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What: Shares of engineering service provider Willbros Group
So what: Revenue for the fourth quarter jumped an incredible 105.6% to $398.5 million -- but that didn't translate to success on the bottom line. Net loss for the quarter was $67.8 million or $1.44 per share, and even if you strip out non-cash impairments the loss was $0.80 per share.
Now what: Cost overruns and weather affected earnings this quarter despite some improvement in market conditions. Management was optimistic heading into 2011, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of certainty about project timing of projects in the short term. I am going to leave this dip alone and take a "wait and see" approach to Willbros Group.
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