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    Oceaneering Announces Record First Quarter Earnings

    April 23, 2013

    -- Reports First Quarter 2013 EPS Above Guidance

    -- Raises 2013 EPS Guidance Range to $3.10 to $3.30

    -- Initiates Second Quarter 2013 EPS Guidance of $0.81 to $0.86

    April 23, 2013 – Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) today reported record first quarter earnings for the period ended March 31, 2013.

    On revenue of $718.6 million, Oceaneering generated net income of $74.8 million, or $0.69 per share. During the corresponding period in 2012, Oceaneering reported revenue of $594.9 million and net income of $51.5 million, or $0.47 per share.

    Summary of Results
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)

    Summary of Results (in thousands, except per share amounts)

     

     

                           Three Months Ended                   

                    March 31,         

      Dec. 31, 

    2013

    2012

    2012

    Revenue

    $718,552

    $594,893

    $780,949

    Gross Profit

    160,375

    123,303

    172,528

    Income from Operations

    108,290

    75,987

    118,750

    Net Income

    74,849

    51,455

    $80,602

    Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS)

    $0.69

    $0.47

    $0.74

    Year over year, quarterly EPS increased 47% on income improvements from all operating business segments, led by Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Subsea Products. Sequentially, quarterly EPS declined, as anticipated, because of a reduction in operating income from Subsea Products as a result of project timing and Subsea Projects due to seasonality in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

    M. Kevin McEvoy, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our first quarter EPS was above our guidance range as we are off to a faster-than-expected start to the year. This was, to a large extent, attributable to an acceleration of the timing of forecasted work in our Asset Integrity and Advanced Technologies businesses. All of our business segments performed well, with Advanced Technologies achieving record quarterly operating income.

    “Year over year, quarterly ROV operating income improved on the strength of a 13% increase in days on hire, particularly in the GOM and offshore Africa. Our fleet utilization increased to 83% from 79% a year ago. During the quarter we put six new systems into service and retired one. At the end of the quarter we had 294 vehicles in our ROV fleet, an increase of 24 from March 2012. For the balance of 2013, we expect to place 24 to 29 more new systems into service.

    “Subsea Products operating income was higher due to improved demand for all of our major product lines. Our Subsea Products backlog at quarter-end was $776 million, compared to $402 million at the end of March 2012 and $681 million at the end of December 2012.

    “Subsea Projects operating income increased on a full quarter of work on a field support vessel services contract offshore Angola, which commenced in February 2012. Asset Integrity operating income improved on increased service demand in most geographic areas in which we operate. Furthermore, during the first quarter of 2012, Asset Integrity results were adversely affected by a low profit contribution from operations acquired in December 2011 and poor execution on a job in the U.S. Advanced Technologies operating income was higher in 2013 on an increase in work and operational efficiency on theme park projects and submarine maintenance activity for the U.S. Navy.

    “Our outlook for the rest of this year remains very positive. We continue to anticipate global demand growth for our services and products to support deepwater drilling, field development, and inspection, maintenance, and repair activities. We expect all of our operating business segments will achieve higher income in 2013 compared to 2012, notably: ROV on greater service demand to support drilling and vessel-based projects; Subsea Products on higher demand for all of our major product lines, led by subsea hardware; and Subsea Projects on a full year of work offshore Angola.

    “Given this outlook and our first quarter earnings performance, we are raising our annual 2013 EPS guidance. Our new guidance range is $3.10 to $3.30, up from $3.00 to $3.25 previously. For the second quarter of 2013, we expect improvements in demand and operating results for all of our oilfield business segments. We are forecasting EPS of $0.81 to $0.86.

    “Our liquidity and projected cash flow provide us with ample resources to invest in Oceaneering’s growth. At the end of the quarter, our balance sheet remained conservatively capitalized with $128 million of cash, $90 million of debt, and $1.8 billion of equity. During the quarter we generated EBITDA of $160 million and for 2013 we anticipate generating at least $690 million of EBITDA. We fully intend to pursue organic growth and acquisition opportunities to expand Oceaneering’s asset base and earnings capability.

    “Today we announced a 22% increase in our regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.22 from $0.18 per share. This underscores our confidence in Oceaneering’s financial strength and future business prospects.

    “Looking beyond 2013, our belief that the oil and gas industry will continue to invest in deepwater projects remains unchanged. Deepwater remains one of the best frontiers for adding large hydrocarbon reserves with high production flow rates at relatively low finding and development costs. With our existing assets, we are well positioned to supply a wide range of services and products to safely support the deepwater efforts of our customers.”

    Statements in this press release that express a belief, expectation, or intention are forward looking. The forward-looking statements in this press release include the statements concerning Oceaneering’s: expected number of ROVs to be placed in service in 2013; statements about backlog, to the extent backlog may be an indicator of future revenue or profitability; positive outlook for the rest of 2013; continued anticipation of global demand growth to support deepwater drilling, field development, and inspection, maintenance, and repair activities; expectation that all of its operating business segments will achieve higher income in 2013 compared to 2012, and the basis for such growth in ROV, Subsea Products, and Subsea Projects; 2013 EPS guidance range; expectation of improvements in demand and operating results for all oilfield business segments in the second quarter of 2013; second quarter 2013 EPS guidance range; belief that its liquidity and projected cash flow provide ample resources to invest in the company’s growth; anticipated minimum 2013 EBITDA; stated intent to pursue organic growth and acquisition opportunities to expand its asset base and earnings capability; confidence in its financial strength and future business prospects; belief that the oil and gas industry will continue to invest in deepwater projects; and belief that deepwater remains one of the best frontiers for adding large hydrocarbon reserves with high production flow rates at relatively low finding and development costs. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on current information and expectations of Oceaneering that involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual outcomes could vary materially from those indicated. For a more complete discussion of these risk factors, please see Oceaneering’s latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    We define EBITDA as net income plus provision for income taxes, interest expense, net, and, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. We have included EBITDA disclosures in this press release because EBITDA is widely used by investors for valuation and comparing our financial performance with the performance of other companies in our industry. Our presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies report. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to and not as an alternative for our reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measure of performance as determined in accordance with GAAP. For a reconciliation of our EBITDA amounts to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the attached schedule.

    Oceaneering 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, entertainment, and aerospace industries.

    For further information, please contact Jack Jurkoshek, Director Investor Relations, Oceaneering International, Inc., 11911 FM 529, Houston, Texas 77041; Telephone 713-329-4670; E‑Mail investorrelations@oceaneering.com. A live webcast of the company’s earnings release conference call, scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, can be accessed at www.oceaneering.com/investor-relations/.

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