Medpace Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Medpace Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results




Medpace Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

  • Revenue of $295.6 million in the third quarter of 2021 increased 28.3% from revenue of $230.4 million for the comparable prior-year period, representing a backlog conversion rate of 17.0%.
  • Net new business awards were $408.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, representing an increase of 29.4% from net new business awards of $315.4 million for the comparable prior-year period, which resulted in a net book-to-bill ratio of 1.38x.
  • Third quarter of 2021 GAAP net income was $48.6 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $41.5 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the comparable prior-year period. Net income margin was 16.4% and 18.0% for the third quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively.
  • EBITDA was $60.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 15.7% from EBITDA of $51.9 million for the comparable prior-year period, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 20.3%.

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medpace Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDP) (“Medpace”) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased 28.3% to $295.6 million, compared to $230.4 million for the comparable prior-year period. On a constant currency organic basis, revenue for the third quarter of 2021 increased 28.1% compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Backlog as of September 30, 2021 grew 29.0% to $1.8 billion from $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2020. Net new business awards were $408.0 million, representing a net book-to-bill ratio of 1.38x for the third quarter of 2021, as compared to $315.4 million for the comparable prior-year period. The Company calculates the net book-to-bill ratio by dividing net new business awards by revenue.

For the third quarter of 2021, total direct costs were $208.5 million, compared to total direct costs of $156.2 million in the third quarter of 2020. Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $28.0 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to SG&A expenses of $22.8 million in the third quarter of 2020.

GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $48.6 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $41.5 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020. This resulted in a net income margin of 16.4% and 18.0% for the third quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively.

EBITDA for the third quarter of 2021 increased 15.7% to $60.1 million, or 20.3% of revenue, compared to $51.9 million, or 22.5% of revenue, for the comparable prior-year period. On a constant currency basis, EBITDA for the third quarter of 2021 increased 16.3% from the third quarter of 2020.

A reconciliation of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and EBITDA margin to the corresponding GAAP measures is provided below.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

The Company’s Cash and cash equivalents were $398.4 million at September 30, 2021, and the Company generated $72.4 million in cash flow from operating activities during the third quarter of 2021. During the third quarter of 2021, the Company repurchased approximately 35,000 shares at an average price of $171.50 per share for a total of $5.9 million. The Company had $190.5 million remaining under its authorized share repurchase program at the end of the quarter.

2021 Financial Guidance

The Company forecasts 2021 revenue in the range of $1.135 billion to $1.145 billion, representing growth of 22.6% to 23.7% over 2020 revenue of $925.9 million. GAAP net income for full year 2021 is forecasted in the range of $176.0 million to $180.0 million. Additionally, full year 2021 EBITDA is expected in the range of $216.0 million to $222.0 million. Based on forecasted 2021 revenue of $1.135 billion to $1.145 billion and GAAP net income of $176.0 million to $180.0 million, diluted earnings per share (GAAP) is forecasted in the range of $4.66 to $4.77. This guidance assumes a full year 2021 tax rate of 9.5% to 10.5% and does not reflect the potential impact of any share repurchases the Company may make pursuant to the share repurchase program after September 30, 2021.

2022 Financial Guidance

The Company forecasts 2022 revenue in the range of $1.400 billion to $1.460 billion. Full year 2022 EBITDA is expected in the range of $262.0 million to $278.0 million.

Conference Call Details

Medpace will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday, October 26, 2021, to discuss its third quarter 2021 results.

To participate in the conference call, dial 800-219-7113 (domestic) or 574-990-1030 (international) using the passcode 5177474.

To access the conference call via webcast, visit the “Investors” section of Medpace’s website at medpace.com. The webcast replay of the call will be available at the same site approximately one hour after the end of the call.

A supplemental slide presentation will also be available at the “Investors” section of Medpace’s website prior to the start of the call.

A recording of the call will be available until Tuesday, November 2, 2021. To hear this recording, dial 855-859-2056(domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international) using the passcode 5177474.

About Medpace

Medpace is a scientifically-driven, global, full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Medpace’s mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its high-science and disciplined operating approach that leverages regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system and anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Medpace employs approximately 4,400 people across 40 countries as of September 30, 2021.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including without limitation, statements regarding our forecasted financial results, the anticipated impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our business, and the effective tax rate used for non-GAAP adjustment purposes. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “guidance,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” “forecast,” “may,” “could,” “likely,” “anticipate,” “project,” “goal,” “objective,” “potential,” “range,” “estimate,” “preliminary,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our financial condition, actual results, performance (including share price performance), or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the potential loss, delay or non-renewal of our contracts, or the non-payment by customers for services we have performed; the failure to convert backlog to revenue at our present or historical conversion rate(s); the failure to maintain or generate new business awards; fluctuation in our results between fiscal quarters and years; the risks and uncertainties related to disruptions to or reductions in business operations or prospects due to pandemics, epidemics, widespread health emergencies, or outbreaks of infectious diseases such as coronavirus disease COVID-19; decreased operating margins due to increased pricing pressure or other factors; our failure to perform our services in accordance with contractual requirements, government regulations and ethical considerations; the impact of underpricing our contracts, overrunning our cost estimates or failing to receive approval for or experiencing delays with documentation of change orders; our failure to increase our market share, grow our business, successfully execute our growth strategies or manage our growth effectively; the impact of a failure to retain key executives or other personnel or recruit experienced personnel; the risks associated with our information systems infrastructure, including potential cybersecurity breaches and other disruptions which could compromise patient information or our information; adverse results from customer or therapeutic area concentration; the risks associated with doing business internationally, including the effects of tariffs and trade wars; the risks associated with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws; future net losses; the impact of changes in tax laws and regulations; our failure to attract suitable investigators and patients to our clinical trials; the liability risks associated with our research and development services, including risks of liability resulting from harm to patients; inadequate insurance coverage for our operations and indemnification obligations; fluctuations in exchange rates; general economic conditions in the markets in which we operate, including financial market conditions; the impact of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event; negative outsourcing trends in the biopharmaceutical industry and a reduction in aggregate expenditures and research and development budgets; our inability to compete effectively with other CROs; the impact of healthcare reform; the impact of consolidation in the biopharmaceutical industry; our failure to comply with federal, state and foreign healthcare laws; the effect of current and proposed laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal data; our potential involvement in costly intellectual property lawsuits; actions by regulatory authorities or customers to limit the scope of indications related to or withdraw an approved drug, biologic or medical device from the market; the impact of industry-wide reputational harm to CROs; and the effect of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU, which could have implications on our research, commercial and general business operations in the U.K. and the EU.

These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized. Achievement of anticipated results is subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions. If known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize or if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could vary materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in our filings with the SEC. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events, developments or circumstances cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain financial measures presented in this press release, such as EBITDA and EBITDA margin, are not recognized under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or U.S. GAAP. Management uses EBITDA and EBITDA margin or comparable metrics as a measurement used in evaluating our operating performance on a consistent basis, as a consideration to assess incentive compensation for our employees, for planning purposes, including the preparation of our internal annual operating budget, and to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our operational strategies.

EBITDA and EBITDA margin have important limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation, or as a substitute for, analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. See the condensed consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this release for our U.S. GAAP results. Additionally, for reconciliations of EBITDA and EBITDA margin to our closest reported U.S. GAAP measures, refer to the appendix of this press release.

We believe that EBITDA and EBITDA margin are useful to provide additional information to investors about certain material non-cash and non-recurring items. While we believe these financial measures are commonly used by investors to evaluate our performance and that of our competitors, because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of EBITDA and EBITDA margin may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies and should not be considered as an alternative to performance measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. EBITDA is calculated as net income attributable to Medpace Holdings, Inc. before income tax expense, interest expense, net, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing EBITDA by Revenue, net for each period. Our presentation of EBITDA and EBITDA margin should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

MEDPACE HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenue, net

 

$

295,567

 

 

$

230,373

 

 

$

833,825

 

 

$

666,247

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct service costs, excluding depreciation and amortization

 

 

112,540

 

 

 

87,577

 

 

 

322,160

 

 

 

262,997

 

Reimbursed out-of-pocket expenses

 

 

95,934

 

 

 

68,637

 

 

 

271,494

 

 

 

207,376

 

Total direct costs

 

 

208,474

 

 

 

156,214

 

 

 

593,654

 

 

 

470,373

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

28,046

 

 

 

22,796

 

 

 

80,757

 

 

 

69,775

 

Depreciation

 

 

4,056

 

 

 

2,991

 

 

 

11,819

 

 

 

8,118

 

Amortization

 

 

1,278

 

 

 

1,950

 

 

 

3,835

 

 

 

5,927

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

241,854

 

 

 

183,951

 

 

 

690,065

 

 

 

554,193

 

Income from operations

 

 

53,713

 

 

 

46,422

 

 

 

143,760

 

 

 

112,054

 

Other income, net:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous income, net

 

 

1,064

 

 

 

584

 

 

 

2,253

 

 

 

1,440

 

Interest (expense) income, net

 

 

(41

)

 

 

(16

)

 

 

(82

)

 

 

336

 

Total other income, net

 

 

1,023

 

 

 

568

 

 

 

2,171

 

 

 

1,776

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

54,736

 

 

 

46,990

 

 

 

145,931

 

 

 

113,830

 

Income tax provision

 

 

6,162

 

 

 

5,530

 

 

 

14,117

 

 

 

19,312

 

Net income

 

$

48,574

 

 

$

41,460

 

 

$

131,814

 

 

$

94,518

 

Net income per share attributable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.35

 

 

$

1.16

 

 

$

3.67

 

 

$

2.64

 

Diluted

 

$

1.29

 

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

3.49

 

 

$

2.50

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

35,816

 

 

 

35,552

 

 

 

35,822

 

 

 

35,654

 

Diluted

 

 

37,519

 

 

 

37,763

 

 

 

37,641

 

 

 

37,715

 

 

MEDPACE HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

As Of

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

398,387

 

 

$

277,766

 

Accounts receivable and unbilled, net

 

 

186,378

 

 

 

160,962

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

56,455

 

 

 

34,923

 

Total current assets

 

 

641,220

 

 

 

473,651

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

87,703

 

 

 

85,017

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

125,428

 

 

 

113,809

 

Goodwill

 

 

662,396

 

 

 

662,396

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

42,639

 

 

 

46,474

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

1,272

 

 

 

536

 

Other assets

 

 

16,485

 

 

 

8,794

 

Total assets

 

$

1,577,143

 

 

$

1,390,677

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

25,052

 

 

$

26,552

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

158,211

 

 

 

134,367

 

Advanced billings

 

 

303,848

 

 

 

255,664

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

30,071

 

 

 

23,527

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

517,182

 

 

 

440,110

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

128,211

 

 

 

115,143

 

Deferred income tax liability

 

 

17,604

 

 

 

13,551

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

16,061

 

 

 

16,094

 

Total liabilities

 

 

679,058

 

 

 

584,898

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock – $0.01 par-value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock – $0.01 par-value; 250,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively; 35,939,191 and 35,519,989 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

359

 

 

 

355

 

Treasury stock – 185,000 shares at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

(5,578

)

 

 

(5,578

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

721,597

 

 

 

695,904

 

Retained earnings

 

 

184,950

 

 

 

115,229

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(3,243

)

 

 

(131

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

898,085

 

 

 

805,779

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

1,577,143

 

 

$

1,390,677

 

 

MEDPACE HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Amounts in thousands)

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

131,814

 

 

$

94,518

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

11,819

 

 

 

8,118

 

Amortization

 

 

3,835

 

 

 

5,927

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

10,488

 

 

 

10,823

 

Noncash lease expense

 

 

11,878

 

 

 

9,968

 

Deferred income tax provision

 

 

3,299

 

 

 

6,911

 

Amortization and adjustment of deferred credit

 

 

(501

)

 

 

(531

)

Other

 

 

213

 

 

 

(85

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable and unbilled, net

 

 

(25,046

)

 

 

21,400

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(22,049

)

 

 

(9,820

)

Accounts payable

 

 

2,150

 

 

 

(5,611

)

Accrued expenses

 

 

24,691

 

 

 

7,619

 

Advanced billings

 

 

48,184

 

 

 

10,355

 

Lease liabilities

 

 

(11,335

)

 

 

(7,507

)

Other assets and liabilities, net

 

 

2,993

 

 

 

1,093

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

192,433

 

 

 

153,178

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment expenditures

 

 

(19,155

)

 

 

(23,554

)

Other

 

 

(3,093

)

 

 

74

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(22,248

)

 

 

(23,480

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

 

15,212

 

 

 

8,753

 

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(62,096

)

 

 

(50,827

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(46,884

)

 

 

(42,074

)

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

 

(2,680

)

 

 

(317

)

INCREASE IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH

 

 

120,621

 

 

 

87,307

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH — Beginning of period

 

 

277,766

 

 

 

131,920

 

CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND RESTRICTED CASH — End of period

 

$

398,387

 

 

$

219,227

 

 

MEDPACE HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

 

(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (GAAP)

 

$

48,574

 

 

$

41,460

 

 

$

131,814

 

 

$

94,518

 

Interest expense (income), net

 

 

41

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

82

 

 

 

(336

)

Income tax provision

 

 

6,162

 

 

 

5,530

 

 

 

14,117

 

 

 

19,312

 

Depreciation

 

 

4,056

 

 

 

2,991

 

 

 

11,819

 

 

 

8,118

 

Amortization

 

 

1,278

 

 

 

1,950

 

 

 

3,835

 

 

 

5,927

 

EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

$

60,111

 

 

$

51,947

 

 

$

161,667

 

 

$

127,539

 

Net income margin (GAAP)

 

 

16.4

%

 

 

18.0

%

 

 

15.8

%

 

 

14.2

%

EBITDA margin (Non-GAAP)

 

 

20.3

%

 

 

22.5

%

 

 

19.4

%

 

 

19.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY 2021 GUIDANCE RECONCILIATION (UNAUDITED)

 

(Amounts in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Forecast 2021

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

Net income per diluted share

 

 

 

Low

 

 

High

 

 

Low

 

 

High

 

Net income and net income per diluted share (GAAP)

 

$

176.0

 

 

$

180.0

 

 

$

4.66

 

 

$

4.77

 

Income tax provision

 

 

18.5

 

 

 

20.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

16.4

 

 

 

16.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization

 

 

5.1

 

 

 

5.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

$

216.0

 

 

$

222.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Investor Contact:

Lauren Morris

513.579.9911 x11994

l.morris@medpace.com

Media Contact:

Julie Hopkins

513.579.9911 x12627

j.hopkins@medpace.com