SEACOR Holdings Announces Results for Its Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2013

October 25, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2013) - SEACOR Holdings Inc. ( NYSE : CKH ) today announced its results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2013. For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. was $30.3 million, or $1.36 per diluted share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. was $38.7 million, or $1.92 per diluted share. 

For the preceding quarter ended June 30, 2013, the Company reported net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. of $19.3 million, or $0.91 per diluted share. A comparison of results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 with the preceding quarter ended June 30, 2013 is included in "Highlights for the Quarter" discussion below.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. from continuing operations was $9.8 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. from continuing operations was $37.6 million, or $1.80 per diluted share. For the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. from continuing and discontinued operations was $16.1 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, and $63.8 million, or $3.06 per diluted share, respectively.

Highlights for the Quarter

Offshore Marine Services - Operating income was $45.8 million on operating revenues of $156.2 million compared with operating income of $18.3 million on operating revenues of $138.7 million in the preceding quarter.

In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, operating revenues were $9.0 million higher in the third quarter. Time charter revenues for the Company's liftboat fleet were $7.1 million higher primarily due to the seasonal upturn in activity levels. Time charter revenues for the Company's anchor handling towing supply vessels were $2.8 million higher primarily due to improved average day rates attributable to a modest increase in rig moving activity, partially offset by a decrease in utilization. Time charter revenues were $1.3 million lower for other vessel classes primarily due to an increase in drydocking activity and vessel dispositions. Utilization was 75.9% compared with 78.6% in the preceding quarter and average day rates increased from $15,267 per day to $19,060 per day. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had no vessels cold-stacked in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

In international regions, operating revenues were $8.5 million higher in the third quarter. In Asia, time charter revenues were $4.0 million higher primarily due to the incremental contribution of a term contract in Sakhalin which commenced in June 2013. In West Africa, time charter revenues were $2.4 million higher primarily due to a decrease in out-of-service time for drydocking. Excluding windfarm utility vessels, utilization was 88.7% compared with 85.0% in the preceding quarter and average day rates increased from $12,177 per day to $13,211 per day.

Operating expenses were $2.5 million lower in the third quarter. During the third quarter, drydocking costs were $9.0 million compared with $14.8 million in the preceding quarter. The number of out-of-service days attributable to drydockings was 635 days compared with 994 days in the preceding quarter. During the third quarter, personnel costs were $5.2 million higher primarily due to the recognition of a $2.7 million charge for the Company's share of a funding deficit arising from the March 2012 actuarial valuation of the United Kingdom Merchant Navy Officers' Pension Fund and an increase in compensation primarily related to operational requirements in other geographic regions.

In the third quarter, the total number of days available for charter for the Company's fleet, excluding wind farm utility vessels, decreased by 265 days, or 2% primarily due to net fleet dispositions. Overall utilization, excluding wind farm utility vessels, increased from 82.0% to 83.0% and overall average day rates, excluding wind farm utility vessels, increased by 15% from $13,588 per day to $15,677 per day. Time charter operating data by vessel class is presented in the table included herein.

During the third quarter, the Company sold six offshore support vessels and other equipment for net proceeds of $42.2 and gains of $15.3 million. During the preceding quarter, the Company sold six offshore support vessels and other equipment for net proceeds of $14.7 and gains of $7.9 million.

During the preceding quarter, the Company acquired a 100% controlling interest in its C-Lift joint venture through the acquisition of its partner's 50% interest and recognized a $4.2 million gain, net of tax, included in equity in earnings of 50% or less owned companies upon marking its investment to fair value.

Inland River Services - Operating income was $4.8 million on operating revenues of $52.7 million compared with operating income of $5.5 million on operating revenues of $47.4 million in the preceding quarter. Third quarter results included $0.8 million of gains on asset dispositions compared with $4.3 million in gains in the preceding quarter. Excluding gains on asset dispositions, operating results were $2.4 million higher primarily due to improved utilization in the dry cargo barge pool upon commencement of the harvest season. Operating results in the liquid unit tow operations improved by $0.6 million primarily due to lower repair and maintenance costs associated with regulatory inspections.

Shipping Services - Operating income was $10.1 million on operating revenues of $48.2 million compared with operating income of $4.6 million on operating revenues of $48.1 million in the preceding quarter. Operating results for petroleum transportation were $5.2 million higher in the third quarter primarily due to fewer days out-of-service for drydocking and lower drydocking expenses. Operating results for harbor towing and bunkering were $1.5 million higher in the third quarter primarily due to $3.2 million of gains on asset dispositions and lower administrative and general expenses, partially offset by an increase in out-of-service time for drydocking and higher drydocking expenses. Operating results for short-sea and liner transportation were $1.5 million lower primarily due to a seasonal reduction in cargo shipping demand and higher repair and maintenance and drydocking expenses. Equity in losses of 50% or less owned companies in the third quarter included $0.6 million of losses, net of tax, in the Company's very large gas carrier joint venture primarily due to out-of-service time for drydocking and drydocking expenses and $1.0 million of losses, net of tax, in the Company's Jones Act liner transportation joint venture. Equity in losses of 50% or less owned companies in the second quarter was primarily attributable to $0.5 million of losses, net of tax, in the Company's Jones Act liner transportation joint venture.

Ethanol and Industrial Alcohol - Ethanol and Industrial Alcohol reported a segment loss of $0.6 million on operating revenues of $52.6 million compared with a segment profit of $0.5 million on operating revenues of $61.4 million in the preceding quarter. The reduction in segment profit was primarily due to a plant shutdown for planned maintenance during the quarter.

Capital Commitments - As of September 30, 2013, the Company's unfunded capital commitments were $366.5 million and included: 15 offshore support vessels for $100.6 million; two inland river tank barges for $1.7 million; five inland river towboats for $6.3 million; two U.S.-flag product tankers for $250.5 million; and other equipment and improvements for $7.4 million. Of these commitments, $25.0 million is payable during the remainder of 2013, $300.5 million is payable during 2014-2015, and $41.0 million is payable during 2016-2017. Subsequent to September 30, 2013, the Company committed to purchase two offshore support vessels and one inland river towboat for a total of $39.2 million.

As of September 30, 2013, the Company held balances of cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash, marketable securities, construction reserve funds and Title XI reserve funds totaling $608.3 million.

SEACOR is a global provider of equipment and services primarily supporting the offshore oil and gas and marine transportation industries. SEACOR offers customers a diversified suite of services including offshore marine, inland river and shipping. SEACOR is focused on providing highly responsive local service combined with the highest safety standards, innovative technology, modern, efficient equipment and dedicated professional employees. SEACOR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol CKH.

Certain statements discussed in this release as well as in other reports, materials and oral statements that the Company releases from time to time to the public constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "plan," "target," "forecast" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements concern management's expectations, strategic objectives, business prospects, anticipated economic performance and financial condition and other similar matters. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual events or results may differ significantly from these statements. Actual events or results are subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors, including decreased demand and loss of revenues as a result of U.S. government implemented moratoriums directing operators to cease certain drilling activities and any extension of such moratoriums (the "Moratoriums"), weakening demand for the Company's services as a result of unplanned customer suspensions, cancellations, rate reductions or non-renewals of vessel charters or failures to finalize commitments to charter vessels in response to Moratoriums, increased government legislation and regulation of the Company's businesses could increase cost of operations, increased competition if the Jones Act is repealed, liability, legal fees and costs in connection with the provision of emergency response services, including the Company's involvement in response to the oil spill as a result of the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon in April 2010, decreased demand for the Company's services as a result of declines in the global economy, declines in valuations in the global financial markets and a lack of liquidity in the credit sectors, including, interest rate fluctuations, availability of credit, inflation rates, change in laws, trade barriers, commodity prices and currency exchange fluctuations, the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry, activity in foreign countries and changes in foreign political, military and economic conditions, changes in foreign and domestic oil and gas exploration and production activity, safety record requirements related to Offshore Marine Services and Shipping Services, decreased demand for Shipping Services due to construction of additional refined petroleum product, natural gas or crude oil pipelines or due to decreased demand for refined petroleum products, crude oil or chemical products or a change in existing methods of delivery, compliance with U.S. and foreign government laws and regulations, including environmental laws and regulations, the dependence of Offshore Marine Services and Shipping Services on several customers, consolidation of the Company's customer base, the ongoing need to replace aging vessels, industry fleet capacity, restrictions imposed by the Shipping Acts on the amount of foreign ownership of the Company's Common Stock, operational risks of Offshore Marine Services, Inland River Services and Shipping Services, effects of adverse weather conditions and seasonality, the level of grain export volume, the effect of fuel prices on barge towing costs, variability in freight rates for inland river barges, the effect of international economic and political factors in Inland River Services' operations, sudden and unexpected changes in commodity prices, futures and options, global weather conditions, political instability, changes in currency exchanges rates, and product availability in agriculture commodity trading and logistics activities, adequacy of insurance coverage, the attraction and retention of qualified personnel by the Company, and various other matters and factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control as well as those discussed in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of the Company's Annual report on Form 10-K. In addition, these statements constitute the Company's cautionary statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It should be understood that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, the preceding should not be considered to be a complete discussion of all potential risks or uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which the forward-looking statement is based, except as required by law. It is advisable, however, to consult any further disclosures the Company makes on related subjects in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K (if any).

For additional information, contact Molly Hottinger at (954) 627-5278 or visit SEACOR's website at www.seacorholdings.com.

   
SEACOR HOLDINGS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except share data, unaudited)
 
   
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,   September 30,  
    2013   2012   2013   2012  
Operating Revenues   $ 336,784   $ 338,855   $ 919,411   $ 945,929  
Costs and Expenses:                          
  Operating     239,540     254,005     680,566     706,969  
  Administrative and general     31,463     39,509     101,826     110,801  
  Depreciation and amortization     33,503     34,347     100,834     97,269  
      304,506     327,861     883,226     915,039  
Gains on Asset Dispositions and Impairments, Net     19,230     9,064     33,550     16,183  
Operating Income     51,508     20,058     69,735     47,073  
Other Income (Expense):                          
  Interest income     4,280     3,890     10,665     13,925  
  Interest expense     (10,520 )   (10,076 )   (31,282 )   (30,075 )
  Debt extinguishment losses, net     --     --     --     (160 )
  Marketable security gains (losses), net     (1,149 )   (1,730 )   9,403     13,224  
  Derivative losses, net     (303 )   (2,030 )   (3,235 )   (2,434 )
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     2,230     1,028     (2,697 )   1,665  
  Other, net     477     7,098     675     7,457  
      (4,985 )   (1,820 )   (16,471 )   3,602  
Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Tax Expense and Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies     46,523     18,238     53,264     50,675  
Income Tax Expense     15,984     7,702     21,306     20,412  
Income from Continuing Operations Before Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies     30,539     10,536     31,958     30,263  
Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies, Net of Tax     230     (1,297 )   7,071     6,659  
Income from Continuing Operations     30,769     9,239     39,029     36,922  
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     --     6,265     (211 )   26,254  
Net Income     30,769     15,504     38,818     63,176  
Net Income (Loss) attributable to Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries     478     (598 )   130     (663 )
Net Income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc.   $ 30,291   $ 16,102   $ 38,688   $ 63,839  
                           
Net Income (Loss) attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                          
  Continuing operations   $ 30,291   $ 9,837   $ 38,799   $ 37,585  
  Discontinued operations     --     6,265     (111 )   26,254  
    $ 30,291   $ 16,102   $ 38,688   $ 63,839  
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share of SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                          
  Continuing operations   $ 1.52   $ 0.48   $ 1.96   $ 1.83  
  Discontinued operations     --     0.31     (0.01 )   1.28  
    $ 1.52   $ 0.79   $ 1.95   $ 3.11  
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share of SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                          
  Continuing operations   $ 1.36   $ 0.47   $ 1.92   $ 1.80  
  Discontinued operations     --     0.31     --     1.26  
    $ 1.36   $ 0.78   $ 1.92   $ 3.06  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                          
  Basic     19,964,695     20,432,997     19,843,778     20,512,118  
  Diluted     24,601,584     20,740,456     20,198,449     20,838,468  
                             
                             
   
SEACOR HOLDINGS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
 
   
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep. 30, 2013   Jun. 30, 2013   Mar. 31, 2013     Dec. 31, 2012     Sep. 30, 2012  
Operating Revenues   $ 336,784   $ 315,563   $ 267,064     $ 362,368     $ 338,855  
Costs and Expenses:                                    
  Operating     239,540     240,113     200,913       270,500       254,005  
  Administrative and general     31,463     34,718     35,645       55,942       39,509  
  Depreciation and amortization     33,503     33,783     33,548       34,398       34,347  
      304,506     308,614     270,106       360,840       327,861  
Gains on Asset Dispositions and Impairments, Net     19,230     12,305     2,015       7,804       9,064  
Operating Income (Loss)     51,508     19,254     (1,027 )     9,332       20,058  
Other Income (Expense):                                    
  Interest income     4,280     3,218     3,167       3,435       3,890  
  Interest expense     (10,520 )   (7,922 )   (12,840 )     (7,816 )     (10,076 )
  Marketable security gains (losses), net     (1,149 )   6,557     3,995       (333 )     (1,730 )
  Derivative losses, net     (303 )   (825 )   (2,107 )     (378 )     (2,030 )
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     2,230     (916 )   (4,011 )     (34 )     1,028  
  Other, net     477     195     3       (309 )     7,098  
      (4,985 )   307     (11,793 )     (5,435 )     (1,820 )
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Tax Expense (Benefit) and Equity In Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies     46,523     19,561     (12,820 )     3,897       18,238  
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)     15,984     7,975     (2,653 )     3,769       7,702  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies     30,539     11,586     (10,167 )     128       10,536  
Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies, Net of Tax     230     7,710     (869 )     (12,423 )     (1,297 )
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations     30,769     19,296     (11,036 )     (12,295 )     9,239  
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax     --     --     (211 )     9,578       6,265  
Net Income (Loss)     30,769     19,296     (11,247 )     (2,717 )     15,504  
Net Income (Loss) attributable to Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries     478     25     (373 )     (93 )     (598 )
Net Income (Loss) attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc.   $ 30,291   $ 19,271   $ (10,874 )   $ (2,624 )   $ 16,102  
                                     
Net Income (Loss) attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                                    
  Continuing operations   $ 30,291   $ 19,271   $ (10,763 )   $ (12,242 )   $ 9,837  
  Discontinued operations     --     --     (111 )     9,618       6,265  
    $ 30,291   $ 19,271   $ (10,874 )   $ (2,624 )   $ 16,102  
Basic Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share of SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                                    
  Continuing operations   $ 1.52   $ 0.97   $ (0.55 )   $ (0.61 )   $ 0.48  
  Discontinued operations     --     --     --       0.48       0.31  
    $ 1.52   $ 0.97   $ (0.55 )   $ (0.13 )   $ 0.79  
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share of SEACOR Holdings Inc.:                                    
  Continuing operations   $ 1.36   $ 0.91   $ (0.55 )   $ (0.61 )   $ 0.47  
  Discontinued operations     --     --     --       0.48       0.31  
    $ 1.36   $ 0.91   $ (0.55 )   $ (0.13 )   $ 0.78  
Weighted Average Common Shares of Outstanding:                                    
  Basic     19,965     19,825     19,739       20,173       20,433  
  Diluted     24,602     24,392     19,739       20,173       20,740  
Common Shares Outstanding at Period End     20,332     20,184     20,106       19,888       20,851  
Special Cash Dividend Declared and Paid Per Common Share of SEACOR Holdings Inc.   $ --   $ --   $ --     $ 5.00     $ --  
                                     
                                     
   
SEACOR HOLDINGS INC.
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
   
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep. 30, 2013   Jun. 30, 2013   Mar. 31, 2013   Dec. 31, 2012   Sep. 30, 2012  
Offshore Marine Services                                
Operating Revenues   $ 156,198   $ 138,678   $ 124,016   $ 141,133   $ 134,322  
Costs and Expenses:                                
  Operating     95,113     97,581     90,031     91,414     88,842  
  Administrative and general     14,132     14,235     14,827     19,456     14,795  
  Depreciation and amortization     16,470     16,460     16,287     16,750     16,051  
      125,715     128,276     121,145     127,620     119,688  
Gains on Asset Dispositions     15,343     7,895     2,339     5,822     6,585  
Operating Income     45,826     18,297     5,210     19,335     21,219  
Other Income (Expense):                                
  Derivative gains (losses), net     32     175     150     (243 )   --  
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     1,937     (833 )   (3,264 )   (409 )   717  
  Other, net     --     11     --     (9 )   --  
Equity in Earnings of 50% or Less Owned Companies, Net of Tax     1,527     7,694     1,313     1,146     1,238  
Segment Profit   $ 49,322   $ 25,344   $ 3,409   $ 19,820   $ 23,174  
                                 
OIBDA(1)   $ 62,296   $ 34,757   $ 21,497   $ 36,085   $ 37,270  
Drydocking expenditures (included in operating costs and expenses)   $ 9,017   $ 14,804   $ 11,225   $ 7,261   $ 4,343  
Out-of-service days for drydockings     635     994     645     323     315  
                                 
Inland River Services                                
Operating Revenues   $ 52,742   $ 47,357   $ 50,077   $ 66,476   $ 53,293  
Costs and Expenses:                                
  Operating     38,473     35,193     36,389     47,630     38,320  
  Administrative and general     3,431     3,921     4,024     4,689     3,480  
  Depreciation and amortization     6,869     7,078     7,084     6,684     7,335  
      48,773     46,192     47,497     59,003     49,135  
Gains on Asset Dispositions     783     4,296     697     1,378     3,503  
Operating Income     4,752     5,461     3,277     8,851     7,661  
Other Income (Expense):                                
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     (89 )   219     (137 )   144     33  
  Other, net     --     --     --     (1 )   --  
Equity in Earnings (Losses) of 50% or Less Owned Companies, Net of Tax     80     1     (2,387 )   (1,772 )   (2,227 )
Segment Profit   $ 4,743   $ 5,681   $ 753   $ 7,222   $ 5,467  
                                 
OIBDA(1)   $ 11,621   $ 12,539   $ 10,361   $ 15,535   $ 14,996  
                                 
                                 
...
   
SEACOR HOLDINGS INC.
SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
   
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep. 30, 2013     Jun. 30, 2013   Mar. 31, 2013     Dec. 31, 2012     Sep. 30, 2012  
Shipping Services                                      
Operating Revenues   $ 48,200     $ 48,103   $ 46,476     $ 46,322     $ 45,157  
Costs and Expenses:                                      
  Operating     28,215       29,554     26,614       28,250       28,089  
  Administrative and general     5,133       6,124     5,177       5,614       6,567  
  Depreciation and amortization     7,841       7,907     7,797       7,880       7,776  
      41,189       43,585     39,588       41,744       42,432  
Gains (Losses) on Asset Dispositions and Impairments, Net     3,104       114     (3,069 )     1,123       145  
Operating Income     10,115       4,632     3,819       5,701       2,870  
Other Income (Expense):                                      
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     6       (8 )   (7 )     (11 )     8  
  Other, net     540       188     14       20       7,145  
Equity in Losses of 50% or Less Owned Companies, Net of Tax     (1,413 )     (403 )   (1,505 )     (2,606 )     (551 )
Segment Profit   $ 9,248     $ 4,409   $ 2,321     $ 3,104     $ 9,472  
                                       
OIBDA(1)   $ 17,956     $ 12,539   $ 11,616     $ 13,581     $ 10,646  
Drydocking expenditures for U.S.-flag product tankers (included in operating costs and expenses)   $ 664     $ 2,884   $ 74     $ 2,137     $ --  
Out-of-service days for drydockings of U.S.-flag product tankers     5       34     1       27       --  
                                       
Ethanol and Industrial Alcohol                                      
Operating Revenues   $ 52,580     $ 61,378   $ 32,849     $ 42,280     $ 47,813  
Costs and Expenses: