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Summary: Pride International Inc. Jun 05
Standard & Poors, June 2005
The ratings on Pride International Inc. reflect participation in the highly competitive, deeply cyclical, and capital-intensive contract-drilling segment of the oilfield services industry. Furthermore, ratings reflect lagging credit measures, despite debt reduction over the past year. Somewhat offsetting rating concerns is a large, well-diversified fleet of offshore drilling units, a balanced contract revenue portfolio, broad geographic exposure to the world's major offshore petroleum-producing regions, and a strengthening backlog of favorable contracts for its rigs. Houston, Texas-based Pride has about $1.3 billion in long-term debt. Pride's business profile reflects participation in the highly competitive and cyclical contract-drilling industry, which is characterized by periods of strong demand, tight rig supply, and high day rates (which can prompt new rig construction or upgrades),...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Pride International Inc.,Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras,Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
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Pride International Inc.,Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras,Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)