Science Applications Int’l (NYSE: SAIC) shares jumped 4.2% on March 28 to close at $95.49, after the company delivered blowout fourth-quarter results and issued FY2023 earnings guidance ahead of analyst expectations.
Science Applications is an American company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and provides government services and information technology support. SAIC shares have gained 16% over the past year.
Adjusted earnings of $1.50 per share massively beat analysts’ expectations of $1.24 per share. However, it was lower than reported earnings of $1.67 per share for the prior-year period.
Revenues jumped 4% year-over-year to $1.8 billion, and exceeded consensus estimates of $1.77 billion.
The increase in revenues reflects the ramp-up of new and existing contracts, as well as contributions from the acquisition of Halfaker and Associates, partially offset by contract completions.
Looking ahead, management provided financial guidance for FY2023.
The company forecasts FY2023 adjusted earnings in the range of $6.80 to $7.10 per share, while the consensus estimate is pegged at $6.84 per share.
Revenues are forecast to be in the range of $7.36 to $7.55 billion, versus the consensus estimate of $7.61 billion.
SAIC CEO, Nazzic Keen, commented “Our focus to begin fiscal year 2023 is on positioning our portfolio to maximize value for all stakeholders. The outlook we are providing demonstrates our ability to increase free cash flow and capital returns to shareholders while investing internally to drive growth.”
The Wall Street community is cautiously optimistic about the stock, with a Moderate Buy consensus rating based on two Buys and four Holds. The average Science Applications price forecast of $99.40 implies 4.09% upside potential to current levels.
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