Parker Drilling on Tuesday posted a fourth-quarter loss, mainly due to a one-time, $100.3 million goodwill impairment charge related to the value of prior acquisitions.
The oil drilling contractor reported a quarterly loss of $39.5 million, or 35 cents per share, compared with earnings of $34.6 million, or 31 cents per share during the same period last year. Excluding the goodwill impairment charge and other nonrecurring items, Parker Driller reported an adjusted net income of $29.9 million, or 27 cents per share.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated a profit of 15 cents per share, on average. Analyst estimates typically exclude one time items.