Unisys Announces Third-Quarter 2010 Financial Results; Company Reports Another Profitable Quarter, Led by Services, and Significantly Improved Cash Flow

Oct 26, 2010, 06:00 ET from Unisys Corporation

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Vs. 3Q09

  • Revenue declines 13 percent on lower technology and project-based services revenue
  • IT outsourcing revenue grows slightly
  • Technology revenue declines 31 percent; technology revenue up year to date
  • Services operating profit margin of 8 percent as company benefits from continued reshaping of business
  • Operating expenses (SG&A + R&D expenses) decline 13 percent
  • Net income of $28.3 million, down 54 percent on lower technology sales
  • Cash flow from operations improves to $127 million, up 35 percent, despite lower technology revenue
  • Company generates $81 million of free cash flow, up 78 percent

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today reported third-quarter 2010 net income of $28.3 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $61.1 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Third-quarter 2010 net income from continuing operations was $21.8 million, or 50 cents per diluted share, compared with $52.4 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Operating results of the company’s divested UK-based Unisys Insurance Services Limited (UISL) business and health information management business are being reported as discontinued operations.

Revenue in the third quarter of 2010 declined 13 percent (2 percentage points was attributable to divested businesses) to $961 million compared with $1.11 billion in the year-ago quarter. Foreign currency fluctuations had a one percentage-point negative impact on revenue in the quarter. U.S. revenue declined 15 percent to $438 million while revenue from international markets declined 12 percent (10 percent in constant currency) to $523 million.

“We made further progress on many fronts in the quarter as we continue to reshape the Unisys business model,” said Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman. “We achieved a services operating profit margin of 8 percent – an important milestone that put us in our targeted 8 to 10 percent margin range. We also grew revenue slightly in our IT outsourcing business. Operating expenses and cash flow improved significantly, reflecting improved efficiencies across the business.

“After three straight quarters of strong growth, sales of our ClearPath servers declined, impacting our net income comparisons against a strong third quarter a year ago. To drive profitable growth, we continue to enhance our portfolio with innovative solutions, including new enterprise virtualization capabilities announced last week for our ClearPath server family. Our more competitive portfolio positions us to capitalize on emerging growth markets in our areas of strength.”

Overall Margins

Unisys reported a third-quarter gross profit margin of 24.7 percent, down from 26.9 percent a year ago, driven by lower sales of ClearPath enterprise servers in the quarter. Operating expenses (selling, general and administrative expenses plus research and development) declined 13 percent in the quarter compared to the year-ago quarter. Despite the expense reduction, third-quarter operating profit margin declined to 7.9 percent, down from 10.1 percent a year ago, reflecting the lower ClearPath sales in the current quarter.

Third-Quarter Business Segment Results

Customer revenue in the company’s services segment declined 10 percent (2 percentage points was attributable to divested businesses) compared with the year-ago quarter. Reflecting improved cost efficiencies in services delivery, services gross profit margin increased to 20.6 percent compared with 19.9 percent a year ago, while services operating margin increased to 8.0 percent compared with 7.5 percent a year ago.

Services backlog at September 30, 2010 was $5.8 billion, flat from September 30, 2009 and up from $5.5 billion of services backlog at June 30, 2010. The increase from June 30, 2010 is primarily attributable to currency exchange rate movements. Services orders showed double-digit declines from year-ago levels, which included a significant business process outsourcing contract renewal.

Customer revenue in the company’s technology segment declined 31 percent from the third quarter of 2009, driven by lower sales of ClearPath servers. Reflecting the lower volume of ClearPath sales, the company reported a technology gross profit margin of 47.6 percent and an operating profit margin of 7.9 percent in the quarter, down from a gross profit margin of 55.2 percent and operating margin of 21.2 percent in the year-ago quarter. Unisys recently introduced more powerful models to its ClearPath server family as well as new secure partitioning (sPar) virtualization technology that enables ClearPath users to improve the efficiency of their data center environments.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet Highlights

Unisys generated $127 million of cash from operations in the third quarter of 2010 compared with $94 million of cash from operations in the third quarter of 2009. Capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2010 were $46 million compared with $48 million in the year-ago quarter. The company generated $81 million of free cash flow (cash from operations less capital expenditures) in the third quarter of 2010 compared with free cash flow of $46 million in the third quarter of 2009.

At September 30, 2010, Unisys reported $689 million of cash on hand, up from $497 million at June 30, 2010.

During the quarter the company completed the sale of its U.K.-based Unisys Insurance Services Limited (UISL). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Conference Call

Unisys will hold a conference call today at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results. The listen-only Webcast, as well as the accompanying presentation materials, can be accessed via a link on the Unisys Investor Web site at www.unisys.com/investor. Following the call, an audio replay of the Webcast, and accompanying presentation materials, can be accessed through the same link.

Constant Currency

The company refers to revenue growth rates at constant currency or adjusting for currency so that the business results can be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates to facilitate comparisons of the company’s business performance from one period to another. Constant currency for revenue is calculated by retranslating current and prior period results at a consistent rate. This approach is based on the pricing currency for each country which is typically the functional currency. Generally, when the dollar either strengthens or weakens against other currencies, the growth at constant currency rates or adjusting for currency will be higher or lower than growth reported at actual exchange rates.

About Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, any projections of earnings, revenues, or other financial items; any statements of the company’s plans, strategies or objectives for future operations; statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; and any statements of belief or expectation. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Risks and uncertainties that could affect the company’s future results include the adverse effects of global economic conditions; the company’s significant pension obligations and potential requirements to make significant cash contributions to its defined benefit pension plans; the success of the company’s program to reduce costs, focus its global resources and simplify its business structure; the potential adverse effects of aggressive competition in the information services and technology marketplace; the company’s ability to effectively anticipate and respond to volatility and rapid technological change in its industry; the company’s ability to retain significant clients; the company’s ability to take on, successfully implement and grow outsourcing operations; the company’s ability to drive profitable growth in consulting and systems integration; market demand for the company’s high-end enterprise servers and maintenance on those servers; the risk that the company’s contracts may not be as profitable as expected or provide the expected level of revenues and that contracts with U.S. governmental agencies may subject it to audits, criminal penalties, sanctions and other expenses and fines; the risk that the company may face damage to its reputation or legal liability if its clients are not satisfied with its services or products; the performance and capabilities of third parties with whom the company has commercial relationships; the risks of doing business internationally when more than half of the company’s revenue is derived from international operations; the company’s ability to access capital and credit markets to address its liquidity needs; the business and financial risk in implementing future dispositions or acquisitions; the potential for infringement claims to be asserted against the company or its clients; the possibility that pending litigation could affect the company’s results of operations or cash flow; and the company’s consideration of all available information following the end of the quarter and before the filing of the Form 10-Q and the possible impact of this subsequent event information on its financial statements for the reporting period. Additional discussion of factors that could affect the company’s future results is contained in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unisys assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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UNISYS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(Millions, except per share data)

Three Months

Nine Months

Ended September 30

Ended September 30

2010

2009 *

2010

2009 *

Revenue

 Services

$855.2

$952.8

$2,597.7

$2,858.7

 Technology

105.4

153.6

377.3

368.4

960.6

1,106.4

2,975.0

3,227.1

Costs and expenses

 Cost of revenue:

   Services

675.9

747.9

2,070.5

2,267.2

   Technology

47.3

60.7

143.9

187.0

723.2

808.6

2,214.4

2,454.2

Selling, general and administrative

142.4

161.9

458.7

500.2

Research and development

18.9

24.3

60.8

76.8

884.5

994.8

2,733.9

3,031.2

Operating profit

76.1

111.6

241.1

195.9

Interest expense

25.0

25.4

76.8

68.4

Other income (expense), net

(0.2)

(3.4)

(44.6)

(7.3)

Income from continuing operations

before income taxes

50.9

82.8

119.7

120.2

Provision for income taxes

28.2

28.4

52.7

54.9

Consolidated net income from

continuing operations

22.7

54.4

67.0

65.3

Net income attributable to

noncontrolling interests

(0.9)

(2.0)

(3.3)

(6.8)

Net income from continuing operations

attributable to Unisys Corporation

21.8

52.4

63.7

58.5

Income from discontinued

operations, net of taxes

6.5

8.7

73.2

16.3

Net income attributable to

Unisys Corporation

$28.3

$61.1

$136.9

$74.8

Earnings per share attributable Unisys Corporation

Basic

Continuing operations

$   .51

$  1.30

$  1.50

$  1.53

Discontinued operations

.15

.21

1.72

.43

   Total

$   .66

$  1.51

$  3.22

$  1.96

Diluted

Continuing operations

$   .50

$  1.27

$  1.47

$  1.51

Discontinued operations

.15

.21

1.69

.42

   Total

$   .65

$  1.48

$  3.16

$  1.93

Shares used in the per share computations (thousands):

 Basic

42,620

40,569

42,536

38,215

 Diluted

43,292

41,403

43,335

38,666

 * Reclassified for discontinued operations  

UNISYS CORPORATION

SEGMENT RESULTS

(Unaudited)

(Millions)

Total

Eliminations

Services

Technology

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2010

Customer revenue

$960.6

$855.2

$105.4

Intersegment

($25.6)

1.2

24.4

Total revenue

$960.6

($25.6)

$856.4

$129.8

Gross profit percent

24.7%

20.6%

47.6%

Operating profit percent

7.9%

8.0%

7.9%

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2009 *

Customer revenue

$1,106.4

$952.8

$153.6

Intersegment

($33.3)

1.8

31.5

Total revenue

$1,106.4

($33.3)

$954.6

$185.1

Gross profit percent

26.9%

19.9%

55.2%

Operating profit percent

10.1%

7.5%

21.2%

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2010

Customer revenue

$2,975.0

$2,597.7

$377.3

Intersegment

($84.9)

3.6

81.3

Total revenue

$2,975.0

($84.9)

$2,601.3

$458.6

Gross profit percent

25.6%

19.5%

54.5%

Operating profit percent

8.1%

6.3%

17.4%

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2009 *

Customer revenue

$3,227.1

$2,858.7

$368.4

Intersegment

($118.5)

5.1

113.4

Total revenue

$3,227.1

($118.5)

$2,863.8

$481.8

Gross profit percent

24.0%

19.2%

43.8%

Operating profit percent

6.1%

5.8%

2.8%

 * Reclassified for discontinued operations

UNISYS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(Millions)

September 30,

December 31,

2010

2009 *

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$688.7

$647.6

Accounts and notes receivable, net

781.9

767.4

Inventories

 Parts and finished equipment

61.4

57.5

 Work in process and materials

41.5

43.0

Deferred income taxes

26.0

19.9

Prepaid expense and other current assets

129.3

139.2

Assets of discontinued operations

-

98.8

Total

1,728.8

1,773.4

Properties

1,382.5

1,365.8

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

1,158.7

1,140.1

Properties, net

223.8

225.7

Outsourcing assets, net

180.6

213.7

Marketable software, net

146.3

151.5

Deferred income taxes

179.4

180.6

Goodwill

196.7

198.5

Other long-term assets

184.5

213.5

Total

$2,840.1

$2,956.9

Liabilities and stockholders' deficit

Current liabilities

Current maturities of long-term debt

$0.8

$65.8

Accounts payable

269.6

292.2

Deferred revenue

474.1

439.1

Other accrued liabilities

512.2

566.0

Liabilities of discontinued operations

-

87.1

Total

1,256.7

1,450.2

Long-term debt

836.7

845.9

Long-term postretirement liabilities

1,498.2

1,640.6

Long-term deferred revenue

143.5

149.2

Other long-term liabilities

139.2

142.7

Commitments and contingencies

Total stockholders' deficit

(1,034.2)

(1,271.7)

Total

$2,840.1

$2,956.9

 * Reclassified for discontinued operations  

UNISYS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(Millions)

Nine Months Ended

September 30

2010

2009

Cash flows from operating activities

Consolidated net income from continuing operations

$67.0

$65.3

Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes

73.2

16.3

Add (deduct) items to reconcile consolidated net

income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Foreign currency transaction loss

19.9

-

Employee stock compensation

7.3

(0.3)

Depreciation and amortization of properties

58.1

71.7

Depreciation and amortization of outsourcing assets

85.4

113.9

Amortization of marketable software

46.5

70.3

Disposals of capital assets

8.2

5.7

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses and assets

(65.7)

4.7

Loss on extinguishment of debt

1.4

-

(Increase) decrease in deferred income taxes, net

(11.8)

16.7

(Increase) decrease in receivables, net

(23.2)

96.4

(Increase) decrease in inventories

(2.0)

15.4

Decrease in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

(37.6)

(248.8)

(Decrease) increase in other liabilities

(35.1)

6.0

Increase in other assets

(41.7)

(52.0)

Other

0.1

0.5

Net cash provided by operating activities

150.0

181.8

Cash flows from investing activities

Proceeds from investments

317.5

296.8

Purchases of investments

(316.5)

(294.9)

Restricted deposits

13.9

(82.5)

Investment in marketable software

(41.8)

(43.7)

Capital additions of properties

(49.7)

(32.1)

Capital additions of outsourcing assets

(70.4)

(73.4)

Net proceeds from sale (purchases) of businesses and assets

121.2

(1.9)

Net cash used for investing activities

(25.8)

(231.7)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1.3

-

Payments of long-term debt

(78.0)

(30.0)

Financing fees

(0.1)

(15.4)

Net cash used for financing activities

(76.8)

(45.4)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(6.3)

24.9

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

41.1

(70.4)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

647.6

544.0

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$688.7

$473.6

SOURCE Unisys Corporation



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