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Superior Energy Services, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Superior Energy Services, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2010 Results16:15 EDT Wednesday, April 28, 2010NEW ORLEANS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced net income of $21.5 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.27 on revenue of $364.5 million for the first quarter of 2010, as compared with net income of $56.8 million, or $0.72 diluted earnings per share on revenue of $437.1 million for the first quarter of 2009. Terence Hall, Chairman and CEO of Superior, commented, "While our earnings are below year-ago levels, our financial and operational results are much improved from the fourth quarter of 2009, which is encouraging, especially since the first quarter is typically a seasonally weak period. The biggest factors driving the results were increased utilization of production-related services in the domestic land markets and higher demand for drilling products and services in the Gulf of Mexico, domestic land and international market areas."The Company also reaffirms its previously announced full-year 2010 earnings guidance of $1.50 to $1.70 earnings per share.Geographic BreakdownFor the first quarter of 2010, Gulf of Mexico revenue was approximately $162.7 million, a 56% increase from the fourth quarter of 2009 ("sequential"); domestic land revenue was approximately $92.6 million, a sequential increase of 27%; and international revenue was approximately $109.2 million, a sequential increase of 25%.Subsea and Well Enhancement SegmentFirst quarter revenue for the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment was $232.8 million, a 19% decrease from the first quarter of 2009 ("year-over-year") and a 60% increase sequentially. The first quarter of 2010 included $19.7 million in revenue from the recently acquired Hallin Marine and from oil and gas production and production-handling fees from the recently acquired Bullwinkle platform and related oil and gas assets. �Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2009 was reduced by $68.7 million due to the cost adjustments related to the wreck removal project.Segment revenue benefitted sequentially from increased demand for coiled tubing and cased hole wireline in the domestic land and Gulf of Mexico market areas, increased revenue from the wreck removal project and increased demand for hydraulic workover and snubbing services in international markets.Income from operations was $23.7 million, or 10% of segment revenue as compared with $61.7 million, or 21% of segment revenue, in the first quarter of 2009, and a loss from operations of $176.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The fourth quarter loss from operations includes $125.0 million in special charges and $68.7 million for total cost adjustments made to the wreck removal project. Excluding those charges, fourth quarter of 2009 income from operations would have been $17.1 million, or 8% of adjusted segment revenue.Drilling Products and Services SegmentFirst quarter revenue for the Drilling Products and Services Segment was $114.3 million, 9% lower year-over-year and 17% higher sequentially. Income from operations was $23.9 million, or 21% of segment revenue, as compared with $35.3 million, or 28% of segment revenue in the first quarter of 2009, and $13.8 million, or 14% of segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2009. �The primary factors driving the higher sequential revenue were increased rentals of specialty tubulars and accommodations in the Gulf of Mexico, increased rentals of accommodations and stabilization equipment in the domestic land markets, and increased demand for drill pipe, specialty tubulars and ancillary equipment internationally in Brazil, the North Sea and Colombia.Marine SegmentMarine Segment revenue was $17.5 million, a 24% decrease year-over-year and an 18% decrease sequentially. Loss from operations was $4.0 million, as compared with income from operations of $2.8 million, or 12% of segment revenue in the first quarter of 2009, and a loss from operations of $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.The Company was without the services of both of its 265-foot class liftboats during the period. In addition, dayrates across most liftboat classes decreased sequentially. Average daily revenue in the first quarter was approximately $194,000, inclusive of subsistence revenue, as compared with approximately $257,000 per day in the first quarter of 2009 and approximately $230,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009. The decline was primarily due to the absence of the Company's 265-foot class liftboats which earn the highest dayrates in the fleet. �Average fleet utilization was 47% as compared with 48% in the first quarter of 2009 and 45% in the fourth quarter of 2009.Liftboat Average Dayrates and Utilization by Class SizeThree Months Ended March 31, 2010($ actual)ClassLiftboatsAverageDayrateUtilization145'-155'6$5,74022.8%160'-175'87,35748.9%200'510,20038.9%230'-245'322,55469.3%250'232,03196.1%265'12----1 Out of service for repairs during the quarter.Conference Call InformationThe Company will host a conference call at 9 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, April 29, 2010. �The call can be accessed from Superior's website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 480-629-9690. �For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through Thursday, May 6, 2010 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030 and using the pass code 4284277. �An archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 60 days on http://www.superiorenergy.com.Superior Energy Services, Inc. serves the drilling and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand name drilling products and services and its integrated well enhancement services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design solutions for customers. �Offshore projects are delivered by the Company's fleet of modern marine assets.This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. �Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are: volatility of the oil and gas industry, including the level of exploration, production and development activity; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide, as well as the global credit markets; risks associated with the Company's rapid growth; changes in competitive factors and other material factors that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual events, circumstances, effects and results may be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. �Consequently, the forward-looking statements contained herein should not be regarded as representations by Superior or any other person that the projected outcomes can or will be achieved.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Terence Hall, CEO; Robert Taylor, CFO;Greg Rosenstein, VP of Investor Relations, (504) 587-7374SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of OperationsThree Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)(unaudited)20102009Revenues $ 364,511 $ 437,109 Cost of services (exclusive of items shown separately below) � �199,052 � �222,465 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion � � �51,048 � � �49,868 General and administrative expenses � � �70,724 � � �64,986 Income from operations � � �43,687 � � �99,790 Other income (expense): � � Interest expense, net � �(14,038) � �(13,288) � � Earnings from equity-method investments, net � � � �3,985 � � � �2,256 Income before income taxes � � �33,634 � � �88,758 Income taxes � � �12,108 � � �31,953 Net income $ � 21,526 $ � 56,805 Basic earnings per share $ � � � 0.27 $ � � � 0.73 Diluted earnings per share $ � � � 0.27 $ � � � 0.72 Weighted average common shares used �in computing earnings per share: � �Basic � � �78,534 � � �78,032 � �Diluted � � �79,353 � � �78,428 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSMARCH 31, 2010 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009(in thousands)3/31/201012/31/2009(Unaudited)(Audited)ASSETSCurrent assets: �Cash and cash equivalents$ � � �53,948$ � �206,505 �Accounts receivable, net388,497337,151 �Income taxes receivable-12,674 �Prepaid expenses26,53920,209 �Other current assets278,471287,024 � � � �Total current assets747,455863,563Property, plant and equipment, net 1,263,7601,058,976Goodwill575,183482,480Notes receivable82,300-Equity-method investments59,94160,677Intangible and other long-term assets, net72,36350,969 � � � �Total assets$ 2,801,002$ 2,516,665LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities: �Accounts payable$ � � �75,391$ � � �63,466 �Accrued expenses149,640133,602 �Income taxes payable 2,315- �Current portion of decommissioning liabilities18,633- �Deferred income taxes43,60130,501 �Current maturities of long-term debt810810 � � � �Total current liabilities290,390228,379Deferred income taxes 207,097209,053Decommissioning liabilities109,232-Long-term debt, net899,711848,665Other long-term liabilities102,68752,523Total stockholders' equity1,191,8851,178,045 � � � �Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 2,801,002$ 2,516,665Superior Energy Services, Inc. and SubsidiariesSegment HighlightsThree months ended March 31, 2010, December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2009(Unaudited)(in thousands)RevenueMarch 31, 2010December 31, 2009March 31, 2009Subsea and Well Enhancement$ � � � 232,766$ � � � �145,822$ � � � 288,057Drilling Products and Services114,27797,567125,944Marine17,46821,18623,108Total Revenues$ � � � 364,511$ � � � �264,575$ � � � 437,109Gross Profit (1)March 31, 2010December 31, 2009March 31, 2009Subsea and Well Enhancement$ � � � � 89,897$ � � � � � 2,946$ � � � 122,568Drilling Products and Services74,18265,31483,908Marine1,3807,6888,168Total Gross Profit$ � � � 165,459$ � � � � �75,948$ � � � 214,644Income (Loss) from OperationsMarch 31, 2010December 31, 2009March 31, 2009Subsea and Well Enhancement (2)$ � � � �23,697$ � � (176,585)$ � � � �61,700Drilling Products and Services23,94713,77135,309Marine(3,957)(2,945)2,781--Total Income (Loss) from Operations$ � � � �43,687$ � � (165,759)$ � � � �99,790(1) Gross profit is calculated by subtracting cost of services (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion) from revenue for each of the Company's segments.(2) �Loss from operations in the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment for the three months ended December 31, 2009 includes a reduction in value of assets of $119.8 million, adjustments to the estimated total cost of the wreck removal project of $68.7 million and other special charges mentioned in the fourth quarter 2009 earnings press release.SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.For further information: Terence Hall, CEO, Robert Taylor, CFO, or Greg Rosenstein, VP of Investor Relations, all of Superior Energy Services, Inc., +1-504-587-7374