Oil service companies have tended to be somewhat recalcitrant when reporting on their software activity. In its third quarter 2003 financials, Halliburton bucks the trend by breaking out financials for its Landmark Graphics unit.
$ 132 million
Third quarter revenues from Landmark and ‘other energy services’ were $132 million, down $33 million from the same period last year. The reduction was attributable to the sale of Wellstream in the first quarter of 2003 and a winding down of a North Sea project.
The unit reported a third quarter 2003 operating loss of $52 million compared to an $8 million profit last year. This result included a (contested) litigation charge of $77 million. Landmark Graphics revenues were down 4%, but operating income was up 22% as compared to the third quarter of 2002.
For the first nine months of 2003, Landmark and other energy services reported revenues of $410 million (down from $649 million). The unit is posting a 58 million loss for the 9 months—as against a $122 loss for the same period in 2002.
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