Atwood Oceanics Reports Q4 and a Record Year
- Posted by Danny
- on November 17th, 2011
The Houston-based offshore driller smokes estimates, but Q4 income is slightly down yr over yr.
Atwood Oceanics ($ATW). Such a cool name…Oceanics. Love the way it rolls off the tongue. Probably the coolest name of all the companies we own.
Pulling down a lucky #13 in the BeanScreen this month, ATW reported after the bell today with their Q4 and fiscal year 2011 earnings. It was their 6th year in a row of record earnings.
It was a pretty decent report as EPS beat most estimates by about 14 cents. Revenues came in around $4 mil ahead of consensus.
Here’s the Q4 YoY figures:
- Revenues +10.6% to $177.6 mil
- Net income -3.1% to $72.9 mil
- Revenues -0.8% to $645.1 mil
- Net income +5.7% to $271.7 mil
From the CEO and President:
“Atwood’s 2011 fiscal year witnessed the delivery and start-up of our first ultra-deepwater rig, expansion of our high-specification rig construction program, completion of our new credit facility and significant growth in our contract revenue backlog. We also achieved our sixth consecutive year of record earnings, made possible by the strong performance of our offshore rig teams and our onshore support organization, making this one of our most successful years in Atwood’s history.”
We’ve owned shares in ATW for about 20 months now, buying and selling a few times around a core position of about $33 per share. Our last purchase was on 9/22/11 at $36 even.
If the price of crude continues to rise, along with the cost of getting it out of deeper and more remote aquatic regions, Atwood stands to profit. This was a solid report in our view, especially when considering the lingering after-effects of the BP Leak fallout, and the political storm it has caused.
sources: Atwood Oceanics Announces Earnings for Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 – PR-Newswire
ATWOOD OCEANICS Receives 2011 Shell Floater Rig of the Year Award – Yahoo! Finance
Briefing.com – Y! Finance
Diamond Offshore Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results – Y! Finance
disclosure: we currently own shares in ATW and DO
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Daniel Miller and Jason Robinson are self taught investors based in Daphne, Alabama, and are the co-founders of the WallStreetBean. Neither one of them are professional investors - just two regular guys who want to share their investing ideas and thoughts with others. More
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