Hercules Offshore, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2015 Results

05 Nov, 2015, 07:00 ET from Hercules Offshore, Inc.

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (OTC Pink: HEROQ) today reported a net loss of $95.4 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, on revenue of $73.8 million for the third quarter 2015, compared to a net loss of $88.6 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, on revenue of $221.9 million for the third quarter 2014. As outlined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures, third quarter 2015 results include adjustments of $8.3 million related to pre-petition financing and restructuring activities which are included in General and Administrative Expenses and $14.3 million related to post-petition reorganization items which are included in Other Expenses. Combined, these items totaled $22.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, during the third quarter 2015. Third quarter 2014 results included a non-cash impairment charge of $82.5 million related to cold stacking four jackups and a $4.7 million net gain on the sale of three jackups for a total net adjustment of $77.8 million, or $0.48 per diluted share.

John T. Rynd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hercules Offshore stated, "We continue to face challenging market conditions in both our drilling and liftboat businesses, but I am proud of the work our team has done in keeping our focus on the things we can control. We have made significant reductions in our cost structure, without compromising safety and the quality of our services, and remain vigilant for additional cost efficiency measures throughout the organization.

"We have also made significant progress on our capital restructuring plan, and are on pace to emerge from Chapter 11 shortly. Moving forward, our restructuring plan will significantly improve our balance sheet by reducing our debt, and adding new liquidity to secure delivery of the Hercules Highlander and fund our operations. Our lenders have been very supportive and are aligned with management to make our company stronger through this process and position us to capitalize on opportunities that this current downcycle could create."

Domestic Offshore

Revenue generated from Domestic Offshore for the third quarter 2015 decreased 78% to $27.5 million from $123.3 million in the third quarter 2014, driven by lower utilization and dayrates on a reduced marketed rig fleet. Operating days during the third quarter 2015 declined to 361 days with utilization of 43.6% on a marketed fleet of 9 rigs, compared to 1,133 days on 18 marketed rigs at 68.4% utilization during the third quarter 2014. Average revenue per rig per day decreased to $76,072 in the third quarter 2015 from $108,844 in the comparable 2014 period. Operating expenses decreased 58% to $27.5 million in the third quarter 2015 from $65.8 million in the third quarter 2014. The operating expense reduction was largely attributable to lower labor and burden, repair and maintenance, catering and insurance costs primarily as a result of a reduction in the number of marketed rigs. In addition, operating expenses during the third quarter 2014 benefited from a gain of $5.2 million related to the sale of two cold stacked assets. Domestic Offshore reported an operating loss of $13.7 million in the third quarter 2015, compared to a loss of $45.2 million in the third quarter 2014, which includes an $82.5 million impairment charge related to cold stacking four jackups as well as the aforementioned asset sale gain.

International Offshore

International Offshore revenue declined to $31.9 million in the third quarter 2015 from $74.2 million in the third quarter 2014. Utilization decreased to 49.6% in the third quarter 2015 from 65.9% in the comparable 2014 period. Revenue and utilization reductions are largely due to idle time on the Hercules Triumph, Hercules Resilience and Hercules 208, partially offset by higher utilization on the Hercules 260 and Hercules 261. Average revenue per rig per day decreased to $87,488 in the third quarter 2015 from $153,025 in the third quarter of 2014, driven largely by idle time on the Hercules Resilience and Hercules Triumph, as well as lower renegotiated dayrates on the three rigs working for Saudi Aramco. Operating expense decreased to $32.4 million in the third quarter 2015, from $61.6 million in the respective 2014 period, which includes a loss of $0.5 million from the sale of the previously mentioned cold-stacked rig. Lower operating expense was driven by successful cost reduction efforts within Middle East operations as well as lower costs incurred on the idle rigs. International Offshore recorded an operating loss of $23.4 million in the third quarter 2015 compared to a loss of $10.1 million in the prior year period, including the aforementioned rig sale loss.

International Liftboats

International Liftboats revenue declined to $14.4 million in the third quarter 2015 from $24.3 million in the prior year period as a result of both lower dayrates and operating days. Average revenue per liftboat per day decreased 16% to $20,496 in the third quarter 2015 from $24,420 in the third quarter 2014, due to idle time on the Bull Ray as well as market pressure on dayrates. Operating days in the third quarter 2015 decreased to 703 from 997 in the respective 2014 period. Additionally, during third quarter 2015, the Company terminated management contracts on five vessels owned by a third party in Nigeria which reduced our available days relative to third quarter 2014. Operating expenses in the third quarter 2015 declined by 31% to $13.1 million, compared to $19.0 million in the third quarter 2014, reflecting lower activity levels and the impact of our cost reduction measures. General and administrative expenses in the third quarter 2015 totaled $9.0 million and include approximately $7.6 million of bad debt expense in our West Africa region. International Liftboats recorded an operating loss of $12.2 million in the third quarter 2015 compared to a loss of $1.4 million in the third quarter 2014.

Reorganization Items

Third quarter results include Reorganization Items totaling $14.3 million related to costs that were incurred after the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on August 13, 2015, which consist of $2.8 million of costs related to financing and restructuring activities and an $11.5 million non-cash charge for the write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs related to the prior issuances of the Company's existing Senior Notes.

Additionally, General and Administrative expenses include costs related to financing and restructuring activities incurred prior to the bankruptcy filing which total $8.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and $18.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Costs incurred associated with our financing and restructuring activities consisted of the following (in thousands):



Three Months Ended

September 30, 2015


Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2015









Reorganization Items:





      Costs related to financing and restructuring activities (post Bankruptcy Petition)


$

2,774


$

2,774

      Non-cash charge related to write-off of unamortized debt issuance costs


11,535


11,535

            Total Reorganization Items


$

14,309


$

14,309






Professional fees related to the Reorganization:





      Costs incurred prior to Bankruptcy Petition (General and Administrative Expense)


$

8,300


$

18,879

      Costs incurred post Bankruptcy Petition (Reorganization Items)


2,774


2,774

            Total Professional fees related to Reorganization


$

11,074


$

21,653

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 net income 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, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, revenue, 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 Revenue, Operating Income, Net Income and Diluted Income per Share.

Conference Call Information

Hercules Offshore will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET) on November 5, 2015, to discuss its third quarter 2015 financial results. To participate in the call, dial +1 (855) 865-4806 (Domestic) or +1 (262) 912-6154 (International) and reference access code 67782149 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 November 5, 2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CT (2:00 p.m. ET), through November 12, 2015. The phone number for the conference call replay is +1 (855) 859-2056 (Domestic) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (International). The access code is 67782149. Additionally, the recorded conference call will be accessible through our website at http://www.herculesoffshore.com for 7 days after the conference call.

About Hercules Offshore, Inc.

Headquartered in Houston, Hercules Offshore, Inc. operates a fleet of 27 jackup rigs, including one rig under construction, and 19 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
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)












September 30,


December 31,





2015


2014





(Unaudited)



ASSETS






Current Assets:







Cash and Cash Equivalents


$

126,375


$

207,937



Accounts Receivable, Net


67,842


166,359



Prepaids


17,242


19,585



Current Deferred Tax Asset


6,520


4,461



Other


4,111


5,955





222,090


404,297









Property and Equipment, Net


1,526,336


1,574,749


Other Assets, Net


9,331


23,361












$

1,757,757


$

2,002,407








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities:







Accounts Payable


$

36,377


$

52,952



Accrued Liabilities


58,494


66,090



Interest Payable


-


32,008



Other Current Liabilities


8,320


13,406





103,191


164,456









Long-term Debt


-


1,210,919


Deferred Income Taxes


6,459


4,147


Other Liabilities


15,963


7,854


Liabilities Subject to Compromise


1,254,845


-


Commitments and Contingencies













Stockholders' Equity


377,299


615,031












$

1,757,757


$

2,002,407

 

 


HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)










 Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,




2015


2014


2015


2014





















Revenue


$

73,804


$

221,884


$

275,672


$

721,581











Costs and Expenses:










Operating Expenses


72,970


146,297


249,560


413,774


Asset Impairment


-


82,507


-


82,507


Depreciation and Amortization


37,529


44,319


112,198


128,072


General and Administrative


31,839


19,659


72,589


60,405




142,338


292,782


434,347


684,758











Operating Income (Loss)


(68,534)


(70,898)


(158,675)


36,823











Other Income (Expense):










Interest Expense


(11,476)


(25,194)


(61,173)


(74,164)


Loss on Extinguishment of Debt


-


-


(1,884)


(19,925)


Reorganization Items


(14,309)


-


(14,309)


-


Other, Net


51


(168)


271


196











Loss Before Income Taxes


(94,268)


(96,260)


(235,770)


(57,070)

Income Tax Benefit (Provision)


(1,083)


7,707


(4,946)


(4,921)

Net Loss


$

(95,351)


$

(88,553)


$

(240,716)


$

(61,991)





















Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted


$

(0.59)


$

(0.55)


$

(1.49)


$

(0.39)





















Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted


161,639


160,794


161,406


160,526

 

 


HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)










Nine Months Ended September 30,




2015


2014







Cash Flows from Operating Activities:






Net  Loss


$

(240,716)


$

(61,991)


Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities:






Depreciation and Amortization


112,198


128,072


Stock-Based Compensation Expense


3,162


7,153


Deferred Income Taxes


(324)


(5,573)


Provision for Doubtful Accounts Receivable


7,665


6,319


(Gain) Loss on Disposal of Assets, Net


2,902


(22,623)


Asset Impairment


-


82,507


Reorganization Item, Debt Issuance Costs Write-off


11,535


-


Other


2,146


4,858


Net Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities


83,210


(52,017)


Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities


(18,222)


86,705







Cash Flows from Investing Activities:






Capital Expenditures


(74,750)


(134,610)


Insurance Proceeds Received


3,543


9,067


Proceeds from Sale of Assets, Net


7,640


35,109


Other


227


1,145


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities


(63,340)


(89,289)







Cash Flows from Financing Activities:






Long-term Debt Borrowings


-


300,000


Redemption of 7.125% Senior Secured Notes


-


(300,000)


Payment of Debt Issuance Costs


-


(3,914)


Other


-


145


Net Cash Used in Financing Activities


-


(3,769)







Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents


(81,562)


(6,353)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period


207,937


198,406

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$

126,375


$

192,053

 

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA

(Dollars in thousands, except per day amounts)

(Unaudited)





Three Months Ended
September 30,


Nine Months Ended
September 30,




2015


2014


2015


2014











Domestic Offshore:










Number of rigs (as of end of period)


18


24


18


24


Revenue


$

27,462


$

123,320


$

120,961


$

406,968


Operating expenses


27,464


65,757


89,871


202,095


Asset impairment


-


82,507


-


82,507


Depreciation and amortization expense


11,207


18,599


34,565


53,948


General and administrative expenses


2,458


1,692


4,978


4,824


Operating income (loss)


$

(13,667)


$

(45,235)


$

(8,453)


$

63,594











International Offshore:










Number of rigs (as of end of period)


9


9


9


9


Revenue


$

31,933


$

74,217


$

101,044


$

226,880


Operating expenses


32,362


61,578


118,040


153,177


Depreciation and amortization expense


21,225


19,586


62,523


55,287


General and administrative expenses


1,792


3,161


5,255


7,157


Operating income (loss)


$

(23,446)


$

(10,108)


$

(84,774)


$

11,259











International Liftboats:










Number of liftboats (as of end of period)


19


24


19


24


Revenue


$

14,409


$

24,347


$

53,667


$

87,733


Operating expenses


13,144


18,962


41,649


58,502


Depreciation and amortization expense


4,462


5,126


13,060


15,868


General and administrative expenses


9,001


1,614


10,690


9,867


Operating income (loss)


$

(12,198)


$

(1,355)


$

(11,732)


$

3,496











Total Company:










Revenue


$

73,804


$

221,884


$

275,672


$

721,581


Operating expenses


72,970


146,297


249,560


413,774


Asset impairment


-


82,507


-


82,507


Depreciation and amortization expense


37,529


44,319


112,198


128,072


General and administrative expenses


31,839


19,659


72,589


60,405


Operating income (loss)


(68,534)


(70,898)


(158,675)


36,823


     Interest expense


(11,476)


(25,194)


(61,173)


(74,164)


     Loss on extinguishment of debt


-


-


(1,884)


(19,925)


     Reorganization Items


(14,309)


-


(14,309)


-


     Other, net


51


(168)


271


196


Loss before income taxes


(94,268)


(96,260)


(235,770)


(57,070)


     Income tax benefit (provision)


(1,083)


7,707


(4,946)


(4,921)


Net loss


$

(95,351)


$

(88,553)


$

(240,716)


$

(61,991)

 

 

HERCULES OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA - (Continued)

(Dollars in thousands, except per day amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended September 30, 2015


Operating Days


Available Days


Utilization (1)


Average
Revenue per
Day (2)


Average
Operating
Expense per
Day (3)











Domestic Offshore

361


828


43.6%


$

76,072


$

33,169

International Offshore

365


736


49.6%


87,488


43,970

International Liftboats

703


1,857


37.9%


20,496


7,078












Three Months Ended September 30, 2014


Operating Days


Available Days


Utilization (1)


Average
Revenue per
Day (2)


Average
Operating
Expense per
Day (3)











Domestic Offshore

1,133


1,656


68.4%


$

108,844


$

39,708

International Offshore

485


736


65.9%


153,025


83,666

International Liftboats

997


2,116


47.1%


24,420


8,961












Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015


Operating Days


Available Days


Utilization (1)


Average
Revenue per
Day (2)


Average
Operating
Expense per
Day (3)











Domestic Offshore

1,333


2,534


52.6%


$

90,743


$

35,466

International Offshore

1,074


2,184


49.2%


94,082


54,048

International Liftboats

2,532


6,020


42.1%


21,195


6,918












Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014


Operating Days


Available Days


Utilization (1)


Average
Revenue per
Day (2)


Average
Operating
Expense per
Day (3)











Domestic Offshore

3,774


4,914


76.8%


$

107,835


$

41,126

International Offshore

1,535


2,139


71.8%


147,805


71,612

International Liftboats

3,473


6,279


55.3%


25,261


9,317







(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

(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

 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 revenue, operating income, income from

continuing operations, net income or diluted earnings per share excluding certain charges or amounts. These adjusted amounts are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, they should not be considered as a substitute for revenue, 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. 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
September 30, 


Nine Months Ended
September 30,












2015


2014


2015


2014


    Operating Income (Loss):









      GAAP Operating Income (Loss)

$

(68,534)


$

(70,898)


$

(158,675)


$

36,823


      Adjustment

8,300

(a)

77,766

(c)

22,443

(d)

59,887

(f)

      Non-GAAP Operating Income (Loss)

$

(60,234)


$

6,868


$

(136,232)


$

96,710











    Other Expense:









      GAAP Other Expense

$

(25,734)


$

(25,362)


$

(77,095)


$

(93,893)


      Adjustment

14,309

(b)

-


16,193

(e)

19,925

(g)

      Non-GAAP Other Expense  

$

(11,425)


$

(25,362)


$

(60,902)


$

(73,968)











   Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes:









      GAAP Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes

$

(1,083)


$

7,707


$

(4,946)


$

(4,921)


      Tax Adjustment

-


-


-


-


      Non-GAAP Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes

$

(1,083)


$

7,707


$

(4,946)


$

(4,921)











   Net Income (Loss):









      GAAP Net Loss

$

(95,351)


$

(88,553)


$

(240,716)


$

(61,991)


      Total Adjustment

22,609


77,766


38,636


79,812


      Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss)

$

(72,742)


$

(10,787)


$

(202,080)


$

17,821











    Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share:









      GAAP Diluted Loss per Share

$

(0.59)


$

(0.55)


$

(1.49)


$

(0.39)


      Adjustment per Share

0.14


0.48


0.24


0.50


      Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share

$

(0.45)


$

(0.07)


$

(1.25)


$

0.11




(a) This amount represents $8.3 million of costs related to financing and restructuring activities.










(b) This amount represents $14.3 million of costs related to post-petition reorganization items, including $2.8 million of professional fees and a non-cash charge of $11.5 million to write off unamortized debt issuance costs related to our debt as those costs are not expected to be included in the allowed claims.










(c) This amount represents a $82.5 million non-cash impairment charge of property and equipment and a $4.7 million net gain on the sale of three cold stacked drilling rigs.










(d) This amount represents $18.9 million of costs related to financing and restructuring activities and a $3.6 million net loss on the sale of assets, including six cold stacked drilling rigs.










(e) This amount represents $14.3 million of costs related to post-petition reorganization items, including $2.8 million of professional fees and a non-cash charge of $11.5 million to write off unamortized debt issuance costs related to our debt as those costs are not expected to be included in the allowed claims. Additionally, this amount includes a charge of $1.9 million related to the termination of the Credit Facility. 










(f) This amount represents a $82.5 million non-cash impairment charge of property and equipment and a $22.6 million net gain on the sale of cold stacked drilling rigs.










(g) This amount represents a charge of $19.9 million related to retirement of our 7.125% senior secured notes and issuance of our 6.75% senior notes.

 

SOURCE Hercules Offshore, Inc.



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