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Booz Allen (BAH) Banking on Innovation Moves, Debt Woe Stays

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Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation BAH is currently benefiting from its differentiated business model and focus on innovation.

The company recently reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings per share of 89 cents that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8.5% and increased 21.9% on a year-over-year basis. Total revenues of $1.98 billion missed the consensus mark by a whisker but increased marginally on a year-over-year basis.

How is Booz Allen Doing?

Booz Allen has developed its solutions business in a way that it creates differentiated business models and sales channels, increases client acquisition, and enhances future revenue opportunities. The company also differentiated itself in the talent market, so as to ensure attraction and retention of quality talent from diverse disciplines. These initiatives bumped up its ability to bring a variety of offerings, through which it has been winning highly technical, mission-critical work for its federal government business. All these ensure long-term sustainable growth for the company.

The company is focusing on areas such as artificial intelligence, advanced engineering, immersive technologies, secure mobility and modern digital platforms in order to drive innovation and fend off competition from the likes of ManTech MANT, Accenture ACN and Paychex PAYX. It is developing mechanics and infrastructure for new and disruptive business models to enhance service quality and client satisfaction. Transformative solutions created by such efforts are expected to significantly enhance future revenue opportunities for the company.

Booz Allen has a large addressable market as it serves the government which is one of the world’s largest consumers of technology and management consulting services. Also, the agencies of the U.S. intelligence community offer an additional market. Further, the company has a lot of opportunities in global commercial markets where it has relatively low penetration.

Booz Allen's cash and cash equivalent balance of $991 million at the end of fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 was well below the long-term debt of $2.3 billion, underscoring that the company doesn’t have enough cash to meet this debt burden. However, the cash level can meet the short-term debt of $77.9 million.

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