Granite Construction Inc. reports net income of $14.1 million for the 2nd quarter of 2017, ended June 30, compared to $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2016. Earnings per diluted share in the quarter was $0.35, about the same as last year.
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“This is a very exciting time for our business. Our growth expectations for 2017 and 2018 have increased, and our outlook continues to improve across our business,” said James H. Roberts, President and CEO of Granite Construction Inc., in a press release. “Our businesses continue to win new work across the portfolio, with broad project wins driving company backlog above $4 billion for the first time in our company’s 95-year history. For the fifth consecutive quarter, construction segment backlog finished above the $1-billion mark. We are particularly pleased with consistently strong margin performance in the Construction segment and improving margins in the Construction Materials segment. We expect strong growth in both segments in the second half of 2017 and through 2018.
“Granite teams recovered well from challenging winter and spring weather, with solid safety performance across the business in alignment with operations that accelerated through the end of the second quarter,” Roberts continued. “We also continued acceleration to completion on a number of under-performing, mature projects in our Large Project Construction segment portfolio. This will allow our teams to complete these projects in 2017 and 2018, but, as we saw in the first quarter, it created an increased near-term drag on our results.”