Parker Drilling Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results

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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