ICF International, Inc. ( delivered better-than-expected third-quarter 2022 results, wherein both earnings and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. ICFI Quick Quote ICFI - Free Report)
The stock has lost 6.6% since the earnings release on Nov 3, as ICFI’s revenue guidance for 2022 was weak. Revenues are now projected in the range of $1.760-$1.790 billion (prior view: $1.760-$1.820 billion). The midpoint ($1.775 billion) of the guidance is lower than the current Zacks Consensus Estimate of 1.78 billion.
Non-GAAP earnings of $1.61 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 11.8% and rose 22% on a year-over-year basis. Moreover, revenues of $468 million beat the consensus mark by 0.5% and climbed 18.7% year over year owing to rising service revenues (up 21.7% year over year).
Revenues in Detail
Revenues from government clients came in at $359.9 million, up 25.6% on a year-over-year basis. The U.S. federal government revenues of $271.3 million increased 39% year over year and contributed 58% to total revenues.
The U.S. state and local government revenues of $65.6 million moved up 11.6% year over year and contributed 14% to total revenues.
International government revenues of $23.1 million were down 29.4% year over year, contributing 4.9% to total revenues.
Commercial revenues totaled $107.8 million, marginally up from the year-ago quarter’s figure and contributed 23.1% to total revenues. Energy markets and marketing services contributed 66.7% and 26.5%, respectively, to commercial revenues.
Backlog and Value of Contracts
Total backlog and funded backlog amounted to $3.7 billion and $1.8 billion at the end of the quarter, respectively. The total value of contracts awarded in the third quarter of 2022 came in at $865 million for a quarterly book-to-bill ratio of 1.31.
Adjusted EBITDA of $49.8 million rose 13.6% from the year-ago quarter’s figure. Adjusted EBITDA margin on revenues of 10.6% decreased 50 basis points (bps) year over year. Adjusted EBITDA margin on service revenues was 14.8%, down 110 bps year over year.
ICF exited the third quarter with a cash and cash equivalent balance of $8.5 million compared with $6.1 million recorded at the end of the previous quarter. ICFI had a long-term debt of $681.2 million compared with $435.1 million at the end of the prior quarter.
ICFI used $18.7 million cash from operating activities, while capex was $6.3 million. ICF paid out dividends of $2.63 million in the quarter.
On Nov 3, 2022, ICF declared a quarterly cash dividend of 14 cents per share, payable Jan 12 to its stockholders of record as of Dec 9.
Service revenues are expected in the band of $1.275-$1.300 billion (prior view: $1.275-$1.325 billion).
Earnings are expected in the range of $5.70-$5.90 (prior view: $5.50-$5.80). The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $5.70, meeting the lower end of the band.
Adjusted EBITDA is still expected between $186 million and $198 million. Operating cash flow is expected in the range of $120-$140 million in 2022. ICF currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see
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