PAREXEL International Updates Earnings Guidance in Conjunction With Its Investor Day

Jun 02, 2010, 16:05 ET from PAREXEL International Corporation

BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, in conjunction with its Investor Day being held tomorrow in New York City, PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL) announced forward-looking earnings expectations for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 (ending June 30, 2010), for Fiscal Year 2010, and for Fiscal Year 2011.  

The Company is updating its guidance for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 and for all of Fiscal Year 2010 replacing the guidance issued on April 27, 2010.  For the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010, the Company now anticipates reporting consolidated service revenue in the range of $295 to $301 million, diluted earnings per share as reported under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $0.24 to $0.26, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.29 to $0.31.  Adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance numbers exclude restructuring-related charges, currently estimated to be $5.0 million for the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010, equating to approximately $0.05 per diluted share.  (Previously issued guidance for the fourth quarter included service revenue of between $294 and $304 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.24 to $0.26, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.29 to $0.31).  For Fiscal Year 2010 (ending June 30, 2010) the Company expects consolidated service revenue to be in the range of $1.131 to $1.137 billion, GAAP earnings per diluted share to be $0.73 to $0.75, and adjusted earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $1.04 to $1.06.  Adjusted numbers exclude the impact of restructuring-related charges for the second, third, and fourth quarters, estimated to be approximately $24 million, or approximately $0.32 per diluted share, in addition to other items which were previously detailed in a press release dated April 27, 2010.  (Previously issued guidance for the Fiscal Year was for service revenue of between $1.130 to $1.140 billion, GAAP earnings per diluted share in the range of $0.73 to $0.75, and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.04 to $1.06).

The Company is providing guidance estimates for Fiscal Year 2011 for the first time, and anticipates reporting consolidated service revenue in the range of $1.245 to $1.290 billion, and earnings per diluted share of $1.20 to $1.32.

Those who wish to listen to the Company's Investor Day presentations and to view the accompanying slides should log onto the Company's website at www.PAREXEL.com and click on the PAREXEL Investor Day link under the "Upcoming Events" section of the Investors homepage at least 15 minutes prior to the event's broadcast which will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  Users should follow the instructions provided to assure that the necessary audio applications are downloaded and installed.  In addition, an archived version of the event's presentations will be located in the Investor Relations section of PAREXEL's website.

About the Company

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical communications and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 54 countries around the world, and has approximately 9,500 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding future results and events, including, without limitation, statements regarding expected financial results, future growth and customer demand, such as the guidance provided by the Company with respect to the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2010, Fiscal Year 2010, and Fiscal Year 2011.  For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "appears," "estimates," "projects," "will," "would," "could," "targets," and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  The Company's actual future results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release.  Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: actual operating performance; actual expense savings and other operating improvements resulting from recent and anticipated restructurings, including the anticipated restructuring charge of approximately $24 million over the second, third, and fourth quarters of Fiscal Year 2010; the loss, modification, or delay of contracts which would, among other things, adversely impact the Company's recognition of revenue included in backlog; the Company's dependence on certain industries and clients; the Company's ability to win new business, manage growth and costs, and attract and retain employees; the Company's ability to complete additional acquisitions and to integrate newly acquired businesses or enter into new lines of business; the impact on the Company's business of government regulation of the drug, medical device and biotechnology industry; consolidation within the pharmaceutical industry and competition within the biopharmaceutical services industry; the potential for significant liability to clients and third parties; the potential adverse impact of health care reform; and the effects of exchange rate fluctuations and other international economic, political, and other risks.  Such factors and others are discussed more fully in the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 as filed with the SEC on May 7, 2010 which "Risk Factors" discussion is incorporated by reference in this press release.  The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

CONTACTS:

James Winschel, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jill Baker, Vice President of Investor Relations

+1-781-434-4118

SOURCE PAREXEL International Corporation



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