LAKE SUCCESS, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) today reported financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2013. For the three months ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported revenues of $493 million, GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $16 million, Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $22 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.13 and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.17. This compares with revenues of $480 million, GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $7 million, Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $19 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.05 and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.15 for the comparable quarter of the previous fiscal year.
Our fiscal year 2013 Non-GAAP results exclude the impact of Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs and restructuring charges. In addition, our fiscal year 2012 Non-GAAP results exclude the impact of Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs, an impairment charge, and IBM Migration costs. The significant Non-GAAP adjustments to our results are described in more detail below.
Commenting on the results, Richard J. Daly, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Overall, I am satisfied with our second quarter results. For the quarter, our recurring revenues grew 3% in an ongoing challenging market environment. Although our sales pipeline is as strong as ever, I am not satisfied with our year-to-date recurring revenue closed sales results which were down approximately 45% compared with last year. This is primarily due to a longer than anticipated sales cycle for pending transactions with revenue greater than $5 million. During the first half of the year, we did not close any sales with revenue greater than $5 million, compared to the same period last year when we closed $22 million of such large sales." He continued, "Due to the seasonal nature of our business, the first half of the fiscal year generally contributes less than 20% to our annual earnings results." Mr. Daly concluded, "We expect to achieve our full year guidance as a result of our strong sales pipeline including the large pending sales, 99% client revenue retention rate, the leading market position our brand and products enjoy, and our continued commitment to drive cost efficiencies through the organization. With the long and difficult exit from the Clearing business behind us and event-driven revenues stabilized near their historical lows, moving forward, we are highly confident that our clear and executable strategy will create shareholder value across both our business segments."
Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, revenues increased 3% to $493 million, compared to $480 million for the comparable period last year. The increase was driven by a positive contribution from recurring fee revenues of approximately $9 million including net new business (defined as closed sales less client losses) and higher distribution revenues of $3 million. GAAP pre-tax margins from continuing operations of 5.0% increased compared to 2.2% for the same period last year primarily due to the impact of the $10 million impairment charge on the Penson Worldwide, Inc. ("Penson") common stock and $4 million of IBM Migration costs in the prior year. Non-GAAP pre-tax margins from continuing operations were 6.9% compared to 6.3% for the same period last year.
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