World News: 00:29 GMT Saturday 9th November 2019. [SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
HOUSTON, Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SMHI) (the “Company” or “SEACOR Marine”), a leading provider of marine and support transportation services to offshore oil and natural gas and wind farm facilities worldwide, today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2019.
As a result of the announcement of the pending sale of its North Sea Standby Safety business on November 1, 2019, the Company has classified its standby safety assets as held for sale as of the end of the third quarter 2019. The highlights included below represent the results from continuing operations, which exclude the standby safety operations because they are classified as discontinued operations.
Third quarter highlights from continuing operations include:
Chief Executive Officer John Gellert commented on SEACOR Marine's third quarter results:
“I am pleased with our performance during the third quarter of 2019, which saw the highest direct vessel profit (“DVP”) and utilization from continuing operations since the fourth quarter of 2014. This improved margin reflects the strategic positioning and high grading of our fleet worldwide. We continued to implement our aggressive cost-cutting initiative and have already achieved more than 50% of our annualized target savings, and expect full implementation by mid 2020.
“Consistent with our strategy of reducing costs, we are actively identifying opportunities to optimize our regional footprint and are focusing our resources on core assets, regions and services with the highest earning potential. This past quarter we announced the sale of our North Sea standby safety business, which will occur in the fourth quarter of 2019. In addition to this pending sale, we sold seven vessels during the third quarter, bringing our total vessel sales to 15 for the year. I remain confident that these efforts will put us on the path to achieving profitability independent of a full market recovery in oil and gas services.”
For the third quarter of 2019, net loss attributable to SEACOR Marine’s continuing operations was $11.4 million ($0.49 loss per basic and diluted share), and operating loss was $4.4 million. Net loss attributable to SEACOR Marine’s continuing operations for the third quarter of 2018 was $18.9 million ($.85 loss per basic and diluted share) and operating loss was $13.5 million.
Please visit SEACOR Marine’s website at www.seacormarine.com for additional information.For all other requests, contact Connie Morinello at (346) 980-1700 or InvestorRelations@seacormarine.com
Globe Newswire: 00:29 GMT Saturday 9th November 2019
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