McDermott Exits Third Quarter '09 with $8.5B Backlog

McDermott has reported net income of $118.1 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the 2009 third quarter, compared to $85.6 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the corresponding period of 2008. Weighted average common shares outstanding on a fully diluted basis were approximately 234.3 million and 230.5 million in the quarters ended September 30, 2009 and September 30, 2008, respectively.

McDermott's revenues in the third quarter of 2009 were $1,675.7 million, compared to $1,664.9 million in the corresponding period in 2008. The year-over-year increase was due to revenue growth of 26 percent, or $212.0 million, in the Offshore Oil & Gas Construction segment and approximately 17 percent, or $37.3 million, in the Government Operations segment, which was largely offset by the decrease in the Power Generation Systems segment.

The Company's operating income improved 57 percent to $144.8 million in the 2009 third quarter, compared to $92.0 million in the 2008 third quarter, despite a combined $45.1 million increase in depreciation & amortization and pension expenses. Segment income increased $126.2 million in the Offshore Oil & Gas Construction segment compared to the 2008 third quarter, which more than offset the year-over-year declines in the Company's other segments.

"I am exceptionally pleased with the strong results delivered by the Offshore Oil & Gas Construction segment this quarter, as it validates the management actions taken and demonstrates the benefit of a high level of activity in the business. We are delighted that the challenging Middle East pipelines are now complete," said John A. Fees, Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. "The results from the Government Operations segment this quarter were off the mark, and not indicative of our expectations for solid future periods. As we expected, bookings were light, however the bidding activity remained at a high level while the Company's liquidity and balance sheet continued to improve."

At September 30, 2009, McDermott's consolidated backlog was $8.5 billion, compared to $9.4 billion and $9.5 billion at September 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009, respectively.

Selected Results

2009 Third Quarter Compared to 2008 Third Quarter

Offshore Oil & Gas Construction Segment

Revenues in the Offshore Oil & Gas Construction segment were $1,026.7 million in the 2009 third quarter, compared to $814.7 million for the same period a year ago. Increased revenues in the Middle East and Caspian regions more than offset reduced levels in other regions. Approximately 30 percent of the segment's 2009 third quarter revenues were derived from contracts in or near loss positions.

Segment income for the 2009 third quarter was $106.5 million, compared to a segment loss of $19.7 million in the 2008 third quarter. Major areas contributing to third quarter 2009 segment income include the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Caspian and Americas regions.

At September 30, 2009, segment backlog was $3.9 billion, compared to backlog of $5.0 billion and $4.7 billion at September 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009, respectively.

Corporate & Other Income and Expense

Unallocated corporate expenses were $15.7 million in the 2009 third quarter, compared to $7.3 million in the 2008 third quarter. The year-over-year increase was predominantly due to increased compensation, pension and information technology expenses.
The Company's other expense for the third quarter of 2009 was $0.9 million, compared to other income of $8.1 million in the third quarter of 2008. The $9.0 million decline was predominantly due to increased non-cash, foreign currency translation charges as well as reduced net interest income.

 


 

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