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Superior Energy Services Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the "Company") today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 of $113.9 million, or $0.75 per share, on revenue of $326.2 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2016 of $468.6 million, or $3.09 per share, on revenue of $356.3 million and a net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2015 of $816.6 million, or $5.42 per share, on revenue of $601.4 million.

The Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $4.3 million for restructuring costs during the third quarter.  The resulting adjusted net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2016 was $110.9 million, or $0.73 per share.  This compares to an adjusted net loss from continuing operations of $80.4 million, or $0.53 per share for the second quarter of 2016, and an adjusted net loss from continuing operations of $68.8 million, or $0.46 per share for the third quarter of 2015.

David Dunlap, President and CEO, commented, "The third quarter was clearly one of transition in U.S. land markets.  The U.S. land rig count increased throughout the quarter and crude oil and natural gas prices stabilized.  Despite these key early indicators that a cyclical recovery may be approaching, customer urgency around increased activity levels remained lethargic.

"A transition period in U.S. land markets following such a severe downturn may take several quarters to unfold but we've maintained throughout the downturn that we will respond early when market conditions improve and that is exactly what we began to do as the third quarter progressed.  Our cash liquidity provides us the ability to ramp into a recovery and aggressively position our most competitive product and service lines in the market to fully benefit from higher utilization and pricing increases as they occur.

"While U.S. land markets may be beginning to awaken, the Gulf of Mexico and certain international markets continue to lag and declined further during the third quarter.  We will continue to appropriately size our businesses in these geographies but we will also pursue opportunities that will enhance our performance when these markets improve." 

Third Quarter 2016 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $170.2 million in the third quarter of 2016, an 8% increase as compared with revenue of $157.1 million in the second quarter of 2016 and a 50% decrease compared to revenue of $338.3 million in the third quarter of 2015.  Gulf of Mexico revenue was $73.4 million, a sequential decrease of 30% from second quarter 2016 revenue of $104.3 million, and a 44% decrease from revenue of $131.9 million in the third quarter of 2015.  International revenue decreased 13% to $82.6 million as compared with $94.9 million in the second quarter of 2016 and decreased 37% as compared to revenue of $131.2 million in the third quarter of 2015.           

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the third quarter of 2016 was $63.6 million, a 21% decrease from second quarter 2016 revenue of $80.7 million and a 51% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $128.5 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 30% sequentially to $15.2 million, as land drilling activity increased throughout the quarter. Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 32% sequentially to $26.5 million resulting from fewer rigs working throughout the quarter.  International revenue decreased 27% sequentially to $21.9 million, also as a result of reduced drilling activity during the quarter. 

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the third quarter of 2016 was $125.0 million, an 8% increase from second quarter 2016 revenue of $115.9 million and a 38% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $202.9 million.  On a sequential basis, the revenue increase was driven by higher well fracturing utilization as completion activity, primarily in the Permian Basin, increased during the quarter.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the third quarter of 2016 was $73.6 million, a 9% decrease from second quarter 2016 revenue of $80.5 million and a 55% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $163.9 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 6% sequentially to $19.3 million due to lower levels of coiled tubing activity which was partially offset by increased well testing revenue.  Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 9% sequentially to $14.2 million due to decreased hydraulic workover and snubbing and electric line activity which was offset slightly by increased coiled tubing and slickline activity.  International revenue decreased 10% sequentially to $40.1 million primarily due to a decrease in well service and intervention activity in Latin America.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the third quarter of 2016 was $64.0 million, a 19% decrease from second quarter 2016 revenue of $79.2 million and a 40% decrease from third quarter 2015 revenue of $106.1 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 17% sequentially to $10.7 million primarily due to increased well control activity.  Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 34% sequentially to $32.7 million due to decreased completion tools revenue and lower subsea intervention activity.  International revenue was unchanged at $20.6 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  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 November 1, 2016 and may be accessed by calling 201-612-7415 and using the pass code 13646177#.  

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) 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.  For more information, visit: www.superiorenergy.com.

The press release contains, and future oral or written statements or press releases by us and our management may contain, 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 our management for future operations and activities are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by our 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 our 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 capital expenditures, 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 we may have limited or no insurance coverage or indemnification rights; the effect of regulatory programs (including regarding worker health and safety laws) and environmental matters on our operations or prospects, including the risk that future changes in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing could reduce or eliminate demand for our pressure pumping services, or that future changes in climate change legislation could result in increased operating costs or reduced commodity demand globally; counter-party risks associated with reliance on key suppliers; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting our operations; credit risk associated with our customer base;  the potential inability to retain key employees and skilled workers; challenges with estimating our oil and natural gas reserves and potential liabilities related to our properties; risks inherent in acquiring businesses; risks associated with cyber-attacks; risks associated with business growth during an industry recovery outpacing the capabilities of our infrastructure and workforce; political, legal, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations; potential changes in tax laws, adverse positions taken by tax authorities or tax audits impacting our operating results; risks associated with our outstanding debt obligations and the potential effect of limiting our future growth and operations; our continued access to credit markets on favorable terms; and the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on our operations. These risks and other uncertainties related to our business are described in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions on which our 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 we cannot control or anticipate. Further, we may make changes to our business strategies and plans (including our capital spending and capital allocation plans) at any time and without notice, based on any changes in the above-listed factors, our assumptions or otherwise, any of which could or will affect our results. For all these reasons, actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or implied by us in our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of our forward-looking statements for any reason and, notwithstanding any changes in our assumptions, changes in our 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.

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

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2016


2015


2016


2015










Revenues


$  326,225


$  601,396


$ 1,095,629


$  2,229,415










Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)


258,168


420,485


802,142


1,468,264

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion


123,308


146,757


392,017


467,329

General and administrative expenses


86,743


123,189


270,467


403,812

Reduction in value of assets


-


755,632


462,461


1,563,269










Loss from operations


(141,994)


(844,667)


(831,458)


(1,673,259)










Other income (expense):









  Interest expense, net


(21,771)


(22,622)


(68,325)


(71,213)

  Other income (expense)


3,667


(3,123)


22,103


(10,620)










Loss from continuing operations before income taxes


(160,098)


(870,412)


(877,680)


(1,755,092)










Income taxes


(46,185)


(53,825)


(210,599)


(161,876)










Net loss from continuing operations


(113,913)


(816,587)


(667,081)


(1,593,216)










Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax


(4,085)


(4,610)


(8,577)


(24,107)










Net loss


$ (117,998)


$ (821,197)


$  (675,658)


$ (1,617,323)



















Loss per share information:









Basic and Diluted









Net loss from continuing operations


$       (0.75)


$       (5.42)


$        (4.40)


$        (10.60)

Loss from discontinued operations


(0.03)


(0.03)


(0.06)


(0.16)

Net loss


$       (0.78)


$       (5.45)


$        (4.46)


$        (10.76)










Weighted average common shares used









  in computing earnings per share:









    Basic and diluted


151,707


150,742


151,337


150,372

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015

(in thousands)








9/30/2016


12/31/2015

ASSETS










Current assets:





  Cash and cash equivalents


$    278,155


$    564,017

  Accounts receivable, net


271,323


428,514

  Prepaid expenses


37,477


42,298

  Inventory and other current assets


151,084


165,062

  Assets held for sale


62,247


95,234






        Total current assets


800,286


1,295,125






Property, plant and equipment, net 


1,753,713


2,123,291

Goodwill


806,087


1,140,101

Notes receivable


55,782


52,382

Intangible and other long-term assets, net


227,952


303,345






        Total assets


$ 3,643,820


$ 4,914,244






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY










Current liabilities:





  Accounts payable


$      81,641


$    114,475

  Accrued expenses


242,376


271,246

  Income taxes payable 


2,919


9,185

  Current portion of decommissioning liabilities


22,770


19,052

  Current maturities of long-term debt


-


29,957

  Liabilities held for sale


3,080


4,661






        Total current liabilities


352,786


448,576






Deferred income taxes 


200,664


383,069

Decommissioning liabilities


99,485


98,890

Long-term debt, net


1,283,581


1,588,263

Other long-term liabilities


193,571


184,634






Total stockholders' equity


1,513,733


2,210,812






        Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$ 3,643,820


$ 4,914,244

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, JUNE 30, 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)










Three months ended, 

Revenue


September 30, 2016


June 30, 2016


September 30, 2015

Drilling Products and Services


$                   63,570


$         80,633


$                 128,489

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


125,022


115,893


202,912

Production Services


73,540


80,543


163,937

Technical Solutions


64,093


79,202


106,058








Total Revenues


$                 326,225


$       356,271


$                 601,396















Income (Loss) from Operations


September 30, 2016


June 30, 2016


September 30, 2015

Drilling Products and Services


$                  (29,347)


$       (71,275)


$                     6,997

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


(74,195)


(261,206)


(795,397)

Production Services


(27,722)


(247,052)


(46,065)

Technical Solutions


(10,730)


2,102


(10,202)








Total Income (Loss) from Operations


$                (141,994)


$     (577,431)


$                (844,667)








Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations (1)


September 30, 2016


June 30, 2016


September 30, 2015

Drilling Products and Services


$                  (27,333)


$       (23,214)


$                     7,536

Onshore Completion and Workover Services


(73,401)


(68,209)


(53,206)

Production Services


(26,803)


(21,876)


(23,818)

Technical Solutions


(10,210)


3,553


(9,046)








Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations


$                (137,747)


$     (109,746)


$                  (78,534)








(1)  Adjusted income (loss) from operations excludes the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs for the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile consolidated net loss from continuing operations and income (loss) from operations by segment, which are the directly comparable financial results determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to consolidated adjusted loss from continuing operations and adjusted income (loss) from operations by segment (non-GAAP financial measures).  Consolidated adjusted loss from continuing operations and income (loss) from operations by segment exclude the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs.  These financial measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance. 

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

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)
















Three months ended,



September 30, 2016


June 30, 2016


September 30, 2015



Consolidated


Per Share


Consolidated


Per Share


Consolidated


Per Share














Reported net loss from continuing operations


$     (113,913)


$    (0.75)


$     (468,632)


$    (3.09)


$     (816,587)


$    (5.42)














Reduction in value of assets and other items


4,247


0.03


467,685


3.09


766,133


5.08

Income taxes


(1,225)


(0.01)


(79,450)


(0.53)


(18,370)


(0.12)














Adjusted net loss from continuing operations


$     (110,891)


$    (0.73)


$       (80,397)


$    (0.53)


$       (68,824)


$    (0.46)

 

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

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three months ended, September 30, 2016



Drilling
Products
and
Services


Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services


Production
Services



Technical
Solutions


Consolidated












Reported loss from operations


$ (29,347)


$         (74,195)


$   (27,722)


$ (10,730)


$     (141,994)












Restructuring costs


2,014


794


919


520


4,247












Adjusted loss from operations


$ (27,333)


$         (73,401)


$   (26,803)


$ (10,210)


$     (137,747)














Three months ended, June 30, 2016



Drilling
Products
and
Services


Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services


Production
Services



Technical
Solutions


Consolidated












Reported income (loss) from operations


$ (71,275)


$       (261,206)


$ (247,052)


$     2,102


$     (577,431)












Reduction in value of assets


47,659


188,741


223,883


-


460,283

Restructuring costs


402


4,256


1,293


1,451


7,402












Adjusted income (loss) from operations


$ (23,214)


$         (68,209)


$   (21,876)


$     3,553


$     (109,746)














Three months ended, September 30, 2015



Drilling
Products
and
Services


Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services


Production
Services



Technical
Solutions


Consolidated












Reported income (loss) from operations


$    6,997


$       (795,397)


$   (46,065)


$ (10,202)


$     (844,667)












Reduction in value of assets


-


740,000


15,632


-


755,632

Restructuring costs


539


2,191


6,615


1,156


10,501












Adjusted income (loss) from operations


$    7,536


$         (53,206)


$   (23,818)


$   (9,046)


$       (78,534)

 

 

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SOURCE Superior Energy Services, Inc.