NYSE: NOV) today reported that for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 it earned net income of $668 million, or $1.56 per fully diluted share. Earnings improved nine percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, and improved 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
Excluding $51 million in pre-tax transaction charges and a net $69 million tax benefit related to certain U.S. foreign tax credits in the fourth quarter of 2012, net income was $638 million, or $1.49 per fully diluted share, down two percent from the third quarter of 2012, and up nine percent from the fourth quarter of 2011, excluding transaction charges from all periods.
The net $69 million tax benefit resulted from a strategic reorganization of certain foreign operations to more fully integrate recently acquired business groups. Revenues reported for the full year 2012 were $20.04 billion, and net income was $2.49 billion, or $5.83 per fully diluted share. Operating profit for the full year 2012 was $3.55 billion......Read the entire NOV earnings report.
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