Superior Energy Services, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced net income from continuing operations of $70.2 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, and net income of $53.9 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, on revenue of $966.8 million for the first quarter of 2012.
The Company completed its acquisition of Complete Production Services, Inc. on February 7, 2012. Financial results for the first quarter of 2012 include results from the legacy Complete business starting on February 8, 2012. The first quarter 2012 results also include a pre-tax charge for acquisition-related expenses of $29.0 million and unrealized pre-tax losses of $3.1 million from hedging contracts at the Company’s equity-method investment. Exclusive of these expenses, non-GAAP adjusted earnings from continuing operations was $90.4 million, or $0.71 per diluted share.
Discontinued operations reflect the operating results and the losses associated with the sale of the 18 liftboats and related assets comprising the marine segment and the sale of a derrick barge during the first quarter of 2012.
These results are compared with net income from continuing operations of $9.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, and net income of $15.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on revenue of $385.0 million for the first quarter of 2011.
David Dunlap, CEO of Superior, commented, “The operating results surpassed our prior expectations as sequential growth in the Drilling Products and Services Segment and the contributions from the legacy Complete Production Services were greater than anticipated. We are extremely pleased that the post-merger operations have gotten off to an excellent start.
“The resurgence in drilling activity led to a 15% sequential increase in Gulf of Mexico revenue for our Drilling Products and Services Segment. In the Subsea Well Enhancement Segment, Gulf of Mexico revenue was slightly lower as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011 due to seasonal factors. However, the decline was less than anticipated as demand for intervention and end-of-life services was better than expected. We should continue to benefit from our broad exposure to operations across the lifecycle of the well in the Gulf of Mexico, especially during the second and third quarters when the traditional work season for intervention and end-of-life projects is in full swing.
“The industry’s continued emphasis on horizontal drilling – which oftentimes requires premium drill pipe and extensive use of other downhole tools – led to a 15% sequential increase in U.S. land revenue for our Drilling Products and Services Segment. Companywide, revenue from legacy Superior products and services operating in the U.S. land market areas increased 7% sequentially as compared with a 1% decline in the U.S. land drilling rig count, which supports our belief that operational execution and efficient deployment of capital are more important drivers for us than small changes in the drilling rig count.
“Income from continuing operations as a percentage of revenue (operating margin) – excluding transaction-related expenses – was essentially unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2011. The operating margin in the Drilling Products and Services Segment increased, which offset a lower operating margin in the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment. This segment’s margin was lower primarily due to a small decline in margin for legacy Superior products and services.”
For the first quarter of 2012, U.S. land revenue was approximately $642.8 million (inclusive of approximately $375.7 million in revenue from the legacy Complete Production Services), international revenue was approximately $171.1 million (inclusive of approximately $21.7 million from the legacy Complete Production Services), and Gulf of Mexico revenue was approximately $153.0 million.
Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment
First quarter revenues in the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment were $777.5 million, which includes results from the legacy Complete from February 8, 2012. Complete contributed $397.4 million of revenue and $83.7 million of income from continuing operations.
The products and services that comprise Superior’s legacy Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment contributed revenue of $380.1 million, compared with $256.7 million in the first quarter of 2011 and $392.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, which represents a 48% year-over-year increase and a 3% sequential decrease. Sequentially, U.S. land revenue for these products and services increased 3% due to increased demand for coiled tubing and pressure control tools and services. Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 6% sequentially due to typical seasonal factors, which resulted in reduced activity levels for intervention and end-of-life services. International revenue decreased 10% due primarily to a seasonal reduction in activity for subsea construction services in southeast Asia.
Drilling Products and Services Segment
First quarter revenue for the Drilling Products and Services Segment was $189.4 million, as compared with $128.3 million in the first quarter of 2011 – a 48% year-over-year improvement – and $170.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, or 11% higher sequentially.
U.S. land revenue increased 15% sequentially primarily due to increased rentals of premium drill pipe. Demand for accommodations and ancillary equipment also increased. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 15% sequentially due to increased rentals of bottom hole assemblies, premium drill pipe and other surface tools. International revenue was essentially unchanged as compared with the fourth quarter of 2011.
2012 Earnings Guidance Update
The Company has raised the lower end of its 2012 non-GAAP adjusted earnings from continuing operations guidance. The new range is $3.30 and $3.60 per diluted share, compared with $3.20 and $3.60 previously.
Mr. Dunlap commented, “The change in earnings guidance reflects the stronger-than-anticipated first quarter results. We are essentially leaving unchanged our expectations for the remaining nine months of 2012.
“Exposure in multiple geographic market areas, product and service diversification and business mix balance provide us a degree of confidence in our guidance range. We have solid committed contracting coverage in pressure pumping through the remainder of the year and we anticipate demand for fluid management, well servicing, intervention services and downhole drilling products will remain strong driven by high service intensity in certain U.S. land basins. We expect to benefit from the ongoing recovery in deep water Gulf of Mexico activity and seasonal improvements in shallow water Gulf of Mexico demand.”
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, April 27, 2012. The call can be accessed from Superior’s website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 480-629-9645. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through Friday, May 4, 2012 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3030 and using the pass code 4530425. 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, 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 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, (504) 587-7374
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Operations Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands, except earnings per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, --------- 2012 2011 * ---- ----- Revenues $966,837 $384,997 Cost of services (exclusive of items shown separately below) 546,767 217,022 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 102,596 55,824 General and administrative expenses 176,021 84,615 Income from continuing operations 141,453 27,536 Other income (expense): Interest expense, net (29,806) (12,152) Earnings (losses) from equity- method investments, net (287) 27 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 111,360 15,411 Income taxes 41,203 5,534 ------ ----- Net income from continuing operations 70,157 9,877 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax (16,237) 5,626 Net income $53,920 $15,503 ======= ======= Basic earnings per share: Net income from continuing operations $0.56 $0.13 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.13) 0.07 ----- ---- Net income $0.43 $0.20 ===== ===== Diluted earnings per share: Net income from continuing operations $0.55 $0.12 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.13) 0.07 ----- ---- Net income $0.42 $0.19 ===== ===== Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share: Basic 125,542 79,021 ======= ====== Diluted 127,344 80,759 ======= ====== * As adjusted for discontinued operations
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS MARCH 31, 2012 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011 (in thousands) 3/31/2012 12/31/2011 --------- ---------- (Unaudited) (Audited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $135,758 $80,274 Accounts receivable, net 1,035,985 540,602 Prepaid expenses 72,792 34,037 Inventory and other current assets 278,229 228,309 ------- ------- Total current assets 1,522,764 883,222 --------- ------- Property, plant and equipment, net 2,766,310 1,507,368 Goodwill 2,504,670 581,379 Notes receivable 74,750 73,568 Equity-method investments 69,552 72,472 Intangible and other long-term assets, net 530,312 930,136 Total assets $7,468,358 $4,048,145 ========== ========== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $312,985 $178,645 Accrued expenses 284,761 197,574 Income taxes payable 26,834 717 Deferred income taxes 16,721 831 Current portion of decommissioning liabilities 15,678 14,956 Current maturities of long-term debt 20,000 810 ------ --- Total current liabilities 676,979 393,533 ------- ------- Deferred income taxes 684,894 297,458 Decommissioning liabilities 110,151 108,220 Long-term debt, net 1,978,508 1,685,087 Other long-term liabilities 104,943 110,248 Total stockholders' equity 3,912,883 1,453,599 --------- --------- Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $7,468,358 $4,048,145 ========== ==========
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSEGMENT HIGHLIGHTSTHREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012, DECEMBER 31, 2011(1) AND MARCH 31, 2011(1)(Unaudited)(in thousands) Three months ended, ------------------- Revenue March 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 March 31, 2011 -------------- ----------------- -------------- Subsea and Well Enhancement $777,480 $392,192 $256,727 Drilling Products and Services 189,357 170,208 128,270 Total Revenues $966,837 $562,400 $384,997 ======== ======== ======== Gross Profit (2) March 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 March 31, 2011 -------------- ----------------- -------------- Subsea and Well Enhancement $293,279 $157,381 $86,402 Drilling Products and Services 126,791 111,423 81,573 Total Gross Profit $420,070 $268,804 $167,975 ======== ======== ======== Income from Continuing Operations March 31, 2012 (3) December 31, 2011(4) March 31, 2011 ----------------- ------------------- -------------- Subsea and Well Enhancement $84,224 $53,321 $6,158 Drilling Products and Services 57,229 43,843 21,378 - - --- --- Total Income from Continuing Operations $141,453 $97,164 $27,536 ======== ======= =======
(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. (3) Includes $29.0 million of transaction-related expenses recorded in general and administrative expenses of the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment. (4) Includes $4.1 million of transaction-related expenses recorded in general and administrative expenses of the Subsea and Well Enhancement Segment.
We 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 Share For the three months ended March 31, 2012 (in thousands) Three months ended March 31, 2012 -------------- Net income from continuing operations as reported $70,157 Pre-tax adjustments: -------------------- Costs related to acquisitions, primarily Complete Production Services 29,047 Equity-method investments' hedging adjustments 3,139 Total pre-tax adjustments 32,186 Income tax effect of adjustments (11,909) ------- Non-GAAP adjusted net income from continuing operations $90,434 ======= Non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share $0.71 ===== Weighted average common shares used in computing diluted earnings per share 127,344 =======
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