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June 19, 2014
10:48 EDTKBR, CBI, FLR, JECKBR declines after 'disappointing' unexpected quarterly losses
Shares of engineering, construction and services company KBR (KBR) are falling after the firm reported that it will undertake a strategic review of its business following "disappointing" first quarter losses. WHAT'S NEW: KBR reported a Q1 loss per share of (29c), while analysts had forecast earnings per share of 38c. The company's Q1 revenue of $1.6B missed the consensus estimate of $1.77B. KBR's recently appointed CEO, Stuart Bradie, called the overall results for the quarter "disappointing" and said that they were impacted by losses at its Service segment's pipe fabrication and module assembly facility in Canada and on two U.S. construction projects, as well as underperformance in its IGP business. Bradie said its Hydrocarbons, and especially the firm's Gas Monetization segments, continued their strong performance during the quarter. KBR is set to undergo an in-depth strategic review of its businesses to evaluate how the company can best address the markets it serves. Once completed, KBR will provide an update to the market and expects to resume its previous practice of providing earnings guidance. Looking forward, Bradie explained that the firm's market position "remains strong" with a good pipeline of early stage front end engineering design and engineering procurement and construction opportunities throughout the world. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On April 9, KBR appointed Bradie president and CEO of the company effective June 2. Bradie succeeded William Utt, who retired. On May 30, KBR announced that it has completed the previously announced restatement of its financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013. KBR announced at that time that it was amending its unaudited financial statements as of September 30, 2013, and its unaudited quarterly data for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the engineering and construction sector include Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI), Fluor (FLR), and Jacobs Engineering (JEC). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, KBR fell $2.63, or 10%, to $23.69.
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September 16, 2014
08:04 EDTCBICB&I announces gas processing award in the U.S. by Enable Products
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07:47 EDTJECJacobs Engineering ups ownership in Jacobs ZATE
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07:46 EDTJECJacobs Engineering awarded contract option at NASa Marshall Space Flight Center
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September 12, 2014
08:00 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron declares interim dividend of 7c
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September 11, 2014
07:30 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron sell-off overdone, say Cowen
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September 10, 2014
08:11 EDTKBRKBR wins licensing, design services contract, value not disclosed
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September 9, 2014
10:30 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron initiated with a Buy at Standpoint Research
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07:45 EDTJECJacobs Engineering receives contract extension from EDF Energy
Jacobs Engineering Group announced that its contract to provide project services to EDF Energy for its eight nuclear power station sites in the United Kingdom has been extended. Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the contract is extended by 12 months with an option for a further 12 months. Jacobs is providing a range of project services to support EDF Energy’s program of maintenance and life extension projects at the stations. EDF Energy’s eight stations have a combined capacity of almost 8.8 million kilowatts, making it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity.
07:02 EDTFLRDA Davidson to hold a conference
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September 5, 2014
11:20 EDTJECJacobs joint venture selected by FDOT
Jacobs Engineering announced today its joint venture with HDR is part of the I-4 Mobility Partners team selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to deliver the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orange and Seminole Counties, Florida. I-4 Mobility Partners is comprised of Skanska Infrastructure Development and John Laing, Skanska, Granite, Lane Construction Joint Venture, and HDR and Jacobs as the Design Joint venture. Under the terms of the contract, the HDR/Jacobs joint venture is delivering final design of the project, including roadway/traffic control, drainage, structures, intelligent traffic systems, signing and signalization, lighting, landscaping and aesthetics. The $2.32B I-4 Ultimate project includes the reconstruction of 21 miles of I-4, reconstructing 15 major interchanges, constructing more than 140 bridges, adding four variable priced toll express lanes in the median, and completely rebuilding the general use lanes along the entire corridor. The project is being procured by FDOT as a public-private partnership.

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