Tutor Perini Corporation
) has announced that its unit, Lunda Construction Company, has
secured a $61 million contract from Wisconsin Department of
Transportation (WisDOT), to build five new bridges and four
retaining walls. The scope of the project also includes related
grading and storm sewer work.
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The work under this contract includes the construction of
DePere-Suamico, Memorial Drive to CTH M, IH 43 Early Structures,
and USH 41 project near Green Bay. The construction work is
scheduled to start in Sep 2013 and is estimated to be concluded
in May 2015. The company expects to book the value of the
contract into the backlog for the third quarter of 2013.
Tutor Perini reported total backlog of $6.6 billion at the end of
the second quarter, up 12% year over year. The growth was mainly
driven by $1.3 billion of new awards in the Civil segment.
Tutor Perini retained its earnings guidance for 2013 in the band
of $1.65-$1.90 per share. The company expects the third quarter
to be benefited by new awards, bookings and a strong backlog. The
company continues to win complex, civil and building projects.
Its civil market is also likely to remain strong. The Civil
segment will deliver strong results as the tunneling work on the
Alaskan Viaduct has commenced full-scale.
One of Tutor Perini's peers,
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
), reported second-quarter adjusted earnings of $112.3 million or
$1.04 per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
However, adjusted net income was up 38.6% year over year, on the
back of strong project activities and robust backlog during the
Sylmar, Calif.-based Tutor Perini Corporation is a leading civil
and building construction company, offering diversified general
contracting and design-build services to private clients and
public agencies globally.
Tutor Perini currently retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Among
other stocks in the same industry,
Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited
) with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) are worth considering.