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Noble Corporation plc Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017 Results
2017 highlights and recent accomplishments:
- Strong fleet performance and record safety results
- Contract backlog sustained at approximately $3 billion
- New revolving credit facility extended to 2023
- Liquidity of $2.5 billion, including cash of $663 million
- Completed issuance of $750 million of senior unsecured guaranteed notes
- Further management of debt maturities following recent tender offer

LONDON, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE, the Company) today reported a net loss attributable to the Company for the three months ended December 31, 2017 (fourth quarter) of $25 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, on revenues of $330 million. The results included net favorable items totaling $47 million, or $0.19 per diluted share as follows:

  • Payments totaling $38 million accounted for in contract drilling services revenues. The payments included $25 million ($12 million, or $0.05 per diluted share after noncontrolling interests) resulting from the recovery of certain contractual cost increases for the drillship Noble Bully II, which is owned by a 50-50 joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell and the final payment of $13 million, ($9 million net of tax, or $0.04 per diluted share), received under the 2013 Noble Jim Day contract dispute settlement.
  • Non-cash gains totaling $121 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, resulting from a recalculation of deferred taxes following significant U.S. tax law changes and internal reorganization steps.
  • A non-cash charge totaling $122 million ($95 million net of tax, or $0.39 per diluted share), relating to the impairment of certain rigs and capital spares.

Excluding the impact of these items, the net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc for the fourth quarter of 2017 would have been $72 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, on revenues of $292 million.

Julie J. Robertson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation plc, stated, "Our fourth quarter results demonstrated the consistent achievement of the key factors that ensure safe and efficient execution on behalf of our customers. The results reflected a year that was outstanding in many respects, even though industry challenges continued to affect results. Of note, we posted the best safety record in the history of our Company while reducing total downtime across our fleet to just over three percent, also a record."

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, Noble Corporation plc reported a net loss attributable to the Company of $517 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, on revenues of $1.2 billion. Results for the year included net unfavorable items totaling $237 million, or $0.97 per diluted share. Excluding these items, the Company would have reported a net loss attributable to Noble Corporation of $280 million, or $1.14 per diluted share.

Continuing, Ms. Robertson noted, "I am proud of our numerous accomplishments in 2017. I believe these noteworthy operational achievements, together with the late-2017 negotiation of a new credit facility and the recent completion of a $750 million Senior Notes issue and tender offer, reinforce our long history of strong operational execution and sound financial strategy. They serve to strengthen Noble's competitive posture as we enter 2018."

A Non-GAAP supporting schedule is included with the statements and schedules attached to this press release and can also be found at www.noblecorp.com. It provides a reconciliation for revenues, net income (loss), income tax and diluted earnings per share for the periods fourth quarter 2017, fourth quarter of 2016 and full years 2017 and 2016.

Contract drilling services revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 totaled $321 million, which included the previously-noted payments totaling $38 million relating to the Noble Bully II and Noble Jim Day.  Excluding those payments, contract drilling services revenues in the fourth quarter would have been $283 million, compared to $260 in the third quarter. The nine percent improvement was due primarily to higher revenues from the floating rig fleet. These items were partially offset by a modest decline in fleet operating days.

Contract drilling services costs in the fourth quarter totaled $153 million compared to $165 million in the previous quarter, or $151 million excluding a $14 million charge resulting from damage to two cold-stacked semisubmersibles during Hurricane Harvey. Excluding the third quarter charge, the modest increase in contract drilling services costs was driven largely by higher costs on the drillships Noble Globetrotter II and Noble Bob Douglas following the commencement of contracts. These costs were partially offset by fewer operating days in the jackup fleet, following the completion of contracts on the Noble Mick O'Brien and Noble Houston Colbert.

Liquidity Position and Balance Sheet

During the fourth quarter, the Company entered into a new, five-year unsecured credit facility with total borrowing capacity of $1.5 billion and a maturity of January 2023. In addition, the Company retained an incremental $300 million in capacity under its previous credit facility for total borrowing capacity of $1.8 billion until January 2020. Combined with cash and cash equivalents of $663 million, the Company's proforma total liquidity (cash and equivalents plus available borrowing capacity under credit facilities) at December 31, 2017, was $2.5 billion.

Total debt at December 31, 2017 was $4.0 billion compared to $4.3 billion at December 31, 2016. During January 2018, Noble issued $750 million aggregate principle amount of 7.875% senior unsecured guaranteed notes due 2026. Net proceeds from the offering of approximately $737 million and existing cash on the balance sheet were used to pay the purchase price and accrued interest, along with fees and expenses, in a concurrent tender offer to purchase $750 million of Senior Notes due 2018 through 2024.

Operating Highlights

Utilization in the fourth quarter of the Company's floating rig fleet, consisting of eight drillships and six semisubmersibles, improved to 41 percent compared to 39 percent in the previous quarter of 2017. The improvement was due primarily to an increase in operating days on the Noble Bob Douglas following the commencement in November of a contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Average daily revenues per floating rig in the fourth quarter grew to $358,500, or $287,000 excluding the previously-noted payments for the Noble Bully II and Noble Jim Day. The adjusted average daily revenues for the fourth quarter compared to $253,300 in the previous quarter, with the increase driven substantially by the Noble Globetrotter II, which in September commenced a contract in the Black Sea while continuing to collect a special idle dayrate as defined by a previously-reported contract amendment with our customer.

Utilization in the fourth quarter of the Company's 14 jackups was 76 percent compared to 81 percent in the preceding quarter. The completion of contracts during the quarter on the Noble Mick O'Brien and Noble Houston Colbert contributed to the lower utilization level while these events were partially offset by the commencement in September of a contract for the Noble Tom Prosser offshore Australia. Average daily revenues per jackup rig in the fourth quarter improved to $134,400 compared to $127,200 in the previous quarter, driven largely by the commencement of operations on the Noble Regina Allen offshore Eastern Canada.

Outlook

Ms. Robertson's comments assumed a confident tone following four years of industry contraction. She stated, "The steady rise in crude oil prices since June 2017 and significant progress to date by our customers in reducing offshore project costs are, in part responsible for a growing number of offshore opportunities as project planning intensifies and new programs commence. Although the market for offshore rigs remains highly competitive, we are confident that a demonstrated preference by customers for premium, high-specification jackups and floating rigs with highly qualified crews will continue, leading to improving opportunities across our premium fleet in 2018."

About Noble Corporation plc

Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates one of the most modern, versatile and technically advanced fleets in the offshore drilling industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 28 offshore drilling units, consisting of 14 drillships and semisubmersibles and 14 jackups, focused largely on ultra-deepwater and high-specification jackup drilling opportunities in both established and emerging regions worldwide. Noble is a public limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 08354954 and registered office at Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place, London, W1J 8AJ England. Additional information on Noble is available at www.noblecorp.com.

Forward-looking Disclosure Statement

Statements regarding contract backlog, future earnings, costs, expense management, revenue, rig demand, fleet condition, operational or financial performance, shareholder value, contract commitments, dayrates, contract commencements, contract extensions, renewals or renegotiations, letters of intent or award, industry fundamentals, customer relationships and requirements, strategic initiatives, future performance, growth opportunities, the offshore drilling market, market outlook, capital allocation strategies, our financial position, business strategy, taxes and tax rates, liquidity, competitive position, capital expenditures, financial flexibility, debt levels, debt repayment, the outcome of any dispute, litigation, audit or investigation, as well as any other statements that are not historical facts in this release, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These include but are not limited to operating hazards and delays, risks associated with operations outside of the U.S., actions or claims by regulatory authorities, customers and other third parties, legislation and regulations affecting drilling operations, compliance with regulatory requirements, factors affecting the level of activity in the oil and gas industry, supply and demand of drilling rigs, factors affecting the duration of contracts, the actual amount of downtime, factors that reduce applicable dayrates, violations of anti-corruption laws, hurricanes and other weather conditions, market conditions, the future price of oil and gas and other factors detailed in the Company's most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q's and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated.

Conference Call

Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time. Interested parties are invited to listen to the call by dialing 1-833-245-9653, or internationally 1-647-689-4225, using access code: 7349879, or by asking for the Noble Corporation plc conference call. Interested parties may also listen over the Internet through a link posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company's Website. 

A replay of the conference call will be available on Thursday, February 22, 2018, beginning at 11:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, through Thursday, March 22, 2018, ending at 11:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time. The phone number for the conference call replay is 1-800-585-8367 or, for calls from outside of the U.S., 1-416-621-4642, using access code: 7349879.  The replay will also be available on the Company's Website following the end of the live call.

 NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 

 (In thousands, except per share amounts) 

 (Unaudited) 














Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




December 31, 


December 31, 




2017


2016


2017


2016

 Operating revenues 










 Contract drilling services 


$  321,095


$      400,879


$  1,207,026


$  2,242,200


 Reimbursables and other 


8,490


9,277


29,889


59,865




329,585


410,156


1,236,915


2,302,065

 Operating costs and expenses 










 Contract drilling services 


152,705


176,810


640,489


879,438


 Reimbursables 


5,061


6,053


18,435


45,499


 Depreciation and amortization 


138,071


155,160


547,990


611,067


 General and administrative 


21,765


14,912


71,634


69,258


 Loss on impairment 


121,639


1,442,133


121,639


1,458,749




439,241


1,795,068


1,400,187


3,064,011











 Operating loss 


(109,656)


(1,384,912)


(163,272)


(761,946)

 Other income (expense) 










 Interest expense, net of amount capitalized 


(72,446)


(55,940)


(291,989)


(222,915)


 Gain on extinguishment of debt, net 


-


6,748


-


17,814


 Interest income and other, net 


1,163


1,461


5,449


18

 Loss from continuing operations before income taxes 


(180,939)


(1,432,643)


(449,812)


(967,029)


 Income tax benefit (provision) 


167,960


149,473


(42,629)


109,156

 Net loss from continuing operations 


(12,979)


(1,283,170)


(492,441)


(857,873)

 Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax 


-


-


(1,486)


-

 Net loss 


(12,979)


(1,283,170)


(493,927)


(857,873)


 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 


(11,696)


(19,680)


(22,584)


(71,707)

 Net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc 


$  (24,675)


$  (1,302,850)


$   (516,511)


$   (929,580)










 Per share data: 









 Basic: 










 Loss from continuing operations 


$      (0.10)


$           (5.36)


$         (2.10)


$         (3.82)


 Loss from discontinued operations 


-


-


(0.01)


-


 Net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc


$      (0.10)


$           (5.36)


$         (2.11)


$         (3.82)

 Diluted: 










 Loss from continuing operations 


$      (0.10)


$           (5.36)


$         (2.10)


$         (3.82)


 Loss from discontinued operations 


-


-


(0.01)


-


 Net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc


$      (0.10)


$           (5.36)


$         (2.11)


$         (3.82)

 

 NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 

 (In thousands) 

 (Unaudited) 










 December 31,  


 December 31, 




2017


2016

 ASSETS 





 Current assets 






 Cash and cash equivalents 


$            662,829


$           725,722


 Accounts receivable, net 


204,696


319,152


 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 


171,450


147,740

 Total current assets 


1,038,975


1,192,614







 Property and equipment, at cost 


12,034,331


12,364,888


 Accumulated depreciation 


(2,545,091)


(2,302,940)

 Property and equipment, net 


9,489,240


10,061,948







 Other assets 


266,444


185,555


 Total assets 


$       10,794,659


$      11,440,117







 LIABILITIES AND  EQUITY 





 Current liabilities 






 Current maturities of long-term debt 


$            249,843


$           299,882


 Accounts payable 


84,032


108,224


 Accrued payroll and related costs 


54,904


48,383


 Other current liabilities 


204,245


176,804

 Total current liabilities 


593,024


633,293







 Long-term debt  


3,795,867


4,040,229

 Other liabilities 


455,140


299,150


 Total liabilities 


4,844,031


4,972,672







 Commitments and contingencies 











 Equity 






 Total shareholders' equity 


5,276,161


5,758,681


 Noncontrolling interests 


674,467


708,764


 Total equity 


5,950,628


6,467,445


 Total liabilities and equity 


$       10,794,659


$      11,440,117

 

 NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 

 (In thousands) 

 (Unaudited) 










Twelve Months Ended




December 31, 




2017


2016

 Cash flows from operating activities 






 Net income (loss) 


$          (493,927)


$  (857,873)


 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flow from operating activities: 






 Depreciation and amortization 


547,990


611,067


 Other long-term asset write-off 


29,032


-


 Loss on impairment 


121,639


1,458,749


 Gain on extinguishment of debt, net 


-


(17,814)


 Net change in operating activities 


249,204


(68,053)


 Net cash provided by operating activities 


453,938


1,126,076







 Cash flows from investing activities 






 New construction 


-


(435,064)


 Capital expenditures 


(111,140)


(202,428)


 Change in accrued capital expenditures 


(46,830)


(34,814)


 Capitalized interest 


-


(22,433)


 Proceeds from disposal of assets 


2,382


24,808


 Net cash used in investing activities 


(155,588)


(669,931)







 Cash flows from financing activities 






 Issuance of senior notes 


-


980,100


 Repayments of debt 


(300,000)


(1,049,338)


 Debt issuance costs on senior notes and credit facility 


(42)


(12,111)


 Premiums paid on early repayment of long-term debt 


-


(24,649)


 Dividend payments 


-


(47,534)


 Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests 


(56,881)


(85,944)


 Other financing activities 


(4,320)


(3,192)


 Net cash used in financing activities 


(361,243)


(242,668)


 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 


(62,893)


213,477

 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 


725,722


512,245

 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 


$            662,829


$   725,722

 

 NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES 


 FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL INFORMATION BY SEGMENT 


 (In thousands, except operating statistics) 

 (Unaudited) 























Three Months Ended December 31,


Three Months Ended September 30,




2017


2016


2017




Contract






Contract






Contract








Drilling






Drilling






Drilling








Services


Other


Total


Services


Other


Total


Services


Other


Total


 Operating revenues 




















 Contract drilling services 


$  321,095


$        -


$  321,095


$     400,879


$        -


$     400,879


$ 259,740


$        -


$      259,740


 Reimbursables and other 


8,490


-


8,490


9,277


-


9,277


6,472


-


6,472




$  329,585


$        -


$  329,585


$     410,156


$        -


$     410,156


$ 266,212


$        -


$      266,212


 Operating costs and expenses 




















 Contract drilling services 


$  152,705


$        -


$  152,705


$     176,810


$        -


$     176,810


$ 165,028


$        -


$      165,028


 Reimbursables 


5,061


-


5,061


6,053


-


6,053


3,834


-


3,834


 Depreciation and amortization 


132,392


5,679


138,071


149,335


5,825


155,160


131,819


5,788


137,607


 General and administrative 


21,765


-


21,765


14,912


-


14,912


15,331


-


15,331


 Loss on impairment 


121,639


-


121,639


1,442,133


-


1,442,133


-


-


-




$  433,562


$  5,679


$  439,241


$  1,789,243


$  5,825


$  1,795,068


$ 316,012


$  5,788


$      321,800






















 Operating loss 


$ (103,977)


$ (5,679)


$ (109,656)


$ (1,379,087)


$ (5,825)


$ (1,384,912)


$ (49,800)


$ (5,788)


$       (55,588)






















 Operating statistics 




















 Jackups: 




















 Average Rig Utilization 


76%






86%






81%






 Operating Days 


971






1,050






1,043






Average Dayrate


$  134,413






$     124,470






$ 127,163






 Semisubmersibles: 




















 Average Rig Utilization 


17%






13%






17%






 Operating Days 


92






92






92






Average Dayrate


$  261,661






$     166,253






$ 104,028






 Drillships: 




















 Average Rig Utilization 


60%






73%






56%






 Operating Days 


440






537






410






Average Dayrate


$  378,709






$     474,462






$ 286,819






 Total: 




















 Average Rig Utilization 


58%






62%






60%






 Operating Days 


1,503






1,679






1,545






Average Dayrate


$  213,664






$     238,704






$ 168,127






 

 NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES 

 CALCULATION OF BASIC AND DILUTED NET INCOME PER SHARE 

 (In thousands, except per share amounts) 

 (Unaudited) 












 The following table presents the computation of basic and diluted net income per share: 















Three Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended





 December 31, 


 December 31, 





2017


2016


2017


2016


 Numerator:  











 Basic 











 Net loss attributable to Noble -UK 



$ (24,675)


$ (1,302,850)


$ (516,511)


$ (929,580)


 Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax  



-


-


1,486


-


Earnings allocated to unvested share-based payment awards (1)



-


-


-


-


 Net loss from continuing operations to common shareholders - basic 



$ (24,675)


$ (1,302,850)


$ (515,025)


$ (929,580)











-


 Diluted 











 Net loss attributable to Noble -UK 



$ (24,675)


$ (1,302,850)


$ (516,511)


$ (929,580)


 Net loss from discontinued operations, net of tax  



-


-


1,486


-


 Net loss from continuing operations to common shareholders - diluted 



$ (24,675)


$ (1,302,850)


$ (515,025)


$ (929,580)













 Denominator: 











 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 



244,970


243,238


244,743


243,127


Incremental shares issuable from assumed exercise of stock options and unvested share-based payment awards outstanding



-


-


-


-


 Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 



244,970


243,238


244,743


243,127


 Loss per share  











 Basic: 











 Continuing operations 



$     (0.10)


$          (5.36)


$       (2.10)


$       (3.82)


 Discontinued operations 



-


-


(0.01)


-


 Net loss to Noble Corporation plc 



$     (0.10)


$          (5.36)


$       (2.11)


$       (3.82)













 Diluted: 











 Continuing operations 



$     (0.10)


$          (5.36)


$       (2.10)


$       (3.82)


 Discontinued operations 



-


-


(0.01)


-


 Net loss to Noble Corporation plc 



$     (0.10)


$          (5.36)


$       (2.11)


$       (3.82)














(1) For the quarters and years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, we experienced net losses from continuing operations, as such, unvested share-based payment awards were excluded from the loss per share calculation during these periods, as the awards were anti-dilutive.

 

 

Non-GAAP Reconciliation



Certain non-GAAP performance measures and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the Company have been provided for meaningful comparisons between current results and prior operating periods. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position, or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are not normally included or excluded in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In order to fully assess the financial operating results, management believes that the results of operations, adjusted to exclude the following items, which are included in the Company's press release issued on February 21, 2018, and discussed in the related conference call on February 22, 2018, are appropriate measures of the continuing and normal operations of the Company: 




(i) 

In the second and third quarter of 2017, a discrete tax item;







(ii) 

In the second quarter of 2017, the Noble Max Smithwrite-off of receivables;







(iii) 

In the third quarter of 2017, the Noble Danny Adkins and Noble Jim Day related cost damage; and  







(iv) 

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Noble Jim Day and Noble Bully II special payments received.             





These non-GAAP adjusted measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, contract drilling revenue, contract drilling cost, contract drilling margin, average daily revenue, operating income, cash flows from operations, or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please see the following Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations for a complete description of the adjustments. 

 

NOBLE CORPORATION PLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP MEASURES 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)


(Unaudited)






























Reconciliation of total revenue


Three Months Ended,


Twelve Months Ended,








December 31,


December 31,








2017


2016


2017


2016

















Total revenue 


$ 329,585


$     410,156


$ 1,236,915


$ 2,302,065

















Adjustments












Noble Tom Prosser-cancellation agreement


-


(16,375)


-


(16,375)




Noble Jim Day-Marathon Settlement


(12,709)


-


(12,709)


-




Noble Bully II-Shell escalation Provision 


(25,326)


-


(25,326)


-




Cancellations with Freeport:













Contractual items


-


-


-


(379,143)





Termination date valuation of contingent payments


-


-


-


(13,900)



Total Adjustments


(38,035)


(16,375)


(38,035)


(409,418)



Adjusted total revenue 


$ 291,550


$     393,781


$ 1,198,880


$ 1,892,647






























Reconciliation of Income tax provision


Three Months Ended,


Twelve Months Ended,








December 31,


December 31,








2017


2016


2017


2016



Income tax provision


$ 167,960


$     149,473


$    (42,629)


$    109,156

















Adjustments












Noble Tom Prosser-cancellation agreement


-


334


-


334




Noble Danny Adkins and Noble Jim Day rig damages


-


-


(4,845)


-




Noble Jim Day-Marathon Settlement


4,003


-


4,003


-




Noble Bully II-Shell escalation Provision 


380


-


380


-




Cancellations with Freeport:













Contractual items


-


-


-


32,035





Termination date valuation of contingent payments


-


-


-


1,211




Loss on impairment


(26,819)


(144,103)


(26,819)


(145,551)




Debt retirement


-


(762)


-


202




Discrete tax items


(120,821)


(8,472)


139,264


(13,985)



Total Adjustments


(143,257)


(153,003)


111,983


(125,754)



Adjusted income tax provision


$   24,703


$        (3,530)


$      69,354


$    (16,598)






























Reconciliation of net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc


Three Months Ended,


Twelve Months Ended,








December 31,


December 31,








2017


2016


2017


2016

















Net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc


$ (24,675)


$ (1,302,850)


$  (516,511)


$  (929,580)

















Adjustments












Noble Tom Prosser-cancellation agreement, net of tax


-


(16,041)


-


(16,041)




Noble Max Smith-write-off of receivables


-


-


14,419


-




Noble Danny Adkins and Noble Jim Day rig damages


-


-


9,425


-




Noble Jim Day-Marathon Settlement


(8,706)


-


(8,706)


-




Noble Bully II-Shell escalation Provision 


(12,473)


-


(12,473)


-




Cancellations with Freeport, net of tax:













Contractual items


-


-


-


(335,578)





Termination date valuation of contingent payments


-


-


-


(12,689)




Loss on impairment, net of tax


94,820


1,298,030


94,820


1,313,198




Gain on extinguishment of debt, net of tax


-


(7,510)


-


(17,612)




Discrete tax items


(120,821)


(8,472)


139,264


(13,985)



Total Adjustments


(47,180)


1,266,007


236,749


917,293



Adjusted net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc


$ (71,855)


$      (36,843)


$  (279,762)


$    (12,287)






























Reconciliation of diluted EPS attributable to Noble Corporation plc


Three Months Ended,


Twelve Months Ended,








December 31,


December 31,








2017


2016


2017


2016

















Unadjusted diluted EPS attributable to Noble Corporation plc


$     (0.10)


$          (5.36)


$        (2.11)


$        (3.82)

















Adjustments












Noble Tom Prosser-cancellation agreement


-


(0.07)


-


(0.07)




Noble Max Smith-write-off of receivables


-


-


0.06


-




Noble Danny Adkins and Noble Jim Day rig damages


-


-


0.04


-




Noble Jim Day-Marathon Settlement


(0.04)


-


(0.04)


-




Noble Bully II-Shell escalation Provision 


(0.05)


-


(0.05)


-




Cancellations with Freeport, net of tax:













Contractual items


-


-


-


(1.38)





Termination date valuation of contingent payments


-


-


-


(0.05)




Loss on impairment, net of tax


0.39


5.34


0.39


5.40




Gain on extinguishment of debt, net of tax


-


(0.03)


-


(0.07)




Discrete tax items


(0.49)


(0.03)


0.57


(0.06)



Total Adjustments


(0.19)


5.21


0.97


3.77



Adjusted diluted EPS


$     (0.29)


$          (0.15)


$        (1.14)


$        (0.05)


 

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SOURCE Noble Corporation

Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications,Noble Drilling Services Inc., 281-276-6383, or at jlchastain@noblecorp.com