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NCR Corp. reported revenue of $ 1.90 billion, up 20% in its results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. The banking sector saw the largest increase of 35%, according to a press release.

Adjusted third-quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization increased to $ 352 million from $ 249 million last year. In addition, cash flow from operating activities of the company was $ 497 million, compared to $ 212 million last year, and free cash flow to $ 125 million compared to $ 160 million. dollars last year. This decrease in free cash flow was caused by changes in working capital from period to period.

Other key findings from the results include:

  • GAAP diluted EPS of $ 0.06.
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $ 0.69.
  • The retail trade saw its turnover fall by 1%.
  • The hotel industry saw its turnover increase by 29%.

“We delivered strong results in the third quarter with strong growth in recurring revenue streams, increased profitability and consistent cash generation. Adjusted EBITDA hit a multi-year high of 18.5% and since the start of the year we have generated more than $ 350 million in cash flow, ”said Michael Hayford, CEO of NCR, in the release. “Most importantly, we have made significant progress in the strategic initiatives that transform NCR into a software platform and a payments company. Strong demand, diligent execution and strategic traction should allow us to close out a successful 2021 and build momentum for 2022. The integration of Cardtronics is on track and we remain excited about the growth opportunities the combination will provide. . “

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Halloween fun for the family this weekend – Chico Enterprise-Record http://freedominst.org/halloween-fun-for-the-family-this-weekend-chico-enterprise-record/ http://freedominst.org/halloween-fun-for-the-family-this-weekend-chico-enterprise-record/#respond Thu, 28 Oct 2021 11:02:32 +0000 http://freedominst.org/halloween-fun-for-the-family-this-weekend-chico-enterprise-record/

There are a variety of spooky and free events for ghosts, goblins, ghouls, pirates, princesses, and other characters this Halloween.

On Saturday, October 30, the grassy field at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2821 Wyandotte Avenue in Oroville, will be transformed into a pumpkin patch for children to “pick” their own pumpkins.

Roxanne Eldridge and Ray Kean, who have previously organized free Easter baskets and backpacks, hosted the event with help from local businesses.

“McClarren Ranch Supply, The Cow Café and Hollen Trucking all donate pumpkin pallets. It can be expensive to take your kids to a pumpkin patch and a lot of people can’t get out of town to get there or afford to go and we wanted as many kids as possible to have a pumpkin patch experience, ”Eldridge said.

The event, which starts at 1 p.m., will also feature free pre-filled treat bags and Halloween photos from GT Photography and NorGal Photography. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition, on Saturday, the Feather River Nature Center & Native Plant Park on Old Ferry Road, also known as “The Old Bath House”, will be transformed into “Haunted Bath House”. There will be pre-made treat bags for young visitors, and the native plant garden trail around the facility will also be lighted and decorated with a small cemetery, pumpkins, spiders and ghosts.

“And we have a very good mom. It’s nothing too scary, just scary fun for the whole family. We will also be telling scary stories and there will be music, ”said Docent Stacy Wright.

Inside the haunted bathhouse, California State Parks performer Mike Hubbartt will explore the wonderful world of bats with curious minds and there will also be living leeches to see and discover. .

“It will be a scary educational fun and a really fun way to end our season. This will be the last day the center will be open until spring, ”said Joan Bosque, Senior Guide.

The event is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Bosque recommends parking on surface streets or at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Montgomery Street and walking to the bathhouse.

On Sunday, October 31, Treat Street will be back with more than 100 businesses in downtown Chico offering treats and candy from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children 12 and under in costume and accompanied by an adult.

This event also includes activities, games, magician, music and education stalls at Chico City Plaza. Music will be provided by the Marsh Jr. High and Bidwell Jr. High school orchestras. The Chico Police Department and Chico Fire Department will also be on hand with safety tips, motorcycles and the Tiller Station 1 truck. For safety reasons, local Rotarians will serve as crossing guards throughout the year. event.