PASADENA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended March 30, 2012.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Highlights:
- Net earnings for the quarter of $83.9 million;
- Diluted EPS for the quarter of $0.65;
- Net earnings for the six months ended March 30, 2012 of $173.6 million;
- Diluted EPS for the six months ended March 30, 2012 of $1.35; and,
- Backlog at March 30, 2012 of $15.1 billion.
Jacobs reported today net earnings of $83.9 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.70 billion for its second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended March 30, 2012. This compares to net earnings of $80.3 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, on revenues of $2.56 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 ended April 1, 2011.
For the six months ended March 30, 2012, Jacobs reported net earnings of $173.6 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, on revenues of $5.33 billion. This compares to net earnings of $146.1 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, on revenues of $4.91 billion for the same period in fiscal 2011.
Jacobs also announced today backlog totaling $15.1 billion at March 30, 2012, including a technical professional services component of $9.9 billion. This compares to total backlog and technical professional services backlog of $14.0 billion and $8.7 billion, respectively, at April 1, 2011.
Commenting on the results for the second quarter, Jacobs President and CEO Craig L. Martin stated, "While this quarter's earnings were disappointing, the outlook remains positive. Backlog is up 4.2% sequentially and up 7.8% year-over-year. Our prospects are strong and we anticipate a very good year from a sales perspective."
Commenting on the Company's earnings outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2012, Jacobs Chief Financial Officer John W. Prosser, Jr. stated, "Our second quarter results were below expectations. Three factors contributed to the results: first, our SG&A expenses were higher than expected; additionally, several planned turnarounds were deferred until FY13, reducing field services margins; lastly, professional services margins in March were lower than anticipated. As a result, we are revising our guidance for fiscal year 2012 to a range of $2.80 to $3.00 per share."
Jacobs is hosting a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, which they are webcasting live on the Internet at http://www.jacobs.com/.
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
Statements made in this press release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and you should not place undue reliance on such statements. We caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements including those noted in our 2011 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Item 1 - Business; Item 1A - Risk Factors; Item 3 - Legal Proceedings; and Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.
For more financial highlights, see the full press release in the Investor Relations section of Jacobs.com
For additional information contact:
John W. Prosser, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration