National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) today reported that for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 it earned net income of $636 million, or $1.49 per fully diluted share, compared to second quarter ended June 30, 2013 net income of $531 million, or $1.24 per fully diluted share. Excluding $10 million in pre-tax transaction charges and $102 million in pre-tax gains resulting from the settlement of an outstanding legal claim, third quarter 2013 net income was $573 million, or $1.34 per fully diluted share. The Company’s revenues for the third quarter of 2013 were $5.69 billion, an increase of two percent from the second quarter of 2013 and an increase of seven percent from the third quarter of 2012. Operating profit for the third quarter of 2013 was $853 million or 15.0 percent of sales, excluding transaction charges and the settlement of an outstanding legal claim. Sequentially, third quarter operating profit increased three percent, resulting in operating profit flow-through (change in operating profit divided by the change in revenue) of 31 percent, excluding transaction charges and the settlement of an outstanding legal claim. Backlog for capital equipment orders for the Company’s Rig Technology segment was at a record level of $15.15 billion as of September 30, 2013, up nine percent from the end of the second quarter of 2013 and up 30 percent from the end of the third quarter of 2012. New orders during the quarter were $3.31 billion, reflecting continued strong demand for oilfield equipment. Pete Miller, Chairman and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, remarked, “Outstanding execution enabled the Company to achieve solid results again this quarter. All three segments posted higher sequential revenues and margins, and collectively reduced the Company’s working capital requirements, which ultimately led to a quarterly record of $1 billion in cash flow from operations. We also added significant new bookings to our capital equipment backlog for the Rig Technology segment during the third quarter, as the industry’s demand for our suite of technologies remains strong.