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Teekay Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

August 11, 2014



ENP Newswire - 11 August 2014

Release date- 08082014 - HAMILTON, BERMUDA - Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) reported adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $20.1 million, or $0.28 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $33.3 million, or$0.47 per share, for the same period of the prior year.

Including these items, the Company reported on a GAAP basis, net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $43.0 million, or $0.60 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to net income attributable to stockholders of Teekayof $11.4 million, or $0.16 per share, for the same period of the prior year. Net revenues for the second quarter of 2014 increased to $418.8 million, compared to $404.6 million for the same period of the prior year.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $16.6 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $45.0 million, or $0.63 per share, for the same period of the prior year.

Including these items, the Company reported on a GAAP basis, net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $43.5 million, or $0.61 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to net income attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $5.2 million, or $0.07 per share, for the same period of the prior year. Net revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased to $890.3 million, compared to $829.3 million for the same period of the prior year.

On July 3, 2014, the Company declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.31625 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The cash dividend was paid on July 31, 2014 to all shareholders of record on July 18, 2014.

'We have continued to make steady progress on the execution of our existing business development projects and added new important projects which, when completed, we expect will create future value for Teekay Parent and its daughter companies,' commented Peter Evensen, Teekay Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer.

'In late-June, we took delivery of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO from the shipyard in South Korea and the unit is currently in transit to the North Sea for field installation and offshore testing. Following the expected commencement of its charter contract in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, our largest FPSO project to-date, will be eligible for dropdown to Teekay Offshore.

We are also pleased to report that in July, the Petrojarl Banff FPSO recommenced operations under its charter contract and the unit is generating cash flow after approximately 30 months of off-hire for storm-related repairs and upgrades. Finally, repairs to the gas compressors onboard the Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO were completed in July and the unit is now gradually increasing its oil production throughput.'

Mr. Evensen continued, 'Teekay LNG was active during the second quarter of 2014 securing new, long-term accretive contracts to construct and operate ten new LNG carriers of which Teekay LNG's share of the capital investment will be approximately $1.3 billion, bringing Teekay LNG's committed growth pipeline to over $2.5 billion over the next several years,' continued Mr. Evensen.

'Teekay Offshore was also active, finalizing contracts to enter into new adjacencies in the long-haul towage and floating accommodation businesses, which will provide Teekay Offshore with additional growth channels to complement its existing offshore segments. We anticipate that expected continued growth of our two MLP daughter entities will benefit Teekay Parent in the form of increased general and limited partner cash flows in the coming years and, in addition, the dropdown sale of the remaining FPSOs owned by Teekay Parent will significantly delever Teekay Parent's balance sheet.'

Operating Results

Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses, which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including bunker fuel expenses, port fees, cargo loading and unloading expenses, canal tolls, agency fees and commissions. Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies.

Cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO) represents income from vessel operations before depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of in-process revenue contracts, vessel write downs, gains and losses on the sale of vessels, adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, and unrealized gains and losses relating to derivatives, but includes realized gains and losses on the settlement of foreign currency forward contracts.

CFVO - Consolidated represents CFVO from vessels that are consolidated on the Company's financial statements. Cash flow from vessel operations is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies.

Excludes CFVO relating to assets acquired from Teekay Parent for the periods prior to their acquisition by Teekay Offshore, Teekay LNG and Teekay Tankers, respectively, as those results are included in the historical results for Teekay Parent.

In addition to CFVO from directly owned vessels, Teekay Parent also receives cash dividends and distributions from its daughter public companies. For the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, Teekay Parent received dividends and distributions from Teekay LNG, Teekay Offshore and Teekay Tankers totaling $43.7 million and $39.8 million, respectively.

The dividends and distributions received by Teekay Parent include, among others, those made with respect to its general partner interests in Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG.

CFVO - Equity Investments represents the Company's proportionate share of CFVO from its equity-accounted vessels and other investments.

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.

Teekay Offshore is an international provider of marine transportation, oil production and storage services to the offshore oil industry through its fleet of 34 shuttle tankers (including two charter-in vessels), five floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, six floating storage and offtake (FSO) units (excluding one FSO unit under conversion), four long-haul towing and anchor handling vessel newbuildings, three floating accommodation unit newbuildings, one HiLoad Dynamic Positioning (DP) unit and four conventional oil tankers.

Teekay Offshore's interests in these vessels range from 50 to 100 percent. Teekay Offshore also has the right to participate in certain other FPSO and vessel opportunities pursuant to the omnibus agreement with Teekay. Teekay Parent currently owns a 29.2 percent interest in Teekay Offshore (including the 2 percent sole general partner interest).

Cash flow from vessel operations from Teekay Offshore increased to $109.9 million in the second quarter of 2014, from $91.5 million in the same period of the prior year. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of the Voyageur Spirit FPSO and a 50 percent interest in the Cidade deItajaiFPSO in the second quarter of 2013 and the commencement of the time-charters with BG Groupfor four newbuilding shuttle tankers in June, August, November 2013 and January 2014.

These increases were partially offset by the lay-up and sale of older shuttle and conventional tankers during 2013 and 2014 as their related charter contracts expired or terminated.

In August 2014, Teekay Offshore acquired Logitel Offshore Holdings Ltd. (Logitel), a Norway-based company focused on the high-end floating accommodation market. Logitel is currently constructing two newbuilding floating accommodation units (FAUs), based on the Sevan Marine ASA cylindrical hull design, at the COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard (COSCO) in China.

Teekay Offshore intends to immediately exercise one of its existing six options with COSCO to construct a third FAU, subject to final documentation. Prior to the acquisition, Logitel secured a three-year fixed-rate charter contract, plus extension options, with Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) in Brazil for the first FAU, which is scheduled to deliver in the first quarter of 2015.

Teekay Offshore expects to secure charter contracts for the remaining two newbuilding FAUs prior to their respective scheduled deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016. The construction agreements with COSCO for the newbuilding FAUs have a favorable payment schedule, with the majority of the purchase price due upon delivery.

Odebrecht Oil & Gas S.A (Odebrecht), on behalf of Teekay Offshore's 50/50 joint venture with Odebrecht, was recently nominated by Petrobras as the lead commercial bidder on the Libra FPSO project in Brazil, and has been invited by Petrobras to conclude contract negotiations.

The FPSO unit is expected to be owned and operated by Teekay Offshore's 50/50 joint venture with Odebrecht and will service the Libra pre-salt field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, which is expected to commence operations in early-2017. The final contract negotiations are expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2014.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG provides liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and crude oil marine transportation services, generally under long-term, fixed-rate charter contracts, through its current fleet of 44 LNG carriers (including one LNG regasification unit and 15 newbuildings under construction), 26 LPG/Multigas carriers (including 10 newbuildings under construction) and nine conventional tankers.

Teekay LNG's interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. In addition, Teekay LNG, through its 50/50 LPG joint venture with Exmar NV (Exmar LPG BVBA), charters-in four LPG carriers. Teekay Parent currently owns a 34.0 percent interest in Teekay LNG (including the 2 percent sole general partner interest).

Teekay LNG's total cash flow from vessel operations, including cash flows from equity-accounted vessels, increased to $122.5 million in the second quarter of 2014, from $112.6 million in the same period of the prior year.

The increase was primarily due to the acquisitions of, and contributions by, the two Awilco LNG carriers in late-2013 and higher revenues from Exmar LPG BVBA as a result of newbuilding deliveries and higher spot rates, which was partially offset by the sale of two conventional tankers in December 2013 and February 2014 and two older LPG carriers in Exmar LPG BVBA during the first half of 2014.

In early-July 2014, Teekay LNG, through a new 50/50 joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (China LNG), finalized agreements to provide six internationally-flagged icebreaker LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project located on the Yamal Peninsula in Northern Russia.

The Yamal LNG project is a joint venture between Novatek, Total and China National Petroleum Corporation and will consist of three LNG trains with a total capacity of 16.5 million metric tonnes per annum.

Following the scheduled start-up in early 2018, LNG from the Yamal project is expected to be transported from Northern Russia to Europe and Asia.

The Yamal LNG joint venture has announced that nearly all of the expected LNG production output of the project has already been agreed to be purchased by affiliates of the Yamal LNG project sponsors and other third parties. Under the agreements, the joint venture will provide six 172,000 cubic meter (cbm) ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings which will be constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. of South Korea for a total fully built-up cost of approximately $2.1 billion.

The vessels, which will be constructed with maximum 2.1 meter icebreaking capabilities in both the forward and reverse direction, are scheduled to deliver between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2020 and will each operate under time-charter contracts until December 31, 2045, plus extension options, following their respective deliveries.

In late-June 2014, Teekay LNG acquired from BG Group (BG) ownership interests in four 174,000 cbm Tri-Fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier newbuildings, which will be constructed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. in China for a total fully built-up cost of approximately$1.0 billion. The vessels, which are scheduled to deliver between September 2017 and January 2019, will each operate under 20-year time-charter contracts, plus extension options, with BG.

Teekay LNG is responsible for the construction supervision services for the newbuildings and Teekay will provide the technical management of the vessels upon their respective deliveries.

Through this transaction, Teekay LNG acquired a 30 percent ownership in the first two LNG carrier newbuildings with the balance of ownership by CETS (an affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)) and China LNG, and a 20 percent ownership interest in the second two LNG carrier newbuildings with the balance of ownership held by CETS, China LNG and BW Group.

Teekay Tankers Ltd.

Teekay Tankers currently owns a fleet of 28 vessels, including 11 Aframax tankers, 10 Suezmax tankers, three Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers, three Medium-Range (MR) product tankers and a 50 percent interest in a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). In addition, Teekay Tankers has contracted to charter-in four Aframax and four LR2 product tankers. Of the 36 vessels, 12 are employed on fixed-rate time-charters, generally ranging from one to three years in initial duration, with the remaining vessels trading in spot tanker pools.

In January 2014, Teekay Tankers and Teekay formed and each invested $25 million in Tanker Investments Ltd. (TIL), a new company established to acquire conventional tanker assets at current cyclical-low prices. Based on its current ownership of Teekay Tankers Class A common stock and its ownership of 100 percent of the outstanding Class B stock, Teekay Parent currently owns a 28.7 percent economic interest in and has voting control of Teekay Tankers.

For the second quarter of 2014, Teekay Tankers declared a second quarter 2014 dividend of $0.03per share. Based on its ownership of Teekay Tankers Class A and Class B shares, the dividend paid to Teekay Parent totaled $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2014.

Cash flow from vessel operations from Teekay Tankers increased to $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, from $10.7 million in the same period of the prior year. The increase is primarily due to the stronger average spot tanker rates in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in the prior year, partially offset by a decrease in recognized interest income as a result of the monetization of Teekay Tankers' investment in term loans in late-March 2014.

On August 1, 2014, Teekay Tankers' completed the acquisition of a 50 percent ownership interest in Teekay's commercial and technical management operations (Teekay Operations) for approximately $15 million, paid in shares of Teekay Tankers.

Teekay Operations includes direct ownership in three commercially managed tanker pools, which currently generate income from commercially managing a fleet of 89 vessels, and direct ownership in Teekay Marine Limited, which currently generates income from technically managing a fleet of 53 vessels, including vessels owned by Teekay Tankers.

During the second quarter of 2014, Teekay Tankers secured time charter-in contracts for two Aframax vessels and four LR2 product tanker vessels, which increased Teekay Tankers' total time charter-in fleet to eight vessels. The new time charter-in contracts have an average daily rate of$15,600 for the Aframax vessels and $15,975 for the LR2 product tanker vessels.

In early-May 2014, Teekay Tankers sold two VLCC vessels to TIL for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $154.0 million. As a result, Teekay Tankers recognized a $10.0 million gain on the sale during the second quarter of 2014.

Teekay Parent

In addition to its equity ownership interests in Teekay Offshore, Teekay LNG and Teekay Tankers, Teekay Parent directly owns five FPSO units and one VLCC vessel. As at August 1, 2014, Teekay Parent also had six charter-in conventional tankers (including four Aframax tankers owned by Teekay Offshore), two charter-in LNG carriers owned by Teekay LNG, and two charter-in FSOs and two shuttle tankers owned by Teekay Offshore.

For the second quarter of 2014, Teekay Parent generated negative cash flow from vessel operations of $22.3 million, compared to negative cash flow from vessel operations of $31.2 million in the same period of the prior year.

The reduction in negative cash flow is primarily due to the re-delivery of several in-chartered tankers over the past year, higher spot tanker rates and fees earned from managing TIL vessel transactions in the second quarter of 2014, partially offset by the completion of the Petrojarl I FPSO time-charter in April 2013 and the sale of four conventional tankers to TIL in the first quarter of 2014.

In late-June 2014, Teekay Parent took delivery of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO newbuilding in South Korea and the unit is currently in transit to the North Sea. Following installation and offshore testing on the Knarr field, the unit is expected to commence its ten-year charter contract with BG late in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Teekay Parent has recently signed a letter of intent with CarVal Investors (CarVal), a leading global alternative investment manager, to participate in the development of a dry bulk shipping company. The new company currently owns a fleet of 16 modern dry bulk vessels (including six newbuildings on order) and plans to opportunistically acquire additional modern dry bulk vessels. As part of the proposed transaction, Teekay Parent will provide operational and corporate services to the new company and plans to invest up to $25 million in the entity.

Each of the vessels is, or is expected to be upon delivery, chartered to Cargill Ocean Transportation, one of the world's largest charterers of dry bulk vessels, and will receive a guaranteed minimum floor rate for a period of two years from delivery. Teekay Parent expects the proposed transaction to be finalized by the end of 2014. CarVal Investors is an independent subsidiary of Cargill, a global leader in providing food, agricultural, risk management, financial, and industrial products and services.

Liquidity

As at June 30, 2014, the Company had consolidated liquidity of $1.6 billion (consisting of $748.9 million of cash and cash equivalents and $877.9 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities), of which $488.9 million of liquidity (consisting of $353.9 million cash and cash equivalents and$135.0 million of undrawn revolving credit facilities) is attributable to Teekay Parent.

Giving pro forma effect to the approximately $141 million of net proceeds from Teekay LNG's equity issuance completed in mid-July 2014, Teekay had total consolidated liquidity of approximately $1.8 billionas at June 30, 2014.

About Teekay

Teekay Corporation is an operational leader and project developer in the marine midstream space. Through its general partnership interests in two master limited partnerships, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) and Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO), its controlling ownership of Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK), and its fleet of directly-owned vessels, Teekay is responsible for managing and operating consolidated assets of over $12 billion, comprised of approximately 185 liquefied gas, offshore, and conventional tanker assets.

With offices in 15 countries and approximately 6,700 seagoing and shore-based employees, Teekay provides a comprehensive set of marine services to the world's leading oil and gas companies, and its reputation for safety, quality and innovation has earned it a position with its customers as The Marine Midstream Company.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: future growth opportunities and market conditions; the timing and certainty of the sale of assets from Teekay Parent to its daughter entities and the impact on the cash flows received by Teekay Parent and on Teekay Parent's balance sheet as a result of such transactions; expected growth of Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG and its impact on Teekay Parent; the total cost and timing for the delivery of newbuilding and conversion projects and the commencement of associated time-charter contracts; the timing and certainty of entering into charter contracts for the FAU newbuildings prior to their deliveries; Teekay Offshore's intention to exercise its option on the third FAU unit; Teekay LNG's agreement to provide, through a new 50/50 joint venture with China LNG, six icebreaker LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project; the timing of the start-up of the Yamal LNG project and the expected total LNG production capacity of the project, if completed; the timing and certainty of Teekay Offshore's joint venture with Odebrecht completing final contract negotiations for the Libra FPSO project with Petrobras and the completion and terms of the proposed agreement between Teekay and CarVal relating to a new dry bulk shipping company.

The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: changes in production of or demand for oil, petroleum products, LNG and LPG, either generally or in particular regions; greater or less than anticipated levels of tanker newbuilding orders or greater or less than anticipated rates of tanker scrapping; changes in trading patterns significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; changes in the typical seasonal variations in tanker charter rates; changes in the offshore production of oil or demand for shuttle tankers, FSO and FPSO units; decreases in oil production by or increased operating expenses for FPSO units; trends in prevailing charter rates for shuttle tanker and FPSO contract renewals; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts and inability of the Company to renew or replace long-term contracts or complete existing contract negotiations; delays in commencement of operations of FPSO and FSO units at designated fields; changes in the Company's expenses; the Company and its publicly-traded subsidiaries' future capital expenditure requirements and the inability to secure financing for such requirements; failure by Teekay Offshore to secure charter contracts for FAU newbuildings; failure by Teekay Offshore to complete documentation related to the third FAU unit; potential failure of the Yamal LNG Project to be completed for any reason, including due to lack of funding as a result of existing or future sanctions against Russian entities and individuals, which may affect partners in the project; potential delays or cancellation of the Yamal LNG project; failure by Teekay Offshore's joint venture with Odebrecht to complete final contract negotiations with Petrobras for the Libra FPSO project; failure of Teekay and CarVal to reach agreement on the formation and management relating to a new dry bulk shipping company; potential delays in the commencement of operations of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO unit; the inability of the Company to complete vessel sale transactions to its public-traded subsidiaries or to third parties; failure of the respective Board of Directors of the general partners of Teekay Offshore and Teekay LNG to approve future distribution increases; conditions in the United States capital markets and other factors discussed in Teekay's filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contact:

Ryan Hamilton

Investor Relations

Tel: +1 (604) 844-6654

www.teekay.com


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