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Halliburton Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Results


  • Reported income from continuing operations of $0.76 per diluted share
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.41 per diluted share, excluding a tax benefit related to a strategic change in the company’s corporate structure

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) announced today income from continuing operations of $664 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018. This compares to income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2018 of $435 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. Adjusted income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2018, excluding a tax benefit related to a strategic change in the company’s corporate structure, was $358 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. Halliburton’s total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $5.9 billion, a 4% decrease from revenue of $6.2 billion in the third quarter of 2018. Operating income was $608 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, a 15% decrease compared to operating income of $716 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Total revenue for the full year of 2018 was $24.0 billion, an increase of $3.4 billion, or 16%, from 2017. Reported operating income for 2018 was $2.5 billion, compared to a reported operating income of $1.4 billion for 2017. Excluding special items, adjusted operating income for 2018 was $2.7 billion, a 35% improvement from adjusted operating income of $2.0 billion for 2017.

“I am pleased with our overall financial results for the year and for the fourth quarter. Our team optimized our performance in North America as the market softened, and the recovery of our international business continued,” commented Jeff Miller, Chairman, President and CEO.

“The trajectory of this cycle has been far from smooth. As expected, in North America, the demand for completion services decreased during the fourth quarter, leading to lower pricing for hydraulic fracturing services.

“Our international business continues to show signs of a steady recovery, with revenue increasing 7% sequentially, underscoring the versatility and global reach of our business portfolio.

“As North American oil production reaches historic highs, operators focus on returns over growth, and the international recovery continues, Halliburton is well prepared to thrive. We intend to dynamically respond to the changing market environment, reduce capital spending, develop differentiating technologies, and generate strong cash flow.

“Halliburton celebrates 100 years of service in 2019. As we enter our next century, we will remain focused on collaborating with our customers and engineering solutions to maximize their asset value, and on delivering strong cash flow and industry-leading returns for our shareholders,” concluded Miller.

Operating Segments

Completion and Production

Completion and Production revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $3.8 billion, a decrease of $338 million, or 8%, when compared to the third quarter of 2018, while operating income was $496 million, a sequential decrease of $117 million, or 19%. These declines were primarily driven by lower activity and pricing for stimulation services in North America, partially offset by stimulation activity increases in Argentina and year-end completion tool sales internationally.

Drilling and Evaluation

Drilling and Evaluation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $2.1 billion, an increase of $102 million, or 5%, when compared to the third quarter of 2018, while operating income was $185 million, a sequential increase of $4 million, or 2%. These increases were primarily due to year-end software sales, increased fluids activity in the Gulf of Mexico, and improved project management activity in Latin America. These improvements were partially offset by reduced drilling activity in the Western Hemisphere.

Geographic Regions

North America

North America revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $3.3 billion, an 11% decrease sequentially. This decrease was primarily driven by lower activity and pricing in stimulation services, partially offset by higher fluids activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

International

International revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $2.6 billion, a 7% increase sequentially, resulting primarily from increased year-end product and software sales in Middle East/Asia and Latin America, partially offset by a seasonal decline in pipeline services in Europe/Africa/CIS.

Latin America revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $607 million, a 16% increase sequentially, resulting primarily from year-end software and completion tool sales and higher stimulation activity across the region, coupled with improved activity across multiple product service lines in Mexico.

Europe/Africa/CIS revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $746 million, relatively flat sequentially, primarily driven by a seasonal decline in pipeline services across the region, coupled with decreased activity across multiple product service lines in the North Sea. These results were partially offset by year-end completion tool sales in Ghana and Nigeria.

Middle East/Asia revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $1.2 billion, an 8% increase sequentially, largely resulting from year-end completion tool sales in the Middle East, coupled with higher project management activity throughout the region.

Corporate and Other Events

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Halliburton recognized the impact of a strategic change in the company’s corporate structure, which resulted in a net tax benefit of $306 million, or $0.35 per diluted share.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Halliburton repurchased $200 million of common stock.

Selective Technology & Highlights

  • Halliburton won three World Oil Awards in 2018. Its Voice of the Oilfield™ solution won the “Best Digital Transformation Award,” while its BaraOmni™ Hybrid Separation System and Global Rapid Intervention Package (GRIP™) won “Best Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development Award” for both the onshore and offshore categories, respectively. In addition, Halliburton was a finalist in five other award categories.
  • Halliburton unveiled Cerebro™ in-bit sensor package, a new technology that obtains performance data directly from the drill bit and analyzes it to optimize cutter engagement, reduce uncertainty, and increase drilling efficiency. This new service improves data measurement and overall drilling performance.
  • Halliburton released the Illusion® Spire, the first fluid efficient dissolvable frac plug. The Illusion Spire plug is designed with a water saving element, so that operators can pump faster and reduce completion time.
  • In December 2018, Halliburton acquired SmartFibres, an industry leader in the development, design and manufacturing of downhole fiber optic pressure gauges. The addition of SmartFibres strengthens Halliburton’s production enhancement portfolio, providing a distinct advantage within the fiber optic space in both unconventional and mature fields.
  • Halliburton announced it has signed two contracts with Eni Iraq BV (Eni) to provide integrated drilling services at Eni’s Zubair Oil Field in Southern Iraq. Under the contracts, Halliburton will mobilize four to six rigs to drill development wells over the next two years.

About Halliburton

Founded in 1919, Halliburton celebrates its 100 years of service as one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir — from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com. Connect with Halliburton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

NOTE: The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding future financial performance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the continuation or suspension of our stock repurchase program, the amount, the timing and the trading prices of Halliburton common stock, and the availability and alternative uses of cash; changes in the demand for or price of oil and/or natural gas; potential catastrophic events related to our operations, and related indemnification and insurance matters; protection of intellectual property rights and against cyber-attacks; compliance with environmental laws; changes in government regulations and regulatory requirements, particularly those related to oil and natural gas exploration, radioactive sources, explosives, chemicals, hydraulic fracturing services, and climate-related initiatives; the impact of federal tax reform, compliance with laws related to income taxes and assumptions regarding the generation of future taxable income; risks of international operations, including risks relating to unsettled political conditions, war, the effects of terrorism, foreign exchange rates and controls, international trade and regulatory controls and sanctions, and doing business with national oil companies; weather-related issues, including the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms; changes in capital spending by customers; delays or failures by customers to make payments owed to us; execution of long-term, fixed-price contracts; structural changes and infrastructure issues in the oil and natural gas industry; maintaining a highly skilled workforce; availability and cost of raw materials; agreement with respect to and completion of potential acquisitions and integration and success of acquired businesses and operations of joint ventures. Halliburton’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors identified that may affect Halliburton’s business, results of operations, and financial condition. Halliburton undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Millions of dollars and shares except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
December 31 September 30
2018 2017 2018
Revenue:
Completion and Production $ 3,832 $ 3,804 $ 4,170
Drilling and Evaluation 2,104 2,136 2,002
Total revenue $ 5,936 $ 5,940 $ 6,172
Operating income:
Completion and Production $ 496 $ 554 $ 613
Drilling and Evaluation 185 293 181
Corporate and other (73 ) (79 ) (78 )
Impairments and other charges (a) (385 )
Total operating income $ 608 $ 383 $ 716
Interest expense, net (137 ) (115 ) (140 )
Other, net (13 ) (24 ) (42 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes $ 458 $ 244 $ 534
Income tax (provision) benefit (b) 210 (1,050 ) (100 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 668 (806 ) 434
Loss from discontinued operations, net (19 )
Net income (loss) $ 668 $ (825 ) $ 434
Net Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest (4 ) 1 1
Net income (loss) attributable to company $ 664 $ (824 ) $ 435
Amounts attributable to company shareholders:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 664 $ (805 ) $ 435
Loss from discontinued operations, net (19 )
Net income (loss) attributable to company $ 664 $ (824 ) $ 435
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share attributable to companyshareholders:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.76 $ (0.92 ) $ 0.50
Loss from discontinued operations, net (0.02 )
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.76 $ (0.94 ) $ 0.50
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 873 873 877
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 873 873 878
(a) During the three months ended December 31, 2017, Halliburtonrecognized an aggregate charge of $385 million, representing a fairmarket value adjustment on its existing promissory note with itsprimary customer in Venezuela and a full reserve against otheraccounts receivables with this customer.
(b) Includes a $306 million tax benefit during the three monthsended December 31, 2018 related to a strategic change inHalliburton’s corporate structure, as well as an aggregate $882million of discrete tax charges during the three months endedDecember 31, 2017 primarily related to tax reform as well as otherdiscrete tax items.
See Footnote Table 1 for Reconciliation of As Reported OperatingIncome to Adjusted Operating Income.
See Footnote Table 2 for Reconciliation of As Reported Income (loss)from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Income from ContinuingOperations.
HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Millions of dollars and shares except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31
2018 2017
Revenue:
Completion and Production $ 15,973 $ 13,077
Drilling and Evaluation 8,022 7,543
Total revenue $ 23,995 $ 20,620
Operating income:
Completion and Production $ 2,278 $ 1,625
Drilling and Evaluation 745 726
Corporate and other (291 ) (330 )
Impairments and other charges (a) (265 ) (647 )
Total operating income $ 2,467 $ 1,374
Interest expense, net (b) (554 ) (593 )
Other, net (99 ) (99 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes $ 1,814 $ 682
Income tax provision (c) (157 ) (1,131 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 1,657 (449 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net (19 )
Net income (loss) $ 1,657 $ (468 )
Net Income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest (1 ) 5
Net income (loss) attributable to company $ 1,656 $ (463 )
Amounts attributable to company shareholders:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 1,656 $ (444 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net (19 )
Net income (loss) attributable to company $ 1,656 $ (463 )
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share attributable to companyshareholders:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 1.89 $ (0.51 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net (0.02 )
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ 1.89 $ (0.53 )
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 875 870
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 877 870
(a) During the year ended December 31, 2018, Halliburton recognizeda pre-tax charge of $265 million related to a write-down of itsremaining investment in Venezuela, consisting of receivables, fixedassets, inventory and other assets and liabilities. During the yearended December 31, 2017, Halliburton recognized an aggregate chargeof $647 million, representing a fair market value adjustment relatedto Venezuela receivables.
(b) Includes $104 million of costs related to the earlyextinguishment of $1.4 billion of senior notes in the year endedDecember 31, 2017.
(c) Includes a $306 million tax benefit during the year endedDecember 31, 2018 related to a strategic change in Halliburton’scorporate structure and $47 million of accrued taxes in Venezuelafor the charge taken during the first quarter of 2018. Also includesan aggregate $882 million of non-cash discrete tax charges duringthe year ended December 31, 2017 primarily related to tax reform aswell as other discrete tax items.
See Footnote Table 1 for Reconciliation of As Reported OperatingIncome to Adjusted Operating Income.
See Footnote Table 2 for Reconciliation of As Reported Income (loss)from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Income from ContinuingOperations.
HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Millions of dollars)

(Unaudited)

December 31 December 31
2018 2017
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and equivalents $ 2,008 $ 2,337
Receivables, net 5,234 5,036
Inventories 3,028 2,396
Other current assets 881 1,008
Total current assets 11,151 10,777
Property, plant and equipment, net 8,961 8,521
Goodwill 2,825 2,693
Deferred income taxes 1,465 1,230
Other assets 1,661 1,864
Total assets $ 26,063 $ 25,085
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 3,018 $ 2,554
Accrued employee compensation and benefits 714 746
Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt 36 512
Other current liabilities 1,081 1,050
Total current liabilities 4,849 4,862
Long-term debt 10,421 10,430
Employee compensation and benefits 483 609
Other liabilities 766 835
Total liabilities 16,519 16,736
Company shareholders’ equity 9,522 8,322
Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiaries 22 27
Total shareholders’ equity 9,544 8,349
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 26,063 $ 25,085
HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Millions of dollars)

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31
2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 1,657 $ (468 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash flows fromoperating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 1,606 1,556
Working capital (a) (384 ) (626 )
Deferred income tax provision (benefit), continuing operations (267 ) 734
Impairments and other charges 265 647
Other 280 625
Total cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities 3,157 2,468
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (2,026 ) (1,373 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 218 158
Payments to acquire businesses (187 ) (628 )
Other investing activities 2 (84 )
Total cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities (1,993 ) (1,927 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Dividends to shareholders (630 ) (626 )
Payments on long-term borrowings (445 ) (1,641 )
Stock repurchase program (400 )
Other financing activities 56 106
Total cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities (1,419 ) (2,161 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (74 ) (52 )
Decrease in cash and equivalents (329 ) (1,672 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 2,337 4,009
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 2,008 $ 2,337
(a) Working capital includes receivables, inventories and accountspayable.
HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Revenue and Operating Income Comparison

By Operating Segment and Geographic Region

(Millions of dollars)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended
December 31 September 30
Revenue 2018 2017 2018
By operating segment:
Completion and Production $ 3,832 $ 3,804 $ 4,170
Drilling and Evaluation 2,104 2,136 2,002
Total revenue $ 5,936 $ 5,940 $ 6,172
By geographic region:
North America $ 3,341 $ 3,400 $ 3,739
Latin America 607 615 522
Europe/Africa/CIS 746 776 757
Middle East/Asia 1,242 1,149 1,154
Total revenue $ 5,936 $ 5,940 $ 6,172
Operating Income
By operating segment:
Completion and Production $ 496 $ 554 $ 613
Drilling and Evaluation 185 293 181
Total 681 847 794
Corporate and other (73 ) (79 ) (78 )
Impairments and other charges (385 )
Total operating income $ 608 $ 383 $ 716
HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Revenue and Operating Income Comparison

By Operating Segment and Geographic Region

(Millions of dollars)

(Unaudited)

Year Ended December 31
Revenue 2018 2017
By operating segment:
Completion and Production $ 15,973 $ 13,077
Drilling and Evaluation 8,022 7,543
Total revenue $ 23,995 $ 20,620
By geographic region:
North America $ 14,431 $ 11,564
Latin America 2,065 2,116
Europe/Africa/CIS 2,945 2,781
Middle East/Asia 4,554 4,159
Total revenue $ 23,995 $ 20,620
Operating Income
By operating segment:
Completion and Production $ 2,278 $ 1,625
Drilling and Evaluation 745 726
Total 3,023 2,351
Corporate and other (291 ) (330 )
Impairments and other charges (265 ) (647 )
Total operating income $ 2,467 $ 1,374
FOOTNOTE TABLE 1

 

HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Reconciliation of As Reported Operating Income to AdjustedOperating Income

(Millions of dollars)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
December 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
As reported operating income $ 608 $ 383 $ 2,467 $ 1,374
Impairments and other changes 385 265 647
Adjusted operating income (a) $ 608 $ 768 $ 2,732 $ 2,021
(a) Management believes that operating income adjusted for impairmentsand other charges for the three months ended December 31, 2017 andthe years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 is useful toinvestors to assess and understand operating performance, especiallywhen comparing those results with previous and subsequent periods orforecasting performance for future periods, primarily becausemanagement views the excluded items to be outside of the company’snormal operating results. Management analyzes operating incomewithout the impact of these items as an indicator of performance, toidentify underlying trends in the business, and to establishoperational goals. The adjustments remove the effect of these items.Adjusted operating income is calculated as: “As reported operatingincome” plus “Impairments and other charges” for the three monthsended December 31, 2017 and the years ended December 31, 2018 andDecember 31, 2017. There were no such charges for the three monthsended December 31, 2018.
FOOTNOTE TABLE 2

 

HALLIBURTON COMPANY

Reconciliation of As Reported Income (Loss) from ContinuingOperations to

Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations

(Millions of dollars and shares except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
December 31,
2018
December 31,
2017
As reported income (loss) from continuing operations attributable tocompany $ 664 $ (805 ) $ 1,656 $ (444 )
Adjustments:
Impairments and other charges 385 265 647
Costs related to early extinguishment of debt 104
Total adjustments, before taxes 385 265 751
Tax provision (benefit) (a) (306 ) 882 (259 ) 755
Total adjustments, net of taxes (b) $ (306 ) $ 1,267 $ 6 $ 1,506
Adjusted income from continuing operations attributable to company $ 358 $ 462 $ 1,662 $ 1,062
As reported diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (c) 873 873 877 870
Adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (c) 873 874 877 872
As reported income (loss) from continuing operations per dilutedshare (d) $ 0.76 $ (0.92 ) $ 1.89 $ (0.51 )
Adjusted income from continuing operations per diluted share (d) $ 0.41 $ 0.53 $ 1.90 $ 1.22
(a) During the fourth quarter of 2018, Halliburton recognized a $306million tax benefit related to a strategic change in Halliburton’scorporate structure. During the fourth quarter of 2017, Halliburtonrecognized an aggregate $882 million of discrete tax chargesprimarily related to tax reform as well as other discrete tax items.Also included in the year ended December 31, 2018 is $47 million ofaccrued taxes in Venezuela for the charge taken during the firstquarter of 2018. Also included is the tax effect of the totaladjustments during the respective periods.
(b) Management believes that income (loss) from continuing operationsadjusted for impairments and other charges and costs related toearly extinguishment of debt, including the related tax effects andother tax adjustments, is useful to investors to assess andunderstand operating performance, especially when comparing thoseresults with previous and subsequent periods or forecastingperformance for future periods, primarily because management viewsthe excluded items to be outside of the company’s normal operatingresults. Management analyzes income (loss) from continuingoperations without the impact of these items as an indicator ofperformance, to identify underlying trends in the business and toestablish operational goals. Total adjustments remove the effect ofthese items. Adjusted income from continuing operations attributableto company is calculated as: “As reported income (loss) fromcontinuing operations attributable to company” plus “Totaladjustments, net of taxes” for the three months ended December 31,2018 and December 31, 2017 and the years ended December 31, 2018 andDecember 31, 2017.
(c) As reported diluted weighted average common shares outstanding forthe three months ended December 31, 2017 and year ended December 31,2017 excludes options to purchase one million and two million sharesof common stock, respectively, as their impact would be antidilutivebecause Halliburton’s reported income from continuing operationsattributable to company was in a loss position during the period.When adjusting income from continuing operations attributable tocompany in the period for the adjustments discussed above, theseshares become dilutive.
(d) As reported income (loss) from continuing operations per dilutedshare is calculated as: “As reported income (loss) from continuingoperations attributable to company” divided by “As reported dilutedweighted average common shares outstanding.” Adjusted income fromcontinuing operations per diluted share is calculated as: “Adjustedincome from continuing operations attributable to company” dividedby “Adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.”

Conference Call Details

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, to discuss its fourth quarter 2018 financial results. The call will begin at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).

Please visit the website to listen to the call via live webcast. In addition, you may participate in the call by dialing (888) 393-0263 within North America or +1 (973) 453-2259 outside of North America. A passcode is not required. Attendees should log in to the webcast or dial in approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.

A replay of the conference call will be available on Halliburton’s website for seven days following the call. Also, a replay may be accessed by telephone at (855) 859-2056 within North America or +1 (404) 537-3406 outside of North America, using the passcode 5964108.

Contacts

For Investors:
Abu Zeya
Halliburton, Investor Relations
[email protected]
281-871-2688

For Media:
Emily Mir
Halliburton, Public Relations
[email protected]
281-871-2601



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