Total Energy Services Inc.

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Total Energy Services Inc.

May 12, 2014 11:22 ET

Total Energy Services Inc. Announces Q1 2014 Results and Capital Budget Increase

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Total Energy Services Inc. ("Total Energy" or the "Company") (TSX:TOT) announces its consolidated financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2014.

Financial Highlights
($000's except per share data)
Three Months Ended March 31
(unaudited)
2014 2013 % Change
Revenue $ 115,113 $102,911 12 %
Operating Earnings (1) 25,660 23,478 9 %
EBITDA (1) 35,679 31,577 13 %
Cashflow (1) (5) 34,023 12,354 175 %
Net Income 21,028 17,391 21 %
Per Share Data (Diluted) (2)
EBITDA (1) $ 1.02 $ 0.92 11 %
Cashflow (1) (5) 0.98 $ 0.36 172 %
Net Earnings 0.63 $ 0.54 17 %
Mar. 31 Dec. 31
2014
(unaudited
) 2013
(audited
) % Change
Financial Position
Total Assets $ 550,334 $ 518,782 6 %
Long-Term Debt, Convertible Debentures and Obligations Under Finance Leases (excluding current portion) 67,982 67,221 1 %
Working Capital (3) 92,571 69,651 33 %
Net Debt (4) Nil Nil n/m
Shareholders' Equity 360,934 340,612 6 %
Shares Outstanding (000's)
Basic 31,275 31,176 nil
Diluted (2) 34,811 34,838 nil

Notes 1 through 5 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 March 31, 2014 reflect increased drilling activity in Western Canada and continued growth in the Company's Compression and Process Services division.

Total Energy's Contract Drilling Services division achieved 70% utilization during the first quarter of 2014, recording 1,015 operating days (spud to release), compared to 908 operating days, or 63% utilization, during the first quarter of 2013 with a fleet of 16 rigs during both periods. Revenue per operating day increased 4% for the first quarter of 2014 relative to the prior year comparable period due primarily to higher average pricing. The Rentals and Transportation Services division achieved a utilization rate on major rental equipment of 51% during the first quarter of 2014 as compared to a 50% utilization rate during the first quarter of 2013. This division exited the first quarter of 2014 with 9,900 pieces of rental equipment and 109 heavy trucks as compared to 9,900 rental pieces and 106 heavy trucks at March 31, 2013. The Compression and Process Services division generated revenues of $54.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to $45.1 million for the same period in 2013, an increase of 21%. This division exited the first quarter of 2014 with a $49.0 million backlog of fabrication sales orders as compared to $49.2 million at March 31, 2013. During the first quarter of 2014 approximately 10,500 horsepower of rental compression was sold upon the exercise of purchase options. As at March 31, 2014 there was 51,400 horsepower of compression equipment on rent as compared to 30,000 horsepower on rent at March 31, 2013. The gas compression rental fleet operated at an average utilization rate of 91% for the first quarter of 2014 as compared to 86% during the first quarter of 2013.

Cashflow was $34.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $12.4 million for the comparable period in 2013. This significant increase in cashflow was due primarily to the fact that $15.3 million of income taxes paid in the first quarter of 2013 related to 2012 taxable income.

During the first quarter, Total Energy declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per share to shareholders of record on March 27, 2014. This dividend was paid on April 30, 2014. 35,400 common shares were purchased under the Company's normal course issuer bid during the first three months of 2014 at an average price of $20.12 per share (including commissions).

Outlook

Relatively strong drilling activity in Western Canada during the first quarter was underpinned by continued strength of oil prices and substantially higher natural gas prices. Current expectations are that drilling activity levels will remain strong following spring break-up when road conditions improve and permit the transportation of heavy equipment. While completion activity started out somewhat sluggish in 2014, such activity picked up significantly in mid-February and continued through into April. Current indications are that summer completion activity will be higher than 2013, which is expected to positively impact the Company's Rentals and Transportation Services division which has suffered over the past several quarters due to unfavorable market conditions arising from lower well completion and service rig activity. The Company's Compression and Process Services division continues to see strong demand for its products and services.

Total Energy's financial condition remains solid with a long-term debt (including convertible debentures) to long-term debt plus equity ratio of 0.16 to 1.0, $92.6 million of positive working capital and no net debt as at March 31, 2014. Total Energy's $35 million operating facility is currently fully available and undrawn.

Total Energy's 2014 capital expenditure budget is currently $54.0 million, including $22.8 million of carry forward from 2013, of which $21.1 million has been expended to March 31, 2014. Included in capital expenditures are $1.2 million of capital leases related to light duty vehicles. Total Energy has increased its 2014 capital budget by $14.0 million to $68.0 million. Included in this increase is $9.5 million for the addition of approximately 185 pieces of rental equipment and $4.5 million for the construction of infrastructure to support the continued growth of the Compression and Process Services division's field services business in central and northwestern Alberta. Total Energy continues to evaluate numerous investment opportunities and the Company's balance sheet strength provides significant capacity and flexibility to pursue further growth opportunities that meet the Company's investment expectations.

Conference Call

At 2:30 p.m. MST today, Total Energy will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss its first quarter financial results. Daniel Halyk, President & Chief Executive Officer, will host the conference call. The call is open to Shareholders and all other interested persons. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Total's website at www.totalenergy.ca by selecting "Webcasts". Persons wishing to join the conference call live may do so by calling (800) 766-6630 or (416) 340-8530. 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 May 19, 2014 by dialing (800) 408-3053 (passcode 2307440).

Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Shareholders and other interested persons are invited to attend the annual meeting of Shareholders which will commence at 10:00 a.m. (Calgary time) on Thursday May 22, 2014 at the Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 - 5th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta.

Selected Financial Information

Selected financial information relating to the three month period ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 is attached to this news release. This information should be read in conjunction with the condensed unaudited interim 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 first quarter report.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
March 31, December 31,
2014 2013
(unaudited ) (audited )
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,398 $ 3,210
Accounts receivable 102,596 78,130
Inventory 39,597 38,858
Income taxes receivable 3,231 2,402
Prepaid expenses and deposits 4,573 5,921
154,395 128,521
Property, plant and equipment 384,038 382,347
Other assets 7,848 3,861
Goodwill 4,053 4,053
$ 550,334 $ 518,782
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 51,961 $ 46,224
Deferred revenue 5,603 8,710
Dividends payable 1,877 1,559
Current portion of obligations under finance leases 2,383 2,377
61,824 58,870
Obligations under finance leases 3,078 2,775
Convertible debentures 64,904 64,446
Deferred tax liability 59,594 52,079
Shareholders' equity:
Share capital 84,485 83,243
Contributed surplus 6,978 6,677
Equity portion of convertible debenture 4,601 4,601
Retained earnings 264,870 246,091
360,934 340,612
$ 550,334 $ 518,782
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(in thousands of Canadian dollars except per share amounts)
Three months ended
March 31
2014 2013
(unaudited ) (unaudited )
Revenue $ 115,113 $ 102,911
Cost of services 72,693 62,755
Selling, general and administration 8,448 8,377
Share-based compensation 690 1,133
Depreciation 7,622 7,168
Results from operating activities 25,660 23,478
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment 2,397 931
Finance income 1,159 142
Finance costs (1,502 ) (1,429 )
Net income before income taxes 27,714 23,122
Current income tax (recovery) expense (829 ) 2,604
Deferred income tax expense 7,515 3,127
Total income tax expense 6,686 5,731
Net income and total comprehensive income for the period $ 21,028 $ 17,391
Earnings per share
Basic earnings per share $0.67 $ 0.57
Diluted earnings per share $0.63 $ 0.54
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
Three months ended
March 31
2014 2013
(unaudited ) (unaudited )
Cash provided by (used in):
Operations:
Net income for the period $ 21,028 $ 17,391
Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:
Depreciation 7,622 7,168
Share-based compensation 690 1,133
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment (2,397 ) (931 )
Finance income, unrealised gain (1,108 ) (142 )
Finance costs 1,502 1, 429
Current income tax (recovery) expense (829 ) 2,604
Deferred income tax expense 7,515 3,127
Income taxes paid - (19,425 )
34,023 12,354
Changes in non-cash working capital items:
Accounts receivable (24,466 ) (33,209 )
Inventory (739 ) 3,222
Prepaid expenses and deposits 1,348 (1,704 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 7,292 7,648
Deferred revenue (3,107 ) (1,868 )
14,351 (13,557 )
Investments:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (19,908 ) (6,416 )
Acquisition of business - (16,954 )
Purchase of other assets (2,879 ) -
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment 12,925 3,217
Changes in non-cash working capital items 718 (4,259 )
(9,144 ) (24,412 )
Financing:
Repayment of obligations under finance leases (890 ) (785 )
Dividends to shareholders (1,559 ) (1,530 )
Issuance of common shares 1,193 1,112
Repurchase of common shares (712 ) (1,155 )
Interest paid (2,051 ) (2,016 )
(4,019 ) (4,374 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents 1,188 (42,343 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 3,210 50,052
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 4,398 $ 7,709

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 process equipment.

As at and for the three months ended March 31, 2014 (unaudited)

Contract Rentals and Compression
Drilling Transportation and Process
Services Services Services Other(1 ) Total
Revenue $ 21,741 $ 38,628 $ 54,744 $ - $ 115,113
Cost of services 11,570 18,118 43,005 - 72,693
Selling, general and administration 1,018 3,802 2,378 1,250 8,448
Share-based compensation - - - 690 690
Depreciation 1,866 3,824 1,932 - 7,622
Results from operating activities 7,287 12,884 7,429 (1,940 ) 25,660
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment 20 44 2,260 73 2,397
Finance income - - - 1,159 1,159
Finance costs (203 ) (522 ) (252 ) (525 ) (1,502 )
Net income (loss) before income taxes 7,104 12,406 9,437 (1,233 ) 27,714
Goodwill - 2,514 1,539 - 4,053
Total assets 116,158 251,252 170,590 12,334 550,334
Total liabilities 25,088 55,878 39,035 69,399 189,400
Capital expenditures $ 8,319 $ 3,495 $ 7,238 $ 856 $ 19,908
As at and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 (unaudited)
As at and for the three months ended
March 31, 2013
Contract
Drilling
Services
Rentals and
Transportation
Services
Compression
and Process
Services


Other(1


)


Total
Revenue $ 18,630 $ 39,201 $ 45,080 $ - $ 102,911
Cost of services 10,767 15,973 36,015 - 62,755
Selling, general and administration 914 3,897 2,106 1,460 8,377
Share-based compensation - - - 1,133 1,133
Depreciation 1,798 3,861 1,271 238 7,168
Results from operating activities 5,151 15,470 5,688 (2,831 ) 23,478
Gain (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment (32 ) 165 798 - 931
Finance income - - 53 89 142
Finance costs (201 ) (548 ) (233 ) (447 ) (1,429 )
Net income (loss) before income taxes 4,918 15,087 6,306 (3,189 ) 23,122
Goodwill - 2,514 1,539 - 4,053
Total assets 104,741 243,837 129,117 4,355 482,050
Total liabilities 18,919 48,213 25,583 66,322 159,037
Capital expenditures (2) $ 1,259 $ 3,477 $ 15,671 $ 9 $ 20,416
(1) Other includes the Company's corporate activities, accretion of convertible debentures and obligations pursuant to long-term credit facilities.
(2) Includes January 1, 2013 acquisition of a process equipment fabrication business included in Compression and Process Services segment.

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 process equipment. The common shares of Total Energy are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol TOT.

Notes to Financial Highlights

  1. Operating earnings means results from operating activities and is equal to net income before income taxes minus gain on sale of property, plant and equipment plus finance costs minus finance income. EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is equal to net income before income taxes plus finance costs plus depreciation less finance income. Cashflow means cash provided by operations before changes in non-cash working capital items. Operating earnings, EBITDA and cashflow are not recognized measures under IFRS. Management believes that in addition to net income, operating earnings, EBITDA and cashflow 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 without consideration of the timing of the monetization of non-cash working capital items. Readers should be cautioned, however, that operating earnings, EBITDA and cashflow 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 operating earnings, EBITDA and cashflow may differ from other organizations and, accordingly, operating earnings, EBITDA and cashflow may not be comparable to measures used by other organizations.
  1. Per share data (diluted) and the number of common shares outstanding on a diluted basis includes the impact of the approximate 3.1 million common shares issuable upon the entire conversion of the $69 million principal amount of convertible debentures issued by the Company in February 2011.
  1. Working capital equals current assets minus current liabilities.
  1. Net Debt equals long-term debt plus obligations under finance leases plus convertible debentures plus current liabilities minus current assets.
  1. Cashflow for the three months ended March 31, 2013 is net of $15.3 million of income taxes paid during the period that relates to 2012 taxable income as a result of the Company not having been required to make income tax installment payments during 2012.

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 Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

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