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KBR, Inc. Message Board

bbepper 12 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 5, 2015 2:15 PM Member since: Aug 7, 2009
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  • bbepper bbepper Feb 5, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

    What planet are you from?

    These guys gave a huge cash flow problem ....they only pay a low dividend not because they was to only because eliminating the dividend would cause the share price to go even lower....there is no way they are that foley to borrow money to pay an increased dividend

    Think about it

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    Potential Profits Enormous.

    by lcdowner Feb 4, 2015 12:12 PM
    bbepper bbepper Feb 4, 2015 12:24 PM Flag

    I agree that that person is an idiot be very honest if any of you are thinking this stock will double over this yera....I hate to tell you but that will not happen...this nuclear stuff is no small thing and do not think the whole bill goes to westinghouse..

    CBI defnitely has exposure

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    Insurance Protection?

    by rdravin Jan 30, 2015 11:26 AM
    bbepper bbepper Jan 30, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    you are holding the bag because just like Asherman who bought Shaw with very little due diligence you do not understad this business and how Shaw operated . by the way we are in eraly 2015...don't you think there will be more delays coming??? They still have to deal with mechanical and electrical installation...more delays and also watch Sumner at SCANA.

    very poor compnay with little clue

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    Do we have a dividend coming due ?

    by dclk50 Dec 27, 2014 11:00 AM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 28, 2014 6:06 PM Flag

    i sure hope that none of you are buying this becuase they paya dividend....these guys are running through cash and the last thing they want to do is borrow $$ for a dividend. The small dividend they are paying is only because some funds will not buy a stock that pays no dividend per their rules

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    Maintenance Division weighing stock down

    by rws1232002 Dec 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 23, 2014 7:47 PM Flag

    this is a low margin reimbursable business which is nice to have but not all strategic. This in no way drives the business at CBI. It really does not matter much if they lose a few contracts

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    Starting to smell like ENRON.

    by n16m15 Dec 16, 2014 1:11 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 16, 2014 3:13 PM Flag

    too many people on this message board are way too negative.

    This is NOT ENRON. Sure they have some challenges on the nuke stuff and the LNG slowdown but longterm this is an important compnay with exceelent process technologies and a very good fabrication business which includes large tanks, pipe fab etc.

    To me this company has huge long term bares zero resemblance to ENRON.

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    by dukebailey100 Dec 15, 2014 8:48 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 16, 2014 11:33 AM Flag

    real simple answer for you....The big interest in CBI over the last year plus that caused the share price to the mid eighties was based upon: Huge backlog driven primaily by the two nuke plants sites and .the perception that LNG terminals would be huge business. Both of these areas are an imortant part of CBI.

    fast forward ...the nuclear stuff has issues and the LNG stuff has much lower business due to low natural gas/oil prices

    Whatever happened 5 yeras ago is irrelevant to what is going on now with CBI

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    by dukebailey100 Dec 15, 2014 8:48 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 15, 2014 10:08 PM Flag

    You obviously spend a lot of time watching this. I wish you were right. having watched this company and attended a number of investor conferences over the last number of years I think I have a pretty good idea of this company. First they got hit hard for their very poor due diligence of Shaw (and you are me CBI did not fully understand what they bought.)...the new issue with low oil/gas prices is a double hit for anyone in the oil/gas the case of CBI who actually has a very good resume for LNG terminals this is a big hit....I unfortunately have to agree with the street...there will definitely be a slowdown in this area....that even affects FLR ...a company that I own shares in and think very is what it is

    CBI will be a work in progress over a period of time....for you "hope is not a strategy"

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    Blood EVERYWHERE ...

    by fishart4 Dec 11, 2014 8:23 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 12, 2014 8:32 AM Flag

    If you listened to the CC and look at their financials you would see that after the Shaw buyout CBI increased their GOODWILL by about $1 billion. Why do you think they have cash flow problems????? All from buying Shaw...if that does not reflect poor due diligence what does???? By the way the issues with the Nukes only gets worse not better...

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    Blood EVERYWHERE ...

    by fishart4 Dec 11, 2014 8:23 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 11, 2014 8:51 PM Flag

    Guys....very tough situation....first CBI had to deal with a very poor due diligence....that part is on we have low oil/gas prices and the street is over reacting on my case I am buying FLR and XOM because I know that they will come back with no problem...BUt in the case of CBI some more issues before they come back...not sure what their true low price is...just happy I am watching and not part of there problem

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    Need Some Advice

    by banmate7 Dec 9, 2014 1:55 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 10, 2014 9:05 AM Flag

    You sound like you are hoping for someone to buy CBI....BE CAREFUL....HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY

    No company that has any common sense will buy CBI.


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    2015 earnings estimates up over the last 90 days

    by fishart4 Dec 5, 2014 6:16 PM
    bbepper bbepper Dec 8, 2014 9:58 AM Flag

    I could not disagree with your observations any more strongly

    Yes, CBI did a very poor job of due diligence buying Shaw and getting into all of the many issues of that poorly managed operation. They will eventually get the nuclear stuff written off and move on. The rest of of CBI is a good company especially the Lummus part. I don't know how low this will go but this company is not as bad as the perception

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