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June 19, 2014
10:48 EDTFLR, CBI, JEC, KBRKBR 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.
News For KBR;CBI;FLR;JEC From The Last 14 Days
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February 3, 2016
11:32 EDTJECJacobs sees underlying Q2 results 'similiarly challenged' as Q1
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11:30 EDTJECJacobs Engineering says continues to identify additional cost reductions
Says adverse market conditions, particularly in oil and mining, continue to have significant impact on businesses. Says growth markets including aeropsace, pharma-bio helped mitigate pressures from more challenged sectors. Says balance sheet "strong," should strengthen further. Regarding restructuring, says continues to identify additional cost reductions and believes company has opportunities to further streamline and achieve more efficiences. Says conducting economic review of entire portfolio. Sees "a lot of uncertainty" in oil and gas markets. Says refining segment "solid." Says share buyback program an appropriate use of cash. Comments taken from the Q1 earnings conference call. Jacobs is down 3.83% to $37.18 in late morning trading.
10:55 EDTCBIChicago Bridge & Iron to host investor day
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08:34 EDTJECJacobs Engineering reports total backlog of $18.2B at January 1
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08:33 EDTJECJacobs Engineering backs FY16 adjusted EPS view $2.80-$3.30, consensus $3.08
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08:32 EDTJECJacobs Engineering reports Q1 adjusted EPS 78c, consensus 69c
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07:51 EDTCBIEngineering stock selloff on oil overdone, says JPMorgan
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February 2, 2016
07:49 EDTJECJacobs awarded Pre-FID study contract for Baltic Gas project
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07:48 EDTJECJacobs awarded $436M Aberdeen Test Center support services contract
Jacobs Engineering announced it received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide test support services to the Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Jacobs has supported ATC since 2001 through two predecessor contracts and one bridge contract. The total maximum cost of the five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is $436M. Jacobs' role is to provide mission test support services to ATC, one of the Department of Defense's premier test and training ranges supporting both military and commercial materiel developers, by testing a broad spectrum of equipment throughout the life cycle, from concept through deployment.
05:45 EDTKBRElbit Systems and KBR joint venture awarded contract for UK Military
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January 29, 2016
07:46 EDTJECJacobs confirmed in framework for decommissioning work with Sellafield
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January 27, 2016
09:35 EDTKBRKBR downgraded to Hold from Buy at Vertical Research
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January 26, 2016
07:46 EDTJECJacobs awarded contract by Welsh Government for road improvement
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January 25, 2016
10:02 EDTKBRKBR downgraded to Hold from Accumulate at Tudor Pickering
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