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Transocean Ltd. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

July 29, 2019
  • Total contract drilling revenues were $758 million (total adjusted contract drilling revenues of $805 million), compared with $754 million in the first quarter of 2019 (total adjusted contract drilling revenues of $799 million);
  • Revenue efficiency(1) was 97.8%, compared with 97.9% in the prior quarter;
  • Operating and maintenance expense was $510 million, compared with $508 million in the prior period;
  • Net loss attributable to controlling interest was $208 million, $0.34 per diluted share, compared with net loss attributable to controlling interest of $171 million, $0.28 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2019;
  • Adjusted net loss was $209 million, $0.34 per diluted share, excluding $1 million of net favorable items. This compares with adjusted net loss of $181 million, $0.30 per diluted share, in the prior quarter;
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $257 million, compared with adjusted EBITDA of $254 million in the prior quarter; and
  • Contract backlog was $11.4 billion as of the July 2019 Fleet Status Report.

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) today reported net loss attributable to controlling interest of $208 million, $0.34 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Second quarter 2019 results included net favorable items of $1 million as follows:

  • $9 million, $0.01 per diluted share, gain on bargain purchase, and
  • $5 million related to discrete tax items.

These favorable items were partially offset by:

  • $9 million, $0.01 per diluted share, loss on retirement of debt,
  • $3 million loss on impairment or disposal assets, and
  • $1 million in acquisition and restructuring costs.

After consideration of these net favorable items, second quarter 2019 adjusted net loss was $209 million, or $0.34 per diluted share.

Contract drilling revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2019, sequentially increased $4 million, primarily due to an additional operating day.

The second quarter included a non-cash revenue reduction of $47 million from contract intangible amortization associated with the Songa and Ocean Rig acquisitions. The first quarter non-cash revenue reduction from contract intangible amortization was $45 million.

Operating and maintenance expense was $510 million, compared with $508 million in the prior quarter. The sequential increase was the result of higher in-service maintenance cost across our fleet.

General and administrative expense was $45 million, compared with $49 million in the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to costs related to the Ocean Rig acquisition incurred in the first quarter that were not repeated in the second quarter.

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized, was $168 million, compared with $166 million in the prior quarter and capitalized interest was $9 million in each quarter. Interest income was $12 million, compared with $10 million in the prior quarter.

The Effective Tax Rate(2) was (21.9)%, down from 4.5% in the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to settlements of various uncertain tax positions, partially offset by changes in the valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets and adjustments to our deferred taxes on a new operating structure in the U.S. Additionally, the relative blend of income from operations from certain jurisdictions and first quarter financial results impacted the effective tax rate.

Cash flows provided by operating activities was $153 million, compared to cash used in operating activities of $51 million in the prior quarter. Second quarter cash provided by operating activities increased primarily due to increased collections from customers.

Second quarter 2019 capital expenditures of $86 million were related to the company’s newbuild drillships coupled with capital expenditures primarily relating to capital upgrades for certain rigs in our existing fleet. This compares with $52 million in the previous quarter.

“We continued to operate at a high level throughout the second quarter, with strong rig uptime and attained performance bonuses producing revenue efficiency of approximately 98% across our global floater fleet,” said Jeremy Thigpen, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As importantly, we generated strong cash flows from operations of $153 million through the efficient conversion of our industry best $11.4 billion backlog.”

Thigpen added, “Despite some continued uncertainty around oil prices, offshore project economics remain compelling, driving increases in floater contracting and increasing dayrates in both the harsh environment and ultra-deepwater markets.”

Thigpen concluded: “Our industry-leading floater fleet, consistently strong operating performance, solid liquidity position, and enviable backlog, position us well as the market continues to recover.”

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 Contract Drilling Revenues, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income, 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 31 ultra-deepwater floaters, 13 harsh environment floaters and three midwater floaters. In addition, Transocean is constructing four ultra-deepwater drillships and one harsh environment semisubmersible in which the company holds a 33.0% interest.

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. CEST, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to discuss the results. To participate, dial +1 323-794-2590 and refer to conference code 6485183 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. CEST, on July 30, 2019. The replay, which will be archived for approximately 30 days, can be accessed at +1 719-457-0820, passcode 6485183. 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 ability to successfully integrate the Transocean and Ocean Rig businesses, the success of our business following the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”) and Songa Offshore SE (“Songa”), 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, 2018, 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.”

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

Lexington May
+1 832-587-6515

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

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


    Three months ended   Six months ended  
    June 30,    June 30,   
    2019    2018    2019    2018   
                           
Contract drilling revenues   $  758     $  790     $  1,512     $  1,454    
                           
Costs and expenses                          
Operating and maintenance      510        431        1,018        855    
Depreciation and amortization      219        211        436        413    
General and administrative      45        52        94        99    
       774        694        1,548        1,367    
Loss on impairment      (1 )      (1,014 )      (1 )      (1,014 )  
Gain (loss) on disposal of assets, net      (10 )      1        (3 )      6    
Operating loss      (27 )      (917 )      (40 )      (921 )  
                           
Other income (expense), net                          
Interest income      12        13        22        25    
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized      (168 )      (148 )      (334 )      (295 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      (9 )      (2 )      (27 )      (2 )  
Other, net      23        —        31        (10 )  
       (142 )      (137 )      (308 )      (282 )  
Loss before income tax expense      (169 )      (1,054 )      (348 )      (1,203 )  
Income tax expense      37        85        29        148    
                           
Net loss      (206 )      (1,139 )      (377 )      (1,351 )  
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest      2        (4 )      2        (6 )  
Net loss attributable to controlling interest   $  (208 )   $  (1,135 )   $  (379 )   $  (1,345 )  
                           
Loss per share                          
Basic   $  (0.34 )   $  (2.46 )   $  (0.62 )   $  (2.99 )  
Diluted   $  (0.34 )   $  (2.46 )   $  (0.62 )   $  (2.99 )  
                           
Weighted-average shares outstanding                          
Basic      612        462        612        450    
Diluted      612        462        612        450    



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


    June 30,    December 31,   
    2019    2018   
               
Assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $  2,243     $  2,160    
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts              
of less than $1 at December 31, 2018      645        604    
Materials and supplies, net of allowance for obsolescence              
of $133 and $134 at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively      488        474    
Restricted cash accounts and investments      610        551    
Other current assets      222        159    
Total current assets      4,208        3,948    
               
Property and equipment      25,220        25,811    
Less accumulated depreciation      (5,626 )      (5,403 )  
Property and equipment, net      19,594        20,408    
Contract intangible assets      703        795    
Deferred income taxes, net      71        66    
Other assets      1,048        448    
Total assets   $  25,624     $  25,665    
               
Liabilities and equity              
Accounts payable   $  276     $  269    
Accrued income taxes      29        70    
Debt due within one year      349        373    
Other current liabilities      807        746    
Total current liabilities      1,461        1,458    
               
Long-term debt      9,378        9,605    
Deferred income taxes, net      208        64    
Other long-term liabilities      1,820        1,424    
Total long-term liabilities      11,406        11,093    
               
Commitments and contingencies              
               
Shares, CHF 0.10 par value, 639,674,422 authorized, 142,365,398 conditionally authorized, 617,970,525 issued              
and 611,741,184  outstanding at June 30, 2019, and 638,285,574 authorized, 143,754,246 conditionally              
authorized, 610,581,677 issued and 609,649,291 outstanding at December 31, 2018      59        59    
Additional paid-in capital      13,405        13,394    
Accumulated deficit      (421 )      (67 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss      (295 )      (279 )  
Total controlling interest shareholders’ equity      12,748        13,107    
Noncontrolling interest      9        7    
Total equity      12,757        13,114    
Total liabilities and equity   $  25,624     $  25,665    



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


    Six months ended  
    June 30,   
    2019    2018   
Cash flows from operating activities              
Net loss   $  (377 )   $  (1,351 )  
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Contract intangible asset amortization      92        49    
Depreciation and amortization      436        413    
Share-based compensation expense      19        28    
Loss on impairment      1        1,014    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      3        (6 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      27        2    
Deferred income tax expense      109        46    
Other, net      11        5    
Changes in deferred revenues, net      4        (72 )  
Changes in deferred costs, net      (6 )      7    
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net      (217 )      (29 )  
Net cash provided by operating activities      102        106    
               
Cash flows from investing activities              
Capital expenditures      (138 )      (92 )  
Proceeds from disposal of assets, net      40        23    
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates      (62 )      (106 )  
Unrestricted and restricted cash acquired in business combination      —        131    
Proceeds from maturities of unrestricted and restricted investments      123        500    
Deposits to unrestricted investments      —        (50 )  
Other, net      3        —    
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities      (34 )      406    
               
Cash flows from financing activities              
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of discount and issue costs      1,056        —    
Repayments of debt      (834 )      (388 )  
Proceeds from investments restricted for financing activities      —        26    
Payments to terminate derivative instruments      —        (92 )  
Other, net      (26 )      (26 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities      196        (480 )  
               
Net increase in unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents      264        32    
Unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period      2,589        2,975    
Unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $  2,853     $  3,007    




                                 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
FLEET OPERATING STATISTICS  
                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Six months ended  
    June 30,    March 31,   June 30,    June 30,    June 30,   
Contract Drilling Revenues (in millions)   2019   2019   2018   2019   2018  
Contract drilling revenues                                
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  486   $  476   $  470   $  961   $  848  
Harsh environment floaters      251      258      252      509      456  
Deepwater floaters      1      7      35      8      70  
Midwater floaters      20      13      18      34      38  
High-specification jackups      —      —      15      —      42  
Total contract drilling revenues   $  758   $  754   $  790   $  1,512   $  1,454  


                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Six months ended  
    June 30,    March 31,   June 30,    June 30,    June 30,   
Average Daily Revenue (1)   2019   2019   2018   2019   2018  
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  335,400   $  339,900   $  377,600   $  337,600   $  379,300  
Harsh environment floaters      301,700      286,300      304,600      293,700      292,700  
Deepwater floaters      —      —      189,800      —      191,600  
Midwater floaters      163,700      88,600      99,100      122,200      105,300  
High-specification jackups      —      —      150,600      —      150,200  
Total drilling fleet   $  314,900      306,500   $  308,300   $  310,700   $  298,600  


                                   
                                   
      Three months ended   Six months ended  
      June 30,    March 31,   June 30,    June 30,    June 30,   
Utilization (2)     2019   2019   2018   2019   2018  
Ultra-deepwater floaters      50    47    47    48    41 %  
Harsh environment floaters      76    80    81    78    82 %  
Deepwater floaters      —    —    100    —    100 %  
Midwater floaters      39    40    35    40    36 %  
High-specification jackups      —    —    95    —    96 %  
Total drilling fleet      56    56    57    56    55 %  


                                 
                                 
      Three months ended   Six months ended
      June 30,    March 31,   June 30,    June 30,    June 30, 
Revenue Efficiency (3)     2019   2019   2018   2019   2018
Ultra-deepwater floaters      98    100    100    99    94 %
Harsh environment floaters      95    94    95    95    95 %
Deepwater floaters      —    —    92    —    93 %
Midwater floaters      130    92    99    111    98 %
High-specification jackups      —    —    100    —    100 %
Total drilling fleet      98    98    97    98    95 %
                                 
                                 
(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  
                    06/30/19   06/30/19   03/31/19  
Adjusted Net Loss                                            
Net loss attributable to controlling interest, as reported                           $  (379 )   $  (208 )   $  (171 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs                              1        1        —    
Gain on bargain purchase                              (11 )      (9 )      (2 )  
Loss on impairment of assets                              1        1        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net                              1        2        (1 )  
Loss on retirement of debt                              27        9        18    
Discrete tax items and other, net                              (30 )      (5 )      (25 )  
Net loss, as adjusted                           $  (390 )   $  (209 )   $  (181 )  
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Loss Per Share:                                            
Diluted loss per share, as reported                           $  (0.62 )   $  (0.34 )   $  (0.28 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs                              —        —        —    
Gain on bargain purchase                              (0.02 )      (0.01 )      —    
Loss on impairment of assets                              —        —        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net                              —        —        —    
Loss on retirement of debt                              0.05        0.01        0.03    
Discrete tax items and other, net                              (0.05 )      —        (0.05 )  
Diluted loss per share, as adjusted                           $  (0.64 )   $  (0.34 )   $  (0.30 )  


                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
    12/31/18   12/31/18   09/30/18   09/30/18   06/30/18   06/30/18   03/31/18  
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)                                            
Net loss attributable to controlling interest, as reported   $  (1,996 )   $  (242 )   $  (1,754 )   $  (409 )   $  (1,345 )   $  (1,135 )   $  (210 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      34        12        22        4        18        11        7    
Gain on bargain purchase      (10 )      (10 )      —        —        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      1,464        18        1,446        432        1,014        1,014        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      (7 )      (1 )      (6 )      1        (7 )      (1 )      (6 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      3        —        3        1        2        2        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      143        52        91        1        90        91        (1 )  
Net income (loss), as adjusted   $  (369 )   $  (171 )   $  (198 )   $  30     $  (228 )   $  (18 )   $  (210 )  
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:                                            
Diluted loss per share, as reported   $  (4.27 )   $  (0.48 )   $  (3.86 )   $  (0.88 )   $  (2.99 )   $  (2.46 )   $  (0.48 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      0.07        0.02        0.05        0.01        0.05        0.03        0.02    
Gain on bargain purchase      (0.02 )      (0.02 )      —        —        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      3.13        0.03        3.18        0.93        2.26        2.19        —    
Gain on disposal of assets, net      (0.01 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      0        —        0        —        —        —        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      0.30        0.11        0.20        —        0.20        0.20        —    
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as adjusted   $  (0.79 )   $  (0.34 )   $  (0.44 )   $  0.06     $  (0.50 )   $  (0.04 )   $  (0.48 )  



                                             
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS  
ADJUSTED CONTRACT DRILLING REVENUES  
EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION AND RELATED MARGINS  
(In millions, except percentages)  
                                             
                                             
                    YTD   QTD   YTD  
                    06/30/19   06/30/19   03/31/19  
                                             
Contract drilling revenues                           $  1,512     $  758     $  754    
Contract intangible amortization                              92        47        45    
Adjusted Contract Drilling Revenues                           $  1,604     $  805     $  799    
                                             
Net loss                           $  (377 )   $  (206 )   $  (171 )  
Interest expense, net of interest income                              312        156        156    
Income tax expense (benefit)                              29        37        (8 )  
Depreciation and amortization                              436        219        217    
Contract intangible amortization                              92        47        45    
EBITDA                              492        253        239    
                                             
Acquisition and restructuring costs                              1        1        —    
Loss on impairment of assets                              1        1        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net                              1        2        (1 )  
Gain on bargain purchase                              (11 )      (9 )      (2 )  
Loss on retirement of debt                              27        9        18    
Adjusted EBITDA                           $  511     $  257     $  254    
                                             
                                             
EBITDA margin                              31  %      31  %      30  %  
Adjusted EBITDA margin                              32  %      32  %      32  %  


                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
    12/31/18   12/31/18   09/30/18   09/30/18   06/30/18   06/30/18   03/31/18  
                                             
Contract drilling revenues   $  3,018     $  748     $  2,270     $  816     $  1,454     $  790     $  664    
Contract intangible amortization      112        34        78        29        49        30        19    
Contract drilling revenues before amortization      3,130        782        2,348        845        1,503        820        683    
Drilling contract termination fees      (124 )      (12 )      (112 )      (37 )      (75 )      (37 )      (38 )  
Adjusted Contract Drilling Revenues   $  3,006     $  770     $  2,236     $  808     $  1,428     $  783     $  645    
                                             
Net income (loss)   $  (2,003 )   $  (243 )   $  (1,760 )   $  (409 )   $  (1,351 )   $  (1,139 )   $  (212 )  
Interest expense, net of interest income      567        148        419        149        270        135        135    
Income tax expense (benefit)      228        110        118        (30 )      148        85        63    
Depreciation expense      818        204        614        201        413        211        202    
Contract intangible amortization      112        34        78        29        49        30        19    
EBITDA      (278 )      253        (531 )      (60 )      (471 )      (678 )      207    
                                             
Acquisition and restructuring costs      34        12        22        4        18        11        7    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      1,464        18        1,446        432        1,014        1,014        —    
Gain on bargain purchase      (10 )      (10 )      —        —        —        —        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      (7 )      (1 )      (6 )      1        (7 )      (1 )      (6 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      3        —        3        1        2        2        —    
       1,206        272        934        378        556        348        208    
                                             
Drilling contract termination fees      (124 )      (12 )      (112 )      (37 )      (75 )      (37 )      (38 )  
Adjusted EBITDA   $  1,082     $  260     $  822     $  341     $  481     $  311     $  170    
                                             
EBITDA margin      (9 )%      32  %      (23 )%      (7 )%      (31 )%      (83 )%      30  %  
Adjusted EBITDA margin      36  %      34  %      37  %      42  %      34  %      40  %      26  %  
                                             
                                             


                                 
                                 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ANALYSIS  
(In millions, except tax rates)  
                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Six months ended  
    June 30,    March 31,   June 30,    June 30,    June 30,   
    2019
  2019
  2018
  2019
  2018
 
Loss before income taxes   $  (169 )   $  (179 )   $  (1,054 )   $  (348 )   $  (1,203 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      1        —        11        1        18    
Gain on bargain purchase      (9 )      (2 )      —        (11 )      —    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      1        —        1,014        1        1,014    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      2        (1 )      (1 )      1        (7 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      9        18        2        27        2    
Adjusted loss before income taxes   $  (165 )   $  (164 )   $  (28 )   $  (329 )   $  (176 )  
                                 
Income tax expense (benefit)   $  37     $  (8 )   $  85     $  29     $  148    
Acquisition and restructuring costs      —        —        —        —        —    
Gain on bargain purchase      —        —        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      —        —        —        —        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      —        —        —        —        —    
Loss on retirement of debt      —        —        —        —        —    
Changes in estimates (1)      5        25        (91 )      30        (90 )  
Adjusted income tax expense (benefit) (2)   $  42     $  17     $  (6 )   $  59     $  58    
                                 
Effective Tax Rate (3)      (21.9 )%      4.5  %      (8.0 )%      (8.3 )%      (12.3 )%  
                                 
Effective Tax Rate, excluding discrete items (4)      (25.4 )%      (10.6 )%      22.0  %      (18.0 )%      (32.5 )%  
                                 
                                 
(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 ended June 30, 2019 included $12 million of additional tax expense, reflecting the cumulative effect of a decrease  
in the annual effective tax rate from the previous quarter estimate.  
                                 
(3) Our effective tax rate is calculated as income tax expense divided by income before income taxes.  
                                 
(4) Our effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, is calculated as income tax expense, excluding various discrete items (such as changes  
in estimates and tax on items excluded from income before income taxes), divided by income before income tax expense, excluding  
gains and losses on sales and similar items pursuant to the accounting standards for income taxes related to estimating the annual effective tax rate.  
                                 

 

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