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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:02:00 PM
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Summary

Nabors Industries Reports In-line

Nabors Industries (NBR) reported a 3rd Quarter September 2016 loss of $0.35 per share on revenue of $520.0 million. The consensus estimate was a loss of $0.33 per share on revenue of $546.8 million. The Earnings Whisper number was for a loss of $0.35 per share. Revenue fell 36.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Nabors Industries Ltd owns and operates land-based drilling rig fleet. It provides offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and international markets.

Results
Reported Earnings
($0.35)
Earnings Whisper
($0.35)
Consensus Estimate
($0.33)
Reported Revenue
$520.0 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$546.8 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Nabors Announces Third-Quarter Results

Nabors Industries Ltd. ("Nabors") (NBR) today reported third-quarter 2016 operating revenues of $519.7 million, compared to operating revenues of $571.6 million in the second quarter of 2016. Net income from continuing operations, attributable to Nabors, for the current quarter was a loss of $99.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $183.7 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, last quarter.

Anthony Petrello, Nabors’ Chairman, President, and CEO, commented, "After a challenging downturn, we are experiencing significant utilization increases in our Lower 48 market, although spot market pricing continues to remain competitive. Similarly, our international markets are showing signs of impending activity increases. We are very encouraged by our customers’ acceptance of our newest rig, the PACE?-M800. We now have contracts for the first four M800s, with two already deployed, and awards for two more. Likewise, the high demand for our PACE?-X rigs has brought the utilization of that fleet to over 80%. This increased demand is beginning to exert upward pressure on pricing for these top-end rigs, although, in the near-term, our fleet average margins will remain under pressure due to expiring long-term contracts. We are also implementing a cost-effective plan to enhance other classes of our existing AC rig fleet to incorporate most of the features of these rigs. Regardless of how the recovery unfolds, we expect our reduced cost structure, improved performance and our various technology initiatives to significantly increase operating leverage across our global fleet.

"We recorded a sequential decline in adjusted operating income, as a modest increase in Rig Services was more than offset by reduction in one-time gains in Drilling, as compared to the second quarter. We expect this trend in operating income to continue into the beginning of 2017 driven by lower U.S. Drilling margins and International utilization."

Segment Results

Adjusted operating income for the Company was a loss of $72.0 million during the quarter. Drilling and Rig Services adjusted operating income was a loss of $38.4 million compared to a loss of $25.0 million in the second quarter. Quarterly adjusted EBITDA for the Company decreased sequentially to $148.7 million, a 10% decline from the previous quarter due to a reduction in certain revenue items that were discrete to each quarter. For the quarter, the Company averaged 163.5 rig years operating at an average gross margin of $14,029 per rig day, compared to 159.1 rigs at $15,850 per rig day in the second quarter and 187.9 rig years at an average gross margin of $13,407 per rig day in the first quarter.

International adjusted EBITDA decreased by 1% sequentially to $148.8 million. A reduction of four rig years in this segment was mostly offset by an increase in margin. Compared to the third quarter, the Company expects quarterly adjusted EBITDA to remain under pressure in the near term. The Company is encouraged by planned startups at the beginning of the year, as well as, increased tendering activity with mid-2017 start dates. Canada operations should reflect the seasonally stronger winter activity, although the rebound should be less robust than usual.

The U.S. Drilling segment posted adjusted EBITDA of $37.3 million for the quarter, reflecting further margin erosion offset by a 7% increase in rig years. The Lower 48 operation saw a 13% increase in rigs working compared to the second quarter, with an average rig count of 50. The Company is currently working 61 rigs in the Lower 48 operation. The recent start-up of rig CDR-3 and seasonal winter activity will benefit near-term Alaskan results.

Rig Services, which consists of the Company’s manufacturing, directional drilling, and complementary services, reported a loss in adjusted EBITDA of $4.3 million, representing a $6.1 million improvement over the second quarter. This increase is primarily attributable to reduced costs and higher revenues from service and repair operations. The Company expects this trend to continue.

William Restrepo, Nabors’ Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Third-quarter performance by our company has confirmed the trends we had foreseen after the second quarter. First, our International business has remained healthy and continues to provide strong cash generation. Second, our rig count in the Lower 48 market has rebounded. Our working rigs have increased by 66% since our trough in early April, and we have gained market share, mainly on strong demand for our PACE?-X rigs. Third, as anticipated, the daily margins for our Lower 48 rigs eroded some more, some term contracts expired, and we added more rigs at the currently lower spot rates. We expect this deterioration to continue near-term. Finally, our focus on costs at all levels of the organization has paid off, as we have mitigated the impact of average dayrate declines in the U.S., contained our SG&A expense in the face of an uptick in rig count and controlled our capital expenditures."

Mr. Petrello concluded, "Recent increases in Lower 48 activity and stabilizing oil prices are encouraging. We are experiencing utilization increases across many of our AC rig classes, particularly our pad-optimal PACE?-X and M800 rigs, which are rapidly approaching full utilization. All of our new-build rigs are deployed with our new Rigtelligent(TM) modular-code operating system and we have commenced retrofitting most of our AC fleet. This operating system effectively automates routine tasks and integrates downhole processes with the rig. The incorporation of this operating system together with on-ging enhancements to our other AC rig classes, will give us 100 pad-optimal, high-specification, automated rigs by mid-2017. We believe these actions position us well to address the changing market dynamic both in the United States and internationally."

About Nabors

Nabors Industries (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 numerous international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies throughout many of the 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 a number of 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. Each of these non-GAAP measures has limitations and therefore should not be used in isolation or as a substitute for the amounts reported in accordance with GAAP. In addition, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income exclude certain cash expenses that we are obligated to make. 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 in the tables at the end of 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
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
2016
2015
2016
2016
2015
Revenues and other income:
Operating revenues
$
519,729
$
847,553
$
571,591
$ 1,688,891
$ 3,125,565
Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates
2
(35,100)
(54,769)
(221,918)
(29,714)
Investment income (loss)
310
(22)
270
923
2,128
Total revenues and other income
520,041
812,431
517,092
1,467,896
3,097,979
Costs and other deductions:
Direct costs
306,436
518,174
341,279
1,012,738
1,926,306
General and administrative expenses
56,078
72,032
56,624
175,036
263,272
Research and engineering
8,476
9,716
8,180
24,818
31,899
Depreciation and amortization
220,713
240,107
218,913
655,444
739,322
Interest expense
46,836
44,448
45,237
137,803
135,518
Other, net
10,392
259,731
74,607
267,403
205,227
Total costs and other deductions
648,931
1,144,208
744,840
2,273,242
3,301,544
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
(128,890)
(331,777)
(227,748)
(805,346)
(203,565)
Income tax expense (benefit)
(31,051)
(80,898)
(41,183)
(124,298)
(35,158)
Income (loss) from continuing operations, net of tax
(97,839)
(250,879)
(186,565)
(681,048)
(168,407)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
(12,187)
(45,275)
(984)
(14,097)
(41,067)
Net income (loss)
(110,026)
(296,154)
(187,549)
(695,145)
(209,474)
Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest
(1,185)
320
2,899
990
453
Net income (loss) attributable to Nabors
$(111,211)
$(295,834)
$(184,650)
$
(694,155)
$
(209,021)
Amounts attributable to Nabors:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations
$
(99,024)
$(250,559)
$(183,666)
$
(680,058)
$
(167,954)
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations
(12,187)
(45,275)
(984)
(14,097)
(41,067)
Net income (loss) attributable to Nabors
$(111,211)
$(295,834)
$(184,650)
$
(694,155)
$
(209,021)
Earnings (losses) per share:
Basic from continuing operations
$
(.35)
$
(.86)
$
(.65)
$
(2.41)
$
(.57)
Basic from discontinued operations
(.04)
(.16)
-
(.05)
(.15)
Basic
$
(.39)
$
(1.02)
$
(.65)
$
(2.46)
$
(.72)
Diluted from continuing operations
$
(.35)
$
(.86)
$
(.65)
$
(2.41)
$
(.57)
Diluted from discontinued operations
(.04)
(.16)
-
(.05)
(.15)
Diluted
$
(.39)
$
(1.02)
$
(.65)
$
(2.46)
$
(.72)
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic
276,707
284,112
276,550
276,369
285,186
Diluted
276,707
284,112
276,550
276,369
285,186
Adjusted EBITDA (1)
$
148,739
$
247,631
$
165,508
$
476,299
$
904,088
Adjusted operating income (loss) (2)
$
(71,974)
$
7,524
$
(53,405)
$
(179,145)
$
164,766
(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 financial 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 Company’s consolidated results based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures 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 the most closely comparable 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 financial 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 Company’s consolidated results based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures 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 the most closely comparable 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
September 30,
June 30,
December 31,
(In thousands)
2016
2016
2015
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and short-term investments
$
200,650
$
255,856
$
274,589
Accounts receivable, net
503,966
504,099
784,671
Assets held for sale
69,436
86,608
75,678
Other current assets
336,668
344,680
340,959
Total current assets
1,110,720
1,191,243
1,475,897
Property, plant and equipment, net
6,616,711
6,765,257
7,027,802
Goodwill
167,131
167,275
166,659
Investment in unconsolidated affiliates
889
888
415,177
Other long-term assets
529,053
531,642
452,305
Total assets
$
8,424,504
$ 8,656,305
$
9,537,840
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current debt
$
120
$
175
$
6,508
Other current liabilities
787,742
868,000
999,991
Total current liabilities
787,862
868,175
1,006,499
Long-term debt
3,475,978
3,503,172
3,655,200
Other long-term liabilities
561,970
562,260
582,273
Total liabilities
4,825,810
4,933,607
5,243,972
Equity:
Shareholders’ equity
3,591,929
3,715,850
4,282,710
Noncontrolling interest
6,765
6,848
11,158
Total equity
3,598,694
3,722,698
4,293,868
Total liabilities and equity
$
8,424,504
$ 8,656,305
$
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
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
(In thousands, except rig activity)
2016
2015
2016
2016
2015
Operating revenues:
Drilling & Rig Services:
U.S.
$
116,095
$
259,939
$
140,342
$
405,113
$ 1,034,929
Canada
10,444
29,929
6,617
34,555
109,182
International
363,552
516,180
401,024
1,165,631
1,413,886
Rig Services (1)
58,950
73,521
39,248
152,051
318,204
Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services
549,041
879,569
587,231
1,757,350
2,876,201
Completion & Production Services:
Completion Services
-
-
-
-
207,860
Production Services
-
-
-
-
158,512
Subtotal Completion & Production Services
-
-
-
-
366,372
Other reconciling items (2)
(29,312)
(32,016)
(15,640)
(68,459)
(117,008)
Total operating revenues
$
519,729
$
847,553
$
571,591
$ 1,688,891
$ 3,125,565
Adjusted EBITDA: (3)
Drilling & Rig Services:
U.S.
$
37,299
$
94,505
$
52,878
$
141,412
$
418,749
Canada
196
7,516
360
2,678
29,716
International
148,833
186,451
150,618
447,760
558,550
Rig Services (1)
(4,334)
(2,455)
(10,433)
(16,248)
25,469
Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services
181,994
286,017
193,423
575,602
1,032,484
Completion & Production Services:
Completion Services
-
-
-
-
(28,110)
Production Services
-
-
-
-
23,043
Subtotal Completion & Production Services
-
-
-
-
(5,067)
Other reconciling items (4)
(33,255)
(38,386)
(27,915)
(99,303)
(123,329)
Total adjusted EBITDA
$
148,739
$
247,631
$
165,508
$
476,299
$
904,088
Adjusted operating income (loss): (5)
Drilling & Rig Services:
U.S.
$
(58,876)
$
(14,034)
$
(48,328)
$
(154,763)
$
94,449
Canada
(10,156)
(4,085)
(10,831)
(28,265)
(5,995)
International
43,595
74,039
53,859
144,326
256,412
Rig Services (1)
(12,937)
(10,434)
(19,657)
(43,238)
864
Subtotal Drilling & Rig Services
(38,374)
45,486
(24,957)
(81,940)
345,730
Completion & Production Services:
Completion Services
-
-
-
-
(55,243)
Production Services
-
-
-
-
(3,559)
Subtotal Completion & Production Services
-
-
-
-
(58,802)
Other reconciling items (4)
(33,600)
(37,962)
(28,448)
(97,205)
(122,162)
Total adjusted operating income (loss)
$
(71,974)
$
7,524
$
(53,405)
$
(179,145)
$
164,766
Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates (6)
$
2
$
(35,100)
$
(54,769)
$
(221,918)
$
(29,714)
Rig activity:
Rig years: (7)
U.S.
57.3
103.0
53.7
58.6
129.8
Canada
8.8
17.2
4.2
8.5
17.5
International (8)
97.4
121.3
101.2
103.0
126.1
Total rig years
163.5
241.5
159.1
170.1
273.4
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 financial 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 Company’s consolidated results based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures 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 the most closely comparable 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 financial 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 Company’s consolidated results based on several criteria, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss), because it believes that these financial measures 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 the most closely comparable 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 $35.1 million and $54.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2016, respectively, and $221.9 million and $35.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 related to our share of the net loss of C&J Energy Services, Ltd. ("C&J"), which we reported on a quarter lag through June 30, 2016.
Beginning in the third quarter of 2016, we ceased accounting for our investment in C&J under the equity method of accounting.
(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
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
June 30,
September 30,
(In thousands)
2016
2015
2016
2016
2015
Adjusted EBITDA
$
148,739
$
247,631
$
165,508
$
476,299
$
904,088
Depreciation and amortization
(220,713)
(240,107)
(218,913)
(655,444)
(739,322)
Adjusted operating income (loss)
(71,974)
7,524
(53,405)
(179,145)
164,766
Earnings (losses) from unconsolidated affiliates
2
(35,100)
(54,769)
(221,918)
(29,714)
Investment income (loss)
310
(22)
270
923
2,128
Interest expense
(46,836)
(44,448)
(45,237)
(137,803)
(135,518)
Other, net
(10,392)
(259,731)
(74,607)
(267,403)
(205,227)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
$(128,890)
$(331,777)
$(227,748)
$(805,346)
$(203,565)
NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF NET DEBT TO TOTAL DEBT
September 30,
June 30,
December 31,
(In thousands)
2016
2016
2015
(Unaudited)
Current debt
$
120
$
175
$
6,508
Long-term debt
3,475,978
3,503,172
3,655,200
Total Debt
3,476,098
3,503,347
3,661,708
Less: Cash and short-term investments
200,650
255,856
274,589
Net Debt
$
3,275,448
$ 3,247,491
$
3,387,119

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