How Ensco’s Segments Performed in 2Q16

Sue Goodridge - Author

Aug. 18 2020, Updated 4:37 a.m. ET

Ensco’s revenue

Ensco’s (ESV) revenue from continuing operations was $909 million in 2Q16, an increase of $95 million, or 12%, from 1Q16. Revenues exceeded the company’s guidance it provided in the last earnings call.

Compared to $1.1 billion in revenue for 2Q15, this quarter’s revenue declined 14%. The company earns its revenue by operating floaters as well as jack-ups.

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Floater segment

In the floater segment, Ensco’s 2Q16 revenue was $636 million compared to $634 million in the same period last year. This quarter’s floater revenue included $205 million of early contract termination settlement.

Excluding this one-time revenue, revenues declined by 32%. The company reported that this decline was mainly due to lower utilization in the Gulf of Mexico and a decline in the average day rate to $360,000 from $417,000.

Jack-up segment

In the jack-up segment, revenue was $251 million compared to $384 million last year. Again, the utilization slipped to 63% from 77% in 2Q15. The average day rate also declined to $112,000 from $140,000 a year ago.

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Drilling rig management

Ensco also earns revenue through managing drilling rigs. Revenues declined to $242 million from $41 million recorded in 2Q15.

Peers’ revenues

In the offshore drilling (IYE) sector, only Noble (NE) and Ensco have released their 2Q16 earnings so far. Noble recorded an adjusted revenue of $484 million in the second quarter. That was 18% lower than the previous quarter’s revenue of $591 million.

Wall Street analysts’ expectations for other drilling companies are as follows:

  • Transocean (RIG): revenue expected to fall 3% to $907 million in 2Q16 from $1,341 in 1Q16
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO): revenues expected to fall 22%
  • Pacific Drilling (PACD): 2Q16 revenue estimate of $190 million, a fall of 7% from $205 million in 1Q16

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