ICF International Reports Second Quarter 2012 ResultsTargeted News Service
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 2 -- ICF International issued the following news release:
ICF International, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Second Quarter/First Half 2012 Results
For the second quarter, revenue reached $239.6 million, a 12.3 percent increase over the $213.4 million reported in the 2011 second quarter. Operating income increased 16.3 percent to $18.1 million from the $15.5 million reported in last year's second quarter. Net income was $10.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, representing a 15.4 percent increase over net income of $9 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, earned in the comparable 2011 period.
For the 2012 first half, revenue was $467.3 million, up 14.5 percent over the $408.1 million reported in the 2011 first half. Operating income increased 18.5 percent to $34.3 million, net income was up 15.5 percent to $19.3 million, and earnings per diluted share were $0.96 compared to $0.84.
Commenting on ICF's second quarter results, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sudhakar Kesavan (http://www.icfi.com/about/our-people/icf/k/kesavan-sudhakar) said, "Our double-digit revenue and earnings performance resulted from strong year-over-year increases in our commercial business. The continued strength of our commercial business and the solid performance of our state and local government work offset the headwinds in our U.S. Federal Government business."
"We achieved year-on-year revenue growth across each of our markets in the second quarter. Energy, Environment, & Infrastructure increased 13.5 percent; Health, Social Programs, & Consumer/Financial increased 14.6 percent; and Public Safety & Defense was up 2.7 percent. Organic revenue growth1 for the first half of 2012 was 3.9 percent. Organic revenue growth for the second quarter was 1 percent."
"Operating income and net income growth continued to outpace revenue growth, reflecting the greater contribution from commercial business and effective cost management. EBITDA margin was 10.2 percent, significantly ahead of the 9.7 percent reported in last year's second quarter," noted Mr. Kesavan.
Commercial Business Second Quarter Highlights2
* Commercial business revenues increased 34.5 percent in the 2012 second quarter to $64.1 million and represented 26.7 percent of total revenue, up from 22.3 percent in last year's second quarter. The growth within the commercial business was driven by the acquisition of Ironworks Consulting, L.L.C. (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/01/icf-international-completes-acquisition-ironworks-consulting), and the Energy Efficiency business, which increased 23 percent over the prior year and accounted for 32 percent of total commercial revenues.
* Ironworks, which provides interactive data services, continues to grow consistent with expectations since its acquisition by ICF at the end of 2011.
Commercial sales awards were $81 million for the 2012 second quarter and $174 million for the first half of 2012, or 40 percent of total year-to-date sales, thereby illustrating the increasing importance of commercial business to ICF.
Key Commercial Sales Highlights for the Second Quarter
* Energy Efficiency: A $13.5 million contract with a major U.S. utility. Under this contract, ICF is providing a suite of programs to increase energy efficiency in the residential consumer market (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/06/icf-awarded-energy-efficiency-contract).
* Energy Efficiency: A contract valued at $6 million with a major U.S. utility to provide an array of services to implement five new residential energy efficiency programs (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/04/icf-awarded-energy-efficiency-contract) over the next two years.
* Other Commercial Wins: In addition to the energy efficiency wins already noted, ICF was awarded more than 300 additional commercial projects globally in the areas of energy efficiency, aviation and airport consulting, interactive data applications, environmental management (especially of infrastructure projects), regulatory assessment and market planning for utilities, and transportation planning.
Government Business Second Quarter Highlights
* U.S. Federal Government revenues increased 0.60 percent in the 2012 second quarter to $142.3 million. Specific areas of revenue growth included ICF's work on health, education, and energy issues. Federal government business represented 59.4 percent of total revenues compared to 66.3 percent in last year's second quarter.
* U.S. state and local government revenues increased 8.8 percent and accounted for 10 percent of total revenue, reflecting the continued strength of our infrastructure management services, specifically in the Western states.
* Non-U.S. government revenues more than tripled to $9.6 million from the $2.5 million in last year's second quarter, primarily due to the acquisition of GHK Holdings Limited, a London-based advisory firm, which was completed on February 29, 2012.
Key Government Contracts Won in the Second Quarter
* Community and Social Programs: Two grants with a total value of $11.1 million with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide capacity-building services for the Office of Community Planning and Development (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/07/icf-awarded-$11-million-in-grants-with-us-hud). The work will enable grantees and their partners to develop the skills and create the systems needed to plan, finance, and build sustainable, affordable, and vibrant communities.
* Human Capital Management: A contract with the U.S. Department of Labor under a $100 million blanket purchase agreement supporting program evaluation and performance improvement (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/07/icf-awarded-contract-under-$100-million-multi-award-blanket-purchase-agreement-for-us-dol).
* Public Health: A $20 billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity government-wide acquisition contract with the National Institutes of Health to provide health and research information technology services (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/06/icf-awarded-new-contract-nih-cio-sp3).
* Public Health: A $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide services supporting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/07/icf-awarded-multiple-award-contract-hhs-idiq).
* Public Health and Environment: A contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, valued at $12 million, to provide air risk assessments and a variety of other efforts in support of the Clean Air Act (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/07/icf-awarded-epa-contract).
Backlog and New Business Awards
Backlog was $1.5 billion at the end of the 2012 second quarter. Funded backlog was $716 million, or 46 percent of the total.
The total value of contracts awarded in the second quarter of 2012 was $203 million.
Summary and Outlook
"The strength of our domain-driven business model serving both government and commercial clients, combined with our proven strategy of end market-driven acquisitions, have enabled us to report double-digit revenue and earnings growth in the first half of 2012. We expect the growth of our commercial business to continue to offset softness in U.S. Federal Government spending in the second half of this year," Mr. Kesavan said.
"We have not seen a similar level of sequential increase in federal government work that has historically occurred in the second quarter, and we have no evidence to date that there will be the usual meaningful seasonal sequential increase in the third quarter. Given the uncertainty in the federal market, we are lowering our outlook for full year 2012 revenues and earnings. We expect full year 2012 revenues to range from $930 million to $960 million, which represents year-on-year growth of 12.4 percent at the midpoint, and diluted earnings per share to range from $1.90 to $2.00, or 11.4 percent growth at the midpoint," Mr. Kesavan added.
"From a year-over-year perspective, diluted earnings per share for 2012 are expected to be impacted by increased interest and amortization expense associated with the acquisitions of Ironworks in December of 2011 and GHK in February of 2012. However, EBITDA growth is expected to continue to outpace revenue growth. ICF continues to generate significant cash flow from operations, which amounted to $28.4 million for the first half of 2012. We reaffirm that for full year 2012, cash flow from operations is projected to be greater than the $60 million reported in full year 2011," noted Mr. Kesavan.
"For the 2012 third quarter we expect revenues within the range of $233 million to $247 million and diluted earnings per share of between $0.46 and $0.50, which at the midpoint represents year-on-year growth of 9.7 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively. Third quarter diluted earnings per share will be somewhat lower on a sequential basis due to increased investment in building out the commercial business development function and higher bid and proposal expenses associated with increased RFP activity in the third quarter compared to second quarter levels," Kesavan concluded.
Expectations for diluted earnings per share are based upon an effective tax rate of 40.0 percent for both the 2012 third quarter and full year, 19.9 million weighted average shares outstanding for the 2012 third quarter, and 20 million weighted average shares outstanding for the full year.
See statements here: (http://www.icfi.com/news/2012/07/icf-international-reports-second-quarter-2012-results)
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