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Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:30:00 AM
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Summary

Xerox Reaffirms above Estimates

Xerox (XRX) reported 1st Quarter March 2021 earnings of $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.23 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. Revenue fell 8.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it continues to expect 2021 revenue of at least $7.20 billion. The current consensus revenue estimate is $7.11 billion for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Xerox Corporation is engaged in business process and document management solutions. It provides services, technology and expertise to small businesses to large enterprises, to focus on their core business and operate more effectively.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.22
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.23
Reported Revenue
$1.71 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$1.59 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Xerox Releases First-Quarter Results, Affirms Guidance

Increased demand drives equipment revenue and IT Services growth, company poised to capitalize on economic recovery

Financial Summary

  • $1.71 billion of revenue, down 8.1 percent year-over-year or 10.4 percent in constant currency.
  • GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18, up $0.21 year-over-year, and adjusted EPS of $0.22, up $0.01 year-over-year.
  • Adjusted operating margin of 5.2 percent, up 50 basis points year-over-year.
  • $117 million of operating cash flow, down $56 million year-over-year.
  • $100 million of free cash flow, down $50 million year-over-year.

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xerox Holdings Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced 2021 first-quarter results.

“In the first quarter, in an environment where many offices remained closed, we grew equipment sales and IT Services revenue year-over-year. I am proud of how our employees have continued to deliver for our customers during the pandemic. We made progress toward standing up XFS, Xerox Software and PARC Innovation as separate businesses, which we now expect to complete in calendar year 2021,” said Xerox Vice Chairman and CEO John Visentin. “With small and medium-sized business and enterprise clients planning to return more employees to the office, our differentiated offerings are well-positioned to serve their growing needs. The strength of our performance, portfolio and strategy gives us confidence we will return Xerox to growth in 2021.”

First-Quarter Key Financial Results:

(in millions, except per share data)

Q1 2021

Q1 2020

B/(W)

YOY

% Change

YOY

Revenue

$1,710

$1,860

$(150)

(8.1)% AC
(10.4)% CC1

Gross Margin

35.7%

38.3%

(260) bps

 

RD&E %

4.3%

4.5%

20 bps

 

SAG %

26.2%

29.1%

290 bps

 

Pre-Tax Income (Loss)

$53

$(5)

$58

NM

Pre-Tax Income (Loss) Margin

3.1%

(0.3)%

340 bps

 

Operating Income - Adjusted1

$89

$87

$2

2.3%

Operating Margin - Adjusted1

5.2%

4.7%

50 bps

 

GAAP Earnings (Loss) per Share

$0.18

$(0.03)

$0.21

NM

Earnings Per Share - Adjusted1

$0.22

$0.21

$0.01

4.8%

___________
(1)
Refer to the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release for a discussion of these non-GAAP measures and their reconciliation to the reported GAAP measures.

Non-GAAP Measures
This release refers to the following non-GAAP financial measures:

  • Adjusted EPS, which excludes restructuring and related costs, net, the amortization of intangible assets, non-service retirement-related costs, transaction and related costs, net and other discrete adjustments from GAAP-EPS.
  • Adjusted operating margin and income, which exclude the EPS adjustments noted above as well as the remainder of other expenses, net from pre-tax income/(loss) and margin.
  • Constant currency (CC) revenue change, which excludes the effects of currency translation.
  • Free cash flow, which is operating cash flow less capital expenditures.

Refer to the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release for a discussion of these non-GAAP measures and their reconciliation to the reported GAAP measures.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release, and other written or oral statements made from time to time by management contain “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “will”, “should”, "targeting", "projecting", "driving" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, our performance and/or our technology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs, assumptions and expectations and are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such factors include but are not limited to: the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customers' businesses and the duration and extent to which this will impact our future results of operations and overall financial performance; our ability to address our business challenges in order to reverse revenue declines, reduce costs and increase productivity so that we can invest in and grow our business; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; changes in economic and political conditions, trade protection measures, licensing requirements and tax laws in the United States and in the foreign countries in which we do business; the imposition of new or incremental trade protection measures such as tariffs and import or export restrictions; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to successfully develop new products, technologies and service offerings and to protect our intellectual property rights; the risk that multi-year contracts with governmental entities could be terminated prior to the end of the contract term and that civil or criminal penalties and administrative sanctions could be imposed on us if we fail to comply with the terms of such contracts and applicable law; the risk that partners, subcontractors and software vendors will not perform in a timely, quality manner; actions of competitors and our ability to promptly and effectively react to changing technologies and customer expectations; our ability to obtain adequate pricing for our products and services and to maintain and improve cost efficiency of operations, including savings from restructuring actions; the risk that confidential and/or individually identifiable information of ours, our customers, clients and employees could be inadvertently disclosed or disclosed as a result of a breach of our security systems due to cyber attacks or other intentional acts; reliance on third parties, including subcontractors, for manufacturing of products and provision of services; the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union; our ability to manage changes in the printing environment and expand equipment placements; interest rates, cost of borrowing and access to credit markets; funding requirements associated with our employee pension and retiree health benefit plans; the risk that our operations and products may not comply with applicable worldwide regulatory requirements, particularly environmental regulations and directives and anti-corruption laws; the outcome of litigation and regulatory proceedings to which we may be a party; any impacts resulting from the restructuring of our relationship with Fujifilm Holdings Corporation; and the shared services arrangements entered into by us as part of Project Own It. Additional risks that may affect Xerox’s operations and other factors that are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section and other sections of Xerox Holdings Corporation’s and Xerox Corporation's combined 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in Xerox Holdings Corporation's and Xerox Corporation's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release or as of the date to which they refer, and Xerox assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments, except as required by law.

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XEROX HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in millions, except per-share data)

 

2021

 

2020

Revenues

 

 

 

 

Sales

 

$

602

 

 

$

565

 

Services, maintenance and rentals

 

1,053

 

 

1,236

 

Financing

 

55

 

 

59

 

Total Revenues

 

1,710

 

 

1,860

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

420

 

 

387

 

Cost of services, maintenance and rentals

 

651

 

 

731

 

Cost of financing

 

28

 

 

30

 

Research, development and engineering expenses

 

74

 

 

84

 

Selling, administrative and general expenses

 

448

 

 

541

 

Restructuring and related costs, net

 

17

 

 

41

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

15

 

 

11

 

Transaction and related costs, net

 

 

 

17

 

Other expenses, net

 

4

 

 

23

 

Total Costs and Expenses

 

1,657

 

 

1,865

 

Income (Loss) before Income Taxes & Equity Income(1)

 

53

 

 

(5)

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

14

 

 

(1)

 

Equity in net income of unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

 

2

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

39

 

 

(2)

 

Less: Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Xerox Holdings

 

$

39

 

 

$

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

(0.03)

 

Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

(0.03)

 

___________________________
(1) Referred to as “Pre-Tax Income (Loss)” throughout the remainder of this document.

XEROX HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

39

 

 

$

(2)

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Xerox Holdings

 

39

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income, Net

 

 

 

 

Translation adjustments, net

 

(51)

 

 

(197)

 

Unrealized (losses) gains, net

 

(7)

 

 

5

 

Changes in defined benefit plans, net

 

55

 

 

54

 

Other Comprehensive Loss, Net Attributable to Xerox Holdings

 

(3)

 

 

(138)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net Attributable to Xerox Holdings

 

$

36

 

 

$

(140)

 

XEROX HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in millions, except share data in thousands)

 

March 31,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

Assets

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

2,379

 

 

$

2,625

 

Accounts receivable (net of allowance of $68 and $69, respectively)

 

781

 

 

883

 

Billed portion of finance receivables (net of allowance of $4 and $4, respectively)

 

92

 

 

99

 

Finance receivables, net

 

1,065

 

 

1,082

 

Inventories

 

841

 

 

843

 

Other current assets

 

262

 

 

251

 

Total current assets

 

5,420

 

 

5,783

 

Finance receivables due after one year (net of allowance of $131 and $129, respectively)

 

1,920

 

 

1,984

 

Equipment on operating leases, net

 

277

 

 

296

 

Land, buildings and equipment, net

 

393

 

 

407

 

Intangible assets, net

 

223

 

 

237

 

Goodwill

 

4,075

 

 

4,071

 

Deferred tax assets

 

510

 

 

508

 

Other long-term assets

 

1,454

 

 

1,455

 

Total Assets

 

$

14,272

 

 

$

14,741

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt

 

$

678

 

 

$

394

 

Accounts payable

 

932

 

 

983

 

Accrued compensation and benefits costs

 

241

 

 

261

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

794

 

 

840

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,645

 

 

2,478

 

Long-term debt

 

3,674

 

 

4,050

 

Pension and other benefit liabilities

 

1,473

 

 

1,566

 

Post-retirement medical benefits

 

339

 

 

340

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

498

 

 

497

 

Total Liabilities

 

8,629

 

 

8,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible Preferred Stock

 

214

 

 

214

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

199

 

 

198

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,456

 

 

2,445

 

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(162)

 

 

 

Retained earnings

 

6,267

 

 

6,281

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(3,335)

 

 

(3,332)

 

Xerox Holdings shareholders’ equity

 

5,425

 

 

5,592

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

4

 

 

4

 

Total Equity

 

5,429

 

 

5,596

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$

14,272

 

 

$

14,741

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares of common stock issued

 

198,651

 

 

198,386

 

Treasury stock

 

(6,704)

 

 

 

Shares of Common Stock Outstanding

 

191,947

 

 

198,386

 

XEROX HOLDINGS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

39

 

 

$

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments required to reconcile Net income (loss) to Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

86

 

 

94

 

Provisions

 

20

 

 

80

 

Net gain on sales of businesses and assets

 

 

 

(1)

 

Stock-based compensation

 

16

 

 

11

 

Restructuring and asset impairment charges

 

21

 

 

29

 

Payments for restructurings

 

(27)

 

 

(35)

 

Defined benefit pension cost

 

 

 

24

 

Contributions to defined benefit pension plans

 

(35)

 

 

(33)

 

Decrease in accounts receivable and billed portion of finance receivables

 

92

 

 

166

 

Increase in inventories

 

(18)

 

 

(126)

 

Increase in equipment on operating leases

 

(28)

 

 

(32)

 

Decrease in finance receivables

 

37

 

 

93

 

Decrease (increase) in other current and long-term assets

 

18

 

 

(16)

 

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable

 

(31)

 

 

51

 

Decrease in accrued compensation

 

(36)

 

 

(108)

 

Decrease in other current and long-term liabilities

 

(35)

 

 

(38)

 

Net change in income tax assets and liabilities

 

6

 

 

(10)

 

Net change in derivative assets and liabilities

 

3

 

 

8

 

Other operating, net

 

(11)

 

 

18

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

117

 

 

173

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

Cost of additions to land, buildings, equipment and software

 

(17)

 

 

(23)

 

Proceeds from sales of businesses and assets

 

 

 

2

 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

(193)

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(17)

 

 

(214)

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

Net (payments) proceeds on debt

 

(95)

 

 

2

 

Dividends

 

(54)

 

 

(58)

 

Payments to acquire treasury stock, including fees

 

(162)

 

 

 

Other financing, net

 

(7)

 

 

(4)

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(318)

 

 

(60)

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(12)

 

 

(29)

 

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(230)

 

 

(130)

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

2,691

 

 

2,795

 

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash at End of Period

 

$

2,461

 

 

$

2,665

 

Impact of COVID-19 on Our Business Operations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners and support their needs so they can perform their work flawlessly, whether in the office or a remote location.

During the first quarter 2021, our business was still experiencing the impact of the pandemic, and the recovery in the near-term may be uneven and affected by the emergence of new variants of the virus and the resurgence of elevated COVID-19 cases in various countries and regions. However, we saw a gradual recovery of our revenues as businesses gained confidence in the progress to control the pandemic and resumed investments in new printing technology and services, and we saw a positive correlation between the roll-out of vaccinations, the return of employees to the office, and the gradual recovery of our page-volume driven post sale revenues. We expect that measures to control the pandemic and expand economic activity will result in a moderate economic improvement in 2021. We also expect to continue our actions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on our business operations and financial performance, and we have a strong balance sheet and sufficient liquidity, including access to our undrawn $1.8 billion revolver.

With our Project Own It transformation and cost savings, we have built a leaner and more flexible cost structure, but we also continue to focus our efforts on incremental actions to prioritize and preserve cash as we manage through the pandemic. These actions include the continued reduction of discretionary spend such as near-term targeted marketing programs, the use of contract employees, and the suspension of 401(k) matching contributions. In addition, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various governments continue to employ temporary measures to provide aid and economic stimulus directly to companies through cash grants and credits or indirectly through payments to temporarily furloughed employees. During first quarter 2021, we recognized savings of approximately $10 million from the use of such measures in the U.S., Canada and Europe. We continue to monitor government programs and actions being implemented or expected to be implemented to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Review

Revenues

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

% of Total
Revenue

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

 

%

Change

 

CC % Change

 

2021

 

2020

Equipment sales

 

$

381

 

 

$

325

 

 

17.2%

 

14.2%

 

22%

 

17%

Post sale revenue

 

1,329

 

 

1,535

 

 

(13.4)%

 

(15.6)%

 

78%

 

83%

Total Revenue

 

$

1,710

 

 

$

1,860

 

 

(8.1)%

 

(10.4)%

 

100%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

 

$

602

 

 

$

565

 

 

6.5%

 

4.2%

 

 

 

 

Less: Supplies, paper and other sales

 

(221)

 

 

(240)

 

 

(7.9)%

 

(9.3)%

 

 

 

 

Equipment Sales

 

$

381

 

 

$

325

 

 

17.2%

 

14.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services, maintenance and rentals

 

$

1,053

 

 

$

1,236

 

 

(14.8)%

 

(18.0)%

 

 

 

 

Add: Supplies, paper and other sales

 

221

 

 

240

 

 

(7.9)%

 

(9.3)%

 

 

 

 

Add: Financing

 

55

 

 

59

 

 

(6.8)%

 

(8.6)%

 

 

 

 

Post Sale Revenue

 

$

1,329

 

 

$

1,535

 

 

(13.4)%

 

(15.6)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

 

$

1,076

 

 

$

1,239

 

 

(13.2)%

 

(13.4)%

 

63%

 

67%

EMEA

 

587

 

 

575

 

 

2.1%

 

(4.6)%

 

34%

 

31%

Other

 

47

 

 

46

 

 

2.2%

 

2.2%

 

3%

 

2%

Total Revenue(1)

 

$

1,710

 

 

$

1,860

 

 

(8.1)%

 

(10.4)%

 

100%

 

100%

____________________________
CC - Refer to "Constant Currency" in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.
(1) Refer to Appendix II for our Geographic Sales Channels and Products and Offerings Definitions.

Equipment sales revenue

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

% of Equipment Sales

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

 

%

Change

 

CC %
Change

 

2021

 

2020

Entry

 

$

68

 

 

$

48

 

 

41.7%

 

35.9%

 

18%

 

15%

Mid-range

 

238

 

 

206

 

 

15.5%

 

13.2%

 

63%

 

63%

High-end

 

70

 

 

67

 

 

4.5%

 

2.0%

 

18%

 

21%

Other

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

25.0%

 

25.0%

 

1%

 

1%

Equipment Sales

 

$

381

 

 

$

325

 

 

17.2%

 

14.2%

 

100%

 

100%

____________________________
CC - Constant Currency (refer to Non-GAAP Financial Measures section).
Note: During first quarter 2021, we revised the classification of equipment sales revenue by category for our XBS sales unit. Refer to APPENDIX II, Equipment Sales Revenue – Classification Update, for the revision of prior periods based on the new classification.

Costs, Expenses and Other Income

Summary of Key Financial Ratios

The following is a summary of key financial ratios used to assess our performance:

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

 

B/(W)

 

Gross Profit

 

$

611

 

 

$

712

 

 

$

(101)

 

 

RD&E

 

74

 

 

84

 

 

10

 

 

SAG

 

448

 

 

541

 

 

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Gross Margin

 

27.9

%

 

26.3

%

 

1.6

 

pts.

Post sale Gross Margin

 

38.0

%

 

40.8

%

 

(2.8)

 

pts.

Total Gross Margin

 

35.7

%

 

38.3

%

 

(2.6)

 

pts.

RD&E as a % of Revenue

 

4.3

%

 

4.5

%

 

0.2

 

pts.

SAG as a % of Revenue

 

26.2

%

 

29.1

%

 

2.9

 

pts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax Income (Loss)

 

$

53

 

 

$

(5)

 

 

$

58

 

 

Pre-tax Income (Loss) Margin

 

3.1

%

 

(0.3)

%

 

3.4

 

pts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted(1) Operating Profit

 

$

89

 

 

$

87

 

 

$

2

 

 

Adjusted(1) Operating Margin

 

5.2

%

 

4.7

%

 

0.5

 

pts.

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(1) Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section for an explanation of the non-GAAP financial measure.

Other Expenses, Net

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

Non-financing interest expense

 

$

24

 

 

$

21

 

Interest income

 

(1)

 

 

(8)

 

Non-service retirement-related costs

 

(20)

 

 

1

 

Gains on sales of businesses and assets

 

 

 

(1)

 

Currency losses, net

 

2

 

 

2

 

Contract termination costs - IT services

 

 

 

3

 

All other expenses, net

 

(1)

 

 

5

 

Other expenses, net

 

$

4

 

 

$

23

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release, and other written or oral statements made from time to time by management contain “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “will”, “should”, "targeting", "projecting", "driving" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, our performance and/or our technology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs, assumptions and expectations and are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such factors include but are not limited to: the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our customers' businesses and the duration and extent to which this will impact our future results of operations and overall financial performance; our ability to address our business challenges in order to reverse revenue declines, reduce costs and increase productivity so that we can invest in and grow our business; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; changes in economic and political conditions, trade protection measures, licensing requirements and tax laws in the United States and in the foreign countries in which we do business; the imposition of new or incremental trade protection measures such as tariffs and import or export restrictions; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to successfully develop new products, technologies and service offerings and to protect our intellectual property rights; the risk that multi-year contracts with governmental entities could be terminated prior to the end of the contract term and that civil or criminal penalties and administrative sanctions could be imposed on us if we fail to comply with the terms of such contracts and applicable law; the risk that partners, subcontractors and software vendors will not perform in a timely, quality manner; actions of competitors and our ability to promptly and effectively react to changing technologies and customer expectations; our ability to obtain adequate pricing for our products and services and to maintain and improve cost efficiency of operations, including savings from restructuring actions; the risk that confidential and/or individually identifiable information of ours, our customers, clients and employees could be inadvertently disclosed or disclosed as a result of a breach of our security systems due to cyber attacks or other intentional acts; reliance on third parties, including subcontractors, for manufacturing of products and provision of services; the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union; our ability to manage changes in the printing environment and expand equipment placements; interest rates, cost of borrowing and access to credit markets; funding requirements associated with our employee pension and retiree health benefit plans; the risk that our operations and products may not comply with applicable worldwide regulatory requirements, particularly environmental regulations and directives and anti-corruption laws; the outcome of litigation and regulatory proceedings to which we may be a party; any impacts resulting from the restructuring of our relationship with Fujifilm Holdings Corporation; and the shared services arrangements entered into by us as part of Project Own It. Additional risks that may affect Xerox’s operations and other factors that are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section and other sections of Xerox Holdings Corporation’s and Xerox Corporation's combined 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in Xerox Holdings Corporation's and Xerox Corporation's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC.

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release or as of the date to which they refer, and Xerox assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We have reported our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, we have discussed our financial results using the non-GAAP measures described below. We believe these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better understand the trends in our business and to better understand and compare our results. Accordingly, we believe it is necessary to adjust several reported amounts, determined in accordance with GAAP, to exclude the effects of certain items as well as their related income tax effects.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are set forth below as well as in the first quarter 2021 presentation slides available at www.xerox.com/investor.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted Earnings Measures

  • Net Income (Loss) and Earnings (Loss) per share (EPS)
  • Effective Tax Rate

The above measures were adjusted for the following items:

  • Restructuring and related costs, net: Restructuring and related costs, net include restructuring and asset impairment charges as well as costs associated with our transformation programs beyond those normally included in restructuring and asset impairment charges. Restructuring consists of costs primarily related to severance and benefits paid to employees pursuant to formal restructuring and workforce reduction plans. Asset impairment includes costs incurred for those assets sold, abandoned or made obsolete as a result of our restructuring actions, exiting from a business or other strategic business changes. Additional costs for our transformation programs are primarily related to the implementation of strategic actions and initiatives and include third-party professional service costs as well as one-time incremental costs. All of these costs can vary significantly in terms of amount and frequency based on the nature of the actions as well as the changing needs of the business. Accordingly, due to that significant variability, we will exclude these charges since we do not believe they provide meaningful insight into our current or past operating performance nor do we believe they are reflective of our expected future operating expenses as such charges are expected to yield future benefits and savings with respect to our operational performance.
  • Amortization of intangible assets: The amortization of intangible assets is driven by our acquisition activity which can vary in size, nature and timing as compared to other companies within our industry and from period to period. The use of intangible assets contributed to our revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to our future period revenues as well. Amortization of intangible assets will recur in future periods.
  • Transaction and related costs, net: Transaction and related costs, net are costs and expenses primarily associated with certain strategic M&A projects. These costs are primarily for third-party legal, accounting, consulting and other similar type professional services as well as potential legal settlements that may arise in connection with those M&A transactions. These costs are considered incremental to our normal operating charges and were incurred or are expected to be incurred solely as a result of the planned transactions. Accordingly, we are excluding these expenses from our Adjusted Earnings Measures in order to evaluate our performance on a comparable basis.
  • Non-service retirement-related costs: Our defined benefit pension and retiree health costs include several elements impacted by changes in plan assets and obligations that are primarily driven by changes in the debt and equity markets as well as those that are predominantly legacy in nature and related to employees who are no longer providing current service to the company (e.g. retirees and ex-employees). These elements include (i) interest cost, (ii) expected return on plan assets, (iii) amortization of prior plan amendments, (iv) amortized actuarial gains/losses and (v) the impacts of any plan settlements/curtailments. Accordingly, we consider these elements of our periodic retirement plan costs to be outside the operational performance of the business or legacy costs and not necessarily indicative of current or future cash flow requirements. This approach is consistent with the classification of these costs as non-operating in other expenses, net. Adjusted earnings will continue to include the service cost elements of our retirement costs, which is related to current employee service as well as the cost of our defined contribution plans.
  • Other discrete, unusual or infrequent items: We excluded the following item given its discrete, unusual or infrequent nature and its impact on our results for the period: Contract termination costs - IT services.

We believe the exclusion of these items allows investors to better understand and analyze the results for the period as compared to prior periods and expected future trends in our business.

Adjusted Operating Income and Margin

We calculate and utilize adjusted operating income and margin measures by adjusting our reported pre-tax income and margin amounts. In addition to the costs and expenses noted as adjustments for our Adjusted Earnings measures, adjusted operating income and margin also exclude the remaining amounts included in Other expenses, net, which are primarily non-financing interest expense and certain other non-operating costs and expenses. We exclude these amounts in order to evaluate our current and past operating performance and to better understand the expected future trends in our business.

Constant Currency

To better understand trends in our business, we believe that it is helpful to adjust revenue to exclude the impact of changes in the translation of foreign currencies into U.S. dollars. We refer to this adjusted revenue as “constant currency.” This impact is calculated by translating current period activity in local currency using the comparable prior year period's currency translation rate. This impact is calculated for all countries where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar. Management believes the constant currency measure provides investors an additional perspective on revenue trends. Currency impact can be determined as the difference between actual growth rates and constant currency growth rates.

Free Cash Flow

To better understand trends in our business, we believe that it is helpful to adjust operating cash flows by subtracting amounts related to capital expenditures. Management believes this measure gives investors an additional perspective on cash flow from operating activities in excess of amounts required for reinvestment. It provides a measure of our ability to fund acquisitions, dividends and share repurchase.

Summary

Management believes that all of these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional means of analyzing the current period’s results against the corresponding prior period’s results. However, these non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decisions. These non-GAAP measures are among the primary factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Compensation of our executives is based in part on the performance of our business based on these non-GAAP measures.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures and the most directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP are set forth on the following tables:

Net Income (Loss) and EPS reconciliation:

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

(in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Net Income

 

EPS

 

Net (Loss) Income

 

EPS

Reported(1)

 

$

39

 

 

$

0.18

 

 

$

(2)

 

 

$

(0.03)

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and related costs, net

 

17

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

15

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

Transaction and related costs, net

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

Non-service retirement-related costs

 

(20)

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Contract termination costs - IT services

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Income tax on adjustments(2)

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

(21)

 

 

 

Adjusted

 

$

47

 

 

$

0.22

 

 

$

50

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends on preferred stock used in adjusted EPS calculation(3)

 

 

 

$

4

 

 

 

 

$

4

 

Weighted average shares for adjusted EPS(3)

 

 

 

198

 

 

 

 

216

 

Fully diluted shares at end of period(4)

 

 

 

194

 

 

 

 

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(1)

 

Net income (loss) and EPS attributable to Xerox Holdings.

(2)

 

Refer to Effective Tax Rate reconciliation.

(3)

 

Average shares for the calculation of adjusted diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, excludes 7 million shares associated with our Series A convertible preferred stock and therefore earnings includes the preferred stock dividend. In addition, adjusted diluted EPS shares for 2020 include 4 million shares for potential dilutive common shares, which are not included in the GAAP EPS calculation since it was a loss.

(4)

 

Represents common shares outstanding plus potential dilutive common shares at March 31, 2021.

Effective Tax Rate reconciliation:

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

(in millions)

 

Pre-Tax
Income

 

Income Tax
Expense

 

Effective Tax
Rate

 

Pre-Tax
(Loss)
Income

 

Income Tax
(Benefit) Expense

 

Effective Tax
Rate

Reported(1)

 

$

53

 

 

$

14

 

 

26.4

%

 

$

(5)

 

 

$

(1)

 

 

20.0

%

Non-GAAP Adjustments(2)

 

12

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

21

 

 

 

Adjusted(3)

 

$

65

 

 

$

18

 

 

27.7

%

 

$

68

 

 

$

20

 

 

29.4

%

(1)

Pre-tax income (loss) and income tax expense (benefit).

(2)

Refer to Net Income (Loss) and EPS reconciliation for details.

(3)

The tax impact on Adjusted Pre-Tax Income (Loss) is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the Reported Pre-Tax Income (Loss) under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results.

Operating Income and Margin reconciliation:

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

(in millions)

 

Profit

 

Revenue

 

Margin

 

(Loss) Profit

 

Revenue

 

Margin

Reported(1)

 

$

53

 

 

$

1,710

 

 

3.1

%

 

$

(5)

 

 

$

1,860

 

 

(0.3)

%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and related costs, net

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

Transaction and related costs, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses, net

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted

 

$

89

 

 

$

1,710

 

 

5.2

%

 

$

87

 

 

$

1,860

 

 

4.7

%

___________________________
(1) Pre-tax Income (Loss).

Free Cash Flow reconciliation:

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(in millions)

 

2021

 

2020

Reported(1)

 

$

117

 

 

$

173

 

Less: capital expenditures

 

(17)

 

 

(23)

 

Free Cash Flow

 

$

100

 

 

$

150

 

____________________________
(1) Net cash provided by operating activities.

Guidance:

Cash Flow

(in millions)

 

FY 2021

Operating Cash Flow (1)

 

At least $600

Less: capital expenditures

 

(100)

 

Free Cash Flow

 

At least $500

____________________________
(1) Net cash provided by operating activities.

APPENDIX II

Xerox Holdings Corporation
Geographic Sales Channels and Products and Offerings Definitions

Our business is aligned to a geographic focus and is primarily organized on the basis of go-to-market sales channels, which are structured to serve a range of customers for our products and services. In 2019 we changed our geographic structure to create a more streamlined, flatter and more effective organization, as follows:

  • Americas, which includes our sales channels in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Mexico, and Central and South America.
  • EMEA, which includes our sales channels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
  • Other, primarily includes sales to and royalties from FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. (formerly Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.) ("FX"), and our licensing revenue.

Our products and offerings include:

  • “Entry”, which includes A4 devices and desktop printers. Prices in this product group can range from approximately $150 to $3,000.
  • “Mid-Range”, which includes A3 Office and Light Production devices that generally serve workgroup environments in mid to large enterprises. Prices in this product group can range from approximately $2,000 to $75,000+.
  • “High-End”, which includes production printing and publishing systems that generally serve the graphic communications marketplace and large enterprises. Prices for these systems can range from approximately $30,000 to $1,000,000+.
  • Xerox Services, includes solutions and services that span from managing print to automating processes to managing content. Our primary offerings are Intelligent Workplace Services (IWS), as well as Digital and Cloud Print Services (including centralized print services) and Communication and Marketing Solutions.

Equipment Sales Revenue - Classification Update

During first quarter 2021, we revised the classification of equipment sales revenue by category for our XBS sales unit to conform the classification of devices across Xerox sales channels. The revision had no impact on reported total equipment sales revenue.

 

 

2020 Equipment Sales Revenue - As Reported

(in millions)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

FY

Entry

 

$

40

 

 

$

34

 

 

$

55

 

 

$

59

 

 

$

188

 

Mid-range

 

218

 

 

209

 

 

291

 

 

325

 

 

1,043

 

High-end

 

64

 

 

64

 

 

69

 

 

115

 

 

312

 

Other

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

11

 

 

21

 

Total Equipment Sales Revenue

 

$

325

 

 

$

310

 

 

$

419

 

 

$

510

 

 

$

1,564

 

 

 

Change

(in millions)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

FY

Entry

 

$

8

 

 

$

10

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

40

 

Mid-range

 

(12)

 

 

(14)

 

 

(15)

 

 

(16)

 

 

(57)

 

High-end

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

13

 

Other

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

Total Equipment Sales Revenue

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

 

2020 Equipment Sales Revenue - As Revised

(in millions)

 

Q1

 

Q2

 

Q3

 

Q4

 

FY

Entry

 

$

48

 

 

$

44

 

 

$

66

 

 

$

70

 

 

$

228

 

Mid-range

 

206

 

 

195

 

 

276

 

 

309

 

 

986

 

High-end

 

67

 

 

67

 

 

72

 

 

119

 

 

325

 

Other

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

12

 

 

25

 

Total Equipment Sales Revenue

 

$

325

 

 

$

310

 

 

$

419

 

 

$

510

 

 

$

1,564

 

 

Media Contact:
Callie Ferrari, Xerox, +1- 203-666-9331, Callie.Ferrari@xerox.com

Investor Contact:
Ann Pettrone, Xerox, +1-203-849-2590, Ann.Pettrone@xerox.com

Source: Xerox Holdings Corporation