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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reports Earnings for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2014

July 28, 2014

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended June 27, 2014.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Highlights:

  • Net earnings for the quarter of $64.8 million;
  • Diluted EPS for the quarter of $0.49; and
  • Backlog at June 27, 2014 of $18.5 billion.

    Jacobs reported today net earnings of $64.8 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, on revenues of $3.2 billion for its third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended June 27, 2014. This compares to net earnings of $108.9 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, on revenues of $3.1 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended June 28, 2013.

    Included in the company’s results for the quarter ended June 27, 2014 is an aggregate after tax negative impact of $47.0 million or $0.35 per diluted share related to restructuring efforts.

    Jacobs also announced total backlog of $18.5 billion at June 27, 2014, including a technical professional services component of $12.3 billion. This is up approximately 7.5% from total backlog and up approximately 11.2% from technical professional services backlog of $17.2 billion and $11.1 billion, respectively, at June 28, 2013.

    Commenting on the results for the third quarter, Jacobs President and CEO Craig Martin stated, “Third quarter results reflect good underlying performance by the business. In spite of delays in investment decisions in a number of markets, we were able to continue to build backlog. Our control of SG&A costs was also good. Our customers' capital expenditure forecasts remain robust and our prospect list is good. Our outlook for the fourth quarter and for FY15 continues to be positive.”

    Commenting on the Company’s earnings outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2014, Jacobs Chief Financial Officer John W. Prosser, Jr. stated, “We’re making good progress with the restructuring and expect it to be complete by the end of FY14. Excluding the unusual adjustments in the first half and the net impact of restructuring in the second, we expect our EPS for the year to be slightly below the midpoint of Q2 guidance which was $3.15 to $3.55 per share.”

    Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 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 September 27, 2013, 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):

          Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
            June 27, 2014       June 28, 2013       June 27, 2014       June 28, 2013
    Revenues $ 3,231,791       $ 3,080,995 $ 9,476,715       $ 8,675,720
    Costs and Expenses:
    Direct costs of contracts (2,670,052 ) (2,613,991 ) (7,944,731 ) (7,308,092 )
    Selling, general, and administrative expenses       (437,802 )       (298,645 )       (1,140,565 )       (873,797 )
    Operating Profit 123,937 168,359 391,419 493,831
    Other Income (Expense):
    Interest income 2,624 1,332 7,425 3,521
    Interest expense (5,565 ) (2,786 ) (10,490 ) (9,515 )
    Gain on sale of intellectual property, net 12,147
    Miscellaneous expense, net       (2,950 )       1,518         (3,139 )       (1,195 )
    Total other income (expense), net       (5,891 )       64         5,943         (7,189 )
    Earnings Before Taxes 118,046 168,423 397,362 486,642
    Income Tax Expense       (46,737 )       (56,334 )       (136,304 )       (162,941 )
    Net Earnings of the Group       71,309         112,089         261,058         323,701  

    Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

          (6,467 )       (3,218 )       (19,024 )       (11,419 )
    Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs       $ 64,842         $ 108,871         $ 242,034         $ 312,282  
    Earnings Per Share (“EPS”):
    Basic $ 0.50 $ 0.84 $ 1.86 $ 2.42
    Diluted       $ 0.49         $ 0.83         $ 1.83         $ 2.39  
     
    Weighted Average Shares Used to Calculate EPS:
    Basic 130,738         129,536         130,417         129,094  
    Diluted       132,611         131,295         132,460         130,590  
     
     


    Other Operational Information (in thousands):

          Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
            June 27, 2014       June 28, 2013       June 27, 2014       June 28, 2013
    Revenues by Major Component:                  
    Technical professional services $ 1,893,095 $ 1,719,986 $ 5,437,593 $ 5,026,034
    Field services       1,338,696         1,361,009         4,039,122         3,649,686  
    Total       $ 3,231,791         $ 3,080,995         $ 9,476,715         $ 8,675,720  
     
    Depreciation (pre-tax)       $ 25,684         $ 17,737         $ 70,701         $ 49,828  
    Amortization of Intangibles (pre-tax)       $ 13,641         $ 6,646         $ 35,329         $ 22,327  
    Pass-Through Costs Included in Revenues       $ 700,294         $ 674,715         $ 2,152,875         $ 1,794,748  
     
    Capital Expenditures       $ (25,081 )       $ (27,035 )       $ (92,033 )       $ (91,520 )
     
     


    Selected Balance Sheet and BacklogInformation (in thousands):

                      June 27, 2014             June 28, 2013
    Balance Sheet Information:                  
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 772,613 $ 1,295,517
    Working capital 1,583,178 2,066,934
    Total debt 830,767 444,976
    Total Jacobs stockholders' equity       4,501,027               4,091,606
     
    Backlog Information:
    Technical professional services $ 12,324,244 $ 11,087,100
    Field services       6,162,976               6,108,500
    Total       $ 18,487,220               $ 17,195,600
     
     


    Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures:

    The following table reconciles certain elements of the Company's results of operations excluding the 2014 Restructuring to its U.S. GAAP results of operations. Although such information is non-GAAP in nature, it is 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.

                                       

    Without 2014

    Restructuring

    Effects of 2014

    Restructuring

    U.S. GAAP
    Consolidated pre-tax earnings (loss) $ 174,701 $ (56,654 ) $ 118,047
    Tax (expense) benefit (56,440 ) 9,702   (46,738 )
    Net earnings of the Group 118,261 (46,952 ) 71,309
    Non-controlling interests (6,467 )   (6,467 )
    Net earnings of Jacobs $ 111,794   $ (46,952 ) $ 64,842  
    Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.84   $ (0.35 ) $ 0.49  
     





    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

    John W. Prosser, Jr.

    Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

    626.578.6803

    Source: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.


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