Conduent Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results; Reaffirms Long-Term Outlook
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2017 – Conduent (NYSE: CNDT), a leading provider of diversified business process services, today announced fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results reflecting its last period as part of Xerox Corporation.
“In 2016, we were focused on executing a successful separation from Xerox to become a standalone public company,” said Ashok Vemuri, CEO of Conduent. “As we move into 2017, we are aligning our go-to-market and capital allocation strategies with the competitive requirements of our industry. Our near-term focus is on strengthening client relationships, completing the buildout of our management structure, and continuing the success of our strategic transformation program critical in reaching our margin expansion goals.”
Fourth Quarter 2016 Results
Fourth quarter 2016 GAAP revenues were $1.514 billion. Operating margin was (3.4) percent. The company reported a GAAP EPS (Loss) of ($4.69) which includes the impact from the goodwill impairment charge of $935 million, $828 million net of income tax ($4.08 per share), and the NY MMIS charge of $161 million, $98 million net of income tax ($0.48 per share).
Fourth quarter adjusted revenues were $1.597 billion. Adjusted operating margin was 6.8 percent. Adjusted EBITDA was $172 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.8 percent. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.29. Conduent generated $146 million in cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter and ended 2016 with a cash balance of $390 million. Total debt was approximately $2.0 billion as of December 31. In early January, the company borrowed an additional $100 million on its Term Loan B.
Full-Year 2016 Results
Full-year 2016 GAAP revenues were $6.408 billion. Operating margin was 3.0 percent. The company reported a GAAP EPS (Loss) of ($4.85), which includes the impact from the goodwill impairment charge of $935 million, $828 million net of income tax ($4.08 per share), and the NY MMIS charge of $161 million, $98 million net of income tax ($0.48 per share).
Full-year adjusted revenues were $6.491 billion. Adjusted operating margin was 5.5 percent. Adjusted EBITDA was $635 million, with adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.8 percent. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.06.
Conduent generated $108 million in cash flow from operations for the full-year 2016.
Financial and Strategic Outlook
Conduent’s long-term financial outlook remains unchanged from what was outlined at the December 2016 Investor Event, and the company is continuing to execute against its strategic transformation program.
“The strategic transformation continues to progress as expected. Our efforts extend throughout the organization and are focused on multiple aspects of the business, including modernizing platforms, refocusing our innovation group, and expanding verticalization in our core markets,” said Brian Webb Walsh, Conduent CFO. “These initiatives will strengthen our foundation for the future.”
Management will present the results during a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. Eastern.
The call will be available by live audio webcast along with the news release and online presentation slides at https://investor.conduent.com/.
The conference call will also be available by calling 877-883-0383 (international dial-in 412-902-6506) at approximately 9:45 a.m. ET. The conference ID for this call is 6913733.
A recording of the conference call will be available by calling 877-344-7529, or 412-317-0088 after 1:30 p.m. ET on February 22, 2017. The replay ID is 10100028. For international calls, please select a dial-in number from: https://services.choruscall.com/ccforms/replay.html. The telephone recording will be available until 7:00 p.m. ET on March 15, 2017.
Conduent is a leading provider of diversified business process services with leading capabilities in transaction processing, automation, analytics and constituent experience. We work with both government and commercial customers in assisting them to deliver quality services to the people they serve.
We manage interactions with patients and the insured for a significant portion of the U.S. healthcare industry. We are the customer interface for large segments of the technology industry and the operational and processing partner of choice for public transportation systems around the world.
Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning – Conduent manages and modernizes these interactions to create value for both our clients and their constituents. Learn more at www.conduent.com.
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