10-K 1 masterform10-kjune2015q4f15.htm 10-K JUNE 30, 2015 10-K
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
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Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015
or
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Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from                         to        
Commission file number 1-9947
TRC COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
06-0853807
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
21 Griffin Road North
Windsor, Connecticut
(Address of principal executive offices)
06095
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (860) 298-9692
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.10 par value
 
New York Stock Exchange
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The aggregate market value of the registrant's common stock held by non-affiliates on December 26, 2014 was approximately $110,000,000.
On August 15, 2015, there were 30,525,875 shares of common stock of the registrant outstanding.



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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of our proxy statement for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held on November 19, 2015 are incorporated by reference in PART III hereof.
 


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TRC Companies, Inc.
Index to Annual Report on Form 10-K
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015
 
 
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Forward-Looking Statements
Certain information included in this report, or in other materials we have filed or will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by us), contains or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "1995 Act"). Such statements are being made pursuant to the 1995 Act and with the intention of obtaining the benefit of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the 1995 Act. Forward-looking statements are based on information available to us and our perception of such information as of the date of this report and our current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the markets in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They contain words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "may," "can," "could," "might," or variations of such wording, and other words or phrases of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of our future operating or financial performance, and other aspects of our business, including growth, trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances. From time to time, forward-looking statements are also included in our other periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K, in press releases, in our presentations, on our website and in other material released to the public. Any or all of the forward-looking statements included in this report and in any other reports or public statements made by us are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those identified below in the "Risk Factors" section, the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section, and other sections of this report. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions are difficult to predict and beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that might be anticipated from our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, any further disclosures made on related subjects in our subsequent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K should be consulted.
PART I
Item 1.    Business

General Description
TRC Companies, Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as "we" "our" or "us"), was incorporated in 1969. We are a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the environmental, energy, and infrastructure markets, primarily in the United States. A broad range of commercial and governmental clients depend on us for solutions to their toughest environmental, energy and infrastructure challenges. Our multidisciplinary project teams help our clients (i) implement complex projects from initial concept to delivery and commissioning; (ii) maintain and operate their facilities in compliance with regulatory standards; and (iii) manage their assets through decommissioning, demolition, restoration and disposition.
We are headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, and our corporate website is www.trcsolutions.com (information on our website has not been incorporated by reference into this Form 10-K). Through a link on the investor center section of our website, we make available the following filings as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC: our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(d) or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") as well as reports filed pursuant to Section 16 of the Exchange Act. All such filings are available free of charge.
Financial Highlights
We reported net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc. of $19.4 million for our fiscal year 2015 which ended June 30, 2015 and $12.1 million and $36.3 million for fiscal years 2014 and 2013, respectively. Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc. in fiscal years 2015 and 2014 reflect income taxes of $11.2 million and $8.7 million, respectively . In fiscal year 2013, however, net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc. reflected an $18.0 million net tax benefit which included the release of our income tax valuation allowance in the amount of $25.6 million. We generated cash from operations of $32.1 million in fiscal year 2015 and $21.4 million and $14.4 million in fiscal years 2014 and 2013, respectively. Net service revenue ("NSR") for fiscal year 2015 increased $53.1 million, or 14.9%, to $408.0 million from $355.0 million from the prior year. Approximately 72.0% of the NSR growth for fiscal year 2015 was from organic activities with the remainder coming from acquisitions.

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Business Strategy
We understand our clients' goals and embrace them as our own, applying creativity, experience, integrity and dedication to deliver superior solutions to our client's energy, environmental, and infrastructure challenges. We operate the Company on a national basis through our operating segments, national sales and marketing organization, and industry verticals giving us the ability to respond to customer challenges and dynamic market conditions. We are committed to safety, quality, client satisfaction, excellence in project management, sustainability and financial performance.
Our objectives for fiscal year 2016 are:
Continue profitable growth in our operating segments. Our profitable growth objectives incorporate elements of geographic expansion, increased technical capabilities and strategic market development, focusing on the needs of our clients in a multi-disciplinary fashion and directing resources to evolving markets where our success rate is highest. We have created programs that emphasize our capabilities and offer our entire service portfolio to our clients.
Continue focus on improving operating margins and increasing positive operating cash flow. We will continue our focus on controlling and reducing operating costs. In the past several years, we have taken steps to consolidate and control our general and administrative expenses as well as improve productivity and execution. We have created a disciplined approach to project and risk management that starts with an internally developed project management training program which addresses risk and execution across the entire project spectrum.
Attract and retain top talent. We continue to add top performers to expand our expertise and depth. Our objective is to maintain a workplace where the best people in our industry will want to work for us and be challenged by meaningful projects, rewarded for successful performance, and motivated to develop their entrepreneurial and project management skills. Acquisitions over the past three years have added approximately 400 professional and support staff, expanding our resource base, technical expertise, and geographic reach.
Focus our business development activity on our key accounts and markets. We focus our business on key clients and markets. We recently hired a Chief Marketing Officer, and in addition to a key account program, we have created verticals and selling teams that serve our principal industry markets, such as electric generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas derived resource development; and transportation. Our selling strategies focus on new and existing clients and markets.
Services
We manage our business under three operating segments: Energy, Environmental, and Infrastructure.
In the course of performing our work, we routinely subcontract services. Generally, these subcontractor costs are passed through to our clients and, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") and consistent with industry practice, are included in gross revenue. Because subcontractor services can change significantly from project to project, changes in gross revenue may not be indicative of business trends. Accordingly, we also report net service revenue ("NSR"), which is gross revenue less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges, and our discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations uses NSR as a primary point of reference. For additional information regarding our reportable operating segments see Note 15 "Operating Segments" of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K).
Energy
The Energy operating segment is strategically positioned to serve key areas within the energy market which is currently investing in modernization, expansion, enhancement and replacement of outdated facilities. According to the Department of Energy, currently within the United States, 70% of transmission lines and larger transformers are more than 25 years old, and 60% of circuit breakers are more than 30 years old. The Edison Electric Institute reported in its March 2014 Update on Transmission that the industry is forecasted to spend over $60 billion on transmission projects in the next several years. These projects will enhance reliability, facilitate interstate transmission and support renewable development. We participate throughout the full cycle of services of transmission line and substation projects. We continue to increase our presence in the energy market by acquisition as well as organic growth.
The country continues to see shifts in public policy intended to stimulate energy development and the development of a smarter and more robust power grid, improve the distribution of electricity, better manage end-user demand and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. We are one of the leading firms supporting the significant investment associated with the development of new sources of energy and the infrastructure required to deliver new and existing energy sources to consumers.

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This market, like all other markets dependent upon large capital investment, is influenced by cost and access to capital. Access to private sources of credit and capital for project development appears reasonably favorable for most of the customers we serve.
Our energy service offerings have evolved over the past decade to include support in the licensing and engineering design of new sources of power generation and electric transmission and distribution system upgrades. Approximately 30% of our total employee base is dedicated to providing services to our energy customers. As major investor-owned utilities continue to consolidate and downsize their engineering and environmental staffs, we expect to continue to see long-term growth in these service areas. In addition, we expect to see continued expansion of the energy efficiency and demand management markets.
Key markets for our Energy operating segment are:
Electric Transmission and Distribution.  Investment in electric transmission and distribution infrastructure represents one of the largest financial commitments facing utilities over the upcoming decade. The age of the transmission and distribution network combined with continuing electric load growth and the development of renewable generating sources has resulted in heightened concern over the reliability and efficiency of the nation's transmission grid. Many of our customers have begun to invest in programs intended to assure better system performance during extreme weather events and fires.
We are one of the leading engineering and environmental licensing service providers supporting the current extensive upgrade to the nation's electric transmission grid. We provide full scope engineering design, material procurement and construction management services. We also provide essential operations and management support to utilities as the trend towards outsourcing engineering functions continues. Our ability to provide integrated energy and environmental services is a key factor to our success in obtaining these projects.
Energy Efficiency.  An integral part of the nation's energy plan is to more effectively manage the use of finite resources through efficiency, conservation, load management and shifting to renewable energy sources.
We develop and manage state supported energy efficiency programs in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, California and New Jersey that reduce energy use and cost-effectively manage demand. We provide comprehensive services including program design, program management, quality control, engineering, and financial tracking and reporting. In addition to our statewide programs, we also design and manage portfolio energy efficiency programs, including a broad range of services from program management to engineering, quality control and construction inspection for a spectrum of end users such as commercial office buildings, hospitality chains, educational facilities, residential complexes and military installations.
We are also engaged in green building design and the development of codes, standards and policy. In addition, energy conservation measures can reduce carbon footprints, and we are assisting a number of utilities in "greening" their operations against quantifiable objectives.
Environmental
The Environmental operating segment is our largest operating segment. We are a national market leader in the areas of air quality modeling, air emissions testing and monitoring, cultural and natural resource management, permitting of energy and energy related facilities and remediation of contaminated sites. The demand for environmental services originally arose in response to the major environmental legislation of the 1970's. While regulatory compliance has been a significant market driver since that time, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure and real estate development have created economic drivers as well. We also see a trend for clients to adopt environmental management strategies as part of evolving corporate philosophies which embrace sustainability and environmental accountability. These strategies can involve voluntary assessment, remediation and compliance which meet societal and stakeholder expectations for better stewardship.
The markets for our environmental services are dynamic and include:
Assessment, Remediation, and Compliance of Contaminated Sites.  The number of contaminated properties across the United States which require environmental assessment and remediation remains significant. The primary demand for these assessment and remediation services is driven by regulatory obligations as well as economic considerations related to the transfer and redevelopment of environmentally distressed real estate. While the market for these types of services has been somewhat reinvigorated due to economic trends, the demand for cleanup at affected sites in support of economic redevelopment continues to lag due to conditions in the real estate market. As the real estate market continues to improve, we anticipate opportunities in this area to increase as well.
Natural Gas Related Energy Strategies.  Natural gas has become a preferred fuel source for energy initiatives. While investment in development of new gas supplies, transmission pipelines and storage facilities is a function of price

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and economic conditions, we believe gas will become increasingly important in the energy mix. The development of domestic shale reserves in particular should increase demand for environmental activities associated with the permitting, production, transportation, and consumption of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil. As an example, we are an industry leader in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") licensing, federal and state media specific environmental permitting, electrical supply interconnection engineering, and construction management and oversight for natural gas transmission. With one of the most experienced national teams of environmental scientists, we have been responsible for the licensing and construction oversight of several of the largest multi-state gas transmission pipeline projects in development. We also provide a range of services to midstream companies in the development of shale based oil, liquids, and natural gas projects. In addition, we provide services for the permitting of both land-based and offshore Liquefied Natural Gas ("LNG") terminals.
Electric Generation Licensing and Permitting.  The demand for licensing services and interconnection for new electric generation sources continues to increase. In load congested areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and California, utilities are pursuing development of new sources of electricity supply. The amount of electricity generated from coal will be substantially reduced, with natural gas and renewable energy capturing this lost share.
A significant portion of U.S. coal-fired power plants could ultimately be retired under new Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") rules. Cross state air pollution issues are also likely to put pressure on power plant retrofit or closure activity. These regulatory drivers, in conjunction with the economic attractiveness of natural gas, could help support a wave of future projects associated with power generation licensing, fuel supply, power transmission and distribution, and retirement of obsolete facilities.
Over half of the states are implementing renewable portfolio standards, and we are providing licensing and engineering support to a number of wind and solar power projects. The renewable market will be impacted by the expiration of federal development incentives in the short term, but there is still market activity supported by on-going state initiatives.
We also provide due diligence and consulting support with respect to energy assets to a number of leading financial institutions, private equity firms and diversified energy companies.
Air Quality Regulatory Compliance.  EPA rule-making has led to a series of new maximum achievable control technology ("MACT") standards and new source performance standards ("NSPS") for a range of industries and emission sources including power generation, commercial and industrial boilers, solid waste incinerators, diesel engines, petroleum refineries, cement kilns, iron and steel foundries, gold mining operations, polyvinyl chloride production, and others. These new regulations require air quality emission assessments, permitting evaluations, installation of new control technologies, performance demonstration testing and long-term monitoring.  Additionally, new national ambient air quality standards ("NAAQS") are increasing demand for air quality modeling, monitoring and consulting to meet those stricter standards.
Water Quality and Water Resource Management. Evolving regulations coupled with the need to protect and manage the nation's water resources create demand for our water resource experts. We offer services in the areas of supply, protection, conservation, restoration, treatment and permitting for both surface and groundwater resources.
Solid Waste Management. We offer a full spectrum of solid waste and landfill management services including, siting and permitting, site investigations, planning, alternatives analysis, design, construction, operation, closure and post-closure. According to the EPA, the United States generates approximately 250 million tons of solid waste annually, and all current facilities have finite capacity.
Transaction Support.  Our ability to evaluate environmental and regulatory risk in real property and business transfers continues to be one of our core strengths. We support investors, financial institutions, regulatory agencies and property owners with due diligence and compliance counseling services as properties and businesses change ownership.
Environmental, Health and Safety ("EHS") Compliance.  Industrial and commercial projects must comply with regulations covering, among other things, air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste requirements, land use, wildlife, wetlands, cultural resources, natural resource conservation, and health and safety. Many of these requirements are independent of economic circumstances.
Strategic EHS Management. We help our clients optimize their environmental and health and safety management programs. Through a comprehensive approach to addressing EHS matters, we assist our clients in realizing improved business performance from the sharing of best practices across facilities, developing standardized procedures and expectations for facilities, designing and implementing auditing programs, and leveraging interconnections between the various EHS requirements.

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Sustainability Advisory Services. We work with our clients to customize sustainability solutions to meet their strategic business objectives. Our services include: sustainability strategy development; public report design, development, and validation (Global Reporting Initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project); life cycle inventory analysis; carbon/greenhouse gas management strategies and reporting; eco-efficiency audits, inventories, and strategies; stakeholder mapping and engagement strategies; pollution prevention/waste minimization; and beneficial reuse.
Infrastructure Modernization.  Modernizing our national transportation and energy delivery systems continues to be a focus of both the public and the private sectors. Investment in these areas will require the assessment of related environmental impacts and the planning, permitting and engineering to allow such development.
Climate Change.  The market for climate change related services is being driven domestically from many fronts, most of which are not regulatory in nature. We have seen demand for services emerge in the areas of carbon emission assessment and verification, renewable energy development, business process optimization, and public and private sector programs which are designed around energy conservation and other green initiatives. We believe our expertise in air modeling and measurement, renewable energy project licensing, project environmental impact assessment and project engineering, as well as program design and management provides us an advantage in this market.
Building Sciences.  We help our clients manage risks associated with hazardous and regulated materials in buildings on a routine and emergency basis. This can include remediation, abatement, testing and monitoring of PCB's, asbestos, lead-based paint, mold and other substances of concern.
Exit Strategy®.  We pioneered and remain the market leader in structuring environmental risk transfers for contaminated properties. We help resolve our clients' environmental cleanup risk and uncertainty through options which include insurance-backed remediation, guaranteed fixed-price contracts, risk sharing and performance based contracting. Our services are especially applicable to situations where our clients are seeking certainty with respect to environmental remediation liabilities such as: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; discontinued operations; asset transfers in bankruptcy and otherwise; real estate transactions involving single sites or portfolios of properties; multi-party Superfund sites; and brownfield real estate development.
RE Power®.  RE Power is a program where we, in conjunction with a decommissioning and demolition company, provide comprehensive design, oversight, dismantling, cleanup, and asset optimization solutions to power and utility companies that elect to decommission or reposition their aging power plant assets. The goal of RE Power is to provide energy companies with a one-stop resource to gain maximum value for power plant assets at the end of their useful life. This can include safely removing plants from service through demolition and environmental cleanup and potentially transitioning them into a redevelopment phase, or preparing the existing power plant for re-powering with more economically viable fuel sources or more efficient generating equipment.
Infrastructure
We offer a variety of services to our infrastructure clients related to: (1) rehabilitation of overburdened and deteriorating infrastructure systems; (2) design, construction engineering inspection and construction management associated with new infrastructure projects; and (3) management of risks related to security of public and private facilities. We serve customers in the Northeast corridor of the United States as well as Texas, West Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana and California. Infrastructure services we offer include:
Transportation.  We provide planning, design and construction management services in support of work on roads, highways, bridges and aviation facilities. In addition to performing basic design engineering, we also incorporate activities associated with completing environmental studies, marine engineering, seismic analysis, and traffic engineering.
General Civil Engineering Services.  We provide civil engineering services for commercial and residential real estate development projects which include master planning, traffic studies, storm water and water/waste water design and management, utility design, and site engineering. Our civil engineering expertise is utilized on projects such as the planning, design and construction management of potable water and wastewater treatment systems; master drainage planning; street, roadway and site drainage; and dam analysis and design.
Structural Engineering and Inspections. We provide structural engineering design and condition assessment services for bridges, embankments and certain building structures.
Geotechnical and Materials Engineering.  We provide subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical engineering, and seismic engineering and quality assurance testing.

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Hydraulics and Hydrological Studies.  We provide aquifer tests, ground water modeling and yield analysis, scour and erosion studies, design and analysis of storage and distribution systems, Federal Emergency Management Agency studies and watershed modeling.
Security.  We provide vulnerability assessments, design engineering and structural improvements for public and private infrastructure facilities, design and implementation of security and surveillance systems, blast resistance design, disaster recovery planning, cyber security consulting, and force protection analysis. Our market emphasis has shifted from providing these services in commercial buildings to a focus on public and quasi-public infrastructure and energy-related facilities such as transit systems, utility companies and ports.
Geographic Information Systems, Surveying & Mapping.  We provide data modeling, terrain analysis, shoreline management analysis, total station and resource mapping and similar services.
Although long-term prospects should be favorable and our backlog is up significantly, demand for infrastructure services is generally expected to continue to be flat. The overall infrastructure construction markets did benefit from the federal funding certainty provided by the MAP-21 federal transportation bill that was signed into law in July 2012. Although MAP-21 was originally scheduled to expire in August 2015, it has been extended to the end of October 2015.
The intent of the three-month extension is to afford the House the opportunity to present its own version of a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill and subsequently dovetail it with the Senate's independent DRIVE Act bill early this fall.  On July 30, 2015, the Senate also passed its six-year DRIVE Act surface transportation bill, which included 3 years of funding.

Clients
We have a highly diversified client base, and no single client accounted for 10% or more of our NSR during fiscal years 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Representative clients during the past five years include:
AES Enterprises
 
Exide Technologies
 
PSE&G
AIMCO, Inc.
 
ExxonMobil
 
Public Service of New Hampshire
American Electric Power
 
First Energy Corporation
 
Sempra Energy
Baker Hughes
 
First Solar
 
Southern Company
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
 
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
 
Spectra Energy
Beacon Properties
 
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
 
SPX Corporation
BNSF
 
Hoffman La Roche, Inc.
 
Talisman Energy USA
British Petroleum
 
Iberdrola USA
 
Waste Management
Canadian Northern Railway
 
J-Power
 
Xcel Energy
Central Maine Power Company
 
Kinder Morgan
 
State Transportation/Power Authorities:
CenterPoint Energy
 
LS Power
 
•       California
Chevron
 
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
 
•       Connecticut
Circle K
 
Magellan Midstream Partners
 
•       Louisiana
Competitive Power Ventures
 
Marathon Oil
 
•       Massachusetts
Connecticut Resources Recovery
 
National Grid
 
•       New Hampshire
  Authority
 
New York State Energy Research and
 
•       New Jersey
ConocoPhillips
 
  Development Authority
 
•       New York
Consolidated Edison
 
Nexterra
 
•       Pennsylvania
Constellation Energy
 
Northeast Utilities
 
•       Texas
Covanta
 
NRG
 
•       West Virginia
CPS San Antonio
 
Orange County Transportation Authority
 
•       Wisconsin
Domtar
 
PEPCO
 
U.S. Government:
Dominion
 
PG&E Corporation
 
•       Department of Defense
DCP Midstream
 
Phillips 66
 
•       Environmental Protection Agency
El Paso Electric
 
PolyOne
 
•       Federal Aviation Administration
Enbridge Inc.
 
PPL
 
•       General Services Administration

Competition
We provide a broad spectrum of integrated services (consulting, engineering and technical) across our operating segments. There are a number of engineering and consulting firms and other organizations that offer many of the same services offered by

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us. Competitive factors include reputation, performance, expertise, price, geographic location and technical capability. As a mid-size firm, we compete with both the large international firms that have substantially greater resources than we do and small niche or geographically focused firms.
The majority of our work comes from repeat orders from long-term clients, especially where we are one of the leading service providers in the markets we address. For example, we believe that we are one of the top providers of licensing services for large energy projects. By continuing to stay in front of emerging trends in our markets, we believe our competitive position will remain strong.
Backlog
As of June 30, 2015, our contract backlog based on gross revenue was $526 million, compared to $390 million as of June 30, 2014. Our contract backlog based on NSR was $317 million as of June 30, 2015, compared to $257 million as of June 30, 2014. Typically, about 60% of backlog is completed in one year. In addition to this contract backlog, we hold open-order contracts from various commercial clients and government agencies. As work under these contracts is authorized and funded, we include this portion in our contract backlog. While most contracts contain cancellation provisions, we are unaware of any material work included in backlog that will be canceled or delayed.
The following table sets forth the gross revenue and NSR contract backlog amounts of our operating segments at June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014 (in millions):
 
Gross Revenue Backlog
 
NSR Backlog
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
Change
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
Change
(Dollars in millions)
2015
 
2014
 
$
 
%
 
2015
 
2014
 
$
 
%
Energy
$
161

 
$
95

 
$
66

 
69.5
%
 
$
96

 
$
83

 
$
13

 
15.7
%
Environmental
232

 
219

 
13

 
5.9
%
 
131

 
127

 
4

 
3.1
%
Infrastructure
133

 
76

 
57

 
75.0
%
 
90

 
47

 
43

 
91.5
%
  Total
$
526

 
$
390

 
$
136

 
34.9
%
 
$
317

 
$
257

 
$
60

 
23.3
%

Seasonality
We experience seasonal trends in our business. Our revenue is typically lower in the second and third fiscal quarters, as our business is, to some extent, dependent on field work and construction scheduling and is also affected by holidays. Our revenue is lower during these times of the year because many of our clients' employees, as well as our own employees, do not work during those holidays, resulting in fewer billable hours charged to projects and thus, lower revenue recognized. In addition to holidays, harsher weather conditions that occur in the fall and winter can cause some of our offices to close and can significantly affect our project field work. Conversely, our business generally benefits from milder weather conditions in our first and fourth fiscal quarters which allow for more productivity from our field employees.
Employees
As of June 30, 2015, we had approximately 3,700 full- and part-time employees. Approximately 90% of these employees are engaged in performing professional services for clients. Many of these employees have advanced degrees. Our professional staff includes program managers, project managers, professional engineers and scientists, construction specialists, computer programmers, systems analysts, attorneys and others with degrees and experience that enable us to provide a diverse range of services. Other employees are engaged in executive, administrative and support activities. We consider the relationships with our employees to be favorable.
Contracts with the United States Government and Agencies of State and Local Governments
We have contracts with agencies of the United States government and various state agencies that are subject to examination and renegotiation. We believe that adjustments resulting from such examination or renegotiation proceedings, if any, will not have a material impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.



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Regulatory Matters
Our businesses are subject to various rules and regulations at the federal, state and local government levels. We believe that we are in substantial compliance with these rules and regulations. We have the appropriate licenses to bid and perform work in the locations in which we operate. We have not experienced any significant limitations on our business as a result of regulatory requirements. We do not believe any currently proposed changes in law or anticipated changes in regulatory practices would limit bidding on future projects.
Trademarks, Patents and Licenses
We have a number of trademarks, patents, copyrights and licenses. None of these are considered material to our business as a whole.
Environmental and Other Considerations
We do not believe that our own compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment will have a material effect on our capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position.
See Note 17, Commitments and Contingencies, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, included in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, of this Annual Report on Form 10-K for further discussion of our environmental matters.

With respect to matters that may currently be pending, in the opinion of management, based on our analysis of relevant facts and circumstances, compliance with relevant laws and regulations pertaining to environmental protection is not likely to have a material adverse effect upon our capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position. In arriving at this conclusion, we have taken into consideration available site-specific information regarding total costs of any work to be performed, and the extent of work previously performed. If the party from which we assumed responsibility is identified as a “potentially responsible party” ("PRP") by environmental authorities at a particular site, we will also review and consider a number of other factors, including: (i) the responsibility of other PRPs for contamination at the site; (ii) the financial resources of other PRPs involved in each site, and their proportionate share of the total volume of waste at the site; and (iii) the existence of insurance, if any, and the financial viability of the insurers.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors
The risk factors listed below, in addition to those described elsewhere in this report, could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Risks Related to Our Company
Our business and operating results could be adversely affected by our inability to accurately estimate the overall risks, revenue or costs on a contract.
We generally enter into three principal types of contracts with our clients: fixed-price, time-and-materials, and cost-plus. Under our fixed-price contracts, we receive a fixed price irrespective of the actual costs we incur in performing the work, and, consequently, we are exposed to a number of risks. These risks include: underestimation of costs, problems with new technologies, unforeseen costs or difficulties, delays, price increases for materials, poor project management or quality problems, and economic and other changes that may occur during the contract period. Under our time-and-materials contracts, we are paid for labor at negotiated hourly billing rates and for other expenses. Profitability on these contracts is driven by billable headcount and cost control. Many of our time-and-materials contracts are subject to maximum contract values, and, consequently, expose us to the same risks as fixed price contracts. Under our cost-plus contracts, some of which are subject to contract ceiling amounts, we are reimbursed for allowable costs and fees which may be fixed or performance-based. If our costs exceed the contract ceiling or are not allowable, we may not be able to obtain reimbursement for all such costs. Accounting for a fixed-price contract requires judgments relative to assessing the contract's estimated risks, revenue and costs as well as technical issues. The uncertainties inherent in the estimating process make it possible for actual costs to vary from estimates, or estimates to change, resulting in reductions or reversals of previously recorded revenue and profit. Such variances could be material.
Our engagements involve a variety of projects, some of which are large-scale and complex. Our performance on projects depends in large part upon our ability to manage the relationship with our clients and to effectively manage the project and deploy appropriate resources, including third-party contractors and our own personnel, in a timely manner. If we miscalculate, or fail to properly manage, the resources or time we need to complete a project with capped or fixed fees, or the resources or time we need

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to meet contractual obligations, our operating results could be adversely affected. Furthermore, any defects, errors or failures to meet our clients' expectations could result in rework or claims against us.
Exit Strategy projects typically involve complex multi-year environmental remediation which must be approved by regulators both as to remedial approach as well as the achievement of the final result. Exit Strategy projects were typically funded by a deposit by the client of most of the contract price into a restricted account with an insurer as well as an insurance layer to cover costs above the restricted account up to a monetary policy limit. The policies were also limited to a fixed term of years. To the extent the costs to complete a project exceed the amount in the restricted account or policy limit or the project is not completed within the policy term, we could incur an uncovered loss on such a project.
If we miss a required performance standard, fail to timely complete, or otherwise fail to adequately perform on a project, we may incur a loss on that project which may reduce or eliminate our overall profitability.
 We may commit to a client that we will complete a project by a scheduled date. We may also commit that a project, when completed, will achieve specified performance standards. If the project is not completed by the scheduled date or fails to meet required performance standards, we may incur additional costs or be held responsible for damages due to late completion or failure to achieve the required performance standards. The uncertainty of the timing of a project can present difficulties in planning the amount of personnel and resources needed for the project. If the project is delayed or canceled, we may bear the cost of an underutilized workforce. In addition, performance on projects can be affected by a number of factors beyond our control, including unavoidable delays from weather conditions, changes in the project scope, unanticipated site conditions or other disruptions. In some cases, should we fail to meet the required schedule or performance standards, we may also be subject to agreed-upon financial damages which are determined by the contract. To the extent that these events occur, the total costs of the project could exceed our estimates or, in some cases, cause a loss which may reduce or eliminate our overall profitability.
Subcontractor performance and pricing could result in reduced profits or losses.
We often hire subcontractors for our projects. The success of these projects depends, in varying degrees, on the satisfactory performance of our subcontractors and our ability to successfully manage subcontractor costs and pass them through to our customers. If our subcontractors do not meet their obligations or we are unable to manage or pass through costs, we may be unable to profitably perform and deliver our contracted services. Under these circumstances we may be required to make additional investments and expend additional resources to ensure the adequate performance and delivery of the contracted services. These additional obligations could result in reduced profits or, in some cases, significant losses for us with respect to certain projects. In addition, the inability of our subcontractors to adequately perform or our inability to manage subcontractor costs on certain projects could hurt our competitive reputation and ability to obtain future projects.
We may not be able to generate sufficient profits to realize the benefit of our net deferred tax assets.
 We establish valuation allowances against deferred tax assets when there is insufficient evidence that we will be able to realize the benefit of these deferred tax assets. We reassess our ability to realize deferred tax assets as facts and circumstances dictate. If after future assessments of our ability to realize the deferred tax assets, we determine that a lesser or greater allowance is required, we record a reduction or increase to the income tax expense and the valuation allowance in the period of such determination. Adjustments to our net deferred tax assets could materially affect our results of operations.
We are and will continue to be involved in litigation. Legal defense and settlement expenses can have a material adverse impact on our operating results.
We have been, and likely will be, named as a defendant in legal actions claiming damages and other relief in connection with engineering and construction projects and other matters. These are typically actions that arise in the normal course of business, including employment-related claims, contractual disputes, professional liability, or claims for personal injury or property damage. We have substantial deductibles on several of our insurance policies, and not all claims are insured. In addition, we have also incurred legal defense and settlement expenses related to prior acquisitions. Accordingly, defense costs, settlements and potential damage awards may have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows in future periods.
Our operations could require us to utilize large sums of working capital, sometimes on short notice and sometimes without the ability to recover the expenditures.
Circumstances or events which could create large cash outflows include losses resulting from fixed-price contracts, remediation of environmental liabilities, legal expenses and settlements, project completion delays, failure of clients to pay, income tax assessments and professional liability claims, among others. We cannot provide assurance that we will have sufficient liquidity or the credit capacity to meet all of our cash needs if we encounter significant working capital requirements as a result of these or other factors.

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Our services expose us to significant risks of liability, and it may be difficult or more costly to obtain or maintain adequate insurance coverage.
Our services involve significant risks that may substantially exceed the fees we derive from our services. Our business activities expose us to potential liability for professional negligence, personal injury and property damage among other things. We cannot always predict the magnitude of such potential liabilities. In addition, our ability to perform certain services is dependent on the availability of adequate insurance.
We obtain insurance from insurance companies to cover a portion of our potential risks and liabilities subject to specified policy limits, deductibles or coinsurance. It is possible that we may not be able to obtain adequate insurance to meet our needs or may have to pay an excessive amount for the insurance coverage we want. In addition, we may not be able to acquire any insurance for certain types of business risks. Almost all of the cost cap and related insurance purchased by Exit Strategy clients has been underwritten by AIG. The Exit Strategy related policies all tend to be long term; many are ten years or more. Some policies also serve to satisfy state and federal financial assurance requirements for certain projects, and without these policies, alternative financial assurance arrangements would need to be arranged. Additionally, most of our Exit Strategy projects require us to perform the work in the event insurance limits are exhausted, directly exposing us to financial risks.
We are self-insured or carry deductibles for a significant portion of our claims exposure, which could materially and adversely affect our operating income and profitability.
 We are self-insured or carry deductibles for a portion of our claims exposure. Because of these deductibles and self-insured retention amounts, we are exposed to fluctuations in the number and severity of claims. As a result, our insurance and claims expense could increase in the future. If any claim exceeds our coverage, we would bear the excess expense in addition to our other self-insured amounts. If the frequency or severity of claims or our expenses increase, our operating income and profitability could be materially adversely affected.
Our profitability could suffer if we are not able to maintain adequate utilization of our workforce.
  As a service organization, the percentage of our employees' time that is chargeable to clients (utilization) is a key factor. The rate at which we utilize our workforce is affected by a number of factors, including:
Our ability to transition employees from completed projects to new assignments and to hire and assimilate new employees;
Our ability to forecast demand for our services and thereby maintain an appropriate headcount in each of our geographies and workforces;
Our ability to manage attrition;
Our need to devote time and resources to training, business development, professional development and other non-chargeable activities; and
Our ability to match the skill sets of our employees to the needs of the marketplace.
Our backlog is subject to cancellation and unexpected adjustments and is an uncertain indicator of future operating results.
Our contract backlog based on NSR as of June 30, 2015 was $317 million. We cannot guarantee that the NSR projected in our backlog will be realized or, if realized, will result in profits. In addition, project cancellations or scope adjustments may occur from time to time with respect to contracts reflected in our backlog. Backlog reductions could adversely affect our revenue and margins. Accordingly, our backlog as of any particular date is an uncertain indicator of our future revenue or earnings.
Acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances may not be successful.
We expect to continue making acquisitions or entering into joint ventures and strategic alliances as part of our long-term business strategy. These transactions involve challenges and risks including that the transaction does not advance our business strategy; that we don't realize a satisfactory return on our investment; that we experience difficulty integrating new employees, business systems, technology, and cultures; or that management's attention is diverted from our other businesses. It may take longer than expected to realize the full benefits of acquisitions, such as increased revenue, enhanced efficiencies, or market share, or those benefits may ultimately be smaller than anticipated, or may not be realized. These events could harm our operating results or financial condition.
If we are not able to successfully manage our growth strategy, our business and results of operations may be adversely affected.
Our expected future growth presents numerous managerial, administrative, operational and other challenges. Managing the growth of our operations will require us to increase the capacity of our management information systems and maintain strong

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internal systems and controls. In addition, our growth will increase our need to attract, develop, motivate and retain management and professional employees. Our inability to effectively manage growth or the inability of our employees to achieve anticipated performance could have a material adverse effect on our business.
Our operating results may be adversely impacted by worldwide political and economic uncertainties and conditions in the markets we address.
Economic conditions may affect businesses such as ours in a number of ways. While management cannot directly measure or predict it, variability in the economy and any corollary impact on the availability of credit could affect our customers and vendors and could result in a decrease in their business with us which could adversely affect our ability to generate profits and cash flows.
General economic uncertainty, including fluctuations in key commodity prices, may impact the ability of our clients and our vendors to accurately forecast and plan future business activities and could cause businesses to slow spending on services. These conditions can also make it difficult for us to estimate the short-term and long-term impacts on our business. We cannot predict overall economic conditions. If the economy or markets in which we operate deteriorate from the level experienced in fiscal year 2015, our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.

Risks Related to Our Industry
Changes in existing environmental laws, regulations and programs or reductions in the level of regulatory enforcement could reduce demand for our environmental services which could cause our revenue to decline.
While we pursue markets for our services that are economically driven, our business is also materially dependent on the continued enforcement by federal, state and local governments of various environmental laws, regulations or programs. A significant amount of our business is generated either directly or indirectly as a result of existing federal and state laws, regulations and programs related to environmental protection. Accordingly, a relaxation or repeal of these laws and regulations, or changes in governmental policies regarding the funding, implementation or enforcement of these programs, could result in a decline in demand for environmental services that may have a material adverse effect on our revenue and business prospects.
We operate in highly competitive industries.
The markets for many of our services are highly competitive. There are numerous professional architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other organizations which offer many of the services offered by us. We compete with many companies, some of which have greater resources. Competitive factors include reputation, performance, price, geographic location and technical capabilities. In addition, many clients also use in-house staff to perform the same types of services we do.
We are materially dependent on contracts with federal, state and local governments. Our inability to continue to win or renew government contracts could result in material reductions in our revenues and profits.
We have increased our business with the federal, state and local governments in recent years and are materially dependent on such contracts. We estimate that contracts with agencies of the United States government and various state and local governments represented approximately 16% of our NSR in fiscal year 2015. Companies engaged in government contracting are subject to certain unique business risks. Among these risks are dependence on appropriations and administrative allotment of funds as well as changing policies and regulations. These contracts may also be subject to renegotiation of profits or termination at the option of the government. The stability and continuity of that portion of our business depends on the periodic exercise by the government of contract renewal options, our continued ability to negotiate favorable terms and the continued awarding of task orders to us.
We are subject to procurement laws and regulations associated with our government contracts. If we do not comply with these laws and regulations we may be prohibited from completing our existing government contracts or suspended from government contracting and subcontracting for some period of time or debarred.  
Our compliance with the laws and regulations relating to the procurement, administration, and performance of government contracts is dependent on our ability to properly design and execute appropriate procedures. Our termination from any of our larger government contracts or suspension from future government contracts for any reason would result in material declines in expected revenue. Because government agencies have the ability to terminate a contract for convenience, the agencies could terminate or decide not to renew our contracts with little prior notice.
 Our government contracts are subject to audit. These audits may result in the determination that certain costs claimed as reimbursable are not allowable or have not been properly allocated. We are subject to audits for several years after payment for services has been received. Based on these audits, government entities may adjust or seek reimbursement for previously paid

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amounts. None of the audits performed to date on our government contracts have resulted in any significant adjustments to our financial statements. It is possible, however, that an audit in the future could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. 
Reductions in state and local government budgets could negatively impact their capital spending and adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Several of our state and local government clients are currently facing budget deficits or moratoria, resulting in smaller budgets and reduced capital spending. Our state and local government clients may continue to face budget challenges that prohibit them from funding new or existing projects. In addition, existing and potential clients may either postpone entering into new contracts or request price concessions. If we are not able to respond to the revenue decline from these clients that may occur, our operating results could be adversely affected.

Other Risks
We are highly dependent on key personnel.
The success of our business depends on our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, and personal client relationships are critical to our success. We need talented and experienced personnel to support our business activities. An inability to attract and retain the right people would harm our business. Turnover among certain critical staff could have a material adverse effect on our ability to implement our strategies and our results of operations.
Safety related issues could result in significant losses.  
We often work on large-scale and complex projects, sometimes in geographically remote locations which can place our employees and others near large equipment, dangerous processes or highly regulated materials, and in challenging environments. Many of our clients require that we meet certain safety criteria to be eligible to bid on contracts, and some of our contract fees or profits are subject to satisfying safety criteria. Unsafe work conditions can also increase employee turnover and project and operating costs. The safety of our employees is our paramount value, and we are responsible for the safety of our employees at work, and, on occasion on certain projects, we take on expanded site safety responsibilities. If our employees or others become injured, or if we fail to implement appropriate health and safety procedures, we could be subject to claims and liability. In addition, if our overall safety performance falls below certain levels we may be foreclosed from bidding on work with certain clients.
We rely on third-party, internal and web-based software to run our critical accounting, project management and financial information systems. As a result, any sudden failure, unavailability, disruption or unexpected costs to maintain these systems could significantly increase our operational expense and disrupt the management of our business operations.
We rely on third-party software to run our critical accounting, project management and financial information systems. We also depend on our software vendors to provide long-term software maintenance support for our information systems. Software vendors could decide to discontinue further development, integration or long-term software maintenance support for our information systems in which case we might need to abandon one or more of our current information systems and migrate some or all of our accounting, project management and financial information to other systems, which could increase our operational expense and disrupt the management of our business operations.
Our information technology systems, processes, and sites may suffer interruptions, failures, or attacks which could affect the Company's ability to conduct its business.
Our information technology systems provide critical data connectivity, information and services for internal and external users. These include, among other things, processing transactions, summarizing and reporting results of operations, complying with regulatory, legal or tax requirements, storage of project information and other processes necessary to manage the business. Like other companies, our computer systems face the threat of unauthorized access, computer hackers, computer viruses, malicious code, cyber-attacks and other security problems and system disruptions. We have adopted security precautions for our critical systems, including establishment of back-up data centers. However, if our information technology systems are damaged, or cease to function properly due to a number of causes, such as catastrophic events, power outages or security breaches, and our business continuity plans and security precautions do not effectively compensate on a timely basis, we could suffer interruptions in our operations or the loss of information, which could have a negative impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
The value of our equity securities could continue to be volatile.

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Our stock is thinly traded, and over time has experienced substantial price volatility. In addition, the stock market has experienced price and volume fluctuations that have affected the market price of many companies that have often been unrelated to the operating performance of these companies. The overall market and the price characteristics of our common stock may continue to fluctuate. Additionally, volatility or a lack of positive performance in our stock price may adversely affect our ability to retain or attract key employees. Many of these key employees are granted stock options and restricted stock (the value of which is dependent on our stock price) as an element of compensation.
Extraordinary events, including natural disasters and terrorist actions could negatively impact the economies in which we operate or disrupt our operations which may affect our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Extraordinary events beyond our control, such as natural and man-made disasters, as well as terrorist actions, could negatively impact us by causing the closure of offices, interrupting projects and forcing the relocation of employees. If we are not able to react quickly to these sorts of events, our operations may be affected, which could have a negative impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments
None.

Item 2.    Properties
We provide our services through a network of approximately 110 offices located nationwide. We lease approximately 850,000 square feet of office and commercial space to support these operations. Our significant lease agreements expire at various dates through fiscal year 2026. We also have some month-to-month leases. In addition, a subsidiary of ours owns a 26,000 square foot office/warehouse building in Austin, Texas. All properties are adequately maintained and are suitable and adequate for the business activities conducted therein. In connection with the performance of certain Exit Strategy or real estate projects, some of our subsidiaries have taken title to sites on which environmental remediation activities are being performed. The following table summarizes our ten most significant leased properties by location based on annual rental expenses:
Property Location
 
Operating Segment
Irvine, CA
 
Corporate, Energy, Environmental, and Infrastructure
Lowell, MA
 
Corporate, Environmental, and Infrastructure
New Providence, NJ
 
Environmental
New York, NY
 
Corporate, Energy, Environmental, and Infrastructure
Windsor, CT
 
Corporate and Environmental
Augusta, ME
 
Corporate, Energy, and Environmental
Madison, WI
 
Corporate and Environmental
Greenville, SC
 
Corporate and Environmental
Austin, TX
 
Corporate, Energy, Environmental, and Infrastructure
Burr Ridge, IL
 
Environmental

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings
See Note 17 "Commitments and Contingencies - Legal Matters" of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Part II, Item 8 of this Form 10-K) for information regarding legal proceedings in which we are involved.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures
Not Applicable.

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PART II
Item 5.    Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
On September 29, 2014, we issued 49,641 shares of unregistered common stock with a market value of $0.3 million as part of the consideration for the purchase of NOVA Training, Inc. and NOVA Earthworks, LLC. This offering was made pursuant to the exemption from registration provided under Section 4 (a) (2) of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the "Act").
Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "TRR." The following table sets forth the high and low sales prices per share for the common stock for fiscal years 2015 and 2014 as reported on the NYSE:
 
Fiscal 2015
 
Fiscal 2014
 
High
 
Low
 
High
 
Low
First Quarter
$
6.73

 
$
4.83

 
$
9.40

 
$
6.98

Second Quarter
7.30

 
6.15

 
8.35

 
6.40

Third Quarter
8.89

 
6.28

 
7.34

 
6.34

Fourth Quarter
11.49

 
7.42

 
6.91

 
4.55

As of June 30, 2015, there were 253 shareholders of record, and, as of that date, we estimate there were approximately 2,000 beneficial owners holding our common stock in nominee or "street" name.
To date, we have not paid any cash dividends on our common stock, and the payment of dividends in the future will be subject to financial condition, capital requirements and earnings. Our credit agreement also limits the payment of cash dividends to $10.0 million during its term. Future earnings are expected to be used for expansion of our operations, and cash dividends are not currently anticipated.





















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Stock Performance Graph
Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Return Among TRC, S&P 500 Total Return Index and Peer Companies
The annual changes for the five-year period shown in the graph below are based upon the assumption (as required by SEC rules) that $100 had been invested on June 30, 2010 in (1) our Common Stock, (2) the S&P 500 Index and (3) a peer group index that consists of several peer companies (referred to as the "Peer Group" ) as defined below. The figures presented assume that all dividends, if any, paid over the performance periods were reinvested. The comparison in the graph below is based on historical data and is not intended to forecast the possible future performance of our Common Stock.

Data and graph provided by Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Copyright© 2015, Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
 
Year Ended June 30,
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
TRC
$
100.00

 
$
202.27

 
$
196.76

 
$
226.54

 
$
201.29

 
$
328.48

S&P 500 Index
100.00

 
130.69

 
137.81

 
166.20

 
207.10

 
222.47

Peer Group
100.00

 
119.65

 
123.63

 
111.68

 
140.25

 
128.74

The companies included in our Peer Group are: Ecology & Environment, Inc.; ENGlobal Corp.; Hill International, Inc.; Tetra Tech, Inc.; and Versar, Inc.




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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data
The following selected financial data was derived from our consolidated financial statements and provides summarized information with respect to our operations and financial position. The data set forth below should be read in conjunction with the information contained in Item 7, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto contained in Item 8, "Financial Statements and Supplementary Data," of this report.
Statements of Operations Data, for the fiscal years ended June 30,
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012 (1)
 
2011 (1)
 
(in thousands, except per share data)
Gross revenue
$
546,117

 
$
475,677

 
$
441,517

 
$
419,959

 
$
333,209

Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges
138,099

 
120,721

 
121,114

 
118,179

 
87,298

Net service revenue
408,018

 
354,956

 
320,403

 
301,780

 
245,911

Interest income from contractual arrangements
97

 
52

 
239

 
295

 
411

Insurance recoverables and other income
6,533

 
17,874

 
4,514

 
614

 
(1,573
)
Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)
337,291

 
312,108

 
268,545

 
246,506

 
202,265

General and administrative expenses
36,982

 
31,053

 
30,739

 
31,025

 
26,286

Provision for doubtful accounts
349

 

 
408

 
755

 
1,763

Depreciation and amortization
9,316

 
8,800

 
6,903

 
5,508

 
4,729

Arena Towers litigation (reversal) expense (2)

 

 

 
(11,061
)
 
17,278

Total operating costs and expenses
383,938

 
351,961

 
306,595

 
272,733

 
252,321

Operating income (loss)
30,710

 
20,921

 
18,561

 
29,956

 
(7,572
)
Interest expense
(134
)
 
(169
)
 
(337
)
 
(668
)
 
(761
)
Income (loss) from operations before taxes and equity in earnings (losses)
30,576

 
20,752

 
18,224

 
29,288

 
(8,333
)
Federal and state income tax (provision) benefit (3)
(11,180
)
 
(8,742
)
 
17,986

 
3,930

 
(1,127
)
Income (loss) from operations before equity in earnings (losses)
19,396

 
12,010

 
36,210

 
33,218

 
(9,460
)
Equity in earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, net of taxes

 

 

 
270

 
30

Net income (loss)
19,396

 
12,010

 
36,210

 
33,488

 
(9,430
)
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest
19

 
41

 
65

 
87

 
58

Net income (loss) applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.
19,415

 
12,051

 
36,275

 
33,575

 
(9,372
)
Accretion charges on preferred stock (4)

 

 

 

 
(7,261
)
Net income (loss) applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.'s common shareholders
$
19,415

 
$
12,051

 
$
36,275

 
$
33,575

 
$
(16,633
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per common share
$
0.64

 
$
0.41

 
$
1.26

 
$
1.21

 
$
(0.69
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share
$
0.63

 
$
0.40

 
$
1.23

 
$
1.16

 
$
(0.69
)
 


 


 


 


 


Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
30,291

 
29,594

 
28,843

 
27,781

 
24,107

Diluted
30,724

 
30,140

 
29,601

 
28,822

 
24,107

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance Sheet Data at June 30:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
$
362,881

 
$
335,585

 
$
307,764

 
$
275,128

 
$
276,060

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, including current portion
271

 
1,297

 
6,670

 
5,904

 
9,176

Preferred stock

 

 

 

 

Total equity
147,915

 
124,883

 
106,897

 
68,048

 
29,672

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(1)
We acquired the Environmental Business Unit of RMT, Inc. ("RMT-EBU") in June 2011. The operating results of RMT-EBU are included in our consolidated financial statements under the Environmental operating segment from the date of acquisition.
(2)
During fiscal year 2011, the jury in the Arena Towers case returned a verdict against us in the amount of $15.4 million plus $2.9 million for pre-judgment interest. We incurred $17.3 million of litigation reserve expenses relating to this case in fiscal year 2011. During fiscal year 2012, we filed a post-trial motion to disregard the late fee portion of the verdict, resulting in an $11.1 million partial reversal of the previously recorded expense. A judgment was entered in the case on October 10, 2011, and on January 3, 2012 we paid $8.7 million in full satisfaction of the judgment and interest.

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(3)
During the fiscal year 2013, we determined that it was more likely than not that our deferred tax assets would be realized. Accordingly, a deferred tax valuation allowance release of $25.6 million was recorded as a deferred income tax benefit, reducing the valuation allowance to zero. During fiscal year 2012, we recorded a tax benefit of $3.9 million primarily related to the remeasurement of uncertain tax positions as a result of a settlement with the IRS for fiscal years 2003 through 2008.
(4)
We incurred charges of $7.3 million in fiscal year 2011 for accretion of the beneficial conversion feature related to preferred stock issued in June 2009.


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Item 7.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
You should read the following discussion of our results of operations and financial condition in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. This discussion contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of certain events may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those discussed in Item 1A. "Risk Factors" beginning on page 11 and in the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" on page 3.
OVERVIEW
We are a firm that provides integrated engineering, consulting, and construction management services. Our project teams help our commercial and governmental clients implement environmental, energy and infrastructure projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. We provide our services almost entirely in the United States of America.
We generate revenue and cash flows from fees for professional and technical services. As a service company, we are more labor-intensive than capital-intensive. Our revenue and cash flow is driven by our ability to attract and retain qualified and productive employees, identify business opportunities, secure new and renew existing client contracts, provide outstanding service to our clients and execute projects successfully. Our income from operations is derived from our ability to generate revenue under our contracts in excess of our direct costs, subcontractor costs, other contract costs, and general and administrative ("G&A") expenses.
In the course of providing our services, we routinely subcontract services. Generally, these subcontractor costs are passed through to our clients and, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") and consistent with industry practice, are included in gross revenue. Because subcontractor services can change significantly from project to project, changes in gross revenue may not be indicative of business trends. Accordingly, we also report net service revenue ("NSR"), which is gross revenue less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges, and our discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations uses NSR as a primary point of reference.
The following table presents the approximate percentage of NSR by contract type:
 
Fiscal Year
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
Time-and-materials
66
%
 
60
%
 
63
%
Fixed-price
32
%
 
37
%
 
34
%
Cost-plus
2
%
 
3
%
 
3
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
Our cost of services ("COS") includes professional compensation and related benefits together with certain direct and indirect overhead costs such as rents, utilities and travel. Professional compensation represents the majority of these costs. Our G&A expenses are comprised primarily of our corporate headquarters costs related to corporate executive management, finance, accounting, information technology, administration and legal. These costs are generally unrelated to specific client projects and can vary as expenses are incurred to support corporate activities and initiatives.
Our revenue, expenses and operating results may fluctuate significantly from year to year as a result of numerous factors, including:
Unanticipated changes in contract performance that may affect profitability, particularly with contracts that are fixed-price or have funding limits;
Seasonality of the spending cycle, notably for state and local government entities, and the spending patterns of our commercial sector clients;
Budget constraints experienced by our federal, state and local government clients;
Divestitures or discontinuance of operating units;
The timing and impact of acquisitions;
Employee hiring, utilization and turnover rates;
The number and significance of client contracts commenced and completed during the period;

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Creditworthiness and solvency of clients;
The ability of our clients to terminate contracts without penalties;
Delays incurred in connection with contracts;
The size, scope and payment terms of contracts;
Contract negotiations on change orders and collection of related accounts receivable;
The timing of expenses incurred for corporate initiatives;
Competition;
Litigation;
Changes in accounting rules;
The credit markets and their effect on our customers;
General economic or political conditions; and
Employee expenses such as medical and other benefits.

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Acquisitions.  We continuously evaluate the marketplace for strategic acquisition opportunities. A fundamental component of our profitable growth strategy is to pursue acquisitions that will expand our platform in key U.S. markets. Where the impact of acquisitions is noted in discussing results, it refers to acquisitions effected within the last twelve months of the end of the relevant period.

Fiscal Year 2015 Acquisitions

On September 29, 2014, we acquired all of the outstanding stock of NOVA Training Inc. and all of the outstanding membership interests of NOVA Earthworks, LLC (collectively "NOVA") based in Midland, Texas. NOVA provides safety training and environmental services as well as oil spill response, remediation and general oil field construction services to customers in the oil and gas industry. The initial purchase price consisted of (i) a cash payment of $7.2 million payable at closing, (ii) a second cash payment of $2.6 million placed into escrow, of which $0.5 million was payable in six months and the remaining $2.1 million is due in 18 months subject to withholding for various contractual issues, (iii) 50 thousand shares of our common stock valued at $0.3 million on the closing date, and (iv) a $0.6 million net working capital adjustment. The sellers are also entitled to up to $1.5 million in contingent cash consideration through an earn-out provision based on the NSR performance of the acquired firm over the 24 month period following closing. We estimated the fair value of the contingent earn-out liability to be $0.3 million based on the projections and probabilities of reaching the performance goals through September 2016. Goodwill of $3.7 million, none of which is expected to be tax deductible, and other intangible assets of $3.6 million were recorded as a result of this acquisition. The goodwill is primarily attributable to the synergies and ancillary growth opportunities expected to arise after the acquisition. The fair values of assets and liabilities of the NOVA acquisition have been recorded in the Environmental operating segment. The impact of this acquisition was not material to our condensed consolidated balance sheets and results of operations.

Fiscal Year 2014 Acquisitions

On January 2, 2014, we acquired all of the outstanding stock of EMCOR Energy Services, Inc. ("EES"), a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California. EES provides engineering and related consulting services to utilities to support their energy programs in California. Services include engineering, technical review, verification, and administration of utilities’ energy efficiency programs. The purchase price of $1.6 million consisted of a cash payment of $1.4 million, and a $0.2 million net working capital adjustment. Goodwill of $0.2 million, none of which is expected to be tax deductible, and other intangible assets of $0.9 million were recorded as a result of this acquisition. The EES acquisition has been recorded in the Energy operating segment. The impact of this acquisition was not material to our consolidated balance sheets and results of operations.

On July 22, 2013, we acquired all of the outstanding stock of Utility Support Systems, Inc. ("USS"), headquartered in Douglasville, Georgia. USS provides engineering and related services primarily supporting the power/utility market. The purchase price of $5.0 million consisted of: (i) cash of $2.5 million payable at closing, (ii) a second cash payment of $1.8 million payable on the one-year anniversary of the closing date subject to withholding for various contractual issues, and (iii) 34 thousand shares

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of our common stock valued at $0.3 million on the closing date. The selling shareholders were also entitled to contingent cash consideration through an earn-out provision based on NSR performance of the acquired firm over the twelve month period following closing. We estimated the fair value of the contingent earn-out liability to be $0.5 million based on the projections and probabilities of reaching the performance goals through July 2014. The earnout goals were not achieved, and the liability was subsequently reversed in fiscal year 2014. Goodwill of $2.2 million, none of which is expected to be tax deductible, and other intangible assets of $2.1 million were recorded as a result of this acquisition. The USS acquisition has been recorded in the Energy operating segment. The impact of this acquisition was not material to our consolidated balance sheets and results of operations.

Fiscal Year 2013 Acquisitions

On January 18, 2013, we acquired the assets of the GE Air Emissions Testing ("GE-Air") business. The purchase price consisted of $3.2 million in cash. In addition, a final working capital adjustment of $0.8 million was received. Goodwill of $0.8 million, all of which is expected to be tax deductible, and other intangible assets of $1.8 million were recorded as a result of this acquisition. The GE-Air acquisition has been recorded in the Environmental operating segment. The impact of this acquisition was not material to our consolidated balance sheets and results of operations.

On December 31, 2012, we acquired all of the outstanding stock of Heschong Mahone Group, Inc. ("HMG"), headquartered in Sacramento, California. HMG provides professional consulting services in the field of energy efficiency. The purchase price consisted of: (i) $3.5 million in cash, (ii) a one year $1.5 million subordinated promissory note with an interest rate of 3.0% per annum, (iii) 88 thousand shares of our common stock valued at $0.5 million on the closing date and, (iv) a net working capital adjustment of $0.3 million. The selling shareholders were also entitled to contingent cash consideration through an earn-out provision based on net service revenue performance of the acquired firm over the twelve month period following closing. We estimated the fair value of the contingent earn-out liability to be $0.5 million based on the projections and probabilities of reaching the performance goals through December 2013. The earnout goals were not achieved, and the liability was subsequently reversed in fiscal year 2014. Goodwill of $2.7 million and other intangible assets of $2.6 million were recorded as a result of this acquisition. HMG was purchased under the election provision of Internal Revenue Code 338(h)(10), and therefore the amortization of goodwill and intangible assets is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The HMG acquisition has been recorded in the Energy operating segment. The impact of this acquisition was not material to our consolidated balance sheets and results of operations.


Operating Segments
We manage our business under the following three operating segments:
Energy:  The Energy operating segment provides services to a range of clients including energy companies, utilities, other commercial entities, and state and federal government entities. Our services include program management, engineer/procure/construct projects, design, and consulting. Our typical projects involve upgrades, design and new construction for electric transmission and distribution systems and substations; energy efficiency program design and management; and renewable energy development and power generation.
Environmental:  The Environmental operating segment provides services to a wide range of clients including industrial, transportation, energy and natural resource companies, as well as federal, state and municipal agencies. The Environmental operating segment is organized to focus on key areas of demand including: environmental management of buildings and facilities; air quality measurements and modeling of potential air pollution impacts; water quality and water resource management; assessment and remediation of contaminated sites and buildings; hazardous waste management; construction monitoring, inspection and management; environmental, health and safety management and sustainability advisory services; compliance auditing and strategic due diligence; environmental licensing and permitting of a wide variety of projects; and natural and cultural resource assessment, protection and management.
Infrastructure:  The Infrastructure operating segment provides services related to the expansion of infrastructure capacity, the rehabilitation of overburdened and deteriorating infrastructure systems, and the management of risks related to security of public and private facilities. Our client base is predominantly state and municipal governments as well as select commercial developers. In addition, we provide infrastructure services on projects originating in our Energy and Environmental operating segments. Primary services include: roadway, bridge and related surface transportation design; structural design and inspection of bridges; program management; construction engineering inspection and construction management for roads and bridges; civil engineering for municipalities and public works departments; geotechnical engineering services; and security assessments, design and construction management.
Our chief operating decision maker is our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"). Our CEO manages the business by evaluating the financial results of the three operating segments, focusing primarily on segment revenue and segment profit. We utilize segment

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revenue and segment profit because we believe they provide useful information for effectively allocating resources among operating segments; evaluating the health of our operating segments based on metrics that management can actively influence; and gauging our investments and our ability to service, incur or pay down debt. Specifically, our CEO evaluates segment revenue and segment profit and assesses the performance of each operating segment based on these measures, as well as, among other things, the prospects of each of the operating segments and how they fit into our overall strategy. Our CEO then decides how resources should be allocated among our operating segments. We do not track our assets by operating segment, and consequently, it is not practical to show assets by operating segment. Segment profit includes all operating expenses except the following: costs associated with providing corporate shared services (including certain depreciation and amortization), goodwill and intangible asset write-offs, stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets. Depreciation expense is primarily allocated to operating segments based upon their respective use of total operating segment office space. Assets solely used by Corporate are not allocated to the operating segments. Inter-segment balances and transactions are not material. The accounting policies of the operating segments are the same as those for us as a whole except as discussed herein.
The following table presents the approximate percentage of our NSR by operating segment:
 
Fiscal Year
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
Energy
35
%
 
38
%
 
35
%
Environmental
52
%
 
49
%
 
51
%
Infrastructure
13
%
 
13
%
 
14
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
Business Trend Analysis
Energy:  The utilities in the United States continue a multi-year upgrade of the electric transmission grid to improve capacity and reliability of the delivery network and interconnection of new sources of generation. Years of underinvestment coupled with a favorable regulatory environment have provided a good business opportunity for those serving this market. According to the Edison Electric Institute, electric utilities throughout the United States will be investing over $60.0 billion in the performance of this work over the next several years. Demand for energy efficiency services continues to be supported by increasing state and federal funds targeted at energy efficiency. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Regional Green House Gas Initiative and system benefit charges at the state or utility level have expanded the marketplace for energy efficiency program management services. Investment within the renewable portfolios also remains strong. We are long established in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In recent years, we have substantially increased participation in the California markets. We are growing our presence in the Southeast and Texas where demand for services is the highest.
Environmental:  Although there had been signs of growth in this market following a slowdown caused by general economic conditions, market demand for environmental services continues to be mixed. The last decade saw growth in nearly all aspects of this market. The fundamental market drivers remain in place, and this market also benefits from evolving regulatory developments particularly with respect to air quality and the continuing need to enhance our aging transportation and energy infrastructure. Nevertheless, recent indicators suggest that certain elements of this marketplace continue to take a cautious approach to expenditures, stalling a return to the long-term pattern of growth historically enjoyed by this operating segment. Shale gas and other energy source initiatives present important market opportunities but are linked to federal and state policy changes which will be required for the markets to commit long-term capital to projects such as pipelines and related infrastructure.
Infrastructure:  Although long-term prospects should be favorable, demand for infrastructure services is generally expected to continue to be flat. The overall infrastructure construction markets did benefit from the federal funding certainty provided by the MAP-21 federal transportation bill that was signed into law in July 2012. Although MAP-21 was originally scheduled to expire in August 2015, it has been extended to the end of October 2015. The intent of the three-month extension is to afford the House the opportunity to present its own version of a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill and subsequently dovetail it with the Senate's independent DRIVE Act bill early this fall.  On July 30, 2015, the Senate also passed its six-year DRIVE Act surface transportation bill, which included 3 years of funding. While the states continue to face long-term infrastructure needs, including the need for maintenance, repair and upgrade of the existing critical infrastructure as well as the need to build new facilities; US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has previously stated that absent any action by Congress to pass a surface transportation reauthorization measure, the Federal Government will not be able to continue reimbursing the states for portions of ongoing or future projects.



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Critical Accounting Policies
Our financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These principles require the use of estimates and assumptions that affect amounts reported and disclosed in the financial statements and related notes. Actual results could differ from these estimates and assumptions. We use our best judgment in the assumptions used to compile these estimates, which are based on current facts and circumstances, prior experience and other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable. Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements contained in Item 8 of this report. We believe the following critical accounting policies reflect the more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our consolidated financial statements and are the policies which are most critical in the portrayal of our financial position and results of operations:
Revenue Recognition—We recognize contract revenue in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 605, Revenue Recognition. Specifically, we follow the guidance in ASC Subtopic 605-35, Revenue Recognition—Construction-Type and Production-Type Contracts.
Fixed-Price Contracts
We recognize revenue on fixed-price contracts using the percentage-of-completion method. Under this method of revenue recognition, we estimate the progress towards completion to determine the amount of revenue and profit to recognize on all significant contracts. We generally utilize an efforts-expended, cost-to-cost approach in applying the percentage-of-completion method under which revenue is earned in proportion to total costs incurred divided by total costs expected to be incurred.
Under the percentage-of-completion method, recognition of profit is dependent upon the accuracy of a variety of estimates including engineering progress, materials quantities, achievement of milestones and other incentives, liquidated-damages provisions, labor productivity and cost estimates. Such estimates are based on various judgments we make with respect to those factors and can be difficult to accurately determine until the project is significantly underway. Due to uncertainties inherent in the estimation process, actual completion costs often vary from estimates. If estimated total costs on any contract indicate a loss, we charge the entire estimated loss to operations in the period the loss first becomes known. If actual costs exceed the original fixed contract price, recognition of any additional revenue will be pursuant to a change order, contract modification, or claim.
We have entered into fixed-price Exit Strategy contracts to remediate environmental conditions at contaminated sites. Under most Exit Strategy contracts, the majority of the contract price was deposited by the client into a restricted account with an insurer. The funds in the restricted account are held by the insurer and used to pay us as work is performed. The arrangement with the insurer provides for the deposited funds to earn interest at the one-year constant maturity United States Treasury Bill rate. The interest is recorded when earned and reported as interest income from contractual arrangements on the consolidated statements of operations. On certain Exit Strategy projects, we have taken title to the underlying properties in order to facilitate access, remedial construction, performance of operations monitoring and maintenance activities, and the overall execution of the cleanup. As these properties are distressed, they have no value.
The Exit Strategy funds held by the insurer, including any interest thereon, are recorded as an asset (current and long-term restricted investment) on our consolidated balance sheets, with a corresponding liability (current and long-term deferred revenue) related to the funds. Consistent with our other fixed-price contracts, we recognize revenue on Exit Strategy contracts using the percentage-of-completion method. When determining the extent of progress towards completion on Exit Strategy contracts, prepaid insurance premiums and fees are amortized, on a straight-line basis, to cost incurred over the life of the related insurance policy. Certain Exit Strategy contracts were classified as pertaining to either remediation or operation, maintenance and monitoring. In addition, certain Exit Strategy contracts were segmented such that the remediation and operation portion of the contract is separately accounted for from the maintenance and monitoring portion.
Under most Exit Strategy contracts, additional payments were made by the client to the insurer, typically through an insurance broker, for insurance premiums and fees for a policy to cover potential costs in excess of the original estimates and other factors such as third party liability. For Exit Strategy contracts where we establish that (1) costs exceed the contract value and interest growth thereon and (2) such costs are covered by insurance, we record an estimated insurance recovery up to the amount of insured costs. An insurance gain, that is, an amount to be recovered in excess of our recorded costs, is not recognized until the receipt of insurance proceeds. Insurance recoveries are reported as insurance recoverables and other income on our consolidated statements of operations. If estimated total costs on any contract indicate a loss, we charge the entire estimated loss to operations in the period the loss first becomes known.
Unit price contracts are a subset of fixed-price contracts. Under unit price contracts, our clients pay a set fee for each unit of service or production. We recognize revenue under unit price contracts as we complete the related service transaction for our clients. If our costs per service transaction exceed original estimates, our profit margins will decrease, and we may realize a loss on the project, unless we can receive payment for the additional costs.

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Time-and-Materials Contracts
Under time-and-materials contracts, we negotiate hourly billing rates and charge our clients based on the actual time that we expend on a project. In addition, clients reimburse us for actual out-of-pocket costs of materials and other direct reimbursable expenses that we incur in connection with our performance under the contract. Our profit margins on time-and-materials contracts fluctuate based on actual labor and overhead costs that we directly charge or allocate to contracts compared to negotiated billing rates. Revenue on time-and-materials contracts is recognized based on the actual number of hours we spend on the projects plus any actual out-of-pocket costs of materials and other direct reimbursable expenses that we incur on the projects.
Cost-Plus Contracts
Cost-Plus Fixed Fee Contracts.  Under our cost-plus fixed fee contracts, we charge clients for our costs, including both direct and indirect costs, plus a fixed negotiated fee. In negotiating a cost-plus fixed fee contract, we estimate all recoverable direct and indirect costs and then add a fixed profit component. The total estimated cost plus the negotiated fee represents the total contract value. We recognize revenue based on the actual labor and non-labor costs we incur plus the portion of the fixed fee we have earned to date.
Cost-Plus Fixed Rate Contracts.  Under our cost-plus fixed rate contracts, we charge clients for our costs plus negotiated rates based on our indirect costs. In negotiating a cost-plus fixed rate contract, we estimate all recoverable direct and indirect costs and then add a profit component, which is a percentage of total recoverable costs, to arrive at a total dollar estimate for the project. We recognize revenue based on the actual total costs we have expended plus the applicable fixed rate. If the actual total costs are lower than the total costs we have estimated, our revenue from that project will be lower than originally estimated.
Change Orders/Claims
Change orders are modifications to an original contract that change the provisions of the contract. Change orders typically result from changes in scope, specifications or design, manner of performance, facilities, equipment, materials, sites, or period of completion of the work. Claims are amounts in excess of the agreed contract price that we seek to collect from our clients or others for delays, errors in specifications and designs, contract terminations, change orders that are either in dispute or are unapproved as to both scope and price, or other causes.
Costs related to change orders and claims are recognized when they are incurred. Change orders are included in total estimated contract revenue when it is probable that the change order will result in a bona fide addition to contract value and can be reliably estimated. Claims are included in total estimated contract revenues only to the extent that contract costs related to the claims have been incurred and when it is probable that the claim will result in a bona fide addition to contract value which can be reliably estimated. No profit is recognized on claims until final settlement occurs. For the fiscal years ended June 30, 2015, 2014 and 2013, we did not recognize any revenue related to claims.
Other Contract Matters
Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR"), which are applicable to our federal government contracts and may be incorporated in many local and state agency contracts, limit the recovery of certain specified indirect costs on contracts. Cost-plus contracts covered by FAR or with certain state and local agencies also require an audit of actual costs and provide for upward or downward adjustments if actual recoverable costs differ from billed recoverable costs. Most of our federal government contracts are subject to termination at the discretion of the client. Contracts typically provide for reimbursement of costs incurred and payment of fees earned through the date of such termination.
Contracts with the federal government are subject to audit, primarily by the Defense Contract Audit Agency ("DCAA"), which reviews our overhead rates, operating systems and cost proposals. During the course of its audits, the DCAA may disallow costs if it determines that we have accounted for such costs in a manner inconsistent with Cost Accounting Standards or FAR. Our last incurred cost audit was for fiscal year 2004 and resulted in an immaterial adjustment. DCAA determined that an audit of incurred cost proposals submitted to DCAA for fiscal years 2005 through 2013 was not required.  Historically, we have not had any material cost disallowances by the DCAA as a result of audit, however there can be no assurance that DCAA audits will not result in material cost disallowances in the future.
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts—An allowance for doubtful accounts is maintained for estimated losses resulting from the failure of our clients to make required payments. The allowance for doubtful accounts has been determined through reviews of specific amounts deemed to be uncollectible and estimated write-offs as a result of clients who have filed for bankruptcy protection plus an allowance for other amounts for which some loss is determined to be probable based on current circumstances. If the financial condition of clients or our assessment as to collectability were to change, adjustments to the allowances may be required.

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Income Taxes—We are required to estimate the provision for income taxes, including the current tax expense together with assessing temporary differences resulting from differing treatments of assets and liabilities for tax and financial accounting purposes. These differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities, together with net operating loss ("NOL") carryforwards and tax credits are recorded as deferred tax assets or liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets. An assessment is required to be made of the likelihood that the deferred tax assets will be recovered from future taxable income. To the extent that we determine that it is more likely than not that the deferred asset will not be utilized, a valuation allowance is established. Taxable income in future periods significantly above or below that projected will cause adjustments to the valuation allowance that could materially decrease or increase future income tax expense.
During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, we concluded it was more likely than not that our deferred tax assets will be realized and reversed the valuation allowance in the amount of $25.6 million.
We recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position are measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. Accounting literature also provides guidance on derecognition of income tax assets and liabilities, classification of current and deferred income tax assets and liabilities, accounting for interest and penalties associated with tax positions, and income tax disclosures. Judgment is required in assessing the future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in our financial statements or tax returns. Variations in the actual outcome of these future tax consequences could materially impact our financial statements.
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets—In accordance with ASC Topic 350, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other, goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives are not amortized but are subject to impairment testing at least annually, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that goodwill might be impaired. We perform impairment tests for our reporting units with recorded goodwill utilizing valuation methods, including the discounted cash flow method, the guideline company approach, and the guideline transaction approach, as the best evidence of fair value. The valuation methodology used to estimate the fair value of the total Company and our reporting units requires inputs and assumptions (i.e. revenue growth, operating profit margins and discount rates) that reflect current market conditions. The estimated fair value of each reporting unit is compared to the carrying amount of the reporting unit, including goodwill. If the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, the goodwill of the reporting unit is potentially impaired, and we then determine the implied fair value of goodwill and compare it to the carrying value of goodwill to determine if impairment exists.
We performed our most recent annual goodwill impairment test as of April 24, 2015, and determined that the fair value of each of our reporting units with goodwill exceeded its carrying value, and therefore no further analysis was required. As of June 30, 2015, we had $37.0 million of goodwill. We do not believe there were any events or changes in circumstances since our April 2015 annual assessment that would indicate the fair value of goodwill was more likely than not reduced to below its carrying value. In making this assessment we relied on a number of factors including operating results, business plans, anticipated future cash flows, transactions and market data.
Other intangible assets are included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets and consist primarily of purchased customer relationships and other intangible assets acquired in acquisitions. The costs of intangible assets with determinable useful lives are amortized on a basis approximating the economic value derived from those assets. We review the economic lives of our intangible assets annually.
Management judgment and assumptions are required in performing the impairment tests for all reporting units with goodwill and in measuring the fair value of goodwill, indefinite-lived intangibles and long-lived assets. While we believe our judgments and assumptions are reasonable, different assumptions could change the estimated fair values or the amount of recognized impairment losses.
Insurance Matters, Litigation and Contingencies—In the normal course of business, we are subject to certain contractual guarantees and litigation. Generally, such guarantees relate to project schedules and performance. Most of the litigation involves us as a defendant in contractual disputes, professional liability, personal injury and other similar lawsuits. We maintain insurance coverage for various aspects of our business and operations, however we have elected to retain a portion of losses that may occur through the use of substantial deductibles, exclusions and retentions under our insurance programs. This may subject us to future liability for which we are only partially insured or are completely uninsured. In accordance with ASC Topic 450, Contingencies, we record in our consolidated balance sheets amounts representing our estimated losses from claims and settlements when such losses are deemed probable and estimable. Otherwise, these losses are expensed as incurred. Costs of defense are expensed as incurred. We undertake an overall assessment of risk, and if the estimate of a probable loss is a range, and no amount within the range is a more reasonable estimate, we accrue the lower limit of the range. As additional information about current or future litigation or other contingencies becomes available, management will assess whether such information warrants the recording of

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changes in the expenses relating to those contingencies. Additional expenses could potentially have a material impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

Results of Operations
Fiscal Year 2015 Compared to Fiscal Year 2014
Consolidated Results of Operations
The following table presents the dollar and percentage changes in certain items in the consolidated statements of operations for fiscal years 2015 and 2014:
 
Years Ended June 30,
 
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
$
 
%
Gross revenue
$
546,117

 
$
475,677

 
$
70,440

 
14.8
 %
Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges
138,099

 
120,721

 
17,378

 
14.4

Net service revenue
408,018

 
354,956

 
53,062

 
14.9

Interest income from contractual arrangements
97

 
52

 
45

 
86.5

Insurance recoverables and other income
6,533

 
17,874

 
(11,341
)
 
(63.4
)
Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)
337,291

 
312,108

 
25,183

 
8.1

General and administrative expenses
36,982

 
31,053

 
5,929

 
19.1

Provision for doubtful accounts
349

 

 
349

 
100.0

Depreciation and amortization
9,316

 
8,800

 
516

 
5.9

Operating income
30,710

 
20,921

 
9,789

 
46.8

Interest expense
(134
)
 
(169
)
 
35

 
(20.7
)
Income from operations before taxes
30,576

 
20,752

 
9,824

 
47.3

Federal and state income tax provision
(11,180
)
 
(8,742
)
 
(2,438
)
 
27.9

Net income
19,396

 
12,010

 
7,386

 
61.5

Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest
19

 
41

 
(22
)
 
(53.7
)
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.
$
19,415

 
$
12,051

 
$
7,364

 
61.1
 %
Gross revenue increased $70.4 million, or 14.8%, to $546.1 million for fiscal year 2015 from $475.7 million for fiscal year 2014. Acquisitions accounted for $18.8 million, or 26.7%, of the growth in gross revenue, and organic activities accounted for the remaining $51.6 million, or 73.3%, of the increase. The growth in organic gross revenue was largely driven by our Environmental operating segment, where organic gross revenue increased $41.5 million primarily due to increased demand from our oil and gas clients for services related to midstream activities. Organic gross revenue increased $9.1 million in our Infrastructure operating segment due to increased demand from state transportation and commercial clients. Organic gross revenue increased $2.4 million in our Energy operating segment due to increased demand for services associated with investments in electric transmission and distribution, as well as better performance on fixed price contracts. For comparative purposes, during fiscal 2014, we recorded estimated cost increases on two Exit Strategy contracts which reduced gross revenue by $6.9 million. We did not have similar adjustments in the current period.
NSR increased $53.1 million, or 14.9%, to $408.0 million for fiscal year 2015 from $355.0 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic activities accounted for $38.3 million, or 72.0%, of the growth in NSR, and acquisitions accounted for the remaining $14.8 million, or 28.0%, of the increase. The increase in organic NSR was primarily attributable to our Environmental operating segment where organic NSR increased $27.3 million due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue. The balance of the organic NSR growth was primarily attributable our Energy operating segment, which increased due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue, as well as the mix of projects which required higher levels of self-performance. As noted above, during fiscal 2014, we recorded estimated cost increases on two Exit Strategy contracts which reduced NSR by $6.9 million. We did not experience the same level of estimated cost increases in the current year.
Insurance recoverables and other income decreased $11.3 million, or 63.4%, to $6.5 million for fiscal year 2015 from $17.9 million for fiscal year 2014. During fiscal year 2014, certain Exit Strategy projects had estimated cost increases which are not expected to be funded by the project-specific restricted investments and, therefore, are projected to be funded by the project-

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specific insurance policy procured at project inception to cover, among other things, costs in excess of the original estimates. In particular, we increased insurance recoverables by $12.4 million in the first quarter on one project, and increased insurance recoverables by $4.9 million in the third quarter on another project to account for the projected recoveries of the increased cost estimates. We did not experience the same level of estimated cost increases in the current year.
COS increased $25.2 million, or 8.1%, to $337.3 million for fiscal year 2015 from $312.1 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic activities accounted for $13.9 million, or 55.4%, of the increase in COS, and acquisitions accounted for the remaining $11.3 million, or 44.6%, of the increase. The increase in organic COS was primarily attributable to costs incurred to support current and projected demand from our Environmental operating segment clients. For comparative purposes, however, the aforementioned estimated cost increases on two Exit Strategy contracts increased COS by $10.4 million in fiscal 2014. We did not experience the same level of estimated cost increases in the current period. As a percentage of NSR, COS was 82.7% and 87.9% for fiscal years 2015 and 2014, respectively. This decrease in COS as a percentage of NSR was largely attributable to the prior year cost increases on Exit Strategy projects.
G&A expenses increased $5.9 million, or 19.1%, to $37.0 million for fiscal year 2015 from $31.1 million for fiscal year 2014. As a percentage of NSR, G&A expenses were 9.1% and 8.7% for fiscal years 2015 and 2014, respectively. This increase in G&A expenses as a percentage of NSR was primarily attributable to increased legal and litigation related costs as well as increased headcount to support our current and expected growth.
Depreciation and amortization increased $0.5 million, or 5.9%, to $9.3 million for fiscal year 2015 from $8.8 million for fiscal year 2014. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense is primarily the result of additional amortization being incurred on tangible and intangible assets in connection with businesses acquired.
The federal, state and foreign income tax provision was $11.2 million for fiscal year 2015 compared to an income tax provision of $8.7 million for the same period in the prior fiscal year. The net federal, state and foreign income tax provision of $11.2 million for fiscal year 2015 was comprised of a current provision of $14.8 million and a deferred benefit of $3.6 million. The net federal, state and foreign income tax provision of $8.7 million for fiscal year 2014 was comprised of a current provision of $6.2 million and a deferred provision of $2.5 million. Our effective tax rate was approximately 36.5% for fiscal year 2015, compared to approximately 42.0% for fiscal year 2014. The primary reconciling items between the federal statutory rate of 35.0% and our overall effective tax rate for fiscal year 2015 were the effect of state income taxes offset by discrete tax benefits related to the U.S. Research and Development credit. The discrete impact of research and development credits was the result of a change in estimate resulting from the finalization of a new research and development credit study during fiscal year 2015. A tax benefit for the change in estimate was reflected in its entirety in fiscal year 2015. For fiscal year 2014, the primary reconciling item between the federal statutory rate of 35.0% and our overall effective tax rate was the effect of state income taxes.

Operating Segment Results of Operations
Energy Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
165,921

 
$
160,651

 
$
5,270

 
3.3
%
Net service revenue
$
143,443

 
$
132,795

 
$
10,648

 
8.0
%
Segment profit
$
31,850

 
$
26,468

 
$
5,382

 
20.3
%
Gross revenue increased $5.3 million, or 3.3%, to $165.9 million for fiscal year 2015 from $160.7 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic gross revenue increased $2.4 million, or 45.2%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $2.9 million, or 54.8%, of the overall growth in gross revenue. The growth in organic gross revenue was primarily attributable to increased demand for transmission and distribution services from our utility clients as well as better performance on fixed price projects.
NSR increased $10.6 million, or 8.0%, to $143.4 million for fiscal year 2015 from $132.8 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic NSR increased $7.9 million, or 74.3%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $2.7 million, or 25.7%, of the NSR growth. The increase in organic NSR was due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue. Additionally, in the current year, we had a larger number of projects in the engineering phase, resulting in higher levels of self-performance which generates lower gross revenue yet higher NSR.
The Energy operating segment's profit increased $5.4 million or 20.3%, to $31.9 million for fiscal year 2015 from $26.5 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic activities accounted for $5.3 million, or 98.1%, and acquisitions accounted for $0.1 million, or 1.9%, of the increase in segment profit during fiscal year 2015. Organic segment profit increased, primarily due to the same

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factors that led to the increase in NSR. For fiscal year 2015, the Energy operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, increased to 22.2% from 19.9% in the prior year. This increase was primarily attributable to the aforementioned improved labor utilization and improved performance on fixed price projects.

Environmental Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
303,126

 
$
245,944

 
$
57,182

 
23.3
%
Net service revenue
$
209,792

 
$
170,506

 
$
39,286

 
23.0
%
Segment profit
$
44,071

 
$
35,324

 
$
8,747

 
24.8
%
Gross revenue increased $57.2 million, or 23.3%, to $303.1 million for fiscal year 2015 from $245.9 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic gross revenue increased $41.5 million, or 72.6%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $15.7 million, or 27.4%, of the overall growth in gross revenue. The increase in organic gross revenue for fiscal year 2015 was due to increased demand from our oil and gas clients for services primarily related to midstream activities, and, in particular, pipeline permitting services. For comparative purposes, during fiscal 2014 we recorded adjustments to the estimate at completion on two Exit Strategy contracts which reduced gross revenue by $6.9 million, but did not have similar adjustments in the current year.
NSR increased $39.3 million, or 23.0%, to $209.8 million for fiscal year 2015 from $170.5 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic NSR increased $27.3 million, or 69.6%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $12.0 million, or 30.4%, of the overall growth in NSR. The increase in organic NSR was primarily due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue.
The Environmental operating segment's profit increased $8.7 million, or 24.8%, to $44.1 million for fiscal year 2015 from $35.3 million for fiscal year 2014. Organic activities accounted for $6.8 million, or 78.3%, and acquisitions accounted for $1.9 million, or 21.7%, of the increase in segment profit during fiscal year 2015. The increase in organic segment profit was primarily attributable to the same factors that led to the increase in NSR as well as improved performance on fixed priced projects in fiscal year 2015. For fiscal year 2015, the Environmental operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, increased to 21.0% from 20.7% in the prior year.

Infrastructure Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
72,389

 
$
63,251

 
$
9,138

 
14.4
%
Net service revenue
$
50,904

 
$
46,975

 
$
3,929

 
8.4
%
Segment profit
$
9,388

 
$
8,754

 
$
634

 
7.2
%
Gross revenue increased $9.1 million, or 14.4%, to $72.4 million for fiscal year 2015 from $63.3 million for fiscal year 2014. The increase in gross revenue was primarily driven by increased demand from state transportation and commercial clients.
NSR increased $3.9 million, or 8.4%, to $50.9 million for fiscal year 2015 from $47.0 million for fiscal year 2014. The NSR growth was primarily the result of the same factors driving gross revenue growth as noted above. The increases in gross revenue and NSR were all due to organic activites.
The Infrastructure operating segment's profit increased $0.6 million, or 7.2%, to $9.4 million for fiscal year 2015 from $8.8 million for fiscal year 2014. For fiscal year 2015 the Infrastructure operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, decreased to 18.4% from 18.6% in the prior year.

Fiscal Year 2014 Compared to Fiscal Year 2013
Consolidated Results of Operations
The following table presents the dollar and percentage changes in certain items in the consolidated statements of operations for fiscal years 2014 and 2013:

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Years Ended June 30,
 
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
2014
 
2013
 
$
 
%
Gross revenue
$
475,677

 
$
441,517

 
$
34,160

 
7.7
 %
Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges
120,721

 
121,114

 
(393
)
 
(0.3
)
Net service revenue
354,956

 
320,403

 
34,553

 
10.8

Interest income from contractual arrangements
52

 
239

 
(187
)
 
(78.2
)
Insurance recoverables and other income
17,874

 
4,514

 
13,360

 
296.0

Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)
312,108

 
268,545

 
43,563

 
16.2

General and administrative expenses
31,053

 
30,739

 
314

 
1.0

Provision for doubtful accounts

 
408

 
(408
)
 
(100.0
)
Depreciation and amortization
8,800

 
6,903

 
1,897

 
27.5

Operating income
20,921

 
18,561

 
2,360

 
12.7

Interest expense
(169
)
 
(337
)
 
168

 
(49.9
)
Income from operations before taxes
20,752

 
18,224

 
2,528

 
13.9

Federal and state income tax (provision) benefit
(8,742
)
 
17,986

 
(26,728
)
 
(148.6
)
Net income
12,010

 
36,210

 
(24,200
)
 
(66.8
)
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest
41

 
65

 
(24
)
 
(36.9
)
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc. 
$
12,051

 
$
36,275

 
$
(24,224
)
 
(66.8
)%
Gross revenue increased $34.2 million, or 7.7%, to $475.7 million for fiscal year 2014 from $441.5 million for fiscal year 2013. Acquisitions accounted for $19.6 million, or 57.4%, of the growth in gross revenue, and organic activities accounted for the remaining $14.6 million, or 42.6%, of the increase. The organic gross revenue growth was driven, in part, by our Energy operating segment where organic gross revenue increased $7.8 million as utility customers continue to make significant transmission and distribution system improvement investments and as demand continues for our energy efficiency and renewable energy services. In our Infrastructure operating segment, several large design projects, and, to a lesser extent, increased demand from our state government clients, contributed to the balance of the organic gross revenue growth for the period.
NSR increased $34.6 million, or 10.8%, to $355.0 million for fiscal year 2014 from $320.4 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic activities accounted for $17.6 million, or 51.0%, of the growth in NSR, and acquisitions accounted for the remaining $17.0 million, or 49.0%, of the increase. All three operating segments contributed to the organic growth in NSR during fiscal year 2014. In our Energy operating segment, organic NSR increased $9.8 million due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue. In our Environmental operating segment, organic NSR increased $3.5 million due to increased demand for remediation and pipeline permitting services, and, to a lesser extent, strong performance on fixed price projects. Also, organic NSR increased $2.8 million in our Infrastructure operating segment primarily due to increased work on several large transportation and construction design projects.
Insurance recoverables and other income increased $13.4 million, or 296.0%, to $17.9 million for fiscal year 2014 from $4.5 million for fiscal year 2013. During fiscal year 2014, certain Exit Strategy projects had estimated cost increases which are not expected to be funded by the project-specific restricted investments and, therefore, are projected to be funded by the project-specific insurance policy procured at project inception to cover, among other things, costs in excess of the original estimates. In particular, we increased insurance recoverables by $12.4 million in the first quarter on one project, and increased insurance recoverables by $4.9 million in the third quarter on another project to account for the projected recoveries of the increased cost estimates. We did not experience the same level of estimated cost increases in the prior year.
COS increased $43.6 million, or 16.2%, to $312.1 million for fiscal year 2014 from $268.5 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic activities accounted for $29.1 million, or 66.8%, of the increase in COS, and acquisitions accounted for the remaining $14.5 million, or 33.2%, of the increase. The increase in organic COS was due, in part, to $10.4 million of estimated cost increases on certain Exit Strategy projects. These additional costs are projected to be recovered from the project specific insurance policies and, therefore, are offset by the aforementioned increase to insurance recoverables, resulting in no impact to operating income. Fringe benefit costs also contributed to the increase in organic COS, and, in particular, health insurance costs increased $3.6 million in fiscal year 2014 as compared to fiscal year 2013. We are self-insured for the first $150 thousand of health claims per employee each year. Consequently, employee health insurance costs can vary significantly from year to year, and in fiscal year 2014 we experienced a higher level of costs. The remainder of the increase in organic COS was incurred primarily to support projected customer demand from our Energy and Environmental segment clients. To serve this increase in demand, we increased our billable

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headcount. As a percentage of NSR, COS was 87.9% and 83.8% for fiscal years 2014 and 2013, respectively. This increase in COS as a percentage of NSR was largely attributable to the aforementioned cost increases on certain Exit Strategy projects.
G&A expenses increased $0.3 million, or 1.0%, to $31.1 million for fiscal year 2014 from $30.7 million for fiscal year 2013. As a percentage of NSR, G&A expenses were 8.7% and 9.6% for fiscal years 2014 and 2013, respectively. This decrease in G&A expenses as a percentage of NSR was primarily attributable to lower banking and legal fees and, in particular, a $1.3 million favorable legal settlement.
Depreciation and amortization increased $1.9 million, or 27.5%, to $8.8 million for fiscal year 2014 from $6.9 million for fiscal year 2013. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense is primarily the result of additional amortization being incurred on tangible and intangible assets in connection with businesses acquired.
The federal and state income tax provision was $8.7 million for fiscal year 2014 compared to a tax benefit of $18.0 million for fiscal year 2013. The net federal, state and foreign income tax provision of $8.7 million for fiscal year 2014 was comprised of a current provision of $6.2 million and a deferred provision of $2.5 million. The net federal, state and foreign income tax benefit of $18.0 million for fiscal year 2013 was comprised of a tax benefit of $25.6 million related to the release of the income tax valuation allowance, net of income tax expense of $7.7 million related to the fiscal year 2013 income tax provision.

Operating Segment Results of Operations
Energy Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2014
 
2013
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
160,651

 
$
138,189

 
$
22,462

 
16.3
%
Net service revenue
$
132,795

 
$
109,815

 
$
22,980

 
20.9
%
Segment profit
$
26,468

 
$
23,261

 
$
3,207

 
13.8
%
Gross revenue increased $22.5 million, or 16.3%, to $160.7 million for fiscal year 2014 from $138.2 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic gross revenue increased $7.8 million, or 34.7%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $14.7 million, or 65.3%, of the overall growth in gross revenue. The growth in organic gross revenue was primarily attributable to increased demand for our services due to continued investment by our utility clients in electric transmission and distribution as well as increased demand for testing and commissioning and energy efficiency and renewable energy services.
NSR increased $23.0 million, or 20.9%, to $132.8 million for fiscal year 2014 from $109.8 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic NSR increased $9.8 million, or 42.7%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $13.2 million, or 57.3%, of the NSR growth. The increase in organic NSR was due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue. Organic NSR grew at a faster rate than gross revenue as our mix of projects continues to require a higher level of self-performed work and less work performed through subcontracted services.
The Energy operating segment's profit increased $3.2 million or 13.8%, to $26.5 million for fiscal year 2014 from $23.3 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic activities accounted for $2.8 million, or 86.2%, while acquisitions accounted for $0.4 million, or 13.8%, of the increase in segment profit during fiscal year 2014. Organic segment profit increased, primarily due to the same factors that led to the increase in NSR as well as improved alignment of costs to our revenue base through reductions of indirect labor and incentive costs. For fiscal year 2014, the Energy operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, decreased to 19.9% from 21.2% in the prior year. This decrease was primarily attributable to cost overruns on three large fixed price projects as well as costs associated with the transition and integration of acquisitions made in fiscal year 2014. In addition, in fiscal year 2013, we recorded a $1.2 million performance-based incentive award fee on a large energy efficiency project. We did not have incentive fees at the same level in fiscal year 2014.
Environmental Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2014
 
2013
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
245,944

 
$
240,820

 
$
5,124

 
2.1
%
Net service revenue
$
170,506

 
$
163,217

 
$
7,289

 
4.5
%
Segment profit
$
35,324

 
$
30,836

 
$
4,488

 
14.6
%

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Gross revenue increased $5.1 million, or 2.1%, to $245.9 million for fiscal year 2014 from $240.8 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic gross revenue increased $0.2 million, or 3.2%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $4.9 million, or 96.8%, of the overall growth in gross revenue. The increase in organic gross revenue for fiscal year 2014 was primarily driven by increased demand for remediation and pipeline permitting services. Organic gross revenue was negatively impacted by adjustments to the estimate at completion for certain Exit Strategy contracts which reduced gross revenue by $7.1 million in fiscal year 2014. These additional costs are projected to be recovered from the project specific insurance policies and, therefore, are offset by insurance recoverables, resulting in no impact to operating income.
NSR increased $7.3 million, or 4.5%, to $170.5 million for fiscal year 2014 from $163.2 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic NSR increased $3.5 million, or 48.4%, while acquisitions provided the remaining $3.8 million, or 51.6%, of the overall growth in NSR. The increase in organic NSR was primarily due to the same factors that led to the increase in gross revenue as well as strong performance on fixed price projects. NSR grew at a faster pace than gross revenue primarily due to changes in the mix of project work in fiscal year 2014 which resulted in a higher level of self-performed work and less work performed through subcontracted services.
The Environmental operating segment's profit increased $4.5 million, or 14.6%, to $35.3 million for fiscal year 2014 from $30.8 million for fiscal year 2013. Organic activities accounted for $3.9 million, or 87.4%, while acquisitions accounted for $0.6 million, or 12.6%, of the increase in segment profit during fiscal year 2014. The increase in organic segment profit was primarily attributable to the same factors that led to the increase in NSR as well as strong project performance on fixed priced projects in fiscal year 2014. In particular, we experienced a loss on a large environmental project in fiscal year 2013 that did not recur in fiscal year 2014. For fiscal year 2014, the Environmental operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, increased to 20.7% from 18.9% in the prior year.
Infrastructure Operating Segment Results
 
Fiscal Year
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands)
2014
 
2013
 
Change
Gross revenue
$
63,251

 
$
59,940

 
$
3,311

 
5.5
%
Net service revenue
$
46,975

 
$
44,218

 
$
2,757

 
6.2
%
Segment profit
$
8,754

 
$
8,663

 
$
91

 
1.1
%
Gross revenue increased $3.3 million, or 5.5%, to $63.3 million for fiscal year 2014 from $59.9 million for fiscal year 2013. The increase in gross revenue was primarily due to increased work on several large construction and transportation design projects. Increased demand from our state government clients contributed the balance of the organic gross revenue growth in fiscal year 2014.
NSR increased $2.8 million, or 6.2%, to $47.0 million for fiscal year 2014 from $44.2 million for fiscal year 2013. The NSR growth was primarily the result of the same factors driving gross revenue growth as noted above.
The Infrastructure operating segment's profit increased $0.1 million, or 1.1%, to $8.8 million for fiscal year 2014 from $8.7 million for fiscal year 2013. For fiscal year 2014 the Infrastructure operating segment's profit, as a percentage of NSR, decreased to 18.6% from 19.6% in the prior year, primarily due to unfavorable pricing on a large project completed in fiscal 2014.
 
Costs and Expenses as a Percentage of NSR
The following table presents the percentage relationships of items in the consolidated statements of operations to NSR for fiscal years 2015, 2014 and 2013:

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2015
 
2014
 
2013
Net service revenue
100.0
 %
 
100.0
 %
 
100.0
 %
Interest income from contractual arrangements

 

 
0.1

Insurance recoverables and other income
1.6

 
5.0

 
1.4

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)
82.7

 
87.9

 
83.8

General and administrative expenses
9.1

 
8.7

 
9.6

Provision for doubtful accounts
0.1

 

 
0.1

Depreciation and amortization
2.3

 
2.5

 
2.2

Total operating costs and expenses
94.1

 
99.2

 
95.7

Operating income
7.5

 
5.9

 
5.8

Interest expense

 

 
(0.1
)
Income from operations before taxes
7.5

 
5.8

 
5.7

Income tax (provision) benefit
(2.7
)
 
(2.5
)
 
5.6

Net income
4.8

 
3.4

 
11.3

Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.
4.8
 %
 
3.4
 %
 
11.3
 %

Revisions in Estimates
At any time, we have numerous contracts in progress, all of which are at various stages of completion. Our recognition of profit is dependent upon the accuracy of a variety of estimates including engineering progress, materials quantities, achievement of milestones and other incentives, liquidated-damages provisions, labor productivity and cost estimates. Such estimates are based on various judgments we make with respect to those factors and can be difficult to accurately determine until the project is significantly underway. Due to uncertainties inherent in the estimation process, actual completion costs often vary from estimates. If estimated total costs on any contract indicate a loss, we charge the entire estimated loss to operations in the period the loss first becomes known. If actual costs exceed the original fixed contract price, recognition of any additional revenue will be pursuant to a change order, contract modification, or claim.
The following table summarizes the number of projects that experienced estimated contract profit revisions relating to the revaluation of work performed in prior periods:
 
 
 
 
Fiscal Year
(Dollars in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
Number of projects
 
1,834

 
1,814

 
2,017

Net increase (reduction) in project profitability
 
$
1,653

 
$
(707
)
 
$
(1,276
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase (reduction) in project profitability by operating segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy
 
 
$
(245
)
 
$
(3,548
)
 
$
635

Environmental
 
1,512

 
2,438

 
(1,829
)
Infrastructure
 
386

 
403

 
(82
)
 
Total
 
 
$
1,653

 
$
(707
)
 
$
(1,276
)

Impact of Inflation
Our operations have not been materially affected by inflation or changing prices because most contracts of a longer term are subject to adjustment or have been priced to cover anticipated increases in labor and other costs, and the remaining contracts are short term in nature.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources
Overview
We primarily rely on cash from operations and financing activities, including borrowings under our revolving credit facility, to fund our operations. Our liquidity is assessed in terms of our overall ability to generate cash to fund our operating and investing activities and to service debt. We believe that our available cash, cash flows from operations and available borrowing under our revolving credit facility, discussed under "Revolving Credit Facility" below, will be sufficient to fund our operations for at least the next twelve months.
The following table provides summarized information with respect to our cash balances and cash flows as of and for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2015, 2014 and 2013 (in thousands):
 
 
June 30, 2015
 
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
Cash provided by operating activities
 
$
32,115

 
$
21,386

 
$
14,414

Cash used in investing activities
 
(17,719
)
 
(6,771
)
 
(8,604
)
Cash used in financing activities
 
(4,697
)
 
(5,154
)
 
(4,235
)
Cash and cash equivalents as of the end of the fiscal year
 
37,296

 
27,597

 
18,136

Fiscal Year 2015 Compared to Fiscal Year 2014
As of June 30, 2015, cash and cash equivalents increased by $9.7 million, or 35.1%, to $37.3 million compared to $27.6 million as of June 30, 2014.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased by $10.7 million, or 50.2%, to $32.1 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, compared to $21.4 million of cash provided in the prior year. The increase was due to higher income, adjusted for non-cash charges, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 compared to the same period of the prior year, as well as the favorable impact in the current period from changes in our working capital accounts.
Accounts receivable include both: (1) billed receivables associated with invoices submitted for work performed and (2) unbilled receivables (work in progress). The unbilled receivables are primarily related to work performed in the last month of the year. The efficiency of the billing and collection process is commonly evaluated as days sales outstanding ("DSO"), which we calculate by dividing accounts receivable by the most recent three-month average of daily gross revenue. DSO, which measures the collections turnover of both billed and unbilled receivables, declined slightly to 83 days as of June 30, 2015 from 84 days as of June 30, 2014.
Net cash used in investing activities increased by $10.9 million, or 161.7%, to $17.7 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, compared to $6.8 million of cash used in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to $8.2 million in additional cash payments for the acquisitions of businesses including earnout and net working capital payments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, as well as $1.5 million of additional payments for property and equipment.
Net cash used in financing activities decreased by $0.5 million, or 8.9%, to $4.7 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, compared to $5.2 million of cash used in the prior year. The decrease was primarily due to $4.0 million of additional payments on long-term debt and capital lease obligations in the prior year, which were partially offset by a $3.0 million reduction of excess tax benefits from stock-based awards in the current year.

Fiscal Year 2014 Compared to Fiscal Year 2013
As of June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents increased by $9.5 million, or 52.2%, to $27.6 million compared to $18.1 million as of June 30, 2013. The increase was primarily due to net cash provided by operating activities, less payments made for the acquisitions of businesses, and an additional tax benefit received from stock-based awards which were partially offset by cash payments made on long-term debt and capital lease obligations and for property and equipment.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased by $7.0 million, or 48.4%, to $21.4 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, compared to $14.4 million of cash provided in the prior fiscal year. The increase was due to the timing of collections of receivables and payment of payroll, which increased cash flow over the corresponding period due to the amount of accrued payroll at period end, along with an increase in the employee vacation accrual. The balance sheet changes related to changes in

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estimates to complete on certain Exit Strategy contracts, which impacted insurance recoverables, contract loss, and deferred revenue, had no net impact on cash flows.
Net cash used in investing activities decreased by $1.8 million, or 21.3%, to $6.8 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, compared to $8.6 million of cash used in the prior year. The decrease was due to $2.8 million million less cash payments for the acquisitions of businesses including earnout and net working capital payments in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, which was partially offset by $1.2 million of additional payments for property and equipment.
Net cash used in financing activities increased by $0.9 million, or 21.7%, to $5.2 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, compared to $4.2 million of cash used in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to $4.2 million of additional payments made on long-term debt and capital lease obligations, which was partially offset by $2.9 million of additional excess tax benefits from stock-based awards.

Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations as of June 30, 2015 and 2014 were comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
2015
 
2014
Revolving credit facility
$

 
$

Subordinated debt:
 
 
 
Other notes payable

 
348

Lease financing obligations
105

 
220

Capital lease obligations
166

 
729

 
271

 
1,297

Less current portion
(216
)
 
(1,025
)
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
$
55

 
$
272


Revolving Credit Facility
On April 16, 2013, we and substantially all of our subsidiaries (the "Borrower"), entered into a secured credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") and related security documentation with RBS Citizens, N.A. as lender, administrative agent, sole lead arranger, and sole book runner and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as lender and syndication agent. The Credit Agreement provides us with a $75.0 million five-year secured revolving credit facility with a sublimit of $15.0 million available for the issuance of letters of credit. Pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Company may request an increase in the amount of the credit facility up to $95.0 million. The expiration date of the Credit Agreement is April 16, 2018.
Amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement bear interest at the Base Rate (as defined, generally the prime rate) plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.50% or at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.00% to 2.50%, based on the ratio (measured over a trailing four-quarter period) of consolidated total debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). Our obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by a pledge of substantially all of our assets and guaranteed by our principal operating subsidiaries. The Credit Agreement also contains cross-default provisions which become effective if we default on other indebtedness.
Under the Credit Agreement, we are required to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of no less than 1.25 to 1.00 and to not permit our leverage ratio to exceed 2.00 to 1.00. The Credit Agreement also requires us to achieve minimum levels of Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of (i) $17.0 million for the twelve-month period ended June 30, 2014 and (ii) $20.0 million for the twelve-month periods ending June 30, 2015 and thereafter. We were in compliance with the financial covenants under the Credit Agreement as of June 30, 2015. Additionally, the Credit Agreement also limits the payment of cash dividends to $10.0 million in aggregate during its term.
Management presents Consolidated EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-U.S. GAAP measures, because we believe they are useful tools for us, our lenders and our investors to measure our ability to meet debt service, capital expenditure and working capital requirements. Consolidated EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, because not all companies calculate EBITDA in an identical manner. Consolidated EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to represent cash flows for the period or funds available for management's discretionary use, nor are they represented as an alternative to operating income as an indicator of operating performance and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared

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in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our Consolidated EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA should be evaluated in conjunction with U.S. GAAP measures such as operating income, net income, cash flows from operations and other measures of equal or greater importance. Consolidated EBITDA is presented below based on both the definition used in our Credit Agreement ("Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA") as well as a more typical calculation method. Set forth below is a reconciliation of Net Income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc. to Consolidated EBITDA and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, as calculated under the Credit Agreement, for the trailing twelve-month periods ended June 30, 2015, 2014 and 2013 (in thousands):
 
 
Trailing Twelve Months
 
 
June 30, 2015
 
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
Net income applicable to TRC Companies, Inc.
$
19,415

 
$
12,051

 
$
36,275

 
Interest expense
134

 
169

 
337

 
Federal and state income tax provision (benefit)
11,180

 
8,742

 
(17,986
)
 
Depreciation and amortization
9,316

 
8,800

 
6,903

 
Net loss applicable to noncontrolling interest
(19
)
 
(41
)
 
(65
)
Consolidated EBITDA
40,026

 
29,721

 
25,464

 
Less: Interest expense on excluded indebtedness
(57
)
 
(72
)
 
(86
)
 
Add: Interest and penalties on federal and state income taxes
7

 
(39
)
 
29

 
Stock-based compensation expense
5,149

 
4,658

 
3,832

  Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA under the Credit Agreement
$
45,125

 
$
34,268

 
$
29,239

The actual covenant results as compared to the covenant requirements under the Credit Agreement as of June 30, 2015 for the measurement periods described below are as follows (in thousands):
 
Measurement Period
 
Actual
 
Required
Minimum Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
Trailing 12 months
 
$
45,125

 
Must exceed
 
$
20,000

Maximum leverage ratio
Trailing 12 months
 
0.05 to 1.00

 
Not to exceed
 
 2.00 to 1.00

Minimum fixed charge coverage ratio
Trailing 12 months
 
49.22 to 1.00

 
Must exceed
 
 1.25 to 1.00

As of June 30, 2015 and 2014, we had no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement. Letters of credit outstanding were $2.0 million and $3.1 million as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Based upon the leverage covenant, the maximum availability under the Credit Agreement was $75.0 million and $68.5 million as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Funds available to borrow under the Credit Agreement, after consideration of the letters of credit outstanding and indebtedness outstanding of $0.2 million and $0.7 million, were $72.8 million and $64.7 million as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Other Notes Payable
In March 2012, we financed $2.2 million, of which $0.2 million is being accounted for as a capital lease obligation, for a three year software licensing agreement payable in twelve equal quarterly installments of $0.2 million each, including a finance charge of 2.74%. As of June 30, 2015, the balance has been repaid.
In July 2014, we financed $5.2 million of insurance premiums, relating to the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, payable in eleven equal monthly installments of $0.5 million each, including a finance charge of 1.99%. As of June 30, 2015, the balance has been repaid.
Capital Lease Obligations
During fiscal years 2013 and 2012, we financed $1.2 million and $0.8 million, respectively, of furniture, office equipment, and computer equipment under capital lease agreements expiring in fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The assets and liabilities under capital lease agreements are recorded at the lower of the present value of the minimum lease payments or the fair value of the asset. The assets are amortized over the shorter of their related lease terms or their estimated useful lives. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in depreciation and amortization in the consolidated statements of operations. The cost of assets under capital leases was $1.0 million, and accumulated amortization was $0.8 million at June 30, 2015. The average interest rates on the capital leases is 2.63% and is imputed based on the lower of our incremental borrowing rate at the inception of each lease or the implicit interest rate of the respective lease.

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Future Minimum Long-Term Debt and Capital Lease Obligation Payments
Future minimum long-term debt and capital lease obligation payments as of June 30, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):
Fiscal Year
 
Debt
 
Lease
Financing
Obligations
 
Capital Lease Obligations
 
Total
2016
 
$

 
$
50

 
$
166

 
$
216

2017
 

 
17

 

 
17

2018
 

 
17

 

 
17

2019
 

 
18

 

 
18

2020
 

 
3

 

 
3

Thereafter
 

 

 

 

 
 
$

 
$
105

 
$
166

 
$
271

Based on our current operating plans, we believe that existing cash resources as well as cash forecast to be generated from operations and availability under our revolving credit facility are adequate to meet our requirements for the foreseeable future. In addition, we expect to remain in full compliance with the covenant requirements under the Credit Agreement over the next twelve months.
Contractual Obligations
The following table sets forth, as of June 30, 2015, certain information concerning our obligations to make future principal and interest payments. Variable interest components used interest rates for estimating future interest payment obligations of between 1.21% to 3.15% under contracts, such as debt and lease agreements (in thousands).
 
Payments due by period (1)
Contractual Obligations
Total
 
Year 1
 
Years 2 - 3
 
Years 4 - 5
 
Beyond
Revolving credit facility
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subordinated debt:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other notes payable

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating leases (2)
63,811

 
15,452

 
23,010

 
12,454

 
12,895

Contractual commitments (3)
5,688

 
5,688

 

 

 

Purchase obligations (4)
4,769

 
2,398

 
2,371

 

 

Lease financing obligations
105

 
50

 
34

 
21

 

Capital lease obligations
168

 
168

 

 

 

Unrecognized tax benefits (5)
1,646

 

 

 

 
1,646

Total contractual obligations
$
76,187

 
$
23,756

 
$
25,415

 
$
12,475

 
$
14,541

______________________________
(1)Includes estimated interest.
(2)Operating leases are primarily real estate leases.
(3)Represents amounts financed for our fiscal year 2016 insurance premiums.
(4)
Purchase obligations consists primarily of non-cancellable service provider contracts with a remaining term in excess of 1 year.
(5)
Represents liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits related to uncertain tax positions. We are unable to reasonably predict the timing of tax settlements, as tax audits can involve complex issues and the resolution of those issues may span multiple years, particularly if subject to negotiation or litigation.
We also enter into long-term contracts pursuant to our Exit Strategy program under which we are obligated to complete the remediation of environmental conditions at sites.


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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
As of June 30, 2015, our "Off-Balance Sheet" arrangements, as that term is defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission, included $2.0 million of standby letters of credit issued primarily for outstanding performance or payment bonds. The letters of credit were issued by our bank and renew annually. We also have operating leases for most of our office facilities and certain equipment. Rental expense for operating leases was $16.0 million in fiscal year 2015, $14.9 million in fiscal year 2014, and $13.2 million in fiscal year 2013. Minimum operating lease obligations payable in future years (i.e., primarily base rent) are included above in "Contractual Obligations".
Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We do not currently utilize derivative financial instruments. While we currently do not have any borrowings outstanding under our credit agreement, to the extent we have borrowings, we would be exposed to interest rate risk under that agreement. Our credit facility provides for borrowings at the Base Rate (as defined, generally the prime rate) plus a margin of 1.00% to 1.50% or at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.00% to 2.50%, based on the ratio of consolidated total debt to EBITDA measured over a trailing four-quarter period.
Borrowings at these rates have no designated term and may be repaid without penalty any time prior to the facility's maturity date. Our credit facility has a maturity date of April 16, 2018, or earlier at our discretion, upon payment in full of loans and other obligations.



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Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
        
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
TRC Companies, Inc.
Windsor, Connecticut
    
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of TRC Companies, Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, changes in equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2015. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of TRC Companies, Inc. and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2015 and 2014, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2015, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2015, based on the criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated September 9, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Boston, Massachusetts
September 9, 2015





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TRC Companies, Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
In thousands, except per share data
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
June 30,
2015
 
June 30,
2014
 
June 30,
2013
Gross revenue
$
546,117

 
$
475,677

 
$
441,517

Less subcontractor costs and other direct reimbursable charges
138,099

 
120,721

 
121,114

Net service revenue
408,018

 
354,956

 
320,403

Interest income from contractual arrangements
97

 
52

 
239

Insurance recoverables and other income
6,533

 
17,874

 
4,514

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services (exclusive of costs shown separately below)
337,291

 
312,108

 
268,545

General and administrative expenses
36,982

 
31,053

 
30,739

Provision for doubtful accounts
349

 

 
408

Depreciation and amortization
9,316

 
8,800

 
6,903

Total operating costs and expenses
383,938