The Shaw Group Inc.
NYSE : SGR

The Shaw Group Inc.

April 10, 2006 09:01 ET

The Shaw Group Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2006

BATON ROUGE, La.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 10, 2006) -

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR):

-- Record backlog of $7.6 billion reflects strong end markets

-- Quarterly earnings of $0.31 per diluted share vs. prior year of $0.14

-- EPS guidance tightened to upper end of range

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced financial results for the three months ended February 28, 2006. Net income for the three months was $25.3 million, or $0.31 per diluted share. In comparison, for the three months ended February 28, 2005, Shaw reported net income of $9.2 million, or $0.14 per diluted share. Revenues were $1,244.8 million compared to $747.6 million in the prior year period. The current quarter includes charges for the write-off of costs associated with certain acquisition activities, which reduced net income by $2.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share.

Shaw's backlog totaled a record $7.6 billion at February 28, 2006, an increase of $900 million from August 31, 2005. Approximately $3.4 billion, or 45%, of the backlog is expected to be converted during the next 12 months. Over $3.2 billion, or 42%, of the backlog is comprised of projects for fossil fuel, nuclear and other power generating plants, and nearly $1.7 billion, or 23%, of the backlog is made up of the chemical industry projects. Approximately $2.7 billion, or 35%, of the backlog is in the environmental and infrastructure sector, primarily contracts with federal and other governmental agencies, including emergency response and hurricane disaster recovery, and commercial entities.

J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Shaw Group Inc., said, "Our financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 reflect robust activity in each of our business units, with the most significant increase in revenues attributable to our environmental and infrastructure sector, primarily from our emergency response and disaster relief work performed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Our operating results in the Energy & Chemicals unit were lower than expected because of increases in cost estimates on certain domestic clean fuels projects which offset our overall strong results."

Mr. Bernhard added, "We are currently experiencing the strongest industrial market conditions we have seen in decades, over all business lines. These strong markets are reflected in our third sequential record backlog of $7.6 billion and in our confidence to tighten our EPS guidance range to $1.40 to $1.50 per diluted share."

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemical, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with over $3 billion in annual revenues, Shaw employs approximately 22,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. For further information, please visit Shaw's website at www.shawgrp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements - The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for certain forward-looking statements. The statements contained herein that are not historical facts (including without limitation statements to the effect that the Company or its management "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," or other similar expressions) and statements related to revenues, earnings, backlog, or other financial information or results are forward-looking statements based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions and are subject to change based upon various factors. Should one or more of such risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A description of some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K and Form 10-Q reports, and on the Company's website under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements". These documents are also available from the Securities and Exchange Commission or from the Investor Relations department of Shaw. For more information on the company and announcements it makes from time to time on a regional basis visit our website at www.shawgrp.com.



REVENUE AND BACKLOG BY INDUSTRY AND GEOGRAPHY
(Second Quarter Ended February 28, 2006)

Revenue by Industry
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(In Millions) Percentage
----------------- ----------
Environmental & Infrastructure $629.5 51 %
Energy 311.9 25
Chemical 275.7 22
Other Industries 27.7 2
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Total $1,244.8 100 %
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Revenue by Geography
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(In Millions) Percentage
----------------- ----------
United States $1,126.3 90 %
Asia/Pacific Rim 45.9 4
Middle East 46.0 4
Canada 3.4 -
Europe 14.6 1
South America & Mexico 5.2 1
Other 3.4 -
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Total $1,244.8 100 %
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Backlog by Industry
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(In Millions) Percentage
----------------- ----------

Environmental & Infrastructure $2,669.7 35 %
Energy
Nuclear Power 896.0 12
Fossil Fuel 2,214.0 29
Other Power 112.3 1
Chemical 1,662.7 23
Other Industries 24.1 -
----------------- ----------
Total $7,578.8 100 %
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Backlog by Geography
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(In Millions) Percentage
----------------- ----------
Domestic $5,914.6 78 %
International 1,664.2 22
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Total $7,578.8 100 %
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THE SHAW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
February 28, February 28,
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2006 2005 2006 2005
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Revenues $1,244,839 $747,631 $2,382,918 $1,556,157
Cost of revenues 1,144,870 681,054 2,175,104 1,415,469
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Gross profit 99,969 66,577 207,814 140,688
General and
administrative expenses 55,555 45,796 109,932 90,984
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Operating income 44,414 20,781 97,882 49,704
Interest expense (4,971) (9,692) (8,364) (19,345)
Interest income 1,732 1,413 3,479 2,451
Foreign currency
translation gain
(loss), net (129) (996) 817 (2,158)
Other income (expense),
net 722 2,372 (880) 817
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
(2,646) (6,903) (4,948) (18,235)
Income before income
taxes, minority interest,
earnings (loss) from
unconsolidated entities
and income (loss) from and
impairment of discontinued
operations 41,768 13,878 92,934 31,469
Provision for income
taxes 15,850 4,686 34,014 10,915
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Income before minority
interest, earnings
(loss) from unconsolidated
entities and income
(loss) from and impairment
of discontinued operations 25,918 9,192 58,920 20,554
Minority interest, net
of income taxes (706) (1,393) (1,813) (1,537)
Earnings (loss) from
unconsolidated entities,
net of income taxes (1) 1,869 1,137 2,127
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Income from continuing
operations 25,211 9,668 58,244 21,144
Income (loss) from and
impairment of discontinued
operations, net of income
taxes 85 (420) (235) (883)
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Net income $25,296 $9,248 $58,009 $20,261
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Net income per common share:
Basic:
Income from continuing
operations $0.32 $0.15 $0.74 $0.33
Loss from and impairment
of discontinued operations,
net of income taxes - - - (0.01)
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Net income $0.32 $0.15 $0.74 $0.32
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Diluted:
Income from continuing
operations $0.31 $0.14 $0.72 $0.32
Loss from and impairment
of discontinued operations,
net of income taxes - - - (0.01)
----------- --------- ----------- -----------
Net income $0.31 $0.14 $0.72 $0.31
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Contact Information

  • The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge
    Chris D. Sammons, 225-932-2546