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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

 

þ ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                  to                 

Commission file number 1-10945

 

 

OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   95-2628227

State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

11911 FM 529

Houston, Texas

  77041
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 329-4500

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

  

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.25 par value    New York Stock Exchange

Rights to Purchase Series B Junior

Participating Preferred Stock

   New York Stock Exchange
(currently traded with Common Stock)   

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    þ  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    ¨  Yes     þ  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    þ  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    ¨  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.    þ  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   þ    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  Yes    þ  No

Aggregate market value of the voting stock held by nonaffiliates of the registrant computed by reference to the closing price of $45.20 of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange as of June 30, 2009, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second quarter: $2,458,501,000

Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at February 12, 2010: 54,918,702

 

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference:

Portions of the proxy statement relating to the registrant’s 2010 annual meeting of shareholders, to be filed on or before April 30, 2010 pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are incorporated by reference to the extent set forth in Part III, Items 10-14 of this report.

 

 

 


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Oceaneering International, Inc.

Form 10-K

Table of Contents

 

Part I

Item 1.

  

Business

  

Executive Officers of the Registrant

Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

Item 2.

  

Properties

Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

Item 4.

  

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

  

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-looking Statements

Part II

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

Item 7.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Item 9.

  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

Item 9B.

  

Other Information

Part III

Item 10.

  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

Item 12.

  

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Item 14.

  

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

Part IV

Item 15.

  

Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

Signatures

Index to Financial Statements and Schedules

  

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

  

Consolidated Balance Sheets

  

Consolidated Statements of Income

  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

  

Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

  

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  

Selected Quarterly Financial Data (unaudited)

Exhibit Index

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business.

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS

Oceaneering International, Inc. is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense and aerospace industries. Oceaneering was organized as a Delaware corporation in 1969 out of the combination of three diving service companies founded in the early 1960s. Since our establishment, we have concentrated on the development and marketing of underwater services and products requiring the use of advanced deepwater technology. We are one of the world’s largest underwater services contractors. The services and products we provide to the oil and gas industry include remotely operated vehicles, built-to-order specialty hardware, engineering and project management, subsea intervention services, nondestructive testing and inspection, manned diving and mobile offshore production systems. We have locations in the United States and 20 other countries. Our international operations, principally in the North Sea, West Africa, Brazil, Australia and Asia, accounted for approximately 53% of our revenue, or $1.0 billion, for the year ended December 31, 2009.

Our business segments are contained within two businesses – services and products provided to the oil and gas industry (“Oil and Gas”) and all other services and products (“Advanced Technologies”). Our five business segments within the Oil and Gas business are Remotely Operated Vehicles (“ROVs”), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects, Inspection and Mobile Offshore Production Systems. We report our Advanced Technologies business as one segment. Unallocated expenses are those not associated with a specific business segment. These consist of expenses related to our incentive and deferred compensation plans, including restricted stock and bonuses, as well as other general expenses.

Oil and Gas. The focus of our Oil and Gas business has been toward increasing our asset base for providing services and products for deepwater offshore operations and subsea completions.

ROVs. Prior to 1995, we purchased most of our ROVs, which are submersible vehicles operated from the surface and widely used in the offshore oil and gas industry. However, in response to increased demand for more powerful systems operating in deeper water, we expanded our capabilities and established an in-house facility to design and build work-class ROVs to meet the continued expansion of our ROV fleet. In 2007, we moved our ROV manufacturing operations to a larger facility in Morgan City, LA. This facility consolidated several separate facilities we had in the area. We have built over 200 ROV systems, and we are producing all our new ROVs in-house. For a few years leading into 2005, except for units we have purchased from other ROV operators, we had kept the number of our work-class ROVs at a constant level and built new systems for replacement and upgrade of our existing fleet. In 2004, we completed the acquisition of 34 additional work-class ROVs and related business operations from Stolt Offshore S.A. and 10 work-class ROVs and related equipment and business operations in North and South America from Fugro N.V. During the five-year period ended December 31, 2009, in response to increased demand in the deepwater market, we added 115 ROVs, 112 that we built and three that we purchased from another company, and disposed of 35 ROVs. At December 31, 2009, we owned 248 work-class ROVs.

Subsea Products. Through our Oceaneering Intervention Engineering division, we construct a variety of built-to-order specialty subsea hardware. In 2003, we purchased Rotator AS, a designer and manufacturer of subsea control valves, topside control valves, subsea chemical injection valves and specialty control panels. In 2005, we acquired Grayloc Products, L.L.C. and its subsidiary (together, “Grayloc”), an oil and gas industry supplier of high performance clamp connectors used in production manifold, flowline and valve installations. In 2007, we purchased Ifokus Engineering AS, a designer and manufacturer of specialty subsea products, particularly ROV tooling. In 2008, we purchased GTO Subsea AS (“GTO”), a Norwegian rental provider of specialized subsea dredging equipment, including ROV-deployed units, to the offshore oil and gas industry.

Our Multiflex division provides various types of subsea umbilicals. Offshore operators use umbilicals to control subsea wellhead hydrocarbon flow rates, monitor downhole and wellhead conditions and perform chemical injection. Subsea umbilicals are also used to provide power and additional fluid transfer to other subsea processing hardware, including pumps and gas separation equipment. We entered this market in 1994 through our purchase of the operating subsidiaries of Multiflex International Inc. During 1998, we constructed an umbilical plant in Brazil and relocated, modernized and increased the capabilities, including the production of steel tube umbilicals, of our umbilical manufacturing facility in Scotland. During 2004, we moved our U.S. facility to a new location, which has additional capacity and the capability of producing steel tube umbilicals, and added limited steel tube capability to our plant in Brazil. In 2006, we increased the thermoplastic umbilical capability at our Scotland facility.

 

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Subsea Projects. Our Subsea Projects segment consists of our subsea installation, inspection, maintenance and repair services, primarily in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, utilizing a fleet of three owned and two chartered dynamically positioned deepwater vessels with integrated high-specification work-class ROVs onboard, and shallow water diving vessels and assets. The deepwater vessels are equipped with thrusters that allow them to be dynamically positioned, which means they can maintain a constant position at a location without the use of anchors. They are used in pipeline or flowline tie-ins, pipeline crossings and subsea hardware interventions and installations. These vessels can carry and install coiled tubing or umbilicals required to bring subsea well completions into production (tie-back to production facilities). In 2008, we moved one of our dynamically-positioned vessels, The Performer, to Angola to work under a one-year contract, which we now anticipate will end in early 2010. We occasionally charter vessels from others to augment our fleet. In 2006, we chartered a larger deepwater vessel, the Ocean Intervention III, for three years, with extension options for up to six additional years. The initial three-year term of the charter began in May 2007. We also chartered an additional larger deepwater vessel, the Olympic Intervention IV, for an initial term of five years, which began in the third quarter of 2008. We outfitted each of these larger deepwater vessels with two of our high-specification work-class ROVs, and we have been utilizing these vessels to perform subsea hardware installation and inspection, repair and maintenance projects, and to conduct well intervention services in the ultra-deep waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Inspection. Our Inspection segment provides nondestructive testing and inspection and integrity management and assessment services. We supply inspection services to customers required to obtain third-party inspections to satisfy contractual structural specifications, internal safety standards or regulatory requirements. In 2003, we acquired OIS International Inspection plc. This acquisition approximately tripled the size of our Inspection services.

Mobile Offshore Production Systems. We own the Ocean Legend, a mobile offshore production system, which has been operating offshore Western Australia since 2001. We sold our floating production, storage and offloading system, the Ocean Producer, in December 2009. It had been operating off West Africa since 1991.

In 2003, we purchased a 50% equity interest in Medusa Spar LLC, which owns 75% of a production spar platform. Medusa Spar LLC’s revenue is derived from processing oil and gas production for a fee based on the volumes processed. The spar is currently located on the Medusa field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Medusa Spar LLC has a contract covering production from the Medusa field and other nearby areas. Medusa Spar LLC financed its acquisition of its 75% interest in the production spar platform using approximately 50% debt and 50% equity from its equity holders. Medusa Spar LLC paid off the debt in 2008. For additional information regarding our interest in Medusa Spar LLC, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation – Results of Operations – Other” in Item 7 of Part II of this report.

General. We intend to continue our strategy of acquiring, as opportunities arise, additional assets or businesses, to improve our market position or expand into related service and product lines, either directly through merger, consolidation or purchase, or indirectly through joint ventures.

Advanced Technologies. In 1992 and 1993, we purchased two businesses that formed the basis of our Advanced Technologies segment. The first business designed, developed and operated robotic systems and ROVs specializing in non-oilfield markets and provided the basis for our expansion into civil works projects and commercial theme park animation. The second business designed, developed and fabricated spacecraft hardware and high-temperature insulation products. In 2003, we acquired Nauticos Corporation, a provider of marine services support to governmental and commercial customers.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT SEGMENTS

For financial information about our business segments, please see the tables in Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this report, which present revenue, income from operations, depreciation and amortization expense, equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and capital expenditures for 2009, 2008 and 2007, and identifiable assets and goodwill by business segment as of December 31, 2009 and 2008.

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

Oil and Gas

Our Oil and Gas business consists of ROVs, Subsea Products, Subsea Projects, Inspection and Mobile Offshore Production Systems.

ROVs. ROVs are submersible vehicles operated from the surface. We use our ROVs in the offshore oil and gas industry to perform a variety of underwater tasks, including drill support, installation and construction support, pipeline inspection and surveys, and subsea production facility operation and maintenance. Work-class ROVs may be outfitted with manipulators,

 

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sonar, video cameras, specialized tooling packages and other equipment or features to facilitate the performance of specific underwater tasks. At December 31, 2009, we owned 248 work-class ROVs. We believe we operate the largest fleet of ROVs in the world. We also believe we are the industry leader in providing ROV services for drill support and construction and field maintenance.

ROV revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 649,228    35

2008

     625,921    32

2007

     531,381    30

Subsea Products. We construct a variety of built-to-order specialty subsea hardware to ISO 9001 quality requirements. These products include:

 

   

various types of subsea umbilicals utilizing thermoplastic hoses and steel tubes;

 

   

ROV tooling and work packages;

 

   

production control equipment;

 

   

installation and workover control systems;

 

   

clamp connectors;

 

   

pipeline repair systems;

 

   

subsea and topside control valves;

 

   

subsea chemical injection valves; and

 

   

blowout preventer control systems.

We market these products under the trade names Oceaneering Multiflex, Oceaneering Intervention Engineering, Oceaneering Grayloc, Oceaneering Rotator and GTO Subsea.

Offshore well operators use subsea umbilicals and production control equipment to control subsea wellhead hydrocarbon flow rates, monitor downhole and wellhead conditions and perform chemical injection. They are also used to provide power and additional fluid transfer to other subsea processing hardware, including pumps and gas separation equipment. ROV tooling and work packages provide the operational link between an ROV and permanently installed equipment located on the sea floor. Valves are used to control and meter hydrocarbon production flow rates and to inject chemicals into production streams at the wellhead to enhance well flow characteristics.

Subsea Products revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 487,726    27

2008

     649,857    33

2007

     521,937    30

Subsea Projects. We perform subsea intervention and hardware installation services, primarily in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, from three owned and two chartered multiservice deepwater vessels. These services include: subsea well tie-backs; pipeline/flowline tie-ins and repairs; pipeline crossings; umbilical and other subsea equipment installations; subsea intervention; and inspection, repair and maintenance activities.

We supply commercial diving services to the oil and gas industry in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico using the traditional techniques of air, mixed gas and saturation diving, all of which use surface-supplied breathing gas. We do not use traditional diving techniques in water depths greater than 1,000 feet. We also use atmospheric diving systems, which enclose the operator in a surface pressure diving suit, in water depths up to 2,300 feet.

 

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Subsea Projects revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 241,393    13

2008

     256,517    13

2007

     257,752    15

Inspection. Through our Oceaneering Inspection division, we offer a wide range of inspection services to customers who are required to obtain third-party inspections to satisfy contractual structural specifications, internal safety standards or regulatory requirements. We provide these services principally to customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation industries. In the U.K., we provide Independent Inspection Authority services for the oil and gas industry, which includes first-pass integrity evaluation and assessment and nondestructive testing services. We use a variety of technologies to perform pipeline inspections, both onshore and offshore.

Inspection revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 216,140    12

2008

     249,109    12

2007

     219,686    13

Mobile Offshore Production Systems. We own the Ocean Legend, a mobile offshore production system, which has been operating offshore Western Australia since 2001. We sold our floating production, storage and offloading system, the Ocean Producer, in December 2009. It had been operating off West Africa since 1991.

We also undertake engineering and project management of projects related to mobile offshore production systems and perform engineering studies for customers evaluating field development projects.

We own a 50% equity interest in Medusa Spar LLC, which owns 75% of a production spar platform. Medusa Spar LLC’s revenue is derived from processing oil and gas production for a fee, based on the volumes processed. The spar is currently located on the Medusa field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Medusa Spar LLC has a contract covering production from the Medusa field and other nearby areas. We report our interest in this entity’s results in equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates.

Mobile Offshore Production Systems revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 33,214    2

2008

     39,274    2

2007

     50,103    3

Advanced Technologies

Our Advanced Technologies segment provides engineering services and related manufacturing to meet a variety of industrial requirements, including ship and submarine husbandry, search and recovery, maintenance and repair, commercial theme park equipment and engineering services and products for the space industry.

 

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We work for customers having specialized requirements in underwater or other hazardous environments outside the oil and gas industry. We provide support for the U.S. Navy, including underwater operations, data analysis, development of ocean-related computer software, and the design and development of new underwater tools and systems. We also install and maintain mechanical systems for the Navy’s surface ships, submarines, piers, offshore structures and moorings. We provide products and services to NASA and aerospace prime contractors. We manage the underwater activities for astronaut training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and lead the development of a new Constellation Space Suit System. Our NASA-related activities substantially depend on continued government funding for space programs.

Advanced Technologies revenue:

 

     Amount    Percent
of Total
Revenue
 
     (in thousands)       

2009

   $ 194,380    11

2008

     156,743    8

2007

     162,221    9

MARKETING

Oil and Gas. Oil and gas exploration and development expenditures fluctuate from year to year. In particular, budgetary approval for more expensive drilling and production in deepwater, an area in which we have a high degree of focus, may be postponed or suspended during periods when exploration and production companies reduce their offshore capital spending.

We market our ROVs, Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Inspection services and products to domestic, international and foreign national oil and gas companies engaged in offshore exploration, development and production. We also provide services and products as a subcontractor to other oilfield service companies operating as prime contractors. Customers for these services typically award contracts on a competitive-bid basis. These contracts are typically less than one year in duration, although we enter into multi-year contracts from time to time.

In connection with the services we perform in our Oil and Gas business, we generally seek contracts that compensate us on a dayrate basis. Under dayrate contracts, the contractor provides the ROV or vessel and the required personnel to operate the unit and compensation is based on a rate per day for each day the unit is used. The typical dayrate depends on market conditions, the nature of the operations to be performed, the duration of the work, the equipment and services to be provided, the geographical areas involved and other variables. Dayrate contracts may also contain an alternate, lower dayrate that applies when a unit is moving to a new site or when operations are interrupted or restricted by equipment breakdowns, adverse weather or water conditions or other conditions beyond the contractor’s control. Some dayrate contracts provide for revision of the specified dayrates in the event of material changes in the cost of labor or specified items. Sales contracts for our products are generally for a fixed price.

Advanced Technologies. We market our marine services and related engineering services to government agencies, major defense contractors, NASA and NASA prime contractors, and to construction, theme parks and other industrial customers outside the energy sector. We also market to insurance companies, salvage associations and other customers who have requirements for specialized operations in deep water.

Major Customers. Our top five customers in 2009, 2008 and 2007 accounted for 27%, 31% and 36%, respectively, of our consolidated revenue. All of our top five customers were oil and gas exploration and production companies served by our Oil and Gas business segments. In 2009 and 2008, no single customer accounted for more than 10% of our consolidated revenue. In 2007, BP plc and subsidiaries accounted for 14% of our revenue. While we do not depend on any one customer, the loss of one of our significant customers could, at least on a short-term basis, have an adverse effect on our results of operations and cash flows.

RAW MATERIALS

Most of the raw materials we use in our manufacturing operations, such as steel in various forms, electronic components and plastics, are available from many sources. However, some components we use to manufacture subsea umbilicals are available from limited sources. We can offer alternative materials or technologies in many cases with the exception of certain kinds of steel tube, where we are limited in the number of available suppliers, which depends on the requisite approval of our customers. While we have experienced some level of difficulty in obtaining certain kinds of steel tube in the past due to global

 

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demand outstripping capacity, an increase in supplier capacity, coupled with a drop in global demand, has resolved this issue, and we believe the situation is unlikely to recur in the near future. Additionally, the availability of certain grades of aramid fibers, which we use in the manufacture of our thermoplastic umbilicals, has been limited from time to time due to demand for military use. Presently, we are not experiencing such a shortage, and we do not anticipate a shortage in the foreseeable future.

COMPETITION

Our businesses operate in highly competitive industry segments.

Oil and Gas

We are one of several companies that provide underwater services and specialty subsea hardware on a worldwide basis. We compete for contracts with companies that have worldwide operations, as well as numerous others operating locally in various areas. We believe that our ability to provide a wide range of underwater services and products, including technological applications in deeper water (greater than 1,000 feet), on a worldwide basis enables us to compete effectively in the oilfield exploration and development market. In some cases involving projects that require less sophisticated equipment, small companies have been able to bid for contracts at prices uneconomical to us.

ROVs. We believe we are the world’s largest owner/operator of work-class ROVs employed in oil and gas related operations. We own 248 work-class ROVs, and estimate that this represents approximately 35% of the work-class ROVs utilized in the oil and gas service industry. We compete with several major companies on a worldwide basis and with numerous others operating locally in various areas. We have fewer competitors in deeper water depths, where more sophisticated equipment and technology is needed.

Competition for ROV services historically has been based on equipment availability, location of or ability to deploy the equipment, quality of service and price. The relative importance of these factors can vary over time based on market conditions. The ability to develop improved equipment and techniques and to attract and retain skilled personnel is also an important competitive factor in our markets.

Subsea Products. There are many competitors offering specialized products. We are one of several companies that compete on a worldwide basis for the provision of thermoplastic and steel tube subsea control umbilicals, and compared to current market demand, we are faced with overcapacity in the umbilical manufacturing market.

Subsea Projects. We perform subsea intervention and hardware installation services, primarily in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, from three owned and two chartered multiservice deepwater vessels. We are one of many companies that offer these services. In general, our competitors can move their vessels to the Gulf of Mexico from other locations with relative ease. We also have many competitors that supply commercial diving services to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

Inspection. The worldwide inspection market consists of a wide range of inspection and certification requirements in many industries. We compete in only selected portions of this market. We believe that our broad geographic sales and operational coverage, long history of operations, technical reputation, application of various pipeline inspection technologies and accreditation to international quality standards enable us to compete effectively in our selected inspection services market segments.

Frequently, oil and gas companies use prequalification procedures that reduce the number of prospective bidders for their projects. In some countries, political considerations tend to favor local contractors.

Advanced Technologies

Engineering services is a very broad market with a large number of competitors. We compete in specialized areas in which we can combine our extensive program management experience, mechanical engineering expertise and the capability to continue the development of conceptual project designs into the manufacture of prototype equipment for customers.

SEASONALITY AND BACKLOG

A material amount of our consolidated revenue is generated from contracts for marine services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, which are usually more active from April through November compared to the rest of the year. Although most of our ROVs are engaged in providing drill support services, we have increased our ROV activity in offshore construction and production field maintenance. This change has increased the level of seasonality in our ROV operations, with the low point

 

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expected to be in the first quarter of the year. Our Inspection segment’s operations remain more active from April through November as compared to the rest of the year. Revenues in our Mobile Offshore Production Systems, Subsea Products and Advanced Technologies segments are generally not seasonal.

The amounts of backlog orders we believed to be firm as of December 31, 2009 and 2008 were as follows (in millions):

 

     As of December 31, 2009    As of December 31, 2008
     Total    1 + yr*    Total    1 + yr*

Oil and Gas

           

ROVs

   $ 942    $ 493    $ 938    $ 536

Subsea Products

     321      77      298      39

Subsea Projects

     59      —        103      —  

Inspection

     226      86      250      132

Mobile Offshore Production Systems

     6      —        6      —  
                           

Total Oil and Gas

     1,554      656      1,595      707

Advanced Technologies

     137      22      86      5
                           

Total

   $ 1,691    $ 678    $ 1,681    $ 712
                           

 

* Represents amounts that were not expected to be performed within one year.

No material portion of our business is subject to renegotiation of profits or termination of contracts by the U.S. government.

PATENTS AND LICENSES

We currently hold a number of U.S. and foreign patents and have numerous pending patent applications. We have acquired patents and licenses and granted licenses to others when we have considered it advantageous for us to do so. Although in the aggregate our patents and licenses are important to us, we do not regard any single patent or license or group of related patents or licenses as critical or essential to our business as a whole. In general, we depend on our technological capabilities and the application of know-how rather than patents and licenses in the conduct of our operations.

REGULATION

Our operations are affected from time to time and in varying degrees by foreign and domestic political developments and foreign, federal and local laws and regulations, including those relating to:

 

   

operating from and around offshore production and marine facilities;

 

   

national preference for local equipment and personnel;

 

   

marine vessel safety;

 

   

protection of the environment;

 

   

workplace health and safety;

 

   

taxation of earnings and earnings of expatriate personnel;

 

   

license requirements for exportation of our equipment and technology; and

 

   

currency conversion and repatriation.

In addition, our Oil and Gas business depends on the demand for our products and services from the oil and gas industry and, therefore, is affected by changing taxes, price controls and other laws and regulations relating to the oil and gas industry generally. The adoption of laws and regulations curtailing offshore exploration and development drilling for oil and gas for economic and other policy reasons would adversely affect our operations by limiting demand for our services. We cannot determine the extent to which new legislation, new regulations or changes in existing laws or regulations may affect our future operations.

Our operations and properties are subject to a wide variety of increasingly complex and stringent foreign, federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, including those governing discharges into the air and water, the handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated by hazardous substances and the health and safety of employees. Sanctions for noncompliance may include revocation of permits, corrective action orders, administrative or civil penalties and criminal prosecution. Some environmental laws provide for strict, joint and several liability for remediation of spills and other releases of hazardous substances, as well as damage to natural resources. In addition, companies may be subject to claims alleging personal injury or property damage as a result of alleged exposure to

 

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hazardous substances. These laws and regulations may also expose us to liability for the conduct of or conditions caused by others, or for our acts that were in compliance with all applicable laws at the time such acts were performed.

Environmental laws and regulations that apply to our operations include the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (each, as amended) and similar laws that provide for responses to, and liability for, releases of hazardous substances into the environment. Environmental laws and regulations also include similar foreign, state or local counterparts to the above-mentioned federal laws, which regulate air emissions, water discharges, hazardous substances and waste, and require public disclosure related to the use of various hazardous substances. Our operations are also governed by laws and regulations relating to workplace safety and worker health, primarily, in the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Compliance with federal, state and local provisions regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or relating to the protection of the environment has not had a material impact on our capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position. We cannot predict all of the environmental requirements or circumstances that will exist in the future but anticipate that environmental control and protection standards will become increasingly stringent and costly. Based on our experience to date, we do not currently anticipate any material adverse effect on our business or consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows as a result of future compliance with existing environmental laws and regulations. However, future events, such as changes in existing laws and regulations or their interpretation, more vigorous enforcement policies of regulatory agencies, or stricter or different interpretations of existing laws and regulations, may require additional expenditures by us, which may be material. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that we will not incur significant environmental compliance costs in the future.

Our quality management systems are registered as being in conformance with ISO 9001:2000 and cover:

 

   

all our Oil and Gas products and services in the United Kingdom and Norway;

 

   

our Remotely Operated Vehicle operations in Brazil and Canada;

 

   

our Inspection operations in the Western Hemisphere and Abu Dhabi;

 

   

our Subsea Projects operations, except for shallow water diving;

 

   

our Subsea Products segment; and

 

   

the Oceaneering Space Systems, Oceaneering Technologies, Entertainment and Marine Services units of our Advanced Technologies segment.

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized system for quality management established by the International Standards Organization, and the 2000 edition emphasizes customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

EMPLOYEES

As of December 31, 2009, we had approximately 7,900 employees. Our workforce varies seasonally and peaks during the summer months. We consider our relations with our employees to be satisfactory.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS

For financial information about our geographic areas of operation, please see the tables in Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this report, which present revenue for 2009, 2008 and 2007 and long-lived assets as of December 31, 2009 and 2008 attributable to each of our major geographic areas. For a discussion of risks attendant to our foreign operations, see the discussion in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” under the heading “Our international operations involve additional risks not associated with domestic operations.”

AVAILABLE INFORMATION

Our Web site address is www.oceaneering.com. We make available through this Web site under “Investor Relations — SEC Financial Reports,” free of charge, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, amendments to those reports and Section 16 filings by our directors and executive officers as soon as reasonably practicable after we, or our executive officers or directors, as the case may be, electronically file those materials with, or furnish those materials to, the SEC. You may read and copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. You may obtain information regarding the Public Reference

 

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Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains a Web site, www.sec.gov, which contains reports, proxy and other information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC.

We have adopted, and posted on our Web site: our corporate governance guidelines; a code of ethics for our Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers; and charters for the Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees of our Board of Directors.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

Executive Officers. The following information relates to our executive officers as of February 22, 2010:

 

NAME

  

AGE

  

POSITION

   OFFICER
SINCE
   EMPLOYEE
SINCE

T. Jay Collins

   63   

President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

   1993    1993

M. Kevin McEvoy

   59   

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

   1990    1979

Marvin J. Migura

   59   

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

   1995    1995

George R. Haubenreich, Jr.

   62   

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

   1988    1988

Kevin F. Kerins

   56   

Senior Vice President, ROVs

   2006    1978

W. Cardon Gerner

   55   

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

   2006    2006

Each executive officer serves at the discretion of our Chief Executive Officer and our Board of Directors and is subject to reelection or reappointment each year after the annual meeting of our shareholders. We do not know of any arrangement or understanding between any of the above persons and any other person or persons pursuant to which he was selected or appointed as an officer.

Business Experience. The following summarizes the business experience of our executive officers. Except where we otherwise indicate, each of these persons has held his current position with Oceaneering for at least the past five years.

T. Jay Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Oceaneering in 1993 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 1995, he was appointed Executive Vice President – Oilfield Marine Services. He was appointed our President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and our Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He was elected a director of Oceaneering in 2002.

M. Kevin McEvoy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Oceaneering in 1984 when we acquired Solus Ocean Systems, Inc. Since 1984, he has held various senior management positions in each of our operating groups. He was appointed a Vice President in 1990, a Senior Vice President in 1998, Executive Vice President in 2006 and to the additional office of Chief Operating Officer in February 2010.

Marvin J. Migura, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined Oceaneering in 1995. From 1975 to 1994, he held various financial positions with Zapata Corporation, then a diversified energy services company, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1994.

George R. Haubenreich, Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, joined Oceaneering in 1988.

Kevin F. Kerins, Senior Vice President, ROVs, joined Oceaneering in 1978. Since 1978, he has held a variety of positions of responsibility in ROV operations, marketing and administration in various geographic locations. He was appointed Vice President, Eastern Region ROVs in 2003, Vice President and General Manager, ROVs in 2006 and Senior Vice President, ROVs in August 2009.

 

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W. Cardon Gerner, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, joined Oceaneering in 2006. From 1999 to 2006, he held various financial positions with Service Corporation International, a global provider of death-care services, serving as Vice President Accounting from 2002 to 2006. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Equity Corporation International 1995 to 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Investors in our company should consider the following matters, in addition to the other information we have provided in this report and the documents we incorporate by reference.

We derive most of our revenue from companies in the offshore oil and gas industry, a historically cyclical industry with levels of activity that are significantly affected by the levels and volatility of oil and gas prices.

We derive most of our revenue from customers in the offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production industry. The offshore oil and gas industry is a historically cyclical industry characterized by significant changes in the levels of exploration and development activities. Oil and gas prices, and market expectations of potential changes in those prices, significantly affect the levels of those activities. Worldwide political, economic and military events have contributed to oil and gas price volatility and are likely to continue to do so in the future. Any prolonged reduction in the overall level of offshore oil and gas exploration and development activities, whether resulting from changes in oil and gas prices or otherwise, could materially and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations in our segments within our Oil and Gas business. Some factors that have affected and are likely to continue affecting oil and gas prices and the level of demand for our services and products include the following:

 

   

worldwide demand for oil and gas;

 

   

general economic and business conditions and industry trends;

 

   

delays in deliveries of deepwater drilling rigs;

 

   

the ability of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, to set and maintain production levels and pricing;

 

   

the level of production by non-OPEC countries;

 

   

the ability of oil and gas companies to generate funds for capital expenditures;

 

   

domestic and foreign tax policy;

 

   

laws and governmental regulations that restrict exploration and development of oil and gas in various offshore jurisdictions;

 

   

rapid technological changes;

 

   

the political environment of oil-producing regions;

 

   

the price and availability of alternative fuels; and

 

   

overall economic conditions.

Our international operations involve additional risks not associated with domestic operations.

A significant portion of our revenue is attributable to operations in foreign countries. These activities accounted for approximately 53% of our consolidated revenue in 2009. Risks associated with our operations in foreign areas include risks of:

 

   

regional and global economic downturns.

 

   

war and civil disturbances or other risks that may limit or disrupt markets;

 

   

expropriation, confiscation or nationalization of assets;

 

   

renegotiation or nullification of existing contracts;

 

   

foreign exchange restrictions;

 

   

foreign currency fluctuations;

 

   

foreign taxation, including the application and interpretation of tax laws;

 

   

the inability to repatriate earnings or capital;

 

   

changing political conditions;

 

   

changing foreign and domestic monetary policies; and

 

   

social, political, military and economic situations in foreign areas where we do business and the possibilities of war, other armed conflict or terrorist attacks.

 

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Additionally, in some jurisdictions we are subject to foreign governmental regulations favoring or requiring the awarding of contracts to local contractors or requiring foreign contractors to employ citizens of, or purchase supplies from, a particular jurisdiction. These regulations may adversely affect our ability to compete.

Our exposure to the risks we described above varies from country to country. In recent periods, political instability and civil unrest in West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Indonesia, have been our greatest concerns. There is a risk that a continuation or worsening of these conditions could materially and adversely impact our future business, operations, financial condition and results of operations. Of our total consolidated revenue for 2009, we generated approximately 15% from our operations in West Africa.

Our backlog is subject to unexpected adjustments and cancellations and is, therefore, an uncertain indicator of our future revenues and earnings.

There can be no assurance that the revenues projected in our backlog will be realized or, if realized, will result in profits. Because of project cancellations or potential changes in the scope or schedule of our customers’ projects, we cannot predict with certainty when or if backlog will be realized. In addition, even where a project proceeds as scheduled, it is possible that contracted parties may default and fail to pay amounts owed to us. Material delays, suspensions, cancellations or payment defaults could materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Reductions in our backlog due to cancellation by a customer or for other reasons would adversely affect, potentially to a material extent, the revenues and earnings we actually receive from contracts included in our backlog. Some of the contracts in our backlog provide for cancellation fees in the event customers cancel projects. These cancellation fees usually provide for reimbursement of our out-of-pocket costs, revenues for work performed prior to cancellation and a varying percentage of the profits we would have realized had the contract been completed. Many of our ROV contracts have 30-day notice termination clauses. We typically have no contractual right upon cancellation to the total revenues reflected in our backlog. If we experience significant project terminations, suspensions or scope adjustments to contracts reflected in our backlog, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows may be adversely impacted.

A global financial crisis could impact our business and financial condition in ways that we currently cannot predict.

A recurrence of the credit crisis and related turmoil in the global financial system that occurred in 2008 and 2009 could have an impact on our business and our financial condition. In particular, the cost of capital increased substantially while the availability of funds from the capital markets diminished significantly. Although the capital markets have recovered some stability, in a recurrence our ability to access the capital markets in the future could be restricted or be available only on terms we do not consider favorable. Limited access to the capital markets could adversely impact our ability to take advantage of business opportunities or react to changing economic and business conditions and could adversely impact our ability to continue our growth strategy. Ultimately we could be required to reduce our future capital expenditures substantially. Such a reduction could have a material adverse effect on our business and our consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. A recurrence of such a global financial crisis could have further impacts on our business that we currently cannot predict or anticipate.

A global financial crisis or economic recession could have an impact on our suppliers and our customers, causing them to fail to meet their obligations to us, which could have a material adverse effect on our revenue, income from operations and cash flows.

If one or more of the lenders under our revolving credit facility were to become unable or unwilling to perform their obligations under that facility, our borrowing capacity could be reduced. Our inability to borrow additional amounts under our revolving credit facility could limit our ability to fund our future operations and growth.

Our business strategy contemplates future acquisitions. Acquisitions of other businesses or assets present various risks and uncertainties.

We may pursue growth through the acquisition of businesses or assets that will enable us to broaden our product and service offerings and expand into new markets. We may be unable to implement this element of our growth strategy if we cannot identify suitable businesses or assets, reach agreement on potential strategic acquisitions on acceptable terms or for other reasons. Moreover, acquisitions involve various risks, including:

 

   

difficulties relating to the assimilation of personnel, services and systems of an acquired business and the assimilation of marketing and other operational capabilities;

 

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challenges resulting from unanticipated changes in customer relationships subsequent to acquisition;

 

   

additional financial and accounting challenges and complexities in areas such as tax planning, treasury management, financial reporting and internal controls;

 

   

assumption of liabilities of an acquired business, including liabilities that were unknown at the time the acquisition transaction was negotiated;

 

   

diversion of management’s attention from day-to-day operations;

 

   

failure to realize anticipated benefits, such as cost savings and revenue enhancements;

 

   

potentially substantial transaction costs associated with acquisitions; and

 

   

potential impairment resulting from the overpayment for an acquisition.

Future acquisitions may require us to obtain additional equity or debt financing, which may not be available on attractive terms. Moreover, to the extent an acquisition transaction financed by non-equity consideration results in goodwill, it will reduce our tangible net worth, which might have an adverse effect on credit availability.

Additionally, an acquisition may bring us into businesses we have not previously conducted and expose us to additional business risks that are different from those we have previously experienced.

The loss of the services of one or more of our key personnel, or our failure to attract, assimilate and retain trained personnel in the future, could disrupt our operations and result in loss of revenues.

Our success depends on the continued active participation of our executive officers and key operating personnel. The unexpected loss of the services of any one of these persons could adversely affect our operations.

Our operations require the services of employees having the technical training and experience necessary to obtain the proper operational results. As a result, our operations depend, to a considerable extent, on the continuing availability of such personnel. If we should suffer any material loss of personnel to competitors or be unable to employ additional or replacement personnel with the requisite level of training and experience to adequately operate our equipment, our operations could be adversely affected. While we believe our wage rates are competitive and our relationships with our employees are satisfactory, a significant increase in the wages paid by other employers could result in a reduction in our workforce, increases in wage rates, or both. If either of these events occurred for a significant period of time, our financial condition and results of operations could be adversely impacted.

Employee, agent or partner misconduct or our overall failure to comply with laws or regulations could weaken our ability to win contracts, which could result in reduced revenues and profits.

Misconduct, fraud, non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations, or other improper activities by one or more of our employees, agents or partners could have a significant negative impact on our business and reputation. Such misconduct could include the failure to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), which prohibits companies and their intermediaries from making improper payments to non-U.S. officials, as well as the failure to comply with government procurement regulations, regulations on lobbying or similar activities, regulations pertaining to the internal controls over financial reporting and various other applicable laws or regulations. The precautions we take to prevent and detect misconduct, fraud or non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations may not be effective, and we could face unknown risks or losses. Our failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations or acts of misconduct could subject us to fines, penalties or other sanctions, which could have a material adverse effect on our business and our consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

We may not be able to compete successfully against current and future competitors.

Our businesses operate in highly competitive industry segments. Some of our competitors or potential competitors have greater financial or other resources than we have. Our operations may be adversely affected if our current competitors or new market entrants introduce new products or services with better features, performance, prices or other characteristics than those of our products and services. This factor is significant to our segments’ operations, particularly in the segments within our Oil and Gas business, where capital investment is critical to our ability to compete.

Our offshore oilfield operations involve a variety of operating hazards and risks that could cause losses.

Our operations are subject to the hazards inherent in the offshore oilfield business. These include blowouts, explosions, fires, collisions, capsizings and severe weather conditions. These hazards could result in personal injury and loss of life, severe damage to or destruction of property and equipment, pollution or environmental damage and suspension of operations. We may incur substantial liabilities or losses as a result of these hazards. While we maintain insurance protection against some of these risks, and seek to obtain indemnity agreements from our customers requiring the customers to hold us harmless from

 

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some of these risks, our insurance and contractual indemnity protection may not be sufficient or effective to protect us under all circumstances or against all risks. The occurrence of a significant event not fully insured or indemnified against or the failure of a customer to meet its indemnification obligations to us could materially and adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

Laws and governmental regulations may add to our costs or adversely affect our operations.

Our business is affected by changes in public policy and by federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the offshore oil and gas industry. Offshore oil and gas exploration and production operations are affected by tax, environmental, safety and other laws, by changes in those laws, application or interpretation of existing laws, and changes in related administrative regulations. It is also possible that these laws and regulations may in the future add significantly to our operating costs or those of our customers or otherwise directly or indirectly affect our operations.

Environmental laws and regulations can increase our costs, and our failure to comply with those laws and regulations can expose us to significant liabilities.

Risks of substantial costs and liabilities related to environmental compliance issues are inherent in our operations. Our operations are subject to extensive federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the generation, storage, handling, emission, transportation and discharge of materials into the environment. Permits are required for the operation of various facilities, and those permits are subject to revocation, modification and renewal. Governmental authorities have the power to enforce compliance with their regulations, and violations are subject to fines, injunctions or both. In some cases, those governmental requirements can impose liability for the entire cost of cleanup on any responsible party without regard to negligence or fault and impose liability on us for the conduct of or conditions others have caused, or for our acts that complied with all applicable requirements when we performed them. It is possible that other developments, such as stricter environmental laws and regulations, and claims for damages to property or persons resulting from our operations, would result in substantial costs and liabilities. Our insurance policies and the contractual indemnity protection we seek to obtain from our customers may not be sufficient or effective to protect us under all circumstances or against all risks involving compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Our internal controls may not be sufficient to achieve all stated goals and objectives.

Our internal controls and procedures were developed through a process in which our management applied its judgment in assessing the costs and benefits of such controls and procedures, which, by their nature, can provide only reasonable assurance regarding the control objectives. The design of any system of internal controls and procedures is based, in part, on various assumptions about the likelihood of future events. We cannot assure you that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions, regardless of how remote.

The use of estimates could result in future adjustments to our assets, liabilities and results of operations.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires that our management make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

We may issue preferred stock whose terms could adversely affect the voting power or value of our common stock.

Our certificate of incorporation authorizes us to issue, without the approval of our shareholders, one or more classes or series of preferred stock having such preferences, powers and relative, participating, optional and other rights, including preferences over our common stock respecting dividends and distributions, as our board of directors may determine. The terms of one or more classes or series of preferred stock could adversely impact the voting power or value of our common stock. For example, we might grant holders of preferred stock the right to elect some number of our directors in all events or on the happening of specified events or the right to veto specified transactions. Similarly, the repurchase or redemption rights or liquidation preferences we might assign to holders of preferred stock could affect the residual value of the common stock.

 

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Provisions in our corporate documents and Delaware law could delay or prevent a change in control of our company, even if that change would be beneficial to our shareholders.

The existence of some provisions in our corporate documents and Delaware law could delay or prevent a change in control of our company, even if that change would be beneficial to our shareholders. Our certificate of incorporation and bylaws contain provisions that may make acquiring control of our company difficult, including:

 

   

provisions relating to the classification, nomination and removal of our directors;

 

   

provisions regulating the ability of our shareholders to bring matters for action at annual meetings of our shareholders;

 

   

provisions requiring the approval of the holders of at least 80% of our voting stock for a broad range of business combination transactions with related persons; and

 

   

the authorization given to our board of directors to issue and set the terms of preferred stock.

In addition, we have adopted a shareholder rights plan that would cause extreme dilution to any person or group who attempts to acquire a significant interest in Oceaneering without advance approval of our board of directors. Also, the Delaware General Corporation Law imposes restrictions on mergers and other business combinations between us and any holder of 15% or more of our outstanding common stock.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

None.

 

Item 2. Properties.

We maintain office, shop and yard facilities in various parts of the world to support our operations. We consider these facilities, which we describe below, to be suitable for their intended use. In these locations, we typically own or lease office facilities for our administrative and engineering staff, shops equipped for fabrication, testing, repair and maintenance activities and warehouses and yard areas for storage and mobilization of equipment to work sites. All sites are available to support any of our business segments as the need arises. The groupings that follow associate our significant offices with the primary business segment they serve.

Oil and Gas. In general, our ROV, Subsea Projects and Inspection segments share facilities. Our location in Morgan City, Louisiana is the largest of these facilities and consists of ROV manufacturing and training facilities, vessel docking facilities, open and covered warehouse space and offices. The Morgan City facilities primarily support operations in the United States. We have regional support offices for our North Sea, West Africa, Brazil and Southeast Asia operations in: Aberdeen, Scotland; Stavanger, Norway; Dubai, U.A.E.; Macaé, Brazil; and Singapore. We also have operational bases in various other locations, the most significant of which are in Angola, Nigeria and India.

We use workshop and office space in Houston, Texas in both our Subsea Products and Mobile Offshore Production Systems business segments. Our manufacturing facilities for our Subsea Products segment are located in or near: Houston, Texas; Panama City, Florida; Edinburgh, Scotland; Nodeland, Norway; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Each of these manufacturing facilities is suitable for its intended purpose and has sufficient capacity to respond to increases in demand for our subsea products that may be reasonably anticipated in the foreseeable future. The Panama City, Florida facility was completed in 2004, and has since added the additional capability to produce steel tube umbilicals. We also added limited steel tube capability to our plant in Brazil during 2004 and significantly increased our thermoplastic capability in Scotland in 2006. Operations of the Ocean Legend are supported from our office in Perth, Australia.

Our principal manufacturing facilities are located on properties we own or hold under a long-term lease, expiring in 2014. The other facilities we use in our Oil and Gas business segments are on properties we lease.

Advanced Technologies. Our primary facilities for our Advanced Technologies segment are leased offices and workshops in Hanover, Maryland. We have regional support offices in Chesapeake, Virginia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and San Diego, California, which support our services for the U.S. Navy. We also have an office in Orlando, Florida, which supports our commercial theme park animation activities, and facilities in Houston, Texas, which primarily support our space industry activities.

 

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Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

In the ordinary course of business, we are subject to actions for damages alleging personal injury under the general maritime laws of the United States, including the Jones Act, for alleged negligence. We report actions for personal injury to our insurance carriers and believe that the settlement or disposition of those claims will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

No matter was submitted to a vote of our security holders, through the solicitation of proxies or otherwise, during the last three months of the year ended December 31, 2009.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.

We are including the following discussion to inform our existing and potential security holders generally of some of the risks and uncertainties that can affect our company and to take advantage of the “safe harbor” protection for forward-looking statements that applicable federal securities law affords.

From time to time, our management or persons acting on our behalf make forward-looking statements to inform existing and potential security holders about our company. These statements may include projections and estimates concerning the timing and success of specific projects and our future backlog, revenue, income and capital spending. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “forecast,” “budget,” “goal” or other words that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. In addition, sometimes we will specifically describe a statement as being a forward-looking statement and refer to this cautionary statement.

In addition, various statements this report contains, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention are forward-looking statements. Those forward-looking statements appear in Part I of this report in Item 1 – “Business,” Item 2 – “Properties” and Item 3 – “Legal Proceedings” and in Part II of this report in Item 7 – “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” Item 7A – “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” and in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements incorporated into Item 8 and elsewhere in this report. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, we disclaim any obligation to update these statements, and we caution you not to rely unduly on them. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. These risks, contingencies and uncertainties relate to, among other matters, the following:

 

   

worldwide demand for and prices of oil and gas;

 

   

the continued availability of qualified personnel;

 

   

general economic and business conditions and industry trends;

 

   

the volatility and uncertainties of credit markets;

 

   

the highly competitive nature of our businesses;

 

   

decisions about offshore developments to be made by oil and gas companies;

 

   

cancellations of contracts and the resulting adjustments to our backlog;

 

   

the increased use of subsea completions and our ability to capture associated market share;

 

   

the continued strength of the industry segments in which we are involved;

 

   

the levels of oil and gas production to be processed by the Medusa field production spar platform;

 

   

our future financial performance, including availability, terms and deployment of capital;

 

   

our ability to obtain raw materials and parts on a timely basis and, in some cases, from limited sources;

 

   

operating risks normally incident to offshore exploration, development and production operations;

 

   

hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions;

 

   

delays in deliveries of deepwater drilling rigs;

 

   

cost and time associated with drydocking of our vessels;

 

   

changes in, or our ability to comply with, government regulations, including those relating to the environment;

 

   

the risks associated with integrating businesses we acquire;

 

   

rapid technological changes; and

 

   

social, political, military and economic situations in foreign countries where we do business and the possibilities of war, other armed conflicts or terrorist attacks.

 

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We believe the items we have outlined above are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in a forward-looking statement made in this report or elsewhere by us or on our behalf. We have discussed most of these factors in more detail elsewhere in this report. These factors are not necessarily all the factors that could affect us. Unpredictable or unanticipated factors we have not discussed in this report could also have material adverse effects on actual results of matters that are the subject of our forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update our description of important factors each time a potential important factor arises. We advise our security holders that they should (1) be aware that important factors we do not refer to above could affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements and (2)  use caution and common sense when considering our forward-looking statements.

Part II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OII. We submitted to the New York Stock Exchange during 2009 a certification of our Chief Executive Officer regarding compliance with the Exchange’s corporate governance listing standards. We also included as exhibits to this annual report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC, the certifications of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer required under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

The following table sets out, for the periods indicated, the high and low sales prices for our common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange (consolidated transaction reporting system):

 

     2009    2008
      High    Low    High    Low

For the quarter ended:

           

March 31

   $ 41.62    $ 27.78    $ 76.40    $ 54.37

June 30

     55.55      35.34      82.49      60.63

September 30

     60.70      39.91      78.22      49.00

December 31

     60.90      50.14      52.10      18.05

On February 12, 2010, there were 397 holders of record of our common stock. On that date, the closing sales price, as quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, was $54.45. We have not made any common stock dividend payments since 1977, and we currently have no plans to pay cash dividends. Our credit agreements contain restrictions on the payment of dividends. See Note 5 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this report.

We did not repurchase any shares of our common stock in 2009. We repurchased 986,400 shares of our common stock for $54.9 million in 2008.

In February 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to repurchase up to 6,000,000 shares of our common stock.

EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION

The following presents equity compensation plan information as of December 31, 2009:

 

Plan Category

  Number of securities
to be issued upon
exercise of outstanding
options, warrants and
rights
  Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
  Number of
securities
remaining
available for
future issuance
under equity
compensation
plans
(excluding
securities
reflected in the
first column)

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

  41,000   $ 16.90   1,690,234

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

  —       —  
         

Total

  41,000   $ 16.90   1,690,234
         

At December 31, 2009, there were: (1) no shares of Oceaneering common stock under equity compensation plans not approved by security holders available for grant; and (2) 1,690,234 shares of Oceaneering common stock under equity compensation plans approved by security holders available for grant, in the form of stock options, stock appreciation rights or

 

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stock awards, subject to no more than a remaining 404,034 shares being used for awards other than stock options or stock appreciation rights to employees and nonemployee directors of Oceaneering. In light of the expense recognition requirements effective as of January 1, 2006, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors has expressed its intention to refrain from using stock options as a component of employee compensation for our executive officers and other employees for the foreseeable future. Additionally, our Board of Directors has expressed its intention to refrain from using stock options as a component of nonemployee director compensation for the foreseeable future. For a description of the material features of each of these plans, see Note 8 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

The following table sets forth certain selected historical consolidated financial data and should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation and our Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes included in this report. The following information may not be indicative of our future operating results.

Results of Operations:

 

     Year Ended December 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

   2009    2008    2007    2006    2005

Revenue

   $ 1,822,081    $ 1,977,421    $ 1,743,080    $ 1,280,198    $ 998,543

Cost of services and products

     1,384,355      1,512,621      1,329,795      984,077      819,263
                                  

Gross margin

     437,726      464,800      413,285      296,121      179,280

Selling, general and administrative expense

     145,610      147,242      123,662      101,785      85,211
                                  

Income from operations

   $ 292,116    $ 317,558    $ 289,623    $ 194,336    $ 94,069
                                  

Net income

   $ 188,353    $ 199,386    $ 180,374    $ 124,494    $ 62,680

Diluted earnings per share

     3.40      3.56      3.22      2.26      1.17

Depreciation and amortization, including impairment charge in 2008

     122,945      115,029      93,776      80,456      79,613

Capital expenditures, including business acquisitions

     175,021      252,277      233,795      193,842      142,269

Other Financial Data:

              
     As of December 31,

(in thousands, except ratios)

   2009    2008    2007    2006    2005

Working capital ratio

     2.25      2.09      1.98      1.87      1.77

Working capital

   $ 485,592    $ 390,378    $ 331,594    $ 243,939    $ 171,566

Total assets

     1,880,287      1,670,020      1,531,440      1,242,022      989,568

Long-term debt

     120,000      229,000      200,000      194,000      174,000

Shareholders’ equity

     1,224,323      967,654      915,310      696,764      536,118

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Certain statements in this annual report on Form 10-K, including, without limitation, statements regarding the following matters are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

 

   

our business strategy;

 

   

our plans for future operations;

 

   

industry conditions;

 

   

our expectations about 2010 earnings per share and segment operating results, and the factors underlying those expectations, including our expectations about demand for our deepwater oilfield services and products as a result of the factors we specify in the “Overview” below;

 

   

projections relating to subsea tree orders;

 

   

the adequacy of our liquidity and capital resources to support our operations and internally-generated growth initiatives;

 

   

our projected capital expenditures for 2010;

 

   

the adequacy of our accruals for uninsured expected liabilities from workers’ compensation, maritime employer’s liability and general liability claims;

 

   

our expectation that our total unrecognized tax benefits will not significantly increase or decrease in the next 12 months;

 

   

our expectations about the cash flows from our investment in Medusa Spar LLC, and the factors underlying those expectations;

 

   

our expectations regarding 2010 operating income for each of our segments and the factors underlying those expectations;

 

   

our backlog; and

 

   

our expectations regarding the effect of inflation in the near future.

These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those we refer to under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” in Part I of this report. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, because of the inherent limitations in the forecasting process, as well as the relatively volatile nature of the industries in which we operate, we can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, evaluation of our future prospects must be made with caution when relying on forward-looking information.

Overview

The table that follows sets out our revenue and profitability for 2009, 2008 and 2007.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(dollars in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Revenue

   $ 1,822,081      $ 1,977,421      $ 1,743,080   

Gross Margin

     437,726        464,800        413,285   

Gross Margin %

     24     24     24

Operating Income

     292,116        317,558        289,623   

Operating Income %

     16     16     17

Net Income

     188,353        199,386        180,374   

During 2009, we generated approximately 89% of our revenue, and 97% of our operating income, from our services and products provided to the oil and gas industry. In 2009, our revenue decreased by 8%, with the largest decreases in our Subsea Products (25%) and Inspection (13%) segments. Our Subsea Products segment revenue decreased primarily from lower umbilical plant throughput. Our Inspection segment revenue decreased from lower demand for those services and the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar against the U.K pound sterling. Our ROV segment revenue increased 4%, as a result of a growth in days on hire for our larger work-class fleet.

The $188.4 million consolidated net income we earned in 2009 was the second highest in our history. The $11.0 million decrease from 2008 net income was attributable to a lower profit contribution from our Subsea Products segment, which had $36 million less operating income on $162 million less revenue. The lower revenue and operating income was primarily in our umbilical operations.

 

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In 2009, we invested in the following major capital projects:

 

   

additions of work-class ROVs, including 30 new vehicles placed into service during the year;

 

   

expenditures to build our own facility to produce control umbilicals for our ROVs; and

 

   

expansion of our specialty products business in foreign markets.

For 2010, the International Energy Agency forecasts a global surplus supply of oil due to a reduction in demand stemming from the 2009 global economic recession. We therefore anticipate some deepwater construction projects will continue to be delayed until there is a meaningful recovery in hydrocarbon demand. We believe, however, that deepwater drilling activity will continue growing in 2010, as floating rigs currently under construction are added to the worldwide fleet. We believe the trend for our customers to increasingly invest in deepwater projects will continue. Our belief is based on the length of time needed to plan and execute deepwater projects, and the long-term outlook for oil and gas supply, which includes limited non-OPEC supply growth, rapid reservoir depletion rates and eventually increasing hydrocarbon demand.

We expect our 2010 diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $3.25 to $3.55, as compared to $3.40 in 2009, with an increase in operating income in our ROV and Subsea Products segments and decreases in our Subsea Projects and MOPS segments. We anticipate ROV operating income to increase in 2010 as a result of a higher average fleet size and our Subsea Products operating income to increase from higher revenue, manufacturing efficiencies and better job execution.

We use our ROVs in the offshore oil and gas industry to perform a variety of underwater tasks, including drill support, installation and construction support, pipeline inspection and surveys and subsea production facility inspection, repair and maintenance. The largest percentage of our ROVs has historically been used to provide drill support services. Therefore, the number of floating drilling rigs on hire is a leading market indicator for this business. The following table shows average floating rigs on hire and our ROV utilization.

 

     2009     2008     2007  

Average number of floating rigs

   208      201      196   

ROV days on hire (in thousands)

   69      65      63   

ROV utilization

   79   82   87

Demand for floating rigs is our primary driver of future growth prospects. According to industry data published by ODS-Petrodata, at the end of 2009, there were 235 floating drilling rigs in the world, with 90% of the rigs under contract and 70% of the rigs contracted through 2010. Seventy-four additional floating rigs were on order and scheduled to be delivered through 2012, and 45 of these have been contracted long-term, for an average term of approximately seven years. We estimate 30 to 35 floating rigs will be placed in service during 2010, and we have ROV contracts on 17 of those to supply 18 ROVs. Competitors have the ROV contracts on six rigs, leaving seven to 12 contract opportunities, and we are pursuing all of those.

In addition to floating rig demand, subsea tree completions are another leading indicator of the strength of the deepwater market and the primary demand driver for our Subsea Products lines. According to industry data published by Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., there were less than 600 subsea completions before 1990, approximately 1,100 in the decade of the 1990s, approximately 2,700 in the decade of the 2000s, and Quest forecasts over 4,100 for the decade of the 2010s. Additionally, the projected global market for subsea tree orders is expected to increase 40% in the 2010-2014 time period compared to the previous five years.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

We have based the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations on our consolidated financial statements, which we have prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These principles require us to make various estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the periods we present. We base our estimates on historical experience, available information and other assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates; however, our actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The following discussion summarizes the accounting policies we believe (1) require our management’s most difficult, subjective or complex judgments and (2) are the most critical to our reporting of results of operations and financial position.

Revenue Recognition. We recognize our revenue according to the type of contract involved. On a daily basis, we recognize revenue under contracts that provide for specific time, material and equipment charges, which we bill periodically, ranging from weekly to monthly.

 

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We account for significant fixed-price contracts, which we enter into mainly in our Subsea Products segment, and occasionally in our Subsea Projects and Advanced Technologies segments, using the percentage-of-completion method. In 2009, we accounted for 12% of our revenue using the percentage-of-completion method. In determining whether a contract should be accounted for using the percentage-of-completion method, we consider whether:

 

   

the customer provides specifications for the construction of facilities or production of goods or for the provision of related services;

 

   

we can reasonably estimate our progress towards completion and our costs;

 

   

the contract includes provisions as to the enforceable rights regarding the goods or services to be provided, consideration to be received and the manner and terms of payment;

 

   

the customer can be expected to satisfy its obligations under the contract; and

 

   

we can be expected to perform our contractual obligations.

Under the percentage-of-completion method, we recognize estimated contract revenue based on costs incurred to date as a percentage of total estimated costs. Changes in the expected cost of materials and labor, productivity, scheduling and other factors affect the total estimated costs. Additionally, external factors, including weather or other factors outside of our control, may also affect the progress and estimated cost of a project’s completion and, therefore, the timing of income and revenue recognition. We routinely review estimates related to our contracts and reflect revisions to profitability in earnings immediately. If a current estimate of total contract cost indicates an ultimate loss on a contract, we recognize the projected loss in full when we determine it. In prior years, we have recorded adjustments to earnings as a result of revisions to contract estimates. Although we are continually striving to improve our ability to estimate our contract costs and profitability, adjustments to overall contract costs could be significant in future periods.

We recognize the remainder of our revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, price is fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured.

Long-lived Assets. We evaluate our property and equipment for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be appropriate. We base these evaluations on a comparison of the assets’ carrying values to forecasts of undiscounted cash flows associated with the assets or quoted market prices. If an impairment has occurred, we recognize a loss for the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the asset. Our expectations regarding future sales and undiscounted cash flows are highly subjective, cover extended periods of time and depend on a number of factors outside our control, such as changes in general economic conditions, laws and regulations. Accordingly, these expectations could differ significantly from year to year. In 2008, we recorded an impairment charge of $5.7 million to reduce our investment in the Ocean Pensador, an oil tanker we were holding for possible conversion, to its fair value. In 2009 we sold that asset at a further loss of $0.8 million.

We charge the costs of repair and maintenance of property and equipment to operations as incurred, while we capitalize the costs of improvements.

Goodwill. We account for acquisitions using the purchase method of accounting, with the purchase price being allocated to the net assets acquired based on their fair market values at the date of acquisition. We test the goodwill attributable to each of our reporting units for impairment annually, or more frequently whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be appropriate. Except for ROVs and Inspection, which are tested as single reporting units, our operating units are one level below our business segments. We estimate fair value of the reporting units using both an income approach, which considers a discounted cash flow model, and a market approach. Reductions in estimates of our future cash flows or adverse changes in market comparable information may result in goodwill impairments in the future. For reporting units with significant goodwill, we do not believe our goodwill will be impaired during 2010.

Loss Contingencies. We self-insure for workers’ compensation, maritime employer’s liability and comprehensive general liability claims to levels we consider financially prudent and carry insurance for exposures beyond the self-insurance levels, which can be by occurrence or in the aggregate. We determine the level of accruals by reviewing our historical experience and current year claim activity. We do not record accruals on a present-value basis. We review larger claims with insurance adjusters and establish specific reserves for known liabilities. We establish an additional reserve for incidents incurred but not reported to us for each year using our estimates and based on prior experience. We believe we have established adequate accruals for uninsured expected liabilities arising from those obligations. However, it is possible that future earnings could be affected by changes in our estimates relating to these matters.

We are involved in various claims and actions against us, most of which are covered by insurance. We believe that our ultimate liability, if any, that may result from these claims and actions will not materially affect our financial position, cash flows or results of operations.

 

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Income Taxes. We account for any applicable interest and penalties on uncertain tax positions as a component of our provision for income taxes on our financial statements. We charged $0.5 million to income tax expense in 2009 for penalties and interest for uncertain tax positions, which brought our total liabilities for penalties and interest on uncertain tax positions to $3.8 million on our balance sheet at December 31, 2009. Including associated foreign tax credits and penalties and interest, we have accrued a net total of $6.1 million in the caption “other long-term liabilities” on our balance sheet for unrecognized tax benefits. All additions or reductions to those liabilities affect our effective income tax rate in the periods of change.

We do not believe that the total of unrecognized tax benefits will significantly increase or decrease in the next 12 months.

Our tax provisions are based on our expected taxable income, statutory rates and tax-planning opportunities available to us in the various jurisdictions in which we operate. Determination of taxable income in any jurisdiction requires the interpretation of the related tax laws. We are at risk that a taxing authority’s final determination of our tax liabilities may differ from our interpretation. Our effective tax rate may fluctuate from year to year as our operations are conducted in different taxing jurisdictions, the amount of pre-tax income fluctuates and our estimates regarding the realizability of items such as foreign tax credits may change. In 2009, 2008 and 2007, we recorded reductions of income tax expense of $0.2 million, $0.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively, resulting from the resolution of uncertain tax positions related to certain tax liabilities we recorded in prior years. Current income tax expense represents either nonresident withholding taxes or the liabilities expected to be reflected on our income tax returns for the current year, while the net deferred income tax expense or benefit represents the change in the balance of deferred tax assets or liabilities as reported on our balance sheet.

We establish valuation allowances to reduce deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized in the future. We currently have no valuation allowances. While we have considered estimated future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax-planning strategies in assessing the need for the valuation allowances, changes in these estimates and assumptions, as well as changes in tax laws, could require us to adjust the valuation allowances for our deferred tax assets. These adjustments to the valuation allowance would impact our income tax provision in the period in which such adjustments are identified and recorded.

For a summary of our major accounting policies and a discussion of recently adopted accounting standards, please see Note 1 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

We consider our liquidity and capital resources adequate to support our operations and internally-generated growth initiatives. At December 31, 2009, we had working capital of $486 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $162 million. Additionally, we had $200 million available under our revolving credit facility, which currently extends to January 2012. We had total borrowings of $120 million at December 31, 2009, with total maturities in 2010 of $20 million. Maturities in 2010 are not classified as current as of December 31, 2009, since we are able and have the intent to extend the stated maturities by borrowing amounts equal to the 2010 maturities under the revolving credit facility, with a maturity date after one year. At December 31, 2009, our debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 9%. Our net cash provided by operating activities was $418 million, $248 million and $209 million for 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Our capital expenditures, including business acquisitions, for 2009, 2008 and 2007 were $175 million, $252 million and $234 million, respectively. For 2010, we plan to invest to support growth of our ROV fleet to meet firm demand and we plan to add a new diving support vessel as a replacement for another vessel. Capital expenditures in 2009 included expenditures for: additions and upgrades to our ROV fleet; the construction of our own facility to produce control umbilicals for our ROVs; and expansion of our specialty subsea products business in foreign markets. Capital expenditures in 2008 included expenditures for: additions and upgrades to our ROV fleet; the purchase of GTO for $40 million; vessel upgrades; and facility expansions for our specialty subsea products. Capital expenditures in 2007 included expenditures for: additions and upgrades to our ROV fleet; the purchase of Norway-based Ifokus Engineering AS (“Ifokus”), a designer and manufacturer of specialty subsea products, for $20 million; vessel upgrades; the acquisition of a small inspection company in the United Kingdom; and facility expansions in the United Kingdom, Norway, Morgan City, LA and Houston. Our facility expansions in the United Kingdom, Norway and Houston during 2007 related to our Subsea Products manufacturing operations, and our Morgan City expansion supports our ROV and Subsea Projects operations.

Our capital expenditures during 2009, 2008 and 2007 included $147 million, $146 million and $122 million, respectively, in our ROV segment, principally for additions and upgrades to our ROV fleet to expand the fleet and replace units we retired and for facilities infrastructure to support our growing ROV fleet size. We plan to continue adding ROVs at levels we determine appropriate to meet market opportunities as they arise. We added 30, 21 and 31 ROVs to our fleet and disposed of nine, four and seven units during 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, resulting in a total of 248 work-class systems in the fleet at December 31, 2009.

 

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In 2006, we chartered a larger deepwater vessel, the Ocean Intervention III, for three years, with extension options for up to six additional years. The initial three-year term of the charter began in May 2007. We also chartered an additional larger deepwater vessel, the Olympic Intervention IV, for an initial term of five years, which began in the third quarter of 2008. We outfitted each of these larger deepwater vessels with two of our high-specification work-class ROVs, and we expect to utilize these vessels to perform subsea hardware installation and inspection, repair and maintenance projects, and to conduct well intervention services in the ultra-deep waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

We have not guaranteed any debt not reflected on our consolidated balance sheet. In 2003, we acquired a 50% interest in Medusa Spar LLC. At formation, Medusa Spar LLC borrowed $84 million, or approximately 50% of its total capitalization, from a group of banks. The loan was repaid in 2008. We expect the majority of the positive net cash flow generated in the future by Medusa Spar LLC will be distributed to the equity holders. We received $8.5 million, $2.5 million and $3.4 million of cash distributions from Medusa Spar LLC and recognized $3.2 million, $1.9 million and $3.8 million of equity in the earnings of Medusa Spar LLC in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively. Medusa Spar LLC is a variable interest entity under accounting rules. As we are not the primary beneficiary of Medusa Spar LLC, we are accounting for our investment in Medusa Spar LLC using the equity method of accounting. At December 31, 2009, our investment in Medusa Spar LLC was $57.4 million.

Our principal source of cash from operating activities is our net income, adjusted for the non-cash expenses of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes and noncash compensation under our restricted stock plans. Our $418 million, $248 million and $209 million of cash provided from operating activities in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, were net of increases/(decreases) of ($12 million), $72 million and $55 million, respectively, in accounts receivable and increases/(decreases) of ($14 million), $17 million and $91 million, respectively, in inventory and other current assets. The changes in accounts receivable were due to changes in revenue in the fourth quarter of the respective years, in each case as compared to the fourth quarter of the immediately preceding year. The changes in inventory and other current assets principally related to ROV requirements and Subsea Products raw materials. The raw materials increases in 2007 related to preparations for building goods in our Subsea Products segment, which experienced revenue increases of 25% and 43% in 2008 and 2007, respectively. The increases in ROV inventory related to equipment waiting for assembly into ROVs to be placed in service in subsequent years and increases in parts to be used for servicing our growing ROV fleet.

In 2009 we used $162 million in investing activities, including $147 million on growing and upgrading our ROV operations.

In 2008, we used $246 million in investing activities, including $146 million to modernize and add additional units to our ROV fleet and $78 million to increase our Subsea Products capabilities, including our acquisition of GTO for $40 million. In 2007, we used $227 million in investing activities, including $122 million to modernize and add additional units to our ROV fleet, $66 million to add capacity to our Subsea Products facilities, including our acquisition of Ifokus for $20 million.

In 2009, 2008 and 2007, we received $2 million, $2 million and $5 million, respectively, in cash flow from financing activities as proceeds from the sale of our common stock pursuant to the exercise of employee stock options. In addition, in 2009, 2008 and 2007, we received $3 million, $7 million and $8 million, respectively, of tax benefit realized from tax deductions in excess of financial statement expense related to our stock-based compensation plans. For a description of our incentive plans, please see Note 8 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In 2002, our Board of Directors approved a plan to repurchase up to 6,000,000 shares of our common stock, subject to a $75 million aggregate purchase price limitation. During 2008, we completed the authorized repurchases under the plan by repurchasing 986,400 shares at a total cost of $54.9 million, which is reflected in our cash used in financing activities. Under our stock repurchase plan, we repurchased 2,782,000 shares of common stock from 2002 through 2008 at a total cost of $75 million. Through December 31, 2009, we had reissued all but 499,292 of these shares, primarily in connection with stock-based compensation plans. In February 2010, our Board of Directors approved a new plan to repurchase up to an additional 6,000,000 shares of our common stock. The timing and amount of any repurchases will be determined by our management. We expect that any shares repurchased under the new plan will be held as treasury stock for future use. The new plan does not obligate us to repurchase any particular number of shares.

Because of our significant foreign operations, we are exposed to currency fluctuations and exchange risks. We generally minimize these risks primarily through matching, to the extent possible, revenue and expense in the various currencies in which we operate. Cumulative translation adjustments as of December 31, 2009 relate primarily to our net investments in, including long-term loans to, our foreign subsidiaries. A stronger U.S. dollar against the U.K. pound sterling and the Norwegian kroner would result in lower operating income. See Item 7A – “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.” Inflation has not had a material effect on our revenue or income from operations in the past three years, and no such effect is expected in the near future.

 

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Results of Operations

Information on our business segments is shown in Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this report.

Oil and Gas. The table that follows sets out revenue and profitability for the business segments within our Oil and Gas business.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(dollars in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Remotely Operated Vehicles

      

Revenue

   $ 649,228      $ 625,921      $ 531,381   

Gross Margin

     237,023        221,270        168,322   

Gross Margin %

     37     35     32

Operating Income

     207,683        190,343        144,242   

Operating Income %

     32     30     27

Days available

     86,527        79,052        72,880   

Utilization %

     79     82     87

Subsea Products

      

Revenue

     487,726        649,857        521,937   

Gross Margin

     115,056        146,747        133,285   

Gross Margin %

     24     23     26

Operating Income

     60,526        96,046        92,804   

Operating Income %

     12     15     18

Backlog at end of period

     321,000        298,000        338,000   

Subsea Projects

      

Revenue

     241,393        256,517        257,752   

Gross Margin

     74,564        81,534        100,577   

Gross Margin %

     31     32     39

Operating Income

     66,514        72,816        92,841   

Operating Income %

     28     28     36

Inspection

      

Revenue

     216,140        249,109        219,686   

Gross Margin

     41,125        48,518        37,195   

Gross Margin %

     19     19     17

Operating Income

     26,443        31,017        22,749   

Operating Income %

     12     12     10

Mobile Offshore Production Systems

      

Revenue

     33,214        39,274        50,103   

Gross Margin

     10,093        8,361        12,443   

Gross Margin %

     30     21     25

Operating Income

     8,890        6,730        11,048   

Operating Income %

     27     17     22

Total Oil and Gas

      

Revenue

   $ 1,627,701      $ 1,820,678      $ 1,580,859   

Gross Margin

     477,861        506,430        451,822   

Gross Margin %

     29     28     29

Operating Income

     370,056        396,952        363,684   

Operating Income %

     23     22     23

 

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In response to continued increasing demand to support deepwater drilling and identified future construction and production maintenance work, we continue to build new ROVs. These new vehicles are designed for use around the world in water depths of 10,000 feet or more. We added 30, 21 and 31 ROVs in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, while disposing of 20 units over the three-year period. We plan to continue adding ROVs at levels we determine appropriate to meet market opportunities.

For 2009, our ROV revenue increased 4% over 2008 from the growth in days on hire for our larger work-class fleet, as our revenue per day on hire decreased approximately 2%. Our operating margin percentage increased as a result of cost controls. For 2008, our ROV revenue increased 18% over 2007 from improvements in average revenue per day-on-hire and growth in days on hire. We grew our ROV fleet size to 248 at December 31, 2009 from 227 at December 31, 2008 and 210 at December 31, 2007. Operating income increased by 9% in 2009 over 2008 and 32% in 2008 over 2007.

We anticipate ROV operating income to increase in 2010 as a result of an increase in days on hire. In addition to having a full year of service from the units we added during 2009, we expect to add approximately 15 to 20 ROVs in 2010 and retire four to six ROVs. Our operating margin percentage may decline slightly in 2010 due to a change in geographic mix.

Our Subsea Products revenue for 2009 declined 25% from 2008 from decreased demand for our specialty subsea products and lower umbilical plant throughput. In 2009, our operating margin percentage decreased from 15% to 12% due to the same factors. Our operating income and margins were also adversely affected by $5.5 million of unexpected costs we incurred in the third quarter of 2009 on two blowout preventer (“BOP”) control systems that we expect to deliver in 2010.

Our Subsea Products revenue for 2008 rose 25% over 2007 on increased sales of our specialty subsea products and umbilicals. In 2008, our operating margin percentage decreased from 18% to 15% due to engineering and manufacturing cost overruns related to two BOP control systems we delivered in 2009 and slightly lower margins on several of our other specialty product lines.

We anticipate our Subsea Products segment operating income in 2010 to be higher than 2009, as we expect to benefit from manufacturing improvements and cost reductions we implemented in 2009, avoid repetition of the unexpected costs we incurred in 2009 in manufacturing the BOP control systems, increase throughput in our umbilical plants and have higher ROV tooling rentals and subsea field development hardware sales. Our Subsea Products backlog was $321 million at December 31, 2009, 8% more than our $298 million backlog at December 31, 2008.

Our 2009 Subsea Projects revenue and operating income declined from 2008 due to a softer market for our diving and shallow water vessel services and competitive pressure in our deepwater vessel market due to an increase in vessel availability.

Our 2008 Subsea Projects operating income declined $20 million from 2007 on relatively flat revenue due to a softer market for our diving and shallow water vessel services, principally as a result of the substantial completion of work associated with damage caused by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005; costs incurred to mobilize the Olympic Intervention IV to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and complete its preparation for service; and expenses we incurred associated with regulatory inspection of four of our vessels. The 2007 amount included a $3.5 million gain from the sale of an ROV support vessel. The revenue shortage from the factors mentioned above was partially offset by additional revenue from a full year of availability from the Ocean Intervention III and the fourth quarter utilization of the Olympic Intervention IV.

We anticipate our 2010 operating income for Subsea Projects to be less than in 2009, as we complete The Performer contract off Angola early in 2010 and foresee a softer market for our deepwater vessels in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. We also expect a continued decline in demand for our diving and shallow water vessel services and higher vessel drydock expenses.

Our Inspection segment operating income decreased in 2009 compared to 2008 due to a lower exchange rate for the U.K. pound sterling against the U.S. dollar and decreased demand for our services.

In 2008 as compared to 2007, our Inspection revenue and margins increased, due to strong growth in all of the geographic areas we serve. We continued to sell more value-added services at improved pricing.

We expect that our Inspection segment operating income will be relatively flat in 2010.

The two Mobile Offshore Production Systems operating units we owned at the start of 2009 continued to work under the same contracts during the year. In December 2009 we sold one of them, the Ocean Producer, at a gain of $1.9 million. In June 2009 we sold Ocean Pensador, an oil tanker we were holding for possible conversion, at a loss of $0.8 million. We had

 

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recorded an impairment charge of $5.7 million on that vessel in 2008. The decreases in margins in 2008 compared to 2007 were the result of the $5.7 million impairment charge and the decline in the dayrate of the Ocean Legend, as per the customer renewal option terms in the existing contract.

We anticipate our Mobile Offshore Production Systems operating income in 2010 will decline from 2009 as a result of the retirement and sale of the Ocean Producer in December 2009. We anticipate the Ocean Legend will continue to work on its current contract for all of 2010.

Advanced Technologies. The table that follows sets out revenue and profitability for this segment.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(dollars in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Revenue

   $ 194,380      $ 156,743      $ 162,221   

Gross Margin

     25,128        21,596        25,561   

Gross Margin %

     13     14     16

Operating Income

     12,366        9,773        14,458   

Operating Income %

     6     6     9

Our Advanced Technologies segment’s 2009 revenue and operating income were higher than 2008 due to an escalation in work on entertainment industry projects and the award of the NASA Constellation Space Suit contract.

Our Advanced Technologies segment’s 2008 operating income was lower than 2007 due to the completion in 2007 of an engineering services contract that had been ongoing for more than five years.

We anticipate our Advanced Technologies 2010 operating income will be approximately the same as 2009.

Unallocated Expenses. Our unallocated expenses, i.e., those not associated with a specific business segment, within gross margin consist of expenses related to our incentive and deferred compensation plans, including restricted stock and bonuses, as well as other general expenses. A portion of our restricted stock expense varies with the market price of our common stock. Our unallocated expenses within operating income consist of those within gross margin plus general and administrative expenses related to corporate functions. The table that follows sets out our unallocated expenses.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(dollars in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Gross margin expenses

   $ (65,263   $ (63,226   $ (64,098

% of revenue

     4     3     4

Operating expenses

     (90,306     (89,167     (88,519

% of revenue

     5     5     5

Our unallocated gross margin and operating expenses increased in 2009, primarily due to higher compensation related to incentive plans.

Other. The table that follows sets forth our significant financial statement items below the operating income line.

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(dollars in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Interest income

   $ 694      $ 907      $ 1,198   

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

     (7,781     (13,485     (15,333

Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates:

      

Medusa Spar LLC

     3,242        1,894        3,779   

Other

     —          25        251   

Other income (expense), net

     1,504        321        (2,020

Provision for income taxes

     101,422        107,834        97,124   

 

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Interest expense decreased in 2009 and 2008, primarily from lower interest rates on LIBOR-based borrowings under our revolving credit agreement and term loan, and lower debt levels. Interest expense is net of capitalized interest of $1.0 million for 2007. We capitalized less than $0.1 million of interest in each of 2009 and 2008.

We earn equity income from our 50% investment in Medusa Spar LLC, which we acquired in 2003. Medusa Spar LLC owns 75% of a production spar in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and earns its revenue from fees charged on production processed through the facility. In 2008, we experienced a decrease in equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates from our investment in Medusa Spar LLC due to lower production throughput at the spar. In 2009, Medusa Spar LLC’s net income was higher due to increased throughput from the original blocks dedicated to be processed at the Medusa Spar, throughput from third parties and the elimination of interest expense, as Medusa Spar LLC repaid its debt during 2008. Throughput from the original blocks was higher in 2009 than 2008 due to less downtime from hurricanes in 2009.

We expect Medusa Spar LLC revenue will decline in 2010 due to normal rates of well decline. Medusa Spar LLC’s revenue could be increased if the operator of the producing wells is able to either start producing from other zones in the existing wells, which are anticipated to have higher flow rates than the currently-producing zones, or connect more wells to the spar.

Our effective tax rate, including foreign, state and local taxes, was 35% for each of 2009, 2008 and 2007, which included favorable resolutions of uncertain tax positions of $0.2 million, $0.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively, related to certain tax liabilities we recorded in prior years.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements, as defined by SEC rules.

Contractual Obligations

At December 31, 2009, we had payments due under contractual obligations as follows:

 

(dollars in thousands)

   Payments due by period
     Total    2010    2011-2012    2013-2014    After 2014

Long-term Debt

   $ 120,000    $ 20,000    $ 100,000    $ —      $ —  

Operating Leases

     173,580      44,000      61,919      26,545      41,116

Purchase Obligations

     119,477      119,477      —        —        —  

Other Long-term Obligations reflected on our balance sheet under GAAP

     48,014      1,319      2,879      3,212      40,604
                                  

TOTAL

   $ 461,071    $ 184,796    $ 164,798    $ 29,757    $ 81,720
                                  

At December 31, 2009, we had outstanding purchase order commitments totaling $119 million, including approximately $22 million for specialized steel tubes to be used in our manufacturing of steel tube umbilicals by our Subsea Products segment, $12 million for a new diving vessel being constructed at an estimated total cost of $17 million and $7 million for ROV winches and control umbilicals for ROV units. We have ordered the specialized steel tubes in advance to meet expected sales commitments. The diving vessel is being built as a replacement for another vessel. The winches and ROV umbilicals have been ordered for new ROVs and for anticipated replacements due to normal wear and tear. Should we decide not to accept delivery of the steel tubes, we would incur cancellation charges of at least 10% of the amount canceled.

In 2001, we entered into an agreement with our Chairman (the “Chairman”) who was also then our Chief Executive Officer. That agreement was amended in 2006 and in 2008. Pursuant to the amended agreement, the Chairman relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006 and began his post-employment service period on December 31, 2006. The agreement provides for a specific service period ending no later than August 15, 2011, during which the Chairman, acting as an independent contractor, has agreed to serve as nonexecutive Chairman of our Board of Directors for so long as our Board of Directors desires that he shall continue to serve in that capacity. The agreement provides the Chairman with post-employment benefits for ten years following the sooner to occur of August 15, 2011 or the termination of his services to us. The amendment in 2006 included a lump-sum cash buyout, paid in 2007, of the Chairman’s entitlement to perquisites and administrative assistance during that ten-year period (expected to run from 2011 to 2021). As a result, we recorded $2.8 million of associated expense in the fourth quarter of 2006. The agreement also provides for medical coverage on an after-tax basis to the Chairman, his spouse and children during his service with us and thereafter for their lives. We are recognizing the net present value of the post-employment benefits over the expected service period. If the service period is terminated for any reason (other than the Chairman’s refusal to continue serving), we will recognize all the previously unaccrued benefits in the period in which that termination occurs. Our total accrued liabilities, current and long-term, under this post-employment benefit were $6.3 million and $5.6 million at December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

 

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Effects of Inflation and Changing Prices

Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, using historical U.S. dollar accounting, or historical cost. Statements based on historical cost, however, do not adequately reflect the cumulative effect of increasing costs and changes in the purchasing power of the dollar, especially during times of significant and continued inflation.

In order to minimize the negative impact of inflation on our operations, we attempt to cover the increased cost of anticipated changes in labor, material and service costs, either through an estimate of those changes, which we reflect in the original price, or through price escalation clauses in our contracts.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

We are currently exposed to certain market risks arising from transactions we have entered into in the normal course of business. These risks relate to interest rate changes and fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. We do not believe these risks are material. We have not entered into any market risk sensitive instruments for speculative or trading purposes. We manage our exposure to interest rate changes through the use of a combination of fixed- and floating-rate debt. See Note 5 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this report for a description of our long-term debt agreements, interest rates and maturities. We believe significant interest rate changes would not have a material near term impact on our future earnings or cash flows. We have an interest rate hedge in place on $100 million of floating rate debt under our revolving credit facility for the period August 2008 to August 2011. The hedge fixes three-month LIBOR at 3.31% until August 2011.

Because we operate in various oil and gas exploration and production regions in the world, we conduct a portion of our business in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The functional currency for several of our international operations is the applicable local currency. A stronger U.S. dollar against the U.K. pound sterling and the Norwegian kroner would result in lower operating income. We manage our exposure to changes in foreign exchange rates principally through arranging compensation in U.S. dollars or freely convertible currency and, to the extent possible, by limiting compensation received in other currencies to amounts necessary to meet obligations denominated in those currencies. We use the exchange rates in effect as of the balance sheet date to translate assets and liabilities as to which the functional currency is the local currency, resulting in translation adjustments that we reflect as accumulated other comprehensive income or loss in the shareholders’ equity section of our Consolidated Balance Sheets. We recorded adjustments of $56 million, ($106 million) and $21 million to our equity accounts in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively. Negative adjustments reflect the net impact of the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against various foreign currencies for locations where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar. Conversely, positive adjustments reflect the effect of a weakening dollar.

We recorded foreign currency transaction gains (losses) of $2.0 million, $0.7 million and ($0.3 million) which is included in Other income (expense), net in our Consolidated Income Statements in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, related to our foreign operations.

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

In this report, our consolidated financial statements and supplementary data appear following the signature page to this report and are incorporated in this item by reference.

 

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

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Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

In accordance with Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as that term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of December 31, 2009 to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the year ended December 31, 2009 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as that term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act). Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external reporting purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. We developed our internal control over financial reporting through a process in which our management applied its judgment in assessing the costs and benefits of various controls and procedures, which, by their nature, can provide only reasonable assurance regarding the control objectives. You should note that the design of any system of controls is based in part on various assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and we cannot assure you that any system of controls will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions, regardless of how remote. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies and procedures may deteriorate.

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive, financial and accounting officers, we have conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the framework in “Internal Control – Integrated Framework” issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. This evaluation included a review of the documentation surrounding our financial reporting controls, an evaluation of the design effectiveness of these controls, testing of the operating effectiveness of these controls and an evaluation of our overall control environment. Based on that evaluation, our management has concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2009.

Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our internal control over financial reporting, as stated in their report which follows.

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Oceaneering International, Inc.

We have audited Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2009, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries’ management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2009, based on the COSO criteria.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2009 and 2008, and the related consolidated statements of income, cash flows, and shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2009 and our report dated February 24, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

 

Houston, Texas     /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
February 24, 2010    

 

Item 9B. Other Information.

We have no other information to report for the fourth quarter of this year covered by this annual report on Form 10-K that would have been required to be, and was not, reported on a Form 8-K.

 

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Part III

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

The information with respect to the directors and nominees for election to our Board of Directors is incorporated by reference from the section “Election of Directors” in our definitive proxy statement to be filed on or before April 30, 2010, relating to our 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Information concerning our Audit Committee and the audit committee financial experts is incorporated by reference from the sections entitled “Election of Directors – Corporate Governance” and “The Audit Committee” in the proxy statement referred to in this Item 10. Information concerning our Code of Ethics is incorporated by reference from the section entitled “Election of Directors – Code of Ethics” for the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers in the proxy statement referred to in this Item 10.

The information with respect to our executive officers is provided under the heading “Executive Officers of the Registrant” following Item 1 of Part I of this report. There are no family relationships between any of our directors or executive officers.

The information with respect to the reporting by our directors and executive officers and persons who own more than 10% of our Common Stock under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is incorporated by reference from the section entitled “Election of Directors – Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance” in the proxy statement referred to in this Item 10.

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation.

The information required by Item 11 is incorporated by reference from the sections entitled “Election of Directors – Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation,” “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” “Report of the Compensation Committee,” “Compensation of Executive Officers,” and “Director Compensation” in the proxy statement referred to in Item 10 above.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

The information required by Item 12 is incorporated by reference from (1) the Equity Compensation Plan Information table appearing in Item 5 – “Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities” in Part II of this report and (2) the section “Election of Directors – Security Ownership of Management and Certain Beneficial Owners” in the proxy statement referred to in Item 10 above.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

The information required by Item 13 is incorporated by reference from the sections entitled “Election of Directors – Corporate Governance” and “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” in the proxy statement referred to in Item 10 above.

 

Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

The information required by Item 14 is incorporated by reference from the section entitled “Ratification of Appointment of Auditors – Fees Incurred by Oceaneering for Ernst & Young LLP” in the proxy statement referred to in Item 10 above.

 

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Part IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.

 

  (a) Documents filed as part of this report.

 

  1. Financial Statements.

 

  (i) Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

  (ii) Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

  (iii) Consolidated Statements of Income

 

  (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

  (v) Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

 

  (vi) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

  2. Financial Statement Schedules

All schedules for which provision is made in the applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission have been omitted because they are not required under the relevant instructions or because the required information is not significant.

 

  3. Exhibits:

 

          Registration
or File
Number
   Form of
Report
   Report Date    Exhibit
Number
* 3.01    Restated Certificate of Incorporation    1-10945    10-K    Dec. 2000    3.01
* 3.02    Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation    1-10945    8-K    May 2008    3.1
* 3.03    Amended and Restated Bylaws    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2007    3.1
* 4.01    Specimen of Common Stock Certificate    1-10945    10-K    March 1993    4(a)
* 4.02    Amended and Restated Shareholder Rights Agreement dated as of November 16, 2001    1-10945    8-K    Nov. 2001    4.1
* 4.03    Note Purchase Agreement dated as of September 8, 1998 relating to $100,000,000 6.72% Senior Notes due September 8, 2010    1-10945    10-Q    Sept. 1998    4.01
* 4.04    Amended and Restated Credit Agreement ($250,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility with Accordion to $300,000,000) dated as of January 2, 2004    1-10945    10-K    Dec. 2003    4.05
* 4.05    First Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated January 22, 2007    1-10945    8-K    Jan. 2007    4.2
* 4.06    $200,000,000 Private Shelf Facility dated as of September 9, 2009 between Oceaneering International, Inc. and Prudential Investment Management, Inc.    1-10945    8-K    Sept. 2009    10.1
We and certain of our consolidated subsidiaries are parties to debt instruments under which the total amount of securities authorized does not exceed 10% of our total consolidated assets. Pursuant to paragraph 4(iii)(A) of Item 601(b) of Regulation S-K, we agree to furnish a copy of those instruments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on request.
   10.01+    Defined Contribution Master Plan and Trust Agreement and Adoption Agreement for the Oceaneering International, Inc. Retirement Investment Plan            
* 10.02+    Amended and Restated Service Agreement dated as of December 21, 2006 between Oceaneering and John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2006    10.01
* 10.03+    Modification to Service Agreement dated as of December 21, 2006 between Oceaneering and John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.9
* 10.04+    Trust Agreement dated as of May 12, 2006 between Oceaneering and United Trust Company, National Association    1-10945    8-K    May 2006    10.02
* 10.05+    First Amendment to Trust Agreement dated as of May 12, 2006 between Oceaneering International, Inc. and Bank of America National Association, as successor trustee    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.10
* 10.06+    2002 Non-Executive Incentive Plan    1-10945    10-Q    Sept. 2002    10.03

 

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* 10.07+    First Amendment to 2002 Non-Executive Incentive Plan of Oceaneering International, Inc.    1-10945    10-K    Dec. 2008    10.7
* 10.08+    Oceaneering International, Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2009    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.5
* 10.09+    Amended and Restated Oceaneering International, Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2000    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.6
* 10.10+    Change-of-Control Agreements dated as of November 16, 2001 between Oceaneering and John R. Huff, T. Jay Collins, Marvin J. Migura, M. Kevin McEvoy and George R. Haubenreich, Jr.    1-10945    10-K    Dec. 2001    10.06
* 10.11+    Form of First Amendment to Change-of-Control Agreement with T. Jay Collins, M. Kevin McEvoy, Marvin J. Migura and George R. Haubenreich, Jr.    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.7
* 10.12+    First Amendment to Change-of-Control Agreement with John R. Huff.    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.8
* 10.13+   

First Amendment to 2002 Incentive Plan of Oceaneering International, Inc.

   1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.2
* 10.14+    Form of Indemnification Agreement dated November 16, 2001 between Oceaneering and each of its Directors, Marvin J. Migura, M. Kevin McEvoy and George R. Haubenreich, Jr.    1-10945    10-K    Dec. 2001    10.12
* 10.15+    2002 Incentive Plan    1-10945    10-Q    June 2002    10.01
   10.16+    Oceaneering International, Inc. 2009 Cash Bonus Award Program            
* 10.17+    Amended and Restated 2002 Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements with John R. Huff and Executive Officers    1-10945    10-Q    Sept. 2002    10.04
* 10.18+    Form of First Amendment to Oceaneering International, Inc. Amended and Restated 2002 Restricted Stock Unit Award Incentive Agreement with Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.3
* 10.19+    First Amendment to Oceaneering International, Inc. Amended and Restated 2002 Restricted Stock Unit Award Incentive Agreement with John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.4
   10.20+    2005 Incentive Plan            
* 10.21+    First Amendment to 2005 Incentive Plan of Oceaneering International, Inc.    1-10945    8-K    Dec. 2008    10.1
* 10.22+    Form of 2006 Employee Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for John R. Huff and Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2006    10.1
* 10.23+    Form of 2006 Performance Unit Agreement for John R. Huff, and Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2006    10.2
* 10.24+    2006 Performance Award: Goals and Measures, relating to the Form of 2006 Performance Unit Agreement    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2006    10.3
* 10.25+    Form of 2007 Employee Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2007    10.1
* 10.26+    Form of 2007 Chairman Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2007    10.3
* 10.27+    Form of 2007 Performance Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2007    10.2
* 10.28+    Form of 2007 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2007    10.4
* 10.29+    2007 Performance Award: Goals and Measures, relating to the Form of 2007 Performance Unit Agreement and Form of Chairman Performance Unit Agreement    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2007    10.5
* 10.30+    Form of 2008 Employee Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.1
* 10.31+    Form of 2008 Nonemployee Director Restricted Stock Agreement for Jerold J. DesRoche, David S. Hooker, D Michael Hughes and Harris J. Pappas    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.6
* 10.32+    Form of 2008 Chairman Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.3
* 10.33+    Form of 2008 Performance Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.2
* 10.34+    Form of 2008 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.4
* 10.35+    2008 Performance Award: Goals and Measures, relating to the Form of 2008 Performance Unit Agreement and Form of Chairman Performance Unit Agreement    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2008    10.5

 

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* 10.36+    Form of 2009 Employee Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.1
* 10.37+    Form of 2009 Nonemployee Director Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Jerold J. DesRoche, David S. Hooker, D. Michael Hughes and Harris J. Pappas    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.6
* 10.38+    Form of 2009 Chairman Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.3
* 10.39+    Form of 2009 Performance Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.2
* 10.40+    Form of 2009 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.4
* 10.41+    2009 Performance Award: Goals and Measures, relating to the form of 2009 Performance Unit Agreement for its executive officers and 2009 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2009    10.5
* 10.42+    Form of 2010 Employee Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.1
* 10.43+    Form of 2010 Nonemployee Director Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Jerold J. DesRoche, David S. Hooker, D. Michael Hughes and Harris J. Pappas    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.6
* 10.44+    Form of 2010 Chairman Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.3
* 10.45+    Form of 2010 Performance Unit Agreement for Executive Officers    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.2
* 10.46+    Form of 2010 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement for John R. Huff    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.4
* 10.47    2010 Performance Award: Goals and Measures, relating to the form of 2010 Performance Unit Agreement and 2010 Chairman Performance Unit Agreement    1-10945    8-K    Feb. 2010    10.5
* 10.48    Separation and Release Agreement dated as of August 4, 2009 between Oceaneering International, Inc. and Philip D. Gardner    1-10945    8-K    Aug. 2009    3.1
   21.01   

Subsidiaries of Oceaneering

           
   23.01   

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

           
   31.01   

Rule 13a – 14(a)/15d – 14(a) certification of Chief Executive Officer

           
   31.02   

Rule 13a – 14(a)/15d – 14(a) certification of Chief Financial Officer

           
   32.01   

Section 1350 certification of Chief Executive Officer

           
   32.02   

Section 1350 certification of Chief Financial Officer

           

 

* Exhibit previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as indicated, and incorporated herein by reference.
+ Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.

 

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: February 24, 2010     By:   /S/ T. JAY COLLINS
        T. Jay Collins
        Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/S/ T. JAY COLLINS

T. Jay Collins

  

Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  February 24, 2010

/S/ MARVIN J. MIGURA

Marvin J. Migura

  

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

  February 24, 2010

/S/ W. CARDON GERNER

W. Cardon Gerner

  

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

(Principal Accounting Officer)

  February 24, 2010

/S/ JOHN R. HUFF

John R. Huff

   Chairman of the Board   February 24, 2010

/S/ JEROLD J. DESROCHE

Jerold J. DesRoche

  

Director

  February 24, 2010

/S/ DAVID S. HOOKER

David S. Hooker

  

Director

  February 24, 2010

/S/ D. MICHAEL HUGHES

D. Michael Hughes

  

Director

  February 24, 2010

/S/ HARRIS J. PAPPAS

Harris J. Pappas

  

Director

  February 24, 2010

 

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INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SCHEDULES

Index to Financial Statements

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm    37
Consolidated Balance Sheets    38
Consolidated Statements of Income    39
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows    40
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income    41
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements    42
Selected Quarterly Financial Data (unaudited)    61

Index to Schedules

All schedules for which provision is made in the applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission have been omitted because they are not required under the relevant instructions or because the required information is not significant.

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Oceaneering International, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2009 and 2008, and the related consolidated statements of income, cash flows, and shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2009. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Oceaneering International, Inc. and Subsidiaries at December 31, 2009 and 2008, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2009, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the application of a new accounting standard related to participating securities and earnings per share.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Oceaneering International Inc. and Subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2009, based on criteria established in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated February 24, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP

Houston, Texas

February 24, 2010

 

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OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

     December 31,  

(in thousands, except share data)

   2009     2008  

ASSETS

    

Current Assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 162,351      $ 11,200   

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $274 and $1,492

     435,151        446,719   

Inventory

     232,217        235,582   

Other current assets

     44,420        54,204   
                

Total Current Assets

     874,139        747,705   
                

Property and Equipment, at cost

     1,501,243        1,351,839   

Less accumulated depreciation

     734,882        654,409   
                

Net Property and Equipment

     766,361        697,430   
                

Other Assets:

    

Goodwill

     130,820        118,706   

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates

     58,736        63,930   

Other

     50,231        42,249   
                

Total Other Assets

     239,787        224,885   
                

Total Assets

   $ 1,880,287      $ 1,670,020   
                

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Current Liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 86,484      $ 92,511   

Accrued liabilities

     255,704        244,035   

Income taxes payable

     46,359        20,781   
                

Total Current Liabilities

     388,547        357,327   
                

Long-term Debt

     120,000        229,000   
                

Other Long-term Liabilities

     147,417        116,039   
                

Commitments and Contingencies

    

Shareholders’ Equity:

    

Common Stock, par value $0.25 per share; 180,000,000 shares authorized; 55,417,044 shares issued

     13,854        13,854   

Additional paid-in capital

     212,788        224,245   

Treasury stock; 499,292 and 941,600 shares, at cost

     (27,796     (52,419

Retained earnings

     1,039,043        850,690   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     (13,566     (68,716
                

Total shareholders’ equity

     1,224,323        967,654   
                

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

   $ 1,880,287      $ 1,670,020   
                

The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(in thousands, except per share data)

   2009     2008     2007  

Revenue

   $ 1,822,081      $ 1,977,421      $ 1,743,080   

Cost of services and products

     1,384,355        1,512,621        1,329,795   
                        

Gross Margin

     437,726        464,800        413,285   

Selling, general and administrative expense

     145,610        147,242        123,662   
                        

Income from Operations

     292,116        317,558        289,623   

Interest income

     694        907        1,198   

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized

     (7,781     (13,485     (15,333

Equity earnings of unconsolidated affiliates

     3,242        1,919        4,030   

Other income (expense), net

     1,504        321        (2,020
                        

Income before Income Taxes

     289,775        307,220        277,498   

Provision for income taxes

     101,422        107,834        97,124   
                        

Net Income

   $ 188,353      $ 199,386      $ 180,374   
                        

Basic Earnings per Share

   $ 3.42      $ 3.59      $ 3.27   

Diluted Earnings per Share

   $ 3.40      $ 3.56      $ 3.22   

The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

      

Net income

   $ 188,353      $ 199,386      $ 180,374   
                        

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

      

Depreciation and amortization

     122,945        115,029        93,776   

Deferred income tax provision

     21,631        45,876        10,265   

Net gain on sales of property and equipment

     (305     (5,460     (4,198

Noncash compensation

     6,369        7,956        5,337   

Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates greater than

      

(less than) earnings

     5,194        725        (33

Increase (decrease) in cash from:

      

Accounts receivable, net

     11,568        (71,903     (55,357

Inventory and other current assets

     14,073        (15,968     (95,726

Other assets

     (9,506     4,527        1,462   

Currency translation effect on working capital

     16,215        (44,224     14,918   

Accounts payable

     (6,027     14,602        6,064   

Accrued liabilities

     14,063        10,265        55,676   

Income taxes payable

     25,578        (7,618     (2,470

Other long-term liabilities

     8,083        (5,279     (1,213
                        

Total adjustments to net income

     229,881        48,528        28,501   
                        

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

     418,234        247,914        208,875   
                        

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

      

Purchases of property and equipment

     (175,021     (209,301     (208,696

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

     —          (42,976     (25,099

Dispositions of property and equipment

     12,535        5,886        6,941   
                        

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

     (162,486     (246,391     (226,854
                        

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

      

Net (payments) proceeds from revolving credit facility

     (4,000     (36,000     25,561   

Payments of 6.72% Senior Notes

     (20,000     (20,000     (20,000

Proceeds (payments) from Term Loan

     (85,000     85,000        —     

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

     1,880        1,726        5,277   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

     2,523        6,770        8,023   

Purchases of treasury stock

     —          (54,929     —     
                        

Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

     (104,597     (17,433     18,861   
                        

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     151,151        (15,910     882   

Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of Period

     11,200        27,110        26,228   
                        

Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of Period

   $ 162,351      $ 11,200      $ 27,110   
                        

The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

(in thousands)

  Common Stock
Issued
  Additional
Paid-in
Capital
    Unearned
Compen-
sation
    Treasury
Stock
    Retained
Earnings
    Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
    Total  
  Shares   Amounts           Fair Value
of Hedging
Instruments
    Currency
Translation
Adjustments
    Pension    

Balance, December 31, 2006

  54,440   $ 13,610   $ 191,986      $ (76   $ —        $ 472,525      $ 353      $ 21,573      $ (3,207   $ 696,764   

Adjustment to initially apply FIN No. 48, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          (1,595     —          —          —          (1,595
                                                                         

Adjusted balance, January 1, 2007

  54,440     13,610     191,986        (76     —          470,930        353        21,573        (3,207     695,169   
                                                                         

Comprehensive Income:

                   

Net Income

  —       —       —          —          —          180,374        —          —          —          180,374   

Change in fair value of interest rate hedge, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          (277     —          —          (277

Pension-related adjustments, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          —          396        396   

Translation adjustments

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          21,011        —          21,011   
                                                                         

Total Comprehensive Income

  —       —       —          —          —          180,374        (277     21,011        396        201,504   
                                                                         

Restricted stock expense

  228     57     3,995        1,281        —          —          —          —          —          5,333   

Restricted stock grant

  32     8     1,306        (1,314     —          —          —          —          —          —     

Stock options exercised

  375     94     5,183        —          —          —          —          —          —          5,277   

Stock options expense

  —       —       4        —          —          —          —          —          —          4   

Tax benefits from stock plans

  —       —       8,023        —          —          —          —          —          —          8,023   
                                                                         

Balance, December 31, 2007

  55,075     13,769     210,497        (109     —          651,304        76        42,584        (2,811     915,310   
                                                                         

Comprehensive Income:

                   

Net Income

  —       —       —          —          —          199,386        —          —          —          199,386   

Change in fair value of interest rate hedge and other, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          (3,133     —          —          (3,133

Pension-related adjustments, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          —          641        641   

Translation adjustments

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          (106,073     —          (106,073
                                                                         

Total Comprehensive Income

  —       —       —          —          —          199,386        (3,133     (106,073     641        90,821   
                                                                         

Restricted stock expense

  224     56     5,965        1,935        —          —          —          —          —          7,956   

Restricted stock grant

  32     8     1,984        (1,992     —          —          —          —          —          —     

Stock options exercised

  86     21     (805     —          2,510        —          —          —          —          1,726   

Tax benefits from stock plans

  —       —       6,770        —          —          —          —          —          —          6,770   

Treasury stock purchases, 986,400 shares

  —       —       —          —          (54,929     —          —          —          —          (54,929
                                                                         

Balance, December 31, 2008

  55,417     13,854     224,411        (166     (52,419     850,690        (3,057     (63,489     (2,170     967,654   
                                                                         

Comprehensive Income:

                   

Net Income

  —       —       —          —          —          188,353        —          —          —          188,353   

Change in fair value of interest rate hedge and other, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          629        —          —          629   

Pension-related adjustments, net of tax

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          —          (1,812     (1,812

Translation adjustments

  —       —       —          —          —          —          —          56,333        —          56,333   
                                                                         

Total Comprehensive Income

  —       —       —          —          —          188,353        629        56,333        (1,812     243,503   
                                                                         

Restricted stock expense

        (9,066     1,077        16,752        —          —          —          —          8,763   

Restricted stock grant

        (787     (994     1,781        —          —          —          —          —     

Stock options exercised

        (4,210     —          6,090        —          —          —          —          1,880   

Tax benefits from stock plans

  —       —       2,523        —          —          —          —          —          —          2,523   
                                                                         

Balance, December 31, 2009

  55,417   $ 13,854   $ 212,871      $ (83   $ (27,796   $ 1,039,043      $ (2,428   $ (7,156   $ (3,982   $ 1,224,323   
                                                                         

The accompanying Notes are an integral part of these Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1. SUMMARY OF MAJOR ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

Principles of Consolidation. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Oceaneering International, Inc. and our 50% or more owned and controlled subsidiaries. We also consolidate entities that are determined to be variable interest entities if we determine that we are the primary beneficiary; otherwise, we account for these entities using the equity method of accounting. We use the equity method to account for our investments in unconsolidated affiliated companies of which we own an equity interest of between 20% and 50% and as to which we have significant influence, but not control, over operations. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Use of Estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires that our management make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Reclassifications. Certain amounts from prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current year presentation.

Cash and Cash Equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents include demand deposits and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less from the date of the investment.

Accounts Receivable – Allowances for Doubtful Accounts. We determine the need for allowances for doubtful accounts using the specific identification method. We do not generally require collateral from our customers.

Inventory. Inventory is valued at lower of cost or market. We determine cost using the weighted-average method.

Property and Equipment. We provide for depreciation of property and equipment on the straight-line method over estimated useful lives of three to 20 years for marine services equipment (such as ROVs, vessels and diving equipment), up to 12 years for mobile offshore production equipment and three to 25 years for buildings, improvements and other equipment.

We charge the costs of repair and maintenance of property and equipment to operations as incurred, while we capitalize the costs of improvements.

We capitalize interest on assets where the construction period is anticipated to be more than three months. We capitalized $1.0 million 2007. We capitalized less than $0.1 million of interest in each of 2009 and 2008. We do not allocate general administrative costs to capital projects. Upon the disposition of property and equipment, the related cost and accumulated depreciation accounts are relieved and any resulting gain or loss is included as an adjustment to cost of services and products.

Our management periodically, and upon the occurrence of a triggering event, reviews the realizability of long-lived assets, excluding goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles, which are held and used by us, to determine whether any events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. For long-lived assets to be held and used, we base our evaluation on impairment indicators such as the nature of the assets, the future economic benefit of the assets, any historical or future profitability measurements and other external market conditions or factors that may be present. If such impairment indicators are present or other factors exist that indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable, we determine whether an impairment has occurred through the use of an undiscounted cash flows analysis of the asset at the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows exist. If an impairment has occurred, we recognize a loss for the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the asset. For assets held for sale or disposal, the fair value of the asset is measured using fair market value less cost to sell. Assets are classified as held-for-sale when we have a plan for disposal of certain assets and those assets meet the held for sale criteria. In 2008, we recorded an impairment charge of $5.7 million to reduce our investment in the Ocean Pensador, an oil tanker we were holding for possible conversion, to its fair value, based on quoted steel commodity prices. This impairment charge was recorded in our cost of services and products in our Mobile Offshore Production Systems segment.

 

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Business Acquisitions. In March 2008, we purchased GTO Subsea AS ("GTO"), a Norwegian rental provider of specialized subsea dredging equipment, including ROV-deployed units, to the offshore oil and gas industry for $40 million. We accounted for this acquisition using the purchase method of accounting, with the purchase price being allocated to the net assets acquired based on their fair market values at the date of acquisition. Our goodwill, all nondeductible, associated with the acquisition was $23.2 million, and other intangible assets were $8.1 million. The results of operations of GTO are included in our consolidated statements of income from the date of acquisition.

In 2007, we acquired Ifokus Engineering AS ("Ifokus"), a designer and manufacturer of specialty subsea products based in Norway, for $20 million. We accounted for this acquisition using the purchase method of accounting, with the purchase price being allocated to the net assets acquired based on their fair market values at the date of acquisition. Our goodwill, all nondeductible, associated with the acquisition was $18 million, and other intangible assets were $2 million. The results of operations of Ifokus are included in our consolidated statements of income from the date of acquisition.

We also made several smaller acquisitions during the periods presented.

The above acquisitions were not material. As a result, we have not included pro forma information related to the acquisitions in this report.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets. We tested the goodwill attributable to each of our reporting units for impairment as of December 31, 2009, 2008 and 2007 and concluded that there was no impairment. Our reporting units are the operating units one level below our business segments, except for ROVs and Inspection, which are tested as single reporting units. We estimated fair value using discounted cash flow methodologies and market comparable information. The only changes in our reporting units’ goodwill during the periods presented are from business acquisitions, as discussed above, and currency exchange rate changes. For more information regarding goodwill by business segment, see Note 7.

Within our balance sheet caption Other Assets: Other, at December 31, 2009 and 2008, we had $20.1 million and $21.4 million, respectively, of intangible assets, primarily acquired in connection with business combinations. These intangible assets include trade names, intellectual property and customer relationships, and are being amortized with a weighted average remaining life of approximately 10 years.

Revenue Recognition. We recognize our revenue according to the type of contract involved. On a daily basis, we recognize revenue under contracts that provide for specific time, material and equipment charges, which we bill periodically, ranging from weekly to monthly.

We account for significant fixed-price contracts, which we enter into mainly in our Subsea Products segment, and to a lesser extent in our Subsea Projects and Advanced Technologies segments, using the percentage-of-completion method. In 2009, we accounted for 12% of our revenue using the percentage-of-completion method. In determining whether a contract should be accounted for using the percentage-of-completion method, we consider whether:

 

   

the customer provides specifications for the construction of facilities or production of goods or for the provision of related services;

 

   

we can reasonably estimate our progress towards completion and our costs;

 

   

the contract includes provisions as to the enforceable rights regarding the goods or services to be provided, consideration to be received and the manner and terms of payment;

 

   

the customer can be expected to satisfy its obligations under the contract; and

 

   

we can be expected to perform our contractual obligations.

Under the percentage-of-completion method, we recognize estimated contract revenue based on costs incurred to date as a percentage of total estimated costs. Changes in the expected cost of materials and labor, productivity, scheduling and other factors affect the total estimated costs. Additionally, external factors, including weather or other factors outside of our control, also affect the progress and estimated cost of a project's completion and, therefore, the timing of income and revenue recognition. We routinely review estimates related to our contracts and reflect revisions to profitability in earnings immediately. If a current estimate of total contract cost indicates an ultimate loss on a contract, we recognize the projected loss in full when we determine it. Although we are continually striving to improve our ability to estimate our contract costs and profitability, adjustments to overall contract costs could be significant in future periods.

We recognize the remainder of our revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, price is fixed or determinable and collection is reasonably assured.

 

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Revenue in Excess of Amounts Billed is classified as accounts receivable and relates to recoverable costs and accrued profits on contracts in progress. Billings in Excess of Revenue Recognized on uncompleted contracts are classified in accrued liabilities.

Revenue in Excess of Amounts Billed on uncompleted fixed-price contracts accounted for using the percentage-of-completion method is summarized as follows:

 

     December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008  

Revenue recognized

   $ 164,296      $ 173,625   

Less: Billings to customers

     (146,241     (136,113
                

Revenue in excess of amounts billed

   $ 18,055      $ 37,512   
                

Billings in Excess of Revenue Recognized on uncompleted fixed-price contracts accounted for using the percentage-of-completion method are summarized as follows:

 

     December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008  

Amounts billed to customers

   $ 28,361      $ 18,263   

Less: Revenue recognized

     (15,371     (11,578
                

Billings in excess of revenue recognized

   $ 12,990      $ 6,685   
                

Stock-Based Compensation. For all awards granted after December 31, 2005 and awards modified, repurchased or canceled after that date, as well as the unvested portion of awards granted prior to December 31, 2005, we recognize all share-based payments to directors, officers and employees, including grants of stock options, over their vesting periods in the income statement based on their estimated fair values.

In light of the accounting expense recognition requirements effective as of January 1, 2006, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors has expressed its intention to refrain from using stock options as a component of compensation for our executive officers and other employees for the foreseeable future. Additionally, our Board of Directors has expressed its intention to refrain from using stock options as a component of nonemployee director compensation for the foreseeable future. No stock options have been granted since 2005. For more information on our employee benefit plans, see Note 8.

Income Taxes. We provide income taxes at appropriate tax rates in accordance with our interpretation of the respective tax laws and regulations after review and consultation with our internal tax department, tax advisors and, in some cases, legal counsel in various jurisdictions. We provide for deferred income taxes for differences between carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial and tax reporting purposes. Our policy is to provide for deferred U.S. income taxes on foreign income only to the extent such income is not to be invested indefinitely in the related foreign entity. We provide a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that the asset will not be realized.

We recognize the benefit for a tax position if the benefit is more likely than not to be sustainable upon audit by the applicable taxing authority. If this threshold is met, the tax benefit is then measured and recognized at the largest amount that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement. We account for any applicable interest and penalties on uncertain tax positions as a component of our provision for income taxes on our financial statements.

Foreign Currency Translation. The functional currency for several of our foreign subsidiaries is the applicable local currency. Results of operations for foreign subsidiaries with functional currencies other than the U.S. dollar are translated into U.S. dollars using average exchange rates during the period. Assets and liabilities of these foreign subsidiaries are translated into U.S. dollars using the exchange rates in effect at the balance sheet date, and the resulting translation adjustments are accumulated as a component of shareholders' equity. All foreign currency transaction gains and losses are recognized currently in the Consolidated Statements of Income. We recorded $2.0 million, $0.7 million and ($0.3 million) of foreign currency gains (losses) in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, and those amounts are included as a component of Other income (expense), net.

Earnings Per Share. In 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued a staff position on determining whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities, stating that unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents (whether

 

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paid or unpaid) are participating securities and, therefore, need to be included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share. Certain of our share-based payments contain such rights to dividends or dividend equivalents and are considered participating securities under this staff position. We adopted the staff position as of January 1, 2009, as required. The following table presents our earnings per share calculations in accordance with this staff position:

 

     Year Ended December 31,  
     2009     2008     2007  
     (in thousands, except per share data)  

Basic earnings per share:

      

Net income per consolidated statements of income

   $ 188,353      $ 199,386      $ 180,374   

Income allocable to participating securities

     (1,324     (2,118     (1,358
                        

Earnings allocable to common shareholders

   $ 187,029      $ 197,268      $ 179,016   
                        

Basic shares outstanding

     54,766        54,949        54,786   
                        

Basic earnings per share

   $ 3.42      $ 3.59      $ 3.27   
                        

Basic earnings per share, as previously reported

     N/A      $ 3.63      $ 3.29   
                        

Diluted earnings per share:

      

Net income per consolidated statements of income

   $ 188,353      $ 199,386      $ 180,374   

Income allocable to participating securities

     (1,318     (2,102     (1,340
                        

Earnings allocable to diluted common shareholders

   $ 187,035      $ 197,284      $ 179,034   
                        

Diluted shares outstanding

     55,026        55,374        55,537   
                        

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 3.40      $ 3.56      $ 3.22   
                        

Diluted earnings per share, as previously reported

     N/A      $ 3.58      $ 3.24   
                        

Financial Instruments. We recognize all derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in the balance sheet and measure those instruments at fair value. Subsequent changes in fair value are reflected in current earnings or other comprehensive income, depending on whether a derivative instrument is designated as part of a hedge relationship and, if it is, the type of hedge relationship.

Pension and Postretirement Benefits. We recognize the funded status of the pension and postretirement plans in our balance sheet, along with a corresponding noncash, after-tax adjustment to shareholders’ equity. Funded status is determined as the difference between the fair value of plan assets and the projected benefit obligation. We determine the fair value of our pension plan assets using Level 2 inputs, primarily the quoted market prices of the underlying securities of the Plan investments. Changes in the funded status will be recognized in other comprehensive income (loss).

Subsequent Events. In February 2010, our Board of Directors approved a plan to repurchase up to 6,000,000 shares of our common stock. We have evaluated events and transactions through the issuance of these financial statements on February 24, 2010 for possible recognition or disclosure.

New Accounting Standards. The following is a summary of recent accounting pronouncements that are applicable to us.

In 2006, the FASB issued a statement on fair value measurements, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The statement applies under other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements, except as otherwise specified therein. The effective date for the application of this statement to certain items was deferred to January 1, 2009, and we adopted this statement at that time.

 

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In 2007, the FASB issued revisions to the accounting principles related to business combinations. The revisions still require purchase accounting in business combinations, but they:

 

   

require an acquirer to recognize all assets and liabilities acquired at the acquisition date, measured at their fair values as of that date, with limited exceptions;

 

   

require the expensing of all transaction costs and restructuring charges;

 

   

require the acquirer in a business combination achieved in stages to recognize the identifiable assets and liabilities at the full amounts of their fair market values at the acquisition date; and

 

   

require the acquirer to recognize contingent consideration, including earn-out arrangements, at the acquisition date, measured at its fair value at that date, with subsequent changes to be recognized in earnings.

These items have not been material to us to date. We adopted these revisions as of January 1, 2009, as required.

In 2007, the FASB issued a statement regarding noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements, which requires that revenue, expenses, gains, losses, net income or loss and other comprehensive income be reported in the consolidated financial statements at the consolidated amounts, and that the amount of net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest (commonly called minority interest) be reported separately in the consolidated statement of income. This statement also requires that the noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries be separately presented in the consolidated balance sheets within equity. These items have not been material to us to date. We adopted this statement as of January 1, 2009, as required.

In 2008, the FASB issued guidance to improve financial reporting about derivative instruments and hedging activities by requiring enhanced disclosures to enable investors to better understand the effects of these activities on an entity's financial position, financial performance and cash flows. We adopted the guidance as of January 1, 2009, as required.

In May 2009, the FASB established new principles and reporting requirements for subsequent events. In particular, the FASB set forth the period after the balance sheet date during which management of a reporting entity shall evaluate: events or transactions that may occur for potential recognition or disclosure in its financial statements; the circumstances under which it shall recognize events or transactions occurring after the balance sheet date in its financial statements; and the disclosures that it shall make about events or transactions that occurred after the balance sheet date. We adopted these principles and requirements as of June 30, 2009, as required.

In June 2009, the FASB issued an updated accounting principle regarding accounting for variable interest entities, specifically to:

 

   

require ongoing reassessments of whether an enterprise is the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity;

 

   

eliminate the quantitative approach previously required for determining the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity, which was based on determining which enterprise absorbs the majority of the entity’s expected losses, receives a majority of the entity’s expected residual returns, or both;

 

   

change certain guidance for determining whether an entity is a variable interest entity;

 

   

add an additional reconsideration event for determining whether an entity is a variable interest entity when any changes in facts and circumstances occur such that the holders of the equity investment at risk, as a group, lose the power from voting rights or similar rights of those investments to direct the activities of the entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance; and

 

   

require enhanced disclosures that will provide users of financial statements with more transparent information about an enterprise’s involvement in a variable interest entity.

The principle will be effective for our first quarter 2010 financial statements, and earlier adoption is not allowed. We are evaluating the impact of this principle on our financial statements.

 

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2. INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES

Our investments in unconsolidated affiliates consisted of the following:

 

     December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008    2007

Medusa Spar LLC

   $ 57,388    $ 62,583    $ 63,183

Other

     1,348      1,347      1,472
                    
   $ 58,736    $ 63,930    $ 64,655
                    

In 2003, we purchased a 50% equity interest in Medusa Spar LLC for $43.7 million. Medusa Spar LLC owns a 75% interest in a production spar platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Medusa Spar LLC's revenue is derived from processing oil and gas production for a fee based on the volumes processed through the platform (throughput). Medusa Spar LLC financed its acquisition of its 75% interest in the production spar platform using approximately 50% debt and 50% equity from its equity holders. The debt was repaid in 2008. We believe our maximum exposure to loss from our investment in Medusa Spar LLC is our $57 million investment. Medusa Spar LLC is a variable interest entity. We are not the primary beneficiary under of Medusa Spar LLC, since we own 50%, do not manage the operations of the asset it owns and another owner guaranteed the revenue stream necessary for it to repay its debt. As we are not the primary beneficiary, we are accounting for our investment in Medusa Spar LLC under the equity method of accounting. Summarized 100% financial information relative to Medusa Spar LLC and a reconciliation of the underlying equity in net assets to our carrying value follows.

 

     December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Medusa Spar LLC

      

Condensed Balance Sheets

      

ASSETS

      

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 949      $ 3,520      $ 18,181   

Other current assets

     4,116        2,456        879   

Property and Equipment, net

     110,028        119,506        128,983   

Other Non-Current Assets

     —          —          378   
                        

Total Assets

   $ 115,093      $ 125,482      $ 148,421   
                        

LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS’ EQUITY

      

Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt

   $ —        $ —        $ 8,810   

Other Current Liabilities

     17        17        16   
                        

Total Current Liabilities

     17        17        8,826   

Long-Term Debt, net of current maturities

     —          —          12,928   

Other Comprehensive Income

     —          —          233   

Members’ Equity

     115,076        125,465        126,434   
                        

Total Liabilities and Members’ Equity

   $ 115,093      $ 125,482      $ 148,421   
                        

Condensed Statements of Operations

      

Revenue

   $ 16,143      $ 14,455      $ 18,839   

Depreciation

     (9,478     (9,478     (9,478

General and Administrative

     (70     (118     (112

Interest

     —          (832     (1,451
                        

Net Income

   $ 6,595      $ 4,027      $ 7,798   
                        

Our 50% share of the underlying equity of the net assets of Medusa Spar LLC is approximately equal to its carrying value. Our 50% share of the cumulative undistributed earnings of Medusa Spar LLC was $15.7 million and $20.9 million at December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

 

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3. INCOME TAXES

We recognize the benefit for a tax position if the benefit is more likely than not to be sustainable upon audit by the applicable taxing authority. If this threshold is met, the tax benefit is then measured and recognized at the largest amount that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement.

We account for any applicable interest and penalties on uncertain tax positions as a component of our provision for income taxes on our financial statements. We charged $0.5 million, $0.4 million and $0.4 million to income tax expense in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively, for penalties and interest taken on our financial statements on uncertain tax positions, which brought our total liabilities for penalties and interest on uncertain tax positions to $3.8 million and $3.2 million on our balance sheet at December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Including associated foreign tax credits and penalties and interest, we have accrued a total of $6.1 million in the caption "other long-term liabilities" on our balance sheet for unrecognized tax benefits at December 31, 2009. All additions or reductions to those liabilities affect our effective income tax rate in the periods of change.

A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits, not including associated foreign tax credits and penalties and interest, is as follows:

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Beginning of year

   $ 8,402      $ 7,450      $ 7,001   

Additions based on tax positions related to the current year

     1,361        1,354        1,392   

Reductions for expiration of statutes of limitations

     (81     (402     (587

Settlements

     (194     —          (356
                        

Balance at end of year

   $ 9,488      $ 8,402      $ 7,450   
                        

We do not believe that the total of unrecognized tax benefits will significantly increase or decrease in the next 12 months.

We file a consolidated U.S. federal income tax return for Oceaneering International, Inc. and our domestic subsidiaries, including acquired companies from their respective dates of acquisition. We conduct our international operations in a number of locations that have varying laws and regulations with regard to income and other taxes, some of which are subject to interpretation. Our management believes that adequate provisions have been made for all taxes that will ultimately be payable, although final determination of tax liabilities may differ from our estimates.

Income before income taxes is as follows:

 

     Year Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008    2007

Domestic

   $ 64,410    $ 88,843    $ 140,692

Foreign

     225,365      218,377      136,806
                    

Income before income taxes

   $ 289,775    $ 307,220    $ 277,498
                    

 

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Our provisions for income taxes and our cash taxes paid are as follows:

 

     Year Ended December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008    2007

Current:

        

Domestic

   $ 12,839    $ 9,404    $ 41,512

Foreign

     66,952      52,554      45,347
                    

Total current

     79,791      61,958      86,859
                    

Deferred:

        

Domestic

     10,737      22,006      7,621

Foreign

     10,894      23,870      2,644
                    

Total deferred

     21,631      45,876      10,265
                    

Total provision for income taxes

   $ 101,422    $ 107,834    $ 97,124
                    

Cash taxes paid

   $ 42,520    $ 66,594    $ 82,171
                    

As of December 31, 2009 and 2008, our worldwide deferred tax assets, liabilities and net deferred tax liabilities were as follows:

 

     December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008

Deferred tax assets:

     

Deferred compensation

   $ 22,185    $ 21,014

Foreign tax credit carryforwards

     3,773      4,747

Accrued expenses

     6,512      6,578

Deferred income

     7,271      5,581

Other

     7,389      7,760
             

Gross deferred tax assets

     47,130      45,680

Valuation allowance

     —        —  
             

Total deferred tax assets

   $ 47,130    $ 45,680
             

Deferred tax liabilities:

     

Property and equipment

   $ 67,409    $ 54,506

Basis difference in equity investments

     16,599      16,058

Unremitted foreign earnings

     35,291      24,695

Other

     5,958      7,998
             

Total deferred tax liabilities

   $ 125,257    $ 103,257
             

Net deferred income tax liability

   $ 78,127    $ 57,577
             

Our net deferred tax liability is reflected on our balance sheet as follows:

 

     December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008  

Deferred tax liabilities

   $ 94,219      $ 72,204   

Current deferred assets

     (16,092     (14,627
                

Net deferred income tax liability

   $ 78,127      $ 57,577   
                

We have $17 million of earnings of our Swiss subsidiary, Oceaneering International AG, that we consider indefinitely reinvested outside the United States and that we do not expect to repatriate. None of our foreign tax credits are scheduled to expire before December 31, 2014.

 

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We believe it is more likely than not that all our deferred tax assets are realizable. We conduct business through several foreign subsidiaries and, although we expect our consolidated operations to be profitable, there is no assurance that profits will be earned in entities or jurisdictions that have NOLs available. Income taxes, computed by applying the federal statutory income tax rate of 35% to income before income taxes, are not materially different than our actual provisions for income taxes.

We conduct our operations in a number of locations that have varying laws and regulations with regard to income and other taxes, some of which are subject to interpretation. Our tax returns are subject to audit by taxing authorities in multiple jurisdictions. These audits often take years to complete and settle. The following lists the earliest tax years open to examination by tax authorities where we have significant operations:

 

Jurisdiction

   Periods

United States

   2006

United Kingdom

   2007

Norway

   2000

Angola

   2004

Nigeria

   2003

Brazil

   2004

Australia

   2006

Canada

   2006

4. SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTS

The following is information regarding selected balance sheet accounts:

 

     December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008

Inventory:

     

Inventory for remotely operated vehicles

   $ 110,043    $ 104,892

Other inventory, primarily raw materials

     122,174      130,690
             

Total

   $ 232,217    $ 235,582
             

Other Current Assets:

     

Deferred income taxes

   $ 16,092    $ 14,627

Prepaids and other

     28,328      39,577
             

Total

   $ 44,420    $ 54,204
             

Accrued Liabilities:

     

Payroll and related costs

   $ 153,256    $ 143,613

Accrued job costs

     48,541      62,112

Deferred revenue, including billings in excess of revenue recognized

     28,311      17,559

Other

     25,596      20,751
             

Total

   $ 255,704    $ 244,035
             

Other Long-Term Liabilities:

     

Deferred income taxes

   $ 94,219    $ 72,204

Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan

     25,547      16,921

Accrued post-employment benefit obligations

     14,176      11,178

Other

     13,475      15,736
             

Total

   $ 147,417    $ 116,039
             

 

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5. DEBT

Long-term Debt consisted of the following:

 

     December 31,

(in thousands)

   2009    2008

6.72% Senior Notes, maturing September 2010

   $ 20,000    $ 40,000

Revolving credit facility, maturing January 2012

     100,000      104,000

Term Loan

     —        85,000
             

Long-term Debt

   $ 120,000    $ 229,000
             

As of December 31, 2009, we had a $300 million revolving credit facility under an agreement (the "Credit Agreement") that currently extends to January 2012. We have to pay a commitment fee ranging from 0.125% to 0.175% on the unused portion of the facility, depending on our debt-to-capitalization ratio. Under the Credit Agreement, we have the option to borrow at LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 0.50% to 1.25%, depending on our debt-to-capitalization ratio, or at the agent bank's prime rate. At December 31, 2009, we had $100 million of borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement and $200 million available for borrowing. The weighted average interest rates on all our outstanding borrowings were 4.3% at December 31, 2009 and 2008.

In September 2008, we signed a one-year, unsecured term loan agreement providing for borrowings of up to $85 million. In October 2008, we borrowed the $85 million and used the proceeds to repay borrowings under our revolving credit facility. We repaid the term loan in 2009.

The 6.72% Senior Notes contain restrictive covenants as to minimum net worth, debt-to-capitalization ratio, fixed charge coverage, interest coverage and restricted payments. Restricted payments, which include dividends and treasury stock purchases, are limited from April 1, 1998, on a net basis, to the sum of $25 million plus 50% of our consolidated net income after April 1, 1998, plus cash proceeds from any sales of our common stock. The Credit Agreement contains restrictive covenants as to debt-to-capitalization ratio and interest coverage.

We have an interest rate hedge in place on $100 million of floating rate debt under our revolving credit facility for the period August 2009 to August 2011. The hedge fixes three-month LIBOR at 3.31%. We estimated the fair value of the interest rate hedge to be a liability of $3.7 million at December 31, 2009. This liability valuation was arrived at using a discounted cash flow model, which uses Level 2 inputs, and is reflected on our balance sheet as $2.1 million in current accrued liabilities and $1.6 million in other long-term liabilities.

Scheduled maturities of Long-term Debt outstanding as of December 31, 2009 were as follows:

 

(in thousands)

   6.72%
Notes
   Revolving
Credit
   Total

2010

   $ 20,000    $ —      $ 20,000

2011

     —        —        —  

2012

     —        100,000      100,000
                    

Total

   $ 20,000    $ 100,000    $ 120,000
                    

Maturities in 2010 are not classified as current as of December 31, 2009, since we are able and have the intent to extend the stated maturities by borrowing amounts equal to the 2010 maturities under the revolving credit facility, with a maturity date after one year.

We made cash interest payments of $8.9 million, $13.6 million and $15.2 million in 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively.

 

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6. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Lease Commitments

At December 31, 2009, we occupied several facilities under noncancellable operating leases expiring at various dates through 2025. Future minimum rentals under all of our operating leases, including vessel rentals, are as follows:

 

(in thousands)

    

2010

   $ 44,000

2011

     33,346

2012

     28,573

2013

     19,725

2014

     6,820

Thereafter

     41,116
      

Total Lease Commitments

   $ 173,580
      

The above table includes $57 million related to the five-year time charter of a vessel and crew, which began in the third quarter of 2008. Rental expense, which includes hire of vessels, specialized equipment and real estate rental, was approximately $74 million, $79 million and $82 million for 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively.

Insurance

We self-insure for workers’ compensation, maritime employer's liability and comprehensive general liability claims to levels we consider financially prudent, and carry insurance for exposures beyond the self-insurance levels, which can be by occurrence or in the aggregate. We determine the level of accruals by reviewing our historical experience and current-year claim activity. We do not record accruals on a present-value basis. We review larger claims with insurance adjusters and establish specific reserves for all known liabilities. We establish an additional reserve for incidents incurred but not reported to us for each year using management estimates and based on prior experience. We believe that we have established adequate accruals for uninsured expected liabilities arising from those obligations. However, it is possible that future earnings could be affected by actual outcomes as well as changes in our estimates relating to these matters.

Litigation

Various actions and claims are pending against us, most of which are covered by insurance. Although we cannot predict the ultimate outcome of these matters, we believe the ultimate liability, if any, that may result from these actions and claims will not materially affect our results of operations, cash flow or financial position.

Letters of Credit

We had $36 million and $23 million in letters of credit outstanding as of December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, as guarantees in force for self-insurance requirements and various performance and bid bonds, which are usually for the duration of the applicable contract.

Financial Instruments and Risk Concentration

In the normal course of business, we manage risks associated with foreign exchange rates and interest rates through a variety of strategies, including the use of hedging transactions. As a matter of policy, we do not use derivative instruments unless there is an underlying exposure.

At December 31, 2009, we had an interest rate swap in place related to $100 million of debt under our revolving credit agreement. The fair value of the interest rate swap is deferred in accumulated other comprehensive income and is subsequently reclassified into earnings in the periods in which the hedged interest payments on the variable rate debt affect earnings.

Other financial instruments that potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk are principally cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents and bank borrowings approximate their fair values due to the short maturity of those instruments or the short-term duration of the associated interest rate periods. Accounts receivable are generated from a broad group of customers, primarily from within the energy industry, which is our major source of revenue. At December 31, 2009, one customer in West Africa owed us $50 million. Due to their short-term nature, carrying values of our accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair market value.

 

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We estimated the fair value of our $20 million of 6.72% Senior Notes to be approximately equal to their face value as of December 31, 2009. We arrived at this estimate by computing the present value of the future principal and interest payments using a yield-to-maturity interest rate for securities of similar quality and term, which we believe are Level 2 inputs.

7. OPERATIONS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Business Segment Information

We are a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of our applied technology expertise, we also serve the defense and aerospace industries. Our Oil and Gas business consists of Remotely Operated Vehicles ("ROVs"), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects, Mobile Offshore Production Systems and Inspection. Our ROV segment provides submersible vehicles operated from the surface to support offshore oil and gas exploration, production and construction activities. Our Subsea Products segment supplies a variety of built-to-order specialty subsea hardware. Our Subsea Projects segment provides multiservice vessels, oilfield diving and support vessel operations, which are used primarily in inspection, repair and maintenance and installation activities. Our Inspection segment provides customers with a wide range of third-party inspection services to satisfy contractual structural specifications, internal safety standards and regulatory requirements. Our Mobile Offshore Production Systems segment provides offshore production facilities through mobile offshore production systems that we own and a 50%-owned entity, which owns 75% of another system. Our Advanced Technologies business provides project management, engineering services and equipment for applications in non-oilfield markets. Unallocated Expenses are those not associated with a specific business segment. These consist of expenses related to our incentive and deferred compensation plans, including restricted stock and bonuses, as well as other general expenses, including corporate administrative expenses.

 

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The table that follows presents Revenue, Income from Operations, Depreciation and Amortization Expense and Equity Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates by business segment:

 

     Year Ended December 31,  

(in thousands)

   2009     2008     2007  

Revenue

      

Oil and Gas

      

Remotely Operated Vehicles

   $ 649,228      $ 625,921