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Transocean Ltd. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results
  • Total contract drilling revenues were $816 million, compared with $790 million in the second quarter of 2018;
  • Revenue efficiency(1) was 95.2%, compared with 97.4% in the prior quarter;
  • Operating and maintenance expense was $447 million, compared with $431 million in the prior period;
  • Net loss attributable to controlling interest was $409 million, $0.88 per diluted share, compared with net loss attributable to controlling interest of $1.135 billion, $2.46 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2018;
  • Adjusted net income was $30 million, $0.06 per diluted share, excluding $439 million of net unfavorable items. This compares with adjusted net loss of $18 million, $0.04 per diluted share, in the prior quarter;
  • Adjusted normalized EBITDA margin was $341 million or 42%, compared with $311 million or 40% in the prior quarter;
  • Cash flows from operating activities were $214 million, up from $3 million in the prior quarter;
  • During the third quarter, the company entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Transocean agreed to acquire Ocean Rig in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.7 billion, including Ocean Rig’s net debt; and
  • Contract backlog was $11.5 billion as of the October 2018 Fleet Status Report.

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) today reported net loss attributable to controlling interest of $409 million, $0.88 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2018.

Third quarter 2018 results included net unfavorable items of $439 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, as follows:

  • $432 million, $0.93 per diluted share, loss on impairment primarily for two floaters previously announced for retirement;
  • $4 million, $0.01 per diluted share, in acquisition costs; and
  • $3 million loss related to other unfavorable items.

After consideration of these net unfavorable items, third quarter 2018 adjusted net income was $30 million, or $0.06 per diluted share.

Contract drilling revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2018, sequentially increased $26 million to $816 million due to higher utilization partially offset by lower revenue efficiency on the company’s ultra-deepwater fleet.

Contract drilling revenues included customer early termination fees of $37 million on the Discoverer Clear Leader in both the second and third quarters. The third quarter also included a non-cash revenue reduction of $29 million from contract intangible amortization associated with the Songa acquisition. The second quarter non-cash revenue reduction from contract intangible amortization was $30 million.

Operating and maintenance expense was $447 million, compared with $431 million in the prior quarter. The sequential increase was the result of the reactivation and contract preparation costs related to Development Driller III and Deepwater Nautilus, increased quarterly maintenance costs and legal fees associated with a dual activity patent settlement; offset by reduced operating costs and the recovery of certain legal fees in Norway.

General and administrative expense was $35 million, compared with $52 million in the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to charges in the second quarter of 2018 related to the early retirement of certain personnel and a legal reimbursement, partially offset by third quarter Ocean Rig acquisition costs.

Depreciation expense was $201 million, down from $211 million in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily due to the previously announced floater retirements.

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized, was $160 million, compared with $148 million in the prior quarter. The increase was due to the senior secured notes issued during the third quarter of 2018 partially offset by senior secured term loan facilities assumed during the Songa acquisition that were retired. Capitalized interest was $8 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared with $7 million in the prior quarter. Interest income was $11 million, compared with $13 million in the prior quarter.

The Effective Tax Rate(2) was 6.7%, up from (8.0)% in the prior quarter. The increase was due to the relative blend of income from operations in certain jurisdictions and a tax benefit on the pre-tax loss in the third quarter. In addition, the second quarter of 2018 included a reasonable estimate of transition taxes associated with U.S. tax reform (“2017 Tax Act”).

Cash flows from operating activities increased $211 million sequentially to $214 million primarily due to the collection of certain receivables, decreased income tax payments, insurance prepayments, and interest payments.

Third quarter 2018 capital expenditures of $48 million were primarily related to the company’s newbuild drillships. This compares with $39 million in the previous quarter.

“We continued to operate at a high level in the third quarter, with revenue efficiency again exceeding 95%, resulting in quarterly revenue of $816 million,” said Jeremy Thigpen, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also delivered an industry-leading Adjusted Normalized EBITDA margin of 42% through the efficient conversion of our industry best $11.5 billion backlog.” 

Thigpen added, “We remain encouraged by the increase that we are experiencing in floater contracting activity. Over the past three months, as a testament to our fleet quality, operating performance and customer relationships, we secured almost $500 million of new backlog, bringing our 12-month total to over $1.5 billion.”

Thigpen concluded, “In preparation for an offshore recovery, during the quarter, we also continued the high-grading of our fleet by announcing our agreement to acquire Ocean Rig. With its strong balance sheet, and fleet of 11 high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships, two of which are currently under construction, and two harsh environment semisubmersibles, Ocean Rig presents us with a unique opportunity to continue enhancing both our fleet and our optionality as the market recovery unfolds. We look forward to a favorable shareholder vote at our Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for November 29, and to ultimately closing the transaction in December.”

Further to the above referenced Ocean Rig acquisition, Mark Mey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer added, “Consistent with our objective of protecting near-term liquidity, last week we successfully issued $750 million of seven-year priority guaranteed notes replacing the committed Ocean Rig acquisition financing with permanent financing.”

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present our operating results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (U.S. GAAP). We believe certain financial measures, such as Adjusted Net Income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Normalized EBITDA, which are non-GAAP measures, provide users of our financial statements with supplemental information that may be useful in evaluating our operating performance. We believe that such non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with our operating results presented under U.S. GAAP, can be used to better assess our performance from period to period and relative to performance of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, historical cost basis or capital structure. Such non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

All non-GAAP measure reconciliations to the most comparative U.S. GAAP measures are displayed in quantitative schedules on the company’s website at: www.deepwater.com.

About Transocean

Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on ultra-deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and believes that it operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world.

Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of 41 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 23 ultra-deepwater floaters, 12 harsh environment floaters, two deepwater floaters and four midwater floaters. In addition, Transocean is constructing two ultra-deepwater drillships and one harsh environment semisubmersible in which the company holds a 33.0% interest.

For more information about Transocean, please visit: www.deepwater.com.

Conference Call Information

Transocean will conduct a teleconference starting at 9 a.m. EDT, 2 p.m. CEST, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, to discuss the results. To participate, dial +1 334-323-0522 and refer to conference code 9280610 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

The teleconference will be simulcast in a listen-only mode at: www.deepwater.com, by selecting Investors, News, and Webcasts. Supplemental materials that may be referenced during the teleconference will be available at: www.deepwater.com, by selecting Investors, Financial Reports.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 12 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. CEST, on October 30, 2018. The replay, which will be archived for approximately 30 days, can be accessed at +1 719-457-0820, passcode 9280610 and PIN 7706. The replay will also be available on the company’s website.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements described in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements contain words such as "possible," "intend," "will," "if," "expect," or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions, and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results could differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, estimated duration of customer contracts, contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates and locations, planned shipyard projects and other out-of-service time, sales of drilling units, timing of the company’s newbuild deliveries, operating hazards and delays, risks associated with international operations, actions by customers and other third parties, the future prices of oil and gas, the intention to scrap certain drilling rigs, the results of our final accounting for the periods presented in this press release, the timing and likelihood of the completion of the contemplated acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (“Ocean Rig”), the expected benefits from the transaction, the ability to successfully integrate the Transocean and Ocean Rig businesses, the success of our business following the acquisition of Songa Offshore SE (“Songa”), and other factors, including those and other risks discussed in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and in the company's other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at: www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the other consequences of such a development worsen), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to these risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof, except as otherwise may be required by law. All non-GAAP financial measure reconciliations to the most comparative GAAP measure are displayed in quantitative schedules on the company’s website at: www.deepwater.com.

This press release, or referenced documents, do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and do not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of Transocean and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of Transocean.

Additional Information and Where to Find It 

More information is available related to the contemplated acquisition of Ocean Rig pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 3, 2018, by and among Ocean Rig, Transocean, Transocean Oceanus Holdings Limited and Transocean Oceanus Limited. In connection with the contemplated acquisition, Transocean has filed a Registration Statement on Form S‑4 with the SEC that includes a joint proxy statement of Transocean and Ocean Rig that also constitutes a prospectus of Transocean. This joint proxy statement/prospectus has been mailed or otherwise disseminated to Transocean and Ocean Rig shareholders.

INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTEMPLATED ACQUISITION OF OCEAN RIG. You may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed by Transocean and Ocean Rig with the SEC at the SEC’s website at: www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by Transocean with the SEC will be available free of charge on Transocean’s website at: http://www.deepwater.com or by emailing Transocean’s Investor Relations at: info@deepwater.com. Copies of the documents filed by Ocean Rig with the SEC will be available free of charge on Ocean Rig’s website at: www.ocean-rig.com or by emailing Ocean Rig’s Investor Relations at: oceanrig@capitallink.com.

Notes

(1)  Revenue efficiency is defined as actual contract drilling revenues for the measurement period divided by the maximum revenue calculated for the measurement period, expressed as a percentage. Maximum revenue is defined as the greatest amount of contract drilling revenues the drilling unit could earn for the measurement period, excluding amounts related to incentive provisions. See the accompanying schedule entitled “Revenue Efficiency.”

(2)  Effective Tax Rate is defined as income tax expense for continuing operations divided by income from continuing operations before income taxes. See the accompanying schedule entitled “Supplemental Effective Tax Rate Analysis.”

Analyst Contacts:
Bradley Alexander
+1 713-232-7515

Lexington May
+1 832-587-6515

Media Contact:
Pam Easton
+1 713-232-7647

 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)


    Three months ended   Nine months ended  
    September 30,    September 30,   
    2018     2017     2018     2017    
                           
Contract drilling revenues (1)   $  816     $  699     $  2,270     $  2,142    
Other revenues      —        109        —        202    
       816        808        2,270        2,344    
Costs and expenses                          
Operating and maintenance      447        325        1,302        1,003    
Depreciation      201        197        614        648    
General and administrative      35        39        134        113    
       683        561        2,050        1,764    
Loss on impairment      (432 )      (1,385 )      (1,446 )      (1,498 )  
Loss on disposal of assets, net      (6 )      (9 )      —        (1,602 )  
Operating loss      (305 )      (1,147 )      (1,226 )      (2,520 )  
                           
Other income (expense), net                          
Interest income      11        21        36        34    
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized      (160 )      (112 )      (455 )      (368 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      (1 )      (1 )      (3 )      (49 )  
Other, net      16        8        6        11    
       (134 )      (84 )      (416 )      (372 )  
Loss before income tax expense (benefit)      (439 )      (1,231 )      (1,642 )      (2,892 )  
Income tax expense (benefit)      (30 )      180        118        103    
                           
Net loss      (409 )      (1,411 )      (1,760 )      (2,995 )  
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest      —        6        (6 )      21    
Net loss attributable to controlling interest   $  (409 )   $  (1,417 )   $  (1,754 )   $  (3,016 )  
                           
Loss per share                          
Basic   $  (0.88 )   $  (3.62 )   $  (3.86 )   $  (7.72 )  
Diluted   $  (0.88 )   $  (3.62 )   $  (3.86 )   $  (7.72 )  
                           
Weighted-average shares outstanding                          
Basic      463        391        454        391    
Diluted      463        391        454        391    


(1)      Contract drilling revenues, in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, includes revenues of (a) $37 million and $112 million, respectively, resulting from contract early terminations and cancellations, (b) $43 million and $94 million, respectively, from customer reimbursements and (c) a reduction of $29 million and $78 million, respectively, resulting from the amortization of contract intangible assets.


 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except share data)
(Unaudited)


    September 30,    December 31,   
    2018     2017    
               
Assets              
Cash and cash equivalents   $  2,307     $  2,519    
Short-term investments      —        450    
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts              
of less than $1 at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017      627        596    
Materials and supplies, net of allowance for obsolescence              
of $139 and $141 at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively      401        418    
Restricted cash accounts and investments      561        466    
Other current assets      169        157    
Total current assets      4,065        4,606    
               
Property and equipment      23,565        22,693    
Less accumulated depreciation      (5,206 )      (5,291 )  
Property and equipment, net      18,359        17,402    
Contract intangible assets      554        —    
Deferred income taxes, net      40        47    
Other assets      444        355    
Total assets   $  23,462     $  22,410    
               
Liabilities and equity              
Accounts payable   $  172     $  201    
Accrued income taxes      26        79    
Debt due within one year      372        250    
Other current liabilities      752        839    
Total current liabilities      1,322        1,369    
               
Long-term debt      8,955        7,146    
Deferred income taxes, net      75        44    
Other long-term liabilities      1,149        1,082    
Total long-term liabilities      10,179        8,272    
               
Commitments and contingencies              
Redeemable noncontrolling interest      —        58    
               
Shares, CHF 0.10 par value, 490,584,698 authorized, 143,754,927 conditionally authorized, 462,880,809 issued              
and 461,903,386  outstanding at September 30, 2018, and 417,060,033 authorized, 143,783,041 conditionally              
authorized, 394,801,990 issued and 391,237,308 outstanding at December 31, 2017      44        37    
Additional paid-in capital      12,033        11,031    
Retained earnings      175        1,929    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss      (290 )      (290 )  
Total controlling interest shareholders’ equity      11,962        12,707    
Noncontrolling interest      (1 )      4    
Total equity      11,961        12,711    
Total liabilities and equity   $  23,462     $  22,410    



 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)


    Nine months ended  
    September 30,   
    2018     2017    
Cash flows from operating activities              
Net loss   $  (1,760 )   $  (2,995 )  
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:              
Contract intangible asset amortization      78        —    
Depreciation      614        648    
Share-based compensation expense      36        30    
Loss on impairment      1,446        1,498    
Loss on disposal of assets, net      —        1,602    
Loss on retirement of debt      3        49    
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)      50        32    
Other, net      12        29    
Changes in deferred revenues, net      (127 )      (109 )  
Changes in deferred costs, net      23        42    
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities, net      (55 )      100    
Net cash provided by operating activities      320        926    
               
Cash flows from investing activities              
Capital expenditures      (140 )      (386 )  
Proceeds from disposal of assets, net      37        330    
Unrestricted and restricted cash acquired in business combination      131        —    
Investment in unconsolidated affiliates      (107 )      —    
Deposits into short-term investments      (50 )      —    
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments      500        —    
Other, net      —        10    
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities      371        (46 )  
               
Cash flows from financing activities              
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of discounts and issue costs      1,319        403    
Repayments of debt      (2,015 )      (1,629 )  
Proceeds from investments restricted for financing activities      26        102    
Payments to terminate derivative instruments      (92 )      —    
Other, net      (29 )      (3 )  
Net cash used in financing activities      (791 )      (1,127 )  
               
Net decrease in unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents      (100 )      (247 )  
Unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period      2,975        3,433    
Unrestricted and restricted cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $  2,875     $  3,186    


TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
FLEET OPERATING STATISTICS  
                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Nine months ended  
    September 30,    June 30,   September 30,    September 30,    September 30,   
Contract Drilling Revenues (1) (in millions)   2018   2018   2017   2018   2017  
Contract drilling revenues                                
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  482   $  470   $  511   $  1,330   $  1,513  
Harsh environment floaters      265      252      106      721      332  
Deepwater floaters      36      35      35      106      106  
Midwater floaters      19      18      18      58      49  
High-specification jackups      14      15      29      55      142  
Total contract drilling revenues      816      790      699      2,270      2,142  
                                 
Other revenues                                
Customer early termination fees      —      —      99      —      176  
Customer reimbursement revenues and other      —      —      10      —      26  
Total other revenues      —      —      109      —      202  
Total revenues   $  816   $  790   $  808   $  2,270   $  2,344  


                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Nine months ended  
    September 30,    June 30,   September 30,    September 30,    September 30,   
Average Daily Revenue (2)   2018   2018   2017   2018   2017  
Ultra-deepwater floaters   $  340,500   $  377,600   $  449,300   $  364,500   $  481,900  
Harsh environment floaters      309,000      304,600      213,100      298,500      248,700  
Deepwater floaters      195,700      189,800      187,300      193,000      192,800  
Midwater floaters      98,500      99,100      98,900      103,000      97,500  
High-specification jackups      145,700      150,600      151,200      149,100      143,600  
Total drilling fleet   $  295,000      308,300   $  319,000   $  297,300   $  328,800  


                                   
                                   
      Three months ended   Nine months ended  
      September 30,    June 30,   September 30,    September 30,    September 30,   
Utilization (3)     2018   2018   2017   2018   2017  
Ultra-deepwater floaters      56    47    42    46    39 %  
Harsh environment floaters      83    81    77    83    70 %  
Deepwater floaters      100    100    69    100    67 %  
Midwater floaters      43    35    50    38    35 %  
High-specification jackups      100    95    95    97    56 %  
Total drilling fleet      65    57    52    58    46 %  


                                 
                                 
      Three months ended   Nine months ended
      September 30,    June 30,   September 30,    September 30,    September 30, 
Revenue Efficiency (4)     2018   2018   2017   2018   2017
Ultra-deepwater floaters      94.8    99.7    98.6    94.5    97.9 %
Harsh environment floaters      95.3    94.5    92.0    95.0    95.8 %
Deepwater floaters      96.3    92.3    90.0    93.9    92.7 %
Midwater floaters      97.9    99.1    97.4    97.8    96.2 %
High-specification jackups      99.4    99.7    99.3    99.5    101.2 %
Total drilling fleet      95.2    97.4    97.1    94.9    97.4 %
                                 
                                 
(1) Contract drilling revenues, in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, includes revenues of (a) $37 million and $112 million, respectively, resulting
from contract early terminations and cancellations, (b) $43 million and $94 million, respectively, from customer reimbursement and (c) a reduction of $29 million
and $78 million, resulting from the amortization of contract intangible assets.
               
(2) Average daily revenue is defined as contract drilling revenues earned per operating day. An operating day is defined as a calendar day during which a rig
is contracted to earn a dayrate during the firm contract period after commencement of operations.
                                 
(3) Rig utilization is defined as the total number of operating days divided by the total number of available rig calendar days in the measurement period, expressed
as a percentage.
                                 
(4) Revenue efficiency is defined as actual contract drilling revenues for the measurement period divided by the maximum revenue calculation for the measurement
period, expressed as a percentage. Maximum revenue is defined as the greatest amount of contract drilling revenues the drilling unit could earn for the
measurement period, excluding amounts related to incentive provisions.
                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                             
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS  
ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS) AND ADJUSTED DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE  
(In millions, except per share data)  
                                             
                                             
            YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
            09/30/18   09/30/18   06/30/18   06/30/18   03/31/18  
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)                                            
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest, as reported               $  (1,754 )   $  (409 )   $  (1,345 )   $  (1,135 )   $  (210 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs                  22        4        18        11        7    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets                  1,446        432        1,014        1,014        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net                  (6 )      1        (7 )      (1 )      (6 )  
Loss on retirement of debt                  3        1        2        2        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net                  91        1        90        91        (1 )  
Net income (loss), as adjusted               $  (198 )   $  30     $  (228 )   $  (18 )   $  (210 )  
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:                                            
Diluted loss per share, as reported               $  (3.86 )   $  (0.88 )   $  (2.99 )   $  (2.46 )   $  (0.48 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs                  0.05        0.01        0.05        0.03        0.02    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets                  3.18        0.93        2.26        2.19        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net                  (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )  
Loss on retirement of debt                  0.01        —        —        —        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net                  0.20        —        0.20        0.20        —    
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as adjusted               $  (0.44 )   $  0.06     $  (0.50 )   $  (0.04 )   $  (0.48 )  


                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
    12/31/17   12/31/17   09/30/17   09/30/17   06/30/17   06/30/17   03/31/17  
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)                                            
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interest, as reported   $  (3,127 )   $  (111 )   $  (3,016 )   $  (1,417 )   $  (1,599 )   $  (1,690 )   $  91    
Litigation matters      (8 )      (1 )      (7 )      —        (7 )      1        (8 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      6        1        5        3        2        2        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      1,497        (2 )      1,499        1,386        113        113        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1,590        (6 )      1,596        1        1,595        1,597        (2 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      55        6        49        1        48        48        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (37 )      20        (57 )      90        (147 )      (70 )      (77 )  
Net income (loss), as adjusted   $  (24 )   $  (93 )   $  69     $  64     $  5     $  1     $  4    
                                             
Adjusted Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share:                                            
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as reported   $  (8.00 )   $  (0.28 )   $  (7.72 )   $  (3.62 )   $  (4.09 )   $  (4.32 )   $  0.23    
Litigation matters      (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )      —        (0.02 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      0.01        —        0.01        0.01        —        —        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      3.84        —        3.84        3.54        0.29        0.29        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      4.07        (0.01 )      4.08        —        4.08        4.08        —    
Loss on retirement of debt      0.14        0.01        0.12        —        0.12        0.12        —    
Discrete tax items and other, net      (0.10 )      0.04        (0.13 )      0.23        (0.37 )      (0.17 )      (0.20 )  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share, as adjusted   $  (0.06 )   $  (0.24 )   $  0.18     $  0.16     $  0.01     $  —     $  0.01    



                                             
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS  
EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES AND DEPRECIATION AND RELATED MARGINS  
(In millions, except percentages)  
                                             
                                             
            YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
            09/30/18   09/30/18   06/30/18   06/30/18   03/31/18  
                                             
Contract drilling revenues               $  2,270     $  816     $  1,454     $  790     $  664    
Drilling contract termination fees                  (112 )      (37 )      (75 )      (37 )      (38 )  
Contract intangible amortization                  78        29        49        30        19    
Adjusted Normalized Revenues               $  2,236     $  808     $  1,428     $  783     $  645    
                                             
Net loss               $  (1,760 )   $  (409 )   $  (1,351 )   $  (1,139 )   $  (212 )  
Interest expense, net of interest income                  419        149        270        135        135    
Income tax expense (benefit)                  118        (30 )      148        85        63    
Depreciation expense                  614        201        413        211        202    
Contract intangible amortization                  78        29        49        30        19    
EBITDA                  (531 )      (60 )      (471 )      (678 )      207    
                                             
Acquisition and restructuring costs                  22        4        18        11        7    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets                  1,446        432        1,014        1,014        —    
Gain (loss) on disposal of assets, net                  (6 )      1        (7 )      (1 )      (6 )  
Loss on retirement of debt                  3        1        2        2        —    
Adjusted EBITDA                  934        378        556        348        208    
                                             
Drilling contract termination fees                  (112 )      (37 )      (75 )      (37 )      (38 )  
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA               $  822     $  341     $  481     $  311     $  170    
                                             
EBITDA margin                  (23 ) %    (7 ) %    (32 ) %    (86 ) %    31   %
Adjusted EBITDA margin                  41   %    46   %    38   %    44   %    31   %
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA margin                  37   %    42   %    34   %    40   %    26   %


                                             
    YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD   QTD   YTD  
    12/31/17   12/31/17   09/30/17   09/30/17   06/30/17   06/30/17   03/31/17  
                                             
Operating  revenues   $  2,973     $  629     $  2,344     $  808     $  1,536     $  751     $  785    
Drilling contract termination fees      (201 )      (25 )      (176 )      (99 )      (77 )      (40 )      (37 )  
Adjusted Normalized Revenues   $  2,772     $  604     $  2,168     $  709     $  1,459     $  711     $  748    
                                             
Net income (loss)   $  (3,097 )   $  (102 )   $  (2,995 )   $  (1,411 )   $  (1,584 )   $  (1,679 )   $  95    
Interest expense, net of interest income      448        114        334        91        243        122        121    
Income tax expense (benefit)      94        (9 )      103        180        (77 )      (37 )      (40 )  
Depreciation expense      832        184        648        197        451        219        232    
EBITDA      (1,723 )      187        (1,910 )      (943 )      (967 )      (1,375 )      408    
                                             
Litigation matters      (8 )      (2 )      (6 )      —        (6 )      2        (8 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      7        1        6        4        2        2        —    
Loss on impairment of assets      1,498        —        1,498        1,385        113        113        —    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1,590        (6 )      1,596        1        1,595        1,597        (2 )  
Loss on retirement of debt      55        6        49        1        48        48        —    
Adjusted EBITDA      1,419        186        1,233        448        785        387        398    
                                             
Drilling contract termination fees      (201 )      (25 )      (176 )      (99 )      (77 )      (40 )      (37 )  
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA   $  1,218     $  161     $  1,057     $  349     $  708     $  347     $  361    
                                             
EBITDA margin      (58 ) %    30   %    (81 ) %    (117 ) %    (63 ) %    (183 ) %    52   %
Adjusted EBITDA margin      48   %    30   %    53   %    55   %    51   %    52   %    51   %
Adjusted Normalized EBITDA margin      44   %    27   %    49   %    49   %    49   %    49   %    48   %


                                 
                                 
TRANSOCEAN LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
SUPPLEMENTAL EFFECTIVE TAX RATE ANALYSIS  
(In millions, except tax rates)  
                                 
                                 
    Three months ended   Nine months ended  
    September 30,    June 30,   September 30,    September 30,    September 30,   
    2018     2018     2017     2018     2017    
Loss before income taxes   $  (439 )   $  (1,054 )   $  (1,231 )   $  (1,642 )   $  (2,892 )  
Litigation matters      —        —        —        —        (6 )  
Acquisition and restructuring costs      4        11        4        22        6    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      432        1,014        1,385        1,446        1,498    
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      1        (1 )      1        (6 )      1,596    
Loss on retirement of debt      1        2        1        3        49    
Adjusted income (loss) before income taxes   $  (1 )   $  (28 )   $  160     $  (177 )   $  251    
                                 
Income tax expense (benefit)   $  (30 )   $  85     $  180     $  118     $  103    
Litigation matters      —        —        —        —        1    
Acquisition and restructuring costs      —        —        1        —        1    
Loss on impairment of goodwill and other assets      —        —        (1 )      —        (1 )  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets, net      —        —        —        —        —    
Changes in estimates (1)      (1 )      (91 )      (90 )      (91 )      57    
Adjusted income tax expense (benefit) (2)   $  (31 )   $  (6 )   $  90     $  27     $  161    
                                 
Effective Tax Rate (3)      6.7      (8.0 )    (14.7 )    (7.2 )    (3.6 ) %
                                 
Effective Tax Rate, excluding discrete items (4)      2,757.6      22.0      56.5      (15.6 )    64.2   %
                                 
                                 
(1) Our estimates change as we file tax returns, settle disputes with tax authorities or become aware of other events and include changes in  
(a) deferred taxes, (b) valuation allowances on deferred taxes and (c) other tax liabilities.  
                                 
(2) The three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 included $(30) million of additional tax expense (benefit) reflecting the cumulative effect of an  
increase (decrease) in the annual effective tax rate from the previous quarter estimate.  
                                 
(3) Our effective tax rate is calculated as income tax expense divided by income before income taxes.  
                                 
(4) Our effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, is calculated as income tax expense, excluding various discrete items (such as changes  
in estimates and tax on items excluded from income before income taxes), divided by income before income tax expense, excluding  
gains and losses on sales and similar items pursuant to the accounting standards for income taxes and estimating the annual effective tax rate.  
                                 

 

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