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TPC 2018-12-31
Part I.
Item 1. Business
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Part II.
Item 5. Market for Registrant’S Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management’S Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Item 9B. Other Information
Part III.
Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
Item 11. Executive Compensation
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
Part IV.
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
Item 16. Form 10-K Summary
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549



FORM 10-K





 

Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Act of 1934.



 



For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.







 

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



 



For the transition period from-to-



Commission File No. 1-6314



Tutor Perini Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Massachusetts

 

04-1717070

(State of Incorporation)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)







 

 

15901 Olden Street, Sylmar, California

 

91342

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)





(818) 362-8391

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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





 

 

Title of Each Class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $1.00 par value

 

The New York Stock Exchange



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None



Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes   No 



Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes   No  



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. Yes   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). Yes   No 



Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. 



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 definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.



Large accelerated filer 

 

Accelerated filer 

 

Non-accelerated filer 

Smaller reporting company 

 

Emerging growth company 

 

 



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



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes   No 



The aggregate market value of voting Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $725,059,982 as of June 29, 2018, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.



The number of shares of Common Stock, $1.00 par value per share, outstanding at February 21, 2019 was 50,103,445.



Documents Incorporated by Reference



The information required by Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, to the extent not set forth herein, is incorporated herein by reference to the registrant’s definitive proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2019, which definitive proxy statement shall be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 120 days after the end of the fiscal year to which this Annual Report on Form 10-K relates.

 

 

 


 



TUTOR PERINI CORPORATION



2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K



TABLE OF CONTENTS





 

 



 

PAGE

PART I.

 

 

Item 1.

Business

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments

13 

Item 2.

Properties

13 

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings

13 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

13 



 

 

PART II.

 

 

Item 5.

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

14 

Item 6.

Selected Financial Data

16 

Item 7.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

17 

Item 7A.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

26 

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

26 

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

26 

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures

26 

Item 9B.

Other Information

28 



 

 

PART III.

 

 

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

28 

Item 11.

Executive Compensation

28 

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

28 

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

28 

Item 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

28 



 

 

PART IV.

 

 

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

28 

Item 16.

Form 10-K Summary

30 



Signatures

31 

 



 

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PART I.



Forward-Looking Statements



The statements contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), including without limitation, statements regarding our management’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and statements regarding future guidance or estimates and non-historical performance. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. Our expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith, and we believe there is a reasonable basis for them. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are listed and discussed in Item 1A. Risk Factors, below. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.



ITEM 1. BUSINESS



General



Tutor Perini Corporation, formerly known as Perini Corporation, was incorporated in 1918 as a successor to businesses that had been engaged in providing construction services since 1894. Tutor Perini Corporation (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Tutor Perini,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” unless the context indicates otherwise) is a leading construction company, based on revenue as ranked by Engineering News-Record (“ENR”), offering diversified general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private customers and public agencies throughout the world. Our corporate headquarters are in Los Angeles (Sylmar), California, and we have various other principal offices throughout the United States and its territories (see Item 2. Properties for a listing of our major facilities). Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TPC.” We are incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



We have established a strong reputation within our markets for executing large, complex projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures. We offer general contracting, pre-construction planning and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials and subcontractors required for a project. We also offer self-performed construction services including site work; concrete forming and placement; steel erection; electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and fire protection. During 2018, we performed work on approximately 1,400 construction projects.



In 2018, ENR ranked Tutor Perini as the tenth largest domestic contractor. We are recognized as one of the leading civil contractors in the United States, as evidenced by our performance on several of the country’s largest mass-transit and transportation projects, such as Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One (“Newark Airport Terminal One”), the East Side Access project in New York City, the California High-Speed Rail System, the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement (SR 99) project in Seattle, major portions of the Red Line and Purple Line segments of the Los Angeles subway system, and the San Francisco Central Subway extension to Chinatown. We are also recognized as one of the leading building contractors in the United States, as evidenced by our performance on several of the country’s largest building development projects, including CityCenter and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and Hudson Yards in New York City.



Since the 2008 merger between our predecessor companies, Tutor-Saliba Corporation (“Tutor-Saliba”) and Perini Corporation, we have experienced significant growth supported by our increased size, scale, bonding capacity, access to broader geographic regions, expanded management capabilities, complementary assets and particular expertise in large, complex projects. In 2010 and 2011, we expanded vertically and geographically through the strategic acquisitions of seven companies with demonstrated success in their respective markets. These acquisitions further strengthened our geographic presence in our Building and Civil segments and also significantly increased our specialty contracting capabilities.



Our acquisitions have enabled us to provide customers with a vertically integrated service offering. This vertical integration is a unique capability and competitive advantage that allows us to self-perform a greater amount of work than our competitors. Our vertical integration increases our competitiveness in bidding and our efficiency in managing and executing large, complex projects. It also provides us with significant cross-selling opportunities across a broad geographic footprint.



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Business Segment Overview



Our business is conducted through three segments: Civil, Building and Specialty Contractors.



Civil Segment



Our Civil segment specializes in public works construction and the replacement and reconstruction of infrastructure across most of the major geographic regions of the United States. Our civil contracting services include construction and rehabilitation of highways, bridges, tunnels, mass-transit systems, and water management and wastewater treatment facilities.



The Civil segment is comprised of the Company’s legacy heavy civil construction operations (civil operations of our predecessors, Tutor-Saliba, its subsidiary Black Construction, and Perini Corporation), as well as our acquired companies, Frontier-Kemper, Lunda Construction and Becho. The Company’s legacy heavy civil units operate primarily on the West and East Coasts of the United States and are engaged in a variety of large mass-transit, transportation, bridge and highway projects. Frontier-Kemper is a heavy civil contractor engaged in the construction of tunnels for highways, railroads, subways and rapid transit systems; the construction of shafts and other facilities for water supply, wastewater transport and hydroelectric projects; and the development and equipping of mines with innovative hoisting, elevator and vertical conveyance systems. Lunda Construction is a heavy civil contractor specializing in the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of bridges, railroads and other civil structures throughout the United States. Becho is engaged in drilling, foundation and excavation support for shoring, bridges, piers, roads and highway projects, primarily in the southwestern United States. We believe that the Company has benefitted from these acquisitions by an expanded geographic presence, enhanced civil construction capabilities and the addition of experienced management with proven, successful track records.



Our Civil segment’s customers primarily award contracts through one of two methods: the traditional public “competitive bid” method, in which price is the major determining factor, or through a request for proposal, where contracts are awarded based on a combination of technical qualifications, proposed project team, schedule, past performance on similar projects and price.



Traditionally, our Civil segment’s customers require each contractor to pre-qualify for construction business by meeting criteria that include technical capabilities and financial strength. Our financial strength and outstanding record of performance on challenging civil works projects often enable us to pre-qualify for projects in situations where smaller, less diversified contractors are unable to meet the qualification requirements. We believe this is a competitive advantage that makes us an attractive partner on the largest, most complex infrastructure projects and on prestigious design-build, DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) and P3 (public-private partnership) projects.



In its 2018 rankings, ENR ranked us as the nation’s second largest contractor in the transportation market and third largest domestic heavy contractor.



We believe the Civil segment provides us with significant opportunities for growth due to the age and condition of existing infrastructure coupled with large government funding sources dedicated to the replacement and reconstruction of aging U.S. infrastructure. In addition, infrastructure improvement programs frequently enjoy popular, bipartisan support from the public and elected officials. Funding for major civil infrastructure projects is typically provided through a combination of one or more of the following: local, regional, state and federal loans and grants; other direct allocations sourced through tax revenue; bonds; user fees; and, for certain projects, private capital.



We have been active in civil construction since 1894 and believe we have a particular expertise in large, complex civil construction projects. We have completed, or are currently working on, some of the most significant civil construction projects in the United States. For example, we are currently working on Newark Airport Terminal One, various portions of the East Side Access project in New York City, the first phase of the California High-Speed Rail project, the Purple Line Segments 2 and 3 expansion projects in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Central Subway extension to Chinatown. We have also completed major projects such as the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement (SR 99) in Seattle; the platform over the eastern rail yard at Hudson Yards in New York City; the rehabilitation of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York; and multiple runway reconstruction projects, including the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Los Angeles International Airport, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.



Building Segment



Our Building segment has significant experience providing services to a number of specialized building markets for private and public works customers, including hospitality and gaming, transportation, health care, commercial offices, government facilities, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial and high-tech. We believe the success of the Building segment results from our proven ability to manage and perform large, complex projects with aggressive fast-track schedules, elaborate designs, and advanced mechanical, electrical and life safety systems, while providing accurate budgeting and strict quality control. Although price is a key competitive factor, we believe our strong reputation, long-standing customer relationships and significant level of repeat and referral business have enabled us to achieve a leading position in the marketplace.

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In its 2018 rankings, ENR ranked us as the 11th largest domestic building contractor. We are a recognized leader in the hospitality and gaming market, specializing in the construction of high-end resorts and casinos. We work with hotel operators, Native American tribal councils, developers and architectural firms to provide diversified construction services to meet the challenges of new construction and renovation of hotel and resort properties. We believe that our reputation for completing projects on time is a significant competitive advantage in this market, as any delay in project completion could result in significant loss of revenue for the customer.



The Building segment is comprised of several operating units that provide general contracting, design-build, preconstruction and construction services in various regions of the United States. Tutor Perini Building Corp. focuses on large, complex building projects nationwide, including significant projects in the hospitality and gaming, commercial office, education, government facilities, and multi-unit residential markets. Rudolph and Sletten focuses on large, complex projects in California in the health care, commercial office, technology, industrial, education, and government facilities markets. Roy Anderson Corp. provides general contracting services, including major disaster response support, to public and private customers primarily throughout the southeastern United States. Perini Management Services provides diversified construction and design-build services internationally to U.S. government agencies, as well as to surety companies and multi-national corporations.



We have recently completed, or are currently working on, large private and public building projects across a wide array of building end markets, including commercial offices, multi-unit residential, health care, hospitality and gaming, transportation, education and entertainment. Specific projects include Newark Airport Terminal One in Newark, New Jersey; two large corporate office buildings in northern California for different confidential technology customers; a commercial office tower at 10 Hudson Yards and a multi-unit residential tower at 15 Hudson Yards in New York City; the Washington Hospital expansion in Fremont, California; the Graton Rancheria Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, California; the Pechanga Resort and Casino expansion in Temecula, California; the Maryland Live! Casino expansion in Hanover, Maryland; Kaiser Hospital Buildings in San Leandro and Redwood City, California; and courthouses in San Bernardino and San Diego, California and Broward County, Florida. As a result of our reputation and track record, we were previously awarded and completed contracts for several marquee projects in the hospitality and gaming market, including the Resorts World New York Casino in Jamaica, New York, as well as CityCenter, the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, the Wynn Encore Hotel, Trump International Hotel and Tower, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. These projects span a wide array of building end markets and illustrate our Building segment’s résumé of successfully completed large-scale public and private projects.



Specialty Contractors Segment



Our Specialty Contractors segment specializes in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection systems and pneumatically placed concrete for a full range of civil and building construction projects in the industrial, commercial, hospitality and gaming, and mass-transit end markets. This segment provides unique strengths and capabilities that position us as a full-service contractor with greater control over project bids and costs, scheduled work, project delivery and risk management. The majority of work performed by the Specialty Contractors segment is contracted directly with state and local municipal agencies, real estate developers, school districts and other commercial and industrial customers. A growing portion of its work is expected to be performed for our Civil and Building segments in future years.



The Specialty Contractors segment is comprised of several operating units that provide unique services in various regions of the United States. Five Star Electric has established itself as an industry leader and is one of the largest electrical contractors in New York City. Five Star Electric provides construction services in the electrical sector, including power, lighting, fire alarm, security, telecommunications, low voltage and wireless systems to both the public and private sectors. These services are provided across end markets that include multi-unit residential, hotels, commercial offices, industrial, mass transit, education, retail, sports and entertainment, health care and water treatment. Fisk Electric (“Fisk”) covers many of the major commercial, transportation and industrial electrical construction markets in California and the southern United States, with the ability to cover other attractive markets nationwide. Fisk’s expertise is in technology design and the development of electrical and technology systems for major projects spanning a broad variety of project types, including commercial office buildings, sports arenas, hospitals, research laboratories, hotels and casinos, convention centers, manufacturing plants, refineries, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. WDF, Nagelbush and Desert Mechanical each provide mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and fire protection services to a range of customers in a wide variety of markets, including transportation, commercial/industrial, schools and universities and residential. WDF is one of the largest mechanical contractors servicing the New York City metropolitan region. Nagelbush operates primarily in Florida and Desert Mechanical operates primarily in the western United States. Superior Gunite specializes in pneumatically placed structural concrete utilized in infrastructure projects nationwide, such as bridges, dams, tunnels and retaining walls.



In its 2018 rankings, ENR ranked us as the fifth largest electrical contractor1, 14th largest mechanical contractor1 and 14th largest specialty contractor1 in the United States. Through Five Star Electric and WDF, collectively, we are also the largest specialty contractor in the New York City metropolitan area.



1 This ranking represents the collective revenue of the Company’s specialty contracting subsidiaries as reported to ENR.



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Our Specialty Contractors business units have completed, or are currently working on, various portions of the East Side Access project in New York City, various projects at the World Trade Center and at Hudson Yards in New York City, and electrical work for the new hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The Specialty Contractors segment has also supported, or is currently supporting, several large projects in our Civil and Building segments, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement (SR 99) project in Seattle; the San Francisco Central Subway extension to Chinatown; the Purple Line Segment 2 expansion project in Los Angeles; Newark Airport Terminal One in Newark, New Jersey; McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 in Las Vegas; and several marquee projects in the hospitality and gaming market, including CityCenter, the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, and the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas.



Backlog



Backlog in our industry is a measure of the total value of work that is remaining to be performed on projects that have been awarded. We include a construction project in our backlog when a contract is awarded or when we have otherwise received written definitive notice that the project has been awarded to us and there are no remaining major uncertainties that the project will proceed (e.g., adequate funding is in place). As a result, we believe our backlog is firm, and although cancellations or scope adjustments may occur, historically they have not been material. We estimate that approximately $4 billion, or 45%, of our backlog as of December 31, 2018 will be recognized as revenue in 2019. Our backlog by segment, end market and customer type is presented in the following tables:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



As of December 31,

(in thousands)

2018

 

2017

Backlog by business segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil

$

5,141,863 

 

55 

%

 

$

4,118,243 

 

57 

%

Building

 

2,333,127 

 

25 

%

 

 

1,701,378 

 

23 

%

Specialty Contractors

 

1,821,701 

 

20 

%

 

 

1,463,813 

 

20 

%

Total backlog

$

9,296,691 

 

100 

%

 

$

7,283,434 

 

100 

%







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



As of December 31,

(in thousands)

2018

 

2017

Civil segment backlog by end market:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass transit

$

3,710,354 

 

72 

%

 

$

2,565,066 

 

63 

%

Bridges

 

513,839 

 

10 

%

 

 

617,084 

 

15 

%

Highways

 

348,589 

 

%

 

 

471,706 

 

11 

%

Tunneling

 

168,113 

 

%

 

 

266,727 

 

%

Other

 

400,968 

 

%

 

 

197,660 

 

%

Total Civil segment backlog

$

5,141,863 

 

100 

%

 

$

4,118,243 

 

100 

%







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



As of December 31,

(in thousands)

2018

 

2017

Building segment backlog by end market:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass transit

$

678,371 

 

29 

%

 

$

5,923 

 

 —

%

Commercial and industrial facilities

 

518,880 

 

22 

%

 

 

353,387 

 

21 

%

Municipal and government

 

499,288 

 

21 

%

 

 

332,073 

 

20 

%

Health care facilities

 

280,354 

 

12 

%

 

 

377,768 

 

22 

%

Education facilities

 

177,402 

 

%

 

 

105,585 

 

%

Mixed use

 

61,746 

 

%

 

 

162,291 

 

10 

%

Hospitality and gaming

 

26,866 

 

%

 

 

229,220 

 

13 

%

Other

 

90,220 

 

%

 

 

135,131 

 

%

Total Building segment backlog

$

2,333,127 

 

100 

%

 

$

1,701,378 

 

100 

%





















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As of December 31,

(in thousands)

2018

 

2017

Specialty Contractors segment backlog by end market:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass transit

$

1,132,158 

 

62 

%

 

$

780,457 

 

53 

%

Multi-unit residential

 

278,602 

 

15 

%

 

 

85,339 

 

%

Commercial and industrial facilities

 

100,163 

 

%

 

 

127,964 

 

%

Education facilities

 

95,360 

 

%

 

 

96,533 

 

%

Mixed use

 

60,159 

 

%

 

 

128,669 

 

%

Transportation

 

44,178 

 

%

 

 

68,990 

 

%

Health care facilities

 

25,296 

 

%

 

 

66,537 

 

%

Other

 

85,785 

 

%

 

 

109,324 

 

%

Total Specialty Contractors segment backlog

$

1,821,701 

 

100 

%

 

$

1,463,813 

 

100 

%







 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



As of December 31,



2018

 

2017

Backlog by customer type:

 

 

 

 

 

State and local agencies

72 

%

 

66 

%

Federal agencies

%

 

%

Private owners

20 

%

 

26 

%

Total backlog

100 

%

 

100 

%



Fixed price contracts are expected to continue to represent a sizeable percentage of total backlog. Fixed price contracts as a percentage of total backlog grew in 2018 compared to 2017. The composition of backlog by type of contract for 2018 and 2017 is as follows:







 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



As of December 31,



2018

 

2017

Backlog by contract type:

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed price

80 

%

 

67 

%

Guaranteed maximum price

%

 

12 

%

Unit price

%

 

13 

%

Cost plus fee and other

%

 

%

Total backlog

100 

%

 

100 

%



For additional information on customer types and contract types, see Note 3 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.











Competition



While the construction markets include numerous competitors, especially for small to mid-sized projects, much of the work that we target is for larger, more complex projects where there are typically fewer active market participants due to the greater capabilities and resources required to perform the work. In addition to domestic competitors, we have seen certain foreign competitors attempting to grow their presence in the United States over the past several years, particularly through the pursuit of large civil projects. More recently, however, the number of these foreign competitors appears to be diminishing for many of the larger U.S. projects. We believe price, experience, reputation, responsiveness, customer relationships, project completion track record, schedule control, risk management and quality of work are key factors customers consider when awarding contracts.



In our Civil segment, we compete principally with large civil construction firms, including (alphabetically) Dragados USA; Fluor Corporation; Granite Construction; Kiewit Corporation; Skanska USA; Traylor Bros., Inc.; and The Walsh Group. In our Building segment, we compete with a variety of national and regional contractors, including (alphabetically) AECOM (through its acquisitions of Tishman Construction and Hunt Construction Group); Balfour Beatty Construction; Clark Construction Group; DPR Construction; Gilbane, Inc.; Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Skanska USA; Suffolk Construction; and Turner Construction Company. In our Specialty Contractors segment, we compete principally with various regional and local electrical, mechanical and plumbing subcontractors.



Construction Costs



If prices for materials, labor or equipment increase excessively, provisions in certain types of contracts often shift all or a major portion of any adverse impact to the customer. In our fixed price contracts, we attempt to insulate ourselves from the unfavorable effects of inflation, when possible, by incorporating escalating wage and price assumptions into our construction cost estimates, by

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obtaining firm fixed price quotes from major subcontractors and material suppliers, and by entering into purchase commitments for materials early in the project schedule. Construction and other materials used in our construction activities are generally available locally from multiple sources and have been in adequate supply during recent years. Labor resources for our domestic projects are largely obtained through various labor unions. We have not experienced significant labor shortages in recent years, nor do we expect to in the near future, although a significant, rapid growth in our backlog may lead to situations in which labor resources become constrained. We employ expatriate and local labor in selected overseas areas.



Environmental Matters



Our properties and operations are subject to federal, state and municipal laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including requirements for water discharges; air emissions; the use, management and disposal of solid or hazardous materials or wastes; and the cleanup of contamination. In certain circumstances, we may also be required to hire subcontractors to dispose of hazardous materials encountered on a project in accordance with a plan approved in advance by the owner. We continually evaluate our compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and believe that we are in substantial compliance with those laws and regulations. However, future requirements or amendments to current laws or regulations imposing more stringent requirements could require us to incur additional costs to maintain or achieve compliance.



In addition, some environmental laws, such as the U.S. federal “Superfund” law and similar state statutes, can impose liability for the entire cost of cleanup of contaminated sites upon any of the current or former owners or operators or upon parties who generated waste at, or sent waste to, these sites, regardless of who owned the site at the time of the release or the lawfulness of the original disposal activity. Contaminants have been detected at some of the sites that we own and where we have worked as a contractor in the past, and we have incurred costs for the investigation and remediation of hazardous substances. We believe that our liabilities for these sites are not material, either individually or in the aggregate. We have pollution liability insurance coverage for such matters, and if applicable, we seek indemnification from customers to cover the risks associated with environmental remediation.



Insurance and Bonding



All of our properties and equipment, as well as those of our joint ventures, are covered by insurance in amounts that we believe are consistent with our risk of loss and industry practice. Our wholly owned subsidiary, PCR Insurance Company, issues policies for default insurance for our subcontractors, auto liability, general liability and workers’ compensation insurance, allowing us to centralize our claims and risk management functions to reduce our insurance-related costs.



As a normal part of the construction business, we are often required to provide various types of surety bonds as an additional level of security for our performance. We also require many of our higher-risk subcontractors to provide surety bonds as security for payment of subcontractors and suppliers and to guarantee their performance. As an alternative to traditional surety bonds, we also have purchased subcontractor default insurance for certain construction projects to insure against the risk of subcontractor default.



Employees



The number of our employees varies based on the number of active projects, the type and magnitude of those projects, as well as our position within the lifecycle of those projects. Our total number of employees as of December 31, 2018 was approximately 8,200.



We are signatory to numerous local and regional collective bargaining agreements, both directly and through trade associations, as a union contractor. These agreements cover all necessary union crafts and are subject to various renewal dates. Estimated amounts for wage escalation related to the expiration of union contracts are included in our bids on various projects; accordingly, the expiration of any union contract in the next year is not expected to have any material impact on us. During the past several years, we have not experienced any significant work stoppages caused by our union employees.



Financial information about geographic areas is discussed in Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements under the heading “Geographic Information.”



Available Information



Our investor website address is http://investors.tutorperini.com. In the “Financial Reports” portion of our investor website, under the subsection “SEC Filings,” you may obtain free electronic copies of our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10‑Q, current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements, and all amendments to those reports, as well as reports under Section 16 of the Exchange Act of transactions in our stock by our directors and executive officers. These reports are made available on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file them with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These reports, and any amendments to them, are also available at the Internet website of the SEC, www.sec.gov. We also maintain various documents, including our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Corporate Governance Guidelines and the charters of the Committees of our Board of Directors in the “Corporate Governance” portion of our investor website.

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ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS



We are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could have a material adverse effect on our operations. Set forth below, and elsewhere in this report, are descriptions of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements contained in this report and could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.



If we are unable to accurately estimate contract risks, revenue or costs, the timing of new awards, or the pace of project execution, we may incur a loss or achieve lower than anticipated profit.



Accounting for contract-related revenue and costs requires management to make significant estimates and assumptions that may change significantly throughout the project lifecycle, which could result in a material impact to our consolidated financial statements. In addition, cost overruns, including unanticipated cost increases on fixed price and guaranteed maximum price contracts, may result in lower profits or losses. Changes in laws, policies or regulations, including tariffs and taxes, could impact the prices for materials or equipment. Further, our results of operations can fluctuate quarterly and annually depending on when new awards occur and the commencement and progress of work on projects already awarded.



We are subject to significant legal proceedings which, if determined adversely to us, could harm our reputation, preclude us from bidding on future projects and/or have a material effect on us. We also may invest significant working capital on projects while legal proceedings are being settled.



We are involved in various lawsuits, including the legal proceedings described under Note 8 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Litigation is inherently uncertain, and it is not possible to accurately predict what the final outcome will be of any legal proceeding. We must make certain assumptions and rely on estimates, which are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, regarding potential outcomes of legal proceedings in order to determine an appropriate contingent liability and charge to income. Any result that is materially different than our estimates could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. In addition, any adverse judgments could harm our reputation and preclude us from bidding on future projects.



We may bring claims against project owners for additional cost exceeding the contract price or for amounts not included in the original contract price. When these types of events occur and unresolved claims are pending, we may invest significant working capital in projects to cover cost overruns pending the resolution of the relevant claims. A failure to promptly recover on these types of claims could have a material effect on our liquidity and financial results.



Our contracts require us to perform extra, or change order, work which can result in disputes or claims and adversely affect our working capital, profits and cash flows.



Our contracts generally require us to perform extra, or change order, work as directed by the customer even if the customer has not agreed in advance on the scope and/or price of the work to be performed. This process may result in disputes or claims over whether the work performed is beyond the scope of work directed by the customer and/or exceeds the price the customer is willing to pay for the work performed. To the extent we do not recover our costs for this work or there are delays in the recovery of these costs, our working capital, profits and cash flows could be adversely impacted.



Our actual results could differ from the assumptions and estimates used to prepare our financial statements.



In preparing our financial statements, we are required under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”) to make estimates and assumptions as of the date of the financial statements. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported values of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Areas requiring significant estimates by our management include, but are not limited to:



• recognition of contract revenue, costs, profits or losses in applying the principles of revenue accounting;

• recognition of revenue related to project incentives or awards we expect to receive;

• recognition of recoveries under contract change orders or claims;

• estimated amounts for expected project losses, warranty costs, contract closeout or other costs;

• collectability of billed and unbilled accounts receivable;

• asset valuations;

• income tax provisions and related valuation allowances;

• determination of expense and potential liabilities under pension and other post-retirement benefit programs; and

• accruals for other estimated liabilities, including litigation and insurance revenue/reserves.



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Our actual business and financial results could differ from our estimates of such results, which could have a material negative impact on our financial condition and reported results of operations.



A significant slowdown or decline in economic conditions could adversely affect our operations.



Any significant decline in economic conditions in any of the markets we serve or uncertainty regarding the economic outlook, could result in a decline in demand for infrastructure projects and commercial building developments. In addition, any instability in the financial and credit markets could negatively impact our customers’ ability to pay us on a timely basis, or at all, for work on projects already under construction, could cause our customers to delay or cancel construction projects in our backlog or could create difficulties for customers to obtain adequate financing to fund new construction projects. Such consequences could have an adverse impact on our future operating results. Lastly, we are more susceptible to adverse economic conditions in New York and California, as a significant portion of our operations are concentrated in those states.



We may not fully realize the revenue value reported in our backlog due to cancellations or reductions in scope.



As of December 31, 2018, our backlog of uncompleted construction work was approximately $9.3 billion. The revenue projected in our backlog may not be fully realized and, in some cases, if realized, may not result in profits or may be less profitable than expected. The cancellation or reduction in scope of significant projects included in our backlog could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.



Competition for new project awards is intense, and our failure to compete effectively could reduce our market share and profits.



New project awards are determined through either a competitive bid basis or on a negotiated basis. Projects may be awarded based solely upon price, but often take into account other factors, such as technical qualifications, proposed project team, schedule and past performance on similar projects. Within our industry, we compete with many international, regional and local construction firms. Some of these competitors have achieved greater market penetration than we have in the markets in which we compete, and some have greater resources than we do. If we are unable to compete successfully in such markets, our relative market share and profits could be reduced.



The construction services industry is highly schedule driven, and our failure to meet the schedule requirements of our contracts could adversely affect our reputation and/or expose us to financial liability.



Many of our contracts are subject to specific completion schedule requirements. Any failure to meet contractual schedule requirements could subject us to liquidated damages, liability for our customer’s actual cost arising out of our delay and damage to our reputation.



In connection with mergers and acquisitions, we have recorded goodwill and other intangible assets that could become impaired and adversely affect our operating results. Assessing whether impairment has occurred requires us to make significant judgments and assumptions about the future, which are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and if actual events turn out to be materially less favorable than the judgments we make and the assumptions we use, we may be required to record impairment charges in the future.



We had $635.4 million of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets recorded on our Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2018. We assess these assets for impairment annually, or more often if required. Our assessments involve a number of estimates and assumptions that are inherently subjective, require significant judgment and involve highly uncertain matters that are subject to change. The use of different assumptions or estimates could materially affect the determination as to whether or not an impairment has occurred. In addition, if future events are less favorable than what we assumed or estimated in our impairment analysis, we may be required to record an impairment charge, which could have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.



We require substantial personnel, including construction and project managers and specialty subcontractor resources to execute and perform our contracts in backlog. The successful execution of our business strategies is also dependent upon our ability to attract and retain our key officers, as well as adequately plan for their succession.



Our ability to execute and perform on our contracts in backlog depends in large part upon our ability to hire and retain highly skilled personnel, including project and construction management and trade labor resources, such as carpenters, masons and other skilled workers. In the event we are unable to attract, hire and retain the requisite personnel and subcontractors necessary to execute and perform our backlog, we may experience delays in completing projects in accordance with project schedules or an increase in expected costs, both of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial results, our reputation and our relationships. In addition, if we lack the personnel and specialty subcontractors necessary to perform on our current contract backlog, we may find it necessary to curtail our pursuit of new projects. A significant, rapid growth in our backlog may lead to situations in which labor resources become constrained.

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The execution of our business strategies also substantially depends on our ability to retain several key members of our management. Losing any of these individuals could adversely affect our business. The majority of these key individuals are not bound by employment agreements. Volatility or lack of positive performance in our stock price may adversely affect our ability to retain key individuals to whom we have provided share-based compensation. Additionally, because a substantial portion of our key officers' compensation is placed "at risk" and linked to the performance of our business, when our operating results are negatively impacted, we are at greater risk of employee turnover. If we lose our key officers and do not have qualified successors in place, our operating results would likely be harmed.



We have a substantial amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect our financial position and prevent us from fulfilling our obligations under our debt agreements.



We currently have, and expect to continue to have, a substantial amount of indebtedness. As of December 31, 2018, we had total debt of $761.5 million. If we are unable to meet the terms of the financial covenants or fail to comply with any of the other restrictions contained in the agreements governing our indebtedness, an event of default could occur, causing the debt related to such agreements to become immediately due. If such acceleration occurs, we may not be able to repay such indebtedness as required. Since indebtedness under our 2017 Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of our assets, acceleration of this debt could result in foreclosure of those assets and a negative impact on our operations. In addition, a failure to meet the terms of our 2017 Credit Facility could result in a reduction of future borrowing capacity under the 2017 Credit Facility, causing a loss of liquidity. A loss of liquidity could adversely impact our ability to execute projects in our backlog, obtain new projects, engage subcontractors, and attract and retain key employees.



The level of federal, state and local government spending for infrastructure and other public projects could adversely affect the number of projects available to us in the future.



The civil construction and public-works building markets are dependent on the amount of work funded by various government agencies, which depends on many factors, including the condition of the existing infrastructure and buildings; the need for new or expanded infrastructure and buildings; and federal, state and local government spending levels. As a result, our future operating results could be negatively impacted by any decrease in demand for public projects or decrease or delay in government funding, which could result from a variety of factors, including extended government shutdowns, delays in the sale of voter-approved bonds, budget shortfalls, credit rating downgrades or long-term impairment in the ability of state and local governments to raise capital in the municipal bond market.



Our participation in construction joint ventures exposes us to liability and/or harm to our reputation for failures by our partners.



As part of our business, we enter into joint venture arrangements typically to jointly bid on and execute particular projects, thereby reducing our risk profile while enhancing the execution capability and financial reward of project teams. Success on these joint projects depends in large part on whether our joint venture partners satisfy their contractual obligations. Generally, we and our joint venture partners are jointly and severally liable for all liabilities and obligations of our joint ventures. If a joint venture partner fails to perform or is financially unable to bear its portion of required capital contributions or other obligations, including liabilities stemming from lawsuits, we could be required to make additional investments, provide additional services or pay more than our proportionate share of a liability to make up for our partner’s shortfall. Further, if we are unable to adequately address our partner’s performance issues, the customer may terminate the project, which could result in legal liability to us, harm our reputation, reduce our profit on a project or, in some cases, result in a loss.



Systems and information technology interruption and breaches in data security could adversely impact our ability to operate and negatively impact our operating results.



We rely on computer, information and communication technology and other related systems, some of which are hosted by third party providers, for various business processes and activities, including project management, accounting, financial reporting and business development. These systems may be subject to interruptions or damage by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, power loss, telecommunications failures, acts of war, computer viruses, obsolescence and physical damage. Such interruptions could result in a loss of critical data, a delay in operations or an unintentional disclosure of client confidential or personally identifiable information, any of which could have a material impact to us and our consolidated financial statements.



In addition, various privacy and security laws require us to protect sensitive and confidential information from disclosure. We dedicate considerable attention and resources to the safeguarding of our information technology systems. Our systems may, nevertheless, continue to be at risk for cyber-attacks. Consequently, we may need to engage significant resources in the future to remediate the impact of, or further mitigate the risk of, such an attack. Any successful cyber-attack could result in the criminal, or otherwise

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illegitimate use of, confidential data, including our data or third-party data for which we have the responsibility for safekeeping. Additionally, such an attack could adversely affect our operations, reputation and financial results.



Weather can significantly affect our revenue and profitability.



Inclement weather conditions, such as significant storms and unusual temperatures, can impact our ability to perform work. Adverse weather conditions can cause delays and increases in project costs, resulting in variability in our revenue and profitability.



We are subject to a number of risks as a U.S. government contractor, which could harm our reputation, result in fines or penalties against us and/or adversely impact our financial condition.



Failure to comply with laws and regulations related to government contracts could result in contract termination, suspension or debarment from contracting with the U.S. government, civil fines and criminal prosecution, any of which could adversely affect our operations, reputation and financial results.



Conversion of our outstanding Convertible Notes could dilute ownership interests of existing stockholders and could adversely affect the market price of our common stock.



Based on the terms of the indenture for our 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due June 15, 2021 (the “Convertible Notes”), we may redeem the Convertible Notes in cash, shares of our common stock or a combination of the two. As a result, a conversion of some or all of the Convertible Notes may dilute the ownership interests of existing stockholders. Any sales in the public market of our common stock issuable upon such conversion of the Convertible Notes could cause the price of our common stock to decline. In addition, the existence of the Convertible Notes may encourage short selling by market participants because a conversion of the Convertible Notes could depress the price of our common stock.



We may need to include the potential dilutive impact of our Convertible Notes in our diluted earnings per share calculation.



We currently intend to pay the principal amount of our Convertible Notes in cash; therefore, we have not included the potential dilutive effect of our Convertible Notes in our diluted earnings per share calculations. If, however, there is a change in future circumstances as a result of a decline in our projected cash flow, available cash/liquidity or other reasons, we may conclude at such time that it will be preferable to use shares to satisfy the Convertible Notes. Such a change in our intentions would result in the inclusion of the potential dilutive impact of the Convertible Notes in our diluted earnings per share calculation, which would result in a decrease in our diluted earnings per share.



Our international operations expose us to economic, political and other risks, as well as uncertainty related to U.S. Government funding, which could adversely affect our revenue and earnings. In addition, we could be adversely affected by violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-bribery laws.



For the year ended December 31, 2018, we derived $274.5 million of revenue from our work on projects located outside of the United States. Our international operations expose us to risks inherent in doing business in certain hostile regions outside the United States, including political risks; risks of loss due to acts of war; unstable economic, financial and market conditions; potential incompatibility with foreign subcontractors and vendors; foreign currency controls and fluctuations; trade restrictions; logistical challenges; variations in taxes; and changes in labor conditions, labor strikes and difficulties in staffing and managing international operations. Failure to successfully manage risks associated with our international operations could result in higher operating costs than anticipated or could delay or limit our ability to generate revenue and income from construction operations in key international markets.



The U.S. federal government has approved various spending bills for the construction of defense- and diplomacy-related projects and has allocated significant funds to the defense of U.S. interests around the world from the threat of terrorism. The federal government has also approved funds for development in conjunction with the relocation of military personnel into Guam. However, federal government funding levels for construction projects in the Middle East have decreased significantly over the past several years as the U.S. government has reduced the number of military troops and support personnel in the region. As a result, we have seen a decrease in the number and size of federal government projects available to us in this region. Any decrease in U.S. federal government funding for projects in Guam or in other U.S. Territories or countries in which we are pursuing work may result in project delays or cancellations, which could reduce our revenue and earnings.



Finally, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010, and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions generally prohibit companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. While our policies mandate compliance with these anti-bribery laws, there is no assurance that our policies and procedures will protect us from circumstances or actions that could result in possible criminal penalties or other sanctions, including contract cancellations or debarment and loss of reputation, any of which could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.

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Our chairman and chief executive officer could exert influence over the Company due to his position and significant ownership interest.



As of December 31, 2018, our chairman and chief executive officer, Ronald N. Tutor, and three trusts controlled by Mr. Tutor (the “Tutor Group”) owned approximately 17% of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Additionally, one of our current directors was appointed by Mr. Tutor pursuant to his right to nominate one member to our Board of Directors, so long as the Tutor Group owns at least 11.25% of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Accordingly, Mr. Tutor could exert influence over the outcome of a range of corporate matters, including the election of directors and the approval or rejection of other extraordinary transactions, such as a takeover attempt or sale of the Company or its assets.



ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS



None.

 

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES



We have office facilities and equipment yards in the following locations, which we believe are suitable and adequate for our current needs:





 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Offices

 

Owned or Leased by Tutor Perini

 

Business Segment(s)

Los Angeles (Sylmar), CA

 

Leased

 

Corporate, Civil & Specialty Contractors

Barrigada, Guam

 

Owned

 

Civil

Black River Falls, WI

 

Owned

 

Civil

Evansville, IN

 

Owned

 

Civil

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Leased

 

Building & Specialty Contractors

Framingham, MA

 

Owned

 

Building

Gulfport, MS

 

Owned

 

Building

Henderson, NV

 

Owned

 

Building & Specialty Contractors

Houston, TX

 

Owned

 

Specialty Contractors

Jessup, MD

 

Owned

 

Civil

Lakeview Terrace, CA

 

Leased

 

Specialty Contractors

Mount Vernon, NY

 

Leased

 

Specialty Contractors

New Rochelle, NY

 

Owned

 

Civil

Ozone Park, NY

 

Leased

 

Specialty Contractors

Philadelphia, PA

 

Leased

 

Building

San Carlos, CA

 

Leased

 

Building



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Equipment Yards

 

Owned or Leased by Tutor Perini

 

Business Segment(s)

Black River Falls, WI

 

Owned

 

Civil

Evansville, IN

 

Owned

 

Civil

Fontana, CA

 

Leased

 

Civil

Jessup, MD

 

Owned

 

Civil

Lakeview Terrace, CA

 

Leased

 

Specialty Contractors

Peekskill, NY

 

Owned

 

Civil

San Leandro, CA

 

Leased

 

Specialty Contractors

Stockton, CA

 

Owned

 

Building

 



ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS



Legal Proceedings are set forth in Note 8 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES



We do not own or operate any mines; however, we may be considered a mine operator under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 because we provide construction services to customers in the mining industry. Accordingly, we provide information regarding mine safety violations and other mining regulation matters in Exhibit 95 to this Form 10-K.

 

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PART II.



ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES



Market Information



Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TPC.”





Holders



At February 21, 2019, there were 381 holders of record of our common stock, including holders of record on behalf of an indeterminate number of beneficial owners.



Dividends and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities



We did not repurchase any of our common stock during the fourth quarter of 2018. We have not historically paid dividends on our common stock and have no immediate plans to do so.



Issuance of Unregistered Securities



None.



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Performance Graph



The following graph compares the cumulative five-year total return to shareholders on our common stock relative to the cumulative total returns of the NYSE Composite Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Heavy Construction Index. We selected the Dow Jones U.S. Heavy Construction Index because we believe the index reflects the market conditions within the industry in which we primarily operate. The comparison of total return on investment, defined as the change in year-end stock price plus reinvested dividends, for each of the periods assumes that $100 was invested on December 31, 2013 in each of our common stock, the NYSE Composite Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Heavy Construction Index, with investment weighted on the basis of market capitalization.



The comparisons in the following graph are based on historical data and are not intended to forecast the possible future performance of our common stock.



 Picture 2 

COMPARISON OF CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN

Tutor Perini Corp NYSE Composite Index Dow Jones U.S. Heavy Construction Index

$225 $220 $175 $150 $125 $100 $75 $50 $25 $0

2012 2013 2014 2015 20

16 2017

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ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA



Selected Consolidated Financial Information



The following tables present selected financial data for the last five years. This selected financial data should be read in conjunction with Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules, and the other information included elsewhere in this Annual Report.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED OPERATING RESULTS

Year Ended December 31,

(In thousands, except per common share data)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil

$

1,586,093 

 

$

1,602,175 

 

$

1,668,963 

 

$

1,889,907 

 

$

1,687,144 

Building

 

1,861,699 

 

 

1,941,325 

 

 

2,069,841 

 

 

1,802,535 

 

 

1,503,837 

Specialty Contractors

 

1,006,870 

 

 

1,213,708 

 

 

1,234,272 

 

 

1,228,030 

 

 

1,301,328 

Total

 

4,454,662 

 

 

4,757,208 

 

 

4,973,076 

 

 

4,920,472 

 

 

4,492,309 

Cost of operations

 

(4,000,209)

 

 

(4,302,803)

 

 

(4,515,886)

 

 

(4,564,219)

 

 

(3,986,867)

Gross profit

 

454,453 

 

 

454,405 

 

 

457,190 

 

 

356,253 

 

 

505,442 

General and administrative expenses

 

(262,577)

 

 

(274,928)

 

 

(255,270)

 

 

(250,840)

 

 

(263,752)

Income from construction operations(a)

 

191,876 

 

 

179,477 

 

 

201,920 

 

 

105,413 

 

 

241,690 

Other income (expense), net(b)

 

4,256 

 

 

43,882 

 

 

6,977 

 

 

13,569 

 

 

(8,217)

Interest expense

 

(63,519)

 

 

(69,384)

 

 

(59,782)

 

 

(45,143)

 

 

(46,035)

Income before income taxes

 

132,613 

 

 

153,975 

 

 

149,115 

 

 

73,839 

 

 

187,438 

Income tax (expense) benefit(c)

 

(34,832)

 

 

569 

 

 

(53,293)

 

 

(28,547)

 

 

(79,502)

Net income

 

97,781 

 

 

154,544 

 

 

95,822 

 

 

45,292 

 

 

107,936 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

14,345 

 

 

6,162 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Net income attributable to Tutor Perini Corporation

$

83,436 

 

$

148,382 

 

$

95,822 

 

$

45,292 

 

$

107,936 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share:(a)(b)(c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.67 

 

$

2.99 

 

$

1.95 

 

$

0.92 

 

$

2.22 

Diluted

$

1.66 

 

$

2.92 

 

$

1.92 

 

$

0.91 

 

$

2.20 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

49,952 

 

 

49,647 

 

 

49,150 

 

 

48,981 

 

 

48,562 

Diluted

 

50,301 

 

 

50,759 

 

 

49,864 

 

 

49,666 

 

 

49,114 



(a)

During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company recorded a charge of $17.8 million in income from construction operations ($0.25 per diluted share), which was primarily non-cash, as a result of the unexpected adverse outcome of an arbitration decision related to a subcontract back charge dispute on a Civil segment project in New York that was completed in 2013.



During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company recorded unfavorable adjustments totaling $45.6 million to income from construction operations ($0.53 per diluted share) for various Five Star Electric projects in the Specialty Contractors segment. In addition, that same year there was a decrease of $24.3 million in income from construction operations ($0.28 per diluted share) due to unfavorable adjustments to the estimated cost to complete a Building segment project in New York. The Company’s 2015 results were also impacted by an unfavorable adjustment for an adverse legal decision related to a long-standing litigation matter in the Civil segment, which resulted in a decrease of $23.9 million in income from construction operations ($0.28 per diluted share). Furthermore, the Company recorded favorable adjustments for a Civil segment runway reconstruction project, which resulted in an increase of $13.7 million in income from construction operations ($0.16 per diluted share) in 2015.



The Company's results for the year ended December 31, 2014 included a positive impact related to changes in the estimated recoveries for two Civil segment projects and a Building segment hospitality and gaming project. With respect to the two Civil segment projects, there was an increase of $25.9 million in income from construction operations ($0.30 per diluted share) and a $9.4 million decrease in income from construction operations ($0.11 per diluted share). The Building project change in estimate resulted in an $11.4 million increase in income from construction operations ($0.14 per diluted share).



(b)

On June 6, 2017, the Company received $37.0 million ($0.43 per diluted share) in a cash settlement with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”), as successor in interest to Banc of America Securities LLC and Bank of America, N.A. (collectively “BofA”). The settlement pertained to litigation, which was filed by the Company in 2011, and related to the purchase by the Company of certain auction-rate securities from BofA. The Company recognized the settlement as a gain during the second quarter of 2017. For additional information, see Note 9 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



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(c)

In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) was enacted reducing the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective in 2018. As a result, tax expense in 2018 was positively impacted and in 2017 the Company recognized a favorable tax adjustment of $53.3 million ($1.05 per diluted share) primarily due to a one-time revaluation of its deferred tax assets and liabilities in connection with the adoption of the TCJA. For a further discussion of the effect of the TCJA, see Note 5 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



As of and For the Year Ended December 31,

 

(In thousands, except ratios and percentages)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL POSITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

$

3,175,643 

 

$

3,074,392 

 

$

2,837,756 

 

$

2,608,939 

 

$

2,454,594 

 

Current liabilities

 

1,597,966 

 

 

1,581,846 

 

 

1,518,943 

 

 

1,448,819 

 

 

1,344,447 

 

Working capital

$

1,577,677 

 

$

1,492,546 

 

$

1,318,813 

 

$

1,160,120 

 

$

1,110,147 

 

Current ratio

 

1.99 

 

 

1.94 

 

 

1.87 

 

 

1.80 

 

 

1.83 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

$

490,669 

 

$

467,499 

 

$

477,626 

 

$

523,525 

 

$

527,602 

 

Total assets

 

4,387,752 

 

 

4,264,123 

 

 

4,038,620 

 

 

3,861,300 

 

 

3,711,450 

 

Capitalization:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt

 

761,504 

 

 

736,276 

 

 

759,519 

 

 

817,684 

 

 

857,791 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

1,809,177 

 

 

1,713,275 

 

 

1,553,023 

 

 

1,420,227 

 

 

1,365,505 

 

Total capitalization

$

2,570,681 

 

$

2,449,551 

 

$

2,312,542 

 

$

2,237,911 

 

$

2,223,296 

 

Total debt as a percentage of total capitalization

 

30 

%

 

30 

%

 

33 

%

 

37 

%

 

39 

%

Ratio of debt to equity

 

0.42 

 

 

0.43 

 

 

0.49 

 

 

0.58 

 

 

0.63 

 

Stockholders' equity per common share

$

36.16 

 

$

34.42 

 

$

31.56 

 

$

28.94 

 

$

28.06 

 

OTHER DATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlog at year end

$

9,296,691 

 

$

7,283,434 

 

$

6,227,137 

 

$

7,465,129 

 

$

7,831,725 

 

New awards

 

6,467,918 

 

 

5,813,505 

 

 

3,735,084 

 

 

4,553,877 

 

 

5,369,747 

 

Capital expenditures

 

77,069 

 

 

30,280 

 

 

15,743 

 

 

35,912 

 

 

75,829 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

21,402 

 

 

163,550 

 

 

113,336 

 

 

14,072 

 

 

(56,678)

 

Net cash used in investing activities(a)

 

(70,208)

 

 

(87,133)

 

 

(13,844)

 

 

(30,932)

 

 

(25,181)

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

(28,979)

 

 

(75,376)

 

 

(24,190)

 

 

(41,788)

 

 

99,295 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(a)

Prior years were adjusted retrospectively to exclude changes in restricted cash from investing activities in accordance with Accounting Standards Update 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows, as discussed in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS



The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules in this Annual Report. This discussion contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. For cautions about relying on such forward-looking statements, please refer to the section entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the beginning of this Annual Report immediately prior to Item 1. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in Item 1A. Risk Factors and elsewhere in this Annual Report.



Executive Overview



Consolidated revenue for 2018 was $4.5 billion compared to $4.8 billion for 2017. The decrease was primarily driven by a mix of Building segment projects in California, including a large technology project that completed in the second quarter of 2018, and various electrical projects in New York within the Specialty Contractors segment, as revenue generated from project execution activities for certain new projects starting up did not fully offset reduced revenue from projects that have completed or are nearing completion.



Consolidated revenue for 2017 was $4.8 billion compared to $5.0 billion for 2016. The slight reduction was primarily due to decreased volume in our Building and Civil segments attributed to various projects that were completed or nearing completion. The decrease was partially offset by higher volume on certain Civil segment projects in California and New York, as well as certain Building segment projects in California and Maryland. In addition, revenue in 2017 was negatively impacted by the timing of certain Building and Civil projects that were in ramp-up stages.



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Despite the volume reduction, income from construction operations increased 7% in 2018 to $191.9 million compared to $179.5 million in 2017. The increase was primarily due to unfavorable adjustments that occurred in 2017 on certain mechanical projects in New York ($13.1 million in the aggregate, none of which were individually material) and California (which were not material individually or in the aggregate), as well as general and administrative expense savings in 2018 largely related to lower compensation costs. The increase was partially offset by a pre-tax charge in the first quarter of 2018 totaling $17.8 million, which was attributable to the unexpected adverse outcome of an arbitration decision on a completed Civil segment project in New York.



Income from construction operations for 2017 was $179.5 million compared to $201.9 million for 2016. The decrease was driven by the unfavorable adjustments in 2017 related to certain mechanical projects mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the lower volume in 2017 relative to 2016 and higher compensation-related general and administrative expenses in 2017. The decrease was partially offset by work performed on certain higher margin Civil and Building projects.



The effective tax rate was 26.3%, (0.4)% and 35.7% for 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The effective tax rates for 2018 and 2017 were favorably impacted by the enactment of the TCJA, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017. For a further discussion of the effect of the TCJA, see Note 5 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Earnings per diluted share was $1.66, $2.92 and $1.92 in 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The decreased earnings in 2018 were primarily attributable to the $17.8 million charge mentioned above. The higher earnings in 2017 compared to 2016 were primarily due to the above-mentioned tax benefit of $53.3 million ($1.05 per diluted share), as well as the 2017 gain on a $37.0 million ($0.43 per diluted share) legal settlement mentioned above (also see Note 9 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements).



Consolidated new awards in 2018 were $6.5 billion compared to $5.8 billion in 2017 and $3.7 billion in 2016. The Civil and Building segments were the predominant contributors of new awards during 2018 and 2016. The Civil segment was the major contributor of new awards during 2017.

 

Consolidated backlog was $9.3 billion, $7.3 billion and $6.2 billion as of December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The Company experienced backlog growth of 28% in 2018, driven by various large awards in the Civil and Building segments. As of December 31, 2018, the mix of backlog by segment was 55% for Civil, 25% for Building and 20% for Specialty Contractors. The Company experienced backlog growth of 17% in 2017, driven by various awards in the Civil segment.



Most projects in the Civil segment’s backlog typically convert to revenue over a period of three to five years and in the Building and Specialty Contractors segments over a period of one to three years. We estimate that approximately $4 billion, or 45%, of our backlog as of December 31, 2018 will be recognized as revenue in 2019.



The following table presents the changes in backlog in 2018:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Backlog at

 

 

 

Revenue

 

Backlog at



December 31,

 

New Awards

 

Recognized

 

December 31,

(in millions)

2017

 

in 2018 (a)

 

in 2018

 

in 2018 (b)

Civil

$

4,118.2 

 

$

2,609.8 

 

$

(1,586.1)

 

$

5,141.9 

Building

 

1,701.4 

 

 

2,493.4 

 

 

(1,861.7)

 

 

2,333.1 

Specialty Contractors

 

1,463.8 

 

 

1,364.8 

 

 

(1,006.9)

 

 

1,821.7 

Total

$

7,283.4 

 

$

6,468.0 

 

$

(4,454.7)

 

$

9,296.7 

(a)

New awards consist of the original contract price of projects added to our backlog plus or minus subsequent changes to the estimated total contract price of existing contracts.

(b)

Backlog may differ from the transaction prices allocated to the remaining performance obligations as disclosed in Note 3 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Such differences relate to the timing of executing a formal contract or receiving a notice to proceed. More specifically, backlog sometimes may include awards for which a contract has not yet been executed or a notice to proceed has not been issued, but for which there are no remaining major uncertainties that the project will proceed (e.g., adequate funding is in place).



The outlook for our Company’s growth over the next several years remains favorable, particularly in the Civil and Specialty Contractors segments, although the pace of growth could be moderated by project delays or the timing of project completions and project ramp-up activities. We anticipate that additional significant new awards should benefit these segments based on long-term capital spending plans by state, local and federal customers, as well as bipartisan support for infrastructure investments. In recent years, voters in numerous states approved dozens of long-term transportation funding measures totaling approximately $200 billion in long-term funding. The largest of these were in Los Angeles County, where Measure M, a half-cent sales tax increase, was approved and is expected to generate $120 billion of funding over 40 years and in Seattle, Washington, where Sound Transit 3 was passed and is expected to generate $54 billion of funding over 25 years. In addition, the Trump Administration previously proposed a significant infrastructure investment program. Furthermore, several large, long-duration civil infrastructure programs with which we are already involved are progressing, such as the Purple Line Extension projects in Los Angeles and New York City’s East Side Access project.

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Planning and permitting activities continue on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Improvements, including the Gateway Program, which is expected to rehabilitate an existing tunnel and construct a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River to connect service between New Jersey and New York’s Penn Station. Finally, while interest rates have climbed modestly from their historical low levels, they remain relatively low and generally favorable to sustain continued demand and spending by public and private customers on infrastructure projects.



For a more detailed discussion of operating performance of each business segment, corporate general and administrative expenses and other items, see Results of Segment Operations,  Corporate, Tax and Other Matters and Liquidity and Capital Resources below.

 

Results of Segment Operations



The results of our Civil, Building and Specialty Contractors segments are discussed below:



Civil Segment



Revenue and income from construction operations for the Civil segment are as follows:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Year Ended December 31,

(in millions)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

Revenue

$

1,586.1 

 

$

1,602.2 

 

$

1,669.0 

Income from construction operations

 

168.3 

 

 

192.2 

 

 

172.7 



Revenue for 2018 decreased slightly compared to 2017, as the impact of certain large projects that completed or are nearing completion was approximately offset by projects that started or experienced higher volume during 2018. Revenue for 2017 decreased 4% compared to 2016 primarily due to the impact of certain projects in New York, Washington and the Midwest that were completed or nearing completion in 2017. The decrease was partially offset by increased activity on certain mass-transit projects in California and New York that were ramping up.



Income from construction operations decreased 12% in 2018 compared to 2017, principally due to the $17.8 million charge in the first quarter of 2018 discussed above in the Executive Overview. Income from construction operations increased 11% in 2017 compared to 2016, principally due to increased project execution activity on certain higher-margin projects in California and New York.



Operating margin was 10.6% in 2018 compared to 12.0% in 2017 and 10.3% in 2016. The operating margin changes in 2018 and 2017 were primarily due to the reasons discussed above that impacted revenue and income from construction operations.



New awards in the Civil segment totaled $2.6 billion in 2018, $3.0 billion in 2017 and $1.6 billion in 2016. New awards in 2018 included the $800 million Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Minnesota; the Civil segment’s 50% share of the $1.4 billion Newark Airport Terminal One project, net of subcontracts awarded to Five Star Electric and WDF in the Specialty Contractors segment (with the remaining 50% share of the project booked in the Building segment’s backlog); a $410 million mass-transit project in California; a $121 million water tunnel project in California; a $93 million bridge project in New York; and an $82 million aircraft maintenance facility and hangar project in Guam.



New awards in 2017 included a $1.4 billion joint venture mass-transit project in California; a bridge project in Iowa valued at $323 million; a mass-transit project in New York worth $292 million; a joint venture tunnel project for a hydroelectric generating station in British Columbia valued at $274 million; a bridge project in New York valued at $189 million; $97 million of additional scope for a platform project in New York; a joint venture bridge project in Minnesota, for which the Company’s portion is valued at $90 million; a bridge project in New York valued at $82 million; a highway project in Maryland worth $78 million; and a military training range project in Guam worth $78 million. New awards in 2016 included a $663 million mass-transit project in New York, approximately $277 million of new bridge projects in the Midwest, the Company’s share of $244 million of additional contract scope for a mass-transit project in California, a $107 million highway project in Virginia and a $97 million airport terminal expansion project in Guam.



Backlog for the Civil segment was $5.1 billion as of December 31, 2018, compared to $4.1 billion as of December 31, 2017 and $2.7 billion as of December 31, 2016. Civil segment backlog grew 25% year-over-year in 2018 as a result of significant new award activity discussed above. The segment continues to experience strong demand reflected in a large pipeline of prospective projects, substantial anticipated funding from various voter-approved transportation measures and public agencies’ long-term spending plans. The Civil segment is well-positioned to capture its share of these prospective projects. The segment, however, continues to face considerable competition, including periodic aggressive bids from competitors.



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Building Segment



Revenue and income from construction operations for the Building segment are as follows:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Year Ended December 31,

(in millions)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

Revenue

$

1,861.7 

 

$

1,941.3 

 

$

2,069.8 

Income from construction operations

 

43.9 

 

 

34.2 

 

 

51.6 





Revenue for 2018 decreased modestly compared to 2017. The decrease was primarily driven by the net impact of the completion and ramp-up of various large projects in California, with the biggest contributor being a large technology project that was completed in the second quarter of 2018. Revenue for 2017 decreased slightly compared to 2016, principally due to decreased project execution activity on certain projects in California and Florida that were substantially complete, partially offset by increased activity on certain hospitality and gaming projects and a large technology project.



Despite the slight volume reduction, income from construction operations increased 28% in 2018 compared to 2017, largely due to contributions from the Newark Airport Terminal One project and a favorable closeout adjustment on a courthouse project in California. Income from construction operations decreased 34% in 2017 compared to 2016, primarily due to favorable closeout activities in 2016 on two projects in New York and the volume changes mentioned above. The decrease was partially offset by improved performance on a large technology project in California that was nearing completion.



Operating margin was 2.4% in 2018 compared to 1.8% in 2017 and 2.5% in 2016. The operating margin changes in 2018 and 2017 were due to the factors mentioned above that drove the changes in revenue and income from construction operations.

 

New awards in the Building segment totaled $2.5 billion in 2018, $1.7 billion in 2017 and $1.3 billion in 2016. New awards in 2018 included the Building segment’s 50% share of the $1.4 billion Newark Airport Terminal One project, net of subcontracts awarded to Five Star Electric and WDF in the Specialty Contractors segment; $311 million of additional funding for a technology project in California; a government office building project in California valued at $215 million; a $100 million military facility project in Saudi Arabia; an $88 million airport parking garage project in South Carolina; and incremental funding of $90 million and $82 million, respectively, for another technology office project and a health care project, both in California.



New awards in 2017 included four health care projects in California collectively worth $328 million; $250 million of initial funding for a technology office building in California; additional scope of work valued at $121 million for another technology office project in California; a U.S. embassy renovation project in Uruguay valued at $87 million; and an $80 million military facility project in Saudi Arabia. New awards in 2016 included a hospitality and gaming project in California and another in Maryland, collectively valued at $372 million; a hospitality project in California valued at $120 million; and a multi-unit residential project in Florida valued at $72 million.



Backlog for the Building segment was $2.3 billion as of December 31, 2018, compared to $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2017 and $2.0 billion as of December 31, 2016. The backlog growth in 2018 was primarily due to the award of the Newark Airport Terminal One project. The decline in backlog for 2017 was due to revenue burn that outpaced new awards. The Building segment continues to have a large volume of prospective projects, some of which have already been bid and are expected to be selected and awarded by customers in 2019. Demand for our building services is expected to remain stable due to ongoing customer spending supported by a still favorable interest rate environment.



Specialty Contractors Segment



Revenue and income from construction operations for the Specialty Contractors segment are as follows:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Year Ended December 31,

(in millions)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

Revenue

$

1,006.9 

 

$

1,213.7 

 

$

1,234.3 

Income from construction operations

 

43.4 

 

 

18.9 

 

 

37.9 





Revenue for 2018 decreased 17% compared to 2017 primarily due to reduced project execution activities on various electrical projects in New York and a mass-transit project in California. Revenue for 2017 decreased modestly compared to 2016, as decreased activity on various electrical projects in New York was largely offset by increased activity on various electrical projects in the southern U.S. and California.



Despite the volume reduction, income from construction operations increased 130% in 2018 compared to 2017, principally due to the absence of prior year unfavorable adjustments on certain mechanical projects in New York ($13.1 million in the aggregate, none of which were individually material) and California (which were not material individually or in the aggregate). Overall improvement in

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the performance of other mechanical projects in New York also contributed to the increase. Income from construction operations decreased 50% in 2017 compared to 2016, principally due to the impact of the above-mentioned unfavorable project adjustments on certain mechanical projects in New York and California. The decrease was partially offset by improved profitability on various electrical projects in New York and the increased activity mentioned above on various electrical projects.



Operating margin was 4.3% in 2018 compared to 1.6% in 2017 and 3.1% in 2016. The margin changes in both 2018 and 2017 were due to the factors mentioned above that impacted income from construction operations for both years.



New awards in the Specialty Contractors segment totaled $1.4 billion in 2018, $1.1 billion in 2017 and $867 million in 2016. New awards in 2018 included $364 million of electrical and mechanical subcontracts for the Newark Airport Terminal One project; $294 million for various electrical projects in New York; $248 million for various electrical projects in the southern United States and California; and $243 million for two large mechanical projects in New York.



New awards in 2017 included approximately $426 million for various electrical projects in the southern United States and California, two electrical subcontracts for mass-transit projects in New York collectively valued at $158 million, and four mechanical contracts in New York with a total value of $131 million. New awards in 2016 included various mechanical projects in New York collectively valued at approximately $146 million, several electrical projects in the southern United States totaling approximately $93 million and an electrical subcontract for a mass-transit project in New York valued at $86 million.



Backlog for the Specialty Contractors segment was $1.8 billion as of December 31, 2018 compared to $1.5 billion as of December 31, 2017 and $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2016. The Specialty Contractors segment continues to have a substantial volume of prospective projects with demand increasing because of strong public and private sector spending on civil and building projects. The Specialty Contractors segment is increasingly focused on servicing our growing backlog of large Civil and Building segment projects, but remains well-positioned to capture its share of new projects for external customers, leveraging the size and scale of our business units that operate in New York, Texas, Florida and California and the strong reputation held by these business units for high-quality work on large, complex projects.



Corporate, Tax and Other Matters



Corporate General and Administrative Expenses



Corporate general and administrative expenses were $63.8 million in 2018, $65.9 million in 2017 and $60.2 million in 2016. The 2017 increase in corporate general and administrative expenses compared to 2016 was predominantly due to higher compensation-related expenses pertaining to the employment and retention of certain key executives.



Other Income, Net, Interest Expense and Income Tax (Expense) Benefit





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Year Ended December 31,

(in millions)

2018

 

2017

 

2016

Other income, net

$

4.3 

 

$

43.9 

 

$

7.0 

Interest expense

 

(63.5)

 

 

(69.4)

 

 

(59.8)

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

(34.8)

 

 

0.6 

 

 

(53.3)



Other income, net, decreased by $39.6 million in 2018 compared to 2017, and increased by $36.9 million in 2017 compared to 2016. The higher balance in 2017 relative to the other years presented was primarily due to a $37.0 million gain associated with a legal settlement in 2017, as discussed in Note 9 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



Interest expense decreased $5.9 million in 2018 compared to the prior year, principally due to non-cash extinguishment costs recognized in 2017 related to our debt restructuring transactions in April 2017. Interest expense increased $9.6 million in 2017 compared to 2016 principally due to non-cash extinguishment costs recognized in 2017 related to our debt restructuring transactions, as well as increased non-cash interest charges from the amortization of debt discount and issuance costs.



The effective income tax rate was 26.3% for 2018, (0.4)% for 2017 and 35.7% for 2016. As discussed in the Executive Overview, the effective tax rates for 2018 and 2017 were positively impacted by the enactment of the TCJA. The TCJA included a number of provisions including, but not limited to, the reduction of the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, our tax expense in 2018 was lower due to the U.S. statutory rate reduction and we recognized a one-time federal income tax benefit of $53.3 million in 2017 primarily related to the required remeasurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities as of December 31, 2017 with the enactment of the TCJA. Excluding the benefit resulting from the enactment of the TCJA, the effective income tax rate for 2017 would have been 34.3%. For a further discussion of the effect of the TCJA, see Note 5 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources



Liquidity is provided by available cash and cash equivalents, cash generated from operations, credit facilities and access to capital markets. We have a committed line of credit totaling $350 million, which may be used for revolving loans, letters of credit and/or general purposes. We believe that cash generated from operations, along with our unused credit capacity of $309 million and cash position as of December 31, 2018, will be sufficient to fund any working capital needs for the next 12 months. 



Cash and Working Capital



Cash and cash equivalents were $116.1 million as of December 31, 2018 compared to $192.9 million as of December 31, 2017. Cash immediately available for general corporate purposes was $51.7 million and $94.7 million as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, with the remainder being our proportionate share of cash held by our unconsolidated joint ventures and also amounts held by our consolidated joint ventures, which, in both cases, were available only for joint venture-related uses, including distributions to joint venture partners. In addition, our restricted cash and restricted investments, held primarily to secure insurance-related contingent obligations, totaled $61.9 million as of December 31, 2018 compared to $57.8 million as of December 31, 2017.



During the year ended December 31, 2018, net cash provided by operating activities was $21.4 million, due primarily to cash generated from income sources mostly offset by changes in net investment in working capital. The change in working capital primarily reflects an increase in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings, which was partially offset by an increase in billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings. During the year ended December 31, 2017, net cash provided by operating activities was $163.6 million also due primarily to cash generated from income sources partially offset by changes in net investment in working capital. The change in working capital primarily reflects an increase in accounts receivable and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings, which was mostly offset by an increase in billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings.



Cash flow from operations for 2018 was $21.4 million compared to $163.6 million in 2017 (which was a record high for the Company since the 2008 merger). The decrease primarily reflects a higher net investment in working capital, as costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings increased $108.6 million more in 2018 than in 2017. In addition, cash flows from operations for 2017 benefited from a $37.0 million cash settlement associated with a legal matter, as discussed in Note 9 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. Cash flow from operations for 2017 improved $50.2 million compared to 2016 and was due to a lower net investment in working capital.



During 2018 and 2017, we used $70.2 million and $87.1 million of cash from investing activities, respectively. The net cash used in investing activities in 2018 was primarily due to $77.1 million of expenditures for the acquisition of property and equipment. The net cash used in investing activities for 2017 was attributable to investments in securities of $61.0 million and the acquisition of property and equipment of $30.3 million.



During 2018, we utilized $29.0 million of cash from financing activities principally due to distributions to noncontrolling interests of $29.0 million and an earn-out payment related to a 2011 acquisition of $16.0 million, partially offset by increased net borrowings of $14.8 million. Net cash used in financing activities for 2017 was $75.4 million, primarily due to the net paydown of debt, distributions paid to noncontrolling interests of $17.5 million and the payment of $15.3 million in debt issuance and extinguishment costs related to debt restructuring transactions.



As of December 31, 2018, we had working capital of $1.6 billion, a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 1.99 and a ratio of debt to equity of 0.43 compared to working capital of $1.5 billion, a ratio of current assets to current liabilities of 1.94 and a ratio of debt to equity of 0.43 at December 31, 2017.



Debt



Summarized below are the key terms of our debt as of December 31, 2018. For additional information, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, as applicable.



2017 Credit Facility



On April 20, 2017, we entered into a credit agreement (the “2017 Credit Facility”) with SunTrust Bank as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer and a syndicate of other lenders. The 2017 Credit Facility provides for a $350 million revolving credit facility (the “2017 Revolver”) and a sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit and swingline loans up to the aggregate amount of $150 million and $10 million, respectively, both maturing on April 20, 2022 unless any of the Convertible Notes are outstanding on December 17, 2020, in which case all such borrowings will mature on December 17, 2020 (subject to certain further exceptions). In addition, the 2017 Credit Facility permits additional borrowings in an aggregate amount of $150 million, which can be in the form of increased capacity on the 2017 Revolver or the establishment of one or more term loans. For additional information regarding the terms of our 2017 Credit Facility, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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The table below presents our actual and required consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio under the 2017 Credit Facility for the period, which are calculated on a rolling four-quarter basis:







 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 

Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018



 

Actual

 

Required

Fixed charge coverage ratio

 

3.19 to 1.00

 

> or = 1.25 : 1.00

Leverage ratio

 

2.74 to 1.00

 

< or = 3.50 : 1.00



As of the filing date of this Form 10-K, we are in compliance and expect to continue to be in compliance with the financial covenants under the 2017 Credit Facility.



2017 Senior Notes



On April 20, 2017, we issued $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “2017 Senior Notes”) in a private placement. Interest on the 2017 Senior Notes is payable in arrears semi-annually on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning on November 1, 2017.



Repurchase and Redemption of Notes and Termination of Credit Facility



We used proceeds from the 2017 Senior Notes and 2017 Revolver to repurchase or redeem our previously outstanding senior notes, to pay off and terminate our previous credit facility which included a term loan and revolver, as well as to pay accrued but unpaid interest and fees.



Convertible Notes



On June 15, 2016, we completed an offering of $200 million of Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company. Interest on the Convertible Notes is payable on June 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing on December 15, 2016, until the maturity date. Upon conversion, and at the Company’s election, the Company may satisfy its conversion obligation with cash, shares of its common stock or a combination thereof. As of December 31, 2018, none of the conversion provisions of our Convertible Notes have been triggered.



Equipment financing and mortgages



We have certain loans entered into for the purchase of specific property, plant and equipment and secured by the assets purchased. The aggregate balance of equipment financing loans was approximately $38.6 million and $61.1 million at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, with interest rates ranging from 2.19% to 3.38% with equal monthly installment payments over periods up to ten years with additional balloon payments of $12.4 million in 2021 and $6.3 million in 2022 on the remaining loans outstanding at December 31, 2018. The aggregate balance of mortgage loans was approximately $12.3 million and $15.7 million at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, with interest rates ranging from a fixed 3.50% to London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus 3% and equal monthly installment payments over periods up to ten years with additional balloon payments of $2.9 million in 2021 and $7.0 million in 2023.



Contractual Obligations



Our outstanding contractual obligations as of December 31, 2018 are summarized in the following table:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Payments Due

(in thousands)

Total

 

1 year or less

 

2-3 years

 

4-5 years

 

Over 5 years

Debt(a)

$

796,502 

 

$

16,817 

 

$

265,150 

 

$

14,535 

 

$

500,000 

Interest on debt(a)

 

240,283 

 

 

43,804 

 

 

81,339 

 

 

69,307 

 

 

45,833 

Operating leases

 

56,025 

 

 

14,039 

 

 

18,170 

 

 

12,154 

 

 

11,662 

Pension benefit payments(b)

 

6,162 

 

 

4,862 

 

 

1,300 

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Other

 

7,388 

 

 

747 

 

 

540 

 

 

48 

 

 

6,053 

Total

$

1,106,360 

 

$

80,269 

 

$

366,499 

 

$

96,044 

 

$

563,548 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Debt and interest on debt exclude unamortized debt discount and deferred debt issuance costs. Amounts for interest on debt are based on interest rates in effect as of December 31, 2018.

(b)

The Company utilizes current actuarial assumptions in determining the expected minimum contributions to fund our defined benefit pension and other post-retirement plans. Estimated contributions for periods beyond the scope of the actuarial assumptions have not been included because, in management’s judgment, such estimates may not be reliable.



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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements



None.

 

Critical Accounting Policies



Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based upon our Consolidated Financial Statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. The preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Estimates are based on information available through the date of the issuance of the financial statements; accordingly, actual results in future periods could differ from these estimates. Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). See Note 1(d), Note 3 and Note 4 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for more information. Significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements apply to the following critical accounting policies:



Method of Accounting for Contracts — Contract revenue is recognized over time using the cost-to-cost method which measures progress towards completion based on the ratio of contract costs incurred to date compared to total estimated costs for each performance obligation. The estimates used in accounting for contracts with customers require judgment and assumptions regarding both future events and the evaluation of contingencies such as the impact of change orders, liability claims, other contract disputes, the achievement of contractual performance standards and potential variances in project schedule and costs. Changes to the total estimated contract cost, either due to unexpected events or revisions to management’s initial estimates, for a given project are recognized in the period in which they are determined.



In certain instances, we provide guaranteed completion dates and/or achievement of other performance criteria. Failure to meet schedule or performance guarantees could result in unrealized incentive fees and/or liquidated damages. In addition, depending on the type of contract, unexpected increases in contract cost may be unrecoverable, resulting in total cost exceeding revenue realized from the projects. The Company generally provides limited warranties for work performed, with warranty periods typically extending for a limited duration following substantial completion of the Company’s work on a project. Historically, warranty claims have not resulted in material costs incurred.



Claims arising from construction contracts have been made against the Company by customers, and the Company has made claims against customers for costs incurred in excess of current contract provisions. The Company recognizes revenue for claims as variable consideration in accordance with ASC 606. Assumptions as to the occurrence of future events and the likelihood and amount of variable consideration are made during the contract performance period. Estimates of variable consideration and determination of whether to include estimated amounts in the transaction price are based largely on an assessment of anticipated performance and all information (historical, current and forecasted) that is reasonably available to management.

 

Construction Joint Ventures  Certain contracts are executed through joint ventures. The arrangements are often formed for the execution of single contracts or projects and allow the Company to share risks and secure specialty skills required for project execution.



In accordance with ASC 810, Consolidation (“ASC 810”) the Company assesses its joint ventures at inception to determine if any meet the qualifications of a variable interest entity (“VIE”). The Company considers a joint venture a VIE if either (a) the total equity investment is not sufficient to permit the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support, (b) characteristics of a controlling financial interest are missing (either the ability to make decisions through voting or other rights, the obligation to absorb the expected losses of the entity or the right to receive the expected residual returns of the entity), or (c) the voting rights of the equity holders are not proportional to their obligations to absorb the expected losses of the entity and/or their rights to receive the expected residual returns of the entity and substantially all of the entity’s activities either involve or are conducted on behalf of an investor that has disproportionately few voting rights. Upon the occurrence of certain events outlined in ASC 810, the Company reassesses its initial determination of whether the joint venture is a VIE.



The Company also evaluates whether it is the primary beneficiary of each VIE and consolidates the VIE if the Company has both (a) the power to direct the economically significant activities of the entity and (b) the obligation to absorb losses of, or the right to receive benefits from, the entity that could potentially be significant to the VIE. The Company considers the contractual agreements that define the ownership structure, distribution of profits and losses, risks, responsibilities, indebtedness, voting rights and board representation of the respective parties in determining whether it qualifies as the primary beneficiary. The Company also considers all parties that have direct or implicit variable interests when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary. When the Company is determined to be the primary beneficiary, the VIE is consolidated. In accordance with ASC 810, management’s assessment of whether the Company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE is performed continuously.



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For construction joint ventures that do not need to be fully consolidated, the Company accounts for its interest in the joint ventures using the proportionate consolidation method, whereby the Company’s proportionate share of the joint ventures’ assets, liabilities, revenue and cost of operations are included in the appropriate classifications in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. See Note 1(b) and Note 13 for additional discussion regarding VIEs.



Recoverability of Goodwill — Goodwill represents the excess of amounts paid over the fair value of net assets acquired from an acquisition. In order to determine the amount of goodwill resulting from an acquisition, we perform an assessment to determine the value of the acquired company's tangible and identifiable intangible assets and liabilities. In our assessment, we determine whether identifiable intangible assets exist, which typically include backlog, customer relationships and trade names.

 

We test goodwill for impairment annually as of October 1 of each year for our Civil, Building and Specialty Contractors operating segments, which are the same as our reporting units for goodwill impairment analysis. This test requires us to estimate the fair value of each reporting unit, using income and market approaches and to compare the calculated fair value of each reporting unit to its carrying value, which is equal to the reporting unit’s net assets. If the calculated fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, we recognize an impairment charge equal to the difference.



The impairment evaluation process requires assumptions that are subject to a high degree of judgment such as revenue growth rates, profitability levels, discount rates, industry market multiples and weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Changes in these assumptions would impact the results of our impairment tests.



As part of our annual impairment test, we also assess the reasonableness of the estimated fair value of our reporting units by comparing the sum of our reporting units’ fair values to our market capitalization and calculating an implied control premium (the excess of the aggregate fair values of our reporting units over our market capitalization). The reasonableness of this implied control premium is evaluated by considering a number of factors including, but not limited to, the following:



·

Market control premium: We compare our implied control premium to those observed in industry-specific mergers and acquisition transactions over a sustained period of time with an emphasis on more recent transactions.

·

Sensitivity analysis: We perform a sensitivity analysis to determine the minimum control premium required to recover our carrying value as of our testing date. The minimum control premium required is then compared to the observable market information.

·

Other entity-specific factors: A significant portion of our common stock is owned by our Chairman and CEO. As a result, our public float, which represents the percentage of our total outstanding shares of common stock that are freely traded by public investors, is significantly lower relative to that of our peers. While this circumstance does not impact the fair value of our reporting units, we believe it leads to an inherent marketability discount impacting our stock price.



During interim periods, including those subsequent to the Company’s October 1 annual test date, we evaluate events and circumstances, including, but not limited to, an examination of macroeconomic conditions, cost factors, overall financial performance by each reporting unit, other relevant entity-specific events, and trends in the stock prices of our Company and peers to determine if such factors indicate that it is likely that the goodwill for one or more of our reporting units is impaired, thus warranting the performance of the annual impairment test sooner than the fourth quarter of the year.



During the fourth quarter of 2018, we conducted our annual goodwill impairment test and determined that goodwill was not impaired since the estimated fair value for each of our reporting units exceeded their respective net book values. Further, the implied control premium was consistent with or within a reasonable range of actual premiums paid in industry-specific merger and acquisition transactions observed over a sustained period of time. The estimated fair value of the Civil and Building reporting units were substantially in excess of their carrying value. The estimated fair value of our Specialty Contractors reporting unit exceeded its carrying value, but not by a significant amount. As such, there is a risk of goodwill impairment if future events are less favorable than what we assumed or estimated in our impairment analysis.



The Company considered relevant events and circumstances since the annual goodwill impairment test, including, but not limited to, an examination of macroeconomic conditions, industry and market conditions, cost factors, overall financial performance by each reporting unit, other relevant entity-specific events, and trends in the stock prices of the Company and its peers. The Company has continued to observe significant opportunities in a robust marketplace which have led to sizable new awards and significant growth in backlog for each of the Company’s reporting units, including the Specialty Contractors reporting unit, which has backlog margins in excess of historical averages. In considering the totality of qualitative factors known as of the reporting date, we determined that no triggering events occurred or circumstances changed since the date of our October 1 annual test that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the Company’s reporting units below their carrying amounts. Accordingly, an interim impairment test was not required. However, we will continue to monitor circumstances such as a sustained decline in our stock price and market capitalization or other factors, as well as consider entity specific quantitative and qualitative factors to identify potential triggering events that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the Company’s reporting units below their carrying amounts.



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New Accounting Pronouncements — For discussion of recently adopted accounting standards and updates, see Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK



Interest rate risk is our primary market risk exposure. Borrowing under our 2017 Credit Facility and certain other debt obligations have variable interest rates subject to interest rate risk. As of December 31, 2018, we had approximately $49.1 million of net borrowings with variable interest rates. If short-term floating interest rates were to increase by 0.50%, the change in interest on these borrowings would increase by approximately $250,000.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA



The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Schedules are set forth in Item 15 in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE



None.

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES



Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures — An evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined by Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act, as of December 31, 2018 was made under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of December 31, 2018, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective, in that they provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act were recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules. Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information we are required to disclose in such reports is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.



Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting — Our management, under the supervision of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for establishing and maintaining an adequate system of internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f). In designing and evaluating our system of internal control over financial reporting, we recognize that inherent limitations exist in any control system no matter how well designed and operated, and we can only provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In making this assessment, management utilized the criteria issued in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.  Based on this assessment, management concluded that, as of December 31, 2018, our internal control over financial reporting was effective based on those criteria.



Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. In addition, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate due to changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with policies and procedures may deteriorate.



Deloitte & Touche LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm that audited our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, has issued an attestation report on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018.



Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting — There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.



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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM



To the Stockholders and the Board of Directors of

Tutor Perini Corporation

Sylmar, California



Opinion on Internal Control over Financial Reporting



We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Tutor Perini Corporation and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2018, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by COSO.



We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2018, of the Company and our report dated February 27, 2019, expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements.



Basis for Opinion 



The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.



We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.



Definition and Limitations of Internal Control over Financial Reporting



A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.



Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.



/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP



Los Angeles, California



February 27, 2019



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ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION



None.

 

PART III.



ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE



The information required by this Item 10 is hereby incorporated by reference from our definitive proxy statement to be filed within 120 days after the end of 2018.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION



The information required by this Item 11 is hereby incorporated by reference from our definitive proxy statement to be filed within 120 days after the end of 2018.

 

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS



The information required by this Item 12 is hereby incorporated by reference from our definitive proxy statement to be filed within 120 days after the end of 2018.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE



The information required by this Item 13 is hereby incorporated by reference from our definitive proxy statement to be filed within 120 days after the end of 2018.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES



The information required by this Item 14 is hereby incorporated by reference from our definitive proxy statement to be filed within 120 days after the end of 2018.

 

PART IV.



ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES



Tutor Perini Corporation and Subsidiaries



(a) List of Documents Filed as a Part of This Report.



1.           Financial Statements:

Our consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2018 and the Notes thereto, together with the report of the independent registered public accounting firm on those consolidated financial statements are hereby filed as part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, beginning on page F-1.



2.           Financial Statement Schedules:

All consolidated financial statement schedules are omitted because of the absence of the conditions under which they are required or because the required information is included in the Consolidated Financial Statements and in the Notes thereto.



3.           Exhibits:

             See exhibits listed under Part (b) below.

 

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(b) Exhibits.

 

EXHIBIT INDEX



The following designated exhibits are, as indicated below, either filed herewith or have heretofore been filed with the SEC under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act and are referred to and incorporated herein by reference to such filings.





 

Exhibit 3.

Articles of Incorporation and By-laws

3.1

Restated Articles of Organization (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Form 10-K (File No. 001-06314) filed on March 31, 1997).

3.2

Articles of Amendment to the Restated Articles of Organization of Tutor Perini Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed on April 12, 2000).

3.3

Articles of Amendment to the Restated Articles of Organization of Tutor Perini Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed on September 11, 2008).

3.4

Articles of Amendment to the Restated Articles of Organization of Tutor Perini Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to Form 10-Q filed on August 10, 2009).

3.5

Third Amended and Restated By-laws of Tutor Perini Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to Form 10-Q filed on August 2, 2016).

Exhibit 4.

Instruments Defining the Rights of Security Holders, Including Indentures

4.1

Shareholders Agreement, dated April 2, 2008, by and among Tutor Perini Corporation, Ronald N. Tutor and the shareholders of Tutor-Saliba Corporation signatory thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on April 7, 2008).

4.2

Amendment No. 1 to the Shareholders Agreement, dated September 17, 2010, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Ronald N. Tutor, as shareholder representative (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on September 20, 2010).

4.3

Amendment No. 2 to the Shareholders Agreement, dated June 2, 2011, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Ronald N. Tutor, as shareholder representative (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on June 6, 2011).

4.4

Amendment No. 3 to the Shareholders Agreement, dated September 13, 2011, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Ronald N. Tutor, as shareholder representative (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on September 16, 2011).

4.5

Registration Rights Agreement, dated October 20, 2010, by and among Tutor Perini Corporation, certain subsidiary guarantors named therein and the initial purchasers named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Form 8-K filed on October 21, 2010).

4.6

Indenture, dated June 15, 2016, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Wilmington Trust, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on June 16, 2016). 

4.7

Indenture, dated April 20, 2017, among Tutor Perini Corporation, the guarantors named therein and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Form 8-K filed on April 25, 2017).

Exhibit 10.

Material Contracts

10.1*

Form of Director and Officer Indemnification Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19 to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-1 (File No. 333-111338) filed on February 10, 2004).

10.2*

2009 General Incentive Compensation Plan (incorporated by reference to Annex B to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Form DEF 14A filed on April 17, 2009).

10.3*

Amended and Restated Tutor Perini Corporation Long-Term Incentive Plan (as amended on October 2, 2014 and included as Exhibit A to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on October 2, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference.

10.4*

Tutor Perini Corporation Incentive Compensation Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on May 26, 2017). 

10.5*

Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated December 22, 2014, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Ronald N. Tutor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on December 24, 2014).

10.6*

Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated January 5, 2018, by and between Tutor Perini Corporation and Ronald N. Tutor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Fo