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Fiserv Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

<p class='bwalignc'> 3 percent adjusted internal revenue growth for the quarter; </p> <p class='bwalignc'> Adjusted EPS increases 24 percent to $1.56 for the quarter; </p> <p class='bwalignc'> Free cash flow increases 21 percent for the first nine months; </p> <p class='bwalignc'> Full year 2013 guidance affirmed </p>

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fiserv Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

16:01 EDT Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (Business Wire) -- Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013.

GAAP revenue in the third quarter was $1.20 billion compared with $1.11 billion in the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted revenue was $1.14 billion in the third quarter compared with $1.04 billion in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 10 percent. For the first nine months of 2013, GAAP revenue was $3.55 billion compared with $3.29 billion for the first nine months of 2012. Adjusted revenue was $3.36 billion in the first nine months of 2013 compared with $3.08 billion in the same period in 2012, an increase of 9 percent.

GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter was $1.22 compared with $1.03 in the third quarter of 2012. GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2013 was $3.22, which included Open Solutions merger and integration expenses of $0.34 per share, compared with $3.14 for the first nine months of 2012.

Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter increased 24 percent to $1.56 compared with $1.26 in the same period in 2012. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations in the first nine months of 2013 increased 18 percent to $4.39 compared with $3.71 for the first nine months of 2012.

“Results for the quarter were solid across the board and in-line with our performance expectations for the full year," said Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiserv. "Strength in our payments businesses along with continued strong sales is compelling evidence of the market-leading differentiation and value embedded in our solutions."

Third Quarter 2013

  • Adjusted revenue grew 10 percent in the quarter to $1.14 billion and increased 9 percent year-to-date to $3.36 billion over the prior year periods.
  • Adjusted internal revenue growth in the quarter was 3 percent for the company, with 5 percent growth in the Payments segment and 1 percent growth in the Financial segment.
  • Adjusted internal revenue grew 2 percent for the first nine months of 2013, with 4 percent growth in the Payments segment. Financial segment adjusted internal revenue was flat compared with the first nine months of 2012.
  • Adjusted earnings per share increased 24 percent in the quarter to $1.56 and increased 18 percent in the first nine months of 2013 to $4.39, as compared with the prior year periods.
  • Free cash flow grew 21 percent in the first nine months of 2013 to $598 million compared with $496 million in the prior year period.
  • Adjusted operating margin was 30.5 percent in the quarter, an increase of 60 basis points compared with the third quarter of 2012, and increased 50 basis points to 29.8 percent in the first nine months of 2013, compared with the prior year period.
  • The company repurchased 2.0 million shares of common stock in the quarter for $192 million and for the first nine months of 2013 has repurchased 5.2 million shares for $463 million. The company announced a new 10.0 million share repurchase authorization in the quarter and had 10.4 million shares authorized for repurchase as of September 30, 2013.
  • Actual sales were up 13 percent in the quarter and 11 percent in the first nine months of 2013 compared with the prior year periods.
  • The company signed 11 new DNATM account processing clients in the quarter and 21 for the first nine months of the year.
  • The company signed 136 Mobiliti clients in the quarter, for a total of 324 for the year, and has added more than 1,700 mobile banking clients to date.
  • The company signed 56 Popmoney® clients in the quarter and the network now includes more than 2,000 financial institutions.
  • The company signed 90 electronic bill payment clients and 27 debit processing clients in the quarter.

Recent Developments

  • On October 25, 2013, the company entered into a new $900 million term loan agreement that matures in 2018. It also entered into an amendment to extend the maturity of its $2 billion revolving credit facility to 2018. The company used the net proceeds from the term loan to repay outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility, which were primarily related to the indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of Open Solutions.

Outlook for 2013

Fiserv expects its full year 2013 adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations to be in a range of $5.94 to $6.02, or growth of 17 to 19 percent over 2012. The company expects full year adjusted revenue growth of approximately 10 percent, and adjusted internal revenue growth of approximately 3 percent.

"We remain on track to achieve our 2013 financial objectives and have meaningful momentum as we head into 2014," said Yabuki.

Earnings Conference Call

The company will discuss its third quarter 2013 results on a conference call and webcast at 4 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. To register for the event, go to www.fiserv.com and click on the Q3 Earnings webcast link. Supplemental materials will be available in the “Investor Relations” section of the website.

About Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global technology provider serving the financial services industry, driving innovation in payments, processing services, risk and compliance, customer and channel management, and business insights and optimization. For more information, visit www.fiserv.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Information

In this earnings release, we supplement our reporting of information determined in accordance with GAAP, such as revenue, operating income, operating margin, income from continuing operations, earnings per share and net cash provided by operating activities, with “adjusted revenue,” “adjusted internal revenue growth,” “adjusted operating income,” “adjusted operating margin,” “adjusted income from continuing operations,” “adjusted earnings per share” and “free cash flow.” Management believes that adjustments for certain non-cash or other items and the exclusion of certain pass-through revenue and expenses enhance our shareholders' ability to evaluate our performance because such items do not reflect how we manage our operations. Therefore, we exclude these items from GAAP revenue, operating income, operating margin, income from continuing operations, earnings per share and net cash provided by operating activities to calculate these non-GAAP measures.

Examples of non-cash or other items may include, but are not limited to, non-cash deferred revenue adjustments arising from acquisitions, non-cash intangible asset amortization expense associated with acquisitions, non-cash impairment charges, severance costs, merger costs, certain integration expenses related to acquisitions and certain discrete tax benefits. We exclude these items to more clearly focus on the factors we believe are pertinent to the management of our operations, and we use this information to allocate resources to our various businesses.

Free cash flow and adjusted internal revenue growth are non-GAAP financial measures and are described on page 10. We believe free cash flow is useful to measure the funds generated in a given period that are available for strategic capital decisions. We believe adjusted internal revenue growth is useful because it presents revenue growth excluding the impact of postage reimbursements in our Output Solutions business, acquisitions and dispositions, and including deferred revenue purchase accounting adjustments. We believe this supplemental information enhances our shareholders' ability to evaluate and understand our core business performance.

These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, revenue, operating income, operating margin, income from continuing operations, earnings per share and net cash provided by operating activities or any other amount determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures reflect management's judgment of particular items and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

The results for 2013 include the acquisition of Open Solutions since January 14, 2013. The company divested its Club Solutions business on March 14, 2013. Accordingly, the financial results of Club Solutions are reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding anticipated adjusted revenue growth, adjusted internal revenue growth, adjusted earnings per share, and adjusted earnings per share growth. Statements can generally be identified as forward-looking because they include words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “could,” “should” or words of similar meaning. Statements that describe the company's future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The factors that may affect the company's results include, among others: the impact on the company's business of the current state of the economy, including the risk of reduction in revenue resulting from decreased spending on the products and services that the company offers; legislative and regulatory actions in the United States and internationally, including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and related regulations; the company's ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, including Open Solutions, into its operations; changes in client demand for the company's products or services; pricing or other actions by competitors; the impact of the company's strategic initiatives; the company's ability to comply with government regulations, including privacy regulations; and other factors included in the company's filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in other documents that the company files with the SEC. You should consider these factors carefully in evaluating forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Fiserv, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited)
                         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenue
Processing and services $ 1,016 $ 922 $ 2,997 $ 2,724
Product   185     185     554     567  
Total revenue   1,201     1,107     3,551     3,291  
 
Expenses
Cost of processing and services 520 486 1,565 1,451
Cost of product 164 150 511 464
Selling, general and administrative   237     206     711     615  
Total expenses   921     842     2,787     2,530  
 
Operating income 280 265 764 761
Interest expense - net   (41 )   (48 )   (123 )   (129 )
 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
and income from investment in unconsolidated affiliate 239 217 641 632
Income tax provision (79 ) (80 ) (218 ) (207 )
Income from investment in unconsolidated affiliate   1     3     7     9  
Income from continuing operations 161 140 430 434
Loss from discontinued operations   (2 )   (1 )   (3 )   (2 )
 
Net income $ 159   $ 139   $ 427   $ 432  
 
GAAP earnings (loss) per share - diluted:
Continuing operations $ 1.22 $ 1.03 $ 3.22 $ 3.14
Discontinued operations   (0.02 )   (0.01 )   (0.02 )   (0.01 )
Total $ 1.21   $ 1.02   $ 3.19   $ 3.12  
 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings per share 131.9 136.6 133.8 138.3
 

Earnings per share is calculated using actual, unrounded amounts.

 
 
Fiserv, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Income and
Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations
(In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited)
                         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
 
GAAP income from continuing operations $ 161 $ 140 $ 430 $ 434
Adjustments:
Merger and integration costs 1 14 4 70 9
Severance costs - - 12 12

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets

53 40 156 120
Debt extinguishment and refinancing costs 2 - 4 - 4
Tax impact of adjustments 3 (23 ) (17 ) (83 ) (52 )

Write-off of deferred financing costs by StoneRiver 4

- - 2 -
Tax benefit 5   -     -     -     (14 )
Adjusted income from continuing operations $ 205   $ 171   $ 587   $ 513  
 

GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations

$ 1.22 $ 1.03 $ 3.22 $ 3.14
Adjustments - net of income taxes:
Merger and integration costs 1 0.07 0.02 0.34 0.04
Severance costs - - 0.06 0.06
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 0.26 0.19 0.76 0.56
Debt extinguishment and refinancing costs 2 - 0.02 - 0.02
Write-off of deferred financing costs by StoneRiver 4 - - 0.01 -
Tax benefit 5   -     -     -     (0.10 )
Adjusted earnings per share $ 1.56   $ 1.26   $ 4.39   $ 3.71  
1   Merger and integration costs in 2013 are attributable to the acquisition of Open Solutions, including a non-cash impairment charge of $30 million, or $ 0.14 per share, in the first quarter of 2013 associated with the replacement of the company's Acumen® account processing platform with the DNA™ account processing platform. Merger and integration costs also include deferred revenue purchase accounting adjustments and integration costs associated with the acquisition.
 
2 Represents a charge of $4 million of interest expense associated with hedge ineffectiveness of interest rate swap agreements settled in September 2012 in conjunction with the company's bond offering.
 
3 The tax impact is calculated using tax rates of 35 percent and 36 percent in 2013 and 2012, respectively, which approximate the company's annual effective tax rates for the applicable periods.
 
4 Represents the company's share of a non-cash write-off of deferred financing costs in the second quarter of 2013 associated with the recapitalization of StoneRiver Group, L.P., a joint venture in which the company owns a 49% interest.
 
5 The tax benefit in 2012 represents certain discrete income tax benefits related to prior years recognized for GAAP purposes that have been excluded from adjusted earnings per share.
 
See page 3 for disclosures related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Earnings per share is calculated using actual, unrounded amounts.
 
 
Fiserv, Inc.
Financial Results by Segment
(In millions, unaudited)
                         
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Total Company
Revenue $ 1,201 $ 1,107 $ 3,551 $ 3,291
Output Solutions postage reimbursements (69 ) (69 ) (207 ) (214 )
Open Solutions deferred revenue adjustment   5     -     17     -  
Adjusted revenue $ 1,137   $ 1,038   $ 3,361   $ 3,077  
Operating income $ 280 $ 265 $ 764 $ 761
Merger and integration costs 14 4 70 9
Severance costs - - 12 12
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   53     40     156     120  
Adjusted operating income $ 347   $ 309   $ 1,002   $ 902  
Operating margin 23.3 % 24.0 % 21.5 % 23.1 %
Adjusted operating margin 30.5 % 29.9 % 29.8 % 29.3 %
 
Payments and Industry Products (“Payments”)
Revenue $ 631 $ 606 $ 1,874 $ 1,810
Output Solutions postage reimbursements   (69 )   (69 )   (207 )   (214 )
Adjusted revenue $ 562   $ 537   $ 1,667   $ 1,596  
Operating income $ 173   $ 166   $ 518   $ 481  
Operating margin 27.4 % 27.4 % 27.6 % 26.6 %
Adjusted operating margin 30.8 % 30.9 % 31.1 % 30.1 %
 
Financial Institution Services (“Financial”)
Revenue $ 580 $ 513 $ 1,713 $ 1,516
Open Solutions deferred revenue adjustment   5     -     17     -  
Adjusted revenue $ 585   $ 513   $ 1,730   $ 1,516  
Operating income $ 194 $ 165 $ 541 $ 479
Merger and integration costs   3     -     12     -  
Adjusted operating income $ 197   $ 165   $ 553   $ 479  
Operating margin 33.3 % 32.1 % 31.6 % 31.6 %
Adjusted operating margin 33.7 % 32.1 % 32.0 % 31.6 %
 
Corporate and Other
Revenue $ (10 ) $ (12 ) $ (36 ) $ (35 )
Operating loss $ (87 ) $ (66 ) $ (295 ) $ (199 )
Merger and integration costs 11 4 58 9
Severance costs - - 12 12
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets   53     40     156     120  
Adjusted operating loss $ (23 ) $ (22 ) $ (69 ) $ (58 )
See page 3 for disclosures related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Operating margin percentages are calculated using actual, unrounded amounts.
 
 
Fiserv, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In millions, unaudited)
               
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 427 $ 432
Adjustment for discontinued operations 3 2

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and other amortization 145 142
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets 156 120
Share-based compensation 37 35
Deferred income taxes (11 ) (11 )
Non-cash impairment charge 30 -
Dividend from unconsolidated affiliate 6 -
Settlement of interest rate hedge contracts - (88 )
Other non-cash items (16 ) (20 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:
Trade accounts receivable (7 ) 24
Prepaid expenses and other assets (51 ) (47 )
Accounts payable and other liabilities (12 ) (16 )
Deferred revenue   (26 )   (31 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   681     542  
 
Cash flows from investing activities

Capital expenditures, including capitalization of software costs

(171 ) (145 )
Payments for acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (30 ) -
Dividend from unconsolidated affiliate 116 -
Net proceeds from sale of investments 2 27
Other investing activities   (1 )   (3 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (84 )   (121 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from long-term debt 1,319 994
Repayments of long-term debt (1,574 ) (946 )
Issuance of treasury stock 37 80
Purchases of treasury stock (455 ) (580 )
Other financing activities   12     1  
Net cash used in financing activities   (661 )   (451 )
 
Change in cash and cash equivalents (64 ) (30 )
Net cash flows from discontinued operations 27 -
Beginning balance   358     337  
Ending balance $ 321   $ 307  
 
 
Fiserv, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In millions, unaudited)
           
September 30, December 31,
2013 2012
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 321 $ 358
Trade accounts receivable – net 710 661
Deferred income taxes 54 42
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 442 349
Assets of discontinued operations   -   33
Total current assets 1,527 1,443
 
Property and equipment – net 259 248
Intangible assets – net 2,180 1,744
Goodwill 5,217 4,705
Other long-term assets   273   357
Total assets $ 9,456 $ 8,497
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 826 $ 721
Current maturities of long-term debt 2 2
Deferred revenue 400 379
Liabilities of discontinued operations   -   3
Total current liabilities 1,228 1,105
 
Long-term debt 3,929 3,228
Deferred income taxes 683 638
Other long-term liabilities   156   109
Total liabilities 5,996 5,080
Shareholders' equity   3,460   3,417
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 9,456 $ 8,497
 
 
Fiserv, Inc.
Selected Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In millions, unaudited)

             
Adjusted Internal Revenue Growth (1) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2013 September 30, 2013
Payments Segment 5% 4%
Financial Segment 1% 0%
Total Company 3% 2%
1   Adjusted internal revenue growth is measured as the increase in adjusted revenue (see page 7), excluding the impact of acquisitions and dispositions (“acquired revenue”), for the current period divided by adjusted revenue from the prior year period. Acquired revenue was $69 million and $214 million for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2013, respectively, which was all in the Financial segment.
 
Free Cash Flow 2    

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2013         2012
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 681 $ 542
Capital expenditures (171 ) (145 )
Settlement of interest rate hedge contracts - 88
Other adjustments 3   88     11  
Free cash flow $ 598   $ 496  

2

  Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures and excludes the net change in settlement assets and obligations; tax-effected severance, merger and integration payments; certain transaction expenses attributed to the Open Solutions acquisition; and other items which management believes may not be indicative of the future free cash flow of the company.

3

The increase in “Other adjustments” in 2013 over the prior year period is primarily due to $52 million of transaction expenses, transaction-related assumed liabilities, and merger and integration costs attributable to the acquisition of Open Solutions.

See page 3 for disclosures related to the use of non-GAAP financial measures.

FISV-E

Media Relations:
Wade Coleman
Director, Public Relations
Fiserv, Inc.
678-375-1210
wade.coleman@fiserv.com
or
Investor Relations:
Stephanie Gregor
Vice President, Investor Relations
Fiserv, Inc.
262-879-5969
stephanie.gregor@fiserv.com

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