Factors and Trends Impacting Our Business and Results of Operations
The majority of our revenues are generated by services priced as a percentage of the transaction value, a specified fee per transaction or a
fixed fee, or a combination. We also generate revenue based on products and specific value-added services that may or may not be related to the volume or number of transactions. These revenues depend upon a number of factors, such as demand for and
price of our products and services, the technological competitiveness of our offerings, our reputation for providing timely and reliable products and services, competition within our industry and general economic conditions.
Adjusted Net Income
We use adjusted net
income for financial and operational decision making as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons of our performance and results of operations. The adjusted net
income is also incorporated into performance metrics underlying certain share-based payments and our annual incentive plan. We believe the adjusted net income provides useful information about our performance and operating results, enhances the
overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making.
In calculating the adjusted net income, we make certain non-GAAP adjustments, as well as certain tax
adjustments, to adjust our GAAP operating results for the items discussed below. This non-GAAP measure should be considered together with GAAP operating results.
Transition, Acquisition and Integration Costs
In connection with our acquisitions, we incur costs associated with acquisitions and related integration activities, consisting primarily of
consulting fees for advisory, conversion and integration services and related personnel costs. Also included in these expenses are costs related to employee termination benefits and other transition activities. These transition, acquisition and
integration costs are included in other operating costs and general and administrative expenses.
We have granted share-based awards to certain employees and members of our board of directors and intend to continue to grant additional
share-based awards in the future. Share-based compensation is included in general and administrative expense.
Intangible Amortization Expense
These expenses represent amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations and customer portfolio and related asset
Non-operating Income (Expense)
Non-operating income (expense) primarily consist other income and expense items outside of the
Companys normal operations. See Note 1Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the notes to our audited consolidated financial statements included in Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K for more
Our effective tax rate reported in our results of operations reflects the impact of our non-controlling interest not being taxed at the statutory corporate tax rate. For purposes of calculating the adjusted net income, income tax expense is adjusted accordingly to reflect an effective tax rate assuming
conversion of Fifth Thirds non-controlling interests into shares of Class A common stock, including the income tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments
described above. The adjusted effective tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2018 is approximately 19.8% and includes the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 (Tax Reform) on U.S. federal
taxes and the inclusion of international jurisdictions due to the acquisition of Legacy Worldpay. The adjusted effective tax rate was 34.0% for the year ended December 31, 2017.
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