Market Overview

Blackhawk Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results; Reaffirms Annual 2017 Guidance

Share:

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 17, 2017.

$ in millions except per share amounts   Q2'17     Q2'16     % Change
(unaudited)                
Operating Revenues   $ 463.1       $ 391.2       18 %
Net Income (Loss)   $ (6.4 )     $ (11.3 )     44 %
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share   $ (0.11 )     $ (0.20 )     45 %

Non-GAAP Measures (see Table 2)

$ in millions except per share amounts   Q2'17     Q2'16     % Change
(unaudited)                
Adjusted Operating Revenues   $ 235.5     $ 183.7     28 %
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 29.8     $ 26.4     13 %
Adjusted Net Income   $ 6.7     $ 7.2     (7 )%
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $ 0.12     $ 0.13     (8 )%

CEO and president Talbott Roche commented, "The Company's second quarter 2017 financial results exceeded expectations.  We were pleased with the strong performance in both the international and incentives segments.  Additionally, U.S. retail, transaction dollar volume (TDV) from closed and open loop gift products met expectations.  Our grocery distribution partner locations impacted by EMV(1) continue to show productivity improvement in line with expectations. Finally, we completed our preparations to launch Target as a new distribution partner at the beginning of the third quarter."  Roche continued, "We're making excellent progress on our margin expansion initiatives with full year 2017 adjusted EBITDA margins projected to expand approximately 60 basis points."

Assets Held for Sale:

During the second quarter of 2017, Grass Roots Meetings & Events contributed $20 million of operating revenues and adjusted operating revenues, $0.8 million of pre-tax income and $0.9 million of adjusted EBITDA.  For the first two quarters of 2017, Grass Roots Meetings & Events contributed $35 million of operating revenues and adjusted operating revenues, $0.2 million of pre-tax income and $0.4 million of adjusted EBITDA.

GAAP financial results for the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016

  • Operating revenues totaled $463.1 million, an increase of 18% from $391.2 million for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.  This increase was due to an 8% increase in commissions and fees driven primarily by international growth, including the addition of Grass Roots which was acquired during the fourth quarter of 2016, and higher U.S. retail TDV; a 60% increase in program and other fees primarily due to international growth including the acquisition of Grass Roots, higher U.S. retail TDV and growth in the incentives segment; a 20% increase in marketing revenues primarily due to international growth; and a 19% increase in product sales due to higher incentives and rewards sales, partially offset by declines at Cardpool.
  • Net loss totaled $6.4 million compared to net loss of $11.3 million for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.  The year-over-year improvement was driven primarily by growth in the incentives and international segments and lower non-cash acquisition-related expenses, partially offset by increased interest expense.
  • Net loss per diluted share was $0.11 compared to a net loss per diluted share of $0.20 for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.  Diluted shares outstanding increased 0.6% to 56.4 million.

Non-GAAP financial results for the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016 (see Table 2 for Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures)

  • Adjusted operating revenues totaled $235.5 million, a 28% increase from $183.7 million for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.  The increase was primarily in international due to strong organic revenue growth in each region coupled with the addition of Grass Roots and growth in the incentives segment, partially offset by a decline in Cardpool adjusted operating revenues.  Excluding Cardpool, U.S. retail adjusted operating revenues grew 10%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA totaled $29.8 million, an increase of 13% from $26.4 million for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.
  • Adjusted net income totaled $6.7 million, a decrease of 7% from $7.2 million for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.  The decrease was driven primarily by increased interest expense, partially offset by a lower effective tax rate.  Income tax on adjusted income before taxes was 31.4% for the second quarter 2017 compared to 34.0% for the comparable 2016 period due to a shift in jurisdictional mix of earnings and a favorable return-to-provision adjustment.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS was $0.12, a decrease of 8% from $0.13 for the quarter ended June 18, 2016.

(1)  Reference to "EMV impact" refers to our estimates of the impact on our revenues and earnings of measures taken by some U.S. retail distribution partners related to their delay in implementing the new secure payment card requirements from Europay, Mastercard and Visa ("EMV" mandate). The failure to implement EMV in their point of sale systems by October 2015 transferred the liability for fraudulent credit card payments from card issuers to the retailers. In order to limit chargebacks related to fraudulent credit cards used to purchase certain prepaid products in their stores, some of our distribution partners began taking measures in late January 2016 to limit or control the sale of high value prepaid cards and, in particular, open loop products. While the type of restrictive measures varied by distribution partner, the following types of restrictions were in place during 2016: establishment of limits on using credit cards to purchase gift cards, a move to cash or debit only for purchases of certain gift cards and removal of high denomination open loop products from store shelves.

2017 Guidance

Guidance for fiscal 2017 provided in the table below is unchanged compared to the guidance provided on April 26, 2017.

Further details regarding the Company's guidance including a breakdown of guidance for the third fiscal quarter 2017 will be provided on the July 19, 2017 earnings call.

Annual GAAP Guidance

$ in millions except per share amounts   2017 Guidance     2016 Actual     % Change
                 
Operating Revenues     $2,148 to $2,312     $ 1,900       13% to 22%
Net Income     $22 to $26     $ 5       337% to 416%
Diluted EPS     $0.35 to $0.44     $ 0.08       333% to 444%
                       

Annual Non-GAAP Guidance

$ in millions except per share amounts   2017 Guidance     2016 Actual     % Change
                 
Adjusted Operating Revenues     $1,028 to $1,141     $ 889       16% to 28%
Adjusted EBITDA     $225 to $250     $ 189       19% to 32%
Adjusted Net Income     $91 to $100     $ 82       11% to 22%
Adjusted Diluted EPS     $1.56 to $1.70     $ 1.43       9% to 19%
                     
Reduction in income taxes payable     $ 58       $ 58        
Reduction in income taxes payable per share (diluted)     $ 0.98       $ 1.02       (3 )%

The Company's 2017 annual free cash flow projection remains in the range of $115 million to $135 million.

The guidance above does not account for the impact of any future acquisitions, dispositions, partnerships or similar transactions, any changes to the Company's existing capital structure or business model or any adverse outcome to any litigation or government investigation, and any such developments could have an impact on the Company's guidance. Also see "Forward Looking Statements" below.

Conference Call/Webcast

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. EDT, the Company will host a conference call and webcast presentation to discuss second quarter 2017 financial results and share additional guidance for the remainder of 2017.  A copy of the webcast presentation slides will be posted to the presentations tab of the Company's investor relations website at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT on July 19, 2017.  Hosting the call will be Talbott Roche, Chief Executive Officer and President; Jerry Ulrich, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer; and Bill Tauscher, Executive Chairman. Participants may access the live webcast by visiting the Company's investor relations website at ir.blackhawknetwork.com. An audio replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's investor relations website until Friday, August 11, 2017.

About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company that supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital, loyalty and incentive channels. Blackhawk's digital platform supports prepaid products across a network of digital distribution partners including retailers, financial service providers, and mobile wallets. For more information, please visit www.blackhawknetwork.com or product websites Cardpool, Gift Card Lab, Gift Card Mall, GiftCards.com and OmniCard.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Blackhawk regards the non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release as useful measures of the operational and financial performance of its business. Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share measures are prepared and presented to eliminate the effect of items from EBITDA, Net income and Diluted earnings per share that the Company does not consider indicative of its core operating performance within the period presented. Adjusted operating revenues are prepared and presented to offset the distribution commissions paid and other compensation to distribution partners and business clients. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Adjusted operating revenues. Adjusted operating revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted net income and Adjusted diluted earnings per share may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other organizations because other organizations may not calculate these measures in the same manner as Blackhawk. Investors are encouraged to evaluate our adjustments and the reasons we consider them appropriate.

The Company believes Adjusted operating revenues, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted net income, Adjusted diluted earnings per share, Reduction in income taxes payable and Adjusted free cash flow are useful to evaluate the Company's operating performance for the following reasons:

  • adjusting operating revenues for distribution commissions paid and other compensation to retail distribution partners and business clients is useful to understanding the Company's operating margin;
  • adjusting operating revenues for marketing revenue, which has offsetting marketing expense, is useful for understanding the Company's operating margin;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are widely used by investors and securities analysts to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items that can vary substantially from company to company and from period to period depending upon their financing, accounting and tax methods, the book value of their assets, their capital structures and the method by which their assets were acquired;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin provides a measure of operating efficiency based on Adjusted operating revenues and without regard to items that can vary substantially from company to company and from period to period depending upon their financing, accounting and tax methods, the book value of their assets, their capital structures and the method by which their assets were acquired;
  • in a business combination, a company records an adjustment to reduce the carrying values of deferred revenue and deferred expenses to their fair values and reduces the company's revenues and expenses from what it would have recorded otherwise, and as such the Company does not believe is indicative of its core operating performance;
  • non-cash equity grants made to employees and distribution partners at a certain price and point in time do not necessarily reflect how the Company's business is performing at any particular time and the related expenses are not key measures of the Company's core operating performance;
  • the net gain on the transaction to transition our program-managed GPR business to another program manager, the gain on the sale of our member interest in Visa Europe and other non-recurring gains / (losses) related to our acquisitions is not reflective of our core operating performance;
  • asset impairment charges related to the write-down of technology assets as part of our post-acquisition integration efforts are not key measures of the Company's core operating performance;
  • intangible asset amortization expenses can vary substantially from company to company and from period to period depending upon the applicable financing and accounting methods, the fair value and average expected life of the acquired intangible assets, the capital structure and the method by which the intangible assets were acquired and, as such, the Company does not believe that these adjustments are reflective of its core operating performance;
  • non-cash fair value adjustments to contingent business acquisition liability do not directly reflect how the Company is performing at any particular time and the related expense adjustment amounts are not key measures of the Company's core operating performance;
  • reduction in income taxes payable from the step-up in tax basis of our assets resulting from the Section 336(e) election due to our Spin-Off and the Safeway Merger and reduction in income taxes payable from amortization of goodwill and other intangibles or utilization of net operating loss carryforwards from business acquisitions represent significant tax savings that are useful for understanding the Company's overall operating results;
  • reduction in income taxes payable resulting from the tax deductibility of stock-based compensation is useful for understanding the Company's overall operating results. The Company generally realizes these tax deductions when restricted stock vest, an option is exercised, and, in the case of warrants, after the warrant is exercised but amortized over remaining service period, and such timing differs from the GAAP treatment of expense recognition; and
  • Adjusted free cash flow - the Company receives funds from consumers or business clients for prepaid products that the Company issues or holds on their behalf prior to the issuance of prepaid products. The Company views this cash flow as temporary and not indicative of the cash flows generated by its operating activities, and therefore excludes it from calculations of Adjusted free cash flow. Adjusted free cash flow provides information regarding the cash that the Company generates without the fluctuations resulting from the timing of cash inflows and outflows from these settlement activities, which is useful to understanding the Company's business and its ability to fund capital expenditures and repay amounts borrowed under its term loan. The Company also may use Adjusted free cash flow for, among other things, making investment decisions and managing its capital structure.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are indicated by words or phrases such as "guidance," "believes," "expects," "intends," "forecasts," "can," "could," "may," "anticipates," "estimates," "plans,"  "projects," "seeks," "should," "targets," "will," "would," "outlook," "continuing," "ongoing," and similar words or phrases and the negative of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties which are, in many instances, beyond our control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in or contemplated or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the following: our ability to grow adjusted operating revenues and adjusted net income as anticipated; our ability to grow at historic rates or at all; the consequences should we lose one or more of our top distribution partners, fail to maintain existing relationship with our distribution partners or fail to attract new distribution partners to our network or if the financial performance of our distribution partners' businesses decline; our reliance on our content providers; the demand for their products and our exclusivity arrangements with them; our reliance on relationships with card issuing banks; the consequences to our future growth if our distribution partners fail to actively and effectively promote our products and services; changes in consumer behavior away from our distribution partners or our products resulting from limits or controls implemented by our distribution partners during their transition to EMV compliance; our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions; our ability to generate adequate taxable income to enable us to fully utilize the tax benefits referred to in this release; changes in applicable tax law that preclude us from fully utilizing the tax benefits referred to in this release; the requirement that we comply with applicable laws and regulations, including increasingly stringent anti-money laundering rules and regulations; and other risks and uncertainties described in our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the risks and uncertainties set forth in Item 1A under the heading Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended on June 17, 2017 which is expected to be filed prior to or on July 27, 2017 and other subsequent periodic reports we file with the SEC.  We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect developments or information obtained after the date hereof and disclaim any obligation to do so other than as may be required by law. 

 
BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
    12 weeks ended       24 weeks ended
    June 17,
 2017
      June 18,
 2016
      June 17,
 2017
      June 18,
 2016
OPERATING REVENUES:                            
Commissions and fees   $ 282,633         $ 262,931         $ 537,839         $ 502,555  
Program and other fees   107,914         67,419         208,824         142,861  
Marketing   24,825         20,696         39,106         34,155  
Product sales   47,774         40,160         84,613         78,097  
Total operating revenues   463,146         391,206         870,382         757,668  
OPERATING EXPENSES:                            
Partner distribution expense   201,525         191,231         381,001         363,386  
Processing and services   107,680         76,875         209,952         150,816  
Sales and marketing   77,722         60,511         140,507         113,849  
Costs of products sold   44,541         38,309         80,734         74,041  
General and administrative   25,563         22,557         54,588         46,054  
Transition and acquisition   905         641         1,356         1,586  
Amortization of acquisition intangibles   13,648         15,259         26,673         25,157  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration   (4,037 )       800         (2,997 )       800  
Total operating expenses   467,547         406,183         891,814         775,689  
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)   (4,401 )       (14,977 )       (21,432 )       (18,021 )
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):                            
Interest income and other income (expense), net   667         486         1,503         898  
Interest expense   (7,051 )       (4,118 )       (13,994 )       (8,184 )
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)   (10,785 )       (18,609 )       (33,923 )       (25,307 )
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)   (4,591 )       (7,290 )       (14,366 )       (10,527 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE ALLOCATION TO NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS   (6,194 )       (11,319 )       (19,557 )       (14,780 )
Loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests, net of tax   (157 )       (18 )       (280 )       (110 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS, INC.   $ (6,351 )       $ (11,337 )       $ (19,837 )       $ (14,890 )
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:                            
Basic   $ (0.11 )       $ (0.20 )       $ (0.35 )       $ (0.27 )
Diluted   $ (0.11 )       $ (0.20 )       $ (0.35 )       $ (0.27 )
Weighted average shares outstanding—basic   56,448         56,134         56,176         55,944  
Weighted average shares outstanding—diluted   56,448         56,134         56,176         55,944  


BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

    June 17,
 2017
      December 31,
 2016
      June 18,
 2016
ASSETS                    
Current assets:                    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 295,071         $ 1,008,125         $ 263,988  
Restricted cash   67,322         10,793         2,500  
Settlement receivables, net   401,758         641,691         340,925  
Accounts receivable, net   262,616         262,672         226,929  
Other current assets   180,925         131,375         103,061  
Total current assets   1,207,692         2,054,656         937,403  
Property, equipment and technology, net   174,314         172,381         165,246  
Intangible assets, net   327,763         350,185         302,435  
Goodwill   572,855         570,398         511,808  
Deferred income taxes   361,584         362,302         349,286  
Other assets   82,223         85,856         67,597  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 2,726,431         $ 3,595,778         $ 2,333,775  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                    
Current liabilities:                    
Settlement payables   $ 622,653         $ 1,626,827         $ 607,463  
Consumer and customer deposits   226,727         173,344         132,662  
Accounts payable and accrued operating expenses   146,893         153,885         97,717  
Deferred revenue   151,037         150,582         111,941  
Note payable, current portion   9,890         9,856         156,091  
Notes payable to Safeway   4,201         3,163         3,753  
Bank line of credit                   100,000  
Other current liabilities   91,101         51,176         48,259  
Total current liabilities   1,252,502         2,168,833         1,257,886  
Deferred income taxes   28,877         27,887         20,168  
Note payable   177,924         137,984         268,571  
Convertible notes payable   434,855         429,026          
Other liabilities   27,672         39,653         24,196  
Total liabilities   1,921,830         2,803,383         1,570,821  
Stockholders' equity:                    
Preferred stock                    
Common stock   56         56         56  
Additional paid-in capital   626,693         608,568         581,712  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (34,893 )       (48,877 )       (32,065 )
Retained earnings   208,513         228,451         208,895  
Total Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. equity   800,369         788,198         758,598  
Non-controlling interests   4,232         4,197         4,356  
Total stockholders' equity   804,601         792,395         762,954  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 2,726,431         $ 3,595,778         $ 2,333,775  


BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
    24 weeks ended       52 weeks ended
    June 17,
 2017
      June 18,
 2016
      June 17,
 2017
      June 18,
 2016
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                            
Net income (loss) before allocation to non-controlling interests   $ (19,557 )       $ (14,780 )       $ 261         $ 23,485  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:                            
Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and technology   25,020         21,684         51,715         44,723  
Amortization of intangibles   29,160         27,459         63,746         46,297  
Amortization of deferred program and contract costs   14,044         12,544         30,515         28,385  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount   6,344         880         11,970         1,604  
Loss on property, equipment and technology disposal/write-down   606         3,094         7,350         4,209  
Employee stock-based compensation expense   16,451         16,572         32,471         33,963  
Change in fair value of contingent consideration   (2,997 )       800         (1,697 )       800  
Deferred income taxes                   (8,899 )       16,439  
Other   (68 )       (3,011 )       8,036         (296 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                            
Settlement receivables   252,160         293,441         (35,205 )       (27,610 )
Settlement payables   (1,010,431 )       (1,005,723 )       15,199         48,266  
Accounts receivable, current and long-term   (10,664 )       16,964         (40,640 )       (46,093 )
Other current assets   3,579         16,914         (27,226 )       9,599  
Other assets   (5,357 )       (2,544 )       (27,503 )       (18,419 )
Consumer and customer deposits   764         31,974         (17,438 )       (1,874 )
Accounts payable and accrued operating expenses   2,098         (33,574 )       20,837         (34,344 )
Deferred revenue   4,356         493         37,225         26,354  
Other current and long-term liabilities   14,670         (21,742 )       14,705         (3,692 )
Income taxes, net   (14,467 )       (4,722 )       (1,203 )       4,850  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (694,289 )       (643,277 )       134,219         156,646  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                            
Expenditures for property, equipment and technology   (30,178 )       (20,281 )       (62,229 )       (47,397 )
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (10,260 )       (144,477 )       (86,388 )       (259,958 )
Investments in unconsolidated entities   (5,601 )               (16,142 )       (5,877 )
Change in restricted cash   (10,580 )       689         (18,960 )       689  
Other   (4,487 )       (2,500 )       (579 )       (2,598 )
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (61,106 )       (166,569 )       (184,298 )       (315,141 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                            
Payments for acquisition liability   (5,503 )               (5,503 )        
Repayment of debt assumed in business acquisitions   (300 )       (8,964 )       (300 )       (8,964 )
Proceeds from issuance of note payable   50,000         100,000         200,000         100,000  
Repayment of note payable   (10,000 )       (37,500 )       (436,250 )       (37,500 )
Payments of financing costs   (619 )               (17,163 )       (2,063 )
Borrowings under revolving bank line of credit   1,198,597         1,502,675         2,681,412         3,072,704  
Repayments on revolving bank line of credit   (1,198,597 )       (1,402,675 )       (2,781,412 )       (2,972,704 )
Repayment on notes payable to Safeway   (254 )       (376 )       (768 )       (10,144 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock from exercise of employee stock options and employee stock purchase plans   10,371         3,452         17,221         9,690  
Other stock-based compensation related   (9,705 )       (2,002 )       (9,987 )       (2,941 )
Repurchase of common stock                   (34,843 )        
Proceeds from convertible debt                   500,000          
Payments for note hedges                   (75,750 )        
Proceeds from warrants                   47,000          
Other                   (156 )       (1,295 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   33,990         154,610         83,501         146,783  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   8,351         4,648         (2,339 )       (1,033 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   (713,054 )       (650,588 )       31,083         (12,745 )
Cash and cash equivalents—beginning of period   1,008,125         914,576         263,988         276,733  
Cash and cash equivalents—end of period   $ 295,071         $ 263,988         $ 295,071         $ 263,988  
                             
NONCASH FINANCING AND INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                            
Forgiveness of notes receivable and accrued interest as part of business acquisition   $         $         $ 5,445         $  
Financing of business acquisition with contingent consideration   $ 1,640         $ 20,100         $ 3,192         $ 20,100  


 
BLACKHAWK NETWORK HOLDINGS, INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
(Tables 1, 2 & 3 in thousands except percentages and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
TABLE 1: OTHER OPERATIONAL DATA
      12 weeks ended       24 weeks ended
      June 17,
2017
      June 18,
2016
      June 17,
2017
      June 18,
2016
Prepaid and processing revenues     $ 390,547         $ 330,350         $ 746,663         $ 645,416  
Partner distribution expense as a % of prepaid and processing revenues     51.6 %       57.9 %       51.0 %       56.3 %


TABLE 2: RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
    12 weeks ended       24 weeks ended
    June 17,
2017
      June 18,
2016
      June 17,
2017
      June 18,
2016
Prepaid and processing revenues:                            
Commissions and fees   $ 282,633         $ 262,931         $ 537,839         $ 502,555  
Program and other fees   107,914         67,419         208,824         142,861  
Total prepaid and processing revenues   $ 390,547         $ 330,350         $ 746,663         $ 645,416  
Adjusted operating revenues:                            
Total operating revenues   $ 463,146         $ 391,206         $ 870,382         $ 757,668  
Revenue adjustment from purchase accounting   1,505         4,439         3,489         8,209  
Marketing and other pass-through revenues   (27,653 )       (20,696 )       (44,633 )       (34,155 )
Partner distribution expense   (201,525 )       (191,231 )       (381,001 )       (363,386 )
Adjusted operating revenues   $ 235,473         $ 183,718         $ 448,237         $ 368,336  
Adjusted EBITDA:                            
Net income (loss) before allocation to non-controlling interests   $ (6,194 )       $ (11,319 )       $ (19,557 )       $ (14,780 )
Interest and other (income) expense, net   (667 )       (486 )       (1,503 )       (898 )
Interest expense   7,051         4,118         13,994         8,184  
Income tax expense (benefit)   (4,591 )       (7,290 )       (14,366 )       (10,527 )
Depreciation and amortization   28,362         28,180         54,180         49,143  
EBITDA   23,961         13,203         32,748         31,122  
Adjustments to EBITDA:                            
Employee stock-based compensation   8,050         8,572         16,451         16,572  
Acquisition-related employee compensation expense   423         200         562         200  
Revenue adjustment from purchase accounting, net   1,427         4,364         3,304         7,449  
Other (gains)/losses, net           (754 )               (754 )
Change in fair value of contingent consideration   (4,037 )       800         (2,997 )       800  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 29,824         $ 26,385         $ 50,068         $ 55,389  
Adjusted EBITDA margin:                            
Total operating revenues   463,146         391,206         870,382         757,668  
Operating income (loss)   (4,401 )       (14,977 )       (21,432 )       (18,021 )
Operating margin   (1.0 )%       (3.8 )%       (2.5 )%       (2.4 )%
Adjusted operating revenues   $ 235,473         $ 183,718         $ 448,237         $ 368,336  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 29,824         $ 26,385         $ 50,068         $ 55,389  
Adjusted EBITDA margin   12.7 %       14.4 %       11.2 %       15.0 %


 TABLE 2:  RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (continued)
  12 weeks ended   24 weeks ended
  June 17,
2017
  June 18,
2016
  June 17,
2017
  June 18,
2016
Adjusted net income:              
Income (loss) before income tax expense $ (10,785 )   $ (18,609 )   $ (33,923 )   $ (25,307 )
Employee stock-based compensation 8,050     8,572     16,451     16,572  
Acquisition-related employee compensation expense 423     200     562     200  
Revenue adjustment from purchase accounting, net 1,427     4,364     3,304     7,449  
Other (gains)/losses, net     (754 )       (754 )
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (4,037 )   800     (2,997 )   800  
Amortization of intangibles 14,942     16,411     29,160     27,459  
Adjusted income before income tax expense $ 10,020     $ 10,984     $ 12,557     $ 26,419  
Income tax expense (benefit) (4,591 )   (7,290 )   (14,366 )   (10,527 )
Tax expense on adjustments 7,738     11,025     18,536     19,769  
Adjusted income tax expense 3,147     3,735     4,170     9,242  
Adjusted net income before allocation to non-controlling interests 6,873     7,249     8,387     17,177  
Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests, net of tax (157 )   (18 )   (280 )   (110 )
Adjusted net income attributable to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. $ 6,716     $ 7,231     $ 8,107     $ 17,067  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:              
Net income (loss) attributable to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. $ (6,351 )   $ (11,337 )   $ (19,837 )   $ (14,890 )
Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities             (15 )
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders $ (6,351 )   $ (11,337 )   $ (19,837 )   $ (14,905 )
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 56,448     56,134     56,176     55,944  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ (0.11 )   $ (0.20 )   $ (0.35 )   $ (0.27 )
Adjusted net income attributable to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. $ 6,716     $ 7,231     $ 8,107     $ 17,067  
Adjusted distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to participating securities     (6 )       (38 )
Adjusted net income available for common shareholders $ 6,716     $ 7,225     $ 8,107     $ 17,029  
Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 56,448     56,134     56,176     55,944  
Increase in common share equivalents 1,458     1,229     1,600     1,503  
Adjusted diluted weighted-average shares outstanding 57,906     57,363     57,776     57,447  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.12     $ 0.13     $ 0.14     $ 0.30  
Reduction in income taxes payable:              
Reduction in income taxes payable resulting from amortization of spin-off tax basis step-up $ 6,597     $ 6,593     $ 13,194     $ 13,187  
Reduction in cash taxes payable from amortization of acquisition intangibles and utilization of acquired NOLs 2,146     4,227     4,738     8,179  
Reduction in cash taxes payable from deductible stock-based compensation and convertible debt 4,038     2,937     13,642     8,911  
Reduction in income taxes payable $ 12,781     $ 13,757     $ 31,574     $ 30,277  
Adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding 57,906     57,363     57,776     57,447  
Reduction in income taxes payable per share $ 0.22     $ 0.24     $ 0.55     $ 0.53  


TABLE 3:  RECONCILIATION OF GAAP CASH FLOW TO ADJUSTED FREE CASH FLOW
    52 weeks ended
    June 17, 2017       June 18, 2016
Net cash flow provided by operating activities   $ 134,219         $ 156,646  
Changes in settlement payables and consumer and customer deposits, net of settlement receivables   37,444         (18,782 )
Benefit from settlement timing   16,495         20,669  
Adjust for: Safeway cash tax payment reimbursed (refunded)   (768 )       (10,144 )
Adjusted net cash flow provided by operating activities   187,390         148,389  
Expenditures for property, equipment and technology   (62,229 )       (47,397 )
Adjusted free cash flow   $ 125,161         $ 100,992  
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Adjusted free cash flow            
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 183,879         $ 191,573  
Less: Expenditures for property, equipment and technology   (62,229 )       (47,397 )
Less: Interest paid   (13,336 )       (12,965 )
Less: Cash taxes (paid) refunded   (3,680 )       3,224  
Less: Revenue adjustment from purchase price accounting, net   (11,479 )       (14,522 )
Change in working capital and other   15,511         (39,590 )
Benefit from settlement timing   16,495         20,669  
Adjusted free cash flow   $ 125,161         $ 100,992  


TABLE 4:  FULL YEAR 2017 GUIDANCE - RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In millions except per share amounts)            
Adjusted operating revenues:   Low       High
Total operating revenues   $ 2,148         $ 2,312  
Partner distribution expense   (1,052 )       (1,095 )
Marketing and other pass-through revenues   (72 )       (80 )
Revenue adjustment from purchase accounting   4         4  
Adjusted operating revenues   $ 1,028         $ 1,141  
             
Adjusted EBITDA:            
Net income before allocation to non-controlling interests   $ 22         $ 26  
Interest (income) expense and other (income) expense, net   32         41  
Income tax expense   13         17  
Depreciation and amortization   116         121  
EBITDA   183         205  
Adjustments to EBITDA:            
Employee stock-based compensation   38         41  
Other adjustments   4         4  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 225         $ 250  
             
Adjusted net income:            
Income before income tax expense   $ 33         $ 43  
Employee stock-based compensation   38         41  
Amortization of intangibles   62         64  
Other   4         4  
Adjusted income before income tax expense   137         152  
             
Income tax expense   13         17  
Tax expense on adjustments   33         35  
Adjusted income tax expense   46         52  
Adjusted net income   $ 91         $ 100  
             
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:            
Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.35         $ 0.44  
Employee stock-based compensation   0.46         0.50  
Amortization of intangibles   0.71         0.72  
Other   0.04         0.04  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share   $ 1.56         $ 1.70  

 

INVESTORS/ANALYSTS:
Patrick Cronin
(925) 226-9973
investor.relations@bhnetwork.com

MEDIA:
Teri Llach
(925) 226-9028
teri.llach@bhnetwork.com

Primary Logo

View Comments and Join the Discussion!
 

Partner Center