Vectrus, Inc. (VEC) Tops Q4 EPS by 26c, Revenues Miss; Offers FY21 Revenue Guidance Above Consensus, FY21 EPS Mid-Point Guidance Above Consensus

March 2, 2021 4:18 PM EST

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Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC) reported Q4 EPS of $1.18, $0.26 better than the analyst estimate of $0.92. Revenue for the quarter came in at $355.3 million versus the consensus estimate of $361.81 million.

  • Fourth quarter 2020 revenue of $355.3 million was down year on year by 2.7% mainly due to COVID-19 pandemic-related deferrals of $25.8 million or 7.1%. Revenue was up $2.9 million sequentially or 0.8%.
  • Operating income was $13.7 million or 3.9% margin in the fourth quarter of 2020. Adjusted operating income1 was $15.8 million or 4.4% margin. Fourth quarter operating margin was negatively impacted by 10 basis points due to COVID-19 pandemic-related deferrals.
  • EBITDA1 was $15.8 million or 4.5% margin for the fourth quarter 2020. Adjusted EBITDA1 was $17.9 million or a record 5.0% margin for the fourth quarter 2020. Fourth quarter 2020 EBITDA margin was negatively impacted by 10 basis points due to COVID-19 pandemic-related deferrals.
  • Fully diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $1.42. Diluted EPS was favorably affected by the recognition of a tax benefit in the period relating to 2018, 2019 and 2020 of $0.60. Adjusted diluted EPS1 for the quarter was $1.18. Fully diluted EPS and Adjusted diluted EPS1 were negatively impacted by $0.10 due to COVID-19 pandemic related deferrals.

"Our 2020 results reflect the operating and financial resiliency of our business model, the dedication of our team to our clients' missions, and the advancements we're making to lead in the converged infrastructure market," said Chuck Prow, Chief Executive Officer of Vectrus. "Our team did an outstanding job delivering high operational readiness in support of our clients' critical infrastructures and national security missions across the globe despite the challenging environment."

"We ended 2020 on a high note, achieving several important milestones during the fourth quarter," said Prow. "In December, Vectrus was formally announced as the winner of the Operations, Maintenance and Defense of Army Communications ("OMDAC-SWACA") recompete. OMDAC-SWACA adds $882 million in backlog to Vectrus over a five-year period of performance and will represent 30 years of client support associated with this important mission. We are proud of the Army's continued confidence in Vectrus to provide uninterrupted support, reliability, and protection of the largest, most dynamic network ever deployed in combat. We also reported record backlog and adjusted EBITDA margin1 of $5.1 billion and 5.0%, respectively. In addition, we reported strong operating cash flows of $50.9 million excluding the benefit from the CARES Act, a new company high. Finally, on December 31, 2020, Vectrus acquired two companies, Zenetex and HHB, that accelerate our converged infrastructure strategy and enable us to deliver a more integrated and comprehensive suite of solutions to our clients globally."

"Zenetex brings new capabilities including high-end logistics, integrated security, mission-critical readiness services for vital defense aviation programs, while expanding our engineering and digital integration offerings," said Prow. "Importantly, the acquisition brings unique access to new intelligence and foreign military clients, providing key channels for future growth."

Prow continued, "HHB provides integrated solutions that support physical and digital infrastructures within the intelligence community and enhances our capabilities in computer-aided facility management, engineering, design, and planning. The company also provides asset management, logistics, information technology and cybersecurity solutions."

"I am delighted with the new talent, clients, and capabilities that will enhance the diversification of our business. We look forward to leveraging our combined capabilities to accelerate growth and yield greater opportunities for the business," said Prow.

"We announced a robust end to the year, reporting fourth quarter 2020 adjusted EBITDA margin1 of 5.0%, the highest level in our company's history. This is a result of our continued focus on automating our core program and support processes, cost efficiencies, supply chain leverage and technology enhancements to modernize our programs and support functions," said Susan Lynch, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "Additionally, we reported record operating cash flows. Excluding the impact of the CARES Act, operating cash flow conversion was 140% as compared to adjusted net income1. Vectrus continues to generate significant positive cash flows, a testament to the resiliency of our business model."

"During the quarter and in conjunction with our acquisitions, we also negotiated and expanded our credit facility, increasing the amount of funding available under our revolver while improving our covenants. This improved facility is indicative of our strong financial position and the substantial visibility associated with our $5.1 billion backlog. Our balance sheet remains strong and provides flexibility for the company to pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities that align with our strategy," said Lynch.

GUIDANCE:

Vectrus, Inc. sees FY2021 EPS of $3.48-$4.08, versus the consensus of $3.74. Vectrus, Inc. sees FY2021 revenue of $1.645-1.715 billion, versus the consensus of $1.52 billion.

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