HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) reported net income of $19.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015 compared to net income of $53.7 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the same period in 2014 and net income of $8.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “The company managed to post a respectable first quarter despite poor industry conditions, thanks to the hard work of our team worldwide. We believe the three year extension for the Q4000, along with continual improvement in the visibility of our Robotics chartered vessel fleet, is evidence of industry confidence in our subsea services.”
Summary of Results
(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages, unaudited)
|Three Months Ended|
|Net income applicable to common shareholders||$||19,642||$||53,719||$||7,960|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.19||$||0.51||$||0.08|
Segment Information, Operational and Financial Highlights
(in thousands, unaudited)
|Three Months Ended|
|Income from operations:|
|Corporate and other||(6,607||)||(3,190||)||(16,846||)|
Business Segment Results
- Well Intervention revenues decreased 15% in the first quarter of 2015 from revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014, primarily due to the Seawell being dry docked for the entire first quarter and weaker than expected utilization of the Skandi Constructor. In the Gulf of Mexico, vessel utilization was 81% in the first quarter, compared to 64% in the fourth quarter of 2014. Vessel utilization for the Q4000 and H534 was 91% and 71%, respectively, during the quarter. IRS no. 2, a rental intervention riser system, was on-hire for the entire first quarter of 2015. Vessel utilization in the North Sea for the first quarter of 2015 was 54%, compared to 69% in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Well Enhancer was fully utilized throughout the first quarter, while the Skandi Constructor was dockside for the majority of the quarter due to low activity levels.
- Robotics revenues were relatively flat in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. ROV and trencher utilization decreased 16% from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015, which was partially offset by a 9% increase in vessel utilization over the same period. Spot vessel utilization for the first quarter decreased 35 days (from 61 to 26 days) from the fourth quarter of 2014.
- Selling, general and administrative expenses were 6.7% of revenue in the first quarter of 2015, 11.1% of revenue in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 8.0% of revenue in the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in SG&A expense primarily reflects a reduction of costs associated with our variable performance-based incentive compensation programs.
- Net interest expense and other increased to $5.2 million in the first quarter of 2015 from $4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Net interest expense decreased by $0.9 million, while there was a $2.2 million increase in other expense in the first quarter of 2015. Other expense primarily related to ineffectiveness associated with our foreign currency hedges with respect to the Grand Canyon III charter payments.
Financial Condition and Liquidity
- Our total liquidity at March 31, 2015 was approximately $1.0 billion, consisting of $415 million in cash and cash equivalents and $584 million in unused capacity under our revolver. Consolidated net debt at March 31, 2015 was $131 million. Net debt to book capitalization at March 31, 2015 was 7%. (Net debt to book capitalization is a non-GAAP measure. See reconciliation below.)
- We incurred capital expenditures (including capitalized interest) totaling $58 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $126 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 and $70 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Conference Call Information
Further details will be provided in the presentation for Helix’s quarterly conference call to review its first quarter 2015 results (see the “Investor Relations” page of Helix’s website, www.HelixESG.com). The call, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, will be audio webcast live from the “Investor Relations” page of Helix’s website. Investors and other interested parties wishing to listen to the conference via telephone may join the call by dialing 800-732-6870 for persons in the United States and 1-212-231-2900 for international participants. The passcode is "Tripodo". A replay of the conference will be available under "Investor Relations" by selecting the "Audio Archives" link from the same page beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call.
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy services company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. For more information about Helix, please visit our website at www.HelixESG.com.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management evaluates Company performance and financial condition using certain non-GAAP metrics, primarily EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, net debt and net debt to book capitalization. We define EBITDA as earnings before net interest expense and other, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. We deduct the noncontrolling interests related to the adjustment components of EBITDA and the gain or loss on disposition of assets to arrive at our measure of Adjusted EBITDA. Net debt is calculated as the sum of financial debt less cash and cash equivalents on hand. Net debt to book capitalization is calculated by dividing net debt by the sum of net debt and shareholders’ equity. These non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other internal and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they are widely used by investors in our industry to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items which can vary substantially from company to company, and help investors meaningfully compare our results from period to period. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, but instead are supplemental to, income from operations, net income or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded from these measures.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, any statements regarding our strategy; any statements regarding future utilization; any projections of financial items; future operations expenditures; any statements regarding the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statement concerning developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including but not limited to the performance of contracts by suppliers, customers and partners; actions by governmental and regulatory authorities; operating hazards and delays; our ultimate ability to realize current backlog; employee management issues; complexities of global political and economic developments; geologic risks; volatility of oil and gas prices and other risks described from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements except as required by the securities laws.
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|HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.|
|Comparative Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|Three Months Ended Mar. 31,|
|(in thousands, except per share data)||2015||2014|
|Cost of sales||154,694||177,726|
|Gain on disposition of assets, net||-||11,496|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||(12,619||)||(20,394||)|
|Income from operations||22,328||66,948|
|Equity in earnings of investments||21||708|
|Other income - oil and gas||2,926||12,276|
|Net interest expense and other||(5,226||)||(5,293||)|
|Income before income taxes||20,049||74,639|
|Income tax provision||407||20,417|
|Net income, including noncontrolling interests||19,642||54,222|
|Less net income applicable to noncontrolling interests||-||(503||)|
|Net income applicable to common shareholders||$||19,642||$||53,719|
|Earnings per share of common stock:|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
|Comparative Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|ASSETS||LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|(in thousands)||Mar. 31, 2015||Dec. 31, 2014||(in thousands)||Mar. 31, 2015||Dec. 31, 2014|
|Current Assets:||Current Liabilities:|
|Cash and equivalents (1)||$||415,302||$||476,492||Accounts payable||$||80,106||$||83,403|
|Accounts receivable, net||148,477||135,300||Accrued liabilities||70,774||104,923|
|Current deferred tax assets||23,477||31,180||Income tax payable||3,333||9,143|
|Other current assets||33,016||51,301||Current maturities of L-T debt (1)||32,033||28,144|
|Total Current Assets||620,272||694,273||Total Current Liabilities||186,246||225,613|
|Property & equipment, net||1,760,378||1,735,384||Long-term debt (1)||514,265||523,228|
|Equity investments||148,147||149,623||Deferred tax liabilities||247,050||260,275|
|Goodwill||61,336||62,146||Other non-current liabilities||45,753||38,108|
|Other assets, net||58,191||59,272||Shareholders' equity (1)||1,655,010||1,653,474|
|Total Assets||$||2,648,324||$||2,700,698||Total Liabilities & Equity||$||2,648,324||$||2,700,698|
(1) Net debt to book capitalization - 7% at March 31, 2015. Calculated as total debt less cash and equivalents ($130,996) divided by sum of total net debt and shareholders' equity ($1,786,006).
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.
Reconciliation From Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA:
|Net income applicable to common shareholders||$||19,642||$||53,719||$||7,960|
|Net income applicable to noncontrolling interests||-||503||-|
|Income tax provision (benefit)||407||20,417||(807||)|
|Net interest expense and other||5,226||5,293||3,960|
|Depreciation and amortization||26,089||24,726||28,071|
|(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net||-||(11,496||)||178|
|We define EBITDA as earnings before net interest expense and other, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. We deduct the noncontrolling interests related to the adjustment components of EBITDA and the gain or loss on disposition of assets to arrive at our measure of Adjusted EBITDA. These non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other internal and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they are widely used by investors in our industry to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items which can vary substantially from company to company and help investors meaningfully compare our results from period to period. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, but instead are supplemental to, income from operations, net income or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded from these measures.|