Quanta Services Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

Gross Margins Continued to Improve

Diluted EPS of $0.17

Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.20

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.

Revenues in the second quarter of 2009 were $813.4 million compared to revenues of $960.9 million in the second quarter of 2008. For the second quarter of 2009, net income attributable to common stock was $33.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share as compared to $37.7 million or $0.21 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2008. Adjusted diluted earnings per share (a non-GAAP measure) was $0.20 for the second quarter of 2009 as compared to $0.26 for the second quarter of 2008. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is GAAP earnings per diluted share before amortization of intangible assets, non-cash interest expense and non-cash compensation expense, all net of tax. See the attached table for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the reported GAAP measures.

"Despite an environment of economic turmoil, with customers awaiting government funding and most of the country still struggling with uncertainty, our market outlook shows improvement for the second half of this year," said John R. Colson, chairman and CEO. "Our focus on effectively maintaining margins during the current economic environment should position us well as spending by our customers returns. We continue to receive indications from our customers that 2010 and 2011 will reflect further strengthening in our end markets."

Revenues for the first six months of 2009 were $1.55 billion compared to $1.81 billion for the first half of 2008. For the first six months of 2009, Quanta reported net income attributable to common stock of $54.8 million or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $59.1 million or $0.34 per diluted share for the first six months of last year. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $0.34 for the first six months of 2009 as compared to $0.44 for the first six months of 2008. See the attached table for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the reported GAAP measures.

See Note (a) to the attached Consolidated Statements of Operations for an explanation of 2008 amounts that have been retrospectively restated as a result of the adoption of new accounting pronouncements effective Jan. 1, 2009.

OUTLOOK

Quanta recognizes that it and its customers continue to operate in a challenging business environment with the economic downturn and weak capital markets. Therefore, management cannot predict the timing or extent of the impact these conditions may have on demand for Quanta's services, particularly in the near term. The following forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and actual results may differ materially.

Quanta expects revenues for the third quarter of 2009 to range between $840 million and $870 million. This estimate includes a forecast of emergency restoration service revenues of $21 million versus approximately $114.7 million in emergency restoration service revenues being earned in the third quarter of 2008. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2009 are estimated to be between $0.20 and $0.21. Quanta expects adjusted diluted earnings per share (a non-GAAP measure calculated on the same basis as the historical adjusted earnings per diluted share presented in this release) for the third quarter of 2009 to range from $0.23 to $0.24. Amortization of intangibles, non-cash interest expense and non-cash stock compensation expenses are forecasted to be approximately $11.2 million for the third quarter of 2009.

Quanta Services has scheduled a conference call for Aug. 5, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the call, dial (480) 629-9642 at least ten minutes before the conference call begins and ask for the Quanta Services conference call. Investors, analysts and the general public also will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call over the Internet by visiting the company's Web site at www.quantaservices.com. To listen to the call live on the Web, please visit the Quanta Services Web site at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live webcast, an archive will be available shortly after the call on the company's Web site at www.quantaservices.com. A replay will also be available through Aug. 12, 2009, and may be accessed at (303) 590-3030 and using the pass code 4125867#. For more information, please contact Karen Roan at DRG&E by calling (713) 529-6600 or email kcroan@drg-e.com.

The non-GAAP measures in this press release and the attached table are provided to enable investors to evaluate performance excluding the effects of certain items that management believes impact the comparability of operating results between reporting periods. Reconciliations of other GAAP to non-GAAP measures not included in this press release and certain other items to be discussed during the conference call can be found on the company's Web site at www.quantaservices.com in the "Financial News" section.

Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure network solutions for the electric power, natural gas, telecommunications and cable television industries. The company's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure nationwide. Additionally, Quanta licenses point-to-point fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in select markets and offers related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release (and oral statements regarding the subject matter of this 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, projected revenues and earnings per share and other projections of financial and operating results and capital expenditures; growth or opportunities in particular markets; the impact of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, renewable energy initiatives, the recently enacted economic stimulus package and other potential legislative actions on future spending by customers; the expected value of, and the scope, services, term and results of any related projects awarded under, agreements for services to be provided by Quanta; statements relating to the business plans or financial condition of utilities and our other customers; and Quanta's strategies and plans, 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 a variety of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict or beyond our control, including, among others, quarterly variations in operating results; continuing declines in economic and financial conditions, including volatility in the capital markets; trends in relevant markets; delays, reductions in scope or cancellations of existing projects, including as a result of capital constraints that may impact our customers; dependence on fixed price contracts and the potential to incur losses with respect to these contracts; estimates relating to the use of percentage-of-completion accounting; the successful negotiation, execution, performance and completion of pending and existing contracts; the ability to generate internal growth; the ability to effectively compete for new projects and market share; the failure of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, renewable energy initiatives, the recently enacted economic stimulus package or other potential legislative actions to result in increased demand for Quanta's services; cancellation provisions within contracts and the risk that contracts are not renewed or are replaced on less favorable terms; the inability of customers to pay for services; the failure to recover on payment claims against project owners or to obtain adequate compensation for customer-requested change orders; the ability to attract skilled labor and retain key personnel and qualified employees; potential shortage of skilled employees; estimates and assumptions in determining financial results and backlog; the ability to realize backlog; the ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate acquisitions; the adverse impact of goodwill or other intangible asset impairments; growth outpacing infrastructure; unexpected costs or liabilities that may arise from lawsuits or indemnity claims related to the services Quanta performs; liabilities for claims that are self-insured; risks associated with the implementation of an information technology solution; potential liabilities relating to occupational health and safety matters; the potential that participation in joint ventures exposes us to liability and/or harm to our reputation for failures of our partners; risks associated with operating in international markets; risks associated with our dependence on suppliers, subcontractors and equipment manufacturers; risks associated with Quanta's dark fiber licensing business, including regulatory changes and the potential inability to realize a return on capital investments; beliefs and assumptions about the collectability of receivables; the cost of borrowing, availability of credit, fluctuations in the price and volume of Quanta's common stock, debt covenant compliance, interest rate fluctuations and other factors affecting financing and investment activities; the ability to obtain performance bonds; the impact of a unionized workforce on operations and the ability to complete future acquisitions; the ability to continue to meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; potential exposure to environmental liabilities; requirements relating to governmental regulation and changes thereto; rapid technological and structural changes that could reduce the demand for services; the ability to access sufficient funding to finance desired growth and operations; the potential conversion of Quanta's outstanding convertible subordinated notes; provisions of our corporate governing documents could make an acquisition of our company more difficult; and other risks detailed in Quanta's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, Quanta's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and any other documents that Quanta files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 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. You 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. 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 Web site at www.quantaservices.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.

    Contacts:  James Haddox, CFO         Ken Dennard / ksdennard@drg-e.com
               Reba Reid                 Kip Rupp / krupp@drg-e.com
               Quanta Services Inc.      DRG&E
               713-629-7600              713-529-6600

                               - Tables to follow -

    Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Consolidated Statements of Operations
    For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008
    (In thousands, except per share information)
    (Unaudited)

                               Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                                    June 30,                  June 30,
                           -------------------------    ----------------------
                             2009           2008         2009          2008
                             ----           ----         ----          ----
                                        Restated(a)                Restated(a)

    Revenues               $813,379       $960,882   $1,551,909    $1,805,324
    Cost of services
     (including
     depreciation)          675,597        802,192    1,296,996     1,522,757
                            -------        -------    ---------     ---------
       Gross profit         137,782        158,690      254,913       282,567
    Selling, general
     &
     administrative
     expenses                72,970         76,292      146,573       147,008
    Amortization of
     intangible
     assets                   4,906          9,876        9,812        20,466
                              -----          -----        -----        ------
       Operating income      59,906         72,522       98,528       115,093
    Interest expense         (2,803)        (9,722)      (5,621)      (19,316)
    Interest income             628          2,088        1,709         6,083
    Other income
     (expense), net             158            278          234           482
                                ---            ---          ---           ---
       Income before
        income taxes         57,889         65,166       94,850       102,342
    Provision for
     income taxes            24,245         27,498       39,716        43,203
                             ------         ------       ------        ------
       Net income            33,644         37,668       55,134        59,139
    Less: Net income
     attributable to
     noncontrolling
     interest                   217              -          353             -
                                ---            ---          ---           ---
       Net income
        attributable to
        common stock        $33,427        $37,668      $54,781       $59,139
                            =======        =======      =======       =======

     Earnings per
      share
      attributable to
      common stock:
       Basic earnings
        per share             $0.17          $0.22        $0.28         $0.34
                              =====          =====        =====         =====
       Diluted earnings
        per share             $0.17          $0.21        $0.28         $0.34
                              =====          =====        =====         =====

     Weighted average
      shares used in
      computing
      earnings per
      share:
       Basic                198,300        172,393      198,365       171,681
                            =======        =======      =======       =======
       Diluted              198,379        197,021      198,431       172,112
                            =======        =======      =======       =======

    (a) Effective Jan. 1, 2009, we adopted two new accounting pronouncements
        that each required retrospective application.  One of these
        pronouncements was FASB Staff Position No. APB 14-1, "Accounting for
        Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon
        Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)" (FSP APB 14-1).  FSP
        APB 14-1 requires us to bifurcate and separately value the debt and
        equity components of our convertible subordinated notes on our balance
        sheet.  The recorded value of the equity component of our convertible
        notes is offset by the recognition of an adjustment to the carrying
        value of the convertible subordinated notes in the form of an original
        issuance discount which is amortized over the expected life of the
        convertible subordinated notes as a non-cash interest charge.  As a
        result of the adoption of FSP APB 14-1, we recorded non-cash interest
        expense of $1.1 million and $2.2 million for the three and six months
        ended June 30, 2009 and $4.5 million and $8.9 million for the three
        and six months ended June 30, 2008.  The additional non-cash interest
        expense in 2008 reduced our previously reported diluted earnings per
        share from $0.22 to $0.21 for the three months ended June 30, 2008 and
        from $0.35 to $0.34 for the six months ended June 30, 2008.  In
        addition, we adopted FASB Staff Position No. EITF 03-6-1, "Determining
        Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions are
        Participating Securities" (FSP EITF 03-6-1).  Under FSP EITF 03-6-1,
        we are required to treat unvested share-based payment awards that
        contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents
        (whether paid or unpaid) as participating securities and for such
        awards to be included in the computation of both basic and diluted
        earnings per share.  The adoption of FSP EITF 03-6-1 did not have a
        material impact on basic and diluted earnings per share in the three
        or six months ended June 30, 2009 or 2008.  As a result of
        retrospectively applying both of these FSPs, our consolidated balance
        sheet as of Dec. 31, 2008 and consolidated statements of operations
        for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008 have been
        retrospectively restated herein to reflect the impact of the adoption
        of these standards.

    Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Calculation of Earnings Per Share
    For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008
    (In thousands, except per share information)
    (Unaudited)

                                    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
                                        June  30,            June  30,
                                        ---------            ---------
                               2009         2008        2009         2008
                               ----         ----        ----         ----
                                         Restated(a)          Restated(a)

    Income for diluted
     earnings per
     share:
       Net income
        attributable to
        common stock         $33,427      $37,668     $54,781      $59,139
       Effect of
        convertible notes
        under the
        "if-converted"
        method - interest
        expense addback,
        net of taxes               -        4,532           -            -
                                 ---        -----         ---          ---

       Net income
        attributable to
        common stock for
        diluted earnings
        per share            $33,427      $42,200     $54,781      $59,139
                             =======      =======     =======      =======

    Calculation of
     weighted average
     shares for
     diluted earnings
     per share:
       Weighted average
        shares
        outstanding for
        basic earnings
        per share            198,300      172,393     198,365      171,681
       Effect of dilutive
        stock options             79          393          66          431
       Effect of
        convertible
        subordinated
        notes under the
        "if-converted"
        method - weighted
        convertible
        shares issuable            -       24,235           -            -
                                 ---       ------         ---          ---
       Weighted average
        shares
        outstanding for
        diluted earnings
        per share            198,379      197,021     198,431      172,112
                             =======      =======     =======      =======

    Diluted earnings
     per share:
       Net income
        attributable to
        common stock           $0.17        $0.21       $0.28        $0.34
                               =====        =====       =====        =====


    (a) See Note (a) to the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

    Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2009 and 2008
    (In thousands, except per share information)
    (Unaudited)

                Reconciliation of GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share to
                       Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share

                                   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
                                        June 30,            June 30,
                                        --------            --------
                                      2009         2008    2009         2008
                                      ----         ----    ----         ----
                                              Restated(a)          Restated(a)
    Adjusted net income
     attributable to common
     stock for adjusted
     diluted earnings per
     share:
    Net income attributable
     to common stock (GAAP as
     reported)                     $33,427     $37,668   $54,781    $59,139
       Non-cash stock-based
        compensation, net of tax     3,028       2,796     5,896      5,099
       Non-cash
        interest expense, net of
        tax(a)                         697       3,003     1,381      5,935
       Amortization of
        intangible assets, net
        of tax                       2,993       6,024     5,986     12,484
                                     -----       -----     -----     ------
    Adjusted net income
     attributable to common
     stock                         $40,145     $49,491   $68,044    $82,657
    Effect of convertible
     subordinated notes under
     the "if-converted"
     method - interest expense
     addback, net of tax               948       3,122     1,897      6,245
                                       ---       -----     -----      -----
    Adjusted net income
     attributable to common
     stock for adjusted
     diluted earnings per
     share                         $41,093     $52,613   $69,941    $88,902
                                   =======     =======   =======    =======

    Calculation of weighted
     average shares for
     adjusted
     diluted earnings per
     share:
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding for basic
     earnings per share            198,300     172,393   198,365    171,681
    Effect of dilutive stock
     options                            79         393        66        431
    Effect of convertible
     subordinated notes under
     the "if converted"
     method - weighted
     convertible shares
     issuable                        6,415      30,650     6,415     30,650
                                     -----      ------     -----     ------
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding for adjusted
     diluted
     earnings per share            204,794     203,436   204,846    202,762
                                   =======     =======   =======    =======
    Adjusted diluted earnings
     per share                       $0.20       $0.26     $0.34      $0.44
                                     =====       =====     =====      =====

    (a) See Note (a) to the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The non-GAAP measures in this press release are provided to enable investors to evaluate quarterly performance excluding the effects of items that management believes impact the comparability of operating results between periods. More particularly, (i) amortization of intangible assets is impacted by Quanta's acquisition activity which can cause the amortization expense to vary period-to-period; (ii) non-cash interest expense results from the requirements of FSP APB 14-1 (see Note (a) to the Consolidated Statements of Operations) and varies from period-to-period depending on the amount of the convertible subordinated notes outstanding during the period, and (iii) non-cash compensation expense may vary due to acquisition activity and factors influencing the estimated fair value of performance based awards.

    Quanta Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries
    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)

                                                  June 30,    December 31,
                                                    2009         2008
                                                    ----         ----
                                                            Restated(a)
                        ASSETS

    CURRENT ASSETS:
    Cash and cash equivalents                     $524,356     $437,901
    Accounts receivable, net                       723,711      795,251
    Costs and estimated earnings in excess of
     billings on uncompleted contracts              49,007       54,379
    Inventories                                     27,967       25,813
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets       60,851       68,147
                                                    ------       ------
                  Total current assets           1,385,892    1,381,491
    PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net                    677,346      635,456
    OTHER ASSETS, net                               42,159       33,479
    OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net                   130,905      140,717
    GOODWILL                                     1,363,200    1,363,100
                                                 ---------    ---------
                  Total assets                  $3,599,502   $3,554,243
                                                ==========   ==========


                LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

    CURRENT LIABILITIES:
    Current maturities of long-term debt and
     notes payable                                      $2       $1,155
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses          364,514      400,253
    Billings in excess of costs and estimated
     earnings on uncompleted contracts              66,206       50,390
                                                    ------       ------
              Total current liabilities            430,722      451,798
    CONVERTIBLE SUBORDINATED NOTES, NET            124,400      122,275
    DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AND OTHER
     NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES                       310,902      308,955
                                                   -------      -------
              Total liabilities                    866,024      883,028
                                                   -------      -------
    TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                   2,733,125    2,671,215
    NONCONTROLLING INTEREST                            353            -
                                                       ---          ---
    TOTAL EQUITY                                 2,733,478    2,671,215
                                                 ---------    ---------
              Total liabilities and equity      $3,599,502   $3,554,243
                                                ==========   ==========

    (a) See Note (a) to the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

SOURCE Quanta Services, Inc.