What To Expect From Baker Hughes’ 2Q’16 Earnings Results?

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  • Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), the world’s third largest oilfield contractor, is set to report its June quarter 2016 financial results on 28th July 2016. [1]BHI-Q&A-2Q16
  • Due to the production disruptions because of a wildfire in Alberta, Canada, and geo-political disturbances in Nigeria and Venezuela, WTI crude oil prices rose by more than 35% in the June quarter compared to the previous quarter. However, Baker Hughes’ stock did not improve much, despite its high sensitivity to oil prices.
  • The rise in oil prices caused a slight improvement in the global rig count in the month of June. However, the overall rig count for 2Q’16 continued to remain weak both annually as well as sequentially.


  • Although the commodity prices have shown signs of recovery in the June quarter, the global upstream capital expenditure is likely to remain low for the full year 2016. The lower upstream capital spend will continue to weigh heavily on the demand for rigs and further intensify pricing pressure in the oilfield services industry globally. Thus, we expect Baker Hughes’ 2Q’16 revenue to drop significantly on the back of weak drilling demand.
  • Further, the company’s significant presence in the North American oil and gas markets, which have been severely impacted by the weak commodity prices, will hit the Houston-based company’s operating margins for the June quarter.

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  1. Baker Hughes Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results Conference Call, 24th June 2016, www.bakerhughes.com []