Global Cash Access Reports First Quarter 2010 Results

05/05/10

LAS VEGAS, May 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: GCA) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Highlights:

  • Cash EPS of $0.17
  • Revenue of $158.5 million
  • Completion of the Western Money Systems acquisition
  • Completion of $25 million share repurchase on April 8, 2010
  • Completion of $25 million debt repurchase on May 3, 2010
  • Fiscal year 2010 Cash EPS guidance increased to between $0.75 and $0.78

 

"We are encouraged that we are starting to see modest sequential stability in several of the markets we serve," said Scott Betts, the Company's president and chief executive officer. "While conditions in the gaming industry remain challenging and continue to be weak in many jurisdictions, the Company has many new and exciting initiatives in the works that we believe will contribute to our long term growth. We are continuing to increase the resources and investments in our new product programs. We announced the launch of Casino Share Intelligence (CSI) a proprietary marketing and business intelligence tool that we believe will change the way gaming operators evaluate their marketing initiatives. We believe this is the first and only tool that gives gaming operators market share, loyalty share - or 'share of wallet' - and patron share and that this new web delivered service will allow the marketing departments of gaming establishments to understand how their various programs are performing in the market."

"We are also pleased to announce that our acquisition of Western Money Systems has been completed as of today. We believe that this represents a very important step in our product and services strategy and that we will be increasingly able to integrate a true end-to-end solution that will include best in class monitoring, service levels and ease in rolling out new products. This work is well underway through our QuikTicket initiative," concluded Mr. Betts.

Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Results

Revenue was $158.5 million, a decrease of 12.8% over the $181.7 million in revenue recorded in the same quarter last year. Revenues during the quarter were adversely impacted by the continued weakness in the gaming sector and consumer revolving credit. Operating income was $15.5 million, a decrease of 19.7% over the $19.3 million recognized in the prior year's first quarter. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") (see Non-GAAP Financial Information below) were $19.9 million, a decrease of 17.4% compared to the same period in the prior year's first quarter. Income from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2010 was $11.2 million, down 23.3% from the first quarter of 2009. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.10 in the first quarter of 2010 (on 70.5 million diluted shares) as compared to $0.12 in the first quarter of 2009 (on 77.4 million diluted shares). Cash EPS were $0.17 in the first quarter of 2010, a 5.6% decrease from the $0.18 reported in the prior year's first quarter.

2010 Outlook

While the Company has seen modest sequential stability in several of the markets it serves, the Company continues to believe the timing and the extent of a recovery, if any, remains unclear and that this uncertainty will continue for the foreseeable future. The Company expects that revenue will be approximately flat to slightly down from the revenue reported in 2009. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be approximately between $0.46 and $0.49 per share and Cash EPS are now expected to be approximately between $0.75 and $0.78 per share.

The foregoing expectations reflect the following assumptions:

  • An effective tax rate for the full year of approximately 38%;
  • Cash outlays for capital expenditures of approximately $7 to $9 million; and
  • Fully diluted shares outstanding for the full year of approximately 67.5 to 68.5 million

 

Investor Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its first quarter 2010 results today at 5:00 p.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (866) 788 -0539 or for international callers (857) 350-1677; the conference ID is 74651225. 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 67327269. 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 timing and the extent of a recovery, if any, in the markets we serve remains unclear and that this uncertainty will continue for the foreseeable future; (b) our 2010 revenue, diluted earnings per share, and Cash EPS expectations and the assumptions upon which they are based; (c) our belief that gaming operators will adopt the usage of our new products and that we will be able to commercialize and integrate all of such products in an end-to-end solution; (d) our expectation that our effective tax rate for the full year 2010 will be approximately 38%; (e) our expectation that cash outlays for capital expenditures will be between approximately $7 and $9 million; (f) our assumption that there will be approximately 67.5 to 68.5 million diluted shares outstanding; and (g) 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 changes in the market and economic conditions; (b) reduced demand for or increased competition with our products and services that affects our 2010 revenue, diluted earnings per share, Cash EPS and EBITDA; (c) unexpected issues with the development or commercialization of new products and the failure of gaming operators to employ such products in an end-to-end solution; (d) unexpected events that may require capital expenditures to materially differ from those expected; (e) unexpected adjustments to average 30-day LIBOR or the amount of outstanding balances subject to 30-day LIBOR; (f) with respect to our expectation that our effective tax rate will be approximately 38% for the full year 2010 (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; (g) unanticipated share issuances or redemptions, and (h) 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 15, 2010, 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)

 

 

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 106,608 $ 84,768
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 369 369
Settlement receivables 4,834 11,001
Other receivables, net 18,303 24,523
Prepaid and other assets 9,774 10,415
Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net 17,907 19,419
Goodwill, net 174,378 174,354
Other intangibles, net 26,583 28,154
Deferred income taxes, net 144,653 148,764
Total assets $ 503,409 $ 501,767
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES:
Settlement liabilities $ 50,819 $ 61,313
Accounts payable 34,984 28,482
Accrued expenses 11,945 16,813
Borrowings 249,500 249,750
Total liabilities 347,248 356,358

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Retained earnings

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 500,000 shares authorized
and 84,109 and 83,344 shares issued and outstanding at
March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively

84 83

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000 shares authorized and 0
shares outstanding at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009,
respectively

- -
Additional paid in capital 187,796 183,486
Retained earnings 78,252 71,302
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,228 2,190

Treasury stock, at cost, 15,473 and 15,404 shares at March 31, 2010 and
December 31, 2009, respectively

(112,104 ) (111,564 )
Total Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity 156,256 145,497
Minority interest (95 ) (88 )
Total stockholders' equity 156,161 145,409
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 503,409 $ 501,767
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
March 31,
2010 2009
REVENUES:
Cash advance $ 66,013 $ 81,366
ATM 81,778 86,423
Check services 7,674 10,827
Central Credit and other revenues 3,047 3,059
Total revenues 158,512 181,675
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) (119,649 ) (137,170 )
Operating expenses (18,957 ) (20,462 )
Amortization (1,966 ) (2,220 )
Depreciation (2,417 ) (2,551 )
OPERATING INCOME 15,523 19,272
INTEREST INCOME (EXPENSE), NET
Interest income 42 114
Interest expense (4,363 ) (4,768 )
Total interest income (expense), net (4,321 ) (4,654 )

INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAX PROVISION

11,202 14,618
INCOME TAX PROVISION (4,257 ) (5,555 )
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX 6,945 9,063
INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX - 32
NET INCOME 6,945 9,095
PLUS: NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO MINORITY INTEREST 5 14

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES

6,950 9,109
Foreign currency translation, net of tax 38 (146 )
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $ 6,988 $ 8,963
Basic net income per share of common stock:
Continuing operations $ 0.10 $ 0.12
Discontinued operations $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Basic net income per share of common stock $ 0.10 $ 0.12
Diluted net income per share of common stock:
Continuing operations $ 0.10 $ 0.12
Discontinued operations $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Basic net income per share of common stock $ 0.10 $ 0.12
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
Basic 68,268 77,368
Diluted 70,513 77,368

 

GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2010 2009
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $ 6,945 $ 9,095

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

Amortization of financing costs 243 243
Amortization of intangibles 1,966 2,267
Depreciation 2,417 2,551
Gain on sale or disposal of assets (143 ) -
Provision for bad debts 1,452 2,657
Deferred income taxes 4,105 5,397
Stock-based compensation 2,120 1,840
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Settlement receivables 18,287 14,586
Other receivables, net 4,496 4,681
Prepaid and other assets 364 (128 )
Settlement liabilities (22,651 ) (32,535 )
Accounts payable 6,500 5,054
Accrued expenses (4,838 ) (3,944 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,263 11,764
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property, equipment and leasehold improvements (762 ) (1,805 )
Purchase of other intangibles (396 ) (418 )
Other - (621 )
Net cash used in investing activities (1,158 ) (2,844 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Repayments under credit facility (250 ) (15,250 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,190 -
Purchase of treasury stock (540 ) (20 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 1,400 (15,270 )

NET EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

$ 335 $ (146 )
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 21,840 (6,496 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS--Beginning of period 84,768 77,148
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS--End of period $ 106,608 $ 70,652
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
Cash paid for interest $ 7,422 $ 8,240
Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds $ 244 $ 47
OTHER DATA:
2010 2009
Aggregate dollar amount processed (in billions)
Cash advance $ 1.3 $ 1.6
ATM $ 3.6 $ 3.9
Check warranty $ 0.3 $ 0.5
Number of transactions completed (in millions)
Cash advance 2.8 3.2
ATM 20.6 22.4
Check warranty 1.3 1.8
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Diluted Cash Earnings Per Share from
Continued Operations to Diluted Earnings Per Share
from Continuing Operations, and Operating Income to EBITDA
(amounts in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2010 2009
Reconciliation of income from continuing operations to diluted cash earnings
Income from continuing operations, net of tax $

6,945

$ 9,063

Plus:

deferred tax amortization related to acquired goodwill

4,969 4,969
Cash earnings $ 11,914 $ 14,032
Diluted cash earnings per share from continuing operations $ 0.17 $ 0.18
Reconciliation of operating income to EBITDA
Operating income $ 15,523 $ 19,272

Plus:

amortization

1,966 2,220

 

depreciation 2,417 2,551
EBITDA $ 19,906 $ 24,043
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
Diluted 70,513 77,368

SOURCE: Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.

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