Hercules Offshore, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Hercules Offshore, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) reported a net loss of $88.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, on revenue of $79.2 million for the second quarter 2015, compared to net income of $6.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on revenue of $243.0 million for the second quarter 2014.

As outlined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures, second quarter 2015 results include a pre-tax adjustment of $13.4 million related to retroactive dayrate concessions on the Hercules 261, 262 and 266, $10.6 million of costs related to financing and restructuring activities, a $3.6 million net loss related to asset sales, including the sale of six cold stacked jackups and a $1.9 million charge related to the termination of our Credit Facility.

These items resulted in a second quarter after-tax adjustment of $28.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. Second quarter 2014 results included an after-tax gain of $17.9 million related to the sale of three cold stacked jackups as well as a $4.8 million charge related to the early retirement of debt and issuance costs for a total net adjustment of $13.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

John T. Rynd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hercules Offshore stated, “Second quarter results reflect the weak operating conditions across the offshore services sector as well the impact of our resolution with Saudi Aramco for our three rigs in the Middle East. The latest pullback in the price of oil is likely to delay any improvement in worldwide activity levels well into 2016. The limited visibility and challenging market conditions that we expect to persist for some time drove our decision to restructure our capital base. As previously disclosed, we have reached an agreement with the majority of our noteholders, and anticipate obtaining final approval of our restructuring plan in late October.

We also continue to aggressively reduce costs without compromising the safety of our employees or the quality of our services. By controlling costs and establishing a stronger balance sheet, we will be better positioned to weather this protracted downturn and possibly capitalize on opportunities that may arise in such industry conditions.”

Source: Hercules Offshore

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