Helix Energy Solutions 8-K 2007
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 28, 2007
Helix Energy Solutions Group,
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 281-618-0400
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On August 28, 2007, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (“Helix”) issued a press release announcing that Helix will be making a presentation at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy Conference in New York, New York on September 5, 2007. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. The presentation materials to be delivered at the conference are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference herein. The presentation materials will also be posted in the Investor Relations section of Helix’s website, www.helixesg.com.
This information is not deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and such information is not incorporated by reference into any registration statements or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, regardless of the general incorporation language contained in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to this filing.
Forward-Looking Statements and Assumptions
This Report on Form 8-K contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein or incorporated herein by reference are forward-looking statements. Included among forward-looking statements are, among other things:
These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “achieve,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “plan,” “project,” “propose,” “strategy,” “predict,” “envision,” “hope,” “intend,” “will,” “continue,” “may,” “potential,” “achieve,” “should,” “could” and similar terms and phrases. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our 2006 Form 10-K, as amended. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made, and other than as required under the securities laws, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements or provide reasons why actual results may differ.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to net income, we evaluate our financial performance based on other factors, one primary measure of which is earnings before net interest, expenses, taxes, depreciation, amortization and exploration expenses (adjusted EBITDAX). We calculate adjusted EBITDAX as earnings before net interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization, exploration expense, non-cash stock compensation expense and our share of depreciation, net interest expense and taxes from our equity investments. Further, we reduce adjusted EBITDAX for the minority interest in Cal Dive that we do not own. Adjusted EBITDAX margin is defined as adjusted EBITDAX divided by net revenues. These non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other internal and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they are widely used by investors in our industry to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items which can vary substantially from company to company and help investors meaningfully compare our results from period to period. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, but instead is supplemental to, income from operations, net income or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded.
The Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures related to the presentation materials to be delivered at the conference are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3 and incorporated by reference herein. The Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures will also be posted in the Investor Relations section of Helix’s website, www.helixesg.com.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 4, 2007
HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.
By: /s/ A. WADE PURSELL
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