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Superior Energy Services, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results and Provides 2012 Earnings and Capital Expenditures Guidance

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Superior Energy Services, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results and Provides 2012 Earnings and Capital Expenditures Guidance16:05 EST Thursday, February 23, 2012International, U.S. Land Drives non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings of $0.67 Per Diluted Share; Reported EPS of $0.24 Per Diluted Share Primarily Reflects Asset Impairment Charge Related to Company's Agreement to Sell Marine Segment for $134 MillionHOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced net income of $19.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share on record revenue of $580.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, and non-GAAP adjusted net income of $54.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, after excluding the following:A pre-tax, non-cash $46.1 million reduction in the asset value of the Company's Marine Services Segment ($35.8 million for the write down of property, plant & equipment and $10.3 million for the write down of goodwill) as a result of the Company's agreement to sell to a subsidiary of Seacor Holdings, Inc. the 18 liftboats that comprise this segment for $134 million plus working capital. The transaction is expected to close in March 2012;Pre-tax expenses of $4.1 million related to the acquisition of Complete Production Services, Inc.; Incremental interest expense of $4.1 million associated with the $800 million senior notes offering in December 2011 used to redeem Complete's notes and pay a portion of the cash component of the Complete acquisition; and,An unrealized, pre-tax loss of $1.5 million from hedging contracts at the Company's equity-method investment.These results compare with fourth quarter of 2010 net income of $3.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on revenue of $456.9 million, and non-GAAP adjusted net income of $35.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted share.For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company recorded net income of $142.6 million, or $1.76 per diluted share, on revenue of $2,070.2 million, and non-GAAP adjusted net income of $169.1 million, or $2.09 per diluted share. For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company's net income was $81.8 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, on revenue of $1,681.6 million, and non-GAAP adjusted net income was $130.7 million, or $1.64 per diluted share.David Dunlap, President and CEO of the Company, commented, "We finished the year with quarterly adjusted operating results that were slightly ahead of our expectations. Assets purchased and deployed as part of our 2011 U.S. land capital expenditures program were significant contributors during the fourth quarter, especially coiled tubing units, intervention services and drilling products. They helped drive 9% revenue growth over the third quarter of 2011 in our U.S. land markets, as compared with a 3% increase in the average number of drilling rigs working in the U.S. during the fourth quarter."We also experienced a 12% sequential increase in international revenue due to an 18% increase in international revenue from our Subsea Well Enhancement Segment. Higher demand for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance services as well as snubbing services were the primary factors driving the strong sequential international growth."Gulf of Mexico revenue was predictably lower from the third quarter, declining 12% due to seasonality which impacted shallow water intervention services, completion tools and services and liftboats.  Declines in activity for these businesses largely contributed to the sequential reduction in our operating income as a percentage of revenue (operating margin), excluding the special items mentioned earlier."In summary, we finished the year on a solid note and with good momentum.  We look forward to the contributions and benefits from the merger with Complete, including an expanded presence in various U.S. land market areas, new outlets and opportunities for our combined capital expenditures plan and acceleration of our international growth strategy through deployment of enhanced cash flows."Fourth Quarter 2011 Geographic BreakdownFor the fourth quarter of 2011, Gulf of Mexico revenue was $170.5 million, U.S. land revenue was $249.5 million, and international revenue was approximately $160.0 million.Subsea and Well Enhancement SegmentFourth quarter revenue for the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment was $392.2 million, as compared with $306.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and $377.6 million in the third quarter of 2011, which represents a 28% year-over-year increase and a 4% sequential increase.U.S. land revenue in this segment increased 11% sequentially to $170.4 million due to increased demand for coiled tubing, pressure control tools and services, cased hole wireline and remedial pumping services. International revenue increased 18% to $112.9 million primarily due to increased activity for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance services.  Gulf of Mexico revenue declined 15% sequentially to $108.8 million due to seasonality in the shallow water market, which led to reduced activity levels for intervention services and completion tools.Drilling Products and Services SegmentFourth quarter revenue for the Drilling Products and Services Segment was $170.2 million, as compared with $120.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 ? a 41% year-over-year improvement ? and $163.5 million in the third quarter of 2011, or 4% higher sequentially.The primary factor driving the higher sequential revenue in this segment was a 5% increase in U.S. land revenue to $79.0 million as a result of increased demand for accommodations, stabilization equipment and accessories. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 8% sequentially to $44.1 million due to increased rentals of premium drill pipe. International revenue was essentially unchanged at $47.1 million with increased rentals of premium drill pipe in Brazil offsetting a decline in accommodation rentals in other international market areas.Marine SegmentMarine Segment revenue in the fourth quarter was $17.6 million, a 41% decrease from fourth quarter 2010 revenue of $30.0 million and a 28% decrease from third quarter 2011 revenue of $24.3 million.Average fleet utilization in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 62.1% as compared with 71.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010 and 76.5% in the third quarter of 2011.  The lower utilization and operating results in the most recent quarter were primarily the result of seasonal factors and reduced activity for the two 265-foot class liftboats.Liftboat Average Dayrates and Utilization by Class SizeThree Months Ended December 31, 2011($ actual)ClassLiftboatsAverageDayrateUtilization150'-175'78,81467.7%200'412,19272.9%230'-245'319,50554.4%250'-265'432,50345.4%2012 Earnings Guidance and Capital Expenditures PlanThe Company has established a 2012 earnings per share guidance range of $3.20 to $3.60 and a planned capital expenditures range of $1,100 million to $1,200 million.  The Company anticipates funding its capital expenditures with its operating cash flow.The earnings guidance includes the following items:Contributions from the products and services of Complete commencing February 8, 2012. These results will be reported as part of the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment.Contributions from Superior's equity-method investment in Dynamic Offshore Holdings until the sale of Dynamic to Sandridge Energy closes, which is assumed to occur in the second quarter of 2012.The earnings guidance does not include any contribution from the Marine Segment or transaction expenses associated with the acquisition of Complete and the sale of the Marine Segment.Dunlap commented, "We anticipate growth in all three of our geographic regions ? U.S. land, international and Gulf of Mexico ? driven by the significant investments we made in 2011 and increasing demand for many of our products and services. In particular, we anticipate continued strength in the oil and liquids-rich basins in the U.S. markets, additional product line exposure in the U.S. through the combination with Complete, a growing international presence and the continued rebound in deepwater Gulf of Mexico drilling activity.  This guidance assumes a 3% to 7% increase in the U.S. rig count and an increase of six to eight rigs drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico from the end of 2011."The Company anticipates that approximately 70% of the capital expenditures plan will be directed toward the U.S. land market areas, 20% to international market areas and the remainder to the Gulf of Mexico market area.Dunlap added, "Our 2012 capital expenditures plan will help support our anticipated growth as we continue to invest in high return products and services that are competing in undersupplied geographic markets. We believe our plan will assist in maintaining the product line contribution mix that is currently in place."Conference Call InformationThe Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, February 24, 2012.  The call can be accessed from Superior's website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 480-629-9771.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through Friday, March 2, 2012 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030 and using the pass code 4506360. An archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 60 days at www.superiorenergy.com.Superior Energy Services, Inc. serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through its brand name rental tools and its integrated completion and well intervention services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design solutions for customers.  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:David Dunlap, President and CEO, (281) 999-0047; Robert Taylor, CFO or Greg Rosenstein, EVP of Corporate Development, (504) 587-7374SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of OperationsThree and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2011 and 2010(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)(unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2011201020112010Revenues$ 580,037$ 456,896$ 2,070,166$ 1,681,616Cost of services (exclusive of items shown separately below)311,723257,4371,118,003918,713Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion69,76158,683257,313220,835General and administrative expenses105,41694,716383,567342,881Reduction in value of assets46,09632,00446,09632,004Gain on sale of businesses-1,0838,5581,083Income from operations47,04115,139273,745168,266Other income (expense):  Interest expense, net(20,499)(12,235)(68,439)(51,409)  Earnings from equity-method investments, net2,670(940)16,3948,245Income before income taxes29,2121,964221,700125,102Income taxes9,850(1,045)79,14643,285Net income$   19,362$     3,009$    142,554$      81,817Basic earnings per share$       0.24$       0.04$          1.79$          1.04Diluted earnings per share$       0.24$       0.04$          1.76$          1.03Weighted average common shares used  in computing earnings per share:    Basic80,00478,85679,65478,758    Diluted81,14980,13081,09579,734SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSDECEMBER 31, 2011 AND DECEMBER 31, 2010(in thousands)12/31/201112/31/2010(Unaudited)(Audited)ASSETSCurrent assets:  Cash and cash equivalents$      80,274$      50,727  Accounts receivable, net540,602452,450  Prepaid expenses34,03725,828  Inventory and other current assets228,309235,047        Total current assets883,222764,052Property, plant and equipment, net 1,507,3681,313,150Goodwill581,379588,000Notes receivable73,56869,026Equity-method investments72,47259,322Intangible and other long-term assets, net930,136113,983        Total assets$ 4,048,145$ 2,907,533LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities:  Accounts payable$    178,645$    110,276  Accrued expenses197,574162,044  Income taxes payable 7172,475  Deferred income taxes83129,353  Current portion of decommissioning liabilities14,95616,929  Current maturities of long-term debt810184,810        Total current liabilities393,533505,887Deferred income taxes 297,458223,936Decommissioning liabilities108,220100,787Long-term debt, net1,685,087681,635Other long-term liabilities110,248114,737Total stockholders' equity1,453,5991,280,551        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 4,048,145$ 2,907,533Superior Energy Services, Inc. and SubsidiariesSegment HighlightsThree months ended December 31, 2011, September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010(Unaudited)(in thousands)Three months endedRevenueDecember 31, 2011September 30, 2011December 31, 2010Subsea and Well Enhancement$                  392,193$                377,559$                  306,496Drilling Products and Services170,208163,456120,366Marine17,63624,32730,034Total Revenues$                  580,037$                565,342$                  456,896Gross Profit (1)December 31, 2011September 30, 2011December 31, 2010Subsea and Well Enhancement$                  152,841$                149,318$                  112,610Drilling Products and Services111,423104,91873,835Marine4,05010,04113,014Total Gross Profit$                  268,314$                264,277$                  199,459Income (Loss) from OperationsDecember 31, 2011(2)September 30, 2011December 31, 2010(3)Subsea and Well Enhancement$                    48,727$                  55,530$                    23,689Drilling Products and Services43,98443,02916,641Marine(45,670)5,452(25,191)--Total Income from Operations$                    47,041$                104,011$                    15,139(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) Includes $4.1 million of transaction expenses related to the acquisition of Complete Production Services recorded in general and administrative expenses of the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment, and $46.1 million in non-cash reduction of value of assets recorded in the Marine Segment.(3) Includes management transition expenses of $12.2 million recorded in general and administrative expenses, reduction of value of assets of $32.0 million recorded in the Marine Segment and a gain on sale of liftboat of $1.1 million recorded in the Marine Segment.NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONWe report our financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, the Company provides non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share because certain items are customarily excluded by analysts in published estimates and management believes, for purposes of comparability to financial performance in other periods and to evaluate the Company's trends, that it is appropriate for these items to be excluded. Management uses adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share to evaluate the Company's operational trends and historical performance on a consistent basis. The adjusted amounts are not measures of financial performance under GAAP.A reconciliation of net income, the GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP adjusted earnings and non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share, is below.  In making any comparisons to other companies, investors need to be aware that the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be directly comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. Investors should pay close attention to the specific definition being used and to the reconciliation between such measures and the corresponding GAAP measures provided by each company under applicable SEC rules. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, or superior to, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income and Earnings per ShareFor the three months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010(in thousands)Three Months EndedDecember 31,20112010Net income as reported$ 19,362$   3,009Pre-tax adjustments:Reduction in value of assets46,09632,004Costs related to the acquisition of Complete Production Services4,093-Additional interest expense related to $800 million senior notes4,056-Equity-method investments' hedging adjustments1,5072,333Gain on sale of businesses-(1,083)Incremental management transition expenses-12,189Equity-method investments' impairment losses-6,993Total pre-tax adjustments55,75252,436Income tax effect of adjustments(19,903)(18,143)Cumulative effect of tax rate change from 36% to 35.7% in 2011 and from  36% to 34.6% in 2010(579)(1,724)Non-GAAP adjusted net income$ 54,632$ 35,578Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share$     0.67$     0.44Weighted average common shares used in computingdiluted earnings per share81,14980,130Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income and Earnings per ShareFor the year ended December 31, 2011 and 2010(in thousands)Year EndedDecember 31,20112010Net income as reported$ 142,554$   81,817Pre-tax adjustments:Reduction in value of assets46,09632,004Costs related to the acquisition of Complete Production Services4,481-Additional interest expense related to $800 million senior notes4,056-Equity-method investments' hedging adjustments(4,724)1,804Gain on sale of businesses(8,558)(1,083)Incremental management transition expenses-34,983Equity-method investments' impairment losses-6,993Total pre-tax adjustments41,35174,701Income tax effect of adjustments(14,762)(25,847)Non-GAAP adjusted net income$ 169,143$ 130,671Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share$       2.09$       1.64Weighted average common shares used in computingdiluted earnings per share81,09579,734SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.