SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

November 04, 2014 07:00 ET

TRC Announces First-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

Strong Demand Across All Segments Drives 14% NSR Growth; Board Authorizes $10 Million Share Repurchase Program

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) -  TRC Companies, Inc.  (NYSE: TRR), a recognized leader in engineering, consulting and construction management services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets, announced today financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 26, 2014.

Financial Highlights
    Fiscal First Quarter Ended      
    September 26,   September 27,   %  
(In millions, except per share data)   2014   2013   Change  
Net service revenue(1)   $ 92.6   $ 81.3   14 %
Operating income   $ 6.0   $ 4.3   41 %
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 3.5   $ 2.5   40 %
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.11   $ 0.08   38 %
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding     30.4     30.0      

(1) The Company believes net service revenue (NSR) best reflects the value of services provided and is the most meaningful indicator of revenue performance.

Comments on the Results
"TRC delivered double-digit growth on both the top and bottom line for the first quarter of fiscal 2015," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "NSR increased 14%, with positive contributions from all three segments. Operating income grew 41% and net income was up 40%. Our first-quarter results are proof that our profitable growth and performance excellence initiatives are on track.

"In our Environmental segment, strong demand from oil and gas customers, specifically for remediation and pipeline permitting services, drove 24% NSR growth and a 9% increase in profit. Energy segment NSR grew 15% as utility clients expanded capital spending programs for power delivery, transmission and distribution services -- markets where we now have a greater geographic presence. TRC's ongoing initiatives to improve labor utilization resulted in a 38% increase in Energy segment profit. Within our Infrastructure segment, NSR was 4% higher, driven by capital investments by commercial clients, as well as State and municipal transportation projects, however, profit decreased 20% due to contract scope changes under negotiation." 

Share Repurchase Program
The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $10 million of common stock over the next three years. TRC intends to repurchase shares from time to time in open market transactions in accordance with applicable federal securities laws. The timing and the amount of any repurchases will be determined by the Company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions, capital allocation alternatives, and other factors. The program does not require the Company to purchase any specific number of shares and may be modified, suspended, cancelled or reinstated by the Company at any time. 

Business Outlook
"TRC is well-positioned in markets with attractive long-term growth opportunities, and we are bidding on a record level of new projects in all three segments. As we expand the scale of our business, we are driving improved performance to support our clients in solving the world's energy, environmental and infrastructure challenges. We continue to maintain significant balance sheet flexibility to support our growth initiatives, including continued organic investments and strategic acquisitions. In addition, our stock repurchase program demonstrates the Board's confidence in our ability to generate long-term profitable growth and our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," concluded Vincze.

Conference Call Information
TRC will broadcast its financial results conference call today, November 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. ET. To listen to the live webcast and access the accompanying presentation slides, visit the "Investor Center" section of TRC's website at The call also may be accessed by dialing (877) 407-5790 or (201) 689-8328. A webcast replay will be available on the Company's website for approximately one year.

About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information and updates from the Company, visit TRC's website at and follow TRC on Twitter and StockTwits at @TRC_Companies and on LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," or other words of similar import. You should consider statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss TRC's future expectations, contain projections of the Company's future results of operations or of its financial condition, or state other "forward-looking" information. TRC believes that it is important to communicate its future expectations to its investors. However, there may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and that may cause its actual results to differ materially from the expectations described in its forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the uncertainty of TRC's operational and growth strategies; circumstances which could create large cash outflows, such as contract losses, litigation, uncollectible receivables and income tax assessments; regulatory uncertainty; the availability of funding for government projects; the level of demand for TRC's services; product acceptance; industry-wide competitive factors; the ability to continue to attract and retain highly skilled and qualified personnel; the availability and adequacy of insurance; and general political or economic conditions. Furthermore, market trends are subject to changes, which could adversely affect future results. See the risk factors and additional discussion in TRC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, and other factors included from time to time in the Company's other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

TRC Companies, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
    Three Months Ended  
    September 26,     September 27,  
    2014     2013  
Gross revenue   $ 123,025     $ 106,574  
  Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges     30,406       25,322  
Net service revenue     92,619       81,252  
Interest income from contractual arrangements     22       47  
Insurance recoverables and other income     4,844       12,300  
Operating costs and expenses:                
  Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)     81,190       78,398  
  General and administrative expenses     8,038       8,771  
  Depreciation and amortization     2,265       2,176  
Total operating costs and expenses     91,493       89,345  
Operating income     5,992       4,254  
Interest expense     (31 )     (92 )
Income from operations before taxes     5,961       4,162  
Federal and state income tax provision     (2,480 )     (1,702 )
Net income     3,481       2,460  
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest     4       27  
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 3,485     $ 2,487  
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.12     $ 0.08  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.11     $ 0.08  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:                
  Basic     29,979       29,298  
  Diluted     30,378       30,027  
TRC Companies, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands, except share data)  
    September 26,     June 30,  
    2014     2014  
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 28,812     $ 27,597  
  Restricted cash     24       5,756  
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts     126,260       116,937  
  Insurance recoverable - environmental remediation     43,750       42,062  
  Restricted investments     2,766       2,934  
  Deferred income tax assets     12,309       12,293  
  Income taxes refundable     573       1,021  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     14,564       12,441  
    Total current assets     229,058       221,041  
Property and equipment     60,368       60,240  
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization     (47,816 )     (47,190 )
    Property and equipment, net     12,552       13,050  
Goodwill     32,671       31,679  
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated affiliates and construction joint ventures     112       112  
Long-term deferred income tax assets     3,732       4,267  
Long-term restricted investments     25,371       23,537  
Long-term prepaid insurance     27,847       28,521  
Other assets     13,239       13,378  
    Total assets   $ 344,582     $ 335,585  
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt   $ 4,763     $ 463  
  Current portion of capital lease obligations     491       562  
  Accounts payable     30,622       32,663  
  Accrued compensation and benefits     43,235       36,586  
  Deferred revenue     16,407       14,503  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     163       138  
  Other accrued liabilities     42,241       47,310  
    Total current liabilities     137,922       132,225  
Non-current liabilities:                
  Long-term debt, net of current portion     76       105  
  Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     92       167  
  Income taxes payable and deferred income tax liabilities     1,462       1,539  
  Deferred revenue     68,619       70,398  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     8,686       6,268  
    Total liabilities     216,857       210,702  
Commitments and contingencies                
    Common stock, $.10 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, 30,254,019 and 30,250,537 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at September 26, 2014, and 29,752,934 and 29,749,452 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2014     3,026       2,975  
  Additional paid-in capital     187,062       187,748  
  Accumulated deficit     (61,869 )     (65,354 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (81 )     (77 )
  Treasury stock, at cost     (33 )     (33 )
    Total stockholders' equity applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.     128,105       125,259  
  Noncontrolling interest     (380 )     (376 )
    Total equity     127,725       124,883  
    Total liabilities and equity   $ 344,582     $ 335,585  


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