EVERTEC Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

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EVERTEC Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

Adjusted Net Income Increased 37% to $27.5 Million

Successfully Completed Initial Public Offering and Debt Refinancing in April


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EVERTEC, Inc. (NYS: EVTC) ("EVERTEC" or the "Company") today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

"We are pleased to report another quarter of strong financial results and to begin a new chapter as a publicly traded company. Our successful initial public offering and our continued strong financial results are a testament to the value of our best-in-class technology platform, diversified business model and leading franchise. These qualities have allowed us to provide our customers with differentiated, value-add services, become the leading payments processor and related technology provider in the Latin American region and to continue to penetrate new markets and geographies," said Peter Harrington, EVERTEC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain excited by the breadth of opportunities available to us to continue to build long-term shareholder value including our continuing ability to capitalize on the powerful secular trends in the high-growth Latin American payments market."

First Quarter 2013 Results

Revenues. Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $87.3 million, representing an increase of 6% as compared to $82.5 million in the prior year.

Merchant Acquiring revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $17.5 million, representing a decrease of 1% as compared to $17.7 million in the prior year. The revenue growth comparison in this quarter is impacted by certain effects related to the Durbin Amendment which went into effect in the fourth quarter of 2011. Normalizing for the effects related to the Durbin Amendment, revenues in this segment grew at 8% vs. the prior year.

Payment Processing revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $24.1 million, representing an increase of 5% as compared to $22.9 million in the prior year. Revenue growth was primarily driven by an increase in transactions processed and accounts on file.

Business Solutions revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $45.8 million, representing an increase of 9% as compared to $41.9 million in the prior year. Revenue growth was primarily driven by an increase in demand for our network and core banking products and services.

Adjusted EBITDA. For the quarter ended March 31, 2013 Adjusted EBITDA was $41.8 million, representing an increase of 8% as compared to $38.5 million in the prior year. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily driven by the aforementioned growth in revenues and significant operating leverage in our business. Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues) improved by approximately 110 basis points to 47.8% from 46.7% in the prior year.

Adjusted Net Income. For the quarter ended March 31, 2013 Adjusted Net Income was $27.5 million ($0.36 per diluted share), representing an increase of 37% as compared to $20.1 million ($0.26 per diluted share) in the prior year. The increase in Adjusted Net Income was primarily driven by the same factors impacting Adjusted EBITDA and lower pro forma cash interest expense as a result of the refinancing described in greater detail below.

Recent Developments

Initial Public Offering. On April 17, 2013, EVERTEC successfully completed its initial public offering ("IPO") of 28.8 million shares of common stock at $20.00 per share. The offering included 6.3 million primary shares sold by EVERTEC and 22.5 million secondary shares sold by certain stockholders of the Company. Net proceeds to the Company of approximately $117.4 million from the offering were used to redeem $91.0 million aggregate principal amount of the 11% senior notes due 2018 issued by two of EVERTEC's subsidiaries and pay transaction related fees and expenses.

Debt Refinancing. Concurrent with its IPO, EVERTEC's subsidiary entered into $800.0 million of new senior secured credit facilities comprised of a $100 million revolving credit facility (undrawn at close), $300 million term loan A, and $400 million term loan B. Net proceeds from the loans were used to refinance all of the Company's outstanding indebtedness under its existing senior secured credit facilities and to redeem the portion of the 11% senior notes due 2018 that remained outstanding after the application of net primary IPO proceeds, as described above. Pro forma for the refinancing, EVERTEC will reduce its annual interest expense by approximately 55% or $29.6 million per annum.

Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast

The Company will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2013 financial results today at 5:00 PM EDT. Hosting the call will be Peter Harrington, President and Chief Executive Officer and Juan José Román, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 503-8169, or for international callers (719) 325-2393. A replay will be available at 8:00 PM EDT and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the pin number is 1905328. The replay will be available until Monday, May 13, 2013. The call will be webcast live from the Company's website at www.evertecinc.com under the Corporate Investor Relations section or directly at http://ir.evertecinc.com.

About EVERTEC, Inc.

EVERTEC is the leading full-service transaction processing business in Latin America and the Caribbean. Based in Puerto Rico, EVERTEC provides a broad range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process management services across 19 countries in the region. EVERTEC processes over 1.8 billion transactions annually, and manages the electronic payment network for over 4,100 automated teller machines ("ATM") and over 104,000 point-of-sale payment terminals. EVERTEC is the largest merchant acquirer in the Caribbean and Central America and the sixth largest in Latin America. EVERTEC owns and operates the ATH network, one of the leading ATM and personal identification number debit networks in Latin America. In addition, EVERTEC provides a comprehensive suite of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. EVERTEC serves a broad and diversified customer base of leading financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with 'mission critical' technology solutions and believes its business is well positioned to continue to expand across the fast growing Latin American region. For more information, visit http://www.evertecinc.com.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release presents EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per share information. These are supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). They are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to total revenues, net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as alternatives to cash flows from operating activities, as indicators of cash flows or as measures of our liquidity. We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. In addition, our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is consistent with the equivalent measurements that are contained in the Credit Agreement in testing EVERTEC Group's compliance with covenants therein such as the senior secured leverage ratio. We use Adjusted Net Income to measure our overall profitability because it better reflects our cash flow generation by capturing the actual cash taxes paid rather than our tax expense as calculated under GAAP and excludes the impact of the non-cash amortization and depreciation that was created as a result of the Merger. For more information regarding EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per share, including a quantitative reconciliation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to the most directly comparable GAAP financial performance measure, which is net income, see Schedule 4: Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results in this earnings release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of, and subject to the protection of, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of EVERTEC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," and "plans" and similar expressions of future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may," and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Any statements that refer to expectations or other characterizations of future events, circumstances or results are forward-looking statements.

Various factors that could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those estimated by management include, but are not limited to: our reliance on our relationship with Popular for a significant portion of our revenues; our ability to renew our client contracts on terms favorable to us; our dependence on our processing systems, technology infrastructure, security systems and fraudulent-payment-detection systems; our ability to develop, install and adopt new technology; a decreased client base due to consolidations in the banking and financial-services industry; the credit risk of our merchant clients, for which we may also be liable; the continuing market position of the ATH® network; our dependence on credit card associations; changes in the regulatory environment and changes in international, legal, political, administrative or economic conditions; the geographical concentration of our business in Puerto Rico; operating an international business in multiple regions with potential political and economic instability; our ability to execute our expansion and acquisition strategies; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; our ability to recruit and retain qualified personnel; our ability to comply with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; evolving industry standards; our high level of indebtedness and restrictions contained in our debt agreements; and our ability to generate sufficient cash to service our indebtedness and to generate future profits.

Consideration should be given to the areas of risk described above, as well as those risks set forth under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the reports the Company files with the SEC from time to time, in connection with considering any forward-looking statements that may be made by us and our businesses generally. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless we are required to do so by law.

EVERTEC, Inc.

Schedule 1: Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income

 
Quarters ended March 31,
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)2013 2012
Revenues
Merchant acquiring, net$17,459$17,661
Payment processing24,11222,899
Business solutions 45,768  41,928 
Total revenues 87,339  82,488 
 
Operating costs and expenses
 
Cost of revenues, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below40,50237,741
Selling, general and administrative expenses8,8638,987
Depreciation and amortization 17,575  17,922 
Total operating costs and expenses 66,940  64,650 
 
Income from operations 20,399  17,838 
 
Non-operating (expenses) income
Interest income44122
Interest expense(15,264)(11,176)
Earnings of equity method investment27766
Other income (expenses) 67  (2,260)
Total non-operating expenses (14,876) (13,248)
Income before income taxes5,5234,590
Income tax expense 51  1,056 
Net income5,4723,534
Other comprehensive income, net of income tax expense of $0 and $6
Foreign currency translation adjustments 2,354  1,106 
Total comprehensive income$7,826 $4,640 
 
 
Net income per common share: (1)
Basic$0.08$0.05
Diluted$0.07$0.05
 
Shares used in computing net income per common share: (1)
Basic72,736,10772,646,074
Diluted76,879,26376,317,066
 

(1) Share count was adjusted for the 2:1 stock split that occurred on April 1, 2013. Share count does not include the 6.3 million primary shares that were issued in connection with our initial public offering.

 

EVERTEC, Inc.

Schedule 2: Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

  
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)March 31, 2013December 31, 2012
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash$34,128$25,634
Restricted cash4,8274,939
Accounts receivable, net74,74778,621
Deferred tax asset2,8571,434
Prepaid expenses and other assets 20,822 19,345 
Total current assets137,381129,973
Investment in equity investee11,38911,080
Property and equipment, net35,08836,737
Goodwill373,718372,307
Other intangible assets, net392,269403,170
Other long-term assets 24,034 24,478 
Total assets$973,879$977,745 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current Liabilities:
Accrued liabilities$43,672$34,609
Accounts payable22,81724,482
Unearned income1,9431,166
Income tax payable1,7622,959
Current portion of long-term debt-6,052
Short-term borrowings8,66326,995
Deferred tax liability, net 1,034 632 
Total current liabilities79,89196,895
Long-term debt734,718730,709
Long-term deferred tax liability, net25,61824,614
Other long-term liabilities 3,040 3,072 
Total liabilities 843,267 855,290 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, par value $0.01; 2,000,000 shares authorized; none issued--

Common stock, par value $0.01; 206,000,000 shares authorized; 72,846,144 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012

728728
Additional paid-in capital52,48652,155
Accumulated earnings75,88670,414
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 1,512 (842)
Total stockholders' equity 130,612 122,455 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$973,879$977,745 
 

EVERTEC, Inc.

Schedule 3: Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 
Quarters ended March 31,
2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income$5,472$3,534
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization17,57517,922
Amortization of debt issue costs and premium and accretion of discount1,4661,170
Provision for doubtful accounts and sundry losses660397
Deferred tax benefit(234)(962)
Share-based compensation331260
Unrealized (gain) loss of indemnification assets(16)175
Amortization of a contract liability-(703)
Loss on disposition of property and equipment1120
Earnings of equity method investment(277)(66)
(Increase) decrease in assets:
Accounts receivable, net4,1963,930
Prepaid expenses and other assets(1,449)1,934
Other long-term assets(838)-
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities7,3544,477
Income tax payable(1,197)(1,380)
Unearned income 777  15 
Total adjustments 28,359  27,189 
Net cash provided by operating activities 33,831  30,723 
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Net decrease (increase) in restricted cash112(220)
Intangible assets acquired(2,197)(1,139)
Property and equipment acquired(2,257)(2,532)
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 8  8 
Net cash used in investing activities (4,334) (3,883)
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Short-term borrowings(18,332)-
Issuance of common stock-250
Repayment of long-term debt (2,671) - 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (21,003) 250 
 
 
Net increase in cash8,49427,090
Cash at beginning of the period 25,634  56,200 
Cash at end of the period$34,128 $83,290 
 

EVERTEC, Inc.

Schedule 4: Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results

  
Quarters ended March 31,
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share dat
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