National Oilwell Varco Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings And Backlog

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) today reported that for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014, it earned net income of $589 million, or $1.37 per fully diluted share, compared to fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013 net income of $658 million, or $1.53 per fully diluted share. Excluding pre-tax transaction charges of $19 million, earnings were $602 million, or $1.40 per fully diluted share.

Revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were $5.78 billion, a decrease of six percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 and an increase of nine percent from the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit for the quarter, excluding the transaction charges, was $880 million, or 15.2 percent of sales. Sequentially, first quarter operating profit decreased 10 percent, while year-over-year first quarter operating profit increased eight percent.

Backlog for capital equipment orders for the Company’s Rig Technology segment at March 31, 2014 was an all-time record of $16.35 billion, up one percent from the fourth quarter of 2013, and up 27 percent from the first quarter of 2013. New orders during the quarter were $2.33 billion, reflecting continued healthy demand for oilfield equipment.

Clay Williams, President and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, stated, “We are pleased with our solid start to the new year, as the Company’s investments in new technologies, manufacturing capacity and strategic acquisitions drove year-over-year revenue and earnings growth. Our $2.33 billion in new capital orders and record backlog demonstrate that demand for oilfield equipment remained high in the first quarter, as our customers continued to recognize National Oilwell Varco for our industry leading technology, our proven track record of project execution, and our leading aftermarket service.

We are encouraged to see domestic land drilling and well service firms increasing activity, which is leading to increased demand for drilling and stimulation equipment to develop unconventional shales. Outside of the U.S., our investments in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia have laid a great foundation for continued growth.” Williams added, “We are also pleased to be entering into the final stages of the previously announced spinoff of our distribution business to our shareholders, which we expect to complete during the second quarter. I want to thank all of the employees, of what will soon be two separately traded companies, for all of their hard work to make this Company successful.”

Rig Technology

First quarter revenues for the Rig Technology segment were $3.01 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 and an increase of 14 percent from the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit for this segment was $635 million, or 21.1 percent of sales. Year-over-year operating profit flow-through (change in operating profit divided by the change in revenue) was 20 percent. Revenue out of backlog for the segment was at $2.22 billion.

Petroleum Services & Supplies

Revenues for the first quarter of 2014 for the Petroleum Services & Supplies segment were $1.79 billion, down seven percent compared to fourth quarter 2013 results and up five percent from the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit was $326 million, or 18.2 percent of revenue. Year-over-year operating profit flow-through was 17 percent.

Distribution & Transmission

The Distribution & Transmission segment generated first quarter revenues of $1.28 billion, up two percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 and up four percent from the first quarter of 2013. First quarter operating profit was $68 million, or 5.3 percent of sales. Year-over-year operating profit flow-through was six percent.

The Company has scheduled a conference call for April 28, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss first 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.

Statements made in this press release that are forward-looking in nature are intended to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and may involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to documents filed by National Oilwell Varco with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which identify significant risk factors which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

 
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share data)
 
        March 31,       December 31,
2014 2013
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,688 $ 3,436
Receivables, net 5,310 4,896
Inventories, net 5,659 5,603
Costs in excess of billings 1,520 1,539
Deferred income taxes 325 373
Prepaid and other current assets   709     576  
Total current assets 17,211 16,423
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 3,437 3,408
Deferred income taxes 479 372
Goodwill 8,875 9,049
Intangibles, net 4,953 5,055
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate 402 390
Other assets   123     115  
$ 35,480   $ 34,812  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 1,391 $ 1,275
Accrued liabilities 2,717 2,763
Billings in excess of costs 2,079 1,771
Current portion of long-term debt and short-term borrowings - 1
Accrued income taxes 484 556
Deferred income taxes   427     312  
Total current liabilities 7,098 6,678
 
Long-term debt 3,149 3,149
Deferred income taxes 2,088 2,292
Other liabilities   353     363  
Total liabilities   12,688     12,482  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock – par value $.01; 1 billion shares authorized; 428,852,227 and
428,433,703 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 4 4
Additional paid-in capital 8,933 8,907
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (41 ) (4 )
Retained earnings   13,801     13,323  
Total Company stockholders’ equity 22,697 22,230
Noncontrolling interests   95     100  
Total stockholders’ equity   22,792     22,330  
$ 35,480   $ 34,812  
 
 

NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)

(In millions, except per share data)
 
       

Three Months Ended

March 31,
     

December 31,

2014
     

2013

2013
Revenue:
Rig Technology $ 3,009 $ 2,628 $ 3,310
Petroleum Services & Supplies 1,789 1,701 1,925
Distribution & Transmission 1,281 1,227 1,253
Eliminations   (302 )   (249 )   (316 )
Total revenue 5,777 5,307 6,172
Gross profit 1,400 1,287 1,500
Gross profit % 24.2 % 24.3 % 24.3 %
Selling, general, and administrative 520 471 527
Transaction and devaluation costs   19     73     16  
Operating profit 861 743 957
 
Interest and financial costs (26 ) (28 ) (27 )
Interest income 4 3 4
Equity income in unconsolidated affiliate 10 19 16
Other income (expense), net   -     (13 )   (17 )
 
Income before income taxes 849 724 933
 
Provision for income taxes   260     224     272  
Net income 589 500 661
 
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   -     (2 )   3  
Net income attributable to Company $ 589   $ 502   $ 658  
 
Net income attributable to Company per share:
 
Basic $ 1.38   $ 1.18   $ 1.54  
 
Diluted $ 1.37   $ 1.17   $ 1.53  
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
Basic   428     426     427  
 
Diluted   429     428     429  
 
 
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
OPERATING PROFIT – AS ADJUSTED SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE (Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
        Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,
2014       2013 2013
 
Revenue:
Rig Technology $ 3,009 $ 2,628 $ 3,310
Petroleum Services & Supplies 1,789 1,701 1,925
Distribution & Transmission 1,281 1,227 1,253
Eliminations   (302 )   (249 )   (316 )
Total Revenue $ 5,777   $ 5,307   $ 6,172  
 
Operating profit:
Rig Technology $ 635 $ 557 $ 697
Petroleum Services & Supplies 326 311 366
Distribution & Transmission 68 65 60
Unallocated expenses and eliminations   (149 )   (117 )   (150 )
Total operating profit (before other costs) $ 880   $ 816   $ 973  
 
Operating profit %:
Rig Technology 21.1 % 21.2 % 21.1 %
Petroleum Services & Supplies 18.2 % 18.3 % 19.0 %
Distribution & Transmission 5.3 % 5.3 % 4.8 %
Other unallocated   -     -     -  
 
Total operating profit % (before other costs)   15.2 %   15.4 %   15.8 %
 
 
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
AS ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION EXCLUDING TRANSACTION AND DEVALUATION COSTS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
      Three Months Ended
March 31,       December 31,
2014       2013 2013
 
Reconciliation of EBITDA excluding other costs (Note 1):
GAAP net income attributable to Company $ 589 $ 502 $ 658
Provision for income taxes 260 224 272
Interest expense 26 28 27
Depreciation and amortization   195   174   200
EBITDA 1,070 928 1,157
 
Other costs:
Transaction costs 19 65 16
Devaluation costs   -   8   -
EBITDA excluding other costs (Note 1) $ 1,089 $ 1,001 $ 1,173
 

Note 1: EBITDA means earnings before taxes, interest, depreciation, amortization, and other costs, and is a non-GAAP measurement. Management uses EBITDA because it believes it provides useful supplemental information regarding the Company’s on-going economic performance and, therefore, uses this financial measure internally to evaluate and manage the Company’s operations. The Company has chosen to provide this information to investors to enable them to perform more meaningful comparisons of operating results and as a means to emphasize the results of on-going operations.

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