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Tetra Tech Reports Third Quarter Results

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) today announced results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Third Quarter Results

The results in the third quarter, on an aggregate basis, were in-line with the expected results that were announced in the Company’s June 18, 2013 press release.

Revenue in the quarter was $614.8 million compared to $684.7 million in the third quarter last year. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs1, was $475.1 million compared to $516.9 million in the third quarter last year. Including a non-cash goodwill impairment charge, the loss from operations was $99.9 million compared to operating income of $46.3 million in the third quarter last year. The goodwill impairment charge was $56.6 million pre-tax ($48.1 million net of tax), or $0.74 per share. Diluted loss per share was $1.21, or $0.47 per share excluding the goodwill impairment charge, compared to diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45 in the third quarter last year. Backlog was $1.90 billion compared to $2.06 billion at the end of the third quarter last year. Cash generated from operations was $53.3 million compared to $56.8 million in the third quarter last year.

Tetra Tech took charges on four programs referenced in the June 18, 2013 press release that reduced revenue and revenue, net of subcontractor costs, by $29.6 million. On a pro-forma basis excluding these charges, revenue in the quarter was $644.5 million compared to $684.7 million in the third quarter last year. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, was $504.8 million compared to $516.9 million in the third quarter last year.

Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack commented, “This quarter, we continued to see strength in most of our international and U.S. commercial businesses driven by our customers’ demand for our water and environmental services. Outside of Eastern Canada and mining, our international and U.S. commercial businesses grew 16%, including over 25% organic growth for oil & gas customers. During the quarter, we restructured our Eastern Canada and mining activities with the goal to return these operations to their historical profitability. We also recorded charges, including pending claims and change orders, principally related to four programs. Collectively, these actions position us for a solid finish to fiscal 2013 and strong entry into next year.”

1 Tetra Tech’s revenue includes a significant amount of subcontractor costs and, therefore, the Company believes revenue, net of subcontractor costs, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, provides a valuable perspective on its business results.

Nine-Month Results

Revenue for the nine-month period was $1.92 billion compared to $1.99 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, was $1.49 billion compared to $1.49 billion in the year-ago period. Including the non-cash goodwill impairment charge, the loss from operations was $20.4 million compared to operating income of $117.9 million in the year-ago period. Diluted loss per share was $0.42 for the nine-month period. Excluding the goodwill impairment charge, diluted EPS were $0.32 compared to diluted EPS of $1.16 in the year-ago period. Cash generated from operations was $115.3 million compared to $128.2 million in the year-ago period.

On a pro-forma basis excluding the revenue impact from charges on the four programs mentioned above, revenue for the nine-month period was $1.95 billion compared to $1.99 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, was $1.52 billion compared to $1.49 billion in the year-ago period.

         

In thousands (except EPS data)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

June 30,

2013

   

July 1,

2012

June 30,

2013

   

July 1,

2012

Revenue $ 614,835 $ 684,698 $ 1,915,379 $ 1,991,670
Subcontractor costs   (139,693 )   (167,832 )   (422,092 )   (505,855 )
Revenue, net of subcontractor costs

475,142

516,866

1,493,287

1,485,815

Operating income (loss) (99,884 ) 46,261 (20,409 ) 117,896
Interest expense, net (2,010 ) (1,419 ) (5,330 ) (4,182 )
Income tax benefit (expense)   23,779     (15,674 )   (1,108 )   (39,522 )
Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests

(78,115

)

29,168

(26,847

)

74,192

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  

(270

)

 

(114

)

 

(495

)

 

(244

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Tetra Tech

$

(78,385

)

$

29,054

 

 

$

(27,342

)

$

73,948

 
 
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Tetra Tech:
Basic $ (1.21 ) $ 0.46   $ (0.42 ) $ 1.17  
Diluted $ (1.21 ) $ 0.45   $ (0.42 ) $ 1.16  
 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic 64,832 63,387

 

64,554 63,054
Diluted 64,832 64,179

 

64,554 63,752
 

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and the actual results could differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of transactions that may be completed or developments that become evident after the date of this release. The Business Outlook section should be read in conjunction with the information on forward-looking statements at the end of this release.

Tetra Tech expects diluted EPS for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.40. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for the fourth quarter is expected to range from $500 million to $540 million. For fiscal 2013, Tetra Tech now expects diluted EPS to be $0.62 to $0.72, excluding the non-cash goodwill impairment charge taken in the third quarter. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for fiscal 2013 is expected to range from $1.99 billion to $2.03 billion.

Webcast

Investors will have the opportunity to access a live audio-visual webcast and supplemental financial information concerning the third quarter results through a link posted on the Company’s website at www.tetratech.com on August 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT).

About Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com)

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions to complex problems focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources. With more than 14,000 staff worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Regulation G Information

Because the Company's method for calculating the non-GAAP and pro forma measures may differ from other companies' methods, the non-GAAP and pro forma measures presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. These measures are not recognized in accordance with GAAP, and the Company does not intend for this information to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP measures.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Revenue to Pro Forma Revenue and Revenue, Net of Subcontractor Costs

           

In thousands

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

June 30,

2013

   

July 1,

2012

June 30,

2013

   

July 1,

2012

GAAP revenue $ 614,835 $ 684,698 $ 1,915,379 $ 1,991,670
Revenue adjustment due to charges on four programs  

29,631

   

-

   

29,631

   

-

 
Pro forma revenue $ 644,466 $ 684,698 $ 1,945,010 $ 1,991,670
Subcontractor costs   (139,693 )   (167,832 )   (422,092 )   (505,855 )
Pro forma revenue, net of subcontractor costs

$

504,773

 

$

516,866

 

$

1,522,918

 

$

1,485,815

 
 

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include information concerning future events and the future financial performance of Tetra Tech that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are urged to read the documents filed by Tetra Tech with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Among the important factors or risks that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this release are: worldwide political and economic uncertainties; the effect of sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011; fluctuations in annual revenue, expenses and operating results; the cyclicality in demand for U.S. state and local government and U.S. commercial services; the cyclicality in demand for mining services; credit risks associated with certain U.S. commercial clients; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; violations of U.S. government contractor regulations; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. federal, state and local government contracts; the delay or unavailability of public funding on U.S. government contracts; the U.S. government’s right to modify, delay, curtail or terminate contracts at its convenience; risks associated with international operations, including violations of anti-bribery laws; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the use of estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements; the ability to maintain adequate workforce utilization; the use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the inability to accurately estimate and control contract costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; the failure of partners to perform on joint projects; the failure of subcontractors to satisfy their obligations; requirements to pay liquidated damages based on contract performance; changes in resource management, environmental or infrastructure industry laws, regulations or programs; changes in capital markets and the access to capital; credit agreement covenants; industry competition; liability related to legal proceedings, investigations and disputes; the availability of third-party insurance coverage; the ability to obtain adequate bonding; employee, agent or partner misconduct; employee risks related to international travel; safety programs; conflict of interest issues; liabilities relating to reports and opinions; liabilities relating to environmental laws and regulations; force majeure events; protection of intellectual property rights; the interruption of systems and information technology; the ability to impede a business combination based on Delaware law and charter documents; and stock price volatility. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Tetra Tech, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Tetra Tech will not necessarily update the information, since Tetra Tech will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Jim Wu, Investor Relations
Charlie MacPherson, Media & Public Relations
(626) 470-2844

Source: Tetra Tech, Inc.

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