Investments, At Equity, And Advances To 50% Or Less Owned Companies
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2017
|Equity Method Investment, Summarized Financial Information [Abstract]|
|Investments, At Equity, And Advances To 50% Or Less Owned Companies||
INVESTMENTS, AT EQUITY, AND ADVANCES TO 50% OR LESS OWNED COMPANIES
MexMar. MexMar owns and operates 15 offshore support vessels in Mexico. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company and its partner each received cash capital distributions of $7.4 million from MexMar.
Falcon Global. Falcon Global was formed to construct and operate two foreign-flag liftboats. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company and its partner each contributed additional capital of $0.4 million, and the Company made working capital advances of $2.0 million to Falcon Global. In March 2017, the Company’s partner declined to participate in a capital call from Falcon Global and, as a consequence, the Company obtained 100% voting control of Falcon Global in accordance with the terms of the operating agreement. The impact of consolidating Falcon Global’s net assets effective March 31, 2017 to the Company’s financial position was as follows (in thousands):
Sea-Cat Crewzer II. Sea-Cat Crewzer II owns and operates two high-speed offshore catamarans. On April 28, 2017, the Company acquired a 100% controlling interest in Sea-Cat Crewzer II through the acquisition of its partners’ 50% ownership interest for $11.3 million in cash (see Note 2).
Sea-Cat Crewzer. Sea-Cat Crewzer owns and operates two high-speed offshore catamarans. On April 28, 2017, the Company acquired a 100% controlling interest in Sea-Cat Crewzer through the acquisition of its partners’ 50% ownership interest for $4.4 million in cash (see Note 2).
OSV Partners. OSV Partners owns and operates five offshore support vessels. OSV Partners is currently in non-compliance with its debt service coverage ratio and its maximum leverage ratio pursuant to its term loan facility and has received waivers from its lenders for these financial covenants through and including September 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, the remaining principal amount outstanding under the facility was $31.8 million. The Company has recently participated in a $6.0 million preferred equity offering of OSV Partners and invested $2.3 million ($1.8 million in June 2017 and an additional $0.5 million in August 2017) in support of the venture. The lenders to OSV Partners have no recourse to the Company for outstanding amounts under the facility, and the Company is not obligated to any future fundings to OSV Partners.
Other. The Company’s other 50% or less owned companies own and operate eight vessels. During the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company received dividends of $1.6 million from these 50% or less owned companies.
Guarantees. The Company has guaranteed the payment of amounts owed under a vessel charter by one of its 50% or less owned companies. As of June 30, 2017, the total amount guaranteed by the Company under this arrangement was $0.8 million. In addition, as of June 30, 2017, the Company had uncalled capital commitments to two of its 50% or less owned companies totaling $1.8 million.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef