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Enseco Energy Services Corp. Announces Results for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014

ENSECO ENERGY SERVICES CORP (TSX VENTURE:ENS) (“Enseco” or the “Company”) (April 21, 2015) announces its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

Results from Operations
Financial Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
(thousands, except per share amounts) Dec14 Sep14 Jun14 Mar14 Dec13 Sep13 Jun13 Mar13
Revenue $ 20,899 $ 22,197 $ 12,750 $ 23,035 $ 16,635 $ 17,644 $ 6,843 $ 17,201
Gross Margin 4,050 4,426 (59 ) 4,726 2,999 4,557 (68 ) 3,872
Adjusted gross margin1 5,446 7,049 1,562 6,286 4,503 6,045 1,293 5,322
EBITDAS1 2,445 3,050 (2,214 ) 2,434 1,124 2,082 (1,994 ) 1,613
Net income (loss) before tax1 920 257 (4,454 ) 476 (594 ) 188 (3,793 ) (259 )
Per common share – basic 0.04 0.01 (0.20 ) 0.02 (0.04 ) 0.02 (0.17 ) (0.01 )
Per common share – diluted 0.04 0.01 (0.20 ) 0.02 (0.04 ) 0.02 (0.17 ) (0.01 )
Net income1 191 257 (4,454 ) 476 (594 ) 487 (3,337 ) (402 )
Per common share – basic 0.01 0.01 (0.20 ) 0.02 (0.03 ) 0.02 (0.15 ) (0.02 )
Per common share – diluted 0.01 0.01 (0.20 ) 0.02 (0.03 ) 0.02 (0.15 ) (0.02 )
Cash flow before changes in non-cash working capital1 2,072 3,374 (2,369 ) 2,489 1,133 2,079 (1,899 ) 1,427
Cash flow from (used in) operating activities 2,997 (2,794 ) 5,841 (5,243 ) 2,960 (3,381 ) 3,860 3,801
1See definition within the Non-IFRS Measures section of this MD&A

Highlights for the year ended December 31, 2014

  • The US divisions increased their revenue, year over year, by 131% with US Testing increasing 46% and US Directional 437%
  • For the quarter ended December 31, 2014, the US divisions revenue grew by 89% compared to the same quarter last year with US Testing increasing by 55% and US Directional increasing by 158%.
  • Overall revenues for the Company increased by 35% over last year and 25% in the comparative quarter.
  • A focus on improving service quality through internal proprietary technology improvements has resulted in higher mean time between failures increasing market share


Many opportunities and challenges will be present for Enseco in 2015. Decreased energy prices, a downturn in drilling activity and cost reduction pressures from exploration and production companies have facilitated a more thorough reevaluation and adaption process not only to how to interact with the current market conditions but also for when we emerge from the downturn. Although the duration of the current downturn is unknown, Enseco is planning for a longer term but still providing flexibility if conditions improve in the shorter term. Management has created review processes in a number of areas including pricing, service, and cost structure streamlining to achieve a sustainable, client service focused company that will operate efficiently, effectively and reliably in all market conditions.

Despite the revenue improvements during the year, the Company had an operating loss of approximately $1.9 million and a working capital deficit at December 31, 2014 of approximately $14 million. The Company was not in compliance with its financial covenants under its credit agreements and anticipates continued violations for all of 2015, all of which are more fully described in Enseco’s annual consolidated financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis.

Enseco prides itself in working with its clientele to meet their needs. Utilizing our experience, optimization, reliability and personnel, we are able to adopt client solutions that do not always rely on adjustments to pricing models to achieve the desired results both in service quality and in monetary terms.

Beginning in January, Enseco enacted a program to reduce its costs which included salary and personnel reductions, consolidation of its strategic vendor relationships, and evaluation of its process management. A comprehensive wage roll-back was enacted, impacting all levels including both office and field personnel. Director fees were suspended, benefits and matching programs have been re-engineered or suspended and job sharing programs are in the process of being rolled-out. Facilities and services provided to us are under reassessment with cost reductions being implemented.

Enseco is also partnering with new technologies to develop high speed, bi-directional, sonic telemetry for downhole communication applications and is continuing to focus on in-house MWD and Motor repair facilities to maintain and increase tool reliability, functionality and availability.

Despite the challenges Enseco faces in 2015, management believes that by working with it clients to provide reliable, efficient and cost effect solutions, implementing cost reductions with continual review for additional measures, finding strategic partners for enhanced offerings and continual improvement through in-house repair facilities, the Company will be positioned for current sustainability and future growth.


Enseco has filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities its audited consolidated financial statements for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and accompanying management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”). These filings are available under Enseco’s SEDAR profile at

About Enseco Energy Services Corp.

Enseco is a premier supplier of directional drilling, production testing and frac flowback services operating throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and select markets in the United States, Our corporate office is located in Calgary and sales offices are located in both Calgary and Denver. Enseco is led by an experienced management team with a focus on continued value creation through accretive acquisitions and organic growth.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information and statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information, including, but not limited to: statements concerning Enseco’s future business strategy, focus, marketing and other plans; expectations regarding the future performance of the Company including its USA operations, the benefits to be obtained from the use of a private oilfield technology company and future opportunities; expectations regarding financial results including future revenues, cash flow, gross margins, EBITDAS, efficiencies and cost reductions, future debt levels, continued financial covenant breaches and industry activity levels. Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon any of the forward-looking information set out in this press release. Readers should review the cautionary statement respecting forward-looking information that appears below. All of the forward looking statements of the Company contained in this press release are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement.

The information and statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward- looking statements. Forward-looking statements (often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “anticipate” or “will” and similar expressions) may include plans, expectations, opinions, or guidance that are not statements of fact. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions, expectations and estimates of management as at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, such things as changes in industry conditions (including the levels of capital expenditures made by oil and gas producers and explorers), the credit risk to which the Company is exposed in the conduct of its business, the continued cooperation of the Company’s lender, the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern, fluctuations in prevailing commodity prices or currency and interest rates, the competitive environment to which the various business divisions are, or may be, exposed in all aspects of their business, the ability of the Company’s various business divisions to access equipment (including parts) and new technologies and to maintain relationships with key suppliers and customers, the ability of the Company’s various business divisions to attract and maintain key personnel and other qualified employees, various environmental risks to which the Company’s business divisions are exposed in the conduct of their operations, inherent risks associated with the conduct of the businesses in which the Company’s business divisions operate, timing and costs associated with the acquisition of capital equipment, the impact of weather and other seasonal factors that affect business operations, availability of financial resources or third-party financing and the impact of new laws or changes in administrative practices on the part of regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking information concerning the nature and timing of growth within the various business divisions is based on the current budget of the Company (which is subject to change), factors that affected the historical growth of such business divisions, sources of historic growth opportunities and expectations relating to future economic and operating conditions. Forward-looking information concerning the future competitive position of the Company’s business divisions is based upon the current competitive environment in which those business divisions operate, expectations relating to future economic and operating conditions, current and announced programs and expansion plans of other organizations that operate in the energy service business. Forward-looking information concerning the financing of future business activities is based upon the financing sources on which the Company has historically relied and expectations relating to the continued cooperation of the Company’s lender and future economic and operating conditions. Forward-looking information concerning future economic and operating conditions is based upon historical economic and operating conditions, and opinions of third- party analysts respecting anticipated economic and operating conditions.

With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this press release, Enseco has made assumptions regarding commodity prices and royalty regimes, availability of skilled labor, timing and amount of capital expenditures, future foreign exchange rates, interest rates, the impact of increasing competition, conditions in general economic and financial markets, effects of regulation by governmental agencies, and future operating costs.

Management has included the above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking information provided in this press release in order to provide shareholders with a more complete perspective on Enseco’s future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Enseco’s actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that the Enseco will derive there from. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of factors are not exhaustive. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of in this press release and Enseco disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

Non-IFRS Measures

EBITDAS means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation and is equal to earnings before income taxes from continuing operations plus interest on debt, other charges and interest expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, unrealized foreign exchange loss, and loss on sale of equipment. Adjusted gross margin from continuing operations equals gross margin, plus interest on debt, other charges and interest expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, impairment loss/recovery, and loss on sale of equipment. Cash flow means cash flows provided by continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items.

EBITDAS, adjusted gross margin from continuing operations, and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items are not recognized measures under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). Management believes that in addition to net losses, EBITDAS and cash flows, are useful supplemental measures as they provide an indication of the results generated by the Company’s primary business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed, amortized or how the results are taxed in various jurisdictions as well as the cash generated by the Company’s primary business activities. Readers should be cautioned, however, that EBITDAS and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items should not be construed as an alternative to net losses determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of Enseco’s performance. Enseco’s method of calculating operating losses, EBITDAS and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items may differ from other organizations and, accordingly, such measures may not be comparable to measures used by other organizations. For reconciliation to the appropriate IFRS measure, see our MD&A.

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