NOV VARCO NET INCOME $155 MLN
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) today reported that for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015, it earned net income of $155 million, or $0.41 per fully diluted share, compared to second quarter ended June 30, 2015 net income of $289 million, or $0.74 per fully diluted share. Excluding other items and non-recurring charges from all periods, third quarter net income was $232 million, or $0.61 per fully diluted share, compared to $0.77 in the second quarter of 2015 and $1.62 in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 other items were $55 million in pre-tax intangible asset impairment charges and $57 million in pre-tax severance, facility closure, and other charges.
Revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were $3.31 billion, a decrease of 15 percent from the second quarter of 2015 and a decrease of 41 percent from the third quarter of 2014. Operating profit for the quarter, excluding the other items, was $346 million, or 10.5 percent of sales. EBITDA, excluding other items, was $511 million, or 15.5 percent of sales, down 19 percent sequentially and 58 percent from the prior year. Operating leverage, or the change in operating profit divided by the change in revenue, excluding other items, was 18 percent from the second quarter of 2015 to the third quarter of 2015. SG&A expenses declined 15 percent sequentially and 34 percent from the third quarter of last year.
During the third quarter of 2015, the Company completed its share repurchase program repurchasing and retiring 10.85 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $40.98 per share for a total purchase price of $444 million. Since initiating the share buyback program in September 2014, the Company repurchased 55.6 million shares, or 13 percent of its shares outstanding.
Ending backlog for the third quarter of 2015 was $8.02 billion for the Company's Rig Systems segment and $1.17 billion for the Company's Completion & Production Solutions segment.
Clay C. Williams, Chairman, President and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, stated, "The sharp decline in oil prices and activity since late last year has impacted each of our segments, and will drive activity lower in the fourth quarter. We believe our strong financial resources will enable National Oilwell Varco to invest in the extraordinary opportunities that will arise from this downturn, and we expect to emerge with greater capability and efficiency. In the meantime, with limited visibility into the timing of a recovery, we remain focused on managing costs and improving performance, while continuing to develop technologies that help our customers to improve their returns in a lower commodity price world."
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GAZPROM - The parties discussed relevant issues related to bilateral cooperation, including the Baltic LNG project. Emphasis was placed on the priority measures aimed at developing a joint design concept (pre-FEED).
BHGE - U.S. Rig Count is up 11 rigs from last week to 1,063, with oil rigs up 8 to 869, gas rigs up 4 to 193, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 1. Canada Rig Count is up 13 rigs from last week to 195, with oil rigs up 8 to 127 and gas rigs up 5 to 68.
REUTERS - Brent crude futures had risen $1.02 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $81.28 a barrel by 0637 GMT. The contract dropped 3.4 percent on Thursday following sharp falls in equity markets and indications that supply concerns have been overblown. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 80 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $71.77 a barrel, after a 3 percent fall in the previous session. WTI is on track for a 3.5 percent drop this week.
EIA - Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $79 per barrel (b) in September, up $6/b from August. EIA expects Brent spot prices will average $74/b in 2018 and $75/b in 2019. EIA expects West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices will average about $6/b lower than Brent prices in 2018 and in 2019.