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Superior Energy Services Announces First Quarter 2020 Results

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HOUSTON, May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) (the "Company") today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2020 of $32.3 million, or $2.18 per share, on revenue of $321.5 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $6.2 million, or $0.42 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2019, on revenue of $336.1 million and a net loss from continuing operations of $32.6 million, or $2.10 per share, for the first quarter of 2019, on revenue of $365.3 million. 

The Company reported pre-tax charges of $16.5 million in reduction in value of assets, $6.0 million in restructuring costs and $4.3 million of merger-related transaction costs. The resulting adjusted net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2020 was $11.7 million, or $0.78 per share.

David Dunlap, President and CEO, commented, "Although our first quarter results don't reflect an extensive impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's clear that the world changed suddenly as the global spread of this illness accelerated toward the end of the quarter.  At Superior Energy, our time and effort increasingly shifted towards ensuring the well-being of our employees and customers as the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 grew.  

"A significant consequence of the global pandemic was the precipitous decline in both oil demand and price.  In turn, our customers have rapidly and dramatically reduced their spending, causing us to take significant steps to respond to a much smaller market.  To date, we have:

  • Implemented actions to reduce our payroll costs by an estimated annual net amount of approximately $115 million through a combination of salary reductions, reductions in force and furloughs;
  • Reduced 2020 capital expenditures to no more than $50 million for the full year; and
  • Leveraged governmental relief efforts to defer payroll and other tax payments, including an anticipated tax refund of approximately $30 million

"We will continue to appropriately scale the cost structure of the Company as we experience changes in customer spending and activity. 

"With the secular change to the global oil and gas market beginning in earnest in 2015, our organization embarked on a rigorous evaluation of options to enhance stakeholder value.  As a result of our efforts, we have determined the best way to maximize stakeholder value is to separate the Company into two publicly traded companies - one focused on the consolidation of the U.S. onshore completion, production and water solutions market and the other centered around our leading global franchises.  This separation better aligns future growth strategies, cost-structures and capital deployment with each entities' commercial, geographical and product offerings.

"In December 2019, the Company entered into an agreement with Forbes Energy Services ("Forbes") to combine its North America services business lines with Forbes into a separate company.  To date, significant progress has been made in finalizing the combination; however, the COVID-19 pandemic and decline in oil and gas prices have created significant disruption to the capital markets and both companies' operations.  This disruption has rendered the combination of our North America business lines with Forbes and our related note exchange offer impractical to complete on the terms originally contemplated, and we and Forbes intend to terminate the merger agreement. While this specific transaction will not come to pass, the strategic rationale for the separation of the Company's business lines remains clear, and we will continue to actively pursue strategies to effectuate it." 

First Quarter 2020 Geographic Breakdown

U.S. land revenue was $134.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of 2% as compared with revenue of $137.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, and a 34% decrease compared to revenue of $203.9 million in the first quarter of 2019.  U.S. offshore revenue decreased 16% to $80.1 million as compared with revenue of $95.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, and increased 16%  from revenue of $69.3 million in the first quarter of 2019.  International revenue of $106.8 million increased by 4% as compared with revenue of $102.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and increased 16% as compared to revenue of $92.1 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Drilling Products and Services Segment

The Drilling Products and Services segment revenue in the first quarter of 2020 was $104.0 million, a 5% increase from fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $98.6 million and a 3% increase from first quarter 2019 revenue of $101.1 million.

U.S. land revenue increased 1% from fourth quarter 2019 to $36.7 million, U.S. offshore revenue increased 9% sequentially to $37.2 million and international revenue increased by 6% to $30.1 million.

Onshore Completion and Workover Services Segment

The Onshore Completion and Workover Services segment revenue in the first quarter of 2020 was $61.2 million, a 9% decrease from fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $67.6 million, and a 41% decrease from first quarter 2019 revenue of $103.1 million.

Production Services Segment

The Production Services segment revenue increased in the first quarter of 2020 by 1% to $101.5 million from $100.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 and decreased by 2% from first quarter 2019 revenue of $103.5 million.

U.S. land revenue was $30.7 million, a 17% increase from fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $26.2 million.  U.S. offshore revenue decreased 23% sequentially to $11.3 million and international revenue remained flat from the fourth quarter 2019 at $59.5 million.

Technical Solutions Segment

The Technical Solutions segment revenue in the first quarter of 2020 was $54.8 million, a 21% decrease from fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $69.3 million and a 5% decrease from first quarter 2019 revenue of $57.6 million.

U.S. land revenue decreased 21% sequentially to $6.1 million.  U.S. offshore revenue decreased 32% sequentially to $31.5 million and international revenue increased 15% to $17.1 million.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday May 21, 2020.  The call can be accessed from the Company's website at www.superiorenergy.com or by telephone at 888-317-6003 and using entry number 6767493.  For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through May 28, 2020 and may be accessed by calling 877-344-7529 and using the access code 10143955.

About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) serves the drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide through a diversified portfolio of specialized oilfield services and equipment that are used throughout the economic life cycle of oil and gas wells.  For more information, visit: www.superiorenergy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains, and future oral or written statements or press releases by the Company and its management may contain, certain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Generally, the words "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks" and "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. All statements other than statements of historical fact regarding the Company's financial position, financial performance, liquidity, strategic alternatives, market outlook, future capital needs, capital allocation plans, business strategies and other plans and objectives of our management for future operations and activities are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company's management in light of its experience and prevailing circumstances on the date such statements are made. Such forward-looking statements, and the assumptions on which they are based, are inherently speculative and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from such statements. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside the control of the Company, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.

While the Company believes that the assumptions concerning future events are reasonable, it cautions that there are inherent difficulties in predicting certain important factors that could impact the future performance or results of its business. Among the factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the conditions in the oil and gas industry; the effects of public health threats, pandemics and epidemics, like the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and the adverse impact thereof on our business, financial condition, results of operations and liquidity, including, but not limited to, our growth, operating costs, supply chain, labor availability, logistical capabilities, customer demand and industry demand generally, margins, utilization, cash position, taxes, the price of our securities, the ability to access capital markets; the ability of the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its broader partners ("OPEC+") to agree on and to maintain crude oil price and production controls; our outstanding debt obligations and the potential effect of limiting our ability to fund future growth; necessary capital financing may not be available at economic rates or at all; volatility of our common stock; operating hazards, including the significant possibility of accidents resulting in personal injury or death, or property damage for which we may have limited or no insurance coverage or indemnification rights; possibly not being fully indemnified against losses incurred due to catastrophic events; claims, litigation or other proceedings that require cash payments or could impair the Company's financial condition; credit risk associated with the customer base; the effect of regulatory programs  and environmental matters on our operations or prospects; the impact of unfavorable or unusual weather conditions could have on our operations; the potential inability to retain key employees and skilled workers; political, legal, economic and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's international operations; laws, regulations or practices in foreign countries could materially restrict  operations or expose us to additional risks; potential changes in tax laws, adverse positions taken by tax authorities or tax audits impacting operating results; changes in competitive and technological factors affecting operations; risks associated with the uncertainty of macroeconomic and business conditions worldwide; potential impacts of cyber-attacks on operations; counterparty risks associated with reliance on key suppliers; challenges with estimating the Company's potential liabilities related to its oil and natural gas property; risks associated with potential changes of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management security and bonding requirements for the Company's offshore platforms; the potential failure to consummate the Combination (as defined in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the "Form 10-K")); the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the Combination if it does not consummate; failure to complete the Combination could negatively impact our business and financial results; and failure of management to focus on alternative opportunities as a result of the Combination.  

These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors, forward-looking statements and challenges and uncertainties described in the Company's Form 10-K, the Company's Form 8-K filed on April 28, 2020, and those set forth from time to time in the Company's other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.superiorenergy.com. Except as required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Vincent, VP of Treasury and Investor Relations, (713) 654-2200


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except earnings per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,   December 31,  
    2020   2019   2019  
                     
Revenues   $   321,497     $   365,274     $   336,072    
                     
Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion)   211,686     240,053     223,570    
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion   41,355     56,343     43,741    
General and administrative expenses   65,157     71,112     65,211    
Reduction in value of assets   16,522     -     -    
                     
Income/(Loss) from operations   (13,223 )   (2,234 )   3,550    
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense, net   (25,134 )   (25,121 )   (24,038 )  
Other income (expense)   (4,232 )   (1,612 )   1,993    
                     
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes   (42,589 )   (28,967 )   (18,495 )  
                     
Income taxes   (10,254 )   3,677     (12,333 )  
                     
Net loss from continuing operations   (32,335 )   (32,644 )   (6,162 )  
                     
Income from discontinued operations, net of income tax   (47,129 )   (15,061 )   (92,362 )  
                     
Net loss   $   (79,464 )   $   (47,705 )   $   (98,524 )  
                     
Basic and diluted loss per share                    
Net loss from continuing operations   $   (2.18 )   $   (2.10 )   $   (0.42 )  
Income from discontinued operations   (3.18 )   (0.97 )   (6.26 )  
Basic and diluted loss per share   $   (5.36 )   $   (3.07 )   $   (6.68 )  
                     
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding   14,809     15,578     14,745    
                     


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
             
    3/31/2020
  12/31/2019
ASSETS            
             
Current assets:            
Cash and cash equivalents   $   252,221     $   272,624  
Accounts receivable, net   310,902     332,047  
Income taxes receivable   29,914     740  
Prepaid expenses   38,902     49,132  
Inventory and other current assets   125,718     117,629  
Assets held for sale   121,080     216,197  
             
Total current assets   878,737     988,369  
             
Property, plant and equipment, net   620,017     664,949  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   76,533     80,906  
Goodwill   136,155     137,695  
Notes receivable   69,245     68,092  
Restricted cash   2,773     2,764  
Intangible and other long-term assets, net   47,431     50,455  
             
Total assets   $   1,830,891     $   1,993,230  
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)        
             
Current liabilities:            
Accounts payable   $   73,144     $   92,966  
Accrued expenses   164,883     182,934  
Current portion of decommissioning liabilities   3,677     3,649  
Liabilities held for sale   8,226     44,938  
             
Total current liabilities   249,930     324,487  
             
Long-term debt, net   1,284,008     1,286,629  
Decommissioning liabilities   134,031     132,632  
Operating lease liabilities   57,948     62,354  
Deferred income taxes   7,129     3,247  
Other long-term liabilities   129,955     134,308  
             
Total stockholders' equity (deficit)   (32,110 )   49,573  
             
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)   $   1,830,891     $   1,993,230  
 


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 AND 2019
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
    2020   2019
             
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net loss   $   (79,464 )   $   (47,705 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion   41,355     82,439  
Reduction in value of assets   16,522     -  
Reduction in value of assets held for sale   46,358     -  
Other noncash items   13,615     4,467  
Changes in working capital and other   (70,626 )   (11,822 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   (32,240 )   27,379  
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Payments for capital expenditures   (18,563 )   (41,160 )
Proceeds from sales of assets   33,045     5,066  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   14,482     (36,094 )
             
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Other   (208 )   (1,667 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (208 )   (1,667 )
             
Effect of exchange rate changes in cash   (2,428 )   924  
             
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   (20,394 )   (9,458 )
             
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   275,388     163,748  
             
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period   $   254,994     $   154,290  
 


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION BY SEGMENT
SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(unaudited)
 
    Three months ended,  
    March 31, 2020   December 31, 2019   March 31, 2019  
U.S. land              
Drilling Products and Services   $   36,656   $   36,271   $   48,217  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   61,218   67,571   103,136  
Production Services   30,667   26,205   40,666  
Technical Solutions   6,137   7,774   11,920  
Total U.S. land   $   134,678   $   137,821   $   203,939  
               
U.S. offshore              
Drilling Products and Services   $   37,224   $   34,056   $   29,067  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   -   -   -  
Production Services   11,299   14,632   19,272  
Technical Solutions   31,533   46,655   20,933  
Total U.S. offshore   $   80,056   $   95,343   $   69,272  
               
International              
Drilling Products and Services   $   30,113   $   28,299   $   23,795  
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   -   -   -  
Production Services   59,538   59,754   43,512  
Technical Solutions   17,112   14,855   24,756  
Total International   $   106,763   $   102,908   $   92,063  
               
Total Revenues   $   321,497   $   336,072   $   365,274  
 


SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   
Revenues   March 31, 2020 (1) December 31, 2019 (1) March 31, 2019 (1)
Drilling Products and Services   $   103,993     $   98,626     $   101,079    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   61,218     67,571     103,136    
Production Services   101,504     100,591     103,450    
Technical Solutions   54,782     69,284     57,609    
Total Revenues   $   321,497     $   336,072     $   365,274    
                     
Income (Loss) from Operations                    
Drilling Products and Services   $   36,867     $   27,631     $   21,279    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   (1,870 )   4,263     1,958    
Production Services   756     (8,764 )   1,617    
Technical Solutions   (4,638 )   8,047     (916 )  
Corporate and other   (17,457 )   (21,636 )   (26,172 )  
Total Income from Operations   $   13,658     $   9,541     $   (2,234 )  
                     
EBITDA                    
Drilling Products and Services   $   54,657     $   46,946     $   44,305    
Onshore Completion and Workover Services   4,443     10,023     13,605    
Production Services   11,594     3,288     15,757    
Technical Solutions   707     13,514     5,394    
Corporate and other   (16,388 )   (20,489 )   (24,952 )  
Total EBITDA   $   55,013     $   53,282     $   54,109    
                     
(1) Income (loss) from operations and EBITDA exclude the impact of special items for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. For Non-GAAP reconciliations, refer to Table 2 below.
 


Reconciliation of Consolidated Adjusted Net Loss From Continuing Operations
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 1
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2020    December 31, 2019 
    Consolidated     Per Share     Consolidated     Per Share  
                         
Reported net loss from continuing operations   $   (32,335 )   $   (2.18 )   $   (6,162 )   $   (0.42 )
                         
Reduction in value of assets     16,522       1.12       -       -   
Restructuring costs     6,020       0.41       2,896       0.20  
Merger-related transaction costs     4,339       0.29       3,095       0.21  
Income taxes     (6,236 )     (0.42 )     (1,390 )     (0.10 )
                         
Adjusted net loss from continuing operations   $   (11,690 )   $   (0.78 )   $   (1,561 )   $   (0.11 )
 


Reconciliation of Adjusted Income (Loss) from Operations and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Table 1
                                                 
    Three months ended March 31, 2020
     Drilling Products and Services     Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services 
   Production
Services 
   
Technical
Solutions 
   Corporate and Other     Consolidated 
                                                 
Reported net income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 36,727     $ (2,998 )   $ (3,897 )   $ (17,329 )   $ (44,838 )   $ (32,335 )
Restructuring costs     140       1,128       557       3,784       411       6,020  
Merger-related costs     -       -       -       -       4,339       4,339  
Reduction in value of assets     -       -       4,096       12,426       -       16,522  
Interest expense, net     -       -       -       (1,173 )     26,307       25,134  
Other expense     -       -       -       -       4,232       4,232  
Income taxes     -       -       -       -       (10,254 )     (10,254 )
Income (loss) from operations   $ 36,867     $ (1,870 )   $ 756     $ (2,292 )   $ (19,803 )   $ 13,658  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    17,790       6,313       10,838       5,345       1,069       41,355  
EBITDA   $ 54,657     $ 4,443     $ 11,594     $ 3,053     $ (18,734 )   $ 55,013  
                                                 
                                                 
    Three months ended December 31, 2019
     Drilling Products and Services     Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services 
   Production
Services 
   
Technical
Solutions 
   Corporate and Other     Consolidated 
                                                 
Reported net income (loss) from continuing operations   $ 27,618     $ 3,187     $ (10,068 )   $ 8,612     $ (35,511 )   $ (6,162 )
Restructuring costs     13       1,076       1,304       503       -       2,896  
Merger-related costs     -       -       -       -       3,095       3,095  
Interest expense, net     -       -       -       (1,068 )     25,106       24,038  
Other expense     -       -       -       -       (1,993 )     (1,993 )
Income taxes     -       -       -       -       (12,333 )     (12,333 )
Adjusted income (loss) from operations   $ 27,631     $ 4,263     $ (8,764 )   $ 8,047     $ (21,636 )   $ 9,541  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    19,315       5,760       12,052       5,467       1,147       43,741  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 46,946     $ 10,023     $ 3,288     $ 13,514     $ (20,489 )   $ 53,282  
                                                 
                                                 
    Three months ended March 31, 2019
     Drilling Products and Services     Onshore
Completion
and Workover
Services 
   Production
Services 
   
Technical
Solutions 
   Corporate and Other     Consolidated 
                                                 
Reported net income (loss) from continuing  operations   $ 21,279     $ 1,958     $ 1,617     $ 102     $ (57,600 )   $ (32,644 )
Interest expense, net     -       -       -       (1,018 )     26,139       25,121  
Other expense     -       -       -       -       1,612       1,612  
Income taxes     -       -       -       -       3,677       3,677  
Adjusted income (loss) from operations   $ 21,279     $ 1,958     $ 1,617     $ (916 )   $ (26,172 )   $ (2,234 )
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
  and accretion
    23,026       11,647       14,140       6,310       1,220       56,343  
EBITDA   $ 44,305     $ 13,605     $ 15,757     $ 5,394     $ (24,952 )   $ 54,109  

 

 

 

 

 

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