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FIS Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
July 26, 2016
- Reported revenue grew 45.3 percent, and organic revenue grew 5.4 percent
- Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.36, and Adjusted EPS was $0.90
- Net cash provided by operating activities of $435 million and free cash flow of $291 million
- Management raises FY 2016 Guidance
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 26, 2016 – FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, today reported that second quarter revenue increased 45.3 percent on a reported basis to $2.3 billion from $1.6 billion in the prior year quarter. Operating income decreased 1.4 percent to $283 million in the second quarter of 2016, from $287 million in the prior year quarter, with operating income margin of 12.3 percent for the quarter. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders was $120 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $242 million, or $0.85 per diluted share in the prior year quarter, a decrease of 57.6 percent. Declines in operating income and net earnings were driven by M&A-related items, including the gain on the sale of gaming contracts in the prior year quarter and charges related to the SunGard acquisition in the current year quarter.
For the second quarter, organic revenue increased 5.4 percent. Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.7 percent to $696 million in the second quarter 2016, from $617 million adjusted combined EBITDA in the prior year quarter, while adjusted EBITDA margin was 29.4 percent. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders was $295 million for the quarter, or $0.90 per share compared to $0.74 per share in the prior year period, an increase of 21.6 percent.
“We are pleased with our second quarter results. We continue to drive strong momentum, building on the sales successes started last year,” said Gary Norcross, president and chief executive officer, FIS. “The strength of our business model gives us confidence that we will continue to deliver positive results for our clients and shareholders and achieve our increased goals for the year.”
The comparisons of reported results for 2016 to those in 2015 remain significantly impacted by the acquisition of SunGard, which closed on November 30, 2015, and will continue to be impacted for the remainder of 2016. This press release provides additional non-GAAP financial information to enable shareholders to analyze comparable period results as if SunGard had been owned in those periods, to better assess performance and economic health of the business, and to reflect foreign currency translation impacts to reported results. Definitions of non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to related GAAP measures are provided in subsequent sections of the press release and supplemental schedules.
- Integrated Financial Solutions:
Second quarter reported revenue grew 24.8 percent to $1.2 billion from $931 million reported in the prior year quarter. Organic revenue grew 8.3 percent. Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.7 percent to $450 million from $413 million adjusted combined EBITDA in the prior year quarter, and adjusted EBITDA margin was 38.7 percent. Adjusted combined EBITDA for the prior year quarter was $44 million greater than Adjusted EBITDA in the prior year quarter due to the acquisition of SunGard.
- Global Financial Solutions:
Second quarter reported revenue grew 88.6 percent to $1.0 billion from $555 million reported in the prior year quarter. Organic revenue grew 2.9 percent. Adjusted EBITDA increased 9.2 percent to $287 million from $263 million adjusted combined EBITDA in the prior year quarter, and adjusted EBITDA margin was 27.4 percent. Adjusted combined EBITDA for the prior year quarter was $146 million greater than Adjusted EBITDA in the prior year quarter due to the acquisition of SunGard.
- Corporate / Other:
Second quarter reported revenue decreased 5.0 percent to $95 million compared to $101 million in the prior year quarter. Organic revenue grew 1.3 percent. Adjusted EBITDA loss was $41 million and is inclusive of $78 million of corporate expenses.
Second quarter interest expense, net of interest income was $93 million. The effective tax rate was 35.0 percent in the second quarter.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
As of June 30, 2016, cash and cash equivalents totaled $765 million and debt outstanding totaled $11.1 billion. Second quarter net cash provided by operating activities was $435 million and free cash flow was $291 million. The company paid dividends in the second quarter totaling $86 million.
FIS raises its FY 2016 Guidance:
- Organic revenue growth of 4 to 5 percent, up from prior guidance of 3 to 4 percent
- Adjusted EPS of $3.75 to $3.85, up from prior guidance of $3.70 to $3.80
FIS has not provided a reconciliation of the foregoing forward-looking guidance to the most comparable GAAP measures because such measures are not available at this time without unreasonable efforts. The significant impact of the SunGard acquisition, including among other things, the timing and amount of integration and severance costs, such as the transition of systems, facilities and personnel, make it difficult to provide meaningful and comparable GAAP guidance.
FIS will announce second quarter 2016 financial results on Tuesday, July 26 prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, July 26. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com. A replay will be available after the conclusion of the live webcast.
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. 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, the company has provided non-GAAP financial measures, which it believes are useful to help investors better understand its financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. For these reasons, management also uses these measures in part to assess its performance.
These non-GAAP measures include: adjusted revenue, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted combined revenue, adjusted combined EBITDA, adjusted combined EBITDA margin, constant currency revenue, organic revenue growth, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations (including per share amounts), adjusted cash flow from operations, and free cash flow. These non-GAAP measures may be used in this release and/or in the attached supplemental financial information.
Adjusted revenue consists of reported revenue, increased to reverse the purchase accounting deferred revenue adjustment made upon the acquisition of SunGard. The deferred revenue adjustment represents revenue that would have been recognized in the normal course of business by SunGard under GAAP but was not recognized due to GAAP purchase accounting adjustments. The deferred revenue adjustment in purchase accounting was made entirely in the Corporate and Other segment; reported GAAP results for the IFS and GFS segments are not affected by this adjustment and therefore no adjusted revenue is presented for these segments.
EBITDA reflects earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain costs and other transactions which management deems non-operational in nature, the removal of which improves comparability of operating results across reporting periods. Adjusted EBITDA for our segments is presented in conformity with Accounting Standards Codification 280, Segment Reporting. 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 these reasons, this measure, as it relates to our segments, 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 divided by adjusted revenue.
Adjusted combined revenue includes reported revenue for FIS and SunGard combined for periods in 2015 and excludes the impacts of SunGard businesses that were divested prior to SunGard being purchased by FIS.
Adjusted combined EBITDA includes EBITDA for FIS and SunGard combined for periods in 2015 and excludes certain costs and other transactions which management deems non-operational in nature, such as purchase accounting amortization, acquisition, integration and severance costs and restructuring costs, the removal of which improves comparability of operating results across reporting periods.
Adjusted combined EBITDA margin reflects adjusted combined EBITDA divided by adjusted combined revenue.
Constant currency revenue represents (i) adjusted revenue in respect of the consolidated results and corporate segment and (ii) reported revenue in respect of the IFS and GFS segments, in each case excluding the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates in the current period.
Organic revenue growth is constant currency revenue, as defined above, divided by an adjusted revenue base which consists of adjusted combined revenue, further adjusted to exclude revenue of any divestitures by FIS and include pre-acquisition revenue for companies acquired by FIS, in addition to SunGard, during the applicable reporting period.
Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations 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, which is recurring.
Adjusted net earnings per diluted share, or Adjusted EPS, reflects adjusted net earnings from continuing operations divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding.
Adjusted cash flow from operations reflects GAAP cash flow from operations as adjusted for the net change in settlement assets and obligations, and excludes 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.
Free cash flow reflects adjusted cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. 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 web site, www.fisglobal.com.
FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds global leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.
This news 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 of the Company, business and market conditions, outlook, foreign currency exchange rates, expected dividends and share repurchases, the Company’s sales pipeline and anticipated profitability and growth, as well as other statements about our expectations, hopes, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, 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. Any statements that refer to beliefs, expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.
Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that forward-looking statements are subject to include, without limitation:
- 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 other synergies anticipated to be realized from acquisitions may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected;
- the risk of doing business internationally;
- changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including the possibility of intensified international hostilities, acts of terrorism, changes in either or both the United States and international lending, capital and financial markets, and currency fluctuations
- the effect of legislative initiatives or proposals, statutory changes, governmental or other applicable regulations and/or changes in industry requirements, including privacy 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
- 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 may result in the corruption or loss of data or customer information, interruption of business operations, 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
- competitive pressures on pricing related to our solutions including the ability to attract new, or retain existing, customers
- an operational or natural disaster at one of our major operations centers; and
- other risks detailed under “Risk Factors” and other sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and other filings with the SEC.
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.
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