We are excited about our recently announced plans to spin-off the Company’s distribution business from the remainder of the Company, creating two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations. We believe that the contemplated spin-off is very consistent with NOV’s strategy and commitment to continue to grow the Company and create significant shareholder value. As separate companies, the distribution business and the remainder of NOV will each be better positioned and have the enhanced operational flexibility to focus on their specific products, services and customers.”
Third quarter revenues for the Rig Technology segment were $2.84 billion, up slightly sequentially and an increase of 12 percent from the third quarter of 2012. Operating profit for this segment was $606 million, or 21.3 percent of sales. Revenue out of backlog for the segment was flat sequentially and increased 10 percent year-over-year, to $2.11 billion for the third quarter of 2013.
Petroleum Services & SuppliesRevenues for the third quarter of 2013 for the Petroleum Services & Supplies segment were $1.81 billion, up three percent compared to second quarter results and up five percent from the third quarter of 2012. Operating profit was $324 million, or 17.9 percent of revenue, up seven percent from the second quarter of 2013. Operating profit flow-through was 33 percent from the second quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2013. Distribution & Transmission The Distribution & Transmission segment generated third quarter revenues of $1.34 billion, which were up four percent from the second quarter of 2013 and up two percent from the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter operating profit was $78 million or 5.8 percent of sales. Operating profit flow-through was 15 percent sequentially. The Company has scheduled a conference call for October 25, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss third quarter results. The call will be broadcast through the Investor Relations link on National Oilwell Varco’s web site at www.nov.com, and a replay will be available on the site for thirty days following the conference. Participants may also join the conference call by dialing 1-800-447-0521 within North America or 1-847-413-3238 outside of North America five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time and asking for the “National Oilwell Varco Earnings Conference Call.” National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, the provision of oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.