Global Payments Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Earnings
Establishes Fiscal 2015 Cash Earnings Per Share Growth Expectations of 10% to 12%
Board Expands Total Share Repurchase Authorization to $320 Million
ATLANTA, July 29, 2014 -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended May 31, 2014.
“I am pleased with Global Payments’ strong financial performance for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year. During fiscal 2014, we grew cash earnings per share 13 percent, returned over $450 million dollars to shareholders and completed a $420 million acquisition to further diversify distribution in our largest market and complement our focus on differentiated technologies. We achieved key execution milestones, including meaningfully expanding our integrated solutions business in the U.S., delivering solid performance in Canada and adding to our direct distribution channels in Asia,” said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments Inc. “In fiscal 2015, we will continue to focus on our direct distribution strategy by leveraging our global technology platforms to deliver new, innovative products and services, driving operating margin expansion and delivering double-digit cash earnings per share growth.”
Full-Year 2014 Summary
Revenues grew 8% to $2.55 billion, compared to $2.38 billion in fiscal 2013.
Cash diluted earnings per share1grew 13% to $4.12, compared to $3.65 in the prior fiscal year.
GAAP full-year diluted earnings per share of $3.37, compared to $2.76 diluted earnings per share in the prior year.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Summary
Revenues grew 9% to $674.0 million, compared to $618.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
Cash diluted earnings per share grew 11% to $1.09, compared to $0.98 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.72, compared to $0.53 in the fourth quarter of 2013.
For the full year of fiscal 2015, the company expects annual revenue of $2.69 billion to $2.76 billion, or 6% to 8% growth over fiscal 2014. The company also expects annual diluted earnings per share on a cash basis of $4.52 to $4.62, reflecting growth of 10% to 12% over fiscal 2014. Annual fiscal 2015 GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be $3.76 to $3.86.
1 See Schedule 2 for Cash Earnings and Schedule 6 and 7 for Reconciliations of Cash Earnings to GAAP.
The following information was filed by Global Payments Inc (GPN) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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Ticker: GPN CIK: 1123360 Form Type:10-K Annual Report Accession Number: 0001123360-14-000033 Submitted to the SEC: Tue Jul 29 2014 5:14:21 PM EST Accepted by the SEC: Tue Jul 29 2014 Period: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Industry: Business Services