Convergys Reports Second Quarter Results
Convergys Reports Second Quarter Results
The Company also announced that it completed real estate transactions related to corporate simplification actions initiated in prior years.
Second Quarter Summary
- Revenue of $504 million, up three percent compared with prior year;
- Adjusted EBITDA of $61 million, up six percent compared with $58 million in the prior year;
- Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.25, compared with $0.19 in the prior year; GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.20, including expected pension settlement and real estate sale-related corporate simplification impacts;
- Repurchased 1.5 million Convergys shares for $25 million, or $16.43 per share;
- $587 million cash and short term investments on balance sheet at quarter end;
- Confirmed expectations for revenue growth and profit improvement in 2013.
"We delivered steady improvement in revenue, EBITDA and EPS in the second quarter as we execute our plan for sustained growth and margin expansion," said Andrea Ayers, president and CEO. "Our winning business model is driving predictable, consistent performance through a unique combination of global quality delivery, comprehensive solutions and close client engagement. We had another quarter of strong new business signings, and are confirming our full-year guidance."
Ayers added, "As a well-capitalized market leader we are able to both invest in strategic growth and return capital to investors. We acquired Datacom's Asia contact center operations for approximately $20 million, paid a $6 million dividend and repurchased $25 million of stock in the quarter, and will remain disciplined with our capital deployment strategy."
Second Quarter Results - Continuing Operations
Revenue - Revenue was $504 million, a three percent increase compared with $491 million in the same period last year.
Operating Income - Adjusted operating income was $39 million, a 12 percent increase compared with adjusted operating income of $35 million in the same period last year. GAAP operating income was $30 million including the corporate simplification impacts discussed below. Prior-year GAAP operating loss of $61 million included Information Management sale and corporate simplification impacts.
Adjusted operating margin was 7.7 percent, up 70 basis points compared with 7.0 percent in the same period last year.
Adjusted EBITDA - Adjusted EBITDA was $61 million, a six percent increase compared with $58 million in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the corporate simplification impacts discussed below.
Adjusted EBITDA margin was 12.2 percent, up 50 basis points compared with 11.7 percent in the same period last year.
Net Income - Adjusted net income from continuing operations was $27 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with $23 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the same period last year. GAAP net income from continuing operations was $22 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, including the corporate simplification impacts discussed below. Prior-year net loss from continuing operations of $54 million, or $0.47 per share, included Information Management sale and corporate simplification impacts in the same period last year.
Share Repurchase - Convergys repurchased 1.5 million shares in the second quarter at a cost of $25 million. The remaining authorization to purchase outstanding shares is $192 million.
Quarterly Dividend - Convergys paid a $6 million quarterly dividend in July to holders of record at the close of business on June 21, 2013. The next dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be made on October 4, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 20, 2013.
Free Cash Flow - Free cash flow was $35 million compared with $13 million in the same period last year.
Net Cash and Short Term Investments - At June 30, 2013, cash and short term investments were $587 million, debt maturing in one year was $1 million and long term debt was $60 million. Net cash and short term investments totaled $526 million at June 30, 2013, compared with $542 million at March 31, 2013, and $696 million at the end of the second quarter last year.
Corporate Simplification Impacts - GAAP second-quarter 2013 results include an expected $8 million non-cash pension settlement charge and $1 million net loss related to real estate transactions initiated in prior years. In July, the Company received cash proceeds of $47 million from the real estate sales. GAAP second-quarter 2012 results include $89 million of goodwill and asset impairment charges and $6 million of restructuring charges related to the Information Management sale and corporate simplification measures.
Reconciliation tables of GAAP to non-GAAP results are attached.
2013 Business Outlook
Convergys continues to expect revenue growth and profit improvement in 2013, including:
- Revenue to exceed $2,055 million;
- Adjusted EBITDA to exceed $248 million;
- Diluted shares outstanding to approximate 109 million;
- Adjusted EPS to exceed $1.05.
This full-year guidance includes the impact of restructuring charges in the third quarter of approximately $5 million related to the Company's on-going efforts to further simplify the business and reduce costs.
Not included in this guidance is the impact of any future strategic acquisitions or share repurchase activities. Also not included in this guidance are results classified within discontinued operations related to the sale of the Information Management business as well as other impacts from corporate simplification actions initiated in prior years such as non-cash pension settlement charges.
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure and "Safe Harbor" Note
This news release contains statements, estimates, or projections that constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined under U.S. federal securities laws. In some cases, one can identify forward looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expect," "estimate," "think," "forecast," "guidance, "outlook," "plan," "lead," "project" or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks include, but are not limited to: (i) the loss of a significant client or significant business from a client; (ii) the future financial performance of major industries that we serve; (iii) our inability to protect personally identifiable data against unauthorized access or unintended release; (iv) our inability to maintain and upgrade our technology and network equipment in a timely manner; (v) international business and political risks, including economic weakness and operational disruption as a result of natural events, political unrest, war, terrorist attacks or other civil disruption; (vi) the failure to meet expectations regarding the tax treatment of the Information Management transaction; (vii) higher than expected costs of providing transition services and other support to the Information Management business and (viii) those factors contained in our periodic reports filed with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking information in this document is given as of the date of the particular statement and we assume no duty to update this information. Our filings and other important information are also available on the investor relations page of our web site at www.convergys.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G; pursuant to the requirements of this regulation, reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures are included in the attached financial tables. To assess the underlying operational performance of the continuing operations of the business for the quarter and to have a basis to compare underlying operating results to prior and future periods, management uses 2013 and 2012 operating income, net income from continuing operations and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations metrics excluding asset impairment charges, corporate restructuring costs, certain Information Management-related costs, interest expense for debt reduction, net non-cash post-employment benefit plan charges, and tax benefits from certain discrete and other adjustments.
These charges are relevant in evaluating the overall performance of the business. Limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP measures include that these measures do not include all of the amounts associated with our results as determined in accordance with GAAP. Management compensates for these limitations by using the non-GAAP measures, operating income, income from continuing operations, net of tax and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations excluding the items above, and the GAAP measures, operating income, income from continuing operations, net of tax and diluted earnings per share, in its evaluation of performance. There is no material purpose for which we use these non-GAAP measures beyond those described above.
The Company presents the non-GAAP financial measures EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because management uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of the business and believes the presentation of these measures will enhance the investors' ability to analyze trends in the business and evaluate the Company's underlying performance relative to other companies in the industry.
Management uses the non-GAAP metric free cash flow to assess the financial performance of the Company. Convergys' management believes that free cash flow is useful to investors because it relates the operating cash flow of the Company to the capital that is spent to continue and improve business operations, such as investment in the Company's existing businesses. Further, free cash flow facilitates management's ability to strengthen the Company's balance sheet, to repurchase the Company's stock, and to repay the Company's debt obligations. Management also believes the presentation of this measure will enhance the investors' ability to analyze trends in the business and evaluate the Company's underlying performance relative to other companies in the industry. Limitations associated with the use of free cash flow include that it does not represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures as it does not incorporate certain cash payments including payments made on capital lease obligations or cash payments for business acquisitions. Management compensates for these limitations by using both the non-GAAP measure, free cash flow, and the GAAP measure, cash flow from operating activities, in its evaluation of performance. There is no material purpose for which we use these non-GAAP measures beyond the purposes described above.
These non-GAAP measures should be considered supplemental in nature and should not be considered in isolation or be construed as being more important than comparable GAAP measures. The non-GAAP financial information that we provide may be different from that provided by our competitors or other companies.
Convergys will hold its Second Quarter Financial Results webcast presentation at 9:00 a.m., Eastern time, Wednesday, July 31. It will feature its President and CEO Andrea Ayers and CFO Andre Valentine. The webcast presentation will take place live and will then be available for replay at this link - http://tinyurl.com/2Q13ConferenceCall. This link will replay the webcast presentation through August 31. You may also access the webcast or the recording via the Convergys website, www.convergys.com. Click "Company," then "Investor Relations," then "Events and Webcasts."
As a leader in customer management for over 30 years, Convergys is uniquely focused on helping companies find new ways to enhance the value of their customer relationships and deliver consistent customer experiences across all channels and geographies. Every day, over 80,000 employees help our clients balance the demands of increasing revenue, improving customer satisfaction, and reducing overall cost using an optimal mix of agent, technology, andanalyticssolutions. Our actionable insight stems from handling billions of customer interactions annually for our clients. Visit www.convergys.com to learn more.
(Convergys and the Convergys logo are registered trademarks of Convergys Corporation.)
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|For the Three Months||For the Six Months|
|Ended Jun 30,||%||Ended Jun 30,||%|
|(In millions except per share amounts)||2013||2012||Change||2013||2012||Change|
|Costs and Expenses:|
|Cost of Providing Services and Products Sold||327.3||316.5||3||645.5||634.2||2|
|Selling, General and Administrative||119.9||114.1||5||234.5||238.8||(2||)|
|Research and Development Costs||2.2||2.5||(12||)||4.3||6.4||(33||)|
|Total Costs and Expenses||474.2||551.6||(14||)||931.2||1,020.1||(9||)|
|Operating Income (Loss)||30.1||(60.5||)||NM||66.6||(31.5||)||NM|
|Other Income, net||0.0||0.7||(100||)||2.3||2.1||10|
|Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes and Discontinued Operations||27.2||(64.2||)||NM||63.1||(37.4||)||NM|
|Income Tax Expense (Benefit)||5.2||(10.5||)||NM||10.9||(5.1||)||NM|
|Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations, net of tax||22.0||(53.7||)||NM||52.2||(32.3||)||NM|
|Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, net of tax benefits of $1.1 and $4.0, for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively and $4.0 and $1.0 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively||1.4||68.3||NM||(3.7||)||73.0||NM|
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share
|Net Basic Earnings Per Common Share||$||0.23||$||0.13||$||0.46||$||0.35|
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share
|Net Diluted Earnings Per Common Share||$||0.22||$||0.13||$||0.44||$||0.35|
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Market Price Per Share
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