UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 10, 2020

PARSONS CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-07782

95-3232481

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

5875 Trinity Parkway, #300,

Centreville, VA

 

20120

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (703) 988-8500

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $1 par value

 

PSN

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

 

 


 

Item 2.02Result of Operations and Financial Condition

 

On March 10, 2020, Parson Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019 and certain other financial information.  A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits:

 

The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Report pursuant to Item 2.02

 

99.1Press Release Dated March 10, 2020 announcing the Company’s financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

The information disclosed pursuant to Items 2.02 and 9.01 in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.  Furthermore, the information disclosed pursuant to Items 2.02 and 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Parsons Corporation

 

 

 

 

Date: March 10, 2020

 

By:

/s/ George L. Ball

 

 

 

George L. Ball

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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psn-ex991_6.htm

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

 

Parsons Delivers Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results on

Solid Revenue Growth

 

Q4 2019 Financial Highlights:

Revenue increases 12% from Q4 2018 to $1 billion, a company record

Strong revenue growth driven by Federal Solutions organic growth of 14%

Net income increases 84% to $14 million and net income margin increases 50 bps to 1.3%

Adjusted EBITDA increases 62% to $88 million and adjusted EBITDA margin expands 260 bps to 8.5%

Achieved notable recognition for corporate social responsibility initiatives

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Highlights:

Revenue increases 11% from fiscal year 2018 to $4 billion, a company record

Net income decreases 46% to $121 million and net income margin decreases 320 bps to 3%

Adjusted EBITDA increases 32% to $325 million, and adjusted EBITDA margin expands 130 bps to 8.2%

Completed two strategic Federal Solutions acquisitions; OGSystems and QRC Technologies

Trailing 12-month book-to-bill ratio of 1.1x

Won large contracts in growing and enduring markets

 

CENTREVILLE, VA – March 10, 2020, Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

CEO Commentary

“We had a strong finish to 2019 and ended the year with record revenue and profitability results, along with solid cash flow over the second half of the year,” said Chuck Harrington, Chairman and CEO of Parsons Corporation. “We are delivering on the plan we outlined at the time of our IPO. We achieved strong organic revenue growth in our Federal Solutions business, produced significant margin expansion across the enterprise, invested in our people and technology, and leveraged our strong balance sheet to complete two strategic acquisitions. These acquisitions provided us with differentiated technology solutions and contributed to increased win rates and our ability to win larger prime contracts. We are excited about our future given our Federal Solutions portfolio is aligned with the National Defense Strategy and our Critical Infrastructure portfolio leverages our technology and operational expertise to deliver a smarter, safer, and more sustainable future.”


 

 

 

 

 


 

Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased to $1 billion, a 12% increase over the prior year period and represents a new company record. Operating income was relatively equal to the fourth quarter of 2018 despite an additional $17 million of IPO-related long-term incentive compensation expenses and $9 million of increased acquisition-related intangible amortization expenses. Net income increased 84% over the prior year period to $14 million, and net income margin increased 50 basis points to 1.3%. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) attributable to Parsons was $0.14 in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to $0.10 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests for the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 62% over the prior year period to $88 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 260 basis points to 8.5% due to higher margins in both business segments.

Adjusted EPS increased to $0.48, compared to $0.40 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Total revenue for fiscal year 2019 increased to $4 billion, an 11% increase over fiscal year 2018 and represents a new company record. Operating income decreased $113 million in fiscal year 2019 primarily due to a portion of a non-recurring gain associated with a legal matter decided in the Company’s favor in fiscal year 2018, additional IPO-related long-term incentive compensation expenses, acquisition-related intangible amortization expenses and transaction-related costs, offset by income from acquisitions and increased margins on existing contracts. Net income decreased 46% over the prior year to $121 million, and net income margin decreased 320 basis points to 3%. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) attributable to Parsons decreased to $1.30 primarily due to the same factors as described above, additional shares issued in the Company’s IPO, and the remaining amount of income associated with the above mentioned legal matter. These factors were partially offset by income tax benefits associated with the establishment of $94 million of deferred tax assets during fiscal 2019 resulting from Parsons’ conversion from an S-Corporation to a C-Corporation and increased margins on existing contracts.

Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests for fiscal year 2019 increased 32% over the prior year period to $325 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased 130 basis points to 8.2% due to higher margins in both business segments.

Adjusted EPS increased to $2.04, compared to $1.99 in fiscal year 2018.

Information about the Company's use of non-GAAP financial information is provided on page eleven and in the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included herein.

Segment Results

Federal Solutions Segment

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Growth

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

Growth

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Dollars/

Percent

 

 

Percent

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Dollars/

Percent

 

 

Percent

 

Revenue

 

$

402,882

 

 

$

500,423

 

 

$

97,541

 

 

 

24

%

 

$

1,479,007

 

 

$

1,887,907

 

 

$

408,900

 

 

 

28

%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

21,029

 

 

$

42,563

 

 

$

21,534

 

 

 

102

%

 

$

122,295

 

 

$

169,542

 

 

$

47,247

 

 

 

39

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

5.2

%

 

 

8.5

%

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

63

%

 

 

8.3

%

 

 

9.0

%

 

 

0.7

%

 

 

9

%

 

Fourth quarter 2019 revenue increased $98 million, or 24%, compared to the prior year period. The increase was driven by organic growth of 14% and $40 million from acquisitions.

Fourth quarter 2019 Federal Solutions Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests increased by $22 million, or 102%, compared to the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 8.5%, or by 330 basis points

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from the fourth quarter of 2018. The increases were driven primarily by contributions from our acquisitions and higher margin growth on existing contracts.

Fiscal year 2019 revenue increased $409 million, or 28%, compared to the prior year period. The increase was driven by organic growth of 6% and $317 million from acquisitions.

Fiscal year 2019 Federal Solutions Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests increased by $47 million, or 39%, compared to fiscal year 2018. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 9.0%, or by 70 basis points from fiscal year 2018. The increases were driven primarily by business acquisitions, an increase in business volume on existing contracts, and higher profit margins driven by significant incentive fee recognition.

Critical Infrastructure Segment

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Growth

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

Growth

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Dollars/

Percent

 

 

Percent

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

Dollars/

Percent

 

 

Percent

 

Revenue

 

$

526,058

 

 

$

536,965

 

 

$

10,907

 

 

 

2

%

 

$

2,081,501

 

 

$

2,066,905

 

 

$

(14,596

)

 

 

-1

%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

33,186

 

 

$

45,265

 

 

$

12,079

 

 

 

36

%

 

$

123,949

 

 

$

155,505

 

 

$

31,556

 

 

 

25

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

8.4

%

 

 

2.1

%

 

 

34

%

 

 

6.0

%

 

 

7.5

%

 

 

1.6

%

 

 

26

%

 

Fourth quarter 2019 revenue increased $11 million, or 2%, compared to the prior year period. The increase was driven primarily by growth on existing contracts.

Fourth quarter 2019 Critical Infrastructure Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests increased by $12 million, or 36%, compared to the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin including noncontrolling interests increased to 8.4%, or by 210 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2018. These increases were driven primarily by improved contract performance execution and cost reductions.

Fiscal year 2019 revenue decreased by $15 million, or 1%, compared to the prior year period. The decrease was due to $55 million of revenue recorded in the second quarter of 2018 as a result of the aforementioned non-recurring legal matter decided in the Company’s favor. Excluding the legal matter, revenue increased by 2% primarily due to growth on existing contracts.

Fiscal year 2019 Critical Infrastructure Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests increased by $32 million, or 25%, compared to fiscal year 2018. Adjusted EBITDA margin including noncontrolling interests increased to 7.5%, or by 160 basis points from fiscal year 2018. These increases were driven primarily by additional business volume, a decrease in IG&A, primarily due to cost reductions, and an increase in equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Key Performance Indicators

Book-to-bill ratio: 0.9x on net bookings of $903 million. Trailing twelve-month: 1.1x on net bookings of $4.2 billion.

Total backlog: $8 billion, a 1% increase over the fourth quarter of 2018.

Cash flow from operating activities: Fourth quarter 2019 cash flow of $90 million was less than anticipated, but the Company generated strong cash flow of $269 million in the second half of 2019. For fiscal year 2019, cash flow from operating activities was $220 million compared to $285 million in fiscal year 2018.

Debt: total and net debt were $249 million and $67 million, respectively. The Company’s net debt to trailing twelve-month adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019 was 0.2x. The Company defines net debt as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.

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Fourth Quarter 2019 Significant Contract Wins

Parsons continued to gain momentum in the cyber market. One quarter after winning its largest single award cyber contract in its history, the Company was awarded four additional strategic cyber contracts. Parsons also was awarded two large Critical Infrastructure joint venture projects.

Awarded a $90 million cyber contract with a classified customer.

Awarded three additional cyber contracts valued at $77 million in total for classified and unclassified federal customers to provide various services including secure and resilient architecture development, secure communications, cyber risk and threat assessment for the enhancement and resiliency of weapon systems and special security capabilities required in dynamic operational space missions.

As part of a joint venture (JV) team, Parsons was awarded an $805 million contract for the Glendora to Pomona segment of the Foothill Gold Line light rail extension project that will benefit travelers across the LA Metro service area. Parsons is a 25 percent joint-venture partner and is providing design and construction management services.

As part of a JV team, Parsons was awarded a $194 million contract for the 14-mile extension of the Greater Minneapolis, MN, LRT System. Parsons is a 35 percent joint-venture partner and is providing design and construction management services.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiatives

Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of Parsons’ culture and reflects the Company’s dedication to its core values and fulfilling its customers’ missions. During the fourth quarter 2019, our employees continued to exemplify their passion and commitment to making the world a better place.

Parsons’ employees participated in community service events that benefited organizations such as Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Special Operations Charity Network, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Girls Lead the Way, and numerous other charitable organizations.

As the lead Designer for Georgia’s Northwest Corridor project in Atlanta, Parsons was part of the joint venture team that received the prestigious National Award of Merit from the Design Build Institute of America and the 2019 Global Roads Achievement Award from the International Road Federation. The project has had a positive impact on the community and region, reportedly reducing one-way commutes by as much as 45 minutes, and in turn reducing carbon emissions and spurring local economic growth through innovative advanced transportation management systems.

The Regina Bypass, Saskatchewan’s largest infrastructure project, opened to traffic with a focus on improving safety, mobility, and reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. The bypass also supports continued growth of the Global Transportation Hub and alleviates issues caused by population growth and congestion.

The Company recently sponsored a Parsons Technology Innovation Challenge Showcase where high school students in the Washington, D.C. area were mentored by Parsons Technical Fellows and awarded scholarships for developing next generation ideas that make the world a better place. Winning projects included a solution that automates healthcare records, the development of a community water purification system, a virtual reality swim training system, and the creation of a healthcare marketplace. Parsons regularly hosts a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs to promote innovative technology ideas from our future leaders.

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Fiscal Year 2020 Guidance

The table below summarizes the company’s fiscal year 2020 guidance.

 

Fiscal Year 2020 Guidance

Revenue

$3.95 billion - $4.05 billion

Adjusted EBITDA including non-controlling interest

$330 million - $360 million

Cash Flow from Operating Activities

$230 million - $250 million

Net income guidance is not presented as the Company believes market volatility and the resulting potential for fluctuations in the Company’s stock price and the related impact on the Company’s equity-based compensation expense and net income will preclude the Company from providing accurate projections for fiscal year 2020.

Conference Call Information

Parsons will host a conference call today, March 10, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the financial results for its fourth quarter 2019 and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

Listeners may access a webcast of the live conference call from the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.Parsons.com. Listeners also may access a slide presentation on the website, which summarizes the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 results. Listeners should go to the website 15 minutes before the live event to download and install any necessary audio software.

Listeners may also participate in the conference call by dialing +1 866-987-6581 (domestic) or +1 602-563-8686 (international) and entering passcode 5454538.

A replay will be available on the Company's website approximately two hours after the conference call and continuing for one year. A telephonic replay also will be available through March 17, 2020 at +1 855-859-2056

(domestic) or +1 404-537-3406 (international) and entering passcode 5454538.

About Parsons Corporation

Parsons is a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities. Please visit parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we're making an impact.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Earnings Release and materials included therewith contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, beliefs and assumptions, and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties, risks, changes in circumstances, trends and factors that are difficult to predict, many of which are outside of our control. Accordingly, actual performance, results and events may vary materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on the forward-looking statements as predictions of future performance, results or events. Numerous factors could cause actual future performance, results and events to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, including, among others: any issue that compromises our relationships with the U.S. federal government or its agencies or other state, local or foreign governments or agencies; any issues that damage our professional reputation; changes in governmental priorities that shift expenditures away from agencies or programs that we support; our dependence on long-term government contracts, which are subject to the government’s budgetary approval process; the size of our addressable markets and the amount of government spending on private contractors; failure by us or our employees to obtain and maintain necessary security clearances or certifications; failure to comply with numerous laws and regulations; changes in government procurement, contract or other practices or the adoption by governments of new laws, rules, regulations and programs in a manner adverse to us;

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the termination or nonrenewal of our government contracts, particularly our contracts with the U.S. federal government; our ability to compete effectively in the competitive bidding process and delays, contract terminations or cancellations caused by competitors’ protests of major contract awards received by us; our ability to generate revenue under certain of our contracts; any inability to attract, train or retain employees with the requisite skills, experience and security clearances; the loss of members of senior management or failure to develop new leaders; misconduct or other improper activities from our employees or subcontractors; our ability to realize the full value of our backlog and the timing of our receipt of revenue under contracts included in backlog; changes in the mix of our contracts and our ability to accurately estimate or otherwise recover expenses, time and resources for our contracts; changes in estimates used in recognizing revenue; internal system or service failures and security breaches; and inherent uncertainties and potential adverse developments in legal proceedings, including litigation, audits, reviews and investigations, which may result in materially adverse judgments, settlements or other unfavorable outcomes. These factors are not exhaustive and additional factors could adversely affect our business and financial performance. For a discussion of additional factors that could materially adversely affect our business and financial performance, see the factors included under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 on Form 10K to be filed on March 10, 2020, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and speak only as of the date on which they are made. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement made in this presentation that becomes untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise, except to the extent we are required to do so in connection with our ongoing requirements under federal securities laws.

 

 

Media:Investor Relations:

Bryce McDevittDave Spille

Parsons CorporationParsons Corporation

(703) 797-3001(571) 655-8264

Bryce.McDevitt@Parsons.comDave.Spille@Parsons.com

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PARSONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Quarterly Data Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Revenue

 

$

928,940

 

 

$

1,037,388

 

 

$

3,560,508

 

 

$

3,954,812

 

Direct cost of contracts

 

 

740,804

 

 

 

825,550

 

 

 

2,795,005

 

 

 

3,123,062

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

11,338

 

 

 

12,416

 

 

 

36,915

 

 

 

41,721

 

Indirect, general and administrative expenses

 

 

175,382

 

 

 

199,980

 

 

 

597,410

 

 

 

781,408

 

Operating income

 

 

24,092

 

 

 

24,274

 

 

 

205,008

 

 

 

92,063

 

Interest income

 

 

352

 

 

 

171

 

 

 

2,710

 

 

 

1,300

 

Interest expense

 

 

(6,367

)

 

 

(4,152

)

 

 

(20,842

)

 

 

(23,729

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(2,006

)

 

 

(812

)

 

 

(1,651

)

 

 

(2,392

)

(Interest and other expense) gain associated with claim on long-term contract

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

74,578

 

 

 

-

 

Total other (expense) income

 

 

(8,021

)

 

 

(4,793

)

 

 

54,795

 

 

 

(24,821

)

Income before income tax expense

 

 

16,071

 

 

 

19,481

 

 

 

259,803

 

 

 

67,242

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

(1,841

)

 

 

2,823

 

 

 

(20,367

)

 

 

69,886

 

Net (loss) income including noncontrolling interests

 

 

14,230

 

 

 

22,304

 

 

 

239,436

 

 

 

137,128

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(6,783

)

 

 

(8,582

)

 

 

(17,099

)

 

 

(16,594

)

Net income attributable to Parsons Corporation

 

$

7,447

 

 

$

13,722

 

 

$

222,337

 

 

$

120,534

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.78

 

 

$

1.30

 

Diluted

 

$

0.10

 

 

$

0.14

 

 

$

2.78

 

 

$

1.30

 

 

Weighted average number shares used to compute basic and diluted EPS (Quarterly Data Unaudited) (in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

77,949

 

 

 

99,742

 

 

 

80,014

 

 

 

92,419

 

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

77,949

 

 

 

100,084

 

 

 

80,014

 

 

 

92,753

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARSONS CORPORATION

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of December 31. 2018 and December 31, 2019

(in thousands, except shares and par value)

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents (including $73,794 and $51,171 Cash of consolidated joint ventures)

 

$

280,221

 

 

$

182,688

 

Restricted cash and investments

 

 

974

 

 

 

12,686

 

Accounts receivable, net (including $180,325 and $166,355 Accounts receivable of consolidated joint ventures, net)

 

 

623,286

 

 

 

671,492

 

Contract assets (including $21,270 and $26,458 Contract assets of consolidated joint ventures)

 

 

515,319

 

 

 

575,089

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets (including $11,837 and $11,182 Prepaid expenses and other current assets of consolidated joint ventures)

 

 

69,007

 

 

 

84,454

 

Total current assets

 

 

1,488,807

 

 

 

1,526,409

 

Property and equipment, net (including $2,561 and $2,945 Property and equipment of consolidated joint ventures, net)

 

 

91,849

 

 

 

122,751

 

Right of use assets, operating leases

 

 

 

 

 

233,415

 

Goodwill

 

 

736,938

 

 

 

1,047,425

 

Investments in and advances to unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

63,560

 

 

 

68,620

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

179,519

 

 

 

259,858

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

5,680

 

 

 

130,401

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

 

46,225

 

 

 

61,489

 

Total assets

 

$

2,612,578

 

 

$

3,450,368

 

Liabilities, Redeemable Common Stock, and Shareholder’s Equity (Deficit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable (including $87,914 and $85,869 Accounts payable of consolidated joint ventures)

 

$

226,345

 

 

$

216,613

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including $73,209 and $74,857 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities of consolidated joint ventures)

 

 

559,700

 

 

 

639,863

 

Contract liabilities (including $38,706 and $32,638 Contract liabilities of consolidated joint ventures)

 

 

208,576

 

 

 

230,681

 

Short-term lease liabilities, operating leases

 

 

 

 

 

49,994

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

11,540

 

 

 

7,231

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

1,006,161

 

 

 

1,144,382

 

Long-term employee incentives

 

 

41,913

 

 

 

56,928

 

Deferred gain resulting from sale-leaseback transactions

 

 

46,004

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

429,164

 

 

 

249,353

 

Long-term lease liabilities, operating leases

 

 

 

 

 

203,624

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

6,240

 

 

 

9,621

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

127,863

 

 

 

125,704

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,657,345

 

 

 

1,789,612

 

Contingencies (Note 15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable common stock held by Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), $1 par value; 78,172,809 and 0 shares outstanding, recorded at redemption value

 

 

1,876,309

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $1 par value;  authorized 1,000,000,000 shares; 125,097,684 and 146,440,701 shares issued; 0 and 21,772,888; 0 and 78,896,806 shares and ESOP shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

146,441

 

Treasury stock, 46,918,140 and 45,771,008 shares at cost

 

 

(957,025

)

 

 

(934,240

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

 

 

2,649,975

 

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

 

 

12,445

 

 

 

(218,025

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

(22,957

)

 

 

(14,261

)

Total Parsons Corporation shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

 

(967,537

)

 

 

1,629,890

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

46,461

 

 

 

30,866

 

Total shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

 

(921,076

)

 

 

1,660,756

 

Total liabilities, redeemable common stock and shareholders' equity (deficit)

 

$

2,612,578

 

 

$

3,450,368

 


8

 

 

 

 


 

PARSONS CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Years Ended December 29, 2017, December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019

(in thousands)

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income including noncontrolling interests

 

$

111,537

 

 

$

239,436

 

 

$

137,128

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

35,198

 

 

 

69,869

 

 

 

125,700

 

Amortization of deferred gain

 

 

(7,283

)

 

 

(7,253

)

 

 

 

Amortization of debt issue costs

 

 

504

 

 

 

721

 

 

 

973

 

Gain associated with claim on long-term contract

 

 

 

 

 

(129,674

)

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

1,184

 

 

 

780

 

 

 

1,042

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

 

12,530

 

 

 

5,255

 

 

 

290

 

Deferred taxes

 

 

5,403

 

 

 

(1,422

)

 

 

(123,338

)

Foreign currency transaction gains and losses

 

 

(5,121

)

 

 

5,224

 

 

 

4,472

 

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

(40,086

)

 

 

(36,915

)

 

 

(41,721

)

Return on investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

33,377

 

 

 

35,192

 

 

 

51,077

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,272

 

Contributions of treasury stock

 

 

40,553

 

 

 

45,161

 

 

 

53,644

 

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and newly consolidated joint

   ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(2,958

)

 

 

461,304

 

 

 

(30,206

)

Contract assets

 

 

 

 

 

(480,090

)

 

 

(49,999

)

Prepaid expenses and current assets

 

 

(10,850

)

 

 

(23,668

)

 

 

(22,110

)

Accounts payable

 

 

27,334

 

 

 

5,566

 

 

 

(17,123

)

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

26,153

 

 

 

30,367

 

 

 

78,366

 

Billings in excess of costs

 

 

7,900

 

 

 

(150,873

)

 

 

 

Contract liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

205,047

 

 

 

20,146

 

Provision for contract losses

 

 

19,431

 

 

 

(13,795

)

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

 

2,518

 

 

 

3,911

 

 

 

(5,421

)

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

7,705

 

 

 

20,491

 

 

 

29,048

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

265,029

 

 

 

284,634

 

 

 

220,240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(27,939

)

 

 

(29,283

)

 

 

(67,597

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

2,250

 

 

 

439

 

 

 

3,789

 

Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

(25,737

)

 

 

(481,163

)

 

 

(494,826

)

Investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

(3,502

)

 

 

(4,720

)

 

 

(24,579

)

Return of investments in unconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

1,967

 

 

 

11,432

 

 

 

12,410

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(52,961

)

 

 

(503,295

)

 

 

(570,803

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

260,000

 

 

 

597,200

 

Repayments of borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

(80,000

)

 

 

(777,200

)

Payments for debt costs and credit agreement

 

 

(1,949

)

 

 

(545

)

 

 

(286

)

Contributions by noncontrolling interests

 

 

7,481

 

 

 

20,656

 

 

 

10,093

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(51,366

)

 

 

(18,886

)

 

 

(42,285

)

Purchase of treasury stock

 

 

(111,403

)

 

 

(125,814

)

 

 

(6,272

)

IPO proceeds, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

536,879

 

Dividend paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(52,093

)

Deferred payments for acquisitions

 

 

(2,934

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

 

(160,171

)

 

 

55,411

 

 

 

266,036

 

Effect of exchange rate changes

 

 

1,235

 

 

 

(1,699

)

 

 

(1,294

)

Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

53,132

 

 

 

(164,949

)

 

 

(85,821

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of year

 

 

393,012

 

 

 

446,144

 

 

 

281,195

 

End of year

 

$

446,144

 

 

$

281,195

 

 

$

195,374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the year for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

12,905

 

 

$

16,805

 

 

$

23,254

 

Income taxes (net of refunds)

 

 

14,364

 

 

 

17,054

 

 

 

60,477

 

 

 

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Contract Awards (in thousands):

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Federal Solutions

 

$

1,806,533

 

 

$

2,514,545

 

Critical Infrastructure

 

 

2,677,967

 

 

 

1,722,556

 

Total Awards

 

$

4,484,500

 

 

$

4,237,101

 

 

 

Backlog (in thousands):

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Federal Solutions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded

 

$

964,626

 

 

$

1,153,041

 

Unfunded

 

 

3,523,376

 

 

 

3,882,289

 

Total Federal Solutions

 

 

4,488,002

 

 

 

5,035,330

 

Critical Infrastructure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded

 

 

3,483,000

 

 

 

2,954,955

 

Unfunded

 

 

-

 

 

 

40,800

 

Total Critical Infrastructure

 

 

3,483,000

 

 

 

2,995,755

 

Total Backlog

 

$

7,971,002

 

 

$

8,031,085

 

 

 

Book-To-Bill Ratio:

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Federal Solutions

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

1.3

 

Critical Infrastructure

 

 

1.3

 

 

 

0.8

 

Overall

 

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Information

The tables under "Parsons Corporation Inc. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures" present Adjusted Operating Income, Adjusted Operating Margin, Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (“EBITDA”), Adjusted EBITDA, EBITDA Margin, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, reconciled to their most directly comparable GAAP measure. These financial measures are calculated and presented on the basis of methodologies other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("Non-GAAP Measures"). Parsons has provided these Non-GAAP Measures to adjust for, among other things, the impact of amortization expenses related to our acquisitions of Williams Electric, Polaris Alpha and  OGSystems, initial public offering transaction-related expenses, costs associated with a loss or gain on the disposal or sale of property, plant and equipment, restructuring and related expenses, costs associated with mergers and acquisitions, software implementation costs, legal and settlement costs, and other costs considered to non-operational in nature . These items have been Adjusted because they are not considered core to the Company’s business or otherwise not considered operational or because these charges are non-cash or non-recurring. The Company presents these Non-GAAP Measures because management believes that they are meaningful to understanding Parsons’s performance during the periods presented and the Company’s ongoing business. Non-GAAP Measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and therefore are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled metrics or the financial results of other companies. These Non-GAAP Measures should be considered a supplement to, not a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

 


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PARSONS CORPORATION

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Net income attributable to Parsons Corporation

 

$

7,447

 

 

$

13,722

 

 

$

222,337

 

 

$

120,534

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

6,015

 

 

 

3,981

 

 

 

18,132

 

 

 

22,429

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

 

1,841

 

 

 

(2,823

)

 

 

20,367

 

 

 

(69,886

)

Depreciation and amortization (a)

 

 

23,213

 

 

 

33,008

 

 

 

69,869

 

 

 

125,700

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

6,783

 

 

 

8,582

 

 

 

17,099

 

 

 

16,594

 

Litigation-related gains (b)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(129,674

)

 

 

-

 

Amortization of deferred gain resulting from sale-leaseback transactions (c)

 

 

(1,813

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(7,253

)

 

 

-

 

Equity-based compensation (d)

 

 

3,289

 

 

 

20,240

 

 

 

16,487

 

 

 

65,744

 

Transaction-related costs (e)

 

 

5,431

 

 

 

7,392

 

 

 

12,942

 

 

 

34,353

 

Restructuring (f)

 

 

-

 

 

 

544

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,424

 

Other (g)

 

 

2,009

 

 

 

3,182

 

 

 

5,938

 

 

 

6,155

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

54,215

 

 

$

87,828

 

 

$

246,244

 

 

$

325,047

 

 

(a)

Depreciation and amortization for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 is $18.4 million and $51.0 million, respectively in the Federal Solutions Segment and $4.8 million and $18.8 million, respectively in the Critical Infrastructure Segment.  Depreciation and amortization for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 is $27.9 million and $103.0 million, respectively in the Federal Solutions Segment and $5.1 million and $22.7 million, respectively in the Critical Infrastructure Segment.  

(b)

Reversal of an accrued liability, with $55.1 million recorded to revenue and $74.6 million recorded to other income (“gain associated with claim on long-term contract”) in our results of operations, associated with a lawsuit against a joint venture in which the Company is the managing partner.  See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed on March 10, 2020 for a description of this matter, which was resolved in favor of the Company on June 13, 2018.

(c)

Reflects recognized deferred gains related to sales-leaseback transactions described in “Note 10—Sale-Leasebacks” in the notes to our consolidated financial statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed on March 10, 2020.

(d)

Reflects equity-based compensation costs primarily related to cash-settled awards.  See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed on March 10, 2020 for a further discussion of these awards.

(e)

Reflects costs incurred in connection with acquisitions, initial public offering, and other non-recurring transaction costs, primarily fees paid for professional services and employee retention.

(f)

Reflects costs associated with and related to our corporate restructuring initiatives.

(g)

Includes a combination of gain/loss related to sale of fixed assets, software implementation costs, and other individually insignificant items that are non-recurring in nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PARSONS CORPORATION

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Computation of Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

(in thousands)

 

Three months ended

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Federal Solutions Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parsons Corporation

 

$

20,934

 

 

$

42,442

 

 

$

121,986

 

 

$

169,100

 

Federal Solutions Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

95

 

 

 

121

 

 

 

309

 

 

 

442

 

Federal Solutions Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests

 

$

21,029

 

 

$

42,563

 

 

$

122,295

 

 

$

169,542

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Infrastructure Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parsons Corporation

 

 

26,555

 

 

 

36,674

 

 

 

106,851

 

 

 

138,851

 

Critical Infrastructure Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

6,631

 

 

 

8,591

 

 

 

17,098

 

 

 

16,654

 

Critical Infrastructure Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests

 

$

33,186

 

 

$

45,265

 

 

$

123,949

 

 

$

155,505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Adjusted EBITDA including noncontrolling interests

 

$

54,215

 

 

$

87,828

 

 

$

246,244