Tidewater: Another red ink quarter

AUGUST 10, 2016 — Offshore services giant Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) reported a first quarter net loss for the period ended June 30, 2016, of $89.1 million, or $1.89 per common share, on revenues of $167.9 million. For the same quarter last year, net loss was $15.1 million, or $0.32 per common share, on revenues of $304.8 million. The immediately preceding quarter ended March 31, 2016, had a net loss of $81.8 million, or $1.74 per common share, on revenues of $184.2 million.

Tidewater says it has implemented significant cost reduction measures to mitigate the effects of significantly lower vessel revenue and, given the currently challenging offshore support vessel market and business outlook, it has taken other steps to improve its financial position and liquidity.

The company is in ongoing discussions with its lenders aimed at heading off a situation under which, it says, its "multiple borrowings will become immediately payable (as a result of cross default provisions), and the company will not have sufficient liquidity to repay those accelerated amounts. If the company is unable to reach an agreement with its principal lender and noteholders to address the potential defaults, the company would likely seek reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws, which could include a restructuring of the company's various debt obligations."

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