions, and rules accountants follow in recording and summarizing transactions and in the preparation of financial statements. In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, we have provided certain non-GAAP financial measures.

These non-GAAP measures include constant currency revenue, organic revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net earnings, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow. These non-GAAP measures may be used in this release and/or in the attached supplemental financial information.

We believe these non-GAAP measures help investors better understand the underlying fundamentals of our business. As further described below, the non-GAAP revenue and earnings measures presented eliminate items management believes are not indicative of FIS’ operating performance. The constant currency and organic revenue growth measures adjust for the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, while organic revenue growth also adjusts for acquisitions and divestitures and excludes revenue from Corporate and Other, giving investors further insight into our performance. Finally, free cash flow provides further information about the ability of our business to generate cash. For these reasons, management also uses these non-GAAP measures in its assessment and management of FIS’ performance.

As described below, our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Earnings measures also exclude incremental and direct costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Management believes that this adjustment may help investors understand the longer-term fundamentals of our underlying business.

Constant currency revenue represents reported operating segment revenue excluding the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates in the current period.

Organic revenue growth is constant currency revenue, as defined above, for the current period compared to an adjusted revenue base for the prior period, which is adjusted to add pre-acquisition revenue of acquired businesses for a portion of the prior year matching the portion of the current year for which the business was owned, and subtract pre-divestiture revenue for divested businesses for the portion of the prior year matching the portion of the current year for which the business was not owned, for any acquisitions or divestitures by FIS. When referring to organic revenue growth, revenues from our Corporate and Other segment, which is comprised of revenue from non-strategic businesses, are excluded.

Adjusted EBITDA reflects net earnings before interest, other income (expense), taxes, equity method investment earnings (loss), and depreciation and amortization, and excludes certain costs and other transactions that management deems non-operational in nature, the removal of which improves comparability of operating results across reporting periods. It also excludes incremental and direct costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure is reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. For this reason, adjusted EBITDA, as it relates to our segments, is presented in conformity with Accounting Standards Codification 280, Segment Reporting, and is excluded from the definition of non-GAAP financial measures under the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K.

Adjusted EBITDA margin reflects adjusted EBITDA, as defined above, divided by revenue.

Adjusted net earnings excludes the impact of certain costs and other transactions which management deems non-operational in nature, the removal of which improves comparability of operating results across reporting periods. It also excludes the impact of acquisition-related purchase accounting amortization and equity method investment earnings (loss), both of which are recurring. It also excludes incremental and direct costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adjusted EPS reflects adjusted net earnings, as defined above, divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

Free cash flow reflects net cash provided by operating activities, adjusted for the net change in settlement assets and obligations and excluding certain transactions that are closely associated with non-operating activities or are otherwise non-operational in nature and not indicative of future operating cash flows, including incremental and direct costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, less capital expenditures excluding capital expenditures related to the Company’s new headquarters. Free cash flow does not represent our residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures, since we have mandatory debt service requirements and other non-discretionary expenditures that are not deducted from the measure.

Any non-GAAP measures should be considered in context with the GAAP financial presentation and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP measures. Further, FIS’ non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently from similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to related GAAP measures, including footnotes describing the specific adjustments, are provided in the attached schedules and in the Investor Relations section of the FIS website,

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release and today’s webcast contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about anticipated financial outcomes, including any earnings guidance or projections of the Company, projected revenue or expense synergies, business and market conditions, outlook, foreign currency exchange rates, deleveraging plans, expected dividends and share repurchases, the Company’s sales pipeline and anticipated profitability and growth, as well as other statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, are forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and our future results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management.

Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties to which forward-looking statements are subject include the following, without limitation:

  • the outbreak or recurrence of the novel coronavirus and any related variants (“COVID-19”) and measures to reduce its spread, including the impact of governmental or voluntary actions such as business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders in certain geographies;
  • the duration, including any recurrence, of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, including reductions in consumer and business spending, and instability of the financial markets in heavily impacted areas across the globe;
  • the economic and other impacts of COVID-19 on our clients which affect the sales of our solutions and services and the implementation of such solutions;
  • the risk of losses in the event of defaults by merchants (or other parties) to which we extend credit in our card settlement operations or in respect of any chargeback liability, either of which could adversely impact liquidity and results of operations;
  • changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including those resulting from COVID-19 or other pandemics, a recession, intensified international hostilities, acts of terrorism, increased rates of inflation, changes in either or both the United States and international lending, capital and financial markets or currency fluctuations;
  • the risk that acquired businesses will not be integrated successfully or that the integration will be more costly or more time-consuming and complex than anticipated;
  • the risk that cost savings and synergies anticipated to be realized from acquisitions may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected;
  • the risks of doing business internationally;
  • the effect of legislative initiatives or proposals, statutory changes, governmental or applicable regulations and/or changes in industry requirements, including privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations;
  • the risks of reduction in revenue from the elimination of existing and potential customers due to consolidation in, or new laws or regulations affecting, the banking, retail and financial services industries or due to financial failures or other setbacks suffered by firms in those industries;
  • changes in the growth rates of the markets for our solutions;
  • the amount, declaration and payment of future dividends is at the discretion of our Board of Directors and depends on, among other things, our investment opportunities, results of operations, financial condition, cash requirements, future prospects, the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other factors that may be considered relevant by our Board of Directors, including legal and contractual restrictions;
  • the amount and timing of any future share repurchases is subject to, among other things, our share price, our other investment opportunities and cash requirements, our results of operations and financial condition, our future prospects and other factors that may be considered relevant by our Board of Directors and management;
  • failures to adapt our solutions to changes in technology or in the marketplace;
  • internal or external security breaches of our systems, including those relating to unauthorized access, theft, corruption or loss of personal information and computer viruses and other malware affecting our software or platforms, and the reactions of customers, card associations, government regulators and others to any such events;
  • the risk that implementation of software, including software updates, for customers or at customer locations or employee error in monitoring our software and platforms may result in the corruption or loss of data or customer information, interruption of business operations, outages, exposure to liability claims or loss of customers;
  • the reaction of current and potential customers to communications from us or regulators regarding information security, risk management, internal audit or other matters;
  • the risk that policies and resulting actions of the current administration in the U.S. may result in additional regulations and executive orders, as well as additional regulatory and tax costs;
  • competitive pressures on pricing related to the decreasing number of community banks in the U.S., the development of new disruptive technologies competing with one or more of our solutions, increasing presence of international competitors in the U.S. market and the entry into the market by global banks and global companies with respect to certain competitive solutions, each of which may have the impact of unbundling individual solutions from a comprehensive suite of solutions we provide to many of our customers;
  • the failure to innovate in order to keep up with new emerging technologies, which could impact our solutions and our ability to attract new, or retain existing, customers;
  • an operational or natural disaster at one of our major operations centers;
  • failure to comply with applicable requirements of payment networks or changes in those requirements;
  • fraud by merchants or bad actors; and
  • other risks detailed in the “Risk Factors” and other sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, we do not undertake (and expressly disclaim) any obligation and do not intend to publicly update or review any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information

Ellyn Raftery, +1 904.438.6083
Chief Marketing Officer
FIS Global Marketing and Corporate Communications

Nathan Rozof, CFA, 904.438.6918
Executive Vice President
FIS Corporate Finance and Investor Relations