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      Pitney Bowes (PBI) Stock Spiked After Releasing Earnings

      By Fahim Awan

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      November 3, 2023

      4:24 PM UTC

      Pitney Bowes (PBI) Stock Spiked After Releasing Earnings

      Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) experienced a substantial surge of 25.55% in its stock price on Thursday, culminating in a closing price of $3.98 for the trading session. This uptick in the value of Pitney Bowes stock transpired in the wake of the release of its financial performance results.

      Pitney Bowes (PBI) unveiled its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2023. During this quarter, both Pitney Bowes’ SendTech and Presort segments demonstrated remarkable profitability growth and an expansion of profit margins. This achievement can be attributed to the effective implementation of PBI’s growth strategies and productivity initiatives, alongside the company’s resilience in the face of challenging economic conditions.

      Impressively, Pitney Bowes is surpassing its predefined schedule in realizing cost savings pursuant to its previously announced restructuring plan. Building upon this momentum, PBI has identified further measures and is augmenting its projected annual cost savings for 2024 under this program by an additional $40 million.

      Consequently, the cumulative savings are projected to reach approximately $115 million, which encompasses both restructuring efforts and other initiatives. However, Pitney Bowes’ Global Ecommerce segment failed to meet its financial expectations, prompting the company to undertake substantial measures aimed at unlocking its full potential.

      Throughout the third quarter, Pitney Bowes recorded a revenue of $784 million, falling just shy of the revenue reported in the corresponding quarter of the previous year by nearly 1%. Regarding per-share results, Pitney Bowes suffered a loss of $0.07 per share in the period, marking a significant uptick compared to the $0.03 shortfall documented in Q3 2022.

      Nonetheless, PBI observed a boost in cash yield from operational activities, ultimately closing the quarter with a sum of $25 million, while Free Cash Flow tallied up to $15 million. Furthermore, Pitney Bowes announced its alignment with the previously disclosed restructuring plan, staying ahead of schedule.

      In an effort to bolster this endeavor, PBI has incorporated an additional $40 million into the plan, with the ultimate aim of achieving annual savings ranging from $75 to $85 million by the conclusion of 2024. This will raise the total savings to $115 million when accounting for other productivity initiatives.

      Moreover, PBI utilized the net proceeds derived from a private placement offering of $275 million in July 2023 to retire the remaining balance of the 2024 notes and $30 million of the Term Loan A.

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