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Hypercom reports fourth quarter results

16 February 2011  |  2349 views  |  0 Source: Hypercom

Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC), the high security electronic payment and digital transactions solutions provider, today announced certain preliminary GAAP and non-GAAP financial results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company expects to announce its final fourth quarter and full year 2010 results on or about Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The Company expects to report net revenue of approximately $140 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 net revenue is expected to increase approximately $23 million, or 19%, compared to $117 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, driven by strong year-over-year growth in Asia-Pacific (63%), Southern EMEA (24%) and the Americas (15%). Fourth quarter 2010 net revenue is expected to be up approximately 12% over third quarter 2010 net revenue of $125 million, with stronger sequential revenue growth from Northern EMEA (25%), Asia-Pacific (15%), and Southern EMEA (12%). On a constant currency basis, net revenue is expected to increase approximately 23% over the prior-year period and approximately 12% over the third quarter 2010.

The Company expects to report GAAP diluted earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2010 of between $0.04 and $0.06 per diluted share, versus $0.01 per diluted share in the prior-year period and $0.08 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2010.

Non-GAAP diluted earnings before discontinued operations for the three months ended December 31, 2010 is expected to be between $0.18 and $0.20 per diluted share, compared to $0.11 per diluted share in the prior-year period and $0.16 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP EPS excludes the effect of items such as restructuring costs, stock-based compensation, costs related to the pending merger with VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), certain legal settlements, amortization of purchased intangibles, gains or losses from the sale of assets, and non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of discount on warrants issued for long-term debt and any applicable tax effects of such transactions.

Cash is expected to increase to approximately $57 million at December 31, 2010 from $38 million at September 30, 2010 driven primarily from positive cash flow from operations.

For the full year 2010, net revenue is expected to increase approximately $61 million, or 15%, as compared to 2009. On a constant currency basis, full year 2010 net revenue is expected to increase approximately 18% compared to 2009.

The Company expects to report full year 2010 GAAP earnings of between $0.11 and $0.13 per diluted share, versus a loss of $0.13 per diluted share in 2009. Non-GAAP earnings before discontinued operations is expected to increase to between $0.47 and $0.49 per diluted share from $0.22 per diluted share in 2009.

As previously announced, Hypercom has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which VeriFone Systems, Inc. will acquire Hypercom in an all-stock transaction. The transaction is subject to approval by Hypercom stockholders and customary regulatory approvals, and is anticipated to close in the second half of 2011. Hypercom will hold a special meeting of stockholders to vote on approval of the pending merger, which is scheduled to take place at the Company's headquarters on February 24, 2011.

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