Fiserv Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Fiserv Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Adjusted internal revenue growth of 4 percent;
Adjusted EPS increases 9 percent to $1.27;
Full year 2012 guidance affirmed

BROOKFIELD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fiserv, Inc. (NAS: FISV) , a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2012.

GAAP revenue in the third quarter was $1.12 billion compared with $1.06 billion in the third quarter of 2011. Adjusted revenue was $1.05 billion in the third quarter compared with $1.00 billion in 2011, an increase of 5 percent. For the first nine months of 2012, GAAP revenue was $3.33 billion compared with $3.18 billion in 2011, and adjusted revenue was $3.11 billion compared with $2.99 billion in 2011, an increase of 4 percent.

GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter was $1.03 compared with $0.89 in 2011, which included a loss from early debt extinguishment of $0.11 per share. GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2012 was $3.16 compared with $2.33 in 2011, which included a loss from early debt extinguishment of $0.37 per share.

Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 9 percent in the third quarter to $1.27 compared with $1.16 in 2011. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2012 was up 13 percent to $3.75 compared with $3.31 in 2011.

"Internal revenue growth accelerated in the quarter as anticipated, and is in-line with our expectations for the full year," said Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiserv. "Our strong sales momentum is clear evidence that the market continues to value our leading solutions."

Third Quarter 2012

  • Adjusted revenue grew 5 percent in the quarter to $1.05 billion and increased 4 percent in the first nine months of 2012 to $3.11 billion, compared to the respective prior year periods.
  • Adjusted internal revenue growth was 4 percent in the quarter, consisting of 2 percent growth in the Payments segment and 5 percent growth in the Financial segment. Adjusted internal revenue growth for the first nine months of 2012 was 3 percent, including 2 percent growth in the Payments segment and 3 percent growth in the Financial segment.
  • Adjusted operating margin was 29.8 percent in the quarter, an increase of 80 basis points compared to the prior year's quarter, and was up 40 basis points to 29.3 percent for the first nine months of 2012 compared to the prior year.
  • Adjusted earnings per share in the quarter increased 9 percent to $1.27 and increased 13 percent in the first nine months of 2012 to $3.75, compared to the respective prior year periods.
  • Free cash flow was up 18 percent in the quarter and was $501 million for the first nine months of 2012 compared with $507 million in the prior year period.
  • The company repurchased 2.7 million shares of common stock in the third quarter for $189 million and, through the end of the third quarter, has repurchased 8.5 million shares for $577 million. As of September 30, 2012, the company had approximately 6 million shares remaining under its existing share repurchase authorization.
  • The company signed 141 Mobiliti clients in the quarter and has added nearly 1,300 mobile banking clients to date.
  • The company signed 113 Popmoney® clients in the quarter and the network now includes more than 1,700 financial institutions.
  • The company signed 104 electronic bill payment clients and 32 debit clients in the quarter.
  • The company entered into an amended and restated five-year, $2 billion revolving credit agreement and also completed the sale of $700 million of 3.5% Senior Notes due in 2022. The company used the net proceeds from the offering to repay the majority of its term loan facility which matures in November 2012.
  • Fiserv generated a number of new and expanded client relationships in the quarter including:
    • AnchorBank, headquartered in Madison, Wis. with $2.8 billion in assets, extended its relationship with Fiserv to continue using the Cleartouch® account processing platform and Prologue for financial performance management. The bank also utilizes Consumer and Commercial Debit Processing Services and EasyLender® Mortgage from Fiserv.
    • AT&T Inc., the largest communications holding company in the world by revenue, extended its existing relationship with Fiserv. The parties entered into a multi-year, sole provider agreement for CheckFreePay® from Fiserv to enable walk-in bill payment services for AT&T Wireline customers in more than 20 states, and to continue to enable the service for AT&T Long Distance, Mobility and U-verse® customers in 48 states.
    • BB&T Corporation, one of the largest financial holding companies in the U.S. with $182 billion in assets and headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., selected Popmoney from Fiserv. BB&T also renewed its bill payment relationship and continues to utilize PEP+®, Mobile Source Capture, Branch Source Capture, Merchant Source Capture and a variety of other Fiserv solutions for remittance, lending and financial controls.
    • Bank of the West, a $62.7 billion financial institution headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., agreed to implement Mobiliti from Fiserv, including tablet banking application functionality. The bank also uses Corillian Online®, CheckFree® RXP®, Popmoney, Popmoney Small Business and TransferNow® from Fiserv.
    • Bremer Financial Corporation, an $8.1 billion regional financial services firm headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and a long-term client of Fiserv, selected Mobilitifor triple-play mobile banking. Mobiliti will be integrated with the bank's existing Fiserv digital channel and payment solutions, Corillian Online for online banking and CheckFreeRXP for bill payment.
    • Caja Morelia Valladolid, a financial institution based in Michoacán, Mexico with assets of $235 million, 70 branches and more than 335,000 members, selected the Signature® account processing platform from Fiserv. The organization will also implement Teller® for transaction management, Aperio Online Account Opening, AML Manager for financial crime risk management and Frontier™ for financial controls.
    • First Federal Savings Bank, of Rochester, Ind., with $357 million in assets, selected an integrated banking solution centered on the Cleartouchaccount processing platform. The bank will also implement Mobiliti, CheckFreeRXP, Teller Source Capture, Mobile Source Capture and the Fiserv Clearing Network for item processing, and AML Manager and Fraud Risk Manager. A full suite of card services will also be integrated into the solution, including the ACCEL/Exchange® PIN-debit network, Debit Processing, ATM Solutions and Risk OfficeSM.
    • Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to over 1,250 college and university campuses across the U.S., renewed its agreement to use the Signature account processing platform. Higher One will continue to utilize several other Fiserv solutions, including Frontier for financial controls, Consumer Source Capture, Mobile Source Capture, and ACCEL/Exchange Member Advantage and ATM Solutions for card services.

Outlook for 2012

Fiserv continues to expect 2012 adjusted revenue growth to be in a range of 4 to 6 percent, adjusted internal revenue growth to be ina range of 3.0 to 4.5 percent, and adjusted earnings per share to be in a range of $5.08 to $5.20, which represents growth of 11 to 14 percent over $4.58 in 2011.

"We expect to achieve our full-year objectives and further extend our high-quality recurring revenue going into 2013," said Yabuki.

Earnings Conference Call

The company will discuss its third quarter 2012 results on a conference call and webcast at 4 p.m. CT on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. To register for the event, go to 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. (NAS: 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

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We supplement our reporting of revenue, operating income, income from continuing operations and earnings per share information determined in accordance with GAAP by using "adjusted revenue," "adjusted internal revenue growth," "adjusted operating income," "adjusted income from continuing operations," "adjusted earnings per share," "adjusted operating margin," and "free cash flow" in this earnings release. 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 and earnings per share to calculate these non-GAAP measures.

Examples of non-cash or other items may include, but are not limited to, non-cash intangible asset amortization expense associated with acquisitions, severance costs, merger costs, certain integration expenses related to acquisitions, certain costs associated with the achievement of the company's operational effectiveness objectives 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 11. 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 all acquired revenue and postage reimbursements in our Output Solutions business. 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 and earnings per share 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.

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 earnings per share, adjusted revenue growth and adjusted internal revenue 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 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, 2011 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 EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
Processing and services$933$882$2,759$2,628
Product 185  181  567  548 
Total revenue 1,118  1,063  3,326  3,176 
Cost of processing and services4944901,4761,443
Cost of product150141464436
Selling, general and administrative 207  189  619  582 
Total expenses 851  820  2,559  2,461 
Operating income267243767715
Interest expense - net(48)(45)(129)(138)
Loss on early debt extinguishment -  (24) -  (85)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
and income from investment in unconsolidated affiliate219174638492
Income tax provision(80)(55)(209)(168)
Income from investment in unconsolidated affiliate 3  8  9  14 
Income from continuing operations142127438338
Loss from discontinued operations (3) -  (6) (9)
Net income$139 $127 $432 $329 
GAAP earnings (loss) per share - diluted:
Continuing operations$1.03$0.89$3.16$2.33
Discontinued operations (0.01) -  (0.04) (0.07)
Total$1.02 $0.89 $3.12 $2.27 
Diluted shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share136.6142.6138.3144.8
Fiserv, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted Income and
Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations
(In millions, except per share amounts, unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
GAAP income from continuing operations$142$127$438$338
Merger and integration costs49915
Severance costs--1218
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets4138122115
Debt extinguishment and refinancing costs 1424485
Tax impact of adjustments 2(18)(26)(53)(85)
Tax benefit 3-(3)(14)(3)
Gain on sale of business by unconsolidated affiliate -  (3) -  (3)
Adjusted income from continuing operations$173 $166 $518 $480 
GAAP earnings per share - continuing operations$1.03$0.89$3.16$2.33
Adjustments - net of income taxes:
Merger and integration costs0.
Severance costs--0.060.08
Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets0.190.170.560.51
Debt extinguishment and refinancing costs
Tax benefit 3-(0.02)(0.10)(0.02)
Gain on sale of business by unconsolidated affiliate -  (0.02) -  (0.02)
Adjusted earnings per share$1.27 $1.16 $3.75 $3.31 

1 The 2012 adjustment 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. The 2011 adjustment represents costs associated with the early retirement of debt.

2 The tax impact for all periods presented is calculated using a tax rate of approximately 36 percent, which approximates the company's annual effective tax rate exclusive of any tax benefit adjustments.

3 The tax benefit in 2012 represents certain discrete income tax benefits related to prior years recognized for GAAP purposes in the second quarter of 2012 that have been excluded from adjusted earnings per share. The tax benefit in 2011 relates to the resolution of a purchase accounting income tax reserve.

See page 4 for disclosures related to the use of non-GAAP financial information. Earnings per share is calculated using actual, unrounded amounts.

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