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Baker Hughes Announces Third Quarter Results

November 1, 2011

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) today announced adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure) for the third quarter 2011 of $518 million, or $1.18 per diluted share. This excludes a $214 million tax benefit associated with the reorganization of certain foreign subsidiaries and a $26 million after-tax loss related to the early extinguishment of debt. This compares to $255 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2010, and adjusted net income of $408 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, for the second quarter 2011.

Net income attributable to Baker Hughes, a GAAP measure, for the third quarter 2011 was $706 million or $1.61 per diluted share, compared to $255 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2010, and $338 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for the second quarter 2011. Please see Table 1 for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures.

Revenue for the third quarter 2011 was $5.18 billion, up 27% compared to $4.08 billion for the third quarter 2010 and up 9% compared to $4.74 billion for the second quarter 2011.

Chad C. Deaton, Baker Hughes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The third quarter was a record revenue quarter for Baker Hughes.

“In Canada, the rig count grew substantially throughout the quarter and our operational results reflected this growth. Strong growth continues across U.S. Land, and capacity across most of the market remains tight. The Gulf of Mexico improved marginally during the quarter as the pace of permitting modestly improved. We continue to position our organization to respond to gradual growth in the Gulf of Mexico over the medium term.

“Internationally, we delivered strong revenue growth, but margins declined approximately 125 basis points primarily as a result of a change in geographic and product mix. The strategy we set in place last year to enhance our international operating margins has delivered approximately 700 basis points year-on-year improvement. We expect to deliver 15% international margins in the fourth quarter.

“The commodity, capital, and foreign exchange markets have experienced tremendous volatility throughout the third quarter; however, we have seen no material change in customer behavior. A substantial majority of our customers’ projects are justified at prices far lower than the current commodity price levels and sufficient liquidity appears to be available to continue to develop these projects. We are very encouraged by the long-term prospects for the North American and International markets. Oil demand is at record levels and growth for hydrocarbons will remain strong in the years to come, supported by the continued industrialization of developing economies. Production from declining conventional resources will be replaced by increases in production from the service-intensive unconventional hydrocarbon resources in the U.S. and over time, internationally. We continue to position Baker Hughes to take advantage of long-term opportunities while maintaining the flexibility to address short-term changes to our business,” Deaton said.

Debt increased by $292 million to $3.90 billion compared to the second quarter 2011, reflecting the issuance of $750 million 3.2% 10-year notes and the redemption of $500 million 6.5% notes. Cash and short-term investments decreased by $134 million to $803 million compared to the second quarter 2011. Capital expenditures were $628 million, depreciation and amortization expense was $332 million, and dividend payments were $65 million in the third quarter 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter 2011 was $1.15 billion, up $131 million sequentially. 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 Table 4.


    Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
    (Unaudited)
                                                             Three Months Ended
                                                             ------------------
                                                       September 30,            June 30,
                                                       -------------            --------
    (In millions, except per
     share amounts)                                   2011             2010        2011
    Revenue                                         $5,178           $4,078      $4,741

    Costs and Expenses:
      Cost of revenue                                3,931            3,189       3,718
      Research and engineering                         117              118         114
      Marketing, general and
       administrative                                  313              354         292
      Acquisition-related costs                          -               12           -
      -------------------------                        ---              ---         ---
        Total costs and expenses                     4,361            3,673       4,124
        ------------------------                     -----            -----       -----

    Operating income                                   817              405         617
    Interest expense, net                              (58)             (39)        (54)
    Loss on early
     extinguishment of debt                            (40)               -           -
    -----------------------                            ---              ---         ---
    Income before income taxes                         719              366         563
    Income taxes                                       (13)            (111)       (228)
    ------------                                       ---             ----        ----
    Net income                                         706              255         335
    Net income (loss)
     attributable to
     noncontrolling interests                            -                -          (3)
    -------------------------                          ---              ---         ---
    Net income attributable to
     Baker Hughes                                     $706             $255        $338

    Basic earnings per share
     attributable to Baker
     Hughes                                          $1.62            $0.59       $0.78

    Diluted earnings per share
     attributable to Baker
     Hughes                                          $1.61            $0.59       $0.77

    Weighted average shares
     outstanding, basic                                437              432         436
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding, diluted                              439              433         438

    Depreciation and
     amortization expense                             $332             $293        $331

    Capital expenditures                              $628             $466        $594


    Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
    (Unaudited)
                                                       Nine Months Ended
                                                         September 30,
                                                         -------------
    (In millions, except per share
     amounts)                                          2011               2010
    ==============================                     ====               ====
    Revenue                                         $14,444             $9,991

    Costs and Expense:
    Cost of revenue                                  11,146              7,763
    Research and engineering                            337                324
    Marketing, general and
     administrative                                     887                971
    Acquisition-related costs                             -                 78
    -------------------------                           ---                ---
    Total costs and expenses                         12,370              9,136
    ------------------------                         ------              -----

    Operating income                                  2,074                855
    Interest expense, net                              (164)               (93)
    Loss on early extinguishment of
     debt                                               (40)                 -
    -------------------------------                     ---                ---
    Income before income taxes                        1,870                762
    Income taxes                                       (445)              (285)
    ------------                                       ----               ----
    Net income                                        1,425                477
    Net income attributable to
     noncontrolling interests                             -                  -
    --------------------------                          ---                ---
    Net income attributable to Baker
     Hughes                                          $1,425               $477
    ================================                 ======               ====

    Basic earnings per share
     attributable to Baker Hughes                     $3.27              $1.25

    Diluted earnings per share
     attributable to Baker Hughes                     $3.25              $1.25

    Weighted average shares
     outstanding, basic                                 436                381
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding, diluted                               438                382

    Depreciation and amortization
     expense                                           $978               $743

    Capital expenditures                             $1,651             $1,005


    Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
    (Unaudited)
                                                September
    (In millions)                                  30,          December 31,
    =============                                     2011               2010
                                                      ====               ====
    ASSETS
    Current Assets:
      Cash, cash equivalents and short-term
       investments                                    $803             $1,706
      Accounts receivable, net                       4,977              3,942
      Inventories, net                               3,053              2,594
      Other current assets                             508                465
    Total current assets                             9,341              8,707
    --------------------                             -----              -----

    Property, plant and equipment, net               6,966              6,310
    Goodwill                                         5,947              5,869
    Intangible assets, net                           1,494              1,569
    Other assets                                       603                531
    Total assets                                   $24,351            $22,986
    ============                                   =======            =======

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current Liabilities:
      Accounts payable                              $1,688             $1,496
      Short-term borrowings and current
       portion of long-term debt                        54                331
      Accrued employee compensation                    686                589
      Other accrued liabilities                        570                723
    Total current liabilities                        2,998              3,139
    -------------------------                        -----              -----

    Long-term debt                                   3,846              3,554
    Deferred income taxes and other tax
     liabilities                                     1,125              1,360
    Long-term liabilities                              619                647

    Stockholders' equity                            15,763             14,286
    --------------------                            ------             ------
    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                                        $24,351            $22,986
    ===================================            =======            =======


    Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
    (Unaudited)

                                                      Nine Months Ended
                                                        September 30,
                                                        -------------
    (In millions)                                     2011               2010
    =============                                     ====               ====
    Cash flows from operating activities:
    Net income                                      $1,425               $477
    Adjustments to reconcile net income to
     net cash flows from
      operating activities:
      Depreciation and amortization                    978                743
      Other, primarily working capital              (1,721)              (642)
                                                                         ----
    Net cash flows from operating activities           682                578
    ----------------------------------------           ---                ---

    Cash flows from investing activities:
      Expenditures for capital assets               (1,651)            (1,005)
      Acquisition of businesses, net of cash
       acquired                                         (5)              (852)
    Proceeds (purchase) from maturities of
     short-term investments                            250               (250)
      Other                                            229                191

    Net cash flows from investing activities        (1,177)            (1,916)
    ----------------------------------------        ------             ------

    Cash flows from financing activities:
      Net (payments) borrowings of debt               (112)             1,488
      Dividends                                       (195)              (175)
      Other                                            143                 31

    Net cash flows from financing activities          (164)             1,344
    ----------------------------------------          ----              -----

    Effect of foreign exchange rate changes
     on cash                                             6                  5
    ---------------------------------------            ---                ---
    (Decrease) increase in cash and cash
     equivalents                                      (653)                11
    Cash, beginning of period                        1,456              1,595
    -------------------------                        -----              -----
    Cash, end of period                               $803             $1,606
    ===================                               ====             ======


    Table 1: Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial
     Measures(1)
    The following tables reconcile net income attributable to
     Baker Hughes, which is the directly comparable financial
     result determined in accordance with Generally Accepted
     Accounting Principles (GAAP), to our adjusted net income,
     which excludes certain identified items (a non-GAAP
     financial measure) referenced in this news release.

                            Three months ended September 30, 2011
                            -------------------------------------
    (Unaudited)                                                            Diluted
    (In millions, except per
     share amounts)                                                        -------
    ------------------------                                     Net      Earnings
                                                                 ---      --------
                                                                Income    Per Share
                                                                ------    ---------
    Net income attributable to
     Baker Hughes (GAAP)                                            $706       $1.61
    Identified Item:
      Tax benefit associated with
       reorganization(2)                                            (214)      (0.49)
      Loss on early
       extinguishment of debt(3)                                      26        0.06
      --------------------------
    Adjusted net income (non-
     GAAP)                                                          $518       $1.18

                           Three months ended June 30, 2011
                           --------------------------------
    (Unaudited)                                                  Net       Diluted
    (In millions, except per
     share amounts)                                              ---       -------
    ------------------------                                    Income    Earnings
                                                                ------    --------
                                                                          Per Share
                                                                          ---------
    Net income attributable to
     Baker Hughes (GAAP)                                            $338       $0.77
    Identified Item:
      Libya charge(4)                                                 70        0.16
    Adjusted net income (non-
     GAAP)                                                          $408       $0.93


    (1) Adjusted net income, excluding certain identified items, is a
     non-GAAP measure comprised of net income attributable to Baker
     Hughes excluding the impact of certain identified 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.
     Reconciliation of GAAP and adjusted net income for historical
     periods can be found on the company's website at
     www.bakerhughes.com/investor.
    (2) Noncash tax benefit of $214 million associated with the
     reorganization of certain foreign subsidiaries.
    (3) Loss of $40 million before-tax ($26 million after-tax) related
     to the early extinguishment of $500 million notes due 2013.
    (4) Libya charge of $70 million, before and after-tax, relates to
     increasing our allowance for doubtful accounts and reserves for
     inventory and certain other indentified assets.


    Table 2:  Calculation of EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted
     EBITDA (non-GAAP measures)(1)

     (In
     millions)                                         Three Months Ended
     ---------                                         ------------------
                                                           September 30,
                                    September 30, 2011         2010       June 30, 2011
                                    ------------------    --------------  -------------
     Net
     income
     attributable
     to
     Baker
     Hughes                                       $706               $255           $338
     Net
     income
     (loss)
     attributable
     to
     NCI(2)                                          -                  -             (3)
     Income
     taxes                                          13                111            228
     ------                                        ---                ---            ---
     Income
     before
     income
     taxes                                         719                366            563
     Interest
     expense,
     net                                            58                 39             54
     Earnings
     before
     interest
     and
     taxes
     (EBIT)                                        777                405            617
     Depreciation
     and
     amortization
     expense                                       332                293            331
     ------------                                  ---                ---            ---
     Earnings
     before
     interest,
     taxes,
     depreciation                                1,109                698            948
      and amortization
       (EBITDA)
    Adjustments to
     EBITDA:
       Acquisition-
       related
       costs(3)                                      -                 12              -
       Libya
       reserves(4)                                   -                  -             70
       Loss
       on
       early
       extinguishment
       of
       debt(5)                                      40                  -              -
       --------------                              ---                ---            ---
     Adjusted
     EBITDA                                     $1,149               $710         $1,018

    (In millions)                            Nine Months Ended
    -------------                            -----------------
                                                           September 30,
                                    September 30, 2011        2010(6)
                                    ------------------    --------------
    Net income
     attributable
     to Baker
     Hughes                                     $1,425               $477
    Income taxes                                   445                285
    ------------                                   ---                ---
    Income before
     income taxes                                1,870                762
    Interest
     expense, net                                  164                 93
    Earnings
     before
     interest and
     taxes (EBIT)                                2,034                855
    Depreciation
     and
     amortization
     expense                                       978                743
    -------------                                  ---                ---
    Earnings
     before
     interest,
     taxes,
     depreciation
     and
     amortization                                3,012              1,598
       (EBITDA)
    Adjustments to EBITDA:
      Acquisition-
       related
       costs(3)                                      -                 78
      Libya
       reserves(4)                                  70                  -
      Loss on early
       extinguishment
       of debt(5)                                   40                  -
      ---------------                              ---                ---
    Adjusted
     EBITDA                                     $3,122             $1,676


    (1) EBIT, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the calculations
     above) are non-GAAP measurements.  Management is providing these
     measures because it believes that such measurements are widely
     accepted financial indicators used by investors and analysts to
     analyze and compare companies on the basis of operating performance.
    (2) Noncontrolling interests.
    (3) Costs related to the acquisition of BJ Services.
    (4) Expenses of $70 million (before and after-tax) associated with
     increasing the allowance for doubtful accounts and reserves for
     inventory and certain other assets in the second quarter 2011 as a
     result of civil unrest in Libya.
    (5) Loss of $40 million before-tax ($26 million after-tax) related
     to the early extinguishment of $500 million notes due 2013.
    (6) Includes results of BJ Services starting from April 28, 2010.


    Table 3:  Segment Revenue, Profit Before Tax, and Profit Before
     Tax Margin(1)

                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------
                                             September 30,            June 30,
                                             -------------            --------
    (In millions)                            2011           2010           2011
    -------------                            ----           ----           ----
    Segment Revenue
      North America                        $2,716         $2,006         $2,368
      Latin America                           568            431            542
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian                                850            757            806
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                708            606            701
      Industrial Services
       and Other                              336            278            324
      -------------------                     ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                       $5,178         $4,078         $4,741
    ================                       ======         ======         ======

    Profit Before Tax
      North America                          $607           $340           $440
      Latin America                            71              9             71
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian(2)                             105             47             47
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                 84             39             88
      Industrial Services
       and Other                               28             36             34
      -------------------                     ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                          895            471            680
    ----------------                          ---            ---            ---

    Corporate and Other
     Profit Before Tax
      Acquisition-related
       costs                                    -            (12)             -
      Interest expense, net                   (58)           (39)           (54)
      Loss on early
       extinguishment of
       debt                                   (40)             -              -
      Corporate and other                     (78)           (54)           (63)
      -------------------                     ---            ---            ---
      Corporate, net
       interest and other                    (176)          (105)          (117)
      -------------------                    ----           ----           ----
    Total Profit Before
     Tax                                     $719           $366           $563
    ===================                      ====           ====           ====

    Profit Before Tax
     Margin(1)
      North America                            22%            17%            19%
      Latin America                            13%             2%            13%
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian(2)                              12%             6%             6%
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                 12%             6%            13%
      Industrial Services
       and Other                                8%            13%            10%
      -------------------                     ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                           17%            12%            14%
    ================                          ===            ===            ===


    (1) Profit before tax margin is a non-GAAP measure defined as profit
     before tax ("income before income taxes") divided by revenue.
     Management uses the 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.
    (2) Includes expenses of $70 million (before and after-tax) associated
     with increasing the allowance for doubtful accounts and reserves for
     inventory and certain other assets in the second quarter 2011 as a
     result of civil unrest in Libya.


    Table 4:  Supplemental Financial Information Excluding Certain
     Identified Items(1)

                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------
                                             September 30,            June 30,
    (In millions)                            2011           2010           2011

    Segment Revenue
      North America                        $2,716         $2,006         $2,368
      Latin America                           568            431            542
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian                                850            757            806
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                708            606            701
      Industrial Services and
       Other                                  336            278            324
      -----------------------                 ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                       $5,178         $4,078         $4,741
    ================                       ======         ======         ======

    Operating Profit Before
     Tax(2)
      North America                          $607           $340           $440
      Latin America                            71              9             71
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian(1)                             105             47            117
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                 84             39             88
      Industrial Services and
       Other                                   28             36             34
      -----------------------                 ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                         $895           $471           $750
    ================                         ====           ====           ====

    Operating Profit Before
     Tax Margin(2)
      North America                            22%            17%            19%
      Latin America                            13%             2%            13%
      Europe/Africa/Russia
       Caspian(1)                              12%             6%            15%
      Middle East/Asia
       Pacific                                 12%             6%            13%
      Industrial Services and
       Other                                    8%            13%            10%
      -----------------------                 ---            ---            ---
    Total Operations                           17%            12%            16%
    ================                          ===            ===            ===


    (1) Excludes expenses of $70 million associated with increasing the
     allowance for doubtful accounts and reserves for inventory and certain
     other assets in the second quarter 2011 as a result of civil unrest in
     Libya.
    (2) 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 operating profit before tax divided by revenue. Management
     uses each of these measures 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 and that this
     measurement may be used by investors to make informed investment
     decisions.

Operational Highlights

North America

We completed a 49-stage annular fracture treatment in the Barnett Shale using our next-generation OptiPort(TM) coiled-tubing frac sleeve technology with our SureSet(TM) bottomhole assembly to isolate each stage during each interval. The entire treatment was completed in 10 days, about one-third of the time normally required. This was the first run for OptiPort in US Land, and marks an important milestone in our hydraulic fracturing program as it significantly reduced operational time, hydraulic horsepower and the personnel required on location.

We continue deployment of the InTallic(TM) disintegrating Frac Balls and AutoTrak Curve(TM) system, with encouraging customer acceptance of the technologies.

In the Gulf of Mexico, the Baker Hughes Blue Tarpon deep water stimulation vessel completed its first fracturing job for a major integrated oil company with favorable results.

Latin America

In the quarter, we won a drilling optimization project in Brazil for four wells in a pre-salt field, further establishing our leadership position in the Brazil deep water market.

Also in Brazil, we opened our tenth major research and technology center, located in Rio de Janeiro, to commercialize technologies and solutions that will unlock the full potential of deep water and pre-salt reservoirs. The center represents the next phase in the expansion of our global technology network and will enable a new level of collaboration with our customers and Latin America universities.

In Mexico, we see positive activity with the award of a two-year offshore directional drilling and drill-bit services contract in the Veracruz district; and a three-and-a-half year offshore directional drilling and drill-bit services contract in the Southwestern Marine region.

Middle East/Asia Pacific

In the Middle East, we secured a three-year contract with Al Khafji Joint Operations for a substantial portion of the drilling and workover services. Bundled and third-party services will include: directional and horizontal drilling; wireline logging and perforating; surface logging and coring; mud engineering and chemicals supply; and cementing, simulation and coiled tubing services.

In Iraq, we won an integrated drilling and completions package from Lukoil covering 23 wells in the West Qurna phase two field. We will provide engineering and project management for the turnkey drilling and completions scope of the project. Furthermore, we will supply drilling services, formation evaluation, casing and tubing running services, completion tools and services, wellbore intervention services, and wireline logging as well as perforation operations. Baker Hughes also will contract all third-party services, equipment, personnel, tools and materials required for the project, including the provision of up to five drilling rigs and three workover rigs. Work will commence in the first quarter of 2012.

In Asia Pacific, we completed the first commercial installation of GeoFORM(TM), our next-generation conformable sand management system, with a “Select-a-Flow” screen. Traditional gravel packing is challenging in the region because it is so remote. GeoFORM provided an effective solution to the customer and future installations are planned.

In Malaysia, we secured a major HPHT drilling fluids and fluids environmental services project that will run for four years, commencing in the fourth quarter of 2011. These wells pose considerable technical challenges with bottom hole static temperature in excess of 400 F (204 C) and pressures above 10,000 psi (689 bar).

In India, we secured a sizable award to provide a full ESP solution to design, supply, install, commission and monitor performance for five years in 81 wells, which we believe is one of the largest offshore ESP contracts in India.

Europe/Africa/Russia Caspian

In the Netherlands, we drilled a multi-lateral well for a National Oil Company, utilizing drilling services, drill bits, sand control screens and intelligent production systems, resulting in a high-quality wellbore which has been proposed to showcase in a joint technical paper with the customer.

In Africa, we were awarded a three-year directional drilling contract in Algeria, to provide services on more than 70 wells. Operations will commence on two rigs, with the potential to add a third rig mid-2012.

Supplemental Financial Information

Supplemental financial information for the first quarter 2008 through the third quarter 2011 can be found on our website at www.bakerhughes.com/investor in the Financial Information section.

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 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (each a “forward-looking statement”). The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “ensure,” “expect,” “if,” “intend,” “estimate,” “project,” “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/A for the year ended December 31, 2010 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 http://www.bakerhughes.com/investor or through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://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; the integration of BJ Services; 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:

Baker Hughes-BJ Services acquisition – the inability to achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition, including financial and operating results; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be realized or take longer to realize than expected; the ability to successfully integrate the businesses; and with respect to the historical financial information for BJ Services disclosed or utilized in this news release: the estimates, and quarterly results have not been audited and actual results may differ materially, no assurance can be given that these results were realized or can be considered predictive of actual or future results, and that we do not intend to update or otherwise revise these estimates.

Economic 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; and foreign currency exchange fluctuations and changes in the capital markets in locations where we operate.

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; the impact of recovery from the now lifted US Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium; the timing for new drilling permits both on the shelf and in the deepwater; and changes in the regulation of drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico or other areas as well as higher operating costs; 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 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.

Price, market share, contract terms, and customer payments – our ability to obtain market prices for our products and services; the effect of the level and sources of our profitability on our tax rate; 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 and availability of sufficient raw materials and components (especially steel alloys, chromium, copper, carbide, lead, nickel, titanium, beryllium, barite, synthetic and natural diamonds, sand, 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; the accuracy of our estimates regarding our capital spending requirements; 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 US 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; restrictions on hydraulic fracturing; any restrictions on new or ongoing offshore drilling; permit and operational delays or program reductions as a result of the new regulations and recovery from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico; 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 provides reservoir development services, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

Investor Contact:
Adam B. Anderson, +1.713.439.8039, adam.anderson@bakerhughes.com
Media Contact:
Teresa Wong, +1.713.439.8110, teresa.wong@bakerhughes.com

SOURCE Baker Hughes Incorporated


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