Diamond Offshore 2Q Earnings Up 19%

Diamond Offshore Drilling reported net income for the second quarter of 2011 of $266.6 million, or $1.92 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $224.4 million, or $1.61 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period a year earlier. Revenues in the second quarter of 2011 were $889.5 million, compared with revenues of $822.6 million for the second quarter of 2010.

For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company reported net income of $517.2 million, or $3.72 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $515.2 million, or $3.70 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2010. Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $1.7 billion, essentially identical with $1.7 billion for the first six months of 2010.

In addition, in the past 45 days the Company has put in place 10 new agreements that are expected to generate combined maximum total revenue of approximately $1 billion and represent over 14 years of contract drilling backlog. Significant among these agreements:

  • Petrobras has given notice of its intent to exercise a right to convert the Ocean Baroness and Ocean Valor contracts from three years to five years, in return for which the Company will lower each dayrate by $10,000. The two rigs are expected to earn additional combined maximum total revenue of approximately $500 million, excluding any potential performance bonus payments.
  • The Company has reached agreement with OGX to extend both the Ocean Quest and Ocean Star contracts in Brazil by one year. The extensions are expected to result in combined maximum total revenue of approximately $200 million.
  • The Ocean Yorktown has received a letter of award for a 930-day contract with Pemex in Mexico commencing mid-November 2011 that is expected to earn maximum total revenue of approximately $171 million. The unit is currently under contract to Petrobras in Brazil, but under mutually agreed terms will demobe to Mexico as soon as practical. The remaining days of the Yorktown contract with Petrobras will be added to the Ocean Concord contract.
  • The jackup Ocean Summit has received a letter of award for a 985-day contract with Pemex in Mexico commencing in late February 2012 that is expected to earn maximum total revenue of approximately $85 million.
  • The jackup Ocean Titan has received a letter of award for a 777-day contract with Pemex in Mexico commencing in mid-November 2011 that is expected to earn maximum total revenue of approximately $80 million.

Diamond Offshore provides contract drilling services to the energy industry and is a leader in deepwater drilling.

Maximum contract revenue as stated above assumes 100% rig utilization. Generally, rig utilization rates approach 95-98% during contracted periods; however, utilization rates can be adversely impacted by additional downtime due to unscheduled repairs, maintenance and weather.

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