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Helix Energy Solutions: Press Release Dated 4-19-16 Exhibit EXHIBIT 99.1 RELEASE

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

www.HelixESG.com

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. · 3505 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 400 · Houston, TX 77043 · 281-618-0400 · fax: 281-618-0505

For Immediate Release

16-008

Contact:

Erik Staffeldt

Vice President - Finance & Accounting

Helix Reports

Quarter

Results

HOUSTON, TX - Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) reported Adjusted EBITDA

of $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2016 compared to $34.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $51.4 million for the first quarter of 2 015.

Helix reported a net loss of $27.8 million, or $(0.26) per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016 compared to net income of $19.6 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015 and a net loss of $403.9

million, or $(3.83) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “We expected the first quarter to be the low quarter in 2016 due to continuing weak industry conditions combined with typical seasonal factors. Going forward, we expect to see improved financial performance for the remaining quarters due to the commencement of the

contract and the normal seasonal pick up in well intervention activity in the North Sea.”

EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See reconciliation below.

Fourth quarter 2015 results were impacted by $503.1 million of non-cash pre-tax charges as follows:

Impairment charges of $256.2 million associated with our Production Facilities assets

Impairment charge of $205.2 million associated with the

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Impairment charge of $6.3 million associated with other Well Intervention assets

Goodwill impairment charge of $16.4 million associated with Well Intervention business in the U.K.

Unrealized losses of $19.0 million associated with ineffectiveness of our foreign currency derivative contracts

The above items resulted in an after-tax impact of $398.5 million, or $(3.77) per diluted share.

Summary of Results

($ in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Three Months Ended

3/31/2016

3/31/2015

12/31/2015

Revenues

91,039

189,641

157,683

Gross Profit (Loss):

Operating

(16,930

34,947

20,112

Asset Impairments

(345,010

(324,898

Goodwill Impairment

(16,399

Non-cash Losses on Equity Investments

(122,765

Net Income (Loss)

(27,823

19,642

(403,867

Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share

Adjusted EBITDA

51,364

34,186

Segment Information, Operational and Financial Highlights

($ in thousands, unaudited)

Revenues:

46,056

104,051

88,680

Robotics

31,994

80,171

62,444

18,482

18,385

18,137

Intercompany Eliminations

(5,493

(12,966

(11,578

Income (Loss) from Operations:

(16,688

14,794

(12,750

Non-cash Impairment Charges

(361,409

Corporate / Other

(8,669

(6,607

(9,285

(30,756

22,328

(355,734

Business Segment Results

Well Intervention revenues decreased 48% in the first quarter of 2016 as compared to revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall Well Intervention vessel utilization in the first quarter of 2016 decreased to 23% from 47% in the fourth quarter of 2015. The

utilization was 100% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to 98% in the fourth quarter of 2015. The

was idle in the first quarter of 2016 compared to utilization of 78% in the fourth quarter of 2015 after entering service in late October. In the North Sea, the

Well Enhancer

utilization decreased to 13% in the first quarter from 67% in the fourth quarter. The

Skandi Constructor

Seawell

were idle the entire quarter and both vessels remain warm stacked. The two intervention riser systems currently in the rental market completed their contracts during the first quarter of 2016. Utilization of these systems for the quarter decreased to 60% compared to 100% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Robotics revenues decreased 49% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. Chartered vessel utilization decreased to 52% in the first quarter of 2016 from 58% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and ROV asset utilization decreased to 39% in the first quarter of 2016 from 48% in the fourth quarter of 2015. The decrease in revenue and gross profit was due to lower asset utilization, driven by the seasonal slow-down in the North Sea and the generally weak industry conditions.

Other Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $13.8 million, 15.2% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $14.5 million, 9.2% of revenue, in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Net interest expense increased to $10.7 million in the first quarter of 2016 from $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. We recorded a $2.5 million charge to interest expense to accelerate a pro-rata portion of the deferred financing costs associated with the reduction of revolver capacity.

Other income was a benefit of $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to an expense of $18.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The income in the quarter was driven by the settlement and revaluations associated with our foreign currency derivative contracts. The expense in the fourth quarter of 2015 primarily reflects unrealized losses associated with ineffectiveness of our foreign currency derivative contracts.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

Our total liquidity at March 31, 2016 was approximately $635 million, consisting of $488 million in cash and cash equivalents and $147 million in available capacity under our revolver. Consolidated net debt at March 31, 2016 was $244 million. Consolidated gross funded debt decreased to $757 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $776 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Net debt to book capitalization at March 31, 2016 was 16%. (Net debt to book capitalization is a non-GAAP measure. See reconciliation below.)

We incurred capital expenditures (including capitalized interest) totaling $21 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to $42 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $58 million in the first quarter of 2015.

Conference Call Information

Further details are provided in the presentation for Helix’s quarterly conference call to review its

results (see the “Investor Relations” page of Helix’s website,

). The call, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time Wednesday,

April 20, 2016

, will be audio webcast live from the “Investor Relations” page of Helix’s website. Investors and other interested parties wishing to listen to the conference via telephone may join the call by dialing 800-763-5654 for persons in the United States and 1-212-231-2922 for international participants. The passcode is “Tripodo”. A replay of the conference will be available under “Investor Relations” by selecting the “Audio Archives” link from the same page beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call.

About Helix

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy services company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. For more information about Helix, please visit our website at

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management evaluates Company performance and financial condition using certain non-GAAP metrics, primarily EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, net debt and net debt to book capitalization. We define EBITDA as earnings before income taxes, net interest expense, net other income or expense, and depreciation and amortization expense. We separately disclose our non-cash asset impairment charges, which, if not material, would be reflected as a component of our depreciation and amortization expense. Because these impairment charges are material to our 2015 results of operations, we have reported them as a separate line item. Non-cash goodwill impairment and non-cash losses on equity investments are also added back if applicable. To arrive at our measure of Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude the gain or loss on disposition of assets. In addition, we include realized losses from the cash settlements of our ineffective foreign currency derivative contracts, which are excluded from EBITDA as a component of net other income or expense. Net debt is calculated as total long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents. Net debt to book capitalization is calculated by dividing net debt by the sum of net debt and shareholders’ equity. These non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other internal and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they are widely used by investors in our industry to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items that can vary substantially from company to company, and help investors meaningfully compare our results from period to period. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, but instead are supplemental to, income from operations, net income or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions that are excluded from these measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, any statements regarding our strategy; any statements regarding visibility and future utilization; any projections of financial items; future operations expenditures; any statements regarding the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including but not limited to the performance of contracts by suppliers, customers and partners; actions by governmental and regulatory authorities; operating hazards and delays; our ultimate ability to realize current backlog; employee management issues; complexities of global political and economic developments; geologic risks; volatility of oil and gas prices and other risks described from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC’s website at

. We assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements except as required by the securities laws.

Social Media

From time to time we provide information about Helix on Twitter (

@Helix_ESG

) and LinkedIn (

www.linkedin.com/company/helix-energy-solutions-group

HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.

Comparative Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended Mar. 31,

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Net revenues

Cost of sales

107,969

154,694

Gross profit (loss)

(13,826

(12,619

Income (loss) from operations

Equity in earnings (losses) of investments

(10,684

(4,070

Other income (expense), net

(1,156

Other income - oil and gas

Income (loss) before income taxes

(37,111

20,049

Income tax provision (benefit)

(9,288

Net income (loss)

Earnings (loss) per share of common stock:

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

105,908

105,290

Comparative Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

ASSETS

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

(in thousands)

Mar. 31, 2016

Dec. 31, 2015

Current Assets:

Current Liabilities:

Cash and cash equivalents (1)

488,184

494,192

Accounts payable

41,369

65,370

Accounts receivable, net

64,441

96,752

Accrued liabilities

67,265

71,641

Current deferred tax assets

53,027

53,573

Income tax payable

Other current assets

41,594

39,518

Current maturities of long-term debt (1)

71,786

71,640

Total Current Assets

647,246

684,035

Total Current Liabilities

180,789

210,912

Property & equipment, net

1,586,871

1,603,009

Long-term debt (1)

659,948

677,695

Equity investments

26,200

Deferred tax liabilities

174,064

180,974

45,107

Other non-current liabilities

49,845

51,415

Other assets, net

35,163

41,608

Shareholders' equity (1)

1,249,741

1,278,963

Total Assets

2,314,387

2,399,959

Total Liabilities & Equity

Net debt to book capitalization -

March 31, 2016

. Calculated as net debt (total long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents -

$243,550

) divided by the sum of net debt and shareholders' equity (

$1,493,291

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Earnings Release:

Reconciliation from Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA:

Adjustments:

(102,305

Other (income) expense, net

(1,880

18,113

Depreciation and amortization

31,565

26,089

34,068

Asset impairments

Non-cash losses on equity investments

39,079

Gain on disposition of assets, net

Realized losses from cash settlements of ineffective foreign currency exchange contracts

(2,236

(4,801

We define EBITDA as earnings before income taxes, net interest expense, net other income or expense, and depreciation and amortization expense. We separately disclose our non-cash asset impairment charges, which, if not material, would be reflected as a component of our depreciation and amortization expense. Because these impairment charges are material to our 2015 results of operations, we have reported them as a separate line item. Non-cash goodwill impairment and non-cash losses on equity investments are also added back if applicable. To arrive at our measure of Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude the gain or loss on disposition of assets. In addition, we include realized losses from the cash settlements of our ineffective foreign currency exchange contracts, which are excluded from EBITDA as a component of net other income or expense. These non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other internal and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they are widely used by investors in our industry to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items that can vary substantially from company to company, and help investors meaningfully compare our results from period to period. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, but instead are supplemental to, income from operations, net income or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to, our reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions that are excluded from these measures.

Reconciliation of Significant Charges

Reconciliation of Significant Charges:

Impairments and other non-cash charges:

Production Facilities asset impairments

256,198

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205,238

Other Well Intervention asset impairments

Unrealized losses associated with ineffectiveness of our foreign currency derivative contracts

18,957

Tax benefit associated with the above

(104,624

Impairments and other charges, net

398,507

Diluted shares

105,574

Net after income tax effect per share

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