Stantec reports solid growth and record backlog in Q1 2022; delivers a 22% increase in adjusted diluted EPS
05/11/2022 EDMONTON, AB; NEW YORK, NY TSX, NYSE:STN
05/11/2022 EDMONTON, AB; NEW YORK, NY TSX, NYSE:STN
Stantec (TSX, NYSE:STN), a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, today reported its results for the three month period ended March 31, 2022. Unless otherwise indicated, financial figures are expressed in Canadian dollars and comparisons are to the prior period ended March 31, 2021.
Stantec delivered solid first quarter earnings on the strength of 19.5% net revenue growth, and reaffirms its guidance for the full year. Every regional and business operating unit delivered organic net revenue growth1 and recent acquisitions generated double-digit growth. Backlog continues to grow, rising to a record $5.4 billion, with continued growing momentum in the US.
“The organic growth we achieved in Q1 reflects our ability to capitalize on our sector’s strong market fundamentals that continue to be spurred by robust public infrastructure spending and increasing private investment,” said Gord Johnston, President and CEO. “We expect this favorable backdrop to drive accelerating growth as we continue to provide our clients with solutions to the largest and most complex problems of our time. These include the strengthening of local supply chain resilience by re-shoring domestic production, global food security, and climate change, sustainability, and the related energy transition.”
“I’m particularly pleased that as we continue to execute on our growth strategy, our leadership in sustainability is driving increasing revenues related to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). In our recently released Sustainability Report, we disclosed that 53% of our 2021 gross revenues relate to the SDGs, up from 49% in 2020 and 45% in 2019, when we became the first firm in our space to provide this quantification.”
Stantec achieved adjusted diluted EPS of $0.61 in Q1 2022, an $0.11 per share or 22.0% increase from $0.50 in Q1 2021, reflecting solid execution of its strategic growth initiatives and focused project execution.
 Adjusted diluted EPS, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, organic net revenue growth, and adjusted net income are non-IFRS measures and other financial measures (discussed in the Definitions section of the Q1 2022 MD&A).
Webcast & Conference Call
Stantec will host a live webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 7:00 AM Mountain Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s first quarter performance. The webcast and slide presentation can be accessed at the following link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/2iyc4rsf
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Non-IFRS and Other Financial Measures
Stantec reports its financial results in accordance with IFRS. However, in this news release, the following non-IFRS and other financial measures are used by the Company: adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share (EPS), adjusted return on invested capital (ROIC), net debt to adjusted EBITDA, days sales outstanding (DSO), margin (percentage of net revenue), organic growth (retraction), acquisition growth, and measures described as on a constant currency basis and the impact of foreign exchange or currency fluctuations, as well as measures and ratios calculated using these non-IFRS or other financial measures. Additional disclosure for these non-IFRS and other financial measures, incorporated by reference, is included in the Definitions of Non-IFRS and Other Financial Measures section of the Q1 2022 Management's Discussion and Analysis, available on SEDAR at SEDAR.com, EDGAR at sec.gov, and the company's website at stantec.com and the reconciliation of Non-IFRS Financial Measures appended hereto.
These non-IFRS and other financial measures do not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Management believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, these non-IFRS and other financial measures provide useful information to investors to assist them in understanding components of our financial results. These measures should not be considered in isolation or viewed as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include, without limitation, management's outlook on favorable macroeconomic trends and our ability to capitalize and accelerate growth. Readers of this news release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since a number of factors could cause actual future results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk of economic downturn, cash flow projections, project cancellations and a slowdown in new opportunities related to COVID-19, the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, decreased infrastructure spending levels, the failure of US infrastructure stimulus spending to materialize, the ability to remain on schedule to complete the integration of Cardno and the recently acquired firms, changing market conditions for Stantec’s services, and the risk that Stantec fails to capitalize on its strategic initiatives. Investors and the public should carefully consider these factors, other uncertainties, and potential events, as well as the inherent uncertainty of forward-looking statements, when relying on these statements to make decisions with respect to the Company.
For more information about how other material risk factors could affect Stantec’s results, refer to the Risk Factors section and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements section in the Company’s 2021 Annual Report. This report is accessible online by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at sec.gov or by visiting the CSA website at sedar.com or Stantec’s website.. You may obtain a hard copy of the 2021 annual report free of charge from the investor contact noted below.
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