Sprint Pipelines Services, a subsidiary of
Primoris Services Corporation
), has recently been awarded major contract awards from midstream
oil & gas companies to the tune of $90 million.
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Among the contracts, the largest consists of a 95 mile pipeline
with 20 inch diameter stretching from College Station, Texas,
south to Houston, Texas. This pipeline is part of the BridgeTex
Pipeline. This pipeline will transport 300,000 barrels crude oil
on a daily basis between Colorado City and Texas City. Sprint's
work will start in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is slated to be
completed in the second quarter of 2014.
The scope of the second contract consists of a 4.5 miles of
pipeline, 20 inch and 24 inch in diameter, to transport oil
between storage and processing facilities. This is located near
Galena Park, Texas. Work has started in the third quarter of 2013
and will be completed in the first quarter of 2014.
Pearland, Texas-based Sprint came under Primoris' wing in Mar
2012. Sprint provides a comprehensive range of pipeline
construction, maintenance, upgrade, fabrication and specialty
services primarily in the southeastern United States. Sprint is
included in Prmioris' East Construction Services segment.
Primoris has been winning contracts on a regular basis. In
September, the company won contracts worth $155 million covering
pipeline and highway infrastructure projects throughout the
continental U.S. and followed it with a major construction
contract win worth $100 million for two of its industrial
facilities in south Louisiana in early Oct.
Primoris, which belongs to the building and heavy construction
industry along with
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
), reported second-quarter 2013 earnings of 30 cents per share,
up 30% from 23 cents in the year-ago quarter. Primoris'
East Construction Services segment recorded sales of $175 million
in second-quarter 2013, up 12% from the year-ago quarter, led by
the acquisitions of Saxon and FSSI (Force Specialty Services
Inc). Enhanced activity at Sprint and increased water facility
treatment work in Florida and Texas also aided the growth, partly
offset by a decline in the JCG Heavy Civil and Infrastructure
& Maintenance divisions.
Primoris exited the quarter with a total backlog of $1.38
billion. Backlog in the East Construction Services segment stood
at $999 million. Over the next four quarters, Primoris will
recognize revenues of around 45% of the East Construction
Services segment backlog, about 97% of the West Construction
Services segment backlog and 100% of the Engineering segment
backlog. This, in addition to the new contract wins, will boost
the top line.
There remain ample prospects for continued growth across
Primoris' end markets. Improvement in the U.S. energy
infrastructure will drive growth. In addition, the industrial and
water end markets are poised for significant growth in the coming
Dallas, Texas-based Primoris is a specialty contractor and
infrastructure company which serves diverse end markets. The
company also provides a wide range of construction, fabrication,
maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and engineering
services to major public utilities, petrochemical companies,
energy companies, municipalities and other customers.
Primoris currently retains a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Other stocks
in the industry with favorable Zacks ranks are
Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V.
Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Ltd
). Both hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).