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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2010

 

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)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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 x 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 x No 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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

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

 

As of October 29, 2010, 178,792,062 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.01 par value, were outstanding.

 

 

 



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FLUOR CORPORATION

 

FORM 10-Q

 

September 30, 2010

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

Part I:

Financial Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1:

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (Unaudited)

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 (Unaudited)

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 (Unaudited)

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2:

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

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3:

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4:

Controls and Procedures

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in Consolidated Backlog (Unaudited)

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Part II:

Other Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1:

Legal Proceedings

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A:

Risk Factors

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2:

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6:

Exhibits

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

 

 

35

 

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PART I:  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

FLUOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS

 

UNAUDITED

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE

 

$

5,511,488

 

$

5,420,488

 

$

15,582,464

 

$

16,510,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COST OF REVENUE

 

5,449,681

 

5,108,144

 

14,976,332

 

15,532,409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER (INCOME) AND EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate general and administrative expense

 

39,563

 

49,622

 

98,298

 

117,040

 

Interest expense

 

2,183

 

2,585

 

7,659

 

7,656

 

Interest income

 

(4,818

)

(5,725

)

(16,933

)

(18,786

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost and expenses

 

5,486,609

 

5,154,626

 

15,065,356

 

15,638,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS BEFORE TAXES

 

24,879

 

265,862

 

517,108

 

872,612

 

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

 

54,967

 

91,858

 

215,107

 

300,982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET EARNINGS (LOSS)

 

(30,088

)

174,004

 

302,001

 

571,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

 

(23,548

)

(11,908

)

(61,627

)

(35,465

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET EARNINGS (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO FLUOR CORPORATION

 

$

(53,636

)

$

162,096

 

$

240,374

 

$

536,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC

 

$

(0.30

)

$

0.90

 

$

1.35

 

$

2.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILUTED*

 

$

(0.30

)

$

0.89

 

$

1.33

 

$

2.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHARES USED TO CALCULATE EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASIC

 

178,248

 

178,859

 

178,208

 

179,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILUTED*

 

178,248

 

181,124

 

180,878

 

181,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER SHARE

 

$

0.125

 

$

0.125

 

$

0.375

 

$

0.375

 

 


* Due to the net loss in the third quarter of 2010, basic shares were used to calculate diluted earnings per share. Adding dilutive securities would result in anti-dilution.

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

UNAUDITED

 

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

September 30,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents ($318,900 and $172,991 related to variable interest entities (“VIEs”))

 

$

1,977,145

 

$

1,687,028

 

Marketable securities, current

 

189,542

 

603,594

 

Accounts and notes receivable, net ($173,748 and $99,609 related to VIEs)

 

1,092,250

 

988,991

 

Contract work in progress ($86,667 and $43,115 related to VIEs)

 

1,848,620

 

1,405,785

 

Deferred taxes

 

160,307

 

131,101

 

Other current assets

 

296,250

 

305,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

5,564,114

 

5,122,088

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities, noncurrent

 

309,277

 

335,216

 

Property, plant and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $877,306 and $817,976)

 

874,555

 

837,034

 

Investments and goodwill

 

295,168

 

273,285

 

Deferred taxes

 

222,429

 

247,517

 

Deferred compensation trusts

 

292,136

 

279,852

 

Other

 

134,731

 

83,491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

7,692,410

 

$

7,178,483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable ($137,463 and $69,955 related to VIEs)

 

$

1,441,347

 

$

1,334,301

 

Convertible senior notes

 

99,222

 

109,789

 

Advance billings on contracts ($326,074 and $142,119 related to VIEs)

 

942,524

 

980,437

 

Accrued salaries, wages and benefits ($33,240 and $43,247 related to VIEs)

 

587,308

 

581,193

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

527,777

 

295,678

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

3,598,178

 

3,301,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt due after one year

 

17,754

 

17,740

 

Noncurrent liabilities

 

523,250

 

525,452

 

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 — 178,776,372 and 178,824,617 shares in 2010 and 2009, respectively

 

1,788

 

1,788

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

695,446

 

682,304

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(193,261

)

(220,987

)

Retained earnings

 

3,015,205

 

2,842,428

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

3,519,178

 

3,305,533

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

34,050

 

28,360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

3,553,228

 

3,333,893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

$

7,692,410

 

$

7,178,483

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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FLUOR CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

UNAUDITED

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

(in thousands)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

302,001

 

$

571,630

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of fixed assets

 

139,229

 

134,478

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

934

 

935

 

Restricted stock and stock option amortization

 

34,694

 

25,325

 

Deferred compensation trust

 

(12,284

)

(36,624

)

Deferred compensation obligation

 

13,374

 

38,440

 

Deferred taxes

 

(24,195

)

(54,445

)

Stock plans tax benefit

 

(606

)

284

 

Retirement plan accrual, net of contributions

 

19,554

 

27,923

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

(286,956

)

(145,629

)

Equity in (earnings) of investees, net of dividends

 

18,272

 

(13,513

)

Other items

 

6,399

 

(3,257

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities

 

210,416

 

545,547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of marketable securities

 

(709,439

)

(1,520,272

)

Proceeds from the sales and maturities of marketable securities

 

1,124,525

 

805,156

 

Capital expenditures

 

(211,347

)

(174,873

)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

39,179

 

24,745

 

Investments in partnerships and joint ventures

 

(8,235

)

(1,590

)

Other items

 

(2,576

)

2,861

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided (utilized) by investing activities

 

232,107

 

(863,973

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

(17,071

)

(113,912

)

Dividends paid

 

(67,576

)

(68,171

)

Repayment of convertible debt

 

(10,567

)

(15,001

)

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

 

(55,562

)

(42,714

)

Capital contribution by joint venture partner

 

1,000

 

 

Repayment of corporate-owned life insurance loans

 

(32,163

)

 

Taxes paid on vested restricted stock

 

(6,877

)

(5,614

)

Stock options exercised

 

2,307

 

2,391

 

Stock plans tax benefit

 

606

 

(284

)

Other items

 

(3,191

)

(4,225

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash utilized by financing activities

 

(189,094

)

(247,530

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

36,688

 

59,649

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

290,117

 

(506,307

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

1,687,028

 

1,834,324

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

1,977,145

 

$

1,328,017

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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FLUOR CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

UNAUDITED

 

(1)                   The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements do not include footnotes and certain financial information normally presented annually under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the company’s December 31, 2009 annual report on Form 10-K. Accounting measurements at interim dates inherently involve greater reliance on estimates than at year-end.  The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 may not necessarily be indicative of results that can be expected for the full year.

 

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included herein are unaudited; however, they contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) which, in the opinion of management, are necessary to present fairly the company’s consolidated financial position as of September 30, 2010 and its consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. Management has evaluated all material events occurring subsequent to the date of the financial statements up to the date and time this quarterly report is filed on Form 10-Q.

 

Certain 2009 amounts have been reclassified to conform with the 2010 presentation.

 

(2)                    Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In October 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2009-13, “Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements,” which amends certain guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605-25, “Revenue Recognition — Multiple Element Arrangements.” ASU 2009-13 requires entities to allocate revenue in an arrangement using estimated selling prices of the delivered goods and services based on a selling price hierarchy. The amendments eliminate the residual method of revenue allocation and require revenue to be allocated using the relative selling price method. ASU 2009-13 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after June 15, 2010 and should be applied on a prospective basis for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified, with early adoption permitted. Management does not expect the adoption of ASU 2009-13 to have a material impact on the company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

During the first three quarters of 2010, the company implemented other new accounting pronouncements that are discussed in the notes where applicable.

 

(3)                   The components of comprehensive income, net of related tax, are as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in thousands)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

(30,088

)

$

174,004

 

$

302,001

 

$

571,630

 

Unrealized gain on debt securities(1)

 

525

 

1,318

 

689

 

1,347

 

Unrealized loss on derivative contracts(2)

 

(63

)

(997

)

(725

)

(1,320

)

Foreign currency translation adjustment(3)

 

60,988

 

22,960

 

18,614

 

66,056

 

Ownership share of equity method investee’s other comprehensive loss(4)

 

(4,408

)

 

(7,161

)

 

Pension plan adjustment(5)

 

(2,837

)

3,703

 

16,309

 

7,944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

24,117

 

200,988

 

329,727

 

645,657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(23,548

)

(11,908

)

(61,627

)

(35,465

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Fluor Corporation

 

$

569

 

$

189,080

 

$

268,100

 

$

610,192

 

 


(1)      Net of deferred tax expense of $0.3 million and $0.4 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and deferred tax expense of $0.8 million and $1.0 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

 

(2)      Net of deferred tax expense of $0.2 million and deferred tax benefit of $0.2 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and deferred tax benefit of $0.6 million and $0.8 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

 

(3)      Net of deferred tax expense of $36.6 million and $11.1 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and deferred tax expense of $13.7 million and $39.6 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

 

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FLUOR CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

UNAUDITED

 

(4) Net of deferred tax benefit of $2.8 million and $4.4 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010.

 

(5) Net of deferred tax benefit of $1.7 million and deferred tax expense of $9.8 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and deferred tax expense of $2.3 million and $4.8 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

 

(4)                   The effective tax rate, based on the company’s actual operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was 220.9 percent and 41.6 percent, respectively, compared to 34.6 percent and 34.5 percent for the corresponding periods of 2009. The effective tax rate was higher in the current year periods primarily due to a $163 million charge for the Greater Gabbard Project (see Note 13) that resulted in a foreign loss without a tax benefit.

 

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 unfavorably. With 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.

 

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Beginning January 1, 2013, these laws change the tax treatment for retiree prescription drug expenses by eliminating the tax deduction available to the extent that those expenses are reimbursed under Medicare Part D. These laws did not have a material impact on the company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

(5)                   Cash paid for interest was $9.0 million and $7.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Income tax payments, net of receipts, were $196.7 million and $319.2 million during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

(6)                   In 2009, the company applied the provisions of FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) 03-6-1, “Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities” (ASC 260-10-45). ASC 260-10-45 clarified that all outstanding unvested share-based payment awards that contain rights to nonforfeitable dividends participate in undistributed earnings with common shareholders. The company’s unvested restricted stock units and unvested restricted shares of stock were considered to be participating securities since the quarterly dividends paid were nonforfeitable. ASC 260-10-45 required that the two-class method of computing basic EPS be applied. Under the two-class method, the company’s stock options were not considered to be participating securities.

 

Starting in the first quarter of 2010, dividends on unvested restricted stock units and unvested restricted stock are accumulated and become payable only when the units and shares vest. As a result, the company’s unvested restricted stock units and unvested restricted shares are no longer considered to be participating securities and the two-class method of computing EPS is not required. Diluted EPS for the 2010 periods reflects the assumed exercise or conversion of all dilutive securities using the treasury stock method.

 

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FLUOR CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

UNAUDITED

 

The calculations of the basic and diluted EPS for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 under the treasury stock method are presented below:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2010

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Fluor Corporation

 

$

(53,636

)

$

240,374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

178,248

 

178,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.30

)

$

1.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS*:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

178,248

 

178,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted effect:

 

 

 

 

 

Employee stock options and restricted stock units and shares

 

 

1,260

 

Conversion equivalent of dilutive convertible debt

 

 

1,410

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

178,248

 

180,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$

(0.30

)

$

1.33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-dilutive securities not included above

 

4,574

 

1,497

 

 


* Due to the net loss in the third quarter of 2010, basic shares were used to calculate diluted earnings per share. Adding dilutive securities would result in anti-dilution.

 

The calculations of the basic and diluted EPS for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 under the two-class method are presented below:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

2009

 

2009

 

Basic EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation

 

$

162,096

 

$

536,165

 

Portion allocable to common shareholders

 

99.07

%

99.10

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings allocable to common shareholders

 

$

160,589

 

$

531,340

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

178,859

 

179,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.90

 

$

2.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings allocable to common shareholders

 

$

160,589

 

$

531,340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

178,859

 

179,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted effect:

 

 

 

 

 

Employee stock options

 

339

 

170

 

Conversion equivalent of dilutive convertible debt

 

1,926

 

1,595

 

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

 

181,124

 

181,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.89

 

$

2.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-dilutive securities not included above

 

541

 

971

 

 

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The table below sets forth the calculation of the percentage of net earnings allocable to common shareholders under the two-class method:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(shares in thousands)

 

2009

 

2009

 

Numerator:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average participating common shares

 

178,859

 

179,410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average participating common shares

 

178,859

 

179,410

 

Add: Weighted average restricted shares and units

 

1,671

 

1,634

 

Weighted average participating shares

 

180,530

 

181,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portion allocable to common shareholders

 

99.07

%

99.10

%

 

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(7)                  The following table presents, for each of the fair value hierarchy levels required under Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (ASC 820-10), the company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

 

 

September 30, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements Using

 

Fair Value Measurements Using

 

(in thousands)

 

Total

 

Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)

 

Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)

 

Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)

 

Total

 

Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)

 

Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)

 

Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

27,212

 

$

15,014

(1)

$

12,198

(2)

$

 

$

66,167

 

$

66,167

(1)

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities, current

 

127,607

 

 

127,607

(2)

 

104,059

 

 

104,059

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred compensation trusts

 

68,458

 

68,458

(1)

 

 

65,664

 

65,664

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities, noncurrent

 

309,277

 

 

309,277

(3)

 

334,552

 

 

334,552

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative assets(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity swap forward contracts

 

1,117

 

 

1,117

 

 

3,159

 

 

3,159

 

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

6,649

 

 

6,649

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative liabilities(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity swap forward contracts

 

$

1,632

 

$

 

$

1,632

 

$

 

$

3,091

 

$

 

$

3,091

 

$

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

1,438

 

 

1,438

 

 

2,434

 

 

2,434

 

 

 


(1)     Consists of registered money market funds and an equity index fund valued at fair value, which is included in the deferred compensation trusts. These investments represent the net asset value of the shares of such funds as of the close of business at the end of the period.

 

(2)     Consists of investments in U.S. agency securities, U.S. Treasury securities, corporate debt securities, commercial paper and other debt securities which are valued at the last reported sale price on the last business day at the end of the period. Securities not traded on the last business day are valued at the last reported bid price.

 

(3)    Consists of investments in U.S. agency securities, U.S. Treasury securities, international government and government-related securities, corporate debt securities and other debt securities with maturities ranging from one to five years which are valued at the last reported sale price on the last business day at the end of the period. Securities not traded on the last business day are valued at the last reported bid price.

 

(4)     See Note 8 for the classification of commodity swap forward contracts and foreign currency contracts on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Commodity swap forward contracts are estimated using standard pricing models with market-based inputs, which take into account the present value of estimated future cash flows. Foreign currency contracts are estimated by obtaining quotes from brokers.

 

All of the company’s investments carried at fair value are included in the table above and are available-for-sale securities. These available-for-sale securities are made up of the following security types as of September 30, 2010: money market funds of $83 million, U.S. agency securities of $180 million, U.S. Treasury securities of $54 million, corporate debt securities of $199 million, commercial paper of $9 million and other securities of $8 million. As of December 31, 2009, available-for-sale securities consisted of money market funds of $132 million, U.S. agency securities of $200 million, U.S. Treasury securities of $48 million, corporate debt securities of $181 million and other securities of $9 million. The amortized cost of these available-for-sale securities is not materially different than the fair value.

 

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UNAUDITED

 

The estimated fair values of the company’s financial instruments that are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis are as follows:

 

 

 

September 30, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 

(in thousands)

 

Carrying Value

 

Fair Value

 

Carrying Value

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents(1)

 

$

1,949,933

 

$

1,949,933

 

$

1,620,861

 

$

1,620,861

 

Marketable securities, current(2)

 

61,935

 

61,935

 

499,535

 

499,535

 

Marketable securities, noncurrent(3)

 

 

 

664

 

664

 

Notes receivable, including noncurrent portion

 

34,674

 

34,674

 

38,430

 

38,430

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.5% Convertible Senior Notes

 

99,222

 

178,600

 

109,789

 

177,858

 

5.625% Municipal Bonds

 

17,754

 

18,059

 

17,740

 

18,215

 

 


(1)     Consists of bank deposits with original maturities of 90 days or less.

 

(2)     Consists of held-to-maturity time deposits with original maturities greater than 90 days.

 

(3)     Consists of a held-to-maturity time deposit.

 

Fair values were determined as follows:

 

·             The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, current and notes receivable that are current approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these instruments. Amortized cost is not materially different than the fair value.

 

·             The carrying amounts of marketable securities, noncurrent are carried at amortized cost which approximates fair value.

 

·             Notes receivable classified as noncurrent are carried at net realizable value which approximates fair value.

 

·             The fair value of the Convertible Senior Notes and Municipal Bonds are estimated based on quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to the company for debt of the same maturities.

 

In the first quarter of 2010, the company adopted FASB ASU 2010-06 “Improving Disclosure about Fair Value Measurements” (ASC 820).  ASU 2010-06 requires, on a prospective basis, additional disclosures regarding significant transfers in and out of Level 1 and Level 2 fair value measurements, of which the company had none for the nine months ended September 30, 2010. ASU 2010-06 also clarifies existing disclosure requirements related to the level of disaggregation of fair value measurements for each class of assets and liabilities and disclosures about inputs and valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The adoption of ASU 2010-06 did not have a material impact on the company’s disclosures in its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

(8)                  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 and currency risk associated with intercompany transactions, may subject the company to earnings volatility. In cases where financial exposure is identified, the company generally mitigates the risk by utilizing derivative instruments. These instruments are designated as either fair value or cash flow hedges in accordance with SFAS No. 133, “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” (ASC 815). 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 derivatives that are used in hedging transactions are highly effective in offsetting changes in the fair value of the hedged items. The fair values of all derivative instruments are recognized as assets or liabilities at the balance sheet

 

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date. For fair value hedges, the effective portion of the change in the fair value of the derivative instrument is offset against the change in the fair value of the underlying asset or liability through earnings. The effective portion of the derivative instruments’ gains or losses due to changes in fair value, associated with the cash flow hedges, are recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“OCI”) and are reclassified into earnings when the hedged items settle. Any ineffective portion of a derivative instrument’s change in fair value is recognized in earnings immediately. The company does not enter into derivative instruments or hedging activities for speculative or trading purposes.

 

As of September 30, 2010, the company had total gross notional amounts of $122 million of foreign exchange forward contracts and $51 million of commodity swap forward contracts outstanding relating to engineering and construction contract obligations and intercompany transactions. The foreign exchange forward contracts are of varying duration, none of which extend beyond December 2011. The commodity swap forward contracts are of varying duration, none of which extend beyond three years. The impact to earnings due to hedge ineffectiveness was immaterial for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

The fair values of derivatives designated as hedging instruments under ASC 815 as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 were as follows:

 

 

 

Asset Derivatives

 

Liability Derivatives

 

(in thousands)

 

Balance Sheet
Location

 

September 30,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

Balance Sheet
Location

 

September 30,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity swaps

 

Other current assets

 

$

625

 

$

1,677

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

$

1,416

 

$

3,037

 

Foreign currency forwards

 

Other current assets

 

6,649

 

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

1,423

 

2,416

 

Commodity swaps

 

Other assets

 

492

 

1,482

 

Noncurrent liabilities

 

216

 

54

 

Foreign currency forwards

 

Other assets

 

 

 

Noncurrent liabilities

 

15

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total derivatives

 

 

 

$

7,766

 

$

3,159

 

 

 

$

3,070

 

$

5,525

 

 

The effect of derivative instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

Fair Value Hedges (in thousands)

 

Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized in
Earnings

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Recognized
in Earnings on
Derivatives

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Recognized
in Earnings on
Derivatives

 

Amount of Gain
Recognized in
Earnings on
Derivatives

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Recognized
in Earnings on
Derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forwards

 

Total cost of revenue

 

$

(959

)

$

(3,167

)

$

3,226

 

$

(6,593

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forwards

 

Corporate general and administrative expense

 

7,274

 

4,537

 

5,673

 

11,219

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

$

6,315

 

$

1,370

 

$

8,899

 

$

4,626

 

 

The amount of gain (loss) recognized in earnings on derivatives for the fair value hedges noted in the table above offsets the amount of gain (loss) recognized in earnings on the hedged items in the same locations on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings.

 

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UNAUDITED

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

Cash Flow Hedges (in thousands)

 

Amount of Loss
Recognized in OCI

 

Amount of Loss
Recognized in OCI

 

Amount of Loss
Recognized in OCI

 

Amount of Loss
Recognized in OCI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity swaps

 

$

(423

)

$

(1,912

)

$

(2,511

)

$

(1,973

)

Foreign currency forwards

 

(675

)

(1,154

)

(82

)

(2,863

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

(1,098

)

$

(3,066

)

$

(2,593

)

$

(4,836

)

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

Cash Flow Hedges (in thousands)

 

Location of Gain (Loss) Reclassified
from Accumulated OCI into Earnings

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into Earnings

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into Earnings

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into Earnings

 

Amount of Gain
(Loss) Reclassified
from Accumulated
OCI into Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity swaps

 

Total cost of revenue

 

$

(1,774

)

$

(2,080

)

$

(2,392

)

$

(3,527

)

Foreign currency forwards

 

Total cost of revenue

 

739

 

11

 

524

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

$

(1,035

)

$

(2,069

)

$

(1,868

)

$

(3,516

)

 

(9)                   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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in thousands)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

9,167

 

$

9,291

 

$

27,501

 

$

27,874

 

$

2,608

 

$

2,421

 

$

7,812

 

$

6,870

 

Interest cost

 

9,604

 

8,399

 

28,812

 

25,196

 

7,757

 

7,858

 

23,305

 

22,361

 

Expected return on assets

 

(10,599

)

(9,528

)

(31,797

)

(28,585

)

(9,068

)

(8,066

)

(27,235

)

(22,947

)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

 

3

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

4,691

 

6,418

 

14,074

 

19,252

 

2,038

 

2,890

 

6,103

 

8,215

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net periodic pension expense

 

$

12,863

 

$

14,583

 

$

38,590

 

$

43,745

 

$

3,335

 

$

5,103

 

$

9,985

 

$

14,499

 

 

The company currently expects to fund approximately $50 million to $90 million into its defined benefit pension plans during 2010, which is expected to be in excess of the minimum funding required. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, contributions of approximately $29 million were made by the company.

 

The preceding information does not include amounts related to benefit plans applicable to employees associated with certain contracts with the U.S. Department of Energy because the company is not responsible for the current or future funded status of these plans.

 

The net periodic postretirement benefit cost was immaterial for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009.

 

(10)             In February 2004, the company issued $330 million of 1.5% Convertible Senior Notes (the “Notes”) due February 15, 2024 and received proceeds of $323 million, net of underwriting discounts. In December 2004, the company irrevocably elected to pay the principal amount of the Notes in cash. Notes are convertible if a specified trading price of the company’s common stock (the “trigger price”) is achieved and maintained for a specified period. The trigger price condition was satisfied during the fourth quarter of 2009 and third quarter of 2010 and the Notes were therefore classified as short-term debt. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, holders converted $11 million of the Notes in exchange for the principal balance owed in cash plus 141,156 shares of the company’s common stock. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, holders converted $15 million of the Notes in exchange for the principal balance owed in cash plus 130,186 shares of the company’s common stock.

 

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UNAUDITED

 

The company applies the provisions of FSP APB 14-1, “Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)” (ASC 470-20). ASC 470-20 requires the issuer of a convertible debt instrument to separately account for the liability and equity components in a manner that reflects the entity’s nonconvertible debt borrowing rate when interest expense is recognized in subsequent periods.

 

The following table presents information related to the liability and equity components of the Notes:

 

(in thousands)

 

September 30,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying value of the equity component

 

$

21,201

 

$

21,720

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal amount and carrying value of the liability component

 

$

99,222

 

$

109,789

 

 

The Notes are convertible into shares of the company’s common stock (par value $0.01 per share) at a conversion rate of 35.9104 shares per each $1,000 principal amount of Notes, subject to adjustment as described in the indenture. Interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 includes original coupon interest of $0.4 million and $1.1 million, respectively. Interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 includes original coupon interest of $0.5 million and $1.5 million, respectively. The effective interest rate on the liability component was 4.375 percent through February 15, 2009 at which time the discount on the liability was fully amortized. Interest expense as a result of debt discount amortization amounted to $0.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. There was no debt discount amortization for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The if-converted value is $176 million and is in excess of the principal value as of September 30, 2010.

 

As of September 30, 2010, the company was in compliance with all of the financial covenants related to its debt agreements.

 

(11)             The company’s director and executive stock plans are described, and informational disclosures provided, in the notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. Restricted stock units and restricted shares of 844,706 and 622,653 were granted in the first nine months of 2010 and 2009, respectively, at weighted-average per share prices of $42.93 and $30.81, respectively. For the company’s executives, the restricted units and shares granted in 2010 and 2009 vest ratably over three years. For the company’s directors, other than the initial grant which a director receives upon joining the Board of Directors, which vests ratably over a five year period, the restricted units and shares granted in 2010 and 2009 vest or vested on the first anniversary of the grant. During the first nine months of 2010 and 2009, options for the purchase of 1,140,303 shares at a weighted-average exercise price of $42.78 per share and 888,567 shares at a weighted-average exercise price of $30.65 per share, respectively, were granted. The options granted in 2010 and 2009 vest ratably over three years. The options expire ten years after the grant date.

 

(12)             The company applies the provisions of SFAS No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements” (ASC 810-10-45). ASC 810-10-45 establishes accounting and reporting standards for ownership interests in subsidiaries held by parties other than the parent, the amount of consolidated net income attributable to the parent and to the noncontrolling interest, changes in a parent’s ownership interest and the valuation of retained noncontrolling equity investments when a subsidiary is deconsolidated.

 

As required by ASC 810-10-45, the company has separately disclosed on the face of the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings for all periods presented the amount of net earnings attributable to the company and the amount of net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests were $23.6 million and $62.2 million, respectively, and the related tax effect was less than $0.1 million and $0.6 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests were $12.6 million and $37.2 million, respectively, and the related tax effect was $0.7 million and $1.7 million, respectively. Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests were $22.3 million and $55.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and $28.5 million and $42.7 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Capital contributions by noncontrolling interests were $1.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010. There were no capital contributions by noncontrolling interests for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

 

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(13)             The company and certain of its subsidiaries are involved in litigation in the ordinary course of business. Additionally, the company and certain of its subsidiaries are contingently liable for commitments and performance guarantees arising in the ordinary course of business. The company and certain of its clients have made claims arising from the performance under its contracts. Under ASC 605-35-25, the company recognizes revenue, but not profit, for certain claims of incurred costs when it is probable that the claims will result in additional contract revenue and when the amount of the recovery can be reliably estimated. Recognized claims against clients amounted to $204 million and $247 million as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively, and are primarily included in contract work in progress in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The company periodically evaluates its position and the amounts recognized in revenue with respect to all its claims. Amounts ultimately realized from claims could differ materially from the balances included in the financial statements. The company does not expect that claim recoveries will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position or results of operations.

 

As of September 30, 2010, several matters were in the litigation and dispute resolution process.  The following discussion provides a background and current status of these matters:

 

Infrastructure Joint Venture Project

 

The company participated in a 50/50 joint venture for a fixed-price transportation infrastructure project in California. This joint venture project was adversely impacted by higher costs due to owner-directed scope changes leading to quantity growth, cost escalation, additional labor and schedule delays. The project opened to traffic in November 2007 and reached construction completion in the second quarter of 2009.

 

The company had previously recognized in cost and revenue its $52 million proportionate share of $104 million of costs relating to claims recognized by the joint venture and had recorded assets for certain other amounts funded to the joint venture for which recovery from the client was believed to be probable. Assets were recorded for amounts withheld by the client for liquidated damages and additional claims asserted against the joint venture, amounts drawn down by the client against letters of credit, and other amounts due the company.

 

On March 22, 2010, the client filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Southern District of California.  The joint venture continued to pursue its claims against the client in the bankruptcy court. The joint venture had recorded a mechanic’s lien against certain properties of the client which the company believed would maintain their priority status despite the client’s bankruptcy filing.

 

A trial on the priority of the mechanic’s lien commenced on October 25, 2010. On October 28, 2010, by Memorandum of Decision, the bankruptcy court ruled that the senior lenders’ deed of trust had priority over the mechanic’s lien of the joint venture. The company believes that the joint venture’s claims are meritorious, but the court’s adverse ruling on the priority of the joint venture’s mechanic’s lien impairs the collectability of any potential award for additional compensation. As a result, the company recorded a charge of $95 million in the third quarter of 2010 since the likelihood of collecting its claims-related costs, amounts withheld for liquidated damages, letter of credit draw-downs and other assets is no longer considered probable. The company continues to evaluate claims for recoveries and to incur legal expenses associated with the claims and dispute resolution process.

 

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Project

 

The company is involved in a dispute in connection with the 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. The dispute relates to the company’s claim for additional compensation for schedule and cost impacts arising from delays in the fabrication of monopiles and transition pieces, and disruption and productivity issues associated with construction activities. The company believes the schedule and cost impacts are attributable to the client and other third parties. As of September 30, 2010, the company had recorded $171 million of claim revenue related to this issue for costs incurred to date. Additional costs arising from this dispute are expected to be incurred in future quarters. The company believes the ultimate recovery of incurred and future costs is probable.

 

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UNAUDITED

 

Embassy Projects

 

The company constructed 11 embassy projects within the last six years for the U.S. Department of State under fixed-price contracts. Some of these projects were adversely impacted by higher costs due to schedule extensions, scope changes causing material deviations from the Standard Embassy Design, increased costs to meet client requirements for additional security-cleared labor, site conditions at certain locations, subcontractor and teaming partner difficulties and the availability and productivity of construction labor. As of September 30, 2010, all embassy projects were complete, with some warranty items still pending.

 

Aggregate costs totaling $33 million relating to outstanding claims on two of the embassy projects were recognized in revenue in previous years. Total claims-related costs incurred to date, along with claims for equitable adjustment submitted or identified, exceed the amount recorded in claims revenue. As the first formal step in dispute resolution, all claims have been certified in accordance with federal contracting requirements.

 

Conex International v. Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

 

In November 2006, a Jefferson County, Texas, jury reached an unexpected verdict in the case of Conex International (“Conex”) v. Fluor Enterprises Inc. (“FEI”), ruling in favor of Conex and awarding $99 million in damages related to a 2001 construction project.

 

In 2001, Atofina (now part of Total Petrochemicals Inc.) hired Conex International to be the mechanical contractor on a project at Atofina’s refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. FEI was also hired to provide certain engineering advice to Atofina on the project. There was no contract between Conex and FEI. Later in 2001 after the project was complete, Conex and Atofina negotiated a final settlement for extra work on the project. Conex sued FEI in September 2003, alleging damages for interference and misrepresentation and demanding that FEI should pay Conex the balance of the extra work charges that Atofina did not pay in the settlement. Conex also asserted that FEI interfered with Conex’s contract and business relationship with Atofina. The jury verdict awarded damages for the extra work and the alleged interference.

 

The company appealed the decision and the judgment against the company was reversed in its entirety in December 2008. Both parties appealed the decision to the Texas Supreme Court, and the Court denied both petitions. The company requested rehearing on two issues to the Texas Supreme Court, and that request was denied.  The Court remanded the matter back to the trial court for a new trial, but a new trial date has not been set. Based upon the present status of this matter, the company does not believe that there is a reasonable possibility that a loss will be incurred.

 

Fluor Corporation v. Citadel Equity Fund Ltd.

 

Citadel Equity Fund Ltd., a hedge fund and former investor in the company’s 1.5 percent Convertible Senior Notes (the “Notes”), is disputing the calculation of the number of shares of the company’s common stock that were due to Citadel upon conversion of approximately $58 million of Notes. Citadel has argued that it is entitled to an additional $28 million in value under its proposed calculation method. The company believes that the payout given to Citadel was proper and correct and that Citadel’s claims are without merit. In January 2010, the court agreed with the company by granting the company’s motion for summary judgment in its entirety. In February 2010, the court entered judgment in favor of the company, and Citadel filed a notice of appeal. A hearing date on the appeal has not been set. Based upon the present status of this matter, the company does not believe that there is a reasonable possibility that a loss will be incurred.

 

(14)             In the ordinary course of business, the company enters into various agreements providing performance assurances and guarantees to clients on behalf of certain unconsolidated and consolidated 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 costs 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

 

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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 September 30, 2010 are estimated to be $3.5 billion. The company assessed its performance guarantee obligation as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 in accordance with FASB Interpretation No. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” (ASC 460) and the carrying value of its liability was not material.

 

Financial guarantees, provided in the ordinary course of business to clients and others 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. Most arrangements require the borrower to pledge collateral in the form of property, plant and equipment which is deemed adequate to recover amounts the company might be required to pay. Long-term debt on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet included a financial guarantee on behalf of an unrelated third party that totaled approximately $18 million as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

 

(15)             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 variable interest entity (“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.  Upon the occurrence of certain events outlined in ASC 810-10, the company reassesses its initial determination of whether the entity is a VIE and whether consolidation is still required.

 

During the first quarter of 2010, the company prospectively adopted SFAS No. 167, “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R)”, which amends consolidation guidance for variable interest entities under ASC 810-10 for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after November 15, 2009. The prospective adoption of this amendment did not have an impact on the company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Under ASC 810-10, a partnership or joint venture is considered a VIE if either (a) the total equity investment is not sufficient to permit the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support, (b) characteristics of a controlling financial interest are missing (either the ability to make decisions through voting or other rights, the obligation to absorb the expected losses of the entity or the right to receive the expected residual returns of the entity), or (c) the voting rights of the equity holders are not proportional to their obligations to absorb the expected losses of the entity and/or their rights to receive the expected residual returns of the entity, and substantially all of the entity’s activities either involve or are conducted on behalf of an investor that has disproportionately few voting rights.

 

ASC 810-10, as amended, now requires companies to utilize a qualitative approach to determine if it is the primary beneficiary of a VIE. A company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary and must consolidate its partnerships and joint ventures if the company has both (1) the power to direct the economically significant activities of the entity and (2) the obligation to absorb losses of, or the right to receive benefits from, the entity that could potentially be significant to the variable interest entity.  Prior to the effective date of the amendment, companies were required to utilize both qualitative and quantitative information to determine if it was the primary beneficiary of a VIE.

 

The partnerships or joint ventures of the company are typically characterized by a 50 percent or less, non-controlling, ownership or participation interest, with decision making and distribution of expected gains and losses typically being proportionate to the ownership or participation interest.  Many of the partnership and joint venture agreements provide for capital calls to fund operations, as necessary.  Such funding is infrequent and is not anticipated to be material. The majority of the company’s partnerships and joint ventures are 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.   However, the VIEs frequently do not meet the consolidation requirements of ASC 810-10 because the company is not deemed to be the primary beneficiary. Some of the company’s VIEs have debt, but the debt is typically non-recourse in nature. At times, the company’s participation in VIEs requires agreements to provide financial or performance assurances to clients. Refer to Note 14 for a further discussion of such agreements.

 

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UNAUDITED

 

The contractual agreements that define the ownership structure and equity investment at risk, distribution of profits and losses, risks, responsibilities, indebtedness, voting rights and board representation of the respective parties are used to determine if the entity is a VIE and whether the company is the primary beneficiary and must consolidate the entity.  Additionally, the company considers all parties that have direct or implicit variable interests when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary. ASC 810-10, as amended, now requires the company to continuously assess whether it is the primary beneficiary of its VIEs.  Prior to the amendment, reassessment of whether the company was the primary beneficiary was required only upon the occurrence of certain events.

 

As of September 30, 2010, the company reassessed its partnerships and joint ventures in accordance with the requirements of ASC 810-10. Consistent with prior periods, the company had a number of entities that were determined to be VIEs, with the majority not meeting the consolidation requirements of ASC 810-10 because the company was not the primary beneficiary. Most of the unconsolidated VIEs are proportionately consolidated, though the equity and cost methods of accounting for the investments are also used, depending on the company’s respective participation rights, amount of influence in the VIE and other factors. The aggregate investment carrying value of the unconsolidated VIEs was $154 million and $116 million as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively, and was classified under “Investments and goodwill” in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The company’s maximum exposure to loss as a result of its investments in unconsolidated VIEs is typically limited to the aggregate of the carrying value of the investment and future funding commitments. Future funding commitments as of September 30, 2010 for the unconsolidated VIEs were $24 million. None of the unconsolidated VIEs are individually material to the company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

In some cases, the company is required to consolidate VIEs. The carrying values of the assets and liabilities associated with the operations of the consolidated VIEs as of September 30, 2010 were $664 million and $507 million, respectively. The carrying values of the assets and liabilities associated with the operations of the consolidated VIEs as of December 31, 2009 were $410 million and $268 million, respectively. The assets of a VIE are restricted for use only for the particular VIE and are not available for general operations of the company. As of September 30, 2010, the carrying values of the assets and liabilities of the Fluor SKM joint venture, formed for the execution of the Rapid Growth Project in Australia, were $181 million and $152 million, respectively. As of December 31, 2009, the carrying values of the assets and liabilities of the Fluor SKM joint venture were $82 million and $78 million, respectively. The company’s results of operations include revenue related to the Fluor SKM joint venture of $637 million and $2.0 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and $356 million and $875 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. None of the other consolidated VIEs are individually material to the company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

 

(16)             Operating information by segment is as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

External Revenue (in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil & Gas

 

$

1,748.8

 

$

2,925.0

 

$

5,648.8

 

$

9,322.9

 

Industrial & Infrastructure

 

2,167.7

 

1,105.5

 

5,230.6

 

3,280.1

 

Government

 

792.8

 

543.8

 

2,232.3

 

1,393.6

 

Global Services

 

418.9

 

439.4

 

1,084.8

 

1,201.6

 

Power

 

383.3

 

406.8

 

1,386.0

 

1,312.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total external revenue

 

$

5,511.5

 

$

5,420.5

 

$

15,582.5

 

$

16,510.9

 

 

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Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Segment Profit (Loss) (in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil & Gas

 

$

75.3

 

$

189.2

 

$

265.3

 

$

570.8

 

Industrial & Infrastructure

 

(147.4

)

41.6

 

(67.3

)

103.8

 

Government

 

34.7

 

23.6

 

105.0

 

84.8

 

Global Services

 

35.2

 

(5.5

)

94.3

 

67.4

 

Power

 

40.5

 

50.9

 

146.6

 

114.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total segment profit

 

$

38.3

 

$

299.8

 

$

543.9

 

$

941.3

 

 

·        Industrial & Infrastructure. Segment profit for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 included a charge of $163 million (or $0.90 per diluted share) on the Greater Gabbard Project related to estimated cost overruns for a variety of execution challenges, including material and equipment delivery issues. The project forecast has been revised for the cost overruns and includes substantial costs for additional maritime vessels and other subcontractor costs associated with equipment installation, equipment repairs and the estimated schedule impact. Weather-related delays have further impacted the schedule and project cost forecast.

 

Segment profit for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 included a charge of $95 million (or $0.32 per diluted share) for the fixed-price infrastructure joint venture project as discussed in Note 13 above.

 

·        Global Services. Segment profit for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 included the impact of a $45 million provision (or $0.15 per diluted share) for the uncollectability of a client receivable for a paper mill where the company’s scope of work was to recommission, start up and operate the facility.

 

·        Power. Segment profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 included provisions of $63 million (or $0.22 per diluted share) taken earlier in 2010 on a gas-fired power project in Georgia for estimated additional costs to complete the project.

 

A reconciliation of the segment information to consolidated amounts is as follows:

 

Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Earnings Before

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

Taxes (in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total segment profit

 

$

38.3

 

$

299.8

 

$

543.9

 

$

941.3

 

Corporate general and administrative expense

 

(39.6

)

(49.6

)

(98.3

)

(117.0

)

Interest income, net

 

2.6

 

3.1

 

9.3

 

11.1

 

Earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

23.6

 

12.6

 

62.2

 

37.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before taxes

 

$

24.9

 

$

265.9

 

$

517.1

 

$

872.6

 

 

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Total assets by segment are as follows:

 

Total assets (in millions)

 

September 30,
 2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil & Gas

 

$

963.8

 

$

972.3

 

Industrial & Infrastructure

 

934.0

 

675.9

 

Government

 

1,015.6

 

660.3

 

Global Services

 

842.3

 

744.5

 

Power

 

134.2

 

171.0

 

 

The increase in total assets for the Industrial & Infrastructure, Government and Global Services segments was due to an increase in working capital and other assets to support project execution activities, including the Greater Gabbard Project in the Industrial & Infrastructure segment and work to support the United States Army in Afghanistan in the Government segment. Total assets in the Power segment decreased due to a reduction in working capital to support project execution activities.

 

Effective January 1, 2010, the company moved its power services business to the Power segment from the Global Services segment. The operating results and total assets presented above have been recast to reflect this change.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion and analysis is provided to increase understanding of, and should be read in conjunction with, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and notes and the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.  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 Note 16 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements made herein, including statements regarding the company’s projected revenue and earnings levels, cash flow and liquidity, new awards and backlog levels and the implementation of strategic initiatives and organizational changes are forward-looking in nature. Words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect current analysis of existing information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties.  As a result, caution must be exercised in relying on forward-looking statements.  Due to known and unknown risks, the company’s actual results may differ materially from its expectations or projections. Factors potentially contributing to such differences include, among others:

 

·                  Intense competition in the global engineering, procurement and construction industry, which can place downward pressure on our contract prices and profit margins;

·                  The company’s failure to receive anticipated new contract awards and the related impacts on staffing levels and cost;

·                  Difficulties or delays incurred in the execution of contracts, resulting in cost overruns or liabilities, including those caused by the performance of our clients, subcontractors, suppliers and joint venture or teaming partners;

·                  Failure to meet timely completion or performance standards that could result in higher cost and reduced profits or, in some cases, losses on projects;

·                  Decreased capital investment or expenditures, or a failure to make anticipated increased capital investment or expenditures, by the company’s clients;

·                  The cyclical nature of many of the markets the company serves, including our commodity-based business lines, and our vulnerability to downturns;

·                  The financial viability of our clients, subcontractors, suppliers and joint venture or teaming partners;

·                  Client cancellations of, or scope adjustments to, existing contracts, including our government contracts that may be terminated at any time and the related impacts on staffing levels and cost;

·                  A failure to obtain favorable results in existing or future litigation or dispute resolution proceedings;

·                  Client delays or defaults in making payments;

·                  The availability of credit and restrictions imposed by credit facilities, both for the company and our clients;

·                  The potential impact of certain tax matters including, but not limited to, those from foreign operations and the ongoing audits by tax authorities;

·                  Failure to maintain safe work sites;

·                  Changes in global business, economic (including currency risk), political and social conditions;

·                  Civil unrest, security issues, labor conditions and other unforeseeable events in the countries in which we do business, resulting in unanticipated losses;

·                  Possible limitations of bonding or letter of credit capacity;

·                  The impact of anti-bribery and international trade laws and regulations;

·                  The impact of past and future environmental, health and safety regulations;

·                  The company’s ability to identify and successfully integrate acquisitions;

·                  The company’s ability to secure appropriate insurance;

·                  Limitations on cash transfers from subsidiaries that may restrict the company’s ability to satisfy financial obligations or to pay interest or principal when due on outstanding debt;

·                  Restrictions on possible transactions imposed by our charter documents and Delaware law; and

·                  Possible systems and information technology interruptions.

 

While most risks affect only future cost or revenue anticipated by the company, some risks may relate to accruals that have already been reflected in earnings. The company’s 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.

 

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Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in our press releases as well as our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in this Form 10-Q as well as the company’s Form 10-K filed February 25, 2010. These filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, on Fluor’s website at http://investor.fluor.com or upon request from Fluor’s Investor Relations Department at (469) 398-7220. Except as otherwise required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Consolidated revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2010 increased marginally to $5.5 billion from $5.4 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2009, as growth in the Industrial & Infrastructure and Government segments outpaced revenue declines in the other segments. Consolidated revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 declined six percent to $15.6 billion from $16.5 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Revenue increases in the Industrial & Infrastructure, Government and Power segments were more than offset by revenue declines in the Oil & Gas and Global Services segments.

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Fluor Corporation were ($54) million, or ($0.30) per diluted share, and $240 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to net earnings attributable to Fluor Corporation of $162 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, and $536 million, or $2.93 per diluted share, for the corresponding periods of 2009. The decrease in earnings for the 2010 periods was primarily due to the impact of a charge totaling $163 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (“Greater Gabbard”) Project in the United Kingdom and a charge totaling $95 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for a completed infrastructure joint venture project in California, both discussed in more detail in the Industrial & Infrastructure section below. Some of the impact of the charges for the Greater Gabbard Project and the infrastructure joint venture project was offset by improved performance in the 2010 periods on other Industrial & Infrastructure projects in the infrastructure and mining and metals business lines. The 2010 current quarter and year-to-date results were also impacted by the lower volume and associated earnings in the Oil & Gas segment due to slower new award activity related to the global recession, a decline in the demand for new capacity in the refining, petrochemical and polysilicon markets, and a highly competitive business environment that has resulted from changed market conditions. Improved performance was noted in the Government and Global Services segments for both the current quarter and for the first nine months of 2010. The 2010 improvement in the Government segment was primarily the result of a higher level of project execution activities to support the United States Army in Afghanistan. The Global Services segment’s increase in profitability in the 2010 periods compared to the prior year was primarily because the 2009 periods included a $45 million provision related to the uncollectability of a client receivable for a paper mill project. The Power segment contributed higher earnings during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the prior year due to higher contributions from a variety of projects, including the Oak Grove coal-fired power project in Texas which is nearly complete. These positive results were offset somewhat by provisions of $63 million taken earlier in 2010 on a gas-fired power project in Georgia for estimated additional costs to complete the project.

 

The global recession continues to impact the near-term capital investment plans of many of the company’s clients across several of the company’s segments. The timing of the expected recovery for the businesses impacted by the recession remains uncertain, though there are some signs of recovery in the Oil & Gas segment. The global recession has also resulted in a highly competitive business environment that has put increased pressure on margins. This trend 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 content of mining and metals project execution activities, which generally earn lower margins than other projects).

 

The effective tax rate, based on the company’s actual operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was 220.9 percent and 41.6 percent, respectively, compared to 34.6 percent and 34.5 percent for the corresponding periods of 2009. The effective tax rate was higher in the current year periods primarily due to the charge for the Greater Gabbard Project that resulted in a foreign loss without a tax benefit. The company is analyzing the viability of various tax planning strategies that may provide a future tax benefit from the company’s foreign operations, including the losses attributable to the Greater Gabbard Project.

 

Consolidated new awards were $7.6 billion and $20.3 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to new awards of $2.9 billion and $15.1 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. The increase in the new award activity in the current quarter compared to the corresponding quarter of 2009 was primarily due to the Industrial & Infrastructure and Oil & Gas segments. The increase in new awards for the first nine months of 2010 compared to the corresponding period in the prior year was driven by the strength of the mining and metals business line in the Industrial & Infrastructure segment. Approximately 79 percent of consolidated new awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 were for projects located outside of the United States compared to 74 percent for the first nine months of 2009.

 

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Consolidated backlog as of September 30, 2010 increased 18 percent to $33.0 billion from $28.0 billion as of September 30, 2009. As of September 30, 2010, approximately 71 percent of consolidated backlog related to projects located outside the United States compared to 61 percent as of September 30, 2009. Although backlog reflects business which 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.

 

Effective January 1, 2010, the company moved the power services business to the Power segment from the Global Services segment. Operating results, total assets, new awards and backlog have been recast for the Power and Global Services segments to reflect this change.

 

OIL & GAS

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

1,748.8

 

$

2,925.0

 

$

5,648.8

 

$

9,322.9

 

Segment profit

 

75.3

 

189.2

 

265.3

 

570.8

 

 

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 decreased 40 percent and 39 percent respectively, compared to the corresponding periods in 2009. This decrease in revenue is due to reduced project execution activities as a number of large projects have been completed or are near completion. In addition, revenue in the current year periods has been impacted by slower new award activity in recent quarters.

 

Segment profit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 decreased 60 percent and 54 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2009 primarily as the result of the reduced project execution activities and lower new award activity in recent quarters, as noted above. Segment profit in 2010 has also been negatively impacted by a more competitive business environment.

 

Segment profit margin for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was 4.3 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively, compared to 6.5 percent and 6.1 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. The lower segment profit margin for the 2010 periods was primarily due to lower operating leverage as business volume has contracted, along with a more competitive business environment.

 

New awards for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $2.9 billion, compared to $1.2 billion for the corresponding period of 2009. Current quarter awards included a grassroots bitumen extraction and processing facility in Canada and a refinery project in Malaysia. Backlog as of September 30, 2010 decreased 11 percent to $11.7 billion compared to $13.1 billion as of September 30, 2009.

 

The global recession, changing market conditions and a decline in demand for new capacity in the refining, petrochemical and polysilicon markets have resulted in lower new award activity in recent quarters and caused some project cancellations during 2009. As a consequence of the lower level of new awards and the 2009 project cancellations, the segment’s backlog, revenue and segment profit have declined when comparing 2010 periods to the corresponding periods in 2009. Although the segment continues to be impacted by some of the effects of the recession, there are indications that the segment is seeing the initial signs of a recovery as demonstrated by this quarter’s new awards. This recovery is expected to be stronger in certain markets outside of the United States, including the Middle East, Asia and Australia. It is anticipated that a highly competitive business environment will continue to put pressure on margins and, in certain cases, may result in more lump-sum project execution for the segment.

 

Total assets in the segment were $964 million as of September 30, 2010 compared to $972 million as of December 31, 2009.

 

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INDUSTRIAL & INFRASTRUCTURE

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

2,167.7

 

$

1,105.5

 

$

5,230.6

 

$

3,280.1

 

Segment profit (loss)

 

(147.4

)

41.6

 

(67.3

)

103.8

 

 

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 increased 96 percent and 59 percent, respectively, compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, primarily due to substantial growth in the mining and metals business line.

 

Segment profit declined significantly in the three months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009 because the current year period included the impact of significant charges for two infrastructure projects. For 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, a charge of $163 million was taken for estimated cost overruns for a variety of execution challenges, including material and equipment delivery issues. The project forecast has been revised for the cost overruns and includes substantial costs for additional maritime vessels and other subcontractor costs associated with equipment installation, equipment repairs and the estimated schedule impact. Weather-related delays have further impacted the schedule and project cost forecast. The company has taken a number of actions to mitigate further cost escalation and delays to the schedule. The segment also recorded a charge of $95 million during the current quarter for a completed $700 million fixed-price infrastructure joint venture project to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a roadway near San Diego, California. On October 28, 2010 the company received notice of a ruling on the priority of claims made by its joint venture against the bankrupt client entity that impairs the joint venture’s ability to recover cost overruns resulting from owner-directed scope changes that led to quantity growth, cost escalation, additional labor and schedule delays. As a result of the ruling, the company determined that the likelihood of collecting its claims-related costs and certain other amounts it is due is no longer considered probable.

 

The charges for the Greater Gabbard Project and the infrastructure joint venture project were offset somewhat by positive contributions from other projects in the segment during the quarter, including $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. In addition, there were improvements in segment profit for the current quarter compared to the third quarter of last year due to a significantly higher level of project execution activities related to the growth in the mining and metals business line noted above.

 

Segment profit declined significantly in the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2009 primarily as a result of the charges taken for the Greater Gabbard Project and the infrastructure joint venture project, offset somewhat by the other factors impacting current quarter segment profit that are discussed in the preceding paragraph.

 

The company is involved in a dispute in connection with the Greater Gabbard Project. The dispute relates to the company’s claim for additional compensation for schedule and cost impacts arising from delays in the fabrication of monopiles and transition pieces, and disruption and productivity issues associated with construction activities. The company believes the schedule and cost impacts are attributable to the client and other third parties. As of September 30, 2010, the company recorded $171 million of claim revenue related to this issue for costs incurred to date. Additional costs arising from this dispute are expected to be incurred in future quarters. The company believes the ultimate recovery of incurred and future costs is probable. The company will continue to periodically evaluate its position and the amount recognized in revenue with respect to this claim.

 

New awards for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $3.0 billion compared to $494 million for the 2009 comparison period. The new awards in the 2010 period included significant awards in both the infrastructure and mining and metals business lines. New awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 were $11.2 billion compared to $5.3 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, primarily as the result of significant new award activity in the mining and metals business line during 2010. Backlog increased to $17.3 billion as of September 30, 2010 compared to $9.7 billion as of September 30, 2009, driven by the substantial new award activity in the mining and metals business line.

 

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Total assets in the segment increased to $934 million as of September 30, 2010 from $676 million as of December 31, 2009, due to an increase in working capital and other assets to support the Greater Gabbard Project and the increased volume of the segment.

 

GOVERNMENT

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

792.8

 

$

543.8

 

$

2,232.3

 

$

1,393.6

 

Segment profit

 

34.7

 

23.6

 

105.0

 

84.8

 

 

Revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 increased 46 percent and 60 percent, respectively, compared to the same periods in the prior year primarily due to the execution of Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (“LOGCAP IV”) task orders for the United States Army in Afghanistan. Revenue growth in the current year periods for the Savannah River Site Management and Operating Project (“the Savannah River Project”) in South Carolina and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) funded work at Savannah River was offset by a decrease in revenue at the Hanford Environmental Management Project in Washington, which was completed in 2009.

 

Segment profit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 increased 47 percent and 24 percent, respectively, compared to the corresponding 2009 periods primarily as the result of additional work associated with LOGCAP IV task orders. Segment profit margin for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was 4.4 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively, compared to 4.3 percent and 6.1 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. The segment profit margin for the nine month period in 2009 was higher than the corresponding period of the current year because the 2009 period included $15.3 million of income related to awards for equitable adjustment to a fixed-price contract at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

 

New awards for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $1.2 billion compared to $872 million for the same period in 2009. The most significant new awards for the current quarter were for LOGCAP IV task orders and the annual funding for the Savannah River Project. The increase in new awards from the prior year was principally due to increased activity for LOGCAP IV. Backlog of $1.0 billion as of September 30, 2010 decreased compared to September 30, 2009 backlog of $1.3 billion due to project execution activities associated with ARRA multi-year funded work at Savannah River that was awarded in the second quarter of 2009.

 

Total assets in the Government segment increased to $1.0 billion as of September 30, 2010 compared to $660 million as of December 31, 2009 primarily as a result of an increase in working capital to support project execution activities for LOGCAP IV task orders.

 

GLOBAL SERVICES

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

(in millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

418.9

 

$

439.4

 

$

1,084.8

 

$

1,201.6

 

Segment profit

 

35.2

 

(5.5

)

94.3

 

67.4

 

 

Revenue decreased five percent for the three months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009, primarily due to declining activity supporting operations in Iraq in the equipment business line and continued delay of refinery turnarounds and shutdowns and reduction of capital work in the operations and maintenance business line. This decrease was partially offset by an increase in revenue in the operations and maintenance business line for the emergency response efforts in support of the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup. Revenue declined ten percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the corresponding period in the prior year primarily due to the reduction in the equipment business line’s Iraq activities. A revenue decline associated with the impact of the continued economic downturn on plant

 

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modifications and maintenance activities was offset by an increase in revenue related to the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup in the operations and maintenance business line. All of the business lines of the segment continue to be impacted by the weak economy and it remains unclear as to when a broad-based recovery will occur.

 

Segment profit increased for the three months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2009, primarily because the prior year quarter included a $45 million provision related to the uncollectability of a client receivable for a paper mill where the company’s scope of work was to recommission, start up and operate the facility. Segment profit margin was 8.4 percent in the current quarter compared to (1.3) percent for the comparable quarter in 2009 because the 2009 period included the provision for the paper mill receivable.

 

Segment profit increased for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to the corresponding nine months in the prior year, primarily because the prior year period included the $45 million provision for the paper mill receivable noted above. The current year period benefitted from the Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup activities, though the resulting segment profit was more than offset by a decline in the equipment operations in Iraq, the continued delay and reduction in capital work in the operations and maintenance business line and reduced activity in the domestic and European operations of the temporary staffing business line. Segment profit margin increased to 8.7 percent for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from 5.6 percent in the corresponding period in 2009 because the 2009 period included the provision for the paper mill receivable.

 

New awards for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $478 million compared to $110 million for the corresponding period in 2009. Backlog as of September 30, 2010 was $2.2 billion compared to backlog of $1.7 billion as of September 30, 2009. This increase was due to a higher level of new awards for the first nine months of 2010 compared to 2009. 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. In addition, the equipment, temporary staffing and supply chain solutions business lines do not report backlog or new awards.

 

Total assets in the segment were $842 million as of September 30, 2010 compared to $744 million as of December 31, 2009. The increase in total assets resulted from an increase in working capital to support project execution activities.

 

POWER

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,