NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) reported financial results today for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Reported revenue of $1.1 billion increased 6 percent from the first quarter of 2010. First-quarter revenues reflect a favorable impact of 2 percent as a result of foreign currency translation.
NCR reported first-quarter income from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $10 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a loss from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $19 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2010. Income from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2011 included $51 million ($35 million or $0.22 per diluted share, after-tax) of pension expense and $3 million ($2 million or $0.01 per diluted share, after-tax) of benefit from final settlement of a litigation matter. Income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2010 included $56 million ($40 million or $0.25 per diluted share, after-tax) of pension expense and $5 million ($3 million or $0.02 per diluted share, after-tax) of incremental costs related to the relocation of the Company's global headquarters. Excluding these items, non-GAAP income from continuing operations(1) in the first quarter of 2011 was $0.27 per diluted share compared to $0.15 in the prior year period.
"Our first quarter results reflect good execution by the NCR team and give us incremental confidence to raise guidance for 2011," said Bill Nuti, chairman and chief executive officer of NCR. "Our core industries generated solid order and revenue growth driven by our global market leadership in the financial services segment, strong demand for our retail self-checkout solutions and growth in services. We secured improved results from our emerging industries segment as well, including new deployments and improving performance in entertainment. As we move through 2011, NCR is focused on continued order momentum, driving adoption of innovative new solutions across customer verticals and furthering productivity and efficiency gains to expand margins and increase cash flow."
First-Quarter 2011 Operating Segment Results(2)
As stated in NCR's most recent Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, effective January 1, 2011, NCR changed its segment reporting to a line of business model from a geographic segment model to align with our operational management along lines of business. Prior results have been restated under the line of business model for comparison purposes.
NCR's Financial Services segment generated first-quarter revenue of $592 million, an increase of 3 percent from the first quarter of 2010. Growth was evident across most geographies, including the Brazil/India/China/Middle East/Africa (BICMEA) region as well as in the Caribbean and Latin America (CLA) region. The first-quarter year-over-year revenue comparison included 3 percentage points of benefit from foreign currency translation.
Retail & Hospitality
The Retail & Hospitality segment reported revenue of $376 million, up 5 percent from the first quarter of 2010. Revenue growth was driven by continued customer adoption of self-checkout solutions as well as assisted point-of-sale rollouts. The first quarter year-over-year revenue comparison included 2 percentage points of benefit from foreign currency translation.
Entertainment revenue of $37 million increased 106 percent from the $18 million recorded in the first quarter of 2010. On a sequential basis, revenues grew 16 percent from the fourth quarter as a result of improved same store sales growth, new entertainment kiosk deployments and the Company's strategy to redeploy selected kiosks to better performing locations.
Emerging Industries revenue of $90 million grew 13 percent versus the prior year period as a result of strong performance in services in our Telecom & Technology and Travel & Gaming customers. The first-quarter year-over-year revenue comparison included 3 percentage points of benefit from foreign currency translation.
First-Quarter 2011 Business Highlights
In the first quarter of 2011, NCR further advanced the deployment and introduction of self-service solutions across its core and emerging industries. The following are NCR's first quarter business highlights:
In the financial services segment, NCR has now installed more intelligent deposit ATMs than any other manufacturer in key global regions, including Europe, MEA and North America according to a report from Retail Banking Research (RBR).
Bellwether Community Credit Union, a financial institution serving more than 26,000 members throughout New Hampshire, has deployed NCR APTRA(TM) Mobile Banking to offer greater convenience to its members. Bellwether already uses our NCR APTRA(TM) Online Banking solution and will now provide its members with access to all three self-service banking channels - mobile, online and ATM.
NCR also unveiled the NCR SelfServ 16, a new, compact ATM with the power and reliability of a larger machine. This new ATM is optimally designed for supermarkets, office complexes, convenience stores or other non-bank branch locations. NCR worked closely with Cardtronics - the world's largest ATM owner/operator - to help shape the design and functionality of the NCR SelfServ 16 as a superior off-premise ATM solution. Cardtronics has already purchased a number of NCR SelfServ 16 ATMs for deployment in various locations throughout the world.
NCR and McAfee began offering Solidcore Suite for APTRA(TM) for use with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator(R) platform, which protects and simplifies security through end-to-end network visibility and automated delivery of security responses. As part of the agreement, NCR and McAfee have developed a new version of Solidcore Suite for APTRA(TM) that runs seamlessly with McAfee ePO software. NCR will sell Solidcore Suite for APTRA(TM) to its financial services customers currently running McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software for security management, and will also introduce Solidcore Suite and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software to new customers.
Veteran's Canteen Service (VCS), the retail and hospitality network serving the Department of Veterans Affairs, is deploying a new point-of-sale (POS) solution from NCR in 180 VA hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico. The solution includes approximately 1,100 NCR RealPOS(TM) 70XRT POS terminals, the NCR GenPos software, as well as project management, software development, testing, integration, deployment, on-site training and technical support.
In the Entertainment business, NCR is installing its BLOCKBUSTER Express(R)-branded movie kiosks in 309 Racetrac convenience stores located in five states throughout the Southeast. NCR has already installed nearly 200 of the kiosks with the remaining kiosks expected to be installed by June 2011.
In the Travel & Gaming business, a major travel company selected NCR to provide a new self-service kiosk ticketing solution that will allow passengers to buy tickets at the kiosks or pick-up tickets that were purchased online. NCR will also provide support services for the kiosks. Initially, 150 kiosks will be deployed at major stations in the Northeast and additional kiosks will be deployed later at stations throughout the U.S.
NCR continued to expand its global services business. NCR was selected to provide help desk, customer support, and other managed services for the Spanish-speaking customers of Philips S.A. throughout Latin America. NCR will provide technical support and customer care services for all Phillips S.A. consumer products, assist with inbound marketing support for promotions and deliver other specialized call center functions all through its facility in Buenos Aires.
Easynet and NCR formed a global managed hardware services partnership through which NCR Telecom & Technology will provide hardware procurement, on-site hardware installation and maintenance support services to Easynet's networking customers. The partnership will help deliver faster roll-out times and higher levels of availability to Easynet customers in over 190 countries worldwide. NCR will focus on countries not currently covered by Easynet's field service teams.
First-Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights
Income from operations was $6 million in the first quarter of 2011, which included $51 million of pension expense. This compares to $18 million of loss from operations in the first quarter of 2010, which included $56 million of pension expense and $5 million of incremental costs related to the headquarters relocation. Excluding these items, non-GAAP income from operations(2) was $57 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared to $43 million in the first quarter of 2010.
NCR generated $44 million of cash from operating activities during the first quarter of 2011 compared to $22 million in the year-ago period. Cash from operating activities in the first quarter of 2011 was positively impacted by a slight improvement in working capital period over period. Net capital expenditures of $39 million in the first quarter of 2011 decreased from the $51 million in capital expenditures in the year-ago period, primarily as a result of reduced capital expenditures in the Entertainment business. Discontinued operations yielded $1 million of cash outflow in the first quarter 2011 compared to $8 million of cash outflow in the first quarter of 2010. NCR generated free cash flow (cash from operations and discontinued operations, less capital expenditures and additions to capitalized software)(3) of $4 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to free cash used of $37 million in the first quarter of 2010.
NCR contributed approximately $20 million to its international and executive pension plans in the first quarter of 2011 compared to $17 million in the first quarter of 2010. The company expects to contribute approximately $125 million in 2011. The net funded status of the company's global pension plans was approximately $(997) million as of December 31, 2010, an improvement of $51 million from the previous year end.
Other income, net was $6 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared to $1 million in the prior year period.
Other income in the first quarter of 2011 included a $3 million benefit from a litigation matter settled during the quarter and $2 million from the sale of certain patents.
Income tax expense was $1 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared to a benefit of $1 million in the first quarter of 2010. NCR expects its full year 2011 effective income tax rate to be approximately 27%.
NCR repurchased approximately 1.8 million shares of its common stock for approximately $35 million during the first quarter.
NCR ended the first quarter of 2011 with $480 million in cash and cash equivalents compared to the $496 million balance as of December 31, 2010. As of March 31, 2011, NCR had a debt balance of $11 million.
As previously disclosed, NCR expects full-year 2011 revenues to increase in the range of 5 to 7 percent on a constant currency basis compared with 2010. Including the continuing investment in the entertainment portfolio, the company now expects its full-year 2011 Income from Operations (GAAP) to be $170 million to $185 million, non-GAAP non-pension operating income (NPOI) (2) to be in the range of $380 to $395 million, GAAP diluted earnings per share to be $0.77 to $0.84 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excluding pension expense and special items(1) to be in the range of $1.70 to $1.77 per diluted share.The 2011 non-GAAP EPS guidance excludes estimated pension expense of $210 million (approximately $151 million after-tax) compared with actual pension expense of $208 million ($149 million after-tax) in 2010. NCR expects its full year 2011 effective income tax rate to be approximately 27 percent.
The company expects second quarter 2011 non-pension operating income (NPOI) (2) to be in the range of $95 million to $100 million, compared to $88 million in the second quarter of 2010. The company expects its second quarter 2011 effective tax rate to be in the range of 30% to 35%