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For the three-month period ended September 30, 2004, Fiserv processing and services revenues were $866.3 million, a 23% increase over the $702.0 million for the third quarter of 2003. Net income per share-diluted for the third quarter of 2004 was $0.47 per share, compared to $0.41 per share for the third quarter of 2003.
For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2004, Fiserv processing and services revenues were $2,562.2 million, a 31% increase over the $1,950.1 million for the first nine months of 2003. Net income per share-diluted for the first nine months of 2004 was $1.42 per share, compared to $1.19 per share for the first nine months of 2003.
"Fiserv posted record revenues, earnings and free cash flow for the first nine months of 2004," said Leslie M. Muma, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Fiserv, Inc. "Year-to-date Year-to-date (YTD)
The period beginning at the start of the calendar year up to the current date. free cash flow in 2004 rose to $395.9 million, an increase of 24% over the prior year period. Our business model that includes high recurring re·cur
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3. To return in thought or discourse. revenue, effective acquisition integration and operating our businesses in our traditional disciplined manner continue to drive strong earnings and cash flows. We also closed two acquisitions in the third quarter and announced another acquisition subsequent to the end of the quarter. We believe we are well positioned for 2005 with a solid sales pipeline to fuel organic growth and a promising outlook for acquisitions. Our target for 2004 full-year diluted earnings per share diluted earnings per share
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"Fiserv reached a milestone during the third quarter as we celebrated our 20th anniversary," Muma added. "Fiserv was formed in 1984 through the combination of two bank processing organizations. At the time, we had $21 million in revenues, 160 clients, 350 employees and three locations. Through the efforts of our dedicated employees, we have since grown to $3.5 billion in annual revenues, 15,000 clients and 22,000 employees at over 200 locations. While it is nice to reflect on the results of the past, we are even more excited about the prospects for our next 20 years."
During the third quarter, Fiserv completed two acquisitions: Results International Systems, Inc., a provider of outsourced solutions for the property-and-casualty insurance industry and Pharmacy pharmacy, art of compounding and dispensing drugs and medication. The term is also applied to an establishment used for such purposes. Until modern times medication was prepared and dispensed by the physician himself. In the 18th cent. Fulfillment ful·fill also ful·fil
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Significant new relationships and client renewals signed during the third quarter include the following: America's Community Bankers, a trade association for community banks, endorsed Fiserv as the preferred provider of a comprehensive range of check-processing products and services to help ACB ACB American Council of the Blind
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Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq:FISV) provides information management systems and services to the financial industry including transaction processing, business process outsourcing Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain its position in and software and systems solutions. The company serves more than 15,000 clients, including banks, broker-dealers, credit unions, financial planners Financial Planner
A qualified investment professional who assists individuals and corporations meet their long-term financial objectives by analyzing the client's status and setting a program to achieve these goals. and investment advisers, insurance companies and agents, self-funded employers, lenders and savings institutions. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 38,649 at the 2000 census, but the city's population recently exceeded 40,000 people. , Fiserv reported $2.7 billion in processing and services revenues for 2003. Fiserv can be found on the Internet at www.fiserv.com.
The disclosure set forth above contains forward-looking statements forward-looking statement
A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections. , specifically Mr. Muma's statements regarding earnings targets, sales pipelines and acquisition prospects. These statements are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor Safe Harbor
1. A legal provision to reduce or eliminate liability as long as good faith is demonstrated.
2. A form of shark repellent implemented by a target company acquiring a business that is so poorly regulated that the target itself is less attractive. from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as "believes," "anticipates," or "expects," or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives or goals of the Company are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Factors that could affect results include, among others, economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, services and related products, prices and other factors discussed in the Company's prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
FISERV, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2004 2003 2004 2003 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Revenues: Processing and services $866,320 $701,956 $2,562,223 $1,950,106 Customer reimbursements 91,774 84,005 279,371 246,239 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total revenues 958,094 785,961 2,841,594 2,196,345 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Cost of revenues: Salaries, commissions and payroll related costs 339,844 325,222 1,016,851 926,352 Customer reimbursement expenses 91,774 84,005 279,371 246,239 Data processing costs and equipment rentals 52,822 55,537 164,948 159,532 Prescription costs 114,920 21,001 319,305 32,335 Other operating expenses 152,606 120,232 442,941 317,884 Depreciation and amortization 45,411 43,669 140,321 121,051 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total cost of revenues 797,377 649,666 2,363,737 1,803,393 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Operating income 160,717 136,295 477,857 392,952 Interest expense - net (4,395) (4,472) (13,613) (10,923) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income before income taxes 156,322 131,823 464,244 382,029 Income tax provision 63,965 51,411 184,055 148,991 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net income $92,357 $80,412 $280,189 $233,038 =========== =========== =========== =========== Net income per share: Basic $0.47 $0.42 $1.44 $1.21 Diluted(1, 2) $0.47 $0.41 $1.42 $1.19 Shares used in computing net income per share: Basic 195,334 193,626 194,980 193,019 Diluted 197,472 196,528 197,305 195,695 (1, 2) See notes on page 5. FISERV, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SELECTED SEGMENT INFORMATION (In thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2004 2003 2004 2003 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Processing and services revenues: Financial outsourcing, systems and services ("Financial")(1) $559,180 $510,115 $1,655,303 $1,439,438 Health plan management services ("Health") 224,066 111,875 648,917 274,172 Investment support and securities processing services ("Investment Services") 54,524 55,728 170,977 165,913 All other and corporate ("Other") 28,550 24,238 87,026 70,583 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total $866,320 $701,956 $2,562,223 $1,950,106 =========== =========== =========== =========== Operating income: Financial(1) $148,780 $119,360 $423,062 $344,213 Health 20,353 13,120 58,409 36,119 Investment Services(2) (7,502) 5,926 (4,022) 19,685 Other (914) (2,111) 408 (7,065) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total $160,717 $136,295 $477,857 $392,952 =========== =========== =========== =========== (1) In the third quarter of 2004, revenue associated with customer contractual termination and assignment fees increased by approximately $10.7 million, or $.03 per share-diluted, over the prior year comparable period. (2) During 2004, the Company's broker-dealer subsidiary, Fiserv Securities, Inc. ("FSI"), has been responding to inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") as part of its industry-wide review of mutual fund trading practices. FSI has engaged in settlement discussions with the SEC as a result of an SEC investigation of FSI with respect to these matters. As a result of these discussions, FSI recorded an additional $10 million charge in the third quarter of 2004, or $.05 per share, to bring its total reserve recorded with respect to these matters to $16 million. A portion of any settlement amount with the SEC may be non-deductible for tax purposes. While no settlement with the SEC has been reached and no assurance can be given that these matters will be settled consistent with the amounts reserved, FSI does not anticipate any further material liability arising out of the SEC investigation. FISERV, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (Unaudited) Free Cash Flow Nine months ended September 30, -------------------- (In thousands) 2004 2003 -------------------- Net cash provided by operating activities $430,264 $403,555 Changes in securities processing receivables and payables-net 75,244 35,574 -------------------- Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in securities processing receivables and payables-net 505,508 439,129 Capital expenditures, including capitalization of software costs for external customers (109,631) (118,787) -------------------- Free cash flow $395,877 $320,342 ====================
Free cash flow is measured as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in securities processing receivables Receivables
An asset designation applicable to all debts, unsettled transactions or other monetary obligations owed to a company by its debtors or customers. Receivables are recorded by a company's accountants and reported on the balance sheet, and they and include all debts owed and payables less capital expenditures including capitalization capitalization n. 1) the act of counting anticipated earnings and expenses as capital assets (property, equipment, fixtures) for accounting purposes. 2) the amount of anticipated net earnings which hypothetically can be used for conversion into capital assets. of software costs for external customers, as reported in the Company's condensed con·dense
v. con·densed, con·dens·ing, con·dens·es
1. To reduce the volume or compass of.
2. To make more concise; abridge or shorten.
a. consolidated statements of cash flows. As the changes in securities processing receivables and payables are generally offset by changes in short-term borrowings and investments, which are included in financing and investing activities, management believes it is more meaningful to analyze changes in operating cash flows Operating cash flow
Earnings before depreciation minus taxes. Measures the cash generated from operations, not counting capital spending or working capital requirements. before the changes in securities processing receivables and payables. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is useful to investors because it provides another measure of available cash flow after the Company has satisfied the capital requirements Capital requirements
Financing required for the operation of a business, composed of long-term and working capital plus fixed assets. of its operations.
Internal Revenue Growth Percentages by Segment Three months Nine months ended ended September 30, September 30, ---------------- ---------------- 2004 2003 2004 2003 ---------------- ---------------- Financial 1% 4% 1% 3% Health 28% 37% 39% 28% Investment Services (2)% (12)% 3% (10)% Other 18% 7% 23% 2% ---------------- ---------------- Total 7% 7% 9% 4% ================ ================
Internal revenue growth percentages are measured as the increase or decrease in total processing and services revenue for the current period less "acquired revenue from acquisitions" divided by total processing and services revenues from the prior year period plus "acquired revenue from acquisitions." "Acquired revenue from acquisitions" was $394.6 million ($202.4 million in the Financial segment and $192.2 million in the Health segment) for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 and represents pre-acquisition normalized revenue of acquired companies for the comparable prior year period. Internal revenue growth percentage is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is useful to investors because it provides an alternative to measure revenue growth excluding the impact of acquired revenues.