Strong full year performance driven by high value recurring revenues
TORONTO, Canada, February 9, 2023 – Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) (“Colliers” or the “Company”) today announced operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. All amounts are in US dollars.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2022, revenues were $1.22 billion, down 9% (5% in local currency), adjusted EBITDA (note 1) was $202.7 million, up 6% (9% in local currency) and adjusted EPS (note 2) was $2.31, up 3% versus the prior year period. Fourth quarter adjusted EPS would have been approximately $0.10 higher excluding foreign exchange impacts. GAAP operating earnings were $103.8 million as compared to $138.4 million. GAAP diluted net earnings per share were $0.51 versus $0.92 in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter GAAP diluted EPS would have been approximately $0.10 higher excluding changes in foreign exchange rates.
For the full year ended December 31, 2022, revenues were $4.46 billion, up 9% (13% in local currency), adjusted EBITDA (note 1) was $630.5 million, up 16% (19% in local currency) and adjusted EPS (note 2) was $6.99, up 13% versus prior year. Full year ended December 31, 2022 adjusted EPS would have been approximately $0.22 higher excluding foreign exchange impacts. The GAAP operating earnings were $332.5 million and included a $26.8 million loss on disposal of operations in Russia. The prior year GAAP operating loss of $131.5 million included the $471.9 million settlement of the Long-Term Incentive Arrangement (“LTIA”) with the Company's Chairman & CEO in April 2021. The GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.05 as compared to a diluted loss per share of $9.09. Full year ended December 31, 2022 GAAP diluted EPS would have been approximately $0.24 higher excluding changes in foreign exchange rates.
“During the fourth quarter, Investment Management and Outsourcing & Advisory delivered strong revenue growth while Leasing matched the record results from the prior year period. As expected, interest rate volatility, challenging debt availability and geopolitical issues impacted our Capital Markets results in our seasonally strongest quarter and we expect this to continue through the first half of 2023. However, transactions are still being completed and pent-up demand should translate into additional volumes in future quarters as conditions stabilize,” said Jay S. Hennick, Global Chairman & CEO of Colliers.
“Strong full year performance driven by high value recurring revenue streams continues to transform Colliers into a different kind of diversified services company. With our globally balanced and highly diversified business model, significant recurring revenue, and proven record of capitalizing on opportunities, Colliers is stronger and more resilient than ever. Earnings from recurring revenues now represent 58% of our proforma EBITDA, well on the way to our goal of 65% by the end of 2025.”
“Throughout 2022, we completed a record $1.0 billion in acquisitions across our global enterprise. These acquisitions not only strengthen our core, but they also create additional opportunities to drive share value. In Investment Management, we finished the year with total assets under management of $98 billion, placing Colliers among the top global players in the alternative private capital industry in just six years.”
“Colliers has a highly respected global brand and growth platform, well-balanced and highly diversified business model and an enterprising culture with significant inside ownership. Most importantly, we have a proven track record of delivering about 20% annual growth in share value to shareholders over the past 28 years setting us apart from most other growth companies,” he concluded.
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Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 65 countries, our 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 28 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of approximately 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $98 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors, and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.
Jay S. Hennick
Global Chairman & Chief Executive
Global Chief Financial Officer