Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Revenue of $1.55B, in-line with expectations
  • Year-over-year improvement on key financial metrics
  • Continued progress on strategic transformation initiative
  • Streamlining operations and go-to-market strategy
  • Strategically re-priced Term Loan B
  • Key signings and expanded relationship with global brands and government clients

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 10, 2017 - Conduent (NYSE: CNDT), the world's largest provider of diversified business services, today announced its first quarter 2017 financial results.

“First quarter results were in line with our expectations, reflecting the seasonality of our business and the continued ramp of our strategic transformation initiative,” said Ashok Vemuri, CEO of Conduent. “We made meaningful progress on a number of fronts in our first quarter as a stand-alone public company, including completing the build out of the management team, realigning our vertical and horizontal offerings and launching a more disciplined and purposeful new go-to-market strategy.  We continue to stay focused on growing profitable revenue streams and executing on a plan that positions us to achieve our goals in 2017 and beyond.”

First Quarter 2017 Results

First quarter 2017 revenues were $1.55 billion, down (8)%, or (7)% in constant currency, compared to Q1 2016. Pre-tax income was $(22) million compared to $(54) million in Q1 2016. The company reported EPS from continuing operations of $(0.06) versus $(0.12) in the same period last year.

First quarter adjusted operating income was $89 million, with an adjusted operating margin of 5.7% as compared to $71 million, with a margin of 4.2% in Q1 2016.  Adjusted EBITDA improved 5% at $153 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 9.9%, as compared with $146 million, with a margin of 8.7% in the prior year period.  The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.16 compared to $0.22 in Q1 2016.

Conduent used $(106) million in cash flow from operations during the first quarter and ended the first quarter 2017 with a cash balance of $255 million.  Total debt was $2.1 billion as of March 31, 2017.

Headcount of approximately 90,000 as of March 31, 2017 compared with approximately 96,000 as of March 31, 2016, and approximately 96,000 as of December 31, 2016.

Total TCV signings of $931M for 1Q included:

  • a five year agreement with a Fortune 100 multinational  company to provide benefit administration services
  • contracts with two state agencies focused on capabilities in customer experience and expertise in the Medicaid eligibility and benefits services, respectively
  • a significant expansion of business with one of the largest global technology brands

Financial and Strategic Outlook

Conduent is providing the following guidance ranges for calendar year 2017:

(in millions, except Revenue ($B)

 

FY 2016

 

FY 2017E

Revenue

 

$

6.4

 

 

Down 4.5-6.5% (CC)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

635

 

 

Up 5%-6%

Free Cash Flow

 

$

(81

)

 

20-30% of Adj. EBITDA

 

“We achieved adjusted operating income and adjusted EBITDA growth in the first quarter and improved our margin profile. We also re-priced our Term Loan B, reducing the interest rate by 150 basis points.  We are rebalancing investments into the business, optimizing our portfolio and taking appropriate actions to align with our disciplined go-to-market strategy,” said Brian Webb-Walsh, Conduent CFO.

Conference Call

Management will present the results during a conference call and webcast on May 10th at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The call will be available by live audio webcast with the news release and online presentation slides at https://investor.conduent.com/.

The conference call will also be available by calling 877-883-0383 (international dial-in 412-902-6506) at approximately 9:45 a.m. ET. The conference ID for this call is 2356279.

A recording of the conference call will be available by calling 877-344-7529, or 412-317-0088 one hour after the conference call concludes on May 10, 2017. The replay ID is 10105786.

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About Conduent

Conduent (NYSE: CNDT) is the world’s largest provider of diversified business services with leading capabilities in transaction processing, automation and analytics. The company’s global workforce is dedicated to helping its large and diverse client base deliver quality services to the people they serve. These clients include 76 of the Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities.

Conduent’s differentiated offerings touch millions of lives every day, including two-thirds of all insured patients in the U.S. and nearly nine million people who travel through toll systems daily.  Whether it’s digital payments, claims processing, benefit administration, automated tolling, customer care or distributed learning - Conduent manages and modernizes these interactions to create value for both its clients and their constituents. Learn more at www.conduent.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

We have reported our financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). In addition, we have discussed our financial results using non-GAAP measures. We believe these non-GAAP measures allow investors to better understand the trends in our business and to better understand and compare our results. Accordingly, we believe it is necessary to adjust several reported amounts, determined in accordance with GAAP, to exclude the effects of certain items as well as their related tax effects. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide an additional means of analyzing the current periods' results against the corresponding prior periods' results. These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable U.S. GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our management regularly uses supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand, manage and evaluate our business and make operating decision. These non-GAAP measures are among the primarily factors management uses in planning for and forecasting future periods. Compensation of our executives is based in part on the performance of our business based on these non-GAAP measures. Refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section attached to this release for a discussion of these non-GAAP measures and their reconciliation to the reported GAAP measures.

Forward Looking Statements

This report and any exhibits to this Report may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “should” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect Management's current beliefs, assumptions and expectations and are subject to a number of factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such factors include, but are not limited to: termination rights contained in our government contracts; our ability to renew commercial and government contracts awarded through competitive bidding processes; our ability to recover capital and other investments in connection with our contracts; our ability to attract and retain necessary technical personnel and qualified subcontractors; our ability to deliver on our contractual obligations properly and on time; competitive pressures; our significant indebtedness; changes in interest in outsourced business process services; our ability to obtain adequate pricing for our services and to improve our cost structure; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; the failure to comply with laws relating to individually identifiable information, and personal health information and laws relating to processing certain financial transactions, including payment card transactions and debit or credit card transactions; breaches of our security systems and service interruptions; our ability to estimate the scope of work or the costs of performance in our contracts; our ability to collect our receivables for unbilled services; a decline in revenues from or a loss or failure of significant clients; fluctuations in our non-recurring revenue; our failure to maintain a satisfactory credit rating; our ability to attract and retain key employees; increases in the cost of telephone and data services or significant interruptions in such services; our failure to develop new service offerings; our ability to receive dividends or other payments from our subsidiaries; changes in tax and other laws and regulations; changes in government regulation and economic, strategic, political and social conditions; changes in U.S. GAAP or other applicable accounting policies; and other factors that are set forth in the “Risk Factors” section, the “Legal Proceedings” section, the “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section and other sections in our 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this report speak only as of the date on which they are made. We are under no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

Media Contacts:

Karen Cleeve, Conduent, +1-973-526-7156, karen.cleeve@conduent.com
Sean Collins, Conduent, +1-310-497-9205, sean.collins2@conduent.com

Investor Contacts:

Alan Katz, Conduent, +1-973-526-7173, alan.katz@conduent.com 
Tyler Scott, Conduent, +1-973-526-7171, tyler.scott@conduent.com

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