Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR) today reported financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016.
Results for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared with the same period last year were as follows:
Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results:
- Recurring fee revenues increased 12% to $455 million
- Total revenues increased 9% to $689 million
- Adjusted Operating income increased 14% to $110 million
- Operating income increased 13% to $101 million
- Adjusted Net earnings increased 19% to $70 million
- Net earnings increased 18% to $64 million
- Adjusted Diluted earnings per share increased 23% to $0.58
- Diluted earnings per share increased 21% to $0.52
- Closed sales increased 7% to $29 million
Commenting on the results, Richard J. Daly, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased with the strong third quarter results which give us a high level of confidence to achieve our full year guidance. We anticipate our full year Adjusted EPS growth to be around the midpoint of our 8-12% guidance range. The first three quarters were driven by solid business performance across Broadridge enhanced by the acquisitions we made in the prior year. Our broad product set and great value proposition keep us firmly on track to achieve our long term objectives.”
Mr. Daly added, “We also delivered solid sales in the third quarter keeping us well positioned to achieve our closed sales guidance for the full year. Given our solid results, our 98% revenue retention, and our continuing sales momentum, I remain confident in Broadridge’s ability to achieve its three-year objectives.”
Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016
Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 increased 9% to $689 million, compared to $634 million for the prior year period. The $55 million increase was driven by: (i) higher recurring fee revenues of $49 million, or 12%; (ii) higher distribution revenues of $13 million, or 7%; and (iii) higher event-driven fee revenues of $1 million, or 2%. The positive contribution from recurring fee revenues reflected gains from Net New Business (6pts), contributions from acquisitions (4pts), and internal growth (2pts). The higher distribution revenues of $13 million include $1 million from acquisitions. The Company defines Net New Business as recurring revenue from closed sales less recurring revenue from client losses.
Operating income for the third quarter ended March 31, 2016 was $101 million, an increase of $12 million, or 13%, compared to $89 million for the prior year period. The increase is due to higher revenues, partially offset by higher operating expenses including $2 million of increased amortization from acquired intangibles. Operating income margins increased to 14.6% compared to 14.0% for the comparable prior year period. Adjusted operating income margins increased to 15.9% compared to 15.2% for the comparable prior year period.
For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, Net earnings increased 18% to $64 million, compared to $54 million for the prior year period, primarily due to higher revenues. Adjusted Net earnings increased 19% to $70 million compared to $59 million for the same period last year.
Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.52 per share compared to $0.43 per share for the same period last year. Adjusted Diluted earnings per share were $0.58 per share compared to $0.47 per share for the same period last year. Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs, net of taxes, decreased Diluted earnings per share by $0.05 and $0.04 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
In addition, during the third quarter, the Company repurchased 1.6 million shares of Broadridge common stock at an average price of $54.80 per share under its stock repurchase program.