NCI Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2011 Financial And Operating Results

NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT), engineering, logistics, and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. i

Fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 revenue and diluted earnings per share were within management’s updated guidance range issued on January 19, 2012, which included the effect of a one-time restructuring charge that totaled $3.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share.

Fourth Quarter 2011 Results:

For the fourth quarter of 2011, NCI reported revenue of $114.8 million compared with fourth quarter 2010 revenue of $171.0 million, a decrease of 32.9%. The year-over-year decrease in revenue was due to the attrition of approximately $17 million of BRAC-related and other non-core program revenue; the expiration of approximately $28 million of task orders and contracts within NCI’s core contract base; a reduction of approximately $21 million associated with NCI's core contract base as a result of reductions in scope of work and lost contract recompetes; and lower PEO Soldier revenue, among other factors. The year-over-year decline in revenue was partially offset by revenue generated by AdvanceMed Corp., which was acquired in April 2011, and, to a lesser extent, revenue derived from new awards and recompete wins.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $789 thousand, down from $11.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 reflected the previously disclosed pre-tax restructuring charge of $3.1 million.

Operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 0.7% compared with operating margin of 6.9% for the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating margin for the fourth quarter declined due to the effect of the restructuring charge, reduced absorption of indirect costs on the lower revenue base, and reduced profitability on our PEO Soldier cost-plus fee bridge contract. Excluding the effect of the charge and the non-core materials-related revenue associated with the BRAC and NETCENTS contracts, our operating margin was 3.5% for the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating margin excluding non-core materials-related revenue associated with the BRAC and NETCENTS contracts in the fourth quarter of 2010 was 7.5%.

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