ShawCor Ltd has announced first quarter revenue of $479.1 million increased by $24.4 million, or 5%, from $454.7 million reported in the first quarter a year ago. Revenue also increased by 17% from the $409.8 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Net income (attributable to shareholders of the Company) in the first quarter was $61.9 million (or $1.03 per share diluted) compared with net income of $70.6 million (or $1.01 per share diluted) in the first quarter of the prior year.
Bill Buckley, Chief Executive Officer of ShawCor Ltd. remarked: “Our first quarter 2014 financial results showed a significant increase over the level reported in the fourth quarter and also exceeded the exceptional performance reported in the first quarter a year ago. The improvement in margins over the fourth quarter resulted from higher revenues in all of our global regions combined with particularly strong gross margins at our Asia Pacific region where we benefitted from excellent execution performance on the Inpex Ichthys Flowlines project.”
Buckley added: “With the Inpex Ichthys Flowlines project scheduled for completion in the second quarter, we continue to expect that revenue and earnings in the second half of this year will decline compared with the performance from the first quarter. In order to achieve future revenue growth, the Company is focused on securing a significant share of the large projects that are currently in the outstanding bid stage, as well as pursuing organic growth and acquisition initiatives in the Company’s pipeline services and composite pipe businesses. With the current backlog of $642 million and the value of outstanding bids exceeding $800 million, the Company has excellent prospects for revenue and earnings growth in 2015 and beyond.”
Press Release, May 02, 2014