ACI Worldwide, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Feb 26 15
ACI Worldwide, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $290,224,000 compared to $283,162,000 a year ago. Operating income was $79,271,000 compared to $85,980,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $69,700,000 compared to $74,499,000 a year ago. Net income was $46,366,000 or $0.40 per basic and diluted share compared to $50,391,000 or $0.43 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were $77,043,000 compared to $51,858,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $5,872,000 compared to $9,622,000 a year ago. Purchases of software and distribution rights were $3,046,000 compared to $4,619,000 a year ago. On non-GAAP basis, revenues were $290,548,000 compared to $284,102,000 a year ago. Operating income was $85,914,000 compared to $93,895,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $76,343,000 compared to $82,414,000 a year ago. Net income was $50,684,000 or $0.43 per diluted share compared to $55,536,000 or $0.47 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $106,625,000 compared to $116,541,000 a year ago. Operating free cash flow was $71.6 million compared to $61.5 million a year ago. Operating income and adjusted EBITDA were both impacted by the sales mix and related revenue recognition delays. EBITDA was $99,982,000 compared to $108,626,000 a year ago.
For the year, the company reported total revenues of $1,016,149,000 compared to $864,928,000 a year ago. Operating income was $138,172,000 compared to $123,048,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $98,769,000 compared to $93,159,000 a year ago. Net income was $67,560,000 or $0.58 per diluted share compared to $63,868,000 or $0.53 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were $149,026,000 compared to $138,418,000 a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $17,627,000 compared to $21,104,000 a year ago. Purchases of software and distribution rights were $17,273,000 compared to $11,497,000 a year ago. On non-GAAP basis, revenues were $1,017,926,000 compared to $870,699,000 a year ago. Operating income was $162,841,000 compared to $154,988,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $123,438,000 compared to $125,099,000 a year ago. Net income was $83,595,000 or $0.72 per diluted share compared to $84,629,000 or $0.70 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $260,569,000 compared to $238,527,000 a year ago. Operating free cash flow was $134.3 million compared to $151.3 million a year ago. Excluding the incremental contribution from Online Resources, Official Payments and ReD, organic revenue growth declined 2% for the full year. EBITDA was $235,900,000 compared to $206,587,000 a year ago.
The company expects to generate non-GAAP revenue in a range of $1.05 to $1.08 billion for the full year, which represents 3-6% organic growth after adjusting for foreign currency fluctuations. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in a range of $280 to $290 million. The company expects interest expense to approximate $42 million with cash interest of $36 million. Capital expenditures are expected to be in a range of $40 million to $50 million. The company expects depreciation and amortization in a range of $95 million to $100 million and noncash compensation expense expected to approximate $20 million for the year. The company expects GAAP tax rate to be 35% for the year with cash taxes in a range of $25 million to $30 million.
The company expects to generate between $225 and $235 million in non-GAAP revenue the first quarter. Lastly, the company expects full year 2015 net new sales bookings to increase in the upper single digit range.
ACI Worldwide Powers Payments at PKO BP
Feb 11 15
ACI Worldwide announced the expansion of its relationship with PKO BP. ACI will support the bank’s ambitious growth plans in one of Europe’s most innovative and fastest-growing markets. The new agreement will see PKO utilize ACI's UP Consumer Payments offerings over the next seven years. One key element is PKO’s migration from its current BASE24 system to ACI’s next-generation UP BASE24-eps payments platform, which will support the bank’s extensive network of more than 3,000 ATMs. UP BASE24-eps supports the acquiring, authorizing, routing and switching of consumer transactions, including card and non-card payment types such as mobile and email addresses. UP BASE24-eps leverages ACI’s Universal Payments (UP) framework, a set of technologies that orchestrates all aspects of payment processing for any payment type, any channel, any currency and any network. PKO has been an ACI customer for almost 20 years, with ACI’s UP solutions behind the successful roll-out of PKO’s IKO payments initiative. IKO is a mobile app that allows PKO and Inteligo (its Internet brand) customers and non-customers to make mobile payments across a wide network of stores - both traditional and internet-based - and transfer funds to beneficiaries identified by their telephone numbers. Additionally, it allows users to withdraw money from ATMs via their mobile phones. Thousands of retailers and restaurants across Poland have already joined the scheme, which is globally regarded as a market-leading payments innovation. In 2013, six Polish banks decided to build a common mobile payment standard based on the IKO technology. The new payment system, which is called BLIK, will be launched this year and will connect the different banks via a common payments platform, while allowing them to develop their own application software. The project is unique in terms of its scale, considering the market share of the participating financial institutions, and in terms of the many offerings it will deliver to users. The agreement between ACI and PKO BP also includes an upgrade to ACI Issuer to support the bank’s card issuing business, a new license for the ACI Payment Testing tool (ASSET), and a Premium Customer Support arrangement.