Tsys (NYSE: TSS) today reported results for the first quarter 2011 with total revenues of $429.4 million, an increase of 3.9% over 2010.
Excluding termination fees in 2010, total revenues increased 10.0%. Basic EPS from continuing operations was $0.25. Excluding termination fees in 2010, basic EPS from continuing operations increased 35.1%.
"The economic momentum generated during the last two quarters continues to move us forward, and has reinforced our enthusiasm for 2011. Our same-client cardholder transaction volumes increased 9.6%, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth. Organic revenue growth continues to improve with the first quarter at 3.9%. We are in-line to achieve our financial guidance for 2011," said Philip W. Tomlinson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of TSYS.
"We continue to enhance shareholder value through our deployment of capital through acquisitions and share repurchases. We completed the purchase of the remaining 49% interest in TSYS Merchant Solutions in January for a net purchase price of $169.5 million. In addition, we purchased 2 million shares of stock during the quarter under our share repurchase plan, bringing the total purchased over the past three quarters to 5 million shares," said Tomlinson.
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