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Syneos Health Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

  • Revenue for the second quarter of $1,360.7 million increased 6.1% on a reported basis and 8.3% on a constant currency basis year-over-year.
  • Clinical Solutions net new business awards and book-to-bill ratios:
    • Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $947.4 million for the second quarter, a year-over-year decline of 34.2% and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.92x, and $3,901.5 million for the trailing twelve months, a year-over-year decline of 21.7% and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.94x.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $758.5 million for the second quarter, a year-over-year decline of 15.1% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06x, and $3,608.6 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 10.5% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.29x.
  • Commercial Solutions net new business awards and book-to-bill ratios:
    • Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $271.7 million for the second quarter, year-over-year growth of 0.3% and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.81x, and $1,400.3 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 12.4% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09x.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $238.1 million for the second quarter, year-over-year growth of 2.5% and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83x, and $1,234.9 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 14.2% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.11x.
  • Year-over-year ending backlog:
    • Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, a year-over-year decline of 3.1% in Clinical Solutions and year-over-year growth of 14.4% in Deployment Solutions as of June 30, 2022.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, year-over-year growth of 12.1% in Clinical Solutions and year-over-year growth of 19.6% in Deployment Solutions as of June 30, 2022.
  • GAAP net income of $77.7 million increased 85.5% from $41.9 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $208.1 million increased 19.2% year-over-year.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.75 increased 87.5% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.25 increased 28.9% year-over-year.
  • Updated full year 2022 guidance.

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syneos Health (Nasdaq:SYNH), the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022.

“Our second quarter revenue and profitability reflect the strength of our strategy and our people’s skill in leading with a product development mindset to accelerate customer success in bringing critical therapies to patients,” said Michelle Keefe, CEO, Syneos Health. "As we enter the next chapter of growth for Syneos Health, we will focus our investments on the integration of clinical, medical affairs and commercial across complex therapeutic areas for customers, the streamlining of operations to drive innovation and simplification, and the further digitalization of our capabilities using AI, data and insights to unlock additional value within the business for all of our stakeholders.”

Please refer to the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures" included in this press release and accompanying tables for important disclosures about non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation of these measures to the nearest GAAP measures.

Second Quarter 2022 Results

Revenue of $1,360.7 million increased 6.1% on a reported basis and 8.3% on a constant currency basis for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to the same period in the prior year, driven by growth in both the Clinical Solutions and Commercial Solutions segments. Revenue was below the midpoint of the Company’s guidance due to lower reimbursable expenses in Clinical Solutions and the impacts of foreign exchange. Clinical Solutions revenue increased 3.3% on a reported basis and 5.6% on a constant currency basis to $1,025.7 million. Acquisitions contributed approximately 90 basis points to Clinical Solutions reported revenue growth. Commercial Solutions revenue increased 15.7% on a reported basis and 17.5% on a constant currency basis to $335.0 million. Prior period segment results have been recast to conform to insignificant changes to management reporting in 2022.

GAAP net income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 increased 85.5% to $77.7 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.75, compared to GAAP net income of $41.9 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.40, for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Adjusted net income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 increased 26.9% to $129.1 million, resulting in adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.25, compared to adjusted net income of $101.7 million, or adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.97, for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2022, increased 19.2% to $208.1 million from the prior year.

First Half 2022 Results

Revenue of $2,697.0 million increased 8.3% on a reported basis and 9.9% on a constant currency basis for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to the same period in the prior year. Clinical Solutions revenue increased 5.8% on a reported basis and 7.6% on a constant currency basis to $2,044.1 million. Acquisitions contributed approximately 95 basis points to Clinical Solutions reported revenue growth. Commercial Solutions revenue increased 16.8% on a reported basis and 18.2% on a constant currency basis to $652.9 million.

GAAP net income for the six months ended June 30, 2022, increased 53.7% to $123.9 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.19, compared to GAAP net income of $80.6 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.77, for the six months ended June 30, 2021. Adjusted net income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 increased 26.6% to $234.2 million, resulting in adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.26, compared to adjusted net income of $184.9 million, or adjusted diluted EPS of $1.76, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2022 increased 17.2% to $381.7 million from the prior year.

Net New Business Awards and Backlog

Net new business awards and book-to-bill ratios for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2022 were as follows (dollars in millions):

    Three Months Ended
June 30, 2022
  Twelve Months Ended
June 30, 2022
    Net new business awards     Book-to-bill
ratio
    Net new business awards     Book-to-bill
ratio
 
Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses (a):      
Clinical Solutions   $ 947.4       0.92 x   $ 3,901.5       0.94 x
Commercial Solutions     271.7       0.81 x     1,400.3       1.09 x
Total   $ 1,219.1       0.90 x   $ 5,301.8       0.98 x
                         
Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses:      
Clinical Solutions   $ 758.5       1.06 x   $ 3,608.6       1.29 x
Commercial Solutions     238.1       0.83 x     1,234.9       1.11 x
Total   $ 996.6       0.99 x   $ 4,843.5       1.24 x
                                 

Our backlog as of June 30, 2022, was as follows (dollars in millions):

Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses (a):   2022     2021     Change  
Clinical Solutions   $ 10,634.4     $ 10,972.6       (3.1 )%
Commercial Solutions – Deployment Solutions     821.6       718.4       14.4 %
Total backlog   $ 11,456.0     $ 11,691.0       (2.0 )%
Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses:                  
Clinical Solutions   $ 6,980.2     $ 6,227.6       12.1 %
Commercial Solutions – Deployment Solutions     658.3       550.6       19.6 %
Total backlog   $ 7,638.5     $ 6,778.2       12.7 %
                         

(a) Net new business awards and book-to-bill ratios including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses for the trailing twelve months were impacted by the adjustment made to Clinical Solutions backlog in the fourth quarter of 2021 to reflect the Company’s expectation of reduced reimbursable expenses going forward.

Liquidity and Capital Management Update

Cash flows provided by operating activities were $99.9 million and $170.8 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively.

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company repaid $95.0 million on its revolving credit facility, leaving remaining capacity of $550.9 million as of June 30, 2022. The Company’s Net Leverage Ratio was 3.4x trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA.

During the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company did not repurchase any common stock. During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company repurchased $150.0 million of common stock and has $350.0 million of remaining share repurchase authorization available through December 31, 2024.

Full Year 2022 Business Outlook

The Company updated its full year 2022 guidance for revenue to reflect lower expected reimbursable expenses in its Clinical Solutions segment and the increased impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company’s underlying expectations for constant currency revenue growth, excluding reimbursable expenses, remain unchanged from its prior guidance. The Company updated its full-year 2022 guidance for GAAP Net Income, GAAP diluted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted EPS to reflect accelerated investments in its operations during the second half of 2022 to drive future growth and margin expansion.

The Company’s guidance takes into account a number of factors, including existing backlog, current sales pipeline, trends in cancellations and delays, trends in reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, and the Company’s ForwardBound initiative, which includes expansion of the Syneos Operations Network, process optimization, and automation initiatives. In addition, the guidance presented below represents the Company’s best efforts to estimate economic trends, including inflation, expected interest rates, the impact of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine on its business. Furthermore, the guidance presented below is based on foreign currency exchange rates as of July 15, 2022, expected interest rates, and the Company’s expected non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 23.5% for the year ending December 31, 2022. The guidance is based upon the Company’s estimated number of weighted average diluted shares outstanding and does not take into account any share repurchases beyond the second quarter of 2022. The Company’s full year 2022 guidance is outlined below:

    Updated Guidance Issued
August 2, 2022
    Previous Guidance Issued
April 29, 2022
   
    FY 2022     FY 2022    
    Low     High     Low     High    
    (in millions, except per share data)     (in millions, except per share data)    
Revenue   $ 5,440.0     $ 5,540.0     $ 5,600.0     $ 5,750.0    
GAAP Net Income     281.8       289.6       283.9       300.5    
GAAP Diluted EPS     2.72       2.79       2.73       2.89    
Adjusted EBITDA     835.0       865.0       845.0       885.0    
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $ 4.97     $ 5.11     $ 5.05     $ 5.25    
                                   

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Syneos Health will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET on August 2, 2022, to discuss its second quarter 2022 financial results. The live webcast will be available in listen-only mode in the Events section of the Company’s Investor Relations website at investor.syneoshealth.com. To participate in conference, please register in advance at this link. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation email detailing how to join the conference call, including the dial-in number along with a unique passcode and registrant ID that can be used to access the call.

A webcast replay will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Syneos Health website at investor.syneoshealth.com after 1:00 p.m. on August 2, 2022.

About Syneos Health

Syneos Health® (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose-built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, strategically blending clinical development, medical affairs and commercial capabilities to address modern market realities.

We bring together more than 29,000 minds, across more than 110 countries, with a deep understanding of patient and physician behaviors and market dynamics. Together we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients.

Syneos Health supports a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that cares for colleagues, customers, patients, communities and the environment.

To learn more about how we are Shortening the distance from lab to life®, visit syneoshealth.com or subscribe to our podcast.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and the war between Russia and Ukraine on our business, financial results and financial condition, expected interest rates, anticipated financial results for the full year 2022, our sales pipeline, existing backlog and expectations of net awards, expected non-GAAP tax rate, trends in reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, benefits of recent acquisitions, and plans for capital deployment. Actual results might differ materially from those explicit or implicit in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; the Company’s potential failure to generate a large number of new business awards and the risk of delay, termination, reduction in scope, or failure to go to contract of our business awards; the Company’s potential failure to convert backlog to revenue; fluctuations in the Company’s operating results and effective income tax rate; the impact of potentially underpricing the Company’s contracts, overrunning our cost estimates, or failing to receive approval for or experiencing delays with documentation of change orders; cyber-security and other risks associated with the Company’s information systems infrastructure; changes and costs of compliance with regulations related to data privacy; concentration of the Company’s customers or therapeutic areas; the risks associated with doing business internationally, including risks related to the war in Ukraine; challenges by tax authorities of the Company’s intercompany transfer pricing policies; the Company’s potential failure to successfully increase its market share, grow its business, and execute its growth strategies; the Company’s ability to effectively upgrade its information systems; the Company’s failure to perform its services in accordance with contractual requirements, regulatory standards, and ethical considerations; risks related to the management of clinical trials; the need to hire, develop, and retain key personnel; the impact of unfavorable economic conditions, including the uncertain international economic environment, changes in foreign currency exchange rates; effective income tax rate fluctuations; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property; risks related to the Company’s acquisition strategy, including its ability to realize synergies; the Company’s relationships with customers who are in competition with each other; any failure to realize the full value of the Company’s goodwill and intangible assets; risks related to restructuring; the Company’s compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws; the Company’s dependence on third parties; potential employment liability; impacts from increasing focus on environmental sustainability and social initiatives; the Company’s ability to utilize net operating loss carryforwards and other tax attributes; downgrades of the Company’s credit ratings; competition in the biopharmaceutical services industry; outsourcing trends and changes in aggregate spending and research and development budgets; the impact of, including changes in, government regulations and healthcare reform; intense competition faced by our customers from lower cost generic products and other competing products; the Company’s ability to keep pace with rapid technological change; the cost of and the Company’s ability to service its substantial indebtedness; other risks related to ownership of the Company’s common stock; and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 as updated by the Company’s other SEC filings, copies of which are available free of charge on the Company’s website at investor.syneoshealth.com. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Operating Metrics

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted net income (including adjusted diluted earnings per share), EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and non-GAAP effective income tax rate. We also present revenue growth in constant currency. Constant currency revenue growth is defined as revenues for a given period restated at the comparative period’s foreign currency exchange rates measured against the comparative period’s revenues. Constant currency segment revenue growth is defined as revenue for a given period restated at the comparative period’s foreign currency exchange rates measured against the comparative period’s revenues.

A “non-GAAP financial measure” is generally defined as a numerical measure of a company’s financial performance that excludes or includes amounts from the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of operations, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the Company.

The Company defines adjusted net income (including adjusted diluted earnings per share) as net income (including diluted earnings per share) excluding acquisition-related amortization; restructuring and other costs; transaction, integration-related and other expenses; share-based compensation expense; gain or loss on extinguishment of debt; other income (expense), net; and the income tax effect of the above adjustments.

EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, further adjusted to exclude expenses and transactions that the Company believes are not representative of its core operations, namely: restructuring and other costs; transaction, integration-related and other expenses; share-based compensation expense; other income (expense), net; and gain or loss on extinguishment of debt. The Company presents EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because it believes they are useful metrics for investors as they are commonly used by investors, analysts and debt holders to measure the Company’s ability to fund capital expenditures and meet working capital requirements.

Net Leverage represents total debt less cash and cash equivalents divided by trailing twelve month Adjusted EBITDA.

Each of the non-GAAP measures noted above are used by management and the Board to evaluate the Company’s core operating results because they exclude certain items whose fluctuations from period-to-period do not necessarily correspond to changes in the core operations of the business. Adjusted net income (including adjusted diluted earnings per share) and adjusted EBITDA are used by management and the Board to assess the performance of the Company’s business.

Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. Also, other companies might calculate these measures differently. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures included in this press release and the accompanying tables.

We also present certain key operating metrics, including a new operating metric, segment book-to-bill ratio excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, due to our expectations that reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses as a percentage of revenue will remain lower relative to pre-pandemic levels as discussed above. Specifically, Clinical Solutions book-to-bill ratio excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, represents Clinical Solutions net new business awards, excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, divided by Clinical Solutions revenue, excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, in each case for the respective period. Commercial Solutions book-to-bill ratio excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, represents Commercial Solutions net new business awards, excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, divided by Commercial Solutions revenue, excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, in each case for the respective period.

Investor Relations Contact:

Ronnie Speight
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: +1 919 745 2745
Email: Investor.Relations@syneoshealth.com

Press/Media Contact:

Gary Gatyas
Executive Director, External Communications
Phone: +1 908 763 3428
Email: gary.gatyas@syneoshealth.com

Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2022     2021     2022     2021  
       
Revenue   $ 1,360,739     $ 1,282,611     $ 2,696,992     $ 2,491,356  
                         
Costs and operating expenses:                        
Direct costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)     1,034,897       992,581       2,079,329       1,937,831  
Selling, general, and administrative expenses     139,040       144,669       279,206       281,983  
Restructuring and other costs     8,983       3,966       24,540       11,194  
Depreciation     21,241       18,158       41,820       36,605  
Amortization     39,980       39,553       81,603       79,044  
Total operating expenses     1,244,141       1,198,927       2,506,498       2,346,657  
Income from operations     116,598       83,684       190,494       144,699  
                         
Total other expense, net:                        
Interest expense, net     18,066       22,619       33,828       45,876  
Loss on extinguishment of debt           2,199             2,802  
Other (income) expense, net     (5,152 )     7,827       (510 )     (2,029 )
Total other expense, net     12,914       32,645       33,318       46,649  
Income before provision for income taxes     103,684       51,039       157,176       98,050  
Income tax expense     25,940       9,134       33,256       17,421  
Net income   $ 77,744     $ 41,905     $ 123,920     $ 80,629  
                         
Earnings per share:                        
Basic   $ 0.76     $ 0.40     $ 1.20     $ 0.77  
Diluted   $ 0.75     $ 0.40     $ 1.19     $ 0.77  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                        
Basic     102,596       103,937       103,130       104,105  
Diluted     103,072       105,019       103,741       105,238  
                                 

Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except par value)
(unaudited)

             
    June 30, 2022     December 31, 2021  
ASSETS            
Current assets:            
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   $ 105,988     $ 106,475  
Accounts receivable and unbilled services, net     1,606,951       1,524,890  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     168,932       135,091  
Total current assets     1,881,871       1,766,456  
Property and equipment, net     254,891       222,657  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     185,031       209,408  
Goodwill     4,898,050       4,956,015  
Intangible assets, net     759,436       854,067  
Deferred income tax assets     33,670       35,387  
Other long-term assets     203,723       193,103  
Total assets   $ 8,216,672     $ 8,237,093  
             
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY            
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $ 99,319     $ 107,535  
Accrued expenses     656,874       614,441  
Deferred revenue     887,180       868,455  
Current portion of operating lease obligations     40,408       43,058  
Current portion of finance lease obligations     23,678       20,627  
Total current liabilities     1,707,459       1,654,116  
Long-term debt     2,811,831       2,775,721  
Operating lease long-term obligations     181,994       205,798  
Finance lease long-term obligations     49,389       34,181  
Deferred income tax liabilities     82,519       78,062  
Other long-term liabilities     54,415       76,660  
Total liabilities     4,887,607       4,824,538  
             
Commitments and contingencies            
             
Shareholders’ equity:            
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 30,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021            
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 600,000 shares authorized, 102,647 and 103,764 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively     1,026       1,038  
Additional paid-in capital     3,425,584       3,474,088  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of taxes     (122,662 )     (49,618 )
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     25,117       (12,953 )
Total shareholders’ equity     3,329,065       3,412,555  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 8,216,672     $ 8,237,093  
                 

Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2022     2021  
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net income   $ 123,920     $ 80,629  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization     123,423       115,649  
Share-based compensation     33,524       33,792  
Recovery from doubtful accounts     (426 )     (473 )
Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes     4,206       (13,024 )
Foreign currency transaction adjustments     (9,069 )     (3,563 )
Fair value adjustment of contingent obligations           (597 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt           2,802  
Other non-cash items     (5,636 )     5,007  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:            
Accounts receivable, unbilled services, and deferred revenue     (77,602 )     (8,269 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     40,772       30,117  
Other assets and liabilities     (62,323 )     (26,275 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     170,789       215,795  
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Payments related to acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired     (1,574 )     (14,635 )
Proceeds from notes receivable from divestiture           5,000  
Purchases of property and equipment     (47,912 )     (22,337 )
(Investments in) proceeds from unconsolidated affiliates     (1,577 )     692  
Net cash used in investing activities     (51,063 )     (31,280 )
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of discount           494,505  
Payments of debt financing costs           (544 )
Repayments of long-term debt           (602,277 )
Proceeds from accounts receivable financing agreement           65,000  
Proceeds from revolving line of credit     130,000        
Repayments of revolving line of credit     (95,000 )      
Payments of contingent consideration related to acquisitions           (6,196 )
Payments of finance leases     (1,886 )     (8,380 )
Payments for repurchases of common stock     (149,961 )     (117,521 )
Proceeds from exercises of stock options     12,390       14,482  
Payments related to tax withholdings for share-based compensation     (30,062 )     (29,892 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (134,519 )     (190,823 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     14,306       (4,730 )
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     (487 )     (11,038 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash – beginning of period     106,475       272,173  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash – end of period   $ 105,988     $ 261,135  
                 

Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2022     2021     2022     2021  
EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA:                        
Net income, as reported   $ 77,744     $ 41,905     $ 123,920     $ 80,629  
Interest expense, net     18,066       22,619       33,828       45,876  
Income tax expense     25,940       9,134       33,256       17,421  
Depreciation     21,241       18,158       41,820       36,605  
Amortization (a)     39,980       39,553       81,603       79,044  
EBITDA     182,971       131,369       314,427       259,575  
Restructuring and other costs (b)     8,983       3,966       24,540       11,194  
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses (c)     5,114       12,847       9,753       20,420  
Share-based compensation (d)     16,191       16,439       33,524       33,792  
Other (income) expense, net (e)     (5,152 )     7,827       (510 )     (2,029 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (f)           2,199             2,802  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 208,107     $ 174,647     $ 381,734     $ 325,754  
                                 


Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2022     2021     2022     2021  
Adjusted net income:                        
Net income, as reported   $ 77,744     $ 41,905     $ 123,920     $ 80,629  
Amortization (a)     39,980       39,553       81,603       79,044  
Restructuring and other costs (b)     8,983       3,966       24,540       11,194  
Transaction, integration-related, and other expenses (c)     5,114       12,847       9,753       20,420  
Share-based compensation (d)     16,191       16,439       33,524       33,792  
Other (income) expense, net (e)     (5,152 )     7,827       (510 )     (2,029 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (f)           2,199             2,802  
Income tax adjustment to normalized rate (g)     (13,728 )     (22,995 )     (38,674 )     (40,965 )
Adjusted net income   $ 129,132     $ 101,741     $ 234,156     $ 184,887  
                         
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding     103,072       105,019       103,741       105,238  
                         
Adjusted diluted earnings per share   $ 1.25     $ 0.97     $ 2.26     $ 1.76  
  1. Represents the amortization of intangible assets associated with acquired backlog, customer relationships, trade names and trademarks, intellectual property, patient communities, and acquired technologies.
  2. Restructuring and other costs consist primarily of severance costs associated with a reduction/optimization of our workforce in line with our expectations of future business operations and termination costs in connection with abandonment and closure of redundant facilities and other lease-related charges.
  3. Represents fees associated with acquisitions, stock repurchases and secondary stock offerings, debt placement and refinancings, and other corporate transactions costs. Other expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 include costs resulting from the war in Ukraine, including costs related to impacted employees and ongoing assessment of imposed sanctions.
  4. Represents non-cash share-based compensation expense related to awards granted under equity incentive plans.
  5. Other (income) expense is comprised primarily of foreign currency exchange gains and losses, other gains and losses related to investments, and contingent consideration related to divested businesses.
  6. Loss on extinguishment of debt is associated with debt prepayments and refinancing activities.
  7. Represents the income tax effect of the non-GAAP adjustments made to arrive at adjusted net income using an estimated effective tax rate of approximately 23.5% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, and 24.0% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. These rates have been adjusted to exclude tax impacts related to valuation allowances recorded against deferred tax assets.

Syneos Health, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP
Full Year 2022 Guidance
(in millions, except per share data)
(unaudited)

    Updated Guidance Issued
August 2, 2022
    Previous Guidance Issued
April 29, 2022
 
    Low     High     Low     High  
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:                        
GAAP net income   $ 281.8     $ 289.6     $ 283.9     $ 300.5  
Adjustments (a):                        
Interest expense, net     76.5       85.5       76.0       86.0  
Income tax expense     106.9       109.9       110.4       116.9  
Depreciation     85.0       87.0       83.6       85.6  
Amortization     162.0       162.0       162.0       162.0  
EBITDA     712.2       734.0       715.9       750.9  
Restructuring and other costs     37.0       39.0       30.0       32.0  
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses     23.7       26.3       28.5       29.5  
Share-based compensation     62.2       65.8       66.0       68.0  
Other (income) expense, net     (0.1 )     (0.1 )     4.6       4.6  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 835.0     $ 865.0     $ 845.0     $ 885.0  
                                 

    Updated Guidance Issued
August 2, 2022
    Previous Guidance Issued
April 29, 2022
 
    Adjusted
Net Income
    Adjusted Diluted
Earnings Per Share
    Adjusted
Net Income
    Adjusted Diluted
Earnings Per Share
 
    Low     High     Low     High     Low     High     Low     High  
Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share:                                                
GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share   $ 281.8     $ 289.6     $ 2.72     $ 2.79     $ 283.9     $ 300.5     $ 2.73     $ 2.89  
Adjustments:                                                
Amortization (a)     162.0       162.0       1.56       1.56       162.0       162.0       1.56       1.56  
Restructuring and other costs (a)     37.0       39.0       0.36       0.38       30.0       32.0       0.29       0.31  
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses (a)     23.7       26.3       0.23       0.25       28.5       29.5       0.27       0.28  
Share-based compensation (a)     62.2       65.8       0.60       0.63       66.0       68.0       0.64       0.65  
Other (income) expense, net (a)     (0.1 )     (0.1 )                 4.6       4.6       0.04       0.04  
Income tax adjustment to normalized rate (b)     (51.4 )     (52.9 )     (0.50 )     (0.51 )     (50.7 )     (50.8 )     (0.49 )     (0.49 )
Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share (c)   $ 515.2     $ 529.7     $ 4.97     $ 5.11     $ 524.3     $ 545.8     $ 5.05     $ 5.25  
  1. Amounts are estimates with an estimated range of +/- 5% and are presented gross without the benefit of associated income tax deduction.
  2. Income tax expense is calculated and the adjustments are tax-affected at an approximate effective rate of 23.5%, which represents the Company’s estimated full year non-GAAP effective tax rate.
  3. Guidance for Adjusted Diluted EPS is based on an expectation of a fully diluted weighted average share count for the year ending December 31, 2022 of approximately 103.6 million shares, which will vary by quarter.

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