FMC Technologies, Inc. today reported third quarter 2012 revenue of $1.4 billion, up 10 percent from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.41 compared to $0.50 in the prior-year quarter as improved Subsea Technologies’ results were more than offset by higher non-operating expenses, a weaker North American Surface Technologies market, and less favorable results in our Energy Infrastructure segment.
Total inbound orders were $1.4 billion and included $885.5 million in Subsea Technologies’ orders. Backlog for the Company was $5.3 billion, including Subsea Technologies’ backlog of $4.4 billion.
“Subsea Technologies’ margins increased again this quarter to 12.4 percent,” said John Gremp, Chairman and CEO of FMC Technologies. “Execution has improved and we expect continued solid performance in the coming quarters. We remain positive on the overall subsea market outlook, and expect Subsea Technologies’ revenue to approach $4 billion in 2012. However, North American activity weighs on our Surface Technologies’ outlook. We are revising our full year diluted earnings per share range to $1.85 to $1.95.”
Press Release, October 24, 2012