During the first six months of fiscal year 2013, our recurring revenue closed sales of $34 million decreased 45% from last year's comparable period. Free cash flow was $55 million. In addition, the Company repurchased approximately 3.9 million shares of Broadridge common stock under its stock repurchase plan at an average price of approximately $23.44 per share, and there remain approximately 5.9 million shares available for purchase under the stock repurchase plan as of December 31, 2012.
Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Guidance
We are reaffirming our full year guidance. We anticipate recurring revenue growth in the range of 4% to 7% and total revenue growth in the range of 3% to 4%, GAAP earnings from continuing operations before income taxes margins in the range of 13.8% to 14.4%, and Non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations before income taxes margins in the range of 15.1% to 15.7%.
We anticipate GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the range of $1.60 to $1.70, and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the range of $1.76 to $1.86, based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of approximately 128 million shares. Our free cash flow is expected to be in the range of approximately $200 million to $250 million. Our recurring revenue closed sales are expected to be in the range of $110 million to $150 million.
The Non-GAAP earnings margins guidance range excludes the projected impact of Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs and restructuring charges. The Non-GAAP pre-tax earnings margins and diluted earnings per share guidance ranges increased from the guidance we provided in August 2012 as a result of the exclusion of the impact of Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs which was not excluded in the guidance we provided in August 2012. Our guidance does not take into consideration the effect of any future acquisitions, additional debt or share repurchases.
Description of Non-GAAP Adjustments:
In certain circumstances, results have been presented that are not generally accepted accounting principles measures ("Non-GAAP") and should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's reported results. Net earnings, diluted earnings per share and pre-tax earnings margins excluding Acquisition Amortization and Other Costs, Restructuring and Impairment Charges and IBM Migration costs are Non-GAAP measures. These measures are adjusted to exclude costs incurred by the Company in connection with amortization and other charges associated with the Company's acquisitions, the termination of the Outsourcing Services Agreement with Penson and the migration of its data center to IBM, as Broadridge believes this information helps investors understand the effect of these items on reported results and provides a better representation of our actual performance. Free cash flow is a Non-GAAP measure and is defined as cash flow from operating activities, less capital expenditures and purchases of intangibles. Management believes this Non-GAAP measure provides investors with a more complete understanding of Broadridge's underlying operational results. These Non-GAAP measures are indicators that management uses to provide additional meaningful comparisons between current results and prior reported results, and as a basis for planning and forecasting for future periods. Accompanying this release is a reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measures.
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