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WEX Inc. (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of corporate card payment solutions, today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2012.
Fourth Quarter Financial Results
Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 21% to $169 million from $140.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income to common shareholders on a GAAP basis was $29.1 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared with $32.8 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter last year. The current quarter’s net income on a GAAP basis reflected several items related to the acquisition of Fleet One, including an $8.9 million charge related to the discontinuation of WEX’s OTR platform and a $1.7 million expense related to the termination of Fleet One’s MasterCard business. These items are excluded from adjusted net income.
On a non-GAAP basis, the Company's adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 9% to $41.8 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, from $38.4 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. As previously announced, fourth quarter GAAP net income and adjusted net income both included $4.8 million of deal and integration related costs associated with the acquisition of Fleet One.
For the full year 2012, revenue increased 13% to $623 million from $553 million in 2011. Net income to common shareholders on a GAAP basis was $2.48 per diluted share in 2012 compared to $3.43 per diluted share in 2011. In addition to the expenses outlined above, full year 2012 GAAP net income included an impairment charge in the third quarter related to the Company’s Australian prepaid business. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net income increased 12% to $4.06 per diluted share from $3.64 per diluted share in 2011. For the full year 2012, adjusted net income included a charge related to a retroactive change in Australian tax law that was enacted in the third quarter, as well as deal and integration costs associated with the Company’s acquisition of Fleet One.