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Vantiv Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
Extends Trend of Double Digit Organic Revenue Growth and Strong Financial Results

CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) ("Vantiv" or the "company") today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2016.

For the fourth quarter, total revenue increased 12% to $955 million as compared to $852 million in the prior year period. Net revenue increased 11% to $502 million as compared to $453 million in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. decreased 6% to $0.29 as compared to $0.31 in the prior year period. Pro forma adjusted net income per share increased 15% to $0.75 as compared to $0.65 in the prior year period. (See Schedule 1 for net income per diluted share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. and Schedule 2 for pro forma adjusted net income per share.)

For the full-year 2016, total revenue increased 13% to $3,579 million as compared to $3,160 million in the prior year. Net revenue increased 13% to $1,905 million as compared to $1,682 million in the prior year. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. increased 39% to $1.32 in 2016 as compared to $0.95 in the prior year. Pro forma adjusted net income per share increased 22% to $2.73 as compared to $2.24 in the prior year. (See Schedule 1 for net income per diluted share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. and Schedule 2 for pro forma adjusted net income per share.)

"I am delighted to continue our trend of consistently generating double-digit organic growth and successful financial results," said Charles Drucker, president and chief executive officer at Vantiv. "Our pattern of success shows that our strategy to expand into high growth channels and verticals is working, and it also highlights that our people consistently execute at the highest level."

Merchant Services
For the fourth quarter, Merchant Services net revenue increased 14% to $412 million as compared to $363 million in the prior year period, primarily due to a 13% increase in transactions and a 1% increase in net revenue per transaction. Strong transaction growth was primarily due to new client wins, including the ramp up of a large new client. The increase in net revenue per transaction was primarily due to our continued positive mix shift toward high growth channels. Sales and marketing expenses increased 13% to $142 million as compared to $125 million in the prior year period, primarily due to new sales growth. (See Schedule 3 for segment information.)

For the full-year 2016, Merchant Services net revenue increased 16% to $1,546 million as compared to $1,336 million in the prior year, primarily due to an 11% increase in transactions and a 5% increase in net revenue per transaction. Similar to the trends described above for the fourth quarter, strong transaction growth was primarily due to new client wins. The increase in net revenue per transaction was primarily due to our continued positive mix shift toward high growth channels. Sales and marketing expenses increased 17% to $558 million as compared to $479 million in the prior year, primarily due to new sales growth. (See Schedule 3 for segment information.)

Financial Institution Services
For the fourth quarter, Financial Institution Services net revenue of $90 million was flat as compared to the prior year period. Growth in the core business was offset by compression from the Fifth Third Bank contract renewal and lapping the contribution from EMV card reissuance and fraud related services in the prior year period. Sales and marketing expenses decreased 7% to $6.7 million as compared to $7.2 million in the prior year period. (See Schedule 3 for segment information.)

For the full-year 2016, Financial Institution Services net revenue increased 4% to $359 million as compared to $346 million in the prior year, primarily due to a 4% increase in net revenue per transaction. The increase in net revenue per transaction was primarily due to value added services, including the impact of EMV card reissuance and fraud related services. Sales and marketing expenses decreased 4% to $24 million from $25 million in the prior year. (See Schedule 3 for segment information.)

Operating Expenses
For the fourth quarter, Other operating costs increased 4% on a GAAP basis to $75 million as compared to $72 million in the prior year period. When excluding transition, acquisition and integration costs of $1.1 million, Other operating costs increased 9% on a pro forma basis to $74 million as compared to $68 million in the prior year period. (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

For the full-year 2016, Other operating costs increased 4% on a GAAP basis to $294 million as compared to $284 million in the prior year. When excluding transition, acquisition and integration costs of $8.9 million, Other operating costs increased 11% on a pro forma basis to $285 million as compared to $256 million in the prior year. (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

For the fourth quarter, General and administrative expenses increased 22% on a GAAP basis to $56 million as compared to $46 million in the prior year period. When excluding transition, acquisition and integration costs of $14.1 million as well as share-based compensation of $10.0 million, General and administrative expenses increased 4% on a pro forma basis to $32 million as compared to $31 million in the prior year period.  (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

For the full-year 2016, General and administrative expenses increased 4% on a GAAP basis to $190 million as compared to $182 million in the prior year. When excluding transition, acquisition and integration costs of $28.7 million as well as share-based compensation of $35.9 million, General and administrative expenses increased 7% on a pro forma basis to $125 million as compared to $117 million in the prior year. (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

Adjusted EBITDA
For the fourth quarter, adjusted EBITDA increased 12% to $248 million or 49.5% of net revenue as compared to $222 million or 49.1% of net revenue in the prior year period.  For the full-year 2016, adjusted EBITDA increased 13% to $912 million or 47.9% of net revenue as compared to $804 million or 47.8% of net revenue in the prior year. (See Schedule 6 for a reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA.)

Depreciation and Amortization
For the fourth quarter, Depreciation and amortization expense was flat on a GAAP basis as compared to the prior year period at $71 million. Excluding amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of $48 million, depreciation and amortization expense decreased 2% on a pro forma basis to $22 million as compared to $23 million in the prior year period. (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

For the full-year 2016, Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by 2% on a GAAP basis to $270 million as compared to $277 million in the prior year period. Excluding amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions of $191 million, depreciation and amortization expense decreased 7% on a pro forma basis to $79 million as compared to $86 million in the prior year. (See Schedule 1 for GAAP financial measures and Schedule 2 for non-GAAP and pro forma adjustments.)

Full-Year and First Quarter 2017 Financial Outlook
Based on the current level of transaction trends and new business activity, for the full-year 2017, net revenue is expected to be $2,080 to $2,120 million, representing an increase of 9% to 11% above 2016. GAAP net income per share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. is expected to be $1.61 to $1.68 for the full-year 2017. Pro forma adjusted net income per share is expected to be $3.14 to $3.21, representing an increase of 15% to 18% above 2016. (See Schedule 7 for a reconciliation of the outlook for GAAP net income per share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. to pro forma adjusted net income per share.)

For the first quarter of 2017, net revenue is expected to be $465 to $470 million, representing an increase of 8% to 9% above the prior year period. GAAP net income per share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. is expected to be $0.24 to $0.26 for the first quarter of 2017. Pro forma adjusted net income per share is expected to be $0.63 to $0.65, representing an increase of 13% to 16% above the prior year period. (See Schedule 7 for a reconciliation of the outlook for GAAP net income per share attributable to Vantiv, Inc. to pro forma adjusted net income per share.)

Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast
The company will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results today at 8:00 a.m. EST. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 877-627-6544, or for international callers 719-325-4826, and referencing conference code 1135169. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112, or for international callers 719-457-0820, and entering replay passcode 1135169. The replay will be available through Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The call will also be webcast live from the company's investor relations website at http://investors.vantiv.com. Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on the website.

About Vantiv
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the second largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, ecommerce, and merchant bank. Visit us at www.vantiv.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

Non-GAAP and Pro Forma Financial Measures
This earnings release presents non-GAAP and pro forma financial information including net revenue, adjusted EBITDA, pro forma adjusted net income, and pro forma adjusted net income per share. These are important financial performance measures for the company, but are not financial measures as defined by GAAP. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation of or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. The company uses these non-GAAP and pro forma financial performance measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. The company believes that they provide useful information about operating results, enhance the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making. Reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are presented in the attached schedules.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact or relating to present facts or current conditions included in this release are forward-looking statements including any statements regarding guidance and statements of a general economic or industry specific nature. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, guidance, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," "intend," "believe," "may," "should," "can have," "likely" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

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 risks are discussed in the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and include, but are not limited to: (i) our ability to adapt to developments and change in our industry; (ii) competition; (iii) unauthorized disclosure of data or security breaches; (iv) systems failures or interruptions; (v) our ability to expand our market share or enter new markets; (vi) our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships; (vii) failure to comply with applicable requirements of Visa, MasterCard or other payment networks or changes in those requirements; (viii) our ability to pass along fee increases; (ix) termination of sponsorship or clearing services; (x) loss of clients or referral partners; (xi) reductions in overall consumer, business and government spending; (xii) fraud by merchants or others; (xiii) a decline in the use of credit, debit or prepaid cards; (xiv) consolidation in the banking and retail industries; (xv) the effects of governmental regulation or changes in laws; and (xvi) 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 most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and its subsequent filings with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

CONTACTS

Investors
Nathan Rozof, CFA
Investor Relations
(866) 254-4811
(513) 900-4811
IR@vantiv.com

Media
Andrew Ciafardini
Corporate Communications
(513) 900-5308
Andrew.Ciafardini@vantiv.com

 

 

Schedule 1
Vantiv, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)



Three Months Ended




Year Ended




December 31,


December 31,




December 31,


December 31,




2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

Total revenue

$

955,132



$

852,334



12

%


$

3,578,991



$

3,159,938



13

%

Network fees and other costs

452,720



399,159



13

%


1,674,230



1,478,202



13

%

Net revenue(1)

502,412



453,175



11

%


1,904,761



1,681,736



13

%

Sales and marketing

148,521



132,488



12

%


582,251



503,949



16

%

Other operating costs

74,771



72,213



4

%


294,235



284,066



4

%

General and administrative

55,876



45,974



22

%


189,707



182,369



4

%

Depreciation and amortization

70,504



70,843



%


270,054



276,942



(2)

%

Income from operations

152,740



131,657



16

%


568,514



434,410



31

%

Interest expense—net

(28,213)



(26,967)



5

%


(109,534)



(105,736)



4

%

Non-operating expense(2)

(21,307)



(7,469)



185

%


(36,256)



(31,268)



16

%

Income before applicable income taxes

103,220



97,221



6

%


422,724



297,406



42

%

Income tax expense

40,262



26,829



50

%


141,853



88,177



61

%

Net income

62,958



70,392



(11)

%


280,871



209,229



34

%

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(15,111)



(19,463)



(22)

%


(67,663)



(61,283)



10

%

Net income attributable to Vantiv, Inc.

$

47,847



$

50,929



(6)

%


$

213,208



$

147,946



44

%

Net income per share attributable to
Vantiv, Inc. Class A common stock:












Basic

$

0.30



$

0.35



(14)

%


$

1.37



$

1.02



34

%

Diluted(3)

$

0.29



$

0.31



(6)

%


$

1.32



$

0.95



39

%

Shares used in computing net income
per share of Class A common stock:












Basic

157,355,173



145,059,903





156,043,636



145,044,577




Diluted

162,201,382



198,519,558





162,115,549



200,934,442




Non Financial Data:












Transactions (in millions)

6,700



6,084



10

%


24,973



22,991



9

%

________________
(1) Net revenue is revenue, less network fees and other costs which primarily consist of pass through expenses incurred by us in connection with providing processing services to our clients, including Visa and MasterCard network association fees, payment network fees, third party processing expenses, telecommunication charges, postage and card production costs.

(2) Non-operating expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 relates to the change in fair value of a tax receivable agreement ("TRA") entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury as well as expenses relating to the refinancing of our senior secured credit facilities in October 2016. The three months and year ended December 31, 2015 amount primarily relates to the change in fair value of a TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury.

(3) Due to our structure as a C corporation and Vantiv Holding's structure as a pass-through entity for tax purposes, the numerator in the diluted net income per share calculation is adjusted to reflect our income tax expense at an expected effective tax rate assuming the conversion of the Class B units of Vantiv Holding into shares of our Class A common stock. The expected effective tax rate is 36.0%. During the three months and year ended December 31, 2016, approximately 35.0 million weighted-average Class B units of Vantiv Holding were excluded in computing diluted net income per share because including them would have an antidilutive effect. As the Class B units of Vantiv Holding were not included, the numerator used in the calculation of diluted net income per share was equal to the numerator used in the calculation of basic net income per share for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016. The components of the diluted net income per share calculation are as follows:



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


December 31,


2016


2015


2016


2015

Income before applicable income taxes

$



$

97,221



$



$

297,406


Taxes



35,000





107,066


Net income

$

47,847



$

62,221



$

213,208



$

190,340


Diluted shares

162,201,382



198,519,558



162,115,549



200,934,442


Diluted EPS

$

0.29



$

0.31



$

1.32



$

0.95


 

 

Schedule 2
Vantiv, Inc.
Pro Forma Adjusted Net Income
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)




Three Months Ended




Year Ended





December 31,


December 31,




December 31,


December 31,





2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

Income before applicable income
taxes


$

103,220



$

97,221



6

%


$

422,724



$

297,406



42

%

Non-GAAP Adjustments:













Transition, acquisition and
integration costs(1)


15,226



13,205



15

%


37,558



62,583



(40)

%

Share-based compensation(2)


9,979



6,640



50

%


35,871



30,492



18

%

Intangible amortization(3)


48,118



48,010



%


190,822



191,441



%

Non-operating expenses(4)


21,307



7,469



185

%


36,256



31,268



16

%

  Non-GAAP Adjusted Income
  Before Applicable Taxes


197,850



172,545



15

%


723,231



613,190



18

%

Less: Pro Forma Adjustments













Income tax expense(5)


71,226



62,116



15

%


260,363



220,748



18

%

Tax adjustments(6)


(21,118)



(18,008)



17

%


(76,160)



(58,186)



31

%

Other(7)


(381)



31



NM



1,200



1,501



(20)

%

Pro forma adjusted net income


$

148,123



$

128,406



15

%


$

537,828



$

449,127



20

%














Pro forma adjusted net income per share


$

0.75



$

0.65



15

%


$

2.73



$

2.24



22

%

Adjusted shares outstanding(8)


197,244,208



198,519,558





197,158,375



200,934,442




Non-GAAP and Pro Forma Financial Measures

This schedule presents non-GAAP and pro forma financial measures, which are important financial performance measures for the Company, but are not financial measures as defined by GAAP. Such financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP, and such measures may not be comparable to those reported by other companies.

_____________________
Pro forma adjusted net income is derived from GAAP income before applicable income taxes and adjusted for the following items described below:

(1) Represents acquisition and integration costs incurred in connection with our acquisitions, charges related to employee termination benefits and other transition activities. Transition, acquisition and integration costs for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 include $1.1 million and $4.5 million in Other Operating Costs, respectively and $14.1 million and $8.7 million in General and Administrative ("G&A"), respectively. Transition, acquisition and integration costs for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 include $8.9 million and $27.8 million in Other Operating Costs, respectively and $28.7 million and $34.8 million in G&A, respectively.

(2) Share-based compensation is recorded in G&A.

(3) Represents amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations and customer portfolio and related asset acquisitions.

(4) Non-operating expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 relates to the change in fair value of a TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury as well as expenses relating to the refinancing of our senior secured credit facilities in October 2016. Non-operating expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2015 primarily relates to the change in the fair value of the TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury.

(5) Represents adjusted income tax expense to reflect an effective tax rate of 36.0%, assuming the conversion of the Class B units of Vantiv Holding into shares of Class A common stock, including the tax effect of adjustments described above.

(6) Represents tax benefits due to the amortization of intangible assets and other tax attributes resulting from or acquired with our acquisitions, and to the tax basis step up associated with our separation from Fifth Third Bank and the purchase or exchange of units of Vantiv Holding, net of payment obligations under tax receivable agreements.

(7) Represents the non-controlling interest, net of pro forma income tax expense discussed in (5) above, associated with a consolidated joint venture.

(8) The adjusted shares outstanding include 35.0 million weighted-average Class B units that are excluded from the GAAP dilutive net income per share calculation for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 because including them would have an antidilutive effect.

 

Schedule 3
Vantiv, Inc.
Segment Information
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)


Merchant Services













Three Months Ended December 31,






2016


2015


$ Change


% Change

Total revenue

$

831,918



$

721,542



$

110,376



15

%

Network fees and other costs

419,470



358,598



60,872



17

%

Net revenue

412,448



362,944



49,504



14

%

Sales and marketing

141,835



125,301



16,534



13

%

Segment profit

$

270,613



$

237,643



$

32,970



14

%









Non-financial data:








Transactions (in millions)

5,711



5,072





13

%

Net revenue per transaction

$

0.0722



$

0.0716





1

%








Year Ended December 31,






2016


2015


$ Change


% Change

Total revenue

$

3,082,951



$

2,656,906



$

426,045



16

%

Network fees and other costs

1,537,072



1,321,312



215,760



16

%

Net revenue

1,545,879



1,335,594



210,285



16

%

Sales and marketing

557,942



478,736



79,206



17

%

Segment profit

$

987,937



$

856,858



$

131,079



15

%









Non-financial data:








Transactions (in millions)

20,955



18,959





11

%

Net revenue per transaction

$

0.0738



$

0.0704





5

%







Financial Institution Services













Three Months Ended December 31,






2016


2015


$ Change


% Change

Total revenue

$

123,214



$

130,792



$

(7,578)



(6)

%

Network fees and other costs

33,250



40,561



(7,311)



(18)

%

Net revenue

89,964



90,231



(267)



%

Sales and marketing

6,686



7,187



(501)



(7)

%

Segment profit

$

83,278



$

83,044



$

234



%









Non-financial data:








Transactions (in millions)

989



1,012





(2)

%

Net revenue per transaction

$

0.0910



$

0.0892





2

%








Year Ended December 31,






2016


2015


$ Change


% Change

Total revenue

$

496,040



$

503,032



$

(6,992)



(1)

%

Network fees and other costs

137,158



156,890



(19,732)



(13)

%

Net revenue

358,882



346,142



12,740



4

%

Sales and marketing

24,309



25,213



(904)



(4)

%

Segment profit

$

334,573



$

320,929



$

13,644



4

%









Non-financial data:








Transactions (in millions)

4,018



4,032





%

Net revenue per transaction

$

0.0893



$

0.0858





4

%

 

 

Schedule 4
Vantiv, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)




December 31,
2016


December 31,
2015

Assets





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

139,148



$

197,096


Accounts receivable—net


940,052



680,033


Related party receivable


1,751



3,999


Settlement assets


152,490



143,563


Prepaid expenses


39,229



31,147


Other


15,188



61,661


  Total current assets


1,287,858



1,117,499







  Customer incentives


67,288



57,984


  Property, equipment and software—net


348,553



308,009


  Intangible assets—net


787,820



863,066


  Goodwill


3,738,589



3,366,528


  Deferred taxes


771,139



731,622


  Other assets


42,760



20,718


Total assets


$

7,044,007



$

6,465,426







Liabilities and equity





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

471,979



$

364,878


Related party payable


3,623



4,698


Settlement obligations


801,381



677,502


Current portion of note payable


131,119



116,501


Current portion of tax receivable agreement obligations to related parties


191,014



31,232


Current portion of tax receivable agreement obligations


60,400



64,227


Deferred income


7,907



14,470


Current maturities of capital lease obligations


7,870



7,931


Other


13,719



13,940


  Total current liabilities


1,689,012



1,295,379


Long-term liabilities:





Note payable


3,089,603



2,943,638


Tax receivable agreement obligations to related parties


451,318



801,829


Tax receivable agreement obligations


86,640



126,980


Capital lease obligations


13,223



21,801


Deferred taxes


62,148



15,836


Other


44,774



34,897


  Total long-term liabilities


3,747,706



3,944,981


Total liabilities


5,436,718



5,240,360







Commitments and contingencies





Equity:





  Total equity (1)


1,607,289



1,225,066


Total liabilities and equity


$

7,044,007



$

6,465,426


_______________

(1) Includes equity attributable to non-controlling interests.

 

 


Schedule 5
Vantiv, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)(in thousands)



Year Ended


December 31,
2016


December 31,
2015

Operating Activities:




Net income

$

280,871



$

209,229


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




Depreciation and amortization expense

270,054



276,942


Amortization of customer incentives

25,818



18,256


Amortization and write-off of debt issuance costs

22,584



8,376


Share-based compensation expense

35,871



30,492


Deferred taxes

79,668



55,280


Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

(12,167)



(16,707)


Tax receivable agreements non-cash items

19,527



28,171


Other

467



(945)


Change in operating assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable and related party receivable

(212,862)



(70,194)


Net settlement assets and obligations

79,719



168,319


Customer incentives

(42,548)



(32,892)


Prepaid and other assets

39,636



11,324


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

92,749



57,861


Payable to related party

(1,075)



2,663


Other liabilities

(9,722)



11,703


  Net cash provided by operating activities

668,590



757,878


Investing Activities:




Purchases of property and equipment

(118,194)



(84,730)


Acquisition of customer portfolios and related assets and other

(23,627)



(41,997)


Purchase of derivative instruments

(21,523)




Cash used in acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(406,777)




  Net cash used in investing activities

(570,121)



(126,727)


Financing Activities:




Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

3,234,375




Repayment of debt and capital lease obligations

(3,084,922)



(326,462)


Borrowings on revolving credit facility

1,250,000



177,000


Repayment of revolving credit facility

(1,250,000)



(177,000)


Payment of debt issuance costs

(20,115)




Proceeds from issuance of Class A common stock under employee stock plans

15,389



13,630


Warrant termination



(200,219)


Repurchase of Class A common stock

(81,369)



(200,406)


Repurchase of Class A common stock (to satisfy tax withholding obligations)

(6,248)



(16,527)


Settlement of certain tax receivable agreements

(159,274)



(94,022)


Payments under tax receivable agreements

(53,474)



(22,805)


Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation

12,167



16,707


Distribution to non-controlling interests

(12,934)



(12,892)


Other

(12)




Decrease in cash overdraft



(2,627)


  Net cash used in financing activities

(156,417)



(845,623)


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(57,948)



(214,472)


Cash and cash equivalents—Beginning of period

197,096



411,568


Cash and cash equivalents—End of period

$

139,148



$

197,096


Cash Payments:




Interest

$

102,695



$

98,971


Taxes

51,140



6,565


Non-cash Items:




Issuance of tax receivable agreements to related parties

$

171,162



$

376,597


 

 

Schedule 6
Vantiv, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)




Three Months Ended




Year Ended





December 31,


December 31,




December 31,


December 31,





2016


2015


% Change


2016


2015


% Change

Net income


$

62,958



$

70,392



(11)

%


$

280,871



$

209,229



34

%

Income tax expense


40,262



26,829



50

%


141,853



88,177



61

%

Non-operating expenses(1)


21,307



7,469



185

%


36,256



31,268



16

%

Interest expense—net


28,213



26,967



5

%


109,534



105,736



4

%

Share-based compensation


9,979



6,640



50

%


35,871



30,492



18

%

Transition, acquisition and integration costs(2)


15,226



13,205



15

%


37,558



62,583



(40)

%

Depreciation and amortization


70,504



70,843



%


270,054



276,942



(2)

%

Adjusted EBITDA


$

248,449



$

222,345



12

%


$

911,997



$

804,427



13

%

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This schedule presents adjusted EBITDA, which is an important financial performance measure for the Company, but is not a financial measure as defined by GAAP. Such financial measure should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP net income, and such measure may not be comparable to those reported by other companies.

____________________
(1)  Non-operating expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016 relates to the change in fair value of a TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury as well as expenses relating to the refinancing of our senior secured credit facilities in October 2016. The three months and year ended December 31, 2015 amount primarily relates to the change in fair value of a TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury.

(2) Represents acquisition and integration costs incurred in connection with our acquisitions and charges related to employee termination benefits and other transition activities.

 

Schedule 7
Vantiv, Inc.
Outlook Summary

(Unaudited)



First Quarter Financial Outlook


Full Year Financial Outlook


Three Months Ended March 31,




Year Ended December 31,




2017 Outlook


2016 Actual


% Change


2017 Outlook


2016 Actual


% Change

GAAP net income per share
attributable to Vantiv, Inc.

$0.24 - $0.26


$0.25


(4)% - 4%


$1.61 - $1.68


$1.32


22% - 27%

Adjustments to reconcile GAAP
to non-GAAP pro forma adjusted
net income per share(1)

$0.39


$0.31


26%


$1.53


$1.41


9%

Pro forma adjusted net income per
share

$0.63 - $0.65


$0.56


13% - 16%


$3.14 - $3.21


$2.73


15% - 18%

Non-GAAP and Pro Forma Financial Measures

This schedule presents non-GAAP and pro forma financial measures, which are important financial performance measures for the Company, but are not financial measures as defined by GAAP.  Such financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP, and such measures may not be comparable to those reported by other companies.

______________________
(1) Represents adjustments for the following items: (a) acquisition and integration costs incurred in connection with our acquisitions, charges related to employee termination benefits and other transition activities; (b) share-based compensation;  (c) amortization of intangible assets acquired in business combinations and customer portfolio and related asset acquisitions;  (d) non-operating expense primarily associated with the change in fair value of a TRA entered into as part of the acquisition of Mercury (for the year ended December 31, 2016, non-operating expense also includes a charge related to the refinancing of our senior secured credit facilities in October 2016); (e) non-controlling interest; (f) adjustments to income tax expense to reflect an effective rate of 36.0%, assuming conversion of the Fifth Third Bank non-controlling interests into shares of Class A common stock, including the tax effect of adjustments described above;  and (g) tax benefits due to the amortization of intangible assets and other tax attributes resulting from or acquired with our acquisitions, and to the tax basis step up associated with our separation from Fifth Third Bank and the purchase or exchange of Class B units of Vantiv Holding, net of payment obligations under tax receivable agreements.

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