Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021. Revenue for the quarter was $3.2 billion, with a net loss from continuing operations of $14 million, or $0.08 per common share. Results for the quarter include a charge related to a legacy infrastructure project. Results were also negatively impacted by $49 million of foreign currency effects and certain other adjustments outlined in the table at the end of this release. Excluding the $49 million of other adjustments, and using the higher diluted weighted average share count for this level of earnings, adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.32. The weighted average share count for the second quarter of 156 million reflects the effect of the convertible preferred offering. Consolidated segment profit for the quarter, which includes NuScale expenses, was $67.2 million compared to $72.4 million in the second quarter of 2020.
“I am confident that we remain on the right path to achieve the strategic priorities that we established earlier this year,” said David Constable, chief executive officer of Fluor. “Despite a charge on a legacy infrastructure project in the quarter, I am otherwise pleased with the progress we are making on the remaining fixed price projects in our portfolio.”
Second quarter new awards were $1.4 billion, and ending consolidated backlog was $21.1 billion, down from $23.8 billion last quarter. Fluor’s cash and marketable securities at the end of the quarter were $2.7 billion compared to $2.0 billion last quarter due to proceeds from the convertible preferred offering. Since completing the offering, Fluor has retired approximately $26 million in debt and anticipates using the proceeds from the convertible preferred offering to retire additional debt by the end of the year. Corporate general and administrative (G&A) expenses in the second quarter were $31 million, down from the first quarter due to the impact of stock price driven incentive compensation.
Fluor is raising its full year adjusted EPS guidance from a range of $0.46 to $0.71 per diluted share to a range of $0.60 to $0.80 per diluted share. Initial and revised guidance reflects the impact of the higher share count and assumes a diluted share count of 170 million shares in the second half of the year. Full year adjusted net income guidance is raised from a range of $71 million to $113 million to a range of $94 million to $128 million.
Adjusted EPS guidance excludes NuScale-related expenses and other adjustments. For the second half of 2021, we see some headwinds and inconsistency in new awards as the optimism in post-pandemic capital spending from clients is partially offset by concerns about cost growth for labor and materials.
Energy Solutions reported a profit of $109 million in the second quarter, up from $43 million in the second quarter of 2020. Revenue for the second quarter was $1.3 billion, down from $1.5 billion in the previous year. Profit for the quarter reflects the negotiation of change orders, scope increases and cost improvements across numerous projects. Results also include the collection of a previously reserved account receivable and the reversal of the related position. New awards in the quarter totaled $661 million compared to $197 million in the second quarter of 2020. Ending backlog was $10.6 billion compared to $11.1 billion last quarter.
Urban Solutions reported a loss of $68 million in the second quarter compared to a profit of $39 million in the second quarter of 2020. Revenue for the second quarter was $1.2 billion, down from $1.5 billion in the previous year. Results for the quarter reflect charges of $138 million for procurement and subcontractor cost growth, delays, and disruptions in the schedule of a legacy infrastructure project where Fluor is not the lead operating partner. We believe that these cost growth factors may be partially recoverable under the contract. However, we expect that it will require several quarters to analyze recoverability and negotiate with our client before the accounting standards allow any recognition of incremental revenue for these factors. New awards in the quarter totaled $617 million, compared to $791 million in the second quarter of 2020. Ending backlog was $8.0 billion compared to $9.7 billion last quarter, primarily due to the cancellation of a steel project and continued new award softness.
Mission Solutions reported a profit of $45 million in the second quarter, up from $10 million a year ago. Revenue for the second quarter was $707 million, down from $724 million in the previous year. Results for the quarter reflect increased execution activity on DOE projects, higher than anticipated performance-based fees, and the release of COVID-19 cost reserves, offset by a decline in execution activity on army logistics and life support programs in Afghanistan and Africa. New awards in the quarter totaled $92 million compared to $941 million in the second quarter of 2020. Ending backlog was $2.4 billion compared to $3.0 billion last quarter.
The Other segment, comprised entirely of NuScale, recognized expenses of $19 million for the second quarter, flat compared to a year ago. No cash was contributed by Fluor during the quarter to fund NuScale expenses. During the second quarter, NuScale received an additional $60 million in outside investment to fund their path to commercialization. For the first seven months of this year, NuScale has received a total of $192 million in outside investment.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains discussions of consolidated segment profit, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS that would be deemed non-GAAP financial measures under SEC rules. Segment profit is calculated as revenue less cost of revenue and earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests excluding the following: corporate general and administrative expense; impairment, restructuring and other exit costs; interest expense; interest income; domestic and foreign income taxes; other non-operating income and expense items; and earnings from discontinued operations. The company believes that consolidated segment profit provides a meaningful perspective on its business results as it is the aggregation of individual segment profit measures that the company utilizes to evaluate and manage its business performance. Adjusted net income is defined as net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Fluor excluding NuScale related expenses and the impact of foreign exchange income items, restructuring, impairments and certain non-recurring or unusual items. Adjusted EPS is defined as adjusted net income divided by diluted shares outstanding. The company believes adjusted net income and adjusted EPS allow investors to evaluate the company’s ongoing earnings on a normalized basis and make meaningful period-over-period comparisons. Reconciliations of consolidated segment profit, adjusted net income and adjusted EPS to the most comparable GAAP measures are included in the press release tables. The company is unable to provide a reconciliation of its adjusted net income and adjusted EPS guidance to the most comparable GAAP measures because it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty all of the components required to provide such reconciliation, including the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, which are uncertain and could have a material impact on GAAP reported results for the guidance period.
About Fluor Corporation
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is building a better world by applying world-class expertise to solve its clients’ greatest challenges. Fluor’s 44,000 employees provide professional and technical solutions that deliver safe, well-executed, capital-efficient projects to clients around the world. Fluor had revenue of $14.2 billion in 2020 and is ranked 196 among the Fortune 500 companies. With headquarters in Irving, Texas, Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement and construction services for more than 100 years. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com or follow Fluor on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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SUMMARY FINANCIALS AND U.S. GAAP RECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED SEGMENT PROFIT
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Total segment profit (loss) $ and margin %
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Less: Net earnings (loss) from Cont Ops attributable to NCI
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Less: Dividends on convertible preferred stock
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Total new awards
New awards related to projects located outside of the U.S.
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RECONCILIATION OF INITIAL GUIDANCE TO UPDATED GUIDANCE TO ACCOUNT FOR DILUTION OF SHARES
Initial Full Year Guidance
Initial adjusted EPS guidance
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Actual adjusted net income 1H 2021 (B)
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Remaining adjusted net income (A-B)
Revised diluted share count (in millions)
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Previous full year guidance with impact of dilution (C+D)
Updated Guidance Range (E)
2H Implied EPS (E-C)
2H Implied Net Income (F)
Full Year Net Income (B+F)