Jacobs Reports Fiscal Second Quarter Earnings

05/10/2021
Reports Strong Q2 Results and Raises Full-Year Fiscal 2021 Outlook
ESG-Related Growth Opportunities Accelerating Across All Lines of Business
Generated Over $1.1 Billion in Cash Flow from Operations Over Last Four Quarters
PA Consulting Q2 Revenue Up 28% Year-Over-Year; Increasing FY21 Adj. EPS Expected Accretion
Expects Robust FY22 Growth Driven by National Security Priorities and Global Infrastructure Modernization

DALLAS, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: J) today announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 2, 2021.

Q2 2021 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $3.5 billion1 grew 3.5% year-over-year and net revenue up 6.7% year-over-year
  • EPS from continuing operations of $0.00; reflects portion of PA investment treated as compensation per GAAP2
  • Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.66, up 19% year-over-year, including 9 cents accretion from PA
  • Backlog increased $2.3 billion to $25.6 billion, up 10% year-over-year
  • Strong cash flow from operations and free cash flow of $238M and $209M, respectively
  • Increases fiscal 2021 adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS outlook3

Jacobs' Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou commented, "Our strategic portfolio actions and disciplined execution are delivering continued strong financial results despite headwinds from the pandemic. Core to our strategy are our values and inclusive culture which aligns our people to a common purpose of delivering innovative solutions for our customers. This continues to be a key competitive advantage for Jacobs that will foster growth over the coming years. Our multi-year targeted investments in areas such as environmental resiliency, digitally-enabled infrastructure and space intelligence have now intersected with accelerating global demand." Demetriou continued, "Furthermore, our recent strategic investment in PA Consulting provides a platform to capture higher margin opportunities as customers transform to meet the ever-changing challenges of digital and sustainability-driven disruption."

Jacobs' President and CFO Kevin Berryman added, "Given our strong performance in the first half of this fiscal year and the successful closing of our investment in PA Consulting, we are raising our full-year adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS guidance. Regarding PA Consulting, we are excited to see strong early momentum with double-digit revenue growth year-over-year and strong profitability. I am pleased with our continued disciplined approach to operational excellence which has resulted in strong cash flow and afforded us the ability to deploy capital toward value creating opportunities. As we look beyond fiscal 2021 we see multiple secular growth drivers and efficiency gains that are expected to support double-digit profit growth across Jacobs."

Financial Outlook

The company now expects fiscal 2021 adjusted EBITDA of $1,200 million to $1,270 million and adjusted EPS of $6.00 to $6.30 from its previous outlook of adjusted EBITDA of $1,075 million to $1,155 million and adjusted EPS of $5.30 to $6.00.3

Fiscal 2021 outlook includes $0.32 to $0.34 in adjusted EPS from PA Consulting net of 35% non-controlling interest and incremental interest costs required to fund the company's investment consideration, which closed March 2, 2021.

2 PA Consulting

The company closed its strategic investment in PA Consulting on March 2, 2021.  Per GAAP accounting rules, $267M (pre-tax and before non-controlling interest portion) of the aggregate consideration for PA Consulting is now required to be treated as post-completion compensation expense given retention related requirements applicable to the distribution of such funds to PA Consulting employees. This $267M impact relative to the announced investment consideration is reflected in Q2 GAAP SG&A and excluded from adjusted results. The total consideration for PA Consulting remains consistent at 1.4B GBP.

Of the total price consideration, $267M will now be reflected in fiscal third quarter cash flow from operations upon payment given the compensation accounting treatment noted above. See quarterly report on Form 10-Q for discussion of accounting implications of the PA Consulting transaction.

1Reflects continuing operations as reported in accordance with GAAP.

3Reconciliation of the adjusted EPS outlook and adjusted EBITDA outlook for the full fiscal year to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts because the Company cannot predict with sufficient certainty all the components required to provide such reconciliation, including with respect to the costs and charges relating to transaction expenses, restructuring and integration to be incurred in fiscal 2021.

Second Quarter Review


Fiscal Q2 2021

Fiscal Q2 2020

Change

Revenue

$3.5 billion

$3.4 billion

$0.1 billion

Net Revenue

$3.0 billion

$2.8 billion

$0.2 billion

GAAP Net Loss from Continuing Operations

$0 million

($122 million)

$122 million

GAAP Loss Per Diluted Share (EPS) from Continuing Operations

$0.00

($0.92)

$0.92

Adjusted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$218 million

$186 million

$32 million

Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations

$1.66

$1.39

$0.27

The company's adjusted net earnings from continuing operations and adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2020 exclude the adjustments set forth in the table below. For additional information regarding these adjustments and a reconciliation of adjusted net earnings and adjusted EPS to net (loss) earnings and EPS, respectively, as well as a reconciliation of net revenue to revenue, refer to the section entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this release.


Fiscal Q2 2021

Fiscal Q2 2020

GAAP Net Loss from Continuing Operations and Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS)

$— million ($— per
share)

($122 million) ($(0.92)
per share)

An adjustment to add back after-tax restructuring, transaction costs and other charges ($327.0 million and $44.2 million for the fiscal 2021 and 2020 periods, respectively before income taxes), which principally includes PA Consulting one time deal related charges. Note that the PA-related costs include $267 million in pre-tax compensation costs associated with the transaction.

$209 million ($1.59 per
share)

$33 million ($0.25 per
share)

Other adjustments are comprised mainly of:

 (a) add-back of amortization of intangible assets of $30.6 million and $22.1 million in the 2021 and 2020 periods, respectively,

 (b) the reclassification of revenues under the Company's Transition Services Agreement (TSA) with Worley of $2.2 million in fiscal Q2 2020,

 (c) the removal of $32.1 million and $341.0 million in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale in the 2021 and 2020 periods, respectively,

 (d) the removal of the fair value adjustment for the Company's investment in C3.ai, Inc. ("C3") of $34.1 million in the 2021 period, and

 (e) income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.

$10 million ($0.07 per
share)

$275 million ($2.06 per
share)

Adjusted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations and Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations

$218 million ($1.66 per
share)

$186 million ($1.39 per
share)


(note: earnings per share amounts may not add due to rounding)

Fiscal second quarter 2021 adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations reflect an adjusted effective tax rate of 23.8%.

Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 10:00 A.M. ET on Monday May 10, 2021, which it is webcasting live at www.jacobs.com.

About Jacobs
At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sectors. Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. Statements made in this press release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations as to our future growth, prospects, financial outlook and business strategy for fiscal 2021 or future fiscal years and the anticipated benefits of the strategic partnership with PA Consulting, which are based, in part, on estimates and assumptions regarding the potential continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition and results of operations. 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. Such factors include the magnitude, timing, duration and ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and any resulting economic downturn on our results, prospects and opportunities, the timeline for easing or removing "shelter-in-place", "stay-at-home", social distancing, travel restrictions and similar orders, measures or restrictions imposed by governments and health officials in response to the pandemic, or if such orders, measures or restrictions are re-imposed after being lifted or eased, including as a result of increases in cases of COVID-19; the development, effectiveness and distribution of vaccines or treatments for COVID-19; the timing and scope of any government stimulus programs enacted in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, any proposed infrastructure-related stimulus programs; and the impact of such matters includes, but is not limited to, the possible reduction in demand for certain of our services and the delay or abandonment of ongoing or anticipated projects due to the financial condition of our clients and suppliers or to governmental budget constraints or changes to governmental budgetary priorities; the inability of our clients to meet their payment obligations in a timely manner or at all; potential issues and risks related to a significant portion of our employees working remotely; illness, travel restrictions and other workforce disruptions that could negatively affect our supply chain and our ability to timely and satisfactorily complete our clients' projects; difficulties associated with hiring additional employees or replacing any furloughed employees; increased volatility in the capital markets that may affect our ability to access sources of liquidity on acceptable pricing or borrowing terms or at all; and the inability of governments in certain of the countries in which we operate to effectively mitigate the financial or other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies and workforces and our operations therein. The foregoing factors and potential future developments are inherently uncertain, unpredictable and, in many cases, beyond our control. For a description of these and additional 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 year ended October 2, 2020, and in particular the discussions contained therein 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, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 2, 2021, and in particular the discussions contained under Part I, Item 2 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations; Part II, Item 1 - Legal Proceedings; and Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors, as well as the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company is not under any duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, except as required by applicable law.

Financial Highlights:

Results of Operations (in thousands, except per-share data):



For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended

Unaudited

April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Revenues

$

3,547,873



$

3,427,180



$

6,929,708



$

6,787,229


Direct cost of contracts

(2,780,860)



(2,779,045)



(5,530,636)



(5,494,522)


Gross profit

767,013



648,135



1,399,072



1,292,707


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(808,125)



(480,357)



(1,226,246)



(973,582)


Operating (Loss) Profit

(41,112)



167,778



172,826



319,125


Other Income (Expense):








Interest income

608



985



1,732



1,931


Interest expense

(15,464)



(15,154)



(32,777)



(29,971)


Miscellaneous (expense) income, net

(56,313)



(330,414)



100,047



(213,719)


Total other (expense) income, net

(71,169)



(344,583)



69,002



(241,759)


(Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

(112,281)



(176,805)



241,828



77,366


Income Tax Benefit (Expense) from Continuing Operations

20,772



61,122



(66,250)



(7,368)


Net (Loss) Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

(91,509)



(115,683)



175,578



69,998


Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations

11,320



29,880



11,305



107,468


Net (Loss) Earnings of the Group

(80,189)



(85,803)



186,883



177,466


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(10,158)



(6,284)



(20,184)



(12,540)


Net Loss Attributable to Redeemable Noncontrolling interests

101,392





101,392




Net (Loss) Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations

(275)



(121,967)



256,786



57,458


Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Jacobs

$

11,045



$

(92,087)



$

268,091



$

164,926


Net Earnings Per Share:








Basic Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$



$

(0.92)



$

1.97



$

0.43


Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09



$

0.23



$

0.09



$

0.81


Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

0.08



$

(0.69)



$

2.06



$

1.24










Diluted Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$



$

(0.92)



$

1.96



$

0.43


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09



$

0.23



$

0.09



$

0.80


Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

0.08



$

(0.69)



$

2.04



$

1.23










 

Segment Information (in thousands):



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

Unaudited

April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Revenues from External Customers:








Critical Mission Solutions

$

1,309,573



$

1,243,378



$

2,604,860



$

2,425,835


People & Places Solutions

2,139,990



2,183,802



4,226,538



4,361,394


Pass Through Revenue

(576,629)



(641,393)



(1,225,306)



(1,343,147)


People & Places Solutions Net Revenue

$

1,563,361



$

1,542,409



$

3,001,232



$

3,018,247


PA Consulting

$

98,310



$



$

98,310



$


Total Revenue

$

3,547,873



$

3,427,180



$

6,929,708



$

6,787,229


Net Revenue

$

2,971,244



$

2,785,787



$

5,704,402



$

5,444,082







Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Segment Operating Profit:








Critical Mission Solutions

$

113,933



$

84,293



$

224,002



$

174,715


People & Places Solutions

202,030



189,082



398,330



367,411


PA Consulting

27,917





27,917




Total Segment Operating Profit

343,880



273,375



650,249



542,126


Other Corporate Expenses (1)

(63,327)



(61,216)



(133,667)



(127,934)


Restructuring, Transaction and Other Charges (2)

(321,665)



(44,381)



(343,756)



(95,067)


Total U.S. GAAP Operating (Loss) Profit

(41,112)



167,778



172,826



319,125


Total Other (Expense) Income, net (3)

(71,169)



(344,583)



69,002



(241,759)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

$

(112,281)



$

(176,805)



$

241,828



$

77,366




(1)

Other corporate expenses also include intangibles amortization of $30.6 million and $22.1 million for the three months ended April 2, 2021 and March 27, 2020, respectively, and $53.8 million and $43.9 million for the six months ended April 2, 2021 and March 27, 2020, respectively.



(2)

Included in the three and six months ended April 2, 2021 are $296.1 million and $300.2 million, respectively, of costs incurred in connection with the investment in PA Consulting, in part classified as compensation costs.



(3)

The three and six months ended April 2, 2021 include $29.7 million and $(63.5) million, respectively, in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale, $34.1 million and $(48.6) million, respectively, in fair adjustments related to our investment in C3 stock. The six months ended April 2, 2021 also includes $(33.2) million related to impairment of our AWE Management Ltd. investment. The three and six months ended March 27, 2020 include revenues under the Company's TSA with Worley of $2.2 million and $14.2 million, respectively, $(341.0) million and $(241.9) million, respectively, in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale, the amortization of deferred financing fees related to the CH2M acquisition of $0.1 million and $0.7 million, respectively, and the loss on settlement of the CH2M portion of the U.S. pension plan of $0 and $2.7 million, respectively.

 

Balance Sheet (in thousands):


Unaudited

April 2, 2021


October 2, 2020

ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

893,284



$

862,424


Receivables and contract assets

3,301,623



3,167,310


Prepaid expenses and other

431,606



162,355


Investment in equity securities

451,405



347,510


Total current assets

5,077,918



4,539,599


Property, Equipment and Improvements, net

360,241



319,371


Other Noncurrent Assets:




Goodwill

7,235,520



5,639,091


Intangibles, net

1,684,682



658,340


Deferred income tax assets

147,218



211,047


Operating lease right-of-use assets

654,419



576,915


Miscellaneous

402,070



409,990


Total other noncurrent assets

10,123,909



7,495,383



$

15,562,068



$

12,354,353


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Short-term debt

$

53,813



$


Accounts payable

914,408



1,061,754


Accrued liabilities

1,727,219



1,249,883


Operating lease liability

176,253



164,312


Contract liabilities

531,146



465,648


Total current liabilities

3,402,839



2,941,597


Long-term Debt

3,425,852



1,676,941


Liabilities relating to defined benefit pension and retirement plans

555,222



568,176


Deferred income tax liabilities

178,199



3,366


Long-term operating lease liability

783,982



735,202


Other deferred liabilities

585,263



573,404


Commitments and Contingencies




Redeemable Noncontrolling interests

586,965




Stockholders' Equity:




Capital stock:




Preferred stock, $1 par value, authorized - 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding - none




Common stock, $1 par value, authorized - 240,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding - 130,172,177 shares and 129,747,783 shares as of April 2, 2021 and October 2, 2020, respectively

130,172



129,748


Additional paid-in capital

2,621,454



2,598,446


Retained earnings

4,125,452



4,020,575


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(868,639)



(933,057)


Total Jacobs stockholders' equity

6,008,439



5,815,712


Noncontrolling interests

35,307



39,955


Total Group stockholders' equity

6,043,746



5,855,667



$

15,562,068



$

12,354,353


 

Statement of Cash Flow (in thousands):



For the Three Months Ended


For the Six Months Ended

Unaudited

April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:








Net (loss) earnings attributable to the Group

$

(80,189)



$

(85,803)



$

186,883



$

177,466


Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) earnings to net cash flows provided by operations:








Depreciation and amortization:








Property, equipment and improvements

25,090



22,566



48,079



44,718


Intangible assets

30,598



22,094



53,753



43,939


Gain on sale of ECR business

(15,608)



(19,967)



(15,608)



(81,910)


Loss (gain) on investment in equity securities

75,925



375,544



(114,443)



270,225


Stock based compensation

15,136



9,557



26,977



23,835


Equity in earnings of operating ventures, net of return on capital distributions

5,194



950



6,353



235


Loss (gain) on disposals of assets, net

487



(283)



353



(247)


Impairment of equity method investment

5,295





33,197




Loss on pension and retiree medical plan changes







2,651


Deferred income taxes

(11,945)



(29,047)



41,063



73,440


Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of businesses acquired:








Receivables and contract assets, net of contract liabilities

40,292



(117,610)



73,542



(213,685)


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(10,623)



(4,625)



14,521



(8,777)


Miscellaneous other assets

59,837



33,796



76,401



68,430


Accounts payable

(88,765)



(117,285)



(152,750)



(152,665)


Accrued liabilities

230,774



182,523



99,198



(53,567)


 Other deferred liabilities

(38,981)



(92,946)



(22,490)



(153,508)


      Other, net

(4,902)



(27,310)



(4,797)



(25,612)


          Net cash provided by operating activities

237,615



152,154



350,232



14,968


Cash Flows from Investing Activities:








Additions to property and equipment

(28,287)



(39,077)



(45,053)



(61,337)


Disposals of property and equipment and other assets

427



38



427



38


Capital contributions to equity investees, net of return of capital distributions

(763)



(358)



(4,193)



(12,358)


Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(1,568,050)



(286,534)



(1,741,062)



(286,534)


Disposal of investment in equity securities

13,027





13,027




Proceeds (payments) related to sales of businesses

36,360



(5,061)



36,360



(5,061)


          Net cash used for investing activities

(1,547,286)



(330,992)



(1,740,494)



(365,252)


Cash Flows from Financing Activities:








Net proceeds from borrowings

1,687,359



1,500,755



1,782,357



1,711,371


Debt issuance costs

(2,697)



(1,807)



(2,697)



(1,807)


Proceeds from issuances of common stock

9,044



12,719



18,585



18,920


Common stock repurchases

(148)



(285,822)



(24,949)



(285,822)


Taxes paid on vested restricted stock

(308)



(407)



(25,642)



(24,742)


Cash dividends, including to noncontrolling interests

(46,162)



(37,913)



(81,880)



(63,530)


            Net cash provided by financing activities

1,647,088



1,187,525



1,665,774



1,354,390


Effect of Exchange Rate Changes

(7,575)



27,980



28,918



20,705


Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash

329,842



1,036,667



304,430



1,024,811


Cash and Cash Equivalents, including Restricted Cash, at the Beginning of the Period

837,012



619,212



862,424



631,068


Cash and Cash Equivalents, including Restricted Cash at the End of the Period

$

1,166,854



$

1,655,879



$

1,166,854



$

1,655,879


 

Backlog (in millions):



April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Critical Mission Solutions

$

9,779



$

9,135


People & Places Solutions

15,512



14,156


PA Consulting

280




            Total

$

25,571



$

23,291


Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In this press release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release are net revenue, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations, adjusted EPS from continuing operations, free cash flow and adjusted EBITDA.

Net revenue is calculated excluding pass-through revenue of the Company's People & Places Solutions segment from the Company's revenue from continuing operations. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations and adjusted EPS from continuing operations are calculated by (i) excluding the costs related to our 2015 restructuring activities, which included involuntary terminations, the abandonment of certain leased offices, combining operational organizations and the co-location of employees into other existing offices; and charges associated with our Europe, U.K. and Middle East region, which included write-offs on contract accounts receivable and charges for statutory redundancy and severance costs; (ii) excluding costs and other charges associated with restructuring activities implemented in connection with the acquisitions of The KeyW Holding Corporation ("KeyW"), CH2M, John Wood Group nuclear business and Buffalo Group, and the  strategic investment in PA Consulting, the sale of the ECR business and other related cost reduction initiatives, which included involuntary terminations, costs associated with co-locating Jacobs, KeyW and CH2M offices, separating physical locations of ECR and continuing operations, professional services and personnel costs, costs and charges associated with the divestiture of joint venture interests to resolve potential conflicts arising from the CH2M acquisition, expenses relating to certain commitments and contingencies relating to discontinued operations of the CH2M business, charges associated with certain operations in India, which included write-offs on contract accounts receivable and other accruals, and similar costs and expenses; (iii) excluding the costs and other charges associated with the Focus 2023 transformation initiatives commenced in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, which included costs and charges associated with the re-scaling and repurposing of physical office space, voluntary employee separations and related expenses (the amounts referred in (i), (ii) and (iii) are collectively referred to as the "Restructuring and other charges"); (iv) excluding transaction costs and other charges incurred in connection with closing of the KeyW, CH2M, John Wood Group nuclear business and Buffalo Group acquisitions, the strategic investment in PA Consulting, and sale of the ECR business (to the extent incurred prior to the closing), including advisor fees, change in control payments, costs and expenses relating to the registration and listing of Jacobs stock issued in connection with the CH2M acquisition, certain consideration amounts for PA Consulting that were required to be treated as post-completion compensation expense given retention related requirements applicable to the coming distribution of such funds to PA Consulting employees (including the removal of the associated tax impacts) and similar transaction costs and expenses (collectively referred to as "transaction costs"); (v) adding back amortization of intangible assets; (vi) allocating to discontinued operations estimated stranded corporate costs that will be reimbursed or otherwise eliminated in connection with the sale of the ECR business; (vii) the reclassification of revenue under the Company's transition services agreement (TSA) with Worley included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of remaining unreimbursed costs associated with the TSA; (viii) allocating to discontinued operations estimated interest expense relating to long-term debt that was paid down with the proceeds of the ECR sale; (ix) the removal of fair value adjustments and dividend income related to the Company's investments in Worley and C3 stock and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to ECR sale proceeds; (x) the exclusion of a one-time favorable adjustment in the fiscal 2019 period associated with a reduction of deferred income taxes for permanently reinvested earnings from non-U.S. subsidiaries in connection with the sale of the ECR business; (xi) excluding charges resulting from the revaluation of certain deferred tax assets/liabilities in connection with U.S. tax reform; (xii) adding back depreciation and amortization relating to the ECR business of the Company that was ceased as a result of the application of held-for-sale accounting; (xiii) charges associated with the impairment of our investment in AWE; and (xiv) other income tax adjustments. Adjustments to derive adjusted net earnings from continuing operations and adjusted EPS from continuing operations are calculated on an after-tax basis.

For fiscal 2021 outlook, the Company calculated adjusted EBITDA by adding income tax expense, depreciation expense and interest expense, and deducting interest income from adjusted net earnings from continuing operations.

Free cash flow is calculated using the reported statement of cash flows, provided from operations less additions to property and equipment.

We believe that net revenue, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations, adjusted EPS from continuing operations, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow are useful to management, investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating the Company's operating results and understanding the Company's operating trends by excluding or adding back the effects of the items described above and below, the inclusion or exclusion of which can obscure underlying trends. Additionally, management uses such measures in its own evaluation of the Company's performance, particularly when comparing performance to past periods, and believes these measures are useful for investors because they facilitate a comparison of our financial results from period to period.

The Company provides non-GAAP measures to supplement U.S. GAAP measures, as they provide additional insight into the Company's financial results. However, non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation and are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, U.S. GAAP measures. In addition, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently, which limits the ability of investors to compare non-GAAP measures of the Company to those used by our peer companies.

The following tables reconcile the components and values of U.S. GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and EPS from continuing operations to the corresponding "adjusted" amounts, revenue from continuing operations to net revenue and cash flow from operations to free cash flow. For the comparable periods presented below, such adjustments consist of amounts incurred in connection with the items described above. Amounts are shown in thousands, except for per-share data. Reconciliation of the adjusted EPS and adjusted EBITDA outlook for the full fiscal year to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts because the Company cannot predict with sufficient certainty all the components required to provide such reconciliation (note: earnings per share amounts may not add across due to rounding).

U.S. GAAP Reconciliation for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and 2020



Three Months Ended


April 2, 2021

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction
and Other
Charges (1)


Other
Adjustments
(2)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

3,547,873


$


$


$

3,547,873

Pass through revenue



(576,629)


(576,629)

Net revenue

3,547,873



(576,629)


2,971,244

Direct cost of contracts

(2,780,860)


194


576,629


(2,204,037)

Gross profit

767,013


194



767,207

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(808,125)


321,471


30,598


(456,056)

Operating (Loss) Profit

(41,112)


321,665


30,598


311,151

Total other (expense) income, net

(71,169)


5,295


63,719


(2,155)

(Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

(112,281)


326,960


94,317


308,996

Income Tax Benefit (Expense) from Continuing Operations

20,772


(11,015)


(83,298)


(73,541)

Net (Loss) Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

(91,509)


315,945


11,019


235,455

Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(10,158)


(107,033)


(1,367)


(118,558)

Net Loss Attributable to Redeemable Noncontrolling interests

101,392




101,392

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations

(275)


208,912


9,652


218,289

Net Earnings Attributable to Discontinued Operations

11,320




11,320

Net Earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

11,045


$

208,912


$

9,652


$

229,609

Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$


$

1.59


$

0.07


$

1.66

Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09


$


$


$

0.09

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

0.08


$

1.59


$

0.07


$

1.75

Operating profit margin

(1.2)

%






10.5

%















(1) Includes charges associated with various restructuring, transaction and other related activity costs associated with Company transformation and acquisition related programs, along with after-tax $292.0 million in one time PA Consulting transaction-related costs.


(2) Includes mainly (a) the removal of pass through revenues and costs for the People & Places Solutions line of business for the calculation of operating profit margin as a percentage of net revenue of $576.6 million, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $30.6 million, (c) the removal of $29.7 million in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale, (d) the removal of the fair value adjustment of the Company's investment in C3 of $34.1 million and (e) income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.


(3) Because U.S. GAAP net (loss) earnings from continuing operations was a loss, the effect of antidilutive securities of 902 was excluded from the denominator in calculating diluted EPS. Because adjusted net (loss) earnings from continuing operations was income, the effective of the securities was dilutive and was included in the denominator in calculating adjusted diluted EPS.



Three Months Ended


March 27, 2020

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction
and Other
Charges (1)


Other
Adjustments
(2)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

3,427,180


$


$



$

3,427,180


Pass through revenue



(641,393)



(641,393)


Net revenue

3,427,180



(641,393)



2,785,787


Direct cost of contracts

(2,779,045)



641,393



(2,137,652)


Gross profit

648,135





648,135


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(480,357)


44,381


24,359



(411,617)


Operating Profit

167,778


44,381


24,359



236,518


Total other (expense) income, net

(344,583)


(200)


338,797



(5,986)

(Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

(176,805)


44,181


363,156



230,532


Income Tax Benefit (Expense) from Continuing Operations

61,122


(11,349)


(87,833)



(38,060)


Net (Loss) Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

(115,683)


32,832


275,323



192,472


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(6,284)





(6,284)


Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations attributable to Jacobs

(121,967)


32,832


275,323



186,188


Net Earnings Attributable to Discontinued Operations

29,880





29,880


Net (Loss) Earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

(92,087)


$

32,832


$

275,323



$

216,068


Diluted Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

(0.92)


$

0.25


$

2.06



$

1.39


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.23


$


$



$

0.22


Diluted (Loss) Earnings Per Share

$

(0.69)


$

0.25



$

2.06



$

1.62


Operating profit margin

4.9

%






8.5

%

















(1) Includes charges associated with various restructuring, transaction and other related activity costs associated with Company transformation and acquisition related programs.


(2) Includes (a) the removal of pass through revenues and costs for the People & Places Solutions line of business for the calculation of operating profit margin as a percentage of net revenue of $641.4 million, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $22.1 million, (c) the reclassification of revenues under the Company's TSA with Worley of $2.2 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of $0.0 million in remaining unreimbursed costs associated with this agreement, (d) the removal of $341.0 million in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale and (e) income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.


(3) Because U.S. GAAP net (loss) earnings from continuing operations was a loss, the effect of antidilutive securities of 1,032 was excluded from the denominator in calculating diluted EPS. Because adjusted net (loss) earnings from continuing operations was income, the effective of the securities was dilutive and was included in the denominator in calculating adjusted diluted EPS.



Six Months Ended


April 2, 2021

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction
and Other
Charges (1)


Other
Adjustments
(2)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

6,929,708


$


$


$

6,929,708

Pass through revenue



(1,225,306)


(1,225,306)

Net revenue

6,929,708



(1,225,306)


5,704,402

Direct cost of contracts

(5,530,636)


286


1,225,306


(4,305,044)

Gross profit

1,399,072


286



1,399,358

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,226,246)


343,470


53,727


(829,049)

Operating Profit

172,826


343,756


53,727


570,309

Total other income (expense), net

69,002


37,197


(112,298)


(6,099)

Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

241,828


380,953


(58,571)


564,210

Income Tax Expense from Continuing Operations

(66,250)


(22,111)


(45,921)


(134,282)

Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

175,578


358,842


(104,492)


429,928

Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(20,184)


(107,033)


(1,367)


(128,584)

Net Loss Attributable to Redeemable Noncontrolling interests

101,392





101,392

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations

256,786


251,809


(105,859)


402,736

Net Earnings Attributable to Discontinued Operations

11,305




11,305

Net Earnings (Loss) attributable to Jacobs

$

268,091


$

251,809


$

(105,859)


$

414,041

Diluted Net Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.96


$

1.92


$

(0.81)


$

3.07

Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09


$


$


$

0.09

Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

2.04


$

1.92


$

(0.81)


$

3.16

Operating profit margin

2.5

%






10.0

%















(1) Includes charges associated with various restructuring, transaction and other related activity costs associated with Company transformation and acquisition related programs, impairment charges relating to our investment in AWE, along with after-tax $295.1 million in one time PA Consulting deal related costs.


(2) Includes mainly (a) the removal of pass through revenues and costs for the People & Places Solutions line of business for the calculation of operating profit margin as a percentage of net revenue of $1.2 billion, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $53.8 million, (c) the removal of $63.5 million in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale, (d) the removal of the fair value adjustment of the Company's investment in C3 of $48.6 million and (e) income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.



Six Months Ended


March 27, 2020

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction
and Other
Charges (1)


Other
Adjustments
(2)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

6,787,229


$



$



$

6,787,229

Pass through revenue




(1,343,147)



(1,343,147)

Net revenue

6,787,229




(1,343,147)



5,444,082

Direct cost of contracts

(5,494,522)




1,343,147



(4,151,375)

Gross profit

1,292,707






1,292,707

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(973,582)


95,067



58,879



(819,636)

Operating (Loss) Profit

319,125


95,067



58,879



473,071

Total other income (expense), net

(241,759)


2,799


227,691



(11,269)

Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

77,366


97,866



286,570



461,802

Income Tax Benefit (Expense) from Continuing Operations

(7,368)


(24,782)



(69,193)



(101,343)

Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

69,998


73,084



217,377



360,459

Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(12,540)






(12,540)

Net Earnings from Continuing Operations attributable to Jacobs

57,458


73,084



217,377



347,919

Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Discontinued Operations

107,468






107,468

Net earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

164,926


$

73,084



$

217,377



$

455,387

Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

0.43


$

0.54



$

1.62



$

2.59

Diluted Net Earnings (Loss) from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.80


$



$



$

0.80

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.23


$

0.54



$

1.62



$

3.39

Operating profit margin

4.7

%






8.7

%

















(1) Includes after-tax charges associated with various restructuring, transaction and other related activity costs associated with Company transformation and acquisition related programs.


(2) Includes (a) the removal of pass through revenues and costs for the People & Places Solutions line of business for the calculation of operating profit margin as a percentage of net revenue of $1.3 billion, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $43.9 million, (c) the reclassification of revenues under the Company's TSA of $14.2 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A, (d) the removal of $241.9 million in fair value adjustments related to our investment in Worley stock (net of Worley stock dividend) and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to the ECR sale and (e) income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.

 

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020


April 2, 2021


March 27, 2020

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

$

237,615



$

152,154



$

350,232



$

14,968


Additions to property and equipment

(28,287)



(39,077)



(45,053)



(61,337)


Free cash flow

$

209,328



$

113,077



$

305,179



$

(46,369)


 

Earnings Per Share:



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended

Unaudited

April 2, 2021


March 27,
2020


April 2, 2021


March 27,
2020

Numerator for Basic and Diluted EPS:








Net (loss) earnings attributable to Jacobs from continuing operations

$

(275)



$

(121,967)



$

256,786



$

57,458


Net earnings from continuing operations allocated to participating securities







(20)


Net (loss) earnings from continuing operations allocated to common stock for EPS calculation

$

(275)



$

(121,967)



$

256,786



$

57,438










Net earnings attributable to Jacobs from discontinued operations

$

11,320



$

29,880



$

11,305



$

107,468


Net earnings from discontinued operations allocated to participating securities







(38)


Net earnings from discontinued operations allocated to common stock for EPS calculation

$

11,320



$

29,880



$

11,305



$

107,430










Net earnings (loss) allocated to common stock for EPS calculation

$

11,045



$

(92,087)



$

268,091



$

164,868










Denominator for Basic and Diluted EPS:








Weighted average basic shares

130,262



132,556



130,115



132,879


Shares allocated to participating securities



(25)





(47)


Shares used for calculating basic EPS attributable to common stock

130,262



132,531



130,115



132,832










Effect of dilutive securities:








Stock compensation plans (1)





1,042



1,258


Shares used for calculating diluted EPS attributable to common stock

130,262



132,531



131,157



134,090










Net Earnings (Loss) Per Share:








Basic Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$



$

(0.92)



$

1.97



$

0.43


Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09



$

0.23



$

0.09



$

0.81


Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

0.08



$

(0.69)



$

2.06



$

1.24


Diluted Net (Loss) Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$



$

(0.92)



$

1.96



$

0.43


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.09



$

0.23



$

0.09



$

0.80


Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

0.08



$

(0.69)



$

2.04



$

1.23



(1) For the three months ended April 2, 2021 and March 27, 2020, because net (loss) earnings from continuing operations allocated to common stock for EPS was a loss, the effect of antidilutive securities of 902 and 1,032, respectively, were excluded from the denominator in calculating diluted EPS.

For additional information contact:

Investors:
Jonathan Doros, 214-583-8596
jonathan.doros@jacobs.com

Media:
Marietta Hannigan, 214-920-8035
marietta.hannigan@jacobs.com

 

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For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2009 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We caution readers that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking.