Global Payments Reports Third Quarter 2017 Earnings and Increases 2017 Outlook

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

“We delivered another quarter of double digit organic adjusted net revenue growth, underscoring the ongoing successful execution of our technology enabled, software driven strategy,” said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer. “Our integrated and vertical markets and ecommerce and omnichannel solutions businesses, which now comprise 40% of our adjusted net revenue, provide further opportunities for sustained share gains. Additionally, we are delighted with the pace of revenue cross-sell efforts around the world from our recent acquisitions, which positions us well for future growth.”

Third Quarter 2017 Summary

  • GAAP revenues were $1,038.9 million, compared to $951.9 million in the third quarter of 2016; diluted earnings per share were $0.71 compared to $0.36 in the prior year; and operating margin was 16.6% compared to 12.6% in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted net revenue grew 12% to $930.4 million, compared to $828.4 million in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted earnings per share grew 29% to $1.15, compared to $0.89 in the third quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted operating margin expanded 110 basis points to 31.3%.

2017 Outlook

“We are very pleased with our performance in the third quarter and year-to-date period, again delivering results in excess of our targets for the business,” stated Cameron Bready, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “As a result of this strong performance and to reflect the impacts of the ACTIVE Network transaction, we are increasing our outlook for 2017. We now expect adjusted net revenue to range from $3.505 billion to $3.53 billion, or growth of 23% to 24% over 2016 and adjusted earnings per share to be in a range of $3.94 to $4.02, reflecting growth of 24% to 26% over 2016. We continue to expect adjusted operating margin to expand by as much as 120 basis points.”

Capital Allocation

Global Payments’ Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.01 per share payable December 29, 2017 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2017.

Conference Call

Global Payments’ management will host a conference call today, November 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss financial results and business highlights. Callers may access the conference call via the investor relations page of the company’s website at; or callers in North America may dial 877-674-6428 and callers outside North America may dial 970-315-0457. A replay of the call will be archived on the company’s website within two hours of the live call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Global Payments supplemented revenues, income and earnings per share information determined in accordance with GAAP by providing those measures on an adjusted basis in this earnings release to assist with evaluating performance. In addition to GAAP measures, management uses these non-GAAP measures to focus on the factors the company believes are pertinent to the daily management of our operations.

Reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure are included in the schedules to this release.

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with customers and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement and comments made by Global Payments’ management during the conference call may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including revenue, earnings estimates and management’s expectations regarding future events and developments, are forward-looking statements and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties.

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