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The Babcock & Wilcox Company operates as a specialty constructor of nuclear components for customers in the power and other steam-using industries. The company operates through five segments: Power Generation, Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy, and mPower. The Power Generation segment provides fossil and renewable power generation equipment for capital projects with boiler products and environmental systems. This segment also offers steam generating equipment; technologies to control nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, mercury, acid gasses, and hazardous air emissions; and air pollution control systems and coating/drying equipment. The Nuclear Operations segment manufactures naval nuclear reactors for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, which in turn supplies them to the U.S. Navy for use in submarines and aircraft carriers. The Technical Services segment provides services to the U.S. Government comprising uranium processing, environmental site restoration services, and management and operating services for various U.S. Government-owned facilities. The Nuclear Energy segment supplies commercial nuclear steam generators and components to nuclear utility customers; and provides services for nuclear steam generators and balance of plant equipment, as well as nondestructive examination and tooling/repair solutions. This segment also offers specialized engineering services. The mPower segment is involved in the research and development modular and scalable reactor to produce near-zero emission operations. The company serves utilities; other power producers; pulp and paper mills, petrochemical plants, oil refineries, and steel mills; and the U.S. Government. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

11,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/26/15
Founded in 1867

babcock & wilcox co/the (4BW) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $937.5K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $508.0K
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy ...
Total Annual Compensation: $518.8K
President of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operati...
Total Annual Compensation: $447.9K
Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $470.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

babcock & wilcox co/the (4BW) Key Developments

Babcock & Wilcox Company and Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. Enter into Credit Agreement

On May 11, 2015, The Babcock & Wilcox Company and its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. each entered into a Credit Agreement in connection with the planned spin-off of BW, which will consist of the Company's Power Generation business. In connection with the planned spin-off, the Company expects to change its name to BWX Technologies, Inc. The closing date of each Credit Agreement and the initial funding thereunder are conditioned on the satisfaction of certain conditions, including the contribution of the company's Power Generation business to BW and the repayment of all obligations under the company's existing secured credit facility, other than letters of credit that will be deemed issued under either the BWXT Credit Agreement or the BW Credit Agreement. The company expects that both the BWXT Credit Agreement and the BW Credit Agreement will close immediately prior to the completion of the planned spin-off. The financial covenants, restrictive covenants and events of default in each Credit Agreement are not applicable until the closing date thereof, except with respect to breaches of the representations and warranties. The BWXT Credit Agreement provides for a five-year, senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate amount of up to $400.0 million, the full amount of which will be available for the issuance of letters of credit, and a senior secured term loan facility in an aggregate amount of up to $500.0 million, at least $300.0 million of which must be drawn on the closing date of the BWXT Credit Agreement. The remaining commitment for the term loan expires on December 31, 2015. Obligations under the BWXT Credit Agreement are scheduled to mature on the fifth anniversary of its closing date. The proceeds of loans under the BWXT Credit Agreement will be available to repay all indebtedness under the Company's existing secured credit facility and for working capital needs and other general corporate purposes. The BWXT Credit Agreement includes provisions for additional financial institutions to become lenders, or for any existing lender to increase its commitment thereunder, subject to an aggregate maximum of $250 million for all incremental term loan, revolving credit borrowings and letter of credit commitments.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on June 4, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

On May 1, 2015, The Babcock & Wilcox Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share. The dividend will be payable on June 4, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 14, 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $730.6 million, an increase of 10.4%, compared to $662.0 million for the first quarter of 2014. GAAP operating income increased $17.2 million or an increase of 32.1% to $70.8 million compared to $53.6 million in the same period of 2014. Excluding these charges, adjusted operating income for the first quarter of 2015 was $78.4 million or an increase of 39.3% compared to adjusted operating income of $56.3 million in the first quarter of 2014. The Company generated $5.0 million of cash from operations compared with $113.5 million net cash used in operating activities in the first quarter of 2014. Income before Provision for income taxes was $66,907,000 compared to $54,482,000 a year ago. Net Income was $45,041,000 compared to $41,154,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company of $45,257,000 compared to $45,044,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.42 compared to $0.41 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $5,044,000 compared to net cash used in operating activities of $113,517,000 a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was $21,349,000 compared to $21,214,000 a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. For the period, the company announced that segment guidance provided for 2015 remains largely unchanged at the business unit level with a shift in the timing to expect 45%, rather than 40%, of full year operating income to be realized in the first half of the year.

Babcock & Wilcox Mulls Acquisitions

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. and The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) are seeking acquisitions. In a filing, the company stated that "as separate companies, (B&W) believes each company's stock can also serve as a more attractive acquisition 'currency' to potential acquisition targets."


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