CSI Reports Results For Second Quarter Fiscal 2013
Revenues Increase for 33rd Consecutive Quarter
PADUCAH, Ky. (October 8, 2012) – Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) today reported results for the second quarter and six months ended August 31, 2012.
Second quarter revenues rose 11.8% to $48.6 million in fiscal 2013 compared with $43.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Second quarter net income was $6.1 million, or $0.41 per diluted share compared with $6.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the second quarter of last fiscal year.
“Our growth in revenue benefited from the continued demand for our processing services and the contribution from HEIT Consulting, Inc. (HEIT) that we acquired in September 2011,” stated Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Powless. “This quarter marked our 33rd consecutive quarter of revenue growth, which reflects continued higher processing revenues generated from long-term contracts and solid growth in transaction volume from our regulatory and compliance services.
“We expect revenues and operating income to ramp up in the second half of this fiscal year due to new processing customers coming online and to continued growth from our other business units,” continued Mr. Powless. “Our first half operating expenses increased at a faster rate than our revenue growth due to higher costs associated with our Strategic Growth Initiative (SGI) and the incurrence of conversion costs to bring on major new processing customers. We expect the additional revenue from new accounts to more than offset higher expense levels in the second half of this fiscal year. For the full fiscal year, we anticipate that CSI will report higher revenues and earnings compared with the prior fiscal year.”
Second Quarter Results
Second quarter consolidated revenues rose 11.8% to $48.6 million compared with $43.5 million for the second quarter ended August 31, 2011. Processing revenues increased 1.2% to $30.8 million compared with $30.4 million in the second quarter of last year. The growth in processing revenues reflects sales to new customers, cross-sales to existing customers and increases in transaction volumes from existing customers, partially offset by lost business. Other revenues rose 36.2% to $17.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 and accounted for 36.7% of total revenues compared with $13.1 million, or 30.1% of total revenues, in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Other areas of revenue growth were the result of higher transaction volume for regulatory and compliance services, higher eBusiness group revenues, and growth in Internet banking and mobile banking services.
Second quarter operating income declined 6.8% to $9.8 million compared with $10.6 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Operating margin for the second quarter was 20.2% compared with 24.3% in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The decline in CSI’s operating income and margin was primarily due to increased personnel costs associated with staffing additions as part of SGI and higher costs associated with the conversion of new accounts compared with the second quarter of the prior fiscal year.
Net income declined 5.4% to $6.1 million in the second quarter compared with $6.4 million in the prior-year period. Net income per fully diluted share was $0.41 in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared with $0.43 in the same quarter last year. Weighted average shares outstanding were down 0.1% to14.8 million since last year due primarily to CSI shares repurchased under the Company’s stock repurchase program. CSI repurchased 52,431 shares during the first half of this fiscal year, including 33,296 in the second quarter. CSI had approximately $2.6 million available under existing stock purchase authorizations outstanding as of August 31, 2012.
CSI’s cash and cash equivalents rose to $10.4 million at August 31, 2012, up from $8.5 million at February 29, 2012. The growth in cash was largely attributable to cash flow from operations that totaled $21.9 million in the first half of fiscal 2013.
“CSI’s strong balance sheet is highlighted by our growing cash position and low debt,” said Mr. Powless. “We continue to use our cash flow from operations to invest in our business. During the first half of this fiscal year, we invested $14.1 million in new equipment and software, including $5.1 million for a new host processor. We also returned approximately $5.9 million to CSI shareholders through our cash dividend and stock repurchase programs during the first half of fiscal 2013.
“Last quarter, the Board approved a 12% increase in our cash dividend to $0.14 per share, representing the 24th consecutive annual increase in CSI’s cash dividend. We remain committed to building long-term shareholder value by investing in our company and distributing a portion of our earnings to shareholders through our stock repurchase and cash dividend programs,” concluded Mr. Powless.
Six Month Results
Consolidated revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2013 rose 15.1% to a record $96.6 million compared with $83.9 million for the same period in fiscal 2012. CSI’s growth in revenues benefited from a 3.0% increase in processing revenues and a 45.3% increase in other revenues compared with the first half of the prior fiscal year.
Operating income declined 2.6% to $19.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2013 compared with $19.9 million for the same period last year. Operating margin declined to 20.0% in the first six months of fiscal 2013 compared with 23.6% in the same period of fiscal 2012. The decrease in operating income and margin was due to increased personnel costs associated with planned staffing additions as part of SGI and higher costs associated with the conversion of new accounts.
Net income for the first six months of fiscal 2013 was $11.9 million compared with $12.0 million in the first six months of fiscal 2012. Net income per diluted share was $0.81 for the latest six month period compared with $0.82 for the same period last year.
About Computer Services, Inc.
Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory and compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers across the nation. Exceptional service, dynamic solutions and superior results are the foundation of CSI’s reputation in empowering businesses to remain competitive, compliant and profitable. CSI’s stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit www.csiweb.com.
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