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$NBR 1Q15 10-Q: On March 24 2015, NBR completed merger of Completion & Production Services with CJES; received total consideration comprised of approx. $693.5MM in cash & approx. 62.5MM common shares in CJES, representing approx. 53% of outstanding & issued common shares of CJES. NBR account for investment in CJES under equity method of accounting.
During 4Q17, $HAL recorded an $882MM non-cash charge, primarily as a result of a preliminary provision for net impact of tax reform. Given current U.S. tax attributes, $HAL does not expect to pay any cash tax on deemed repatriation tax obligations. $HAL sees 2018 and 1Q effective tax rate to be about 23% based on expected geographic earnings mix.
$HAL said tax reform bill is a big positive and expects this to lower effective tax rate percentage from the high-20s to 21-23% range, reflecting the new U.S. corporate rate plus state and local taxes along with geographic earnings mix. This will positively impact future earnings and help level playing field with foreign domicile competitors.
$HAL's International revenue for 4Q17 increased 11% sequentially to $2.5Bil. This resulted primarily from increased activity across multiple product services lines in Latin America, and increases in drilling and stimulation activity in the Eastern Hemisphere.
$HAL's North America revenue for 4Q17 rose 7% sequentially to $3.4Bil. This was driven primarily by higher utilization and pricing throughout the U.S. land sector in the majority of product service lines, primarily pressure pumping, as well as higher drilling activity and completion tool sales in the Gulf of Mexico.
$HAL's Drilling and Evaluation revenue for 4Q17 grew 12% to $2.1Bil from last quarter and operating income climbed 62% to $291MM. These increases were primarily due to increased drilling activity in the Middle East and North America and higher software sales and services in Latin America.
$HAL's Completion and Production revenue for 4Q17 rose 8% to $3.8Bil from last quarter. In the U.S. land sector, higher pressure pumping activity and pricing led to higher revenue while higher costs and seasonality hindered profitability.
$HAL reported a wider loss in 4Q17 due to charges related to U.S. tax reform and Venezuela receivables. Net loss widened to $824MM or $0.94 per share from $149MM or $0.17 per share last year. Revenue grew to $5.94Bil from $4.02Bil. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations jumped to $0.53 from $0.04.
Excluding the impact of other items, $NOV expects consolidated results for 4Q17 to be at or above prior expectations. The company anticipates Rig Technologies will exceed prior guidance, Wellbore Technologies will be in-line with expectations, and Completion and Production Solutions will fall short of guidance.
$NBR said it has completed the previously announced acquisition of $TESO. Nabors acquired all common shares of Tesco in an all-stock transaction. Tesco shareholders will receive 0.68 common shares of Nabors for each share of Tesco stock owned. With the completion of the transaction, Tesco common stock has ceased trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
$NBR and $TESO provided a status update of the previously announced acquisition of $TESO by $NBR. Tesco shareholders approved the Arrangement pursuant to which Nabors will acquire all of Tesco's common shares in a stock-for-stock transaction. The companies expect the closing of the transaction to occur by year-end.
$NBR announced commencement of operations of Saudi Aramco Nabors Drilling Co. (SANAD), the previously-announced 50/50 joint venture between Saudi Aramco and $NBR. $NBR and Saudi Aramco have agreed that SANAD will purchase and operate 50 locally-sourced newly constructed rigs over a ten year period, at defined contracted economics.
$TESO provided an update on the previously announced combination of the company with $NBR. The approval process with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, which was initiated on Oct. 10, 2017, remains ongoing. It is now expected that the arrangement will become effective in December 2017.