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Jacobs Engineering Group
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$64.80 142 $9,220
10-Q 2018-12-28 Quarter: 2018-12-28
10-K 2018-09-28 Annual: 2018-09-28
10-Q 2018-06-29 Quarter: 2018-06-29
10-Q 2018-03-30 Quarter: 2018-03-30
10-Q 2017-12-29 Quarter: 2017-12-29
10-K 2017-09-29 Annual: 2017-09-29
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-Q 2016-12-30 Quarter: 2016-12-30
10-K 2016-09-30 Annual: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-07-01 Quarter: 2016-07-01
10-Q 2016-04-01 Quarter: 2016-04-01
10-Q 2016-01-01 Quarter: 2016-01-01
8-K 2019-02-06 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-16 Shareholder Vote, Other Events
8-K 2018-11-30 Enter Agreement, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-20 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-10-21 Enter Agreement, Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-09-26 Officers
8-K 2018-08-06 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-11 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-02 Officers, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-12 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
8-K 2018-01-17 Officers, Shareholder Vote
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JEC 2018-12-28
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements.
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosure.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits.
EX-10.3 exhibit103psuawardeps2019.htm
EX-10.4 exhibit104psuawardroic2019.htm
EX-31.1 exhibit311q1fy2019.htm
EX-31.2 exhibit312q1fy2019.htm
EX-32.1 exhibit321q1fy2019.htm
EX-32.2 exhibit322q1fy2019.htm
EX-95 exhibit95minesafety.htm

Jacobs Engineering Group Earnings 2018-12-28

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10-Q 1 jecfy2019q110-q.htm 10-Q Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark one)
x
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended December 28, 2018
o
Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from              to             
Commission File Number 1-7463
JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
95-4081636
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
 
 
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas
75201
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

(214) 583 – 8500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check-mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days:     x Yes    o  No
Indicate by check-mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    x  Yes    o  No
Indicate by check-mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer
x
 
Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
o
 
Smaller reporting company
o
Emerging growth company
o
 
 
 
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. o
Indicate by check-mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    o  Yes   x  No
Number of shares of common stock outstanding at January 29, 2019: 139,516,853



JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 
 
 
Page No.
PART I
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
PART II
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 


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Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Financial Statements.
JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share information)
(Unaudited)
 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
886,707

 
$
772,220

Receivables and contract assets
2,681,908

 
2,513,934

Prepaid expenses and other
128,977

 
171,096

Current assets held for sale
1,201,270

 
1,099,334

Total current assets
4,898,862

 
4,556,584

Property, Equipment and Improvements, net
256,488

 
257,859

Other Noncurrent Assets:
 
 
 
Goodwill
4,771,086

 
4,795,856

Intangibles, net
552,030

 
572,952

Miscellaneous
785,884

 
760,854

Noncurrent assets held for sale
1,680,909

 
1,701,690

Total other noncurrent assets
7,789,909

 
7,831,352

 
$
12,945,259

 
$
12,645,795

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Notes payable
$
3,136

 
$
3,172

Accounts payable
895,434

 
776,189

Accrued liabilities
994,111

 
1,167,002

Contract liabilities
409,764

 
377,760

Current liabilities held for sale
792,279

 
821,570

Total current liabilities
3,094,724

 
3,145,693

Long-term Debt
2,668,993

 
2,144,167

Other Deferred Liabilities
1,201,786

 
1,260,977

Noncurrent liabilities held for sale
138,722

 
150,604

Commitments and Contingencies

 

Stockholders’ Equity:
 
 
 
Capital stock:
 
 
 
                Preferred stock, $1 par value, authorized - 1,000,000 shares; issued and
outstanding - none

 

                Common stock, $1 par value, authorized - 240,000,000 shares;
issued and outstanding—140,399,713 shares and 142,217,933
shares as of December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018, respectively
140,400

 
142,218

Additional paid-in capital
2,672,390

 
2,708,839

Retained earnings
3,796,864

 
3,809,991

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(856,552
)
 
(806,703
)
Total Jacobs stockholders’ equity
5,753,102

 
5,854,345

Noncontrolling interests
87,932

 
90,009

Total Group stockholders’ equity
5,841,034

 
5,944,354

 
$
12,945,259

 
$
12,645,795


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See the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – Unaudited.

Page 4


JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
For the Three Months Ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017
(In thousands, except per share information)
(Unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Revenues
$
3,083,788

 
$
1,783,999

Direct cost of contracts
(2,515,268
)
 
(1,441,905
)
Gross profit
568,520

 
342,094

Selling, general and administrative expenses
(455,390
)
 
(346,764
)
Operating Profit
113,130

 
(4,670
)
Other Income (Expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
2,104

 
3,834

Interest expense
(25,325
)
 
(7,092
)
Miscellaneous income (expense), net
2,282

 
1,225

Total other (expense) income, net
(20,939
)
 
(2,033
)
Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes
92,191

 
(6,703
)
Income Tax Expense for Continuing Operations
(22,758
)
 
(27,200
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations
69,433

 
(33,903
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations
60,158

 
36,464

Net Earnings of the Group
129,591

 
2,561

Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations
(4,539
)
 
(331
)
Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations
64,894

 
(34,234
)
Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Discontinued Operations
(756
)
 
(67
)
Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Discontinued Operations
59,402

 
36,397

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs
$
124,296

 
$
2,163

Net Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
Basic Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share
$
0.45

 
$
(0.27
)
Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share
$
0.42

 
$
0.29

Basic Earnings Per Share
$
0.87

 
$
0.02

 
 
 
 
Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share
$
0.45

 
$
(0.27
)
Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share
$
0.41

 
$
0.29

Diluted Earnings Per Share
$
0.86

 
$
0.02

See the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements - Unaudited.

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JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
For the Three Months Ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Net Earnings of the Group
$
129,591

 
$
2,561

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(52,400
)
 
20,168

Gain (loss) on cash flow hedges
1,790

 
890

Change in pension and retiree medical plan liabilities
1,825

 
3,596

Other comprehensive income (loss) before taxes
(48,785
)
 
24,654

Income Tax Expense:
 
 
 
Cash flow hedges
(543
)
 

Change in pension and retiree medical plan liabilities
(521
)
 
(125
)
Income Tax (Expense) Benefit:
(1,064
)
 
(125
)
Net other comprehensive income (loss)
(49,849
)
 
24,529

Net Comprehensive Income (Loss) of the Group
79,742

 
27,090

Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
(5,295
)
 
(398
)
Net Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Jacobs
$
74,447

 
$
26,692

See the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements - Unaudited.

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JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
For the Three Months Ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-in Capital
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Total Jacobs Stockholders’ Equity
 
Noncontrolling Interests
 
Total Group Stockholders’ Equity
Balances at September 29, 2017
$
120,386

 
$
1,239,782

 
$
3,721,698

 
$
(653,514
)
 
$
4,428,352

 
$
58,999

 
$
4,487,351

Net earnings

 

 
2,163

 

 
2,163

 
398

 
2,561

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 
20,168

 
20,168

 

 
20,168

Pension and retiree medical plan liability, net of deferred taxes of $125

 

 

 
3,471

 
3,471

 

 
3,471

Gain on derivatives, net of deferred taxes of $ -

 

 

 
890

 
890

 

 
890

Noncontrolling interest acquired /
   consolidated

 

 

 

 

 
41,360

 
41,360

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 
7,705

 

 
7,705

 
(8,121
)
 
(416
)
Stock based compensation

 
26,473

 
(1,854
)
 

 
24,619

 

 
24,619

Issuances of equity securities including shares withheld for taxes
21,171

 
1,361,757

 
(1,185
)
 

 
1,381,743

 

 
1,381,743

Balances at December 29, 2017
$
141,557

 
$
2,628,012

 
$
3,728,527

 
$
(628,985
)
 
$
5,869,111

 
$
92,636

 
$
5,961,747

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances at September 28, 2018
$
142,218

 
$
2,708,839

 
$
3,809,991

 
$
(806,703
)
 
$
5,854,345

 
$
90,009

 
$
5,944,354

Net earnings

 

 
124,296

 

 
124,296

 
5,295

 
129,591

Adoption of ASC 606, net of deferred taxes of ($10,285)

 

 
(37,209
)
 

 
(37,209
)
 

 
(37,209
)
Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 
(52,400
)
 
(52,400
)
 

 
(52,400
)
Pension and retiree medical plan liability, net of deferred taxes of $521

 

 

 
1,304

 
1,304

 

 
1,304

Gain on derivatives, net of deferred taxes of $543

 

 

 
1,247

 
1,247

 

 
1,247

Noncontrolling interest acquired /
   consolidated

 
(1,113
)
 

 

 
(1,113
)
 

 
(1,113
)
Dividends

 

 
(233
)
 

 
(233
)
 


 
(233
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 
(7,372
)
 
(7,372
)
Stock based compensation

 
15,588

 
6

 

 
15,594

 

 
15,594

Issuances of equity securities including shares withheld for taxes
506

 
(6,507
)
 
(4,929
)
 

 
(10,930
)
 

 
(10,930
)
Repurchases of equity securities
(2,324
)
 
(44,417
)
 
(95,058
)
 

 
(141,799
)
 

 
(141,799
)
Balances at December 28, 2018
$
140,400

 
$
2,672,390

 
$
3,796,864

 
$
(856,552
)
 
$
5,753,102

 
$
87,932

 
$
5,841,034


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JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Three Months Ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net earnings attributable to the Group
$
129,591

 
$
2,561

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash flows provided by operations:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization:
 
 
 
Property, equipment and improvements
20,321

 
24,832

Intangible assets
19,285

 
14,695

(Gain) Loss on disposal of businesses and investments

 
(226
)
Stock based compensation
15,594

 
24,619

Equity in earnings of operating ventures, net
(3,141
)
 
(3,631
)
(Gain) Losses on disposals of assets, net
511

 
(20
)
Loss (Gain) on pension and retiree medical plan changes
(2,172
)
 
3,819

Deferred income taxes
(26,080
)
 
(11,951
)
Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of businesses acquired:
 
 
 
Receivables and contract assets
(299,061
)
 
15,749

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
39,198

 
(1,550
)
Accounts payable
18,891

 
(38,875
)
Accrued liabilities
(169,948
)
 
(110,140
)
Contract liabilities
119,641

 
71,587

Other deferred liabilities
(80,439
)
 
5,997

      Other, net
(6,892
)
 
49,420

           Net cash (used for) provided by operating activities
(224,701
)
 
46,886

Cash Flows Used for Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Additions to property and equipment
(20,721
)
 
(22,450
)
Disposals of property and equipment
205

 
104

Distributions of capital from (contributions to) equity investees
(966
)
 
(607
)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

 
(1,365,809
)
Purchases of noncontrolling interests
(1,113
)
 

           Net cash used for investing activities
(22,595
)
 
(1,388,762
)
Cash Flows Provided by Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from long-term borrowings
851,156

 
2,733,475

Repayments of long-term borrowings
(323,842
)
 
(1,090,329
)
Proceeds from short-term borrowings

 
721

Repayments of short-term borrowings
(257
)
 
(721
)
Proceeds from issuances of common stock
7,582

 
14,454

Common stock repurchases
(141,799
)
 

Taxes paid on vested restricted stock
(18,512
)
 
(13,780
)
Cash dividends, including to noncontrolling interests
(28,603
)
 
(18,143
)
           Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
345,725

 
1,625,677

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes
22,115

 
1,887


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Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
120,544

 
285,688

Cash and Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period
793,358

 
774,151

Cash and Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period
913,902

 
1,059,839

Less Cash and Cash Equivalents included in Assets held for Sale
(27,195
)
 
(30,615
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents of Continuing Operations at the End of the Period
$
886,707

 
$
1,029,224

See the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements – Unaudited.


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JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – UNAUDITED
December 28, 2018
1.
Basis of Presentation
Unless the context otherwise requires:
References herein to “Jacobs” are to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and its predecessors;
References herein to the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” are to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries; and
References herein to the “Group” are to the combined economic interests and activities of the Company and the persons and entities holding noncontrolling interests in our consolidated subsidiaries.
The accompanying consolidated financial statements and financial information included herein have been prepared pursuant to the interim period reporting requirements of Form 10-Q. Consequently, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted. Readers of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should also read our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2018 (“2018 Form 10-K”).
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of our consolidated financial statements at December 28, 2018, and for the three months ended December 28, 2018.
Our interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year.
Effective the beginning of fiscal first quarter 2019, the Company adopted ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, including the subsequent ASUs that amended and clarified the related guidance. The Company adopted ASC Topic 606 using the modified retrospective method, and accordingly the new guidance was applied retrospectively to contracts that were not completed or substantially completed as of September 29, 2018 (the date of initial application). See Note 13 - Revenue Accounting for Contracts and Adoption of ASC Topic 606 to the consolidated financial statements.
On October 21, 2018, the Company and WorleyParsons Limited, a company incorporated in Australia (“Buyer”), entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Buyer agreed to acquire the Company’s ECR business for a purchase price of $3.3 billion consisting of (i) $2.6 billion in cash plus (ii) 58.2 million ordinary shares of the Buyer, subject to adjustments for changes in working capital and certain other items (the “Transaction”). The Transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of the Company and Buyer, is expected to close in the first half of calendar year 2019.
As a result of the Transaction and all facts, management has concluded that the disposal group, which includes our entire ECR business, met the criteria to be held for sale beginning in the current fiscal quarter. Furthermore, we determined that the assets held for sale qualify for discontinued operations reporting under U.S. GAAP. Consequently, the financial results of the ECR business are reflected in our unaudited consolidated statements of earnings as discontinued operations for all periods presented. Furthermore, current and non-current assets and liabilities of the disposal group are reflected in the unaudited consolidated balance sheets for both periods presented. For further discussion see Note 7 - Discontinued Operations - Sale of Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") Business to the consolidated financial statements.
On December 15, 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. (CH2M), an international provider of engineering, construction, and technical services, by acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of CH2M common stock and preferred stock. The Company paid total consideration of approximately $1.8 billion in cash (excluding $315.2 million of cash acquired) and issued approximately $1.4 billion of Jacobs’ common stock, or 20.7 million shares, to the former stockholders and certain equity award holders of CH2M. In connection with the acquisition, the Company also assumed CH2M’s revolving credit facility and second lien notes, including a $20.0 million prepayment penalty, which totaled approximately $700 million of long-term debt. Immediately following the effective time of the acquisition, the Company repaid CH2M’s revolving credit facility and second lien notes including the related prepayment penalty. The Company has finalized its purchase accounting processes associated with the acquisition, which is summarized in Note 5- Business Combinations.


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JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

2.
Use of Estimates and Assumptions
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to employ estimates and make assumptions that affect the reported amounts of certain assets and liabilities, the revenues and expenses reported for the periods covered by the accompanying consolidated financial statements, and certain amounts disclosed in these Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Although such estimates and assumptions are based on management’s most recent assessment of the underlying facts and circumstances utilizing the most current information available and past experience, actual results could differ significantly from those estimates and assumptions. Our estimates, judgments, and assumptions are evaluated periodically and adjusted accordingly. Please refer to Note 2- Significant Accounting Policies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our 2018 Form 10-K for a discussion of the significant estimates and assumptions affecting our consolidated financial statements. See also Note 13- Revenue Accounting for Contracts and Adoption of ASC 606 for a discussion of our updated policies related to revenue recognition.
3.
Fair Value and Fair Value Measurements
Certain amounts included in the accompanying consolidated financial statements are presented at “fair value.” Fair value is defined as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the date fair value is determined (the “measurement date”). When determining fair value, we consider the principal or most advantageous market in which we would transact, and we consider only those assumptions we believe a typical market participant would consider when pricing an asset or liability. In measuring fair value, we use the following inputs in the order of priority indicated:
Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 - Observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets included in Level 1, such as (i) quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; (ii) quoted prices in markets that have insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (e.g., less active markets); and (iii) model-driven valuations in which all significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated with, observable market data for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3 - Unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the fair value measurement.
Please refer to Note 2- Significant Accounting Policies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our 2018 Form 10-K for a more complete discussion of the various items within the consolidated financial statements measured at fair value and the methods used to determine fair value.
The net carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and payables, and notes payable approximate fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. See Note 12- Long-term Debt for a discussion of the fair value of long-term debt.
4.
New Accounting Pronouncements
Lease Accounting
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02 Leases. ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize assets and liabilities for most leases. ASU 2016-02 is effective for public entity financial statements for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. The new guidance currently requires a modified retrospective transition approach for leases that exist or are entered into after the beginning of the earliest comparative period in the financial statements. ASU 2016-02 was further clarified and amended within ASU 2017-13, ASU 2018-01, ASU 2018-10 and ASU 2018-11 which included provisions that would provide us with the option to adopt the provisions of the new guidance using a modified retrospective transition approach, without adjusting the comparative periods presented. The Company is evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements. This standard could have a significant administrative impact on its operations, and the Company will further assess the impact through its implementation program.
Other Pronouncements
In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall - Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. This ASU requires entities to measure equity investments that do not result in consolidation and are not accounted for under the equity method at fair value and to recognize any changes in fair value in

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net income unless the investments qualify for a practicability exception. The adoption of ASU 2016-01 did not have any impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows in the current quarter.
In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. ASU 2017-12 provides financial reporting improvements related to hedging relationships to better portray the economic results of an entity’s risk management activities in its financial statements. Additionally, ASU No. 2017-12 makes certain targeted improvements to simplify the application of the hedge accounting guidance. The revised guidance becomes effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 with early adoption permitted. The Company is evaluating the impact of the new guidance on its consolidated financial statements. It is not expected that the updated guidance will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2017-04, Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 with early adoption permitted. ASU 2017-04 removes the second step of the goodwill impairment test, which requires a hypothetical purchase price allocation. An entity will now recognize a goodwill impairment charge for the amount by which a reporting unit's carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. Management does not expect the adoption of ASU 2017-04 to have any impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
5.
Business Combinations
On December 15, 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., an international provider of engineering, construction, and technical services, by acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of CH2M common stock and preferred stock. The purpose of the acquisition was to further diversify the Company’s presence in the water, nuclear and environmental remediation sectors and to further the Company’s profitable growth strategy. The Company paid total consideration of approximately $1.8 billion in cash (excluding $315.2 million of cash acquired) and issued approximately $1.4 billion of Jacobs’ common stock, or 20.7 million shares, to the former stockholders and certain equity award holders of CH2M. In connection with the acquisition, the Company also assumed CH2M’s revolving credit facility and second lien notes, including a $20.0 million prepayment penalty, which totaled approximately $700 million of long-term debt. Immediately following the effective time of the acquisition, the Company repaid CH2M’s revolving credit facility and second lien notes including the related prepayment penalty.

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The following summarizes the fair values of CH2M assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date (in millions):
Assets
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
315.2

Receivables
1,120.6

Prepaid expenses and other
72.7

Property, equipment and improvements, net
175.1

Goodwill
3,101.0

Identifiable intangible assets:
 
Customer relationships, contracts and backlog
412.3

Lease intangible assets
4.4

Total identifiable intangible assets
416.7

Miscellaneous
543.6

Total Assets
$
5,744.9

 
 
Liabilities
 
Notes payable
$
2.2

Accounts payable
309.6

Accrued liabilities
735.7

Billings in excess of costs
260.8

Identifiable intangible liabilities:
 
Lease intangible liabilities
9.6

Long-term debt
706.0

Other deferred liabilities
659.0

Total Liabilities
2,682.9

Noncontrolling interests
(37.3
)
Net assets acquired
$
3,024.7

Goodwill recognized results from a substantial assembled workforce, which does not qualify for separate recognition, as well as expected future synergies from combining operations. None of the goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The Company has completed its final assessment of the fair values of the acquired assets and liabilities of CH2M. Accrued liabilities and other deferred liabilities include approximately $404.7 million for estimates related to various legal and other pre-acquisition contingent liabilities accounted for under ASC 450. See Note 18- Commitments and Contingencies relating to CH2M contingencies.
Since the initial preliminary estimates reported in the first quarter of 2018, the Company has updated certain amounts reflected in the final purchase price allocation, as summarized in the fair values of CH2M assets acquired and liabilities assumed as set forth above. Specifically, the carrying amount of the intangible assets discussed above were decreased by $186.2 million as a result of valuation adjustments. Additionally, the carrying amount of property, equipment and improvements, net decreased by $50.5 million to reflect its fair value, receivables decreased $81.3 million and accrued liabilities and other deferred liabilities increased $352.9 million, respectively, primarily related to provisional estimates related to various legal and other pre-acquisition contingent liabilities. Further, miscellaneous long-term assets increased $266.2 million largely due to the deferred tax impact of these valuation adjustments. As a result of these adjustments to the initial preliminary purchase price allocation, goodwill has increased $402.2 million. Measurement period adjustments are recognized in the reporting period in which the adjustments are determined and calculated as if the accounting had been completed at the acquisition date.
Customer relationships, contracts and backlog intangibles represent the fair value of existing contracts, the underlying customer relationships and backlog of consolidated subsidiaries and have lives ranging from 9 to 11 years (weighted average life of approximately 10 years). Other intangible assets and liabilities primarily consist of the fair value of office leases and have a weighted average life of approximately 10 years.

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Fair value measurements relating to the CH2M acquisition are made primarily using Level 3 inputs including discounted cash flow techniques. Fair value is estimated using inputs primarily from the income approach, which include the use of both the multiple period excess earnings method and the relief from royalties method. The significant assumptions used in estimating fair value include (i) the estimated life the asset will contribute to cash flows, such as attrition rate of customers or remaining contractual terms, (ii) profitability and (iii) the estimated discount rate that reflects the level of risk associated with receiving future cash flows. The estimated fair value of land has been determined using the market approach, which arrives at an indication of value by comparing the site being valued to sites that have been recently acquired in arm’s-length transactions. Buildings and land improvements are valued using the cost approach using a direct cost model built on estimates of replacement cost. Other personal property assets such as furniture, fixtures and equipment are valued using the cost approach which is based on replacement or reproduction costs of the asset less depreciation.
From the acquisition date of December 15, 2017 through December 29, 2017, CH2M contributed approximately $131.0 million in revenue and $15.7 million in net earnings included in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Earnings. Included in these results were approximately $30.0 million in pre-tax restructuring and transaction costs.
Transaction costs associated with the CH2M acquisition in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three months ended December 29, 2017 are comprised of the following (in millions): 
 
Three Months Ended December 29, 2017
Personnel costs
$
41.2

Professional services and other expenses
26.7

Total
$
67.9

Personnel costs above include change of control payments and related severance costs.
The following presents summarized unaudited pro forma operating results of Jacobs assuming that the Company had acquired CH2M at October 1, 2016. These pro forma operating results are presented for illustrative purposes only and are not indicative of the operating results that would have been achieved had the related events occurred (in millions, except per share data):
 
 
 
Three Months Ended December 29, 2017
Revenues
$
3,778.6

Net earnings of the Group
$
33.6

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Jacobs
$
31.1

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Jacobs per share:

Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.22

Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
0.21

Included in the table above are the unaudited pro forma operating results of the entire Company, including both continuing and discontinued operations. Additionally, charges relating to transaction expenses, severance expense and other items that are removed from the three months ended December 29, 2017 and are reflected in the prior fiscal year due to the assumed timing of the transaction. Also, income tax expense (benefit) for both continuing and discontinued operations for the three-month pro forma period ended December 29, 2017 was $70.5 million.
6.
Goodwill and Intangibles
As a result of the refinement of the segment realignment this quarter (See Note 8- Segment Information), a portion of the historical carrying value of goodwill for the former Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear segment was allocated to the Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities segment on a relative fair value basis to reflect the movement of the Global Environmental Solutions ("GES") business between segments. Additionally, because of the pending sale of the Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") line of business (see Note 7- Discontinued Operations - Sale of Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") Business) which is now reflected as discontinued operations, the goodwill balance associated with ECR has been reclassified to noncurrent assets held for sale on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The carrying value of goodwill associated with continuing

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operations and appearing in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 was as follows (in millions):
 
Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear
 
Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced
Facilities
 
Total
Balance September 28, 2018
$
1,581

 
$
3,215

 
$
4,796

Post-Acquisition Adjustments
(10
)
 
(4
)
 
(14
)
Foreign Exchange Impact
(4
)
 
(7
)
 
(11
)
Balance December 28, 2018
$
1,567

 
$
3,204

 
$
4,771

The following table provides certain information related to the Company’s acquired intangibles in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 (in thousands):
 
Customer Relationships, Contracts and Backlog
 
Trade Names
 
Lease
Intangible
Assets
 
Other
 
Total
Balances September 28, 2018
$
568,261

 
$
2,102

 
$
2,527

 
$
62

 
$
572,952

Amortization
(18,078
)
 
(444
)
 
(136
)
 
(13
)
 
(18,671
)
Disposal

 

 

 
100

 
100

Foreign currency translation
(2,375
)
 
24

 

 

 
(2,351
)
Balances December 28, 2018
$
547,808

 
$
1,682

 
$
2,391

 
$
149

 
$
552,030

In addition, we acquired $9.6 million in lease intangible liabilities in connection with the CH2M acquisition, of which $8.4 million remain unamortized at December 28, 2018.
The following table presents estimated amortization expense of intangible assets for the remainder of fiscal 2019 and for the succeeding years.
Fiscal Year
 
(in millions)
2019
 
$
49.9

2020
 
70.0

2021
 
66.4

2022
 
65.3

2023
 
65.0

Thereafter
 
227.0

Total
 
$
543.6

7.
Discontinued Operations - Sale of Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") Business
On October 21, 2018, Jacobs and WorleyParsons Limited, a company incorporated in Australia, entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Buyer agreed to acquire the Company’s ECR business for a purchase price of $3.3 billion consisting of (i) $2.6 billion in cash plus (ii) 58.2 million ordinary shares of the Buyer, subject to adjustments for changes in working capital and certain other items. The Transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of the Company and Buyer, is expected to close in the first half of calendar2019. The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, (i) the absence of any law or order prohibiting the consummation of the Transaction, (ii) the expiration or termination of the waiting period (and any extensions thereof) applicable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), (iii) the expiration or termination of all applicable waiting periods and the receipt of all applicable approvals required pursuant to or in connection with the competition laws of certain foreign jurisdictions in which the ECR business operates, (iv) the receipt of approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), (v) the completion of a certain number of agreed upon steps of the pre-closing restructuring activities  and (vi) the transfer

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of certain owned real property of the ECR business.  On November 2, 2018, Jacobs and the Buyer filed their Premerger Notification and Report Forms under the HSR Act with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.  On December 3, 2018, the required 30-day waiting period under the HSR Act expired.  In addition, the requisite waiting periods and approvals under the competition laws of the European Union and Canada have been satisfied. Jacobs and WorleyParsons Limited previously submitted a joint voluntary notice seeking CFIUS approval which was accepted for review beginning February 4, 2019. Additional regulatory approvals are required to be obtained as a condition to closing.
As a result of the Transaction and all relevant facts, the Company has concluded that the assets and liabilities to be sold in the Transaction (the "Disposal Group"), which includes our entire ECR business, met the criteria to be classified as held for sale beginning in the current fiscal quarter in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Furthermore, we determined that the assets held for sale should be reported as discontinued operations in accordance with ASC 210-05, Discontinued Operations because their disposal represents a strategic shift that will have a major effect on our operations and financial results. As such, the financial results of the ECR business are reflected in our unaudited Consolidated Statements of Earnings as discontinued operations for all periods presented. Furthermore, current and non-current assets and liabilities of the Disposal Group are reflected in the unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets for both periods presented.

The Company incurred approximately $6.3 million in related transaction costs (mainly professional service fees) for the ECR sale during the three months ended December 28, 2018.

Summarized Financial Information of Discontinued Operations

The following table represents earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax (in thousands):
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Revenues
$
1,164,707

 
$
966,312

Direct cost of contracts
(995,606
)
 
(826,502
)
Gross profit
169,101

 
139,810

Selling, general and administrative expenses
(91,010
)
 
(93,546
)
Operating Profit
78,091

 
46,264

Total other (expense) income, net
2,120

 
2,355

Earnings Before Taxes from Discontinued Operations
80,211

 
48,619

Income Tax Expense
(20,053
)
 
(12,155
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations
$
60,158

 
$
36,464

    
The following tables represent the assets and liabilities held for sale (in thousands):
 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Cash and cash equivalents
$
27,195

 
$
21,138

Receivables and contract assets
1,134,795

 
1,040,996

Prepaid expenses and other
39,280

 
37,200

Current assets held for sale
$
1,201,270

 
$
1,099,334


 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Property, Equipment and Improvements, net
$
198,520

 
$
199,847

Goodwill
1,290,723

 
1,308,000

Intangibles, net
81,834

 
83,005

Miscellaneous
109,832

 
110,838

Noncurrent assets held for sale
$
1,680,909

 
$
1,701,690



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December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Notes payable
$
1,537

 
$
1,782

Accounts payable
247,046

 
351,482

Accrued liabilities
303,933

 
321,627

Contract liabilities
239,763

 
146,679

Current liabilities held for sale
$
792,279

 
$
821,570


 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Long-term Debt
$
1,685

 
$
2,710

Other Deferred Liabilities
$
137,037

 
$
147,894

Noncurrent liabilities held for sale
$
138,722

 
$
150,604

    

    
The significant components included in our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the discontinued operations are as follows (in thousands):
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Depreciation and amortization:
 
 
 
Property, equipment and improvements
$
2,109.6

 
$
6,355.9

Intangible assets
613.8

 
3,251.3

Additions to property and equipment
(1,254.1
)
 
(7,621.0
)
Stock based compensation
3,615.0

 
2,364.5

8.     Segment Information
During the second quarter of fiscal 2018, we reorganized our operating and reporting structure around three lines of business (“LOBs”), which also serve as the Company’s operating segments. This reorganization occurred in conjunction with the integration of CH2M into the Company's legacy businesses, and is intended to better serve our global clients, leverage our workforce, help streamline operations and provide enhanced growth opportunities. Additionally, in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, we further refined our operating segment structure to move the GES business from the ATN segment to the BIAF segment to further align with the management and reporting structure of the business. The three global LOBs are as follows: Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear ("ATN"); Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities ("BIAF"); and Energy, Chemicals and Resources. Because the results from our ECR business formerly reported as a stand-alone segment are reflected in our unaudited consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations for all periods presented, they are not reflected in the separate segment disclosures below. For further information, refer to Note 7- Discontinued Operations - Sale of Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") Business.
The Company’s Chief Executive Officer is the Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) and can evaluate the performance of each of these segments and make appropriate resource allocations among each of the segments. For purposes of the Company’s goodwill impairment testing, it has been determined that the Company’s operating segments are also its reporting units based on management’s conclusion that the components comprising each of its operating segments share similar economic characteristics and meet the aggregation criteria for reporting units in accordance with ASC 350, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other.
Under this organization, the sales function is managed on an LOB basis, and accordingly, the associated cost is embedded in the segments and reported to the respective LOB presidents. In addition, a portion of the costs of other support functions (e.g., finance, legal, human resources, and information technology) is allocated to each LOB using methodologies which, we believe, effectively attribute the cost of these support functions to the revenue generating activities of the Company on a rational basis. The cost of the Company’s cash incentive plan, the Management Incentive Plan (“MIP”), and the expense associated with the Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 1999 Stock Incentive Plan (“1999 SIP”) have likewise been charged to the LOBs except for those amounts determined to relate to the business as a whole (which amounts remain in other corporate expenses).
Financial information for each LOB is reviewed by the CODM to assess performance and make decisions regarding the allocation of resources. The Company generally does not track assets by LOB, nor does it provide such information to the CODM.

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The CODM evaluates the operating performance of our LOBs using segment operating profit, which is defined as margin less “corporate charges” (e.g., the allocated amounts described above). The Company incurs certain Selling, General and Administrative costs (“SG&A”) that relate to its business as a whole which are not allocated to the LOBs.
The following tables present total revenues and segment operating profit for each reportable segment (in thousands) and includes a reconciliation of segment operating profit to total U.S. GAAP operating profit by including certain corporate-level expenses, Restructuring and other charges and CH2M transaction and integration costs (in thousands). Prior period information has been recast to reflect the current period presentation.
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Revenues from External Customers:
 
 
 
Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear
$
1,035,028

 
$
710,875

Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities
2,048,760

 
1,073,124

              Total
$
3,083,788

 
$
1,783,999

 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Segment Operating Profit:
 
 
 
Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear
$
72,152

 
$
61,066

Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities
159,459

 
66,861

Total Segment Operating Profit
231,611

 
127,927

Other Corporate Expenses
(71,247
)
 
(49,229
)
Restructuring and Other Charges from Continuing Operations
(47,234
)
 
(15,727
)
Transaction Costs

 
(67,641
)
Total U.S. GAAP Operating Profit
113,130

 
(4,670
)
Total Other (Expense) Income, net (1)
(20,939
)
 
(2,033
)
Earnings Before Taxes from Continuing Operations
$
92,191

 
$
(6,703
)
(1)
Includes the reversal of the gain on the partial settlement of the CH2M retiree medical plans of $2.2 million for the three-month period ended December 28, 2018 and the amortization of deferred financing fees related to the CH2M acquisition of $0.5 million and $0.3 million for the three-month periods ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017.
Included in “other corporate expenses” in the above table are costs and expenses which relate to general corporate activities as well as corporate-managed benefit and insurance programs. Such costs and expenses include: (i) those elements of SG&A expenses relating to the business as a whole; (ii) those elements of the Management Incentive Plan and the 1999 SIP relating to corporate personnel whose other compensation costs are not allocated to the LOBs; (iii) the amortization of intangible assets acquired as part of purchased business combinations; (iv) the quarterly variances between the Company’s actual costs of certain of its self-insured integrated risk and employee benefit programs and amounts charged to the LOBs; and (v) certain adjustments relating to costs associated with the Company’s international defined benefit pension plans. In addition, other corporate expenses may also include from time to time certain adjustments to contract margins (both positive and negative) associated with projects where it has been determined, in the opinion of management, that such adjustments are not indicative of the performance of the related LOB.
We provide a broad range of technical, professional, and construction services including engineering, design, and architectural services; construction and construction management services; operations and maintenance services; and process, scientific, and systems consulting services. We provide our services through offices and subsidiaries located primarily in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa, and Asia. We provide our services under cost-reimbursable and fixed-price contracts.

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9.    Receivables and contract assets
The following table presents the components of receivables appearing in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018, as well as certain other related information (in thousands):
 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Components of receivables and contract assets:
 
 
 
Amounts billed, net
$
1,342,846

 
$
1,107,250

Unbilled receivables and other
1,294,135

 
1,393,245

Contract assets
44,927

 
13,439

Total receivables and contract assets, net
$
2,681,908

 
$
2,513,934

Other information about receivables:
 
 
 
Amounts due from the United States federal
government, included above, net of advanced
billings
$
557,532

 
$
472,846

Claims receivable
$
2,500

 
$

Amounts billed, net consist of amounts invoiced to clients in accordance with the terms of our client contracts and are shown net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. We anticipate that substantially all of such billed amounts will be collected over the next twelve months.
Unbilled receivables and other, which represent an unconditional right to payment subject only to the passage of time, are reclassified to amounts billed when they are billed under the terms of the contract. Previously, receivables related to contractual milestones or achievement of performance-based targets were included in unbilled receivables. These are now included in contract assets. We anticipate that substantially all of such unbilled amounts will be billed and collected over the next twelve months.
Contract assets represent unbilled amounts where the right to payment is subject to more than merely the passage of time and includes performance-based incentives and services provided ahead of agreed contractual milestones. Contract assets are transferred to amounts billed when the right to consideration becomes unconditional. The increase in contract assets was a result of normal business activity and not materially impacted by any other factors.
10.
Joint Ventures and VIEs
As is common to the industry, we execute certain contracts jointly with third parties through various forms of joint ventures. Although the joint ventures own and hold the contracts with the clients, the services required by the contracts are typically performed by us and our joint venture partners, or by other subcontractors under subcontracting agreements with the joint ventures. Many of these joint ventures are formed for a specific project. The assets of our joint ventures generally consist almost entirely of cash and receivables (representing amounts due from clients), and the liabilities of our joint ventures generally consist almost entirely of amounts due to the joint venture partners (for services provided by the partners to the joint ventures under their individual subcontracts) and other subcontractors. Many of the joint ventures are deemed to be variable interest entities (“VIE”) because they lack sufficient equity to finance the activities of the joint venture.
For consolidated joint ventures, the entire amount of the services performed, and the costs associated with these services, including the services provided by the other joint venture partners, are included in the Company's result of operations. Likewise, the entire amount of each of the assets and liabilities are included in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. For the consolidated VIEs, the carrying value of assets and liabilities was $200.3 million and $123.6 million, respectively, as of December 28, 2018 and $162.3 million and $86.1 million, respectively as of September 28, 2018. There are no consolidated VIEs that have debt or credit facilities.
Unconsolidated joint ventures are accounted for under proportionate consolidation or the equity method. Proportionate consolidation is used for joint ventures that include unincorporated legal entities and activities of the joint venture are construction-related. For those joint ventures accounted for under proportionate consolidation, only the Company’s pro rata share of assets, liabilities, revenue, and costs are included in the Company’s balance sheet and results of operations. For the proportionate consolidated VIEs, the carrying value of assets and liabilities was $92.2 million and $88.0 million as of December 28, 2018, respectively and $85.2 million and $75.9 million as of September 28, 2018, respectively. For those joint ventures accounted for under

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the equity method, the Company's investment balances for the joint venture are included in Other Noncurrent Assets: Miscellaneous on the balance sheet and the Company’s pro rata share of net income is included in revenue. In limited cases, there are basis differences between the equity in the joint venture and Jacobs' investment created when Jacobs purchased its share of the joint venture. These basis differences are amortized based on an internal allocation to underlying net assets. As of December 28, 2018, the Company’s equity method investments exceeded its share of venture net assets by $74.2 million. Our investments in equity method joint ventures on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 was a net asset of $136.8 million and $148.4 million, respectively. During the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017, we recognized income from equity method joint ventures of $10.2 million and $8.2 million, respectively.
Accounts receivable from unconsolidated joint ventures accounted for under the equity method is $10.6 million and $11.1 million as of December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018, respectively.
11.    Restructuring and Other Charges
CH2M Restructuring Plan
During the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017, the Company implemented certain restructuring and pre-integration plans associated with the then pending acquisition of CH2M, which closed on December 15, 2017.  The restructuring activities and related costs under these plans were comprised mainly of severance and lease abandonment programs, while the pre-integration activities and costs were mainly related to the engagement of consulting services and internal personnel and other related costs dedicated to the Company’s acquisition integration management efforts. 
Following the closing of the CH2M acquisition, these activities have continued into fiscal 2019 and include restructuring activities amounting to approximately $8.2 million and $5.5 million in pre-tax charges during the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017, respectively. The integration activities for the same periods amounted to approximately $26.0 million and $13.8 million in pre-tax charges for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017, respectively. These activities are expected to continue through fiscal 2019. These activities are not expected to involve the exit of any service types or client end-markets.
2015 Restructuring Plan
During the second fiscal quarter of 2015, the Company began implementing a series of initiatives intended to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and better position itself to drive growth of the business in the future. We refer to these initiatives, in the aggregate, as the “2015 Restructuring”. These activities evolved and developed over time as management identified and evaluated opportunities for changes in the Company’s operations (and related areas of potential cost savings), as economic conditions changed and as the realignment of the Company’s operations into its then four global LOBs was implemented. Actions related to the 2015 Restructuring included involuntary terminations, the abandonment of certain leased offices, combining operational organizations, the colocation of employees into other existing offices, and the realignment of the Company's Europe, U.K. and Middle East regional operations. These activities did not involve the exit of any service types or client end-markets. The 2015 Restructuring was completed in fiscal 2017, although related cash payments continue to be made under the related accruals recorded in connection with these activities.
Collectively, the above-mentioned restructuring activities are referred to as “Restructuring and other charges.”
The following table summarizes the impacts of the Restructuring and other charges (or recoveries, which primarily relate to the reversals of lease abandonment accruals) by LOB in connection with the CH2M acquisition for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and the CH2M acquisition and the 2015 Restructuring for the three months ended December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear
$
449

 
$
312

Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities
11,224

 
2,891

Corporate
33,386

 
12,525

Continuing Operations
45,059

 
15,728

Energy, Chemicals and Resources (included in Discontinued Operations)
(5,658
)
 
3,621

Total
$
39,401

 
$
19,349


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The activity in the Company’s accrual for the Restructuring and other charges for the three-month period ended December 28, 2018 is as follows (in thousands):
Balance at September 28, 2018
$
175,476

Net Charges
39,401

Payments and Usage
(59,813
)
Balance at December 28, 2018
$
155,064


The balance at December 28, 2018 includes $33.2 million of ECR divestiture liabilities held for sale.
The following table summarizes the Restructuring and other charges by major type of costs in connection with the CH2M acquisition for the three months ended December 28, 2018, and the CH2M acquisition and the 2015 Restructuring for the three months ended December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Lease Abandonments
$
2,484

 
$
3,363

Involuntary Terminations
2,909

 
2,184

Outside Services
18,198

 
8,590

Other
15,810

 
5,212

Total
$
39,401

 
$
19,349

Cumulative amounts incurred to date under our various restructuring and other programs since fiscal 2015 by each major type of cost as of December 28, 2018 are as follows (in thousands):
Lease Abandonments
$
295,257

Involuntary Terminations
224,551

Outside Services
78,874

Other
112,063

Total
$
710,745

12.    Long-term Debt
At December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018, long-term debt consisted of the following (principal amounts in thousands):
 
Interest Rate
 
Maturity
 
December 28, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
Revolving Credit Facility
LIBOR + applicable margin (1)
 
February 2020
 
$
673,606

 
$
149,129

Term Loan Facility
LIBOR + applicable margin (2)
 
December 2020
 
1,500,000

 
1,500,000

Fixed-rate notes due:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Notes, Series A
4.27%
 
May 2025
 
190,000

 
190,000

Senior Notes, Series B
4.42%
 
May 2028
 
180,000

 
180,000

Senior Notes, Series C
4.52%
 
May 2030
 
130,000

 
130,000

Less: Deferred Financing Fees
 
 
 
 
(4,649
)
 
(4,998
)
Other
Varies
 
Varies
 
36

 
36

Total Long-term debt, net
 
 
 
 
$
2,668,993

 
$
2,144,167

(1)
Depending on the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined in the credit agreement governing the Revolving Credit Facility), borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility bear interest at either a eurocurrency rate plus a margin of between 1.0% and 1.5% or a base rate

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plus a margin of between 0% and 0.5%. The applicable LIBOR rates at December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 were approximately 1.38% to 3.79% and 1.38% to 3.47%, respectively.
(2)
Depending on the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined in the credit agreement governing the Term Loan Facility), borrowings under the Term Loan Facility bear interest at either a eurocurrency rate plus a margin of between 1.0% and 1.5% or a base rate plus a margin of between 0% and 0.5%. The applicable LIBOR rates at December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 were approximately 3.82% and 3.71%, respectively.
On February 7, 2014, Jacobs and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a $1.6 billion long-term unsecured, revolving credit facility (as amended, the “Revolving Credit Facility”) with a syndicate of large U.S. and international banks and financial institutions. The Revolving Credit Facility provides an accordion feature that allows the Company and the lenders to increase the facility amount to $2.1 billion. On November 30, 2018, the Company entered into a Third Amendment to the Revolving Credit Facility, which provides for, among other things, the designation as a permitted transaction of the disposition of all or any portion of the ECR business, including in a transaction with WorleyParsons Limited which is consistent in all material respects with the sale transaction announced by the Company on October 21, 2018 (the “ECR Disposition”), and the automatic release of certain designated borrowers party to the Revolving Credit Agreement in connection with the closing of the ECR Disposition (upon the concurrent repayment of any direct borrowings under the Revolving Credit Agreement by such designated borrowers).
The Revolving Credit Facility permits the Company to borrow under two separate tranches in U.S. dollars, certain specified foreign currencies, and any other currency that may be approved in accordance with the terms of the Revolving Credit Facility. The Revolving Credit Facility also provides for a financial letter of credit sub facility of $300.0 million, permits performance letters of credit, and provides for a $50.0 million sub facility for swing line loans. Letters of credit are subject to fees based on the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio. The Company pays a facility fee of between 0.10% and 0.25% per annum depending on the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio. Amounts outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility may be prepaid at the option of the Company without premium or penalty, subject to customary breakage fees in connection with the prepayment of euro currency loans. The Revolving Credit Facility contains affirmative, negative, and financial covenants customary for financings of this type including, among other things, limitations on certain other indebtedness, investments, liens, acquisitions, dispositions, fundamental changes and transactions with affiliates. In addition, the Revolving Credit Facility contains customary events of default. We were in compliance with the covenants under the Revolving Credit Facility at December 28, 2018.
On September 28, 2017, the Company entered into a $1.5 billion unsecured delayed-draw term loan facility (as amended, the “Term Loan Facility”) with a syndicate of financial institutions as lenders and letter of credit issuers. We incurred loans under the Term Loan Facility on December 15, 2017 in connection with the closing of the CH2M acquisition in order to pay cash consideration for the acquisition, and to pay fees and expenses related to the acquisition and the Term Loan Facility. Amounts outstanding under the Term Loan Facility may be prepaid at the option of the Company without premium or penalty, subject to customary breakage fees in connection with the prepayment of eurocurrency loans. On November 30, 2018, the Company entered into a First Amendment to the Term Loan Facility, which provides for, among other things, the amendment of certain provisions of the Term Loan Facility to permit the ECR Disposition. The Term Loan Facility contains affirmative, negative and financial covenants customary for financings of this type, including, among other things, limitations on certain other indebtedness, investments, liens, acquisitions, dispositions fundamental changes and transactions with affiliates. In addition, the Term Loan Facility contains customary events of default. We were in compliance with the covenants under the Term Loan Facility at December 28, 2018.
On March 12, 2018, Jacobs entered into a note purchase agreement (as amended, the "Note Purchase Agreement") with respect to the issuance and sale in a private placement transaction of $500.0 million in the aggregate principal amount of the Company’s senior notes in three series (collectively, the “Senior Notes”). The Note Purchase Agreement provides that if the Company's consolidated leverage ratio exceeds a certain amount, the interest on the Senior Notes may increase by 75 basis points. The Senior Notes may be prepaid at any time subject to a make-whole premium. The sale of the Senior Notes closed on May 15, 2018. The Company used the net proceeds from the offering of Senior Notes to repay certain existing indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes. The Note Purchase Agreement contains affirmative, negative and financial covenants customary for financings of this type, including, among other things, covenants to maintain a minimum consolidated net worth and maximum consolidated leverage ratio and limitations on certain other indebtedness, liens, mergers, dispositions and transactions with affiliates. In addition, the Note Purchase Agreement contains customary events of default. We were in compliance with the covenants under the Note Purchase Agreement at December 28, 2018.
In conjunction with the acquisition of CH2M, the Company assumed certain long-term financing that was incurred by CH2M prior to the acquisition. The total balance included in long-term debt assumed as of December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018 was $0.04 million and $0.04 million, which is primarily comprised of equipment financing, bearing interest rates ranging from 0.22% to 3.29% due in monthly installments through September 2021.

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We believe the carrying value of the Revolving Credit Facility, the Term Loan Facility and Other debt outstanding approximates fair value based on the interest rates and scheduled maturities applicable to the outstanding borrowings. The fair value of the Senior Notes is estimated to be $497.1 million at December 28, 2018, based on Level 2 inputs. The fair value is determined by discounting future cash flows using interest rates available for issuances with similar terms and average maturities.
The Company has issued $2.5 million in letters of credit under the Revolving Credit Facility, leaving $923.9 million of available borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility at December 28, 2018. In addition, the Company had issued $469.6 million under separate, committed and uncommitted letter-of-credit facilities for total issued letters of credit of $472.1 million at December 28, 2018.
13.    Revenue Accounting for Contracts and Adoption of ASC Topic 606
On September 29, 2018, the Company adopted ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, including the subsequent ASUs that amended and clarified the related guidance.
The Company adopted ASC Topic 606 using the modified retrospective method, and accordingly the new guidance was applied retrospectively to contracts that were not completed or substantially completed as of September 29, 2018 (the date of initial application). As a result, the Company has recorded a cumulative effect adjustment of $37.2 million which is net of $10.3 million of tax. As a result, the Company has recorded a cumulative effect adjustment, net of tax, to decrease retained earnings related to continuing operations by $21.2 million (net of tax) and retained earnings related to discontinued operations by $16.0 million (net of tax) as of September 29, 2018 as well as the following cumulative effect adjustments:
Continuing operations
An increase to Deferred Income Tax Assets included within miscellaneous assets of $5.4 million;
An increase to Contract liabilities of $15.2 million;
A decrease to Receivables of $11.4 million;
Discontinued operations
An increase to Current liabilities held for sale of $0.6 million
A decrease to Current assets held for sale of $15.4 million;
The decrease in retained earnings primarily resulted from a change in the manner in which the Company determines the performance obligations for its projects. Prior to the adoption of ASC 606, the Company typically segmented contracts that contained multiple services by service type - for instance, engineering, procurement and construction services - for purposes of revenue and margin recognition. Under ASC 606, multiple-service contracts where the Company is responsible for providing a single deliverable (e.g. a constructed asset) will be treated as a single performance obligation for purposes of revenue recognition and thus no longer will be segmented if the individual service types are not identified as distinct performance obligations under the contract. Typically, this will occur when the Company is contracted to perform both engineering and construction on a project.
The following table presents how the adoption of ASC Topic 606 affected certain line items in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings:

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Three Months Ended

December 28, 2018
(in thousands)
Recognition
Under Previous
Guidance
 
Impact of the
Adoption of
ASC Topic 606
 
Recognition
Under ASC
Topic 606
Revenues
$
3,077,464

 
$
6,324

 
$
3,083,788

Direct costs of contracts
(2,515,268
)
 

 
(2,515,268
)
Gross profit
562,196

 
6,324

 
568,520

Operating Profit
106,806

 
6,324

 
113,130

Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes
85,867

 
6,324

 
92,191

Income tax expense for Continuing Operations
(21,571
)
 
(1,187
)
 
(22,758
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations
64,296

 
5,137

 
69,433

Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations
58,987

 
1,171

 
60,158

Net Earnings of the Group
123,283

 
6,308

 
129,591

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations
59,757

 
5,137

 
64,894

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Discontinued Operations
58,231

 
1,171

 
59,402

Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs
$
117,988

 
$
6,308

 
$
124,296

The following table presents how the adoption of ASC Topic 606 affected certain line items in the Consolidated Balance Sheets:

December 28, 2018
(in thousands)
Recognition
Under Previous
Guidance
 
Impact of the
Adoption of
ASC Topic 606
 
Recognition
Under ASC
Topic 606
Receivables and contract assets (previously presented as Receivables)
$
2,679,417

 
$
2,491

 
$
2,681,908

Current assets held for sale
$
1,199,050

 
$
2,220

 
$
1,201,270

Miscellaneous noncurrent assets
$
787,071

 
$
(1,187
)
 
$
785,884

Contract Liabilities (previously presented as Billings in excess of costs)
$
413,597

 
$
(3,833
)
 
$
409,764

Current liabilities held for sale
$
787,954

 
$
4,325

 
$
792,279

Update to Major Accounting Policies
Upon adoption of ASC Topic 606, the Company revised its accounting policy on revenue recognition from the policy provided in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 2018. The revised accounting policy on revenue recognition is provided below for revenue recognized following the adoption of ASC Topic 606. For periods presented prior to September 29, 2018, our revenue recognition policies are summarized in the 2018 Form 10-K.
Engineering, Procurement & Construction Contracts and Service Contracts
The Company recognizes engineering, procurement, and construction contract revenue over time, as performance obligations are satisfied, due to the continuous transfer of control to the customer. Upon adoption of ASC Topic 606, contracts which include engineering, procurement and construction services are generally accounted for as a single deliverable (a single performance obligation) and are no longer segmented between types of services. In some instances, the Company’s services associated with a construction activity are limited only to specific tasks such as customer support, consulting or supervisory services. In these instances, the services are typically identified as separate performance obligations.
The Company recognizes revenue using the percentage-of-completion method, based primarily on contract costs incurred to date compared to total estimated contract costs. The percentage-of-completion method (an input method) is the most

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representative depiction of the Company’s performance because it directly measures the value of the services transferred to the customer. Subcontractor materials, labor and equipment and, in certain cases, customer-furnished materials and labor and equipment are included in revenue and cost of revenue when management believes that the company is acting as a principal rather than as an agent (e.g., the company integrates the materials, labor and equipment into the deliverables promised to the customer or is otherwise primarily responsible for fulfillment and acceptability of the materials, labor and/or equipment). The Company recognizes revenue, but not profit, on certain uninstalled materials that are not specifically produced, fabricated, or constructed for a project. Revenue on these uninstalled materials is recognized when control is transferred. Changes to total estimated contract cost or losses, if any, are recognized in the period in which they are determined as assessed at the contract level. Pre-contract costs are expensed as incurred unless they are expected to be recovered from the client. Project mobilization costs are generally charged to project costs as incurred when they are an integrated part of the performance obligation being transferred to the client. Under the typical payment terms of our engineering, procurement and construction contracts, amounts are billed as work progresses in accordance with agreed-upon contractual terms at periodic intervals (e.g., biweekly or monthly) and customer payments on are typically due within 30 to 60 days of billing, depending on the contract.
For service contracts, the Company recognizes revenue over time using the cost-to-cost percentage-of-completion method. Service contracts that include multiple performance obligations are segmented between types of services. For contracts with multiple performance obligations, the Company allocates the transaction price to each performance obligation using an estimate of the stand-alone selling price of each distinct service in the contract. Revenue recognized on service contracts that have not been billed to clients is classified as a current asset within receivables and contract assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Amounts billed to clients in excess of revenue recognized on service contracts to date are classified as a current liability under contract liabilities. In some instances where the Company is standing ready to provide services, the Company recognizes revenue ratably over the service period. Under the typical payment terms of our service contracts, amounts are billed as work progresses in accordance with agreed-upon contractual terms, and customer payments are typically due within 30 to 60 days of billing, depending on the contract.
Direct costs of contracts include all costs incurred in connection with and directly for the benefit of client contracts, including depreciation and amortization relating to assets used in providing the services required by the related projects. The level of direct costs of contracts may fluctuate between reporting periods due to a variety of factors, including the amount of pass-through costs we incur during a period. On those projects where we are acting as principal for subcontract labor or third-party materials and equipment, we reflect the amounts of such items in both revenues and costs (and we refer to such costs as “pass-through costs”).
Variable Consideration
The nature of the Company’s contracts gives rise to several types of variable consideration, including claims and unpriced change orders; awards and incentive fees; and liquidated damages and penalties. The Company recognizes revenue for variable consideration when it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur. The Company estimates the amount of revenue to be recognized on variable consideration using the expected value (i.e., the sum of a probability-weighted amount) or the most likely amount method, whichever is expected to better predict the amount. Factors considered in determining whether revenue associated with claims (including change orders in dispute and unapproved change orders in regard to both scope and price) should be recognized include the following: (a) the contract or other evidence provides a legal basis for the claim, (b) additional costs were caused by circumstances that were unforeseen at the contract date and not the result of deficiencies in the company’s performance, (c) claim-related costs are identifiable and considered reasonable in view of the work performed, and (d) evidence supporting the claim is objective and verifiable. If the requirements for recognizing revenue for claims or unapproved change orders are met, revenue is recorded only when the costs associated with the claims or unapproved change orders have been incurred and only up to the amount of cost incurred. Back charges to suppliers or subcontractors are recognized as a reduction of cost when it is determined that recovery of such cost is probable and the amounts can be reliably estimated. Disputed back charges are recognized when the same requirements described above for claims accounting have been satisfied.
The Company generally provides limited warranties for work performed under its engineering and construction contracts. The warranty periods typically extend for a limited duration following substantial completion of the Company’s work on the project. Historically, warranty claims have not resulted in material costs incurred for which the Company was not compensated for by the customer.
Practical Expedient
 If the Company has a right to consideration from a customer in an amount that corresponds directly with the value of the Company’s performance completed to date (a service contract in which the company bills a fixed amount for each hour of service provided), the Company recognizes revenue in the amount to which it has a right to invoice for services performed.

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The Company does not adjust the contract price for the effects of a significant financing component if the Company expects, at contract inception, that the period between when the Company transfers a service to a customer and when the customer pays for that service will be one year or less.
Disaggregation of Revenues
Our revenues are principally derived from contracts to provide a diverse range of technical, professional, and construction services to a large number of industrial, commercial, and governmental clients. Our contracts are with many different customers in numerous industries. Refer to Note 8- Segment Information for additional information on how we disaggregate our revenues by reportable segment, as well as a more complete description of our business.
The following table further disaggregates our revenue by geographic area for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Revenues:
 
 
 
     United States
$
2,182,304

 
$
1,118,833

     Europe
614,224

 
464,095

     Canada
50,488

 
6,904

     Asia
35,611

 
32,264

     India
12,639

 
9,647

     Australia and New Zealand
126,647

 
140,877

     South America and Mexico
2,649

 
1,773

     Middle East and Africa
59,226

 
9,606

Total
$
3,083,788

 
$
1,783,999

Contract Liabilities
Contract liabilities represent amounts billed to clients in excess of revenue recognized to date. Amounts classified as “Billings in excess of costs” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets of our 2018 Form 10-K have been renamed to “Contract liabilities” on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The increase in contract liabilities was a result of normal business activity and not materially impacted by any other factors. Revenue recognized for the three months ended December 28, 2018 that was included in the contract liability balance on September 28, 2018 was $225.2 million.
Remaining Performance Obligations     
The Company’s remaining performance obligations as of December 28, 2018 represent a measure of the total dollar value of work be performed on contracts awarded and in progress. The Company had approximately $12.4 billion in remaining performance obligations as of December 28, 2018. The Company expects to recognize 57% of our remaining performance obligations within the next twelve months and the remaining 43% thereafter.
Although remaining performance obligations reflect business that is considered to be firm, cancellations, scope adjustments, foreign currency exchange fluctuations or deferrals may occur that impact their volume or the expected timing of their recognition. Remaining performance obligations are adjusted to reflect any known project cancellations, revisions to project scope and cost, foreign currency exchange fluctuations and project deferrals, as appropriate.


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14.    Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans
The following table presents the components of net periodic benefit cost recognized in earnings during the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Component:
 
 
 
Service cost
$
2,489

 
$
2,281

Interest cost
15,142

 
15,424

Expected return on plan assets
(24,837
)
 
(25,073
)
Amortization of previously unrecognized items
2,400

 
2,290

Plan Amendment and settlement loss (gain)
1,363

 
3,819


$
(3,443
)
 
$
(1,259
)

As a result of the adoption of ASU 2017-07, Compensation- Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the service cost component of net periodic pension expense has been presented in the same line item as other compensation costs (direct cost of contracts and selling, general and administrative expenses) and the other components of net periodic pension expense have been reclassified from selling, general and administrative expense and direct cost of contracts and instead presented in miscellaneous income (expense), net on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017 in the amount of $4.0 million and $3.7 million, respectively.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company elected to discontinue the CH2M Hill Retiree Medical Plan and the OMI Retiree Medical Plan, effective December 31, 2018. Lump sum payments were made to certain participants in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, resulting in a partial plan settlement and related settlement gain of $2.2 million. In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, lump sum payments were made to remaining plan participants and the plans were fully settled, resulting in an additional $32.0 million in settlement gains which will be recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2019.
On January 1, 2019, the CH2M Hill Pension Plan and the CH2M Hill IDC Pension Plan merged into its Sverdrup Pension Plan. The newly combined plan is called the Jacobs Consolidated Pension Plan. In December 2017, the Company incurred a settlement loss of approximately $3.8 million related to its Sverdrup Pension Plan in the U.S.
Due to a recent ruling by the High Court in the United Kingdom regarding equalization between men and women of a tranche of pension (the Guaranteed Minimum Pension) accrued between 1990 and 1997, Jacobs measured the estimated impact of this ruling in its consolidated financial statements, resulting in an increase of approximately $38.2 million in the ASC 715 balance sheet liability in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, with an offset to other comprehensive income, net of tax.
The following table presents certain information regarding the Company’s cash contributions to our pension plans for fiscal 2018 (in thousands):
Cash contributions made during the first three months of fiscal 2019
$
7,818

Cash contributions projected for the remainder of fiscal 2019
30,026

Total
$
37,844



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15.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The following table presents the Company's roll forward of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) after-tax for the three months ended December 28, 2018 (in thousands):
 
Change in Pension Liabilities
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Gain/(Loss) on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Total
Balance at September 28, 2018
$
(309,867
)
 
$
(496,017
)
 
$
(819
)
 
$
(806,703
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
3,476

 
(52,400
)
 
834

 
(48,090
)
Reclassifications from other comprehensive income (loss)
(2,172
)
 

 
413

 
(1,759
)
Balance at December 28, 2018
$
(308,563
)
 
$
(548,417
)
 
$
428

 
$
(856,552
)
16.
Income Taxes
On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was enacted in the United States and significantly revised the U.S. corporate income tax laws. Given the significance of the legislation, the SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (SAB 118), which allows registrants to record provisional amounts during a one year “measurement period” like that used when accounting for business combinations. As of December 22, 2018, we have completed our accounting for the tax effects of the enactment of the Act. For the deferred tax balances, we remeasured the U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities based on the rates at which they are expected to reverse in the future, which is generally 21%. The Company’s revised remeasurement resulted in cumulative charges to income tax expense of $144.4 million for the measurement period. The Act calls for a one-time tax on deemed repatriation of foreign earnings. This one-time transition tax is based on our total post-1986 earnings and profits (E&P) of certain of our foreign subsidiaries. We have recorded $14.3 million in cumulative transition taxes during the measurement period, although the transition tax is expected to be offset by foreign tax credits in the future and resulting in no additional cash tax liability. In addition, the Company recorded $104.2 million in cumulative valuation expense charges during the measurement period with respect to certain foreign tax credit deferred tax assets as a result of the Tax Act and CH2M integration.
The Company’s effective tax rate from continuing operations increased to 24.7% for first quarter fiscal 2019, up significantly in comparison to the effective tax rate of (405.8)% from continuing operations for the corresponding period last year. This increase was due primarily to nonrecurring tax items included in first quarter fiscal 2018 income taxes associated with valuation charges of $53.0 million on foreign tax credits and a partially offsetting $24.0 million benefit from the remeasurement of deferred taxes in accordance with changes in tax rates from the Act. See Note 7- Discontinued Operations - Sale of Energy, Chemicals and Resources ("ECR") Business for further information on the Company's discontinued operations reporting for the sale of the ECR business.
The amount of income taxes the Company pays is subject to ongoing audits by tax jurisdictions around the world. In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to examination by tax authorities throughout the world, including such major jurisdictions as Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Our estimate of the potential outcome of any uncertain tax issue is subject to our assessment of the relevant risks, facts, and circumstances existing at the time. The Company believes that it has adequately provided for reasonably foreseeable outcomes related to these matters. However, future results may include favorable or unfavorable adjustments to our estimated tax liabilities in the period the assessments are made or resolved, which may impact our effective tax rate. It is reasonably possible that, during the next twelve months, we may realize a decrease in our uncertain tax positions of approximately $12.6 million as a result of concluding various tax audits and closing tax years.
 
17.
Earnings Per Share and Certain Related Information
Basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) are computed using the two-class method, which is an earnings allocation method that determines EPS for common shares and participating securities. The undistributed earnings are allocated between common shares and participating securities as if all earnings had been distributed during the period. Participating securities and common shares have equal rights to undistributed earnings. Net earnings used for the purpose of determining basic and diluted EPS is determined by taking net earnings, less earnings available to participating securities.
The following table reconciles the denominator used to compute basic EPS to the denominator used to compute diluted EPS for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017 (in thousands):

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Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Numerator for Basic and Diluted EPS:
 
 
 
Net earnings attributable to Jacobs from continuing operations
$
64,894

 
$
(34,234
)
Net earnings from continuing operations allocated to participating securities
(135
)
 
243

Net earnings from continuing operations allocated to common stock for EPS calculation
$
64,759

 
$
(33,991
)
 
 
 
 
Net earnings attributable to Jacobs from discontinued operations
$
59,402

 
$
36,397

Net earnings from discontinued operations allocated to participating securities
(124
)
 
(258
)
Net earnings from discontinued operations allocated to common stock for EPS calculation
$
59,278

 
$
36,139

 
 
 
 
Net earnings allocated to common stock for EPS calculation
$
124,037

 
$
2,148

 
 
 
 
Denominator for Basic and Diluted EPS:
 
 
 
Weighted average basic shares
142,451

 
125,008

Shares allocated to participating securities
(297
)
 
(886
)
Shares used for calculating basic EPS attributable to common stock
142,154

 
124,122

 
 
 
 
Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
Stock compensation plans
1,424

 
1,023

Shares used for calculating diluted EPS attributable to common stock
143,578

 
125,145

 
 
 
 
Net Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
Basic Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share
$
0.45

 
$
(0.27
)
Basic Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share
$
0.42

 
$
0.29

Basic EPS
$
0.87

 
$
0.02

Diluted Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Share
$
0.45

 
$
(0.27
)
Diluted Net Earnings from Discontinued Operations Per Share
$
0.41

 
$
0.29

Diluted EPS
$
0.86

 
$
0.02

Share Repurchases
On July 23, 2015, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500.0 million of the Company’s common stock, to expire on July 31, 2018. On July 19, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the continuation of this share repurchase program for an additional three years, to expire on July 31, 2021. The following table summarizes the activity under this program during fiscal 2019:
Amount Authorized
 
Average Price Per
Share (1)
 
Total Shares
Retired
 
Shares
Repurchased
$500,000,000
 
$60.95
 
2,324,161
 
2,324,161
(1)
Includes commissions paid and calculated at the average price per share.

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On January 17, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an additional share repurchase program of up to $1.0 billion of the Company’s common stock, to expire on January 16, 2022. No shares have been repurchased under this program.
Share repurchases may be executed through various means including, without limitation, accelerated share repurchases, open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions, purchases pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan or otherwise. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares. The authorization for the share repurchase program may be terminated, increased or decreased by the Company’s Board of Directors in its discretion at any time. The timing, amount and manner of share repurchases may depend upon market conditions and economic circumstances, availability of investment opportunities, the availability and costs of financing, currency fluctuations, the market price of the Company's common stock, other uses of capital and other factors.
Dividend Program
On January 17, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share of the Company’s common stock that will be paid on March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on the close of business on February 15, 2019. Future dividend declarations are subject to review and approval by the Company’s Board of Directors. Dividends paid during the first fiscal quarter of 2019 and the preceding fiscal year are as follows:  
Declaration Date
 
Record Date
 
Payment Date
 
Cash Amount (per share)
September 11, 2018
 
September 28, 2018
 
October 26, 2018
 
$0.15
July 19, 2018
 
August 3, 2018
 
August 31, 2018
 
$0.15
May 3, 2018
 
May 18, 2018
 
June 15, 2018
 
$0.15
January 18, 2018
 
February 16, 2018
 
March 16, 2018
 
$0.15
September 27, 2017
 
October 13, 2017
 
November 10, 2017
 
$0.15
18.
Commitments and Contingencies
In the normal course of business, we make contractual commitments some of which are supported by separate guarantees; and on occasion we are a party in a litigation or arbitration proceeding. The litigation or arbitration in which we are involved includes personal injury claims, professional liability claims and breach of contract claims. In most cases, we are the defendant. Where we provide a separate guarantee, it is strictly in support of the underlying contractual commitment. Guarantees take various forms including surety bonds required by law, or standby letters of credit ("LOC") (also referred to as “bank guarantees”) or corporate guarantees given to induce a party to enter into a contract with a subsidiary. Standby LOCs are also used as security for advance payments or in various other transactions. The guarantees have various expiration dates ranging from an arbitrary date to completion of our work (e.g., engineering only) to completion of the overall project.
At December 28, 2018 and September 28, 2018, the Company had issued and outstanding approximately $472.1 million and $446.6 million, respectively, in LOCs and $1.3 billion and $870.3 million, respectively, in surety bonds.
We maintain insurance coverage for most insurable aspects of our business and operations. Our insurance programs have varying coverage limits depending upon the type of insurance and include certain conditions and exclusions which insurance companies may raise in response to any claim that the Company brings. We have also elected to retain a portion of losses and liabilities that occur through using various deductibles, limits, and retentions under our insurance programs. As a result, we may be subject to a future liability for which we are only partially insured or completely uninsured. We intend to mitigate any such future liability by continuing to exercise prudent business judgment in negotiating the terms and conditions of the contracts which the Company enters with its clients. Our insurers are also subject to business risk and, as a result, one or more of them may be unable to fulfill their insurance obligations due to insolvency or otherwise.
Additionally, as a contractor providing services to the U.S. federal government we are subject to many types of audits, investigations, and claims by, or on behalf of, the government including with respect to contract performance, pricing, cost allocations, procurement practices, labor practices, and socioeconomic obligations. Furthermore, our income, franchise, and similar tax returns and filings are also subject to audit and investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, most states within the United States, as well as by various government agencies representing jurisdictions outside the United States.

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Our Consolidated Balance Sheets include amounts representing our probable estimated liability relating to such claims, guarantees, litigation, audits, and investigations. We perform an analysis to determine the level of reserves to establish for insurance-related claims that are known and have been asserted against us, as well as for insurance-related claims that are believed to have been incurred based on actuarial analysis but have not yet been reported to our claims administrators as of the respective balance sheet dates. We include any adjustments to such insurance reserves in our consolidated results of operations. Insurance recoveries are recorded as assets if recovery is probable and estimated liabilities are not reduced by expected insurance recoveries.
The Company believes, after consultation with counsel, that such guarantees, litigation, U.S. government contract-related audits, investigations and claims, and income tax audits and investigations should not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements.
On September 30, 2015, Nui Phao Mining Company Limited (“NPMC”) commenced arbitration proceedings against Jacobs E&C Australia Pty Limited (“Jacobs E&C”). The arbitration is pending in Singapore before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. In March 2011, Jacobs E&C was engaged by NPMC for the provision of management, design, engineering, and procurement services for the Nui Phao mine/mineral processing project in Vietnam. In the Notice of Arbitration and in a subsequently filed Statement of Claim and Supplementary Statement of Claim dated February 1, 2016 and February 26, 2016, respectively, NPMC asserts various causes of action and alleges that the quantum of its claim exceeds $167.0 million. Jacobs has denied liability and is vigorously defending this claim. A three-week hearing on the merits concluded on December 15, 2017 and a decision is expected in early 2019.  The Company does not expect the resolution of this matter to have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, results of operations and/or cash flows.
In 2012, CH2M HILL Australia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of CH2M, entered into a 50/50 integrated joint venture with Australian construction contractor UGL Infrastructure Pty Limited. The joint venture entered into a Consortium Agreement with General Electric and GE Electrical International Inc. The Consortium was awarded a subcontract by JKC Australia LNG Pty Limited for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a 360 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant for INPEX Operations Australia Pty Limited at Blaydin Point, Darwin, NT, Australia. In January 2017, the Consortium terminated the Subcontract because of JKC’s repudiatory breach and demobilized from the work site. JKC claimed the Consortium abandoned the work and itself purported to terminate the Subcontract. The Consortium and JKC are now in dispute over the termination. In August 2017, the Consortium filed an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration against JKC and is seeking compensatory damages in the amount of approximately $530.0 million for repudiatory breach or, in the alternative, seeking damages for unresolved contract claims and change orders. JKC has provided a preliminary estimate of the monetary value of its claims in the amount of approximately $1.7 billion and has drawn on bonds. This draw on bonds does not impact the Company's ultimate liability. A hearing in this matter is scheduled to begin in February 2020 and no decision is expected before 2020.  In September 2018, JKC filed a declaratory judgment action in Western Australia alleging that the entities which executed parent company guaranties for the Consortium, including CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd., have an obligation to pay JKC’s ongoing costs to complete the project after termination.  A hearing in that matter is scheduled for March 2019. If the Consortium is found liable, these matters could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations and /or cash flows, particularly in the short term. However, the Consortium has denied liability and is vigorously defending these claims and pursuing its affirmative claims against JKC, and based on the information currently available, the Company does not expect the resolution of this matter to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. See Note 5- Business Combinations for further information relating to CH2M contingencies.

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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
General
The purpose of this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is to provide a narrative analysis explaining the reasons for material changes in the Company’s (i) financial condition from the most recent fiscal year-end to December 28, 2018 and (ii) results of operations during the current fiscal period(s) as compared to the corresponding period(s) of the preceding fiscal year. In order to better understand such changes, readers of this MD&A should also read:
The discussion of the critical and significant accounting policies used by the Company in preparing its consolidated financial statements. The most current discussion of our critical accounting policies appears in Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our 2018 Form 10-K, and the most current discussion of our significant accounting policies appears in Note 2- Significant Accounting Polices in Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements of our 2018 Form 10-K. See also Note 13- Revenue Accounting for Contracts and Adoption of ASC 606 for a discussion of our updated policies related to revenue recognition;
The Company’s fiscal 2018 audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our 2018 Form 10-K; and
Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our 2018 Form 10-K.
In addition to historical information, this MD&A and other parts of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not directly relate to any historical or current fact. When used herein, words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “future,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “can,” “may,” and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management’s current estimates and expectations, and/or currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from what may be inferred from the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those listed and discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors included in our 2018 Form 10-K and this subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements. We encourage you to read carefully the risk factors, as well as the financial and business disclosures contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in other documents we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
Lines of Business
During the second quarter of fiscal 2018, we reorganized our operating and reporting structure around three global lines of business (“LOBs”), which also serve as the Company’s operating segments. The three lines of business are as follows: (i) Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear, (ii) Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities, and (iii) Energy, Chemicals and Resources. Additionally, in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, we further refined our operating segment structure to move the Global Environmental Solutions ("GES") business from the ATN segment to the BIAF segment. This reorganization occurred in conjunction with the integration of CH2M into the Company's legacy businesses, and is intended to better serve our global clients, leverage our workforce, help streamline operations, and provide enhanced growth opportunities.
The Company’s Chief Executive Officer is the Chief Operating Decision Maker (“CODM”) and can evaluate the performance of each of these segments and make appropriate resource allocations among each of the segments. For purposes of the Company’s goodwill impairment testing, it has been determined that the Company’s operating segments are also its reporting units based on management’s conclusion that the components comprising each of its operating segments share similar economic characteristics and meet the aggregation criteria for reporting units in accordance with ASC 350, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other.
Under the new organization, the sales function is managed on an LOB basis, and accordingly, the associated cost is embedded in the new segments and reported to the respective LOB presidents. In addition, a portion of the costs of other support functions (e.g., finance, legal, human resources, and information technology) is allocated to each LOB using methodologies which, we believe, effectively attribute the cost of these support functions to the revenue generating activities of the Company on a rational basis. The cost of the Company’s cash incentive plan, the Management Incentive Plan (“MIP”) and the expense associated with the Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 1999 Stock Incentive Plan (“1999 SIP”) have likewise been charged to the LOBs except for those amounts determined to relate to the business as a whole (which amounts remain in other corporate expenses).

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Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear (ATN) – We provide an in-depth range of scientific, engineering, construction, nuclear and technical support services to the aerospace, defense, technical and automotive industries in several countries. Long-term clients include the Ministry of Defence in the U.K., the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy ("DoE"), the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”), the U.S. Special Operations Command ("USSOCOM"), the U.S. Intelligence community, and the Australian Department of Defence. Specific to NASA, one of our major government customers in the U.S., is our ability to design, build, operate, and maintain highly complex facilities relating to space systems, including test and evaluation facilities, launch facilities, and support infrastructure. We provide support to all phases of the nuclear life-cycle from initial planning through design, construction, commissioning, operations and decommissioning/decontamination on government sites within the U.S., and Canada and on both government and commercial sites in the U.K.
In addition, we design and build aerodynamic, climatic, altitude and acoustic facilities in support of the automotive industry, as well as provide a wide range of services in the telecommunications market.
Our experience in the defense sector includes military systems acquisition management and strategic planning; operations and maintenance of test facilities and ranges; test and evaluation services in computer, laboratory, facility, and range environments; test facility computer systems instrumentation and diagnostics; and test facility design and build. We also provide systems engineering and integration of complex weapons and space systems, as well as hardware and software design of complex flight and ground systems.
We have provided advanced technology engineering services to the DoD for more than 50 years, and currently support major defense programs in the U.S. and internationally. We operate and maintain several DoD test centers and provide services and assist in the acquisition and development of systems and equipment for Special Operations Forces, as well as the development of biological, chemical, and nuclear detection and protection systems.
We maintain enterprise information systems for government and commercial clients worldwide, ranging from the operation of complex computational networks to the development and validation of specific software applications. We also support the DoD and the intelligence community in a number of information technology programs, including network design, integration, and support; command and control technology; development and maintenance of databases and customized applications; and cyber security solutions.
Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities (BIAF) – We provide services to broad sectors including buildings, water, transportation (roads, rail, aviation and ports), environmental and advanced facilities for life sciences, semiconductors, data centers, consumer products and other advanced manufacturing operations throughout North America, Europe, India, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Our representative clients include national government departments/agencies in the U.S., Europe, U.K., Australia, and Asia, state and local departments of transportation within the U.S and private industry firms.
Typical projects include providing development/rehabilitation plans for highways, bridges, transit, tunnels, airports, railroads, intermodal facilities and maritime or port projects. Our interdisciplinary teams can work independently or as an extension of the client’s staff. We have experience with alternative financing methods, which have been used in Europe through the privatization of public infrastructure systems.
Our water infrastructure group aids emerging economies, which are investing heavily in water and wastewater systems, and governments in North America and Europe, which are addressing the challenges of drought and an aging infrastructure system. We develop or rehabilitate critical water resource systems, water/wastewater conveyance systems and flood defense projects. We provide full life cycle services including engineering design, construction management, design build and operations and maintenance.
We also plan, design and construct buildings for a variety of clients and markets. We believe our global presence and understanding of contracting and delivery demands keep us well positioned to provide professional services worldwide. Our diversified client base encompasses both public and private sectors and relates primarily to institutional, commercial, government and corporate buildings, including projects at many of the world's leading medical and research centers, and universities. We focus our efforts and resources in two areas: where capital-spending initiatives drive demand, and where changes and advances in technology require innovative, value-adding solutions. We also provide integrated facility management services (sometimes through joint ventures with third parties) for which we assume responsibility for the ongoing operation and maintenance of entire commercial or industrial complexes on behalf of clients.
We have specific capabilities in energy and power, master planning, and commissioning of office headquarters, aviation facilities, mission-critical facilities, municipal and civic buildings, courts and correctional facilities, mixed-use and commercial centers, healthcare and education campuses, and recreational complexes. For advanced technology clients, who require highly

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specialized buildings in the fields of medical research, nano science, biotechnology and laser sciences, we offer total integrated design and construction management solutions. We also have global capabilities in the pharma-bio, data center, government intelligence, corporate headquarters/interiors, and science and technology-based education markets. Our government building projects include large, multi-year programs in the U.S. and Europe supporting various U.S. and U.K. government agencies.
We provide our Life Sciences clients single-point consulting, engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation project delivery, enabling us to execute capital programs on a single-responsibility basis. Typical projects in the life sciences sector include laboratories, research and development facilities, pilot plants, bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient production facilities, full-scale biotechnology production facilities, and tertiary manufacturing facilities. Our manufacturing business areas include the Food & Beverage, Consumer Products and Pulp & Paper markets.
We provide services relating to modular construction, as well as other consulting and strategic planning to help our clients complete capital projects faster and more efficiently.
We provide environmental characterization and restoration services to commercial and government customers both in the U.S. and U.K. This includes designing, building and operating high hazard remediation systems including for radiologically contaminated media.
In addition, we offer services in containment, barrier technology, locally controlled environments, building systems automation, and off-the-site design and fabrication of facility modules, as well as vaccine production and purification, and aseptic processing.
Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR)
ECR Disposition
On October 21, 2018, Jacobs and WorleyParsons Limited, a company incorporated in Australia (“Buyer”), entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Buyer agreed to acquire the Company’s ECR businesses for a purchase price of $3.3 billion consisting of (i) $2.6 billion in cash plus (ii) 58.2 million ordinary shares of the Buyer, subject to adjustments for changes in working capital and certain other items (the “Transaction”). The Transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of the Company and Buyer, is expected to close in the first half of calendar 2019.
The completion of the Transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including, but not limited to, (i) the absence of any law or order prohibiting the consummation of the Transaction, (ii) the expiration or termination of the waiting period (and any extensions thereof) applicable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), (iii) the expiration or termination of all applicable waiting periods and the receipt of all applicable approvals required pursuant to or in connection with the competition laws of certain foreign jurisdictions in which the ECR business operates, (iv) the receipt of approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), (v) the completion of a certain number of agreed upon steps of the Reorganization (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) and (vi) the transfer of certain owned real property of the ECR business.
As a result of the Transaction and all facts, management has concluded that the disposal group, which includes our entire ECR business, met the criteria to be held for sale beginning in the current fiscal quarter. Furthermore, we determined that the assets held for sale qualify for discontinued operations. As such, the financial results of the ECR business are reflected in our unaudited consolidated statements of earnings as discontinued operations for all periods presented. Furthermore, current and non-current assets and liabilities of the disposal group are reflected in the unaudited consolidated balance sheets for both periods presented.
We serve the energy, chemicals and resources sectors, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil, gas, refining, chemicals and mining and minerals industries. We provide integrated delivery of complex projects for our Oil and Gas, Refining, and Petrochemicals clients.  Bridging the upstream, midstream and downstream industries, our services encompass consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management.  
We provide services relating to onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities, including fixed and floating platforms and subsea tie-backs, as well as full field development solutions, including processing facilities, gathering systems, transmission pipelines and terminals.  Our heavy oil experience makes us a leader in upgrading, steam-assisted gravity drainage and in-situ oil sands projects.  We have developed modular well pad and central processing facility designs. We also provide fit-for-purpose and standardized designs in the onshore conventional and unconventional space, paying particular attention to water and environmental issues.

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In addition, we provide our refining customers with feasibility/economic studies, technology evaluation and conceptual engineering, front end loading (FEED), detailed engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and commissioning services.  We deliver installed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions as to grass root plants, expansions and revamps of existing units.  Our focus is on both the inside the battery limit (ISBL) processing units as well as utilities and off-sites.  We have engineering alliances and maintenance programs that span decades with core clients.  With the objective of driving our clients’ total installed costs down, we endeavor to leverage emerging market sourcing and high value engineering.  Our Comprimo Sulfur Solutions® is a significant technology for gas treatment and sulfur recovery plants around the world.
We provide services as to technically complex petrochemical facilities; from new manufacturing complexes, to expansions and modifications and management of plant relocations.  We have experience with many licensed technologies, integrated basic petrochemicals, commodity and specialty chemicals projects, and olefins, aromatics, synthesis gas and their respective derivatives.
Our mining and minerals business targets the non-ferrous and ferrous metal markets, precious metals, energy minerals (uranium, coal, oil sands), and industrial and fertilizer minerals (borates, trona, phosphates and potash). We work with many resource companies undertaking new and existing facility upgrades, process plant and underground and surface material handling and infrastructure developments.
We offer project management, front-end studies, full engineering, procurement and construction management (“EPCM”) and engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) capabilities, and completions, commissioning and start-up services specializing in new plant construction, brownfield expansions, and sustaining capital and maintenance projects.  We are also able to deliver value to our mining clients by providing distinctive adjacent large infrastructure capabilities to support their mining operations.
We provide a wide range of services, technology and manufactured equipment through our specialty chemicals group, where we own and license our proprietary technology.  Our specialty chemicals areas are focused on sulfuric acid, sulphur, bleaching chemicals for pulp & paper, and synthetic chemicals, and manufactured equipment. 
Our global Field Services unit supports construction and operations and maintenance (“O&M”) across the company and performs our direct hire services.
Our construction activities include providing both construction management services and traditional field construction services to our clients.  Historically, our field construction activities focused primarily on those construction projects where we perform much of the related engineering and design work (EPC/EPCM).  However, we deliver construction-only projects when we have negotiated pricing and other contract terms we deem acceptable and which result in a fair return for the degree of risk we assume.
In our O&M business, we provide all services required to operate and maintain large, complex facilities on behalf of clients including asset management, direct hire maintenance and operations, complex turn-around planning and execution, and small capital programs.  We provide key management and support services over all aspects of the operations of a facility, including managing subcontractors and other on-site personnel. 
Restructuring and Other Charges
CH2M Restructuring Plan
During the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017, the Company implemented certain restructuring and pre-integration plans associated with the then pending acquisition of CH2M, which closed on December 15, 2017.  The restructuring activities and related costs under these plans were comprised mainly of severance and lease abandonment programs, while the pre-integration activities and costs were mainly related to the engagement of consulting services and internal personnel and other related costs dedicated to the Company’s acquisition integration management efforts.
Following the closing of the CH2M acquisition, these activities have continued into fiscal 2019 and include restructuring activities amounting to approximately $8.2 million and $5.5 million in pre-tax charges during the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017, respectively. Combined with $26.0 million and $13.8 million in integration activities for the same periods, the total cost of these restructuring and integration activities approximated $34.2 million and $19.3 million in pre-tax charges for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017, respectively. These activities are expected to continue through fiscal 2019. These activities are not expected to involve the exit of any service types or client end-markets. The Company is targeting to achieve annual cost savings of $175.0 million upon the completion of these activities.
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During the second fiscal quarter of 2015, the Company began implementing a series of initiatives intended to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and better position itself to drive growth of the business in the future. We refer to these initiatives, in the aggregate, as the “2015 Restructuring”. These activities evolved and developed over time as management identified and evaluated opportunities for changes in the Company’s operations (and related areas of potential cost savings), as economic conditions changed and as the realignment of the Company’s operations into its then four global LOBs was implemented. Actions related to the 2015 Restructuring included involuntary terminations, the abandonment of certain leased offices, combining operational organizations, and the colocation of employees into other existing offices. These activities did not involve the exit of any service types or client end-markets. The 2015 Restructuring was completed in fiscal 2017, although related cash payments continue under the related accruals recorded in connection with these activities.
Collectively, the above-mentioned restructuring activities are referred to as “Restructuring and other charges.”
The following table summarizes the impacts of the Restructuring and other charges (or recoveries, which primarily relate to the reversals of lease abandonment accruals related to previously vacated facilities which are now planned to be utilized) by line of business in connection with the CH2M acquisition for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and the CH2M acquisition for the three months ended December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear
$
449

 
$
312

Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities
11,224

 
2,891

Corporate
33,386

 
12,525

Continuing Operations
45,059

 
15,728

Energy, Chemicals and Resources (included in Discontinued Operations)
(5,658
)
 
3,621

Total
$
39,401

 
$
19,349

The activity in the Company’s accrual for the Restructuring and other charges for the three-month period ended December 28, 2018 is as follows (in thousands):
Balance at September 28, 2018
$
175,476

Net Charges
39,401

Payments and Usage
(59,813
)
Balance at December 28, 2018
$
155,064

        
The balance at December 28, 2018 includes $33.2 million of ECR divestiture liabilities held for sale.
The following table summarizes the Restructuring and other charges by major type of costs in connection with the CH2M acquisition and the for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and the CH2M acquisition for the three months ended December 29, 2017 (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Lease Abandonments
$
2,484

 
$
3,363

Involuntary Terminations
2,909

 
2,184

Outside Services
18,198

 
8,590

Other
15,810

 
5,212

Total
$
39,401

 
$
19,349


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Cumulative amounts incurred to date under our various restructuring and other programs since fiscal 2015 by each major type of costs as of December 28, 2018 are as follows (in thousands):
Lease Abandonments
$
295,257

Involuntary Terminations
224,551

Outside Services
78,874

Other
112,063

Total
$
710,745

Results of Operations for the three months ended December 28, 2018 and December 29, 2017
(in thousands, except per share information)
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
December 28, 2018
 
December 29, 2017
Revenues
$
3,083,788

 
$
1,783,999

Direct cost of contracts
(2,515,268
)
 
(1,441,905
)
Gross profit
568,520

 
342,094

Selling, general and administrative expenses
(455,390
)
 
(346,764
)
Operating Profit
113,130

 
(4,670
)
Other Income (Expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
2,104

 
3,834

Interest expense
(25,325
)
 
(7,092
)
Miscellaneous income (expense), net
2,282

 
1,225

Total other (expense) income, net
(20,939
)
 
(2,033
)
Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Taxes
92,191

 
(6,703
)
Income Tax Expense for Continuing Operations
(22,758
)
 
(27,200
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Continuing Operations
69,433

 
(33,903
)
Net Earnings of the Group from Discontinued Operations
60,158

 
36,464

Net Earnings of the Group
129,591

 
2,561

Net (Earnings) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests from Continuing Operations
(4,539
)
 
(331
)
Net Earnings Attributable to Jacobs from Continuing Operations
64,894