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Nuvei Thrives with Financial Growth and Prepares for Advent International Acquisition

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Leo Gonzalez

May 7, 2024 - 21:23 pm

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Nuvei Announces Robust Financial Growth and Forthcoming Acquisition by Advent International

MONTREAL, May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuvei Corporation ("Nuvei" or the "Company"), a prominent Canadian fintech entity, disclosed its financial outcomes for the quarter concluding March 31, 2024. Their in-depth financial report is also accessible through a shareholder letter found on the company's investor relations webpage under "Events and presentations" and "Financial information" sections. Nuvei, which reports its financial performance in U.S. dollars compatible with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), has announced notable increments in total volume and revenue, alongside a marked improvement in net loss.

Strong Financial Performance Marks Nuvei's Q1 Presence

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

  • Total processing volume soared by 42% to a staggering $60.1 billion, up from $42.4 billion in the previous year; specifically, organic total volume growth at a constant currency was pegged at 18%, scaling to $50.0 billion from the previous year's $42.4 billion figure.
  • Collecting revenue of $335.1 million, the company marked a 31% elevation from the $256.5 million recorded earlier.
  • Net loss improved significantly by 42% or $3.5 million to $4.8 million, in comparison to the $8.3 million reported previously.
  • Adjusted EBITDA noted a rise of 19%, reaching $114.9 million, climbing from $96.3 million, whereas adjusted net income witnessed a slight decrease of 3% to $62.5 million from $64.5 million.
  • The company declared cash dividends amounting to a total of $14.1 million.

The detailed financial data reveals a substantial augmentation in the company's health, with pivotal metrics heading in a favorable direction.

Revenue by Channel: Diversified Growth

Revenue distribution via the company’s three prominent sales channels exhibited meaningful growth across the board. The most prominent increase was within the Global commerce channel, which observed a 13% increase on a pro forma basis. This trajectory was mirrored by the B2B, government, and ISV channels, accruing a percentage increase of 16%. The SMB revenues showed a modest uptick of 1%.

Geography-Based Revenue Insights

From a geographical standpoint, revenue across all regions elevates. Specifically, Nuvei recorded substantial revenue increments in North America (42%), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (10%), Latin America (43%), and Asia Pacific (823%).

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Nuvei's Future With Advent International

In a substantial move, Nuvei entered a definitive arrangement agreement on April 1, 2024, to transition into a privately held company under the stewardship of Advent International ("Advent"). This transaction values the company at an enterprise value of approximately $6.3 billion. Advent will acquire all issued and outstanding shares not classified as Rollover Shares for a price of $34.00 per share in cash.

Cash Dividend Declaration

Complementing the striking fiscal growth tale, Nuvei's Board of Directors authorized a cash dividend of $0.10 per share. This dividend distribution, estimated at approximately $14 million, will be paid out from the company's standing cash reserves.

Operational Highlights

The company had suspended its earnings conference calls and the practice of providing financial outlook, withdrawing its financial outlook for the year ending December 31, 2024, including medium and long-term targets due to the proposed take-private with Advent.

Investment in a Dynamic Company

Nuvei stands as a rapidly expanding Canadian fintech company, fostering clients' businesses globally. Positioned at the cutting edge of payment technology, Nuvei provides an expansive suite of services, from next-gen payments to comprehensive card issuing and banking facilities, risk management to fraud prevention, and more.

Continually innovating, Nuvei connects businesses to customers across 200 markets with local acquiring capabilities in 50 markets, supporting 150 currencies and over 700 alternative payment methods. This is achieved through one integration, emphasizing ease of use even as the company scales across various platforms.

For a more comprehensive understanding of Nuvei's financial health and prospects, detailed financial tables are available in the press release, offering insights into revenue performance, expenses, and overall cash flow.

About Advent International

Advent International is among the globe's largest and most experienced private equity investors. Their sector focus on payments makes them an ideal investor for Nuvei, bringing both capital and industry expertise.

Moving Forward

As Nuvei looks ahead, it prepares to transition into private ownership and scale new heights in the fintech industry, building on its successful growth story and leveraging the support of its new equity partners.

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