NORWALK, Conn., August 1, 2017 – Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced its second quarter 2017 financial results.
“We are pleased with the strong operating margins and cash flow we delivered, as well as the continued progress on our Strategic Transformation initiatives,” said Jeff Jacobson, Xerox chief executive officer. “This resulted in solid operating results despite revenue declines, which were driven by lower equipment sales as we transition to the recently launched ConnectKey portfolio.” Jacobson added, “The new product line-up has been met with enthusiasm by customers, partners and industry experts, fueling our confidence in improving revenue trends later this year and into next.”
The company delivered second-quarter 2017 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of 63 cents, reflecting its one-for-four reverse stock split on June 14, 2017. Adjusted EPS was 87 cents, which excludes 24 cents per share of after-tax costs related to the amortization of intangibles, restructuring and related costs, and certain retirement related costs. Revenues were $2.57 billion in the quarter, down 8.1 percent or 6.4 percent in constant currency. Post sale revenue was 79 percent of total revenue. Second-quarter adjusted operating margin was 13.3 percent, up 0.4 percentage points from the same quarter a year ago.
Revenues were $2.57 billion in the quarter, down 8.1 percent or 6.4 percent in constant currency. Post sale revenue was 79 percent of total revenue. Second-quarter adjusted operating margin was 13.3 percent, up 0.4 percentage points from the same quarter a year ago.
Xerox generated operating cash flow of $343 million from continuing operations during the second quarter and ended the period with a cash balance of $1.25 billion. The company returned $68 million in dividends to shareholders.
Full-Year 2017 Guidance
The company narrowed its full-year 2017 guidance of GAAP EPS from continuing operations to $1.84 to $2.08 and adjusted EPS to $3.20 to $3.44. Xerox continues to expect to generate operating cash flow from continuing operations of $700 to $900 million and free cash flow from continuing operations of $525 to $725 million in 2017.
Fuji Xerox Accounting Review
Fuji Xerox is a joint venture between Xerox Corporation and Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, in which Xerox holds a noncontrolling 25% equity interest. During the second quarter, a review by an independent investigation committee of the appropriateness of the accounting practices at Fuji Xerox related to the recovery of receivables associated with certain bundled leasing transactions in Fuji Xerox’s New Zealand and Australian subsidiaries was completed. The review identified that total adjustments of approximately JPY 40 billion (approximately $360 million based on the Yen/U.S. Dollar spot exchange rate of 111.89 at March 31, 2017) were required to Fuji Xerox’s results for the period 2009 through 2017. Xerox determined that its share of that amount was approximately $90 million. Although Xerox determined that the impact to its equity income was immaterial to its previously issued financial statements, the cumulative correction would have a material effect on the company’s current year consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, Xerox will revise its previously issued annual and interim consolidated financial statements for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 the next time they are filed. Prior period amounts throughout this release have been adjusted to incorporate the revised amounts, where applicable.
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