Acxiom® Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM) announced financial results for its second quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue from continuing operations was $277 million, down 3 percent compared to $286 million for the second quarter last year. Income from continuing operations increased 12 percent to $30 million in the current quarter, compared to $27 million in the prior year. Marketing and data services segment revenue was roughly flat at $194 million, compared to $196 million; U.S. marketing and data services revenue was up 2 percent to $166 million, compared to $162 million. IT infrastructure management segment revenue decreased 5 percent to $70 million in the current quarter compared to $74 million.
Earnings per diluted share attributable to Acxiom stockholders were up 40 percent in the current quarter to $0.21, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.15. Diluted earnings per share increased 11 percent as compared to $0.19 in the prior year, excluding unusual items.
Operating cash flow was $176 million for the trailing twelve months, compared to $197 million for the comparable period a year ago. Free cash flow to equity increased 68 percent to $159 million for the trailing twelve months, compared to $95 million for the comparable period. Free cash flow to equity for the trailing twelve months included $73 million in proceeds from the sale of the company’s background screening business. Free cash flow available to equity is a non-GAAP financial measure.
Source: Acxiom Press Release