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Tetra Tech Reports Strong First Quarter Results

<ul class='bwalignl'> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Revenue up 12% to $683 million</b> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Net Revenue up 21% to $492 million</b> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>EBITDA up 8% to $51 million</b> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <b>Operating Cash up 329% to $38 million</b> </li> </ul>

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tetra Tech Reports Strong First Quarter Results16:30 EST Wednesday, February 01, 2012 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) today announced results for the first quarter ended January 1, 2012. First Quarter Results Revenue in the quarter was $682.6 million, up 11.7% compared to $611.1 million in the first quarter last year. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs1, was $492.1 million, up 21.3% compared to $405.6 million in the first quarter last year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA2), were $51.1 million, up 7.9% compared to $47.3 million in the first quarter last year. Operating income was $36.1 million, up 5.2% compared to $34.3 million in the first quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.36, compared to $0.36 (or $0.34 excluding a prior-year tax benefit of $0.02) in the first quarter last year. Backlog was $1.9 billion, compared to $1.9 billion at the end of the first quarter last year. Cash generated from operations was $38.3 million, up 328.9% compared to $8.9 million in the first quarter last year. Tetra Tech's Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack, commented, “Tetra Tech started the fiscal year with strong first quarter performance that resulted in 13% organic net revenue growth. The organic growth was primarily driven by revenue from our international and U.S. commercial clients. Our international net revenue grew 41% and U.S. commercial net revenue increased 25% year-over-year. As a result of increased demand in international and U.S. commercial markets and stability in our U.S. government business, we are raising EPS guidance for the year.”       In thousands (except EPS data)Three Months Ended January 1,2012       January 2,2011 Revenue $ 682,627 $ 611,124 Subcontractor costs   (190,571 )   (205,544 ) Revenue, net of subcontractor costs 492,056 405,580 Operating income 36,093 34,325 Interest expense, net (1,311 ) (1,305 ) Income tax expense   (12,079 )   (10,266 ) Net income including noncontrolling interests 22,703 22,754 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (93 )   (453 ) Net income attributable to Tetra Tech $ 22,610   $ 22,301       Earnings per share attributable to Tetra Tech: Basic $ 0.36   $ 0.36   Diluted $ 0.36   $ 0.36     Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 62,433 61,665 Diluted 63,068 62,443   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 diluted EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.34. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for the second quarter is expected to range from $430 million to $480 million. For fiscal 2012, due to an improved outlook, Tetra Tech is increasing its diluted EPS guidance to a range of $1.54 to $1.64 from the previous range of $1.50 to $1.63. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for fiscal 2012 is expected to range from $1.9 billion to $2.1 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 2, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. (PST). About Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com) Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions to complex problems focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources. With more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.       Tetra Tech, Inc.Regulation G InformationReconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA   In thousandsThree Months Ended January 1, 2012       January 2, 2011 Net income attributable to Tetra Tech $ 22,610 $ 22,301 Interest expense, net 1,311 1,305 Income tax expense 12,079 10,266 Depreciation 6,786 6,670 Amortization   8,264   6,781 EBITDA $ 51,050 $ 47,323   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 U.S. state and local government and U.S. commercial services; credit risks associated with certain U.S. commercial clients; delays in U.S. federal debt ceiling legislation and shifts in U.S. defense spending; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; delays in the completion of the U.S. government budget process; violations of U.S. government contractor regulations; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. federal, state and local 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; 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 the interruption of our computer, information and communications technology and 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. 2 EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company believes EBITDA is a useful representation of operating performance because of significant amounts of acquisition-related non-cash amortization expense. A table reconciling net income attributable to Tetra Tech to EBITDA can be found at the end of this release. Tetra Tech, Inc.Jim Wu, Investor RelationsTalia Starkey, Media & Public Relations(626) 470-2844