Superior Energy Services Announces Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2015 Results

Feb 22, 2016, 17:35 ET from Superior Energy Services, Inc.

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the "Company") today announced an adjusted net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $61.3 million, or $0.41 per share, excluding special items, on revenue of $545.2 million.  This compares to an adjusted net loss from continuing operations of $68.8 million, or $0.46 per share, excluding special items, for the third quarter of 2015, on revenue of $601.4 million, and net income from continuing operations of $73.4 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, on revenue of $1,178.6 million.  The reported loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $214.5 million, or $1.43 per share.

The Company recorded a pre-tax expense of $211.8 million in reduction in value of assets and other charges in the fourth quarter of 2015.  These charges included a $175.6 million impairment of long-lived assets, primarily in the Technical Solutions segment and $36.2 million of restructuring costs related to a previously announced, extensive product line integration and reorganization.  The Company recorded revenue from a contract termination fee of $22.9 million as a result of a customer discontinuing its arctic exploration program.  This fee is included in the Company's adjusted net loss from continuing operations.   

For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company's net loss from continuing operations was $1,807.8 million, or $12.02 per share, on revenue of $2,774.6 million as compared with net income from continuing operations of $280.8 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, on revenue of $4,556.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.

"We continued to reduce our cost structure, increase our cash balances and focus on cash flow generation during the fourth quarter," said David Dunlap, President and CEO.  "Operationally, most product and service lines with exposure to onshore U.S. land markets continued to be impacted negatively by lower levels of activity and pricing pressure.  In the Gulf of Mexico, project oriented work improved sequentially, driven by our hydraulic workover and snubbing and completion tools businesses.  Internationally, increased coiled tubing utilization was offset by lower activity levels and pricing across the businesses in our drilling products and services segment.

"Although our long-term strategy of disciplined, geographic expansion remains unchanged, expectations for prolonged industry weakness compels us to emphasize our near-term priorities of cost reduction and cash preservation.  Our efforts along these lines include identifying further opportunities internally for restructuring and reducing our 2016 capital plans significantly from 2015 levels.  We expect 2016 capital expenditures to be within operating cash flows and concentrated on maintenance related activities. 

"Additionally, we have renegotiated and extended our credit facility, which now matures in 2019 and includes covenants that are aligned with the current state of the industry.  This extension pushes our nearest debt maturity to 2019.  We do not anticipate needing any external capital to fund our operations and are prepared financially for a prolonged period of low levels of oil field activity."    

Fourth Quarter 2015 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $243.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared with $338.3 million in the third quarter of 2015 and $805.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Gulf of Mexico revenue, which includes a $22.9 million contract termination fee recorded during the quarter, was $169.7 million, as compared with $131.9 million in the third quarter of 2015 and $193.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  International revenue was $132.0 million, as compared with $131.2 million in the third quarter of 2015 and $179.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $111.7 million, a 13% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $128.5 million and a 53% decrease from fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $234.9 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 13% sequentially to $29.0 million, Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 10% sequentially to $50.0 million and international revenue decreased 18% sequentially to $32.7 million.  Lower revenues were driven by pricing pressure and lower utilization caused by further reductions of customer activity and spending. 

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $153.8 million, a 24% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $202.9 million and a 67% decrease from fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $469.3 million.  In addition to seasonal activity reductions, pricing and utilization continued to trend lower in this segment during the fourth quarter.  During the fourth quarter, the Company suspended horizontal well fracturing operations in North Dakota.  The Company's cash return criteria were not being met in this region and it has elected to forego revenue opportunities there until the operating environment improves.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $135.6 million, a 17% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $163.9 million and a 60% decrease from fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $342.0 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 44% sequentially to $48.4 million due to lower activity levels across all service lines. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 14% sequentially to $14.1 million and international revenue increased 12% sequentially to $73.1 million, primarily due to anticipated increases in hydraulic workover and snubbing activity.  

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $144.1 million, a 36% increase from third quarter 2015 revenue of $106.1 million and a 9% increase from fourth quarter 2014 revenue of $132.4 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 23% sequentially to $12.3 million primarily due lower completion tools revenue which was offset partially by an increase in well control revenues. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 65% sequentially to $105.6 million resulting from a contract termination fee of $22.9 million, increased completion tool revenue from deep water project sales and an increase in plug and abandonment activity.  International revenue of $26.2 million was unchanged sequentially.

Credit Facility Amendment and Extension

The Company has amended and extended its credit facility.  The amended agreement results in a $470.3 million credit facility which matures in 2019 and no longer has a term loan component.  Financial covenants associated with this agreement are Net Debt to EBITDA and EBITDA to Interest coverage ratios and a minimum cash balance requirement.  The Company filed a form 8-K earlier today relating to this agreement which contains additional details.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  The call can be accessed from the Company's website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 412-902-0030.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through March 8, 2016 and may be accessed by calling 201-612-7415 and using the pass code 13628480#. An archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 60 days at www.superiorenergy.com.

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand name drilling products and its integrated completion and well intervention services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design solutions for customers.  For more information, visit: www.superiorenergy.com.

The press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Generally, the words "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks" and "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. All statements other than statements of historical fact regarding the Company's financial position, financial performance, liquidity, strategic alternatives, market outlook, future capital needs, capital allocation plans, business strategies and other plans and objectives of the Company's management for future operations and activities are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of its experience and prevailing circumstances on the date such statements are made. Such forward-looking statements, and the assumptions on which they are based, are inherently speculative and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from such statements. Such uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the cyclicality and volatility of the oil and gas industry, including changes in prevailing levels of exploration, production and development activity; changes in prevailing oil and gas prices or expectations about future prices; operating hazards, including the significant possibility of accidents resulting in personal injury or death, property damage or environmental damage for which the Company may have limited or no insurance coverage or indemnification rights; the effect of regulatory programs and environmental matters on the Company's operations or prospects, including the risk that future changes in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing could reduce or eliminate demand for the Company's pressure pumping services; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting the Company's operations; the potential shortage of skilled workers; risks inherent in acquiring businesses; risks associated with business growth outpacing the capabilities of the Company's infrastructure and workforce; political, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's international operations; the Company's continued access to credit markets on favorable terms; the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on the Company's operations; and other risks disclosed in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which the Company's forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after such statements are made, including for example the market prices of oil and gas and regulations affecting oil and gas operations, which the Company cannot control or anticipate. Further, the Company may make changes to its business strategies and plans (including its capital spending and capital allocation plans) at any time and without notice, based on any changes in the above-listed factors, the Company's assumptions or otherwise, any of which could or will affect its results. For all these reasons, actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied by the Company in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements for any reason and, notwithstanding any changes in the assumptions, changes in the Company's business plans, our actual experience, or other changes.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Vincent, VP of Investor Relations, (713) 654-2200

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues

$  545,150

$ 1,178,626

$  2,774,565

$ 4,556,622

Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of items shown separately below)

397,548

711,243

1,865,812

2,734,833

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion

144,818

157,377

612,147

650,814

General and administrative expenses

106,896

166,740

510,708

624,371

Reduction in value of assets

175,618

-

1,738,887

-

Income (loss) from operations

(279,730)

143,266

(1,952,989)

546,604

Other income (expense):

  Interest expense, net

(26,105)

(24,124)

(97,318)

(96,734)

  Other income (expense)

1,144

(6,201)

(9,476)

(7,681)

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

(304,691)

112,941

(2,059,783)

442,189

Income taxes

(90,144)

39,577

(252,020)

161,399

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

(214,547)

73,364

(1,807,763)

280,790

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax

(22,848)

(7,238)

(46,955)

(22,973)

Net income (loss)

$ (237,395)

$      66,126

$ (1,854,718)

$    257,817

Basic earnings (losses) per share:

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$       (1.43)

$          0.49

$        (12.02)

$          1.81

Loss from discontinued operations

(0.15)

(0.05)

(0.31)

(0.15)

Net income (loss)

$       (1.58)

$          0.44

$        (12.33)

$          1.66

Diluted earnings (losses) per share:

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$       (1.43)

$          0.48

$        (12.02)

$          1.79

Loss from discontinued operations

(0.15)

(0.05)

(0.31)

(0.14)

Net income (loss)

$       (1.58)

$          0.43

$        (12.33)

$          1.65

Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share:

    Basic

150,726

151,287

150,461

155,154

    Diluted

150,726

152,399

150,461

156,726

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31, 2015 and 2014

(in thousands)

(audited)

12/31/2015

12/31/2014

ASSETS

Current assets:

  Cash and cash equivalents

$    564,017

$    393,046

  Accounts receivable, net

428,514

926,768

  Prepaid expenses

42,298

74,750

  Inventory and other current assets

165,062

185,429

  Assets held for sale

95,234

116,680

        Total current assets

1,295,125

1,696,673

Property, plant and equipment, net 

2,123,291

2,733,839

Goodwill

1,140,101

2,468,409

Notes receivable

52,382

25,970

Intangible and other long-term assets, net

303,345

392,891

        Total assets

$ 4,914,244

$ 7,317,782

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

  Accounts payable

$    114,475

$    225,306

  Accrued expenses

271,246

363,747

  Income taxes payable 

9,185

40,213

  Current portion of decommissioning liabilities

19,052

-

  Current maturities of long-term debt

29,957

20,941

  Liabilities held for sale

4,661

61,840

        Total current liabilities

448,576

712,047

Deferred income taxes 

383,069

670,858

Decommissioning liabilities

98,890

88,000

Long-term debt, net

1,588,263

1,600,373

Other long-term liabilities

184,634

166,766

Total stockholders' equity

2,210,812

4,079,738

        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 4,914,244

$ 7,317,782

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2014

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three months ended, 

Revenue

December 31, 2015

September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

Drilling Products and Services

$                111,638

$                 128,489

$                234,977

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

153,819

202,912

469,259

Production Services

135,621

163,937

342,026

Technical Solutions

144,072

106,058

132,364

Total Revenues

$                545,150

$                 601,396

$             1,178,626

Income (Loss) from Operations

December 31, 2015

September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

Drilling Products and Services

$                 (33,126)

$                     6,997

$                  78,042

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

(88,147)

(795,397)

41,012

Production Services

(54,829)

(46,065)

10,200

Technical Solutions

(103,628)

(10,202)

14,012

Total Income (Loss) from Operations

$               (279,730)

$                (844,667)

$                143,266

Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations (1)

December 31, 2015

September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

Drilling Products and Services

$                   (8,107)

$                     7,536

$                  78,042

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

(64,831)

(53,206)

41,012

Production Services

(22,034)

(23,818)

10,200

Technical Solutions

27,079

(9,046)

14,012

Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations

$                 (67,893)

$                  (78,534)

$                143,266

(1)  Adjusted income (loss) from operations excludes the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs for the three months ended December 31 and September 30, 2015.  There were no adjustments for the three months ended December 31, 2014.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile consolidated net loss from continuing operations and income (loss) from operations by segment, which are the directly comparable financial results determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to consolidated adjusted loss from continuing operations and adjusted income (loss) from operations by segment (non-GAAP financial measures).  Consolidated adjusted loss from continuing operations and income (loss) from operations by segment exclude the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs.  These financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance. 

 

Reconciliation of As Reported Net Loss from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Net Loss From Continuing Operations

For the three months ended December 31 and September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three months ended,

December 31, 2015

September 30, 2015

Consolidated

Per Share

Consolidated

Per Share

Reported net loss from continuing operations

$     (214,547)

$    (1.43)

$     (816,587)

$    (5.42)

Reduction in value of assets and other items, net of tax

153,263

1.02

747,763

4.96

Adjusted net loss from continuing operations

$       (61,284)

$    (0.41)

$       (68,824)

$    (0.46)

 

Reconciliation of As Reported Income (Loss) from Operations to Adjusted Income (Loss) From Operations

For the three months ended December 31 and September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Three months ended, December 31, 2015

Drilling Products and Services

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

Production Services

Technical Solutions

Consolidated

Reported loss from operations

$ (33,126)

$         (88,147)

$   (54,829)

$ (103,628)

$     (279,730)

Reduction in value of assets

24,440

2,966

23,308

124,904

175,618

Restructuring costs

579

20,350

9,487

5,803

36,219

Adjusted loss from operations

$   (8,107)

$         (64,831)

$   (22,034)

$    27,079

$       (67,893)

Three months ended, September 30, 2015

Drilling Products and Services

Onshore Completion and Workover Services

Production Services

Technical Solutions

Consolidated

Reported income (loss) from operations

$    6,997

$       (795,397)

$   (46,065)

$   (10,202)

$     (844,667)

Reduction in value of assets

-

740,000

15,632

-

755,632

Restructuring costs

539

2,191

6,615

1,156

10,501

Adjusted income (loss) from operations

$    7,536

$         (53,206)

$   (23,818)

$     (9,046)

$       (78,534)

 

SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.



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