|Superior Energy Services Posts Record First Quarter 2007 Results|
Diluted EPS Increases Almost 100% While Non-Gulf of Mexico Revenue Doubles From the First Quarter of 2006
HARVEY, La., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced record net income of $64.0 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.78 on revenues of $362.9 million, as compared to net income of $32.2 million, or $0.40 diluted earnings per share on revenues of $222.5 million for the first quarter of 2006. The results also compare favorably to the fourth quarter of 2006, in which net income was $62.2 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.76, on revenues of $319.1 million.
Factors impacting the quarter as compared to the most recent quarter include the following:
* Well Intervention revenues increased 31% from the fourth quarter of 2006 primarily due to a full quarter contribution from the Warrior Energy Services acquisition. * Rental Tool revenues increased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2006, largely due to increased rental activity in Texas, the North Sea, Norway and West Africa market areas. * Marine revenues decreased 10% from the fourth quarter of 2006 due to lower utilization as a result of poor weather in the Gulf of Mexico. * Oil and Gas revenues decreased 8% from the fourth quarter of 2006 due mainly to lower oil and gas production. * Revenue from non-Gulf of Mexico market areas was approximately $175 million as compared to approximately $139 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 and approximately $88 million in the first quarter of 2006. * The Company's earnings from its equity investment in Coldren Resources was negatively impacted by $3.3 million in unrealized losses from its oil and gas hedge positions as compared to $0.7 million in unrealized gains during the fourth quarter of 2006.
Terence Hall, Chairman and CEO of Superior, stated, "We are again pleased with our strong performance during the first quarter of 2007. Our growth strategy played out nicely during the period as some of our businesses accelerated while others remained seasonally slow before improving late in the quarter. As compared to last year's quarter, however, we grew EPS nearly 100% while doubling our non-Gulf of Mexico revenues. Also, our operating margins improved over last year and sequentially as a result of improved mix of production-related projects both through Warrior and through existing services internationally. We intend to continue to execute our geographic diversification strategy throughout 2007 and beyond."
Well Intervention Group Segment
First quarter revenues for the Well Intervention Group were a record $174.5 million, a 31% increase from the fourth quarter of 2006 and a 71% increase from the first quarter of 2006. Income from operations was $45.9 million, or 26% of segment revenue as compared to $28.7 million, or 22% of segment revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2006. Domestic land revenue increased due to a full quarter of revenues contribution from Warrior Energy Services. As a result, revenues and income from operations from coiled tubing, electric line and snubbing services increased. In addition, international revenues increased due to the ongoing derrick barge charter and construction in the Asia Pacific market area and increased well control activity. Sequential activity levels for the company's core production- related services were slightly lower due primarily to seasonal factors. However, activity for many of these services improved as the quarter progressed.
Rental Tools Segment
Revenues for the Rental Tools Segment were a record $118.6 million, 9% higher than the fourth quarter of 2006 and a 52% increase from the first quarter of 2006. Income from operations was $45.2 million, or 38% of segment revenue, up from $41.7 million, or 38% of segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2006. Demand increased for rentals of stabilizers, drill collars, drill pipe, specialty tubulars and accessories. Geographic market areas showing the biggest improvements from the fourth quarter of 2006 were the North Sea, Norway and West Africa, and domestically in North Texas.
Superior's marine revenues were $35.9 million, a 10% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2006 and a 19% increase from the first quarter of 2006. Income from operations was $16.5 million, or 46% of segment revenue, down from $19.2 million, or 48% of segment revenue in the fourth quarter of 2006. Average daily revenue in the first quarter was approximately $399,000, inclusive of subsistence revenue, as compared to $434,000 per day in the fourth quarter of 2006. The lower daily revenue was due to lower utilization primarily as a result of seasonal factors in the Gulf of Mexico. Average fleet utilization was 74% as compared to 80% in the fourth quarter of 2006 and 85% in the first quarter of 2006. The biggest utilization changes were primarily in the smaller liftboat classes. Utilization for the company's 10 larger liftboats (200 ft. of leg length and greater) increased to 89% from 86% in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Liftboat Average Dayrates and Utilization by Class Size Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 ($ actual) Average Class Liftboats Dayrate Utilization 145-155' 11 $11,638 65.2% 160'-175' 6 15,473 67.0% 200' 5 20,295 86.7% 230'-245' 3 27,667 85.9% 250' 2 39,069 100.0% Oil and Gas Segment
Oil and gas revenues were $37.0 million, an 8% decrease from fourth quarter 2006 levels and a significant improvement over the first quarter of 2006. Income from operations was $5.1 million, or 14% of segment revenue, down from $8.6 million, or 21% of segment revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2006. First quarter production was approximately 711,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe), or about 7,900 boe per day, down from approximately 772,000 boe, or 8,400 boe per day in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call at 10 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 3, 2007. The call can be accessed from Superior's website at http://www.superiorenergy.com, or by telephone at 303-262-2175. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through Thursday, May 10, 2007 and may be accessed by calling 303-590-3000 and using the pass code 11088401#. 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-related needs of oil and gas companies primarily through its rental tools segment and the production-related needs of oil and gas companies through its well intervention, rental tools and marine segments. The Company uses its production-related assets to enhance, maintain and extend existing production and, at the end of a property's economic life, plug and abandon wells and decommission platforms and structures. 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 Months Ended March 31, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands, except earnings per share amounts) (unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2007 2006 Oilfield service and rental revenues $325,895 $206,998 Oil and gas revenues 37,029 15,471 Total revenues 362,924 222,469 Cost of oilfield services and rentals 142,429 93,255 Cost of oil and gas sales 18,058 14,205 Total cost of services, rentals and sales 160,487 107,460 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 38,844 22,915 General and administrative expenses 50,859 37,651 Income from operations 112,734 54,443 Other income (expense): Interest expense, net (8,278) (4,844) Interest income 579 663 Losses from equity-method investments (5,006) --- Income before income taxes 100,029 50,262 Income taxes 36,010 18,094 Net income $64,019 $32,168 Basic earnings per share $0.79 $0.40 Diluted earnings per share $0.78 $0.40 Weighted average common shares used in computing earnings per share: Basic 80,632 79,639 Diluted 82,156 80,988 SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS MARCH 31, 2007 AND DECEMBER 31, 2006 (in thousands) 3/31/2007 12/31/2006 (unaudited) (audited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $31,986 $38,970 Accounts receivable, net 327,899 303,800 Income taxes receivable --- 2,630 Current portion of notes receivable 15,149 14,824 Prepaid insurance and other 49,712 59,563 Total current assets 424,746 419,787 Property, plant and equipment, net 885,330 804,228 Goodwill 462,231 444,687 Notes receivable 16,101 16,137 Equity-method investments 59,582 64,603 Intangible and other long-term assets, net 126,754 125,036 Total assets $1,974,744 $1,874,478 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $74,012 $65,451 Accrued expenses 130,480 141,684 Income taxes payable 23,476 --- Current portion of decommissioning liabilities 36,316 35,150 Current maturities of long-term debt 810 810 Total current liabilities 265,094 243,095 Deferred income taxes 121,586 112,011 Decommissioning liabilities 86,600 87,046 Long-term debt 711,613 711,505 Other long-term liabilities 13,519 10,133 Total stockholders' equity 776,332 710,688 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $1,974,744 $1,874,478 Superior Energy Services, Inc. and Subsidiaries Segment Highlights Three months ended March 31, 2007, December 31, 2006 and March 31, 2006 (Unaudited) (in thousands) Three months ended, March 31, December 31, March 31, Revenue 2007 2006 2006 Well Intervention $174,548 $133,157 $102,073 Rental tools 118,563 108,526 77,774 Marine 35,866 39,944 30,207 Oil and Gas 37,029 40,378 15,471 Less: Oil and Gas Eliminations (2) (3,082) (2,929) (3,056) Total Revenues $362,924 $319,076 $222,469 Three months ended, March 31, December 31, March 31, Gross Profit (1) 2007 2006 2006 Well Intervention $80,556 $55,319 $42,073 Rental tools 81,532 75,935 53,476 Marine 21,377 24,033 18,194 Oil and Gas 18,972 22,819 1,266 Total Gross Profit $202,437 $178,106 $115,009 (1) Gross profit is calculated by subtracting cost of services from revenue for each of the Company's four segments. (2) 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 Corporate Development, 504-362-4321
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