On November 5, The ODP Corporation, a leading provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions through an integrated B2B distribution platform, announced results for the third quarter ended September 26, 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 Summary*

  • Total reported sales of $2.5 Billion, down 9% versus last year and up 18% sequentially compared to the second quarter of 2020. Sequential sales performance represents an 800 basis points trend improvement when comparing year-over-year revenue performance
  • GAAP operating income of $102 million and net income of $57 million, or $1.04 per share, each down approximately 5% year-over-year
  • Adjusted operating income of $138 million, flat year-over-year and up from $10 million in second quarter of 2020; and adjusted EBITDA of $186 million
  • Adjusted net income of $97 million, or adjusted earnings per share of $1.80, up 15% and 18%, respectively year-over-year
  • Improved working capital conversion resulted in operating cash flow of $309 million and adjusted free cash flow of $312 million, versus $212 and $209 million, respectively in prior year
  • $1.7 billion of total available liquidity including $743 million in cash

“Strong execution by our team resulted in improving revenue and operating results as the business environment continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to thank our associates for their continued commitment in driving these results, while maintaining their focus on measures to help keep our customers and employees safe throughout these challenging times,” said Gerry Smith, chief executive officer of The ODP Corporation.

“Our improved results reflect the continued focus on our low cost model and the positive dynamics of our ecosystem, which combines our diverse routes to market with an expanded product portfolio and flexible supply chain capabilities, meeting the needs of businesses and consumers alike. Our value proposition continued to resonate with customers whether working from home or in the office, driving growth in home office technology and workspace categories, and strong demand through our eCommerce channel, which was up 20% over last year and approaching over $1.2 billion in sales on an annual run-rate basis. Our trusted supply chain and distribution capabilities reliably met the essential needs of our customers, generating interest in new business relationships and expanded services. These factors drove sequential revenue growth, delivered operating income nearly flat with the pre-COVID environment last year, and helped generate over $300 million in adjusted free cash flow. These accomplishments are a testament to the power of our ecosystem and were achieved despite a back-to-school selling season that has been delayed due to conditions caused by the pandemic. With the building blocks in place supporting our strong foundation, we are confident in our future opportunities and driving profitable growth,” he added.

*As presented throughout this release, adjusted results represent non-GAAP financial measures and exclude charges or credits not indicative of core operations and the tax effect of these items, which may include but not be limited to merger integration, restructuring, acquisition costs, asset impairments, loss on extinguishment and modification of debt, and executive transition costs. Reconciliations from GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures can be found in this release as well as on the Investor Relations website at investor.theodpcorp.com.

To view the full release, visit the ODP Corporation website. 

Source: The ODP Corporation