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    CSC Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
    Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at 8:30:03 AM ET
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CSC (CSC) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended December 30, 2011.

The financial summary for the third quarter is as follows:

-- Revenue was $3.76 billion net of a $204 million reduction relating to the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) contract. Excluding the NHS reduction, revenue was $3.97 billion, a decrease of 0.7% when compared to a year ago.

-- EPS from continuing operations was ($8.97) and included two significant non-cash charges: -- On December 27, 2011, the Company issued a Form 8-K announcing that it would record a material impairment of the Company’s net investment in the NHS contract. Third quarter results reflect a charge of $1.49 billion, reducing EPS from continuing operations by $9.93.

-- A further goodwill impairment review for the BSS-Health reporting unit took place in the third quarter and resulted in a net goodwill impairment charge of $60 million which represented all of the remaining goodwill at BSS-Health. This charge reduced EPS from continuing operations by $0.39.

-- Excluding the impact of the above charges, non-GAAP EPS was $1.35.

-- Pre-tax margin was -38.2% versus 5.8% in the previous year.

-- Operating margin of -34.1% compares to 7.4% for the year ago quarter.

-- Operating cash flow was $720 million for the quarter, as compared to $462 million for the year ago quarter.

-- Free cash flow was $499 million for the quarter when compared to $250 million for the year ago quarter.

-- New business awards were $4.1 billion for the quarter and $13.0 billion year to date, which represents an increase of 71% and 26%, respectively, when compared to last year.

New Business Awards

Across the three lines of business, new business awards for the third quarter were $4.1 billion. North American Public Sector (NPS) contributed $0.8 billion, Managed Services Sector (MSS) delivered $2.4 billion, and Business Solutions & Services (BSS) closed $0.9 billion of new business.

On a year-to-date basis, new business awards were approximately $13.0 billion which is a 26% increase compared to the previous year.

Revenue by Line of Business

For the quarter, revenue from BSS was $0.74 billion. After adjusting for the $204 million NHS reduction, BSS revenue was $0.94 billion (an increase of 5.0% from the third quarter last year and an increase of 4.9% in constant currency). NPS revenue was $1.38 billion (down 6.1% from the third quarter last year). MSS revenue was $1.67 billion (an increase of 1.0% from the third quarter of last year and an increase of 1.1% in constant currency).

Business Commentary

"I am encouraged by our continued success in capturing new business, our strong cash generation, and the sequential improvement in MSS operating margin," said Michael W. Laphen, CSC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Notwithstanding the NHS charge, discussions continue toward defining a program scope and a market potential that builds upon our accomplishments to date."

Guidance

On December 27, 2011, the Company issued a Form 8-K regarding the NHS contract and withdrew its guidance for fiscal year 2012 pending clarity around the NHS situation. As discussions continue with the client, guidance will not be provided at this time but will be communicated at a later date after discussions are completed.

Conference Call and Webcast

CSC senior management will host a conference call and Webcast at 11:00 a.m. EST today. The conference call dial-in number for domestic callers is 800-723-6498. International callers will need to dial +1 785-830-7989. The pass code for all participants is 4001210. The Webcast and presentation slides can be accessed at www.csc.com/investor_relations.

Non-GAAP Measures

In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the Company’s preliminary results as determined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company has also disclosed in this press release preliminary non-GAAP information which management believes provides useful information to investors, including: adjusted data, operating income, operating margin, non-GAAP Earnings/(Loss) per share from Continuing Operations, free cash flow and free cash flow as a percentage of net income attributable to CSC common shareholders. A reconciliation of the adjustments to preliminary GAAP results for this quarter, nine months and prior periods, as well as the rationale for management’s use of non-GAAP measures, is included in the tables below.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended December 30, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website 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 1, 2011 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.

Revenues by Segment
(preliminary and unaudited)
                                                       Quarter Ended
                                -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   % of Total Revenue
                                                              -----------------------------
(Amounts in millions)           December 30,   December 31,    Fiscal 2012  Fiscal 2011(2)
                                    2011         2010 (2)
-----------------------------   -----------    -----------    ----------    -------------
Business Solutions & Services      $740           $899           20 %            23 %
                                -------        -------        ----- -----   ------- ------
Managed Services Sector           1,670          1,653           44              41
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
     Department of Defense(3)       921          1,081           25              27
     Civil Agencies(3)              392            348           10               9
     Other(1)                        66             40            2               1
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
North American Public Sector      1,379          1,469           37              37
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
Corporate & Eliminations            (25 )          (26 )         (1 )            (1 )
                                ------- ----   ------- ----   ----- -----   ------- ------
Total Revenues                   $3,764         $3,995          100 %           100 %
                                =======        =======        ===== =====   ======= ======
                                                     Nine Months Ended
                                -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   % of Total Revenue
                                                              -----------------------------
(Amounts in millions)           December 30,   December 31,    Fiscal 2012  Fiscal 2011(2)
                                    2011         2010 (2)
-----------------------------   -----------    -----------    ----------    -------------
Business Solutions &Services     $2,646         $2,589           22 %            22 %
                                -------        -------        ----- -----   ------- ------
Managed Services Sector           4,908          4,832           42              41
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
     Department of Defense(3)     2,901          3,244           25              28
     Civil Agencies(3)            1,221          1,102           10               9
     Other(1)                       177            152            2               1
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
North American Public Sector      4,299          4,498           37              38
                                -------        -------        -----         -------
Corporate & Eliminations            (90 )          (79 )         (1 )            (1 )
                                ------- ----   ------- ----   ----- -----   ------- ------
Total Revenues                  $11,763        $11,840          100 %           100 %
                                =======        =======        ===== =====   ======= ======
   (1)  Other revenues consist of revenue from state, local and select
        foreign governments as well as commercial contracts performed by the
        NPS segment.
   (2)  Prior period amounts have been recast from those presented in
        previously filed Form 10-Q and Press Release to reflect
        discontinued operations of a business sold in fiscal 2011.
   (3)  Certain NPS amounts for fiscal 2012 and 2011 were reclassified
        from Department of Defense to Civil Agencies to conform to the
        current year presentation.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
(preliminary and unaudited)
                                                                               Quarter Ended               Nine Months Ended
                                                                       ----------------------------  ----------------------------
(Amounts in millions, except per-share                                 December 30,   December 31,   December 30,   December 31,
amounts)                                                                   2011         2010 (1)         2011         2010 (1)
--------------------------------------------------------------------   -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Revenues                                                                $3,764         $3,995        $11,763        $11,840
                                                                       -------        -------        -------        -------
Costs of services (excludes depreciation and amortization, contract      3,237          3,221          9,885          9,539
charge and settlement charge)
Cost of services - specified contract charge (excludes amount            1,281              -          1,281              -
charged to revenue of $204)
Costs of services - settlement charge (excludes amount charged to            -              -            227              -
revenue of $42)
Selling, general and administrative                                        275            242            846            731
Depreciation and amortization                                              302            269            870            797
Goodwill impairment                                                         60              -          2,745              -
Interest expense                                                            43             43            131            126
Interest income                                                             (8 )           (8 )          (32 )          (25 )
Other (income) expense, net                                                 12             (2 )            1            (14 )
                                                                       -------        ------- ----   -------        ------- ----
Total costs and expenses                                                 5,202          3,765         15,954         11,154
                                                                       -------        -------        -------        -------
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes                   (1,438 )          230         (4,191 )          686
Taxes on income                                                            (45 )          (14 )         (118 )          123
                                                                       ------- ----   ------- ----   ------- ----   -------
(Loss) income from continuing operations                                (1,393 )          244         (4,073 )          563
Income (Loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes                     2             (1 )            1             21
                                                                       -------        ------- ----   -------        -------
Net (loss) income                                                       (1,391 )          243         (4,072 )          584
Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net        (1 )            1             12             15
of tax
                                                                       ------- ----   -------        -------        -------
Net (loss) income attributable to CSC common shareholders              $(1,390 )         $242        $(4,084 )         $569
                                                                       ======= ====   ======= ====   ======= ====   ======= ====
Earnings (loss) per common share:
     Basic:
          Continuing operations                                         $(8.97 )        $1.58        $(26.36 )        $3.55
          Discontinued operations                                         0.01          (0.01 )         0.01           0.14
                                                                       -------        ------- ----   -------        -------
                                                                        $(8.96 )        $1.57        $(26.35 )        $3.69
                                                                       ======= ====   =======        ======= ====   =======
     Diluted:(2)
          Continuing operations                                         $(8.97 )        $1.55        $(26.36 )        $3.51
          Discontinued operations                                         0.01          (0.01 )         0.01           0.13
                                                                       -------        ------- ----   -------        -------
                                                                        $(8.96 )        $1.54        $(26.35 )        $3.64
                                                                       ======= ====   =======        ======= ====   =======
Cash dividend per common share                                           $0.20          $0.20          $0.60          $0.50
Weighted average common shares outstanding for:
     Basic EPS                                                         155.061        154.526        154.983        154.378
     Diluted EPS(2)                                                    155.061        156.716        154.983        156.434
   (1)  The consolidated condensed statement of operations for the quarter
        and nine months ended December 31, 2010, has been recast from the
        one presented in previously filed Form 10-Q and Press Release to
        reflect discontinued operations of a business sold in the second
        quarter of fiscal 2011.
   (2)  The computation of the diluted earnings (loss) per share for the
        quarter and nine months ended December 30, 2011, excluded securities
        whose effect, if included, would have been anti-dilutive.
Selected Balance Sheet Data
(preliminary and unaudited)
(Amounts in millions)                                                          As of
-------------------------------------------------------------   ----------------------------
                                                                 December 30, 2011   April 1, 2011
                                                                ------------------  --------------
Assets
     Cash and cash equivalents                                      $898             $1,837
     Receivables, net                                              3,296              3,719
     Prepaid expenses and other current assets                       477              2,001
                                                                --------            -------
          Total current assets                                     4,671              7,557
     Property and equipment, net                                   2,470              2,496
     Outsourcing contract costs, net                                 602                647
     Software, net                                                   666                562
     Goodwill                                                      1,718              4,038
     Other assets                                                    971                820
                                                                --------            -------
          Total assets                                           $11,098            $16,120
                                                                ========            =======
Liabilities
     Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt       $259               $170
     Accounts payable                                                397                517
     Accrued payroll and related costs                               684                817
     Other accrued expenses                                        1,198              1,291
     Deferred revenue                                                642                987
     Income taxes payable and deferred income taxes                  212                396
                                                                --------            -------
          Total current liabilities                                3,392              4,178
     Long-term debt, net of current maturities                     2,470              2,409
     Income tax liabilities and deferred income taxes                491                511
     Other long-term liabilities                                   1,499              1,462
Total equity                                                       3,246              7,560
                                                                --------            -------
     Total liabilities and equity                                $11,098            $16,120
                                                                ========            =======
Debt as a percentage of total capitalization                        45.7 %             25.4 %
Consolidated Condensed Statement of Cash Flows
(preliminary and unaudited)
                                                                                Nine Months Ended
                                                                          ----------------------------
(Amounts in millions)                                                     December 30,   December 31,
                                                                              2011           2010
-----------------------------------------------------------------------   -----------    -----------
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net (loss) income                                                       $(4,072 )        $584
     Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by
     operating activities:
     Depreciation and amortization and other non-cash charges                 933           857
     Goodwill impairment                                                    2,745             -
                                                                            1,485             -
     Specified contract charge
     Settlement charge                                                        269             -
     Stock based compensation                                                  36            46
     Provision for losses on accounts receivable                                6             7
     Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss (gain)                           5            (5 )
     Loss (gain) on dispositions                                                6           (33 )
     Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of
     acquisitions and dispositions:
          Decrease (increase) in assets                                       109           (50 )
          Decrease in liabilities                                            (842 )        (602 )
                                                                          ------- ----   ------ -----
Net cash provided by operating activities                                     680           804
                                                                          -------        ------
Cash flows from investing activities:
     Purchases of property and equipment                                     (433 )        (513 )
     Outsourcing contracts                                                   (142 )         (79 )
     Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                                      (368 )        (158 )
     Business dispositions                                                      -            54
     Software purchased or developed                                         (172 )        (127 )
     Other investing activities, net                                           27            88
                                                                          -------        ------
Net cash used in investing activities                                      (1,088 )        (735 )
                                                                          ------- ----   ------ -----
Cash flows from financing activities:
     Net borrowings of commercial paper                                         -           335
     Borrowings under lines of credit                                          94            47
     Repayments of borrowings under lines of credit                           (46 )      (1,545 )
     Principal payments on long-term debt                                    (433 )         (63 )
     Proceeds from stock options                                               15            26
     Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation                           2             2
     Dividend payments                                                        (93 )         (46 )
     Other financing activities, net                                          (10 )         (19 )
                                                                          ------- ----   ------ -----
Net cash used in financing activities                                        (471 )      (1,263 )
                                                                          ------- ----   ------ -----
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents                  (60 )          39
                                                                          ------- ----   ------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                    (939 )      (1,155 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                              1,837         2,784
                                                                          -------        ------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                   $898        $1,629
                                                                          =======        ======

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile certain non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. CSC management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations as they provide another measure of the Company’s profitability and ability to service its debt, and are considered important measures by financial analysts covering CSC and its peers. Management uses operating income and other non-GAAP measures to evaluate business unit financial performance and these are among the measures used in assessing management performance. One of the limitations associated with the use of operating income (as compared to reported earnings) and other non-GAAP measures are that they do not reflect the complete financial results of the Company. CSC compensates for these limitations by providing reconciliations, as set forth below, including between operating income and income before taxes.

Operating (loss) income (preliminary and unaudited)                       Quarter Ended                 Nine Months Ended
                                                                 ------------------------        ------------------------
(Amounts in millions)                                             December 30,    December 31,    December 30,    December 31,
                                                                      2011          2010 (1)          2011          2010 (1)
--------------------------------------------------------------   -------------    -----------    -------------    -----------
Operating (loss) income                                          $(1,285 )           $297        $(1,180 )           $879
Corporate G&A                                                        (46 )            (34 )         (166 )           (106 )
Interest expense                                                     (43 )            (43 )         (131 )           (126 )
Interest income                                                        8                8             32               25
Goodwill impairment                                                  (60 )              -         (2,745 )              -
Other income (expense), net                                          (12 )              2             (1 )             14
                                                                 ------- ------   -------        ------- ------   -------
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes            $(1,438 )           $230        $(4,191 )           $686
                                                                 ======= ======   =======        ======= ======   =======
Free Cash Flow (preliminary and unaudited)                                Quarter Ended                 Nine Months Ended
                                                                 ------------------------------  ------------------------------
(Amounts in millions)                                             December 30,    December 31,    December 30,    December 31,
                                                                      2011          2010 (1)          2011          2010 (1)
--------------------------------------------------------------   -------------    -----------    -------------    -----------
Free cash flow                                                      $499             $250          $(172 )           $118
Net cash used in investing activities                                185              277          1,088              735
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                                     -              (93 )         (368 )           (158 )
Business dispositions                                                  -                2              -               54
Short-term investments                                                 -                3              3               (8 )
Payment on capital leases and other long-term asset financings        36               23            129               63
                                                                 -------          -------        -------          -------
Net cash provided by operating activities                           $720             $462           $680             $804
                                                                 -------          -------        -------          -------
Net cash used in investing activities                              $(185 )          $(277 )      $(1,088 )          $(735 )
                                                                 ------- ------   ------- ----   ------- ------   ------- ----
Net cash used in financing activities                              $(590 )        $(1,216 )        $(471 )        $(1,263 )
                                                                 ------- ------   ------- ----   ------- ------   ------- ----
Operating (loss) income                                          $(1,285 )           $297        $(1,180 )           $879
Operating margin                                                  (34.14 )%          7.43 %       (10.03 )%          7.42 %
Pre-tax margin                                                    (38.20 )%          5.76 %       (35.63 )%          5.79 %

Note: Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure and the Company’s definition of such measure may differ from other companies. We define free cash flow as equal to the sum of (1) operating cash flows, (2) investing cash flows, excluding business acquisitions, dispositions and investments (including short-term investments and purchase or sale of available for sale securities), and (3) payments on capital leases and other long-term asset financings. Operating margin is defined as operating income as a percentage of revenue. Pre-tax margin is defined as income before taxes as a percentage of revenue.

   (1)  The amounts for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2010
        have been recast from those presented in the previously filed Form
        10-Q and Press Release to reflect discontinued operations of a
        business sold in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.
Selected Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 operating performance data      Q3 FY12      Specified   BSS-Health       Q3 FY12
(preliminary                                                     As Reported    Contract    Impairment    As Adjusted *
and unaudited)                                                                   Charge
(Amounts in millions, except per-share
amounts)
-------------------------------------------------------------
Revenues                                                        $3,764         $(204 )                   $3,968
Operating (loss) income                                         (1,285 )      (1,485 )                      200
Operating Margin                                                -34.14 %                                   5.04 %
Corporate G&A                                                       46                                       46
Net interest expense                                                35                                       35
Other income, net                                                   12                                       12
Goodwill impairment                                                 60                          60            -
(Loss) income from continuing operations before taxes           (1,438 )      (1,485 )         (60 )        107
Net (loss) income attributable to CSC common shareholders       (1,390 )      (1,539 )         (60 )        209
Diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations    $(8.97 )      $(9.93 )      $(0.39 )      $1.35

* As Adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that excludes impact of the specified contract charge and third quarter 2012 BSS-Health goodwill impairment charge. CSC Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information to investors regarding the impact of the two large non-cash items that occurred in Q3 FY12. (Numbers subject to rounding)

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