First Data Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Aug 07, 2017

First Data Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
  • Q2 consolidated revenue of $3.0 billion, up 3%; up 4% excluding currency impacts
  • Q2 record total segment revenue of $1.8 billion, up 3%; up 5% excluding impacts from currency and Australian ATM divestiture
  • Q2 net income of $185 million, up 22%; diluted EPS of $0.20, up 18%
  • Q2 adjusted net income of $378 million, up 17%; adjusted diluted EPS of $0.40, up 14%
  • Q2 record total segment EBITDA of $786 million, up 5%; up 7% excluding impacts from currency and Australian ATM divestiture
  • Q2 cash flow from operations of $580 million; free cash flow of $448 million
  • Refinanced approximately $8.0 billion of debt since end of Q1; increased AR securitization facility at reduced rate; annual cash interest savings from these activities of approximately $50 million
  • Acquired CardConnect; signed agreement to divest Baltics business

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. Consolidated revenue for the second quarter was $3.0 billion, up 3% versus the prior year period, or up 4% excluding currency impacts. Total segment revenue was $1.8 billion for the quarter, up 3% versus the prior year period, or up 5% excluding the impacts from currency and the divestiture of the Australian ATM business that occurred at the end of the third quarter of 2016.

Net income attributable to First Data for the second quarter of 2017 was $185 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. This represents a 22% increase from the second quarter of 2016 net income of $152 million, or an 18% increase in net income per diluted share from $0.17 in the prior year period.

Adjusted net income, which modifies net income for items such as debt extinguishment charges, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition intangibles, restructuring costs and other items, was $378 million, or $0.40 per diluted share. This represents a 17% increase from the second quarter of 2016 adjusted net income of $323 million, or a 14% increase in adjusted net income per diluted share from $0.35 in the prior year period. The increase was primarily driven by improved operating results and lower interest expense.

Total segment earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (total segment EBITDA) in the second quarter 2017 was $786 million, up 5% versus the prior year period, or up 7% excluding impacts from currency and the Australian ATM divestiture. Total reported segment EBITDA margin improved 100 basis points to 42.5% in the quarter.

“The second quarter delivered record quarterly revenue and earnings as we continue to see good new business momentum and improved customer retention across our business segments,” said First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano. “As we enter the latter half of 2017, we are focused on initiatives to continue the momentum across our global businesses, maintaining an appropriate balance between investing and managing costs, while also driving improved cash flow. We reiterate our full-year 2017 and medium-term financial guidance," Bisignano added.

Segment Results

Global Business Solutions(GBS)

Second quarter 2017 GBS segment revenue was $1.1 billion, up 3% versus the prior year period, or up 5% excluding the impacts from currency and the Australian ATM divestiture. Within geographic regions, North America revenue of $826 million was up 1% versus the prior year period as growth in non-JV revenue was partly offset by an anticipated decline in JV revenue. EMEA revenue was $140 million, flat versus the prior year, or up 6% excluding currency impacts, primarily driven by growth in the United Kingdom and Germany. Latin America revenue was $64 million, up 56%, or up 60% excluding currency impacts, driven by strong results in Brazil and Argentina. APAC revenue was $36 million, down 12%, or up 13% excluding impacts from currency and the Australian ATM divestiture, primarily driven by growth in India.

Second quarter 2017 GBS segment expenses were $583 million, down 1% versus the prior year period, or up 1% excluding the impacts from currency and the Australian ATM divestiture.

Second quarter 2017 GBS segment EBITDA was $483 million, up 8% versus the prior year period, or up 9% excluding impacts from currency and the Australian ATM divestiture. Segment EBITDA margin improved 210 basis points to 45.3% in the quarter.

Global Financial Solutions(GFS)

Second quarter 2017 GFS segment revenue was $402 million, up 2% versus the prior year period, or up 4% excluding currency impacts. Within geographic regions, North America revenue of $233 million was down 1%, as growth in processing revenue was more than offset by a decline in card personalization revenue. North America GFS card accounts on file grew 6% year over year. EMEA revenue was $110 million, up 2%, or up 10% excluding currency impacts, primarily driven by internal growth and new business primarily in the United Kingdom. Latin America revenue was $34 million, up 10%, or up 14% excluding currency impacts, driven by growth in Argentina and Colombia. APAC revenue was $25 million, up 25%, or up 24% excluding currency impacts, primarily driven by growth in Australia.

Second quarter 2017 GFS segment expenses were $235 million, flat versus the prior year period, or up 2% excluding currency impacts.

Second quarter 2017 GFS segment EBITDA was $167 million, up 4% versus the prior year period, or up 7% excluding currency impacts. Segment EBITDA margin improved 100 basis points to 41.5% in the quarter.

Network & Security Solutions(NSS)

Second quarter 2017 NSS segment revenue was $381 million, up 4% versus the prior year period. Stored Value revenue grew low-double digits, Security and Fraud revenue grew low single digits, and EFT revenue was flat.

Second quarter 2017 NSS segment expenses were $201 million, up 1% versus the prior year period.

Second quarter 2017 NSS segment EBITDA was $180 million, up 8% versus the prior year period. Segment EBITDA margin improved 180 basis points to 47.2% in the quarter.

Cash Flow

In the second quarter 2017, cash flow from operations was $580 million, up $58 million compared to $522 million in the prior year period. Free cash flow, which the Company defines as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, distributions to minority interests and other, was $448 million in the current quarter, up $140 million compared to $308 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by lower cash interest payments and improved operating results.

Capital Structure

Total borrowings at June 30, 2017 were reduced to $18.3 billion, from $18.5 billion at December 31, 2016. Net debt at June 30, 2017 declined $304 million to $17.9 billion, from $18.2 billion at December 31, 2016.

As previously disclosed, in April 2017, the Company closed on a new term loan totaling $4.2 billion with an interest rate of LIBOR plus 250 basis points maturing in April 2024. The proceeds of the term loan were used to redeem a $4.2 billion term loan with an interest rate of LIBOR plus 300 basis points maturing in March 2021.

In June 2017, the Company closed on a new term loan totaling $3.8 billion with an interest rate of LIBOR plus 225 basis points maturing in July 2022. The proceeds of the term loan were used to redeem $3.8 billion of U.S. and euro-denominated term loans with interest rates ranging from LIBOR plus 300 basis points to LIBOR plus 325 basis points.

On June 28, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment to its Receivable Financing Agreement. The amendment increased the borrowing capacity of the facility from $240 million to $600 million, reduced the interest rate from LIBOR plus 200 basis points to LIBOR plus 150 basis points, and extended the termination date from January 2019 to June 2020.

The aggregate annualized cash interest savings derived from the above transactions is approximately $50 million.

CardConnect Acquisition

As previously disclosed, on July 6, 2017, the Company announced the successful completion of First Data's tender offer to purchase the outstanding shares of CardConnect Corp. common stock. CardConnect's results will be consolidated in the results of First Data's GBS business as of July 6, 2017.

Divestiture

On July 25, 2017, First Data entered into an agreement to divest all of its businesses in the Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) for €73 million (approximately $85 million). The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. The businesses were reported within the GFS segment.

Innovation

First Data continues to invest in innovation to differentiate itself as a leader in commerce-enabling solutions. Below are examples of innovative solutions that the company introduced during the second quarter:

  • Clover Flex - First Data's latest addition to the Clover family can be used as a handheld device or on the countertop. Clover Flex is fully integrated into the Clover platform and can accept PIN entry, NFC, mag stripe, EMV and electronic gift cards. Flex is perfect for the service-based merchant that wants to take the checkout experience to the customer.
  • Local Payments - First Data's new online payments solution that powers cross-border global commerce around the world. Local Payments allows merchants to manage up to 195 local payment options online through a single interface.
  • Global PFAC - First Data's solution for payment facilitators around the globe allows a payment facilitator to achieve global scale through a single integration interface. Global PFAC enables payment facilitators to easily authorize transactions in more than 150 currencies worldwide, and settle in 17 currencies, as well as providing a robust range of other services.
  • Business Activity Monitor - First Data's new operational monitoring solution for issuing clients, which enables financial institutions to easily access and monitor their customers' transaction activity and track the operational health of their portfolios in real-time.
  • Fraud Detect - First Data's latest comprehensive solution to help merchants around the world detect fraudulent activity. Fraud Detect uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, fraud scoring, cybersecurity intelligence, and information from the dark web to help merchants detect fraudulent in-store, at the pump, online, mobile and in-app transactions before they occur.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the company uses non-GAAP measures of certain financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include total segment revenue, total segment expense, total segment EBITDA, total segment EBITDA margin, adjusted net income, adjusted net income per diluted share, free cash flow and net debt. The company has included non-GAAP measures because management believes that they help to facilitate comparisons of the company's operating results between periods. The company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and users of our financial statements by excluding certain expenses, gains and losses that may not be indicative of its core operating results and business outlook. In disclosing year-over-year comparisons, the company has chosen to present non-GAAP measures because it believes that these measures provide users of our financial statements a consistent basis for reviewing the company's performance across different periods.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the company's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These measures should only be used to evaluate the company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure of all non-GAAP measures can be found in the tables included in this press release.

The company excludes certain items and other adjustments from total segment revenue, total segment expense, total segment EBITDA, total segment EBITDA margin, adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share. See reconciliations for a complete list of items excluded from non-GAAP measures.

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure used by management that provides additional insight on performance. Adjusted net income excludes amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, stock-based compensation, restructuring costs and other items affecting comparability and, therefore, provides a more complete understanding of continuing operating performance. Management believes that the presentation of adjusted net income provides users of our financial statements greater transparency into ongoing results of operations allowing them to better compare our results from period to period.

The company uses free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow used in/provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, distributions to minority interest, and other. The company considers free cash flow to be a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and users of our financial statements about the amount of cash generated by the business which can then be used to, among other things, reduce debt outstanding.

The company also uses net debt, a non-GAAP measure. Net debt is defined as total long-term borrowings plus short-term and current portion of long-term borrowings, at par value, excluding lines of credit used for settlement purposes, less cash and cash equivalents. The company believes that net debt provides additional insight on its level and management of leverage.

Certain revenue measures in this release are presented excluding the estimated impact of foreign currency changes (constant currency). To present this information, monthly results in the current period for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are translated into United States dollars at the average exchange rates in effect during the corresponding month of the prior fiscal year, rather than the actual average exchange rates in effect during the current fiscal year. Once translated, each month in the period is added together to calculate the constant currency current period results. The company believes that revenue growth is a key indication of how First Data is progressing from period to period and the non-GAAP constant currency financial measure is useful to investors, lenders and other creditors because such information enables them to measure the impact of currency fluctuations on the company's revenue from period to period.

Investor Conference Call

The company will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 8 a.m. ET to review the second quarter 2017 financial results.

To listen to the call, dial +1 (844) 826-3033 (U.S.) or +1 (412) 317-5172 (outside the U.S.) at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The call will also be webcast on the “Investor Relations” section of the First Data website at investor.firstdata.com along with a slide presentation to accompany the call.

A replay of the call will be available through September 7, 2017, at +1 (877) 344-7529 (U.S.) or +1 (412) 317-0088 (outside the U.S.); passcode 10109727 and via webcast at investor.firstdata.com.

Please note: Other than the replay, First Data has not authorized, and disclaims responsibility for any recording, replay or distribution of any transcription of this call.

About First Data

First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.

   

First Data Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016  

%
Change

 

Constant
Currency
% Change

2017   2016  

%
Change

 

Constant
Currency
% Change

Revenues:  
Transaction and processing service fees(a) $ 1,686 $ 1,669 1 % 2 % $ 3,249 $ 3,260 % %
Product sales and other(a) 349   307   14 % 15 % 668   586   14 % 16 %
Total revenues (excluding reimbursable items) 2,035 1,976 3 % 4 % 3,917 3,846 2 % 3 %
Reimbursable debit network fees, postage, and other 990   952   4 % 4 % 1,909   1,859   3 % 3 %
Total revenues 3,025   2,928   3 % 4 % 5,826   5,705   2 % 3 %
Expenses:
Cost of services (exclusive of items shown below) 691 698 (1 )% 1 % 1,391 1,429 (3 )% (1 )%
Cost of products sold 91 86 6 % 6 % 171 164 4 % 5 %
Selling, general, and administrative 518 500 4 % 3 % 1,043 1,064 (2 )% (2 )%
Depreciation and amortization 237 238 % % 465 476 (2 )% (2 )%
Other operating expenses 29   24   21 % 1 % 51   45   13 % 2 %
Total expenses (excluding reimbursable items) 1,566 1,546 1 % 2 % 3,121 3,178 (2 )% (1 )%
Reimbursable debit network fees, postage, and other 990   952   4 % 4 % 1,909   1,859   3 % 3 %
Total expenses 2,556   2,498   2 % 3 % 5,030   5,037   % %
Operating profit 469   430   9 % 796   668   19 %
Interest expense, net (238 ) (284 ) (16 )% (472 ) (547 ) (14 )%
Loss on debt extinguishment (15 ) (9 ) 67 % (71 ) (55 ) 29 %
Other (expense) income (2 ) 38   (105 )% (3 ) 44   (107 )%
Income before income taxes and equity earnings in affiliates 214 175 22 % 250 110 127 %
Income tax expense 28 28 % 40 33 21 %
Equity earnings in affiliates 57   68   (16 )% 112   132   (15 )%
Net income 243 215 13 % 322 209 54 %

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interest

58   63   (8 )% 101   113   (11 )%

Net income attributable to First Data Corporation

$ 185   $ 152   22 % $ 221   $ 96   130 %
 
Net income attributable to First Data Corporation per share:
Basic $ 0.20 $ 0.17 18 % $ 0.24 $ 0.11 118 %
Diluted $ 0.20 $ 0.17 18 % $ 0.24 $ 0.10 140 %
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic 915 900 913 898
Diluted 938 914 935 916

NM represents not meaningful

(a)   Includes processing fees, administrative service fees, and other fees charged to merchant alliances accounted for under the equity method of $54 million and $106 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, and $45 million and $98 million for the comparable periods in 2016.
 

First Data Corporation

Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Data

(Unaudited)

(in millions)

 
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
   
As ofAs of
June 30, 2017December 31, 2016
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 493 $ 385
Settlement assets 9,976 14,795
Total assets 35,605 40,292
 
Short-term and current portion of long-term borrowings 274 358
Settlement obligations 9,976 14,795
Long-term borrowings 18,033 18,131
Total liabilities 31,005 36,088
 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 72 73
 
Total First Data Corporation stockholders' equity 1,635 1,220
Noncontrolling interests 2,893 2,911
Total equity 4,528 4,131
 
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA
   

Three months ended
June 30,

Six months ended
June 30,

2017   20162017   2016
Source/(Use) of cash
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 580 $ 522 $ 1,001 $ 908
Net cash used in investing activities (123 ) (87 ) (239 ) (210 )
Net cash used in financing activities (475 ) (450 ) (662 ) (823 )
Supplemental cash flow data
Cash interest payments(a) $ 208 $ 294 $ 453 $ 480
(a)   For purposes of this schedule, cash interest payments excludes interest on capital leases and interest on foreign lines of credit.
   

First Data Corporation

Summary Segment Data

(Unaudited)

(in millions)

 
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016  

%
Change

 

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

2017   2016  

%
Change

 

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

Consolidated Revenues $ 3,025 $ 2,928 3 % 4 % $ 5,826 $ 5,705 2 % 3 %
Adjustments:
Non wholly owned entities(a) (25 ) (20 ) 25 % (35 ) (34 ) 3 %
Independent Sales Organization (ISO) commission expense(b) (161 ) (158 ) 2 % (308 ) (321 )

(4

)%
Reimbursable debit network fees, postage, and other (990 ) (952 ) 4 % (1,909 ) (1,859 ) 3 %
Total Segment Revenues $ 1,849   $ 1,798   3 % 5 % $ 3,574   $ 3,491   2 % 4 %
 
 
Segment Revenues:
Global Business Solutions $ 1,066 $ 1,037 3 % 5 % $ 2,037 $ 1,992 2 % 4 %
Global Financial Solutions 402 395 2 % 4 % 795 781 2 % 5 %
Network & Security Solutions 381   366   4 % 4 % 742   718   3 % 3 %
Total Segment Revenues 1,849 1,798 3 % 5 % 3,574 3,491 2 % 4 %
 
 
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
20172016

%
Change

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

20172016

%
Change

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

Consolidated Expenses $ 2,556 $ 2,498 2 % 3 % $ 5,030 $ 5,037 % %
Adjustments:
Non wholly owned entities(a) (19 ) (18 ) 6 % (35 ) (36 ) (3 )%
Independent Sales Organization (ISO) commission expense(b) (161 ) (158 ) 2 % (308 ) (321 ) (4 )%
Reimbursable debit network fees, postage, and other (990 ) (952 ) 4 % (1,909 ) (1,859 ) 3 %
Depreciation and amortization (237 ) (238 ) % (465 ) (476 ) (2 )%
Stock-based compensation (56 ) (56 ) % (121 ) (171 ) (29 )%
Other(c) (30 ) (24 ) 25 % (55 ) (65 ) (15 )%
Total Segment Expenses $ 1,063   $ 1,052   1 % 3 % $ 2,137   $ 2,109   1 % 3 %
 
Segment Expenses:
Global Business Solutions $ 583 $ 589 (1 )% 1 % $ 1,172 $ 1,168 % 2 %
Global Financial Solutions 235 235 % 2 % 473 466 2 % 4 %
Network & Security Solutions 201 200 1 % 1 % 406 401 1 % 1 %
Corporate 44   28   57 % 57 % 86   74   16 % 16 %
Total Segment Expenses 1,063 1,052 1 % 3 % 2,137 2,109 1 % 3 %
 
                           
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
20172016

%
Change

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

20172016

%
Change

Constant
Currency
% Change(e)

Net income attributable to First Data Corporation $ 185 $ 152 22 % $ 221 $ 96 130 %
Adjustments:
Non wholly owned entities(a) (6 ) (7 ) (14 )% (12 ) (17 ) (29 )%
Depreciation and amortization 237 238 % 465 476 (2 )%
Interest expense, net 238 284 (16 )% 472 547 (14 )%
Loss on debt extinguishment 15 9 67 % 71 55 29 %
Other items(d) 33 (14 ) NM 59 21 181 %
Income tax expense 28 28 % 40 33 21 %
Stock-based compensation 56   56   % 121   171   (29 )%
Total Segment EBITDA $ 786   $ 746   5 % 7 % $ 1,437   $ 1,382   4 % 5 %
 
Segment EBITDA:
Global Business Solutions $ 483 $ 448 8 % 9 % $ 865 $ 824 5 % 6 %
Global Financial Solutions 167 160 4 % 7 % 322 315 2 % 5 %
Network & Security Solutions 180 166 8 % 8 % 336 317 6 % 6 %
Corporate (44 ) (28 ) (57 )% (57 )% (86 ) (74 ) (16 )% (16 )%
Total Segment EBITDA 786 746 5 % 7 % 1,437 1,382 4 % 5 %

NM represents not meaningful

(a)   Net adjustment to reflect our proportionate share of the results of our investments in businesses accounted for under the equity method and consolidated subsidiaries with noncontrolling ownership interests. Segment revenue for our significant affiliates is reflected based on our proportionate share of the results of our investments in businesses accounted for under the equity method and consolidated subsidiaries with noncontrolling ownership interests. For other affiliates, we include equity earnings in affiliates, excluding amortization expense, in segment revenue. In addition, our segment measures reflect revenue-based commission payments to Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs).
(b) Retail Independent Sales Organization commissions are presented within Selling, general, and administrative expense in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations but are netted in segment revenues for segment reporting.
(c) Includes restructuring, certain retention bonuses, non-normal course litigation and regulatory settlements, asset impairments, deal costs, and debt issuance costs.
(d) Items noted within (c) above and "Other income (expense)" as presented in the unaudited consolidated statements of operations, which includes divestitures, derivative gains (losses), non-operating foreign currency gains (losses) and the gain on Visa Europe share sale.
(e) Segment revenues, expenses, and EBITDA constant currency changes exclude the impacts of currency and the Australian ATM divestiture.
 

First Data Corporation

Summary Segment Data

(Unaudited)

(in millions)

 
SEGMENT REVENUE RECONCILIATION
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016  

% Change

2017   2016   % Change
Total Segment revenue $ 1,849 $ 1,798 3 % $ 3,574 $ 3,491 2 %
Currency impact 19 36
Australian ATM divestiture(a)   (11 )   (20 )
Normalized segment revenue growth $ 1,868   $ 1,787   5 % $ 3,610   $ 3,471   4 %
 
GBS revenue $ 1,066 $ 1,037 3 % $ 2,037 $ 1,992 2 %
Currency impact 9 15
Australian ATM divestiture(a)   (11 )   (20 )
Normalized GBS revenue growth $ 1,075   $ 1,026   5 % $ 2,052   $ 1,972   4 %
 
GBS APAC revenue $ 36 $ 41 (12 )% $ 70 $ 82 (15 )%
Currency impact (2 ) (1 )
Australian ATM divestiture(a)   (11 )   (20 )
Normalized GBS APAC revenue growth $ 34   $ 30   13 % $ 69   $ 62   11 %
 
 
SEGMENT EXPENSES RECONCILIATION
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
20172016% Change20172016% Change
Total Segment expense $ 1,063 $ 1,052 1 % $ 2,137 $ 2,109 1 %
Currency impact 10 16
Australian ATM Divestiture(a)   (10 )   (18 )
Normalized segment expense growth $ 1,073   $ 1,042   3 % $ 2,153   $ 2,091   3 %
 
GBS expense $ 583 $ 589 (1 )% $ 1,172 $ 1,168 %
Currency impact 3 5
Australian ATM Divestiture(a)   (10 )   (18 )
Normalized GBS expense growth $ 586   $ 579   1 % $ 1,177   $ 1,150   2 %
 
 
SEGMENT EBITDA RECONCILIATION
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
20172016% Change20172016% Change
Total Segment EBITDA $ 786 $ 746 5 % $ 1,437 $ 1,382 4 %
Currency impact 8 17
Australian ATM Divestiture(a)   (1 )   (3 )
Normalized segment EBITDA growth $ 794   $ 745   7 % $ 1,454   $ 1,379   5 %
 
GBS EBITDA $ 483 $ 448 8 % $ 865 $ 824 5 %
Currency impact 5 9
Australian ATM Divestiture(a)   (1 )   (3 )
Normalized GBS EBITDA growth $ 488   $ 447   9 % $ 874   $ 821   6 %
(a)   2016 Australian ATM divestiture revenue, expense, and EBITDA shown in constant currency rates.
 

First Data Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
ADJUSTED NET INCOME RECONCILIATION
   
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016   % Change2017   2016   % Change
Net income attributable to First Data Corporation $ 185 $ 152 22 % $ 221 $ 96 130 %
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation 56 56 % 121 171 (29 )%
Loss on debt extinguishment(a) 15 9 67 % 71 55 29 %
Mark-to-market adjustment for derivatives and euro-denominated debt(b) 1 (100 )% 5 (100 )%
Amortization of acquisition intangibles and deferred financing costs(c) 94 106 (11 )% 189 214 (12 )%
Visa Europe settlement gain (29 ) (100 )% (29 ) (100 )%
Restructuring 16 24 (33 )% 39 45 (13 )%
Intercompany foreign exchange gain (loss) 3 (10 ) (130 )% 4 (19 ) (121 )%
Fees paid on debt modification 9 18 (50 )% 9 18 (50 )%
Impairment, litigation, and other(d) 9 2 350 % 8 7 14 %
Income tax on above items and discrete tax items(e) (9 ) (6 ) 50 % (26 ) (20 ) 30 %
Adjusted net income $ 378   $ 323   17 % $ 636   $ 543   17 %
 
Adjusted net income per share:
Basic $ 0.41 $ 0.36 14 % $ 0.70 $ 0.60 17 %
Diluted $ 0.40 $ 0.35 14 % $ 0.68 $ 0.59 15 %
 
Weighted-average common shares used to compute adjusted net income per share:
Basic 915 900 2 % 913 898 2 %
Diluted 938 914 3 % 935 916 2 %

NM represents not meaningful

(a)   Represents costs associated with debt restructuring activities on extinguished debt.
(b) Represents mark-to-market activity related to our undesignated hedges.
(c) Represents amortization of intangibles established in connection with the 2007 Merger and acquisitions we have made since 2007, excluding the percentage of our consolidated amortization of acquisition intangibles related to non wholly owned consolidated alliances equal to the portion of such alliances owned by our alliance partners. This line also includes amortization related to deferred financing costs of $4 million and $8 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and $5 million and $8 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016.
(d) Represents impairments, non-normal course litigation and regulatory settlements, investments gains (losses), divestitures, and other, as applicable to the periods presented.
(e) The tax effect of the adjustments between our GAAP and adjusted results takes into account the tax treatment and related tax rate(s) that apply to each adjustment in the applicable tax jurisdiction(s). Generally, this results in a tax impact at the U.S. effective tax rate for certain adjustments, including the majority of amortization of intangible assets, deferred financing costs, stock compensation, and loss on debt extinguishment; whereas the tax impact of other adjustments, including restructuring expense, depends on whether the amounts are deductible in the respective tax jurisdictions and the applicable effective tax rate(s) in those jurisdictions. "Income tax on above items and discrete tax items" also includes the impact of significant discrete tax items impacting Net income (loss) attributable to First Data Corporation.
 

First Data Corporation

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share data)

 
FREE CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION
   
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016   Change2017   2016   Change
 
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 580 $ 522 $ 58 $ 1,001 $ 908 $ 93
Capital expenditures (139 ) (115 ) (24 ) (256 ) (232 ) (24 )
Distribution to minority interest and other 7   (99 ) 106 (36 ) (157 ) 121
Free cash flow $ 448   $ 308   140 $ 709   $ 519   190
 
NET DEBT RECONCILIATION
 
As ofAs of
June 30, 2017December 31, 2016
Total long-term borrowings $ 18,033 $ 18,131
Total short-term and current portion of long-term borrowings 274   358  
Total borrowings 18,307 18,489
Unamortized discount and unamortized deferred financing costs 147   156  
Total borrowings at par 18,454 18,645
Less: Settlement lines of credit and other arrangements (89 ) (84 )
Gross debt 18,365 18,561
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (493 ) (385 )
Net debt $ 17,872   $ 18,176  
   

First Data Corporation

Operating Data

(Unaudited)

(in millions)

 
Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,
2017   2016   % Change2017   2016   % Change
GBS:
North America merchant transactions(a) 12,494 11,743 6 % 23,977 22,487 7 %
International merchant transactions(b) 2,397 1,948 23 % 4,624 3,714 25 %
 
GFS:
North America card accounts on file(c) 878 826 6 % 878 826 6 %
International card accounts on file(d) 160 140 14 % 160 140 14 %
 
NSS:
Network transactions (EFT and Stored Value)(e) 5,352 4,911 9 % 10,466 9,675 8 %
(a)   North American merchant transactions include acquired Visa and MasterCard credit and signature debit, American Express and Discover, PIN-debit, electronic benefits transactions, processed-only and gateway customer transactions at the POS. North American merchant transactions reflect 100% of alliance transactions.
(b) International transactions include Visa, MasterCard, and other payment network merchant acquiring transactions for clients outside the U.S. and Canada. Transactions include credit, signature debit, PIN-debit POS, POS gateway, and ATM transactions. International merchant transaction for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 reflected an updated count of transactions. International merchant transactions reflect 100% of alliance transactions.
(c) North America card accounts on file reflect the total number of bankcard credit and retail credit accounts as of the end of the periods presented.
(d) International card accounts on file reflect the total number of bankcard and retail accounts outside the United States and Canada as of the end of the periods presented. International card accounts on file as of June 30, 2016 reflect an updated cards on account total.
(e) Network transactions include the debit issuer processing transactions, STAR Network issuer transactions, Payroll and Gift Solutions and POS transactions.

First Data Corporation

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Investor Relations
First Data
212-266-3565
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or
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