HALLIBURTON NET INCOME $365 MLN
HALLIBURTON - Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced income from continuing operations of $365 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017. This compares to income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 of $28 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, and adjusted income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 of $201 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, excluding a fair market value adjustment related to Venezuela.
“We had a strong quarter and I am very pleased with our results. Our North American business is hitting on all cylinders and our international business proved resilient in a challenging environment. These results demonstrate why Halliburton is the execution company,” remarked Jeff Miller, President and CEO.
“Total company revenue was $5.4 billion, representing a 10% increase compared to the second quarter of this year. Total operating income was over $630 million, primarily driven by continued strengthening of market conditions in North America and improved profitability in our Drilling and Evaluations product lines. We outgrew our peers on a global basis demonstrating that we are taking market share globally, and we generated industry leading returns.
“The Drilling and Evaluation division revenue increased 4% and operating margins expanded by 260 basis points to approximately 9%, demonstrating solid execution in our international franchise.
“The Completion and Production division revenue increased by 13% in the third quarter and operating margins improved by 215 basis points, despite the approximately 50 basis point negative impact of hurricane Harvey. This was driven by improved activity and pricing throughout North America land in our pressure pumping, completion tools and cementing product service lines.
“Our North American revenue increased by 14%, significantly outperforming the average sequential U.S. land rig count growth of 6%. I am pleased with the progress we made this quarter towards our goal of normalized margins in North America, demonstrating that our strategy is working.
“Outside North America, our conservative outlook for the last several quarters is proving accurate. Our international organization has shown impressive control over their costs and their commitment to making the toughest of markets sustainable.
“Halliburton is proud to be a service company and we believe our investors and customers appreciate that. I am confident we are working on the right things that create the most value and generate the highest returns. Our strong competitive position is not purely a function of geographic footprint. It is demonstrated in the depth of the products and services that we provide to our customers and use to generate industry leading returns for our shareholders,” concluded Miller.
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