SOURCE: Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

August 11, 2016 16:05 ET

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

NICOSIA, CYPRUS--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 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 June 30, 2016.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • For the second quarter of 2016, the Company reported a net income of $156.1 million, or $1.83 basic and diluted earnings per share.

  • The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $326.5 million for the second quarter of 2016.

Recent Highlights

  • On August 11, 2016 we reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries ("SHI") related to the construction of our three drillships which provides for the re-scheduling of certain installments, the postponement of the delivery of the first two of these drillships currently under construction and the amendment of certain other terms (including the contract price).
  • The Leiv Eiriksson completed, as planned, its 15-year class survey and scheduled equipment and winterization upgrades related to its next contract, and on July 18, 2016 mobilized on location in Norway to commence its previously announced contract with Lundin Norway AS.
  • On June 16, 2016, we reached an agreement with Repsol Sinopec to terminate the contract of the Ocean Rig Mylos operating offshore Brazil against full payment of the remaining backlog.
  • On April 27, 2016, we reached agreement with ENI to settle the dispute related to the termination of the contract of the Ocean Rig Olympia against a total payment of $54 million and the extension by 81 days for the contract of the Ocean Rig Poseidon at a daily gross operating rate of $115,000.

(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 continued positive operational performance of the Company (fleet utilization for the second quarter of 96.3%) the market conditions remain extremely negative. Oil companies continue to reduce their offshore budgets and as more floaters come off contract in the next six months, an already grossly oversupplied market is expected to worsen. In this current and anticipated poor market environment which we expect to persist for an extended period of time, we believe it is prudent to focus on maintaining liquidity and de-levering the Company.

Given the ongoing distressed market environment as well as the consensus view that a recovery may not occur for several years, we have engaged financial and legal advisors to assess the viability of our capital structure and alternatives that may be available to pursue. In the recent period, we have been approached by several of our debt holders who have in certain cases also retained legal counsel and financial advisors. While we have not made any specific decisions, it is evident to the Company and a number of its creditors that its debt obligations will need to be amended or exchanged for new debt and/or equity securities, and some debt holders may have little or no recovery on their investment. We continue to explore and consider alternatives, which may include a possible reorganization under US bankruptcy laws or another jurisdiction, so that we can ride out this very difficult cycle with feasible prospects for strong, long-term success."

Financial Review: 2016 Second Quarter

The Company recorded net income of $156.1 million, or $1.83 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, as compared to a net income of $74.9 million, or $0.54 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015.

Revenues increased by $19.4 million to $452.6 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, as compared to $433.2 million for the same period in 2015.

Drilling units' operating expenses decreased to $111.4 million and total depreciation and amortization decreased to $82.8 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, from $142.8 million and $88.8 million, respectively, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015. Total general and administrative expenses increased to $27.0 million in the second quarter of 2016 from $25.4 million during the same period in 2015.

Interest and finance costs, net of interest income, decreased to $55.0 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, compared to $73.5 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015.

The table below describes our operating fleet profile as of August 10, 2016:

 Total backlog as of August 10, 2016 amounted to $2.2 billion.

       
Unit Year built/ or Scheduled Delivery   Redelivery
       
Leiv Eiriksson 2001   Q4 - 16
Ocean Rig Corcovado 2011   Q2 - 18
Ocean Rig Poseidon 2011   Q3 - 17
Ocean Rig Mykonos 2011   Q1 - 18
Ocean Rig Skyros 2013   Q3 - 21
Ocean Rig Athena 2014   Q2 - 17
       

Note: Units Eirik Raude, Ocean Rig Olympia, Ocean Rig Apollo and Ocean Rig Paros, have completed their preservation works and are currently cold stacked in Greece, remaining available for further employment. The unit Ocean Rig Mylos is presently undergoing preservation works in Las Palmas before going to its final stacking location in Greece.

   
Ocean Rig UDW Inc.  
   
Financial Statements  
Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
   
   
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data) Three Months Ended
 June 30,
    Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
  2015     2016     2015     2016  
                               
REVENUES:                              
Revenues $ 433,216     $ 452,556     $ 835,299     $ 960,563  
                               
                               
EXPENSES:                              
Drilling units operating expenses   142,784       111,439       295,711       256,998  
Depreciation and amortization   88,790       82,847       177,150       168,766  
General and administrative expenses   25,410       26,993       53,411       45,805  
Legal settlements and other, net   (2,630 )     (6,709 )     (2,630 )     (6,677 )
                               
Operating income   178,862       237,986       311,657       495,671  
                               
OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSES):                              
Interest and finance costs, net of interest income   (73,470 )     (54,991 )     (135,160 )     (114,692 )
Gain from repurchase of senior notes   -       -       -       125,001  
Loss on interest rate swaps   (1,870 )     (1,480 )     (10,061 )     (6,547 )
Other, net   (5,443 )     1,129       (7,626 )     (10 )
Income taxes   (23,207 )     (26,580 )     (42,797 )     (55,335 )
Total other expenses, net   (103,990 )     (81,922 )     (195,644 )     (51,583 )
                               
Net income attributable to Ocean Rig UDW Inc. $ 74,872     $ 156,064     $ 116,013     $ 444,088  
                               
                               
Net income attributable to Ocean Rig UDW Inc. common stockholders $ 74,525     $ 155,602     $ 115,536     $ 442,791  
                               
Earnings per common share, attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted $ 0.54     $ 1.83     $ 0.86     $ 3.96  
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted   137,830,742       84,800,384       134,927,763       111,726,952  
                               
                               
Ocean Rig UDW Inc.  
   
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets  
   
           

(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
December 31, 2015    
June 30, 2016
 
               
ASSETS              
  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (current and non-current) $ 747,485     $ 883,635  
  Other current assets   500,637       419,218  
  Advances for drilling units under construction and related costs   394,852       420,912  
  Drilling units, machinery and equipment, net   6,336,892       6,248,584  
  Other non-current assets   40,354       17,461  
  Total assets   8,020,220       7,989,810  
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY              
  Total debt, net of deferred financing costs   4,328,468       4,057,592  
  Total other liabilities   416,987       262,123  
  Total stockholders' equity   3,274,765       3,670,095  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 8,020,220     $ 7,989,810  
               
SHARE COUNT DATA              
  Common stock issued   160,888,606       160,888,606  
  Less: Treasury stock   (22,222,222 )     (78,301,755 )
  Common stock issued and outstanding   138,666,384       82,586,851  
                 

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
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2015   2016   2015   2016  
Net income $ 74,872   $ 156,064   $ 116,013   $ 444,088  
                         
Add: Net interest expense   73,470     54,991     135,160     114,692  
Add: Depreciation and amortization   88,790     82,847     177,150     168,766  
Add: Income taxes   23,207     26,580     42,797     55,335  
Add: Loss on interest rate swaps   1,870     1,480     10,061     6,547  
Add: Class survey costs   -     4,512     -     5,033  
Less: Gain from repurchase of senior notes   -     -     -     (125,001 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 262,209   $ 326,474   $ 481,181   $ 669,460  
                         

Drill Rigs Holdings Inc - Supplemental Information

Leiv Eiriksson

The Leiv Eiriksson completed, as planned, its 15-year class survey and scheduled equipment and winterization upgrades related to its next contract, and on July 18, 2016 mobilized on location in Norway to commence its previously announced contract with Lundin Norway AS.

Eirik Raude

The Eirik Raude is currently in its stacking location in Greece and is available for alternative employment.

Summary Financials of Drill Rig Holdings Inc.:

           
  Year ended
December 31, 2015
    Six months ended
 June 30, 2016
 
(Dollars in thousands)              
Total assets $ 742,778     $ 660,062  
Total debt, net of financing fees   794,103       796,752  
Shareholders equity   (95,897 )     (176,133 )
Total cash and cash equivalents $ 43,339     $ 1,443  
               
               
  Six months ended
June 30, 2015
    Six months ended
June 30, 2016
 
(Dollars in thousands)              
Total revenue $ 193,295     $ 74,401  
EBITDA $ 116,577     $ 35,662  
               

 EBITDA reconciliation of Drill Rig Holdings Inc.:

(Dollars in thousands) Six months ended June 30,  
  2015   2016  
Net Income/ (loss) $ 40,710   $ (15,976 )
Add: Net interest expense   27,871     28,215  
Add: Depreciation and amortization   41,739     26,847  
Add: Income taxes   6,257     (3,424 )
EBITDA $ 116,577   $ 35,662  
             

Conference Call and Webcast: August 12, 2016

As announced, the Company's management team will host a conference call, on Friday, August 12, 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, August 19, 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