Finance - Buybacks
At closing, Halliburton will determine the lowest price enabling the purchase of up to $3.3 billion in the aggregate of its common stock.
Halliburton also increased share repurchase authorization from US $4.3 billion to US $5 billion.
Second-quarter net income climbed 49% to $2.1 billion, or $1.57 a share, from $1.4 billion, or $1.05, a year earlier.
The bid will be funded from operations and available financing under Manitok’s credit facility.
The program will optimize its capital structure and secure obligations under its incentive plans.
An earlier US $250 million accelerated share repurchase transaction, announced Dec. 10, 2012, has been completed.
Proceeds will be used to purchase notes and pay the related consent payments, fees, and expenses.
Net proceeds will be used to fund the repurchase of its 2017 senior notes and repay a portion of the outstanding balance under its credit facility.
Following the divestiture of the company’s West Texas properties, the board of directors initiated a quarterly dividend program and approved a share repurchase plan.
If all outstanding notes are surrendered for repurchase, the aggregate cash repurchase price will be US $68.3 million.
The repurchases will be made from time-to-time on the open market at prevailing market prices.