Tyco International today reported $0.63 in diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the fiscal first quarter of 2010 and diluted EPS from continuing operations before special items of $0.65 per share. Revenue in the quarter of $4.25 billion declined 4% versus the prior year with an organic revenue decline of 9.6%.
Cash from operating activities was $379 million and free cash flow was $79 million. These amounts include $50 million of cash outflows primarily related to restructuring activities. In the prior year, cash from operating activities was $56 million and free cash flow was negative $215 million, each of which included a cash outflow of $25 million primarily related to restructuring activities.
Tyco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen said, "Our operating results for the first quarter reflect moderately higher revenue than expected as well as the benefits of our actions to reduce our cost structure in this challenging economic environment. Despite the soft economy, we continue to grow our service and recurring revenue which now represent 40% of total revenue."
"We were very pleased to announce our agreement to acquire Broadview Security last week, which we intend to combine with our ADT security business. This acquisition will provide us with an opportunity to strengthen our position in the fragmented and highly competitive residential and commercial security industry," Breen added.
Organic revenue, free cash flow and operating income, operating margin, income and diluted EPS from continuing operations before special items are non-GAAP financial measures and are described below. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures, see the attached tables. Additional schedules as well as First Quarter Review slides can be found at www.tyco.com on the Investor Relations portion of Tyco's website.
The financial results presented in the tables below are in accordance with GAAP unless otherwise indicated. Beginning this quarter, certain businesses and overhead costs were realigned, resulting in changes to historical segment performance. The revenue and operating income results shown below have been adjusted to reflect these changes. All dollar amounts are pre-tax and stated in millions. All comparisons are to the fiscal first quarter of 2009 unless otherwise indicated.
Q1 2010 Q1 2009 % Change
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Revenue $1,835 $1,811 1%
Operating Income $259 $227 14%
Operating Margin 14.1% 12.5%
Special Items ($5) ($1)
Operating Income Before Special Items $264 $228 16%
Operating Margin Before Special Items 14.4% 12.6%
Revenue of $1.8 billion increased 1% in the quarter with an organic revenue decline of 3%. Recurring revenue grew 5% organically on a global basis. Systems installation and service revenue declined 13% organically, mostly due to weakness in North America and Europe, as a result of lower sales to commercial customers.
Operating income was $259 million and the operating margin was 14.1%. Operating income before special items was $264 million and the operating margin before special items improved 180 basis points to 14.4%. The benefits from restructuring activities and cost-containment actions and growth in higher-margin recurring revenue more than offset the impact of the organic revenue decline in systems installation and service.