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Verifone Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2011

Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions, today announced financial results for the three months ended January 31, 2011 ("Q1 FY11"). March 01, 2011 San Jose, CA

Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions, today announced financial results for the three months ended January 31, 2011 ("Q1 FY11").

Net revenues for Q1 FY11 were $284 million, compared to $276 million in the previous quarter and $223 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 ("Q1 FY10"), a 27% year-over-year increase. Services revenue grew by nearly 65% year-over-year and exceeded 20% of total net revenues in Q1 FY11.

Non-GAAP gross margins were 41% for Q1 FY11, compared to 40% in the prior quarter and 39% in Q1 FY10. GAAP gross margins for the latest quarter were 39% compared to 38% in the prior quarter and 37% in Q1 FY10.

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share for Q1 FY11 was $0.43, compared to $0.40 in the prior quarter and $0.26 for Q1 FY10, a 65% year-over-year increase. GAAP net income per diluted share for the latest quarter was $0.35, compared to $0.55 in the prior quarter and $0.12 in the year-earlier period.

"Verifone posted a remarkable first quarter with record revenue, accelerating growth rates, and expanding margins," said Douglas G. Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer. "Every region grew by a double digit percentage, and our transformational service initiatives made significant advances in the quarter. We are excited about our prospects for 2011 and beyond," Bergeron added. "We find ourselves at the epicenter of the mobile payments revolution and the key enabler of the integration of new payment methods with the world's existing payment infrastructure."

Highlights Since Last Earnings Release

Verifone and Gemalto N.V., which announced a strategic partnership in October 2010, completed the transfer of Gemalto's point-of-sale ("POS") solutions business to Verifone effective December 31, 2010. The companies also have discussed plans for joint introduction of EMV chip and PIN solutions for the U.S. market.

Verifone announced PAYware Mobile Enterprise, a secure mobile card acceptance solution and services that large retailers can integrate with in-store POS infrastructure to enable mobile payment acceptance and other applications such as line-busting, inventory management and out-of-store delivery and service calls. PAYware Mobile Enterprise provides secure PIN debit support, a bar code scanner and NFC contactless and EMV smart card acceptance. Verifone also announced that Elavon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and a leading global payments provider, will market and support the PAYware Mobile version for small merchants.

Verifone announced several important achievements for its VeriShield Total Protect end-to-end encryption solution, the de facto industry standard for protecting cardholder information and reducing risk. Chase Paymentech incorporated VeriShield as a component of its newly launched Safetech Fraud and Security Solutions. CardNET, the largest card transaction processor in the Dominican Republic, became the first customer in the Latin America and Caribbean region for VeriShield Total Protect secured by RSA. And BevMo!, a leading western U.S. beverages retailer, implemented VeriShield to secure customer payments and significantly reduce scope of PCI audits. During the quarter, Verifone doubled to 30 the number of national retailers committed to VeriShield Total Protect.

Verifone announced that its taxi card payment and digital media solution was fully approved for most taxi models by the London licensing authority. Verifone's system integrates with taxi meters and will support real-time media and provide advertisers with a new, highly targeted channel.

Guidance - Second Quarter 2011 and Full Year

Verifone is raising revenue and earnings guidance for the second quarter ending April 30, 2011. The company expects to report net revenues in the range of $280 million to $284 million and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the range of $0.42 to $0.43.

Verifone is also raising revenue and earnings guidance for the full fiscal year 2011. The company expects to report FY11 net revenues in the range of $1,150 million to $1,160 million and non-GAAP net income per diluted share in the range of $1.75 to $1.80, excluding any impact from the Hypercom acquisition.

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of Verifone Systems, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: whether the proposed transactions described herein can be completed in a timely manner and whether the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction can be achieved, our assumptions, judgments and estimates regarding the impact on our business of the continued uncertainty in the global economic environment and financial markets, our ability to identify and complete acquisitions and strategic investments and successfully integrate them into our business, whether the expected benefits of our business initiatives are achieved, our ability to protect against fraud, the status of our relationship with and condition of third parties such as our contract manufacturers and key suppliers upon whom we rely in the conduct of our business, our dependence on a limited number of customers, uncertainties related to the conduct of our business internationally, our ability to effectively hedge our exposure to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, our dependence on a limited number of key employees,short product cycles, rapidly changing technologies and maintaining competitive leadership position with respect to our payment solution offerings. The forward-looking statements in this press release do not include the potential impact of any acquisitions or divestitures that may be announced and/or completed after the date hereof.For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Verifone is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

HYPERCOM TRANSACTION

In connection with the proposed Hypercom transaction, Verifone has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed transaction. Investors are urged to read the form S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus (and all amendments and supplements thereto) and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC because they contain important information about Verifone, Hypercom and the proposed transaction. You can obtain copies of the S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus, as well as Verifone's other filings, free of charge at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, you may obtain documents filed with the SEC by Verifone free of charge by visiting our website (www.verifone.com) or by directing a request in writing to: Verifone, Attention: Investor Relations, 2099 Gateway Place, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95110, by phone to (408) 232-7979 or by e-mail to ir@verifone.com. You may obtain documents filed with the SEC by Hypercom free of charge at Hypercom's website (www.hypercom.com) or by directing a request in writing to Hypercom Corporation, Attention: Investor Relations, 8888 East Raintree Drive, Suite 300, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260, by phone to (480) 642-5000, or by e-mail to stsujita@hypercom.com.

About Verifone Systems, Inc. (www.verifone.com)

Verifone Systems, Inc. ("Verifone") (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. Verifone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. Verifone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

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http://ir.verifone.com

FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release and its attachments include several non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net revenues; non-GAAP cost of net revenues; non-GAAP gross profit; non-GAAP operating expenses; non-GAAP operating income; non-GAAP interest expense; non-GAAP interest income; non-GAAP other income (expense); non-GAAP income before income taxes; non-GAAP provision for income taxes, non-GAAP net income; non-GAAP net income per share as well as these non-GAAP financial measures as a percentage of net revenues. In order to assist investors, this press release provides consolidated statement of operations information on a non-GAAP basis, reflecting the adjustments made in the non-GAAP measures listed above.

Reconciliations for the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release are provided at the end of this press release.

Management uses non-GAAP financial measures only in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures help it to evaluate Verifone's performance and to compare Verifone's current results with those for prior periods as well as with the results of peer companies. Verifone's competitors may, due to differences in capital structure and investment history, record certain income and expense items, including interest, tax, depreciation, amortization, and other non-cash expenses, that differ significantly from Verifone's, in a manner that Verifone's management believes does not reflect underlying operating performance that is comparable to Verifone's. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in Verifone's budget and planning process. Management also believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is useful to investors in comparing Verifone's operating performance in any period with its performance in other periods and with the performance of other companies that represent alternative investment opportunities. These non-GAAP financial measures contain limitations and should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, disclosures made in accordance with GAAP.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and may therefore differ from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect all amounts and costs, such as employee stock-based compensation costs, cash that may be expended for future capital expenditures or contractual commitments, working capital needs, cash used to service interest or principal payments on Verifone's debt, income taxes and the related cash requirements, and restructuring charges, associated with Verifone's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Furthermore, Verifone expects to continue to incur income and expense items that are similar to those that are eliminated in the non-GAAP adjustments described herein. Management compensates for these limitations by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measures.

Note A:Acquisition Related Expenses. Verifone adjusts certain revenues and expenses that are the result of acquisitions. These adjustments include the amortization of purchased intangible assets and step-down in deferred revenue on acquisition but do not include the fair value adjustments relating to certain contracts acquired as part of an acquisition. These contracts are ones whereby third parties have yet to fulfill their contractual obligations. In addition, we adjust for the settlements of contingencies and true-up of balances established at the time of acquisition and other acquisition related charges (such as integration charges and certain interest charges). Acquisition related charges also result from events which arise from unforeseen circumstances which often occur outside of the ordinary course of business. Accordingly, Verifone analyzes the performance of its operations without regard to such expenses. In determining whether any acquisition related revenue or expense adjustment is appropriate, Verifone takes into consideration, among other things, how such adjustment would or would not aid the understanding of the performance of its operations.

Note B:Other Charges. Verifone excludes certain expenses that are the result of either unique or unplanned events which are noted below. It is difficult to estimate the amount or timing of these items in advance. Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, these expenses may limit the comparability of our on-going operations with prior and future periods. Impairment charges represent non-cash charges, such as impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, which are not reflective of the operational performance of our business. Post-restatement incremental professional services fees include those fees that are incurred for incremental procedures for preparation, review and audit of financial information prior to remediation of any deficiencies, including material weaknesses, in our internal control over financial reporting, and to assist in remediation. These incremental fees enable management to conclude that our consolidated financial statements are in accordance with GAAP. In the case of legal fees for significant litigation and gain or loss on legal settlements, these fees and gains or losses are typically recorded in or around the period in which the matter is concluded or resolved even if the subject matter of the underlying dispute may relate to multiple or different periods. As such, we believe that including these expenses would not necessarily reflect the underlying performance of our business for the periods in which they are incurred. Restructuring charges and gain on extinguishment of debt, which result from unforeseen circumstances and typically occur outside of the ordinary course of business, are excluded from cost of net revenues and operating expenses. In addition, we exclude non-cash interest expense recorded relating to the adoption of ASC 470-20, Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash Upon Conversion (including partial cash settlement). Although these events are reflected in our GAAP financials, excluding the effect of these transactions promotes comparability of our non-GAAP financial results with prior and future periods and best reflects our on-going operations. Foreign currency translation gains or losses related to income or expenses which are excluded in the non-GAAP financial measures are excluded from other income (expense). We believe that it is appropriate to be consistent in the treatment of the underlying transaction and related currency gains or losses. Verifone also believes providing financial information with and without the income tax effect of excluding items related to our non-GAAP financial measures, provides our management and users of the financial statements with better clarity regarding the on-going performance and future liquidity of our business. Because of these factors, we assess our operating performance with these amounts included and excluded, and by providing this information, we believe that users of our financial statements are better able to understand the financial results of what we consider to be our continuing operations.

Note C:Stock-Based Compensation Related Items. Our non-GAAP financial measures eliminate the effect of expense for stock-based compensation because they are non-cash expenses that management believes are not reflective of ongoing operating results. In particular, because of varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions and the variety of award types which affect the calculations of stock-based compensation, we believe that the exclusion of stock-based compensation allows for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies. Stock-based compensation is very different from other forms of compensation. A cash salary or bonus has a fixed and unvarying cash cost. In contrast the expense associated with an award of an option is unrelated to the amount of compensation ultimately received by the employee; and the cost to the company is based on valuation methodology and underlying assumptions that may vary over time and does not reflect any cash expenditure by the company. Furthermore, the expense associated with granting an employee an option is spread over multiple years and may be reversed based on forfeitures which may differ from our original assumptions unlike cash compensation expense which is typically recorded contemporaneously with the time of award or payment.

Note D:Non-GAAP Net Income per Share Items. Verifone provides basic and diluted non-GAAP net income per share. The basic non-GAAP net income per share amount was calculated based on our non-GAAP net income and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the reporting period. The diluted non-GAAP net income per share included additional dilution from potential issuance of common stock, except when such issuances would be anti-dilutive.

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