KBR 03.31.2013 10Q



 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
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Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013
OR
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Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the transition period from             to
Commission File Number 1-33146
 
 
 
KBR, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(a Delaware Corporation)
20-4536774
601 Jefferson Street
Suite 3400
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Telephone Number – Area Code (713) 753-3011
 


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As of April 12, 2013, there were 147,809,878 shares of KBR, Inc. common stock, $0.001 par value per share, outstanding.

 




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Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This report contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor provisions for forward looking information. Some of the statements contained in this quarterly report are forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include information concerning our possible or assumed future financial performance and results of operations.

We have based these statements on our assumptions and analyses in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances. Forward-looking statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results, and actual future results could differ materially from those described in such statements. While it is not possible to identify all factors, factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially include the risks and uncertainties disclosed in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K contained in Part I under "Risk Factors."

Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Any of these factors, or a combination of these factors, could materially and adversely affect our future financial condition or results of operations and the ultimate accuracy of the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance, and our actual results and future developments may differ materially and adversely from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We caution against putting undue reliance on forward-looking statements or projecting any future results based on such statements or on present or prior earnings levels. In addition, each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

KBR, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In millions, except for per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Revenue:
 
 
 
Services
$
1,829

 
$
1,964

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates, net
30

 
37

Total revenue
1,859

 
2,001

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
Cost of services
1,673

 
1,838

General and administrative
52

 
55

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets, net
1

 
(4
)
Total operating costs and expenses
1,726

 
1,889

Operating income
133

 
112

Interest expense, net
(1
)
 
(2
)
Foreign currency losses, net
(4
)
 
(1
)
Other non-operating expense
(1
)
 
(2
)
Income before income taxes and noncontrolling interests
127

 
107

Provision for income taxes
(30
)
 
(9
)
Net income
97

 
98

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(9
)
 
(7
)
Net income attributable to KBR
$
88

 
$
91

Net income attributable to KBR per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.59

 
$
0.61

Diluted
$
0.59

 
$
0.61

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
147

 
148

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
148

 
149

Cash dividends declared per share
$

 
$
0.05

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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KBR, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Net income
97

 
98

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
Net cumulative translation adjustments (“CTA”):
 
 
 
Cumulative translation adjustments, net of tax
(8
)
 
2

Reclassification adjustment for CTA included in net income
1

 
(3
)
Net cumulative translation adjustment, net of tax of $0 and $0
(7
)
 
(1
)
Pension liability adjustments, net of tax:
 
 
 
Reclassification adjustment for pension liability losses included in net income, net of taxes of $2 and $2
7

 
5

Unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives:
 
 
 
Unrealized holding gains (losses) on derivatives, net of tax
(1
)
 
1

Reclassification adjustments for losses included in net income

 
2

Net unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives, net of taxes of $0 and $(1)
(1
)
 
3

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(1
)
 
7

Comprehensive income
96

 
105

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(9
)
 
(8
)
Comprehensive income attributable to KBR
87

 
97

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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KBR, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In millions, except share data)
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2013
 
2012
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and equivalents
$
904

 
$
1,053

Receivables:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debts of $16 and $15
1,280

 
1,196

Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts
784

 
704

Total receivables
2,064

 
1,900

Current deferred income tax asset
194

 
251

Other current assets
333

 
464

Total current assets
3,495

 
3,668

Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $355 and $356 (including net PPE of $65 and $72 owned by a variable interest entity - See Note 10)
390

 
390

Goodwill
778

 
779

Intangible assets, net
94

 
99

Equity in and advances to related companies
202

 
217

Noncurrent deferred tax asset
164

 
203

Noncurrent unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts
294

 
294

Other noncurrent assets
130

 
117

Total assets
$
5,547

 
$
5,767

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
766

 
$
756

Due to former parent, net
49

 
49

Advance billings on uncompleted contracts
522

 
536

Reserve for estimated losses on uncompleted contracts
47

 
56

Employee compensation and benefits
226

 
242

Current non-recourse project-finance debt of a variable interest entity (Note 10)
9

 
10

Other current liabilities
404

 
628

Total current liabilities
2,023

 
2,277

Noncurrent employee compensation and benefits
471

 
511

Noncurrent non-recourse project-finance debt of a variable interest entity (Note 10)
79

 
84

Other noncurrent liabilities
211

 
217

Noncurrent income tax payable
89

 
90

Noncurrent deferred tax liability
75

 
77

Total liabilities
2,948

 
3,256

KBR Shareholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 173,515,165 and 173,218,898 shares issued, and 147,751,679 and 147,584,764 shares outstanding

 

Paid-in capital in excess of par
2,056

 
2,049

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(611
)
 
(610
)
Retained earnings
1,797

 
1,709

Treasury stock, 25,763,486 shares and 25,634,134 shares, at cost
(610
)
 
(606
)
Total KBR shareholders’ equity
2,632

 
2,542

Noncontrolling interests
(33
)
 
(31
)
Total shareholders’ equity
2,599

 
2,511

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
5,547

 
$
5,767

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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KBR, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
97

 
$
98

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
15

 
16

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
(30
)
 
(37
)
Deferred income tax expense
81

 
25

Other
8

 
6

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables
(95
)
 
132

Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts
(88
)
 
(148
)
Accounts payable
17

 
(4
)
Advance billings on uncompleted contracts
(5
)
 
(181
)
Accrued employee compensation and benefits
(28
)
 
(29
)
Reserve for loss on uncompleted contracts
(10
)
 
(4
)
Repayment of advances to unconsolidated affiliates, net

 
(3
)
Distributions of earnings from unconsolidated affiliates
41

 
12

Other, net
(96
)
 
10

Total cash flows used in operating activities
(93
)
 
(107
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(20
)
 
(16
)
Acquisition of business, net

 
(2
)
Return of capital from equity method joint ventures

 
3

Total cash flows used in investing activities
(20
)
 
(15
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Payments to reacquire common stock
(6
)
 
(7
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests, net
(11
)
 
(5
)
Payments of dividends to shareholders

 
(7
)
Net proceeds from issuance of stock
2

 
2

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation

 
2

Total cash flows used in financing activities
(15
)
 
(15
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(21
)
 
8

Decrease in cash and equivalents
(149
)
 
(129
)
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period
1,053

 
966

Cash and equivalents at end of period
$
904

 
$
837

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
$
3

 
$
5

Cash paid for income taxes (net of refunds)
$
17

 
$
14

Noncash operating activities
 
 
 
Other assets change for Barracuda arbitration (Note 7)
$
(219
)
 
$
3

Other liabilities change for Barracuda arbitration (Note 7)
$
219

 
$
(3
)
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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KBR, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1. Description of Company and Basis of Presentation

KBR, Inc., a Delaware corporation, was formed on March 21, 2006. KBR, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “KBR”) is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbons, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial and commercial markets. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we offer a wide range of services through our Hydrocarbons; Infrastructure, Government and Power (“IGP”); Services; and Other business segments. See Note 4 for additional financial information about our business segments.

Principles of consolidation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial statements and do not include all annual disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”).  These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC.  We believe that the presentation and disclosures herein are adequate to make the information not misleading, and the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all normal adjustments that management considers necessary for a fair presentation of our condensed consolidated results of operations, financial position and cash flows.  Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year 2013 or any other future periods.

Our condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of majority-owned, controlled subsidiaries and variable interest entities where we are the primary beneficiary (see Note 10). The equity method is used to account for investments in affiliates in which we have the ability to exert significant influence over the affiliates’ operating and financial policies. The cost method is used when we do not have the ability to exert significant influence. All intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.

Use of estimates

The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. We believe the most significant estimates and judgments are associated with revenue recognition on engineering and construction contracts and government contracts, recognition of estimated losses on uncompleted contracts, recoverability assessments that must be periodically performed with respect to goodwill and intangible asset balances and deferred tax assets, estimation of pension obligations, assessment of variable interest entities as well as the determination of liabilities related to contingencies. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

Certain prior quarter amounts have been reclassified to conform to current quarter presentation on the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

Accounting for pre-contract costs

Pre-contract costs incurred in anticipation of a specific contract award are deferred only if the costs can be directly associated with a specific anticipated contract and their recoverability from that contract is probable. Pre-contract costs related to unsuccessful bids are written off no later than the period we are informed that we are not awarded the specific contract. Costs related to one-time activities such as introducing a new product or service, conducting business in a new territory, conducting business with a new class of customer or commencing new operations are expensed when incurred. We had no deferred pre-contract costs at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012.

Cash and equivalents

We consider all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents. Cash and equivalents include cash related to contracts in progress as well as cash held by our joint ventures that we consolidate for accounting purposes. Joint venture cash balances are limited to joint venture activities and are not available for other projects, general cash needs or distributions to us without approval of the board of directors of the respective joint ventures. Cash held by

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our joint ventures that we consolidate for accounting purposes totaled approximately $197 million at March 31, 2013 and $201 million at December 31, 2012. We expect to use the cash in these joint ventures to pay project costs.

Accounting for retainage receivable

Retainage receivable represents balances billed but not paid by clients pursuant to retainage provisions in the contracts and will be due upon completion of specific tasks or the completion of the contract. Our retainage receivable excludes amounts withheld under Form 1s related to certain contracts with the U.S. government (see Note 5). As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the current portion of retainage receivable included in accounts receivable was $100 million and $84 million, respectively, and the noncurrent portion of retainage receivable included in other noncurrent assets was $12 million and $11 million, respectively.

Note 2. Income per Share

Basic income per share is based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive income per share includes additional common shares that would have been outstanding if potential common shares with a dilutive effect had been issued using the treasury stock method. A reconciliation of the number of shares used for the basic and diluted income per share calculations is as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Millions of Shares
2013
 
2012
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
147

 
148

Stock options and restricted shares
1

 
1

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
148

 
149


For purposes of applying the two-class method in computing earnings per share, net earnings allocated to participating securities was approximately $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The diluted earnings per share calculation did not include 1.2 million and 0.6 million antidilutive weighted average shares for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Note 3. Percentage-of-Completion Contracts

Unapproved change orders and claims

The amounts of unapproved change orders and claims included in determining the profit or loss on contracts and recorded in current and noncurrent unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts are as follows:
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
Millions of dollars
2013
 
2012
Claims
$
129

 
$
126

Unapproved change orders
$
57

 
$
35


As of March 31, 2013, claims and unapproved change orders related to several projects. Included in the table above are claims associated with the reimbursable portion of an EPC contract to construct an LNG facility for which we have recognized additional contract revenue totaling $109 million. The claims on this project represent incremental subcontractor costs that we are legally entitled to recover from the customer under the terms of the EPC contract. See Note 5 for a discussion of U.S. government claims, which are not included in the table above. Also included in the table above are unapproved change orders of $37 million related to a building expansion project and $16 million associated with our two Indonesian projects for which we are currently negotiating contractual terms with the customer.

For our unconsolidated subsidiaries, our share of claims and unapproved change orders was $16 million and $30 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2013.

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Liquidated damages

Many of our engineering and construction contracts have milestone due dates that if not met could subject us to penalties for liquidated damages if claims are asserted and we were responsible for the delays. These generally relate to specified activities that must be completed within a project by a set contractual date or achievement of a specified level of output or throughput of a plant we construct. Each contract defines the conditions under which a customer may make a claim for liquidated damages. However, in some instances, liquidated damages are not asserted by the customer, but the potential to do so is used in negotiating claims and closing out the contract.

Based upon our evaluation of our performance and other legal analysis, we have not accrued for possible liquidated damages related to several projects totaling $2 million at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively, (including amounts related to our share of unconsolidated subsidiaries) that we could incur based upon completing the projects as currently forecasted.

Advances

We receive customer advances in the normal course of business.  Most of these are periodic progress payments and are applied to invoices usually within one to three months. However, as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, we held advances from customers of $73 million and $82 million, respectively, which were designed to assist us in financing project activity including subcontractor costs. These balances are included in advance billings on uncompleted contracts in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. For these customers, the balances in trade accounts receivable and unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts exceeded the amount of the advances.

Changes in Estimates

During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, significant revisions to contract estimates had a $38 million positive impact on the segment operating income of our Hydrocarbons business group as a result of revised project estimates on two of our projects in our Gas Monetization business unit.

Note 4. Business Segment Information

We provide a wide range of services and the management of our business is heavily focused on major projects within each of our reportable segments. At any given time, a relatively few number of projects and joint ventures represent a substantial part of our operations. Our equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates that are accounted for using the equity method of accounting is included in revenue of the applicable segment.

Reportable segment performance is evaluated by our chief operating decision maker using operating segment income which is defined as operating segment revenue less the cost of services and segment overhead directly attributable to the operating segment. Reportable segment income excludes certain cost of services and general and administrative expenses directly attributable to the operating segment that is managed and reported at the corporate level and corporate general and administrative expenses. Labor cost absorption in the following table represents income or expense generated by our central service labor and resource groups for amounts charged to the operating segments. Additionally in the following table, depreciation and amortization associated with corporate assets are allocated to our operating segments for determining operating income or loss.


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The table below presents information on our reportable segments.
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Millions of dollars
2013
 
2012
Revenue:
 
 
 
Hydrocarbons
$
947

 
$
1,116

Infrastructure, Government and Power
407

 
518

Services
485

 
348

Other
20

 
19

Total revenue
$
1,859

 
$
2,001

Segment operating income:
 
 
 
Hydrocarbons
$
148

 
$
105

Infrastructure, Government and Power
27

 
39

Services
18

 
12

Other
7

 
10

Segment operating income
200

 
166

Unallocated amounts:
 
 
 
Labor cost absorption income (expense)
(15
)
 
1

Corporate general and administrative expense
(52
)
 
(55
)
Total operating income
$
133

 
$
112


Note 5. U.S. Government Matters

We provide substantial work under our government contracts to the United States Department of Defense (“DoD”) and other governmental agencies. These contracts include our worldwide United States Army logistics contracts, known as LogCAP III and IV.

Given the demands of working in Iraq and elsewhere for the U.S. government, we have disagreements and have experienced performance issues with the various government customers for which we work. When performance issues arise under any of our government contracts, the government retains the right to pursue remedies, which could include termination, under any affected contract. If any contract were so terminated, our ability to secure future contracts could be adversely affected, although we would receive payment for amounts owed for our allowable costs under cost-reimbursable contracts. Other remedies that could be sought by our government customers for any improper activities or performance issues include sanctions such as forfeiture of profits, suspension of payments, fines and suspensions or debarment from doing business with the government. Further, the negative publicity that could arise from disagreements with our customers or sanctions as a result thereof could have an adverse effect on our reputation in the industry, reduce our ability to compete for new contracts and may also have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flow.

We have experienced and expect to be a party to various claims against us by employees, third parties, soldiers, subcontractors and others that have arisen out of our work in Iraq such as claims for wrongful termination, personal injury claims by third parties and army personnel, and subcontractor claims. While we believe we conduct our operations safely, the environments in which we operate often lead to these types of claims. We believe the vast majority of these claims are governed by the Defense Base Act or precluded by other defenses. We have a dispute resolution program under which most employment claims are subject to binding arbitration. However, as a result of amendments to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, certain types of employee claims cannot be compelled to binding arbitration. An unfavorable resolution or disposition of these matters could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flow.


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Government Compliance Matters

The negotiation, administration and settlement of our contracts with the U.S. government, consisting primarily of DoD contracts, are subject to audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”), which serves in an advisory role to the Defense Contract Management Agency (“DCMA”), which is responsible for the administration of our contracts. The scope of these audits include, among other things, the allowability, allocability and reasonableness of incurred costs, approval of annual overhead rates, compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”), compliance with certain unique contract clauses and audits of certain aspects of our internal control systems. Issues identified during these audits are typically discussed and reviewed with us, and certain matters are included in audit reports issued by the DCAA, with its recommendations to our customer’s Administrative Contracting Officer (“ACO”). We attempt to resolve all issues identified in audit reports by working directly with the DCAA and the ACO. When agreement cannot be reached, the DCAA may issue a Form 1, “Notice of Contract Costs Suspended and/or Disapproved,” which recommends withholding the previously paid amounts or it may issue an advisory report to the ACO. KBR is permitted to respond to these actions and provide additional support. At March 31, 2013, we have open Form 1s from the DCAA recommending suspension of payments totaling approximately $283 million associated with our contract costs incurred in prior years, of which $138 million has been withheld from our current billings. As a consequence, for certain of these matters, we have withheld $50 million from our subcontractors under the payment terms of those contracts. In addition, we have outstanding demand letters received from our customer requesting that we remit a total of $99 million of disapproved costs for which we do not believe we have a legal obligation to pay. We continue to work with our ACOs, the DCAA and our subcontractors to resolve these issues. However, for certain of these matters, we have filed claims with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) or the United States Court of Federal Claims (“U.S. COFC”).

KBR excludes from billings to the U.S. government costs that are potentially unallowable, expressly unallowable, or mutually agreed to be unallowable, or not allocable to government contracts pursuant to applicable regulations. Revenue recorded for government contract work is reduced at the time we identify and estimate potentially refundable costs related to issues that may be categorized as disputed or unallowable as a result of cost overruns or the audit process. Our estimates of potentially unallowable costs are based upon, among other things, our internal analysis of the facts and circumstances, terms of the contracts and the applicable provisions of the FAR and CAS, quality of supporting documentation for costs incurred and subcontract terms as applicable. From time to time, we engage outside counsel to advise us on certain matters in determining whether certain costs are allowable. We also review our analysis and findings with the ACO as appropriate. In some cases, we may not reach agreement with the DCAA or the ACO regarding potentially unallowable costs which may result in our filing of claims in various courts such as the ASBCA or the U.S. COFC. We only include amounts in revenue related to disputed and potentially unallowable costs when we determine it is probable that such costs will result in the collection of revenue. We generally do not recognize additional revenue for disputed or potentially unallowable costs for which revenue has been previously reduced until we reach agreement with the DCAA and/or the ACO that such costs are allowable.

Certain issues raised as a result of contract audits and other investigations are discussed below.

Private Security. In 2007, we received a Form 1 from the Department of the Army ("Army") informing us of their intent to adjust payments under the LogCAP III contract associated with the cost incurred for the years 2003 through 2006 by certain of our subcontractors to provide security to their employees. Based on that notice, the Army withheld its initial assessment of $20 million. The Army based its initial assessment on one subcontract wherein, based on communications with the subcontractor, the Army estimated 6% of the total subcontract costs related to the private security. We subsequently received Form 1s from the DCAA disapproving an additional $83 million of costs for a total of $103 million alleged to have been incurred by us and our subcontractors to provide security during the same periods. In late January 2013, the Principal Contracting Officer (PCO) issued a Contracting Officers Final Determination (“COFD”) which concluded that only $55 million was properly subject to challenge and therefore, the prior Form 1 for $103 million was no longer relevant. The Army has withheld an additional $25 million in payments from us bringing the total payments withheld to $45 million as of March 31, 2013 out of the Form 1s issued to date of $55 million. Of these amounts, approximately $20 million relates to indirect costs of security incurred by KBR and the remainder relates to alleged costs incurred by KBR's subcontractors.

The Army indicated that they believe our LogCAP III contract prohibits us and our subcontractors from billing costs of privately armed security. We believe that, while the LogCAP III contract anticipates that the Army will provide force protection to KBR employees, it does not prohibit us or any of our subcontractors from using private security services to provide force protection to KBR or subcontractor personnel. In addition, a significant portion of our subcontracts are competitively bid fixed price subcontracts. As a result, we do not receive details of the subcontractors’ cost estimate nor are we legally entitled to it. Further, we have not paid our subcontractors any additional compensation for security services. Accordingly, we believe that we are entitled to reimbursement by the Army for the cost of services provided by us or our subcontractors, even if they incurred costs for private force protection services. Therefore, we do not agree with the Army’s position that such costs are unallowable and that they are entitled to withhold amounts incurred for such costs.

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We have provided at the Army’s request information that addresses the use of armed security either directly or indirectly charged to LogCAP III. In 2007, we filed a complaint in the ASBCA to recover $44 million of the amounts withheld from us. In April 2012, the ASBCA ruled, as requested by KBR, that our contract with the Army does not prohibit the use of private security contractors by either KBR or its subcontractors.  However, our motion to dismiss was denied on grounds that potential fact issues remain related to the reasonableness of the private security costs charged to the contract.  The three private security-related appeals currently pending before the ASBCA now have been consolidated for a single, four-week hearing starting April 15, 2013. These appeals potentially involve the alleged use of private security contractors by both KBR and up to 33 of its LOGCAP III subcontractors. We believe these sums were properly billed under our contract with the Army. At this time, we believe the likelihood that we would incur a loss related to this matter is remote. We have not adjusted our revenues or accrued any amounts related to this matter.

Containers. In June 2005, the DCAA recommended withholding certain costs associated with providing containerized housing for soldiers and supporting civilian personnel in Iraq. The DCMA agreed that the costs be withheld pending receipt of additional explanation or documentation to support the subcontract costs. During the first quarter of 2011, we received a Form 1 from the DCAA disapproving $25 million in costs related to containerized housing that had previously been deemed allowable. As of March 31, 2013, $51 million of costs have been suspended under Form 1s of which $26 million have been withheld from us by our customer. We have withheld $30 million from our subcontractor related to this matter. In April 2008, we filed a counterclaim in arbitration against our LogCAP III subcontractor, First Kuwaiti Trading Company, to recover the $51 million we paid to the subcontractor for containerized housing as further described under the caption First Kuwaiti Trading Company arbitration below. During the first quarter of 2011, we filed a complaint before the ASBCA to contest the Form 1s and to recover the amounts withheld from us by our customer. At the request of the government, that complaint was dismissed without prejudice in January 2013 so that the government could pursue its False Claims Act suit described below. We are free to re-file the complaint in the future. We believe that the costs incurred associated with providing containerized housing are reasonable, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves in this matter. We do not believe that we face a risk of material loss from any disallowance of these costs in excess of the amounts we have withheld from subcontractors and the loss accruals we have recorded. At this time, we believe that the likelihood we would incur a loss related to this matter in excess of the amounts we have withheld from subcontractors and the loss accruals we have recorded is remote. This matter is also the subject of a separate claim filed by the DOJ for alleged violation of the False Claims Act as discussed further below under the heading “Investigations, Qui Tams and Litigation.”

Dining facilities. In 2006, the DCAA raised questions regarding our billings and price reasonableness of costs related to dining facilities in Iraq. We responded to the DCMA that our costs are reasonable. As of March 31, 2013, we have outstanding Form 1s from the DCAA disapproving $104 million in costs related to these dining facilities until such time we provide documentation to support the price reasonableness of the rates negotiated with our subcontractor and demonstrate that the amounts billed were in accordance with the contract terms. We believe the prices obtained for these services were reasonable and intend to vigorously defend ourselves on this matter. We filed claims in the U.S. COFC or ASBCA to recover $55 million of the $57 million withheld from us by the customer. In April 2012, the U.S. COFC ruled that KBR's negotiated price for certain DFAC services were not reasonable and that we are entitled to $12 million of the total $41 million withheld from us by our customer related to one of our subcontractors, Tamimi. As a result of this ruling, we recognized a noncash, pre-tax charge of $28 million as a reduction to revenue related to the disallowed portion of the questioned costs in the second quarter of 2012. We appealed the U.S. COFC ruling and are awaiting a hearing date. Prior to the U.S. COFC ruling, Tamimi filed for arbitration against us in 2009 to recover the payments we withheld from Tamimi pending the resolution of Form 1s with our customer. In December 2010, the arbitration panel ruled that our subcontract terms were not sufficient to hold retention from Tamimi for price reasonableness matters and awarded the subcontractor $38 million including interest and certain legal costs. We paid the award to Tamimi during the third quarter of 2011. We do not believe we have the ability to recover the disallowed portion of the questioned costs previously paid to Tamimi. With respect to remaining questions raised regarding billing in accordance with contract terms, as of March 31, 2013, we believe it is reasonably possible that we could incur losses in excess of the amount accrued for possible subcontractor costs billed to the customer that were possibly not in accordance with contract terms. However, we do not believe we face a risk of material loss from any disallowance of these costs in excess of amounts withheld from subcontractors. As of March 31, 2013, we had withheld $16 million in payments from several of our subcontractors pending the resolution of these remaining matters with our customer.

In March 2011, the DOJ filed a counterclaim in the U.S. COFC alleging KBR employees accepted bribes from Tamimi in exchange for awarding a master agreement for DFAC services to Tamimi. The DOJ sought disgorgement of all funds paid to KBR under the master agreement as well as all award fees paid to KBR under the related task orders. Trial in the U.S. COFC took place during the fourth quarter of 2011. In conjunction with the April 2012 ruling on the Tamimi matter discussed above, the U.S. COFC issued a judgment in favor of KBR on the common law fraud counterclaim ruling that the fraud allegations brought by the DOJ were without merit. The DOJ has filed a notice of appeal. Briefing has been completed and oral arguments before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for May 2013.

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In August 2011, another DFAC subcontractor, Gulf Catering Company, filed for arbitration in the London Court of International Arbitration to recover $11 million for payments we have withheld from them pending resolution of outstanding Form 1s with our customer. The hearing was held in November 2012 in London and we expect a decision in the second quarter of 2013. As noted above, we have claims pending in the U.S. COFC to recover these amounts from the U.S. government.

Transportation costs. In 2007, the DCAA raised a question about our compliance with the provisions of the Fly America Act. During the first quarter of 2011, we received a Form 1 from the DCAA totaling $6 million for alleged violations of the Fly America Act in 2004. Subject to certain exceptions, the Fly America Act requires Federal employees and others performing U.S. government-financed contracts to travel by U.S. flag air carriers. There are times when we transported personnel in connection with our services for the U.S. military where we may not have been in compliance with the Fly America Act and its interpretations through the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Comptroller General. In October 2011, at the request of the DCMA, we submitted an estimate of the impact of our non-compliance with the Fly America Act for 2003 and 2004. In February 2012, the DCAA commenced an audit of our estimate. This audit is in process. Included in our March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 accompanying consolidated balance sheets is an accrued estimate of the cost incurred for these potentially noncompliant flights. As a result of their audit, the DCAA may consider additional flights to be noncompliant resulting in potentially larger amounts of disallowed costs than the amount we have accrued. At this time, we cannot estimate a range of reasonably possible losses that may have been incurred, if any, in excess of the amount accrued. We will continue to work with our customer to resolve this matter.

In the first quarter of 2011, we received a Form 1 from the DCAA disapproving certain transportation costs totaling $27 million associated with replacing employees who were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than 179 days.  The DCAA claims these replacement costs violate the terms of the LogCAP III contract which expressly disallow certain costs associated with the contractor rotation of employees who have deployed less than 179 days including costs for transportation, lodging, meals, orientation and various forms of per diem allowances.  We disagree with the DCAA’s interpretation and application of the contract terms as it was applied to circumstances outside of our control including sickness, death, termination for cause or resignation and that such costs should be allowable.  We do not believe we face a risk of material loss from any disallowance of these costs in excess of the loss accruals we have recorded.

Construction services. From February 2009 through September 2010, we received Form 1s from the DCAA disapproving $25 million in costs related to work performed under our CONCAP III contract with the U.S. Navy to provide emergency construction services primarily to government facilities damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. The DCAA claims the costs billed to the U.S. Navy primarily related to subcontract costs that were either inappropriately bid, included unallowable profit markup or were unreasonable. In February 2012, the Contracting Officer rendered a COFD allowing $10 million and disallowing $15 million of direct costs. We filed an appeal with the ASBCA in June 2012. As of March 31, 2013, the U.S. Navy has withheld $10 million from us. We believe we undertook adequate and reasonable steps to ensure that proper bidding procedures were followed and the amounts billed to the customer were reasonable and not in violation of the FAR. Notwithstanding, as of March 31, 2013, we have accrued our estimate of probable loss related to this matter and do not believe we face a risk of material loss in excess of the amounts accrued.

Investigations, Qui Tams and Litigation

The following matters relate to ongoing litigation or investigations involving U.S. government contracts.

McBride Qui Tam suit. In September 2006, we became aware of a qui tam action filed against us in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia by a former employee alleging various wrongdoings in the form of overbillings to our customer on the LogCAP III contract. This case was originally filed pending the government’s decision whether or not to participate in the suit. In June 2006, the government formally declined to participate. The principal allegations are that our compensation for the provision of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (“MWR”) facilities under LogCAP III is based on the volume of usage of those facilities and that we deliberately overstated that usage. In accordance with the contract, we charged our customer based on actual cost, not based on the number of users. It was also alleged that, during the period from November 2004 into mid-December 2004, we continued to bill the customer for lunches, although the dining facility was closed and not serving lunches. There are also allegations regarding housing containers and our provision of services to our employees and contractors. On July 5, 2007, the court granted our motion to dismiss the qui tam claims and to compel arbitration of employment claims including a claim that the plaintiff was unlawfully discharged. The majority of the plaintiff’s claims were dismissed but the plaintiff was allowed to pursue limited claims pending discovery and future motions. Substantially all employment claims were sent to arbitration under the Company’s dispute resolution program and were subsequently resolved in our favor. In January 2009, the Relator filed an amended complaint which is pending a ruling on a discovery matter before further motions can be filed. On September 17, 2012, the Relator filed an objection to the Magistrate's ruling, essentially appealing the ruling to the U.S. District Court. The motion remained

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pending for several years. On November 19, 2012, the U.S. District Court affirmed and adopted the prior ruling, limiting the Relator's claims to our sites and dates previously claimed. We have completed the remaining depositions and the Magistrate set a schedule for the filing of any dispositive motions due on or before April 30, 2013. No trial date has been set, pending resolution of dispositive motions. We believe the Relator's claim is without merit and that the likelihood that a loss has been incurred is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

First Kuwaiti Trading Company arbitration. In April 2008, First Kuwaiti Trading Company ("FKTC" or "First Kuwaiti"), one of our LogCAP III subcontractors, filed for arbitration of a subcontract under which KBR had leased vehicles related to work performed on our LogCAP III contract. The FKTC arbitration is conducted under the rules of the American Association / International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the venue is in the District of Columbia. First Kuwaiti alleged that we did not return or pay rent for many of the vehicles and seeks damages in the amount of $134 million. We filed a counterclaim to recover amounts which may ultimately be determined due to the government for the $51 million in suspended costs as discussed in the preceding section of this footnote titled “Containers.” To date, arbitration hearings for four subcontracts have taken place primarily related to claims involving unpaid rents and damages on lost or unreturned vehicles. The arbitration panel has awarded $16 million to FKTC for claims involving unpaid rents and damages on lost or unreturned vehicles, repair costs on certain vehicles, damages suffered as a result of late vehicle returns and interest thereon, net of maintenance, storage and security costs awarded to KBR. In addition, we have stipulated that we owe FKTC $26 million in connection with five other subcontracts. No payments are expected to occur until all claims are arbitrated and awards finalized. The final hearing on FKTC's claims was heard before the arbitration panel in January 2013, and there is one more claim that will be submitted to the arbitration panel for decision without the need for a hearing. KBR's counterclaims have not yet been scheduled for hearing. We believe any damages ultimately awarded to First Kuwaiti will be billable under the LogCAP III contract. Accordingly, we have accrued amounts payable and a related unbilled receivable for the amounts awarded to First Kuwaiti pursuant to the terms of the contract.

Electrocution litigation. During 2008, a lawsuit was filed against KBR in Pittsburgh, PA, in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court alleging that the Company was responsible for an electrical incident which resulted in the death of a soldier. This incident occurred at the Radwaniyah Palace Complex near Baghdad, Iraq. It is alleged in the suit that the electrocution incident was caused by improper electrical maintenance or other electrical work. KBR denies that its conduct was the cause of the event and denies legal responsibility. Plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages for personal injury, death and loss of consortium by the parents. On July 13, 2012, the Court granted our motions to dismiss, concluding that the case is barred by the Political Question Doctrine and preempted by the Combatant Activities Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act. The plaintiffs filed their notice of appeal with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the Western District of Pennsylvania, and filed their first brief October 12, 2012. We filed our brief on November 30, 2012, and the Appellants filed their reply brief on December 20, 2012. Oral argument is expected in the first half of 2013. At this time, we believe the likelihood we would incur a loss related to this matter is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

Burn Pit litigation. From November 2008 through March 2013, KBR was served with over 50 lawsuits in various states alleging exposure to toxic materials resulting from the operation of burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan in connection with services provided by KBR under the LogCAP III contract. Each lawsuit has multiple named plaintiffs collectively representing approximately 250 individual plaintiffs. The lawsuits primarily allege negligence, willful and wanton conduct, battery, intentional infliction of emotional harm, personal injury and failure to warn of dangerous and toxic exposures which has resulted in alleged illnesses for contractors and soldiers living and working in the bases where the pits were operated. The plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages. All of the pending cases were removed to Federal Court and have been consolidated for multi-district litigation treatment before the U.S. Federal District Court in Baltimore, Maryland. In December 2010, the Court stayed virtually all discovery proceedings pending a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on three other cases involving the Political Question Doctrine and other jurisdictional issues. In May 2012, the Court denied plaintiffs' request for jurisdictional discovery. In June 2012, KBR filed a renewed motion to dismiss which was heard in July 2012. In February 2013, the Court dismissed the case against KBR, accepting all of KBR's defense claims including the Political Question Doctrine; the Combat Activities Exception in the Federal Tort Claims Act; and Derivative Sovereign Immunity. The plaintiff's filed their notice of appeal with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 27, 2013. At this time we believe the likelihood that we would incur a loss related to this matter is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

Sodium Dichromate litigation. From December 2008 through September 2009, five cases were filed in various Federal District Courts against KBR by national guardsmen and other military personnel alleging exposure to sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant in Iraq in 2003. After dismissals for lack of jurisdiction, the majority of the cases were re-filed and consolidated into two cases, with one pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and one pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  A new, single plaintiff case was filed on November 30, 2012 in the District of Oregon Eugene Division. Collectively, the suits represent approximately 170 individual plaintiffs all of which are current and former national guardsmen or British soldiers who claim they were exposed to sodium dichromate while providing security services or escorting KBR employees who were working at the water treatment plant, claim that the defendants knew or should have known

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that the potentially toxic substance existed and posed a health hazard, and claim that the defendants negligently failed to protect the plaintiffs from exposure.  The plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) was contractually obligated to provide a benign site free of war and environmental hazards before KBR's commencement of work on the site. KBR notified the USACE within two days after discovering the potential sodium dichromate issue and took effective measures to remediate the site.  KBR services provided to the USACE were under the direction and control of the military and therefore, KBR believes it has adequate defenses to these claims.  KBR also has asserted the Political Question Doctrine and government contractor defenses.  Additionally, the U.S. government and other studies on the effects of exposure to the sodium dichromate contamination at the water treatment plant have found no long term harm to the soldiers.

On August 16, 2012, the court in the case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Court denied KBR's motion to dismiss plaintiffs' claims. On August 29, 2012, the court certified its order for immediate appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and stayed proceedings in the District Court pending the appeal. On November 28, 2012, the Fifth Circuit granted KBR permission to appeal, and the appeal is underway. At this time we believe the likelihood that we would incur a loss related to this matter is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

In the Oregon case, the Court denied KBR's motion to dismiss, and thereafter denied our request to certify the ruling for immediate appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  On October 9, 2012, the case proceeded to trial on the merits and resulted in an adverse jury verdict against KBR. On November 2, 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs on their claims, and awarded them approximately $10 million in actual damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The potential financial impact is unknown until a final judgment is entered by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, which may differ from the jury verdict. We filed post-verdict motions asking the court to overrule the verdict or order a new trial. Those motions were argued in late February 2013 and we do not yet have a ruling. We have also requested that the court allow us to appeal many legal issues to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before additional trials are held. We have already filed proceedings to enforce our rights to reimbursement and payment pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulations under the Restore Iraqi Oil contract ("RIO contract") with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. Following the final judgment, our actions may include appealing the decision on the same grounds as have been recognized in the Electrocution and the Burn pit matters. The timing of the final judgment and our ensuing actions are unknown at this time, and a jury verdict is not a final judgment in the case. At this time we believe the likelihood that we will ultimately incur a loss related to this matter is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

During the period of time since the first litigation was filed against us, we have incurred legal defense costs that we believe are reimbursable under the related customer contract. We have billed for these costs and we have filed claims to recover the associated costs incurred to date. On November 16, 2012, we filed a suit against the U.S. government in the U.S. COFC for denying indemnity in the sodium dichromate cases.  The RIO contract required KBR personnel to begin work in Iraq as soon as the invasion began in March 2003. Due to KBR's inability to procure adequate insurance coverage for this work, the Secretary of the Army approved the inclusion of an indemnification provision in the RIO Contract pursuant to Public Law 85-804. The claim is for more than $15 million in legal fees KBR has incurred in defending these cases and for any judgment that is issued against KBR in the litigation. On December 21, 2012, we also sent the USACE RIO Contracting Officer a certified claim for $23 million in legal costs associated with all of the sodium dichromate cases. The contracting officer declined to issue a decision on the claim. Therefore on March 6, 2013, we filed this claim for $23 million in the COFC. The COFC granted our request to treat this claim as related to the previously mentioned, pending indemnity claim. The two COFC cases are assigned to the same judge and we expect the two cases will proceed together. Contemporaneously, in February 2013, we filed a second claim with the RIO contracting officer due to notification we received of underfunding of the RIO contract. The contracting officer has not issued a decision on this claim, but if the contracting officer denies this second claim as he has done previously, we intend to add it to the two claims already filed with the COFC.

DOJ False Claims Act complaint - Containers. In November 2012, the DOJ filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Rock Island, IL, related to our settlement of delay claims by our subcontractor, FKTC, in connection with FKTC's provision of living trailers for the bed down mission in Iraq in 2003-2004. The DOJ alleges that KBR knew that FKTC had submitted inflated costs; that KBR did not verify the costs; that FKTC had contractually assumed the risk for the costs which KBR submitted to the government; that KBR concealed information about FKTC's costs from the government; that KBR claimed that an adequate price analysis had been done when in fact one had not been done; and that KBR submitted false claims for reimbursement to the government in connection with FKTC's services during the bed down mission. Our contractual dispute with the Army over this settlement has been ongoing since 2005. We believe these sums were properly billed under our contract with the Army and are not prohibited under the LogCAP III contract, and we strongly contend that no fraud was committed. We have moved to transfer the case to the Eastern District of Virginia, because it is the proper venue and we are seeking as speedy a trial as possible. We will move to dismiss the complaint once the motion to transfer is decided. At this time, we believe the likelihood that we would incur a loss related to this matter is remote. As of March 31, 2013, no amounts have been accrued.

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Other Matters

Claims. Included in receivables in our consolidated balance sheets are claims for costs incurred under various government contracts totaling $213 million at March 31, 2013, of which $103 million is included in “Accounts receivable” and $110 million is included in “Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts.” These claims relate to contracts where our costs have exceeded the customer’s funded value of the task order. The $103 million of claims included in Accounts receivable results primarily from de-obligated funding on certain task orders that were also subject to Form 1s relating to certain DCAA audit issues discussed above.  We believe such disputed costs will be resolved in our favor at which time the customer will be required to obligate funds from appropriations for the year in which resolution occurs.  The remaining claims balance of $110 million primarily represents costs for which incremental funding is pending in the normal course of business.  The claims outstanding at March 31, 2013 are considered to be probable of collection and have been previously recognized as revenue.

Note 6. Other Commitments and Contingencies

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations

In February 2009, KBR LLC, entered a guilty plea to violations of the FCPA in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (the “Court”), related to the Bonny Island investigation. The plea agreement reached with the DOJ resolved all criminal charges in the DOJ’s investigation and called for the payment of a criminal penalty of $402 million, of which Halliburton was obligated to pay $382 million under the terms of the Master Separation Agreement (“MSA”), while we were obligated to pay $20 million. In addition, we settled a civil enforcement action by the SEC which called for Halliburton and KBR, jointly and severally, to make payments totaling $177 million, which was paid by Halliburton pursuant to the indemnification under the MSA. We also agreed to a period of organizational probation, during which we retained a monitor who assessed our compliance with the plea agreement and evaluated our FCPA compliance program over a three year period that ended on February 17, 2012. At the end of the three year period the monitor certified that KBR’s current anti-corruption compliance program is appropriately designed and implemented to ensure compliance with the FCPA and other applicable anti-corruption laws.

In February 2011, M.W. Kellogg Limited (“MWKL”) reached a settlement with the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) in which the SFO accepted that MWKL was not party to any unlawful conduct and assessed a civil penalty of approximately $11 million including interest and reimbursement of certain costs of the investigation, which was paid during the first quarter of 2011. The settlement terms included a full release of all claims against MWKL, its current and former parent companies, subsidiaries and other related parties including their respective current or former officers, directors and employees with respect to the Bonny Island project. Due to the indemnity from Halliburton under the MSA, we received approximately $6 million from Halliburton in the second quarter of 2011.

On March 18, 2013, we received a letter from the African Development Bank Group ("ADBG") stating that they are in the process of opening a formal investigation into corruption related to the Bonny Island project discussed above. In accordance with the indemnity clauses under the MSA, we notified Halliburton and they have responded that the matter does not fall within the scope of their indemnity.  We disagree with Halliburton's position and have taken necessary actions to preserve our rights. We are working with the ADBG to resolve the issue. At this time because we only recently received the letter from the ADBG and are still in the process of evaluating the matter, it is not possible to determine the outcome, financial implications or possible debarment of one or more KBR related entities arising from this investigation.

PEMEX Arbitration

In 1997 and 1998, we entered into three contracts with PEMEX, the project owner, to build offshore platforms, pipelines and related structures in the Bay of Campeche, offshore Mexico. The three contracts were known as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) 1, EPC 22 and EPC 28. All three projects encountered significant schedule delays and increased costs due to problems with design work, late delivery and defects in equipment, increases in scope and other changes. PEMEX took possession of the offshore facilities of EPC 1 in March 2004 after having achieved oil production but prior to our completion of our scope of work pursuant to the contract.

We filed for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) in 2004 claiming recovery of damages of approximately $323 million for the EPC 1 project. PEMEX subsequently filed counterclaims totaling $157 million. In December 2009, the ICC ruled in our favor, and we were awarded a total of approximately $351 million including legal and administrative recovery fees as well as interest. PEMEX was awarded approximately $6 million on counterclaims, plus interest on a portion of that sum. In connection with this award, we recognized a gain of $117 million net of tax in 2009. The arbitration award is legally binding and on November 2, 2010, we received a judgment in our favor in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New

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York to recognize the award in the U.S. of approximately $356 million plus Mexican value added tax and interest thereon until paid. PEMEX initiated an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and asked for a stay of the enforcement of the judgment while on appeal. The stay was granted, but PEMEX was required to post collateral of $395 million with the court registry. On February 16, 2012, the Second Circuit issued an order remanding the case to the District Court to consider if the decision of the Collegiate Court in Mexico, described below, would have affected the trial court’s ruling.

After remand to the District Court in New York, both parties filed briefs and hearings were conducted in May, July and September 2012 at which time the matter was put on informal stay and KBR was ordered to file suit in Mexican courts in order to determine if such remedies were, in fact, available. As requested by the District Court, we filed suit in Mexico on November 6, 2012 in the Tax and Administrative Court. On December 3, 2012, the Mexican Tax and Administrative Court decided not to admit the lawsuit, and the suit could not proceed. This result indicates that we do not have a remedy in Mexico where we can fully and fairly present our claims. Both parties informed the District Court of this outcome. In their communication with the District Court, PEMEX argued that we did not file suit in the correct Mexican court, and that we should be required to appeal the denial of admission of the Mexican suit or file suit in a different Mexican court. We strongly disagree with this conclusion. At the instruction of the of the trial court in New York, we met with PEMEX in Mexico on March 5, 2013, to discuss if we had any further remedy in Mexico. We were unable to reach any further agreement with PEMEX on this issue. The New York Federal Court Judge in the court where the enforcement action for the award is pending held a three day hearing April 10-12, 2013. The purpose of the hearing was to hear evidence about the Collegiate Court decision in Mexico which annulled the arbitration award and to hear evidence about whether we have a full and fair remedy in Mexico. At the conclusion of the hearing the judge took the matter under advisement.

Following the Second Circuit's order remanding the case to the District Court, PEMEX filed a motion seeking release of the collateral posted with the court registry and on January 17, 2013, the District Court granted PEMEX's motion. The District Court ruled that such bonds are intended to secure judgments until an appeal is final and since a determination is yet to be made on the mandate from the Second Circuit, there was no longer a justification for holding the collateral. We believe the ICC Award was proper and enforceable in U.S courts or courts of other countries in which PEMEX has assets. However, an unfavorable ruling by the U.S trial court or courts in other jurisdictions could have a material adverse impact to our results of operations.

PEMEX attempted to nullify the award in Mexico which was rejected by the Mexican trial court in June 2010. PEMEX then filed an “amparo” action on the basis that its constitutional rights had been violated which was denied by the Mexican court in October 2010. PEMEX subsequently appealed the adverse decision with the Collegiate Court in Mexico on the grounds that the arbitration tribunal did not have jurisdiction and that the award violated the public order of Mexico. Although these arguments were presented in the initial nullification and amparo action, and were rejected in both cases, in September 2011, the Collegiate Court ruled that PEMEX, by administratively rescinding the contract in 2004, deprived the arbitration panel of jurisdiction thereby nullifying the arbitration award. The Collegiate Court's decision is contrary to the ruling received from the ICC as well as all other Mexican courts which have denied PEMEX’s repeated attempts to nullify the arbitration award. We also believe the Collegiate Court's decision is contrary to Mexican law governing contract arbitration. However, we do not expect the Collegiate Court's decision to affect the outcome of the U.S. appeal discussed above or our ability to ultimately collect the ICC arbitration award in the U.S. due to the significant assets of PEMEX in the U.S. The circumstances of this matter are unique and in the unlikely event we are not able to collect the arbitration award in the U.S., we will pursue other remedies including filing a North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) arbitration to recover the award as an unlawful expropriation of assets by the government of Mexico and collection efforts in other jurisdictions.

We have recently instituted collection proceedings in Luxembourg on the ICC award. We asked the Luxembourg court to issue, and the court has issued, a seizure order on the assets of PEMEX with a number banks and financial institutions in Luxembourg that we believe may have assets subject to seizure. We have been notified that PEMEX assets have been seized, however under Luxembourg procedure, we will not find out the value of the seized assets until the proceeding is validated, which will take several months. We have also been notified that PEMEX is contesting the Luxembourg court order. We will pursue our remedies in the U.S., Luxembourg and any other jurisdiction that we determine have assets which can be used to pay the award.

During 2008, we were successful in litigating and collecting on valid international arbitration awards against PEMEX on the EPC 22 and EPC 28 projects. Additionally, PEMEX has sufficient assets in the U.S. which we believe we will be able to attach as a result of the recognition of the ICC arbitration award in the U.S. Although it is possible we could resolve and collect the amounts due from PEMEX in the next 12 months, we believe the timing of the collection of the award is uncertain and therefore, we have continued to classify the amount due from PEMEX as a long term receivable included in “Noncurrent unbilled receivable on uncompleted contracts” as of March 31, 2013. No adjustments have been made to our receivable balance since recognition of the initial award in 2009. Although we believe we will ultimately collect the award, our failure to do so could result in the write off of the receivable amount included in "Noncurrent unbilled receivable on uncompleted contracts."

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In connection with the EPC 1 project, we have approximately $80 million in outstanding performance bonds furnished to PEMEX when the project was awarded. The bonds were written by a Mexican bond company and backed by a U.S. insurance company which is indemnified by KBR. As a result of the ICC arbitration award in December 2009, the panel determined that KBR had performed on the project, and we believe recovery on the bonds by PEMEX was precluded by the ICC Award.  PEMEX filed an action in Mexico in June 2010 against the Mexican bond company to collect the bonds even though the arbitration award determined the limited amounts to be paid to PEMEX on their counterclaims. In May 2011, the Mexican trial court ruled PEMEX could collect the bonds even though PEMEX at the time was unsuccessful in its attempts to nullify the arbitration award.  The decision was immediately appealed by the bonding company, and PEMEX was not able to call the bonds while on appeal. In October 2011, we were officially notified that the appellate court ruled in favor of PEMEX, therefore allowing PEMEX to call the bonds. In December 2011, we and the Mexican bond company stayed payment of the bonds by filing a direct amparo action in the Mexican court, and we filed a bond to cover interest of approximately $28 million accruing during the pendency of our amparo action. During the third quarter of 2012, the Collegiate Court hearing the amparo action asked the lower court to review the proceedings. We filed a revision appeal with the Mexican Supreme Court, and in January 2013, this Court denied our amparo action, returning the case to the lower court with instructions to enter judgment in favor of PEMEX, allowing them to collect on the bonds. The judgment issued by the lower court contained an error, and the Mexican bonding company filed an amparo as a result of this error. PEMEX cannot collect on the bonds until this amparo case is heard. If the Mexican bonding company's amparo is denied, and PEMEX were to collect the bonds and any accrued interest, the U.S. insurance company would make payment to the Mexican bonding company. We would then be required to indemnify the U.S. insurance company.  In the event the bonds were called, we would pursue collection of any sums paid in the enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the courts of Luxembourg, or by the filing of a NAFTA arbitration to recover the bonds as an unlawful expropriation of assets by the government of Mexico. We have not recorded any amounts related to the contingent payment of the performance bonds.

Letters of credit, surety bonds and guarantees

In connection with certain projects, we are required to provide letters of credit, surety bonds or guarantees to our customers. Letters of credit are provided to certain customers and counter-parties in the ordinary course of business as credit support for contractual performance guarantees, advanced payments received from customers and future funding commitments. We have approximately $2.2 billion in committed and uncommitted lines of credit to support the issuance of letters of credit and as of March 31, 2013, we have utilized $706 million of our present capacity under lines of credit. Surety bonds are also posted under the terms of certain contracts to guarantee our performance. The letters of credit outstanding included $212 million issued under our Credit Agreement and $494 million issued under uncommitted bank lines at March 31, 2013. Of the total letters of credit outstanding, $269 million relate to our joint venture operations. As the need arises, future projects will be supported by letters of credit issued under our Credit Agreement or other lines of credit arranged on a bilateral, syndicated or other basis.

Note 7. Transactions with Former Parent

In connection with our initial public offering in November 2006 and the separation of our business from Halliburton, we entered into various agreements, including, among others, a master separation agreement ("MSA"), transition services agreements and a tax sharing agreement. Pursuant to our MSA, we agreed to indemnify Halliburton for, among other matters, past, present and future liabilities related to our business and operations. We agreed to indemnify Halliburton for liabilities under various outstanding and certain additional credit support instruments relating to our businesses and for liabilities under litigation matters related to our business. Halliburton agreed to indemnify us for, among other things, liabilities unrelated to our business, for certain other agreed matters relating to the investigation of FCPA and related corruption allegations and the Barracuda-Caratinga project and for other litigation matters related to Halliburton’s business. Under the transition services agreements, Halliburton provided various interim corporate support services to us and we provided various interim corporate support services to Halliburton. The tax sharing agreement provides for certain allocations of U.S. income tax liabilities and other agreements between us and Halliburton with respect to tax matters.

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Halliburton provided notice and demanded payment for $256 million, an amount significantly greater than our accrued liability, that it alleges are owed by us under the tax sharing agreement for various other tax-related transactions pertaining to periods prior to our separation from Halliburton. We believe that the MSA precludes the filing of this claim, and we believe the amount demanded by Halliburton is invalid based on our assessment of Halliburton’s methodology for computing the claim and due to the time limits in the MSA. Our estimate of amounts due to Halliburton under the tax sharing agreement relates to income tax adjustments paid by Halliburton subsequent to our separation that were directly attributable to us, primarily for the years from 2001 through 2006. As of March 31, 2013, “Due to former parent, net” was $49 million. As a result of our consideration of the risks associated with this matter as well as discussions with outside counsel, we believe the probability that we will incur a loss in excess of this amount is remote. Based on advice from internal and external

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legal counsel, we do not believe that Halliburton has a legal entitlement to payment of the amount in the demand. However, although we believe we have appropriately accrued for amounts potentially owed to Halliburton based on our interpretation of the tax sharing agreement, there may be changes to the amounts ultimately paid to or received from Halliburton under the tax sharing agreement upon final settlement. On July 3, 2012, KBR requested an arbitration panel be appointed to resolve certain intercompany issues arising under the master separation agreement in effect between the companies before issues in dispute under the tax sharing agreement were submitted to the designated “accounting referee” as provided for under the terms of the tax sharing agreement.  We believe these intercompany issues were settled and released as a result of our separation from Halliburton in 2007.  On July 10, 2012, Halliburton filed a complaint in Texas State Court seeking to compel resolution of all issues, including intercompany issues believed by KBR to be governed by the master separation agreement, under the tax sharing agreement.  In October 2012, the Court denied Halliburton's request, and we moved forward with the selection of arbitrators to decide the intercompany issues.  We are set for an arbitration hearing in May 2013.  The remaining tax-related issues in dispute will be resolved by the "accounting referee" as provided for under the terms of the tax sharing agreement.

As of March 31, 2013, included in “Other assets” is an income tax receivable of approximately $22 million related to a foreign tax credit generated as a result of a final settlement we paid to a foreign taxing authority in 2011 for a disputed tax matter that arose prior to our separation from Halliburton. In order to claim the tax credit, we requested, and Halliburton agreed to and did file an amended U.S. Federal tax return for the period in which the disputed tax liability arose. However, Halliburton notified us that it does not intend to remit to us the refund received or to be received by Halliburton as a result of the amended return. KBR disputes Halliburton’s position on this matter and believes it has legal entitlement to the $22 million refund. We intend to vigorously pursue collection of this amount and certain other unrecorded counterclaims.

As previously discussed in Note 6, on March 18, 2013, we received a letter from the African Development Bank Group ("ADBG") stating that they are in the process of opening a formal investigation into corruption related to the Bonny Island project discussed above. In accordance with the indemnity clauses under the MSA, we notified Halliburton and they have responded that the matter does not fall within the scope of their indemnity.  We disagree with Halliburton's position and have taken necessary actions to preserve our rights. We are working with the ADBG to resolve the issue. At this time because we only recently received the letter from the ADBG and are still in the process of evaluating the matter, it is not possible to determine the outcome, financial implications or possible debarment of one or more KBR related entities arising from this investigation.

Barracuda-Caratinga Project Arbitration

In June 2000, we entered into a contract with Barracuda & Caratinga Leasing Company B.V. ("BCLC"), the project owner and claimant, to develop the Barracuda and Caratinga crude oilfields, which are located off the coast of Brazil. Petrobras is a contractual representative that controls the project owner. In November 2007, we executed a settlement agreement with the project owner to settle all outstanding project issues except for the bolts arbitration discussed below.

At Petrobras’ direction, we replaced certain bolts located on the subsea flowlines that failed through mid-November 2005, and we understand that additional bolts failed thereafter, which were replaced by Petrobras. These failed bolts were identified by Petrobras when it conducted inspections of the bolts. In March 2006, Petrobras notified us they submitted this matter to arbitration claiming $220 million plus interest for the cost of monitoring and replacing the defective stud bolts and, in addition, all of the costs and expenses of the arbitration including the cost of attorneys’ fees. The arbitration was conducted in New York under the guidelines of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”).

In September 2011, the arbitration panel awarded the claimant approximately $193 million. The damages awarded were based on the panel’s estimate to replace all subsea bolts, including those that did not manifest breaks, as well as legal and other costs incurred by the claimant in the arbitration and interest thereon since the date of the award. The panel rejected our argument, and the case law relied upon by us, that we were only liable for bolts that were discovered to be broken prior to the expiration of the warranty period that ended on June 30, 2006.

In January 2013, Halliburton paid $219 million to the claimant and the matter is considered concluded. We believe the arbitration award payable to Petrobras will be deductible for tax purposes when paid and the indemnification payment will be treated by KBR for tax purposes as a contribution to capital and accordingly is not taxable. In 2011 and 2012, we recorded discrete tax benefits of $71 million and $8 million, respectively. At March 31, 2013, the current deferred tax balance is $79 million. We have reviewed this matter in light of the direct payment by Halliburton to BCLC and its public announcement that they have recorded a tax benefit related to this transaction. Based on advice from outside legal counsel, we have determined that it is more likely than not that we are the proper taxpayer to recognize this benefit although the underlying uncertainties with respect to the tax treatment of the transaction may ultimately lead to alternate outcomes.

Note 8. Income Taxes

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Our effective tax rate was approximately 23% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 9% for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The adjusted effective tax rate excluding discrete items was approximately 28% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 27% for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The U.S. statutory tax rate for all periods was 35%. Our adjusted effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was lower than the U.S. statutory rate due to favorable tax rate differentials on foreign earnings, lower tax expense on foreign income from unconsolidated joint ventures and tax benefits from unincorporated joint ventures. The adjusted effective tax rate includes increases of 2% as a result of incremental income taxes on certain undistributed foreign earnings in Australia that were previously deemed to be permanently reinvested. In the first quarter of 2013, we recognized discrete net tax benefits of approximately $5 million including benefits primarily related to the recognition of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to tax positions taken in prior years.

Our adjusted effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was lower than the U.S. statutory rate due to favorable tax rate differentials on foreign earnings and lower tax expense on foreign income from unincorporated joint ventures. In the first quarter of 2012, we recognized discrete net tax benefits of approximately $20 million including benefits primarily related to deductions arising from an unconsolidated joint venture in Australia as well as the recognition of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to tax positions taken in prior years based on progress in resolving transfer pricing matters with certain taxing jurisdictions.

Note 9. Shareholders’ Equity

The following tables summarize our activity in shareholders’ equity:
Millions of dollars
Total
 
PIC
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Treasury
Stock
 
AOCL
 
NCI
Balance at December 31, 2012
$
2,511

 
$
2,049

 
$
1,709

 
$
(606
)
 
$
(610
)
 
$
(31
)
Share-based compensation
4

 
4

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon exercise of stock options
3

 
3

 

 

 

 

Repurchases of common stock
(6
)
 

 

 
(6
)
 

 

Issuance of ESPP shares
2

 

 

 
2

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(11
)
 

 

 

 

 
(11
)
Net income
97

 

 
88

 

 

 
9

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
(1
)
 

 

 

 
(1
)
 

Balance at March 31, 2013
$
2,599

 
$
2,056

 
$
1,797

 
$
(610
)
 
$
(611
)
 
$
(33
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Millions of dollars
Total
 
PIC
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Treasury
Stock
 
AOCL
 
NCI
Balance at December 31, 2011
$
2,442

 
$
2,005

 
$
1,607

 
$
(569
)
 
$
(548
)
 
$
(53
)
Share-based compensation
5

 
5

 

 

 

 

Common stock issued upon exercise of stock options
2

 
2

 

 

 

 

Tax benefit increase related to share-based plans
2

 
2

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared to shareholders
(7
)
 

 
(7
)
 

 

 

Repurchases of common stock
(7
)
 

 

 
(7
)
 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(5
)
 

 

 

 

 
(5
)
Net income
98

 

 
91

 

 

 
7

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
8

 

 

 

 
7

 
1

Balance at March 31, 2012
$
2,538

 
$
2,014

 
$
1,691

 
$
(576
)
 
$
(541
)
 
$
(50
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Changes in accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, by component
Millions of dollars
Accumulated CTA

 
Accumulated pension liability adjustments

 
Accumulated unrealized losses on derivatives

 
Total

Balance at December 31, 2012
$
(88
)
 
$
(521
)
 
$
(1
)
 
$
(610
)
Other comprehensive income adjustments before reclassifications
(8
)
 

 
(1
)
 
(9
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
1

 
7

 

 
8

Balance at March 31, 2013
$
(95
)
 
$
(514
)
 
$
(2
)
 
$
(611
)


Reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, by component
Millions of dollars
March 31, 2013

 
Affected line item in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
Accumulated CTA
 
 
 
Realized CTA
1

 
Gain on disposition of assets
Tax expense

 
Income tax expense
Net CTA realized
1

 
Net of tax
 
 
 
 
Accumulated pension liability adjustments
 
 
 
    Amortization of actuarial loss
9

 
See Note 1 below
Tax expense
(2
)
 
Income tax expense
Net pension liability adjustment realized
7

 
Net of tax
 
Note 1 - This item is included in the computation of net periodic pension cost (see Note 11).


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Note 10. Equity Method Investments and Variable Interest Entities

We conduct some of our operations through joint ventures which are in partnership, corporate, undivided interest and other business forms and are principally accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Additionally, the majority of our joint ventures are also variable interest entities.

Related Party Transactions

We often participate in larger projects as a joint venture partner and provide services, which include engineering and construction management services, to the joint venture as a subcontractor. The amounts included in our revenue represent our share of the earnings from joint ventures and revenue from services provided directly to the joint ventures. As of March 31, 2013, our revenues included $59 million and our receivables included $31 million related to services we provided to our joint ventures.

Unconsolidated VIEs

The following is a summary of the significant variable interest entities in which we have a significant variable interest, but we are not the primary beneficiary:
 
As of March 31, 2013
Unconsolidated VIEs
(in millions, except for percentages)
VIE Total assets
 
VIE Total liabilities
 
Maximum
exposure to 
loss
Aspire Defence project
$
2,794

 
$
2,735

 
$
29

Inpex LNG project
$
1,580

 
$
1,453

 
$
70

U.K. Road projects
$
1,284

 
$
1,428

 
$
31

EBIC Ammonia project
$
526

 
$
237

 
$
35

Fermoy Road project
$
213

 
$
238

 
$
4

 
Unconsolidated VIEs
(in millions, except for percentages)
Year ended December 31, 2012
VIE Total assets
 
VIE Total liabilities
Aspire Defence project
$
2,981

 
$
2,926

Inpex LNG project
$
1,417

 
$
1,324

U.K. Road projects
$
1,387

 
$
1,539

EBIC Ammonia project
$
675

 
$
379

Fermoy Road project
$
255

 
$
253


Aspire Defence project. In April 2006, Aspire Defence, a joint venture between us, Carillion Plc. and two financial investors, was awarded a privately financed project contract by the U.K. MoD to upgrade and provide a range of services to the British Army’s garrisons at Aldershot and around Salisbury Plain in the United Kingdom. In addition to a package of ongoing services to be delivered over 35 years, the project includes a nine-year construction program to improve soldiers’ single living, technical and administrative accommodations, along with leisure and recreational facilities. Aspire Defence manages the existing properties and is responsible for design, refurbishment, construction and integration of new and modernized facilities. We indirectly own a 45% interest in Aspire Defence, the project company that is the holder of the 35-year concession contract. In addition, we own a 50% interest in each of two joint ventures that provide the construction and the related support services to Aspire Defence. As of March 31, 2013, our performance through the construction phase is supported by $20 million in letters of credit. Furthermore, our financial and performance guarantees are joint and several, subject to certain limitations, with our joint venture partners. The project is funded through equity and subordinated debt provided by the project sponsors and the issuance of publicly held senior bonds which are nonrecourse to us. The entities we hold an interest in are variable interest entities; however, we are not the primary beneficiary of these entities. We account for our interests in each of the entities using the equity method of accounting. Our maximum exposure to construction and operating joint venture losses is limited to our proportion of any amounts required to fund future losses incurred by those entities under their respective contracts with the project company. As of March 31, 2013, our assets and liabilities associated with our investment in this project, within our consolidated balance sheet, were $29 million and $2 million, respectively. The $27 million difference between our recorded liabilities and aggregate maximum exposure to loss was primarily related to our equity investments and other receivables in the project as of March 31, 2013.


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Inpex LNG project. In January 2012, we signed an agreement to provide fixed-price and cost-reimbursable EPC services to construct the Inpex Ichthys Onshore LNG Export Facility in Darwin, Australia (“Inpex LNG project”). The project will be executed using two joint ventures in which we own a 30% equity interest. The investments are accounted for using the equity method of accounting.  At March 31, 2013, our assets and liabilities associated with our investment in this project recorded in our condensed consolidated balance were $70 million and $0 million, respectively.  The $70 million difference between our recorded liabilities and aggregate maximum exposure to loss was related to our equity investment and other receivables due from the entity as of March 31, 2013. The joint venture executes a project that has a lump sum component, and we have an exposure to losses if the project exceeds the lump sum component to the extent of our ownership percentage in the joint venture.

U.K. Road projects. We are involved in four privately financed projects, executed through joint ventures, to design, build, operate and maintain roadways for certain government agencies in the United Kingdom. We have a 25% ownership interest in each of these joint ventures and account for them using the equity method of accounting. The joint ventures have obtained financing through third parties that is nonrecourse to the joint venture partners. These joint ventures are variable interest entities; however, we are not the primary beneficiary. Our maximum exposure to loss represents our equity investments in these ventures.

EBIC Ammonia project. We have an investment in a development corporation that has an indirect interest in the Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (“EBIC”) ammonia plant project located in Egypt. We performed the engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) work for the project and completed our operations and maintenance services for the facility in the first half of 2012. We own 65% of this development corporation and consolidate it for financial reporting purposes. The development corporation owns a 25% ownership interest in a company that consolidates the ammonia plant which is considered a variable interest entity. The development corporation accounts for its investment in the company using the equity method of accounting. The variable interest entity is funded through debt and equity. Indebtedness of EBIC under its debt agreement is non-recourse to us. We are not the primary beneficiary of the variable interest entity. As of March 31, 2013, our assets and liabilities associated with our investment in this project, within our consolidated balance sheet, were $56 million and $2 million, respectively. The $33 million difference between our recorded liabilities and aggregate maximum exposure to loss was related to our investment balance and other receivables in the project as of March 31, 2013.

Fermoy Road project. We participate in a privately financed project executed through certain joint ventures formed to design, build, operate and maintain a toll road in southern Ireland. The joint ventures were funded through debt and were formed with minimal equity. These joint ventures are variable interest entities; however, we are not the primary beneficiary. We have up to a 25% ownership interest in the project’s joint ventures, and we are accounting for these interests using the equity method of accounting.

Consolidated VIEs

The following is a summary of the significant VIEs where we are the primary beneficiary:
Consolidated VIEs
(in millions, except for percentages)
As of March 31, 2013
VIE Total assets
 
VIE Total liabilities
Gorgon LNG project
$
547

 
$
598

Escravos Gas-to-Liquids project
$
263

 
$
300

Fasttrax Limited project
$
98

 
$
100

 
Consolidated VIEs
(in millions, except for percentages)
Year ended December 31, 2012
VIE Total assets
 
VIE Total liabilities
Gorgon LNG project
$
580

 
$
620

Escravos Gas-to-Liquids project
$
267

 
$
320

Fasttrax Limited project
$
101

 
$
105


Gorgon LNG project. We have a 30% ownership in an Australian joint venture which was awarded a contract by Chevron for cost-reimbursable FEED and EPC management ("EPCm") services to construct a LNG plant. The joint venture is considered a VIE, and, because we are the primary beneficiary, we consolidate this joint venture for financial reporting purposes.

Escravos Gas-to-Liquids (“GTL”) project. During 2005, we formed a joint venture to engineer and construct a gas monetization facility. We own a 50% equity interest in the joint venture and determined that we are the primary beneficiary; accordingly, we have consolidated the joint venture for financial reporting purposes. There are no consolidated assets that collateralize the joint venture’s obligations. However, at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the joint venture had

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approximately $118 million and $117 million of cash, respectively, which mainly relate to advanced billings in connection with the joint venture’s obligations under the EPC contract.

Fasttrax Limited project. In December 2001, the Fasttrax Joint Venture (the “JV”) was created to provide to the U.K. MoD a fleet of 92 new heavy equipment transporters (“HETs”) capable of carrying a 72-ton Challenger II tank. The JV owns, operates and maintains the HET fleet and provides heavy equipment transportation services to the British Army. The purchase of the assets was completed in 2004, and the operating and service contracts related to the assets extend through 2023. The JV’s entity structure includes a parent entity and its 100%-owned subsidiary, Fasttrax Ltd (the “SPV”). KBR and its partner own each 50% of the parent entity, which is considered a variable interest entity. We determined that we are the primary beneficiary of this project entity because we control the activities that most significantly impact economic performance of the entity. Therefore, we consolidate this VIE.

The JV’s purchase of the assets was funded through the issuance of several series guaranteed secured bonds totaling approximately £84.9 million issued by the SPV including £12.2 million which was replaced in 2005 when the shareholders funded combined equity and subordinated debt of approximately £12.2 million. Assets collateralizing the JV’s senior bonds include cash and equivalents of $24 million and property, plant and equipment of approximately $65 million, net of accumulated depreciation of $51 million as of March 31, 2013.

Note 11. Retirement Plans

The components of net periodic benefit cost related to pension benefits for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Millions of dollars
2013
 
2012
 
United States
 
Int’l
 
United States
 
Int’l
Components of net periodic benefit cost
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$

 
$
1

 
$

 
$
1

Interest cost
1

 
21

 
1

 
20

Expected return on plan assets
(1
)
 
(22
)
 
(1
)
 
(23
)
Recognized actuarial loss

 
8

 
1

 
6

Net periodic benefit cost
$

 
$
8

 
$
1

 
$
4

 
For the three months ended March 31, 2013, we contributed approximately $7 million of the $24 million we currently expect to contribute to our international plans in 2013, and we have made no contributions towards the $1 million we currently expect to contribute to our domestic plans in 2013.

Note 12. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

On March 4, 2013, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2013-05, Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity.  This ASU requires that when a reporting entity (parent) ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets within a foreign entity, then the parent is required to release any related cumulative translation adjustment into net income. The cumulative translation adjustment should be released into net income only if the sale or transfer results in the complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity in which the subsidiary or group of assets had resided. For an equity method investment that is a foreign entity, the partial sale guidance still applies. In the case of an equity method investment that is not a foreign entity, the cumulative translation adjustment is released into net income only if the partial sale represents a complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity that contains the equity method investment. Additionally, the amendments in this ASU clarify that the sale of an investment in a foreign entity includes both: (1) events that result in the loss of a controlling financial interest in a foreign entity (i.e., irrespective of any retained investment); and (2) events that result in an acquirer obtaining control of an acquiree in which it held an equity interest immediately before the acquisition date (sometimes also referred to as a step acquisition). Accordingly, the cumulative translation adjustment should be released into net income upon the occurrence of those events. The amendments in this ASU are effective prospectively for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2013. The adoption of ASU 2013-05 is not expected to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

On February 5, 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-02, Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. This ASU requires that companies present information about reclassification adjustments from

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accumulated other comprehensive income in their annual financial statements in a single note or on the face of the financial statements. ASU 2013-02 requires that companies present the effect of significant amounts reclassified from each component of accumulated other comprehensive income based on its source and the income statement line items affected by the reclassification. If a component is not required to be reclassified to net income in its entirety, companies would instead cross reference to the related footnote for additional information. This may be presented either in the notes or parenthetically on the face of the financial statements provided that all of the required information is presented in a single location. The requirements will take effect for public companies in interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. We adopted ASU 2013-02 and have included the required disclosure in Note 9.


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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The purpose of management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) is to disclose material changes in our financial condition since the most recent fiscal year-end and results of operations during the current fiscal period as compared to the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal year. The MD&A should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes and our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Business Environment

Hydrocarbon Markets. We provide a full range of engineering, procurement and construction services for large and complex upstream and downstream projects, including LNG and GTL facilities, onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities, refining, petrochemicals, biofuels and other projects throughout the world. Our projects are generally long term in nature and are impacted by factors including market conditions, financing arrangements, governmental approvals and environmental matters. Demand for our services depends primarily on our customers' capital expenditures in our market sectors.

Capital expenditures in our petroleum and petrochemical markets are driven by global and regional economic growth expectations reflected in a long global spending cycle. The spending cycle is moderated by fluctuations in crude oil prices and chemical feedstock costs including natural gas prices, and is also partially subject to volatility of financial markets. The hydrocarbons market in most international regions is improving from the downturn that occurred as a result of the worldwide economic recession. We now see long term growth in energy projects including demand for related licensed process technologies, offshore oil and gas production, LNG, biofuels, motor fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. Upstream and downstream investment plans are advancing in such resource rich areas as the Middle East, Brazil, North Sea and East and West Africa. LNG prospects continue to develop in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in East Africa and North America as a result of the recent gas discoveries. Each of these trends lends to our particular capability to deliver large projects in remote locations and harsh environments.

Abundant shale gas supplies and resulting low prices in North America are driving renewed interest in petrochemical project investments. Feasibility studies and front-end engineering and design projects continue to grow, reflecting clients’ intentions to invest in capital intensive energy projects that utilize our process technologies and EPC project delivery skills.

Ongoing major projects for our Hydrocarbons business group, which we expect to significantly impact our results of operations, include the Ichthys and the Gorgon LNG projects. Work began on the Ichthys LNG project in 2012, and the project is expected to contribute significant revenues to the Gas Monetization business unit in 2013 and beyond. Major projects expected to be nearing completion in 2013 are the Escravos GTL and Skikda LNG projects. Both of these projects are not expected to continue to be major revenue and profit drivers in the future.

Infrastructure, Government and Power Markets (“IGP”). A significant portion of our IGP business group’s current activities supports the United States’ and the United Kingdom’s government operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other parts of the Middle East region. As a defense contractor, our financial performance is impacted by the allocation and prioritization of U.S. defense spending, including the effects of sequestration. The logistics support services we provide to the U.S. government are delivered under the LogCAP IV contract and other competitively bid contracts. As a result of withdrawal of U.S. combat troops in Iraq, we demobilized our operations under the LogCAP III contract, which effectively ended in December 2011, while continuing to support the U.S. Department of State's presence in Iraq under LogCAP IV. Although we expect the volume of services we provide to the U.S. and U.K. governments in the Middle East to continue to decline as troop counts are drawn down, we anticipate increased spending for logistics and infrastructure for these clients as troops and equipment return to home base. We also view increased infrastructure spending by Middle Eastern governments as a core opportunity.

We operate in diverse civil infrastructure markets, including transportation, water and waste treatment and facilities. In addition to U.S. state, local and federal agencies, we provide these services to governments around the world including the U.K., Australia and the Middle East. There has been a general trend of under-investment in public infrastructure, particularly related to the quality of water, wastewater, roads and transit, rail, airports and educational facilities, where demand for expanded and improved infrastructure has historically outpaced funding. We have seen increased activity related to these types of projects particularly in the Middle East; however, the global economic recession has caused markets to remain flat in the U.S. and the U.K., which has resulted in delays or slow start-ups to major projects.

In the industrial sector, we operate in a number of markets, including utility and non-utility power, forest products, advanced manufacturing, mining, minerals and metals and consumer products, both domestically and internationally. Forest products, advanced manufacturing and consumer products are experiencing modest market improvements. However, the mining, minerals and metals markets remain flat pending a pick-up in global demand for commodities. In the power sector, we serve regulated utilities, power cooperatives, municipalities and various non-regulated providers, primarily in the U.S. and U.K. markets. The

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power sector continues to be driven by long-term economic and demographic trends and changes in environmental regulations. Projects in the power sector are currently concentrated in emissions control, repowering, renewable power and new gas-fired power generation.

Ongoing major projects for our IGP business group include the LogCAP IV and the Aspire Defence Services projects. The LogCAP IV project began in 2011, simultaneously with the completion and ramp-down of the LogCAP III project. Although smaller in scope than the LogCAP III project, we expect the LogCAP IV project to provide significant revenue to our IGP business group in 2013. The Aspire Defence project is an ongoing project to provide support to the United Kingdom MoD. We expect this project to continue to provide significant revenue streams to our IGP business group in 2013.

In the third quarter of 2012, during the course of our annual strategic planning process, we determined that both the actual and expected income and cash flows for our Minerals reporting unit were substantially lower than previous forecasts due to losses from ongoing projects acquired as part of the acquisition of Roberts & Schaefer. We also identified deterioration in economic conditions in the minerals markets and less than expected actual and projected income and cash flows for the Minerals reporting unit, which is part of our IGP segment. This resulted in a reduction of our forecasts of the sales, operating income and cash flows of our Minerals reporting unit expected in 2013 and beyond. Therefore, we performed an interim goodwill impairment test during the third quarter of 2012. As a result of our interim goodwill impairment test, we recorded a noncash goodwill impairment charge of $178 million in the third quarter of 2012, reducing the Minerals reporting unit's goodwill from its December 31, 2011 balance of $263 million to $85 million at September 30, 2012.

To arrive at the Minerals reporting unit's future cash flows, we used estimates of economic and market assumptions, including growth rates in revenues, costs and estimates of future expected changes in operating margins, tax rates and cash expenditures. Other significant estimates and assumptions include terminal value growth rates, future estimates of capital expenditures and changes in future working capital requirements. We will continue to monitor conditions in the minerals market and its potential effects on the recoverability of the Minerals reporting unit assets. However, if market conditions materially change compared to our expectations, or if actual future results of operations fall below our projections, the remaining $85 million of the Minerals reporting unit goodwill could become further impaired in the future.

In our intangible assets discussion in Note 6 Goodwill and Intangible Assets to our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, we disclosed that we performed an undiscounted cash flow analysis due to the triggering event identified in the Minerals reporting unit and did not identify any impairment of intangible assets. In addition, we evaluated the other long term assets consisting mainly of property, plant and equipment, which are insignificant to our Minerals reporting unit or our consolidated financial statements, and did not identify an impairment of those assets.

We provide a wide range of construction and maintenance services to a variety of industries in the U.S. and Canada, including forest products, power, commercial and institutional buildings, general industrial and manufacturing.  Demand for industrial construction services is increasing markedly in Canada, while the commercial building market shows signs of improvement.  

For a more detailed discussion of the results of operations for each of our business groups and business units, corporate general and administrative expense, income taxes and other items, see “Results of Operations” below.


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Results of Operations

We analyze the financial results for each of our four business groups including the related business units within Hydrocarbons and IGP. The business groups presented are consistent with our reportable segments discussed in Note 4 to our condensed consolidated financial statements. While certain business units and product service lines presented below do not meet the criteria for reportable segments in accordance with ASC 280 - Segment Reporting, we believe this supplemental information is relevant and meaningful to our investors.

The following discussion includes business group income, a non-GAAP financial measure. Business group income is intended to enhance the usefulness of our financial information by providing measures which KBR management uses internally to evaluate performance on a comparable basis. On the Income (loss) by Business Group table below, we reconcile the non-GAAP total business group income to the most directly comparable financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP, which is total operating income. Business group income excludes unallocated corporate, general and administrative expenses and other non-operating income and expense items that are included in total operating income. Since business group income is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, it should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, total operating income as an indicator of operating performance. For purposes of reviewing the results of operations, business group income is calculated as revenue less cost of services managed and reported by the business group and are directly attributable to the business group.

Revenue by Business Group
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
 
 
2013 vs. 2012
Millions of dollars
2013
 
2012
 
$
 
%
Revenue: (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hydrocarbons:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gas Monetization
$
605

 
$
805

 
$
(200
)
 
(25
)%
Oil & Gas
111

 
121

 
(10
)
 
(8
)%
Downstream
178

 
141

 
37

 
26
 %
Technology
53

 
49

 
4

 
8
 %
Total Hydrocarbons
947

 
1,116

 
(169
)
 
(15
)%
Infrastructure, Government and Power:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North American Government and Logistics
159

 
209

 
(50
)
 
(24
)%
International Government, Defence and Support Services
74

 
98

 
(24
)
 
(24
)%
Infrastructure
51

 
64

 
(13
)
 
(20
)%
Minerals
38

 
63

 
(25
)
 
(40
)%
Power and Industrial
85

 
84

 
1

 
1
 %
Total Infrastructure, Government and Power
407

 
518

 
(111
)
 
(21
)%
Services
485

 
348

 
137

 
39
 %
Ventures
14

 
14

 

 
 %
Other
6

 
5

 
1

 
20
 %
Total revenue
$
1,859

 
$
2,001

 
$
(142
)
 
(7
)%
 
 
(1)
We often participate in larger projects as a joint venture partner and provide services to the joint venture as a subcontractor. The amount included in our revenue represents our share of the earnings (loss) from joint ventures and revenue from services provided to joint ventures.

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Income (loss) by Business Group
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
 
 
2013 vs. 2012
Millions of dollars
2013
 
2012
 
$
 
%
Business group income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hydrocarbons:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gas Monetization
$
104

 
$
79

 
$
25

 
32
 %
Oil & Gas
25

 
23

 
2

 
9
 %
Downstream
26

 
14

 
12

 
86
 %
Technology
25

 
20

 
5

 
25
 %
Total job income
180

 
136

 
44

 
32
 %
Divisional overhead
(32
)
 
(31
)
 
(1
)
 
(3
)%
Total Hydrocarbons
148

 
105

 
43

 
41
 %
Infrastructure, Government and Power:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North American Government and Logistics
20

 
15

 
5

 
33
 %
International Government, Defence and Support Services
22

 
36

 
(14
)
 
(39
)%
Infrastructure
10

 
15

 
(5
)
 
(33
)%
Minerals
3

 
(1
)
 
4

 
n/m

Power and Industrial
8

 
10

 
(2
)
 
(20
)%
Total job income
63

 
75

 
(12
)
 
(16
)%
Gain on sale of assets

 
2

 
(2
)
 
n/m

Divisional overhead
(36
)
 
(38
)
 
2

 
5
 %
Total Infrastructure, Government and Power
27

 
39

 
(12
)
 
(31
)%
Services:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job income
31

 
28

 
3

 
11
 %
Divisional overhead
(13
)
 
(16
)
 
3

 
19
 %
Total Services
18

 
12

 
6

 
50
 %
Ventures:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job income
8

 
8

 

 
 %
Divisional overhead
(1
)
 
(1
)
 

 
 %
Total Ventures
7

 
7

 

 
 %
Other:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Job income
3

 
4

 
(1
)
 
(25
)%
Gain (loss) on sale of assets
(1
)
 
2

 
(3
)
 
n/m

Divisional overhead
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
1

 
33
 %
Total Other

 
3

 
(3
)
 
n/m

Total business group income
200

 
166

 
34

 
20
 %
Unallocated amounts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labor cost absorption income (expense)
(15
)
 
1

 
(16
)
 
n/m

Corporate general and administrative expense
(52
)
 
(55
)
 
3

 
5
 %
Total operating income
$
133

 
$
112

 
$
21

 
19
 %
 
n/m - not meaningful


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Hydrocarbons

Gas Monetization. Gas Monetization revenue decreased by $200 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year, primarily driven by lower volume of work associated with project completions or near completions on the Escravos GTL and the Skikda LNG projects. The decrease in revenues is offset by increased activity on the Gorgon LNG project and the EPC phase of the Ichthys LNG project.

Gas Monetization job income increased by $25 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. Activity on the Gorgon, Ichthys and Skikda LNG projects, which included revisions in estimates of $38 million, contributed $42 million to this increase. This increase was partially offset by decreases of $17 million primarily due to lower activity and project completions on Pearl GTL and other projects.

Oil & Gas. Oil & Gas revenue decreased by $10 million and job income increased by $2 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to the completion or near-completion of several long term projects including a project in the North Sea. The impact from these project completions was offset by new projects awarded, as well as other long term technical service projects and increased progress on existing projects including a project in Azerbaijan. The increase in job income is primarily due to increased progress on new awards and for a project in Azerbaijan, partially offset by the completion or near completion of other projects.

Downstream. Downstream revenue and job income increased by $37 million and $12 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. These increases are primarily due to increased activity on newly awarded and other existing projects in Uzbekistan, the Middle East and North America, partially offset by completions and near completions on projects in Africa and the Middle East.

Technology. Technology revenue and job income increased by $4 million and $5 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. This increase is primarily due to the progress achieved on license and engineering projects in the U.S., Uzbekistan, Hungary, India, Bolivia, Nigeria and Indonesia which collectively contributed $19 million to revenues and $12 million to job income. Partially offsetting these increases were decreases in revenue and job income associated with the completion of engineering services on ammonia projects located in Brazil and Egypt, as well as other projects.

Infrastructure, Government and Power

North American Government and Logistics (“NAGL”). NAGL revenue decreased by $50 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year, due to reduced activity under the LogCAP III and LogCAP IV contracts. This reduction is driven by the completion of operations in Iraq under the LogCAP III contract and base closures and headcount reductions under the LogCAP IV contract supporting the U.S. Military and Department of State in Iraq.

NAGL job income increased by $5 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year, primarily due to award and base fees earned under the LogCAP III contract. Partially offsetting the increase was lower income related to the LogCAP IV contract.

International Government, Defence and Support Services (“IGDSS”). IGDSS revenue decreased by $24 million and job income decreased by $14 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year, driven by lower activity on the Aspire Defence project and the completion of a U.K. MoD contract in Afghanistan, as well as reduced activity related to support services in Africa. These decreases were partially offset by new awards and a NATO contract in Afghanistan.

Infrastructure. Infrastructure revenue and job income decreased by $13 million and $5 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. The decrease in revenue and job income is due to a decline in market conditions in the APAC market and the completion and near completion of several projects, partially offset by increased activity in the Middle East associated with the expansion of the Doha Expressway program.

Minerals. Minerals revenue decreased by $25 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year due to lower volume of work and progress on existing projects. The general decline in economic conditions has delayed previously planned capital projects and consequently led to a decline in project awards.

Minerals job income increased by $4 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. The increase is primarily due to charges recognized in the first quarter of 2012 in our North American business stemming from increased costs to complete our legacy projects which did not recur in 2013.


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Power and Industrial (“P&I”). P&I revenue increased by $1 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. The increase in revenue is due to increased progress on a waste-to-energy project in Florida and progress on air quality controls systems projects in Illinois and Kentucky. This increase was partially offset by substantial completion of a coal gasification project in Mississippi.

P&I job income decreased by $2 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year, due to reduced activity for projects completed or nearing completion, including a coal gasification project in Mississippi. This decrease was partially offset by increased progress on a waste-to-energy project in Florida and an air quality controls systems project in Kentucky.

Services

Services revenue increased by $137 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year. This increase is primarily driven by increases of $95 million in our Canada product line, $38 million in our U.S. Construction product line and $10 million in our Industrial Services and other product lines due to several new awards and increased activity on new and existing projects. The increased activity in our Canada product line is primarily related to construction services for gas plants in Northern British Columbia and turnaround services for an oil sands project in Alberta. The increase in our U.S. construction product line is primarily associated with the construction of a base oil facility and a gas plant expansion. These increases were partially offset by lower revenue of $6 million from our Building Group product line due to the completion of several large hospital and other projects.

Services job income increased by $3 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year due to increased income from our Canadian product line related to construction services for gas plants in Northern British Columbia and module fabrication in Alberta. This increase is partially offset by lower job income in the U.S. Construction product line due to continued progress on several loss projects.

Ventures

Ventures operations consist of investments in joint ventures accounted for under the equity method of accounting, net of tax. Ventures revenue was $14 million and job income was $8 million in each of the first quarter of 2013 and 2012. Revenue and job income were impacted by a decline of $2 million on the EBIC ammonia plant in Egypt, related to continuing low gas feedstock pressure which we began experiencing in late 2012. This decrease was offset by marginal increases in revenue and job income on the other joint ventures within our Ventures business unit.


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Services Revenue by Market Sector

The Services business group provides construction management, direct hire construction and maintenance services to clients in a number of markets. We believe customer focus, attention to highly productive delivery and a diverse market presence are the keys to our success in delivering construction and maintenance services. Accordingly, the Services business group focuses on these key success factors. The analysis below is supplementally provided to present the revenue generated by Services based on the markets served, some of which are the same sectors served by our other business groups.
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
(in millions)
Business
Group
Revenue
 
Services
Revenue
 
Total
Revenue by
Market
Sectors
Hydrocarbons:
 
 
 
 
 
Gas Monetization
$
605

 
$

 
$
605

Oil & Gas
111

 
130

 
241

Downstream
178

 
130

 
308

Technology
53

 

 
53

Total Hydrocarbons
947

 
260

 
1,207

Infrastructure, Government and Power:
 
 
 
 
 
North American Government and Logistics
159

 
10

 
169

International Government, Defence and Support Services
74

 

 
74

Infrastructure
51

 

 
51

Minerals
38

 

 
38

Power and Industrial
85

 
215

 
300

Total Infrastructure, Government and Power
407

 
225

 
632

Services
485

 
(485
)
 

Other
20

 

 
20

Total KBR Revenue
$
1,859

 
$

 
$
1,859

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2012
(in millions)
Business
Group
Revenue
 
Services
Revenue
 
Total
Revenue by
Market
Sectors
Hydrocarbons:
 
 
 
 
 
Gas Monetization
$
805

 
$

 
$
805

Oil & Gas
121

 
41

 
162

Downstream
141

 
85

 
226

Technology
49

 

 
49

Total Hydrocarbons
1,116

 
126

 
1,242

Infrastructure, Government and Power:
 
 
 
 
 
North American Government and Logistics
209

 
13

 
222

International Government, Defence and Support Services
98

 

 
98

Infrastructure
64

 

 
64

Minerals
63

 

 
63

Power and Industrial
84

 
209

 
293

Total Infrastructure, Government and Power
518

 
222

 
740

Services
348

 
(348
)
 

Other
19

 

 
19

Total KBR Revenue
$
2,001

 
$

 
$
2,001

 

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Corporate, tax and other matters

Labor cost absorption income (expense) represents costs incurred by our central labor and resource groups net of the amounts charged to the operating business units. Labor cost absorption expense was $(15) million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to income of $1 million, a difference of $16 million over the same period of the prior year, primarily due to lower chargeable hours and utilization in several of our engineering offices as a result of delays in awards of certain expected projects.

General and administrative expense was $52 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $55 million in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease is primarily due to lower information technology support costs, lower legal costs and reductions associated with other cost containment measures. The decreases were partially offset by higher enterprise resource planning ("ERP") project expenses and tax consulting fees.

Net interest expense and interest income both remained flat, respectively, in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the prior year

The effective tax rate was approximately 23% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 9% for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The adjusted effective tax rate excluding discrete items was approximately 28% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 27% for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The U.S. statutory tax rate for all periods was 35%. Our adjusted effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was lower than the U.S. statutory rate due to favorable tax rate differentials on foreign earnings, lower tax expense on foreign income from unconsolidated joint ventures and tax benefits from unincorporated joint ventures. The adjusted effective tax rate includes increases of 2% as a result of incremental income taxes on certain undistributed foreign earnings in Australia that were previously deemed to be permanently reinvested. In the first quarter of 2013, we recognized discrete net tax benefits of approximately $5 million including benefits primarily related to the recognition of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to tax positions taken in prior years.

Our adjusted effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was lower than the U.S. statutory rate due to favorable tax rate differentials on foreign earnings and lower tax expense on foreign income from unincorporated joint ventures. In the first quarter of 2012, we recognized discrete net tax benefits of approximately $20 million including benefits primarily related to deductions arising from an unconsolidated joint venture in Australia as well as the recognition of previously unrecognized tax benefits related to tax positions taken in prior years based on progress in resolving transfer pricing matters with certain taxing jurisdictions.

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests was $9 million and $7 million in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012, respectively. The increase primarily resulted from higher income on an LNG project executed by a consolidated joint venture and a general engineering services joint venture.

Backlog

Backlog generally represents the dollar amount of revenue we expect to realize in the future as a result of performing work on contracts awarded to us. We generally include total expected revenue in backlog when a contract is awarded and/or the scope is definitized. In many instances, arrangements included in backlog are complex, nonrepetitive in nature and may fluctuate depending on estimated revenue and contract duration. Where contract duration is indefinite, projects included in backlog are limited to the estimated amount of expected revenue within the following twelve months. Certain contracts provide maximum dollar limits, with actual authorization to perform work under the contract agreed upon on a periodic basis with the customer. In these arrangements, only the amounts authorized are included in backlog. For projects where we act solely in a project management capacity, we only include our management fee revenue of each project in backlog. For certain long-term service contracts with a defined contract term, such as those associated with privately financed projects, the amount included in backlog is limited to five years.

For our projects related to unconsolidated joint ventures, we have included in the table below our percentage ownership of the joint venture’s estimated revenue in backlog. However, because these projects are accounted for under the equity method, only our share of future earnings from these projects will be recorded in our revenue. Our backlog for projects related to unconsolidated joint ventures totaled $5.5 billion at March 31, 2013 and $5.8 billion at December 31, 2012. We also consolidate joint ventures which are majority-owned and controlled or are variable interest entities in which we are the primary beneficiary. Our backlog included in the table below for projects related to consolidated joint ventures with noncontrolling interests includes 100% of the backlog associated with those joint ventures and totaled $2.3 billion at March 31, 2013 and $2.1 billion at December 31, 2012. All backlog is attributable to firm orders as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012. Backlog attributable to unfunded government orders was $250 million at March 31, 2013 and $236 million as of December 31, 2012.


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Backlog 
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
(in millions)
2013
 
2012
Hydrocarbons:
 
 
 
Gas Monetization
$
7,425

 
$
7,745

Oil & Gas
168

 
215

Downstream
691

 
740

Technology
392

 
399

Total Hydrocarbons
$
8,676

 
$
9,099

Infrastructure, Government and Power:
 
 
 
North American Government and Logistics
559

 
645

International Government, Defence and Support Services
891

 
975

Infrastructure
184

 
205

Minerals
107

 
131

Power and Industrial
793

 
868

Total Infrastructure, Government and Power
$
2,534

 
$
2,824

Services
2,068

 
2,025

Ventures
937

 
983

Total backlog
$
14,215

 
$
14,931


We estimate that as of March 31, 2013, 49% of our backlog will be executed within one year. As of March 31, 2013, 43% of our backlog was attributable to fixed-price contracts and 57% was attributable to cost-reimbursable contracts. For contracts that contain both fixed-price and cost-reimbursable components, we classify the components as either fixed-price or cost-reimbursable according to the composition of the contract except for smaller contracts where we characterize the entire contract based on the predominant component.

Hydrocarbons backlog decreased $423 million primarily due to $541 million of work performed on existing projects and was partially offset by new awards of $118 million primarily in our Downstream and Technology business units. IGP backlog decreased by $290 million primarily as a result of work performed on existing projects across all IGP business units. Services backlog increased $43 million due to new awards of $297 million primarily in our Building Group and Canada product lines and was partially offset by $254 million of work performed on various construction projects in the U.S. and Canada.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash and equivalents totaled $904 million at March 31, 2013 and $1.1 billion at December 31, 2012, which included $197 million and $201 million, respectively, of cash held by our joint ventures that we consolidate for accounting purposes. Joint venture cash balances are limited to joint venture activities and are not available for use on other projects, general cash needs or distributions to us without approval of the board of directors of the respective joint ventures. We expect to use joint venture cash for project costs and distribution of profits.

Cash generated from operations is our primary source of operating liquidity. Our cash balances are held in numerous locations throughout the world, the majority of which are outside of the U.S. Of the $707 million in non-joint venture cash and equivalents held at March 31, 2013, approximately $543 million is held in foreign subsidiaries. The remaining cash is non-joint venture domestic cash. Demands on our domestic cash have increased as a result of our strategic initiatives including business acquisitions, share repurchases and capital expenditures. We fund these initiatives through our existing cash and investment balances and internally generated cash. When appropriate, we may access offshore cash and equivalents. Where local regulations limit an efficient intercompany transfer of amounts held outside of the U.S., we will continue to utilize these funds for foreign activities primarily associated with project execution. We believe that internally generated cash flows are sufficient to support our day-to-day business operations, both domestically and internationally, for at least the next 12 months.

We generally do not provide U.S. federal and state income taxes on the accumulated but undistributed earnings of non-United States subsidiaries except for certain entities in Mexico and certain other joint ventures, as well as for a portion of our earnings from our operations in Australia.  Taxes are provided as necessary with respect to earnings that are considered not permanently reinvested. Beginning in the second quarter of 2012, we provided for U.S. federal and state income taxes on 50% of the earnings of our Australian operations. We will continue to provide for U.S. federal and state taxes on this portion of the

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earnings of our Australian operations as we no longer intend to permanently reinvest these amounts. In determining whether the remaining 50% of our Australia earnings would be considered permanently reinvested, we considered our future non-US cash needs such as, 1) our anticipated international operations' working capital requirements, including funding of our non-US pension plans; 2) the expected growth opportunities in our international markets, and; 3) our plans to capture strategic acquisition and investment opportunities in the international arena. For all other non-U.S. subsidiaries, no U.S. taxes are provided because such earnings are intended to be reinvested indefinitely to finance foreign activities. These accumulated but undistributed foreign earnings could be subject to additional tax if remitted, or deemed remitted, as a dividend. Determination of the amount of unrecognized deferred U.S. income tax liability is not practicable; however, the potential foreign tax credits associated with the deferred income would be available to reduce the resulting U.S. tax liabilities. As of March 31, 2013, foreign cash and equivalents that could be subject to additional U.S. income taxes and withholding taxes payable to the various foreign jurisdictions if remitted, or deemed remitted, as a dividend, excluding cash held by consolidated joint ventures, is estimated to be approximately $487 million.

Cash flow activities summary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Millions of dollars
 
2013
 
2012
Cash flows used in operating activities
 
$
(93
)
 
$
(107
)
Cash flows used in investing activities
 
(20
)
 
(15
)
Cash flows used in financing activities
 
(15
)
 
(15
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
 
(21
)
 
8

Decrease in cash and equivalents
 
(149
)
 
(129
)

Operating activities. Cash used in operations totaled $93 million in the first quarter of 2013 and was driven by working capital uses related to the Services, Gas Monetization, Downstream and Minerals business units. In addition, we contributed approximately $7 million to our pension funds.

Cash used in operations totaled $107 million in the first quarter of 2012 and was driven primarily by the timing of working capital requirements on several large projects. In addition, we contributed approximately $8 million to our pension funds during the first quarter of 2012.

Investing activities. Cash used in investing activities in the first quarter of 2013 totaled $20 million which was primarily due to capital expenditures associated with information technology projects.

Cash used in investing activities in the first quarter of 2012 totaled $15 million which was primarily due to capital expenditures of $16 million associated with information technology projects and leasehold improvements.

Financing activities. Cash used in financing activities in the first quarter of 2013 totaled $15 million and included $6 million for the repurchase of common stock and $11 million for distributions to noncontrolling interests. The uses of cash were partially offset by $2 million of net proceeds from the issuance of stock.

Cash used in financing activities in the first quarter of 2012 totaled $15 million and included $7 million related to dividend payments to our shareholders, $7 million of payments to repurchase shares of our common stock and $5 million related to distributions to owners of noncontrolling interests in several of our consolidated joint ventures. These payments were partially offset by proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

Future sources of cash. Future sources of cash include cash flows from operations, including cash advances from our clients, cash derived from working capital management and advances under our Credit Agreement.

Future uses of cash. Future uses of cash will primarily relate to working capital requirements, capital expenditures and acquisitions. In addition, we will use cash to fund pension obligations, payments under operating leases, cash dividends, share repurchases and various other obligations as they arise. Our capital expenditures will be focused primarily on information technology, real estate, facilities and equipment.

Credit Agreement

On December 2, 2011, we entered into a $1 billion, five-year unsecured revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of international banks. The Credit Agreement expires in December 2016 and may be used for working capital,

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the issuance of letters of credit and other general corporate purposes. Amounts drawn under the Credit Agreement will bear interest at variable rates, per annum, based either on (i) the London interbank offered rate (“LIBOR”) plus an applicable margin of 1.50% to 1.75%, or (ii) a base rate plus an applicable margin of 0.50% to 0.75%, with the base rate equal to the highest of (a) reference bank’s publicly announced base rate, (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.5%, or (c) LIBOR plus 1%. The amount of the applicable margin to be applied will be determined by the Company’s ratio of consolidated debt to consolidated EBITDA for the prior four fiscal quarters, as defined in the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement provides for fees on letters of credit issued under the Credit Agreement at a rate equal to the applicable margin for LIBOR-based loans, except for performance letters of credit, which are priced at 50% of such applicable margin. KBR pays an issuance fee of 0.15% of the face amount of a letter of credit. KBR also pays a commitment fee of 0.25%, per annum, on any unused portion of the commitment under the Credit Agreement. As of March 31, 2013, there were $212 million in letters of credit and no advances outstanding.

The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants which include financial covenants requiring maintenance of a ratio of consolidated debt to consolidated EBITDA not greater than 3.5 to 1 and a minimum consolidated net worth of $2 billion plus 50% of consolidated net income for each quarter beginning December 31, 2011 and 100% of any increase in shareholders’ equity attributable to the sale of equity interests. At March 31, 2013, we were in compliance with our financial covenants.

The Credit Agreement contains a number of other covenants restricting, among other things, our ability to incur additional liens and indebtedness, enter into asset sales, repurchase our equity shares and make certain types of investments. Our subsidiaries are restricted from incurring indebtedness, except if such indebtedness relates to purchase money obligations, capitalized leases, refinancing or renewals secured by liens upon or in property acquired, constructed or improved in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $200 million at any time outstanding. Additionally, our subsidiaries may incur unsecured indebtedness not to exceed $200 million in aggregate outstanding principal amount at any time. We are also permitted to repurchase our equity shares, provided that no such repurchases shall be made from proceeds borrowed under the Credit Agreement, and that the aggregate purchase price and dividends paid after December 2, 2011, does not to exceed the Distribution Cap (equal to the sum of $750 million plus the lesser of (1) $400 million and (2) the amount received by us in connection with the arbitration and subsequent litigation of the PEMEX contracts as discussed in Note 6 to our condensed consolidated financial statements). At March 31, 2013, the remaining availability under the Distribution Cap was approximately $654 million.

Currently, we do not believe we have any significant exposure to the ongoing European debt crisis through our banking relationships. Although we maintain banking relationships with several U.K. and continental European banks, very few banks are located in the more economically distressed nations within the European Union, such as Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal or Spain.

Nonrecourse project finance debt

Fasttrax Limited, a joint venture in which we indirectly own a 50% equity interest with an unrelated partner, was awarded a contract in 2001 with the U.K. MoD to provide a fleet of 92 heavy equipment transporters (“HETs”) to the British Army. Under the terms of the arrangement, Fasttrax Limited operates and maintains the HET fleet for a term of 22 years. The purchase of the HETs by the joint venture was financed through a series of bonds secured by the assets of Fasttrax Limited totaling approximately £84.9 million and are non-recourse to KBR and its partner including £12.2 million which was replaced when the shareholders funded combined equity and subordinated debt of approximately £12.2 million.

The guaranteed secured bonds were issued in two classes consisting of Class A 3.5% Index Linked Bonds in the amount of £56 million and Class B 5.9% Fixed Rate Bonds in the amount of £16.7 million.  Payments on both classes of bonds commenced in March 2005 and are due in semi-annual installments over the term of the bonds which end in 2021.  Subordinated notes payable to our 50% partner initially bear interest at 11.25% increasing to 16% over the term of the note through 2025.  Payments on the subordinated debt commenced in March 2006 and are due in semi-annual installments over the term of the note.

The combined principal installments for both classes of bonds and subordinated notes, including inflation adjusted bond indexation, totals $10 million for years ended December 31, 2013 through 2015, $11 million for years ended December 31, 2016 through 2017 and $42 million thereafter. The secured bonds are an obligation of Fasttrax Limited and will never be a debt obligation of KBR because they are non-recourse to the joint venture partners. Accordingly, in the event of a default on the term loan, the lenders may only look to the resources of Fasttrax Limited for repayment. For additional information, see Note 10 of our condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Off-balance sheet arrangements

Letters of credit, surety bonds and guarantees. In connection with certain projects, we are required to provide letters of credit, surety bonds or guarantees to our customers. Letters of credit are provided to certain customers and counter-parties in the ordinary course of business as credit support for contractual performance guarantees, advanced payments received from customers and future funding commitments. We have approximately $2.2 billion in committed and uncommitted lines of credit to support the issuance of letters of credit and as of March 31, 2013, we have utilized $706 million of our present capacity under lines of credit. Surety bonds are also posted under the terms of certain contracts to guarantee our performance. The letters of credit outstanding included $212 million issued under our Credit Agreement and $494 million issued under uncommitted bank lines at March 31, 2013. Of the total letters of credit outstanding, $269 million relate to our joint venture operations. As the need arises, future projects will be supported by letters of credit issued under our Credit Agreement or other lines of credit arranged on a bilateral, syndicated or other basis. We believe we have adequate letter of credit capacity under our Credit Agreement and bilateral lines of credit to support our operations for the next twelve months.

Other factors affecting liquidity

Percentage-of-completion contracts claims. As of March 31, 2013, claims were approximately $129 million and included claims associated with the reimbursable portion of an EPC contract to construct an LNG facility for which we have recognized additional contract revenue totaling $109 million. The claims on this project represent incremental subcontractor costs that we are legally entitled to recover from the customer under the terms of the EPC contract. If we are unable to settle the claim with the customer, we intend to pursue recovery through other dispute resolution procedures. The claims related to this EPC contract have been recorded as a current asset in "Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts."

Government claims. Included in receivables in our consolidated balance sheets are claims for costs incurred under various government contracts totaling $213 million at March 31, 2013, of which $103 million is included in “Accounts receivable” and $110 million is included in “Unbilled receivables on uncompleted contracts.” These claims relate to contracts where our costs have exceeded the customer’s funded value of the task order. The $103 million of claims included in Accounts receivable results primarily from de-obligated funding on certain task orders that were also subject to Form 1s relating to certain DCAA audit issues.  We believe such disputed costs will be resolved in our favor at which time the customer will be required to obligate funds from appropriations for the year in which resolution occurs.  The remaining claims balance of $110 million primarily represents costs for which incremental funding is pending in the normal course of business.  The claims outstanding at March 31, 2013 are considered to be probable of collection and have been previously recognized as revenue.

Liquidated damages. Many of our engineering and construction contracts have milestone due dates that must be met or we may be subject to penalties for liquidated damages if claims are asserted and we were responsible for the delays. These generally relate to specified activities that must be met within a project by a set contractual date or achievement of a specified level of output or throughput of a plant we construct. Each contract defines the conditions under which a customer may make a claim for liquidated damages. However, in many instances, liquidated damages are not asserted by the customer, but the potential to do so is used in negotiating claims and closing out the contract.

Based upon our evaluation of our performance and other legal analysis, we have not accrued for possible liquidated damages related to several projects totaling $2 million at March 31, 2013 and $2 million at December 31, 2012, (including amounts related to our share of unconsolidated subsidiaries), that we could incur based upon completing the projects as currently forecasted.

Transactions with Former Parent

Information related to transactions with our former parent is described in Note 7 to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

Legal Proceedings

Information related to various commitments and contingencies is described in Notes 5 and 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

We are exposed to financial instrument market risk from changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates. We selectively manage these exposures through the use of derivative instruments to mitigate our market risk from these exposures. The objective of our risk management is to protect our cash flows related to sales or purchases of goods or services from market fluctuations in currency rates. Our use of derivative instruments includes the following types of market risk:

volatility of the currency rates;
time horizon of the derivative instruments;
market cycles; and
the type of derivative instruments used.
We do not use derivative instruments for trading purposes. We do not consider any of these risk management activities to be material.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

In accordance with Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as amended (the “Exchange Act”), we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2013 to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. Our disclosure controls and procedures include controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

During the most recent fiscal quarter, there have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.Legal Proceedings

Information related to various commitments and contingencies is described in Notes 5 and 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements and in Managements’ Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Legal Proceedings and the information discussed therein is incorporated herein.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

We have updated certain risk factors affecting our business since those presented in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Part I, Item 1A, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Except for the risk factors updated, there have been no material changes in our assessment of our risk factors from those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by reference, for the year ended December 31, 2012. Our updated risk factors are included below.

A portion of our revenues is generated by large, recurring business from certain significant customers. A loss, cancellation or delay in projects by our customers in the future could negatively affect our revenues.

We provide services to a diverse customer base, including international and national oil and gas companies, independent refiners, petrochemical producers, fertilizer producers and domestic and foreign governments. Revenue from the United States government, which was derived almost entirely from our IGP business group, totaled $690 million, or 9% of consolidated revenue, in 2012, $2.2 billion, or 24% of consolidated revenue, in 2011, and $3.3 billion, or 32% of consolidated revenue, in 2010. Revenue from the Chevron Corporation, which was derived almost entirely from our Hydrocarbons business group, totaled $480 million, or 26% of consolidated revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2013, $2.3 billion, or 29% of consolidated revenue, in 2012, $2.0 billion, or 22% of consolidated revenue, in 2011, and $1.8 billion, or 18% of consolidated revenue, in 2010. No other customers represented 10% or more of consolidated revenues in any of the periods presented.


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Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

(a)
None.

(b)
None.

(c)
On August 26, 2011, KBR announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to repurchase up to 10 million of our outstanding common shares. The authorization does not specify an expiration date. The following is a summary of share repurchases of our common stock settled during the three months ended March 31, 2013. We also have a share maintenance program to repurchase shares based on vesting and other activity under our equity compensation plans. Shares purchased under "Employee transactions" in the table below reflects shares acquired from employees in connection with the settlement of income tax and related benefit withholding obligations arising from vesting of restricted stock units.
Purchase Period
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (2)
 
Average
Price Paid
per Share
 
Total Number of
Shares  Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs (2)
 
Maximum Number of
Shares  that May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs (1)
January 2 – 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repurchases
98,275

 
$
29.12

 

 
7,584,764

Employee transactions
5,127

 
$
29.60

 

 

February 1 – 28, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repurchases
10,000

 
$
29.98

 

 
7,584,764

Employee transactions
337

 
$
31.46

 

 

March 1 – 28, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repurchases
40,000

 
$
31.28

 

 
7,584,764

Employee transactions
37,640

 
$
30.61

 

 

Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repurchases
148,275

 
$
29.76

 

 
7,584,764

Employee transactions
43,104

 
$
30.50

 

 

 
(1)
Represents remaining common shares that may be repurchased pursuant to the August 26, 2011 announced share repurchase program.
(2)
The difference between total number of shares purchased and total number of shares purchased as part of publicly announced plans or programs pertains to repurchases under our share maintenance program.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures
None.

Item 5. Other Information
None.


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Item 6. Exhibits

Exhibit
Number
  
Description
 
 
 
3.1
  
KBR Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to KBR’s current report on Form 8-K filed June 7, 2012; Registration No. 333-133302)
 
 
 
3.2
  
Amended and Restated Bylaws of KBR, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 Charter to KBR’s current report on Form 8-K filed January 23, 2012; File No. 1-33146)
 
 
 
4.1
  
Form of specimen KBR common stock certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to KBR’s registration statement on Form S-1; Registration No. 333-133302)
 
 
 
10.1*
  
Form of revised Nonstatutory Stock Option Agreement For US and Non-US Employees pursuant to KBR, Inc. 2006 Stock and Incentive Plan.

 
 
 
10.2*