Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today third quarter net earnings for the period ended December 31, 2013, of $12.6 million, or $0.25 per common share, on revenues of $365.2 million. Included in the current fiscal quarter’s net earnings is a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $56.3 million ($43.4 million after tax, or $0.87 per share) resulting from the Company’s annual goodwill impairment assessment performed during the current quarter. As a result of the general reduction in the level of business in the Company’s Asia/Pacific region, the entire amount of goodwill previously allocated to the Asia/Pacific region was impaired during the current quarter. For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $29.9 million, or $0.61 per common share, on revenues of $309.5 million. The immediately preceding quarter ended September 30, 2013, had net earnings of $54.2 million, or $1.09 per common share, on revenues of $367.9 million.
As previously announced, Tidewater will hold a conference call to discuss December quarterly earnings on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central time. Investors and interested parties may listen to the teleconference via telephone by calling 1-866-436-9172 if calling from the U.S. or Canada (1-630-691-2760 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 February 5, 2014, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Central time on February 7, 2014. To hear the replay, call 1-888-843-7419 (1-630-652-3042 if calling from outside the U.S.). The conference call ID number is 36444744.
A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available online at the Tidewater Inc. website, ( http://www.tdw.com). The online replay will be available until March 5, 2014.
The conference call will contain forward-looking statements in addition to statements of historical fact. The actual achievement of any forecasted results or the unfolding of future economic or business developments in a way anticipated or projected by the Company involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual performance to be materially different from that stated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks associated with the general nature of the oilfield service industry and other factors discussed within the “Risk Factors” section of Tidewater’s recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K.
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