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PagSeguro Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
By: Business Wire
Mar. 8, 2018 08:51 PM
PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (the “Company”) announced today its fourth quarter and full year results for the period ended December 31, 2017. The Company´s consolidated financial statements are presented in Reais (R$), unless otherwise indicated, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).
Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial & Operational Highlights:
Full Year 2017 Financial & Operational Highlights:
Total Net revenue*
Total net revenue*, which includes revenue from transaction activities and other services, revenue from sales and financial income amounted to R$2,523.4 million in 2017, an increase of 121.7 % from R$1,138.4 million in 2016.
*Total revenue and income
Revenue from transaction activities and other services
Net revenue from transaction activities and other services in 2017 amounted to R$1,224.3 million, an increase of R$744.2 million, or 155.0%, from R$480.0 million in 2016.
The year-on-year increase was mainly due to a continued increase in our customer base and TPV.
Net revenue from transaction activities and other services during 2017 increased by a lesser percentage than our TPV, which increased to R$38.5 billion from R$14.1 billion in 2016 or 173.2%. This fact was mainly due to the higher proportion of debit card transactions in our TPV in 2017 as compared to 2016.
Revenue from sales
Net revenue from sales in 2017 amounted to R$471.9 million, an increase of R$211.3 million, or 81.1%, from R$260.6 million in 2016. However, in relative terms, the share from POS sales has decreased from 23% in 2016 to 19% in 2017. In addition, in 4Q17 the share of POS device sales has decreased to 13% from 25% in 4Q16.
Financial income, which represents the finance discount we withhold from the early payment of receivables on the 2nd through the 12th installment, amounted to R$818.6 million in 2017, an increase of R$426.2 million, or 108.6% from R$392.4 million in 2016.
The year-on-year growth in this activity was due to growth in our TPV.
Other financial income
Other financial income amounted to R$8.6 million in 2017, an increase of R$3.2 million, or 60.7% from R$5.3 million in 2016.
Total expenses amounted to R$1,839.9 million in 2017, an increase of R$856.9 million, or 87.2% from R$983.0 million in 2016. As a percentage of our Total revenue and income, our total expenses in 2017 decreased by 13.4 percentage points, to 72.9% in 2017 from 86.3% in 2016.
Cost of sales and services
Cost of sales and services amounted to R$1,324.4 million in 2017, an increase of R$700.7 million, or 112.4% from R$623.7 million in 2016. As a percentage of the total of our Net revenue from transaction activities and other services and our Net revenue from sales, our Cost of sales and services posted a decrease of 6.1 percentage points, to 78.1% from 84.2% in 2016.
Within our Cost of sales and services line item, our Cost of services, expressed as a percentage of our Net revenue from transaction activities and other services, decreased to 67.8% from 74.5% in 2016. This decrease reflected ongoing economies of scale due to growth in our TPV.
Our Cost of sales, expressed as a percentage of our Net revenue from sales, posted a slight increase to 104.8% in 2017 from 102.0% in 2016.
Our Selling expenses amounted to R$245.8 million in 2017, an increase of R$45.8 million, or 22.9% from R$199.9 million in 2016. As a percentage of our Total revenue and income, our Selling expenses decreased by 7.9 percentage points, to 9.7% in 2017 from 17.6% in 2016. Our Marketing and advertising costs, while increased in absolute terms, decreased significantly as a percentage of Total revenue and income due to TPV growth.
Our Administrative expenses amounted to R$153.2 million in 2017, an increase of R$68.7 million, or 81.4%, from R$84.5 million in 2016. This increase was mainly due to an increase in personnel costs, bank and consulting fees. As a percentage of our Total revenue and income, our Administrative expenses decreased by 1.3 percentage points, to 6.1% in 2017 from 7.4% in 2016.
The reduction in the level of our Administrative expenses as a percentage of our Total revenue and income over the last three years reflects the scalable nature of our business.
Our Financial expenses amounted to R$104.5 million in 2017, an increase of R$36.2 million, or 53.1%, from expenses of R$68.3 million in 2016.
Expressed as a percentage of our Financial income, our Financial expenses represented 12.8% in 2017 and 17.4% in 2016.
Other (expenses) income, net
Our Other (expenses) income, net, recorded expenses of R$12.0 million in 2017. This net amount principally reflected expenses related to contingency proceedings during the year.
Profit before income taxes
Profit before income taxes amounted to R$683.5 million in 2017, an increase of R$528.1 million, or 340.0%, from R$155.4 million in 2016. The increase was due to growth in our Total revenue and income.
Income tax and social contribution
Income and social contributions tax amounted to expenses of R$204.7 million in 2017, an increase of R$177.1 million from expenses of R$27.6 million in 2016.
This total item consists of Current income tax and social contribution and deferred income tax and social contribution, which relates principally to the tax benefit under the Lei do Bem, which applies to investments made in innovation and technology by PagSeguro Brazil.
Total effective tax rate was 30.0% in 2017, compared with 17.8% in 2016.
The increase in 2017 was due to the increase in our Profit before income taxes while the amount of our Lei do Bem tax benefits remained stable.
Net income for the year in 2017 amounted to R$478.8 million, an increase of R$351.6 million, or 276.4%, from R$127.8 million in 2016.
This increase was principally driven by the volume growth in both our net revenue items as well growth in income from our early payment of receivables and operating leverage.
In February, PagSeguro launched a new functionality for its Moderninha Pro and Moderninha Wifi devices, enabling multiple merchants to share a single point-of-sale device. With this new functionality, each terminal can serve up to six digital accounts, handling sales transactions for each account separately and allowing entrepreneurs and merchants to manage multiple businesses using a single POS device.
In March, PagSeguro launched the Minizinha Chip, its pocket point-of-sale device, an innovative new concept for POS terminals, that combines all of the high-end functionalities such as Wifi and GPRS connection within compact hardware that can literally fit in the merchants’ pocket.
Ideal for small merchants and micro entrepreneurs seeking mobility and convenience, this pocket point-of-sale device no longer requires smartphone pairing like other traditional mobile POSs, since it comes with a SIM card and free data plan, thus improving the merchant experience.
PagSeguro (NYSE: PAGS) will host a conference call and earnings webcast on March 09th , at 09:00 am EST. The conference dial in in the US and International is 1-800-492-3904 or +1 646 828-8246. Connection in Brazil 55 11 3193-1001 or 55 11 2820-4001. Conference ID is PagSeguro.
To listen to a live webcast, please visit PagSeguro´s IR website at investors.pagseguro.com. A replay will be available on the same website following the call.
PagSeguro Digital is a disruptive provider of financial technology solutions focused primarily on micro-merchants, small companies and medium-sized companies in Brazil. PagSeguro Digital’s business model covers all of the following five pillars:
PagSeguro Digital is an UOL Group Company that provides an easy, safe and hassle-free way of accepting payments, where its clients can transact and manage their cash, without the need to open a bank account. PagSeguro Digital’s end-to-end digital ecosystem enables its customers to accept a wide range of online and in-person payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, meal voucher cards, boletos, bank transfers, bank debits and cash deposits.
PagSeguro Digital’s mission is to disrupt and democratize financial services in Brazil, a concentrated, underpenetrated and high interest rate market, by providing an end-to-end digital ecosystem that is safe, affordable, simple and mobile-first for both merchants and consumers. For more information visit http://investors.pagseguro.com.
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