Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) has completed its acquisition of PayCycle, Inc.
PayCycle, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is a leader in online payroll for small businesses, accountants and financial institutions and serves more than 85,000 small businesses. Announced June 2, the approximately $170 million acquisition expands the online capability of Intuit's payroll offering and strengthens the company's position as a provider of software as a service for small businesses.
With the transaction completed, PayCycle becomes part of Intuit's small business group, which serves more than 1 million small business payroll customers. Intuit's history of providing low-cost, high-value payroll solutions, combined with PayCycle's innovative online platform, will benefit small businesses and the accountants, financial institutions and other third parties that serve them. Together, the companies are expected to accelerate the growth of Intuit's online payroll services and develop easy-to-use, next-generation tools to help small businesses be more efficient.
Intuit expects the acquisition to reduce its GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and non-GAAP earnings by approximately 2 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009, which ends July 31. The charges primarily reflect costs associated with the write-down of software previously developed by Intuit and with integrating the two companies' workforces. Intuit does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact on fiscal year 2010 earnings.