Payment Data Systems Announces Transaction Processing Volumes for the Second Quarter of 2016

SAN ANTONIO, July 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, announced today transaction processing volumes for the second quarter of 2016.

Processing Results

Second quarter 2016 credit card processing volumes were the fourth highest in company history, with the number of transactions processed up 4% over the second quarter of 2015. Credit card dollars processed during the second quarter of 2016 decreased 4% compared to the same time period in 2015.

Electronic check transaction (ACH) volumes during the second quarter of 2016 were down 17% over the same time period in 2015. Returned check transactions processed during second quarter of 2016 were down 31% compared to the second quarter of 2015 but were somewhat offset by increasing adoption of the higher margin e-check verification service.

Total dollars processed for the second quarter of 2016 exceeded $683.4 million.

Management Commentary

“Our total transactions and dollars processed were down versus the second quarter of last year due to lower activity within our current customer base,” said Louis Hoch, President and COO. “We are taking aggressive measures to remedy the lower activity. One of those steps is to add more processing capability. We believe that our recently announced expanded ACH network capacity will both increase traffic from existing merchants as well as help us to attract new clients to our platform. This reinforces our commitment to execute on the organic growth strategies that we previously announced — expanding our ACH, credit card and prepaid card customer base. We expect to release further announcements on our progress in our growth areas in the near future.”

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and service to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in New York, New York; and Los Angeles, California.

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