Halliburton Company announced today net income of $236 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - HOUSTON - October 19, 2021 - Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) announced today net income of $236 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021. This compares to net income for the second quarter of 2021 of $227 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. Adjusted net income for the third quarter of 2021, excluding special items, was $248 million, or $0.28 per diluted share. Halliburton's total revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $3.9 billion compared to revenue of $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2021. Reported operating income was $446 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared to reported operating income of $434 million in the second quarter of 2021. Excluding special items, adjusted operating income was $458 million in the third quarter of 2021.
“Our third quarter performance demonstrates the effectiveness of both our strategy and our execution. Total company revenue increased 4% sequentially, and adjusted operating income grew 6% with solid margins in both divisions,” commented Jeff Miller, Chairman, President and CEO.
“Both operating divisions experienced revenue growth in the international and North America Land markets. Our Completion and Production division delivered solid mid-teens margins, and our Drilling and Evaluation division margins maintained their steady momentum.
“I am pleased with our strengthening free cash flow profile. In the third quarter, we generated $469 million of free cash flow, retired $500 million of debt, and maintained our cash balance at $2.6 billion.
“I see a multi-year upcycle unfolding. Structural global commodity tightness drives increased demand for our services, both internationally and in North America. I believe Halliburton is uniquely positioned in both markets to benefit from this improving environment.
“I believe our value proposition, technology differentiation, digital adoption, and capital efficiency will allow us to deliver profitable growth internationally and maximize value in North America. Halliburton will continue to execute our key strategic priorities to deliver industry-leading returns and strong free cash flow for our shareholders,” concluded Miller.
Completion and Production revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $2.1 billion, an increase of $88 million, or 4%, when compared to the second quarter of 2021, while operating income was $322 million, an increase of $5 million, or 2%. These results were driven by increased activity across multiple product service lines in the Western Hemisphere, higher cementing activity in the Middle East/Asia region, as well as increased well intervention services in the Europe/Africa/CIS region. These improvements were partially offset by accelerated maintenance expenses for our stimulation business in North America, reduced completion tool sales in the Eastern Hemisphere, and lower stimulation activity in the Middle East/Asia region.
Drilling and Evaluation revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $1.7 billion, an increase of $65 million, or 4%, when compared to the second quarter of 2021, while operating income was $186 million, an increase of $11 million, or 6%. These results were due to improved drilling-related services internationally and in North America land, additional testing services and wireline activity across Latin America, along with increased project management activity in Mexico and Ecuador. Partially offsetting these increases were reduced drilling-related services in Norway and the Gulf of Mexico.
North America revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $1.6 billion, a 3% increase when compared to the second quarter of 2021. This increase was primarily driven by higher well construction services, artificial lift activity, and wireline activity in North America land, increased completion tool sales in the Gulf of Mexico, and additional stimulation and drilling activity in Canada. Partially offsetting these increases were reduced drilling-related, wireline, and stimulation activity in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the impact from Hurricane Ida.
International revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $2.2 billion, a 5% increase when compared to the second quarter of 2021. This improvement was primarily driven by higher activity across multiple product service lines in Latin America as well as higher well intervention services in the Europe/Africa/CIS region and well construction services across the Eastern Hemisphere. Partially offsetting these increases were lower completion tool sales in the Eastern Hemisphere, reduced activity in Norway, and decreased stimulation activity in the Middle East/Asia region.
Latin America revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $624 million, a 17% increase sequentially. This improvement was driven by increased activity in multiple product service lines in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil, as well as higher well construction services in Colombia and improved project management activity in Ecuador. These increases were partially offset by reduced fluid services in the Caribbean.
Europe/Africa/CIS revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $676 million, essentially flat sequentially. Higher well intervention services across the region, increased well construction services and completion tool sales in Nigeria, additional pipeline and fluid services in Russia, and increased activity across multiple product service lines in Senegal, were offset by decreased activity across multiple product service lines in the North Sea and Algeria, and lower completion tool sales in Angola.
Middle East/Asia revenue in the third quarter of 2021 was $945 million, a 2% increase sequentially, resulting from improved well construction activity in the Middle East and Australia. These improvements were partially offset by lower completion tool sales across the region, along with reduced wireline and stimulation activity in Saudi Arabia, lower project management activity in India, and lower stimulation activity in Malaysia.
Halliburton closed the structured transaction for our North America real estate assets, which resulted in a $74 million gain. We also discontinued the proposed sale of our Pipeline and Process Services business leading to a depreciation catch-up related to these assets previously classified as held for sale. As a result, among these and other items, we recognized a pre-tax charge of $12 million.
During the third quarter of 2021, Halliburton retired $500 million of 2021 senior notes using cash on hand.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 40,000 employees, representing 130 nationalities in more than 70 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.
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 impact of COVID-19 and any variants, the related economic repercussions and resulting negative impact on demand for oil and gas, operational challenges relating to COVID-19 and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, including logistical challenges, protecting the health and well-being of our employees, remote work arrangements, performance of contracts and supply chain disruptions; the ability of the OPEC+ countries to agree on and comply with supply limitations; 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; 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, and the resulting impact on our liquidity; 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 dispositions, acquisitions and integration and success of acquired businesses and operations of joint ventures. Halliburton's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, 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 (NYSE: HAL) will host a conference call on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, to discuss its third quarter 2021 financial results. The call will begin at 8:00 AM Central Time (9:00 AM Eastern Time).
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A replay of the conference call will be available on Halliburton’s website until October 26, 2021. 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 5859585.
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