USA: Dril-Quip Posts 4Q 2010 Net Income of USD 20.9 Million

 

Dril-Quip, Inc. today announced net income of $20.9 million, or $0.52 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2010, versus net income of $28.7 million, or $0.72 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2009.

The fourth quarter 2010 results include an after-tax charge of $4.8 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, related to the recognition of employment contract termination expenses resulting from the termination of Larry E. Reimert’s employment as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company due to health related issues. In addition, the fourth quarter 2010 results include an after-tax charge of $1.3 million or $0.03 per diluted share, related to the settlement of assessments regarding state taxes on the importation of goods into the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Total revenues were $141.6 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 compared to $141.3 million for the same period in 2009.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2010, net income was $102.2 million, or $2.55 per diluted share, compared with net income of $105.1 million, or $2.66 per diluted share, for the same period in 2009. The full year results for 2010 include pre-tax charges of $6.9 million related to the termination of Mr. Reimert’s employment contract and pre-tax charges of $7.8 million related to the settlement of state tax assessments regarding the importation of goods into the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The full year results for 2009 include a pre-tax charge of $5.2 million related to the recognition of employment contract termination expenses resulting from the death of Gary D. Smith, one of the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officers, during the third quarter of 2009. Revenues for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 were $566.3 million, compared to $540.2 million for the same period in 2009.

In addition, the Company announced that its backlog at December 31, 2010 was approximately $627 million, compared to its December 31, 2009 backlog of approximately $563 million. The Company believes that the drilling moratorium and subsequent permitting delays could have a significant negative impact on revenues related to subsea equipment and services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico during 2011. Accordingly, the Company expects its earnings per diluted share for the quarter ending March 31, 2011 to approximate $0.50 to $0.60 per diluted share, excluding any unusual or special charges.

Dril-Quip is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered offshore drilling and production equipment, which is well suited for use in deepwater, harsh environment and severe service applications.

 

Source:Drilquip, February 28, 2011;

 

 

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