Diamond Offshore Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

HOUSTON, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) today reported the following results for the first quarter of 2019:


Three Months Ended

Thousands of dollars, except per share data

March 31, 2019


December 31, 2018

Total revenues 

$                  233,542


$                  232,522

Operating loss

(49,127)


(37,277)

Adjusted operating loss

(49,127)


(37,161)

Net loss

(73,328)


(79,207)

Adjusted net loss

(73,328)


(57,776)

Loss per diluted share 

$                      (0.53)


$                      (0.58)

Adjusted loss per diluted share 

$                      (0.53)


$                      (0.42)

 

"We had a solid start to the year with fleet-wide operational efficiency of 97% and zero recordable incidents for the first quarter," said Marc Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"We are pleased to announce that we secured over four years of additional work across two of our drillships, the Ocean BlackRhino and Ocean BlackHawk, with Woodside in Senegal. These new contracts are a testament to our differentiated strategy of focusing on innovation to drive efficiency in offshore drilling."

Edwards continued, "The Ocean GreatWhite commenced the drilling of its first well during the quarter and we recently secured a new contract for the rig with a leading U.K. operator, which will directly follow the current Siccar Point Energy contract. We were also able to secure a new award for the Ocean Apex with BP in Australia, which will commence following the Woodside campaign."

As of April 1, 2019, the Company's total contracted backlog was $1.8 billion, which excludes over $450 million of backlog secured in April 2019 associated with the Ocean BlackRhino, Ocean BlackHawk and Ocean GreatWhite contracts discussed above and a $135 million margin commitment from one of the Company's customers.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call to discuss Diamond Offshore's earnings results has been scheduled for 8:00 a.m. CDT today.  A live webcast of the call will be available online on the Company's website, www.diamondoffshore.com. Those interested in participating in the question and answer session should dial 844-492-6043 or 478-219-0839 for international callers. The conference ID number is 4057043. An online replay will also be available on www.diamondoffshore.com following the call.

ABOUT DIAMOND OFFSHORE

Diamond Offshore is a leader in offshore drilling, providing innovation, thought leadership and contract drilling services to solve complex deepwater challenges around the globe. Additional information and access to the Company's SEC filings are available at www.diamondoffshore.com. Diamond Offshore is owned 53% by Loews Corporation (NYSE: L).

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements contained in this press release or made during the above conference call that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or expected by management of the Company.  A discussion of certain of the important risk factors and other considerations that could materially impact these matters as well as the Company's overall business and financial performance can be found in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and readers of this press release are urged to review those reports carefully when considering these forward-looking statements.  Copies of these reports are available through the Company's website at www.diamondoffshore.com.  These risk factors include, among others, risks associated with worldwide demand for drilling services, level of activity in the oil and gas industry, renewing or replacing expired or terminated contracts, contract cancellations and terminations, maintenance and realization of backlog, competition and industry fleet capacity, impairments and retirements, operating risks, litigation and disputes, changes in tax laws and rates, regulatory initiatives and compliance with governmental regulations, casualty losses, and various other factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control.  Given these risk factors, investors and analysts should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release.  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any forward-looking statement is based.

Contact:
Samir Ali
Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development
(281) 647-4035

 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)








Three Months Ended

March 31,


December 31,


March 31,


2019


2018


2018







Revenues:






Contract drilling 

$        226,697


$        226,003


$        287,926

Revenues related to reimbursable expenses 

6,845


6,519


7,584

Total revenues 

233,542


232,522


295,510







Operating expenses:






Contract drilling, excluding depreciation 

167,429


160,368


184,689

Reimbursable expenses 

6,743


6,459


7,470

Depreciation 

86,898


86,255


81,825

General and administrative 

17,312


15,294


18,513

Restucturing and separation costs

-


116


3,011

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets 

4,287


1,307


(510)

Total operating expenses 

282,669


269,799


294,998







Operating (loss) income 

(49,127)


(37,277)


512







Other income (expense):






Interest income 

2,414


2,476


1,637

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized 

(29,925)


(31,044)


(28,318)

Foreign currency transaction (loss) gain

(1,085)


(494)


447

Other, net 

333


36


580







Loss before income tax benefit (expense)

(77,390)


(66,303)


(25,142)







Income tax benefit (expense) 

4,062


(12,904)


44,463







Net (loss) income  

$         (73,328)


$         (79,207)


$          19,321







(Loss) income per share 

$             (0.53)


$            (0.58)


$             0.14







Weighted-average shares outstanding:






Shares of common stock 

137,522


137,436


137,294

Dilutive potential shares of common stock 

-


-


201

Total weighted-average shares outstanding 

137,522


137,436


137,495

 

 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)






March 31,


December 31,


2019


2018

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents 

$         122,840


$         154,073

Marketable securities

249,858


299,849

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debts   

189,381


168,620

Prepaid expenses and other current assets   

170,232


163,396

Assets held for sale   

491


-

Total current assets 

732,802


785,938





Drilling and other property and equipment, net of accumulated 




 depreciation 

5,170,858

5,184,222

Other assets 

208,824


65,534

Total assets 

$      6,112,484


$      6,035,694





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Other current liabilities 

$         273,257


$         236,846

Long-term debt 

1,974,365


1,973,922

Deferred tax liability 

97,810


104,380

Other liabilities 

255,176


135,893

Stockholders' equity 

3,511,876


3,584,653

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$      6,112,484


$      6,035,694

 

 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)






Three months ended


March 31,


2019


2018

Operating activities:




Net (loss) income 

$          (73,328)


$           19,321

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash




provided by operating activities




Depreciation   

86,898


81,825

Deferred tax provision   

(7,769)


(49,089)

Other   

7,526


13,624

Net changes in operating working capital   

(10,465)

18,088

Net cash provided by operating activities 

2,862


83,769





Investing activities:




Capital expenditures 

(85,890)


(31,483)

Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities

1,000,000


-

Purchase of marketable securities

(948,298)


-

Proceeds from disposition of assets, net of disposal costs   

95


1,427

Net cash used in investing activities 

(34,093)


(30,056)





Financing activities:




Other   

(2)


(66)

Net cash used in financing activities 

(2)


(66)





Net change in cash and cash equivalents 

(31,233)


53,647

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 

154,073


376,037

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   

$         122,840


$         429,684

 

 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

AVERAGE DAYRATE, UTILIZATION AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

(Dayrate in thousands)
































TOTAL FLEET


First Quarter

Fourth Quarter

First Quarter

2019

2018

2018


Average
Dayrate
(1)

Utilization
(2)

Operational
Efficiency
(3)

Average
Dayrate
(1)

Utilization
(2)

Operational
Efficiency
(3)

Average
Dayrate
(1)

Utilization
(2)

Operational
Efficiency
(3)












$309

48%

96.5%

$315

46%

95.4%

$351

52%

97.0%













(1)

Average dayrate is defined as contract drilling revenue for all of the specified rigs in our fleet per revenue-earning day.  A revenue-earning day is defined as a 24-hour period during which a rig earns a dayrate after commencement of operations and excludes mobilization, demobilization and contract preparation days.

(2)

Utilization is calculated as the ratio of total revenue-earning days divided by the total calendar days in the period for all specified rigs in our fleet (including cold-stacked rigs).  Our current fleet includes three floaters that are cold stacked. 

(3)

Operational efficiency is calculated as the ratio of total revenue-earning days divided by the sum of total revenue-earning days plus the number of days (or portions thereof) associated with unanticipated, non-revenue earning equipment downtime.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

To supplement the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, this press release provides investors with adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per diluted share, which are non-GAAP financial measures.  Management believes that these measures provide meaningful information about the Company's performance by excluding certain charges that may not be indicative of the Company's ongoing operating results.  This allows investors and others to better compare the company's financial results across previous and subsequent accounting periods and to those of peer companies and to better understand the long-term performance of the Company.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered to be a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  

In order to fully assess the financial operating results of the Company, management believes that the results of operations adjusted to exclude restructuring and separation costs incurred, as well as the related tax effects thereof, and other discrete tax items recognized in the fourth quarter of 2018, are appropriate measures of the continuing and normal operations of the Company.  However, these measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, contract drilling revenue, contract drilling expense, operating income, cash flows from operations or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

 



Three Months Ended 



March 31,


December 31,



2019


2018

Reconciliation of As Reported Operating Loss to Adjusted
Operating Loss:




(In thousands)






As reported operating loss

$           (49,127)


$           (37,277)






Restructuring and separation costs

-


116






Adjusted operating loss

$           (49,127)


$           (37,161)






Reconciliation of As Reported Net Loss to Adjusted Net Loss:




(In thousands)






As reported net loss

$           (73,328)


$           (79,207)






Restructuring and separation costs

-


116






Tax effect:




Restructuring and separation costs

-


(26)

Other discrete items (1)

-


21,341






Adjusted net loss

$           (73,328)


$           (57,776)

 

 



Three Months Ended 



March 31,


December 31,



2019


2018

Reconciliation of As Reported Loss per Diluted Share to
Adjusted Loss per Diluted Share:









As reported loss per diluted share 

$               (0.53)


$               (0.58)






Restructuring and separation costs

-


-






Tax effect:




Restructuring and separation costs

-


-

Other discrete items (1)

-


0.16






Adjusted loss per diluted share 

$               (0.53)


$               (0.42)



(1)

Represents the aggregate of certain discrete income tax adjustments recognized during the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily related to limitations of our foreign tax credit utilization as a result of  proposed regulations corresponding to the U.S. tax reform legislation enacted in December of 2017.

 

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