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Basis of Presentation and Accounting Policy (Policy)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis Of Consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 has been prepared by the Company and has not been audited by its independent registered certified public accounting firm. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SEACOR Holdings Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) have been made to fairly present the Company’s financial position as of March 31, 2018, its results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, its comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, its changes in equity for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and its cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017. Results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the full year or any future periods.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and related notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
Unless the context otherwise indicates, any reference in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to the “Company” refers to SEACOR Holdings Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries and any reference in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “SEACOR” refers to SEACOR Holdings Inc. without its consolidated subsidiaries. Capitalized terms used and not specifically defined herein have the same meaning given those terms in the Company's Annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
New Accounting Pronouncements
Adoption of New Accounting Standards. On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standard Board (“FASB”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“Topic 606”). As a consequence of adopting Topic 606, the Company now recognizes all of the operating revenues and expenses associated with the dry-cargo barge pools it manages along with additional operating expenses reflective of barge pool earnings attributable to third-party barge owners and not the Company in its capacity as manager. Under Topic 606, the Company determined it was a principal with respect to the third-party barge owners. Previously, the Company recognized operating revenues and expenses only for its proportionate share of the barge pools in which it participated, as it acted as an agent. All prior period results have been adjusted to reflect the retrospective adoption of Topic 606. The adoption of Topic 606 had no impact on previously reported operating income, net income or earnings per share.
On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2016-16, Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory, which eliminates the deferral of the tax effects of intercompany asset sales other than inventory until the transferred assets are sold to a third party or recovered through use. As a result of the adoption of the standard, the deferred tax charges previously recognized from those sales resulted in a decrease in deferred tax assets and a cumulative adjustment to retained earnings of $2.5 million in the condensed consolidated balance sheet and statement of changes in equity as of January 1, 2018.
Discontinued Operations, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Discontinued Operations. On June 1, 2017, the Company completed the spin-off of SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (“SEACOR Marine”), the company that operated SEACOR’s Offshore Marine Services business segment (the “Spin-off”), by means of a dividend of all the issued and outstanding common stock of SEACOR Marine to SEACOR’s shareholders. SEACOR Marine is an independent company whose common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SMHI.” For all periods presented herein, the Company has reported the historical financial position, results of operations and cash flows of SEACOR Marine as discontinued operations (see Note 15).
On July 3, 2017, the Company completed the sale of its 70% interest in Illinois Corn Processing LLC (“ICP”), the company that operated SEACOR’s Illinois Corn Processing business segment. For all periods presented herein, the Company has reported the historical financial position, results of operations and cash flows of ICP as discontinued operations (see Note 15).
Revenue Recognition
Revenue Recognition. Revenue is recognized when (or as) the Company transfers promised goods or services to its customers in amounts that reflect the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services, which occurs when (or as) the Company satisfies its contractual obligations and transfers control of the promised goods or services to its customers. Costs to obtain or fulfill a contract are expensed as incurred.
Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Ocean Services primarily earns revenues from voyage charters, contracts of affreightment, harbor and ocean towing services, unit freight transportation services and technical ship management agreements with vessel owners (see Note 14). Ocean Services transfers control of the service to the customer and satisfies its performance obligation over the term of the contract, and therefore recognizes revenue over the term of the contract while related costs are expensed as incurred. Voyage charters are contracts to carry cargoes on a single voyage basis for a predetermined price, regardless of time to complete. Contracts of affreightment are contracts for cargoes that are committed on a multi-voyage basis for various periods of time, with minimum and maximum cargo tonnages specified over the period at a fixed or escalating rate per ton. Harbor and ocean towing services typically include operating harbor tugs alongside oceangoing vessels to escort them to their berth, assisting with the docking and undocking of these oceangoing vessels and escorting them back out to sea. They are contracted using prevailing port tariff terms on a per-use basis. In the unit freight trade, transportation services typically include transporting shipping containers, rail cars, project cargoes, automobiles and U.S. military vehicles and are generally contracted on a per unit basis for the specified cargo and destination, typically in accordance with a publicly available tariff rate or based on a negotiated rate when moving larger volume over an extended period. Other operations primarily include technical ship management agreements whereby Ocean Services provides technical ship management services to third-party customers for a predetermined price over a specified period of time, typically a year or more.
Inland Services primarily earns revenues from contracts of affreightment, terminal operations, fleeting operations and repair and maintenance services (see Note 14). Inland Services transfers control of the service to the customer and satisfies its performance obligation over the term of the contract, and therefore recognizes revenue over the term of the contract while related costs are expensed as incurred. Contracts of affreightment are contracts whereby customers are charged an established rate per ton to transport cargo from point-to-point. Terminal operations includes tank farms and dry bulk and container handling facilities that are marketed under contractual rates and terms driven by throughput volume. Fleeting operations includes fleeting services whereby barges are held in fleeting areas for an agreed-upon day rate and shifting services whereby harbor boats are used to pick up and drop off barges to assist in assembling tows and to move barges to and from the dock for loading and unloading at predetermined per-shift fees. Other operations primarily include a machine shop specializing in towboat and barge cleaning, repair and maintenance services that are charged on an hourly or a fixed fee basis depending on the scope and nature of the work.
Witt O’Brien’s earns revenues primarily from time and material and retainer contracts (see Note 14). Witt O’Brien’s transfers control of the service to the customer and satisfies its performance obligation over the term of the contract, and therefore recognizes revenue over the term of the contract while related costs are expensed as incurred. Time and material contracts primarily relate to emergency response, debris management or consulting services that Witt O’Brien’s performs for a predetermined fee. Retainer contracts, which are nearly all with vessel services operators and oil companies, are contracted based on agreed-upon rates.
Contract liabilities from contracts with customers arise when the Company has received consideration prior to performance and are included in other current liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company’s contract liability activity for the three months ended March 31 was as follows (in thousands):
 
2018
Balance at beginning of period
$
983

Revenue deferred in the current period

6,483

Previously deferred revenue recognized in the current period
(415
)
Balance at end of period
$
7,051


Lease Revenues. The Company’s lease revenues are primarily from time charters, bareboat charters and non-vessel rental agreements that are recognized ratably over the lease term as services are provided, typically on a per day basis. Under a time charter, the Company provides a vessel to a customer for a set term and is responsible for all operating expenses, typically excluding fuel. Under a bareboat charter, the Company provides a vessel to a customer for a set term and the customer assumes responsibility for all operating expenses and risks of operation. Under a non-vessel rental agreement, the Company provides non-vessel property or equipment to a customer for a set term and the customer assumes responsibility for all operating expenses and risks of operation.
Contract with Customer, Asset and Liability [Table Text Block]
The Company’s contract liability activity for the three months ended March 31 was as follows (in thousands):
 
2018
Balance at beginning of period
$
983

Revenue deferred in the current period

6,483

Previously deferred revenue recognized in the current period
(415
)
Balance at end of period
$
7,051

Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Property and Equipment. Equipment, stated at cost, is depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the asset to an estimated salvage value. With respect to each class of asset, the estimated useful life is based upon a newly built asset being placed into service and represents the time period beyond which it is typically not justifiable for the Company to continue to operate the asset in the same or similar manner. From time to time, the Company may acquire older assets that have already exceeded the Company’s useful life policy, in which case the Company depreciates such assets based on its best estimate of remaining useful life, typically the next survey or certification date.
As of March 31, 2018, the estimated useful life (in years) of each of the Company’s major categories of new equipment was as follows:
Petroleum and chemical carriers - U.S.-flag
25
Harbor and offshore tugs
25
Ocean liquid tank barges
25
Short-sea container/RORO(1) vessels
20
Dry bulk carriers - U.S.-flag
25
Inland river dry-cargo and specialty barges
20
Inland river liquid tank barges
25
Inland river towboats and harbor boats
25
Terminal and fleeting facilities
20
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Roll On/Roll Off.
Equipment maintenance and repair costs including the costs of routine overhauls, dry-dockings and inspections performed on vessels and equipment are charged to operating expense as incurred. Expenditures that extend the useful life or improve the marketing and commercial characteristics of equipment as well as major renewals and improvements to other properties are capitalized.
Certain interest costs incurred during the construction of equipment are capitalized as part of the assets’ carrying values and are amortized over such assets’ estimated useful lives. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, capitalized interest totaled $0.2 million.
Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block]
As of March 31, 2018, the estimated useful life (in years) of each of the Company’s major categories of new equipment was as follows:
Petroleum and chemical carriers - U.S.-flag
25
Harbor and offshore tugs
25
Ocean liquid tank barges
25
Short-sea container/RORO(1) vessels
20
Dry bulk carriers - U.S.-flag
25
Inland river dry-cargo and specialty barges
20
Inland river liquid tank barges
25
Inland river towboats and harbor boats
25
Terminal and fleeting facilities
20
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Roll On/Roll Off.
Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets. The Company performs an impairment analysis of long-lived assets used in operations, including intangible assets, when indicators of impairment are present. These indicators may include a significant decrease in the market price of a long-lived asset or asset group, a significant adverse change in the extent or manner in which a long-lived asset or asset group is being used or in its physical condition, or a current period operating or cash flow loss combined with a history of operating or cash flow losses or a forecast that demonstrates continuing losses associated with the use of a long-lived asset or asset group. If the carrying values of the assets are not recoverable, as determined by the estimated undiscounted cash flows, the estimated fair value of the assets or asset groups are compared to their current carrying value and impairment charges are recorded if the carrying value exceeds fair value. The Company performs its testing on an asset or asset group basis. The Company’s estimates of undiscounted cash flows are highly subjective and actual results may vary from the Company’s estimates due to the uncertainty regarding projected financial performance. Generally, fair value is determined using valuation techniques, such as expected discounted cash flows or appraisals, as appropriate. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company did not recognize any impairment charges related to long-lived assets held for use. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company recognized impairment charges of $0.4 million related to long-lived assets held for use.
Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Income Taxes. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company’s effective income tax rate of (4.6)% was primarily due to taxes not provided on income attributable to noncontrolling interests, foreign sourced income not subject to U.S. income taxes, and income subject to the tonnage tax, partially offset by income taxes on foreign earnings that are not creditable against U.S. income taxes (see Note 6).
Deferred Gains [Policy Text Block]
Deferred Gains. The Company has sold certain equipment to its 50% or less owned companies, entered into vessel sale-leaseback transactions with finance companies, and provided seller financing on sales of its equipment to third parties and its 50% or less owned companies. A portion of the gains realized from these transactions were deferred and recorded in deferred gains and other liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. Deferred gain activity related to these transactions for the three months ended March 31 was as follows (in thousands):
 
2018
 
2017
Balance at beginning of period
$
72,453

 
$
82,423

Amortization of deferred gains included in operating expenses as a reduction to rental expense
(2,557
)
 
(3,626
)
Amortization of deferred gains included in gains (losses) on asset dispositions and impairments, net
(518
)
 
(605
)
Balance at end of period
$
69,378

 
$
78,192

Schedule Of Deferred Gain Activity [Table Text Block]
Deferred gain activity related to these transactions for the three months ended March 31 was as follows (in thousands):
 
2018
 
2017
Balance at beginning of period
$
72,453

 
$
82,423

Amortization of deferred gains included in operating expenses as a reduction to rental expense
(2,557
)
 
(3,626
)
Amortization of deferred gains included in gains (losses) on asset dispositions and impairments, net
(518
)
 
(605
)
Balance at end of period
$
69,378

 
$
78,192

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. The components of accumulated other comprehensive income were as follows (in thousands):
 
SEACOR Holdings Inc. Stockholders’ Equity
 
Noncontrolling Interests
 
 
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Adjustments
 
Total
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Adjustments
 
Other
Comprehensive
Income
December 31, 2017
$
(545
)
 
$
(545
)
 
$
(1,460
)
 
 
Other comprehensive income
644

 
644

 

 
$
644

Income tax expense
(3
)
 
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
$
96

 
$
96

 
$
(1,460
)
 
$
641

Earnings Per Common Share of SEACOR
Earnings Per Share. Basic earnings per common share of SEACOR is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding during the relevant periods. Diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding plus the effect of potentially dilutive securities through the application of the treasury stock and if-converted methods. Dilutive securities for this purpose assumes restricted stock grants have vested, common shares have been issued pursuant to the exercise of outstanding stock options and common shares have been issued pursuant to the conversion of all outstanding convertible notes.
Computations of basic and diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR were as follows (in thousands, except share data):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Net Income Attributable to SEACOR
 
Average O/S Shares
 
Per Share
2018
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
641

 
17,969,970

 
$
0.04

Effect of Dilutive Share Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
Options and Restricted Stock(1)

 
208,548

 
 
Convertible Notes(2)

 

 
 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
641

 
18,178,518

 
$
0.04

2017
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
4,083

 
17,074,043

 
$
0.24

Effect of Dilutive Share Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
Options and Restricted Stock(3)

 
289,796

 
 
Convertible Notes(4)

 

 
 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
4,083

 
17,363,839

 
$
0.24

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(1)
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 503,459 of certain share awards as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are calculated based on continuing operations.
(2)
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 1,227,101 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes and 2,895,516 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive.
(3)
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 903,720 of certain share awards as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are calculated based on continuing operations.
(4)
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 1,885,772, of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes, 1,825,326 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes and 2,243,500 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.75% Subsidiary Convertible Senior Notes as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive.
Schedule of Weighted Average Number of Shares [Table Text Block]
Computations of basic and diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR were as follows (in thousands, except share data):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Net Income Attributable to SEACOR
 
Average O/S Shares
 
Per Share
2018
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
641

 
17,969,970

 
$
0.04

Effect of Dilutive Share Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
Options and Restricted Stock(1)

 
208,548

 
 
Convertible Notes(2)

 

 
 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
641

 
18,178,518

 
$
0.04

2017
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
4,083

 
17,074,043

 
$
0.24

Effect of Dilutive Share Awards:
 
 
 
 
 
Options and Restricted Stock(3)

 
289,796

 
 
Convertible Notes(4)

 

 
 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
$
4,083

 
17,363,839

 
$
0.24

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(1)
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 503,459 of certain share awards as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are calculated based on continuing operations.
(2)
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 1,227,101 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes and 2,895,516 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive.
(3)
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 903,720 of certain share awards as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding are calculated based on continuing operations.
(4)
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, diluted earnings per common share of SEACOR excluded 1,885,772, of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 2.5% Convertible Senior Notes, 1,825,326 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes and 2,243,500 of common shares issuable pursuant to the Company’s 3.75% Subsidiary Convertible Senior Notes as the effect of their inclusion in the computation would be anti-dilutive.
Description of New Accounting Pronouncements Not yet Adopted [Text Block]
New Accounting Pronouncements. On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued a comprehensive new leasing standard, which is meant to improve transparency and comparability among companies by requiring lessees to recognize a lease liability and a corresponding lease asset for virtually all lease contracts. It also requires additional disclosures about leasing arrangements. The new standard is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and requires a modified retrospective approach to adoption. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is in the early stages of implementation and currently believes that the adoption will have a material impact on its financial statements. Specifically, the Company will be recording material right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for its equipment, office and land leases.
On January 26, 2017, the FASB issued an amendment to the accounting standard which simplified wording and removes step two of the goodwill impairment test. A goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. The FASB also eliminated the requirements for any reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount to perform a qualitative assessment and, if it fails that qualitative test, to perform step two of the goodwill test. The new standard is effective for annual or interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The Company has not yet determined what impact, if any, the adoption of the new standard will have on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.