Press Release

Nabors Announces Second Quarter Results

Notable items:

- Quarterly reported EPS was ($0.65), or ($0.26) after excluding impairments and losses related to divested businesses and assets, primarily C&J Energy Services

- Reduced debt by $87 million and net debt by $121 million during the quarter

- Received awards for three Lower 48 newbuilds

- Started recognizing revenue for MODS 400 GOM platform rig

Company Release - 8/2/2016 5:21 PM ET

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabors Industries Ltd. ("Nabors") (NYSE: NBR) today reported second quarter 2016 operating revenues of $571.6 million, compared to operating revenues of $597.6 million in the first quarter.  Net income from continuing operations for the quarter was a loss of $186.6 million, or ($0.65) per diluted share, compared to a loss of $396.6 million, or ($1.41) per diluted share, last quarter. Net income from continuing operations for the second quarter includes a loss of $0.39 per share due to impairments and losses related to disposed businesses and assets.  The largest component, totaling $0.34 per share, is comprised of an impairment to the carrying value of the Company's investment in C&J Energy Services Ltd. ("C&J") and its proportionate share of C&J losses from the prior quarter.  In addition, the second quarter benefitted from the renegotiation of two contracts, as well as early termination revenue that improved reported net income by $24.1 million or $0.09 per share.   

Anthony Petrello, Nabors' Chairman, President, and CEO, commented, "Thanks to our global market position, stringent cost management and incremental revenue from two contract renegotiations, we were able to achieve a sequential increase in adjusted EBITDA, despite lower activity and pricing.  Additionally, continued focus on capital expenditures and expense control has led to a reduction in net debt of nearly $140 million year-to-date. 

"Operating income for the Company remained flat quarter over quarter, largely attributable to favorable results in the Gulf of Mexico and our international business, offset by declines in Rig Services, Alaska and Canada.  Our Gulf of Mexico results reflect amended contract terms for the MODS 400 deepwater platform rig, which include partial recovery of standby revenue for past quarters.

"We completed two of our three recently introduced PACE®-M800 AC rigs under construction, with completion of the third expected by the end of September.  We have executed a contract for the first rig and are finalizing contracts for the other two.  Our pad-optimized PACE®-X rig also continues to set new performance records.

"We remain diligent in managing the current cycle, particularly in light of the recent pullback in oil prices, while maintaining our flexibility to capitalize on opportunities." 

Segment Results

Adjusted operating income for the second quarter was a loss of $53.4 million, essentially flat from the first quarter.  During the second quarter the Company concluded negotiations on a contract amendment to the MODS 400 platform rig in the Gulf of Mexico and resolved a contract dispute in Angola. In addition, early termination revenue totaled approximately $14.3 million.  These items had a combined favorable impact on results of $29.7 million, as compared to $3.6 million for early termination revenue in the first quarter.

Drilling and Rig Services adjusted operating income was a loss of $25.0 million compared to a loss of $18.6 million in the first quarter.  Quarterly adjusted EBITDA in these business lines decreased sequentially to $193.4 million, a 3% decline from the previous quarter.  For the quarter, the Company averaged 159.1 rigs operating at an average gross margin of $15,850 per rig day, compared to 187.9 rigs at $13,407 per rig day in the first quarter.  The Company expects additional declines in near-term volume and pricing, as term contracts expire and adjust to spot market rates in the lower 48, and international markets continue to adjust to commodity prices.   

International adjusted operating income increased by 15% sequentially to $53.9 million due to several beneficial revenue items and cost improvements.  Quarterly adjusted EBITDA in this segment increased by 2% sequentially to $150.6 million.  Compared to the second quarter, the Company expects decreasing quarterly income in the near term, reflecting activity declines and the absence of specific revenue events of the second quarter. Increased bidding activity in the Middle East and planned 2017 budget increases by certain Latin American customers imply an upturn is possible in the first half of next year.  In Canada, the usual sequential decrease in results due to the annual second quarter break up was minimized by the historically low first quarter rig counts.  Subsequent quarterly results should reflect a modest improvement. 

The U.S. Drilling segment posted an adjusted operating loss of $48.3 million for the quarter, reflecting further activity declines and margin erosion offset by the additional standby revenue agreed with our customer for the delayed startup of the MODS 400 platform rig. The Lower 48 operation saw 18% fewer rigs working compared to the first quarter, with an average rig count of 44.  A rig count improvement late in the quarter implies a bottoming in activity.  Provided oil prices stabilize into the $50 per barrel range, the Company expects the near-term rig count to increase gradually, albeit at lower average margins, as legacy contracts renew at current spot day rates.  Subsequent to quarter end, the Company commenced mobilization of its second arctic coiled tubing drilling rig to the North Slope of Alaska with startup anticipated to occur in late third quarter.

Rig Services, which consists of the Company's manufacturing, directional drilling, and complementary services, reported an adjusted operating loss of $19.7 million.  While the broader market continues to struggle in these segments, the Company is encouraged by customers' adoption of its technologies and interest in its comprehensive offerings.

William Restrepo, Nabors' Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Our company's strategy and preparation continue to contain the damage inflicted by the severity and length of the current downturn.  Capital allocation over the past five years to international markets with lower cost reservoirs, as well as intense focus on developing advanced drilling technologies, have helped us continue to perform well nearly two years into this downturn.  Early actions to control cost and capital expenditures have also contributed to the positive free cash flow that we had anticipated. Finally, the steps taken to strengthen our liquidity position before the start of this downturn have proven extremely valuable and have prevented the need for onerous capital market transactions in a very unfavorable environment.  In addition to our current cash balances, our $2.25 billion revolver remains undrawn.  And although we see signs of improvement in both international and U.S. markets, we remain committed to maintaining liquidity and financial discipline, while targeting positive free cash flow during the remainder of the year."

Mr. Petrello concluded, "I am pleased with our results this quarter in light of historically low rig counts and the most challenging drilling market in decades.  Since this downturn began in 2014, Nabors' unique best-in-class global footprint and technological innovations have allowed us to mitigate the impact of the implosion in North American activity, preserve our sizeable liquidity, and position the Company for further growth."

About Nabors

Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) owns and operates the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies throughout the world's most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors' highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

Forward-looking Statements

The information above includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as disclosed by Nabors from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these factors, Nabors' actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect management's estimates and beliefs as of the date of this press release.  Nabors does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements.  

Non-GAAP Disclaimer

This press release presents certain "non-GAAP" financial measures.  The components of these non-GAAP measures are computed by using amounts that are determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP").  Adjusted EBITDA is computed by subtracting the sum of direct costs, general and administrative expenses and research and engineering expenses from operating revenues.  Adjusted operating income (loss) is computed similarly, but also subtracts depreciation and amortization expenses from operating revenues. Net debt is computed by subtracting the sum of cash and short-term investments from total debt.  None of these measures should be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management evaluates the performance of our operating segments and the consolidated company based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income (loss), and net debt, because it believes that these financial measures accurately reflect our ongoing profitability and performance. In addition, securities analysts and investors use these measures as some of the metrics on which they analyze the company's performance. Other companies in our industry may compute these measures differently.  A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss) to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and net debt to total debt, which are their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures, are included elsewhere in this press release. 

Media Contact:  Dennis A. Smith, Vice President of Corporate Development & Investor Relations, +1 281-775-8038.  To request investor materials, contact Nabors' corporate headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda at +441-292-1510 or via e-mail at mark.andrews@nabors.com

 

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)














Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,












(In thousands, except per share amounts)


2016


2015


2016


2016


2015












Revenues and other income:











Operating revenues 


$  571,591


$ 863,305


$  597,571


$ 1,169,162


$ 2,278,012

Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates


(54,769)


(1,116)


(167,151)


(221,920)


5,386

Investment income (loss)


270


1,181


343


613


2,150

      Total revenues and other income


517,092


863,370


430,763


947,855


2,285,548












Costs and other deductions:











Direct costs


341,279


488,522


365,023


706,302


1,408,132

General and administrative expenses


56,624


75,810


62,334


118,958


191,240

Research and engineering


8,180


10,480


8,162


16,342


22,183

Depreciation and amortization


218,913


218,196


215,818


434,731


499,215

Interest expense


45,237


44,469


45,730


90,967


91,070

Other, net


74,607


1,338


182,404


257,011


(54,504)

      Total costs and other deductions


744,840


838,815


879,471


1,624,311


2,157,336












Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


(227,748)


24,555


(448,708)


(676,456)


128,212












Income tax expense (benefit)


(41,183)


66,445


(52,064)


(93,247)


45,740












Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax


(186,565)


(41,890)


(396,644)


(583,209)


82,472

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax


(984)


5,025


(926)


(1,910)


4,208












Net income (loss)


(187,549)


(36,865)


(397,570)


(585,119)


86,680

     Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest


2,899


44


(724)


2,175


133

Net income (loss) attributable to Nabors


$(184,650)


$ (36,821)


$(398,294)


$  (582,944)


$      86,813












Earnings (losses) per share:











   Basic from continuing operations


$         (.65)


$        (.14)


$       (1.41)


$         (2.06)


$             .28

   Basic from discontinued operations


-


.01


-


(.01)


.02

    Basic


$         (.65)


$        (.13)


$       (1.41)


$         (2.07)


$             .30












   Diluted from continuing operations


$         (.65)


$        (.14)


$       (1.41)


$         (2.06)


$             .28

   Diluted from discontinued operations


-


.01


-


(.01)


.02

    Diluted


$         (.65)


$        (.13)


$       (1.41)


$         (2.07)


$             .30























Weighted-average number   











   of common shares outstanding:











   Basic 


276,550


286,085


275,851


276,201


285,723

   Diluted 


276,550


286,085


275,851


276,201


286,701























Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$  165,508


$ 288,493


$  162,052


$    327,560


$    656,457












Adjusted operating income (loss) (2)


$   (53,405)


$   70,297


$   (53,766)


$  (107,171)


$    157,242



(1)

Adjusted EBITDA is computed by subtracting the sum of direct costs, general and administrative expenses and research and engineering expenses from operating revenues. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management evaluates the performance of our operating segments and the consolidated company based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures accurately reflect our ongoing profitability and performance.  In addition, securities analysts and investors use this measure as one of the metrics on which they analyze our performance.  Other companies in our industry may compute these measures differently.  A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, which is a GAAP measure, is provided in the table set forth immediately following the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Income (loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes".



(2)

Adjusted operating income (loss) is computed by subtracting the sum of direct costs, general and administrative expenses, research and engineering expenses and depreciation and amortization from operating revenues. Adjusted operating income (loss) is a non-GAAP measure and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management evaluates the performance of our operating segments and the consolidated company based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures accurately reflect our ongoing profitability and performance. In addition, securities analysts and investors use this measure as one of the metrics on which they analyze our performance.  Other companies in our industry may compute these measures differently.  A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, which is a GAAP measure, is provided in the table set forth immediately following the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Income (loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes".

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


















June 30,


March 31,


December 31, 

(In thousands)


2016


2016


2015



(Unaudited)



ASSETS







Current assets:







Cash and short-term investments


$    255,856


$    221,501


$        274,589

Accounts receivable, net


504,099


594,506


784,671

Assets held for sale


86,608


80,100


75,678

Other current assets


344,680


363,280


340,959

     Total current assets


1,191,243


1,259,387


1,475,897

Property, plant and equipment, net


6,765,257


6,942,315


7,027,802

Goodwill


167,275


167,217


166,659

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates


888


94,657


415,177

Other long-term assets


531,642


486,755


452,305

     Total assets


$ 8,656,305


$ 8,950,331


$     9,537,840








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Current debt


$           175


$        5,880


$             6,508

Other current liabilities


868,000


865,388


999,991

     Total current liabilities


868,175


871,268


1,006,499

Long-term debt


3,503,172


3,584,402


3,655,200

Other long-term liabilities


562,260


578,464


582,273

     Total liabilities


4,933,607


5,034,134


5,243,972








Equity:







Shareholders' equity


3,715,850


3,904,320


4,282,710

Noncontrolling interest


6,848


11,877


11,158

     Total equity


3,722,698


3,916,197


4,293,868

     Total liabilities and equity


$ 8,656,305


$ 8,950,331


$     9,537,840

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SEGMENT REPORTING

(Unaudited)












The following tables set forth certain information with respect to our reportable segments and rig activity:

























Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,












(In thousands, except rig activity)


2016


2015


2016


2016


2015























Operating revenues:











    Drilling & Rig Services: 











      U.S.


$ 140,342


$ 321,169


$  148,676


$    289,018


$    774,990

      Canada


6,617


21,413


17,494


24,111


79,253

      International


401,024


458,545


401,055


802,079


897,706

      Rig Services (1)


39,248


100,599


53,853


93,101


244,683

       Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services


587,231


901,726


621,078


1,208,309


1,996,632












    Completion & Production Services:











      Completion Services


-


-


-


-


207,860

      Production Services


-


-


-


-


158,512

       Subtotal Completion & Production Services


-


-


-


-


366,372












    Other reconciling items (2)


(15,640)


(38,421)


(23,507)


(39,147)


(84,992)

      Total operating revenues


$ 571,591


$ 863,305


$  597,571


$ 1,169,162


$ 2,278,012












Adjusted EBITDA: (3)











    Drilling & Rig Services: 











      U.S.


$   52,878


$ 136,499


$    51,235


$    104,113


$    324,244

      Canada


360


3,732


2,122


2,482


22,200

      International


150,618


177,310


148,309


298,927


372,099

      Rig Services (1)


(10,433)


6,341


(1,481)


(11,914)


27,924

       Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services


193,423


323,882


200,185


393,608


746,467












    Completion & Production Services:











      Completion Services


-


-


-


-


(28,110)

      Production Services


-


-


-


-


23,043

       Subtotal Completion & Production Services


-


-


-


-


(5,067)












    Other reconciling items (4)


(27,915)


(35,389)


(38,133)


(66,048)


(84,943)

      Total adjusted EBITDA


$ 165,508


$ 288,493


$  162,052


$    327,560


$    656,457












Adjusted operating income (loss): (5)











    Drilling & Rig Services: 











      U.S.


$ (48,328)


$   31,445


$   (47,559)


$    (95,887)


$    108,483

      Canada


(10,831)


(8,268)


(7,278)


(18,109)


(1,910)

      International


53,859


83,571


46,872


100,731


182,373

      Rig Services (1)


(19,657)


(1,575)


(10,644)


(30,301)


11,298

       Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services


(24,957)


105,173


(18,609)


(43,566)


300,244












    Completion & Production Services:











      Completion Services


-


-


-


-


(55,243)

      Production Services


-


-


-


-


(3,559)

       Subtotal Completion & Production Services


-


-


-


-


(58,802)












    Other reconciling items (4)


(28,448)


(34,876)


(35,157)


(63,605)


(84,200)

   Total adjusted operating income (loss)


$ (53,405)


$   70,297


$   (53,766)


$  (107,171)


$    157,242












Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates (6)


$ (54,769)


$   (1,116)


$(167,151)


$  (221,920)


$        5,386












Rig activity:











Rig years: (7)











   U.S.


53.7


119.5


64.9


59.3


143.4

   Canada


4.2


9.7


12.5


8.3


17.6

   International (8)


101.2


127.1


110.5


105.9


128.6

      Total rig years 


159.1


256.3


187.9


173.5


289.6

Rig hours: (9)











   U.S. Production Services


-


-


-


-


129,652

   Canada Production Services


-


-


-


-


23,947

      Total rig hours


-


-


-


-


153,599



(1)

Includes our other services comprised of our drilling technology and top drive manufacturing, directional drilling, rig instrumentation and software services.



(2)

Represents the elimination of inter-segment transactions.



(3)

Adjusted EBITDA is computed by subtracting the sum of direct costs, general and administrative expenses and research and engineering expenses from operating revenues. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management evaluates the performance of our operating segments and the consolidated company based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures accurately reflect our ongoing profitability and performance.  In addition, securities analysts and investors use this measure as one of the metrics on which they analyze our performance.  Other companies in our industry may compute these measures differently.  A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, which is a GAAP measure, is provided in the table set forth immediately following the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Income (loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes".



(4)

Represents the elimination of inter-segment transactions and unallocated corporate expenses.



(5)

Adjusted operating income (loss) is computed by subtracting the sum of direct costs, general and administrative expenses, research and engineering expenses and depreciation and amortization from operating revenues. Adjusted operating income (loss) is a non-GAAP measure and should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management evaluates the performance of our operating segments and the consolidated company based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures accurately reflect our ongoing profitability and performance.  In addition, securities analysts and investors use this measure as one of the metrics on which they analyze our performance.  Other companies in our industry may compute these measures differently.  A reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, which is a GAAP measure, is provided in the table set forth immediately following the heading "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Income (loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes".



(6)

Represents our share of the net income (loss), as adjusted for our basis difference, of our unconsolidated affiliates accounted for by the equity method, including losses of $54.8 million, $.8 million and $167.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 and March 31, 2016, respectively, and $221.9 million and $.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 related to our share of the net loss of C&J, which we report on a quarter lag.



(7)

Excludes well-servicing rigs, which are measured in rig hours.  Includes our equivalent percentage ownership of rigs owned by unconsolidated affiliates.  Rig years represent a measure of the number of equivalent rigs operating during a given period.  For example, one rig operating 182.5 days during a 365-day period represents 0.5 rig years.



(8)

International rig years includes our equivalent percentage ownership of rigs owned by unconsolidated affiliates, which totaled 2.5 years during the three months ended March 31, 2015.  As of May 24, 2015, this was no longer an unconsolidated affiliate.



(9)

Rig hours represents the number of hours that our well-servicing rig fleet operated during the period. This fleet was included in the Completion & Production Services business that was merged with C&J Energy Services, Inc. in March 2015 and we will therefore no longer report this performance metric.

 

NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES TO 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

(Unaudited)















































Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


March 31,


June 30,












(In thousands)


2016


2015


2016


2016


2015












Adjusted EBITDA


$  165,508


$ 288,493


$  162,052


$  327,560


$ 656,457

Depreciation and amortization 


(218,913)


(218,196)


(215,818)


(434,731)


(499,215)

Adjusted operating income (loss)


(53,405)


70,297


(53,766)


(107,171)


157,242












Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates


(54,769)


(1,116)


(167,151)


(221,920)


5,386

Investment income (loss)


270


1,181


343


613


2,150

Interest expense


(45,237)


(44,469)


(45,730)


(90,967)


(91,070)

Other, net


(74,607)


(1,338)


(182,404)


(257,011)


54,504

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes


$(227,748)


$   24,555


$(448,708)


$(676,456)


$ 128,212

 


NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NET DEBT TO TOTAL DEBT











June 30,


March 31,


December 31, 

(In thousands)


2016


2016


2015



(Unaudited)
























Current debt


$           175


$        5,880


$             6,508

Long-term debt


3,503,172


3,584,402


3,655,200

     Total Debt


3,503,347


3,590,282


3,661,708

Less: Cash and short-term investments


255,856


221,501


274,589

     Net Debt


$ 3,247,491


$ 3,368,781


$     3,387,119

 


NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) ITEMS EXCLUDING CERTAIN NON-CASH CHARGES
AND OTHER NON-OPERATIONAL ITEMS (NON-GAAP)

(Unaudited)



















Charges and Non-Operational


As adjusted

(In thousands, except per share amounts)


Actuals


Items


(Non-GAAP)










Three Months Ended June 30, 2016








Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax


$ (186,565)


$   (111,561)


$     (75,004)

Diluted earnings (losses) per share from continuing operations


$        (0.65)


$         (0.39)


$          (0.26)

 


NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SCHEDULE OF NON-CASH CHARGES AND OTHER NON-OPERATIONAL ITEMS (NON-GAAP)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended



June 30,




Per Diluted

(In thousands, except per share amounts)


2016

Share





           Equity-method investment impairments and losses (1)


$      95,784

$       .34

           Other impairments and losses (2)


$      15,777

$       .05





Total Adjustments, net of tax


$    111,561

$       .39



(1)

Represents impairments to the carrying value of our C&J holdings and earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates, which represents our proportionate share of C&J's losses from the prior quarter, net of tax of $1.9 million.



(2)

Represents impairments and losses related to disposed businesses and assets, net of tax of $7.7 million.

 

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SOURCE Nabors Industries Ltd.