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Diamond Offshore Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) today reported the following results for the fourth quarter of 2019:


Three Months Ended

Thousands of dollars, except per share data

December 31, 2019


September 30, 2019

Total revenues 

$                  276,376


$                  254,020

Operating loss

(48,869)


(72,834)

Adjusted operating loss

(48,869)


(70,291)

Net loss

(74,770)


(95,128)

Adjusted net loss

(62,706)


(92,803)

Loss per diluted share 

$                      (0.54)


$                      (0.69)

Adjusted loss per diluted share 

$                      (0.45)


$                      (0.67)


 

During 2019, the Company secured $620 million of backlog, including over $50 million secured in the fourth quarter related to a 12-month extension for the Ocean Patriot in the North Sea. As of January 1, 2020, the Company's total contracted backlog was $1.6 billion, excluding approximately a $100 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 5959776.  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, depressed levels 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.

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)












Three Months Ended 


Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


December 31,


2019


2019


2018


2019


2018











Revenues:










Contract drilling 

$       258,650


$       242,315


$       226,003


$       934,934


$    1,059,973

Revenues related to reimbursable expenses 

17,726


11,705


6,519


45,710


23,242

Total revenues 

276,376


254,020


232,522


980,644


1,083,215











Operating expenses:










Contract drilling, excluding depreciation 

199,633


201,568


160,368


793,412


722,834

Reimbursable expenses 

17,537


11,423


6,459


45,016


22,917

Depreciation 

91,752


88,693


86,255


355,596


331,789

General and administrative 

16,442


18,830


15,294


67,878


85,351

Impairment of assets

-


-


-


-


27,225

Restucturing and separation costs

-


-


116


-


5,041

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets 

(119)


6,340


1,307


1,072


241

Total operating expenses 

325,245


326,854


269,799


1,262,974


1,195,398











Operating loss

(48,869)


(72,834)


(37,277)


(282,330)


(112,183)











Other income (expense):










Interest income 

718


1,317


2,476


6,382


8,477

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized 

(30,650)


(31,098)


(31,044)


(122,832)


(123,240)

Foreign currency transaction loss

(2,053)


(77)


(494)


(3,936)


(379)

Other, net 

182


82


36


702


700











Loss before income tax (expense) benefit 

(80,672)


(102,610)


(66,303)


(402,014)


(226,625)











Income tax benefit (expense)

5,902


7,482


(12,904)


44,800


46,353











Net loss

$        (74,770)


$        (95,128)


$        (79,207)


$      (357,214)


$      (180,272)











Loss per share 

$           (0.54)


$           (0.69)


$           (0.58)


$           (2.60)


$           (1.31)











Weighted-average shares outstanding:










Shares of common stock 

137,698


137,694


137,436


137,652


137,399

Dilutive potential shares of common stock 

-


-


-


-


-

Total weighted-average shares outstanding 

137,698


137,694


137,436


137,652


137,399

 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)






December 31,


2019


2018

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents 

$         156,281


$         154,073

Marketable securities

-


299,849

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debts   

250,856


168,620

Prepaid expenses and other current assets   

68,658


163,396

Asset held for sale

1,000


-

Total current assets 

476,795


785,938





Drilling and other property and equipment, net of accumulated 




depreciation 

5,152,828

5,184,222

Other assets 

204,421


65,534

Total assets 

$      5,834,044


$      6,035,694





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Other current liabilities 

$         302,594


$         236,846

Long-term debt 

1,975,741


1,973,922

Deferred tax liability 

47,528


104,380

Other liabilities 

275,971


135,893

Stockholders' equity 

3,232,210


3,584,653

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$      5,834,044


$      6,035,694




 

DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)






Years Ended 


December 31,


2019


2018

Operating activities:




Net loss

$        (357,214)


$        (180,272)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash 




provided by operating activities




Depreciation   

355,596


331,789

Loss on impairment of assets

-


27,225

Deferred tax provision   

(56,908)


(75,993)

Stock-based compensation expense

6,208


6,749

Contract liabilities, net

27,578


183

Deferred contract costs, net

59,141


22,765

Other   

15,812


(7,466)

Net changes in operating working capital   

(41,124)

107,078

Net cash provided by operating activities 

9,089


232,058





Investing activities:




Capital expenditures 

(326,090)


(222,406)

Proceeds from disposition of assets, net of disposal costs   

16,217


70,067

Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities

2,300,000


1,600,000

Purchase of marketable securities

(1,996,996)


(1,895,997)

Net cash used in investing activities 

(6,869)


(448,336)





Financing activities:




Other   

(12)


(5,686)

Net cash used in financing activities 

(12)


(5,686)





Net change in cash and cash equivalents 

2,208


(221,964)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 

154,073


376,037

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   

$         156,281


$         154,073

 



DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

AVERAGE DAYRATE, UTILIZATION AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

(Dayrate in thousands)
































TOTAL FLEET


Fourth Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

2019

2019

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)












$264

59%

94.7%

$253

65%

96.6%

$315

46%

95.4%


(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 two 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 loss, adjusted net loss and adjusted loss 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 items 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 various items and their related tax effects are appropriate measures of the continuing and normal operations of the Company. The amounts excluded from our adjusted results include the loss on sale of mooring equipment recognized during the third quarter of 2019 in relation to a new leasing initiative and other discrete tax items recognized in the fourth quarter of 2019.  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 or loss, cash flows from operations or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.



Three Months Ended 



December 31,


September 30,



2019


2019

Reconciliation of As Reported Operating Loss to Adjusted
Operating Loss:




(In thousands)






As reported operating loss

$           (48,869)


$           (72,834)






Adjustments:




Loss on sale of mooring equipment

-


2,543






Adjusted operating loss

$           (48,869)


$           (70,291)






Reconciliation of As Reported Net Loss to Adjusted Net Loss:




(In thousands)






As reported net loss

$           (74,770)


$           (95,128)






Adjustments:




Loss on sale of mooring equipment

-


2,543






Tax effect of adjustments:




Loss on sale of mooring equipment

-


(218)

Other discrete items 

12,064


-






Adjusted net loss

$           (62,706)


$           (92,803)



 



Three Months Ended 



December 31,


September 30,



2019


2019

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






As reported loss per diluted share 

$              (0.54)


$              (0.69)






Adjustments:




Loss on sale of mooring equipment

-


0.02






Tax effect of adjustments:




Loss on sale of mooring equipment

-


-

Other discrete items 

0.09


-






Adjusted loss per diluted share 

$              (0.45)


$              (0.67)


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

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