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): October 16, 2014
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
62 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ
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
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The Third-Quarter 2014 Results Press Release and Supplemental Information furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02, was posted on the Schlumberger internet website (www.slb.com/ir) on October 16, 2014. 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 (the Exchange Act), 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 Third-Quarter 2014 Results Press Release and Supplemental Information, the attached document also includes the following non-GAAP financial measures (as defined under Regulation G of the Exchange Act):
|||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: 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.|
|||Free cash flow: Free cash flow represents cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, SPM investments and multiclient seismic data capitalized. Management believes that this is an important measure because it represents funds available to reduce debt and pursue opportunities that enhance shareholder value, such as making acquisitions and returning cash to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends.|
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 16, 2014, Schlumberger issued a press release and Supplemental Information, 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 exhibit listed below is furnished pursuant to Item 9.01 of this Form 8-K.
|99.1||Third-Quarter 2014 Results Press Release and 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.
|By:||/s/ Howard Guild|
|Chief Accounting Officer|
Date: October 16, 2014