Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. ( BAH Quick Quote BAH - Free Report) reported mixed first-quarter fiscal 2022 results with earnings beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues missing the same.
The earnings beat failed to impress the market, with the stock slipping 3.6% since the earnings release. The stock declined 5% in the year-to-date period against 12.5% rally of the
industry it belongs to.
Quarterly adjusted earnings per share of $1.07 beat the consensus mark by 11.5% and increased 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. The bottom line benefited from solid top-line growth and strong margin performance.
Revenues, Backlog & Headcount Increase Y/Y
Total revenues of $2 billion missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.6% but increased 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. Revenues, excluding billable expenses, were $1.4 billion, up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Billable expenses contributed 27.9% to revenues.
Total backlog increased 16.5% from the prior-year quarter’s reported figure to $26.8 billion. Funded backlog of $3.5 billion increased 1.6% year over year. Unfunded backlog was up 90.7% to $9 billion. Priced options were down 3.7% to $14.3 billion. Book-to-bill ratio was 1.3, down 40.1% year over year. Headcount of 28,558 increased 4.3% year over year.
Strong Margin Performance
Adjusted EBITDA amounted to $238.1 million, up 11.8% year over year. Adjusted EBITDA margin on revenues was 12%, up from the year-ago quarter’s figure of 10.9%. Adjusted EBITDA margin on revenues, excluding billable expenses, increased to 16.6% from 15.1% in the year-ago quarter.
Key Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Numbers
Booz Allen Hamilton exited fiscal fourth quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $621.9 million compared with $991 million at the end of the prior quarter. Long-term debt (net of current portion) was $2.8 billion compared with $2.3 billion in the prior quarter.
The company used $10.7 million of net cash in operating activities. Capital expenditures were $9 million and free cash flow was $19.7 million. The company paid out dividends worth $51.6 million and repurchased shares worth $123.8 million in the reported quarter.
Reaffirmed Fiscal 2022 Outlook
Booz Allen Hamilton continues to project revenue growth for fiscal 2022 at 7-10% range. Adjusted EBITDA margin on revenues is anticipated to be in mid-10% range. Net cash provided by operating activities is expected in the range of $800-$850 million.
Booz Allen Hamilton currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see
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