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Meritor Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Company Achieves Margin Expansion Year-Over-Year Despite Revenue Headwinds

TROY, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2012.

Fourth-Quarter Highlights

  • Sales were $986 million, down $231 million or 19 percent, from the same period last year.
  • Net income on a GAAP basis was $5 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $31 million or $0.32 per diluted share in the prior year's fourth quarter.
  • Net income from continuing operations per share, on a GAAP basis, was $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $0.40 per diluted share in the prior year.
  • Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.32, compared to $0.45 in the same period last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $79 million, down $18 million or 19 percent from the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 8 percent was flat to the same period last year.
  • Cash flow provided by operations was $55 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, compared to $60 million in the same period last year.
  • Free cash flow for the quarter was $31 million, compared to $23 million in the same period last year.

"Our fourth-quarter financial results were solid and in line with our expectations," said Chairman, CEO and President Chip McClure. "Despite weakening sales volumes outside the United States, we were able to maintain improved adjusted EBITDA margin for the full year through tight cost controls, strong military volumes and the continued benefits of earlier implemented pricing actions and footprint rationalization."

Fourth-Quarter Results

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Meritor posted sales of $986 million, down 19 percent from the same period last year due to lower sales volumes in global markets as well as weaker currency translation.

Net income from continuing operations, on a GAAP basis, was $4 million or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to $38 million or $0.40 per diluted share in the prior year. The decline in net income from continuing operations was due primarily to an $18 million charge associated with a change in actuarial assumptions for the company's year-end valuation of asbestos-related liabilities as well as lower earnings from unconsolidated affiliates associated with weaker volumes in their respective markets.

Adjusted income from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $31 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $43 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $79 million, compared to $97 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was 8 percent, which was flat relative to the same period last year. Despite a significant drop in sales, adjusted EBITDA margin remained stable primarily due to the year-over-year benefit of the company's North American pricing actions, European footprint rationalization, and improved military mix which more than offset the EBITDA margin impact of lower sales volumes.

Free cash flow for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 was $31 million compared to free cash flow of $23 million in the same period last year, primarily driven by higher dividends from unconsolidated affiliates and improvements in working capital partially offset by voluntary contributions to the company's global pension plans of $25 million.

Fourth-Quarter Segment Results

Commercial Truck sales were $583 million, down $185 million compared with the same period last year. Segment EBITDA for the Commercial Truck segment was $46 million for the quarter, down $3 million from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. Segment EBITDA margin improved to 7.9 percent, up from 6.4 percent in the same period last year. The favorable impact on segment EBITDA margin of North American pricing actions, European footprint rationalization, and improved net material performance more than offset the margin impact of lower sales volumes overall and lower earnings from the company's unconsolidated Brakes affiliate in Brazil.

Sales for the company's Industrial segment were $222 million, down $47 million from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, driven by weaker volumes in both China and India. Segment EBITDA for the company's Industrial segment was $15 million, down $3 million from the same period last year. Segment EBITDA margin was 6.8 percent, up slightly from 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. The margin impact of improved military mix more than offset the margin impact of lower volumes in China.

The company's Aftermarket & Trailer segment posted sales of $248 million, down $26 million from the same period last year, primarily due to lower Aftermarket volumes and weaker currency translation. Segment EBITDA for Aftermarket & Trailer was $20 million, down $12 million or 38 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, and segment EBITDA margin declined to 8.1 percent from 11.7 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. The decrease in segment EBITDA and margins was primarily due to a $6 million charge for a value added tax contingency associated with certain sales transactions, as well as lower sales in European and North American markets.

Fiscal Year Results

For fiscal year 2012, Meritor posted sales of $4.4 billion, down $204 million or 4 percent from the prior fiscal year due to lower sales volumes in global markets outside the U.S. and weaker currency translation.

Net income on a GAAP basis was $52 million compared to $63 million in the prior fiscal year. Net income from continuing operations, on a GAAP basis, for fiscal year 2012 was $70 million or $0.72 per diluted share, compared to $65 million or $0.67 per diluted share in the prior fiscal year.

Adjusted income from continuing operations in fiscal year 2012 was $111 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $82 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $345 million in fiscal year 2012, compared to $347 million in fiscal year 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2012 does not include an $18 million charge recognized in the fourth fiscal quarter associated with the re-measurement of asbestos-related liabilities or a $16 million gain on the sale of excess land recognized in the third fiscal quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 7.8 percent in fiscal year 2012 compared to 7.5 percent in the prior fiscal year. Despite the decline in sales, adjusted EBITDA margin improved primarily due to the company's North American pricing actions, European footprint rationalization and improved military mix, which more than offset the EBITDA margin impact of lower sales volumes.

Cash flow provided by operating activities for the full fiscal year was $77 million as compared to $41 million in the prior fiscal year. The improvement in operating cash flow is primarily due to lower working capital and lower cash used for discontinued operations partially offset by significantly higher contributions to our global pension plans. Free cash flow for fiscal year 2012 was negative $12 million, compared to negative $70 million in fiscal year 2011.

Fiscal 2012 Accomplishments

  • Executed EBITDA margin enhancing strategies.
    • Enhanced EBITDA margin despite revenue headwinds.
    • Continued to restructure the business to fit current market conditions.
    • Rationalized European footprint to improve margin expansion.
    • Successfully managed the return of peak FMTV production.
    • Realized the benefit of 2011 executive headcount reductions.
  • Continued to secure pricing equal to Meritor's value proposition.
    • Implemented pricing negotiations which contributed to margin expansion. 
  • Invested to reduce premium costs.
    • Executed operational improvements to increase productivity and minimize premium costs.
  • Continued collaboration with customers and suppliers to profitably address demand.
    • Awarded new business based on market leading product lines.
    • Worked with customers to meet flexible demands on commercial truck volumes throughout the year.
    • Received 14 customer awards in 2012 for performance in three major regions of the world.
    • Named 2012 Global Remanufacturer of the Year by ReMaTecNews.
  • Continued to drive new product development.
    • Provided content on two of the three finalists in the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program.
    • Introduced latest generation of drive axles and brakes.
    • Selected by Wabash National to have Meritor trailer axles as standard equipment on its trailers.
  • Implemented balance sheet strategies.
    • Maintained a high level of liquidity to manage all cycles.
    • Executed an amended $515 million U.S. revolving credit facility that extended the maturity date to April 2017 with a springing maturity date of 2015 under certain circumstances.
    • Executed a new $100 million U.S. accounts receivable program that matures in June 2015.
    • S&P upgraded senior secured credit rating to BB- from B+ and upgraded the senior unsecured credit rating to B- from CCC+
    • Continued to reduce the unfunded pension liability.

2013 Priorities        

With a clear vision to be the recognized leader in providing drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions to the global commercial vehicle and industrial markets, the company will continue to remain diligently focused on the following priorities for 2013:

  • Maintain flexibility in an uncertain market and successfully execute as global markets recover.
  • Remain focused on rigorous cost management.
  • Continue to implement appropriate balance sheet strategies.
  • Continue to invest in new product development to maintain market and technology leadership positions.

Outlook for 2013

For fiscal year 2013, the company expects the following from continuing operations:

  • Revenue to be approximately $4 billion.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin to be approximately 7 percent.
  • Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations in the range of $0.25 to $0.35.
  • Free cash flow from continuing operations before restructuring payments to be about breakeven.
  • Effective tax rate to be approximately 50 percent.

For fiscal year 2013, the company anticipates the following for the entire company:

  • Capital expenditures in the range of $65 million to $75 million.
  • Interest expense in the range of $90 million to $100 million.
  • Cash interest in the range of $75 million to $85 million.
  • Cash income taxes in the range of $50 million to $60 million.

"Our team is focused on our 2013 priorities and key initiatives," said McClure. "In these volatile markets, we continue to remain flexible and prepared for when the global markets recover. At the same time, we are executing on strategies with two distinct customer-focused business segments that support sustainable and future growth, collaboration with customers and suppliers, strategic investments, new product development and rigorous cost management."

Fourth-Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Call

Meritor will host a conference call and webcast to present the company's fiscal year 2012 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 9 a.m. (ET)

To participate, call (617) 213-4853, 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Please reference passcode 16637709 when registering. Investors can also listen to the conference call in real time - or for seven days after the event - by visiting meritor.com.

A replay of the call will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 14, until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 21, by calling (888) 286-8010 (within the United States) or (617) 801-6888 for international calls. Please refer to replay passcode 81628649. To access the listen-only audio webcast, visit meritor.com and select the webcast link from the home page or the investor page.

The company's fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for fiscal year 2012 will be released prior to the conference call and webcast on Nov. 14. The release will be distributed through PR Newswire, First Call and meritor.com

About Meritor

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains statements relating to our future results (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "are likely to be," "will" and similar expressions. SEC filings may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to reduced production for certain military programs and our ability to secure new military programs as our primary military programs wind down by design in future years; reliance on major original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") customers and possible negative outcomes from contract negotiations with our major customers, including failure to negotiate acceptable terms in contract renewal negotiations;  our ability to successfully manage rapidly changing  volumes in the commercial truck markets and work with our customers to adjust their demands in view of rapid changes in production levels; global economic and market cycles and conditions, including a slower than anticipated recovery from the recent global economic crisis; availability and sharply rising costs of raw materials, including steel, and our ability to manage or recover such costs; our ability to manage possible adverse effects on our European operations, or financing arrangements related thereto, in the event one or more countries exit the European monetary union; risks inherent in operating abroad (including foreign currency exchange rates, implications of foreign regulations relating to pensions and potential disruption of production and supply due to terrorist attacks or acts of aggression); rising costs of pension and other postretirement benefits; the ability to achieve the expected benefits of restructuring actions; the demand for commercial and specialty vehicles for which we supply products; whether our liquidity will be affected by declining vehicle productions in the future; OEM program delays; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products; successful development of new products; labor relations of our company, our suppliers and customers, including potential disruptions in supply of parts to our facilities or demand for our products due to work stoppages; the financial condition of our suppliers and customers, including potential bankruptcies; possible adverse effects of any future suspension of normal trade credit terms by our suppliers; potential difficulties competing with companies that have avoided their existing contracts in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings; potential impairment of long-lived assets, including goodwill; potential adjustment of the value of deferred tax assets; competitive product and pricing pressures; the amount of our debt; our ability to continue to comply with covenants in our financing agreements; our ability to access capital markets; credit ratings of our debt; the outcome of existing and any future legal proceedings, including any litigation with respect to environmental or asbestos-related matters; the outcome of actual and potential product liability, warranty and recall claims; and possible changes in accounting rules; as well as other substantial costs, risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed herein and from time to time in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2011 and from time to time in our other filings with the SEC. See also the following portions of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2011: Item 1. Business, "Customers; Sales and Marketing"; "Competition"; "Raw Materials and Supplies"; "Employees"; "Environmental Matters"; "International Operations"; and "Seasonality; Cyclicality"; Item 1A. Risk Factors; Item 3. Legal Proceedings; and Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the respective dates on which they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

All earnings per share amounts are on a diluted basis. The company's fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest Sept. 30, and its fiscal quarters generally end on the Sundays nearest Dec. 31, March 31 and June 30. All year and quarter references relate to the company's fiscal year and fiscal quarters, unless otherwise stated.

Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") included throughout this press release, the company has provided information regarding Adjusted income or loss from continuing operations, Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, Adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and free cash flow from continuing operations before restructuring payments which are non-GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations and Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations are defined as reported income or loss from continuing operations and reported diluted earnings or loss per share from continuing operations before restructuring expenses, asset impairment charges and other special items as determined by management. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-controlling interests in consolidated joint ventures, loss on sale of receivables, restructuring expenses, asset impairment charges and other special items as determined by management. Free cash flow is defined as cash flows provided by (used for) operating activities less capital expenditures. 

Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are useful to both management and investors in their analysis of the company's financial position and results of operations. In particular, management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a meaningful measure of performance as it is commonly utilized by management and the investment community to analyze operating performance in our industry.  Further, management uses Adjusted EBITDA for planning and forecasting future periods. Management believes that free cash flow is useful in analyzing our ability to service and repay debt.

Adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations, Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered a substitute for the reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income as an indicator of our operating performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity. Free cash flow should not be considered a substitute for cash provided by (used for) operating activities, or other cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP, or as a measure of financial position or liquidity. In addition, these non-GAAP cash flow measures do not reflect cash used to service debt or cash received from the divestitures of businesses or sales of other assets and thus do not reflect funds available for investment or other discretionary uses. These non-GAAP financial measures, as determined and presented by the company, may not be comparable to related or similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Set forth on the following pages are reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Segment EBITDA and EBITDA Margins

Segment EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from continuing operations before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, noncontrolling interests in consolidated joint ventures, loss on sale of receivables, restructuring costs and asset impairment charges. We use Segment EBITDA as the primary basis for the Chief Operating Decision Maker to evaluate the performance of each of our reportable segments.


 

MERITOR, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)



Quarter Ended
September 30,


Twelve Months Ended
September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Sales

$

986



$

1,217



$

4,418



$

4,622


Cost of sales

(873)



(1,099)



(3,933)



(4,146)


GROSS MARGIN

113



118



485



476


Selling, general and administrative

(80)



(66)



(285)



(278)


Restructuring costs

(9)



(7)



(39)



(22)


Gain on sale of property





16




Other operating expense

(1)





(4)



(2)


OPERATING INCOME

23



45



173



174


Other income, net

1



7



7



10


Equity in earnings of affiliates

11



19



52



70


Interest expense, net

(23)



(22)



(95)



(95)


INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

12



49



137



159


Provision for income taxes

(7)



(8)



(56)



(77)


INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

5



41



81



82


INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, net of tax

1



(7)



(18)



(2)


NET INCOME

6



34



63



80


Less: Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1)



(3)



(11)



(17)


NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO MERITOR, INC.

$

5



$

31



$

52



$

63










NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO MERITOR, INC.








Net income from continuing operations

$

4



$

38



$

70



$

65


Income (loss) from discontinued operations

1



(7)



(18)



(2)


Net income

$

5



$

31



$

52



$

63










DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE








Continuing operations

$

0.04



$

0.40



$

0.72



$

0.67


Discontinued operations

0.01



(0.08)



(0.18)



(0.02)


Diluted earnings per share

$

0.05



$

0.32



$

0.54



$

0.65










Diluted average common shares outstanding

97.2



96.8



97.2



96.9



MERITOR, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Unaudited, In millions)




September 30,
2012


September 30,
2011

ASSETS:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

257



$

217


Receivables, trade and other, net


542



712


Inventories


438



460


Other current assets


61



70


TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS


1,298



1,459


Net property


417



421


Goodwill


433



431


Other assets


353



352


TOTAL ASSETS


$

2,501



$

2,663







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY (DEFICIT):





Short-term debt


$

18



$

84


Accounts payable


697



841


Other current liabilities


313



328


TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES


1,028



1,253


Long-term debt


1,042



950


Retirement benefits


1,075



1,096


Other liabilities


338



325


Total deficit attributable to Meritor, Inc.


(1,023)



(995)


Noncontrolling interests


41



34


TOTAL DEFICIT


(982)



(961)


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT


$

2,501



$

2,663



 

 

MERITOR, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited, In millions)



Quarter Ended
September 30,


Twelve Months Ended
September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Sales:








Commercial Truck

$

583



$

768



$

2,717



$

2,806


Industrial

222



269



1,001



1,113


Aftermarket & Trailer

248



274



1,011



1,020


Intersegment Sales

(67)



(94)



(311)



(317)


Total sales

$

986



$

1,217



$

4,418



$

4,622


EBITDA:








Commercial Truck

$

46



$

49



$

190



$

171


Industrial

15



18



68



74


Aftermarket & Trailer

20



32



93



113


Segment EBITDA

81



99



351



358


Unallocated legacy and corporate costs

(2)



(2)



(6)



(11)


Adjusted EBITDA

79



97



345



347


Interest expense, net

(23)



(22)



(95)



(95)


Provision for income taxes

(7)



(8)



(56)



(77)


Depreciation and amortization

(15)



(17)



(63)



(66)


Loss on sale of receivables

(2)



(4)



(9)



(10)


Restructuring costs

(9)



(7)



(39)



(22)


Gain on sale of property





16




Asbestos-related liability remeasurement

(18)





(18)




Other income, net



2





5


Noncontrolling interests

(1)



(3)



(11)



(17)


Income from Continuing Operations attributable to Meritor, Inc.

4



38



70



65


Income (loss) from Discontinued Operations attributable to Meritor, Inc.

1



(7)



(18)



(2)


Net income attributable to Meritor, Inc.

$

5



$

31



$

52



$

63










Adjusted EBITDA Margin (1)

8.0

%


8.0

%


7.8

%


7.5

%


(1) Adjusted EBITDA margin equals Adjusted EBITDA divided by consolidated sales.

MERITOR, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited, In millions)



Twelve Months Ended
September 30,


2012


2011

OPERATING ACTIVITIES




Income from continuing operations

$

81



$

82


Adjustments to income from continuing operations:




Depreciation and amortization

63



66


Restructuring costs

39



22


Equity in earnings of affiliates

(52)



(70)


Pension and retiree medical expense

53



71


Gain on sale of property

(16)




Other adjustments to income from continuing operations

21



35


Dividends received from affiliates

47



45


Pension and retiree medical contributions

(140)



(71)


Restructuring payments

(22)



(13)


Changes in off-balance sheet accounts receivable factoring

(24)



144


Changes in assets and liabilities

39



(213)


Operating cash flows provided by continuing operations

89



98


Operating cash flows used for discontinued operations

(12)



(57)


CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

77



41


INVESTING ACTIVITIES




Capital expenditures

(89)



(105)


Proceeds from sale of property

18




Other investing activities, net

3



2


Net investing cash flows used for continuing operations

(68)



(103)


Net investing cash flows provided by (used for) discontinued operations

28



(69)


CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES

(40)



(172)


FINANCING ACTIVITIES




Repayment of notes and term loan

(86)




Proceeds from term loan

100




Debt issuance costs

(12)




Other financing activities



6


CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

2



6


EFFECT OF CHANGES IN FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE

RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

1



(1)


CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

40



(126)


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

217



343


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

257



$

217


MERITOR, INC.
ADJUSTED INCOME AND EARNINGS PER SHARE RECONCILIATION
Non-GAAP
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)



Quarter Ended
September 30,


Twelve Months Ended
September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Income from continuing operations

attributable to Meritor, Inc.

$

4



$

38



$

70



$

65


Adjustments:








Restructuring costs

9



7



39



22


Gain on sale of property





(16)




Asbestos-related liability

remeasurement

18





18




Other income, net



(2)





(5)


Adjusted income from continuing operations

$

31



$

43



$

111



$

82










Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.04



$

0.40



$

0.72



$

0.67


Impact of adjustments on diluted earnings per share

0.28



0.05



0.42



0.18


Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$

0.32



$

0.45



$

1.14



$

0.85


MERITOR, INC.
FREE CASH FLOW RECONCILIATION
Non-GAAP
(Unaudited, in millions)



Quarter Ended
September 30,


Twelve Months Ended
September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Cash flows provided by operating activities continuing operations

$

54



$

61



$

89



$

98


Capital expenditures continuing operations

(24)



(37)



(89)



(105)


Free cash flow - continuing operations

30



24





(7)


Cash flow provided by (used for) operating activities - discontinued operations

1



(1)



(12)



(57)


Capital expenditures discontinued operations







(6)


Free cash flow discontinued

operations

1



(1)



(12)



(63)


Free cash flow total company

$

31



$

23



$

(12)



$

(70)










Free cash flow - continuing operations

$

30



$

24



$



$

(7)


Restructuring payments - continuing operations

7



3



22



13


Free cash flow from continuing operations before restructuring payments

$

37



$

27



$

22



$

6


 

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Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.