McDermott reports 1Q net loss of $50M

McDermott International, announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The Company reported a first quarter net loss of $50 million or $0.21 per fully diluted share, and an operating loss of $42 million.

McDermott reports 1Q net loss of $50M

The Company reported first quarter revenues of $604 million, a decrease of 25% percent compared to revenues of $807 million in the corresponding period of 2013. The Company reported first quarter 2013 net income of $21 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, and operating income of $53 million.

“While our financial results reflect the impact of our legacy backlog and reorganization expenses, we made significant progress during the quarter on our plan to improve operational performance of the Company,” said David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. “With the support and confidence of our lenders and investors, we completed our new financing arrangements in April; we improved focus on business accountability and customer relationships; and we completed our remaining first-of-a-kind projects in Malaysia and Brazil.”

Dickson added, “We are starting to see tangible improvement in the performance and execution of many of our legacy projects. We completed installation of the tension leg platform for the Papa Terra project in Brazil, achieved mechanical completion of Siakap in Malaysia, and installation of the COP project in Azerbaijan is complete. As we complete implementation of our new organization, we look forward to further operational improvements and capitalizing on the robust offshore EPCI market to drive long-term growth, profitability and shareholder value creation.”

Contract Backlog Summary

As of March 31, 2014, the Company’s backlog was approximately $4.4 billion, compared to $4.8 billion at December 31, 2013. Of the March 31, 2014 backlog, approximately 42% related to offshore operations and approximately 58% related to subsea operations. As expected, bookings during the first quarter totaled $166 million and included a charter of the Lay Vessel North Ocean 105 in Brazil.

At the end of the first quarter, the Company had $3.5 billion in bids and change orders outstanding. The Company is targeting to bid approximately $17 billion in projects that are expected to be awarded in the next five quarters. In total, the Company’s revenue pipeline was $25 billion as of March 31, 2014.

Business Improvement Initiative Update

The Company is moving forward with the implementation of the organizational design announced in March 2014 and expects to complete the transition by the end of the second quarter 2014. The Company continues to review its portfolio of assets to ensure optimal capital deployment. In the first quarter, the Derrick Lay Barge KP1 was sold for $8 million. In April 2014, a property that was previously used as a fabrication facility was sold for $32 million. Both of these dispositions were of non-strategic assets.

McDermott said it continued to take actions to reduce its cost structure, including the cessation of fabrication activity at the Company’s Morgan City, Louisiana facility and preparations to close the Company’s Caspian operations upon conclusion of a project in 2014. At the same time, McDermott says it continues to attract strong talent to the organization. Since November 2013, over 125 experienced professionals have joined the Company.

Balance Sheet Summary and Financing Update

As of March 31, 2014, McDermott reported total assets of approximately $3.0 billion. Included in this amount is approximately $317 million in cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments. At quarter-end the Company had approximately $308 million in debt outstanding. In addition, total equity was $1.4 billion, or approximately 47% of total assets.

In April 2014, the Company completed new financing arrangements that are expected to provide financial flexibility necessary to execute its business improvement initiatives and liquidity to support the Company’s growth plans.

The new financing arrangements include a $400 million three-year letter of credit facility, a $300 million five-year term loan, the issuance of $500 million of seven-year senior secured notes, and the issuance of $287.5 million of tangible equity units. The tangible equity units are composed of three-year amortizing, senior unsecured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $47.5 million and prepaid common stock purchase contracts, which will settle on or before April 1, 2017.

Concurrent with the new financing arrangements, the Company cancelled its former $950 million revolving credit facility and terminated a bridge-loan commitment.

As of April 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $1.1 billion in cash, restricted cash and investments and approximately $900 million in debt outstanding.


Press Release, May 07, 2014


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