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Diamond Offshore (DO) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.DO reported fourth-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of 53 cents per share that comfortably surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 12 cents. The bottom line, however, decreased from the year-earlier earnings of 89 cents per share.

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For full-year 2016, the company registered earnings of $1.43 per share. Full-year earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.03 per share but decreased from the year-earlier earnings of $3.10.

Total revenue in the quarter of $391.9 million decreased from the year-ago figure of $555.6 million but came in above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $357.5 million.

For full-year 2016, total revenue decreased nearly 34% year over year to $1,600.3 million. Total revenue topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,570.0 million.

Operational Performance

In the fourth quarter, revenues from the Contract Drilling segment plunged 27.8% year over year to approximately $384.6 million.

Ultra-Deepwater floaters recorded an average dayrate of $456,000 during the quarter as against $531,000 in the year-earlier quarter. Deepwater floaters realized an average dayrate of $287,000 compared with $337,000 in the year-ago quarter. Mid-water floaters recorded an average dayrate of $478,000 as against $249,000 in the prior-year quarter.

Rig utilization for Ultra-Deepwater floaters decreased to 49% from 70% in the year-ago quarter. Utilization of Deepwater floaters fell to 39% from 42% a year ago. Mid-water category rig utilization was 35% as against 24% in the comparable quarter last year.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Financials

As of Dec 31, 2016, Diamond Offshore had approximately $156.2 million in cash and cash equivalents, while long-term debt totaled $1,980.9 million.

Zacks Rank and Stocks to Consider

Diamond Offshore currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked players in the same space include Denbury Resources Inc. DNR , Holly Energy Partners LP HEP and Noble Midstream Partners L.P. NBLX . All these stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

Denbury Resources posted a positive earnings surprise of 100.00% in the last reported quarter. It had an average earnings surprise of 283.33% in the four trailing quarters.

Holly Energy Partners posted a negative earnings surprise of 23.26% in the preceding quarter. It had an average negative earnings surprise of 0.96% in the four trailing quarters.

Noble Midstream Partners posted a negative earnings surprise of 77.78% in the last reported quarter.

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