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ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, today announced financial results for the period ended December 31, 2012. Management will host a conference call at 8:30 am EST to discuss these results as well as 2013 guidance. Interested persons may access a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference at
www.aciworldwide.com/investors or use the following numbers for dial in participation: US/Canada: (866) 914-7436, International/Local: +1 (817) 385-9117. Please provide your name, the conference name ACI Worldwide, Inc. and conference code 98146721. There will be a replay available for two weeks on (855) 859-2056 for US/Canada Dial-In and +1 (404) 537- 3406 for International/Local Dial-In participants.
“We closed out a transitional 2012 with record revenues, sales bookings and earnings,” said Chief Executive Officer Philip Heasley. “With the S1 integration substantially complete, we are excited to enter 2013 well positioned to accelerate our growth objectives. Further, the proposed acquisition of Online Resources will add a highly strategic electronic bill payment platform to the ACI suite of products, enabling us to be the Universal Payments Platform company”, continued Mr. Heasley.
Sales bookings in the quarter totaled $309 million, an increase of $138 million, or 81%, over prior year quarter. Sales net of term extensions in the quarter totaled $198 million, an increase of $81 million, or 69%, over the prior-year quarter. S1 contributed $81 million to sales in the quarter. Historical ACI sales increased $57 million, or 33%, over prior year quarter sales bookings of $171 million.
For the year 2012, sales totaled $766 million, an increase of $210 million, or 38%, as compared with $556 million last year. S1 contributed $189 million to sales for the year.
60-month backlog increased $49 million in the quarter to $2.416 billion as compared to $2.367 billion as of September 30, 2012. 12-month backlog increased $12 million to $596 million as compared to $584 million at September 30, 2012.