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Superior Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

HOUSTON, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2018 of $25.4 million, or $0.16 per share, on revenue of $535.5 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $59.9 million, or $0.39 per share, for the first quarter of 2018, on revenue of $482.3 million and a net loss from continuing operations of $62.0 million, or $0.41 per share for the second quarter of 2017, on revenue of $470.1 million

“Our results continued to improve during the second quarter, driven by increases in U.S. land utilization,” commented David Dunlap, President and CEO.  “Sand supply chain issues, which impeded completions oriented utilization during the first quarter were resolved.  We also activated additional hydraulic horsepower (“HHP”), bringing the active size of our pressure pumping fleet to 750,000 HHP.  Higher levels of utilization and active horsepower resulted in an approximate 25% increase of sand volumes pumped sequentially. 

“Gulf of Mexico activity was relatively unchanged as higher drill pipe demand was offset by lower levels of workover activity and some expected completion tools work moving to the third quarter.  Improved results internationally were driven by much stronger hydraulic workover activity and increased drill pipe demand.

“I’m proud of the way the men and women of Superior Energy have met the challenges we’ve faced during the recent industry downturn.  As a result of their hard work, and our purpose driven culture, we approached breakeven operating income, and EBITDA grew by 35% over first quarter adjusted EBITDA.  Our strategy of allocating capital towards pressure pumping and our cornerstone global franchises during the downturn has us on solid footing as we work to improve returns, increase our cash balances and reduce debt levels as the cycle progresses.”

Second Quarter 2018 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $375.4 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 13% as compared with revenue of $331.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, and an 18% increase compared to revenue of $317.9 million in the second quarter of 2017.  Gulf of Mexico revenue was $72.2 million, a decrease of 5% as compared with revenue of $76.0 million in the first quarter of 2018, and a 14% decrease from revenue of $84.2 million in the second quarter of 2017.  International revenue of $87.9 million increased 18% as compared with $74.8 million in the first quarter of 2018 and increased 29% as compared to revenue of $68.0 million in the second quarter of 2017.         

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2018 was $94.0 million, a 10% increase from first quarter 2018 revenue of $85.2 million and a 37% increase from second quarter 2017 revenue of $68.8 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 7% sequentially to $43.4 million, Gulf of Mexico revenue increased 11% sequentially to $23.3 million and international revenue increased 17% sequentially to $27.3 million.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2018 was $276.2 million, a 19% increase from first quarter 2018 revenue of $231.5 million, and an 11% increase from second quarter 2017 revenue of $249.1 million

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2018 was $102.0 million, a 1% increase from first quarter 2018 revenue of $100.8 million and a 15% increase from second quarter 2017 revenue of $88.6 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 9% sequentially to $47.9 million as a result of decreased pressure control activity.  Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 22% sequentially to $13.6 million due primarily due to lower hydraulic workover and snubbing, and lower electric line activity.  International revenue increased 31% sequentially to $40.5 million due to higher levels of hydraulic workover and snubbing, coiled tubing and cementing.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the second quarter of 2018 was $63.3 million, a 2% decrease from first quarter 2018 revenue of $64.8 million and unchanged from second quarter 2017 revenue of $63.6 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 16% sequentially to $7.9 million.  Gulf of Mexico revenue decreased 6% sequentially to $35.3 million as some completion tool activity shifted to the third quarter. International revenue decreased 2% to $20.1 million due to lower levels of well control activity.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  The call can be accessed from the Company’s website at www.superiorenergy.com or by telephone at 888-254-3590.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through August 8, 2018 and may be accessed by calling 844-512-2921 and using the pin number 6646297.

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through a diversified portfolio of specialized oilfield services and equipment that are used throughout the economic life cycle of oil and gas wells.  For more information, visit: www.superiorenergy.com.

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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 and fluid management 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; the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on our operations; claims, litigation or other proceedings that require cash payments or could impair financial condition; not realizing the benefits of acquisitions or divestitures and price volatility of the Company’s common stock. 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,
    2018   2017   2018   2018   2017
                     
Revenues   $   535,548   $   470,068   $   482,318   $   1,017,866   $   871,004
                     
Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)     369,810     351,802     343,460     713,270     673,788
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion     97,973     108,119     105,719     203,692     222,400
General and administrative expenses     69,896     76,708     75,820     145,716     152,201
                     
Loss from operations     (2,131)     (66,561)     (42,681)     (44,812)     (177,385)
                     
Other income (expense):                    
  Interest expense, net     (24,894)     (23,333)     (24,887)     (49,781)     (47,583)
  Other income (expense)     (2,382)     (2,156)     (1,735)     (4,117)     (1,507)
                     
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes     (29,407)     (92,050)     (69,303)     (98,710)     (226,475)
                     
Income taxes     (3,970)     (30,011)     (9,355)     (13,325)     (74,775)
                     
Net income (loss) from continuing operations     (25,437)     (62,039)     (59,948)     (85,385)     (151,700)
                     
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax     (953)     (1,767)     224     (729)     (3,765)
                     
Net income (loss)   $   (26,390)   $   (63,806)   $   (59,724)   $   (86,114)   $  (155,465)
                     
Basic and Diluted earnings (losses) per share:                    
Net income (loss) from continuing operations   $   (0.16)   $   (0.41)   $   (0.39)   $   (0.56)   $   (1.00)
Loss from discontinued operations     (0.01)     (0.01)     -      -      (0.02)
Net income (loss)   $   (0.17)   $   (0.42)   $   (0.39)   $   (0.56)   $   (1.02)
                     
Weighted average common shares:                    
  Basic and Diluted     154,278     152,857     154,121     153,728     152,317
                     
                     


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
         
    6/30/2018   12/31/2017
ASSETS        
         
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $   118,512   $   172,000
  Accounts receivable, net     441,983     398,056
  Income taxes receivable     -     959
  Prepaid expenses     43,188     42,128
  Inventory and other current assets     158,765     134,032
  Assets held for sale     -     13,644
         
      Total current assets     762,448     760,819
         
Property, plant and equipment, net      1,240,703     1,316,944
Goodwill     806,813     807,860
Notes receivable     62,041     60,149
Restricted cash     11,631     20,483
Intangible and other long-term assets, net     137,349     143,970
         
     Total assets   $   3,020,985   $   3,110,225
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable   $   162,125   $   119,716
  Accrued expenses     201,665     221,757
  Current portion of decommissioning liabilities     24,156     27,261
  Liabilities held for sale     -     6,463
         
     Total current liabilities     387,946     375,197
         
Deferred income taxes      41,758     61,058
Decommissioning liabilities     103,088     103,136
Long-term debt, net     1,281,145     1,279,771
Other long-term liabilities     154,333     158,634
         
Total stockholders' equity     1,052,715     1,132,429
         
     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $   3,020,985   $   3,110,225
         
 


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 AND 2017
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
    2018   2017
         
Cash flows from operating activities:        
  Net loss   $   (86,114)   $   (155,465)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
     Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion     203,692     222,400
     Other noncash items     (5,343)     (42,898)
     Changes in working capital and other     (72,820)     (6,890)
           Net cash provided by operating activities      39,415     17,147
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Payments for capital expenditures     (119,841)     (56,649)
  Other     23,297     4,090
           Net cash used in investing activities      (96,544)     (52,559)
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Other     (3,900)     (6,974)
           Net cash used in financing activities     (3,900)     (6,974)
         
           Effect of exchange rate changes in cash     (1,311)     2,093
         
           Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     (62,340)     (40,293)
         
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period     192,483     246,092
         
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period   $   130,143   $   205,799
         
         


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION BY SEGMENT
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
             
    Three months ended, 
    June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018   June 30, 2017
U.S. land            
  Drilling Products and Services   $   43,394   $   40,717   $   27,770
  Onshore Completion and Workover Services     276,242     231,489     249,079
  Production Services     47,944     52,457     33,062
  Technical Solutions     7,858     6,833     7,921
Total U.S. land   $   375,438   $   331,496   $   317,832
             
Gulf of Mexico            
  Drilling Products and Services   $   23,261   $   20,989   $   22,266
  Onshore Completion and Workover Services     -     -     -
  Production Services     13,634     17,500     19,937
  Technical Solutions     35,333     37,562     42,030
Total Gulf of Mexico   $   72,228   $   76,051   $   84,233
             
International            
  Drilling Products and Services   $   27,378   $   23,496   $   18,791
  Onshore Completion and Workover Services     -     -     -
  Production Services     40,426     30,760     35,607
  Technical Solutions     20,078     20,515     13,605
Total International   $   87,882   $   74,771   $   68,003
             
Total Revenues   $   535,548   $   482,318   $   470,068
             


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
    Three months ended,     
Revenues   June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018   June 30, 2017    
Drilling Products and Services   $   94,033   $   85,202   $   68,827    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     276,242     231,489     249,079    
Production Services     102,004     100,717     88,606    
Technical Solutions     63,269     64,910     63,556    
Total Revenues   $   535,548   $   482,318   $   470,068    
                 
Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations (1)                
Drilling Products and Services   $   15,001   $   7,979   $   (10,533)    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     7,511     (7,141)     (14,367)    
Production Services     (7,124)     (11,180)     (14,850)    
Technical Solutions     5,797     1,817     1,071    
Corporate and other     (23,316)     (26,064)     (27,882)    
Total Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations   $   (2,131)   $   (34,589)   $   (66,561)    
                 
Adjusted EBITDA (1)                 
Drilling Products and Services   $   43,591   $   37,620   $   23,086    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services     54,934     40,514     30,254    
Production Services     7,179     8,100     5,343    
Technical Solutions     12,070     9,547     9,326    
Corporate and other     (21,932)     (24,651)     (26,451)    
Total Adjusted EBITDA   $   95,842   $   71,130   $   41,558    
                 
(1) Adjusted income (loss) from operations and adjusted EBITDA exclude the impact of restructuring costs and other items for the three months ended March 31, 2018.  There were no adjustments for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.  For Non-GAAP reconciliations, refer to Table 1 below.    
   
   
                 


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following table reconciles net income/loss from continuing operations by segment, which is the directly comparable financial results determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to adjusted income/loss from operations and adjusted EBITDA by segment (non-GAAP financial measures).  These financial measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance. 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 1
                         
    Three months ended, June 30, 2018
    Drilling
Products and
Services
  Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services
  Production
Services
 
Technical
Solutions
  Corporate and
Other
  Consolidated
                         
Reported net income (loss) from continuing operations   $   15,001   $   7,511   $   (7,124)   $   6,768   $   (47,593)   $   (25,437)
Interest expense, net     -     -     -     (971)     25,865     24,894
Other expense     -     -     -     -     2,382     2,382
Income taxes     -     -     -     -     (3,970)     (3,970)
Income (loss) from operations   $   15,001   $   7,511   $   (7,124)   $   5,797   $   (23,316)   $   (2,131)
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    28,590     47,423     14,303     6,273     1,384     97,973
EBITDA    $   43,591   $   54,934   $   7,179   $   12,070   $   (21,932)   $   95,842
                         
                         
    Three months ended, March 31, 2018
    Drilling
Products and
Services
  Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services
  Production
Services
 
Technical
Solutions
  Corporate and
Other
  Consolidated
                         
Reported net income (loss) from continuing  operations   $   7,967   $   (10,043)   $   (14,092)   $   2,273   $   (46,053)   $   (59,948)
Restructuring and other costs     12     2,902     2,912     500     1,766     8,092
Interest expense, net     -     -     -     (956)     25,843     24,887
Other expense     -     -     -     -     1,735     1,735
Income taxes     -     -     -     -     (9,355)     (9,355)
Adjusted income (loss) from operations   $   7,979   $   (7,141)   $   (11,180)   $   1,817   $   (26,064)   $   (34,589)
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    29,641     47,655     19,280     7,730     1,413     105,719
Adjusted EBITDA    $   37,620   $   40,514   $   8,100   $   9,547   $   (24,651)   $   71,130
                         
                         
    Three months ended, June 30, 2017
    Drilling
Products and
Services
  Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services
  Production
Services
 
Technical
Solutions
  Corporate and
Other
  Consolidated
                         
Reported net income (loss) from continuing  operations   $   (10,533)   $   (14,367)   $   (14,850)   $   1,982   $   (24,271)   $   (62,039)
Interest expense, net     -     -     -     (911)     24,244     23,333
Other expense     -     -     -     -     2,156     2,156
Income taxes     -     -     -     -     (30,011)     (30,011)
Income (loss) from operations   $   (10,533)   $   (14,367)   $   (14,850)   $   1,071   $   (27,882)   $   (66,561)
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    33,619     44,621     20,193     8,255     1,431     108,119
EBITDA    $   23,086   $   30,254   $   5,343   $   9,326   $   (26,451)   $   41,558
                         
                         


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

Superior Energy Services, Inc.