Movers and SHAKERS
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD)
New 1Q2022 Awards Announced
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp is a provider of dredging services in the United States. The company only's operating segments is Dredging. Dredging involves the enhancement or preservation of navigability of waterways or the protection of shorelines through the removal or replenishment of soil, sand or rock. Its projects portfolio includes Coastal Restoration, Coastal Protection, Port expansion, and others.
Poe Fratt, Senior Research Analyst, Logistics, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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New Awards of $132.3 million announced.
Six projects were awarded, ranging in size from $11.5 million to $37.2 million. Four of the awards totaling $94.9 million relate to Coastal Protection, one award of $25.9 million relates to Maintenance and one award of $11.5 million relates to Capital.
Two awards of $37.3 million is related to 4Q2021 activity and the other four awards of $95.0 million relate to 1Q2022 activity. All of the work is shorter term in nature and will enhance 2022 equipment utilization.
Combined with 4Q2021 backlog of $552 million, but a large amount of 4Q2021 low bids pending award, the outlook looks solid this year. Also, it appears that the prospects for one of the LNG projects in low bids pending award has improved with FID on the horizon, which would push $100-$150 million of the low bid pending award number into backlog.
Recovery expected this year and no change to 2022 EBITDA estimate. With moderating COVID- 19 costs, we estimate that 2022 EBITDA will recover to $144.2 million. More than 80% of current backlog should be converted to revenue this year and the announced 4Q2021/1Q2022 awards are shorter term. The awards help temper three factors that represent headwinds this year, including dry docking activity ...
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