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Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) today announced results for the second quarter ended March 29, 2015.

Second Quarter Results

Revenue in the quarter was $564.8 million and revenue, net of subcontractor costs1, was $432.8 million. Revenue and revenue, net of subcontractor costs, in the quarter were both up 3% compared to the prior year, excluding the wind-down of the Remediation and Construction Management (“RCM”) segment and the impact from foreign currency translation. Operating income was $30.4 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.31. Operating income adjusted for non-operational items2 in the quarter compared to last year’s second quarter was up 26%, and EPS from operations2 were up 45% compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Cash generated from operations was $19.3 million, up 33% compared to last year’s second quarter.

Quarterly Dividend and Share Repurchase Program

On April 27, 2015, Tetra Tech’s Board of Directors declared a 14% increase in the quarterly dividend, raising it to $0.08 per share payable on May 29, 2015 to shareholders of record as of May 14, 2015. Additionally, in the second quarter, the Company spent an additional $48.6 million of the approved $200 million share repurchase program. For the first half of fiscal 2015, Tetra Tech has returned $77.4 million to its shareholders through share repurchases and dividends.

Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO, Dan Batrack commented, “Tetra Tech had a solid second quarter, which reflects the strength in our water, environment and energy business. We continue to see a strong volume of orders and contract wins, which resulted in an 11% increase in backlog in our on-going operations on a constant currency basis. We are focused on advancing our strategic growth plan, as demonstrated by our announced acquisition of Cornerstone Environmental Group, in addition to returning capital to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends.”

Six-Month Results

Revenue for the six-month period was $1.1 billion and revenue, net of subcontractor costs, was $869.8 million. Operating income for the six-month period was $67.0 million and EPS were $0.71. Cash generated from operations was $24.8 million.

Income Statement

In thousands (except EPS data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended
March 29,

2015

March 30,

2014

March 29,

2015

March 30,

2014

Revenue $ 564,763 $ 586,285 $ 1,145,819 $ 1,232,133
Subcontractor costs (132,009 ) (130,300 ) (275,985 ) (293,158 )
Revenue, net of subcontractor costs

432,754

455,985

869,834

938,975

Operating income 30,398 46,186 67,010 89,904
Interest expense (1,804 ) (2,496 ) (3,594 ) (4,919 )
Income tax expense (9,584 ) (11,781 ) (18,760 ) (25,749 )
Net income including noncontrolling interests

19,010

31,909

44,656

59,236

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests

7

(200

)

(64

)

(213

)

Net income attributable to Tetra Tech

$

19,017

$

31,709

$

44,592

$

59,023

Earnings per share attributable to Tetra Tech:
Basic $ 0.31 $ 0.49 $ 0.72 $ 0.91
Diluted $ 0.31 $ 0.48 $ 0.71 $ 0.90

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic 61,153 64,835 61,816 64,670
Diluted 61,723 65,710 62,431 65,517

Business Outlook

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and the actual results could differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of transactions that may be completed or developments that become evident after the date of this release. The Business Outlook section should be read in conjunction with the information on forward-looking statements at the end of this release.

Tetra Tech expects EPS for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 to be in the range of $0.40 to $0.44. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for the third quarter is expected to range from $420 million to $470 million. For fiscal 2015, EPS guidance is now expected to range from $1.60 to $1.70, and cash EPS3 guidance is expected to range from $2.30 to $2.55. Revenue, net of subcontractor costs, for fiscal 2015 guidance is expected to range from $1.70 billion to $1.85 billion.

Webcast

Investors will have the opportunity to access a live audio-visual webcast and supplemental financial information concerning the second quarter results through a link posted on the Company’s website at www.tetratech.com on April 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (PT).

About Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com)

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, and construction management services. The Company supports commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, and energy. With 13,000 staff worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems.

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Regulation G Information
Reconciliation of Operating Income
In thousands Three Months Ended
March 29,

2015

March 30,

2014

Operating Income (GAAP): $ 30,398 $ 46,186
Foreign currency translation 905
Legal settlement 3,160
Contingent consideration (3,113 ) (21,343 )
Operating Income (Operations) $ 31,350 $ 24,843
Reconciliation of Diluted EPS
Three Months Ended
March 29,

2015

March 30,

2014

EPS attributable to Tetra Tech (GAAP): $ 0.31 $ 0.48
Per diluted share, net of tax:
Foreign currency translation 0.01
Legal settlement 0.03
Contingent consideration (0.03 ) (0.26 )
EPS (Operations) $ 0.32 $ 0.22

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include information concerning future events and the future financial performance of Tetra Tech that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are urged to read the documents filed by Tetra Tech with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Among the important factors or risks that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this release are: worldwide political and economic uncertainties; fluctuations in annual revenue, expenses, and operating results; the cyclicality in demand for our overall services; the cyclicality in demand for mining services; the cyclicality in demand for oil and gas services; concentration of revenues from U.S. government agencies and potential funding disruptions by these agencies; violations of U.S. government contractor regulations; dependence on winning or renewing U.S. government contracts; the delay or unavailability of public funding on U.S. government contracts; the U.S. government’s right to modify, delay, curtail or terminate contracts at its convenience; credit risks associated with certain commercial clients; risks associated with international operations; the failure to comply with worldwide anti-bribery laws; the failure to comply with domestic and international export laws; the failure to properly manage projects; the loss of key personnel or the inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the use of estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements; the ability to maintain adequate workforce utilization; the use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the inability to accurately estimate and control contract costs; the failure to adequately recover on our claims for additional contract costs; the failure to win or renew contracts with private and public sector clients; acquisition strategy and integration risks; goodwill or other intangible asset impairment; growth strategy management; backlog cancellation and adjustments; the failure of partners to perform on joint projects; the failure of subcontractors to satisfy their obligations; requirements to pay liquidated damages based on contract performance; changes in resource management, environmental, or infrastructure industry laws, regulations, or programs; changes in capital markets and the access to capital; credit agreement covenants; industry competition; liability related to legal proceedings, investigations, and disputes; the availability of third-party insurance coverage; the ability to obtain adequate bonding; employee, agent, or partner misconduct; employee risks related to international travel; safety programs; conflict of interest issues; liabilities relating to reports and opinions; liabilities relating to environmental laws and regulations; force majeure events; protection of intellectual property rights; the interruption of systems and information technology; the ability to impede a business combination based on Delaware law and charter documents; and stock price volatility. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Tetra Tech, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, Tetra Tech will not necessarily update the information, since Tetra Tech will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since such information speaks only as of the date of this release.

1 Tetra Tech’s revenue includes a significant amount of subcontractor costs and, therefore, the Company believes revenue, net of subcontractor costs, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, provides a valuable perspective on its business results.

2 See reconciliation tables for details on non-operational items.

3 Cash EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure that provides a valuable perspective on the Company’s financial results. Cash EPS is defined as cash flow from operations divided by diluted shares outstanding. Refer to the cash flow statement for reconciliation from net income to cash flow from operations.

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