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Transocean Ltd. Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2017 Results

February 20, 2018
  • Contract drilling revenues were $589 million, compared with $699 million in the third quarter of 2017;
  • Other revenues were $40 million, compared with $109 million in the previous quarter;
  • Revenue efficiency(1) was 92.4 percent, compared with 97.1 percent in the prior quarter;
  • Operating and maintenance expense was $389 million, compared with $323 million in the previous quarter;
  • Net loss attributable to controlling interest was $111 million, $0.28 per diluted share, compared with net loss attributable to controlling interest of $1.42 billion, $3.62 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2017;
  • Adjusted net loss was $93 million, $0.24 per diluted share, excluding $18 million of net unfavorable items. This compares with adjusted net income of $64 million, $0.16 per diluted share, in the prior quarter, excluding $1.48 billion of net unfavorable items primarily related to the retirement of six floaters;
  • Cash flows from operating activities were $257 million, down from $384 million in the prior quarter; and
  • Contract backlog was $12.8 billion as of the February 2018 Fleet Status Report.

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) today reported net loss attributable to controlling interest of $111 million, $0.28 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Fourth quarter 2017 results included net unfavorable items of $18 million, $0.04 per diluted share, as follows:

  • $20 million, $0.04 per diluted share, in discrete tax expense; and
  • $6 million, $0.01 per diluted share, loss on the early retirement of debt.

These net unfavorable items were partially offset by:

  • $6 million, $0.01 per diluted share, gain on disposal of assets; and
  • $2 million associated with other favorable items.

After consideration of these net unfavorable items, fourth quarter 2017 adjusted net loss was $93 million, or $0.24 per diluted share.

Contract drilling revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017, decreased $110 million sequentially to $589 million. The decline was primarily due to fewer operating days and lower revenue efficiency. The lower revenue efficiency was primarily driven by the Petrobras 10000, which is returning to work in the first quarter of 2018. The quarter results were also impacted by lower dayrates on the Deepwater Invictus. These decreases were partly offset by the commencement of operations of the ultra-deepwater newbuild drillship Deepwater Pontus.

Other revenues were $40 million, which included $25 million of early termination fees associated with the Discoverer Clear Leader. This compares with $109 million in the prior quarter, which included $99 million of early termination fees.

Operating and maintenance expense was $389 million, compared with $323 million in the prior quarter. The anticipated sequential increase was the result of the reactivation and contract preparation costs related to the Development Driller I and Deepwater Nautilus; and the commencement of operations of the Deepwater Pontus. The quarter results were also impacted by timing from the prior quarter of scheduled maintenance costs and recycling costs associated with previously announced floater retirements.

General and administrative expense was $43 million compared with $39 million in the third quarter of 2017. The sequential increase was primarily due to anticipated IT system enhancements and other corporate costs.

Depreciation expense was $184 million, down from $197 million in the third quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily due to the previously announced floater retirements.

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized, was $123 million, compared with $112 million in the prior quarter. The increase in interest expense was largely due to the senior unsecured notes issued during the fourth quarter of 2017, partly offset by the company's early debt retirements. Capitalized interest decreased $6 million sequentially to $25 million primarily due to the commencement of operations of the Deepwater Pontus. Interest income was $9 million, compared with $21 million in the prior quarter, which included interest associated with an award on a customer-terminated drilling contract in 2015.

The Effective Tax Rate(2) was 8.3 percent, up from (14.7) percent in the prior quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2017, income tax expense included a $66 million charge associated with the re-measurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities related to the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("U.S. Tax Reform"). Offsetting this charge was a decrease in the U.S. valuation allowance totaling $31 million. The U.S. Tax Reform also includes a one-time tax on unrepatriated earnings of non-U.S. subsidiaries. Due to the complexities associated with the repatriation tax analysis, the company has elected to defer estimating this amount until 2018. The Effective Tax Rate excluding discrete items(3) was  25.4 percent, compared with 56.5 percent in the previous quarter.

Cash flows from operating activities decreased $127 million sequentially to $257 million primarily due to an award in the prior quarter that was not repeated in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Fourth quarter 2017 capital expenditures of $111 million were primarily related to the newbuilds, Deepwater Poseidon and Deepwater Pontus, including milestone shipyard payments. This compares with $128 million in the previous quarter.

"Despite challenging market conditions, Transocean made great progress in 2017," said President and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Thigpen. "Just recently, we upgraded our fleet with the newbuild additions of the Deepwater Pontus and Deepwater Poseidon, both of which are backed by ten-year contracts. We announced the acquisition of Songa Offshore, adding seven semisubmersibles to our fleet, including four harsh environment high-specification floaters with $3.7 billion of backlog. We divested our jackup fleet; and, we retired another nine assets, including five older, less competitive ultra-deepwater rigs."

Thigpen added: "In addition to enhancing our fleet, we continued to operate at a high level for our customers, delivering full year 2017 revenue efficiency of just over 96%. This consistently strong performance helped us to secure 25 new floater awards throughout the year, adding almost $900 million to our industry-leading backlog."

"As we enter 2018, our ongoing balance sheet management has provided us the means to continue carrying out our strategic objectives, while extending our liquidity runway," said Thigpen. "We are encouraged by the upward momentum we continue to see in oil prices, and the resulting increase in demand for our assets and services. In the harsh environment market, we are experiencing strong demand for high-specification semisubmersibles, resulting in a meaningful year-over-year improvement in dayrates. While demand in ultra-deepwater is not as strong, we are encouraged to see customers seeking multi-year fixtures for assets in various basins around the world."

Full Year 2017

For the year ended December 31, 2017, net loss attributable to controlling interest totaled $3.13 billion, or $8.00 per diluted share. Full year results included $3.10 billion, $7.94 per diluted share, of net unfavorable items as follows:

  • $1.59 billion, $4.07 per diluted share, loss on divestiture of the jackup fleet and three midwater floaters;
  • $1.50 billion, $3.84 per diluted share, loss on impairment associated with the retirement of six floaters and the midwater floater asset group; and
  • $55 million, $0.14 per diluted share, loss related to the early retirement of debt.

These net unfavorable items were partially offset by:

  • $37 million, $0.10 per diluted share, in discrete tax benefits; and
  • $2 million, $0.01 per diluted share, in favorable litigation matters and other costs.

After excluding these net unfavorable items, adjusted net loss for 2017 was $24 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present our operating results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (U.S. GAAP). We believe certain financial measures, such as Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Normalized EBITDA, which are non-GAAP measures, provide users of our financial statements with supplemental information that may be useful in evaluating our operating performance. We believe that such non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our operating results presented under U.S. GAAP, can be used to better assess our performance from period to period and relative to performance of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, historical cost basis or capital structure. Such non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

All non-GAAP measure reconciliations to the most comparative U.S. GAAP measures are displayed in quantitative schedules on the company's website at: www.deepwater.com.

About Transocean

Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on ultra-deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and believes that it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world.

Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of 47 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 27 ultra-deepwater floaters, 12 harsh environment floaters, two deepwater floaters and six midwater floaters. In addition, the company has two ultra-deepwater drillships under construction or under contract to be constructed. We also continue to operate two high-specification jackups that were under drilling contracts when we sold the rigs, and we continue to operate these jackups until completion or novation of the drilling contracts.

For more information about Transocean, please visit: www.deepwater.com.

Conference Call Information

Transocean will conduct a teleconference starting at 9 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. CET, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, to discuss the results. To participate, dial +1 719-325-2494 and refer to conference code 4018515 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

The teleconference will be simulcast in a listen-only mode at: www.deepwater.com, by selecting Investors, News, and Webcasts. Supplemental materials that may be referenced during the teleconference will be available at: www.deepwater.com, by selecting Investors, Financial Reports.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 12 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CET, on February 21, 2018. The replay, which will be archived for approximately 30 days, can be accessed at +1 719-457-0820, passcode 4018515 and PIN 9876.  The replay will also be available on the company's website.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements described in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements contain words such as "possible," "intend," "will," "if," "expect," or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions, and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results could differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, estimated duration of customer contracts, contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates and locations, planned shipyard projects and other out-of-service time, sales of drilling units, timing of the company's newbuild deliveries, operating hazards and delays, risks associated with international operations, actions by customers and other third parties, the future prices of oil and gas, the intention to scrap certain drilling rigs, the results of our final accounting for the periods presented in this press release, the expected benefits from the acquisition of Songa Offshore SE ("Songa"), the ability to successfully integrate the Transocean and Songa businesses and other factors, including those and other risks discussed in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and in the company's other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at: www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the other consequences of such a development worsen), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to these risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof, except as otherwise may be required by law. All non-GAAP financial measure reconciliations to the most comparative GAAP measure are displayed in quantitative schedules on the company's website at: www.deepwater.com.

This press release, or referenced documents, do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and do not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of Transocean and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of Transocean.

Notes

(1) Revenue efficiency is defined as actual contract drilling revenues for the measurement period divided by the maximum revenue calculated for the measurement period, expressed as a percentage. Maximum revenue is defined as the greatest amount of contract drilling revenues the drilling unit could earn for the measurement period, excluding amounts related to incentive provisions. See the accompanying schedule entitled "Revenue Efficiency." 

(2) Effective Tax Rate is defined as income tax expense for continuing operations divided by income from continuing operations before income taxes. See the accompanying schedule entitled "Supplemental Effective Tax Rate Analysis."

(3) Effective Tax Rate, excluding discrete items, is defined as income tax expense for continuing operations, excluding various discrete items (such as changes in estimates and tax on items excluded from income before income taxes), divided by income from continuing operations before income tax expense, excluding gains and losses on sales and similar items pursuant to the accounting standards for income taxes and estimating the annual effective tax rate. See the accompanying schedule entitled "Supplemental Effective Tax Rate Analysis."

Analyst Contacts:
Bradley Alexander
+1 713-232-7515

Diane Vento
+1 713-232-8015

Media Contact:
Pam Easton
+1 713-232-7647

 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except share data)
(Unaudited)


    Years ended December 31, 
    2017     2016     2015  
                   
Operating revenues                  
Contract drilling revenues   $  2,731     $  3,705     $  6,802  
Other revenues      242        456        584  
       2,973        4,161        7,386  
Costs and expenses                  
Operating and maintenance      1,388        1,875        2,955  
Depreciation      832        893        963  
General and administrative      156        172        192  
       2,376        2,940        4,110  
Loss on impairment      (1,498 )      (93 )      (1,875 )
Gain (loss) on disposal of assets, net      (1,603 )      4        (36 )
Operating income (loss)      (2,504 )      1,132        1,365  
                   
Other income (expense), net                  
Interest income      43        20        22  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized      (491 )      (409 )      (432 )
Gain (loss) on retirement of debt      (55 )      148        23  
Other, net      4        43        37  
       (499 )      (198 )      (350 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense      (3,003 )      934        1,015  
Income tax expense      94        107        120  
Income (loss) from continuing operations      (3,097 )      827        895  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax      —        —        2  
                   
Net income (loss)      (3,097 )      827        897  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest      30        49        32  
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest   $  (3,127 )   $  778     $  865  
                   
Earnings (loss) per share—basic                  
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations   $  (8.00 )   $  2.08     $  2.36  
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations      —        —        —  
Earnings (loss) per share   $  (8.00 )   $  2.08     $  2.36  
                   
Earnings (loss) per share—diluted                  
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations   $  (8.00 )   $  2.08     $  2.36  
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations      —        —        —  
Earnings (loss) per share   $  (8.00 )   $  2.08     $  2.36  
                   
Weighted-average shares outstanding                  
Basic      391        367        363  
Diluted      391        367        363  



 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share data)
(Unaudited)


    December 31, 
    2017     2016  
             
Assets            
Cash and cash equivalents   $  2,519     $  3,052  
Short-term investments      450        —  
Accounts receivable, net            
Trade      597        833  
Other      44        65  
Materials and supplies, net      418        561  
Restricted cash accounts and investments      466        466  
Other current assets      112        121  
Total current assets      4,606        5,098  
             
Property and equipment      22,693        27,372  
Less accumulated depreciation      (5,291 )      (6,279 )
Property and equipment, net      17,402        21,093  
Deferred income taxes, net      47        298  
Other assets      355        400  
Total assets   $  22,410     $  26,889  
             
Liabilities and equity            
Accounts payable   $  201     $  206  
Accrued income taxes      79        95  
Debt due within one year      250        724  
Other current liabilities      839        960  
Total current liabilities      1,369        1,985  
             
Long-term debt      7,146        7,740  
Deferred income taxes, net      44        178  
Other long-term liabilities      1,082        1,153  
Total long-term liabilities      8,272        9,071  
             
Commitments and contingencies            
Redeemable noncontrolling interest      58        28  
             
Shares, CHF 0.10 par value, 417,060,033 authorized, 143,783,041 conditionally authorized and 394,801,990 issued at December 31, 2017 and 2016 and 391,237,308 and 389,366,241 outstanding at December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively      37        36  
Additional paid-in capital      11,031        10,993  
Retained earnings      1,929        5,056  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss      (290 )      (283 )
Total controlling interest shareholders' equity      12,707        15,802  
Noncontrolling interest      4        3  
Total equity      12,711        15,805  
Total liabilities and equity   $  22,410     $  26,889  


 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)


    Years ended December 31,   
    2017     2016     2015    
                     
Cash flows from operating activities                    
Net income (loss)   $  (3,097 )   $  827     $  897    
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:                    
Depreciation      832        893        963    
Share-based compensation expense      41        42        64    
Loss on impairment      1,498        93        1,875    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1,603        (4 )      35    
(Gain) loss on retirement of debt      55        (148 )      (23 )  
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)      89        68        (134 )  
Other, net      55        14        74    
Changes in deferred revenues, net      33        219        (90 )  
Changes in deferred costs, net      54        72        179    
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net      (19 )      (165 )      (395 )  
Net cash provided by operating activities      1,144        1,911        3,445    
                     
Cash flows from investing activities                    
Capital expenditures      (497 )      (1,344 )      (2,001 )  
Proceeds from disposal of assets, net      350        30        54    
Deposits into short-term investments      (450 )      —        —    
Other, net      10        1        15    
Net cash used in investing activities      (587 )      (1,313 )      (1,932 )  
                     
Cash flows from financing activities                    
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of discounts and issue costs      1,144        2,401        —    
Repayments of debt      (2,284 )      (2,295 )      (1,506 )  
Deposits to cash accounts restricted for financing activities      (97 )      (85 )      —    
Proceeds from cash accounts and investments restricted for financing activities      150        124        110    
Distributions of qualifying additional paid-in capital      —        —        (381 )  
Distributions to holders of noncontrolling interest      —        (30 )      (29 )  
Other, net      (3 )      —        (3 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities      (1,090 )      115        (1,809 )  
                     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents      (533 )      713        (296 )  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period      3,052        2,339        2,635    
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $  2,519     $  3,052     $  2,339    




                                 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
FLEET OPERATING STATISTICS  
                                 
    Operating Revenues (in millions)  
    Three months ended    Years ended  
    December 31,    September 30,   December 31,    December 31,    December 31,   
    2017   2017   2016   2017   2016  
Contract drilling revenues                                
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  404   $  511   $  560   $  1,917   $  2,318  
Harsh environment floaters      105      106      100      437      483  
Deepwater floaters      37      35      35      143      214  
Midwater floaters      17      18      30      66      388  
High-specification jackups      26      29      66      168      289  
Contract intangible revenue      —      —      2      —      13  
Total contract drilling revenues      589      699      793      2,731      3,705  
                                 
Other revenues                                
Customer early termination fees      25      99      169      201      396  
Customer reimbursement revenues and other      15      10      12      41      60  
Total other revenues      40      109      181      242      456  
Total revenues   $  629   $  808   $  974   $  2,973   $  4,161  


                                 
    Average Daily Revenue (1)  
    Three months ended    Years ended  
    December 31,    September 30,   December 31,    December 31,    December 31,   
    2017   2017   2016   2017   2016  
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  440,000   $  449,300   $  490,600   $  472,400   $  492,100  
Harsh environment floaters      202,900      213,100      253,500      235,900      329,100  
Deepwater floaters      202,400      187,300      204,500      195,200      253,900  
Midwater floaters      90,300      98,900      128,600      95,600      274,100  
High-specification jackups      145,500      151,200      143,500      143,900      143,800  
Total drilling fleet   $  296,700      319,000   $  329,400   $  321,300   $  353,500  


                                   
      Utilization (2)  
      Three months ended    Years ended  
      December 31,    September 30,   December 31,    December 31,    December 31,   
      2017   2017   2016   2017   2016  
Ultra-deepwater floaters      39    42    43    39    45 %  
Harsh environment floaters      80    77    61    73    57 %  
Deepwater floaters      100    69    53    73    54 %  
Midwater floaters      50    50    37    38    42 %  
High-specification jackups      100    95    50    61    55 %  
Total drilling fleet      53    52    46    48    48 %  


                                 
      Revenue Efficiency (3)
      Three months ended    Years ended
      December 31,    September 30,   December 31,    December 31,    December 31, 
      2017   2017   2016   2017   2016
Ultra-deepwater floaters      90.9    98.6    100.1    96.3    97.8 %
Harsh environment floaters      94.8    92.0    97.1    95.5    97.8 %
Deepwater floaters      96.3    90.0    93.4    93.6    96.3 %
Midwater floaters      95.8    97.4    94.7    96.1    99.0 %
High-specification jackups      99.3    99.3    115.0    100.9    97.6 %
Total drilling fleet      92.4    97.1    100.3    96.3    97.8 %
                                 
(1) Average daily revenue is defined as contract drilling revenues earned per operating day. An operating day is defined as a calendar
day during which a rig is contracted to earn a dayrate during the firm contract period after commencement of operations.
                                 
(2) Rig utilization is defined as the total number of operating days divided by the total number of available rig calendar days in the
measurement period, expressed as a percentage.
                                 
(3) Revenue efficiency is defined as actual contract drilling revenues for the measurement period divided by the maximum revenue
calculation for the measurement period, expressed as a percentage.  Maximum revenue is defined as the greatest amount of contract
drilling revenues the drilling unit could earn for the measurement period, excluding amounts related to incentive provisions.
                                 


 

                                             
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS  
ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS) AND ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  
(In millions, except per share data)  
                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   QTD  
    12/31/17   12/31/17   09/30/17   09/30/17   06/30/17   06/30/17   03/31/17  
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)                                            
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest, as reported   $  (3,127 )   $  (111 )   $  (3,016 )   $  (1,417 )   $  (1,599 )   $  (1,690 )   $  91    
Litigation matters      (8 )      (1 )      (7 )      —        (7 )      1        (8 )  
Restructuring charges      2        1        1        (1 )      2        2        —    
Acquisition costs      4        —        4        4        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      1,497        (2 )      1,499        1,386        113        113        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1,590        (6 )      1,596        1        1,595        1,597        (2 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      55        6        49        1        48        48        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (37 )      20        (57 )      90        (147 )      (70 )      (77 )  
Net income (loss), as adjusted   $  (24 )   $  (93 )   $  69     $  64     $  5     $  1     $  4    
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:                                            
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as reported   $  (8.00 )   $  (0.28 )   $  (7.72 )   $  (3.62 )   $  (4.09 )   $  (4.32 )   $  0.23    
Litigation matters      (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )  
Restructuring charges      —        —        —        —        —        —        —    
Acquisition costs      0.01        —        0.01        0.01        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      3.84        —        3.84        3.54        0.29        0.29        —    
Loss on disposal of assets, net      4.07        (0.01 )      4.08        —        4.08        4.08        —    
Loss on retirement of debt      0.14        0.01        0.12        —        0.12        0.12        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (0.10 )      0.04        (0.13 )      0.23        (0.37 )      (0.17 )      (0.20 )  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as adjusted   $  (0.06 )   $  (0.24 )   $  0.18     $  0.16     $  0.01     $  —     $  0.01    


                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   QTD  
    12/31/16   12/31/16   09/30/16   09/30/16   06/30/16   06/30/16   03/31/16  
Adjusted Net Income                                            
Net income attributable to controlling interest, as reported   $  778     $  243     $  535     $  218     $  317     $  82     $  235    
Litigation matters      (28 )      (28 )      —        —        —        —        —    
Restructuring charges      26        11        15        4        11        7        4    
Loss on impairment of assets      91        66        25        11        14        12        2    
Gain on disposal of assets, net      (13 )      (5 )      (8 )      (3 )      (5 )      (4 )      (1 )  
Gain on retirement of debt      (148 )      —        (148 )      (110 )      (38 )      (38 )      —    
(Income) loss from discontinued operations      —        —        —        —        —        (1 )      1    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (50 )      (26 )      (24 )      (32 )      8        7        1    
Net income, as adjusted   $  656     $  261     $  395     $  88     $  307     $  65     $  242    
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share:                                            
Diluted earnings per share, as reported   $  2.08     $  0.64     $  1.44     $  0.59     $  0.86     $  0.22     $  0.64    
Litigation matters      (0.08 )      (0.07 )      —        —        —        —        —    
Restructuring charges      0.07        0.03        0.04        0.01        0.03        0.02        0.01    
Loss on impairment of assets      0.25        0.16        0.06        0.03        0.04        0.03        —    
Gain on disposal of assets, net      (0.04 )      (0.01 )      (0.02 )      (0.01 )      (0.01 )      (0.01 )      —    
Gain on retirement of debt      (0.40 )      —        (0.40 )      (0.30 )      (0.11 )      (0.11 )      —    
(Income) loss from discontinued operations      —        —        —        —        —        —        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (0.12 )      (0.06 )      (0.06 )      (0.08 )      0.02        0.02        —    
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted   $  1.76     $  0.69     $  1.06     $  0.24     $  0.83     $  0.17     $  0.65    




                                           
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS
EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES AND DEPRECIATION AND RELATED MARGINS
(In millions, except percentages)
                                           
                                           
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   QTD
    12/31/17   12/31/17   09/30/17   09/30/17   06/30/17   06/30/17   03/31/17
                                           
Operating  revenues   $  2,973     $  629     $  2,344     $  808     $  1,536     $  751     $  785  
Drilling contract termination fees      (201 )      (25 )      (176 )      (99 )      (77 )      (40 )      (37 )
Adjusted Normalized Revenues   $  2,772     $  604     $  2,168     $  709     $  1,459     $  711     $  748  
                                           
Net income (loss)   $  (3,097 )   $  (102 )   $  (2,995 )   $  (1,411 )   $  (1,584 )   $  (1,679 )   $  95  
Interest expense, net of interest income      448        114        334        91        243        122        121  
Income tax expense (benefit)      94        (9 )      103        180        (77 )      (37 )      (40 )
Depreciation expense      832        184        648        197        451        219        232  
EBITDA      (1,723 )      187        (1,910 )      (943 )      (967 )      (1,375 )      408  
                                           
Litigation matters      (8 )      (2 )      (6 )      —        (6 )      2        (8 )
Restructuring charges      3        1        2        —        2        2        —  
Acquisition costs      4        —        4        4        —        —        —  
Loss on impairment of assets      1,498        —        1,498        1,385        113        113        —  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1,590        (6 )      1,596        1        1,595        1,597        (2 )
Loss on retirement of debt      55        6        49        1        48        48        —  
Adjusted EBITDA      1,419        186        1,233        448        785        387        398  
                                           
Drilling contract termination fees      (201 )      (25 )      (176 )      (99 )      (77 )      (40 )      (37 )
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA   $  1,218     $  161     $  1,057     $  349     $  708     $  347     $  361  
                                           
EBITDA margin      (58 ) %    30   %    (81 ) %    (117 ) %    (63 ) %    (183 ) %   52 %
Adjusted EBITDA margin      48   %    30   %    53   %    55   %    51   %    52   %   51 %
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA margin      44   %    27   %    49   %    49   %    49   %    49   %   48 %


                                           
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   QTD
    12/31/16   12/31/16   09/30/16   09/30/16   06/30/16   06/30/16   03/31/16
                                           
Operating  revenues   $  4,161     $  974     $  3,187     $  906     $  2,281     $  940     $  1,341  
Drilling contract termination fees      (396 )      (169 )      (227 )      (9 )      (218 )      (9 )      (209 )
Adjusted Normalized Revenues   $  3,765     $  805     $  2,960     $  897     $  2,063     $  931     $  1,132  
                                           
Net income   $  827     $  257     $  570     $  236     $  334     $  93     $  241  
Interest expense, net of interest income      389        108        281        104        177        94        83  
Income tax expense (benefit)      107        (15 )      122        6        116        18        98  
Depreciation expense      893        226        667        225        442        225        217  
EBITDA      2,216        576        1,640        571        1,069        430        639  
                                           
Restructuring charges      28        11        17        4        13        8        5  
Litigation matters      (30 )      (30 )      —        —        —        —        —  
Loss on impairment of assets      93        67        26        11        15        12        3  
Gain on disposal of assets, net      (13 )      (5 )      (8 )      (3 )      (5 )      (4 )      (1 )
Gain on retirement of debt      (148 )      —        (148 )      (110 )      (38 )      (38 )      —  
(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of tax      —        —        —        —        —        (1 )      1  
Adjusted EBITDA      2,146        619        1,527        473        1,054        407        647  
                                           
Drilling contract termination fees      (396 )      (169 )      (227 )      (9 )      (218 )      (9 )      (209 )
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA   $  1,750     $  450     $  1,300     $  464     $  836     $  398     $  438  
                                           
EBITDA margin     53%       59%       51%       63%       47%       46%       48%  
Adjusted EBITDA margin     52%       64%       48%       52%       46%       43%       48%  
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA margin     46%       56%       44%       52%       41%       43%       39%  


                                 
                                 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ANALYSIS  
(In millions, except tax rates)  
                                 
                                 
    Three months ended    Years ended  
    December 31,    September 30,   December 31,    December 31,    December 31,   
    2017     2017     2016     2017     2016    
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes   $  (111 )   $  (1,231 )   $  242     $  (3,003 )   $  934    
Litigation matters      (2 )      —        (30 )      (8 )      (30 )  
Restructuring charges      1        —        11        3        28    
Acquisition costs      —        4        —        4        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      —        1,385        67        1,498        93    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      (6 )      1        (5 )      1,590        (13 )  
(Gain) loss on retirement of debt      6        1        —        55        (148 )  
Adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes   $  (112 )   $  160     $  285     $  139     $  864    
                                 
Income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations   $  (9 )   $  180     $  (15 )   $  94     $  107    
Litigation matters      (1 )      —        (2 )      —        (2 )  
Restructuring charges      —        1        —        1        2    
Acquisition costs      —        —        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      2        (1 )      1        1        2    
Gain on disposal of assets, net      —        —        —        —        —    
Changes in estimates (1)      (20 )      (90 )      26        37        50    
Adjusted income tax expense from continuing operations (2)   $  (28 )   $  90     $  10     $  133     $  159    
                                 
Effective Tax Rate (3)      8.3      (14.7 )    (6.5 )    (3.1 )    11.5   %
                                 
Effective Tax Rate, excluding discrete items (4)      25.4      56.5      3.3      95.2      18.5   %
                                 
                                 
(1) Our estimates change as we file tax returns, settle disputes with tax authorities or become aware of other events and include changes in  
(a) deferred taxes, (b) valuation allowances on deferred taxes and (c) other tax liabilities.  
                                 
(2) The three months and year ended December 31, 2017 includes $78 million of additional tax expense (benefit) reflecting the catch-up effect of an  
increase (decrease) in the annual effective tax rate from the previous quarter estimate.  
                                 
(3) Our effective tax rate is calculated as income tax expense for continuing operations divided by income from continuing operations before  
income taxes.  
                                 
(4) Our effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, is calculated as income tax expense for continuing operations, excluding various discrete  
items (such as changes in estimates and tax on items excluded from income before income taxes), divided by income from continuing  
operations before income tax expense, excluding gains and losses on sales and similar items pursuant to the accounting standards for  
income taxes and estimating the annual effective tax rate.  
                                 

 

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