TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Davis + Henderson Corporation (TSX: DH) ("D+H" or "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per common share payable on December 31, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 29, 2013. The dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian income tax purposes.
D+H is a leading provider of secure and reliable technology solutions to North American financial institutions with a reputation for being a trusted partner that helps clients build deeper, more profitable relationships with their customers based on rich industry and market insight, and consumer knowledge. Banks and credit unions across North America rely on D+H to deliver solutions across three broad service areas: Banking and Lending Technology, Lending Processing Solutions, and Payments Solutions. Our integrated, compliant technology solutions enable clients to grow, compete, and optimize their operations, while our forward looking approach helps them stay ahead of the market and anticipate changing consumer needs.
The acquisition of HFS, and its complementary product suite, will enhance D+H's position as a North American FinTech provider, increase our current client base to approximately 6,200 banks and credit unions, expand our capabilities as a leader in lending and compliance solutions, core banking technology solutions and channel solutions, create significant cross-selling and revenue synergies, improve diversification and provide further support for our growth strategies.
In 2012, D+H rose to 35th on the FinTech 100, a ranking of the top technology providers to the global financial services industry, and is ranked 24th on the 2013 Branham 300, a listing of the top Canadian ICT companies.
Davis + Henderson Corporation is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DH. Further information can be found at www.dhltd.com and in the disclosure documents filed by Davis + Henderson Corporation with the securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com.
Caution Concerning Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). Statements concerning D+H's objectives, goals, strategies, intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations and estimates, and the business, operations, financial performance and condition of D+H are forward-looking statements. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend", "may", "will", "would" and similar expressions and the negative of such expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are subject to important assumptions, including the following specific assumptions: the ability of D+H to meet its "Revenues", "Adjusted revenues" "EBITDA", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Adjusted net income" targets (see Non-IFRS Financial Measures for a more complete description of the terms Adjusted revenues, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income); general industry and economic conditions; changes in D+H's relationship with its customers and suppliers; pricing pressures and other competitive factors; the anticipated effect of acquisitions on the financial performance of D+H; D+H's belief that there exists a growing market for the replacement of legacy core processing systems; and the ability of D+H to achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition of HFS, including: (i) D+H's ability to enhance its presence in the United States FinTech market, (ii) the diversification of D+H's business in terms of service offerings, clients and geographic focus as a result of the acquisition, (iii) the broadening of D+H's sources of long-term recurring revenues following the acquisition closing; (iv) the benefits of the Acquisition for D+H from a margin, accretion and cash flow perspective (each of which may be impacted by final financing arrangements, the realization and timing of any potential synergies and the operating performance of D+H and HFS); (v) D+H's ability to successfully integrate HFS with D+H's existing business; and (vi) D+H's expectations regarding enhanced revenue generation through cross-selling opportunities.
D+H has also made certain macroeconomic and general industry assumptions in the preparation of such forward-looking statements. While D+H considers these factors and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, there can be no assurance that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause D+H's actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in its industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Risks related to forward-looking statements include, among other things, challenges presented by declines in the use of personal and business cheques; the Company's dependence on a limited number of large financial institution customers and dependence on their acceptance of new programs; strategic initiatives being undertaken to meet the Company's financial objective; stability and growth in the real estate, mortgage and lending markets; increased pricing pressures and increased competition which could lead to loss of contracts or reduced margins; changes in the U.S. banking and financial services industry and demand for HFS's products and services; as well as general market conditions, including economic and interest rate dynamics. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The documents incorporated by reference herein also identify additional factors that could affect the operating results and performance of the Company. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and D+H does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change except as required by applicable securities laws.
All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company.
SOURCE: Davis + Henderson Corporation
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