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NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Second Quarter Results

  • Total revenue of $39.8 million, an 8% year-over-year decrease
  • U.S. revenue of $26.7 million, a 3% year-over-year decrease; U.S. product revenues of $21.1 million, a 29% year-over-year increase
  • Net loss of $(22.3) million and adjusted net loss of $(5.2) million
  • Loss per diluted share of $(0.48) and adjusted loss per diluted share of $(0.11)
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(1.0) million and a (3%) Adjusted EBITDA margin
  • Total liquidity of $71.2 million; $12.2 million in cash on hand and $59.0 million of potential revolver availability

HOUSTON, Aug. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCSM) (the “Company,” “NCS,” “we” or “us”), a leading provider of highly engineered products and support services that facilitate the optimization of oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies, today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Financial Review

Revenues were $39.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, which was a decrease of 8% compared to the second quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily attributable to lower volumes of fracturing systems product sales and services in the U.S. and Canada, and lower tracer diagnostics revenue in the United States. The decrease was partially offset by increased sales of our well construction and Repeat Precision, LLC (“Repeat Precision”) products. Total revenues decreased by 25% as compared to the first quarter of 2019 with decreases of 54% in Canada and 39% outside of North America partially offset by an increase of 6% in the United States.

Gross profit, which we define as total revenues less total cost of sales exclusive of depreciation and amortization, was $16.7 million, or 42% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease compared to $23.5 million, or 54% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2018. Cost of sales was a higher percentage of revenues due to reduced fixed cost utilization related to lower sales volumes for fracturing systems product sales and services, especially in the U.S. and Canada, higher-than-anticipated use of third-party machining capacity, reductions in the pricing of our products and services, and higher cost of sales in tracer diagnostics, related to field service staffing levels and increased chemical costs associated with tariffs imposed on certain imports from China in September 2018. These increases were partially offset by increased sales of well construction and Repeat Precision products, which enabled better utilization of fixed costs.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased in the second quarter as compared to the prior year due to increases in personnel, higher professional services expenses, including litigation expenses and support for our new enterprise resource planning system, higher share-based compensation expense and an increase in bad debt expense, partially offset by a reduction in accrued bonus expense and other professional services.

During the second quarter of 2019, we performed an impairment test for goodwill and determined that the carrying value of one of our reporting units exceeded its fair value. We recorded an impairment charge of $7.9 million for our tracer diagnostic services reporting unit as a result of a further deterioration in customer activity levels in North America. This resulted in lower demand for oilfield services driving a decrease in our market share and increased customer and competitor-driven pricing pressures in addition to a decline in the quoted price of our common stock. Following the impairment, our tracer diagnostic services reporting unit has no remaining goodwill balance. There was no indication an impairment may have occurred in any other reporting unit.

Net loss was $(22.3) million, or $(0.48) per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, which included a net impact of $8.2 million (after tax effect of $17.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share) related to an impairment charge and realized and unrealized foreign currency gains and losses. The income tax adjustment was significantly affected by the income tax valuation allowance recorded to reduce the carrying value of our U.S. deferred tax asset and the tax effect of a non-deductible goodwill impairment. Adjusted net loss, which excludes these items, was $(5.2) million, or $(0.11) per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. This compares to a net loss of $(4.1) million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2018, which included a net expense of $0.1 million ($0.1 million after tax, or $0.00 per diluted share) related to the change in fair value of contingent consideration and realized and unrealized foreign currency gains and losses. Adjusted net loss, which excludes these items, was $(4.0) million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA was $(1.0) million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, a decrease of $(6.4) million as compared to the second quarter of 2018. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter was (3%), as compared to 12% for the second quarter of 2018.

Capital Expenditures and Liquidity

The Company incurred capital expenditures of $1.3 million, net, for the second quarter of 2019 and $4.1 million, net, for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

As of June 30, 2019, the Company had $12.2 million in cash, total potential availability under its revolving credit facility of $59.0 million and $19.5 million in total debt. During the second quarter, the Company reduced its total debt by $6.5 million, including a $4.0 million reduction in its revolving credit facility balance.

Cost Reduction Initiatives

The Company is implementing cost reduction initiatives in response to continuing decreases in current and expected customer activity levels in North America. In July 2019, we reduced our employee workforce by approximately six percent. In connection with the workforce reduction, we expect to incur one-time severance costs between $0.6 million to $0.7 million, which will be reflected in our consolidated statements of operations under SG&A in the third quarter.

Review and Outlook

NCS’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Nipper, commented, “We continue to face a challenging market environment in our primary operating areas in the U.S. and Canada. We were able to deliver total revenue in the quarter that met the high end of the $35 - $40 million range that we guided for this quarter on our last earnings call, primarily due to continued market share gains in Canada and strong performance in our Repeat Precision joint venture.

We experienced meaningful pressure on our gross margin during the quarter, reflecting continued customer and competitor driven pricing pressure, the underutilization of fixed field service personnel and other costs during a seasonally slower quarter, higher-than-anticipated use of third-party machining capacity, and expenses incurred in advance of specific customer opportunities that we expect to contribute to revenue in the second half of the year. In addition, our SG&A costs in the second quarter were approximately in line with the first quarter, but higher than the second quarter of 2018.

We continue to expect that capital spending, drilling and completions activity for our U.S. customers will be lower than last year, and that activity will continue to decline from current levels in the second half of the year. Customer activity in Canada continues to be materially lower on a year-over year basis, with the average rig count lower by 32% on a year-to-date basis through the end of July. We believe that operating activity in Canada is likely to remain significantly below historical averages until additional oil and natural gas pipeline capacity is placed into service.

In response to these challenging market conditions, which we expect to persist into the foreseeable future, we are implementing cost reduction initiatives, and in July reduced our headcount by approximately 6% and implemented salary reductions for certain executives. We believe that these actions will result in an immediate pre-tax annualized cost reduction of approximately $5.0 million, which will primarily be reflected in SG&A. We will continue to evaluate other opportunities to further reduce our spending, which we expect to implement in the coming quarters. As part of the reduction in workforce, we have also made changes to our reporting structure, which we believe will position us to be more responsive to changes in the market environment and accelerate new product development.

I’m very proud of my co-workers at NCS who continue to deliver exemplary operational performance and customer service and who contributed to our highlights during the quarter, including:

  • Our seventh straight quarter of sequential revenue growth in product sales in the U.S.;
  • Strong performance at Repeat Precision, including further market penetration of our Purple Seal Express integrated frac plug and setting tool system and initial sales of our RP 10 and RP 20 single-use, disposable setting tools;
  • Additional market share gains in Canada, evidenced by our revenue performance with a year-over-year revenue decline of 17%, outperforming a comparable rig count decline of 24%; and
  • Zero recordable incidents through the first half of 2019, highlighting our commitment to safety.

We are executing on the key components of our strategy, which includes leveraging the full suite of our product and service offering across our geographic markets, commercializing new technologies that help our customers save money and operate more efficiently and making disciplined investments that will enable us to leverage our capital-light business model to generate free cash flow, enhance our balance sheet and improve financial returns.

At the same time, we are focused on controlling the items that we can manage, including the cost reduction initiatives and our capital spending, which we now expect to be between $7.0 to $10.0 million in 2019, the midpoint of which is $2.5 million below the range we guided to at the beginning of the year and approximately 45% below our capital spending in 2018.

We are focused on providing our customers with the products and services that will enable them to succeed, which will in turn allow us to generate value for our shareholders. Taking actions like those we did in July are never easy, and I want to thank all of my co-workers at NCS and Repeat Precision – in my view the best team in our industry – for their incredible efforts and support of our strategy.”

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share and Free Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures. For an explanation of these measures and a reconciliation, refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2019 results on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time). To join the conference call from within the United States, participants may dial (844) 400-1696. To join the conference call from outside of the United States, participants may dial (703) 736-7385. The conference access code is 8896511. Participants are encouraged to log in to the webcast or dial in to the conference call approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To listen via live webcast, please visit the Investors section of the Company’s website, http://www.ncsmultistage.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days. It can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 within the United States or (404) 537-3406 outside of the United States. The conference call replay access code is 8896511. The replay will also be available in the Investors section of the Company’s website shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days.

About NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of highly engineered products and support services that facilitate the optimization of oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies. NCS provides products and services to exploration and production companies for use in horizontal wells in unconventional oil and natural gas formations throughout North America and in selected international markets, including Argentina, China, Russia, and the North Sea. NCS’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “NCSM.” Additional information is available on the website, www.ncsmultistage.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects” and similar references to future periods, or by the inclusion of forecasts or projections. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding the outlook for our future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the following: declines in the level of oil and natural gas exploration and production activity within Canada and the United States; oil and natural gas price fluctuations; loss of significant customers; inability to successfully implement our strategy of increasing sales of products and services into the United States; significant competition for our products and services; our inability to accurately predict customer demand; impairment in the carrying value of long-lived assets and goodwill; our inability to successfully develop and implement new technologies, products and services; our inability to protect and maintain critical intellectual property assets; currency exchange rate fluctuations; losses and liabilities from uninsured or underinsured business activities; our failure to identify and consummate potential acquisitions; our inability to integrate or realize the expected benefits from acquisitions; impact of severe weather conditions; restrictions on the availability of our customers to obtain water essential to the drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes; our inability to meet regulatory requirements for use of certain chemicals by our tracer diagnostics business; change in trade policy, including the impact of additional tariffs; changes in legislation or regulation governing the oil and natural gas industry, including restrictions on emissions of greenhouse gases; failure to comply with or changes to federal, state and local and non-U.S. laws and other regulations, including environmental regulations and the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; loss of our information and computer systems; system interruptions or failures, including cyber-security breaches, identity theft or other disruptions that could compromise our information; our failure to establish and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; complications with the design and implementation of our new enterprise resource planning system; our success in attracting and retaining qualified employees and key personnel; our inability to satisfy technical requirements and other specifications under contracts and contract tenders and other factors discussed or referenced in our filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Contact

Ryan Hummer
Chief Financial Officer
(281) 453-2222
[email protected] 

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
Revenues           
Product sales$ 29,945  $ 27,773  $ 67,177  $ 77,881 
Services  9,823    15,625    25,441    36,203 
Total revenues  39,768    43,398    92,618    114,084 
Cost of sales           
Cost of product sales, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense shown below  16,490    12,622    33,236    37,325 
Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense shown below  6,591    7,290    16,608    16,179 
Total cost of sales, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense shown below  23,081    19,912    49,844    53,504 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  22,893    22,125    45,919    43,152 
Depreciation  1,495    1,156    2,921    2,255 
Amortization  1,137    3,283    2,298    6,604 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration  —    213    37    (1,140)
Impairment  7,919    —    7,919    — 
(Loss) income from operations  (16,757)   (3,291)   (16,320)   9,709 
Other income (expense)           
Interest expense, net  (556)   (608)   (1,073)   (1,065)
Other income (expense), net  17    (44)   90    40 
Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain  (250)   106    (547)   289 
Total other expense  (789)   (546)   (1,530)   (736)
(Loss) income before income tax  (17,546)   (3,837)   (17,850)   8,973 
Income tax expense (benefit)  2,022    (1,019)   11,596    (74)
Net (loss) income  (19,568)   (2,818)   (29,446)   9,047 
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest  2,733    1,235    4,821    2,122 
Net (loss) income attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.$ (22,301) $ (4,053) $ (34,267) $ 6,925 
(Loss) earnings per common share           
Basic (loss) earnings per common share attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.$ (0.48) $ (0.09) $ (0.74) $ 0.15 
Diluted (loss) earnings per common share attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.$ (0.48) $ (0.09) $ (0.74) $ 0.15 
Weighted average common shares outstanding           
Basic  46,766    44,778    46,380    44,517 
Diluted  46,766    44,778    46,380    47,186 
                

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

 June 30, December 31,
 2019 2018
Assets     
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents$12,175  $25,131 
Accounts receivable—trade, net of allowances of $709 and $311 at 2019 and 2018, respectively 42,366   49,984 
Inventories 37,964   32,753 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,274   2,037 
Other current receivables 3,379   4,685 
Total current assets 98,158   114,590 
Noncurrent assets     
Property and equipment, net 34,407   32,296 
Goodwill 15,222   23,112 
Identifiable intangibles, net 47,491   48,985 
Deposits and other assets 8,624   1,392 
Deferred income taxes, net    9,326 
Total noncurrent assets 105,744   115,111 
Total assets$203,902  $229,701 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     
Current liabilities     
Accounts payable—trade$11,933  $7,167 
Accrued expenses 3,383   4,084 
Income taxes payable 403   184 
Current contingent consideration    9,963 
Other current liabilities 4,285   1,991 
Current maturities of long-term debt 1,646   2,236 
Total current liabilities 21,650   25,625 
Noncurrent liabilities     
Long-term debt, less current maturities 17,869   23,455 
Other long-term liabilities 5,312   1,258 
Deferred income taxes, net 3,214   3,132 
Total noncurrent liabilities 26,395   27,845 
Total liabilities 48,045   53,470 
Commitments and contingencies     
Stockholders’ equity     
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and one share issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018     
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 225,000,000 shares authorized, 46,752,755 shares issued and 46,669,918 shares outstanding at June 30, 2019 and 45,100,771 shares issued and 45,072,463 shares outstanding at December 31, 2018 468   451 
Additional paid-in capital 418,365   411,423 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (81,008)  (84,030)
Retained deficit (200,473)  (166,206)
Treasury stock, at cost; 82,837 shares at June 30, 2019 and 28,308 shares at December 31, 2018 (646)  (337)
Total stockholders’ equity 136,706   161,301 
Non-controlling interest 19,151   14,930 
Total equity 155,857   176,231 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$203,902  $229,701 
        

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities       
Net (loss) income$(29,446) $9,047 
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:     
Depreciation and amortization 5,219   8,859 
Impairment 7,919    
Amortization of deferred loan cost 161   168 
Share-based compensation 6,526   5,332 
Provision for inventory obsolescence (51)  858 
Deferred income tax expense (benefit) 9,278   (2,185)
Gain on sale of property and equipment (19)  (16)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration 37   (1,140)
Provision for doubtful accounts 1,462    
Payment of contingent consideration (3,042)   
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:     
Accounts receivable—trade 6,664   6,753 
Inventories (4,629)  391 
Prepaid expenses and other assets 243   (2,066)
Accounts payable—trade 5,344   1,587 
Accrued expenses (749)  (1,284)
Other liabilities (1,165)  284 
Income taxes receivable/payable 2,320   (19,093)
Net cash provided by operating activities 6,072   7,495 
Cash flows from investing activities     
Purchases of property and equipment (4,080)  (3,068)
Purchase and development of software and technology (297)  (714)
Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 249   232 
Net cash used in investing activities (4,128)  (3,550)
Cash flows from financing activities     
Equipment note borrowings 835    
Payments on equipment note and finance leases (4,130)  (846)
Promissory note borrowings    4,884 
Payments on promissory note    (7,749)
Payments on revolver (4,000)   
Payment of contingent consideration (6,958)   
Proceeds from the exercise of options for common stock    802 
Treasury shares withheld (309)   
Distribution to noncontrolling interest (600)   
Proceeds from the issuance of ESPP shares 677    
Payment of deferred loan cost related to senior secured credit facility (871)   
Net cash used in financing activities (15,356)  (2,909)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 456   (1,368)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (12,956)  (332)
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 25,131   33,809 
Cash and cash equivalents end of period$12,175  $33,477 
Supplemental cash flow information     
Cash paid for income taxes (net of refunds)$(68) $20,830 
        

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA is defined as net (loss) income before interest expense, net, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted to exclude certain items which we believe are not reflective of ongoing operating performance or which, in the case of an impairment and share-based compensation, are non-cash in nature. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues. Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation is defined as Adjusted EBITDA minus share-based compensation expense. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is defined as net (loss) income attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. adjusted to exclude certain items which we believe are not reflective of ongoing performance. Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share is defined as Adjusted Net (Loss) Income divided by our diluted weighted average common shares outstanding during the relevant period. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less purchases of property and equipment (inclusive of the purchase and development of software and technology) plus proceeds from sales of property and equipment, as presented in our consolidated statement of cash flows. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share are important measures that exclude costs that management believes do not reflect our ongoing operating performance and, in the case of Adjusted EBITDA, certain costs associated with our capital structure. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation presents our financial performance in a manner that is comparable to the presentation provided by many of our peers. We believe free cash flow is useful because it provides information to investors regarding the cash that was available in the period that was in excess of our needs to fund our capital expenditures and other investment needs. Accordingly, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share and Free Cash Flow are key metrics that management uses to assess the period-to-period performance of our core business operations. We believe that presenting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share enables investors to assess our performance from period to period using the same metrics utilized by management and that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share enable investors to evaluate our performance relative to other companies that are not subject to such factors.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share and Free Cash Flow (our “non-GAAP financial measures”) are not defined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), are not measures of net income, income from operations, cash provided by operating activities or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, and are subject to important limitations. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies in our industry and are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our financial performance as reported under GAAP and they should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), cash provided by operating activities or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as measures of our liquidity.

The tables below set forth reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measure of financial performance calculated under GAAP:

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

ADJUSTED NET (LOSS) INCOME AND ADJUSTED NET (LOSS) EARNINGS PER DILUTED SHARE

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018 June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018
  Effect on
Net Loss
 Impact on Diluted Loss Per Share Effect on
Net Loss
 Impact on Diluted Loss Per Share Effect on
Net Loss
 Impact on Diluted Loss Per Share Effect on
Net Income
 Impact on Diluted Earnings Per Share
Net (loss) income attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. $ (22,301) $ (0.48) $ (4,053) $ (0.09) $ (34,267) $ (0.74) $ 6,925  $ 0.15 
Adjustments                        
Impairment (a)   7,919    0.17    —    —    7,919    0.17    —    — 
Realized and unrealized losses (gains) (b)   245    0.01    (88)   —    542    0.01    (298)   (0.01)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (c)   —    —    213    —    37    —    (1,140)   (0.03)
Income tax impact from adjustments (d)   8,895    0.19    (29)   —    18,712    0.41    387    0.01 
Adjusted net (loss) income attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. $ (5,242) $ (0.11) $ (3,957) $ (0.09) $ (7,057) $ (0.15) $ 5,874  $ 0.12 
                                 

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  1. Represents non-cash impairment charge for goodwill as the fair value was lower than the carrying value.
  2. Represents realized and unrealized foreign currency translation gains and losses primarily due to movement in the foreign currency exchange rates between the periods.
  3. The change in 2019 represents the difference between the December 31, 2018 liability balance and the $10.0 million cash payment for the Repeat Precision earn-out consideration, which was paid to our joint venture partner on January 31, 2019. The change in 2018 was due to the revaluation of the earn-out obligations associated with our acquisitions.
  4. Represents the income tax adjustments including the valuation allowance recorded to reduce the carrying value of our U.S. deferred tax asset and the tax effect of a non-deductible goodwill impairment.

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

ADJUSTED EBITDA, ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN, AND ADJUSTED EBITDA LESS SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
Net (loss) income$ (19,568) $ (2,818) $ (29,446) $ 9,047 
Income tax expense (benefit)  2,022    (1,019)   11,596    (74)
Interest expense, net  556    608    1,073    1,065 
Depreciation  1,495    1,156    2,921    2,255 
Amortization  1,137    3,283    2,298    6,604 
EBITDA  (14,358)   1,210    (11,558)   18,897 
Impairment (a)  7,919    —    7,919    — 
Share-based compensation (b)  3,314    2,958    6,282    5,332 
Professional fees (c)  1,577    866    2,377    762 
Unrealized foreign currency loss (d)  176    6    250    1,657 
Realized foreign currency loss (gain) (e)  74    (112)   297    (1,946)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (f)  —    213    37    (1,140)
Other (g)  268    189    645    430 
Adjusted EBITDA$ (1,030) $ 5,330  $ 6,249  $ 23,992 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (3)%  12%  7%  21%
Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation$ (4,344) $ 2,372  $ (33) $ 18,660 
                

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  1. Represents non-cash impairment charge for goodwill as the fair value was lower than the carrying value.
  2. Represents non-cash compensation charges related to share-based compensation granted to our officers, employees and directors.
  3. Represents non-capitalizable costs of professional services incurred in connection with our financings, legal proceedings and the evaluation of potential acquisitions.
  4. Represents unrealized foreign currency translation gains and losses primarily due to movement in the foreign currency exchange rates between the periods.
  5. Represents realized foreign currency translation gains and losses due to movement in the foreign currency exchange rates between the periods.
  6. The change in 2019 represents the difference between the December 31, 2018 liability balance and the $10.0 million cash payment for the Repeat Precision earn-out consideration, which was paid to our joint venture partner on January 31, 2019. The change in 2018 was due to the revaluation of the earn-out obligations associated with our acquisitions.
  7. Represents the impact of a research and development subsidy that is included in income tax expense (benefit) in accordance with GAAP along with other charges and credits.

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA
(In thousands)
 (Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2018
United States           
Product sales$ 21,069 $ 16,309 $ 40,633 $ 29,886
Services  5,674   11,396   11,455   19,819
Total United States  26,743   27,705   52,088   49,705
Canada           
Product sales  8,801   10,740   25,422   46,438
Services  2,705   3,132   11,080   14,609
Total Canada  11,506   13,872   36,502   61,047
Other Countries           
Product sales  75   724   1,122   1,557
Services  1,444   1,097   2,906   1,775
Total Other Countries  1,519   1,821   4,028   3,332
Total           
Product sales  29,945   27,773   67,177   77,881
Services  9,823   15,625   25,441   36,203
Total$ 39,768 $ 43,398 $ 92,618 $ 114,084
            

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Source: GlobeNewswire (August 5, 2019 - 4:15 PM EDT)

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