Tutor Perini Reports First-Quarter Results

  • Revenue of $1.1 billion, up 12% compared to $1.0 billion in Q1 2014
  • Backlog of $7.8 billion, up 2% compared to $7.7 billion in Q1 2014
  • Maintaining 2015 guidance: Revenue $5.0 billion to $5.5 billion; diluted EPS $2.20 to $2.50

SYLMAR, Calif.--()--Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) (the “Company”), a leading civil and building construction company, today reported results for the first quarter of 2015.

First-Quarter Results

Revenue was $1,066.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $955.2 million for the same period in 2014. Income from construction operations was $20.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $41.5 million for the same period in 2014. Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $5.1 million, compared to $15.9 million for the same period in 2014. Diluted earnings per share were $0.10 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $0.33 for the same period in 2014.

Revenue increased approximately $111.3 million, or 11.7%, for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to the same period in 2014 due primarily to increased activity on various building projects nationwide. The decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 was due significantly to decreased activity on certain higher-margin civil projects and the continued tunneling delay on the Alaskan Way Viaduct (SR-99) project in Seattle.

At March 31, 2015, working capital was $1,143.3 million, an increase of $29.3 million compared to working capital of $1,114.0 million at December 31, 2014. The Company believes its financial position and available borrowing under existing credit arrangements are sufficient to support the Company’s current backlog and anticipated new work.

Backlog Stable at $7.8 Billion

The backlog of uncompleted construction work at March 31, 2015, was $7.8 billion, an increase of $0.1 billion from $7.7 billion reported at March 31, 2014. New awards and adjustments to contracts in process totaled approximately $1.0 billion in the first quarter of 2015. Significant additions to backlog in the first quarter included a $239 million hospitality building project, a $117 million mixed-use building project, and a $58 million highway improvement project, all in Pennsylvania; a $56 million tunnel project in New York; and a $50 million educational building project in Mississippi.

Outlook and Guidance

Ronald Tutor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “Our first-quarter results were in line with our budget expectations. We continue to anticipate stronger performance in the balance of this year, as we expect tunneling work to resume on the Alaskan Way Viaduct project and significant construction work to begin on the California High-Speed Rail project, both in the third quarter. Our backlog remains strong, as does our level of pending new awards, many of which are expected to be booked in the next three to six months. Finally, with an increased pipeline of prospective opportunities, the longer-term outlook for large new awards across our segments remains favorable.”

Based on the current outlook, the Company is maintaining its fiscal 2015 guidance for revenue in the range of $5.0 billion to $5.5 billion and diluted EPS in the range of $2.20 to $2.50. The Company continues to expect its earnings in 2015 will be significantly weighted towards the second half of the year.

First-Quarter Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, May 7, 2015, to discuss the first-quarter results. To participate in the conference call, please dial 877-407-8293 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled time. International callers should dial +1-201-689-8349.

The conference call will be webcasted live over the internet and can be accessed on Tutor Perini's website at www.tutorperini.com. To listen to the webcast, please visit Tutor Perini's website at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary software. For those unable to participate during the live call, the webcast will be available for replay shortly after the call on Tutor Perini's website.

About Tutor Perini Corporation

Tutor Perini Corporation is a leading civil and building construction company offering diversified general contracting and design-build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the world. We have provided construction services since 1894 and have established a strong reputation within our markets by executing large complex projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures. We offer general contracting, pre-construction planning, and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials, and subcontractors required for a project. We also offer self-performed construction services including excavation, concrete forming and placement, steel erection, electrical and mechanical services, plumbing, and HVAC. We are known for our major complex building project commitments as well as our capacity to perform large and complex transportation and heavy civil construction for government agencies and private clients throughout the world.

The statements contained in this Release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and statements regarding future guidance or estimates and non-historical performance. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. The Company’s expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and the Company believes there is a reasonable basis for them. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to successfully and timely complete construction projects; the Company’s ability to win new contracts and convert backlog into revenue; the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated economic and business benefits of its acquisitions and its strategy to assemble and operate a Specialty Contractors business segment; the potential delay, suspension, termination, or reduction in scope of a construction project; the continuing validity of the underlying assumptions and estimates of total forecasted project revenue, costs and profits and project schedules; the outcomes of pending or future litigation, arbitration or other dispute resolution proceedings; the availability of borrowed funds on terms acceptable to the Company; the ability to retain certain members of management; the ability to obtain surety bonds to secure its performance under certain construction contracts; possible labor disputes or work stoppages within the construction industry; changes in federal and state appropriations for infrastructure projects and the impact of changing economic conditions on federal, state and local funding for infrastructure projects; possible changes or developments in international or domestic political, social, economic, business, industry, market and regulatory conditions or circumstances; and actions taken or not taken by third parties, including the Company’s customers, suppliers, business partners, and competitors and legislative, regulatory, judicial and other governmental authorities and officials; and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2015. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

                     
Tutor Perini Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)
 
March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
ASSETS
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 145,958 $ 135,583
Restricted cash 44,093 44,370
Accounts receivable, including retainage 1,394,120 1,479,504
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 795,510 726,402
Deferred income taxes 17,962 17,962
Other current assets   74,367     68,735  
Total current assets 2,472,010 2,472,556
 
Property and equipment, net 523,622 527,602
 
Goodwill 585,006 585,006
 
Intangible assets, net 99,311 100,254
 
Other   86,531     87,897  
 
Total assets $ 3,766,480   $ 3,773,315  
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 87,600 $ 81,292
Accounts payable, including retainage 802,191 798,174
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings 286,042 319,296
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   152,916     159,814  
Total current liabilities   1,328,749     1,358,576  
 
Long-term debt, less current maturities 795,742 784,067
 
Deferred income taxes 150,018 150,371
Other long-term liabilities   113,507     114,796  
Total liabilities   2,388,016     2,407,810  
 
CONTINGENCIES AND COMMITMENTS
 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Preferred stock, $1 par value:
Authorized – 1,000,000 shares
Issued and outstanding – none
Common stock, $1 par value:
Authorized – 75,000,000 shares
Issued and outstanding – 49,001,429 shares and 48,671,492 shares 49,001 48,671
Additional paid-in capital 1,033,997 1,025,941
Retained earnings 337,637 332,511
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (42,171 )   (41,618 )
Total stockholders' equity   1,378,464     1,365,505  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,766,480   $ 3,773,315  
 
 
               
Tutor Perini Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
 
Revenues $ 1,066,465 $ 955,233
 
Cost of operations   975,706     849,886  
 
Gross profit 90,759 105,347
 
General and administrative expenses   70,675     63,850  
 
INCOME FROM CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS 20,084 41,497
 
Other expense, net (754 ) (3,373 )
Interest expense   (11,125 )   (10,831 )
 
Income before income taxes 8,205 27,293
 
Provision for income taxes   (3,079 )   (11,354 )
 
NET INCOME $ 5,126   $ 15,939  
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.11   $ 0.33  
 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.10   $ 0.33  
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:
BASIC 48,747 48,440
Effect of dilutive stock options and restricted stock units   796     490  
DILUTED   49,543     48,930  
 
 
               
Tutor Perini Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2015 2014
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $ 5,126 $ 15,939
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 10,594 14,659
Stock-based compensation expense 9,159 5,429
Deferred income taxes 45
(Gain) Loss on sale of property and equipment (276 ) 427
Other long-term liabilities 2,381 3,494
Other non-cash items (2,227 ) (427 )
Changes in other components of working capital   (27,081 )   (80,696 )
NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES   (2,324 )   (41,130 )
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Acquisition of property and equipment excluding financed purchases (5,691 ) (8,352 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 798 1,417
Change in restricted cash   277     (675 )
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES   (4,616 )   (7,610 )
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from debt 280,200 178,038
Repayment of debt (262,112 ) (113,551 )
Business acquisition related payments (1,031 )
Issuance of common stock and effect of cashless exercise   (773 )   (1,575 )
NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES   17,315     61,881  
 
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents 10,375 13,141
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year   135,583     119,923  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 145,958   $ 133,064  
 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Paid For:
Interest $ 7,616   $ 5,383  
Income taxes $ 8,057   $ 11,703  
Supplemental Disclosure of Non-cash Transactions:
Property and equipment acquired through financing arrangements not included above $   $ 22,332  
 
 
                                 
Tutor Perini Corporation
Segment Information
(in thousands)
 
Reportable Segments
Specialty Consolidated

Three Months Ended

Civil Building Contractors Totals Corporate Total

March 31, 2015

Total revenues $ 392,876 $ 416,063 $ 293,017 $ 1,101,956 $ - $ 1,101,956
 
Elimination of intersegment revenues (18,202 ) (17,233 ) (56 ) (35,491 ) -   (35,491 )
 
Revenues from external customers $ 374,674 $ 398,830 $ 292,961 $ 1,066,465 $ - $ 1,066,465
 
Income from construction operations $ 30,593 $ (2,279 ) $ 10,524 $ 38,838 $ (18,754 ) * $ 20,084
 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2014

Total revenues $ 376,392 $ 311,315 $ 292,145 $ 979,852 $ - $ 979,852
 
Elimination of intersegment revenues (11,236 ) (13,383 ) -   (24,619 ) -   (24,619 )
 
Revenues from external customers $ 365,156 $ 297,932 $ 292,145 $ 955,233 $ - $ 955,233
 
Income from construction operations $ 44,345 $ 1,823 $ 7,817 $ 53,985 $ (12,488 ) * $ 41,497
 
* Consists primarily of corporate general and administrative expenses.
 
 
                       
Tutor Perini Corporation
Backlog Information
(in millions)
 

Backlog at

December 31, 2014

New Business

Awarded (1)

Revenues Recognized

in the

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2015

Backlog at

March 31, 2015

 
Civil $ 3,563.2 $ 223.3 $ (374.7 ) $ 3,411.8
Building 2,187.8 465.8 (398.8 ) 2,254.8
Specialty Contractors 2,080.7 334.0 (293.0 ) 2,121.7
Total $ 7,831.7 $ 1,023.1 $ (1,066.5 ) $ 7,788.3
 

(1)

   

New business awarded consists of the original contract price of projects added to our backlog plus or minus subsequent changes to the estimated total contract price of existing contracts.

 

Contacts

Tutor Perini Corporation
Jorge Casado, 818-362-8391
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
www.tutorperini.com

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