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Xylem Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results, Announces 15 Percent Dividend Increase

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Fourth Quarter Segment Results

Water Infrastructure

Xylem’s Water Infrastructure segment consists of its businesses serving clean water delivery, wastewater transport and treatment, dewatering and analytical instrumentation.

  • Fourth quarter 2012 revenue was $637 million, down 6 percent compared with the fourth quarter 2011, reflecting weakness in the public utility and industrial dewatering markets.
  • Fourth quarter adjusted segment operating income, which excludes $1 million of one-time separation-related costs and $15 million of restructuring and realignment costs, was $105 million, up 1 percent over the same period in 2011. Adjusted operating margin for the quarter grew 120 basis points, though after factoring in separation, restructuring and realignment costs, posted a decline of 40 basis points.

Applied Water

Xylem’s Applied Water segment consists of its portfolio of businesses in residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural applications.

  • Fourth quarter 2012 revenue was $346 million, up 3 percent compared with the fourth quarter 2011, with growth coming in residential and commercial building services and irrigation.
  • Fourth quarter adjusted segment operating income, which excludes $5 million of restructuring and realignment costs, was $40 million, 29 percent higher than the comparable period last year. Adjusted operating margin grew 240 basis points; including separation costs, as well as restructuring and realignment costs, operating margin grew 210 basis points.

Supplemental information on Xylem’s fourth quarter and full year 2012 earnings and reconciliations for certain non-GAAP items is posted at investors.xyleminc.com.

About Xylem

Xylem (NYSE: XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

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