A First for SAIC: Fool by Numbers

After the market closed on Tuesday, defense solutions and service provider SAIC (NYSE: SAI  ) released its first earnings report as a public company. Here are the quick and dirty details for the fiscal 2007 third quarter ended Oct. 31.

  • Sales grew 5.8% to $2.1 billion, slightly ahead of analyst projections. Management said that 3% of that growth was organic, or internal.
  • Net income grew 7.7% while diluted earnings grew 12% as management repurchased shares.
  • Management expects FY2007 sales to come in at $8.15 billion to $8.25 billion and diluted continuing earnings of $0.96 to $0.98.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Sales

$2,142

$2,024

5.8%

Net Profit

$98

$91

7.7%

EPS

$0.28

$0.25

12.0%

Diluted Shares

347

358

(3.1%)

*Three months ended Oct. 31, 2006 and 2005.

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Margin Checkup

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

13.07%

11.41%

1.66

Operating Margin

6.72%

5.24%

1.48

Net Margin

4.58%

4.50%

0.08

*Expressed in percentage points

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q3 2006

Q1 2006

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$3,636

$2,669

36.2%

Accounts Rec.

$1,562

$1,515

3.1%

Inventory

$151

$191

(20.9%)



Liabilities

Q3 2006

Q1 2006

Change

Accounts Payable

$946

$959

(1.4%)

Long-Term Debt

$1,193

$1,192

0.1%

*Balance sheet metrics stem from SAIC's first quarter; year-over-year balance sheet details are not comparable because the company was not yet public.

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Cash Flow Highlights

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Cash From Ops.

$505

$356

$149

Capital Expenditures

$65

$39

$26

Free Cash Flow

$440

$317

$123

*Nine months ended Oct. 31.

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