SEC Charges IT Services Provider DXC Technology Co. for Misleading Non-GAAP Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged DXC Technology Company, an IT services company in Ashburn, Virginia, with making misleading disclosures about its non-GAAP financial performance in multiple reporting periods from 2018 until early 2020.

According to the SEC’s order, DXC materially increased its reported non-GAAP net income by negligently misclassifying tens of millions of dollars of expenses as non-GAAP adjustments for so-called transaction, separation, and integration-related (TSI) costs and improperly excluding them from its non-GAAP earnings. While DXC publicly claimed that its non-GAAP metrics allowed investors “to better understand the financial performance of DXC,” the SEC’s order finds that the company’s non-GAAP disclosure controls and procedures were inadequate to ensure that the company’s expense classifications were consistent with its own public description of TSI costs. According to the order, by misclassifying TSI costs, DXC materially overstated its non-GAAP net income in three fiscal quarters. DXC also failed to evaluate the company’s non-GAAP disclosures concerning TSI costs.

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