What Are National Oilwell Varco’s Estimates for 3Q16?

National Oilwell Varco’s management outlook National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) management expressed optimism over a potential rig count recovery in North America. NOV’s revenues and income could be affected positively if the US rig count increases, as it did during 3Q16. In the company’s 2Q16 conference call, NOV chairman and CEO Clay Williams stated that “we believe […]

Alex Chamberlin - Author

Oct. 19 2016, Updated 8:05 a.m. ET

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National Oilwell Varco’s management outlook

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Is NOV’s cost structure changing?

National Oilwell Varco’s management expects savings from headcount reductions and facility closures to flow in the coming quarters. During the 2Q16 conference call, Williams stated that “during the second quarter, we detailed additional cost reduction steps that totaled over $400 million in annualized savings that will flow in over the next few quarters.”

National Oilwell Varco’s growth prospects for 3Q16

  • In North America, the demand for NOV’s products and services such as artificial lift rod guides, solids control in West Texas, and drilling motor rentals could increase.
  • In the international market, NOV expects a deterioration in its international business, except in the Middle East. Its international business prospect is marred by pricing pressure and business mix shifting.
  • NOV’s Wellbore Technologies and Completion & Production Solutions segments’ revenues could rise modestly in the near term.
  • The Rig Systems and Rig Aftermarket segments could see lower revenue in the near term.
  • The offshore demand for NOV’s products remains non-existent.

Next, we’ll discuss investors’ short interest in National Oilwell Varco’s stock.


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