Superior Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

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Superior Energy Services Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

HOUSTON, July 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2019 of $71.1 million, or $0.46 per share, on revenue of $436.3 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $47.7 million, or $0.31 per share, for the first quarter of 2019, on revenue of $467.2 million and a net loss from continuing operations of $25.4 million, or $0.16 per share for the second quarter of 2018, on revenue of $535.5 million

The Company reported a pre-tax expense of $31.4 million in reduction in value of assets, primarily related to an impairment of intangible assets in its Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment.  The Company also recorded a pre-tax charge of $1.3 million related to restructuring costs.  The resulting adjusted net loss for the second quarter was $46.0 million, or $0.29 per share.  During the second quarter, the Company also recorded an additional deferred tax assets valuation allowance of $22.2 million

David Dunlap, President and CEO, commented, “Our primary focus is on cash generation and during the second quarter our cash balance improved significantly.  Improved operational performance and continued capital spending discipline resulted in positive free cash flow.  Additionally, the divestiture of our drilling rig service line resulted in $74 million in cash proceeds received at closing.  The second quarter demonstrates that there are opportunities to build our cash position and we will continue our concerted efforts to improve the Company’s capital structure over time.

“U.S land revenues were lower sequentially primarily as a result of the Company electing to operate fewer pressure pumping fleets in West Texas. Our drilling products and production services segments were more resilient despite a declining rig count.  The U.S. land market will likely remain challenged from a competitive perspective, particularly if customer spending tapers, and we will continue to identify opportunities to reduce costs and remain proactive in identifying additional non-core divestitures.

“Increased completion tools and hydraulic workover and snubbing activity resulted in a 20% increase in total U.S. offshore revenue.  In contrast to U.S. land markets, the U.S. offshore market is gradually improving, presenting opportunities for us to put our unique product offerings and solutions to work for acceptable returns.  

“International results were stable sequentially, although in general, we believe that activity levels will improve for us over time.  This is due to a combination of increased customer activity and the continued success of our long-term international expansion efforts.” 

Drilling Rigs Divestiture

During the quarter, the Company divested its drilling rigs service line, previously included in its Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment.  This service line included 12 U.S. land based drilling rigs and related equipment for which the Company received $74 million in cash proceeds at closing. Through the first half of 2019, this service line generated $32.8 million of revenue, incurred $6.4 million of depreciation expense, and had $2.6 million of operating losses.

Second Quarter 2019 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $263.0 million in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 14% as compared with revenue of $305.8 million in the first quarter of 2019, and a 30% decrease compared to revenue of $375.4 million in the second quarter of 2018.  U.S. offshore revenue increased 20% to $83.0 million as compared with revenue of $69.3 million in the first quarter of 2019, and a 15% increase from revenue of $72.2 million in the second quarter of 2018.  International revenue of $90.3 million decreased by 2% as compared with revenue of $92.1 million in the first quarter of 2019 and increased 3% as compared to revenue of $87.9 million in the second quarter of 2018.         

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2019 was $100.7 million, a slight decrease from first quarter 2019 revenue of $101.1 million and a 7% increase from second quarter 2018 revenue of $94.0 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 2% sequentially to $47.3 million, U.S. offshore revenue decreased 3% sequentially to $28.1 million and international revenue increased 6% to $25.3 million.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the second quarter of 2019 was $163.5 million, a 20% decrease from first quarter 2019 revenue of $205.0 million, and a 41% decrease from second quarter 2018 revenue of $276.2 million

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue remained flat at $103.0 million and increased by 1% from second quarter 2018 revenue of $102.0 million.

U.S. land revenue was $38.8 million a 5% decrease from first quarter revenue of $40.7 million.  U.S. offshore revenue increased 11% sequentially to $21.4 million and international revenue decreased 2% sequentially to $42.8 million.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the second quarter of 2019 was $69.1 million, a 20% increase from first quarter 2019 revenue of $57.6 million and a 9% increase from second quarter 2018 revenue of $63.3 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 12% sequentially to $13.4 million.  U.S. offshore revenue increased 60% sequentially to $33.5 million and international revenue decreased 10% to $22.2 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  The call can be accessed from the Company’s website at www.superiorenergy.com or by telephone at 888-317-6003 and using entry number 6137120.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through July 31, 2019 and may be accessed by calling 877-344-7529 and using the access code 10132665.  

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.

This 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 risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the conditions in the oil and gas industry, especially oil and natural gas prices and capital expenditures by oil and gas companies; our outstanding debt obligations and the potential effect of limiting our ability to fund future growth and operations and increasing our exposure to risk during adverse economic conditions; necessary capital financing may not be available at economic rates or at all; volatility of our common stock; 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; we may not be fully indemnified against losses incurred due to catastrophic events; claims, litigation or other proceedings that require cash payments or could impair our financial condition; credit risk associated with our customer base; 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 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; the impact that unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on our operations; the potential inability to retain key employees and skilled workers; political, legal, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with our international operations; laws, regulations or practices in foreign countries could materially restrict our operations or expose us to additional risks; potential changes in tax laws, adverse positions taken by tax authorities or tax audits impacting our operating results; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting our operations; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; not realizing the benefits of acquisitions or divestitures; our operations may be subject to cyber-attacks that could have an adverse effect on our business operations; counterparty risks associated with reliance on key suppliers; challenges with estimating our potential liabilities related to our oil and natural gas property; and risks associated with potential changes of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management security and bonding requirements for offshore platforms.  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, 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 per share data)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   March 31,   June 30,
      2019       2018       2019       2019       2018  
                     
Revenues   $   436,315     $   535,548     $   467,176     $   903,491     $   1,017,866  
                     
Cost of services and rentals (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)       296,428         369,810         330,163         626,591         713,270  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion       75,218         97,973         82,439         157,657         203,692  
General and administrative expenses       71,984         69,896         73,845         145,829         145,716  
Reduction in value of assets       31,381         -         -         31,381         -  
                     
Loss from operations       (38,696 )       (2,131 )       (19,271 )       (57,967 )       (44,812 )
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense, net       (24,650 )       (24,894 )       (25,121 )       (49,771 )       (49,781 )
Other income (expense)       490         (2,382 )       (1,612 )       (1,122 )       (4,117 )
                     
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes       (62,856 )       (29,407 )       (46,004 )       (108,860 )       (98,710 )
                     
Income taxes       8,194         (3,970 )       1,701         9,895         (13,325 )
                     
Net income (loss) from continuing operations       (71,050 )       (25,437 )       (47,705 )       (118,755 )       (85,385 )
                     
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax       -         (953 )       -         -         (729 )
                     
Net income (loss)   $   (71,050 )   $   (26,390 )   $   (47,705 )   $   (118,755 )   $   (86,114 )
                     
Basic and Diluted earnings (losses) per share:                    
Net income (loss) from continuing operations   $   (0.46 )   $   (0.16 )   $   (0.31 )   $   (0.76 )   $   (0.56 )
Loss from discontinued operations       -          (0.01 )       -          -          -   
Net income (loss)   $   (0.46 )   $   (0.17 )   $   (0.31 )   $   (0.76 )   $   (0.56 )
                     
Weighted average common shares:                    
Basic and Diluted       155,997         154,278         155,777         155,383         153,728  
                     

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
         
    June 30, 2019   December 31, 2018
ASSETS        
         
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $   234,132   $   158,050
Accounts receivable, net       369,834       447,353
Prepaid expenses       61,989       45,802
Inventory and other current assets       133,815       121,700
         
Total current assets       799,770       772,905
         
Property, plant and equipment, net        940,933       1,109,126
Operating lease right-of-use assets       99,004       -
Goodwill       136,787       136,788
Notes receivable       66,010       63,993
Restricted cash       2,739       5,698
Intangible and other long-term assets, net       101,054       127,452
         
Total assets   $   2,146,297   $   2,215,962
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $   95,894   $   139,325
Accrued expenses       218,882       219,180
Income taxes payable        3,734       734
Current portion of decommissioning liabilities       3,593       3,538
         
Total current liabilities       322,103       362,777
         
Long-term debt, net       1,284,814       1,282,921
Decommissioning liabilities       129,604       126,558
Operating lease liabilities       78,973       -
Other long-term liabilities       150,412       152,967
         
Total stockholders' equity       180,391       290,739
         
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $   2,146,297   $   2,215,962
         

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 AND 2018
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
      2019       2018  
         
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss   $   (118,755 )   $   (86,114 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion       157,657         203,692  
Reduction in value of assets       31,381         -  
Other noncash items       17,788         (5,343 )
Changes in working capital and other       (19,241 )       (72,820 )
Net cash provided by operating activities        68,830         39,415  
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Payments for capital expenditures       (79,136 )       (119,841 )
Proceeds from sales of assets       84,557         23,297  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities        5,421         (96,544 )
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Other       (1,026 )       (3,900 )
Net cash used in financing activities       (1,026 )       (3,900 )
         
Effect of exchange rate changes in cash       (102 )       (1,311 )
         
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash       73,123         (62,340 )
         
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       163,748         192,483  
         
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period   $   236,871     $   130,143  
         

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION BY SEGMENT
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
    Three months ended, 
    June 30, 2019   March 31, 2019   June 30, 2018
U.S. land            
Drilling Products and Services   $   47,267   $   48,217   $   43,394
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       163,495       205,038       276,242
Production Services       38,808       40,666       47,944
Technical Solutions       13,385       11,920       7,858
Total U.S. land   $   262,955   $   305,841   $   375,438
             
U.S. offshore            
Drilling Products and Services   $   28,085   $   29,067   $   23,261
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       -       -       -
Production Services       21,410       19,272       13,634
Technical Solutions       33,492       20,933       35,333
Total U.S. offshore   $   82,987   $   69,272   $   72,228
             
International            
Drilling Products and Services   $   25,330   $   23,795   $   27,378
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       -       -       -
Production Services       42,784       43,512       40,426
Technical Solutions       22,259       24,756       20,078
Total International   $   90,373   $   92,063   $   87,882
             
Total Revenues   $   436,315   $   467,176   $   535,548
             

 

SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
    Three months ended, 
Revenues   June 30, 2019 (1) March 31, 2019   June 30, 2018
Drilling Products and Services   $   100,682     $   101,079     $   94,033  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       163,495         205,038         276,242  
Production Services       103,002         103,450         102,004  
Technical Solutions       69,136         57,609         63,269  
Total Revenues   $   436,315     $   467,176     $   535,548  
             
Income (Loss) from Operations            
Drilling Products and Services   $   26,087     $   21,279     $   15,001  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       (19,881 )       (15,079 )       7,511  
Production Services       3,442         1,617         (7,124 )
Technical Solutions       8,473         (916 )       5,797  
Corporate and other       (24,174 )       (26,172 )       (23,316 )
Total Loss from Operations   $   (6,053 )   $   (19,271 )   $   (2,131 )
             
EBITDA            
Drilling Products and Services   $   47,577     $   44,305     $   43,591  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services       13,506         22,664         54,934  
Production Services       16,614         15,757         7,179  
Technical Solutions       14,452         5,394         12,070  
Corporate and other       (22,984 )       (24,952 )       (21,932 )
Total EBITDA   $   69,165     $   63,168     $   95,842  
             
(1) Income (loss) from operations and EBITDA exclude the impact of reduction in value of assets and restructuring costs for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  For Non-GAAP reconciliations, refer to Table 2 below.


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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

Reconciliation of Consolidated Adjusted Net Loss 
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 1
           
    Three months ended,  
    June 30, 2019  
    Consolidated   Per Share  
           
Reported net loss   $   (71,050 )   $   (0.46 )  
           
Reduction in value of assets       31,381         0.20    
Restructuring costs       1,262         0.01    
Income taxes        (7,573 )       (0.04 )  
           
Adjusted net loss   $   (45,980 )   $   (0.29 )  
           

The following table reconciles net income/loss from continuing operations by segment, which is the directly comparable financial measure determined in accordance with 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 2
                         
    Three months ended June 30, 2019
    Drilling
Products and
Services
  Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services
  Production
Services
 
Technical
Solutions
  Corporate and
Other
  Consolidated
                         
Reported net income (loss) from operations   $   26,087   $   (51,262 )   $   3,442     $   9,508     $   (58,825 )   $   (71,050 )
Reduction in value of assets       -       31,381         -         -         -         31,381  
Restructuring costs       -       -         -         -         1,262         1,262  
Interest expense, net       -       -         -         (1,035 )       25,685         24,650  
Other expense       -       -         -         -         (490 )       (490 )
Income taxes       -       -         -         -         8,194         8,194  
Adjusted income (loss) from operations   $   26,087   $   (19,881 )   $   3,442     $   8,473     $   (24,174 )   $   (6,053 )
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion       21,490       33,387         13,172         5,979         1,190         75,218  
Adjusted EBITDA    $   47,577   $   13,506     $   16,614     $   14,452     $   (22,984 )   $   69,165  
                         
                         
    Three months ended March 31, 2019
    Drilling
Products and
Services
  Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services
  Production
Services
 
Technical
Solutions
  Corporate and
Other
  Consolidated
                         
Reported net income (loss) from operations   $   21,279   $   (15,079 )   $   1,617     $   102     $   (55,624 )   $   (47,705 )
Interest expense, net       -       -         -         (1,018 )       26,139         25,121  
Other expense       -       -         -         -         1,612         1,612  
Income taxes       -       -         -         -         1,701         1,701  
Income (loss) from operations   $   21,279   $   (15,079 )   $   1,617     $   (916 )   $   (26,172 )   $   (19,271 )
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion       23,026       37,743         14,140         6,310         1,220         82,439  
EBITDA    $   44,305   $   22,664     $   15,757     $   5,394     $   (24,952 )   $   63,168  
                         
                         
    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  
                         

 

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

 

Superior Energy Services, Inc.