Hornbeck Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. Following are highlights for the second quarter and the Company's future outlook:

    --  Q2 2007 diluted EPS was 16% higher than Q2 2006
    --  Q2 2007 OSV effective dayrates increased 18% over Q1 2007
    --  Q2 2007 OSV operating margin was 56%, up from 45% in Q1 2007
    --  Fleetwide average OSV dayrates are currently above $22,000

Second quarter 2007 revenues were $75.1 million, up 6.2% from $70.7 million for the second quarter of 2006. Operating income was $33.9 million, or 45.1% of revenues, for the second quarter of 2007 compared to $32.7 million, or 46.3% of revenues, for the prior-year quarter. EBITDA for the second quarter of 2007 was $41.8 million compared to the Company's second quarter 2007 guidance range of $30.0 million to $35.0 million. For additional information regarding EBITDA as a non-GAAP financial measure, please see Note 8 to the accompanying data tables.

Net income for the second quarter of 2007 was $22.6 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, compared to $20.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. Included in net income for the second quarter of 2007 was approximately $5.8 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, of interest income, up from $3.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2006. This increase in interest income was primarily driven by a higher cash position resulting from cash provided by operating activities and net proceeds raised during the Company's November 2006 convertible notes offering, and to a lesser extent, a higher average interest rate earned during the second quarter of 2007.

Also included in second quarter 2007 EBITDA and net income was a $1.9 million ($1.2 million after-tax, or $0.05 per diluted share) gain on the sale of the HOS Hotshot, the Company's only fast supply vessel. In the second quarter of 2006, EBITDA and net income included a gain on the sale of assets of $0.3 million ($0.2 million after-tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) resulting from the disposition of the Energy 2202, a single-hulled tank barge.

OSV Segment. Revenues from the OSV segment were $48.6 million for the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 10.0% over $44.2 million for the same period in 2006. Fleetwide average OSV dayrates for the second quarter of 2007 of $21,358 improved 10.5%, or $2,037 per day, from $19,321 for the same period in 2006. The OSV fleet remained at full practical utilization of 96.7% for the second quarter of 2007 comparable to the year-ago quarter. The Company's effective, or utilization-adjusted, dayrate for the OSV segment was $20,653, which was $1,989, or 10.7%, higher than the second quarter of 2006. OSV operating income of $27.0 million was $4.3 million, or 18.9%, higher than the prior-year quarter despite a 15.9% year-over-year increase in operating costs. This cost increase was primarily related to previously reported market-driven personnel cost increases that included higher crew wages and FAS 123R expense associated with restricted stock units granted to mariners in June 2006 and February 2007, increased labor costs at the Company's shore-based port facility and higher contract service costs associated with foreign operations.

TTB Segment. Revenues from the TTB segment were $26.5 million for the second quarter of 2007, which was flat compared to the same period in 2006. Fleetwide average TTB dayrates of $17,772 were $648, or 3.5%, lower than the $18,420 achieved during the second quarter of 2006. Utilization in the TTB segment for the second quarter of 2007 was 90.9% compared to 90.5% in the prior-year quarter. TTB operating income was down from $10.0 million for the second quarter of 2006 to $6.9 million this quarter, a decrease of $3.1 million or 31.0%. This year-over-year decrease in operating income is primarily related to the favorable impact in the second quarter of 2006 from providing non-traditional tank barge services, at higher spot dayrates, to certain of the Company's upstream customers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ("GoM"). Operating income for the second quarter of 2007 was also impacted, to a lesser extent, by higher costs associated with the in-chartering of third-party equipment to fulfill time charter requirements and increased personnel costs.

Depreciation and Amortization (D&A). Depreciation and amortization was $0.1 million higher for the second quarter of 2007 compared to the same period in 2006 due to an increase in the number of vessel drydockings and related costs. Drydocking costs were also adversely impacted during the second quarter of 2007 by reduced shipyard availability, shipyard labor shortages and an increase in the number of the Company's vessels that incurred their first 30 or 60-month regulatory drydocking. The $1.2 million increase in amortization expense was partially offset by a $1.1 million decrease in depreciation expense resulting from a change in estimated salvage values for the Company's marine equipment that was effective January 1, 2007.

General and Administrative (G&A). G&A expenses for the second quarter of 2007 of $7.7 million were down $0.2 million, or 2.6%, over the same period in 2006, primarily due to lower shore-side incentive compensation and health insurance costs incurred during the second quarter of 2007. The Company's G&A expenses were 10.2% of revenues for the current quarter, which remains in-line with its industry peers and its prior guidance for this expense category.

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