Transocean reported a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $71 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The results compare to net income attributable to controlling interest of $368 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2010.
Third quarter 2011 results included the following items, after tax, that resulted in a net unfavorable impact of approximately $81 million, or $0.25 per diluted share:
Third quarter 2011 results also included expenses associated with the Macondo well incident of approximately $9 million, $6 million after tax, or $0.02 per diluted share. These expenses were primarily related to legal costs and other professional fees that are not expected to be recoverable from insurance.
Operations Quarterly Review
Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2011 were $2.242 billion, compared to revenues of $2.334 billion during the three months ended June 30, 2011. Third quarter contract drilling revenues were $2.061 billion compared to $2.086 billion in the second quarter. The company reported revenue efficiency of 89.5 percent compared to 92.1 percent in the second quarter. Consistent with recent trends, revenue efficiency and out-of-service time continue to be adversely impacted by the need to comply with new well control equipment recertification requirements, higher standards for equipment condition and capacity constraints affecting our vendors. Other revenues decreased $69 million to $169 million, primarily due to lower drilling management services activity. Operating and maintenance expenses totaled $1.540 billion for the third quarter 2011, up from $1.492 billion for the prior quarter. The increase was primarily due to higher costs and expenses associated with rigs undergoing shipyard, maintenance, repair and equipment certification projects.
Cash Flow and Capital Expenditures
Cash flows from operating activities increased to $492 million for the third quarter 2011 compared to $340 million for the second quarter 2011. The increase in cash flows from operations resulted primarily from a reduction in working capital during the third quarter. Capital expenditures decreased to $137 million for the third quarter compared to $293 million in the second quarter 2011. The lower expenditures were primarily due to the timing of shipyard milestone payments associated with our newbuild construction program.
Effective Tax Rate
Transocean's third quarter Effective Tax Rate was 212.8 percent compared to 33.5 percent in the second quarter. The company's third quarter Annual Effective Tax Rate for 2011, which excludes various discrete items, was 82.6 percent compared to 25.6 percent in the second quarter. The increase in the Annual Effective Tax Rate was primarily due to reduced profitability in certain jurisdictions where activities are either taxed on a deemed profit basis or subject to lower tax rates. The third quarter amounts were also impacted by the catch-up adjustment required to reflect the change in the forecasted Annual Effective Tax Rate for the first and second quarter activities. The increase in the Effective Tax Rate was primarily due to the items noted above as well as the impact of the $78 million loss on the forward foreign exchange contact, which provides no tax benefit. Please see the accompanying schedule entitled "Supplemental Effective Tax Rate Analysis."
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