Before the bell on Friday the largest US oilfield equipment maker National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) saw a rise in its fourth quarter profit due to the revenue growth to its core rig technology business.
The Houston, Texas-based company reported a fourth quarter net income of $668 million, or $1.56 per share, up +16% from $574 million, or $1.35 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding one-time items, which included a pre-tax charge of $51 million and a tax benefit of $69 million, net income was $638 million, or $1.49 per share. This beat the Wall Street estimate as analysts were expecting EPS to be $1.44, according to Thomson Reuters.
Total revenue for the quarter increased to $5.69 billion from $4.26 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. Analysts were expecting revenue to come in at $5.30 billion.
National-Oilwell Varco shares were down slightly during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is down -4.21% over the past year.
The Bottom Line
Shares of National-Oilwell Varco (NOV) have a dividend yield of 0.70% based on last night’s closing price of $74.14.
National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.