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Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSEO) reported fourth quarter diluted EPS of $2.11 on revenue of $903.2 million. Analysts had been expecting EPS of $2.34 on revenue of $912.42 million. For the full year, Diamond reported diluted EPS of $9.43 on revenue of $3.5 billion, missing estimates of EPS of $9.71 and revenue of $3.55 billion.
Dayrates and utilization are either essentially flat or up from a year ago and up sequentially. The company said nothing about 2009 guidance. Diamond opened lower this morning and is down about 3%. It's also dragging Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG) down with it. Transocean is off about 1.5% on no news.
February 5, 2009
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