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Superior Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

HOUSTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) (the "Company") today announced an adjusted net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2015 of $47.4 million, or a $0.31 loss per share, excluding special items, on revenue of $710.8 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $1.5 million, or $0.01 loss per share for the first quarter of 2015, on revenue of $917.2 million.  Reported loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2015 was $775.1 million, or a $5.15 loss per share.

In light of the continuing downturn in the oil and gas industry, including the deteriorating demand for oilfield services, the Company reported a pre-tax charge of $807.6 million related to the reduction in value of assets during the second quarter of 2015.  Of this charge, a pre-tax amount of $232.2 million related to the reduction in value of long-lived assets in the U.S. land and Mexico markets, primarily related to coiled tubing operations.  The remaining amount, a pre-tax charge of $575.4 million, is an impairment of goodwill in the Company's Production Services segment. 

"During the second quarter we continued to emphasize cost reduction efforts as customer activity remained weak and equipment overcapacity weighed on service pricing," said David Dunlap, President and CEO of the Company.

"Our efforts have resulted in general and administrative costs better than expectations and we expect to maintain these costs 10-15% below 2014 levels.  Companywide headcount has been reduced by approximately 3,400 positions since the end of the 2014, representing 24% of our workforce.  We have also reduced our cost per employee in our U.S. land related businesses by approximately 20% during the first half of 2015. We will continue to find ways, through compression or restructuring of our businesses, to reduce and eliminate costs with a goal of returning to profitability despite a challenging business environment. 

"We also remain focused on operational excellence and customer service during this downturn.  Although the average U.S. land rig count declined approximately 35% during the second quarter, our total revenue was down 22%, demonstrating the importance of product line and geographic diversity.  We benefited from increased project related activity in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally and also performed well in Latin America across our service offerings there.  Despite U.S. land markets showing extreme weakness, we are focused on maintaining our presence with existing customers and optimizing our operational and financial performance.

"Superior Energy is committed to improving performance and positioning itself for strong results when a recovery begins.  We made prudent investments and built cash ahead of this downturn and as a result we will have flexibility ahead of a recovery when that occurs.  For the time being, we will continue to pursue cost reductions, generate free cash flow and be prepared to capitalize on any opportunities a prolonged downturn can present."     

Second Quarter 2015 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $378.8 million in the second quarter of 2015, as compared with $721.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $576.3 million in the first quarter of 2015.  Gulf of Mexico revenue was $162.5 million, as compared with $211.7 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $184.1 million in the first quarter of 2015.  International revenue was $169.5 million, as compared with $174.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $156.8 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was $148.7 million, a 34% decrease from second quarter 2014 revenue of $226.0 million and a 25% decrease from first quarter 2015 revenue of $199.5 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 39% sequentially to $38.2 million, Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 27% sequentially to $63.4 million and international revenue decreased 7% sequentially to $47.1 million.  Revenues for all major product lines of this segment were lower due to the continued low levels of activity in the oil and gas industry and continued pricing pressure. 

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was $226.4 million, a 43% decrease from second quarter 2014 revenue of $398.1 million, and 36% lower than first quarter 2015 revenue of $350.9 million.  All product lines in this segment were impacted negatively by a steep decline in the U.S. rig count and pricing pressure resulting from significant industry overcapacity.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was $208.7 million, a 39% decrease from second quarter 2014 revenue of $343.9 million and a 17% decrease from first quarter 2015 revenue of $251.5 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 31% sequentially during the quarter to $100.3 million, and Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 13% sequentially to $22.3 million as customers continued to decrease spending and activity.  International revenue increased 6% sequentially to $86.1 million due to increased levels of hydraulic workover, snubbing and electric line operations.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was $127.0 million, a 9% decrease from second quarter 2014 revenue of $139.6 million and a 10% increase from first quarter 2015 revenue of $115.3 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 23% sequentially to $13.9 million as a result of lower levels of activity in the U.S. oil and gas industry. Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 7% sequentially to $76.8 million due primarily to increased project activity levels associated with favorable seasonal conditions.  International revenue increased 43% sequentially to $36.3 million due primarily to higher completion tools revenue.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, July 31, 2015.  The call can be accessed from the Company's website at www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 412-902-0030.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through August 14, 2015 and may be accessed by calling 201-612-7415 and using the pass code 13612792#. 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 drilling products and its integrated completion and well intervention services and tools, supported by an engineering staff who plan and design solutions for customers.

The press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Generally, the words "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks" and "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. All statements other than statements of historical fact regarding the Company's financial position, financial performance, liquidity, strategic alternatives, market outlook, future capital needs, capital allocation plans, business strategies and other plans and objectives of the Company's management for future operations and activities are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of its experience and prevailing circumstances on the date such statements are made. Such forward-looking statements, and the assumptions on which they are based, are inherently speculative and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from such statements. Such uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the cyclicality and volatility of the oil and gas industry, including changes in prevailing levels of exploration, production and development activity; changes in prevailing oil and gas prices or expectations about future prices; operating hazards, including the significant possibility of accidents resulting in personal injury or death, property damage or environmental damage for which the Company may have limited or no insurance coverage or indemnification rights; the effect of regulatory programs and environmental matters on the Company's operations or prospects, including the risk that future changes in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing could reduce or eliminate demand for the Company's pressure pumping services; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting the Company's operations; the potential shortage of skilled workers; risks inherent in acquiring businesses; risks associated with business growth outpacing the capabilities of the Company's infrastructure and workforce; political, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's international operations; the Company's continued access to credit markets on favorable terms; the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on the Company's operations; the risks inherent in long-term fixed-price contracts; and other risks disclosed in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which the Company's forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after such statements are made, including for example the market prices of oil and gas and regulations affecting oil and gas operations, which the Company cannot control or anticipate. Further, the Company may make changes to its business strategies and plans (including its capital spending and capital allocation plans) at any time and without notice, based on any changes in the above-listed factors, the Company's assumptions or otherwise, any of which could or will affect its results. For all these reasons, actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied by the Company in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements for any reason and, notwithstanding any changes in the assumptions, changes in the Company's business plans, our actual experience, or other changes.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2015


2014


2015


2014










Revenues


$  710,784


$ 1,107,552


$ 1,628,019


$ 2,168,970










Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of items shown separately below)


465,533


650,293


1,047,779


1,301,898

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion


158,352


160,965


320,572


323,283

General and administrative expenses


129,661


146,853


280,623


302,772

Reduction in value of assets


807,637


-


807,637


-










Income (loss) from operations


(850,399)


149,441


(828,592)


241,017










Other income (expense):









  Interest expense, net


(25,382)


(24,560)


(48,591)


(48,441)

  Other income (expense)


(6,524)


606


(7,495)


571










Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


(882,305)


125,487


(884,678)


193,147










Income taxes


(107,173)


46,430


(108,051)


71,464










Net income (loss) from continuing operations


(775,132)


79,057


(776,627)


121,683










Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax


(9,857)


(3,895)


(19,497)


(9,849)










Net income (loss)


$(784,989)


$      75,162


$  (796,124)


$    111,834



















Basic earnings (losses) per share:









Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$      (5.15)


$          0.51


$        (5.17)


$          0.77

Income (loss) from discontinued operations


(0.07)


(0.03)


(0.13)


(0.06)

Net income (loss)


$      (5.22)


$          0.48


$        (5.30)


$          0.71










Diluted earnings (losses) per share:









Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$      (5.15)


$          0.50


$        (5.17)


$          0.76

Income (loss) from discontinued operations


(0.07)


(0.03)


(0.13)


(0.06)

Net income (loss)


$      (5.22)


$          0.47


$        (5.30)


$          0.70










Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share:









    Basic


150,485


156,399


150,196


157,302

    Diluted


150,485


159,101


150,196


159,994










 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, 2015 and  December 31, 2014

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



6/30/2015


12/31/2014

ASSETS










Current assets:





  Cash and cash equivalents


$      500,262


$   393,046

  Accounts receivable, net


570,528


926,768

  Deferred income taxes


26,387


32,138

  Prepaid expenses


62,107


74,750

  Inventory and other current assets


192,930


185,429

  Assets held for sale


131,582


116,680






        Total current assets


1,483,796


1,728,811






Property, plant and equipment, net 


2,461,629


2,733,839

Goodwill


1,892,377


2,468,409

Notes receivable


26,811


25,970

Intangible and other long-term assets, net


350,974


420,360






        Total assets


$   6,215,587


$ 7,377,389






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities:





  Accounts payable


$      134,681


$   225,306

  Accrued expenses


305,622


363,747

  Income taxes payable 


7,501


40,213

  Current maturities of long-term debt


26,279


20,941

  Liabilities held for sale


10,732


61,840






        Total current liabilities


484,815


712,047






Deferred income taxes 


559,516


702,996

Decommissioning liabilities


93,076


88,000

Long-term debt, net


1,618,686


1,627,842

Other long-term liabilities


173,922


166,766






Total stockholders' equity


3,285,572


4,079,738






        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$   6,215,587


$ 7,377,389

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2015, MARCH 31, 2015 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(in thousands)





Three months ended, 

Revenue


June 30, 2015


March 31, 2015


June 30, 2014

Drilling Products and Services


$       148,670


$          199,459


$       225,982

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


226,363


350,992


398,048

Production Services


208,744


251,469


343,876

Technical Solutions


127,007


115,315


139,646








Total Revenues


$       710,784


$          917,235


$    1,107,552















Income (Loss) from Operations


June 30, 2015


March 31, 2015


June 30, 2014

Drilling Products and Services


$           3,231


$            47,164


$         66,948

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


(84,553)


(1,226)


31,748

Production Services


(772,554)


(22,687)


27,334

Technical Solutions


3,477


(1,444)


23,411








Total Income (Loss) from Operations


$     (850,399)


$            21,807


$       149,441








Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations (1)


June 30, 2015


March 31, 2015


June 30, 2014

Drilling Products and Services


$         19,028


$            47,164


$         66,948

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


(44,290)


(1,226)


31,748

Production Services


(20,977)


(22,687)


27,334

Technical Solutions


3,477


(1,444)


23,411








Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations


$       (42,762)


$            21,807


$       149,441


(1)  Adjusted income (loss) from operations excludes the impact of reduction in value of assets for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

From time to time, management may publicly disclose certain "non-GAAP financial measures" in our earnings releases, financial presentations or earnings conference calls. These non-GAAP measures may include adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations, adjusted income (loss) from operations, EBITDA and free cash flow. The Company provides reconciliations to the nearest GAAP measure for these and other non-GAAP measures on a quarterly basis.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations that would be reflected in measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

These financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance. In addition, because the Company has reported certain non-GAAP measures in the past, the Company believes the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the Company's financial reporting.

 

Reconciliation of As Reported Net Loss from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Net Loss From Continuing Operations

For the three months ended June 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Consolidated


Per Share












Reported net loss from continuing operations


$  (775,132)


$(5.15)












Reduction in value of assets, net of tax


727,755


4.84












Adjusted net loss from continuing operations


$    (47,377)


$(0.31)




 

Reconciliation of As Reported Income (Loss) from Operations to Adjusted Income (Loss) From Operations

For the three months ended June 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Drilling
Products
and
Services


Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services


Production
Services



Technical
Solutions


Consolidated












Reported income (loss) from operations


$   3,231


$ (84,553)


$(772,554)


$ 3,477


$  (850,399)












Reduction in value of assets


15,797


40,263


751,577


-


807,637












Adjusted income (loss) from operations


$ 19,028


$ (44,290)


$  (20,977)


$ 3,477


$    (42,762)

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Vincent, VP of Investor Relations, (713) 654-2200

 

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SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.