Oceaneering Announces Record First Quarter Earnings -- First Quarter EPS Increases 22% Over 2013

-- Reaffirms 2014 EPS Guidance Range of $3.90 to $4.10

-- Initiates Second Quarter 2014 EPS Guidance of $0.97 to $1.01

-- Repurchases 500,000 Shares of Common Stock

HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) today reported record first quarter earnings for the period ended March 31, 2014.

On revenue of $840.2 million, Oceaneering generated net income of $91.2 million, or $0.84 per share.  During the corresponding period in 2013, Oceaneering reported revenue of $718.6 million and net income of $74.8 million, or $0.69 per share.


Summary of Results
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,

Dec. 31


2014

2013

2013

Revenue

$840,201

$718,552

$894,798

Gross Margin

189,491

160,375

197,805

Income from Operations

132,862

108,290

136,753

Net Income

$91,225

$74,849

$93,433





Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS)

$0.84

$0.69

$0.86

Year over year, quarterly EPS increased 22% on profit improvements by all oilfield business operations.  Sequentially, quarterly EPS declined, as anticipated, as a result of lower operating income from Subsea Products and Subsea Projects. 

M. Kevin McEvoy, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are off to a good start to the year as our record first quarter EPS was above our guidance.  All of our business segments performed well relative to our forecasts, and we continue to expect to achieve record EPS for a fifth consecutive year.

"Compared to the first quarter of last year, quarterly ROV operating income improved on an increase in days on hire, the expansion of our fleet, and an improvement in operating margin.  Our fleet utilization increased to 86% from 83% a year ago.  During the quarter we put 14 new systems into service and retired 4.  At the end of the quarter, we had 314 vehicles in our ROV fleet, an increase of 20 from March 2013.  For the balance of 2014, we expect to place 16 to 21 more new systems into service.

"Subsea Products operating income was higher due to improved demand for subsea hardware and an increase in umbilical plant throughput.  Our Subsea Products backlog at quarter-end was $894 million, compared to $776 million at the end of March 2013 and $906 million at the end of December 2013.

"Subsea Projects operating income increased on higher deepwater vessel activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola.  Asset Integrity operating income improved on increased service demand in the Middle East and the Caspian Sea area.  Advanced Technologies operating income was lower on reductions in theme park project work and U.S. Navy submarine maintenance and engineering service activity.

"Our outlook for the rest of this year remains positive.  We continue to project record EPS for 2014 in the range of $3.90 to $4.10.  We anticipate sustained global demand growth for our services and products to support deepwater drilling, field development, and inspection, maintenance, and repair activities.  We expect all our oilfield segments to achieve higher income in 2014 compared to 2013.  For the second quarter of 2014, we are forecasting EPS of $0.97 to $1.01.

"Our liquidity and projected cash flow provide us with ample resources to invest in Oceaneering's growth.  At the end of the quarter, our balance sheet reflected $106 million of cash, $90 million of debt, and $2.1 billion of equity.  During the quarter we generated EBITDA of $186 million and for 2014 we anticipate generating at least $850 million of EBITDA. 

"During the quarter we repurchased 500,000 shares of our common stock at a cost of about $35 million.  Today we announced a 23% increase in our regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.27 from $0.22 per share.  These actions underscore our continued confidence in Oceaneering's financial strength and future business prospects. 

"Looking beyond 2014, we believe that the oil and gas industry will increase its investment in deepwater projects.  Deepwater remains one of the best frontiers for adding large hydrocarbon reserves with high production flow rates at relatively low finding and development costs.  With our existing assets and opportunities to add new assets, we are well positioned to supply a wide range of services and products required to support the safe deepwater efforts of our customers."

Statements in this press release that express a belief, expectation, or intention are forward looking.  The forward-looking statements in this press release include the statements concerning Oceaneering's:  expectation of achieving record EPS for 2014; expected number of ROVs to be placed in service in the balance of 2014; statements about backlog, to the extent backlog may be an indicator of future revenue or profitability; positive outlook for the rest of 2014; 2014 EPS guidance range; continued anticipation of global demand growth to support deepwater drilling, field development, and inspection, maintenance, and repair activities; expectation that its oilfield segments will achieve higher income in 2014 compared to 2013; 2014 Q2 forecast EPS; belief that its liquidity and projected cash flow provide ample resources to invest in the company's growth; anticipated minimum 2014 EBITDA; confidence in its financial strength and future business prospects; characterization of its quarterly dividend as "regular"; belief that the oil and gas industry will increase investments in deepwater projects; and belief that deepwater remains one of the best frontiers for adding large hydrocarbon reserves with high production flow rates at relatively low finding and development costs.  These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on current information and expectations of Oceaneering that involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual outcomes could vary materially from those indicated.  For a more complete discussion of these risk factors, please see Oceaneering's latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q  filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

We define EBITDA as net income plus provision for income taxes, interest expense, net, and, depreciation and amortization.  EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  We have included EBITDA disclosures in this press release because EBITDA is widely used by investors for valuation and comparing our financial performance with the performance of other companies in our industry.  Our presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies report.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to and not as an alternative for our reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measure of performance as determined in accordance with GAAP.  For a reconciliation of our EBITDA amounts to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the attached schedule.

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications.  Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries.

For further information, please contact Jack Jurkoshek, Director Investor Relations, Oceaneering International, Inc., 11911 FM 529, Houston, Texas 77041; Telephone 713-329-4670; E‑Mail investorrelations@oceaneering.com.  A live webcast of the company's earnings release conference call, scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, can be accessed at www.oceaneering.com/investor-relations/.















OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES














CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
























Mar 31, 2014


Dec 31, 2013











(in thousands)

ASSETS












Current Assets (including cash and cash equivalents of $106,339 and $91,430)








$

1,456,239



$

1,433,275



Net Property and Equipment








1,245,498



1,189,099



Other Assets








510,876



506,126




TOTAL ASSETS








$

3,212,613



$

3,128,500















LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current Liabilities








$

695,441



$

727,088



Long-term Debt








90,000





Other Long-term Liabilities








336,812



357,972



Shareholders' Equity








2,090,360



2,043,440




TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




$

3,212,613



$

3,128,500
















CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME






















For the Three Months Ended









Mar 31, 2014


Mar 31, 2013


Dec 31, 2013









(in thousands, except per share amounts)















Revenue



$

840,201



$

718,552



$

894,798



Cost of services and products




650,710



558,177



696,993




Gross Margin




189,491



160,375



197,805



Selling, general and administrative expense



56,629



52,085



61,052




Income from Operations




132,862



108,290



136,753



Interest income





79



190



82



Interest expense




(411)



(763)



(27)



Equity earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates



(36)



161



24



Other income (expense), net



294



1,390



(433)




Income before Income Taxes



132,788



109,268



136,399



Provision for income taxes



41,563



34,419



42,966




Net Income




$

91,225



$

74,849



$

93,433















Weighted average diluted shares outstanding



108,724



108,612



108,840


Diluted Earnings per Share



$0.84



$0.69



$0.86















The above Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income should be read in conjunction with the Company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.



SEGMENT INFORMATION










For the Three Months Ended










Mar 31, 2014


Mar 31, 2013


Dec 31, 2013










($ in thousands)













Remotely Operated Vehicles

Revenue






$

255,819



$

229,628



$

254,958




Gross Margin






$

87,190



$

76,154



$

86,504




Operating Income






$

76,740



$

65,835



$

72,209




Operating Income %






30%



29%



28%




Days available






27,851



26,215



27,535




Days utilized






23,869



21,704



23,868




Utilization %






86%



83%



87%


















Subsea Products

Revenue






$

260,010



$

214,005



$

292,100




Gross Margin






$

75,129



$

62,345



$

85,576




Operating Income






$

54,516



$

42,779



$

64,474




Operating Income %






21%



20%



22%




Backlog at end of period






$

894,000



$

776,000



$

906,000


















Subsea Projects

Revenue






$

138,190



$

88,455



$

159,658




Gross Margin






$

24,409



$

14,921



$

31,854




Operating Income






$

20,537



$

11,620



$

27,555




Operating Income %






15%



13%



17%


















Asset Integrity

Revenue






$

124,159



$

114,849



$

123,673




Gross Margin






$

21,866



$

19,039



$

17,194




Operating Income






$

14,085



$

12,339



$

9,892




Operating Income %






11%



11%



8%


















Advanced Technologies

Revenue






$

62,023



$

71,615



$

64,409




Gross Margin






$

7,727



$

13,308



$

5,153




Operating Income






$

2,955



$

8,676



$

(287)




Operating Income %






5%



12%



—%


















Unallocated Expenses














Gross margin expenses






$

(26,830)



$

(25,392)



$

(28,476)




Operating income expenses






$

(35,971)



$

(32,959)



$

(37,090)


















TOTAL

Revenue






$

840,201



$

718,552



$

894,798




Gross Margin






$

189,491



$

160,375



$

197,805




Operating Income






$

132,862



$

108,290



$

136,753




Operating Income %






16%



15%



15%


















SELECTED CASH FLOW INFORMATION



















Capital expenditures, including acquisitions






$

104,038



$

94,177



$

113,156




Depreciation and Amortization






$

53,351



$

49,852



$

51,255
















The above should be read in conjunction with the Company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION










For the Three Months Ended



Mar 31, 2014


Mar 31, 2013


Dec 31, 2013



(in thousands)








Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)














Net Income

$

91,225



$

74,849



$

93,433



Depreciation and Amortization

53,351



49,852



51,255



Subtotal

144,576



124,701



144,688



Interest Income/Expense, Net

332



573



(55)



Provision for Income Taxes

41,563



34,419



42,966



EBITDA

$

186,471



$

159,693



$

187,599






























2014 Estimates





Low


High





(in thousands)




Net Income

$

425,000



$

445,000





Depreciation and Amortization

230,000



240,000





Subtotal

655,000



685,000





Interest Income/Expense, Net







Provision for Income Taxes

195,000



205,000





EBITDA

$

850,000



$

890,000
































 

SOURCE Oceaneering International, Inc.



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