Halliburton reports 2Q growth internationally but saw a drop in North American operations

Halliburton Company announced Monday net income of $295 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. But things weren’t so good for its North American operations.

This compares to reported net income for the second quarter of 2019 of $75 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, and adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2019 of $303 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, excluding impairments and other charges.

Operating income was $536 million during the third quarter of 2019, compared to reported operating income of $303 million and adjusted operating income of $550 million for the second quarter of 2019.

“Our organization executed effectively in the third quarter. We managed the market dynamics and delivered our financial results as per expectations,” commented Jeff Miller, Chairman, President and CEO.

“Total company revenue was $5.6 billion and operating income was $536 million, representing decreases of 6% and 3%, respectively, compared to revenue and adjusted operating income in the second quarter of 2019.

He said international revenue, which was flat sequentially, was up 10% year to date but the company leadership remains confident the company will achieve high single-digit international growth for all of 2019. International growth continues across multiple regions, benefitting both Drilling and Evaluation and Completion and Production divisions.

“Our North America revenue decreased 11% sequentially driven by customer activity declines and the execution of our new playbook,” added Miller. “I am proud of how our team performed in this challenging market. We are successfully implementing our new strategy and are focused on taking the right actions to deliver returns and cash flow for our shareholders.”

North America revenue in the third quarter of 2019 was $2.9 billion, an 11% decrease when compared to the second quarter of 2019, primarily associated with lower activity and pricing in pressure pumping and well construction services in North America land.

Drilling and Evaluation revenue in the third quarter of 2019 was $2.0 billion, a decrease of $81 million, or 4%, when compared to the second quarter of 2019, while operating income was $150 million, an increase of $5 million, or 3%. These results were driven by reduced drilling and wireline activity in North America and lower project management activity in Middle East/Asia. These declines were partially offset by higher drilling activity in the Eastern Hemisphere, fluids activity in Latin America and higher testing and software sales globally resulting in better overall margins.

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