Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. Key financial highlights include:
Vs. Q4 2011
Diluted EPS – GAAP
Adjusted Diluted EPS – Non-GAAP
A reconciliation between earnings per share on a GAAP basis and adjusted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis is provided after the Forward-Looking Statements discussion. Adjusted Diluted EPS exceeded the high end of the range in the prior outlook due to strong operating performance, particularly in Financial Services, and a better than expected effective income tax rate. In addition, GAAP diluted EPS included a loss of $0.07 per share related to the early retirement of debt.