DULUTH, Ga. -- March 7, 2016 -- NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that it has commenced further repurchases of its common stock under its previously disclosed April 1999 and November 2000 authorized share repurchase programs. The repurchases, which resumed in February, are expected to total $250 million in 2016. These repurchases follow NCR’s successful $1 billion share repurchase in December 2015.
“Share repurchases are an important part of our capital allocation strategy,” said Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “Further, these repurchases are an indication of our confidence in future free cash flow, and our belief that the current stock price is very attractive.”
Any share repurchases will be made by NCR in compliance with, and at such times as permitted by, federal securities law and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
As a result of the share repurchases, NCR is updating its full year 2016 guidance for non-GAAP diluted EPS to $2.85 to $2.95 from its previous guidance of $2.72 to $2.82 as well as its full year 2016 guidance for GAAP diluted EPS to $2.20 to $2.30 from its previous guidance of $2.07 to $2.17. In addition to updating full year 2016 diluted EPS guidance, NCR also reaffirms its full year 2016 and Q1 2016 guidance previously provided in its earnings call on February 9, 2016.
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NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 550 million transactions daily across the financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.
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Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) is a non-GAAP measure. It is included to provide additional useful information regarding NCR’s financial results, and is not a substitute for, or superior to, its most directly comparable GAAP measure, diluted EPS (GAAP).
NCR’s Non-GAAP diluted EPS is determined by excluding mark-to-market pension adjustments and pension settlements, curtailments and special termination benefits, and other special items including amortization of acquisition related intangibles, from NCR’s GAAP income (loss) from operations. NCR management’s definition and calculation of Non-GAAP diluted EPS may differ slightly from similarly-titled measures reported by other companies and cannot, therefore, be compared with similarly-titled measures of other companies. Non-GAAP diluted EPS should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, results determined in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP diluted EPS is reconciled to its most directly comparable GAAP measure, diluted EPS (GAAP), in the table below.
Reconciliation of Diluted Earnings Per Share (GAAP) to Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share and Diluted Earnings Per Share (non-GAAP)
|Description||Current 2016 Guidance||Prior 2016 Guidance|
|Diluted EPS (GAAP)||$2.20-$2.30||$2.07-$2.17|
|Acquisition-related amortization of intangibles||.50||.50|
|Non-GAAP Diluted EPS||$2.85-$2.95||$2.72-$2.82|