2014

Bristow Group Reports Financial Results For Its 2014 Fiscal First Quarter Ended June 30, 2013 -- FIRST QUARTER GAAP NET INCOME OF $26.9 MILLION ($0.74 PER DILUTED SHARE)

-- FIRST QUARTER ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $36.5 MILLION ($1.00 PER DILUTED SHARE), WHICH EXCLUDES THE IMPACT OF SPECIAL ITEMS AND ASSET DISPOSITIONS

-- NEW DIVIDEND POLICY APPROVED BY BOARD WITH A GOAL OF AN ANNUALIZED QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PAYOUT RATIO OF 20-30% OF FORWARD ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

-- COMPANY REAFFIRMS GUIDANCE RANGE FOR FULL FISCAL YEAR 2014 ADJUSTED EPS OF $4.20 - $4.50

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the June 2013 quarter of $26.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to net income of $23.7 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 23% to $36.5 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, for the June 2013 quarter, compared to $29.6 million or $0.81 per diluted share, in the June 2012 quarter.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent ("adjusted EBITDAR"), which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, was $102.5 million for the June 2013 quarter compared to $84.3 million in the same period a year ago, an increase of 22%.  Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $36.4 million for the June 2013 quarter compared to $55.4 million in the June 2012 quarter.

The improvement in adjusted EBITDAR, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share compared to the June 2012 quarter was primarily driven by:

  • Improved pricing and increased activity with new and existing clients in our Europe and West Africa Business Units;
  • Aircraft operating in Canada for our Canadian affiliate, Cougar Helicopters Inc. ("Cougar"), beginning in October 2012; and
  • An improvement in earnings for our Other International Business Unit, driven by increased earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, primarily from Lider in Brazil.

"This was a record first quarter for Bristow, with excellent top-line growth leading to revenue and adjusted earnings per share at levels never before seen in this period.  The results coming out of our core businesses in Europe and West Africa are now being matched by excellent performance from our investments in Brazil and Atlantic Canada," said William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group.

"This financial performance is even more notable given the operational challenges and maintenance expenses associated with the Eurocopter EC225s suspension of operations which impacted our adjusted EBITDAR margins in the quarter.  We look forward to the commercial, operational, and financial benefits of the EC225 return to service and the contribution from the Gap SAR and INPEX contracts during the rest of our fiscal year and new contract wins in East Africa for the future."

FIRST QUARTER FY2014 RESULTS

  • Operating revenue increased 12% to $359.5 million compared to $320.7 million in the same period a year ago.
  • Operating income increased 40% to $56.1 million compared to $40.0 million in the June 2012 quarter.
  • Net income increased by 14% to $26.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to $23.7 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, in the June 2012 quarter.  Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 23% to $36.5 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $29.6 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the June 2012 quarter. 
  • Adjusted EBITDAR, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 22% to $102.5 million compared to $84.3 million in the same period a year ago.
  • Cash as of June 30, 2013 totaled $160.0 million compared to $215.6 million as of March 31, 2013.  Our total liquidity, including cash on hand and availability on our revolving credit facility, was $407.4 million as of June 30, 2013 compared to $415.0 million as of March 31, 2013. 

The 12% increase in operating revenue primarily resulted from:

  • The addition of new contracts with improved pricing and improvements in flight activity in our Europe and West Africa Business Units, and
  • The addition of eight aircraft operating in Canada that contributed $16.1 million ($8.2 million in North America and $7.9 million in Corporate and other).

Our GAAP results for the June 2013 quarter were impacted by the following items that are excluded from our adjusted non-GAAP financial measures for the quarter:

  • A loss on disposal of assets of $1.7 million, which compares to a loss of $5.3 million in the June 2012 quarter, and
  • A charge to interest expense of $12.7 million, resulting from the write-off of unamortized deferred financing fees related to a potential financing in connection with our bid to provide search and rescue ("SAR") services in the U.K.  During the June 2013 quarter, we increased our borrowing capacity on our revolving credit facility from $200 million to $350 million and cancelled this potential financing.  This special item decreased net income by $8.3 million and earnings per share by $0.23 during the June 2013 quarter.

The June 2012 quarter was also impacted by a special item in the form of $2.2 million of severance costs related to the termination of a contract in the Southern North Sea, which decreased operating income by $2.2 million, net income by $1.7 million and earnings per share by $0.05 during that period.

After adjusting for the loss on disposal of assets and for special items in the June 2013 and 2012 quarters, we saw an improvement in the financial measures used by management to assess and measure our financial performance, including a 21.8% improvement in adjusted operating income, an improvement in adjusted operating margin from 14.8% to 16.1%, a 21.6% improvement in adjusted EBITDAR, an improvement in adjusted EBITDAR margin from 26.3% to 28.5%, a 23.2% improvement in adjusted net income and a 23.5% improvement in adjusted diluted earnings per share.

This improvement was driven by strong revenue performance and the increase in earnings from unconsolidated affiliates in the June 2013 quarter, partially offset by the increases in salaries and benefits, maintenance expense, general and administrative expense, and rent expense.

Despite the significant increase in operating revenue across most of our business units, adjusted EBITDAR margin decreased compared to the June 2012 quarter for certain business units due to additional maintenance and labor costs incurred in the June 2013 quarter to support Eurocopter AS332L aircraft returned to service after we ceased operating Eurocopter EC225 aircraft in October 2012. Additionally, as we spoke about in last quarter, we are incurring costs in Europe and Australia in anticipation of new contract start-ups later in fiscal year 2014, including the Gap SAR and INPEX contracts.

A significant portion of the costs related to the AS332L aircraft and contract additions are non-recurring; therefore, we expect adjusted EBITDAR margin to improve in these affected markets over the remainder of our fiscal year 2014.

FIRST QUARTER FY2014 BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS

Europe Business Unit

The assets of our Europe Business Unit have continued to expand over the last twelve months with the addition of large aircraft. These new aircraft, as well as an overall increase in activity with existing clients and under new contracts primarily in the Northern North Sea in the U.K. resulted in $21.4 million of increased revenue and were the primary contributor to the revenue growth.  We increased our fleet in this market by executing operating leases for new large aircraft beginning in late fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013.  While adjusted EBITDAR increased almost 5% year-over-year as a result of the operation of the additional aircraft, maintenance and salary increases (discussed above) resulted in a decrease in adjusted EBITDAR margin to 30.3% in the June 2013 quarter compared to 32.2% in the June 2012 quarter.

West Africa Business Unit

Activity levels continued to be strong in our West Africa Business Unit, leading to a 14.2% increase in operating revenue for the June 2013 quarter compared to the June 2012 quarter.  These strong activity levels also resulted in a 12.1% improvement in adjusted EBITDAR compared with June 2012 quarter.  However, due to the timing of maintenance activities, adjusted EBITDAR margins remained mostly flat in this business unit, at 31.3% for the June 2013 quarter compared to 31.9% for the June 2012 quarter.

North America Business Unit

Our entry into the Atlantic Canada market through our investment in Cougar drove the improvement in revenue, adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin in North America.  Offsetting this improvement was a decline in activity in our U.S. Gulf of Mexico business, primarily related to small aircraft.  Aircraft operating for Cougar in Canada contributed $8.2 million in revenue in the June 2013 quarter.  Driven by this performance, North America's adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin improved to $17.0 million and 29.2%, respectively, in the June 2013 quarter compared to $12.2 million and 23.2%, respectively, in the June 2012 quarter.

Australia Business Unit

Operating revenue for Australia remained flat due to an increase in operating revenue from new contracts and ad hoc work, offset by a decrease in activity due to the end of short-term contracts and impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes.  However, as a result of costs we incurred in the June 2013 quarter in anticipation of contracts that start in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin decreased to $6.8 million and 17.7%, respectively, in the June 2013 quarter from $10.3 million and 27.0%, respectively, in the June 2012 quarter.

Other International Business Unit

Our Other International Business Unit saw an increase in adjusted EBITDAR margin to 67.4% in the June 2013 quarter compared to 36.2% in the same quarter a year ago, primarily resulting from an increase of $11.0 million in earnings from unconsolidated affiliates.  This increase was driven by our investment in Lider, which improved by $8.6 million in the June 2013 quarter due to the addition of new aircraft on contract, cost controls and the impact of foreign currency items compared to the June 2012 quarter. This business unit's growth outlook also includes following global clients into emerging areas, including new contract wins in East Africa for the future.

UPDATE ON EC225 OPERATIONS

Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225 that occurred in 2012. This determination has been reviewed and verified by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The definitive solution to the problem will be a redesign of the gear shaft with earliest possible availability being in the middle of calendar year 2014.  However, in July 2013 the European Aviation Safety Authority (the "EASA") issued an airworthiness directive providing for interim solutions involving minor aircraft modifications and new maintenance/operating procedures for mitigating shaft failure and enhancing early detection.

The Civil Aviation Authorities in the U.K. and Norway have issued safety directives, which superseded and revoked the safety directive of October 2012 and now permits a return to service of the EC225 aircraft over harsh environments conditional upon compliance with the EASA airworthiness directive.  We have commenced the required modifications and are carrying out the required inspections on our EC225 fleet in the U.K., Norway and Australia.

Currently, no client contracts have been cancelled in connection with the suspension in operations of the EC225 aircraft and we believe we have the contractual right to continue to receive monthly standing charges billed to our clients.  In certain instances we have agreed to reduced monthly standing charge billings for the affected aircraft.  We have been able to substantially replace the lost utilization from the EC225 aircraft with other aircraft, mitigating the impact on our results of operations during the June 2013 quarter.

The current situation will continue until the necessary modifications are made to the EC225 fleet and we are confident that the interim modifications will allow us to operate the aircraft safely, which could result in our return to revenue service for the EC225 aircraft in the third quarter of our fiscal year 2014.  Until then, this situation could have a material adverse effect on our future business, financial condition and results of operations.

DIVIDEND

On August 1, 2013, our Board of Directors approved our tenth consecutive quarterly dividend.  This dividend of $0.25 per share will be paid on September 13, 2013 to shareholders of record on August 30, 2013 and is 67% higher than the first dividend paid in June 2011.  Based on shares outstanding as of June 30, 2013, the total quarterly dividend payment will be approximately $9.1 million. Additionally, our board of directors approved a dividend policy with a goal of an annualized quarterly dividend payout ratio of 20-30% of forward adjusted earnings per share, although actual dividend payments are at the discretion of the board and may not meet this ratio.

GUIDANCE

Bristow is reaffirming our adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance for the full fiscal year 2014 of $4.20 to $4.50, reflecting our expectation for continued growth, and improving operational and capital efficiency.

"Our continued improvement in operating and commercial performance has delivered this first quarter's strong net income and cash generation, as seen in the over 20% growth in adjusted EBITDAR over the same period a year ago," said Jonathan E. Baliff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bristow Group. "Combined with the proceeds from the recent sale of our interest in the FB entities in Europe, Bristow has liquidity to fund our Oil & Gas business and civilian SAR growth while providing a balanced return through growing quarterly dividends and potential share repurchases."

As a reminder, our earnings per share guidance does not include gains and losses on asset dispositions as well as special items, because their timing and amounts are more variable and less predictable.  This guidance is based on current foreign currency exchange rates.  In providing this guidance, we have not included the impact of any changes in accounting standards and any impact from significant acquisitions or divestitures.  Changes in events or other circumstances that we do not currently anticipate or predict could result in earnings per share for fiscal year 2014 that are significantly above or below this guidance, including the impact of the suspension of EC225 aircraft and changes in the market and industry.  Factors that could cause such changes are described below under the Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure.

CONFERENCE CALL

Management will conduct a conference call starting at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT) on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 to review financial results for the fiscal year 2014 first quarter ended June 30, 2013.  This release and the most recent investor slide presentation are available in the investor relations area of our web page at www.bristowgroup.com.  The conference call can be accessed as follows:

Via Webcast:

  • Visit Bristow Group's investor relations Web page at www.bristowgroup.com
  • Live: Click on the link for "Bristow Group Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call"
  • Replay: A replay via webcast will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion and will be accessible for approximately 90 days

Via Telephone within the U.S.:

  • Live: Dial toll free 1-877-941-9205
  • Replay: A telephone replay will be available through August 20, 2013 and may be accessed by calling toll free 1-800-406-7325, passcode: 4627637#

Via Telephone outside the U.S.:

  • Live: Dial 1-480-629-9771
  • Replay: A telephone replay will be available through August 20, 2013 and may be accessed by calling 1-303-590-3030, passcode: 4627637#

ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations.  The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad.  For more information, visit the Company's website at www.bristowgroup.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS DISCLOSURE

Statements contained in this news release that state the Company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance, EC225 return to service, capital allocation strategy, operational and capital performance, shareholder return, liquidity and market and industry conditions.  It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.  Risks and uncertainties include without limitation:  fluctuations in the demand for our services; fluctuations in worldwide prices of and demand for natural gas and oil; fluctuations in levels of natural gas and oil exploration and development activities; the impact of competition; actions by customers; the risk of reductions in spending on helicopter services by governmental agencies; changes in tax and other laws and regulations; changes in foreign exchange rates and controls; risks associated with international operations; operating risks inherent in our business, including the possibility of declining safety performance; general economic conditions including the capital and credit markets; our ability to obtain financing; the risk of grounding of segments of our fleet for extended periods of time or indefinitely; our ability to re-deploy our aircraft to regions with greater demand; our ability to acquire additional aircraft and dispose of older aircraft through sales into the aftermarket; the possibility that we do not achieve the anticipated benefit of our fleet investment program; availability of employees; and political instability, war or acts of terrorism in any of the countries where we operate.  Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.  Bristow Group Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, including financial estimates, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended 

 June 30,





2013



2012



Gross revenue:








Operating revenue from non-affiliates  


$

336,248




$

314,849




Operating revenue from affiliates  


23,299




5,805




Reimbursable revenue from non-affiliates  


39,382




41,954




Reimbursable revenue from affiliates  


65









398,994




362,608




Operating expense:








Direct cost  


255,256




222,768




Reimbursable expense  


36,743




40,172




Depreciation and amortization  


22,819




21,372




General and administrative  


40,308




34,977






355,126




319,289












Loss on disposal of assets  


(1,721)




(5,315)




Earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, net of losses  


13,972




1,989




Operating income  


56,119




39,993












Interest income  


119




88




Interest expense  


(20,370)




(8,774)




Other income (expense), net  


(1,366)




(931)




Income before provision for income taxes  


34,502




30,376




Provision for income taxes  


(7,590)




(6,180)




Net income  


26,912




24,196




Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  


(26)




(534)




Net income attributable to Bristow Group  


$

26,886




$

23,662












Earnings per common share:








Basic  


$

0.74




$

0.66




Diluted  


$

0.74




$

0.65












Non-GAAAP measures:








Adjusted operating income  


$

57,840




$

47,470




Adjusted operating margin  


16.1

%



14.8

%



Adjusted EBITDAR  


$

102,473




$

84,273




Adjusted EBITDAR margin  


28.5

%



26.3

%



Adjusted net income  


$

36,504




$

29,618




Adjusted diluted earnings per share  


$

1.00




$

0.81







BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




June 30, 

 2013


March 31,  

 2013


ASSETS






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents  


$

159,992



$

215,623



Accounts receivable from non-affiliates  


260,719



254,520



Accounts receivable from affiliates  


7,937



8,261



Inventories  


157,946



153,969



Assets held for sale  


13,627



8,290



Prepaid expenses and other current assets  


32,266



35,095



Total current assets  


632,487



675,758



Investment in unconsolidated affiliates  


276,997



272,123



Property and equipment at cost:






Land and buildings  


109,125



108,593



Aircraft and equipment  


2,461,555



2,306,054





2,570,680



2,414,647



Less Accumulated depreciation and amortization  


(507,390)



(493,575)





2,063,290



1,921,072



Goodwill  


28,845



28,897



Other assets  


56,868



52,842



Total assets  


$

3,058,487



$

2,950,692









LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' INVESTMENT






Current liabilities:






Accounts payable  


$

73,138



$

69,821



Accrued wages, benefits and related taxes  


47,709



56,084



Income taxes payable  


6,839



11,659



Other accrued taxes  


8,128



7,938



Deferred revenue  


23,916



21,646



Accrued maintenance and repairs  


15,506



15,391



Accrued interest  


6,475



14,249



Other accrued liabilities  


20,251



20,714



Deferred taxes  


3,911





Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt  


6,950



22,323



Total current liabilities  


212,823



239,825



Long-term debt, less current maturities  


882,823



764,946



Accrued pension liabilities  


121,476



126,647



Other liabilities and deferred credits  


53,532



57,196



Deferred taxes  


159,926



151,121









Stockholders' investment:






Common stock  


369



367



Additional paid-in capital  


737,070



731,883



Retained earnings  


1,112,644



1,094,803



Accumulated other comprehensive loss  


(204,242)



(199,683)



Treasury shares  


(26,304)



(26,304)



Total Bristow Group stockholders' investment  


1,619,537



1,601,066



Noncontrolling interests  


8,370



9,891



Total stockholders' investment  


1,627,907



1,610,957



Total liabilities and stockholders' investment  


$

3,058,487



$

2,950,692





BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended 

 June 30,



2013


2012


Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income  


$

26,912



$

24,196



Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization  


22,819



21,372



Deferred income taxes  


11,768



(6,071)



Write-off of deferred financing fees 


12,733





Discount amortization on long-term debt  


921



870



Loss on disposal of assets  


1,721



5,315



Stock-based compensation  


2,869



2,848



Equity in earnings from unconsolidated affiliates (in excess of) less than dividends received  


(4,974)



4,129



Tax benefit related to stock-based compensation  


(2,522)



(404)



Increase (decrease) in cash resulting from changes in:






Accounts receivable  


(6,949)



(10,081)



Inventories  


(4,112)



(1,869)



Prepaid expenses and other assets  


(791)



3,816



Accounts payable  


4,339



960



Accrued liabilities  


(18,782)



11,212



Other liabilities and deferred credits  


(9,539)



(881)



Net cash provided by operating activities  


36,413



55,412



Cash flows from investing activities:






Capital expenditures  


(179,532)



(86,555)



Proceeds from asset dispositions  


1,893



20,227



Investment in unconsolidated affiliate  




(850)



Net cash used in investing activities  


(177,639)



(67,178)



Cash flows from financing activities:






Proceeds from borrowings  


103,357





Debt issuance costs 


(12,733)





Repayment of debt  


(1,733)



(21,800)



Partial prepayment of put/call obligation  


(14)



(17)



Common stock dividends paid  


(9,045)



(7,145)



Issuance of common stock  


3,004



311



Tax benefit related to stock-based compensation  


2,522



404



Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  


85,358



(28,247)



Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  


237



5,713



Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents  


(55,631)



(34,300)



Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  


215,623



261,550



Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  


$

159,992



$

227,250





BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED OPERATING DATA
(In thousands, except flight hours and percentages)
(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended 

 June 30,





2013



2012



Flight hours (excluding Bristow Academy and unconsolidated affiliates):








Europe  


16,294




17,236




West Africa  


11,716




10,754




North America  


15,922




20,169




Australia  


2,794




2,792




Other International  


3,365




4,177




Consolidated  


50,091




55,128












Operating revenue:








Europe  


$

137,159




$

123,235




West Africa  


75,779




66,355




North America  


58,235




52,625




Australia  


38,213




38,171




Other International  


32,893




33,227




Corporate and other  


18,115




7,420




Intra-business unit eliminations  


(847)




(379)




Consolidated  


$

359,547




$

320,654












Operating income (loss):








Europe  


$

20,021




$

21,876




West Africa  


19,253




16,131




North America  


8,123




6,475




Australia  


3,280




6,509




Other International  


18,442




7,387




Corporate and other  


(11,279)




(13,070)




Loss on disposal of assets  


(1,721)




(5,315)




Consolidated  


$

56,119




$

39,993












Operating margin:








Europe  


14.6

%



17.8

%



West Africa  


25.4

%



24.3

%



North America  


13.9

%



12.3

%



Australia  


8.6

%



17.1

%



Other International  


56.1

%



22.2

%



Consolidated  


15.6

%



12.5

%











Adjusted EBITDAR:








Europe  


$

41,492




$

39,664




West Africa  


23,720




21,163




North America  


17,023




12,200




Australia  


6,774




10,325




Other International  


22,185




12,014




Corporate and other  


(8,721)




(11,093)




Consolidated  


$

102,473




$

84,273












Adjusted EBITDAR margin:








Europe  



30.3

%




32.2

%



West Africa  


31.3

%



31.9

%



North America  


29.2

%



23.2

%



Australia  


17.7

%



27.0

%



Other International  


67.4

%



36.2

%



Consolidated  


28.5

%



26.3

%




BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
AIRCRAFT COUNT
As of June 30, 2013
(Unaudited)





Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet






Percentage

of Current
Quarter

Operating

Revenue


Helicopters









Small


Medium


Large


Training


Fixed

Wing



Unconsolidated

Affiliates(3)



Total (1)(2)

Total

Europe  

38

%




10



52








62



64



126


West Africa  

21

%


9



26



6





3




44





44


North America  

16

%


62



24



11








97





97


Australia  

11

%


2



7



15








24





24


Other International  

9

%


3



30



13








46



134



180


Corporate and other  

5

%








80






80





80


Total  

100

%


76



97



97



80



3




353



198



551


Aircraft not currently in fleet:(4)
















On order  





14



44








58





Under option  





26



44








70





_________

(1)

Includes 12 aircraft held for sale and 72 leased aircraft as follows:





Held for Sale Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet





Helicopters









Small


Medium


Large


Training


Fixed

Wing


Total


Europe  



















West Africa  



















North America  


7
















7



Australia  



















Other International  


1




4













5



Corporate and other  



















Total  


8




4













12


















Leased Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet





Helicopters









Small


Medium


Large


Training


Fixed

Wing


Total


Europe  





1




17










18



West Africa  





1













1



North America  


1




12




2










15



Australia  


2







3










5



Other International  



















Corporate and other  











33







33



Total  


3




14




22




33







72





(2)

The average age of our fleet, excluding training aircraft, was 11 years as of June 30, 2013.



(3)   

The 198 aircraft operated by our unconsolidated affiliates do not include those aircraft leased from us.  Includes 57 helicopters (primarily medium) and 32 fixed wing aircraft owned and managed by Lider, our unconsolidated affiliate in Brazil, which is included in our Other International business unit. On July 15, 2013, we sold our interest in the unconsolidated affiliates operating 64 aircraft in Europe.



(4)   

This table does not reflect aircraft which our unconsolidated affiliates may have on order or under option.  On July 11, 2013, we entered into an agreement to order 11 AW189 large aircraft which are reflected in this table.  These aircraft orders have delivery dates in fiscal years 2015 and 2016.



BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
GAAP RECONCILIATIONS


These financial measures have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and have not been audited or reviewed by our independent auditor.  These financial measures are therefore considered non-GAAP financial measures.  A description of the adjustments to and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures is as follows:





Three Months Ended 

 June 30,





2013


2012





(In thousands, except

 per share amounts)



Adjusted operating income  


$

57,840



$

47,470




Loss on disposal of assets  


(1,721)



(5,315)




Special items (i)  




(2,162)




Operating income  


$

56,119



$

39,993











Adjusted EBITDAR  


$

102,473



$

84,273




Loss on disposal of assets  


(1,721)



(5,315)




Special items (i)  




(2,162)




Depreciation and amortization  


(22,819)



(21,372)




Rent expense  


(23,061)



(16,274)




Interest expense  


(20,370)



(8,774)




Provision for income taxes  


(7,590)



(6,180)




Net income  


$

26,912



$

24,196











Adjusted net income  


$

36,504



$

29,618




Loss on disposal of assets (ii)  


(1,342)



(4,234)




Special items (i) (ii)  


(8,276)



(1,722)




Net income attributable to Bristow Group  


$

26,886



$

23,662











Adjusted diluted earnings per share  


$

1.00



$

0.81




Loss on disposal of assets (ii)  


(0.04)



(0.12)




Special items (i) (ii)  


(0.23)



(0.05)




Diluted earnings per share  


0.74



0.65







(i) 

Our GAAP results for the June 2013 quarter were impacted by the following items that are excluded from our adjusted non-GAAP financial measures for the quarter:




A loss on disposal of assets of $1.7 million, which compares to a loss of $5.3 million in the June 2012 quarter, and




A charge to interest expense of $12.7 million, resulting from the write-off of unamortized deferred financing fees related to a potential financing in connection with our bid to provide SAR services in the U.K.  During the June 2013 quarter, we increased our borrowing capacity on our revolving credit facility from $200 million to $350 million and cancelled this potential financing. 




The June 2012 quarter was also impacted by a special item in the form of $2.2 million of severance costs related to the termination of a contract in the Southern North Sea.



(ii) 

These amounts are presented after applying the appropriate tax effect to each item and dividing by the weighted average shares outstanding during the period to calculate the earnings per share impact.

Linda McNeill
Investor Relations
(713) 267-7622

SOURCE Bristow Group Inc.



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