FleetCor Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

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FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc.

Raises 2016 Guidance

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2016-- FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT), a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

“We reported another solid quarter, despite the continuation of the unfavorable macro-environment. Importantly, our fundamentals continued to be strong and organic revenue growth was approximately 9% in the quarter, on a constant fuel price, currency, and spread basis,” said Ron Clarke, chairman and chief executive officer, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. “We are also pleased to announce the signing of our new Speedway partnership agreement and have received unconditional regulatory approval from CADE for the STP acquisition, which we expect to close in the third quarter.”

Financial Results for Second Quarter 2016:

GAAP Results

  • Total revenues increased 3% to $417.9 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $404.6 million in the second quarter of 2015.
  • GAAP net income increased 16% to $114.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $98.7 million in the second quarter of 2015.
  • GAAP net income per diluted share increased 15% to $1.21 in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $1.05 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015.

Non-GAAP Results1

  • Adjusted revenues1 (revenues, net less merchant commissions) increased 3% to $395.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $382.9 million in the second quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted net income1 increased 6% to $147.1 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $138.9 million in the second quarter of 2015.
  • Adjusted net income per diluted share1 increased 5% to $1.56 in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $1.48 in the second quarter of 2015.

“We believe macro-economic headwinds impacted our business in the second quarter by approximately $25 million in revenue or approximately $0.15 in adjusted net income per diluted share on a year over year basis,” said Eric Dey, chief financial officer FleetCor Technologies, Inc. “We are raising our guidance to reflect our second quarter results compared to our internal expectations, an improved macro-economic outlook for fuel prices, and the expected early adoption of the new accounting rules for stock based compensation in the third quarter.”

Fiscal Year 2016 Outlook:

For fiscal-year 2016, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. financial guidance is as follows:

  • Total revenues between $1,740 million and $1,780 million;
  • GAAP net income1 between $475 million and $486 million;
  • GAAP net income per diluted share1 between $5.02 and $5.12;
  • Adjusted net income1 between $627 million and $640 million; and
  • Adjusted net income per diluted share1 between $6.61 and $6.75.

FleetCor’s fiscal-year guidance assumptions for 2016 are as follows:

  • Weighted average fuel price of $2.31 for the second half of the year equal to the second quarter of 2016.
  • Market spreads returning to normalized levels for the second half of 2016, down approximately $10 million versus 2015.
  • Foreign exchange rates equal to the seven day average ended July 13, 2016.
  • SVS business is retained for 2016.
  • Expected early adoption of the new accounting rules for stock options in the third quarter. The impact is projected to lower our effective tax rate for the balance of the year and will impact GAAP and adjusted net income per diluted share positively by approximately $0.05-$0.07 per share. The favorable impact assumes a normal level of stock option exercises over the balance of the year.
  • Continued weakness in the Company’s Brazilian and Russian businesses.
  • Fully diluted shares outstanding of approximately 95.0 million shares.
  • Full year tax rate of approximately 30.0%.
  • The Travelcard acquisition in the Netherlands, although strategic in nature, will be immaterial to both revenue and profit in the second half of the year.
  • No impact related to the STP acquisition and the new Speedway partnership agreement.

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1 Reconciliations of GAAP results to non-GAAP results are provided in Exhibit 1 attached. Additional supplemental data is provided in Exhibit 2 and segment information is provided in Exhibit 3. A reconciliation of GAAP guidance to non-GAAP guidance is provided in Exhibit 4 .

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2016 financial results today at 5:00pm ET. Hosting the call will be Ron Clarke, chief executive officer, and Eric Dey, chief financial officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (855) 327-6837, or for international callers (631) 891-4304. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176 or (858) 384-5517 for international callers; the conference ID is 10001428. The replay will be available until August 11, 2016. The call will be webcast live from the company's investor relations website at investor.fleetcor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about FleetCor's beliefs, expectations and future performance, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "seek," "project," "expect," "may," "will," "would," "could" or "should," the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to macro- economic conditions and estimated impact of these conditions on our operations and financial results, revenue and earnings guidance and assumptions underlying financial guidance. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, such as fuel price and spread volatility; the impact of foreign exchange rates on operations, revenue and income; the effects of general economic conditions on fueling patterns and the commercial activity of fleets; changes in credit risk of customers and associated losses; the actions of regulators relating to payment cards or resulting from investigations; failure to maintain or renew key business relationships; failure to maintain competitive offerings; failure to maintain or renew sources of financing; failure to complete, or delays in completing, anticipated new partnership arrangements or acquisitions and the failure to successfully integrate or otherwise achieve anticipated benefits from such partnerships or acquired businesses; failure to successfully expand business internationally, as well as the other risks and uncertainties identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in FleetCor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2016. FleetCor believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and FleetCor does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of such statements to reflect future events or developments.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted revenue is calculated as revenues, net less merchant commissions. Adjusted net income is calculated as net income, adjusted to eliminate (a) non-cash stock based compensation expense related to share based compensation awards, (b) amortization of deferred financing costs, discounts and intangible assets, (c) amortization of the premium recognized on the purchase of receivables, (d) our proportionate share of amortization of intangible assets at our equity method investment and (e) a non-recurring net gain at our equity method investment. The company uses adjusted revenue’s as a basis to evaluate the company’s revenues, net of the commissions that are paid to merchants to participate in our card programs. The commissions paid to merchants can vary when market spreads fluctuate in much the same way as revenues are impacted when market spreads fluctuate. The company believes this is a more effective way to evaluate the company’s revenue performance. We prepare adjusted net income to eliminate the effect of items that we do not consider indicative of our core operating performance. Adjusted revenues and adjusted net income are supplemental measures of operating performance that do not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to revenues, net, net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and our calculation thereof may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. We believe it is useful to exclude non-cash stock based compensation expense from adjusted net income because non-cash equity grants made at a certain price and point in time do not necessarily reflect how our business is performing at any particular time and stock based compensation expense is not a key measure of our core operating performance. We also believe that amortization expense can vary substantially from company to company and from period to period depending upon their financing and accounting methods, the fair value and average expected life of their acquired intangible assets, their capital structures and the method by which their assets were acquired; therefore, we have excluded amortization expense from our adjusted net income. We also believe one-time non-recurring gains do not necessarily reflect how our equity method investment and business is performing. Reconciliations of GAAP results to non-GAAP results are provided in the attached exhibit 1. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP guidance is provided in the attached exhibit 4.

Management uses adjusted revenues and adjusted net income:

  • as measurements of operating performance because they assist us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis;
  • for planning purposes, including the preparation of our internal annual operating budget;
  • to allocate resources to enhance the financial performance of our business; and
  • to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our operational strategies.

We believe adjusted revenues, adjusted net income, and adjusted net income per diluted share are key measures used by the company and investors as supplemental measures to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies in our industry. By providing these non-GAAP financial measures, together with reconciliations, we believe we are enhancing investors' understanding of our business and our results of operations, as well as assisting investors in evaluating how well we are executing strategic initiatives.

About FleetCor

FleetCor is a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses. FleetCor's payment programs enable businesses to better control employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a high volume customer base that can increase their sales and customer loyalty. FleetCor serves commercial accounts in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.FLEETCOR.com.

               
FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
   
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
 
Revenues, net $ 417,905 $ 404,605 $ 832,167 $ 820,771
 
Expenses:
Merchant commissions 22,308 21,725 50,541 49,051
Processing 80,691 74,564 160,505 155,920
Selling 31,947 27,297 58,500 53,628
General and administrative 63,586 63,388 131,180 133,110
Depreciation and amortization 48,436 48,827 84,764 96,909
Other operating, net   (231 )   (347 )   (446 )   (772 )
Operating income   171,168     169,151     347,123     332,925  
Equity method investment (income) loss (7,184 ) 5,118 (4,991 ) 7,818
Other expense, net 104 653 763 2,513
Interest expense, net   15,900     18,089     32,091     37,655  
Total other expense   8,820     23,860     27,863     47,986  
Income before income taxes 162,348 145,291 319,260 284,939
Provision for income taxes   48,163     46,613     95,103     92,108  
Net income $ 114,185   $ 98,678   $ 224,157   $ 192,831  
 
Basic earnings per share $ 1.23 $ 1.07 $ 2.42 $ 2.10
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.21 $ 1.05 $ 2.37 $ 2.05
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic shares 92,665 91,904 92,591 91,828
Diluted shares 94,549 94,050 94,437 93,992
 
       
FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and par value amounts)
 
June 30, 2016 December 31, 2015
(Unaudited)
Assets
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 493,085 $ 447,152
Restricted cash 156,014 167,492
Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $25,236 and $21,903, at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 901,291 638,954
Securitized accounts receivable - restricted for securitization investors 713,000 614,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 73,355 68,113
Deferred income taxes   7,106     8,913  
 
Total current assets   2,343,851     1,944,624  
 
Property and equipment 189,665 163,569
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization   (99,242 )   (82,809 )
 
Net property and equipment 90,423 80,760
 
Goodwill 3,557,446 3,546,034
Other intangibles, net 2,112,238 2,183,595
Equity method investment 90,803 76,568
Other assets   66,853     58,225  
 
Total assets $ 8,261,614   $ 7,889,806  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 897,057 $ 669,528
Accrued expenses 160,566 150,677
Customer deposits 503,112 507,233
Securitization facility 713,000 614,000
Current portion of notes payable and lines of credit 111,158 261,100
Other current liabilities   40,303     44,936  
 
Total current liabilities   2,425,196     2,247,474  
 
Notes payable and other obligations, less current portion 2,007,918 2,059,900
Deferred income taxes 705,130 713,428
Other noncurrent liabilities   40,665     38,957  
 
Total noncurrent liabilities   2,753,713     2,812,285  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 475,000,000 shares authorized, 120,911,444 shares issued and 92,556,276 shares outstanding at June 30, 2016; and 120,539,041 shares issued and 92,376,335 shares outstanding at December 31, 2015 121 121
Additional paid-in capital 2,032,687 1,988,917
Retained earnings 1,990,492 1,766,336
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (559,741 ) (570,811 )
Less treasury stock, 28,355,168 and 28,162,706 shares at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively (380,854 ) (354,516 )
   
Total stockholders’ equity   3,082,705     2,830,047  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 8,261,614   $ 7,889,806  
 
 
FleetCor Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Thousands)
 
    Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016         2015  
 
Operating activities
Net income $ 224,157 $ 192,831
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
Depreciation 16,311 15,096
Stock-based compensation 32,620 30,500
Provision for losses on accounts receivable 13,729 13,022
Amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts 3,651 3,517
Amortization of intangible assets 66,114 80,186
Amortization of premium on receivables 2,339 1,627
Deferred income taxes (9,248 ) (40,894 )
Equity method investment (income) loss (4,991 ) 7,818
Other non-cash operating income (446 ) (772 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions):
Restricted cash 13,555 5,790
Accounts receivable (385,451 ) (233,528 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (4,636 ) 24
Other assets (9,362 ) (2,961 )
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation (3,186 ) (9,639 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and customer deposits   253,700     135,795  
Net cash provided by operating activities   208,856     198,412  
 
 
Investing activities
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (13,167 ) (7,954 )
Purchases of property and equipment   (24,757 )   (16,234 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (37,924 )   (24,188 )
 
 
Financing activities
Excess tax benefits related to stock-based compensation 3,186 9,639
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 7,964 7,105
Repurchase of common stock (26,037 ) -
Borrowings on securitization facility, net 99,000 89,000
Principal payments on notes payable (51,750 ) (51,750 )
Payments on revolver - A Facility (290,000 ) (276,818 )
Borrowings from revolver - A Facility 140,000
Borrowings from swing line of credit, net 9,441
Payment of contingent consideration (39,808 )
Other   (666 )   (145 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (118,303 )   (253,336 )
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash   (6,696 )   (13,782 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 45,933 (92,894 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   447,152     477,069  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 493,085   $ 384,175  
 
Supplemental cash flow information
Cash paid for interest $ 30,361   $ 38,883  
 
Cash paid for income taxes $ 64,345   $ 30,234  
 
               
Exhibit 1
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES AND PRO FORMA INFORMATION
(In thousands, except shares and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                             
The following table reconciles revenues, net to adjusted revenues:
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
 
Revenues, net $ 417,905 $ 404,605 $ 832,167 $ 820,771
Merchant commissions   22,308     21,725     50,541     49,051  
Total adjusted revenues $ 395,597   $ 382,880   $ 781,626   $ 771,720  
 
                             
The following table reconciles net income to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share:
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016     2015     2016     2015  
Net income $ 114,185 $ 98,678 $ 224,157 $ 192,831
 
Stock based compensation 17,434 13,549 32,620 30,500
Amortization of intangible assets 38,752 40,415 66,114 80,186
Amortization of premium on receivables 1,349 814 2,339 1,627
Amortization of deferred financing costs and discounts 1,829 1,773 3,651 3,517
Amortization of intangibles at equity method investment 2,824 2,667 5,127 5,372
Non recurring net gain at equity method investment (10,845 ) - (10,845 ) -
       
Total pre-tax adjustments 51,343 59,218 99,006 121,202
 
Income tax impact of pre-tax adjustments at the effective tax rate* (18,427 ) (18,999 ) (31,809 ) (39,179 )
       
Adjusted net income $ 147,101   $ 138,898   $ 291,354   $ 274,854  
Adjusted net income per diluted share $ 1.56 $ 1.48 $ 3.09 $ 2.92
 
Diluted shares 94,549 94,050 94,437 93,992
 

* Excludes the results of our equity method investment on our effective tax rate, as results from our equity method investment are reported within the Consolidated Income Statements on a post-tax basis and no tax-over-book outside basis differences related to our equity method investment reversed during 2016.

                       
Exhibit 2
Transaction Volume, Revenues and Adjusted Revenue, Per Transaction and by Segment
(In thousands except revenues, net per transaction and adjusted revenues per transaction)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016   2015 Change % Change   2016   2015 Change % Change
 

NORTH AMERICA

- Transactions2 411,611 389,410 22,201 5.7 % 846,093 774,194 71,899 9.3 %
- Revenues, net per transaction $ 0.73 $ 0.73 $ 0.00 0.1 % $ 0.71 $ 0.75 $ (0.04 ) -5.2 %
- Revenues, net $ 301,126 $ 284,576 $ 16,550 5.8 % $ 604,674 $ 583,389 $ 21,285 3.6 %
 

INTERNATIONAL

- Transactions 53,412 45,674 7,738 16.9 % 105,950 92,453 13,497 14.6 %
- Revenues, net per transaction $ 2.19 $ 2.63 $ (0.44 ) -16.8 % $ 2.15 $ 2.57 $ (0.42 ) -16.4 %
- Revenues, net $ 116,779 $ 120,029 $ (3,250 ) -2.7 % $ 227,493 $ 237,382 $ (9,889 ) -4.2 %
                                         
 

FLEETCOR CONSOLIDATED REVENUES

- Transactions2 465,023 435,084 29,939 6.9 % 952,043 866,647 85,396 9.9 %
- Revenues, net per transaction $ 0.90 $ 0.93 $ (0.03 ) -3.4 % $ 0.87 $ 0.95 $ (0.07 ) -7.7 %
- Revenues, net $ 417,905 $ 404,605 $ 13,300 3.3 % $ 832,167 $ 820,771 $ 11,396 1.4 %
                                         
                                         
 

FLEETCOR CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED REVENUES1

- Transactions2 465,023 435,084 29,939 6.9 % 952,043 866,647 85,396 9.9 %
- Adjusted revenues per transaction $ 0.85 $ 0.88 $ (0.03 ) -3.3 % $ 0.82 $ 0.89 $ (0.07 ) -7.8 %
- Adjusted revenues $ 395,597 $ 382,880 $ 12,717 3.3 % $ 781,626 $ 771,720 $ 9,906 1.3 %
                                                             
1Adjusted revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as revenues, net less merchant commissions. The Company believes this measure is a more effective way to evaluate the Company's revenue performance. Refer to Exhibit 1 for a reconciliation of revenues, net to adjusted revenues.
 

2Includes approximately 313 million and 296 million transactions for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and 655 million and 597 million transactions for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, related to our SVS business acquired with Comdata in the fourth quarter of 2014.

 

Sources of Revenue3

  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2016   2015   Change   % Change 2016   2015   Change   % Change
Revenue from customers and partners   54.2%   52.7%   1.5% 2.8%   54.4%   52.1%   2.3% 4.4%
Revenue from merchants and networks 45.8% 47.3% -1.5% -3.2% 45.6% 47.9% -2.3% -4.8%
 
Revenue directly tied to fuel-price spreads 9.8% 10.3% -0.5% -4.9% 11.2% 12.0% -0.8% -6.7%
Revenue directly influenced by absolute price of fuel 15.0% 16.5% -1.5% -9.1% 14.4% 15.6% -1.2% -7.7%
Revenue from program fees, late fees, interest and other 75.2% 73.2% 2.0% 2.7% 74.4% 72.4% 2.0% 2.8%
 
3Expressed as a percentage of consolidated revenue.
 
Exhibit 3
Segment Results
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
      Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,

2016

 

2015

2016

 

2015

Revenues, net:
North America $ 301,126 $ 284,576 $ 604,674 $ 583,389
International   116,779     120,029     227,493     237,382  
$ 417,905   $ 404,605   $ 832,167   $ 820,771  
 
Operating income:
North America $ 117,611 $ 109,584 $ 231,461 $ 219,350
International   53,557     59,567     115,662     113,575  
$ 171,168   $ 169,151   $ 347,123   $ 332,925  
 
Depreciation and amortization:
North America $ 32,180 $ 32,021 $ 63,612 $ 63,943
International   16,256     16,806     21,152     32,966  
$ 48,436   $ 48,827   $ 84,764   $ 96,909  
 
Capital expenditures:
North America $ 8,579 $ 3,793 $ 16,521 $ 8,017
International   4,439     4,336     8,236     8,217  
$ 13,018   $ 8,129   $ 24,757   $ 16,234  
Exhibit 4
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP GUIDANCE MEASURES
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
The following table reconciles 2016 financial guidance for net income to adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share, at both ends of the range:
 
  2016 GUIDANCE
Low*   High*
Net income $ 475 $ 486
Net income per diluted share $ 5.02 $ 5.12
 
Stock based compensation 66 66
Amortization of intangible assets, premium on receivables, deferred financing costs and discounts 157 157
Amortization of intangibles at equity method investment 10 10
Non recurring net gain at equity method investment (11 ) (11 )
   
Total pre-tax adjustments 221 221
 
Income tax impact of pre-tax adjustments at the effective tax rate** (67 ) (67 )
   
Adjusted net income $ 627   $ 640  
Adjusted net income per diluted share $ 6.61 $ 6.75
 
Diluted shares 95 95
* Columns may not calculate due to impact of rounding.
** Excludes the results of our equity method investment on our effective tax rate, as results from our equity method investment are reported within the Consolidated Income Statements on a post-tax basis and no tax-over-book outside basis differences related to our equity method investment reversed during 2016.

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