NCR Announces Fourth-Quarter 2010 Results

Duluth,Georgia, (PresseBox) - .
- Operational results ahead of expectations
- Revenue growth of 5%; orders up 13% compared to prior year period
- Strong cash flow; operating cash flow of $181 million and free cash flow(3) of $143 million
- Net funded status of global pension plans improved by $51 million
- 2011 full year guidance provided: expect revenue growth of 5% to 7%; GAAP income from operations of $160 million to $180 million, an increase of 62% to 82%; non-pension operating income (NPOI)(2) of $370 million to $390 million, an increase of 11% to 17%; GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.71 - $0.81, an increase of 3% to 17%; and non-GAAP EPS from continuing operations(2) of $1.65 - $1.75, an increase of 8% to 14%

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) reported financial results today for the three months ended December 31, 2010. Reported revenue of $1.4 billion increased 5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009 on both an actual and constant currency basis.

NCR reported fourth-quarter income from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $32 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $41 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2009. Income from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2010 included $52 million ($43 million or $0.26 per diluted share, after-tax) of pension expense, a $14 million ($9 million or $0.06 per diluted share, after-tax) impairment charge related to an investment, and an $8 million ($5 million or $0.03 per diluted share, after-tax) litigation charge. Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2009 included $41 million ($24 million or $0.16 per diluted share, after-tax) of pension expense, a $24 million ($16 million or $0.10 per diluted share, after-tax) impairment charge related to an equity investment and related assets, and $6 million ($4 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(2) in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $0.55 per diluted share compared to $0.53 in the prior year period.

"NCR had a good close to 2010 and as a result is better positioned to improve revenue growth and NPOI expansion in 2011. Order growth in Q4 was strong, our backlog has improved and we continue to execute well on sustainable productivity improvements thanks to the efforts of our continuous improvement teams around the company. 2010 was a year in which NCR regained our leadership in innovation in a number of areas both in hardware, such as our unrivaled scalable deposit module, and software, such as the great progress we made in converged channel solutions. Our strong position as we enter 2011 can be traced directly to our employees who executed well and are passionately dedicated to our vision. As we move into 2011 we will continue to be focused on our value creation strategy which includes ongoing operational execution along with a focus on reducing our pension risk and a commitment to share repurchase."

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