SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

September 10, 2014 07:00 ET

TRC Announces Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

Strong Demand Drives 11% NSR and 13% Operating Income Growth for Fiscal 2014

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 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 three months and fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

Financial Highlights

         
    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    June 30,     June 30,   June 30,     June 30,
(In millions, except per share data)   2014     2013   2014     2013
Net service revenue(1)   $ 94.5     $ 86.9   $ 355.0     $ 320.4
Insurance recoverables and other income   $ 0.3     $ 0.8   $ 17.9     $ 4.5
Operating income   $ 9.0     $ 6.2   $ 20.9     $ 18.6
Federal and state income tax (provision) benefit(2)   $ (3.9 )   $ 18.7   $ (8.7 )   $ 18.0
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 5.0     $ 24.8   $ 12.1     $ 36.3
Diluted earnings per common share(2)   $ 0.17     $ 0.83   $ 0.40     $ 1.23
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding     30.3       29.8     30.1       29.6
   
(1) The Company believes net service revenue (NSR) best reflects the value of services provided and is the most meaningful indicator of revenue performance.
(2) The three months and year ended June 30, 2013 were impacted by the release of a deferred tax asset valuation allowance, which significantly increased net income and earnings per share.
   
   

Comments on the Results
"Our fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 NSR growth was driven by strong demand across all three of our segments. Organic and acquisition-related growth was evenly balanced for the year at 51% and 49%, respectively," said Chris Vincze Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

"In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, NSR was up 9% compared to the same period of fiscal 2013, while operating income was up 45%. For the full fiscal year, NSR was up 11% and operating income was up 13%. Comparative net income was significantly impacted by taxes. In fiscal 2013 we recorded a tax benefit of $18.0 million due to the release of our deferred tax asset valuation allowance, whereas in fiscal 2014 we recorded a tax provision of $8.7 million. 

"Our Energy segment continues to drive top-line growth, primarily due to geographic expansion, increased demand for testing and commissioning services, and continued investment by utility customers in transmission and distribution system improvements. Segment NSR increased 18% for the fourth quarter and 21% for the full year compared to the prior fiscal year, while profit was up 11% in the fourth quarter and 14% for the full year. 

"An increasing pace of remediation and pipeline permitting in our Environmental segment resulted in a 2% increase in NSR for the quarter and 5% for the full year. Strong project performance on fixed-price projects contributed to the segment's 7% and 15% profit growth in the quarter and full year, respectively.

"Infrastructure NSR grew 8% in the fourth quarter and 6% for the year while segment profit was up 2% in the quarter and 1% for the year. State government clients are continuing to commit capital for transportation-related projects and we are making strategic hires to accommodate additional work on several large construction engineering projects.

Business Outlook
"TRC is well-positioned to deliver top-line growth and improve margins as we begin fiscal 2015. Our strategy is to grow through geographic expansion, enhanced technical capabilities, and increased investment in strategic markets. We are focused on markets in which we have a track record of success, including power generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas, and transportation. Our sales and marketing programs emphasize TRC's comprehensive capabilities across the entire project cycle. Aided by our strong balance sheet, we will also continue to pursue strategic acquisitions that expand our platform in key North American markets," concluded Vincze.

Conference Call Information
TRC will broadcast its financial results conference call today, September 10, 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 www.TRCsolutions.com. 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 www.TRCsolutions.com 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, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

   
TRC Companies, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,     June 30,     June 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Gross revenue   $ 125,675     $ 118,955     $ 475,677     $ 441,517  
  Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges     31,183       32,066       120,721       121,114  
Net service revenue     94,492       86,889       354,956       320,403  
                                 
Interest income from contractual arrangements     26       53       52       239  
Insurance recoverables and other income     261       789       17,874       4,514  
                                 
Operating costs and expenses:                                
  Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)     77,194       69,849       312,108       268,545  
  General and administrative expenses     6,411       9,774       31,053       30,739  
  Provision for doubtful accounts     -       -       -       408  
  Depreciation and amortization     2,213       1,944       8,800       6,903  
Total operating costs and expenses     85,818       81,567       351,961       306,595  
Operating income     8,961       6,164       20,921       18,561  
Interest expense     (17 )     (67 )     (169 )     (337 )
Income from operations before taxes     8,944       6,097       20,752       18,224  
Federal and state income tax (provision) benefit     (3,912 )     18,666       (8,742 )     17,986  
Net income     5,032       24,763       12,010       36,210  
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest     5       16       41       65  
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 5,037     $ 24,779     $ 12,051     $ 36,275  
                                 
                                 
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.17     $ 0.85     $ 0.41     $ 1.26  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.17     $ 0.83     $ 0.40     $ 1.23  
                                 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     29,725       29,031       29,594       28,843  
  Diluted     30,290       29,776       30,140       29,601  
                                 
                                 
   
TRC Companies, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands, except share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
   
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2014     2013  
ASSETS            
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 27,597     $ 18,136  
  Restricted cash     5,756       -  
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts     116,937       109,320  
  Insurance recoverable - environmental remediation     42,062       26,305  
  Restricted investments     2,934       5,582  
  Deferred income tax assets     12,293       12,518  
  Income taxes refundable     1,021       1,444  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     12,441       12,045  
    Total current assets     221,041       185,350  
Property and equipment:                
  Land and building     480       480  
  Equipment, furniture and fixtures     54,340       51,104  
  Leasehold improvements     5,420       5,421  
        60,240       57,005  
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization     (47,190 )     (43,171 )
    Property and equipment, net     13,050       13,834  
Goodwill     31,679       28,797  
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated affiliates and construction joint ventures     112       113  
Long-term deferred income tax assets     4,267       6,601  
Long-term restricted investments     23,537       27,580  
Long-term prepaid insurance     28,521       31,497  
Other assets     13,378       13,992  
    Total assets   $ 335,585     $ 307,764  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt   $ 463     $ 4,745  
  Current portion of capital lease obligations     562       568  
  Accounts payable     32,663       32,238  
  Accrued compensation and benefits     36,586       34,040  
  Deferred revenue     14,503       20,094  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     138       291  
  Other accrued liabilities     47,310       31,737  
    Total current liabilities     132,225       123,713  
Non-current liabilities:                
  Long-term debt, net of current portion     105       568  
  Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     167       789  
  Income taxes payable and deferred income tax liabilities     1,539       310  
  Deferred revenue     70,398       68,514  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     6,268       6,973  
    Total liabilities     210,702       200,867  
Commitments and contingencies                
Equity:                
    Common stock, $.10 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, 29,752,934 and 29,749,452 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2014, and 29,053,301 and 29,049,819 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2013     2,975       2,905  
  Additional paid-in capital     187,748       181,874  
  Accumulated deficit     (65,354 )     (77,405 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (77 )     (109 )
  Treasury stock, at cost     (33 )     (33 )
    Total shareholders' equity applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.     125,259       107,232  
  Noncontrolling interest     (376 )     (335 )
    Total equity     124,883       106,897  
    Total liabilities and equity   $ 335,585     $ 307,764  

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