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Halliburton Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

January 22, 2019

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 22, 2019--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.

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.

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