Heartland Payment Systems Reports Record Quarterly Earnings

Heartland Payment Systems Reports Record Quarterly Earnings

Second Quarter Adjusted Earnings Per Share Increase 22%


PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYS: HPY) , one of the nation's largestpayment processors and leading provider of merchant business solutions, today announced Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share of $23.1 million and $0.62, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, compared to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share of $20.5 million and $0.51, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. GAAP net income from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 was $19.7 million, or $0.53 per share compared to $18.0 million, or $0.43 for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are non-GAAP measures that are detailed later in this press release in the section "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Highlights for the second quarter of 2013 include:

  • Record Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) quarterly transaction processing volume of $19.3 billion, up 4.2% from the second quarter of 2012
  • Record Quarterly Net Revenue of $149.7 million, up 13.5% from the second quarter of 2012
  • Operating Margin on Net Revenue of 22.3%, compared to 22.0% for the same quarter in 2012; the operating margin for the first six months of this year also increased from the first six months of last year
  • Same store sales rose 1.9% and volume attrition was 12.9% in the second quarter
  • New margin installed of $17.6 million, up 16% from the second quarter of 2012 and the best quarterly new margin installed performance in over three years
  • Share-based compensation reduced earnings by $3.3 million pre-tax, or approximately $0.05 per share, compared to $4.0 million pre-tax, or $0.06 per share in the second quarter of 2012
  • Acquisition-related amortization was $2.3 million pre-tax, or $0.04 per share, in the second quarter, up from $1.1 million pre-tax, or $0.02 per share in the first quarter of 2012

Robert Carr, Chairman and CEO, commented, "Record earnings in the second quarter clearly demonstrate that our strategy to productively grow our sales organization, selectively enhance our core transaction processing capability, and add complementary non-card products to our portfolio is generating double-digit growth in net revenue and operating income. New business continues to gain momentum, as new margin installed grew 16% in the quarter, with new card margin installed growing faster than overall new margin installed. Pricing on new card merchants installed remains attractive, with June being the best month of new card margin installed in nearly five years. Productivity in our sales organization also improved to record levels, and for the second consecutive quarter, we grew the sales organization, achieving net growth of 42 relationship managers. We also achieved improved margins while investing in a variety of growth initiatives. The investments we continue to make across the organization are not only strengthening our performance today, but are positioning us for continued growth over the long term."

SME card processing volume for the three months ended June 30, 2013 increased 4.2% from the year-ago quarter to a record $19.3 billion, as new margin installed growth accelerated sequentially from the first quarter and same store sales and volume attrition remained within expectations. Net revenue in the quarter increased 13.5% over the prior year, with steady card processing revenue growth complemented by a 107% increase in payroll revenues, a 71% increase in Heartland School Solutions transaction processing revenue, strong revenue contribution by ECSI to our Campus Solutions business, and a 25% increase in total equipment-related revenue. Operating income in the quarter was up 15% from the year-ago quarter to a record $33.3 million, or 22.3% of net revenue. The operating margin remains ahead of last year despite a significant increase in investment spending on new growth initiatives and a substantial increase in acquisition-related amortization expense. General and administrative expenses were up 39% in the quarter, primarily due to increased costs associated with the December 2012 acquisitions. In the aggregate, share-based compensation and acquisition related amortization expense reduced earnings by $0.09 per share in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.08 per share in the second quarter of 2012.

Mr. Carr continued, "Heartland is ideally positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities being created by the rapidly evolving payments market. To assure we can set the agenda for new payments technology and systems, we are developing new products, creating mutually beneficial partnerships, and making strategic investments. As a key differentiator, we are also strengthening our already dominant sales organization by adding new relationship managers, implementing new tools, such as our Atlas CRM application, and creating product specialists to both accelerate growth and increase sales productivity. Our non-card businesses are growing at even faster rates than our core card processing, while simultaneously increasing the number of multiple product merchants, which enhances the value of the overall Heartland relationship. With both the financial resources and management talent to undertake these broad growth initiatives, we are excited about our opportunity to create value for our shareholders by achieving our vision of shaping the future of electronic payments."

SIX MONTH RESULTS:

Adjusted net income from continuing operations and related earnings per share for the first half of fiscal 2013 were $42.5 million or $1.12 per share, respectively, compared to $36.5 million, or $0.90 per share, respectively, in the first half of fiscal 2012. Net revenue for the first half of 2013 was $297 million, up 15.1% compared to the first half of 2012. For the first six months of 2013, GAAP net income from continuing operations was $35.3 million or $0.93 per share, compared to $30.9 million, or $0.76 per share for the first half of 2012. Year-to-date 2013, share-based compensation and acquisition-related amortization expense have reduced net income by $7.2 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to $5.6 million, or $0.14 per share in the first half of 2012.

FULL YEAR 2013 GUIDANCE:

For full year 2013, we continue to expect Net Revenue to be between approximately $600 million and $610 million. Adjusted Earnings are expected to be between $2.29 and $2.33 per share, which is net of $0.37 per share of combined acquisition-related amortization and share-based compensation expense.

BOARD DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND; SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM UPDATE

The Company also announced that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per common share payable September 13, 2013 to shareholders of record on August 23, 2013. In the second quarter, the Company utilized almost $19 million in cash to repurchase approximately 601,000 shares at an average cost of $31.56 per share. At the end of the quarter, approximately $70.6 million remained outstanding on the Company's existing repurchase Authorization.

CONFERENCE CALL:

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. will host a conference call on July 31, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial results and business highlights. Heartland Payment Systems invites all interested parties to listen to its conference call, broadcast through a webcast on the Company's website. To access the call, please visit the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at: www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com. The conference call may be accessed by calling (888) 510-1765. Please provide the operator with PIN number 8632092. The webcast will be archived on the Company's website within two hours of the live call.

About Heartland Payment Systems

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYS: HPY) , the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

 

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2013 20122013 2012
Total revenues$546,624$515,218$1,047,863$982,794
Costs of services:
Interchange345,233330,742652,305628,690
Dues, assessments and fees51,64952,50598,98196,373
Processing and servicing58,37655,938117,773111,566
Customer acquisition costs9,98311,26320,71622,699
Depreciation and amortization 4,522 4,472 8,612 8,824
Total costs of services469,763454,920898,387868,152
General and administrative 43,531 31,309 89,371 62,858
Total expenses 513,294 486,229 987,758 931,010
Income from operations 33,330 28,989 60,105 51,784
Other income (expense):
Interest income323466138
Interest expense(1,269)(756)(2,503)(1,606)
Provision for processing system intrusion costs(33)(81)(239)(238)
Other, net (37) (4) 79 (4)
Total other expense (1,307) (807) (2,597) (1,710)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes32,02328,18257,50850,074
Provision for income taxes 12,342 10,782 22,182 19,148
Net income from continuing operations19,68117,40035,32630,926

Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax of $—, $193, $2,135 and $326

  562 3,970 888
Net income19,68117,96239,29631,814
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  161 56 259
Net income attributable to Heartland$19,681$17,801$39,240$31,555
Amounts Attributable to Heartland:
 
Net income from continuing operations$19,681

 

$

17,400

 

$

35,326

 

$

30,926

Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax and non-controlling interests

  401 3,914 629
Net income attributable to Heartland$19,681$17,801$39,240$31,555
Basic earnings per share:
 
Income from continuing operations$0.54

 

$

0.45

 

$

0.96

 

$

0.80
Income from discontinued operations  0.01 0.11 0.01
Basic earnings per share$0.54$0.46$1.07$0.81
Diluted earnings per share:
 
Income from continuing operations$0.53

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.93

 

$

0.76
Income from discontinued operations  0.01 0.10 0.02
Diluted earnings per share$0.53$0.44$1.03$0.78
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
 
Basic36,15338,84436,69838,840
Diluted37,43940,44838,10840,504
 
 

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(In thousands)

(unaudited)

 
 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30,June 30
2013 20122013 2012
Net income$19,681

 

$

17,962

 

$

39,296

 

$

31,814
Other comprehensive income (loss):

Unrealized gains on investments, net of income tax of $—, $2, $4 and $10

14415

Unrealized gains (losses) on derivative financial instruments, net of tax of $53, ($1), $96 and ($8)

83

 

(3)163(9)
Foreign currency translation adjustment  (267) (54) (36)
Comprehensive income19,76517,69639,40931,784
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests  81 40 248
Comprehensive income attributable to Heartland$19,765$17,615$39,369$31,536
 
  

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

 
June 30,December 31,
Assets20132012
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$48,750$48,440
Funds held for customers110,316131,405
Receivables, net237,379180,448
Investments1,2601,199
Inventory9,9079,694
Prepaid expenses12,66910,421
Current tax assets9,563
Current deferred tax assets, net11,50910,475
Assets held for sale  17,044
Total current assets441,353409,126
Capitalized customer acquisition costs, net56,14856,425
Property and equipment, net133,746125,031
Goodwill170,553168,062
Intangible assets, net46,65653,594
Deposits and other assets, net Read Full Story

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