Tutor Perini Reports Second-Quarter 2013 Results

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Tutor Perini Reports Second-Quarter 2013 Results

  • Revenue of $1,053.1 million, up 7% compared to $985.3 million in Q2 2012
  • Diluted EPS of $0.32, up 100% compared to adjusted diluted EPS of $0.16 in Q2 2012
  • Backlog of $6.6 billion (highest level since 2008), up 12% compared to $5.9 billion in Q2 2012
  • Re-affirming FY13 guidance: Revenue $4.5 billion to $5.0 billion; diluted EPS $1.65 to $1.90

SYLMAR, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tutor Perini Corporation (NYS: TPC) (the "Company"), a leading civil and building construction company, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second-Quarter and Six-Month Results

Revenues were $1,053.1 million and $2,046.0 million for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, compared to $985.3 million and $1,897.9 million for the same periods last year. Income from construction operations was $39.5 million and $75.6 million for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, compared to a loss from construction operations of $354.2 million and $337.2 million for the same periods last year. Net income was $15.5 million and $30.3 million for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, compared to a net loss of $348.4 million and $349.6 million for the same periods last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.32 and $0.62 for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, compared to a diluted loss per share of $7.35 and $7.38 for the same periods last year. Excluding a $376.6 million goodwill and intangible assets impairment charge and a $20.7 million tax benefit provided on the impairment charge, both of which were recorded in the second quarter of 2012, net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $7.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share. Excluding the impairment charge and related tax benefit, together with a $2.7 million realized loss on the sale of certain auction rate securities and $3.6 million in discrete tax adjustments recorded in the first quarter of 2012, net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $11.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. Net income and diluted EPS excluding these adjustments are non-GAAP financial measures, which are discussed below and are reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures in the financial tables attached hereto.

Revenues increased 6.9% and 7.8% in the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, compared to the same periods last year due primarily to activity in new hospitality and gaming projects in California, Arizona, and Nevada. The increase in net income in the current second quarter and six-month periods was due primarily to the increased revenues described above and contributions from higher-margin pipeline work in the Midwest, and Hurricane Sandy-related projects performed in New York in the first quarter.

The Company generated $45.9 million of cash from operating activities in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the use of $6.8 million in the same quarter last year. At June 30, 2013, working capital was $791.8 million, an increase of $44.2 million from $747.6 million at December 31, 2012. 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 up to $6.6 Billion on Strong Volume of New Awards

The backlog of uncompleted construction work at June 30, 2013 was $6.6 billion, an increase of $1.0 billion from $5.6 billion reported at December 31, 2012 and an increase of $0.7 billion from $5.9 billion reported at June 30, 2012. Revenues earned during the second quarter partially offset a strong volume of new awards and adjustments to contracts in process, which together added approximately $2.1 billion. Significant additions to backlog included an $840 million San Francisco Central Subway construction project and the following projects in New York: a $143 million concrete placement contract, a $133 million underground concrete casing project, and a $56 million electrical subcontract, all for work at Hudson Yards; a $103 million bridge replacement project; a $100 million bus terminal renovation project; and the Company's share of a $61 million joint venture runway rehabilitation project. Importantly, the $6.6 billion backlog excludes more than $400 million of work related to construction of the South Tower at Hudson Yards, for which the Company will earn a profit despite not recognizing revenue due to the customer's direct contracts for certain externally subcontracted services. The Company continues to target a number of attractive civil infrastructure and building projects which could be awarded in the balance of this year or first half of next year.


Ronald Tutor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "I am satisfied with the Company's second-quarter results—in particular our 12% backlog growth, which was driven by $1.3 billion of new awards in our Civil segment. Our Civil business fuels our growth, and this quarter's strong Civil backlog growth provides the foundation needed for higher revenue and improved margins over the next few years. Our backlog now stands at the highest level since 2008. In addition, we anticipate a continued strong volume of new awards in the third quarter, driven by our share of the $1 billion joint venture California High-Speed Rail project and both the platform and North Tower contracts for Hudson Yards. Our second-quarter financial results were in-line with our projections and we continue to foresee stronger results in the second half of 2013 and in 2014 as we ramp up work on several mega-projects." Tutor continued, "Based on our outlook for the remainder of this year, we are re-affirming our fiscal 2013 guidance for revenue in the range of $4.5 billion to $5.0 billion and diluted EPS in the range of $1.65 to $1.90."

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented based on accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), we sometimes use non-GAAP measures of income from operations, net income, EPS and other measures that we believe are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our historical financial performance and future prospects. The Company is providing these measures to provide additional information to facilitate the comparison of past and present operations, and they are among the indicators management uses as a basis for evaluating its financial performance as well as for forecasting future periods. For these reasons, management believes these non-GAAP measures can be useful operating performance measures to be considered by investors, potential investors, and others. These measures are not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP, and they should be considered in addition to, and not in lieu of, our GAAP results. The non-GAAP financial measures that we provide may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. A table reconciling reported income/loss from construction operations, net income/loss, and diluted earnings/loss per share under GAAP to adjusted income from operations, net income and diluted EPS in 2012 is attached. Included in the adjustments to GAAP are the impacts of: (i) the $376.6 million goodwill and intangible assets impairment charge and related $20.7 million tax benefit, both recorded in the second quarter of 2012, (ii) $3.6 million of discrete tax expense items related to an increase in unrecognized tax benefits and an adjustment, both associated with certain stock-based compensation items identified during the first quarter of 2012, and (iii) the $2.7 million realized loss on the sale of auction rate securities in the first quarter of 2012.

Second-Quarter Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on Friday, August 9, 2013, to discuss the second-quarter 2013 results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 798-2864 and enter the passcode 66953912 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled time. International callers should dial +1 (617) 614-6206 and enter the passcode 66953912.

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 for 90 days.

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 revenues, 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, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2013. 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
(Dollars in thousands, except par value)
June 30, 2013
(Unaudited) December 31, 2012
Cash and cash equivalents $ 142,678 $ 168,056
Restricted cash 47,019 38,717
Accounts receivable, including retainage 1,389,511 1,224,613
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 504,911 465,002
Deferred income taxes 9,452 10,071
Other current assets   53,814     75,388  
Total current assets 2,147,385 1,981,847
Long-term investments 46,283 46,283
Property and equipment, net 491,457 485,095
Goodwill 570,646 570,646
Intangible assets, net 120,281 126,821
Other   81,432     85,718  
Total assets $ 3,457,484   $ 3,296,410  
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 108,134 $ 67,710
Accounts payable, including retainage 760,512 696,473
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings 306,391 301,761
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   180,545     168,326  
Total current liabilities   1,355,582     1,234,270  
Long-term debt, less current maturities 675,642 669,380
Deferred income taxes 109,900 109,900
Other long-term liabilities   135,505     138,996  
Total liabilities   2,276,629     2,152,546  
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 - 47,896,879 shares and 47,556,056 shares 47,897 47,556
Additional paid-in capital 1,008,995 1,002,603
Retained earnings 167,557 137,279
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (43,594 )   (43,574 )
Total stockholders' equity   1,180,855     1,143,864  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,457,484   $ 3,296,410  
Tutor Perini Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenues $ 1,053,065 $ 985,346 $ 2,045,993 $ 1,897,880
Cost of operations   947,110     898,285     1,839,681     1,724,660  
Gross profit 105,955 87,061 206,312 173,220
General and administrative expenses 66,481 64,661 130,759 133,857
Goodwill and intangible asset impairment   -     376,574     -     376,574  
OPERATIONS 39,474 (354,174 ) 75,553 (337,211 )
Other (expense) income, net (3,234 ) 1,082 (4,061 ) (1,226 )
Interest expense   (11,083 )   (10,603 )   (22,419 )   (21,685 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 25,157 (363,695 ) 49,073 (360,122 )
(Provision) benefit for income taxes   (9,679 )   15,272     (18,795 )   10,496  
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 15,478   $ (348,423 ) $ 30,278   $ (349,626 )
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.32   $ (7.35 ) $ 0.64   $ (7.38 )
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.32   $ (7.35 ) $ 0.62   $ (7.38 )
BASIC 47,684 47,434 47,622 47,382
Effect of dilutive stock options and restricted stock units   914     -     934     -  
DILUTED   48,598     47,434     48,556     47,382  
Tutor Perini Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30,
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