VeriFone Systems, Inc.
) is expected to report fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results
on Dec 13, 2012.
For the fourth quarter, VeriFone expects to report net revenue
between $495 million and $500 million. Excluding stock-based
compensation, net income per diluted share is projected between
75 cents and 77 cents.
In the third quarter of 2012, VeriFone posted a net income of
$37.7 million or 34 cents per share compared with $14.5 million
or 3 cents per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 and
$26.4 million or 28 cents per share in the year-ago
Excluding one-time charges but including stock-based
compensation expense, net income came in at 64 cents per share,
beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 61 cents.
The company has been consistently beating expectations. On
average, VeriFone has exceeded Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.17%
in the last four quarters.
For fiscal 2012 (including 10 months of Point revenues),
VeriFone expects to report net revenue between $1.893 billion and
$1.898 billion, down from the previous guidance of $1.900 billion
- $1.925 billion, primarily due to exchange rate volatility and
reduced sales from Latin America.
Excluding stock-based compensation, net income per share is
projected between $2.73 and $2.75, up from the earlier projection
of $2.60 - $2.66.
For fiscal 2013, revenues are estimated between $2.05 billion
and $2.10 billion. Excluding stock-based compensation, net income
per share is projected between $3.25 and $3.30.
VeriFone continues to impress on the back of strategic
acquisitions and growing high margin services mix in total
revenue. This high-margin services business is being propelled by
new offerings, such as London taxi, Secure PumpPay and mobile
payments growth. The recent acquisitions of Hypercom and Point
will strengthen the company's foothold in Europe along with
generating significant synergies.
However, organic growth remains a matter of concern.
Competition continues to be stiff from the likes of
), which recently acquired Retalix Ltd. for approximately $650
Earnings estimates have been more or less static in the last
90 days with no movement in either side. Organic growth also
remains a matter of concern. Hence, we maintain our Neutral
recommendation ahead of the fourth quarter results.
Our Neutral recommendation is supported by a Zacks #3 Rank,
which translates into a short-term rating of Hold.
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