SOURCE: TRC Companies, Inc.

TRC Companies, Inc.

February 02, 2017 07:00 ET

TRC Announces Second-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

NSR Up 14% from Q2 Fiscal 2016; Operating Cash Flow of $21.4 Million

LOWELL, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2017) - TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR), a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services to the power, environmental, infrastructure and oil and gas markets, today announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended December 30, 2016.

                         
    Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended        
 
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December
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GAAP Results                                
Net service revenue(1)   $ 127.4   $ 111.4   $ 16.0     14 %   $ 251.7   $ 211.5   $ 40.2     19 %
Acquisition and integration expense     -   $ 1.2   $ (1.2 )   N/A       -   $ 2.1   $ (2.1 )   N/A  
Amortization   $ 2.6   $ 1.1   $ 1.5     143 %   $ 5.3   $ 1.9   $ 3.4     178 %
Operating income   $ 7.0   $ 6.7   $ 0.3     5 %   $ 13.0   $ 14.4   $ (1.4 )   -10 %
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 4.0   $ 3.9   $ 0.1     2 %   $ 7.6   $ 8.4   $ (0.8 )   -9 %
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.13   $ 0.13   $ -     0 %   $ 0.24   $ 0.27   $ (0.03 )   -11 %
                                                     
Non-GAAP Results                                                    
EBITDA(2)   $ 11.4   $ 9.5   $ 1.9     20 %   $ 21.9   $ 19.4   $ 2.5     13 %
Adjusted EBITDA(3)   $ 11.4   $ 10.7   $ 0.7     6 %   $ 21.9   $ 21.5   $ 0.4     2 %
                                                     
(1)   TRC believes net service revenue (NSR) best reflects the value of services provided and is the most meaningful indicator of revenue performance.
(2)   TRC presents EBITDA because it believes that it is a useful tool for the Company, its lenders and its investors to measure the Company's ability to meet debt service, capital expenditure and working capital requirements. As used in the presentation, EBITDA is operating income plus depreciation and amortization.
(3)   Excludes acquisition and integration expenses of $1.2 million and $2.1 million for the three months and six months ended December 25, 2015. For a complete reconciliation of the Company's non-GAAP results, please see the associated earnings webcast slides, which are posted on the Company's website.
     

"Our second quarter results demonstrate the benefit of our diversified business model, which has driven continued growth during the past several quarters. In the second quarter of fiscal 2017, robust demand drove growth in revenues and generated strong operating cash flow. NSR was $127.4 million, up 14% from $111.4 million in the same period of fiscal 2016. The increase was primarily from our Oil & Gas segment, which we acquired late in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, as well as the strong performance of our Infrastructure segment," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Operating income was $7.0 million, up $0.3 million from the prior-year period. Net income was $4.0 million, up $0.1 million from the year-ago period, and EBITDA was $11.4 million, up $1.9 million or 20% from the prior-year period. Our $26.7 million cash balance at the end of the quarter was up significantly as a result of operating cash flow of $21.4 million."

Comments on Segment Results
"In our Power segment, NSR was up 1% and segment profit was flat, although backlog was up 16% from the second quarter of fiscal 2016," Vincze said. "Environmental segment NSR and segment profit declined 2% and 4%, respectively, largely as a result of a decrease in demand from our oil and gas clients and the completion of several large remediation projects. In our Infrastructure segment, several large public-private partnership projects led to a 7% increase in NSR and a 37% increase in segment profit year over year.

"We have begun to see more stability in the oil and gas market. NSR of $21.3 million in our Oil and Gas segment was unchanged sequentially from the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Segment profit was $1.5 million, up from $1.4 million in the first quarter," Vincze said. "The improved segment profit is primarily related to higher productivity and the significant cost improvements we made in the latter half of the prior fiscal year."

Business Outlook
"The long-term prospects are favorable and improving in each of our four segments, driven by strong underlying fundamentals," Vincze said. "In our Power segment, demand from our utility clients, our expansion in California and the shift toward program management work continue to build backlog. Significant state and public-private partnership projects should fuel Infrastructure results in the near term, with any additional expenditures at the federal level under the new Administration providing further mid- and long-term opportunity. The capital spend slowdown in oil and gas has stabilized, but a lack of investment in large projects continues to weigh on our Environmental segment. However, we expect this to be partially offset by increased demand for services related to industrial and construction activity, transaction support, and the ongoing retirement of coal plants and expansion of renewable energy. Our Oil & Gas segment has achieved consistent financial performance during the past six months. We expect to see a continuation of this trend in the second half of our fiscal year, led by demand for our pipeline integrity-related services.

"With the integration of the Oil and Gas acquisition now complete, we are again exploring strategic acquisitions that provide opportunities to expand geographically and enhance our technical capabilities," Vincze said. "We recently acquired the New Brunswick, N.J. office of Applied Energy Group, the administrator of New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. This acquisition supports TRC's strategy of enhancing our leadership position in the energy efficiency services market, in order to prepare for evolving energy policies and economic drivers."

Conference Call Information / Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Metrics
TRC will webcast its financial results conference call today, Feb. 2, 2017 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. Those slides also contain a reconciliation of non-GAAP metrics utilized in this press release to GAAP metrics. 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, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the power, environmental, infrastructure and oil and gas markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, 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, 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; capital availability and project investment by TRC's clients; 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, 2016, and other factors included 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     Six Months Ended  
    December 30,     December 25,     December 30,     December 25,  
    2016     2015     2016     2015  
Gross revenue   $ 198,662     $ 157,743     $ 379,513     $ 293,202  
  Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges     71,306       46,361       127,852       81,657  
Net service revenue     127,356       111,382       251,661       211,545  
                                 
Interest income from contractual arrangements     62       27       96       42  
Insurance recoverables and other income     644       1,031       1,281       1,773  
                                 
Operating costs and expenses:                                
  Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)     105,613       93,676       209,289       176,660  
  General and administrative expenses     11,042       8,046       21,881       15,167  
  Acquistion and integration expenses     -       1,240       -       2,118  
  Depreciation     1,754       1,704       3,542       3,128  
  Amortization     2,617       1,076       5,333       1,916  
Total operating costs and expenses     121,026       105,742       240,045       198,989  
Operating income     7,036       6,698       12,993       14,371  
Interest income     286       137       564       137  
Interest expense     (841 )     (461 )     (1,686 )     (489 )
Income from operations before taxes     6,481       6,374       11,871       14,019  
Income tax provision     (2,473 )     (2,439 )     (4,204 )     (5,596 )
Net income     4,008       3,935       7,667       8,423  
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest     (10 )     2       (30 )     6  
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.   $ 3,998     $ 3,937     $ 7,637     $ 8,429  
                                 
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.13     $ 0.13     $ 0.24     $ 0.27  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.13     $ 0.13     $ 0.24     $ 0.27  
                                 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:                                
  Basic     31,451       30,968       31,300       30,805  
  Diluted     31,966       31,369       31,783       31,347  
                                   
                                   
   
TRC Companies, Inc.  
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    December 30,     June 30,  
    2016     2016  
ASSETS
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 26,733     $ 18,804  
  Restricted cash     43       71  
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts     174,215       149,280  
  Insurance recoverable - environmental remediation     49,066       49,934  
  Restricted investments     5,767       5,959  
  Income taxes refundable     -       75  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     21,798       24,122  
    Total current assets     277,622       248,245  
                 
Property and equipment     76,120       74,053  
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization     (54,600 )     (51,593 )
    Property and equipment, net     21,520       22,460  
Goodwill     75,337       75,337  
Intangible assets, net     40,636       45,969  
Deferred income tax assets     26,377       26,239  
Long-term restricted investments     17,441       18,420  
Long-term prepaid insurance     22,367       23,425  
Other assets     14,540       18,383  
    Total assets   $ 495,840     $ 478,478  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt   $ 13,963     $ 18,339  
  Accounts payable     51,455       29,311  
  Accrued compensation and benefits     45,398       48,485  
  Deferred revenue     15,890       15,363  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     8,644       8,654  
  Income taxes payable     785       265  
  Other accrued liabilities     59,796       58,026  
    Total current liabilities     195,931       178,443  
Non-current liabilities:                
  Long-term debt, net of current portion     74,101       79,243  
  Long-term income taxes payable     959       2,204  
  Deferred revenue     61,930       65,340  
  Environmental remediation liabilities     436       433  
    Total liabilities     333,357       325,663  
Commitments and contingencies                
Equity:                
    Common stock, $.10 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized, 31,594,124 and 31,590,642 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at December 30, 2016, and 31,087,084 and 31,083,602 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, at June 30, 2016     3,159       3,109  
  Additional paid-in capital     197,164       195,156  
  Accumulated deficit     (38,261 )     (45,898 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (128 )     (71 )
  Treasury stock, at cost     (33 )     (33 )
    Total shareholders' equity applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.     161,901       152,263  
  Noncontrolling interest     582       552  
    Total equity     162,483       152,815  
    Total liabilities and equity   $ 495,840     $ 478,478  
                 
                 

 

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