Alliance Data Profits is Skyrocketing Post 150%+ YOY Gains

Alliance Data Profits is Skyrocketing Post 150%+ YOY Gains

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems reported fourth quarter (4Q/15) revenue increased 16.9% year-on-year (YOY) to $1749 million. Net income skyrocketed 157% to $172 million for 4Q/15. For the fourth quarter Card Services revenue rose 20% to $785 million; Epsilon revenue increased 38% to $608 million; and LoyaltyOne revenue decreased 9% to $364 million,…

MoneyGram Turns the Corner to Positive TX Growth

MoneyGram Turns the Corner to Positive TX Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] After repositioning its U.S. to U.S. business following the loss of the Walmart account MoneyGram continues to turn the corner in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). MoneyGram total revenues climbed 7.8% year-on-year (YOY) to $376.7 million. However, net income fell sharply by 75.2% YOY to $2.6 million. MoneyGram notes it posted double-digit…

Intl Debit Pushs Purchase Transactions 18% Higher

Intl Debit Pushs Purchase Transactions 18% Higher

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 17.6% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). International PTX for credit cards increased 11.9% YOY while international PTX for debit cards soared 27.4% YOY in 4Q/15. In the fourth quarter gross international payment card PTX for…

V+M Intl GTX Running Strong Driven by Debit Products

V+M Intl GTX Running Strong Driven by Debit Products

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International gross transactions (GTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 16.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). International GTX for credit cards increased 11.3% YOY while international GTX for debit cards soared 19.5% YOY in 4Q/15. 
In the fourth quarter gross international GTX for Visa and…

Wincor Nixdorf Profits Surge as Diebold Deal on Track

Wincor Nixdorf Profits Surge as Diebold Deal on Track

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Germany’s Wincor Nixdorf reports a 48% year-on-year (YOY) surge in profits for the fourth calendar quarter (4Q/15). Revenues climbed 13.6% YOY in 4Q/15 or 12.0% when adjusted for local currency (FX). The proposed merger with U.S.-based Diebold continues on track. Revenues for 4Q/15 were €727 million, compared to €640 million for…

FleetCor North American Transactions Rock-n-Rolling

FleetCor North American Transactions Rock-n-Rolling

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] GA-based FleetCor Technologies (FLT), a major provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, reported total revenues increased 14.3% year-on-year (YOY) for the fourth quarter (4Q/15) as net income declined sharply by -51.8% YOY, due to two one-off expenses. North America transactions soared 57.7% YOY while international transactions declined…

Big 6 Issuers Struggle with Stimulating Inactive Accounts

Big 6 Issuers Struggle with Stimulating Inactive Accounts

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. bank credit card active accounts (AAC) (accounts with sales activity), among the top six U.S. issuers, slipped 2.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Capital One was the only issuer to post a positive YOY AAC gain in 4Q/15. Citibank had the sharpest decline. There were 157.5 million active…

Western Union Slips a Tad; U.S. Outbound Remains Strong

Western Union Slips a Tad; U.S. Outbound Remains Strong

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Western Union (WU) fourth quarter (4Q/15) GAAP revenues, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), declined 1.3% year-on-year (YOY), while GAAP net income slipped 4.2% YOY. WU consumer-to-consumer (C2C) GAAP revenues FX declined 1.7% YOY, while consumer-to-business (C2B) GAAP revenues FX declined 5.8% YOY WU reported total GAAP Revenues FX of $1453.9…

Seamless Revenues Up 39% YOY; Struggling with SEQR

Seamless Revenues Up 39% YOY; Struggling with SEQR

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Sweden-based Seamless posted fourth quarter (4Q/15) net revenue of SEK 78.9 million, an increase of 39.2% year-on-year (YOY). Net revenues for SEQR business division rose 7.3% YOY to SEK 2.05 million. The Seamless operating loss declined from SEK 50.8 million in 4Q/14 to SEK 32.8 million for 4Q/15. The SEQR operating…

Top 4 Issuers Eke Out US CIF Growth Thanks to COF

Top 4 Issuers Eke Out US CIF Growth Thanks to COF

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Credit Cards-in-Force (CIF) among the Top 4 issuers edged up by a mere 1.0% year-on-year (YOY) at the end of the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to a largely estimated 232.9 million cards.  
Capital One blew the other three top issuers away in the fourth quarter, as the only issuer with positive…

Turbulent Presidential Campaign Impacts U.S. Biz Optimism

Turbulent Presidential Campaign Impacts U.S. Biz Optimism

Less than one-half of U.S. businesses are optimistic about the future. The dim outlook is tied to factors like the turbulent presidential campaign and the “will they or won’t they” Federal Reserve. According to the first quarter 2016 results of the Grant Thornton International Business Report, throughout the world, businesses are more pessimistic, with only…