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Last $17.60 USD
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noble corp plc (NE) Details

Noble Corporation plc operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry worldwide. It owns and operates a fleet of mobile offshore drilling units. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated a fleet of 15 jackups, 9 drillships, and 8 semisubmersibles, including 1 high-specification, harsh environment jackup under construction. Noble Corporation plc was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

3,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1921

noble corp plc (NE) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $472.1K
Senior Vice President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $422.9K
Executive Vice President and Corporate Secret...
Total Annual Compensation: $593.3K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $457.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

noble corp plc (NE) Key Developments

Noble Corporation plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter, Remainder and Full Year of 2015; Announces Impairment Charges for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Noble Corporation plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company’s operating revenue was $804,342,000 against $795,187,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $284,359,000 against $248,968,000 for the same period a year ago. Income before income taxes was $241,897,000 against $207,308,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income from continuing operations was $198,450,000 against $171,730,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to the company from continuing operations was $178,403,000 or $0.72 per basic and diluted share against $154,814,000 or $0.60 per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $178,403,000 or $0.72 per basic and diluted share against $256,326,000 or $0.99 per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was $368,582,000 compared to $505,796,000 a year ago. Capital expenditures in the first quarter were $89 million and are expected to decline to approximately $585 million in 2015 when compared to an average of approximately $2.1 billion per year for the last three years. The company reported total debt at March 31, 2015 of $4.9 billion, unchanged from the level at December 31, 2014. The expected decline this year in capital expenditures reflects lower expenditures associated with new build projects. Excluding the fourth quarter impairment charge, net income from continuing operations would have been $119 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2014 results included an after-tax charge of $713 million, or $2.86 per diluted share, related to the impairment of three rigs and the company's total goodwill balance. The company provided earnings guidance for the second quarter, remainder and full year of 2015. Net interest expense in the second quarter is expected to be $55 million to $60 million. This expense is ultimately dependent on the operational performance of these 2 jointly owned rigs. Total capital spending for the second quarter is expected to be about $160 million. The 7% rate for the remainder of 2015 is a conservative expectation, but it reflects its high mix of premium, complex floating and jackup rigs. The company expects depreciation to increase about $2 million to $4 million per quarter through the remainder of 2015. Interest expense, net of capitalized interest, is expected to total $215 million to $225 million in the year. Based on its existing debt structure, this level is above its prior guidance because of the senior note offering in the first quarter, along with lower capitalized interest. Capitalized interest in 2015 is expected to total $20 million to $25 million. The effective tax rate in 2015 is being lowered from its previous guidance of 24% to 25% to a revised range of 21% to 23%. Finally, the company continues to expect its capital expenditures for 2015 to be approximately $585 million. Sustaining capital expenditures were expected to total of $170 million in 2015. The company continues to expect positive free cash flow in 2015.

Noble Corporation plc Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable on May 14, 2015

Noble Corporation plc announced its Board of Directors has scheduled the payment of the company's quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be April 30, 2015, with a record date of May 4, 2015 and a payment date of May 14, 2015.

Noble Corporation plc to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 29, 2015

Noble Corporation plc announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 5:00 PM, GMT Standard Time on Apr 29, 2015


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