Benzinga  Oct 15  Comment 
The9 (NASDAQ: NCTY) shares fell 2.91% to touch a new 52-week low of $2.00. The9 shares have dropped 26.16% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 10.582% in the same period. Key Tronic (NASDAQ: KTCC) shares fell 16.24% to...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 26  Comment 
After Thursday’s trading in KBR (KBR) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 6.26% or 20.23% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 6.53% downside protection....
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 25  Comment 
Wednesday’s trading in KBR (KBR) gives options traders an opportunity for a 7.14% return. By selling the Mar. '15 $19.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $13.00 level for a net debit of $5.60, traders will book a profit as long as the...
WA Business News  Sep 16  Comment 
Woodside Energy, WorleyParsons and KBR picked up the overall prize at the 2014 WA Engineering Excellence awards last night for their project entry, the $5 billion North Rankin Redevelopment project, which exports gas to the Karratha gas plant.
Forbes  Sep 9  Comment 
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/11/14, Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG), KBR Inc (NYSE: KBR), and United Stationers Inc. (NASD: USTR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Airgas Inc. will...
StreetInsider.com  Aug 19  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Changes/KBR%2C+Inc.+%28KBR%29+Adds+Chevron+%28CVX%29+Exec+Blackwell+as+Director/9765402.html for the full story.
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 12  Comment 
Monday’s trading in KBR (KBR) gives options traders an opportunity for a 15.94% return. By selling the Dec. '14 $21.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $13.00 level for a net debit of $6.90, traders will book a profit as long as the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 6  Comment 
By Alpha Gen Capital: KBR (NYSE:KBR) continues to shoot itself in the foot with company-specific missteps that have sidetracked it from a decent long-term story. The company reported weak second quarter results that were well below consensus...
Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN) shares touched a new 52-week low of $27.30 after the company reported Q2 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $468.60 million. Baird downgraded the stock from Outperform to Neutral. KBR (NYSE: KBR) shares fell...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 31  Comment 
KBR Inc. swung to a second-quarter loss as the defense contractor reported its 20th-consecutive period of declining revenue.


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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