Key Energy Services Generated First Quarter 2012 Earnings from Continuing Operations of $0.23 per Diluted Share

HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG) generated first quarter 2012 income from continuing operations of $34.1 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to fourth quarter 2011 income from continuing operations of $44.5 million, or $0.30 per share, excluding after tax costs of $2.7 million, or $0.02 per share, related to the Company's previously disclosed general and administrative restructuring initiative.

During the first quarter of 2012, Key announced its intention to sell its Argentine operations. As a result, this business has been classified as discontinued operations for the first quarter of 2012, and prior comparable periods have been recast to reflect this change. The carrying value of the Argentine business included $41.5 million of net assets and $52.4 million of accumulated foreign currency translation losses, which are included within Key's consolidated stockholder's equity. For the first quarter 2012, our Argentine business had a net loss from discontinued operations of $30.9 million, or $0.21 per share, on revenue of $25.6 million. Included in the loss for the quarter is a non-cash impairment charge of $26.9 million after tax, or $0.18 per share, to adjust the carrying value of this business to its current estimated fair value.

For the fourth quarter 2011, our Argentine business had revenue from discontinued operations of $27.5 million and a net after-tax loss of $2.5 million, or $0.02 per share. Fourth quarter results reported herein reflect the specific allocation of income tax attributes between income from continuing operations and losses generated in Argentina during 2011, which are reflected in discontinued operations. In our fourth quarter 2011 earnings announcement on February 16, 2012, Key disclosed an after-tax loss from Argentina operations of $5.4 million, or a loss of $0.04 per share, based on Key's consolidated 2011 tax rate.

First quarter 2012 consolidated net income was $3.2 million, or $0.02 per share, which includes the aforementioned losses from discontinued operations, compared to fourth quarter 2011 consolidated net income of $39.3 million, or $0.26 per share.

Revenue for the first quarter 2012 was $486.8 million, up 1.1% compared to fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $481.7 million.

The following table sets forth summary data from continuing operations for the first quarter 2012 and prior comparable quarterly periods.


 Three Months Ended (unaudited) 


 March 31,

2012 


 December 31,

2011 


 March 31,

2011 


 (in millions, except per share amounts) 







Revenues

$      486.8


$      481.7


$       364.4

Income (loss) attributable to Key

$        34.1


$        41.8


$       (16.2)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Key

$        0.23


$        0.28


$       (0.12)

Adjusted EBITDA

$      115.4


$      130.5


$         69.6

U.S. Segment

First quarter 2012 U.S. revenue was $425.0 million, up 1.0% compared to $420.9 million in the fourth quarter 2011. Operating income was $91.5 million, or 21.5% of revenue, in the first quarter compared to $106.6 million, or 25.3% of revenue, in the prior quarter. 

In addition to the anticipated impact of relocating equipment and personnel into high demand oil markets from declining gas markets, first quarter results were impacted by crew turnover and labor shortages which reduced asset utilization in our Coiled Tubing Services business, formerly Intervention Services, resulting in a sequential 13% revenue decline for that business. Each of Key's other business lines experienced increases in revenue from the prior quarter, notably Rig Services revenue which increased approximately 5% sequentially.

Although first quarter operating income margins were negatively affected by planned asset relocations, the majority of the sequential margin decline is attributed to low coiled tubing asset utilization.

International Segment

First quarter 2012 International revenue was $61.8 million, up 1.6% compared to fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $60.8 million. International operating income was $10.4 million, or 16.8% of revenue, compared to fourth quarter 2011 operating income of $14.5 million, or 23.8% of revenue. The decline in operating income margin was primarily attributable to costs associated with activity increases in Mexico, and, to a lesser extent, mobilization costs related to new operations in Oman.

General and Administrative Expenses 

Total general and administrative expenses were $60.9 million, or 12.5% of revenue, compared to fourth quarter 2011 general and administrative expenses of $59.3 million, or 12.3% of revenue, excluding $4.1 million of previously disclosed restructuring costs. 

Capital Expenditures and Liquidity

Key's consolidated cash balance at March 31, 2012 was $31.9 million compared to $35.4 million at the end of 2011. Capital expenditures were $169.4 million during the first quarter 2012. Total debt at March 31, 2012 was $865.1 million compared to year-end 2011 total debt of $775.7 million. At the end of the quarter, there was $239.0 million utilized under the Company's $550 million senior secured credit facility. Net debt to total capitalization at the end of the first quarter 2012 was 39.9%.

During the first quarter, Key issued $200 million of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021. The notes were issued as additional securities under an indenture pursuant to which Key issued $475 million of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021 in March 2011. Proceeds from the additional Senior Notes were used to repay borrowings under the Company's credit facility.

Overview and Outlook

Commenting on the results, Key's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dick Alario, stated, "Customer demand remains strong both in the U.S. and internationally. Our U.S. businesses, excluding Coiled Tubing Services, generated just over 3% revenue growth sequentially, as we continue to deploy assets and personnel into high growth regions. Our financial results from Coiled Tubing Services were unsatisfactory in light of strong customer demand. We have made necessary management and operational changes, and we have begun to see improvement.

"International revenue grew modestly and margins were impacted by costs associated with doubling the size of our operations in Mexico. Our assets are now fully deployed. Also during the quarter, we began mobilizing assets into Oman and should begin generating revenue there in the third quarter."

Alario continued, "As a result of slower first half growth in our coiled tubing business and a more pronounced activity reduction in U.S. gas markets, we now expect 2012 consolidated revenue to be up approximately 30% from 2011 compared to our previous expectations of a 35% increase. We expect U.S. revenue growth to be near the lower end of the 25% to 30% range we previously announced, and we expect international revenue growth near the lower end of its expected range of 75% to 100%. We will provide additional perspectives regarding our outlook for 2012 on our investor conference call."

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, Key management will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2012 financial results on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. To access the call in the U.S. and Canada dial 888-794-4637. International callers should dial 660-422-4879. All callers should ask for the "Key Energy Services Conference Call" or provide the access code 63682641. The conference call will also be available live via the internet. To access the webcast, go to www.keyenergy.com and select "Investor Relations."  

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available on Friday, April 27, 2012, beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call and will remain available for one week.  To access the replay, call 855-859-2056 or 800-585-8367. The access code for the replay is 63682641. The replay will also be accessible at www.keyenergy.com under "Investor Relations" for a period of at least 90 days.

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited):








 Three Months Ended 




 March 31, 


 December 31, 


 March 31, 




2012


2011


2011









REVENUES


$ 486,751


$  481,717


$ 364,364









COSTS AND EXPENSES:








Direct operating expenses


311,497


290,136


247,980


Depreciation and amortization expense


51,189


46,898


39,182


General and administrative expenses


60,918


63,438


49,649

Operating income


63,147


81,245


27,553


Loss on early extinguishment of debt


-


-


46,451


Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized


11,882


10,846


9,892


Other (income) expense, net


(1,029)


955


(2,814)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before tax


52,294


69,444


(25,976)


Income tax (expense) benefit


(18,813)


(27,411)


9,187

Income (loss) from continuing operations


33,481


42,033


(16,789)


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax


(30,905)


(2,464)


(1,923)

Net income (loss)


2,576


39,569


(18,712)


(Loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(614)


221


(577)

INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO KEY


$     3,190


$    39,348


$  (18,135)









Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Key:








Basic and diluted


$      0.02


$       0.26


$     (0.13)









Weighted average shares outstanding:








Basic


151,132


150,738


142,206


Diluted


151,506


150,804


142,206

















Income (loss) from continuing operations 








attributable to Key:








Income (loss) from continuing operations


$   33,481


$    42,033


$  (16,789)


(Loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(614)


221


(577)


Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Key


$   34,095


$    41,812


$  (16,212)









Earnings (loss) per share from continuing 








operations attributable to Key:








Basic and diluted  


$      0.23


$       0.28


$     (0.12)

















Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax:


$  (30,905)


$     (2,464)


$    (1,923)









Loss per share from discontinued operations:








Basic and diluted


$     (0.21)


$      (0.02)


$     (0.01)



















 


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, unaudited):








March 31,

2012


December 31,

2011











ASSETS









Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$ 31,935


$ 35,443


Other current assets

543,177


504,777


Current assets held for sale

28,616


60,343

Total current assets

603,728


600,563






Property and equipment, net

1,320,392


1,197,300

Goodwill

624,583


622,773

Other assets, net

145,939


155,601

Non-current assets held for sale

9,488


22,883






TOTAL ASSETS

$2,704,130


$2,599,120






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY









Current liabilities:





Accounts payable

$ 69,156


$ 71,736


Other current liabilities

178,785


175,877


Current liabilities associated with assets held for sale

39,246


41,890

Total current liabilities

287,187


289,503






Long-term debt, less current portion

863,657


773,975

Other non-current liabilities

327,903


321,011






Equity

1,225,383


1,214,631






TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$2,704,130


$2,599,120


Consolidated Cash Flow Data (in thousands, unaudited):




Three Months Ended


March 31,


March 31,


2012


2011





Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$ 75,830


$ (39,914)

Net cash used in investing activities

(163,982)


(102,238)

Net cash provided by financing activities

90,069


100,662

Effect of exchange rates on cash

(5,425)


(1,954)





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(3,508)


(43,444)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

35,443


56,628

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$ 31,935


$ 13,184






U.S. and International Revenue and Operating Income (Loss) (in thousands, except for percentages, unaudited):






 Three Months Ended 



 March 31, 


 December 31, 


 March 31, 



2012


2011


2011








Revenues







U.S. Operations:







Rig Services


$  203,382


$   194,197


$  162,182

Fluid Management Services


97,844


96,886


86,490

Coiled Tubing Services


52,980


60,896


53,970

Fishing & Rental Services


70,767


68,960


27,262

Total U.S. Operations


424,973


420,939


329,904

International Operations


61,778


60,778


34,460

Consolidated Total


$  486,751


$   481,717


$  364,364

























 Three Months Ended 




 March 31, 


 % of Segment 


 December 31, 


 % of Segment 


 March 31, 


 % of Segment 




2012


 Revenue 


2011


 Revenue 


2011


 Revenue 


Operating Income (Loss)














U.S. Operations


$91,458


21.5%


$106,550


25.3%


$58,647


17.8%


International Operations


10,368


16.8%


14,451


23.8%


2,639


7.7%


Functional Support


(38,679)


 n/a 


(39,756)


 n/a 


(33,733)


 n/a 


Consolidated Total


$63,147


13.0%


$81,245


16.9%


$27,553


7.6%


























































Following is a reconciliation of income or loss from continuing operations attributable to Key as presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (non-GAAP measures) as required under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Reconciliations of EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations (in thousands, except for percentages, unaudited):









Three Months Ended



March 31,


December 31,


March 31,



2012


2011


2011

Income (loss) from continuing operations


$ 33,481


$ 42,033


$ (16,789)

Income tax expense (benefit)


18,813


27,411


(9,187)

Loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling
interest, excluding depreciation and
amortization


87


(769)


105

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized


11,882


10,846


9,892

Interest income


(7)


(3)


(20)

Depreciation and amortization


51,189


46,898


39,182








EBITDA


$ 115,445


$ 126,416


$ 23,183








% of revenue


23.7%


26.2%


6.4%








Loss on debt extinguishment


-


-


46,451

G&A restructuring costs


-


4,120


-








Adjusted EBITDA


$ 115,445


$ 130,536


$ 69,634








% of revenue


23.7%


27.1%


19.1%








Revenue


$ 486,751


$ 481,717


$ 364,364








"EBITDA" is defined as income or loss from continuing operations attributable to Key before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

"Adjusted EBITDA" is EBITDA as further adjusted for certain non-recurring or extraordinary items such as asset retirements and impairments, loss on debt extinguishment, certain other gains or losses, and certain non-recurring transaction or other costs.

"EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA" are non-GAAP measures that are used as supplemental financial measures by the Company's management and directors and by external users of the Company's financial statements, such as investors, to assess:

  • The financial performance of the Company's assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;
  • The ability of the Company's assets to generate cash sufficient to pay interest on its indebtedness;
  • The Company's operating performance and return on invested capital as compared to those of other companies in the well services industry, without regard to financing methods and capital structure; and
  • The Company's operating trends underlying the items that tend to be of a non-recurring nature.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and operating income and these measures may vary among other companies. Limitations to using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as analytical tools include:

  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect Key's current or future requirements for capital expenditures or capital commitments;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on Key's debt;
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect income taxes;
  • Although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • Other companies in Key's industry may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than Key does, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure; and
  • EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are each a different calculation from earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization as defined for purposes of the financial covenants in the Company's senior secured credit facility, and therefore should not be relied upon for assessing compliance with covenants.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements as to matters that are not of historic fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Key's current expectations, estimates and projections about Key, its industry, its management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, and include statements regarding estimated capital expenditures, future operational expectations, expected increases in activity, the mobilization of equipment into service, international growth, and anticipated financial performance in 2012. No assurance can be given that such expectations, estimates or projections will prove to have been correct. Whenever possible, these "forward-looking statements" are identified by words such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates" and similar phrases.

Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including, but not limited to:  risks affecting activity levels for Key's services, including the possibility that the future growth opportunities in Key's industry may not materialize and may not result in activity increases; risks that Key's customers may not increase, or may even decrease, their activity levels; risks relating to changes in the demand for or the price of oil and natural gas; risks relating to increases in costs of labor, fuel, equipment and supplies employed and used in Key's businesses; risks relating to compliance with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, as well as actions by governmental and regulatory authorities; risks that Key may be unable to achieve the benefits expected from acquisition transactions, and risks associated with integration of the acquired operations into Key's operations; risks affecting Key's foreign operations, including risks related to growth in Mexico, other risks affecting Key's operations in Russia, risks associated with expanding operations in Colombia, Oman and Bahrain, risks involving the possible sale of its Argentina business and assets, and risks that Key may not be able to achieve its overall international growth and mobilization strategy; risks that Key may not be able to execute its capital expenditure program and/or that any such capital expenditure investments, if made, will not generate adequate returns; and other risks affecting Key's ability to maintain or improve operations, including its ability to maintain prices for services under market pricing pressures, weather risks, and the impact of potential increases in general and administrative expenses.

Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of Key's control, Key's actual results and performance may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Other important risk factors that may affect Key's business, results of operations and financial position are discussed in its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and in other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Unless otherwise required by law, Key also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. However, readers should review carefully reports and documents that Key files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Key Energy Services

Key Energy Services is the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor based on the number of rigs owned. Key provides a complete range of well intervention services and has operations in all major onshore oil and gas producing regions of the continental United States and internationally in Mexico, Colombia, the Middle East and Russia.

Contact:
Gary Russell, Investor Relations
713-651-4434

SOURCE Key Energy Services, Inc.



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