Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Business and Organization

v3.2.0.727
Business and Organization
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business and Organization
1. BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION:

Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) is a leading provider of specialty contracting services, offering infrastructure solutions primarily to the electric power and oil and gas industries in the United States, Canada and Australia and select other international markets. Quanta reports its results under two reportable segments: (1) Electric Power Infrastructure Services and (2) Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services.

Electric Power Infrastructure Services Segment

The Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment provides comprehensive network solutions to customers in the electric power industry. Services performed by the Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment generally include the design, installation, upgrade, repair and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure and substation facilities along with other engineering and technical services. This segment also provides emergency restoration services, including the repair of infrastructure damaged by inclement weather, the energized installation, maintenance and upgrade of electric power infrastructure utilizing unique bare hand and hot stick methods and Quanta’s proprietary robotic arm technologies, and the installation of “smart grid” technologies on electric power networks. In addition, this segment designs, installs and maintains renewable energy generation facilities, consisting of solar, wind and certain types of natural gas generation facilities, and related switchyards and transmission infrastructure to transport power to demand centers. To a lesser extent, this segment provides services such as the construction of electric power generation facilities, the design, installation, maintenance and repair of commercial and industrial wiring, installation of traffic networks, the installation of cable and control systems for light rail lines and limited ancillary telecommunication infrastructure services.

Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services Segment

The Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment provides comprehensive network solutions to customers involved in the development and transportation of natural gas, oil and other pipeline products. Services performed by the Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment generally include the design, installation, repair and maintenance of pipeline transmission and distribution systems, gathering systems, production systems and compressor and pump stations, as well as related trenching, directional boring and automatic welding services. In addition, this segment’s services include pipeline protection, integrity testing, rehabilitation and replacement and fabrication of pipeline support systems and related structures and facilities. Quanta also serves the offshore and inland water energy markets, primarily providing services to oil and gas exploration platforms, including mechanical installation (or “hook-ups”), electrical and instrumentation, pre-commissioning and commissioning, coatings, fabrication, pipeline construction, integrity services and marine asset repair. To a lesser extent, this segment designs, installs and maintains fueling systems, as well as water and sewer infrastructure.

Disposition - Fiber Optic Licensing Operations

On April 29, 2015, Quanta, Crown Castle International Corp. (Crown Castle), and CC SCN Fiber LLC, a subsidiary of Crown Castle, entered into a stock purchase agreement, pursuant to which Quanta agreed to sell all of the issued and outstanding equity interests in Quanta Fiber Networks, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quanta that owned Quanta’s fiber optic licensing operations. The purchase agreement contains customary representations and warranties, covenants and indemnities. On August 4, 2015, Quanta completed the sale for a purchase price of approximately $1 billion in cash, resulting in after-tax net proceeds of approximately $830 million. In the third quarter of 2015, Quanta expects to recognize an estimated net of tax gain of approximately $175 million.

 

As of June 30, 2015, Quanta determined that its fiber optic licensing operations met the requirements to be classified as held for sale and presented as discontinued operations. Accordingly, Quanta has presented the results of operations, financial position, cash flows and disclosures of the fiber optic licensing operations as discontinued operations for all periods presented in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. These results were previously included in the Fiber Optic Licensing and Other segment.

Acquisitions

During the second quarter of 2015, Quanta acquired three companies, consisting of a powerline construction company located in the United States, an engineering company located in Canada and an engineering, procurement and construction services company based in the United States, all of which are generally included in Quanta’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment. During the first quarter of 2015, Quanta acquired three companies. These acquisitions included an underground utility distribution contractor that provides services to gas and electric utilities in Canada, which is generally included in Quanta’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment; a supplier and material procurement specialist for the power and utility industry in Canada, which is generally included in Quanta’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment; and a company that specializes in the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of compression and surface facilities for the high pressure gas industry in Australia, which is generally included in Quanta’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment.

During 2014, Quanta completed nine acquisitions, which enabled Quanta to further enhance its electric power and oil and gas infrastructure service offerings in the United States and Canada and expand its capabilities in Australia to include electric power infrastructure service offerings. These acquisitions included four electric power infrastructure services companies located in Canada; two oil and gas infrastructure services businesses located in Canada; an electric power infrastructure services company located in Australia; a U.S.-based general engineering and construction company specializing in hydrant fueling, waterfront and utility construction for the U.S. Department of Defense that is generally included in Quanta’s Oil and Gas Infrastructure Services segment; and a geotechnical and geological engineering services company based in the United States that is generally included in Quanta’s Electric Power Infrastructure Services segment.