PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) today announced results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2017.
First Quarter Results
For the first quarter, Tetra Tech generated record high quarterly revenue and diluted earnings per share (EPS). Revenue in the first quarter totaled $760 million, up 14% year over year. For ongoing operations1, revenue totaled $753 million, and revenue, net of subcontractor costs2 (net revenue), was $544 million, up 14% and 11%, respectively, compared to the same period in fiscal 2017. Operating income for the first quarter was $49 million, and on an ongoing basis totaled $50 million, up 16% year over year. EPS was $0.81; excluding the one-time benefit from revaluing deferred tax liabilities as a result of the new U.S. tax law enacted in December 2017, EPS from ongoing operations totaled $0.65, up 33% year over year. Backlog at the end of the quarter was $2.43 billion.
Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program
On January 29, 2018, Tetra Tech’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on March 2, 2018 to stockholders of record as of February 14, 2018. Additionally, as of December 31, 2017, the Company had $75 million remaining under the previously approved $200 million share repurchase program.
Comments on Results
Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO Dan Batrack commented, “Tetra Tech delivered record quarterly results to start fiscal 2018 with net revenue and earnings that exceeded the high end of our guidance range for the first quarter. We continue to see strong demand across our end markets for our Leading with Science® consulting services. Our broad-based growth has been led by work for U.S. state and local clients, which has increased organically at a double-digit rate for six consecutive quarters. Given the strength of our performance to date and outlook, we are increasing both our net revenue and EPS guidance for fiscal 2018.”
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 ongoing EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 to be in the range of $0.48 to $0.53 and net revenue for the second quarter to be in the range of $490 million to $515 million. For fiscal 2018, Tetra Tech is increasing guidance, and now expects ongoing EPS to be in the range of $2.40 to $2.60 and net revenue to range from $2.10 billion to $2.20 billion.
Tetra Tech is hosting a live audio-visual webcast concerning the first quarter 2018 results on February 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PT). Interested parties may access the presentation through a link posted on the Company’s website at tetratech.com/investor-relations. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website.
|Reconciliation of Revenue and Operating Results|
|In thousands (except for EPS data)|
Three Months Ended
|Dec. 31, 2017||Jan. 1, 2017||% Y/Y|
|Ongoing net revenue||$||543,695||$||487,756||11%|
|Ongoing operating income||$||49,747||$||42,897||16%|
|Revaluation of deferred tax liabilities||(0.17||)||–||–|
About Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science® to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of words such as "anticipate," "expect," "could," "may," "intend," "plan" and "believe," among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available operating, financial, economic and other information, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual future results or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to: continuing worldwide political and economic uncertainties; the U.S. Administration’s potential changes to fiscal policies; the cyclicality in demand for our overall services; the fluctuation in demand for oil and gas, and mining services; risks related to international operations; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. 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; compliance with government procurement laws and regulations; credit risks associated with certain clients in certain geographic areas or industries; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; the failure to comply with worldwide anti-bribery laws; the failure to comply with domestic and international export laws; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability of our employees to obtain government granted eligibility; 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 adequately recover on our claims for additional contract costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; risks relating to cyber security breaches; 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; the adoption of new legal requirements; 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; stock price volatility; the ability to impede a business combination based on Delaware law and charter documents; and other risks and uncertainties as may be described in Tetra Tech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of Tetra Tech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 1, 2017, and Tetra Tech’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for fiscal year 2018, as well as in Tetra Tech’s other filings with the SEC. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release. Tetra Tech does not intend to update forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation to do so.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we present certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they provide a valuable perspective on our financial results. However, non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation and are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, GAAP measures. In addition, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently which limits the ability of investors to compare non-GAAP measures of Tetra Tech to those used by our peer companies. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in this release.
|1||Measures presented for ongoing operations are non-GAAP financial measures. Refer to Reconciliation of Revenue and Operating Results table for a reconciliation to GAAP.|
|2||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. Refer to Reconciliation of Revenue and Operating Results table for a reconciliation to GAAP.|