DXC Technology Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Results
- Revenues of $3.45 billion for Q1 FY24, down 7.0% as compared to prior year period, and down 3.6% on an organic basis
- Diluted Earnings Per Share was $0.17 and Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share was $0.63 in Q1 FY24
- Q1 FY24 operating cash flow of $127 million, less capital expenditures of $202 million, results in $(75) million of free cash flow
- Book-to-bill ratio of 0.89x and trailing twelve-month book-to-bill of 1.03x
- Returned $280 million to shareholders by repurchasing 11.0 million shares in Q1 FY24. Remain on-track to complete the $1 billion share repurchase program in FY24
ASHBURN, VA, August 2, 2023 – DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024.
Mike Salvino, DXC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented: “Our first quarter FY24 financial performance was mixed. While revenue and margin fell short of our expectations, free cash flow was better than expected. Our performance was impacted by lower than anticipated resale and project revenues. As a result of these factors, today we are reducing our guidance to reflect the challenging economic environment."
Mr. Salvino continued: “We are proud of the continued strong performance of our higher margin GBS segment. With our new operating model in place, we are confident that we can drive continued strong business momentum for GBS and improve the performance of GIS. We remain confident in our execution and are committed to delivering on our $1 billion share repurchase, which we believe will drive significant value for our shareholders."
Financial Highlights - First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2024
Revenue was $3.45 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, down 7.0% as compared to prior year period, and down 3.6% on an organic basis. First quarter revenues and organic revenue growth came in below the guidance range, primarily due to a slowdown in client expenditures that are, in the short term, discretionary. This included the resale of IT equipment, such as PCs, and services project work. These are projects that are typically below $5 million in size, and are sold into our existing account base.
Net income was $42 million, or 1.2% of sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, compared to $103 million, or 2.8% of sales, in the prior year quarter. EBIT was $95 million or 2.8% of sales. Net income and EBIT in the quarter included the following items: amortization of acquired intangible assets of $89 million, restructuring costs of $20 million, tax indemnification charges of $11 million, impairment charges of $3 million, a loss on disposition of $5 million, and transaction, separation, and integration costs of $1 million. Excluding these items, Adjusted EBIT margin was 6.5% in the first quarter, a reduction of 50 bps as compared to the prior year quarter.
Diluted earnings per share was $0.17 and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.63 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. GAAP and Non-GAAP earnings per share were adversely impacted by lower revenues, and higher than expected tax expense, partially offset by a lower share count.
On a trailing twelve months basis, the company delivered a book to bill of 1.03x.
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, the Company repurchased 11.0 million shares of common stock for a total of $280 million. The Company has retired 21% of its shares outstanding since the start of fiscal year 2022.
Financial Information by Segment
GBS segment revenue was $1,703 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, down 3.1% compared to the prior year period and up 3.3% on an organic basis. The GBS performance was driven by strong growth in the Analytics & Engineering offering. GBS segment profit was $192 million and segment profit margin was 11.3%, down 60 bps compared to prior year, reflecting investments in building the skills and capacity required to continue to drive future growth, as well as the impact of lower pension income. GBS bookings for the quarter were $1.4 billion for a book-to-bill of 0.84x, and 1.01x on a trailing twelve months basis.
GIS segment revenue was $1,743 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, down 10.6% compared to the prior year period, and down 9.9% on an organic basis. GIS segment revenue performance was impacted by declines in Cloud Infrastructure & ITO, and moderating declines in Modern Workplace. GIS segment profit was $91 million with a segment profit margin of 5.2%, a 130 bps margin compression as compared to first quarter of fiscal year 2023. GIS bookings were $1.7 billion in the quarter for a book-to-bill of 0.94x, and 1.04x on a trailing twelve months basis.
The results for our six offerings are as follows:
Cash flow from operations was $127 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, as compared to $163 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, and capital expenditures were $202 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, as compared to $175 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023. Free cash flow (cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures) was $(75) million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, as compared to $(12) million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023.
The Company's guidance for the second quarter and full fiscal year 2024 is as follows:
DXC does not provide a reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures that it discusses as part of its guidance because certain significant information required for such reconciliation is not available without unreasonable efforts or at all, including, most notably, the impact of significant non-recurring items. Without this information, DXC does not believe that a reconciliation would be meaningful.
Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
DXC Technology senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results on August 2, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The dial-in number for domestic callers is +1 (888) 330-2455. Callers who reside outside of the United States should dial +1 (240) 789-2717. The passcode for all participants is 4164760. The webcast audio and any presentation slides will be available on DXC Technology’s Investor Relations website.
A replay of the conference call will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until August 9, 2023. The phone number for the replay is +1 (800) 770-2030 or +1 (647) 362-9199. The replay passcode is 4164760.
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates. Learn more about how we deliver excellence for our customers and colleagues at DXC.com.
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For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in DXC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings, including DXC’s upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2023.
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About Non-GAAP Measures
In an effort to provide investors with supplemental financial information, in addition to the preliminary and unaudited financial information presented on a GAAP basis, we have also disclosed in this press release preliminary Non-GAAP information including: earnings before interest and taxes ("EBIT"), EBIT margin, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, Non-GAAP diluted EPS, organic revenues, organic revenue growth, free cash flow, and non-GAAP tax rate.
We believe EBIT, EBIT margin, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS provide investors with useful supplemental information about our operating performance after excluding certain categories of expenses.
One category of expenses excluded from Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS, incremental amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations, may result in a significant difference in period over period amortization expense on a GAAP basis. We exclude amortization of certain acquired intangible assets as these non-cash amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and/or size of acquisitions. Although DXC management excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets primarily customer-related intangible assets from its Non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets were recorded as part of purchase accounting and support revenue generation. Any future transactions may result in a change to the acquired intangible asset balances and associated amortization expense.
Another category of expenses excluded from Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS, impairment losses, may result in a significant difference in period-over-period expense on a GAAP basis. We exclude impairment losses as these non-cash amounts, reflect generally an acceleration of what would be multiple periods of expense and are not expected to occur frequently. Further assets such as goodwill may be significantly impacted by market conditions outside of management’s control.
We believe organic revenue growth provides investors with useful supplemental information about our revenues after excluding the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations for currencies other than U.S. dollars and the effects of acquisitions and divestitures in the periods presented. See below for a description of the methodology we use to present organic revenues.
Selected references are made to revenue growth on an “organic basis” so that certain financial results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency rates and without the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures, thereby providing comparisons of operating performance from period to period of the business that we have owned during all periods presented. Organic revenue growth is calculated by dividing the year-over-year change in GAAP revenues attributed to organic growth by the GAAP revenues reported in the prior comparable period. Organic revenue is calculated as constant currency revenue excluding the impact of mergers, acquisitions or similar transactions until the one-year anniversary of the transaction and excluding revenues of divestitures during the reporting period. This approach is used for all results where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.
Free cash flow represents cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures. Free cash flow is utilized by our management, investors, and analysts to evaluate cash available to pay debt, repurchase shares, and provide further investment in the business.
There are limitations to the use of the Non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. One of the limitations is that they do not reflect complete financial results. We compensate for this limitation by providing a reconciliation between our Non-GAAP financial measures and the respective most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes between companies.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
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Selected Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
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We define segment profit as segment revenues less costs of services, segment selling, general and administrative, depreciation and amortization, and other income (excluding the movement in foreign currency exchange rates on our foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities and the related economic hedges). The Company does not allocate to its segments certain operating expenses managed at the corporate level. These unallocated costs generally include certain corporate function costs, stock-based compensation expense, pension and other post-retirement benefits (“OPEB”) actuarial and settlement gains and losses, restructuring costs, transaction, separation and integration-related costs, and amortization of acquired intangible assets.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Our Non-GAAP adjustments include:
- Restructuring costs – includes costs, net of reversals, related to workforce and real estate optimization and other similar charges.
- Transaction, separation and integration-related (“TSI”) costs – includes costs related to integration, separation, planning, financing and advisory fees and other similar charges associated with mergers, acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and dispositions and other similar transactions incurred within one year of such transactions closing, except for costs associated with related disputes, which may arise more than one year after closing.
- Amortization of acquired intangible assets – includes amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations.
- Merger related indemnification - in fiscal 2024, represents the Company’s current estimate of potential liability to HPE for a tax related indemnification; and in fiscal 2023, represents the Company’s estimate of potential liability to HPE for indemnification following the outcome of the Oracle v. HPE litigation in June 2022. These obligations are pursuant to the HPES merger.
- Gains and losses on dispositions – gains and losses related to dispositions of businesses, strategic assets and interests in less than wholly-owned entities.(1)
- Impairment losses – non-cash charges associated with the permanent reduction in the value of the Company’s assets (e.g., impairment of goodwill and other long-term assets including fixed assets and impairments to deferred tax assets for discrete changes in valuation allowances). Future discrete reversals of valuation allowances are likewise excluded.(2)
- Tax adjustments – discrete tax adjustments to impair or recognize certain deferred tax assets and adjustments for changes in tax legislation. Income tax expense (benefit) of merger and divestitures is separately computed based on the underlying transaction. Income tax expense of all other (non-discrete) non-GAAP adjustments is computed by applying the jurisdictional tax rate to the pre-tax adjustments on a jurisdictional basis.
(1) During the first quarter of fiscal 2024 and fiscal 2023, the Company sold insignificant businesses that resulted in a loss of $5 million and a gain of $38 million, respectively. During the first quarter of fiscal 2023, the Company also classified certain insignificant businesses as held for sale and recognized a loss of $9 million.
(2) Impairment losses for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 include a $3 million and $4 million impairment charge associated with two strategic investments accounted for within Other income, net and Net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net of tax, respectively.
A reconciliation of reported results to Non-GAAP results is as follows:
The above tables serve to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Please refer to the “About Non-GAAP Measures” section of the press release for further information on the use of these Non-GAAP measures.
Year-over-Year Organic Revenue Growth
EBIT and Adjusted EBIT