KBR Announces Earnings Per Diluted Share Of $0.61 For Second Quarter 2013

KBR (NYSE:KBR) announced today that second quarter 2013 net income attributable to KBR was $90 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to KBR of $104 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2012.

Consolidated revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was $2.0 billion compared to $2.1 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Operating income in the second quarter of 2013 was $123 million compared to $129 million in the prior year second quarter.

“KBR delivered solid project execution in the second quarter, driving job income and job income margins up 8% and 153 basis points year-over-year, respectively,” said Bill Utt, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of KBR. “We also made strong progress on bookings in North America, with key strategic wins in Downstream with nearly $1 billion in EPC awards in ammonia and ethylene, with the technology licenses awarded related to these downstream wins, and with a North American FEED award for the Pacific Northwest LNG project in Canada in our Gas Monetization business. These wins help to affirm KBR’s position as a premiere North American contractor.”

Business Discussion (All comparisons are second quarter 2013 versus second quarter 2012, unless otherwise noted).

Hydrocarbons Results

Hydrocarbons revenue was $955 million, down $167 million, or 15%. Hydrocarbons job income was $177 million, up $13 million, or 8%.
  • Gas Monetization job income was $101 million, up $7 million, or 7%, primarily related to continued strong execution and increased volumes at two LNG projects. Partially offsetting the increase was the substantial completion of another LNG project.
  • Oil and Gas job income was $26 million, down $12 million, or 32%. Increased work volumes on the Shah Deniz and GDF Suez Bonaparte projects was more than offset by GVA license fees of $8 million booked in the second quarter of 2012 for several semi-submersible hulls which did not recur in the second quarter of 2013, as well as lower work volumes from the completion or near completion of several offshore projects.
  • Downstream job income was $22 million, up $9 million, or 69%, primarily related to increased profits from an ethylene project in Uzbekistan, a gasifier FEED in Saudi Arabia, increased work volumes at the KBR-AMCDE entity in Saudi Arabia as well as the start of the new Dyno Nobel ammonia project and a new ethylene project in the United States. Partially offsetting the increase was lower work volumes from the completion or near completion of several projects in the United States.
  • Technology job income was $28 million, up $9 million, or 47%, primarily related to several new ammonia projects in the United States, Bolivia, Nigeria, Indonesia, India and Hungary, as well as an ethylene project in the United States and a propylene project in China. Partially offsetting the increase was lower work volumes from the completion of ammonia projects in Brazil and China and a VCC project in Russia.

Infrastructure, Government and Power (IGP) Results

IGP revenue was $392 million, down $99 million, or 20%. IGP job income was $62 million, down $1 million, or 2%.
  • North American Government and Logistics (NAGL) job income was $14 million, up $9 million, or 180%. The second quarter 2012 included a net negative $18 million impact due to the adverse Tamimi Global Company, Ltd. judgment and a gain for higher cost recoveries, both related to the LogCAP III contract. Partially offsetting the increase was reduced LogCAP III project close-out recoveries and lower work volumes on the LogCAP IV contract.
  • International Government, Defence and Support Services (IGDSS) job income was $31 million, up $5 million, or 19%, primarily related to increased income on the Afghanistan ISP project and the new Joint Operational Fuel System contract. Partially offsetting the increase was the completion of the Temporary Deployable Accommodations project in Afghanistan.
  • Infrastructure job income was $8 million, down $8 million, or 50%. Higher activity on the Doha Expressway project in Qatar was more than offset by lower work volumes on water, transportation and facilities projects, primarily in Australia.
  • Power and Industrial (P&I) job income was $6 million, down $4 million, or 40%. Higher activity on a waste-to-energy expansion project and work performed on an emissions control EPC project was more than offset by lower work volumes from the substantial completion of engineering activities on a coal gasification project and the completion of an industrial project in Louisiana.
  • Minerals job income was $3 million, down $3 million, or 50%, primarily related to the completion of several minerals projects in the United States and Australia as well as decreased activity on the Hope Downs 4 iron ore project in Australia.

Services Results

Services revenue was $622 million, up $197 million, or 46%. Services job income was $38 million, up $9 million, or 31%, primarily related to increased activity on several module fabrication and turnaround projects in Canada as well as increased work activity in Industrial Services and Building Group.

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