DXC Technology Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Results
- Revenues of $3.71 billion for Q1 FY23, down 10.5% as compared to prior year period, and down 2.6% on an organic basis
- Diluted Earnings Per Share was $0.43 and Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share was $0.75 in Q1 FY23
- Q1 FY23 operating cash flow of $163 million, less capital expenditures of $175 million, results in $(12) million of free cash flow, a $292 million improvement over Q1 FY22
- Book-to-bill ratio of 0.87x and trailing twelve-month book-to-bill of 1.06x
- Returned $266 million to shareholders by repurchasing 8.9 million shares in Q1 FY23
ASHBURN, Va., August 3, 2022 — DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023.
Mike Salvino, DXC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented: “Our transformation journey is creating value and we are confident that we are taking the right steps for DXC in the short term that will set us up for success in the long term. I am pleased with the quality of company DXC has become with our stable debt, sound capital allocation strategy, focus on free cash flow generation, investment grade credit profile, improved governance, and our consistent growth in GBS. Our focus now is to accelerate our cost optimization to drive out $500 million in cost by year end, setting the company up for long term success.”
Financial Highlights - First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023
Revenue was $3.71 billion for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 10.5% as compared to prior year period, and down 2.6% on an organic basis. First quarter revenues came in towards the bottom end of our previous guidance range, while organic revenue growth was slightly below the bottom end of our guidance range.
Net income was $103 million, or 2.8% of sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, compared to $282 million, or 6.8% of sales, in the prior year quarter. EBIT was $139 million or 3.7% of sales. Net income and EBIT in the quarter included the following items: amortization of acquired intangible assets of $104 million, restructuring costs of $33 million, gain on disposition of $29 million, a merger related indemnification charge of $10 million, and transaction, separation, and integration costs of $2 million. Excluding these items, Adjusted EBIT margin was 7.0% in the first quarter, a reduction of 100 bps as compared to the prior year quarter.
Diluted earnings per share was $0.43 and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.75 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023. GAAP and Non-GAAP earnings per share were adversely impacted by investments and higher costs, a slower than anticipated ramp of our cost optimization efforts, unfavorable currency fluctuations, and higher than expected tax expense, partially offset by lower interest expense and share count.
On a trailing twelve months basis, the company delivered a book to bill of 1.06x.
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, the Company repurchased 8.9 million shares of common stock for a total of $266 million.
Financial Information by Segment
GBS segment revenue was $1,758 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 6.8% compared to the prior year period and up 2.8% on an organic basis. The GBS performance was driven by strong growth in the Analytics & Engineering business, where revenue increased 15.7% on an organic basis. GBS segment profit was $210 million and segment profit margin was 11.9%, down 250 bps compared to prior year, due to investments and higher costs and the costs related to the exit of our business in Russia. GBS bookings for the quarter were $1.7 billion for a book-to-bill of 0.98x, and 1.17x on a trailing twelve months basis.
GIS segment revenue was $1,949 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 13.5% compared to the prior year period, and down 7.2% on an organic basis. GIS segment organic revenue performance improved slightly, due to a lower level of declines in Security and Modern Workplace revenues, which declined by 0.3% and 16.1% on an organic basis, respectively. GIS segment profit was $127 million with a segment profit margin of 6.5%, a 70 bps margin expansion as compared to first quarter of fiscal year 2022. GIS bookings were $1.5 billion in the quarter for a book-to-bill of 0.77x, and 0.96x on a trailing twelve months basis.
In order to better align our reporting with our go-to market strategy, we have recast our offerings compared to prior quarters. The results for our six offerings are as follows:
Cash flow from (used in) operations was $163 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $(29) million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, and capital expenditures were $175 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $275 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. Free cash flow (cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures) was $(12) million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $(304) million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.
The Company's guidance for the second quarter and full fiscal year 2023 is as follows:
The Company reaffirmed its longer-term guidance:
- Positive organic revenue growth of 1% to 3% for fiscal year 2024
- Adjusted EBIT margin of 10% to 11% in fiscal year 2024
- Non-GAAP diluted Earnings Per Share of $5.00 to $5.25 in fiscal year 2024
- Free cash flow of approximately $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2024
- Restructuring and TSI of approximately $100 million in fiscal year 2024
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.
Ken Sharp, Chief Financial Officer, commented: “In Q1 FY23, we continued to drive down uses of cash, including restructuring, transaction, separation and integration expenses, capital expenditures, capital lease originations, and our facility footprint. These initiatives allowed us to deliver a $292 million improvement in free cash flow over the first quarter of FY22. We continued to execute on our capital deployment program, returning $266 million to shareholders by repurchasing 8.9 million shares during the quarter to complete $500 million of our $1 billion repurchase commitment."
Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
DXC Technology senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results on August 3, 2022, 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 10, 2022. 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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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the uncertainty of the magnitude, duration, geographic reach of the COVID-19 crisis, its impact on the global economy and the impact of current and potential travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, vaccine mandates and economic restrictions implemented to address the crisis; our inability to succeed in our strategic objectives; the risk of liability or damage to our reputation resulting from security incidents, including breaches, and cyber-attacks to our systems and networks and those of our business partners, insider threats, disclosure of sensitive data or failure to comply with data protection laws and regulations in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment, in each case, whether deliberate or accidental; our inability to develop and expand our service offerings to address emerging business demands and technological trends, including our inability to sell differentiated services amongst our offerings; our inability to compete in certain markets and expand our capacity in certain offshore locations and risks associated with such offshore locations such as Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine and our exit from the Russian market; failure to maintain our credit rating and ability to manage working capital, refinance and raise additional capital for future needs; our indebtedness; the competitive pressures faced by our business; our inability to accurately estimate the cost of services, and the completion timeline of contracts; execution risks by us and our suppliers, customers, and partners; the risks associated with natural disasters; our inability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with key partners; the risks associated with prolonged periods of inflation; the risks associated with our international operations, such as risks related to currency exchange rates and Brexit; our inability to comply with governmental regulations or the adoption of new laws or regulations, including social and environmental responsibility regulations, policies and provisions; our inability to achieve the expected benefits of our restructuring plans; inadvertent infringement of third-party intellectual property rights or our inability to protect our own intellectual property assets; our inability to procure third-party licenses required for the operation of our products and service offerings; risks associated with disruption of our supply chain; our inability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; potential losses due to asset impairment charges; our inability to pay dividends or repurchase shares of our common stock; pending investigations, claims and disputes and any adverse impact on our profitability and liquidity; disruptions in the credit markets, including disruptions that reduce our customers’ access to credit and increase the costs to our customers of obtaining credit; our failure to bid on projects effectively; financial difficulties of our customers and our inability to collect receivables; our inability to maintain and grow our customer relationships over time and to comply with customer contracts or government contracting regulations or requirements; our inability to succeed in our strategic transactions; changes in tax laws and any adverse impact on our effective tax rate; risks following the merger of Computer Sciences Corporation and Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's businesses, including anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities and future capital expenditures; and risks following the spin-off of our former U.S. Public Sector business and its related mergers with Vencore Holding Corp. and KeyPoint Government Solutions in June 2018 to form Perspecta Inc., which was acquired by Peraton in May 2021. 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, 2022, 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, 2022.
No assurance can be given that any goal or plan set forth in any forward-looking statement can or will be achieved, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements which speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to update or release any revisions to any forward-looking statement or to report any events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by law.
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, and free cash flow.
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. Free cash flow represents cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures.
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 do not expect 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 from “organic basis” financial results, 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. This approach is used for all results where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.
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.
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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 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, planning, financing and advisory fees and other similar charges associated with mergers, acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and dispositions and other similar transactions.(1)
- Amortization of acquired intangible assets – includes amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations.
- Merger related indemnification - represents the Company’s current estimate of potential liability to HPE for indemnification following the outcome of the Oracle v. HPE litigation in June 2022; obligation pursuant to ES-CSC merger.
- Gains and losses on dispositions – gains and losses related to dispositions of businesses, strategic assets and interests in less than wholly-owned entities.(2)
- Debt extinguishment costs – costs associated with early retirement, redemption, repayment or repurchase of debt and debt-like items including any breakage, make-whole premium, prepayment penalty or similar costs as well as solicitation and other legal and advisory expenses.(3)
- Tax adjustments – discrete tax adjustments to impair or recognize certain deferred tax assets, adjustments for changes in tax legislation and the impact of merger and divestitures. Income tax expense of all other (non-discrete) non-GAAP adjustments is based on the difference in the GAAP annual effective tax rate (AETR) and overall non-GAAP provision (consistent with the GAAP methodology).(4)
(1) TSI-Related Costs for all periods presented include fees and other internal and external expenses associated with legal, accounting, consulting, due diligence, investment banking advisory, and other services, as well as financing fees, retention incentives, and resolution of transaction related claims in connection with, or resulting from, exploring or executing potential acquisitions, dispositions and strategic investments, whether or not announced or consummated.
The TSI-Related costs for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 include $2 million of costs incurred in connection with activities related to acquisitions and divestitures.
The TSI-Related costs for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 include $11 million of costs to execute the strategic alternatives; $4 million legal costs and $(12) million credit towards Perspecta Arbitration settlement, $4 million in expenses related to integration projects resulting from the CSC - HPE ES merger (including costs associated with continuing efforts to separate certain IT systems) and $2 million of costs incurred in connection with activities related to other acquisitions and divestitures.
(2) Gains and losses on dispositions for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 include a net gain of $38 million on dispositions and a loss of $9 million related to certain insignificant businesses classified as held for sale as of June 30, 2022.
Gains and losses on dispositions for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 include a $341 million gain on sale of the HPS business, gains of $19 million on other dispositions and $(13) million of adjustments relating to the sale of the HHS business.
(3) Debt extinguishment costs adjustments for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 include $18 million to fully redeem two series of our 4.45% senior notes due fiscal 2023, $3 million to partially redeem our 4.125% senior notes due fiscal 2026, and $7 million of debt associated with asset financing.
(4)Tax adjustment for fiscal 2022 reflects net revaluation of deferred taxes resulting from changes in non-US jurisdiction tax rates.
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.