Debt Recapitalization and Special Dividend
On July 30, 2012, Booz Allen’s Board of Directors approved the refinancing of indebtedness outstanding under its senior secured credit facilities with funded debt under new senior secured credit facilities of $1.75 billion. The new senior secured credit facilities include a revolving credit facility of up to $500 million. The net proceeds remaining after refinancing existing indebtedness, together with cash on hand, will be used principally to pay a special dividend of $6.50 per share to stockholders of record as of August 13, 2012.
Given the uncertainty in the second half of Booz Allen’s fiscal year, which coincides with the beginning of a new government fiscal year, we are currently providing top-line guidance for only the first half of our fiscal year, which we expect to have revenue growth that is flat to down low-single digits. At the bottom line, for the full year, we are updating our prior guidance to account for the increased interest expense from our debt refinancing and are forecasting diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.40 to $1.50, and Adjusted Diluted EPS on the order of $1.60 to $1.70 per share. The impact of the debt refinancing is the only change to our previously-issued bottom line guidance. Our overall EPS outlook reflects our confidence in our ability to manage our business with agility and precision, as illustrated by the cost restructuring actions taken in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, which has translated, and we believe will continue to translate, into improvements in operating margins.
These EPS estimates are based on fiscal year 2013 estimated average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 144.0 million shares.
Conference Call Information
Booz Allen will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, to discuss the financial results for its First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 (ending June 30, 2012). Analysts and institutional investors may participate on the call by dialing 800-706-7748 (international 617-614-3473) and entering passcode 39157554. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously to the public through a link on the investor relations section of the Booz Allen Hamilton web site at
. A replay of the conference call will be available online at
beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on August 1, 2012, and continuing through August 31, 2012. The replay will also be available by telephone at 888-286-8010 (international 617-801-6888) with the passcode 39632281.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs approximately 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.86 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2012.