Teekay Corporation reports Q2 2019 results
Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) (NYSE:TK) on August 1 reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. 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) (collectively, the Daughter Entities), and all remaining subsidiaries and equity-accounted investments. Teekay, together with its subsidiaries other than the Daughter Entities, is referred to in this release as Teekay Parent. Please refer to the second quarter 2019 earnings releases of Teekay LNG and Teekay Tankers, which are available on Teekay’s website at www.teekay.com, for additional information on their respective results.
Teekay Corporation Consolidated
The Company’s consolidated results during the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to the same period of the prior year, were positively impacted primarily by higher earnings in Teekay LNG due to the delivery and contract start-up of several newbuildings during the past year as well as higher revenues earned from certain existing LNG carriers and multi-gas vessels, and higher earnings in Teekay Tankers primarily as a result of an increase in average spot tanker rates.
These increases were partially offset primarily by lower revenues from Teekay Parent’s three directly-owned floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the same period of the prior year, as a result of lower oil production and average oil prices, higher unplanned shutdowns, and lower revenues recognized in the second quarter of 2019 due to timing differences resulting from the adoption of the new lease accounting standards effective January 1, 2019, as well as higher vessel operating costs as a result of the timing of repair and maintenance activities.
In addition, GAAP net loss was positively impacted in the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, by a decrease of $32.8 million in asset impairments, which decrease was partially offset by various items, including a loss of $10.7 million related to the repurchase of Teekay’s 8.5% senior notes due 2020 (the 2020 Notes), a loss of $7.8 million on the sale of Teekay Parent’s remaining investment in Teekay Offshore, an increase in foreign exchange losses, and an increase in realized and unrealized losses on non-designated derivative instruments.
Total Teekay Parent Free Cash Flow(1) was negative $6.4 million during the second quarter of 2019, compared to positive $0.8 million for the same period of the prior year primarily due to: lower revenues for the Foinaven FPSO unit due to lower production and higher unplanned maintenance in the second quarter of 2019, higher operational expenses in preparation for a scheduled maintenance shutdown in the third quarter of 2019, and, as a result of the adoption of the new lease accounting standard in 2019, a deferral in 2019 of the recognition of approximately $2 million of additional incentive revenue related to the Foinaven FPSO unit which would have been recognized in the second quarter of 2019 under the accounting standard in effect in 2018; lower revenues from the Hummingbird Spirit FPSO unit due to lower contractual production tariffs linked to oil prices in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in the prior year; and lower cash distributions from Teekay Offshore as its distributions were reduced to zero in January 2019. These decreases were partially offset by a 36% increase in Teekay LNG’s quarterly distribution in the first quarter of 2019, lower corporate general and administrative expenses incurred in 2019, and lower interest expense due to the repurchase of 2020 Notes over the past year and the 2020 Note refinancing completed in May 2019. Please refer to Appendix D of this release for additional information about Teekay Parent’s Free Cash Flow.
(1) This is a non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for a definition of this term and a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under United States GAAP.
Summary Results of Daughter Entities
Teekay LNG’s net income and total adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, were positively impacted by: the deliveries of five wholly-owned LNG carrier newbuildings (the Myrina, Megara, Bahrain Spirit, Sean Spirit and Yamal Spirit) between May 2018 and January 2019; higher earnings from the Torben Spirit LNG carrier upon redeployment in December 2018 at a higher charter rate; higher spot revenues for seven multi-gas carriers during the second quarter of 2019; lower vessel operating expenses due to the timing of expenditures; and the deliveries of two joint venture LNG carrier newbuildings between July 2018 and January 2019 and two joint venture ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings between September 2018 and June 2019.
These increases were partially offset by an increase in off-hire days in the second quarter of 2019 for certain LNG carriers for repairs and a scheduled dry docking, the sales of the European Spirit, African Spirit and Toledo Spirit conventional tankers between October 2018 and January 2019, and scheduled dry dockings and planned maintenance on certain vessels in one of Teekay LNG’s joint ventures.
In addition, GAAP net income was positively impacted in the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, by various items, including a decrease in the write-down of vessels, which was partially offset by increases in unrealized losses on non-designated derivative instruments.
Please refer to Teekay LNG’s second quarter 2019 earnings release for additional information on the financial results for this entity.
Teekay Tankers’ net income and total adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased compared to the same period of the prior year, primarily due to higher average spot tanker rates, which increase was partially offset by more scheduled dry dockings and higher interest expense associated with three sale-leaseback transactions that were completed between September 2018 and May 2019.
In addition, GAAP net income was negatively impacted by unrealized losses on non-designated derivative instruments in the second quarter of 2019 compared to gains on non-designated derivative instruments in the second quarter of 2018.
Please refer to Teekay Tankers’ second quarter 2019 earnings release for additional information on the financial results for this entity.
Summary of Recent Events
In late-April 2019, Teekay Parent agreed to sell to Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with its institutional partners (collectively Brookfield), all of the Company’s remaining interests in Teekay Offshore, which included the Company’s 49% general partner interest, common units, warrants, and an outstanding $25 million loan from Teekay Parent to Teekay Offshore, for total cash proceeds of $100 million. The transaction closed on May 8, 2019.
In May 2019, Teekay Parent completed a private offering for $250 million in aggregate principal amount of 9.25% senior secured notes due November 2022 (the Notes). The Notes are guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain of Teekay’s subsidiaries and will initially be secured by first-priority liens on two of Teekay Parent’s FPSO units, the Petrojarl Banff and Hummingbird Spirit, a pledge of the equity interests of the Teekay subsidiary that owns all of Teekay’s common units of Teekay LNG and all of Teekay’s Class A common shares of Teekay Tankers and a pledge of the equity interests in the Teekay subsidiaries that own its three FPSO units. In addition, Teekay Parent completed the settlement of its cash tender offer to purchase its outstanding 2020 Notes, repurchasing $460.9 million of the $497.7 million aggregate principal amount outstanding prior to the tender offer. Of the $460.9 million of repurchases of the 2020 Notes, $458.0 million was repurchased for total consideration of $1,032.50 per $1,000 of principal amount and $2.9 million was repurchased for total consideration of $982.50 per $1,000 of principal amount.
In May 2019, Teekay Parent entered into an agreement with CNR International (U.K.) Limited to extend the employment of the Banff FPSO unit on the Banff field in the North Sea for a period of one year to the end of August 2020 at substantially similar terms to the previous contract.
In June 2019, Teekay LNG took delivery of the third, 50 percent-owned ARC7 LNG carrier newbuilding, the Nikolay Yevgenov, that immediately commenced its 27-year charter contract servicing the Yamal LNG project.
In December 2018, the board of directors of Teekay LNG’s general partner approved a $100 million unit repurchase program. Since that time, Teekay LNG has repurchased a total of 1.43 million common units, or approximately 2% of the outstanding common units immediately prior to commencement of the program, for a total cost of $16.9 million, representing an average repurchase price of $11.86 per unit.
As at June 30, 2019, Teekay Parent had total liquidity of approximately $186.8 million (consisting of $74.9 million of cash and cash equivalents and $111.9 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities) and, on a consolidated basis, Teekay had consolidated total liquidity of approximately $643.7 million (consisting of $235.2 million of cash and cash equivalents and $408.5 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities and the undrawn portion of a loan, which is determined based on certain borrowing criteria, to finance Teekay Tankers’ pool management operations).
Teekay is a leading provider of international crude oil and gas marine transportation services and also provides offshore production and logistics. Teekay provides these services primarily through its directly-owned fleet and its controlling ownership interests in Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP), the world’s third largest independent owner and operator of LNG carriers, and Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK), one of the world’s largest owners and operators of mid-sized crude tankers. The consolidated Teekay entities manage and operate total assets under management of approximately $12 billion, comprised of approximately 155 liquefied gas, offshore, and conventional tanker assets. With offices in 12 countries and approximately 5,600 seagoing and shore-based employees, Teekay provides a comprehensive set of marine services to the world’s leading oil and gas companies.