In her address to shareholders, Burns reflected on the last year and said, “2012 was a year of alignment: aligning costs with a services-focused business model, aligning investments with key priorities, aligning our diverse portfolio with market opportunities and aligning operations to address these opportunities. We did this through a customer-centric approach that took full advantage of our brand, innovation and global scale.
“With services now representing 55 percent of our total revenue and growing to two-thirds by 2017, we believe this is a good time to keep your eye on Xerox,” added Burns. “Through services-led growth, profitable leadership in document technology, our cash-generating annuity-based business model and earnings expansion, we have the financial strength to invest in building value for Xerox and for our stakeholders.”
She noted that despite economic headwinds, Xerox delivered solid results in 2012, including
- Adjusted earnings per share of $1.03
- $22.4 billion of full-year revenue
- Operating cash flow of $2.6 billion
- Adjusted net income of $1.4 billion
- $1.1 billion in share repurchase and $255 million in dividends
Also at the annual meeting, shareholders elected by an majority vote 10 members of the Xerox board of directors: Glenn A. Britt, Ursula M. Burns, Richard J. Harrington, William Curt Hunter, Robert J. Keegan, Robert A. McDonald, Charles Prince, Ann N. Reese, Sara Martinez Tucker and Mary Agnes Wilderotter.
Additionally, shareholders ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2013; approved, on an advisory basis, the 2012 compensation of Xerox’s named executive officers; and approved an amendment and restatement of the company’s 2004 equity compensation plan for non-employee directors.