Teekay Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual 2017 Results
Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) (NYSE:TK) yesterday reported the Company’s results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017. These results include the Company’s two publicly-listed consolidated subsidiaries Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG) (NYSE:TGP) and Teekay Tankers Ltd. (Teekay Tankers) (NYSE:TNK) and one equity accounted investment in publicly-listed Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore) (NYSE:TOO) (collectively, the Daughter Entities), and all remaining subsidiaries of the Company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries other than the Daughter Entities, is referred to in this release as Teekay Parent. Please refer to the fourth quarter and annual 2017 earnings releases of Teekay LNG, Teekay Tankers and Teekay Offshore, which are available on the Company’s website at www.teekay.com, for additional information on their respective results.
(1) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
(2) Total cash flow from vessel operations has reduced in the fourth quarter of 2017 primarily as a result of the deconsolidation of Teekay Offshore on September 25, 2017, which Teekay now accounts for using the equity method.
Teekay LNG and Teekay Tankers are consolidated in the Company’s financial statements and, up to the September 25, 2017 closing of the strategic partnership with Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with its institutional partners (collectively Brookfield), Teekay Offshore was consolidated in the Company’s financial statements. In connection with Brookfield’s acquisition of a 49 percent interest in Teekay Offshore’s general partner, Teekay Offshore GP LLC (TOO GP), Teekay and Brookfield entered into an amended limited liability company agreement whereby Brookfield obtained certain participatory rights in the management of TOO GP, which resulted in Teekay deconsolidating Teekay Offshore for accounting purposes on September 25, 2017. Subsequent to the closing of the Brookfield transaction, Teekay accounts for its investment in Teekay Offshore using the equity method.
“On a consolidated basis, Teekay’s financial results improved in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2017 primarily driven by increased cash flows from Teekay Parent’s FPSO units, the delivery of several offshore and LNG projects at Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG, and higher tanker rates,” commented Kenneth Hvid, Teekay’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We anticipate that Teekay’s results should continue to benefit as our remaining offshore and LNG projects deliver over the next few years.”
Mr. Hvid continued, “With the U.S. capital markets opening the year strongly, coupled with the positive sentiment in the broader energy markets, we made what we believe to be a prudent move to further strengthen Teekay Parent’s balance sheet. In January 2018, we completed a convertible bond offering and concurrent equity offering, raising total gross proceeds of $222.5 million, which provides us with financial flexibility and optionality, with current total liquidity of over $500 million.”
“We believe the Teekay Group is at a positive inflection point,” commented Mr. Hvid. “Over the past couple of years, we have taken steps to strengthen the financial foundation of each of our companies and we are now starting to move from an execution phase, to one where we are now primarily focused on operating and growing our cash flows. The Teekay Group has taken delivery of 12 vessels over the past 12 months with more to come through 2020. Importantly, due to the contracted nature of these projects, each vessel is expected to provide incremental cash flow growth upon its delivery, totaling approximately $450 million in annual operating cash flow between Teekay LNG and Teekay Offshore. In addition, we continue to see signs of an energy market recovery in our LNG, offshore and crude oil tanker businesses. With stronger balance sheets, market-leading positions and strong operational platforms, we believe that each of our businesses is well-positioned to benefit from an energy market recovery.”
Summary of Results
Teekay Corporation Consolidated
The Company’s consolidated results during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year, were positively impacted primarily by higher cash flows from the Banff and Hummingbird Spirit FPSO units due to the commencement of oil price-linked production tariffs in those charter contracts on August 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017, respectively; higher income and cash flows from Teekay LNG as a result of the deliveries of three MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings in 2017 and the recognition of prepaid lease payments received from IM Skaugen SE (Skaugen) in prior periods; and higher income and cash flows from Teekay Offshore primarily from the contract start-up of the Randgrid FSO and the Pioneiro de Libra FPSO in the fourth quarter of 2017.
These increases were partially offset primarily by lower income and cash flows in Teekay LNG, primarily a result of lower charter rates earned from its conventional tanker fleet and lower spot LPG rates earned in Teekay LNG’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with Exmar NV (Exmar); a reduction in income and cash flows in Teekay Tankers due to lower spot tanker rates; and a reduction in income and cash flows in Teekay Offshore due to non-recurring repair and maintenance expenses.
Teekay Parent GPCO Cash Flow, which includes distributions and dividends paid to Teekay Parent from Teekay’s Daughter Entities in the following quarter, less Teekay Parent’s corporate general and administrative expenses, was $2.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to $3.8 million for the same period of the prior year. This decrease was primarily due to a reduction in cash distributions from Teekay Offshore as a result of the recent strategic partnership with Brookfield, partially offset by an increase in the cash dividends received from Teekay Tankers due to an increase in the number of Teekay Tankers shares owned by Teekay Parent as a result of the strategic merger between Teekay Tankers and TIL, which closed on November 27, 2017, and open market purchases of Teekay Tankers Class A common stock in December 2017.
Teekay Parent OPCO Cash Flow, which includes cash flow attributable to assets directly-owned by, or chartered-in to, Teekay Parent, net of interest expense and dry-dock expenditures, improved to negative $3.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from negative $8.0 million for the same period of the prior year. This increase was primarily due to higher revenues from the Banff and Hummingbird Spirit FPSO units due to contractual production tariffs linked to oil prices commencing on August 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017, respectively, and the commencement of charter contracts for the Polar Spirit and Arctic Spirit LNG carriers, which are in-chartered from Teekay LNG until April 2018, in the second quarter and third quarter of 2017, respectively, partially offset by no interest income earned for the three months ended December 31, 2017 on a $200 million loan to Teekay Offshore which Teekay Parent sold to Brookfield in the third quarter of 2017.
Total Teekay Parent Free Cash Flow, which is the total of Teekay Parent GPCO Cash Flow and Teekay Parent OPCO Cash Flow, was negative $0.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to negative $4.3 million for the same period of the prior year. Please refer to Appendix D of this release for additional information about Teekay Parent Free Cash Flow.
Summary Results of Daughter Entities
Teekay LNG’s results increased during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year, primarily due to the deliveries of three MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings, which immediately commenced their respective charter contracts in 2017, the deliveries of two mid-size LPG carriers in Teekay LNG’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with Exmar in 2017, the delivery of one LNG carrier in one of Teekay LNG’s 30-percent-owned joint ventures, and the recognition of prepaid lease payments received from Skaugen in prior periods, which were previously deferred and then recognized in the fourth quarter of 2017 upon the termination of the charter contracts for five LPG carriers on charter with Skaugen. These increases were partially offset by, among other things, the sale of a conventional tanker in 2017, lower revenues from two conventional tankers due to lower charter rates upon the expiration of their fixed-rate charter contracts in 2017, and lower revenues from Teekay LNG’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with Exmar due to lower spot LPG rates. Please refer to Teekay LNG’s fourth quarter and annual 2017 earnings release for additional information on the financial results for this entity.
Teekay Tankers’ results decreased during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year, primarily due to lower average spot tanker rates in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of the prior year, partially offset by the merger with TIL and redelivery of four time-chartered in vessels during 2017. Please refer to Teekay Tankers’ fourth quarter and annual 2017 earnings release for additional information on the financial results for this entity.
Teekay Offshore’s results increased during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year primarily due to the contract start-up of the Randgrid FSO and the Pioneiro de Libra FPSO in the fourth quarter of 2017, and higher revenues earned in Teekay Offshore’s FPSO and shuttle tanker fleets due to higher operational bonuses and higher average rates, respectively. These increases were partially offset by higher repair and maintenance expenses related to two redelivered shuttle tankers to prepare the vessels for trade in the conventional market in 2017 and lower revenues from the towage fleet. Please refer to Teekay Offshore’s fourth quarter and annual 2017 earnings release for additional information on the financial results for this entity.
Summary of Recent Events
During October 2017 through February 2018, Teekay LNG took delivery of three MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings, the Macoma, Murex and Magdala, all of which immediately commenced their respective charter contracts with Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) ranging between six to eight years in duration, plus extension options.
During October 2017 through January 2018, Teekay LNG’s 30 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (China LNG) and CETS (an affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)) took delivery of two LNG carrier newbuildings, the Pan Asia and the Pan Americas, both of which immediately commenced their respective 20-year charter contracts with Shell.
In November 2017, Teekay LNG terminated its charter contracts with Skaugen due to non-payment of charter hire and established the Teekay Multigas Pool, a new in-house commercial management solution for ethylene-capable LPG and small-scale LNG vessels. The Teekay Multigas Pool now manages Teekay LNG’s seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers, some of which are also capable of small-scale LNG shipping, which were previously part of the Norgas Carriers Pool operated by Skaugen.
In December 2017, Teekay LNG’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG (the Yamal LNG Joint Venture) completed an $816 million(1) long-term debt facility to finance all six of the Yamal LNG Joint Venture’s ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings delivering through early-2020, the first of which, the Eduard Toll, was delivered in January 2018 and immediately commenced its 28-year charter contract with Yamal Trade Pte. Ltd.
In January 2018, Teekay LNG sold its 50 percent ownership interest in the S/S Excelsior to Excelerate Energy for net proceeds after repaying external debt obligation of $44 million.
(1) Based on Teekay LNG’s 50 percent ownership interests in the six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings.
In October 2017, the Randgrid FSO, which was converted from one of Teekay Offshore’s shuttle tankers at Sembcorp’s Sembawang shipyard in Singapore, commenced its three-year charter contract with Statoil on the Gina Krog oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. This contract has 12 additional one-year options to extend.
In late-November 2017, the 50 percent-owned Pioneiro de Libra FPSO, which was converted from one of Teekay Offshore’s shuttle tankers at Sembcorp’s Jurong shipyard in Singapore, commenced its 12-year charter contract with a consortium of international oil companies, including Petrobras, Total S.A., Shell, China National Petroleum Corporation and CNOOC, on the giant Libra block in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.
In late-2017, Teekay Offshore took delivery of the first two East Coast of Canada shuttle tanker newbuildings, the Beothuk Spirit and the Norse Spirit, with the third vessel, the Dorset Spirit, scheduled to deliver in early-March 2018. The first two newbuildings commenced long-term charter contracts in December 2017 and January 2018, respectively, with a group of companies that includes Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation, Chevron Canada, Exxon Mobil, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd., Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and Suncor Energy, and the third newbuilding scheduled to commence its long-term charter contract in May 2018.
In December 2017, Teekay Offshore completed the upgrades to the Petrojarl I FPSO unit, which then arrived on the Atlanta field in Brazil in January 2018. The unit is now undergoing field installation and testing prior to commencing its five-year charter contract with Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção SA (QGEP), which is expected to occur in April 2018.
In October 2017 and February 2018, Teekay Offshore took delivery of the last two of four state-of-the-art SX-157 Ulstein Design ultra-long distance towing and offshore installation newbuildings, the ALP Sweeper and ALP Keeper, constructed by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair in Japan.
The Partnership is nearing completion of the previously-announced contract extension with Premier Oil to extend the employment of the Voyageur Spirit FPSO unit on the Huntington field out to at least April 2019. The new contract, which will take effect in April 2018, will include a fixed charter rate component plus a component based on oil production and oil price.
In January 2018, Teekay Offshore entered into a contract extension with Petrobras to extend the employment of the Petrojarl Cidade de Rio das Ostras (Ostras) FPSO for four months at a slightly lower fixed rate. Petrobras also has an option to extend the contract for an additional two months to July 2018.
In November 2017, Teekay Offshore declared options with Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., to construct two additional Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker newbuildings, for an aggregate fully built-up cost of approximately $265 million. These newbuildings will be constructed based on Teekay Offshore’s New Shuttle Spirit design. Upon delivery in 2020, these vessels will join Teekay Offshore’s contract of affreightment (CoA) fleet in the North Sea.
On November 27, 2017, Teekay Tankers completed its merger with TIL, increasing its fleet by 18 modern tankers, including 10 Suezmax tankers, six Aframax tankers and two Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers.
In December 2017, Teekay Tankers completed a new five-year, $270 million, long-term debt facility. The new facility was used to refinance 14 of the vessels acquired through the merger with TIL, which extends Teekay Tankers’ debt maturity profile, reduces interest expense, and aligns to Teekay Tankers’ standard debt covenants.
In November 2017, Teekay Tankers completed the sale of one older Aframax tanker, the Kareela Spirit, for gross proceeds of $6.4 million.
Financing and Liquidity Update
In December 2017 and January 2018, Teekay Parent sold an aggregate of 4.0 million shares of common stock as part of a continuous offering program (COP), generating gross proceeds of $36.9 million, of which $25.7 million was received as of December 31, 2017. The Company currently has the ability to sell additional shares of common stock having an aggregate offering amount of up to $3.4 million under the Company’s existing COP.
In January 2018, Teekay Parent completed a private offering of $125 million of aggregate principal amount of 5 percent Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (Convertible Notes), which was significantly oversubscribed, raising net proceeds of approximately $120.9 million. The Convertible Notes will be convertible into Teekay’s common stock, initially at a rate of 85.4701 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes. This represents an initial effective conversion price of $11.70 per share of common stock. The initial conversion price represents a premium of 20 percent to the concurrent common stock offering price of $9.75 per share described below.
Also in January 2018, Teekay Parent completed a concurrent public offering through the issuance of 10.0 million common shares priced at $9.75 per share, raising net proceeds of approximately $93.0 million.
As at December 31, 2017, Teekay Parent had total liquidity of approximately $313.2 million (consisting of $129.8 million of cash and cash equivalents and $183.4 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities) and, on a consolidated basis, Teekay had consolidated total liquidity (excluding Teekay Offshore) of approximately $908.6 million (consisting of $445.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and $463.1 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities). Giving pro-forma effect to the issuance of the Convertible Notes and the concurrent common equity issuance and COP proceeds received in January 2018, Teekay Parent’s total liquidity as at December 31, 2017 would have been approximately $538 million.Full Report
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