Halliburton: Profitability Analysis
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Looking at profitability is a very important step in understanding a company. Profitability is essentially why the company exists and a key component in deciding whether to invest or to remain invested in a company. There are many metrics involved in calculating profitability, but for this article, I will look at Halliburton Company's (HAL) earnings and earnings growth, profit margins, profitability ratios and cash flow.
Through the above-mentioned metrics, we will get an idea about the company's profitability over the past 5 years and a look at what to expect in the future.
By comparing this summary to other companies such as Schlumberger NV (SLB) and Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI), which are in the same sector, you will be able see which has been the most profitable. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE