Global Payments Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended May 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for Fiscal 2016
Jul 28 15
Global Payments Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended May 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $706,549,000 against $673,977,000 a year ago. Operating income was $103,600,000 against $88,917,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $95,268,000 against $81,559,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $65,325,000 or $0.99 per diluted share against $51,625,000 or $0.72 per diluted share a year ago. On adjusted basis, net revenue and cash earnings were $496,258,000, operating income was $137,192,000, income before income taxes was $125,264,000 and net income attributable to company was $84,259,000 or $1.27 per diluted share.
For the full year, the company reported revenues of $2,773,718,000 against $2,554,236,000 a year ago. Operating income was $456,597,000 against $405,499,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $417,110,000 against $377,350,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $278,040,000 or $4.12 per diluted share against $245,286,000 or $3.37 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $424,701,000 against $194,098,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $92,550,000 against $81,411,000 a year ago. On adjusted basis, net revenue and cash earnings were $1,952,892,000, operating income was $560,007,000, income before income taxes was $516,924,000 and net income attributable to company was $340,057,000 or $5.04 per diluted share.
For fiscal 2016, the company expects annual adjusted net revenue of $2.06 billion to $2.10 billion, or 6% to 8% growth over fiscal 2015 adjusted net revenue. The company also expects annual diluted cash earnings per share of $5.60 to $5.78, representing growth of 11% to 15% over fiscal 2015. Annual fiscal 2016 GAAP revenue is expected to be $2.87 billion to $2.95 billion or 4% to 6% growth over fiscal 2015. The company expects GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $4.53 to $4.71. The effective tax rate is projected to approach 27%. The company anticipates that fiscal 2016 capital expenditures will total approximately $105 million.
Global Payments Inc. and CaixaBank Announce Central and Eastern European Joint Venture with Erste Group Bank
Jul 27 15
Global Payments Inc., CaixaBank and Erste Group Bank AG announced an agreement to form a joint venture to provide merchant acquiring and payment services in three core locations in Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. This joint venture will see CaixaBank fortify its international presence by harnessing two of its biggest strengths: its capacity for technological innovation, for which it has earned global renown, and collaboration with international partners such as Global Payments and Erste Group Bank. Global Payments and CaixaBank will pay €30 million in cash to acquire a 51% majority ownership in the venture. Erste Group will contribute its existing merchant acquiring businesses in each of the three countries to the joint venture and will hold a 49% interest. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of fiscal 2016, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Global Payments does not expect the joint venture to have a material impact on the company’s fiscal 2016 cash earnings per share or capital plans. Global Payments will provide additional financial information about the joint venture upon closing.