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About Aecom

AECOM is one of the world's top engineering and design groups. The company provides planning, consulting, architectural, and engineering design services for civil and infrastructure construction to public and private clients. The company also offers other services including logistics and consulting in a range of end markets that include energy and environmental construction. Some of AECOM's major projects include the Heathrow Terminal 2, Hudson Yards, Melbourne Metro Tunnel, and Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center in California. AECOM generates more than 75% of sales in the Americas region.

Operations

AECOM operates through three business segments: Americas (more than 75% of total sales), International (nearly 15%), and AECOM Capital (ACAP), which invests primarily in real estate projects.

AECOM's Americas and International segments comprise a broad array of services, generally provided on a fee-for-service basis. These services include planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, program management and construction management for industrial, commercial, institutional and government clients worldwide. For each of these services, its technical expertise includes civil, structural, process, mechanical, geotechnical systems and electrical engineering, architectural, landscape and interior design, urban and regional planning, project economics, cost consulting and environmental, health and safety work. Its Americas segment provides services generally in the US, Canada and Latin America. Its International segment provides similar services generally in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

Geographic Reach

Based in Los Angeles, California, the company generates around 75% of its sales from the Americas, about 10% from Europe, Middle East, and Africa, while another some 10% from Asia Pacific.

It has primary office locations in the US, as well as in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, India, and the UK.

Sales and Marketing

AECOM serves several sectors, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water, and government.

Nearly 60% of its revenue derived from private entities. US federal government agencies (Departments of Defense, Energy, Justice, and Homeland Security), US states and local governments, and non-US governments accounts for more than 40%.

Financial Performance

AECOM's revenue has gradually declined in the past years, falling 25% between 2016 and 2020. The company's net income has also followed a similar trajectory, significantly falling to a loss in recent years following volatility.

AECOM's revenue for the year ended 2020 decreased $402.5 million to $13.2 billion as compared to $13.6 billion for the corresponding period last year. The decrease in revenue for the year was primarily due to decreases in its Americas segment of $251.1 million and in its International segment of $150 million.

The company recorded a loss of $186.4 million in 2020, a slight improvement from its reported net loss of $261.1 million the year prior. The company incurred a $188.3 million restructuring expense for the year, however its general and administrative expenses declined. AECOM also did not repeat its impairment loss of $24.9 million from the year prior during the current fiscal year.

AECOM added $737.9 million to its cash stores in 2020 to $1.8 billion, compared to $1.1 billion in 2019. Cash provided by operations was $329.6 million, while cash from investing activities contributed another $2 billion from the sale of discontinued operations. Financing activities used $1.6 billion, mainly for borrowings repayments, unsecured senior notes redemptions, and repurchases of common stock.

Strategy

AECOM's strategy is focused on setting a new standard of excellence in the professional services industry. First, its recently simplified operating structure promotes greater connectivity and collaboration across its seven regions and five global business lines. The company drives growth by prioritizing its core markets, leaning into its greatest strengths and ensuring its best talent and resources are focused on nurturing client relationships. The company is transforming the way it delivers work through technology and digital platforms improving the client experience and increasing efficiency. Lastly, AECOM is building upon its position as a leading ESG company, unified by its purpose to deliver a better world.

In early 2021, AECOM completed the sale of the Civil construction business to Oroco Capital. The sale of its Civil construction, which the company announced in late 2020, together with the sale of its Power construction business in October, represents a significant milestone in advancing its strategy and focusing its efforts on its higher-margin and lower-risk Professional Services businesses. With the completion of these sales, AECOM has now exited substantially all of its self-perform, at-risk construction businesses.

AECOM also advanced the next stage of its strategy in late 2020, with the integration its Design & Consulting Services (DCS) businesses into one global organization. This initiative further simplified the operating structure of the company and enabled greater connectivity and collaboration across the enterprise.

Company Background

AECOM formed in 1990 through the merger of five subsidiaries of Ashland Inc. Since then, more than 50 companies have joined AECOM. The company completed its initial public offering in 2007.

Aecom

1999 Avenue of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
Phone: 1 (213) 593-8000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: ACM
Stock Exchange: , NYSE
Chairman and CEO: Michael S. Burke
Vice Chairman: Daniel R. Tishman
COO: Randall A. Wotring
Employees (This Location): 148
Employees (All Locations): 54,000

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA

Other Locations

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