Market Intelligence Center  Jul 11  Comment 
After Thursday’s trading in KBR (KBR) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option trade-picking algorithms uncovered a trade that offers a 7.98% or 17.98% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 7.59% downside protection. The trade is a Dec....
Reuters  Jul 1  Comment 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear KBR Inc's appeal of a whistleblower case filed by a former employee who accused the contractor of defrauding the U.S. government over work it carried out in Iraq.
Wall Street Journal  Jun 26  Comment 
KBR Inc. said the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals affirmed the government contractor's use of private security contractors during combat operations in Iraq, clearing the way for KBR to recover $45 million for services rendered in 2003 to...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 25  Comment 
After Tuesday’s trading in KBR (KBR) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option trade-picking algorithms uncovered a trade that offers a 4.74% or 19.87% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 7.19% downside protection. The trade is a Sep....
Benzinga  Jun 20  Comment 
In a report published Friday, D.A. Davidson & Co. analyst John B. Rogers reiterated a Buy rating on KBR (NYSE: KBR), but lowered the price target from $38.00 to $30.00. In the report, D.A. Davidson & Co. noted, “KBR reported a first quarter...
SeekingAlpha  Jun 19  Comment 
KBR, Inc. (KBR) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call June 19, 2014 9:00 AM ET Executives Zach Nagle - VP of IR and Communications Stuart Bradie - President and CEO Brian Ferraioli - EVP and CFO Analysts Jamie Cook - Credit...
Benzinga  Jun 19  Comment 
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StreetInsider.com  Jun 19  Comment 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO) 47% LOWER; On June 12, 2014, the Company received a letter from ED (the “June Letter”) in which ED noted outstanding documentation and data that the Company had yet to provide, and asked questions...
TheStreet.com  Jun 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of KBR Inc. are lower by -10.79% to $23.48 in pre-market trading on Thursday after the company reported a net income loss of -$43 million, or 29 cents per diluted share for the 2014 first quarter, versus a net...


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]


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:


  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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