Bristow Group Reports Strong Financial Results For Its 2014 Fiscal Second Quarter And Six Months Ended September 30, 2013 - SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTH GAAP NET INCOME OF $110.6 MILLION ($3.01 PER DILUTED SHARE) AND $137.5 MILLION ($3.75 PER DILUTED SHARE), INCLUDING A GAIN ON SALE OF AN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATE OF $103.9 MILLION ($1.85 PER DILUTED SHARE) - SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTH ADJUSTED NET INCOME OF $46.5 MILLION ($1.27 PER DILUTED SHARE) AND $83.5 MILLION ($2.28 PER DILUTED SHARE), WHICH EXCLUDES THE IMPACT OF ASSET DISPOSITIONS AND SPECIAL ITEMS (INCLUDING THE GAIN ON SALE OF AN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATE) - COMPANY INCREASES GUIDANCE FOR FULL FISCAL YEAR 2014 ADJUSTED EPS TO $4.25 - $4.55 PR Newswire HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 HOUSTON, Nov.7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the September 2013 quarter of $110.6 million, or $3.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $29.7 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. The results for both the quarter and six-month period include a significant gain on the sale of the FB Entities, an unconsolidated U.K. affiliate, of $103.9 million, or $1.85 per diluted share. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, including this gain, increased 60% to $46.5 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, for the September 2013 quarter, compared to $29.2 million or $0.80 per diluted share, in the September 2012 quarter. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent ("adjusted EBITDAR"), which also excludes special items and asset disposition effects, was $108.5 million for the September 2013 quarter compared to $84.9 million in the same period a year ago, an increase of 28%. Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $96.1 million for the September 2013 quarter compared to $79.5 million in the September 2012 quarter. The improvement in adjusted EBITDAR, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share for the September 2013 quarter compared to the September 2012 quarter was primarily driven by: oImproved pricing and increased activity with new and existing clients in our Europe and West Africa Business Units, and oAircraft operating in Canada for our Canadian affiliate, Cougar Helicopters Inc. ("Cougar"), beginning in October 2012. This improvement was partially offset by: oA decrease in small aircraft activity in our U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska operations, and oThe end of short-term contracts and costs incurred in anticipation of new contracts that start during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 in Australia. "Similar to our first quarter of fiscal 2014, the second quarter was a record quarter for Bristow, with continued excellent top-line growth and improved margins compared to last year. I am particularly proud of our team's focus as these results were achieved during a quarter in which a number of industry challenges arose," said William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group. "Our results in Europe now include operations from our search and rescue bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway in the U.K., where we've flown over 120 missions to date. Combined with the continued contribution from West Africa and Brazil, both sequential and year over year quarterly adjusted EBITDAR margins improved." "Our Cougar affiliate in Atlantic Canada notably improved our business in North America. When combined with actions we are taking to restructure the Gulf of Mexico for more medium and large aircraft operations, Bristow is poised to further capitalize on deepwater expansion." Mr. Chiles continued, "We saw five of our Eurocopter EC225s return to full revenue service in the September quarter, with the operational modifications progressing. The commercial re-entry of these aircraft continues and we expect our full EC225 fleet to be available for a return to revenue service over the second half of fiscal 2014. Our team's excellent first half performance and our belief in a solid second half performance allow us to increase our adjusted EPS fiscal 2014 guidance range to $4.25 to $4.55." SECOND QUARTER FY2014 RESULTS oOperating revenue increased 16% to $378.6 million compared to $326.0 million in the same period a year ago. oOperating income increased 14% to $53.9 million compared to $47.3 million in the September 2012 quarter. oOur GAAP net income increased by 273% to $110.6 million, or $3.01 per diluted share, compared to $29.7 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, in the September 2012 quarter. oOur GAAP results for the September 2013 quarter were impacted by the following items that are excluded from our adjusted non-GAAP financial measures for the quarter: oThe sale of our 50% interest in the FB Entities for £74 million, or approximately $112.2 million, resulting in a pre-tax gain of $103.9 million included as gain on sale of unconsolidated affiliate. This special item increased net income by $67.9 million and earnings per share by $1.85, oA loss on disposal of assets of $3.1 million, which compares to a loss of $1.3 million in the September 2012 quarter, o$1.5 million in inventory allowances as a result of our review of excess inventory on aircraft model types we sold or classified all or a significant portion of as held for sale, and oA charge of $0.5 million in costs associated with the planned closure of our Alaska operations which related primarily to employee severance and retention costs. We expect to incur approximately $3.5 million in additional costs related mostly to severance and retention through August 2014 to provide services for the remainder of the applicable remaining client contract terms and close our Alaska operations. oAdjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 60% to $46.5 million, or $1.27 per diluted share, compared to $29.2 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in the September 2012 quarter. oAdjusted EBITDAR, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 28% to $108.5 million compared to $84.9 million in the same period a year ago. oCash as of September30, 2013 totaled $313.5 million compared to $215.6 million as of March31, 2013. Our total liquidity, including cash on hand and availability on our revolving credit facility, was $618.0 million as of September30, 2013 compared to $415.0 million as of March31, 2013, a 49% increase. SECOND QUARTER FY2014 BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS Europe Business Unit The addition of new large aircraft, along with an overall increase in activity with existing clients and new contracts primarily in the U.K. Northern North Sea, resulted in increased revenue of $24.1 million and were the primary contributors to revenue growth in our Europe Business Unit. We increased our fleet in this region by executing operating leases for new large oil and gas aircraft beginning in late fiscal year 2012 and continuing through the September 2013 quarter, with the addition of the four search and rescue ("SAR") aircraft. Adjusted EBITDAR increased almost 28% year-over-year; however, adjusted EBITDAR margin increased only slightly to 35.3% in the September 2013 quarter compared to 34.6% in the September 2012 quarter primarily due to maintenance and salary increases year over year. Sequential quarterly adjusted EBITDAR margins improved to 35.3% in the September 2013 quarter from 30.3% in the June 2013 quarter due to a full quarter of contribution from SAR work. West Africa Business Unit Activity levels continued to be strong in our West Africa Business Unit, leading to a 16.2% increase in operating revenue for the September 2013 quarter compared to the September 2012 quarter. The increase in revenue and a decrease in import duties, partially offset by an increase in base repairs and maintenance expense as well as aircraft maintenance expense resulted in a 33.4% improvement in adjusted EBITDAR compared with September 2012 quarter as well as an increase in adjusted EBITDAR margins to 30.4% for the September 2013 quarter compared to 26.5% for the September 2012 quarter. North America Business Unit Our entry into the Atlantic Canada region through our investment in Cougar in October 2012 drove the improvement in revenue, adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin in North America. Aircraft operating for Cougar in Canada contributed $8.2 million in revenue in the September 2013 quarter. Driven primarily by the revenue generated from new aircraft operating in Canada and the lower level of bad debt expense in September 2013, North America's adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin improved to $18.7 million and 31.0%, respectively, in the September 2013 quarter compared to $11.8 million and 20.7%, respectively, in the September 2012 quarter. Offsetting this improvement was a decline in activity in our U.S. Gulf of Mexico business, primarily related to small aircraft. We recognize that the current operating environment in the North America business unit is challenging for our fleet mix and we are proactively restructuring our business by exiting the Alaska market and selling smaller aircraft with a long-term strategy of operating larger aircraft to service deepwater client contracts in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Australia Business Unit Operating revenue for Australia decreased 8.1% from $38.4 million in the September 2012 quarter to $35.3 million in the September 2013 due to the end of short-term contracts and the impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes. As a result of costs incurred in the September 2013 quarter in anticipation of client contracts that start in the fourth quarter of this current fiscal year, adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin decreased in the September 2013 quarter to $7.4 million and 21.0%, respectively, from $10.8 million and 28.0%, respectively, in the September 2012 quarter. We continue to incur salaries and benefits, depreciation, insurance, training and lease costs in anticipation of the new contracts that start during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. Other International Business Unit Operating revenue for our Other International Business Unit increased slightly due to an increase in activity in Trinidad and Brazil, partially offset by a decline in revenue resulting from the end of a short-term contract in Guyana, a decline in aircraft on contract in Mexico and Malaysia and a decline in activity in Russia. Adjusted EBITDAR and adjusted EBITDAR margin for the September 2013 quarter decreased to $12.6 million and 39.3%, respectively, compared to $14.2 million and 44.2%, respectively, in the September 2012 quarter, primarily due to a decline in aircraft on contract in Malaysia and a decline in activity and higher maintenance expense in Russia, partially offset by higher activity in Trinidad. UPDATE ON EC225 OPERATIONS Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225 that occurred in 2012. This determination has been reviewed and verified by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The definitive solution to the problem will be a redesign of the gear shaft with earliest possible anticipated availability being in the middle of calendar year 2014. However, in July 2013 the European Aviation Safety Authority (the "EASA") issued an airworthiness directive providing for interim solutions involving minor aircraft modifications and new maintenance/operating procedures for mitigating shaft failure and enhancing early detection. The Civil Aviation Authorities in the U.K. and Norway have issued safety directives, which superseded and revoked the safety directive of October 2012 and now permit a return to service of the EC225 aircraft over harsh environments conditional upon compliance with the EASA airworthiness directive. We have commenced the required modifications and are carrying out the required inspections on our EC225 fleet in the U.K., Norway and Australia. On August 23, 2013, an AS332L2, operated by another helicopter company in our industry, ditched near Sumburgh Airport in the U.K. resulting in the loss of four lives. To date, the investigation has not found any evidence of a technical fault and the ongoing work by the U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch continues to focus on the operational aspects of the flight. Currently, no client contracts have been cancelled in connection with the suspension in operations of the EC225 aircraft or AS332L2 ditching and we believe we have the contractual right to continue to receive monthly standing charges billed to our clients. In certain instances, we have agreed to reduced monthly standing charge billings for the affected aircraft. We have been able to substantially replace the lost utilization from the EC225 aircraft with other aircraft, mitigating the impact on our results of operations during the September 2013 quarter. The current situation will continue until the necessary modifications are made to the EC225 fleet and we are confident that the interim modifications will allow us to operate the aircraft safely. Some of our EC225 fleet have commenced returning to service in September 2013 andthe operational modification process is progressing. Until the fleet is again fully operational and under commercial arrangements similar to before the operational suspension, this situation could have a material adverse effect on our future business, financial condition and results of operations. Following the August 2013 accident and in conjunction with two other helicopter operators in the U.K., we have embarked upon a Joint Operator's Review of Safety to review current processes, procedures and equipment in order to identify best practice in the offshore helicopter industry, with a view to further enhancing safety for our clients and crew. Bristow Group willreadily and activelyparticipate in a United Kingdom Parliamentary Inquiry on helicopter safety which commenced November 6, 2013 with written submissions requested by December 20, 2013. DIVIDEND AND SHARE REPURCHASE On November 5, 2013, our Board of Directors approved our eleventh consecutive quarterly dividend. This dividend of $0.25 per share will be paid on December 13, 2013 to shareholders of record on November 29, 2013 and is 67% higher than the first dividend paid in June 2011. Based on shares outstanding as of September30, 2013, the total quarterly dividend payment will be approximately $9.2 million. Additionally, our Board of Directors extended the date to repurchase up to $100 million of shares of our Common Stock to November 5, 2014. GUIDANCE We are revising our adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance for the full fiscal year 2014 to $4.25 to $4.55, a $0.05 increase at each end of the range, reflecting our expectation for continued growth, and improving operational and capital efficiency. "Our continued improvement in operating and commercial performance has delivered strong financial results, as seen in the over 28% growth in adjusted EBITDAR and 59% growth in adjusted EPS over the same period a year ago," said Jonathan E. Baliff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bristow Group. "Combined with the proceeds from the recent sale of our interest in the FB Entities, we have increased our overall liquidity by 49% to $618.0 million for oil and gas and civilian SAR growth. This prudent balance sheet management commitment combined with our commitment to a growing quarterly dividend and potential share repurchases, provides our existing and future investors a unique, long term, and worthwhile path to invest in this industry." As a reminder, our earnings per share guidance does not include the effects of asset dispositions and special items because their timing and amounts are more variable and less predictable. This guidance is based on current foreign currency exchange rates. In providing this guidance, we have not included the impact of any changes in accounting standards and any impact from significant acquisitions or divestitures. Events or other circumstances that we do not currently anticipate or cannot predict including any issues involved with the return to full revenue service of the EC225 aircraft and changes in the market and industry, could result in earnings per share for fiscal year 2014 that are significantly above or below this guidance. Factors that could cause such changes are described below under the Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure and the Risk Factors in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. CONFERENCE CALL Management will conduct a conference call starting at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT) on Friday, November 8, 2013 to review financial results for the fiscal year 2014 second quarter ended September30, 2013. This release and the most recent investor slide presentation are available in the investor relations area of our web page at www.bristowgroup.com. The conference call can be accessed as follows: Via Webcast: oVisit Bristow Group's investor relations Web page at www.bristowgroup.com oLive: Click on the link for "Bristow Group Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call" oReplay: A replay via webcast will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion and will be accessible for approximately 90 days Via Telephone within the U.S.: oLive: Dial toll free 1-866-225-8754 oReplay: A telephone replay will be available through November 22, 2013 and may be accessed by calling toll free 1-800-406-7325, passcode: 4644904# Via Telephone outside the U.S.: oLive: Dial 1-480-629-9818 oReplay: A telephone replay will be available through November 22, 2013 and may be accessed by calling 1-303-590-3030, passcode: 4644904# ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC. Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.bristowgroup.com. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS DISCLOSURE Statements contained in this news release that state the Company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance, EC225 return to service, capital allocation strategy, operational and capital performance, shareholder return, liquidity and market and industry conditions. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: fluctuations in the demand for our services; fluctuations in worldwide prices of and demand for natural gas and oil; fluctuations in levels of natural gas and oil exploration and development activities; the impact of competition; actions by customers; the risk of reductions in spending on helicopter services by governmental agencies; changes in tax and other laws and regulations; changes in foreign exchange rates and controls; risks associated with international operations; operating risks inherent in our business, including the possibility of declining safety performance; general economic conditions including the capital and credit markets; our ability to obtain financing; the risk of grounding of segments of our fleet for extended periods of time or indefinitely; our ability to re-deploy our aircraft to regions with greater demand; our ability to acquire additional aircraft and dispose of older aircraft through sales into the aftermarket; the possibility that we do not achieve the anticipated benefit of our fleet investment program; availability of employees; and political instability, war or acts of terrorism in any of the countries where we operate. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but not limited to the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. Bristow Group Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, including financial estimates, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Linda McNeill Investor Relations (713) 267-7622 (financial tables follow) BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share amounts and percentages) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Gross revenue: Operating revenue from $ 353,849 $ 319,663 $ 690,097 $ 634,512 non-affiliates Operating revenue from 24,781 6,288 48,080 12,093 affiliates Reimbursable revenue from 38,698 39,719 78,080 81,673 non-affiliates Reimbursable revenue from — 84 65 84 affiliates 417,328 365,754 816,322 728,362 Operating expense: Direct cost 256,766 224,495 512,022 447,263 Reimbursable expense 36,314 38,634 73,057 78,806 Depreciation and 23,858 23,321 46,677 44,693 amortization General and administrative 46,479 37,708 86,787 72,685 363,417 324,158 718,543 643,447 Loss on disposal of assets (3,064) (1,262) (4,785) (6,577) Earnings from unconsolidated affiliates, 3,088 6,994 17,060 8,983 net of losses Operating income 53,935 47,328 110,054 87,321 Interest income 762 263 881 351 Interest expense (9,078) (8,597) (29,448) (17,371) Gain on sale of 103,924 — 103,924 — unconsolidated affiliate Other income (expense), net 1,487 (218) 121 (1,149) Income before provision for 151,030 38,776 185,532 69,152 income taxes Provision for income taxes (41,146) (8,342) (48,736) (14,522) Net income 109,884 30,434 136,796 54,630 Net income attributable to 722 (766) 696 (1,300) noncontrolling interests Net income attributable to $ 110,606 $ 29,668 $ 137,492 $ 53,330 Bristow Group Earnings per common share: Basic $ 3.04 $ 0.83 $ 3.79 $ 1.49 Diluted $ 3.01 $ 0.82 $ 3.75 $ 1.46 Non-GAAAP measures: Adjusted operating income $ 59,087 $ 46,274 $ 117,752 $ 93,276 Adjusted operating margin 15.6 % 14.2 % 16.0 % 14.4 % Adjusted EBITDAR $ 108,508 $ 84,922 $ 211,806 $ 168,727 Adjusted EBITDAR margin 28.7 % 26.1 % 28.7 % 26.1 % Adjusted net income $ 46,504 $ 29,153 $ 83,544 $ 58,425 Adjusted diluted earnings $ 1.27 $ 0.80 $ 2.28 $ 1.60 per share BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (Unaudited) September 30, March 31, 2013 2013 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 313,521 $ 215,623 Accounts receivable from non-affiliates 232,767 254,520 Accounts receivable from affiliates 8,109 8,261 Inventories 158,622 153,969 Assets held for sale 26,719 8,290 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 30,950 35,095 Total current assets 770,688 675,758 Investment in unconsolidated affiliates 272,345 272,123 Property and equipment – at cost: Land and buildings 111,406 108,593 Aircraft and equipment 2,441,399 2,306,054 2,552,805 2,414,647 Less – Accumulated depreciation and (518,142) (493,575) amortization 2,034,663 1,921,072 Goodwill 29,804 28,897 Other assets 58,492 52,842 Total assets $ 3,165,992 $ 2,950,692 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' INVESTMENT Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 70,157 $ 69,821 Accrued wages, benefits and related taxes 49,122 56,084 Income taxes payable 32,964 11,659 Other accrued taxes 9,592 7,938 Deferred revenue 21,405 21,646 Accrued maintenance and repairs 17,109 15,391 Accrued interest 15,690 14,249 Other accrued liabilities 23,869 20,714 Deferred taxes 2,394 — Short-term borrowings and current maturities of 6,989 22,323 long-term debt Total current liabilities 249,291 239,825 Long-term debt, less current maturities 824,094 764,946 Accrued pension liabilities 127,296 126,647 Other liabilities and deferred credits 49,529 57,196 Deferred taxes 155,303 151,121 Stockholders' investment: Common stock 372 367 Additional paid-in capital 752,614 731,883 Retained earnings 1,214,157 1,094,803 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (188,476) (199,683) Treasury shares (26,304) (26,304) Total Bristow Group stockholders' investment 1,752,363 1,601,066 Noncontrolling interests 8,116 9,891 Total stockholders' investment 1,760,479 1,610,957 Total liabilities and stockholders' investment $ 3,165,992 $ 2,950,692 BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands) (Unaudited) Six Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 136,796 $ 54,630 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 46,677 44,693 Deferred income taxes 7,352 (4,592) Write-off of deferred financing fees 12,733 — Discount amortization on long-term debt 1,722 1,772 Loss on disposal of assets 4,785 6,577 Gain on sale of unconsolidated affiliate (103,924) — Stock-based compensation 6,625 5,523 Equity in earnings from unconsolidated affiliates (in (8,061) (2,866) excess of) less than dividends received Tax benefit related to stock-based compensation (4,234) (433) Increase (decrease) in cash resulting from changes in: Accounts receivable 28,508 20,786 Inventories 1,926 (46) Prepaid expenses and other assets 8,940 729 Accounts payable (2,577) (3,426) Accrued liabilities 5,756 11,777 Other liabilities and deferred credits (10,548) (226) Net cash provided by operating activities 132,476 134,898 Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (339,559) (113,405) Proceeds from asset dispositions 155,603 96,376 Proceeds from sale of unconsolidated affiliate 112,210 — Investment in unconsolidated affiliate — (7,153) Net cash used in investing activities (71,746) (24,182) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from borrowings 160,146 — Debt issuance costs (15,152) — Repayment of debt (117,748) (24,300) Partial prepayment of put/call obligation (27) (33) Common stock dividends paid (18,138) (14,297) Issuance of common stock 11,550 7,869 Tax benefit related to stock-based compensation 4,234 433 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 24,865 (30,328) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash 12,303 6,411 equivalents Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 97,898 86,799 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 215,623 261,550 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 313,521 $ 348,349 BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SELECTED OPERATING DATA (In thousands, except flight hours and percentages) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Flight hours (excluding Bristow Academy and unconsolidated affiliates): Europe 16,871 15,900 33,165 33,136 West Africa 11,396 10,635 23,112 21,389 North America 16,419 20,561 32,341 40,730 Australia 2,263 2,961 5,057 5,753 Other International 3,633 4,981 6,998 9,158 Consolidated 50,582 55,038 100,673 110,166 Operating revenue: Europe $ 156,352 $ 124,993 $ 293,511 $ 248,228 West Africa 75,875 65,273 151,654 131,628 North America 60,353 56,982 118,588 109,607 Australia 35,326 38,448 73,539 76,619 Other International 32,150 32,085 65,043 65,312 Corporate and other 19,793 8,817 37,908 16,237 Intra-business unit (1,219) (647) (2,066) (1,026) eliminations Consolidated $ 378,630 $ 325,951 $ 738,177 $ 646,605 Operating income (loss): Europe $ 32,958 $ 27,008 $ 52,979 $ 48,884 West Africa 18,231 13,430 37,484 29,561 North America 9,164 6,130 17,287 12,605 Australia 2,508 6,829 5,788 13,338 Other International 8,654 10,354 27,096 17,741 Corporate and other (14,516) (15,161) (25,795) (28,231) Loss on disposal of assets (3,064) (1,262) (4,785) (6,577) Consolidated $ 53,935 $ 47,328 $ 110,054 $ 87,321 Operating margin: Europe 21.1 % 21.6 % 18.1 % 19.7 % West Africa 24.0 % 20.6 % 24.7 % 22.5 % North America 15.2 % 10.8 % 14.6 % 11.5 % Australia 7.1 % 17.8 % 7.9 % 17.4 % Other International 26.9 % 32.3 % 41.7 % 27.2 % Consolidated 14.2 % 14.5 % 14.9 % 13.5 % Adjusted EBITDAR: Europe $ 55,190 $ 43,245 $ 96,682 $ 82,909 West Africa 23,075 17,297 46,795 38,460 North America 18,692 11,767 35,715 23,967 Australia 7,413 10,766 14,187 21,091 Other International 12,648 14,169 34,833 25,715 Corporate and other (8,510) (12,322) (16,406) (23,415) Consolidated $ 108,508 $ 84,922 $ 211,806 $ 168,727 Adjusted EBITDAR margin: Europe 35.3 % 34.6 % 32.9 % 33.4 % West Africa 30.4 % 26.5 % 30.9 % 29.2 % North America 31.0 % 20.7 % 30.1 % 21.9 % Australia 21.0 % 28.0 % 19.3 % 27.5 % Other International 39.3 % 44.2 % 53.6 % 39.4 % Consolidated 28.7 % 26.1 % 28.7 % 26.1 % BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES AIRCRAFT COUNT As of September 30, 2013 (Unaudited) Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet Percentage Helicopters of Current Period Fixed Unconsolidated Small Medium Large Training Operating Wing Affiliates Total^^(1)(2) ^(3) Total Revenue Europe 40 % — 10 54 — — 64 — 64 West Africa 21 % 9 26 6 — 3 44 — 44 North America 16 % 60 24 11 — — 95 — 95 Australia 10 % 2 7 15 — — 24 — 24 Other 9 % 2 32 13 — — 47 127 174 International Corporate and 4 % — — — 76 — 76 — 76 other Total 100 % 73 99 99 76 3 350 127 477 Aircraft not currently in fleet: ^(4) On order — 15 42 — — 57 Under option — 22 41 — — 63 _________ ^(1) Includes 26 aircraft held for sale and 76 leased aircraft as follows: Held for Sale Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet Helicopters Fixed Small Medium Large Training Total Wing Europe — — — — — — West Africa — 1 — — — 1 North America 19 — — — — 19 Australia — — — — — — Other International — 4 — — — 4 Corporate and other — — — 2 — 2 Total 19 5 — 2 — 26 Leased Aircraft in Consolidated Fleet Helicopters Fixed Small Medium Large Training Total Wing Europe — 1 20 — — 21 West Africa — 1 — — — 1 North America 1 13 3 — — 17 Australia 2 2 3 — — 7 Other International — — — — — — Corporate and other — — — 30 — 30 Total 3 17 26 30 — 76 ^(2) The average age of our fleet, excluding training aircraft, was 11 years as of September 30, 2013. The 127 aircraft operated by our unconsolidated affiliates do not include those aircraft leased from us. Includes 56 helicopters (primarily medium) ^(3) and 29 fixed wing aircraft owned and managed by Líder, our unconsolidated affiliate in Brazil, which is included in our Other International business unit. On July 14, 2013, we sold our interest in an unconsolidated affiliate operating 64 aircraft in Europe. ^(4) This table does not reflect aircraft which our unconsolidated affiliates may have on order or under option. BRISTOW GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES GAAP RECONCILIATIONS These financial measures have not been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and have not been audited or reviewed by our independent auditor. These financial measures are therefore considered non-GAAP financial measures. A description of the adjustments to and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measures is as follows: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (In thousands, except per share amounts) Adjusted operating $ 59,087 $ 46,274 $ 117,752 $ 93,276 income Loss on disposal of (3,064) (1,262) (4,785) (6,577) assets Special items (2,088) 2,316 (2,913) 622 Operating $ 53,935 $ 47,328 $ 110,054 $ 87,321 income Adjusted $ 108,508 $ 84,922 $ 211,806 $ 168,727 EBITDAR Loss on disposal of (3,064) (1,262) (4,785) (6,577) assets Special items 101,836 2,316 101,011 622 Depreciation and (23,858) (23,321) (46,677) (44,693) amortization Rent expense (23,314) (15,282) (46,375) (31,556) Interest (9,078) (8,597) (29,448) (17,371) expense Provision for (41,146) (8,342) (48,736) (14,522) income taxes Net income $ 109,884 $ 30,434 $ 136,796 $ 54,630 Adjusted net $ 46,504 $ 29,153 $ 83,544 $ 58,425 income Loss on disposal of (2,438) (990) (3,780) (5,196) assets Special items 66,540 1,505 57,728 101 Net income attributable to $ 110,606 $ 29,668 $ 137,492 $ 53,330 Bristow Group Adjusted diluted $ 1.27 $ 0.80 $ 2.28 $ 1.60 earnings per share Loss on disposal of (0.07) (0.03) (0.10) (0.14) assets Special items 1.81 0.04 1.58 — Diluted earnings per 3.01 0.82 3.75 1.46 share Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Adjusted Adjusted Diluted Adjusted Adjusted Operating Earnings EBITDAR Net Income Income Per Share (In thousands, except per share amounts) Gain on sale of unconsolidated $ — $ 103,924 $ 67,897 $ 1.85 affiliate ^(1) Inventory allowances ^(2) (1,539) (1,539) (1,000) (0.03) Alaska closure ^(3) (549) (549) (357) (0.01) Total special items $ (2,088) $ 101,836 $ 66,540 1.81 Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 Adjusted Adjusted Diluted Adjusted Adjusted Operating Earnings EBITDAR NetIncome Income Per Share (In thousands, except per share amounts) Líder correction ^(4) $ 2,316 $ 2,316 $ 1,505 $ 0.04 Total special items $ 2,316 $ 2,316 $ 1,505 0.04 Six Months Ended September 30, 2013 Adjusted Adjusted Diluted Adjusted Adjusted Operating Earnings EBITDAR Net Income Income Per Share (In thousands, except per share amounts) Gain on sale of unconsolidated $ — $ 103,924 $ 67,897 $ 1.85 affiliate ^(1) Cancellation of potential — — (8,276) (0.23) financing ^(5) Inventory allowances ^(2) (2,364) (2,364) (1,536) (0.04) Alaska closure ^(3) (549) (549) (357) (0.01) Total special items $ (2,913) $ 101,011 $ 57,728 1.58 Six Months Ended September 30, 2012 Adjusted Adjusted Diluted Adjusted Adjusted Operating Earnings EBITDAR NetIncome Income Per Share (In thousands, except per share amounts) Líder correction ^(4) $ 2,784 $ 2,784 $ 1,809 $ 0.05 Severance costs for (2,162) (2,162) (1,708) (0.05) termination of a contract ^(6) Total special items $ 622 $ 622 $ 101 — _________ ^(1) Relates to a gain resulting from the sale of our 50% interest in the FB Entities for £74 million, or approximately $112.2 million. During the six months ended September 30, 2013, we increased our inventory allowance by $2.4 million as a result of our review of excess inventory on aircraft model types we ceased ownership of or classified all or a significant portion of as held for sale; $1.5 million of this ^(2) allowance was rewarded during the three months ended September 30, 2013. A majority of this allowance relates to small aircraft types operating primarily in our North America business unit as we continue to move toward operating a fleet of mostly large and medium aircraft in this market. Relates to a charge of $0.5 million associated with the planned closure ^(3) of our Alaska operations which related primarily to employee severance and retention costs. ^(4) Relates to a calculation error related to Líder that affected our earnings from unconsolidated affiliate by $2.8 million. Relates to a charge to interest expense of $12.7 million, resulting from the write-off of unamortized deferred financing fees related to a ^(5) potential financing in connection with our bid to provide SAR services in the U.K. During the June 2013 quarter, we increased our borrowing capacity on our revolving credit facility from $200 million to $350 million and cancelled this potential financing. ^(6) Relates to $2.2 million of severance costs related to the termination of a contract in the Southern North Sea in the September 2012 quarter. SOURCE Bristow Group Inc. Website: http://www.bristowgroup.com
Bristow Group Reports Strong Financial Results For Its 2014 Fiscal Second Quarter And Six Months Ended September 30, 2013
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