London, UK,
25
April
2017
|
08:05
Europe/London

Amec Foster Wheeler plc 2016 full year results

Newsfacts:
  • Audited results in line with 13 March update
  • Year end net debt to EBITDA covenant ratio – 3.3x. Restated covenant agreed with lenders up to 4.5x until June 2018
  • Confirmation that no final dividend being recommended
  • Non-core disposal programme on track
  • Shareholder vote on offer from Wood Group expected in June
Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Amec Foster Wheeler plc
Given conditions in natural resources end markets, our 2016 trading performance was robust, as we benefited from the breadth of our business – especially the record performance from solar – cost saving actions and the fall in sterling in the second half of the year.

We continue to expect another year of decline in oil and gas activity in 2017 and for solar activity to reduce significantly from the record levels seen in 2016. It is also expected that there will be a better performance from environment and infrastructure and a further significant contribution from standalone overhead cost savings.

This year, we will continue to leverage the outstanding technical expertise of our people to best serve our customers and deliver projects safely across all the markets in which we operate. This and the improvements we have made to the business will ensure we continue to make significant progress in 2017.
Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Amec Foster Wheeler plc
Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.