FTI Consulting Reports Record Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results | FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting Reports Record Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

  • Second Quarter 2019 Revenues of $606.1 Million, Up 18.4% Compared to $512.1 Million in Prior Year Quarter
  • Second Quarter 2019 EPS of $1.69, Up 48.2% Compared to $1.14 in Prior Year Quarter; Second Quarter 2019 Adjusted EPS of $1.73, Up 51.8% Compared to $1.14 in Prior Year Quarter
  • Company Raises Full Year 2019 Guidance Ranges for Revenues, EPS and Adjusted EPS to Reflect Record First Half of 2019 Performance

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today released record financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Second quarter 2019 revenues of $606.1 million increased $94.0 million, or 18.4%, compared to revenues of $512.1 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from foreign currency translation ("FX"), revenues increased $102.4 million, or 20.0%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was driven by higher demand across all business segments and regions coupled with higher success fees compared to the prior year quarter. Net income of $64.6 million compared to $43.6 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in net income was primarily due to higher operating profits in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting and Technology segments.

Adjusted EBITDA of $97.2 million, or 16.0% of revenues, compared to $72.4 million, or 14.1% of revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was due to higher revenues and improved utilization, which were partially offset by higher compensation, related to an increase in variable compensation, higher salaries reflecting annual salary adjustments and a 10.6% increase in billable headcount, as well as higher selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses compared to the prior year quarter.

Second quarter 2019 fully diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $1.69 compared to $1.14 in the prior year quarter. EPS included $2.1 million of non-cash interest expense related to the Company's 2.0% convertible senior notes due 2023 ("2023 Convertible Notes"), which decreased EPS by $0.04. Second quarter 2019 Adjusted EPS of $1.73, which excludes the non-cash interest expense, compared to $1.14 in the prior year quarter.

Commenting on these results, Steven H. Gunby , President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting, said, “Our Company's ability to continue to deliver record results reflects our success in helping our clients with the most significant challenges and opportunities they face, as well as our sustained focus on attracting and developing the best professionals in the market. The progress we have demonstrated on these core objectives gives us enormous confidence about where the Company is and where we are headed.”

Cash Position and Capital Allocation
Net cash provided by operating activities of $47.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $34.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The year-over-year increase in cash provided by operating activities was largely due to an increase in cash collected resulting from higher revenues compared to the prior year quarter, which was partially offset by an increase in compensation-related costs.

During the quarter, the Company repurchased 579,771 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $83.34 for a total cost of $48.3 million. As of June 30, 2019, approximately $102.4 million remained available for stock repurchases under the Company’s $400.0 million stock repurchase authorization.

Cash and cash equivalents of $189.1 million at June 30, 2019 compared to $116.6 million at June 30, 2018 and $179.2 million at March 31, 2019. Total debt, net of cash, of $147.1 million at June 30, 2019 compared to $258.4 million at June 30, 2018 and $137.0 million at March 31, 2019. The sequential increase in total debt, net of cash, was primarily due to additional borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility.

Second Quarter 2019 Segment Results

Corporate Finance & Restructuring
Revenues in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment increased $48.6 million, or 34.4%, to $190.0 million in the quarter compared to $141.4 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $50.9 million, or 36.0%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for business transformation and transactions and restructuring services coupled with higher success fees. Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $50.5 million, or 26.6% of segment revenues, compared to $35.8 million, or 25.3% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher revenues, which was partially offset by higher compensation, related to an increase in variable compensation and billable headcount and higher SG&A expenses.

Forensic and Litigation Consulting
Revenues in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment increased $12.3 million, or 9.2%, to $145.9 million in the quarter compared to $133.5 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $14.0 million, or 10.5%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for health solutions, construction solutions and disputes services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $28.2 million, or 19.4% of segment revenues, compared to $27.6 million, or 20.7% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher revenues, which was partially offset by higher compensation, primarily related to an increase in billable headcount and higher SG&A expenses.

Economic Consulting
Revenues in the Economic Consulting segment increased $22.2 million, or 16.6%, to $155.5 million in the quarter compared to $133.3 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $24.2 million, or 18.2%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was largely due to higher demand for antitrust services in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"). Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $23.3 million, or 15.0% of segment revenues, compared to $15.5 million, or 11.6% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher revenues with improved utilization, which was partially offset by an increase in compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation.

Technology
Revenues in the Technology segment increased $9.2 million, or 19.8%, to $55.6 million in the quarter compared to $46.4 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $9.8 million, or 21.2%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for cross-border investigations. Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $12.9 million, or 23.1% of segment revenues, compared to $7.5 million, or 16.2% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher revenues and lower SG&A expenses, largely due to a decline in research and development expense resulting from the September 2018 sale of the Company's Ringtail software and related business ("Ringtail divestiture"), which was partially offset by higher compensation due to an increase in as-needed contractors and billable headcount.

Strategic Communications
Revenues in the Strategic Communications segment increased $1.6 million, or 2.8%, to $59.1 million in the quarter compared to $57.5 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $3.5 million, or 6.1%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for project-based corporate reputation services in North America and EMEA. Adjusted Segment EBITDA of $10.5 million, or 17.7% of segment revenues, compared to $11.0 million, or 19.1% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The decrease in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was due to higher SG&A expenses.

2019 Guidance
After a record first half of 2019, the Company is raising its full year revenue, EPS and Adjusted EPS guidance for 2019. The Company now estimates that 2019 revenues will range between $2.175 billion and $2.250 billion. This compares to the previous revenue guidance of at least $2.100 billion. The Company now estimates that 2019 EPS will range between $4.88 and $5.38. This compares to the previous EPS guidance of at least $3.88. The Company now estimates that 2019 Adjusted EPS will range between $5.00 and $5.50. This compares to the previous Adjusted EPS guidance of at least $4.00. The $0.12 per share variance between EPS and Adjusted EPS guidance for full year 2019 includes estimated non-cash interest expense of approximately $0.17 per share related to the Company’s 2023 Convertible Notes and the first quarter 2019 $0.05 per share tax gain related to the Ringtail divestiture.

Second Quarter 2019 Conference Call
FTI Consulting will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss second quarter financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The call can be accessed live and will be available for replay over the internet for 90 days by logging onto the Company’s investor relations website here.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.03 billion in revenues during the fiscal year 2018. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
In the accompanying analysis of financial information, we sometimes use information derived from consolidated and segment financial information that may not be presented in our financial statements or prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Certain of these measures are considered "non-GAAP financial measures" under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules. Specifically, we have referred to the following non-GAAP measures:

  • Total Segment Operating Income

  • Adjusted EBITDA

  • Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA

  • Adjusted EBITDA Margin

  • Adjusted Net Income

  • Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share

  • Free Cash Flow

We have included the definitions of Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Adjusted Segment EBITDA below in order to more fully define the components of certain non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. We define Segment Operating Income (Loss), a GAAP financial measure, as a segment’s share of consolidated operating income. We define Total Segment Operating Income, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Segment Operating Income (Loss) for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We use Segment Operating Income (Loss) for the purpose of calculating Adjusted Segment EBITDA. We define Adjusted Segment EBITDA, a GAAP financial measure, as a segment’s share of consolidated operating income before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges and goodwill impairment charges. We use Adjusted Segment EBITDA as a basis to internally evaluate the financial performance of our segments because we believe it reflects current core operating performance and provides an indicator of the segment’s ability to generate cash. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues.

We define Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Adjusted Segment EBITDA for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We define Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as consolidated net income before income tax provision, other non-operating income (expense), depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, gain or loss on sale of a business and losses on early extinguishment of debt. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial results and GAAP financial measures, provide management and investors with a more complete understanding of our operating results, including underlying trends. In addition, EBITDA is a common alternative measure of operating performance used by many of our competitors. It is used by investors, financial analysts, rating agencies and others to value and compare the financial performance of companies in our industry. Therefore, we also believe that these measures, considered along with corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide management and investors with additional information for comparison of our operating results with the operating results of other companies.

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share ("Adjusted EPS"), which are non-GAAP financial measures, as net income and earnings per diluted share ("EPS"), respectively, excluding the impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, gain or loss on sale of a business and the impact of adopting the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "2017 Tax Act"). We use Adjusted Net Income for the purpose of calculating Adjusted EPS. Management uses Adjusted EPS to assess total Company operating performance on a consistent basis. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provide management and investors with an additional understanding of our business operating results, including underlying trends.

We define Free Cash Flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as net cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for purchases of property and equipment. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provides management and investors with an additional understanding of the Company’s ability to generate cash for ongoing business operations and other capital deployment.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined in the same manner by all companies and may not be comparable with other similarly titled measures of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, the information contained in our Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve uncertainties and risks. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues, future results and performance, expectations, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, share repurchases and other matters, business trends and other information that is not historical, including statements regarding estimates of our future financial results. When used in this press release, words such as "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," "forecasts" and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, estimates of our future financial results, are based upon our expectations at the time we make them and various assumptions. Our expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith, and we believe there is a reasonable basis for them. However, there can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs and estimates will be achieved, and the Company’s actual results may differ materially from our expectations, beliefs and estimates. Further, preliminary results are subject to normal year-end adjustments. The Company has experienced fluctuating revenues, operating income and cash flows in prior periods and expects that this will occur from time to time in the future. Other factors that could cause such differences include declines in demand for, or changes in, the mix of services and products that we offer; the mix of the geographic locations where our clients are located or where services are performed; fluctuations in the price per share of our common stock; adverse financial, real estate or other market and general economic conditions; and other future events, which could impact each of our segments differently and could be outside of our control; the pace and timing of the consummation and integration of future acquisitions; the Company’s ability to realize cost savings and efficiencies, competitive and general economic conditions; retention of staff and clients; new laws and regulations, or changes thereto, including the 2017 Tax Act; and other risks described under the heading "Item 1A, Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC, including the risks set forth under "Risks Related to Our Reportable Segments" and "Risks Related to Our Operations," and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual results or events and do not intend to do so.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

    June 30,   December 31,
    2019   2018
    (unaudited)    
Assets        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 189,106     $ 312,069  
Accounts receivable:        
Billed receivables   557,412     437,797  
Unbilled receivables   429,285     319,205  
Allowances for doubtful accounts and unbilled services   (243,295 )   (202,394 )
Accounts receivable, net   743,402     554,608  
Current portion of notes receivable   29,606     29,228  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   57,141     69,448  
Total current assets   1,019,255     965,353  
Property and equipment, net   87,376     84,577  
Operating lease assets   155,100      
Goodwill   1,172,557     1,172,316  
Other intangible assets, net   30,920     34,633  
Notes receivable, net   76,150     84,471  
Other assets   30,005     37,771  
Total assets   $ 2,571,363     $ 2,379,121  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other   $ 138,344     $ 104,600  
Accrued compensation   280,512     333,536  
Billings in excess of services provided   45,022     44,434  
Total current liabilities   463,878     482,570  
Long-term debt, net   290,531     265,571  
Non-current operating lease liabilities   177,110      
Deferred income taxes   155,799     155,088  
Other liabilities   65,033     127,067  
Total liabilities   1,152,351     1,030,296  
Stockholders' equity        
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 5,000; none outstanding        
Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 75,000; shares issued and outstanding — 37,612 (2019) and 38,147 (2018)   376     381  
Additional paid-in capital   242,075     299,534  
Retained earnings   1,323,970     1,196,727  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (147,409 )   (147,817 )
Total stockholders' equity   1,419,012     1,348,825  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,571,363     $ 2,379,121  


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2019   2018
  (unaudited)
Revenues $ 606,119     $ 512,098  
Operating expenses      
Direct cost of revenues 386,266     330,318  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 129,906     117,897  
Amortization of other intangible assets 1,852     2,052  
  518,024     450,267  
Operating income 88,095     61,831  
Other income (expense)      
Interest income and other 2,609     2,474  
Interest expense (4,793 )   (6,583 )
  (2,184 )   (4,109 )
Income before income tax provision 85,911     57,722  
Income tax provision 21,313     14,113  
Net income $ 64,598     $ 43,609  
Earnings per common share ― basic $ 1.75     $ 1.18  
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic 36,960     37,001  
Earnings per common share ― diluted $ 1.69     $ 1.14  
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted 38,168     38,271  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax      
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $0 $ (4,815 )   $ (23,683 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (4,815 )   (23,683 )
Comprehensive income $ 59,783     $ 19,926  


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2019   2018
  (unaudited)
Revenues $ 1,157,393     $ 1,009,872  
Operating expenses      
Direct cost of revenues 735,332     651,435  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 243,091     230,025  
Amortization of other intangible assets 3,713     4,322  
  982,136     885,782  
Operating income 175,257     124,090  
Other income (expense)      
Interest income and other 2,768     674  
Interest expense (9,539 )   (12,827 )
  (6,771 )   (12,153 )
Income before income tax provision 168,486     111,937  
Income tax provision 41,243     29,383  
Net income $ 127,243     $ 82,554  
Earnings per common share ― basic $ 3.44     $ 2.24  
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic 36,970     36,851  
Earnings per common share ― diluted $ 3.33     $ 2.18  
Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted 38,193     37,942  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax      
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $0 $ 408     $ (13,237 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 408     (13,237 )
Comprehensive income $ 127,651     $ 69,317  


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended
June 30,
    2019   2018   2019   2018
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
Net income   $ 64,598     $ 43,609     $ 127,243     $ 82,554  
Add back:                
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes   2,137         4,245      
Tax impact of non-cash interest expense on convertible notes   (556 )       (1,103 )    
Tax impact of gain on sale of business (1)           (2,097 )    
Adjusted net income   $ 66,179     $ 43,609     $ 128,288     $ 82,554  
Earnings per common share — diluted   $ 1.69     $ 1.14     $ 3.33     $ 2.18  
Add back:                
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes   0.05         0.11      
Tax impact of non-cash interest expense on convertible notes   (0.01 )       (0.03 )    
Tax impact of gain on sale of business (1)           (0.05 )    
Adjusted earnings per common share — diluted   $ 1.73     $ 1.14     $ 3.36     $ 2.18  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding ― diluted   38,168     38,271     38,193     37,942  
 
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(1) Represents a discrete tax adjustment resulting from a change in estimate related to the accounting for the sale of Ringtail.


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF EPS GUIDANCE TO ADJUSTED EPS GUIDANCE

    Year Ended December 31, 2019
    Low   High
Guidance on estimated earnings per common share – diluted (GAAP) (1)   $ 4.88     $ 5.38  
Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, net of tax   0.17     0.17  
Tax impact of gain on sale of business   (0.05 )   (0.05 )
Guidance on estimated adjusted earnings per common share (non-GAAP) (1)   $ 5.00     $ 5.50  
 
____________________
(1) The forward-looking guidance on estimated 2019 EPS and Adjusted EPS does not reflect other gains and losses (all of which would be excluded from Adjusted EPS) related to the future impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt, gain or loss on sale of a business as these items are dependent on future events that are uncertain and difficult to predict. The forward-looking guidance excludes any shares of common stock potentially issuable upon conversion of the 2023 Convertible Notes from the calculation of EPS.


Three Months Ended June 30, 2019
(unaudited)
  Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
  Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
  Economic Consulting   Technology   Strategic Communications   Unallocated
Corporate
  Total
Net income                           $ 64,598  
Interest income and other                           (2,609 )
Interest expense                           4,793  
Income tax provision                           21,313  
Operating income   $ 48,779     $ 26,779     $ 21,747     $ 10,550     $ 9,132     $ (28,892 )   $ 88,095  
Depreciation and amortization   947     1,174     1,521     2,325     589     681     7,237  
Amortization of other intangible assets   766     288     45         753         1,852  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 50,492     $ 28,241     $ 23,313     $ 12,875     $ 10,474     $ (28,211 )   $ 97,184  
                             
Six Months Ended June 30, 2019
(unaudited)
  Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
  Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
  Economic
Consulting
  Technology   Strategic
Communications
  Unallocated
Corporate
  Total
Net income                           $ 127,243  
Interest income and other                           (2,768 )
Interest expense                           9,539  
Income tax provision                           41,243  
Operating income   $ 84,463     $ 57,219     $ 44,236     $ 20,986     $ 19,348     $ (50,995 )   $ 175,257  
Depreciation and amortization   1,857     2,260     3,028     4,612     1,163     1,383     14,303  
Amortization of other intangible assets   1,533     579     89         1,512         3,713  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 87,853     $ 60,058     $ 47,353     $ 25,598     $ 22,023     $ (49,612 )   $ 193,273  


Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
(unaudited)
  Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
  Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
  Economic Consulting   Technology   Strategic
Communications
  Unallocated
Corporate
  Total
Net income                           $ 43,609  
Interest income and other                           (2,474 )
Interest expense                           6,583  
Income tax provision                           14,113  
Operating income   $ 34,041     $ 26,173     $ 14,024     $ 3,967     $ 9,508     $ (25,882 )   $ 61,831  
Depreciation and amortization   953     1,131     1,377     3,527     586     914     8,488  
Amortization of other intangible assets   783     311     71     14     873         2,052  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 35,777     $ 27,615     $ 15,472     $ 7,508     $ 10,967     $ (24,968 )   $ 72,371  
                             
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
(unaudited)
  Corporate
Finance &
Restructuring
  Forensic and
Litigation
Consulting
  Economic
Consulting
  Technology   Strategic
Communications
  Unallocated
Corporate
  Total
Net income                           $ 82,554  
Interest income and other                           (674 )
Interest expense                           12,827  
Income tax provision                           29,383  
Operating income   $ 67,252     $ 50,503     $ 31,672     $ 6,560     $ 17,873     $ (49,770 )   $ 124,090  
Depreciation and amortization   1,755     2,159     2,741     6,604     1,179     1,815     16,253  
Amortization of other intangible assets   1,574     710     195     76     1,767         4,322  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 70,581     $ 53,372     $ 34,608     $ 13,240     $ 20,819     $ (47,955 )   $ 144,665  


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
OPERATING RESULTS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

   

Segment
Revenues
  Adjusted
EBITDA
  Adjusted
EBITDA

Margin
  Utilization    Average
Billable
Rate
  Revenue-
Generating
Headcount
   (in thousands)               (at period end)
Three Months Ended June 30, 2019 (unaudited)                      
Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 190,003     $ 50,492     26.6 %   68 %   $ 475     1,011  
Forensic and Litigation Consulting 145,870     28,241     19.4 %   65 %   $ 340     1,212  
Economic Consulting 155,502     23,313     15.0 %   79 %   $ 524     712  
Technology (1) 55,632     12,875     23.1 %   N/M     N/M     323  
Strategic Communications (1) 59,112     10,474     17.7 %   N/M     N/M     672  
  $ 606,119     $ 125,395     20.7 %           3,930  
Unallocated Corporate     (28,211 )                
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 97,184     16.0 %            
                       
Six Months Ended June 30, 2019
(unaudited)
                     
Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 350,969     $ 87,853     25.0 %   69 %   $ 453     1,011  
Forensic and Litigation Consulting 284,867     60,058     21.1 %   66 %   $ 337     1,212  
Economic Consulting 297,773     47,353     15.9 %   78 %   $ 501     712  
Technology (1) 106,968     25,598     23.9 %   N/M     N/M     323  
Strategic Communications (1) 116,816     22,023     18.9 %   N/M     N/M     672  
  $ 1,157,393     $ 242,885     21.0 %           3,930  
Unallocated Corporate     (49,612 )                
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 193,273     16.7 %            
                       
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited)                      
Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 141,355     $ 35,777     25.3 %   67 %   $ 458     871  
Forensic and Litigation Consulting 133,527     27,615     20.7 %   67 %   $ 344     1,065  
Economic Consulting 133,308     15,472     11.6 %   69 %   $ 534     695  
Technology (1) 46,429     7,508     16.2 %   N/M     N/M     293  
Strategic Communications (1) 57,479     10,967     19.1 %   N/M     N/M     628  
  $ 512,098     $ 97,339     19.0 %           3,552  
Unallocated Corporate     (24,968 )                
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 72,371     14.1 %            
                       
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
(unaudited)
                     
Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 284,277     $ 70,581     24.8 %   69 %   $ 450     871  
Forensic and Litigation Consulting 261,566     53,372     20.4 %   67 %   $ 338     1,065  
Economic Consulting 266,417     34,608     13.0 %   70 %   $ 538     695  
Technology (1) 87,343     13,240     15.2 %   N/M     N/M     293  
Strategic Communications (1) 110,269     20,819     18.9 %   N/M     N/M     628  
  $ 1,009,872     $ 192,620     19.1 %           3,552  
Unallocated Corporate     (47,955 )                
Adjusted EBITDA     $ 144,665     14.3 %            
                       
                       
N/M Not meaningful                      
(1) The majority of the Technology and Strategic Communications segments' revenues are not generated based on billable hours. Accordingly, utilization and average billable rate metrics are not presented as they are not meaningful as a segment-wide metric.


FTI CONSULTING, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2019   2018
  (unaudited)
Operating activities      
Net income $ 127,243     $ 82,554  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 14,304     16,253  
Amortization and impairment of other intangible assets 3,713     4,322  
Acquisition-related contingent consideration 186     232  
Provision for doubtful accounts 6,260     8,710  
Non-cash share-based compensation 10,207     8,563  
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs 5,748     993  
Other 225     798  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable, billed and unbilled (186,854 )   (99,299 )
Notes receivable 8,343     4,214  
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,953 )   (4,151 )
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other (11,606 )   352  
Income taxes 24,424     13,143  
Accrued compensation (55,183 )   (58,547 )
Billings in excess of services provided 505     (12,722 )
Net cash used in operating activities (54,438 )   (34,585 )
Investing activities      
Purchases of property and equipment (20,661 )   (16,220 )
Other 69     689  
Net cash used in investing activities (20,592 )   (15,531 )
Financing activities      
Borrowings (repayments) under revolving line of credit, net 20,000     (25,000 )
Deposits 1,014     2,602  
Purchase and retirement of common stock (66,893 )   (14,220 )
Net issuance of common stock under equity compensation plans 1,009     18,740  
Payments for business acquisition liabilities (2,282 )   (3,029 )
Net cash used in financing activities (47,152 )   (20,907 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (781 )   (2,382 )
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (122,963 )   (73,405 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 312,069     189,961  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 189,106     $ 116,556  


FTI Consulting, Inc.
555 12th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
+1.202.312.9100

Investor & Media Contact:
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+1.617.747.1791
mollie.hawkes@fticonsulting.com

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