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MAXIMUS Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Second Quarter Results
[May 10, 2018]

MAXIMUS Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Second Quarter Results


RESTON, Va., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2018.

 (PRNewsfoto/MAXIMUS)

Highlights for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 include:

  • Revenue of $612.8 million compared to $622.0 million reported for the same period last year
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.84 compared to $0.80 for the same period last year
  • Cash flows from operations of $78.7 million and free cash flow of $72.0 million
  • Year-to-date signed contract awards of $1.4 billion and contracts pending (awarded but unsigned) of $489.1 million at March 31, 2018
  • Sales pipeline of $3.0 billion at March 31, 2018
  • Updated fiscal 2018 revenue and diluted earnings per share guidance

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, revenue decreased 1% to $612.8 million compared to $622.0 million reported for the same period last year. The decrease was due to the expected revenue decline in the U.S. Federal Services Segment from contracts that ended.

Total company operating margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was 11.6% and tempered by $2.3 million of restructuring costs (or $0.02 of diluted earnings per share). The restructuring is part of the Company's ongoing efforts to right-size resources in its U.K. human services business as mainstream employment services programs come to an expected end and governments focus on more specialized health and employment programs supporting people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. 

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, net income attributable to MAXIMUS totaled $55.5 million (or $0.84 of diluted earnings per share). Diluted earnings per share for the second quarter benefited by $0.02 from the lower provision for income taxes due to a revision to the estimate of the one-time benefit for the reduction in deferred income taxes, resulting from the new tax reform law. This compares to fiscal 2017 second quarter diluted earnings per share of $0.80.

Health Services Segment
Health Services Segment revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 5% to $365.6 million compared to $349.0 million reported for the same period last year. The increase in revenue was driven by organic growth and favorable currency exchange movements. On a constant currency basis, segment revenue growth would have been 2%.

Operating margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was strong at 17.2% compared to 16.2% reported for the prior-year period. Operating margin expansion was driven by solid operational performance in certain contracts including the U.K. Health Assessment Advisory Service that achieved its full year volume targets for contract year three, and to a lesser extent, benefits tied to certain contracts, including the terminated Fit for Work contract as the Company closed out major elements of the program during the second quarter.

U.S. Federal Services Segment
U.S. Federal Services Segment revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 decreased 20% to $116.3 million compared to $145.4 million reported for the same period last year. As previously disclosed, the lower revenue was largely due to contracts that ended, including non-recurring temporary disaster relief work that ended earlier than anticipated.

Operating margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was 8.5% compared to 12.1% reported for the prior-year period. Operating margin was lower in the second quarter due to a one-time $2.9 million charge to renegotiate a relationship with one of the Company's subcontractors on a large BPO program. Under the new arrangement, MAXIMUS will now assume the majority of this work, which will increase revenue and operating income on this contract in future periods. 

Human Services Segment
Human Services Segment revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 increased 2% to $130.8 million compared to $127.7 million reported for the same period last year driven by favorable foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, segment revenue would have decreased 1%.

Operating margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was 2.6% compared to 7.5% reported for the prior-year period. Operating margin was lower than expected due to a contract extension that was not signed during the quarter and lower volumes on a contract outside the U.S. As expected, operating margin was also tempered by a number of new contracts that are in the start-up phase but performing as expected.

Sales and Pipeline
Year-to-date signed contract awards at March 31, 2018 totaled $1.4 billion and contracts pending (awarded but unsigned) totaled $489.1 million. During the quarter, MAXIMUS received notification of award for the Australia Disability Employment Services rebid.

The sales pipeline at March 31, 2018 was $3.0 billion (comprised of approximately $0.7 billion in proposals pending, $0.3 billion in proposals in preparation, and $2.0 billion in opportunities tracking). This compares to a pipeline of $3.2 billion at December 31, 2017. The sequential decline is due to the conversion of the Australia Disability Employment Services rebid into awarded unsigned (contracts pending), as well as the delay of approximately $600 million in requests for proposals (RFPs) that moved out of the pipeline's six-month horizon.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows
Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2018 totaled $253.2 million. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, cash flows from operations totaled $78.7 million, with free cash flow of $72.0 million.

At March 31, 2018, days sales outstanding (DSO) were 68 and consistent with the prior year.

On February 28, 2018, MAXIMUS paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.045 per share. On April 11, 2018, the Company announced a $0.045 per share cash dividend, payable on May 31, 2018 to shareholders of record on May 15, 2018.

Outlook
MAXIMUS is updating its fiscal 2018 revenue and earnings guidance. The Company now expects revenue to range between $2.400 billion and $2.440 billion for fiscal 2018. This compares to the Company's previous revenue guidance of $2.475 billion and $2.550 billion. MAXIMUS has revised its guidance because it has not booked sufficient new in-year awards.

As a result of the lowered revenue, MAXIMUS is narrowing its fiscal 2018 earnings guidance and now expects GAAP diluted earnings per share to range between $3.30 and $3.40 for fiscal 2018. This compares to the Company's previous earnings guidance of $3.30 to $3.50.

The Company's guidance does not include any future acquisitions or future legal expenses or recoveries.

"The core of our business is sound and the macro trends remain in our favor. We have a number of initiatives underway to comprehensively determine the best path for long-term growth. We are analyzing current markets where we could play a more meaningful role, taking a fresh look at adjacent markets that hold promise, and continuing to advance our M&A strategy. We have taken immediate steps to best align MAXIMUS for the long term and we will execute our plan over the next 24 months," commented MAXIMUS CEO Bruce Caswell.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
MAXIMUS will host a conference call this morning, May 10, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The call is open to the public and is available by webcast at http://investor.maximus.com or by phone at:

877.407.8289 (Domestic)/+1.201.689.8341 (International)

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available through May 24, 2018. Callers can access the replay by calling:

877.660.6853 (Domestic)/+1.201.612.7415 (International)
Replay conference ID number: 13679058

About MAXIMUS
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 20,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.

Non-GAAP Measures
We utilize non-GAAP measures where we believe it will assist the user of our financial statements in understanding our business. The presentation of these measures is meant to complement, and not replace, other financial measures in this document. The presentation of non-GAAP numbers is not meant to be considered in isolation, nor as alternatives to revenue growth, cash flows from operations or net income as measures of performance. These non-GAAP measures, as determined and presented by us, may not be comparable to related or similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

In this news release, we use the non-GAAP measures organic revenue growth, constant currency movement and free cash flow. A description of these measures, including a description of our use of these measures and our methodology for calculating them, is included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2017. We have included a reconciliation of free cash flow to cash flows from operations in this news release.

Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's confidence and strategies and the Company's expectations about revenues, results of operations, profitability, future contracts, market opportunities, acquisitions, technology-driven innovations, digital transformation, market demand or acceptance of the Company's current or future products or services, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These uncertainties could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements and include reliance on government clients; risks associated with government contracting; risks involved in managing government projects; legislative changes and political developments; opposition from government unions; challenges resulting from growth; adverse publicity; and legal, economic, and other risks detailed in Exhibit 99.1 to the Company's most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, found on maximus.com.

 

 



MAXIMUS, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


Six Months Ended March 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenue

$

612,787



$

622,047



$

1,235,935



$

1,229,611


Cost of revenue

463,984



469,730



935,172



932,476


Gross profit

148,803



152,317



300,763



297,135


Selling, general and administrative expenses

72,559



68,596



142,118



133,994


Amortization of intangible assets

2,603



3,386



5,321



6,788


Restructuring costs

2,320





2,320



2,242


  Operating income

71,321



80,335



151,004



154,111


Interest expense

157



744



325



1,593


Other income, net

1,392



417



1,679



680


  Income before income taxes

72,556



80,008



152,358



153,198


Provision for income taxes

17,450



26,911



37,300



53,772


Net income

55,106



53,097



115,058



99,426


(Loss)/income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(386)



582



475



247


Net income attributable to MAXIMUS

$

55,492



$

52,515



$

114,583



$

99,179


Basic earnings per share attributable to MAXIMUS

$

0.84



$

0.80



$

1.74



$

1.51


Diluted earnings per share attributable to MAXIMUS

$

0.84



$

0.80



$

1.73



$

1.50


Dividends paid per share

$

0.045



$

0.045



$

0.09



$

0.09


Weighted average shares outstanding:








Basic

65,856



65,549



65,857



65,669


Diluted

66,268



65,947



66,223



65,989


 

 

MAXIMUS, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands)



March 31, 2018


September 30, 2017


(unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

253,227



$

166,252


Accounts receivable — billed and billable

415,008



394,338


Accounts receivable — unbilled

41,202



36,475


Income taxes receivable

1,677



4,528


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

47,918



55,649


  Total current assets

759,032



657,242


Property and equipment, net

90,741



101,651


Capitalized software, net

22,601



26,748


Goodwill

405,082



402,976


Intangible assets, net

94,109



98,769


Deferred contract costs, net

14,673



16,298


Deferred compensation plan assets

29,703



28,548


Deferred income taxes

7,625



7,691


Other assets

6,934



10,739


  Total assets

$

1,430,500



$

1,350,662


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

119,589



$

122,083


Accrued compensation and benefits

81,833



105,667


Deferred revenue

52,743



71,722


Income taxes payable

11,652



4,703


Other liabilities

13,534



12,091


  Total current liabilities

279,351



316,266


Deferred revenue, less current portion

23,802



28,182


Deferred income taxes

10,997



20,106


Deferred compensation plan liabilities, less current portion

30,904



30,707


Other liabilities

19,118



9,633


Total liabilities

364,172



404,894


Shareholders' equity:




Common stock, no par value

487,385



475,592


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(24,435)



(27,619)


Retained earnings

599,630



492,112


  Total MAXIMUS shareholders' equity

1,062,580



940,085


Noncontrolling interests

3,748



5,683


  Total equity

1,066,328



945,768


  Total liabilities and equity

$

1,430,500



$

1,350,662



 

 

MAXIMUS, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


Six Months Ended
March 31,



2018


2017


2018


2017

Cash flows from operations:









Net income


$

55,106



$

53,097



$

115,058



$

99,426


Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from operations:









Depreciation and amortization of property, equipment and capitalized software


13,355



15,405



27,074



29,967


Amortization of intangible assets


2,603



3,386



5,321



6,788


Deferred income taxes


(14,886)



(11,631)



(9,179)



(5,721)


Stock compensation expense


5,922



5,345



11,324



10,234











Change in assets and liabilities:









Accounts receivable — billed and billable


25,859



(4,657)



(18,522)



10,030


Accounts receivable — unbilled


(10,265)



(1,447)



(4,730)



(3,445)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


2,507



1,267



8,526



7,512


Deferred contract costs


381



954



1,794



998


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(14,558)



(3,144)



(3,171)



(17,719)


Accrued compensation and benefits


14,197



10,944



(15,391)



(6,293)


Deferred revenue


(11,384)



(5,757)



(23,789)



(15,853)


Income taxes


8,992



3,813



18,634



20,715


Other assets and liabilities


872



(1,867)



3,620



209


Cash flows from operations


78,701



65,708



116,569



136,848











Cash flows from investing activities:









Purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software costs


(6,661)



(5,207)



(13,175)



(12,975)


Acquisition of part of noncontrolling interest


(157)





(157)




Proceeds from the sale of a business








385


Other


138



175



183



218


Cash used in investing activities


(6,680)



(5,032)



(13,149)



(12,372)











Cash flows from financing activities:









Cash dividends paid to MAXIMUS shareholders


(2,935)



(2,917)



(5,865)



(5,837)


Repurchases of common stock




(91)



(1,038)



(28,858)


Tax withholding related to RSU vesting




(12)



(8,529)



(9,267)


Borrowings under credit facility


65,000



70,000



124,683



135,000


Repayment of credit facility and other long-term debt


(76,596)



(104,761)



(124,752)



(184,828)


Other


(2,130)





(2,130)



(1,145)


Cash used in financing activities


(16,661)



(37,781)



(17,631)



(94,935)











Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


962



2,200



1,186



(878)











Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


56,322



25,095



86,975



28,663











Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


196,905



69,767



166,252



66,199











Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

253,227



$

94,862



$

253,227



$

94,862












 

 

MAXIMUS, Inc.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,


Six Months Ended March 31,



2018


% (1)


2017


% (1)


2018


% (1)


2017


% (1)

Revenue:

















Health Services


$

365,633



100

%


$

348,994



100

%


$

717,723



100

%


$

689,723



100

%

U.S. Federal Services


116,327



100

%


145,370



100

%


249,310



100

%


286,668



100

%

Human Services


130,827



100

%


127,683



100

%


268,902



100

%


253,220



100

%

Total


$

612,787



100

%


$

622,047



100

%


$

1,235,935



100

%


$

1,229,611



100

%


















Gross Profit:

















Health Services


$

98,207



26.9

%


$

86,454



24.8

%


$

189,263



26.4

%


$

164,688



23.9

%

U.S. Federal Services


27,374



23.5

%


36,571



25.2

%


60,732



24.4

%


74,147



25.9

%

Human Services


23,222



17.8

%


29,292



22.9

%


50,768



18.9

%


58,300



23.0

%

Total


$

148,803



24.3

%


$

152,317



24.5

%


$

300,763



24.3

%


$

297,135



24.2

%


















Selling, general, and
administrative expense:

















Health Services


$

35,190



9.6

%


$

29,914



8.6

%


$

68,606



9.6

%


$

58,021



8.4

%

U.S. Federal Services


17,540



15.1

%


18,927



13.0

%


34,188



13.7

%


38,622



13.5

%

Human Services


19,829



15.2

%


19,663



15.4

%


39,324



14.6

%


36,902



14.6

%

Other (2)




NM


92



NM




NM


449



NM

Total (3)


$

72,559



11.8

%


$

68,596



11.0

%


$

142,118



11.5

%


$

133,994



10.9

%


















Operating income:

















Health Services


$

63,017



17.2

%


$

56,540



16.2

%


$

120,657



16.8

%


$

106,667



15.5

%

U.S. Federal Services


9,834



8.5

%


17,644



12.1

%


26,544



10.6

%


35,525



12.4

%

Human Services


3,393



2.6

%


9,629



7.5

%


11,444



4.3

%


21,398



8.5

%

Amortization of intangible
assets


(2,603)



NM


(3,386)



NM


(5,321)



NM


(6,788)



NM

Restructuring costs (4)


(2,320)



NM




NM


(2,320)



NM


(2,242)



NM

Other (2)




NM


(92)



NM




NM


(449)



NM

Total


$

71,321



11.6

%


$

80,335



12.9

%


$

151,004



12.2

%


$

154,111



12.5

%

 

(1)

Percentage of respective segment revenue. Percentages not considered meaningful are marked "NM."



(2)

Other costs and credits relate to SG&A balances that do not relate directly to segment business activities. During the six months ended March 31, 2017 we incurred $0.4 million of legal costs pertaining to a matter which occurred in fiscal year 2009.



(3)

During fiscal year 2018, we updated our methodology for allocation of costs which resulted in certain costs which had been within Cost of Revenue now being classified as SG&A. If we had utilized the same methodology in fiscal year 2018 as we had in fiscal year 2017, we estimate that SG&A would have been lower by approximately $1.3 million and $2.5 million during the three and six months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.



(4)

During fiscal years 2018 and 2017, we incurred costs in restructuring our United Kingdom human services business.


 

 

MAXIMUS, Inc.

FREE CASH FLOW

(Non-GAAP measure)

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


Six Months Ended
March 31,



2018


2017


2018


2017

Cash flows from operations


$

78,701



$

65,708



$

116,569



$

136,848


Purchases of property and equipment and
capitalized software costs


(6,661)



(5,207)



(13,175)



(12,975)


Free cash flow


$

72,040



$

60,501



$

103,394



$

123,873


 

CONTACT:

Lisa Miles 703.251.8637


lisamiles@maximus.com 

 

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