CSC Reports Third Quarter Results
News Release -- February 10, 2010
Significant Increases in Profitability and New Business Awards
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 10 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today reported third quarter fiscal 2010 revenue of $4.0 billion and fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36 compared to third quarter fiscal 2009 revenue of $4.0 billion and EPS of $1.06, a 28% EPS increase over last year.
- New business awards of $6.8 billion for the quarter and $14.9 billion through three quarters, an increase of 17% over the previous year;
- Pre-tax margin of 7.36%, representing a 71 basis point improvement from the previous year;
- Operating margin of 9.54%, a 15 basis point improvement from the previous year;
- Operating cash flow of $131 million, $407 million through three quarters;
- Year-to-date Free Cash Flow of -$140 million, nearly $200 million better than internal plan.
Commenting on the results, CSC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Laphen said, “Despite the sluggish pace of the worldwide economic recovery, our revenue held firm both sequentially and year-over-year as our margin rates and earnings continue to improve. I was particularly pleased with our new business awards of $6.8 billion, significantly above last quarter and last year. On a year-to-date basis, we are $2.2 billion ahead of last year and well positioned to meet our guidance expectations of $17-$18 billion in new business awards.”
New Business Awards
For the quarter, the new business awards totaled $6.8 billion. Across the three lines of business, North American Public Sector (NPS) contributed $0.8 billion, Business Solutions and Services (BSS) reported $0.8 billion, and Managed Services Sector (MSS) closed $5.2 billion of new business including the previously announced contract with Zurich Financial Services and the 5-year renewal and expansion of the Raytheon contract.
“The market trend towards increased Outsourcing continues, as evidenced by our MSS bookings,” said Laphen, “and this underlines one of our core competencies in delivering customer value. We expect this trend to fuel sequential growth in the fourth quarter. In BSS, our Verticals show encouraging growth signs, particularly in transformational and compliance projects, and this is expected to contribute to fourth quarter growth. We anticipate our NPS business will return to positive growth with the awarding of delayed contracts and closure of other opportunities, delivering mid single digit growth for the full year in this sector.”
Lines of Business
NPS revenue was $1.48 billion, MSS revenue was $1.62 billion, BSS revenue was $0.89 billion. These amounts were comparable to last year’s results. In constant currency, MSS was down 5.3% and BSS was down 8.4%. Collectively, CSC’s commercial lines of business, MSS and BSS, realized sequential growth of 3%.
The company re-affirmed its guidance for fiscal year 2010 anticipating revenue in the $16.0 – $16.5 billion range, EPS in the higher end of the $4.80 - $5.00 range, and free cash flow equal or greater than 90% of net income.
Conference Call and Webcast
CSC senior management will host a conference call and Webcast at 11 a.m. EST today. The conference call dial-in number for domestic callers is 888-318-7469. International callers will need to dial 719-325-2192. The pass code for all participants is 1323453. The Webcast and presentation slides can be accessed at www.csc.com/investor_relations.
In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the company’s results as determined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the company has also disclosed in this press release non-GAAP information which management believes provides useful information to investors, including: operating income, operating margin and free cash flow. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results for this quarter and prior periods, as well as the rationale for management’s use of non-GAAP measures, is included in the tables below.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended January 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s Web Site at www.csc.com.
All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent the company’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the company’s control. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in CSC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2009 and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.
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