DXC provides information technology services, which include modernization of legacy enterprise applications, use of cloud infrastructure for enterprise applications, data center management, cyber security, big data and mobility solutions, and managed and virtual desktop solutions.
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A company creates wealth for its long-term shareholders in 2 main ways - through dividend payments and through the accumulation of retained earnings. This graph shows the accumulation of per-share equity of long-term shareholders (green bars), which consists of the retained earnings plus all capital invested in the company, and the cumulative dividends the company has paid over time per share of its stock (blue bars).
In the words of Warren Buffett: "We're looking for... businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt."
Return on equity is a key metric of financial performance, indicating a company's ability to generate earnings using shareholder capital. Over time, ROE is one of the major determinants of the rate at which a company creates shareholder wealth. The average ROE for large U.S. companies is 12%, and many investors use it as a threshold for attractive investments.
Companies can boost ROE by increasing leverage, which reduces the safety of the investment. Therefore, it is useful to look at the return on assets (ROA), which measures a company's earning power regardless of its capital structure. A widening gap between ROE and ROA may be a warning sign that should be thoroughly investigated.
Earnings per share is a popular metric used to value a company (using P/E ratio); growth in EPS is often used to judge company growth potential. However, many investors believe that EPS is an inferior metric to ROE, because it ignores the amount of capital the company used to generate earnings.
Free cash flow shows how much cash a company generates from operations, above and beyond what is required to maintain or expand its productive assets. This cash can be returned to investors, or spent by management on growing the company or paying back its debts.
Balance sheets of many companies contain intangible assets such as goodwill, trademarks, patents, etc. Many investors consider intangibles more difficult to value than physical assets. If intangible assets had been valued incorrectly, they must be impaired, resulting in a loss charged against shareholder equity. This chart demonstrates the potential loss to shareholder equity from such impairments.
Companies often use debt financing to increase their return on equity. However, as the amount of debt financing increases relative to the amount of equity financing, the company becomes more sensitive to down turns and other negative events. As a result, many investors use the ratio of debt to equity as a measure of a company's financial risk, and avoid companies that have this ratio above 1.
This chart shows shareholder equity as a percentage of total assets, allowing investors to judge the overall leverage. Companies with a higher proportion of equity can be viewed as safer investments. This metric is particularly important for highly leveraged institutions, such as banks, where it must be at least 4% according to government regulations.
The ratio of current assets to current liabilities is known as the current ratio. This metric is a quick measure of the company's ability to pay its short-term obligations. A current ratio below 1 is a warning sign that should be investigated, especially for companies that cannot count on adequate cash flow from operations.
This chart shows the cumulative dilution of investor ownership in a company over time. Dilution reduces an investor's participation in the future earnings. Dilution increases when a company issues new shares, and decreases when a company buys its shares back. Many investors avoid companies with large chronic dilution.
analysis provides insight into factors affecting the Return On Equity of a company.
The DuPont equation decomposes ROE as follows:
ROE = (Net margin) * (Asset turnover) * (Asset to equity ratio)
Net margin indicates operating efficiency, Asset turnover measures the total asset use efficiency, and the Asset to equity ratio is a measure of financial leverage.
The dividend payout ratio tells investors what percentage of earnings a company returns to shareholders, and what percentage it retains and reinvests. This ratio represents a major capital allocation decision by the company, and can be used to judge management rationality. Rational management should pay out all earnings that cannot be productively reinvested. Therefore, a low dividend payout ratio for a profitable company with a low growth potential may be a warning sign.
Many investors use the P/B ratio as a quick way of judging company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - specifically seek out companies with low P/B ratios. However, investors should be careful not to make investment decisions on this metric alone, without considering a company's earning and growth potential, since a low P/B ratio can be a sign of a bleak future for the business.
P/E ratio is a popular way of making a quick judgment of a company valuation. Value investors - followers of Graham and Dodd - often seek solid companies with low P/E ratios as investment opportunities. However, P/E ratio represents an oversimplified approach to business valuation, and can often lead to incorrect investment decisions.
Merger dated as of April 28, 1996 (the "Merger Agreement") by and among the Company, Continental Acquisition, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company ("Sub"), and The Continuum Company, Inc. ("Continuum"), and the issuance of shares of Common Stock of the Company pursuant thereto. The Merger Agreement provided for: (i) a merger of Sub with and into Continuum pursuant to which Continuum would become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company; and (ii) the conversion of each outstanding share of common stock, par value $.10 per share, of Continuum into .79 of a share of Common Stock of the Company and the right to receive cash in lieu of fractional shares of Common Stock.
On July 2, 2007, CSC acquired all the outstanding shares of Covansys Corporation, a publicly held U.S. global consulting and technology services company headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, for a cash purchase price of approximately $34.00 per share, or approximately $1.3 billion net of acquired cash. The acquisition extends CSCs ability to offer strategic outsourcing and technology solutions in the healthcare, financial services, retail and distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications and high-tech industries. The acquisition of Covansys will increase the Companys delivery capabilities in India and accelerate development of strategic offshore offerings.
On January 11, 2008, CSC acquired all outstanding shares of First Consulting Group (FCG), a publicly-held U.S. corporation, in an all-cash transaction for $13.00 per share, or approximately $275 net of acquired cash. FCG is a professional services firm focused on healthcare and technology. FCG clients include healthcare providers, health plans, government healthcare, pharmaceutical companies, life sciences organizations, independent software vendors and other clients both within healthcare and in other industries. The acquisition of FCG increased the Companys healthcare capabilities, offerings, and presence in the United States, Europe and Asia. The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method and, accordingly, FCGs results of operations have been included with the Companys from the date of acquisition.
The Company recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $2,745 million during fiscal 2012. In the second quarter, the Company recorded an estimated goodwill impairment charge of $2,685 million, of which $2,074 million related to the MSS segment and $611 million related to the BSS segment. During the third quarter, the Company recorded a $60 million goodwill impairment, all of which related to the BSS segment.
On November 27, 2015, the Company completed the previously announced separation of the Company's U.S. public sector business, CSRA Inc. (CSRA) (the Separation). Under the terms of the Separation agreements, on November 27, 2015, stockholders who held CSC common stock at the close of business on November 18, 2015 (the Record Date), received a distribution of one CSRA common share for every one share of CSC common stock held as of the Record Date. As a result of the distribution, CSRA is now an independent public company trading under the symbol "CSRA" on the New York Stock Exchange. In connection with the Separation CSC and CSRA each paid concurrent special cash dividends on November 30, 2015 which in the aggregate totaled $10.50 per share (the Special Dividend). Of that $10.50 per share dividend, $2.25 was paid by CSC and $8.25 was paid by CSRA. Payment of each portion of the Special Dividend was made to holders of common stock on the Record Date who received shares of CSRA common stock in the distribution. As a result of the Separation, the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations, Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets, and related financial information reflect CSRA's operations and assets and liabilities as discontinued operations for all periods presented. The cash flows and comprehensive income of CSRA have not been segregated and are included in the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows and Consolidated Condensed Statements of Comprehensive Income for all periods presented. Further, CSC now operates in two reportable segments, Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) and Global Business Services (GBS).
On December 29, 2015, CSC invested in Xchanging plc, a provider of technology-enabled business solutions to organizations in global insurance and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and the public sector. Xchanging was listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol XCH. CSC purchased 24,636,553 shares of common stock of Xchanging for a purchase price of $2.83 per share for a total initial investment of approximately $70 million. The investment represented a 9.99% non-controlling equity interest in the outstanding shares of Xchanging. On May 5, 2016, CSC acquired the remaining shares of Xchanging for a purchase price of $2.76 per share, or approximately $623 million, resulting in total cash consideration paid to and on behalf of the Xchanging shareholders of $693 million (or $492 million net of cash acquired) in the aggregate, which was funded from existing cash balances and borrowings under CSC's credit facility. Subsequent to the acquisition, the Company repaid the $254 million of acquired debt. Transaction costs associated with the acquisition of $17 million were included within selling, general and administrative expenses in the Company's consolidated statements of operations. The acquisition expanded CSC's market coverage in the global insurance industry and enabled the Company to offer access to a broader, partner-enriched portfolio of services including property and casualty insurance and wealth management business processing services.
Effective April 1, 2017, CSC became a wholly owned subsidiary of DXC, an independent public company formed in connection with the spin-off of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPES). DXC common stock began regular-way trading under the symbol "DXC" on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2017. CSC completed its combination with HPES for purchase consideration of approximately $10 billion. CSC stockholders received one share of DXC common stock for every one share of CSC common stock held immediately prior to the Merger. DXC issued a total of 141,298,797 shares of DXC common stock to CSC stockholders, representing approximately 49.9% of the outstanding shares of DXC common stock immediately following the Merger. CSC was deemed the accounting acquirer.