• Revenue $890 million, up 11% Y/Y
  • Net revenue $720 million, up 13% Y/Y
  • Operating income $84 million, up 20% Y/Y
  • EPS $1.09, up 15% Y/Y

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, today announced results for the third quarter ended July 3, 2022.

Third Quarter Results

Tetra Tech achieved record high third quarter results in revenue, net revenue, operating income, and EPS. Revenue in the third quarter totaled $890 million and revenue, net of subcontractor costs (net revenue)1 was $720 million, up 11% and 13% year-over-year, respectively. Operating income was $84 million, up 20% year-over-year, which reflects a 70 basis point increase in operating margin. Earnings per share (“EPS”) was $1.09, up 15%. Cash generated from operations was $98 million, up 42% year-over-year, and DSO improved to 58.8 days. Backlog increased to $3.51 billion, up 8% year-over-year, and on a constant currency basis increased 12% year-over-year to $3.65 billion.

Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program

Tetra Tech’s Board of Directors approved a $0.23 per share dividend, a 15% increase over the prior year, payable on August 26, 2022, to stockholders of record as of August 12, 2022. In the third quarter, Tetra Tech repurchased $50 million of common stock. Additionally, the Company had $398 million remaining under the approved share repurchase program. The Company has returned $184 million to shareholders in the first nine months of the fiscal year through a combination of share repurchases and dividends while maintaining a net debt leverage ratio of 0.1x.2

Chairman and CEO Comments

Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack, commented, “Tetra Tech generated record high third quarter results with double digit revenue and earnings growth. The strong performance was driven by continued demand for our differentiated Leading with Science® approach and our suite of Tetra Tech Delta technologies for water, environment and sustainable infrastructure projects. The addition of TIGA further expands our digital water practice with industry-leading software engineers and digital transformation consultants experienced in solving complex challenges related to water and data. Given the strength of our end markets and backlog, we are increasing our guidance outlook for both net revenue and EPS for fiscal 2022.”

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1

 

Non-GAAP financial measures which the Company believes provide valuable perspectives on its business results. Refer to Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Items.

2

 

The net debt leverage ratio is defined as total debt less cash and cash equivalents divided by 12-month adjusted EBITDA. Refer to Regulation G Information and Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Items.

Nine-Month Results

Revenue for the nine-month period was $2.60 billion and net revenue was $2.10 billion, up 12% and 14%, respectively, over the same period in fiscal 2021. Operating income of $246 million was up 25%, and EPS of $3.32 increased 21% over last fiscal year (adjusted EPS of $3.25, up 19%). Cash flow from operations was $276 million, up 22% year-over-year.

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and the actual results could differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of transactions that may be completed or developments that become evident after the date of this release. The Business Outlook section should be read in conjunction with the information on forward-looking statements at the end of this release.

Tetra Tech expects EPS for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 to range from $1.13 to $1.18 and net revenue to range from $676 million to $726 million. On a constant currency basis and adjusting for the one extra week in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the mid-point of our net revenue guidance reflects double-digit growth over last year’s fourth quarter. For fiscal 2022, Tetra Tech is increasing adjusted EPS to now range from $4.38 to $4.43 and increasing the guidance for net revenue to range from $2.78 billion to $2.83 billion.3

Webcast

Investors will have the opportunity to access a live audio-visual webcast and supplemental financial information concerning the third quarter of fiscal 2022 results through a link posted on the Company’s website at tetratech.com on August 4, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (PT).

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3

 

Reconciliation of the net revenue guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable efforts because the Company cannot predict the magnitude and timing of all the components required to provide such reconciliation with sufficient precision.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Items In thousands (except EPS data)

   

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

July 3, 2022

 

June 27, 2021

 

July 3, 2022

 

June 27, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

890,231

 

 

$

801,633

 

 

$

2,601,485

 

 

$

2,321,500

 

Subcontractor Costs

 

 

(169,745

)

 

 

(163,590

)

 

 

(502,024

)

 

 

(478,461

)

Net Revenue

 

$

720,486

 

 

$

638,043

 

 

$

2,099,461

 

 

$

1,843,039

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPS

 

$

1.09

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

3.32

 

 

$

2.74

 

COVID-19 Credits

 

 

(0.01

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(0.07

)

 

 

-

 

Adjusted EPS

 

$

1.08

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

3.25

 

 

$

2.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 3, 2022

 

June 27, 2021

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

27,081

 

 

$

16,252

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

234,375

 

 

 

234,020

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(217,384

)

 

 

(234,266

)

 

 

 

 

Net debt

 

$

44,072

 

 

$

16,006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailing 12-month EBITDA

 

$

345,414

 

 

$

287,551

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net debt leverage ratio

 

0.1x

 

0.1x

 

 

 

 

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 21,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and international development. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of words such as "anticipate," "expect," "could," "may," "intend," "plan" and "believe," among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available operating, financial, economic and other information, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual future results or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements in this release, including but not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; continuing worldwide political and economic uncertainties; the U.S. Administration’s potential changes to fiscal policies; the cyclicality in demand for our overall services; the fluctuation in demand for oil and gas, and mining services; risks related to international operations; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. government contracts; the delay or unavailability of public funding on U.S. government contracts; the U.S. government’s right to modify, delay, curtail or terminate contracts at its convenience; compliance with government procurement laws and regulations; credit risks associated with certain clients in certain geographic areas or industries; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; the failure to comply with worldwide anti-bribery laws; the failure to comply with domestic and international export laws; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability of our employees to obtain government granted eligibility; the use of estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements; the ability to maintain adequate workforce utilization; the use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the inability to accurately estimate and control contract costs; the failure to adequately recover on our claims for additional contract costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; risks relating to cyber security breaches; the failure of partners to perform on joint projects; the failure of subcontractors to satisfy their obligations; requirements to pay liquidated damages based on contract performance; the adoption of new legal requirements; changes in resource management, environmental or infrastructure industry laws, regulations or programs; changes in capital markets and the access to capital; credit agreement covenants; industry competition; liability related to legal proceedings, investigations, and disputes; the availability of third-party insurance coverage; the ability to obtain adequate bonding; employee, agent, or partner misconduct; employee risks related to international travel; safety programs; conflict of interest issues; liabilities relating to reports and opinions; liabilities relating to environmental laws and regulations; force majeure events; protection of intellectual property rights; stock price volatility; the ability to impede a business combination based on Delaware law and charter documents; and other risks and uncertainties as may be described in Tetra Tech’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of Tetra Tech’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2021, and Tetra Tech’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for fiscal year 2022, as well as in Tetra Tech’s other filings with the SEC. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release. Tetra Tech does not intend to update forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any obligation to do so.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the financial results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), we present certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We provide these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe they provide a valuable perspective on our 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, GAAP measures. In addition, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently which limits the ability of investors to compare non-GAAP measures of Tetra Tech to those used by our peer companies. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in this release.

Jim Wu, Investor Relations Charlie MacPherson, Media & Public Relations (626) 470-2844

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