EEFT 3/31/2015 10Q

 
 
 
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015
OR
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period
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Commission File Number: 001-31648
EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
74-2806888
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
 
 
3500 College Boulevard
 
Leawood, Kansas
66211
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(913) 327-4200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ No o
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On April 27, 2015, Euronet Worldwide, Inc. had 51,878,731 shares of Common Stock outstanding.
 
 
 
 
 



EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
 
As of
 
March 31,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
 
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
480,712

 
$
468,010

Restricted cash
42,097

 
68,028

Inventory — PINs and other
67,145

 
85,675

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $19,503 at March 31, 2015 and $20,546 at December 31, 2014
298,190

 
375,579

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
147,954

 
108,624

Total current assets
1,036,098

 
1,105,916

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $233,414 at March 31, 2015 and $239,607 at December 31, 2014
121,775

 
125,307

Goodwill
560,747

 
599,863

Acquired intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $114,790 at March 31, 2015 and $113,153 at December 31, 2014
144,270

 
158,267

Other assets, net of accumulated amortization of $31,837 at March 31, 2015 and $30,276 at December 31, 2014
60,147

 
62,206

Total assets
$
1,923,037

 
$
2,051,559

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Trade accounts payable
$
318,535

 
$
445,984

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
392,834

 
336,361

Current portion of capital lease obligations
2,186

 
2,216

Short-term debt obligations and current maturities of long-term debt obligations
10,453

 
11,156

Income taxes payable
12,224

 
19,248

Deferred revenue
31,837

 
33,916

Total current liabilities
768,069

 
848,881

Debt obligations, net of current portion
411,686

 
410,368

Capital lease obligations, net of current portion
3,177

 
2,148

Deferred income taxes
37,164

 
38,959

Other long-term liabilities
17,478

 
18,391

Total liabilities
1,237,574

 
1,318,747

Equity:
 
 
 
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred Stock, $0.02 par value. 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

 

Common Stock, $0.02 par value. 90,000,000 shares authorized; 56,804,302 issued at March 31, 2015 and 56,464,187 issued at December 31, 2014
1,136

 
1,129

Additional paid-in-capital
961,481

 
955,715

Treasury stock, at cost, 4,950,682 shares at March 31, 2015 and 4,867,420 shares at December 31, 2014
(138,695
)
 
(133,788
)
Retained earnings
12,797

 
5,619

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(153,098
)
 
(97,922
)
Total Euronet Worldwide, Inc. stockholders’ equity
683,621

 
730,753

Noncontrolling interests
1,842

 
2,059

Total equity
685,463

 
732,812

Total liabilities and equity
$
1,923,037

 
$
2,051,559

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
$
395,162

 
$
353,315

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
251,357

 
226,338

Salaries and benefits
60,328

 
53,574

Selling, general and administrative
34,034

 
32,871

Depreciation and amortization
17,280

 
16,150

Total operating expenses
362,999

 
328,933

Operating income
32,163

 
24,382

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
609

 
532

Interest expense
(5,698
)
 
(1,988
)
Foreign currency exchange loss, net
(12,952
)
 
(1,269
)
Other expense, net
(18,041
)
 
(2,725
)
Income before income taxes
14,122

 
21,657

Income tax expense
(6,997
)
 
(5,724
)
Net income
7,125

 
15,933

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
53

 
89

Net income attributable to Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
$
7,178

 
$
16,022

 
 
 
 
Earnings per share attributable to Euronet Worldwide, Inc. stockholders:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.14

 
$
0.32

Diluted
$
0.13

 
$
0.30

 
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
51,673,160

 
50,788,219

Diluted
53,625,641

 
52,763,650

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net income
$
7,125

 
$
15,933

Translation adjustment
(55,340
)
 
3,199

Comprehensive (loss) income
(48,215
)
 
19,132

Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
217

 
88

Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
$
(47,998
)
 
$
19,220

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net income
$
7,125

 
$
15,933

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
17,280

 
16,150

Share-based compensation
2,875

 
3,137

Unrealized foreign exchange loss, net
12,952

 
(1,269
)
Deferred income taxes
(612
)
 
(1,661
)
Accretion of convertible debt discount and amortization of debt issuance costs
3,014

 
297

Changes in working capital, net of amounts acquired:
 
 
 
Income taxes payable, net
(5,092
)
 
(2,223
)
Restricted cash
22,726

 
8,405

Inventory — PINs and other
12,874

 
28,665

Trade accounts receivable
51,155

 
75,110

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(43,700
)
 
11,450

Trade accounts payable
(100,741
)
 
(94,149
)
Deferred revenue
548

 
449

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
75,558

 
(8,467
)
Changes in noncurrent assets and liabilities
(1,461
)
 
1,232

Net cash provided by operating activities
54,501

 
53,059

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment
(13,433
)
 
(11,049
)
Purchases of other long-term assets
(1,806
)
 
(1,327
)
Other, net
456

 
131

Net cash used in investing activities
(14,783
)
 
(12,245
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of shares
2,350

 
2,045

Repurchase of shares
(4,997
)
 
(560
)
Borrowings from revolving credit agreements
252

 
413,913

Repayments of revolving credit agreements

 
(371,600
)
Repayments of long-term debt obligations
(938
)
 
(2,000
)
Repayments of capital lease obligations
(697
)
 
(629
)
Repayments of short-term debt obligations, net
(600
)
 
(1,337
)
Other, net
262

 
(28
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(4,368
)
 
39,804

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(22,648
)
 
1,856

Increase in cash and cash equivalents
12,702

 
82,474

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
468,010

 
209,826

 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
480,712

 
$
292,300

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Interest paid during the period
$
1,118

 
$
803

Income taxes paid during the period
$
11,944

 
$
8,207

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(1) GENERAL
Organization
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the “Company” or “Euronet”) is a leading electronic payments provider. Euronet offers payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Euronet's primary product offerings include comprehensive automated teller machine (“ATM”), point-of-sale (“POS”), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services; electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products; and global money transfer services.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared from the records of the Company, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“U.S. GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, such unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of normal interim closing procedures) necessary to present fairly on a consolidated basis the financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2015, the results of its operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. The unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2014, including the notes thereto, set forth in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain amounts in prior years have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Significant items subject to such estimates and assumptions include computing income taxes, estimating the useful lives and potential impairment of long-lived assets and goodwill, as well as allocating the purchase price to assets acquired and liabilities assumed in acquisitions and revenue recognition. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year ending December 31, 2015.
Seasonality
Euronet’s EFT Processing Segment experiences its heaviest demand for dynamic currency conversion services during the third quarter of the fiscal year, coinciding with tourism season. Additionally, the EFT Processing and epay Segments are impacted by seasonality during the fourth quarter and first quarter of each year due to higher transaction levels during the holiday season and lower levels following the holiday season. Seasonality in the money transfer segment varies by regions of the world. In most markets, Euronet usually experiences increased demand for money transfer services from the month of May through the fourth quarter of each year, coinciding with the increase in worker migration patterns and various holidays, and experiences its lowest transaction levels during the first quarter of each year.

(2) RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

Recently Issued
In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, Interest - Imputation of Interest ("ASU 2015-03"), which requires that transaction costs related to the issuance of debt be deducted from the carrying value of the financial liability and not recorded as separate assets. ASU 2015-03 will become effective for the Company on January 1, 2016 and early adoption is permitted. The guidance is to be applied on a retrospective basis. Euronet has debt issuance costs which will be reclassified upon adoption of the guidance, but it is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company's financial position and it will have no impact upon the Company's results of operations or cash flows.
In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASU 2014-09"), which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. ASU 2014-09 will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective. In April 2015, the FASB voted for a one-year deferral of the effective of the new revenue recognition standard. If approved, the new standard will become effective for the Company on January 1, 2018 and early adoption is not permitted. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

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The Company has not yet selected a transition method nor has it determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.

(3) STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share has been computed by dividing earnings available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the respective period. Diluted earnings per share has been computed by dividing earnings available to common stockholders by the weighted average shares outstanding during the respective period, after adjusting for any potential dilution of options to purchase the Company's common stock, assumed vesting of restricted stock and the assumed conversion of the Company’s convertible debentures. The following table provides the computation of diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Computation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
51,673,160

 
50,788,219

Incremental shares from assumed exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock
1,952,481

 
1,975,431

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding
53,625,641

 
52,763,650

The table includes the impact of all stock options and restricted stock that are dilutive to the Company’s weighted average common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. The calculation of diluted earnings per share excludes stock options or shares of restricted stock that are anti-dilutive to the Company’s weighted average common shares outstanding of approximately 991,000 and 763,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company had convertible notes outstanding that, if converted, would have had a potentially dilutive effect on its common stock. At issuance, the Company stated its intent to settle any conversion of these notes by paying cash for the principal value and issuing common stock for any conversion value in excess of the principal value. As of March 31, 2015, and currently, the Company maintains the intent and ability to settle any conversion as stated. Accordingly, the convertible notes would only have a dilutive effect if the market price per share of common stock exceeds the conversion price per share of common stock. Therefore, according to Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 260, Earnings per Share, these notes were not dilutive to earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2015. See Note 6, Debt Obligations, for more information about the convertible notes.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

Accumulated other comprehensive loss consists entirely of foreign currency translation adjustments. The Company recorded a foreign currency translation loss of $55.3 million and a gain of $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. There were no reclassifications of foreign currency translation into the consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.


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(4) GOODWILL AND ACQUIRED INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET
A summary of acquired intangible assets and goodwill activity for the three months ended March 31, 2015 is presented below:
(in thousands)
 
Acquired
Intangible
Assets
 
Goodwill
 
Total
Intangible
Assets
Balance as of December 31, 2014
 
$
158,267

 
$
599,863

 
$
758,130

Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization
 
(6,192
)
 

 
(6,192
)
Other (primarily changes in foreign currency exchange rates)
 
(7,805
)
 
(39,116
)
 
(46,921
)
Balance as of March 31, 2015
 
$
144,270

 
$
560,747

 
$
705,017

Estimated amortization expense on intangible assets with finite lives, before income taxes, as of March 31, 2015, is expected to total $14.3 million for the remainder of 2015, $19.0 million for 2016, $17.1 million for 2017, $15.0 million for 2018, $14.3 million for 2019 and $13.9 million for 2020.
The Company’s annual goodwill impairment test is performed during the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. The annual impairment test for the year ended December 31, 2014 resulted in no impairment charge.
Determining the fair value of reporting units requires significant management judgment in estimating future cash flows and assessing potential market and economic conditions. It is reasonably possible that the Company’s operations will not perform as expected, or that the estimates or assumptions included in the 2014 annual impairment test could change, which may result in the Company recording material non-cash impairment charges during the year in which these changes take place.

(5) ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities consist of the following:
 
 
As of
(in thousands)
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Accrued expenses
 
$
181,731

 
$
137,543

Money transfer settlement obligations
 
83,032

 
96,795

Accrued amounts due to mobile operators and other content providers
 
63,912

 
64,839

Derivative liabilities
 
63,249

 
36,439

Deferred income taxes
 
910

 
745

Total
 
$
392,834

 
$
336,361



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(6) DEBT OBLIGATIONS
A summary of debt obligation activity for the three months ended March 31, 2015 is presented below:
(in thousands)
 
Revolving
Credit
Facilities
 
Other Debt
Obligations
 
Capital
Leases
 
1.5%
Convertible
Debentures
Due 2044
 
Term Loan A
 
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2014
 
$
5,316

 
$
6,035

 
$
4,364

 
$
337,986

 
$
72,187

 
$
425,888

Increases (decreases):
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Net borrowings (repayments)
 
252

 
(600
)
 
1,264

 

 
(938
)
 
(22
)
Accretion
 

 

 

 
2,425

 

 
2,425

Capital lease interest
 

 

 
86

 

 

 
86

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain)
 
48

 
(572
)
 
(351
)
 

 

 
(875
)
Balance as of March 31, 2015
 
5,616

 
4,863

 
5,363

 
340,411

 
71,249

 
427,502

Less — current maturities
 

 
(4,828
)
 
(2,186
)
 

 
(5,625
)
 
(12,639
)
Long-term obligations as of March 31, 2015
 
$
5,616

 
$
35

 
$
3,177

 
$
340,411

 
$
65,624

 
$
414,863


Credit Facility
As of March 31, 2015, the Company had a $675 million senior secured credit facility (the "Credit Facility") consisting of a $600 million revolving credit facility and a $75 million term loan ("Term Loan A"), which had been reduced to $71.2 million through principal amortization payments. The Credit Facility expires April 9, 2019.
Interest on borrowings under the revolving credit facility and Term Loan A varies based upon the Company's consolidated total leverage ratio, as defined in the Company's credit agreement, and during the first quarter of 2015 was based on a margin over the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) rate or a margin over a base rate, as selected by the Company, with the applicable margin ranging from 1.375% to 2.375% for LIBOR loans or 0.375% to 1.375% for base rate loans. Accordingly, the weighted average interest rate for borrowings outstanding under the Company's revolving credit facility and Term Loan A was 10.75% and 1.80%, respectively, as of March 31, 2015, excluding amortization of deferred financing costs.
Convertible Debt
On October 30, 2014, the Company completed the sale of $402.5 million of Convertible Senior Notes due 2044 (“Convertible Notes”). The Convertible Notes have an interest rate of 1.5% per annum payable semi-annually in April and October, and are convertible into shares of Euronet Common Stock at a conversion price of approximately $72.18 per share if certain conditions are met (relating to the closing prices of Euronet Common Stock exceeding certain thresholds for specified periods). Holders of the Convertible Notes have the option to require the Company to purchase their notes at par on October 1, 2020, and have additional options to require the Company to purchase their notes at par on October 1, 2024, 2029, 2034, and 2039, or upon a change in control of the Company. In connection with the issuance of the Convertible Notes, the Company recorded $10.7 million in debt issuance costs, which are being amortized through October 1, 2020.
In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 470-20-30-27, proceeds from the issuance of convertible debt are allocated between debt and equity components so that debt is discounted to reflect the Company's nonconvertible debt borrowing rate. ASC 470-20-35-13 requires the debt discount to be amortized over the period the convertible debt is expected to be outstanding as additional non-cash interest expense. The allocation resulted in an increase to additional paid in capital of $66.1 million.
Contractual interest expense was $1.5 million and accretion expense was $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The effective interest rate was 4.7% for the three months ended March 31, 2015. As of March 31, 2015, the unamortized discount was $62.1 million, and will be amortized through October 1, 2020.
 
(7) DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
The Company is exposed to foreign currency exchange risk resulting from (i) the collection of funds or the settlement of money transfer transactions in currencies other than the U.S. Dollar, (ii) derivative contracts written to its customers in connection with providing cross-currency money transfer services and (iii) short-term borrowings that are payable in currencies other than the

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U.S dollar. The Company enters into foreign currency derivative contracts, primarily foreign currency forwards and cross-currency swaps, to minimize its exposure related to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. As a matter of Company policy, the derivative instruments used in these activities are economic hedges and are not designated as hedges under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, primarily due to either the relatively short duration of the contract term or the effects of fluctuations in currency exchange rates are reflected concurrently in earnings for both the derivative instrument and the transaction and have an offsetting effect.
Foreign currency exchange contracts - Ria Operations
In the United States, the Company uses short-duration foreign currency forward contracts, generally with maturities up to 14 days, to offset the fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates on the collection of money transfer funds between initiation of a transaction and its settlement. Due to the short duration of these contracts and the Company’s credit profile, the Company is generally not required to post collateral with respect to these foreign currency forward contracts. Most derivative contracts executed with counterparties in the U.S. are governed by an International Swaps and Derivatives Association agreement that includes standard netting arrangements; therefore, asset and liability positions from forward contracts and all other foreign exchange transactions with the same counterparty are net settled upon maturity.
As of March 31, 2015, the Company had foreign currency forward contracts outstanding in the U.S. with a notional value of $119 million, primarily in Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros and Mexican pesos.

Foreign currency exchange contracts - HiFX Operations
HiFX writes derivative instruments, primarily foreign currency forward contracts and cross-currency swaps, mostly with counterparties comprised of individuals and small-to-medium size businesses and derives a currency margin from this activity as part of its operations. HiFX aggregates its foreign currency exposures arising from customer contracts and hedges the resulting net currency risks by entering into offsetting contracts with established financial institution counterparties. Foreign exchange revenues from HiFX's total portfolio of positions were $15.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015. All of the derivative contracts used in the Company' s HiFX operations are economic hedges and are not designated as hedges under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. The duration of these derivative contracts is generally less than one year.
The fair value of HiFX's total portfolio of positions can change significantly from period to period based on, among other factors, market movements and changes in customer contract positions. HiFX manages counterparty credit risk (the risk that counterparties will default and not make payments according to the terms of the agreements) on an individual counterparty basis. It mitigates this risk by entering into contracts with collateral posting requirements and/or by performing financial assessments prior to contract execution, conducting periodic evaluations of counterparty performance and maintaining a diverse portfolio of qualified counterparties. HiFX does not expect any significant losses from counterparty defaults.
The aggregate equivalent U.S. dollar notional amounts of foreign currency derivative customer contracts held by the Company in its HiFX operations as of March 31, 2015 was approximately $802 million. The majority of customer contracts are written in major currencies such as the euro, Canadian dollar, British pound, and Australian dollar.
Balance Sheet Presentation

The following table summarizes the fair value of the derivative instruments as recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the dates below:
 
 
Asset Derivatives
 
Liability Derivatives
 
 
 
 
Fair Value
 
 
 
Fair Value
(in thousands)
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
Other current assets
 
$
68,452

 
$
41,151

 
Other current liabilities
 
$
(63,249
)
 
$
(36,439
)

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The following tables summarize the gross and net fair value of derivative assets and liabilities as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 (in thousands):
Offsetting of Derivative Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Amounts Not Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
 
As of March 31, 2015
 
Gross Amounts of Recognized Assets
 
Gross Amounts Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Net Amounts Presented in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Financial Instruments
 
Cash Collateral Received
 
Net Amounts
Derivatives subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement
 
$
68,452

 
$

 
$
68,452

 
$
(48,290
)
 
$
(8,053
)
 
$
12,109

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement
 
$
41,151

 
$

 
$
41,151

 
$
(28,113
)
 
$
(5,279
)
 
$
7,759

Offsetting of Derivative Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Amounts Not Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
 
As of March 31, 2015
 
Gross Amounts of Recognized Liabilities
 
Gross Amounts Offset in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Net Amounts Presented in the Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
Financial Instruments
 
Cash Collateral Paid
 
Net Amounts
Derivatives subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement
 
$
(63,249
)
 
$

 
$
(63,249
)
 
$
48,290

 
$
4,233

 
$
(10,726
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement
 
$
(36,439
)
 
$

 
$
(36,439
)
 
$
28,113

 
$
176

 
$
(8,150
)

Income Statement Presentation
The following tables summarize the location and amount of gains and losses of derivatives in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:
 
 
 
 
Amount of Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivative Contracts (a)
 
 
Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivative Contracts
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(in thousands)
 
 
2015
 
2014
Foreign currency exchange contracts - Ria Operations
 
Foreign currency exchange loss, net
 
$
1,889

 
$
(747
)
(a) The Company enters into derivative contracts such as foreign currency exchange forwards and cross-currency swaps as part of its HiFX operations. These derivative contracts are excluded from this table as they are part of the broader disclosure of foreign currency exchange revenues for this business discussed above.
See Note 8, Fair Value Measurements, for the determination of the fair values of derivatives.


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(8) FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Fair value measurements used in the consolidated financial statements are based upon the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value hierarchy distinguishes between (1) market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) and (2) an entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (unobservable inputs). The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:
Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. 
Level 2 – Valuations based on quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs in which little or no market activity exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions about the inputs that market participants would use in pricing.
The following table details financial assets and liabilities measured and recorded at fair value on a recurring basis:
 
 
 
 
As of March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
 
Balance Sheet Classification
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
Other current assets
 
$

 
$
68,452

 
$

 
$
68,452

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
Other current liabilities
 
$

 
$
(63,249
)
 
$

 
$
(63,249
)
 
 
 
 
As of December 31, 2014
(in thousands)
 
Balance Sheet Classification
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
Other current assets
 
$

 
$
41,151

 
$

 
$
41,151

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
Other current liabilities
 
$

 
$
(36,439
)
 
$

 
$
(36,439
)

Other Fair Value Disclosures
The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, trade accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current obligations approximate their fair values because of the relatively short-term maturities of these financial instruments. The carrying values of the Company’s long-term debt (other than the Convertible Notes), including the current portion, approximate fair value because interest is primarily based on LIBOR, which resets at various intervals of less than one year. The Company estimates the fair value of the Convertible Notes using quoted prices in inactive markets for identical liabilities (Level 2). As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the fair values of the convertible notes were $432.3 million and $408.0 million, respectively, with carrying values of $340.4 million and $338.0 million, respectively.


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(9) SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company’s reportable operating segments have been determined in accordance with ASC Topic 280, Segment Reporting. The Company currently operates in the following three reportable operating segments:
1)
Through the EFT Processing Segment, the Company processes transactions for a network of ATMs and POS terminals across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The Company provides comprehensive electronic payment solutions consisting of ATM cash withdrawal services, ATM network participation, outsourced ATM and POS management solutions, credit and debit card outsourcing, dynamic currency conversion and other value added services. Through this segment, the Company also offers a suite of integrated electronic financial transaction software solutions for electronic payment and transaction delivery systems.
2)
Through the epay Segment, the Company provides distribution, processing and collection services for prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the United States and South America.
3)
Through the Money Transfer Segment, the Company provides global money transfer services under the brand names Ria and HiFX. Ria provides global consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a network of sending agents, Company-owned stores and a Company-owned website, disbursing money transfers through a worldwide correspondent network. HiFX offers account-to-account international payment services to high-income individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The Company also offers customers bill payment services, payment alternatives such as money orders and prepaid debit cards, comprehensive check cashing services, foreign currency exchange services and mobile top-up. The Company provides cash management solutions and foreign currency risk management services to small-to-medium sized businesses under the brand name HiFM.
In addition, the Company accounts for non-operating activity, most share-based compensation expense, certain intersegment eliminations and the costs of providing corporate and other administrative services in its administrative division, “Corporate Services, Eliminations and Other.” These services are not directly identifiable with the Company’s reportable operating segments.
The following tables present the Company’s reportable segment results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014:

 
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
 
EFT
Processing
 
epay
 
Money
Transfer
 
Corporate
Services,
Eliminations
and Other
 
Consolidated
Total revenues
 
$
74,680

 
$
175,925

 
$
144,806

 
$
(249
)
 
$
395,162

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
 
39,129

 
137,217

 
75,220

 
(209
)
 
251,357

Salaries and benefits
 
11,006

 
12,045

 
31,093

 
6,184

 
60,328

Selling, general and administrative
 
5,770

 
8,013

 
17,961

 
2,290

 
34,034

Depreciation and amortization
 
7,405

 
3,077

 
6,728

 
70

 
17,280

Total operating expenses
 
63,310

 
160,352

 
131,002

 
8,335

 
362,999

Operating income (expense)
 
$
11,370

 
$
15,573

 
$
13,804

 
$
(8,584
)
 
$
32,163


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For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
(in thousands)
 
EFT
Processing
 
epay
 
Money
Transfer
 
Corporate
Services,
Eliminations
and Other
 
Consolidated
Total revenues
 
$
74,605

 
$
185,064

 
$
94,000

 
$
(354
)
 
$
353,315

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
 
37,338

 
143,341

 
45,972

 
(313
)
 
226,338

Salaries and benefits
 
11,095

 
13,594

 
23,310

 
5,575

 
53,574

Selling, general and administrative
 
6,102

 
9,087

 
16,145

 
1,537

 
32,871

Depreciation and amortization
 
7,296

 
4,146

 
4,633

 
75

 
16,150

Total operating expenses
 
61,831

 
170,168

 
90,060

 
6,874

 
328,933

Operating income (expense)
 
$
12,774

 
$
14,896

 
$
3,940

 
$
(7,228
)
 
$
24,382



The following table presents the Company’s property and equipment and total assets by reportable segment:
 
 
Property and Equipment, net as of
 
Total Assets as of
(in thousands)
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
EFT Processing
 
$
71,545

 
$
72,749

 
$
396,003

 
$
390,398

epay
 
22,323

 
24,859

 
593,175

 
754,448

Money Transfer
 
27,722

 
27,528

 
863,072

 
837,360

Corporate Services, Eliminations and Other
 
185

 
171

 
70,787

 
69,353

   Total
 
$
121,775

 
$
125,307

 
$
1,923,037

 
$
2,051,559


(10) INCOME TAXES
The Company's effective income tax rates were 49.5% and 26.4% for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective income tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was significantly influenced by foreign currency exchange losses. Excluding this item from pre-tax income, as well as the related tax effect, the effective income tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was comparable to the rate for the three months ended March 31, 2014.
The Company's effective income tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2015, as adjusted for foreign currency exchange losses, and 2014 were lower than the applicable statutory income tax rate of 35% primarily because of the Company's U.S. income tax positions. The Company does not have a history of significant taxable income in the U.S.; therefore, the Company has recorded a valuation allowance against its U.S. federal tax net operating loss carryforwards. Accordingly, in instances when the Company's U.S. legal entities generate pre-tax U.S. GAAP income, no income tax expense is recognized to the extent there are net operating loss carryforwards to offset pre-tax U.S. GAAP income.
(11) COMMITMENTS
As of March 31, 2015, the Company had $73.9 million of stand-by letters of credit/bank guarantees issued on its behalf, of which $41.5 million are outstanding under the revolving credit facility. The remaining stand-by letters of credit/bank guarantees are collateralized by $3.8 million of cash deposits held by the respective issuing banks.
Under certain circumstances, Euronet grants guarantees in support of obligations of subsidiaries. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had granted off balance sheet guarantees for cash in various ATM networks amounting to $14.4 million over the terms of the cash supply agreements and performance guarantees amounting to approximately $24.0 million over the terms of agreements with the customers.
Once each of Euronet's subsidiaries reaches a certain size, it is required under the Credit Agreement to provide a guarantee of all or a portion of the outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement depending upon whether the subsidiary is a domestic or foreign entity.
From time to time, the Company enters into agreements with commercial counterparties that contain indemnification provisions, the terms of which may vary depending on the negotiated terms of each respective agreement. The amount of such potential obligations is generally not stated in the agreements. Euronet's liability under such indemnification provisions may be

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mitigated by relevant insurance coverage and may be subject to time and materiality limitations, monetary caps and other conditions and defenses. Such indemnification obligations include the following:
In connection with contracts with financial institutions in the EFT Processing Segment, the Company is responsible for damage to ATMs and theft of ATM network cash that is not recorded on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of March 31, 2015, the balance of ATM network cash for which the Company was responsible was approximately $390 million. The Company maintains insurance policies to mitigate this exposure;
In connection with contracts with financial institutions in the EFT Processing Segment, the Company is responsible for losses suffered by its customers and other parties as a result of the breach of its computer systems, including in particular, losses arising from fraudulent transactions made using information stolen through its processing systems. The Company maintains insurance policies to mitigate this exposure;
In connection with the license of proprietary systems to customers, the Company provides certain warranties and infringement indemnities to the licensee, which generally warrant that such systems do not infringe on intellectual property owned by third parties and that the systems will perform in accordance with their specifications;
Euronet has entered into purchase and service agreements with vendors and consulting agreements with providers of consulting services, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to indemnify certain of such vendors and consultants, respectively, against third-party claims arising from the Company’s use of the vendor’s product or the services of the vendor or consultant;
In connection with acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries, operating units and business assets, the Company has entered into agreements containing indemnification provisions, which can be generally described as follows: (i) in connection with acquisitions of operating units or assets made by Euronet, the Company has agreed to indemnify the seller against third-party claims made against the seller relating to the operating unit or asset and arising after the closing of the transaction, and (ii) in connection with dispositions made by Euronet, Euronet has agreed to indemnify the buyer against damages incurred by the buyer due to the buyer’s reliance on representations and warranties relating to the subject subsidiary, operating unit or business assets in the disposition agreement if such representations or warranties were untrue when made; and
Euronet has entered into agreements with certain third parties, including banks that provide fiduciary and other services to Euronet or to the Company’s benefit plans. Under such agreements, the Company has agreed to indemnify such service providers for third-party claims relating to carrying out their respective duties under such agreements.
The Company is also required to meet minimum capitalization and cash requirements of various regulatory authorities in the jurisdictions in which the Company has money transfer operations. The Company has obtained surety bonds in compliance with money transfer licensing requirements of the applicable governmental authorities.
To date, the Company is not aware of any significant claims made by the indemnified parties or third parties to guarantee agreements with the Company and, accordingly, no liabilities were recorded as of March 31, 2015 or December 31, 2014.

(12) LITIGATION AND CONTINGENCIES

Contingencies
Unclaimed property compliance - In September 2013, the Company entered into a voluntary disclosure agreement with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to determine compliance with Delaware unclaimed property laws. Types of property under examination include, but are not limited to, certain unmatched receipts from money transfer agents, payroll checks, accounts payable checks and accounts receivable credits for the period 1996 through 2007. The total amount of exposure of this contingency is dependent upon the manner in which the State of Delaware applies its unclaimed property laws. The Company does not currently expect the outcome of this matter to have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition or results of operations.
Legal Proceedings
From time to time, the Company is a party to legal or regulatory proceedings arising in the ordinary course of its business. Currently, there are no legal proceeding or regulatory findings that management believes, either individually or in the aggregate, would have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition or results of operations. In accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company records a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. These provisions are reviewed at least quarterly and adjusted to reflect the impacts of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel, and other information and events pertaining to a particular case.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The terms "Euronet," the "Company," "we" and "us" as used herein refer to Euronet Worldwide, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). Generally, the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean the statement is not forward-looking. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this document are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the following:
our business plans and financing plans and requirements;
trends affecting our business plans and financing plans and requirements;
trends affecting our business;
the adequacy of capital to meet our capital requirements and expansion plans;
the assumptions underlying our business plans;
our ability to repay indebtedness;
our estimated capital expenditures;
the potential outcome of loss contingencies;
our expectations regarding the closing of any pending acquisitions;
business strategy;
government regulatory action;
technological advances; and
projected costs and revenues.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to be correct.
Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, conditions in world financial markets and general economic conditions, including economic conditions in specific countries and regions; technological developments affecting the market for our products and services; our ability to successfully introduce new products and services; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the effects of any breach of our computer systems, including our financial processing networks; our ability to renew existing contracts at profitable rates; changes in fees payable for transactions performed for cards bearing international logos or over switching networks such as card transactions on ATMs; our ability to comply with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, including anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism and anti-bribery requirements; changes in laws and regulations affecting our business, including immigration laws; changes in our relationships with, or in fees charged by, our business partners; competition; the outcome of claims and other loss contingencies affecting Euronet; and those other factors referred to above and as set forth  and more fully described in Part I, Item 1A — Risk Factors of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K is available on the SEC's EDGAR website at www.sec.gov, and a copy may also be obtained by contacting the Company. All forward-looking statements made in this Form 10-Q speak only as of the date of this report. We do not intend, and do not undertake any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.


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OVERVIEW
COMPANY OVERVIEW, GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS AND PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
We are a leading electronic payments provider. We offer payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Our primary product offerings include comprehensive automated teller machine (“ATM”), point-of-sale (“POS”), card outsourcing, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, software solutions, electronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products, and global money transfer services. We operate in the following three segments:
The EFT Processing Segment, which processes transactions for a network of 20,863 ATMs and approximately 76,000 POS terminals across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. We provide comprehensive electronic payment solutions consisting of ATM cash withdrawal and deposit services, ATM network participation, outsourced ATM and POS management solutions, credit and debit card outsourcing, dynamic currency conversion, and other value added services. Through this segment, we also offer a suite of integrated electronic financial transaction software solutions for electronic payment and transaction delivery systems.
The epay Segment, which provides distribution, processing and collection services for prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products. We operate a network of approximately 672,000 POS terminals providing electronic processing of prepaid mobile airtime top-up services and other electronic payment products in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the United States and South America. We also provide vouchers and physical gift fulfillment services in Europe.
The Money Transfer Segment, which provides global consumer-to-consumer money transfer services, primarily under the brand name Ria and global account-to-account money transfer services under the brand name HiFX. We offer services under the brand name Ria, through a network of sending agents, Company-owned stores (primarily in North America and Europe) and our Ria website (riamoneytransfer.com), disbursing money transfers through a worldwide correspondent network that includes approximately 246,000 locations. We offer services under the brand name HiFX through our HiFX websites (www.hifx.co.uk and www.hifx.com.au) and HiFX customer service representatives. In addition to money transfers, we also offer customers bill payment services (primarily in the U.S.), payment alternatives such as money orders and prepaid debit cards, comprehensive check cashing services for a wide variety of issued checks, along with competitive foreign currency exchange services and mobile top-up. Through our HiFM brand, we offer cash management solutions and foreign currency risk management services to small-to-medium sized businesses.
We have five processing centers in Europe, four in Asia Pacific and two in North America. We have 30 principal offices in Europe, 11 in Asia Pacific, seven in North America, three in the Middle East, two in South America and one in Africa. Our executive offices are located in Leawood, Kansas, USA. With approximately 70% of our revenues denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, any significant changes in foreign currency exchange rates will likely have a significant impact on our results of operations.

SOURCES OF REVENUES AND CASH FLOW
Euronet primarily earns revenues and income based on ATM management fees, transaction fees, commissions and foreign currency exchange margin. Each operating segment’s sources of revenues are described below.
EFT Processing Segment — Revenues in the EFT Processing Segment, which represented approximately 19% of our total consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, are primarily derived from fees charged for transactions made by cardholders on our proprietary network of ATMs, fixed management fees and transaction fees we charge to customers for operating ATMs and processing debit and credit cards under outsourcing and cross-border acquiring agreements, foreign currency exchange margin on dynamic currency conversion transactions, and fees received for other value added services such as advertising, prepaid telecommunication recharges, bill payment, and money transfers provided over ATMs. Revenues in this segment are also derived from license fees, professional services and maintenance fees for proprietary application software and sales of related hardware.

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epay Segment — Revenues in the epay Segment, which represented approximately 44% of our total consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, are primarily derived from commissions or processing fees received from mobile phone operators for the processing and distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and commissions earned from the distribution of other electronic payment products, vouchers, and physical gifts. Due to certain provisions in our mobile phone operator agreements, the operators have the ability to reduce the overall commission paid on top-up transactions. However, by virtue of our agreements with retailers (distributors where POS terminals are located) in certain markets, not all of these reductions are absorbed by us because we are able to pass a significant portion of the reductions to retailers. Accordingly, under certain retailer agreements, the effect is to reduce revenues and reduce our direct operating costs, resulting in only a small impact on gross profit and operating income. In some markets, reductions in commissions can significantly impact our results as it may not be possible, either contractually or commercially in the concerned market, to pass a reduction in commissions to the retailers. In certain markets, retailers may negotiate directly with the mobile phone operators and prepaid content providers for their own commission rates, which also limits our ability to pass through reductions in commissions. Agreements with mobile operators and prepaid content providers are important to the success of our business. These agreements permit us to distribute prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products to the end consumer. Other electronic payment products offered by this segment include prepaid long distance calling card plans, prepaid Internet plans, prepaid debit cards, gift cards, vouchers, transport payments, lottery payments, bill payment, money transfer and digital content such as music, games and software.
Money Transfer Segment — Revenues in the Money Transfer Segment, which represented approximately 37% of our total consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015, are primarily derived from transaction fees, as well as the margin earned from purchasing foreign currency at wholesale exchange rates and selling the foreign currency to customers at retail exchange rates. We have a sending network in place comprised of agents, customer service representatives, Company-owned stores, primarily in North America and Europe, and our websites riamoneytransfer.com, www.hifx.co.uk and www.hifx.com.au, along with a worldwide network of correspondent agents, consisting primarily of financial institutions in the transfer destination countries. Sending and correspondent agents each earn fees for cash collection and distribution services, which are recognized as direct operating costs at the time of sale.
Corporate Services, Eliminations and Other - In addition to operating in our principal operating segments described above, our “Corporate Services, Eliminations and Other” category includes non-operating activity, certain inter-segment eliminations and the cost of providing corporate and other administrative services to the operating segments, including most share-based compensation expense. These services are not directly identifiable with our reportable operating segments.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Our expansion plans and opportunities are currently focused on eight primary areas:
increasing the number of ATMs in our independent ATM networks;
increasing transactions processed on our network of owned and operated ATMs and POS devices;
signing new outsourced ATM and POS terminal management contracts;
expanding value added services in our EFT Processing Segment, including the sale of dynamic currency conversion services to banks and retailers;
expanding our epay processing network and portfolio of electronic payment products;
expanding our money transfer services, cross-currency payment products and bill payment network;
expanding our cash management solutions and foreign currency risk management services; and
developing our credit and debit card outsourcing business.
EFT Processing Segment — The continued expansion and development of our EFT Processing Segment business will depend on various factors including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
the impact of competition by banks and other ATM operators and service providers in our current target markets;
the demand for our ATM outsourcing services in our current target markets;
our ability to develop products or services, including value added services, to drive increases in transactions and revenues;
the expansion of our various business lines in markets where we operate and in new markets;
our entry into additional card acceptance and ATM management agreements with banks;
our ability to obtain required licenses in markets we intend to enter or expand services;

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our ability to enter into and renew ATM network cash supply agreements with financial institutions;
the availability of financing for expansion;
our ability to efficiently install ATMs contracted under newly awarded outsourcing agreements;
our ability to renew existing contracts at profitable rates;
our ability to maintain pricing at current levels or mitigate price reductions in certain markets;
the impact of reductions in ATM interchange fees;
our ability to expand and sign additional customers for the cross-border merchant processing and acquiring business; and
the continued development and implementation of our software products and their ability to interact with other leading products.

We consistently evaluate and add prospects to our list of potential ATM outsourcing customers. However, we cannot predict any increase or decrease in the number of ATMs we manage under outsourcing agreements because this depends largely on the willingness of banks to enter into outsourcing contracts with us. Due to the thorough internal reviews and extensive negotiations conducted by existing and prospective banking customers in choosing outsource vendors, the process of entering into or renewing outsourcing agreements can take several months. The process is further complicated by legal and regulatory considerations in local countries. These agreements tend to cover large numbers of ATMs, so significant increases and decreases in our pool of managed ATMs could result from the acquisition or termination of one or more of these management contracts. Therefore, the timing of both current and new contract revenues is uncertain and unpredictable.

Software products are an integral part of our product lines, and our investment in research, development, delivery and customer support reflects our ongoing commitment to an expanded customer base.
epay Segment — The continued expansion and development of our epay Segment business will depend on various factors, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
our ability to maintain and renew existing agreements, and to negotiate new agreements in additional markets with mobile phone operators, content providers, agent financial institutions and retailers;
our ability to use existing expertise and relationships with mobile operators, content providers and retailers to our advantage;
the continued use of third-party providers such as ourselves to supply electronic processing solutions for existing and additional content;
the development of mobile phone networks in the markets in which we do business and the increase in the number of mobile phone users;
the overall pace of growth in the prepaid mobile phone market, including consumer shifts between prepaid and postpaid services;
our market share of the retail distribution capacity;
the development of new technologies that may compete with POS distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other products;
the level of commission that is paid to the various intermediaries in the electronic payment distribution chain;
our ability to fully recover monies collected by retailers;
our ability to add new and differentiated products in addition to those offered by mobile operators;
our ability to develop and effectively market additional value added services;
our ability to take advantage of cross-selling opportunities with our EFT Processing and Money Transfer Segments, including providing money transfer services through our distribution network; and
the availability of financing for further expansion.

In all of the markets in which we operate, we are experiencing significant competition which will impact the rate at which we may be able to grow organically. Competition among prepaid mobile airtime distributors results in the increase of commissions paid to retailers and increases in retailer attrition rates. To grow, we must capture market share from other prepaid mobile

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airtime distributors, offer a superior product offering and demonstrate the value of a global network. In certain markets in which we operate, we believe that many of the factors that may contribute to rapid growth (growth in electronic payment products, expansion of our network of retailers and access to all mobile operators' products) remain present.
Money Transfer Segment — The continued expansion and development of our Money Transfer Segment business will depend on various factors, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
the continued growth in worker migration and employment opportunities;
the mitigation of economic and political factors that have had an adverse impact on money transfer volumes, such as changes in the economic sectors in which immigrants work and the developments in immigration policies in the U.S.;
the continuation of the trend of increased use of electronic money transfer and bill payment services among high-income individuals, immigrant workers and the unbanked population in our markets;
our ability to maintain our agent and correspondent networks;
our ability to offer our products and services or develop new products and services at competitive prices to drive increases in transactions;
the development of new technologies that may compete with our money transfer network;
the expansion of our services in markets where we operate and in new markets;
our ability to strengthen our brands;
our ability to fund working capital requirements;
our ability to recover from agents funds collected from customers and our ability to recover advances made to correspondents;
our ability to maintain compliance with the regulatory requirements of the jurisdictions in which we operate or plan to operate;
our ability to take advantage of cross-selling opportunities with our epay Segment, including providing prepaid services through Ria’s stores and agents worldwide;
our ability to leverage our banking and merchant/retailer relationships to expand money transfer corridors to Europe, Asia and Africa, including high growth corridors to Central and Eastern European countries;
the availability of financing for further expansion;
the ability to maintain banking relationships necessary for us to service our customers; and
our ability to successfully expand our agent network in Europe using our payment institution licenses under the Payment Services Directive and in the United States.

For all segments, our continued expansion may involve additional acquisitions that could divert our resources and management time and require integration of new assets with our existing networks and services. Our ability to effectively manage our growth has required us to expand our operating systems and employee base, particularly at the management level, which has added incremental operating costs. Any inability to continue to effectively manage expansion could have a material adverse effect on our business, growth, financial condition and results of operations. Inadequate technology and resources would impair our ability to maintain current processing technology and efficiencies, as well as deliver new and innovative services to compete in the marketplace.



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SEGMENT SUMMARY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Revenues and operating income by segment for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are summarized in the tables below:
 
 
Revenues for the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase
(Decrease)
Amount
 
Increase
(Decrease)
Percent
EFT Processing
 
$
74,680

 
$
74,605

 
$
75

 
 %
epay
 
175,925

 
185,064

 
(9,139
)
 
(5
)%
Money Transfer
 
144,806

 
94,000

 
50,806

 
54
 %
Total
 
395,411

 
353,669

 
41,742

 
12
 %
Corporate services, eliminations and other
 
(249
)
 
(354
)
 
105

 
(30
)%
Total
 
$
395,162

 
$
353,315

 
$
41,847

 
12
 %
 
 
Operating Income (Expense) for the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase
(Decrease)Amount
 
Increase
(Decrease)
Percent
EFT Processing
 
$
11,370

 
$
12,774

 
$
(1,404
)
 
(11
)%
epay
 
15,573

 
14,896

 
677

 
5
 %
Money Transfer
 
13,804

 
3,940

 
9,864

 
250
 %
Total
 
40,747

 
31,610

 
9,137

 
29
 %
Corporate services, eliminations and other
 
(8,584
)
 
(7,228
)
 
(1,356
)
 
19
 %
Total
 
$
32,163

 
$
24,382

 
$
7,781

 
32
 %

Impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates
Our revenues and local expenses are recorded in the functional currencies of our operating entities and translated into U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes; therefore, amounts we earn outside the U.S. are negatively impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar and positively impacted by the weaker U.S. dollar. On average, the U.S. dollar was considerably stronger in the first quarter of 2015 than the same period of 2014 compared to currencies of most markets in which we operate. Considering the results by country and the associated functional currency, we estimate that our reported consolidated operating income for the first quarter of 2015 was 15% less due to the changes in foreign currency exchange rates when compared to the same period of 2014. This translation impact does not represent a realized reduction in our earnings since we typically do not repatriate our foreign earnings.
To provide further perspective on the impact of foreign currency exchange rates, the following table shows the changes in values relative to the U.S. dollar of the currencies of the countries in which we have our most significant operations:

 
 
Average Translation Rate
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Decrease Percent
Currency (dollars per foreign currency)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Australian dollar
 
$
0.7862

 
$
0.8961

 
(12
)%
Brazilian real
 
$
0.3506

 
$
0.4236

 
(17
)%
British pound
 
$
1.5149

 
$
1.6551

 
(8
)%
euro
 
$
1.1265

 
$
1.3703

 
(18
)%
Hungarian forint
 
$
0.0037

 
$
0.0045

 
(18
)%
Indian rupee
 
$
0.0161

 
$
0.0162

 
(1
)%
Polish zloty
 
$
0.2690

 
$
0.3278

 
(18
)%


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COMPARISON OF OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2015 AND 2014
EFT PROCESSING SEGMENT
The following table presents the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 for our EFT Processing Segment:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase (Decrease) Amount
 
Increase
(Decrease)
Percent
Total revenues
 
$
74,680

 
$
74,605

 
$
75

 
 %
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
 
39,129

 
37,338

 
1,791

 
5
 %
Salaries and benefits
 
11,006

 
11,095

 
(89
)
 
(1
)%
Selling, general and administrative
 
5,770

 
6,102

 
(332
)
 
(5
)%
Depreciation and amortization
 
7,405

 
7,296

 
109

 
1
 %
Total operating expenses
 
63,310

 
61,831

 
1,479

 
2
 %
Operating income
 
$
11,370

 
$
12,774

 
$
(1,404
)
 
(11
)%
Transactions processed (millions)
 
303

 
301

 
2

 
1
 %
ATMs as of March 31,
 
20,863

 
18,558

 
2,305

 
12
 %
Average ATMs
 
20,615

 
18,411

 
2,204

 
12
 %


Revenues
Our revenues for the first quarter of 2015 were largely unchanged when compared to the same period of 2014, primarily due to an increase in the number of ATMs under management being largely offset by the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies. The increase in ATMs and POS devices under management also contributed to an increase in dynamic currency conversion ("DCC") revenues which were partly offset by a decrease in rates charged for certain debit and credit card outsourcing services as a result of our actions to amend and extend a contract with a large European customer.
Average monthly revenues per ATM were $1,208 for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $1,351 for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease was primarily due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against key foreign currencies, partly offset by revenue growth from an increase in ATMs under management and DCC. Revenues per transaction were $0.25 for both the first quarter of 2015 and 2014. Revenue growth from DCC, which earns higher revenues per transaction than other ATM or card based services, was offset by the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
Direct operating costs
Direct operating costs consist primarily of site rental fees, cash delivery costs, cash supply costs, maintenance, insurance, telecommunications, data center operations-related personnel, as well as the processing centers’ facility-related costs and other processing center-related expenses and commissions paid to retail merchants, banks and card processors involved with POS DCC transactions. Direct operating costs increased for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, primarily due to an increase in the number of ATMs under management, partly offset by the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.

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Gross profit
Gross profit, which is calculated as revenues less direct operating costs, was $35.6 million for the first quarter 2015 compared to $37.3 million for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to the impact of the U.S dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and decreases in rates charged for certain debit and credit card outsourcing services exceeding the growth in revenues from DCC and the increase in ATMs under management. Gross profit as a percentage of revenues (“gross margin”) was 47.6% for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 50.0% for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the decrease in rates charged for certain debit and credit card outsourcing services.
Salaries and benefits
The slight decrease in salaries and benefits for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies being largely offset by additional headcount to support an increase in the number of ATMs and POS devices under management. As a percentage of revenues, these costs decreased to 14.7% for the first quarter of 2015 from 14.9% for first quarter of 2014. These decreases were primarily due to the growth in revenues earned from DCC and other value added service transactions on our ATMs under management, which require minimal incremental support costs.
Selling, general and administrative
The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies, partly offset by increased support costs as a result of the increase in the number of ATMs under management. As a percentage of revenues, these expenses decreased to 7.7% for the first quarter of 2015 from 8.2% for the first quarter of 2014. These decreases were primarily due to the growth in revenues earned from DCC and other value added service transactions on our ATMs and POS devices under management, which require minimal incremental support costs.
Depreciation and amortization
The increase in depreciation and amortization expense for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to an increase in depreciation on our ATMs under management and software assets, partly offset by the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies. As a percentage of revenues, depreciation and amortization expense increased slightly to 9.9% for the first quarter of 2015 from 9.8% for the first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the growth in our ATMs under management and increased software capitalization.
Operating income
The decrease in operating income for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and the decrease in rates charged for certain debit and credit card management services, partly offset by the increase in the number of ATMs under management and growth in revenues earned from DCC and other value added service transactions.
Operating income as a percentage of revenues (“operating margin”) decreased to 15.2% for the first quarter of 2015 from 17.1% for the first quarter of 2014 and operating income per transaction remained at $0.04 for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014. The decrease in operating margin was primarily due to the decrease in rates charged for certain debit and credit card management services.


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EPAY SEGMENT
The following table presents the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 for our epay Segment:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase (Decrease) Amount
 
Increase (Decrease) Percent
Total revenues
 
$
175,925

 
$
185,064

 
$
(9,139
)
 
(5
)%
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
 
137,217

 
143,341

 
(6,124
)
 
(4
)%
Salaries and benefits
 
12,045

 
13,594

 
(1,549
)
 
(11
)%
Selling, general and administrative
 
8,013

 
9,087

 
(1,074
)
 
(12
)%
Depreciation and amortization
 
3,077

 
4,146

 
(1,069
)
 
(26
)%
Total operating expenses
 
160,352

 
170,168

 
(9,816
)
 
(6
)%
Operating income
 
$
15,573

 
$
14,896

 
$
677

 
5
 %
Transactions processed (millions)
 
318

 
280

 
38

 
14
 %

Revenues
The decrease in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies, a decrease in prepaid mobile transactions processed in Brazil and the U.K. and lower rates charged for certain transactions in the U.S. Partially offsetting the decrease in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 was an increase in the number of non-mobile transactions processed in Germany and an increase in voucher redemptions in our cadooz subsidiary following strong year-end holiday sales.
We currently expect most of our future revenue growth in the epay segment to be derived from: (i) additional electronic payment products sold over the base of POS terminals, (ii) value added services, (iii) developing markets or markets in which there is organic growth in the electronic top-up sector overall, and (iv) acquisitions, if available and commercially appropriate.
Revenues per transaction decreased to $0.55 for the first quarter of 2015 from $0.66 for the first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar weakening against key foreign currencies and growth in the number of prepaid mobile transactions processed in India, where revenues per transaction are considerably lower than average. The decrease in revenues per transaction was partly offset by the increase in the number of non-mobile transactions processed in Germany, for which we generally earn higher revenues per transaction than mobile transactions.
Direct operating costs
Direct operating costs in our epay Segment include the commissions we pay to retail merchants for the distribution and sale of prepaid mobile airtime and other prepaid products, expenses required to operate POS terminals and the cost of vouchers sold and physical gifts fulfilled. The decrease in direct operating costs for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the net impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and the decrease in prepaid mobile transactions processed in the U.K. and Brazil, partly offset by the increases in vouchers redeemed in our cadooz subsidiary and non-mobile transactions processed in Germany.
Gross profit
Gross profit was $38.7 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $41.7 million for the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in gross profit was primarily due to the net impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and the decreases in revenues in Brazil and the U.K., partly offset by growth in non-mobile transactions processed in Germany and the increase in vouchers redeemed in our cadooz subsidiary.
Gross margin decreased to 22.0% for the first quarter of 2015 from 22.5% for the same period of 2014, primarily due to a decrease in revenues in the Brazil and lower gross margins realized on voucher redemptions.

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Salaries and benefits
The decrease in salaries and benefits for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies, partly offset by an increase in bonus expense related to the improved results.
As a percentage of revenues, salaries and benefits decreased to 6.8% for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 7.3% for the same period of 2014, primarily due to transaction growth exceeding headcount growth.
Selling, general and administrative
The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the net impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
As a percentage of revenues, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to 4.6% for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 4.9% for the same period of 2014. The decrease for the first quarter of 2015 compared to same period of 2014 was due to transaction growth with little increase in support costs.
Depreciation and amortization
Depreciation and amortization expense primarily represents depreciation of POS terminals we place in retail stores and the amortization of acquired intangible assets. Depreciation and amortization expense decreased for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 primarily due to the net impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and certain assets becoming fully depreciated without yet being replaced. As a percentage of revenues, depreciation and amortization expense decreased to 1.7% for the first quarter of 2015 from 2.2% for the first quarter of 2014 mainly as a result of the fully depreciated assets not being replaced.
Operating income
The increase in operating income for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the growth in transactions processed exceeding the growth in support costs, partly offset by the net impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
Operating margin increased to 8.9% for the first quarter of 2015 from 8.0% for the same period of 2014, primarily due to the growth in transactions processed while keeping costs stable. Operating income per transaction remained at $0.05 for the first quarters of 2015 and 2014.
 
MONEY TRANSFER SEGMENT
The following table presents the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 for the Money Transfer Segment:
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase
Amount
 
Increase
Percent
Total revenues
 
$
144,806

 
$
94,000

 
$
50,806

 
54
%
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct operating costs
 
75,220

 
45,972

 
29,248

 
64
%
Salaries and benefits
 
31,093

 
23,310

 
7,783

 
33
%
Selling, general and administrative
 
17,961

 
16,145

 
1,816

 
11
%
Depreciation and amortization
 
6,728

 
4,633

 
2,095

 
45
%
Total operating expenses
 
131,002

 
90,060

 
40,942

 
45
%
Operating income
 
$
13,804

 
$
3,940

 
$
9,864

 
250
%
Transactions processed (millions)
 
13.9

 
8.8

 
5.1

 
58
%
Revenues
The increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to an increase in the number of money transfers processed, driven by growth in our U.S and foreign agent and correspondent payout networks,

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the April 2014 launch of the domestic Walmart money transfer product and the impact of our May 2014 acquisition of EIM (FX) Limited, which owns subsidiaries that operate under the brand name HiFX. The increase was partly offset by the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
Revenues per transaction decreased to $10.42 for the first quarter of 2015 from $10.68 for the first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and the launch of our Walmart money transfer product during the second quarter of 2014, which earns lower revenues per transaction than other money transfer services. Partly offsetting these decreases in revenues per transaction was the impact of the HiFX transactions which earn higher revenues per transaction than other money transfer services.
Direct operating costs
Direct operating costs in the Money Transfer Segment primarily represent commissions paid to agents who originate money transfers on our behalf and correspondent agents who disburse funds to the customers’ destination beneficiaries, together with less significant costs, such as bank depository fees. The increase in direct operating costs for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to growth in the number of money transfer transactions processed in both the U.S. and non-U.S. locations. Partly offsetting the increase in direct operating costs was the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
Gross profit
Gross profit was $69.6 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $48.0 million for the first quarter of 2014. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to growth in the number of money transfer transactions processed in both the U.S. and foreign markets and the impact of our acquisition of HiFX. Partly offsetting the increase in gross profit was the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
Gross margin decreased to 48.1% for the first quarter 2015 from 51.1% for first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the launch of our Walmart money transfer product in the U.S., which earns a lower gross profit per transaction than other money transfer services, partly offset by the impact of our acquisition of HiFX, which has higher margin transactions.
Salaries and benefits
The increase in salaries and benefits for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of our acquisition of HiFX and an increase in headcount as a result of the launch of our Walmart money transfer product, the development of our online money transfer service and expansion of our operations in foreign markets. As a percentage of revenues, salaries and benefits improved to 21.5% for the first quarter of 2015 from 24.8% for first quarter of 2014, primarily due to the increase in the number of money transfers processed in the U.S, which did not require a similar increase in support costs.
Selling, general, and administrative
The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the impact of our acquisition of HiFX and expenses incurred to support the expansion of our money transfer products in both the U.S. and foreign markets. Partly offsetting the increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies and the write-down of certain customer acquisition costs in the first quarter of 2014.
As a percentage of revenues, selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to 12.4% for the first quarter of 2015 from 17.2% for the same period of 2014, primarily due to an increase in the number of money transfers processed in the U.S., which did not require a similar increase in support costs and the first quarter 2014 write-down of certain customer acquisition costs.
Depreciation and amortization
Depreciation and amortization primarily represents amortization of acquired intangible assets and depreciation of money transfer terminals, computers and software, leasehold improvements and office equipment. The increase in depreciation and amortization for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition of HiFX and investments made to support the growth in the business. As a percentage of revenues, depreciation and amortization decreased to 4.6% for the first quarter of 2015 from 4.9% for the same period of 2014. This decrease was primarily due to the revenues earned from our Walmart money transfer product, which required less capital investment than other money transfer products.
Operating income
The increase in operating income for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to the increase in the number of money transfers processed, the impact of our acquisition of HiFX and the write-down of certain customer acquisition costs during the first quarter of 2014, partly offset by an increase in salaries and benefits and other costs to

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support the growth in the business. Also partly offsetting the increase in operating income was the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.
As a percentage of revenues, operating margin increased to 9.5% for the first quarter of 2015 from 4.2% for same period of 2014, primarily due to the increase in the number of money transfers processed in the U.S., the acquisition of HiFX and the write-down of certain customer acquisition costs in the first quarter of 2014.
Operating income per transaction increased to $0.99 for the first quarter of 2015 from $0.45 for the same period of 2014, primarily due to the increase in the number of money transfers processed, which did not require a similar increase in support costs, along with the impact of the higher margin HiFX transactions and the first quarter 2014 write-down of customer acquisition costs, partly offset by the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening against key foreign currencies.

CORPORATE SERVICES
The following table presents the operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 for Corporate Services:

 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase (Decrease) Amount
 
Increase (Decrease) Percent
Salaries and benefits
 
$
6,184

 
$
5,575

 
$
609

 
11
 %
Selling, general and administrative
 
2,330

 
1,578

 
752

 
48
 %
Depreciation and amortization
 
70

 
75

 
(5
)
 
(7
)%
Total operating expenses
 
$
8,584

 
$
7,228

 
$
1,356

 
19
 %

Corporate operating expenses
Overall, operating expenses for Corporate Services increased for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. The increase in salaries and benefits was primarily due to increased headcount, employee raises and an increase in bonus expense related to the timing of meeting higher bonus targets. The increase in selling, general and administrative expense was primarily due to a charge for a contingency related to a prior year.

OTHER EXPENSE, NET
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Year-over-Year Change
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
Increase (Decrease) Amount
 
 Increase Percent
Interest income
 
609

 
532

 
77

 
14
%
Interest expense
 
(5,698
)
 
(1,988
)
 
(3,710
)
 
187
%
Foreign currency exchange loss, net
 
(12,952
)
 
(1,269
)
 
(11,683
)
 
n/m

Other expense, net
 
$
(18,041
)
 
$
(2,725
)
 
$
(15,316
)
 
n/m

________________
n/m — Not meaningful
Interest income
The increase in interest income for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was primarily due to an increase in interest earned on customer funds held on deposit related to money transfer operations.
Interest expense
The increase in interest expense for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was the result of the issuance of the Convertible Notes in the fourth quarter of 2014, partly offset by lower average borrowings outstanding under our revolving credit facility during the period.

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Foreign currency exchange loss, net
Assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than the local currency of each of our subsidiaries give rise to foreign currency exchange gains and losses. Foreign currency exchange gains and losses that result from re-measurement of these assets and liabilities are recorded in determining net income. The majority of our foreign currency exchange gains or losses are due to the re-measurement of intercompany loans which are not considered a long-term investment in nature and are in a currency other than the functional currency of one of the parties to the loan. For example, we make intercompany loans based in euros from our corporate division, which is comprised of U.S. dollar functional currency entities, to certain European entities that use the euro as the functional currency. As the U.S. dollar strengthens against the euro, foreign currency exchange losses are recognized by our corporate entities because the number of euros to be received in settlement of the loans decreases in U.S. dollar terms. Conversely, in this example, in periods where the U.S. dollar weakens, our corporate entities will record foreign currency exchange gains.
We recorded a net foreign currency exchange loss of $13.0 million and $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. These realized and unrealized net foreign currency exchange losses reflect the fluctuation in the value of the U.S. dollar against the currencies of the countries in which we operated during the respective periods.
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
The Company's effective income tax rates were 49.5% and 26.4% for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. The effective income tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was significantly influenced by foreign currency exchange losses. Excluding this item from pre-tax income, as well as the related tax effect, the effective income tax rate was 26.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2015.
The Company's effective income tax rates for the three months ended March 31, 2015, as adjusted for foreign currency exchange losses, and 2014 were lower than the applicable statutory income tax rate of 35% primarily because of the Company's U.S. income tax positions. The Company does not have a history of significant taxable income in the U.S.; therefore, the Company has recorded a valuation allowance against its U.S. federal tax net operating loss carryforwards. Accordingly, in instances when the Company's U.S. legal entities generate pre-tax U.S. GAAP income, no income tax expense is recognized to the extent there are net operating loss carryforwards to offset pre-tax U.S. GAAP income. Other than the impact of foreign currency exchange losses, there was no material change in the effective income tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.
NET INCOME OR LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
Noncontrolling interests represents the elimination of net income or loss attributable to the minority shareholders’ portion of the following consolidated subsidiaries that are not wholly owned:
Subsidiary
 
Percent
Owned
 
Segment - Country
Movilcarga
 
95%
 
epay - Spain
Euronet China
 
75%
 
EFT - China
Euronet Pakistan
 
70%
 
EFT - Pakistan
Universal Solutions Partners
 
51%
 
EFT - UAE
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO EURONET
Net income attributable to Euronet was $7.2 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $16.0 million for the first quarter of 2014. As more fully discussed above, the $8.8 million decrease in net income was primarily due to an increase in net foreign currency exchange loss of $11.7 million, an increase in interest expense of $3.7 million and an increase in income tax expense of $1.3 million. These decreases to net income were partly offset by an increase in operating income of $7.8 million and a decrease in other non-operating costs of $0.1 million.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
Working capital
As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we had working capital, which is calculated as the difference between total current assets and total current liabilities, of $268.0 million and $257.0 million, respectively. Our ratio of current assets to current liabilities at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 was 1.35 and 1.30, respectively.
We require substantial working capital to finance operations. In the Money Transfer Segment, we fund the payout of the majority of Ria's consumer-to-consumer money transfers services before receiving the benefit of amounts collected from customers by agents. Working capital needs increase due to weekends and international banking holidays. As a result, we may report more or less working capital for the Money Transfer Segment based solely upon the day on which the reporting period ends. The epay Segment produces positive working capital, but much of it is restricted in connection with the administration of its customer collection and vendor remittance activities. In our EFT Processing Segment, we obtain the majority of the cash required to operate our ATMs through various cash supply arrangements, the amount of which is not recorded on Euronet's Consolidated Balance Sheets. In certain countries, we fund the cash required to operate our ATM network from borrowings under the revolving credit facility and cash flows from operations. As of March 31, 2015, we had approximately $75 million of our own cash in use or designated for use in our ATM network, which is recorded in cash and cash equivalents on Euronet's Consolidated Balance Sheet.
We had cash and cash equivalents of $480.7 million at March 31, 2015, of which $345.5 million was held outside of the United States and is expected to be indefinitely reinvested for continued use in foreign operations. Repatriation of these assets to the U.S. could have negative tax consequences.

The following table identifies cash and cash equivalents provided by/(used in) our operating, investing and financing activities for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 (in thousands):
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Liquidity
 
2015
 
2014
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in):
 
 
 
 
Operating activities
 
$
54,501

 
$
53,059

Investing activities
 
(14,783
)
 
(12,245
)
Financing activities
 
(4,368
)
 
39,804

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
 
(22,648
)
 
1,856

Increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
$
12,702

 
$
82,474


Operating activity cash flow
Cash flows provided by operating activities were $54.5 million for the first three months of 2015 compared to $53.1 million for the first three months of 2014. The increase is primarily due to improved operating results and fluctuations in working capital mainly associated with the timing of the settlement processes with mobile operators in the epay Segment and with correspondents in the Money Transfer Segment.
Investing activity cash flow
Cash flows used in investing activities were $14.8 million for the first three months of 2015 compared to $12.2 million for the first three months of 2014. During the first three months of 2015, we used $13.4 million for purchases of property and equipment compared to $11.0 million during the first three months of 2014; the increase was primarily related to ATM network expansion. Cash used for software development and other investing activities totaled $1.4 million for the first three months of 2015 compared to $1.2 million for the same period of 2014.

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Financing activity cash flow
Cash flows used in financing activities were $4.4 million for the first three months of 2015 compared to cash flows provided by financing activities of $39.8 million for the first three months of 2014. Our financing activities for the first three months of 2015 consisted of net debt payments of $1.3 million compared to net borrowings of $39.0 million for the first three months of 2014. The decrease in net borrowings during the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014 was the result of having adequate cash on hand from the fourth quarter 2014 issuance of the Convertible Notes compared to borrowings needed for working capital purposes in the first quarter of 2014. Additionally, we used $0.7 million and $0.6 million during the first three months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, for capital lease repayments. During the first three months of 2015, we paid $4.9 million for the amount of payroll taxes represented by the common stock withheld on restricted stock vestings and stock option exercises compared to $0.6 million for the same period of 2014; we also purchased $0.1 million of our stock in the open market during the first three months of 2015. We received proceeds from stock option exercises of $2.4 million and $2.0 million for the first three months of 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Other sources of capital
Credit Facility
As of March 31, 2015, we had a $675 million senior secured credit facility (the "Credit Facility") consisting of a $590 million revolving credit facility, a $10 million India revolving credit facility and an $75 million term loan ("Term Loan A"), which had been reduced to $71.2 million through principal amortization payments. The revolving credit facility allows for borrowings in U.S. dollars, euros, British pounds, Australian dollars and/or Indian rupees and contains a $200 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $25 million sublimit for swingline loans. The Credit Facility expires April 9, 2019. We use the revolving credit facility primarily to fund working capital requirements which are expected to increase as we expand the Money Transfer business and our independent ATM network. Based on our current projected working capital requirements, we anticipate that our revolving credit facility will be sufficient to fund our working capital needs.
As of March 31, 2015, fees and interest on borrowings varied based upon the Company's consolidated total leverage ratio (as defined in the Company's Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) (the "Credit Agreement") and are based, in the case of letter of credit fees, on a margin, and in the case of interest, on a margin over LIBOR or a margin over the base rate, as selected by us, with the applicable margin ranging from 1.375% to 2.375% for LIBOR loans and 0.375% to 1.375% for base rate loans.
As of March 31, 2015, we had borrowings of $71.2 million outstanding under Term Loan A. We had $5.6 million of borrowings and $41.5 million of stand-by letters of credit outstanding under the revolving credit facility as of March 31, 2015. The remaining $552.9 million under the revolving credit facility was available for borrowing. As of March 31, 2015, our weighted average interest rates under the revolving credit facility and Term Loan A were 10.75% and 1.80%, respectively, excluding amortization of deferred financing costs.
Convertible debt — On October 30, 2014, we completed the sale of $402.5 million of Convertible Senior Notes due 2044 (“Convertible Notes”). The Convertible Notes have an interest rate of 1.5% per annum payable semi-annually in April and October, and are convertible into shares of Euronet Common Stock at a conversion price of approximately $72.18 per share if certain conditions are met (relating to the closing prices of Euronet Common Stock exceeding certain thresholds for specified periods). Holders of the Convertible Notes have the option to require us to purchase their notes at par on October 1, 2020, and have additional options to require us to purchase their notes at par on October 1, 2024, 2029, 2034, and 2039, or upon a change in control of the Company. In connection with the issuance of the Convertible Notes, we recorded $10.7 million in debt issuance costs, which are being amortized through October 1, 2020.
Short-term debt obligations - Short-term debt obligations as of March 31, 2015 were primarily comprised of $5.6 million of payments due in the next twelve months under Term Loan A. Certain of our subsidiaries also have available credit lines and overdraft facilities to supplement short-term working capital requirements, when necessary, and there was $4.9 million outstanding under these facilities as of March 31, 2015.
Other uses of capital
Capital expenditures and needs - Total capital expenditures for the first three months of 2015 were $14.8 million. These capital expenditures were made primarily for the purchase of ATMs in Poland and India, as well as for office, data center and company store computer equipment and software, and POS terminals for the epay Segment. Total capital expenditures for 2015 are currently estimated to range from approximately $55.0 million to $65.0 million.

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At current and projected cash flow levels, we anticipate that cash generated from operations, together with cash on hand and amounts available under our revolving credit facility and other existing and potential future financing sources, will be sufficient to meet our debt, leasing and capital expenditure obligations. If our capital resources are not sufficient to meet these obligations, we will seek to issue additional debt and/or equity under terms acceptable to us. However, we can offer no assurances that we will be able to obtain favorable terms for the refinancing of any of our debt or other obligations or for the issuance of additional equity.
Share repurchase plan
In September 2013, the Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program ("2013 Program") allowing Euronet to repurchase up to $100 million in value or 5 million shares of its common stock through September 19, 2015. Repurchases under the 2013 Program may take place in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, including derivative transactions, and may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan. We purchased 1,600 shares for $85 thousand during the first quarter of 2015.
Inflation and functional currencies
Generally, the countries in which we operate have experienced low and stable inflation in recent years. Therefore, the local currency in each of these markets is the functional currency. Currently, we do not believe that inflation will have a significant effect on our results of operations or financial position. We continually review inflation and the functional currency in each of the countries where we operate.

OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
On occasion, we grant guarantees of the obligations of our subsidiaries and we sometimes enter into agreements with commercial counterparties that contain indemnification provisions, the terms of which may vary depending on the negotiated terms of each respective agreement. Our liability under such indemnification provisions may be subject to time and materiality limitations, monetary caps and other conditions and defenses. As of March 31, 2015, there were no material changes from the disclosure in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. To date, we are not aware of any significant claims made by the indemnified parties or parties to whom we have provided guarantees on behalf of our subsidiaries and, accordingly, no liabilities have been recorded as of March 31, 2015. See also Note 11, Commitments, to the unaudited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report.
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS
As of March 31, 2015, our future contractual obligations have not changed significantly from the amounts reported within our 2014 Form 10-K.

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Interest rate risk
As of March 31, 2015, our total debt outstanding was $427.5 million. Of this amount, $340.4 million, 80% of our total debt obligations, relates to our Convertible Notes having a fixed coupon rate. Our $402.5 million principal amount of Convertible Notes, issued in October 2014, accrue cash interest of 1.5% of the principal amount per annum. Based on quoted market prices, as of March 31, 2015, the fair value of our fixed rate Convertible Notes was $432.3 million, compared to a carrying value of $340.4 million. Interest expense for these notes, including accretion and amortization of deferred debt issuance costs, has a weighted average interest rate of 4.7% annually. Additionally, $81.7 million, or 19% of our total debt obligations, relates to debt that accrues interest at variable rates. If we were to maintain these borrowings for one year and maximize the potential borrowings available under the revolving credit facility for one year, a 1% (100 basis points) increase in the applicable interest rate would result in additional annual interest expense to the Company of approximately $6.3 million.
The remaining $5.4 million, or 1% of our total debt obligations, relates to capitalized leases with fixed payment and interest terms that expire between 2015 and 2019.
Our excess cash is invested in instruments with original maturities of three months or less or in certificates of deposit that may be withdrawn at any time without penalty; therefore, as investments mature and are reinvested, the amount we earn will increase or decrease with changes in the underlying short-term interest rates.
Foreign currency exchange rate risk
For the first quarter of 2015, approximately 70% of our revenues were generated in non-U.S. dollar countries and we expect to continue generating a significant portion of our revenues in countries with currencies other than the U.S. dollar.
We are particularly vulnerable to fluctuations in exchange rates of the U.S. dollar to the currencies of countries in which we have significant operations, primarily the Australian dollar, Brazilian real, British pound, euro, Indian Rupee, Hungarian forint and Polish zloty. As of March 31, 2015, we estimate that a 10% fluctuation in these foreign currency exchange rates would have the combined annualized effect on reported net income and working capital of approximately $50 million to $55 million. This effect is estimated by applying a 10% adjustment factor to our non-U.S. dollar results from operations, intercompany loans that generate foreign currency exchange gains or losses and working capital balances that require translation from the respective functional currency to the U.S. dollar reporting currency.
Additionally, we have other non-current, non-U.S. dollar assets and liabilities on our balance sheet that are translated to the U.S. dollar during consolidation. These items primarily represent goodwill and intangible assets recorded in connection with acquisitions in countries other than the U.S. We estimate that a 10% fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates would have a non-cash impact on total comprehensive income of approximately $60 million to $65 million as a result of the change in value of these items during translation to the U.S. dollar. For the fluctuations described above, a strengthening U.S. dollar produces a financial loss, while a weakening U.S. dollar produces a financial gain.
We believe this quantitative measure has inherent limitations and does not take into account any governmental actions or changes in either customer purchasing patterns or our financing or operating strategies. Because a majority of our revenues and expenses are incurred in the functional currencies of our international operating entities, the profits we earn in foreign currencies are positively impacted by the weakening of the U.S. dollar and negatively impacted by the strengthening of the U.S. dollar. Additionally, our debt obligations are primarily in U.S. dollars; therefore, as foreign currency exchange rates fluctuate, the amount available for repayment of debt will also increase or decrease.
We are also exposed to foreign currency exchange rate risk in our Money Transfer Segment. A majority of the money transfer business involves receiving and disbursing different currencies, in which we earn a foreign currency spread based on the difference between buying currency at wholesale exchange rates and selling the currency to customers at retail exchange rates. We enter into foreign currency forwards and cross-currency swaps, to minimize exposure related to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. As of March 31, 2015, we had foreign currency derivative contracts outstanding with a notional value of $921 million, primarily in Australian dollars, British pounds, euros and Mexican pesos, that were not designated as hedges and mature within the next twelve months. See Note 7, Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities to our Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Our executive management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Exchange Act as of March 31, 2015. Based on this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the design and operation of these disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of such date to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our reports under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.
Change in Internal Controls
There have not been any changes in internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended March 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
The Company is, from time to time, a party to legal or regulatory proceedings arising in the ordinary course of its business.
The discussion regarding contingencies in Part I, Item 1 — Financial Statements (Unaudited), Note 12, Litigation and Contingencies, to the unaudited consolidated financial statements in this report is incorporated herein by reference.
Currently, there are no other legal or regulatory proceedings that management believes, either individually or in the aggregate, would have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition or results of operations. In accordance with U.S. GAAP, we record a liability when it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. These liabilities are reviewed at least quarterly and adjusted to reflect the impacts of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel, and other information and events pertaining to a particular case or proceeding.



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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
You should carefully consider the risks described in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as may be updated in our subsequent filings with the SEC, before making an investment decision. Our operations are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be updated by any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, including this Form 10-Q. If any of the risks identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be updated by any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, actually occurs, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In that case, the trading price of our common stock could decline substantially. This Quarterly Report also contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including the risks described in our Risk Factors and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report.
There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, as filed with the SEC.


ITEM 2.    UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following table provides information with respect to shares of the Company's Common Stock that were purchased by the Company during the three months ended March 31, 2015.
Period
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
 
Average Price Paid per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
 
Maximum Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Programs (1)
January 1 - January 31, 2015
 

 
$

 

 
$
100,000,000

February 1 - February 28, 2015
 

 

 

 
100,000,000

March 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
 
1,600

 
53.07

 
1,600

 
99,915,058

Total
 
1,600

 
$
53.07

 
1,600

 
 
(1) In September 2013, the Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program allowing Euronet to repurchase up to $100 million in value or 5 million shares of its common stock through September 19, 2015. Repurchases may take place in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, including derivative transactions, and may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan. As of March 31, 2015, the maximum number of shares that could be purchased by Euronet under the program was $99.9 million in value or 4,998,400 shares.
 


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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
Exhibit
 
Description
 
 
 
12.1*
 
Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
31.1*
 
Section 302 — Certification of Chief Executive Officer
31.2*
 
Section 302 — Certification of Chief Financial Officer
32.1**
 
Section 906 — Certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2**
 
Section 906 — Certification of Chief Financial Officer
101*
 
The following materials from Euronet Worldwide, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2015 (unaudited) and December 31, 2014, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, and (v) Notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.
_________________________
* Filed herewith.
** Pursuant to Item 601(b)(32) of Regulation S-K, this Exhibit is furnished rather than filed with this Form 10-Q.

PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we have filed or incorporated by reference the agreements referenced above as exhibits to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The agreements have been filed to provide investors with information regarding their respective terms. The agreements are not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company or its business or operations. In particular, the assertions embodied in any representations, warranties and covenants contained in the agreements may be subject to qualifications with respect to knowledge and materiality different from those applicable to investors and may be qualified by information in confidential disclosure schedules not included with the exhibits. These disclosure schedules may contain information that modifies, qualifies and creates exceptions to the representations, warranties and covenants set forth in the agreements. Moreover, certain representations, warranties and covenants in the agreements may have been used for the purpose of allocating risk between the parties, rather than establishing matters as facts. In addition, information concerning the subject matter of the representations, warranties and covenants may have changed after the date of the respective agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company's public disclosures. Accordingly, investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants in the agreements as characterizations of the actual state of facts about the Company or its business or operations on the date hereof.


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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
April 29, 2015
Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
By:  
/s/ MICHAEL J. BROWN  
 
 
Michael J. Brown 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:  
/s/ RICK L. WELLER  
 
 
Rick L. Weller 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer 
 


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EXHIBIT 12.1
EURONET WORLDWIDE, INC.
COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
(Unaudited)


 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(dollar amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Pretax income before adjustment for income from unconsolidated subsidiaries
 
$
14,122

 
$
21,657

Add:
 
 
 
 
Fixed charges
 
7,257

 
3,723

Adjusted pretax income
 
$
21,379

 
$
25,380

Fixed charges:
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
$
5,698

 
$
1,988

Estimate of interest within rental expense
 
1,559

 
1,735

Total fixed charges
 
$
7,257

 
$
3,723

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges
 
2.9

 
6.8






EEFT 3/31/2015 EX31.1


EXHIBIT 31.1
CERTIFICATIONS OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
I, Michael J. Brown, certify that:
1)
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Euronet Worldwide, Inc.;
2)
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3)
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4)
The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)
evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)
disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
5)
The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's Board of Directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)
all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)
any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

Date: April 29, 2015

/s/ Michael J. Brown
 
Michael J. Brown
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 



EEFT 3/31/2015 EX31.2


EXHIBIT 31.2
CERTIFICATIONS OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
I, Rick L. Weller, certify that:
1)
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Euronet Worldwide, Inc.;
2)
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3)
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4)
The registrant's other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
a)
designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
b)
designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
c)
evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
d)
disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
5)
The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's Board of Directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
a)
all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
b)
any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

Date: April 29, 2015

/s/ Rick L. Weller
 
Rick L. Weller
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 



EEFT 3/31/2015 EX32.1


EXHIBIT 32.1
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (the “Company”) for the period ended March 31, 2015 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned hereby certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1)
the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
(2)
the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

/s/ Michael J. Brown
 
Michael J. Brown
 
Chief Executive Officer
 

April 29, 2015
 



EEFT 3/31/2015 EX32.2


EXHIBIT 32.2
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO