Huron Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Updates 2024 Guidance

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FIRST QUARTER 2024 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total revenues increased $38.1 million, or 12.0%, to $356.0 million in Q1 2024 from $317.9 million in Q1 2023.
  • Net income increased $4.6 million, or 34.2%, to $18.0 million in Q1 2024, compared to $13.4 million in Q1 2023.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(8), a non-GAAP measure, increased $4.3 million, or 14.6%, to $33.8 million in Q1 2024 from $29.5 million in Q1 2023.
  • Diluted earnings per share increased $0.27, or 39.7%, to $0.95 in Q1 2024, compared to $0.68 in Q1 2023.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share(8), a non-GAAP measure, increased $0.36, or 41.4%, to $1.23 in Q1 2024 from $0.87 in Q1 2023.
  • Huron returned $62.3 million to shareholders by repurchasing 0.6 million shares of the company's common stock in Q1 2024, representing 3.4% of the company's common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2023.
  • Huron affirms its previous revenue and adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues(8) expectations for full year 2024, and increases its adjusted diluted earnings per share(8) expectation to a range of $5.60 to $6.10.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • On March 1, 2024, Huron closed its acquisition of GG+A, strengthening its ability to advise on the building and acceleration of philanthropic programs to support clients' missions.
  • Huron posted its 2024 Investor Presentation, which provides insight into the company and its commitments to achieving its strategic and financial objectives. 

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.

“Our first quarter results reflect our ongoing focus on achieving accelerated revenue growth and consistent margin expansion. Revenues grew 12% over the first quarter of 2023 driven by strong growth in our Healthcare segment as well as continued growth in our Education segment, which furthers the segment's multi-year growth trajectory,” said Mark Hussey, chief executive officer and president of Huron.

“Our unique and talented team has established Huron as one of the leading trusted advisors to our clients by delivering with the highest quality and driving innovation to meet our clients' evolving needs. Our culture of collaboration and deep dedication to our clients coupled with our aligned operating model and strong competitive advantage position us well to meet the ongoing demand for our offerings and to achieve our financial goals,” added Hussey.

FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS

Revenues increased $38.1 million, or 12.0%, to $356.0 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $317.9 million for the first quarter of 2023. The increase in revenues was driven by continued strength in demand for Healthcare's Consulting and Managed Services and Digital capabilities, as well as an increase in demand for Education's Digital capability. These increases in revenue reflect the company's focus on accelerating growth in the healthcare and education industries.

Net income increased $4.6 million, or 34.2%, to $18.0 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $13.4 million for the same quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share increased $0.27, or 39.7%, to $0.95 for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $0.68 for the first quarter of 2023.

First quarter 2024 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA")(8) increased $2.2 million, or 8.2%, to $28.9 million, compared to $26.7 million in the same prior year period.

In addition to using EBITDA to evaluate the company’s financial performance, management uses other non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the effect of the following items (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Amortization of intangible assets

$

1,690

 

 

$

2,231

 

Restructuring charges

$

2,337

 

 

$

2,284

 

Other losses

$

1,568

 

 

$

435

 

Transaction-related expenses

$

1,497

 

 

$

 

Tax effect of adjustments

$

(1,844

)

 

$

(1,312

)

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains), net

$

(465

)

 

$

80

 

Adjusted EBITDA(8) increased $4.3 million, or 14.6%, to $33.8 million, or 9.5% of revenues, in the first quarter of 2024, compared to $29.5 million, or 9.3% of revenues, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted net income(8) increased $6.2 million, or 36.3%, to $23.3 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $17.1 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2023.

The number of revenue-generating professionals(1) increased 15.8% to 5,803 as of March 31, 2024 from 5,013 as of March 31, 2023. The utilization rate(5) of the company's Consulting capability was 70.2% during the first quarter 2024, compared to 76.3% during the same period last year. The utilization rate(7) for the company's Digital capability increased to 74.3% during the first quarter 2024, compared to 71.0% during the same period last year.

Additionally, Huron returned $62.3 million to shareholders in the first three months of 2024 by repurchasing 624,698 shares of the company's common stock, representing 3.4% of the company's common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2023.

OPERATING INDUSTRIES

The company’s year-to-date 2024 revenues by operating segment as a percentage of total company revenues are as follows: Healthcare (51%); Education (31%); and Commercial (18%). Financial results by operating industry are included in the attached schedules and in Huron's forthcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filing for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.

OUTLOOK FOR 2024

Based on currently available information, the company is affirming guidance for full year 2024 revenues before reimbursable expenses in a range of $1.46 billion to $1.54 billion and adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues(8) in a range of 12.8% to 13.3%. The company is increasing its guidance for full year 2024 adjusted diluted earnings per share(8) to a range of $5.60 to $6.10.

FIRST QUARTER 2024 WEBCAST

The company will host a webcast to discuss its financial results today, April 30, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Time. The conference call is being webcast by Notified and can be accessed from Huron's website at http://ir.huronconsultinggroup.com. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the webcast and for 90 days thereafter.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES(8)

In evaluating the company’s financial performance and outlook, management uses EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP measures. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to gain an understanding of the company's comparative operating performance (when comparing such results with previous periods or forecasts). These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management in their financial and operating decision making because management believes they reflect the company's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures when publicly providing their business outlook, for internal management purposes, and as a basis for evaluating potential acquisitions and dispositions. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating Huron’s current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose, and in comparing in a consistent manner Huron’s current financial results with Huron’s past financial results. Investors should recognize that these non-GAAP measures might not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance, cash flows or liquidity prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

Management has provided its outlook regarding adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share, both of which are non-GAAP financial measures and exclude certain charges. Management has not reconciled these non-GAAP financial measures to the corresponding GAAP financial measures because guidance for the various reconciling items is not provided. Management is unable to provide guidance for these reconciling items because they cannot determine their probable significance, as certain items are outside of the company's control and cannot be reasonably predicted since these items could vary significantly from period to period. Accordingly, reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures are not available without unreasonable effort.

ABOUT HURON

Huron is a global professional services firm that collaborates with clients to put possible into practice by creating sound strategies, optimizing operations, accelerating digital transformation, and empowering businesses and their people to own their future. By embracing diverse perspectives, encouraging new ideas and challenging the status quo, we create sustainable results for the organizations we serve. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature, including those concerning the company’s current expectations about its future results, are “forward-looking” statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “provides,” “anticipates,” “assumes,” “can,” “will,” “meets,” “could,” “likely,” “intends,” “might,” “predicts,” “seeks,” “would,” “believes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “continues,” “goals,” “guidance,” or “outlook” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the company's current expectations about future requirements and needs, results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein include, without limitation: failure to achieve expected utilization rates, billing rates, and the necessary number of revenue-generating professionals; inability to expand or adjust our service offerings in response to market demands; our dependence on renewal of client-based services; dependence on new business and retention of current clients and qualified personnel; failure to maintain third-party provider relationships and strategic alliances; inability to license technology to and from third parties; the impairment of goodwill; various factors related to income and other taxes; difficulties in successfully integrating the businesses we acquire and achieving expected benefits from such acquisitions; risks relating to privacy, information security, and related laws and standards; and a general downturn in market conditions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including, among others, those described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in Huron's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any anticipated results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events, or for any other reason.

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenues and reimbursable expenses:

 

 

 

Revenues

$

355,961

 

 

$

317,895

 

Reimbursable expenses

 

7,424

 

 

 

8,490

 

Total revenues and reimbursable expenses

 

363,385

 

 

 

326,385

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Direct costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization included below)

 

253,303

 

 

 

228,383

 

Reimbursable expenses

 

7,584

 

 

 

8,624

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

74,268

 

 

 

62,289

 

Restructuring charges

 

2,337

 

 

 

2,284

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

5,972

 

 

 

6,374

 

Total operating expenses

 

343,464

 

 

 

307,954

 

Operating income

 

19,921

 

 

 

18,431

 

Other income (expense), net:

 

 

 

Interest expense, net of interest income

 

(5,140

)

 

 

(4,303

)

Other income, net

 

2,779

 

 

 

1,719

 

Total other expense, net

 

(2,361

)

 

 

(2,584

)

Income before taxes

 

17,560

 

 

 

15,847

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(446

)

 

 

2,428

 

Net income

$

18,006

 

 

$

13,419

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

Net income per basic share

$

0.99

 

 

$

0.70

 

Net income per diluted share

$

0.95

 

 

$

0.68

 

Weighted average shares used in calculating earnings per share:

 

 

 

Basic

 

18,196

 

 

 

19,119

 

Diluted

 

18,943

 

 

 

19,699

 

Comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

Net income

$

18,006

 

 

$

13,419

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax

 

(722

)

 

 

52

 

Unrealized gain (loss) on investment, net of tax

 

(1,447

)

 

 

3,873

 

Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedging instruments, net of tax

 

1,073

 

 

 

(2,329

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(1,096

)

 

 

1,596

 

Comprehensive income

$

16,910

 

 

$

15,015

 

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

18,642

 

 

$

12,149

 

Receivables from clients, net

 

215,141

 

 

 

162,566

 

Unbilled services, net

 

173,081

 

 

 

190,869

 

Income tax receivable

 

9,339

 

 

 

6,385

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

34,755

 

 

 

28,491

 

Total current assets

 

450,958

 

 

 

400,460

 

Property and equipment, net

 

24,578

 

 

 

23,728

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

2,299

 

 

 

2,288

 

Long-term investments

 

73,467

 

 

 

75,414

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

22,898

 

 

 

24,131

 

Other non-current assets

 

100,005

 

 

 

92,336

 

Intangible assets, net

 

25,649

 

 

 

18,074

 

Goodwill

 

647,100

 

 

 

625,711

 

Total assets

$

1,346,954

 

 

$

1,262,142

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

13,963

 

 

$

10,074

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

36,640

 

 

 

33,087

 

Accrued payroll and related benefits

 

87,675

 

 

 

225,921

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

13,750

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of operating lease liabilities

 

11,338

 

 

 

11,032

 

Deferred revenues

 

24,722

 

 

 

22,461

 

Total current liabilities

 

188,088

 

 

 

302,575

 

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

Deferred compensation and other liabilities

 

38,932

 

 

 

35,665

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

558,897

 

 

 

324,000

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

36,767

 

 

 

38,850

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

28,664

 

 

 

28,160

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

663,260

 

 

 

426,675

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

Common stock; $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 21,237,828 and 21,316,441 shares issued, respectively

 

212

 

 

 

212

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 3,061,291 and 2,852,296 shares, respectively

 

(159,605

)

 

 

(142,136

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

200,235

 

 

 

236,962

 

Retained earnings

 

433,033

 

 

 

415,027

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

21,731

 

 

 

22,827

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

495,606

 

 

 

532,892

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

1,346,954

 

 

$

1,262,142

 

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net income

$

18,006

 

 

$

13,419

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

5,972

 

 

 

6,407

 

Non-cash lease expense

 

1,544

 

 

 

1,644

 

Lease-related impairment charges

 

849

 

 

 

1,870

 

Share-based compensation

 

13,949

 

 

 

11,562

 

Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs

 

223

 

 

 

191

 

Allowances for doubtful accounts

 

16

 

 

 

3

 

Deferred income taxes

 

602

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of property and equipment, excluding transaction costs

 

 

 

 

1

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

 

516

 

 

 

435

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and divestiture:

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in receivables from clients, net

 

(51,116

)

 

 

827

 

(Increase) decrease in unbilled services, net

 

18,097

 

 

 

(31,669

)

(Increase) decrease in current income tax receivable / payable, net

 

(3,363

)

 

 

1,487

 

(Increase) decrease in other assets

 

(5,008

)

 

 

(5,205

)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities

 

4,437

 

 

 

(1,881

)

Increase (decrease) in accrued payroll and related benefits

 

(132,290

)

 

 

(89,843

)

Increase (decrease) in deferred revenues

 

(3,158

)

 

 

(1,349

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(130,724

)

 

 

(92,101

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(1,192

)

 

 

(1,956

)

Investment in life insurance policies

 

(806

)

 

 

(1,833

)

Purchases of businesses

 

(21,150

)

 

 

38

 

Capitalization of internally developed software costs

 

(7,605

)

 

 

(6,575

)

Proceeds from note receivable

 

154

 

 

 

154

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(30,599

)

 

 

(10,172

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

 

1,167

 

 

 

627

 

Shares redeemed for employee tax withholdings

 

(20,927

)

 

 

(9,529

)

Share repurchases

 

(60,998

)

 

 

(45,133

)

Proceeds from bank borrowings

 

566,000

 

 

 

201,000

 

Repayments of bank borrowings

 

(316,000

)

 

 

(44,000

)

Payments for debt issuance costs

 

(1,383

)

 

 

(16

)

Deferred payments on business acquisition

 

 

 

 

(500

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

167,859

 

 

 

102,449

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(43

)

 

 

16

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

6,493

 

 

 

192

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

12,149

 

 

 

11,834

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

$

18,642

 

 

$

12,026

 

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS AND OTHER OPERATING DATA

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

Percent Increase (Decrease)

Segment and Consolidated Operating Results (in thousands):

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

Healthcare:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

180,742

 

 

$

149,049

 

 

21.3

%

Operating income

 

$

42,694

 

 

$

32,255

 

 

32.4

%

Segment operating margin

 

 

23.6

%

 

 

21.6

%

 

 

Education:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

111,583

 

 

$

104,147

 

 

7.1

%

Operating income

 

$

21,956

 

 

$

23,165

 

 

(5.2

)%

Segment operating margin

 

 

19.7

%

 

 

22.2

%

 

 

Commercial:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

63,636

 

 

$

64,699

 

 

(1.6

)%

Operating income

 

$

14,039

 

 

$

14,067

 

 

(0.2

)%

Segment operating margin

 

 

22.1

%

 

 

21.7

%

 

 

Total Huron:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

355,961

 

 

$

317,895

 

 

12.0

%

Reimbursable expenses

 

 

7,424

 

 

 

8,490

 

 

(12.6

)%

Total revenues and reimbursable expenses

 

$

363,385

 

 

$

326,385

 

 

11.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

78,689

 

 

$

69,487

 

 

13.2

%

Items not allocated at the segment level:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

52,507

 

 

 

44,056

 

 

19.2

%

Restructuring charges

 

 

2,233

 

 

 

2,284

 

 

(2.2

)%

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

4,028

 

 

 

4,716

 

 

(14.6

)%

Operating income

 

 

19,921

 

 

 

18,431

 

 

8.1

%

Other expense, net

 

 

(2,361

)

 

 

(2,584

)

 

(8.6

)%

Income before taxes

 

$

17,560

 

 

$

15,847

 

 

10.8

%

Other Operating Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of revenue-generating professionals by segment (at period end) (1)(2):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare

 

 

2,279

 

 

 

1,780

 

 

28.0

%

Education

 

 

1,231

 

 

 

1,069

 

 

15.2

%

Commercial (3)

 

 

2,293

 

 

 

2,164

 

 

6.0

%

Total

 

 

5,803

 

 

 

5,013

 

 

15.8

%

Revenue by capability:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting and Managed Services (4)(5)

 

$

201,559

 

 

$

177,194

 

 

13.8

%

Digital

 

 

154,402

 

 

 

140,701

 

 

9.7

%

Total

 

$

355,961

 

 

$

317,895

 

 

12.0

%

Number of revenue-generating professionals by capability (at period end)(1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting and Managed Services (4)(6)

 

 

2,891

 

 

 

2,360

 

 

22.5

%

Digital

 

 

2,912

 

 

 

2,653

 

 

9.8

%

Total

 

 

5,803

 

 

 

5,013

 

 

15.8

%

Utilization rate by capability (7):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting

 

 

70.2

%

 

 

76.3

%

 

 

Digital

 

 

74.3

%

 

 

71.0

%

 

 

(1) 

 

Consists of our full-time consultants who generate revenues based on the number of hours worked; full-time equivalents, which consists of coaches and their support staff within the culture and organizational excellence solution, consultants who work variable schedules as needed by clients, and full-time employees who provide software support and maintenance services to clients; and our Healthcare managed services employees who provide revenue cycle billing, collections, insurance verification and change integrity services to clients.

(2)

 

During the first quarter of 2024, we reclassified certain revenue-generating professionals within our Digital capability from our Healthcare and Education segments to our Commercial segment as these professionals are able to provide services across all of our industries. This reclassification did not impact the total Digital capability headcount for any period. The prior period headcount has been revised for consistent presentation.

(3)

 

The majority of our revenue-generating professionals within our Commercial segment can provide services across all of our industries, including healthcare and education, and the related costs of these professionals are allocated to each of the segments.

(4) 

 

During the first quarter of 2024, we reclassified one of the offerings within Education's Consulting capability to Education's Managed Services capability. Revenues generated by this offering during the quarters ended March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, September 30, 2023, and December 31, 2023 were $2.8 million, $2.2 million, $2.4 million, and $2.7 million, respectively, and during the years ended December 31, 2022 and 2023 were $15.0 million and $10.1 million, respectively. The number of revenue-generating professionals within this offering as of December 31, 2022, March 31, 2023, June 30, 2023, September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2023 were 54, 24, 24, 24 and 23, respectively.

   

This reclassification did not impact the aggregate revenues or headcount reported for the Education Consulting and Managed Services capability for any period, and the prior period Education Managed Services capability revenues and headcount in the following footnotes have been revised for consistent presentation.

(5)

 

Managed Services capability revenues within our Healthcare segment was $17.5 million and $19.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

   

Managed Services capability revenues within our Education segment was $7.4 million for both the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

(6)

 

The number of Managed Services revenue-generating professionals within our Healthcare segment was 1,087 and 726 as of March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

   

The number of Managed Services revenue-generating professionals within our Education segment was 132 and 125 as of March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

(7) 

 

Utilization rate is calculated by dividing the number of hours our billable consultants worked on client assignments during a period by the total available working hours for these billable consultants during the same period. Available working hours are determined by the standard hours worked by each billable consultant, adjusted for part-time hours, and U.S. standard work weeks. Available working hours exclude local country holidays and vacation days. Utilization rates are presented for our revenue-generating professionals who primarily bill on an hourly basis. We have not presented utilization rates for our Managed Services professionals as most of the revenues generated by these employees are not billed on an hourly basis.

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME

TO ADJUSTED EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION (8)

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenues

$

355,961

 

 

$

317,895

 

Net income

$

18,006

 

 

$

13,419

 

Add back:

 

 

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

(446

)

 

 

2,428

 

Interest expense, net of interest income

 

5,140

 

 

 

4,303

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

6,181

 

 

 

6,553

 

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) (8)

 

28,881

 

 

 

26,703

 

Add back:

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

2,337

 

 

 

2,284

 

Other losses

 

1,568

 

 

 

435

 

Transaction-related expenses

 

1,497

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency transaction losses (gains), net

 

(465

)

 

 

80

 

Adjusted EBITDA (8)

$

33,818

 

 

$

29,502

 

Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues (8)

 

9.5

%

 

 

9.3

%

HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME (8)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Net income

$

18,006

 

 

$

13,419

 

Weighted average shares - diluted

 

18,943

 

 

 

19,699

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.95

 

 

$

0.68

 

Add back:

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

1,690

 

 

 

2,231

 

Restructuring charges

 

2,337

 

 

 

2,284

 

Other losses

 

1,568

 

 

 

435

 

Transaction-related expenses

 

1,497

 

 

 

 

Tax effect of adjustments

 

(1,844

)

 

 

(1,312

)

Total adjustments, net of tax

 

5,248

 

 

 

3,638

 

Adjusted net income (8)

$

23,254

 

 

$

17,057

 

Adjusted weighted average shares - diluted

 

18,943

 

 

 

19,699

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (8)

$

1.23

 

 

$

0.87

(8) 

 

In evaluating the company’s financial performance and outlook, management uses earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP measures. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to gain an understanding of the company's comparative operating performance (when comparing such results with previous periods or forecasts). These non-GAAP financial measures are used by management in their financial and operating decision making because management believes they reflect the company's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures when publicly providing the company's business outlook, for internal management purposes, and as a basis for evaluating potential acquisitions and dispositions. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating Huron’s current operating performance and future prospects in the same manner as management does, if they so choose, and in comparing in a consistent manner Huron’s current financial results with Huron’s past financial results. Investors should recognize that these non-GAAP measures might not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance, cash flows or liquidity prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

 

MEDIA CONTACT Allie Bovis abovis@hcg.com INVESTOR CONTACT John D. Kelly investor@hcg.com

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