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Green Dot: Non-Gaap Revenues Of $146.5M,

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Adjusted EBITDA of $22.2M and Non-GAAP EPS of

Provides Preliminary Commentary on 2016

Pasadena, CA -

November 5, 2015

- Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT), today reported financial results for the

quarter ended

September 30, 2015

For the

quarter of

, Green Dot reported consolidated GAAP and non-GAAP total operating revenues

$146.4 million

$146.5 million

, respectively, and adjusted EBITDA of

$22.2 million

. Green Dot also reported break-even GAAP diluted earnings per share and

in non-GAAP diluted ea rnings per share.

GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share results during the third quarter of 2015 were impacted in part by 7.1 million additional shares year-over-year attributable to acquisitions subsequent to the third quarter of 2014, and GAAP earnings per share were further impacted by an increase of $5.9 million, or approximately $0.06 diluted earnings per common share, in amortization associated with acquired intangible assets from those recent acquisitions, as compared to the prior year period.

Green Dot generated net cash from operations of $114 million year to date. During the third quarter, under the Company’s existing $150 million share repurchase authorization, Green Dot repurchased $40 million in common stock pursuant to an accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) launched during the quarter, and received approximately 1.8 million shares, representing an estimated 80% of the shares expected to be repurchased. The Company expects to complete the $40 million ASR program by Q1 of next year.

“This quarter’s results and the outlook for the remainder of the year reflect the significant change we made to our business when we discontinued MoneyPak earlier this year. The direct and indirect loss of revenue caused by the loss of MoneyPak is contributing to year-over-year declines in our legacy business lines, which are being offset by the contributions from our recently acquired businesses. Looking forward, however, we are feeling more optimistic. The MoneyPak related declines have now been stable for a number of months and we’re seeing the ecosystem effects now stabilizing, as well. So we believe that, taking into account the new initiatives planned for next year, we expect to have the opportunity to turn the corner and get back to growth as we head into 2017. The new initiatives for next year include, among others, new product offerings in our branded and private label business lines that have the potential to generate higher unit sales and better unit economics, in addition to introducing a new version of our MoneyPak product with enhanced risk controls. We also expect to begin to realize revenue synergies from our TPG acquisition with the deployment of an integrated Green Dot Account/TPG tax refund program distributed through a number of TPG’s tax preparation partners in Q1 next year,” said Steve Streit, Green Dot Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Consolidated

GAAP financial results for the

Total operating revenues on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis were

$144.7 million

GAAP net income was

$0.2 million

$13.9 million

GAAP basic and diluted earnings per common share were break-even for the

versus

GAAP results during the third quarter of 2015 were negatively impacted by an increase of $5.9 million, or approximately $0.06 diluted earnings per common share, in amortization associated with acquired intangible assets from our recent acquisitions, as compared to the prior year period.

Reconciliations of total operating revenues to non-GAAP total operating revenues, net income to non-GAAP net income, diluted earnings per share to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and net income to adjusted EBITDA, respectively, are provided in the tables immediately following the consolidated financial statements of cash flows. Additional information about the Company's non-GAAP financial measures can be found under the caption “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

non-GAAP financial results for the

Non-GAAP total operating

came in at

versus

$146.8 million

Non-GAAP net income

$7.9 million

$16.6 million

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

of non-GAAP total operating revenues

$32.0 million

The following table shows the Company's quarterly key business metrics for each of the last

seven calendar quarters

. Please refer to the Company's latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a description of the key business metrics described:

(In millions)

Number of cash transfers

Number of tax refunds processed

Number of active cards at quarter end

Gross dollar volume

Purchase volume

Green Dot Interim CFO Mark Shifke stated, “As we incorporate our Q3 results with trends through October, we expect to finish the full year slightly below our previous non-GAAP total operating revenue guidance range. Meanwhile, our adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP EPS continue to track within the ranges we provided at the beginning of the year despite the strong headwinds presented by lower revenues due to the MoneyPak discontinuation and higher Walmart commissions. While it is premature to formally guide 2016, we expect to enter the year at a lower year-over-year revenue run rate on our legacy business given the need to lap the full effects of MoneyPak-related declines. Consequently, we expect to have about a 5% revenue headwind going into the year. So, while we believe that the breadth and scale of our new, organic initiatives beginning in Q1 can enable us to generate incremental revenue over the course of next year, we are not expecting very much absolute revenue growth, if any at all, in the aggregate, because we first need enough growth to make up for that headwind. The expected revenue ramp over the course of 2016 should position us well heading into 2017. In terms of capital management, we intend to execute additional share repurchases next year, and we continue to aggressively look for accretive acquisitions.”

Updated Outlook for 2015

Non-GAAP Total Operating Revenues

Green Dot now expects full-year non-GAAP total operating revenues to come in slightly below $700 million, which is the low end of its previous guidance range.

The Company now expects its adjusted EBITDA

for the full year to finish near the low end of the previous range of $150-$160 million.

Green Dot now expects its non-GAAP EPS

for the full year to finish near the midpoint of the range of $1.24-$1.35, which assumes depreciation and amortization of property and equipment of $39 million, an effective tax rate of 37.5% and non-GAAP diluted weighted-average shares issued and outstanding of 53.5 million.

Green Dot's outlook is based on a number of assumptions that Green Dot believes are reasonable at the time of this earnings release. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in Green Dot's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reconciliations of forward-looking guidance for these non-GAAP financial measures to their respective, most directly comparable projected GAAP financial measures are provided in the tables immediately following the reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss

third quarter 2015

financial results today at 5:00 p.m. ET. In addition to the conference call, there will be a webcast presentation of accompanying slides accessible on the Company's investor relations website. Hosting the call will be Steve Streit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 348-8307, or for international callers (412) 902-4242. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176, or for international callers (858) 384-5517, and entering the conference ID 10073354. The replay will be available through Thursday, November 12, 2015. The call will be webcast live from the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.greendot.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, among other things, statements regarding the Company's guidance for 2015 and preliminary expectations for 2016 contained under "Updated Outlook for 2015" or in the quotes of its executive officers and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements contained in this earnings release, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected include, among other things, the impact of the Company’s supply chain management efforts on its revenue growth, the timing and impact of revenue growth activities, the Company's dependence on revenues derived from Walmart and three other retail distributors, impact of competition, the Company's reliance on retail distributors for the promotion of its products and services, demand for the Company's new and existing products and services, continued and improving returns from the Company's investments in new growth initiatives, potential difficulties in integrating operations of acquired entities and acquired technologies, the Company's ability to operate in a highly regulated environment, changes to existing laws or regulations affecting the Company's operating methods or economics, the Company's reliance on third-party vendors, changes in credit card association or other network rules or standards, changes in card association and debit network fees or products or interchange rates, instances of fraud developments in the prepaid financial services industry that impact prepaid debit card usage generally, business interruption or systems failure, and the Company's involvement litigation or investigations.

These and other risks are discussed in greater detail in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including...


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