DXC Technology Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

Quarterly revenue of $4.55 billion

New bookings of $4.9 billion and book-to bill ratio of 1.1x

 Diluted EPS was $(0.96) and non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.64

Cash flow from operations of $472 million and adjusted free cash flow of $237 million


TYSONS, Va., November 5, 2020 - DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2021. Revenue of $4.55 billion and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.64 exceeded the top end of our guidance.

“We delivered strong second quarter results as the ‘new DXC’, exceeding our revenue and non-GAAP diluted EPS targets.  We also improved margins sequentially, and achieved a book-to-bill of 1.1x. We are making good progress on the three key areas of our transformation journey, which are: focus on customers, optimize costs, and seize the market,” said Mike Salvino, DXC president and chief executive officer.

“We recently closed the sale of our U.S. State and Local Health and Human Services business for $5.0 billion and paid down $3.5 billion of debt, strengthening our balance sheet.  We are also on track to close the sale of our Healthcare Provider Software business to Dedalus by the end of this fiscal year. I want to thank our people for driving the momentum and helping us deliver our strong financial results this quarter and their commitment to delivering for our customers.”

Financial Highlights - Second Quarter Fiscal 2021

  • Revenue in the second quarter was $4,554 million.
  • Net loss was $246 million for the second quarter including pre-tax special items of $265 million in restructuring costs, $101 million in transaction, separation, and integration-related costs, and $152 million in amortization of acquired intangibles.
  • Non-GAAP net income was $161 million, excluding those special items, net of tax.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $(0.96) in the second quarter; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.64.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $472 million in the second quarter.
  • Adjusted free cash flow was $237 million in the second quarter.

Financial Information by Segment

Global Business Services (GBS)

  • GBS bookings for the quarter totaled $2.4 billion for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.1x.
  • GBS revenue was $2,242 million in the quarter. GBS revenue decreased 1.9% year-over-year.
  • In constant currency, GBS revenues decreased 3.4% year-over-year and increased 0.5% sequentially.
  • GBS profit margin in the quarter was 14.1%, an increase of 4.2% vs. the prior quarter. Year-over-year, margins were down 1.6%, reflecting prior terminations and price-downs along with customer settlements that were actioned in the quarter, offset by the timing of cost take out initiatives.

Global Infrastructure Services (GIS)

  • GIS bookings for the quarter was $2.5 billion for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.1x.
  • GIS revenue was $2,312 million in the quarter. GIS revenues decreased 9.9% year-over-year.
  • In constant currency, GIS revenues decreased 11.6% year-over-year and decreased 4.0% sequentially.
  • GIS profit margin in the quarter was 1.6%, an increase of 0.6% vs. the prior quarter. Year-over-year, margins were down 7.9% due to the impact of prior terminations and price-downs along with customer settlements that were actioned in the quarter.


  • EBIT and adjusted EBIT in the quarter were $(235) million and $283 million, respectively. EBIT and adjusted EBIT margins were (5.2)% and 6.2%, respectively. Adjusted EBIT margin in the quarter was better than anticipated, benefiting from our cost optimization initiatives.
  • Diluted EPS and non-GAAP diluted EPS were $(0.96) and $0.64, respectively, in the quarter. Diluted EPS and non-GAAP diluted EPS were impacted by a lower than expected tax rate of 24.1%.

Cash Flow

  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $472 million in the second quarter and adjusted free cash flow was $237 million. Operating cash flow and adjusted free cash flow benefited from working capital management. Adjusted free cash flow also benefited from lower capital expenditures during the quarter.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

DXC Technology senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results today at 4:45 p.m. EST. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 800-367-2403. Callers who reside outside of the United States should dial +1-334-777-6978. The passcode for all participants is 8144357. 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 November 12, 2020. The replay passcode is 8144357. 

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. With decades of driving innovation, the world’s largest companies trust DXC to deploy our enterprise technology stack to deliver new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences. Learn more about the DXC story and our focus on people, customers and operational execution at www.dxc.technology.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements represent current expectations and beliefs, and no assurance can be given that the results described in such statements will be achieved. Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements, many of which are outside of our control. Furthermore, many of these risks and uncertainties are currently amplified by and may continue to be amplified by or may, in the future, be amplified by, the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and the impact of varying private and governmental responses that affect our customers, employees, vendors and the economies and communities where they operate. 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, 2020, and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings including DXC's upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020. 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: constant currency, earnings before interest and taxes ("EBIT"), adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBIT margin, adjusted free cash flow, and non-GAAP results including non-GAAP income from continuing operations before taxes, non-GAAP income from continuing operations and non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations.

We present these non-GAAP financial measures of performance which are derived from the statements of operations of DXC. These non-GAAP financial measures include earnings before interest and taxes ("EBIT"), EBIT margin, adjusted EBIT, adjusted EBIT margin, non-GAAP income before income taxes, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP EPS and adjusted free cash flow.

We present these non-GAAP financial measures to provide investors with meaningful supplemental financial information, in addition to the financial information presented on a GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain items from GAAP results which DXC management believes are not indicative of core operating performance. DXC management believes these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better understand the financial performance of DXC exclusive of the impacts of corporate-wide strategic decisions. DXC management believes that adjusting for these items provides investors with additional measures to evaluate the financial performance of our core business operations on a comparable basis from period to period. DXC management believes the non-GAAP measures provided are also considered important measures by financial analysts covering DXC, as equity research analysts continue to publish estimates and research notes based on our non-GAAP commentary, including our guidance around diluted non-GAAP EPS targets.

Non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain items from GAAP results which DXC management believes are not indicative of operating performance such as the amortization of acquired intangible assets and transaction, separation and integration-related costs.

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.

There are limitations to the use of the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this report. 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.

Selected references are made on a “constant currency basis” so that certain financial results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency rates, thereby providing comparisons of operating performance from period to period. Financial results on a “constant currency basis” are non-GAAP measures calculated by translating current period activity into U.S. dollars using the comparable prior period’s currency conversion rates. This approach is used for all results where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.

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