BOURBON - Press Release: First Half 2014 results

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PARIS, Sept. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BOURBON First Half 2014: Strong cost control helps offset weak dollar

  • Adjusted revenues up 8.9% at constant rates, reflecting an increase in the size of the fleet, despite a lower utilization rate (adjusted revenues increased 1.5% at current rates)
  • Adjusted EBITDAR as a percentage of adjusted revenues, remained at a stable level of 34.4% following good cost control over the period
  • Adjusted EBIT decreased more than 50% largely due to €41.8 million increase in bareboat charter costs year on year, not fully offset by capital gains
  • Positive free cash flow of almost €250 million enabled further debt reduction for a total of €556 million since June 30, 2013
  H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014/2013 H2 2013  
 
           
Operational indicators          
           
Number of vessels (FTE)* 487.9 460.1 +6.0% 476.1  
Number of vessels (end of period)** 501 472 +29 vessels 485  
Technical availability rate (%) 95.2% 93.5% +1.7 pts 95.5%  
Average utilization rate (%) 81.5% 83.4% -1.9 pts 83.2%  
Average daily rate $/d 12,207 11,579 +5.4% 11,901  
           
       * FTE: full time equivalent.

       ** vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).
 
           
Financial performance          
Adjusteda Revenues 657.7 647.9 +1.5% 664.1  
(change at constant rate)     (+8.9%)    
Adjusteda Costs (excl. bareboat charters) (431.4) (424.8) +1.6% (436.8)  
Adjusteda EBITDAR (ex. cap. Gain) 226.3 223.0 +1.5% 227.3  
          EBITDAR / Revenues 34.4% 34.4%   34.2%  
Adjusteda EBITDA 190.9 221.0 -13.6% 354.7  
Adjusteda EBIT 41.5 92.1 -54.9% 210.5  
IFRS 11 impact *** (0.8) (1.0)   (1.7)  
EBIT 40.7 91.1 -55.3% 208.9  
Net income  10.6 30.9 -65.7% 112.5  
Net income (group share) (4.8) 14.4 n/a 100.5  
           

*** effect of consolidation of  jointly controlled companies using the equity method.

(a) see page 2

         
Average utilization rate (excl. crewboats) 88.9% 89.0% -0.1 pt 90.0%
Average daily rate (excluding crewboats $/d) 19,541 19,431 +0.6% 19,459

"Offshore markets during the first half of 2014 were affected by a slowdown in activity, partly due to cost reductions by oil & gas companies and delays on some projects", says Christian Lefèvre, Chief Executive Officer of BOURBON. "BOURBON showed strong improvement in cost control while taking delivery of 23 vessels during the period, bringing the total number of vessels under operation to 500 offshore supply vessels."

a) see appendix I for details
Consolidated results for the 1st half of 2014 were established for the first time according to the new accounting standards IFRS 10, IFRS 11 and IFRS 12, IAS 27 amended and IAS 28 amended relating to consolidation which became mandatory as of January 1, 2014. Specifically, joint ventures on which BOURBON has joint control are now consolidated using the equity method which replaces the proportionate consolidation method. Comparative figures are restated accordingly.

The adjusted financial information is presented by Activity and by segment based on the internal reporting system and shows internal segment information used by the principal operating decision maker to manage and measure the performance of BOURBON   (IFRS   8). The principles of internal reporting do not reflect the application of the new IFRS 10, IFRS 11 and IFRS 12, IAS 27 amended and IAS 28 amended. Consequently, joint ventures are still proportionately consolidated, as in previous years.

Half year 2014 market and operational highlights

  • A high, stable oil price enabled continued investment in offshore activity by oil majors and national oil companies while cost reduction objectives and some project delays have slowed the demand for offshore vessels
  • The global deepwater PSV fleet is facing overcapacity due to the high number of deliveries of new vessels coming from shipyards
  • BOURBON is focused on operational excellence in execution:
    • Safety remains a strength at BOURBON, with TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate per million hours worked) of 0.61
    • Technical availability of 95.2% in the first half of 2014 follows the strong performance in 2013 of 94.5%
    • BOURBON is continuing its focus on cost control through its standardization policy
  • Utilization rates excluding crewboats historically have been within an 87%-92% tunnel, in line with long-term expectations; during the 1st half of 2014, the performance was in the lower part of this range

Half year 2014 results/additional highlights

  • EBITDAR as a percent of revenues, compared with the 1st half 2013, showed improvements in Shallow water and Subsea and stable performance in Deepwater, reflecting strong cost control overall despite high level of vessel deliveries and the negative impact of foreign exchange rates
  • A decline in activity in the crewboat segment in West Africa had an impact on average utilization rates versus 1st half 2013 and on EBITDA
  • Revenues were mixed across regions compared with the first half of 2013, with Asia increasing 25% primarily due to the addition of new and larger vessels to the fleet , Americas down 5%, Europe & Mediterranean/Middle East and West Africa stable
  • Average daily rates increased in most segments compared with the 1st half of 2013 with delivery of larger or high end vessels in all segments and in the shallow water segment rates remained stable while increasing the fleet by 23%

MARINE SERVICES

Operational Business Indicators H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 / H2 2013
H1 2013
Number of vessels FTE * 469.9 440.4 +29.5 vessels 456.5
Technical availability rate 95.3% 93.5% +1.8 pts 95.6%
Average utilization rate 81.2% 83.2% -2.0 pts 82.9%
* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).
         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014/ H2 2013
H1 2013
Revenues 543.1 527.3 +3.0% 537.4
costs (excluding bareboat charter costs) (364.3) (351.4) +3.7% (361.2)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 178.7 175.9 +1.6% 176.2
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) / Revenues 32.9% 33.4% -0.4 pts 32.8%
EBITDA 138.9 173.9 -20.2% 270.3
EBIT 12.4 67.6 -81.6% 150.9

Revenues increased 3%, a result which was impacted by the foreign exchange rates during the 1st half 2014. BOURBON continued its current investment program, adding a significant number of vessels during a softening market. The reduction in EBIT was a combined result of the higher level of bareboat charter costs and the addition of provision for dry docks for these vessels.

Marine Services : Deepwater offshore vessels

Operational Business Indicators H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Number of vessels FTE * 72.2 72.1 +0.1 vessel 71.6
Technical availability rate 92.9% 94.5% -1.6pts 95.9%
Average utilization rate 87.9% 88.4% -0.5 pt 89.4%
Average daily rate ($/day) 23,008 21,789 +5.6% 22,482
* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter)
         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Revenues 190.7 195.3 -2.3% 196.3
costs (excluding bareboat charter costs) (116.6) (119.8) -2.6% (125.5)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 74.1 75.5 -1.9% 70.7
EBITDAR / Revenues 38.8% 38.7% +0.2 pt 36.0%
EBITDA 50.0 73.6 -32.0% 122.9

The 1st half of 2014 saw the delivery of the new mid size deepwater PSV Bourbon Explorer with excellent feedback from customers. While the revenues were impacted by lower average utilization rates and underperforming technical availability on one side and the exchange rate on the other side, the cost control performance resulted in a stable EBITDAR margin of 38.8 %.
Deepwater segment remains a strong contributor to BOURBON cash generation, in a market where the impact of the large size PSV oversupply still has to be evaluated.

Marine Services : Shallow water offshore vessels

 Operational Business Indicators H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Number of vessels FTE* 128.0 104.0 +24 vessels 115.1
Technical availability rate 96.5% 96.1% +0.4 pt 96.1%
Average utilization rate 89.5% 89.4% +0.1 pt 90.2%
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 14,070 14,078 -0.1% 13,877
*  Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).
         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Revenues 211.5 182.9 +15.6% 193.0
costs (excluding bareboat charter costs) (142.2) (127.7) +11.3% (129.8)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 69.3 55.2 +25.4% 63.2
EBITDAR / Revenues 32.8% 30.2% +2.6 pts 32.7%
EBITDA 53.5 55.2 -3.1% 105.1

With 23% fleet growth and stable day rates compared to H1 2013, Shallow water revenues grow by 15,6% reflecting the impact of the weak dollar compared to the Euro.
Cost control and operational excellence lead to a cost increase limited to 11.3% which account for the good EBITDAR performance of €69.3 million, a 25.4% increase compared to last year. The increasing number of bareboated vessels have impacted, as expected, the EBITDA generation standing at €53.5 million, a 3.1% decrease compared with H1 2013.

Marine Services : Crewboat vessels

 Operational Business Indicators H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Number of vessels FTE 269.7 264.3 +5.4 vessels 269.9
Technical availability rate 95.4% 92.2% +3.2 pts 95.3%
Average utilization rate 75.5% 79.3% -3.8 pts 78.0%
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 5,250 5,083 +3.3% 5,270
 
         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Revenues 140.9 149.1 -5.5% 148.1
costs (excluding bareboat charter costs) (105.5) (103.9) +1.5% (105.9)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 35.3 45.1 -21.7% 42.2
EBITDAR / Revenues 25.1% 30.3% -5.2 pts 28.5%
EBITDA 35.3 45.1 -21.7% 42.2

Despite an increase in the size of the fleet, the softer conditions in certain countries in the West Africa region contributed to the utilization rate dropping by 5 point and in combination with a weaker dollar, revenues declined by 5.5% also directly impacting the level of EBITDAR.

Subsea Services

 Operational Business Indicators H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Number of vessels FTE* 17.0 18.7 -1.7 vessels 18.6
Technical availability rate 93.3% 92.8% +0.5 pt 94.1%
Average utilization rate 88.8% 89.2% -0.4 pt 91.3%
Average daily rate (in US$/day) 46,452 40,262 +15.4% 42,226
*  Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).
         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Revenues 105.3 109.0 -3.4% 114.3
costs (excluding bareboat charter costs) (59.7) (63.8) -6.5% (65.6)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 45.6 45.1 +1.1% 48.7
EBITDAR / Revenues 43.3% 41.4% +1.9 pts 42.6%
EBITDA 50.1 45.0 +11.3% 82.0
EBIT 29.8 24.7 +20.5% 58.9

Since last year, 2 vessels were transferred from Subsea Services to Marine Services and one has been sold, while two large Bourbon Evolution IMR vessels joined the fleet. Operationnal performance was stable, resulting in a good level of revenues, exchange rates permitting.
Good cost control within the activity lead to an improved EBITDAR margin. Capital gains on vessel sales and bareboat charter back more than offset the increase in bareboat charter costs, leading to strong EBITDA generation.
The market favors cost competitive solutions from IMR vessels, which translates into good demand for the new series of Bourbon Evolution still to be delivered.

Other

         
Adjusted Financial Performance

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013 Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013
Revenues 9.4 11.6 -19.5% 12.3
costs (7.4) (9.6) -22.6% (9.9)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 1.9 2.0 -5.0% 2.4
EBITDAR / Revenues 20.7% 17.5% +3.2 pts 19.7%
EBITDA 1.9 2.0 -5.0% 2.5
EBIT (0.7) (0.2) n/a 0.7

Using chartered vessels has two advantages for BOURBON: it makes it possible to meet client demands and generate contracts while new vessels are being built and added to the fleet. Using chartered vessels also enables BOURBON to offer vessels that are not part of its regular line of services when needed for global calls for tenders. Volatility of "Other" revenues is largely due to the variation in the number of chartered vessels during the period.

Consolidated Capital Employed 6/30/2014 12/31/2013
In millions of euros
     
Net non-current Assets 2,615.5 2,554.7
Assets held for sale 244.2 498.5
Working Capital 250.7 198.9
     
Total Capital Employed 3,110.4 3,252.1
     
Shareholders equity 1,426.1 1,484.8
Non-current liabilities (provisions and deferred taxes) 89.7 65.3
Net debt 1,594.6 1,702.0
     
Total Capital Employed 3,110.4 3,252.1
     

Net non-current assets increased due to the delivery of vessels that are not part of the vessel sale and bareboat charter agreements. Meanwhile, the decrease in assets held for sale reflects the continued progress of delivering vessels to ICBCL during the 1st Half of 2014.

The reduction in gearing ratio (net debt/shareholders equity) since December 31, 2013 was relatively small, due to the payment of the dividend. The more significant reduction in this ratio is seen when comparing to the end of June 2013, when vessel sale proceeds began to impact net debt. This reduction was significant with a 27% reduction in the ratio from 1.53 to the current level of 1.12. thanks to total  proceeds from the disposal of vessels of $US1.3 billion.
 

Consolidated Sources and uses of Cash

In millions of euros
H1 2014 H1 2013
         
Cash generated by operations 593.7   212.6  
Vessels in service (A)   167.0   208.0
Vessels sale   426.7   4.5
         
Cash out for : (114.7)   (115.2)  
Interest   (27.6)   (34.8)
Taxes (B)   (4.5)   (17.6)
Dividends   (82.6)   (62.9)
         
Net Cash from activity 479.1   97.4  
         
Net debt changes (150.1)   122.5  
         
Use of cash for (343.0)   (224.7)  
Investments   (284.1)   (216.1)
Working capital (C)   (59.0)   (8.6)
         
Other sources and uses of cash 14.1   4.8  
         
         
Free cash flow 246.2   (29.7)  
Net Cash flow from operating activities (A+B+C)   103.5   181.9
acquisition of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets   (284.1)   (216.1)
sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets   426.7   4.5
         

The two primary sources of cash generation for BOURBON are from the vessels in service as a ship operator and the sale of vessels as a ship owner. From these sources of cash, the stakeholders such as banks, government entities and shareholders receive a portion in the form of interest, taxes and dividends. Another use of cash is for the continued high level of investment in assets for the business and required working capital increases. These various uses of cash make the speed of debt reduction less rapid, though still significant.

The free cash flow generated through the combined vessel operator and vessel owner elements of the business has made a significant improvement since the beginning of the vessel sale and bareboat charter program, moving from a negative free cash flow position in H1 2013 to a strong positive free cash flow of close to €250 million at the end of H1 2014. This has enabled BOURBON to reduce its net debt significantly over this period.

OUTLOOK

Despite a stable level of oil prices for the past several years, oil & gas companies are expected to continue their cost reduction efforts and to be more selective in their investment decisions and more focused on existing well production. In addition, there is some uncertainty on the timeframe to execute projects.

On the other hand, the rig count is expected to continue to increase. Only a portion of the approximately 200 rigs under construction will be replacing older rigs, which is favorable for the demand of offshore vessels (OSV). A high contractor backlog through 2016 could also have a positive impact on demand for OSVs. On average, we anticipate a stable demand for offshore support vessels.

On the supply side, the high number of large PSVs coming out of the shipyards could negatively affect the spot market. This should have only a small impact on BOURBON, taking into account the high contractualization rate of its PSVs.

BOURBON is focusing on service execution with a strong commitment to cost reduction, thanks to the standardized fleet of 500 vessels.

MAJOR OPERATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following the success of the public tender offer and taking into account the 16,226,089 shares tendered to the offer, JACCAR Holdings holds, in concert with Mach Invest International and its affiliates, 41,613,701 BOURBON shares, representing 55,81% of the share capital and theoretical voting rights of BOURBON and 58,13% of effective voting rights. JACCAR Holdings holds alone 35,639,941 shares in BOURBON, representing 47.80% of the share capital and theoretical voting rights of BOURBON and 49.78% of effective voting rights.
  • The controlling shareholders will take the time it needs to study BOURBON's options from 2015 onwards and therefore, new outlook for BOURBON following the current business plan will be presented during the 1st half of 2015
  • As an update on BOURBON's sale of 51 vessels for up to US$1.5 billion to ICBCL the transfer of 43 vessels have been completed for a total proceeds of US$1.3 billion, including 4 vessels that have been transferred since July 1, 2014
  • To date, the vessels transferred to ICBCL comprise 7 Deepwater vessels, 31 Shallow water vessels and 5 Subsea vessels
  • The $US150 million agreement with Standard Chartered Bank for the sale of 6 vessels remains on track and the remaining 3 vessels are targeted to be transferred before the end of 2014

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The accounts for the first half of 2014 were closed by the Board of Directors on Monday, August 25, 2014
  • The accounts for the first half of 2014 underwent a limited examination by the statutory auditors
  • BOURBON's results will continue to be affected by the €/US$ exchange rate

FINANCIAL CALENDAR

3rd Quarter 2014 financial information press release November 5, 2014
4th Quarter 2014 & full year 2014 financial information press release February 4, 2015
2014 Annual Results press release and presentation March 4, 2015

APPENDIX I

Reconciliation of adjusted financial information with the consolidated financial statements

The adjustment items are the effects of the consolidation of joint ventures according to the equity method. At June 30, 2014 and for the comparative periods presented, adjustment elements are:

       
In millions of euros H1 2014 Adjusted IFRS 11 Impact* H1 2014

Consolidated
Revenues 657.7 (15.1) 642.6
Direct Costs & General and Administrative costs (431.4) 9.6 (421.8)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 226.3 (5.5) 220.8
Bareboat charter costs (45.2) - (45.2)
EBITDA (excluding capital gains) 181.1 (5.5) 175.6
Capital gain 9.9 - 9.9
EBITDA 190.9 (5.5) 185.4
Depreciation, Amortization & Provisions (149.4) 1.3 (148.1)
Share of results from companies under the equity method 0.0 3.5 3.5
EBIT 41.5 (0.8) 40.7
*effect of consolidation of  jointly controlled companies using the equity method.
Consolidated comparative figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards since January 1, 2014
In millions of euros H1 2013 Adjusted IFRS 11 Impact* H1 2013

Consolidated

(restated)
Revenues 647.9 (8.5) 639.4
Direct Costs & General and Administrative costs (424.8) 1.2 423.7
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 223.0 (7.3) 215.7
Bareboat charter costs (3.4) 0.0 (3.4)
EBITDA (excluding capital gains) 219.6 (7.3) 212.3
Capital gain 1.4 - 1.4
EBITDA 221.0 (7.3) 213.7
Depreciation, Amortization & Provisions (128.9) 1.9 (127.0)
Share of results from companies under the equity method 0.0 4.4 4.4
EBIT 92.1 (1.0) 91.1
*effect of consolidation of  jointly controlled companies  using the equity method.
       
In millions of euros H2 2013 Adjusted IFRS 11 Impact* H2 2013

Consolidated

(restated)
Revenues 664.1 (13.8) 650.2
Direct Costs & General and Administrative costs (436.8) 5.5 (431.2)
EBITDAR (excluding capital gains) 227.3 (8.3) 219.0
Bareboat charter costs (9.7) - (9.7)
EBITDA (excluding capital gains) 217.6 (8.3) 209.3
Capital gain 137.2 - 137.2
EBITDA 354.7 (8.3) 346.4
Depreciation, Amortization & Provisions (144.2) 2.2 (142.0)
Share of results from companies under the equity method 0.0 4.4 4.5
EBIT 210.5 (1.7) 208.9
*effect of consolidation of  jointly controlled companies using the equity method.

APPENDIX II

Simplified Consolidated Income Statement

 In millions of euros (except per share data) H1 2014 H1 2013

(restated)**
Var. H1 2014 /

H1 2013
H2 2013

(restated)**
 
 
           
Revenues 642.6 639.4 +0.5% 650.2  
Direct costs (351.3) (358.1) -1.9% (361.1)  
General & Administrative costs (70.5) (65.6) +7.5% (70.1)  
           
EBITDAR excluding capital gains 220.8 215.7 +2.3% 219.0  
           
Bareboat charter costs (45.2) (3.4)   (9.7)  
           
EBITDA excluding capital gains 175.6 212.3 -17.3% 209.3  
           
Capital gain 9.9 1.4   137.2  
Gross operating income (EBITDA) 185.4 213.7 -13.2% 346.4  
           
           
Depreciation, Amortization & Provisions (148.1) (127.0) +16.7% (142.0)  
Share of results from companies under the equity method 3.5 4.4 -20.7% 4.5  
Operating income (EBIT) 40.7 91.1 -55.3% 208.9  
           
           
Financial profit/loss (14.7) (43.0) -65.7% (90.4)  
Income tax (15.4) (17.1) -10.0% (9.9)  
Income on equity interests sold - -   3.9  
Income from discontinued operations - -   -  
Net Income 10.6 30.9 -65.7% 112.5  
           
           
Minority interests (15.4) (16.5) -6.3% (12.0)  
Net income (Group share) (4.8) 14.4   100.5  
           
           
Earnings per share (0.07) 0.20      
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 71,586,260 71,583,636      
           

** consolidated 2013 figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards.

APPENDIX III

Simplified Consolidated Balance Sheet

In millions of euros 6/30/2014 12/31/2013
(restated)**
  6/30/2014 12/31/2013
(restated)**
           
      Shareholders' equity 1,426.1 1,484.8
           
Net property, plant and equipment 2,535.9 2,473.8 Financial debt > 1 year 1,139.8 1,308.5
Other non-current assets 141.4 143.7 Other non-current liabilities 132.0 124.3
           
TOTAL  NON-CURRENT ASSETS 2,677.2 2,617.5 TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 1,271.8 1,432.8
           
Cash on hand and in banks 352.3 768.2 Financial debt < 1 year 807.1 1,161.7
Other currents assets 561.8 495.1 Other current liabilities 330.6 299.9
           
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 914.2 1,263.3 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 1,137.7 1,461.6
           
Non-current assets held for sale 244.2 498.5 Liabilities directly associated with non-current assets classified as held for sale - -
           
      TOTAL LIABILITIES 2,409.5 2,894.4
TOTAL ASSETS 3,835.6 4,379.2 TOTAL LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 3,835.6 4,379.2

** consolidated 2013 figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards.

APPENDIX IV

Simplified Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

In millions of euros H1 2014 H1 2013
(restated)**
     
Cash flow from operating activities    
     
consolidated net income (loss) 10.6 30.9
Other adjustments to cash flow from operating activities 93.0 150.9
     
Net cash flow from operating activities (A) 103.5 181.9
     
     
Cash flow from investing activities    
     
acquisition of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (284.1) (216.1)
sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 426.7 4.5
other cash flow from investing activities 13.1 (0.4)
     
Net Cash flow used in investing activities (B) 155.8 (211.9)
     
     
Cash flow from financing activities    
     
net increase (decrease) in borrowings (306.2) (76.7)
dividends paid to shareholders of the group (71.6) (53.4)
cost of net debt (27.6) (34.8)
other cash flow from financing activities (10.0) (4.3)
     
Net Cash flow used in financing activities (C) (415.4) (169.1)
     
     
Impact from the change in exchange rates (D) 2.8 (2.1)
Change in net cash (A) + (B) + (C) + (D) (153.3) (201.3)
     
     
Net cash at beginning of period 99.0 38.3
Change in net cash (153.3) (201.3)
Net cash at end of period (54.3) (163.0)
     
     
Free cash flow calculation    
     
Net Cash flow from operating activities 103.5 181.9
acquisition of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (284.1) (216.1)
sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 426.7 4.5
     
Free cash flow 246.2 (29.7)
     

** consolidated 2013 figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards.

APPENDIX V

Quarterly adjusted revenue breakdown

In millions of euros   2014   2013
  Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services   272.7 270.3   270.3 267.0 268.7 258.5
Deepwater offshore vessels   97.1 93.6   95.7 100.6 102.3 93.0
Shallow water offshore vessels   106.3 105.1   100.0 93.0 90.1 92.8
Crewboats   69.3 71.6   74.7 73.4 76.3 72.8
Subsea Services   53.3 52.0   55.4 58.9 57.3 51.6
Other   4.6 4.7   5.8 6.5 6.7 4.9
Total adjusted revenues   330.6 327.1   331.6 332.4 332.8 315.1
Adjustments *   (8.1) (7.0)   (6.0) (7.8) (4.3) (4.2)
TOTAL CONSOLIDATED **   322.6 320.0   325.6 324.6 328.5 310.9


* effect of consolidation of  joint ventures using the equity method.

** consolidated 2013 figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards.

Quarterly average utilization rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In %   2014   2013
  Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services   80.0 82.4   83.3 82.4 82.4 83.9
Deepwater offshore vessels   87.2 88.6   90.1 88.8 90.0 86.6
Shallow water offshore vessels   87.8 91.2   90.2 90.2 89.1 89.8
Crewboats   74.3 76.6   78.4 77.5 77.7 80.8
Subsea Services   83.9 94.4   89.2 93.6 88.0 90.6
"Total fleet excluding Crewboats"   87.3 90.6   90.1 90.0 89.3 88.7
"Total fleet" average utilization rate   80.2 82.8   83.5 82.9 82.6 84.2

Quarterly average daily rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In US$/day   2014   2013
  Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Deepwater offshore vessels   23,219 22,839   22,241 22,683 22,092 21,392
Shallow water offshore vessels   14,006 14,199   14,013 13,728 13,850 14,315
Crewboats   5,197 5,323   5,309 5,204 5,122 5,034
Subsea Services   46,868 45,407   43,120 41,331 40,644 40,405
"Total fleet excluding Crewboats" average daily

rate
  19,588 19,497   19,329 19,573 19,458 19,427

Quarterly number of vessels (end of period)

In number of vessels*   2014   2013
  Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services   481 479   466 459 452 445
Deepwater offshore vessels   74 73   72 71 73 73
Shallow water offshore vessels 133 130 122 117 109 105
Crewboats 274 276 272 271 270 267
Subsea Services   19 18   18 19 19 19
 FLEET  TOTAL   500 497   484 478 471 464


* Vessels operated by BOURBON (including vessels owned or on bareboat charter).

Quarterly deliveries of vessels

In number of vessels   2014   2013
  Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Marine Services   8 12   10 9 9 9
Deepwater offshore vessels   1 2   1 0 1 1
Shallow water offshore vessels 3 6 5 8 4 3
Crewboats 4 4 4 1 4 5
Subsea Services   1 2   0 0 0 1
 FLEET  TOTAL   9 14   10 9 9 10

Half-year adjusted revenue breakdown

In millions of euros   2014

H1
  2013
    H2 H1
Marine Services   543.1   537.4 527.3
Deepwater offshore vessels   190.7   196.3 195.3
Shallow water offshore vessels   211.5   193.0 182.9
Crewboats   140.9   148.1 149.1
Subsea Services   105.3   114.3 109.0
Other   9.4   12.3 11.6
Total adjusted revenues   657.7   664.1 647.9
Adjustments *   (15.1)   (13.8) (8.5)
TOTAL CONSOLIDATED **   642.6   650.2 639.4


* effect of consolidation of  joint ventures using the equity method.

** consolidated 2013 figures have been restated according to the implementation of the new accounting standards.

Half-year average utilization rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In %   2014

H1
  2013
    H2 H1
Marine Services   81.2   82.9 83.2
Deepwater offshore vessels   87.9   89.4 88.4
Shallow water offshore vessels   89.5   90.2 89.4
Crewboats   75.5   78.0 79.3
Subsea Services   88.8   91.3 89.2
"Total fleet excluding Crewboats"   88.9   90.0 89.0
"Total fleet" average utilization rate   81.5   83.2 83.4

Half-year average daily rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet

In US$/day   2014

H1
  2013
    H2 H1
Deepwater offshore vessels   23,008   22,482 21,789
Shallow water offshore vessels   14,070   13,877 14,078
Crewboats   5,250   5,270 5,083
Subsea Services   46,452   42,226 40,262
"Total fleet excluding Crewboats" average daily rate   19,541   19,459 19,431

Half-year deliveries of vessels

In number of vessels   2014

H1
  2013
    H2 H1
Marine Services   20   19 18
Deepwater Offshore vessels   3   1 2
Shallow water Offshore 9 13 7
Crewboats 8 5 9
Subsea Services   3   0 1
FLEET TOTAL   23   19 19

Half-year expected deliveries of vessels

In number of vessels

(including vessels under construction as part of the agreement signed with ICBCL)
  2014

H2
  2015 2016
    H1 H2
Marine Services   19   8 2 1
Deepwater Offshore vessels   7   7 2 1
Shallow water Offshore 6 - - -
Crewboats 6 1 - -
Subsea Services   2   2 - -
FLEET TOTAL   21   10 2 1

Breakdown of BOURBON adjusted revenues by geographical region

In millions of euros Second quarter First half
Q2 2014 Q2 2013 Change H1 2014 H1 2013 Change
Africa 186.6 190.5 -2.1% 377.6 377.5 +0.0%
Europe & Mediterranean/Middle East 54.0 57.7 -6.6% 106.4 108.0 -1.4%
Americas 47.0 49.9 -5.8% 90.9 96.2 -5.6%
Asia 43.1 34.6 +24.7% 82.8 66.2 +25.1%

Half-year contractualization rates for the BOURBON offshore fleet (end of period)

    6/30/2014   12/31/2013 6/30/2013
Deepwater offshore vessels   78.4%   77.8% 78.1%
Shallow water offshore vessels   74.4%   77.1% 67.3%
Crewboats   67.2%   71.6% 68.2%
Subsea Services   77.8%   66.7% 68.4%

Other key indicators

Quarterly breakdown

    2014   2013
    Q2 Q1   Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1
Average €/US$ exchange rate for the quarter (in €)   1.37 1.37   1.36 1.32 1.31 1.32
€/US$ exchange rate at closing (in €)   1.37 1.38   1.38 1.35 1.31 1.28
Average price of Brent for the quarter (in US$/bbl)   110 108   109 110 102 112

Half-yearly breakdown

    2014

H1
  2013
      H2 H1
Average €/US$ exchange rate for the half year  in (€)   1.37   1.34 1.31
€/US$ exchange rate at closing (in €)   1.37   1.38 1.31
Average price of Brent for the half year (in US$/bbl)   109   109 107

_About BOURBON

Among the market leaders in marine services for offshore oil & gas, BOURBON offers the most demanding oil & gas companies a wide range of marine services, both surface and sub-surface, for offshore oil & gas fields and wind farms. These extensive services rely on a broad range of the latest-generation vessels and the expertise of more than 11,000 skilled employees. Through its 28 operating subsidiaries the group provides local services as close as possible to customers and their operations throughout the world, of the highest standards of service and safety.

BOURBON provides two operating Activities (Marine Services and Subsea Services) and also protects the French coastline for the French Navy.

In the 1 st half of 2014, BOURBON'S revenue came to €642.6 million and the company operated a fleet of 501 vessels as of June 30, 2014. Under the "BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy" plan, the group has built a vast fleet of innovative, high-performance mass produced offshore vessels.

The latest action plan "Transforming for beyond", financially provides for the sale of existing vessels or those under construction totaling $2.5 billion and then chartering these bareboat vessels over a period of 10 years. The first part of the program involved a contract for 51 vessels worth $1.5 billion with ICBC Financial Leasing. Through the "Transforming for beyond" action plan, BOURBON intends to expand its strategic scope to new possibilities beyond 2015 ensuring the creation of future value growth.

Placed by ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) in the "Oil Services" sector, BOURBON is listed on the Euronext Paris, Compartment A.

_Contacts

BOURBON

Investor Relations, analysts, shareholders

James Fraser, CFA
+33 (0)4 91 13 35 45
james.fraser@bourbon-online.com

Corporate Communications

Christelle Loisel
+33 (0)1 40 13 86 06
christelle.loisel@bourbon-online.com

Media relations agency
Publicis Consultants

Jérôme Goaer
+33 (0)1 44 82 46 24
jerome.goaer@consultants.publicis.fr

Véronique Duhoux
+33 (0)1 44 82 46 33
veronique.duhoux@consultants.publicis.fr

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+33 (0)1 44 82 46 34
vilizara.lazarova@consultants.publicis.fr

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