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  • Xerox Reports Third - Quarter 2017 Earnings

    • GAAP EPS from continuing operations of 67 cents up one cent year-over-year; adjusted EPS of 89 cents up five cents year-over-year
    • Total revenue of $2.5 billion, down 5.0 percent or 5.9 percent in constant currency year- over-year
    • Adjusted operating margin of 12.2 percent, down 0.4 points year-over-year
    • Cash flow reflects continued good results excluding higher year-over-year pension contributions
    • Affirms full-year revenue and adjusted operating margin guidance; raises lower-end of EPS guidance
    • Updates operating cash flow guidance to reflect the net impact of higher operational cash flow, incremental pension contributions and the elimination of certain accounts receivable sales programs



    NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 26, 2017 - Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced its third-quarter 2017 financial results.

    “We posted another solid quarter of earnings, margins, and cash flow in line with our expectations, supported by our on-going Strategic Transformation initiatives,” said Jeff
    Jacobson, Xerox chief executive officer. “Revenue decline improved sequentially which we expect to carry through the rest of the year.” Jacobson added, “All 29 of our new ConnectKey®-enabled office products are now available and shipping to large and small customers around the globe; momentum is building, as expected, entering the last quarter of the year.”

    The company delivered third-quarter 2017 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of 67 cents, up 1.5 percent year-over-year. Adjusted EPS was 89 cents, up 6.0 percent year-over-year, and excludes 22 cents per share of after-tax costs related to the amortization of intangibles, restructuring and related costs, and certain retirement-related costs.

    Revenues were $2.5 billion in the quarter, down 5.0 percent or 5.9 percent in constant currency. Post sale revenue was 79 percent of total revenue.

    Third-quarter adjusted operating margin was 12.2 percent, down 0.4 points year-over-year.

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    Operating cash flow from continuing operations was a $383 million use of cash and included $671 million in pension contributions, which reflect the incremental $500 million contribution to domestic pension plans that Xerox announced in September. Excluding total pension contributions in both years, operating cash flow increased $44 million year-over- year. Cash balance at the end of the quarter was $1.8 billion. This includes $475 million, paid in October, for the redemption of a portion of the 6.35 percent Senior Notes due May 2018. The company returned $68 million in dividends to shareholders.

    Full-Year 2017 Guidance
    The company updated its full-year 2017 guidance of GAAP EPS from continuing operations to $1.97 to $2.13 (from previous $1.84 to $2.08) and adjusted EPS to $3.28 to $3.44 (from previous $3.20 to $3.44).

    Xerox revised its operating cash flow from continuing operations guidance to reflect incremental pension contributions, the elimination of certain accounts receivable (A/R) sales programs and higher operational cash flow. The company expects to end the year with more than $1.0 billion of cash on its balance sheet.

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    About Xerox
    Xerox Corporation is an $11 billion technology leader that innovates the way the world communicates, connects and works. Our expertise is more important than ever as customers of all sizes look to improve productivity, maximize profitability and increase satisfaction. We do this for small and mid-size businesses, large enterprises, governments, graphic communications providers, and for our partners who serve them.

    We understand what’s at the heart of work - and all of the forms it can take. We embrace the increasingly complex world of paper and digital. Office and mobile. Personal and social. Every day across the globe - in more than 160 countries - our technology, software and people successfully navigate those intersections. We automate, personalize, package, analyze and secure information to keep our customers moving at an accelerated pace. For more information visit www.xerox.com.


    Non-GAAP Measures:
    This release refers to the following non-GAAP financial measures:

    • Adjusted EPS, for the third quarter 2017 and 2016 as well as for the full-year 2017 guidance, which excludes the amortization of intangibles, restructuring and related costs, certain retirement-related costs and other discrete adjustments.
    • Adjusted operating margin, for the third quarter 2017, which excludes other expenses, net in addition to the EPS adjustments noted above and includes equity income.
    • Adjusted Gross Margin and SAG (Selling, Administrative and General) as a percent of Revenue for the third quarter 2017, which excludes certain retirement-related costs.
    • Adjusted Effective Tax Rate for the third quarter 2017, which excludes the EPS adjustments noted above.
    • Constant currency revenue growth for the third quarter 2017, which excludes the effects of currency translation.
    • A year-over-year change in third quarter 2017 operating cash flows, which excludes total pension contributions in both years.


    Refer to the “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of this release for a discussion of these non-GAAP measures and their reconciliation to the reported GAAP measure.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains “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: our ability to address our business challenges in order to reverse revenue declines, reduce costs and increase productivity so that we can invest in and grow our business; changes in economic conditions, political conditions, trade protection measures, licensing requirements and tax laws in the United States and in the foreign countries in which we do business; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to successfully develop new products, technologies and service offerings and to protect our intellectual property rights; the risk that multi-year contracts with governmental entities could be terminated prior to the end of the contract term and that civil or criminal penalties and administrative sanctions could be imposed on us if we fail to comply with the terms of such contracts and applicable law; the risk that partners, subcontractors and software vendors will not perform in a timely, quality manner; actions of competitors and our ability to promptly and effectively react to changing technologies and customer expectations; our ability to obtain adequate pricing for our products and services and to maintain and improve cost efficiency of operations, including savings from restructuring actions; the risk that individually identifiable information of customers, clients and employees could be inadvertently disclosed or disclosed as a result of a breach of our security systems; reliance on third parties, including subcontractors, for manufacturing of products and provision of services; our ability to manage changes in the printing environment and markets and expand equipment placements; interest rates, cost of borrowing and access to credit markets; funding requirements associated with our employee pension and retiree health benefit plans; the


    risk that our operations and products may not comply with applicable worldwide regulatory requirements, particularly environmental regulations and directives and anti-corruption laws; the outcome of litigation and regulatory proceedings to which we may be a party; the risk that we do not realize all of the expected strategic and financial benefits from the separation and spin-off of our Business Process Outsourcing business; 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 of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017 and our 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Xerox assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments, except as required by law.

    Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (“Fuji Xerox”) is a joint venture between Xerox Corporation and Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (“Fujifilm”) in which Xerox holds a noncontrolling 25% equity interest and Fujifilm holds the remaining equity interest. Given our status as a minority investor, we have limited contractual and other rights to information with respect to Fuji Xerox matters. In April 2017, Fujifilm publicly announced it had formed an independent investigation committee (IIC) to primarily conduct a review of the appropriateness of the accounting practices at Fuji Xerox’s New Zealand subsidiary and at other subsidiaries. Fujifilm publicly announced that the IIC completed its review during the second quarter 2017 and identified aggregate adjustments to Fuji Xerox’s financial statements of approximately JPY 40 billion (approximately $360 million based on the Yen/U.S. Dollar spot exchange rate at March 31, 2017 of 111.89). The adjustments primarily related to misstatements at Fuji Xerox’s New Zealand and Australian subsidiaries, as well as certain other adjustments. We determined that our cumulative share of the revised amount of total adjustments identified as part of the investigation was approximately $90 million and impacted our fiscal years 2009 through 2017. Based on our procedures, as well as those performed by Fuji Xerox and Fujifilm, we concluded that the cumulative correction of the misstatements in our historical financial statements would have had a material effect on our current year consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, we concluded that we should revise our previously issued annual and interim consolidated financial statements for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 the next time they are filed. The Fujifilm audited financial statements were issued in Japan on July 31, 2017, and our review of this matter has been completed. However, Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox continue to review Fujifilm’s oversight and governance of Fuji Xerox as well as Fuji Xerox’s oversight and governance over its businesses in light of the findings of the IIC. In addition, at this time, we can provide no assurances relative to the outcome of any potential governmental investigations or any consequences thereof that may happen as a result of this matter.

    Media Contact:
    Carl Langsenkamp, Xerox, +1-585-423-5782,carl.langsenkamp@xerox.com

    Investor Contact:
    Jennifer Horsley, Xerox, +1-203-849-2656,jennifer.horsley@xerox.com


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