Baker Hughes Announces Second Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) today announced that net income for the second quarter 2009 was $87 million or $0.28 per diluted share compared to $379 million or $1.23 per diluted share for the second quarter 2008 and $195 million or $0.63 per diluted share for the first quarter 2009. Net income for the second quarter 2009 includes expenses of $54 million before tax ($0.13 per share) comprised of $16 million ($0.04 per share) associated with employee severance and reorganization costs and $38 million ($0.09 per share) associated with increasing our allowance for doubtful accounts.

As previously reported, net income for the first quarter 2009 included expenses of $83 million before tax ($0.19 per share) comprised of $54 million ($0.12 per share) associated with employee severance and $29 million ($0.07 per share) associated with increasing our allowance for doubtful accounts. Net income for the second quarter 2008 included a net charge of $62 million ($40 million after-tax or $0.13 per share), related to the settlement of litigation.

Revenue for the second quarter 2009 was $2.34 billion, down 22% compared to $3.00 billion for the second quarter 2008 and down 12% compared to $2.67 billion for the first quarter 2009.

Chad C. Deaton, Baker Hughes chairman, president and chief executive officer, said, "Our second quarter results reflect trends in the North America and International markets. For North America, the decline in activity has been severe; however, in recent weeks the market has been stabilizing. We believe the decline in the US rig count is now behind us and we expect a gradual increase in drilling activity beginning in 2010. Pricing deterioration has slowed and with our cost cutting efforts we expect the second quarter 2009 to have marked the bottom for North America profitability.

"Internationally, the decline in activity has been less severe and isolated to specific geographic areas. The recent strengthening of oil prices provides support for customer activity in the second half of 2009 and sets the stage for incremental growth in spending in 2010; however, price concessions negotiated in the first half of 2009 will drive international profitability lower in the second half of the year.

"Geographically, activity in the Russia and Caspian geomarkets has bottomed and is benefitting from the recent increase in oil prices. Activity in the Middle East Asia Pacific and Latin America regions will increase modestly. We were awarded new work or renewed international contracts in the second quarter for more than $1.5 billion including contracts for artificial lift in the Andean (Colombia / Ecuador / Peru) geomarket; intelligent completions in Brazil; directional drilling, drilling fluids, drill bits, wireline and oilfield chemicals offshore Nigeria; wireline in the North Africa and Caspian geomarkets, and wireline and completions in the Australasia and Southeast Asia geomarkets.

"Our new geographic organization is now in place. It has been well received by our customers and employees and is focused on new market opportunities. Our investments in infrastructure, organization and technology are positioning the company to grow share and profitability as the next cycle unfolds."

During the second quarter 2009, debt increased $16 million to $1.83 billion and cash and short-term investments increased $183 million to $1.36 billion as compared to the first quarter 2009. Capital expenditures were $291 million, depreciation and amortization expense was $182 million and dividend payments were $46 million in the second quarter 2009.

    Financial Information
    Consolidated Statements of Operations


    UNAUDITED
    (In millions, except
     per share amounts)                               Three Months Ended
                                               -------------------------------
                                                   June 30,          March 31,
                                               ----------------      ---------
                                               2009        2008        2009
                                               ----        ----        ----
    Revenues:
      Sales                                   $1,156      $1,466      $1,311
      Services and rentals                     1,180       1,532       1,357
                                               -----       -----       -----
        Total revenues                         2,336       2,998       2,668
                                               -----       -----       -----
    Costs and Expenses:
      Cost of sales                              926       1,055       1,027
      Cost of services and rentals               871         942         933
      Research and engineering                   102         106         109
      Marketing, general and administrative      284         270         281
      Litigation settlement                        -          62           -
                                               -----       -----       -----
        Total costs and expenses               2,183       2,435       2,350
                                               -----       -----       -----

    Operating income                             153         563         318
    Equity in income of affiliates                 -           1           -
    Interest expense                             (34)        (17)        (35)
    Interest and dividend income                   3           4           1
                                               -----       -----       -----
    Income before income taxes                   122         551         284
    Income taxes                                 (35)       (172)        (89)
                                               -----       -----       -----
    Net income                                   $87        $379        $195
                                               =====       =====       =====

    Basic earnings per share                   $0.28       $1.24       $0.63

    Diluted earnings per share                 $0.28       $1.23       $0.63

    Weighted average shares outstanding,
     basic                                       310         307         310
    Weighted average shares outstanding,
     diluted                                     310         308         310

    Depreciation and amortization expense       $182        $155        $173

    Capital expenditures                        $291        $312        $281

    Financial Information

    Consolidated Statements of Operations


    (In millions, except per share amounts)       Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                  -------------------------
    UNAUDITED                                          2009       2008
                                                       ----       ----

    Revenues:
      Sales                                           $2,467     $2,719
      Services and rentals                             2,537      2,949
                                                       -----      -----
       Total revenues                                  5,004      5,668
                                                       -----      -----

    Costs and Expenses:
      Cost of sales                                    1,953      1,920
      Cost of services and rentals                     1,804      1,846
      Research and engineering                           211        209
      Marketing, general and administrative              565        520
       Litigation settlement                               -         62
                                                         ---        ---
       Total costs and expenses                        4,533      4,557
                                                       -----      -----

    Operating income                                     471      1,111
    Equity in income of affiliates                         -          1
    Gain on sale of product line                           -         28
    Interest expense                                     (69)       (32)
    Interest and dividend income                           4         12
                                                         ---        ---
    Income before income taxes                           406      1,120
    Income taxes                                        (124)      (346)
                                                        ----       ----
    Net income                                          $282       $774
                                                        ====       ====

    Basic earnings per share                           $0.91      $2.51

    Diluted earnings per share                         $0.91      $2.50

    Weighted average shares outstanding,
     basic                                               310        308
    Weighted average shares outstanding,
     diluted                                             310        310

    Depreciation and amortization expense               $355       $302

    Capital expenditures                                $572       $539

    Calculation of EBIT and EBITDA (non-GAAP measures)(1)

    UNAUDITED                                        Three Months Ended
                                                 ---------------------------
                                                     June 30,      March 31,
                                                     --------      ---------
                                                 2009        2008      2009
                                                 ----        ----      ----
                                                 $122        $551      $284
    Income before income taxes
    Litigation settlement(2)                        -          62         -
    Interest expense                               34          17        35
                                                  ---         ---       ---
    Earnings before interest expense and
     taxes (EBIT)                                 156         630       319
    Depreciation and amortization expense         182         155       173
                                                  ---         ---       ---
    Earnings before interest expense, taxes,
     depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)      $338        $785      $492
                                                 ====        ====      ====

    (1) EBIT and EBITDA (as defined in the calculations above) are non-GAAP
        measurements.  Management uses EBIT and EBITDA because it believes
        that such measurements are widely accepted financial indicators used
        by investors and analysts to analyze and compare companies on the
        basis of operating performance and that these measurements may be used
        by investors to make informed investment decisions.
    (2) Net charge of $62 million ($40 million after-tax or $0.13 per diluted
        share) relating to the settlement of litigation with ReedHycalog
        announced May 22, 2008.

    Consolidated Balance Sheets


     (In millions)                              UNAUDITED     AUDITED
     ============                               June 30,    December 31,
                                                  2009          2008
                                                  ====          ====
     ASSETS
     Current Assets:
       Cash and cash equivalents                 $1,362        $1,955
       Accounts receivable, net                   2,313         2,759
       Inventories, net                           2,024         2,021
       Deferred income taxes                        236           231
       Other current assets                         195           179
       --------------------                         ---           ---
     Total current assets                         6,130         7,145
     --------------------                         -----         -----

     Property, plant and equipment, net           3,017         2,833
     Goodwill                                     1,407         1,389
     Intangible assets, net                         193           198
     Other assets                                   352           296
     ------------                                   ---           ---
    Total assets                                $11,099       $11,861
    ============                                =======       =======

     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
     Current Liabilities:
       Accounts payable                            $737          $888
       Short-term borrowings and current
        portion of long-term debt                    52           558
       Accrued employee compensation                407           530
       Income taxes payable                          78           272
       Other accrued liabilities                    192           263
       -------------------------                    ---           ---
     Total current liabilities                    1,466         2,511
     -------------------------                    -----         -----

     Long-term debt                               1,777         1,775
     Deferred income taxes and other tax
      liabilities                                   321           384
     Liabilities for pensions and other
      postretirement benefits                       355           317
     Other liabilities                               67            67

     Stockholders' Equity:
       Common stock                                 309           309
       Capital in excess of par value               786           745
       Retained earnings                          6,465         6,276
       Accumulated other comprehensive loss        (447)         (523)
       ------------------------------------        ----          ----
     Total stockholders' equity                   7,113         6,807
     --------------------------                   -----         -----
     Total liabilities and stockholders'
      equity                                    $11,099       $11,861
     ===================================        =======       =======

    Revenue, Profit Before Tax, and Profit Before Tax Operating Margin

                                               Three Months Ended
                                               ------------------
                                      6/30/2009      6/30/2008      3/31/2009
                                    -------------  -------------  ------------
    Segment Revenue
       Drilling and Evaluation         $1,116         $1,528         $1,304
       Completion and Production        1,220          1,470          1,364
    -------------------------           -----          -----          -----
    Oilfield Operations                 2,336          2,998          2,668
    ===================                 =====          =====          =====

    Geographic Revenue
       North America                      794          1,278          1,083
       Latin America                      276            266            288
       Europe Africa Russia
        Caspian                           743            906            776
       Middle East Asia Pacific           523            548            521
       ------------------------           ---            ---            ---
    Oilfield Operations                 2,336          2,998          2,668
    ===================                 =====          =====          =====

    Segment Profit Before
     Tax(1)
       Drilling and Evaluation            $73           $367           $150
       Completion and Production          166            322            230
    -------------------------             ---            ---            ---
    Oilfield Operations                   239            689            380
    ===================                   ===            ===            ===

    Geographic Profit
     Before Tax(1)
       North America                        3            326            131
       Latin America                       34             44             25
       Europe Africa Russia
        Caspian                           130            212            151
       Middle East Asia Pacific            72            107             73
       ------------------------           ---            ---            ---
    Oilfield Operations                   239            689            380
    -------------------                   ---            ---            ---

    Corporate and Other
     Profit Before Tax
       Interest expense                   (34)             -            (35)
       Interest and dividend
        income                              3              4              1
       Litigation settlement(2)             -            (62)             -
       Corporate and other                (86)           (63)           (62)
       -------------------                ---            ---            ---
    Corporate, net interest
     and other                           (117)          (138)           (96)
    -----------------------              ----           ----            ---
    Total Profit Before Tax              $122           $551           $284
    =======================              ====           ====           ====

    Profit Before Tax
     Operating Margin(3)
       Drilling and Evaluation              7%            24%            12%
       Completion and Production           14%            22%            17%
    Oilfield Operations                    10%            23%            14%

    Profit Before Tax
     Operating Margin(3)
       North America                        0%            26%            12%
       Latin America                       12%            16%             9%
       Europe Africa Russia
        Caspian                            17%            24%            19%
       Middle East Asia Pacific            14%            20%            14%
    Oilfield Operations                    10%            23%            14%

    (1) Segment profit before tax and geographic profit before tax include the
        impact of charges associated with employee severance and
        reorganization costs (approximately $16 million in Q2 2009); the
        impact of charges associated with employee severance (approximately
        $54 million in Q1 2009); and charges associated with increasing our
        allowance for doubtful accounts (approximately $38 million in Q2 2009
        and approximately $29 million in Q1 2009).
    (2) Net charge of $62 million ($40 million after-tax or $0.13 per diluted
        share) relating to the settlement of litigation.
    (3) Profit before tax operating margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as
        profit before tax ("income before income taxes") divided by revenue.
        Management uses the profit before tax operating margin because it
        believes it is a widely accepted financial indicator used by investors
        and analysts to analyze and compare companies on the basis of
        operating performance and that this measurement may be used by
        investors to make informed investment decisions.

    Comparison of Revenue to Prior Periods

                                Percent Increase (Decrease) for the
                          Three Months Ended June 30, 2009 Compared to the
                              ---------------------------------------
                              Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
                                 June 30, 2008       March 31, 2009
                                 -------------       --------------

    Segment
       Drilling and Evaluation        (27%)               (14%)
       Completion and Production      (17%)               (11%)
    Oilfield Operations               (22%)               (12%)

    Geographic
       North America                  (38%)               (27%)
       Latin America                    4%                 (4%)
       Europe Africa Russia
        Caspian                       (18%)                (4%)
       Middle East Asia Pacific        (5%)                --%
    Oilfield Operations               (22%)               (12%)

    Operational Highlights

    North America

In North America our customers continued to adapt to a market characterized by low natural gas prices, strong production, decreased demand and ample natural gas in storage by trimming their spending in the second quarter 2009. This was reflected in the North America rig count which averaged 1,024 in the second quarter 2009, down 50% compared to the second quarter 2008 and down 39% sequentially from the first quarter 2009.

North America profit before tax and profit before tax operating margin were impacted by reduced activity, a more severe than normal spring break up in Canada, further price deterioration and severance costs, which were partially offset by our cost reduction and productivity improvement programs. In the second quarter we were awarded a contract for directional drilling, logging-while-drilling, wireline logging, and drilling and completion fluids by Petrobras. Revision of services on this significant five-year deepwater Gulf of Mexico contract is expected to begin in the third quarter 2009.

Latin America

The year-over-year growth in Latin America revenue was led by our Mexico / Central America geomarket, where operations on the Alma Marine Integrated Operations project for PEMEX increased from two to four offshore rigs. The Andean geomarket, led by increased revenue for directional drilling and completions and the Brazil geomarket also contributed to year-over-year growth. Sequentially, revenue declined as decreases in Venezuela and Southern Cone (Argentina /Bolivia/Chile) geomarket revenue was offset partially by an increase in Mexico / Central America geomarket revenue.

In the second quarter 2009 Baker Hughes was awarded a five-year contract for artificial lift in Colombia valued in excess of $100 million.

Europe Africa Russia Caspian

The year-over-year revenue decline in the Europe Africa Russia Caspian region was led by the overall decline in spending in the Russia and Caspian geomarkets, where customer activity decreased by approximately 30%. Also contributing to the year-on-year decline were project delays and completions of existing projects in the Norway, Sub Sahara Africa, Nigeria and North Africa geomarkets. Sequential revenue decreases in the Norway, Nigeria, Libya and Caspian geomarkets were partially offset by increases in the UK, North Africa and Russia geomarkets.

We were awarded over $1 billion in contracts in the second quarter 2009 including key contracts in Norway, Central Europe, deepwater projects off West Africa and projects throughout Russia.

Middle East Asia Pacific

Compared to the second quarter 2008, revenue for the second quarter 2009 was down as revenue increases in the Southeast Asia and Gulf geomarkets were offset by lower revenue throughout the region. Sequentially, reduced activity in the Indonesia, Egypt and India/Southwest Asia geomarkets was offset by increases in wireline and completions revenue in the Southeast Asia geomarket, directional drilling in the Gulf geomarket, and increased completions revenue in the Australasia geomarket. The activity decrease in the Indonesia geomarket in the second quarter 2009 reflected completion of a major project for an international oil company.

We are continuing to invest throughout the region with major facilities scheduled to open in the second half of 2009 and 2010 in India, China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We were awarded over $400 million in the second quarter 2009, including significant wins for wireline in the Australasia and Southeast Asia geomarkets.

Conference Call

The company has scheduled a conference call to discuss the results of today's earnings announcement. The call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, 7:30 a.m. Central time, on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. To access the call, which is open to the public, please contact the conference call operator at (800) 374-2469, or (706) 634-7270 for international callers, 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and ask for the "Baker Hughes Conference Call." A replay will be available through Wednesday, August 19, 2009. The number for the replay is (800) 642-1687, or (706) 645-9291 for international callers, and the access code is 15689055. The call and replay will also be web cast on www.bakerhughes.com/investor.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, including on the conference call announced herein) contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (each a "forward-looking statement"). The words "anticipate," "believe," "ensure," "expect," "if," "intend," "estimate," "project," "forecasts," "predict," "outlook," "aim," "will," "could," "should," "would," "may," "probable," "likely," and similar expressions, and the negative thereof, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008; and those set forth from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The documents are available through the company's website at http://www.bakerhughes.com/investor or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

Our expectations regarding our business outlook and business plans; the business plans of our customers; oil and natural gas market conditions; cost and availability of resources; economic, legal and regulatory conditions and other matters are only our forecasts regarding these matters.

These forecasts may be substantially different from actual results, which are affected by many risks including the following risk factors and the timing of any of those risk factors:

Economic conditions - the impact of deteriorating worldwide economic conditions; the effect that declines in credit availability may have on worldwide economic growth and demand for hydrocarbons; the ability of our customers to finance their exploration and development plans; foreign currency exchange fluctuations and changes in the capital markets in locations where we operate; the condition of financial institutions and the debt, capital and equity markets in general, any impact on our ability to borrow to fund short-term cash requirements and retire long-term debt upon maturity as well as any impact on our customers' spending and ability to pay amounts owed to us; our ability to estimate the size of and changes in the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. Changes in the price of our stock and other factors may affect the amount and timing of any potential stock repurchases.

Oil and gas market conditions - the level of petroleum industry exploration, development and production expenditures; the price of, volatility in pricing of, and the demand for, crude oil and natural gas; drilling activity; excess productive capacity; crude and product inventories; LNG imports; seasonal and other adverse weather conditions that affect the demand for energy; severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes, that affect exploration and production activities; Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ("OPEC") policy and the adherence by OPEC nations to their OPEC production quotas.

Terrorism and geopolitical risks - war, military action, terrorist activities or extended period of international conflict, particularly involving any major petroleum-producing or consuming regions; labor disruptions, civil unrest or security conditions where we operate; expropriation of assets by governmental action.

Price, market share, contract terms, and customer payments - our ability to obtain market prices for our products and services; the effect of the level and sources of our profitability on our tax rate; the ability of our competitors to capture market share; our ability to retain or increase our market share; changes in our strategic direction; the integration of newly-acquired businesses; the effect of industry capacity relative to demand for the markets in which we participate; our ability to negotiate acceptable terms and conditions with our customers, especially national oil companies, successfully execute these contracts, and receive payment in accordance with the terms of our contracts with our customers; our ability to manage warranty claims and improve performance and quality; our ability to effectively manage our commercial agents.

Costs and availability of resources - our ability to manage the costs and availability of sufficient raw materials and components (especially steel alloys, chromium, copper, carbide, lead, nickel, titanium, beryllium, barite, synthetic and natural diamonds, chemicals, and electronic components); our ability to manage energy-related costs; our ability to manage compliancerelated costs; our ability to recruit, train and retain the skilled and diverse workforce necessary to meet our business needs and manage the associated costs; manufacturing capacity and subcontracting capacity at forecasted costs to meet our revenue goals; the availability of essential electronic components used in our products; the effect of competition, particularly our ability to introduce new technology on a forecasted schedule and at forecasted costs; potential impairment of long-lived assets; the accuracy of our estimates regarding our capital spending requirements; unanticipated changes in the levels of our capital expenditures; the need to replace any unanticipated losses in capital assets; the development of technology by us or our competitors that lowers overall finding and development costs; labor-related actions, including strikes, slowdowns and facility occupations.

Litigation and changes in laws or regulatory conditions - the potential for unexpected litigation or proceedings; the legislative, regulatory and business environment in the U.S. and other countries in which we operate; costs and changes in processes and operations related to or resulting from the activities of the compliance monitor appointed to assess our Foreign Corrupt Practices Act policies and procedures in connection with previously reported settlements with the SEC and Department of Justice as well as compliance with the terms of the settlements; outcome of government and legal proceedings as well as costs arising from compliance and ongoing or additional investigations in any of the countries where the company does business; new laws, regulations and policies that could have a significant impact on the future operations and conduct of all businesses; changes in export control laws or exchange control laws; restrictions on doing business in countries subject to sanctions; customs clearance procedures; changes in laws in countries identified by management for immediate focus; changes in accounting standards; changes in tax laws or tax rates in the jurisdictions in which we operate; resolution of tax assessments or audits by various tax authorities; and the ability to fully utilize our tax loss carry forwards and tax credits.

Environmental matters - unexpected, adverse outcomes or material increases in liability with respect to environmental remediation sites where we have been named as a potentially responsible party; the discovery of new environmental remediation sites; changes in environmental regulations; the discharge of hazardous materials or hydrocarbons into the environment.

Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

    Contact:
       Gary R. Flaharty (713) 439-8039
       H. Gene Shiels (713) 439-8822

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