Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today second quarter earnings for the period ended September 30, 2012, of $41.4 million, or $0.83 per share, on revenues of $311.9 million, which includes approximately $7.4 million of vessel revenue associated with retroactive rate increases agreed to during the current quarter, but related to the period from January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. For the same quarter last year, a net loss of $4.9 million was reported, or $0.10 per share, on revenues of $250.9 million. The immediately preceding quarter ended June 30, 2012, had net earnings of $32.9 million, or $0.65 per common share, on revenues of $294.4 million.
Included in the prior fiscal year second quarter’s net loss is a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $30.9 million ($22.1 million after tax, or $0.43 per share), resulting from the Company’s decision to change its reportable segments during the September 2011 quarter. Following the change in reportable segments from International and United States to Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe, the Company performed an interim goodwill impairment assessment which resulted in the non-cash goodwill impairment charge in the September 2011 quarter.
As previously announced, Tidewater will hold a conference call to discuss September quarterly earnings on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central time. Investors and interested parties may listen to the teleconference via telephone by calling 1-888-388-7493 if calling from the U.S. or Canada (1-706-679-8348 if calling from outside the U.S.) and ask for the “Tidewater” call just prior to the scheduled start. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. Central time on November 6, 2012, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Central time on November 8, 2012. To hear the replay, call 1-855-859-2056 (1-404-537-3406 if calling from outside the U.S.). The conference call ID number is 46741266.
A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be accessible online at the Tidewater Inc. website, ( http://www.tdw.com). The online replay will be available until December 6, 2012.Tidewater is the leading provider of larger Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry.
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