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Hunting - Pretax profit up 153%

November 2012

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  • Epic Code:
  • HTG
  • Price:
  • 809p
Hunting's shares appear to be mimicking recent weakness in the US rig count, as c. 70% of its sales are from that region. However, this is a simplistic view, with increasing demand for its complex products, which are used to help clients extract oil & gas locked up in tight formations a few thousand feet down the well, being the main driver. This, alongside a first-time contribution from the transformational Titan acquisition, meant interim results unveiled a sharp 62% rise in revenues to £407m while pretax profit increased 153% to £65.4m. Eps rose 129% to 28.6p. Net debt was £191m.In well construction, which supplies steel locking threads to connect sections of steel pipe as well as other drilling tools, operating profit r ...

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