|Superior Energy Services, Inc. Posts Record Second Quarter 2006 Results|
Well Intervention, Marine and Rental Tools Post Record Quarterly Revenues and
HARVEY, La., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced record second quarter revenues of $261.8 million, adjusted net income of $46.8 million, and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.58. Adjusted net income excludes an $8.1 million after-tax loss, or $0.10 diluted earnings per share, resulting from the early extinguishment of the company's $200 million in senior notes.
Including the impact of the early extinguishment of debt, second quarter net income was $38.7 million, or $0.48 diluted earnings per share, as compared to net income of $25.1 million, or $0.32 diluted earnings per share on revenues of $190.0 million for the second quarter of 2005.
Highlights for the quarter include: * Demand in many of Superior's oilfield services markets continued to improve, translating into higher activity levels, pricing and further expansion of operating income margins. * Well Intervention revenues increased 9% from the first quarter of 2006, reflecting strong demand for production-related services and plug and abandonment work. * Rental Tool revenues increased 11% from the first quarter of 2006, largely on growth in international and domestic onshore markets. * Marine revenues increased 12% from the first quarter of 2006, as average dayrates in all liftboat classes improved. * Oil and Gas revenues increased 117% from the first quarter of 2006, as SPN Resources benefited from almost a full quarter of restored production.
Terence Hall, Chairman and CEO of Superior, commented, "We are very pleased with our record results as they reflect our ability to capture improvements in demand across all of our product and service segments as well as expand our operational footprint into new domestic and international market areas. In addition, our oil and gas segment benefited from significant increases in oil and gas production following extended, hurricane-related shut-ins.
"Our outlook remains positive for several reasons. First, our position in the markets we compete remains strong. Second, visibility in our core Gulf of Mexico market area is excellent as a result of ongoing production-related activity and post-hurricane recovery and restoration work. Third, we continue to grow through geographic diversification as indicated by our recently announced awards of more than $100 million in international contracts."
For the six months ended June 30, 2006, Superior generated record net income of $70.9 million, or $0.87 diluted earnings per share on revenues of $484.2 million, as compared to net income of $42.3 million, or $0.53 diluted earnings per share on revenues of $363.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005.
Well Intervention Group Segment
Second quarter revenues for the Well Intervention Group were a record $111.7 million, a 9% increase from the first quarter of 2006 and a 31% increase from the second quarter of 2005. Operating income was $25.7 million, or 23% of revenue, up from $19.7 million, or 19% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2006. The biggest activity increases were in cased-hole logging, engineering and project management services, plug and abandonment and well control. These increases reflect growing demand for production-related services, increased well abandonment work in the Gulf of Mexico and the company's continued involvement in providing hurricane-recovery project management and services.
Rental Tools Segment
Revenues for the Rental Tools segment were a record $86.6 million, 11% higher than the first quarter of 2006 and a 42% increase from the second quarter of 2005. Operating income was $29.4 million, or 34% of revenue, up from $26.5 million, or 34% of revenue in the first quarter of 2006. The primary factors leading to the record quarter were increased rentals of stabilizers, drill collars, drill pipe, on-site accommodations and specialty tubulars. This segment also benefited from recent expansion of on-site accommodations in the Rocky Mountains region and from increased rentals of drill pipe and specialty tubulars in several international market areas, especially South America and West Africa.
Superior's marine revenues were $34.0 million, a 12% increase over the first quarter of 2006 and an 86% increase from the second quarter of 2005. Operating income was $15.3 million, or 45% of revenue, up from $13.1 million, or 44% of revenue in the first quarter of 2006. The segment benefited from increased dayrates across the fleet. Average fleet utilization was 84% as compared to 85% in the first quarter of 2006. Average daily revenue in the second quarter was approximately $373,000, inclusive of subsistence revenue, as compared to $336,000 per day in the first quarter of 2006.
Each quarter certain liftboats undergo regulatory U.S. Coast Guard inspections, resulting in shipyard days that impact utilization. During the second quarter, the 160-175-ft. class and 250-ft. class incurred significant downtime due to shipyard days. Effective utilization, which is utilization excluding shipyard days, was 100% across all liftboat classes in the second quarter, meaning no liftboat was idle for something other than inspections or repairs.
Superior is adding a liftboat to its fleet during the third quarter following the refurbishing of the 200-ft. class Superior Intervention, giving the company five 200-ft. class liftboats.
Liftboat Average Dayrates and Utilization by Class Size Three Months Ended June 30, 2006 ($ actual) Average Class Liftboats Dayrate Utilization 145-155' 11 $10,391 89.5% 160'-175' 6 13,712 70.3% 200' 4 16,303 85.4% 230'-245' 3 27,776 91.2% 250' 2 33,936 74.2% Oil and Gas Segment
Oil and gas revenues were $33.6 million, a 117% increase over first quarter 2006 levels and a 14% improvement over the second quarter of 2005. Operating income was $5.5 million, or 16% of revenue, up from an operating loss of $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2006. Second quarter production was approximately 636,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Operating results include $1.3 million in hurricane-related repairs and maintenance expenses. In addition, insurance expense was $4.5 million higher than the first quarter of 2006 and $5.1 million higher than the second quarter of 2005 due to increased premiums as a result of industry-wide hurricane-related claims due to last year's active hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico.
Coldren Resources LP, which is 40% owned by Superior's oil and gas subsidiary SPN Resources, LLC, closed in mid-July on its previously announced acquisition of Noble Energy, Inc.'s Gulf of Mexico shelf assets. Superior will account for its investment in Coldren Resources LP under the equity method of accounting and operating results will be reflected as earnings from equity-method investments on Superior's consolidated statement of operations.
Superior to Construct Second Derrick Barge
Superior announced today that it signed definitive agreements to construct a second derrick barge for the company's use in the Gulf of Mexico market. The derrick barge will be equipped with an 880-ton Huisman crane and will accommodate 300 people. Moreover, the barge is being built to easily accommodate dynamic positioning, which may be installed at a later date. Construction costs for Superior's second derrick barge are estimated at $34 million. Based on current shipyard capacity, delivery of the derrick barge is estimated to be in the second quarter of 2008.
"Our second derrick barge will be brought to the Gulf of Mexico where we can pursue other core strategic objectives, which include performing structure removal work for SPN Resources and our traditional customers."
As previously announced, Superior's first derrick barge, the DB Performance, will be working in the Southeast Asia market area on a 14-month contract beginning in mid-August.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, July 28. The call can be accessed from Superior's website at http:/www.superiorenergy.com , or by telephone at 800-763-5557. The replay telephone number is 800-642-1687 and the replay passcode is 2809332. The replay is available beginning two hours after the call and ending August 4, 2006.
Superior Energy Services, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized oilfield services and equipment focused on serving the production-related needs of oil and gas companies primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and the drilling-related needs of oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico and select international market areas. The Company uses its production-related assets to enhance, maintain and extend production and, at the end of an offshore property's economic life, plug and decommission wells. Superior also owns and operates mature oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.
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 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.
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Operations Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2006 and 2005 (in thousands, except earnings per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Oilfield service and rental revenues $228,134 $160,522 $435,132 $307,814 Oil and gas revenues 33,625 29,478 49,096 55,433 Total revenues 261,759 190,000 484,228 363,247 Cost of oilfield services and rentals 101,286 79,561 194,541 153,174 Cost of oil and gas sales 18,702 11,091 32,907 23,896 Total cost of services and sales 119,988 90,652 227,448 177,070 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 25,727 23,580 48,642 45,977 General and administrative expenses 40,088 33,166 77,739 65,550 Gain on sale of liftboats --- 3,269 --- 3,269 Income from operations 75,956 45,871 130,399 77,919 Other income (expense): Interest expense (5,556) (5,518) (10,400) (11,093) Interest income 1,559 407 2,222 731 Earnings from equity-method investments 1,148 259 1,148 778 Reduction in value of investment in affiliate --- (1,250) --- (1,250) Loss on early extinguishment of debt (12,596) --- (12,596) --- Income before income taxes 60,511 39,769 110,773 67,085 Income taxes 21,784 14,715 39,878 24,822 Net income $38,727 $25,054 $70,895 $42,263 Basic earnings per share $0.49 $0.32 $0.89 $0.55 Diluted earnings per share $0.48 $0.32 $0.87 $0.53 Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share: Basic 79,798 77,704 79,719 77,544 Diluted 81,324 79,131 81,177 79,057 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS JUNE 30, 2006 AND DECEMBER 31, 2005 (in thousands) 06/30/2006 12/31/2005 (unaudited) (audited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $115,846 $54,457 Accounts receivable - net 233,496 196,365 Income taxes receivable --- --- Current portion of notes receivable 4,712 2,364 Prepaid insurance and other 58,493 51,116 Total current assets 412,547 304,302 Property, plant and equipment - net 608,548 534,962 Goodwill - net 224,346 220,064 Notes receivable 26,085 29,483 Equity-method investments 32,541 953 Other assets - net 12,416 7,486 Total assets $1,316,483 $1,097,250 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $45,846 $42,035 Accrued expenses 76,323 69,926 Income taxes payable 50,740 11,353 Fair value of commodity derivative instruments 5,658 10,792 Current portion of decommissioning liabilities 14,081 14,268 Current maturities of long-term debt 810 810 Total current liabilities 193,458 149,184 Deferred income taxes 95,321 97,987 Decommissioning liabilities 106,482 107,641 Long-term debt 311,694 216,596 Other long-term liabilities 3,330 1,468 Total stockholders' equity 606,198 524,374 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,316,483 $1,097,250 Superior Energy Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries Segment Highlights Three months ended June 30, 2006, March 31, 2006 and June 30, 2005 (Unaudited) (in thousands) Three months ended, June 30, March 31, June 30, Revenue 2006 2006 2005 Well Intervention $111,675 $102,073 $85,019 Rental tools 86,593 77,774 61,122 Marine 33,951 30,207 18,285 Oil and Gas 33,625 15,471 29,478 Less: Oil and Gas Eliminations (B) (4,085) (3,056) (3,904) Total Revenues $261,759 $222,469 $190,000 Three months ended, June 30, March 31, June 30, Gross Profit (A) 2006 2006 2005 Well Intervention $48,320 $42,073 $32,897 Rental tools 58,370 53,476 42,245 Marine 20,158 18,194 5,819 Oil and Gas 14,923 1,266 18,387 Total Gross Profit $141,771 $115,009 $99,348 (A) Gross profit is calculated by subtracting cost of services from revenue for each of the Company's four segments. (B) Oil and gas eliminations represent products and services from the company's segments provided to the Oil and Gas Segment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terence Hall, CEO; Robert Taylor, CFO; Greg Rosenstein, VP of Investor Relations, 504-362-4321
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