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Quanta Services Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results
GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.81 and Record Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.88
Record Quarterly Revenues, Operating Income and Backlog
Raises Full-Year Revenues & Midpoints of Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA Expectations
Reaffirms Full-Year Adjusted EPS Expectations
Year-to-Date Stock Repurchases of $303.9 Million

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. Revenues in the third quarter of 2018 were $2.99 billion, compared to revenues of $2.61 billion in the third quarter of 2017, and net income attributable to common stock was $124.6 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018, compared to net income attributable to common stock of $89.3 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock (a non-GAAP measure) was $0.88 for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $0.63 for the third quarter of 2017.

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"Quanta achieved record quarterly revenues, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings per share and backlog during the third quarter. We expect that 2018 will be a record year and believe we will end the year with an incrementally stronger fourth quarter as compared to our prior expectations. We are increasing our revenues and the midpoint of our adjusted EBITDA expectations and maintaining our adjusted earnings per share expectations for 2018. Importantly, strengthening demand across our business solidifies our outlook for earnings growth in 2019," said Duke Austin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quanta Services. "We continue to strongly believe in the attractive near and long-term industry drivers of our business, as well as our growth opportunities and competitive position. As a result, we have repurchased more than $300 million of our common stock this year, which we believe demonstrates our continued commitment to enhancing stockholder value."

Certain items that impacted the third quarter of 2018 are reflected as adjustments in the calculation of Quanta's adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock and are further described in the reconciliation of adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock to GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock. Favorably impacting the third quarter 2018 results were net tax benefits of $9.1 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, related to the release of tax contingencies upon expiration of certain statute of limitations periods and an adjustment to provisional amounts Quanta recorded with respect to the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, partially offset by an income tax impact related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts.  Also favorably impacting the third quarter of 2018 was a decrease in fair value of certain contingent consideration liabilities by $1.4 million ($2.2 million after tax), or $0.01 per diluted share. Partially offsetting these favorable impacts were acquisition and integration costs of $6.9 million ($5.1 million net of tax), or $0.03 per diluted share.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Selected for PacifiCorp's Aeolus - Jim Bridger Transmission Project - In October 2018, Quanta was selected by PacifiCorp to provide engineering, procurement and construction solutions for the Aeolus - Jim Bridger Transmission Line Project. This new high-voltage electric transmission project consists of approximately 138 miles of single circuit 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and approximately five miles of single circuit 345 kV transmission line that connects three substations in Wyoming. Quanta will include the project in its fourth quarter 2018 remaining performance obligations and backlog and expects to begin engineering and procurement activities for the project by year end, with construction starting in the spring of 2019. Quanta expects to complete the project in late 2020.
  • Signed Five-Year Transmission Alliance Agreement - In September 2018, Quanta signed a five-year, sole-source transmission alliance agreement with a municipal utility that provides electricity and water services to customers and communities throughout Texas. Under the alliance agreement, which has a value of up to $400 million, Quanta will provide transmission construction and maintenance services across the customer's entire portfolio of transmission projects in Texas. Quanta believes its long work history, industry-leading safety performance and quality of service over a twenty-year relationship with the customer contributed to this award. Quanta has included the estimated revenues under this alliance agreement in its third quarter 2018 backlog.
  • Industrial Services Operations Awarded Two Large Contracts - During the third quarter of 2018, Quanta was awarded, through its Stronghold operating unit, two large industrial services projects with an aggregate contract value in excess of $100 million. The awards include the largest refinery turnaround project in company history, which is to be completed for a large global energy company, and a facilities services project associated with the storage and transportation of refined products, including civil work, tank construction and mechanical services.
  • Selected by TransCanada for North Montney Mainline Project in Canada - In August 2018, Quanta was selected by NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a TransCanada company, for spread three of the North Montney Mainline Project. Quanta's scope of work will be executed utilizing one mainline spread and includes the construction and installation of approximately 39 miles (62 kilometers) of new 42-inch diameter natural gas mainline pipe in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Quanta's construction began in the third quarter of 2018 and is anticipated to achieve substantial completion in the first half of 2019. This project is reflected in Quanta's third quarter 2018 remaining performance obligations and backlog.
  • Repurchased Stock - During the third quarter of 2018, Quanta repurchased $23.8 million of its outstanding common stock in the open market, acquiring 0.7 million shares, and subsequent to the end of the third quarter, Quanta repurchased an additional $86.3 million of its outstanding common stock in the open market, acquiring 2.7 million shares. With these repurchases, Quanta has acquired a total of 9.0 million shares of its common stock for $303.9 million during 2018 and completed its prior $300 million stock repurchase program.
  • Authorized New $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program - In September 2018, Quanta's board of directors, in support of management's request, authorized the company to repurchase, from time to time through June 30, 2021, up to $500 million in shares of its outstanding common stock under a new stock repurchase program. As of November 1, 2018, and taking into account the repurchases above, $446.1 million remains available under this stock repurchase program.
  • Amended Credit Facility - In October 2018, in order to increase Quanta's liquidity and financial flexibility with favorable rates and terms, Quanta entered into an amendment to its senior secured credit facility that, among other things, increased its revolving credit facility by $175 million to $1.985 billion and provided for a new $600.0 million term loan facility. Upon closing, Quanta borrowed the full amount of the term loan facility and used the proceeds to repay outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility. Both the revolving credit facility and the term loan facility mature on October 31, 2022.

RESULTS FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 AND 2017
Revenues in the first nine months of 2018 were $8.06 billion, compared to revenues of $6.99 billion in the first nine months of 2017, and net income attributable to common stock was $236.5 million in the first nine months of 2018, or $1.52 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to common stock of $201.4 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock (a non-GAAP measure) was $1.85 for the first nine months of 2018 compared to $1.52 for the first nine months of 2017.

Quanta completed four acquisitions during the first nine months of 2018 and three acquisitions during the full-year 2017. Therefore, Quanta's results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 include the results of the acquired businesses from the acquisition dates and are compared to the historical results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017. For further information on the items that impacted comparability in 2018 and 2017, see the footnotes to the Supplemental Segment Data table and the non-GAAP reconciliations of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock below.

OUTLOOK
The long-term outlook for Quanta's business is positive. However, weather, regulatory, permitting, project timing, execution challenges and other factors have impacted the company's historical results, and may impact Quanta's future financial results. Therefore, Quanta's financial outlook for revenues, margins and earnings reflects management's effort to properly align these uncertainties with the backlog the company is executing on and the opportunities expected to materialize during 2018. The following forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, and actual results may differ materially.

Prior to the company's conference call, management will post a summary of updated 2018 guidance expectations with additional commentary in the "Investors & Media" section of Quanta's website at http://investors.quantaservices.com. Quanta now expects revenues to range between $10.95 billion and $11.05 billion, net income attributable to common stock to range between $347.6 million and $363.1 million, and diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock to be between $2.25 and $2.35. Quanta expects adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock (a non-GAAP measure) to range between $2.70 and $2.80, EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) to now be between $813.0 million and $838.2 million, and adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) to now be between $878.6 million and $903.8 million. See the tables below for reconciliations of estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock to estimated GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock for the full-year 2018 and estimated EBITDA and estimated adjusted EBITDA to estimated GAAP net income attributable to common stock for the full-year 2018.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
The non-GAAP measures in this press release are provided to enable investors, analysts and management to evaluate Quanta's performance excluding the effects of certain items that management believes impact the comparability of operating results between reporting periods. In addition, management believes these measures are useful in comparing Quanta's operating results with those of its competitors. These measures should be used in addition to, and not in lieu of, results prepared in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
Quanta Services has scheduled a conference call for 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 1, 2018, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet. To participate in the call, dial 1-201-689-8345 or 1-877-407-8291 at least 10 minutes before the conference call begins and ask for the Quanta Services Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call or visit the Investors and Media section of the Quanta Services website at http://investors.quantaservices.com to access the Internet broadcast. Please allow at least 15 minutes to register and download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot participate live, shortly following the call a digital recording will be available on the company's website and a telephonic replay will be available through November 8, 2018 by dialing 1-877-660-6853 and referencing the conference ID 13684040. For more information, please contact Kip Rupp, Vice President - Investor Relations at Quanta Services, at 713-341-7260 or investors@quantaservices.com.

ABOUT QUANTA SERVICES
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, oil and gas and communications industries. Quanta's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope. For more information, visit www.quantaservices.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release (and oral statements regarding the subject matter of this press release, including those made on the conference call and webcast announced herein) contains forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the "safe harbor" from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to projected revenues, net income, earnings per share, EBITDA, weighted average shares outstanding, margins, capital expenditures, tax rates and other operating or financial results; expectations regarding Quanta's business or financial outlook; growth, trends or opportunities in particular markets; projected or expected realization of performance obligations and backlog; the potential benefits from acquisitions or investments; the expected financial and operational performance of acquired businesses; the future demand for and availability of labor resources in the industries Quanta serves; future capital allocation initiatives, including the amount, timing and strategies with respect to any future stock repurchases; the ability to deliver increased value and return capital to stockholders; the strategic use of Quanta's balance sheet; the expected value of contracts or intended contracts with customers; the scope, services, term and results of any projects awarded or expected to be awarded for services to be provided by Quanta; the anticipated commencement and completion dates for any projects awarded; the development of larger electric transmission and oil and natural gas pipeline projects and the level of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices and their impact on Quanta's business or the demand for Quanta's services; the impact of existing or potential legislation or regulation, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; potential opportunities that may be indicated by bidding activity or discussions with customers; the expected outcome of pending and threatened litigation; beliefs and assumptions about the collectability of receivables; the business plans or financial condition of Quanta's customers; possible recovery on pending or contemplated change orders or affirmative claims against customers or third parties; Quanta's plans and strategies; and the current economic and regulatory conditions and trends in the industries Quanta serves; as well as statements reflecting expectations, intentions, assumptions or beliefs about future events, and other statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Although Quanta's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions and by known and unknown risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict or beyond Quanta's control, including, among others, market conditions; the effects of industry, economic, financial or political conditions outside of the control of Quanta, including weakness in capital markets; quarterly variations in operating results; trends and growth opportunities in relevant markets; delays, reductions in scope or cancellations of anticipated, pending or existing projects, including as a result of weather, regulatory or permitting issues, environmental processes, project performance issues, claimed force majeure events, protests or other political activity, legal challenges or customers' capital constraints; the successful negotiation, execution, performance and completion of anticipated, pending and existing contracts, including the ability to obtain future project awards; Quanta's dependence on suppliers, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and other third party contractors; the ability to attract and the potential shortage of skilled labor; the ability to retain key personnel and qualified employees; dependence on fixed price contracts and the potential to incur losses with respect to these contracts; estimates relating to revenue recognition; adverse weather; the ability to generate internal growth; competition in Quanta's business, including the ability to effectively compete for new projects and market share; the effect of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil prices on Quanta's operations and growth opportunities and on customer capital programs and demand for Quanta's services; the future development of natural resources; the failure of existing or potential legislative actions to result in demand for Quanta's services; unexpected costs or liabilities that may arise from pending or threatened litigation, indemnity obligations or other claims or actions asserted against Quanta, including liabilities for claims, fines or penalties that are not covered by third-party insurance; the outcome of pending or threatened litigation; risks relating to the potential unavailability or cancellation of third-party insurance, the exclusion of coverage for certain losses, and potential increases in premiums for coverage deemed beneficial to Quanta; cancellation provisions within contracts and the risk that contracts expire and are not renewed or are replaced on less favorable terms; loss of customers with whom Quanta has long-standing or significant relationships; the potential that participation in joint ventures or similar structures exposes Quanta to liability and/or harm to its reputation for acts or omissions by partners; Quanta's inability or failure to comply with the terms of its contracts, which may result in additional costs, unexcused delays, warranty claims, failure to meet performance guarantees, damages or contract terminations; the inability or refusal of customers to pay for services, including failure to collect outstanding receivables; the failure to recover on payment claims against project owners or third party contractors or to obtain adequate compensation for customer-requested change orders; the failure of Quanta's customers to comply with regulatory requirements applicable to their projects, which may result in project delays and cancellations; budgetary or other constraints that may reduce or eliminate tax incentives or government funding for projects, which may result in project delays or cancellations; estimates and assumptions in determining financial results, performance obligations and backlog; the ability to successfully complete performance obligations or realize backlog; risks associated with operating in international markets, including instability of foreign governments, currency fluctuations, tax and investment strategies, and compliance with foreign legal systems and cultural practices, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws; the ability to successfully identify, complete, integrate and realize synergies from acquisitions; the potential adverse impact resulting from uncertainty surrounding investments and acquisitions, including the ability to retain key personnel from acquired businesses, the potential increase in risks already existing in Quanta's operations and poor performance or decline in value of Quanta's investments in infrastructure assets; the adverse impact of impairments of goodwill, receivables, property and equipment and other intangible assets or investments; growth outpacing Quanta's decentralized management and infrastructure; requirements relating to governmental regulation and changes thereto; inability to enforce Quanta's intellectual property rights or the obsolescence of such rights; risks related to the implementation of new information technology solutions; the impact of a unionized workforce on operations, including labor stoppages or interruptions due to strikes or lockouts; potential liabilities and other adverse effects arising from cybersecurity, environmental and occupational health and safety matters; the cost of borrowing, availability of cash and credit, fluctuations in the price and volume of Quanta's common stock, debt covenant compliance, interest rate fluctuations and other factors affecting financing and investing activities; fluctuations of prices of certain materials used in Quanta's business, including any increase in prices as a result of the imposition of tariffs on such materials; the ability to access sufficient funding to finance desired growth and operations; the ability to obtain performance bonds; the ability to continue to meet certain regulatory requirements applicable to Quanta and its subsidiaries; rapid technological and other structural changes that could reduce the demand for Quanta's services; new or changed tax laws, treaties or regulations; increased costs associated with regulatory changes, including labor costs or healthcare costs arising from healthcare reform legislation and other governmental action; significant fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Quanta's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended Mar. 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018 and any other documents that Quanta files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For a discussion of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, investors are urged to refer to Quanta's documents filed with the SEC that are available through the company's website at www.quantaservices.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of this date. Quanta does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Quanta further expressly disclaims any written or oral statements made by any third party regarding the subject matter of this press release.

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Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 and 2017

(In thousands, except per share information)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues

$

2,985,281



$

2,609,307



$

8,059,205



$

6,987,851


Cost of services (including depreciation)

2,559,451



2,258,676



6,998,956



6,068,867


Gross profit

425,830



350,631



1,060,249



918,984


Selling, general and administrative expenses

224,040



201,224



645,566



571,656


Amortization of intangible assets

10,623



8,979



31,535



22,035


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

(1,394)





(7,673)




Operating income

192,561



140,428



390,821



325,293


Interest expense

(9,219)



(6,058)



(25,175)



(14,294)


Interest income

322



196



1,128



647


Other income (expense), net

(15,498)



(2,371)



(37,899)



(3,814)


Income before income taxes

168,166



132,195



328,875



307,832


Provision for income taxes

43,267



42,346



90,659



105,183


Net income

124,899



89,849



238,216



202,649


Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

348



536



1,686



1,232


Net income attributable to common stock

$

124,551



$

89,313



$

236,530



$

201,417










Earnings per share attributable to common stock:








Basic

$

0.82



$

0.57



$

1.54



$

1.29


Diluted

$

0.81



$

0.56



$

1.52



$

1.28










Shares used in computing earnings per share:








Weighted average basic shares outstanding

152,562



157,484



154,087



155,796


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

153,687



158,620



155,198



156,793


 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



September 30,


December 31,


2018


2017

ASSETS




CURRENT ASSETS:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

113,524



$

138,285


Accounts receivable, net

2,291,608



1,985,077


Contract assets

680,006



497,292


Inventories

94,670



80,890


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

198,314



168,363


   Total current assets

3,378,122



2,869,907


PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

1,350,894



1,288,602


OTHER ASSETS, net

265,608



189,866


OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net

284,411



263,179


GOODWILL

1,912,139



1,868,600


   Total assets

$

7,191,174



$

6,480,154






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




CURRENT LIABILITIES:




Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term debt

$

22,811



$

1,220


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

1,340,882



1,057,460


Contract liabilities

452,491



433,387


   Total current liabilities

1,816,184



1,492,067


LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTES PAYABLE, net of current maturities

952,886



670,721


DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

597,870



521,737


   Total liabilities

3,366,940



2,684,525


TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

3,822,818



3,791,571


NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS

1,416



4,058


TOTAL EQUITY

3,824,234



3,795,629


   Total liabilities and equity

$

7,191,174



$

6,480,154


 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Segment Data
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except percentages)
(Unaudited)

Segment Results
Quanta reports its results under two reportable segments: (1) Electric Power Infrastructure Services and (2) Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services, as set forth below.


Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues:
















Electric Power Infrastructure Services

$

1,617,736



54.2

%


$

1,504,752



57.7

%


$

4,756,416



59.0

%


$

4,024,983



57.6

%

Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services

1,367,545



45.8



1,104,555



42.3



3,302,789



41.0



2,962,868



42.4


Consolidated revenues

$

2,985,281



100.0

%


$

2,609,307



100.0

%


$

8,059,205



100.0

%


$

6,987,851



100.0

%

















Operating income (loss):
















Electric Power Infrastructure Services

$

179,181



11.1

%


$

150,054



10.0

%


$

466,087



9.8

%


$

362,769



9.0

%

Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services (a)

96,067



7.0



58,508



5.3



149,953



4.5



165,076



5.6


Corporate and Non-Allocated Costs (b)

(82,687)



N/A


(68,134)



N/A


(225,219)



N/A


(202,552)



N/A

Consolidated operating income

$

192,561



6.5

%


$

140,428



5.4

%


$

390,821



4.8

%


$

325,293



4.7

%


(a) Included in operating income for the Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was the impact of a $3.3 million charge to expense associated with the exchange of a construction barge for an industrial property and $1.3 million in severance and restructuring costs related to the closure of certain operations. Included in the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was a $1.9 million charge to expense associated with the planned sale of the construction barge that was not consummated.


(b) Included in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $6.9 million and $16.2 million of acquisition and integration costs. Also included in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $1.4 million and $7.7 million of decreases in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. Included in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 were $4.3 million and $9.0 million of acquisition and integration costs. Additionally, included in the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were attorneys' fees and related expenses of approximately $4.2 million associated with certain litigation that was resolved in the first quarter of 2017 and a $2.4 million charitable contribution made in connection with the formation and funding of a non-profit line school.

 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Data
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

Performance Obligations and Backlog (a non-GAAP measure)

A performance obligation is a promise in a contract with a customer to transfer a distinct good or service. Quanta's remaining performance obligations represent management's estimate of consolidated revenues that are expected to be realized from the remaining portion of firm orders for fixed price contracts not yet completed or for which work has not yet begun. For purposes of calculating remaining performance obligations, Quanta includes all estimated revenues attributable to consolidated joint ventures and variable interest entities, revenues from funded and unfunded portions of government contracts to the extent they are reasonably expected to occur and revenues from change orders to the extent management believes additional contract revenues will be earned and are deemed probable of collection.

Quanta has also historically disclosed its backlog, and while backlog is not a defined term under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), it is a common measurement used in Quanta's industry. Quanta also believes this non-GAAP measure enables it to more effectively forecast its future results and better identify future operating trends that may not otherwise be apparent. Quanta's remaining performance obligations, as described above, are a component of Quanta's backlog calculation, which also includes estimated orders under master service agreements (MSAs), including estimated renewals, and non-fixed price contracts expected to be completed within one year. Quanta's methodology for determining backlog may not be comparable to the methodologies used by other companies.

The following table reconciles Quanta's total remaining performance obligations to its backlog by reportable segment (a non-GAAP measure) as of September 30, 2018, along with estimates of amounts expected to be realized within 12 months of September 30, 2018:


September 30, 2018


12 Month


Total





Electric Power Infrastructure Services




Remaining performance obligations

$

2,099.1



$

3,074.1


Estimated orders under MSAs and short-term, non-fixed price contracts

2,129.0



4,842.7


Backlog

4,228.1



7,916.8






Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services




Remaining performance obligations

1,993.2



2,217.9


Estimated orders under MSAs and short-term, non-fixed price contracts

1,262.9



2,080.2


Backlog

3,256.1



4,298.1






Total




Remaining performance obligations

4,092.3



5,292.0


Estimated orders under MSAs and short-term, non-fixed price contracts

3,391.9



6,922.9


Backlog

$

7,484.2



$

12,214.9


The following table presents Quanta's backlog by reportable segment as of September 30, 2018, December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2017, along with an estimate of the backlog amounts expected to be realized within 12 months of each balance sheet date:


Backlog (a non-GAAP measure) as of


September 30, 2018


December 31, 2017


September 30, 2017


12 Month


Total


12 Month


Total


12 Month


Total













Electric Power Infrastructure Services

$

4,228.1



$

7,916.8



$

4,032.4



$

7,359.2



$

3,907.2



$

6,641.4


Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services

3,256.1



4,298.1



2,413.8



3,818.5



2,283.4



3,904.9


Total

$

7,484.2



$

12,214.9



$

6,446.2



$

11,177.7



$

6,190.6



$

10,546.3


 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share 
Attributable to Common Stock
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except per share information)
(Unaudited)

The non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, when used in connection with diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, is intended to provide useful information to investors and analysts as they evaluate Quanta's performance. Management believes that the exclusion of certain items from net income attributable to common stock enables it to more effectively evaluate Quanta's operations period over period and better identify operating trends that may not otherwise be apparent. As to certain of the items below, (i) amortization of intangible assets is impacted by Quanta's acquisition activity, and therefore can vary from period to period; (ii) non-cash stock-based compensation expense may vary due to acquisition activity, changes in the estimated fair value of performance-based awards, forfeiture rates, accelerated vesting and amounts granted; (iii) acquisition and integration costs vary period to period depending on the level of Quanta's ongoing acquisition activity, (iv) severance and restructuring costs and asset impairment charges can vary from period to period depending on economic and other factors; (v) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities vary from period to period depending on financial performance of certain acquired businesses; (vi) adjustments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 could occur throughout 2018 and vary period to period depending on further analysis and as more information becomes available; (vii) income tax contingency releases vary period to period depending on the level of reserves for uncertain tax positions and the expiration dates under various federal and state tax statute of limitations periods; and (viii) items related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts are not regularly recurring items. Because adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, as defined, excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income attributable to common stock, adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock as presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The most comparable GAAP financial measure, net income attributable to common stock, and information reconciling the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, are included below.

See the table on the following page.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share 

Attributable to Common Stock

For the Three and Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2018 and 2017

(In thousands, except per share information)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Reconciliation of adjusted net income attributable to common stock:








Net income attributable to common stock (GAAP as reported)

$

124,551



$

89,313



$

236,530



$

201,417


Adjustments:








Acquisition and integration costs

6,882



4,299



16,185



9,044


Severance and restructuring costs (a)





1,326




Asset impairment charges (b)





3,283



1,893


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

(1,394)





(7,673)




Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (c)

(5,039)





(5,039)




Impact of income tax contingency release (d)

(5,941)



(5,470)



(5,941)



(5,470)


Income tax impact related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts (e)

1,842





1,842




Income tax impact of adjustments (f)

(2,561)



(1,387)



(5,758)



(3,795)


Adjusted net income attributable to common stock before certain non-cash adjustments

118,340



86,755



234,755



203,089


Non-cash stock-based compensation

11,631



10,929



39,803



34,352


Amortization of intangible assets

10,623



8,979



31,535



22,035


Income tax impact of non-cash adjustments (f)

(5,820)



(7,300)



(18,650)



(20,647)


Adjusted net income attributable to common stock

$

134,774



$

99,363



$

287,443



$

238,829










Weighted average shares:








Weighted average shares outstanding for diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share

153,687



158,620



155,198



156,793










Earnings per share attributable to common stock:








Diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock (g)

$

0.81



$

0.56



$

1.52



$

1.28


Adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock (g)

$

0.88



$

0.63



$

1.85



$

1.52



See notes on the following page.

 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Notes to Reconciliation of
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share 
Attributable to Common Stock
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017

(Unaudited)

(a) The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of severance and restructuring costs related to the closure of certain operations within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

(b) The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of a charge associated with the exchange of a construction barge for an industrial property. The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 reflects the elimination of a previous charge associated with a planned sale of the construction barge that was not consummated. Although this charge was disclosed in connection with the 2017 second quarter results, it was not reflected as an adjustment to GAAP reported results. It is now reflected as an adjustment to be comparable to the current period presentation. These charges relate to Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

(c) The amount for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of the adjustment to our provisional estimate recorded related to the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The adjustment primarily relates to refinements of Quanta's prior estimates and assumptions in connection with filing its 2017 income tax returns.

(d) The amounts reflect releases of tax contingencies upon expiration of certain tax statute of limitations periods during the third quarters of 2018 and 2017.

(e) The amount for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of income tax impacts related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts.

(f) The income tax impact of adjustments that are subject to tax is determined using the incremental statutory tax rates of the jurisdictions to which each adjustment relates for the respective periods.

(g) Both diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were impacted by attorneys' fees and related expenses of approximately $4.2 million ($2.7 million net of tax), or $0.02 per share, associated with certain litigation that was resolved in the first quarter of 2017. Additionally, both diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 were impacted by a $2.4 million charitable contribution made in connection with the formation and funding of a non-profit line school.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

The following table presents the non-GAAP financial measures of EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, which, when used in connection with net income attributable to common stock, is intended to provide useful information to investors and analysts as they evaluate Quanta's performance. EBITA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, amortization and equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates and certain other items as described below. These measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to common stock or other measures of performance that are derived in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that the exclusion of these items from net income attributable to common stock enables it to more effectively evaluate Quanta's operations period over period and to identify operating trends that might not be apparent when including the excluded items. As to certain of the items below, (i) amortization of intangible assets is impacted by Quanta's acquisition activity, and therefore can vary from period to period; (ii) equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates can vary from period to period depending on the activity and financial performance of unconsolidated affiliates, including deferral of a portion of the earnings on a large construction contract performed by Quanta for an affiliate in which Quanta has an equity interest; (iii) non-cash stock-based compensation expense may vary due to acquisition activity, changes in the estimated fair value of performance-based awards, forfeiture rates, accelerated vesting and amounts granted; (iv) acquisition and integration costs vary period to period depending on the level of Quanta's ongoing acquisition activity; (v) severance and restructuring costs and asset impairment charges can vary from period to period depending on economic and other factors; and (vi) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities vary from period to period depending on financial performance of certain acquired businesses. Because EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as defined, exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income attributable to common stock, such measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The most comparable GAAP financial measure, net income attributable to common stock, and information reconciling the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, are included below.


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017









Net income attributable to common stock (GAAP as reported)

$

124,551



$

89,313



$

236,530



$

201,417


Interest expense

9,219



6,058



25,175



14,294


Interest income

(322)



(196)



(1,128)



(647)


Provision for income taxes

43,267



42,346



90,659



105,183


Amortization of intangible assets

10,623



8,979



31,535



22,035


Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates

17,835



2,755



42,976



5,506


EBITA

205,173



149,255



425,747



347,788


Depreciation expense

51,543



48,426



150,296



135,769


EBITDA

256,716



197,681



576,043



483,557


Non-cash stock-based compensation

11,631



10,929



39,803



34,352


Acquisition and integration costs

6,882



4,299



16,185



9,044


Severance and restructuring costs (a)





1,326




Asset impairment charges (b)





3,283



1,893


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

(1,394)





(7,673)




Adjusted EBITDA

$

273,835



$

212,909



$

628,967



$

528,846



See notes on the following page.

 

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Reconciliation of
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(Unaudited)

(a) The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of severance and restructuring costs primarily related to the closure of certain operations within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

(b) The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 reflects the elimination of a charge associated with the exchange of a construction barge for an industrial property. The amount for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 reflects the elimination of a previous charge associated with a planned sale of the construction barge that was not consummated. Although this charge was disclosed in connection with the 2017 second quarter results, it was not reflected as an adjustment to EBITDA. It is now reflected as an adjustment to be comparable to the current period presentation. These charges relate to Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Free (Negative Free) Cash Flow
and Other Non-GAAP Definitions
For the Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Free (Negative Free) Cash Flow (a non-GAAP measure):

The non-GAAP measure of free (negative free) cash flow, when used in connection with net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, is intended to provide useful information to investors and analysts as they evaluate Quanta's ability to generate the cash required to maintain and potentially expand its business. Free (negative free) cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less net capital expenditures. Net capital expenditures is defined as capital expenditures less proceeds from sale of property and equipment and proceeds from insurance settlements related to property and equipment. Management believes that free (negative free) cash flow provides useful information to Quanta's investors because free (negative free) cash flow is viewed by management as an important indicator of how much cash is provided or used by routine business operations, including the impact of net capital expenditures. Management uses free (negative free) cash flow for capital allocation purposes as it is viewed as a measure of cash available to pay debt, acquire businesses, repurchase common stock and transact other investing and financing activities. The most comparable GAAP financial measure, net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, and information reconciling the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, are included below.


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

39,104



$

173,567



$

221,617



$

174,696


Less: Net capital expenditures:








Capital expenditures

(74,144)



(62,997)



(222,735)



(168,278)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

5,642



4,080



18,635



16,424


Proceeds from insurance settlements related to property and equipment

145



136



510



733


Net capital expenditures

(68,357)



(58,781)



(203,590)



(151,121)


Free (Negative Free) Cash Flow

$

(29,253)



$

114,786



$

18,027



$

23,575


Other Non-GAAP Definitions:

Definition of Days Sales Outstanding:
Days Sales Outstanding is calculated by using the sum of current accounts receivable, net of allowance (which includes retainage and unbilled balances), plus contract assets, less contract liabilities, and divided by average revenues per day during the quarter.

Definition of Total Liquidity:
Total liquidity includes Quanta's cash and cash equivalents and availability under Quanta's senior secured credit facility.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Estimated Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share
Attributable to Common Stock
For the Full Year 2018
(In thousands, except per share information)
(Unaudited)

The non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, when used in connection with diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, is intended to provide useful information to investors and analysts as they evaluate Quanta's performance. Management believes that the exclusion of certain items from net income attributable to common stock enables it to more effectively evaluate Quanta's operations period over period and better identify operating trends that may not otherwise be apparent. As to certain of the items below, (i) amortization of intangible assets is impacted by Quanta's acquisition activity, and therefore can vary from period to period; (ii) non-cash stock-based compensation expense may vary due to acquisition activity, changes in the estimated fair value of performance-based awards, forfeiture rates, accelerated vesting and amounts granted; (iii) acquisition and integration costs vary period to period depending on the level of Quanta's ongoing acquisition activity; (iv) severance and restructuring costs and asset impairment charges can vary from period to period depending on economic and other factors; (v) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities vary from period to period depending on financial performance of certain acquired businesses; (vi) adjustments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 could occur throughout 2018 and vary period to period depending on further analysis and as more information becomes available; (vii) income tax contingency releases vary period to period depending on the level of reserves for uncertain tax positions and the expiration dates under various federal and state tax statute of limitations periods; and (viii) items related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts are not regularly recurring items. Because adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock, as defined, excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income attributable to common stock, adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock as presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The most comparable GAAP financial measure, net income attributable to common stock, and information reconciling the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are included below.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Estimated Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Attributable to Common Stock

For the Full Year 2018

(In thousands, except per share information)

(Unaudited)



Estimated Range


Full Year Ending


December 31, 2018

Reconciliation of estimated adjusted net income attributable to common stock:




Net income attributable to common stock (as defined by GAAP)

$

347,600



$

363,100


Acquisition and integration costs

16,300



16,300


Severance and restructuring costs (a)

1,300



1,300


Asset impairment charges (b)

3,300



3,300


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

(7,700)



(7,700)


Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (c)

(5,000)



(5,000)


Impact of income tax contingency release (d)

(5,900)



(5,900)


Income tax impact related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts (e)

1,800



1,800


Income tax impact of adjustments (f)

(5,900)



(5,900)


Adjusted net income attributable to common stock before certain non-cash adjustments

345,800



361,300


Non-cash stock-based compensation

52,400



52,400


Amortization of intangible assets

43,800



43,800


Income tax impact of non-cash adjustments (f)

(25,000)



(25,000)


Estimated adjusted net income attributable to common stock

$

417,000



$

432,500






Estimated weighted average shares:




Weighted average shares outstanding for diluted and adjusted diluted earnings per share

154,200



154,200






Estimated diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock and estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock:




Estimated diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock

$

2.25



$

2.35


Estimated adjusted diluted earnings per share attributable to common stock

$

2.70



$

2.80



(a) The amount reflects the elimination of severance and restructuring costs related to the closure of certain operations within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.


(b) The amount reflects the elimination of a charge related to the exchange of a construction barge for an industrial property within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.


(c) The amount reflects the elimination of the adjustment to our provisional estimate recorded related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The adjustment primarily relates to refinements of Quanta's prior estimates and assumptions in connection with filing its 2017 income tax returns.


(d) The amounts reflect releases of tax contingencies upon expiration of certain tax statute of limitations periods.


(e) The amounts reflect the elimination of income tax impacts related to entity restructuring and recapitalization efforts.


(f) The income tax impact of adjustments that are subject to tax is determined using the incremental statutory tax rates of the jurisdictions to which each adjustment relates for the respective periods.

Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Estimated EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
For the Full Year 2018
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

The following table presents the non-GAAP financial measures of estimated EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which, when used in connection with estimated net income attributable to common stock, is intended to provide useful information to investors and analysts as they evaluate Quanta's performance. EBITA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, amortization and equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates and certain other items as described below. These measures should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to common stock or other measures of performance that are derived in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that the exclusion of these items from net income attributable to common stock enables it to more effectively evaluate Quanta's operations period over period and to identify operating trends that might not be apparent when including the excluded items. As to certain of the items below, (i) amortization of intangible assets is impacted by Quanta's acquisition activity, and therefore can vary from period to period; (ii) equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates can vary from period to period depending on the activity and financial performance of unconsolidated affiliates, including deferral of a portion of the earnings on a large construction contract performed by Quanta for an affiliate in which Quanta has an equity interest; (iii) non-cash stock-based compensation expense may vary due to acquisition activity, changes in the estimated fair value of performance-based awards, forfeiture rates, accelerated vesting and amounts granted; (iv) acquisition and integration costs vary period to period depending on the level of Quanta's ongoing acquisition activity; (v) severance and restructuring costs and asset impairment charges can vary from period to period depending on economic and other factors; and (vi) changes in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities vary from period to period depending on financial performance of certain acquired businesses. Because EBITA, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as defined, exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income attributable to common stock, such measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The most comparable GAAP financial measure, net income attributable to common stock, and information reconciling the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, are included below.


Estimated Range


Full Year Ending


December 31, 2018





Net income attributable to common stock (as defined by GAAP)

$

347,600



$

363,100


Interest expense

34,300



34,300


Interest income

(1,300)



(1,300)


Provision for income taxes

137,300



145,000


Amortization of intangible assets

43,800



43,800


Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates

48,000



50,000


EBITA

$

609,700



$

634,900


Depreciation expense

203,300



203,300


EBITDA

$

813,000



$

838,200


Non-cash stock-based compensation

52,400



52,400


Acquisition and integration costs

16,300



16,300


Severance and restructuring costs (a)

1,300



1,300


Asset impairment charges (b)

3,300



3,300


Change in fair value of contingent consideration liabilities

(7,700)



(7,700)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

878,600



$

903,800



(a) The amount reflects the elimination of severance and restructuring costs primarily related to the closure of certain operations within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.


(b) The amount reflects the elimination of a charge related to the exchange of a construction barge for an industrial property within Quanta's Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

 

SOURCE Quanta Services, Inc.