SeaDrill (SDRL) Higher Ahead of Earnings.

Seadrill Higher Ahead of Earnings

Written by Christian Paolinetti   

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 11:03

New York, February 23rd ( – Shares of Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE:SDRL) are trading higher by +0.36% ahead of its quarterly earnings release. Seadrill, the offshore drilling contractor is expected to release its quarterly results on February 24th.

Wall Street Analysts consensus calls for a profit of $0.76 a share on $1.13 billion revenue.

Seadrill estimates have a range of $0.07 a share. The high estimate calls for profit of $0.8 a share and the low estimate is calling for a profit of $0.73 a share, a year ago for the quarter the company reported $0.74 a share.

Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE:SDRL) provides contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in shallow to ultra-deepwater areas in harsh and benign environments utilizing a versatile fleet, which includes drillships, semisubmersible rigs, jackup rigs, and tender rigs.

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SeaDrill (SDRL) is a high dividend stock, but it does not have a strong balance sheet.  Its high current liabilities outweigh its current assets (quick ratio).  I will be looking for improvement in the quick ratio in its 4Q2010 earnings report tonight.  Check back for updates later tonight.

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