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Total Energy Services Inc. Announces Q3 2016 Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2016) - Total Energy Services Inc. (TSX:TOT) ("Total Energy" or the "Company") announces its consolidated financial results for the three and nine months ending September 30, 2016.

Financial Highlights
($000's except per share data)

     
  Three Months Ended September 30 Nine Months Ended September 30
  (unaudited) (unaudited)
  2016 2015 % Change 2016 2015 % Change
Revenue $ 46,536 $ 66,713 (30%) $ 140,385 $ 231,111 (39%)
Operating Income (Loss) (3,012) 2,456 (223%) (10,814) 20,186 (154%)
EBITDA (1) 4,816 11,137 (57%) 10,487 46,288 (77%)
Cashflow (2) 6,076 (580) 1,148% 12,890 13,402 (4%)
Net Income (Loss) (1,912) 1,570 (222%) (8,247) 11,674 (171%)
             
Per Share Data (Diluted)            
EBITDA (1) $0.16 $0.36 (56%) $0.34 $1.49 (77%)
Cashflow (2) $0.20 $(0.02) 1,100% $0.42 $0.43 (2%)
Net Earnings $(0.06) $0.05 (220%) $(0.27) $0.38 (171%)
             
       
  September 30 Dec. 31  
  2016
(unaudited)
2015
(audited)
% Change
Financial Position      
Total Assets $ 507,711 $ 532,379 (5%)
Long-Term Debt and Obligations Under Finance Leases (excluding current portion) 46,719 49,185 (5%)
Working Capital (3) 80,094 90,314 (11%)
Net Debt (4) nil nil -
Shareholders' Equity 369,857 383,335 (4%)
       
Shares Outstanding (000's)      
Basic and Diluted 30,940 30,997 -
       

Notes 1 through 4 please refer to the Notes to the Financial Highlights set forth at the end of this release.

Total Energy's results for the three months ended September 30, 2016 reflect continued challenging industry conditions. Price competition remained fierce during the quarter, particularly within the Contract Drilling Services segment where spot market pricing continued to deteriorate substantially compared to the third quarter of 2015. Ongoing efforts to manage costs began to positively impact the Company's financial results, with consolidated gross margin for the third quarter of 2016 improving to 22% of revenue compared to 18% for the first half of 2016.  

Total Energy's Contract Drilling Services segment achieved 14% utilization during the third quarter of 2016, recording 230 operating days (spud to rig release), compared to 291 operating days, or 18% utilization, during the third quarter of 2015. Revenue per operating day decreased 14% for the third quarter of 2016 relative to the prior year comparable period due to reduced pricing. During the third quarter of 2016 the Company changed its estimate of depreciation for drilling rigs and related equipment by establishing a minimum depreciation charge and reducing residual values to zero. As a result of this change in estimate, there was an increase in depreciation expense of $0.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

The Rentals and Transportation Services segment achieved a utilization rate on major rental equipment of 15% during the third quarter of 2016 as compared to 22% during the third quarter of 2015. Segment revenue per utilized rental piece decreased 2% for the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 due to lower pricing. This segment exited the third quarter of 2016 with approximately 10,000 pieces of major rental equipment and 112 heavy trucks as compared to 10,000 rental pieces and 120 heavy trucks at September 30, 2015.

Revenue in the Compression and Process Services segment decreased 29% to $32.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to $46.3 million for the same period in 2015. This segment exited the third quarter of 2016 with a $62.0 million backlog of fabrication sales orders as compared to $51.1 million at September 30, 2015 and $35.9 million at June 30, 2016. At September 30, 2016, there was 39,200 horsepower in the compression rental fleet, of which approximately 11,400 horsepower was on rent as compared to 18,900 horsepower on rent at September 30, 2015. The gas compression rental fleet operated at an average utilization rate of 30% during the third quarter of 2016 as compared to 55% during the third quarter of 2015. 

During the third quarter, Total Energy declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share to shareholders of record on September 30, 2016. This dividend was paid on October 31, 2016. For Canadian income tax purposes, all dividends paid by Total Energy on its common shares are designated as "eligible dividends" unless otherwise indicated. During the third quarter of 2016, 35,000 common shares were purchased under the Company's normal course issuer bid at an average price of $12.71 per share (including commissions). Such shares were cancelled.

OUTLOOK

With a modest recovery in oil and natural gas prices over the course of 2016, industry sentiment has somewhat improved. However, North American drilling and completion activity remains low by historical measures and energy service industry overcapacity continues to weigh on pricing and, consequently, industry profitability. Total Energy remains selective in putting its equipment to work and continues to decline business opportunities where pricing expectations are not reasonable. When it does accept work, the Company is focused on differentiating itself by providing quality, well maintained equipment and exceptional service. 

Total Energy's 2016 capital expenditure budget was recently increased to $25.5 million, of which $15.0 million had been expended to September 30, 2016. Included in the remaining $10.5 million is $8.3 million for continued growth of the Company's Rental and Transportation Services segment in Canada and the United States. The remaining unspent capital budget relates primarily to growing the compression rental fleet, the expenditure of which is discretionary in nature.

Total Energy's financial condition remains very strong, with $80.1 million of positive working capital (including $13.6 million, or $0.44 per share, of cash and marketable securities) and no net debt as at September 30, 2016. The Company's only bank debt consists of a $47.4 million mortgage loan, which is secured by approximately 60% of the Company's real estate holdings (based on value). Total Energy's $65 million operating credit facility was undrawn at September 30, 2016 and remains undrawn. The Company's mortgage loan and operating credit facility require that it maintain a debt (less cash) to equity ratio below 2.5 to 1.0 and a current ratio of at least 1.3 to 1.0. As at September 30, 2016, Total Energy's debt to equity ratio was 0.11 to 1.0 and the current ratio was 3.8 to 1.0.

Subsequent to September 30, 2016, the Company renewed its $65 million revolving credit facility to February 17, 2019. Concurrent with such renewal, certain margin requirements were amended. In particular, investment grade accounts receivable margin eligibility was increased from 75% to 85% and the limit for margin eligibility of materials inventory was increased to $32.5 million from $30.0 million.

CONFERENCE CALL

At 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) on November 10, 2016 Total Energy will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss its third quarter financial results. Daniel Halyk, President & Chief Executive Officer, will host the conference call. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Total's website at www.totalenergy.ca by selecting "Webcasts". Persons wishing to participate in the conference call may do so by calling (866) 696-5910 or (416) 340-2217. Those who are unable to listen to the call live may listen to a recording of it on Total Energy's website. A recording of the conference call will also be available until November 17, 2016 by dialing (800) 408-3053 (passcode 2784319).

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Selected financial information relating to the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 is attached to this news release. This information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of Total Energy and the attached notes to the consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis to be issued in due course and reproduced in the Company's 2016 third quarter report.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

     
  September 30, December 31,
  2016 2015
  (unaudited) (audited)
Assets    
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,273 $ 8,875
  Accounts receivable   43,260   48,091
  Inventory   51,156   59,066
 Income taxes receivable   568   2,733
  Other assets   5,312   5,768
  Prepaid expenses and deposits   4,704   4,101
    113,273   128,634
         
Property, plant and equipment   383,315   392,622
Income taxes receivable   7,070   7,070
Goodwill   4,053   4,053
  $ 507,711 $ 532,379
         
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity        
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 23,395 $ 22,002
  Deferred revenue   4,548   10,556
  Dividends payable   1,856   1,860
  Current portion of obligations under finance leases   1,457   2,023
  Current portion of long term debt   1,923   1,879
    33,179   38,320
         
Long-term debt   45,452   46,900
         
Obligations under finance leases   1,267   2,285
         
Deferred tax liability   57,956   61,539
         
Shareholders' equity:        
  Share capital   88,712   88,875
  Contributed surplus   7,936   8,255
  Retained earnings   273,209   286,205
    369,857   383,335
         
  $ 507,711 $ 532,379
         

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 (in thousands of Canadian dollars except per share amounts)

     
  Three months ended
September 30
Nine months ended
September 30
  2016 2015 2016 2015
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
         
Revenue $ 46,536 $ 66,713 $ 140,385 $ 231,111
                 
  Cost of services   36,427   49,814   113,283   167,227
  Selling, general and administration   5,392   7,053   16,480   22,082
  Share-based compensation   67   409   1,077   860
  Depreciation   7,662   6,981   20,359   20,756
Operating income (loss)   (3,012)   2,456   (10,814)   20,186
                 
  Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   166   1,700   942   5,346
  Finance income   802   242   434   637
  Finance costs   (801)   (2,322)   (1,749)   (6,181)
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (2,845)   2,076   (11,187)   19,988
                 
  Current income tax expense   247   2,663   643   9,326
  Deferred income tax (recovery)   (1,180)   (2,157)   (3,583)   (1,012)
Total income tax (recovery) expense   (933)   506   (2,940)   8,314
                 
Net income (loss) and total comprehensive income (loss) for the period $ (1,912) $ 1,570 $ (8,247) $ 11,674
                 
Earnings (loss) per share                
  Basic earnings (loss) per share $ (0.06) $ 0.05 $ (0.27) $ 0.38
  Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ (0.06) $ 0.05 $ (0.27) $ 0.38
                 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)

     
  Three months ended
September 30
Nine months ended
September 30
  2016 2015 2016 2015
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
         
Cash provided by (used in):                
                 
Operations:                
  Net income (loss) for the period $ (1,912) $ 1,570 $ (8,247) $ 11,674
  Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:                
    Depreciation   7,662   6,981   20,359   20,756
    Share-based compensation   67   409   1,077   860
  Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   (166)   (1,700)   (942)   (5,346)
    Unrealized (gain) loss on other assets   (802)   1,878   (423)   2,438
    Finance costs   801   444   1,749   3,743
  Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currencies translation   22   (488)   735   (835)
    Current income tax expense   247   2,663   643   9,326
    Deferred income tax (recovery)   (1,180)   (2,157)   (3,583)   (1,012)
  Income taxes recovered (paid)   1,337   (10,180)   1,522   (28,202)
Cashflow   6,076   (580)   12,890   13,402
  Changes in non-cash working capital items:                
    Accounts receivable   (6,223)   5,420   4,198   48,442
    Inventory   (387)   (705)   7,910   (6,250)
    Prepaid expenses and deposits   (1,472)   (357)   (603)   1,779
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   5,223   (4,197)   3,002   (25,877)
    Deferred revenue   (1,255)   (1,541)   (6,008)   2,838
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities   1,962   (1,960)   21,389   34,334
Investing:                
  Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (1,380)   (7,518)   (6,262)   (16,631)
  Acquisitions   -   -   (8,689)   (1,231)
  Proceeds on sale of other assets   373   138   439   138
  Purchase of other assets   -   (845)   -   (6,117)
  Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment   788   8,849   5,009   30,973
  Changes in non-cash working capital items   768   282   (1,360)   (8,700)
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities   549   906   (10,863)   (1,568)
Financing:                
  Advances under long-term debt   -   -   -   50,000
  Repayment of long-term debt   (717)   (457)   (1,717)   (760)
  Repayment of obligations under finance leases   (524)   (771)   (1,790)   (2,362)
  Repayment of convertible debentures   -   -   -   (69,000)
  Dividends to shareholders   (1,860)   (1,860)   (5,579)   (5,580)
  Repurchase of common shares   (445)   (39)   (733)   (108)
  Interest paid   (361)   (444)   (1,309)   (3,307)
Cash used in financing activities   (3,907)   (3,571)   (11,128)   (31,117)
                 
Change in cash and cash equivalents   (1,396)   (4,625)   (602)   1,649
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   9,669   14,019   8,875   7,745
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   8,273   9,394   8,273   9,394
                 

SEGMENTED INFORMATION

The Company operates in three main industry segments, which are substantially in one geographic segment. These segments are Contract Drilling Services, which includes the contracting of drilling equipment and the provision of labour required to operate the equipment, Rentals and Transportation Services, which includes the rental and transportation of equipment used in drilling, completion and production operations and Compression and Process Services, which includes the fabrication, sale, rental and servicing of natural gas compression and oil and natural gas process equipment.

As at and for the three months ended September 30, 2016 (unaudited)

           
  Contract Rentals and Compression Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process    
  Services Services Services (1)  
           
Revenue $ 3,151 $ 10,611 $ 32,774 $ - $ 46,536
                     
Cost of services   2,195   6,836   27,396   -   36,427
Selling, general and administration   441   2,594   1,579   778   5,392
Share-based compensation   -   -   -   67   67
Depreciation   1,691   4,133   1,818   20   7,662
Operating income (loss)   (1,176)   (2,952)   1,981   (865)   (3,012)
                     
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   37   74   55   -   166
Finance income   -   -   -   802   802
Finance costs   (90)   (181)   (101)   (429)   (801)
                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (1,229)   (3,059)   1,935   (492)   (2,845)
                     
Goodwill   -   2,514   1,539   -   4,053
                     
Total assets   111,811   225,436   157,328   13,136   507,711
Total liabilities   21,753   37,879   29,752   48,470   137,854
                     
Capital expenditures $ 852 $ 454 $ 74 $ - $ 1,380
                     

As at and for the three months ended September 30, 2015 (unaudited)

           
  Contract Rentals and Compression Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process    
  Services Services Services (1)  
           
Revenue $ 4,598 $ 15,861 $ 46,254 $ - $ 66,713
                     
Cost of services   2,860   8,471   38,483   -   49,814
Selling, general and administration   520   3,240   2,014   1,279   7,053
Share-based compensation   -   -   -   409   409
Depreciation   835   4,096   2,031   19   6,981
Operating income (loss)   383   54   3,726   (1,707)   2,456
                     
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   6   69   1,617   8   1,700
Finance income   -   -   -   242   242
Finance costs   (95)   (206)   (110)   (1,911)   (2,322)
                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   294   (83)   5,233   (3,368)   2,076
                     
Goodwill   -   2,514   1,539   -   4,053
                     
Total assets   114,230   238,322   175,456   10,171   538,179
Total liabilities   18,605   43,847   35,139   52,889   150,480
                     
Capital expenditures $ 239 $ 6,841 $ 433 $ 5 $ 7,518
                     

As at and for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 (unaudited)

           
  Contract Rentals and Compression Corporate  
  Drilling Transportation and Process    
  Services Services Services (1) Total
           
Revenue $ 7,013 $ 27,846 $ 105,526 $ - $ 140,385
                     
Cost of services   4,751   18,521   90,011   -   113,283
Selling, general and administration   1,349   8,007   4,866   2,258   16,480
Share-based compensation   -   -   -   1,077   1,077
Depreciation   2,424   12,326   5,549   60   20,359
Operating income (loss)   (1,511)   (11,008)   5,100   (3,395)   (10,814)
                     
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   47   254   641   -   942
Finance income               434   434
Finance costs   (272)   (556)   (321)   (600)   (1,749)
                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (1,736)   (11,310)   5,420   (3,561)   (11,187)
                     
Goodwill   -   2,514   1,539   -   4,053
                     
Total assets   111,811   225,436   157,328   13,136   507,711
Total liabilities   21,753   37,879   29,752   48,470   137,854
                     
Capital expenditures(2) $ 1,097 $ 12,495 $ 1,355 $ 4 $ 14,951
                     

As at and for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 (unaudited)

           
  Contract Rentals and Compression Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process    
  Services Services Services (1)  
           
Revenue $ 11,953 $ 59,285 $ 159,873 $ - $ 231,111
                     
Cost of services   7,133   31,651   128,443   -   167,227
Selling, general and administration   1,531   10,381   6,780   3,390   22,082
Share-based compensation   -   -   -   860   860
Depreciation   1,926   12,433   6,348   49   20,756
Operating income (loss)   1,363   4,820   18,302   (4,299)   20,186
                     
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   39   323   4,970   14   5,346
Finance income   -   -   -   637   637
Finance costs   (472)   (1,005)   (652)   (4,052)   (6,181)
                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   930   4,138   22,620   (7,700)   19,988
                     
Goodwill   -   2,514   1,539   -   4,053
                     
Total assets   114,230   238,322   175,456   10,171   538,179
Total liabilities   18,605   43,847   35,139   52,889   150,480
                     
Capital expenditures (3) $ 660 $ 12,779 $ 4,398 $ 25 $ 17,862
                     
  1. Corporate includes the Company's corporate activities, accretion of convertible debentures in 2015 and obligations pursuant to long-term credit facilities.
  2. Includes acquisitions of assets in January and May of 2016 described in note 4 to Q3 2016 Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements.
  3. Includes January 2015 acquisition of a business described in note 5 to 2015 audited Financial Statements.

Total Energy Services Inc. is a growth oriented energy services corporation involved in contract drilling services, rentals and transportation services and the fabrication, sale, rental and servicing of natural gas compression and oil and natural gas process equipment. The common shares of Total Energy are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol TOT. 

Notes to Financial Highlights

  1. EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is equal to net income before income taxes plus finance costs plus depreciation minus finance income. EBITDA is not a recognized measure under IFRS. Management believes that in addition to net income, EBITDA is useful supplemental measure as it provides 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 without consideration of the timing of the monetization of non-cash working capital items. Readers should be cautioned, however, that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of Total Energy's performance. Total Energy's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from other organizations and, accordingly, EBITDA may not be comparable to measures used by other organizations.
  1. Cashflow for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 is net of $12.7 million of income taxes paid during the period that relates to 2014 taxable income as a result of the Company not having been required to make income tax installment payments during 2014 and $6.9 million paid as a result of a Canadian federal income tax reassessment that has subsequently been appealed by the Company.
  1. Working capital equals current assets minus current liabilities.
  1. Net Debt equals long-term debt plus obligations under finance leases plus current liabilities minus current assets.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements which may contain words such as "could", "should", "expect", "believe", "will" and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Total Energy to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include fluctuations in the market for oil and natural gas and related products and services, political and economic conditions, the demand for products and services provided by Total Energy, Total Energy's ability to attract and retain key personnel and other factors. Reference should be made to Total Energy's most recently filed Annual Information Form and other public disclosures (available at www.sedar.com) for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

The TSX has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

Daniel Halyk
President & Chief Executive Officer
(403) 216-3921

Yuliya Gorbach
Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(403) 216-3920
[email protected]
www.totalenergy.ca


Source: Marketwired (November 9, 2016 - 5:00 PM EST)

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