Parker Drilling Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results

Solid Operating Results Produce Significant EPS Growth

Aug 04, 2011, 08:00 ET from Parker Drilling

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD), a drilling contractor and service provider, today reported results for the 2011 second quarter ended June 30, 2011.  The Company's results for the period included net income attributable to controlling interest of $14.2 million or $0.12 per diluted share on revenues of $172.8 million, compared with net income attributable to controlling interest of $0.5 million or $0.00 per diluted share on revenues of $156.5 million for the 2010 second quarter.  Excluding the effects of non-routine items the Company reported net income attributable to controlling interest of $15.9 million or $0.14 per diluted share compared with similarly adjusted 2010 second quarter net income attributable to controlling interest of $3.6 million or $0.03 per diluted share.  Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-routine items, was $62.9 million, compared with $41.3 million for the prior year's second quarter.

"Our second quarter performance was led by the continued strong growth of our Rental Tools segment, accompanied by benefits from a substantial improvement in our U.S. barge drilling business and an expanded portfolio of projects in the Project Management and Engineering Services segment.  This was the result of better market conditions leveraged by the growth- and profitability-focused strategies of our operations," stated Parker Drilling President and Chief Executive Officer David Mannon. "In addition, we achieved stability in our International Drilling business and continued to work on strengthening the operational potential of this business," said Mannon.  

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Parker's Rental Tools segment continued to grow revenues and expand gross margin.  (Segment gross margins exclude depreciation and amortization expense).
  • The Company's U.S. barge drilling fleet realized increases in its average dayrate and utilization, compared with both the prior quarter and the prior year's second quarter.  
  • Parker benefited from recent additions to the Company's project management portfolio.  

"Our continued investment in Parker's rental tools business has allowed us to participate in the growing demand in the U.S. land market.  With our stores strategically located to service the leading shale plays, we have maintained high utilization of our growing inventory of premium drill pipe and related products.  Also, demand for shallow water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened further, leading to increased utilization and higher average dayrates for Parker's barge rig fleet.  For most of the quarter, all of Parker's available barge rigs were under contract.

"We made progress in broadening our international drilling rig contract base.  Most of our currently operating rigs are contracted into 2012 and we believe there are opportunities to further expand our operating rig count.  In addition, recent project awards are expanding the contribution from our project management business," said Mr. Mannon.  "I believe that Parker will further benefit from the continued growth in U.S. drilling activity, recent improvements in international market conditions and the further development and deployment of our operating strategy," he concluded.

Second Quarter Review

Parker's revenues for the 2011 second quarter were $172.8 million compared with 2010 second quarter revenues of $156.5 million. The Company's 2011 second quarter gross margin, before depreciation and amortization expense, was $68.3 million compared with 2010 second quarter gross margin of $47.6 million, while gross margin as a percentage of revenues increased to 40 percent from 30 percent gross margin for the 2010 second quarter.  Results for the three months ended June 30, 2011, included the impact of $2.6 million, pre-tax, of non-routine expenses related to the ongoing U.S. regulatory investigations and Parker's internal review regarding possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws.  This non-routine item reduced after-tax earnings by $1.7 million or $0.02 per diluted share.  The results for the 2010 second quarter included non-routine, after-tax expense of $3.0 million or $0.03 per diluted share.  Details of the non-routine items are provided in the attached financial tables.

Rental Tools revenues increased 41 percent to $58.5 million from $41.4 million, segment gross margin rose to $40.8 million from $27.1 million, and segment gross margin as a percent of revenues rose to 70 percent from 66 percent.  The expanded use of lateral drilling in the U.S. to exploit oil and natural gas resources led to increased demand for rental tools.  With facilities strategically located in key U.S. drilling markets and continued investments in rental tools inventory, Parker's Rental Tools business benefited primarily from increased demand and higher utilization.

U.S. Drilling revenues increased 70 percent to $26.1 million from $15.3 million, segment gross margin rose to $9.2 million from $1.8 million, and segment gross margin as a percent of revenues increased to 35 percent from 12 percent.  The higher revenues, earnings and gross margin as a percent of revenues resulted from higher utilization and an increase in the fleet average dayrate. For the quarter, the business had an average of 10.5 barge rigs employed, compared with an average of approximately 8.4 barge rigs employed in the 2010 second quarter.  The barge rig fleet's average dayrate was $26,000 for the 2011 second quarter and $19,000 for the 2010 second quarter.  

International Drilling revenues declined 19 percent to $42.7 million from $52.9 million for the prior year's second quarter, segment gross margin declined to $8.8 million compared with $13.5 million, and segment gross margin as a percent of revenues decreased to 21 percent from 26 percent.  These results were primarily due to a decline in rig utilization, which was partially offset by higher average dayrates in all regions.

International rig fleet average utilization for the 2011 second quarter was 46 percent, compared with 55 percent for the prior year's second quarter.  Three rigs located in the Asia Pacific region were removed from the active rig fleet at year-end 2010, reducing the region's fleet to five rigs and Parker's overall international fleet to 27 rigs. Adjusted for this change, the prior year's rig fleet average utilization was 61 percent.  For the 2011 second quarter, the ten-rig Americas regional fleet operated at 67 percent average utilization, the eleven-rig CIS/AME regional fleet operated at 27 percent average utilization and the five-rig Asia Pacific regional fleet operated at 55 percent average utilization.  (Additional rig fleet information is available on Parker's website).

Project Management and Engineering Services revenues increased 73 percent to $45.6 million from $26.4 million for the prior year's second quarter.  Segment gross margin increased to $8.0 million from $4.7 million and segment gross margin as a percent of revenues was 18 percent in both periods.  Primary contributors to the revenue increase were the Yastreb rig relocation project, the Coral Sea land rig refurbishment project and higher amounts of reimbursed expenses.  The Yastreb rig, owned by Exxon Neftegas Limited and operated by Parker Drilling, is being moved approximately 100 kilometers between drilling locations on Sakhalin Island, Russia.  Also during the 2011 second quarter, Parker completed the shipyard refurbishment of the Talisman Energy-owned Coral Sea land rig, a purpose-built, heli-transportable land rig to be operated in Papua New Guinea.  The refurbishment project was awarded to Parker by Talisman Energy, with whom Parker is finalizing a three-year contract to operate and maintain the rig.  

The Construction Contract segment recorded no revenues for the 2011 second quarter, compared with $20.5 million of revenues in the prior year's second quarter, and reported $1.5 million of segment gross margin, compared with $0.5 million of segment gross margin in the 2010 second quarter.  The construction contract for the Liberty rig ended in the 2011 first quarter and project-related work since then is included in the Project Management and Engineering Services segment.  

2011 Year-to-Date Summary

The Company's results for the first six months of 2011 included net income attributable to controlling interest of $19.0 million or $0.16 per diluted share on revenues of $329.0 million, compared with the prior year's first six month net loss attributable to controlling interest of $1.5 million or $0.01 per diluted share on revenues of $314.1 million.  Excluding the effects of non-routine items the Company reported adjusted net income attributable to controlling interest of $21.2 million or $0.18 per diluted share compared with similarly adjusted 2010 first half net income attributable to controlling interest of $6.1 million or $0.05 per diluted share.  Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-routine items, was $105.6 million for the first six months of 2011 and $79.2 million for the same period of the prior year.

Results for the first six months of 2011 included the impact of $3.3 million, pre-tax, of non-routine expenses related to the ongoing U.S. regulatory investigations and Parker's internal review regarding possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws. This non-routine item reduced after-tax earnings by $2.2 million or $0.02 per diluted share.  Earnings for the comparable period of 2010 included $7.6 million of after-tax expense for non-routine items.  

Cash Flow and Capitalization

Capital expenditures were $48.7 million for the 2011 second quarter and $99.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.  Year-to-date capital expenditures included $55.5 million for the construction of Parker's two newbuild arctic land rigs for Alaska and $29.4 million for the purchase of tubular goods and other rental equipment.  During the second quarter Parker expanded its term loan facility by $50 million and used the proceeds to repay the amount outstanding on its revolving credit facility, purchase additional rental tools inventory and for other corporate purposes.

Conference Call

Parker Drilling has scheduled a conference call for 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, August 4, 2011, to discuss its reported results.  Those interested in listening to the call by telephone may do so by dialing (480) 629-9692.  The call can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.parkerdrilling.com.  A replay of the call can be accessed on the Company's website for 12 months and will be available by telephone from Aug. 4 through Aug. 12 by dialing (303) 590-3030 and using the access code 4455434#.

Cautionary Statement

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Acts.  All statements 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, including earnings per share guidance, the outlook for rig utilization and dayrates, general industry conditions including demand for drilling and customer spending and the factors affecting demand, competitive advantages including cost effective integrated solutions and technological innovation, future technological innovation, future operating results of the Company's rigs, rental tools operations and projects under management, capital expenditures, expansion and growth opportunities, asset sales, successful negotiation and execution of contracts, strengthening of financial position, increase in market share and other such matters are forward-looking statements.  Although the Company believes that its expectations stated in this release are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to certain risk factors, including the volatility in oil and natural gas prices, which could reduce the demand for drilling services.  For a detailed discussion of risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations, please refer to the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including the reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

Company Description

Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD) provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools and project management services to the energy industry.  Parker's international fleet includes 25 land rigs and two offshore barge rigs, and its U.S. fleet includes 13 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  The Company's rental tools business supplies premium equipment to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and select international markets.  More information about Parker Drilling can be found at http://www.parkerdrilling.com.  Included in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website are operating status reports for Parker Drilling's Rental Tools segment and its international and U.S. rig fleets, updated monthly.

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

June 30, 2011

December 31, 2010

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

(Dollars in Thousands)

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$        67,495

$                 51,431

Accounts and Notes Receivable, Net

183,209

168,876

Rig Materials and Supplies

25,216

25,527

Deferred Costs

4,525

2,229

Deferred Income Taxes

7,263

9,278

Assets held for sale

5,287

5,287

Other Current Assets

55,846

105,496

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

348,841

368,124

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

855,822

816,147

OTHER ASSETS

Deferred Income Taxes

52,384

61,016

Other Assets

27,189

29,268

TOTAL OTHER ASSETS

79,573

90,284

TOTAL ASSETS

$   1,284,236

$            1,274,555

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Current  Portion of Long-Term Debt

$        24,000

$                 12,000

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

135,702

163,263

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

159,702

175,263

LONG-TERM DEBT

467,730

460,862

LONG-TERM DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY

14,397

20,171

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

31,813

30,193

TOTAL CONTROLLING INTEREST IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

610,951

588,313

Noncontrolling interest

(357)

(247)

TOTAL EQUITY

610,594

588,066

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$   1,284,236

$            1,274,555

Current Ratio

2.18

2.10

Total Debt as a  Percent of Capitalization

45%

45%

Book Value Per Common Share

$            5.23

$                     5.05

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2011

2010

2011

2010

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Dollars in Thousands)

REVENUES:

International Drilling

$        42,671

$        52,932

$        84,755

$      116,807

U.S. Drilling

26,060

15,336

41,980

30,423

Rental Tools

58,490

41,359

110,809

75,174

Project Management and Engineering Services

45,591

26,363

81,809

50,804

Construction Contract

-

20,535

9,638

40,922

TOTAL REVENUES

172,812

156,525

328,991

314,130

OPERATING EXPENSES:

International Drilling

33,915

39,423

68,603

86,596

U.S. Drilling

16,859

13,540

30,878

26,514

Rental Tools

17,719

14,268

35,856

26,894

Project Management and Engineering Services

37,559

21,701

67,625

41,262

Construction Contract

(1,515)

20,043

8,867

41,240

Depreciation and Amortization

27,332

29,012

54,931

57,600

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

131,869

137,987

266,760

280,106

TOTAL OPERATING GROSS MARGIN

40,943

18,538

62,231

34,024

General and Administrative Expense

(8,094)

(6,937)

(14,982)

(16,969)

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

366

1,712

1,370

2,384

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME

33,215

13,313

48,619

19,439

OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE):

Interest Expense

(5,755)

(7,386)

(11,616)

(14,118)

Gain/(Loss) on fair value of derivative positions

(137)

(137)

Interest Income

133

78

179

152

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-

(3,989)

-

(7,209)

Other Income (Expense)

123

115

134

257

TOTAL OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE)

(5,636)

(11,182)

(11,440)

(20,918)

INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

27,579

2,131

37,179

(1,479)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)

Current

7,090

4,992

11,109

8,640

Deferred

6,374

(3,368)

7,194

(8,575)

TOTAL INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)

13,464

1,624

18,303

65

NET INCOME (LOSS)

14,115

507

18,876

(1,544)

Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(58)

-

(125)

-

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST

$        14,173

$             507

$        19,001

$        (1,544)

EARNINGS  PER SHARE - BASIC

Net Income (loss)

$            0.12

$            0.00

$            0.16

$          (0.01)

EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED

Net Income (loss)

$            0.12

$            0.00

$            0.16

$          (0.01)

NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic

116,144,818

114,298,319

115,634,881

113,909,798

Diluted

117,253,588

115,428,649

116,750,717

113,909,798

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Selected Financial Data

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

March 31,

2011

2010

2011

(Dollars in Thousands)

REVENUES:

International Drilling

$ 42,671

$ 52,932

$   42,084

U.S. Drilling

26,060

15,336

15,920

Rental Tools

58,490

41,359

52,319

Project Management and Engineering Services

45,591

26,363

36,218

Construction Contract

-

20,535

9,638

   Total Revenues

172,812

156,525

156,179

OPERATING EXPENSES:

International Drilling

33,915

39,423

34,688

U.S. Drilling

16,859

13,540

14,021

Rental Tools

17,719

14,268

18,137

Project Management and Engineering Services

37,559

21,701

30,067

Construction Contract

(1,515)

20,043

10,381

   Total Operating Expenses

104,537

108,975

107,294

OPERATING GROSS MARGIN:

International Drilling

8,756

13,509

7,396

U.S. Drilling

9,201

1,796

1,899

Rental Tools

40,771

27,091

34,182

Project Management and Engineering Services

8,032

4,662

6,151

Construction Contract

1,515

492

(743)

Depreciation and Amortization

(27,332)

(29,012)

(27,599)

   Total Operating Gross Margin

40,943

18,538

21,286

General and Administrative Expense

(8,094)

(6,937)

(6,888)

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

366

1,712

1,004

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME

$ 33,215

$ 13,313

$   15,402

Marketable Rig Count Summary

As of June 30, 2011

Total

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Barge Rigs

Intermediate

4

Deep

9

Total U.S. Gulf of Mexico Barge Rigs

13

International Land and Barge Rigs

Asia Pacific

5

Americas

10

CIS/AME

11

Other

1

Total International Land and Barge Rigs

27

Total Marketable Rigs

40

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Adjusted EBITDA

(Dollars in Thousands)

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2011

March 31, 2011

December 31, 2010

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Controlling Interest

$        14,173

$            4,827

$               (13,409)

$                       492

$             507

 Adjustments:

Income Tax (Benefit) Expense

13,464

4,839

25,362

786

1,624

Total Other Income and Expense

5,636

5,803

6,196

6,277

11,182

Loss/(Gain) on Disposition of Assets, Net

(366)

(1,004)

(1,060)

(1,176)

(1,712)

Depreciation and Amortization

27,332

27,599

28,526

28,904

29,012

Provision for Reduction in Carrying Value of Certain Assets

-

-

1,952

-

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$        60,239

$          42,064

$                 47,567

$                  35,283

$        40,613

Adjustments:

    Non-routine Items

2,646

685

460

930

694

Adjusted EBITDA after Non-routine Items

$        62,885

$          42,749

$                 48,027

$                  36,213

$        41,307

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Reconciliation of Non-Routine Items *

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in Thousands, except Per Share)

Three Months Ending

Six Months Ending

June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

Net income attributable to controlling interest

$                         14,173

$                   19,001

Earnings per diluted share

$                             0.12

$                       0.16

Adjustments:

U.S. regulatory investigations / legal matters

2,646

3,332

          Total adjustments

$                           2,646

$                     3,332

Tax effect of non-routine adjustments

(926)

(1,166)

          Net non-routine adjustments

$                           1,720

$                     2,166

Adjusted net income attributable to controlling interest

$                         15,893

$                   21,167

Adjusted earnings per diluted share

$                             0.14

$                       0.18

Three Months Ending

Six Months Ending

June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest

$                              507

$                    (1,544)

Earnings per diluted share

$                             0.00

$                      (0.01)

Adjustments:

Extinguishment of debt

3,989

7,209

U.S. regulatory investigations / legal matters**

694

4,505

          Total adjustments

$                           4,683

$                   11,714

Tax effect of non-routine adjustments

(1,639)

(4,100)

          Net non-routine adjustments

$                           3,044

$                     7,614

Adjusted net income attributable to controlling interest

$                           3,551

$                     6,070

Adjusted earnings per diluted share

$                             0.03

$                       0.05

*

Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP financial measure, excludes items that management believes are of a non-routine nature and which detract from an understanding of normal operating performance and comparisons with other periods. Management also believes that results excluding these items are more comparable to estimates provided by securities analysts and used by them in evaluating the Company's performance.  

**

Amended to include comparable expenses in all periods.

SOURCE Parker Drilling



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