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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reports Earnings for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2016


May 5, 2016
By Business Wire News

PASADENA, Calif.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended April 1, 2016.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Highlights:

  • U.S. GAAP net earnings and EPS of $65M and $0.54, respectively;
  • Adjusted net earnings and EPS of $91M and $0.75, respectively;
  • Backlog at April 1, 2016 of $18.2B, steady at Q1 of fiscal 2016 level;
  • Restructuring – cost reduction initiative delivering strong results – now targeting annual savings of $240M-$270M;
  • Cash flow from operations of $238M; an increase of $272M over the prior year;
  • Repurchased 800 thousand shares of common stock during the second quarter of fiscal 2016 for $30M.

Jacobs reported today adjusted net earnings of $91 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.8 billion for its second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended April 1, 2016 (U.S. GAAP net earnings and EPS were $65 million and $0.54, respectively). This compares to adjusted net earnings of $92 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.9 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended March 27, 2015 (U.S. GAAP net earnings and EPS were $82 million and $0.64, respectively).

Included in the Company’s fiscal 2016 second quarter adjusted net earnings is a net benefit of $0.03 per share related to several items, including the release of a foreign tax reserve and a one-time benefit in noncontrolling interests relating to certain work performed by one of our partially owned subsidiaries; partially off-set by the impact of a customer bankruptcy and a litigation settlement. The Company’s adjusted net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 exclude the after-tax costs related to certain restructuring activities that began during fiscal 2015 (the “2015 Restructuring”) totaling $26 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.

Jacobs also announced total backlog of $18.2 billion at April 1, 2016.

Commenting on the results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, Jacobs President and CEO Steve Demetriou stated, “I am pleased with the strong operational execution during the quarter, allowing the Company to mitigate challenges in certain end markets. The strength of our diversity, our improved project delivery performance and continued successful cost reduction efforts were key drivers in our ability to perform in the current environment. The Company’s new line of business organization and subsequent incremental reporting is enhancing discipline and accountability, while providing additional insight to our shareholders.”

Jacobs Chief Financial Officer Kevin Berryman added, “I would also like to note the sizeable improvement in cash flow and working capital for the quarter, both of which are indicative of a building momentum to become more effective in our working capital performance. Finally, our first half results give us greater confidence to reach our objectives for the year, and as a result, we are narrowing our guidance for the full year to an adjusted EPS of $2.90-$3.20.”

Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 5, 2016, which it is webcasting live on the internet at www.jacobs.com.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services.

Statements made in this press release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management’s current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements as actual results may differ materially. We caution the reader that there are a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is contained, projected or implied by our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors that may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended October 2, 2015, and in particular the discussions contained under Item 1 – Business ; Item 1A – Risk Factors ; Item 3 – Legal Proceedings ; and Item 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations , as well as the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

Financial Highlights:

Results of Operations (in thousands, except per-share data):

     
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
April 1, 2016   March 27, 2015 April 1, 2016   March 27, 2015
Revenues $ 2,781,763 $ 2,903,332 $ 5,629,697 $ 6,090,337
Costs and Expenses:
Direct cost of contracts (2,337,547 ) (2,412,388 ) (4,745,007 ) (5,079,947 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses   (357,435 )   (357,899 )   (738,459 )   (719,122 )
Operating Profit 86,781 133,045 146,231 291,268
Other Income (Expense):
Interest income 2,264 1,580 4,484 3,856
Interest expense (2,200 ) (4,548 ) (5,743 ) (9,866 )
Miscellaneous income (expense), net   3,611   (1,115 )   3,271   (1,601 )
Total other income (expense), net   3,675   (4,083 )   2,012   (7,611 )
Earnings Before Taxes 90,456 128,962 148,243 283,657
Income Tax Expense   (27,067 )   (40,852 )   (34,548 )   (89,352 )
Net Earnings of the Group 63,389 88,110 113,695 194,305
Net Loss (Earnings) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests   1,861   (6,143 )   (1,931 )   (12,259 )
Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs $ 65,250 $ 81,967 $ 111,764 $ 182,046
Net Earnings Per Share:
Basic $ 0.54 $ 0.65 $ 0.93 $ 1.43
Diluted $ 0.54 $ 0.64 $ 0.92 $ 1.42
 

Segment Information (in thousands):

     
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended

April 1, 2016

 

March 27, 2015

April 1, 2016

 

March 27, 2015

Revenues from External Customers:
Petroleum & Chemicals $ 866,615 $ 1,046,767 $ 1,808,928 $ 2,207,219
Aerospace & Technology 669,464 701,115 1,339,655 1,435,342
Buildings & Infrastructure 579,128 602,062 1,142,458 1,226,792
Industrial   666,556   553,388   1,338,656   1,220,984
Total $ 2,781,763 $ 2,903,332 $ 5,629,697 $ 6,090,337
 
 
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended

April 1, 2016

March 27, 2015

April 1, 2016

March 27, 2015

Operating Profit:
Petroleum & Chemicals $ 30,945 $ 28,656 $ 62,548 $ 63,755
Aerospace & Technology 55,121 53,072 103,120 103,033
Buildings & Infrastructure 42,463 42,428 82,915 80,392
Industrial   12,417   47,877   39,772   76,850
Total Segment Operating Profit 140,946 172,033 288,355 324,030
Other Corporate Expenses (18,797 ) (24,950 ) (38,373 ) (18,724 )
Restructuring Charges (35,368 ) (14,038 ) (103,751 ) (14,038 )
Total Other Income (Expense)   3,675   (4,083 )   2,012   (7,611 )
Earnings Before Taxes $ 90,456 $ 128,962 $ 148,243 $ 283,657
 

Other Operational Information (in thousands):

       
For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended
April 1, 2016     March 27, 2015 April 1, 2016     March 27, 2015
Depreciation (pre-tax) $ 21,059 $ 25,149 $ 43,226 $ 51,155
Amortization of Intangibles (pre-tax) $ 11,725 $ 12,554 $ 23,451 $ 25,535
Pass-Through Costs Included in Revenues $ 601,129 $ 615,336 $ 1,271,460 $ 1,322,166
Capital Expenditures $ 13,322 $ 25,402 $ 29,309 $ 59,177
 

Balance Sheet (in thousands):

     

April 1,
2016
(Unaudited)

October 2,
2015

ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 559,722 $ 460,859
Receivables 2,415,092 2,548,743
Prepaid expenses and other   98,014   113,076
Total current assets   3,072,828   3,122,678
Property, Equipment and Improvements, Net 343,550 381,238
Other Noncurrent Assets:
Goodwill 3,054,798 3,048,778
Intangibles 342,367 353,419
Deferred income taxes 375,244 374,064
Miscellaneous   528,018   505,749
Total other non-current assets   4,300,427   4,282,010
$ 7,716,805 $ 7,785,926
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Notes payable $ 2,727 $ 13,364
Accounts payable 487,810 566,866
Accrued liabilities 1,054,229 1,090,985
Billings in excess of costs   373,649   309,951
Total current liabilities   1,918,415   1,981,166
Long-term Debt 530,000 584,434
Other Deferred Liabilities 829,416 863,868
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity:
Capital stock:

Preferred stock, $1 par value, authorized – 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding – none

Common stock, $1 par value, authorized – 240,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding—122,146,182 shares and 123,152,966 shares, respectively

122,146 123,153
Additional paid-in capital 1,149,777 1,137,144
Retained earnings 3,554,291 3,496,212
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (450,196 )   (464,764 )
Total Jacobs stockholders’ equity 4,376,018 4,291,745
Noncontrolling interests   62,956   64,713
Total Group stockholders’ equity   4,438,974   4,356,458
$ 7,716,805 $ 7,785,926
 

Backlog (in millions):

       
April 1, 2016 March 27, 2015
Backlog:
Petroleum & Chemicals $ 5,179.4 $

6,533.9

Aerospace & Technology 4,887.2 5,379.3
Buildings & Infrastructure 4,838.9 4,639.2
Industrial   3,304.3  

2,314.6

Total $ 18,209.8 $ 18,867.0
 

Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures:

The following tables reconcile the U.S. GAAP values of certain elements of the Company’s results of operations to the corresponding “adjusted” amounts. For the comparable periods presented below, such adjustments consist of amounts incurred in connection with the 2015 Restructuring. Although such adjusted amounts are non-GAAP in nature, they are presented because management believes it provides a better view of the Company’s operating results to investors to assess the Company’s performance and operating trends. Amounts are shown in thousands, except for per-share data:

U.S. GAAP Reconciliation for the second quarter fiscal 2016 and 2015:

   
Three Months Ended

April 1, 2016

 

  Effects of 2015   Without 2015

U.S. GAAP

Restructuring Restructuring
Consolidated pre-tax earnings $ 90,456 $ (35,368 ) $ 125,824
Tax expense   (27,067 )   9,668   (36,735 )
Net earnings of the Group 63,389 (25,700 ) 89,089
Non-controlling interests   1,861     1,861
Net earnings of Jacobs $ 65,250 $ (25,700 ) $ 90,950
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.54 $ (0.21 ) $ 0.75
 
 
Three Months Ended

March 27, 2015

 

Effects of 2015 Without 2015

U.S. GAAP

Restructuring Restructuring
Consolidated pre-tax earnings $ 128,962 $ (14,038 ) $ 143,000
Tax expense   (40,852 )   4,422   (45,274 )
Net earnings of the Group 88,110 (9,616 ) 97,726
Non-controlling interests   (6,143 )     (6,143 )
Net earnings of Jacobs $ 81,967 $ (9,616 ) $ 91,583
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.64 $ (0.08 ) $ 0.72

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Kevin C. Berryman, 626-578-3505
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer