Press Release

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

July 26, 2007 at 8:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2007--Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI):

    --  Quarterly revenues increased to $189.6 million in the second
        quarter of 2007, up from $183.3 million in the first quarter
        of 2007, and a 15 percent increase from $165.0 million in the
        second quarter of 2006. Six-month revenues increased 13
        percent to $372.9 million, compared to $331.2 million during
        the first six months of 2006.

    --  EBITDA for the quarter was $29.7 million, compared to $27.9
        million in the first quarter of 2007, and $31.0 million in the
        second quarter of 2006. EBITDA for the six months ended June
        30, 2007 was $57.6 million, compared to $61.7 million for the
        comparable period in 2006.

    --  Net income per diluted share for the second quarter 2007 was
        $0.21, compared to $0.20 in the first quarter 2007, and $0.26
        in the 2006 second quarter. First half 2007 net income per
        diluted share was $0.41, compared to $0.51 in the first six
        months of 2006.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel, government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory or structural challenges, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2007.

"We are pleased with our revenue growth for the quarter and first half of the year," stated William M. Goodyear, Chairman and CEO. "Both the Business Advisory and Dispute segments' revenues increased over 2006 and the first quarter of 2007. Key contributors to the second quarter performance were our energy, insurance and global construction practices. International results, reflecting the successful ongoing expansion of our London platform, were excellent and have solid momentum as we enter the second half of the year. In our dispute channel, the volume of large forensic investigation assignments began to wind down as these engagements evolved into litigation support and white collar defense assignments."

"Segment margins have narrowed relative to 2006, with second quarter margins consistent with the quarter ended March 31, 2007," stated Mr. Goodyear. "This margin compression was primarily related to the compensation retention programs the Company initiated earlier in 2007. We have recaptured some of the operating margin pressure with improved G&A leverage, and we expect further progress in the second half of the year as we finalize action steps to make additional adjustments to reduce and better manage our overall operational and practice management costs."

Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

Revenues for the second quarter of 2007 were $189.6 million, a 15 percent increase compared to second quarter 2006 revenues of $165.0 million, and up from first quarter 2007 revenues of $183.3 million. EBITDA in the second quarter of 2007 was $29.7 million, compared to $31.0 million in the second quarter of 2006 and an increase from $27.9 million in the first quarter of 2007. Net income per diluted share in the second quarter of 2007 was $0.21, compared to $0.26 per share in the second quarter of 2006 and $0.20 per share in the first quarter of 2007.

Six-Month Financial Results

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2007 were $372.9 million, a 13 percent increase compared to 2006 six-month revenues of $331.2 million. EBITDA for the first six months of 2007 was $57.6 million, compared to $61.7 million for the comparable 2006 period. Net income per diluted share for the first six months of 2007 was $0.41, compared to $0.51 for the same period in 2006.

"We anticipate continued revenue growth across both business channels in the second half of 2007, and remain focused on continued margin improvement as the year progresses," stated Julie M. Howard, President and Chief Operating Officer. "Areas that are presenting opportunities for us during the second half of the year, and into 2008, include ongoing growth in the global financial services market related to increasing investments associated with improved risk management and control programs; developing emphasis on renewable energy programs and transmission infrastructure strategic assessments; and the increased pressure being placed on the U.S. healthcare system for new facility and infrastructure investments. At the same time, margin improvement efforts remain a high priority. We are actively employing tighter controls in several operational expense categories to include maximizing and/or right-sizing our real estate utilization, evaluating certain shared services programs and streamlining our practice development initiatives."

Business Metrics

Average billable full time equivalent (FTE) consultant headcount for the second quarter was 1,890, compared to 1,729 in the second quarter of 2006, and 1,933 in the first quarter of 2007. FTE billable consultants as of June 30, 2007 were 1,907, compared to 1,928 at the end of the first quarter of 2007, reflecting the impact of headcount alignment efforts. Company-wide consultant utilization, based on a 2,080 hour base, in the second quarter of 2007 was 69 percent, compared to 70 percent in the second quarter of 2006 and 69 percent for the first quarter of 2007. Calculated on an industry standard 1,850 hour base, utilization for the second quarter of 2007 was 77 percent. Trailing 12-month attrition was 22 percent at second quarter end 2007, compared to 23 percent at first quarter end.

Annualized revenue per consultant in the second quarter of 2007 was $397,000, up from $381,000 in the first quarter of 2007. Days sales outstanding as of June 30, 2007 was 87 days, compared to 81 days at the end of the 2007 first quarter and 83 days at June 30, 2006. The Company ended the quarter with $303.5 million in borrowings under its $500 million unsecured, multi-bank credit facility, reflecting the impact of the successful $218 million "Dutch Tender Offer" during the second quarter of 2007.

Scott J. Krenz Appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

In August, Scott J. Krenz will be joining the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Krenz succeeds Ben W. Perks, who is retiring. Prior to joining Navigant Consulting, Mr. Krenz was the Chief Financial Officer for Sapient Corporation, and over a 20 year period held a variety of key financial roles within Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corporation, including Treasurer, CFO of Europe and Controller. Mr. Krenz is a CPA and began his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Whinney.

Acquisition of London-based Financial and Insurance Services Firm

The Company has signed a definitive and binding agreement to acquire Troika (UK) Limited, a leading UK financial services consultancy. Troika offers highly complementary services to Navigant Consulting's Financial Services and Insurance practices, and accelerates our expansion strategy in London. Within the U.K. financial services sector, Troika focuses on the distribution of regulated products, providing strategic and operational consultancy services to Insurance, Investment Management and Retail Banking. Troika's UK clients include 13 of the top 15 Life & Pension companies, nine of the top 15 Banks and Building Societies and ten of the top 15 Investment Management firms. In 2006, Troika was the UK Management Consultancy Association's "Best Small Management Consultancy of the Year."

Outlook

The Company is providing an update to its previous full year 2007 guidance.


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Navigant Consulting 2007 Guidance
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                              Existing Guidance    Updated Guidance(a)
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Revenues                      $770 - $790 million  $760 - $780 million
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EBITDA                        $135 - $140 million  $125 - $135 million
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Net income per diluted share  $1.02 - $1.07        $0.92 - $0.97
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(a)Updated guidance reflects diluted shares of 51.0 million.

Webcast of the Company's Announcement of Second Quarter 2007 Results

A webcast of management's presentation of the Company's second quarter financial results will be available on the Company's website, www.navigantconsulting.com. To access the call, click the Investor Relations section and select "Conference Calls." This webcast will be available until 5:00 p.m., ET, October 24, 2007.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigantconsulting.com.

EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Company believes EBITDA is useful supplemental information for investors to evaluate financial performance. Management believes EBITDA, in addition to operating income, net income and other GAAP measures, is a useful indicator of the Company's financial and operating performance and its ability to generate cash flows from operations that are available for taxes and capital expenditures. Investors should recognize that EBITDA might not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Except as set forth below, statements included in this press release, which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "expects" and similar expressions. These statements are based upon management's current expectations as of the date of this press release. The Company cautions readers that there may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and the information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation: risks inherent in international operations including foreign currency fluctuations; pace, timing and integration of acquisitions; management of professional staff, including dependence on key personnel, recruiting, attrition and the ability to successfully integrate new consultants into the Company's practices; utilization rates; dependence on the expansion of and the increase in the Company's service offerings and staff; conflicts of interest; potential loss of clients; risks inherent with litigation; significant client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative and regulatory changes; and general economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included in the Company's filings with the SEC under the "Risk Factors" sections and elsewhere in those filings. The Company cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and also undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.

              NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                (In thousands, except per share data)
                             (Unaudited)

                                            For the quarter ended
                                        ------------------------------
                                        June 30,  March 31, June 30,
                                           2007      2007      2006
                                        ------------------------------
Revenues before reimbursements            $169,650  $164,838  $147,691
Reimbursements                              19,983    18,452    17,298
                                        ------------------------------
  Total revenues                          $189,633  $183,290  $164,989

Cost of services before reimbursable
 expenses                                  105,849   101,234    84,668
Reimbursable expenses                       19,983    18,452    17,298
                                        ------------------------------
  Cost of services                         125,832   119,686   101,966
General and administrative expenses         34,144    34,403    32,018
Depreciation                                 3,995     3,721     3,221
Amortization                                 3,784     3,636     2,616
Other operating costs:
  Realignment costs                              -     1,277         -
                                        ------------------------------
  Operating income                          21,878    20,567    25,168
Other expense, principally interest
 expense                                     2,209       851     1,526
                                        ------------------------------
Income before income tax expense            19,669    19,716    23,642
Income tax expense                           8,319     8,379     9,680
                                        ------------------------------
  Net income                               $11,350   $11,337   $13,962
                                        ==============================
Net income per diluted share                 $0.21     $0.20     $0.26
                                        ==============================
Shares used in computing net income per
 diluted share                              54,126    55,907    54,664
Percentage of revenues before
 reimbursements:
----------------------------------------
Cost of services before reimbursable
 expenses                                      62%       61%       57%
Reimbursable expenses                          12%       11%       12%
General and administrative expenses            20%       21%       22%

EBITDA (1)                                     17%       17%       21%
EBITDA (1), exclusive of Other operating
 costs                                         17%       18%       21%
Operating income                               13%       12%       17%
Net income                                      7%        7%        9%

EBITDA (1) reconciliation:
  EBITDA (1), exclusive of Other
   operating costs                         $29,657   $29,201   $31,005
   Other operating costs                               1,277
                                        ------------------------------
  EBITDA (1)                                29,657    27,924   $31,005
     Depreciation                            3,995     3,721     3,221
     Amortization                            3,784     3,636     2,616
                                        ------------------------------
  Operating income                         $21,878   $20,567   $25,168
                                        ==============================

(1) EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
 amortization) is not a measure of financial performance under
 generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Company believes
 EBITDA is useful supplemental information for investors to evaluate
 financial performance. This data is also used by the Company for
 assessment of its operating and financial results, in addition to
 operating income, net income and other GAAP measures. Management
 believes EBITDA is a useful indicator of the Company's financial and
 operating performance and its ability to generate cash flows from
 operations that are available for taxes and capital expenditures.
 Investors should recognize that EBITDA might not be comparable to
 similarly-titled measures of other companies. This measure should be
 considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior
 to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
              NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                (In thousands, except per share data)
                             (Unaudited)

                                           For the six months ended
                                        ------------------------------
                                         June 30, 2007  June 30, 2006
                                        ------------------------------
Revenues before reimbursements                 $334,488       $296,810
Reimbursements                                   38,435         34,429
                                        ------------------------------
  Total revenues                               $372,923       $331,239

Cost of services before reimbursable
 expenses                                       207,083        172,196
Reimbursable expenses                            38,435         34,429
                                        ------------------------------
  Cost of services                              245,518        206,625
General and administrative expenses              68,547         62,938
Depreciation                                      7,716          6,171
Amortization                                      7,420          4,895
Other operating costs:
  Realignment costs                               1,277              -
                                        ------------------------------
  Operating income                               42,445         50,610
Other expense, principally interest
 expense                                          3,060          2,184
                                        ------------------------------
Income before income tax expense                 39,385         48,426
Income tax expense                               16,698         20,658
                                        ------------------------------
  Net income                                    $22,687        $27,768
                                        ==============================
Net income per diluted share                      $0.41          $0.51
                                        ==============================
Shares used in computing net income per
 diluted share                                   55,017         54,096
Percentage of revenues before
 reimbursements :
----------------------------------------
Cost of services before reimbursable
 expenses                                           62%            58%
Reimbursable expenses                               11%            12%
General and administrative expenses                 20%            21%

EBITDA (1)                                          17%            21%
EBITDA (1), exclusive of Other operating
 costs                                              18%            21%
Operating income                                    13%            17%
Net income                                           7%             9%

EBITDA (1) reconciliation:
  EBITDA (1), exclusive of Other
   operating costs                              $58,858        $61,676
     Other operating costs                        1,277              -
                                        ------------------------------
  EBITDA (1)                                     57,581         61,676
     Depreciation                                 7,716          6,171
     Amortization                                 7,420          4,895
                                        ------------------------------
  Operating income                              $42,445        $50,610
                                        ==============================

(1) EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
 amortization) is not a measure of financial performance under
 generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The Company believes
 EBITDA is useful supplemental information for investors to evaluate
 financial performance. This data is also used by the Company for
 assessment of its operating and financial results, in addition to
 operating income, net income and other GAAP measures. Management
 believes EBITDA is a useful indicator of the Company's financial and
 operating performance and its ability to generate cash flows from
 operations that are available for taxes and capital expenditures.
 Investors should recognize that EBITDA might not be comparable to
 similarly-titled measures of other companies. This measure should be
 considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior
 to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
              NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
       CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AND SELECTED DATA
                   (In thousands, except DSO data)
                             (Unaudited)


                           June 30,  March 31, December 31, June 30,
Assets                        2007      2007       2006        2006
-------------------------  -------------------------------------------
Cash and cash equivalents    $19,691   $21,173      $11,745    $12,263
Trade accounts
 receivable, net             195,970   179,876      168,062    164,789
Prepaid and other assets      30,524    26,161       20,438     20,180
                           -------------------------------------------
  Total current assets       246,185   227,210      200,245    197,232

Property and equipment,
 net                          58,872    50,537       51,164     49,565
Goodwill and intangible
 assets, net                 452,175   415,043      398,121    383,276
Other non-current assets,
 net                           8,832     6,495        2,828      2,600
                           -------------------------------------------
  Total assets              $766,064  $699,285     $652,358   $632,673
                           ===========================================


Liabilities and
 Stockholders' Equity
-------------------------
Current debt                  $2,250   $63,506      $33,567    $75,661
Other current liabilities     99,292    85,977       96,175     78,964
Long term debt               301,247         -            -          -
Other non-current
 liabilities                  41,653    35,631       36,040     28,416
Stockholders' equity         321,622   514,171      486,576    449,632
                           -------------------------------------------
  Total liabilities and
   stockholders' equity     $766,064  $699,285     $652,358   $632,673
                           ===========================================

Selected Data


Days sales outstanding,
 net (DSO) (1)               87 days   81 days      78 days    83 days
                           ===========================================

1) Net of deferred revenue.

    CONTACT: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
             Ben W. Perks
             Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
             312.573.5630
             or
             Andrew J. Bosman
             Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
             312.573.5631

    SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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