SOURCE: Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

May 19, 2016 16:05 ET

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Reports Financial and Operating Results for the First Quarter 2016

NICOSIA, CYPRUS--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) -  Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG), or Ocean Rig or the Company, an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • For the first quarter of 2016, the Company reported a net income of $288.0 million, or $2.07 basic and diluted earnings per share.

    Included in the first quarter 2016 results are:

  • Non-cash gains associated with the purchase of the 7.25% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2019 and the 6.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 totaling $125.0 million, or $0.90 per share.

    Excluding the above items, the Company would have reported net income of $163.0 million, or $1.17 per share.

  • The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $343.0 million for the first quarter of 2016.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure; please see later in this press release for reconciliation to net income

George Economou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented:

"Despite the current market conditions and our recent contract terminations, we are pleased to report another solid quarter, with a fleet utilization of approximately 96.3% and further reductions in corporate and operating expenses. Our performance is a testament to the superior operating results associated with modern assets and the collective efforts of our operating team."

Financial Review: 2016 First Quarter

The Company recorded net income of $288.0 million, or $2.07 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to a net income of $41.1 million, or $0.31 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015.

Revenues increased by $105.9 million to $508.0 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to $402.1 million for the same period in 2015.

Drilling units' operating expenses decreased to $145.6 million and total depreciation and amortization decreased to $85.9 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, from $152.9 million and $88.4 million, respectively, for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015. Total general and administrative expenses decreased to $18.8 million in the first quarter of 2016 from $28.0 million during the same period in 2015.

Interest and finance costs, net of interest income, decreased to $59.7 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, compared to $61.7 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015.

Operating Fleet

The table below describes our operating fleet profile as of May 17, 2016:

Total backlog as of May 17, 2016 amounted to $2.43 billion.

             
Unit   Year built/ or Scheduled Delivery   Redelivery   Operating Area
             
Leiv Eiriksson   2001   Q4 - 16   Norway
Ocean Rig Corcovado   2011   Q2 - 18   Brazil
Ocean Rig Poseidon   2011   Q2 - 17   Angola
Ocean Rig Mykonos   2011   Q1 - 18   Brazil
Ocean Rig Mylos   2013   Q3 - 16   Brazil
Ocean Rig Skyros   2013   Q3 - 21   Angola
Ocean Rig Athena   2014   Q2 - 17   Senegal
             
             
Ocean Rig UDW Inc.  
   
Financial Statements  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
   

(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended
 March 31,
 
    2015     2016  
                 
REVENUES:                
Revenues   $ 402,083     $ 508,007  
                 
                 
EXPENSES:                
Drilling units operating expenses     152,927       145,559  
Depreciation and amortization     88,360       85,919  
General and administrative expenses     28,001       18,812  
Legal settlements and other, net     -       32  
Operating income     132,795       257,685  
                 
OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSES):                
Interest and finance costs, net of interest income     (61,690 )     (59,701 )
Gain from repurchase of senior notes     -       125,001  
Loss on interest rate swaps     (8,191 )     (5,067 )
Other, net     (2,183 )     (1,139 )
Income taxes     (19,590 )     (28,755 )
Total other income/ (expenses), net     (91,654 )     30,339  
                 
Net income attributable to Ocean Rig UDW Inc.   $ 41,141     $ 288,024  
                 
                 
Net income attributable to Ocean Rig UDW Inc. common stockholders   $ 41,011     $ 287,189  
                 
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted   $ 0.31     $ 2.07  
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted     131,992,529       138,653,520  
                 
                 
                 
Ocean Rig UDW Inc.
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
         

(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
  December 31, 2015  
March 31, 2016
             
ASSETS            
  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (current and non-current)   $ 747,485   $ 827,890
  Other current assets     500,637     437,741
  Advances for drilling units under construction and related costs     394,852     413,504
  Drilling units, machinery and equipment, net     6,336,892     6,264,378
  Other non-current assets     40,354     23,379
  Total assets     8,020,220     7,966,892
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
  Total debt, net of deferred financing costs     4,328,468     4,071,087
  Total other liabilities     416,987     332,301
  Total stockholders' equity     3,274,765     3,563,504
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 8,020,220   $ 7,966,892
             
SHARE COUNT DATA            
  Common stock issued   160,888,606     160,888,606  
  Less: Treasury stock   (22,222,222 )   (22,222,222 )
  Common stock issued and outstanding   138,666,384     138,666,384  
               
               

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, class survey costs, impairment loss, loss on sale of assets, gain from repurchase of senior notes and gains or losses on interest rate swaps. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and our calculation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which the Company measures its operations. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by our lenders as a measure of our compliance with certain covenants contained in our loan agreements and because the Company believes that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness.

The following table reconciles net income to Adjusted-EBITDA:

       
(Dollars in thousands)   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
    2015   2016  
Net income   $ 41,141   $ 288,024  
               
Add: Net interest expense     61,690     59,701  
Add: Depreciation and amortization     88,360     85,919  
Add: Income taxes     19,590     28,755  
Add: Loss on interest rate swaps     8,191     5,067  
Add: Class survey costs     -     521  
Less: Gain from repurchase of senior notes     -     (125,001 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 218,972   $ 342,986  
               

Drill Rigs Holdings Inc - Supplemental Information

Leiv Eiriksson

The Leiv Eiriksson is currently undergoing a yard stay in Norway before commencing its contract with Lundin Norway AS during the third quarter of 2016. During the first quarter of 2016, the unit achieved utilization of 96.58%.

Eirik Raude

The Eirik Raude is currently en route to its stacking location and is available for alternative employment. During the first quarter of 2016, the unit achieved utilization of 75.86%.

Summary Financials of Drill Rig Holdings Inc.:

             
    Year ended
December 31, 2015
    Three months ended March 31, 2016  
(Dollars in thousands)                
Total assets   $ 742,778     $ 712,852  
Total debt, net of financing fees     (794,103 )     (796,140 )
Shareholders equity     95,897       137,271  
Total cash and cash equivalents   $ 43,339     $ 39,448  
                 
                 
    Three months ended
 March 31, 2015
  Three months ended
 March 31, 2016
(Dollars in thousands)            
Total revenue   $ 82,546   $ 74,297
EBITDA   $ 46,225   $ 48,191
             
             

 EBITDA reconciliation of Drill Rig Holdings Inc.:

(Dollars in thousands)   Three months ended
March 31,
    2015   2016
Net Income/ (loss)   $ 4,651   $ 14,732
Add: Net interest expense     14,058     15,163
Add: Depreciation and amortization     23,721     15,566
Add: Income taxes     3,795     2,730
EBITDA   $ 46,225   $ 48,191
             
             

Conference Call and Webcast: May 20, 2016

As announced, the Company's management team will host a conference call, on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the Company's financial results.

Conference Call Details

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1(866) 819-7111 (from the US), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or +(44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Ocean Rig."

A replay of the conference call will be available until Friday, May 27, 2016. The United States replay number is 1(866) 247-4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number is (+44) (0) 1452 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 55592075#.

A replay of the conference call will also be available on the Company's website at www.ocean-rig.com under the Investor Relations section.

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Ocean Rig UDW Inc. website www.ocean-rig.com. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Ocean Rig is an international offshore drilling contractor providing oilfield services for offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production drilling, and specializing in the ultra-deepwater and harsh-environment segment of the offshore drilling industry.

Ocean Rig's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market where it trades under the symbol "ORIG".

Visit the Company's website at www.ocean-rig.com

Forward-Looking Statement

Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with such safe harbor legislation.

Forward-looking statements relate to Ocean Rig's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements may be identified by the use of words like "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should," "seek," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements reflect Ocean Rig's current views and assumptions with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in Ocean Rig's records and other data available from third parties. Although Ocean Rig believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond Ocean Rig's control, Ocean Rig cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections described in the forward- looking statements contained herein. Actual and future results and trends could differ materially from those set forth in such statements.

Important factors that, in Ocean Rig's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include factors related to (i) the offshore drilling market, including supply and demand, utilization, day rates and customer drilling programs, commodity prices, effects of new rigs and drillships on the market and effects of declines in commodity process and downturns in the global economy on the market outlook for our various geographical operating sectors and classes of rigs and drillships; (ii) hazards inherent in the drilling industry and marine operations causing personal injury or loss of life, severe damage to or destruction of property and equipment, pollution or environmental damage, claims by third parties or customers and suspension of operations; (iii) newbuildings, upgrades, and shipyard and other capital projects; (iv) changes in laws and governmental regulations, particularly with respect to environmental matters; (v) the availability of competing offshore drilling vessels; (vi) political and other uncertainties, including risks of terrorist acts, war and civil disturbances; piracy; significant governmental influence over many aspects of local economies, seizure; nationalization or expropriation of property or equipment; repudiation, nullification, modification or renegotiation of contracts; limitations on insurance coverage, such as war risk coverage, in certain areas; political unrest; foreign and U.S. monetary policy and foreign currency fluctuations and devaluations; the inability to repatriate income or capital; complications associated with repairing and replacing equipment in remote locations; import-export quotas, wage and price controls imposition of trade barriers; regulatory or financial requirements to comply with foreign bureaucratic actions; changing taxation policies; and other forms of government regulation and economic conditions that are beyond our control; (vii) the performance of our rigs; (viii) our ability to procure or have access to financing and our ability comply with our loan covenants; (ix) our substantial leverage, including our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to service our existing debt and the incurrence of substantial indebtedness in the future (x) our ability to successfully employ our drilling units; (xi) our capital expenditures, including the timing and cost of completion of capital projects; (xii) our revenues and expenses; (xiii) complications associated with repairing and replacing equipment in remote locations; and (xiv) regulatory or financial requirements to comply with foreign bureaucratic actions, including potential limitations on drilling activities. Due to such uncertainties and risks, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon such forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by Ocean Rig UDW Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 20-F.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations / Media:

    Nicolas Bornozis
    Capital Link, Inc. (New York)
    Tel. 212-661-7566
    E-mail: oceanrig@capitallink.com