Acquisition of ARINC’s Defense Systems Engineering and Support Division (DSES)
On November 30, 2012, Booz Allen paid $155.1 million from available cash on hand to acquire the DSES division of ARINC Incorporated. Approximately 900 employees from various locations of ARINC Incorporated, many of which align with Booz Allen’s existing locations, joined Booz Allen as a result of the acquisition. While accretion to earnings in the current fiscal year will be mostly offset by transaction and integration expenses, Booz Allen expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings in fiscal 2014, which begins April 1, 2013.
Based on a continuation of current macro-economic trends and assuming no impact from sequestration, we expect revenue to decline by a low single digit percentage for Booz Allen’s fiscal 2013, as compared with the prior fiscal year. At the bottom line, we are narrowing our previous guidance and are forecasting diluted EPS to be in the range of $1.40 to $1.45, and Adjusted Diluted EPS on the order of $1.60 to $1.65 per share. Our guidance, both at the top and bottom line, is inclusive of DSES.These EPS estimates are based on fiscal year 2013 estimated average diluted shares outstanding of approximately 145.0 million shares. Conference Call Information Booz Allen will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, to discuss the financial results for its Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 (ending December 31, 2012). Analysts and institutional investors may participate on the call by dialing (877) 375-9141 (International: (253) 237-1151). 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 www.boozallen.com. A replay of the conference call will be available online at www.boozallen.com beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT on January 30, 2013, and continuing through March 1, 2013. The replay will also be available by telephone at (855) 859-2056 (International: (404) 537-3406). Use Conference ID 82456436 to access the replay. 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.