ACI Worldwide, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2009
(NEW YORK — February 25, 2010) — ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW), a leading international provider of electronic payments software and solutions, today announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. We will hold a conference call on February 25, 2010, at 8.30 a.m. EST to discuss this information. Interested persons may also access a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference at www.aciworldwide.com/investors.
“In 2009, ACI achieved strong growth in profitability on a stable revenue base as compared to the prior year, albeit in a much more challenging climate. Our extensive expense management exercises produced sizable operating expense reductions even while we booked significant renewal business across our enterprise at economic rates. As I anticipated, long-tenured implementation projects began to move out of our backlog in the second half of 2009 and into current period revenue. During the second half of 2009 we had 89 projects go live which represented a significant improvement over prior-year,” Chief Executive Officer Philip Heasley said.
Heasley further added, “I can reiterate my statements from last quarter. We expect our 2010 focus to remain on the operating profitability of the business as well as on growing new account and new applications activities across our geographic footprint. Lastly, we are announcing today that Ron Totaro will be leaving ACI. Ron joined us two years ago to lead a very challenging restructuring and business process improvement effort and he has successfully completed those activities at the company. We appreciate his service to ACI. Now that our major global reorganization activities are complete, we’re focused upon growing a more profitable business globally and we think that our strong management team will achieve the strategic plan objectives,” commented Heasley.