Investors often overlook SEC filings, and it is the job of the 10Q Detective to dig through businesses’ 8-K and 10-Q SEC filings, looking for financial statement ‘soft spots,'(depreciation policies, warranty reserves, and restructuring charges, etc.)that may materially impact Quality of Earnings.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
U.S. Drill Plan Impacts Transocean's Drilling Worldwide
Transocean’s (RIG - $52.00) ‘at-risk’ contract backlog from U.S. offshore Gulf operations was a nominal 6.4 percent, or $1.8 billion out of total company backlog of $27.9 billion as of June 1. However, should the Obama administration gain the upper hand in reinstating its deepwater drilling ban in offshore U.S. waters, profit-performance could be impacted on a global scale.