Parker Drilling Company has a market cap of $545.1 million; its shares were traded at around $4.69 with a P/E ratio of 31.2 and P/S ratio of 0.8. Parker Drilling Company had an annual average earning growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.PKD is in the portfolios of Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors.
Highlight of Business Operations:As of March 31, 2010, we had cash and cash equivalents of $202.0 million, an increase of $93.2 million from December 31, 2009. The primary sources of cash for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010 as reflected on the consolidated condensed statements of cash flows was $148.9 million from financing activities. Financing activities included proceeds from the issuance of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 9.125% Senior Notes due 2018 (9.125% Notes), offset by the repayment of $96.3 million aggregate principal value of 9.625% Senior Notes and payment of $3.3 million of related debt extinguishment cost $42.0 million repayment of borrowings under the revolving credit facility, $3.0 million quarterly payment on our term loan facility and $7.8 million in debt issuance cost associated with the 9.125% Notes. The primary use of cash was $57.9 million for capital expenditures. Major capital expenditures for the period included $41.2 million on the construction of two new Alaska rigs and $9.3 million for tubulars and other rental tools for Quail Tools.
On March 22, 2010, we issued the 9.125% Notes pursuant to an Offering Memorandum dated March 11, 2010. The 9.125% Notes were issued at par with interest payable on April 1 and October 1, beginning October 1, 2010. We used the proceeds from the 9.125% Notes offering to redeem $225.0 million aggregate principal amount of our 9.625% Senior Notes due 2013 (9.625% Note), to repay $42.0 million of borrowings under the revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
On March 8, 2010, we commenced a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for all of our outstanding 9.625% Notes, which expired on April 2, 2010 (Tender Offer). The total consideration paid for each validly tendered 9.625% Note was equal to 103.458% of the aggregate principal amount of the 9.625% Notes, or $1,034.58 per $1,000 principal amount of 9.625% Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of payment. The total consideration included a consent payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of 9.625% Notes, payable only to holders who tendered their 9.625% Notes and validly delivered their consents prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 19, 2010 (the Consent Date). Holders who validly tendered their 9.625% Notes after the Consent Date received the total consideration less the consent payment of $30, or $1,004.58 per $1,000 principal amount of the 9.625% Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of payment Holders tendered $96.3 million as of the Consent Date. On March 22, 2010, we paid $104.0 million representing payment of the total consideration including the consent payment. On the same date, March 22, 2010, we voluntarily called for redemption our 9.625% Notes that were not tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer, at the redemption price of 103.208% of the principal amount of the 9.625% Notes, or $1,032.08 per $1,000 principal amount of the 9.625% Notes. As a result of the irrevocable call for redemption, we classified the remaining 9.625% Notes as a current liability at March 31, 2010. On April 21, 2010, we redeemed the remaining $128.7 million principal amount of 9.625% Notes.
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