Press Release

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results

October 29, 2009 at 7:02 AM EDT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2009-- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI):

  • Revenue before reimbursements totaled $159.2 million, up slightly from second quarter 2009 and down 11% from third quarter 2008.
  • Earnings per share totaled $0.17, up 6% from third quarter 2008; adjusted earnings per share (adjusted to exclude the net income impact from severance and other operating costs) totaled $0.20, up 5% from third quarter 2008.
  • Utilization and average bill rate steadily improved over the course of the quarter and averaged 76% and $255, respectively, compared to 73% and $250 for the second quarter 2009, and 76% and $265 for the third quarter 2008.
  • All operating segments realized sequential increases in revenue and operating profit in the third quarter 2009; ongoing companywide cost reduction efforts continue to exceed targets.
  • Liquidity and cash flow remain solid as of September 30, 2009 with bank debt and notes payable down $21.6 million from June 30, 2009 and down $56.9 million from September 30, 2008.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial and regulatory advisory solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

“We are pleased with our third quarter financial results which met our expectations and reflected further stabilization in the markets we serve,” stated William M. Goodyear, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout the year our senior leadership team has focused on market initiatives, maintained key client capabilities, and protected the firm’s profitability in a difficult economic climate. It is gratifying to see those efforts translate into results.”

Third Quarter 2009 Results

The Company’s third quarter 2009 results are summarized as follows:

 
Total Company Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results (1) 
    Q3 2009   Q3 2008   % Change   Q2 2009   % Change
Revenue Before Reimbursements ($000)   $ 159,153   $ 178,908   -11.0%   $ 157,332   1.2%
Total Revenues ($000)   $ 177,363   $ 198,092   -10.5%   $ 173,556   2.2%
Adjusted EBITDA ($000)   $ 26,108   $ 27,408   -4.7%   $ 21,852   19.5%
EBITDA ($000)   $ 25,238   $ 27,408   -7.9%   $ 17,627   43.2%
Net Income ($000)   $ 8,340   $ 7,836   6.4%   $ 3,385   146.4%
Earnings Per Share   $ 0.17   $ 0.16   6.3%   $ 0.07   142.9%
Adjusted Earnings Per Share   $ 0.18   $ 0.17   5.9%   $ 0.12   50.0%
Average Billable FTEs     1,734     1,927   -10.0%     1,832   -5.3%
End of Period Billable FTEs     1,716     1,952   -12.1%     1,778   -3.5%
Consultant Utilization (1,850 base)     76%     76%   0.0%     73%   4.1%
Average Bill Rate (excluding success fees)   $ 255   $ 265   -3.8%   $ 250   2.0%
DSO     87     84   3.6%     91   -4.4%

(1) See the attached financial schedules for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Earnings per Share, and Adjusted Earnings per Share, adjusted to exclude the net income impact of severance and other operating costs, to the closest GAAP measure.

Third quarter 2009 revenue before reimbursements (RBR) totaled $159.2 million, up slightly from $157.3 million in the second quarter 2009, but down from $178.9 million in the third quarter 2008. Despite the year over year revenue decline, net income increased 6% due to reductions in cost of services and general and administrative (G&A) expenses as well as lower amortization and interest expense.

Overall third quarter utilization improved to 76% from 73% for the second quarter 2009 and was flat compared to third quarter 2008. Third quarter average bill rate also improved to $255 from $250 for the second quarter 2009, but was down from $265 for the third quarter 2008. Average billable full time equivalents totaled 1,734 for the third quarter, which was down by approximately 100 from the second quarter 2009 and down nearly 200 from the third quarter 2008. Severance costs for the third quarter 2009 were $1.5 million ($0.02 per share), which was comparable to both the second quarter 2009 and year ago levels. Voluntary attrition rates continued to improve to 4% for the third quarter 2009 and 13% on a trailing twelve month basis, compared to 6% and 21%, respectively, for the comparable period in 2008. Adverse currency fluctuations impacted year over year third quarter revenue comparisons by $2.9 million, but were slightly favorable compared to second quarter 2009.

Both cost of services (excluding reimbursables) and G&A expenses continue to run significantly lower than 2008 levels, reflecting the impact of numerous cost reduction initiatives implemented throughout 2009. Cost of services (excluding reimbursables) and G&A expenses totaled $133.0 million in the third quarter 2009, down $18.5 million (12%) from third quarter 2008. While bad debt expense decreased to $6.1 million from $7.7 million in the third quarter 2008, third quarter 2009 accruals were higher than expected as receivables aging lengthened. Days sales outstanding (DSO) decreased to 87 days for the third quarter 2009 from 91 days for the second quarter 2009, but was up from 84 days for the third quarter 2008. Based on third quarter results and the fourth quarter outlook, Navigant continues to expect full year 2009 cost reduction efforts to match or exceed its $50.0 million target.

The Company’s year to date 2009 results are summarized as follows:

 
Year-to-Date 2009 Financial Results (1)
    YTD 2009   YTD 2008   % Change
Revenue Before Reimbursements ($000)   $ 483,697   $ 552,587   -12.5%
Total Revenues ($000)   $ 533,281   $ 616,639   -13.5%
Adjusted EBITDA ($000)   $ 70,012   $ 95,078   -26.4%
EBITDA ($000)   $ 64,617   $ 92,473   -30.1%
Net Income ($000)   $ 17,158   $ 28,728   -40.3%
Earnings Per Share   $ 0.35   $ 0.60   -41.7%
Adjusted Earnings Per Share   $ 0.42   $ 0.66   -36.4%

(1) See the attached financial schedules for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Earnings per Share, and Adjusted Earnings per Share, adjusted to exclude the net income impact of severance and other operating costs, to the closest GAAP measure.

On a year to date basis, RBR declined 13% and totaled $483.7 million for 2009, compared to $552.6 million for 2008. Currency impacts adversely affected year to date RBR comparisons by $15.9 million. 2009 utilization decreased to 74% from 79% for 2008 and average bill rate totaled $252 for 2009, compared to $262 for 2008. Average full time equivalents dropped to 1,834 for 2009 from 1,918 for 2008, as the Company moved to align its staffing to better match current demand levels. Cost of services (excluding reimbursables) and G&A totaled $413.7 million on a year to date basis, down $43.8 million (10%) from $457.5 million in 2008. Year to date bad debt expense was $14.3 million, compared to $17.2 million in 2008.

The Company’s liquidity and cash flow remain solid; bank debt and notes payable declined $21.6 million from June 30, 2009 and declined $56.9 million from September 30, 2008. As a result, debt to total capitalization declined to 35% at the close of the third quarter 2009 from 42% at the end of the third quarter 2008. Navigant remained within the covenant levels of its $500 million unsecured bank facility, which will mature in 2012.

Business Segment Highlights

Third quarter 2009 financial results for the Company’s four business segments are summarized as follows:

 
Business Segment Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
    Q3 2009   Q3 2008   % Change   Q2 2009   % Change
Business Segment Revenues ($000)          
North American Dispute and Investigative Services $ 72,578 $ 79,836 -9.1% $ 72,225 0.5%
North American Business Consulting Services 70,738 82,902 -14.7% 69,356 2.0%
International Consulting Operations 19,423 20,828 -6.7% 17,820 9.0%
Economic Consulting Services     14,624     14,526   0.7%     14,155   3.3%
Total Company   $ 177,363   $ 198,092   -10.5%   $ 173,556   2.2%
Business Segment Revenues before Reimbursements ($000)
North American Dispute and Investigative Services $ 65,859 $ 72,363 -9.0% $ 65,810 0.1%
North American Business Consulting Services 63,884 74,048 -13.7% 63,566 0.5%
International Consulting Operations 15,532 18,311 -15.2% 14,698 5.7%
Economic Consulting Services     13,878     14,186   -2.2%     13,258   4.7%
Total Company   $ 159,153   $ 178,908   -11.0%   $ 157,332   1.2%
Segment Operating Profit ($000) (2)
North American Dispute and Investigative Services $ 28,068 $ 32,558 -13.8% $ 25,681 9.3%
North American Business Consulting Services 24,408 28,047 -13.0% 23,356 4.5%
International Consulting Operations 4,105 6,127 -33.0% 4,070 0.9%
Economic Consulting Services     5,239     5,954   -12.0%     4,888   7.2%
Total Company   $ 61,820   $ 72,686   -14.9%   $ 57,995   6.6%

(2) For further detail and comparable year to date amounts see the Q3 2009 Metrics Datasheet posted at www.navigantconsulting.com/investor_relations.

Dispute and Investigative Services segment RBR was stable at $65.9 million for the third quarter 2009, while segment operating profit improved by 9% from the second quarter 2009. Although RBR was down from third quarter 2008, as the quarter progressed demand showed signs of strengthening in areas such as financial markets related litigation and investigations, white collar litigation, and construction disputes and advisory services. Additionally, as the impact of the global economic crisis spreads, a second generation of litigation is beginning to rise on matters including contract disputes, employment class actions, data breaches and theft of trade secrets.

Results for the Business Consulting Services segment were also steady with RBR of $63.9 million for third quarter 2009, while segment operating profit improved 5% from the second quarter 2009. RBR was down from third quarter 2008 largely due to the ongoing tight corporate spending environment. Solid demand in the energy arena continues, particularly as the Company strengthens its Clean Energy Advisor brand which supports activities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The firm’s healthcare practice also performed well in the third quarter 2009, largely driven by services related to revenue management, coding and documentation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Navigant’s International Consulting Operations segment achieved RBR of $15.5 million, an increase of 6.0% over the previous quarter and a 15% decline from third quarter 2008. On a local currency basis, segment RBR for third quarter 2009 was consistent with that of both second quarter 2009 and third quarter 2008. Segment operating profit improved slightly from second quarter 2009. The market remains strong for global construction dispute services, with particular focus on large infrastructure matters in the Middle East. The financial services business also maintained a strong pipeline, with clients requiring both operational and distribution strategy and transformation.

RBR for the Company’s Economic Consulting Services segment was $13.9 million, an increase of 5% over the previous quarter and a decrease of 2% from second quarter 2009. Segment operating profit for the segment improved 7% from second quarter 2009. Despite recent softness in the legal and regulatory environment, the market for economics expertise continues to be strong.

A Company metrics summary including data by segment is available at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navigantconsulting.com%2Finvestor_relations&esheet=6085791&lan=en_US&anchor=www.navigantconsulting.com%2Finvestor_relations&index=2&md5=ec6ad0a4c507497cb2c129ece5bde122.

Strategic Refresh Initiative Update

As communicated earlier this year, Navigant completed a strategic assessment of its portfolio of businesses and services and refined its strategy to enhance the firm’s long term value. During the course of the third quarter the Company added several strategic hires, initiated a collaborative agreement with Geisinger Health System, a leading healthcare provider, and made steps toward the acquisition of a small energy firm. Various other senior hires and acquisitions are being pursued consistent with the Company’s growth plans. Additionally, certain service lines were discontinued in the third quarter and further rationalization of other, nonstrategic service areas is likely to continue. The future financial impacts and timing resulting from either new growth initiatives or other redeployments are difficult to predict at this time and are excluded from the earnings outlook referenced below.

2009 Outlook

“We achieved higher adjusted earnings per share for the quarter despite lower year over year revenues and a challenging operating environment,” stated Mr. Goodyear. “While the market tone has begun to feel more optimistic, we remain cautious and will continue to operate under the disciplines that we put into place earlier this year. With one quarter remaining in the fiscal year, we have tightened our range of estimated revenues and RBR while maintaining our full year earnings guidance for 2009.”

Navigant’s RBR and total revenue for 2009 are expected to range from $630 million to $650 million, and $690 million to $710 million, respectively. Estimated earnings per share for the year remain between $0.60 and $0.70, adjusted to exclude the net income impact of severance and other operating costs.

Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

Mr. Goodyear will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 29, 2009. The web cast may be accessed at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navigantconsulting.com%2Finvestor_relations&esheet=6085791&lan=en_US&anchor=www.navigantconsulting.com%2Finvestor_relations&index=3&md5=1ab81d5c024935c12ef87a3c65013425. A replay of the web cast will be available for approximately 90 days.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial and regulatory advisory solutions 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 http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navigantconsulting.com&esheet=6085791&lan=en_US&anchor=www.navigantconsulting.com&index=4&md5=ab783a85f0d7cc7f640e1aa8c7835d94.

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 “goals,” “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: the success and timing of the Company’s strategy implementation following its strategic business assessment; the success of the Company’s cost reduction actions; risks inherent in international operations including foreign currency fluctuations; ability to make acquisitions; pace, timing and integration of acquisitions; impairment charges; 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; conflicts of interest; potential loss of clients; clients’ financial condition and their ability to make payments to the Company; risks inherent with litigation; higher risk client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative and regulatory changes; continued access to capital; and general economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results are included in the Company’s filings with the SEC under the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in those filings. The Company cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and 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 For the nine months ended
September 30, September 30,
2009   2008 2009   2008
 
Revenue before reimbursements $ 159,153 $ 178,908 $ 483,697 $ 552,587
Reimbursements   18,210       19,184     49,584       64,052  
Total revenues 177,363 198,092 533,281 616,639
 
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 100,545 110,083 312,779 337,008
Reimbursable expenses   18,210       19,184     49,584       64,052  
Total costs of services 118,755 129,267 362,363 401,060
General and administrative expenses 32,500 41,417 100,906 120,501
Depreciation expense 4,352 4,330 13,312 12,876
Amortization expense 3,055 3,955 10,067 12,779
Other operating costs:
Office consolidation   985       553     6,505       4,646  
Operating income 17,716 18,570 40,128 64,777
Interest expense 3,671 5,170 11,591 15,390
Interest income (300 ) (380 ) (908 ) (877 )
Other expense (income), net   214       93     (194 )     30  
Income before income tax expense 14,131 13,687 29,639 50,234
Income tax expense   5,791       5,851     12,481       21,506  
Net income $ 8,340     $ 7,836   $ 17,158     $ 28,728  
 
Basic income per share $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.36 $ 0.62
Shares used in computing income per basic share 48,493 46,707 48,050 46,439
 
Diluted income per share $ 0.17 $ 0.16 $ 0.35 $ 0.60
Shares used in computing income per diluted share 49,954 48,895 49,720 47,997
       
NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
For the quarter ended September 30, 2009 For the quarter ended September 30, 2008
Adjusted   Adjustments     Reported Adjusted   Adjustments     Reported
 
Revenue before reimbursements $ 159,153 $ 159,153 $ 178,908 $ 178,908
Reimbursements   18,210             18,210     19,184             19,184  
Total revenues 177,363 177,363 198,092 198,092
 
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 100,545 100,545 110,083 110,083
Reimbursable expenses   18,210             18,210     19,184             19,184  
Total costs of services 118,755 118,755 129,267 129,267
General and administrative expenses 32,500 32,500 41,417 41,417
Depreciation expense 4,352 4,352 4,330 4,330
Amortization expense 3,055 3,055 3,955 3,955
Other operating costs:
Office consolidation   -     $ 985         985     -     $ 553         553  
Operating income 18,701 (985 ) 17,716 19,123 (553 ) 18,570
Interest expense 3,671 3,671 5,170 5,170
Interest income (300 ) (300 ) (380 ) (380 )
Other expense, net   214             214     93             93  
Income before income tax expense 15,116 (985 ) 14,131 14,240 (553 ) 13,687
Income tax expense   6,188       (397 )       5,791     6,074       (223 )       5,851  
Net income $ 8,928       ($588 )     $ 8,340   $ 8,166       ($330 )     $ 7,836  
 
Diluted income per share (EPS) (3) $ 0.18           $ 0.17   $ 0.17           $ 0.16  
 
Shares used in computing income per diluted share
49,954 49,954 48,895 48,895
 

Percentage of revenues before reimbursements:

Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 63 % 63 % 62 % 62 %
Reimbursable expenses 11 % 11 % 11 % 11 %
General and administrative expenses 20 % 20 % 23 % 23 %
 
EBITDA (4) 16 % 16 % 15 % 15 %
Operating income 12 % 11 % 11 % 10 %
Net income 6 % 5 % 5 % 4 %
 
 
EBITDA (4) reconciliation:
EBITDA (4) $ 26,108 ($870 ) $ 25,238 $ 27,408 $ 27,408
Depreciation 4,352 4,352 4,330 4,330
Accelerated Depreciation - Office consolidation - (115 ) 115 - (553 ) 553
Amortization   3,055             3,055     3,955             3,955  
Operating income $ 18,701       ($985 ) (1)   $ 17,716   $ 19,123       ($553 ) (2)   $ 18,570  
 
(1) During the third quarter of 2009 the Company recorded office consolidation costs of $1.0 million associated with real estate rationalization, including office closure costs, leasehold improvement write downs and accelerated depreciation on leasehold improvements.
 
(2) During the third quarter of 2008 the Company recorded office consolidation costs of $0.6 million in accelerated depreciation on leasehold improvements associated with real estate rationalization.
 
(3) The Company recorded severance costs of $1.5 million during the third quarters of 2009 and 2008. After reducing the severance costs to reflect the tax benefit on such costs of approximately 40%, the net income impact of the severance costs was $0.9 million during the third quarters of 2009 and 2008.
 

For the quarter ended
September 30,

2009

2008

Severance costs $ 1,545 $ 1,489
Tax benefit of severance costs at 40%   (618 )   (596 )
Net income impact of severance costs $ 927   $ 893  
Shares used in computing income per diluted share 49,954 48,895
Diluted income per share impact of severance costs $ 0.02   $ 0.02  
 
Adjusted net income $ 8,928 $ 8,166
Net income impact of severance costs   927     893  
Adjusted net income, excluding the net income impact of severance costs $ 9,855   $ 9,059  
Shares used in computing income per diluted share 49,954 48,895
Adjusted diluted income per share, excluding the impact of severance costs $ 0.20   $ 0.19  
 
(4) 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 nine months ended For the nine months ended
September 30, 2009 September 30, 2008
Adjusted   Adjustments     Reported Adjusted   Adjustments     Reported
 
Revenue before reimbursements $ 483,697 $ 483,697 $ 552,587 $ 552,587
Reimbursements   49,584             49,584     64,052             64,052  
Total revenues 533,281 533,281 616,639 616,639
 
Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 312,779 312,779 337,008 337,008
Reimbursable expenses   49,584             49,584     64,052             64,052  
Total costs of services 362,363 362,363 401,060 401,060
General and administrative expenses 100,906 100,906 120,501 120,501
Depreciation expense 13,312 13,312 12,876 12,876
Amortization expense 10,067 10,067 12,779 12,779
Other operating costs:
Office consolidation   -     $ 6,505         6,505     -     $ 4,646         4,646  
Operating income 46,633 (6,505 ) 40,128 69,423 (4,646 ) 64,777
Interest expense 11,591 11,591 15,390 15,390
Interest income (908 ) (908 ) (877 ) (877 )
Other (income) expense, net   (194 )           (194 )   30             30  
Income before income tax expense 36,144 (6,505 ) 29,639 54,880 (4,646 ) 50,234
Income tax expense   15,104       (2,623 )       12,481     23,380       (1,874 )       21,506  
Net income $ 21,040       ($3,882 )     $ 17,158   $ 31,500       ($2,772 )     $ 28,728  
 
Diluted income per share (EPS) (3) $ 0.42           $ 0.35   $ 0.66           $ 0.60  
 
Shares used in computing income per diluted share
49,720 49,720 47,997 47,997
 

Percentage of revenues before reimbursements:

Cost of services before reimbursable expenses 65 % 65 % 61 % 61 %
Reimbursable expenses 10 % 10 % 12 % 12 %
General and administrative expenses 21 % 21 % 22 % 22 %
 
EBITDA (4) 14 % 13 % 17 % 17 %
Operating income 10 % 8 % 13 % 12 %
Net income 4 % 4 % 6 % 5 %
 
 
EBITDA (4) reconciliation:
EBITDA (4) $ 70,012 ($5,395 ) $ 64,617 $ 95,078 ($2,605 ) $ 92,473
Depreciation 13,312 13,312 12,876 12,876
Accelerated Depreciation - Office consolidation - (1,110 ) 1,110 - (2,041 ) 2,041
Amortization   10,067             10,067     12,779             12,779  
Operating income $ 46,633       ($6,505 ) (1)   $ 40,128   $ 69,423       ($4,646 ) (2)   $ 64,777  
 
(1) During the nine months ended for 2009 the Company recorded office consolidation costs of $6.5 million associated with real estate rationalization, including office closure costs, leasehold improvement write downs and accelerated depreciation on leasehold improvements.
 
(2)

During the nine months ended for 2008 the Company recorded office consolidation costs of $4.6 million associated with real estate rationalization, including office closure costs, leasehold improvement write downs and accelerated depreciation on leasehold improvements.

 
(3) The Company recorded severance costs of $5.9 million and $3.2 million during the nine months ended for 2009 and 2008 respectively. After reducing the severance costs to reflect the tax benefit on such costs of approximately 40%, the net income impact of the severance costs was $3.5 million and $1.9 million during the nine months ended for 2009 and 2008 respectively.
 

For the nine months ended
September 30,

2009

2008

Severance costs $ 5,892 $ 3,200
Tax benefit of severance costs at 40%   (2,357 )   (1,280 )
Net income impact of severance costs $ 3,535   $ 1,920  
Shares used in computing income per diluted share 49,720 47,997
Diluted income per share impact of severance costs $ 0.07   $ 0.04  
 
Adjusted net income $ 21,040 $ 31,500
Net income impact of severance costs   3,535     1,920  
Adjusted net income, excluding the net income impact of severance costs $ 24,575   $ 33,420  
Shares used in computing income per diluted share 49,720 47,997
Adjusted diluted income per share, excluding the impact of severance costs $ 0.49   $ 0.70  
 
(4) 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 BALANCE SHEETS AND SELECTED DATA
(In thousands, except DSO data)
(Unaudited)
       
 
September 30, September 30, December 31, June 30,
Current assets: 2009   2008   2008   2009
Cash and cash equivalents $ 13,342 $ 10,530 $ 23,134 $ 5,132
Accounts receivable, net 185,129 197,877 170,464 187,201
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 13,710 18,599 13,455 15,617
Deferred income tax assets   19,826       20,950       21,494       19,367  

Total current assets

232,007 247,956 228,547 227,317
 
Property and equipment, net 43,782 45,391 45,151 47,045
Intangible assets, net 30,515 46,203 38,108 33,956
Goodwill 474,134 475,058 463,058 475,777
Other assets   14,040       19,444       17,529       15,592  
Total assets $ 794,478     $ 834,052     $ 792,393     $ 799,687  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 6,117 $ 9,782 $ 8,511 $ 9,545
Accrued liabilities 9,097 9,364 10,086 9,404
Accrued compensation-related costs 51,716 69,519 72,701 43,602
Income taxes payable 2,653 - 1,371 557
Notes payable - 6,239 4,173 4,170
Term loan - current 7,313 2,250 2,250 2,250
Other current liabilities   36,583       36,348       31,467       37,106  
Total current liabilities 113,479 133,502 130,559 106,634
Non-current liabilities
Deferred income tax liabilities 31,512 29,427 28,511 30,121
Other non-current liabilities 24,477 30,254 37,336 25,022
Term loan non-current 212,625 219,938 219,375 218,250
Bank debt non-current   2,388       50,791       10,854       19,217  
Total non-current liabilities   271,002       330,410       296,076       292,610  
Total liabilities   384,481       463,912       426,635       399,244  
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock - - - -
Common stock 60 59 59 60
Additional paid-in capital 557,758 553,666 555,737 556,036
Deferred stock issuance, net - 985 985 -
Treasury stock (218,798 ) (238,696 ) (231,071 ) (218,798 )
Retained earnings 86,397 57,910 69,239 78,057
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (15,420 )     (3,784 )     (29,191 )     (14,912 )
Total stockholders' equity   409,997       370,140       365,758       400,443  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 794,478     $ 834,052     $ 792,393     $ 799,687  
 
Selected Data
 
Days sales outstanding, net (DSO) 1   87       84       73       91  
 
1) Net of deferred revenue.
 
NAVIGANT CONSULTING, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Dollars in 000s
       
For the three months ended For the nine months ended
September 30, September 30,

2009

2008

2009

2008

 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $8,340 $7,836 $17,158 $28,728
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation expense 4,352 4,330 13,312 12,876
Depreciation expense- office consolidation 115 553 1,110 2,041
Amortization expense 3,055 3,955 10,067 12,779
Share-based compensation expense 1,545 3,055 6,010 9,632
Accretion of interest expense 194 361 693 704
Allowance for doubtful accounts receivable 6,143 7,731 14,253 17,201
Deferred income taxes (650 ) (1,251 ) 822 (5,830 )
Other, net - (259 ) - (273 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (4,192 ) 10,267 (25,550 ) (14,058 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets 3,426 3,051 3,352 (15,966 )
Accounts payable (3,427 ) 661 (2,495 ) 2,186
Accrued liabilities (170 ) (2,746 ) (761 ) (500 )
Accrued compensation-related costs 8,197 14,791 (21,326 ) 1,820
Income taxes payable 3,130 (9,256 ) 4,032 (6,498 )
Other liabilities 419     (3,958 ) 2,566     (6,289 )
 
Net cash provided by operating activities 30,477 39,121 23,243 38,553
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (1,271 ) (1,091 ) (13,623 ) (5,055 )
Acquisition of business - - (1,875 ) (50,000 )
Payments of acquisition liabilities - - (2,821 ) (3,154 )
Other, net -     (511 ) (109 )   (863 )
 
Net cash used in investing activities (1,271 ) (1,602 ) (18,428 ) (59,072 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuances of common stock 369 1,220 2,686 5,298
Payments of notes payable (4,127 ) (4,477 ) (4,482 ) (4,976 )
Borrowings from banks, net of repayments (16,209 ) (32,604 ) (10,096 ) 20,995
Payments of term loan installments (563 ) (562 ) (1,688 ) (1,687 )
Other, net (74 )   (886 ) (888 )   (237 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (20,604 )   (37,309 ) (14,468 )   19,393  
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (392 )   -   (139 )   -  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 8,210 210 (9,792 ) (1,126 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period 5,132     10,320   23,134     11,656  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period $13,342     $10,530   $13,342     $10,530  

Source: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Jennifer Moreno
Executive Director, Investor Relations
312.573.5634
jmoreno@navigantconsulting.com

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