Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
We prepared the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of Ensco plc and subsidiaries (the "Company," "Ensco," "our," "we" or "us") in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") included in the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. The financial information included in this report is unaudited but, in our opinion, includes all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) that are necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The December 31, 2017 condensed consolidated balance sheet data were derived from our 2017 audited consolidated financial statements, but do not include all disclosures required by GAAP. The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements requires us to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the related revenues and expenses and disclosures of gain and loss contingencies as of the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
The financial data for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 included herein have been subjected to a limited review by KPMG LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm. The accompanying independent registered public accounting firm's review report is not a report within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of the Securities Act, and the independent registered public accounting firm's liability under Section 11 does not extend to it.
Results of operations for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2018. We recommend these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on February 27, 2018, and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on April 26, 2018 and July 26, 2018.
Proposed Rowan Transaction
On October 7, 2018, Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan") entered into an agreement that provides for the combination of the two companies (the "Transaction Agreement"). Ensco has agreed to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Rowan in an all-stock transaction (the "Transaction") by way of a scheme of arrangement to be undertaken by Rowan under Part 26 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Transaction Agreement, each Class A ordinary share of Rowan will be converted into the right to receive 2.215 Class A ordinary shares of Ensco plc. We estimate the total consideration to be delivered in the Transaction to be approximately $2.3 billion, consisting of approximately 283 million of our shares based on the closing price of $8.11 on October 22, 2018. The value of the Transaction consideration will fluctuate until the closing date based on changes in the price of our shares and the number of shares of Rowan common stock outstanding.
The completion of the Transaction is subject to various closing conditions, including, among others, (i) the receipt of certain approvals from the Rowan and Ensco shareholders, including approval of the allotment and issuance of the Transaction consideration by Ensco's shareholders, (ii) the sanction of the Transaction by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, (iii) the receipt of certain required regulatory approvals or elapse of certain review periods with respect thereto, including those in the United States, United Kingdom and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, (iv) the absence of legal restraints prohibiting or restraining the Transaction and (v) the absence of any law or order reasonably expected to result in the dissolution of the Saudi Aramco Offshore Drilling Company, Rowan’s joint venture with Saudi Aramco (the “ARO JV”), or the sale, disposition, forfeiture or nationalization of Rowan’s interest in the ARO JV. The Transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2019, subject to satisfaction of all conditions to closing.
New Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2018, the FASB issued Update 2018-15, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract ("Update 2018-15"), which aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that included an internal-use software license). This update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the effect that Update 2018-15 will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
In February 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued Update 2018-02, Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects From Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income ("Update 2018-02"), which allows for a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We adopted Update 2018-02 effective January 1, 2018. As a result, we reclassified a total of $800,000 in tax effects from AOCI to opening retained earnings.
In August 2017, the FASB issued Update 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities ("Update 2017-12"), which will make more hedging strategies eligible for hedge accounting. It also amends presentation and disclosure requirements and changes how companies assess effectiveness. This update is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the effect that Update 2017-12 will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
During 2016, the FASB issued Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) ("Update 2016-02"), which requires an entity to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and to disclose key qualitative and quantitative information about the entity's leasing arrangements. This update is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. During our evaluation of Update 2016-02, we concluded that our drilling contracts contain a lease component. In July 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842), Target Improvements, which (1) provides for a new transition method whereby entities may elect to adopt the Update using a prospective with cumulative catch-up approach and (2) provides lessors with a practical expedient, by class of underlying asset, to not separate lease and non-lease components when the non-lease component is the predominant element of the combined component. The lessor practical expedient is limited to circumstances in which the non-lease component otherwise would be accounted for under Topic 606 (discussed below). We are currently evaluating the effect these Updates will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. With respect to leases whereby we are the lessee, we expect to recognize upon adoption on January 1, 2019 lease liabilities and offsetting "right of use" assets ranging from approximately $55 million to $75 million.
During 2014, the FASB issued Update 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) ("Update 2014-09"), which requires entities to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. Update 2014-09 is effective for annual and interim periods for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. We adopted Update 2014-09 effective January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective approach. Only customer contracts that were not completed as of the effective adoption date were evaluated under the transition guidance to determine if a cumulative catch-up adjustment to retained earnings was warranted. Revenues recognized in prior years for customer contracts that expired prior to the effective adoption date continue to be reported under the previous revenue recognition guidance. Our adoption of Update 2014-09 did not result in a cumulative effect on retained earnings and no adjustments were made to prior periods. While Update 2014-09 requires additional disclosure regarding revenues recognized from customer contracts, our adoption did not have a material impact on the recognition of current or prior period revenues as compared to previous guidance nor do we expect a material impact to our pattern of revenue recognition in future periods. See "Note 2 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers" for additional information.