NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT), professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2012.
NCI’s first quarter revenue exceeded the high end of management’s previously issued guidance by approximately $2 million. Earnings per share exceeded the high end of guidance by $0.01.
First Quarter 2012 Results:
For the first quarter of 2012, NCI reported revenue of $99.1 million compared with first quarter 2011 revenue of $150.2 million, a decrease of 34.0%. The year-over-year decrease in revenue was due to the decline of approximately $27 million of BRAC-related and other non-core program revenue; a net decrease of $15 million in core revenue as a result of reductions of scope of work, the expiration of task orders and contracts, and certain lost contract recompetes; and lower revenue under our PEO Soldier contract of approximately $9 million, among other factors.
General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2012 were $6.7 million, or 6.8% of revenue, compared with $5.8 million, or 3.8% of revenue for the first quarter of 2011. The increase was due to general and administrative expenses associated with programs attributable to AdvanceMed Corporation, which we acquired as of April 1, 2011; the timing of certain accrued expenses; greater allocation of information technology, facility and other corporate infrastructure expenses attributable to our reduced revenue base; higher stock compensation expense; and labor and fringe benefit costs associated with certain senior executive positions that were vacant in the first quarter of 2011.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2012 was $3.1 million, down from $9.7 million for the first quarter of 2011.
Operating margin for the first quarter of 2012 was 3.1% compared with operating margin of 6.5% for the first quarter of 2011. Operating margin for the first quarter of 2012 declined due to reduced absorption of indirect costs on the lower revenue base, reduced profitability on our PEO Soldier cost-plus fee bridge contract, and lower contract margins on new awards and recompetes as a result of cost-competitive pricing terms.