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Superior Energy Services, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Superior Energy Services, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results16:05 EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012Earnings of $0.59 Per Diluted ShareHOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced net income of $93.9 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, on revenue of $1,179.7 million for the third quarter of 2012.Non-GAAP adjusted earnings was $95.3 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, which excludes $2.3 million of pre-tax loss on the partial prepayment of the Company's $300 million 6.875% senior notes due 2014 during the third quarter.These results are compared with net income from continuing operations of $54.8 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, and net income of $59.6 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, on revenue of $537.0 million for the third quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings from continuing operations was $51.1 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011.For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company's net income from continuing operations was $306.9 million, or $2.07 per diluted share, and net income was $289.7 million, or $1.95 per diluted share, on revenue of $3,389.8 million.For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company's net income from continuing operations was $106.1 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, and net income was $123.2 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, on revenue of $1,401.9 million.David Dunlap, CEO of Superior, commented, "As previously announced, our results were impacted by a contracting market for U.S. land completion and intervention services, hurricane-related downtime in the Gulf of Mexico and delays on the completion of an arctic containment system for a customer in Alaska. The contraction in the U.S. land market has been at a slightly faster pace than what we predicted, which has resulted in lower utilization for services such as pressure pumping, coiled tubing and fluid management. As a result, our U.S. land revenue declined 11% from the second quarter of 2012."International revenue increased 7% sequentially in part due to completion tools product sales in Asia Pacific and incremental service growth in Latin America as we continue to make good progress on our international expansion efforts. We anticipate increases in international revenue growth during the fourth quarter as we commence snubbing contracts in Thailand and Saudi Arabia as well as pumping service work in Latin America."The income from operations as a percentage of revenue ('operating margin') for U.S. land completion and intervention services was at or near our expectations, while the operating margin in the Drilling and Products Services segment was at 32%, the highest margin since the fourth quarter of 2008."Geographic BreakdownFor the third quarter of 2012, U.S. land revenue was approximately $787.6 million, Gulf of Mexico revenue was approximately $189.4 million and international revenue was approximately $202.7 million.Subsea and Well Enhancement SegmentThird quarter 2012 revenue in the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment, which includes all of the legacy operations of Complete Production Services that were acquired in February 2012, was $984.8 million, as compared with $373.6 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $1,045.2 million in the second quarter of 2012, or a 6% sequential decrease.U.S. land revenue was $702.6 million, which represents an 11% sequential decline primarily due to lower demand for pressure pumping, coiled tubing and fluid management services. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 16% sequentially to $127.8 million primarily due to an increase in platform decommissioning services. International revenue increased 9% sequentially to $154.4 million primarily due to increased product sales of completion tools in Asia Pacific and additional service activity in Latin America.Drilling Products and Services Segment Third quarter 2012 revenue for the Drilling Products and Services Segment was $194.9 million, as compared with $163.5 million in the third quarter of 2011, or a 19% year-over-year improvement, and $198.2 million in the second quarter of 2012, or a 2% sequential decline.U.S. land revenue decreased 5% sequentially to $85.0 million due to small declines in demand for premium drill pipe and bottom hole assemblies in dry gas basins. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 1% sequentially to $61.6 million due to increased rentals of bottom hole assemblies and premium drill pipe. International revenue increased 1% to $48.3 million due to increased demand for accommodations and bottom hole assemblies.2012 Earnings Guidance UpdateThe Company anticipates fourth quarter earnings from continuing operations to be in a range of $0.48 and $0.52 per diluted share, resulting in a 2012 non-GAAP adjusted earnings from continuing operations range of between $2.62 and $2.66 per diluted shareMr. Dunlap commented, "We anticipate the rate of activity decline in the U.S. will ease from third quarter levels as we believe the market has already absorbed the steepest reductions in customer activity and associated rig count changes. In the Gulf of Mexico, we think activity levels will experience typical seasonal declines. We believe the international momentum we are building will serve us well in the fourth quarter and beyond."Conference Call InformationThe Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The call can be accessed from Superior's website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 480-629-9643. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through Thursday, November 8, 2012 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030 and using the pass code 4568469. An archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 60 days at http://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 drilling products 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 the Company or any other person that the projected outcomes can or will be achieved.Any forward-looking statement made in this press release is based only on information currently available to the Company and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of OperationsThree and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)(unaudited)Three Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,September 30,20122011 *20122011 *Revenues$ 1,179,665$ 537,042$ 3,389,821$ 1,401,932Cost of services (exclusive of items shown separately below)708,608285,1241,966,659752,813Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion128,16061,807366,272177,651General and administrative expenses163,45893,813496,998272,243Income from continuing operations179,43996,298559,892199,225Other income (expense): Interest expense, net(28,118)(18,894)(88,101)(47,309) Loss on early extinguishment of debt(2,294)-(2,294)- Earnings (losses) from equity-method investments, net-8,198(287)13,724 Gain on sale of equity-method investment--17,880-Income from continuing operations before income taxes149,02785,602487,090165,640Income taxes55,14030,803180,22359,589Net income from continuing operations93,88754,799306,867106,051Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax-4,781(17,207)17,141Net income$ 93,887$ 59,580$ 289,660$ 123,192Basic earnings per share:Net income from continuing operations$ 0.60$ 0.69$ 2.09$ 1.33Income (loss) from discontinued operations-0.06(0.11)0.22Net income$ 0.60$ 0.75$ 1.98$ 1.55Diluted earnings per share:Net income from continuing operations$ 0.59$ 0.67$ 2.07$ 1.31Income (loss) from discontinued operations-0.06(0.12)0.21Net income$ 0.59$ 0.73$ 1.95$ 1.52Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share: Basic157,15379,836146,61179,537 Diluted158,57681,254148,36981,125* As adjusted for discontinued operations SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETSSEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011(in thousands)9/30/201212/31/2011(Unaudited)(Audited)ASSETSCurrent assets: Cash and cash equivalents$ 79,086$ 80,274 Accounts receivable, net1,129,714540,602 Deferred income taxes31,306- Prepaid expenses102,20634,037 Inventory and other current assets180,197228,309 Available-for-sale securities20,321- Total current assets1,542,830883,222Property, plant and equipment, net 3,163,2731,507,368Goodwill2,528,312581,379Notes receivable44,12973,568Equity-method investments-72,472Intangible and other long-term assets, net511,074930,136 Total assets$ 7,789,618$ 4,048,145LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities: Accounts payable$ 268,812$ 178,645 Accrued expenses360,647197,574 Income taxes payable 148,857717 Deferred income taxes-831 Current portion of decommissioning liabilities-14,956 Current maturities of long-term debt20,000810 Total current liabilities798,316393,533Deferred income taxes 727,034297,458Decommissioning liabilities91,012108,220Long-term debt, net1,909,4161,685,087Other long-term liabilities114,771110,248Total stockholders' equity4,149,0691,453,599 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 7,789,618$ 4,048,145 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSEGMENT HIGHLIGHTSTHREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2012, JUNE 30, 2012 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2011(1)(Unaudited)(in thousands)Three months ended,RevenueSeptember 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011Subsea and Well Enhancement$ 984,783$ 1,045,169$ 373,586Drilling Products and Services194,882198,150163,456Total Revenues$ 1,179,665$ 1,243,319$ 537,042Gross Profit (2)September 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011Subsea and Well Enhancement$ 338,134$ 400,370$ 147,000Drilling Products and Services132,923131,665104,918Total Gross Profit$ 471,057$ 532,035$ 251,918Income from Continuing OperationsSeptember 30, 2012June 30, 2012September 30, 2011Subsea and Well Enhancement$ 116,680$ 179,692$ 53,458Drilling Products and Services62,75959,30842,840Total Income from Operations$ 179,439$ 239,000$ 96,298(1) Adjusted for discontinued operations (2) 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. 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 from Continuing Operations to Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations and Earnings per ShareFor the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts) Three months ended September 30, 20122011Net income from continuing operations as reported$ 93,887$ 54,799Pre-tax adjustments:Loss on early extinguishment of debt2,294-Equity-method investments' hedging activities-(5,786)Total pre-tax adjustments2,294(5,786)Income tax effect of adjustments(849)2,083Non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations$ 95,332$ 51,096Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share$ 0.60$ 0.63Weighted average common shares used in computingdiluted earnings per share158,57681,254 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:David Dunlap, President and CEO, (281) 999-0047; Robert Taylor, CFO or Greg Rosenstein, EVP, (504) 587-7374 SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.