Good Quarter but Outstanding Future for SeaDrill

In this edition, Joel South takes a look at SeaDrill's second quarter. The company had a good quarter, with earnings of $554 million and EBITDA of $634 million, moving closer to its target of $4 billion EBITDA by the end of 2015. The outlook is bright as SeaDrill continues to dominate the ultra-deepwater drilling market, commanding some of the highest dayrates and longest contracts in the industry. Watch the following video for more analysis on this company as well as other offshore competitors.

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  • Report this Comment On August 29, 2012, at 8:52 PM, neamakri wrote:

    EBITDA of $634 million --> $4 billion in 3.3 years calculates to 74% per year growth. Really?

    Anyway I look at dividends. This last quarter they lowered their dividend. It is hard to calculate, but they are right at 100% payout from earnings.

    I am excited for Seadrill (Bermuda) but it is just too risky for my portfolio at this time.

    Thanks for the info, please keep us Fools informed.

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