Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reports Earnings for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2012

PASADENA, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended June 29, 2012. 

Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Highlights:

  • Net earnings for the quarter of $97.9 million;
  • Diluted EPS for the quarter of $0.76;
  • Net earnings for the nine months ended June 29, 2012 of $271.5 million;
  • Diluted EPS for the nine months ended June 29, 2012 of $2.11; and,
  • Backlog at June 29, 2012 of $15.6 billion.

Jacobs reported today net earnings of $97.9 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.77 billion for its third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended June 29, 2012.  This compares to net earnings of $90.7 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.74 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 ended July 1, 2011.

For the nine months ended June 29, 2012, Jacobs reported net earnings of $271.5 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, on revenues of $8.11 billion.  This compares to net earnings of $236.7 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, on revenues of $7.66 billion for the same period in fiscal 2011.

Jacobs also announced today backlog totaling $15.6 billion at June 29, 2012, including a technical professional services component of $10.2 billion.  This compares to total backlog and technical professional services backlog of $14.0 billion and $8.7 billion, respectively, at July 1, 2011.

Commenting on the results for the second quarter, Jacobs President and CEO Craig L. Martin stated, "The third quarter was very much in line with our expectations.  Gross margins increased, we managed our SG&A very well, and backlog continues to grow.  Our new business outlook is robust, so we remain positive about both our fourth quarter and fiscal 2013."

Commenting on the Company's earnings outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2012, Jacobs Chief Financial Officer John W. Prosser, Jr. stated, "Based on our third quarter results and the current business outlook, we are maintaining our guidance at $2.80 To $3.00 per share for fiscal 2012."

Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, which they are 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.  We caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements.  For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements including those noted in our 2011 Form 10-K, 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.  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 29,

2012

July 1,

2011


June 29,

2012

July 1,

2011

Revenues

$

2,772,874


$

2,744,178



$

8,107,493


$

7,658,369


Costs and Expenses:






Direct costs of contracts

(2,339,793)


(2,331,466)



(6,827,166)


(6,525,438)


Selling, general, and administrative expenses

(279,715)


(273,332)



(851,871)


(761,917)


Operating Profit

153,366


139,380



428,456


371,014


Other Income (Expense):






Interest income

2,325


1,317



5,283


3,390


Interest expense

(2,990)


(2,568)



(9,148)


(6,115)


Miscellaneous income (expense), net

(1,330)


3,172



(1,351)


3,216


Total other income (expense), net

(1,995)


1,921



(5,216)


491


Earnings Before Taxes

151,371


141,301



423,240


371,505


Income Tax Expense

(50,381)


(49,365)



(143,368)


(131,531)


Net Earnings of the Group

100,990


91,936



279,872


239,974


Net Earnings Attributable to

  Noncontrolling Interests

(3,090)


(1,260)



(8,329)


(3,225)


Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs

$

97,900


$

90,676



$

271,543


$

236,749


Earnings Per Share ("EPS"):






Basic

$

0.77


$

0.72



$

2.13


$

1.89


Diluted

$

0.76


$

0.71



$

2.11


$

1.86








Weighted Average Shares Used to Calculate EPS:






Basic

127,922


125,903



127,422


125,438


Diluted

128,820


127,578



128,504


127,230



 

Other Operational Information (in thousands):






Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


June 29,

2012

July 1,

2011


June 29,

2012

July 1,

2011

Revenues by Major Component:






Technical professional services

$

1,640,157


$

1,593,516



$

4,832,936


$

4,289,543


Field services

1,132,717


1,150,662



3,274,557


3,368,826


Total

$

2,772,874


$

2,744,178



$

8,107,493


$

7,658,369








Depreciation (pre-tax)

$

14,535


$

14,242



$

43,023


$

42,650


Amortization of Intangibles (pre-tax)

$

10,138


$

10,934



$

32,158


$

26,493


Pass-Through Costs Included in Revenues

$

583,136


$

486,010



$

1,699,188


$

1,561,858








Capital Expenditures

$

32,554


$

66,193



$

70,305


$

83,571


      

Selected Balance Sheet and Backlog Information (in thousands):



June 29,

2012

July 1,

2011

Balance Sheet Information:



Cash and cash equivalents

$

898,588


$

773,819


Working capital

1,734,293


994,911


Total debt

512,445


551,198


Total Jacobs stockholders' equity

3,656,686


3,141,843





Backlog Information:



Technical professional services

$

10,174,900


$

8,666,300


Field services

5,426,200


5,335,600


Total

$

15,601,100


$

14,001,900


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For additional information contact:
John W. Prosser, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration
626.578.6803

SOURCE Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.



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