Total revenue of $410.0 million declined slightly on a reported basis and was flat on a constant currency basis as compared to second quarter 2016.
Money transfer revenue reflects continued growth around the world offset by softness in the U.S. to U.S. market, along with geopolitical issues in Africa. Second quarter money transfer revenue was $356.9 million, representing a decrease of 4% on a reported basis and a decrease of 3% on a constant currency basis as compared to prior year.
Digital money transfer revenue grew 10% on a reported basis over the prior year driven by strong growth in moneygram.com. Digital represented 15% of total money transfer revenue.
Investment revenue increased $14.5 million versus last year primarily related to the redemption of a legacy portfolio investment.
Operating income was $19.8 million, an increase of 22%.
Net income was $6.2 million, an increase of $3.1 million as compared to second quarter 2016. EBITDA was $51.7 million, an increase of 3% as compared to the year-ago period. Both Net income and EBITDA were impacted by $5.7 million of merger-related costs.
Adjusted EBITDA was $70.4 million, a 19% increase on a constant currency basis.
Adjusted Free Cash Flow was $27.4 million, an increase of $6.2 million from the prior year.
Income tax expense was $2.4 million, representing a 28% tax rate.
Diluted earnings per share was $0.09 compared to $0.05 last year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.27 compared to $0.15 last year.
"We are excited about our pending transaction with Ant Financial which will strengthen MoneyGram's business, increase U.S. jobs, promote financial inclusion by helping more customers access innovative, secure and reliable financial connections, and deliver value to all of our stakeholders," said Alex Holmes, MoneyGram's chief executive officer. "We continue to work with the CFIUS committee and various other regulatory agencies and remain focused on closing the transaction by the end of this year."
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Non-GAAP Measures In addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP, this news release and related tables include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including a presentation of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, including agent signing bonus amortization), Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA adjusted for certain significant items), Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Free Cash Flow (Adjusted EBITDA less cash interest, cash taxes, cash payments related to an IRS tax matter, and cash payments for capital expenditures and agent signing bonuses), constant currency measures (which assume that amounts denominated in foreign currencies are translated to the U.S. dollar at rates consistent with those in the prior year), adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted net income. In addition, we present adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margin for our two reporting segments. The following tables include a full reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the related GAAP financial measures.
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About MoneyGram International MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.
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(1) Includes common stock equivalents of 8.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The following weighted-average potential common shares are excluded from diluted earnings (loss) per common share as their effect is anti-dilutive. All potential common shares are anti-dilutive in periods of net loss available to common stockholders.