Syneos Health Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

April 29, 2022

Highlights

  • Revenue for the first quarter of $1,336.3 million increased 10.5% on a reported basis and 11.7% 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, $1,241.9 million for the first quarter, year-over-year growth of 1.6% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.22x, and $4,392.9 million for the trailing twelve months, a year-over-year decline of 7.1% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07x.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $912.7 million for the first quarter, year-over-year growth of 20.3% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.32x, and $3,743.4 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 22.6% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.37x.
  • Commercial Solutions net new business awards and book-to-bill ratios:
    • Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $366.7 million for the first quarter, year-over-year growth of 12.2% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15x, and $1,399.6 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 21.8% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.13x.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, $323.0 million for the first quarter, year-over-year growth of 11.6% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.17x, and $1,229.0 million for the trailing twelve months, year-over-year growth of 23.7% and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.14x.
  • Year-over-year ending backlog growth:
    • Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, 2.5% in Clinical Solutions and 21.7% in Deployment Solutions as of March 31, 2022.
    • Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses, 16.6% in Clinical Solutions and 26.4% in Deployment Solutions as of March 31, 2022.
  • GAAP net income of $46.2 million increased 19.2% from $38.7 million in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $173.6 million increased 14.9% year-over-year.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.44 increased 18.9% from $0.37 in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.01 increased 27.8% year-over-year.
  • Updated full year 2022 guidance.

MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syneos Health (Nasdaq:SYNH), the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

“Strong fundamentals and execution, powered by innovative data and technology insights drove robust earnings and profitability growth in the first quarter,” said Alistair Macdonald, CEO, Syneos Health. “Our product development expertise is enabling us to deliver against our strategy and accelerate customer success. We expect continued growth propelled by customer adoption of our integrated solutions, recent acquisitions, and comprehensive Syneos One and Medical Affairs offerings.”

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.

First Quarter 2022 Results

Revenue of $1,336.3 million increased 10.5% on a reported basis and 11.7% on a constant currency basis for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared to the same period in the prior year, driven by growth in both the Clinical Solutions and Commercial Solutions segments. Clinical Solutions revenue increased 8.4% on a reported basis and 9.6% on a constant currency basis to $1,018.4 million. Acquisitions contributed approximately 100 basis points to Clinical Solutions reported revenue growth. Commercial Solutions revenue increased 18.1% on a reported basis and 18.9% on a constant currency basis to $317.9 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 March 31, 2022, increased 19.2% to $46.2 million, resulting in diluted earnings per share of $0.44, compared to GAAP net income of $38.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.37, for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased 26.3% to $105.0 million, resulting in adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.01, compared to adjusted net income of $83.1 million, or adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.79, for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased 14.9% to $173.6 million from the same period in 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 March 31, 2022, were as follows (in millions):

  Three Months Ended
March 31, 2022
  Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2022
 
  Net new business awards  Book-to-bill
ratio
  Net new business awards  Book-to-bill
ratio
 
Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses (a): (dollars in millions) 
Clinical Solutions $1,241.9   1.22x $4,392.9   1.07x
Commercial Solutions  366.7   1.15x  1,399.6   1.13x
Total $1,608.6   1.20x $5,792.5   1.08x
                 
Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses:   
Clinical Solutions $912.7   1.32x $3,743.4   1.37x
Commercial Solutions  323.0   1.17x  1,229.0   1.14x
Total $1,235.7   1.27x $4,972.4   1.30x


Our backlog as of March 31, 2022, was as follows (in millions):

Including reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses (a): 2022  2021  Growth %
Clinical Solutions $10,772.3  $10,514.6   2.5%
Commercial Solutions - Deployment Solutions  861.8   708.1   21.7%
Total backlog $11,634.1  $11,222.7   3.7%
Excluding reimbursable out-of-pocket expenses:            
Clinical Solutions $6,977.5  $5,982.1   16.6%
Commercial Solutions - Deployment Solutions  688.8   544.9   26.4%
Total backlog $7,666.3  $6,527.0   17.5%

(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 $70.9 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022. The Company’s Net Leverage Ratio was 3.6x trailing twelve months Adjusted EBITDA.

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company drew $130.0 million on its revolving credit facility to partially fund share repurchases, leaving a remaining capacity of $455.8 million as of March 31, 2022.

During the three months ended March 31, 2022, the Company repurchased $150.0 million of common stock and has $32.5 million of remaining share repurchase authorization available through December 31, 2022.

Full Year 2022 Business Outlook

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 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 March 31, 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 first quarter of 2022. The Company's full year 2022 guidance is outlined below:

  Previous Guidance Issued February 17, 2022  Updated 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 $5,600.0  $5,750.0  $5,600.0  $5,750.0 
GAAP Net Income  281.1   300.7   283.9   300.5 
GAAP Diluted EPS  2.66   2.84   2.73   2.89 
Adjusted EBITDA  840.0   880.0   845.0   885.0 
Adjusted Diluted EPS $4.98  $5.24  $5.05  $5.25 


Webcast and Conference Call Details

Syneos Health will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on April 29, 2022, to discuss its first 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 via phone, please register in advance at this link. Upon registration, all telephone 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.

An archived replay of the conference call is expected to be available online at investor.syneoshealth.com after 1:00 p.m. ET on April 29, 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 approximately 28,000 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 Syneos Health is 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 on our business, financial results and financial condition, expected interest rates, anticipated financial results for the full year 2022, 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 March 31, 
  2022  2021 
   
Revenue $1,336,253  $1,208,745 
         
Costs and operating expenses:        
Direct costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)  1,044,432   945,250 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses  140,166   137,314 
Restructuring and other costs  15,557   7,228 
Depreciation  20,579   18,447 
Amortization  41,623   39,491 
Total operating expenses  1,262,357   1,147,730 
Income from operations  73,896   61,015 
         
Total other expense, net:        
Interest expense, net  15,762   23,257 
Loss on extinguishment of debt     603 
Other expense (income), net  4,642   (9,856)
Total other expense, net  20,404   14,004 
Income before provision for income taxes  53,492   47,011 
Income tax expense  7,316   8,287 
Net income $46,176  $38,724 
         
Earnings per share:        
Basic $0.45  $0.37 
Diluted $0.44  $0.37 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:        
Basic  103,665   104,274 
Diluted  104,410   105,457 


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

         
  March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash $119,151  $106,475 
Accounts receivable and unbilled services, net  1,596,315   1,524,890 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  160,792   135,091 
Total current assets  1,876,258   1,766,456 
Property and equipment, net  240,015   222,657 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  201,407   209,408 
Goodwill  4,942,727   4,956,015 
Intangible assets, net  808,931   854,067 
Deferred income tax assets  34,788   35,387 
Other long-term assets  199,835   193,103 
Total assets $8,303,961  $8,237,093 
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable $108,315  $107,535 
Accrued expenses  657,084   614,441 
Deferred revenue  891,750   868,455 
Current portion of operating lease obligations  43,234   43,058 
Current portion of finance lease obligations  21,998   20,627 
Total current liabilities  1,722,381   1,654,116 
Long-term debt  2,906,270   2,775,721 
Operating lease long-term obligations  195,557   205,798 
Finance lease long-term obligations  40,162   34,181 
Deferred income tax liabilities  78,609   78,062 
Other long-term liabilities  59,423   76,660 
Total liabilities  5,002,402   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 March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021      
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 600,000 shares authorized, 102,558 and 103,764 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively  1,026   1,038 
Additional paid-in capital  3,410,524   3,474,088 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of taxes  (57,364)  (49,618)
Accumulated deficit  (52,627)  (12,953)
Total shareholders' equity  3,301,559   3,412,555 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $8,303,961  $8,237,093 


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

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
  2022  2021 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income $46,176  $38,724 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization  62,202   57,938 
Share-based compensation  17,333   17,353 
Recovery from doubtful accounts  (108)  (187)
Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes  1,000   (4,653)
Foreign currency transaction adjustments  434   (9,522)
Fair value adjustment of contingent obligations     (597)
Loss on extinguishment of debt     603 
Other non-cash items  (1,945)  953 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisitions:        
Accounts receivable, unbilled services, and deferred revenue  (49,905)  30,997 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  39,650   518 
Other assets and liabilities  (43,950)  (5,039)
Net cash provided by operating activities  70,887   127,088 
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Payments related to acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired  (1,727)  (9,982)
Purchases of property and equipment  (23,474)  (11,173)
(Investments in) proceeds from unconsolidated affiliates  (296)  1,374 
Net cash used in investing activities  (25,497)  (19,781)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Payments of debt financing costs     (49)
Repayments of long-term debt     (105,856)
Proceeds from accounts receivable financing agreement     65,000 
Proceeds from revolving line of credit  130,000    
Payments of contingent consideration related to acquisitions     (6,196)
Payments of finance leases  (2,193)  (4,269)
Payments for repurchases of common stock  (149,961)  (44,505)
Proceeds from exercises of stock options  11,483   10,804 
Payments related to tax withholdings for share-based compensation  (25,901)  (26,295)
Net cash used in financing activities  (36,572)  (111,366)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash  3,858   (3,425)
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash  12,676   (7,484)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - beginning of period  106,475   272,173 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - end of period $119,151  $264,689 


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

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
  2022  2021 
EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA:        
Net income, as reported $46,176  $38,724 
Interest expense, net  15,762   23,257 
Income tax expense  7,316   8,287 
Depreciation  20,579   18,447 
Amortization (a)  41,623   39,491 
EBITDA  131,456   128,206 
Restructuring and other costs (b)  15,557   7,228 
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses (c)  4,639   7,573 
Share-based compensation (d)  17,333   17,353 
Other expense (income), net (e)  4,642   (9,856)
Loss on extinguishment of debt (f)     603 
Adjusted EBITDA $173,627  $151,107 


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

  Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
  2022  2021 
Adjusted net income:        
Net income, as reported $46,176  $38,724 
Amortization (a)  41,623   39,491 
Restructuring and other costs (b)  15,557   7,228 
Transaction, integration-related, and other expenses (c)  4,639   7,573 
Share-based compensation (d)  17,333   17,353 
Other expense (income), net (e)  4,642   (9,856)
Loss on extinguishment of debt (f)     603 
Income tax adjustment to normalized rate (g)  (24,946)  (17,970)
Adjusted net income $105,024  $83,146 
         
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding  104,410   105,457 
         
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $1.01  $0.79 
  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 months ended March 31, 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, and other gains and losses related to investments.
  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 months ended March 31, 2022, and 24.0% for the three months ended March 31, 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)

  Previous Guidance Issued
February 17, 2022
  Updated Guidance Issued
April 29, 2022
 
  Low  High  Low  High 
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:                
GAAP net income $281.1  $300.7  $283.9  $300.5 
Adjustments (a):                
Interest expense, net  70.0   72.0   76.0   86.0 
Income tax expense  120.4   128.8   110.4   116.9 
Depreciation  82.0   84.0   83.6   85.6 
Amortization  160.0   162.0   162.0   162.0 
EBITDA  713.5   747.5   715.9   750.9 
Restructuring and other costs  29.5   31.5   30.0   32.0 
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses  29.0   31.0   28.5   29.5 
Share-based compensation  68.0   70.0   66.0   68.0 
Other expense, net        4.6   4.6 
Adjusted EBITDA $840.0  $880.0  $845.0  $885.0 


  Previous Guidance Issued
February 17, 2022
  Updated 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 $281.1  $300.7  $2.66  $2.84  $283.9  $300.5  $2.73  $2.89 
Adjustments:                                
Amortization (a)  160.0   162.0   1.51   1.53   162.0   162.0   1.56   1.56 
Restructuring and other costs (a)  29.5   31.5   0.28   0.30   30.0   32.0   0.29   0.31 
Transaction, integration-related and other expenses (a)  29.0   31.0   0.27   0.29   28.5   29.5   0.27   0.28 
Share-based compensation (a)  68.0   70.0   0.64   0.66   66.0   68.0   0.64   0.65 
Other expense, net (a)              4.6   4.6   0.04   0.04 
Income tax adjustment to normalized rate (b)  (41.2)  (41.3)  (0.39)  (0.39)  (50.7)  (50.8)  (0.49)  (0.49)
Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share (c) $526.4  $553.9  $4.98  $5.24  $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 103.9 million shares, which will vary by quarter.