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CSC Delivers Continued Operating Profit and Free Cash Flow Growth in Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today reported results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014.

“During fiscal 2014, CSC’s cost takeout initiatives drove significant increases to our profit margins and free cash flow. We finished the year with another quarter of sequential revenue growth and bookings growth,” said Mike Lawrie, president and CEO. “Our ground-breaking partnerships are beginning to build momentum, and we are expecting to see contributions to our commercial business in the second half of fiscal 2015. While we are encouraged by the pickup in our commercial business, we still see a fair amount of uncertainty in the Federal market. We continue to drive greater profitability across our business and we are targeting double-digit earnings per share growth to $4.35 to $4.55 in fiscal 2015.”

Total revenue for the quarter was $3.33 billion and compares with revenue of $3.50 billion in the year ago period, a decrease of 5% in constant currency. For the full year, revenue of $13.0 billion declined by 8% in constant currency and 7% on a more comparable basis after adjusting for the divestiture of the Australian IT staffing business in January 2013.

Operating income was $359 million for the quarter, an increase of $154 million when compared with the prior year, and reflects progress made from cost takeout initiatives and higher restructuring in the year-ago period, as well as the benefit from a special item – a $21 million reversal of contingent consideration associated with the acquisition of ServiceMesh, Inc. Operating margin of 10.8% for the quarter and 10.2% excluding the one-time benefit compares with 5.9% for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013. For the full year, operating income of $1.32 billion increased by $444 million when compared with the prior year. Operating margin of 10.2% for the year and 10.0% excluding the one-time benefit compares with 6.2% in the prior fiscal year.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were $292 million in the quarter, an increase of $161 million when compared with the prior year. EBIT margin of 8.8% for the quarter, and 8.1% excluding the one-time benefit, compares with 3.7% in the prior year. For the full year, EBIT of $1.04 billion increased by $431 million over the prior year. EBIT margin of 8.0% for the year and 7.8% adjusting for the one-time benefit compares with 4.3% in the prior fiscal year.

Income from continuing operations of $179 million for the fourth quarter decreased by $68 million when compared with the year ago period due primarily to a tax benefit of $144 million in the prior year. For fiscal 2014, income from continuing operations of $621 million increased by $123 million when compared with fiscal 2013.

Diluted EPS from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 was $1.19, or $1.09 excluding the reversal of contingent consideration. Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.56 in the fourth quarter of 2013 included (1) a gain from divestiture, (2) significant restructuring costs, (3) settlement of securities class action lawsuit, and (4) a tax benefit. Adjusting for these items, diluted EPS from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.22, a reconciliation for which can be found in Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations.

For fiscal 2014, diluted EPS from continuing operations was $4.01, or $3.91 excluding the reversal of contingent consideration. This compares to full year 2013 diluted EPS from continuing operation of $3.09, which included the items discussed above. Adjusting for these items, diluted EPS from continuing operations in 2013 was $2.74, a reconciliation for which can be found in Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations.

Operating cash flow of $548 million in the quarter compares with $41 million in the prior year. For fiscal 2014, operating cash flow of $1.56 billion compares with fiscal 2013 operating cash flow of $1.12 billion. Last year’s results include (1) a $110 million settlement payment from the UK National Health Service, (2) approximately $75 million from divested businesses, and (3) a discretionary pension contribution of $500 million.

Free cash flow of $288 million for the fourth quarter was an improvement of $481 million when compared to the year-ago period, driven by cost take-out, better working capital management, and lower pension contributions. For fiscal year 2014, free cash flow of $689 million compares with $264 million from the prior year, which includes the three items discussed in the prior paragraph.

Ending cash and cash equivalents were $2.44 billion, an increase of $389 million from March 29, 2013.

Contract awards of $4.3 billion in the quarter increased from $3.0 billion in the prior year. For fiscal 2014, contract awards increased to $14.5 billion from $14.1 billion in fiscal year 2013.

Global Business Services (GBS)

For the fourth quarter, GBS revenue of $1.18 billion compares with revenue of $1.22 billion in the year ago quarter. Excluding $14 million from a divested IT staffing business in the year-ago period, GBS revenue decreased by 3% in constant currency as the repositioning of the company’s consulting practice offset growth in applications. On a sequential basis, revenue increased by 6% on the strength of applications and business process services (BPS). Operating margin in the fourth quarter increased to 16.3% from 10.3% in the prior year due to the company’s cost takeout efforts, productivity increases, lower restructuring, and a greater contribution from more profitable licensing contracts. Contract awards for GBS were $1.5 billion in the quarter.

For fiscal 2014, GBS revenue of $4.41 billion compares with revenue of $4.92 billion in the prior year. Excluding $216 million from a divested IT staffing business in the year-ago period, GBS revenue decreased by 6% in constant currency, primarily due to the effects of repositioning of the company’s consulting practice for increased profitability. Segment operating margin was 12.4% for the full year, an improvement when compared with fiscal 2013 operating margin of 7.7%. Contract awards for GBS were $6.1 billion during fiscal 2014.

Global Infrastructure Services (GIS)

GIS revenue of $1.19 billion in the fourth quarter was unchanged year-over-year as revenue growth from cloud, cyber and the ServiceMesh acquisition offset the impacts from price-downs and restructured contracts. On a sequential basis, GIS revenue was up 3%, driven by the ServiceMesh acquisition. GIS operating margin of 6.7% compares with 0.8% margin in the prior year. The year-over-year improvement was due to cost takeout, lower restructuring costs, and improved contract performance from our focus accounts. Contract awards for GIS were $1.8 billion during the quarter.

For fiscal 2014, GIS revenue of $4.61 billion decreased by 2% in constant currency when compared with the prior year. Operating margin of 7.4% for the year and 7.0% adjusted for the one-time reversal of contingent consideration, compares favorably with an operating margin of 2.6% for the prior year. Contract awards for GIS were $4.1 billion during fiscal 2014.

North American Public Sector (NPS)

NPS revenue of $1.00 billion in the quarter declined by 11% from the fourth quarter of 2013 primarily due to contracts which were winding down and the slow pace of new business awards. Operating margin of 10.7% compares with 10.9% in the prior year. NPS contract awards were $1.0 billion in the quarter.

For fiscal 2014, NPS revenue of $4.10 billion decreased by 12% when compared with the prior year. Operating margin of 12.2% increased from 10.5% in the prior year due to better contract management and cost takeout. NPS contract awards were $4.3 billion during fiscal 2014.

Returning Capital to Shareholders

During the fourth quarter, CSC returned $180 million to shareholders consisting of $29 million in common stock dividends and $151 million of share repurchases. CSC repurchased 2.5 million shares during the quarter at an average price of $60.63.

For fiscal year 2014, CSC returned $623 million to shareholders in the form of $118 million in common stock dividends and $505 million of share repurchases. During the year, CSC repurchased 9.8 million shares at an average price of $51.65.

CSC ended fiscal year 2014 with 145,571,442 shares outstanding on March 28, 2014.

Today, CSC’s Board of Directors approved a 15% increase to the company’s quarterly Common Stock dividend to $0.23 per share. The Board of Directors also authorized a new $1.5 billion share repurchase program.

Conference Call and Webcast

CSC senior management will host a conference call and webcast at 5 p.m. EDT today. The dial-in number for domestic callers is 877-719-9786. Callers who reside outside the United States or Canada should dial 719-325-4893. The passcode for all participants is 5785862. The webcast audio and presentation slides will be available at www.csc.com/investorrelations.

A replay of the conference call will be available from approximately three hours after the conclusion of the call until May 15, 2014. The replay dial-in number is 888-203-1112 for domestic callers and 719-457-0820 for callers who reside outside of the U.S. and Canada. The replay passcode is also 5785862. A replay of this webcast will also be available on CSC’s website.

Non-GAAP Measures

In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the Company’s preliminary results as determined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company has also disclosed in this press release preliminary non-GAAP financial information which management believes provides useful information to investors, including: operating income, operating margin, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), EBIT margin, and free cash flow. Reconciliations of the preliminary non-GAAP measures to the respective and most directly comparable GAAP measures, as well as the rationale for management’s use of non-GAAP measures, are included below.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader of next-generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The company's mission is to enable superior returns on clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 79,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.0 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2014. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.

All statements in this press release and in all future press releases that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent the Company’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the Company’s control. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a written description of these factors, see the section titled “Risk Factors” in CSC’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 29, 2013 and any updating information in subsequent SEC filings. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 
Business Segment Revenues, Operating Income and Operating Margins

(preliminary and unaudited)

 
               

Revenues by Segment

Quarter Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013 % Change

% Change in

Constant

Currency

Global Business Solutions $ 1,181 $ 1,224 (3.5 )% (4.1 )%
Global Infrastructure Services 1,188 1,186 0.2 % 0.3 %
North American Public Sector 1,004 1,132 (11.3 )% (11.1 )%
Corporate & Eliminations   (44 )       (39 )
Total Revenue $ 3,329       $ 3,503   (5.0 )% (5.1 )%
 
 
Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013 % Change

% Change in

Constant

Currency

Global Business Solutions $ 4,414 $ 4,917 (10.2 )% (10.2 )%
Global Infrastructure Services 4,613 4,743 (2.7 )% (2.2 )%
North American Public Sector 4,099 4,662 (12.1 )% (12.0 )%
Corporate & Eliminations   (128 )       (127 )
Total Revenue $ 12,998       $ 14,195   (8.4 )% (8.2 )%
 
 

Operating Income and Operating Margins by Segment

Quarter Ended
March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013
(Amounts in millions)

Operating

Income

Operating

Margin

Operating

Income

Operating

Margin

Global Business Solutions $ 193 16.3 % $ 126 10.3 %
Global Infrastructure Services 80 6.7 % 9 0.8 %
North American Public Sector 107 10.7 % 123 10.9 %
Corporate & Eliminations   (21 )

  (53 )
Total Operating Income $ 359   10.8 % $ 205   5.9 %
 
 
Twelve Months Ended
March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013
(Amounts in millions)

Operating

Income

Operating

Margin

Operating

Income

Operating

Margin

Global Business Solutions $ 547 12.4 % $ 379 7.7 %
Global Infrastructure Services 342 7.4 % 125 2.6 %
North American Public Sector 501 12.2 % 490 10.5 %
Corporate & Eliminations   (68 )   (116 )
Total Operating Income $ 1,322   10.2 % $ 878   6.2 %
 
               
Consolidated Statements of Operations

(preliminary and unaudited)

 
 
Quarter Ended Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)     March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013 March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013
 
Revenues $ 3,329   $ 3,503   $ 12,998   $ 14,195  
 
Costs of services (excludes depreciation and amortization and restructuring costs of $42 and $70 for the fourth quarter and twelve months of fiscal 2014 and $137 and $238 for the fourth quarter and twelve months of fiscal 2013) 2,411 2,653 9,567 11,100
Selling, general and administrative (excludes restructuring costs of $1 and $6 for the fourth quarter and twelve months of fiscal 2014, and $16 and $26 for the fourth quarter and twelve months of fiscal 2013) 316 330 1,278 1,176
Depreciation and amortization 265 269 1,018 1,070
Restructuring costs 43 153 76 264
Interest expense 35 36 147 183
Interest income (5 ) (8 ) (16 ) (22 )
Other expense (income), net   2     (33 )   18     (25 )
Total costs and expenses   3,067     3,400     12,088     13,746  
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes 262 103 910 449
Tax expense (benefit) on income   83     (144 )   289     (49 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 179 247 621 498
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (3 )   39     69     481  
Net income (loss) 176 286 690 979
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax   2     5     16     18  
Net income (loss) attributable to CSC common stockholders $ 174   $ 281   $ 674   $ 961  
 
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic:
Continuing Operations $ 1.21 $ 1.58 $ 4.09 $ 3.11
Discontinued Operations   (0.02 )   0.26     0.47     3.11  
$ 1.19   $ 1.84   $ 4.56   $ 6.22  
Diluted:
Continuing Operations $ 1.19 $ 1.56 $ 4.01 $ 3.09
Discontinued Operations   (0.02 )   0.25     0.46     3.09  
$ 1.17   $ 1.81   $ 4.47   $ 6.18  
 
Cash Dividend per common share $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.80 $ 0.80
Weighted average common shares outstanding for:
Basic EPS 145.953 152.638 147.647 154.590
Diluted 149.251 155.136 150.761 155.557
 
       
Selected Balance Sheet Data

(preliminary and unaudited)

 
 
As of
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014 March 29, 2013
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,443 $ 2,054
Receivables, net 2,759 3,199
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   426     420  
Total current assets   5,628     5,673  
 
Property and equipment, net 2,031 2,184
Outsourcing contract costs, net 427 505
Software, net 650 611
Goodwill 1,667 1,516
Other assets   986     762  
Total Assets $ 11,389   $ 11,251  
 
Liabilities
Short-term debt and current maturities of long-term debt $ 681 $ 234
Accounts payable 394 373
Accrued payroll and related costs 592 653
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,094 1,425
Deferred revenue and advance contract payments 624 630
Income taxes payable and deferred income taxes   77     34  
Total current liabilities   3,462     3,349  
 
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 2,207 2,498
Income tax liabilities and deferred income taxes 557 501
Other long-term liabilities 1,219 1,743
 
Total Equity 3,944 3,160
           
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 11,389   $ 11,251  
 
Debt as a percentage of total capitalization 42.3 % 46.4 %
 
   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(preliminary and unaudited)

 
Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 690 $ 979
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,018 1,070
Stock-based compensation 73 49
Deferred taxes 75 112
(Gain) loss on dispositions (73 ) (797 )
Provision for losses on accounts receivable 4 18
Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation (8 ) (3 )
Unrealized foreign currency exchange gain (29 ) (37 )
Impairment losses and contract write-offs 3 9
Cash surrender value in excess of premiums paid (8 ) (10 )
Other non-cash charges, net 55 64
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions:
Decrease in receivables 168 55
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets (40 ) 22
Decrease in accounts payable and accrued expenses (449 ) (690 )
Increase in income taxes payable and income tax liability 112 39
Increase in advanced contract payments and deferred revenue 2 270
Other operating activities, net (33 ) (31 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,560   1,119  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (420 ) (395 )
Payments for outsourcing contract costs (71 ) (115 )
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (190 ) (34 )
Proceeds from business dispositions 248 1,108
Software purchased and developed (197 ) (162 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 38 32
Other investing activities, net 26   22  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (566 ) 456  
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under lines of credit and short-term debt 439 128
Repayment of borrowings under lines of credit (169 )
Borrowing on long-term debt, net of discount 1,077
Principal payments on long-term debt (492 ) (1,238 )
Proceeds from stock options and other common stock transactions 214 55
Excess tax benefit from stock based compensation 8 3
Repurchase of common stock and acquisition of treasury stock (521 ) (283 )
Dividend payments (119 ) (124 )
Payment of contingent consideration (98 )
Other financing activities, net (30 ) (38 )
Net cash used in financing activities (599 ) (589 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (6 ) (25 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 389 961
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 2,054   1,093  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year $ 2,443   $ 2,054  
 
 

Fiscal 2014, Fiscal 2013 and Fiscal 2012 Quarterly Statement of Operations

(preliminary and unaudited)
 

Consistent with the Form 8-K filed on February 7, 2014, quarterly Statement of Operations for fiscal 2014, fiscal 2013, and fiscal 2012 have been updated to reflect the impact of the following discontinued operations: U.S. credit services business, Italian consulting and system integration business and enterprise system integration business in Malaysia and Singapore, Applied Technology Division, flood insurance BPO, and a European software business which was held for sale as of March 28, 2014.

 
 
    Quarter Ended
(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)     June 28, 2013     September 27, 2013     December 27, 2013     March 28, 2014
       
Revenues $ 3,254   $ 3,187   $ 3,228   $ 3,329  
 
Costs of services (excludes depreciation and amortization and restructuring costs of $7, $17, $4, and $42 for the first, second, third, and fourth quarter, respectively, of fiscal 2014) 2,456 2,338 2,362 2,411
Selling, general and administrative (excludes restructuring costs of $0, $(2), $7, and $1 for the first, second, third, and fourth quarter, respectively, of fiscal 2014) 292 316 354 316
Depreciation and amortization 254 248 251 265
Restructuring costs 7 15 11 43
Interest expense 39 35 38 35
Interest income (4 ) (3 ) (4 ) (5 )
Other expense (income), net (1 ) 22   (5 ) 2  
Total costs and expenses 3,043   2,971   3,007   3,067  
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes 211 216 221 262
Tax expense on income 66   70   70   83  
Income from continuing operations 145 146 151 179
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes 14   63   (5 ) (3 )
Net income 159 209 146 176
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax 3   6   5   2  
Net income (loss) attributable to CSC common shareholders $ 156   $ 203   $ 141   $ 174  
 
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic:
Continuing Operations $ 0.95 $ 0.95 $ 0.99 $ 1.21
Discontinued Operations 0.09   0.42   (0.03 ) (0.02 )
$ 1.04   $ 1.37   $ 0.96   $ 1.19  
Diluted:
Continuing Operations $ 0.93 $ 0.93 $ 0.98 $ 1.19
Discontinued Operations 0.09   0.41   (0.04 ) (0.02 )
$ 1.02   $ 1.34   $ 0.94   $ 1.17  
 
Cash Dividend per common share $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding for:
Basic EPS 149.854 148.047 146.735 145.953
Diluted 152.238 150.973 149.362 149.251
 
   
Quarter Ended
(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)     June 29, 2012     September 28, 2012     December 28, 2012     March 29, 2013
       
Revenues $ 3,628   $ 3,528   $ 3,536   $ 3,503  
 
Costs of services (excludes depreciation and amortization and restructuring costs of $27, $56, $18, and $137 for the first, second, third, and fourth quarter, respectively, of fiscal 2013) 2,967 2,713 2,767 2,653
Selling, general and administrative (excludes restructuring costs of $0, $2, $8, $16 for the first, second, third, and fourth quarter, respectively, of fiscal 2013) 281 294 271 330
Depreciation and amortization 262 271 268 269
Restructuring costs 27 58 26 153
Interest expense 44 46 57 36
Interest income (5 ) (5 ) (4 ) (8 )
Other expense (income), net 12   (11 ) 7   (33 )
Total costs and expenses 3,588   3,366   3,392   3,400  
 
Income from continuing operations before taxes 40 162 144 103
Tax expense (benefit) on income 19   46   30   (144 )
Income from continuing operations 21 116 114 247
Income from discontinued operations, net of taxes 21   22   399   39  
Net income 42 138 513 286
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax 2   8   3   5  
Net income attributable to CSC common shareholders $ 40   $ 130   $ 510   $ 281  
 
Earnings per share
Basic:
Continuing Operations $ 0.12 $ 0.70 $ 0.72 $ 1.58
Discontinued Operations 0.14   0.14   2.57   0.26  
$ 0.26   $ 0.84   $ 3.29   $ 1.84  
Diluted:
Continuing Operations $ 0.12 $ 0.69 $ 0.71 $ 1.56
Discontinued Operations 0.14   0.14   2.56   0.25  
$ 0.26   $ 0.83   $ 3.27   $ 1.81  
 
Cash Dividend per common share $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding for:
Basic EPS 155.227 155.360 155.039 152.638
Diluted 155.647 155.754 156.084 155.136
 
   
Quarter Ended
(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)     July 1, 2011     September 30, 2011     December 30, 2011     March 30, 2012
       
Revenues $ 3,655   $ 3,603   $ 3,430   $ 3,788  
 
Costs of services (excludes depreciation and amortization and restructuring costs of $137 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012) 3,032 2,970 2,949 3,230
Cost of services – specified contract charge (excludes amount charged to revenue of $204 (fiscal 2012)) 1,281
Cost of services – settlement charge (excludes amount charged to revenue of $42 (fiscal 2012)) 227
Selling, general and administrative (excludes restructuring costs of $3 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012) 257 299 265 287
Depreciation and amortization 274 289 300 278
Restructuring costs 140
Goodwill impairment 2,685 60
Interest expense 43 44 42 45
Interest income (12 ) (12 ) (8 ) (6 )
Other expense (income), net (2 ) (4 ) 15   (5 )
Total costs and expenses 3,592   6,498   4,904   3,969  
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes 63 (2,895 ) (1,474 ) (181 )
Tax benefit on income (15 ) (48 ) (32 ) (1 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 78 (2,847 ) (1,442 ) (180 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes 107   (19 ) 51   27  
Net income (loss) 185 (2,866 ) (1,391 ) (153 )
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of tax 2   11   (1 ) 5  
Net income (loss) attributable to CSC common shareholders $ 183   $ (2,877 ) $ (1,390 ) $ (158 )
 
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic:
Continuing Operations $ 0.49 $ (18.44 ) $ (9.29 ) $ (1.19 )
Discontinued Operations 0.69   (0.12 ) 0.33   0.17  
$ 1.18   $ (18.56 ) $ (8.96 ) $ (1.02 )
Diluted:
Continuing Operations $ 0.48 $ (18.44 ) $ (9.29 ) $ (1.19 )
Discontinued Operations 0.69   (0.12 ) 0.33   0.17  
$ 1.17   $ (18.56 ) $ (8.96 ) $ (1.02 )
 
Cash Dividend per common share $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20
Weighted average common shares outstanding for:
Basic EPS 154.844 155.045 155.061 155.098
Diluted 155.991 155.045 155.061 155.098
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile operating income, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and free cash flow to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. CSC management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's financial condition and results of operations as they provide another measure of the Company's profitability and ability to service its debt, and are considered important measures by financial analysts covering CSC and its peers.

Management uses operating income to evaluate business unit financial performance and it is one of the measures used in assessing management performance. One of the limitations associated with the use of operating income (as compared to reported earnings) is that it does not reflect the complete financial results of the Company. CSC compensates for these limitations by providing reconciliation between operating income and income before taxes. Management uses free cash flow as one of the factors in reviewing the overall performance of the business. Management compensates for the limitations of this non-GAAP measure by also reviewing the GAAP measures of operating, investing and financing cash flows as well as debt levels measured by the debt-to-total capitalization ratio.

GAAP Reconciliations

Operating Income
(preliminary and unaudited)

CSC defines operating income as revenue less costs of services, depreciation and amortization expense, restructuring costs and segment general and administrative (G&A) expense, excluding corporate G&A. Operating margin is defined as operating income as a percentage of revenue. Pre-tax margin is defined as income from continuing operations before taxes as a percentage of revenue. A reconciliation of consolidated operating income to income from continuing operations before taxes is as follows:

       
Quarter Ended Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013 March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013
 
Operating income $ 359 $ 205 $ 1,322 $ 878
Corporate G&A (65 ) (107 ) (263 ) (293 )
Interest expense (35 ) (36 ) (147 ) (183 )
Interest income 5 8 16 22
Other (expense) income, net (2 ) 33   (18 ) 25  
Income from continuing operations before taxes $ 262   $ 103   $ 910   $ 449  
 
Operating margin 10.8 % 5.9 % 10.2 % 6.2 %
Pre-tax margin 7.9 % 2.9 % 7.0 % 3.2 %
 

Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
(preliminary and unaudited)

CSC defines EBIT as revenue less costs of services, selling, general and administrative expenses, depreciation and amortization, restructuring costs, goodwill impairment, and other income (expense). EBIT margin is defined as EBIT as a percentage of revenue. A reconciliation of EBIT to income from continuing operations is as follows:

       
Quarter Ended Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013 March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013
Earnings before interest and taxes $ 292 $ 131 $ 1,041 $ 610
Interest expense (35 ) (36 ) (147 ) (183 )
Interest income 5 8 16 22
Taxes on income (83 ) 144   (289 ) 49  
Income from continuing operations $ 179   $ 247   $ 621   $ 498  
 
EBIT margin 8.8 % 3.7 % 8.0 % 4.3 %
 

Free Cash Flow
(preliminary and unaudited)

CSC defines free cash flow as equal to the sum of (1) operating cash flows, (2) investing cash flows, excluding business acquisitions, dispositions and investments (including short-term investments and purchase or sale of available for sale securities), and (3) payments on capital leases and other long-term asset financings. A reconciliation of free cash flow to net cash provided by operating activities is as follows:

       
Quarter Ended Twelve Months Ended
(Amounts in millions) March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013 March 28, 2014     March 29, 2013
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 548 $ 41 $ 1,560 $ 1,119
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (189 ) (18 ) (566 ) 456
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired 190 34
Business dispositions (3 ) (150 ) (248 ) (1,108 )
Short-term investments (5 )
Payment on capital leases and other long-term asset financings (68 ) (66 ) (242 ) (237 )
Free cash flow $ 288   $ (193 ) $ 689   $ 264  
Free cash flow excluding discretionary pension contribution $ $ 307 $ $ 764
 

Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Margin

Adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) is computed by excluding the impact of restructuring costs and the fourth quarter costs related to the reversal of the excess ServiceMesh contingent consideration payable from operating income. Reconciliation of adjusted operating income to operating income for the quarters and twelve months ended March 28, 2014 and March 29, 2014 are as follows:

   
(preliminary and unaudited) Quarter Ended March 28, 2014
        Reversal of     Adjusted     Adjusted
Operating Restructuring Contingent Operating Operating
(Amounts in millions) Income Costs Consideration Income Margin
Global Business Solutions $ 193 $ 21 $ $ 214 18.1 %
Global Infrastructure Services 80 18 (21 ) 77 6.5
North American Public Sector 107 2 109 10.9
Corporate & Eliminations (21 ) 2     (19 )    
Total $ 359   $ 43   $ (21 ) $ 381   11.4 %
 
   
(preliminary and unaudited) Quarter Ended March 29, 2013
        Adjusted     Adjusted
Operating Restructuring Operating Operating
(Amounts in millions) Income Costs Income Margin
Global Business Solutions $ 126 $ 45 $ 171 14.0 %
Global Infrastructure Services 9 84 93 7.8
North American Public Sector 123 10 133 11.7
Corporate & Eliminations (53 ) 14   (39 )    
Total $ 205   $ 153   $ 358   10.2 %
 
   
(preliminary and unaudited) Twelve Months Ended March 28, 2014
        Reversal of     Adjusted     Adjusted
Operating Restructuring Contingent Operating Operating
(Amounts in millions) Income Costs Consideration Income Margin
Global Business Solutions $ 547 $ 46 $ $ 593 13.4 %
Global Infrastructure Services 342 28 (21 ) 349 7.6
North American Public Sector 501 2 503 12.3
Corporate & Eliminations (68 )     (68 )    
Total $ 1,322   $ 76   $ (21 ) $ 1,377   10.6 %
 
   
(preliminary and unaudited) Twelve Months Ended March 29, 2013
        Adjusted     Adjusted
Operating Restructuring Operating Operating
(Amounts in millions) Income Costs Income Margin
Global Business Solutions 379 87 466 9.5 %
Global Infrastructure Services 125 142 267 5.6 %
North American Public Sector $ 490 $ 13 $ 503 10.8 %
Corporate & Eliminations (116 ) 20   (96 )    
Total $ 878   $ 262   $ 1,140   8.0 %
 

* Total restructuring expense was $264 million of which $262 million was included in operating expenses and $2 million in Corporate G&A

 

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

Fiscal 2014

The tables below set forth the impact of certain fourth quarter fiscal 2014 items on diluted EPS from continuing operations. These items include:

  • Reversal of ServiceMesh contingent consideration payable - This item represents the difference between the revised fair value of the ServiceMesh contingent consideration liability and the actual amount paid.
   
Quarter Ended March 28, 2014
(Preliminary and unaudited)

Actual Results

    Fourth Quarter Item    

Non-GAAP
Results

(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)

Reversal of Contingent
Consideration

Earnings before interest and taxes $ 292 $ 21 $ 271
Income from continuing operations before taxes 262 21 241
Effective tax rate 31.7 % 31.7 % 31.7 %
Taxes on income 83 7 76
Income from continuing operations 179 14 165
Diluted EPS from continuing operations * $ 1.19 $ 0.10 $ 1.09
 
 
Twelve Months Ended March 28, 2014
(Preliminary and unaudited)

Actual Results

Fourth Quarter Item

Non-GAAP
Results

(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)

Reversal of Contingent
Consideration

Earnings before interest and taxes $ 1,041 $ 21 $ 1,020
Income from continuing operations before taxes 910 21 889
Effective tax rate 31.8 % 31.8 % 31.8 %
Taxes on income 289 6 283
Income from continuing operations 621 15 606
Diluted EPS from continuing operations * $ 4.01 $ 0.10 $ 3.91
 

* Computation of Diluted EPS requires adjustment for non-controlling interests

 

Fiscal 2013

The tables below set forth the impact of certain fourth quarter fiscal 2013 items on diluted EPS from continuing operations. These items include:

  • Gain on divestiture - This item represents the gain on sale of Paxus, CSC's Australian IT Staffing unit. The divestiture did not qualify to be presented as discontinued operations due to CSC's continuing business relationship with the divested entity.
  • Restructuring costs - Incremental restructuring related costs incurred during the fourth quarter.
  • Settlement of Securities Class Action lawsuit - This item represents the fourth quarter charge resulting from the settlement of claims in re Computer Sciences Corporation Securities Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, net of insurance recovery.
  • Tax benefit - This item represents an adjustment to normalize income from continuing operations based on a targeted rate of 28% for fiscal 2013.
   
Quarter Ended March 29, 2013
(Preliminary and unaudited)

Actual
Results

    Certain Fourth Quarter Items    

Non-GAAP
Results

(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)

Gain on
Divestiture

   

Restructuring
Costs

   

Settlement of
Securities Class
Action lawsuit

    Tax Benefit
Income from continuing operations before taxes $ 103 $ 38 $ (153 ) $ (53 ) $ $ 271
Effective tax rate (139.8 )% % 28.0 % 28.0 % % 28.0 %
Taxes on income (144 ) (43 ) (15 ) (162 ) 76
Income from continuing operations 247 38 (110 ) (38 ) 162 195
Diluted EPS from continuing operations * $ 1.56 $ 0.24 $ (0.71 ) $ (0.24 ) $ 1.05 $ 1.22

* Computation of Diluted EPS requires adjustment for non-controlling interests

 
   
Twelve Months Ended March 29, 2013
(Preliminary and unaudited)

Actual
Results

    Certain Fourth Quarter Items    

Non-GAAP
Results

(Amounts in millions, except per-share amounts)

Gain on
Divestiture

   

Restructuring
Costs

   

Settlement of
Securities Class
Action lawsuit

    Tax Benefit
Income from continuing operations before taxes $ 449 $ 38 $ (153 ) $ (53 ) $ $ 617
Effective tax rate (10.9 )% % 28.0 % 28.0 % % 28.0 %
Taxes on income (49 ) (43 ) (15 ) (164 ) 173
Income from continuing operations 498 38 (110 ) (38 ) 164 444
Diluted EPS from continuing operations * $ 3.09 $ 0.24 $ (0.71 ) $ (0.24 ) $ 1.06 $ 2.74

* Computation of Diluted EPS requires adjustment for non-controlling interest

 

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