Iraq Protests Hurt Baker Hughes Earnings

By John Lee.

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated has warned the markets that it will take a hit of $80 million as a result of the disruption to its operations in Basra.

The company said in a statement:

Following the disruption to its business in Iraq during the fourth quarter, Baker Hughes resumed operations by the end of December. Due to the lost revenue related to this event, expenses associated with personnel movements and security measures, and other nonrecurring items, the pretax and after-tax profit impact from the disruption in Iraq during the fourth quarter is approximately $80 million, or $0.18 per share.

Baker Hughes suspended operations in November and issued force majeure notices to its customers.

(Source: Baker Hugher)

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