DXC Technology Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2023 Results
- Revenues of $3.59 billion for Q4 FY23, down 10.4% as compared to prior year period, and down 2.9% on an organic basis
- Diluted Loss Per Share was $(3.38) and Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share was $1.02 in Q4 FY23
- Book-to-bill of 1.04x in the fourth quarter of FY23; book-to-bill in the quarter for both GBS and GIS segments was greater than 1.0x
- Q4 FY23 operating cash flow of $415 million, less capital expenditures of $146 million, resulted in free cash flow of $269 million
- The Company completed its $1 billion share repurchase initiative in April 2023. Today, DXC is announcing a new $1 billion share repurchase
ASHBURN, VA, May 18, 2023 – Today, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) reported results for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year 2023.
“We are pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter and fiscal 2023, as it demonstrates that we are executing and positions us for more progress in fiscal year 2024.” said Mike Salvino, Chairman, President, and CEO of DXC. “The clear execution on our transformation journey by our talented team has delivered a better culture, stronger customers relationships, an improved sales model, revenue stability, expanded margins, free cash flow, and a solid investment grade credit profile, while returning $1 billion back to our shareholders. This is great execution and I am happy that our future focus will not be fixing challenges, but on continuing to deliver higher quality revenue, margin, earnings per share, expanding free cash flow, and returning another $1 billion to shareholders, while maintaining our solid financial foundation.”
Financial Highlights - Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023
Revenue was $3.59 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 10.4% as compared to the prior year period, and down 2.9% on an organic basis. The organic revenue decline was the result of a lower level of resale revenues and a lower level of project revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023.
Net income was $(758) million, or (21.1)% of sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, compared to $539 million, or 13.4% of sales, in the prior year quarter. EBIT was $(1,146) million or (31.9)% of sales. Adjusted EBIT margin was 8.9% in the fourth quarter, up 40 basis points as compared to the prior year quarter.
Loss per share was $(3.38) and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.02 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023. Compared to the prior year quarter, loss per share and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were impacted by a lower share count and lower net interest expense, partially offset by foreign exchange headwinds and lower sales volumes. GAAP loss per share was negatively impacted by a higher tax rate, while Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share benefited from a lower Non-GAAP tax rate.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, the annual pension plan mark-to-market evaluation resulted in a net mark-to-market loss of $1,070 million primarily due to the performance of plan assets. In addition, the Company executed a buy-out of one of its defined benefit pension plans in the UK in coordination with the plan trustees. The buy-out removes the funding risk from DXC's balance sheet and resulted in a loss of $361 million. Both of these non-cash items are excluded from the Company's Non-GAAP results.
On a trailing twelve months basis, the company delivered a book to bill of 1.02x.
Financial Information by Segment
GBS segment revenue was $1,751 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 7.5% compared to the prior year period and up 3.3% on an organic basis. GBS performance was driven by continued growth in the Analytics & Engineering business, where revenue increased 8.5% on an organic basis. GBS segment profit was $240 million and segment profit margin was 13.7%, down 80 bps compared to prior year period due to increased investments as we implement our offering-led sales model, partially offset by cost optimization initiatives. GBS bookings for the quarter were $1.8 billion for a book-to-bill of 1.04x, and 1.05x on a trailing twelve months basis.
GIS segment revenue was $1,840 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, down 13.0% compared to the prior year period, and down 8.5% on an organic basis. GIS segment revenue performance was driven by lower Modern Workplace and Cloud Infrastructure & ITO revenues. GIS segment profit was $143 million with a segment profit margin of 7.8%, a 190 bps margin expansion as compared to fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, driven by efficiencies from our cost optimization initiatives, a favorable sales mix shift with lower resale activity, partially offset by increased investments as we implement our offering-led sales model. GIS bookings were $1.9 billion in the quarter for a book-to-bill of 1.03x, and 0.99x on a trailing twelve months basis.
The results for our six offerings are as follows:
Cash flow from operations was $415 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $271 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, and capital expenditures were $146 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $178 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022. Free cash flow (cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures) was $269 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, as compared to $93 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022. For the fiscal year 2023, operating cash flow and free cash flow were negatively impacted by a lower level of deposits at the German Banks of approximately $70 million. The German banks were sold on January 3, 2023.
The Company's guidance for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2024 is as follows:
DXC does not provide a reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures that it discusses as part of its guidance because certain significant information required for such reconciliation is not available without unreasonable efforts or at all, including, most notably, the impact of significant non-recurring items. Without this information, DXC does not believe that a reconciliation would be meaningful.
Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
DXC Technology senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results on May 18, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The dial-in number for domestic callers is +1 (888) 330-2455. Callers who reside outside of the United States should dial +1 (240) 789-2717. The passcode for all participants is 4164760. The webcast audio and any presentation slides will be available on DXC Technology’s Investor Relations website.
A replay of the conference call will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until May 25, 2023. The phone number for the replay is +1 (800) 770-2030 or +1 (647) 362-9199. The replay passcode is 4164760.
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private, and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates. Learn more about how we deliver excellence for our customers and colleagues at DXC.com.
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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
- our inability to succeed in our strategic objectives;
- the risk of liability or damage to our reputation resulting from security incidents, including breaches, and cyber-attacks to our systems and networks and those of our business partners, insider threats, disclosure of sensitive data or failure to comply with data protection laws and regulations in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment; in each case, whether deliberate or accidental;
- our inability to develop and expand our service offerings to address emerging business demands and technological trends, including our inability to sell differentiated services amongst our offerings;
- our inability to compete in certain markets and expand our capacity in certain offshore locations and risks associated with such offshore locations such as the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine;
- failure to maintain our credit rating and ability to manage working capital, refinance and raise additional capital for future needs;
- public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic
- our indebtedness;
- the competitive pressures faced by our business;
- our inability to accurately estimate the cost of services, and the completion timeline of contracts;
- execution risks by us and our suppliers, customers, and partners;
- the risks associated with climate change and natural disasters;
- increased scrutiny of, and evolving expectations for, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance initiatives;
- our inability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with key partners;
- the risks associated with prolonged periods of inflation or current macroeconomic conditions, including the current decline in economic growth rates in the United States and in other countries, the possibility of reduced spending by customers in the areas we serve, the success of our cost-takeout efforts, continuing unfavorable foreign exchange rate movements, and our ability to close new deals in the event of an economic slowdown;
- the risks associated with our international operations, such as risks related to currency exchange rates;
- our inability to comply with existing and new laws and regulations, including social and environmental responsibility regulations, policies and provisions, as well as customer and investor demands;
- our inability to achieve the expected benefits of our restructuring plans;
- inadvertent infringement of third-party intellectual property rights or our inability to protect our own intellectual property assets;
- our inability to procure third-party licenses required for the operation of our products and service offerings;
- risks associated with disruption of our supply chain;
- our inability to maintain effective disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting;
- potential losses due to asset impairment charges;
- our inability to pay dividends or repurchase shares of our common stock;
- pending investigations, claims and disputes and any adverse impact on our profitability and liquidity;
- disruptions in the credit markets, including disruptions that reduce our customers’ access to credit and increase the costs to our customers of obtaining credit;
- counterparty default risk in our hedging program;
- our failure to bid on projects effectively;
- financial difficulties of our customers and our inability to collect receivables;
- our inability to maintain and grow our customer relationships over time and to comply with customer contracts or government contracting regulations or requirements;
- our inability to succeed in our strategic transactions;
- changes in tax laws and any adverse impact on our effective tax rate;
- risks following the merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”) and Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company’s (“HPES”) businesses, including anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities, and future capital expenditures;
- risks following the spin-off of our former U.S. Public Sector business (the “USPS”) and its related mergers with Vencore Holding Corp. and KeyPoint Government Solutions in June 2018 to form Perspecta Inc. (including its successors and permitted assigns, “Perspecta”), which was acquired by Peraton in May 2021; and
- the other factors described in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.
No assurance can be given that any goal or plan set forth in any forward-looking statement can or will be achieved, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to update or release any revisions to any forward-looking statement or to report any events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
About Non-GAAP Measures
In an effort to provide investors with supplemental financial information, in addition to the preliminary and unaudited financial information presented on a GAAP basis, we have also disclosed in this press release preliminary Non-GAAP information including: earnings before interest and taxes ("EBIT"), EBIT margin, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, Non-GAAP diluted EPS, organic revenue growth, free cash flow, and Non-GAAP tax rate.
We believe EBIT, EBIT margin, Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS provide investors with useful supplemental information about our operating performance after excluding certain categories of expenses. Free cash flow represents cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures.
One category of expenses excluded from Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS, incremental amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations, may result in a significant difference in period over period amortization expense on a GAAP basis. We exclude amortization of certain acquired intangible assets as these non-cash amounts are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and/or size of acquisitions. Although DXC management excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets primarily customer-related intangible assets, from its Non-GAAP expenses, we believe that it is important for investors to understand that such intangible assets were recorded as part of purchase accounting and support revenue generation. Any future transactions may result in a change to the acquired intangible asset balances and associated amortization expense.
Another category of expenses excluded from Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBIT margin, and Non-GAAP diluted EPS, impairment losses, may result in a significant difference in period over period expense on a GAAP basis. We exclude impairment losses as these non-cash amounts, reflect generally an acceleration of what would be multiple periods of expense and do not expect to occur frequently. Further assets such as goodwill may be significantly impacted by market conditions outside of management’s control.
We believe organic revenue growth provides investors with useful supplemental information about our revenues after excluding the effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations for currencies other than U.S. dollars and the effects of acquisitions and divestitures in the periods presented. See below for a description of the methodology we use to present organic revenues.
Selected references are made to revenue growth on an “organic basis” so that certain financial results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency rates and without the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures, thereby providing comparisons of operating performance from period to period of the business that we have owned during all periods presented. Organic revenue growth is calculated by dividing the year-over-year change in GAAP revenues attributed to organic growth by the GAAP revenues reported in the prior comparable period. This approach is used for all results where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.
There are limitations to the use of the Non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. One of the limitations is that they do not reflect complete financial results. We compensate for this limitation by providing a reconciliation between our Non-GAAP financial measures and the respective most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes between companies.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
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Selected Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
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We define segment profit as segment revenues less costs of services, segment selling, general and administrative, depreciation and amortization, and other income (excluding the movement in foreign currency exchange rates on our foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities and the related economic hedges). The Company does not allocate to its segments certain operating expenses managed at the corporate level. These unallocated costs generally include certain corporate function costs, stock-based compensation expense, pension and other post-retirement benefits (“OPEB”) actuarial and settlement gains and losses, restructuring costs, transaction, separation and integration-related costs, and amortization of acquired intangible assets.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Our Non-GAAP adjustments include:
- Restructuring costs – includes costs, net of reversals, related to workforce and real estate optimization and other similar charges.
- Transaction, separation and integration-related (“TSI”) costs – includes costs related to integration, planning, financing and advisory fees and other similar charges associated with mergers, acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures, and dispositions and other similar transactions.(1)
- Amortization of acquired intangible assets – includes amortization of intangible assets acquired through business combinations.
- Pension and OPEB actuarial and settlement gains and losses – pension and OPEB actuarial mark to market adjustments and settlement gains and losses.
- Merger related indemnification – represents the Company’s current estimate of potential liability to HPE for a tax related indemnification; indemnification on the Forsyth v. HP Inc. and HPE litigation(2); and indemnification on the Company’s final liability to HPE on the Oracle v. HPE litigation. These obligations are pursuant to HPES merger.
- SEC Matter - represents the Company’s current estimate of potential liability related to a previously disclosed investigation into its historical determination and disclosure of certain “transaction, separation, and integration-related costs” as part of the Company’s non-GAAP adjustments.(3)
- Gains and losses on dispositions – gains and losses related to dispositions of businesses, strategic assets and interests in less than wholly-owned entities.(4)
- Arbitration loss - reflects losses arising from arbitration decisions in the third and fourth quarters of fiscal 2023.
- Impairment losses – impairment losses on assets classified as long-term on the balance sheet.(5)
- Debt extinguishment costs – costs associated with early retirement, redemption, repayment or repurchase of debt and debt-like items including any breakage, make-whole premium, prepayment penalty or similar costs as well as solicitation and other legal and advisory expenses.(6)
- Tax adjustments – discrete tax adjustments to impair or recognize certain deferred tax assets and adjustments for changes in tax legislation. Income tax expense (benefit) of merger and divestitures is separately computed based on the underlying transaction. Income tax expense of all other (non-discrete) non-GAAP adjustments is computed by applying the jurisdictional tax rate to the pre-tax adjustments on a jurisdictional basis.(7)
(1) TSI-Related costs include fees and other internal and external expenses associated with legal, accounting, consulting, due diligence, investment banking advisory, and other services, as well as financing fees, retention incentives, and resolution of transaction related claims in connection with, or resulting from, exploring or executing potential acquisitions, dispositions and strategic investments, whether or not announced or consummated.
The TSI-Related costs for fiscal 2023 include $16 million of costs incurred in connection with activities related to acquisitions and divestitures.
The TSI-Related costs for fiscal 2022 include $14 million of costs to execute dispositions (including $2 million for the sale of HHS which closed in October 2020 and $12 million for the sale of HPS which closed on April 1, 2021); $2 million legal costs and a $(12) million credit towards Perspecta Arbitration settlement; $5 million in expenses related to integration projects resulting from the CSC – HPE ES merger (including costs associated with continuing efforts to separate certain IT systems) and $17 million of costs incurred in connection with activities related to other acquisitions and divestitures.
(2) See Note 21 – “Commitments and Contingencies,” Forsyth, et al. v. HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
(3) See Note 21 – “Commitments and Contingencies,” SEC Matter.
(4) Gains and losses on dispositions for fiscal 2023 include a $215 million gain on sale of the FDB business and a net loss of $25 million on dispositions related to certain insignificant businesses.
Gains and losses on dispositions for fiscal 2022 include a $331 million gain on sale of the HPS business, gains of $23 million on dispositions related to certain insignificant businesses, and loss of $13 million on adjustments relating to the sale of the HHS business.
(5) Impairment losses for fiscal 2023 include an $8 million impairment charge for customer related intangible assets and an $11 million impairment charge associated with a strategic investment.
Impairment losses for fiscal 2022 includes a $10 million impairment charge of capitalized TSI related property and equipment and a $21 million impairment charge of loan receivable and stock warrants associated with a strategic investment.
(6) Debt extinguishment costs for fiscal 2022 were $311 million for the partial and full redemption of term loans, senior notes, and extinguishment of debt associated with asset financing.
(7)Tax adjustment for fiscal 2023 includes $(87) million net revaluation of deferred taxes resulting from changes in non-US jurisdiction tax rates, $(28) million of adjustments to transition tax, and $(5) million for changes in valuation allowances on deferred tax assets.
Tax adjustment for fiscal 2022 includes $50 million net revaluation of deferred taxes resulting from changes in non-US jurisdiction tax rates and $(7) million of adjustment to transition tax.
A reconciliation of reported results to Non-GAAP results is as follows:
The above tables serve to reconcile the Non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Please refer to the “About Non-GAAP Measures” section of the press release for further information on the use of these Non-GAAP measures.
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