Exhibit 99.1

 

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Xylem

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Xylem Inc. reports fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results

 

   

Fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $1.0 billion, up 7 percent from fourth quarter 2010; full-year 2011 revenue of $3.8 billion, up 19 percent over prior year

 

   

Fourth quarter 2011 earnings per share of $0.28; adjusted earnings of $0.40 per share, up 5 percent over fourth quarter 2010 normalized earnings per share

 

   

Full-year 2011 earnings per share of $1.50; adjusted earnings of $1.93 per share, up 30 percent from 2010 normalized earnings per share*

 

   

Strong full-year cash generation of $388 million, 111 percent conversion of adjusted net income

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., February 28, 2012 – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) today reported fourth quarter revenue of $1.0 billion, up 7 percent from the fourth quarter 2010, and net income of $52 million or $0.28 per share. Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on solving the world’s most challenging water issues, was spun off from ITT Corporation on October 31, 2011. Excluding the impact of one-time separation costs and other special items, adjusted net income was $74 million or $0.40 per share, up 2 cents or 5 percent from the normalized earnings in the fourth quarter 2010.

“We drove solid business performance in 2011. We delivered revenue and earnings growth that reflected the strength of our core water and wastewater portfolio, as well as increased activity in the emerging markets, and solid returns from investments in our analytical instrumentation and dewatering businesses,” said Gretchen McClain, president and chief executive officer of Xylem. “All of this was accomplished as we worked through the successful launch of our new company. It is a testament to the dedication of our 12,500 employees who focus on solving our customers’ water challenges.”

For the fourth quarter, Xylem achieved adjusted operating margin of 12.0 percent, including incremental stand-alone costs of $5 million, which reduced margin by 50 basis points. Operating margin in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 11.9 percent.

For the full year 2011, Xylem revenue was $3.8 billion, up 19 percent over 2010. Excluding the impact of acquisitions and positive foreign currency translation, full-year organic revenue growth was 7 percent. Adjusted operating margin was 12.7 percent, up 60 basis points compared to 2010. The $5 million of incremental stand-alone cost incurred in the fourth quarter reduced full-year operating margin by 10 basis points. Full-year reported net income was $279 million, or

 

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The 2010 normalized earnings per share reflect adjustments (including interest expense, stand-alone costs, and special tax items) to our GAAP results to better illustrate year-over-year performance. The normalized earnings are intended to give a representation of our performance had Xylem been a stand-alone company in 2010.


The following information was filed by Xylem Inc. (XYL) on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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