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Paragon Offshore Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results and Provides Fleet Status Report

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  • Fourth quarter 2016 revenues of $61 million; net loss of $244 million or $2.78 per share
  • Full year 2016 revenues of $636 million; net loss of $338 million or $3.87 per share
  • Fourth quarter 2016 adjusted EBITDA of negative $21 million net of reorganization items
  • Full year 2016 adjusted EBITDA of $181 million net of reorganization items
  • Contract drilling services costs 16% lower compared to previous quarter
  • Cash balance at December 31, 2016 of $884 million excluding restricted cash
  • Contract backlog at December 31, 2016 of $242 million

HOUSTON, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Offshore plc ("Paragon") (OTC:PGNPQ) today reported a fourth quarter 2016 net loss of $244.4 million, or a loss of $2.78 per diluted share, as compared to fourth quarter 2015 net loss of $23.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share. Results for the fourth quarter of 2016 included a $129.9 million, or $1.48 per share, non-cash asset impairment charge primarily related to six jackups and other capital spares.  Excluding this charge, Paragon's adjusted net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $114.5 million, or a loss of $1.30 per diluted share (for a reconciliation to net income for all "adjusted" metrics, see the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures Table).

Results for the fourth quarter of 2015 included a $28.8 million, or $0.33 per share, non-cash asset impairment charge related to fixed assets under construction and capital spare parts, a net gain on sale of assets of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per share, and a $2.1 million, or $0.02 per share, tax benefit as a result of the impairment.  Excluding these charges and tax benefit of loss on impairment, Paragon's adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $3.0 million, or $0.03 per diluted share (for a reconciliation to net income for all "adjusted" metrics, see the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures Table).

For the twelve month period ending December 31, 2016, Paragon reported a loss of $338.4 million, or a loss of $3.87 per diluted share, on revenues of $636.2 million compared to a net loss of $999.6 million, or a loss of $11.65 per diluted share, on revenues of $1.5 billion for the twelve month period ending December 31, 2015. Results for the full year 2016 included a non-cash impairment charge of $129.9 million. Excluding this charge, Paragon's adjusted net loss for full year 2016 was $208.4 million, or a loss of $2.38 per diluted share. This compares to net loss for full year 2015 of $95.7 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, after adjusting 2015 results for non-cash impairment charges of $1.2 billion as well as gains totaling $17.6 million related to the sale of assets and the repurchase of the company's senior unsecured notes.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before taxes, plus interest expense, depreciation, losses on impairments, foreign currency losses, and reorganization items, less gains on the sale of assets, interest income, and foreign currency gains.  For the fourth quarter of 2016, adjusted EBITDA was negative $21.4 million, compared to $20.8 million in the third quarter of 2016.   For the full year 2016, adjusted EBITDA was $180.8 million, compared to $561.7 million for the full year 2015.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $61.0 million compared to $125.1 million in the third quarter of 2016. Paragon reported that utilization for its marketed rig fleet, which excludes available days related to rigs that were stacked and not marketed during the quarter, declined to 22 percent for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 34 percent for the third quarter of 2016. Average daily revenues declined 21 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $86,000 per day compared to the previous quarter average of $109,000 per day. Contract drilling services costs declined 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $71.3 million compared to $85.1 million in the third quarter of 2016.

General and administrative ("G&A") costs for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $10.1 million compared to $11.5 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Reorganization costs totaled $14.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $17.2 million in the third quarter of 2016.   For the full year 2016, G&A costs totaled $43.6 million compared to a total of $50.1 million for full year 2015 excluding reorganization costs.  Reorganization costs totaled $70.7 million for the full year of 2016 compared to $9.4 million for full year 2015; these costs were included in G&A in 2015.

Net cash from operating activities was $8.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to $36.6 million for the third quarter of 2016.  Net cash from operating activities totaled $253.4 million for the full year 2016 compared to $483.7 million for the full year 2015.  Cash used for capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $7.0 million including changes in accrued capital expenditures and $51.8 million for the full year 2016 including changes in accrued capital expenditures.  At December 31, 2016, liquidity, defined as cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, totaled $883.8 million.

Operating Highlights

Paragon's total contract backlog at December 31, 2016 was approximately $242 million compared to $365 million at September 30, 2016. Although Paragon continues to contest the approximately $143 million of backlog associated with what we believe to be an early release of the Paragon DPDS3 by Paragon's customer Petrobras in August 2016, we do not include that amount in our backlog total.

Utilization of Paragon's marketed floating rig fleet decreased to 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 when compared to the 40 percent utilization achieved in the third quarter of 2016. The decrease in marketed utilization in the fourth quarter of 2016 reflects fewer operating days on the Paragon MSS1 and Paragon DPDS3 which was released by Petrobras in August 2016. Average daily revenues for Paragon's floating rig fleet decreased by 59 percent to $100,000 per day in the fourth quarter of 2016 from $241,000 per day in the third quarter of 2016.

Utilization of Paragon's marketed jackup rig fleet decreased to 23 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the 34 percent utilization in the third quarter of 2016 as a number of rigs completed contracts during the fourth quarter.  Average daily revenues for Paragon's jackup fleet during the fourth quarter decreased by 13 percent to $86,000 per day from $99,000 per day during the third quarter of 2016. 

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, an estimated 25 percent of the company's marketed rig operating days were committed for 2017.  The calculations for committed operating days exclude available days related to rigs that were stacked and not marketed during the quarter.

Paragon Provides Fleet Status Report and Information on Going Concern Risk

Paragon also announced today that it issued a report on drilling rig status and contract information as of March 10, 2017.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be accessed on the company's website at www.paragonoffshore.com under the "Our Fleet" or "Investor Relations-Fleet Status Reports" sections of the website.  Paragon will issue a fleet status report once per quarter coincident with its earnings reports.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that Paragon will continue as a going concern and contemplate the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. Paragon's ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon obtaining the requisite vote of creditors and the Bankruptcy Court's approval of Paragon's plan of reorganization filed on February 7, 2017.  This represents a material uncertainty related to events and conditions that raises substantial doubt on Paragon's ability to continue as a going concern and, therefore, Paragon may be unable to utilize the company's assets and discharge the company's liabilities in the normal course of business.

During the period that Paragon is operating as debtors-in-possession under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, Paragon may sell or otherwise dispose of or liquidate assets or settle liabilities, subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court or as otherwise permitted in the ordinary course of business (and subject to restrictions in our debt agreements), for amounts other than those reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.  Further, any reorganization plan could materially change the amounts and classifications of assets and liabilities reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements.  The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities or any other adjustments that might be necessary should the company be unable to continue as a going concern.

About Paragon Offshore

Paragon is a global provider of offshore drilling rigs.  Paragon's operated fleet includes 34 jackups, including two high specification heavy duty/harsh environment jackups, four drillships, and one semisubmersible. Paragon's primary business is contracting its rigs, related equipment and work crews to conduct oil and gas drilling and workover operations for its exploration and production customers on a dayrate basis around the world. Paragon's principal executive offices are located in Houston, Texas. Paragon is a public limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 08814042 and registered office at 20-22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JS, England. Additional information is available at www.paragonoffshore.com.

Forward-Looking Disclosure Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements. Statements regarding contract backlog, earnings, costs, revenue, contract commitments, dayrates, and contract disputes, as well as any other statements that are not historical facts in this release, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These include but are not limited to risks associated with the general nature of the oil and gas industry, risks associated with the company's restructuring, actions by regulatory authorities, customers and other third parties, and other factors detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of Paragon's most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, and in Paragon's other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated.

 

PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Operating revenues                
Contract drilling services   $ 58,794     $ 267,113     $ 574,976     $ 1,368,731  
Labor contract drilling services   126     7,884     16,876     29,108  
Reimbursables and other   2,123     24,566     44,324     94,589  
    61,043     299,563     636,176     1,492,428  
Operating costs and expenses                
Contract drilling services   71,337     156,763     360,783     769,373  
Labor contract drilling services   (527 )   4,513     13,691     20,599  
Reimbursables   1,496     23,118     37,366     81,291  
Depreciation and amortization   38,505     58,694     220,237     339,268  
General and administrative   10,101     17,574     43,560     59,475  
Loss on impairments   129,915     28,811     129,915     1,181,358  
Gain on sale of assets, net       (500 )       (13,217 )
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt               (4,345 )
    250,827     288,973     805,552     2,433,802  
Operating income (loss) before interest, reorganization items and income taxes   (189,784 )   10,590     (169,376 )   (941,374 )
Interest expense, net   (18,972 )   (36,929 )   (77,271 )   (130,036 )
Other, net   (2,065 )   (1,731 )   (553 )   (310 )
Reorganization items, net   (14,068 )       (70,670 )    
Loss before income taxes   (224,889 )   (28,070 )   (317,870 )   (1,071,720 )
Income tax benefit (provision)   (19,530 )   4,807     (20,486 )   72,108  
Net loss   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,612 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest               (31 )
Net loss attributable to Paragon   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,643 )
                 
Loss per share                
Basic and diluted   $ (2.78 )   $ (0.27 )   $ (3.87 )   $ (11.65 )

 

PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
    December 31,   December 31,
    2016   2015
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 883,794     $ 773,571  
Restricted cash   8,707     3,000  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts   65,644     266,325  
Prepaid and other current assets   69,380     110,027  
Total current assets   1,027,525     1,152,923  
         
Property and equipment, net   812,772     1,111,098  
Restricted cash   37,880     25,030  
Other long-term assets   25,554     73,796  
Total assets   $ 1,903,731     $ 2,362,847  
         
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY        
Current liabilities        
Current maturities of long-term debt   $ 29,737     $ 40,629  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   61,853     85,374  
Accrued payroll and related costs   43,683     48,246  
Other current liabilities   55,293     109,640  
Total current liabilities   190,566     283,889  
         
Long-term debt   165,963     2,538,444  
Deferred income taxes   6,282     9,373  
Other liabilities   29,114     37,731  
Liabilities subject to compromise   2,344,563      
Total liabilities   2,736,488     2,869,437  
         
Total shareholders' deficit   (832,757 )   (506,590 )
Total liabilities and equity   $ 1,903,731     $ 2,362,847  


PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
    Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,
    2016   2015
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net loss   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,612 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization   220,237     339,268  
Loss on impairments   129,915     1,181,358  
Gain on sale of assets, net       (13,217 )
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt       (4,345 )
Other changes in operating activities   241,576     (19,719 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   253,372     483,733  
         
Cash flows from investing activities        
Capital expenditures   (43,405 )   (202,909 )
Change in accrued capital expenditures   (8,377 )   (14,638 )
Proceeds from sale of assets       30,816  
Acquisition of Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A. non-controlling interest       (2,185 )
Change in restricted cash   (18,557 )   (15,528 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (70,339 )   (204,444 )
         
Cash flows from financing activities        
Net Activity – Revolving Credit Facility       11,000  
Additional Borrowings – Revolving Credit Facility       543,500  
Proceeds from Sale-Leaseback Financing       291,576  
Repayments on Sale-Leaseback Financing   (72,810 )   (28,854 )
Repayment of Term Loan Facility       (6,500 )
Repayment of Prospector Senior Credit Facility       (265,666 )
Repayment of Prospector Bonds       (101,000 )
Purchase of Senior Notes       (6,546 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (72,810 )   437,510  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   110,223     716,799  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   773,571     56,772  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 883,794     $ 773,571  

 

PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
     
    Three Months Ended
    December 31,   September 30,
    2016   2015   2016
Rig fleet operating statistics (1)            
Jackups:            
Average Rig Utilization   21 %   52 %   32 %
Marketed Utilization (2)   23 %   55 %   34 %
Operating Days   664     1,625     1,001  
Average Dayrate   $ 85,872     $ 120,687     $ 98,824  
Floaters:            
Average Rig Utilization   3 %   51 %   13 %
Marketed Utilization (2)   10 %   61 %   40 %
Operating Days   18     282     74  
Average Dayrate   $ 100,101     $ 252,130     $ 241,379  
Total:            
Average Rig Utilization   19 %   52 %   29 %
Marketed Utilization (2)   22 %   56 %   34 %
Operating Days   682     1,907     1,075  
Average Dayrate   $ 86,240     $ 140,086     $ 108,574  
                         
(1) We define average rig utilization for a specific period as the total number of days our rigs are operating under contract, divided by the product of the total number of our rigs, including cold-stacked rigs, and the number of calendar days in such period. Information reflects our policy of reporting on the basis of the number of available rigs in our fleet.
(2) Marketed utilization excludes the impact of Paragon cold-stacked rigs for each comparable quarter, respectively.
                         



PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CALCULATION OF BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted loss per share:
         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Allocation of loss:                
Basic and diluted                
Net loss attributable to Paragon    $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,643 )
Earnings allocated to unvested share-based payment awards (1)                
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders - basic and diluted   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,643 )
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted   88,055     86,026     87,534     85,785  
                 
Weighted average unvested share-based payment awards   3,485     6,714     4,418     6,197  
                 
Loss per share                
Basic and diluted   $ (2.78 )   $ (0.27 )   $ (3.87 )   $ (11.65 )
                                 
(1) No earnings were allocated to unvested share-based payment awards in our earnings per share calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 due to a net loss in each respective period.        
                                 


  

PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
         
The following table sets forth the reconciliation of net loss to adjusted net income (non-GAAP):
         
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   December 31,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
                 
Net loss   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,643 )
Adjustments:                
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt               (4,345 )
Gain on sale of assets       (500 )       (13,217 )
Loss on impairments   129,915     28,811     129,915     1,181,358  
Tax impact of loss on impairments       (2,081 )       (68,422 )
Adjusted net income (loss)   $ (114,504 )   $ 2,967     $ (208,441 )   $ 95,731  
                 
Allocation of adjusted net income (loss):                
Basic and diluted                
Adjusted net income (loss)   $ (114,504 )   $ 2,967     $ (208,441 )   $ 95,731  
Earnings allocated to unvested share-based payment awards (1)       (199 )       (6,450 )
Adjusted net income (loss) to ordinary shareholders - basic and diluted   $ (114,504 )   $ 2,768     $ (208,441 )   $ 89,281  
                 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic and diluted   88,055     86,026     87,534     85,785  
                 
Weighted average unvested share-based payment awards   3,485     6,714     4,418     6,197  
                 
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share                
Basic and diluted   $ (1.30 )   $ 0.03     $ (2.38 )   $ 1.04  
                                 
(1) No earnings were allocated to unvested share-based payment awards in our earnings per share calculation for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 due to a net loss in each respective period.
                                 

 

PARAGON OFFSHORE plc
(DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Cont'd)
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,
    2016   2015   2016   2016   2015
                     
Operating revenues                    
Contract drilling services   $ 58,794     $ 267,113     $ 116,674     $ 574,976     $ 1,368,731  
Labor contract drilling services   126     7,884     4,517     16,876     29,108  
Reimbursables and other   2,123     24,566     3,887     44,324     94,589  
    61,043     299,563     125,078     636,176     1,492,428  
Operating costs and expenses                    
Contract drilling services   71,337     156,763     85,109     360,783     769,373  
Labor contract drilling services   (527 )   4,513     4,966     13,691     20,599  
Reimbursables   1,496     23,118     2,778     37,366     81,291  
Depreciation and amortization   38,505     58,694     50,270     220,237     339,268  
General and administrative   10,101     17,574     11,464     43,560     59,475  
Loss on impairments   129,915     28,811         129,915     1,181,358  
Gain on sale of assets       (500 )           (13,217 )
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt                   (4,345 )
    250,827     288,973     154,587     805,552     2,433,802  
Operating income (loss) before interest, reorganization items and income taxes   (189,784 )   10,590     (29,509 )   (169,376 )   (941,374 )
Interest expense, net   (18,972 )   (36,929 )   (18,446 )   (77,271 )   (130,036 )
Other, net   (2,065 )   (1,731 )   2,804     (553 )   (310 )
Reorganization items, net   (14,068 )       (17,211 )   (70,670 )    
Loss before income taxes   (224,889 )   (28,070 )   (62,362 )   (317,870 )   (1,071,720 )
Income tax benefit (provision)   (19,530 )   4,807     (1,256 )   (20,486 )   72,108  
Net loss   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (63,618 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,612 )
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests                   (31 )
Net loss attributable to Paragon   $ (244,419 )   $ (23,263 )   $ (63,618 )   $ (338,356 )   $ (999,643 )
                     
Adjustments:                    
Depreciation and amortization   38,505     58,694     50,270     220,237     339,268  
Loss on impairments   129,915     28,811         129,915     1,181,358  
Gain on sale of assets       (500 )           (13,217 )
Gain on repurchase of long-term debt                   (4,345 )
Interest expense, net   18,972     36,929     18,446     77,271     130,036  
Other, net   2,065     1,731     (2,804 )   553     310  
Reorganization items, net   14,068         17,211     70,670      
Income tax provision (benefit)   19,530     (4,807 )   1,256     20,486     (72,108 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (21,364 )   $ 97,595     $ 20,761     $ 180,776     $ 561,659  

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