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Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. Announces Record Second Quarter 2018 Financial and Operational Results and Initiates Quarterly Cash Dividend

DENVER

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE: LBRT; “Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today second quarter 2018 financial and operational results. Liberty also announced that its Board of Directors has declared its first quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of its Class A common stock, to be paid on September 20, 2018 to holders of record as of September 6, 2018.

Summary Results and Highlights

  • Revenue of $628 million and net income1 of $95 million, or $0.71 fully diluted earnings per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 of $149 million and annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet of $28.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018
  • Revenue of $1.123 billion and net income1 of $149 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 of $249 million and annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet of $24.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018

“We are extremely pleased with our second quarter 2018 results. In partnership with our customers, the Liberty team drove average throughput across our fleets to new all-time highs. This relentless focus on efficiency resulted in record revenue, net income, and Adjusted EBITDA2 for the quarter while also lowering our customers’ well costs. High efficiency operations are a win for Liberty and a win for our customers — a true partnership,” commented Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer.

Outlook

Working in concert with customers, Liberty continues to drive improvements in operational efficiency across the entire fleet. This performance translates to strong demand for Liberty’s high efficiency fleets that deliver differential frac services. Premium service quality, coupled with basin diversity, positions the Company to believe that it will continue to generate strong returns on capital employed regardless of how the market unfolds in the next few quarters. Liberty was built for long-term success as illustrated by the trailing 12-months Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed (“ROCE”)3 of 43%.

Liberty’s operations in the Permian continue to grow and thrive. The developing imbalance for frac services in the Permian has not yet impacted Liberty fleets. As always, Liberty will work in partnership with our customers to navigate the ever-changing oil and gas landscape. During the second quarter meaningful local sand volumes came on-line. This trend continues in the third quarter, driving down well costs for our customers.

With the roughly flat pricing environment year to date, Liberty expects annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet between $22 million and $27 million for each quarter of 2018. Unusual weather and logistics challenges drove the first quarter below this expected range. The second quarter had no unusual exogenous challenges. Liberty delivered simply stellar operational efficiency with an unusually low number of non-pumping days for the dedicated fleets. The result was $28.0 million annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet, which is above the expected average range.

Mr. Wright added, “We are thrilled with our second quarter results and we always strive for stellar performance. However, reality tends to bring schedule and throughput challenges that are not always avoidable. We are presently seeing more than normal dedicated fleet schedule challenges, likely pushing our results for the third quarter to the lower end of our expected $22 million to $27 million range.”

“Liberty’s strong financial results, favorable outlook and strong balance sheet, support returning capital to our stockholders. Therefore, we are excited to announce the introduction of a regular cash dividend,” said Mr. Wright. “Liberty will continue to evaluate additional ways to return capital to stockholders, including stock repurchases and special dividends. Liberty is committed to creating long-term stockholder value via our balanced strategy of compounding shareholder value by reinvesting cash flow at high rates of return and returning cash to shareholders as appropriate. We are excited by the growth opportunities in front of us and this modest dividend will not constrain future growth,” concluded Mr. Wright.

Fleet Deployment Update

During the second quarter of 2018, Liberty deployed fleet 22 under a dedicated arrangement with an existing customer. Liberty has experienced delays in receipt of critical components for our new fleets under construction. The Company now expects to deploy fleet 23 in the fourth quarter of this year and fleet 24 in the first quarter of 2019, both on a dedicated basis.

Second Quarter Results

For the second quarter of 2018, revenue grew 27% to $628 million from $495 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Net income1 totaled $95 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to net income1 of $54 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA2 increased 48% to $149 million from $100 million in the first quarter. Annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet increased to $28.0 million in the second quarter compared to $20.4 million in the first quarter. Please refer to the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) to net income (a GAAP measure) in this earnings release.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, revenue grew 87.5% to $1.123 billion compared to $599 million for the same period in 2017.

Net income1 totaled $149 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to net income of $47 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Current period results include income tax expense of $24 million. Liberty was not subject to income tax prior to its initial public offering.

Adjusted EBITDA2 increased 161% to $249 million in the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $95 million in the same period in 2017. Annualized Adjusted EBITDA per average active fleet increased to $24.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $14.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Please refer to the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) to net income (a GAAP measure) in this earnings release.

For the trailing twelve-months ended June 30, 2018, ROCE was 43%. Please refer to the calculation of ROCE at the end of this earnings release.

1   Net income attributable to predecessor, controlling and noncontrolling interests
2 "Adjusted EBITDA" is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"). Please see the supplemental financial information in the table under "Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA" at the end of this earnings release for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
3 Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed ("ROCE") is an operational measure. Please see the supplemental financial information in the table under "Calculation of Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed" at the end of this earnings release for a calculation of this measure.
 

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2018, Liberty had cash on hand of $83 million and total debt of $107 million, net of deferred financing costs and original issue discount. There were no borrowings drawn on the ABL credit facility, and total liquidity, including availability under the credit facility, was $318 million.

Quarterly Cash Dividend Initiated

Liberty today announced that its Board of Directors has declared its first quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of Class A common stock, to be paid on September 20, 2018 to holders of record as of September 6, 2018. A distribution of $0.05 per unit has been approved for holders of units in Liberty Oilfield Services New HoldCo LLC, which will use the same record and payment date.

Future declarations of quarterly cash dividends are subject to approval by the Board of Directors and to the Board’s continuing determination that the declarations of dividends are in the best interests of Liberty and its stockholders. Future dividends may be adjusted at the Board’s discretion based on market conditions and capital availability.

Conference Call

Liberty will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Presenting Liberty’s results will be Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Ron Gusek, President and Michael Stock, Chief Financial Officer.

Individuals wishing to participate in the conference call should dial (866) 807-9684, or for international callers (412) 317-5415. Participants should ask to join Liberty's call. A live webcast will be available at http://investors.libertyfrac.com. The webcast can be accessed for 90 days following the call. A telephone replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529, or for international callers (412) 317-0088. The passcode for the replay is 10122554. The replay will be available until August 9, 2018.

About Liberty

Liberty is an independent provider of hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. Liberty was founded in 2011 with a relentless focus on improving tight-oil completions, and an emphasis on customer partnerships and technology to find innovative answers to frac optimization. Liberty is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information about Liberty, please contact Investor Relations at [email protected].

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release includes unaudited non-GAAP financial and operational measures, including EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed. We believe that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial and operational measures provides useful information about our financial performance and results of operations. Non-GAAP financial and operational measures do not have any standardized meaning and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The presentation of non-GAAP financial and operational measures is not intended to be a substitute for, and should not be considered in isolation from, the financial measures reported in accordance with U.S. GAAP. See the tables entitled Reconciliation and Calculation of Non-GAAP Financial and Operational Measures for a reconciliation or calculation of the non-GAAP financial or operational measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

The information above includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein concerning, among other things, the deployment of fleets in the future, planned capital expenditures, future cash flows and borrowings, pursuit of potential acquisition opportunities, our financial position, business strategy and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “may,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “achievable,” “anticipate,” “will,” “continue,” “potential,” “should,” “could,” and similar terms and phrases. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this earnings release will not be achieved. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions identified above or as disclosed from time to time in Liberty's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these factors, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all such factors. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as filed with the SEC on March 23, 2018 and in our other public filings with the SEC. These and other factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

     

      Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.

      Selected Financial Data

      (unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30,
2018
   

March 31,
2018

    June 30,
2017
June 30,
2018
    June 30,
2017
 
Statement of Income Data: (amounts in thousands, except for fleet data)
Revenue $ 628,084 $ 495,160 $ 346,725 $ 1,123,244 $ 599,119
Costs of services, excluding depreciation and amortization shown separately 455,469 376,827 267,626 832,296 479,259
General and administrative 27,313 21,677 20,022 48,990 37,106
Depreciation and amortization 30,606 28,016 17,521 58,622 31,667
Loss (gain) on disposal of assets 485   80   10   565   (33 )
Total operating expenses 513,873 426,600 305,179 940,473 547,999
Operating income 114,211 68,560 41,546 182,771 51,120
Interest expense (3,540 ) (6,494 ) (2,511 ) (10,034 ) (3,963 )
Net income before taxes 110,671 62,066 39,035 172,737 47,157
Income tax expense 15,930   8,079     24,009    
Net income 94,741 53,987 39,035 148,728 47,157
Less: Net income attributable to predecessor, prior to Corporate Reorganization 8,705 39,035 8,705 47,157
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 45,146   21,607     66,753    
Net income attributable to Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. stockholders $ 49,595   $ 23,675   $   $ 73,270   $  
Net income attributable to Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. stockholders per common share (1):
Basic $ 0.72 $ 0.34 $ 1.06
Diluted $ 0.71   $ 0.34   $ 1.05  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 69,020,303 68,923,719 68,977,311
Diluted 118,637,877   118,182,439   118,407,233  
 
Other Financial and Operational Data
Capital expenditures $ 45,576 $ 82,867 $ 62,219 $ 128,443 $ 198,743
Adjusted EBITDA (2) $ 148,600 $ 100,167 $ 64,793 $ 248,767 $ 95,230
Total Fleets at beginning of period (3) 21.0 19.0 12.0 19.0 10.0
Total Fleets at end of period (3) 22.0 21.0 16.0 22.0 16.0
Average Active Fleets (4) 21.3 19.9 14.5 20.4 13.1
Annualized Adjusted EBITDA per Average Active Fleet (5) $ 27,983 $ 20,414 $ 17,923 $ 24,591 $ 14,659
(1)   Net income attributable to Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. stockholders per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and six months ended June 30, 2018 does not include net income attributable to our predecessor, prior to corporate reorganization.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measures. See the tables entitled "Reconciliation and Calculation of Non-GAAP Financial and Operational Measures" below.
(3) Total Fleets represents the number of deployed and active fleets as of the designated date.
(4) Average Active Fleets is calculated as the daily average of the number of active fleets for the period presented.
(5) Annualized Adjusted EBITDA per Average Active Fleet is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the respective quarter or six month period annualized, divided by the Average Active Fleets, as defined above.
 
 
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.
Condensed Consolidated and Combined Balance Sheets
(unaudited, amounts in thousands)
    June 30,     December 31,
2018 2017
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 83,331 $ 16,321
Accounts receivable and unbilled revenue 343,850 258,788
Inventories 62,374 55,524
Prepaids and other current assets 29,237   21,396
Total current assets 518,792   352,029
Property and equipment, net 561,014 494,776
Other assets 11,751   5,298
Total assets $ 1,091,557   $ 852,103
Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 93,288 $ 66,846
Accrued liabilities 112,034 153,648
Current portion of long-term debt, net of discount 375   11
Total current liabilities 205,697 220,505
Long-term debt, net of discount 106,830 196,346
Deferred tax liability 37,243
Payable pursuant to tax receivable agreement 2,291  
Total liabilities 352,061   416,851
 
Redeemable common units 42,486
Member equity 392,766
Stockholders' equity:
Common Stock 1,182
Additional paid in capital 349,488
Retained earnings 73,270  
Total stockholders' equity 423,940
Noncontrolling interest 315,556  
Total Equity 739,496   392,766
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,091,557   $ 852,103
 
 
Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.
Reconciliation and Calculation of Non-GAAP Financial and Operational Measures
(unaudited, amounts in thousands)
 
Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,     March 31,     June 30, June 30,
2018 2018 2017 2018   2017
Net income $ 94,741 $ 53,987 $ 39,035 $ 148,728 $ 47,157
Depreciation and amortization 30,606 28,016 17,521 58,622 31,667
Interest expense 3,540 6,494 2,511 10,034 3,963
Income tax expense 15,930   8,079     24,009    
EBITDA $ 144,817 $ 96,576 $ 59,067 $ 241,393 $ 82,787
Fleet start-up costs 3,298 3,309 4,277 6,607 8,889
Asset acquisition costs 1,188 2,542
Loss (gain) on disposal of assets 485 80 10 565 (33 )
Advisory services fees   202   251   202   1,045  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 148,600   $ 100,167   $ 64,793   $ 248,767   $ 95,230  
 
 
Calculation of Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed
    Twelve Months Ended
June 30, 2018
2018     2017
Net income $ 270,072
Add back: Income tax expense 24,009  
Pre-tax net income $ 294,081
Capital Employed
Total debt, net of discount $ 107,205 $ 153,969
Redeemable common units 101,967
Total equity 739,496   274,636
Total Capital Employed $ 846,701   $ 530,572
 
Average Capital Employed (1) $ 688,637
Pre-Tax Return on Capital Employed (2) 43 %
(1)   Average Capital Employed is the simple average of Total Capital Employed as of June 30, 2018 and 2017.
(2) Pre-tax Return on Capital Employed is the ratio of pre-tax net income for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 to Average Capital Employed.
 

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.
Michael Stock, 303-515-2851
Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]


Source: Business Wire (August 1, 2018 - 5:07 PM EDT)

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