GulfMark Offshore Announces Second Quarter 2012 Operating ResultsGlobeNewswire
HOUSTON, July 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) today announced the results of its operations for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012. For the three months ended June 30, 2012, revenue was $104.9 million, and net income for the same period was $14.1 million, or $0.53 per diluted share.
Bruce Streeter, President and CEO, commented, "We were very pleased to see operating income increase by nearly $19 million, an increase of approximately 300% over the prior quarter. Revenue increased 20% from the prior quarter and 8% from the second quarter of 2011. Direct operating expenses were on the high side of guidance, but in line with the higher operating tempo in the quarter. Improvement occurred in all regions. Drydocks and project-related expenses, although slightly lower than projected, were still above what we expect on a long-term basis. We expect that what we are doing this year will have a larger benefit in 2013 and beyond, and we continue to believe that revenue for 2012 will be stronger than 2011. We continue to evaluate opportunities and have added to our new construction program while maintaining our strong balance sheet. We are positive on the near term and we have very high expectations for the future.
"A couple of years ago we began to provide quarterly and annual cost guidance, but we held off on furnishing revenue guidance. Effective with this press release, we are pleased to announce that we will begin to provide revenue guidance. The guidance will be a range of anticipated quarterly and annual revenue for the current year, which we will confirm or adjust in our regularly scheduled quarterly earning press releases and on our associated conference calls and, initially, our policy will be to not change or reconfirm this guidance outside of these regularly scheduled events.
"As we previously announced, we sold two U.S. flagged aluminum boats during the quarter for a gain of $3.7 million, and today we are announcing the planned sale of another 165 foot aluminum-hulled, U.S. flagged crew boat. We intend to continue to expand our U.S. flag construction program, and today we are announcing the construction of two additional Jones Act PSVs for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This will bring the total number of vessels under construction to 11, with seven vessels destined for the North Sea and international markets and four destined for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The two PSVs we will be constructing are 300 Class, DP2, fire-fighting certified, multi-service platform supply vessels. The total cost of these two vessels is anticipated to be below $100 million, and delivery of the vessels will be in thefourth quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.
"As indicated last quarter we plan on evaluating and investing in areas with high growth potential, and our latest capital commitments and fleet changes are consistent with our strategy to continue to high-grade our fleet in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where we forecast a strong deepwater market over the next several years."
Consolidated Second Quarter Results
Consolidated revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $104.9 million, an increase of 20%, or $17.5 million, over the first quarter of 2012. The sequential increase in quarterly revenue was the result of typical seasonal strengthening in the North Sea and a strong recovery in the Americas region. Consolidated operating income was up $18.8 million, or 292%, from the prior quarter. The sequential increase in quarterly operating income was driven substantially by the increase in revenue, plus a slight benefit from a decrease in quarterly drydock expense.
There were three special items during the quarter. These items were a $1.7 million charge for the second and final installment of costs related to the retirement of the 7.75% senior notes due 2014, a gain of $3.7 million on the sale of vessels, and, similar to the third quarter of last year, a $1.1 million non-cash foreign exchange loss as a result of the weakening of the Brazilian Real against the U.S. dollar.
Revenue by Region for the Second Quarter & Revenue Outlook for the Remainder of the Year
In the North Sea region, revenue was $45.4 million, up $7.7 million, or 21%, from the first quarter. Compared to the prior year second quarter, revenue for the North Sea was up $1.5 million, or 4%. The increase in revenue was driven principally by the typical seasonal variations, but also an overall improvement in average day rates compared to the same quarter last year as a result of the ongoing increase in demand demonstrated on a year-over-year basis. Overall quarterly utilization increased 5 percentage points from the first quarter, but was slightly under the same quarter last year when the Company had lower exposure to the spot market.
During the second quarter, revenue in the Southeast Asia region was $15.0 million, an increase of approximately $0.8 million, or 6%, from the first quarter amount. The increase in revenue was principally due to the additional vessel relocated to the region during the first quarter. Overall utilization was up slightly in the region, offset by a slight decrease in the average day rate.
Revenue for the Americas region was $44.5 million, an increase of $8.9 million, or 25%, from the first quarter amount. Average day rate in the region continued its steady increase, as it has since the first quarter of 2011, increasing 7% from the prior quarter to $16,761. Utilization for the second quarter increased 16 percentage points to 90%, its highest level since the first quarter of 2009, driven by a substantial increase in activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
For the full year 2012, the Company currently anticipates consolidated revenue of between $405 and $415 million. The Company currently anticipates quarterly revenue for the remaining quarters of 2012 to be between $105 and $110 million, and revenue for the third quarter to be higher than the fourth.
Consolidated Operating Expenses for the Second Quarter
Direct operating expenses for the second quarter were $48.8 million, consistent with the first quarter amount. The Company performed 8 drydocks during the quarter for a total drydock expense of $7.6 million, lower than the $9 million anticipated for the quarter; however, the anticipated annual drydock expense for 2012 remains at $29 million. Consolidated general and administrative expenses were $12.0 million for the second quarter, consistent with the Company's anticipated average quarterly run rate for 2012. Depreciation expense for the quarter was $14.9 million, consistent with the Company's anticipated 2012 quarterly run rate of $15 million.
Liquidity and Capital Commitments
Cash flow provided by operations totaled $32.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. Cash on hand at June 30, 2012 was $146.5 million, and as of that date there was $6.7 million drawn on the Company's revolving credit facility. Total debt at June 30, 2012 was $346.7 million and debt, net of cash on hand, was $200.2 million.
In March 2012, the Company initiated the repurchase of its existing 2014 senior notes. In April, the Company made the final repurchase payment of $79.7 million.
The Company completed the sale of two vessels during the quarter for proceeds of $17.1 million. Capital expenditures during the second quarter totaled $45.3 million, which included $41.1 million of progress payments on the construction of new vessels. Including the two vessels announced today, the Company has approximately $368 million of remaining capital commitments related to the construction of eleven vessels. Anticipated progress payments over the next three calendar years are as follows: $82 million for the second half of 2012; $238 million in 2013; $38 million in 2014; and $10 million in 2015. The Company expects to fund these commitments from cash on hand, cash generated by operations, and borrowings under its revolving credit facilities.
CEO Bruce Streeter commented on the outlook for the Company, stating, "Despite an unusually high drydock plan, fewer vessels as a result of vessel sales and some funded mobilizations to take advantage of improving markets, we continue to anticipate ongoing improvement in revenue on a year-over-year basis for the foreseeable future. The second quarter demonstrated a growth in demand reflected in average day rates and utilization that we expect to continue and to be a significant part of 2012 annual results. Our business has demonstrated some significant calendar year seasonality over the past two years, and we hope our initiation of revenue guidance helps provide insight into these fluctuations. We are continuing our ongoing investment in our fleet, which will add to our earnings power beginning in 2013. Our outlook for the future in all three of our operating regions around the world is optimistic, and we are looking forward to the bright future ahead."
Conference Call/Webcast Information
GulfMark will conduct a conference call to discuss the Company's earnings with analysts, investors and other interested parties at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. To participate in the teleconference, investors in the U.S. should dial 1-877-317-6789 at least 10 minutes before the start time and reference GulfMark. Canada-based callers should dial 1-866-605-3852, and international callers outside of North America should dial 1-412-317-6789. The webcast of the conference call also can be accessed by visiting the Company's website, www.gulfmark.com. An audio file of the earnings conference call will be available on the Company's website approximately two hours after the end of the call.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. provides marine transportation services to the energy industry through a fleet of offshore support vessels serving major offshore energy markets in the world.
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Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "foresee," "should," "would," "could" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate. All comments concerning our expectations for future revenues are based on our forecasts for our existing operations. Our forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the price of oil and gas and its effect on offshore drilling, vessel utilization and day rates; industry volatility; fluctuations in the size of the offshore marine vessel fleet in areas where the Company operates; changes in competitive factors; delays or cost overruns on construction projects, and other material factors that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, including the registration statement and the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Consequently, the forward-looking statements contained herein should not be regarded as representations that the projected outcomes can or will be achieved. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.Operating Data (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended (in thousands, except per share data) June 30, 2012 March 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 Revenue $104,884 $87,435 $96,911 $192,319 $178,200 Direct operating expenses 48,846 48,809 46,908 97,655 91,225 Drydock expense 7,639 6,196 3,683 13,835 10,207 General and administrative expenses 11,996 12,116 10,910 24,112 22,333 Depreciation and amortization expense 14,850 15,029 14,982 29,879 29,658 (Gain) loss on sale of assets (3,676) (1,149) -- (4,825) 10 Impairment charge -- -- -- -- -- Operating Income 25,229 6,434 20,428 31,663 24,767 Interest expense (4,840) (8,865) (5,630) (13,705) (11,357) Interest income 87 78 119 165 184 Loss on extinguishment of debt (1,711) (1,930) -- (3,641) -- Foreign currency gain (loss) and other (1,551) 538 73 (1,013) 17 Income before income taxes 17,214 (3,745) 14,990 13,469 13,611 Income tax benefit (provision) (3,150) 836 (1,699) (2,314) (1,487) Net Income (Loss) $14,064 $(2,909) $13,291 $11,155 $12,124 Diluted earnings (loss) per share $0.53 $(0.11) $0.51 $0.42 $0.46 Weighted average diluted common shares 26,261 25,997 25,949 26,155 25,885 Other Data Revenue by Region (000's) North Sea $45,376 $37,663 $43,836 $83,039 $79,235 Southeast Asia 15,041 14,225 15,678 29,266 31,213 Americas 44,467 35,547 37,397 80,014 67,752 Rates Per Day Worked North Sea $21,231 $19,351 $20,014 $20,318 $18,951 Southeast Asia 14,110 14,336 15,228 14,219 15,238 Americas 16,761 15,634 14,217 16,239 14,207 Overall Utilization North Sea 93.0% 87.8% 94.1% 90.4% 90.6% Southeast Asia 80.5% 78.0% 83.0% 79.3% 83.1% Americas 90.2% 74.0% 84.3% 81.9% 77.4% Average Owned Vessels North Sea 24.0 24.0 25.0 24.0 25.0 Southeast Asia 15.0 14.3 14.0 14.7 14.0 Americas 32.7 34.4 35.0 33.5 35.0 Total 71.7 72.7 74.0 72.2 74.0 Drydock Days North Sea 21 72 46 94 117 Southeast Asia -- 46 42 46 54 Americas 160 17 40 177 148 Total 181 135 128 317 319 Drydock Expenditures (000's) $7,639 $6,196 $3,683 $13,835 $10,207 Summary Financial Data (unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended (dollars in thousands) June 30, 2012 March 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 Balance Sheet Data Cash and cash equivalents $146,463 $222,151 $113,943 $146,463 $113,943 Working capital 202,747 199,877 131,738 202,747 131,738 Vessel and equipment, net 1,123,260 1,163,754 1,187,292 1,123,260 1,187,292 Construction in progress 91,772 49,392 3,869 91,772 3,869 Total assets 1,561,656 1,639,583 1,505,107 1,561,656 1,505,107 Long-term debt (1) 346,712 347,028 286,463 346,712 286,463 Stockholders' equity 1,018,216 1,017,654 987,155 1,018,216 987,155 (1) Current portion of long-term debt included in working capital. Cash Flow Data Cash flow from operating activities $32,556 $11,421 $20,001 $43,977 $25,042 Cash flow used in investing activities (28,139) (29,255) (3,412) (57,394) (4,934) Cash flow (used in) from financing activities (79,091) 109,892 (8,210) 30,801 (5,417) Forward Contract Cover - Remainder of Current Calendar Year North Sea 75% 79% Southeast Asia 87% 56% Americas 51% 64% Total 66% 68% Forward Contract Cover - Next Full Calendar Year North Sea 49% 60% Southeast Asia 33% 23% Americas 24% 29% Total 34% 38% Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures: Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 (dollars in millions, except per share data) Operating Income Other Expense Tax (Provision) Benefit Net Income (Loss) Diluted EPS Before Special Items $26.9 $(10.0) $(3.1) $13.8 $0.53 Gain on Sale of Vessel 4.8 -- (0.9) 3.9 0.15 Loss on Extinguishment of Debt -- (7.1) 1.5 (5.6) (0.21) Foreign Currency Loss -- (1.1) 0.2 (0.9) (0.03) U.S. GAAP $31.7 $(18.2) $(2.3) $11.2 $0.42 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures: Six Months Ended June 30, 2011 (dollars in millions, except per share data) Operating Income Other Expense Tax (Provision) Benefit Net Income (Loss) Diluted EPS Before Special Items $24.8 $(11.2) $(1.5) $12.1 $0.46 No Special Items -- -- -- -- -- U.S. GAAP $24.8 $(11.2) $(1.5) $12.1 $0.46 Vessel Count by Reporting Segment North Sea Southeast Asia Americas Total Owned Vessels as of May 2, 2012 24 15 34 73 Newbuild Deliveries/Additions 0 0 0 0 Sales & Dispositions 0 0 (2) (2) Intercompany Relocations 0 0 0 0 Owned Vessels as of July 23, 2012 24 15 32 71 Managed Vessels 15 1 0 16 Total Fleet as of July 23, 2012 39 16 32 87 CONTACT: Michael Newman Investor Relations E-mail: Michael.Newman@GulfMark.com (713) 963-9522
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