CSI REPORTS GROWTH IN THIRD QUARTER REVENUES AND NET INCOME
Net Income Up 34.4% to $8.3 Million
PADUCAH, Ky. (January 5, 2017) – Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) today reported higher revenues and net income for the third quarter and nine months ended November 30, 2016, compared with the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.
CSI’s revenues grew 11.9% to $60.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $54.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Net income increased by 34.4% to $8.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $6.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Net income per share increased by 34.1% to $0.59 for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $0.44 for the prior year’s third quarter.
“CSI’s revenues picked up momentum in the third quarter and benefited from sales to new customers, increased cross sales and growth in transaction volume,” stated Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Powless. “We expect to report record revenues and net income for fiscal 2017 based on our pipeline of new business, increased cross-sales to existing customers and higher revenue from transaction-based services. We recently signed several prominent customers for our regulatory compliance solutions, and we believe these additions highlight our excellent services and our improved market visibility.”
Third Quarter Results
Consolidated revenues increased 11.9% to $60.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $54.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. The growth in revenues was primarily driven by the addition of new customers, cross-sales to existing customers, growth in transaction volume from existing customers, and an increase in early contract termination fees, partially offset by the effect of lost business. Revenues included early contract termination fees of $1.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $41,000 in the third quarter of 2016. These fees can be generated when an existing customer is acquired by another financial institution and can vary significantly from period to period based on the number and size of customers that are acquired and how early in the contract term a customer is acquired.
Revenues were higher due primarily to growth in mobile and Internet banking services, debit card transaction processing and plastic card replacements, homeland security and fraud prevention services, and infrastructure network and security management services, partially offset by lower transaction item capture revenue and lower non-recurring revenues from third-party equipment, software, and maintenance agreement resale arrangements.
Operating income increased 31.6% to $13.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with $10.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Operating margin rose to 22.2% in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with 18.9% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 and benefited from the 11.9% growth in revenues and operating expenses that rose only 7.3% compared with the third quarter of last fiscal year.
Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was up 34.4% to $8.3 million compared with $6.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Net income per share increased 34.1% to $0.59 for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 on 14.0 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with $0.44 for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 on 14.1 million weighted average shares outstanding.
“We ended the third quarter with a very strong balance sheet,” Powless said. “Our cash flow from operations rose 20% to $44.6 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 and contributed to our total cash position rising 119% to $38.4 million since the same time last year. At the end of the quarter, we had no long-term debt and had available lines of credit to fund future growth opportunities.
“During the first nine months of fiscal 2017, we invested approximately $11.3 million in new property, equipment and software. We also returned $10.9 million to shareholders in cash dividends and repurchased $1.2 million in CSI shares. We will continue to focus on using our cash generated from operations to invest in our business and return a portion of our earnings to shareholders.”
During the third quarter, CSI’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.28 per share. The dividend was paid on December 27, 2016, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 1, 2016.”
Nine Months Results
Consolidated revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 rose 4.3% to $174.6 million compared with $167.4 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2016. CSI’s increase in revenues for the first nine months was driven primarily by the addition of new customers, cross-sales to existing customers and increases in transaction volumes from existing customers, partially offset by a decrease in early contract termination fees of $2.0 million. Early contract termination fees were $2.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared to $4.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Early contract termination fees generated during the first nine months of fiscal 2016 were unusually high due to a higher level of merger and acquisition activity among community banks that resulted in recognition of these fees as CSI customer banks were acquired and merged into other financial institutions that were not CSI customers.
Operating income increased 6.9% to $37.6 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared with $35.2 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Operating margin rose to 21.6% in the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared with 21.0% in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
Net income for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 rose 9.2% to $23.3 million compared with $21.3 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Net income per share increased 9.9% to $1.66 for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 compared with $1.51 the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
About Computer Services, Inc.
Computer Services, Inc. delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet solutions, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory 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, and have resulted in the company’s inclusion in such top industry-wide rankings as the FinTech 100, Talkin’ Cloud 100 and MSPmentor Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers List. CSI’s stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit www.csiweb.com.
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