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PACD makes Houston Chronicle 100’s top companies


HOUSTON, Texas — Pacific Drilling made its second showing in the Houston Chronicle 100 special report on June 21, moving up 56 points over last year to No. 39 in overall 2014 rankings.

Pacific Drilling is among 100 top companies selected for the annual list of top publicly traded companies based in the Houston area. The list was calculated by S&P Capital IQ based on four financial metrics – 2014 revenue; earnings per share growth; revenue growth; and total return.

The company ranked in the top 100 in four out of five categories and placed in the Top 10, Top 20 and Top 50 in three of those. The following highlights can be found in the rankings pages, here.

  • Pacific Drilling took No. 39 in the 2014 overall ranking of Houston’s leading public companies.
  • Based on earnings per share growth, the company ranked No. 7.
  • The company placed No. 13 in the revenue growth criteria.
  • Among the companies ranked by 2014 revenues, the company placed No. 79.

CFO Paul Reese said, “While we are very proud of this achievement, which is in line with our expectations for 2014, the current challenging market requires that we continue to focus our efforts on execution – as in safety, uptime, efficiency and cost control. We want to celebrate this achievement again next year.”

Pacific Drilling’s four Houston Chronicle 100 mentions can be found in the paper’s charts, here.

About Pacific Drilling
With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company that is committed to becoming the industry’s preferred high-specification, floating-rig drilling contractor. Pacific Drilling’s fleet of eight high-specification drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. For more information about Pacific Drilling, including our current Fleet Status, please visit our website at

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