Halliburton posts strong Q2 results with USD0.03 per diluted share


Halliburton Company said its income from continuing operations of $28 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017.

Adjusted income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017, excluding a fair market value adjustment associated with an expected promissory note in Venezuela, was $201 million, or $0.23 per diluted share. These second quarter results include a $0.04 per diluted share impact from litigation settlements and one-time executive compensation charges. Reported operating income was $146 million and adjusted operating income was $408 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to operating income of $203 million for the first quarter of 2017.

“Our performance this quarter demonstrates that Halliburton is the execution company, and we are the leader in North America. North America revenue growth of 24% outpaced the average sequential U.S. land rig count growth of 21%, while our margins grew into the double digits. More broadly, we outperformed our major peer in every geo-market, demonstrating that we continue to grow our global market share,” said Dave Lesar, Executive Chairman.

“I am very pleased with our second quarter results. We continue to execute our strategy to maximize asset value for our customers and deliver differentiated services that we believe will generate superior returns over the long term,” remarked Jeff Miller, President and CEO.

“Total company revenue this quarter was $5.0 billion, representing a 16% increase compared to the first quarter of this year, while total adjusted operating income was $408 million. These results were primarily driven by continued strengthening of market conditions in North America, which were partially offset by pricing pressure internationally.

“The Completion and Production division revenue increased 20% in the quarter and operating margins improved by 700 basis points to approximately 13%, driven by the strength in our production enhancement, cementing and completion tools product service lines.

“Our Drilling and Evaluation division is driven, in large part, by our international footprint. While we experienced a modest increase this quarter the overall market continues to move sideways with continued pricing pressure.

“Overall, I am confident about Halliburton’s ability to grow North America margins, and continue to maintain the run rate for our international business. Our strategy is working well and we intend to stay the course. We will continue to drive superior execution and remain focused on delivering best-in-class returns,” concluded Miller.

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