Xerox corporation recently released its third quarter financial results. While the numbers are still showing a downward trend but the earnings are better than expected. Sales were down 18.9% year on year at $1.77bn (£1.35bn). However, the number was up $302m on the previous quarter. Adjusted operating margin plunged from 12% to 7.4%, but it shows improvement comparing to last quarter. Here is a roundup:
- $106 million of operating cash flow from continuing operations, down $242 million year-over-year and up $72 million from the second quarter
- $88 million of free cash flow, down $243 million year-over-year and up $73 million from the second quarter
- Adjusted operating margin of 7.4 percent, down 460 basis points year-over-year and up 320 basis points from the second quarter
- $1.77 billion of revenue, down 18.9 percent year-over-year or 19.7 percent in constant currency and up $302 million from the second quarter
- GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $0.41 per share, down $0.27-year over-year and up $0.30 from the second quarter, and adjusted EPS of $0.48, down $0.32-year over-year and up $0.33 from the second quarter
“The flexibility and financial discipline we have built in our company enabled us to increase earnings and cash flow sequentially. While we can’t reliably predict the ongoing economic impact of the pandemic, we are prepared to respond however events unfold and are committed to delivering positive cash flow and earnings in the fourth quarter. Investments in digital solutions and services are paying off as companies prepare for a more hybrid work experience that shifts seamlessly between the office and home,” said Xerox Vice Chairman and CEO John Visentin.
According to the report Xerox grew market share in production in the region Xerox serves and grew share in entry segments in both the Americas and EMEA. Maintained the top market share position in production in the Americas and EMEA, and maintained overall market share leadership for equipment sales revenue in the Americas, according to the most recent IDC data.
The company was also awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop the next phase of the Ocean of Things, its project to expand what scientists know about the seas.
Xerox also expanded the company’s software portfolio with the launch of DocuShare® Go, a cloud-based, SaaS content management platform focused on the small and medium-sized business that automates how users organize, share, collaborate and back up business-critical content.