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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 10-Q


     
(Mark One)
   
þ
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
    For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2004
or
 
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
    For the transition period from           to          .

Commission file no. 001-13831


Quanta Services, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware
  74-2851603
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1360 Post Oak Blvd.

Suite 2100
Houston, Texas 77056
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(713) 629-7600


     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.     Yes þ          No o

      Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes þ          No o

      116,176,223 shares of Common Stock were outstanding as of November 3, 2004. As of the same date, 1,046,067 shares of Limited Vote Common Stock were outstanding.




QUANTA SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
  Financial Statements        
    QUANTA SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES        
    Consolidated Balance Sheets     2  
    Consolidated Statements of Operations     3  
    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows     4  
    Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements     5  
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     16  
  Controls and Procedures     29  
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
  Legal Proceedings     31  
  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds     31  
  Exhibits     31  
Signature     32  
 Employment Agreement - Kenneth W. Trawick
 Certification of Periodic Report by CEO pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/15d-14a
 Certification of Periodic Report by CFO pursuant to Rule 13a-14a/15d-14a
 Certification of Periodic Report by CEO and CFO pursuant to Section 906

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share information)
(Unaudited)
                     
December 31, September 30,
2003 2004


ASSETS
Current Assets:
               
 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 179,626     $ 217,738  
 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $27,306 and $9,920, respectively
    365,840       394,223  
 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    44,477       52,241  
 
Inventories
    23,809       25,425  
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    62,341       27,714  
     
     
 
   
Total current assets
    676,093       717,341  
Property and equipment, net
    341,542       324,774  
Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowances of $46,374 and $42,953, respectively
    34,327       19,419  
Other assets, net
    25,591       23,929  
Goodwill and other intangibles, net
    388,882       388,685  
     
     
 
   
Total assets
  $ 1,466,435     $ 1,474,148  
     
     
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
               
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
  $ 5,034     $ 4,084  
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    177,241       216,594  
 
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts
    17,115       16,498  
     
     
 
   
Total current liabilities
    199,390       237,176  
Long-term debt, net of current maturities
    58,051       27,807  
Convertible subordinated notes
    442,500       442,500  
Deferred income taxes and other non-current liabilities
    103,362       107,272  
     
     
 
   
Total liabilities
    803,303       814,755  
     
     
 
Commitments and Contingencies
               
Stockholders’ Equity:
               
 
Common stock, $.00001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 116,426,215 and 118,698,670 shares issued and 115,499,775 and 117,432,771 outstanding, respectively
           
 
Limited Vote Common Stock, $.00001 par value, 3,345,333 shares authorized, 1,067,750 and 1,051,067 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
           
 
Additional paid-in capital
    1,071,701       1,083,097  
 
Deferred compensation
    (7,359 )     (8,558 )
 
Retained deficit
    (389,485 )     (400,515 )
 
Treasury stock, 926,440 and 1,265,899 common shares, at cost
    (11,725 )     (14,631 )
     
     
 
   
Total stockholders’ equity
    663,132       659,393  
     
     
 
   
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
  $ 1,466,435     $ 1,474,148  
     
     
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share information)
(Unaudited)
                                     
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,


2003 2004 2003 2004




Revenues
  $ 436,133     $ 463,077     $ 1,211,564     $ 1,207,268  
Cost of services (including depreciation)
    381,125       404,652       1,065,281       1,075,778  
     
     
     
     
 
   
Gross profit
    55,008       58,425       146,283       131,490  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    39,193       44,265       136,964       128,396  
     
     
     
     
 
   
Income from operations
    15,815       14,160       9,319       3,094  
Other income (expense):
                               
   
Interest expense
    (8,080 )     (6,379 )     (24,182 )     (18,973 )
   
Other, net
    489       823       1,073       1,545  
     
     
     
     
 
Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)
    8,224       8,604       (13,790 )     (14,334 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
    2,825       4,448       (4,511 )     (3,304 )
     
     
     
     
 
Net income (loss)
    5,399       4,156       (9,279 )     (11,030 )
Dividends on preferred stock, net of forfeitures
                (2,109 )      
     
     
     
     
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock
  $ 5,399     $ 4,156     $ (7,170 )   $ (11,030 )
     
     
     
     
 
Earnings (loss) per share:
                               
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
  $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.10 )
     
     
     
     
 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
  $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.10 )
     
     
     
     
 
Shares used in computing earnings (loss) per share:
                               
 
Basic
    116,567       114,683       112,484       114,343  
     
     
     
     
 
 
Diluted
    116,645       115,385       112,484       114,343  
     
     
     
     
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
                                           
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,


2003 2004 2003 2004




Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
                               
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock
  $ 5,399     $ 4,156     $ (7,170 )   $ (11,030 )
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) attributable to common stock to net cash provided by operating activities —
                               
   
Depreciation and amortization
    14,920       14,564       45,128       44,331  
   
Loss (gain) on sale of property and equipment
    307       782       1,001       (473 )
   
Provision for doubtful accounts
    504       56       19,761       239  
   
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)
    3,558       4,270       35,862       (7,175 )
   
Amortization of deferred compensation
    839       1,178       1,923       3,468  
   
Preferred stock dividend, net of forfeitures
                (2,109 )      
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of non-cash transactions —
                               
     
(Increase) decrease in —
                               
       
Accounts and notes receivable
    (34,053 )     (40,621 )     (23,517 )     (13,714 )
       
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts
    (1,240 )     552       (3,096 )     (7,764 )
       
Inventories
    1,173       1,100       (19 )     (1,616 )
       
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    (3,582 )     23,775       (3,597 )     28,466  
     
Increase (decrease) in —
                               
       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses and other non-current liabilities
    10,901       33,950       7,227       49,325  
       
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts
    3,902       475       2,317       (617 )
       
Other, net
    959       1,589       3,038       2,018  
     
     
     
     
 
         
Net cash provided by operating activities
    3,587       45,826       76,749       85,458  
     
     
     
     
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
                               
 
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
    1,009       169       1,913       3,439  
 
Additions of property and equipment
    (11,459 )     (10,495 )     (23,936 )     (29,987 )
 
Cash (restricted) released for self-insurance programs
    (1,248 )     2,382       (8,448 )     8,409  
     
     
     
     
 
         
Net cash used in investing activities
    (11,698 )     (7,944 )     (30,471 )     (18,139 )
     
     
     
     
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
                               
 
Net borrowings (payments) under bank lines of credit
          (18,800 )           (29,500 )
 
Proceeds from other long-term debt
    353       1,770       2,491       2,014  
 
Payments on other long-term debt
    (1,882 )     (652 )     (5,631 )     (3,709 )
 
Debt issuance and amendment costs
    (315 )     (1,224 )     (315 )     (1,224 )
 
Issuances of stock, net of offering costs
    1,667       1,392       7,103       3,042  
 
Exercise of stock options
          53             170  
     
     
     
     
 
         
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
    (177 )     (17,461 )     3,648       (29,207 )
     
     
     
     
 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents
    (8,288 )     20,421       49,926       38,112  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period
    86,115       197,317       27,901       179,626  
     
     
     
     
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period
  $ 77,827     $ 217,738     $ 77,827     $ 217,738  
     
     
     
     
 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information Cash paid (received) for —
                               
       
Interest
  $ 9,093     $ 4,180     $ 20,042     $ 11,207  
       
Income taxes, net of refunds
  $ (1,144 )   $ (29,494 )   $ (39,566 )   $ (29,950 )

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
1. Business and Organization:

      Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) is a leading provider of specialized contracting services, offering end-to-end network solutions to the electric power, gas, telecommunications and cable television industries. Quanta’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure.

      In the course of its operations, Quanta is subject to certain risk factors, including, but not limited to, risks related to significant fluctuations in quarterly results, economic downturns, contract terms, competition, occupational health and safety matters, rapid technological and structural changes in the industries Quanta serves, ability to obtain or maintain performance bonds, management of growth, dependence on key personnel, unionized workforce, availability of qualified employees, being self-insured against potential liabilities or for claims that its insurance carrier fails to pay, potential exposure to environmental liabilities, the pursuit of additional work in the government arena, the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, access to capital, internal growth and operating strategies, recoverability of goodwill, replacing cancelled or completed contracts, acquisition integration and financing and anti-takeover measures.

 
Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Information

      These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Certain information and footnote disclosures, normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. Quanta believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to fairly present the financial position, results of operations and cash flows with respect to the interim consolidated financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire fiscal year. The results of Quanta have historically been subject to significant seasonal fluctuations.

      It is suggested that these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto of Quanta and its subsidiaries included in Quanta’s Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2004.

 
Reclassifications

      Certain reclassifications have been made in prior year’s financial statements to conform to classifications used in the current year.

 
Use of Estimates and Assumptions

      The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires the use of estimates and assumptions by management in determining the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities known to exist as of the date the financial statements are published and the reported amount of revenues and expenses recognized during the periods presented. Quanta reviews all significant estimates affecting its consolidated financial statements on a recurring basis and records the effect of any necessary adjustments prior to their publication. Judgments and estimates are based on Quanta’s beliefs and assumptions derived from information available at the time such judgments and estimates are made. Uncertainties with respect to such estimates and assumptions are inherent in the preparation of financial statements. Estimates are primarily used in Quanta’s assessment of the allowance for doubtful accounts, valuation of inventory, useful lives of property and equipment, fair value

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assumptions in analyzing goodwill and long-lived asset impairments, self-insured claims liabilities, revenue recognition under percentage-of-completion accounting and provision for income taxes.

 
Current and Long-Term Accounts and Notes Receivable and Provision for Doubtful Accounts

      Quanta provides an allowance for doubtful accounts when collection of an account or note receivable is considered doubtful. Inherent in the assessment of the allowance for doubtful accounts are certain judgments and estimates including, among others, the customer’s access to capital, the customer’s willingness or ability to pay, general economic conditions and the ongoing relationship with the customer. Under certain circumstances such as foreclosures or negotiated settlements, Quanta may take title to the underlying assets in lieu of cash in settlement of receivables. As of September 30, 2004, Quanta had allowances for doubtful accounts of approximately $52.9 million. Certain of Quanta’s customers, several of them large public telecommunications carriers and utility customers, have been experiencing financial difficulties. Should any major customers file for bankruptcy or continue to experience difficulties, or should anticipated recoveries relating to receivables in existing bankruptcies or other workout situations fail to materialize, Quanta could experience reduced cash flows and losses in excess of current allowances provided. In addition, material changes in Quanta’s customers’ revenues or cash flows could affect its ability to collect amounts due from them.

      In June 2002, one of Quanta’s customers, Adelphia Communications Corporation (Adelphia), filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, as amended. During the third quarter of 2004, Quanta sold its prepetition receivable due from Adelphia to a third party for approximately $29.5 million which approximated its net carrying value. Quanta received $23.5 million in proceeds during the third quarter with the remaining $6.0 million of proceeds being held by the buyer pending the resolution of certain preferential payment claims. The account receivable associated with the $6.0 million holdback is recorded in Accounts and Notes Receivable as of September 30, 2004.

      Quanta is involved in a dispute with one of its customers and is uncertain whether the balance will be collected within one year; therefore, as of September 30, 2004, Quanta has included the balance in Accounts and Notes Receivable. Also included in Accounts and Notes Receivable are amounts due from a customer relating to the construction of independent power plants. Quanta has agreed to long-term payment terms for this customer. The notes receivable from this customer are partially secured. Quanta has provided allowances for a significant portion of these notes receivable due to a change in the economic viability of the plants securing them. The collectibility of these notes may ultimately depend on the value of the collateral securing these notes. As of September 30, 2004, the total balance due from these two customers was $54.8 million, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $42.8 million.

 
Concentration of Credit Risk

      Quanta grants credit under normal payment terms, generally without collateral, to its customers, which include electric power and gas companies, telecommunications and cable television system operators, governmental entities, general contractors, builders and owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties located primarily in the United States. Consequently, Quanta is subject to potential credit risk related to changes in business and economic factors throughout the United States; however, Quanta generally has certain lien rights with respect to services provided.

 
Stock Based Compensation

      Quanta accounts for its stock-based compensation under Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25 (APB Opinion No. 25), “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees.” Under this accounting method, no compensation expense is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations if no intrinsic value of the option exists at the date of grant. In October 1995, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 123, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensa-

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tion.” SFAS No. 123, as amended, encourages companies to account for stock based compensation awards based on the fair value of the awards at the date they are granted. The resulting compensation cost would be shown as an expense in the consolidated statements of operations. Companies can choose not to apply the new accounting method and continue to apply current accounting requirements; however, disclosure is required as to what net income and earnings per share would have been had SFAS No. 123 been followed. In addition, Quanta has an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). SFAS No. 123 requires the inclusion of stock issued pursuant to an employee stock purchase plan in the as adjusted disclosure. The accounting for the restricted stock awards are the same under APB Opinion No. 25 and SFAS No. 123. See Note 7 for additional discussion of the restricted stock issued under Quanta’s 2001 Stock Incentive Plan and the effects thereof.

      Had compensation costs for the 2001 Stock Incentive Plan and the ESPP been determined consistent with SFAS No. 123, Quanta’s net income attributable to common stock and earnings per share would have been reduced to the following as adjusted amounts (in thousands, except per share information):

                                   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,


2003 2004 2003 2004




Net income (loss) attributable to common stock as reported
  $ 5,399     $ 4,156     $ (7,170 )   $ (11,030 )
 
Add: stock-based employee compensation expense included in net income, net of tax
    839       1,178       1,923       3,468  
 
Deduct: total stock-based employee compensation expense determined under fair value based method for all awards, net of tax
    (1,341 )     (1,449 )     (7,458 )     (4,189 )
     
     
     
     
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock — As Adjusted — Basic and Diluted
  $ 4,897     $ 3,885     $ (12,705 )   $ (11,751 )
     
     
     
     
 
Earnings (loss) per share
                               
 
As Reported — Basic and Diluted
  $ 0.05     $ 0.04     $ (0.06 )   $ (0.10 )
 
As Adjusted — Basic and Diluted
  $ 0.04     $ 0.03     $ (0.11 )   $ (0.10 )

      The effects of applying SFAS No. 123 in the as adjusted disclosure may not be indicative of future amounts as additional awards may or may not be granted.

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2.     Per Share Information:

      Earnings (loss) per share amounts are based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock and common stock equivalents outstanding during the period (in thousands, except share information).

                                   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,


2003 2004 2003 2004




NET INCOME (LOSS):
                               
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock
  $ 5,399     $ 4,156     $ (7,170 )   $ (11,030 )
 
Dividends on convertible preferred stock, if assumed conversion is dilutive
                       
     
     
     
     
 
 
Net income (loss) for basic earnings (loss) per share
    5,399       4,156       (7,170 )     (11,030 )
     
     
     
     
 
 
Effect of convertible subordinated notes under the “if converted” method — interest expense addback, net of taxes
                       
     
     
     
     
 
 
Net income (loss) for diluted earnings (loss) per share
  $ 5,399     $ 4,156     $ (7,170 )   $ (11,030 )
     
     
     
     
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES:
                               
 
Weighted average shares outstanding for basic earnings (loss) per share, including convertible preferred stock, if dilutive
    116,567       114,683       112,484       114,343  
 
Effect of dilutive stock options and restricted stock
    78       702              
 
Effect of convertible subordinated notes under the “if converted” method — weighted convertible shares issuable
                       
     
     
     
     
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding for diluted earnings (loss) per share
    116,645       115,385       112,484       114,343  
     
     
     
     
 

      For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2003, options to purchase approximately 1.0 million and 1.4 million shares of common stock were outstanding during the period but were not included in the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because the options’ exercise prices were greater than the average market price of the common shares, and therefore, the effect would be antidilutive. Also for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, options to purchase 9,237 shares of common stock, with exercise prices lower than the average market price of Quanta’s common stock were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because the effect of including them would be antidilutive as Quanta incurred a net loss attributable to common stock for the period. The effect of assuming conversion of the convertible subordinated notes would also be antidilutive and they were therefore excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2003.

      For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004, options to purchase approximately 713,000 shares of common stock were outstanding during the period but were not included in the computation of diluted earnings (loss) per share because the options’ exercise prices were greater than the average market price of the common shares, and therefore, the effect would be antidilutive. Also for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, options to purchase 35,797 shares of common stock, with exercise prices lower than the average market price of Quanta’s common stock were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings

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(loss) per share because the effect of including them would be antidilutive as Quanta incurred a net loss attributable to common stock for the period. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004, approximately 613,559 shares of non-vested restricted stock, computed under the treasury stock method, were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share as the impact would have been antidilutive. The effect of assuming conversion of the convertible subordinated notes would also be antidilutive and they were therefore excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004.

 
3. Income Taxes:

      Quanta follows the liability method of accounting for income taxes in accordance with SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes.” Under this method, deferred assets and liabilities are recorded for future tax consequences of temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws that will be in effect when the underlying assets or liabilities are recovered or settled.

 
4. New Pronouncements:

      In September 2004, the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) discussed EITF Issue 04-08, “Accounting Issues Related to Certain Features of Contingently Convertible Debt and the Effect on Diluted Earnings per Share.” The EITF reached a consensus that would require all issued securities with contingent conversion features containing market price contingencies based on a company’s stock price to be accounted for using the “if converted” method in calculating earnings per share. This EITF would require that earnings per share be retroactively restated for the effect of conversion of any contingently convertible debt instruments starting with the issuance date of the contingently convertible debt instrument. Quanta’s 4.5% convertible subordinated notes contain contingent conversion features; however the adoption of EITF 04-08 would not require the restatement of Quanta’s earnings per share as the effect of assuming conversion of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes would be antidilutive for all periods since the date of issuance.

 
5. Goodwill and Other Intangibles:

      In accordance with SFAS No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets,” material amounts of recorded goodwill attributable to each of Quanta’s reporting units are tested for impairment by comparing the fair value of each reporting unit with its carrying value. Fair value is determined using a combination of the discounted cash flow, market multiple and market capitalization valuation approaches. These impairment tests are performed annually during the fourth quarter and upon the occurrence of any impairment indicators. Significant estimates used in the methodologies include estimates of future cash flows, future short-term and long-term growth rates, weighted average cost of capital and estimates of market multiples for each of the reportable units. Impairment adjustments recognized after adoption are required to be recognized as operating expenses.

 
6. Debt:
 
Credit Facility

      Quanta has a $185.0 million credit facility with various lenders. The credit facility consists of a $150.0 million letter of credit facility maturing on June 19, 2008, which also provides for term loans, and a $35.0 million revolving credit facility maturing on December 19, 2007, which provides for revolving loans and letters of credit.

      The letter of credit facility is linked to a $150.0 million deposit made by the lenders, which is held in an account with Bank of America, N.A. This deposit may be used either to support letters of credit or, to the extent that amounts available under the facility are not used to support letters of credit, for term loans. Quanta

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is currently required to maintain total borrowings outstanding under the letter of credit facility equal to the $150.0 million available through a combination of letters of credit or term loans. As of September 30, 2004, Quanta had approximately $120.3 million of letters of credit issued under the letter of credit facility. Additionally, $26.5 million of the letter of credit facility was outstanding as a term loan with an interest rate of 4.89%, and the remaining $3.2 million was available for issuing new letters of credit. In the event that Quanta desires to issue additional letters of credit under the letter of credit facility, Quanta is required to make cash repayments of debt outstanding under the term loan portion of the letter of credit facility in an amount that approximates the additional letters of credit.

      Under the letter of credit facility, Quanta is subject to a fee equal to 3.00% to 3.25% of the letters of credit outstanding, depending upon the occurrence of certain events, plus an additional 0.15% of the amount outstanding to the extent the funds in the deposit account do not earn London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), as defined in the credit facility. Term loans under the letter of credit facility bear interest at a rate equal to either (a) the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus 3.00% to 3.25% or (b) the Base Rate (as described below) plus 3.00% to 3.25%, depending upon the occurrence of certain events. The Base Rate equals the higher of (i) the Federal Funds Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus  1/2 of 1% and (ii) the bank’s prime rate. The maximum availability under the letter of credit facility is automatically reduced on December 31 of each year by $1.5 million, beginning December 31, 2004.

      Quanta had approximately $2.7 million of letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility, and borrowing availability under the revolving credit facility was $32.3 million as of September 30, 2004. Amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bear interest at a rate equal to either (a) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.75% to 3.00%, as determined by the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to EBITDA, or (b) the Base Rate plus 0.25% to 1.50%, as determined by the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to EBITDA. Letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility are subject to a letter of credit fee of 1.75% to 3.00%, based on the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to EBITDA. If Quanta chooses to cash collateralize letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility, those letters of credit will be subject to a letter of credit fee of 0.50%. Quanta is also subject to a commitment fee of 0.375% to 0.625%, based on the ratio of its total funded debt to EBITDA, on any unused availability under the revolving credit facility.

      The credit facility contains certain covenants, including a maximum funded debt to EBITDA ratio, a maximum senior debt to EBITDA ratio, a minimum interest coverage ratio, a minimum asset coverage ratio and a minimum consolidated net worth covenant. As of September 30, 2004, Quanta was in compliance with all of its covenants. However, other conditions such as, but not limited to, unforeseen project delays or cancellations, adverse weather conditions or poor contract performance, could adversely affect Quanta’s ability to comply with its covenants in the future. The credit facility also limits acquisitions, capital expenditures and asset sales and, subject to some exceptions, prohibits liens on material assets, stock repurchase programs and the payment of dividends (other than dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in capital stock). After December 31, 2004, however, the credit facility allows Quanta to pay dividends and engage in stock repurchase programs in any fiscal year in an aggregate amount up to twenty-five percent of Quanta’s consolidated net income (plus the amount of non-cash charges that reduced such consolidated net income) for the prior fiscal year. The credit facility carries cross-default provisions with all of Quanta’s other debt instruments exceeding $2.0 million in borrowings.

      The credit facility is secured by a pledge of all of the capital stock of Quanta’s U.S. subsidiaries, 65% of the capital stock of Quanta’s foreign subsidiaries and substantially all of Quanta’s assets. Borrowings under the credit facility are to be used for working capital, capital expenditures and for other general corporate purposes. Quanta’s U.S. subsidiaries guarantee the repayment of all amounts due under the credit facility. Quanta’s obligations under the credit facility constitute designated senior indebtedness under its 4.0% and 4.5% convertible subordinated notes.

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4.0% Convertible Subordinated Notes

      As of September 30, 2004, Quanta had $172.5 million of 4.0% convertible subordinated notes outstanding. These 4.0% convertible subordinated notes are convertible into shares of Quanta’s common stock at a price of $54.53 per share, subject to adjustment as a result of certain events. These 4.0% convertible subordinated notes require semi-annual interest payments on July 1 and December 31 until the notes mature on July 1, 2007. Quanta has the option to redeem the 4.0% convertible subordinated notes beginning July 3, 2003 at specified redemption prices, together with accrued and unpaid interest; however redemption is prohibited by Quanta’s credit facility. If certain fundamental changes occur, as described in the indenture, holders of the 4.0% convertible subordinated notes may require Quanta to purchase all or part of the notes at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 
4.5% Convertible Subordinated Notes

      As of September 30, 2004, Quanta had $270.0 million of 4.5% convertible subordinated notes outstanding. These 4.5% convertible subordinated notes are convertible into shares of Quanta’s common stock at a price of $11.14 per share, subject to adjustment as a result of certain events. The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes require semi-annual interest payments on April 1 and October 1, until they mature on October 1, 2023.

      The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes are convertible by the holder if (i) during any fiscal quarter commencing after December 31, 2003 the last reported sale price of Quanta’s common stock is greater than or equal to 120% of the conversion price for at least 20 trading days in the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the first trading day of such fiscal quarter, (ii) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period in which the trading price per note for each day of that period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of Quanta’s common stock and the conversion rate, (iii) upon Quanta calling the notes for redemption or (iv) upon the occurrence of specified corporate transactions. If the notes become convertible under one of these circumstances, Quanta has the option to deliver cash, shares of Quanta’s common stock or a combination thereof, with a value equal to the par value of the notes divided by the conversion price multiplied by the average trading price of Quanta’s common stock. The maximum number of shares of common stock that could be issued under these circumstances is equal to the par value of the notes divided by the conversion price. During the nine months ended September 30, 2004, none of the circumstances permitting conversion had occurred.

      Beginning October 8, 2008, Quanta may redeem for cash some or all of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes at par value plus accrued and unpaid interest; however redemption is prohibited by Quanta’s credit facility. The holders of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes may require Quanta to repurchase all or some of the notes at par value plus accrued and unpaid interest on October 1, 2008, 2013 or 2018, or upon the occurrence of a fundamental change, as defined by the indenture under which Quanta issued the notes. Quanta must pay any required repurchases on October 1, 2008 in cash. For all other required repurchases, Quanta has the option to deliver cash, shares of its common stock or a combination thereof to satisfy its repurchase obligation. Quanta presently does not anticipate using stock to satisfy any future obligations. If Quanta were to satisfy the obligation with shares of its common stock, the number of shares delivered will equal the dollar amount to be paid in common stock divided by 98.5% of the market price of Quanta’s common stock, as defined by the indenture. The number of shares to be issued under this circumstance is not limited. The right to settle for shares of common stock can be surrendered by Quanta. The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes carry cross-default provisions with Quanta’s credit facility and any other debt instrument that exceeds $10.0 million in borrowings.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

 
7. Stockholders’ Equity:
 
Restricted Stock

      Pursuant to the 2001 Stock Incentive Plan, Quanta issues restricted common stock at the fair market value of the common stock as of the date of issuance. The shares of restricted common stock are subject to restrictions on transfer and certain other conditions. During the restriction period, the plan participants are entitled to vote and receive dividends on such shares. Upon issuance of the restricted stock, an unamortized compensation expense equivalent to the market value of the shares on the date of grant is charged to stockholders’ equity, and assuming the employee or consultant continues to meet the requirements for vesting, is amortized to expense as non-cash compensation over the restriction period, typically three years.

      In 2003, Quanta offered eligible employees and consultants the opportunity to exchange certain outstanding stock options for restricted shares of Quanta’s common stock. Of the eligible options pursuant to the offer, 520,267 options were not exchanged. Of those options, 283,434 remain outstanding and will be required to be accounted for under variable plan accounting under APB Opinion No. 25. The weighted average exercise price of these remaining eligible options is $25.19. In the future, to the extent that Quanta’s stock price exceeds an option’s exercise price, the difference will be recorded as a non-cash compensation charge with an offset to additional paid-in capital.

      During the first nine months of 2004, approximately 827,000 shares of additional restricted stock, with $5.8 million in market value, were granted to Quanta employees and eligible consultants. As of September 30, 2003 and 2004, 3.2 million and 2.5 million shares of unvested restricted stock were outstanding. The non-cash compensation expense recognized with respect to all restricted stock during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2003 was approximately $0.8 million and $1.9 million, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004, was approximately $1.2 million and $3.5 million.

 
Treasury Stock

      Pursuant to the 2001 Stock Incentive Plan, employees may elect to satisfy their tax withholding obligations upon the vesting of restricted stock by having Quanta make such tax payments and withhold a number of vested shares having a value on the date of vesting equal to their tax withholding obligation. As a result of such employee elections, Quanta has withheld 339,459 shares during 2004 at a total value of $2.9 million and these shares have been accounted for as Treasury Stock.

 
8. Segment Information:

      Quanta has aggregated each of its individual operating units into one reportable segment as a specialty contractor. Quanta provides comprehensive network solutions to the electric power, gas, telecommunications and cable television industries, including designing, installing, repairing and maintaining network infrastructure. In addition, Quanta provides ancillary services such as inside electrical wiring, intelligent traffic networks, cable and control systems for light rail lines, airports and highways, and specialty rock trenching, directional boring and road milling for industrial and commercial customers. Each of these services is provided

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by various Quanta subsidiaries and discrete financial information is not provided to management at the service level. The following table presents information regarding revenues derived from the industries noted above.

                 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2003 2004


(In thousands)
Electric power and gas network services
  $ 736,631     $ 776,273  
Telecommunications network services
    180,523       149,701  
Cable television network services
    84,809       51,913  
Ancillary services
    209,601       229,381  
     
     
 
    $ 1,211,564     $ 1,207,268  
     
     
 

      Quanta does not have significant operations or long-lived assets in countries outside of the United States.

 
9. Commitments and Contingencies:
 
Litigation

      Quanta is from time to time party to various lawsuits, claims and other legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. These actions typically seek, among other things, compensation for alleged personal injury, breach of contract, property damage, punitive damages, civil penalties or other losses, or injunctive or declaratory relief. With respect to all such lawsuits, claims and proceedings, Quanta accrues reserves when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. Quanta does not believe that any of these proceedings, separately or in the aggregate, would be expected to have a material adverse effect on Quanta’s results of operations or financial position.

 
Self-Insurance

      Quanta is insured for employer’s liability and general liability claims, subject to a deductible of $1,000,000 per occurrence and for auto liability and workers’ compensation, subject to a deductible of $2,000,000 per occurrence. In addition, Quanta maintains a non-union employee related health care benefits plan that is subject to a deductible of $250,000 per claimant per year. Losses up to the deductible amounts are accrued based upon Quanta’s estimates of the ultimate undiscounted liability for claims incurred, an estimate of claims incurred but not reported and future expected legal costs associated with the claims. The accruals are based upon known facts and historical trends and management believes such accruals to be adequate. At December 31, 2003 and September 30, 2004, the amounts accrued for self-insurance claims were $62.3 million and $78.1 million, with $36.2 million and $45.8 million considered to be long-term and included in Other Non-Current Liabilities.

      As of September 30, 2004, Quanta had restricted cash pursuant to an obligation under its casualty insurance policy for the period from March 1, 2003 to February 29, 2004. The total restricted cash will be reduced by amounts used to pay claims in the future. As of September 30, 2004, the balance of restricted cash was $0.9 million, which is classified in Other Current Assets.

      Quanta’s casualty insurance carrier for the policy periods from August 1, 2000 to February 28, 2003 is experiencing financial distress but is currently paying valid claims. In the event that this insurer’s financial situation further deteriorates, Quanta may be required to pay certain obligations that otherwise would have been paid by this insurer. Quanta estimates that the total future claim amounts that this insurer is currently obligated to pay on Quanta’s behalf for the above-mentioned policy periods is between $2.0 million and $8.0 million. The actual amounts ultimately paid by Quanta related to these claims, if any, may vary materially from the above range and could be impacted by further claims development and the extent to which

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

the insurer could not honor its obligations. In any event, Quanta does not expect any failure by this insurer to honor its obligations to Quanta to have a material adverse impact on Quanta’s financial condition; however, the impact could be material to Quanta’s results of operations or cash flow in a given period. Quanta continues to monitor the financial situation of this insurer and analyze any alternative actions that could be pursued.

 
      Performance Bonds

      In certain circumstances, Quanta is required to provide performance bonds in connection with its contractual commitments. Quanta has indemnified the surety for any expenses paid out under these performance bonds. As of September 30, 2004, the total amount of outstanding performance bonds was approximately $454.3 million.

 
Leases

      Quanta leases certain buildings and equipment under non-cancelable lease agreements including related party leases. The following schedule shows the future minimum lease payments under these leases as of September 30, 2004 (in thousands):

                     
Capital Operating
Leases Leases


Year Ending December 31 —
               
2004
  $ 78     $ 5,220  
2005
    319       16,605  
2006
    616       10,450  
2007
          7,021  
2008
          6,113  
Thereafter
          14,557  
     
     
 
   
Total minimum lease payments
  $ 1,013     $ 59,966  
             
 
 
Less — Amounts representing interest
    36          
     
         
 
Present value of minimum lease payments
    977          
 
Less — Current portion
    291          
     
         
 
Total long-term obligations
  $ 686          
     
         

      Quanta has guaranteed the residual value of the underlying assets under certain equipment operating leases at the date of termination of such leases. Quanta has agreed to pay any difference between this residual value and the fair market value of each underlying asset as of the lease termination date. At September 30, 2004, the maximum guaranteed residual value would have been approximately $103.3 million. Quanta believes that no significant payments will be made as a result of the difference between the fair market value of the leased equipment and the guaranteed residual value. However, there can be no assurance that future significant payments will not be required.

 
Employment Agreements

      Quanta has entered into various employment agreements with certain executives which provide for compensation and certain other benefits and for severance payments under certain circumstances. In addition, certain employment agreements contain clauses which become effective upon a change of control of Quanta.

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Upon the occurrence of any of the defined events in the various employment agreements, Quanta will pay certain amounts to the employee, which vary with the level of the employee’s responsibility.

 
Collective Bargaining Agreements

      Certain subsidiaries are party to various collective bargaining agreements covering certain of their employees. The agreements require such subsidiaries to pay specified wages and provide certain benefits to their union employees. These agreements expire at various times.

 
Other

      During the course of its operations, Quanta is subject to audit by tax authorities for varying periods in various federal, state, local and foreign tax jurisdictions. Disputes arise during the course of such audits as to facts and matters of law.

      Quanta has indemnified various parties against specified liabilities that those parties might incur in the future in connection with companies previously acquired or disposed of by Quanta. These indemnities usually are contingent upon the other party incurring liabilities that reach specified thresholds. As of September 30, 2004, Quanta is not aware of circumstances that would lead to future indemnity claims against it for material amounts in connection with these transactions.

      As of September 30, 2004, Quanta has agreed to issue up to $26.4 million in additional letters of credit during 2004 and 2005 relating to Quanta’s casualty insurance programs.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Introduction

      The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2004, and is available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

      We derive our revenues from one reportable segment by providing specialized contracting services and offering comprehensive network solutions. Our customers include electric power, gas, telecommunications and cable television companies, as well as commercial, industrial and governmental entities. We had consolidated revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 of $1.2 billion, of which 64% was attributable to electric power and gas customers, 12% to telecommunications customers, 4% to cable television operators and 20% to ancillary services, such as inside electrical wiring, intelligent traffic networks, cable and control systems for light rail lines, airports and highways, and specialty rock trenching, directional boring and road milling for industrial and commercial customers.

      We enter into various types of contracts including competitive unit price, cost-plus or time and materials basis, or fixed price, the final terms and prices of which we frequently negotiate with the customer. Although the terms of our contracts vary considerably, most are made on either a unit price or fixed price basis in which we agree to do the work for a price per unit of work performed (unit price) or for a fixed amount for the entire project (fixed price). We complete a substantial majority of our fixed price projects within one year, while we frequently provide maintenance and repair work under open-ended, unit price or cost-plus master service agreements which are renewable annually. Some of our customers require us to post performance and payment bonds upon execution of the contract, depending upon the nature of the work to be performed.

      Cost of services consists primarily of salaries, wages and benefits to employees, depreciation, fuel and other equipment expenses, equipment rentals, subcontracted services, insurance, facilities expenses, materials and parts and supplies. Our gross margin, which is gross profit expressed as a percentage of revenues, is typically higher on projects where labor, rather than materials, constitute a greater portion of the cost of services. We seek higher margins on our labor-intensive projects because we can generally predict materials costs more accurately than labor costs. Operating margins could be impacted by fluctuations in insurance accruals related to our deductibles in the period in which such adjustments are made. As of September 30, 2004, we have a deductible of $1,000,000 per occurrence related to employer’s liability and general liability claims and a deductible of $2,000,000 per occurrence for automobile liability and workers’ compensation insurance. We also have a non-union employee related health care benefit plan that is subject to a deductible of $250,000 per claimant per year.

      Selling, general and administrative expenses consist primarily of compensation and related benefits to management, administrative salaries and benefits, marketing, office rent and utilities, communications, professional fees, bad debt expense and gains and losses on the sale of property and equipment. Selling, general and administrative expenses can be impacted by our customers’ inability to pay for services performed.

Seasonality; Fluctuations of Results

      Our results of operations can be subject to seasonal variations. During the winter months, demand for new projects and new maintenance service arrangements may be lower due to reduced construction activity. However, demand for repair and maintenance services attributable to damage caused by inclement weather during the winter months may partially offset the loss of revenues from lower demand for new projects and new maintenance service arrangements. Additionally, our industry can be highly cyclical. As a result, our volume of business may be adversely affected by declines in new projects in various geographic regions in the United States. Typically, we experience lower gross and operating margins during the winter months due to lower demand for our services and more difficult operating conditions. The financial condition of our customers and their access to capital, variations in the margins of projects performed during any particular quarter, the timing and magnitude of acquisition assimilation costs, regional economic conditions and timing

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of acquisitions may also materially affect quarterly results. Accordingly, our operating results in any particular quarter or year may not be indicative of the results that can be expected for any other quarter or for any other year. You should read “Outlook” for additional discussion of trends and challenges that may affect our business financial condition and results of operations.

Significant Balance Sheet Changes

      Total assets increased approximately $7.7 million as of September 30, 2004 compared to December 31, 2003. This increase includes an increase in cash of $38.1 million, as discussed in Liquidity and Capital Resources, which was partially offset by the net impact of the following increases and decreases:

  •  Accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts increased $36.1 million primarily due to higher revenues during the third quarter of 2004 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2003. The increase was also the result of a significant volume of storm restoration services provided in the Southeastern United States in the wake of four hurricanes near the end of the third quarter of 2004.
 
  •  Prepaid expenses and other current assets decreased $34.6 million primarily due to the receipt of a federal tax refund of $30.2 million and the use of $7.8 million in current restricted cash to pay casualty insurance claims. These decreases were partially offset by a net change in prepayments for insurance policy renewals of $1.0 million.
 
  •  Property and equipment, net decreased $16.8 million due to depreciation expense of $43.8 million recorded during the period in addition to the sale of certain property and equipment, offset by increases as a result of capital expenditures of $30.0 million.
 
  •  Accounts and notes receivable, net decreased $14.9 million primarily due to the receipt of $23.5 million from the sale of receivables due from Adelphia Communications Corporation (Adelphia), offset by an increase due to the reclassification of $6.9 million from current accounts receivable due to uncertainty related to the collectibility of the receivable within the next twelve months and an increase of $1.4 million in long term retainage.

      As of September 30, 2004, total liabilities increased approximately $11.5 million and stockholders’ equity decreased approximately $3.7 million compared to December 31, 2003. These fluctuations were primarily due to the following:

  •  Accounts payable and accrued expenses increased $39.4 million primarily due to a $16.9 million increase in accrued compensation and benefits related to a significant volume of storm restoration services provided near the end of the third quarter, coupled with the timing of payroll cut-off at the end of the third quarter 2004 as compared to a reduced work week at the end of 2003 due to the holidays. The increase was also due to a $10.4 million increase in accrued insurance resulting primarily from higher than anticipated claims development, a $6.4 million increase in trade accounts payable as a result of higher revenues during the third quarter of 2004 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2003, and a $5.1 million increase in accrued interest and fees due to the timing of interest payments.
 
  •  Long-term debt, including current maturities, decreased $31.2 million due to $29.5 million in repayments of the term loan under the letter of credit facility and net repayments of other long-term debt of $1.7 million.
 
  •  Deferred income taxes and other non-current liabilities increased $3.9 million due to an increase of $9.6 million in the long-term portion of our self-insurance reserves and $3.6 million in additional long-term tax liabilities. These increases were offset by a $9.0 million net decrease in non-current deferred tax liabilities primarily resulting from an increase in the net operating loss carryforward relating to the net loss for the period. Non-current deferred tax assets are netted against non-current deferred tax liabilities for financial statement presentation purposes.
 
  •  Stockholders’ equity decreased $3.7 million as a result of the net loss attributable to common stock of $11.0 million and treasury stock recorded in the amount of $2.9 million for shares withheld from

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  employees’ restricted stock upon vesting to satisfy their tax withholding obligations. These decreases were partially offset by an income tax benefit of $2.3 million relating to stock based compensation, the issuance of approximately $3.0 million in shares of common stock pursuant to our Employee Stock Purchase Plan and amortization of the deferred compensation component of stockholders’ equity in the amount of $3.5 million.

Results of Operations

      The following table sets forth selected unaudited statements of operations data and such data as a percentage of revenues for the periods indicated:

                                                                   
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,


2003 2004 2003 2004




(Dollars in thousands)
Revenues
  $ 436,133       100.0 %   $ 463,077       100.0 %   $ 1,211,564       100.0 %   $ 1,207,268       100.0 %
Cost of services (including depreciation)
    381,125       87.4       404,652       87.4       1,065,281       87.9       1,075,778       89.1  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
Gross profit
    55,008       12.6       58,425       12.6       146,283       12.1       131,490       10.9  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    39,193       9.0       44,265       9.5       136,964       11.3       128,396       10.6  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
Income from operations
    15,815       3.6       14,160       3.1       9,319       0.8       3,094       0.3  
Interest expense
    (8,080 )     (1.8 )     (6,379 )     (1.4 )     (24,182 )     (2.0 )     (18,973 )     (1.6 )
Other income, net
    489       0.1       823       0.2       1,073       0.1       1,545       0.1  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)
    8,224       1.9       8,604       1.9       (13,790 )     (1.1 )     (14,334 )     (1.2 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
    2,825       0.7       4,448       1.0       (4,511 )     (0.3 )     (3,304 )     (0.3 )
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
Net income (loss)
    5,399       1.2       4,156       0.9       (9,279 )     (0.8 )     (11,030 )     (0.9 )
Dividends on preferred stock, net of forfeitures
                            (2,109 )     (0.2 )            
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Net income (loss) attributable to common stock
  $ 5,399       1.2 %   $ 4,156       0.9 %   $ (7,170 )     (0.6 )%   $ (11,030 )     (0.9 )%
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2004, Compared to the Three Months Ended September 30, 2003

      Revenues. Revenues increased $26.9 million, or 6.2%, to $463.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004 with revenues derived from the electric power and gas network services industry increasing by $55.2 million and revenues derived from ancillary services increasing $6.5 million, partially offset by revenues from the cable television network services industry decreasing by approximately $19.6 million and revenues from the telecommunications network service industry decreasing by approximately $15.2 million. The increase in revenues was primarily due to a larger volume of storm restoration services provided during the three months ended September 30, 2004 to our electric power and gas customers in the Southeastern United States in the wake of four hurricanes. This increase was partially offset by the continued decrease in capital spending by our customers as many of them continue to face significant financial pressures, which have negatively impacted the award of work to specialty contractors. We have also become more selective in the jobs we pursue, and pricing pressures have contributed to lower revenues as the competitive bid environment has tightened.

      Gross profit. Gross profit increased $3.4 million, or 6.2%, to $58.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004. As a percentage of revenues, gross margin remained constant at 12.6% for the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2003. For the three months ended September 30, 2004, margins from our electric power and gas network services industry were higher due to a larger volume of higher margin storm restoration services discussed above, while margins in

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the other industries we serve were approximately the same as last year’s third quarter. For the third quarter of 2004, overall margins were negatively impacted by an incremental increase in casualty insurance expense of $10.7 million primarily due to higher than anticipated claims development during the quarter.

      Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $5.1 million, or 12.9%, to $44.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004. The increase is primarily due to $2.6 million in increased professional fees primarily due to costs associated with meeting the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, an increase in salaries and benefits of $0.9 million primarily related to higher insurance and benefits costs and cost of living increases, and an increase of $0.4 million due to higher non-cash compensation expense associated with the issuance of restricted stock. In addition, we incurred approximately $0.5 million in expenses related to the secondary offering of a portion of our largest stockholder’s shares of common stock during the quarter as well as an increase in the net loss on the sale of property and equipment of $0.5 million as compared to the third quarter of last year.

      Interest expense. Interest expense decreased $1.7 million, or 21.1%, to $6.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004. The decrease was due to our refinancing of the majority of our outstanding debt during the fourth quarter of 2003 at lower interest rates.

      Provision (benefit) for income taxes. The provision for income taxes was $4.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2004, with an effective tax rate of 51.7%, compared to a provision of $2.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2003, with an effective tax rate of 34.4%. The provision for income taxes for both periods is the result of recording a provision on a year to date basis using the estimated annual effective tax rate.

 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004, Compared to the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2003

      Revenues. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 were relatively constant, at approximately $1.2 billion, compared to revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with revenues derived from the electric power and gas network service industry increasing by $39.6 million, revenues from the telecommunications network services industry decreasing by approximately $30.8 million, revenues from the cable television network services industry decreasing by approximately $32.9 million and revenues from ancillary services increasing by approximately $19.8 million. Offsetting the increase in revenue provided by the storm restoration services in the third quarter of 2004 discussed above, were negative impacts due to the continued decline in capital spending by our customers as many of them continue to face significant financial pressures, which have negatively impacted the award of work to specialty contractors. We have also become more selective in the jobs we pursue, and pricing pressures have contributed to lower revenues as the competitive bid environment has tightened.

      Gross profit. Gross profit decreased $14.8 million, or 10.1%, to $131.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. As a percentage of revenue, gross margin decreased from 12.1% for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 to 10.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. This decrease in gross margin resulted primarily from the increased insurance costs impacting the third quarter of 2004 as discussed above, pricing pressures on work performed for utility and cable customers, and increased fuel and safety costs, as well as cost overruns and weather delays on certain projects during the first quarter of 2004. These decreases were partially offset by a larger volume of higher margin storm restoration services performed during the third quarter of 2004 as previously discussed.

      Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $8.6 million, or 6.3%, to $128.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. During the nine months ended September 30, 2003, we recorded $19.8 million in bad debt expense related primarily to notes receivable from one customer, compared to only $0.2 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2004. Excluding bad debt expense, selling, general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 increased $11.0 million primarily due to $5.5 million in increased professional fees primarily due to costs associated with meeting the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, $1.7 million in costs associated with the start up of our government solutions subsidiary, an increase of $1.9 million in salaries and benefits primarily due to higher insurance and benefits costs and cost of living

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increases and an increase of $1.5 million due to higher non-cash compensation expense associated with the issuance of restricted stock. In addition, we incurred approximately $0.5 million in expenses related to the secondary offering of a portion of our largest stockholder’s shares of common stock during the third quarter of 2004. The increases were partially offset by the recording of $0.5 million in net gains on sale of property and equipment during 2004, as compared to $1.0 million of net losses on sale of property and equipment during 2003.

      Interest expense. Interest expense decreased $5.2 million, or 21.5%, to $19.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. This decrease was due to our refinancing of the majority of our outstanding debt during the fourth quarter of 2003 at lower interest rates.

      Provision (benefit) for income taxes. The benefit for income taxes was $3.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, with an effective tax rate of 23.1%, compared to a benefit of $4.5 million, with an effective tax rate of 32.7% for the nine months ended September 30, 2003. The estimated annual effective tax rates for both periods reflect a benefit for income taxes at rates that are lower than the combined federal and blended state tax rates due to tax expense on estimated non-deductible items.

      Dividends on preferred stock, net of forfeitures. For the nine months ended September 30, 2003, we recorded approximately $2.1 million in forfeitures of dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. In the first quarter of 2003, all remaining outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were converted into shares of common stock. There are currently no outstanding shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and the series was eliminated during the second quarter of 2003. Any dividends that had accrued on the respective shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were reversed on the date of conversion.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 
Cash Requirements

      We anticipate that our cash on hand, which totaled $217.7 million as of September 30, 2004, our credit facility and our future cash flow from operations will provide sufficient cash to enable us to meet our future operating needs, debt service requirements and planned capital expenditures and to ensure our future ability to grow. Momentum in deployment of fiber to the premise or initiatives to rebuild the United States electric power grid might require a significant amount of additional working capital. However, we feel that we have adequate cash and availability under our credit facility to meet such needs.

 
Sources and Uses of Cash

      As of September 30, 2004, we had cash and cash equivalents of $217.7 million, working capital of $480.2 million and long-term debt of $470.3 million, net of current maturities. Our long-term debt balance at that date included borrowings of $442.5 million of convertible subordinated notes and $27.8 million of other debt. We also had $123.0 million of letters of credit outstanding under our credit facility.

      During the nine months ended September 30, 2004, operating activities provided net cash flow of $85.5 million. Operating cash flow before changes in working capital and other operating accounts totaled $29.4 million. Net changes in working capital and other operating accounts provided $56.1 million of cash flow from operations. Cash flow from operations is primarily influenced by demand for our services, operating margins and the type of services we provide. The receipt of a tax refund of $30.2 million and $23.5 million received from the sale of our receivable due from Adelphia positively impacted cash flow from operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2004. We used net cash in investing activities of $18.1 million, including $30.0 million used for capital expenditures, partially offset by an $8.4 million reduction in restricted cash required by our casualty insurance program coupled with $3.4 million of proceeds from the sale of equipment. We used net cash in financing activities of $29.2 million, resulting primarily from a $29.5 million repayment under the term loan portion of the credit facility in order to be able to issue additional letters of credit and maintain our total borrowing requirement of $150.0 million discussed below.

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Debt Instruments
 
Credit Facility

      We have a $185.0 million credit facility with various lenders. The credit facility consists of a $150.0 million letter of credit facility maturing on June 19, 2008, which also provides for term loans, and a $35.0 million revolving credit facility maturing on December 19, 2007, which provides for revolving loans and letters of credit.

      The letter of credit facility is linked to a $150.0 million deposit made by the lenders, which is held in an account with Bank of America, N.A. This deposit may be used either to support letters of credit or, to the extent that amounts available under the facility are not used to support letters of credit, for term loans. We are currently required to maintain total borrowings outstanding under the letter of credit facility equal to the $150.0 million available through a combination of letters of credit or term loans. As of September 30, 2004, we had approximately $120.3 million of letters of credit issued under the letter of credit facility. Additionally, $26.5 million of the letter of credit facility was outstanding as a term loan with an interest rate of 4.89%, and the remaining $3.2 million was available for issuing new letters of credit. In the event that we desire to issue additional letters of credit under the letter of credit facility, we are required to make cash repayments of debt outstanding under the term loan portion of the letter of credit facility in an amount that approximates the additional letters of credit.

      Under the letter of credit facility, we are subject to a fee equal to 3.00% to 3.25% of the letters of credit outstanding, depending upon the occurrence of certain events, plus an additional 0.15% of the amount outstanding to the extent the funds in the deposit account do not earn the LIBOR, as defined in the credit facility. Term loans under the letter of credit facility bear interest at a rate equal to either (a) the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus 3.00% to 3.25% or (b) the Base Rate (as described below) plus 3.00% to 3.25% depending upon the occurrence of certain events. The Base Rate equals the higher of (i) the Federal Funds Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus  1/2 of 1% and (ii) the bank’s prime rate. The maximum availability under the letter of credit facility is automatically reduced on December 31 of each year by $1.5 million, beginning December 31, 2004.

      We had approximately $2.7 million of letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility, and borrowing availability under the revolving credit facility was $32.3 million as of September 30, 2004. Amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility bear interest at a rate equal to either (a) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.75% to 3.00%, as determined by the ratio of our total funded debt to EBITDA, or (b) the Base Rate plus 0.25% to 1.50%, as determined by the ratio of our total funded debt to EBITDA. Letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility are subject to a letter of credit fee of 1.75% to 3.00%, based on the ratio of our total funded debt to EBITDA. If we choose to cash collateralize letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility, those letters of credit will be subject to a letter of credit fee of 0.50%. We are also subject to a commitment fee of 0.375% to 0.625%, based on the ratio of our total funded debt to EBITDA, on any unused availability under the revolving credit facility.

      The credit facility contains certain covenants, including a maximum funded debt to EBITDA ratio, a maximum senior debt to EBITDA ratio, a minimum interest coverage ratio, a minimum asset coverage ratio and a minimum consolidated net worth covenant. As of September 30, 2004, we were in compliance with all of our covenants. However, other conditions such as, but not limited to, unforeseen project delays or cancellations, adverse weather conditions or poor contract performance, could adversely affect our ability to comply with our covenants in the future. The credit facility also limits acquisitions, capital expenditures and asset sales and, subject to some exceptions, prohibits liens on material assets, stock repurchase programs and the payment of dividends (other than dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in capital stock). After December 31, 2004, however, the credit facility allows us to pay dividends and engage in stock repurchase programs in any fiscal year in an aggregate amount up to twenty-five percent of our consolidated net income (plus the amount of non-cash charges that reduced such consolidated net income) for the prior

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fiscal year. The credit facility carries cross-default provisions with all of our other debt instruments exceeding $2.0 million in borrowings.

      The credit facility is secured by a pledge of all of the capital stock of our U.S. subsidiaries, 65% of the capital stock of our foreign subsidiaries and substantially all of our assets. Borrowings under the credit facility are to be used for working capital, capital expenditures and for other general corporate purposes. Our U.S. subsidiaries guarantee the repayment of all amounts due under the credit facility. Our obligations under the credit facility constitute designated senior indebtedness under our 4.0% and 4.5% convertible subordinated notes.

 
4.0% Convertible Subordinated Notes

      As of September 30, 2004, we had $172.5 million of 4.0% convertible subordinated notes outstanding. These 4.0% convertible subordinated notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a price of $54.53 per share, subject to adjustment as a result of certain events. These 4.0% convertible subordinated notes require semi-annual interest payments on July 1 and December 31 until the notes mature on July 1, 2007. We have the option to redeem some or all of the 4.0% convertible subordinated notes beginning July 3, 2003 at specified redemption prices, together with accrued and unpaid interest; however, redemption is prohibited by our credit facility. If certain fundamental changes occur, as described in the indenture under which we issued the 4.0% convertible subordinated notes, holders of the 4.0% convertible subordinated notes may require us to purchase all or part of their notes at a purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 
4.5% Convertible Subordinated Notes

      As of September 30, 2004, we had $270.0 million of 4.5% convertible subordinated notes outstanding. These 4.5% convertible subordinated notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a price of $11.14 per share, subject to adjustment as a result of certain events. The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes require semi-annual interest payments on April 1 and October 1, until the notes mature on October 1, 2023.

      The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes are convertible by the holder if (i) during any fiscal quarter commencing after December 31, 2003 the last reported sale price of our common stock is greater than or equal to 120% of the conversion price for at least 20 trading days in the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the first trading day of such fiscal quarter, (ii) during the five business day period after any five consecutive trading day period in which the trading price per note for each day of that period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of our common stock and the conversion rate, (iii) upon us calling the notes for redemption or (iv) upon the occurrence of specified corporate transactions. If the notes become convertible under one of these circumstances, we have the option to deliver cash, shares of our common stock or a combination thereof, with a value equal to the par value of the notes divided by the conversion price multiplied by the average trading price of our common stock. The maximum number of shares of common stock that could be issued under these circumstances is equal to the par value of the notes divided by the conversion price. During the nine months ended September 30, 2004, none of the circumstances permitting conversion had occurred.

      Beginning October 8, 2008, we can redeem for cash some or all of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes at par value plus accrued and unpaid interest. The holders of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes may require us to repurchase all or some of the notes at par value plus accrued and unpaid interest on October 1, 2008, 2013 or 2018, or upon the occurrence of a fundamental change, as defined by the indenture under which we issued the notes. We must pay any required repurchase on October 1, 2008 in cash. For all other required repurchases, we have the option to deliver cash, shares of our common stock or a combination thereof to satisfy our repurchase obligation. We presently do not anticipate using stock to satisfy any future obligations. If we were to satisfy the obligation with shares of our common stock, we will deliver a number of shares equal to the par value of the notes divided by 98.5% of the average trading price of our common stock, as defined by the indenture. The number of shares of common stock issuable by us under this circumstance is not limited. Our right to satisfy a required repurchase obligation with shares of common stock can be

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surrendered by us. The 4.5% convertible subordinated notes carry cross-default provisions with our credit facility and any other debt instrument that exceeds $10.0 million in borrowings.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Transactions

      As is common in our industry, we have entered into certain off-balance sheet arrangements in the ordinary course of business that result in risks not directly reflected in our balance sheets. Our significant off-balance sheet transactions include liabilities associated with non-cancelable operating leases, letter of credit obligations and surety guarantees. We have not engaged in any off-balance sheet financing arrangements through special purpose entities.

 
Leases

      We enter into non-cancelable operating leases for many of our facility, vehicle and equipment needs. These leases allow us to conserve cash by paying a monthly lease rental fee for use of facilities, vehicles and equipment rather than purchasing them. We may decide to cancel or terminate a lease before the end of its term, in which case we are typically liable to the lessor for the remaining lease payments under the term of the lease.

      We have guaranteed the residual value of the underlying assets under certain of our equipment operating leases at the date of termination of such leases. We have agreed to pay any difference between this residual value and the fair market value of each underlying asset as of the lease termination date. As of September 30, 2004, the maximum guaranteed residual value would have been approximately $103.3 million. We believe that no significant payments will be made as a result of the difference between the fair market value of the leased equipment and the guaranteed residual value. However, there can be no assurance that future significant payments will not be required.

 
Letters of Credit

      Certain of our vendors require letters of credit to ensure reimbursement for amounts they are disbursing on our behalf, such as to beneficiaries under our self-funded insurance programs. In addition, from time to time some customers require us to post letters of credit to ensure payment to our subcontractors and vendors under those contracts and to guarantee performance under our contracts. Such letters of credit are generally issued by a bank or similar financial institution. The letter of credit commits the issuer to pay specified amounts to the holder of the letter of credit if the holder demonstrates that we have failed to perform specified actions. If this were to occur, we would be required to reimburse the issuer of the letter of credit. Depending on the circumstances of such a reimbursement, we may also have to record a charge to earnings for the reimbursement. We do not believe that it is likely that any claims will be made under a letter of credit in the foreseeable future.

      As of September 30, 2004, we had $123.0 million in letters of credit outstanding under our credit facility primarily to secure obligations under our casualty insurance program. These are irrevocable stand-by letters of credit with maturities expiring at various times throughout 2004 and 2005. Upon maturity, it is expected that the majority of these letters of credit will be renewed for subsequent one-year periods. As of September 30, 2004, we have agreed to issue up to $26.4 million in additional letters of credit during 2004 and 2005 relating to our casualty insurance programs.

 
Performance Bonds

      Many customers, particularly in connection with new construction, require us to post performance and payment bonds issued by a financial institution known as a surety. These bonds provide a guarantee to the customer that we will perform under the terms of a contract and that we will pay subcontractors and vendors. If we fail to perform under a contract or to pay subcontractors and vendors, the customer may demand that the surety make payments or provide services under the bond. We must reimburse the surety for any expenses or outlays it incurs. We have posted letters of credit in favor of the surety and are currently negotiating additional forms of collateralization pursuant to which we may be required to post additional letters of credit and grant

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security interests in certain of our assets to fully collateralize our obligations to the surety. Our grant of security interests in certain of our assets will require the consent of the lenders under our credit facility. Posting letters of credit in favor of the surety will also reduce the availability under our credit facility. To date, we have not had any significant reimbursements to our surety for bond-related costs. We currently believe that we will not have to fund any claims under our surety arrangements in the foreseeable future. As of September 30, 2004, the total amount of outstanding performance bonds was approximately $454.3 million.
 
Contractual Obligations

      As of September 30, 2004, our future contractual obligations, including interest under capital leases, are as follows (in thousands):

                                                         
Total 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Thereafter







Long-term debt  — principal
  $ 473,414     $ 2,955     $ 1,007     $ 360     $ 172,592     $ 296,500     $  
Long-term debt — interest
    67,576       4,763       19,050       19,050       15,600       9,113        
Capital lease obligations
    1,013       78       319       616                    
Operating lease obligations
    59,966       5,220       16,605       10,450       7,021       6,113       14,557  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Total
  $ 601,969     $ 13,016     $ 36,981     $ 30,476     $ 195,213     $ 311,726     $ 14,557  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

      Excluded from the above table is interest associated with borrowings under the credit facility because both the amount borrowed and applicable interest rate are variable. The principal amount borrowed under the credit facility included in the above table is $26.5 million due in 2008, which bears interest at a rate of 4.89% as of September 30, 2004. In addition, our multi-employer pension plan contributions are determined annually based on our union employee payrolls, which cannot be determined for future periods in advance.

 
Concentration of Credit Risk

      We grant credit under normal payment terms, generally without collateral, to our customers, which include electric power and gas companies, telecommunications and cable television system operators, governmental entities, general contractors, and builders, owners and managers of commercial and industrial properties located primarily in the United States. Consequently, we are subject to potential credit risk related to changes in business and economic factors throughout the United States. However, we generally have certain lien rights with respect to services provided. Under certain circumstances such as foreclosures or negotiated settlements, we may take title to the underlying assets in lieu of cash in settlement of receivables. As previously discussed herein, our customers in the telecommunications business and utility industries have experienced significant financial difficulties. These economic conditions expose us to increased risk related to collectibility of receivables for services we have performed.

      We are involved in a dispute with one of our customers and are uncertain whether the balance will be collected within one year; therefore as of September 30, 2004, we have included the balance in non-current assets and included it in Accounts and Notes Receivable. Also included in Accounts and Notes Receivable are amounts due from a customer relating to the construction of independent power plants. We have agreed to long-term payment terms for this customer. The notes receivable from this customer are partially secured. We have provided allowances for a significant portion of these notes receivable due to a change in the economic viability of the plants securing them. The collectibility of these notes may ultimately depend on the value of the collateral securing these notes. As of September 30, 2004, the total balance due from these two customers was $54.8 million, net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $42.8 million.

 
Litigation

      We are from time to time a party to various lawsuits, claims and other legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. These actions typically seek, among other things, compensation for alleged personal injury, breach of contract, property damage, punitive damages, civil penalties or other losses, or

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injunctive or declaratory relief. With respect to all such lawsuits, claims and proceedings, we accrue reserves when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. We do not believe that any of these proceedings, separately or in the aggregate would be expected to have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial position.
 
Change of Control

      We have entered into employment agreements with certain employees that become effective upon a change of control of Quanta (as defined in the employment agreements). The employment agreements provide that, following a change of control, if we terminate the employee without cause (as defined in the employment agreements), the employee terminates employment for good reason (as defined in the employment agreements), or the employee’s employment terminates due to death or disability, we will pay certain amounts to the employee, which may vary with the level of the employee’s responsibility and the terms of the employee’s prior employment arrangements. In addition, in the case of certain senior executives except for Mr. Colson, our chief executive officer, these payments would also be due if the employee terminates his or her employment within the 30-day window period commencing nine months after the change of control.

 
Related Party Transactions

      In the normal course of business, we enter into transactions from time to time with related parties. These transactions typically take the form of facility leases with prior owners.

      Early in the fourth quarter of 2004, First Reserve Fund IX,. L.P., a private investment fund managed by First Reserve Corporation, completed the sale of a total of 20,125,000 shares of our common stock to the public. We did not receive any of the proceeds of the offering, but incurred approximately $0.5 million in expenses during the third quarter of 2004 as a result of the offering. As a result, First Reserve owns approximately 16.3% of our common stock.

New Pronouncements

      In September 2004, the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) discussed EITF Issue 04-08, “Accounting Issues Related to Certain Features of Contingently Convertible Debt and the Effect on Diluted Earnings per Share.” The EITF reached a consensus that would require all issued securities with contingent conversion features containing market price contingencies based on a company’s stock price to be accounted for using the “if converted” method in calculating earnings per share. This EITF would require that earnings per share be retroactively restated for the effect of conversion of any contingently convertible debt instruments starting with the issuance date of the contingently convertible debt instrument. Our 4.5% convertible subordinated notes contain contingent conversion features; however the adoption of EITF 04-08 would not require the restatement of our earnings per share as the effect of assuming conversion of the 4.5% convertible subordinated notes would be antidilutive for all periods since the date of issuance.

Critical Accounting Policies

      The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities known to exist at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We evaluate our estimates on an ongoing basis, based on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from those estimates. Management has reviewed its development and selection of critical accounting estimates with the

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audit committee of our board of directors. We believe the following accounting policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

        Current and Non-Current Accounts and Notes Receivable and Provision for Doubtful Accounts. We provide an allowance for doubtful accounts when collection of an account or note receivable is considered doubtful. Inherent in the assessment of the allowance for doubtful accounts are certain judgments and estimates including, among others, our customer’s access to capital, our customer’s willingness or ability to pay, general economic conditions and the ongoing relationship with the customer. Certain of our customers, several of them large public telecommunications carriers and utility customers, have been experiencing financial difficulties. Should any major customers file for bankruptcy or continue to experience difficulties, or should anticipated recoveries relating to the receivables in existing bankruptcies and other workout situations fail to materialize, we could experience reduced cash flows and losses in excess of current reserves. In addition, material changes in our customers’ revenues or cash flows could affect our ability to collect amounts due from them.
 
        Valuation of Long-Lived Assets. SFAS No. 142 provides that goodwill and other intangible assets that have indefinite useful lives not be amortized, but instead must be tested at least annually for impairment, and intangible assets that have finite useful lives should continue to be amortized over their useful lives. SFAS No. 142 also provides specific guidance for testing goodwill and other unamortized intangible assets for impairment. Goodwill of a reporting unit shall be tested for impairment between annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount. Examples of such events or circumstances may include a significant change in business climate or a loss of key personnel, among others. SFAS No. 142 requires that management make certain estimates and assumptions in order to allocate goodwill to reporting units and to determine the fair value of reporting unit net assets and liabilities, including, among other things, an assessment of market conditions, projected cash flows, cost of capital and growth rates, which could significantly impact the reported value of goodwill and other intangible assets. Estimating future cash flows requires significant judgment and our projections may vary from cash flows eventually realized.
 
        We review long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be realizable. If an evaluation is required, the estimated future undiscounted cash flows associated with the asset are compared to the asset’s carrying amount to determine if an impairment of such asset is necessary. Estimating future cash flows requires significant judgment and our projections may vary from cash flows eventually realized. The effect of any impairment would be to expense the difference between the fair value of such asset and its carrying value. In addition, we estimate the useful lives of our long-lived assets and other intangibles. We periodically review factors to determine whether these lives are appropriate. Net gains or losses from the sale of property and equipment are reflected in Selling, General and Administrative Expenses.
 
        Revenue Recognition. We generally recognize revenue when services are performed except when work is being performed under fixed price contracts. We typically record revenues from fixed price contracts on a percentage-of-completion basis, using the cost-to-cost method based on the percentage of total costs incurred to date in proportion to total estimated costs to complete the contract. Changes in job performance, job conditions, estimated profitability and final contract settlements may result in revisions to costs and income and their effects are recognized in the period in which the revisions are determined.
 
        Self-Insurance. We are insured for employer’s liability and general liability claims, subject to a deductible of $1,000,000 per occurrence, and for auto liability and workers’ compensation subject to a deductible of $2,000,000 per occurrence. We also have a non-union employee related health care benefit plan that is subject to a deductible of $250,000 per claimant per year. Losses up to the deductible amounts are accrued based upon our estimates of the ultimate undiscounted liability for claims incurred, an estimate of claims incurred but not reported and for future expected legal costs associated with the claims. However, insurance liabilities are difficult to assess and estimate due to unknown factors, including the severity of an injury, the determination of our liability in proportion to other parties, the

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  number of incidents not reported and the effectiveness of our safety program. The accruals are based upon known facts and historical trends and management believes such accruals to be adequate.
 
        Our casualty insurance carrier for the policy periods from August 1, 2000 to February 28, 2003 is experiencing financial distress but is currently paying valid claims. In the event that this insurer’s financial situation further deteriorates, we may be required to pay certain obligations that otherwise would have been paid by this insurer. We estimate that the total future claim amounts that this insurer is currently obligated to pay on our behalf for the above-mentioned policy periods is between $2.0 million and $8.0 million. The actual amounts ultimately paid by us related to these claims, if any, may vary materially from the above range and could be impacted by further claims development and the extent to which the insurer could not honor its obligations. In any event, we do not expect any failure by this insurer to honor its obligations to us to have a material adverse impact on our financial condition; however, the impact could be material to our results of operations or cash flow in a given period. We continue to monitor the financial situation of this insurer and analyze any alternative actions that could be pursued.
 
        Stock Based Compensation. We account for our stock option awards under Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25 (APB Opinion No. 25), “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees.” Under this accounting method, no compensation expense is recognized in the consolidated statements of operations if no intrinsic value of the option exists at the date of grant. In October 1995, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123, “Accounting for Stock Based Compensation.” SFAS No. 123 encourages companies to account for stock-based compensation awards based on the fair value of the awards at the date they are granted. The resulting compensation costs would be shown as an expense in the consolidated statements of operations. Companies can choose not to apply the new accounting method and continue to apply current accounting requirements; however, disclosure is required as to what net income and earnings per share would have been had the new accounting method been followed. As a result of our stock option exchange offer during the first quarter of 2003, a majority of our stock options were exchanged for restricted shares of our common stock. The remaining eligible options that were not exchanged are required to be accounted for under variable plan accounting rules of APB opinion No. 25. See Note 7 to the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional discussion of the restricted stock issued under our 2001 Stock Incentive Plan and the effects thereof.

Outlook

      The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

      Like many companies that provide installation and maintenance services to the electric power, gas, telecommunications and cable television industries, we have faced a number of challenges. The telecommunications and utility markets experienced substantial change during 2002 and 2003 as evidenced by an increased number of bankruptcies in the telecommunications market, continued devaluation of many of our customers’ debt and equity securities and pricing pressures resulting from challenges faced by major industry participants. These factors have contributed to the delay of projects and reduction of capital spending that have impacted our operations and ability to grow at historical levels during 2003 and 2004.

      We continue to focus on the elements of the business we can control, including cost control, the margins we accept on projects, collecting receivables, ensuring quality service and right sizing initiatives to match the markets we serve. These initiatives include aligning our work force with our current revenue base, evaluating opportunities to reduce the number of field offices and evaluating our non-core assets for potential sale. Such initiatives could result in future charges related to, among others, severance, facilities shutdown and consolidation, property disposal and other exit costs as we execute these initiatives.

      In 2005, we expect increasing demand for our services from our electric power, gas and telecommunications customers, continued decline in demand for our services from our cable customers and relatively level demand for our services from our ancillary services customers. Financial and economic pressures have led our

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customers to return to their core competencies and focus on cost reductions, resulting in an increased focus on outsourcing services. In addition, our utility customers have an increasing awareness of transmission and distribution network upgrade needs. We believe that we are adequately positioned to provide these services because of our proven full-service operating units with broad geographic reach, financial capability and technical expertise.

      Capital expenditures in 2005 are expected to be approximately $40.0 million to $50.0 million. A majority of the expenditures will be for operating equipment. We expect expenditures for 2005 to be funded substantially through internal cash flows and, to the extent necessary, from cash on hand.

 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act and New SEC Rules

      Several regulatory and legislative initiatives were introduced in 2002 and 2003 in response to developments during 2001 and 2002 regarding accounting issues at large public companies, resulting disruptions in the capital markets and ensuing calls for action to prevent repetition of those events. We support the actions called for under these initiatives and believe these steps will ultimately be successful in accomplishing the stated objectives. However, implementation of reforms in connection with these initiatives have added and will add to the costs of doing business for all publicly-traded entities, including Quanta. These costs will have an adverse impact on future income and cash flows, especially in the near term as legal, accounting and consulting costs are incurred to analyze the new requirements, formalize current practices and implement required changes to ensure that we maintain compliance with these new rules. There is little in the way of historical guidance to accurately predict these costs and we are not able to estimate the magnitude of increase in our costs that will result from such reforms.

Uncertainty of Forward-Looking Statements and Information

      This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes statements reflecting assumptions, expectations, projections, intentions or beliefs about future events that are intended as “forward-looking statements” under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “forecast,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “believe” and other words of similar meaning. In particular, these include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the following:

  •  Projected operating or financial results;
 
  •  Expectations regarding capital expenditures;
 
  •  The effects of competition in our markets;
 
  •  The duration and extent of the current economic downturn in the industries we serve; and
 
  •  Our ability to achieve cost savings.

      Any or all of our forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions and by known or unknown risks and uncertainties, including the following:

  •  Quarterly variations in our operating results due to seasonality and adverse weather conditions;
 
  •  Our dependence on fixed price contracts;
 
  •  The inability of our customers to pay for services following a bankruptcy or other financial difficulty;
 
  •  Material adverse changes in economic conditions in the markets served by us or by our customers;
 
  •  Rapid technological and structural changes that could reduce the demand for the services we provide;
 
  •  Our ability to effectively compete for market share;
 
  •  Cancellation provisions within our contracts and the risk that contracts expire and are not renewed;
 
  •  Liabilities for claims that are not self-insured or for claims that our insurance carrier fails to pay;

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  •  Potential liabilities relating to occupational health and safety matters;
 
  •  Retention of key personnel and qualified employees;
 
  •  The impact of our unionized workforce on our operations and acquisition strategy;
 
  •  Our growth outpacing our infrastructure;
 
  •  Our ability to obtain performance bonds;
 
  •  Potential exposure to environmental liabilities;
 
  •  The cost of borrowing, availability of credit, debt covenant compliance and other factors affecting our financing activities;
 
  •  Our ability to generate internal growth;
 
  •  The adverse impact of goodwill impairments;
 
  •  Replacement of our contracts as they are completed or expire;
 
  •  Our ability to effectively integrate the operations of our companies;
 
  •  Beliefs and assumptions about the collectibility of receivables; and
 
  •  Beliefs or assumptions about the outlook for markets we serve.

      Many of these factors will be important in determining our actual future results. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Our actual future results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements.

      All of our forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements that may accompany such forward-looking statements. In addition, we disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report.

 
Item 4. Controls and Procedures

      Our management evaluated, with the participation of our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act)), as of September 30, 2004. Based on their evaluation, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of September 30, 2004.

      Management does not expect that its disclosure controls and procedures or its internal control over financial reporting will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within Quanta have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and breakdowns can occur because of simple errors or mistakes. Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some person or by collusion of two or more people. The design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or because the degree of compliance with the polices or procedures may deteriorate. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Accordingly, our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met and, as set forth above, management has

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concluded, based on their evaluation as of the end of the period, that our disclosure controls and procedures were sufficiently effective to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met.

      There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2004, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

QUANTA SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

      We are from time to time a party to various lawsuits, claims and other legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. These actions typically seek, among other things, compensation for alleged personal injury, breach of contract, property damage, punitive damages, civil penalties or other losses, or injunctive or declaratory relief. With respect to all such lawsuits, claims and proceedings, we accrue reserves when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. We do not believe that any of these proceedings, separately or in the aggregate, would be expected to have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial position.

Item 2.                          Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

      On August 28, 2004, 9,392 shares of restricted stock that had been issued pursuant to our 2001 Stock Incentive Plan vested. Pursuant to the 2001 Stock Incentive Plan, employees may elect to satisfy their tax withholding obligations upon vesting by having us make such tax payments and withhold a number of vested shares having a value on the date of vesting equal to their tax withholding obligation. As a result of such employee elections, we withheld shares as follows and accounted for such shares as Treasury Stock:

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

                                 
(c) Total Number (d) Maximum
of Shares Number of Shares
Purchased as Part That May yet Be
of Publicly Purchased Under
(a) Total Number of (b) Average Price Announced Plans or the Plans or
Period Shares Purchased Paid Per Share Programs Programs





August 1, 2004 — August 31, 2004
    2,313(i)     $ 6.34       None       None  


 
(i) These shares were not purchased through a publicly announced plan or program.
 
Item 6. Exhibits.
             
Exhibit
Number Description


  3.1       Restated Certificate of Incorporation (previously filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Form 10-Q (No. 001-13831) filed August 14, 2003 and incorporated herein by reference)
  3.2       Amended and Restated Bylaws (previously filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s 2000 Form 10-K (No. 001-13831) filed April 2, 2001 and incorporated herein by reference)
  10.1 *     Employment Agreement, dated as of March 13, 2002, by and between Quanta Services, Inc. and Kenneth W. Trawick (filed herewith)
  10.2       Underwriting Agreement dated September 30, 2004 among Quanta Services, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston LLC, Banc of America Securities LLC, First Albany Capital Inc., and First Reserve Fund IX, L.P. (previously filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K (No. 001-13831) filed October 1, 2004 and incorporated herein by reference)
  31.1       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) and pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
  31.2       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) and pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
  32.1       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith)


(*) Management contracts or compensatory plans or arrangements.

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SIGNATURE

      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant, Quanta Services, Inc., has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

  QUANTA SERVICES, INC.

  By:  /s/ DERRICK A. JENSEN
 
  Derrick A. Jensen
  Vice President, Controller and
  Chief Accounting Officer

Dated: November 9, 2004

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EXHIBIT INDEX

             
Exhibit
Number Description


  3.1       Restated Certificate of Incorporation (previously filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Form 10-Q (No. 001-13831) filed August 14, 2003 and incorporated herein by reference)
  3.2       Amended and Restated Bylaws (previously filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s 2000 Form 10-K (No. 001-13831) filed April 2, 2001 and incorporated herein by reference)
  10.1 *     Employment Agreement, dated as of March 13, 2002, by and between Quanta Services, Inc. and Kenneth W. Trawick (filed herewith)
  10.2       Underwriting Agreement dated September 30, 2004 among Quanta Services, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston LLC, Banc of America Securities LLC, First Albany Capital Inc., and First Reserve Fund IX, L.P. (previously filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K (No. 001-13831) filed October 1, 2004 and incorporated herein by reference)
  31.1       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) and pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
  31.2       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) and pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
  32.1       Certification of Periodic Report by Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith)


(*) Management contracts or compensatory plans or arrangements.