Xerox Releases Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

The company plans to create separate Software, Financing and Innovation businesses, launch corporate venture capital fund Financial Summary

Xerox Holdings Corporation (announced 2020 fourth-quarter and full-year results and guidance for 2021. The company’s total revenue for 2020 is $7.022 billion, down 22.5 percent YOY or 22.7 percent in constant currency YOY. Xerox also delivered $450 million of gross savings in 2020 under Project Own It.

“Times of adversity require working in unison, and I couldn’t be prouder of the way our team came together. We put our strategy to the test in 2020, delivering positive earnings per share and free cash flow, while returning capital to shareholders and continuing to invest in our future. The team’s discipline allowed us to turn on a dime, tightly controlling expenses while steadfastly supporting clients,” said Xerox Vice Chairman and CEO John Visentin and added, “Though the impact of the pandemic continues in 2021, we expect to return to growth this year as we increase the breadth of offerings and reach new customers in existing and new businesses.”

New Businesses

Xerox announced its intention to stand up its Software, Financing and Innovation organizations as separate and distinct businesses by 2022. The Software business will include a growing portfolio comprised of: DocuShare, a cloud-based content management system; XMPie, software that supports multichannel marketing campaigns; and CareAR, an augmented reality business Xerox acquired in late 2020. CareAR has signed agreements with a number of major companies. Also Xerox Financial Services (XFS) will become a global payment solutions business, offering leasing for Xerox and third-party technology and office equipment. According to Xerox this will expand the company’s customer base, create cross-selling opportunities and provide more leasing options for small and medium sized businesses.

The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has been central in advancing the company’s innovation portfolio including 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, IoT Sensors and Services, and Clean Technology. Xerox installed its first 3D printer for a client in December, and IoT solutions are at work with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and other clients. In the coming months, Xerox will establish a $250 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in startups and early and mid-stage growth companies aligned with the company’s innovation pillars and targeted adjacencies. The corporate venture capital fund will further enhance the company’s existing innovation ecosystem and drive growth.

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