Xylem Unveils Multi-Year Growth Strategy at 2024 Investor Day

mei 30, 2024

Introduces Long-Term Financial Framework and Reaffirms Current Year Outlook

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company that empowers customers and communities to build a more water-secure world, will unveil its multi-year growth strategy and set out its long-term financial framework today at its Investor Day. Xylem President and CEO Matthew Pine and other senior leaders will provide an update on the Company’s plans to drive above-market growth, accelerate margins through business simplification, and provide an update on capital allocation priorities.

The program will also offer updates on the integration of Evoqua and the Company’s current and future growth opportunities, and provide new financial targets through 2027. The Company is reiterating its 2024 guidance as previously provided on May 2, 2024. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session for in-person and virtual attendees.

“Water flows through every part of the global economy, and Xylem is at the forefront of creating value from water management,” Pine said. “Our industry-leading platform will deliver strong returns by empowering customers and communities to thrive in the transition to a water-secure world. We are creating lasting value by driving resilient above-market growth with significant margin expansion, while deploying capital to compound earnings, as we solve the world’s most critical water challenges.”

“Today, we are unveiling our multi-year financial framework and enhanced sustainability goals. Together, they represent an outlook of purpose-driven, profitable growth that creates distinctive value for our shareholders and shapes a more water-secure and sustainable future.”

Long-term Financial Framework

Xylem’s long-term financial framework anticipates annual organic revenue growth in the range of 4 percent to 6 percent, with approximately 1 percent from implied revenue synergies offset by the impact of simplification initiatives. This results in average annual adjusted EBITDA margin expansion of approximately 100 basis points per year, an acceleration of margin expansion compared to Xylem’s previous long-term framework of 50 to 75 basis points. The growth and margin outlook, combined with disciplined capital allocation, enables mid-teens adjusted EPS growth per year. Additionally, Xylem is committed to a low-double-digit annual free cash flow margin.

2024 Outlook

The Company is reaffirming its 2024 outlook previously provided on May 2, 2024. Further 2024 outlook and planning assumptions are included in Xylem’s first-quarter earnings materials posted at www.xylem.com/investors.

A live stream and replay of the Investor Day event will be available, along with all presentation materials, on Investors Events | Xylem US.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving the world’s critical water challenges with innovation and expertise. Our 23,000 diverse employees delivered combined pro forma revenue of $8.1 billion in 2023. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at www.xylem.com and Let’s Solve Water.

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Houston Spencer (Media)

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