Baker Hughes Announces Second Quarter Results

                Baker Hughes Announces Second Quarter Results  - Record revenue of $5.9 billion for the quarter, up 8% year over year  - Adjusted profit before tax from operations of $778 million, up 15% sequentially  - Repurchase of $200 million of shares during the quarter  PR Newswire  HOUSTON, July 17, 2014  HOUSTON, July17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today results for the second quarter of 2014 are as follows:                                                   Q2 2014   Q2 2013   Q1 2014 Revenue (millions)                               $ 5,935   $ 5,487   $ 5,731 Adjusted net income (non-GAAP, millions)         404       240       369 Net income (GAAP, millions)                      353       240       328 Adjusted net income per diluted share (non-GAAP) 0.92      0.54      0.84 Net income per diluted share (GAAP)              0.80      0.54      0.74  Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2014 excludes $62 million in before-tax charges ($39 million after-tax) relating to litigation settlements for labor claims ($0.09 per diluted share) and $12 million before and after-tax costs ($0.03 per diluted share) associated with a foreign exchange loss related to the Venezuela currency devaluation. Please see Table 1 for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures for this quarter, as well as for the first quarter of 2014. There were no identified items requiring adjustment for the second quarter of 2013.  "This quarter we delivered record revenue and a 15% sequential increase in adjusted profit from operations," said Martin Craighead, Baker Hughes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our results reflect improved execution and the rapid deployment of innovative new products and services around the world.  "In North America, newly introduced well construction and production technologies, such as the Kymera™ hybrid drill bit and ProductionWave™ production solution, are seeing unprecedented demand resulting in record revenue in our drilling services, drill bits, upstream chemicals, and artificial lift product lines. The rising sales of these products, along with an increase in onshore and offshore activity in the United States, more than offset the seasonal decline in our Canadian business.  "Internationally, we are leveraging new logging-while-drilling and wireline technologies to gain share within several critical offshore markets, including the United Kingdom, West Africa, and Australia. In the onshore markets, we are entering the early stages of global shale development. Products and services we recently introduced to improve the economics of North America shale production, are now finding new homes in the Middle East, Argentina, North Africa, Russia, and China.  "Around the world, the fundamentals of our business continue to strengthen. We anticipate increased activity for the remainder of the year in the form of higher international rig counts, and increased North American well counts. As a result, we project strong earnings growth as we fulfill the industry's growing need for innovative new technologies."  Share repurchases amounted to $200 million or 2.9 million shares for the second quarter of 2014, which results in a remaining amount of $1.25 billion under the current authorization.  Total dividend payments were $65 million in the second quarter of 2014. In May 2014, the Board of Directors approved a 13% increase in the quarterly cash dividend for the third quarter of 2014.  The effective tax rate on net income for the second quarter of 2014 increased to 37.2%, primarily attributed to the geographic mix of earnings.  Capital expenditures were $424 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to the depreciation and amortization expense of $454 million.  Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) in the second quarter of 2014 was $1,159 million, an increase of $112 million compared to the first quarter of 2014 and an increase of $299 million compared to the second quarter of 2013. A reconciliation of net income attributable to Baker Hughes to Adjusted EBITDA is provided in Table 2. Supplemental financial information for revenue and adjusted operating profit before tax (a non-GAAP measure) is provided in Tables 5a and 5b.  Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income                                                   Three Months Ended                                                  June 30,            March 31, (Inmillions, except per share amounts)          2014      2013      2014 Revenue                                          $ 5,935   $ 5,487   $  5,731 Costs and expenses: Cost of revenue                                  4,745     4,591     4,720 Research and engineering                         159       131       143 Marketing, general and administrative            338       329       316 Litigation settlements                           62        —         — Total costs and expenses                         5,304     5,051     5,179 Operating income                                 631       436       552 Interest expense, net                            (59)      (60)      (57) Income before income taxes                       572       376       495 Income taxes                                     (213)     (131)     (159) Net income                                       359       245       336 Net income attributable to noncontrolling        (6)       (5)       (8) interests Net income attributable to Baker Hughes          $ 353     $ 240     $  328 Basic earnings per share attributable to Baker   $ 0.81    $ 0.54    $  0.75 Hughes Diluted earnings per share attributable to Baker $ 0.80    $ 0.54    $  0.74 Hughes Weighted average shares outstanding, basic       437       443       439 Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted     440       444       441 Depreciation and amortization expense            $ 454     $ 424     $  437 Capital expenditures                             $ 424     $ 551     $  439    Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income                                                       Six Months Ended June 30, (Inmillions, except per share amounts)              2014           2013 Revenue                                              $  11,666      $  10,717 Costs and expenses: Cost of revenue                                      9,465          8,917 Research and engineering                             302            258 Marketing, general and administrative                654            651 Litigation settlements                               62             — Total costs and expenses                             10,483         9,826 Operating income                                     1,183          891 Interest expense, net                                (116)          (115) Income before income taxes                           1,067          776 Income taxes                                         (372)          (263) Net income                                           695            513 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  (14)           (6) Net income attributable to Baker Hughes              $  681         $  507 Basic earnings per share attributable to Baker       $  1.56        $  1.14 Hughes Diluted earnings per share attributable to Baker     $  1.55        $  1.14 Hughes Weighted average shares outstanding, basic           438            443 Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted         440            444 Depreciation and amortization expense                $  891         $  839 Capital expenditures                                 $  863         $  1,041    Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets                                                         June 30,   December 31, (In millions)                                          2014       2013 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents                              $ 1,163    $  1,399 Accounts receivable - less allowance for doubtful      5,361      5,138 accounts (2014 - $215, 2013 - $238) Inventories, net                                       4,075      3,884 Other current assets                                   948        874 Total current assets                                   11,547     11,295 Property, plant and equipment, net                     9,087      9,076 Goodwill                                               5,999      5,966 Intangible assets, net                                 836        883 Other assets                                           808        714 Total assets                                           $ 28,277   $  27,934 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable                                       $ 2,536    $  2,574 Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt  657        499 Accrued employee compensation                          569        778 Other accrued liabilities                              833        727 Total current liabilities                              4,595      4,578 Long-term debt                                         3,900      3,882 Deferred income taxes and other tax liabilities        773        821 Long-term liabilities                                  758        741 Equity                                                 18,251     17,912 Total liabilities and equity                           $ 28,277   $  27,934    Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows                                                       Six Months Ended June 30, (In millions)                                        2014          2013 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income                                           $  695        $  513 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization                        891           839 Other, primarily working capital                     (890)         (274) Net cash flows provided by operating activities      696           1,078 Cash flows from investing activities: Expenditures for capital assets                      (863)         (1,041) Proceeds from disposal of assets                     203           183 Other                                                (26)          (4) Net cash flows used in investing activities          (686)         (862) Cash flows from financing activities: Net proceeds from issuance of debt                   178           — Repurchase of common stock                           (400)         — Dividends                                            (131)         (132) Other                                                108           29 Net cash flows used in financing activities          (245)         (103) Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and  (1)           (5) cash equivalents (Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (236)         108 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period       1,399         1,015 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period             $  1,163      $  1,123    Table 1: Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures  The following table reconciles net income attributable to Baker Hughes, which is the directly comparable financial result determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), to adjusted net income^1 (a non-GAAP financial measure). This excludes identified items with respect to the second quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2014. There were no identified items requiring adjustment for the second quarter of 2013.                                   Three Months Ended                                  June 30,           March 31,                                  2014               2014                                          Diluted (Inmillions, except per share   Net                Net     Diluted amounts)                                 Earnings   Income  Earnings PerShare                                  Income                                          PerShare Net income attributable to Baker $ 353   $  0.80    $ 328   $     0.74 Hughes (GAAP) Identified item: Severance charges^2              —       —          21      0.05  Technology royalty        —       —          20      0.05 agreement^3  Litigation settlements^4  39      0.09       —       —  Venezuela currency        12      0.03       —       — devaluation^5 Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)^1 $ 404   $  0.92    $ 369   $     0.84       Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP measure comprised of net income    attributable to Baker Hughes excluding the impact of certain identified 1  items. The Company believes that adjusted net income is useful to    investors because it is a consistent measure of the underlying results of    the Company's business. Furthermore, management uses adjusted net income    as a measure of the performance of the Company's operations. 2  Severance charges of $29 million before-tax ($21 million after-tax) were    incurred in North America during the first quarter of 2014. 3  Costs related to a technology royalty agreement of $29 million before-tax    ($20 million after-tax) were incurred during the first quarter of 2014.    Costs related to litigation settlements for labor claims of $62 million 4  before-tax ($39 million after-tax) were recorded during the second quarter    of 2014.    Foreign exchange loss of $12 million before and after-tax in Venezuela was    recorded in the second quarter of 2014 as a result of changing from the 5  official exchange rate of 6.3 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar to the SICAD    2 rate of approximately 50 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar. The SICAD 2    rate is most representative of the economics in which we operate.    Table 2: Calculation of EBIT, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP measures)^1                                                     Three Months Ended                                                    June 30,          March 31, (In millions)                                      2014      2013    2014 Net income attributable to Baker Hughes            $ 353     $ 240   $  328 Net income attributable to noncontrolling          6         5       8 interests Income taxes                                       213       131     159 Income before income taxes                         572       376     495 Interest expense, net                              59        60      57 Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)          631       436     552 Depreciation and amortization expense              454       424     437 Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and  1,085     860     989 amortization (EBITDA) Adjustments to EBITDA: Severance charges^2                                —         —       29 Technology royalty agreement^3                     —         —       29 Venezuela currency devaluation^4                   12        —       — Litigation settlements^5                           62        —       — Adjusted EBITDA                                    $ 1,159   $ 860   $  1,047                                                         Six Months Ended June 30, (In millions)                                        2014          2013 Net income attributable to Baker Hughes              $  681        $  507 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  14            6 Income taxes                                         372           263 Income before income taxes                           1,067         776 Interest expense, net                                116           115 Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)            1,183         891 Depreciation and amortization expense                891           839 Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and    2,074         1,730 amortization (EBITDA) Adjustments to EBITDA: Severance charges^2                                  29            — Technology royalty agreement^3                       29            — Venezuela currency devaluation^4                   12            23 Litigation settlements^5                             62            — Adjusted EBITDA                                      $  2,206      $  1,753       EBIT, EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the calculations above)    are non-GAAP measures. Management is providing these measures because it 1  believes that such measures are widely accepted financial indicators used    by investors and analysts to analyze and compare companies on the basis of    operating performance. 2  Severance charges of $29 million before-tax ($21 million after-tax) were    incurred in North America during the first quarter of 2014. 3  Costs related to a technology royalty agreement of $29 million before-tax    ($20 million after-tax) were incurred during the first quarter of 2014.    Foreign exchange loss of $12 million before and after-tax in Venezuela was    recorded in the second quarter of 2014 as a result of changing from the    official exchange rate of 6.3 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar to the SICAD    2 rate of approximately 50 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar. The SICAD 2 4  rate is most representative of the economics in which we operate. Also,    reflected is a loss of $23 million before and after-tax in the first    quarter of 2013 due to the devaluation of Venezuela's currency from the    prior exchange rate of 4.3 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar to 6.3 Bolivars    Fuertes per U.S. Dollar.    Costs related to litigation settlements for labor claims of $62 million 5  before-tax ($39 million after-tax) were recorded during the second quarter    of 2014.    Table 3a: Segment Revenue, Profit Before Tax, and Profit Before Tax Margin^1                                        Three Months Ended                                       June 30,              March 31, (In millions)                         2014       2013       2014 Segment Revenue North America                         $ 2,843    $ 2,677    $ 2,776 Latin America                         544        557        530 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          1,066      966        996 Middle East/Asia Pacific              1,149      971        1,108 Industrial Services                   333        316        321 Total Operations                      $ 5,935    $ 5,487    $ 5,731 Profit Before Tax North America                         $ 340      $ 211      $ 258 Latin America                         46         (18)       55 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          178        151        142 Middle East/Asia Pacific              168        115        135 Industrial Services                   34         39         27 Total Operations                      $ 766      $ 498      $ 617 Corporate and Other Profit Before Tax Corporate and other                   (73)       (62)       (65) Interest expense, net                 (59)       (60)       (57) Litigation settlements                (62)       —          — Corporate, net interest and other     (194)      (122)      (122) Profit Before Tax                     $ 572      $ 376      $ 495 Profit Before Tax Margin^1 North America                         12      %  8       %  9       % Latin America                         8       %  (3)     %  10      % Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          17      %  16      %  14      % Middle East/Asia Pacific              15      %  12      %  12      % Industrial Services                   10      %  12      %  8       % Total Operations                      13      %  9       %  11      %       Profit before tax margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as profit before tax    ("income before income taxes") divided by revenue. Management uses the 1  profit before tax 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.    Table 3b: Segment Revenue, Profit Before Tax, and Profit Before Tax Margin^1                                        Six Months Ended June 30, (In millions)                         2014           2013 Segment Revenue North America                         $  5,619       $ 5,280 Latin America                         1,074          1,147 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          2,062          1,820 Middle East/Asia Pacific              2,257          1,865 Industrial Services                   654            605 Total Operations                      $  11,666      $ 10,717 Profit Before Tax North America                         $  598         $ 446 Latin America                         101            31 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          320            244 Middle East/Asia Pacific              303            231 Industrial Services                   61             63 Total Operations                      $  1,383       $ 1,015 Corporate and Other Profit Before Tax Corporate and other                   (138)          (124) Interest expense, net                 (116)          (115) Litigation settlements                (62)           — Corporate, net interest and other     (316)          (239) Profit Before Tax                     $  1,067       $ 776 Profit Before Tax Margin^1 North America                         11         %   8        % Latin America                         9          %   3        % Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian          16         %   13       % Middle East/Asia Pacific              13         %   12       % Industrial Services                   9          %   10       % Total Operations                      12         %   9        %       Profit before tax margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as profit before tax    ("income before income taxes") divided by revenue. Management uses the 1  profit before tax 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.    Table 4: Adjustments to Operating Profit Before Tax^1                                             Three Months Ended                                            June 30,  March 31, (In millions)                              2014^3    2014^2 Adjustments to Operating Profit Before Tax North America                              $  —      $   42 Latin America                              12        3 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian               —         6 Middle East/Asia Pacific                   —         6 Industrial Services                        —         1 Total Operations                           $  12     $   58                                               Six Months Ended June 30, (In millions)                              2014^2,3       2013^3 Adjustments to Operating Profit Before Tax North America                              $    42        $   — Latin America                              15             23 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian               6              — Middle East/Asia Pacific                   6              — Industrial Services                        1              — Total Operations                           $    70        $   23    1  There were no identified adjustments in the second quarter of 2013.    Severance charges of $29 million before-tax in North America and costs    related to a technology royalty agreement of $29 million before-tax were 2  incurred during the first quarter of 2014. The costs associated with the    technology royalty agreement pertain to our global operations and have    therefore been allocated to all segments.    Foreign exchange loss of $12 million before and after-tax in Venezuela was    recorded in the second quarter of 2014 as a result of changing from the    official exchange rate of 6.3 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar to the SICAD    2 rate of approximately 50 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar. The SICAD 2 3  rate is most representative of the economics in which we operate. Also,    reflected is a loss of $23 million before and after-tax in the first    quarter of 2013 due to the devaluation of Venezuela's currency from the    prior exchange rate of 4.3 Bolivars Fuertes per U.S. Dollar to 6.3 Bolivars    Fuertes per U.S. Dollar.    Table 5a: Supplemental Financial Information Excluding Certain Identified Items  The following table contains non-GAAP measures of operating profit before tax and operating profit before tax margin, excluding a foreign exchange loss in Venezuela recorded in the second quarter of 2014, as well as, severance charges in North America and costs related to a technology royalty agreement recorded in the first quarter of 2014 (see Table 4).                                       Three Months Ended                                      June 30,              March 31, (In millions)                        2014       2013       2014 Segment Revenue North America                        $ 2,843    $ 2,677    $ 2,776 Latin America                        544        557        530 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         1,066      966        996 Middle East/Asia Pacific             1,149      971        1,108 Industrial Services                  333        316        321 Total Operations                     $ 5,935    $ 5,487    $ 5,731 Operating Profit Before Tax^1 North America                        $ 340      $ 211      $ 300 Latin America                        58         (18)       58 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         178        151        148 Middle East/Asia Pacific             168        115        141 Industrial Services                  34         39         28 Total Operations                     $ 778      $ 498      $ 675 Operating Profit Before Tax Margin^1 North America                        12      %  8       %  11      % Latin America                        11      %  (3)     %  11      % Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         17      %  16      %  15      % Middle East/Asia Pacific             15      %  12      %  13      % Industrial Services                  10      %  12      %  9       % Total Operations                     13      %  9       %  12      %       Operating profit before tax is a non-GAAP measure defined as profit before    tax ("income before income taxes") less certain identified costs.    Operating profit before tax margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as 1  operating profit before tax divided by revenue. Management uses each of    these measures because it believes they are widely accepted financial    indicators used by investors and analysts to analyze and compare companies    on the basis of operating performance and that these measures may be used    by investors to make informed investment decisions.    Table 5b: Supplemental Financial Information Excluding Certain Identified Items  The following table contains non-GAAP measures of operating profit before tax and operating profit before tax margin, excluding a foreign exchange loss in Venezuela, severance charges in North America and costs related to a technology royalty agreement recorded in the first six months of 2014, and the charge for the devaluation of the Venezuelan currency recorded in the first six months of 2013 (see Table 4).                                       Six Months Ended June 30, (In millions)                        2014           2013 Segment Revenue North America                        $  5,619       $ 5,280 Latin America                        1,074          1,147 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         2,062          1,820 Middle East/Asia Pacific             2,257          1,865 Industrial Services                  654            605 Total Operations                     $  11,666      $ 10,717 Operating Profit Before Tax^1 North America                        $  640         $ 446 Latin America                        116            54 Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         326            244 Middle East/Asia Pacific             309            231 Industrial Services                  62             63 Total Operations                     $  1,453       $ 1,038 Operating Profit Before Tax Margin^1 North America                        11         %   8        % Latin America                        11         %   5        % Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian         16         %   13       % Middle East/Asia Pacific             14         %   12       % Industrial Services                  9          %   10       % Total Operations                     12         %   10       %       Operating profit before tax is a non-GAAP measure defined as profit before    tax ("income before income taxes") less certain identified costs.    Operating profit before tax margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as 1  operating profit before tax divided by revenue. Management uses each of    these measures because it believes they are widely accepted financial    indicators used by investors and analysts to analyze and compare companies    on the basis of operating performance and that these measures may be used    by investors to make informed investment decisions.  Innovations to Earnings  The following section provides operational and technical highlights outlining the successes aligned to our strategy.  Efficient Well Construction  Baker Hughes continues to see a strong demand for FASTrak™ logging-while-drilling (LWD) fluid analysis and testing service, the industry's first commercial service capable of retrieving fluid samples during the drilling process. Since its introduction to the market, the FASTrak LWD service has been deployed in more than 50 critical deepwater projects. During the second quarter, the FASTrak service was used in one project in Nigeria to take more than 100 pressure tests and 10 fluid samples in a single run for an independent operator. The service was also successfully deployed in the United Arab Emirates, Trinidad, North Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.  The AutoTrak Curve™ rotary steerable system drills more than one mile on a well in a single day. A service value combination of the AutoTrak Curve system with the NEXT-DRILL™ drilling fluid system and HCC AT505 drill bit technology safely drilled more than 5,870 ft (1789 m) in one day while maintaining 100% reservoir contact. During the quarter, the AutoTrak Curve system also surpassed 12.5 million cumulative feet drilled in the United States, and is now being deployed in Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and China.  Baker Hughes increases deepwater market share in West Africa. In Angola and Nigeria, Baker Hughes was awarded several, multiyear contracts to provide directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, LWD, drill bits, and under reamers to deepwater operators.  Baker Hughes stimulation service grows in deepwater Brazil. During the quarter, Baker Hughes was awarded a two-year contract to provide gravel pack and acidizing services using a new, modular stimulation unit installed on a platform supply vessel. Also in Brazil during the quarter, Baker Hughes delivered its first 2⅛-in. TeleCoil™ intelligent coiled tubing services in the world. The technology is designed to efficiently service wells with small-diameter completions and was used to deliver zonal isolation, well stimulation, and production logging services simultaneously.  Optimizing Well Production  Baker Hughes takes the next step in redefining production potential from shale. During the quarter, FLEXPump™ Curve was successfully field tested. This product is the world's first artificial lift system engineered to be deployed below the tight bend angles that are common in shale wells, and set in the horizontal section at the maximum depth possible. By placing the pump deeper in the well, maximum drawdown rates are achieved, resulting in higher production rates. FLEXPump Curve is scheduled for launch in the third quarter.  Baker Hughes reshapes the possibilities of well construction with SHADOW™series frac plugs. On one project last quarter, a customer used the SHADOW plug technology to completely redesign their wellbore. Several SHADOW plugs were deployed, with the deepest plug set at more than 25,000 ft (7620 m) measured depth, on a horizontal well stepping out nearly 15,000 ft (4572 m). This trajectory surpasses the range of coil tubing. The SHADOW plug technology enables our customers to construct wellbores and access reserves that would not have been possible with conventional completions technology. Based on growing sales across every United States geomarket, we have expanded the commercialization of the SHADOW plug internationally, with our first deliveries scheduled for Russia and China.  In China, Baker Hughes successfully installs an advanced downhole, oil/water separation solution in an offshore, high water-cut oilfield scenario. Following a study by our Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to identify an injection zone, a multidiscipline engineering team designed an integrated system that combines completions tools, electrical submersible pumping systems, and upstream chemicals. Within five days of installation, the well was producing 4,000 barrels of oil per day on the surface and injecting 14,000 barrels of water per day downhole.  Rapid adoption of the ProductionWave™ production solution is exceeding expectations and continues to drive North America results. The ProductionWave solution sales have surpassed 1,000 installations since its commercial launch late last year including working systems now producing in virtually every North American oil basin. During the quarter, several significant enhancements have been added to the ProductionWaveplatform. The FLEXPump-ER™was launched during the quarter and is capable of handling production rates from 3,000 barrels per day down to a level as low as 50 barrels per day with a single pump. This innovation prevents the need to install different pump types over the life of a typical shale well.  Baker Hughes secures a pilot project in the legendary Bazhenov basin in Russia. Baker Hughes has extended its unconventional reach internationally with an integrated work award in the Bazhenov shale basin in Western Siberia. On this project, Baker Hughes will deliver completions, wireline logging, plug and perf operations, geoscience, petrophysics, and RDS as the operator evaluates the potential of this play.  Increasing Ultimate Recovery  In Saudi Arabia, Baker Hughes delivers a game changing, all-electric intelligent well system, enabling controlled production of eight different zones simultaneously. The completions design includes three cased-hole laterals isolated by feed-through packers, and an open-hole main-bore, segregated into five zones by swelling-elastomer feed-through packers. Numerous downhole sensors were deployed throughout the tubing and the annulus to allow real-time monitoring of production performance. Active flow control devices installed in each zone are actuated remotely to restrict production in high-water cut zones, increasing production from hydrocarbon rich zones and enabling greater recovery over the life of the well. The entire network of flow control devices is deployed and operated using one single electric control line, as opposed to traditional systems requiring multiple hydraulic control lines. This significantly simplifies the installation process, improves system reliability, and enables highly accurate remote control, not possible before.  Leading in Sustainability  Baker Hughes recognized for efforts in corporate social responsibility. During the quarter,Baker Hughes achieved the highest rating for any public company in the energy sector in Newsweek's 2014 Green Rankings, placing #11 among the 500 largest United States companies.  Baker Hughes announces BrineCare™, its newest environmentally friendly fracturing fluid system. The BrineCaresystem is transforming waste streams into cost-saving alternatives to fresh water systems by enabling operators to use untreated, produced, or brackish water-based fluids in frac applications. The fluids are compatible with total dissolved solids, to create effective fracturing fluids and reduce the consumption of potable water without sacrificing performance. Recent deployments of the BrineCare system in New Mexico's Delaware Basin have proven successful with production rates comparable to using fresh water fracturing fluids.  Supplemental Financial Information  Supplemental financial information can be found on the Company's website at: www.bakerhughes.com/investor in the Financial Information section under Quarterly Results.  Conference Call and Webcast  The Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast to discuss management's outlook and the results reported in today's earnings announcement. The call will begin at 8:30a.m. Eastern time, 7:30a.m. Central time on Thursday, July17, 2014, the content of which is not part of this earnings release. A slide presentation providing summary financial and statistical information that will be discussed on the conference call will also be posted to the Company's website and available for real-time viewing at www.bakerhughes.com/investor. To access the conference call, please call the conference call operator at: 800-446-1671 in the U.S., or 847-413-3362 for international calls. Please call in 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask for the "Baker Hughes Conference Call." A replay of the call will be available through Thursday, July 31, 2014. The number for the replay is: 888-843-7419 in the U.S., or 630-652-3042 for international calls, and the access code is: 37166275. To access the webcast, go to our Events and Presentations page on the Company's website at: 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 Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (each a "forward-looking statement"). The words "anticipate," "believe," "ensure," "expect," "if," "intend," "estimate," "project," "foresee," "forecasts," "predict," "outlook," "aim," "will," "could," "should," "potential," "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 December31, 2013; Baker Hughes' subsequent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014; and those set forth from time-to-time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The documents are available through the Company's website at: www.bakerhughes.com/investoror through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval ("EDGAR") system at: 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 forward looking statements, including 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 these risk factors:  Economic and political conditions – the impact of 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; and the impact of government disruptions such as a U.S. government shutdown. In addition, market conditions, such as the trading prices for our stock, as well as the terms of any stock purchase plans may impact stock repurchases. At our discretion, we may engage in or discontinue stock repurchases at any time.  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; drilling permits for and regulation of the shelf and the deepwater drilling; excess productive capacity; crude and product inventories; LNG supply and demand; seasonal and other adverse weather conditions that affect the demand for energy; severe weather conditions, such as tornadoes and 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 periods of international conflict, particularly involving any petroleum-producing or consuming regions; labor disruptions, civil unrest or security conditions where we operate; expropriation of assets by governmental action; cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents or attacks.  Price, market share, contract terms, and customer payments – our ability to obtain market prices for our products and services; the ability of our competitors to capture market share; our ability to retain or increase our market share; changes in our strategic direction; 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, to 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, availability, distribution and delivery of sufficient raw materials and components (especially steel alloys, chromium, copper, carbide, lead, nickel, titanium, beryllium, barite, synthetic and natural diamonds, sand, gel, chemicals, and electronic components); our ability to manage energy-related costs; our ability to manage compliance-related costs; our ability to recruit, train and retain the skilled and diverse workforce necessary to meet our business needs and manage the associated costs; the effect of manufacturing and subcontracting performance and capacity; 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; unanticipated changes in the levels of our capital expenditures; the need to replace any unanticipated losses in capital assets; labor-related actions, including strikes, slowdowns and facility occupations; our ability to maintain information security.  Litigation and changes in laws or regulatory conditions – the potential for unexpected litigation or proceedings and our ability to obtain adequate insurance on commercially reasonable terms; the legislative, regulatory and business environment in the U.S. and other countries in which we operate; 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; laws, regulations or restrictions on hydraulic fracturing; any restrictions on new or ongoing offshore drilling or permit and operational delays or program reductions as a result of the regulations in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas of the world; changes in export control laws or exchange control laws; the discovery of new environmental remediation sites; changes in environmental regulations; the discharge of hazardous materials or hydrocarbons into the environment; restrictions on doing business in countries subject to sanctions; customs clearance procedures; 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.  Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The Company's 59,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.  Investor Contacts: Trey Clark, +1.713.439.8039, trey.clark@bakerhughes.com Alondra Oteyza, +1.713.439.8822, alondra.oteyza@bakerhughes.com  Media Contact: Melanie Kania, +1.713.439.8303, melanie.kania@bakerhughes.com   SOURCE Baker Hughes Incorporated  Website: http://www.bakerhughes.com  
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