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Superior Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

HOUSTON, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 of $62.0 million, or $0.41 per share, on revenue of $470.1 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $89.7 million, or $0.59 per share for the first quarter of 2017, on revenue of $400.9 million and a net loss from continuing operations of $468.6 million, or $3.09 per share for the second quarter of 2016, on revenue of $356.3 million

David Dunlap, President and CEO, commented, “Activity in U.S. land markets accelerated rapidly during the second quarter.  Utilization of assets across most U.S. land service lines increased and service pricing also moved in a positive direction.  Nowhere was this observed more distinctly than in our pressure pumping business.  Customer resistance to pricing increases weakened throughout the quarter, indicating a rapidly tightening supply and demand balance.  Higher activity levels resulted in pressure pumping revenue increasing 32% sequentially, with minimal equipment reactivation cost during the quarter.  With most of the cost friction and reactivation inefficiencies experienced during the first quarter behind us, much of this increase in revenue fell to the bottom line, resulting in favorable incremental margins.  Improving market conditions and growing customer demand has caused us to commit to rebuild our remaining idle pressure pumping equipment.

“In the Gulf of Mexico, sand control completion services work continued to increase, as did hydraulic workover and snubbing activity.  The drilling rig forecast over the near-term for the Gulf of Mexico may be uninspiring, but our specialized, project oriented service lines such as completion services, hydraulic workover and our subsea intervention technology, which will be deployed in the second half of the year, all provide a level of revenue diversity that offsets rig count declines to some degree.

“Drilling activity also continued to slow in international markets during the quarter, primarily offshore West Africa, impacting our drilling related service lines.  Well control activity was also lower internationally during the quarter.  Offsetting these decreases was an increase in hydraulic workover and snubbing as projects commenced in several regions. 

“The U.S. land business has experienced significant improvement through the first half of 2017.  With customer activity, revenue and cash flows all ahead of expectations, we now expect our capital expenditures for the year to be within a range of $125 - $150 million dollars, an increase from approximately $100 million when the year began.  This increase is primarily due to capital rebuild of our remaining pressure pumping horsepower.”

Second Quarter 2017 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $317.9 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 23% increase as compared with revenue of $258.7 million in the first quarter of 2017 and a 102% increase compared to revenue of $157.1 million in the second quarter of 2016.  Gulf of Mexico revenue was $84.2 million, a sequential increase of 12% from first quarter 2017 revenue of $74.9 million, and a 19% decrease from revenue of $104.3 million in the second quarter of 2016.  International revenue of $68.0 million increased 1% as compared with $67.3 million in the first quarter of 2017 and decreased 28% as compared to revenue of $94.9 million in the second quarter of 2016.        

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $68.8 million, a 1% increase from first quarter 2017 revenue of $68.4 million and a 10% decrease from second quarter 2016 revenue of $76.2 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 31% sequentially to $27.8 million as land drilling activity increased throughout the quarter.  Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 5% sequentially to $22.2 million and international revenue decreased 21% sequentially to $18.8 million.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $249.1 million, a 22% increase from first quarter 2017 revenue of $205.0 million and a 115% increase from second quarter 2016 revenue of $115.9 million.  Higher levels of sequential revenue were driven by a 32% increase in pressure pumping revenue.

During the quarter, the Company spent approximately $3.8 million related to reactivation of pressure pumping horsepower.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $88.6 million, a 29% increase from first quarter 2017 revenue of $68.6 million and a 4% increase from second quarter 2016 revenue of $85.0 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 41% sequentially to $33.0 million due to increased coiled tubing activity.  Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 12% sequentially to $20.0 million primarily due to increased hydraulic workover and snubbing activity.  International revenue increased 30% sequentially to $35.6 million also primarily due to higher levels of hydraulic workover and snubbing activity.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the second quarter of 2017 was $63.6 million, an 8% increase from first quarter 2017 revenue of $58.9 million and a 20% decrease from second quarter 2016 revenue of $79.2 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 13% sequentially to $8.0 million as completion tools and products orders decreased.  Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 25% sequentially to $42.0 million as a result of increased completion tools and products revenue.  International revenue decreased 16% to $13.6 million, largely due to lower well control activity.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  The call can be accessed from the Company’s website at www.superiorenergy.com or by telephone at 888-515-2235.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through August 9, 2017 and may be accessed by calling 844-512-2921 and using the pin number 3425103.  

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) serves major, national and independent oil and natural gas companies around the world and offers products and services with respect to the various phases of a well’s economic life cycle.  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 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 oil and natural gas property; risk associated with potential changes of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management security and bonding requirements for offshore platforms; 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.


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)
(unaudited)
         
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
    2017
  2016
  2017
  2017
  2016
                     
Revenues   $ 470,068     $ 356,271     $ 400,936     $ 871,004     $ 769,404  
                     
Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)     351,802       258,635       321,986       673,788       543,974  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion     108,119       132,037       114,281       222,400       268,709  
General and administrative expenses     76,708       82,747       75,493       152,201       183,724  
Reduction in value of assets     -       460,283       -       -       462,461  
                     
Loss from operations     (66,561 )     (577,431 )     (110,824 )     (177,385 )     (689,464 )
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense, net     (23,333 )     (22,748 )     (24,250 )     (47,583 )     (46,554 )
Other income (expense)     (2,156 )     10,681       649       (1,507 )     18,436  
                     
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes     (92,050 )     (589,498 )     (134,425 )     (226,475 )     (717,582 )
                     
Income taxes     (30,011 )     (120,866 )     (44,764 )     (74,775 )     (164,414 )
                     
Net loss from continuing operations     (62,039 )     (468,632 )     (89,661 )     (151,700 )     (553,168 )
                     
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax     (1,767 )     (2,225 )     (1,998 )     (3,765 )     (4,492 )
                     
Net loss   $ (63,806 )   $ (470,857 )   $ (91,659 )   $ (155,465 )   $ (557,660 )
                     
Loss per share information:                    
Basic and Diluted                    
Net loss from continuing operations   $ (0.41 )   $ (3.09 )   $ (0.59 )   $ (1.00 )   $ (3.66 )
Loss from discontinued operations     (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.01 )     (0.02 )     (0.03 )
Net loss   $ (0.42 )   $ (3.11 )   $ (0.60 )   $ (1.02 )   $ (3.69 )
                     
Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share:                    
Basic and diluted     152,857       151,456       152,701       152,317       151,124  
                     


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
    6/30/2017   12/31/2016  
ASSETS          
           
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 177,772   $ 187,591  
Accounts receivable, net     396,814     297,164  
Income taxes receivable     1,888     101,578  
Prepaid expenses     42,926     37,288  
Inventory and other current assets     141,292     130,772  
Assets held for sale     27,322     27,158  
           
Total current assets     788,014     781,551  
           
Property, plant and equipment, net     1,455,276     1,605,365  
Goodwill     806,191     803,917  
Notes receivable     58,317     56,650  
Intangible and other long-term assets, net     178,132     222,772  
           
Total assets   $ 3,285,930   $ 3,470,255  
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable   $ 133,354   $ 94,831  
Accrued expenses     218,123     218,192  
Income taxes payable     -     694  
Current portion of decommissioning liabilities     22,212     22,164  
Liabilities held for sale     6,883     8,653  
           
Total current liabilities     380,572     344,534  
           
Deferred income taxes     182,289     243,611  
Decommissioning liabilities     104,891     101,513  
Long-term debt, net     1,287,156     1,284,600  
Other long-term liabilities     167,553     192,077  
           
Total stockholders' equity     1,163,469     1,303,920  
           
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,285,930   $ 3,470,255  
           


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017 AND 2016  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
    2017
  2016
 
           
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss   $ (155,465 )   $ (557,660 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion     222,400       268,709    
Reduction in value of assets     -       462,461    
Other noncash items     (42,898 )     (125,403 )  
Changes in working capital and other     (7,016 )     49,595    
Net cash provided by operating activities     17,021       97,702    
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Payments for capital expenditures     (56,649 )     (67,402 )  
Other     34,690       1,980    
Net cash used in investing activities     (21,959 )     (65,422 )  
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Net repayments of long-term debt     -       (84,664 )  
Other     (6,974 )     (19,730 )  
Net cash used in financing activities     (6,974 )     (104,394 )  
           
Effect of exchange rate changes in cash     2,093       (6,056 )  
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents     (9,819 )     (78,170 )  
           
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     187,591       564,017    
           
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 177,772     $ 485,847    
           


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION BY SEGMENT  
THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017, MARCH 31, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016  
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
               
    Three months ended,  
    June 30, 2017   March 31, 2017   June 30, 2016  
U.S. land              
Drilling Products and Services   $ 27,770   $ 21,162   $ 11,613  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     249,079     204,979     115,893  
Production Services     33,062     23,435     20,476  
Technical Solutions     7,921     9,085     9,121  
Total U.S. land   $ 317,832   $ 258,661   $ 157,103  
               
Gulf of Mexico              
Drilling Products and Services     22,266     23,485     34,504  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     -     -     -  
Production Services     19,937     17,746     19,991  
Technical Solutions     42,030     33,717     49,786  
Total Gulf of Mexico   $ 84,233   $ 74,948   $ 104,281  
               
International              
Drilling Products and Services   $ 18,791   $ 23,784   $ 30,087  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     -     -     -  
Production Services     35,607     27,424     44,505  
Technical Solutions     13,605     16,119     20,295  
Total International   $ 68,003   $ 67,327   $ 94,887  
               
Total Revenues   $ 470,068   $ 400,936   $ 356,271  
               


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS  
THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017, MARCH 31, 2017 AND JUNE 30, 2016   
(in thousands)  
(unaudited)  
               
    Three months ended,  
Revenues   June 30, 2017   March 31, 2017   June 30, 2016  
Drilling Products and Services   $ 68,827     $ 68,431     $ 76,204    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     249,079       204,979       115,893    
Production Services     88,606       68,605       84,972    
Technical Solutions     63,556       58,921       79,202    
Total Revenues   $ 470,068     $ 400,936     $ 356,271    
               
Income (Loss) from Operations              
Drilling Products and Services   $ (14,940 )   $ (13,167 )   $ (69,696 )  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     (28,605 )     (63,241 )     (261,206 )  
Production Services     (20,252 )     (29,212 )     (248,631 )  
Technical Solutions     (2,764 )     (5,204 )     2,102    
Total Income (Loss) from Operations   $ (66,561 )   $ (110,824 )   $ (577,431 )  
               
Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations (1)              
Drilling Products and Services   $ (14,940 )   $ (13,167 )   $ (21,749 )  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     (28,605 )     (63,241 )     (68,209 )  
Production Services     (20,252 )     (29,212 )     (23,341 )  
Technical Solutions     (2,764 )     (5,204 )     3,553    
Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations   $ (66,561 )   $ (110,824 )   $ (109,746 )  
               
(1)  Adjusted income (loss) from operations excludes the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs for the three months ended June 30, 2016.  There were no adjustments for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017.  
               


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following table reconciles income (loss) from operations by segment, which is the directly comparable financial measure determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to adjusted income (loss) from operations by segment (non-GAAP financial measure).  Income (loss) from operations by segment excludes the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs.  This financial measure is provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance. 

Reconciliation of As Reported Income (Loss) from Operations to Adjusted Income (Loss) From Operations
Three months ended June 30, 2016 
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
                     
                     
    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   $ (69,696 )   $ (261,206 )   $ (248,631 )   $ 2,102   $ (577,431 )
                     
Reduction in value of assets     47,659       188,741       223,883       -     460,283  
Restructuring costs     288       4,256       1,407       1,451     7,402  
                     
Adjusted income (loss) from operations   $ (21,749 )   $ (68,209 )   $ (23,341 )   $ 3,553   $ (109,746 )
                     


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

Superior Energy Services, Inc.