Hercules Offshore announces restructuring plan with lenders

Hercules Offshore entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with its lenders through a pre-packaged Chapter-11 plan.

The plan provides for an orderly sale process, and ensures that its unsecured creditors would be repaid entirely on their obligations.

Further, the company’s international subsidiaries would not be included as part of Chapter-11 filing but would be a part of the sale process.

Separately, Hercules Offshore agreed to transfer the right to buy the Hercules Highlander jack-up rig to a subsidiary of Maersk Drilling.

Source: Market Watch

Hercules Offshore reports net loss of $26.9m for 1Q’16

Offshore-drilling vessel-provider Hercules Offshore reported a net loss of $26.9m, or $1.35 per diluted share for the 1Q’16 period, vs. net loss of $57.1m a year ago.

Revenues declined to $50.9m for the same period vs. $122.6m a year ago.

Company CEO John T. Rynd attributed the loss to continued weakness in the offshore drilling markets as oil prices declined, making its customers reduce their drilling activities.

The company had filed for bankruptcy in August 2015 and had emerged from it in November 2016.

Separately, the company had entered into a forbearance agreement with lenders last month and continues to explore options such as a potential recapitalization, business combination or other alternative strategic transactions, including the potential sale of its vessel Hercules Highlander, and a restructuring of its term loan.

Post-bankruptcy, the company had raised a $450m term loan to utilize $200m of it to pay its remaining installment on the Hercules Highlander vessel. The forbearance agreement has led to the company to explore selling its yet-to-acquired vessel.

Source: PR Newswire

P.S. Kindly refer to the one-page credit report on Hercules Offshore highlighting the company’s progress through bankruptcy.