Global Payments Reports Results for Second Quarter 2019 and Increases 2019 Outlook

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Global Payments Inc. announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

"We are pleased to report double digit growth this quarter, an acceleration from terrific first quarter results and further validation of our technology-enabled strategies," said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer. "We also made substantial progress on our landmark partnership with TSYS announced in May, which we now expect to close as early as the beginning of the fourth quarter."

Sloan continued, "Our preliminary integration work with TSYS has reinforced our confidence in the value creation from the transaction, particularly the ability to drive significant revenue enhancements. We believe there are meaningful opportunities that are worldwide in scope across all three of TSYS' business segments. We look forward to a successful closing."

Second Quarter 2019 Summary

GAAP revenues were $935.2 million, compared to $833.2 million in the second quarter of 2018; diluted earnings per share were $0.77 compared to $0.68 in the prior year; and operating margin was 23.7% compared to 22.9% in 2018.

Adjusted net revenue plus network fees grew 13.4% to $1.114 billion, compared to $982.5 million in 2018.

Adjusted earnings per share grew 17.1% to $1.51, compared to $1.29 in 2018.

Adjusted operating margin expanded 100 basis points to 32.4%.

2019 Outlook

“We are delighted with our financial results for the second quarter and year-to-date period, which we delivered while simultaneously advancing our transformational merger with TSYS,” stated Cameron Bready, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Our performance positions us well to exceed our expectations for the year, despite facing further incremental headwinds from foreign currency exchange rates.

“We continue to expect adjusted net revenue plus network fees to range from $4.44 billion to $4.49 billion, reflecting growth of 12% to 13%, which includes an incremental headwind of approximately 50 basis points from foreign currency relative to our May guidance. Despite this impact, we are increasing our outlook for adjusted earnings per share to a range of $6.00 to $6.15, reflecting growth of 16% to 18% over 2018, and we now expect adjusted operating margin for 2019 to expand by up to 90 basis points,” Bready concluded.

Capital Allocation

Global Payments’ Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.01 per share payable September 27, 2019 to shareholders of record as of September 13, 2019.