: Noble Corp, der dritte Offshore Driller im Bunde
Noble ist ähnlich wie Rowan mit einer gemischter Flotte aufgestellt von 16 Drillships/Semisubmeribles und 14 Jackups für Deepwater. Sollten also bei einer Erholung des Ölpreises ebenfalls zeitnah profitieren. Zudem hat Noble einer der modernsten Flotten mit einem Durchschnittsalter von 10 Jahren. Zum Vergleich, Rowan 15.2 Jahre, Transocean 17,5 und Ensco 18.3 Jahre. In den letzten zwei Jahren hat der Wert um ca. 77% verloren und der 2016 Ausblick ist mit -0.06$ per share alles andere als gut. (Verglichen mit 2.06$ per share in 2015). Dies rechtfertigt jedoch aus meiner Sicht nicht den Absturz seit März diesen Jahres. Könnte wie auch andere Driller ein guter Turnaroundkandidat sein wenn Öl nachhaltig dreht. Bin heute mal eingestiegen...
: Zahlen schlechter als erwartet, ausreichend Cash
EPS of $-0.23 misses by $-0.04 | Revenue of $385.1M (- 57.1% Y/Y) misses by $-25.52M - Jackup Noble Houston Colbert awarded contract offshore Qatar
- Semisubmersible Noble Paul Romano awarded contract extension through 2016
- Jackup Noble Regina Allen returns to work in the North Sea
- Jackup Noble Lloyd Noble prepares to commence four-year contract in North Sea
- Cash and undrawn revolver stand at $2.9 billion
PR Newswire LONDON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NE) (NYSE: NE) today reported a third quarter 2016 net loss attributable to Noble Corporation plc (the Company) of $55 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on revenues of $385 million. The results compare to net income attributable to the Company for the second quarter of 2016 of $323 million, or $1.28 per diluted share, on revenues of $895 million.
Second quarter 2016 results included net favorable after-tax items totaling $322 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, resulting largely from a contract cancellation agreement with Freeport-McMoRan and its subsidiary Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (Freeport) involving two of the Company's rigs, the valuation of a derivative instrument pertaining to future contingent payments as part of the contract cancellation settlement, and the early termination of debt. These items were partially offset by net losses resulting from the impairment of certain capital spares and a discrete tax item. Excluding all of these items, adjusted net income attributable to the Company for the second quarter of 2016 was slightly greater than $1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on adjusted revenues of $502 million.
For the third quarter of 2015, net income attributable to Noble Corporation plc was $326 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, on revenues of $897 million. Third quarter 2015 results included the recognition of $148 million after tax, or $0.60 per diluted share, pertaining to the proceeds of the Noble Homer Ferrington arbitration award. Excluding the impact of the arbitration award, adjusted net income attributable to the Company for the third quarter of 2015 was $178 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, on adjusted revenues of $760 million.
A Non-GAAP supporting schedule is available following the financial information attached to this press release and at www.noblecorp.com providing a reconciliation for total revenues, net income (loss) attributable to Noble Corporation, income tax and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2015.
Addressing third quarter 2016 results and highlights, David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation plc, noted, "Utilization of our jackup fleet remained healthy in the third quarter at 80 percent and recent contract awards for the Noble Regina Allen and Noble Houston Colbert support our expectations for continued relative strong jackup fleet performance in the near-term. However, in our floating rig fleet, utilization in the third quarter declined from the previous quarter, reflecting the challenging offshore drilling conditions that persist. Also, fleet downtime in the quarter of six percent was slightly above guidance of five percent, and we experienced higher-than-expected shipyard days.
"Financial metrics remained solid with cash and cash equivalents of $426 million and an undrawn revolver of $2.445 billion, or a liquidity position of $2.9 billion, and a debt-to-total-capitalization ratio of just below 35 percent. Capital expenditures over upcoming quarters will average significantly below third quarter spending of $472 million, which included the delivery in July of our final rig in the current newbuild program, the high-specification jackup Noble Lloyd Noble. The rig, which accounted for almost 90 percent of our capital spend in the third quarter, has arrived at its drilling location in the North Sea and is undergoing final acceptance testing."
Contract drilling services revenue in the third quarter was $373 million compared to $877 million in the second quarter. Excluding the impact of the Freeport contract cancellation agreement of $379 million, plus $14 million pertaining to the contract termination date valuation of a derivative instrument relating to future contingent revenue payments which are part of the contract cancellation settlement, adjusted contract drilling services revenue in the second quarter was $484 million. The decline in revenue between quarters was driven primarily by a reduction in fleet operating days, an increase in fleet downtime, and lower demobilization revenues. Fleet utilization in the third quarter fell to 59 percent, while average daily revenue declined to $238,900. The results compared to fleet utilization in the second quarter of 65 percent and average daily revenues of $280,900, after adjusting for the impact of the Freeport contract cancellation agreement. Contract drilling services costs in the third quarter were $207 million compared to $244 million in the second quarter. Excluding expenses of $11 million associated with the accelerated recognition of deferred mobilization revenues in connection with the Freeport contract cancellation agreement, adjusted contract drilling services costs in the second quarter were $233 million. A nine percent decline in fleet operating days, concentrated in the floating rig fleet, contributed to a reduction in the Company's third quarter contract drilling margin to 45 percent compared to 52 percent in the second quarter, excluding the impact of the Freeport settlement.
Net cash from operating activities through September 30, 2016 improved to $963 million. Capital expenditures in the third quarter totaled $472 million, including a $409 million expenditure pertaining to delivery of the jackup Noble Lloyd Noble, resulting in capital expenditures through September 2016 of $592 million, including capitalized interest.
Total debt at September 30, 2016 was $4.1 billion, unchanged from the previous quarter, with a debt-to-total-capitalization ratio of 34.7 percent.
Utilization of the Company's 16 floating rigs was 41 percent in the third quarter compared to 51 percent in the second quarter. The decline was driven largely by an increase in non-operating days on the drillships Noble Tom Madden and Noble Sam Croft following the contract cancellation agreement with Freeport in May 2016, and on the semisubmersible Noble Dave Beard, which concluded a drilling assignment offshore Brazil in April 2016, and was thereafter relocated to Singapore for cold stacking. Also in the third quarter, the Company experienced modestly higher out-of-service time, and higher shipyard days, due primarily to the Noble Bully I to complete thruster repairs, and on the Noble Globetrotter I, following a decision to accelerate certain regulatory procedures, including a special periodic survey, previously planned for 2017. Average daily revenue in the floating fleet declined to $441,600 in the third quarter compared to $472,600 in the second quarter, excluding the impact of the Freeport contract settlement. At the conclusion of the third quarter, one of the Company's eight semisubmersibles, the Noble Paul Romano, remained under contract and was awarded a contract extension that should keep the rig under contract through 2016. Among the Company's eight drillships, six remained under contract, with the Noble Sam Croft and Noble Tom Madden currently warm stacked in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Utilization of the Company's 14 jackup rigs was 80 percent in the third quarter compared to 83 percent in the previous quarter. The decline in utilization was due largely to an increase in non-operating days on the Noble Houston Colbert, which completed a drilling assignment offshore Argentina in June 2016 and was relocated to the Middle East. Also, the Noble Alan Hay entered the shipyard in the quarter for a scheduled regulatory inspection and maintenance. The shipyard program was completed in September and the rig has returned to service in the United Arab Emirates. Effects of these out-of-service events were partially offset by the return to service in July 2016 of the Noble Mick O'Brien following the commencement of an estimated 400-day contract in the Middle East. Average daily revenue in the jackup fleet was $109,400 in the third quarter compared to $136,000 in the previous quarter. At the conclusion of the third quarter, 13 of the Company's 14 jackups were under contract. The Noble Regina Allen was awarded a contract in September for accommodation services in the North Sea and commenced operations in early October. Also, since the conclusion of the third quarter, the Noble Houston Colbert was awarded a one-well contract for operations offshore Qatar with an expected commencement in December of 2016, while the Noble Tom Prosser completed its drilling assignment offshore Australia and is being demobilized out of the area. Finally, following the shipyard delivery in July 2016, the Noble Lloyd Noble completed its mobilization from Singapore and is currently jacked up on location and undergoing final acceptance testing before an expected November 2016 commencement of a four-year primary term contract in the North Sea.
At September 30, 2016, Noble's total contract backlog was $4.7 billion. Approximately $3.5 billion of the backlog relates to the floating rig fleet, with $1.2 billion from the jackup fleet. An estimated 62 percent of available rig operating days for the remainder of 2016 are committed to contracts, including 41 percent of floating rig days and 85 percent of jackup rig days. In 2017, 47 percent of the available fleet operating days are committed to contracts, including 28 percent and 69 percent of floating and jackup rig days, respectively.
In closing, Mr. Williams stated, "Our industry continues to work through a challenging period. However, we expect our business to improve over time, through a combination of further fleet attrition and a rebound in offshore spending by our customers. Until we begin to realize the benefits of these important factors, we intend to maintain our established strong industry position by keeping our focus on operational excellence, cost management and financial discipline. We expect our efforts to result in a significant reduction in operating costs in 2017 when compared to our stated cost expectations for 2016. The anticipated reduction in costs, together with our backlog and strong fleet mix, should prove meaningful regarding our 2017 financial performance, including our expectation to remain cash flow positive. Preservation of liquidity remains a chief component of our financial strategy as we plan ahead. We expect our continued attention to strong and consistent operational execution, material reductions in capital expenditures, and the elimination of our quarterly dividend, to support our liquidity position, while helping to secure our favorable industry position into the future."
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 30 offshore drilling units, consisting of 16 semisubmersibles and drillships 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, market outlook, capital allocation strategies, liquidity, competitive position, capital expenditures, financial flexibility, debt levels, debt repayment, 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 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.
Noble has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third quarter 2016 results on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time. Interested parties are invited to listen to the call by dialing 1-877-201-0168, or internationally 1-647-788-4901, using access code: 89706715, or by asking for the Noble Corporation plc conference call. Interested parties may also listen over the Internet (HHH) through a link posted in the Investor Relations section of the Company's Website.
A replay of the conference call will be available on Friday, November 4, 2016, beginning at 11:00 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time, through Friday, December 2, 2016, ending at 11:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time. The phone number for the conference call replay is 1-855-859-2056 or, for calls from outside of the U.S., 1-404-537-3406, using access code: 89706715. The replay will also be available on the Company's Website following the end of the live call.
Noble Corporation has seen its stock price take an impressive hit recently dropping by more than 85% from the start of the oil crash.
Noble Corporation has a total of 30 rigs with a young average age of just 10 years. At the same time, the company has a respectable backlog.
Given that Noble Corporation can handle an oil crash that lasts until the mid-2020s, I recommend investing in the company at the present time.
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) is an offshore drilling contractor based in London, United Kingdom. The company is the successor of the Noble Drilling Corporation and one of the largest drilling contractors in the world. The company also operates in most other major markets in the oil industry moving its fleet of dozens of rigs across the world from job to job.
Despite this market strength, Noble Corporation has had an incredibly difficult time recently. Noble Corporation's stock peaked at just under $35 per share in mid-2014. From that point, the company's stock dropped by more than 85% to it's late-September 2016 lows of less than $5.5 per share. Since that point, the company's stock has recovered by 10% to less than $6 per share.
Despite this price crash, as we will see, Noble Corporation still has impressive potential as a highly undervalued offshore driller.
Noble Corporation Fleet Advantage
Now that we have an overview of Noble Corporation, it is now time to discuss the company's fleet advantage.
Nach 5 Jahren Abwärtstrend und Kursverlusten von 95% könnte hier eine Trendwende einsetzen. Wenn der Ölpreis jetzt ansteigt und der Laden vorher nicht pleite geht, so könnte sich hier eine interessante TurnAround-Chance ergeben. Lg Francis