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Tetra Tech Reports First Quarter Results

<ul class='bwalignl'> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Net Revenue up 18% to $406 million</b> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Diluted EPS up 20% to $0.36</b> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Backlog up 19% to $1.91 billion</b> </li> </ul>

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tetra Tech Reports First Quarter Results17:32 EST Wednesday, February 02, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) today announced results for the first quarter ended January 2, 2011. First Quarter Results Revenue in the quarter was $611.1 million, up 12.8% compared to $542.0 million in the first quarter last year. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs1, was $405.6 million, up 18.1% compared to $343.5 million in the first quarter last year. Operating income was $34.3 million, up 10.3% compared to $31.1 million in the first quarter last year. Net income was $22.3 million, up 19.2% compared to $18.7 million in the first quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.36, up 20.0% compared to $0.30 in the first quarter last year. The EPS of $0.36 included a prior-year tax benefit of approximately $0.02. Backlog was $1.91 billion, up 18.5% compared to $1.61 billion at the end of the first quarter last year. Cash generated from operations was $8.9 million, compared to cash used of $5.2 million in the first quarter last year. “Tetra Tech had a solid first quarter that included strong growth in net revenue, EPS, and backlog,” said Tetra Tech's Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack. “The Company's performance was driven by continued strength in our front-end consulting and engineering services, and recent Canadian acquisitions that expand our water services to the mining and energy markets. International business increased significantly and now represents 25% of our net revenue. In addition, commercial net revenue grew 11% year-over-year. The performance and opportunities in our international and commercial markets have improved our business outlook, which is reflected in our increased EPS guidance for the year.” In thousands (except EPS data)   Three Months Ended January 2,2011   December 27,2009 Revenue $ 611,124 $ 541,957 Subcontractor costs   (205,544 )   (198,464 ) Revenue, net of subcontractor costs 405,580 343,493 Operating income 34,325 31,117 Interest expense (1,305 ) (256 ) Income tax expense   (10,266 )   (12,152 ) Net income including noncontrolling interests 22,754 18,709 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (453 )   -   Net income $ 22,301   $ 18,709     Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.36   $ 0.31   Diluted $ 0.36   $ 0.30     Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 61,665 61,161 Diluted 62,443 62,089   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's change in business mix has resulted in increased seasonality that especially affects the second quarter. As a result, Tetra Tech expects diluted EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 to be in the range of $0.25 to $0.29. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for the second quarter is expected to range from $375 million to $405 million. For fiscal 2011, due to an improved outlook in its international and commercial markets, Tetra Tech is increasing its diluted EPS guidance to a range of $1.32 to $1.42. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for fiscal 2011 is expected to range from $1.6 billion to $1.7 billion. Webcast Investors will have the opportunity to access a live audio-visual webcast and supplemental financial information concerning the first quarter results through a link posted on the Company's website at www.tetratech.com on February 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. (PST). About Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com) Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction, and technical services addressing the resource management and infrastructure markets. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, the environment, and energy. With approximately 12,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include information concerning future events and the future financial performance of Tetra Tech that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are urged to read the documents filed by Tetra Tech with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Among the important factors or risks that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this release are:worldwide political and economic uncertainties; fluctuations in annual revenue, expenses and operating results; the cyclicality in demand for state and local government and commercial services; credit risks associated with certain commercial clients; concentration of revenues from government agencies and funding disruptions by these agencies; a shift in U.S. defense spending; a delay in the completion of the U.S. government budget process; violations of government contractor regulations; dependence on winning or renewing federal, state and local government contracts; the delay or unavailability of public funding; the government's right to modify, delay, curtail or terminate contracts at its convenience; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the use of estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements; the ability to maintain adequate utilization of our workforce; the use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the inability to accurately estimate contract risks, revenue and costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; risks associated with international operations; the failure of partners to perform on joint projects; the failure of subcontractors to satisfy their obligations; changes in resource management or infrastructure industry laws, regulations or programs; changes in capital markets and the access to capital; credit agreement covenants; industry competition; volatility of common stock value; liability related to legal proceedings; 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 environmental laws and regulations; force majeure events; protection of intellectual property rights; and reliance on third-party software to run critical systems. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Tetra Tech, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Tetra Tech will not necessarily update the information, since Tetra Tech will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release.1 Tetra Tech's revenue includes a significant amount of subcontractor costs and, therefore, the Company believes revenue, net of subcontractor costs, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, provides a valuable perspective on its business results. Tetra Tech, Inc.Jorge Casado, Investor RelationsTalia Starkey, Media & Public Relations626-470-2844