Conduent Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, August 8, 2019 – Conduent (NYSE: CNDT), a digital interactions company, today announced its second quarter 2019 financial results.

Cliff Skelton, interim CEO stated, “Conduent has attractive assets, a loyal and diverse client-base, and dedicated employees. I came to the organization because we have the opportunity to build on the progress that the company has made over the last two and a half years. As a company, we need to drive further change and accelerate our revenue and sales efforts by empowering employees and balancing our focus on cost with improving delivery for our clients and their end-users.”

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Second Quarter 2019 Results

Second quarter 2019 revenue was $1,112 million, down (19.8)% compared to Q2 2018. Excluding divestitures completed in 2018, revenue was down (3.2)% compared with Q2 2018 or (2.6)% in constant currency.

Pre-tax income was $(1,119) million compared to $54 million in Q2 2018 driven primarily by a $1,067 million goodwill impairment as a result of the loss of customer contracts, lower than expected new business, and higher costs of delivery in each of our reporting units.  GAAP operating margin as reported was (100.6)% compared to 3.9% in Q2 2018. The company reported Q2 2019 GAAP net income of $(1,029) million compared to $11 million in Q2 2018. Diluted EPS from continuing operations was ($4.94) versus $0.04 in the same period last year, driven primarily by the goodwill impairment.

Second quarter adjusted operating income was $63 million, with an adjusted operating margin of 5.7% as compared to adjusted operating income of $109 million, with an adjusted operating margin of 7.9% in Q2 2018.  Adjusted EBITDA was $114 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.3%, as compared to $166 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 12.0% in Q2 2018.  Further adjusting for the impact of all divestitures, Adjusted EBITDA declined (7.3)% compared with Q2 2018 while adjusted EBITDA margin decreased (40) bps.

The company reported adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.13 compared to $0.29 in Q2 2018.

Conduent had cash outflow from operations of $(185) million during the second quarter of 2019 compared to $98 million in Q2 2018.

Total contract value (TCV) signings of $813 million for the quarter were down (56.9)% compared with Q2 2018, due to a (5.2)% and (68.5)% year-over-year decrease in new business and renewal signings respectively.  The year-over-year comparable for signings this quarter was impacted by a multi-year renewal of one of our largest clients in the prior-year quarter.