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|Tidewater Reports Third Quarter Results For Fiscal 2017|
Included in the net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 were the following:
Included in the net loss for the prior fiscal year's quarter ended December 31, 2015 were the following:
Included in the net loss for the preceding quarter ended September 30, 2016 were the following:
Income tax expense largely reflects tax liabilities in certain jurisdictions that levy taxes on bases other than pre-tax profitability (so called "deemed profit" regimes.)
Status of Discussions with Lenders and Noteholders
The decrease in oil and gas prices that began in the second half of fiscal 2015 and continued throughout fiscal 2016 has led to materially lower levels of spending for offshore exploration and development by the company's customers globally. In addition, newly constructed vessels have been delivered over the last several years, exacerbating weak vessel utilization. With reduced demand for offshore support vessels along with a higher number of newer generation vessels, the company has experienced a significant decline in the utilization of its vessels, average day rates received and vessel revenue. The company has implemented a number of significant cost reduction measures to mitigate the effects of significantly lower vessel revenue and, given the currently challenging offshore support vessel market and business outlook, continues its efforts to reduce its operating costs and preserve its liquidity.
The company's bank loans and its notes are linked together by cross-default provisions, such that if either the lenders or the noteholders declare the loans or notes to be in default, the other indebtedness likewise will be in default, and all of the debt at that time may be accelerated if the majority of lenders or noteholders under the respective debt agreements elect to accelerate. If the company is not in compliance with covenants set forth in the agreements evidencing these debt obligations, and such non-compliance is not waived, then the holders of a majority of loans may declare the bank loans to be in default, and the holders of a majority in principal amount of any of the three classes of the company's notes may declare that class of notes to be in default. In such event, all of our indebtedness would be accelerated, and the company will not have sufficient liquidity to repay those accelerated amounts. The decision as to whether to accelerate the debt upon the company's non-compliance with the debt covenants lies with the lenders and noteholders.
The company continues to be actively engaged with its lenders and noteholders with respect to the potential restructuring of the company's various debt arrangements. It is the goal of the company that any new debt arrangements would provide the company with both sufficient liquidity and a covenant package that will allow the company to operate its business under current market conditions and until those conditions improve without a material risk of a future default of its debt agreements. However, no assurance can be given that these restructuring negotiations will be successfully concluded. Moreover, under all three of the most likely scenarios - a restructuring of the company's indebtedness outside of bankruptcy; a negotiated restructuring of the company's indebtedness under the protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code; or a Chapter 11 reorganization in the absence of a negotiated restructuring - it is likely that the shareholders' ownership interests will, at a minimum, be significantly diluted.
In order for the company, its lenders and its noteholders to reach agreement on the terms of restructured debt arrangements, the company expects that it will have to provide collateral to secure some or all of the Bank Loan Agreement, the Troms Offshore Debt and the Senior Notes, reduce the overall level of its indebtedness to its lenders and noteholders, accept a reduction in total borrowing capacity, pay a higher rate of interest, and issue some form of equity or equity linked instruments to the lenders and noteholders that would substantially reduce the ownership interest of the shareholders.
The company has previously reported that the report of the company's independent registered public accounting firm that accompanied the company's audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended
As previously reported, the company was able to obtain limited waivers from the necessary lenders which waived the unqualified audit opinion requirement and/or waived the minimum interest coverage ratio requirement until
The company's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the quarter and nine months ended
Tidewater will hold a conference call to discuss December quarterly earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at
A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available online at the
The conference call will contain forward-looking statements in addition to statements of historical fact. The actual achievement of any forecasted results or the unfolding of future economic or business developments in a way anticipated or projected by the Company involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual performance to be materially different from that stated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks associated with the general nature of the oilfield service industry and other factors discussed within the "Risk Factors" section of Tidewater's recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K.
Tidewater is the leading provider of Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry.
Note: all per-share amounts are stated on a diluted basis.
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The company's vessel revenues and vessel operating costs and the related percentage of total vessel revenues for the quarters and the nine-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, were as follows:
Note (A): At the beginning of fiscal 2017 the company's operations in the
Note (B): The following table reconciles vessel operating margin as presented above to operating profit (loss) for the quarters and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and for the quarter ended
The company's other operating profit (loss) for the quarters and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, consists of the following:
The company's operating loss and other components of loss before income taxes and the related percentage of total revenues for the quarters and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, were as follows:
Note (C): Nine months ended December 31, 2015 figures exclude restructuring charges of $3.6 million ($3.4 million crew costs and $0.2 million other) and $4.0 million (crew costs) related to our Americas and Asia/Pacific segments, respectively, which were incurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2015.
The company's revenues, day-based vessel utilization percentages and average day rates by vessel class and in total for the quarters and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, were as follows: