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Diamond Offshore Drilling NYSE:DO Stock Report

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05 Oct, 2022


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Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6

DO Stock Overview

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Diamond Offshore Drilling
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$7.73
52 Week HighUS$12.04
52 Week LowUS$5.17
1 Month Change4.89%
3 Month Change31.02%
1 Year Changen/a
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO3.07%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 09

Diamond Offshore: Aiming For A Strong 2023

Summary Diamond Offshore Drilling recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and relisted on the NYSE. The company operates in a bullish market and showed a solid backlog addition in the MRQ, totaling over $1.5 billion. The company is currently churning loss and is expected to report an annual loss, but is likely to turn profitable in mid-2023 as its newer contracts kick in. I am bullish on the stock because the market is pricing the stock too conservatively, which is a great time for potential investors to open a position into the stock. Investment Thesis Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) is a Texas-based global drilling services contractor for the energy industry, with a fleet of 14 floater rigs, including 6 drillships and 8 semisubmersibles, spread across the globe. It was delisted in 2020 pertaining to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, resulting in its creditors becoming its shareholders and providing the company with over $625 million of newly available capital. The company was recently relisted on the NYSE in March and has since been trading well, with an average daily trading volume of over 1.2 million shares. Since then, it has outperformed the market by double digits. DO data by YCharts This upsurge is likely fueled by favorable macroeconomic factors following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which has caused an energy crisis around the globe, pushing the oil market fundamentals upward. Europe is severely squeezed for energy resources and is actively looking to be independent of Russia, which naturally turns it toward other western countries, especially the United States. McKinsey & Company This demand vacuum has created a significant incentive for US-based energy companies, especially in the oil and gas sector, to expand their operations and increase production. The inflated oil prices show no signs of imminent reversal and create a highly lucrative opportunity for these companies, uniquely poised to take advantage of the energy market boom. WTI Crude Oil Spot Price data by YCharts Investing in an upstream company like Diamond Offshore, concurrent to the inflated CapEx budgets of oil and gas companies in light of this bullish market, reconciles investors with the world's energy giants. A Bullish Market The recent upsurge in the energy market in response to aggressive global industrialization and urbanization has propelled investors into increased oil & gas sector investments. The high demand growth in transportation, power production, manufacturing industry, infrastructures, etc., is unsustainable solely on renewables and alternative energy sources and will most certainly need to be supported through the fossil fuel industry. EIA Along with shareholder returns, these companies' historically rising cash flows have played an integral role in ramping up the CapEx spending. Following the same pattern, the EIA estimates the net income for global oil & gas producers to double in 2022 due to rising fuel prices, resulting in an unprecedented net income of about $4 trillion. EIA Subsequently, investments in upstream onshore and offshore oil and gas endeavors are expected to rise, in line with the post-pandemic trend and concurrent with the rising demand. EIA The largest increase in these investments in the western world is expected to come from major US companies that plan to increase their spending by over 30% in 2022. Similarly, Middle Eastern national oil companies' CapEx spending has now exceeded the pre-pandemic levels, with Saudi Aramco and ADNOC announcing plans to increase their investments by about 15% to 30% in 2022. EIA This is a great opportunity for upstream companies like Diamond Offshore, as the demand for drilling services is seeing significant growth, with the total rig count in the US exhibiting an almost 53% YoY growth from 497 rigs in 2021 to 760 rigs in September 2022. This increase is almost exclusively driven by the increase in crude oil rigs, which increased 51.2% YoY from 394 to 596. Baker Hughes This bullish sentiment is evident from Diamond Offshore's increasing backlog of over $1.5 billion, including the $610 million in new contracts since July 1st and about 75% of its 2023 marketed capacity already contracted. Profitability Expected In Mid-2023 The company's recent emergence from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy makes it prone to investor doubts, with the market pricing in significant execution risks into its share price. If Diamond Offshore successfully achieves its targets, the market will likely start pricing in the upside potential, realizing material price returns. The company's 2022 guidance has been revised with lower profitability than expected because it has undertaken reactivation and contract preparation activities associated with one of its rigs earlier than anticipated. The activities were planned for 2023 but have been moved up to Q4 2022, adding about $35 to $40 million in costs for 2022. This has inflated the estimated CapEx from $57 million at the midpoint to $77 million and negatively affected the EBITDA guidance from $59 million at the midpoint to $29 million and the free cash flow guidance from negative $75 million at the midpoint to negative $110 million. The revision is primarily because of the mistiming and will result in significant future benefits, as the contract in question will generate about $80 million in revenue, mostly recognizable in 2023. Even though the current year is expected to be loss-making, the company's recently acquired contracts are averaged at higher daily rates. With most of its 2023 capacity contracted out, the company is expected to be profitable from Q2 2023, when its newer contracts start materializing. The company's current revenue under the previous contracts is recorded with average daily revenue of $227,800 per day in the MRQ, up 1.3%. However, its new contracts are substantially lucrative, with daily rates of around $400,000. In addition to higher revenues, the new contracts are also more profitable in terms of the estimated average EBITDA margin, with an about 10% increase from its current contracts in absolute terms. If we exclude the 2 managed rigs, the aggregate percentage point doubles to 20%.

Aug 10

Diamond Offshore Drilling GAAP EPS of -$0.22, revenue of $205.7M

Diamond Offshore Drilling press release (NYSE:DO): Q2 GAAP EPS of -$0.22. Revenue of $205.7M (+10.4% Q/Q). As of June 30, 2022, Diamond Offshore had total liquidity of $339M, comprised of $43M of unrestricted cash and $296M of available capacity on its revolving credit facility and delayed draw First Lien Notes. Commenting on the outlook for the offshore drilling market, Wolford concluded, "The market continues to improve, as reflected by our recent fixtures for both semisubmersibles and drillships across multiple regions. Visible demand, energy security concerns, and tight supply could lead to sustainable demand for our drilling services for years to come."

Jun 12

Diamond Offshore: Buy The Last Domino In The Energy Supercycle

Diamond Offshore Drilling is a pre-eminent player in the energy offshore drilling sub-sector. The company restructured via a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2020 and has emerged with a much improved balance sheet. As the Russia/Ukraine conflict flared up we saw a historic shift away from Russian oil & gas which has acted as a major positive catalyst for offshore drillers. With a surge in demand, particularly in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, day-rates are increasing and operators are reactivating cold-stacked rigs in order to accommodate long-term demand. Diamond Offshore Drilling is a macro play with a restructured balance sheet and one of the last dominoes to fall as the macro energy super-cycle sweeps all related sub-sectors.

Shareholder Returns

DOUS Energy ServicesUS Market

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how DO performed against the US Energy Services industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how DO performed against the US Market.

Price Volatility

Is DO's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DO volatility
DO Average Weekly Movement10.8%
Energy Services Industry Average Movement8.8%
Market Average Movement7.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: DO is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DO's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.

About the Company

19531,900Jr. Wolford

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. provides contract drilling services to the energy industry worldwide. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a fleet of 12 offshore drilling rigs, including four drillships and eight semisubmersible rigs. It serves independent oil and gas companies, and government-owned oil companies.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Diamond Offshore Drilling's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DO fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$783.68m
Earnings (TTM)-US$186.33m
Revenue (TTM)US$694.43m


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DO income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$497.08m
Gross ProfitUS$197.35m
Other ExpensesUS$383.68m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-1.84
Gross Margin28.42%
Net Profit Margin-26.83%
Debt/Equity Ratio42.3%

How did DO perform over the long term?

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