ICON Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Revenue Of $243m, Up 5% Year On Year, And EPS Of $0.07. Backlog Increases 19%. (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209)

ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today reported its financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.

For the fourth quarter net revenues grew 5% year on year to $242.6 million and operating income was $6.6 million representing 3% of revenue, compared to $22 million or 9% for the same quarter last year. Net income was $4.1 million compared with $22.1 million last year or $0.07 per share compared to $0.36 in the same quarter last year.

For the full year revenue grew 5.1% to $946 million and operating income before non-recurring charges was $39.3 million representing 4.2% of revenue compared to $92 million or 10.2% in 2010. On a US GAAP basis income from operations was $29.4 million or 3.1% compared with $92 million in the prior year.

Net income before non-recurring charges was $31.5 million, a net margin of 3.3%, compared to $87.1 million last year and 9.7% of revenue. EPS before non-recurring charges for 2011 was $0.52 per share compared with $1.44 in 2010. On a US GAAP basis net income was $22.8 million, a net margin of 2.4%, compared to $87.1 million last year and 9.7% of revenue. EPS on a GAAP basis for 2011 was $0.37 per share compared with $1.44 in 2010.

Days sales outstanding, comprising accounts receivable and unbilled revenue less payments on account was 47 days at December 31, 2011 compared with 52 days at the September 30, 2011 and 37 days at December 31, 2010.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2011 cash provided by operating activities was $37.8 million and capital expenditure was $10.7 million. For the full year 2011 cash flow from operating activities was $20.2 million and capital expenditure was $35.3 million. In addition $61.5 million was invested on acquisitions and $9 million was expended on a stock repurchase programme. As a result the company’s net cash amounted to $174 million at December 31, 2011 compared to $256 million of net cash at December 31, 2010.

Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Officer, Ciaran Murray, said “I am encouraged with our performance in the quarter. Net new business awards were $308m, representing a book to bill of 1.3. This resulted in a year-end backlog of $2.3 billion up 19% on December 2010.” He continued “Earnings in the quarter increased to $0.07. With this level of backlog growth and continuing success in developing our strategic partnerships, we expect revenue to grow steadily through the remainder of 2012 and be in the range of $1.07 - $1.11 billion. As a result of this revenue growth and of improved leverage from our cost base we expect EPS in the range of $0.90 to $1.10.”

ICON today also announced the appointment of Mr. Brendan Brennan as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brennan has served as acting Chief Financial Officer since October 2011. Prior to this appointment he served as ICON’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and he has been a senior member of the ICON finance team since January 2006. Prior to joining ICON, Mr. Brennan held a senior corporate finance position in CRH plc, a major international building materials group. Mr Brennan qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University.

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating and net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. While non-GAAP financial measures are not superior to or a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures, ICON believes certain non-GAAP information is useful to investors for historical comparison purposes.

The company will hold its fourth quarter conference call today, February 16, 2012 at 9:00 EST [14:00 Ireland & UK]. This call and associated slide presentation can be accessed live from our website at http://www.iconplc.com. A recording will also be available on the website for 90 days following the call. In addition, a calendar of company events, including upcoming conference presentations, is available on our website under “Investors”. This calendar will be updated regularly.

The statements made in this press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition to the matters described in this Press Release, the ability to maintain large client contracts or enter into new contracts, maintain client relationships and the ability to manage the opening of new offices, the integration of new business mergers and acquisitions, as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in SEC reports filed by ICON, including its Form 20-F, F-1, S-8 and F-3, may affect the actual results achieved by ICON. ICON disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 81 locations in 40 countries and has approximately 8,500 employees. Further information is available at www.iconplc.com.

Source: ICON plc

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Consolidated Income Statements (Before nonrecurring items)
 
 
Three and Twelve Months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
(Dollars, in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
2011 2010 2011 2010
 
Gross Revenue 337,934 317,279 1,296,509 1,263,147
 
Reimbursable expenses 95,319 85,193 350,780 363,103
       
Net Revenue 242,615 232,086 945,729 900,044
 
Costs and expenses
Direct costs 158,244 139,741 611,923 541,388
Selling, general and administrative 67,008 61,463 255,864 232,688
Depreciation and amortization 10,713 8,868 38,682 33,873
       
Total costs and expenses 235,965 210,072 906,469 807,949
 
Income from operations 6,650 22,014 39,260 92,095
 
Interest (expense)/income (751) 484 (448) 629
       
Income before provision for income taxes 5,899 22,498 38,812 92,724
 
Provision for income taxes (1,786) (398) (7,347) (5,653)
       
 
Net income 4,113 22,100 31,465 87,071
 
Net income per ordinary share
Basic $0.07 $0.37 $0.52 $1.46
 
Diluted $0.07 $0.36 $0.52 $1.44
 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares
Basic 60,371,190 60,145,383 60,379,338 59,718,934
 
Diluted 60,759,588 60,817,130 61,070,686 60,637,103
 

             
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Consolidated Income Statements (US GAAP)
 
 
Three and Twelve Months ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
(Dollars, in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
2011 2010 2011 2010
 
Gross Revenue 337,934 317,279 1,296,509 1,263,147
 
Reimbursable expenses 95,319 85,193 350,780 363,103
       
Net Revenue 242,615 232,086 945,729 900,044
 
Costs and expenses
Direct costs 158,244 139,741 611,923 541,388
Selling, general and administrative 67,008 61,463 255,864 232,688
Depreciation and amortization 10,713 8,868 38,682 33,873
Nonrecurring charges - - 9,817 -
Total costs and expenses 235,965 210,072 916,286 807,949
 
Income from operations 6,650 22,014 29,443 92,095
 
Interest income/(expense) (751) 484 (448) 629
       
Income before provision for income taxes 5,899 22,498 28,995 92,724
 
Provision for income taxes (1,786) (398) (6,115) (5,653)
       
 
Net income 4,113 22,100 22,880 87,071
 
Net income per ordinary share
Basic $0.07 $0.37 $0.38 $1.46
 
Diluted $0.07 $0.36 $0.37 $1.44
 
Weighted average number of ordinary shares
Basic 60,371,190 60,145,383 60,379,338 59,718,934
 
Diluted 60,759,588 60,817,130 61,070,686 60,637,103
 

           
ICON plc
 
Summary Balance Sheet Data
 
 
December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010
(Dollars, in thousands)
 
December 31, December 31,
2011 2010
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Cash and short-term investments 174,177 255,706
Debt - -
Net cash 174,117 255,706
 
Accounts receivable 201,338 164,907
Unbilled revenue 126,850 101,431
Payments on account (150,792) (134,240)
Total 177,396 132,098
 
Working Capital 253,514 330,333
 
Total assets 1,035,467 949,538
 
Shareholders’ equity 681,544 669,999
 

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