In commenting on the company’s Global E&C Group, Masters said, “We expect scope revenues in 2013 to be up materially as compared with 2012, and we expect the full-year 2013 EBITDA margin on scope revenues in this business to be in the range of 10% to 12%.”
Masters said, “In our Global Power Group, we expect full-year scope revenues in 2013 to be flat to modestly down as compared with 2012, and we expect the full-year 2013 EBITDA margin on scope revenues to be in the range of 15% to 17%.”
Masters added, “Taking a longer-term view of the company’s prospects, we believe Foster Wheeler is poised for significant earnings growth in the years ahead, aided by the strategic actions we have taken – and are taking – to strengthen and expand each of our business groups, for example the 2012 reorganization of our E&C Group, our continued focus on business line diversification and the penetration of our products and services into new geographies.”
Share Repurchase ProgramThe company repurchased 1,751,119 shares during the fourth quarter of 2012 for approximately $40 million. As of December 31, 2012, the company had approximately $420 million remaining under its authorized share repurchase program. Conference Call Information Foster Wheeler AG plans to hold a conference call today, Friday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. Central European Time (8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.) to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. The call will be accessible to the public by telephone or webcast, and the company will post an accompanying slide presentation in the investor relations section of its website ( www.fwc.com). To listen to the call by telephone, dial 973-935-8752 (conference I.D. No. 81934805) approximately ten minutes before the call. The conference call will also be available over the Internet at www.fwc.com or through StreetEvents at www.streetevents.com. A replay of the call will be available on the company's web site for four weeks following the call. Net Income All references to net income in this news release refer to “Net income attributable to Foster Wheeler AG” as reported in our consolidated financial statements.