updated 2/10/2011 4:17:04 PM ET 2011-02-10T21:17:04

HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM) (the "Company"), the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs, today announced its financial and operational results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

Key financial and operational statistics in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to the fourth quarter of 2009 include:

  • Consolidated revenues of $134.7 million, up by 8%
  • Revenue growth of approximately 12% for the Company's core business operations, which include the Company's domestic Company-owned ATM placement, surcharge-free and managed services businesses, as well as its international operations
  • Gross margin of 32.4%, up from 31.4%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $32.8 million, up approximately 19%
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted share of $0.26, up from $0.17
  • GAAP Net Income of $8.0 million, up from $1.5 million
  • Free Cash Flow of $21.5 million, consisting of $32.2 million of cash provided by operating activities, less $10.7 million of capital expenditures, enabling a $26.8 million reduction in outstanding debt under the Company's revolving credit facility
  • Continued improvements in several key operating metrics (amounts presented exclude transactions from the Company's managed services offerings):
  • Total withdrawal transactions increased by over 6%;
  • Total transactions increased by over 10%; and
  • Total transactions per ATM increased by over 8%

Please refer to the "Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Information" contained later in this release for definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Free Cash Flow. For additional financial information, including reconciliations to comparable GAAP measures, please refer to the supplemental schedules of selected financial information at the end of this release.

"We finished 2010 with another strong quarter, capping off what was a great year for Cardtronics," commented Steven Rathgaber, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rathgaber continued, "For the full-year 2010, our revenues grew by 8% and our Adjusted Net Income per diluted share grew by 47%. We also generated $54.0 million in Free Cash Flow for the year, enabling us to reduce our ratio of total debt outstanding to Adjusted EBITDA to 1.9 from 2.8 a year ago. We are certainly proud of these financial achievements, but also believe we have many opportunities to continue to drive significant revenue and earnings growth in 2011 and beyond. With our leading network of ATMs placed in prime retail locations, increased focus on driving organic transaction and revenue growth and continued operational execution, we believe that we are well-positioned to continue to create significant shareholder value."

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expansion of the Company's bank branding agreement with PNC Bank to place 135 ATMs in CVS/pharmacy stores across Indiana.
  • Execution of a master service agreement with a major bank, allowing for the Company to provide multiple services including bank branding.
  • Execution of a multi-year agreement with a leading supermarket chain in the Northeast, to provide a full suite of ATM management services to over 80 high-volume ATMs by the third quarter of 2011.
  • Execution of an agreement with EZCORP, a leading provider of specialty consumer financial services, to place ATMs in up to 270 locations.
  • Execution of an agreement with Univision Prepaid Card, under which the Company will provide Univision's prepaid cardholders with unlimited free access to ATMs in the Company's Allpoint Network. A significant media campaign for the new cards has been launched on the Univision broadcast networks in the first quarter of 2011, highlighting the Allpoint Network's ubiquitous tie to the program.
  • Execution of a multi-year agreement with North Carolina-based BB&T, one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., to provide surcharge-free ATM access to its Florida and Texas banking clients through the Company's Allpoint Network.
  • Addition of over 2,500 ATMs in Mexico to the Company's Allpoint Network, providing U.S. Allpoint members with expanded benefits through convenient, surcharge-free ATM access while they travel to Mexico. This expansion grows the Allpoint Network reach to over 43,000 ATMs in the U.S., U.K., Puerto Rico, Australia and, now, Mexico.
  • Partnership with i-design, a United Kingdom-based provider of marketing platforms for self-service devices, to bring third-party advertising to the Company's ATMs.
  • Finalization of a relationship with Softgate Systems (formerly IPP) to provide next-day bill payment capabilities on the Company's 2,200 multi-function financial services kiosks in 7-Eleven retail locations, significantly increasing customer access for next-day bill payments to over 40,000 billers nationwide.
  • Launch of a second cash depot in Manchester, U.K., which brings the number of ATMs that the Company provides cash-in-transit services to approximately 1,380 ATMs in the U.K., up from approximately 780 at the end of 2009.
  • Execution of an agreement in the U.K. to obtain over 100 high-transacting ATMs in Northern Ireland.
  • Execution of the first managed services agreement in the U.K., with Yorkshire Building Society, a U.K. financial services institution, to take over the management of Yorkshire's 20 ATMs.

FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

For the fourth quarter of 2010, consolidated revenues totaled $134.7 million, representing an 8% increase from the $124.8 million in revenues generated during the fourth quarter of 2009. The 8% year-over-year increase reflects 12% revenue growth in the Company's core business operations, which was driven by a combination of increases in transactions per machine, increased revenues from managed services agreements, year-over-year surcharge rate increases implemented in the United States, and unit growth in the Company's United Kingdom and Mexico operating segments. Additionally, the Company continued to grow revenues in its leading surcharge-free network, Allpoint, with continued growth of its customer base.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $32.8 million, compared to $27.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2009, and Adjusted Net Income totaled $11.0 million ($0.26 per diluted share) compared to $7.0 million ($0.17 per diluted share) during the fourth quarter of 2009. These increases were primarily attributable to the increase in revenues (discussed above), the Company's ability to leverage its fixed-cost infrastructure to generate strong margins from those higher revenues, and the reduced interest expense enabled by the refinancing of the Company's debt executed in the previous quarter. Specific costs excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income are detailed in a reconciliation included at the end of this press release.

GAAP Net Income for the fourth quarter of 2010 totaled $8.0 million, compared to $1.5 million during the same quarter in 2009. The year-over-year increase was attributable to the factors identified in the discussion of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income above.

FULL-YEAR RESULTS

Revenues totaled $532.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, representing an 8% increase over the $493.4 million in revenues recorded during the year ended December 31, 2009. As was the case with the Company's quarterly results, the year-over-year increase in revenues was primarily attributable to revenue growth in its core business operations, slightly offset by a decline in the Company's merchant-owned account base.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $130.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, representing a 19% increase over the $110.4 million in Adjusted EBITDA for 2009, and Adjusted Net Income totaled $41.2 million ($1.00 per diluted share) for 2010, which represented a 51% increase from the $27.3 million ($0.68 per diluted share) generated during 2009. Increases in both Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income were primarily due to the same factors noted above for the Company's quarterly results and because of reduced operating costs per unit compared to the same period in the prior year.

GAAP Net Income for the year ended December 31, 2010 totaled $41.0 million, compared to $5.3 million during 2009. The results for the year ended December 31, 2010 include certain non-recurring items associated with the Company's financing activities and reversal of domestic deferred tax asset valuation allowances during the year. Excluding these one-time effects, the improvement in the Company's GAAP results was primarily driven by the same factors outlined above with respect to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income. 

GUIDANCE

Below is the Company's financial guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, which is consistent with what was previously issued:

  • Revenues of $559.0 million to $569.0 million;
  • Overall gross margins of approximately 32.5% to 32.9%;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $136.0 million to $141.0 million;
  • Depreciation and accretion expense of $45.0 to $45.8 million;
  • Cash interest expense of $19.0 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income of $1.14 to $1.20 per diluted share, based on approximately 41.9 million to 42.3 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding; and
  • Capital expenditures of approximately $50.0 million, net of noncontrolling interests.

The above Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income guidance excludes the impact of $8.1 million of anticipated stock-based compensation expense and $15.2 million of expected intangible asset amortization expense, both on a pretax basis. Additionally, the above guidance is based on average foreign currency exchange rates of $1.50 U.S. to £1.00 U.K. and $13.00 Mexican pesos to $1.00 U.S.

For reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to comparable GAAP measures, please refer to the supplemental schedules at the end of this release.

LIQUIDITY

The Company continues to maintain a very strong liquidity position, with $124.5 million in available borrowing capacity under the Company's $175.0 million revolving credit facility as of December 31, 2010. The Company's outstanding indebtedness as of December 31, 2010 consisted of $200.0 million in senior subordinated notes due 2018, $46.2 million in borrowings under its revolving credit facility due 2015, and $8.6 million in equipment financing notes associated with its majority-owned Mexico subsidiary. 

In January 2011, the Company significantly expanded and extended the terms of the interest rate hedging program it utilizes to stabilize its vault cash rental costs in the United States. Further details on the changes in the Company's interest rate hedging program in the United States are included in a schedule shown on page 10 of this release.  

DISCLOSURE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures provided as a complement to results prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted within the United States of America ("GAAP") and may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures reported by other companies. Management believes that the presentation of these measures and the identification of unusual, non-recurring, or non-cash items enhance an investor's understanding of the underlying trends in the Company's business and provide for better comparability between periods in different years.

Adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation, accretion, and amortization expense as these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within the Company's industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures, and the method by which the assets were acquired.  During the year ended December 31, 2010, as a result of certain financing activities, the Company recorded a $7.2 million charge associated with the early extinguishment of debt and a $7.3 million charge to write off certain unamortized deferred financing costs and bond discounts related to the instruments retired. These charges have been excluded from EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income as the Company views these charges as one-time, non-recurring events specifically related to the Company's decision to improve its capital structure and financial flexibility and not related to the Company's ongoing operations. Furthermore, management feels the inclusion of such a charge in EBITDA would not contribute to management's understanding of the operating results and effectiveness of its business. Since Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income exclude certain non-recurring or non-cash items, these measures may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures employed by other companies. Free Cash Flow is cash provided by operating activities less payments for capital expenditures, including those financed through direct debt. The non-GAAP financial measures presented herein should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

A reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interests to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income and a calculation of Free Cash Flow are presented in tabular form at the end of this press release.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company will host a conference call today, Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. Central Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its financial results for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2010. To access the call, please call the conference call operator at:

Dial in: (877) 303-9205

Alternate dial-in: (760) 536-5226

Please call in fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time and request to be connected to the "Cardtronics Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call." Additionally, a live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online through the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://www.cardtronics.com .

A digital replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, February 24, 2011, and can be accessed by calling (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291 and entering 38568472 for the conference ID. A replay of the conference call will also be available online through the Company's website subsequent to the call through March 10, 2011.

ABOUT CARDTRONICS

Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM) is the world's largest non-bank owner of ATMs. The Company operates over 34,100 ATMs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Caribbean, primarily with well-known retailers such as 7-Eleven®, Chevron®, Costco®, CVS®/pharmacy, ExxonMobil®, Hess®, Rite Aid®, Safeway®, Target®, and Walgreens®. Cardtronics also assists in the operation of approximately 2,900 ATMs under managed services contracts with customers such as Kroger®, Travelex®, and Circle K®. In addition to its retail ATM operations, the Company provides services to large and small banks, credit unions, and prepaid card issuers allowing them to place their brands on over 11,900 Cardtronics' ATMs and providing surcharge-free access through Cardtronics' Allpoint Network. For more information, visit http://www.cardtronics.com .

The Cardtronics logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=991

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give the Company's current expectations or forecasts of future events, future financial performance, strategies, expectations, competitive environment, regulation, and availability of resources. The forward-looking statements contained in this release include, among other things, statements concerning projections, predictions, expectations, estimates or forecasts as to the Company's business, financial and operational results and future economic performance, and statements of management's goals and objectives and other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the Company's financial outlook and the financial outlook of the ATM industry;
  • the Company's ability to respond to recent and future regulatory changes that may impact the ATM and financial services industries;
  • the Company's ability to respond to potential reductions in the amount of interchange fees that it receives from global and regional debit networks for transactions conducted on its ATMs;
  • the Company's ability to provide new ATM solutions to financial institutions;
  • the Company's ATM vault cash rental needs, including potential liquidity issues with its vault cash providers;
  • the implementation of the Company's corporate strategy, including successful implementation of certain strategic organizational changes that were recently initiated;
  • the Company's ability to compete successfully with new and existing competitors;
  • the Company's ability to renew and strengthen its existing customer relationships and add new customers;
  • the Company's ability to meet the service levels required by its service level agreements with its customers;
  • the Company's ability to pursue and successfully integrate acquisitions;
  • the Company's ability to successfully manage its existing international operations and to continue to expand internationally;
  • the Company's ability to prevent security breaches;
  • the Company's ability to manage the risks associated with its third-party service providers failing to perform their contractual obligations;
  • the Company's ability to manage concentration risks with key vendors and service providers;
  • changes in interest rates and foreign currency rates; and
  • the additional risks the Company is exposed to in its armored transport business.

Other factors that could cause the Company's actual performance or results to differ from its projected results are described in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. You should not read forward-looking statements as a guarantee of future performance or results. They will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at or by which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009
 (Unaudited)
     
     
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands, except share and per share information)
Revenues:        
ATM operating revenues  $132,563 $122,002 $522,900 $483,138
ATM product sales and other revenues  2,186 2,755 9,178 10,215
Total revenues  134,749 124,757 532,078 493,353
Cost of revenues:        
Cost of ATM operating revenues (exclusive of depreciation,

accretion, and amortization shown separately below) 
89,171 82,620 351,490 333,907
Cost of ATM product sales and other revenues  1,970 2,922 8,902 10,567
Total cost of revenues  91,141 85,542 360,392 344,474
Gross profit  43,608 39,215 171,686 148,879
Operating expenses:        
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (1) 11,647 10,878 44,581 41,527
Depreciation and accretion expense  11,373 9,860 42,724 39,420
Amortization expense  3,904 5,480 15,471 18,916
Loss on disposal of assets  807 1,185 2,647 6,016
Total operating expenses  27,731 27,403 105,423 105,879
Income from operations  15,877 11,812 66,263 43,000
Other expense:        
Interest expense, net  4,933 7,305 26,629 30,133
Amortization of deferred financing costs and bond discounts  211 618 2,029 2,395
Write-off of deferred financing costs and bond discounts  7,296
Redemption costs for early extinguishment of debt  7,193
Other (income) expense  (705) 1,244 (878) 456
Total other expense  4,439 9,167 42,269 32,984
Income before income taxes  11,438 2,645 23,994 10,016
Income tax expense (benefit) (2) 3,438 961 (17,139) 4,245
Net income  8,000 1,684 41,133 5,771
Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests  (28) 225 174 494
Net income attributable to controlling interests and available to

common shareholders 
$8,028 $1,459 $40,959 $5,277
         
Net income per common share – basic  $0.19 $0.04 $0.98 $0.13
Net income per common share – diluted  $0.19 $0.03 $0.96 $0.13
         
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic  41,023,404 39,600,166 40,347,194 39,244,057
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted  41,822,811 40,910,286 41,059,381 39,896,366
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(1)  Selling, general, and administrative expenses for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2010 include $1.0 million of costs associated with the preparation and filing of a shelf registration statement and the completion of two secondary equity offerings and $0.7 million in accrued severance costs associated with the Company's recent management reorganization. Additionally, it includes approximately $0.2 million and $1.5 million for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2010, respectively, in incremental stock-based compensation expense (when compared to the same periods in the prior year. The twelve month period ended December 31, 2009 includes $1.2 million in severance costs associated with the departure of the Company's former Chief Executive Officer in March 2009. 
(2) Income tax benefit for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2010 includes $27.2 million in benefits related to the reversal of previously-established valuation allowances on the Company's domestic deferred tax assets.
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 
     
  December 31, 2010 December 31, 2009
  (Unaudited)  
  (In thousands)  
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $3,189 $10,449
Accounts and notes receivable, net  20,270 27,700
Inventory  1,795 2,617
Restricted cash, short-term  4,466 3,452
Current portion of deferred tax asset, net  15,017
Prepaid expenses, deferred costs, and other current assets  10,222 8,850
Total current assets  54,959 53,068
Property and equipment, net  156,465 147,348
Intangible assets, net  74,799 89,036
Goodwill  164,558 165,166
Deferred tax asset, net  715
Prepaid expenses, deferred costs, and other assets  3,819 5,786
Total assets  $455,315 $460,404
     
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)    
Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt and notes payable  $3,076 $2,122
Capital lease obligations  235
Current portion of other long-term liabilities  24,493 26,047
Accounts payable and other accrued and current liabilities  71,425 73,608
Total current liabilities  98,994 102,012
Long-term liabilities:    
Long-term debt, net of related discounts  251,757 304,930
Deferred tax liability, net  10,268 12,250
Asset retirement obligations  26,657 24,003
Other long-term liabilities  23,385 18,499
Total liabilities  411,061 461,694
Stockholders' equity (deficit)  44,254 (1,290)
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)  $455,315 $460,404
         
         
SELECTED INCOME STATEMENT DETAIL:        
         
Total revenues by segment:        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
United States  $106,764 $98,878 $423,109 $401,934
United Kingdom  21,882 20,302 82,583 73,096
Mexico  6,103 5,577 26,386 18,323
Total revenues  $134,749 $124,757 $532,078 $493,353
         
Breakout of ATM operating revenues:        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
Surcharge revenues  $64,971 $62,163 $266,827 $254,503
Interchange revenues  40,883 39,055 159,273 149,908
Bank branding and surcharge-free network revenues  21,656 17,908 81,631 67,873
Managed services revenues  1,525 130 2,890 494
Other revenues  3,528 2,746 12,279 10,360
Total ATM operating revenues  $132,563 $122,002 $522,900 $483,138
         
Total cost of revenues by segment (exclusive of depreciation, accretion, and amortization):        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
United States  $69,922 $67,125 $277,902 $279,582
United Kingdom  16,628 14,456 62,386 51,419
Mexico  4,591 3,961 20,104 13,473
Total cost of revenues  $91,141 $85,542 $360,392 $344,474
         
Breakout of cost of ATM operating revenues (exclusive of depreciation, accretion, and amortization):      
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
Merchant commissions  $41,097 $38,874 $166,377 $156,936
Vault cash rental expense  9,859 8,764 38,642 33,950
Other costs of cash  12,164 10,618 46,686 43,599
Repairs and maintenance  9,485 9,197 36,307 38,740
Communications  3,940 3,675 15,514 14,876
Transaction processing  867 1,512 4,942 6,431
Stock-based compensation  158 208 752 798
Other expenses  11,601 9,772 42,270 38,577
Total cost of ATM operating revenues  $89,171 $82,620 $351,490 $333,907
         
         
         
Breakout of selling, general, and administrative expenses:        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
Employee costs  $6,069 $6,096 $24,720 $23,535
Stock-based compensation  1,275 1,036 5,284 3,822
Professional fees  1,625 1,099 5,711 4,674
Other  2,678 2,647 8,866 9,496
Total selling, general, and administrative expenses  $11,647 $10,878 $44,581 $41,527
         
Depreciation and accretion expense by segment:        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
United States  $7,148 $6,586 $27,321 $26,824
United Kingdom  3,476 2,771 12,541 10,799
Mexico  749 503 2,862 1,797
Total depreciation and accretion expense  $11,373 $9,860 $42,724 $39,420
     
     
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DETAIL:    
     
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations:    
     
  December 31, 2010 December 31, 2009
  (In thousands)
8.25% senior subordinated notes  $200,000 $ —
9.25% senior subordinated notes, net of discounts  297,242
Revolving credit facility  46,200
Equipment financing notes  8,633 9,810
Capital lease obligations  235
Total long-term debt and capital lease obligations  $254,833 $307,287
     
Share count rollforward:    
     
Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2009  40,900,532  
Shares repurchased  (138,046)  
Shares issued – restricted stock grants and stock options exercised  2,157,206  
Shares forfeited – restricted stock  (87,250)  
Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2010  42,832,442  
         
SELECTED CASH FLOW DETAIL:         
         
Selected cash flow statement amounts:        
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
Cash provided by operating activities  $32,175 $26,990 $105,168 $74,874
Cash used in investing activities  (10,693) (6,957) (50,652) (26,031)
Cash used in financing activities  (21,002) (15,666) (62,150) (42,232)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  86 (59) 374 414
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents $566 $4,308 ($7,260) $7,025
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  2,623 6,141 10,449 3,424
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $3,189 $10,449 $3,189 $10,449
         
DETAIL OF CHANGES IN INTEREST RATE HEDGING PROGRAM:        
         
The following table shows the Company's interest rate hedging program in place in the United States before and after the

changes made in January 2011:
         
  Notional Amounts  
Year  United States  Weighted Average Fixed Rate
  Before After Before After
  (In thousands)  
2011 $625,000 $625,000 3.61% 3.61%
2012 $525,000 $750,000 3.66% 3.52%
2013 $275,000 $750,000 3.57% 3.36%
2014 $100,000 $750,000 3.61% 3.29%
2015 $ — $550,000 3.27%
2016 $ — $350,000 3.28%
 
Key Operating Metrics
For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
Average number of transacting ATMs:        
United States: Company-owned  18,471 18,181 18,272 18,190
United States: Merchant-owned  9,445 9,938 9,627 10,066
United Kingdom  2,944 2,687 2,832 2,606
Mexico  2,947 2,359 2,867 2,197
Average number of transacting ATMs: ATM operations  33,807 33,165 33,598 33,059
United States: Managed services (1) 2,862 1,631 2,239 1,508
Total average number of transacting ATMs  36,669 34,796 35,837 34,567
         
Total transactions (in thousands):        
ATM operations  107,894 97,681 417,226 383,323
Managed services  4,591 2,318 14,133 9,042
Total transactions  112,485 99,999 431,359 392,365
         
Total cash withdrawal transactions (in thousands):        
ATM operations  65,172 61,209 256,440 244,378
Managed services  3,051 1,896 10,471 7,488
Total cash withdrawal transactions  68,223 63,105 266,911 251,866
         
Per ATM per month amounts (excludes managed services):        
Cash withdrawal transactions  643 615 636 616
         
ATM operating revenues  $1,292 $1,225 $1,290 $1,217
Cost of ATM operating revenues (2) 867 830 866 842
ATM operating gross profit  (2) (3) $425 $395 $424 $375
         
ATM operating gross margin  (2) (3) 32.9% 32.2% 32.9% 30.8%
         
Capital expenditures (in thousands) (4) $10,693 $9,013 $51,194 $28,530
Capital expenditures, net of noncontrolling interests 

(in thousands) (4)
$10,664 $7,495 $49,536 $25,799
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(1)   Includes 1,692 and 1,704 ATMs for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2010, respectively, and all ATMs for the

three and twelve months ended December 31, 2009, for which the Company only provided EFT transaction processing services. 
(2)   Amounts presented exclude the effect of depreciation, accretion, and amortization expense, which is presented separately in the

Company's consolidated statements of operations. 
(3)   ATM operating gross profit and ATM operating gross margin are measures of profitability that use only the revenues and

expenses that relate to operating ATMs in the Company's portfolio. Revenues and expenses from managed services and ATM

equipment sales and other ATM-related services are not included.
(4)   Capital expenditures include amounts financed by direct debt for the twelve month period ended December 31, 2010 and for the

three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2009.
 
Reconciliation of Net Income Attributable to Controlling Interests to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and
Adjusted Net Income
For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009
 (Unaudited)
         
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Net income attributable to controlling interests $8,028 $1,459 $40,959 $5,277
Adjustments:        
Interest expense, net  4,933 7,305 26,629 30,133
Amortization of deferred financing costs and bond discounts  211 618 2,029 2,395
Write-off of deferred financing costs and bond discounts  7,296
Redemption costs for early extinguishment of debt  7,193
Income tax expense (benefit)  3,438 961 (17,139) 4,245
Depreciation and accretion expense  11,373 9,860 42,724 39,420
Amortization expense  3,904 5,480 15,471 18,916
EBITDA $31,887 $25,683 $125,162 $100,386
         
Add back:        
Loss on disposal of assets (1) 807 1,185 2,647 6,016
Other income (2) (760) (194) (1,004) (982)
Noncontrolling interests (3) (582) (334) (1,984) (1,281)
Stock-based compensation expense (4) 1,423 1,240 5,998 4,617
Other adjustments to cost of ATM operating revenues  1 154
Other adjustments to selling, general, and administrative expenses (5) 1,463
Adjusted EBITDA $32,775 $27,581 $130,819 $110,373
Less:         
Interest expense, net (4) 4,824 7,219 26,161 29,811
Depreciation and accretion expense (4) 11,006 9,613 41,322 38,539
Income tax expense (at 35%) (6) 5,931 3,762 22,168 14,708
Adjusted Net Income $11,014 $6,987 $41,168 $27,315
         
Adjusted Net Income per share $0.27 $0.18 $1.02 $0.70
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share $0.26 $0.17 $1.00 $0.68
         
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic  41,023,404 39,600,166 40,347,194 39,244,057
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted  41,822,811 40,910,286 41,059,381 39,896,366
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(1)   Primarily comprised of losses on the disposal of fixed assets that were incurred with the deinstallation of ATMs during

the periods. The higher amounts during 2009 were primarily the result of certain optimization efforts taken during that year.
(2)   Amounts exclude unrealized (gains) losses related to derivatives not designated as hedging instruments.
(3)   Noncontrolling interests adjustment made such that Adjusted EBITDA includes only the Company's 51% ownership interest

in the Adjusted EBITDA of its Mexico subsidiary.
(4)   Amounts exclude 49% of the expenses incurred by the Company's Mexico subsidiary as such amounts are allocable to the

noncontrolling interest shareholders.
(5)   For the twelve month period ended December 31, 2009, other adjustments to selling, general, and administrative expenses

primarily consisted of severance costs associated with the departure of the Company's former Chief Executive Officer in

March 2009. 
(6) 35% represents the Company's estimated long-term, cross-jurisdictional effective tax rate.
 
Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow
For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009
 (Unaudited)
         
         
  Three Months Ended  Twelve Months Ended 
  December 31,  December 31, 
  2010 2009 2010 2009
  (In thousands)
Cash provided by operating activities  $32,175 $26,990 $105,168 $74,874
Payments for capital expenditures:        
Cash used in investing activities  (10,693) (6,957) (50,652) (26,031)
Fixed assets financed by direct debt  (2,056) (542) (2,499)
Total payments for capital expenditures  (10,693) (9,013) (51,194) (28,530)
Free cash flow  $21,482 $17,977 $53,974 $46,344
 
Reconciliation of Estimated Net Income to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted Net Income
For the Year Ending December 31, 2011
(Unaudited)
       
  Estimated Range
  Full Year 2011
  (In millions)
       
Net income  $34.1 -- $37.1
Adjustments:      
Interest expense, net  19.0 -- 19.0
Amortization of deferred financing costs  1.0 -- 1.0
Income tax expense  13.4 -- 14.6
Depreciation and accretion expense  45.0 -- 45.8
Amortization expense  15.2 -- 15.2
EBITDA  $127.7 -- $132.7
       
Add back:      
Noncontrolling interests  (1.8) -- (1.8)
Loss on disposal of assets  2.0 -- 2.0
Stock-based compensation expense  8.1 -- 8.1
Adjusted EBITDA  $136.0 -- $141.0
Less:       
Interest expense, net (1) 18.6 -- 18.6
Depreciation and accretion expense (1) 43.7 -- 44.5
Income tax expense (at 35%) (2) 25.8 -- 27.2
Adjusted Net Income  $47.9 -- $50.7
       
Adjusted Net Income per diluted share  $1.14 -- $1.20
       
Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted  41.9 -- 42.3
       
       
(1)Amounts exclude 49% of the expenses to be incurred by the Company's Mexico subsidiary as such amounts are allocable

to the noncontrolling interest shareholders. 
(2) 35% represents the Company's estimated long-term, cross-jurisdictional effective tax rate.
CONTACT:  Investors:
          Chris Brewster, Chief Financial Officer
          832-308-4128
          cbrewster@cardtronics.com

          Media:
          Tom Pierce, Chief Marketing Officer
          832-308-4111
          tpierce@cardtronics.com

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