Atwood Oceanics (ATW) reported quarterly earnings results on Monday, Aug-1-2016. The company said it had a profit of $1.53 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.66. Analysts had a consensus of $0.87. The company posted revenue of $227.80 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $228.97 million. The company’s revenue was down -31.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.73 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Atwood Oceanics. Seaport Global Securities Downgraded Atwood Oceanics on Jul 14, 2016 to ” Sell”, Price Target of the shares are set at $9.Atwood Oceanics was Downgraded by Johnson Rice to ” Hold” on Jun 13, 2016. Atwood Oceanics was Upgraded by KLR Group to ” Buy” on May 31, 2016.
Atwood Oceanics opened for trading at $10.42 and hit $10.9 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $10.68, with a gain of 1.42% or 0.15 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 34,17,794 shares. Company has a market cap of $692 M.
In a different news, on Feb 5, 2016, Robert J. Saltiel (CEO) purchased 10,000 shares at $7.31 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jan 12, 2015, Barry Michael Smith (Sr. VP – Technical Services) sold 818 shares at $26.53 per share price. On Jan 12, 2015, Mark W. Smith (VP, CAO & Controller) sold 568 shares at $26.53 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Atwood Oceanics Inc. is a global offshore drilling contractor engaged in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. The Company has a fleet of approximately 13 mobile offshore drilling units located around the world. The Companys fleet includes Ultra-Deepwater Rigs Deepwater Semisubmersibles and Jackups. Its segment Offshore Contract Drilling Services consists of mobile offshore drilling units and related equipment comprising its offshore rig fleet. Its segment conducts offshore contract drilling operations located in the United States Gulf of Mexico the Mediterranean Sea offshore West Africa offshore Southeast Asia and offshore Australia. The Companys projects are Atwood Advantage Atwood Achiever Atwood Admiral and Atwood Archer. The Atwood Advantage Atwood Achiever Atwood Admiral and Atwood Archer are DP-3 dynamically-positioned dual derrick ultra-deepwater drillships rated to operate in water depths approximately up to 12000 feet.