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Vantiv Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
Vantiv's Strong Position in the Payments Market and Key Strategic Assets
CINCINNATI, Oct. 30, 2014 - Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) ("Vantiv" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Given Vantiv's strong position in the payments market and assembly of key strategic assets, revenue increased 31% to $697.1 million in the third quarter as compared to $532.3 million in the prior year period, and net revenue increased 29% to $380.5 million in the third quarter as compared to $294.2 million in the prior year period as transactions increased by 26% over the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Vantiv, Inc. was $30.0 million or $0.20 per diluted share during the third quarter, as compared with $35.7 million or $0.24 per diluted share in the prior year period. Pro forma adjusted net income increased 21% in the third quarter to $96.9 million as compared to $80.0 million in the prior year period. Pro forma adjusted net income per share increased 23% to $0.49 for the third quarter as compared to $0.40 in the prior year period. (See Schedule 2 for pro forma adjusted net income and Schedule 6 for GAAP net income reconciliation to pro forma adjusted net income.)
Vantiv continues to generate superior profitability as reflected by its third quarter adjusted EBITDA margin of 48%, including impacts from the acquisition of key strategic assets. Adjusted EBITDA increased 21% to $181.5 million in the third quarter from $149.5 million in the prior year period. (See Schedule 8 for a reconciliation of GAAP net income to adjusted EBITDA.)
"This was a strong quarter," said Charles Drucker, president and chief executive officer at Vantiv. "We are assembling strategic assets and technology capabilities to expand into high growth areas of the market, and our performance this quarter shows that our strategy is working. The payments industry is changing rapidly, and we have positioned Vantiv as a leader in the future of payments."
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The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience and our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you review and consider information presented herein, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. They depend upon future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties (many of which are beyond our control) and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual future performance or results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Certain of these factors and other risk factors are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to: (i) the ability to keep pace with rapid developments and change in our industry and provide new services to our clients; (ii) competition within our industry; (iii) disclosure of unauthorized data and security breaches that expose us to liability, litigation and reputational damage; (iv) failures of our systems or systems of our third party providers; (v) our inability to expand our market share in existing markets or expand into new markets; (vi) our ability to identify acquisition, joint venture and partnership candidates and finance or integrate businesses, services or technologies that we acquire; (vii) failure to comply with applicable requirements of Visa, MasterCard or other payment networks; (viii) changes in payment network rules or standards; (ix) our ability to pass fee increases along to merchants; (x) termination of sponsorship or clearing services provided to us; (xi) increased attrition of our merchants or referral partners; (xii) inability to successfully renew or renegotiate agreements with our clients or referral partners; (xiii) reductions in overall consumer, business and government spending; (xiv) fraud by merchants or others; (xv) a decline in the use of credit, debit or prepaid cards; (xvi) consolidation in the banking and retail industries; and (xvii) the effects of governmental regulation, changes in laws and outcomes of future litigation or investigations. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of these assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results and performance is included from time to time in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the Company's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and its subsequent filings with the SEC.
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