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Foster Wheeler Reports Results For Fourth Quarter Of 2012

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• It does not include taxes. Because the payment of taxes is a necessary and ongoing part of the company's operations, any measure that excludes taxes has material limitations; and

• It does not include depreciation and amortization. Because the company must utilize property, plant and equipment and intangible assets in order to generate revenues in its operations, depreciation and amortization are necessary and ongoing costs of its operations. Therefore, any measure that excludes depreciation and amortization has material limitations.

Calculation of EBITDA Margin

Segment EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing business unit operating revenues in Foster Wheeler Scope into business unit EBITDA.

Foster Wheeler Scope

Foster Wheeler Scope represents that portion of backlog, new orders booked and operating revenues on which profit can be earned. Foster Wheeler Scope excludes revenues relating to third-party costs incurred by the company as agent or principal on a reimbursable basis.

Foster Wheeler AG is a global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier delivering technically advanced, reliable facilities and equipment. The company employs approximately 13,000 talented professionals with specialized expertise dedicated to serving its clients through one of its two primary business groups. The company’s Global Engineering and Construction Group designs and constructs leading-edge processing facilities for the upstream oil and gas, LNG and gas-to-liquids, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals, power, mining and metals, environmental, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The company’s Global Power Group is a world leader in combustion and steam generation technology that designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary equipment for power stations and industrial facilities and also provides a wide range of aftermarket services. The company is based in Zug, Switzerland, and its operational headquarters office is in Reading, United Kingdom. For more information about Foster Wheeler, please visit our Web site at www.fwc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Foster Wheeler AG news releases may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s assumptions, expectations and projections about the Company and the various industries within which the Company operates. These include statements regarding the Company’s expectations about revenues (including as expressed by its backlog), its liquidity, the outcome of litigation and legal proceedings and recoveries from customers for claims and the costs of current and future asbestos claims and the amount and timing of related insurance recoveries. Such forward-looking statements by their nature involve a degree of risk and uncertainty. The Company cautions that a variety of factors, including but not limited to the factors described in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the following, could cause the Company’s business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in forward-looking statements: benefits, effects or results of the Company’s redomestication to Switzerland, benefits, effects or results of the Company’s strategic renewal initiative, further deterioration in global economic conditions, changes in investment by the oil and gas, oil refining, chemical/petrochemical and power generation industries, changes in the financial condition of its customers, changes in regulatory environments, changes in project design or schedules, contract cancellations, the changes in estimates made by the Company of costs to complete projects, changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies worldwide, compliance with laws and regulations relating to the Company’s global operations, currency fluctuations, war, terrorist attacks and/or natural disasters affecting facilities either owned by the Company or where equipment or services are or may be provided by the Company, interruptions to shipping lanes or other methods of transit, outcomes of pending and future litigation, including litigation regarding the Company’s liability for damages and insurance coverage for asbestos exposure, protection and validity of the Company’s patents and other intellectual property rights, increasing global competition, compliance with its debt covenants, recoverability of claims against the Company’s customers and others by the Company and claims by third parties against the Company, and changes in estimates used in its critical accounting policies. Other factors and assumptions not identified above were also involved in the formation of these forward-looking statements and the failure of such other assumptions to be realized, as well as other factors, may also cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Most of these factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the Company’s control. You should consider the areas of risk described above in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised, however, to consult any additional disclosures the Company makes in proxy statements, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and current reports on Form 8-K filed or furnished with to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statement of Operations (in thousands of dollars, except share data and per share amounts) (unaudited)

         
Quarter Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
 
Operating revenues $ 735,281 $ 1,128,743 $ 3,414,635 $ 4,480,729
Cost of operating revenues   590,709     976,219     2,837,317     3,939,274  
Contract profit 144,572 152,524 577,318 541,455
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 88,278 80,666 334,617 309,996
Other income, net (4,540 ) (9,293 ) (37,683 ) (51,607 )
Other deductions, net 9,564 22,192 34,726 43,969
Interest income (2,219 ) (5,657 ) (10,807 ) (18,922 )
Interest expense 2,935 2,491 13,797 12,876
Net asbestos-related provision   22,795     5,514     30,505     9,901  
Income before income taxes 27,759 56,611 212,163 235,242
Provision for income taxes   18,302     15,685     62,267     58,514  
Net income 9,457 40,926 149,896 176,728
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   3,162     1,681     13,874     14,345  
Net income attributable to Foster Wheeler AG $ 6,295   $ 39,245   $ 136,022   $ 162,383  
 
 
Shares Outstanding:
Weighted-average number of shares

outstanding for basic earnings per share

105,552,630 114,843,970 107,054,284 120,085,704
Weighted-average number of shares

outstanding for diluted earnings per share

105,970,858 114,940,513 107,313,539 120,504,483
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.06   $ 0.34   $ 1.27   $ 1.35  
Diluted $ 0.06   $ 0.34   $ 1.27   $ 1.35  

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheet (in thousands of dollars) (unaudited)

      December 31, 2012     December 31, 2011
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 582,322 $ 718,049
Short-term investments - 1,294
Accounts and notes receivable, net:
Trade 610,695 427,984
Other 86,981 97,495
Contracts in process 228,979 166,648
Prepaid, deferred and refundable income taxes 57,404 62,616
Other current assets   47,161     49,101  
Total current assets   1,613,542     1,523,187  
Land, buildings and equipment, net 334,141 341,987
Restricted cash 63,029 44,094
Notes and accounts receivable – long-term 14,119 6,210
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated affiliates 205,476 211,109
Goodwill 133,518 112,120
Other intangible assets, net 105,100 74,386
Asbestos-related insurance recovery receivable 132,438 157,127
Other assets 90,509 118,178
Deferred tax assets   42,052     25,482  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,733,924   $ 2,613,880  
LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Current installments on long-term debt $ 13,672 $ 12,683
Accounts payable 300,225 250,821
Accrued expenses 232,197 237,089
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 565,101 550,746
Income taxes payable   64,992     39,645  
Total current liabilities   1,176,187     1,090,984  
Long-term debt 124,034 136,428
Deferred tax liabilities 40,889 44,622
Pension, postretirement and other employee benefits 177,345 171,065
Asbestos-related liability 259,350 269,520
Other long-term liabilities 190,132 160,596
Commitments and contingencies    
TOTAL LIABILITIES   1,967,937     1,873,215  
Temporary Equity:
Non-vested share-based compensation awards subject to redemption   8,594     4,993  
TOTAL TEMPORARY EQUITY   8,594     4,993  
Equity:
Registered shares 269,633 321,181
Paid-in capital 266,943 606,053
Retained earnings 835,993 699,971
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (567,603 ) (530,068 )
Treasury shares   (90,976 )   (409,390 )
TOTAL FOSTER WHEELER AG SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   713,990     687,747  
Noncontrolling interests   43,403     47,925  
TOTAL EQUITY   757,393     735,672  
TOTAL LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND EQUITY $ 2,733,924   $ 2,613,880  

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries Business Segments (in thousands of dollars) (unaudited)

           
Quarter Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  

Global Engineering & Construction Group

Backlog - in future revenues $ 2,884,700 $ 2,420,200 $ 2,884,700 $ 2,420,200
New orders booked - in future revenues 852,900 1,052,100 2,860,400 3,024,900
Operating revenues 504,240 845,193 2,419,327 3,443,079
EBITDA 53,399 55,416 192,208 210,541
 
Foster Wheeler Scope (1) :
Backlog - in Foster Wheeler Scope 2,196,700 1,365,900 2,196,700 1,365,900
New orders booked - in Foster Wheeler Scope 866,500 375,800 2,397,600 1,447,200
Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 423,870 $ 453,052 $ 1,586,198 $ 1,594,992
 

Global Power Group

Backlog - in future revenues $ 763,300 $ 1,205,900 $ 763,300 $ 1,205,900
New orders booked - in future revenues 125,300 462,200 589,100 1,260,900
Operating revenues 231,041 283,550 995,308 1,037,650
EBITDA 46,548 54,956 207,862 184,467
 
Foster Wheeler Scope (1) :
Backlog - in Foster Wheeler Scope 753,500 1,196,400 753,500 1,196,400
New orders booked - in Foster Wheeler Scope 121,500 460,300 579,000 1,251,800
Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 227,586 $ 281,301 $ 985,488 $ 1,028,176
 

Corporate & Finance Group (2)

EBITDA $ (45,055 ) $ (40,893 ) $ (121,453 ) $ (111,779 )
 

Consolidated

Backlog - in future revenues $ 3,648,000 $ 3,626,100 $ 3,648,000 $ 3,626,100
New orders booked - in future revenues 978,200 1,514,300 3,449,500 4,285,800
Operating revenues 735,281 1,128,743 3,414,635 4,480,729
EBITDA 54,892 69,479 278,617 283,229
 
Foster Wheeler Scope (1) :
Backlog - in Foster Wheeler Scope 2,950,200 2,562,300 2,950,200 2,562,300
New orders booked - in Foster Wheeler Scope 988,000 836,100 2,976,600 2,699,000
Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 651,456 $ 734,353 $ 2,571,686 $ 2,623,168
 
____________________
 

(1)

Foster Wheeler Scope represents the portion of backlog, new orders booked and operating revenues on which profit can be earned.

Foster Wheeler Scope excludes revenues relating to third-party costs incurred by the company as agent or principal on a reimbursable basis.

 

(2)

Includes intersegment eliminations.

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries Reconciliations of EBITDA and Foster Wheeler Scope (in thousands of dollars) (unaudited)

         
Quarter Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income (1)

EBITDA:

Global Engineering & Construction Group $ 53,399 $ 55,416 $ 192,208 $ 210,541
Global Power Group 46,548 54,956 207,862 184,467
Corporate & Finance Group   (45,055 )   (40,893 )   (121,453 )   (111,779 )
Consolidated EBITDA 54,892 69,479 278,617 283,229
Less: Interest expense 2,935 2,491 13,797 12,876
Less: Depreciation/amortization (2) 27,360 12,058 66,531 49,456
Less: Provision for income taxes   18,302     15,685     62,267     58,514  
Net income (1) $ 6,295   $ 39,245   $ 136,022   $ 162,383  
 

Reconciliation of Foster Wheeler Scope Operating

Revenues to Operating Revenues

 

Global Engineering & Construction Group

Foster Wheeler Scope operating revenues $ 423,870 $ 453,052 $ 1,586,198 $ 1,594,992
Flow-through revenues   80,370     392,141     833,129     1,848,087  
Operating revenues $ 504,240   $ 845,193   $ 2,419,327   $ 3,443,079  
 

Global Power Group

Foster Wheeler Scope operating revenues $ 227,586 $ 281,301 $ 985,488 $ 1,028,176
Flow-through revenues   3,455     2,249     9,820     9,474  
Operating revenues $ 231,041   $ 283,550   $ 995,308   $ 1,037,650  
 

Consolidated

Foster Wheeler Scope operating revenues $ 651,456 $ 734,353 $ 2,571,686 $ 2,623,168
Flow-through revenues   83,825     394,390     842,949     1,857,561  
Operating revenues $ 735,281   $ 1,128,743   $ 3,414,635   $ 4,480,729  
 
____________________

(1) Net income attributable to Foster Wheeler AG.

(2) The depreciation / amortization by business segment:

Quarter Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2012     2011     2012     2011  
Global Engineering & Construction Group $ 6,363 $ 5,861 $ 23,115 $ 24,867
Global Power Group 18,466 5,569 38,934 22,116
Corporate & Finance Group   2,531     628     4,482     2,473  
Total depreciation / amortization $ 27,360   $ 12,058   $ 66,531   $ 49,456  

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries EBITDA, Net Income* and Diluted Earnings Per Share Reconciliation (in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

             
 
Quarter Ended December 31,
2012 2011
 
EBITDA Net Income*

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

EBITDA Net Income*

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

As adjusted $ 77,687 $ 28,944 $ 0.27 $ 74,993 $ 44,759 $ 0.39
Adjustments:
Net asbestos-related

provision

(22,795) (22,649) (0.21) (5,514) (5,514) (0.05)
           
As reported $ 54,892 $ 6,295 $ 0.06 $ 69,479 $ 39,245 $ 0.34
 
 
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2012 2011
EBITDA Net Income*

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

EBITDA Net Income*

Diluted

Earnings

Per Share

 
As adjusted $ 309,122 $ 165,944 $ 1.54 $ 293,130 $ 172,284 $ 1.43
Adjustments:
Net asbestos-related

provision

(30,505) (29,922) (0.27) (9,901) (9,901) (0.08)
           
As reported $ 278,617 $ 136,022 $ 1.27 $ 283,229 $ 162,383 $ 1.35
 
____________________
*Net income attributable to Foster Wheeler AG.

Foster Wheeler AG and Subsidiaries Average Calculations (in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

         
2011

Full Year

2011

Quarterly

Average (1)

2012

Full Year

2012

Quarterly

Average (1)

Consolidated

Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 2,623,168 $ 655,792 $ 2,571,686 $ 642,922
Net income (2) $ 162,383 $ 40,596 $ 136,022 $ 34,006
Adjusted net income (2) $ 172,284 $ 43,071 $ 165,944 $ 41,486
Consolidated EBITDA $ 283,229 $ 70,807 $ 278,617 $ 69,654
Consolidated EBITDA, as adjusted $ 293,130 $ 73,283 $ 309,122 $ 77,281
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 1.43 $ 0.36 $ 1.54 $ 0.38
 
 

Global Engineering & Construction Group

New orders booked - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 1,447,200 $ 361,800 $ 2,397,600 $ 599,400
Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 1,594,992 $ 398,748 $ 1,586,198 $ 396,550
Segment EBITDA $ 210,541 $ 52,635 $ 192,208 $ 48,052
EBITDA margin 13.2% 13.2% 12.1% 12.1%
 
 

Global Power Group

New orders booked - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 1,251,800 $ 312,950 $ 579,000 $ 144,750
Operating revenues - in Foster Wheeler Scope $ 1,028,176 $ 257,044 $ 985,488 $ 246,372
Segment EBITDA $ 184,467 $ 46,117 $ 207,862 $ 51,966
EBITDA margin 17.9% 17.9% 21.1% 21.1%
____________________
(1) To calculate the quarterly average dollar amounts, the company divided reported annual figures by four.
(2) Net income attributable to Foster Wheeler AG.




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