HOUSTON, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics plc (Nasdaq:CATM) ("Cardtronics" or the "Company"), the world's largest ATM owner/operator, announced today its financial and operational results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Key financial statistics in the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 include:
  • Total revenues of $309.8 million, up 2% from $303.3 million (up 8% on a constant-currency basis).
  • ATM operating revenues of $294.7 million, up 1% from $291.7 million (up 7% on a constant-currency basis).
  • Gross margin of 35.5%, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • GAAP Net Income of $25.0 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, up from $14.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, positively impacted by a non-recurring tax benefit.
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted share of $0.79, up 11% from $0.71 (up 20% on a constant-currency basis).
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $77.5 million, up 6% from $73.2 million (up 13% on a constant-currency basis).

"The fourth quarter results capped another year of double-digit growth on the top and bottom line, adjusting for currency movements. We are proud of this track record of consistent delivery of strong financial performance. Looking ahead, 2017 will be a transitional year for Cardtronics with the addition of the DCPayments business and our withdrawal from the 7-Eleven locations in the U.S.," commented Steve Rathgaber, Cardtronics' chief executive officer.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Renewed and expanded our relationship with Walgreens, entering into a long-term extension to continue serving approximately 6,700 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout the U.S. and the opportunity to service additional sites later in 2017.
  • Secured ATM operating contracts representing nearly 900 locations in North America and Europe. These wins included placements at various retail and transit locations, including over 300 Allsup's Convenience Store locations in the U.S.
  • Secured an agreement with Citibank to brand over 1,900 ATMs in key U.S. markets and to provide surcharge-free ATM access for Citibank's customers at over 30,000 ATMs.
  • Acquired approximately 300 ATMs and the associated ATM operating contracts from Travelex Currency Services Inc. These ATMs are located in various shopping centers throughout the U.S.
  • Added a total of 31 new financial institutions as participants in our Allpoint Network, adding over 1.1 million cards that will have surcharge-free ATM access to our network.
  • Renewed a long-term placement agreement with 7-Eleven Canada for approximately 500 ATMs and a long-term agreement with Scotiabank to brand those ATMs.
  • Completed the acquisition of DirectCash Payments Inc. ("DCPayments"), a leading operator of approximately 25,000 ATMs with primary operations in Australia, Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, and Mexico. Through the acquisition of DCPayments, we have entered Australia and New Zealand as a leading ATM service provider, with approximately 11,200 ATMs.
  • Completed the acquisition of Spark ATM Systems ("Spark"), an independent ATM deployer in South Africa, with a growing network of approximately 2,600 ATMs.

See the Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information later in this earnings release for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income per diluted share, Free Cash Flow, and certain other non-GAAP measures on a constant-currency basis. For additional information, including reconciliations to the most comparable financial measure recognized under accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP"), see the supplemental schedules of selected financial information in this earnings release.

FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

Consolidated revenues totaled $309.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, representing a 2% increase from $303.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. ATM operating revenues were up 1% from the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusting for movements in currency exchange rates, ATM operating revenues were up approximately 7% from the fourth quarter of 2015, driven by a combination of acquisition-related and organic growth.

ATM operating revenues in North America were up 4% in the fourth quarter of 2016 while ATM operating revenues in Europe decreased 6% compared to the same period in 2015, adversely impacted by movements in foreign currency exchange rates. On a constant-currency basis, ATM operating revenues in Europe increased 13%, driven primarily by organic growth. The recent appreciation in the U.S. dollar relative to the British pound significantly impacted the Company's reported revenues and profits in the fourth quarter. The British pound was on average 16% weaker relative to the U.S. dollar during the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year ago.

GAAP Net Income in the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $25.0 million, compared to GAAP Net Income of $14.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2015. The increase in GAAP Net Income for the fourth quarter of 2016 was the result of continued revenue growth and a lower tax rate, partially offset by incremental professional services costs of $4.6 million associated with the Company's acquisition activities and $1.5 million associated with the Company's redomicile of its parent company to the U.K. These costs are reported in the acquisition and divestiture-related expenses and redomicile-related expenses line items, respectively, in the Company's results from operations and have been excluded from the Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Company's GAAP tax rate was 1.6% for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 39.1% in the same period in 2015, with the decrease mostly attributable to the release of an $8.2 million valuation allowance on deferred tax assets related to the Company's U.K. business as the Company now expects to fully utilize the tax asset. Additionally, the Company realized tax benefits from its recently completed redomicile to the U.K.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $77.5 million, representing a 6% increase (13% on a constant-currency basis) over the $73.2 million of Adjusted EBITDA during the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjusted Net Income totaled $36.5 million ($0.79 per diluted share or $0.85 on a constant-currency basis) for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $32.2 million ($0.71 per diluted share) during the fourth quarter of 2015. The increases in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income were both driven by the Company's revenue growth. Adjusted Net Income was also higher as a result of a lower non-GAAP tax rate.

FULL-YEAR RESULTS

Consolidated revenues totaled $1.265 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, representing a 5% increase from 2015 (9% on a constant-currency basis). ATM operating revenues were up 7% from the year ended December 31, 2015. Adjusting for movements in currency exchange rates, ATM operating revenues were up approximately 11% for the year ended December 31, 2016, driven by organic growth and contributions from acquisitions. The $13.8 million decrease in ATM product sales and other revenues in the year ended December 31, 2016 was attributable to the Company's 2015 divestiture of the retail cash-in-transit component of its previously acquired Sunwin business in the U.K. This business was included in the Company's 2015 results for over half of the year. Cost of ATM product sales and other revenues decreased by $16.1 million from the same period in 2015, driven by the divestiture and the cost optimization activities in conjunction with the acquisition and divestiture.

ATM operating revenues in North America were up 7% for the year ended December 31, 2016, driven by a combination of recent acquisitions and organic growth. ATM operating revenues in Europe were up 4% for the year ended December 31, 2016 (16% on a constant-currency basis), driven by strong organic growth, and to a lesser extent, acquisition-related growth.

GAAP Net Income for the year ended December 31, 2016 totaled $88.0 million, compared to GAAP Net Income of $67.1 million during the same period in 2015. The increase in GAAP Net Income for the year 2016 was the result of continued revenue growth and margin expansion, partially offset by incremental professional services costs of $9.5 million associated with the Company's acquisition activities and $13.7 million associated with the Company's redomicile of its parent company to the U.K. These costs are reported in the acquisition and divestiture-related expenses and redomicile-related expenses line items, respectively, in the Company's results from operations and have been excluded from the Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted share in the year ended December 31, 2016. Additionally, the 2016 results were positively impacted by a lower overall tax rate for the year, impacted by the redomicile transaction and release of a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2016 totaled $318.9 million, representing an 8% increase (12% on a constant-currency basis) from the same period in 2015. Adjusted Net Income totaled $149.3 million ($3.26 per diluted share or $3.38 on a constant-currency basis) for the year ended December 31, 2016, compared to $130.8 million ($2.88 per diluted share) during the same period in 2015. The increases in Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income were primarily due to the same factors discussed above, including the Company's revenue growth and margin improvement relative to the year ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2016, cash flows from operating activities were $270.3 million, up 5% from $256.6 million.

DCPAYMENTS ACQUISITION COMPLETED SUBSEQUENT TO YEAR END

On January 6, 2017, the Company completed the previously announced acquisition of DCPayments. In connection with the closing of the acquisition, each holder of DCPayments common shares received purchase consideration equal to Canadian Dollars ("CAD") $19.00 in cash per common share and it repaid third party indebtedness of DCPayments, the combined aggregate of which represented a total transaction value of approximately $464 million USD, net of estimated cash acquired and excluding transaction-related costs. DCPayments has its primary operations in Australia, Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, and Mexico and adds approximately 25,000 ATMs to Cardtronics' global ATM count.

2017 GUIDANCE

Below is the Company's financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2017:
  • Revenues of $1.45 billion to $1.5 billion;
  • Gross profit margin of 33% to 34%;
  • GAAP Net Income of $60 million to $69 million;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $325 million to $340 million;
  • Depreciation and accretion expense of $110 million to $112 million;
  • Cash interest expense of $32 million to $35 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income of $130 million to $139 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted share of $2.80 to $3.00, based on approximately 46.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding; and
  • Capital expenditures of $140 million to $150 million.

The Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income guidance excludes the impact of certain expenses, as outlined in the reconciliation provided at the end of this earnings release. This guidance is based on average foreign currency exchange rates for the year of £1.00 U.K. to $1.20 U.S., $20.00 Mexican pesos to $1.00 U.S., $1.00 Canadian dollar to $0.76 U.S., €1.00 Euros to $1.05 U.S., $1.00 Australian dollar to $0.74 U.S., and R14.29 South African Rand to $1.00 U.S. Additionally, this guidance is based on an estimated non-GAAP tax rate of approximately 28% to 29% for the year ending December 31, 2017.

Included in the guidance above is the assumption that the deinstallations of the ATMs at 7-Eleven locations in the U.S. will begin during the third quarter of 2017 and conclude by the end of the year. Additionally, the guidance assumes that Allpoint and the Citibank brand will come off the ATMs during the second half of 2017. 7-Eleven in the U.S. accounted for approximately 18% of the Company's consolidated revenues for the year ended 2016. The Company estimates that the incremental gross margin associated with these revenues is approximately 45%, compared to the Company's reported consolidated gross margin of 36% in 2016. While the ATM deinstallation schedule remains uncertain as of the date of this earnings release, the Company currently estimates that the approximate revenue impact associated with the deinstallations is approximately $50 million to $70 million and the approximate impact to gross margin will be approximately $30 million to $35 million in 2017.

LIQUIDITY

The Company had $361 million in available borrowing capacity under its $375 million revolving credit facility due in 2021 and $74 million in cash on hand as of December 31, 2016. The revolving credit facility was amended January 3, 2017 to increase the borrowing capacity from $375 million to $600 million. The increased borrowing capacity, along with cash on hand, was used to fund the DCPayments acquisition, which closed on January 6, 2017. The Company's outstanding indebtedness as of December 31, 2016 included $250 million in Senior Notes due 2022 and $288 million Convertible Senior Notes due 2020. The Senior Notes and Convertible Senior Notes have carrying balances of $247 million and $241 million, respectively, and are reflected as long-term debt on the balance sheet, net of unamortized discount and capitalized debt issuance costs. The Company's total indebtedness increased by approximately $470 million in connection with completing the DCPayments acquisition in early January 2017. As a result, the available borrowing capacity under the expanded revolving credit facility was approximately $100 million as of the end of January 2017.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will host a conference call today, Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. To access the call, please call the conference call operator at:
Dial in:   (877) 806-7890
Alternate dial-in:   (973) 935-8713

Please call in fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time and request to be connected to the "Cardtronics Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call." Additionally, a live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online through the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.cardtronics.com.

A digital replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, February 23, 2017, and can be accessed by calling (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and entering 48347889 for the conference ID. A replay of the conference call will also be available online through the Company's website subsequent to the call through February 28, 2017.

DISCLOSURE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted Net Income per diluted share, Free Cash Flow, and certain GAAP as well as non-GAAP measures on a constant-currency basis represent non-GAAP financial measures provided as a complement to results prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures in managing and measuring the performance of its business, including setting and measuring incentive based compensation for management. Management believes that the presentation of these measures and the identification of notable, non-cash, and/or (if applicable in a particular period) certain costs not anticipated to occur in future periods enhance an investor's understanding of the underlying trends in the Company's business and provide for better comparability between periods in different years.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation, accretion, and amortization of intangible assets as these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within the Company's industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures, and the methods by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and divestiture-related expenses, certain non-operating expenses, certain costs not anticipated to occur in future periods (if applicable in a particular period), gains or losses on disposal of assets, the Company's obligations for the payment of income taxes, interest expense, and other obligations such as capital expenditures, and includes an adjustment for noncontrolling interests. Adjusted Net Income represents net income computed in accordance with GAAP, before amortization of intangible assets, gains or losses on disposal of assets, stock-based compensation expense, certain other expense amounts, acquisition and divestiture-related expenses, certain non-operating expenses, and (if applicable in a particular period) certain costs not anticipated to occur in future periods (together, the "Adjustments"). Prior to June 30, 2016, Adjusted Net Income was calculated using an estimated long-term, cross-jurisdictional effective cash tax rate of 32%. Subsequent to the redomicile of the Company's parent company to the U.K., the Company has revised the process for determining its non-GAAP tax rate and now utilizes a non-GAAP tax rate derived from the GAAP tax rate adjusted for the net tax effects of the identified Adjustments, based on the nature and geography of the Adjustments. For the quarter ended December 31, 2016, the non-GAAP tax rate used to calculate Adjusted Net Income was approximately 29.2%, which excludes a non-recurring benefit of $8.2 million related to the release of a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets in the U.K., which is included in the GAAP tax rate. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the non-GAAP tax rate of 29.1% is a result of 29.2% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, 24% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, and for the six months ended June 30, 2016, the previous estimated long-term cross-jurisdictional tax rate of 32%. For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, the Company used its previous estimated long-term cross-jurisdictional tax rate of 32%. Adjusted Net Income per diluted share is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Free Cash Flow is defined as cash provided by operating activities less payments for capital expenditures, including those financed through direct debt but excluding acquisitions. The Free Cash Flow measure does not take into consideration certain other non-discretionary cash requirements such as mandatory principal payments on portions of the Company's long-term debt. Management calculates certain GAAP as well as non-GAAP measures on a constant-currency basis using the average foreign currency exchange rates applicable in the corresponding period of the previous year and applying these rates to the measures in the current reporting period. Management uses GAAP as well as non-GAAP measures on a constant-currency basis to assess performance and eliminate the effect foreign currency exchange rates have on comparability between periods.

The non-GAAP financial measures presented herein should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities, or other income or cash flow measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures used herein to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are presented in tabular form at the end of this earnings release.

ABOUT CARDTRONICS (NASDAQ:CATM)

Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work, and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs, and the customers they share. Cardtronics provides services to approximately 225,000 ATMs in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for top retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders' surcharge-free cash access, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This earnings release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "project," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "future," "anticipate," "intend," "contemplate," "foresee," "would," "could," "plan," and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on the Company. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those that are anticipated. All comments concerning the Company's expectations for future revenues and operating results are based on the Company's estimates for its existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions. The Company's forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company's control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's historical experience and present expectations or projections. Known material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include:
  • the Company's financial outlook and the financial outlook of the ATM industry and the continued usage of cash by consumers at rates near historical patterns;
  • the Company's ability to respond to recent and future network and regulatory changes, including requirements surrounding Europay, MasterCard, and Visa ("EMV") security standards;
  • the Company's ability to renew its existing customer relationships on comparable economic terms and add new customers;
  • the Company's ability to pursue, complete, and successfully integrate acquisitions, including the acquisition of DCPayments;
  • changes in interest rates and foreign currency rates;
  • the Company's ability to successfully manage its existing international operations and to continue to expand internationally;
  • the Company's ability to manage concentration risks with key customers, vendors, and service providers;
  • the Company's ability to prevent thefts of cash;
  • the Company's ability to manage cybersecurity risks and prevent data breaches;
  • the Company's ability to respond to potential reductions in the amount of net interchange fees that it receives from global and regional debit networks for transactions conducted on its ATMs due to pricing changes implemented by those networks as well as changes in how issuers route their ATM transactions over those networks;
  • the Company's ability to provide new ATM solutions to retailers and financial institutions including placing additional banks' brands on ATMs currently deployed;
  • the Company's ATM vault cash rental needs, including potential liquidity issues with its vault cash providers and its ability to continue to secure vault cash rental agreements in the future;
  • the Company's ability to manage the risks associated with its third-party service providers failing to perform their contractual obligations;
  • the Company's ability to successfully implement and evolve its corporate strategy;
  • the Company's ability to compete successfully with new and existing competitors;
  • the Company's ability to meet the service levels required by its service level agreements with its customers;
  • the additional risks the Company is exposed to in its U.K. armored transport business;
  • the impact of changes in U.S. or non-U.S. laws, including tax laws, that could reduce or eliminate the benefits expected to be achieved from the Company's recent change of its parent company from the U.S. to the U.K.;
  • the impact of, or uncertainty related to, the U.K.'s planned exit from the European Union, including any material adverse effect on the tax, tax treaty, currency, operational, legal, and regulatory regime and macro-economic environment to which the Company will be subject to as a U.K. company; and
  • the Company's ability to retain its key employees and maintain good relations with its employees.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

Forward-looking statements also are affected by the risk factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10- K for the year ended December 31, 2015, the information set forth under Risk Factors in the Company's Proxy Statement, dated May 19, 2016, and those set forth from time-to-time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this earnings release, which speak only as of the date of this earnings release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Consolidated Statements of Operations For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (In thousands, excluding share, per share amounts, and percentages)
                                 
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
    2016     % Change   2015     2016     % Change   2015  
    (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)          
Revenues:                                 
ATM operating revenues   $  294,656      1.0   %  $  291,726     $  1,212,863      7.0   %  $  1,134,021  
ATM product sales and other revenues      15,166      31.0        11,578        52,501      (20.8 )      66,280  
Total revenues      309,822      2.1        303,304        1,265,364      5.4        1,200,301  
Cost of revenues:                                
Cost of ATM operating revenues (excludes depreciation, accretion, and amortization of intangible assets shown separately below.)      187,680      2.1        183,742        768,200      6.6        720,925  
Cost of ATM product sales and other revenues      12,014      1.6        11,819        45,887      (26.0 )      62,012  
Total cost of revenues      199,694      2.1        195,561        814,087      4.0        782,937  
Gross profit      110,128      2.2        107,743        451,277      8.1        417,364  
Gross profit %     35.5 %         35.5 %     35.7 %         34.8 %
Operating expenses:                                
Selling, general, and administrative expenses      38,277      (3.5 )      39,664        153,782      9.5        140,501  
Redomicile-related expenses      1,546     n/m        —        13,747     n/m        —  
Acquisition and divestiture-related expenses      4,575      (22.8 )      5,929        9,513      (64.9 )      27,127  
Depreciation and accretion expense      21,868      4.7        20,888        90,953      7.0        85,030  
Amortization of intangible assets      8,693      (10.9 )      9,758        36,822      (5.1 )      38,799  
Loss (gain) on disposal of assets      556     n/m        (1,585 )      81     n/m        (14,010 )
Total operating expenses      75,515      1.2        74,654        304,898      9.9        277,447  
Income from operations      34,613      4.6        33,089        146,379      4.6        139,917  
Other expense:                                
Interest expense, net      4,133      (16.6 )      4,955        17,360      (10.8 )      19,451  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and note discount      2,893      (0.5 )      2,908        11,529      1.5        11,363  
Other expense      2,210      146.1        898        2,958      (21.7 )      3,780  
Total other expense      9,236      5.4        8,761        31,847      (7.9 )      34,594  
Income before income taxes      25,377      4.3        24,328        114,532      8.7        105,323  
Income tax expense      418      (95.6 )      9,505        26,622      (32.3 )      39,342  
Effective tax rate     1.6 %         39.1 %     23.2 %         37.4 %
Net income      24,959      68.4        14,823        87,910      33.2        65,981  
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests      (10 )   n/m        (18 )      (81 )   n/m        (1,099 )
Net income attributable to controlling interests and available to common stockholders   $  24,969      68.2   %  $  14,841     $  87,991      31.2   %  $  67,080  
                                 
Net income per common share - basic   $  0.55         $  0.33     $  1.95         $  1.50  
Net income per common share - diluted   $  0.54         $  0.33     $  1.92         $  1.48  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic      45,292,386            44,876,922        45,206,119            44,796,701  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted      45,935,367            45,496,524        45,821,527            45,368,687  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets As of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 (In thousands)
             
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
    (Unaudited)      
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $  73,534   $  26,297
Accounts and notes receivable, net      84,156      72,009
Inventory, net      12,527      10,675
Restricted cash      32,213      31,565
Current portion of deferred tax asset, net      —      16,300
Prepaid expenses, deferred costs, and other current assets      67,107      56,678
Total current assets      269,537      213,524
Property and equipment, net      392,735      375,488
Intangible assets, net      121,230      150,780
Goodwill      533,075      548,936
Deferred tax asset, net      13,004      11,950
Prepaid expenses, deferred costs, and other noncurrent assets      35,115      19,257
Total assets   $  1,364,696   $  1,319,935
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Current portion of other long-term liabilities   $  28,237   $  32,732
Accounts payable and other accrued and current liabilities      285,583      244,908
Total current liabilities      313,820      277,640
Long-term liabilities:            
Long-term debt      502,539      568,331
Asset retirement obligations      45,086      51,685
Deferred tax liability, net      27,625      21,829
Other long-term liabilities      18,691      30,657
Total liabilities      907,761      950,142
Stockholders' equity      456,935      369,793
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $  1,364,696   $  1,319,935

SELECTED INCOME STATEMENT DETAIL: (Unaudited, excluding the twelve months ended December 31, 2015)
                                       
Total revenues by segment: Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,    December 31, 
  2016     % Change   2015     2016     % Change   2015  
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
North America                                      
ATM operating revenues $  203,266        3.9   %   $  195,622     $  828,982        6.8   %   $  776,191  
ATM product sales and other revenues    13,505        38.8          9,727        45,309        22.6          36,955  
North America total revenues    216,771        5.6          205,349        874,291        7.5          813,146  
Europe                                      
ATM operating revenues    85,515        (6.2 )        91,125        361,967        3.8          348,674  
ATM product sales and other revenues    1,237        (8.7 )        1,355        5,443        (81.1 )        28,739  
Europe total revenues    86,752        (6.2 )        92,480        367,410        (2.7 )        377,413  
Corporate & Other                                      
ATM operating revenues    12,127        10.1          11,017        46,871        43.8          32,584  
ATM product sales and other revenues    424        (14.5 )        496        1,749        198.5          586  
Corporate & Other total revenues    12,551        9.0          11,513        48,620        46.6          33,170  
                                       
Eliminations    (6,252 )      3.5          (6,038 )      (24,957 )      6.5          (23,428 )
                                       
Total ATM operating revenues    294,656        1.0          291,726        1,212,863        7.0          1,134,021  
Total ATM product sales and other revenues          15,166        31.0          11,578        52,501        (20.8 )        66,280  
Total revenues $  309,822        2.1   %   $  303,304     $  1,265,364        5.4   %   $  1,200,301  

                                       
Breakout of ATM operating Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
revenues: December 31,    December 31, 
  2016   % Change   2015   2016   % Change   2015
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
Surcharge revenues $  116,571      0.4   %   $  116,063   $  486,229      4.7   %   $  464,318
Interchange revenues    109,615      (0.2 )        109,882      452,736      7.1          422,845
Bank-branding and surcharge-free network revenues    48,507      8.4          44,760      190,206      10.0          172,965
Managed services revenues    7,245      (17.1 )        8,739      33,491      (2.7 )        34,432
Other revenues    12,718      3.5          12,282      50,201      27.2          39,461
Total ATM operating revenues $  294,656      1.0   %   $  291,726   $  1,212,863      7.0   %   $  1,134,021

                                       
Total gross profit by segment:                                         Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,    December 31, 
  2016   % Change   2015   2016   % Change   2015
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
North America $  72,486      (1.0 ) %   $  73,254       $  301,449      3.5 %     $  291,328
Europe    33,844      10.1          30,750      135,946      15.7        117,524
Corporate & Other    3,798      1.6          3,739      13,882      63.1        8,512
Total gross profit $  110,128      2.2   %   $  107,743   $  451,277      8.1 %   $  417,364

                                       
Breakout of cost of ATM operating                                      
revenues (exclusive of depreciation,                                      
accretion, and amortization of Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
intangible assets): December 31,    December 31, 
  2016   % Change   2015   2016   % Change   2015
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
Merchant commissions $  86,573      (0.7 ) %   $  87,177   $  363,661      5.9   %   $  343,539
Vault cash rental    17,309      (0.8 )        17,442      71,073      2.9          69,064
Other costs of cash    19,536      12.5          17,366      78,857      10.0          71,687
Repairs and maintenance    18,206      9.3          16,651      74,303      7.8          68,903
Communications    8,074      0.7          8,015      31,379      1.2          30,992
Transaction processing    4,084      10.0          3,713      15,811      3.0          15,349
Stock-based compensation    239      (26.7 )        326      875      (28.2 )        1,218
Employee costs    16,398      (2.0 )        16,727      67,064      9.9          61,036
Other expenses    17,261      5.7          16,325      65,177      10.2          59,137
Total cost of ATM operating revenues                     $  187,680      2.1   %   $  183,742   $  768,200      6.6   %   $  720,925

                                       
Breakout of selling, general, and Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
administrative expenses: December 31,    December 31, 
  2016   % Change   2015   2016   % Change   2015
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
Employee costs $  19,565      3.6   %   $  18,883   $  80,799      12.4 %   $  71,883
Stock-based compensation    5,411      14.0          4,748      20,555      12.7        18,236
Professional fees    4,864      (28.1 )        6,768      19,217      6.9        17,974
Other expenses    8,437      (8.9 )        9,265      33,211      2.5        32,408
Total selling, general, and administrative expenses $  38,277      (3.5 ) %   $  39,664   $  153,782      9.5 %   $  140,501

                                       
Depreciation and accretion Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
expense by segment: December 31,    December 31, 
  2016   % Change   2015   2016   % Change   2015
  (In thousands, excluding percentages)
North America $  11,324      1.6 %   $  11,147   $  47,667      2.8 %     $  46,386
Europe    8,751      4.5        8,375      36,356      6.5        34,134
Corporate & Other    1,793      31.3        1,366      6,930      53.7        4,510
Total depreciation and accretion expense                   $  21,868      4.7 %   $  20,888   $  90,953      7.0 %   $  85,030

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DETAIL: (Unaudited, excluding December 31, 2015)
           
Long-term debt: December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
  (In thousands)
Revolving credit facility $  14,100   $  90,835
5.125% Senior notes (1)    247,371      246,742
1.00% Convertible senior notes (1)    241,068      230,754
Total long-term debt $  502,539   $  568,331
 
(1) The Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2022 with a face value of $250.0 million are presented net of capitalized debt issuance costs of $2.6 million and $3.3 million as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. The Company's 1.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 with a face value of $287.5 million are presented net of the unamortized discount and capitalized debt issuance costs of $46.4 million and $56.7 million as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. In accordance with GAAP, the estimated fair value of the conversion feature within the Convertible Senior Notes was recorded as additional paid-in capital within equity at issuance. The Convertible Senior Notes are being accreted over the term of the notes to the full principal amount ($287.5 million).

Share count rollforward:
     
Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  44,953,620  
Shares repurchased    (128,405 )
Shares forfeited    (5,842 )
Shares issued - stock options exercised    64,451  
Shares vested - restricted stock units    442,606  
Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2016    45,326,430  

SELECTED CASH FLOW DETAIL: (Unaudited, excluding the twelve months ended December 31, 2015) Selected cash flow statement amounts:
                         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
    (In thousands)
Cash provided by operating activities   $  56,343     $  109,442     $  270,275     $  256,553  
Cash used in investing activities      (52,801 )      (38,473 )      (139,203 )      (209,562 )
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities      14,193        (61,818 )      (78,942 )      (48,520 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash      (3,722 )      (1,337 )      (4,893 )      (4,049 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                  14,013        7,814        47,237        (5,578 )
Cash and cash equivalents as of beginning of period      59,521        18,483        26,297        31,875  
Cash and cash equivalents as of end of period   $  73,534     $  26,297     $  73,534     $  26,297  

Key Operating Metrics - Including Acquisitions in All Periods Presented For Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
                                     
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
    2016     2015   2016     2015
Average number of transacting ATMs:                                    
United States: Company-owned      44,891          38,821        42,195          38,440  
United Kingdom and Ireland      16,538          15,737        16,230          14,991  
Mexico      1,064          1,417        1,281          1,524  
Canada      1,808          1,875        1,835          1,781  
Germany and Poland      1,324          1,088        1,215          1,012  
Total Company-owned      65,625          58,938        62,756          57,748  
United States: Merchant-owned (1)      13,368          18,757        15,575          19,905  
Average number of transacting ATMs - ATM operations      78,993          77,695        78,331          77,653  
                                     
Managed Services and Processing:                                    
United States: Managed services - Turnkey      1,037          2,202        1,834          2,189  
United States: Managed services - Processing Plus and Processing operations      121,467          109,018        116,573          69,583  
Canada: Managed services      1,875          1,318        1,712          1,089  
Average number of transacting ATMs - Managed services and processing      124,379          112,538        120,119          72,861  
                                     
  Total average number of transacting ATMs      203,372          190,233        198,450          150,514  
                                     
Total transactions (in thousands):                                    
ATM operations      343,605          324,705        1,358,409          1,251,626  
Managed services and processing, net      172,732          164,567        699,681          404,268  
Total transactions      516,337          489,272        2,058,090          1,655,894  
                                     
Cash withdrawal transactions (in thousands):                                    
ATM operations      214,932          195,335        848,394          759,408  
                                     
Per ATM per month amounts (excludes managed services and processing):         % Change                 % Change        
Cash withdrawal transactions      907   8.2 %      838        903   10.8 %      815  
                                     
ATM operating revenues   $  1,177   (0.5 %)   $  1,183     $  1,221   5.2 %   $  1,161  
Cost of ATM operating revenues (2)      752   0.0 %      752        777   4.7 %      742  
ATM operating gross profit (2) (3)   $  425   (1.4 %)   $  431     $  444   6.0 %   $  419  
                                     
ATM operating gross profit margin (2) (3)      36.1 %        36.4 %      36.4 %        36.1 %
                                     
(1) Certain ATMs previously reported in this category are now included in the United States: Managed services - Processing Plus and Processing operations or United States: Company-owned categories.
(2) Amounts presented exclude the effect of depreciation, accretion, and amortization of intangible assets, which is presented separately in the Company's Consolidated Statements of Operations.
(3) Revenues and expenses relating to managed services, processing, ATM equipment sales, and other ATM-related services are not included in this calculation.

Key Operating Metrics - Ending Machine Count As of December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
         
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
Ending number of transacting ATMs:        
United States: Company-owned    45,188    38,893
United Kingdom and Ireland    16,337    15,735
Mexico    984    1,406
Canada    1,792    1,850
Germany and Poland    1,392    1,121
Total Company-owned    65,693    59,005
United States: Merchant-owned    12,868    18,164
Ending number of transacting ATMs - ATM operations    78,561    77,169
         
United States: Managed services - Turnkey    837    2,196
United States: Managed services - Processing Plus and Processing operations    121,819    109,021
Canada: Managed services    1,916    1,405
Ending number of transacting ATMs - Managed services and processing    124,572    112,622
         
Total ending number of transacting ATMs    203,133    189,791

Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interests and Available to Common Stockholders to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
                         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
    (In thousands, excluding share and per share amounts)
Net income attributable to controlling interests and available to common stockholders   $  24,969     $  14,841     $  87,991     $  67,080  
Adjustments:                        
Interest expense, net      4,133        4,955        17,360        19,451  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and note discount      2,893        2,908        11,529        11,363  
Income tax expense      418        9,505        26,622        39,342  
Depreciation and accretion expense      21,868        20,888        90,953        85,030  
Amortization of intangible assets      8,693        9,758        36,822        38,799  
EBITDA    $  62,974     $  62,855     $  271,277     $  261,065  
                         
Add back:                        
Loss (gain) on disposal of assets      556        (1,585 )      81        (14,010 )
Other expense (1)      2,210        898        2,958        3,780  
Noncontrolling interests (2)      (17 )      42        (67 )      (996 )
Stock-based compensation expense (3)      5,650        5,062        21,430        19,421  
Acquisition and divestiture-related expenses (4)      4,575        5,929        9,513        27,127  
Redomicile-related expenses (5)      1,546        —        13,747        —  
Adjusted EBITDA   $  77,494     $  73,201     $  318,939     $  296,387  
Less:                        
Interest expense, net (3)      4,133        4,954        17,360        19,447  
Depreciation and accretion expense (6)      21,864        20,840        90,927        84,608  
  Adjusted pre-tax income   $  51,497     $  47,407     $  210,652     $  192,332  
Income tax expense (7)      15,028        15,170        61,342        61,546  
Adjusted Net Income   $  36,469     $  32,237     $  149,310     $  130,786  
                         
Adjusted Net Income per share   $  0.81     $  0.72     $  3.30     $  2.92  
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share   $  0.79     $  0.71     $  3.26     $  2.88  
                         
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic      45,292,386        44,876,922        45,206,119        44,796,701  
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted      45,935,367        45,496,524        45,821,527        45,368,687  
 
(1) Includes foreign currency translation gains/losses and other non-operating costs.
(2) Noncontrolling interests adjustment made such that Adjusted EBITDA includes only the Company's ownership interest in the Adjusted EBITDA of its Mexico subsidiary. In December 2015, the Company increased its ownership interest in its Mexico subsidiary.
(3) For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, amounts exclude a portion of the expenses incurred by the Company's Mexico subsidiary to account for the amounts allocable to the noncontrolling interest stockholders. The Company's Mexico subsidiary recognized no stock-based compensation expense or interest expense, net for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016.
(4) Acquisition and divestiture-related expenses include costs incurred for professional and legal fees and certain other transition and integration-related costs.
(5) Expenses associated with the Company's redomicile of its parent company to the U.K., which was completed on July 1, 2016.
(6) Amounts exclude a portion of the expenses incurred by the Company's Mexico subsidiary to account for the amounts allocable to the noncontrolling interest stockholders. In December 2015, the Company increased its ownership interest in its Mexico subsidiary.
(7) Calculated using effective tax rates of approximately 29.2% and 29.1% for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. These rates represent the Company's GAAP tax rates as adjusted for the net tax effects related to the items excluded from Adjusted Net Income. Additionally, the Company excluded a non-recurring tax benefit of $8.2 million from the adjusted tax rate in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, the tax rate is a result of 29.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2016, 24.2% for the three months ended September 30, 2016, and for the six months ended June 30, 2016, the previous estimated long-term cross-jurisdictional tax rate of 32%. For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the Company used its previous estimated long-term cross-jurisdictional tax rate of 32%. See Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information in this earnings release for further discussion.

Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Constant-Currency Revenue For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
                                     
Europe revenue:   Three Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    U.S. GAAP   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   U.S. GAAP   U.S. GAAP     Constant   - Currency
    (In thousands)            
ATM operating revenues   $  85,515   $  17,389   $  102,904   $  91,125    (6.2 ) %   12.9 %
ATM product sales and other revenues          1,237      263      1,500      1,355    (8.7 )     10.7  
Total revenues   $  86,752   $  17,652   $  104,404   $  92,480    (6.2 ) %   12.9 %

                                     
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    U.S. GAAP   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   U.S. GAAP   U.S. GAAP     Constant   - Currency
    (In thousands)            
ATM operating revenues   $  361,967   $  43,579   $  405,546   $  348,674    3.8   %    16.3   %
ATM product sales and other revenues      5,443      657      6,100      28,739    (81.1 )      (78.8 )  
Total revenues   $  367,410   $  44,236   $  411,646   $  377,413    (2.7 ) %    9.1   %

                                     
Consolidated revenue:   Three Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    U.S. GAAP   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   U.S. GAAP   U.S. GAAP     Constant   - Currency
    (In thousands)            
ATM operating revenues   $  294,656   $  17,820   $  312,476   $  291,726    1.0 %   7.1 %
ATM product sales and other revenues      15,166      266      15,432      11,578    31.0     33.3  
Total revenues   $  309,822   $  18,086   $  327,908   $  303,304    2.1 %   8.1 %

                                     
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    U.S. GAAP   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   U.S. GAAP   U.S. GAAP     Constant   - Currency
    (In thousands)            
ATM operating revenues   $  1,212,863   $  46,439   $  1,259,302   $  1,134,021    7.0   %    11.0   %
ATM product sales and other revenues      52,501      717      53,218      66,280    (20.8 )      (19.7 )  
Total revenues   $  1,265,364   $  47,156   $  1,312,520   $  1,200,301    5.4   %    9.3   %

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted share on a Non-GAAP basis to Constant-Currency For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
                                     
    Three Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    Non   - GAAP (1)   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   Non   - GAAP (1)   Non   - GAAP (1)     Constant   - Currency  
    (In thousands)            
Adjusted EBITDA   $  77,494   $  5,375   $  82,869   $  73,201    5.9 %   13.2 %
                                     
Adjusted Net Income   $  36,469   $  2,559   $  39,028   $  32,237    13.1 %   21.1 %
                                     
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share (2)   $  0.79   $  0.06   $  0.85   $  0.71    11.3 %   19.7 %
                                     
(1) As reported on the Company's Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interests and Available to Common Stockholders to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income, see Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information in this earnings release for further discussion.
(2) Adjusted Net Income per diluted share is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 45,935,367 and 45,496,524 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

                                     
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31, 
    2016   2015   % Change
    Non   - GAAP (1)   Foreign Currency Impact   Constant   - Currency   Non   - GAAP (1)   Non   - GAAP (1)     Constant   - Currency  
    (In thousands)            
Adjusted EBITDA   $  318,939   $  12,854   $  331,793   $  296,387    7.6 %   11.9 %
                                     
Adjusted Net Income   $  149,310   $  5,794   $  155,104   $  130,786    14.2 %   18.6 %
                                     
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share (2)   $  3.26   $  0.12   $  3.38   $  2.88    13.2 %   17.4 %
                                     
(1) As reported on the Company's Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interests and Available to Common Stockholders to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income, see Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information in this earnings release for further discussion.
(2) Adjusted Net Income per diluted share is calculated by dividing Adjusted Net Income by the weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 45,821,527 and 45,368,687 for the year ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 (Unaudited)
                         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
    (In thousands)
Cash provided by operating activities   $  56,343     $  109,442     $  270,275     $  256,553  
Payments for capital expenditures:                        
Cash used in investing activities, excluding acquisitions and divestitures      (49,832 )      (38,473 )      (125,882 )      (142,349 )
Free cash flow   $  6,511     $  70,969     $  144,393     $  114,204  

Reconciliation of Estimated Net Income to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income For the Year Ending December 31, 2017 (In millions, excluding share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)
             
    Estimated Range Full Year 2017 (1)
Net Income   $  60.0   $  69.0
Adjustments:            
Interest expense, net      35.0      32.0
Amortization of deferred financing costs and note discount      12.5      12.5
Income tax expense      25.0      28.0
Depreciation and accretion expense (2)      110.0      112.0
Amortization of intangible assets      55.0      58.0
EBITDA    $  297.5   $  311.5
             
Add Back:            
Other      1.5      1.5
Stock-based compensation expense      21.0      22.0
Acquisition-related expenses      5.0      5.0
Adjusted EBITDA   $  325.0   $  340.0
Less:            
Interest expense, net      35.0      32.0
Depreciation and accretion expense      110.0      112.0
Income tax expense (3)      50.0      56.8
Adjusted Net Income   $  130.0   $  139.2
             
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share   $  2.80   $  3.00
             
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted      46.4      46.4
 
(1) See Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information in this earnings release for definitions of the non-GAAP measures included in this table.
(2) Noncontrolling interests adjustment made such that Adjusted EBITDA includes only the Company's interest of its Mexico subsidiary.
(3) Calculated using the Company's estimated non-GAAP tax rate of approximately 28% to 29%, as adjusted for items excluded from Adjusted Net Income, see Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information in this earnings release for further discussion.

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