Diebold Reaffirms 2014 Guidance And Initiates 2015 Outlook

Company also extends cost savings program into 2016 and 2017

Dec 10, 2014, 08:45 ET from Diebold, Incorporated

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of its investment community conference today in New York, Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is reaffirming its full-year 2014 revenue and earnings guidance, and is also initiating full-year revenue and earnings guidance for 2015. 

For 2014, the company continues to expect:

  • Total revenue up approximately 7 percent, year-over-year
  • Earnings per share in the range of $1.66-$1.78, or $1.70-$1.80 per share on a non-GAAP* basis
  • Full-year, non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 32 percent
  • Free cash flow** in the range of $80 million to $100 million

For 2015, the company expects:

  • Financial self-service revenue up approximately 2 to 4 percent, year-over-year
  • Security revenue relatively flat year-over-year
  • Brazil "other" revenue to be approximately $50 million for the full year
  • Earnings per share in the range of $1.75-$2.05, or $1.90-$2.10 per share on a non-GAAP* basis;
  • Full-year, non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 30 percent
  • Free cash flow** to be approximately $120 million

Included in the full-year 2015 revenue and earnings outlook is an approximate 1.5 percent negative impact from currency. 

Diebold is also extending its cost-reduction initiative into 2016 and 2017 with an expectation of generating an additional $50 million in gross savings.  The company's previously disclosed cost-reduction program, with a targeted $150 million in gross savings remains, on track to be completed in 2015. 

As previously announced, Diebold is hosting an investment community conference in New York today, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.  The company will discuss strategic, operational and financial information, which will include the company's outlook for 2015 as well as a mid-term operating framework.  The presentation will be webcast live (audio only) and the presentation materials will be accessible on the company's website at www.diebold.com.

The previous statements are based on current expectations.  These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of any future mergers, acquisitions, disposals, currency fluctuations or other business combinations.  Please refer to the tables below for additional information.


2014 Current Guidance

2015 Outlook

Total revenue:
  Financial Self Service revenue
  Security revenue
  Brazil Other revenue

~7%
-
-
-

Up 2%-4%
~Flat
~$50M

EPS (GAAP)

$1.66 - $1.78

$1.75 - $2.05

Restructuring charges & net non-routine inc. and exp.

$0.04 - $0.02

$0.15 - $0.05

*Total Adjusted EPS

(non-GAAP measure)

$1.70 - $1.80

$1.90 - $2.10

 

The company's management believes excluding net restructuring charges/(benefits), non-routine expenses/income and impairment charges is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the company's historical financial performance and future prospects. Exclusion of these items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the company's core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the company's performance. The company has also excluded a Brazil valuation allowance as well as the deferred tax effect of cash repatriation from its non-GAAP results. The sums of the quarterly figures do not equal year-to-date figures due to rounding or differences in the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the respective periods.

Free cash flow / (use) is calculated as follows:


2014 Current Guidance

2015 Outlook

Net cash provided by (used in)

operating activities (GAAP measure)

$130 million to $160 million

~$180 million

Capital expenditures

($50) to ($60) million

~($60) million

**Free cash flow / (use)

(non-GAAP measure)

$80 million - $100 million

~$120 million

 

The company's management believes that free cash flow is useful to investors because it is a meaningful indicator of cash generated from operating activities that is available for the execution of its business strategy, including service of debt principal dividends, share repurchase and acquisitions. Free cash flow is utilized to fund our dividends, as well as mandatory debt payments and other investment opportunities. Free cash flow is not an indicator of residual cash available for discretionary spending, because it does not take into account mandatory debt service or other non-discretionary spending requirements that are deducted in the calculation of free cash flow.

Forward-Looking Statements

In this press release, statements that are not reported financial results or other historical information are "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements give current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the company's future operating performance, the company's share of new and existing markets, the company's short- and long-term revenue and earnings growth rates, and the company's implementation of cost-reduction initiatives and measures to improve pricing, including the optimization of the company's manufacturing capacity.

The use of the words "will," "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "intends" and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that have been made and may in the future be made by or on behalf of the company. Although the company believes that these forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions regarding, among other things, the economy, its knowledge of its business, and on key performance indicators that impact the company, these forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. The company is not obligated to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Some of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • competitive pressures, including pricing pressures and technological developments;
  • changes in the company's relationships with customers, suppliers, distributors and/or partners in its business ventures;
  • changes in political, economic or other factors such as currency exchange rates, inflation rates, recessionary or expansive trends, taxes and regulations and laws affecting the worldwide business in each of the company's operations, including Brazil, where a significant portion of the company's revenue is derived;
  • global economic conditions, including any additional deterioration and disruption in the financial markets, including the bankruptcies, restructurings or consolidations of financial institutions, which could reduce our customer base and/or adversely affect our customers' ability to make capital expenditures, as well as adversely impact the availability and cost of credit;
  • acceptance of the company's product and technology introductions in the marketplace;
  • the finalization of the company's financial statements for the periods discussed in this release;
  • the company's ability to maintain effective internal controls;
  • changes in the company's intention to further repatriate cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments residing in international tax jurisdictions, which could negatively impact foreign and domestic taxes;
  • unanticipated litigation, claims or assessments, as well as the outcome/impact of any current/pending litigation, claims or assessments, including with respect to the company's Brazil tax or Thailand customs disputes;
  • variations in consumer demand for financial self-service technologies, products and services;
  • potential security violations to the company's information technology systems;
  • the investment performance of our pension plan assets, which could require us to increase our pension contributions, and significant changes in healthcare costs, including those that may result from government action;
  • the amount and timing of repurchases of the company's common shares, if any; and
  • the company's ability to achieve benefits from its cost-reduction initiatives and other strategic changes, including its multi-year realignment plan and other restructuring actions, as well as its business process outsourcing initiative with Accenture.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

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