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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter June 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020 8:14:00 AM
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Summary

Jacobs Engineering Group Beats

Jacobs Engineering Group (J) reported 3rd Quarter June 2020 earnings of $1.26 per share on revenue of $3.3 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.99 per share on revenue of $3.3 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.04 per share.

The company said it expects fiscal 2020 earnings of $5.05 to $5.30 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $4.80 to $5.30 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $4.99 per share for the year ending September 30, 2020.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.26
Earnings Whisper
$1.04
Consensus Estimate
$0.99
Reported Revenue
$3.26 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$3.26 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Jacobs Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Earnings

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: J) today announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended June 26, 2020.

Q3 2020 Highlights:

  • Gross revenue of $3.3 billion1 grew 2.9% year-over-year; net revenue down 4% pro forma
  • EPS from continuing operations of $1.73 up significantly year over year
  • Adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $1.26, including $0.05 in discrete tax benefits
  • Backlog increased $1.2 billion to $23.7 billion, up 5% year-over-year and up 4% on a pro forma basis
  • Cash flow from operations and free cash flow well over $300M, increasing FY20 outlook to approaching $400M
  • Revised fiscal 2020 outlook represents improved year-over-year adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS growth

Jacobs' Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou commented, "We have maintained focus on our top priority: keeping our people safe and ensuring business continuity for our customers. I am extremely proud of how our people have responded, not only to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also our company-wide support for social justice and global equality. We continue to align our culture around our values, particularly 'We live inclusion,' combined with our willingness to continuously learn – and turn that learning into action and solutions. Our values based culture is a key competitive advantage for Jacobs that will foster growth over the coming years." Demetriou continued, "From a business standpoint, our ability to solve highly technical challenges across a diverse set of end markets, at scale, in virtual environments provides us with the ability to grow in a variety of economic scenarios. Our teams across the globe have demonstrated strong business acumen while delivering innovative solutions for customers in one of the most disruptive periods in history."

Jacobs' President and CFO Kevin Berryman added, "The strategy we developed and have been executing since 2016 to build a company aligned to sustainable higher growth markets has proved its resilience during one of the most severe economic shocks in history. The highly recurring mission-critical nature of our work, combined with our ability to rapidly adjust virtually, enabled us to deliver solid earnings and strong free cash flow generation during this unprecedented pandemic. Given our ability to adapt in this new environment, we expect to continue to drive solid results for the remainder of fiscal 2020, further transforming Jacobs through technology-focused innovations that will enable profitable growth in fiscal 2021 and beyond."

Financial Outlook

The company now expects fiscal 2020 adjusted EBITDA of $1,000 million to $1,0502 million and adjusted EPS of $5.05 to $5.302 from its previous outlook of adjusted EBITDA of $950 million to $1,050 million and adjusted EPS of $4.80 to $5.30

Third Quarter Review


Fiscal Q3 2020

Fiscal Q3 2019

Change

Revenue

$3.3 billion

$3.2 billion

$0.1 billion

Net Revenue

$2.7 billion

$2.6 billion

$0.1 billion

GAAP Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$227 million

$89 million

$138 million

GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share (EPS) from Continuing Operations

$1.73

$0.65

$1.08

Adjusted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations

$165 million

$193 million

($28 million)

Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations

$1.26

$1.40

($0.14)

The company's adjusted net earnings from continuing operations and adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 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 Q3 2020

Fiscal Q3 2019

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

$227 million ($1.73 per share)

$89 million ($0.65 per share)

After-tax restructuring, transaction costs and other charges ($20.5 million and $106.5 million for the fiscal 2020 and 2019 periods, respectively before income taxes)

$14 million ($0.11 per share)

$80 million ($0.58 per share)

Other adjustments include:

 (a) add-back of amortization of intangible assets of $23.1 million and $18.4 million in the 2020 and 2019 periods, respectively,

 (b) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated stranded corporate costs of $2.0 million in the 2019 period that were reimbursed or otherwise eliminated in connection with the sale of the Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") business,

 (c) the reclassification of revenues under the Company's Transition Services Agreement (TSA) with Worley of $1.0 million and $14.1 million, included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of $0.1 million and $3.2 million in remaining unreimbursed costs associated with the TSA during the fiscal 2020 and 2019 periods, respectively

 (d) the removal of $(123.1) 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 2020 period,

 (e) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated interest expense amounts in 2019 related to long-term debt that was paid down in connection with the closing of the sale of the ECR business of $5.8 million,

 (f) other income tax adjustments of $1.5 million in the 2019 period and

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

$(76) million ($(0.58) per share)

$24 million ($0.17 per share)

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

$165 million ($1.26 per share)

$193 million ($1.40 per share)


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

Fiscal third quarter 2020 adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations reflect an adjusted effective tax rate of 25%, excluding favorable discrete tax impacts of $6.7 million, or $0.05 per share.

Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 12:00 P.M. ET on Monday August 3, 2020, 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 $13 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 we make concerning the potential continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition and results of operations and our expectations as to our future growth, prospects, financial outlook and business strategy for fiscal 2020 or future fiscal years. 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; and the development, effectiveness and distribution of vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. 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; 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 September 27, 2019, 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, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 26, 2020, 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 Nine Months Ended

Unaudited

June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Revenues

$

3,260,057



$

3,169,622



$

10,047,286



$

9,345,005


Direct cost of contracts

(2,631,031)



(2,543,488)



(8,125,554)



(7,533,511)


Gross profit

629,026



626,134



1,921,732



1,811,494


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(434,650)



(536,180)



(1,408,232)



(1,505,731)


Operating Profit

194,376



89,954



513,500



305,763


Other Income (Expense):








Interest income

1,249



3,398



3,180



7,172


Interest expense

(18,193)



(18,978)



(48,163)



(73,727)


Miscellaneous income (expense), net

126,249



19,025



(87,470)



58,211


Total other income (expense), net

109,305



3,445



(132,453)



(8,344)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

303,681



93,399



381,047



297,419


Income Tax (Expense) Benefit from Continuing Operations

(67,674)



1,981



(75,041)



(12,829)


Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

236,007



95,380



306,006



284,590


Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations

18,043



435,684



125,511



438,837


Net Earnings of the Group

254,050



531,064



431,517



723,427


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(9,121)



(6,015)



(21,662)



(15,578)


Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations

226,886



89,365



284,344



269,012


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Discontinued Operations



(607)





(2,195)


Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Discontinued Operations

18,043



435,077



125,511



436,642


Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs

$

244,929



$

524,442



$

409,855



$

705,654


Net Earnings Per Share:








Basic Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.74



$

0.65



$

2.15



$

1.93


Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.14



$

3.18



$

0.95



$

3.14


Basic Earnings Per Share

$

1.88



$

3.83



$

3.11



$

5.07










Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.73



$

0.65



$

2.13



$

1.92


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.14



$

3.15



$

0.94



$

3.11


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.87



$

3.80



$

3.08



$

5.02










 

Segment Information (in thousands):



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

Unaudited

June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Revenues from External Customers:








Critical Mission Solutions

$

1,211,143



$

1,156,488



$

3,636,978



$

3,251,024


People & Places Solutions

2,048,914



2,013,134



6,410,308



6,093,981


Pass Through Revenue

(578,717)



(533,935)



(1,921,863)



(1,840,572)


People & Places Solutions Net Revenue

$

1,470,197



$

1,479,199



$

4,488,445



$

4,253,409


Total Revenue

$

3,260,057



$

3,169,622



$

10,047,286



$

9,345,005


Net Revenue

$

2,681,340



$

2,635,687



$

8,125,423



$

7,504,433


 


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Segment Operating Profit:








Critical Mission Solutions

$

89,608



$

76,306



$

264,323



$

222,289


People & Places Solutions

190,453



183,318



557,864



515,465


Total Segment Operating Profit

280,061



259,624



822,187



737,754


Other Corporate Expenses (1)

(65,213)



(64,525)



(193,148)



(185,674)


Restructuring, Transaction and Other Charges

(20,472)



(105,145)



(115,539)



(246,317)


Total U.S. GAAP Operating Profit

194,376



89,954



513,500



305,763


Total Other Income (Expense), net (2)

109,305



3,445



(132,453)



(8,344)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

$

303,681



$

93,399



$

381,047



$

297,419






(1)

Other corporate expenses include costs that were previously allocated to the ECR segment prior to discontinued operations presentation in connection with the ECR sale in the approximate amount of $2.0 million and $14.8 million for the three and nine month periods ended June 28, 2019, respectively. Other corporate expenses also include intangibles amortization of $23.1 million and $18.4 million for the three-month periods ended June 26, 2020 and June 28, 2019, respectively, and $67.1 million and $55.7 million for the nine months ended June 26, 2020 and June 28, 2019, respectively.





(2)

For the three and nine month periods ended June 26, 2020, includes revenues under the Company's TSA with Worley of $1.0 million and $15.2 million, respectively, $122.9 million and $(119.0) 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, respectively, the amortization of deferred financing fees related to the acquisition of CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. ("CH2M") in December 2017 (the "CH2M acquisition") of $— million and $0.7 million, respectively, and the loss on settlement of the U.S. pension plan of $— million and $2.7 million respectively. For the three and nine month periods ended June 28, 2019, includes the amortization of deferred financing fees related to the CH2M acquisition of $0.5 million and $1.5 million, respectively, and the gain on settlement of the CH2M portion of the U.S. pension plan of $0.0 million and $34.6 million, respectively.  Also includes revenues under the Company's TSA with Worley of $14.1 million for the three and nine month periods ended June 28, 2019, for which the related costs are included in SG&A.

 

Other Operational Information (in thousands):


Unaudited


For the Nine Months Ended

Continuing Operations


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Depreciation (pre-tax)


$

66,994



$

67,553


Amortization of Intangibles (pre-
tax)


$

67,074



$

55,732


Capital Expenditures


$

88,821



$

97,466


 

Balance Sheet (in thousands):


Unaudited

June 26, 2020


September 27, 2019

ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,024,810



$

631,068


Receivables and contract assets

3,153,664



2,840,209


Prepaid expenses and other

433,837



639,539


Current assets held for sale



952


Total current assets

4,612,311



4,111,768


Property, Equipment and Improvements, net

346,637



308,143


Other Noncurrent Assets:




Goodwill

5,616,849



5,432,544


Intangibles, net

676,005



665,076


Miscellaneous

1,359,964



918,202


Noncurrent assets held for sale



26,978


Total other noncurrent assets

7,652,818



7,042,800



$

12,611,766



$

11,462,711


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Short-term debt

$



$

199,901


Accounts payable

1,049,224



1,072,645


Accrued liabilities

1,228,924



1,384,379


Contract liabilities

450,326



414,208


Current liabilities held for sale



2,573


Total current liabilities

2,728,474



3,073,706


Long-term Debt

2,155,166



1,201,245


Other Deferred Liabilities

1,843,132



1,419,005


Noncurrent Liabilities Held for Sale



97


Commitments and Contingencies




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 - 130,180,415 shares and 132,879,395 shares as of June 26, 2020 and September 27, 2019, respectively

130,180



132,879


Additional paid-in capital

2,589,263



2,559,450


Retained earnings

4,028,062



3,939,174


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(911,692)



(916,812)


Total Jacobs stockholders' equity

5,835,813



5,714,691


Noncontrolling interests

49,181



53,967


Total Group stockholders' equity

5,884,994



5,768,658



$

12,611,766



$

11,462,711


 

Statement of Cash Flow (in thousands):



For the Three Months Ended


For the Nine Months Ended

Unaudited

June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:








Net earnings attributable to the Group

$

254,050



$

531,064



$

431,517



$

723,427


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








Depreciation and amortization:








Property, equipment and improvements

22,276



25,851



66,994



69,663


Intangible assets

23,135



18,383



67,074



56,346


Gain on sale of ECR business

(31,456)



(917,697)



(113,366)



(917,697)


Loss on disposal of other businesses and investments



9,608





9,608


(Gain) Loss on investment in equity securities

(131,350)



(2,175)



138,875



(2,175)


Stock based compensation

12,373



18,425



36,208



47,341


Equity in earnings of operating ventures, net

(1,924)



(2,307)



(1,689)



(7,632)


(Gain) Loss on disposals of assets, net

(54)



(1,732)



(301)



1,998


(Gain) Loss on pension and retiree medical plan changes





2,651



(34,621)


Deferred income taxes

(10,967)



83,600



62,473



52,592


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








Receivables and contract assets, net of contract liabilities

78,070



211,996



(135,615)



17,146


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

28,679



(41,734)



19,902



5,999


Accounts payable

37,585



74,532



(115,080)



67,778


Accrued liabilities

(25,296)



(103,416)



(78,863)



(161,179)


Other deferred liabilities

97,082



(80,707)



(56,426)



(129,468)


      Other, net

7,305



11,228



50,122



(19,439)


          Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

359,508



(165,081)



374,476



(220,313)


Cash Flows from Investing Activities:








Additions to property and equipment

(27,484)



(45,190)



(88,821)



(106,670)


Disposals of property and equipment and other assets

58



60



96



7,300


Capital contributions to equity investees





(12,358)



(3,904)


Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired



(575,110)



(286,534)



(575,110)


Disposals of investment in equity securities



64,708





64,708


(Payments) proceeds related to sales of businesses



2,796,734



(5,061)



2,796,734


Purchases of noncontrolling interests







(1,113)


           Net cash (used for) provided by investing activities

(27,426)



2,241,202



(392,678)



2,181,945


Cash Flows from Financing Activities:








Net proceeds from borrowings

(954,863)



(1,895,959)



756,508



(1,200,388)


Debt issuance costs





(1,807)



(3,741)


Proceeds from issuances of common stock

9,873



20,198



28,793



46,143


Common stock repurchases



(36,183)



(285,822)



(524,618)


Taxes paid on vested restricted stock

(2,913)



(5,870)



(27,655)



(26,187)


Cash dividends, including to noncontrolling interests

(33,991)



(25,867)



(97,521)



(82,257)


Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities

(981,894)



(1,943,681)



372,496



(1,791,048)


Effect of Exchange Rate Changes

18,743



15,164



39,448



34,300


Net (Decrease) increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(631,069)



147,604



393,742



204,884


Cash and Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period

1,655,879



850,638



631,068



793,358


Cash and Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period

$

1,024,810



$

998,242



$

1,024,810



$

998,242


 

Backlog (in millions):



June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Critical Mission Solutions

$

9,066



$

8,456


People & Places Solutions

14,608



14,011


            Total

$

23,674



$

22,467


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 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 non-GAAP financial measures that are calculated by (i) excluding the costs related to the 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 and John Wood Group nuclear business, 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, costs and expenses of the Integration Management Office and Separation Management Office, including 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 (collectively referred to as the "Restructuring and other charges"); (iii) excluding transaction costs and other charges incurred in connection with closing of the KeyW, CH2M and John Wood Group nuclear business acquisitions, 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, and similar transaction costs and expenses (collectively referred to as "transaction costs"); (iv) adding back amortization of intangible assets; (v) allocating to discontinued operations estimated stranded corporate costs that will be reimbursed or otherwise eliminated in connection with the sale of the ECR business; (vi) the reclassification of revenue under the Company's transition services agreement (TSA) included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of remaining unreimbursed costs associated with the TSA; (vii) allocating to discontinued operations estimated interest expense relating to long-term debt that was paid down with the proceeds of the ECR sale; (viii) the removal of fair value adjustments and dividend income related to the Company's investment in Worley stock and certain foreign currency revaluations relating to ECR sale proceeds; (ix) 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; (x) excluding charges resulting from the revaluation of certain deferred tax assets/liabilities in connection with U.S. tax reform; (xi) 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; and (xii) 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. We believe that net revenue, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations, adjusted EPS from continuing operations and adjusted EBITDA 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, 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.

For fiscal 2020 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.

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 revenue, net earnings from continuing operations, EPS from continuing operations and revenue to the corresponding "adjusted" amounts. 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 (note: earnings per share amounts may not add across due to rounding). 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 third quarter of fiscal 2020 and 2019



Three Months Ended


June 26, 2020

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction and
Other Charges


Other
Adjustments
(1)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

3,260,057



$



$



$

3,260,057


Pass through revenue





(578,717)



(578,717)


Net revenue

3,260,057





(578,717)



2,681,340


Direct cost of contracts

(2,631,031)



1,841



578,717



(2,050,473)


Gross profit

629,026



1,841





630,867


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(434,650)



18,631



24,083



(391,936)


Operating Profit

194,376



20,472



24,083



238,931


Total other income (expense), net

109,305





(123,971)



(14,666)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

303,681



20,472



(99,888)



224,265


Income Tax (Expense) Benefit from Continuing Operations

(67,674)



(6,351)



24,125



(49,900)


Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

236,007



14,121



(75,763)



174,365


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(9,121)







(9,121)


Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations

226,886



14,121



(75,763)



165,244


Net Earnings Attributable to Discontinued Operations

18,043







18,043


Net Earnings (Loss) attributable to Jacobs

$

244,929



$

14,121



$

(75,763)



$

183,287


Diluted Net Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.73



$

0.11



$

(0.58)



$

1.26


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.14



$



$



$

0.14


Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

$

1.87



$

0.11



$

(0.58)



$

1.40


Operating profit margin

6.0

%






8.9

%





(1)

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 $578.7 million, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $23.1 million, (c) the reclassification of revenues under the Company's TSA of $1.0 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A, (d) the removal of $(123.1) 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) associated income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.

 


Three Months Ended


June 28, 2019

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction
and Other
Charges


Other
Adjustments
(1)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

3,169,622



$



$



$

3,169,622


Pass through revenue





(533,935)



(533,935)


Net revenue

3,169,622





(533,935)



2,635,687


Direct cost of contracts

(2,543,488)



2,481



533,935



(2,007,072)


Gross profit

626,134



2,481





628,615


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(536,180)



102,664



37,714



(395,802)


Operating Profit

89,954



105,145



37,714



232,813


Total other income (expense), net

3,445



1,346



(8,362)



(3,571)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

93,399



106,491



29,352



229,242


Income Tax (Expense) Benefit from Continuing Operations

1,981



(26,183)



(5,823)



(30,025)


Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

95,380



80,308



23,529



199,217


Net Earnings Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations

(6,015)







(6,015)


Net Earnings from Continuing Operations attributable to Jacobs

89,365



80,308



23,529



193,202


Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Discontinued Operations

435,077



4,505



(7,823)



431,759


Net earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

524,442



$

84,813



$

15,706



$

624,961


Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

0.65



$

0.58



$

0.17



$

1.40


Diluted Net Earnings (Loss) from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

3.15



$

0.03



$

(0.06)



$

3.13


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

3.80



$

0.61



$

0.11



$

4.53


Operating profit margin

2.84

%






8.83

%





(1)

Includes after-tax CH2M transaction costs and adjustments of $0.4 million, after-tax transaction costs associated with the sale of our ECR line of business of $2.4 million and after-tax transaction costs associated with the acquisition of KeyW of $9.6 million.





(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 $533.9 million, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $18.4 million, (c) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated stranded corporate costs of $2.0 million that would have been reimbursed under the TSA with Worley or otherwise eliminated from the ongoing operations in connection with the sale of the ECR business, (d) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated interest expense for the full period related to long-term debt that was paid down as a result of the closing of the sale of the ECR business of $5.8 million, (e)  the add-back of depreciation relating to the ECR business that was ceased as a result of the application of held-for-sale accounting of $2.6 million and (f) the reclassification of revenues under the TSA of $14.1 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of $3.2 million in remaining unreimbursed costs associated with this agreement, (g) other income tax adjustments of $1.5 million and (h) associated income tax expense adjustments for all the above pre-tax adjustment items.

 


Nine Months Ended


June 26, 2020

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction and
Other Charges


Other
Adjustments
(1)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

10,047,286



$



$



$

10,047,286


Pass through revenue





(1,921,863)



(1,921,863)


Net revenue

10,047,286





(1,921,863)



8,125,423


Direct cost of contracts

(8,125,554)



1,841



1,921,863



(6,201,850)


Gross profit

1,921,732



1,841





1,923,573


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,408,232)



113,698



82,962



(1,211,572)


Operating Profit

513,500



115,539



82,962



712,001


Total other (expense) income, net

(132,453)



2,799



103,720



(25,934)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

381,047



118,338



186,682



686,067


Income Tax Expense from Continuing Operations

(75,041)



(31,133)



(45,069)



(151,243)


Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

306,006



87,205



141,613



534,824


Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
from Continuing Operations

(21,662)







(21,662)


Net Earnings from Continuing Operations attributable to Jacobs

284,344



87,205



141,613



513,162


Net Earnings Attributable to Discontinued Operations

125,511







125,511


Net earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

409,855



$

87,205



$

141,613



$

638,673


Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

2.13



$

0.65



$

1.06



$

3.85


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.94



$



$



$

0.94


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

3.08



$

0.65



$

1.06



$

4.80


Operating profit margin

5.11

%






8.76

%






















(1)

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 $1.9 billion, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $67.1 million, (c) the reclassification of revenues under the TSA of $15.2 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A, (d) the removal of $118.8 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) associated income tax expense adjustments for the above pre-tax adjustment items.

 


Nine Months Ended


June 28, 2019

Unaudited

U.S. GAAP


Effects of
Restructuring,
Transaction and
Other Charges


Other
Adjustments
(1)


Adjusted

Revenues

$

9,345,005



$



$



$

9,345,005


Pass through revenue





(1,840,572)



(1,840,572)


Net revenue

9,345,005





(1,840,572)



7,504,433


Direct cost of contracts

(7,533,511)



1,969



1,840,572



(5,690,970)


Gross profit

1,811,494



1,969





1,813,463


Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,505,731)



244,348



87,863



(1,173,520)


Operating Profit

305,763



246,317



87,863



639,943


Total other (expense) income, net

(8,344)



(26,916)



28,109



(7,151)


Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

297,419



219,401



115,972



632,792


Income Tax Expense from Continuing Operations

(12,829)



(47,952)



(53,782)



(114,563)


Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations

284,590



171,449



62,190



518,229


Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
from Continuing Operations

(15,578)







(15,578)


Net Earnings from Continuing Operations attributable to Jacobs

269,012



171,449



62,190



502,651


Net Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Discontinued Operations

436,642



8,361



(55,622)



389,381


Net earnings attributable to Jacobs

$

705,654



$

179,810



$

6,568



$

892,032


Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.92



$

1.22



$

0.44



$

3.58


Diluted Net Earnings (Loss) from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

3.11



$

0.06



$

(0.40)



$

2.77


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

5.02



$

1.28



$

0.05



$

6.35


Operating profit margin

3.27

%






8.53

%





(1)

Includes after-tax CH2M transaction costs and adjustments of $1.2 million, after-tax transaction costs associated with the sale of the ECR business of $8.9 million and after-tax transaction costs associated with the acquisition of KeyW of $9.6 million.





(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 $1.84 billion, (b) the removal of amortization of intangible assets of $55.7 million, (c) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated stranded corporate costs of $14.8 million that will be reimbursed under the TSA with Worley or otherwise eliminated from the ongoing operations in connection with the sale of the ECR business, (d) the allocation to discontinued operations of estimated interest expense for the full period related to long-term debt that has been paid down as a result of the ECR sale of$42.3 million, (e) the exclusion of approximately $37.0 million in one-time favorable income tax adjustment associated with reduction of deferred income taxes for permanently reinvested earnings from non-U.S. subsidiaries in connection with the sale of the ECR business, (f) the add-back of charges resulting from the revaluation of certain deferred tax assets/liabilities in connection with U.S. tax reform from the first quarter of $11.0 million and other adjustments of $1.5 million, (g) the add-back of depreciation relating to the ECR business that was ceased as a result of the application of held-for-sale accounting of $17.3 million, (h) the reclassification of revenues under the TSA of $14.1 million included in other income for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes to SG&A and the exclusion of $3.2 million in remaining unreimbursed costs associated with this agreement and (i) associated income tax expense adjustments for all the above pre-tax adjustment items.

 

Earnings Per Share:



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

Unaudited

June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019


June 26, 2020


June 28, 2019

Numerator for Basic and Diluted EPS:








Net earnings attributable to Jacobs from continuing operations

$

226,886



$

89,365



$

284,344



$

269,012


Net earnings from continuing operations allocated to participating securities

(24)



(105)



(77)



(444)


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

$

226,862



$

89,260



$

284,267



$

268,568










Net earnings attributable to Jacobs from discontinued operations

$

18,043



$

435,077



$

125,511



$

436,642


Net earnings from discontinued operations allocated to participating securities

(2)



(513)



(34)



(720)


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

$

18,041



$

434,564



$

125,477



$

435,922










Net earnings allocated to common stock for EPS calculation

$

244,903



$

523,824



$

409,744



$

704,490










Denominator for Basic and Diluted EPS:








Weighted average basic shares

130,229



136,772



131,995



139,263


Shares allocated to participating securities

(14)



(161)



(36)



(230)


Shares used for calculating basic EPS attributable to common
stock

130,215



136,611



131,959



139,033










Effect of dilutive securities:








Stock compensation plans

1,048



1,212



1,188



1,206


Shares used for calculating diluted EPS attributable to common stock

131,263



137,823



133,147



140,239










Net Earnings Per Share:








Basic Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.74



$

0.65



$

2.15



$

1.93


Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.14



$

3.18



$

0.95



$

3.14


Basic Earnings Per Share

$

1.88



$

3.83



$

3.11



$

5.07


Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share

$

1.73



$

0.65



$

2.13



$

1.92


Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share

$

0.14



$

3.15



$

0.94



$

3.11


Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

1.87



$

3.80



$

3.08



$

5.02


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

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

1 Reflects continuing operations as reported in accordance with GAAP.
2 Reconciliation 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 2020.

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