Baker Hughes profit slides on weak N American drilling

April 19 Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:06am EDT

April 19 (Reuters) - Baker Hughes Inc, the world's third-largest oilfield services provider, reported a 30 percent fall in profit, hurt by weak drilling in North America, its biggest market.

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Baker Hughes fell to $267 million, or 60 cents per share, from $379 million, or 86 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue fell 2 percent to $5.23 billion.