Tidewater Reports Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

HOUSTON, Jul. 30 /BusinessWire/ -- Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, of $102.3 million and $218.7 million, respectively compared with $125.9 million and $248.0 million, respectively, for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2019. Tidewater also reported net losses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, of $110.6 million ($2.74 per share) and $129.1 million ($3.21 per share), respectively, compared with $16.0 million ($0.42 per share) and $37.7 million ($1.01 per share), respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. Included in the net losses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 were impairment charges related to assets held for sale, affiliate credit losses, affiliate guaranteed obligation, and general and administrative severance expenses totaling $111.5 million and $121.8 million, respectively. Excluding these costs, we would have reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2020 of $0.9 million ($0.02 per common share) and a net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2020 of $7.3 million ($0.18 per common share). Included in the net losses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 were general and administrative expenses for severance and similar expenses related to integrating Tidewater and GulfMark operations of $0.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively. Excluding these costs, net losses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 were $15.5 million (or $0.41 per common share) and $33.5 million (or $0.90 per common share), respectively.

Quintin Kneen, Tidewater's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased that our performance for the quarter was consistent with the revised 2020 outlook we discussed on our last earnings call. The environment remains very challenging but I remain confident that our dedicated team of mariners and shore base employees will continue to perform exceptionally under the circumstances.

"Although investors are aware of the economic difficulties the industry is facing, it is important to highlight an ongoing humanitarian crisis that the entire shipping industry is experiencing. The near complete shutdown of international air travel and of seemingly non-essential governmental services globally, such as visa processing, has resulted in over a quarter million seafarers stranded on all types of vessels around the globe, including Tidewater vessels. We are doing everything in our power to remedy the situation for our seafarers, but the problem demands global governmental coordination. The situation is an inadvertent consequence of policies meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by restricting international travel, but it has resulted in the inability to move crews around the world to relieve and to return home crews onboard vessels today. Tidewater has always been dedicated to getting our employees home safe. They remain safe, but we need to get them home.

"Our efforts in the second quarter to quickly realign the business to adjust to the steep decline in offshore activity were successful, but there is more work to do. Consistent with the plan we outlined on the last earnings call, we scaled back our drydock investment, we maintained our focus on the disposal of non-core vessels, we improved cash operating margins, and we continued to reduce the annualized run rate of quarterly general and administrative expense. The third quarter will present additional challenges as we begin to manage the process of putting into layup those vessels that are coming off hire, de-crewing those vessels, and rationalizing our shore base footprint.

"In light of the recent decline in industry activity, we reassessed the value of our vessels globally, and separately our joint ventures in Africa where the impact has been particularly severe. As a result of this assessment, we had non-cash impairments and other charges of $111.5 million during the second quarter.

"There are many heroic stories of individuals rising to the challenge of the current situation, and the mariners and shore base staff at Tidewater are among them. I remain humbled by the resilience, tenacity and steadfast focus of our employees and I thank them for their dedication to seeing Tidewater though these challenging times."

In addition to the number of outstanding shares, as of June 30, 2020, the company also has the following in the money warrants.

Tidewater will hold a conference call to discuss results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. Investors and interested parties may listen to the earnings conference call via telephone by calling +1-888-771-4371 if calling from the U.S. or Canada (+1-847-585-4405 if calling from outside the U.S.) and asking for the "Tidewater" call just prior to the scheduled start time. A live webcast of the call will also be available in the Investor Relations section of Tidewater's website at investor.tdw.com

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. Central Time on July 31, 2020 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on August 31, 2020. To access the replay, visit the Investor Relations section of Tidewater's website at investor.tdw.com

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 involves 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 most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K.

Tidewater owns and operates the largest fleet of Offshore Support Vessels in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.

Note: all per-share amounts are stated on a diluted basis.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We disclose and discuss EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as non-GAAP financial measures in our public releases, including quarterly earnings releases, investor conference calls and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We define EBITDA as earnings (net income or loss) before interest and other debt costs, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA excludes impairment charges and merger and integration related costs. Our measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, which may limit its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, they should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or loss, cash provided (used) in operating activities, investing and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are widely used by investors and other users of our financial statements as a supplemental financial measure that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations, we believe provide additional information that is useful to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting our ability to service debt, pay taxes and fund drydocking and survey costs and capital expenditures. We also believe the disclosure of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA helps investors meaningfully evaluate and compare our cash flow generating capacity from quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also financial metrics used by management (i) as a supplemental internal measure for planning and forecasting overall expectations and for evaluating actual results against such expectations; (ii) to compare to the EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA of other companies when evaluating potential acquisitions; and (iii) to assess our ability to service existing fixed charges and incur additional indebtedness.

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