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AECOM Technology Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

November 19, 2012 | About:
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AECOM Technology Corp. (ACM) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-09-30.

Aecom Technology Corporation has a market cap of $2.27 billion; its shares were traded at around $20.09 with a P/E ratio of 8.7 and P/S ratio of 0.28.
This is the annual revenues and earnings per share of ACM over the last 10 years. For detailed 10-year financial data and charts, go to 10-Year Financials of ACM.


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Our gross profit for the year ended September 30, 2012 decreased $44.8 million, or 9.6%, to $421.9 million as compared to $466.7 million for the corresponding period last year. Gross profit provided by acquired companies was $3.8 million. Excluding gross profit provided by acquired companies, gross profit decreased $48.6 million, or 10.4%, from the year ended September 30, 2011. For the year ended September 30, 2012, gross profit, as a percentage of revenue, net of other direct costs, decreased to 8.1% from 9.0% in the year ended September 30, 2011.

Gross profit for our PTS segment for the year ended September 30, 2012, increased $6.1 million, or 1.5%, to $423.8 million as compared to $417.7 million for the corresponding period last year. Gross profit provided by acquired companies was $3.8 million. Excluding gross profit provided by acquired companies, gross profit increased $2.3 million, or 0.6%, from the year ended September 30, 2011. As a percentage of revenue, net of other direct costs, gross profit increased to 9.2% of revenue, net of other direct costs, for the year ended September 30, 2012, from 9.1% in the corresponding period last year.

The decrease in revenue, excluding acquired companies, for the year ended September 30, 2011, was primarily attributable to reductions in services for clients in Libya, United States, Europe, and Canada of approximately $90 million, $40 million, $40 million, and $30 million, respectively, and a $297 million decrease in our MSS segment primarily due to the completion of the project with the U.S. government noted below in the segment information. These decreases were partially offset by increased demand for our engineering program management services on infrastructure projects in Australia and Asia of approximately $150 million and $65 million, respectively, and approximately $155 million in increased revenue attributable to stronger foreign currencies (primarily the Australian and Canadian dollars).

In September 2011, we entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the "Term Credit Agreement") with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and a lender, and the other lenders party thereto. Pursuant to the Term Credit Agreement, we borrowed $750 million in term loans on the closing date and may borrow up to an additional $100 million in term loans upon our request subject to certain conditions, including Company and lender approval. We used approximately $600 million of the proceeds from the loans to repay indebtedness under our prior term loan facility, approximately $147 million of the proceeds to pay down indebtedness under our revolving credit facility and a portion of the proceeds to pay fees and expenses related to the Term Credit Agreement. The loans under the Term Credit Agreement bear interest, at our option, at either the Base Rate (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) plus an applicable margin or the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for the Base Rate loans is a range of 0.375% to 1.50% and the applicable margin for Eurodollar Rate loans is a range of 1.375% to 2.50%, both based on our debt-to-earnings leverage ratio at the end of each fiscal quarter. The initial interest rate of the loans borrowed on September 30, 2011, was the 3 month Eurodollar rate plus 1.75%, or a total of 2.12%. For the years ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the average interest rate of our term loan facility was 2.19% and 3.01%, respectively. Payments of the initial principal amount outstanding under the Term Credit Agreement are required on a quarterly basis beginning on December 31, 2012, while interest payments are made on a quarterly basis beginning December 31, 2011. Any remaining principal of the loans under the Term Credit Agreement is due no later than July 20, 2016. Accrued interest is payable in arrears on a quarterly basis for Base Rate loans, and at the end of the applicable interest period (but at least every three months) for Eurodollar Rate loans. We may optionally prepay the loans at any time, without penalty.

lenders party thereto, which amended and restated our unsecured revolving credit facility and increased our available borrowing capacity to $1.05 billion in order to support our working capital and acquisition needs. The Revolving Credit Agreement has an expiration date of July 20, 2016, and prior to this expiration date, principal amounts outstanding under the Revolving Credit Agreement may be repaid and reborrowed at our option without prepayment or penalty, subject to certain conditions. We may also, at our option, request an increase in the commitments under the facility up to a total of $1.15 billion, subject to certain conditions, including Company and lender approval. The loans under the Revolving Credit Agreement may be borrowed in dollars or in certain foreign currencies and bear interest, at our option, at either the Base Rate (as defined in the Revolving Credit Agreement) plus an applicable margin or the Eurocurrency Rate (as defined in the Revolving Credit Agreement) plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for the Base Rate loans is a range of 0.0% to 1.50% and the applicable margin for Eurocurrency Rate loans is a range of 1.00% to 2.50%, both based on our debt-to-earnings leverage ratio at the end of each fiscal quarter. In addition to these borrowing rates, there is a commitment fee which ranges from 0.150% to 0.375% on any unused commitment. Accrued interest is payable in arrears on a quarterly basis for Base Rate loans, and at the end of the applicable interest period (but at least every three months) for Eurocurrency Loans. At September 30, 2012 and 2011, $24.0 million and $101.4 million, respectively, were outstanding under our revolving credit facility. At September 30, 2012 and 2011, outstanding standby letters of credit totaled $35.1 million and $32.1 million, respectively, under our revolving credit facility. As of September 30, 2012, we had $990.9 million available under our Revolving Credit Agreement.

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