Parker Drilling Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results

Aug 01, 2013, 07:55 ET from Parker Drilling Company

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE-PKD), an international drilling services and rental tools provider, today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, including net income of $10.0 million and $0.08 per diluted share on revenues of $226.0 million.  These results include non-routine expenses associated with the April acquisition of International Tubular Services Limited and certain affiliates (ITS) that reduced net income by $7.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.  Excluding the effects of these expenses, the Company had net income of $17.3 million and $0.14 per diluted share compared with adjusted 2013 first quarter net income of $3.9 million and $0.03 per diluted share on revenues of $167.2 million.  Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-routine expenses, was $71.4 million, compared with $40.7 million for the preceding quarter.

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"The strength of our second quarter results reflects the operational gains we are achieving in many areas of our business," said Gary Rich, president and chief executive officer of Parker Drilling.  "In addition, the acquisition of ITS adds an established international presence to our successful rental tools business and provides further opportunities for profitable growth.

"Revenues and profitability of our U.S. rental tools business increased, compared to the prior quarter.  Higher average pricing offset the impact of soft conditions in the U.S. land drilling market while rentals to the Gulf of Mexico drilling market continued to grow. Our U.S. Gulf of Mexico barge drilling business achieved full utilization of its marketed rig fleet along with an increase in average dayrate. 

"The results of our international drilling operations primarily reflect our success in contracting previously idle rigs and improved operating performance.  In addition, our U.S. drilling business made an important contribution to our results, recording the first full quarter of operation for our two advanced-design, arctic-class drilling rigs operating on the North Slope of Alaska and a recently awarded contract to manage three platforms offshore California. 

"Our results reflect accomplishments in each of our business areas and continued progress toward a more focused and effective business operation," Mr. Rich added.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • In April, Parker Drilling acquired ITS, an international rental tools and well services provider, expanding the reach of Parker Drilling's rental tools business into growing international markets.
  • U.S. rental tools increased its revenues, segment gross margin and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues, compared with 2013 first quarter results, primarily as a result of higher average pricing that offset lower market activity.
  • The U.S. Barge Drilling segment operated at full utilization throughout the quarter and achieved further increases in average dayrate.
  • Parker Drilling's U.S. Drilling segment reported its first full quarter of operating activity for the Company's recently commissioned arctic-class drilling rigs and recently awarded Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract offshore California.
  • Rig fleet utilization for Parker Drilling's International Drilling segment increased as a result of recent success in contracting previously idle rigs, including two in Kazakhstan; two in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; and one in Sakhalin, Russia.

Outlook

"Current market trends and business activity are favorable to continued improvements in our operational and financial performance.  Though this may be tempered by continued competitive conditions in the U.S land drilling market, further costs to redeploy our international rigs to growing regional markets, and the pace at which we integrate and develop the ITS operations, we are encouraged by what has been achieved and the opportunities we foresee," Mr. Rich concluded.

Second Quarter Review

Parker Drilling's revenues for the 2013 second quarter, compared with the 2013 first quarter, increased 35 percent to $226.0 million from $167.2 million, segment gross margin rose 65 percent to $82.5 million from $50.1 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues improved to 36.5 percent from 30.0 percent.  (Segment gross margin excludes depreciation and amortization expense).

  • Rental Tools segment revenues were $82.0 million, segment gross margin was $38.3 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 46.8 percent.  Compared with the 2013 first quarter, revenues increased 44 percent, segment gross margin increased 19 percent, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues declined.  The April acquisition of ITS contributed to most of the increase in revenues and segment gross margin and the decline in segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues. With its diverse international presence and broader product mix, ITS operations produce lower segment gross margins as a percentage of revenues than the U.S. rental tools business.  The U.S. rental tools business achieved an increase in revenues, gross margin and gross margin as a percentage of revenues through better pricing and growth in the expanding Gulf of Mexico drilling market that offset the effects of softness in the U.S. land drilling market.
  • U.S. Barge Drilling segment revenues were $38.3 million, segment gross margin was $20.0 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 52.2 percent.  Compared with the 2013 first quarter, revenues increased 28 percent, segment gross margin increased 61 percent, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues also rose.  Supported by the growing interest in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico inland waters, the operation achieved full utilization of its 11-rig marketed fleet throughout the quarter and increased average dayrates by approximately 9 percent. 
  • U.S. Drilling segment revenues were $17.9 million, segment gross margin was $3.6 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 20.3 percent. The segment recorded its first quarter of full operation for the two arctic-class drilling rigs in Alaska and the O&M contract in California. 
  • International Drilling segment revenues were $83.2 million, segment gross margin was $20.3 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 24.4 percent. Compared with the 2013 first quarter, revenues increased 29 percent, segment gross margin increased and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues rose.  During the 2013 second quarter, international rig fleet utilization rose as a result of successes in contracting previously idle rigs into targeted growth markets. Also during the quarter, a new contract for the Company's Caspian Sea barge, Rig 257, was concluded.  As a result, the segment recognized $6.1 million of revenues for having maintained the rig on standby since late 2012 while the new contract was being negotiated.
  • Technical Services segment revenues were $4.6 million, segment gross margin was $0.1 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 2.8 percent.  Compared with the 2013 first quarter, revenues increased and segment gross margin declined.

An increase in general and administrative expense, to $19.9 million for the 2013 second quarter, from $12.9 million for the prior quarter, was primarily due to non-routine expenses associated with the acquisition and integration of ITS.  In addition, interest income increased to $2.2 million, from $0.1 million, due to interest related to a recent income tax refund.  Capital expenditures were $32.4 million for the 2013 second quarter, and $30.0 million for the 2013 first quarter. 

Conference Call

Parker Drilling has scheduled a conference call for 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, August 1, 2013, to review reported results.  The call will be available by telephone at (480) 629-9643.  The call can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.  A replay of the call can be accessed on the Company's website for 12 months and will be available by telephone from August 1 through August 8 at (303) 590-3030, using the access code 4628895#.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical facts that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, projects, believes, or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about anticipated future financial or operational results; the outlook for rig utilization and dayrates; general industry conditions such as the demand for drilling and the factors affecting demand; competitive advantages such as technological innovation; future operating results of the Company's rigs, rental tools operations and projects under management; capital expenditures; expansion and growth opportunities; acquisitions or joint ventures; asset sales; successful negotiation and execution of contracts; scheduled delivery of drilling rigs for operation; the strengthening of the Company's financial position; increases in market share; outcomes of legal proceedings and investigations; compliance with credit facility and indenture covenants; and similar matters. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Although the Company believes that its expectations stated in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to changes in worldwide economic and business conditions that could adversely affect market conditions, fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices that could reduce the demand for drilling services, changes in laws or government regulations that could adversely affect the cost of doing business, our ability to refinance our debt and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. See "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and other public filings and press releases. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Company Description

Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD) provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools and project management services to the energy industry. Parker Drilling's active rig fleet includes 21 land rigs and one offshore barge rig in international locations, 12 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and two land rigs in Alaska. The Company's rental tools business supplies premium equipment and well services to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and international markets. Parker Drilling also performs contract drilling for customer-owned rigs and provides technical services addressing drilling challenges for E&P customers worldwide. More information about Parker Drilling can be found on the Company's website including operating status reports for the Company's U.S. Rental Tools business and its international and U.S. Gulf of Mexico rig fleets, updated monthly.

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(Dollars in Thousands)

June 30, 2013

December 31, 2012

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$         69,608

$                  87,886

Accounts and Notes Receivable, Net

251,440

168,562

Rig Materials and Supplies

39,229

28,860

Deferred Costs

10,822

1,089

Deferred Income Taxes

16,411

8,742

Assets Held for Sale

8,656

6,800

Other Current Assets

33,540

46,345

    TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

429,706

348,284

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

852,813

789,123

OTHER ASSETS

Deferred Income Taxes

107,771

95,295

Other Assets

46,061

23,031

    TOTAL OTHER ASSETS

153,832

118,326

TOTAL ASSETS

$    1,436,351

$             1,255,733

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Current  Portion of Long-Term Debt

$         10,000

$                  10,000

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

174,205

141,866

    TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

184,205

151,866

LONG-TERM DEBT

589,229

469,205

LONG-TERM DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY

31,306

20,847

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

22,661

23,182

TOTAL CONTROLLING INTEREST IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

606,940

591,404

Noncontrolling interest

2,010

(771)

TOTAL EQUITY

608,950

590,633

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$    1,436,351

$             1,255,733

Current Ratio

2.33

2.29

Total Debt as a  Percent of Capitalization

50%

45%

Book Value Per Common Share

$             5.06

$                      4.97

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Statement Of Operations

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

Three Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

2013

REVENUES:

$      226,001

$      178,925

$              167,155

EXPENSES:

Operating Expenses

143,549

104,526

117,046

Depreciation and Amortization

32,280

27,959

29,512

TOTAL OPERATING GROSS MARGIN

50,172

46,440

20,597

General and Administrative Expense

(19,853)

(7,420)

(12,883)

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

517

1,368

1,148

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME 

30,836

40,388

8,862

OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE):

Interest Expense

(10,741)

(8,925)

(10,006)

Interest Income

2,203

53

59

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-

(1,649)

-

Change in fair value of derivative positions

17

38

37

Other 

(183)

20

116

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE

(8,704)

(10,463)

(9,794)

INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

22,132

29,925

(932)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)

12,045

9,817

(1,504)

NET INCOME

10,087

20,108

572

Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

93

25

(20)

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST

$          9,994

$        20,083

$                     592

EARNINGS  PER SHARE - BASIC 

Net Income

$            0.08

$            0.17

$                    0.00

EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED

Net Income

$            0.08

$            0.17

$                    0.00

NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic 

119,483,780

117,410,212

118,867,678

Diluted

121,860,011

118,526,879

120,072,574

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Statement Of Operations

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

REVENUES:

$      393,156

$      355,494

EXPENSES:

Operating Expenses

260,595

199,458

Depreciation and Amortization

61,792

55,578

322,387

255,036

TOTAL OPERATING GROSS MARGIN

70,769

100,458

General and Administrative Expense

(32,736)

(12,917)

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

1,665

1,860

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME 

39,698

89,401

OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE):

Interest Expense

(20,747)

(16,962)

Interest Income

2,251

79

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-

(1,649)

Change in fair value of derivative positions

54

(11)

Other 

(56)

36

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE

(18,498)

(18,507)

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

21,200

70,894

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

10,541

24,460

NET INCOME

10,659

46,434

Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

73

(41)

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST

$        10,586

$        46,475

EARNINGS  PER SHARE - BASIC 

$            0.09

$            0.40

EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED

$            0.09

$            0.39

NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING 

EARNINGS PER SHARE:

Basic 

119,177,431

117,129,364

Diluted

121,498,223

118,623,037

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Selected Financial Data

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2013

2012

2013

2013

2012

REVENUES:

Rental Tools

$   82,022

$   65,002

$    57,082

$ 139,105

$ 131,286

U.S. Barge Drilling

38,301

33,292

29,865

68,165

61,127

U.S. Drilling

17,910

-

11,635

29,545

-

International Drilling

83,182

76,923

64,650

147,832

155,673

Technical Services

4,586

3,708

3,923

8,509

7,408

  Total Revenues

226,001

178,925

167,155

393,156

355,494

OPERATING EXPENSES:

Rental Tools

43,675

22,552

24,875

68,550

44,182

U.S. Barge Drilling

18,290

18,792

17,441

35,732

35,932

U.S. Drilling

14,270

533

11,309

25,578

999

International Drilling

62,855

58,683

59,854

122,709

110,926

Technical Services

4,459

3,966

3,567

8,026

7,419

  Total Operating Expenses

143,549

104,526

117,046

260,595

199,458

OPERATING GROSS MARGIN:

Rental Tools

38,347

42,450

32,207

70,555

87,104

U.S. Barge Drilling

20,011

14,500

12,424

32,433

25,195

U.S. Drilling

3,640

(533)

326

3,967

(999)

International Drilling

20,327

18,240

4,796

25,123

44,747

Technical Services

127

(258)

356

483

(11)

Depreciation and Amortization 

(32,280)

(27,959)

(29,512)

(61,792)

(55,578)

  Total Operating Gross Margin 

50,172

46,440

20,597

70,769

100,458

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Adjusted EBITDA 

(Dollars in Thousands)

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2013

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

September 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Controlling Interest

$         9,994

$               592

$              (20,098)

$                 10,936

$       20,083

  Adjustments:

Income Tax (Benefit) Expense

12,045

(1,504)

2,724

6,695

9,817

Interest Expense

10,741

10,006

8,409

8,171

8,925

Other Income and Expense

(2,037)

(212)

717

42

1,538

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

(517)

(1,148)

492

(606)

(1,368)

Depreciation and Amortization

32,280

29,512

27,660

29,779

27,959

Adjusted EBITDA

62,506

37,246

19,904

55,017

66,954

Adjustments:

     Non-routine Items

8,865

3,463

15,921

564

42

Adjusted EBITDA after Non-routine Items

$       71,371

$          40,709

$                35,825

$                 55,581

$       66,996

 

 

SOURCE Parker Drilling Company



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