Engineering and construction firm Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR), Irving, TX,reported sales for the third quarter of $5.4 billion, a decrease of 18.6 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Profit increased 59.8 percent to $69.5 million.
Oil & gas segment sales of $3.2 billion was up 11.7 percent from the third quarter of 2013 due to rising contributions from major projects. Industrial & infrastructure sales for the quarter were $1.2 billion, down 54.4 percent from $2.7 billion a year ago, reflecting a continued decline in contributions from the mining and metals business line.
Government group sales for the quarter declined 8.9 percent to $615.1 million, while global services sales declined 6.1 percent to 140.5 million and power business sales declined 21.5 percent to $236.9 million.
Year-to-date sales were $16.1 billion, down 23.7 percent over the prior-year period. Profit decreased 40.8 percent to $296.4.