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The world's largest oil fields service company Schlumberger reported largely in line Q3 earnings Friday. North American revenue jumped last quarter 43% to $3.14 billion and since then U.S. oil production has climbed to 11.20 mbpd


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Schlumberger Ltd NYSE: SLB Reported Before Open Friday

$0.46 EPS as Forecast on $8.5 Billion Missed $8.60 Billion Forecast in Revenue 


Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) reported third-quarter earnings up 18% to $644 million or $0.46 per share, excluding charges and credits. Revenue grew 8% to $8.5 billion. Higher oil prices boosted demand for its services in North America and overseas.The result matched consensus estimates of an EPS of $0.46, but was less than the estimated, $8.6 billion in revenue. SLB has traded in a 52-week trading range is $58.30 to $80.35. With big recoveries in oil and natural gas prices and record production in both commodities this report is indicative for the energy sector. 

Schlumberger Ltd NYSE: SLB

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SLB Earnings Q3 18



  • Revenue grew 8% to $8.5 billion driven by Artificial Lift and Drilling in the North American area.
  • Sequentially, North America Area revenue rose 2% on robust growth of Drilling products and services on land, which grew 5% sequentially outperforming the 3% increase in US land rig count.
  • Growth was driven by the continued demand for rotary steerable systems in horizontal wells.
  • Revenue in the Latin America Area increased 6% sequentially on a strong performance in the Mexico & Central America GeoMarket as revenue climbed from higher multiclient seismic license sales and increased IDS activity following contract mobilizations in the previous quarter.
  • Peak summer drilling campaigns that benefited the Wireline, Drilling & Measurements, and Testing Services product lines drove revenue from Europe/CIS/Africa Area higher by 2% from last quarter.
  • Revenue in the Middle East & Asia Area rose 2% on the continued ramp-up of LSTK projects in Saudi Arabia and strong IDS activity in Iraq and India.
  • Peak summer activity in Russia that benefited the Wireline and Testing Services product lines drove Reservoir Characterization revenue higher by 2% sequentially.
  • Drilling revenue increased 9% sequentially, while revenue from Production and Cameron remained flat from the previous quarter.
  • On October 18, Schlumberger’s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on January 11, 2019, to stockholders of record on December 5, 2018.

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Schlumberger Ltd NYSE: SLB Q2 Earnings Recap


EPS of 43 cents on revenue of $8.3 billion matcing the forecast 43 cents but revenue lower than the expected $8.34 billion. Land revenue was driven by market share gains and operational efficiency improvements as pricing remained flat, and offshore activity began to recover.

Schlumberger Limited. NYSE: $SLB

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Segment Highlights

  • North American revenue jumped 43% to $3.14 billion.
  • Middle East and Asia revenue edged up 1% to $2.37 billion.
  • Europe and Africa revenue rose 2% to $1.78 billion.
  • Latin America revenue fell 12% to $919 million.


Drilling Group Production Group Reservoir Characterization Group Cameron Group: 

  SLB Earnings Q2 18 

  • Note that comeptitor Halliburton $HAL will be reporting its second-quarter results on July 23.

Source: SLB, AlphaStrret

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