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Vantiv Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Results
Fourth Quarter Net Revenue Increased 14% to $309 Million and Pro Forma Adjusted Net Income per Share Increased 18% to $0.45
Full-Year 2013 Net Revenue Increased 15% to $1,173 Million and Pro Forma Adjusted Net Income per Share Increased 28% to $1.56
Board Authorizes New $300 Million Share Repurchase Program
CINCINNATI, Feb. 13, 2014 - Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) ("Vantiv" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2013. Revenue increased 13% to $558.4 million in the fourth quarter as compared to $494.1 million in the prior year period. Net revenue increased 14% to $308.6 million in the fourth quarter as compared to $271.2 million in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Vantiv, Inc. was $42.8 million or $0.26 per diluted share during the fourth quarter, compared with $28.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share in the prior year period. Pro forma adjusted net income increased 11% in the fourth quarter to $90.4 million as compared to $81.6 million in the prior year period. Pro forma adjusted net income per share increased 18% to $0.45 for the fourth quarter as compared to $0.38 in the prior year period. (See Schedule 2 for pro forma adjusted net income and Schedule 6 for GAAP net income reconciliation to pro forma adjusted net income.)
For the full-year, revenue increased 13% to $2,108.1 million as compared to $1,863.2 million in the prior year. Net revenue increased 15% to $1,172.6 million in 2013 as compared to $1,022.6 million in the prior year. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Vantiv, Inc. in 2013 was $133.6 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared with $57.6 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the prior year. Pro forma adjusted net income increased 23% in 2013 to $320.5 million as compared to $260.0 million in the prior year. Pro forma adjusted net income per share increased 28% to $1.56 for the full-year 2013 as compared to $1.22 in the prior year period. (See Schedule 2 for pro forma adjusted net income and Schedule 7 for GAAP net income reconciliation to pro forma adjusted net income.)
Transaction growth was 8% and 10% for the fourth quarter and full-year, respectively; primarily due to strong transaction growth in the Merchant Services segment of 9% and 12% during the same periods. The Financial Institutions Services segment also experienced strong transaction growth with a 5% increase for both the fourth quarter and full-year.
Vantiv's scale and superior cost structure continue to drive high levels of profitability as reflected by the Company's fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA margin of 50.9%. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $157.0 million in the fourth quarter from $144.0 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $583.1 million in the full-year 2013 from $509.8 million in the prior year. (See Schedule 8 for a reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA.)
"Our double-digit growth in the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 demonstrates the strength of our business model," said Charles Drucker, president and chief executive officer at Vantiv. "Our single integrated processing platform, comprehensive suite of solutions, and diverse distribution channels are competitive advantages that have consistently enabled us to win market share. As we enter 2014, we will continue to win new business and invest for growth, including expansion into strategic channels and high-growth segments and verticals. We finished the year strong and look forward to continued success in 2014."
Financial Institution Services
Newly Authorized $300 Million Share Repurchase Program
"Strategic capital allocation is a priority," said chief financial officer Mark Heimbouch. "Since going public, we have strategically deployed over $1 billion of capital through strategic acquisitions, TRA terminations, and share repurchases. The Board's authorization of an additional $300 million share repurchase program reflects our confidence in Vantiv's future. These actions underscore our commitment to driving shareholder value."
First Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Financial Outlook
For the full-year, net revenue is expected to be $1,255 to $1,285 million, representing growth of 7 to 10 percent year-over-year. Pro forma adjusted net income per share is expected to be $1.77 to $1.83 for 2014, an increase of 14 to 17 percent. GAAP net income per share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. is expected to be $1.01 to $1.07 for the full-year.
Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast
About Vantiv, Inc.
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Non-GAAP and Pro Forma Financial Measures
The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you review and consider information presented herein, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. They depend upon future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties (many of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual future performance or results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Certain of these factors and other risk factors are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to: (i) the ability to keep pace with rapid developments and change in our industry and provide new services to our clients; (ii) competition within our industry; (iii) disclosure of unauthorized data and security breaches that expose us to liability, litigation and reputational damage; (iv) failures of our systems or systems of our third party providers; (v) our inability to expand our market share in existing markets or expand into new markets; (vi) our ability to identify acquisition, joint venture and partnership candidates and finance or integrate businesses, services or technologies that we acquire; (vii) failure to comply with applicable requirements of Visa, MasterCard or other payment networks; (viii) changes in payment network rules or standards; (ix) our ability to pass fee increases along to merchants; (x) termination of sponsorship or clearing services provided to us; (xi) increased attrition of our merchants or referral partners; (xii) inability to successfully renew or renegotiate agreements with our clients or referral partners; (xiii) reductions in overall consumer, business and government spending; (xiv) fraud by merchants or others; (xv) a decline in the use of credit, debit or prepaid cards; (xvi) consolidation in the banking and retail industries; and (xvii) the effects of governmental regulation, changes in laws and outcomes of future litigation or investigations. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of these assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and performance is included from time to time in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 to be filed with the SEC and its subsequent filings with the SEC.
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