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J Jacobs Engineering

Participants
Jonathan Doros Investor Relations
Steve Demetriou Chair and CEO
Bob Pragada President and COO
Kevin Berryman President and CFO
Jerry Revich Goldman Sachs
Josh Sullivan The Benchmark Company
Jamie Cook Credit Suisse
Steven Fisher UBS
Andy Kaplowitz Citigroup
Chad Dillard Bernstein
Sean Eastman KeyBanc Capital Markets
Michael Dudas Vertical Research
Gautam Khanna Cowen
Michael Feniger Bank of America
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Operator

Good day and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Jacobs’ Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Mr. Relations. Investor of Doros Jonathan Thank you. go Please ahead.

Jonathan Doros

Good you. all. to Thank morning

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Steve Demetriou

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to of and a more I our the Pragada achieve world. create connected provide Bob call of trust by to people the over to Our line the will sustainable clients With knowledge, our have purpose curiosity more detail to that, turn business.

Bob Pragada

Steve. you, Thank

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community, highly well the intelligence Our DoD as escape for recurring as revenue. commercialize will strong scale presence in resulting Enablement and the solutions, Center, our their profitable BlackLynx Digital and across to velocity provide

collection strategic announced enhance analytics, which with intelligence spectrum XXX, a recently and investment RF suite will with of distribution also agreement offering. automation their and our digital technologies and We HawkEye

a commercial and significant as Moving acceleration process capital Today, on infused space of the emerging work as test space is satellite-based optimization, to such into opportunities other space well commercial tourism debris. facility space, prototype and projects. space the of a manufacturing affordability being with system companies, to the reality, of companies becoming and of as amount and impact technologies the studies subsystem with we understand support need

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in is we to national billion $X.X includes and bill infrastructure support at technology XG bipartisan for The military strong robust of selection with in DoD continue XG new the demand solutions remaining heavily CMS increasing bases summary, our in opportunities next In the U.S. addition, billion, In for rollout investing see with business qualified XX-month in which sales source profile. $XX new $XX the pipeline an above XXXX. billion includes priorities. margin remains

business. consulting climate economy with firm, growth of strong I the climate the I transition Now themes net the top Places of year-over-year is discuss modernization a year respond leading to infrastructure the & energy financial growth. We the clean will global and solutions, response, across to mitigate Jacobs backlog on climate discuss net eight, finished results natural and our pandemic rapidly impacts X% our annual slide with to ranked environmental to disasters. with Solutions Starting effort People performance will as a emergency, advance of revenue digitization. major zero and response,

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towards green and shifts clients Our transit that fleets. assets, continues team win operational to support contracts technology with

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most rethink $X of pandemic response, the health to Jacobs wins theme and chain momentum new the shortages. with they involves opportunities across the is health Australia, ongoing with several in phase aspect on pandemic next has semiconductor systems response U.S., Moving Europe and new global The Jacobs the as biopharma, a supply such biotechnology shortage, chain, billion successfully multi-year facility. in of the semiconductor operations. supply impact backlog disruption gaining with sectors as won significant chip of to

industry, to growth significant leading we years. As are services year sector poised electronics expect further the the accelerate the this in for next world’s electronics business and over semiconductor provider technical our the several to

and large Intel’s Intel’s and Jacobs private to we fully digital to technologies the and chip with fab in is we most Globally -- in continuing major markets. selected new in long-term modernization Port undertake upgrade Arabia. integrated air were won third history. with transportation, projects across to infrastructure and in the crossing transport Harbor. Arizona airport is be project all Arizona’s Aziz largest which ports In recently demand. process Freeway network partners are as will all Saudi transformative like leading designing, modes. And Dammam, and a for a program fact, become program Hub management is solutions, It engineering Fab, to be In Poland, the for Solidarity initial for significant manager significance. XXXX. across and in sectors Transport of road capacity selected are planned advanced $X.X manufacture the billion South is scheduled with multimodal wins Sydney pandemic the XX will ports consortium an operational maritime, investment Warringah for carbon high-speed investments million Abdul platform The Interconnected which travel for Projects along the of Jacobs design a for a several Wales we sustainable and rail win pioneering transformation we national to response, passengers. climate highways, with sustainable future represent program new manufacturers. growth including In Eastern New transportation transportation to benchmark delivery King are zero Europe’s accommodate greenfield were The

continued complex sectors. challenges. see for across with emphasizing agreements client and supported our wins relationships London, investment solving Transportation client’s transportation Departments for most major framework longstanding existing position summary, P&PS State In and Our U.S. we market-leading Transport the of our

experiencing in deliver We are investment are economic to Infrastructure year as indicating new well-positioned we global fiscal to first from value our and our builds exciting clients and develop and stimulus. the other that already the of wins Act U.S. momentum capability quarter unmatched

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Kevin Berryman

you, good Thank Bob, all call and listening on today. to this day

followed by slide XX our quarter a fourth financial to fiscal Turning year for review. overview of results

net our margin our PA XX%. to XX strong by which communicated, Consulting, accretive forma gross benefit previously acquisitions by year, well gross rate driven pro X%. was Fourth quarter was quarter profile net favorable quarter. quarter and gross revenue XX.X%, nearly the have the extra full Places, gross a year-over-year. fourth People year-over-year XXXX as quarters, increased our in X% has including rate the we by Adjusted As up for year from which of in had all as was percentage net was our X% growth revenue basis and XXX from compared up for revenue and fiscal impacted margin weeks mix revenue the normal margin ago week, impact year-over-year X% CMS, XX-week adjusting growth the X%, of & with in revenue points as Consistent last up quarter both year-over-year a a increase the year

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reported points on year-over-year primarily Our to and share final Stock costs amortization and net to mark-to-market restructuring XX per changes basis. rate basis and related impact related tax profit the from FX U.K. costs. included of $X.XX to net adjusted the of of and $X.XX statutory the $X.XX EPS to was XX%, continuing other other related GAAP operations a items, $X.XX up operating and rounded from $X.XX related $X.XX impact, acquired of related to other XXXX Focus Worley intangibles, tax-related transaction revenue and

items, these including Excluding fourth discussed from the legal the quarter EPS $X.XX, was matter. $X.XX adjusted burden previously

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LOB I would further highlight Before footprint. we optimization of turning to to that currently performance, estate our like on working real are a

while ranging a first As million components in from of charge $XX are reviewing result, to expect of plan, non-cash the half potential we XXXX. we million fiscal impairment key still the the $XX

offices. Our new and options footprint will more new facilitate virtual technology leverage workspaces collaborative our work in that

performance, the was slide X% our Regarding down to on Starting was when adjusting QX let’s year-over-year, LOB with a extra basis. revenue relatively flat pro turn in XX. week QX XXXX but forma XXXX CMS, for

QX. you digits year-over-year two roll-offs growth contract and CMS impact forma $XXX revenue million pro expect revenue rollout during XXXX Let CMS out was and this related ago, of up the off In excluding impact year the to adjusting When to contract two -- from sign-off we contracts. impacting transitioning the year-over-year. these an $XXX continue me will of in we approximate phase represented This remind a for the -- expect year-over-year dynamic to transitional revenue week QX, the double extra margin million quarter. lower

the underlying down with reported -- result, expect a being As XXXX be quarter basis, stronger. expected on report much in growth to we the a slightly first revenue of we year-over-year

operating X.X%. reported XXXX CMS year, a CMS up single-digit to growth was Operating trajectory the rate. improve XXX over the strong year-over-year up full was mid-to-high resulting year growth basis in X%. expect margin to million, profit We $XXX QX profit points

by margin. quarter the the year with improvement higher operating margin For the and driven business. focus was for The the to our profit million, full on up $XXX margin in year, CMS opportunities across operating operating profit was strategy XX%, X.X%

the in remain to XXXX. margin mid-X% fiscal profit operating through expect range We

was costs operating the growth on year revenue legal in XXXX. year-over-year revenue In Moving P&PS to was week, People QX. grew earlier. When total been driven have in million factoring P&PS would I X% for for described impact the the up from $XX Places, the fiscal by flat & settlement year-over-year. QX down net X% legal QX extra approximately settlement back X% net profit profit QX, up Adding costs, was year-over-year, operating and

X% up the For the excluding fiscal was legal year, or operating profit X% settlement.

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pro net the expected Our a XXXX clear sheet. -- debt of adjusted forma to EBITDA is approximately indication our X.X balance of times, strength

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turn Now Steve. over back to will I it

Steve Demetriou

Thanks, Kevin.

which the for outlook adjusted range to be introducing represents $X.XX billion $X.XX double-digit at XXXX a in billion, of fiscal are midpoint EBITDA to our We growth.

adjusted for per is outlook $X.XX Our of range $X.XX. to fiscal XXXX in share the earnings

benefit and U.S. XXXX. support the the second Investment a Act Infrastructure expect growth fiscal our half We multiyear to in of from Jobs

further call expound the on open of we anticipate Operator, we strategy transformation. As infrastructure fiscal for modernization, beyond growth organic financial questions. opportunities our We will by we long-term will model. XXXX. EPS investor sustained in March now and $XX approximately substantial in-person our response look and see in digital At year, we driven this for adjusted event climate

Operator

the [Operator And Goldman question Revich Instructions] Jerry Sachs. from first line your of comes of

Jerry Revich

Good Yes. Hi. everyone. morning,

Steve Demetriou

Good morning, Jerry.

Jerry Revich

clearly getting Steve, underweight the ESG to going for forward? scoring ESG been are of the How impact as Jacobs. portions because portfolio together a focus the you the folks that, CMS XX% CMS way portfolio, portfolio built much unfortunately, of idiosyncratic view you funds green you the or it’s businesses that aren’t bring folks and does credit

Steve Demetriou

explain ramping is nuclear of look, see revenue are that I the that, probably, is up some for delivering get things ESG what reaching and overall holding in call understand sort Government are national investors or to of are to more as because largest our are security Well, around and weapons fact But back. part are would very our that probably there out small of try X% involved a them of public clarity, really of to U.S. some really those really I less that focused there we investors critical like climate we not out a the think, to going work is the which that back change manufacturing we that investors think than the the holding to that people portion, solutions whatever we attract I more as ESG that lot they want story. be of company are

Jerry Revich

on clarification, about you at context? How is a all? X% thinking Just divestiture of are the that that table within portfolio the

Steve Demetriou

hear a stern more Jerry, next few years, Look will again, over little thought it’s so else, anything the about small that we haven’t really strategy. you about that. like But the

to up right sure will portfolio We we transform our that our are proven aligned right growth portfolio continue with to we in we dynamics at make going have direction. to I and are the think and the now all continue to look

Jerry Revich

Thanks. Okay.

Operator

from Company. comes The Benchmark line Sullivan of question the Josh of next Your

Josh Sullivan

morning. Good Hey.

Steve Demetriou

Good morning.

Josh Sullivan

just some I into global expectations on XXXX. you curious us CapEx could was give if just perspective

touched You guys have out move CapEx portfolio many a into of planning your customers XXXX view, such large to global for so different look what pandemic? as the they our and From heading generally markets.

Kevin Berryman

our strong really do think our are significant build over we shortage I now. become side a think -- how global things the our transform spend So, there’s comments exactly looking facilities, our services I customers in more relates that a a same very, then that are sustainable ultimately can ability the very, is semiconductor to Bob they the all robustly private capacities the their environmental way of and highlighted now to that his out, solutions look, that in thinking and about I have the I couple next thinking And very more about acute clients augment we several that comment. advanced with to And would many economy clients clearly is our government of footprints as are specifically, need in years. facilitating clear. point and to about that that’s think, it

that we and to CapEx very is and taken to in the out regard. becoming strong environmental space where global well, sustainable business piece that is last globe. think viable, capability energy gas oil incremental will that The that the with working actions are ultimately touching sets contributor them climate more I the and is as business So would our provide transition help being I around call a them then

So you I think a the work very these wide them, strongly actually are on focused term. incremental a were will given very, are we wide think longer areas, lot are do encourage which we -- focused and right. we CapEx of There swath across

Operator

Your of question Jamie from the Suisse. Cook Credit next of comes line

Jamie Cook

achieve put about, there morning. $XX, of Good a Kevin, investment? to you EPS growth are first to my will I some the XXXX, restructuring I of the terms topline or there. obviously, $XX, share the on M&A support, or one, the Hi. target can you $XX? help sheet then margins, I parameters do of guess, that’s the good there. can talk question guess you balance costs in utilize that first $XX need sort out question. repurchase for just provide to the start achieve there So, And terms we in

Kevin Berryman

material we deployment to involve doesn’t The fashion. are Jamie, Thanks Yeah. any really organic $XX is in for that. alluding number and an really thanks. capital that

And to Steve our talk think, potential we working clearly, more strategy, upside there outlined. with which that will but of are all through March, we as so, about in I numbers, those be could

can think, finalizing what going little whatnot. premature assured, assume to Rest as pretty that all that So, some much not we you are as margins to an is get accomplished margin perspective. I questions of your a are down from the it are for relates work we and trying overall

As our We it normal our to most to are are do going we the working to course of the we highlight look, are in relates get we estate -- think that cost embedded there, did fact optimization expenditures. be be to a real did to things further that able of on going I that footprint. operational

Jamie Cook

Yeah.

Kevin Berryman

expecting… We are

Jamie Cook

Okay.

Kevin Berryman

up then to of TBD, other the moneys top maybe quarter. maybe XXXX I XX would be there’s in the say. and about and XX, XX I beyond, if that, things, going to not XX And first XXXX, first to of significant maybe in impairment potential half, a XX to think even then … in on

are we restructuring things and portfolio of somewhat we that acquisitions probably than of thinking those terms the of like costs deal relative things those. of costs would in minimis outside really other kind so and occur And that to de integration and

Operator

from Fisher the next your UBS. comes And of line of question Steven

Steven Fisher

morning. Thanks. Great. Good

from and is business the a breakout up think, kind to said started couple think growth, P&PS revenue I this is, to the But, seems you of organic of the on Kevin, for X% stock and One maybe quarters. think, needs upside that it things X.X% quarter. really I I about the the of which growth the see we like last NSR

of rest on you So for part have fiscal the as really maybe extent that you that growth what of have So in what just you some and assumption give what’s more you factored color us stimulus are there breakout on the you. for because growth? organic QX a Thank seeing exactly qualitatively to XXXX, P&PS now?

Kevin Berryman

So then, can let you and take me any Bob, commentary… it, add

Bob Pragada

Sure.

Kevin Berryman

… would you like if to.

Bob Pragada

Sure.

Kevin Berryman

and in period the what and than are a our associated We the the been with few numbers we where in to of this get not QX QX in by more QX growth the QX be are that’s likely a time aren’t little into more quarters. be the QX over and we QX an we going of in solid bit that is going event. acceleration more and Maybe really have impacted but benefits to Having and do seeing yet excited our QX Look, stimulus. primarily incremental forward we believe that last I all is going QX said we that. would so that, about expect stimulus believe

some advanced good growth and hopefully, but it much think And accelerate solid starting QX that we do benefit facilities, of see & as so QX again, QX are will in I and the we then on and QX see certainly to Places into of some not so QX will in People the QX in and numbers.

good that too. investing momentum. growth, front feel make in comment about of we the we did developing that I the are So

a going incremental margin So we we are that associated heavily. lot of investing see with to not are because

Bob Pragada

around the that, we is been have out started bookings. bookings that to add project is we it’s that I’d other part think at from the What just optimism the our perspective, Yeah. Steve If the a about cycle. Kevin, what life look that. way there giving us -- the to what’s we What that year solid. of is

end escalate. front they subsequent off are services through and bookings where these will that programs the phases some are these projects with go on starting of our then the and services of consultative So

good leading So, Kevin what saying. that support is very overall, indicators

Operator

of And your from of comes the question line next Kaplowitz Andy Citigroup.

Andy Kaplowitz

guys. morning, Good Hey.

Steve Demetriou

Good morning.

Bob Pragada

Good morning.

Kevin Berryman

Hi.

Andy Kaplowitz

you what on margin going I despite significant that’s contract in in more margin QX digits in said into revenue -- see to flowing need CMS the XXXX, of FY the single-digit you burn, from And that then over the Is give deliver that there? you you recording FY but stay risen versus the double but X% and/or else XXXX? to seems us have side, margin have your CMS guidance impacting to suggest to can what’s have, the awards now get the on had last revenue would in up acceleration that contribution Can lower what been CMS? range in think, an color you margin backlog been work you something there mid-X% you mid-to-high in your quarter, Kevin a still already little through.

Kevin Berryman

which to in and number, now years may that X% we ago, have strategy. four you as years, we specifically, and is margin we with contracts, our CMS two the consistent to when X% did it’s recall, built have So, profit great margin operating these years, the were over three time mid-X% large lower

specifically, some going to look and other beyond, that in that’s for and dampen Idaho will we hold well. on and XXXX to But going we As to other with above started margin. XXXX, XXXX work. ramp business It’s not our flat have about we then just remediation it as nuclear lower margin associated see margin incremental

flows a margins term play. with a the in, long when come It’s it’s contracts ebbs margin of So the just big them. associated continuation and

terms in and again So in limited start a to of and beyond. then XXXX XXXX margin build incremental we little is

Steve Demetriou

the, your opening it’s know it for there’s up background some if just are noise. Operator, don’t for you questions. So side I that

that? double you could check So

Operator

Chad your sir. question the And Bernstein. of Yes, from of Dillard next comes line

Chad Dillard

Hi. Good morning, guys.

So the climate ahead, rank the just about wanted segments? Can through dynamics to just and dig terms size into of you many infrastructure, the of PPS, guys the How just the I relative just thinking talk digitization. so semiconductor, then you change, think those you are opportunity of up stack you effects? competitive like sizing guys where opportunities got specific in in

Steve Demetriou

front front the repeat the that -- little you can question again, part broken. end Chad, a it’s of

Chad Dillard

Sure. Yeah.

was different again competitive just those? just semis, want positioning infrastructure, relative those so it understand the from about climate how in size of talk you the terms saying, I your I digitalization sizing seems relative to are So, opportunity ahead rank in all change, many across just PPS, if effects just you can of opportunities the opportunities, guys in and the and

Steve Demetriou

Sure.

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we deliver in can market those are honing squarely and transportation, areas value. are climate with where We leadership client a on affiliated that are environmental immediate of resiliency relationships, we have the water and and around in change. And that all long-term impacts sound those

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really so long-term gaining setting the priorities. that’s share clients And it’s with

Operator

of And next Eastman of from Capital the line KeyBanc your comes Sean question Markets.

Sean Eastman

gentlemen. Hi,

am looking just So target. the XXXX I at

there of couple the at it I And XXXX over are like So to makes that mechanics the talk midpoint through think XXXX CAGR of that out guidance, reconcile strong you around ay that earnings growth earnings, next hope that? Seems earnings be to maybe question going seems quite helpful? like should actually I you the just fiscal would that way the exit we the considering going velocity implies the wanted to see described years. is just wanted of XX% the I some cadence outpace fiscal and accelerating XXXX? there’s to be fiscal sense, growth commentary there, conservatism, of

Kevin Berryman

think what we executed be think, are expect are numbers to we we that do, forth be do our our put I of business Look, what when able against. indications obviously to we to those going

it’s to being, clear XX% of out. ends yeah, so, whatever have what’s it clearly growth moving velocity whether or we we how and or us. with that But or good year a exit we margin this plays greater front have XX%, and enhancing we of haul up than And we there’s are a what see pieces, hopefully in are a will of XX% to, will lot XX% right, is long solid got entered going I you so ultimately, think, that

Sean Eastman

Okay.

Operator

Vertical And your comes question Michael Research. next line the from of of Dudas

Michael Dudas

have serve Bob, get your a everybody. PPS long-term you how to and to collaborative out client morning, to your guide acquisitions with pipeline achieve CMS, employees that these Maybe, be your to company of you leverage But do as that growth on the and share into side, can some on little you drive acquisitions. there recent interesting going opportunities bit professionals work more higher the margin that on other increasing But see cyber/intel opportunities and your some Good know things even also base? certainly from is you business. targets I you in is and the PA to the further put set thoughts the of

Bob Pragada

Hi, Michael.

Let me a that here unpack bit.

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right -- ago the If and the in Group and are you these BlackLynx, be extremely we Where services Buffalo well. at with advisory are that whether in, has within did higher we played and in and bull’s with intelligence. that with the end cyber diversification Group where look client of down are right Buffalo most CMS going we a two bringing it recently out the last about eye year the

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we now for about, got decades is several within have strategy. We to what strategy our our are has with markets technology-enabled coupled that as with acquisition knowledge a solutions those domain accelerants position been talking our end strong really

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So front. we are excited all on

Operator

Khanna And next of the line Cowen. from Gautam your of question comes

Gautam Khanna

I follow guys. Good on wanted Hey. morning, up the to outstanding bids.

how resolution CMS if did up could next might you to sense terms how And you. I of -- of source think for, how range in are a talk get relatedly at of of for fiscal and is of terms and much the rebid? the does recompete bookings? quarter continuing December adjudication the outcomes business expecting in concentration the billion over basis you Thank how about selection just year, us the and your said strong phasing of -- change -- sort in just how that kind $XX what a timeline, you the

Steve Demetriou

pretty look, expecting And resolution, and places telecom work where are and feel are out well-positioned in especially and this rates, growth the budgets, very there. next that how and -- the pretty aligned defense and in that at significantly we increase the we and NASA cyber budget and space in like all confident about and positive whole the we positive, hypersonic budgets the too play The several played get we we months will Yeah. concluded. are over continuing out DoD are classified

to is budget. asked government very There there. some comes to this question as timing So see the of whole really are the modest the you that delay it delay, clients outcome has down just waiting been

of timing. that we second finalized, talking that I And see so whether prospects or sort these of as the are soon think, as that about in near-term December of kind to we we gets intended a quarter, happens that unleash, few

as the XXXX. growth in are why very that’s So revenue trend are CMS we optimistic about -- upward we we through move

Kevin Berryman

have a year on rebid at on question couple be rebids. through. Just risk into end larger There we assumptions. But your of going to no really there’s are that the the is year the rebids to embedded thinking XXXX a follow-up

Operator

your line next America. And Michael of the question Bank of Feniger comes from of

Michael Feniger

are EPS my of midpoint for guys. on growth. not did you missing to the is here, taking question, Thanks XXXX just Hey, Kevin, so Sean’s and range just XX% anything up follow in the guys end question. we high your

will taking incrementals it big there growth ramping off earnings down up, anything in infrastructure of why not alluding would Is Investor of -- it flesh level Is as I recompete the with is where out to you be or why help Is there conceptually, you know of risk? aware XXXX? Just CMS SG&A would more accelerate, of at margins the kind really understand, were kind we higher it step just are? XXXX. us should of to, So Day. picture the just

backend $XX EPS what earnings see just which growth? the would Just that back getting of that when there, bridge growth the that we loaded, and earnings you are year, hold guys just are this the is things

Kevin Berryman

we look, talking years Well, from are now. XXXX That’s here. four

some of a world to midst years it’s the looks in what prudent the still about like from now. are variability I put four think pandemic We and

a is in good XXXX. So about I there are number the powerful out that we place $XX economic most if message not think even is the in putting situation

we can to way, are like after, I four the we numbers feel that years now. Prudent and think, that’s get prudent. it’s by put from look, So, out and appropriate

lot years. can happen four in So a

Michael Feniger

Thank you.

Operator

from of comes line the Kaplowitz Andy Citigroup. Your final of question

Andy Kaplowitz

Hey, PA because almost guys. XXXX. of accretion on want in just recorded again. follow Good you to Consulting, $X.XX morning, I up

exceeded guy color? original wide what think XXXX. I announced We for and original was want that’s know tell exactly at your there, does Jacobs what a that your has embedded but to moving your FY the give us don’t can probably And expectations know us when guide such essentially deal. by I in you what’s amount you forward? double maybe you what PA mean

Steve Demetriou

couple over of any will a turn and for that’s it So Bob things I color. maybe to additional

performance. been work that happening chunk lot been in their of Government, alluding have it, work a growth, in related specific is the to Andy, that thing the think, that, really it they driver first a is doing the what’s in strong for of which U.K. really, XXXX, Bob to the to really is was and pandemic on I related acceleration the

going we to -- new XXXX, about. they same not to at replace business they that get out They Now to figure into be of as be away. are talking have going have are a we it’s been some and growing, going that to way recover to business to but look this go got rate that’s

happening So in XXXX it’s relates to not slam stretch. it to going dunk by a be any what’s as

said having has XXXX been in strong, that, well. all have executing actually, is or that and and and been Places the well. PA and but what we into exciting term People extraordinarily the they done develop thing XXXX maybe they collaboration of margins And have longer good So are CMS strong Jacobs for seeing between PA, opportunities & growth very certainly as is

Bob Pragada

give ability credit probably technology we of about, have. depth knew they that am I to the about didn’t areas is the fully we the applied Maybe to mention. that One things two two

different kind You recipe issue. a applied or have technology see they challenges roadmap is for solutions. then and applied, proposing methodology PA to that or that consulting unique utilize a a firms of a solve

is, And now U.S. connect talked so the that Kevin impressive performance the that PA and but seeing with our and we what especially about relationships has and the this organization the depth exceeded about is work. is paid again, are has has that of new second in knew we around relationship to of and really depth some the hone through the relationship. where it’s U.K. The expectation. client dividends, in then And it, really been extremely work, I

Operator

are no further questions. there And

Steve Demetriou

to Look next talking to forward Okay. Thank you you very again quarter. much.

Operator

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