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FTI Consulting Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

February 26, 2019

-- Full Year 2018 Revenues of $2.028 Billion, Up 12.2% Compared to $1.808 Billion in Prior Year -- Full Year 2018 EPS of $3.93, Up 42.9% Compared to $2.75 in Prior Year; Full Year 2018 Adjusted EPS of $4.00, Up 72.4% Compared to $2.32 in Prior Year -- Fourth Quarter 2018 Revenues of $505.0 Million, Up 8.0% Compared to Prior Year Quarter -- Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.61 Compared to $1.78 in Prior Year Quarter, Which Included a $1.19 Benefit Related to the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.83, Up 6.4% Compared to $0.78 in Prior Year Quarter -- Announces $100 Million Increase in Share Repurchase Authorization and Introduces 2019 Guidance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today released record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

For the full year 2018, revenues of $2.028 billion increased $220.1 million, or 12.2%, compared to revenues of $1.808 billion in the prior year. The increase in revenues was driven by higher demand across all business segments, with particular strength in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring and Forensic and Litigation Consulting segments. Net income of $150.6 million compared to $108.0 million in the prior year. The increase in net income was largely due to higher operating profits across all business segments and a $13.0 million gain related to the sale of the Company’s Ringtail e-discovery software and related business (“Ringtail divestiture”), which was partially offset by a $9.1 million loss on early extinguishment of debt related to the Company’s redemption of $300.0 million of its 6.0% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2022 Senior Notes”). 2017 net income included a $44.9 million discrete tax benefit, resulting from the adoption of the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“2017 Tax Act”), which was partially offset by a $40.9 million special charge related to headcount and real estate reductions.

Adjusted EBITDA of $265.7 million, or 13.1% of revenues, compared to $192.0 million, or 10.6% of revenues, in the prior year. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was due to higher revenues, which was partially offset by an increase in compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation and an increase in billable headcount, and higher selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses.

Full year 2018 fully diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $3.93 compared to $2.75 in the prior year. 2018 EPS included a $9.1 million loss on early extinguishment of debt, which decreased EPS by $0.17 and $3.0 million of non-cash interest expense related to the Company’s 2.0% convertible senior notes (“2023 Convertible Notes”), which decreased EPS by $0.06. This was partially offset by the $13.0 million gain from the Ringtail divestiture, which increased EPS by $0.16. 2017 EPS included a $44.9 million discrete tax benefit related to the adoption of the 2017 Tax Act, which increased EPS by $1.14, and a $40.9 million special charge related to headcount and real estate reductions, which reduced EPS by $0.70. 2018 Adjusted EPS of $4.00, which excludes the loss on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash interest expense and gain from the Ringtail divestiture, compares to $2.32 in the prior year. The improvement in Adjusted EPS compared to the prior year period was primarily due to improved operating results. 2017 Adjusted EPS excluded the tax benefit related to the adoption of the 2017 Tax Act and the impact of special charges.

Commenting on these results, Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting, said, “I want to thank our clients and our teams for an outstanding year. In 2018, every one of our business segments delivered top- and bottom-line growth. These results reflect the efforts by our teams across the globe to continually strengthen our firm by attracting and developing the best professionals and building businesses behind them. This, in turn, allows us to do our job: support our clients as they navigate their largest and most complex issues.”

Cash Position and Capital Allocation

Net cash provided by operating activities of $230.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to $147.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher cash collections resulting from increased revenues, which was partially offset by an increase in cash paid for salaries and benefits and higher income tax payments.

Cash and cash equivalents of $312.1 million at December 31, 2018 compared to $505.9 million at September 30, 2018 and $190.0 million at December 31, 2017. Total debt, net of cash, of $4.2 million at December 31, 2018 compared to $110.4 million at September 30, 2018 and $210.0 million at December 31, 2017. The sequential decline in total debt, net of cash, was primarily due to the redemption of the 2022 Senior Notes on November 15, 2018 and an increase in net cash provided by operating activities.

During the quarter, the Company repurchased 418,728 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $63.31 for a total of $26.5 million. In full year 2018, the Company repurchased 755,803 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $53.88 for a total of $40.7 million. Additionally, the Company used a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the 2023 Convertible Notes to repurchase 196,050 shares at an average price per share of $76.51 for a total cost of $15.0 million. This was a separate repurchase transaction outside of the stock repurchase program. Between January 1, 2019 and February 22, 2019, the Company repurchased an additional 324,152 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $66.68 for a total of $21.6 million. On February 21, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional $100.0 million to repurchase shares of FTI Consulting’s outstanding common stock pursuant to its stock repurchase program, for an aggregate authorization of $400.0 million. As of February 22, 2019, FTI Consulting had repurchased 6,206,673 shares of its outstanding common stock at an average price per share of $40.10 for an aggregate cost of approximately $249.0 million. After giving effect to share repurchases through such date and the increased authorization, FTI Consulting has approximately $151.0 million remaining available for common stock repurchases under the program. No time limit was established for the completion of the program, and the program may be suspended, discontinued or replaced by the Board at any time without prior notice.

Under the program, FTI Consulting may repurchase shares in open-market purchases or any other method in accordance with all applicable securities laws and regulations. The specific timing and amount of repurchases will be determined by FTI Consulting’s management, in its discretion, and will vary based on market conditions, securities law limitations and other factors. The repurchases may be funded using available cash on hand or a combination of cash and available borrowings under FTI Consulting’s senior secured revolving bank credit facility.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Fourth quarter 2018 revenues of $505.0 million increased $37.3 million, or 8.0%, compared to revenues of $467.7 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from foreign currency translation (“FX”), revenues increased by $42.3 million, or 9.0%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was driven by higher demand across all business segments, with particular strength in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Forensic and Litigation Consulting and Economic Consulting segments. Net income was $23.7 million compared to $66.9 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease was largely due to the $44.9 million discrete tax benefit related to the adoption of the 2017 Tax Act, which was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $53.7 million, or 10.6% of revenues, compared to $55.5 million, or 11.9% of revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA declined compared to the prior year quarter, as the increase in revenues was offset by an increase in compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation and an increase in billable headcount, and higher SG&A expenses.

Fourth quarter 2018 EPS of $0.61 compared to $1.78 in the prior year quarter. EPS in the quarter included a $9.1 million loss on early extinguishment of debt, which decreased EPS by $0.17, and $2.1 million of non-cash interest expense related to the Company’s 2023 Convertible Notes, which decreased EPS by $0.05. Fourth quarter 2017 EPS included the 2017 Tax Act benefit of $44.9 million, which increased EPS by $1.19, and a $10.8 million special charge related to headcount reductions, which reduced EPS by $0.19. Fourth quarter 2018 Adjusted EPS, of $0.83, which exclude the loss on early extinguishment of debt and non-cash interest expense, compared to $0.78 in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter 2017 Adjusted EPS excluded the tax benefit related to the adoption of the 2017 Tax Act and the impact of special charges.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Segment Results

Corporate Finance & RestructuringRevenues in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment increased $14.3 million, or 10.9%, to $144.8 million in the quarter compared to $130.5 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $15.7 million, or 12.1%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for business transformation and transactions services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $24.3 million, or 16.8% of segment revenues, compared to $25.8 million, or 19.7% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Segment EBITDA declined compared to the prior year quarter, as the increase in revenues was offset by higher compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation and an increase in billable headcount, and an increase in SG&A expenses.

Forensic and Litigation ConsultingRevenues in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment increased $11.2 million, or 9.3%, to $132.1 million in the quarter compared to $120.9 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily driven by higher demand for construction solutions and disputes services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $21.5 million, or 16.3% of segment revenues, compared to $23.6 million, or 19.5% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Segment EBITDA declined compared to the prior year quarter, as the increase in revenues was offset by higher compensation, primarily related to an increase in billable headcount and higher variable compensation, and an increase in SG&A expenses.

Economic ConsultingRevenues in the Economic Consulting segment increased $7.3 million, or 6.1%, to $128.4 million in the quarter, compared to $121.1 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was primarily due to higher demand for antitrust and financial economics services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $12.1 million, or 9.4% of segment revenues, compared to $14.3 million, or 11.8% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Segment EBITDA declined compared to the prior year quarter, as the increase in revenues was offset by higher compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation and an increase in billable headcount.

TechnologyRevenues in the Technology segment increased $0.8 million, or 2.0%, to $41.7 million in the quarter compared to $40.9 million in the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was due to higher demand for consulting services, primarily related to information governance, privacy and security services, which was partially offset by a $2.8 million decline in licensing revenues related to the Ringtail divestiture. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $2.7 million, or 6.4% of segment revenues, compared to $3.0 million, or 7.3% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was slightly lower than the prior year quarter, as the increase in revenues and lower SG&A expenses, primarily related to a decline in research and development expenses, was more than offset by higher compensation, primarily related to higher variable compensation and an increase in billable headcount.

Strategic CommunicationsRevenues in the Strategic Communications segment increased $3.7 million, or 6.7%, to $58.0 million in the quarter compared to $54.3 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the estimated negative impact from FX, revenues increased $4.7 million, or 8.7%, compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in revenues was due to an increase in both retainer- and project-based revenues, primarily related to public affairs and merger and acquisition-related services. Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $11.3 million, or 19.5% of segment revenues, compared to $10.5 million, or 19.4% of segment revenues, in the prior year quarter. The increase in Adjusted Segment EBITDA was primarily due to higher revenues, which was partially offset by an increase in variable compensation and SG&A expenses.

2019 Guidance

The Company estimates that revenues for full year 2019 will range between $2.000 billion and $2.100 billion. The Company estimates that full year 2019 EPS will range between $3.33 and $3.83 and that Adjusted EPS will range between $3.50 and $4.00. The variance between EPS and Adjusted EPS guidance for 2019 includes estimated non-cash interest expense of $0.17 per share related to the Company’s 2023 Convertible Notes.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Conference Call

FTI Consulting will host a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The call can be accessed live and will be available for replay over the internet for 90 days by logging onto the Company’s investor relations website here.

About FTI ConsultingFTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2018. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

Use of Non-GAAP MeasuresIn the accompanying analysis of financial information, we sometimes use information derived from consolidated and segment financial information that may not be presented in our financial statements or prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Certain of these measures are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. Specifically, we have referred to the following non-GAAP measures:

-- Total Segment Operating Income -- Adjusted EBITDA -- Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA -- Adjusted EBITDA Margin -- Adjusted Net Income -- Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share -- Free Cash Flow

We have included the definitions of Segment Operating Income (Loss) and Adjusted Segment EBITDA below in order to more fully define the components of certain non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release. We define Segment Operating Income (Loss), a GAAP financial measure, as a segment’s share of consolidated operating income. We define Total Segment Operating Income, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Segment Operating Income (Loss) for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We use Segment Operating Income (Loss) for the purpose of calculating Adjusted Segment EBITDA. We define Adjusted Segment EBITDA, a GAAP financial measure, as a segment’s share of consolidated operating income before depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges and goodwill impairment charges. We use Adjusted Segment EBITDA as a basis to internally evaluate the financial performance of our segments because we believe it reflects current core operating performance and provides an indicator of the segment’s ability to generate cash. We define Adjusted EBITDA Margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues.

We define Total Adjusted Segment EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as the total of Adjusted Segment EBITDA for all segments, which excludes unallocated corporate expenses. We define Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as consolidated net income before income tax provision, other non-operating income (expense), depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, gain or loss on sale of a business and losses on early extinguishment of debt. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial results and GAAP financial measures, provide management and investors with a more complete understanding of our operating results, including underlying trends. In addition, EBITDA is a common alternative measure of operating performance used by many of our competitors. It is used by investors, financial analysts, rating agencies and others to value and compare the financial performance of companies in our industry. Therefore, we also believe that these measures, considered along with corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide management and investors with additional information for comparison of our operating results with the operating results of other companies.

We define Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share (“Adjusted EPS”), which are non-GAAP financial measures, as net income and earnings per diluted share (“EPS”), respectively, excluding the impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, gain or loss on sale of a business and the impact of adopting the 2017 U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “2017 Tax Act”). We use Adjusted Net Income for the purpose of calculating Adjusted EPS. Management uses Adjusted EPS to assess total Company operating performance on a consistent basis. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provide management and investors with an additional understanding of our business operating results, including underlying trends.

We define Free Cash Flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, as net cash provided by operating activities less cash payments for purchases of property and equipment. We believe this non-GAAP financial measure, when considered together with our GAAP financial results, provides management and investors with an additional understanding of the Company’s ability to generate cash for ongoing business operations and other capital deployment.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not defined in the same manner by all companies and may not be comparable with other similarly titled measures of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, the information contained in our Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the financial tables accompanying this press release.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve uncertainties and risks. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues, future results and performance, expectations, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, share repurchases and other matters, business trends and other information that is not historical, including statements regarding estimates of our future financial results. When used in this press release, words such as “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “forecasts” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, estimates of our future financial results, are based upon our expectations at the time we make them and various assumptions. Our expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith, and we believe there is a reasonable basis for them. However, there can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs and estimates will be achieved, and the Company’s actual results may differ materially from our expectations, beliefs and estimates. Further, preliminary results are subject to normal year-end adjustments. The Company has experienced fluctuating revenues, operating income and cash flows in prior periods and expects that this will occur from time to time in the future. Other factors that could cause such differences include declines in demand for, or changes in, the mix of services and products that we offer; the mix of the geographic locations where our clients are located or where services are performed; fluctuations in the price per share of our common stock; adverse financial, real estate or other market and general economic conditions; and other future events, which could impact each of our segments differently and could be outside of our control; the pace and timing of the consummation and integration of future acquisitions; the Company’s ability to realize cost savings and efficiencies, competitive and general economic conditions; retention of staff and clients; new laws and regulations, or changes thereto, including the 2017 Tax Act; and other risks described under the heading “Item 1A, Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC, including the risks set forth under “Risks Related to Our Reportable Segments” and “Risks Related to Our Operations,” and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual results or events and do not intend to do so.

Investor & Media Contact:Mollie Hawkes+1.617.747.1791 mollie.hawkes@fticonsulting.com

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

FTI CONSULTING, INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands, except per share amounts)

December 31, 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 312,069 $ 189,961 Accounts receivable: Billed receivables 437,797 390,996 Unbilled receivables 319,205 312,569 Allowances for doubtful accounts and unbilled services (202,394 ) (180,687 ) ----------- - ----------- - Accounts receivable, net 554,608 522,878 Current portion of notes receivable 29,228 25,691 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 69,448 55,649 ----------- - ----------- - Total current assets 965,353 794,179 Property and equipment, net 84,577 75,075 Goodwill 1,172,316 1,204,803 Other intangible assets, net 34,633 44,150 Notes receivable, net 84,471 98,105 Other assets 37,771 40,929 Total assets $ 2,379,121 $ 2,257,241 - --------- - - --------- - Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other $ 104,600 $ 94,873 Accrued compensation 333,536 268,513 Billings in excess of services provided 44,434 46,942 Total current liabilities 482,570 410,328 Long-term debt, net 265,571 396,284 Deferred income taxes 155,088 124,471 Other liabilities 127,067 134,187 Total liabilities 1,030,296 1,065,270 ----------- - ----------- - Stockholders’ equity Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 5,000; none — — outstanding Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized — 75,000; shares 381 377 issued and outstanding — 38,147 (2018) and 37,729 (2017) Additional paid-in capital 299,534 266,035 Retained earnings 1,196,727 1,045,774 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (147,817 ) (120,215 ) Total stockholders’ equity 1,348,825 1,191,971 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,379,121 $ 2,257,241 - --------- - - --------- -

FTI CONSULTING, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(in thousands, except per share data)(unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31, ------------------------ 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- (unaudited) Revenues $ 504,993 $ 467,711 - ------- - - ------- - Operating expenses Direct cost of revenues 340,162 307,566 Selling, general and administrative expenses 118,163 112,043 Special charges — 10,811 Amortization of other intangible assets 1,865 2,766 460,190 433,186 Operating income 44,803 34,525 --------- - --------- - Other income (expense) Interest income and other 2,903 452 Interest expense (7,076 ) (6,547 ) Loss on early extinguishment of debt (9,072 ) — (13,245 ) (6,095 ) --------- - Income before income tax provision (benefit) 31,558 28,430 Income tax provision (benefit) 7,834 (38,458 ) Net income $ 23,724 $ 66,888 Earnings per common share ― basic $ 0.63 $ 1.81 - ------- - - ------- - Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic 37,368 36,906 --------- - Earnings per common share ― diluted $ 0.61 $ 1.78 - ------- - Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted 38,628 37,643 --------- - --------- - Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $0 and $0 $ (10,185 ) $ 1,886 Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (10,185 ) 1,886 --------- - --------- - Comprehensive income $ 13,539 $ 68,774 - ------- - - ------- -

FTI CONSULTING, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(in thousands, except per share data)

Year Ended December 31, ---------------------------- 2018 2017 ------------- ------------- Revenues $ 2,027,877 $ 1,807,732 - --------- - - --------- - Operating expenses Direct cost of revenues 1,328,074 1,215,560 Selling, general and administrative expenses 465,636 432,013 Special charges — 40,885 Amortization of other intangible assets 8,162 10,563 1,801,872 1,699,021 Operating income 226,005 108,711 ----------- - ----------- - Other income (expense) Interest income and other 4,977 3,752 Interest expense (27,149 ) (25,358 ) Gain on sale of business 13,031 — Loss on early extinguishment of debt (9,072 ) — ----------- - ----------- - (18,213 ) (21,606 ) ----------- - Income before income tax provision (benefit) 207,792 87,105 Income tax provision (benefit) 57,181 (20,857 ) Net income $ 150,611 $ 107,962 Earnings per common share ― basic $ 4.06 $ 2.79 - --------- - - --------- - Weighted average common shares outstanding ― basic 37,098 38,697 ----------- - ----------- - Earnings per common share ― diluted $ 3.93 $ 2.75 Weighted average common shares outstanding ― diluted 38,318 39,192 ----------- - ----------- - Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax expense of $373 and $0 $ (27,602 ) $ 30,664 Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (27,602 ) 30,664 ----------- - ----------- - Comprehensive income $ 123,009 $ 138,626 - --------- - - --------- -

FTI CONSULTING, INC.RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------- (Unaudited) Net income $ 23,724 $ 66,888 $ 150,611 $ 107,962 Add back: Special charges — 10,811 — 40,885 Tax impact of special charges — (3,635 ) — (13,570 ) Loss on early extinguishment of debt 9,072 — 9,072 — Tax impact of loss on early extinguishment of debt (2,359 ) — (2,359 ) — Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent — — — 702 consideration Tax impact of remeasurement of acquisition- — — — (269 ) related contingent consideration Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes 2,080 — 3,019 — Tax impact of non-cash interest expense on (534 ) — (775 ) — convertible notes Gain on sale of business — — (13,031 ) — Tax impact of gain on sale of business — — 6,798 — Impact of 2017 Tax Act — (44,870 ) — (44,870 ) --------- - --------- - Adjusted net income $ 31,983 $ 29,194 $ 153,335 $ 90,840 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------- - Earnings per common share — diluted $ 0.61 $ 1.78 $ 3.93 $ 2.75 Add back: Special charges — 0.29 — 1.04 Tax impact of special charges — (0.10 ) — (0.34 ) Loss on early extinguishment of debt 0.23 — 0.23 — Tax impact of loss on early extinguishment of debt (0.06 ) — (0.06 ) — Remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent — — — 0.02 consideration Tax impact of remeasurement of acquisition- — — — (0.01 ) related contingent consideration Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes 0.06 — 0.08 — Tax impact of non-cash interest expense on (0.01 ) — (0.02 ) — convertible notes Gain on sale of business — — (0.34 ) — Tax impact of gain on sale of business — — 0.18 — Impact of 2017 Tax Act — (1.19 ) — (1.14 ) --------- - --------- - Adjusted earnings per common share — diluted $ 0.83 $ 0.78 $ 4.00 $ 2.32 - ------ - - ------ - - ------- - - ------- - Weighted average number of common shares 38,628 37,643 38,318 39,192 outstanding ― diluted -------- - -------- - --------- - --------- -

FTI CONSULTING, INC.RECONCILIATION OF EPS GUIDANCE TO ADJUSTED EPS GUIDANCE

Year Ended December 31, 2019 Low High ------- ------------------- Guidance on estimated earnings per common share –diluted (GAAP) (1) $ 3.33 $ 3.83 Non-cash interest expense on convertible notes, net of tax 0.17 0.17 Guidance on estimated adjusted earnings per common share (Non-GAAP) (1) $ 3.50 $ 4.00 - ---- - ---- ------------ ___________________________________

(1) The forward-looking guidance on estimated 2019 EPS and Adjusted EPS does not reflect other gains and losses (all of which would be excluded from Adjusted EPS) related to the future impact of remeasurement of acquisition-related contingent consideration, special charges, goodwill impairment charges, losses on early extinguishment of debt, gain or loss on sale of a business as these items are dependent on future events that are uncertain and difficult to predict. The forward-looking guidance excludes any shares of common stock potentially issuable upon conversion of the 2023 Convertible Notes from the calculation of EPS.

FTI CONSULTING, INC.RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME AND OPERATING INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA(in thousands)

Forensic Three Months Ended Corporate and Economic Strategic Unallocated December 31, 2018 Finance & Litigation Consulting Technology Communications Total (unaudited) Restructuring Corporate Consulting ------------------- ------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- -------------- ----------- ----------- Net income $ 23,724 Interest income and (2,903 ) other Interest expense 7,076 Loss on early extinguishment of 9,072 debt Income tax 7,834 provision Operating income $ 22,620 $ 20,134 $ 10,667 $ 426 $ 9,975 $ (19,019 ) $ 44,803 Depreciation and 894 1,042 1,398 2,248 555 835 6,972 amortization Amortization of other intangible 767 303 44 — 767 — 1,881 assets Adjusted EBITDA $ 24,281 $ 21,479 $ 12,109 $ 2,674 $ 11,297 $ (18,184 ) $ 53,656 - ------- --- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ ----- - ------- - - ------- - Corporate Forensic Unallocated Year Ended December Finance & and Economic Technology Strategic Total 31, 2018 Restructuring Litigation Consulting Communications Corporate Consulting ------------------- ------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- -------------- ----------- ----------- Net income $ 150,611 Interest income and (4,977 ) other Interest expense 27,149 Gain on sale of (13,031 ) business Loss on early extinguishment of 9,072 debt Income tax 57,181 provision Operating income $ 115,124 $ 91,262 $ 64,052 $ 14,912 $ 37,250 $ (96,595 ) $ 226,005 Depreciation and 3,428 4,237 5,607 12,405 2,302 3,557 31,536 amortization Amortization of other intangible 3,108 1,322 296 70 3,366 — 8,162 assets Adjusted EBITDA $ 121,660 $ 96,821 $ 69,955 $ 27,387 $ 42,918 $ (93,038 ) $ 265,703 - ------- --- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ ----- - ------- - - ------- - Three Months Ended Corporate Forensic Unallocated December 31, 2017 Finance & and Economic Technology Strategic Total (unaudited) Restructuring Litigation Consulting Communications Corporate Consulting ------------------- ------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- -------------- ----------- Net income $ 66,888 Interest income and (452 ) other Interest expense 6,547 Income tax benefit (38,458 ) Operating income $ 21,332 $ 20,286 $ 12,120 $ (1,079 ) $ 4,840 $ (22,974 ) $ 34,525 (loss) Depreciation and 815 1,042 1,316 2,664 673 899 7,409 amortization Amortization of other intangible 1,218 396 134 158 860 — 2,766 assets Special charges 2,391 1,889 714 1,230 4,153 434 10,811 Adjusted EBITDA $ 25,756 $ 23,613 $ 14,284 $ 2,973 $ 10,526 $ (21,641 ) $ 55,511 - ------- --- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ ----- - ------- - - ------- - Forensic Year Ended December Corporate and Economic Strategic Unallocated 31, 2017 Finance & Litigation Consulting Technology Communications Total Restructuring Corporate Consulting ------------------- ------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- -------------- ----------- ----------- Net income $ 107,962 Interest income and (3,752 ) other Interest expense 25,358 Income tax benefit (20,857 ) Operating income $ 70,234 $ 54,520 $ 49,154 $ 4,795 $ 13,148 $ (83,140 ) $ 108,711 Depreciation and 3,175 4,259 5,589 11,684 2,405 4,065 31,177 amortization Amortization of other intangible 4,014 1,592 597 635 3,725 — 10,563 assets Special charges 5,440 12,334 6,624 5,057 7,752 3,678 40,885 Remeasurement of acquisition-related — — — — 702 — 702 contingent consideration Adjusted EBITDA $ 82,863 $ 72,705 $ 61,964 $ 22,171 $ 27,732 $ (75,397 ) $ 192,038 - ------- --- - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ ----- - ------- - - ------- -

FTI CONSULTING, INC.OPERATING RESULTS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

Adjuste Average Revenue- Adjusted d Utiliz Billable Generating Segment EBITDA EBITDA ation Rate Headcount Revenues Margin ------------ ----------- ------ ----- -------- --------------- (in thousands) (at period end) Three Months Ended December 31, 2018 (unaudited) Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 144,784 $ 24,281 16.8 % 61 % $ 458 948 Forensic and Litigation Consulting 132,083 21,479 16.3 % 63 % $ 330 1,153 Economic Consulting 128,396 12,109 9.4 % 67 % $ 530 708 Technology (1) 41,720 2,674 6.4 % N/M N/M 306 Strategic Communications (1) 58,010 11,297 19.5 % N/M N/M 641 $ 504,993 $ 71,840 14.2 % 3,756 - --------- - ------- - ---- - ----- --------- Unallocated Corporate (18,184 ) Adjusted EBITDA $ 53,656 10.6 % - ------- - Year Ended December 31, 2018 Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 564,479 $ 121,660 21.6 % 66 % $ 433 948 Forensic and Litigation Consulting 520,333 96,821 18.6 % 64 % $ 326 1,153 Economic Consulting 533,979 69,955 13.1 % 69 % $ 519 708 Technology (1) 185,755 27,387 14.7 % N/M N/M 306 Strategic Communications (1) 223,331 42,918 19.2 % N/M N/M 641 $ 2,027,877 $ 358,741 17.7 % 3,756 - --------- - ------- - ---- - ----- --------- Unallocated Corporate (93,038 ) Adjusted EBITDA $ 265,703 13.1 % - ------- - Three Months Ended December 31, 2017 (unaudited) Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 130,532 $ 25,756 19.7 % 62 % $ 434 901 Forensic and Litigation Consulting 120,869 23,613 19.5 % 63 % $ 330 1,067 Economic Consulting 121,051 14,284 11.8 % 64 % $ 542 683 Technology (1) 40,915 2,973 7.3 % N/M N/M 292 Strategic Communications (1) 54,344 10,526 19.4 % N/M N/M 630 $ 467,711 $ 77,152 16.5 % 3,573 - --------- - ------- - ---- - ----- --------- Unallocated Corporate (21,641 ) Adjusted EBITDA $ 55,511 11.9 % - ------- - Year Ended December 31, 2017 Corporate Finance & Restructuring $ 482,041 $ 82,863 17.2 % 61 % $ 396 901 Forensic and Litigation Consulting 462,324 72,705 15.7 % 61 % $ 321 1,067 Economic Consulting 496,029 61,964 12.5 % 67 % $ 524 683 Technology (1) 174,850 22,171 12.7 % N/M N/M 292 Strategic Communications (1) 192,488 27,732 14.4 % N/M N/M 630 ----------- --------- - ---- - ----- --------- $ 1,807,732 $ 267,435 14.8 % 3,573 - --------- - ------- - ---- - ----- --------- Unallocated Corporate (75,397 ) Adjusted EBITDA $ 192,038 10.6 % - ------- - N/M — Not meaningful (1) The majority of the Technology and Strategic Communications segments’ revenues are not generated based on billable hours. Accordingly, utilization and average billable rate metrics are not presented as they are not meaningful as a segment-wide metric.

FTI CONSULTING, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands)

Year Ended December 31, ------------------------ 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- Operating activities Net income $ 150,611 $ 107,962 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 31,536 31,177 Amortization and impairment of other intangible assets 8,162 10,563 Acquisition-related contingent consideration 479 2,291 Provision for doubtful accounts 17,872 15,386 Non-cash share-based compensation 15,577 16,030 Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs 5,456 1,984 Loss on early extinguishment of debt 9,072 — Gain on sale of business (13,031 ) — Other 769 611 Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions: Accounts receivable, billed and unbilled (72,034 ) (50,831 ) Notes receivable 8,987 14,928 Prepaid expenses and other assets (2,258 ) 629 Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other 8,908 4,421 Income taxes 11,941 (25,768 ) Accrued compensation 52,510 1,795 Billings in excess of services provided (3,885 ) 16,447 Net cash provided by operating activities 230,672 147,625 --------- - --------- - Investing activities Proceeds from sale of business 50,283 — Payments for acquisition of businesses, net of cash received — (8,929 ) Purchases of property and equipment (32,270 ) (32,004 ) Other 731 295 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 18,744 (40,638 ) --------- - --------- - Financing activities Borrowings (repayments) under revolving line of credit, net (100,000 ) 30,000 Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes 316,250 — Payments of long-term debt (300,000 ) — Payments of debt issue and debt prepayment costs (16,149 ) — Purchase and retirement of common stock (55,738 ) (168,094 ) Net issuance of common stock under equity compensation plans 38,475 (504 ) Payments for acquisition-related contingent consideration (3,029 ) (5,161 ) Deposits and other 2,672 2,825 --------- - --------- - Net cash used in financing activities (117,519 ) (140,934 ) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (9,789 ) 7,750 --------- - --------- - Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 122,108 (26,197 ) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 189,961 216,158 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 312,069 $ 189,961 - ------- - - ------- -