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Rowan Reports Third Quarter 2012 Operating Results

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HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the three months ended September 30, 2012, Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) generated net income from continuing operations of $26.4 million or $0.21 per share, compared to $31.4 million or $0.25 per share in the third quarter of 2011. 

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Net income from continuing operations during the third quarter of 2012 included $28.1 million of non-recurring or unusual items, or $0.18 per share after tax, including costs associated with early redemption of MARAD debt, repairs to the EXL I due to a tanker collision, equity compensation charges related to a retiring executive, settlement costs related to the Company's frozen manufacturing pension plan and certain corporate redomestication costs, net of gains on asset disposals.  Excluding such items, net income from continuing operations was $48.8 million or $0.39 per share during the third quarter of 2012.

The third quarter results also reflect additional tax expense related to an increase in the Company's full year 2012 estimated tax rate primarily due to adjustments related to the completion of its 2011 U.S. federal tax return and changes to projected foreign and domestic earnings.  The full-year effective tax rate for continuing operations is now projected to be 2%, up from the 6% credit projected at the end of the second quarter, which resulted in increased tax expense in the third quarter of $10.6 million, or $0.09 per share.

Net income totaled $27.6 million or $0.22 per share in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $193.8 million or $1.53 per share in the third quarter of 2011, as the prior year quarter included income from discontinued manufacturing and land drilling operations of $162.4 million or $1.28 per share, including the after-tax gain on the sale of land drilling operations of $155.0 million.

Rowan's revenues were $353.9 million in the third quarter of 2012, up 51% over the prior-year quarter due primarily to incremental activity from fleet additions and higher utilization and day rates for existing rigs between periods.  The Company's operating income was $59.3 million in the third quarter of 2012, up 86% over the prior-year quarter.

Matt Ralls, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "While our operating revenues and earnings for the third quarter were generally in line with analysts' expectations, a number of non-recurring or unusual items negatively impacted our net income.  As we look ahead to coming quarters, we see several positive factors.  We have nine jack-ups in our active fleet with contract expirations in the next three quarters, and we expect all of those rigs to move to contracts at higher day rates.  We also expect our days off rate due to shipyard, transit and inspection time to trend lower in the fourth quarter of this year and in 2013.  Finally, for our three uncontracted remaining ultra-deepwater drillships, we continue to have serious discussions with multiple customers for long term contracts at day rates that are consistent with those recently announced for other high-end drillships."

Rowan will conduct its earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.  Interested parties are invited to listen to the call by telephone or over the Internet.  Individuals who wish to participate on the conference call by telephone can dial (877) 869-3847, or internationally (201) 689-8261.  You should dial-in approximately five to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Alternatively, to access the online simulcast and rebroadcast of the conference call, please visit Rowan's website at www.rowancompanies.com.  You should connect to our website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to register, download and install any necessary software.

Rowan Companies plc is a major provider of international and domestic contract drilling services with a leading position in high-specification jack-up rigs.  The Company's fleet of 31 jack-up rigs is located worldwide, including the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico.  Rowan will enter the ultra-deepwater market with four high-specification drillships expected to be delivered starting in late 2013.  The Company's Class A Ordinary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RDC". For more information on the Company, please visit www.rowancompanies.com.

Statements herein that are not historical facts are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements as to the expectations, beliefs and future expected business, financial performance and prospects of the Company.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to certain risks, assumptions, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include oil and natural gas prices, the level of offshore expenditures by energy companies, variations in energy demand, changes in day rates, cancellation by our customers of drilling contracts or letter agreements or letters of intent for drilling contracts or the exercise of early termination provisions, risks associated with fixed cost drilling operations, cost overruns or delays on shipyard repair or transportation of rigs, maintenance and repair costs, costs or delays for conversion or upgrade projects, operating hazards and equipment failure, risks of collision and damage, casualty losses and limitations on insurance coverage, customer credit and risk of customer bankruptcy,  conditions in the general economy and energy industry, weather conditions and severe weather in the Company's operating areas, increasing complexity and costs of compliance with environmental and other laws and regulations, changes in tax laws and interpretations by taxing authorities, civil unrest and instability, terrorism and hostilities in our areas of operations that may result in loss or seizure of assets, the outcome of disputes and legal proceedings, effects of the change in our corporate structure, and other risks disclosed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

 

ROWAN  COMPANIES  plc

CONDENSED  CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE  SHEETS

Unaudited  (In  Millions)


































SEPTEMBER  30,


DECEMBER 31,







2012


2011










                                             ASSETS













Cash and cash equivalents




$           328.3


$           438.9

Accounts receivable




403.5


283.6

Other current assets




107.8


71.6

Assets of discontinued operations



26.9


27.6

     Total current assets




866.5


821.7

Property, plant and equipment - net


6,021.9


5,678.7

Other assets





100.4


97.4

     TOTAL





$       6,988.8


$       6,597.8



















               LIABILITIES  AND  STOCKHOLDERS'  EQUITY











Current maturities of long-term debt


$                    -


$             45.0

Accounts payable




90.1


111.1

Other current liabilities




138.3


167.3

Liabilities of discontinued operations


21.3


25.0

     Total current liabilities




249.7


348.4

Long-term debt





1,393.1


1,089.3

Other liabilities





867.7


834.1

Stockholders' equity




4,478.3


4,326.0

     TOTAL





$       6,988.8


$       6,597.8

 

 

 

ROWAN  COMPANIES  plc

CONDENSED  CONSOLIDATED  STATEMENTS  OF  OPERATIONS

Unaudited  (In  Millions  Except  Per  Share  Amounts)














THREE  MONTHS


NINE MONTHS



ENDED  SEPTEMBER  30


ENDED  SEPTEMBER  30






2012


2011


2012


2011








REVENUES


$  353.9


$  234.7


$  1,038.4


$  664.2


COSTS  AND  EXPENSES:










Operations


188.2


129.8


558.4


345.6


Depreciation and amortization


63.0


50.3


183.3


129.3


Selling, general and administrative


25.8


22.6


73.9


65.2


Gain on disposals of property and equipment


(0.6)


-


(2.6)


(1.4)


Material charges and other expenses


18.2


-


30.9


6.1



Total


294.6


202.7


843.9


544.8

INCOME  FROM  OPERATIONS


59.3


32.0


194.5


119.4

Net interest and other income


(24.4)


(4.4)


(58.9)


(17.8)

INCOME  FROM  CONTINUING  OPERATIONS  BEFORE  INCOME  TAXES

34.9


27.6


135.6


101.6

Provision (credit) for income taxes

8.5


(3.8)


2.9


(1.0)

NET  INCOME  FROM  CONTINUING  OPERATIONS


26.4


31.4


132.7


102.6

Discontinued operations, net of tax


1.2


162.4


(6.2)


589.1

NET  INCOME


$     27.6


$  193.8


$      126.5


$  691.7


PER  SHARE  AMOUNTS:





Income from continuing operations


$     0.21


$     0.25


$        1.07


$     0.81


Discontinued operations, net of tax


$     0.01


$     1.28


$      (0.05)


$     4.64


Net income


$     0.22


$     1.53


$        1.02


$     5.45










AVERAGE  DILUTED  SHARES


124.0


126.4


123.8


127.0

 

 

ROWAN  COMPANIES  plc

CONDENSED  CONSOLIDATED   STATEMENTS  OF  CASH  FLOWS

Unaudited  (In  Millions)































NINE  MONTHS









ENDED  SEPTEMBER  30









2012


2011

CASH  PROVIDED  BY  (USED  IN):








   Operations:










      Net income







$       126.5


$       691.7

      Adjustments  to  reconcile  net  income  to  net






      cash  provided  by  operations:








         Depreciation  and  amortization





183.3


150.2

         Deferred  income  taxes





(5.1)


(30.9)

         Gain  on  disposals  of  assets





(2.7)


(881.2)

         Other -  net







6.8


(29.0)

      Net  changes  in  current  assets  and  liabilities



(129.2)


190.6

      Net  changes  in  other  noncurrent  assets  and  liabilities


9.9


36.6

   Net  cash  provided  by  operations





189.5


128.0












   Investing  activities:









      Property,  plant  and  equipment  additions




(566.1)


(1,155.1)

      Proceeds  from  disposals  of  property,  plant  and  equipment


10.6


5.5

      Proceeds  from  sale  of  manufacturing  operations - net


-


1,560.5

      Change  in  Restricted  cash





-


15.3

   Net  cash  provided by  (used  in)  investing  activities



(555.5)


426.2












   Financing  activities:









      Proceeds from borrowings





492.6


-

      Repayments  of  borrowings





(238.5)


(38.4)

      Proceeds  from  equity  compensation  plans  and  other


1.3


20.2

      Payments to acquire treasury stock






(80.9)

   Net  cash  provided  by  (used  in)  financing  activities



255.4


(99.1)












INCREASE (DECREASE)  IN  CASH  AND  CASH  EQUIVALENTS


(110.6)


455.1

CASH  AND  CASH  EQUIVALENTS,  BEGINNING  OF  PERIOD


438.9


437.5

CASH  AND  CASH  EQUIVALENTS,  END  OF  PERIOD



$       328.3


$       892.6

 

ROWAN  COMPANIES  plc

SUPPLEMENTAL  OPERATING  INFORMATION

Unaudited




























THREE  MONTHS  ENDED


NINE  MONTHS  ENDED




Sept 30,


June 30,


Sept 30,


Sept 30,


Sept 30,




2012


2012


2011


2012


2011













RIG  DAYS:











Operating

2,130


2,217


1,576


6,435


4,721


Shipyard / transit

401


313


694


1,014


1,754


Stacked and other downtime

321


291


306


1,000


758















Total available

2,852


2,821


2,576


8,449


7,233















Utilization

75%


79%


61%


76%


65%

























AVERAGE  DAY  RATES  (in  thousands):











North Sea

$  250.2


$  234.5


$  224.9


$   237.5


$  204.9


Middle East

129.3


130.8


125.4


134.3


125.9


Gulf of Mexico

120.4


119.1


115.8


119.0


117.7


All rigs

161.5


154.0


148.5


157.3


139.3

























OPERATIONS  COSTS  AND  EXPENSES  (in  millions):











Personnel (a)

$  112.8


$  113.9


$    74.3


$ 331.6


$  197.6


Repairs and maintenance

34.5


32.3


32.0


105.4


75.4


Insurance

8.6


8.1


7.3


24.7


22.8


Rig moves

6.3


8.4


3.0


22.1


13.3


Rebillables (b)

9.8


9.5


1.5


25.8


6.7


All other

16.2


15.9


11.7


48.8


29.8















Total

$  188.2


$  188.1


$  129.8


$   558.4


$  345.6

 

(a)  Includes labor, fringes, training, travel and catering costs.

(b)  Amounts are fully offset by incremental revenues.


 

SOURCE Rowan Companies plc



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