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Babcock & Wilcox Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results, Initiates Dividend And Announces Share Repurchase Program

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE: BWC) (“B&W” or the “Company”) today reported third quarter 2012 revenues of $807.6 million, an increase of $100.0 million, or 14.1% from the third quarter of 2011. Earnings per share for the third quarter of 2012 were $0.34. Earnings per share for the third quarter 2012 include the recognition of $25.3 million of previously unrecognized tax benefits and $28.6 million of non-cash impairment charges, net of tax. Before the impact of these items, earnings per share for the third quarter of 2012 were $0.37, a decrease of 5.1% from the $0.39 reported in the third quarter of 2011.

B&W’s Board of Directors declared an $0.08 per share quarterly dividend, payable on December 17, 2012 to shareholders of record as of November 19, 2012. On an annualized basis, the initial cash dividend is expected to be $0.32 per share. The Board also authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of the Company’s outstanding common stock during a two-year period.

Recent Highlights

  • Awarded $170 Million Boiler and Environmental Contract for Denmark Waste-to-Energy Plant
  • B&W Joint Venture Awarded $290 Million Engineering, Procurement and Construction Environmental Contract for Iowa Power Plant
  • B&W China Joint Venture Awarded Contract in Excess of $300 Million for Boiler and Environmental Project in Vietnam
  • Awarded $60 Million Coal-Fired Boiler Contract in Colombia, South America
  • Awarded $28 Million Biomass Boiler Contract in Canada
  • Ribbon Cutting Event Held at B&W mPower TM Fuel Technology Center

Results of Operations

Consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $807.6 million, an increase of $100.0 million, or 14.1%, from the third quarter of 2011. The Power Generation segment revenues increased $41.1 million, or 10.7%, primarily due to an increase in environmental equipment sales. Nuclear Operations segment revenues increased $30.1 million, or 11.8%, primarily due to increased manufacturing activity. Nuclear Energy segment revenues increased $13.5 million, or 22.0%, primarily due to increased project scope completion of nuclear equipment contracts. Technical Services revenues declined $2.6 million, or 9.1%.

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