Global Cash Access Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

11/04/09
Global Cash Access Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results
  • Agreement in principle to settle Arizona licensing issue
  • Renews and extends Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun relationships
  • Settles USA Payments litigation and Electronic Fund Transfer Act class action
  • Cash EPS, $0.18 per share, up 6%

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2009-- Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:GCA) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results

For the quarter ended September 30, 2009, revenues were $164.3 million, a decrease of 11% over the $185.1 million in revenues recorded in the same quarter last year. Operating income was $17.5 million, a decrease of 18% over the $21.3 million recognized in the prior year’s third quarter. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) (see Non-GAAP Financial Information below) was $21.7 million, a decrease of 17% compared to the same period in the prior year’s third quarter. Income from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2009 was $13.1 million, down 5% from the third quarter of 2008. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.11 in the third quarter of 2009 (on 73.8 million diluted shares) as compared to $0.11 in the third quarter of 2008 (on 76.7 million diluted shares). Cash earnings per share from continuing operations (“Cash EPS”) (see Non-GAAP Financial Information below) were $0.18 in the third quarter of 2009, a 6% increase from the $0.17 reported in the prior year’s third quarter.

“Business conditions in the gaming industry clearly remain challenging. Given this environment, we continue to focus on managing costs and bringing key issues to resolution. We are very pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement in principle with the Arizona Department of Gaming that settles all of the Department’s concerns. Upon our completion of the settlement documents, the Department will be issuing a renewal of our certification, upon which, we believe, all licensing concerns in Arizona will be behind us. Also, during the quarter, we successfully resolved our dispute with USA Payments, we completed the migration of our platform to TSYS and we settled the Electronic Fund Transfer Act class action,” said Scott Betts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Cash Access.

“We are also very pleased to announce that we have renewed and extended both the Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun relationships, two of our most important clients. We remain focused on our long-term business strategy despite some of the near-term revenue challenges we see across many geographies. GCA has always been at the forefront of cash access technology as proven by our patent portfolio and we are firmly committed to delivering the next generation of solutions to our clients. We believe our pipeline of proposed technology has the potential to drive unique efficiencies to gaming establishments and their patrons,” concluded Mr. Betts.

2009 Outlook

The Company continues to observe weakness in the markets it serves and believes this weakness will continue for the foreseeable future. The Company now believes that revenue will be between $677 and $681 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, somewhat above the $671 million reported in the prior year. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between $0.43 and $0.45. Cash earnings per share are expected to be between $0.70 and $0.72. EBITDA is now expected to be between $88 and $90 million.

The foregoing expectations reflect the following assumptions:

  • Expense investments in product and processing platforms of between $2 and $4 million;
  • An effective tax rate for the full year of approximately 38%;
  • Cash outlays for capital expenditures of approximately $7 million; and
  • Fully diluted shares outstanding for the full year of approximately 75 million.

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its third quarter 2009 results today at 5:00 p.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (866) 730-5771 or for international callers (857) 350-1595; the conference ID is 99180477. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888 for international callers; the conference ID is 64976997. The call will be webcast live from the Company's website at www.gcainc.com under the investor relations section.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In order to enhance investor understanding of the underlying trends in our business and to provide for better comparability between periods in different years, the Company is providing EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and Cash EPS on a supplemental basis. Reconciliations between GAAP measures and non-GAAP measures and between actual results and adjusted results are provided at the end of this press release. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and Cash EPS are not measures of financial performance under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”). Accordingly, they should not be considered a substitute for net income, operating income or other income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this press release, other than statements that are purely historical, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “going forward,” “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “seek,” “estimate” and similar expressions also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, (a) our belief that there will be no issues or concerns with any Arizona tribal gaming regulatory authority upon issuance of a renewal of our certification by the Arizona Department of Gaming; (b) our belief that our pipeline of proposed technology has the potential to drive unique efficiencies to gaming establishments and their customers; (c); our belief that the continued weakness in the markets we serve will continue for the foreseeable future; (d) our 2009 revenue, diluted earnings per share, cash earnings per share expectations and EBITDA and the assumptions upon which they are based; (e) our intention that our expense investment in platforms will be between $2 and $4 million; (f) our expectation that our effective tax rate for the full year 2009 will be approximately 38%; (g) our expectation that cash outlays for capital expenditures will be approximately $7 million; (h) our assumption that there will be approximately 75 million diluted shares issued; and (i) our belief that EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and Cash EPS are widely-referenced financial measures in the financial markets and our belief that references to the foregoing is helpful to investors.

Our beliefs, expectations, forecasts, objectives, anticipations, intentions and strategies regarding the future, including without limitation those concerning expected operating results, revenues and earnings are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: (a) unexpected events that may delay or prohibit a final settlement with the Arizona Department of Gaming or that may give rise to issues with any Arizona tribal gaming regulatory authority; (b) unexpected events that may delay or prohibit our proposed technology, including licensing and regulatory issues or unexpected changes in the market place,; (c) unexpected changes in the market and economic conditions; (d) reduced demand for or increased competition with our products and services that affects our 2009 revenue, diluted earnings per share, cash earnings per share and EBITDA; (e) unexpected events that may require us to incur additional expense investment in our platforms; (f) unexpected adjustments to average 30-day LIBOR or the amount of outstanding balances subject to 30-day LIBOR; (g) with respect to our expectation that our effective tax rate will be approximately 38% for the full year 2009 (i) incurrence of expenses that are not deductible for tax purposes, and (ii) the entry into business lines or foreign countries with tax structures different from the ones we are currently subject to; (h) unexpected events that may require capital expenditures to materially differ from those expected; and (i) unanticipated share issuances or redemptions, and (i) inaccuracies in our assumptions as to the financial measures that investors use or the manner in which such financial measures may be used by such investors.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to additional risks and uncertainties set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-133996), our Annual Report filed on Form 10-K (No. 001-32622) on March 13, 2009 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We do not intend, and assume no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

About Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.

Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access, Inc. (“GCA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to over 1,100 casinos and other gaming properties in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Asia. GCA's products and services provide gaming patrons access to cash through a variety of methods, including ATM cash withdrawals, point-of-sale debit card transactions, credit card cash advances, check verification and warranty services, and Western Union money transfers. GCA also provides products and services that improve credit decision-making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments. With its proprietary database of gaming patron credit history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons worldwide, GCA is recognized for successfully developing and deploying technological innovations that increase client profitability, operational efficiency and customer loyalty. More information is available at GCA's Web site at www.gcainc.com.

 
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands, except par value)
(unaudited)
   

September 30,

December 31,

2009

2008
ASSETS
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 73,712 $ 77,148
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 369 388
Settlement receivables 4,241 51,604
Other receivables, net 17,621 16,759
Prepaid and other assets 11,145 11,867
Assets held for sale - 1,540
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net 20,579 24,419
Goodwill, net 174,328 183,929
Other intangibles, net 29,757 34,982
Deferred income taxes, net   155,992     156,514  
 
Total assets $ 487,744   $ 559,150  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
LIABILITIES:
Settlement liabilities $ 36,542 $ 79,150
Accounts payable 31,947 35,561
Accrued expenses 14,587 17,811
Borrowings   250,000     265,750  
 
Total liabilities   333,076     398,272  
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (NOTE 5)
 
Retained earnings
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 500,000 shares authorized and 84,184
and 82,961 shares issued at September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008,
respectively. 83 83
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000 shares authorized and 0 shares
outstanding at September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively. - -
Additional paid in capital 180,943 172,119
Retained earnings 64,044 37,659
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,039 1,243
Treasury stock, at cost, 12,632 and 6,017 shares at September 30, 2009 and
December 31, 2008, respectively.   (92,371 )   (50,226 )
 
Total Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity 154,738 160,878
Minority interest   (70 )   -  
 
Total stockholders' equity   154,668     160,878  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 487,744   $ 559,150  
 

GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(amounts in thousands, except per share)
(unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30,

September 30,

2009 2008 2009 2008
REVENUES
 
Cash Advance $ 69,741 $ 89,102 $ 225,899 $ 244,320
ATM 81,544 79,863 252,585 210,670
Check Services 9,464 12,962 30,791 31,479
Central Credit and other revenues   3,570     3,132     9,689     8,883  
 
Total revenues 164,319 185,059 518,964 495,352
 
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) (123,996 ) (136,694 ) (390,662 ) (362,226 )
Operating expenses (18,595 ) (22,229 ) (58,722 ) (61,681 )
Amortization (1,883 ) (1,955 ) (6,212 ) (4,546 )
Depreciation   (2,376 )   (2,865 )   (7,338 )   (6,702 )
 
OPERATING INCOME   17,469     21,316     56,030     60,197  
 
INTEREST INCOME (EXPENSE), NET
Interest income 63 287 262 1,735
Interest expense   (4,463 )   (7,814 )   (13,886 )   (23,034 )
 
Total interest income (expense), net   (4,400 )   (7,527 )   (13,624 )   (21,299 )
 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME
TAX PROVISION 13,069 13,789 42,406 38,898
 
INCOME TAX PROVISION   (4,966 ) (5,385 )   (16,114 ) (15,976 )
 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX 8,103 8,404 26,292 22,922
 
INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS,
NET OF TAX   -     156     44     (4,006 )
 
NET INCOME 8,103 8,560 26,336 18,916
PLUS: NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO MINORITY INTEREST   12     -     45     86  
 
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO GLOBAL CASH ACCESS
HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   8,115     8,560     26,381     19,002  
 
Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax   345     (346 )   796     (407 )
 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $ 8,460   $ 8,214   $ 27,177   $ 18,595  
 
Basic net income per share of common stock:
Continuing operations $ 0.11   $ 0.11   $ 0.35   $ 0.30  
Discontinued operations $ -   $ -   $ -   $ (0.05 )
Basic net income per share of common stock $ 0.11   $ 0.11   $ 0.35   $ 0.25  
 
Diluted net income per share of common stock:
Continuing operations $ 0.11   $ 0.11   $ 0.34   $ 0.30  
Discontinued operations $ -   $ -   $ -   $ (0.05 )
Diluted net income per share of common stock $ 0.11   $ 0.11   $ 0.34   $ 0.25  
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 72,182 76,723 75,692 76,801
Diluted 73,845 76,724 76,566 76,801
 
 
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
           
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 8,103 $ 8,513 $ 26,336 $ 18,867
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by
operating activities:
Amortization of financing costs 243 243 729 729
Amortization of intangibles 1,884 1,859 6,296 4,546
Depreciation 2,376 2,863 7,338 6,702
Provision for bad debts 1,742 2,454 5,952 14,198
Loss on sale of or disposal of assets - - 26 -
Deferred income taxes 4,131 5,419 12,358 13,483
Stock-based compensation 2,164 2,354 6,203 6,690
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Settlement receivables 30,393 17,662 46,804 29,202
Other receivables, net (3,024 ) 724 (2,254 ) (9,234 )
Prepaid and other assets (1,019 ) (936 ) 87 (926 )
Settlement liabilities (5,982 ) (39,959 ) (42,083 ) (60,602 )
Accounts payable (2,755 ) (799 ) (4,011 ) 8,660
Accrued expenses (3,600 ) (8,288 ) (4,955 ) (7,258 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 34,656   (7,891 ) 58,826   25,057  
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Certegy Gaming Acquisition, net of cash - - - (24,819 )
Cash Systems, Inc. Acquisition, net of cash - (29,916 ) - (29,916 )
Purchase of property, equipment and leasehold improvements
and other intangibles (1,751 ) (2,697 ) (5,297 ) (7,536 )
Other 250   (1 ) (18 ) 994  
 
Net cash used in investing activities (1,501 ) (32,614 ) (5,315 ) (61,277 )
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Borrowings under credit facility - 37,000 - 121,000
Repayments under credit facilty (250 ) (36,250 ) (15,750 ) (88,480 )
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 2,428 - 2,621 -
Purchase of treasury stock (5,868 ) (62 ) (42,028 ) (9,462 )
 
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (3,690 ) 688   (55,157 ) 23,058  
 
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008  
NET EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS $ 230   $ 1,116   $ (1,790 ) $ 1,492  
 
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 29,695 (38,701 ) (3,436 ) (11,670 )
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - Beginning of period 44,017   98,094   77,148   71,063  
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - End of period $ 73,712   $ 59,393   $ 73,712   $ 59,393  
 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
Cash paid for interest $ 7,528   $ 10,409   $ 16,889   $ 25,371  
Cash paid for taxes, net of refunds $ 765   $ 64   $ 3,670   $ 575  
 
 

OTHER DATA:

2009 2008 2009 2008
Aggregate dollar amount processed (in billions):
Cash advance $ 1.4 $ 1.8 $ 4.5 $ 4.9
ATM 3.6 3.9 11.2 10.4
Check warranty 0.4 0.5 1.3 1.3
 
Number of transactions completed (in millions):
Cash advance 2.8 3.3 9.1 9.1
ATM 20.7 21.3 64.7 56.8
Check warranty 1.5 1.9 5.0 4.8
 
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Diluted Cash Earnings Per Share from

Continuing Operations to Diluted Earnings Per Share

from Continuing Operations, and Operating Income to EBITDA
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
       
Three months ended Nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008
Reconciliation of income from continuing operations to

diluted cash earning

 
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $ 8,103 $ 8,404 $ 26,292 $ 22,922
Plus: deferred tax amortization related to acquired goodwill   4,969   4,455   14,906   14,077
Cash earnings $ 13,072 $ 12,859 $ 41,198 $ 36,999
Diluted cash earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.18 $ 0.17 $ 0.54 $ 0.48
 
Reconciliation of operating income to EBITDA
Operating income $ 17,469 $ 21,316 $ 56,030 $ 60,197
Plus: amortization 1,883 1,955 6,212 4,546
depreciation   2,376   2,865   7,338   6,702
EBITDA $ 21,728 $ 26,136 $ 69,580 $ 71,445
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
Diluted   73,845   76,724   76,566   76,801

 

Source: Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.

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