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Market Intelligence Center  Apr 6  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center  are highlighting two trades on KBR (KBR) today after it closed at $14.62 on Thursday. For more conservative investors, look at...
Forbes  Apr 2  Comment 
KBR settled charges with the SEC that alleged its confidentiality agreements discouraged whistleblowers from coming forward. KBR paid a fine and changed the wording of the agreements.
New York Times  Apr 2  Comment 
The engineering company KBR agreed to pay the agency $130,000 for forcing employees to sign documents that could stifle possible whistle-blowers.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 1  Comment 
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged technology and engineering firm KBR for violating a whistleblower protection rule, its first-ever action against a company for stifling the whistleblowing process.
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 18  Comment 
After closing Tuesday at $14.51, KBR (KBR) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 10.08% return in just 303 days, which is an annualized return of 12.14% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Jan. '16 $13.00 call for...
TheStreet.com  Mar 11  Comment 
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of Jim Cramer, TheStreet, Inc., or any of its contributors.  TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm evaluates over 4,300 stocks on...
Benzinga  Mar 3  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, Jefferies analyst Luke Folta hypothesized that it is "unlikely" that KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) will generate sufficient awards required to maintain its backlogs in 2015 and 2016. "Backlog stability through year end...
TheStreet.com  Feb 27  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of KBR Inc. are lower by 11.74% to $15.79 on heavy volume in early afternoon trading on Friday, after the engineering, construction, and services company reported its 2014 fourth quarter earnings results which...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 27  Comment 
KBR Inc.’s loss widened in its fourth quarter as the company booked heavy charges to restructure its business and posted softer-than-expected revenue.




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KBR, Inc. (KBR) is an international construction, engineering, and services company supporting the energy, government, and civil infrastructure sectors.[1] The Company operates in four segments:Hydrocarbons; Infrastructure, Government & Power ("IGP"); Services; and Other.[1] Revenue from operations in Iraq were 29%, 35%, and 43% of revenue in 2010, 2009, and 2008 respectively, marking decreasing revenues as the war in Iraq winds down.[1] Despite these losses, KBR is partially sheltered from the recession in the United States as a result of extensive operations abroad in countries such as Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.[2]

Business Growth

Almost 80% of KBR's revenue comes from operations abroad, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.[2] As the wars in these two theaters come to an end, revenue will decrease. Revenue from IGP, the segment that deals with contracting in war zones, decreased by 32% between 2009 and 2010.[1] Revenue decreased from $6.3 billion to $4.3 billion in 2009 and 2010 respectively.[1]

Trends and Forces

Infrastructure, Government and Power Revenue Contingent Upon Government Spending

Approximately half of KBR's revenues come from government contracts in war zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq.[1] As operations in Iraq came to an end, KBR incurred a $2 billion loss as a result of decreasing U.S. military need.[1] Furthermore, as international allies end their operations in these theaters, they will have to rely on KBR less for material support.[1]

The Effects of the U.S. Recession are Partially Offset by Operations Abroad

Revenue from international operations has increased to nearly 80% of KBR's total earnings.[1] Though KBR is largely reliant on U.S. and Western government contracts, it has expanded into areas such as Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.[2] These projects namely include building infrastructure for emerging nations; KBR has announced multi-billion dollar contracts to help build mines in Australia and with Rio Tinto and Hancock Prospecting.[2]

Competition

KBR competes directly with a growing industry of government contracts that emerged to take advantage of spending in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as traditional engineering and construction companies. These companies include:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 KBR 2010 Annual Report
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 KBR ranked No. 10 on the Washington Technology 2011 Top 100
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