Hercules Offshore Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

Apr 23, 2014, 07:00 ET from Hercules Offshore, Inc.

HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) today reported income from continuing operations of $19.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, on revenue of $256.7 million for the first quarter 2014, compared to income from continuing operations of $40.3 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, on revenue of $186.2 million for the first quarter 2013.  As outlined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures, first quarter 2014 results included an after-tax charge of $15.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, related to early debt retirement and issuance costs, while first quarter 2013 results included a non-cash tax gain of $37.7 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, related to the Seahawk acquisition completed in April 2011.  

John T. Rynd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hercules Offshore stated, "First quarter results reflect a healthy jackup rig market in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and fleet growth in our International Offshore segment.  Domestic drilling activity remains active, with the possibility of an improvement in demand later this year.  Average dayrates in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico continue to rise as various rigs roll into higher paying contracts.  Going forward, we expect stable pricing in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as all new contracts signed during the latest quarter were executed at current dayrates.  Our International Offshore segment benefitted from the contributions of new assets, including the Hercules Triumph and Hercules Resilience.  Our International Liftboats segment was impacted by soft demand in West Africa for the small to mid-size vessel classes and a heavy repair and maintenance schedule.  We have seen some recent improvements in West Africa, but activity levels in this region could remain variable during the rest of the year."

Domestic Offshore

Revenue generated from Domestic Offshore for the first quarter 2014 increased by 18.3% to $143.3 million from $121.1 million in the first quarter 2013, largely driven by higher dayrates.  Average revenue per rig per day increased by approximately 36.2% to $106,596 in the first quarter 2014 from $78,240 in the comparable 2013 period.  Utilization declined to 83.0% from 95.6%, largely a result of the Hercules 150, Hercules 205 and Hercules 264 undergoing scheduled regulatory surveys during the period. Operating expenses increased to $72.8 million in the first quarter 2014 compared to $59.8 million in the first quarter 2013, due in part to higher labor, workers compensation, and sales tax expenses, gains on asset sales in the prior quarter as well as incremental operating costs associated with the Hercules 209, partially offset by the removal of the Hercules 265 from the operating fleet.  Domestic Offshore generated operating income of $51.5 million in the first quarter 2014 compared to operating income of $40.0 million in the first quarter 2013.

International Offshore

International Offshore revenue increased to $80.9 million in the first quarter 2014 from $31.8 million in the first quarter 2013. Revenue growth was primarily driven by the additions of the Hercules Triumph, Hercules Resilience, Hercules 266 and Hercules 267. The rig additions also contributed to a 15.2% increase in average revenue per rig per day to $136,030 for the first quarter 2014 from $118,119 in the first quarter 2013, and 121.2% increase in operating days to 595 days from 269 days over the same periods. Operating expenses for the first quarter 2014 increased to $47.5 million from $31.9 million in the respective 2013 period, primarily due to the incremental operating cost associated with the rig additions, partially offset by lower repair costs on the Hercules 260. International Offshore recorded operating income of $14.6 million in the first quarter 2014 compared to an operating loss of $12.2 million in the prior year period.

International Liftboats

International Liftboats revenue was $32.5 million in the first quarter 2014, compared to $33.3 million in the prior year period. Average revenue per liftboat per day increased by 18.1% to $27,132 in the first quarter 2014 from $22,970 in the first quarter 2013. This was offset by a decline in utilization to 57.9% from 72.1% in the same periods, respectively, primarily due to decreased activity levels in West Africa and a heavy repair and maintenance schedule.  Operating expenses during the first quarter 2014 were $20.4 million, compared to $22.3 million in the first quarter 2013.  First quarter 2013 expenses included a $2.6 million write-down of a cold stacked vessel in West Africa. International Liftboats recorded operating income of $5.6 million in the first quarter 2014 compared to operating income of $5.2 million in the first quarter 2013.

Liquidity and Capitalization

On March 12, 2014, the Company commenced a tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for all of its outstanding $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% senior secured notes due 2017 ("7.125% Senior Secured Notes").  On March 26, 2014, the Company completed the sale of $300.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes with a coupon rate of 6.75% due 2022 ("6.75% Senior Notes") and used a portion of the proceeds to settle approximately $220.1 million aggregate principal amount of the 7.125% Senior Secured Notes for $232.7 million. The Company expects to use the remaining net proceeds from the 6.75% Senior Notes offering, together with cash on hand, to complete the redemption of the remaining $79.9 million aggregate principal amount of the 7.125% Senior Secured Notes on April 29, 2014 for approximately $84.2 million. As such, the Company has classified approximately $79.9 million of its cash on hand as Cash Designated for Debt Retirement on the Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2014.

Discontinued Operations

Due to the classification of our former Domestic Liftboats and Inland segments, which were sold in the third quarter 2013, as discontinued operations, the Company's historical financial information has been recast to reflect the results of operations of these two former segments as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Non-GAAP

Certain non-GAAP performance measures and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the Company have been provided for meaningful comparisons between current results and prior operating periods. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In order to fully assess the financial operating results, management believes that the adjusted income from continuing operations figures included in this release are appropriate measures of the continuing and normal operations of the Company. However, these measures should be considered in addition to, income from continuing operations, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, net income, operating income, cash flows from operations, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the table that follows the financial statements. Please see the attached Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures for a complete description of the adjustments made to Operating Income, Income from Continuing Operations and Diluted Income per Share.

Conference Call Information

Hercules Offshore will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) on April 23, 2014, to discuss its first quarter 2014 financial results. To participate in the call, dial 800-884-5695 (Domestic) or 617-786-2960 (International) and reference access code 29196501 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. The conference call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at http://www.herculesoffshore.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone on April 23, 2014, beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT (3:00 p.m. EDT), through April 30, 2014. The phone number for the conference call replay is 888-286-8010 (Domestic) or 617-801-6888 (International) with access code 32983445. Additionally, the recorded conference call will be accessible through our website at http://www.herculesoffshore.com for 7 days after the conference call.

Additional Information

Headquartered in Houston, Hercules Offshore, Inc. operates a fleet of 38 jackup rigs and 24 liftboats. The Company offers a range of services to oil and gas producers to meet their needs during drilling, well service, platform inspection, maintenance, and decommissioning operations in several key shallow water provinces around the world. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.herculesoffshore.com.

The news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the factors described in Hercules Offshore's most recent periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available free of charge at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov or the Company's website at http://www.herculesoffshore.com. Hercules Offshore cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements.

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

March 31,

December 31,

2014

2013

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current Assets:

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$     197,212

$       198,406

Accounts Receivable, Net

224,199

220,139

Prepaids

10,031

20,395

Current Deferred Tax Asset

10,876

10,876

Other

17,708

17,363

460,026

467,179

Property and Equipment, Net

1,807,343

1,808,526

Cash Designated for Debt Retirement

79,928

-

Other Assets, Net

28,142

25,743

$  2,375,439

$    2,301,448

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Accounts Payable

$       83,031

$         80,018

Accrued Liabilities

70,919

81,500

Interest Payable

32,142

33,067

Insurance Notes Payable

-

9,568

Other Current Liabilities

29,093

35,735

215,185

239,888

Long-term Debt

1,290,664

1,210,676

Deferred Income Taxes

14,788

14,452

Other Liabilities

10,230

12,732

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders' Equity

844,572

823,700

$  2,375,439

$    2,301,448

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2014

2013

Revenue

$ 256,734

$186,195

Costs and Expenses:

Operating Expenses

140,752

113,954

Depreciation and Amortization

40,083

34,938

General and Administrative

18,227

19,116

199,062

168,008

Operating Income

57,672

18,187

Other Income (Expense):

Interest Expense

(22,901)

(17,095)

Loss on Extinguishment of Debt

(15,158)

-

Other, Net

150

196

Income Before Income Taxes

19,763

1,288

Income Tax Benefit

153

39,010

Income from Continuing Operations

19,916

40,298

Loss from Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes

-

(5,136)

Net Income

$  19,916

$  35,162

Earnings (Loss) Per Share:

Basic:

Income from Continuing Operations

$      0.12

$      0.25

Loss from Discontinued Operations

-

(0.03)

Net Income

$      0.12

$      0.22

Diluted:

Income from Continuing Operations

$      0.12

$      0.25

Loss from Discontinued Operations

-

(0.03)

Net Income

$      0.12

$      0.22

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic 

160,070

158,931

Diluted

161,883

161,125

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2014

2013

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net Income

$  19,916

$  35,162

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by

Operating Activities:

Depreciation and Amortization

40,083

40,815

Stock-Based Compensation Expense

2,400

2,737

Deferred Income Taxes

(4,616)

(36,616)

Other

3,089

1,947

Net Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities

(20,227)

4,634

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

40,645

48,679

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Acquisition of Assets

-

(97,000)

Capital Expenditures

(40,665)

(44,973)

Proceeds from Sale of Assets, Net

1,679

2,748

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(38,986)

(139,225)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Long-term Debt Borrowings

300,000

-

Redemption of 7.125% Senior Secured Notes

(220,072)

-

Cash Designated for Debt Retirement

(79,928)

-

Payment of Debt Issuance Costs

(2,961)

-

Other

108

768

Net Cash Provided by (used in) Financing Activities

(2,853)

768

Net  Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

(1,194)

(89,778)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

198,406

259,193

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$197,212

$169,415

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA

(Dollars in thousands, except per day amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2014

2013

Domestic Offshore:

Number of rigs (as of end of period)

28

29

Revenue

$ 143,265

$ 121,115

Operating expenses

72,800

59,751

Depreciation and amortization expense

17,371

19,844

General and administrative expenses

1,548

1,565

Operating income

$   51,546

$   39,955

International Offshore:

Number of rigs (as of end of period)

10

9

Revenue

$   80,938

$   31,774

Operating expenses

47,538

31,911

Depreciation and amortization expense

16,626

10,020

General and administrative expenses

2,132

2,012

Operating income (loss)

$   14,642

$  (12,169)

International Liftboats:

Number of liftboats (as of end of period)

24

25

Revenue

$   32,531

$   33,306

Operating expenses

20,414

22,292

Depreciation and amortization expense

5,126

4,352

General and administrative expenses

1,427

1,510

Operating income

$     5,564

$     5,152

Total Company:

Revenue

$ 256,734

$ 186,195

Operating expenses

140,752

113,954

Depreciation and amortization expense

40,083

34,938

General and administrative expenses

18,227

19,116

Operating income

57,672

18,187

     Interest expense

(22,901)

(17,095)

     Loss on extinguishment of debt

(15,158)

-

     Other, net

150

196

Income before income taxes

19,763

1,288

     Income tax benefit

153

39,010

Income from continuing operations

19,916

40,298

Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes

-

(5,136)

Net income

$   19,916

$   35,162

 

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA - (Continued)

(Dollars in thousands, except per day amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31, 2014

Operating Days

Available Days

Utilization (1)

Average

Revenue per

Day (2)

Average

Operating

Expense per

Day (3)

Domestic Offshore

1,344

1,620

83.0%

$   106,596

$              44,938

International Offshore

595

675

88.1%

136,030

70,427

International Liftboats

1,199

2,070

57.9%

27,132

9,862

Three Months Ended March 31, 2013

Operating Days

Available Days

Utilization (1)

Average

Revenue per

Day (2)

Average

Operating

Expense per

Day (3)

Domestic Offshore

1,548

1,620

95.6%

$     78,240

$              36,883

International Offshore

269

450

59.8%

118,119

70,913

International Liftboats

1,450

2,011

72.1%

22,970

11,085

(1)

Utilization is defined as the total number of days our rigs or liftboats, as applicable, were under contract, known as operating days, in the period as a percentage of the total number of available days in the period.  Days during which our rigs and liftboats were undergoing major refurbishments, upgrades or construction, and days during which our rigs and liftboats are cold stacked, are not counted as available days. Days during which our liftboats are in the shipyard undergoing drydocking or inspection are considered available days for the purposes of calculating utilization. 

(2)

Average revenue per rig or liftboat per day is defined as revenue earned by our rigs or liftboats, as applicable, in the period divided by the total number of operating days for our rigs or liftboats, as applicable, in the period.

(3)

Average operating expense per rig or liftboat per day is defined as operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization, incurred by our rigs or liftboats, as applicable, in the period divided by the total number of available days in the period.  We use available days to calculate average operating expense per rig or liftboat per day rather than operating days, which are used to calculate average revenue per rig or liftboat per day, because we incur operating expenses on our rigs and liftboats even when they are not under contract and earning a dayrate.

 

Hercules Offshore, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 (Unaudited)

 (In thousands, except per share data)

We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP performance measures and ratios may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Non-GAAP financial measures we may present from time to time are operating income, net income or diluted earnings per share excluding certain charges or amounts. These adjusted income amounts are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, they should not be considered as a substitute for operating income, income from continuing operations, net income, earnings per share or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. See the table below for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure in the following table:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2014

2013

    Operating Income:

      GAAP Operating Income

$   57,672

$   18,187

      Adjustment

-

-

      Non-GAAP Operating Income

$   57,672

$   18,187

    Other Expense:

      GAAP Other Expense

$ (37,909)

$ (16,899)

      Adjustment

15,158

(a)

-

      Non-GAAP Other Expense  

$ (22,751)

$ (16,899)

   Benefit for Income Taxes:

      GAAP Benefit for Income Taxes

$        153

$   39,010

      Tax Adjustment

-

(37,729)

(b)

      Non-GAAP Benefit for Income Taxes

$        153

$     1,281

    Income from Continuing Operations:

      GAAP Income from Continuing Operations

$   19,916

$   40,298

      Total Adjustment

15,158

(37,729)

      Non-GAAP Income from Continuing Operations

$   35,074

$     2,569

    Diluted Earnings per Share:

      GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share

$       0.12

$       0.25

      Adjustment per Share

0.10

(0.23)

      Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share

$       0.22

$       0.02

(a)

This amount represents a charge of $15.2 million related to retirement of a portion of our 7.125% senior secured notes and issuance of our 6.75% senior notes.

(b)

This amount represents a tax benefit recognized of $37.7 million related to the change in characterization of the Seahawk acquisition for tax purposes from a purchase of assets to a reorganization.

 

 

SOURCE Hercules Offshore, Inc.



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