ICON Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results
ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR), a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
CEO Dr. Steve Cutler commented, "ICON delivered strong results in the second quarter, reflecting continued demand across our service offering. On a combined company basis, financial performance was driven by year over year constant dollar revenue growth of 4.4% and circa 16% excluding COVID-related studies. On a combined company basis, Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.1% year over year. We are delighted with the continued progress of new ICON, as our integration efforts are expected to deliver realized cost synergies of $100 million for the full year, $25 million ahead of our previous target for 2022."
Dr. Cutler added, "We are revising our full year 2022 financial guidance to reflect the impact of increasing macroeconomic headwinds, specifically from the strengthening US Dollar and the ongoing war in Ukraine. We now expect revenue for the full year to be in the range of $7,690 - $7,810 million, an increase of 40.3% to 42.5% over full year 2021. Additionally, we continue to expect to deliver significant year over year adjusted earnings per share growth of 20.7% to 22.8%, resulting in a range of $11.65 - $11.85 for the full year 2022, maintaining the midpoint of our previous guidance and reflecting strong operational execution and cost management."
Second Quarter 2022 Results
Gross business wins in the second quarter were $2,764 million and cancellations were $441 million. This resulted in net business wins of $2,323 million and a book to bill of 1.20.
Revenue for Quarter 2 was $1,935.2 million. This represents a year on year increase of 122.1% or 129.9% on a constant currency basis.
GAAP net income attributable to the Group was $115.7 million. Adjusted net income attributable to the Group for the quarter was $235.8 million resulting in an adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.86 compared to $2.30 per share for Quarter 2 2021.
Adjusted EBITDA for Quarter 2 was $354.3 million or 18.3% of revenue, a year on year increase of 120.2%.
Cash generated from operating activities for the quarter was $182.1 million. During the quarter, $28.2 million was spent on capital expenditure. At June 30, 2022, the Group had cash and cash equivalents of $614.9 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $559.1 million at March 31, 2022 and $1,055.5 million at June 30, 2021. During the quarter, a $100 million Term Loan B payment was made resulting in a net indebtedness balance of $4.43 billion at year end.
Year to date 2022 Results
Gross business wins year to date were $5,547 million and cancellations were $798 million. This resulted in net business wins of $4,749 million and a book to bill of 1.24.
Year to date GAAP revenue was $3,837.0 million. This represents a year on year increase of 121.9% or 127.4% on a constant currency basis.
GAAP net income attributable to the Group year to date was $227.7 million. Adjusted net income attributable to the Group was $463.7 million resulting in an adjusted diluted earnings per share of $5.62 compared to $4.48 per share for the equivalent prior year period.
Adjusted EBITDA year to date was $694.9 million or 18.1% of revenue, a year on year increase of 122.3%.
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 adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income attributable to the Group and adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to the Group. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude amortization, stock compensation, foreign exchange gains and losses and transaction-related / integration-related adjustments. 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.
To assist investors and analysts with year-over-year comparability for the merged business, we have included Combined Company information. These measures include financial information that combines the stand-alone ICON plc and PRA Health Sciences, Inc. information for revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, and other metrics as if the merger had taken place on January 1, 2020, with conforming adjustments to the current year presentation. Specifically, these financials represent the simple addition of the historical adjusted financials of each company. These combined financials are not intended to represent pro forma financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP or Regulation S-X.
ICON will hold a conference call on July 28th, 2022 at 08:00 EDT [13:00 Ireland & UK]. This call and linked slide presentation can be accessed live from our website at http://investor.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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and information currently available, including current economic and industry conditions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or actual results, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those stated in this press release. The forward-looking statements are subject to future events, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the statements, including, but not limited to, the ability to enter into new contracts, maintain client relationships, manage the opening of new offices and offering of new services, the integration of new business mergers and acquisitions, the impact of COVID-19 on our business, as well as other economic and global market conditions and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in SEC reports filed by ICON, all of which are difficult to predict and some of which are beyond our control. For these reasons, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements when making investment decisions. The word "expected" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information about the risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking statements may be found in SEC reports filed by ICON, including its Form 20-F, F-1, F-4, S-8, F-3 and certain other reports, which are available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
Our full-year 2022 guidance measures (other than revenue) are provided on a non-GAAP basis without a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure because the company is unable to predict with a reasonable degree of certainty certain items contained in the GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. Such items include, but are not limited to, transaction-related / integration-related expenses, restructuring and related expenses, and other items not reflective of the company's ongoing operations.
ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations. We develop new innovations, drive emerging therapies forward and improve patient lives. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON employed approximately 40,500 employees in 119 locations in 53 countries as at June 30, 2022. For further information about ICON, visit: www.iconplc.com.