Rowan Companies PLC
Analyzing Rowan’s Rig Scrapping and Stacking Activity in 3Q15
Offshore drilling (XLE) (IYE) is a capital-intensive industry requiring a large amount of money to keep rigs active and well-maintained.
What Do Wall Street Analysts Think about Transocean?
The Market has given a consensus rating of “sell” to Transocean (RIG). Of the 37 analysts covering the stock, only 5% have given it a “buy” recommendation.
Prepping for Noble Corporation’s 2Q17 Results
Noble Corporation plans to release its 2Q17 results on August 3, 2017, after the markets close. It will have a conference call on August 4, 2017.
What’s Noble’s Debt Situation Look Like after 1Q16?
For the next five years, Noble needs to pay around $200 million–$300 million in debt every year. Then, the repayment for each year rises to around $400 million or more.
Estimates and Recommendations for Ensco ahead of 1Q18 Earnings
Of the 32 analysts covering Ensco (ESV), 44% recommend a “buy” or equivalent for the stock.
A Review of Floaters and Jack-Up Fleets for Offshore Drillers
Seadrill and Diamond Offshore have more than 20 floaters in their fleets. Ensco and Rowan Companies have more jack-ups in their fleets than peers have.
OFS Stocks with High Short Interest: Do You Own Any of Them?
Currently, Diamond Offshore Drilling’s (DO) short interest-to-equity float ratio is 30.5%. It’s the highest among the OFS stocks that are part of OIH.
The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Tragedy and Its Aftermath across the Industry
The marine oil spill in April 2010 was the worst environmental disaster in US history, causing millions of barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf.
Rackspace Hosting sees activist interest from Blue Harbour
In September, after months of speculation that Rackspace could be acquired by CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) and had interest from Hewlett-Packard, the company said it was no longer exploring merger and acquisition options. On the contrary, the company declared its commitment to remain independent.
OPEC’s Crude Oil Production Rose in June
On July 2, a Reuters survey showed that OPEC’s crude oil production increased by 320,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 32,320,000 bpd in June.
What Happened in September in the Offshore Drilling Space?
The offshore drilling industry experienced many events in the first half of September 2017. Seadrill (SDRL) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Word on the Street: What Analysts Recommend for Transocean after 1Q16
Of the 38 analysts covering Transocean, 5% have given it a “buy” recommendation, while 32% have given it a “hold,” and 63% have recommended a “sell.”
Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil Production Could Hit a New Record
Reuters estimates that Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production increased by 700,000 bpd to 10,700,000 bpd in June—compared to the previous month.
Ensco’s 4Q17 Earnings Compared to Transocean and Diamond Offshore
In 4Q17, Ensco’s EBITDA fell to $98.4 million from $149.5 million in 3Q17. The company’s EBITDA was 48% lower than its 4Q16 EBITDA of $190.0 million.
Seadrill Stock Fell 32% in Week 21
Even after week 21’s fall in stock price, Seadrill still has a whopping 82.8% year-to-date return as of May 25.
What Do Transocean’s Capex and Liquidity Forecasts Tell Us?
In 1Q16, Transocean (RIG) had cash flow from operations of $631 million, which was lower than the $960 million it had in 4Q15.
Analyst Recommendations for Transocean before 4Q17 Results
Of the 34 analysts covering Transocean, 44% recommend a “buy” or some equivalent for the stock, while 32% recommend a “hold.”
Is the Customer the King in Offshore Drilling?
The bargaining power of offshore drilling customers is influenced by oil prices and utilization rates. When oil prices are high, rig capacity goes down.
Oilfield Services Stocks Fell the Most in the Energy Sector
On November 30–December 7, Superior Energy Services (SPN) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.
Why Short Traders Should Look at These Oilfield Services Stocks
Diamond Offshore Drilling’s short-interest-to-equity float ratio is currently 30.5%—the highest among the OFS stocks that are part of OIH.
Upstream and Oilfield Services Stock Fell Last Week
On December 7–14, upstream stock Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.
Jefferies Revises Target Prices for Diamond Offshore, Noble
Article focus In this article, we’ll discuss analysts’ target price revisions for offshore drilling companies in Week 8 of 2018 (ended February 23). Revisions in Week 8 Jefferies revised its target prices for two offshore drillers. On February 21, 2018, it reduced the target price for Transocean (RIG) to $12 from 413 and maintained a […]
Inside Rowan Companies’ 4Q17 Earnings Estimate
Analysts expect a fall in Rowan Companies’ (RDC) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).
Is President Trump Helping Crude Oil Bulls or Bears?
WTI crude oil prices fell 8.2% on June 29–July 17. August WTI oil futures contracts rose 0.03% to $68.08 per barrel on July 17.
Highlights from Ensco’s July Fleet Status Report
Ensco (ESV) released its quarterly fleet status report on July 19. Ensco 8503 secured a 100-day contract with Talos Energy in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Rowan Companies’ 1Q18 Cost Guidance
Rowan Companies’ (RDC) direct operating costs were $166 million in 4Q17—above the previous guidance of $150 million–$160 million.
Wells Fargo Upgrades Rowan Companies to ‘Outperform’
RDC’s analyst recommendations Analysts’ consensus rating for Rowan (RDC) is 2.6, which means a “hold.” Peers Transocean (RIG), Diamond Offshore (DO), Noble (NE), and Ensco (ESV) also have “hold” ratings. Of the 31 analysts covering Rowan (RDC), 39% recommend “buy” or some equivalent, 55% recommend “hold,” and 6% recommend “sell.” Among the top offshore drilling stocks […]
Analysts Love Ensco: A Closer Look
In this series, we’ll discuss analysts’ ratings and recommendations for offshore drillers.
US Crude Oil Prices Could Pressure Natural Gas Futures
Baker Hughes is scheduled to release its US crude oil and natural gas rig count report on November 11, 2017.
How Did Rowan’s Top Line Perform in 2Q16?
Rowan’s jack-up revenue in 2Q16 fell to $264 million, from $272 million in 1Q16. Its jack-up fleet had 108 higher operating days, but the average day rate declined.
Must-Know Relative Valuation for Offshore Companies
In terms of relative valuation, Rowan Companies (RDC) is currently trading at a 5.12 forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple as compared to the median industry multiple of 5.88.
Jack-Ups, Floaters among Seadrill’s Revenue Drivers
In 2Q16, almost 70% of Seadrill’s total revenue came from the floater segment.
This segment’s revenue for fiscal 2Q16 was $610 million.
Why Magnetar Financial initiates new position in Rowan Companies
First quarter results beat estimates despite a decline in earnings and revenue.
The Labor Market Is Good, but Slack Remains
Slack in the labor market implies that the available workforce is being underutilized. One of the indicators pointing to slack is the labor force participation rate.
What Are Ensco’s Capex Plans for Newbuilds through 2019?
In the first half of 2016, Ensco (ESV) had cash flow from operations of $800 million compared to $891 million in the same period last year.
Why Magnetar Financial disposes position in EQT
The company missed on 4Q13 earnings and revenue back in February.
Noble: Floaters Suffered More than Jack-Ups for the First Time
For Noble Corporation, 63% of total revenue comes from ultra-deepwater floaters. Also, 16% of revenue comes from deepwater floaters and 21% from jack-ups.
Must-know: Ocean Rig stock could double over the next year
I believe this stock could double over the next year from $20 to $40 as it’s rerated due to the lucrative MLP structure.
Will Diamond Offshore’s Financial Health Further Deteriorate?
Due to the deteriorating leverage and liquidity position, Standard & Poors lowered Diamond Offshore’s credit rating from A- to BBB+ in April 2015.
Why Oilfield Services Stocks Led the Energy Space Last Week
Between September 14 and 21, upstream stock Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) gained the most on our list of energy stocks.
Must-know positions traded by Blue Harbour Group
Blue Harbour Group was founded in 2004. It manages capital on behalf of pension funds, endowments, and other institutional investors.
Blue Harbour exits position in DeVry Education Group
DeVry University has seen revenue fall in previous fiscal years due to a decrease in new and total student enrollments. The decline is expected to continue into fiscal year 2015.
Rowan Companies sees activist interest from Blue Harbour
Rowan Companies plc is a global provider of contract drilling services in the ultra-deepwater and shallow water jack-up market. It has a fleet of 34 offshore drilling units, including four ultra-deepwater drillships, all of which are currently under long-term contracts.
These Stocks Outperformed the Energy Space Last Week
Between January 18 and January 25, oilfield services stock Weatherford International rose the most among the energy stocks under review in this series.
Jefferies and Susquehanna Revised Target Prices for Ensco
In Week 30, which ended on July 27, analysts revised their target prices for Ensco after its second-quarter results.
US Offshore Rig Count Fell by Two in Week 30
The US offshore rig count in Week 30, which ended July 27, was 16, one less than the previous week and eight less YoY (year-over-year).
Noble Secures Contract with Encana and Total
According to Noble’s latest fleet status report, the company has secured two contracts and one contract extension for its jackup rigs.
Must-Know Highlights from Transocean’s Q2 2018 Results
Transocean (RIG) released its second-quarter results yesterday after the markets closed. Let’s take a look.
Ensco’s Capex Guidance for the Second Half of 2018
In the first half of 2018, Ensco had negative cash flows from operations of $18 million—compared to its positive cash flow of ~$130.5 million the previous year.
Why Diamond Offshore Stock Rose More than 5% this Morning
Diamond Offshore released its second-quarter results today before the markets opened. Let’s take a look.
What You Need to Know before Transocean’s Q2 2018 Earnings
Transocean (RIG) is set to release its second-quarter results today after the markets close. Let’s see what analysts expect.
Offshore Drilling Rig Count and Stocks Fell in Week 29
In Week 29, which ended on July 20, all offshore drilling stocks traded in the red. Seadrill (SDRL) fell the most.
How Analysts Rate Noble, Pre-Q2 2018 Results
Analysts’ consensus rating for Noble is 3.2 on a scale of 1 (“strong buy”) to 5 (“strong sell”), meaning “hold.”
Four Analysts Revised Target Prices for Offshore Drilling Companies
In Week 28, RBC Capital, BMO, Evercore, and Susquehanna revised target prices for offshore drilling companies.
Diamond Offshore Has the Most ‘Sell’ Ratings among Peers
In this part of our series, we’ll compare Wall Street analysts’ consensus ratings for the offshore drilling companies we’ve been analyzing.
Offshore Drilling Companies’ Technical Indicators
Earlier in this series, we analyzed and compared the business fundamentals of different offshore drilling companies. Now we’ll look at the technical indicators for these offshore drillers (XLE).
Comparing Offshore Drilling Companies’ Liquidity
Along with a company’s long-term solvency, it’s important to look at its liquidity position.
Which Offshore Drillers Have the Highest and Lowest Leverage?
Offshore drilling (XLE) companies are capital-intensive, so looking at their financial leverage is very important. The debt-to-equity ratio and net debt-to-EBITDA ratio show these companies’ financial leverage.
Top Energy Gainers Last Week
On July 6–13, upstream stock Sanchez Energy (SN) saw the highest gain on our list of energy stocks.
The Top Energy Decliners in the Week Ended July 6
During the week ended July 6, US crude oil August futures and natural gas August futures fell 0.5% and 2.3%, respectively.
US Gasoline Inventories Help Gasoline Futures
US gasoline futures rose 0.6% to $2.13 per gallon on July 5 due to the larger-than-expected drop in gasoline inventories.
A Close Look at the International Offshore Rig Count
In May, the international offshore rig count was 198, up by four from 194 in April.
Jefferies Revises Ratings and Target Prices for Offshore Drillers
In Week 25, which ended June 22, Jefferies downgraded one offshore driller and revised the target prices for others.
On June 22, Offshore Drilling Stocks Rose on Volume Spike
On June 22, three offshore drilling stocks traded at unusually high volumes, which led to prices rising.
Offshore Drillers: Analysts’ Second-Quarter Revenue Estimates
Transocean’s (RIG) estimated second-quarter revenues are $764.5 million—15% above the previous quarter and 7.5% higher YoY.
Analyzing Offshore Drilling Companies’ First-Quarter EBITDA
In the first quarter, Ensco’s EBITDA fell to $91.3 million from $98.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The first-quarter EBITDA was 45.3% lower YoY.
Comparing Ensco’s Backlog with Transocean and Diamond Offshore
As of March 31, Ensco (ESV) had a total contracted backlog of $2.7 billion—compared to $3.8 billion as of December 31, 2017.
All Offshore Tanker Stocks Fell in Week 24
In Week 4, which ended June 15, offshore drilling stocks fell along with oil prices ahead of OPEC ’s meeting scheduled for June 22.
Week 24: Where Was the US Offshore Rig Count Headed?
The US offshore rig count in Week 24, which ended June 15, was 20, the same as the previous week.
Analyzing Noble’s June Fleet Status Report
On June 7, Noble (NE) released its June fleet status report. Most of the offshore drilling companies don’t publish a monthly fleet status report.
Transocean’s Second-Quarter and 2018 Capex Guidance
In the first quarter, Transocean’s (RIG) cash flow from operations dropped to $103 million from $244 million in the previous quarter.
Week 21: Offshore Rig Count Is Flat Compared to Previous Week
Last week, the US offshore rig count was at 19, the same as it was in the previous week.
Analysts’ Revisions for Ensco and Rowan Companies
On April 30, Wells Fargo reduced the target price for Ensco to $5 from $6. In week 17, Susquehanna reduced the target price for Ensco to $5 from $5.5.
Last Week’s Biggest Losses among Energy Stocks
Between April 20 and April 27, oilfield services stock Ensco (ESV) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.
Analysts’ Revisions for Offshore Drilling Stocks
None of the analysts revised their recommendation or target prices for offshore drilling stocks in week 12.
Which Offshore Drilling Company’s Backlog Rose from 4Q17?
As of February 19, 2018, Transocean (RIG) had a backlog of $12.8 billion—up from $9.4 billion in October 2017.
Why 7 Analysts Revised Rowan Companies’ Target Price
On March 5, 2018, UBS reduced Rowan Companies’ target price to $17 from $18. On March 2, 2018, Wells Fargo cut the target price to $12 from $16.
Rowan Companies: Fighting the Downturn
As of December 31, 2017, Rowan Companies has long-term debt of $2.5 billion. The company doesn’t have any debt maturities in 2018.
Rowan Companies’ Provided Its 2018 Capex Guidance
In 4Q17, Rowan Companies’ (RDC) capital expenditure or capex was $22 million. The capex was lower than the previous estimate.
Dissecting Rowan Companies’ Backlog
As of February 13, 2018, Rowan Companies (RDC) had a backlog of $456 million—down from $1.7 billion in February 2017.
Rowan Companies: Analyzing Its 4Q17 Revenue
Rowan Companies’ total drilling revenue for 4Q17 was $296 million—1.7% higher than $291 million in 3Q17.
Week 10: Offshore Drilling Industry Update
Rowan Companies had the worst YTD returns as of March 9, 2018. The stock has fallen 23.2% since the start of the year.
Which Energy Stocks Fell More than the Oil Market Last Week?
On February 23–March 2, 2018, upstream stock California Resources (CRC) was the largest loser on our list of energy stocks.
Transocean’s Fleet: Rig Additions and Subtractions in 2017
In 2017, Transocean added two ultra-deepwater newbuild drillships—Deepwater Pontus and Deepwater Poseidon—to its fleet.
How Diamond Offshore’s Debt Profile Stands after 4Q17
As of December 31, 2017, Diamond Offshore had long-term debt of $1.97 billion—compared to $1.98 billion in the previous year.
Diamond Offshore’s Backlog and Contracts
As of January 1, 2018, Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) had a backlog of $2.4 billion—compared to $3.5 billion on January 1, 2017.
Analyzing Diamond Offshore’s 4Q17 Revenues
Diamond Offshore Drilling’s total 4Q17 drilling revenue was $338 million—a fall of almost 6% from $357 million in 3Q17.
Drilling Deep into Diamond Offshore’s 4Q17 Results
Diamond Offshore Drilling’s (DO) total revenue fell 5.4% in 4Q17 to $346 million—compared to $366 million in 3Q17.
Shallow Water Drilling Permits Rose, Deepwater Permits Fell
In December 2017, no drilling permits were issued in the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow waters. In November, one drilling permit was issued.
The Only 2 Offshore Drillers That Still Pay Dividends
Slumping oil prices have put offshore drillers (IYE) under financial pressure. The first victim of this pressure has been dividends.
Comparing Offshore Drillers’ Leverages
Offshore drilling (IYE) companies are capital intensive, so looking at their financial leverages is very important.
The Offshore Drillers with the Highest and Lowest Credit Ratings
Among the offshore drillers under our consideration in this series, Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) has the highest credit rating by Moody’s at “Ba3.”
Which Offshore Driller Has the Highest Backlog among Its Peers?
In this article, we’ll look at offshore drillers’ backlogs in comparison to their revenues.
Diamond Offshore Drilling: 4Q Analyst Estimates, Recommendations
Of the 32 analysts covering Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), only 9% recommend a “buy” or equivalent for the stock.
Is Analyst Sentiment toward Ensco Turning Bullish?
Of the 32 analysts covering Ensco, 47% recommend a “buy” or some equivalent for ESV stock.
What’s in Store for the US Offshore Rig Count?
The US offshore rig count stood at 19 in the week ended December 22, 2017.
How Many Drilling Permits Were Issued in November?
In November 2017, one drilling permit was issued in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Where Is the Offshore Rig Count Heading?
In October 2017, the international offshore rig count was 204—down 14 rigs from 190 in the previous month.
Production Cut Extension Could Influence US Natural Gas Rigs
Baker Hughes, a GE company, is scheduled to release its US crude oil and natural gas rig count report on December 1, 2017.
How Rig Count and Oil Prices Trended Last Week
The US offshore rig count for the week ending November 10, 2017, was 18, unchanged from the previous week.