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BOURBON: Financial information Q3 and 9 months 2016

Paris, France, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paris, November 3, 2016

BOURBON Financial information Q3 and 9 months 2016

Adjusted revenues for the first 9 months amounted to €858.2 million, down 22.2%;

3rd quarter adjusted revenues were down 9% compared with previous quarter

As anticipated, the offshore oil and gas marine services market is hitting a low point in the second half of 2016.

  • The decrease of 4.5 points in fleet utilization rates compared with the previous quarter, to 59.7%, was primarily due to the slowdown in activity in the Shallow and Deepwater offshore segments.
  • The number of stacked vessels at end-September, excluding Crew boats, was 85 vessels.
  • Prices remained stable compared with the previous quarter, but have decreased by 15% year-on-year.
  • The current quarter is expected to see comparable performances, with a slight improvement in the Subsea and Crew boat segments, and activity remaining challenging in Shallow and Deepwater offshore.

Q3 2016 Q2 2016 Q1 2016 Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q2 2015 Q1 2015
Adjusted revenues (in € millions)
Sequential change
259.1
-9.0%
284.7
-9.5%
314.5
-5.9%
334.2
-2.9%
344.1
-8.3%
375.2
-2.2%
383.6

Average utilization rate (excl. Crew boats)
Deepwater offshore vessels
Shallow water offshore vessels
Subsea

58.3%
66.4%
53.1%
57.0%
64.5%
69.7 %
62.5 %
56.0 %
71.7%
77.2 %
71.3 %
52.3 %
76.7%
82.6 %
76.5 %
54.0 %
76.0 %
79.8 %
75.5 %
64.3 %
79.5%
84.0 %
78.3 %
70.2 %
84.3%
86.0 %
84.5 %
75.9 %
Average daily rate (excl Crew boats US$/d) 15,260 15,265 16,299 16,809 17,858 18,640 19,301

"The expectations of a potential rebalancing of oil supply and demand in 2017 on account of the sharp drop in investment by oil companies, as well as the search for agreements between producer countries, may mark the start of a recovery in activity", declared Jacques de Chateauvieux, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BOURBON Corporation.

"In this perspective, BOURBON is focusing on operational excellence and cost control, with a long-term vision where the benefits of the digital revolution could prove decisive."


In € millions, unless otherwise noted Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Operational indicators
Number of vessels (FTE)* 513.0 502.8 +2.0 % 511.2 511.9 501.3 +2.1 %
Number of vessels (end of period)** 514 507 + 7 vessels 513 514 507 + 7 vessels
Average utilization rate (%) 59.7 % 73.7 % -14 pts 64.2 % 64.4 % 76.6 % -12.2 pts
Average daily rate (US$/day) 9,494 11,167 -15.0 % 9,627 9,829 11,632 -15.5 %

(*) FTE: Full Time Equivalent.
(**) Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Adjusted Revenues (a)
Marine Services 203.2 279.0 -27.2 % 218.5 681.1 891.0 -23.6 %
Deepwater offshore vessels 81.4 101.9 -20.1 % 84.2 264.2 325.3 -18.8 %
Shallow water offshore vessels 60.9 107.2 -43.1 % 73.6 229.1 346.7 -33.9 %
Crew boats 60.8 69.9 -13.0 % 60.7 187.8 219.0 -14.2 %
Subsea Services 50.0 61.0 -18.0 % 60.9 160.8 199.0 -19.2 %
Other 5.9 4.1 +43.6 % 5.3 16.3 12.9 +25.8 %
Total adjusted revenues
(change at constant rates)
259.1

344.1

-24.7%
-26.2 %
284.7

858.2

1,102.9

-22.2%
-21.7%
IFRS 11 impact*** (19.4 ) (23.8 ) n/s (20.1 ) (62.0 ) (81.4 ) n/s
GROUP TOTAL 239.7 320.2 -25.2 % 264.6 796.2 1,021.6 -22.1 %

(***) Effect of consolidation of jointly controlled companies using the equity method.

Average utilization rate (excl. Crew boats) 58.3 % 76.0 % -17.7 pts 64.5 % 64.8 % 79.8 % -15,0 pts
Average daily rate (excl. Crew boats US$/d) 15,260 17,858 -14.5 % 15,265 15,626 18,599 -16.0 %

(a) Adjusted data:
The adjusted financial information is presented by Activity and by Segment based on the internal reporting system and shows internal segment information used by the principal operating decision maker to manage and measure the performance of BOURBON (IFRS 8). As of January 1, 2015, the internal reporting (and thus the adjusted financial information) records the performance of operational joint ventures on which the group has joint control using the full integration method. Adjusted comparative figures are restated accordingly.

MARINE SERVICES

Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 203.2 279.0 -27.2 % 218.5 681.1 891.0 -23.6 %
Number of vessels (end of period)* 491 484 + 7 vessels 490 491 484 + 7 vessels
Average utilization rate 59.9 % 74.1 % -14.2 pts 64.5 % 64.9 % 76.9 % -12.0 pts

* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Adjusted revenues continue to suffer from the decrease in demand in both Deepwater and Shallow water offshore. This is amplified by vessel overcapacity in these two segments. In contrast, the Crew boats segment is proving robust.

Marine Services: Deepwater offshore vessels

Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 81.4 101.9 -20.1 % 84.2 264.2 325.3 -18.8 %
Number of vessels (end of period)* 89 86 +3 vessels 89 89 86 + 3 vessels
Average utilization rate 66.4 % 79.8 % -13.4 pts 69.7 % 71.0 % 83.1 % -12.1 pts
Average daily rate (US$/day) 16,492 19,518 -15.5 % 16,537 16,939 20,543 -17.5 %

* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Adjusted 3rd quarter revenues in the Deepwater offshore segment resisted from one quarter to the next, in particular thanks to higher utilization and daily rates in the Europe/MMI and Americas regions. West Africa area continued to suffer from a very tense market. BOURBON accordingly continued its proactive cost reduction measures, stacking up to 22 vessels in the 3rd quarter.

Marine Services: Shallow water offshore vessels

Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 60.9 107.2 -43.1 % 73.6 229.1 346.7 -33.9 %
Number of vessels (end of period)* 133 134 -1 vessel 133 133 134 -1 vessel
Average utilization rate 53.1 % 75.5 % -22.4 pts 62.5 % 62.3 % 79.4 % -17.1 pts
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 10,365 12,880 -19.5 % 10,712 11,061 13,457 -17.8 %

* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Third quarter revenues were hit by a market that deteriorated severely particularly in this segment (-9.4 pts in utilization rates compared with the previous quarter) and especially in West Africa, in addition to the region's annual seasonal effect during this period. The Europe/MMI region benefited from long-term contracts, notably in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
BOURBON continued to adapt its costs to market conditions over the quarter, stacking up to 59 vessels.


Marine Services: Crew boat vessels



Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 60.8 69.9 -13.0 % 60.7 187.8 219.0 -14.2 %
Number of vessels (end of period) 269 264 + 5 vessels 268 269 264 + 5 vessels
Average utilization rate 61.1 % 71.5 % -10.4 pts 63.8 % 64.1 % 73.6 % -9.5 pts
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 4,473 4,632 -3.4 % 4,405 4,477 4,771 -6.2 %

Adjusted revenues in the Crew boats segment rose slightly compared with the previous quarter, with heightened demand for large Crew boats representing an economic alternative to transport by helicopter. This is the only segment to see average daily rates increase slightly.

Subsea Services

Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 50.0 61.0 -18.0 % 60.9 160.8 199.0 -19.2 %
Number of vessels (end of period)* 22 22 No change 22 22 22 No change
Average utilization rate 57.0 % 64.3 % -7.3 pts 56.0 % 55,1 % 70.1 % -15 pts
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 37,182 47,657 -22.0 % 39,583 40,001 48,679 -17.8 %

* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Adjusted revenues remained down, with 6 vessels being stacked in the 3rd quarter.
The 1-point improvement in the utilization rate compared with the previous quarter reflects BOURBON's proactive strategy of entering new Shallow water offshore markets thanks to its partners' network, in particular in East Asia, where 2 Bourbon Evolution vessels are now operating. BOURBON is continuing its strategy of diversification by extending its range of services: installation/laying, inspection & assistance, ROV, diving support, well stimulation, flotels, etc.

Other

Quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Q2 2016 2016 2015 Var 2016/
2015
Adjusted Revenues (in € millions) 5.9 4.1 +43.6 % 5.3 16.3 12.9 +25.8 %

Activities included are those that do not fit into either Marine Services or Subsea Services. Making up the majority of the total are earnings from such items as miscellaneous ship management activities, logistics as well as from the cement carrier Endeavor.


OUTLOOK

In a context marked by the upward revision of the demand for oil in 2017, inventory stagnation and an offering that is expected to contract, given the reduction in investment over the past two years, we are seeing signs of a return to growth, albeit with a time lag.

Clients are going to increase maintenance operations on installations and embark on projects to extend existing facilities.

In the first half of 2017, the impact on our Deepwater and Shallow water offshore supply vessel segments will be very limited, with drilling activity remaining at very low levels; however, this impact will in all likelihood be more visible in our Crew boat and Subsea/ maintenance support activities from early 2017.

BOURBON is therefore continuing its efforts to streamline operations reduce costs and preserve cash, with the same objective of "operational excellence".

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BOURBON's results will continue to be influenced by the €/US$ exchange rate.

FINANCIAL CALENDAR

4th Quarter 2016 & full year 2016 financial information press release

February 9, 2017





2016 Annual Results press release and presentation March, 16 2017





APPENDIX

Quarterly adjusted revenue breakdown

In millions of euros 2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services 203.2 218.5 259.5 275.7 279.0 299.8 312.2
Deepwater offshore vessels 81.4 84.2 98.6 106.1 101.9 109.6 113.8
Shallow water offshore vessels 60.9 73.6 94.6 103.0 107.2 116.1 123.5
Crew boats 60.8 60.7 66.3 66.6 69.9 74.2 74.9
Subsea Services 50.0 60.9 50.0 53.3 61.0 70.9 67.1
Other 5.9 5.3 5.0 5.2 4.1 4.5 4.3
Total adjusted revenues 259.1 284.7 314.5 334.2 344.1 375.2 383.6
Adjustments* (19.4 ) (20.1 ) (22.5 ) (26.1 ) (23.8 ) (30.1 ) (27.4 )
TOTAL CONSOLIDATED** 239.7 264.6 292.0 308.1 320.2 345.1 356.3

* Effect of consolidation of joint ventures using the equity method.

Quarterly average utilization rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In % 2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services 59.9 64.5 70.3 73.0 74.1 77.4 79.2
Deepwater offshore vessels 66.4 69.7 77.2 82.6 79.8 84.0 86.0
Shallow water offshore vessels 53.1 62.5 71.3 76.5 75.5 78.3 84.5
Crew boats 61.1 63.8 67.5 68.0 71.5 75.0 74.4
Subsea Services 57.0 56.0 52.3 54.0 64.3 70.2 75.9
"Total fleet excluding Crew boats" 58.3 64.5 71.7 76.7 76.0 79.5 84.3
"Total fleet" average utilization rate 59.7 64.2 69.5 72.1 73.7 77.1 79.1

Quarterly average daily rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In US$/day 2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Deepwater offshore vessels 16,492 16,537 17,630 18,360 19,518 20,286 21,942
Shallow water offshore vessels 10,365 10,712 11,967 12,205 12,880 13,507 13,882
Crew boats 4,473 4,405 4,538 4,530 4,632 4,732 4,934
Subsea Services 37,182 39,583 44,119 47,232 47,657 48,847 50,118
"Total fleet excluding Crew boats" average daily
rate
15,260 15,265 16,299 16,809 17,858 18,640 19,301


Quarterly number of vessels (end of period)

In number of vessels* 2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services 491 490 492 488 484 483 479
Deepwater offshore vessels 89 89 89 88 86 82 79
Shallow water offshore vessels 133 133 133 133 134 138 138
Crew boats 269 268 270 267 264 263 262
Subsea Services 22 22 22 22 22 22 21
FLEET TOTAL 513 512 514 510 506 505 500

* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Quarterly deliveries of vessels

In number of vessels 2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services 1 0 4 5 6 4 0
Deepwater offshore vessels 0 0 1 2 4 3 0
Shallow water offshore vessels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crew boats 1 0 3 3 2 1 0
Subsea Services 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FLEET TOTAL 1 0 4 5 6 5 0

Nine months adjusted revenue breakdown

In millions of euros 9 months
2016 2015
Marine Services 681.1 891.0
Deepwater offshore vessels 264.2 325.3
Shallow water offshore vessels 229.1 346.7
Crew boats 187.8 219.0
Subsea Services 160.8 199.0
Other 16.3 12.9
Total adjusted revenues 858.2 1,102.9
Adjustments* (62.0 ) (81.4 )
TOTAL CONSOLIDATED** 796.2 1,021.6

* Effect of consolidation of joint ventures using the equity method.


Nine month average utilization rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In % 9 months
2016 2015
Marine Services 64.9 76.9
Deepwater offshore vessels 71.0 83.1
Shallow water offshore vessels 62.3 79.4
Crew boats 64.1 73.6
Subsea Services 55.1 70.1
"Total fleet excluding Crew boats" 64,8 79.8
"Total fleet" average utilization rate 64,4 76.6

Nine month average daily rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In US$/day 9 months
2016 2015
Deepwater offshore vessels 16,939 20,543
Shallow water offshore vessels 11,061 13,457
Crew boats 4,477 4,771
Subsea Services 40,001 48,679
"Total fleet excluding Crew boats" average daily rate 15,626 18,599

Nine month deliveries of vessels

In number of vessels 9 months
2016 2015
Marine Services 5 10
Deepwater Offshore vessels 1 7
Shallow water Offshore 0 0
Crew boats 4 3
Subsea Services 0 1
FLEET TOTAL 5 11

Breakdown of BOURBON adjusted revenues by geographical region

In millions of euros Third quarter 9 months
Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
Africa 131.0 188.7 -30.6 % 480.4 621.0 -22.6 %
Europe & Mediterranean/Middle East 45.7 53.2 -14.1 % 116.3 169.5 -31.4 %
Americas 52.9 68.1 -22.3 % 171.2 201.2 -14.9 %
Asia 29.5 34.1 -13.5 % 90.3 111.2 -18.8 %


Other key indicators

Quarterly breakdown

2016 2015
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Average €/US$ exchange rate for the quarter
(in €)
1.12 1.13 1.10 1.10 1.11 1.11 1.13
€/US$ exchange rate at closing
(in €)
1.12 1.11 1.14 1.09 1.12 1.12 1.08
Average price of Brent for the quarter
(in US$/bbl)
46 46 34 44 50 62 54

Nine month breakdown

9 months
2016 2015
Average nine month €/US$ exchange rate (in €) 1.12 1.11
€/US$ exchange rate at closing (in €) 1.12 1.12
Average nine month price of Brent (in US$/bbl) 42 55


About BOURBON

Among the market leaders in marine services for offshore oil & gas, BOURBON offers the most demanding oil & gas companies a wide range of marine services, both surface and sub-surface, for offshore oil & gas fields and wind farms. These extensive services rely on a broad range of the latest-generation vessels and the expertise of almost 10,000 skilled employees. Through its 34 operating subsidiaries the group provides local services as close as possible to customers and their operations throughout the world, of the highest standards of service and safety.

BOURBON provides two operating Activities (Marine Services and Subsea Services) and also protects the French coastline for the French Navy.

In 2015, BOURBON'S revenue came to €1,329.6 million and as of September 30, 2016, the company operated a fleet of 514 vessels.

Placed by ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) in the "Oil Services" sector, BOURBON is listed on the Euronext Paris, Compartment B.

Contacts

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