Halliburton posts first-quarter profit
April 21 (Reuters) - Oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a profit for the first quarter, compared with a loss a year earlier when it booked a pre-tax charge of $1 billion related to the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Net income attributable to company was $622 million, or 73 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $18 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier.
Revenue at the world's second-largest oilfield services company rose about 5 percent to $7.35 billion.
(Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
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