SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 20, 2012
SCHLUMBERGER N.V. (SCHLUMBERGER LIMITED)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
42, rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, France 75007
5599 San Felipe, 17th Floor, Houston, Texas 77056
Parkstraat 83, The Hague, The Netherlands 2514 JG
(Addresses of principal executive offices and zip or postal codes)
Registrants telephone number in the United States, including area code: (713) 375-3400
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
The Second-Quarter 2012 Results Press Release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and the Second-Quarter 2012 Results Supplemental Information furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto, both of which are incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02, were posted on the Schlumberger internet website (www.slb.com/ir) on July 20, 2012. In accordance with General Instructions B.2. of Form 8-K, the information will not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor will it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
In addition to financial results determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) that are included in the attached Second-Quarter 2012 Results Press Release, the attached document also includes the following non-GAAP financial measures (as defined under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934):
|||Net Debt: Net Debt represents gross debt less cash, short-term investments and fixed income investments, held to maturity. Management believes that Net Debt provides useful information regarding the level of Schlumbergers indebtedness by reflecting cash and investments that could be used to repay debt.|
|||Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits; diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits; pretax return on sales from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits; after-tax return on sales from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits; and effective tax rate, excluding charges and credits: Management believes that the exclusion of charges and credits from the foregoing financial measures enables it to evaluate more effectively Schlumbergers operations period over period and to identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked by the excluded items.|
Second-Quarter 2012 income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger in accordance with GAAP was $1.38 billion, representing diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations of $1.03 versus $0.95 in the previous quarter, and $0.81 in the second quarter of 2011. Second-Quarter 2012 income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.40 billion, representing diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, of $1.05 versus $0.96 in the previous quarter, and $0.86 in the second quarter of 2011.
The foregoing non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, total debt, cash flows or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP as more fully discussed in Schlumbergers financial statements and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On July 20, 2012, Schlumberger issued a press release, a copy of which is furnished with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference. In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information will not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, nor will it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Also, see Item 2.02, Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The exhibits listed below are furnished pursuant to Item 9.01 of this Form 8-K.
|99.1||Second-Quarter 2012 Results Press Release.|
|99.2||Second-Quarter 2012 Results Supplemental Information.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|/s/ Howard Guild|
|Chief Accounting Officer|
Date: July 20, 2012