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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2006
Commission File Number: 0-26802
CheckFree Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware   58-2360335
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
4411 East Jones Bridge Road
Norcross, Georgia 30092

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(678) 375-3000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
     
Title of Each Class   Name of Exchange on Which Registered
     
Common Stock, $.01 par value   Nasdaq Global Select Market
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights   Nasdaq Global Select Market
     Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.
     Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes þ      No o
     Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o      No þ
     Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to the filing requirements for at least the past 90 days. Yes þ      No o
     Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer þ           Accelerated filer o            Non-accelerated filer o
     Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o      No þ
     The aggregate market value of our common stock held by our non-affiliates was approximately $3,908,896,831 on December 31, 2005.
     There were 88,951,616 shares of our common stock outstanding on September 6, 2006.
Documents Incorporated By Reference
     Portions of our Proxy Statement for the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders are incorporated by reference in Part III.
 
 

 


 

Table of Contents
             
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  Part I        
  Business     3  
  Risk Factors     13  
  Unresolved Staff Comments     22  
  Properties     22  
  Legal Proceedings     23  
  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     23  
 
  Part II        
  Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities     24  
  Selected Financial Data     26  
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     28  
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk     61  
  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data     62  
  Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure     103  
  Controls and Procedures     103  
  Other Information     103  
 
  Part III        
  Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant     104  
  Executive Compensation     104  
  Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters     104  
  Certain Relationships and Related Transactions     104  
  Principal Accountant Fees and Services     104  
 
  Part IV        
  Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules     105  
 
  Signatures     112  
 EX-21 SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY
 EX-23 CONSENT OF DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
 EX-24 POWER OF ATTORNEY
 EX-31.(A) SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION OF CEO
 EX-31.(B) SECTION 302 CERTIFICATION OF CFO
 EX-32.(A) SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION OF CEO
 EX-32.(B) SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION OF CFO

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Part I
Item 1. Business.
     All references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “CheckFree” or the “Company” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K mean CheckFree Corporation and all entities owned or controlled by CheckFree Corporation, except where it is made clear that the term means only the parent company.
     We own many trademarks and service marks. This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains trade dress, trade names and trademarks of other companies. Use or display of other parties’ trademarks, trade dress or trade names is not intended to, and does not, imply a relationship with the trademark or trade dress owner.
Overview
     CheckFree was founded in 1981 as an electronic payment processing company and has become a leading provider of financial electronic commerce products and services. Our current business was developed through the expansion of our core electronic payments business and the acquisition of companies operating in similar or complementary businesses.
     Through our Electronic Commerce Division, we enable consumers to receive and pay bills. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we processed more than 1.1 billion payment transactions and delivered nearly 185 million electronic bills (“e-bills”). For the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we processed approximately 302 million payment transactions and delivered 50 million e-bills. The number of transactions we process each year continues to grow. For the year ended June 30, 2006, growth in the number of transactions processed exceeded 25%. The Electronic Commerce Division accounted for approximately 75% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues. On October 31, 2005, we purchased substantially all of the assets of Aphelion, Inc. (“Aphelion”), a provider of health club management software and services. The addition of Aphelion expands the number of clubs that we serve, strengthens our presence in the mid-size and independent club markets, and brings us prospective electronic funds transfer customers. On January 1, 2006, we acquired PhoneCharge, Inc. (“PhoneCharge”), now known as CheckFree PhonePay Services, Inc., a provider of telephone and Internet-based bill payment services for billers. The addition of PhoneCharge expands the number of billers we serve and provides us with telephone bill payment products and services that we can sell to our current biller clients.
     Through our Investment Services Division, we provide a range of portfolio management services to financial institutions, including broker dealers, money managers and investment advisors. As of June 30, 2006, our clients used the CheckFree APLSM portfolio accounting system (“CheckFree APL”) to manage nearly 2.3 million portfolios. The Investment Services Division accounted for approximately 12% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues. On September 2, 2005, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Integrated Decision Systems, Inc. (“IDS”), a provider of enterprise portfolio management solutions to the financial services industry. This acquisition provides us with additional technology, including new brokerage high performance reporting tools, and extends our investment management client base.
     Our Software Division provides financial software, maintenance, support and professional services under five product lines – bank payments, operational risk management, transaction process management, compliance and electronic billing – to large financial service providers and other companies across a range of industries. The Software Division accounted for approximately 13% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues.

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Electronic Commerce Division
     Introduction. The Electronic Commerce Division enables consumers to pay bills through a variety of methods and to receive bills electronically. Our products and services enable consumers to:
    receive and pay bills over the Internet; and
 
    pay billers directly through biller-direct sites, by telephone or through our walk-in retail agent network.
     Consumers using our services access CheckFree’s system primarily through consumer service providers (“CSPs”), billers and retail agents. CSPs are organizations, such as banks, brokerage firms, Internet portals and content sites, Internet-based banks, Internet financial sites, and personal financial management software providers. Consumers can also access our system through CheckFree hosted biller direct sites, www.mycheckfree.com, a network of retail agents for walk-in bill payments, or by phone on hosted interactive voice response applications.
     Industry Background. In 2005, 17.2 billion consumer bills were sent and 18.1% of those were delivered online, according to Tower Group. On average, the cost to a biller of submitting a paper bill, including printing, postage and billing inserts, is $1.25 per bill, according to a Tower Group study. In contrast, electronic bills reduce that cost by over half. Today, approximately 60% of major billers present electronic bills in one fashion or another, and an additional 30% of major billers have firm plans to do so, according to the same Tower Group study.
     According to Tower Group and the Federal Reserve, an estimated 33.5 billion paper checks were written in the United States in 2005, down from about 41.9 billion in 2000. The use of checks for bill payment imposes significant costs on financial services organizations, businesses and their customers. These costs include the writing, mailing, recording and processing of checks. The majority of today’s consumer bill payments are completed using traditional paper-based methods. According to Tower Group, of an estimated 21.3 billion consumer bill payments that occurred in 2005, 65.1% were paid by paper check, 26% were paid by electronic means and the remainder were paid by other means (cash, payroll deduction, money order, etc.). By comparison, in 2004, consumers used checks to pay 68.2% of bills, and paid their bills electronically 22.7% of the time. Many financial services organizations and businesses have invested in the infrastructure for recording, reporting and executing electronic transactions. We believe the broad impact of the Internet, the relatively high cost of producing, printing and mailing a paper bill and the cost to financial services organizations, businesses and customers of processing paper checks will continue the trend toward increased usage of electronic methods to execute financial transactions.
     Products and Services. We provide a variety of products that allow consumers to receive and pay bills. CSPs can offer our services to customers either through a hosted application, known as CheckFree WebSM, or through various protocols that link online banking applications to our Genesis billing and payment engine. Through our CSPs, we support both Microsoft’s Money and Quicken® for electronic bill payment. In addition, we offer a small business-based version of CheckFree Web optimized for business users, CheckFree Web for Small BusinessSM. All products feature the ability to “pay anyone, anytime, anywhere” and most products feature the ability to receive hundreds of different bills electronically. The most recent version of CheckFree Web was made available in April 2006. Recent enhancements to CheckFree Web include increased processing capabilities that have greatly increased the number of payments that can be processed within one business day.
    Electronic Billing or e-Bill Services. As of June 30, 2006, consumers could view 312 different e-bills through CSP websites or directly at our website. The following billers are some of our largest electronic billing customers, as determined by the number of consumers viewing and paying their e-bills: JC Penney Card Services, AT&T, Sam’s Club Credit, Macy’s, Home Depot Consumer Accounts, Lowe’s Consumer Credit Card, Sprint PCS, Verizon Corporation, Chevron and Exxon/Mobil. Actual e-bills delivered in the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2006, reached 50 million, which is an increase of 7% over the approximately 46.7 million e-bills distributed in the third quarter ended March 31, 2006, and an increase of 22% over the approximately 41 million e-bills delivered in the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2005. For the year, we delivered nearly 185 million e-bills.
    CheckFree Web. Consumers can pay anyone by accessing our service through various CSPs. We have relationships with thousands of CSPs. Some of our largest CSPs, as determined by type of CSP and number of consumers using our products, are Bank of America, PNC Bank, SunTrust Banks,

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      Wachovia Bank and U.S. Bank. Once a consumer has accessed the system, he or she can either elect to pay an electronic bill delivered by us or can instruct the system to pay any individual or company within the United States. We complete this payment request either electronically, using the Federal Reserve’s Automated Clearing House (“ACH”), or in some instances other electronic methods such as MasterCard’s RPPS service or Visa ePay, or by issuing a paper check or draft.
  -   Automated Clearing House. The Federal Reserve’s ACH is the primary batch-oriented electronic funds transfer system financial services organizations use to move funds electronically through the banking system. We access the ACH through an agreement with SunTrust Banks. Additional information on the ACH can be found at the Federal Reserve Commission’s website at www.federalreserve.gov.
 
  -   Paper Checks or Drafts. When we are unable to move the funds electronically, we issue a paper check, drawn on our trust account, or a paper draft, drawn on the consumer’s bank account.
 
  -   Payment Method Selection. Our Genesis system incorporates our patented technology that determines the preferred method of payment to balance processing costs, operational efficiencies and risk of loss. We have been able to manage our risk of loss by using this technology to adjust the mix of electronic and paper transactions in individual cases such that, overall, we have not incurred losses in excess of 0.41% of our revenues in any of the past five years.
    Walk-in Payment Services. Through our CheckFreePay subsidiary (formerly American Payment Systems, Inc. (“APS”)), we are able to offer walk-in payment services at more than 11,000 retail agent locations throughout the United States. CheckFreePay combines the agent footprint with our current electronic billing and payment infrastructure to offer billing organizations a wider number of payment processing services from a single company.
 
    Phone Payment Services. Through PhoneCharge, we are able to offer payment services to billers over an interactive voice response (“IVR”) system. This service, called CheckFree Pay-by-Phone™, allows billers to provide an additional, convenient method for their customers to pay bills, while reducing costs associated with those customers contacting their call center or using other more expensive payment methods.
 
    Other Products and Services. In addition to the above, the Electronic Commerce Division offers a credit card account balance transfer product, a credit card balance refund product, an automated recurring payments and software service, which is primarily installed at health clubs throughout the United States, and other forms of wholesale and retail payment solutions.
     Usage Metrics. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we processed more than 1.1 billion payment transactions, an increase of 25% over the previous year, and delivered nearly 185 million e-bills, which represents growth of 32% over e-bills delivered in the prior year. We also report usage based on the relationship we have with the CSP, either a “Full Service” relationship or a “Payment Services” relationship. A Full Service relationship is one with a CSP that outsources the electronic billing and payment process to us. A Payment Services relationship is one with a CSP that utilizes only a subset of our electronic billing and payment services or uses one of our other Electronic Commerce Division products. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we processed approximately 794 million transactions related to Full Service consumers and approximately 339 million transactions in the Payment Services category. This compares to approximately 592 million Full Service transactions and approximately 313 million Payment Services transactions in the year ended June 30, 2005.
     The CheckFree Advantage. We have developed numerous systems and programs to enhance our billing and payment products.
    Scalable Genesis Platform. The Genesis platform is an open infrastructure created to process e-bills and payments. The vast majority of the payment transactions are processed using our Genesis platform, enabling us to improve our economies of scale. We also operate processing platforms for

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      other aspects of our business including Health & Fitness (recurring debits for health club fees), CheckFreePay (for walk-in payments) and PhoneCharge (for IVR payments).
 
    Sigma Quality. We follow an internal Sigma quality program, which links key drivers of customer satisfaction to an internal set of metrics of system availability and payment accuracy and timeliness. The program is designed to take our quality performance to 99.9%, or 4.6 Sigma. The performance and compensation of many employees within the Electronic Commerce Division are tied to the achievement of process and system improvements that enhance customer satisfaction.
 
    Electronic Payment Rate. Electronic payments are more efficient than paper payments, less expensive to process, and result in fewer errors and customer inquiries. As of June 30, 2006, we completed 84% of our payments electronically. In addition to sending a large majority of our payments electronically, we also have established links to major billers that enable a more efficient flow of information and funds to them.
 
    Experienced Customer Care. We have approximately 900 customer care staff primarily located in facilities in Phoenix, Arizona; Dublin, Ohio; and Aurora, Illinois. The level and types of customer care services we provide vary depending upon the customer’s or CSP’s requirements. We provide both first- and second-tier support. When we provide second-tier customer support, we provide payment research and support, and the CSP handles its own inbound customer calls. To maintain our customer care standards, we employ extensive internal monitoring systems, conduct ongoing customer surveys and provide comprehensive training programs.
 
    Real-Time Payment Processing. We offer billers the option of a “real-time” payment solution, meaning that billers can receive customer payment information as soon as payments are made at one of our retail agent locations, through an IVR application, or over the Internet, assuring that unnecessary service shut-offs of customers who pay their bills at the last minute are avoided. Real-time payments also have the advantage of minimizing calls to a biller’s call center by providing the biller’s customer with the confidence that the biller has received the payment as soon as it is completed.
     Our Business Strategy. Our business strategy is to provide an expanding range of convenient, secure and cost-effective electronic commerce services and related products to financial services organizations, Internet-based information sites, businesses that generate recurring bills and statements, and their customers. We have designed our services and products to take advantage of opportunities we perceive in light of current trends and our fundamental strategy. The key elements of our business strategy are to:
    Drive increased adoption of electronic commerce services by consumers. We believe that consumers will continue to move their financial transactions from traditional paper-based to electronic methods if they have an easy-to-access, easy-to-use, secure, and cost-effective method for receiving and paying their bills electronically. To drive this transition, we make our electronic bill presentment and payment services available directly, through CSPs and through biller sites so that e-bills are available wherever consumers feel most comfortable viewing and paying them. We also price our services to our customers in such a way as to facilitate their offering electronic billing and payment to a broad array of consumers. CSPs and billers pay us mainly for the number of transactions we process, plus typically a fee based on the number of their consumers enabled to use our system. The price charged to the CSP or biller for each consumer or each transaction may vary depending on:
  -   the services provided to the consumers;
 
  -   the nature of the transactions processed; and
 
  -   the volume of consumers or transactions, or both.

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      We believe this flexibility equips our customers to provide consumers with services that will meet their needs, and that this flexibility makes it more attractive for CSPs and billers to promote our electronic billing and payment service.
 
    Continue to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. We believe that as our business grows and the number of transactions we process increases, we will be able to take advantage of operating efficiencies associated with increased volumes, thereby reducing our unit costs. Our Sigma quality program, high electronic payment rate, consolidation of platforms, the scalability of our systems and high-quality customer care centers all help us achieve greater efficiencies.
 
    Drive new forms of electronic commerce services. We intend to leverage our infrastructure and distribution channels to address the requirements of consumers and businesses in new electronic commerce applications. For example, through CheckFreePay (our walk-in bill payment business) and PhoneCharge, we now offer a more complete suite of payment services to meet the needs of consumers and billers. In addition, our core payment and processing network manages person-to-person and small business payments.
     Technology, Research and Development. Our core technology capabilities were developed to handle settlement services, merchant database services and online inquiry services on a traditional mainframe system with direct communications to businesses. We have implemented a logical, nationwide internetworking infrastructure, which networks together any number of other networks, passing transaction data among them. For example, we internetwork groups of billers, consumers, CSPs, retail agents and financial institutions to complete electronic billing and payment transactions. Consumers, businesses and financial services organizations access our electronic billing and payment transaction internetworking infrastructure through the Internet, dial-up telephone lines, privately leased lines or various types of communications networks. Our primary computing complex in Norcross, Georgia, houses a wide variety of application servers that capture transactions and route them to our back-end banking, billing and payment applications for processing. The back-end applications are run on IBM mainframes, Intel platforms and UNIX servers. We have developed databases and information files that allow accurate editing and initiation of payments to billers. These databases have been constructed over the past 25 years as a result of our transaction processing experience.
     As part of our disaster recovery systems, we utilize IBM Business Recovery Services and EMC Corporation’s remote disk mirroring technology. Using this system, we are able to recover technical infrastructure, client communications, in-flight payments and first-tier customer care within 24 hours. As part of our efforts to enhance our high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, we have begun execution of our long-term data center strategy. We plan to build up to two dedicated data centers under a series of financing and leasing arrangements. These data centers will support the Electronic Commerce Division as well as our other divisions.
     We maintain a research and development group with a long-term perspective of planning and developing new services and related products for the electronic commerce and financial application software markets. Additionally, we use independent third party software development contractors as needed.
     Sales, Marketing and Distribution. Our marketing and distribution strategy has been to create and maintain distribution alliances that maximize access to potential customers for our services. We do not, for the most part, market to, or have a direct relationship with, consumers or end-users of our products and services. We believe that these alliances enable us to offer services and related products to a larger customer base than can be reached through stand-alone marketing efforts. We seek distribution alliances with companies who have maximum penetration and leading reputations for quality with our target customers. These alliances include our relationship with CSPs, billers and value-added resellers such as Fiserv, FundsXpress, Digital Insight, PSCU Financial Services and S1 Corporation. This list of resellers is not complete and does not fully represent our customer base.
     In order to foster a better understanding of the needs of our CSPs, billers and resellers, we employ a number of relationship managers assigned to each of these specific customers. We also employ marketing personnel to facilitate joint consumer acquisition programs with each of these customer groups, and to share industry knowledge and previously developed campaigns with their marketing departments. Our alliance partners market our

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services in numerous ways, including television, radio, online and print advertising, in some cases offering bill payment services for free. Additionally, we participate in industry conferences and tradeshows, providing access to and interaction with our CSP, biller and reseller customers, as well as prospects.
     Competition. We face significant competition for all of our products. Our primary competition is the continuance of traditional paper-based methods for receiving and paying bills, on the part of both consumers and billers. In addition, the possibility of billers and CSPs, including large bank clients, continuing to use or deciding to create in-house systems to handle their own electronic billing and payment transactions remains a competitive threat.
     Metavante, a division of Marshall and Ilsley Corporation, competes with us most directly from the perspective of providing pay anyone solutions to financial services organizations. Recently, Online Resources Corp. completed the acquisition of Princeton eCom to become a more viable and larger full service competitor. A number of other companies compete with us by providing some, but not all, of the services that make up our complete e-bill and electronic pay anyone service. For example, MasterCard International provides a service that allows electronic payments to certain merchants, and Visa has recently promoted heavily its credit and debit card products as a convenient means for consumers to pay their bills. Numerous small firms provide technologies that can enable these and other companies to compete with us and we regularly monitor combinations and alliances of any of the above.
     Western Union, a division of First Data Corporation (“FDC”), and MoneyGram compete with our walk-in payment services. Each has a national network of retail and agent locations. We also compete with smaller walk-in payment providers in different regions of the United States and with billers who have created in-house systems to handle walk-in payments. BillMatrix, a recent acquisition by Fiserv, and SpeedPay, a division of FDC, are competitors with our phone payments business.
     Acquisitions. Our current business was developed through expansion of our core Electronic Commerce business and the acquisition of companies operating in similar or complementary businesses. Our major acquisitions related to the Electronic Commerce Division include Servantis Systems Holdings, Inc. in February 1996, Intuit Services Corporation in January 1997, and MSFDC, L.L.C. (“TransPoint”) in September 2000. In October 2000, we completed a strategic agreement with Bank of America, under which we acquired certain of Bank of America’s electronic billing and payment assets. We acquired APS in June 2004, Aphelion in October 2005 and PhoneCharge in January 2006.
Investment Services Division
     Introduction. The Investment Services Division provides a range of portfolio management services to help nearly 400 financial institutions, including broker dealers, money managers, investment advisors, banks and insurance companies, deliver portfolio management, performance measurement and reporting services to their clients.
     Our fee-based money manager clients are typically sponsors or managers of “wrap,” or separately managed accounts (“SMA or SMAs”), money management products, or institutional money managers, managing investments of institutions and high net worth individuals. We also support a growing number of third party vendors providing turnkey solutions.
     Investment Services’ primary product is CheckFree APLSM, a real-time portfolio management system used by 9 of the top 10 largest brokerage firms offering SMAs in the United States and 8 of the top 10 asset managers offering SMAs. As of June 30, 2006, our clients used CheckFree APL to manage nearly 2.3 million portfolios. In addition, as a result of our acquisition of IDS in September 2005, Investment Services offers CALIPER®, a software-based, high-volume performance reporting solution designed for firms with reporting needs from hundreds of thousands to millions of accounts, and GIM® (Global Investment Manager), a multi-currency software-based portfolio application.
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years. This projected growth is due primarily to the marketing of fee-based services, like SMAs by brokerage companies, and consumers’ desire to more efficiently manage the tax implications of their investments by leveraging SMAs.
     Products and Services. Our portfolio management products and services provide the following functions: multiple strategy portfolios, account opening and trading capabilities, performance measurement and reporting, decision support tools, tax lot accounting, unified managed accounts/unified managed households, straight through processing, and Depository Trust Corporation interfacing.
     In 2003, we enhanced CheckFree APL by creating a Multiple Strategy Portfolio (“MSP”) solution. This solution allows our clients to track, on a combined basis, the portfolios of their customers, even when multiple portfolios are managed by different asset managers. Further evolution of the MSP product has resulted in the unified managed account (“UMA”), and unified managed household, where investors get a holistic view of their total portfolio.
     Revenues in our portfolio management services are generated per portfolio under management through multiple year agreements that provide for monthly revenue on a volume basis. Revenue from our service bureau services and software is typically generated through, multi-year or annual agreements, software license fees, maintenance fees and professional services.
     Technology. CheckFree APL is a UNIX-based application running on IBM technology. Portfolio management services are provided primarily as a service bureau offering with the data center residing in Chicago, Illinois. Divisional headquarter is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to a dedicated private network, clients use frame relay services from several telecommunications providers to access services.
     To continue to provide the leading system for all fee-based products, CheckFree has undertaken an initiative to enhance the reliability, efficiency, business process workflow and usability of our portfolio management services. This new technology platform, called CheckFree EPLSM (Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle), is based on Microsoft.NET technology. Deployment of CheckFree EPL is expected to begin in the second half of fiscal 2007. We have contracted with Satyam Computer Services Ltd. as our development partner for CheckFree EPL.
     CALIPER is a UNIX-based software application with Oracle database storage. GIM is a UNIX-based application with a web-based front-end and Oracle database storage. Users access the CALIPER and GIM applications via Microsoft Internet Explorer using a secure HTTPS connection.
     Sales, Marketing and Distribution. We market through our direct sales force. We generate new customers through direct solicitation, user groups and advertisements. We also participate in trade shows and sponsor industry seminars for distribution alliances. APL is also resold through Turnkey Asset Management Platforms (TAMPS) and outsourcers. These third party firms contract with us and resell the service to money managers and broker dealers. We receive revenue on these accounts, but based on our tiered pricing structure, the account fees may be discounted by volume.
     Competition. Investment Services competes with customers building their own internal portfolio accounting systems and with providers of portfolio accounting software and services, including Advent Software, DST, Vestmark and Market Street Advisors. Service bureau providers such as SunGard Portfolio Solutions and Financial Models Company, as well as smaller competitors partnering with large outsourcers, also compete in our market space. Also, TAMPS and outsourcers are marketing to our client base, so there are times when we are competing for the same client.
     Acquisitions. Our current business was developed through the acquisition of Security APL, Inc. in May 1996, and Möbius Group, Inc. in March 1999, which we referred to as our M-Solutions business. We divested the assets related to M-Solutions (M-Search, M-Watch and
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Software Division
     Our Software Division provides financial software and services, including software, maintenance, support and professional services, through five product lines. These product lines are bank payment, operational risk management, transaction process management (encompassing financial messaging and corporate actions), compliance, and electronic billing.
    Bank Payment. The Software Division provides ACH and account reconciliation software and services to banks and bank holding companies. ACH is the primary batch-oriented electronic funds transfer system financial services organizations use to move funds electronically through the banking system. More than two-thirds of the nation’s 14 billion ACH payments are processed each year through institutions using our software systems.
 
      Our ACH software is marketed under the product name PEP+ ® (Paperless Entry Processing System). PEP+ is an online, real-time system that enables the originating and receiving of payments through the ACH system. These electronic transactions are substitutes for paper checks and are typically used for recurring payments such as direct deposit payroll payments; corporate payments to contractors and vendors; debit transfers that consumers make to pay insurance premiums, mortgages, loans and other bills; and business-to-business payments. Our PEP+ reACHä product, which can be used with our PEP+ software, allows returned checks, checks at the point-of-sale, and checks sent to a lockbox to be converted to electronic payments.
 
      Our account reconciliation software is marketed under the product name CheckFree ARP/SMSä (Account Reconciliation Package/Service Management System). ARP/SMS is an online, real-time positive pay and reconcilement system. We also provide add-on positive pay modules that enable banks/financial institutions to reduce exposure to check fraud and manage electronic check conversion.
 
    Operational Risk Management (ORM). The Software Division provides software that enables organizations to reduce operational risk, improve operational efficiency and contribute to increasing profitability. Banks, bank holding companies, securities and insurance firms, corporations, and government agencies use our ORM products and services. Our ORM solutions are marketed under four distinct brands. CheckFree RECON-Plusä for Windows® and CheckFree RECON Securitiesä reconcile high volumes of complex transactions that are spread across multiple internal and external systems and include securities transaction processing, automated deposit verification, consolidated bank account reconciliation and cash mobilization, and improved cash control. CheckFree Frontier® is a multi-tier reconciliation system that operates via a Web-based architecture. In April 2005, we acquired Accurate Software, Ltd., whose Accurate NXGTM software provides a comprehensive, enterprise-wide operational control framework and system for reconciliation, exception management, workflow and business intelligence.
 
    Transaction Process Management. The Software Division provides software that enables the management, monitoring and measurement of the flow of securities and cash transactions across a local or global enterprise. Securities firms, insurance companies, custodian banks, brokerage firms and asset managers use our financial messaging and corporate actions products and services. These products are marketed under the names CheckFree TradeFlowä, CheckFree Message Brokerä, CheckFree Message Workstationä and CheckFree eVentä. CheckFree TradeFlow provides complete straight-through processing (STP) of post-trade processes. Trade order management systems, portfolio management packages and links to brokers and custodians are integrated with CheckFree TradeFlow, a 2005 SWIFTReady Gold accredited platform which serves as a comprehensive STP solution. CheckFree Message Broker is a middleware system, and CheckFree Message Workstation enables the preparation, validation, repair and review of messages in a system to monitor and manage transaction flows, including all messages related to any one particular transaction. CheckFree eVent automates the end-to-end corporate actions processes. The system automates the electronic receipt of notifications and provides online management facilities to manage the process from end-to-end. TradeFlow TPM 2.0ä, enables securities firms to manage transaction processing across an enterprise via a single, integrated platform.

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    Compliance. The Software Division provides solutions that enable banks, bank holding companies, securities and insurance firms, corporations, and government agencies to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations. These products support unclaimed property management and government tax-related compliance reporting. Our compliance software solutions are marketed under the names CheckFree APECSä, CheckFree IRSä, CheckFree LCRä and CheckFree RRSä.
 
    Electronic Billing. CheckFree i-Series software enables billers to create online bills and statements and distribute them to their customers for viewing and payment. Our software and outsourced application hosting services provide e-bill and e-statement creation and delivery, e-bill payment transaction management, security, tracking and history, online marketing from the biller to its customers, and customer care.
     Licenses. We generally grant non-exclusive, non-transferable perpetual licenses to use our application software. Our standard license agreements contain provisions designed to prevent disclosure and unauthorized use of our software. License fees vary according to a number of factors, including the types of software and levels of service we provide.
     Maintenance, Support and Professional Services. Maintenance includes enhancements to our software. Customers who obtain maintenance service generally retain it from year to year. To complement customer support, we also offer consulting and professional services at a separate charge.
     Sales, Marketing and Distribution. We market software products through our direct and indirect sales force. Salespersons have specific product responsibility and receive support from technical personnel as needed. We generate new customers through direct solicitations, user groups, advertisements, direct mail campaigns and strategic alliances. We also participate in trade shows and sponsor industry technology seminars for prospective customers. Existing customers are often candidates for sales of additional products or for enhancements to products they have already purchased. We also market through resellers for certain geographies and vertical markets.
     Competition. The financial services computer application software industry is highly competitive. We believe that there is at least one direct competitor for most of our software products, but no competitor competes with us in all of our software product areas.
     Our operational risk management solutions compete mainly with SmartStream and SunGard. Our bank payment and account reconciliation solutions compete on a limited basis with Troy ACH Processing and in-house solutions. Our transaction process management solutions compete mainly with SmartStream and CityNetworks for financial messaging and SmartStream, Information Mosaic, Mondas, Xcitek and Vermeg for corporate actions.
     Seasonality. We have historically experienced seasonal fluctuations in our software sales, and we expect to experience similar fluctuations in the future. Our software sales and associated license revenue have historically been affected by our sales compensation structure, which measures sales performance at our June 30 fiscal year end, which typically leads to a fourth fiscal quarter of higher software sales, and then a lower first fiscal quarter. Further, buying patterns of financial services organizations, who tend to increase their purchases of software licenses at the end of the calendar year, have also resulted in higher sales in our second fiscal quarter.
     Acquisitions. Our current business was developed through the acquisition of Servantis Systems Holdings, Inc. in February 1996, BlueGill Technologies, Inc. (which we renamed CheckFree i-Solutions) in April 2000, HelioGraph, Ltd. (“HelioGraph”) in November 2003 and Accurate Software, Ltd. in April 2005.
     For further financial information about our segments, revenue derived from foreign sales and geographic locations of our long-lived assets, please see Note 20 to our consolidated financial statements.
Government Regulation
     We perform certain services for federally-insured banks and thus we are subject to examination by such banks’ principal federal regulator pursuant to the Bank Service Company Act. As we perform these services for federal thrifts (regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision), state non-member banks (regulated by the Federal

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Deposit Insurance Corporation), state member banks (regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), and national banks (regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency), among others, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) coordinates which federal regulator performs these examinations, and the timing and frequency of the examinations. In addition, because we use the Federal Reserve’s ACH Network to process many of our transactions, we are subject to Federal Reserve Board’s rules with respect to its ACH Network.
     In conducting our business, we are also subject to various laws and regulations relating to the electronic movement of money. In 2001, the USA Patriot Act amended the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) to expand the definition of money services businesses so that it may include businesses such as ours. We submitted a request for an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) on September 9, 2002, with respect to whether FinCEN believes us to be a money services business. To date, we have not received a ruling from FinCEN. If our business is determined to be a money services business, then we will have to register with FinCEN as a money services business with the attendant regulatory obligations. Also, 47 states and the District of Columbia have legislation regulating or licensing check sellers, money transmitters or service providers to banks, and we have, where required, registered under this legislation. In addition, as are all U.S. citizens, we are subject to the regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) which prohibit transactions between U.S. citizens and either Specially Designated Nationals (“SDNs”) or targeted countries in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy objectives. The processing of a “prohibited transaction,” as such is defined by OFAC, may lead to significant civil and criminal penalties. Further, we are a “financial institution” within the meaning of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”) as implemented by the Federal Trade Commission’s Financial Privacy Rule and, as such, we must give our customers notice and the right to “opt out” of any sharing of non-public personal information (“NPPI”) between us and unaffiliated third parties. Moreover, as a service provider to banks, which are also “financial institutions” under GLB, we are likewise bound to certain restrictions under GLB with respect to third party service providers who receive NPPI from financial institutions. Finally, we are also subject to the electronic funds transfer rules embodied in Regulation E, promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve’s Regulation E implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, which was enacted in 1978. Regulation E protects consumers engaging in electronic transfers, and sets forth the basic rights, liabilities, and responsibilities of consumers who use electronic money transfer services and of financial services organizations that offer these services.
     Our walk-in bill payment service conducted through CheckFreePay and its subsidiaries is considered a money services business and as such is registered with FinCEN. In consideration of certain risks posed, the nature of the products and services, the customer base served and the size of CheckFreePay’s operations, we have established and we maintain a program to provide a system of controls and procedures reasonably designed to detect, prevent and report actual or suspected violations of the BSA, money laundering statutes, anti-terrorism statutes and other illicit activity while assuring daily adherence to the BSA. In addition, CheckFreePay currently maintains 37 state licenses to comply with the various state legislations mentioned above that regulate money transmitters, and is subject to annual audits by such states.
Intellectual Property Rights
     We regard our financial transaction services and related products as proprietary and rely on a combination of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret laws, employee and third party nondisclosure agreements, and other intellectual property protection methods to protect our services and related products. We have been issued 25 patents in the United States and abroad. The majority of these patents cover various electronic billing and/or payment innovations or aspects of our separately managed accounts services. We also have 59 pending patent applications. We own more than 60 domestic and foreign trade and service mark registrations related to products or services and have additional registrations pending.

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Employees
     As of June 30, 2006, we employed approximately 3,450 full-time employees, including approximately 630 in research and development, approximately 900 in customer care, approximately 375 in sales and marketing and approximately 1,545 in administration, financial control, corporate services, human resources and other processing and service personnel. We are not a party to any collective bargaining agreement and are not aware of any efforts to unionize our employees. We believe that our relations with our employees are good. We believe our future success and growth will depend in large measure upon our ability to attract and retain qualified management, technical, marketing, business development and sales personnel.
Available Information
     We make available free of charge on our corporate website, www.checkfreecorp.com, our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and, if applicable, amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or
15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our Code of Business Conduct, which is applicable to all of our directors, officers and associates, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, is also available at the “Corporate Governance” section of the Investor Center page of our corporate website, www.checkfreecorp.com.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
     We desire to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Many of the following important factors discussed below have been contained in our prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to the other information in this report, readers should carefully consider that the following important factors, among others, in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, our actual results and could cause our actual consolidated results of operations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 (and the individual fiscal quarters therein), and beyond, to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf.
Risks Related to Our Business
The market for our electronic commerce services is evolving and may not continue to develop or grow rapidly enough for us to sustain profitability.
     If the number of electronic commerce transactions does not continue to grow or if consumers or businesses do not continue to adopt our services, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. We believe future growth in the electronic commerce market will be driven by the cost, ease-of-use, and quality of products and services offered to consumers and businesses. In order to consistently increase and maintain our profitability, consumers and businesses must continue to adopt our services.
Our future profitability depends upon our ability to implement our strategy successfully to increase adoption of electronic billing and payment methods.
     Our future profitability will depend, in part, on our ability to implement our strategy successfully to increase adoption of electronic billing and payment methods. Our strategy includes investment of time and money during fiscal 2007 in programs designed to:
    drive consumer awareness of electronic billing and payment;
 
    encourage consumers to sign up for and use the electronic billing and payment services offered by our distribution partners;
 
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    continue to refine our infrastructure to handle seamless processing of transactions;
 
    continue to develop state-of-the-art, easy-to-use technology; and
 
    increase the number of bills we can present and pay electronically.
     If we do not successfully implement our strategy, revenue growth may be minimal, and expenditures for these programs will not be justified.
     Our investment in these programs may have a negative impact on our short-term profitability. Additionally, our failure to implement these programs successfully or to substantially increase adoption of electronic commerce billing and payment methods by consumers could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
     It is also possible that the significant amount of press connecting identity theft and online activities might inhibit the growth of consumers using the Internet, which could decrease the demand for our products or services, increase our cost of doing business or could otherwise have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Competitive pressures we face may have a material adverse effect on us.
     We face significant competition in our each of our Divisions — Electronic Commerce, Investment Services and Software. Increased competition or other competitive pressures may result in price reductions, reduced margins or loss of business, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Further, competition will persist and may increase and intensify in the future.
     In the Electronic Commerce Division, we face significant competition for all of our products. Our primary competition is the continuance of traditional paper-based methods for receiving and paying bills, on the part of both consumers and billers. In addition, the possibility of billers and CSPs, including large bank clients, continuing to use or deciding to create in-house systems to handle their own electronic billing and payment transactions remains a significant competitive threat.
     Metavante, a division of Marshall and Ilsley Corporation, competes with us most directly from the perspective of providing pay anyone solutions to financial services organizations. Recently, Online Resources Corp. completed the acquisition of Princeton eCom to become a more viable and larger full service competitor. A number of other companies compete with us by providing some, but not all, of the services that make up our complete e-bill and electronic pay anyone service. For example, MasterCard International provides a service which allows electronic payments to certain merchants, and Visa has recently promoted heavily its credit and debit card products as a convenient means for consumers to pay their bills. Numerous small firms provide technologies that can enable these and other companies to compete with us, and we regularly monitor combinations and alliances of any of the above.
     Western Union, a division of FDC, and MoneyGram compete with our walk-in payment services. Each has a national network of retail and agent locations. We also compete with smaller walk-in payment providers in different regions of the United States and with billers who have created in-house systems to handle walk-in payments. BillMatrix, a recent acquisition by Fiserv, and SpeedPay, a division of FDC, are competitors with our phone payments business.
     The markets for our Investment Services and Software products are also highly competitive. In Investment Services, our competition comes primarily from providers of portfolio accounting software and outsourced services and from in-house solutions developed by large financial institutions. In Software, our competition comes from several different market segments and geographies, including large diversified computer software and service companies and independent suppliers of software products.

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Security and privacy breaches in our electronic transactions may damage customer relations and inhibit our growth.
     Any failures in our security and privacy measures could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. We electronically transfer large sums of money and store personal information about consumers, including bank account and credit card information, social security numbers, and merchant account numbers. If we are unable to protect, or consumers perceive that we are unable to protect, the security and privacy of our electronic transactions, our growth and the growth of the electronic commerce market in general could be materially adversely affected. A security or privacy breach may:
    cause our customers to lose confidence in our services;
 
    deter consumers from using our services;
 
    harm our reputation;
 
    expose us to liability;
 
    increase our expenses from potential remediation costs; and
 
    decrease market acceptance of electronic commerce transactions.
     New trends in criminal acquisition and illegal use of personally identifiable data make maintaining the security and privacy of such data more costly and time intensive. The increased cost, along with the increased ability of organized criminal elements focusing on identity theft and identity fraud, may materially impact our reputation as a provider of secure electronic billing and payment services.
     While we believe that we utilize proven applications designed for data security and integrity to process electronic transactions, there can be no assurance that our use of these applications will be sufficient to address changing market conditions or the security and privacy concerns of existing and potential subscribers.
We rely on third parties to distribute our electronic commerce and investment services products, which may not result in widespread adoption.
     In Electronic Commerce, we rely on our contracts with financial services organizations, businesses, billers, Internet portals and other third parties to provide branding for our electronic commerce services and to market our services to their customers. Similarly, in Investment Services, we rely upon financial institutions, including broker dealers, money managers and investment advisors to market investment accounts to consumers and thereby increase portfolios on our CheckFree APL system. These contracts are an important source of the growth in demand for our electronic commerce and investment service products. If any of these third parties abandons, curtails or insufficiently increases its marketing efforts, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Consolidation in the financial services industry may adversely affect our ability to sell our electronic commerce services, investment services and software.
     Mergers, acquisitions and personnel changes at key financial services organizations have the potential to adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations. This consolidation could cause us to lose:
    current and potential customers;
 
    business opportunities, if combined financial services organizations were to determine that it is more efficient to develop in-house services similar to ours or offer our competitors’ products or services; and
 
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One customer accounts for a significant percentage of our consolidated revenues.
     We have one customer, Bank of America, that accounted for 20.3% of our total consolidated revenues ($173.7 million) for fiscal year 2006, which reflects its use of products in all three of our business segments. The majority of this revenue comes from within our Electronic Commerce Division. The loss or renegotiation of our Electronic Commerce Division contract with Bank of America or a significant decline in the number of transactions we process for it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. No other customer accounts for more than 10% of our consolidated revenues.
If we do not successfully renew or renegotiate our agreements with our customers, our business may suffer.
     Our agreements for electronic commerce services with financial services organizations generally provide for terms of two to five years. Our agreements with our portfolio management customers are generally for similar terms. If we are not able to renew or renegotiate these agreements on favorable terms as they expire, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
     The profitability of our Software Division depends, to a substantial degree, upon our software customers electing to annually renew their maintenance agreements. If a substantial number of our software customers declined to renew these agreements, our revenues and profits in this business segment would be materially adversely affected.
Our future profitability depends on a decrease in the cost of processing payment transactions.
     If we are unable to continue to decrease the cost of processing transactions, our margins could decrease, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Many factors contribute to our ability to decrease the cost of processing transactions, including our Sigma quality program, our customer care efficiency program, our processing technology optimization program, and our focus on continually increasing the number of transactions we process electronically. Our electronic rate, or percentage of transactions processed electronically, was more than 79% at the end of fiscal year 2004, and 84% at the end of fiscal years 2005 and 2006.
The transactions we process expose us to fraud and credit risks.
     Losses resulting from returned transactions, merchant fraud or erroneous transmissions could result in liability to financial services organizations, merchants or subscribers, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Although ameliorated by reversibility arrangements with many billers, the electronic and conventional paper-based transactions we process expose us to credit risks. These include risks arising from returned transactions caused by:
    insufficient funds;
 
    unauthorized use;
 
    stop payment orders;
 
    payment disputes;
 
    closed accounts;
 
    theft;
 
    frozen accounts; and
 
    fraud.
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     The attempts by both federal and state governments to combat identity fraud may impose restrictions on the financial community which make the appropriate sharing of data for fraud prevention impractical and overly burdensome. In the event of legislation, our ability to mitigate fraud costs and write-offs may be negatively impacted.
We may experience significant losses due to our reliance on agents for walk-in payment services.
     Through our contractual relationships with billers, we guarantee consumer payments made at our retail agent locations regardless of whether an agent makes timely deposits of funds collected. We could suffer significant losses if we are unable to manage and control agents making correct and timely deposits, or if we are unable to maintain a sufficient retail agent network.
We may experience breakdowns in our processing systems that could damage customer relations and expose us to liability.
     We depend heavily on the reliability of our processing systems in both our Electronic Commerce and Investment Services Divisions. A system outage or data loss could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Not only would we suffer damage to our reputation in the event of a system outage or data loss, but we may also be liable to third parties. Many of our contractual agreements with financial institutions require the payment of penalties if our systems do not meet certain operating standards. In addition, in our Electronic Commerce Division, we guarantee the delivery of payments, and any failure on our part to perform may result in late payments or penalties to third parties on behalf of subscribers to our services. In our Investment Services Division, a failure of our system could result in incorrect or mistimed stock trades that may result in third party liability. To successfully operate our business, we must be able to protect our processing and other systems from interruption, including from events that may be beyond our control. Events that could cause system interruptions include but are not limited to:
    fire;
 
    natural disaster;
 
    unauthorized entry;
 
    power loss;
 
    telecommunications failure;
 
    computer viruses;
 
    terrorist acts; and
 
    war.
     Although we have taken steps to protect against data loss and system failures, there is still risk that we may lose critical data or experience system failures. Currently, we outsource our disaster recovery operations to a third party vendor, which puts us at risk of the vendor’s unresponsiveness in the event of breakdowns in our systems. Furthermore, our property and business interruption insurance may not be adequate to compensate us for all losses or failures that may occur.
We may experience software defects, computer viruses and development delays, which could damage customer relations, decrease our potential profitability and expose us to liability.
     Our products are based on sophisticated software and computing systems that often encounter development delays, and the underlying software may contain undetected errors, viruses or defects. Defects in our software products and errors or delays in our processing of electronic transactions could result in:
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    loss of credibility with current or potential customers;
 
    harm to our reputation; or
 
    exposure to liability claims.
     In addition, we rely on technologies supplied to us by third parties that may also contain undetected errors, viruses or defects that could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Although we attempt to limit our potential liability for warranty claims through disclaimers in our software documentation and limitation-of-liability provisions in our license and customer agreements, we cannot assure you that these measures will be successful in limiting our liability.
We experience seasonal and other fluctuations in our revenues causing our operating results to fluctuate.
     We have historically experienced seasonal fluctuations in our software sales, and we expect to experience similar fluctuations in the future. Our software sales and associated license revenue have historically been affected by calendar year end, our fiscal year end, buying patterns of financial services organizations and our sales compensation structure, which measures sales performance at our June 30 fiscal year end.
     Further, in our Electronic Commerce Division, we often experience fluctuations in transaction volume and revenue on a quarterly basis. During the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced sequential quarterly transaction growth of 3%, which was lower than our expectations, resulting in our Electronic Commerce Division falling short of expected revenue and operating income. We experienced a greater-than-expected dip in transactions in April combined with transaction growth for the rest of the quarter that was not as significant as previous years, and a slowdown in consumer activity at our largest bank customer. This phenomenon was not solely bank-based, as transaction growth slowed in all payment channels — on-line, biller direct, walk-in and phone-based transactions. We are not fully certain as to all of the reasons for this lower than anticipated transaction growth and we continue to analyze consumer and payment activity.
     Seasonality and other quarterly fluctuations can impact our quarterly revenue.
If we do not respond to rapid technological change or changes in industry standards, our services could become obsolete and we could lose our customers.
     If competitors introduce new products and services embodying new technologies, or if new industry standards and practices emerge, our existing product and service offerings, proprietary technology and systems may become obsolete. Further, if we fail to adopt or develop new technologies or to adapt our products and services to emerging industry standards, we may lose current and future customers, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. The financial services industry is changing rapidly. To remain competitive, we must continue to enhance and improve the functionality and features of our products, services and technologies.
We may be unable to protect our intellectual property and technology, permitting competitors to duplicate our products and services.
     Our success and ability to compete depends, in part, upon our proprietary technology, which includes several patents for our electronic billing and payment processing system and our operating technology. We rely primarily on patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark laws to protect our technology. We also enter into confidentiality and assignment agreements with our employees, consultants and vendors, and generally control access to and distribution of our software documentation and other intellectual property. We also limit customer use of our intellectual property by entering into license agreements which limit the scope of a customer’s use of the intellectual property. We cannot assure you that these measures will provide all of the protection that we need.
     Because our means of protecting our intellectual property rights may not be adequate, it may be possible for a third party to copy, reverse engineer or otherwise obtain and use our technology without authorization. In addition, the laws of some countries in which we sell our products do not protect software and intellectual property rights to the

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same extent as the laws of the United States. Unauthorized copying, use or reverse engineering of our products could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
     A third party also could claim that our technology infringes its proprietary rights. As the number of software products in our target markets increases and the functionality of these products overlap, we believe that software developers may increasingly face infringement claims. These claims, even if without merit, can be time-consuming and expensive to defend. A third party asserting infringement claims against us in the future may require us to enter into costly royalty arrangements or litigation.
Our business could become subject to increased government regulation, which could make our business more expensive to operate.
     Our business is currently subject to numerous rules and regulations promulgated by various local, state and federal governmental entities and it is likely that this regulation, may increase or change in the future. Such increase or change could make our business more expensive to operate and our products less desirable to use. In particular, due to increased focus by the government on terrorist activities, we may see additional regulation and enforcement targeted at money laundering or making payments to certain prohibited individuals or groups. We have noticed an increased focus by the federal banking regulators, as well as OFAC, on the processing of electronic payments and this focus may shift to us, and other businesses like ours, in the future. FinCEN, the principal federal regulator charged with regulating money services businesses, continues to provide further interpretation on the meaning of “money transmission.” If those interpretations become applicable to our business, then we may be obligated to comply with significant additional regulatory obligations. Various governmental entities have become interested in further regulating the use and sharing of data and protection of the privacy of this data. This interest will likely result in increased regulation around security and privacy of personally identifiable information. It is also possible that new laws and regulations may be enacted with respect to the Internet, including taxation of electronic commerce activities. Because electronic commerce in general, and most of our products and services in particular, are so new, the effect of an increase in regulation or amendment to existing regulation is uncertain and difficult to predict. Any such changes, however, could lead to increased operating costs and reduce the convenience and functionality of our products or services, possibly resulting in reduced market acceptance..
     The Federal Reserve rules with respect to its ACH Network incorporate the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (“NACHA”) Rules which provide that we can only access the ACH Network through a bank. If the NACHA Rules, which are incorporated into the Federal Reserves rules governing its ACH Network, were to change to further restrict our access to the ACH Network or limit our ability to provide ACH transaction processing services, it could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Our walk-in payment business is subject to government regulation and any violation of such regulations could result in civil or criminal penalties or a prohibition against providing money transmitter services in particular jurisdictions.
     We conduct our walk-in payment business through CheckFreePay. CheckFreePay is licensed as a money transmitter in those states where such licensure is required. These licenses require CheckFreePay to demonstrate and maintain certain levels of net worth and liquidity and also require CheckFreePay to file periodic reports. In addition to state licensing requirements, CheckFreePay is subject to regulation in the United States by FinCEN, including anti-money laundering regulations and certain restrictions on transactions to or from certain individuals or entities. CheckFreePay has developed a program to monitor its business for compliance with regulatory requirements and has developed and implemented policies and procedures to monitor all of its transactions in order to comply with federal reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Notwithstanding these efforts, the complexity of these regulations will continue to increase our cost of doing business. In addition, any violations of law may result in civil or criminal penalties against us and our officers or the prohibition against us providing money transmitter services in particular jurisdictions.
A weak economy could have a materially adverse impact on our business.
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and marketing. In our Investment Services Division, growth depends upon individuals and companies continuing to invest in the United States equity markets.
Our quarterly operating results fluctuate and may not accurately predict our future performance.
     Our quarterly results of operations have varied significantly and probably will continue to do so in the future as a result of a variety of factors, many of which are outside our control. These factors include:
    changes in our pricing policies or those of our competitors;
 
    loss of customers due to competitors or in-house solutions;
 
    relative rates of acquisition of new customers;
 
    seasonal patterns;
 
    delays in the introduction of new or enhanced services, software and related products by us or our competitors or market acceptance of these products and services; and
 
    other changes in operating expenses, personnel and general economic conditions.
     As a result, we believe that period-to-period comparisons of our operating results are not necessarily predictive of our future results, and you should not rely on them as an indication of our future performance. In addition, our operating results in a future quarter or quarters may fall below expectations of securities analysts or investors and, as a result, the price of our common stock may fluctuate.
We have a limited history of operating profitably in the past and may experience net losses in the future.
     We have a limited history of operating profitably to date. Although we experienced operating income from continuing operations of $186.1 million and net income of $127.3 million in fiscal 2006, we could experience net losses or may not be able to sustain profitability in the future. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, we expended about $101.9 million in research and development and $87.4 million in sales and marketing. We intend to continue to make significant investments in research and development and sales and marketing. If the investment of our capital is not successful to grow our business, it will have a material adverse effect on our business and financial condition, as well as negatively impact an investment in our business, and limit our ability to pay dividends in the future to our stockholders.
Risks Related to Our Common Stock
Our common stock has been volatile since December 31, 2000.
     Since December 31, 2000, our stock price has been volatile, trading at a high of $58.25 per share and a low of $7.45 per share. The volatility in our stock price has been caused by but not limited to:
    actual or anticipated fluctuations in our operating results;
 
    actual or anticipated fluctuations in our transaction and consumer growth;
 
    announcements by us, our competitors or our customers;
 
    announcements of the introduction of new or enhanced products and services by us or our competitors;
 
    announcements of joint development efforts or corporate partnerships in the electronic commerce market;
 
    market conditions in the banking, telecommunications, technology and other emerging growth sectors;
 
    rumors relating to our competitors or us; and
 
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Availability of significant amounts of our common stock for sale in the future could adversely affect our stock price.
     The availability for future sale of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market or otherwise, or issuance of common stock upon the exercise of stock options or warrants could adversely affect the market price for our common stock. As of June 30, 2006, we had outstanding 90,867,834 shares of our common stock, of which 85,124,955 shares were held by non-affiliates. The holders of the remaining 5,736,968 shares were entitled to resell them only by a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 or an applicable exemption from registration. As of June 30, 2006, we also had:
    up to 8,922,354 shares available for issuance under our stock option and stock incentive plans, under which there are (1) outstanding options to purchase 4,208,631 shares of our common stock, of which options for 3,604,750 shares were fully vested and exercisable at an average weighted exercise price of approximately $28.96 per share, and (2) 603,881 outstanding shares of restricted stock;
 
    issued warrants to purchase 7,500,000 shares of our common stock, of which warrants for 2,500,000 shares were fully vested and exercisable at a weighted exercise price of approximately $28.86 per share;
 
    up to 670,389 shares available for issuance under our Associate Stock Purchase Plan; and
 
    up to 883,227 shares available for issuance under our 401(k) Plan.
     As of June 30, 2006, the following entities held shares or warrants to purchase shares of our common stock in the following amounts:
    Microsoft, which held 8,567,250 shares;
 
    The former members of Integrion Financial Network, L.L.C. (“Integrion”) and their assignees collectively held warrants to purchase up to 1,500,000 shares, which warrants were fully vested and exercisable;
 
    Bank One, which held warrants to purchase 1,000,000 shares, which warrants were fully vested and exercisable; and
 
    Bank of America, which held 450,000 of the vested Integrion warrants and additional warrants to purchase up to 5,000,000 shares, which warrants were not currently vested, and expire on September 30, 2010.
     Each of Bank One, Bank of America and the former members of Integrion may be entitled to registration rights under certain circumstances. If the former members of Integrion, Bank One or Bank of America, by exercising their registration rights, cause a large number of shares to be registered and sold in the public market, these sales may have an adverse effect on the market price of our common stock.
     In connection with the TransPoint acquisition, we filed a shelf registration statement on behalf of Microsoft, FDC and Citibank that allows continuous resales of the shares that each received as a result of the TransPoint acquisition. Citibank was not restricted in its ability to transfer its shares of our common stock, and we believe Citibank and FDC have sold all of the shares that they acquired as a result of this acquisition. Microsoft was limited in its ability to transfer its shares of our common stock through September 1, 2002, pursuant to stockholder agreements with us. Microsoft continues to hold its shares of our common stock but as of September 1, 2003, could sell up to the greater of 1% of our average weekly trading volume or 1% of our outstanding common stock in reliance on registration exemptions. In addition, Microsoft is permitted to a limited extent to engage in hedging transactions with respect to our common stock.
     Sales of substantial amounts of our common stock by any of the parties described above, or the perception that these sales could occur, may adversely affect prevailing market prices for our common stock.

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Anti-takeover provisions in our organizational documents and Delaware corporation law make any change in control more difficult.
     Our certificate of incorporation and by-laws contain provisions that may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control, may discourage bids at a premium over the market price of our common stock and may adversely affect the market price of our common stock and the voting and other rights of the holders of our common stock. These provisions include:
    division of our board of directors into three classes serving staggered three-year terms;
 
    removal of our directors by the stockholders only for cause upon 80% stockholder approval;
 
    prohibiting our stockholders from calling a special meeting of stockholders;
 
    ability to issue additional shares of our common stock or preferred stock without stockholder approval;
 
    prohibiting our stockholders from unilaterally amending our certificate of incorporation or by-laws except with 80% stockholder approval; and
 
    advance notice requirements for raising business or making nominations at stockholders’ meetings.
     We also have a stockholder rights plan that allows us to issue preferred stock with rights senior to those of our common stock without any further vote or action by our stockholders. The issuance of our preferred stock under the stockholder rights plan could decrease the amount of earnings and assets available for distribution to the holders of our common stock or could adversely affect the rights and powers, including voting rights, of the holders of our common stock. In some circumstances, the issuance of preferred stock could have the effect of decreasing the market price of our common stock.
     We also are subject to provisions of the Delaware corporation law that, in general, prohibit any business combination with a beneficial owner of 15% or more of our common stock for five years unless the holder’s acquisition of our stock was approved in advance by our board of directors.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.
     No such unresolved comments exist.
Item 2. Properties.
     We lease the following office facilities (square footage is approximate):
     Electronic Commerce Division:
    101,000 square feet in Phoenix, Arizona;
 
    78,000 square feet in Aurora, Illinois;
 
    43,000 square feet in Wallingford, Connecticut;
 
    43,000 square feet in Norcross, Georgia;
 
    16,000 square feet in Houston, Texas;
 
    7,000 square feet in Ansonia, Connecticut; and
 
    2,000 square feet in Shelton, Connecticut.

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     CheckFree Investment Services Division:
    56,000 square feet in Jersey City, New Jersey;
 
    21,000 square feet in Newark, New Jersey;
 
    18,000 square feet in Los Angeles, California;
 
    15,000 square feet in Chicago, Illinois;
 
    5,000 square feet in San Diego, California; and
 
    2,300 square feet in Boston, Massachusetts.
     Software Division:
    22,000 square feet in Norcross, Georgia;
 
    26,000 square feet in Owings Mills, Maryland;
 
    13,000 square feet in Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom;
 
    6,000 square feet in London, United Kingdom;
 
    1,000 square feet in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia;
 
    935 square feet in Windhof, Luxembourg; and
 
    600 square feet in Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
     Corporate:
    227,000 square feet in Norcross, Georgia; and
 
    230 square feet in Henderson, Nevada.
     We also own a 51,000-square-foot conference center in Norcross, Georgia that includes lodging, training, and fitness facilities for our customers and employees. Although we own the building, it is on land that is leased through June 30, 2015. We also own an approximately 150,000-square-foot facility in Dublin, Ohio utilized by our Electronic Commerce Division and our corporate functions.
     We believe that our facilities are adequate for current and near-term growth and that additional space is available to provide for anticipated growth.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.
     There are no material legal proceedings pending against us.
Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
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Part II
Item 5.   Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
     Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “CKFR.” The following table sets forth the high and low sales prices of our common stock for the periods indicated as reported by the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
                 
    Common Stock Price  
Fiscal Period   High     Low  
Fiscal 2005
               
First Quarter
  $ 31.95     $ 24.56  
Second Quarter
  $ 39.23     $ 27.42  
Third Quarter
  $ 42.12     $ 34.68  
Fourth Quarter
  $ 41.25     $ 32.59  
 
               
Fiscal 2006
               
First Quarter
  $ 41.60     $ 32.33  
Second Quarter
  $ 50.55     $ 34.89  
Third Quarter
  $ 55.42     $ 42.56  
Fourth Quarter
  $ 57.08     $ 44.28  
 
               
Fiscal 2007
               
First Quarter (through September 6, 2006)
  $ 50.28     $ 33.28  
     On September 6, 2006, the last reported bid price for our common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market was $35.68 per share. As of September 6, 2006, there were approximately 2,049 holders of record of our common stock. We currently anticipate that all of our future earnings will be retained for the development of our business and do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock for the foreseeable future. In addition, our current credit facility does not allow for the payment of cash dividends on our common stock. Our board of directors will determine future dividend policy based on our results of operations, financial condition, capital requirements and other circumstances. During the last 10 years, we have not paid cash dividends.
     On August 3, 2005, we announced that our board of directors had approved a stock repurchase program under which we could repurchase up to $60.0 million of our common stock through July 31, 2006. During fiscal 2006, we purchased a total of 707,732 shares at an average purchase price of $47.48 per share, or approximately $33.6 million in the aggregate. The repurchased shares were retired and cancelled immediately. As of June 30, 2006, the dollar value of shares that remained available for repurchase under this program was approximately $26.4 million. The repurchases for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2006 are reflected in the following table:

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                    (c)     (d)  
    (a)     (b)     Total Number of Shares     Approximate Dollar Value  
    Total Number     Average     Purchased as Part of     of Shares that May Yet  
    of Shares     Price Paid     Publicly Announced     Be Purchased Under the  
Period   Purchased     per Share     Plans or Programs     Plans or Programs  
4/1/2006 – 4/30/2006
    0     $       0     $ 52.8 million
5/1/2006 – 5/31/2006
    64,000     $ 49.98       64,000     $ 49.6 million
6/1/2006 – 6/30/2006 (1)
    492,195     $ 47.20       492,195     $ 26.4 million
 
                       
Total
    556,195     $ 47.48       556,195     $ 26.4 million
 
                       
 
(1)   Last repurchase date was June 16, 2006.
On August 1, 2006, we announced that our board of directors had recently approved a new, separate stock repurchase program under which CheckFree may repurchase up to $100 million in shares of its common stock through July 31, 2007.

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data.
     The following selected financial data should be read in conjunction with Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and Item 8 “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.”
                                         
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004     2003     2002  
    (In thousands, except per share data)  
Consolidated Statements of Operations:
                                       
Revenues:
                                       
Processing and servicing
                                       
Third parties
  $ 735,840     $ 627,541     $ 481,589     $ 390,944     $ 332,548  
Related parties (a)
    18,236       33,000       41,500       78,981       82,813  
 
                             
Total processing and servicing
    754,076       660,541       523,089       469,925       415,361  
License fees
    35,196       28,458       23,912       24,163       25,020  
Maintenance fees
    42,218       31,231       28,271       25,733       24,298  
Professional fees
    47,912       29,617       23,955       24,949       18,784  
 
                             
Total revenues
    879,402       749,847       599,227       544,770       483,463  
Expenses:
                                       
Cost of processing, servicing and support
    342,535       296,912       244,429       237,598       261,761  
Research and development
    101,854       80,039       64,035       50,658       53,788  
Sales and marketing
    87,418       69,106       50,783       56,146       57,173  
General and administrative
    61,948       57,486       43,724       38,091       42,784  
Depreciation and amortization
    99,530       175,719       176,430       224,297       433,508  
In-process research and development (b)
                324              
Impairment of intangible assets (c)
                      10,228       155,072  
Reorganization charge (d)
          5,585             1,405       16,365  
 
                             
Total expenses
    693,285       684,847       579,725       618,423       1,020,451  
 
                             
Income (loss) from continuing operations before other income and expenses
    186,117       65,000       19,502       (73,653 )     (536,988 )
Other:
                                       
Equity in net loss of joint venture (e)
    (3,100 )     (2,984 )     (593 )            
Interest income
    13,441       8,809       5,693       7,327       8,486  
Interest expense
    (986 )     (1,094 )     (13,164 )     (12,975 )     (12,788 )
Gain (loss) on investments (f)
          592             (3,228 )      
 
                             
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and cumulative effect of accounting change
    195,472       70,323       11,438       (82,529 )     (541,290 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    74,455       24,560       1,088       (33,156 )     (99,217 )
 
                             
Income (loss) before cumulative effect of accounting change
    121,017       45,763       10,350       (49,373 )     (442,073 )
Cumulative effect of accounting change (g)
                      (2,894 )      
 
                             
Income from continuing operations
    121,017       45,763       10,350       (52,267 )     (442,073 )
Earnings from discontinued operations before income taxes (including gain on disposal of $12,821 in FY 2006)
    14,310       1,518       292       133       1,469  
Income tax expense on discontinued operations
    (8,064 )     (480 )     (107 )     (50 )     (346 )
 
                             
Income from discontinued operations
    6,246       1,038       185       83       1,123  
 
                             
Net income (loss)
  $ 127,263     $ 46,801     $ 10,535     $ (52,184 )   $ (440,950 )
 
                             
Diluted net income (loss) per common share
  $ 1.36     $ 0.50     $ 0.11     $ (0.59 )   $ (5.04 )
Weighted average shares outstanding (h)
    93,708       92,915       91,864       88,807       87,452  
 
                                       
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data:
                                       
Working capital
  $ 382,334     $ 339,271     $ 263,813     $ 304,286     $ 201,741  
Total assets
    1,758,029       1,569,916       1,548,932       1,587,270       1,637,477  
Long-term obligations, less current portion
    28,432       25,389       25,504       176,692       176,377  
Total stockholders’ equity
    1,483,635       1,336,415       1,299,182       1,268,149       1,305,661  

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(a) During fiscal year 2002 through January 2003, all revenues generated from Bank of America are classified as related party. During fiscal years 2002 through 2004, all revenues generated from Microsoft and FDC are classified as related party. During fiscal year 2005 and 2006, only the revenues generated from Microsoft are classified as related party.
 
(b) During fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, we recorded charges related to in-process research and development that were capitalized by entities before we acquired them.
 
(c) During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, we recorded an impairment charge related to the goodwill associated with CheckFree
i-Solutions and technology assets associated with TransPoint. During fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, we recorded an impairment charge related to other intangible assets and goodwill of CheckFree i-Solutions.
 
(d) During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, we recorded a reorganization charge in order to streamline operations in our Electronic Commerce Division, refine our strategy for CheckFree i-Solutions within our Software Division, and discontinue certain product lines associated with our Investment Services Division. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, we adjusted our estimate of the total reorganization charge that was recorded in the previous fiscal year. During fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, we recorded a reorganization charge relating to the re-scoping of many positions with the intent to re-hire as quickly as possible, the elimination of some other positions and the relocation of our Electronic Billing and Payment operations from our Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to our headquarters in Norcross, Georgia.
 
(e) During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004, we entered into an agreement with Voca, Ltd. to form the joint venture OneVu located in the United Kingdom, which has incurred losses since inception.
 
(f) During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, we recorded a gain on the sale of stock. We received shares of stock from an insurance vendor that demutualized. We sold the shares shortly after we received them, and recorded the proceeds as a gain on investments. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003, we recorded losses on certain investments resulting from an other-than-temporary decline in their fair value.
 
(g) On July 1, 2002, we adopted SFAS 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.” Upon adoption, we performed a transitional impairment test and recorded an impairment charge related to the goodwill associated with CheckFree i-Solutions.
 
(h) In June 2005, we purchased a total of 891,200 shares of our own common stock at an average purchase price of $37.52 per share, or $33.5 million in the aggregate. In the year ended June 30, 2006, we purchased a total of 707,732 shares of our own common stock at an average purchase price of $47.47 per share, or $33.6 million in the aggregate. In both cases, the shares were immediately retired and cancelled.
 
The preparation of our financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Overview
     CheckFree was founded in 1981 as an electronic payment processing company and has become a leading provider of financial electronic commerce products and services. Our current business was developed through the expansion of our core electronic payments business and the acquisition of companies operating in similar or complementary businesses.
     We operate our business through three independent but inter-related divisions:
    Electronic Commerce;
 
    Investment Services; and
 
    Software.
     Through our Electronic Commerce Division, we enable consumers to receive and pay bills. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we processed more than 1.1 billion payment transactions and delivered nearly 185 million electronic bills (“e-bills”). For the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we processed approximately 302 million payment transactions and delivered 50 million e-bills. The number of transactions we process each year continues to grow. For the year ended June 30, 2006, growth in the number of transactions processed exceeded 25%. The Electronic Commerce Division accounted for approximately 75% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues.
     Through our Investment Services Division, we provide a range of portfolio management services to financial institutions, including broker dealers, money managers and investment advisors. As of June 30, 2006, our clients used the CheckFree APLSM portfolio management system (“CheckFree APL”) to manage nearly 2.3 million portfolios. The Investment Services Division accounted for approximately 12% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues.
     Through our Software Division, we provide financial software and services, including software, maintenance, support and professional services through five product lines — bank payment, operational risk management, transaction process management, compliance, and electronic billing. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we experienced revenue growth of approximately 35%, due primarily to our acquisition of Accurate Software Limited (“Accurate”) in April 2005. Refer to the Software Division description within the “Business” section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K for a further discussion of these product lines. The Software Division accounted for approximately 13% of our fiscal 2006 consolidated revenues.
Executive Summary
     Our year ended June 30, 2006 included a number of events in our results of operations as a whole:
    The expiration of our agreements with First Data Corporation (“FDC”) in August 2005 and Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) in December 2005 and the related cessation of amortization of intangible assets resulting from our September 2000 acquisition of MSFDC, L.L.C. (“TransPoint”) in September 2005;
 
    Slower than expected transaction growth in the quarter ended June 30, 2006;
 
    The negative impact on interest-based revenue of our largest bank customer migrating from a processing model that guarantees funds to our standard risk-based processing model during the quarter ended March 31, 2006;
 
    Our acquisition of PhoneCharge, Inc. (“PhoneCharge”), for $100 million in cash in January 2006;
 
    Our purchase of substantially all the assets of Integrated Data Systems, Inc. (“IDS”) for $18.0 million in cash in September 2005;
 
    Our purchase of substantially all of the assets of Aphelion, Inc. (“Aphelion”) for $18.1 million in cash in October 2005;
 
    Our prior year acquisition of Accurate in April 2005, having a full year impact on our results compared to less than three months in the prior year;

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    The divestiture of our M-Solutions business unit for $18.6 million in February 2006; and
 
    Our becoming a full tax payer during the year, having utilized substantially all of the tax credits we earned in prior years.
     Due to growth in all of our business segments, including both the positive and negative impacts of the items identified above, our consolidated revenue grew by approximately 17% during the year ended June 30, 2006. In addition, with the reduction in amortization expense from TransPoint intangible assets that fully amortized in the quarter ended September 30, 2005, we earned net income from continuing operations of $121.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, an increase of 164% over the $45.8 million earned in the previous year. Through continued efforts to improve quality and efficiency, and despite our tax payments increasing $41.0 million more than the amount we paid in fiscal year 2005 (including the tax on the gain on our sale of M-Solutions), we generated nearly $171 million of free cash flow for the year ended June 30, 2006, compared to $172 million in the previous year. This free cash flow, combined with cash, cash equivalents, and investments totaling $361.1 million as of June 30, 2005, allowed us to acquire PhoneCharge and substantially all of the assets of both IDS and Aphelion, and to repurchase over 700,000 shares of our common stock for $33.6 million during the year ended June 30, 2006. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, exclusive of the net change in settlement accounts, less capital expenditures, plus data center reimbursements. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” for further discussion of this measure.
     As we entered fiscal year 2006, we prepared for the expiration of our five-year agreements with Microsoft and FDC, resulting from our acquisition of TransPoint. Our contracts with both Microsoft and FDC included monthly minimum revenue guarantees that increased annually over their five year term. The following table represents the total annual minimum revenue guarantees throughout the contract periods with the respective customer (in thousands):
                         
Fiscal Year Ended June 30,   Microsoft     FDC     Total  
2001
  $ 6,000     $ 5,000     $ 11,000  
2002
    15,000       8,500       23,500  
2003
    21,000       11,500       32,500  
2004
    27,000       14,500       41,500  
2005
    33,000       17,500       50,500  
2006
    18,000       3,000       21,000  
 
                 
Total
  $ 120,000     $ 60,000     $ 180,000  
 
                 
Both agreements operated substantially below their monthly minimum levels from inception to expiration. Our agreement with FDC expired in August 2005, and our agreement with Microsoft expired in December 2005.
     Our Electronic Commerce Division generated revenue growth of approximately 14% for the year ended June 30, 2006 over the prior year. We processed more than 1.1 billion payment transactions, an increase of more than 25% over the prior year. We delivered nearly 185 million e-bills during fiscal year 2006, for growth of about 32% over the level of e-bills delivered in the prior year. In addition to the expected decline in revenue from Microsoft and FDC, our largest bank customer migrated from a processing model that guarantees funds to our standard risk-based model during the quarter ended March 31, 2006, resulting in a substantial decrease in our interest-based revenue. In January 2006, we acquired PhoneCharge, a provider of telephone-based bill payment services. Along with additional biller relationships, PhoneCharge brought us telephone bill payment capabilities with credit card based payment capability and a base of over 4 million transactions per quarter. In October 2005, we purchased substantially all of the assets of Aphelion, a provider of health club management software and services. The addition of Aphelion expands the number of clubs we serve, strengthens our presence in the mid-sized and independent club markets, and brings us prospective electronic funds transfer customers. Successful efforts to improve efficiency and quality have resulted in lower costs per transaction, allowing us to share scale efficiencies with our customers through reduced revenue per transaction. When combined with the aforementioned loss of high margin revenue minimums and interest-based revenue, our year-over-year operating margin dropped by about two percentage points during fiscal year 2006. During the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced sequential quarterly transaction growth of 3%, which was lower than our expectations, resulting in our Electronic Commerce

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Division falling short of expected revenue and operating income. We experienced a greater-than-expected dip in transactions in April combined with transaction growth for the rest of the quarter that was not as significant as previous years, and a slowdown in consumer activity at our largest bank customer. This phenomenon was not solely bank-based, as transaction growth slowed in all payment channels — on-line, biller direct, walk-in and phone-based transactions. We are not fully certain as to all of the reasons for this lower than anticipated transaction growth and we continue to analyze consumer and payment activity.
     Our Investment Services Division generated 20% growth in portfolios managed, from 1.9 million as of June 30, 2005, to nearly 2.3 million as of June 30, 2006, resulting in revenue growth of 16.8% over the same period. During fiscal 2006, we continued to invest heavily in the rewrite of our CheckFree APL operating system. Despite the resulting lower near-term operating margin, we expect this investment to provide us the opportunity to expand our services in the rapidly expanding separately managed accounts (“SMA” and “SMAs”) market. In September 2005, we purchased substantially all of the assets of IDS, a provider of enterprise portfolio management solutions to the financial services industry. This acquisition extends our client base to include more participants in the investment management industry and will allow us to drive further growth into this market. It also provides us with additional technology, including new brokerage performance reporting tools. In February 2006, we divested our M-Solutions business. This divestiture allows us to focus on our primary strategy of driving growth in the managed accounts market. We expect our operating margin in Investment Services to remain in the mid to upper teens level until we complete our system rewrite and the related migration of our customer base.
     Our Software Division increased its revenue in fiscal year 2006 by 35% over the same period last year. This increase, driven primarily by our acquisition of Accurate late in fiscal year 2005, was the result of increased license sales of our operational risk management (“ORM”) software, and increased implementation and consulting services. Our ORM product offerings include account reconciliation and settlement, exception and risk management, and workflow and business intelligence processing capabilities that allow customers to perform consistent, repeatable, and compliant processes at the enterprise level. After several years of extended sales cycles and dampened demand for software in general, in fiscal year 2006, we saw a strengthening of our sales pipeline and a renewal of customer interest toward investment in software solutions.
     As we enter into fiscal 2007, both revenue and earnings growth will be impacted by the carryover effect of the expired Microsoft and FDC minimum revenue guarantees and a full year of negative impact on interest-based revenue from our largest bank customer’s shift in processing models within our Electronic Commerce business. We expect to generate free cash flow of between $190.0 and $195.0 million in fiscal year 2007, which is net of approximately $60.0 million of capital associated with ongoing capital investments into our business and exclusive of data center construction costs financed with the proceeds of a lease facility. When combined with cash, cash equivalents, and investments totaling $396.2 million and an untapped $300.0 million line of credit, we believe we are positioned to take advantage of additional opportunities for acquisitions as they arise, and we have authority to repurchase up to $100.0 million of our common stock through July 31, 2007, should we determine the time and price to be appropriate.
     As you review our historical financial information in this Annual Report, you should be aware that, in the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested of M-Solutions, a component of our Investment Services segment. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business separately as earnings from discontinued operations for all periods presented. Therefore, we have restated historical statements of operations data for 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 to exclude
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     The following table sets forth as percentages of total revenues, consolidated statements of operations data:
                         
    Year ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004  
Total revenues
    100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
Expenses:
                       
Cost of processing, servicing and support
    39.0       39.6       40.8  
Research and development
    11.6       10.7       10.7  
Sales and marketing
    9.9       9.2       8.5  
General and administrative
    7.0       7.7       7.3  
Depreciation and amortization
    11.3       23.4       29.4  
In-process research and development
                0.1  
Impairment of intangible assets
                 
Reorganization charge
          0.7        
 
                 
Total expenses
    78.8       91.3       96.8  
 
                 
Income from continuing operations before other income and expenses
    21.2       8.7       3.2  
Equity in net loss of joint venture
    (0.4 )     (0.4 )     (0.1 )
Interest income
    1.5       1.2       1.0  
Interest expense
    (0.1 )     (0.1 )     (2.2 )
Gain (loss) on investments
                 
 
                 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
    22.2       9.4       1.9  
Income tax expense
    8.5       3.3       0.2  
 
                 
Income from continuing operations
    13.7       6.1       1.7  
Earnings from discontinued operations before income taxes (including gain on disposal of $12,821,000 in FY 2006)
    1.6       0.2        
Income tax expense on discontinued operations
    0.9       0.1        
 
                 
Income from discontinued operations
    0.7       0.1        
 
                 
Net income (loss)
    14.4 %     6.2 %     1.7 %
 
                 
Results of Operations
Years Ended June 30, 2006 and 2005
     The following table sets forth our consolidated revenues for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
Total Revenues (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 879,402     $ 749,847     $ 129,555       17.3 %
     Our growth in total revenues of 17% was driven by 14% growth in our Electronic Commerce business, 16.8% growth in our Investment Services business and 35% growth in our Software business.
     Overall growth in Electronic Commerce, including our new telephone bill pay business acquired in January 2006, continued to be driven primarily by 25% growth in transactions processed, from almost 905 million in the year ended June 30, 2005, to more than 1.1 billion in the year ended June 30, 2006. We also delivered nearly 185 million e-bills during fiscal 2006, a growth rate of 32% over about 140 million e-bills delivered during fiscal 2005. As interest rates continued to rise throughout fiscal 2006, we experienced revenue growth in our interest-sensitive products such as Account Balance Transfer (“ABT”). Finally, we earned modest revenue growth from our October 2005 acquisition of Aphelion. Revenue growth was negatively impacted by several factors over the year. We have

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established pricing models that provide volume-based discounts in order to share scale efficiencies with our customers. Therefore, as a result of significant transaction growth and better utilization of efficiencies of scale, our average revenue per transaction continued to decline with respect to our transaction-based revenue. During fiscal 2006, our TransPoint related contracts with Microsoft and FDC expired, which, on a combined basis, negatively impacted revenue growth by about 3% in the year. Also, our largest bank customer migrated from a processing model that guarantees funds to our standard risk-based processing model, which negatively impacted our interest-based revenue and resulted in the loss of another percentage point of revenue growth in fiscal 2006.
     Growth in our Investment Services business has been driven primarily by a 20% increase in portfolios managed, from 1.9 million at June 30, 2005, to nearly 2.3 million at June 30, 2006. In some cases, we are adding new portfolios to our CheckFree APL system at a lower price point, driven by the increased volume coming from lower priced broker dealers, and by conscious price reductions, where we trade off near-term revenue growth against long-term strategic advantage. Additionally, our September 2005 acquisition of IDS improved fiscal 2006 revenue growth within Investment Services by about 5%. We believe that more favorable market conditions have resulted in resumed growth in portfolios managed, and we remain cautiously optimistic about resulting growth opportunities.
     Growth in our Software business was due primarily to a full year of Accurate operations in fiscal 2006 as compared to less than three months of Accurate operations in fiscal 2005. As a result of the effective integration of Accurate, we have achieved solid growth in our ORM line of business. We believe this to be the combined result of improved execution within the Software Division and improvement in the U.S. economy during fiscal 2006.
     Across all segments of our business, for the year ended June 30, 2006, Bank of America generated total revenue of $173.7 million, which exceeded 19% of our consolidated revenues. The majority of this revenue comes from within our Electronic Commerce Division. Bank of America revenue was positively impacted by their acquisitions of Fleet Bank, not previously a customer of ours, and MBNA, which was previously a customer but whose results are now included in Bank of America revenue. Our Electronic Commerce agreement with Bank of America has a 10-year term expiring in 2010. The contract includes annual minimum revenue guarantees of $50.0 million, provides tiered pricing which reflects the volume of activity provided by Bank of America and provides for up to 5 million incentive-based warrants that the bank can earn upon reaching various levels of subscriber adoption and the delivery of e-bills. Bank of America remains the only customer that exceeds 10% of our consolidated revenues.
     The following tables set forth comparative revenues, by type, for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
Processing and Servicing Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 754,076     $ 660,541     $ 93,535       14.2 %
     We earn processing and servicing revenue in both our Electronic Commerce and our Investment Services businesses. While stable growth in portfolios managed in our Investment Services business continues to contribute positively, the increase in processing and servicing revenue is attributed primarily to the aforementioned transaction growth in our Electronic Commerce business. Annual growth in transactions was favorably influenced by our new phone-based bill payment offering, resulting from the acquisition of PhoneCharge in January 2006. Our traditional electronic bill payment products provided the remainder of growth within Electronic Commerce. During fiscal 2006, we delivered nearly 185 million e-bills, representing 32% growth over the 140 million e-bills delivered during fiscal 2005, with an average price of $0.16 per e-bill in each year. Additionally, with interest rates rising over the past fiscal year, we have experienced revenue growth from our interest-sensitive products. Annual volume-based growth in processing and servicing revenue was somewhat offset by tier-based volume pricing discounts within both our Electronic Commerce and Investment Services businesses. Additionally, growth was negatively impacted by the aforementioned expiration of our processing contracts with Microsoft in December 2005 and FDC in August 2005, and the impact on interest-based revenue resulting from our largest bank customer migrating to a risk-based processing model during the quarter ended March 31, 2006. During the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced sequential quarterly transaction growth of 3%, which was lower than our expectations, resulting in our Electronic

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Commerce Division falling short of expected revenue and operating income. We experienced a greater-than-expected dip in transactions in April combined with transaction growth for the rest of the quarter that was not as significant as previous years, and a slowdown in consumer activity at our largest bank customer. This phenomenon was not solely bank-based, as transaction growth slowed in all payment channels — on-line, biller direct, walk-in and phone-based transactions. We are not fully certain as to all of the reasons for this lower than anticipated transaction growth and we continue to analyze consumer and payment activity.
License Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 35,196     $ 28,458     $ 6,738       23.7 %
     We derive license fee revenue almost entirely from product sales in our Software Division. Our acquisition of Accurate in April 2005 contributed significantly to our license revenue growth in fiscal 2006 as integration efforts with our core products resulted in a significant increase in sales of our ORM product line. Sales of our integrated ORM product line are improving both domestically and internationally, and we are guardedly optimistic about our license sale growth opportunities as we enter fiscal 2007.
Maintenance Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 42,218     $ 31,231     $ 10,987       35.2 %
     Maintenance fee revenue, which represents annually renewable product support for our license-based customers, is related primarily to our Software business, and tends to grow with incremental license sales from previous periods. However, our fiscal 2006 acquisition of Accurate provided about half of our year-over-year growth in maintenance revenue. The remainder resulted from annual customer retention rates that continue to exceed 80% and modest price increases across our software product lines.
Professional Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 47,912     $ 29,617     $ 18,295       61.8 %
     Professional fee revenue consists primarily of consulting and implementation fees across all three of our businesses. Our expanded product lines over the past several years have given us additional opportunities to provide professional services to our customers. On a year-over-year basis, we generated increased revenue from software services engagements across several products, more biller implementation engagement revenue, and realized a positive impact from our acquisitions of Accurate in April 2005, IDS in September 2005 and Aphelion in October 2005.

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     The following set of tables provides line-by-line expense comparisons with their relative percentages of our consolidated revenues for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
Cost of Processing, Servicing and Support (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 342,535       39.0 %   $ 296,912       39.6 %
     Cost of processing, servicing and support, as a percentage of revenue, improved by about 0.6% on a year-over-year basis. In both Electronic Commerce and Investment Services, we continue to focus investment on additional efficiency and quality improvements within our customer care processes and our information technology infrastructure, and are leveraging a significantly fixed cost infrastructure to drive improvement in cost per transaction and cost per portfolio managed. Within Electronic Commerce, while our electronic payment rate hovered around 83% for over a year, our January 2006 acquisition of PhoneCharge added electronic phone-based payment transactions, helping to raise and maintain our electronic payment rate at 84%. Electronic payments carry a significantly lower variable cost per unit than paper-based payments and are far less likely to result in a costly customer care claim. It is difficult to raise the electronic rate above the 84% level as it takes an increasing number of relatively small merchants to sign up for electronic payment receipt to move the number a single percentage point. Also, a portion of the PhoneCharge transactions are credit card payments, carrying interchange fees, which place downward pressure on gross margins for that part of the business. Relatively high growth in credit card payments in the future could place downward pressure on the gains we expect from continued Six Sigma-based process improvement programs within Electronic Commerce and Investment Services. Looking to the future, we expect some near-term pressure on our gross margin as we invest in resources to support our high availability disaster recovery efforts. These efforts began in earnest in the quarter ended June 30, 2006, and we expect continued incremental investment in these areas throughout fiscal 2007.
Research and Development (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 101,854       11.6 %   $ 80,039       10.7 %
     Including capitalized development costs of $0.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, and $1.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, gross expenditures for research and development were $102.8 million, or 11.7% of consolidated revenues, for the year ended June 30, 2006, and $81.7 million, or 10.9% of consolidated revenues, for the year ended June 30, 2005. In addition to increased research and development costs resulting from our acquisitions of Accurate in April 2005, IDS in September 2005, Aphelion in October 2005 and PhoneCharge in January 2006, we continue to invest in product enhancement and productivity improvement initiatives in all of our core businesses. In particular, a rewrite of our operating system within Investment Services which is currently scheduled for availability and initial customer migrations in the second half of fiscal 2007 is the primary driver of the increase in research and development costs as a percentage of revenue on a year-over-year basis.
Sales and Marketing (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 87,418       9.9 %   $ 69,106       9.2 %

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     The increase in sales and marketing expenses, both in absolute dollars and as a percentage of revenue, was due primarily to our acquisitions of Accurate in April 2005, IDS in September 2005, Aphelion in October 2005 and PhoneCharge in January 2006. These businesses provided non-redundant marketing personnel, sales commissions and program costs and accounted for over 60% of our incremental sales and marketing costs in fiscal 2006. However, we have continued to invest in incremental marketing programs and resources designed to further revenue growth in all of our business segments.
General and Administrative (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 61,948       7.0 %   $ 57,486       7.7 %
     Although general and administrative expenses continue to increase, we experienced improvement in general and administrative costs as a percentage of revenue. While we have incurred incremental costs associated with our various acquisitions over the past year, we have been able to effectively leverage corporate general and administrative resources through elimination of redundancy. Additionally, during fiscal 2005, we incurred significant Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance costs in preparation for our first internal control certification as of June 30, 2005. Once initial documentation and testing standards were established, we experienced a reduction in these compliance costs throughout fiscal 2006. Subject to unforeseen issues, we expect to continue to manage our general and administrative costs to a level between 7.0% and 7.5% of total revenue.
Depreciation and Amortization (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 99,530       11.3 %   $ 175,719       23.4 %
     Depreciation and amortization expenses from operating fixed assets and capitalized software development costs increased modestly from $42.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to $42.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2006. The remainder of the change in depreciation and amortization expense represents a net reduction in acquisition-related amortization.
     Despite additional amortization expense from intangible assets acquired from Accurate in April 2005, IDS in September 2005, Aphelion in October 2005 and PhoneCharge in January 2006, acquisition-related amortization expense decreased overall from intangible assets that fully amortized during fiscal 2006. In particular, completion of the amortization of the TransPoint strategic agreements resulted in a decrease in amortization expense of approximately $83.0 million on a year-over-year basis. These strategic agreements, which provided $99.0 million of amortization expense in fiscal 2005, fully amortized by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2006.
Reorganization Charge (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
              $ 5,585       0.7 %
     Late in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we terminated the employment of approximately 200 associates, re-scoping many positions with the intent to re-hire quickly, and eliminating some others. As part of this action, we moved our electronic billing and payment operations from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to Norcross, Georgia, and closed the Canadian facility in October 2005. These actions resulted in a charge of $5.6 million.

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Equity in Loss of Joint Venture (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ (3,100 )     (0.4 )%   $ (2,984 )     (0.4 )%
     In April 2004, we announced a joint venture, OneVu Limited (“OneVu”), with Voca Limited (“Voca”), in the United Kingdom to create an integrated electronic billing and payment network for billers and banks in the United Kingdom. We have a 50% equity interest in OneVu, therefore, we account for our interest in OneVu under the equity method of accounting. We provided 100% of OneVu’s necessary working capital requirements during its formative stage, and therefore, the equity in net loss of OneVu represents 100% of the loss incurred by OneVu through March 31, 2006. In March 2006, we entered into an additional funding arrangement with Voca related to OneVu whereby both joint venture partners contributed approximately $830,000 in exchange for a security interest subordinate to our previous funding. OneVu obtained a line of credit facility from a bank in the amount of approximately $2.7 million. Accordingly, beginning in April 2006, we continued to record the operations of OneVu on the equity basis of accounting recognizing only 50% of the results of operations of OneVu. During the three years ended June 30, 2006, we invested $7,220,000 in the joint venture.
Net Interest (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
    $     %
Revenue
    $     %
Revenue
 
Year ended:
                               
Interest income
  $ 13,441             $ 8,809          
Interest expense
    (986 )             (1,094 )        
 
                           
Net interest
  $ 12,455       1.4 %   $ 7,715       1.1 %
 
                           
     As a result of an increase in average cash and invested assets, combined with rising interest rates during fiscal 2006, our interest income increased from $8.8 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to $13.4 million for the year ended June 30, 2006.
     Our interest expense decreased by $0.1 million as capital lease and other borrowings remained fairly consistent in total over the past fiscal year.
Gain on Investments (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
              $ 592        
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2005, we recorded a $0.6 million gain on the sale of stock. While we do not typically invest in equity securities, we received shares of stock from an insurance vendor that demutualized. We sold the shares shortly after we received them, and recorded the proceeds as a gain on investments.

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Income Tax Expense (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
    $     Effective
Rate
    $     Effective
Rate
 
Year ended
  $ 74,455       38.1 %   $ 24,560       34.9 %
     Our federal statutory tax rate is 35%, and our overall blended statutory rate (federal, state and foreign combined) approached 39% without the benefit of tax planning strategies. Our effective rate of 38.1% for the year ended June 30, 2006, was lower than our blended statutory rate due to tax-free municipal interest income and foreign tax credits recorded during the fiscal year. Our effective rate of 34.9% for the year ended June 30, 2005, was lower than our blended statutory rate due to tax-free municipal interest income and research and experimentation tax credits.
Earnings from Discontinued Operations (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
    $     %
Revenue
    $     %
Revenue
 
Year ended
  $ 14,310       1.6 %   $ 1,518       0.2 %
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested the assets of M-Solutions, a component of Investment Services. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lives Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business, including the $12.8 million gain on the sale, separately as earnings from discontinued operations for all periods presented. Other than the gain itself,
M-Solutions historically provided modest earnings on an annual basis.
Income Tax Expense on Discontinued Operations (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
    $     Effective
Rate
    $     Effective
Rate
 
Year ended
  $ 8,064       56.4 %   $ 480       31.6 %
     Our earnings from discontinued operations include a $12.8 million gain on the sale of M-Solutions in the year ended June 30, 2006. Our book basis gain on the sale includes the impact of the related write-off of goodwill, which is non-deductible for income tax purposes. The higher tax basis gain on the sale resulted in an effective rate of 56.4% for fiscal 2006. With no impact of non-deductible expenses in fiscal 2005, our effective rate was 31.6%.
Years Ended June 30, 2005 and 2004
     The following table sets forth our consolidated revenues for the years ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Total Revenues (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 749,847     $ 599,227     $ 150,620       25.1 %
     Our growth in total revenues of 25% was driven by 28% growth in our Electronic Commerce business, 13% growth in our Investment Services business and 20% growth in our Software business.

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     Overall growth in Electronic Commerce, including walk-in payments, was driven primarily by 55% growth in transactions processed, from approximately 583 million in the year ended June 30, 2004, to 905 million for the year ended June 30, 2005. Additionally, we delivered about 140 million e-bills during fiscal 2005, a growth rate of 72% over the approximately 82 million e-bills delivered during fiscal 2004. Lastly, with interest rates increasing throughout the year ended June 30, 2005, we experienced revenue growth in our interest-sensitive products such as ABT. This combined growth in our Electronic Commerce Division was partially offset by our pricing practices. We established pricing models that provide volume-based discounts in order to share scale efficiencies with our customers. As a result of transaction growth, our average revenue per transaction therefore, has declined over time with respect to our transaction-based revenue.
     Growth in our Investment Services business was driven primarily by a 20% increase in portfolios managed, from about 1.6 million at June 30, 2004, to 1.9 million at June 30, 2005. In some cases, we were adding new portfolios to our CheckFree APL system at a lower price point, driven by the increased volume coming from lower priced broker dealers, and by conscious price reductions, where we trade off near-term revenue growth against long-term strategic advantage.
     Growth in our Software business was due primarily to a full year of HelioGraph operations in fiscal 2005 versus seven months of HelioGraph operations in fiscal 2004 and our acquisition of Accurate on April 30, 2005. Additionally, we achieved solid growth in our bank products. We believe this was the combined result of improved execution within the division and signs of recovery in the U.S. economy.
     Across all segments of our business, for the year ended June 30, 2005, Bank of America generated total revenue of $134.5 million, which exceeded 10% of our consolidated revenues. Bank of America was the only customer that exceeded 10% of our consolidated revenue.
     The following tables set forth comparative revenues, by type, for the years ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Processing and Servicing Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 660,541     $ 523,089     $ 137,452       26.3 %
     We earned processing and servicing revenue in both our Electronic Commerce and our Investment Services businesses. While growth in portfolios managed in our Investment Services business contributed positively, the increase in processing and servicing revenue was attributable primarily to the aforementioned transaction growth in our Electronic Commerce business. Annual growth in transactions was heavily influenced by our new walk-in payment business, resulting from the acquisition of APS with only seven days remaining in fiscal 2004. A full year of walk-in payments contributed to almost half of our processing and servicing growth within Electronic Commerce. Our traditional electronic bill payment products provided the remainder of growth within Electronic Commerce, with consistent sequential quarterly transaction growth of between 4% and 8% throughout fiscal 2005. During fiscal 2005, we delivered approximately 140 million e-bills with an average price of $0.16 per e-bill, representing 72% growth over approximately 82 million e-bills delivered during fiscal 2004. Additionally, with interest rates rising over the past fiscal year, we have experienced revenue growth from our interest-sensitive products, such as ABT. Annual volume-based growth in processing and servicing revenue was somewhat offset by tier-based volume pricing discounts within both our Electronic Commerce and Investment Services businesses.
License Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 28,458     $ 23,912     $ 4,546       19.0 %
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growth in fiscal 2005 as compared to the prior year. The remainder of growth in license revenue came from our core product lines, as the U.S economy continued to show signs of strength during fiscal 2005.
Maintenance Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 31,231     $ 28,271     $ 2,960       10.5 %
     Maintenance fee revenue, which represents annually renewable product support for our software customers, is isolated to our Software business and tends to grow with incremental license sales from previous periods. However, in fiscal 2005, our acquisitions of HelioGraph and Accurate provided approximately three-fourths of our year-over-year growth in maintenance revenue. The remainder resulted from annual customer retention rates exceeding 80% and moderate price increases across our software product lines.
Professional Fee Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 29,617     $ 23,955     $ 5,662       23.6 %
     Professional fee revenue consisted mostly of consulting and implementation fees across all three of our businesses, and with the acquisition of APS, we added revenue associated with stored value cards to this revenue category. Our acquisitions of HelioGraph, APS and Accurate provided over half of our year-over-year growth in professional fee revenue. Implementation services from traditional software product sales resulted in the remainder of growth in this category.
     The following set of tables provides line-by-line expense comparisons with their relative percentages of our consolidated revenues for the years ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Cost of Processing, Servicing and Support (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004      
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 296,912       39.6 %   $ 244,429       40.8 %
     Cost of processing, servicing and support, as a percentage of revenue, improved by about 1% on a year-over-year basis. In Electronic Commerce, our electronic payment rate improved from 79% as of June 30, 2004, to 84% as of June 30, 2005. Electronic payments carry a significantly lower variable cost per unit than paper-based payments and are far less likely to result in costly customer care claims. The acquisition of APS brought with it a significant number of exclusively electronic payment transactions, accounting for over half of the increase we experienced in our electronic payments rate. In addition to leveraging a significant fixed-cost processing infrastructure, we continued to focus investments on additional efficiency and quality improvements through Six Sigma-based programs in our Electronic Commerce and Investment Services customer care and customer support processes, and throughout our technology infrastructure to drive improvement in our cost per transaction and cost per portfolio managed metrics. These drivers of expense efficiency were offset somewhat by three factors in fiscal 2005:
    The gross margin of our walk-in payment business was less than our core electronic billing and payment business;
 
    Our acquisitions of HelioGraph and Accurate resulted in increased customer support and implementation services resources that carry a lower gross margin than our core Electronic Commerce and Investment Services businesses; and

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    During fiscal 2005, we incurred a charge of approximately $1.6 million for a loss in a services agreement with a large customer in our Software business.
Research and Development (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 80,039       10.7 %   $ 64,035       10.7 %
     Including capitalized development costs of $1.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, and $2.8 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, gross expenditures for research and development were $81.7 million, or 10.9% of consolidated revenues, for the year ended June 30, 2005, and $66.8 million, or 11.1% of consolidated revenues, for the year ended June 30, 2004. Our acquisitions of HelioGraph, APS and Accurate provided more than one-third of our incremental research and development costs in fiscal 2005, and we placed particular emphasis on research and development in our Investment Services business, as we were in the early phases of a rewrite of our processing system. We continued to invest heavily in product enhancement and productivity improvement initiatives across all of our businesses, as evidenced by the relatively consistent levels of research and development costs as a percentage of revenue on a year-over-year basis.
Sales and Marketing (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 69,106       9.2 %   $ 50,783       8.5 %
     Sales and marketing expenses, in total and as a percentage of consolidated revenues, increased during fiscal 2005. Our acquisitions of HelioGraph, APS and Accurate contributed approximately 20% of the incremental costs year-over-year. In addition, license revenue growth, with a strong finish to fiscal 2005, resulted in accelerated commission rates for salespersons exceeding annual quotas for the year. Finally, in the second half of fiscal 2005, we increased our investment in marketing programs geared toward future revenue growth.
General and Administrative (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 57,486       7.7 %   $ 43,724       7.3 %
     Increased general and administrative expenses in fiscal 2005 resulted primarily from incremental facility and other non-redundant expenses related to our acquisitions of HelioGraph, APS and Accurate. Additionally, we experienced incremental Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance costs as we prepared for our first internal controls certification as of June 30, 2005, and expanded facility costs supporting our core businesses during fiscal 2005. We continued to expect our general and administrative expenses to run below 8.0% of consolidated revenues and were managing these expenses accordingly.

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Depreciation and Amortization (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 175,719       23.4 %   $ 176,430       29.4 %
     Despite increased intangible amortization resulting from our acquisitions of HelioGraph, APS and Accurate, depreciation and amortization expense declined during fiscal 2005, as a result of the completion of intangible amortization from previous acquisitions. Depreciation and amortization expense, net of acquisition related intangible amortization, remained essentially flat from $41.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, to $42.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2005.
Reorganization Charge (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 5,585       0.7 %   $        
     Late in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we terminated the employment of approximately 200 associates, re-scoping many positions with the intent to re-hire quickly, and eliminating some others. As part of this action, we moved our electronic billing and payment operations from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to Norcross, Georgia, and closed the Canadian facility in October 2005. These actions resulted in a charge of $5.6 million.
In-Process Research & Development (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $           $ 324       0.1 %
     We recorded immaterial in-process research and development costs totaling $0.3 million related to our acquisition of HelioGraph in the quarter ended December 31, 2003. There were no such costs in fiscal 2005 associated with our acquisitions of Accurate.
Equity in Loss of Joint Venture (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ (2,984 )     (0.4 )%   $ (593 )     (0.1 )%
     In April 2004, we announced a joint venture, OneVu Limited (“OneVu”), with Voca Limited (“Voca”), in the United Kingdom to create an integrated electronic billing and payment network for billers and banks in the United Kingdom. We have a 50% equity interest in OneVu, therefore, we account for our interest in OneVu under the equity method of accounting. We provided 100% of OneVu’s necessary working capital requirements during its formative stage, and therefore, the equity in net loss of OneVu represents 100% of the loss incurred by OneVu. During the two years ended June 30, 2005, we invested $4,030,000 in the joint venture.

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Net Interest (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
    $     %
Revenue
    $     %
Revenue
 
Year ended:
                               
Interest income
  $ 8,809             $ 5,693          
Interest expense
    (1,094 )             (5,944 )        
Call premium expense
                  (4,813 )        
Unamortized note issuance costs
                  (2,407 )        
 
                           
Net interest
  $ 7,715       1.1 %   $ (7,471 )     (1.2 )%
 
                           
     As a result of an increase in average cash and invested assets, combined with rising interest rates during fiscal 2005, our interest income increased from $5.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, to $8.8 million for the year ended June 30, 2005.
     Our interest expense decreased significantly on a year-over-year basis. We carried our 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2006 at a balance of $172.5 million through the quarter ended September 30, 2003. We redeemed the notes in full on December 12, 2003. As a result, in the year ended June 30, 2004, we incurred a cash charge of $4.8 million for a 2.79% call premium to redeem the notes prior to their scheduled maturity date, and we incurred a non-cash charge of $2.4 million to write off the remaining unamortized note issuance costs.
Gain on Investments (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
            %             %  
    $     Revenue     $     Revenue  
Year ended
  $ 592       0.1 %   $        
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2005, we recorded a $0.6 million gain on the sale of stock. While we do not typically invest in equity securities, we received shares of stock from an insurance vendor that demutualized. We sold the shares shortly after we received them, and recorded the proceeds as a gain on investments.
Income Tax Expense (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
    $     Effective
Rate
    $     Effective
Rate
 
Year ended
  $ 24,560       34.9 %   $ 1,088       9.3 %
     Our federal statutory tax rate is 35%, and our overall blended statutory rate (federal, state and foreign combined) approached 39% without the benefit of tax planning strategies. Our effective rate of 34.9% for the year ended June 30, 2005, was lower than our blended statutory rate due to research and experimentation tax credits, tax-free municipal interest income and foreign tax credits we recorded during the year. Our effective tax rate of 9.3% for the year ended June 30, 2004, was lower than our blended statutory rate due to research and experimentation tax credits and foreign tax credits, offset by the federal alternative minimum tax and the temporary suspension of state-level net operating loss carryover credits.

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Earnings from Discontinued Operations (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
    $     %
Revenue
    $     %
Revenue
 
Year ended
  $ 1,518       0.2 %   $ 292       0.1 %
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested M-Solutions, a component of Investment Services. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lives Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business for all periods presented. M-Solutions historically provided modest earnings on an annual basis.
Income Tax Expense on Discontinued Operations (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,  
    2005     2004  
    $     Effective
Rate
    $     Effective
Rate
 
Year ended
  $ 480       31.6 %   $ 107       36.6 %
     Our effective tax rate on discontinued operations was 31.6% in the year ended June 30, 2005, and was 36.6% in the year ended June 30, 2004. The difference in effective rates is due to differences in the relative levels of research and experimentation tax credits, tax-free municipal interest income and foreign tax credits we utilized between years.

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Segment Information
     We evaluate the performance of our segments based on their respective revenues and operating income (loss). Segment operating income (loss) excludes acquisition-related intangible asset amortization, the impact of discontinued operations, the SFAS 123(R) equity-based compensation expense related to stock options granted before the implementation of our current incentive compensation philosophy beginning July 1, 2004, which significantly reduces overall participation and focuses on restricted stock awards with limited stock option grants, reorganization charges, the write-off of capitalized software, and in-process research and development costs.
     The following sets forth certain financial information attributable to our business segments for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004 (in thousands):
                         
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues:
                       
Electronic Commerce
  $ 662,728     $ 580,696     $ 452,732  
Investment Services
    112,245       96,064       86,270  
Software
    109,386       81,072       67,462  
Impact of discontinued operations — Investment Services
    (4,957 )     (7,985 )     (7,237 )
 
                 
Total
  $ 879,402     $ 749,847     $ 599,227  
 
                 
Segment operating income (loss):
                       
Electronic Commerce
  $ 247,918     $ 207,796     $ 155,724  
Investment Services
    17,846       18,638       19,911  
Software
    20,858       17,748       14,293  
Corporate
    (37,845 )     (37,595 )     (33,256 )
Impact of discontinued operations — Investment Services
    (1,490 )     (1,517 )     (288 )
Purchase accounting amortization:
                       
Electronic Commerce
    (49,072 )     (130,175 )     (132,699 )
Investment Services
    (1,992 )     (604 )     (819 )
Software
    (5,973 )     (2,667 )     (3,040 )
SFAS 123(R) – Options issued before July 1, 2004
                       
Electronic Commerce
    (2,999 )            
Investment Services
    (425 )            
Software
    (184 )            
Corporate
    (525 )            
Reorganization charge:
                       
Electronic Commerce
          (3,208 )      
Investment Services
          (313 )      
Software
          (1,876 )      
Corporate
          (188 )      
Write off of capitalized software — Software
          (1,039 )      
In-process research and development — Software
                (324 )
 
                 
Income from continuing operations before other income, expenses, income taxes and discontinued operations
  $ 186,117     $ 65,000     $ 19,502  
 
                 

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Years Ended June 30, 2006 and 2005
     Electronic Commerce Segment Information:
Electronic Commerce Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 662,728     $ 580,696     $ 82,032       14.1 %
     Revenue growth in Electronic Commerce was primarily the result of an increase in transactions processed, including those added by our new telephone bill payment business, an increase in e-bills distributed, and an increase in revenue from interest-sensitive products, offset by volume-based price increases, the loss of minimum revenue guarantees resulting from the expiration of processing agreements with Microsoft and FDC, and the impact on interest-based revenue related to the migration of our largest bank customer to our risk-based processing model.
     We offer two general levels of electronic billing and payment services to our customers – a “Full Service” offering and a “Payment Services” offering. Customers that use our Full Service offering generally outsource their electronic billing and payment process to us. A Full Service customer may or may not use a CheckFree-hosted user interface, but uses a broad array of services, including payment processing, payment warehousing, claims processing, e-bill, online proof of payment, various levels of customer care, and other aspects of our service. While a Full Service customer may have its own payment warehouse, we maintain a customer record and payment history within our payment warehouse to support the Full Service customer’s servicing needs. Customers in the Full Service category may contract to pay us either on a per-subscriber basis, a per-transaction basis, or a blend of both. The distinction between Full Service and Payment Services is based solely on the types of services the customer receives, not on our pricing methodology. Customers that utilize our Payment Services offering receive a limited subset of our electronic billing and payment services, primarily remittance processing, and includes our walk-in and telephone payment businesses. Additionally, within Payment Services, we provide services to billers for electronic bill delivery, biller direct hosting and payments, as well as other payment services, such as ABT.
     A third category of revenue which we simply refer to as “Other Electronic Commerce,” includes our Health and Fitness business and other ancillary revenue sources, such as consumer service provider and biller implementation and consulting services, and fees associated with the issuance of stored value cards.
     The following tables provide an historical trend of revenues, underlying transaction metrics, and subscriber metrics, where appropriate, for our Electronic Commerce business over the periods presented:
Fiscal 2006:
                                 
    Quarter Ended  
    6/30/06     3/31/06     12/31/05     9/30/05  
    (In millions)  
Full Service
                               
Revenue
  $ 107.6     $ 109.4     $ 116.0     $ 118.5  
Active subscribers
    10.3       9.7       9.0       8.8  
Transactions processed
    217.2       206.7       189.7       180.1  
Payment Services
                               
Revenue
  $ 46.6     $ 47.8     $ 36.1     $ 35.4  
Transactions processed
    85.1       86.6       81.0       85.9  
Other Electronic Commerce
                               
Revenue
  $ 12.5     $ 12.2     $ 11.2     $ 9.6  
Totals
                               
Electronic Commerce revenue
  $ 166.7     $ 169.4     $ 163.3     $ 163.5  
Transactions processed
    302.3       293.3       270.7       266.0  

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Fiscal 2005:
                                 
    Quarter Ended  
    6/30/05     3/31/05     12/31/04     9/30/04  
    (In millions)  
Full Service
                               
Revenue
  $ 110.1     $ 106.4     $ 102.4     $ 99.1  
Active subscribers
    7.8       7.4       6.9       6.4  
Transactions processed
    161.9       153.6       142.9       133.5  
Payment Services
                               
Revenue
  $ 33.8     $ 32.4     $ 31.3     $ 30.5  
Transactions processed
    83.0       80.8       76.5       72.3  
Other Electronic Commerce
                               
Revenue
  $ 8.9     $ 8.8     $ 8.4     $ 8.6  
Totals
                               
Electronic Commerce revenue
  $ 152.8     $ 147.6     $ 142.1     $ 138.2  
Transactions processed
    244.9       234.4       219.4       205.8  
     We experienced variability in both revenue and transactions processed in our Full Service category between June 30, 2005 and June 30, 2006. As expected, our contracts with FDC and Microsoft expired in August 2005 and December 2005, respectively. Because both FDC and Microsoft were operating well below minimum guaranteed revenue levels, there was a large negative revenue impact with minimal corresponding impact on transactions processed. Toward the middle of the quarter ended March 31, 2006 and extending through the full quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced the negative impact on interest-based revenue from our largest bank customer migrating to a processing model that guarantees funds to our standard risk-based processing. Finally, in the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced lower than expected growth in transactions processed. The above, when combined with overall growth in our core Full Service business, resulted in Full Service annual revenue growth of approximately 8%, from $418.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to $451.5 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, while Full Service transactions processed grew 34%, from 591.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to 793.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2006. Our normal tier-based volume pricing discounts, when combined with the aforementioned factors, resulted in Full Service revenue per transaction declining from $0.68 in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, to $0.50 in the quarter ended June 30, 2006.
     Payment Services revenue increased by nearly 30%, from $128.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to $165.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2006. Revenue was positively impacted by growth in e-bills delivered from just over 140 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to almost 185 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, and by our acquisition of PhoneCharge in January 2006. Growth in transactions during the same period was over 8%, from 312.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to 338.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2006. In addition to core Payment Services transaction growth, we added telephone bill payment transactions, priced at greater than $2.00 each, resulting from our January 2006 acquisition of PhoneCharge. However, this was more than offset by the quarterly loss of approximately 5 million low-priced transactions in the quarter ended December 31, 2005. Overall, Payment Services revenue per transaction increased from $0.41 in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, to $0.55 in the quarter ended June 30, 2006.
     During the quarter ended June 30, 2006, we experienced sequential quarterly transaction growth of 3%, which was lower than our expectations, resulting in our Electronic Commerce Division falling short of expected revenue and operating income. We experienced a greater-than-expected dip in transactions in April combined with transaction growth for the rest of the quarter that was not as significant as previous years, and a slowdown in consumer activity at our largest bank customer. This phenomenon was not solely bank-based, as transaction growth slowed in all payment channels — on-line, biller direct, walk-in and phone-based transactions. We are not fully certain as to all of the reasons for this lower than anticipated transaction growth and we continue to analyze consumer and payment activity.

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     Growth in Other Electronic Commerce revenue from $34.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, to $45.5 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, was primarily due to our acquisition of Aphelion in October 2005, combined with growth in our legacy health and fitness business.
Electronic Commerce Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 247,918     $ 207,796     $ 40,122       19.3 %
     Our continued efforts to improve quality and efficiency in our operations, combined with a substantial electronic versus paper payment rate of 84% and our ability to leverage our fixed cost base, have resulted in a lower cost per transaction, and have offset volume-based pricing discounts inherent in our business. While our underlying operating margin has remained relatively flat at between 36% and 37% on a year-over-year basis, our operating margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 was approximately 33%. Although offset somewhat by our acquisition of PhoneCharge, the high-margin revenue loss resulting from the expected expiration of our contracts with FDC and Microsoft, combined with the negative impact on our interest-based revenue from a large bank customer migrating to a processing model that guarantees funds to our standard risk-based processing model, resulted in downward pressure on our operating margin as we exited fiscal 2006. Additionally, while lower than expected transaction growth rate in the quarter ended June 30, 2006 did not significantly impact our operating margin, it did result in lower than expected operating income for that quarter. We are cautiously optimistic regarding our opportunity for continued growth in operating income within our Electronic Commerce Division.
     Investment Services Segment Information:
Investment Services Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 112,245     $ 96,064     $ 16,181       16.8 %
     Revenue growth in Investment Services was driven primarily by an increase in portfolios managed, from 1.9 million as of June 30, 2005, to almost 2.3 million as of June 30, 2006. We continue to provide certain incentives for customers to sign multi-year contracts and are experiencing a mix shift toward lower-priced services, both of which we expect to result in lower revenue per average portfolio managed. Growth in portfolios managed is typically tied to the growth in the U.S. stock market. We experienced fairly consistent portfolio growth throughout fiscal 2006. We remain cautiously optimistic about the opportunity for continued portfolio growth into fiscal 2007 as demand for separately managed accounts continues to improve.
Investment Services Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 17,846     $ 18,638     $ (792 )     (4.2 %)
     Our underlying operating margin has declined from 19% for the year ended June 30, 2005, to 17% for the year ended June 30, 2006, due primarily to additional spending on the enhanced operating system project, CheckFree EPL SM (Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle). We expect our future margin to remain around the mid to upper teens level until completion of CheckFree EPL, which is currently scheduled for release and initial customer migration, in the second half of fiscal 2007.

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     Software Segment Information:
Software Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 109,386     $ 81,072     $ 28,314       34.9 %
     Growth in revenue on a year-over-year basis was mainly due to growth in license sales of our ORM products, primarily contributed to our acquisition of Accurate in April 2005, and incremental professional services provided to implement several of our solutions to customers throughout the year. Our sales pipelines have steadily improved during fiscal 2006. While our first quarter sales are typically low, we are optimistic about the potential for continued sales growth in the coming fiscal year.
Software Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 20,858     $ 17,748     $ 3,110       17.5 %
     Our operating margin improved from 10.4% for the year ended June 30, 2005, to 18.9% for the year ended June 30, 2006. The fiscal 2005 operating margin was negatively impacted by a $1.6 million charge due to a loss on a services customer with a large client. Most of our revenue growth came from relatively low-margin implementation services and maintenance revenue resulting from our acquisition of Accurate in April 2005. Additionally, we experienced an increase in operating expenses in fiscal 2006 from the closing of our Waterloo, Ontario, Canada facility, and the related increase in product implementation resources at our headquarters in Norcross, Georgia.
     Impact of Discontinued Operations:
M-Solutions Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 4,957     $ 7,985     $ (3,028 )     (37.9 )%
M-Solutions Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 1,490     $ 1,517     $ (27 )     (1.8 )%
      In the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested the assets of M-Solutions, a component of Investment Services. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business separately as earnings from discontinued operations for all periods presented. M-Solutions historically provided modest revenue and operating income on an annual basis.

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     Corporate Segment Information:
Corporate Operating Loss (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ (37,845 )   $ (37,595 )   $ (250 )     0.7 %
     Corporate results represent costs for legal, human resources, finance and various other unallocated overhead expenses. We continue to leverage our infrastructure costs in the face of increasing revenues and despite the increase in acquisition related operations. Increases in corporate costs in fiscal 2006 were offset by reduced Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance costs as we leverage the documentation work completed in fiscal 2005, the first year for the required certification of the effectiveness of our internal controls.
     Purchase Accounting Amortization (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 57,037     $ 133,446     $ (76,409 )     (57.3 )%
     Purchase accounting amortization represents amortization of intangible assets resulting from our various acquisitions from 1998 forward. The decrease in purchase accounting amortization is due to intangible assets that have fully amortized since June 30, 2005, offset by the addition of identifiable intangible assets of $17.4 million from our acquisition of Accurate in April 2005, $9.3 million from our acquisition of IDS in September 2005, $7.6 million from our acquisition of Aphelion in October 2005, and $31.1 million from our acquisition of PhoneCharge in January 2006. The September 2005 expiration of the TransPoint strategic agreements alone reduced intangible asset amortization by approximately $83 million in the year ended June 30, 2006.
      SFAS 123(R) – Options Issued Before July 1, 2004 (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 4,133     $     $ 4,133        
     Upon our adoption of SFAS 123(R), we recorded compensation costs relating to the vesting of all stock options that remained unvested as of July 1, 2005, as well as for all new stock option grants after our adoption date. The compensation cost to be recorded is based on the fair value at the grant date. The amounts recorded during the year ended June 30, 2006, represent equity-based compensation expense relating to the vesting of options that were unvested as of July 1, 2005, but were granted before the implementation of our current compensation philosophy on July 1, 2004, which significantly reduces overall participation and focuses on restricted stock awards with limited stock option grants. As we adopted SFAS 123(R) effective the beginning of fiscal 2006, there was no such expense recorded during our 2005 fiscal year.
     Impact of Discontinued Operations (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 1,490     $ 1,517     $ (27 )     (1.8 )%
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested of M-Solutions, a component of our Investment Services segment. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business separately as earnings from discontinued operations for all periods presented. We divested of the business in early February 2006, and therefore, the year ended June 30, 2006, reflects slightly more than seven months of operations versus a full twelve months in the year ended June 30, 2005.

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     Reorganization Charge (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $     $ 5,585     $ (5,585 )      
     Late in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we terminated the employment of approximately 200 associates, re-scoping many positions with the intent to re-hire quickly, and eliminating some others. As part of this action, we moved our electronic billing and payment operations from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to Norcross, Georgia, and we closed the Canadian facility in October 2005. These actions resulted in a charge of $5.6 million.
     Write off of Capitalized Software (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2006     2005     $     %  
Year ended
  $     $ 1,039     $ (1,039 )      
     As a result of our acquisition of Accurate in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we recorded a charge of $1.0 million to write down the value of previously capitalized software due to redundancy between existing company products and those acquired.
Years Ended June 30, 2005 and 2004
     Electronic Commerce Segment Information:
Electronic Commerce Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 580,696     $ 452,732     $ 127,964       28.3 %
     Revenue growth in Electronic Commerce was primarily the result of an increase in transactions processed, including those added by our walk-in payment business, an increase in e-bills distributed, and an increase in revenue from interest-sensitive products, such as ABT, which was somewhat offset by volume-based price declines.
     We offer two general levels of electronic billing and payment services to our customers – a “Full Service” offering and a “Payment Services” offering. Customers that use our Full Service offering generally outsource their electronic billing and payment process to us. A Full Service customer may or may not use a CheckFree-hosted user interface, but uses a broad array of services, including payment processing, payment warehousing, claims processing, e-bill, online proof of payment, various levels of customer care, and other aspects of our service. While a Full Service customer may have its own payment warehouse, we maintain a customer record and payment history within our payment warehouse to support the Full Service customer’s servicing needs. Customers in the Full Service category may contract to pay us either on a per-subscriber basis, a per-transaction basis, or a blend of both. The distinction between Full Service and Payment Services is based solely on the types of service the customer receives, not on our pricing methodology. Customers that utilize our Payment Services offering receive a limited subset of our electronic billing and payment services, primarily remittance processing, and includes our walk-in payment business. Additionally, within Payment Services, we provide services to billers for electronic bill delivery, biller direct hosting and payments, as well as other payment services, such as ABT.
     A third category of revenue we simply refer to as “Other Electronic Commerce” includes our Health and Fitness business and other ancillary revenue sources, such as consumer service provider and biller implementation and consulting services and fees associated with the issuance of stored value cards.
     The following tables provide an historical trend of revenues, underlying transaction metrics, and subscriber metrics, where appropriate, for our Electronic Commerce business over the periods presented:

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Fiscal 2005:
                                 
    Quarter Ended  
    6/30/05     3/31/05     12/31/04     9/30/04  
    (In millions)  
Full Service
                               
Revenue
  $ 110.1     $ 106.4     $ 102.4     $ 99.1  
Active subscribers
    7.8       7.4       6.9       6.4  
Transactions processed
    161.9       153.6       142.9       133.5  
Payment Services
                               
Revenue
  $ 33.8     $ 32.4     $ 31.3     $ 30.5  
Transactions processed
    83.0       80.8       76.5       72.3  
Other Electronic Commerce
                               
Revenue
  $ 8.9     $ 8.8     $ 8.4     $ 8.6  
Totals
                               
Electronic Commerce revenue
  $ 152.8     $ 147.6     $ 142.1     $ 138.2  
Transactions processed
    244.9       234.4       219.4       205.8  
Fiscal 2004:
                                 
    Quarter Ended  
    6/30/04     3/31/04     12/31/03     9/30/03  
    (In millions)      
Full Service
                               
Revenue
  $ 96.2     $ 94.0     $ 91.8     $ 85.5  
Active subscribers
    5.9       5.5       5.0       4.6  
Transactions processed
    123.9       115.5       106.1       94.3  
Payment Services
                               
Revenue
  $ 14.0     $ 12.8     $ 12.0     $ 11.9  
Transactions processed
    41.3       36.7       33.1       32.4  
Other Electronic Commerce
                               
Revenue
  $ 8.2     $ 8.4     $ 8.7     $ 9.2  
Totals
                               
Electronic Commerce revenue
  $ 118.4     $ 115.2     $ 112.5     $ 106.6  
Transactions processed
    165.2       152.2       139.2       126.7  
     The primary driver behind the increase in Full Service revenue from $367.5 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, to $418.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2005, was 35% growth in Full Service transactions processed from 439.8 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, to 591.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2005. The impact of transaction growth was partially offset by general volume-based pricing tier discounts and particularly by a December 2003 revision to our contract with our largest customer, where subscriber pricing was replaced with transaction-based pricing including volume discounts commensurate with this customer’s volume. Since June 30, 2004, Full Service revenue per transaction declined from $0.78 to $0.68 as of June 30, 2005.
     Payment Services revenue has increased substantially, from $50.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2004, to $128.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2005. In addition to growth in transactions processed from our existing customer base, the primary driver of the increase in revenue had been our acquisition of APS on June 22, 2004. This walk-in payment business contributed significant transaction volume at a per transaction rate substantially higher than our core Payment Services business. The addition of walk-in payments can be seen clearly in the increase in both revenue and transactions processed beginning in the quarter ended September 30, 2004, in the historical trends above.

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Electronic Commerce Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 207,796     $ 155,724     $ 52,072       33.4 %
     Our ratio of electronic payments to total payments improved from 79% as of June 30, 2004, to 84% as of June 30, 2005. Electronic payments carry a significantly lower variable cost per unit than paper payments and are far less likely to result in a costly customer care inquiry or claim. Due to continued improvement in quality and efficiency and the leverage we have experienced in our fixed cost base, we have realized a significant reduction in cost per transaction over the past year, which resulted in an increase in operating income. Despite our new walk-in payment operations providing a relatively low operating margin, the overall underlying operating margin in our Electronic Commerce business has increased from 34.4% for the year ended June 30, 2004, to 35.8% for the year ended June 30, 2005.
     Investment Services Segment Information:
Investment Services Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 96,064     $ 86,270     $ 9,794       11.4 %
     Revenue growth in Investment Services was driven primarily by an increase in portfolios managed, from about 1.6 million as of June 30, 2004, to 1.9 million as of June 30, 2005. We provided certain incentives for customers to sign multi-year contracts and are experiencing a mix shift toward lower-priced services, both of which we expected to result in lower revenue per average portfolio managed. Growth in portfolios managed is typically tied to the growth in the U.S. stock market.
Investment Services Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 18,638     $ 19,911     $ (1,273 )     (6.4 )%
     Our underlying operating margin declined from 23.1% for the year ended June 30, 2004, to 19.4% for the year ended June 30, 2005, due primarily to additional spending on the enhanced operating system project, CheckFree EPL (Enhanced Portfolio Lifecycle), and an investment in resources designed to improve future operational quality standards through Six Sigma quality programs.
     Software Segment Information:
Software Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 81,072     $ 67,462     $ 13,610       20.2 %
     In addition to incremental revenue provided from our acquisitions of HelioGraph in the quarter ended December 31, 2003, and Accurate in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we experienced moderate revenue growth in our core ACH and reconciliation businesses during the year ended June 30, 2005.

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Software Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 17,748     $ 14,293     $ 3,455       24.2 %
     The increase in year-over-year operating income is due primarily to the acquisitions of HelioGraph and Accurate, but was partially dampened by a $1.6 million charge due to a loss on a services contract for a large customer during the year.
     Corporate Segment Information:
Corporate Operating Loss (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ (37,595 )   $ (33,256 )   $ (4,339 )     (13.0 )%
     Corporate results represent costs for legal, human resources, finance and various other unallocated overhead expenses. We were able to leverage our corporate infrastructure by limiting additional costs primarily to increased regulatory efforts associated with Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance.
     Impact of Discontinued Operations:
M-Solutions Revenue (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 7,985     $ 7,237     $ 748       10.3 %
M-Solutions Operating Income (000’s)
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 1,517     $ 288     $ 1,229       426.7 %
     In the quarter ended March 31, 2006, we divested of M-Solutions, a component of our Investment Services segment. SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” requires that we report the results of operations from the divested business separately as earnings from discontinued operations for all periods presented.
     Purchase Accounting Amortization (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 133,446     $ 136,558     $ (3,112 )     (2.3 )%
     Purchase accounting amortization represents amortization of intangible assets resulting from our various acquisitions from 1998 forward. Despite increased intangible amortization expenses in fiscal 2005 related to our APS and Accurate acquisitions, the decrease in year-over-year purchase accounting amortization is the result of older intangible assets that have fully amortized.

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     Reorganization Charge (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 5,585     $     $ 5,585        
     Late in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we terminated the employment of approximately 200 associates, re-scoping many positions with the intent to re-hire quickly, and eliminating some others. As part of this action, we moved our electronic billing and payment operations in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to Norcross, Georgia, and closed the Canadian facility in October 2005. These actions resulted in a charge of $5.6 million.
     Write off of Capitalized Software (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $ 1,039     $     $ 1,039        
     As a result of our acquisition of Accurate in the quarter ended June 30, 2005, we recorded a charge of $1.0 million to write down the value of previously capitalized software due to redundancy between existing company products and those acquired.
     In-Process Research & Development (000’s):
                                 
    June 30,     Change  
    2005     2004     $     %  
Year ended
  $     $ 324     $ (324 )      
     We recorded immaterial in-process research and development costs totaling $0.3 million related to our acquisition of HelioGraph in the quarter ended December 31, 2003. There were no such costs associated with our acquisitions of either APS or Accurate.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
     The following chart provides a summary of our consolidated statements of cash flows for the appropriate periods:
                         
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Net cash provided by operating activities
  $ 213,602     $ 206,095     $ 171,059  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (138,076 )     (215,855 )     (103,415 )
Net cash used in financing activities
    (3,971 )     (24,113 )     (142,466 )
Effect of exchange rate changes
    256       313       296  
 
                 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
  $ 71,811     $ (33,560 )   $ (74,526 )
 
                 
     As of June 30, 2006, we had $317.6 million of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments on hand, and an additional $78.6 million in long-term investments. Our consolidated balance sheet reflects a current ratio of 2.6 and working capital of $382.3 million. Due primarily to processing efficiency improvement, we experienced a steady increase in net cash provided by operating activities over the past several years. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we generated $213.6 million of net cash provided by operating activities, despite our tax payments increasing $41.0 million more than the amount we paid in fiscal year 2005, including the tax on the gain on our sale of M-Solutions. We expect net cash provided by operating activities of approximately $250.0 million for our fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Due to the payout of annual incentive bonuses and commissions, we expect net cash from operating activities to be relatively low in the quarter ending September 30, 2006. Considering our existing cash and invested asset balances, and expectations of net cash provided by operating activities in the near future, we believe

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we have sufficient cash to meet our presently anticipated requirements for the near term. Our board of directors has approved up to $100.0 million for the purpose of repurchasing shares of our common stock through July 31, 2007, should we determine the time and price to be appropriate.
     On April 13, 2006, we entered into a revolving credit facility that provides for up to $300.0 million in revolving credit loans, swingline loans, and the issuance of letters of credit. This credit facility replaces our previous facility of $185.0 million. Unless terminated earlier, the credit facility expires on April 13, 2011. Any borrowings will bear interest at certain rates based upon our then current ratio of total debt to consolidated EBITDA. The credit facility also requires the payment of a commitment fee, expressed as a percentage per annum on any unused commitment because we have not drawn any funds against it as of June 30, 2006.
     The credit facility contains certain financial covenants requiring us to meet financial ratios and contains operating covenants which, among other things, impose some limitations with respect to additional indebtedness, investments, dividends and prepayments of subordinated indebtedness, transactions with affiliates, asset sales, mergers and consolidations, liens and other matters customarily addressed in such agreements. The credit facility also contains customary events of default, including payment defaults, material inaccuracies in representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to certain other agreements, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, ERISA events, judgment defaults in excess of specified amounts, failure of any guaranty supporting the credit facility to be in full force and effect, and a change in control.
     From an investing perspective, we used $138.1 million of cash during the year ended June 30, 2006. We used $100.0 million (net of cash received) for the acquisition of PhoneCharge, $18.1 (net of cash received) for the acquisition of Aphelion, $18.0 million (net of cash received) for the acquisition of IDS, $48.1 million for capital expenditures, $4.0 million for the change in other assets, $3.2 million for our investment in OneVu, and $0.9 million for the capitalization of software development costs. We generated $35.7 million from net purchases and sales of investments and $18.6 million from the disposal of our M-Solutions business.
     From a financing perspective, we used $4.0 million of cash during the year ended June 30, 2006. We used $33.6 million for the repurchase of 707,732 shares of our common stock, $2.5 million for principal payments under capital leases and other long-term obligations, and $1.1 million to prepay financing fees for our new revolving credit facility. We received $31.1 million in combined proceeds from the exercise of employee stock options and the purchase of our common stock under our employee stock purchase plan, including tax benefits and $2.0 million in financing toward the construction of up to two data centers.
     While the timing of cash payments and collections will cause fluctuations from quarter to quarter and the level of capital expenditures could change, we expect to generate between $190.0 million and $195.0 million of free cash flow for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, exclusive of the net change in settlement assets and liabilities, less capital expenditures, plus data center reimbursements. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” for further discussion of this measure.
     On April 13, 2006, we also entered into a series of financing and leasing arrangements (the “Agreements”) with a consortium of banks for the purpose of leasing up to two data centers. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreements, SunTrust is required to purchase a fee simple interest in certain parcels of real property (the “Properties”) specified by CheckFree Services Corporation (“CheckFree Services”), our wholly owned operating company, and CheckFree Services, as construction agent for SunTrust, is required to construct data center facilities (the “Facilities”) on the Properties. The funding for the acquisition of the Properties and the construction of the Facilities will be provided by SunTrust and certain financial institutions. The aggregate limit on the funding to be provided by SunTrust and the financial institutions is $100.0 million. We have drawn $3.3 million against this facility as of June 30, 2006 at an average interest rate of 5.85%.
     During construction and after completion of the Facilities, SunTrust will lease the Properties and the Facilities to CheckFree Services pursuant to the terms of the Agreements. CheckFree Services will make minimum lease payments beginning upon completion of construction that will vary based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus a spread. The lease agreements will expire on April 12, 2013, unless terminated earlier pursuant to the terms of the lease agreements.

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     Upon expiration of the Agreements, CheckFree Services must elect to: (i) purchase the Facilities and Properties from SunTrust for a defined amount; (ii) request a five year renewal of the lease agreements (maximum of two such five year renewals provided for), subject to the approval and consent of SunTrust and the Lenders; or (iii) sell the Facilities and Properties as agent for SunTrust, provided that certain conditions are satisfied (the “Remarketing Option”).
     If CheckFree Services chooses the Remarketing Option, various outcomes may occur under the Agreements, but if the net cash proceeds of any sale are less than an amount equal to the aggregate sum of the outstanding amounts funded by SunTrust and all other lenders, all accrued and unpaid interest on the loans, all unpaid fees owing to SunTrust and any other lender under the operative documents, and all other amounts owing to SunTrust and all other lenders under the lease agreements (the “Outstanding Amounts”), CheckFree Services will be required to pay SunTrust the difference between the sale proceeds and the Outstanding Amounts, but in no event more than approximately 83% of the Outstanding Amounts. If the net proceeds received from a third party for the Properties and Facilities, or a given Property and Facility, are in excess of the Outstanding Amounts or the Outstanding Amounts related to the specific Property and Facility, the excess shall be paid to CheckFree Services. SunTrust or the Agent may reject a third party purchase offer for the Properties and Facilities or a given Property and Facility under certain conditions.
     The Agreements contain certain financial covenants requiring us to meet certain financial ratios and contains certain operating covenants which, among other things, impose certain limitations with respect to additional indebtedness, investments, dividends and prepayments of subordinated indebtedness, transactions with affiliates, asset sales, mergers and consolidations, liens and other matters customarily addressed in such agreements.
     Our agreement to use a bank routing number to process payments contains certain financial covenants related to tangible net worth, cash flow coverage, debt service coverage and maximum levels of debt to cash flow, as defined. We were in compliance with all covenants as of June 30, 2006, and do not anticipate any change in the foreseeable future.
     The following table represents a summary of our current contractual obligations and commercial commitments, which may assist in understanding our expected cash commitments from various obligations we have entered into over time:
                                         
    Payments Due Year Ended June 30,  
                    2008 to     2010 to        
Contractual Obligations   Total     2007     2009     2011     Thereafter  
    (In thousands)  
Operating leases
  $ 102,406     $ 17,892     $ 32,097     $ 21,739     $ 30,678  
Capital lease obligations
    425       358       67              
Other long-term obligations
    38,984       5,728       28,912       1,231       3,113  
 
                             
Total contractual obligations
  $ 141,815     $ 23,978     $ 61,076     $ 22,970     $ 33,791  
 
                             
     Over the next two years we expect to spend material amounts for data center construction, however, as of June 30, 2006, we are not yet obligated for such costs.
     We anticipate that our cash flows from operations along with our line of credit facility will be sufficient to satisfy these obligations.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
     We supplement our reporting of cash flow information determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) by using “free cash flow” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as a measure to evaluate our liquidity. We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, exclusive of the net change in settlement accounts and less capital expenditures, plus data center reimbursements. We believe free cash flow provides useful information to management and investors in

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understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. We also use free cash flow as a factor in determining long-term incentive compensation for senior management.
     We exclude the net change in settlement accounts from free cash flow because we believe this facilitates management’s and investors’ ability to analyze operating cash flow trends. In connection with our walk-in payment business, our consolidated balance sheet reflects settlement assets and settlement obligations. The settlement assets represent payment receipts in transit to us from agents, and the settlement obligations represent scheduled but unpaid payments due to billers. Balances in settlement accounts fluctuate daily based on deposit timing and payment transaction volume. These timing differences are not reflective of our liquidity, and thus, we exclude the net change in settlement accounts from free cash flow.
     As a technology company, we make significant capital expenditures in order to update our technology and to remain competitive. Our free cash flow reflects the amount of cash we generated that remains, after we have met those operational needs, for the evaluation and execution of strategic initiatives such as acquisitions, stock and/or debt repurchases and other investing and financing activities, including servicing additional debt obligations. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, we entered into a credit facility to finance the construction of data centers. Amounts we spend to construct these data centers are included in our capital expenditures, but will be fully reimbursed by the credit facility. The reimbursements from the credit facility are added to our free cash flow measure because these expenditures do not impact our overall liquidity. The data center reimbursements line represents a change to our definition of free cash flow as of the quarter ended June 30, 2006.
     Free cash flow does not solely represent residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures, as certain of our non-discretionary obligations are also funded out of free cash flow. These consist primarily of payments on capital leases and other long-term commitments, if any, as reflected in the table entitled “Contractual Obligations” in the “Liquidity and Capital Resources” section of “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained herein.
     Our free cash flow for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, is calculated as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Cash provided by operating activities
  $ 213,602     $ 206,095  
Excluding: Net change in settlement accounts
    3,430       (153 )
Less:          Capital expenditures
    (48,096 )     (33,893 )
Plus:           Data Center Reimbursements
    2,046        
 
           
Free cash flow
  $ 170,982     $ 172,049  
 
           
     Net cash used in investing activities for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, was $138.1 million and $215.9 million, respectively. Net cash used in financing activities was $4.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2006, and $24.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2005.
     Our free cash flow should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net cash provided by operating activities or any other amount determined in accordance with GAAP. Further, our measure of free cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
     In July 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”), which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in tax positions. This Interpretation requires that we recognize in our financial statements, the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not of being sustained on audit, based on the technical merits of the position. The provisions of FIN 48 are effective as of the beginning of our 2008 fiscal year, with the cumulative effect of the change in accounting principle recorded as an adjustment to opening retained earnings. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting FIN 48 on our consolidated financial statements.

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     In March 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 156, “Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets” (“SFAS 156”). SFAS 156 provides relief for entities that use derivatives to economically hedge fluctuations in the fair value of their servicing rights and changes how gains and losses are computed in certain transfers or securitizations. SFAS 156 is effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year that begins after September 15, 2006. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 156 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In February 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 155, “Accounting for Certain Hybrid Financial Instruments” (“SFAS 155”). SFAS 155 allows financial instruments that have embedded derivatives to be accounted for as a whole, eliminating the need to bifurcate the derivative from its host, if the holder elects to account for the whole instrument on a fair value basis. This Statement is effective for all financial instruments acquired or issued after the beginning of an entity’s first fiscal year that begins after September 15, 2006. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 155 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In November 2005, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) FSP FAS 115-1 and FAS 124-1, “The Meaning of Other-Than-Temporary Impairment and Its Application to Certain Investments” (“FSP 115-1”), which provides guidance on determining when investments in certain debt and equity securities are considered impaired, whether that impairment is other-than-temporary, and on measuring such impairment loss. FSP 115-1 also includes accounting considerations subsequent to the recognition of an other-than-temporary impairment and requires certain disclosures about unrealized losses that have not been recognized as other-than-temporary impairments. FSP 115-1 is required to be applied to reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2005, and is required to be adopted by us for the third quarter of fiscal 2006. The adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In March 2005, the FASB issued FASB Interpretation No. 47, “Accounting for Conditional Assets Retirement Obligations—An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143” (“FIN 47”). FIN 47 requires an entity to recognize a liability for the fair value of a conditional asset retirement obligation when incurred if the liability’s fair value can be reasonably estimated. FIN 47 is effective no later than the end of fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005 and, therefore, is applicable to us for the year ended June 30, 2006. The adoption of FIN 47 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     In December 2004, the FASB issued FSP 109-2, “Accounting and Disclosure Guidance for the Foreign Earnings Repatriation Provision within the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004” (“FSP 109-2”). FSP 109-2 provides guidance under FAS 109 with respect to recording the potential impact of the repatriation provisions of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the “Jobs Act”) on enterprises’ income tax expense and deferred tax liability. The Jobs Act was enacted on October 22, 2004. FSP 109-2 states that an enterprise is allowed time beyond the financial reporting period of enactment to evaluate the effect of the Jobs Act on its plan for reinvestment or repatriation of foreign earnings for purposes of applying FAS 109. We have not yet completed our evaluation of the impact of the repatriation provisions of the Jobs Act. Accordingly, as provided for in FSP 109-2, we have not adjusted our income tax provision or deferred tax liabilities to reflect the repatriation provisions of the Jobs Act.
     In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS 153, “Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets” (“SFAS 153”). This Statement addresses the measurement of exchanges of nonmonetary assets. The guidance in APB Opinion No. 29, “Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions” (“APB 29”), is based on the principle that exchanges of nonmonetary assets should be measured based on the fair value of the assets exchanged. The guidance in APB 29, however, included certain exceptions to that principle. SFAS 153 amends APB 29 to eliminate the exception for nonmonetary exchanges of similar productive assets and replaces it with a general exception for exchanges of nonmonetary assets that do not have commercial substance. A nonmonetary exchange has commercial substance if the future cash flows of the entity are expected to change significantly as a result of the exchange. This Statement is effective for financial statements for fiscal periods beginning after June 15, 2005. Earlier application is permitted for nonmonetary asset exchanges incurred during fiscal years beginning after the date this Statement is issued. The adoption of this Statement does not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     EITF Issue No. 06-3, “How Taxes Collected from Customers and Remitted to Governmental Authorities Should Be Presented in the Income Statement (That Is, Gross versus Net Presentation)” (“EITF 06-3”), requires that entities should present these taxes in the income statement on either a gross or net basis, based on their accounting

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policy. If such taxes are significant, and are presented on a gross basis, the amounts of those taxes should be disclosed. The consensus is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2006. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting EITF 06-3 on our consolidated financial statements.
Recent Development
     On August 29, 2006, we entered into an agreement with Microsoft terminating the stockholder agreement, dated as of September 1, 2000, that gave Microsoft the right to designate for election a director to our board. As a result of the termination, Microsoft will cease to be considered a related party for financial statement purposes.
Application of Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Critical accounting policies are those policies that are both important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations, and they require our most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain.
     Discussion with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. In determining which of our accounting policies and estimates warranted disclosure as critical in nature, our senior financial management team prepares an analysis of our accounting policies and reviews the policies in detail with our Audit Committee. After discussing the level of management judgment required to comply with our accounting policies, the Audit Committee agrees with us that the following accounting policies are deemed to be critical in nature and should be disclosed as such.
     Accounting for Goodwill. Over the past several years, we have acquired a number of businesses and the electronic billing and payment assets of Bank of America, which resulted in significant goodwill balances. As of June 30, 2006, the balance of goodwill on our consolidated balance sheet totaled $734.6 million and is spread across our three business segments as follows:
    Electronic Commerce of $659.8 million;
 
    Software of $62.7 million; and
 
    Investment Services of $12.1 million.
     In accordance with FAS 142, we evaluate goodwill for impairment no less than annually by comparing the carrying value of each reporting unit to its fair value using a two-step impairment test. If the carrying amount of reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. The estimate of a reporting unit’s fair value requires the use of assumptions and estimates regarding the reporting unit’s future cash flows, growth rates and weighted average cost of capital. Assumed growth rates ranged from 0% to 20% and varied by reporting unit based upon near and medium term growth opportunities. The assumed weighted average cost of capital approximated 13% to 15%. Any significant adverse changes in key assumptions about these businesses and their prospects or an adverse change in market conditions may cause a change in the estimation of fair value and could result in an impairment charge. We have approximately $734.2 million of goodwill as of June 30, 2006, none of which is considered impaired, based on recent impairment testing. Given the significance of goodwill, an adverse change to the estimated fair value could result in an impairment charge that could be material to our financial statements.
     We perform our annual goodwill impairment review as of April 30 of each year. No indicators of impairment were evident during our review for fiscal year 2006.
     Intangible Assets Exclusive of Goodwill. We have recorded intangible assets that were initially recognized as a result of business combinations. The intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line method over their estimated useful lives. We evaluate, for impairment, the carrying value of acquired intangible assets by comparing

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the carrying value to the anticipated future undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated from the use of the intangible asset. If an intangible asset is impaired, the asset is written down to fair value. Intangible assets are evaluated in light of actual results from operations and related cash flows to ensure that the carrying value of these intangible assets is recoverable. Significant changes in our results from operations could result in an impairment charge. We have approximately $172.4 million of intangible assets, exclusive of goodwill, as of June 30, 2006. Given the significance of intangibles, adverse changes to our operations could result in an impairment charge that could be material to the financial statements.
     Equity Instruments Issued to Customers. Within our Electronic Commerce segment, from time to time, we have determined it appropriate to issue warrants to certain of our customers to provide an incentive for them to achieve mutually beneficial long-term objectives. These objectives can take the form of performance against long-term growth targets, such as the number of the third-party’s customers that become active bill paying subscribers of our service or the number of bills distributed electronically to the third party’s customers. Accounting standards for these types of warrants require us to record a charge when it becomes probable that the warrants will vest. For milestone-based warrants the amount of the charge would be the fair value of the portion of the warrants earned by the customer based on their progress towards achieving the milestone(s) required to vest in the warrants. At each reporting date, we would determine the current fair value of the portion of the warrants previously earned and true-up the charges previously recorded. In addition, we would record a charge for the fair value of the additional portion of the warrants earned during that period, again based on the customer’s progress towards the vesting milestones. This would continue until the warrants vest, at which time a final fair value is determined and the charge is adjusted accordingly. At the time we issued these warrants, accounting standards in place indicated that the charge for these type warrants be recorded as an expense. Since then, the EITF issued EITF 01-09. This guidance became effective for financial statements issued after December 15, 2001, and is retroactively applied to existing equity instruments previously issued. It requires that the charge for the fair value of these types of warrants be recorded against revenue up to the cumulative amount of revenue recognized for a customer instead of to expense as was previously the case. Management must use judgment in determining when the vesting of a warrant becomes probable. As of June 30, 2006, we had five million unvested warrants outstanding that expire in October 2010 that could potentially result in a charge against our revenue that could be material to our financial statements.
     Income Taxes and Deferred Income Taxes. We are subject to periodic audits of our income tax returns by federal, state and local agencies. The Internal Revenue Service is currently conducting an audit of our income tax returns for tax years June 30, 2004 and 2005. These audits include questions regarding our tax filing positions, including the timing and amount of deductions and the allocation of income among various tax jurisdictions. In evaluating the exposures associated with our various tax filing positions, including state and local taxes, we record reserves for what we identify as probable exposures. A number of years may elapse before a particular matter for which we have established a reserve is audited and fully resolved. We have also established a valuation allowance for state and foreign loss carryforwards, as well as foreign credit carryforwards as we believe that it is more likely than not that the tax benefits of these items will not be realized. The estimate of our tax contingencies reserve contains uncertainty because management must use judgment to estimate the exposures associated with various tax filing positions. To make these judgments, we make determinations about the likelihood that the specific taxing authority may challenge the tax deductions that we have taken on our tax return. Based on information about other tax settlements, we estimate amounts that we may settle with taxing authorities in order to conclude audits. To the extent we prevail in matters for which reserves have been established, or are required to pay amounts in excess of our reserves, our effective tax rate in a given financial statement period could be materially affected. An unfavorable tax settlement would require use of our cash and result in an increase in our effective rate in the year of resolution. A favorable tax settlement would be recognized as a reduction in our effective tax rate in the year of resolution. When we establish or reduce the valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets, our income tax expense will increase or decrease, respectively, in the period such determination is made. As of June 30, 2006, we had established tax reserves of $9.6 million and a valuation allowance of $3.3 million. As of June 30, 2006, we have $49.6 million of deferred income tax assets recorded on our consolidated balance sheet, $7.3 million of which are recorded in the current asset section of our consolidated balance sheet, and $45.2 million of which are recorded in the long term asset section of our consolidated balance sheet, and $3.0 million of long-term deferred tax liabilities in accordance with GAAP. While our current projections indicate we will be able to fully utilize our remaining deferred income tax benefits, should competitive pressures or other business risks result in a significant variance to our projected taxable income, we could be required to establish a valuation allowance for our remaining deferred tax asset balances.

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     Investments. A large portion of our investments is reflected at fair value in our consolidated balance sheets based on quoted market prices or estimates from independent pricing services. Changes in estimated future cash flows or an issuer’s credit quality will result in changes in fair value estimates. Fixed maturity securities classified as available-for-sale are carried at fair value and the impact of changes in fair value are recorded as an unrealized gain or loss in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet. In addition, fixed maturity securities are subject to our review to identify when a decline in value is other-than-temporary. Factors we consider in determining whether a decline in value is other-than-temporary include: whether the decline is substantial; the duration of the decline, generally greater than six months; the reasons for the decline in value; whether it is a credit event or whether it is interest rate related; our ability and intent to hold the investment for a period of time that will allow for a recovery in value; and the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer. When it is determined that a decline in value is other-than-temporary, the carrying value of the security is reduced to its estimated fair value, with a corresponding charge to earnings. This corresponding charge is referred to as an impairment and is reflected in our consolidated statement of operations. The level of impairment losses can be expected to increase when economic conditions worsen and decrease when economic conditions improve.
Inflation
     We believe the effects of inflation have not had a significant impact on our results of operations.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K include certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding our and management’s intent, belief and expectations, such as statements concerning our future profitability and our operating and growth strategy. Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements contained in this Annual Report and in other statements we make involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the factors set forth under the caption “Item 1A. Risk Factors” included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and other factors detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. One or more of these factors have affected, and in the future could affect, our businesses and financial results in the future and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our objectives and plans will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are based on information presently available to our management. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
     With our acquisitions of BlueGill in April 2000, HelioGraph in November 2003 and Accurate in April 2005, we now maintain multiple offices in the United Kingdom, as well as offices in Luxembourg and Australia. As a result, we have assets and liabilities outside the United States that are subject to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We utilize pounds sterling as the functional currency for the United Kingdom, the Euro as the functional currency for Luxembourg and the Australian dollar as the functional currency for Australia. Due to the relatively immaterial nature of the amounts involved, our economic exposure from fluctuations in foreign exchange rates is not significant enough at this time to engage in a formal hedging program that uses various financial instruments to mitigate this risk.

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     While our international sales represented approximately five percent of our consolidated revenues for the year ended June 30, 2006, we market, sell and license our products throughout the world. As a result, our future revenue could be somewhat affected by weak economic conditions in foreign markets that could reduce demand for our products.
     Our exposure to interest rate risk includes the yield we earn on invested cash, cash equivalents and investments and interest-based revenue earned on products such as our ABT product. Our outstanding lease obligations primarily carry fixed interest rates.
     As part of processing certain types of transactions, we earn interest from the time money is collected from our customers until the time payment is made to merchants. These revenues, which are generated from trust account balances not included in our consolidated balance sheet, are included in processing and servicing revenue. We use derivative financial instruments to manage the variability of cash flows related to this interest rate sensitive portion of processing and servicing revenue. Accordingly, we enter into interest rate swaps to effectively fix the interest rate on a portion of our interest rate sensitive revenue. As of June 30, 2006, we entered into interest rate swap transactions totaling $75.0 million.
     The swaps are designated as cash flow hedges, and they are recorded in our consolidated balance sheet at fair value. Because of the high degree of effectiveness between the interest rate swaps and underlying interest rate sensitive revenue, fluctuations in the fair value of the swaps are generally offset by the changes resulting from the variability of cash flows from the underlying interest rate sensitive revenue. A 1% increase in interest rates would decrease the fair value of derivatives by about $60,000. The decline in fair value of the swap would also result in a decrease in net cash inflows from our interest rate swaps.
     Our investment policy does not allow us to enter into derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes. We maintain a system of internal controls that includes policies and procedures covering the authorization, reporting and monitoring of derivative activity. Further, the policy allows us to enter into derivative contracts only with counter-parties that meet certain credit rating and/or financial stability criteria. The counter-parties to these contracts are major financial institutions, and we believe the risk of loss is remote.
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
     The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm and our Consolidated Financial Statements as of June 30, 2006 and 2005, and for each of the years in the three year period ended June 30, 2006, follow:

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM ON INTERNAL
CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries
Norcross, Georgia
We have audited management’s assessment, included in the accompanying Management Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, that CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. As described in Management Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, management excluded from their assessment the internal control over financial reporting at PhoneCharge, Inc. (“PhoneCharge”), which was acquired on January 1, 2006 and whose financial statements reflect total assets and revenues constituting 6.4 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively, of the related consolidated financial statement amounts as of and for the year ended June 30, 2006. Accordingly, our audit did not include the internal control over financial reporting at PhoneCharge. The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assessment and an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, evaluating management’s assessment, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions.
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company’s board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion, management’s assessment that the Company maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2006, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Also in our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2006, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries as of June 30, 2006, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year ended June 30, 2006, and the consolidated financial statement schedule listed in the index at Item 15, and our report dated

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September 8, 2006 expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements and financial statement schedule and included an explanatory paragraph regarding the adoption of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(R), “Share Based Payment.”
(DELOITTE & TOUCH LLP)
Atlanta, Georgia
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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries
Norcross, Georgia
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries as of June 30, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2006. Our audit also included the financial statement schedule, listed in the Index at Item 15. These financial statements and financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and financial statement schedule based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of CheckFree Corporation and Subsidiaries at June 30, 2006 and 2005, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2006 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also, in our opinion, such financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein.
As described in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123(R), “Share Based Payment”, effective July 1, 2005, based on the modified prospective application transition method.
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2006, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated September 8, 2006, expressed an unqualified opinion on management’s assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and an unqualified opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
(DELOITTE & TOUCH LLP)
Atlanta, Georgia
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CHECKFREE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands, except  
    share and per share data)  
ASSETS
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 173,083     $ 101,272  
Settlement assets
    107,128       73,675  
Investments
    144,530       196,805  
Accounts receivable, net
    146,605       122,158  
Accounts receivable, related parties
          5,775  
Prepaid expenses and other assets
    39,810       26,258  
Deferred income taxes
    7,311       10,407  
 
           
Total current assets
    618,467       536,350  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, Net
    100,217       89,273  
OTHER ASSETS:
               
Capitalized software, net
    3,755       6,175  
Goodwill
    734,591       656,174  
Strategic agreements, net
    106,005       147,448  
Other intangible assets, net
    62,416       30,935  
Investments
    78,559       62,996  
Other noncurrent assets
    8,372       4,600  
Deferred income taxes
    45,240       35,648  
Investment in joint venture
    407       317  
 
           
Total other assets
    1,039,345       944,293  
 
           
Total assets
  $ 1,758,029     $ 1,569,916  
 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 16,967     $ 11,444  
Settlement obligations
    103,732       73,919  
Accrued liabilities
    74,366       72,189  
Current portion of long-term obligations
    767       476  
Deferred revenue
    40,301       39,051  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    236,133       197,079  
ACCRUED RENT AND OTHER
    3,844       4,324  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES
    2,964       4,967  
DEFERRED REVENUE
    3,021       1,742  
CAPITAL LEASE AND LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS – Less current portion
    28,432       25,389  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 11)
               
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
               
Preferred stock- 50,000,000 authorized shares, $0.01 par value; no amounts issued or outstanding
           
Common stock- 500,000,000 authorized shares, $0.01 par value; issued and outstanding 90,867,834 and 90,257,704 shares, respectively
    909       903  
Additional paid-in-capital
    2,482,309       2,469,184  
Unearned compensation
          (6,168 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (1,593 )     (2,251 )
Accumulated deficit
    (997,990 )     (1,125,253 )
 
           
Total stockholders’ equity
    1,483,635       1,336,415  
 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 1,758,029     $ 1,569,916  
 
           
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CHECKFREE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                         
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands, except  
    share and per share data)  
REVENUES:
                       
Processing and servicing:
                       
Third parties
  $ 735,840     $ 627,541     $ 481,589  
Related parties
    18,236       33,000       41,500  
 
                 
Total processing and servicing
    754,076       660,541       523,089  
License fees
    35,196       28,458       23,912  
Maintenance fees
    42,218       31,231       28,271  
Professional fees
    47,912       29,617       23,955  
 
                 
Total revenues
    879,402       749,847       599,227  
EXPENSES:
                       
Cost of processing, servicing and support
    342,535       296,912       244,429  
Research and development
    101,854       80,039       64,035  
Sales and marketing
    87,418       69,106       50,783  
General and administrative
    61,948       57,486       43,724  
Depreciation and amortization
    99,530       175,719       176,430  
In-process research and development
                324  
Reorganization charge
          5,585        
 
                 
Total expenses
    693,285       684,847       579,725  
 
                 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSE
    186,117       65,000       19,502  
OTHER:
                       
Equity in net loss of joint venture
    (3,100 )     (2,984 )     (593 )
Interest income
    13,441       8,809       5,693  
Interest expense
    (986 )     (1,094 )     (13,164 )
Gain on investments
          592        
 
                 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES
    195,472       70,323       11,438  
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
    74,455       24,560       1,088  
 
                 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
    121,017       45,763       10,350  
Earnings from discontinued operations before income taxes (including a gain on disposal of $12,821 in 2006)
    14,310       1,518       292  
Income tax expense on discontinued operations
    8,064       480       107  
 
                 
INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
    6,246       1,038       185  
 
                 
NET INCOME
  $ 127,263     $ 46,801     $ 10,535  
 
                 
BASIC INCOME PER SHARE:
                       
Income per share from continuing operations
  $ 1.33     $ 0.51     $ 0.12  
Income per share from discontinued operations
    0.07       0.01       0.00  
 
                 
Total basic income per share
  $ 1.40     $ 0.52     $ 0.12  
 
                 
Weighted average number of shares
    90,984,495       90,767,054       89,869,760  
 
                 
DILUTED INCOME PER SHARE:
                       
Income per share from continuing operations
  $ 1.29     $ 0.49     $ 0.11  
Income per share from discontinued operations
    0.07       0.01       0.00  
 
                 
Total diluted income per share
  $ 1.36     $ 0.50     $ 0.11  
 
                 
Weighted average number of shares
    93,708,295       92,914,597       91,864,490  
 
                 
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CHECKFREE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
                                 
    Number of     Number of              
    Shares of     Shares of     Common     Additional  
    Common     Treasury     Stock at     Paid-In  
    Stock     Stock     Par     Capital  
    (In thousands, except share data)  
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2003
    89,266,370           $ 893     $ 2,449,374  
Net income
                       
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of
      tax
                       
Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation
                       
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
                       
Total comprehensive loss
                       
Stock options exercised
    571,844             6       7,150  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
and warrants
                      2,621  
Employee stock purchases
    176,868             2       3,299  
401(k) match
    149,844             1       6,213  
Equity-based compensation
                      2,405  
 
                       
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2004
    90,164,926             902       2,471,062  
Net income
                       
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of
tax
                       
Unrealized loss on foreign currency translation
                       
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
                       
Total comprehensive income
                       
Stock options exercised
    710,396             7       10,200  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
                      4,028  
Employee stock purchases
    165,098             2       3,995  
Treasury shares acquired
          (891,200 )            
Treasury shares retired
    (891,200 )     891,200       (9 )     (33,451 )
401(k) match
    108,484             1       3,069  
Unearned compensation
                      8,721  
Amortization of unearned compensation
                       
Equity-based compensation
                      1,560  
 
                       
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2005
    90,257,704             903       2,469,184  
Net income
                       
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax
                       
Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation
                       
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
                       
Total comprehensive income
                       
Stock options exercised
    1,113,286             11       23,747  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
                      8,907  
Employee stock purchases
    122,334             1       4,066  
Treasury shares acquired
          (707,732 )            
Treasury shares retired
    (707,732 )     707,732       (7 )     (33,593 )
401(k) match
    82,242             1       4,053  
Reclassification of unearned compensation
                      (6,168 )
Equity-based compensation
                      12,113  
 
                       
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2006
    90,867,834           $ 909     $ 2,482,309  
 
                       
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CHECKFREE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
                                         
    Accumulated                              
    Other     Treasury                     Total  
    Comprehensive     Stock     Unearned     Accumulated     Stockholders’  
    Income (Loss)     At Cost     Compensation     Deficit     Equity  
    (In thousands, except share data)  
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2003
  $ 471     $     $     $ (1,182,589 )   $ 1,268,149  
Net income
                      10,535       10,535  
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of
tax
    (709 )                       (709 )
Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation
    54                         54  
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
    (544 )                       (544 )
 
                                     
Total comprehensive loss
                            9,336  
Stock options exercised
                            7,156  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
and warrants
                            2,621  
Employee stock purchases
                            3,301  
401(k) match
                            6,214  
Equity-based compensation
                            2,405  
 
                             
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2004
    (728 )                 (1,172,054 )     1,299,182  
Net income
                      46,801       46,801  
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of
tax
    (174 )                       (174 )
Unrealized loss on foreign currency translation
    (800 )                       (800 )
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
    (549 )                       (549 )
 
                                     
Total comprehensive income
                            45,278  
Stock options exercised
                            10,207  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
                            4,028  
Employee stock purchases
                            3,997  
Treasury shares acquired
          (33,460 )                 (33,460 )
Treasury shares retired
          33,460                    
401(k) match
                            3,070  
Unearned compensation
                (8,721 )            
Amortization of unearned compensation
                2,553             2,553  
Equity-based compensation
                            1,560  
 
                             
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2005
    (2,251 )           (6,168 )     (1,125,253 )     1,336,415  
Net income
                      127,263       127,263  
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax
    (1,015 )                       (1,015 )
Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation
    687                         687  
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax
    986                         986  
 
                                     
Total comprehensive income
                            127,921  
Stock options exercised
                            23,758  
Tax benefit associated with exercise of stock options
                            8,907  
Employee stock purchases
                            4,067  
Treasury shares acquired
          (33,600 )                 (33,600 )
Treasury shares retired
          33,600                    
401(k) match
                            4,054  
Reclassification of unearned compensation
                6,168              
Equity-based compensation
                            12,113  
 
                             
BALANCE— JUNE 30, 2006
  $ (1,593 )   $     $     $ (997,990 )   $ 1,483,635  
 
                             
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CHECKFREE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                         
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Net income
  $ 127,263     $ 46,801     $ 10,535  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Equity in net loss of joint venture
    3,100       2,984       593  
Depreciation and amortization
    100,020       176,598       177,582  
Deferred income tax benefit
    (8,021 )     (13,701 )     (12,930 )
Gain on investments
          (592 )      
Equity-based compensation
    17,177       8,193       5,569  
Gain on sale of business
    (12,821 )            
Net loss on disposition of property and equipment
    418       277       487  
Write off of in-process research and development
                324  
Write off of convertible notes issuance costs
                2,407  
Change in certain assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions):
                       
Settlement assets and obligations
    (3,430 )     153       (193 )
Accounts receivable
    (17,367 )     (11,994 )     (12,874 )
Prepaid expenses and other
    (9,772 )     (6,211 )     3,495  
Accounts payable
    3,547       (1,750 )     11  
Accrued liabilities and other
    7,640       4,238       (2,308 )
Deferred revenue
    5,848       1,099       (1,639 )
 
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities
    213,602       206,095       171,059  
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Purchase of property and software
    (48,096 )     (33,893 )     (23,482 )
Proceeds from sale of business
    18,593              
Capitalization of software development costs
    (875 )     (1,706 )     (2,817 )
Purchases of investments — Held-to-maturity
                (511 )
Proceeds from maturities of investments — Held-to-maturity
                34,253  
Purchases of investments — Available-for-sale
    (429,949 )     (380,672 )     (240,919 )
Proceeds from maturities of investments — Available-for-sale
    466,011       262,704       255,972  
Purchase of other investments
    (573 )     (223 )     (74 )
Proceeds from other investments
    162       26       11  
Decrease in restricted investments
                3,000  
Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired
    (136,143 )     (54,934 )     (122,322 )
Investment in joint venture
    (3,190 )     (2,818 )     (1,212 )
Changes in other assets
    (4,016 )     (4,339 )     (5,314 )
 
                 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (138,076 )     (215,855 )     (103,415 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
                       
Principal payments under capital lease and other long-term obligations
    (2,469 )     (5,108 )     (5,575 )
Proceeds from stock options exercised
    23,758       10,207       7,156  
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan
    4,377       4,248       3,453  
Payment of deferred financing fees
    (1,095 )            
Proceeds from data center facility
    2,046              
Treasury shares acquired
    (33,600 )     (33,460 )      
Excess tax benefit from equity based compensation
    3,012              
Redemption of convertible notes
                (172,500 )
Increase in long-term deposits
                25,000  
 
                 
Net cash used in financing activities
    (3,971 )     (24,113 )     (142,466 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    256       313       296  
 
                 
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND
                       
CASH EQUIVALENTS
    71,811       (33,560 )     (74,526 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
                       
Beginning of period
    101,272       134,832       209,358  
 
                 
End of period
  $ 173,083     $ 101,272     $ 134,832  
 
                 
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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
All references to “we,” “us” and “our” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K mean CheckFree Corporation and all entities owned or controlled by CheckFree Corporation, except where it is made clear that the term only means the parent company.
Organization — CheckFree Corporation is the parent company of CheckFree Services Corporation (“CheckFree Services”), the principal operating company of our business. CheckFree Services was founded in 1981 and is a leading provider of financial electronic commerce products and services. See Note 20 for a description of our business segments.
Principles of Consolidation — The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the results of our operations and the results of our wholly owned subsidiaries. Our majority owned subsidiary, CheckFree Management Corporation, merged into CheckFree Services Corporation effective June 30, 2004. We have eliminated all significant intercompany transactions.
Use of Estimates — The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The preparation of our financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect our reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of our financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during our reporting period. Our actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents — We consider all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
Investments — We have certain investments in marketable debt securities that are classified as available-for-sale in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) 115, “Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities” (“SFAS 115”). Beginning with the quarter ended September 30, 2002, we started investing in available-for-sale securities. Our available-for-sale investments are recorded at fair value and changes in fair value are recorded as unrealized gains and losses in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet.
We have certain other investments in venture capital investment portfolio funds as well as equity and debt securities that are accounted for under the cost method. Under the cost method of accounting, investments are carried at cost and are adjusted only for other-than-temporary declines in fair value, distributions of earnings and additional investments. We periodically evaluate whether declines in fair value of our other investments are other-than-temporary. In performing this evaluation, we consider various factors including any decline in market price, and where available, the investee’s financial condition, results of operations, operating trends and other financial ratios.
We have received equity instruments in connection with agreements with certain partners. In such cases, our initial cost was determined based on the estimated fair value of the equity instruments received. Subsequent changes in the fair value of these equity instruments are accounted for in accordance with the investment policies described above.
In April 2004, we announced a joint venture, OneVu Limited (“OneVu”), with Voca Limited (“Voca”), in the United Kingdom to create an integrated electronic billing and payment network for billers and banks in the United Kingdom. We have a 50% equity interest in OneVu, therefore, we account for our interest in OneVu under the equity method of accounting. We provided 100% of OneVu’s necessary working capital requirements during its formative stage, and therefore, the equity in net loss of OneVu represents 100% of the loss incurred by OneVu through March 31, 2006. In March 2006, we entered into an additional funding arrangement with Voca related to OneVu whereby both joint venture partners contributed approximately $830,000 in exchange for a security interest subordinate to our previous funding. OneVu obtained a line of credit facility from a bank in the amount of approximately $2.7 million. Accordingly, beginning in April 2006, we continued to record the operations of OneVu on the equity basis of accounting recognizing only 50% of the results of operations of OneVu. During the three years ended June 30, 2006, we invested $7,220,000 in the joint venture.

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Settlement Assets and Obligations — Amounts receivable from our agents and clients, as well as amounts payable to our agents and clients associated with our walk-in payment services, are classified as settlement assets and obligations. The majority of these assets and obligations result from timing differences between our agents collecting funds from the consumers making the payments and depositing the funds collected into our bank accounts. Settlement assets and obligations arise due to our reporting of transactions to our clients prior to fulfilling the payment obligation.
Concentrations of Credit Risk — Financial instruments that potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash, investments and trade accounts receivable. Excess cash is invested through banks, mutual funds and brokerage houses primarily in highly liquid securities. We have investment policies and procedures that limit any concentration of credit risk with single issuers. With respect to accounts receivable, we do not generally require collateral and believe that any credit risk is substantially mitigated by the nature of our customers and reasonably short collection terms. We maintain reserves for potential credit losses on customer accounts when deemed necessary.
Derivative Financial Instruments — On July 1, 2000, we adopted SFAS 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” as amended (“SFAS 133”), which requires that all derivative financial instruments be recognized as either assets or liabilities on the balance sheet at fair value. Derivatives that are not hedges are adjusted to fair value through our consolidated statement of operations. If the derivative qualifies as a hedge, depending on the nature of the hedge, changes in the fair value of derivatives are either offset against the change in fair value of assets, liabilities, or firm commitments through earnings or recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet, until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. The ineffective portion of a derivative’s change in fair value is immediately recognized in earnings. We do not enter into derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes.
Property and Equipment — Property and equipment are stated at cost. Property and equipment are depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives as follows: land improvements, building and building improvements, 15 to 30 years; computer equipment, software and furniture, 18 months to seven years. Equipment under capital leases is amortized using the straight-line method over the lesser of their estimated useful lives or the terms of the leases. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the lesser of the estimated useful lives or remaining lease periods.
Capitalized Software — Capitalized software includes purchased technology associated with acquisitions and capitalized internal development costs. Purchased technology is initially recorded based on the fair value ascribed at the time of acquisition. Internal development costs are capitalized in accordance with the provisions of either SFAS 86, “Accounting for the Costs of Computer Software to Be Sold, Leased, or Otherwise Marketed” (“SFAS 86”) or Statement of Position (“SOP”) 98-1, “Accounting for the Costs of Computer Software Developed or Obtained for Internal Use” (“SOP 98-1”). Unamortized capitalized software costs in excess of estimated future net realizable values from a particular product are written down to estimated net realizable value. We determine whether software costs fall under the provisions of SFAS 86 or SOP 98-1 and account for them as follows:
  SFAS 86 — Software development costs incurred prior to the establishment of technological feasibility are expensed as incurred. Software development costs incurred after the technological feasibility of the subject software product has been established are capitalized in accordance with SFAS 86. Capitalized software costs are amortized on a product-by-product basis using either the estimated economic life of the product on a straight-line basis over three to five years, or the current year gross product revenue to the current and anticipated future gross product revenue, whichever produces the greater annual amortization.
 
  SOP 98-1 — Software costs incurred in the preliminary project stage are expensed as incurred. Software costs incurred after the preliminary project stage is complete, we have committed to the project, and it is probable the software will be used to perform the function intended are capitalized in accordance with SOP 98-1. Capitalized software costs are amortized on a product-by-product basis using the estimated economic life of the product on a straight-line basis, generally three to five years. Capitalized software costs not expected to be completed and placed in service are written down to estimated fair value.

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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets — Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired in business combinations accounted for under the purchase method of accounting.
Other intangibles represent identifiable intangible assets purchased in connection with business combinations. The costs of identified intangible assets are generally amortized on a straight-line basis over periods from eight months to ten years.
We perform our annual goodwill impairment review on April 30 of each year. No indicators for impairment were evident during our review for fiscal year 2006.
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets — In accordance with SFAS 144, “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets” (“SFAS 144”), we review long-lived assets for impairment whenever events indicate that their carrying amount may not be recoverable. In such reviews, estimated undiscounted future cash flows associated with these assets or operations are compared with their carrying value to determine if a write-down to fair value is required (normally measured by the expected present value technique).
Transaction Processing — In connection with the timing of our financial transaction processing, we are exposed to credit risk in the event of nonperformance by other parties, such as returns. We utilize credit analysis and other controls to manage our credit risk exposure. We also maintain a reserve for future returns. This reserve is included in accounts receivable on our consolidated balance sheet.
Comprehensive Income (Loss) — We report comprehensive income (loss) in accordance with SFAS 130, “Reporting Comprehensive Income” (“SFAS 130”). This Statement requires disclosure of total non-shareowner changes in equity and its components. Total non-shareowner changes in equity include all changes in equity during a period except those resulting from investments by and distributions to shareowners. The components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet, applicable to us are unrealized gains or losses of available-for-sale securities and derivative instruments, as well as unrealized foreign currency translation differences. Beginning with the quarter ended September 30, 2002, we started investing in available-for-sale securities, and during fiscal year 2004, we amended our investment policy to allow for the use of derivative financial instruments in certain instances. As of June 30, 2006, unrealized foreign currency translation losses of $59,000, gross unrealized gains of $86,000 offset by gross unrealized loss of $2,336,000 from our available-for-sale securities, net of deferred taxes of $823,000, and unrealized loss on interest rate swaps of $167,000, net of deferred taxes of $60,000, have been recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income loss, a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet.
Stock-Based Compensation — On July 1, 2005, we adopted, SFAS 123(R), “Share Based Payment” (“SFAS 123(R)”) using the modified prospective method. SFAS 123(R) requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options and shares purchased under an associate stock purchase plan (if certain parameters are not met), to be recognized in the financial statements based on their fair values and did not change the accounting guidance for share-based payment transactions with parties other than employees provided in SFAS 123, “Accounting for Stock Based Compensation” (“SFAS 123”), as originally issued and Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments That Are Issued to Other Than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling, Goods or Services” (“EITF 96-18”). SFAS 123(R) did not address the accounting for employee share ownership plans, which are subject to SOP 93-6, “Employers’ Accounting for Employee Stock Ownership Plans” (“SOP 93-6”).
Upon our adoption of SFAS 123(R), we began recording compensation cost related to stock options that were unvested as of July 1, 2005, as well as for all new stock option grants after our adoption date. The compensation cost to be recorded is based on the fair value at the grant date. The adoption of SFAS 123(R) did not have an effect on our recognition of compensation expense relating to the vesting of restricted stock grants. SFAS 123(R) required the elimination of unearned compensation (contra-equity account) related to earlier awards against the appropriate equity accounts of our consolidated balance sheet.
Prior to the adoption of SFAS 123(R), cash flows resulting from the tax benefit related to equity-based compensation was presented in our operating cash flows, along with other tax cash flows, in accordance with the provisions of EITF 00-15, “Classification in the Statement of Cash Flows of the Income Tax Benefit Received by a Company upon Exercise of a Nonqualified Employee Stock Option” (“EITF 00-15”). SFAS 123(R) superseded EITF 00-15, amended

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SFAS 95, “Statement of Cash Flows” and requires tax benefits relating to excess equity-based compensation deductions to be prospectively presented in our statement of cash flows as financing cash inflows.
Had compensation cost for our stock-based compensation plans been determined based on the fair value at the grant dates for awards under those plans in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 123, our net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share would have been as follows (in thousands, except per share data):
                 
    Year Ended June 30,  
    2005     2004  
Net income, as reported
  $ 46,801     $ 10,535  
Stock-based compensation included in net income
    3,677       1,828  
Stock-based compensation under SFAS 123(R)
    (9,281 )     (16,589 )
 
           
Pro forma net income (loss)
  $ 41,197     $ (4,226 )
 
           
Pro forma earnings (loss) per share:
               
Basic and diluted
  $ 0.45     $ (0.05 )
 
           
The effect of adopting SFAS 123(R) on our income from continuing operations before other income and expenses, income from continuing operations before income taxes, net income, net cash provided by operating activities, net cash provided by financing activities, and basic and diluted earnings per share for the year ended June 30, 2006, is as follows (in thousands, except per share data):
         
    Year Ended  
    June 30, 2006  
Income from continuing operations before other income and expenses, as reported
  $ 186,117  
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R)
    5,993  
 
     
Income from continuing operations before other income and expenses
  $ 192,110  
 
     
 
     
Income from continuing operations before income taxes, as reported
  $ 195,472  
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R)
    5,993  
 
     
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
  $ 201,465  
 
     
 
     
Net income, as reported
  $ 127,263  
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R)
    3,717  
 
     
Net income
  $ 130,980  
 
     
 
     
Net cash provided by operating activities, as reported
  $ 213,602  
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R)
    3,012  
 
     
Net cash provided by operating activities
  $ 216,614  
 
     
 
     
Net cash provided by financing activities, as reported
  $ (3,971 )
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R)
    (3,012 )
 
     
Net cash provided by financing activities
  $ (6,983 )
 
     
 
     
Net income per share, as reported:
       
Basic
  $ 1.40  
Diluted
  $ 1.36  
Effect of adopting SFAS 123(R) on net income per share:
       
Basic and diluted
  $ 0.04  
Net income per share:
       
Basic
  $ 1.44  
Diluted
  $ 1.40  

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Stock-Related Transactions With Third Parties — We account for stock warrants issued to third parties, including customers, in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 123(R), EITF 96-18, “Accounting for Equity Instruments That Are Issued to Other Than Employees for Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling, Goods or Services” (“EITF 96-18”) and EITF 01-9, “Accounting for Consideration Given by a Vendor to a Customer (Including a Reseller of the Vendor’s Products)” (“EITF 01-9”). Under the provisions of EITF 96-18, because none of the agreements have a disincentive for non-performance, we record a charge for the fair value of the portion of the warrants earned from the point in time when vesting of the warrants becomes probable. Final determination of fair value of the warrants occurs upon actual vesting. EITF 01-9, which became effective for us during the quarter ended March 31, 2002, requires that the fair value of certain types of warrants issued to customers be recorded as a reduction of revenue to the extent of cumulative revenue recorded from that customer.
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share — We report basic and diluted earnings per share in accordance with the provisions of SFAS 128, “Earnings Per Share” (“SFAS 128”). Basic earnings per common share is determined by dividing net income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted per common share amounts assume the issuance of common stock for all potentially dilutive equivalent shares outstanding.
Foreign Currency Translation — The U.S. dollar is the functional currency for most of our businesses. Significant operations with a local currency as functional currency include operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, European Union, and Australia. Foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities for these operations are translated into U.S. dollars based on exchange rates prevailing at the end of the period, and revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates during the period. The effects of foreign exchange gains and losses arising from the translation of assets and liabilities of those entities where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar are included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet. Realized gains and losses from currency exchange transactions are recorded in operating expenses in our consolidated statements of operations and were not material to our consolidated results of operations for fiscal years 2006, 2005 and 2004.
Revenue Recognition — Our sources of revenue and methodology of recognition is as follows:
  Processing and servicing — Processing and servicing includes revenues from transaction processing, electronic funds transfer and monthly service fees on consumer funds transfer services. We recognize revenues when the services have been performed. Certain customer agreements include minimum monthly revenue commitments to us and; of those agreements, some have provisions that allow these minimum commitments to be credited against future services, as defined. We defer any portion of the minimum revenue commitments that we expect to be credited against future services until the future services are performed or the credits expire unused. Our estimate of minimums to be credited against future services is primarily based on customer specific historical experience and volume and growth experience with other customers. Transaction fees related to our walk-in payment operations are recorded gross of agent commissions if we are required to invoice our customers for such fees and remit the commission to our agents.
 
    As part of processing certain types of transactions, we earn interest from the time money is collected from our customers until the time payment is made to the applicable merchants. These revenues, which are generated from trust account balances not included on our consolidated balance sheets, are included in our processing and servicing revenues and totaled $41,643,000, $26,648,000 and $14,813,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
 
  License fees — We recognize revenues on software transactions in accordance with SOP 97-2, “Software Revenue Recognition” (“SOP 97-2”), as amended by SOP 98-9, “Modification of SOP 97-2, Software Revenue Recognition, With Respect to Certain Transactions” and SOP 81-1, “Accounting for Performance of Construction-Type and Certain Production-Type Contracts,” based on the terms and conditions in the contract. In accordance with the provisions of SOP 97-2, revenues from software license agreements are recognized when there is persuasive evidence that an arrangement exists, the fee is fixed or determinable, collectibility is probable and the software has been delivered, provided that no significant obligation remains under the contract. We have multiple-element software arrangements which in addition to software typically also include

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    professional services and maintenance services. For these arrangements, we recognize revenue using the residual method. Under the residual method, the fair value of the undelivered elements, based on vendor specific objective evidence of fair value, is deferred. The difference between the total arrangement fee and the amount deferred for the undelivered elements is recognized as revenue related to the delivered elements. We determine the fair value of the undelivered elements based the amounts charged when those elements are sold separately. Contracts accounted for under the percentage-of-completion method are generally measured based on the ratio of labor costs incurred to total estimated labor costs to be incurred. Changes in estimates to complete and revisions in overall profit estimates on these contracts are charged to earnings in the period in which they are determined. We accrue for contract losses if and when the current estimate of total contract costs exceeds total contract revenue.
  Maintenance fees — We recognize maintenance fee revenues ratably over the term of the related contractual support period, generally 12 months.
 
  Professional fees — Other revenues consists primarily of consulting and training services. We recognize consulting revenues as services are performed and training revenues are recognized upon delivery of the related services.
Our customers are billed in accordance with contract terms. Maintenance is generally billed on an annual basis. We record any unrecognizable portion of billed fees as deferred revenue until such time as revenue recognition is appropriate. Credit losses, if any, are contemplated in the establishment of the allowance for doubtful accounts.
Advertising Costs — We expense advertising costs as incurred in accordance with SOP 93-7, “Reporting on Advertising Costs” (“SOP 93-7”). Advertising expense for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004 were $5,971,000, $6,064,000 and $3,632,000, respectively. Advertising expenses are included in sales and marketing costs in our consolidated statements of operations.
Income Taxes — We account for income taxes in accordance with SFAS 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes” (“SFAS 109”), which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. In accordance with SFAS 109, deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed annually for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Income tax expense (benefit) is the tax payable or refundable for the period plus or minus the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities.
Business Segments — We report information about our business segments in accordance with SFAS 131, “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information” (“SFAS 131”). The Statement defines how operating segments are determined and requires disclosure of certain financial and descriptive information about a company’s operating segments. See Note 20 for our segment information.
Related Parties — We consider certain entities to be related parties as defined by SFAS 57, “Related Party Disclosures” (“SFAS 57”), based on the ability to designate for election a director to our board of directors as well as the level of share ownership. First Data Corporation (“FDC”) was considered a related party until the beginning of our quarter ended September 30, 2004. Bank of America was considered a related party from October 2000 to January 2003. Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) was considered a related party in each of the three years in the period ending June 30, 2006. On August 29, 2006, we entered into an agreement with Microsoft terminating its stockholder agreement, dated September 1, 2000, that gave Microsoft the right to designate for election a director to our board. As a result of the termination, Microsoft is no longer considered a related party for financial statement purposes.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements — In July 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes” (“FIN 48”), which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in tax positions. This Interpretation requires that we recognize in our financial statements, the impact of a tax position, if that position is more likely than not of being sustained on audit, based on the technical merits of the position. The provisions of FIN 48 are effective as of the beginning of our 2008 fiscal year, with the cumulative effect of the change in accounting principle recorded as an adjustment to opening retained earnings. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting FIN 48 on our consolidated financial statements.

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In March 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 156, “Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets” (“SFAS 156”). SFAS 156 provides relief for entities that use derivatives to economically hedge fluctuations in the fair value of their servicing rights and changes how gains and losses are computed in certain transfers or securitizations. SFAS 156 is effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year that begins after September 15, 2006. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 156 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In February 2006, the FASB issued SFAS No. 155, “Accounting for Certain Hybrid Financial Instruments” (“SFAS 155”). SFAS 155 allows financial instruments that have embedded derivatives to be accounted for as a whole, eliminating the need to bifurcate the derivative from its host, if the holder elects to account for the whole instrument on a fair value basis. This Statement is effective for all financial instruments acquired or issued after the beginning of an entity’s first fiscal year that begins after September 15, 2006. We do not expect the adoption of SFAS 155 to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In November 2005, the FASB issued FSP FAS 115-1 and FAS 124-1, “The Meaning of Other-Than-Temporary Impairment and Its Application to Certain Investments” (“FSP 115-1”), which provides guidance on determining when investments in certain debt and equity securities are considered impaired, whether that impairment is other-than-temporary, and on measuring such impairment loss. FSP 115-1 also includes accounting considerations subsequent to the recognition of an other-than-temporary impairment and requires certain disclosures about unrealized losses that have not been recognized as other-than-temporary impairments. FSP 115-1 is required to be applied to reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2005 and was adopted by us during the third quarter of fiscal 2006. The adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In March 2005, the FASB issued FIN No. 47 “Accounting for Conditional Assets Retirement Obligations—An Interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143” (“FIN 47”). FIN 47 requires an entity to recognize a liability for the fair value of a conditional asset retirement obligation when incurred if the liability’s fair value can be reasonably estimated. FIN 47 is effective no later than the end of fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005, and, therefore, is applicable for the year ended June 30, 2006. The adoption of FIN 47 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
EITF Issue No. 06-3, “How Taxes Collected from Customers and Remitted to Governmental Authorities Should Be Presented in the Income Statement (That Is, Gross versus Net Presentation)” (“EITF 06-3”), requires that entities should present these taxes in the income statement on either a gross or net basis, based on their accounting policy. If such taxes are significant, and are presented on a gross basis, the amounts of those taxes should be disclosed. The consensus is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2006. We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting EITF 06-3 on our consolidated financial statements.
Reclassifications — Certain amounts in the prior years’ financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the fiscal year 2006 presentation.
NOTE 2. ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
     PhoneCharge, Inc.
In January 2006, we completed the acquisition of PhoneCharge, Inc. (“PhoneCharge”), a provider of telephone and Internet-based bill payment services, for approximately $100,000,000 in cash. Along with additional biller relationships, PhoneCharge brought us telephone bill payment capabilities with credit card based payment funding capability. Based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $67,813,000, which is deductible for tax purposes. PhoneCharge is a part of our Electronic Commerce Division. The values ascribed to other acquired intangible assets and their respective future lives are as follows (in thousands):

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    Intangible     Useful  
    Asset     Life  
Customer base
  $ 25,000     5 yrs
Current technology
    4,400     5 yrs
Tradenames
    1,700     3 yrs
The effect of our acquisition of PhoneCharge during the quarter ended March 31, 2006, was not material to our operations, individually or on a combined basis with other current year acquisitions.
     Aphelion, Inc.
In October 2005, we completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Aphelion, Inc. (“Aphelion”), a provider of health club management software and services for approximately $18,094,000 in cash. The addition of Aphelion expands the number of clubs we serve, strengthens our presence in the mid-sized and independent club markets, and brings us prospective electronic funds transfer customers. Based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $10,653,000, which is deductible for tax purposes. Aphelion is a part of our Electronic Commerce Division. The values ascribed to other acquired intangible assets and their respective future lives are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Intangible     Useful  
    Asset     Life  
Customer base
  $ 5,000     5 yrs
Current technology
    1,300     5 yrs
Tradenames
    600     3 yrs
Covenants not to compete
    320     2 yrs
The effect of our acquisition of Aphelion during the quarter ended December 31, 2005, was not material to our operations, individually or on a combined basis with other current year acquisitions.
     Integrated Decision Systems, Inc.
In September 2005, we completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Integrated Decision Systems, Inc. (“IDS”), a provider of enterprise portfolio management solutions to the financial services industry, for approximately $18,027,000 in cash. The acquisition of IDS extends our client base to include more participants in the investment management industry. Based on the purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $8,019,000, which is deductible for tax purposes. The business was integrated with our Investment Services Division. The values ascribed to other acquired intangible assets and their respective future lives are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Intangible     Useful  
    Asset     Life  
Customer base
  $ 7,000     6 yrs
Tradenames
    1,831     3 yrs
Current technology
    500     3 yrs
The effect of our acquisition of IDS during the quarter ended September 30, 2005, was not material to our operations, individually or on a combined basis with other current year acquisitions.
     Accurate Software Limited
In April 2005, we completed our acquisition of Accurate Software Limited (“Accurate”) for approximately $56,982,000 in cash. We completed the acquisition of Accurate to further solidify our leadership in financial software and services, expand our global presence and client base, and drive continued product innovation in operational risk management solutions for banks, brokerages and corporations.

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Accurate, a United Kingdom-based provider of reconciliation, exception management, workflow and business intelligence solutions, is part of our Software Division. We treated this acquisition as a purchase for accounting purposes, and, accordingly, we recorded assets and liabilities based on their fair market values at the date of the acquisition. Based on the purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $40,064,000, not deductible for tax purposes. As a direct result of our acquisition of Accurate, we recorded a charge in the amount of $1,039,000 to write down the value of previously capitalized software due to technology redundancy. This charge is included in depreciation and amortization within our consolidated statement of operations for the year ended June 30, 2005. The values ascribed to other acquired intangible assets and their respective future lives are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Intangible     Useful  
    Asset     Life  
Customer relationships
  $ 11,000     6 yrs
Current technology
    1,860       2 to 5 yrs  
Covenants not to compete
    2,490     1 yr
Tradenames
    2,026       1.5 to 3 yrs  
The effect of our acquisition of Accurate during fiscal year 2005 was not material to us.
     Disposition of M-Solutions
On February 6, 2006, we completed the sale of the assets of the M-Solutions business unit, which was part of our Investment Services Division, for $18,593,000 in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. The sale was the result of an unsolicited offer and resulted in a gain on disposal of $12,821,000. As a result of this disposition, the operating results of the M-Solutions business for the current and prior periods through the disposition date have been reclassified as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes. M-Solutions generated revenue of $4,957,000 during the year ended June 30, 2006 prior to its disposition. Our M-Solutions unit was based in Durham, North Carolina, and its product line included M-Search®, CheckFree M-Pact and M-Watch®. The estimated carrying amount of the major classes of assets and liabilities included as part of our disposal group as of February 6, 2006, were as follows (in thousands):
         
Total current assets
  $ 1,174  
Property and equipment, net
    369  
Goodwill
    7,250  
Other intangible assets, net
    1,305  
 
     
Total other assets
    8,555  
 
     
Total assets
  $ 10,098  
 
     
Total liabilities
  $ 4,326  
 
     
NOTE 3. INVESTMENTS
Our investments consist of the following (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Available-for-sale
  $ 378,678     $ 347,895  
Other investments
    1,782       918  
Less: amounts classified as cash equivalents
    157,371       89,012  
 
           
Total investments
  $ 223,089     $ 259,801  
 
           

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Available-for-Sale — The following is a summary of our available-for-sale investment securities (in thousands):
                                 
    Cost or              
    Amortized     Gross Unrealized     Estimated  
    Cost     Gains     Losses     Fair Value  
June 30, 2006:
                               
Corporate bonds
  $ 19,734     $ 2     $ (193 )   $ 19,543  
Asset-backed securities
    31,267       3       (132 )     31,138  
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    14,928       81       (370 )     14,639  
Commercial paper
    44,659                   44,659  
Certificates of Deposit
    10,000                   10,000  
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    62,459             (764 )     61,695  
Municipal bonds
    67,197             (11 )     67,186  
Money market and mutual funds and other
    103,254                   103,254  
Mortgage pass-through securities
    27,430             (866 )     26,564  
 
                       
Available-for-sale investments
    380,928       86       (2,336 )     378,678  
Less: amounts classified as cash equivalents
    157,371                   157,371  
 
                       
Net available-for-sale investments
  $ 223,557     $ 86     $ (2,336 )   $ 221,307  
 
                       
                                 
    Cost or              
    Amortized     Gross Unrealized     Estimated  
    Cost     Gains     Losses     Fair Value  
June 30, 2005:
                               
Corporate bonds
  $ 59,211     $ 9     $ (167 )   $ 59,053  
Asset-backed securities
    21,470       25       (95 )     21,400  
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    11,404       26       (224 )     11,206  
Commercial paper
    2,760                   2,760  
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    46,382       2       (241 )     46,143  
Municipal bonds
    74,208       12       (17 )     74,203  
Money market and mutual funds
    103,152                   103,152  
Mortgage pass-through securities
    30,178       14       (214 )     29,978  
 
                       
Available-for-sale investments
    348,765       88       (958 )     347,895  
Less: amounts classified as cash equivalents
    89,012                   89,012  
 
                       
Net available-for-sale investments
  $ 259,753     $ 88     $ (958 )   $ 258,883  
 
                       
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We have determined that the unrealized losses in our available-for-sale investments, comprised of 140 and 135 securities, are deemed to be temporary impairments as of June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively. We believe that the unrealized losses generally are caused by increases in market interest rates rather than adverse changes in cash flows or a fundamental weakness in the credit quality of the issuer or underlying assets. We believe that the investment’s full principal will be returned to us at maturity. The following table summarizes the aggregate amount of cost or amortized cost, gross unrealized losses, and estimated fair values of these investments classified as available-for-sale as of June 30, 2006 and 2005 (in thousands):
                         
    Cost or     Gross     Estimated  
    Amortized     Unrealized     Fair  
    Cost     Losses     Values  
June 30, 2006:
                       
Corporate bonds
  $ 16,830     $ (193 )   $ 16,637  
Asset-backed securities
    13,946       (132 )     13,814  
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    13,990       (370 )     13,620  
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    48,420       (764 )     47,656  
Municipal bonds
    1,073       (11 )     1,062  
Mortgage pass-through securities
    27,430       (866 )     26,564  
 
                 
Impaired available-for-sale investments
  $ 121,689     $ (2,336 )   $ 119,353  
 
                 
June 30, 2005:
                       
Corporate bonds
  $ 21,270     $ (167 )   $ 21,103  
Asset-backed securities
    14,663       (95 )     14,568  
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    9,849       (224 )     9,625  
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    45,321       (241 )     45,080  
Municipal bonds
    11,595       (17 )     11,578  
Mortgage pass-through securities
    21,979       (214 )     21,765  
 
                 
Impaired available-for-sale investments
  $ 124,677     $ (958 )   $ 123,719  
 
                 
The following table summarizes the unrealized losses on our available-for-sale investment securities for which other-than-temporary impairments have not been recognized as of June 30, 2006 and 2005 (in thousands):
                                                 
    Less than     Equal or Greater than              
    12 Months Impaired     12 Months Impaired              
                                    Total     Total  
    Estimated     Unrealized     Estimated     Unrealized     Estimated     Unrealized  
    Fair Values     Losses     Fair Values     Losses     Fair Values     Losses  
June 30, 2006:
                                               
Corporate bonds
  $ 7,433     $ (49 )   $ 9,204     $ (144 )   $ 16,637     $ (193 )
Asset-backed securities
    7,381       (53 )     6,433       (79 )     13,814       (132 )
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    7,520       (95 )     6,100       (275 )     13,620       (370 )
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    12,087       (108 )     35,569       (656 )     47,656       (764 )
Municipal bonds
    1,062       (11 )                 1,062       (11 )
Mortgage pass-through securities
    14,343       (338 )     12,221       (528 )     26,564       (866 )
 
                                   
Impaired available-for-sale Investments
  $ 49,826     $ (654 )   $ 69,527     $ (1,682 )   $ 119,353     $ (2,336 )
 
                                   
June 30, 2005:
                                               
Corporate bonds
  $ 11,227     $ (66 )   $ 9,876     $ (101 )   $ 21,103     $ (167 )
Asset-backed securities
    12,385       (69 )     2,183       (26 )     14,568       (95 )
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    6,193       (47 )     3,432       (177 )     9,625       (224 )
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    13,328       (85 )     31,752       (156 )     45,080       (241 )
Municipal bonds
    11,578       (17 )                 11,578       (17 )
Mortgage pass-through securities
    21,563       (212 )     202       (2 )     21,765       (214 )
 
                                   
Impaired available-for-sale Investments
  $ 76,274     $ (496 )   $ 47,445     $ (462 )   $ 123,719     $ (958 )
 
                                   

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The following table summarizes the contractual maturities of our debt securities classified as available-for-sale investments using estimated fair values as of June 30, 2006 (in thousands):
                                 
    Contractual Maturities  
                    After Five        
            After One Year     Years        
    Within one     through Five     through Ten     After Ten  
    Year     Years     Years     Years  
Corporate bonds
  $ 9,540     $ 9,002     $     $  
Asset-backed securities
          9,742       3,267       18,130  
Collateralized mortgage obligations
    500             2,172       11,967  
Commercial paper
    5,581                    
Certificates of deposit
    10,000                    
U.S. Government and federal agency obligations
    7,686       39,163       334       473  
Municipal bonds
    3,500       7,811             55,875  
Mortgage pass-through securities
                454       26,110  
 
                       
Total debt securities classified as available-for-sale investments
  $ 36,807     $ 65,718     $ 6,227     $ 112,555  
 
                       
The following table summarizes the contractual maturities of our debt securities classified as available-for-sale investments as of June 30, 2006 (in thousands):
                 
    Cost or        
    Amortized     Estimated  
    Cost     Fair Values  
Contractual Maturities                
Due in one year or less
  $ 36,898     $ 36,807  
Due after one year through five years
    66,609       65,718  
Due after five years through ten years
    6,363       6,227  
Due after ten years
    113,687       112,555  
 
           
Total
  $ 223,557     $ 221,307  
 
           
Expected maturities may differ from contractual maturities because debt issuers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties. We classify, in our consolidated balance sheet, our investments based on their expected maturities rather than contractual maturities. During the quarter ended March 31, 2005, we began classifying our auction rate preferred and debt instruments as available-for-sale rather than as cash and cash equivalents in our consolidated balance sheet. As of June 30, 2006 and 2005, we had approximately $78,000,000 and $79,150,000 in auction rate securities, respectively.
In 2006, we sold available-for-sale investments of approximately $466,011,000. We recognized no gross gains or gross losses on those sales. In 2005, we sold available-for-sale investments of approximately $262,704,000. We recognized gross gains of $4,000 and gross losses of $40,000 on those sales. In 2004, we sold available-for-sale securities of approximately $255,972,000. We recognized gross gains of $247,000 and gross losses of $484,000 on those sales.
The amount of the net unrealized holding gains or (losses) on available-for-sale securities included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as of June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004 was $(1,427,000), $(412,000) and $(238,000), respectively. The amount of losses reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004 was $0, $24,000 and $210,000, respectively. We use the specific identification method to determine the basis on which the cost of a security is sold or the amount that we reclassify out of the accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of stockholders’ equity of our consolidated balance sheet, into earnings.

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In the quarter ended March 31, 2005, we recorded a $592,000 gain on the sale of stock. While we do not typically invest in equity securities, we received shares of stock from an insurance vendor that demutualized. We sold the shares shortly after we received them, and recorded the proceeds as a gain on investments.
In April 2004, we transferred all of our held-to-maturity investments to the available-for-sale category. We determined that we no longer had the positive intent to hold our investment in securities classified as held-to-maturity for an indefinite period of time due to our desire to have more flexibility in managing our investment portfolio. The securities transferred had a total amortized cost of $43,769,000, fair value of $43,842,000 and unrealized gross gains of $514,000 and unrealized gross losses of $441,000 at the time of the transfer. The net unrealized gain of $73,000 was recorded within the accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), a component of our stockholder’s equity of our consolidated balance sheet, at the time of transfer.
Other investments — We account for other investments under the cost method. Our other investments include common stock, warrants and venture capital initiatives. The common stocks and warrants consist of preferred stock warrants in a non-publicly traded electronic billing related company. The fair value of our investments was approximately $110,000 as of June 30, 2006 and 2005.
Our venture capital investments are in early to mid-stage financial solutions and technology companies. We have made a commitment to invest $1,000,000 and $4,000,000 in two separate venture capital initiatives. Actual contributions are made at the point in time a specific company in which venture capital will be invested is identified. The fair value of our venture capital initiative with a $1,000,000 commitment was approximately $649,000 and $721,000 as of June 30, 2006 and 2005. The cost and fair value of our venture capital initiative with a $4,000,000 commitment was approximately $569,000 and $87,000 as of June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
Pledged investments — We have pledged certain available-for-sale investments as collateral for payments due under our operating leases and have three standby letters of credit related to our operating leases. In conjunction with our operating leases, the total amount of our collateralized available-for-sale investments and standby letters of credit at June 30, 2006 and 2005 was approximately $2,383,000 and $2,953,000, respectively. The standby letters of credit associated with our operating leases expire at various dates through April 2007 but automatically renew yearly through the underlying lease expiration dates. Our operating leases expire at various dates through December 2015.
NOTE 4. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
The components of our accounts receivable consist of the following (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Trade accounts receivable
  $ 128,462     $ 114,238  
Unbilled trade accounts receivable
    4,685       3,729  
Other receivables
    14,967       12,537  
 
           
Total
    148,114       130,504  
Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
    1,509       2,571  
 
           
Accounts receivable, net
  $ 146,605     $ 127,933  
 
           
Trade accounts receivable represents amounts billed to our customers. We recognize revenues and bill customers under service agreements as we perform services. Unbilled trade accounts receivable result primarily from extended payment terms not in excess of one year on software license agreements. For software contracts, we recognize revenues under the provisions of SOP 97-2 as described in Note 1, and unbilled amounts under those software contracts are billed on specific dates according to contractual terms. Other receivables are comprised primarily of interest receivable. The allowance for doubtful accounts represents our estimate of uncollectible accounts receivable.

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NOTE 5. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
The components of our property and equipment are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Land and land improvements
  $ 4,944     $ 4,944  
Building and building improvements
    55,684       51,928  
Computer equipment and software licenses
    279,490       235,863  
Furniture and equipment
    21,772       21,589  
Construction in progress
    2,046        
 
           
Total
    363,936       314,324  
Less: accumulated depreciation
    263,719       225,051  
 
           
Property and equipment, net
  $ 100,217     $ 89,273  
 
           
Depreciation expense totaled $40,417,000, $37,502,000 and $35,520,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
NOTE 6. GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
In January 2006, we completed our acquisition of PhoneCharge, Inc. and, based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $67,813,000.
In October 2005, we completed our acquisition of Aphelion, Inc. and, based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $10,653,000.
In September 2005, we completed our acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Integrated Decision Systems, Inc. and, based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $8,019,000.
In April 2005, we completed our acquisition of Accurate and, based on the preliminary purchase price allocation, we recorded goodwill of approximately $40,882,000. In December 2005, we made a final purchase price adjustment of $818,000 to record deferred taxes related to net operating losses which became available to us.
As of June 30, 2006 and 2005, our only non-amortizing intangible asset is goodwill. The impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates is not significant to our recorded goodwill. The changes in the carrying value of goodwill by segment, were as follows (in thousands):
                                 
    Electronic             Investment        
    Commerce     Software     Services     Total  
Balance as of June 30, 2004
  $ 578,695     $ 22,889     $ 11,387     $ 612,971  
Goodwill acquired
    2,544       40,659             43,203  
 
                       
Balance as of June 30, 2005
    581,239       63,548       11,387       656,174  
Goodwill acquired
    78,466             8,019       86,485  
Disposition of business
                (7,250 )     (7,250 )
Purchase price adjustment
          (818 )           (818 )
 
                       
Balance as of June 30, 2006
  $ 659,705     $ 62,730     $ 12,156     $ 734,591  
 
                       

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The components of our various amortized intangible assets are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Capitalized software:
               
Product technology from acquisitions and strategic agreement
  $ 167,108     $ 167,458  
Internal development costs
    32,970       33,226  
 
           
Total
    200,078       200,684  
Less: accumulated amortization
    196,323       194,509  
 
           
Capitalized software, net
  $ 3,755     $ 6,175  
 
           
Strategic agreements:
               
Strategic agreements(1)
  $ 744,423     $ 744,423  
Less: accumulated amortization
    638,418       596,975  
 
           
Strategic agreements, net
  $ 106,005     $ 147,448  
 
           
Other intangible assets:
               
Tradenames
  $ 53,176     $ 52,754  
Customer base
    89,639       57,068  
Current technology
    10,290       4,090  
Money transfer licenses
    1,700       1,700  
Covenants not to compete
    5,670       5,350  
 
           
Total
    160,475       120,962  
Less: accumulated amortization
    98,059       90,027  
 
           
Other intangible assets, net
  $ 62,416     $ 30,935  
 
           
 
(1)
  Strategic agreements primarily include certain entity-level covenants not to compete.
Amortization of all of our intangible assets totaled $59,603,000, $139,096,000 and $142,062,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Amortization of capitalized software costs, which is a subset of our total intangible asset amortizations, totaled $3,295,000, $5,650,000 and $5,504,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Amortization expense for the next five fiscal years is estimated to be as follows (in thousands):
         
Fiscal Year Ending June 30,        
2007
  $ 42,021  
2008
    40,546  
2009
    38,110  
2010
    37,128  
2011
    12,385  
NOTE 7. ACCRUED LIABILITIES
The components of our accrued liabilities are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Compensation and benefits
  $ 36,433     $ 33,156  
Other
    37,933       33,677  
Reorganization reserves
          5,356  
 
           
Total
  $ 74,366     $ 72,189  
 
           

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NOTE 8. FINANCING AGREEMENTS
In August 2003, our wholly owned subsidiaries, CheckFree Services and Bastogne, Inc., a bankruptcy-remote, special purpose entity (“Bastogne”), entered into a Master Agreement with SunTrust Banks, Atlanta, Georgia (“SunTrust”) with respect to activities in our Electronic Commerce Division. Under this Master Agreement, SunTrust provides us with Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) and other electronics funds transfer services, on behalf of Bastogne in connection with the receipt, investment, custody and transmission of subscriber funds. In addition, SunTrust and its affiliates provide us with various deposit accounts and investment accounts and services to Bastogne. CheckFree Services provides processing and administrative services to Bastogne to facilitate transactions under the Master Agreement.
SunTrust has agreed to provide a facility to Bastogne to cover overdrafts occurring from time to time due to timing differences between transmission of subscriber funds and movement of funds from Bastogne’s investment accounts to the zero balance demand deposit account maintained by Bastogne with SunTrust. In addition, SunTrust provides ACH services, and maintains and permits Bastogne to use SunTrust’s MasterCard ICA transit number and VISA bank identification numbers to facilitate transactions in the MasterCard and VISA systems. The obligations of Bastogne under the Master Agreement to SunTrust are guaranteed by CheckFree Services.
Line of Credit
On April 13, 2006, we entered into a revolving credit facility with SunTrust that provides for up to $300,000,000 in revolving credit loans, swingline loans and the issuance of letters of credit. The credit facility terminates on April 13, 2011, unless terminated earlier. Any borrowings will bear interest at certain rates based upon our then current ratio of total debt to consolidated EBITDA. The credit facility also requires the payment of a commitment fee, expressed as a percentage per annum on any unused commitment.
The credit facility contains certain financial covenants requiring us to meet certain financial ratios and contains certain operating covenants which, among other things, impose certain limitations with respect to additional indebtedness, investments, dividends and prepayments of subordinated indebtedness, transactions with affiliates, asset sales, mergers and consolidations, liens and other matters customarily addressed in such agreements. The credit facility also contains customary events of default, including payment defaults, material inaccuracies in representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to certain other agreements, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, certain ERISA events, judgment defaults in excess of specified amounts, failure of any guaranty supporting the credit facility to be in full force and effect, and a change in control. Simultaneously with entering into the revolving credit facility, we terminated our existing $185,000,000 credit facility, originally entered into on August 20, 2004. This terminated facility was scheduled to expire on August 20, 2007. All collateral securing our terminated facility was released upon its ending.
Data Center Facility
On April 13, 2006, we entered into a series of financing and leasing arrangements (the “Agreements”) with a consortium of banks for the purpose of funding the construction of up to two data centers. We will record the construction of the data centers as construction in progress during the construction period and will begin to record depreciation once we have assumed occupancy. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreements, SunTrust is required to purchase a fee simple interest in certain parcels of real property (the “Properties”) specified by CheckFree Services, and CheckFree Services, as construction agent for SunTrust, is required to construct data center facilities (the “Facilities”) on the Properties. The funding for the acquisition of the Properties and the construction of the Facilities will be provided by SunTrust and certain financial institutions. The aggregate limit on the funding to be provided by SunTrust and the financial institutions is $100,000,000. As of June 30, 2006, we have borrowed $3,331,000 against this facility at an average interest rate of 5.859%.
During construction and after completion of the Facilities, SunTrust will lease the Properties and the Facilities to CheckFree Services pursuant to the terms of the Agreements. CheckFree Services will make minimum lease payments, representing the interest charge on the outstanding balance, beginning upon completion of construction that will vary based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus a spread. The lease agreements will expire on April 12, 2013, unless terminated earlier pursuant to the terms of the lease agreements.

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Upon expiration of the Agreements, CheckFree Services must elect to: (i) purchase the Facilities and Properties from SunTrust for a defined amount; (ii) request a five year renewal of the lease agreements (maximum of two such five year renewals provided for), subject to the approval and consent of SunTrust and the Lenders; or (iii) sell the Facilities and Properties as agent for SunTrust, provided that certain conditions are satisfied (the “Remarketing Option”).
If CheckFree Services chooses the Remarketing Option, various outcomes may occur under the Agreements, but if the net cash proceeds of any sale are less than an amount equal to the aggregate sum of the outstanding amounts funded by SunTrust and all other lenders, all accrued and unpaid interest on the loans, all unpaid fees owing to SunTrust and any other lender under the operative documents, and all other amounts owing to SunTrust and all other lenders under the lease agreements (the “Outstanding Amounts”), CheckFree Services will be required to pay SunTrust the difference between the sale proceeds and the Outstanding Amounts, but in no event more than approximately eighty-three percent (83%) of the Outstanding Amounts. If the net proceeds received from a third party for the Properties and Facilities, or a given Property and Facility, are in excess of the Outstanding Amounts or the Outstanding Amounts related to the specific Property and Facility, the excess shall be paid to CheckFree Services. SunTrust or the Agent may reject a third party purchase offer for the Properties and Facilities or a given Property and Facility under certain conditions.
The Agreements contain certain financial covenants requiring us to meet certain financial ratios and contains certain operating covenants which, among other things, impose certain limitations with respect to additional indebtedness, investments, dividends and prepayments of subordinated indebtedness, transactions with affiliates, asset sales, mergers and consolidations, liens and other matters customarily addressed in such agreements. We are in compliance with our covenants as of June 30, 2006.
NOTE 9. CONVERTIBLE SUBORDINATED NOTES
On November 29, 1999, we issued $172,500,000 of 6.5% convertible subordinated notes that were due on December 1, 2006. In December 2003, we redeemed the notes. The $172,500,000 principal amount, along with a call premium of $4,813,000, was paid in cash. In addition, we incurred a non-cash charge of $2,407,000 due to the write off of the remaining unamortized bond issuance costs. These amounts are included in interest expense for the year ended June 30, 2004.
NOTE 10. CAPITAL LEASE AND OTHER LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS
We lease certain equipment under capital leases and purchase certain software licenses under long-term agreements. We are required to pay certain taxes, insurance and other expenses related to the leased property.
The components of our capital leases included in our consolidated balance sheets are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    June 30,  
    2006     2005  
Equipment and software licenses
  $ 15,830     $ 13,583  
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization
    12,080       8,310  
 
           
Property under capital leases, net
  $ 3,750     $ 5,273  
 
           
Future minimum lease payments required by our capital lease are as follows:
         
Fiscal Year Ending June 30,        
2007
  $ 358  
2008
    67  
 
     
Total future minimum lease payments
    425  
Less: amount representing interest
    17  
 
     
Net future minimum payments
  $ 408  
 
     

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Additionally, we have purchased software licenses under agreements with extended payment terms. Total amounts due under these agreements are as follows (in thousands):
         
Fiscal Year Ending June 30,        
2007
  $ 494  
2008
    24  
 
     
Total future minimum lease payments
    518  
Less: amount representing interest
    58  
 
     
Net future minimum payments
  $ 460  
 
     
On April 2, 2004, we received a $25,000,000 deposit from a customer in connection with a contract modification relating to the timing of transaction settlements. The agreement has an initial term of four years and automatically renews thereafter unless terminated with 180 days notice. During the term of the agreement, we are required to pay the customer a variable rate of interest on a monthly basis equal to the then current overnight repurchase agreement rate. The deposit is reflected as a long-term liability in our consolidated balance sheets. There are no restrictions on the deposit, and the funds are available to us for general use. The deposit will be refunded to our customer upon termination of the agreement.
NOTE 11. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Operating Leases — We lease office space and equipment under operating leases. Certain leases contain renewal options and generally provide that we are required to pay for insurance, taxes and maintenance. In addition, certain leases include rent escalations throughout the terms of the lease. Total expense under all operating lease agreements for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004 was $20,918,000, $19,895,000 and $23,500,000, respectively.
Future minimum rental payments as of June 30, 2006 under these leases are as follows (in thousands):
         
Fiscal Year Ending June 30,        
2007
  $ 17,892  
2008
    16,996  
2009
    15,101  
2010
    12,874  
2011
    8,865  
Thereafter
    30,678  
 
     
Future minimum lease payments
  $ 102,406  
 
     
We have pledged certain available-for-sale investments as collateral for payments due under our operating leases and have three standby letters of credit related to our operating leases. In conjunction with our operating leases, the total amount of our collateralized available-for-sale investments and standby letters of credit at June 30, 2006 and 2005 was approximately $2,383,000 and $2,953,000, respectively. The standby letters of credit associated with our operating leases expire at various dates through April 2007 but automatically renew yearly through the underlying lease expiration dates. Our operating leases expire at various dates through December 2015.
Guarantees — In connection with our MSFDC, L.L.C. (“TransPoint”) acquisition, we entered into commercial agreements with Microsoft and FDC to provide payment processing services. These agreements included minimum guaranteed revenue commitments totaling $180,000,000 over five years. The monthly minimum commitments from Microsoft and FDC increased over the five year term of the agreements and expired during the fiscal year 2006.
FASB Interpretation 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” (“FIN 45”), requires that a guarantor recognize, at the inception of a guarantee, a liability for the fair value of the obligation undertaken in issuing the guarantee. The following is a summary of agreements that we have determined to be within the scope of FIN 45:
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      accepted industry standards or specific service levels through completion of the agreed upon services. If necessary, we would provide for the estimated cost of product and service warranties based on specific warranty claims and claim history, however, we have not incurred significant recurring expense under our product or service warranties. As a result, we believe the estimated liabilities related to these agreements are not material.
 
  (2)   CheckFree Services guarantees the obligations of one of its wholly owned subsidiaries. See Note 8.
We have entered into the following guarantees related to our walk-in payment operations. The transmittal of consumer funds for three customers is guaranteed. We have issued bonds and letters of credit totaling $20,635,000 on behalf of consumers in the event that consumer funds are not remitted to billers. Historically, payments made related to us settling claims under these arrangements have not been significant. As a result, we believe the estimated fair value of any unsettled claims is nominal. Accordingly, we have no liabilities recorded for these arrangements as of June 30, 2006.
Litigation — We are party to a number of claims and lawsuits that are incidental to our business. In our opinion, the ultimate outcome of such matters, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse impact on our financial position, liquidity or results of operations.
NOTE 12. CAPITAL STOCK
On November 1, 2000, our stockholders approved an increase in the number of authorized shares from 165,000,000 to 550,000,000, consisting of 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $.01 par value, 48,500,000 shares of preferred stock, $.01 par value, and 1,500,000 shares of Series A Junior Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock, $.01 par value. The preferred stock may be issued in one or more series and may be established with such relative voting, dividend, redemption, liquidation, conversion and other powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions as our board of directors may determine without further stockholder approval. No preferred shares have been issued through June 30, 2006.
On December 16, 1997, our board of directors declared a dividend distribution of Preferred Share Purchase Rights (“Rights”) to protect our stockholders in the event of an unsolicited attempt to acquire us. On December 19, 1997, the Rights were issued to our stockholders of record, with an expiration date of December 16, 2007. Until a person or group acquires 15% or more of our common stock, the Rights will automatically trade with our shares of common stock. Only when a person or group has acquired 15% or more of our common stock, will the Rights become exercisable and separate certificates issued. Prior to the acquisition by a person or group of beneficial ownership of 15% or more of our common stock, the Rights are redeemable for $.001 per Right at the option of our board of directors.
NOTE 13. TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING EQUITY INSTRUMENTS
Employee Plans
During 1995, we adopted the 1995 Stock Option Plan (the “1995 Plan”). The options granted under the 1995 Plan may be either incentive stock options or non-statutory stock options. The terms of the options granted under the 1995 Plan are at the sole discretion of a committee of members of our board of directors, not to exceed ten years. Generally, options vest at either 33% or 20% per year from the date of grant. The 1995 Plan originally provided us with the ability of granting options for not more than 5,000,000 shares of common stock to certain of our key employees, officers and directors. In November 1998 and again in November 2000, the 1995 Plan was amended by a vote of our shareholders to extend the maximum option grants to not more than 8,000,000 shares and not more than 12,000,000 shares, respectively. Options granted under the 1995 Plan are exercisable according to the terms of each option, however, in the event of a change in control or merger as defined, the options shall become immediately exercisable.
In November 2002, our stockholders approved the 2002 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2002 Plan”). Under the provisions of the 2002 Plan, we have the ability to grant incentive or non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), restricted stock, performance units or performance shares for not more than 6,000,000 shares of common stock (such shares to be supplied from the 12,000,000 shares approved for the 1995 Plan) to certain of our key employees, officers and non-employee directors. The terms of the options, SARs, restricted stock, performance units

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or performance shares granted under the 2002 Plan are determined by a committee of our Board of Directors, however, in the event of a change in control as defined in the 2002 Plan, they shall become immediately exercisable. The 2002 Plan replaced the 1995 Plan, except that the 1995 Plan continues to exist to the extent that options granted prior to the effective date of the 2002 Plan continue to remain outstanding. At June 30, 2006, there were 3,160,107 additional shares available for grant under the 2002 Plan.
In the event that shares purchased through the exercise of incentive stock options are sold within one year of exercise, we are entitled to a tax deduction. The tax benefit of the deduction is not reflected in our consolidated statements of operations but is reflected as an increase in additional paid-in capital.
As of June 30, 2006, we have four types of share-based payment arrangements with our associates; stock options, restricted stock, associate stock purchase plan, and our 401(k) match (see Note 15).
Stock Options
The following tables summarize the activity of stock options under our 1995 and 2002 Plans from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006:
                                 
Year ended June 30, 2006  
            Weighted Average              
    Number of     Remaining     Weighted Average     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Options     Contractual Term     Exercise Price     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
    4,685,572             $ 27.44          
Granted
    144,988               41.39          
Exercised
    (1,056,336 )             22.37     $ 25,700,000  
Cancelled
    (169,474 )             44.85          
 
                             
Outstanding — End of year
    3,604,750     4.8 years   $ 28.84     $ 74,700,000  
 
                             
 
                               
Options exercisable at end of year
    3,045,659     4.8 years   $ 28.96     $ 49,000,000  
 
                               
Weighted average per-share fair value of options granted during the period
  $ 23.37                          
                                 
Year ended June 30, 2005  
            Weighted Average              
    Number of     Remaining     Weighted Average     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Options     Contractual Term     Exercise Price     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
    5,414,603             $ 26.18          
Granted
    200,223               25.80          
Exercised
    (649,864 )             16.08     $ 13,000,000  
Cancelled
    (279,390 )             28.05          
 
                             
Outstanding — End of year
    4,685,572     5.3 years   $ 27.44     $ 30,800,000  
 
                             
 
                               
Options exercisable at end of year
    3,763,822     5.3 years   $ 28.64     $ 17,800,000  
 
                               
Weighted average per-share fair value of options granted during the period
  $ 14.39                          

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Year ended June 30, 2004  
            Weighted Average              
    Number of     Remaining     Weighted Average     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Options     Contractual Term     Exercise Price     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
    7,236,216             $ 31.73          
Granted
    407,678               27.55          
Exercised
    (571,844 )             12.51     $ 9,900,000  
Cancelled
    (1,657,447 )             55.91          
 
                             
Outstanding — End of year
    5,414,603     5.7 years   $ 26.18     $ 20,800,000  
 
                             
 
                               
Options exercisable at end of year
    3,515,377     5.7 years   $ 28.80     $ 10,900,000  
 
                               
Weighted average per-share fair value of options granted during the period
  $ 17.52                          
The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions used for grants in the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively: dividend yield of 0% in all periods; expected volatility of 50%, 55% and 61% risk-free interest rates of 4.67%, 3.15% and 2.95% and expected lives of three to six years. We have used the simplified method as provided by Staff Accounting Bulletin 107, “Share Based Payment,” to estimate the expected life of stock options granted during the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. This method allows us to estimate the expected life using the average of the vesting period and the contractual life of the stock options granted.
As of June 30, 2006, we had approximately $5,400,000 of unearned compensation related to nonvested stock options, which we will record in our statement of operations over a weighted average recognition period of less than two years.
Beginning in Fiscal Year 2005, we adopted a Long-Term Incentive Compensation (“LTIC”) program to replace our traditional equity based compensation program. Under the LTIC program, we grant a smaller number of options and shares of restricted stock under the 2002 Plan. We do not treat shares of restricted stock as issued and outstanding on our balance sheet until the restrictions lapse. Our disclosure of vested shares includes shares which are never issued because they are withheld to fund employees’ payroll taxes. We withheld 1,103 shares under the LTIC program during the year ended June 30, 2006 to fund employees’ payroll taxes. Our annual LTIC grants occur in the first quarter of each fiscal year. The shares of restricted stock granted under the LTIC program have a five-year vesting period with an accelerated vesting provision of three years based on achievement of specific goals and objectives. We recorded an expense of approximately $2,774,000 and $2,553,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006 and 2005, respectively, related to the vesting of restricted stock under the LTIC.
In June 2003, we made an offer (the “Tender Offer”) to certain of our employees to exchange options with exercise prices greater than or equal to $44.00 per share outstanding under our 1983 Incentive Stock Option Plan, 1983 Non-Statutory Stock Option Plan, 1993 Stock Option Plan, Third Amended and Restated 1995 Plan, BlueGill Technologies, Inc. 1997 Stock Option Plan, BlueGill Technologies, Inc. 1998 Incentive and Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan, and 2002 Plan, for restricted stock units of our common stock, and in certain cases, cash payments. Restricted stock units issued under the Tender Offer vest ratably over a three-year period. The offer period closed on July 17, 2003, and employees holding 1,165,035 options participated in the Tender Offer. We made cash payments totaling $586,000 in July 2003 representing the cash consideration portion of the Tender Offer, and we will issue approximately 153,000 shares of restricted stock under the 2002 Plan on or about July 17, 2006. We recorded an expense of $1,612,000, $2,112,000 and $2,994,000 for the years ended June 30, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively, for cash payments made and the vesting of restricted stock units. There was no financial impact to us for the year ended June 30, 2003. On July 19, 2004, we issued 51,143 shares relating to the portion of the Tender Offer that vested on July 17, 2004. In total, 80,588 shares actually vested, of which 29,445 shares were retained by us to fund the employee’s payroll taxes associated with the vesting. On July 19, 2005, we issued 42,756 shares relating to the portion of the Tender Offer that vested on July 17, 2005. In total, 67,174 shares actually vested, of which 24,418 shares were retained by us to fund the employee’s payroll taxes associated with the vesting. On July 17, 2006, we issued 38,998 shares relating to the portion of the Tender Offer that vested on July 17, 2006. In total, 62,239 shares actually vested, of which 23,241 shares were retained by us to fund the employee’s payroll taxes associated with the vesting.

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Restricted Stock
The following tables summarize the activity of restricted stock under our 2002 Plan, from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006:
                         
Year ended June 30, 2006  
    Number of     Weighted        
    Restricted     Average Grant     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Stock     Date Fair Value     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
    456,676     $ 26.16          
Granted
    261,361       39.04          
Vested
    (82,471 )     26.60     $ 2,900,000  
Cancelled
    (31,685 )     26.97          
 
                     
Outstanding — End of year
    603,881     $ 31.49          
 
                     
                         
Year ended June 30, 2005  
    Number of     Weighted        
    Restricted     Average Grant     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Stock     Date Fair Value     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
    242,678     $ 26.54          
Granted
    371,446       25.95          
Vested
    (89,977 )     26.53     $ 2,800,000  
Cancelled
    (67,471 )     25.94          
 
                     
Outstanding — End of year
    456,676     $ 26.16          
 
                     
                         
Year ended June 30, 2004  
    Number of     Weighted        
    Restricted     Average Grant     Aggregate Intrinsic  
    Stock     Date Fair Value     Value  
Outstanding — Beginning of year
        $          
Granted
    253,851       26.53          
Vested
              $  
Cancelled
    (11,173 )     26.50          
 
                     
Outstanding — End of year
    242,678     $ 26.54          
 
                     
As of June 30, 2006, we had approximately $8,800,000 of nonvested restricted stock which we will record in our statement of operations over a weighted average recognition period of about two years.
Associate Stock Purchase Plan
Under our Associate Stock Purchase Plan, we are authorized to issue up to 1,000,000 shares of our common stock to our full-time employees, nearly all of whom are eligible to participate. In November 2002, our stockholders approved an increase in the number of shares reserved and available for sale under our Associate Stock Purchase Plan from 1,000,000 shares to 2,000,000 shares. Under the terms of the Associate Stock Purchase Plan, our employees can choose, every six months, to have up to 15% of their salary withheld to purchase our common stock. The purchase price of the stock is 85% of the end-of-period market price. On June 13, 2005, we amended our Associate Stock Purchase Plan to remove a look-back feature which established the purchase price as 85% of the lower of the beginning-of-period and end-of-period market price. Participation in the plan by eligible employees has ranged from 25% to 50% in any given six-month period. Under the Associate Stock Purchase Plan, we issued 53,066 shares in July 2006, 54,390 in January 2006, 67,204 shares in July 2005, 92,805 in January 2005, 72,293 in July 2004 and 74,952 in January 2004 from our employees’ salary withholdings from the respective previous six-month period. As of June 30, 2006, there are 670,389 shares available for future issuance to our employees under our Associate Stock Purchase Plan. For the year ended June 30, 2006, we recorded an expense of approximately $708,000 under the provisions of SFAS 123(R) for our Associate Stock Purchase Plan.

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The following is a summary of the weighted average fair market value of the look-back feature in fiscal years 2005 and 2004 estimated on the grant date using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, and the related assumptions used:
                                 
    June 30,     December 31,     June 30,     December 31,  
    2005     2004     2004     2003  
Fair value of stock purchase rights
  $ 9.27