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Unisys Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Unisys Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results16:30 EST Tuesday, January 29, 2013BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth-Quarter 2012Revenue down 1 percent vs. 4Q 2011; flat on a constant currency(1) basis Diluted EPS of $1.67 vs. $1.94 in 4Q 2011 Non-GAAP diluted EPS(2) of $2.27 vs. $2.22 in 4Q 2011 Free cash flow(3) of $118 million; free cash flow of $144 million before pension contributionsFull-Year 2012Revenue down 4 percent vs. FY 2011; down 1 percent on a constant currency basis Diluted EPS of $2.84 vs. $2.71 for FY 2011 Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $5.50 vs. $5.18 for FY 2011 Free cash flow of $129 million; free cash flow of $330 million before pension contributionsUnisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today reported fourth-quarter 2012 net income of $81.8 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, which included $30.4 million of pension expense. In the fourth quarter of 2011, the company reported net income of $94.3 million, or $1.94 per diluted share, which included $6.7 million of pension expense and a $7.6 million debt reduction charge. Excluding pension expense and debt reduction charges, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $2.27 compared with $2.22 in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter 2012 revenue declined 1 percent to $979 million from $985 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter 2012 revenue was flat year-over-year on a constant currency basis.   For the full year of 2012, Unisys reported net income of $129.4 million, or $2.84 per diluted share, which included $105.4 million of pension expense and $30.6 million of debt reduction charges. For the full year of 2011, the company reported net income of $120.5 million, or $2.71 per diluted share, which included $28.0 million of pension expense, $85.2 million of debt reduction charges and an $8.9 million charge related to the settlement of a Brazilian non-income tax matter.  Excluding these items, non-GAAP earnings per share for the full year of 2012 was $5.50 compared with $5.18 for the full year of 2011. Full-year 2012 revenue declined 4 percent to $3.71 billion from full-year 2011 revenue of $3.85 billion. On a constant currency basis, full-year 2012 revenue declined 1 percent compared with the full year of 2011. "We had a good finish to the year driven by a strong performance in our technology business," said Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman. "Sales of our ClearPath software and servers grew in the quarter and for the year, exceeding our goal, as customers responded positively to continued innovations in our flagship technology platform. In our services business, we were pleased to see our revenue and margins improve in the quarter from a challenging third quarter, although we still have more work to do to meet our services growth and margin targets."These results capped off another year of progress for Unisys," Coleman said. "In an uncertain business environment, we increased our profitability and generated significant free cash flow. From a balance sheet perspective, we achieved a major milestone for the company by eliminating the rest of our high-interest debt and completing our multi-year program to reduce debt by $1 billion. We also continued to enhance our solution portfolio to strengthen our competitive profile. We remain focused on driving profitable growth in the year ahead."Fourth-Quarter Company and Business Segment HighlightsInternational revenue grew 6 percent in the fourth quarter, largely offsetting a 10 percent decline in U.S. revenue. On a constant currency basis, international revenue grew 7 percent as increases in Europe and Latin America offset declines in Asia Pacific.  The company reported an overall fourth-quarter 2012 gross profit margin of 29.2 percent, up from 28.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. Operating expenses (SG&A and R&D expenses) increased 8 percent from the year-ago period, reflecting higher pension expense and investments in growth programs. Fourth-quarter 2012 operating profit declined to 11.7 percent of revenue from 12.3 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company reported fourth-quarter 2012 operating profit of $114.6 million, which included $31.5 million of pension expense, compared with a fourth-quarter 2011 operating profit of $121.6 million, which included $8.1 million of pension expense. Fourth-quarter 2012 services revenue declined 4 percent (3 percent on a constant currency basis) from the prior-year quarter. Fourth-quarter 2012 services gross profit margin improved slightly to 20.2 percent from 20.0 percent a year ago while services operating profit margin declined to 6.6 percent from 7.6 percent a year ago.   Fourth-quarter 2012 services order signings declined from year-ago levels. Services backlog at December 31, 2012 was $5.1 billion, an 8 percent decrease from services backlog at December 31, 2011.  Fourth-quarter 2012 technology revenue grew 16 percent from the prior-year quarter driven by strong sales of ClearPath software and servers. Reflecting the higher ClearPath sales, fourth-quarter 2012 technology gross profit margin improved to 68.1 percent from 65.9 percent in the year-ago quarter and technology operating profit margin improved to 43.9 percent from 37.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. Cash Flow and Balance Sheet HighlightsUnisys generated $154 million of cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2012, including $26 million of pension contributions. In the fourth quarter of 2011, the company generated $159 million of cash from operations, which included $19 million of pension contributions. Capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $36 million compared with $33 million in the year-ago quarter. The company generated $118 million of free cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with free cash flow of $126 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Free cash flow before pension contributions was $144 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $145 million in the year-ago quarter.  Unisys made $202 million in pension contributions in 2012 compared with $83 million of pension contributions in 2011. For the full year of 2012, the company generated free cash flow of $330 million before pension contributions compared with $266 million of free cash flow before pension contributions in 2011.During 2012 Unisys eliminated all remaining high-interest debt and met, more than a year early, its goal of reducing debt by 75 percent from September 2010 levels. Since 2008 the company has reduced its debt by $1 billion.At December 31, 2012, the company reported a cash balance of $656 million and total debt of $210 million.Non-GAAP InformationUnisys reports its results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States. However, in an effort to provide investors with additional perspective regarding the company's results as determined by GAAP, the company also discusses, in its earnings press release and/or earnings presentation materials, non-GAAP information which management believes provides useful information to investors. Our management uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and assess operational alternatives. These non-GAAP measures may include non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, free cash flow, and constant currency.Our non-GAAP measures are not intended to be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results determined in accordance with GAAP and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. (See GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations attached.)(1) Constant currency ? The company refers to 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 will be higher or lower, respectively, than growth reported at actual exchange rates.(2) Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share - As a result of debt reduction actions, Unisys recorded a charge of $7.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2011. The company also recorded pension expense of $30.4 million and $6.7 million during the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively. For the full years of 2012 and 2011, Unisys recorded debt reduction charges of $30.6 million and $85.2 million, respectively, and pension expense of $105.4 million and $28.0 million, respectively. In addition, for full year 2011 the company incurred a charge of $8.9 million related to a Brazil non-income tax case. In an effort to provide investors with a perspective on the company's earnings without these charges, they are excluded from the non-GAAP diluted earnings per share calculations. (3) Free cash flow ? To better understand the trends in our business, we believe that it is helpful to present free cash flow, which we define as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. Management believes this measure gives investors an additional perspective on cash flow from operating activities in excess of amounts required for reinvestment. Because of the significance of the company's pension funding obligations in 2012, free cash flow before pension funding is also provided.Conference CallUnisys will hold a conference call today at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results. The listen-only Webcast, as well as the accompanying presentation materials, can be accessed on the Unisys Investor Web site at Following the call, an audio replay of the Webcast, and accompanying presentation materials, can be accessed through the same link.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 StatementsAny 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 company's ability to drive profitable growth in consulting and systems integration; the company's ability to take on, successfully implement and grow outsourcing operations; market demand for the company's high-end enterprise servers and maintenance on those servers; the potential adverse effects of aggressive competition in the information services and technology marketplace; the company's ability to retain significant clients; the company's ability to effectively anticipate and respond to volatility and rapid technological change in its industry; 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 risks 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 risk that breaches of data security could expose the company to legal liability and could harm its business and reputation; 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 potential for intellectual property 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; the business and financial risk in implementing future dispositions or acquisitions; and the company's consideration of all available information following the end of the year and before the filing of the Form 10-K 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. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.RELEASE NO.: 0129/9151Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation.  All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. UNISYS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(Unaudited)(Millions, except per share data)Three MonthsYearEnded December 31Ended December 312012201120122011Revenue  Services$805.7$835.3$3,192.4$3,354.6  Technology173.6150.0514.0499.2979.3985.33,706.43,853.8Costs and expenses  Cost of revenue:    Services640.7662.22,567.72,672.8    Technology52.742.8165.2194.0693.4705.02,732.92,866.8Selling, general and administrative150.8139.8572.8586.3Research and development20.518.981.576.1864.7863.73,387.23,529.2Operating profit114.6121.6319.2324.6Interest expense2.511.427.563.1Other income (expense), net(2.7)1.1(37.6)(55.5)Income before income taxes109.4111.3254.1206.0Provision for income taxes20.512.497.364.8Consolidated net income88.998.9156.8141.2Net income attributable tononcontrolling interests3.00.611.27.2Net income attributable to Unisys Corporation85.998.3145.6134.0Preferred stock dividend4. income attributable to Unisys Corporation common shareholders$81.8$94.3$129.4$120.5Earnings per common shareattributable to Unisys Corporation  Basic$   1.86$  2.17$  2.95$  2.79  Diluted$   1.67$  1.94$  2.84$  2.71Shares used in the per share computations (thousands):  Basic43,97643,39243,86443,145  Diluted51,30750,79951,21649,478 UNISYS CORPORATIONSEGMENT RESULTS(Unaudited)(Millions)  Total Eliminations ServicesTechnologyThree Months EndedDecember 31, 2012Customer revenue$979.3$805.7$173.6Intersegment($37.3)1.835.5Total revenue$979.3($37.3)$807.5$209.1Gross profit percent29.2%20.2%68.1%Operating profit percent11.7%6.6%43.9%Three Months EndedDecember 31, 2011Customer revenue$985.3$835.3$150.0Intersegment($32.4)3.628.8Total revenue$985.3($32.4)$838.9$178.8Gross profit percent28.4%20.0%65.9%Operating profit percent12.3%7.6%37.7%Year EndedDecember 31, 2012Customer revenue$3,706.4$3,192.4$514.0Intersegment($123.1)3.8119.3Total revenue$3,706.4($123.1)$3,196.2$633.3Gross profit percent26.3%20.0%63.9%Operating profit percent8.6%6.4%33.1%Year EndedDecember 31, 2011Customer revenue$3,853.8$3,354.6$499.2Intersegment($102.6)6.396.3Total revenue$3,853.8($102.6)$3,360.9$595.5Gross profit percent25.6%20.0%56.9%Operating profit percent8.4%6.9%21.5% UNISYS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(Unaudited)(Millions)December 31,December 31,20122011AssetsCurrent assetsCash and cash equivalents$655.6$714.9Accounts and notes receivable, net670.2673.0Inventories       Parts and finished equipment29.338.1       Work in process and materials20.726.7Deferred income taxes21.627.1Prepaid expense and other current assets115.0123.6Total1,512.41,603.4Properties1,262.21,257.2Less accumulated depreciation and amortization1,085.81,065.9Properties, net176.4191.3Outsourcing assets, net126.3137.9Marketable software, net124.2129.8Prepaid postretirement assets3.343.9Deferred income taxes162.7181.5Goodwill192.3192.5Other long-term assets122.8131.9Total$2,420.4$2,612.2Liabilities and deficitCurrent liabilitiesCurrent maturities of long-term debt$0.3$0.9Accounts payable228.6241.6Deferred revenue389.5448.1Other accrued liabilities411.9425.5Total1,030.31,116.1Long-term debt210.0358.8Long-term postretirement liabilities2,553.52,224.0Long-term deferred revenue123.1120.3Other long-term liabilities92.2104.0Commitments and contingenciesTotal deficit(1,588.7)(1,311.0)Total$2,420.4$2,612.2 UNISYS CORPORATIONCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)(Millions) Year Ended  December 31 20122011Cash flows from operating activitiesConsolidated net income$156.8$141.2Add (deduct) items to reconcile consolidated net     income to net cash provided by operating activities:Loss on debt extinguishment30.685.2Employee stock compensation14.313.9Company stock issued for U.S. 401(k) plan6.211.8Depreciation and amortization of properties54.766.4Depreciation and amortization of outsourcing assets57.962.7Amortization of marketable software62.065.7Disposals of capital assets6.31.4Gain on sale of businesses and assets(11.7)(2.2)Decrease in deferred income taxes, net36.528.6(Increase) decrease in receivables, net(11.2)92.1Decrease in inventories14.222.1Decrease in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities(73.7)(214.4)Decrease in other liabilities(200.7)(50.6)Decrease (increase) in other assets121.8(5.9)Other(2.7)(0.8)Net cash provided by operating activities261.3317.2Cash flows from investing activities     Proceeds from investments4,108.5691.2     Purchases of investments(4,107.2)(688.2)     Restricted deposits(0.6)50.7     Investment in marketable software(56.4)(51.7)     Capital additions of properties(40.1)(42.2)     Capital additions of outsourcing assets(36.1)(40.5)     Net proceeds from sale of businesses and assets5.2(15.6)Net cash used for investing activities(126.7)(96.3)Cash flows from financing activities     Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock, net of issuance costs-249.7     Payments of long-term debt(388.9)(555.7)     Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests(4.5)(0.4)     Dividends paid on preferred shares(16.2)(12.2)     Proceeds from exercise of stock options0.41.4     Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt204.8-     Financing fees-(2.2)Net cash used for financing activities(204.4)(319.4)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents10.5(14.9)Decrease in cash and cash equivalents(59.3)(113.4)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period714.9828.3Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$655.6$714.9 ( 1 )UNISYS CORPORATIONRECONCILIATION OF SELECTED GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES(Unaudited)(Millions, except per share data)Three MonthsYearEnded December 31Ended December 312012201120122011GAAP net income  attributable to Unisys Corporation  common shareholders$81.8$94.3$129.4$120.5Debt reduction charges, net of tax0.07.630.685.2Brazil non-income tax case, net of tax8.9FAS87 pension charges, net of tax30.46.7105.428.0Non-GAAP net income  attributable to Unisys Corporation  common shareholders112.2108.6265.4242.6Add preferred stock dividend4. net income  attributable to Unisys Corporation  for diluted earnings per share$116.3$112.6$281.6$256.1Weighted average shares (thousands)43,97643,39243,86443,145Plus incremental shares from assumed conversion:     Employee stock plans419494439553     Preferred stock6,9136,9136,9135,780GAAP Adjusted weighted average shares51,30750,79951,21649,478Diluted earnings per shareGAAP basisGAAP net income   attributable to Unisys Corporation  for diluted earnings per share$85.9$98.3$145.6$134.0Divided by adjusted weighted average shares51,30750,79951,21649,478GAAP net income per diluted share$   1.67$   1.94$   2.84$   2.71Non-GAAP basisNon-GAAP net income  attributable to Unisys Corporation  for diluted earnings per share$116.3$112.6$281.6$256.1Divided by Non-GAAP adjusted weighted average shares51,30750,79951,21649,478Non-GAAP net income per diluted share$   2.27$   2.22$   5.50$   5.18 ( 2 )UNISYS CORPORATIONRECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP(Unaudited)(Millions)FREE CASH FLOWThree MonthsYearEnded December 31Ended December 312012201120122011Cash provided by operations$153.9$159.5$261.3$317.2Additions to marketable software(13.5)(14.8)(56.4)(51.7)Additions to properties(14.1)(9.3)(40.1)(42.2)Additions to outsourcing assets(8.3)(9.2)(36.1)(40.5)Free cash flow118.0126.2128.7182.8Pension funding26.419.1201.582.7Free cash flow before pension funding$144.4$145.3$330.2$265.5 SOURCE Unisys CorporationFor further information: Investor Contact: Niels Christensen, +1-215-986-6651,; Media Contact: Jim Kerr, +1-215-986-5795,