EVERTEC REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2018 RESULTS INCREASES ANNUAL GUIDANCE
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - October 30, 2018 - EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC) (“Evertec” or the “Company”) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
Third Quarter 2018 and Recent Highlights
- Revenue grew 9% to $112.0 million
- GAAP Net Income attributable to common shareholders was $23.0 million or $0.31 per diluted share
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 25% to $52.1 million
- Adjusted earnings per common share was $0.45, an increase of 36%
Nine-Month Year-to-Date 2018 Highlights
- Revenue grew 9% to $335.6 million
- GAAP Net Income attributable to common shareholders was $66.1 million or $0.89 per diluted share
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 13% to $159.8 million
- Adjusted earnings per common share was $1.38, an increase of 13%
Mac Schuessler, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “Following the one-year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria, our third quarter financial results exceeded our expectations and reflect the strong performance of our Puerto Rico business, as well as solid execution and innovation efforts. Based on our third quarter results, and an anticipated robust fourth quarter, we are increasing our annual guidance for 2018."
Third Quarter 2018 Results
Revenue. Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was $112.0 million an increase of 9% compared with $102.7 million in the prior year. Revenue increase in the quarter primarily reflected growth over last year's hurricane impacted results as well as the elevated sales volumes in Puerto Rico driven by post- hurricane recovery activity, federal relief and benefit programs.
Net Income attributable to common shareholders. For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, GAAP Net Income attributable to common shareholders was $23.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, an increase of $16.9 million or $0.23 per diluted share as compared to the prior year.
Adjusted EBITDA. For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, Adjusted EBITDA was $52.1 million, an increase of 25% compared to the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of
total revenues) increased 590 basis points to 46.5% compared with 40.6% in the prior year. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA margin was primarily driven by growth over the hurricane impact in the third quarter of 2017 as well as favorable foreign currency impact of approximately 100 basis points in the quarter.
Adjusted Net Income. For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, Adjusted Net Income was $33.6 million, an increase of 38% compared with $24.3 million in the prior year. Adjusted earnings per common share was $0.45, an increase of 36% as compared to $0.33 in the prior year.
The Company is increasing its financial outlook for 2018 as follows:
- Total consolidated revenue between $448 million and $452 million representing growth of 10% to 11%
- Adjusted earnings per common share of $1.79 to $1.83 representing growth of 22% to 24% as compared to $1.47 in 2017
- Capital expenditures ranging between $37 million and $42 million
- Non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 13%.
Earnings Conference Call and Audio Webcast
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results today at 4:30 p.m. ET. Hosting the call will be Mac Schuessler, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joaquin Castrillo, Interim Chief Financial Officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 338- 7153 or for international callers by dialing (412) 317-5117. A replay will be available one hour after the end of the conference call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529 or (412) 317-0088 for international callers; the pin number is 10110465. The replay will be available through Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The call will be webcast live from the Company’s website at www.evertecinc.com under the Investor Relations section or directly at http://ir.evertecinc.com. A supplemental slide presentation that accompanies this call and webcast can be found on the investor relations website at ir.evertecinc.com and will remain available after the call.
EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC) is a leading full-service transaction processing business in Latin America, providing a broad range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business solutions services. The Company manages a system of electronic payment networks that process more than two billion transactions annually and offers a comprehensive suite of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. In addition, Evertec owns and operates the ATH® network, one of the leading personal identification number (“PIN”) debit networks in Latin America. Based in Puerto Rico, the Company operates in 26 Latin American countries and serves a diversified customer base of leading financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with “mission-critical” technology solutions. For more information, visit www.evertecinc.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
The non-GAAP measures referenced in this release material are supplemental measures of the Company’s performance and are not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). They are not measurements of the Company’s financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to total revenue, net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as alternatives to cash flows from operating activities, as indicators of operating performance or as measures of the Company’s liquidity. In addition to GAAP measures, management uses these non-GAAP measures to focus on the factors the Company believes are pertinent to the daily management of the Company’s operations and believes that they are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate companies in the industry. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure are included in the schedules to this release. These non-GAAP measures include EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per common share and are defined below.
EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA further adjusted to exclude unusual items and other adjustments. This measure is reported to the chief operating decision maker for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing their performance. For this reason, Adjusted EBITDA, as it relates to our segments, is presented in conformity with Accounting Standards Codification 280, Segment Reporting, and is excluded from the definition of non-GAAP financial measures under the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is substantially consistent with the equivalent measurements that are contained in the senior secured credit facilities in testing EVERTEC Group’s compliance with covenants therein such as the senior secured leverage ratio.
Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income adjusted to exclude unusual items and other adjustments.
Adjusted Earnings per common share is defined as Adjusted Net Income divided by diluted shares outstanding.
We use Adjusted Net Income to measure our overall profitability because we believe it better reflects our comparable operating performance by excluding the impact of the non-cash amortization and depreciation that was created as a result of Apollo Global Management LLC’s acquisition of a 51% indirect ownership in EVERTEC Group (the "Merger"). In addition, in evaluating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per common share, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses such as those excluded in calculating them. Further, our presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that our future operating results will not be affected by unusual or nonrecurring items.
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and subject to the protection of, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of EVERTEC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” and “plans” and similar expressions of future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may,” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Any statements that refer to expectations or other characterizations of future events, circumstances or results are forward-looking statements.
Various factors that could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those estimated by management include, but are not limited to: our reliance on our relationship with Popular for a significant portion of our revenues pursuant to our master services agreement with them, and our reliance on Banco Popular, to grow our merchant acquiring business; as a regulated institution, we most likely will be required to obtain regulatory approval before engaging in certain new activities or businesses, whether organically or by acquisition, and may be unable to obtain such approval on a timely basis or at all, which may make transactions more expensive or impossible to complete, or make us less attractive to potential sellers; our ability to renew our client contracts on terms favorable to us, including our contract with Popular; our dependence on our processing systems, technology infrastructure, security systems and fraudulent payment detection systems, as well as on our personnel and certain third parties with whom we do business, and the risks to our business if our systems are hacked or otherwise compromised; our ability to develop, install and adopt new software, technology and computing systems; a decreased client base due to consolidations and failures in the financial services industry; the credit risk of our merchant clients, for which we may also be liable; the continuing market position of the ATH network; a reduction in consumer confidence, whether as a result of a global economic downturn or otherwise, which leads to a decrease in consumer spending; our dependence on credit card associations, including any adverse changes in credit card association or network rules or fees; changes in the regulatory environment and changes in international, legal, tax, political, administrative or economic conditions; the geographical concentration of our business in Puerto Rico, including our business with the government of Puerto Rico and its instrumentalities, which are facing severe fiscal challenges; additional adverse changes in the general economic conditions in Puerto Rico, whether as a result of the government’s debt crisis or otherwise, including the continued migration of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland, which could negatively affect our customer base, general consumer spending, our cost of operations and our ability to hire and retain qualified employees; the risks in connection with operating an international business in Latin America and the Caribbean, in jurisdictions with potential political and economic instability; our ability to execute our geographic expansion and acquisition strategies, including challenges in successfully acquiring new businesses and integrating and growing acquired businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights against infringement and to defend ourselves against claims of infringement brought by third parties; our ability to recruit and retain the qualified personnel necessary to operate our business; our ability to comply with U.S. federal, state, local and foreign regulatory requirements; evolving industry standards and adverse changes in global economic, political and other conditions; our high level of indebtedness and restrictions contained in our debt agreements, including the senior secured credit facilities, as well as debt that could be incurred in the future; our ability to prevent a cybersecurity attack or breach in our information security; our ability to generate sufficient cash to service our indebtedness and to generate future profits; our ability to refinance our debt; the possibility that we could lose our preferential tax rate in Puerto Rico; the risk that the counterparty to our interest rate swap agreement fails to satisfy its obligations under the agreement; uncertainty of the pending debt restructuring process under
Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (“PROMESA”), as well as actions taken by the Puerto Rico government or by the PROMESA Board to address the Puerto Rico fiscal crisis; uncertainty related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermaths’ impact on the economies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean; the possibility of future catastrophic hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico and/or the Caribbean, as well as other potential natural disasters; and the nature, timing and amount of any restatement.
Consideration should be given to the areas of risk described above, as well as those risks set forth under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the reports the Company files with the SEC from time to time, in connection with considering any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company and its businesses generally. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless we are required to do so by law.