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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 10-K


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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

        For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012

or

o

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

        For the transition period from                                to                               

Commission file number: 1-16129



FLUOR CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  33-0927079
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

6700 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)

 


75039

(Zip Code)

469-398-7000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $.01 par value per share   New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes þ    No o

         Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes o    No þ

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ    No o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes þ    No o

         Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer þ   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o

         Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o    No þ

         As of June 30, 2012, the aggregate market value of the registrant's common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $8.2 billion based on the closing sale price as reported on the New York Stock Exchange.

         Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Class
 
Outstanding at February 14, 2013
Common Stock, $.01 par value per share   162,508,215 shares

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Document

 

Parts Into Which Incorporated
Portions of the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 2, 2013 (Proxy Statement)   Part III

   


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FLUOR CORPORATION

INDEX TO ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2012

 
   
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PART I

       

Item 1.

 

Business

   
1
 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

    12  

Item 1B.

 

Unresolved Staff Comments

    25  

Item 2.

 

Properties

    26  

Item 3.

 

Legal Proceedings

    26  

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

    26  

 

PART II

       

Item 5.

 

Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

   
27
 

Item 6.

 

Selected Financial Data

    29  

Item 7.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

    30  

Item 7A.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

    47  

Item 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

    48  

Item 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

    48  

Item 9A.

 

Controls and Procedures

    48  

Item 9B.

 

Other Information

    51  

 

PART III

       

Item 10.

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

   
51
 

Item 11.

 

Executive Compensation

    53  

Item 12.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholders Matters

    54  

Item 13.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

    54  

Item 14.

 

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

    54  

 

PART IV

       

Item 15.

 

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

   
55
 

Signatures

    59  

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Forward-Looking Information

        From time to time, Fluor® Corporation makes certain comments and disclosures in reports and statements, including this annual report on Form 10-K, or statements are made by its officers or directors, that, while based on reasonable assumptions, may be forward-looking in nature. Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, a "safe harbor" may be provided to us for certain of these forward-looking statements. We wish to caution readers that forward-looking statements, including disclosures which use words such as the company "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates" and similar statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from expectations.

        Any forward-looking statements that we may make are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those anticipated by us. Any forward-looking statements are subject to the risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations, financial condition, cost reductions, acquisitions, dispositions, financing transactions, operations, expansion, consolidation and other events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

        Due to known and unknown risks, our actual results may differ materially from our expectations or projections. While most risks affect only future cost or revenue anticipated by us, some risks may relate to accruals that have already been reflected in earnings. Our failure to receive payments of accrued amounts or incurrence of liabilities in excess of amounts previously recognized could result in a charge against future earnings. As a result, the reader is cautioned to recognize and consider the inherently uncertain nature of forward-looking statements and not to place undue reliance on them.

        These factors include those referenced or described in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (including in "Item 1A. — Risk Factors"). We cannot control such risk factors and other uncertainties, and in many cases, we cannot predict the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. You should consider these risks and uncertainties when you are evaluating us and deciding whether to invest in our securities. Except as otherwise required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Defined Terms

        Except as the context otherwise requires, the terms "Fluor" or the "Registrant" as used herein are references to Fluor Corporation and its predecessors and references to the "company," "we," "us," or "our" as used herein shall include Fluor Corporation, its consolidated subsidiaries and divisions.


PART I

Item 1.    Business

        Fluor Corporation was incorporated in Delaware on September 11, 2000 prior to a reverse spin-off transaction involving the company. However, through our predecessors, we have been in business for over a century and celebrated our 100th anniversary during 2012. Our principal executive offices are located at 6700 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039, telephone number (469) 398-7000.

        Our common stock currently trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FLR".

        Fluor Corporation is a holding company that owns the stock of a number of subsidiaries. Acting through these subsidiaries, we are one of the largest professional services firms providing engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance as well as project management services on a global basis. We serve a diverse set of industries worldwide including oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals, transportation, mining and metals, power, life sciences and manufacturing. We are also a primary service provider to the U.S. federal government; and we perform operations and maintenance activities for major industrial clients.

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        Our business is aligned into five principal segments. The five segments are Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services and Power. Fluor Constructors International, Inc., which is organized and operates separately from the rest of our business, provides unionized management and construction services in the United States and Canada, both independently and as a subcontractor on projects in each of our segments. Financial information on our segments, as defined under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, is set forth on page F-44 of this annual report on Form 10-K under the caption "Operating Information by Segment," which is incorporated herein by reference.

Competitive Strengths

        As an integrated world class provider of engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services, we believe that our business model allows us the opportunity to bring to our clients on a global basis compelling business offerings that combine excellence in execution, safety, cost containment and experience. In that regard, we believe that our business strategies, which are based on certain of our core competencies, provide us with some significant competitive advantages:

        Excellence in Execution    Given our proven track record of project completion and client satisfaction, we believe that our ability to design, engineer, construct and manage complex projects often in geographically challenging locations gives us a distinct competitive advantage. We strive to complete our projects on schedule while meeting or exceeding all client specifications. In an increasingly competitive environment, we are also continually emphasizing cost controls so that our clients achieve not only their performance requirements but also their budgetary needs.

        Financial Strength    We believe that we are among the most financially sound companies in our sector. We strive to maintain a solid financial condition, placing an emphasis on having a strong balance sheet and an investment grade credit rating. Our financial strength provides us a valuable competitive advantage in terms of access to surety bonding capacity and letters of credit which are critical to our business. Our strong balance sheet also allows us to fund our strategic initiatives, pay dividends, repurchase stock, pursue opportunities for growth and better manage unanticipated cash flow variations.

        Safety    One of our core values and a fundamental business strategy is our constant pursuit of safety. Both for us and our clients, the maintenance of a safe and secure workplace is a key business driver. In the areas in which we provide our services, we have delivered and continue to deliver excellent safety performance, with our safety record being better than the industry average. In our estimation, a safe job site decreases risks on a project site, assures a proper environment for our employees and enhances their morale, reduces project cost and exposure and generally improves client relations. We believe that our safety record is one of our most distinguishing features.

        Global Execution Platform    As the largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance company, we have a global footprint with employees situated throughout the world. Our global presence allows us to build local relationships that permit us to capitalize better on opportunities near these locations. It also allows us to mobilize quickly to international project sites.

        Market Diversity    The company serves multiple markets across a broad spectrum of industries. We feel that our market diversity is a key strength of our company that helps to mitigate the impact of the cyclicality in the markets we serve. Just as important, our concentrated attention on market diversification allows us to achieve more consistent growth and deliver solid returns. We believe that our continued strategy of maintaining a good mixture within our entire business portfolio permits us to both focus on our more stable business markets and to capitalize on developing our cyclical markets when the timing is appropriate. This strategy also allows us to better weather any downturns in a specific market by emphasizing markets that are strong.

        Client Relationships    We actively pursue relationships with new clients while at the same time building on our long-term relationships with existing clients. As the number of national oil companies and sovereign-owned clients increases, we are successfully forging new relationships with these companies,

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often at a local level. We continue to believe that long-term relationships with existing, sometimes decades-old, clients serves us well by allowing us to better understand and be more responsive to their requirements. Regardless of whether our clients are new or have been with us for many years, our ability to successfully foster relationships is a key driver to the success of our business.

        Risk Management    We believe that our ability to assess, understand and gauge project risk, especially in difficult locations or circumstances or in a lump-sum contracting environment, gives us the ability to selectively enter into markets or accept projects where we feel we can best perform. We have an experienced management team, particularly in risk management and project execution, which helps us to better anticipate and understand potential risks and, therefore, how to manage them. Our risk management capabilities allow us to better control costs and ensure timely performance, which in turn leads to clients who are satisfied with the delivered product.

General Operations

        Our services fall into five broad categories: engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management. In addition, the company offers fabrication services. We offer these services independently as well as on a fully integrated basis. Our services can range from basic consulting activities, often at the early stages of a project, to complete design-build contracts.

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We operate in five principal business segments, as described below.

Oil & Gas

        Through our Oil & Gas segment, we have long served the global oil and gas production, processing, and the chemical and petro-chemical industries, as an integrated service provider offering a full range of design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management services to a broad spectrum of energy-related industries. We serve a number of specific industries including upstream oil and gas production, downstream refining, offshore production, pipeline, chemicals and petrochemicals. While we perform projects that range greatly in size and scope, we believe that one of our distinguishing features is that we are one of the few companies that have the global strength and reach to perform extremely large projects in difficult locations. As the locations of large scale oil, gas and chemicals projects have become more challenging geographically, geopolitically or otherwise, we believe that clients will continue to look to us based upon our size, strength, global reach and experience. Moreover, as many of our clients continue to recognize that they need to invest and expend resources to meet oil, gas and chemicals demands, we believe that the company has been and will continue to be extremely well-positioned to capitalize on these opportunities.

        As the global economy becomes increasingly more cost-competitive, clients are placing an increasing emphasis on lower cost project execution. We also are seeing that in many of the countries where we work, clients are requiring more local content in their projects through the use of in-country talent, as well as through the procurement of in-country goods and services. As a result, we continue to expand our footprint in growth regions while also emphasizing a dispersed execution model that allows resources from multiple offices to work on projects; we are emphasizing local training programs; and we are increasing our use of global execution centers such as our offices in Manila, Delhi and Cebu where we can continue to provide superior services but on a more cost-efficient basis. Another way in which we are addressing local content requirements is our increasing use of strategic alliances with local partners, where we can tie together our global expertise with an existing local presence.

        With each specific project, our role can vary. We may be involved in providing front-end engineering, program management and final design services, construction management services, self-perform construction, or oversight of other contractors and we may also assume responsibility for the procurement of labor, materials, equipment and subcontractors. We have the capacity to design and construct new facilities, upgrade and revamp existing facilities, rebuild facilities following fires and explosions, and expand refineries, processing plants, (petro)chemical facilities, pipelines and offshore installations. We also provide consulting services ranging from feasibility studies to process assessment to project finance structuring and studies.

        In the upstream sector, our clients need to develop additional and new sources of supply. Our typical projects in the upstream sector revolve around the production, processing and transporting of oil and gas resources, including the development of major new fields and pipelines, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. We are also involved in offshore production facilities and we continue to see significant opportunities in the Canadian oil sands market and in conventional and unconventional gas projects in various geographical locations.

        In the downstream sector, we continue to pursue significant global opportunities relating to refined products. Our clients are modernizing and modifying existing refineries to increase capacity and satisfy environmental requirements. We continue to play a strong role in each of these markets. We also remain focused on markets such as clean fuels, both domestically and internationally, where an increasing number

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of countries are implementing stronger environmental policies. As heavier feedstocks become more viable to refine, we employ our strength in technologies to pursue opportunities that facilitate the removal of sulfur from this heavier crude.

        In the chemicals and petrochemicals market, we have been very active for several years with major projects involving the expansion of ethylene based derivatives as well as in the production of polysilicon. The most active markets have been in the Middle East, as well as in China where there is significant demand for chemical products. In addition, we are involved in and continue to see significant opportunities in chemical, gas-to-liquid and LNG facilities in the United States, driven by the availability of low cost (shale) gas.

        With our partner Grupo ICA, we maintain a joint venture known as ICA Fluor, through which we continue to participate in the Mexican and Central American oil, gas, power, chemical and other markets.

Industrial & Infrastructure

        The Industrial & Infrastructure segment provides design, engineering, procurement and construction services to the transportation, wind power, mining and metals, life sciences, manufacturing, commercial and institutional, telecommunications, microelectronics and healthcare sectors. These projects often require state-of-the-art application of our clients' processes and intellectual knowledge. We focus on providing our clients with solutions to reduce and contain cost and to compress delivery schedules. By doing so, we are able to complete our clients' projects on a quick and more cost efficient basis.

        In transportation, as the global population continues to grow, especially in emerging countries, and existing infrastructure continues to age in developed countries, we have won and will continue to pursue transportation projects on a global basis, promoting our business model of pursuing large complex projects. We provide a broad range of services including consulting, design, planning, financial structuring, engineering and construction, domestically and internationally. Our service offerings include transportation infrastructure such as roads, highways, bridges and rail. Many of our projects involve the use of public/private partnerships, which allow us to develop and finance deals in concert with public entities for projects such as toll roads that would not have otherwise been commenced had only public funding been available. From time to time, we are also an equity investor in certain of the public/private partnerships, where appropriate.

        In mining and metals, we provide a full range of services to the iron ore, copper, diamond, gold, nickel, alumina, aluminum and other commodity-based industries. These services include feasibility studies through detailed engineering, design, procurement, construction, and commissioning and start-up support. We see many of these opportunities being developed in extreme altitudes, topographies and climates, such as the Andes Mountains, Mongolia, Western Australia and Africa. We are one of the few companies with the size and experience to pursue large scale mining and metals projects in these difficult locations.

        In life sciences, we provide design, engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We also specialize in providing validation and commissioning services where we not only bring new facilities into production but we also keep existing facilities operating. The ability to complete projects on a large scale basis, especially in a business where time to market is critical, allows us to better serve our clients and is a key competitive advantage.

        In manufacturing, we provide design, engineering, procurement, consulting, construction and construction management services to a wide variety of industries.

Government

        Our Government segment is a provider of engineering, construction, logistics support, contingency response and management and operations services to the U.S. government. We are primarily focused on the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Because the U.S. government is the single largest purchaser of outsourced services in the world, it represents an attractive opportunity for the company.

        For the Department of Energy, we provide site management, environmental remediation, decommissioning, engineering and construction services and have been very successful in addressing the myriad of environmental and regulatory challenges associated with these sites. Fluor performs significant activities as part of a joint venture that has responsibility for the Savannah River site near Aiken, South Carolina. A Fluor-led team also has responsibility for the Department of Energy's Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio. We are leveraging our skills and experience to pursue additional domestic and international opportunities in the nuclear services and environmental remediation arenas.

        The Government segment also provides engineering and construction services, as well as logistics and contingency operations support, to the Department of Defense. We support military logistical and infrastructure needs around the world. Our largest long-term contract is LOGCAP IV, under which we provide engineering, procurement, construction and logistical augmentation services to the U.S. military in various international locations, with a primary focus on the United States military-related activities in and around the Middle East and more specifically Afghanistan. In combination with our subsidiary, Del-Jen, Inc., we are a leading provider of outsourced services to the federal government. We provide operations and maintenance services at military bases and education and training services to the Department of Labor, particularly through Job Corps programs. Because of our strong network of global resources, we believe we are well-situated to efficiently and effectively mobilize the resources necessary for Department of Defense operations, even in the most remote and difficult locations.

        The company is also providing significant support to the Department of Homeland Security. We are particularly involved in supporting the U.S. government's rapid response capabilities to address security issues and disaster relief, the latter primarily through our long-standing relationship with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Global Services

        The Global Services segment integrates a variety of customized service capabilities that serve and assist industrial clients in improving the performance of their plants and facilities. Capabilities within Global Services include operations and maintenance activities, small capital project engineering and execution, site equipment and tool services, industrial fleet services, plant turnaround services, supply chain solutions and temporary staffing.

        Continuing operations and sustaining small capital project services are frequently executed under multi-year alliance agreements directly between Global Services and its clients. Clients demand these services to help achieve substantial operations improvements while they remain focused on their core business functions. Support services for large capital projects are provided to clients in concert with other Fluor segments or on a standalone basis. This segment often benefits from large projects that originate in another of our segments which can lead to long-term maintenance or operations opportunities. Alternatively, long-term maintenance contracts for Global Services can lead to larger capital projects for one of our other segments when that need arises.

        Global Services' activities in the operations and maintenance markets include providing facility start-up and management, plant and facility maintenance, operations support and asset management services to the oil and gas, chemicals, life sciences, mining and metals, consumer products and manufacturing industries. We are a leading supplier of operations and maintenance services, providing our service offerings both domestically and internationally.

        We also provide Site ServicesSM and Fleet OutsourcingSM through American Equipment Company, Inc., or AMECO®. AMECO provides integrated construction equipment, tool, and fleet service solutions on a global basis for construction projects and plant sites of third parties. AMECO supports large construction projects and plants at locations throughout North and South America, Africa including our growing presence in Mozambique, and the Middle East.

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        Our supply chain solutions business line provides a full range of strategic sourcing solutions to help execute capital projects. Our material, equipment and subcontracted services specialists continually monitor and analyze supply market activity, allowing us to advise our clients on procurement strategies that can optimize cost and schedule to support increased return on investment. We also are in the process of creating a new procurement entity, Acqyre, which will provide strategic sourcing solutions to third parties.

        Global Services serves the temporary staffing market through TRS Staffing Solutions, Inc. or TRS®. TRS is a global enterprise of staffing specialists that provides the company and third party clients with recruiting and permanent placement services and the placement of contract technical professionals.

Power

        In the Power segment, we provide a full range of services to the gas fueled, solid fuels, environmental compliance, renewables, nuclear and power services markets. Our services include engineering, procurement, construction, program management, start-up and commissioning, operations and maintenance and technical services.

        Through the gas fueled market, we offer a full range of services for simple and combined cycle reference plant designs, as well as Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) projects. In the United States, investment in gas fueled plants is continuing to show some resurgence, partly driven by coal-fired plant retirements. We are also expanding our international operations in this market.

        Through the solid fueled and environmental compliance markets, we offer a full range of services for subcritical, supercritical, ultra-supercritical and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technologies, as well as emissions reduction solutions including selective catalytic reduction (SCR), flue gas desulphurization (FGD), and particulate and mercury controls designs. We offer significant experience in designing and constructing coal-fired power generation facilities while delivering proven full scale technology for base load capacity that complies with stringent industry emission guidelines. As part of our environmental compliance service offering, we design, install and commission emissions reduction equipment in order to assist our clients with environmental guideline compliance which allows owners to comply with current emissions regulations. We also offer comprehensive solutions for post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration for solid fueled and gas fueled facilities on a global basis, offering our commercially demonstrated proprietary Econamine FG PlusSM CO2 capture technology.

        In the renewables market, we offer a wide range of technology choices for solar, wind, biomass and geothermal solutions on a global basis. For solar, we are strongly focused globally on thermal technologies such as Photovoltaic (PV) as well as Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) applications. In the biomass market, we bring proven expertise with small boiler and circulating fluidized bed technologies for projects using woody biomass and/or agricultural waste fuels.

        In nuclear, we are strategically positioned to offer our extensive nuclear experience for new build plants, capital modifications, extended power uprate (EPU) projects and operations and maintenance services on a global basis. We bring a resume of nuclear experience that includes construction of ten nuclear units, design of three nuclear units and maintenance and capital modification services for units operating in the United States. We continue to invest in NuScale Power, LLC, an Oregon-based small modular nuclear reactor ("SMR") technology company. NuScale is a leader in the development of light water, passively safe SMRs, which we believe will provide us with significant future opportunities.

        Through our power services business line, we offer a variety of services to owners including fossil, renewable and nuclear plant maintenance, facility management, operations support, asset performance improvement, capital modifications and improvements, operations readiness and start-up commissioning on a global basis. We have annual maintenance and modification contracts covering full generation fleets within the utility generation market. Additionally, we provide a solution to the transmission and distribution market through entities based in the United States and South Africa. In the U.S. market, the

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scope of services is focused on the design and construction of new transmission lines to connect new capacity from the current renewables market to existing distribution centers.

Other Matters

Backlog

        Backlog in the engineering and construction industry is a measure of the total dollar value of work to be performed on contracts awarded and in progress. The following table sets forth the consolidated backlog of the Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services and Power segments at December 31, 2012 and 2011:

 
  December 31,
2012
  December 31,
2011
 
 
  (in millions)
 

Oil & Gas

  $ 18,181   $ 15,068  

Industrial & Infrastructure

    15,472     19,601  

Government

    978     1,091  

Global Services

    1,691     1,881  

Power

    1,877     1,843  
           

Total

  $ 38,199   $ 39,484  
           

        The following table sets forth our consolidated backlog at December 31, 2012 and 2011 by region:

 
  December 31,
2012
  December 31,
2011
 
 
  (in millions)
 

United States

  $ 9,445   $ 8,572  

Asia Pacific (including Australia)

    5,846     10,517  

Europe, Africa and Middle East

    9,553     8,172  

The Americas (excluding the United States)

    13,355     12,223  
           

Total

  $ 38,199   $ 39,484  
           

        For purposes of the preceding tables, backlog for the Global Services segment includes our operations and maintenance activities that have yet to be performed. The equipment, temporary staffing and supply chain solutions business lines do not report backlog due to the quick turnaround between the receipt of new awards and the recognition of revenue. With respect to backlog in our Government segment, if a contract covers multiple years, we generally only include the amounts for which Congressional funding has been approved and then only for that portion of the work to be completed in the next 12 months. For our contingency operations, we include only those amounts for which specific task orders have been received. For projects related to proportionately consolidated joint ventures, we include only our percentage ownership of each joint venture's backlog.

        We expect to perform approximately 55 percent of our backlog at December 31, 2012 in 2013. Although backlog reflects business that is considered to be firm, cancellations or scope adjustments may occur. Backlog is adjusted to reflect any known project cancellations, revisions to project scope and cost, and deferrals, as appropriate. Due to additional factors outside of our control, such as changes in project schedules, we cannot predict the portion of our December 31, 2012 backlog estimated to be performed annually subsequent to 2013.

        For additional information with respect to our backlog, please see "Item 7. — Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," below.

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Types of Contracts

        While the basic terms and conditions of the contracts that we perform may vary considerably, generally we perform our work under two groups of contracts: (a) cost reimbursable contracts and (b) fixed-price, lump-sum and guaranteed maximum contracts. In some markets, we are seeing "hybrid" contracts containing both fixed-price and cost reimbursable elements. As of December 31, 2012, the following table breaks down the percentage and amount of revenue associated with these types of contracts for our existing backlog:

 
  December 31, 2012  
 
  (in millions)
  (percentage)
 

Cost Reimbursable

  $ 32,604     85%  

Fixed-Price, Lump-Sum and Guaranteed Maximum

  $ 5,595     15%  

        Under cost reimbursable contracts, the client reimburses our cost in performing a project and pays us a pre-determined fee or a fee based upon a percentage of the cost incurred in completing the project. Our profit may be in the form of a fee, a simple mark-up applied to labor cost incurred in performing the contract, or a combination of the two. The fee element may also vary. The fee may be an incentive fee based upon achieving certain performance factors, milestones or targets; it may be a fixed amount in the contract; or it may be based upon a percentage of the cost incurred.

        Our Government segment, as a prime contractor or a major subcontractor for a number of U.S. government programs, generally performs its services under cost reimbursable contracts subject to applicable statutes and regulations. In many cases, these contracts include incentive fee arrangements. The programs in question often take many years to complete and may be implemented by the award of many different contracts. Some of our government contracts are known as Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreements. Under these arrangements, we work closely with the government to define the scope and amount of work required based upon an estimate of the maximum amount that the government desires to spend. While the scope is often not initially fully defined or does not require any specific amount of work, once the project scope is determined, additional work may be awarded to us without the need for further competitive bidding.

        Fixed-price contracts include both negotiated fixed-price contracts and lump-sum contracts. Under negotiated fixed-price contracts, we are selected as contractor first, and then we negotiate price with the client. These types of contracts generally occur where we commence work before a final price is agreed upon. Under lump-sum contracts, we bid on a contract based upon specifications provided by the client against competitors, agreeing to develop a project at a fixed price. Another type of fixed-price contract is a unit price contract under which we are paid a set amount for every "unit" of work performed. If we perform well under these contracts, we can benefit from cost savings; however, if the project does not proceed as originally planned, we cannot recover cost overruns except in certain limited situations.

        Guaranteed maximum price contracts are performed in a manner similar to cost reimbursable contracts except that the total fee plus the total cost cannot exceed an agreed upon guaranteed maximum price. We can be responsible for some or all of the total cost of the project if the cost exceeds the guaranteed maximum price. Where the total cost is less than the negotiated guaranteed maximum price, we may receive the benefit of the cost savings based upon a negotiated agreement with the client.

Competition

        We are one of the world's largest providers of engineering, procurement and construction services. The markets served by our business are highly competitive and for the most part require substantial resources and highly skilled and experienced technical personnel. A large number of companies are competing in the markets served by our business, including U.S.-based companies such as Bechtel Group, Inc., CH2M Hill Companies Limited, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., KBR Inc. and URS Corporation, and international-based companies such as AMEC plc, Balfour Beatty, Chicago Bridge and Iron Company N.V., Chiyoda Corporation, Foster Wheeler AG, Hyundai Engineering & Construction

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Company, JGC Corporation, McDermott International, Inc., Samsung Engineering, Technip and WorleyParsons Limited.

        In the engineering and construction arena, our competition is primarily centered on performance and the ability to provide the design, engineering, planning, management and project execution skills required to complete complex projects in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner. Our engineering, procurement and construction business derives its competitive strength from our diversity, excellence in execution, reputation for quality, technology, cost-effectiveness, worldwide procurement capability, project management expertise, geographic coverage and ability to meet client requirements by performing construction on either a union or an open shop basis, ability to execute projects of varying sizes, strong safety record and lengthy experience with a wide range of services and technologies.

        The various markets served by the Global Services segment, while having some similarities, tend also to have discrete issues impacting individual units. Each of the markets we serve has a large number of companies competing in its markets. The equipment sector, which operates in numerous markets, is highly fragmented and very competitive, with most competitors operating in specific geographic areas. The competition for larger capital project services is more narrow and limited to only those capable of providing comprehensive equipment, tool and management services. Temporary staffing is a highly fragmented market with over 1,000 companies competing globally. The key competitive factors in this business line are price, service, quality, breadth of service and the ability to identify and retain qualified personnel and geographical coverage. The barriers to entry in operations and maintenance are both financially and logistically low with the result that the industry is highly fragmented with no single company being dominant. Competition is generally driven by reputation, price and the capacity to perform.

        Key competitive factors in our Government segment are primarily centered on performance and the ability to provide the design, engineering, planning, management and project execution skills required to complete complex projects in a safe, timely and cost-efficient manner.

Significant Clients

        For 2012, revenue earned from BHP Billiton, agencies of the U.S. government and Exxon Mobil Corporation and its affiliates accounted for 13 percent, 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively, of our total revenue. We perform work for these clients under multiple contracts and sometimes through joint venture arrangements.

Raw Materials

        The principal products we use in our business include structural steel, metal plate, concrete, cable and various electrical and mechanical components. These products and components are subject to raw material (aluminum, copper, nickel, iron ore, etc.) availability and commodity pricing fluctuations, which we monitor on a regular basis. We have access to numerous global supply sources and we do not foresee any unavailability of these items that would have a material adverse effect on our business in the near term. However, the availability of these products, components and raw materials may vary significantly from year to year due to various factors including client demand, producer capacity, market conditions and specific material shortages.

Research and Development

        Aside from our investment in NuScale Power, LLC, we generally do not engage in research and development efforts for new products and services and, during the past three fiscal years, we have not incurred cost for company-sponsored or client-sponsored research and development activities which would be material, special or unusual in any of our business segments. See "Item 7. — Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Power" for further discussion of the operations of NuScale Power, LLC.

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Patents

        We hold patents and licenses for certain items that we use in our operations. However, none is so essential that its loss would materially affect our business.

Environmental, Safety and Health Matters

        We believe, based upon present information available to us, that our accruals with respect to future environmental cost are adequate and any future cost will not have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or competitive position. Some factors, however, could result in additional expenditures or the provision of additional accruals in expectation of such expenditures. These include the imposition of more stringent requirements under environmental laws or regulations, new developments or changes regarding site cleanup cost or the allocation of such cost among potentially responsible parties, or a determination that we are potentially responsible for the release of hazardous substances at sites other than those currently identified.

Number of Employees

        The following table sets forth the number of employees of Fluor and its subsidiaries engaged in our business segments as of December 31, 2012:

 
  Number of
Employees
 

Salaried Employees:

       

Oil & Gas

    11,323  

Industrial & Infrastructure

    4,310  

Government

    10,018  

Global Services

    2,940  

Power

    715  

Other

    3,286  
       

Total Salaried

    32,592  

Craft and Hourly Employees

    8,601  
       

Total

    41,193  
       

        The number of craft and hourly employees, who provide support throughout the various business segments, varies in relation to the number, size and phase of execution of projects we have in process at any particular time.

Available Information

        Our website address is www.fluor.com. You may obtain free electronic copies of our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and all amendments to those reports on the "Investor Relations" portion of our website, under the heading "SEC Filings" filed under "Financial Information." These reports are available on our website as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file them with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports, and any amendments to them, are also available at the Internet website of the Securities and Exchange Commission, http://www.sec.gov. The public may also read and copy any materials we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the SEC's Public Reference Room located at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., 20549. In order to obtain information about the operation of the Public Reference Room, you may call 1-800-732-0330. We also maintain various documents related to our corporate governance including our Corporate Governance Guidelines, our Board Committee Charters and our Codes of Conduct on the "Sustainability" portion of our website under the heading "Corporate Governance Documents" filed under "Governance."

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Item 1A.    Risk Factors

We may experience reduced profits or losses under contracts if costs increase above estimates.

        We conduct our business under various types of contractual arrangements where costs are estimated in advance. In terms of dollar-value, the majority of our contracts allocate the risk of cost overruns to our clients by requiring our clients to reimburse us for our cost. However, approximately 15 percent of the dollar-value of our backlog is currently fixed-price contracts, where we bear a significant portion of the risk for cost overruns. If we fail to accurately estimate the resources and time necessary for these types of contracts, or fail to complete these contracts within the timeframes and costs we have agreed upon, there could be a material impact on our financial results as well as our reputation. Risks under our contracts which could result in cost overruns, project delays or other problems can also include:

        These risks tend to be exacerbated for longer-term contracts since there is increased risk that the circumstances under which we based our original bid could change with a resulting increase in costs. In many of these contracts, we may not be able to obtain compensation for additional work performed or expenses incurred, and if a project is not executed on schedule, we may be required to pay liquidated damages. In addition, these losses may be material and can, in some circumstances, equal or exceed the full value of the contract. In such events, our financial condition, results of operations or cash flow could be negatively impacted.

Intense competition in the global engineering, procurement and construction industry could reduce our market share and profits.

        We serve markets that are highly competitive and in which a large number of multinational companies compete. These markets can require substantial resources and investment in technology and skilled personnel. We also see a continuing influx of non-traditional competitors offering below-market pricing and terms. Competition can place downward pressure on our contract prices and profit margins, and may force us to consider accepting contractual terms and conditions that are not normal or customary. Intense competition is expected to continue in these markets, presenting us with significant challenges in our ability to maintain strong growth rates and acceptable profit margins. If we are unable to meet these competitive challenges, we could lose market share to our competitors and experience an overall reduction in our profits.

Our revenue and earnings are largely dependent on the award of new contracts which we do not directly control.

        A substantial portion of our revenue and earnings is generated from large-scale and increasingly international project awards. The timing of when project awards will be made is unpredictable and outside of our control. We operate in highly competitive markets where it is difficult to predict whether and when we will receive awards since these awards and projects often involve complex and lengthy negotiations and bidding processes. These processes can be impacted by a wide variety of factors including governmental

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approvals, financing contingencies, commodity prices, environmental conditions and overall market and economic conditions. In addition, we may not win contracts that we have bid upon due to price, a client's perception of our ability to perform and/or perceived technology advantages held by others. In these highly competitive times, many of our competitors may be more inclined to take greater or unusual risks or terms and conditions in a contract that we might not deem market or acceptable. Because a significant portion of our revenue is generated from large projects, our results of operations can fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending on whether and when project awards occur and the commencement and progress of work under awarded contracts. As a result, we are subject to the risk of losing new awards to competitors or the risk that revenue may not be derived from awarded projects as quickly as anticipated.

We are involved in litigation proceedings, potential liability claims and contract disputes which may reduce our profits.

        We may be subject to a variety of legal proceedings, liability claims or contract disputes in virtually every part of the world. We engage in engineering and construction activities for large facilities where design, construction or systems failures can result in substantial injury or damage to third parties. In addition, the nature of our business results in clients, subcontractors and vendors occasionally presenting claims against us for recovery of cost they incurred in excess of what they expected to incur, or for which they believe they are not contractually liable. We have been and may in the future be named as a defendant in legal proceedings where parties may make a claim for damages or other remedies with respect to our projects or other matters, including liabilities associated with divested businesses. For example, in the St. Joe Minerals matters which relate to a discontinued operation of the company, while we believe we will be ultimately successful, if we were unsuccessful in the defense of the claims arising in these matters or in the prosecution of and collection on our indemnity claims, or if there is a settlement of this matter, we would have to recognize a substantial charge to our earnings. When it is determined that we have liability, we may not be covered by insurance or, if covered, the dollar amount of these liabilities may exceed our policy limits. With regard to insurance coverage, our professional liability coverage is on a "claims-made" basis covering only claims actually made during the policy period currently in effect. In addition, even where insurance is maintained for such exposure, the policies have deductibles resulting in our assuming exposure for a layer of coverage with respect to any such claims. Any liability not covered by our insurance, in excess of our insurance limits or, if covered by insurance but subject to a high deductible, could result in a significant loss for us, and reduce our cash available for operations. In other matters, we may be covered by indemnification agreements which may at times be difficult to enforce. Even if enforceable, it may be difficult to recover under these agreements if the indemnitor does not have the ability to financially support the indemnity. Litigation and regulatory proceedings are subject to inherent uncertainties, and unfavorable rulings could occur. If we were to receive an unfavorable ruling in a matter, our business and results of operations could be materially harmed. For further information on matters in dispute, please see "13. Contingencies and Commitments" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

Our failure to recover adequately on claims against project owners or subcontractors for payment or performance could have a material effect on our financial results.

        We occasionally bring claims against project owners for additional costs exceeding the contract price or for amounts not included in the original contract price. Similarly, we present change orders and claims to our clients and subcontractors. If we fail to properly document the nature of claims or change orders, or are otherwise unsuccessful in negotiating a reasonable settlement, we could incur reduced profits, cost overruns and in some cases a loss on the project. These types of claims can often occur due to matters such as owner-caused delays or changes from the initial project scope, which result in additional cost, both direct and indirect. From time to time, these claims can be the subject of lengthy and costly arbitration or litigation proceedings, and it is often difficult to accurately predict when these claims will be fully resolved. When these types of events occur and unresolved claims are pending, we may invest significant working capital in projects to cover cost overruns pending the resolution of the relevant claims. A failure to promptly recover on these types of claims could have a material adverse impact on our liquidity and financial results.

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Current global economic conditions will likely affect a portion of our client base, partners, subcontractors and suppliers and could materially affect our backlog and profits.

        Current global economic conditions have reduced and continue to negatively impact our clients' willingness and ability to fund their projects. These conditions make it difficult for our clients to accurately forecast and plan future business trends and activities, thereby causing our clients to slow or even curb spending on our services, or seek contract terms more favorable to them. Our government clients may face budget deficits or financial sequestration that prohibit them from funding proposed and existing projects or that cause them to exercise their right to terminate our contracts with little or no prior notice. Furthermore, any financial difficulties suffered by our partners, subcontractors or suppliers could increase our cost or adversely impact project schedules. These economic conditions have reduced to some extent the availability of liquidity and credit to fund or support the continuation and expansion of industrial business operations worldwide. Current financial market conditions and adverse credit market conditions could adversely affect our clients', our partners' or our own borrowing capacity, which support the continuation and expansion of projects worldwide, and could result in contract cancellations or suspensions, project delays, payment delays or defaults by our clients. Our ability to expand our business would be limited if, in the future, we are unable to access sufficient credit capacity, including capital market funding, bank credit, such as letters of credit, and surety bonding on favorable terms or at all. These disruptions could materially impact our backlog and profits. Finally, our business has traditionally lagged recoveries in the general economy, and therefore may not recover as quickly as the economy as a whole.

If we experience delays and/or defaults in client payments, we could suffer liquidity problems or we could be unable to recover all expenditures.

        Because of the nature of our contracts, we sometimes commit resources to projects prior to receiving payments from the client in amounts sufficient to cover expenditures as they are incurred. In difficult economic times, some of our clients may find it increasingly difficult to pay invoices for our services timely, increasing the risk that our accounts receivable could become uncollectible and ultimately be written off. In certain cases, our clients for our large projects are project-specific entities that do not have significant assets other than their interests in the project. While we try to financially secure payments that will be owed to us, from time to time it may be difficult for us to collect payments owed to us by these clients. Delays in client payments may require us to make a working capital investment, which could impact our cash flows and liquidity. If a client fails to pay invoices on a timely basis or defaults in making its payments on a project in which we have devoted significant resources, there could be a material adverse effect on our results of operations or liquidity.

We are vulnerable to the cyclical nature of the markets we serve.

        The demand for our services and products is dependent upon the existence of projects with engineering, procurement, construction and management needs. Although downturns can impact our entire business, our oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, and mining and metals lines exemplify businesses that are cyclical in nature and have historically been affected by a decrease in worldwide demand for these projects or the underlying commodities. For example, in both our Oil & Gas segment and mining and metals business line of the Industrial & Infrastructure segment, capital expenditures by our oil and gas clients may be influenced by factors such as prevailing prices and expectations about future prices, technological advances, the costs of exploration, production and delivery of product, domestic and international political, military, regulatory and economic conditions and other similar factors. In our Power segment, new order activity has slowed due to low demand for power, political and environmental concerns regarding coal-fired power plants, and safety and environmental concerns in the nuclear sector. Industries such as these and many of the others we serve have historically been and will continue to be vulnerable to general downturns, which in turn could materially and adversely affect the demand for our services.

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We have international operations that are subject to foreign economic and political uncertainties. Unexpected and adverse changes in the foreign countries in which we operate could result in project disruptions, increased cost and potential losses.

        Our business is subject to fluctuations in demand and to changing international economic and political conditions which are beyond our control. As of December 31, 2012, approximately 75 percent of our backlog consisted of revenue to be derived from projects and services to be completed outside the United States. We expect that a significant portion of our revenue and profits will continue to come from international projects for the foreseeable future.

        Operating in the international marketplace exposes us to a number of special risks including:

        The lack of a well-developed legal system in some of these countries may make it difficult to enforce our contractual rights. We also face significant risks due to civil strife, acts of war, terrorism and insurrection. We operate in countries where there is a significant amount of political risk including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Argentina and Guinea. In addition, military action or continued unrest, especially in the Middle East, could impact the supply or pricing of oil, disrupt our operations in the region and elsewhere, and increase our security costs. Our level of exposure to these risks will vary with respect to each project, depending on the particular stage of each such project. For example, our risk exposure with respect to a project in an early development stage will generally be less than our risk exposure with respect to a project in the middle of construction. To the extent that our international business is affected by unexpected and adverse foreign economic and political conditions, we may experience project disruptions and losses. Project disruptions and losses could significantly reduce our overall revenue and profits.

If we guarantee the timely completion or performance standards of a project, we could incur additional cost to cover our guarantee obligations.

        In some instances and in many of our fixed-price contracts, we guarantee a client that we will complete a project by a scheduled date. We sometimes commit that the project, when completed, will also achieve certain performance standards. From time to time, we may also assume a project's technical risk, which means that we may have to satisfy certain technical requirements of a project despite the fact that at the time of project award, we may not have previously produced the system or product in question. If we subsequently fail to complete the project as scheduled, or if the project subsequently fails to meet guaranteed performance standards, we may be held responsible for cost impacts to the client resulting from any delay or the cost to cause the project to achieve the performance standards, generally in the form of contractually agreed-upon liquidated damages. To the extent that these events occur, the total cost of the project could exceed our original estimates and we could experience reduced profits or, in some cases, a loss for that project.

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We are dependent upon suppliers and subcontractors to complete many of our contracts.

        Much of the work performed under our contracts is actually performed by third-party subcontractors. We also rely on third-party suppliers to provide much of the equipment and materials used for projects. If we are unable to hire qualified subcontractors or find qualified suppliers, our ability to successfully complete a project could be impaired. If the amount we are required to pay for subcontractors or equipment and supplies exceeds what we have estimated, especially in a lump-sum or a fixed-price type contract, we may suffer losses on these contracts. If a supplier or subcontractor fails to provide supplies, equipment or services as required under a negotiated contract for any reason, or provides supplies, equipment or services that are not an acceptable quality, we may be required to source those supplies, equipment or services on a delayed basis or at a higher price than anticipated, which could impact contract profitability. In addition, faulty equipment or materials could impact the overall project, resulting in claims against us for failure to meet required project specifications. These risks may be intensified during the current economic downturn if these suppliers or subcontractors experience financial difficulties or find it difficult to obtain sufficient financing to fund their operations or access to bonding, and are not able to provide the services or supplies necessary for our business. In addition, in instances where Fluor relies on a single contracted supplier or subcontractor or a small number of subcontractors, there can be no assurance that the marketplace can provide these products or services in a timely basis, or at the costs we had anticipated. A failure by a third-party subcontractor or supplier to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations could negatively impact our business and, in the case of government contracts, could result in fines, penalties, suspension or even debarment.

The success of our joint ventures depends on the satisfactory performance by our joint venture partners of their joint venture obligations. The failure of our joint venture partners to perform their joint venture obligations could impose on us additional financial and performance obligations that could result in reduced profits or, in some cases, significant losses for us with respect to the joint venture.

        As is very typical in our industry, we enter into various joint ventures and teaming arrangements as part of our engineering, procurement and construction businesses, including ICA Fluor and project-specific joint ventures, where control may be shared with unaffiliated third parties. Our success in many of our markets is dependent, in part, the presence or capability of a local partner. If we are unable to compete alone, or with a quality partner, our ability to win work and successfully complete our contracts may be impacted. Differences in opinions or views between joint venture partners can result in delayed decision-making or failure to agree on material issues which could adversely affect the business and operations of the venture. At times, we also participate in joint ventures where we are not a controlling party. In such instances, we may have limited control over joint venture decisions and actions, including internal controls and financial reporting which may have an impact on our business.

        From time to time in order to establish or preserve a relationship, or to better ensure venture success, we may accept risks or responsibilities for the joint venture which are not necessarily proportionate with the reward we expect to receive. The success of these and other joint ventures also depends, in large part, on the satisfactory performance by our joint venture partners of their joint venture obligations, including their obligation to commit working capital, equity or credit support as required by the joint venture and to support their indemnification and other contractual obligations. If our joint venture partners fail to satisfactorily perform their joint venture obligations as a result of financial or other difficulties, the joint venture may be unable to adequately perform or deliver its contracted services. Under these circumstances, we may be required to make additional investments and provide additional services to ensure the adequate performance and delivery of the contracted services. These additional obligations could result in reduced profits or, in some cases, increased liabilities or significant losses for us with respect to the joint venture. In addition, a failure by a joint venture partner to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations could negatively impact our business and, in the case of government contracts, could result in fines, penalties, suspension or even debarment.

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Our businesses could be materially and adversely affected by events outside of our control.

        Extraordinary or force majeure events beyond our control, such as natural or man-made disasters, could negatively impact our ability to operate. As an example, from time to time we face unexpected severe weather conditions which may result in weather-related delays that are not always reimbursable under a fixed-price contract; evacuation of personnel and curtailment of services; increased labor and material costs in areas resulting from weather-related damage and subsequent increased demand for labor and materials for repairing and rebuilding; inability to deliver materials, equipment and personnel to jobsites in accordance with contract schedules and loss of productivity. We may remain obligated to perform our services after any such natural or man-made event, unless a force majeure clause or other contractual provision provides us with relief from our contractual obligations. If we are not able to react quickly to such events, or if a high concentration of our projects are in a specific geographic region that suffers from a natural or man-made catastrophe, our operations may be significantly affected, which could have a negative impact on our operations. In addition, if we cannot complete our contracts on time, we may be subject to potential liability claims by our clients which may reduce our profits.

We work in international locations where there are high security risks, which could result in harm to our employees or unanticipated cost.

        Some of our services are performed in high risk locations, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, where the country or location is subject to political, social or economic risks, or war or civil unrest. In those locations where we have employees or operations, we may expend significant efforts and incur substantial security costs to maintain the safety of our personnel. Despite these activities, in these locations, we cannot guarantee the safety of our personnel and we may suffer future losses of employees and subcontractors.

Our backlog is subject to unexpected adjustments and cancellations and, therefore, may not be a reliable indicator of our future revenue or earnings.

        As of December 31, 2012, our backlog was approximately $38.2 billion. Our backlog generally consists of projects for which we have an executed contract or commitment with a client and reflects our expected revenue from the contract or commitment, which is often subject to revision over time. We cannot guarantee that the revenue projected in our backlog will be realized or profitable. Project cancellations, scope adjustments or deferrals may occur, from time to time, with respect to contracts reflected in our backlog and could reduce the dollar amount of our backlog and the revenue and profits that we actually earn. Many of our contracts have termination for convenience provisions in them. In addition, projects may remain in our backlog for an extended period of time. Finally, poor project or contract performance could also impact our backlog and profits. Such developments could have a material adverse effect on our business and our profits.

Changes in our effective tax rate and tax positions may vary.

        We are subject to income taxes in the United States and numerous foreign jurisdictions. A change in tax laws, treaties or regulations, or their interpretation, in any country in which we operate could result in a higher tax rate on our earnings, which could have a material impact on our earnings and cash flows from operations. In addition, significant judgment is required in determining our worldwide provision for income taxes. In the ordinary course of our business, there are many transactions and calculations where the ultimate tax determination is uncertain. We are regularly under audit by tax authorities. Although we believe that our tax estimates and tax positions are reasonable, they could be materially affected by many factors including the final outcome of tax audits and related litigation, the introduction of new tax accounting standards, legislation, regulations and related interpretations, our global mix of earnings, the realizability of deferred tax assets and changes in uncertain tax positions. A significant increase in our tax rate could have a material adverse effect on our profitability and liquidity.

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Our government contracts and contracting rights may be terminated or otherwise adversely impacted at any time.

        We enter into significant government contracts, from time to time, such as those that we have with the U.S. Department of Energy as part of teaming arrangements at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and at the Department of Energy site in Portsmouth, Ohio, or with the Department of Defense for the LOGCAP IV contract. Government contracts are subject to various uncertainties, restrictions and regulations, including oversight audits by government representatives and profit and cost controls, which could result in withholding or delay of payments to us. Government contracts are also exposed to uncertainties associated with Congressional funding, including the potential impacts of budget deficits and federal sequestration. A significant portion of our business is derived as a result of federal government regulatory, military and infrastructure priorities. Changes in these priorities, which can occur due to policy changes or changes in the economy, are unpredictable and may impact our revenues. The government is under no obligation to maintain funding at any specific level and funds for a program may even be eliminated. Our government clients may terminate or decide not to renew our contracts with little or no prior notice.

        In addition, government contracts are subject to specific regulations. For example, we must comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR"), the Truth in Negotiations Act, the Cost Accounting Standards ("CAS"), the Service Contract Act and Department of Defense security regulations. We must also comply with various other government regulations and requirements as well as various statutes related to employment practices, environmental protection, recordkeeping and accounting. These laws impact how we transact business with our governmental clients and, in some instances, impose significant costs on our business operations. If we fail to comply with any of these regulations, requirements or statutes, our existing government contracts could be terminated, and we could be temporarily suspended or even debarred from government contracting or subcontracting.

        We also run the risk of the impact of government audits, investigations and proceedings, and so-called "qui tam" actions, where treble damages can be awarded, brought by individuals or the government under the Federal False Claims Act that, if an unfavorable result occurs, could impact our profits and financial condition, as well as our ability to obtain future government work. For example, government agencies such as the U.S. Defense Contract Audit Agency (the "DCAA") routinely review and audit government contractors with respect to the adequacy of and our compliance with our internal control systems and policies (including our labor, billing, accounting, purchasing, estimating, compensation and management information systems). Despite the fact that we take precautions to prevent and deter fraud, misconduct or other non-compliance, we face the risk that our employees, partners or subcontractors may engage in such activities. If any of these agencies determine that a rule or regulation has been violated, a variety of penalties can be imposed including criminal and civil penalties all of which would harm our reputation with the government or even debar us from future government activities. The DCAA has the ability to review how we have accounted for cost under the FAR and CAS, and if they believe that we have engaged in inappropriate accounting or other activities, they may present their findings to the Defense Contract Management Agency ("DCMA"). Should the DCMA determine that we have not complied with the terms of our contract and applicable statutes and regulations, payments to us may be disallowed or we could be required to refund previously collected payments. Furthermore, in this environment, if we have significant disagreements with our government clients concerning costs incurred, negative publicity could arise which could adversely effect our industry reputation and our ability to compete for new contracts.

        Many of our federal government contracts require contractors to have security clearances. Depending upon the level of required clearances, security clearances can be difficult and time-consuming to obtain. If we or our employees are unable to obtain or retain necessary security clearances, we may not be able to win new business, and our existing clients could terminate their contracts with us or decide not to renew them. To the extent that we cannot obtain or maintain the required security clearance working on a particular contract, we may not derive the revenue anticipated from the contract which could adversely affect our revenues.

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        If one or more of our government contracts are terminated for any reason including for convenience, if we are suspended or debarred from government contract work, or if payment of our cost is disallowed, we could suffer a significant reduction in expected revenue and profits.

Fluctuations and changes in the U.S. government's spending priorities could adversely impact our business expectations.

        The Government segment's revenue is generated largely from work we perform for the U.S. government, including a significant amount generated from contracts with the Department of Defense. Political instability, often driven by war, conflict or natural disasters, coupled with the U.S. government's fight against terrorism has resulted in increased spending from which we have benefitted, including in locations such as Afghanistan, where we perform significant work under the LOGCAP IV contract. Based on recent government pronouncements, the current level of Department of Defense overall spending will likely decrease. More specifically, government services being provided in the Middle East, including Afghanistan, will likely not continue at present levels indefinitely and we could see our current level of services decline over time. Future levels of expenditures, especially with regard to foreign military commitments, may decrease or may be shifted to other programs in which we are not a participant. As a result, a general decline in U.S. defense spending or a change in priorities could reduce our profits or revenue. Our ability to win or renew government contracts is conducted through a rigorous competitive process and may prove to be unsuccessful.

        Most federal government contracts are awarded through a rigorous competitive process. The federal government has increasingly relied upon multiple-year contracts with pre-established terms and conditions that generally require those contractors that have been previously awarded the contract to engage in an additional competitive bidding process for each task order issued under the contract. Such processes require successful contractors to anticipate requirements and develop rapid-response bid and proposal teams as well as dedicated supplier relationships and delivery systems in place to react to these needs. We face rigorous competition and significant pricing pressures in order to win these task orders. If we are not successful in reducing costs or able to timely respond to government requests, we may not win additional awards. Moreover, even if we are qualified to work on a government contract, we may not be awarded the contract because of existing government policies designed to protect small businesses and under-represented minority contractors. Our inability to win or renew government contracts during the procurement processes could harm our operations.

We could suffer from a temporary liquidity crisis if the financial institutions who hold our cash and investments fail.

        Our cash balances and short-term investments are maintained in accounts held by major banks and financial institutions located primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. Some of our accounts hold deposits that exceed available insurance. Although none of the financial institutions in which we hold our cash and investments have gone into bankruptcy, forced receivership or have been seized by governments, there remains the risk that this could occur in the future. If this were to occur, we could be at risk of not being able to access our cash which could result in a temporary liquidity crisis that could impede our ability to fund operations.

Systems and information technology interruption and breaches in data security could adversely impact our ability to operate and our operating results.

        As a global company, we are heavily reliant on computer, information and communications technology and related systems in order to properly operate. From time to time, we experience system interruptions and delays. If we are unable to continually add software and hardware, effectively upgrade our systems and network infrastructure and take other steps to improve the efficiency of and protect our systems, systems operation could be interrupted or delayed or our data security could be breached. In addition, our computer and communications systems and operations could be damaged or interrupted by natural disasters, power loss, telecommunications failures, acts of war or terrorism, acts of God, computer viruses, physical or electronic break-ins and similar events or disruptions including breaches by computer

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hackers and cyber-terrorists. Any of these or other events could cause system interruption, delays and loss of critical data including private data, could delay or prevent operations including the processing of transactions and reporting of financial results, could result in the unintentional disclosure of client or our information (including proprietary intellectual property) and could adversely affect our operating results. While management has taken steps to address these concerns by implementing sophisticated network security and internal control measures, there can be no assurance that a system failure or loss or data security breach will not materially adversely affect our financial condition and operating results.

Our project execution activities may result in liability for faulty engineering services.

        Because our projects are often large and complicated, our failure to make judgments and recommendations in accordance with applicable professional standards could result in large damages. Our engineering practice involves professional judgments regarding the planning, design, development, construction, operations and management of industrial facilities and public infrastructure projects. While we do not generally accept liability for consequential damages, and although we have adopted a range of insurance, risk management and risk avoidance programs designed to reduce potential liabilities, a catastrophic event at one of our project sites or completed projects resulting from the services we have performed could result in significant professional or product liability, warranty or other claims against us as well as reputational harm, especially if public safety is impacted. These liabilities could exceed our insurance limits or the fees we generate, or could impact our ability to obtain insurance in the future. In addition, clients or subcontractors who have agreed to indemnify us against any such liabilities or losses might refuse or be unable to pay us. An uninsured claim, either in part or in whole, if successful and of a material magnitude, could have a substantial impact on our operations.

We could be adversely affected by violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-bribery laws.

        The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010 and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions generally prohibit companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments to officials or others for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. Our policies mandate compliance with these anti-bribery laws. We operate in many parts of the world that have experienced governmental corruption to some degree and, in certain circumstances, strict compliance with anti-bribery laws may conflict with local customs and practices. We train our staff concerning anti-bribery laws and issues, and we also inform our partners, subcontractors, agents and others who work for us or on our behalf that they must comply with anti-bribery law requirements. We also have procedures and controls in place to monitor compliance. We cannot assure that our internal controls and procedures always will protect us from the possible reckless or criminal acts committed by our employees or agents. If we are found to be liable for anti-bribery law violations (either due to our own acts or our inadvertence, or due to the acts or inadvertence of others including our partners, agents or subcontractors), we could suffer from criminal or civil penalties or other sanctions which could have a material adverse effect on our business.

Our actual results could differ from the assumptions and estimates used to prepare our financial statements.

        In preparing our financial statements, we are required under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to make estimates and assumptions as of the date of the financial statements. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported values of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Areas requiring significant estimates by our management include:

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        Our actual business and financial results could differ from our estimates of such results, which could have a material negative impact on our financial condition and reported results of operations.

Our business may be negatively impacted if we are unable to adequately protect intellectual property rights.

        Our success is dependent, in part, on our ability to defend our intellectual property rights as to our technologies and know-how. This success includes the ability of companies in which we invest, such as NuScale Power, LLC, to protect their intellectual property rights. We rely principally on a combination of patents, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements and other contractual arrangements to protect our interests. However, these methods only provide a limited amount of protection and may not adequately protect our interests. This can be especially true in certain foreign countries. We also rely on unpatented technology and we cannot provide assurances that we can meaningfully protect our interests or that others will not independently develop substantially similar technology or otherwise gain access to our unpatented technology. We also hold licenses from third parties which may be utilized in our business operations, the loss of which could impact our business operations. Litigation to determine the scope of intellectual property rights, even if ultimately successful, could be costly and could divert management's attention away from other aspects of our business.

We may need to raise additional capital in the future for working capital, capital expenditures and/or acquisitions, and we may not be able to do so on favorable terms or at all, which would impair our ability to operate our business or achieve our growth objectives.

        Our ongoing ability to generate cash is important for the funding of our continuing operations and the servicing of our indebtedness. To the extent that existing cash balances and cash flow from operations, together with borrowing capacity under our credit facilities, are insufficient to make future investments, make acquisitions or provide needed working capital, we may require additional financing from other sources. Our ability to obtain such additional financing in the future will depend in part upon prevailing capital market conditions, as well as conditions in our business and our operating results; and those factors may affect our efforts to arrange additional financing on terms that are acceptable to us. Furthermore, in the past few years, there has been significant upheaval and turmoil in financial markets and in many financial institutions, and if these conditions cause deterioration of the financial institutions which provide credit to us, it is possible that our ability to draw upon our credit facilities may be impacted. If adequate funds are not available, or are not available on acceptable terms, we may not be able to make future investments, take advantage of acquisitions or other opportunities, or respond to competitive challenges.

Foreign exchange risks may affect our ability to realize a profit from certain projects.

        We generally attempt to denominate our contracts in the currencies of our expenditures. However, we do enter into contracts that subject us to currency risk exposure, particularly to the extent contract revenue is denominated in a currency different than the contract costs. We attempt to minimize our exposure from currency risks by obtaining escalation provisions for projects in inflationary economies or entering into derivative (hedging) instruments when there is currency risk exposure that is not naturally mitigated via our contracts. Foreign currency market disruptions could adversely affect our hedging instruments and subject us to additional currency risk exposure; thus, these actions may not always eliminate all currency risk exposure. Based on fluctuations in currency, the U.S. dollar value of our backlog may from time to

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time increase or decrease significantly. The company does not enter into derivative instruments or hedging activities for speculative purposes. Our operational cash flows and cash balances, though predominately held in U.S. dollars, may consist of different currencies at various points in time in order to execute our project contracts globally. Non-U.S. dollar denominated asset and liability balances are subject to currency fluctuations when measured period to period for financial reporting purposes in U.S. dollars. Financial hedging may be used to minimize currency volatility for financial reporting purposes.

Our continued success requires us to hire and retain qualified personnel.

        The success of our business is dependent upon being able to attract and retain personnel, including engineers, project management and craft employees around the globe and who have the necessary and required experience and expertise. For example, in the Government segment, from time to time we utilize personnel who do not have substantial experience working under U.S. government contracts. While we undertake to educate these personnel and monitor their activities, their lack of experience could impact our ability to perform under and collect on our government contracts. Competition for these and other experienced personnel is intense. In addition, as some of our key personnel approach retirement age, we need to provide for smooth transitions, and our operations and results may be negatively affected if we are not able to do so.

Our employees work on projects that are inherently dangerous and a failure to maintain a safe work site could result in significant losses.

        We often work on large-scale and complex projects, frequently in geographically remote locations. Our project sites can place our employees and others near large equipment, dangerous processes or highly regulated materials, and in challenging environments. Safety is a primary focus of our business and is critical to our reputation. Often, we are responsible for safety on the project sites where we work. Many of our clients require that we meet certain safety criteria to be eligible to bid on contracts, and some of our contract fees or profits are subject to satisfying safety criteria. Unsafe work conditions also have the potential of increasing employee turnover, increasing project costs and raising our operating costs. If we fail to implement appropriate safety procedures and/or if our procedures fail, our employees or others may suffer injuries or even loss of life. Although we maintain functional groups whose primary purpose is to implement effective health, safety and environmental procedures throughout our company, the failure to comply with such procedures, client contracts or applicable regulations could subject us to losses and liability.

We could be adversely impacted if we fail to comply with domestic and international import and export laws.

        Our global operations require importing and exporting goods and technology across international borders on a regular basis. Our policies mandate strict compliance with U.S. and foreign international trade laws. To the extent we export technical services, data and products outside of the United States, we are subject to U.S. and international laws and regulations governing international trade and exports including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations and trade sanctions against embargoed countries, which are administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control with the Department of Treasury. From time to time, we identify certain inadvertent or potential export or related violations. These violations may include, for example, transfers without required governmental authorization. A failure to comply with these laws and regulations could result in civil or criminal sanctions, including the imposition of fines, the denial of export privileges and suspension or debarment from participation in U.S. government contracts.

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Past and future environmental, safety and health regulations could impose significant additional cost on us that reduce our profits.

        We are subject to numerous environmental laws and health and safety regulations. Our projects can involve the handling of hazardous and other highly regulated materials, including nuclear and other radioactive materials, which, if improperly handled or disposed of, could subject us to civil and criminal liabilities. It is impossible to reliably predict the full nature and effect of judicial, legislative or regulatory developments relating to health and safety regulations and environmental protection regulations applicable to our operations. The applicable regulations, as well as the technology and length of time available to comply with those regulations, continue to develop and change. In addition, past activities could also have a material impact on us. For example, when we sold our mining business formerly conducted through St. Joe Minerals Corporation, we retained responsibility for certain non-lead related environmental liabilities, but only to the extent that such liabilities were not covered by St. Joe's comprehensive general liability insurance and the buyer's indemnification obligations. The cost of complying with rulings and regulations, satisfying any environmental remediation requirements for which we are found responsible, or satisfying claims or judgments alleging personal injury, property damage or natural resource damages as a result of exposure to or contamination by hazardous materials, including as a result of commodities such as lead or asbestos-related products, could be substantial, may not be covered by insurance, could reduce our profits and therefore could materially impact our future operations.

        A substantial portion of our business is generated either directly or indirectly as a result of federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations related to environmental matters. A reduction in the number or scope of these laws or regulations, or changes in government policies regarding the funding, implementation or enforcement of such laws and regulations, could significantly reduce the size of one of our markets and limit our opportunities for growth or reduce our revenue below current levels.

We may be unable to win new contract awards if we cannot provide clients with letters of credits, bonds or other security or credit enhancements.

        In certain of our business lines, it is industry practice for customers to require bonds, letters of credit, bank guarantees or other forms of credit enhancement. These bonds, letters of credit or guarantees indemnify our clients if we fail to perform our obligations under our contracts. Historically, we have had strong surety bonding capacity due to our industry leading credit rating, but, bonding is provided at the surety's sole discretion. In addition, because of the overall limitations in worldwide bonding capacity, we may find it difficult to find sufficient surety bonding capacity to meet our total surety bonding needs. With regard to letters of credit, we believe we have adequate capacity under our credit facilities but any amounts required in excess of our credit limits would be at our lenders' sole discretion. Failure to provide credit enhancements on terms required by a client may result in an inability to compete for or win a project.

Our use of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting could result in a reduction or reversal of previously recorded revenue or profits.

        Under our accounting procedures, we measure and recognize a large portion of our profits and revenue under the percentage-of-completion accounting methodology. This methodology allows us to recognize revenue and profits ratably over the life of a contract by comparing the amount of the cost incurred to date against the total amount of cost expected to be incurred. The effect of revisions to revenue and estimated cost is recorded when the amounts are known and can be reasonably estimated, and these revisions can occur at any time and could be material. On a historical basis, we believe that we have made reasonably reliable estimates of the progress towards completion on our long-term contracts. In addition, from time to time, when calculating the total amount of profits and losses, we include unapproved claims as contract revenue when collection is deemed probable based upon the criteria for recognizing unapproved claims under Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 605-35-25. Including unapproved claims in this calculation increases the operating income (or reduces the operating loss) that would otherwise be recorded without consideration of the probable unapproved claim. Given the uncertainties

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associated with these types of contracts, it is possible for actual cost to vary from estimates previously made, which may result in reductions or reversals of previously recorded revenue and profits.

It can be very difficult or expensive to obtain the insurance we need for our business operations.

        As part of business operations, we maintain insurance both as a corporate risk management strategy and in order to satisfy the requirements of many of our contracts. Although we have in the past been generally able to cover our insurance needs, there can be no assurances that we can secure all necessary or appropriate insurance in the future, or that such insurance can be economically secured. For example, catastrophic events can result in decreased coverage limits, more limited coverage, increased premium costs or deductibles. We also monitor the financial health of the insurance companies from which we procure insurance, and this is one of the factors we take into account when purchasing insurance. Our insurance is purchased from a number of the world's leading providers, often in layered insurance or quota share arrangements. If any of our third party insurers fail, abruptly cancel our coverage or otherwise can not satisfy their insurance requirements to us, then our overall risk exposure and operational expenses could be increased and our business operations could be interrupted.

Any acquisitions, dispositions or other investments may present risks or uncertainties.

        We have made and expect to continue to pursue selective acquisitions or dispositions of businesses, or investments in strategic business opportunities. We cannot assure you that we will be able to locate suitable acquisitions or investments, or that we will be able to consummate any such transactions on terms and conditions acceptable to us, or that such transactions will be successful. Acquisitions may bring us into businesses we have not previously conducted and expose us to additional business risks that are different from those we have traditionally experienced. We also may encounter difficulties identifying all significant risks during our due diligence activities or integrating acquisitions and successfully managing the growth we expect to experience from these acquisitions. We may not be able to successfully cause a buyer of a divested business to assume the liabilities of that business or, even if such liabilities are assumed, we may have difficulties enforcing our rights, contractual or otherwise, against the buyer. We may invest in companies that fail, causing a loss of all or part of our investment. In addition, if we determine that an other-than-temporary decline in the fair value exists for a company in which we have invested, we may have to write down that investment to its fair value and recognize the related write-down as an investment loss. For cases in which we are required under equity method or the proportionate consolidation method of accounting to recognize a proportionate share of another company's income or loss, such income or loss may impact our earnings.

We may be affected by market or regulatory responses to climate change.

        Growing concerns about climate change may result in the imposition of additional environmental regulations. Legislation, international protocols, regulation or other restrictions on emissions could affect our clients, including those who (a) are involved in the exploration, production or refining of fossil fuels such as our Oil & Gas clients, (b) emit greenhouse gases through the combustion of fossil fuels, including some of our Power clients or (c) emit greenhouse gases through the mining, manufacture, utilization or production of materials or goods. Such legislation or restrictions could increase the costs of projects for our clients or, in some cases, prevent a project from going forward, thereby potentially reducing the need for our services which could in turn have a material adverse effect on our operations and financial condition. However, legislation and regulation regarding climate change could also increase the pace of development of carbon capture and storage projects, alternative transportation, alternative energy facilities, such as wind farms, or incentivize increased implementation of clean fuel projects which could positively impact the company. We cannot predict when or whether any of these various legislative and regulatory proposals may become law or what their effect will be on us and our customers.

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In the event we make acquisitions using our stock as consideration, stockholders' ownership percentage would be diluted.

        We intend to grow our business not only organically but also potentially through acquisitions. One method of paying for acquisitions or to otherwise fund our corporate initiatives is through the issuance of additional equity securities. If we do issue additional equity securities, the issuance would have the effect of diluting our earnings per share and stockholders' percentage ownership.

As a holding company, we are dependent on our subsidiaries for cash distributions to fund debt payments and other corporate liabilities.

        Because we are a holding company, we have no true operations or significant assets other than the stock we own of our subsidiaries. We depend on dividends, loans and other distributions from these subsidiaries to be able to service our indebtedness, fund share repurchases and satisfy other financial obligations. Contractual limitations and legal regulations may restrict the ability of our subsidiaries to make such distributions to us or, if made, may be insufficient to cover our financial obligations.

We maintain a workforce based upon current and anticipated workloads. If we do not receive future contract awards or if these awards are delayed, significant cost may result.

        Our estimates of future performance depend on, among other matters, whether and when we will receive certain new contract awards, including the extent to which we utilize our workforce. The rate at which we utilize our workforce is impacted by a variety of factors including our ability to manage attrition, our ability to forecast our need for services which allows us to maintain an appropriately sized workforce, our ability to transition employees from completed projects to new projects or between internal business groups, and our need to devote resources to non-chargeable activities such as training or business development. While our estimates are based upon our good faith judgment, these estimates can be unreliable and may frequently change based on newly available information. In the case of large-scale domestic and international projects where timing is often uncertain, it is particularly difficult to predict whether and when we will receive a contract award. The uncertainty of contract award timing can present difficulties in matching our workforce size with our contract needs. If an expected contract award is delayed or not received, we could incur cost resulting from reductions in staff or redundancy of facilities that would have the effect of reducing our profits.

Delaware law and our charter documents may impede or discourage a takeover or change of control.

        Fluor is a Delaware corporation. Various anti-takeover provisions under Delaware law impose impediments on the ability of others to acquire control of us, even if a change of control would be beneficial to our stockholders. In addition, certain provisions of our charters and bylaws may impede or discourage a takeover. For example:

These types of provisions in our charters and bylaws could also make it more difficult for a third party to acquire control of us, even if the acquisition would be beneficial to our stockholders. Accordingly, stockholders may be limited in the ability to obtain a premium for their shares.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments

        None.

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Item 2.    Properties

Major Facilities

        Operations of Fluor and its subsidiaries are conducted at both owned and leased properties in domestic and foreign locations totaling approximately 7.2 million rentable square feet. Our executive offices are located at 6700 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas. As our business and the mix of structures are constantly changing, the extent of utilization of the facilities by particular segments cannot be accurately stated. In addition, certain owned or leased properties of Fluor and its subsidiaries are leased or subleased to third party tenants. While we have operations worldwide, the following table describes the location and general character of our more significant existing facilities:

Location
  Interest

United States:

   

Aliso Viejo, California

  Owned and Leased

Greenville, South Carolina

  Owned and Leased

Houston (Sugar Land), Texas

  Leased

Irving, Texas (Corporate Headquarters)

  Owned

Canada:

   

Calgary, Alberta

  Owned and Leased

Vancouver, British Columbia

  Leased

Latin America:

   

Mexico City, Mexico

  Leased

Santiago, Chile

  Owned and Leased

Europe, Africa and Middle East:

   

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

  Owned

Farnborough, England

  Owned and Leased

Gilwice, Poland

  Owned

Haarlem, the Netherlands

  Owned

Johannesburg, South Africa

  Leased

Asia/Asia Pacific:

   

Cebu, the Philippines

  Leased

Manila, the Philippines

  Owned and Leased

Melbourne, Australia

  Leased

New Delhi, India

  Leased

Shanghai, China

  Leased

        We also lease or own a number of sales, administrative and field construction offices, warehouses and equipment yards strategically located throughout the world.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings

        Fluor and its subsidiaries, as part of their normal business activities, are parties to a number of legal proceedings and other matters in various stages of development. While we cannot predict the outcome of these proceedings, in our opinion and based on reports of counsel, any liability arising from these matters individually and in the aggregate will not have a material adverse effect upon the consolidated financial position or the results of operations of the company, after giving effect to provisions already recorded.

        For information on matters in dispute, see "13. Contingencies and Commitments" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures

        Not applicable.

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Executive Officers of the Registrant

        Information regarding the company's executive officers is set forth under the caption "Executive Officers of the Registrant" in Part III, Item 10, of this Form 10-K and is incorporated herein by this reference.


PART II

Item 5.    Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FLR." The following table sets forth for the quarters indicated the high and low sales prices of our common stock, as reported in the Consolidated Transactions Reporting System, and the cash dividends paid per share of common stock.

 
  Common Stock Price Range    
 
 
  Dividends
Per Share
 
 
  High   Low  

Year Ended December 31, 2012

                   

Fourth Quarter

  $ 59.96   $ 51.09   $ 0.16  

Third Quarter

  $ 60.82   $ 45.61   $ 0.16  

Second Quarter

  $ 61.65   $ 44.99   $ 0.16  

First Quarter

  $ 64.67   $ 51.02   $ 0.16  

Year Ended December 31, 2011

                   

Fourth Quarter

  $ 60.76   $ 44.16   $ 0.125  

Third Quarter

  $ 68.00   $ 45.86   $ 0.125  

Second Quarter

  $ 74.58   $ 60.10   $ 0.125  

First Quarter

  $ 75.76   $ 63.43   $ 0.125  

        Any future cash dividends will depend upon our results of operations, financial condition, cash requirements, availability of surplus and such other factors as our Board of Directors may deem relevant. See "Item 1A. — Risk Factors."

        At February 14, 2013, there were 162,508,215 shares outstanding and 5,977 stockholders of record of the company's common stock. The company estimates there were an additional 171,521 stockholders whose shares were held by banks, brokers or other financial institutions at February 6, 2013.

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Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        The following table provides information as of the three months ended December 31, 2012 about purchases by the company of equity securities that are registered by the company pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"):

Period
  Total Number
of Shares
Purchased(1)
  Average Price
Paid per
Share
  Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
  Maximum
Number of
Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under Plans or
Programs(2)
 

October 1 – October 31, 2012

      $         8,026,051  

November 1 – November 30, 2012

    2,903,588     52.71     2,903,588     5,122,463  

December 1 – December 31, 2012

    1,281,647     56.10     1,281,647     3,840,816  
                       

Total

    4,185,235   $ 53.75     4,185,235        
                       

(1)
Consists of 4,185,235 shares of company stock repurchased and canceled by the company during the fourth quarter of 2012 under its stock repurchase program for total consideration of $225,035,726.

(2)
On November 3, 2011, the company announced that the Board of Directors had approved the repurchase of up to 12,000,000 shares of our common stock. Following this approval, we repurchased a total of 8,159,184 shares as of December 31, 2012. As a result, as of December 31, 2012 we had 3,840,816 shares remaining available for repurchase. On February 6, 2013, the Board of Directors approved an increase of 8,000,000 shares to the share repurchase program, bringing the total number of shares available for repurchase to 11,840,816 shares. This repurchase program is ongoing and does not have an expiration date.

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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data

        The following table presents selected financial data for the last five years. This selected financial data should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in "Item 15. — Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules." Amounts are expressed in millions, except for per share and employee information:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
 
  2012
  2011
  2010
  2009
  2008
 
   

CONSOLIDATED OPERATING RESULTS

                               

Total revenue

  $ 27,577.1   $ 23,381.4   $ 20,849.3   $ 21,990.3   $ 22,325.9  

Earnings before taxes(1)(2)

    733.5     1,001.8     559.6     1,136.8     1,141.7  

Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation(1)(4)

    456.3     593.7     357.5     684.9     716.1  

Earnings per share(1)(3)(4)

                               

Basic

  $ 2.73   $ 3.44   $ 2.01   $ 3.79   $ 3.99  

Diluted

    2.71     3.40     1.98     3.75     3.89  

Cash dividends per common share declared

    0.64     0.50     0.50     0.50     0.50  

Return on average shareholders' equity(1)

   
13.0

%
 
17.4

%
 
10.4

%
 
23.0

%
 
28.1

%

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL POSITION

                               

Current assets(1)

  $ 6,094.1   $ 5,878.7   $ 5,561.8   $ 5,122.1   $ 4,668.5  

Current liabilities(1)

    3,887.1     3,838.2     3,522.4     3,301.4     3,162.2  
   

Working capital(1)

    2,207.0     2,040.5     2,039.4     1,820.7     1,506.3  

Property, plant and equipment, net

    951.3     921.6     866.3     837.0     799.8  

Total assets(1)

    8,276.0     8,268.4     7,613.9     7,178.5     6,423.6  

Capitalization

                               

3.375% Senior Notes

    496.2     495.7              

1.5% Convertible Senior Notes(1)

    18.5     19.5     96.7     109.8     133.2  

Other debt obligations

    26.3     17.8     17.8     17.7     17.7  

Shareholders' equity(1)

    3,341.3     3,395.5     3,497.0     3,305.5     2,671.3  
   

Total capitalization(1)

    3,882.3     3,928.5     3,611.5     3,433.0     2,822.2  

Total debt as a percent of total capitalization(1)

   
13.9

%
 
13.6

%
 
3.2

%
 
3.7

%
 
5.3

%

Shareholders' equity per common share(1)

 
$

20.58
 
$

20.09
 
$

19.82
 
$

18.48
 
$

14.71
 

Common shares outstanding at year end

   
162.4
   
169.0
   
176.4
   
178.8
   
181.6
 

OTHER DATA

                               

New awards

  $ 27,129.2   $ 26.896.1   $ 27,362.9   $ 18,455.4   $ 25,057.8  

Backlog at year end

    38,199.4     39,483.7     34,908.7     26,778.7     33,245.3  

Capital expenditures

    254.7     338.2     265.4     233.1     299.6  

Cash provided by operating activities(2)

    628.4     889.7     550.9     905.0     991.6  

Cash provided (utilized) by investing activities

    (38.4 )   (436.4 )   218.4     (818.1 )   22.5  

Cash utilized by financing activities(1)

    (616.6 )   (395.8 )   (389.9 )   (323.0 )   (270.2 )

Employees at year end

                               

Salaried employees

    32,592     33,252     29,159     24,943     27,958  

Craft/hourly employees

    8,601     9,835     10,070     11,209     14,161  
   

Total employees

    41,193     43,087     39,229     36,152     42,119  
   
(1)
Includes the impact of adopting certain provisions of ASC 470-20 related to accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion.

(2)
Includes the impact of adopting certain provisions of ASC 810-10-45 related to accounting for noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements.

(3)
Includes the impact of adopting certain provisions of ASC 260-10-45 related to the determination of whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities.

(4)
Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2012 included pre-tax charges of $416 million (or $1.57 per diluted share) for the Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Project ("Greater Gabbard Project"), a pre-tax gain of $43 million (or $0.16 per diluted share) on the sale of the company's unconsolidated interest in a telecommunications company located in the United Kingdom and tax benefits of $43 million ($0.25 per diluted share) associated with the net reduction of tax reserves for various domestic and international disputed items and a U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") settlement.

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Item 7.   Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Introduction

        The following discussion and analysis is provided to increase the understanding of, and should be read in conjunction with, the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes. For purposes of reviewing this document, "segment profit" is calculated as revenue less cost of revenue and earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests excluding: corporate general and administrative expense; interest expense; interest income; domestic and foreign income taxes; and other non-operating income and expense items. For a reconciliation of segment profit to earnings before taxes, see "15. Operations by Business Segment and Geographical Area" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

Results of Operations

Summary of Overall Company Results

        Consolidated revenue for 2012 increased 18 percent to $27.6 billion from $23.4 billion for 2011, primarily due to substantial growth in the mining and metals business line of the Industrial & Infrastructure segment and growth in the Oil & Gas segment. Revenue in the Global Services and Power segments also increased in 2012 compared to the prior year.

        Consolidated revenue for 2011 increased 12 percent to $23.4 billion from $20.8 billion for 2010, principally due to substantial growth in the mining and metals business line of the Industrial & Infrastructure segment, as well as revenue growth in the Oil & Gas, Government and Global Services segments. This revenue growth was partially offset by the significant revenue decline in the Power segment in 2011.

        Earnings before taxes for 2012 decreased 27 percent to $734 million from $1.0 billion in 2011, due to lower contributions from the Industrial & Infrastructure segment which recorded a charge of $416 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 related to an unexpected adverse decision from the arbitration proceedings on the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm ("Greater Gabbard") Project, a $1.8 billion lump-sum project to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the client's offshore wind farm project in the United Kingdom. See "— Industrial & Infrastructure" below and "13. Contingencies and Commitments" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the Greater Gabbard Project. Improved contributions in the Oil & Gas, Global Services and Government segments during 2012 were offset by lower earnings in the Power segment.

        Earnings before taxes for 2011 increased 79 percent to $1.0 billion from $560 million in 2010. Earnings for the 2011 period increased primarily due to a reduced level of project charges compared to 2010. During

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2010, the company recorded significant charges for two infrastructure projects. First, for the Greater Gabbard Project, charges totaling $343 million were taken in 2010 for estimated cost overruns for a variety of execution challenges that impacted the schedule and project cost forecast, including material and equipment delivery issues, productivity issues, the bankruptcy of a major subcontractor and weather-related delays. Second, the company recorded a charge of $95 million during 2010 after an adverse bankruptcy court ruling on the priority of claims made by its joint venture against a bankrupt client entity for a completed $700 million fixed-price infrastructure joint venture project near San Diego, California. During 2011, the company recorded additional charges for the Greater Gabbard Project totaling $60 million, primarily due to increased costs associated with the installation of subsea cable and schedule delays related to adverse weather conditions. However, the 2011 results were positively impacted by improved performance in the mining and metals business line of the Industrial & Infrastructure segment and the Global Services segment, offset somewhat by lower earnings in the Power and Oil & Gas segments.

        A highly competitive business environment has continued to put increased pressure on margins. This competitive environment is expected to continue and, in certain cases, may result in more lump-sum project execution for the company. In some instances, margins are being negatively impacted by the change in the mix of work performed (e.g., a higher mix of construction-related work and a higher content of customer-furnished materials, which typically generate lower margins than engineering work or projects without customer-furnished materials). The mining and metals business line of the Industrial & Infrastructure segment has grown rapidly over the last four years, but has shown recent signs of slowing down. It is possible that the weakened mining market conditions could be protracted.

        The effective tax rate was 22.1 percent, 30.3 percent and 21.2 percent for 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The 2012 rate was favorably impacted by the release of previously unrecognized tax benefits of $13 million related to a settlement with the IRS for tax years 2003 through 2005, as well as the net reduction of tax reserves totaling $30 million attributable to a variety of domestic and international disputed items, including the resolution of an uncertainty associated with a prior year tax restructuring. The 2011 rate was favorably impacted by the release of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to the expiration of statutes of limitations and the resolution of various disputed items. The lower 2010 rate was primarily attributable to a $152 million tax benefit that resulted from a worthless stock deduction for the tax restructuring of a foreign subsidiary in the fourth quarter, partially offset by an increase in the valuation allowance associated with net operating losses. Factors affecting the effective tax rates for 2010 - 2012 are discussed further under "— Corporate, Tax and Other Matters" below.

        Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation were $2.71 per diluted share in 2012 compared to $3.40 and $1.98 per diluted share in 2011 and 2010, respectively. Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2012 reflected the pre-tax charge of $416 million ($1.57 per diluted share) for the Greater Gabbard Project noted above. Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2012 also included a pre-tax gain of $43 million ($0.16 per diluted share) on the sale of the company's unconsolidated interest in a telecommunications company located in the United Kingdom. Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2011 reflected the pre-tax charges of $60 million ($0.21 per diluted share) for the Greater Gabbard Project. Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2010 included the negative impact of the following pre-tax charges: $343 million ($1.79 per diluted share) for the Greater Gabbard Project; $95 million ($0.33 per diluted share) for a completed infrastructure joint venture project in California; and $91 million ($0.31 per diluted share) for a gas-fired power project in Georgia. Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation in 2010 also included the $152 million ($0.84 per diluted share) tax benefit described above for the tax restructuring of a foreign subsidiary. A significant portion of this tax benefit resulted from the financial impact of the Greater Gabbard Project charges on the foreign subsidiary.

        Consolidated new awards for 2012 were $27.1 billion compared to $26.9 billion in 2011 and $27.4 billion in 2010. The major contributors of new award activity for all three years were the Oil & Gas and Industrial & Infrastructure segments. Approximately 77 percent of consolidated new awards for 2012 were for projects located outside of the United States.

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        Consolidated backlog was $38.2 billion as of December 31, 2012, $39.5 billion as of December 31, 2011 and $34.9 billion as of December 31, 2010. The Oil & Gas and Industrial & Infrastructure segments made up the vast majority of backlog for all three years and drove the increase in backlog in 2012 and 2011 compared to 2010. As of December 31, 2012, approximately 75 percent of consolidated backlog related to projects located outside of the United States.

        For a more detailed discussion of operating performance of each business segment, corporate general and administrative expense and other items, see "— Segment Operations" and "— Corporate, Tax and Other Matters" below.

Discussion of Critical Accounting Policies

        The company's discussion and analysis of its financial condition and results of operations is based upon its Consolidated Financial Statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The company's significant accounting policies are described in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. The preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Estimates are based on information available as of the date of the financial statements and, accordingly, actual results in future periods could differ from these estimates. Significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements apply to the following critical accounting policies:

        Engineering and Construction Contracts    Contract revenue is recognized on the percentage-of-completion method based on contract cost incurred to date compared to total estimated contract cost. Contracts are generally segmented between types of services, such as engineering and construction, and accordingly, gross margin related to each activity is recognized as those separate services are rendered. The percentage-of-completion method of revenue recognition requires the company to prepare estimates of cost to complete for contracts in progress. In making such estimates, judgments are required to evaluate contingencies such as potential variances in schedule and the cost of materials, labor cost and productivity, the impact of change orders, liability claims, contract disputes and achievement of contractual performance standards. Changes in total estimated contract cost and losses, if any, are recognized in the period they are determined. Pre-contract costs are expensed as incurred. The majority of the company's engineering and construction contracts provide for reimbursement of cost plus a fixed or percentage fee. As of December 31, 2012, 85 percent of the company's backlog was cost reimbursable while 15 percent was for fixed-price, lump-sum or guaranteed maximum contracts. In certain instances, the company provides guaranteed completion dates and/or achievement of other performance criteria. Failure to meet schedule or performance guarantees could result in unrealized incentive fees or liquidated damages. In addition, increases in contract cost can result in non-recoverable cost which could exceed revenue realized from the projects.

        Claims arising from engineering and construction contracts have been made against the company by clients, and the company has made claims against clients for cost incurred in excess of current contract provisions. The company recognizes revenue, but not profit, for certain significant claims when it is determined that recovery of incurred cost is probable and the amounts can be reliably estimated. Under ASC 605-35-25, these requirements are satisfied when the contract or other evidence provides a legal basis for the claim, additional costs were caused by circumstances that were unforeseen at the contract date and not the result of deficiencies in the company's performance, claim-related costs are identifiable and considered reasonable in view of the work performed, and evidence supporting the claim is objective and verifiable. Cost, but not profit, associated with unapproved change orders is accounted for in revenue when it is probable that the cost will be recovered through a change in the contract price. In circumstances where recovery is considered probable, but the revenue cannot be reliably estimated, cost attributable to change orders is deferred pending determination of the impact on contract price. If the requirements for recognizing revenue for claims or unapproved change orders are met, revenue is recorded only to the extent that costs associated with the claims or unapproved change orders have been incurred. Recognized

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claims against clients amounted to $20 million and $298 million as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Claim revenue of $278 million for the Greater Gabbard Project was reversed in the fourth quarter of 2012 when the company no longer believed the recovery of its incurred cost was probable, as a result of the unexpected adverse arbitration ruling.

        Backlog in the engineering and construction industry is a measure of the total dollar value of work to be performed on contracts awarded and in progress. Although backlog reflects business that is considered to be firm, cancellations or scope adjustments may occur. Backlog is adjusted to reflect any known project cancellations, revisions to project scope and cost, and deferrals, as appropriate.

        Engineering and Construction Partnerships and Joint Ventures    Certain contracts are executed jointly through partnership and joint venture arrangements with unrelated third parties. Generally, these arrangements are characterized by a 50 percent or less ownership interest that requires only a small initial investment. The arrangements are often formed for the single business purpose of executing a specific project and allow the company to share risks and /or secure specialty skills required for project execution.

        The company evaluates each partnership and joint venture at inception to determine if it qualifies as a variable interest entity ("VIE") under ASC 810. A variable interest entity is an entity used for business purposes that either (a) does not have equity investors with voting rights or (b) has equity investors who are not required to provide sufficient financial resources for the entity to support its activities without additional subordinated financial support. The majority of the company's partnerships and joint ventures qualify as VIEs because the total equity investment is typically nominal and not sufficient to permit the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support. Upon the occurrence of certain events outlined in ASC 810, the company reassesses its initial determination of whether the partnership or joint venture is a VIE.

        The company also evaluates whether it is the primary beneficiary of each VIE and consolidates the VIE if the company has both (a) the power to direct the economically significant activities of the entity and (b) the obligation to absorb losses of, or the right to receive benefits from, the entity that could potentially be significant to the VIE. The company considers the contractual agreements that define the ownership structure, distribution of profits and losses, risks, responsibilities, indebtedness, voting rights and board representation of the respective parties in determining whether it qualifies as the primary beneficiary. The company also considers all parties that have direct or implicit variable interests when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary. In most cases, the company does not qualify as the primary beneficiary. When the company is determined to be the primary beneficiary, the VIE is consolidated. As required by ASC 810, management's assessment of whether the company is the primary beneficiary of a VIE is continuously performed.

        For partnerships and joint ventures in the construction industry, unless full consolidation is required, the company generally recognizes its proportionate share of revenue, cost and profit in its Consolidated Statement of Earnings and uses the one-line equity method of accounting in the Consolidated Balance Sheet, as allowed under ASC 810-10-45-14. At times, the cost and equity methods of accounting are also used, depending on the company's respective ownership interest, amount of influence in the VIE and other factors. The most significant application of the proportionate consolidation method is in the Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure and Government segments.

        Goodwill and Intangible Assets    Goodwill is not amortized but is subject to annual impairment tests. Interim testing for impairment is performed if indicators of potential impairment exist. For purposes of impairment testing, goodwill is allocated to the applicable reporting units based on the current reporting structure. When testing goodwill for impairment, the company first compares the fair value of each reporting unit with its carrying amount. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a second step is performed to measure the amount of potential impairment. In the second step, the company compares the implied fair value of reporting unit goodwill with the carrying amount of the reporting unit's goodwill. If the carrying amount of reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized. During 2012, the company completed its annual goodwill impairment tests in the first quarter and determined that none of the goodwill was impaired because the fair value of

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each reporting unit substantially exceeded its carrying amount. The company also performed an interim goodwill impairment test in the fourth quarter of 2012 for the Industrial & Infrastructure segment after the Greater Gabbard Project charge and quantitatively determined that none of the segment's goodwill was impaired.

        Intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized but are subject to annual impairment tests. Interim testing for impairment is performed if indicators of potential impairment exist. An intangible asset with an indefinite life is impaired if its carrying value exceeds its fair value. As of December 31, 2012, none of the company's intangible assets with indefinite lives were impaired. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over the useful lives of those assets, ranging from one year to ten years.

        Deferred Taxes and Tax Contingencies    Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the company's financial statements or tax returns. As of December 31, 2012, the company had deferred tax assets of $659 million which were partially offset by a valuation allowance of $230 million and further reduced by deferred tax liabilities of $99 million. The valuation allowance reduces certain deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized. The allowance for 2012 primarily relates to the deferred tax assets on certain net operating and capital loss carryforwards for U.S. and non-U.S. subsidiaries and certain reserves on investments. The company evaluates the realizability of its deferred tax assets by assessing its valuation allowance and by adjusting the amount of such allowance, if necessary. The factors used to assess the likelihood of realization are the company's forecast of future taxable income and available tax planning strategies that could be implemented to realize the net deferred tax assets. Failure to achieve forecasted taxable income in the applicable taxing jurisdictions could affect the ultimate realization of deferred tax assets and could result in an increase in the company's effective tax rate on future earnings.

        Income tax positions must meet a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold to be recognized. Income tax positions that previously failed to meet the more-likely-than-not threshold are recognized in the first subsequent financial reporting period in which that threshold is met. Previously recognized tax positions that no longer meet the more-likely-than-not threshold are derecognized in the first subsequent financial reporting period in which that threshold is no longer met. The company recognizes potential interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits within its global operations in income tax expense.

        Retirement Benefits    The company accounts for its defined benefit pension plans in accordance with ASC 715-30, "Defined Benefit Plans — Pension." As required by ASC 715-30, the unfunded or overfunded projected benefit obligation is recognized in the company's financial statements. Assumptions concerning discount rates, long-term rates of return on plan assets and rates of increase in compensation levels are determined based on the current economic environment in each host country at the end of each respective annual reporting period. The company evaluates the funded status of each of its retirement plans using these current assumptions and determines the appropriate funding level considering applicable regulatory requirements, tax deductibility, reporting considerations and other factors. Assuming no changes in current assumptions, the company expects to fund between $30 million and $60 million for the calendar year 2013, which is expected to be in excess of the minimum funding required. If the discount rates were reduced by 25 basis points, plan liabilities for the U.S. and non-U.S. plans would increase by approximately $20 million and $39 million, respectively.

Segment Operations

        The company provides professional services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management. The company is organized into five principal business segments: Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services and Power. For more information on the business segments see "Item 1. — Business" above.

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Oil & Gas

        Revenue and segment profit for the Oil & Gas segment are summarized as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in millions)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Revenue

  $ 9,513.9   $ 7,961.7   $ 7,740.0  

Segment profit

   
334.7
   
275.6
   
344.0
 

        Revenue for 2012 increased nearly 20 percent compared to the prior year as a result of higher project execution activities for several projects in the segment, including a coal bed methane gas project in Australia, a grassroots petrochemical complex in the Middle East and a major mine replacement project in Canada. Revenue in 2011 increased three percent compared to 2010 primarily because of increased construction-related activities, including a greater content of customer-furnished materials for projects that were awarded in 2010.

        Segment profit in 2012 increased 21 percent compared to 2011 and was driven by the higher project execution activities associated with the current year revenue increase, including higher contributions from the coal bed methane gas project in Australia, as well as numerous other projects in various geographic regions. Segment profit in 2011 decreased 20 percent compared to 2010 primarily because the 2010 results were favorably impacted by contributions of certain large projects that were completed or nearing completion, as well as various other projects that achieved their peak earnings that year. In addition, 2010 segment profit was favorably impacted by the successful resolution of some disputed items and the expiration of certain warranty obligations.

        Segment profit margin was 3.5 percent in both 2012 and 2011, compared to 4.4 percent in 2010. The reduction in segment profit margin in the two more recent years compared to 2010 was primarily due to a shift in the mix of work from higher margin engineering activities to lower margin construction activities. The successful resolution of some disputed items and the expiration of certain warranty obligations in 2010 also contributed to the higher segment profit margin in 2010, relative to 2012 and 2011.

        New awards in the Oil & Gas segment were $12.6 billion in 2012, $8.3 billion in 2011 and $9.7 billion in 2010. New awards in 2012 included an oil sands bitumen processing facility in Canada, a gas processing project in Kazakhstan and a petrochemicals complex in the United States. New awards in 2011 included a petrochemicals complex in the Middle East and upstream services associated with an oil sands bitumen processing facility in Canada.

        Backlog for the Oil & Gas segment was $18.2 billion as of December 31, 2012 compared to $15.1 billion as of December 31, 2011 and $14.3 billion as of December 31, 2010. Although market conditions remain very competitive, the increase in backlog reflects the improvement in the segment's markets, particularly the increasing worldwide demand for new capacity in oil and gas production, including pipelines, refining and petrochemicals.

        Total assets in the segment increased to $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2012 from $1.2 billion as of December 31, 2011 due to higher levels of working capital being needed to support project execution activities

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Industrial & Infrastructure

        Revenue and segment profit (loss) for the Industrial & Infrastructure segment are summarized as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in millions)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Revenue

  $ 12,195.7   $ 9,700.4   $ 6,867.2  

Segment profit (loss)

   
124.3
   
389.3
   
(169.7

)

        Revenue in 2012 increased 26 percent compared to 2011, and revenue in 2011 increased 41 percent from 2010, primarily due to substantial growth in the mining and metals business line.

        Segment profit and segment profit margin decreased significantly in 2012 compared to 2011 as a result of a $416 million pre-tax charge in the fourth quarter of 2012 due to an unexpected adverse decision in the arbitration proceedings related to the company's claims for additional compensation on the Greater Gabbard Project. The 2012 Greater Gabbard Project charges were somewhat offset by the favorable impact on segment profit of the substantially higher level of project execution activities related to the growth in the mining and metals business line, noted above, and a pre-tax gain of $43 million on the October 2012 sale of the company's unconsolidated interest in a telecommunications company located in the United Kingdom that was formed in connection with the development and construction of a previously completed project. Segment profit for 2012 also included positive contributions from various infrastructure projects, including $21 million due to the achievement of significant progress milestones on one project, $20 million as an infrastructure road project neared completion, and $19 million for fees earned at financial closing for another infrastructure road project. During 2011, the segment recorded charges totaling $60 million for the Greater Gabbard Project due to increased costs associated with project execution activities. These charges were largely offset by positive contributions from other projects in the segment during the year, including $20 million for forecast adjustments due to the achievement of progress milestones on two infrastructure road projects, $11 million from the closeout of an infrastructure project, $11 million of costs recovered in a settlement with a bankrupt client for a fixed-price infrastructure joint venture project discussed in more detail below, and $10 million related to the favorable resolution of certain disputed items and the achievement of incentive targets on a mining project.

        Segment profit and segment profit margin increased substantially in 2011 compared to 2010 primarily because the earlier period included the impact of significant charges for the Greater Gabbard Project and another infrastructure project. For the Greater Gabbard Project, charges totaling $343 million were taken in 2010 for estimated cost overruns for a variety of execution challenges that impacted the schedule and project cost forecast, including material and equipment delivery issues, productivity issues, the bankruptcy of a major subcontractor and weather-related delays. In addition, the segment recorded a charge of $95 million during 2010 after an adverse bankruptcy court ruling on the priority of claims made by its joint venture against a bankrupt client entity for a completed $700 million fixed-price infrastructure joint venture project in California. As a result of the ruling, the company determined that the likelihood of recovering cost overruns resulting from owner-directed scope changes was no longer considered probable. As noted in the preceding paragraph, the segment recorded charges of $60 million for Greater Gabbard in 2011 that were offset by positive contributions from various projects. Segment profit in 2011 was also favorably impacted by a significantly higher level of project execution activities associated with the growth in the mining and metals business line relative to 2010. The 2010 charges for the two infrastructure projects were offset somewhat by positive contributions from other projects in the segment during the year, which included solid overall contributions from the mining and metals business line, as well as $16 million of fees earned at financial closing for an infrastructure rail project, $13 million for the final negotiated settlement and closeout of both an infrastructure road project and an infrastructure telecommunications project, and $11 million for the approval of a significant change order for another infrastructure road project.

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        The company is involved in a dispute in connection with the substantially completed Greater Gabbard Project. As noted above, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the company received an unexpected adverse decision in the arbitration proceedings related to the company's claims for additional compensation on the project. The claim related to delays in the fabrication of monopiles and transition pieces, along with certain disruption and productivity issues associated with construction activities and weather-related delays that the company believed would be recovered in arbitration due to the company's belief the schedule and cost impacts were attributable to the client and other third parties. As noted above, and as a result of the adverse decision, the company recorded a charge of $416 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The charge was primarily comprised of the reversal of claim revenue of $278 million that had been recorded in prior periods for costs incurred when the company believed the recovery of such costs was probable under ASC 605-35-25, and a significant portion of the $150 million contractual maximum of liquidated damages that the client had previously withheld and the company believed were recoverable, as well as additional costs expected to be incurred through close-out of the project. The client has filed a counterclaim against the company seeking to recover approximately $100 million for past and future costs associated with, among other things, monitoring certain monopiles and transition pieces for alleged defects. The counterclaim is currently scheduled for hearing in April 2013. While the ultimate outcome of the hearing is uncertain, the company believes that the monopiles and transition pieces meet applicable performance requirements and therefore does not believe that a loss associated with the counterclaim is probable. As a result, the company has not recorded a charge under ASC 450. To the extent the client's counterclaim is successful, there could be a substantial charge to earnings. See "13. Contingencies and Commitments" below in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the legal proceedings related to the Greater Gabbard Project.

        New awards in the Industrial & Infrastructure segment were $9.5 billion during 2012, $12.2 billion during 2011, and $12.5 billion during 2010. New awards in 2012 were primarily attributable to the mining and metals business line. The lower new award activity in 2012 was attributable to the deferral of major capital investment decisions by some mining customers due to project cost escalation, softening commodity demand and project-specific circumstances. The timing of when capital investment by these mining customers could resume is uncertain. However, it is possible that the weakened mining market conditions could be prolonged. New award activity in 2011 and 2010 was also primarily attributable to the mining and metals business line, with significant contributions from the infrastructure business line in 2010. The new awards in 2011 included $6.2 billion for ongoing iron ore work in Australia, as well as a major copper project in Peru. The new awards in 2010 included an aluminum program in Saudi Arabia valued at $3.4 billion, a $1.4 billion copper mine in Chile and $1.7 billion for an infrastructure rail project in the United States.

        Ending backlog for the segment decreased to $15.5 billion for 2012 from $19.6 billion for 2011 and $16.9 billion for 2010. The decline in 2012 backlog was due to the reduced new award volume in the mining and metals business line during the year, discussed above, and cancellations of two mining projects during the third quarter of 2012 totaling $2.0 billion. The growth in backlog in 2011 was due to the substantial new award activity in both 2011 and 2010.

        Total assets in the Industrial & Infrastructure segment were $561 million as of December 31, 2012 compared to $944 million as of December 31, 2011. This decrease was due to the removal of amounts from work in process related to the fourth quarter 2012 charge for the Greater Gabbard Project.

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Government

        Revenue and segment profit for the Government segment are summarized as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in millions)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Revenue

  $ 3,304.7   $ 3,398.2   $ 3,038.0  

Segment profit

   
149.7
   
145.5
   
142.2
 

        Revenue in 2012 decreased slightly compared to 2011, primarily due to the close-out of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA") funded work at the Savannah River Site Management and Operating Project (the "Savannah River Project") in South Carolina. Revenue in 2011 increased 12 percent compared to 2010, principally due to an increase in the volume of work for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program ("LOGCAP IV") for the United States Army in Afghanistan. Project execution activities associated with the gaseous diffusion plant contract for the Department of Energy in Portsmouth, Ohio (the "Portsmouth Project"), awarded in the first quarter of 2011, also contributed to the 2011 revenue increase, though the impact was largely offset by a reduction in revenue attributable to the winding down of the ARRA funded work at the Savannah River Project and the completion of many task orders for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Programs Center ("CETAC") logistics program in Iraq.

        Segment profit during 2012 and 2011 increased three percent and two percent compared to 2011 and 2010, respectively. The modest improvement in segment profit in 2012 was primarily due to additional contributions from project execution activities on LOGCAP IV task orders, which more than offset charges totaling $13 million related to an adverse judgment in the first quarter of 2012 associated with the company's claim on an embassy project, discussed below in "13. Contingencies and Commitments" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. An agreement has been reached to change the LOGCAP IV award fee to a fixed fee and address other open contract issues. As a result of this agreement, the company recognized additional segment profit of $17 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, which largely offset the impact of an unexpected lower award fee for LOGCAP IV in the third quarter of 2012. The slight growth in segment profit for 2011 was mostly attributable to increased volume on LOGCAP IV task orders. The Portsmouth Project also contributed to the growth in segment profit, though reduced contributions from both CETAC task orders and work at the Savannah River Project more than offset its positive impact.

        Segment profit margin was 4.5 percent, 4.3 percent and 4.7 percent for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

        New awards were $3.2 billion during 2012, $3.7 billion during 2011 and $2.8 billion during 2010. The decrease in 2012 was primarily due to a reduction in LOGCAP IV new award activity that corresponded to lower volume and the timing of incremental task order awards, as well as less funding for the Portsmouth Project for which 2011, as the initial year of the contract, included amounts for both a transition period and the project's annual funding. The increase in new award activity in 2011 was primarily attributable to the initial contract funding for the Portsmouth Project and increased funding for LOGCAP IV task orders. New awards in 2012 and 2011 also included the annual funding for the Savannah River Project. The company reports new awards for LOGCAP IV as individual task orders are awarded and funded.

        Backlog was $978 million as of December 31, 2012, $1.1 billion as of December 31, 2011 and $751 million as of December 31, 2010. The decline in backlog in 2012 was attributable to the reduced new award activity for LOGCAP IV and the work off of backlog for the ARRA funded work at the Savannah River Project. The growth in backlog during 2011 was driven by the initial contract funding for the Portsmouth Project and increased funding for LOGCAP IV task orders.

        Total assets in the Government segment were $827 million as of December 31, 2012 and $800 million as of December 31, 2011.

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Global Services

        Revenue and segment profit for the Global Services segment are summarized as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in millions)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Revenue

  $ 1,721.7   $ 1,577.7   $ 1,508.6  

Segment profit

   
177.6
   
151.8
   
133.3
 

        Revenue in 2012 increased nine percent compared to 2011, primarily due to the equipment business line's increased volume of activity in South America, Mexico and Canada. The operations and maintenance, temporary staffing and supply chain solutions business lines also contributed to the revenue increase. Revenue in 2011 increased five percent compared to 2010, principally due to the equipment business line which experienced a higher volume of work in Afghanistan and South America. A decrease in 2011 revenue attributable to the close-out of the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup project in 2010 was offset by an increase in other 2011 operations and maintenance business line project execution activities and an increase in revenue in the temporary staffing business line.

        Segment profit during 2012 increased 17 percent compared to 2011, primarily due to contributions from the operations and maintenance business line which experienced higher contributions from various domestic and international projects. The temporary staffing business line also contributed to the increase in segment profit due to improvement in its North American and European operations. Segment profit during 2011 increased 14 percent compared to 2010, primarily due to the improved performance from the equipment business line, as noted above. Increased segment profit in 2011 from the temporary staffing business line was offset by a decrease in contributions from the operations and maintenance business line, the latter of which was primarily the result of the close-out of the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup project in 2010.

        Segment profit margin was 10.3 percent, 9.6 percent and 8.8 percent for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Segment profit margin for 2012 was higher compared to 2011 due to improvement in margins from the operations and maintenance business line. Segment profit margin for 2011 was higher compared to 2010 due to improvement in margins in the equipment business line's activities in Afghanistan and South America.

        New awards in the Global Services segment were $904 million during 2012, $1.0 billion during 2011 and $1.6 billion during 2010. The operations and maintenance business line continues to experience reduced renewal agreements with existing clients, as well as delayed new client releases.

        Backlog for the Global Services segment was $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2012, $1.9 billion as of December 31, 2011 and $2.1 billion as of December 31, 2010. Operations and maintenance activities that have yet to be performed comprise Global Services backlog. Short-duration operations and maintenance activities may not contribute to ending backlog. The equipment, temporary staffing and supply chain solutions business lines do not report backlog or new awards.

        Total assets in the Global Services segment were $960 million as of December 31, 2012 and $935 million as of December 31, 2011.

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Power

        Revenue and segment profit (loss) for the Power segment are summarized as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in millions)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Revenue

  $ 841.1   $ 743.4   $ 1,695.5  

Segment profit (loss)

   
(16.9

)
 
81.1
   
170.9
 

        Revenue in 2012 was 13 percent higher compared to 2011, primarily attributable to projects awarded in 2011 and 2012, including a new gas-fired power plant project in Texas and new solar power projects in Arizona and California. The prior year period included project execution activities for several projects which have since been completed, including gas-fired power plants in Texas, Virginia and Georgia. Revenue in 2011 decreased 56 percent compared to 2010, primarily due to the expected reduction in project execution activities on several projects which had reached or were near final completion, including the Oak Grove coal-fired power project in Texas for Luminant, a unit of Energy Future Holdings Corporation, gas-fired power plants in Texas and Virginia, and pre-construction services on a nuclear new build project in Texas, as well as reduced volume on certain other projects progressing toward completion.

        Segment profit and segment profit margin for 2012 declined significantly compared to 2011, principally due to reduced contributions from several completed projects, including the gas-fired power plants in Texas and Virginia, and expenses associated with the company's continued investment in NuScale, a small modular nuclear reactor technology company, in which the company acquired a majority interest in late 2011. The NuScale expenses for 2012 and 2011 were $63.4 million and $6.7 million, respectively. The operations of NuScale are primarily for research and development activities. Although part of the Power segment, these activities could provide future benefits to both commercial and government clients. Power segment profit during 2011 decreased 53 percent compared to 2010 principally due to reduced contributions from the Oak Grove project. The reduced contributions from other projects nearing completion, including the gas-fired power plant project in Texas, pre-construction services on the nuclear new build project in Texas and an emissions control retrofit project in South Carolina, were offset by lower charges taken for cost overruns on a gas-fired power plant project in Georgia ($13 million during 2011 compared to $91 million in 2010) and improved performance on the gas-fired power plant project in Virginia due to the achievement of major milestones. Segment profit margin in the Power segment was 10.9 percent and 10.1 percent for 2011 and 2010, respectively, and are explained by the factors noted above that impacted revenue and segment profit for those years.

        The Power segment continues to be impacted by relatively weak demand for new power generation. Market segments that are best suited to yield new near-term opportunities include gas-fired combined cycle generation, renewable energy, regional transmission feasibility additions and air emissions compliance projects for existing coal-fired power plants. New awards of $884 million in 2012 included a new solar power project in California. New awards of $1.6 billion in 2011 included an air emissions control construction program for Luminant, a new gas-fired power plant project in Texas, and a new solar power project in Arizona. New awards of $757 million in 2010 included work for nuclear preconstruction services and the renewal of the Luminant system-wide fossil maintenance program in Texas.

        Backlog was $1.9 billion as of December 31, 2012, $1.8 billion as of December 31, 2011 and $972 million as of December 31, 2010. The increase in backlog in 2011 was principally driven by the 2011 new awards mentioned in the preceding paragraph which were awarded in the latter part of the year.

        Total assets in the Power segment were $121 million as of December 31, 2012 and $191 million as of December 31, 2011. The decrease in the segment's total assets in 2012 was attributed to a reduction in project working capital.

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Corporate, Tax and Other Matters

        Corporate    For the three years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, corporate general and administrative expenses were $151 million, $163 million and $156 million, respectively. The eight percent reduction in 2012 corporate general and administrative expenses compared to 2011 was the net result of many factors, including lower executive bonuses and reduced foreign currency losses in the current year. The five percent increase in 2011 corporate general and administrative expenses compared to 2010 was primarily the result of higher management incentive compensation and foreign currency losses, offset somewhat by overhead reduction efforts and other factors.

        Net interest expense was $0.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to net interest income of $16 million and $11 million for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Interest expense was considerably higher in 2012 due to the $500 million of 3.375% Senior Notes that were issued in September 2011. The increase in net interest income in 2011 was due to higher cash balances in certain international locations that earn higher yields, offset partially by an increase in interest expense due to the issuance of the 3.375% Senior Notes discussed above.

        Tax    The effective tax rate on the company's pretax earnings was 22.1 percent, 30.3 percent and 21.2 percent for the years 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The 2012 rate was favorably impacted by the release of previously unrecognized tax benefits of $13 million related to a settlement with the IRS for tax years 2003 through 2005, as well as the net reduction of tax reserves totaling $30 million attributable to a variety of domestic and international disputed items, including the resolution of an uncertainty associated with a prior year tax restructuring. The 2011 rate was favorably impacted by the release of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to the expiration of statutes of limitations and the resolution of various disputed items. The lower 2010 rate was primarily attributable to a $152 million tax benefit that resulted from a worthless stock deduction for the tax restructuring of a foreign subsidiary in the fourth quarter, partially offset by an increase in the valuation allowance associated with net operating losses. A significant portion of the $152 million tax benefit resulted from the financial impact of the 2010 Greater Gabbard Project charges on the foreign subsidiary.

Litigation and Matters in Dispute Resolution

        See "13. Contingencies and Commitments" below in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

Liquidity and Financial Condition

        Liquidity is provided by available cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities, cash generated from operations, credit facilities and access to financial markets. The company has committed and uncommitted lines of credit totaling $4.4 billion, which may be used for revolving loans, letters of credit and/or general purposes. The company believes that for at least the next 12 months, cash generated from operations, along with its unused credit capacity of $3.3 billion and substantial cash position, is sufficient to support operating requirements. However, the company regularly reviews its sources and uses of liquidity and may pursue opportunities to increase its liquidity positions. The company's conservative financial strategy and consistent performance have earned it strong credit ratings, resulting in continued access to the capital markets. As of December 31, 2012, the company was in compliance with all its covenants related to its debt agreements. The company's total debt to total capitalization ("debt-to-capital") ratio as of December 31, 2012 was 13.9 percent compared to 13.6 percent as of December 31, 2011.

Cash Flows

        Cash and cash equivalents were $2.2 billion as of both December 31, 2012 and 2011. Cash and cash equivalents combined with current and noncurrent marketable securities were $2.6 billion as of December 31, 2012 compared to $2.8 billion as of December 31, 2011. Cash and cash equivalents are held in numerous accounts throughout the world to fund the company's global project execution activities. As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, cash and cash equivalents held outside the United States amounted to $1.7 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. The company did not consider any cash to be permanently

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reinvested overseas as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 and, as a result, has accrued the U.S. deferred tax liability on foreign earnings, as appropriate.

Operating Activities

        Cash flows from operating activities result primarily from earnings sources and are impacted by changes in operating assets and liabilities which consist primarily of working capital balances. Working capital levels vary from year to year and are primarily affected by the company's volume of work. These levels are also impacted by the mix, stage of completion and commercial terms of engineering and construction projects, as well as the company's execution of its projects within budget. Project working capital requirements also vary by project. For example, accounts receivable and contract work in progress relate to clients in various industries and locations throughout the world. Most contracts require payments as the projects progress. The company evaluates the counterparty credit risk of third parties as part of its project risk review process and in determining the appropriate level of reserves. The company maintains adequate reserves for potential credit losses and generally such losses have been minimal and within management's estimates. In the current economic environment, it is more likely that such credit losses could occur and impact working capital requirements. Additionally, certain projects receive advance payments from clients. A normal trend for these projects is to have higher cash balances during the initial phases of execution which then level out toward the end of the construction phase. As a result, the company's cash position is reduced as customer advances are worked off, unless they are replaced by advances on other projects. The company maintains cash reserves and borrowing facilities to satisfy any net operating cash outflows in the event there is an investment in operating assets that exceeds the projects' available cash balances.

        During 2012, working capital increased primarily due to an increase in prepaid income taxes and a decrease in advance billings in the Oil & Gas segment, partially offset by an increase in accounts payable in the Oil & Gas segment and a slight overall decrease in contract work in progress. The decrease in advance billings during 2012 resulted primarily from normal project execution activities associated with a coal bed methane gas project in Australia. The higher accounts payable balance during 2012 resulted primarily from normal invoicing and payment activities associated with a major mine replacement project in Canada and the coal bed methane gas project in Australia. A decrease in work in progress in the Industrial & Infrastructure segment, which resulted primarily from the charge on the Greater Gabbard Project, was substantially offset by increases in work in progress in the Oil & Gas and Government segments, which resulted from normal project execution activities associated with numerous projects in those segments. During 2011, working capital decreased primarily due to a decrease in prepaid income taxes and increases in both advance billings and accounts payable in the Oil & Gas segment, partially offset by increases in contract work in progress. The increases in advance billings and accounts payable during 2011 resulted primarily from normal project execution activities associated with numerous projects. The increase in work in progress during 2011 resulted from normal project execution activities associated with numerous projects, as well as amounts funded for the losses and claim on the Greater Gabbard Project. During 2010, working capital increased primarily due to a higher accounts receivable balance as well as amounts funded for the losses and claim on the Greater Gabbard Project and a gas-fired power project in Georgia. The higher accounts receivable balance in 2010 was the net result of normal billing and collection activities associated with numerous projects and not indicative of any significant collection or liquidity issue.

        Cash provided by operating activities was $628 million, $890 million and $551 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The decrease in cash flows from operating activities in 2012 compared to 2011 was primarily attributable to the significant increase in working capital during 2012 compared to the relatively small decrease in working capital during 2011, which are discussed in the preceding paragraphs. Cash provided by operating activities improved in 2011 compared to 2010 primarily due to increases in earnings sources and positive cash flows resulting from a net reduction in working capital, partially offset by higher retirement plan contributions.

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has filed a counterclaim against the company seeking to recover costs associated with alleged defects, as discussed in "Results of Operations — Industrial & Infrastructure" above and "13. Contingencies and Commitments" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. To the extent the client's counterclaim is successful, there could be a substantial charge to earnings and a substantial negative impact on the cash flows of the company.

        Income tax payments of $294 million in 2012 were higher than income taxes paid of $177 million and $202 million in 2011 and 2010, respectively, primarily due to higher tax payments in foreign jurisdictions. Income tax payments in 2011 were lower than income taxes paid in 2010 primarily due to the prepayment of certain 2011 taxes in 2010.

        Cash from operating activities is used to provide contributions to the company's defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Contributions into the defined contribution plans during 2012, 2011 and 2010 were $144 million, $101 million and $93 million, respectively. The company contributed approximately $57 million, $122 million and $43 million into its defined benefit pension plans during 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The increase in company contributions to defined contribution plans during 2012 was principally the result of certain U.S. plan amendments that increased employer contributions to the primary U.S. defined contribution plan and reduced contributions to the U.S. defined benefit plan. The decrease in company contributions to defined benefit plans during 2012 resulted from the freezing of the accrual of future service-related benefits for certain eligible participants of the defined benefit plans in both the United State and United Kingdom. The increase in contributions to the defined benefit pension plans during 2011 was primarily due to lower long-term interest rates coupled with the business objective to generally maintain plan assets in excess of accumulated benefit obligations. As of December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, plan assets of all of the company's more significant benefit plans exceeded accumulated benefit obligations.

Investing Activities

        Cash utilized by investing activities amounted to $38 million and $436 million in 2012 and 2011, respectively, while cash provided by investing activities amounted to $218 million in 2010. The primary investing activities included purchases, sales and maturities of marketable securities, capital expenditures, business acquisitions, disposals of property, plant and equipment and investments in partnerships and joint ventures. Investing activities in 2012 also included proceeds of $55 million from the sale of the company's unconsolidated interest in a telecommunications company located in the United Kingdom.

        The company holds cash in bank deposits and marketable securities which are governed by the company's investment policy. This policy focuses on, in order of priority, the preservation of capital, maintenance of liquidity and maximization of yield. These investments include money market funds which invest in U.S. Government-related securities, bank deposits placed with highly-rated financial institutions, repurchase agreements that are fully collateralized by U.S. Government-related securities, high-grade commercial paper and high quality short-term and medium-term fixed income securities. During 2012 and 2010, proceeds from sales and maturities of marketable securities exceeded purchases by $143 million and $438 million, respectively. During 2011, purchases of marketable securities exceeded proceeds from sales and maturities of such securities by $133 million. The company held current and noncurrent marketable securities of $455 million and $600 million as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

        Capital expenditures of $255 million, $338 million and $265 million during 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively, primarily related to construction equipment associated with equipment operations in the Global Services segment, as well as investments in information technology and the refurbishment of facilities. Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment of $78 million in 2012 and $54 million in both 2011 and 2010 primarily related to the disposal of construction equipment associated with the equipment operations in the Global Services segment.

        During 2012, the company paid $19 million to acquire an equipment company in Mozambique. During 2011, the company paid $27 million to acquire controlling interests in both NuScale Power, LLC, an Oregon-based designer of small modular nuclear reactors, and Goar, Allison & Associates, a

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Texas-based provider of sulfur technologies for upstream gas plants, downstream refineries and gasification. The company continues to make investments in partnerships or joint ventures primarily for the execution of single contracts or projects. Investments in partnerships and joint ventures accounted for using the cost and equity method were $31 million, $8 million and $10 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Financing Activities

        Cash utilized by financing activities during 2012, 2011 and 2010 of $617 million, $396 million and $390 million, respectively, included company stock repurchases, company dividend payments to stockholders, proceeds from the issuance of senior notes, convertible note repayments, distributions paid to holders of noncontrolling interests and corporate-owned life insurance loan repayments.

        The company has a common stock repurchase program, authorized by the Board of Directors, to purchase shares in open market or privately negotiated transactions at the company's discretion. The company repurchased 7,409,200 shares, 10,050,000 shares and 3,079,600 shares of common stock under its current and previously authorized stock repurchase programs resulting in cash outflows of $389 million, $640 million and $175 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. As of December 31, 2012, 3.8 million shares could still be purchased under the existing stock repurchase program. On February 6, 2013, the Board of Directors approved an increase of 8.0 million shares to the share repurchase program, bringing the total number of shares available for repurchase to 11.8 million shares.

        During 2012, the company's Board of Directors authorized the payment of quarterly dividends of $0.16 per share (compared to quarterly dividends of $0.125 per share in 2011 and 2010). Declared dividends are typically paid during the month following the quarter in which they are declared. However, dividends declared in the fourth quarter of 2012 were paid in December 2012. The payment and level of future cash dividends is subject to the discretion of the company's Board of Directors. Dividends of $129 million, $88 million and $90 million, were paid during 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

        In September 2011, the company issued $500 million of 3.375% Senior Notes (the "2011 Notes") due September 15, 2021 and received proceeds of $492 million, net of underwriting discounts and debt issuance costs. Interest on the 2011 Notes is payable semi-annually on March 15 and September 15 of each year, and began on March 15, 2012. The company may, at any time, redeem the 2011 Notes at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal amount, plus a "make whole" premium described in the indenture. Additionally, if a change of control triggering event occurs, as defined by the terms of the indenture, the company will be required to offer to purchase the 2011 Notes at a purchase price equal to 101 percent of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of purchase. The company is generally not limited under the indenture governing the 2011 Notes in its ability to incur additional indebtedness provided the company is in compliance with certain restrictive covenants, including restrictions on liens and restrictions on sale and leaseback transactions. These covenants are not expected to impact the company's liquidity or capital resources.

        In February 2004, the company issued $330 million of 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes (the "2004 Notes") due February 15, 2024 and received proceeds of $323 million, net of underwriting discounts. Proceeds from the 2004 Notes were used to pay off the then-outstanding commercial paper and $100 million was used to obtain ownership of engineering and corporate office facilities in California through payoff of the lease financing. In December 2004, the company irrevocably elected to pay the principal amount of the 2004 Notes in cash. The 2004 Notes are convertible during any fiscal quarter if the closing price of the company's common stock for at least 20 trading days in the 30 consecutive trading day-period ending on the last trading day of the previous fiscal quarter is greater than or equal to 130 percent of the conversion price in effect on that 30th trading day (the "trigger price"). The trigger price was $35.83 as of December 31, 2012, but is subject to adjustment as outlined in the indenture. The trigger price condition was satisfied during the fourth quarter of 2012 and 2011 and the 2004 Notes were therefore classified as short-term debt as of December 31, 2012 and 2011. During 2012, holders converted $1 million of the 2004 Notes in exchange for the principal balance owed in cash plus 18,899 shares of the company's

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common stock. During 2011, holders converted $77 million of the 2004 Notes in exchange for the principal balance owed in cash plus 1,678,095 shares of the company's common stock. During 2010, holders converted $13 million of the 2004 Notes in exchange for the principal balance owed in cash plus 184,563 shares of the company's common stock. The company does not know the timing or principal amount of the remaining 2004 Notes that may be presented for conversion by the holders in the future. Holders of the 2004 Notes will be entitled to require the company to purchase all or a portion of their 2004 Notes at 100 percent of the principal amount plus unpaid interest on February 15, 2014 and February 15, 2019. The 2004 Notes are currently redeemable at the option of the company, in whole or in part, at 100 percent of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest. Available cash balances will be used to satisfy any principal and interest payments. Shares of the company's common stock will be issued to satisfy any appreciation between the conversion price and the market price on the date of conversion. The carrying value of the 2004 Notes was $18 million and $19 million as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

        Distributions paid to holders of noncontrolling interests represent cash outflows to partners of consolidated partnerships or joint ventures created primarily for the execution of single contracts or projects. Distributions paid were $101 million, $104 million and $84 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Distributions in all three years primarily related to an iron ore joint venture project in Australia (see "14. Variable Interest Entities" below in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements). Capital contributions by joint venture partners were $3 million, $23 million and $1 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Capital contributions in 2011 represent the funding of a joint venture that is providing services to the Department of Energy under a contract for a gaseous diffusion plant in Portsmouth, Ohio.

        During 2010, the company repaid $32 million in principal related to loans against the cash surrender value of corporate-owned life insurance policies.

        Unrealized translation gains and losses resulting from changes in functional currency exchange rates are reflected in the cumulative translation component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. During 2012 and 2010, most major foreign currencies strengthened against the U.S. dollar. During 2011, most major foreign currencies weakened against the U.S. dollar. As a result, the company had unrealized translation gains of $20 million and $68 million in 2012 and 2010, respectively, and unrealized translation losses of $31 million in 2011 related to cash held by foreign subsidiaries. The cash held in foreign currencies will primarily be used for project-related expenditures in those currencies, and therefore the company's exposure to realized exchange gains and losses is generally mitigated.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

        On November 9, 2012, the company entered into a $1.8 billion Revolving Loan and Letter of Credit Facility Agreement ("Credit Facility") that matures in 2017. Borrowings on the Credit Facility are to bear interest at rates based on the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") or an alternative base rate, plus an applicable borrowing margin. The Credit Facility may be increased up to an additional $500 million subject to certain conditions, and contains customary financial and restrictive covenants, including a maximum ratio of consolidated debt to tangible net worth of one-to-one and a cap on the aggregate amount of debt of $600 million for the company's subsidiaries. On the same day, the company terminated its $800 million Revolving Loan and Financial Letter of Credit Facility and its $500 million Letter of Credit Facility and all outstanding letters of credit thereunder were assigned or otherwise transferred to the new Credit Facility.

        In conjunction with the Credit Facility, the company also amended its existing $1.2 billion Revolving Performance Letter of Credit Facility ("PLOC Facility") dated December 14, 2010. The cap on the PLOC Facility for the aggregate amount of debt for the company subsidiaries was increased from $500 million to $600 million subject to certain conditions.

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        As of December 31, 2012, the company had a combination of committed and uncommitted lines of credit that totaled $4.4 billion. These lines may be used for revolving loans, letters of credit and/or general purposes. Letters of credit are provided in the ordinary course of business primarily to indemnify the company's clients if the company fails to perform its obligations under its contracts. As of December 31, 2012, $1.1 billion in letters of credit were outstanding under these committed and uncommitted lines of credit. As an alternative to letters of credit, surety bonds are also used as a form of credit enhancement.

Guarantees, Inflation and Variable Interest Entities

        In the ordinary course of business, the company enters into various agreements providing performance assurances and guarantees to clients on behalf of certain consolidated and unconsolidated partnerships, joint ventures and other jointly executed contracts. These agreements are entered into primarily to support the project execution commitments of these entities. The performance guarantees have various expiration dates ranging from mechanical completion of the facilities being constructed to a period extending beyond contract completion in certain circumstances. The maximum potential payment amount of an outstanding performance guarantee is the remaining cost of work to be performed by or on behalf of third parties under engineering and construction contracts. Amounts that may be required to be paid in excess of estimated cost to complete contracts in progress are not estimable. For cost reimbursable contracts, amounts that may become payable pursuant to guarantee provisions are normally recoverable from the client for work performed under the contract. For lump-sum or fixed-price contracts, the performance guarantee amount is the cost to complete the contracted work less amounts remaining to be billed to the client under the contract. Remaining billable amounts could be greater or less than the cost to complete. In those cases where costs exceed the remaining amounts payable under the contract, the company may have recourse to third parties, such as owners, co-venturers, subcontractors or vendors for claims. Performance guarantees outstanding as of December 31, 2012 were estimated to be $3.8 billion of which an immaterial amount was recorded as a liability in accordance with ASC 460, "Guarantees."

        Financial guarantees, made in the ordinary course of business in certain limited circumstances, are entered into with financial institutions and other credit grantors and generally obligate the company to make payment in the event of a default by the borrower. These arrangements generally require the borrower to pledge collateral to support the fulfillment of the borrower's obligation.

        Although inflation and cost trends affect the company, its engineering and construction operations are generally protected by the ability to fix the company's cost at the time of bidding or to recover cost increases in cost reimbursable contracts. The company has taken actions to reduce its dependence on external economic conditions; however, management is unable to predict with certainty the amount and mix of future business.

        In the normal course of business, the company forms partnerships or joint ventures primarily for the execution of single contracts or projects. The company evaluates each partnership and joint venture to determine whether the entity is a VIE. If the entity is determined to be a VIE, the company assesses whether it is the primary beneficiary and needs to consolidate the entity.

        For further discussion of the company's VIEs, see "Discussion of Critical Accounting Policies" above and "14. Variable Interest Entities" below in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Contractual Obligations

        Contractual Obligations as of December 31, 2012 are summarized as follows:

 
   
  Payments Due by Period  
   
Contractual Obligations
  Total
  1 year or less
  2–3 years
  4–5 years
  Over 5 years
 
   

(in millions)

                               

Debt:

                               

3.375% Senior Notes

  $ 496   $   $   $   $ 496  

1.5% Convertible Senior Notes

    18     18              

5.625% Municipal Bonds(1)

    18                 18  

Notes Payable, including noncurrent portion

    9     2     5     2      

Interest on debt obligations(2)

    169     18     35     35     81  

Operating leases(3)

    292     49     92     64     87  

Capital leases

    23     5     10     8      

Uncertain tax contingencies(4)

    33                 33  

Joint venture contributions

    41     17     24          

Pension minimum funding(5)

    27     10     8     9      

Other post-employment benefits

    31     6     8     7     10  

Other compensation-related obligations(6)

    379     44     63     44     228  
   

Total

  $ 1,536   $ 169   $ 245   $ 169   $ 953  

 

 
(1)
The contractual maturity of the 5.625% Municipal Bonds is June 1, 2019. In January 2013, the company redeemed the $18 million principal amount of the bonds at a price of 100 percent of their principal amount.

(2)
Interest is based on the borrowings that are presently outstanding and the timing of payments indicated in the above table.

(3)
Operating leases are primarily for engineering and project execution office facilities in Sugar Land, Texas, the United Kingdom and various other U.S and international locations, equipment used in connection with long-term construction contracts and other personal property.

(4)
Uncertain tax contingencies are positions taken or expected to be taken on an income tax return that may result in additional payments to tax authorities. The total amount of uncertain tax contingencies is included in the "Over 5 years" column as the company is not able to reasonably estimate the timing of potential future payments. If a tax authority agrees with the tax position taken or expected to be taken or the applicable statute of limitations expires, then additional payments will not be necessary.

(5)
The company generally provides funding to its U.S. and non-U.S. pension plans to at least the minimum required by applicable regulations. In determining the minimum required funding, the company utilizes current actuarial assumptions and exchange rates to forecast estimates of amounts that may be payable for up to five years in the future. In management's judgment, minimum funding estimates beyond a five-year time horizon cannot be reliably estimated. Where minimum funding as determined for each individual plan would not achieve a funded status to the level of accumulated benefit obligations, additional discretionary funding may be provided from available cash resources.

(6)
Principally deferred executive compensation.

Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

        Cash and marketable securities are deposited with major banks throughout the world. Such deposits are placed with high quality institutions and the amounts invested in any single institution are limited to the extent possible in order to minimize concentration of counterparty credit risk. Marketable securities consist of time deposits, registered money market funds, U.S. agency securities, U.S. Treasury securities,

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commercial paper, international government securities and corporate debt securities. The company has not incurred any credit risk losses related to deposits in cash and marketable securities.

        The company limits exposure to foreign currency fluctuations in most of its engineering and construction contracts through provisions that require client payments in currencies corresponding to the currency in which cost is incurred. As a result, the company generally does not need to hedge foreign currency cash flows for contract work performed. However, in cases where revenue and expenses are not denominated in the same currency, the company hedges its exposure, if material, as discussed below.

        The company utilizes derivative instruments to mitigate certain financial exposure, including currency and commodity price risk associated with engineering and construction contracts, currency risk associated with intercompany transactions and risk associated with interest rate volatility. The company does not enter into derivative transactions for speculative purposes. As of December 31, 2012, the company had foreign exchange forward contracts of less than two year duration and a total gross notional amount of $225 million. As of December 31, 2012, the company had commodity swap forward contracts of less than two years duration and a total gross notional amount of $1 million. The company's historical gains and losses associated with derivative instruments have been immaterial, and have largely mitigated the exposures being hedged.

        The company's long-term debt obligations carry a fixed-rate coupon and its exposure to interest rate risk is not material due to the low interest rates on these obligations.

Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

        The information required by this Item is submitted as a separate section of this Form 10-K. See "Item 15. — Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules" below.

Item 9.    Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

        None.

Item 9A.    Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

        Based on their evaluation as of December 31, 2012, which is the end of the period covered by this annual report on Form 10-K, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) are effective, based upon an evaluation of those controls and procedures required by paragraph (b) of Rule 13a-15 or Rule 15d-15 of the Exchange Act.

Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

        Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for the assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. The company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed, as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of consolidated financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

        In connection with the preparation of the company's annual consolidated financial statements, management of the company has undertaken an assessment of the effectiveness of the company's internal control over financial reporting based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("the COSO Framework"). Management's assessment included an evaluation of the design of the company's internal control over financial reporting and testing of the operational effectiveness of the company's internal

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control over financial reporting. Based on this assessment, management has concluded that the company's internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2012.

        Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

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        Ernst & Young LLP, the independent registered public accounting firm that audited the company's consolidated financial statements included in this annual report on Form 10-K, has issued an attestation report on the effectiveness of the company's internal control over financial reporting which appears below.

Attestation Report of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Fluor Corporation

        We have audited Fluor Corporation's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Fluor Corporation's management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

        We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

        Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

        In our opinion, Fluor Corporation maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on the COSO criteria.

        We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Fluor Corporation as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 and the related consolidated statements of earnings, comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012 of Fluor Corporation and our report dated February 20, 2013 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/Ernst & Young LLP

Dallas, Texas
February 20, 2013

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Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

        There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Item 9B.    Other Information

        None.


PART III

Item 10.    Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Executive Officers of the Registrant

        The following information is being furnished with respect to the company's executive officers:

Name
  Age   Position with the Company(1)

Ray F. Barnard

  54  

Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Execution Services

Stephen B. Dobbs

  56  

Senior Group President, Industrial & Infrastructure

David R. Dunning

  61  

Group President, Business Development & Strategy

Garry W. Flowers

  61  

Group President, Global Services

Glenn C. Gilkey

  54  

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Kirk D. Grimes

  55  

Group President, Supply Chain

Carlos M. Hernandez

  58  

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Peter Oosterveer

  55  

Group President, Oil & Gas

Biggs C. Porter

  59  

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David T. Seaton

  51  

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Gary G. Smalley

  54  

Senior Vice President and Controller

Bruce A. Stanski

  52  

Group President, Government


(1)
Except where otherwise indicated, all references are to positions held with Fluor Corporation or one of its subsidiaries. All of the officers listed in the preceding table serve in their respective capacities at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

        Mr. Barnard has been Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Execution Services since January 2013. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Information Technology since February 2002. Mr. Barnard joined the company in 2002.

        Mr. Dobbs has been Senior Group President, Industrial & Infrastructure since January 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Group President, Industrial & Infrastructure and Global Services from March 2009 to January 2012; Senior Group President, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government and Global Services from March 2007 to March 2009; Group President, Industrial & Infrastructure from September 2005 to March 2007; President, Infrastructure from 2002 to September 2005; and President, Transportation from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Dobbs joined the company in 1980.

        Mr. Dunning has been Group President, Business Development & Strategy since January 2013. Prior to that, he was Group President, Power from March 2009 to January 2013; Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning for Power from March 2006 to March 2009; Vice President, Sales for the

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Power Group from July 2003 to March 2006; and Vice President, Sales for the Duke/Fluor Daniel partnership from March 2001 to July 2003. Mr. Dunning joined the company in 1977.

        Mr. Flowers has been Group President, Global Services since January 2012. From September 2009 to January 2012, he was President and CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, which contracts with the Federal Government for operations and maintenance of the Savannah River nuclear site. Prior to that, Mr. Flowers was Senior Vice President, HSE, Security and Industrial Relations from November 2003 to September 2009; and Vice President, Industrial Relations from December 1995 to November 2003. Mr. Flowers joined the company in 1978.

        Mr. Gilkey has been Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration since June 2008. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Operations from June 2006 to June 2008 and Vice President, Engineering from January 2001 to June 2006. Mr. Gilkey joined the company in 1988 with previous service from 1981 to 1984.

        Mr. Grimes has been Group President, Supply Chain since January 2013. Prior to that, he was Group Executive, Operations from January 2012 to January 2013; Group President, Global Services from October 2003 to January 2012; and Group Executive, Oil & Gas from February 2001 to October 2003. Mr. Grimes joined the company in 1980.

        Mr. Hernandez has been Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since October 2007. Prior to joining the company, he was General Counsel and Secretary of ArcelorMittal USA, Inc. from April 2005 to October 2007, and General Counsel and Secretary of International Steel Group Inc., from September 2004 to April 2005, prior to its acquisition by Mittal Steel Company. Prior to that, he was General Counsel of Fleming Companies, Inc. from February 2001 to August 2004. Fleming Companies, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on April 1, 2003.

        Mr. Oosterveer has been Group President, Oil & Gas since March 2009. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Business Line Lead-Chemicals from February 2007 to March 2009; Vice President, Business Line Lead-Chemicals from September 2005 to February 2007; and Vice President, Operations from October 2002 to September 2005. Mr. Oosterveer joined the company in 1989.

        Mr. Porter has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office since May 2012. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he was Chief Financial Officer of Tenet Healthcare, Inc. from June 2006 to March 2012. He joined the company in March 2012.

        Mr. Seaton has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2011 and Chairman since February 2012. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer from November 2009 to February 2011; Senior Group President, Oil & Gas, Power and Government from March 2009 to November 2009; Group President, Oil & Gas from March 2007 to March 2009; Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales Board from September 2005 to March 2007; Senior Vice President, Chemicals Business Line from October 2004 to

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September 2005; and Senior Vice President, Sales for Oil & Gas from March 2002 to October 2004. Mr. Seaton joined the company in 1985.

        Mr. Smalley has been Senior Vice President and Controller since March 2008. He was Vice President of Internal Audit from September 2002 to March 2008 and prior to that served in a number of financial management roles, including Controller of South Latin America and Controller of Australia. Mr. Smalley joined the company in 1991.

        Mr. Stanski has been Group President, Government since August 2009. Prior to joining the company in March 2009, he was President, Government and Infrastructure of KBR, Inc. from August 2007 to March 2009; and Executive Vice President of KBR, Inc.'s Government and Infrastructure division from September 2005 to August 2007.

Code of Ethics

        We have long maintained and enforced a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all Fluor officers and employees, including our chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and principal accounting officer and controller. A copy of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as amended, has been posted on the "Sustainability" — "Compliance and Ethics" portion of our website, www.fluor.com.

        We have disclosed and intend to continue to disclose any changes or amendments to our code of ethics or waivers from our code of ethics applicable to our chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and principal accounting officer and controller by posting such changes or waivers to our website.

Corporate Governance

        We have adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on our website at www.fluor.com under the "Investor Relations" portion of our website.

Additional Information

        The additional information required by Item 401 of Regulation S-K is hereby incorporated by reference from the information contained in the section entitled "Election of Directors — Biographical Information, including Experience, Qualifications, Attributes and Skills" in our Proxy Statement for our 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. Disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is incorporated by reference from the information contained in the section entitled "Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance" in our Proxy Statement. Information regarding the Audit Committee is hereby incorporated by reference from the information contained in the section entitled "Corporate Governance — Board of Directors Meetings and Committees — Audit Committee" in our Proxy Statement.

Item 11.    Executive Compensation

        Information required by this item is included in the following sections of our Proxy Statement for our 2013 annual meeting of stockholders: "Organization and Compensation Committee Report," "Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation," "Executive Compensation" and "Director Compensation," as well as the related pages containing compensation tables and information, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

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Item 12.    Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Equity Compensation Plan Information

        The following table provides information as of December 31, 2012 with respect to the shares of common stock that may be issued under the Company's equity compensation plans:

Plan Category
  (a)
Number of securities to be
issued upon exercise of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
  (b)
Weighted average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
  (c)
Number of securities available for
future issuance under equity
compensation plans (excluding
securities listed in column (a))
 

Equity compensation plans approved by stockholders(1)

    3,233,025   $ 53.64     3,498,926  

Equity compensation plans not approved by stockholders

             
                 

Total

    3,233,025   $ 53.64     3,498,926  
                 

(1)
Consists of the 2000 Restricted Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors, under which no securities are currently issuable upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants or rights, but under which 206,305 shares remain available for future issuance; the 2003 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (the "2003 Plan"), under which 803,214 shares are currently issuable upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights, but under which no shares remain available for future issuance; and the 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan, under which 2,429,811 shares are currently issuable upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights, and under which 3,292,621 shares remain available for issuance. The 2003 Plan was terminated when the company's 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan was approved by stockholders at the company's annual stockholders meeting in 2008.

        The additional information required by this item is included in the "Stock Ownership and Stock-Based Holdings of Executive Officers and Directors" and "Stock Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners" sections of our Proxy Statement for our 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 13.    Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

        Information required by this item is included in the "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions" and "Board Independence" sections of the "Corporate Governance" portion of our Proxy Statement for our 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14.    Principal Accountant Fees and Services

        Information required by this item is included in the "Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm" section of our Proxy Statement, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

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PART IV

Item 15.    Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

(a)
Documents filed as part of this annual report on Form 10-K:

1.     Financial Statements:

        Our consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2012 and 2011 and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012 and the notes thereto, together with the report of the independent registered public accounting firm on those consolidated financial statements are hereby filed as part of this annual report on Form 10-K, beginning on page F-1.

2.     Financial Statement Schedules:

        No financial statement schedules are presented since the required information is not present or not present in amounts sufficient to require submission of the schedule, or because the information required is included in the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto.

3.     Exhibits:

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit   Description
  3.1   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2012).
  3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws of the registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 8, 2012).
  4.1   Indenture between Fluor Corporation and Bank of New York, as trustee, dated as of February 17, 2004 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 17, 2004).
  4.2   First Supplemental Indenture between Fluor Corporation and The Bank of New York, as trustee, dated as of February 17, 2004 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 17, 2004).
  4.3   Senior Debt Securities Indenture between Fluor Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee, dated as of September 8, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 8, 2011).
  4.4   First Supplemental Indenture between Fluor Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee, dated as of September 13, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 13, 2011).
  4.5   Second Supplemental Indenture between Fluor Corporation and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee, dated as of June 22, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the registrant's Form S-3ASR filed on June 22, 2012).
  10.1   Fluor Corporation 2000 Executive Performance Incentive Plan, as amended and restated as of March 30, 2005 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2005).
  10.2   Fluor Corporation 2000 Restricted Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 20, 2010).
  10.3   Fluor Corporation Executive Deferred Compensation Plan, as amended and restated effective April 21, 2003 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 29, 2008).

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  10.4   Fluor Corporation Deferred Directors' Fees Program, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 31, 2003).
  10.5   Directors' Life Insurance Summary (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the registrant's Registration Statement on Form 10/A (Amendment No. 1) filed on November 22, 2000).
  10.6   Fluor Executives' Supplemental Benefit Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 29, 2008).
  10.7   Executive Severance Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2012).
  10.8   Fluor Corporation 2001 Fluor Stock Appreciation Rights Plan, as amended and restated on November 1, 2007 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 29, 2008).
  10.9   Fluor Corporation 2003 Executive Performance Incentive Plan, as amended and restated as of March 30, 2005 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2005).
  10.10   Form of Compensation Award Agreements for grants under the Fluor Corporation 2003 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.16 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 9, 2004).
  10.11   Offer of Employment Letter dated May 7, 2001 from Fluor Corporation to D. Michael Steuert (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2004).
  10.12   Summary of Fluor Corporation Non-Management Director Compensation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 2, 2012).
  10.13   Fluor Corporation 409A Deferred Directors' Fees Program, as amended and restated effective as of January 1, 2013.*
  10.14   Fluor 409A Executive Deferred Compensation Program, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2012).
  10.15   Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 9, 2008).
  10.16   Form of Indemnification Agreement entered into between the registrant and each of its directors and executive officers (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 25, 2009).
  10.17   Retention Award granted to Stephen B. Dobbs on February 7, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.22 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 25, 2009).
  10.18   Retention Award granted to David T. Seaton on February 7, 2008 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.23 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 25, 2009).
  10.19   Form of Value Driver Incentive Award Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.24 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2009).
  10.20   Form of Stock Option Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.25 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2009).

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  10.21   Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.26 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2009).
  10.22   Form of Non-U.S. Stock Growth Incentive Award Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.27 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2009).
  10.23   Form of Stock Option Agreement (with double trigger change of control) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.28 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 2010).
  10.24   Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (with double trigger change of control) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 2010).
  10.25   Form of Non-U.S. Stock Growth Incentive Award Agreement (with double trigger change of control) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.30 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 2010).
  10.26   Form of Restricted Unit Award Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2000 Restricted Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.28 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 4, 2011).
  10.27   Form of Restricted Stock Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2000 Restricted Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.29 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 4, 2011).
  10.28   Form of Change in Control Agreement entered into between the registrant and each of its executive officers (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 29, 2010).
  10.29   Revolving Loan and Letter of Credit Facility Agreement dated as of November 9, 2012, among Fluor Corporation, the Lenders thereunder, BNP Paribas, as Administrative Agent and an Issuing Lender, Bank of America, N.A., as Syndication Agent, and Citibank, N.A. and The Bank of Toyko-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as Co-Documentation Agents (including schedules and exhibits thereto).*
  10.30   Revolving Performance Letter of Credit Facility Agreement dated as of December 14, 2010, among Fluor Corporation, the Lenders thereunder, BNP Paribas, as Administrative Agent and an Issuing Lender, Bank of America, N.A., as Co-Syndication Agent and an Issuing Lender, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as Co-Syndication Agents and Banco Santander, S.A., New York Branch and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as Co-Documentation Agents (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.33 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 23, 2011).
  10.31   Amendment No. 1 dated as of November 9, 2012 to that certain Revolving Performance Letter of Credit Facility Agreement dated as of December 14, 2010, among Fluor Corporation, the Lenders thereunder, and BNP Paribas, as Administrative Agent and an Issuing Lender.*
  10.32   Retention Award granted to D. Michael Steuert on August 4, 2010 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.34 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 23, 2011).
  10.33   Form of Value Driver Incentive Award Agreement (payable in shares) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.33 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 3, 2012).
  10.34   Form of Option Agreement (with international grant language) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.38 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2011).

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  10.35   Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (with international grant language) under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.39 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2011).
  10.36   Form of Non-U.S. Stock Growth Incentive Award Agreement under the Fluor Corporation 2008 Executive Performance Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.40 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2011).
  10.37   Offer of Employment Letter dated January 9, 2009 from Fluor Corporation to Bruce A. Stanski (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.39 to the registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2012).
  10.38   Offer of Employment Letter from Fluor Corporation to Biggs C. Porter (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.38 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 3, 2012).
  10.39   Consulting Agreement between Fluor Corporation and D. Michael Steuert, dated May 11, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.39 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 2, 2012).
  10.40   Retention Award granted to Peter Oosterveer on December 11, 2009 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.36 to the registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 5, 2011).
  21.1   Subsidiaries of the registrant.*
  23.1   Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.*
  31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation.*
  31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer of Fluor Corporation.*
  32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.*
  32.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.*
  101.INS   XBRL Instance Document.*
  101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.*
  101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
  101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
  101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*
  101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*

*
New exhibit filed or furnished with this report.

        Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, (ii) the Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, (iii) the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and (iv) the Consolidated Statement of Equity for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this annual report on Form 10-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

    FLUOR CORPORATION

 

 

By:

 

/s/ BIGGS C. PORTER

Biggs C. Porter,
Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

February 20, 2013

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this annual report on Form 10-K has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signature   Title   Date

 

 

 

 

 
Principal Executive Officer and Director:        

/s/ DAVID T. SEATON

David T. Seaton

 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

February 20, 2013

Principal Financial Officer:

 

 

 

 

/s/ BIGGS C. PORTER

Biggs C. Porter

 

Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

 

February 20, 2013

Principal Accounting Officer:

 

 

 

 

/s/ GARY G. SMALLEY

Gary G. Smalley

 

Senior Vice President and
Controller

 

February 20, 2013

Other Directors:

 

 

 

 

/s/ PETER K. BARKER

Peter K. Barker

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ ALAN M. BENNETT

Alan M. Bennett

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ ROSEMARY T. BERKERY

Rosemary T. Berkery

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ PETER J. FLUOR

Peter J. Fluor

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ JAMES T. HACKETT

James T. Hackett

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

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Signature   Title   Date

 

 

 

 

 
/s/ KENT KRESA

Kent Kresa
  Director   February 20, 2013

/s/ DEAN R. O'HARE

Dean R. O'Hare

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ ARMANDO J. OLIVERA

Armando J. Olivera

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ JOSEPH W. PRUEHER

Joseph W. Prueher

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ NADER H. SULTAN

Nader H. Sultan

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

/s/ SUZANNE H. WOOLSEY

Suzanne H. Woolsey

 

Director

 

February 20, 2013

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FLUOR CORPORATION

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS   PAGE

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

  F-2

Consolidated Statement of Earnings

 
F-3

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 
F-4

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 
F-5

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 
F-6

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 
F-7

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 
F-8

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Fluor Corporation

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Fluor Corporation as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of earnings, comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Fluor Corporation at December 31, 2012 and 2011, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2012, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Fluor Corporation's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated February 20, 2013 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/Ernst & Young LLP

Dallas, Texas
February 20, 2013

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

TOTAL REVENUE

  $ 27,577,135   $ 23,381,399   $ 20,849,349  

TOTAL COST OF REVENUE

   
26,692,138
   
22,232,483
   
20,144,099
 

OTHER (INCOME) AND EXPENSES

                   

Corporate general and administrative expense

    151,010     163,460     156,268  

Interest expense

    28,238     15,601     10,616  

Interest income

    (27,756 )   (31,961 )   (21,230 )
   

Total cost and expenses

    26,843,630     22,379,583     20,289,753  
   

EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES

   
733,505
   
1,001,816
   
559,596
 

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

    162,438     303,729     118,514  
   

NET EARNINGS

   
571,067
   
698,087
   
441,082
 

LESS: NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

   
114,737
   
104,359
   
83,586
 
   

NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO FLUOR CORPORATION

 
$

456,330
 
$

593,728
 
$

357,496
 

 

 

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE

 
$

2.73
 
$

3.44
 
$

2.01
 

 

 

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

 
$

2.71
 
$

3.40
 
$

1.98
 

 

 


SHARES USED TO CALCULATE EARNINGS PER SHARE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

    167,121     172,501     178,047  

Diluted

    168,491     174,564     180,988  

 

 

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER SHARE

 
$

0.64
 
$

0.50
 
$

0.50
 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

NET EARNINGS

  $ 571,067   $ 698,087   $ 441,082  

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX:

                   

Foreign currency translation adjustment

    29,703     (40,118 )   36,250  

Ownership share of equity method investees' other comprehensive income (loss)

    563     (23,791 )   (19,791 )

Defined benefit pension and postretirement plan adjustments

    (91,155 )   58,451     28,274  

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts

    1,298     (12,342 )   2,416  

Unrealized gain (loss) on debt securities

    85     (445 )   (137 )
   

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX

    (59,506 )   (18,245 )   47,012  
   

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

   
511,561
   
679,842
   
488,094
 

 

 

LESS: COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

   
113,789
   
109,095
   
85,922
 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO FLUOR CORPORATION

 
$

397,772
 
$

570,747
 
$

402,172
 

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  December 31,
2012

  December 31,
2011

 
   
ASSETS

 

CURRENT ASSETS

             

Cash and cash equivalents ($411,550 and $472,597 related to variable interest entities ("VIEs"))

  $ 2,154,541   $ 2,161,411  

Marketable securities, current ($30,369 and $0 related to VIEs)

    137,127     96,438  

Accounts and notes receivable, net ($193,354 and $167,238 related to VIEs)

    1,242,691     1,234,023  

Contract work in progress ($221,897 and $264,014 related to VIEs)

    1,942,679     1,946,747  

Deferred taxes

    249,839     207,674  

Other current assets

    367,260     232,418  
   

Total current assets

    6,094,137     5,878,711  
   

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

             

Land

    51,644     42,575  

Buildings and improvements

    453,484     419,364  

Machinery and equipment

    1,461,307     1,381,219  

Construction in progress

    17,329     25,650  
   

    1,983,764     1,868,808  

Less accumulated depreciation

    1,032,509     947,223  
   

Net property, plant and equipment ($105,692 and $117,755 related to VIEs)

    951,255     921,585  
   

OTHER ASSETS

             

Marketable securities, noncurrent

    318,355     503,550  

Goodwill

    101,332     95,947  

Investments

    142,894     129,299  

Deferred taxes

    79,357     167,387  

Deferred compensation trusts

    332,904     303,016  

Other

    255,809     268,869  
   

Total other assets

    1,230,651     1,468,068  
   

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 8,276,043   $ 8,268,364  

 

 

             
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

             

Trade accounts payable ($295,972 and $239,522 related to VIEs)

  $ 1,954,108   $ 1,734,686  

Convertible senior notes and other notes payable

    20,792     19,458  

Advance billings on contracts ($300,491 and $469,644 related to VIEs)

    870,147     1,092,707  

Accrued salaries, wages and benefits ($59,183 and $39,581 related to VIEs)

    755,075     668,107  

Other accrued liabilities ($6,478 and $23,427 related to VIEs)

    286,992     323,241  
   

Total current liabilities

    3,887,114     3,838,199  
   

LONG-TERM DEBT DUE AFTER ONE YEAR

    520,205     513,500  

NONCURRENT LIABILITIES

    441,630     456,759  

CONTINGENCIES AND COMMITMENTS

             

EQUITY

             

Shareholders' equity

             

Capital stock

             

Preferred — authorized 20,000,000 shares ($0.01 par value), none issued

         

Common — authorized 375,000,000 shares ($0.01 par value); issued and outstanding — 162,359,906 and 168,979,199 shares in 2012 and 2011, respectively

    1,624     1,690  

Additional paid-in capital

        2,574  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (257,850 )   (199,292 )

Retained earnings

    3,597,521     3,590,553  
   

Total shareholders' equity

    3,341,295     3,395,525  

Noncontrolling interests

    85,799     64,381  
   

Total equity

    3,427,094     3,459,906  
   

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

  $ 8,276,043   $ 8,268,364  

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
(in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

                   

Net earnings

 
$

571,067
 
$

698,087
 
$

441,082
 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash provided by operating activities:

                   

Depreciation of fixed assets

    210,441     199,365     189,350  

Amortization of intangibles

    1,940     2,574     1,234  

Gain on sale of a cost method investment

    (42,856 )        

Impairment of long-lived assets

    10,434         6,188  

Restricted stock and stock option amortization

    37,400     36,757     46,824  

Deferred compensation trust

    (29,887 )   10,449     (28,614 )

Deferred compensation obligation

    35,961     (12,518 )   33,737  

Funding of deferred compensation trust

            (5,000 )

Statute expirations and tax settlements

    (13,152 )   (13,795 )   (10,686 )

Deferred taxes

    77,444     (17,398 )   12,707  

Excess tax benefit from stock-based plans

    (4,356 )   (12,737 )   (893 )

Retirement plan contributions, net of accrual

    (46,877 )   (69,581 )   22,264  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

    (174,515 )   46,005     (173,007 )

Undistributed earnings of equity method investments

    (11,838 )   19,225     12,343  

Other items

    7,172     3,336     3,385  
   

Cash provided by operating activities

    628,378     889,769     550,914  
   

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

                   

Purchases of marketable securities

   
(922,024

)
 
(857,787

)
 
(853,622

)

Proceeds from the sales and maturities of marketable securities

    1,065,312     724,409     1,291,159  

Capital expenditures

    (254,747 )   (338,167 )   (265,410 )

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

    77,772     53,752     53,692  

Investments in partnerships and joint ventures

    (30,782 )   (8,089 )   (10,035 )

Proceeds from sale of a cost method investment and other assets

    55,136     11,016      

Acquisitions

    (19,337 )   (27,326 )    

Other items

    (9,677 )   5,768     2,646  
   

Cash provided (utilized) by investing activities

    (38,347 )   (436,424 )   218,430  
   

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

                   

Repurchase of common stock

   
(389,233

)
 
(639,556

)
 
(175,058

)

Dividends paid

    (128,650 )   (87,678 )   (90,093 )

Proceeds from issuance of 3.375% Senior Notes

        495,595      

Debt issuance costs

    (3,241 )   (4,066 )    

Settlement of U.S. Treasury rate lock agreements

        (16,778 )    

Repayment of convertible debt and notes payable

    (7,514 )   (77,234 )   (13,097 )

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

    (100,623 )   (103,659 )   (83,656 )

Capital contribution by joint venture partners

    2,665     22,789     1,000  

Repayment of corporate-owned life insurance loans

            (32,163 )

Taxes paid on vested restricted stock

    (11,744 )   (18,693 )   (6,899 )

Stock options exercised

    11,592     25,410     14,040  

Excess tax benefit from stock-based plans

    4,356     12,737     893  

Other items

    5,766     (4,692 )   (4,839 )
   

Cash utilized by financing activities

    (616,626 )   (395,825 )   (389,872 )
   

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

    19,725     (31,106 )   68,497  
   

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (6,870 )   26,414     447,969  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

    2,161,411     2,134,997     1,687,028  
   

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

  $ 2,154,541   $ 2,161,411   $ 2,134,997  

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 
  Common Stock   Additional
Paid-In
Capital

  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)

   
  Total
Shareholders'
Equity

   
   
 
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
  Retained
Earnings

  Noncontrolling
Interests

  Total
Equity

 
  Shares
  Amount
 
   

BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2009

    178,825   $ 1,788   $ 682,304   $ (220,987 ) $ 2,842,428   $ 3,305,533   $ 28,360   $ 3,333,893  

 

 

Net earnings

                          357,496     357,496     83,586     441,082  

Other comprehensive income

                      44,676         44,676     2,336     47,012  

Dividends ($0.50 per share)

                          (89,967 )   (89,967 )       (89,967 )

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

                                  (83,656 )   (83,656 )

Partner contributions in noncontrolling interests

                                  1,000     1,000  

Stock-based plan activity

    495     6     54,851             54,857         54,857  

Repurchase of common stock

    (3,080 )   (31 )   (175,027 )           (175,058 )       (175,058 )

Debt conversions

    185     1     (539 )           (538 )       (538 )
   

BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2010

    176,425   $ 1,764   $ 561,589   $ (176,311 ) $ 3,109,957   $ 3,496,999   $ 31,626   $ 3,528,625  

 

 

Net earnings

                          593,728     593,728     104,359     698,087  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

                      (22,981 )       (22,981 )   4,736     (18,245 )

Dividends ($0.50 per share)

                          (86,669 )   (86,669 )       (86,669 )

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

                                  (103,659 )   (103,659 )

Partner contributions in noncontrolling interests

                                  22,789     22,789  

Acquisition and other noncontrolling interest transactions

                (534 )           (534 )   4,530     3,996  

Stock-based plan activity

    926     11     56,196             56,207         56,207  

Repurchase of common stock

    (10,050 )   (101 )   (612,992 )       (26,463 )   (639,556 )       (639,556 )

Debt conversions

    1,678     16     (1,685 )           (1,669 )       (1,669 )
   

BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2011

    168,979   $ 1,690   $ 2,574   $ (199,292 ) $ 3,590,553   $ 3,395,525   $ 64,381   $ 3,459,906  

 

 

Net earnings

                          456,330     456,330     114,737     571,067  

Other comprehensive loss

                      (58,558 )       (58,558 )   (948 )   (59,506 )

Dividends ($0.64 per share)

                          (107,522 )   (107,522 )       (107,522 )

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

                                  (100,623 )   (100,623 )

Partner contributions in noncontrolling interests

                                  2,665     2,665  

Other noncontrolling interest transactions

                (2,673 )           (2,673 )   5,587     2,914  

Stock-based plan activity

    771     9     47,412             47,421         47,421  

Repurchase of common stock

    (7,409 )   (75 )   (47,318 )       (341,840 )   (389,233 )       (389,233 )

Debt conversions

    19         5             5         5  
   

BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012

    162,360   $ 1,624   $   $ (257,850 ) $ 3,597,521   $ 3,341,295   $ 85,799   $ 3,427,094  

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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FLUOR CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.     Major Accounting Policies

    Principles of Consolidation

        The financial statements include the accounts of Fluor Corporation and its subsidiaries ("the company"). The equity method of accounting is generally used for investment ownership ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent. Investment ownership of less than 20 percent is generally accounted for on the cost method. Joint ventures and partnerships in which the company has the ability to exert significant influence, but does not control, are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Certain contracts are executed jointly through partnerships and joint ventures with unrelated third parties. The company consolidates certain variable interest entities ("VIEs") in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 810 (see "14. Variable Interest Entities" below). For joint ventures and partnerships in the construction industry, unless full consolidation is required, the company generally recognizes its proportionate share of revenue, cost and profit in its Consolidated Statement of Earnings and uses the one-line equity method of accounting in the Consolidated Balance Sheet, as allowed under ASC 810-10-45-14. At times, the cost and equity methods of accounting are also used.

        All significant intercompany transactions of consolidated subsidiaries are eliminated. Certain amounts in 2011 and 2010 have been reclassified to conform to the 2012 presentation. Management has evaluated all material events occurring subsequent to the date of the financial statements up to the date this annual report is filed on Form 10-K.

    Use of Estimates

        The preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts. These estimates are based on information available as of the date of the financial statements. Therefore, actual results could differ from those estimates.

    Cash and Cash Equivalents

        Cash and cash equivalents include securities with maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase. Securities with maturities beyond three months are classified as marketable securities within current and noncurrent assets.

    Marketable Securities

        Marketable securities consist of time deposits placed with investment grade banks with original maturities greater than three months, which by their nature are typically held to maturity, and are classified as such because the company has the intent and ability to hold them to maturity. Held-to-maturity securities are carried at amortized cost. The company also has investments in debt securities which are classified as available-for-sale because the investments may be sold prior to their maturity date. Available-for-sale securities are carried at fair value. The cost of securities sold is determined by using the specific identification method. Marketable securities are assessed for other-than-temporary impairment.

    Engineering and Construction Contracts

        The company recognizes engineering and construction contract revenue using the percentage-of-completion method, based primarily on contract cost incurred to date compared to total estimated contract cost. Cost of revenue includes an allocation of depreciation and amortization. Customer-furnished materials, labor and equipment and, in certain cases, subcontractor materials, labor and equipment, are included in revenue and cost of revenue when management believes that the company is responsible for the ultimate acceptability of the project. Contracts are generally segmented between

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FLUOR CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

types of services, such as engineering and construction, and accordingly, gross margin related to each activity is recognized as those separate services are rendered. Changes to total estimated contract cost or losses, if any, are recognized in the period in which they are determined. Pre-contract costs are expensed as incurred. Revenue recognized in excess of amounts billed is classified as a current asset under contract work in progress. Amounts billed to clients in excess of revenue recognized to date are classified as a current liability under advance billings on contracts. The company anticipates that the majority of incurred cost associated with contract work in progress as of December 31, 2012 will be billed and collected in 2013. The company recognizes revenue, but not profit, for certain significant claims when it is determined that recovery of incurred cost is probable and the amounts can be reliably estimated. Under ASC 605-35-25, these requirements are satisfied when the contract or other evidence provides a legal basis for the claim, additional costs were caused by circumstances that were unforeseen at the contract date and not the result of deficiencies in the company's performance, claim-related costs are identifiable and considered reasonable in view of the work performed, and evidence supporting the claim is objective and verifiable. Cost, but not profit, associated with unapproved change orders is accounted for in revenue when it is probable that the cost will be recovered through a change in the contract price. In circumstances where recovery is considered probable but the revenue cannot be reliably estimated, cost attributable to change orders is deferred pending determination of the impact on contract price. If the requirements for recognizing revenue for claims or unapproved change orders are met, revenue is recorded only to the extent that costs associated with the claims or unapproved change orders have been incurred.

    Property, Plant and Equipment

        Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of their economic lives or the lease terms. Depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method over the following ranges of estimated useful service lives, in years:

 
 


December 31,
   
 
 
  Estimated
Useful
Service Lives

 
    (cost in thousands)
  2012
  2011
 
   

Buildings

 
$

287,895
 
$

278,029
   
20 – 40
 

Building and leasehold improvements

    165,589     141,335     6 – 20  

Machinery and equipment

    1,315,756     1,245,770     2 – 10  

Furniture and fixtures

    145,551     135,449     2 – 10  

    Goodwill and Intangible Assets

        In the first quarter of 2012, Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2011-08, "Testing Goodwill for Impairment" became effective. ASU 2011-08 allows entities testing goodwill for impairment the option of performing a qualitative assessment before calculating the fair value of a reporting unit (i.e., the first step of the goodwill impairment test). If entities determine, on the basis of qualitative factors, that the fair value of the reporting unit is more likely than not greater than the carrying amount, a quantitative calculation would not be needed. The adoption of ASU 2011-08 did not have a material impact on the company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        Goodwill is not amortized but is subject to annual impairment tests. Interim testing for impairment is performed if indicators of potential impairment exist. For purposes of impairment testing, goodwill is allocated to the applicable reporting units based on the current reporting structure. When testing goodwill for impairment quantitatively, the company first compares the fair value of each reporting unit with its carrying amount. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a second step is

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performed to measure the amount of potential impairment. In the second step, the company compares the implied fair value of reporting unit goodwill with the carrying amount of the reporting unit's goodwill. If the carrying amount of reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized. During 2012, the company completed its annual goodwill impairment test in the first quarter and quantitatively determined that none of the goodwill was impaired because the fair value of each reporting unit substantially exceeded its carrying amount. Goodwill for each of the company's segments is shown in "15. Operations by Business Segment and Geographical Area". The company also performed an interim goodwill impairment test in the fourth quarter of 2012 for the Industrial & Infrastructure segment after the Greater Gabbard Project charge and quantitatively determined that none of the segment's goodwill was impaired. See "13. Contingencies and Commitments" for further discussion of the Greater Gabbard Project charge.

        The company has intangible assets with a carrying value of $21 million and $23 million as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized but are subject to annual impairment tests. Interim testing for impairment is performed if indicators of potential impairment exist. An intangible asset with an indefinite life is impaired if its carrying value exceeds its fair value. As of December 31, 2012, none of the company's intangible assets with indefinite lives were impaired. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over the useful lives of those assets, ranging from one year to ten years.

    Income Taxes

        Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the company's financial statements or tax returns. The company evaluates the realizability of its deferred tax assets and maintains a valuation allowance, if necessary, to reduce certain deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized. The factors used to assess the likelihood of realization are the company's forecast of future taxable income and available tax planning strategies that could be implemented to realize the net deferred tax assets. Failure to achieve forecasted taxable income in the applicable taxing jurisdictions could affect the ultimate realization of deferred tax assets and could result in an increase in the company's effective tax rate on future earnings.

        Income tax positions must meet a more-likely-than-not recognition threshold to be recognized. Income tax positions that previously failed to meet the more-likely-than-not threshold are recognized in the first subsequent financial reporting period in which that threshold is met. Previously recognized tax positions that no longer meet the more-likely-than-not threshold are derecognized in the first subsequent financial reporting period in which that threshold is no longer met. The company recognizes potential interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits within its global operations in income tax expense.

        Judgment is required in determining the consolidated provision for income taxes as the company considers its worldwide taxable earnings and the impact of the continuing audit process conducted by various tax authorities. The final outcome of these audits by foreign jurisdictions, the Internal Revenue Service and various state governments could differ materially from that which is reflected in the Consolidated Financial Statements.

    Derivatives and Hedging

        The company limits exposure to foreign currency fluctuations in most of its engineering and construction contracts through provisions that require client payments in currencies corresponding to the currencies in which cost is incurred. Certain financial exposure, which includes currency and commodity price risk associated with engineering and construction contracts, currency risk associated with intercompany transactions, deposits denominated in non-functional currencies, and risk associated with

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interest rate volatility may subject the company to earnings volatility. In cases where financial exposure is identified, the company generally mitigates the risk by utilizing derivative instruments as hedging instruments that are designated as either fair value or cash flow hedges in accordance with ASC 815, "Derivatives and Hedging." The company formally documents its hedge relationships at inception, including identification of the hedging instruments and the hedged items, as well as its risk management objectives and strategies for undertaking the hedge transaction. The company also formally assesses, both at inception and at least quarterly thereafter, whether the hedging instruments are highly effective in offsetting changes in the fair value of the hedged items. The fair values of all hedging instruments are recognized as assets or liabilities at the balance sheet date. For fair value hedges, the effective portion of the change in the fair value of the hedging instrument is offset against the change in the fair value of the underlying asset or liability through earnings. For cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the derivative instruments' gains or losses due to changes in fair value are recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI") and are reclassified into earnings when the hedged items settle. Any ineffective portion of a hedging instrument's change in fair value is immediately recognized in earnings. The company does not enter into hedging instruments or engage in hedging activities for speculative purposes.

        Under ASC 815, in certain limited circumstances, foreign currency payment provisions could be deemed embedded derivatives. As of December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, the company had no significant embedded derivatives in any of its contracts.

        The Company offsets fair value amounts for multiple derivative instruments executed with the same counterparty under a master netting arrangement, as permitted by ASC 815.

    Concentrations of Credit Risk

        Accounts receivable and all contract work in progress are from clients in various industries and locations throughout the world. Most contracts require payments as the projects progress or, in certain cases, advance payments. The company generally does not require collateral, but in most cases can place liens against the property, plant or equipment constructed or terminate the contract, if a material default occurs. The company evaluates the counterparty credit risk of third parties as part of its project risk review process and in determining the appropriate level of reserves. The company maintains adequate reserves for potential credit losses and generally such losses have been minimal and within management's estimates. However, in the third quarter of 2010, the company recognized a pre-tax charge of $95 million related to a bankruptcy court ruling that adversely impacted the collectability of amounts due the company on a completed infrastructure joint venture project in California. In 2011, $11 million of this amount was recovered in a settlement with the bankrupt client.

        Cash and marketable securities are deposited with major banks throughout the world. Such deposits are placed with high quality institutions and the amounts invested in any single institution are limited to the extent possible in order to minimize concentration of counterparty credit risk. The company has not incurred any credit risk losses related to these deposits.

        The company's counterparties for derivative contracts are large financial institutions selected based on profitability, strength of balance sheet, credit ratings and capacity for timely payment of financial commitments, which are unlikely to be adversely affected by foreseeable events. There are no significant concentrations of credit risk with any individual counterparty related to our derivative contracts.

        The company monitors credit risk by continuously assessing the credit quality of its counterparties.

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    Stock-Based Plans

        The company applies the provisions of ASC 718 "Compensation — Stock Compensation" in its accounting and reporting for stock-based compensation. ASC 718 requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, to be recognized in the income statement based on their fair values. All unvested options outstanding under the company's option plans have grant prices equal to the market price of the company's stock on the dates of grant. Compensation cost for restricted stock and restricted stock units is determined based on the fair market value of the company's stock at the date of grant. Compensation cost for stock appreciation rights is determined based on the change in the fair market value of the company's stock during the period. Stock-based compensation expense is generally recognized over the required service period, or over a shorter period when employee retirement eligibility is a factor.

    Comprehensive Income (Loss)

        ASC 220 "Comprehensive Income" establishes standards for reporting and displaying comprehensive income and its components in the consolidated financial statements. The company reports the cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments, unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale securities and derivative contracts, ownership share of equity method investees' other comprehensive income (loss), and adjustments related to defined benefit pension and postretirement plans, as components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

        In the first quarter of 2012, the company adopted ASU 2011-05, "Presentation of Comprehensive Income," which amends certain guidance in ASC 220. ASU 2011-05 revises the manner in which entities present comprehensive income in their financial statements. ASU 2011-05 requires entities to report components of comprehensive income in either (a) a continuous statement of comprehensive income or (b) two separate but consecutive statements. As a result of the adoption of ASU 2011-05, the company's financial statements now include a Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.

        The company also adopted ASU 2011-12, "Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in ASU 2011-05" in the first quarter of 2012. ASU 2011-12 indefinitely deferred the provisions of ASU 2011-05 that required entities to present reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component in both the statement in which net income is presented and the statement in which other comprehensive income ("OCI") is presented.

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        The tax effects of the components of other comprehensive income (loss) are as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
 
  2012   2011   2010  
    (in thousands)
  Before-
Tax
Amount

  Tax
(Expense)
Benefit

  Net-of-
Tax
Amount

  Before-
Tax
Amount

  Tax
(Expense)
Benefit

  Net-of-
Tax
Amount

  Before-
Tax
Amount

  Tax
(Expense)
Benefit

  Net-of-
Tax
Amount

 
   

Other comprehensive income (loss):

                                                       

Foreign currency translation adjustment

  $ 47,780   $ (18,077 ) $ 29,703   $ (66,717 ) $ 26,599   $ (40,118 ) $ 56,576   $ (20,326 ) $ 36,250  

Ownership share of equity method investees' other comprehensive income (loss)

    1,487     (924 )   563     (33,492 )   9,701     (23,791 )   (32,459 )   12,668     (19,791 )

Defined benefit pension and postretirement plan adjustments

    (145,848 )   54,693     (91,155 )   93,522     (35,071 )   58,451     45,239     (16,965 )   28,274  

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts

    2,369     (1,071 )   1,298     (19,420 )   7,078     (12,342 )   3,237     (821 )   2,416  

Unrealized gain (loss) on debt securities

    135     (50 )   85     (711 )   266     (445 )   (220 )   83     (137 )
               

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

    (94,077 )   34,571     (59,506 )   (26,818 )   8,573     (18,245 )   72,373     (25,361 )   47,012  

Less: Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    (948 )       (948 )   4,736         4,736     2,336         2,336  
               

Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Fluor Corporation

  $ (93,129 ) $ 34,571   $ (58,558 ) $ (31,554 ) $ 8,573   $ (22,981 ) $ 70,037   $ (25,361 ) $ 44,676  

 

 

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        The changes in the balances of each after-tax component of accumulated comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Fluor Corporation are as follows:

    (in thousands)
  Foreign
Currency
Translation

  Ownership
Share of Equity
Method
Investees' Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)

  Defined Benefit
Pension and
Postretirement
Plans

  Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
on Derivative
Contracts

  Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
on Available-
for-Sale
Securities

  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss), Net

 
   

Balance as of December 31, 2009

 
$

26,187
 
$

 
$

(248,294

)

$

(331

)

$

1,451
 
$

(220,987

)

Current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

    33,914     (19,791 )   28,274     2,416     (137 )   44,676  
       

Balance as of December 31, 2010

    60,101     (19,791 )   (220,020 )   2,085     1,314     (176,311 )

Current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

    (44,331 )   (23,791 )   58,451     (12,865 )   (445 )   (22,981 )
       

Balance as of December 31, 2011

    15,770     (43,582 )   (161,569 )   (10,780 )   869     (199,292 )

Current-period other comprehensive income (loss)

    30,129     563     (91,155 )   1,820     85     (58,558 )
       

Balance as of December 31, 2012

  $ 45,899   $ (43,019 ) $ (252,724 ) $ (8,960 ) $ 954   $ (257,850 )

 

 

        During 2012 and 2010, functional currency exchange rates for most of the company's international operations strengthened against the U.S. dollar, resulting in unrealized translation gains. During 2011, functional currency exchange rates for most of the company's international operations weakened against the U.S. dollar, resulting in unrealized translation losses.

    Recent Accounting Pronouncements

        In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, "Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income," which requires an entity to disclose additional information about reclassification adjustments, including (a) changes in AOCI balances by component and (b) significant items reclassified out of AOCI. ASU 2013-02 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012.

        In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-01, "Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities." ASU 2013-01 clarifies which instruments and transactions are subject to the offsetting disclosure requirements established by ASU 2011-11. ASU 2013-01 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2013 and will be applied on a retrospective basis.

        In October 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-04, "Technical Corrections and Improvements." The amendments in ASU 2012-04 make technical corrections, clarifications and limited-scope improvements to various topics throughout the Accounting Standards Codification. ASU 2012-04 is effective upon issuance, except for amendments that are subject to transition guidance, which will be effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. Management does not expect the adoption of ASU 2012-04 to have a material impact on the company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In August 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-03, "Technical Amendments and Corrections to SEC Sections," which amends various SEC sections in the Accounting Standards Codification as a result of

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(a) the issuance of SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 114, (b) the issuance of SEC Release No. 33-9250 and (c) corrections related to ASU 2010-22, "Technical Corrections to SEC Paragraphs." ASU 2012-03 was effective upon issuance. The adoption of ASU 2012-03 did not have an impact on the company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In July 2012, the FASB issued ASU 2012-02, "Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment." ASU 2012-02 allows entities testing an indefinite-lived intangible asset for impairment the option of performing a qualitative assessment before calculating the fair value of the asset. If entities determine, on the basis of qualitative factors, that the fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset is more likely than not greater than the carrying amount, a quantitative calculation would not be needed. ASU 2012-02 is effective for interim and annual impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. Management does not expect the adoption of ASU 2012-02 to have a material impact on the company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

        In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-11, "Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities," which requires an entity to disclose the nature of its rights of setoff and related arrangements associated with its financial instruments and derivative instruments. The objective of ASU 2011-11 is to make financial statements that are prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") more comparable to those prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The new disclosures will give financial statement users information about both gross and net exposures. ASU 2011-11 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2013 and will be applied on a retrospective basis.

2.     Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

        The changes in operating assets and liabilities as shown in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows are comprised of:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

(Increase) decrease in:

                   

Accounts and notes receivable, net

  $ 23,680   $ (43,501 ) $ (207,328 )

Contract work in progress

    29,669     (504,670 )   (54,576 )

Other current assets

    (111,311 )   199,412     (104,526 )

Other assets

    (44,423 )   (18,118 )   10,081  

Increase (decrease) in:

                   

Trade accounts payable

    195,147     320,708     82,016  

Advance billings on contracts

    (237,497 )   48,470     85,535  

Accrued liabilities

    28,993     60,050     27,446  

Other liabilities

    (58,773 )   (16,346 )   (11,655 )
   

Increase (decrease) in cash due to changes in operating assets and liabilities

  $ (174,515 ) $ 46,005   $ (173,007 )

 

 

Cash paid during the year for:

                   

Interest

  $ 24,244   $ 28,255   $ 9,761  

Income taxes

    294,214     176,915     202,341  

 

 

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3.     Income Taxes

        The income tax expense (benefit) included in the Consolidated Statement of Earnings is as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Current:

                   

Federal

  $ (133,312 ) $ 117,868   $ 22,406  

Foreign

    226,110     176,116     94,293  

State and local

    (7,804 )   27,143     27,260  
   

Total current

    84,994     321,127     143,959  
   

Deferred:

                   

Federal

    87,723     (13,039 )   (26,322 )

Foreign

    (16,645 )   (883 )   2,355  

State and local

    6,366     (3,476 )   (1,478 )
   

Total deferred

    77,444     (17,398 )   (25,445 )
   

Total income tax expense

  $ 162,438   $ 303,729   $ 118,514  

 

 

        A reconciliation of U.S. statutory federal income tax expense to income tax expense is as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

U.S. statutory federal tax expense

 
$

256,727
 
$

350,635
 
$

195,859
 

Increase (decrease) in taxes resulting from:

                   

State and local income taxes

    1,727     15,360     16,255  

Other permanent items, net

    (4,849 )   (7,932 )   (10,575 )

Worthless stock

            (152,409 )

Noncontrolling interests

    (39,600 )   (35,682 )   (28,644 )

Foreign losses benefited, net

    (84,366 )        

Valuation allowance, net

    85,541     11,014     90,214  

Statute expirations and tax authority settlements

    (13,152 )   (13,795 )   (10,686 )

Other changes to unrecognized tax positions

    (29,740 )   (8,973 )   (1,075 )

Other, net

    (9,850 )   (6,898 )   19,575  
   

Total income tax expense

  $ 162,438   $ 303,729   $ 118,514  

 

 

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        Deferred taxes reflect the tax effects of differences between the amounts recorded as assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts recorded for income tax purposes. The tax effects of significant temporary differences giving rise to deferred tax assets and liabilities are as follows:

 
  December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
 
   

Deferred tax assets:

             

Accrued liabilities not currently deductible:

             

Employee compensation and benefits

  $ 42,387   $ 62,134  

Employee time-off accrual

    90,573     83,526  

Project and non-project reserves

    70,882     132,872  

Workers' compensation insurance accruals

    8,566     6,269  

Tax basis of investments in excess of book basis

    18,583     1,632  

Net operating loss carryforwards

    257,692     172,852  

Unrealized currency loss

    6,991     11,659  

Capital loss carryforwards

    3,896     3,896  

Other comprehensive loss

    149,364     113,957  

Other

    9,640     24,928  
   

Total deferred tax assets

    658,574     613,725  

Valuation allowance for deferred tax assets

    (230,123 )   (144,582 )
   

Deferred tax assets, net

  $ 428,451   $ 469,143  
   

Deferred tax liabilities:

             

Book basis of property, equipment and other capital costs in excess of tax basis          

    (44,332 )   (57,558 )

Residual U.S. tax on unremitted non-U.S. earnings

    (40,250 )   (23,003 )

Other

    (14,673 )   (13,521 )
   

Total deferred tax liabilities

    (99,255 )   (94,082 )
   

Deferred tax assets, net of deferred tax liabilities

  $ 329,196   $ 375,061  
   

        The company had non-U.S. net operating loss carryforwards, related to various jurisdictions, of approximately $1.0 billion as of December 31, 2012. Of the total losses, $974 million can be carried forward indefinitely and $73 million will begin to expire in various jurisdictions starting in 2013.

        The company had non-U.S. capital loss carryforwards of approximately $11 million as of December 31, 2012, which can be carried forward indefinitely.

        The company maintains a valuation allowance to reduce certain deferred tax assets to amounts that are more likely than not to be realized. The allowances for 2012 and 2011 primarily related to the deferred tax assets established for certain net operating and capital loss carryforwards and certain reserves on investments. The net increase in the valuation allowance during 2012 was primarily due to an increase in net operating losses.

        The company conducts business globally and, as a result, the company or one or more of its subsidiaries files income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state and foreign jurisdictions. In the normal course of business, the company is subject to examination by taxing authorities throughout the world, including such major jurisdictions as Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although the company believes its reserves for its tax positions are reasonable, the final outcome of tax audits could be materially different, both favorably and

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unfavorably. With a few exceptions, the company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or non-U.S. income tax examinations for years before 2003.

        During 2012, the company reached an agreement on certain issues with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") on a tax audit for tax years 2003 through 2005. This agreement resulted in a net reduction in tax expense of $13 million.

        The unrecognized tax benefits as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 were $47 million and $215 million, of which $33 million and $78 million, if recognized, would have favorably impacted the effective tax rates at the end of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The company does not anticipate any significant changes to the unrecognized tax benefits within the next twelve months.

        A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits including interest and penalties is as follows:

    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
 
   

Balance at beginning of year

  $ 214,998   $ 219,028  

Change in tax positions of prior years

    (64,214 )   9,765  

Change in tax positions of current year

         

Reduction in tax positions for statute expirations

        (874 )

Reduction in tax positions for audit settlements

    (103,741 )   (12,921 )
   

Balance at end of year

  $ 47,043   $ 214,998  

 

 

        The company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense. The company has $7 million and $14 million in interest and penalties accrued as of December 31, 2012 and 2011.

        U.S. and foreign earnings before taxes are as follows:

 
  Year Ended December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

United States

  $ 279,890   $ 346,016   $ 454,066  

Foreign

    453,615     655,800     105,530  
   

Total

  $ 733,505   $ 1,001,816   $ 559,596  

 

 

        Earnings before taxes in the United States declined in 2012 compared to 2011 principally due to reduced contributions from several completed projects in the Power segment and expenses associated with the company's continued investment in NuScale. Earnings before taxes in foreign jurisdictions decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 primarily due to a pre-tax charge of an unexpected adverse decision in the arbitration proceedings related to the company's claim for additional compensation on the Greater Gabbard Project (see "13. Contingencies and Commitments"). Earnings before taxes in the United States declined in 2011 compared to 2010 principally due to the reduction in project execution activities in the Power segment, as well as reduced contributions from various projects in the Oil & Gas segment. Earnings before taxes in foreign jurisdictions increased significantly in 2011 compared to 2010 primarily due to increased contributions from the Industrial & Infrastructure segment including a reduced level of pre-tax charges for the Greater Gabbard Project (see "13. Contingencies and Commitments") and improved performance in the mining and metals business line.

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4.     Retirement Benefits

        The company sponsors contributory and non-contributory defined contribution retirement and defined benefit pension plans for eligible employees worldwide. The defined contribution retirement plans are primarily related to domestic and international engineering and construction operations. Contributions to defined contribution retirement plans are based on a percentage of the employee's eligible compensation. The company recognized expense of $144 million, $101 million and $93 million associated with contributions to its defined contribution retirement plans during 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The increase in company contributions during 2012 was principally the result of certain U.S. plan amendments that increased employer contributions to the primary U.S. defined contribution plan and reduced contributions to the U.S. defined benefit plan. The defined benefit pension plans are primarily related to domestic and international engineering and construction salaried employees and U.S. craft employees. Contributions to defined benefit pension plans are at least the minimum annual amounts required by applicable regulations. Payments to retired employees under these plans are generally based upon length of service, age and/or a percentage of qualifying compensation.

        Net periodic pension expense for the U.S. and non-U.S. defined benefit pension plans includes the following components:

 
  U.S. Pension Plan   Non-U.S. Pension Plans  
 
  Year Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,  
    (in thousands)
  2012
  2011
  2010
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

Service cost

  $ 5,957   $ 37,172   $ 36,668   $ 7,723   $ 8,219   $ 10,509  

Interest cost

    33,293     36,136     38,417     32,630     34,502     31,328  

Expected return on assets

    (35,322 )   (40,430 )   (42,396 )   (41,949 )   (42,852 )   (36,611 )

Amortization of prior service cost/(credits)

    (114 )   (168 )                

Recognized net actuarial loss

    4,279     13,955     18,765     1,663     5,874     8,203  

(Gain on curtailment)/loss on settlement

        (618 )           1,111      
   

Net periodic pension expense

  $ 8,093   $ 46,047   $ 51,454   $ 67   $ 6,854   $ 13,429  

 

 

        The ranges of assumptions indicated below cover defined benefit pension plans in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Philippines (2012 and 2011), and Germany (2011 and 2010) and are based on the economic environment in each host country at the end of each respective annual reporting period. The discount rate assumption for the U.S. defined benefit plan was determined by discounting the expected future benefit payments using yields based on a portfolio of high quality corporate bonds having maturities that are consistent with the expected timing of future payments to plan participants. The discount rates for the non-U.S. defined benefit plans were determined primarily based on a hypothetical yield curve developed from the yields on high quality corporate bonds with durations consistent with the pension obligations in that country. The expected long-term rate of return on asset assumptions utilizing historical returns, correlations and investment manager forecasts are established for

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each major asset category including public U.S. and international equities, U.S. private equities and fixed income securities.

 
  U.S. Pension Plan   Non-U.S. Pension Plans  
 
  December 31,   December 31,  
 
  2012
  2011
  2010
  2012
  2011
  2010
 
   

For determining projected benefit obligation at year-end:

                                     

Discount rates

    4.05 %   5.05 %   5.65 %   3.60-6.00%     3.75-6.75%     5.10-5.50%  

Rates of increase in compensation levels

    N/A     N/A     4.00 %   2.25-9.00%     2.25-9.00%     2.25-4.50%  

For determining net periodic cost for the year:

                                     

Discount rates

    5.05 %   5.65 %   6.50 %   3.75-6.75%     5.10-9.20%     5.75%  

Rates of increase in compensation levels

    N/A     4.00 %   4.00 %   2.25-9.00%     2.25-9.00%     2.25-4.50%  

Expected long-term rates of return on assets

    5.25 %   6.69 %   7.50 %   5.00-7.00%     5.00-8.00%     5.00-7.00%  

        The company evaluates the funded status of each of its retirement plans using the above assumptions and determines the appropriate funding level considering applicable regulatory requirements, tax deductibility, reporting considerations and other factors. The funding status of the plans is sensitive to changes in long-term interest rates and returns on plan assets, and funding obligations could increase substantially if interest rates fall dramatically or returns on plan assets are below expectations. Assuming no changes in current assumptions, the company expects to fund approximately $30 million to $60 million for calendar year 2013, which is expected to be in excess of the minimum funding required. If the discount rates were reduced by 25 basis points, plan liabilities for the U.S. and non-U.S. plans would increase by approximately $20 million and $39 million, respectively.

        During the first quarter of 2011, the company and its Board of Directors approved an amendment to the U.K. pension plan to freeze the accrual of future service-related benefits for eligible participants on April 1, 2011. Accordingly, the company remeasured the assets and liabilities of the U.K. pension plan and recognized a curtailment accounting event, resulting in a net reduction in the pension obligation of $18 million and an after-tax decrease in accumulated other comprehensive loss of $11 million.

        During the third quarter of 2011, the company and its Board of Directors approved an amendment to the U.S. pension plan to freeze the accrual of future service-related benefits for certain eligible participants on December 31, 2011. Accordingly, as of September 30, 2011, the company remeasured the assets and liabilities of the U.S. pension plan and recognized a curtailment accounting event, resulting in a net reduction in the pension obligation of $29 million and an after-tax decrease in accumulated other comprehensive loss of $18 million.

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        The following table sets forth the target allocations and the weighted average actual allocations of plan assets:

 
  U.S. Plan Assets
December 31,
  Non-U.S. Plan Assets
December 31,
 
 
  Target Allocation
  2012
  2011
  Target Allocation
  2012
  2011
 
       

Asset category:

                                 

Equity securities

 

0% - 10%

   
5%
   
19%
 

20% - 45%

   
35%
   
33%
 

Debt securities

  90% - 100%     95%     69%   55% - 65%     60%     62%  

Other

  0% - 10%     0%     12%   5% - 15%     5%     5%  
                   

Total

        100%     100%         100%     100%  

 

 

        The company's investment strategy is to maintain asset allocations that appropriately address risk within the context of seeking adequate returns. Investment allocations are determined by each plan's investment committee and/or trustees. In the case of certain foreign plans, asset allocations may be impacted by local requirements. Long-term allocation guidelines are set and expressed in terms of a target range allocation for each asset class to provide portfolio management flexibility. Short-term deviations from these allocations may exist from time to time for tactical investment or strategic implementation purposes. During 2012, the company continued to reallocate a larger percentage of its U.S. plan assets into debt securities to reduce volatility and protect the funded status of the plans. As of December 31, 2011, the percentage of U.S. plan assets categorized as "Other" exceeded the target allocation due to the inclusion of temporarily held short-term investment funds that were in the process of being reallocated to debt securities.

        Investments in equity securities are utilized to generate long-term capital appreciation to mitigate the effects of increases in benefit obligations resulting from growth in the number of plan participants, inflation, longer life expectancy and salary growth. Investments in debt securities are used to provide stable investment returns while protecting the funding status of the plans. While most of the company's plans are not prohibited from investing in the company's common stock or debt securities, there are no such direct investments at the present time.

        Plan assets include investments in common or collective trusts, which offer efficient access to diversified investments across various asset categories. The estimated fair value of the investments in the common or collective trusts represents the underlying net asset value of the shares or units of such funds as determined by the issuer. A redemption notice period of no more than 30 days is required for the plans to redeem certain investments in common or collective trusts. At the present time, there are no other restrictions on how the plans may redeem their investments.

        Equity securities are diversified across various industries and are comprised of common and preferred stocks of U.S. and international companies, common or collective trusts with underlying investments in common and preferred stocks and limited partnerships. Publicly traded corporate equity securities are valued based on the last trade or official close of an active market or exchange on the last business day of the plan's year. Securities not traded on the last business day are valued at the last reported bid price. As of December 31, 2012, direct investments in equity securities, excluding common or collective trusts, were concentrated solely in international securities held by the company's non-U.S. pension plans. As of December 31, 2011, the aggregate concentration of direct investments in equity securities for the various plans was approximately 45 percent in U.S. securities and 55 percent in international securities. Limited partnerships are valued at the plan's proportionate share of the estimated fair value of the underlying net assets as determined by the general partners. The limited partnerships are classified as Level 3 investments.

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        Debt securities are comprised of corporate bonds, government securities and common or collective trusts, with underlying investments in corporate bonds, government and asset backed securities and interest rate swaps. Corporate bonds primarily consist of investment-grade rated bonds and notes, of which no significant concentration exists in any one rating category or industry. Government securities include U.S. and international government bonds, some of which are inflation-indexed. Corporate bonds and government securities are valued based on evaluated prices, which are determined from a compilation of primarily observable market information, broker quotes in non-active markets or similar assets. Securities not traded on the last business day are valued at the last reported bid price. As of December 31, 2012, the investments in corporate bonds and government securities held by the U.S. plan were primarily concentrated in U.S. issuers.

        Other is primarily comprised of common collective trusts, short-term investment funds, foreign exchange forward contracts and insurance contracts. Common collective trusts hold underlying investments in commodities, foreign exchange foreign contracts and real estate. Common collective trusts with underlying investments in real estate are classified as Level 3 investments. Insurance contracts are valued based on actuarial assumptions and are also classified as Level 3 investments.

        Liabilities primarily consist of foreign currency exchange contracts and obligations to return collateral under securities lending arrangements. The estimated fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts is determined from broker quotes. The estimated fair value of obligations to return collateral under securities lending arrangements are determined based on the last traded price of the underlying securities held as collateral.

        The company measures and reports assets and liabilities at fair value utilizing pricing information received from third-party pricing services. The company performs procedures to verify the reasonableness of pricing information received for significant assets and liabilities classified as Level 2.

        The fair value hierarchy established by ASC 820, "Fair Value Measurement," prioritizes the use of inputs used in valuation techniques into the following three levels:

Level 1

    quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities

Level 2

    inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities that are observable, either directly or indirectly

Level 3

    unobservable inputs

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        The following table presents, for each of the fair value hierarchy levels required under ASC 820-10, the plan assets and liabilities of the company's U.S. and non-U.S. defined benefit pension plans that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2012 and 2011:

U.S. Pension Plan

 
  December 31, 2012   December 31, 2011  
 
  Fair Value Hierarchy   Fair Value Hierarchy  
(in thousands)
  Total
  Level 1
  Level 2
  Level 3
  Total
  Level 1
  Level 2
  Level 3
 
   

Assets:

                                                 

Equity securities:

                                                 

Common and preferred stock

  $   $   $   $   $ 95,714   $ 95,714   $   $  

Common or collective trusts

    18,164         18,164         12,821         12,821      

Limited Partnerships

    17,630             17,630     19,314             19,314  

Debt securities:

                                                 

Common or collective trusts

    200,401         200,401                      

Corporate bonds

    456,123         456,123         393,338         393,338      

Government securities

    66,973         66,973         73,079         73,079      

Other:

                                                 

Common or collective trusts — money market funds

    5,285         5,285         79,624         79,624      

Other assets

    1,487         1,487         6,322         6,322      

Liabilities:

                                                 

Foreign currency exchange contracts and other

    (1,598 )       (1,598 )       (6,338 )       (6,338 )    
   

Plan assets measured at fair value, net

  $ 764,465   $   $ 746,835   $ 17,630   $ 673,874   $ 95,714   $ 558,846   $ 19,314  

Plan assets not measured at fair value, net

   
2,831
                     
16,680
                   
                                               

Total plan assets, net

  $ 767,296                     $ 690,554                    

 

 

Non-U.S. Pension Plans