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AECOM filed this Form 8-K on 02/05/2019
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AECOM reports first quarter fiscal year 2019 results


LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2019) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, today reported first quarter revenue of $5.0 billion. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $52 million and $0.32 in the first quarter, respectively, and represented decreases of 54% year-over-year. On an adjusted basis, diluted earnings per share(1) was $0.56.


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First Quarter 2019 Accomplishments:


·                  Organic(3) revenue increased by 5% over the prior-year quarter, highlighted by double-digit growth in the Company’s higher-margin Americas design business and Management Services segment.


·                  Total backlog increased by 22%(2) year-over-year to a new all-time high of $59.5 billion.


·                  Wins in the quarter were $11.0 billion, which included the contract for the $7 billion Terminal One project at JFK airport in New York, a 1.3 book-to-burn ratio(4) in the Management Services segment.


·                  Solid execution across the Company’s portfolio of projects resulted in adjusted earnings that were ahead of expectations, including 16% year-over-year adjusted EBITDA growth.


·                  The Company continued to execute on its capital allocation priorities, including additional share repurchases in the quarter and in January, bringing total share repurchases to $210 million under its $1 billion Board authorized repurchase plan.


Update on Strategic Value Creation Actions:


·                  AECOM has completed nearly all of the actions necessary to achieve its expected $225 million of annual G&A savings, which are expected to generate $85 million of realized savings in fiscal 2019, resulting in at least 110 basis points of margin improvement in the DCS segment this year and additional expected benefits in fiscal 2020 and beyond.


·                  The Company continues to make progress on de-risking its business; in addition to the decisions made in fiscal 2018, including the planned exit from the fixed-price combined-cycle gas power plant construction market and non-core Oil & Gas markets, it is no longer pursuing international at-risk construction opportunities, has completed the spin-out of the infrastructure financing arm of AECOM Capital, and is reviewing its remaining at-risk construction exposure.


·                  The Company has completed approximately 25% of its plan to exit at least 30 countries as part of a strategy to simplify its operating structure and to hone management’s focus on the most profitable growth opportunities.


·                  Collectively, these actions position the Company to capitalize on its record backlog by focusing resources on higher-margin and lower-risk professional services businesses where its competitive advantages are greatest.


“Continued overall growth in the DCS and MS segments, new records for wins and backlog, and adjusted earnings that surpassed our expectations resulted in a strong start to the year, and we are firmly on track to achieve our full-year guidance, including expectations for double-digit adjusted EBITDA growth,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Importantly, we have taken and will continue to take decisive actions to maximize the profitability of our record backlog. With the positive momentum in the business, including several substantial wins already in the second quarter, and the expected benefits from our strategic actions, we are committed to achieving our five-year financial targets from fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022, including a 5% revenue CAGR, a 9% adjusted EBITDA CAGR, a 12%-15% adjusted EPS CAGR and at least $3.5 billion of cumulative free cash flow.”