Pete Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, remarked, “We achieved solid results in 2011. The Company posted record revenues, net income, and orders for capital equipment, which at $10.8 billion for the year handily beat our previous high of $7.3 billion. We used the year to focus on efficiency and technology, while continuing to invest for future growth, to position National Oilwell Varco to capitalize on extraordinary opportunities emerging in the oil and gas industry.
We enter 2012 with strong financial resources, $3.5 billion in cash, a solid backlog, and an experienced team capable of delivering great service and products to our customers. We believe that the oil and gas industry will continue to need to upgrade the world’s rig fleet, and we look forward to continuing to help our customers retool their rigs to improve safety, reduce environmental impact, and drive higher efficiency. I thank all of our dedicated employees for their hard work and outstanding execution this year.”
Fourth quarter revenues for the Rig Technology segment were $2.32 billion, an increase of 18 percent from the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 32 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating profit for this segment was $603 million, or 26.0 percent of sales, an increase of 14 percent from the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 20 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010. Sequential operating profit flow-through was 22 percent. Year-over-year operating profit flow-through was 18 percent. Revenue out of backlog for the segment increased 26 percent sequentially and increased 40 percent year-over-year, to $1.78 billion for the fourth quarter of 2011.Petroleum Services & Supplies Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 for the Petroleum Services & Supplies segment were $1.57 billion, up eight percent compared to third quarter 2011 results and up 38 percent compared to fourth quarter 2010 results. Operating profit was $301 million, or 19.2 percent of sales, essentially flat from the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 77 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating profit flow-through was two percent from the prior quarter, and 30 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2011. Reported fourth quarter results for Petroleum Services & Supplies include the Fiberglass Composite Pipe segment of Ameron from the acquisition date, which contributed $71 million in revenue to the segment in the quarter.