Calfrac Announces Third Quarter Results

CNW Group

CALGARY , Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Calfrac Well Services Ltd. ("Calfrac" or "the Company") (TSX-CFW) announces its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 .

 HIGHLIGHTS              
  Three Months Ended September 30,       Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except per share and unit data) ($) ($) (%) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)            
Financial            
Revenue 388,662 417,842 (7) 1,100,760 1,227,729 (10)
Operating income(1) 51,683 70,604 (27) 130,660 213,795 (39)
EBITDA(1) 46,862 70,874 (34) 128,266 217,605 (41)
       Per share - basic 1.02 1.59 (36) 2.81 4.92 (43)
       Per share - diluted 1.01 1.58 (36) 2.79 4.87 (43)
Net income (loss) attributable to            
       the shareholders of Calfrac            
       before foreign exchange            
       losses (gains)(2) 9,678 26,888 (64) 17,385 81,858 (79)
       Per share - basic 0.21 0.60 (65) 0.38 1.85 (79)
       Per share - diluted 0.21 0.60 (65) 0.38 1.83 (79)
Net income (loss) attributable to            
       the shareholders of Calfrac 6,089 26,917 (77) 16,150 85,903 (81)
       Per share - basic 0.13 0.60 (78) 0.35 1.94 (82)
       Per share - diluted 0.13 0.60 (78) 0.35 1.92 (82)
Working capital (end of period) 292,854 353,182 (17) 292,854 353,182 (17)
Total equity (end of period) 786,933 783,091 - 786,933 783,091 -
Weighted average common            
       shares outstanding (#)            
       Basic 45,943 44,558 3 45,578 44,214 3
       Diluted 46,308 44,949 3 45,903 44,723 3
             
Operating (end of period)            
Pumping horsepower (000s)       1,025 845 21
Coiled tubing units (#)       31 29 7
Cementing units (#)       30 25 20

(1)  Operating income is defined as net income (loss) before depreciation, interest, foreign exchange gains or losses, gains or losses on disposal of capital assets and income taxes. Management believes that operating income is a useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the financial results generated by Calfrac's business segments prior to consideration of how these segments are financed or how they are taxed. Operating income is a measure that does not have any standardized meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.
(2)  EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is presented because it is frequently used by securities analysts and others for evaluating companies and their ability to service debt. EBITDA is a measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.
(3)  Net income (loss) attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac before foreign exchange gains or losses is defined as net income (loss) attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac before foreign exchange gains or losses on an after-tax basis. Management believes that net income attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac before foreign exchange gains or losses is a useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the financial results generated by Calfrac without the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, which are not fully controllable by the Company. Net income attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac before foreign exchange gains or losses is a measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS and, accordingly, may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

CEO's MESSAGE

I am pleased to present Calfrac's operating and financial highlights for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and to discuss our prospects for the remainder of 2013 and beyond. During the third quarter, the Company:

  • had an active quarter in western Canada despite wet weather conditions delaying a considerable amount of planned completions activity until the fourth quarter of 2013;
  • announced the acquisition of the operating assets of Mission Well Services, LLC ("Mission"), a privately-held hydraulic fracturing and coiled tubing services provider focused in the Eagle Ford shale play of Texas ;
  • experienced strong equipment utilization in the unconventional natural gas resource plays of the United States ;
  • announced the signing of a long-term pressure pumping services contract with YPF S.A., the largest operator in Argentina ; and
  • experienced further increases in the number of horizontal multi-stage fracturing treatments performed in Mexico and Western Siberia .

Financial Highlights


For the three months ended September 30, 2013 , the Company recorded:

  • revenue of $388.7 million , a decrease of 7 percent from the third quarter of 2012, driven primarily by lower pricing in the United States and Canada combined with lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in western Canada and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico . The decrease was offset partially by higher fracturing activity in the Marcellus and Fayetteville unconventional natural gas shale plays, increased multi-stage fracturing activity in Russia and the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ;
  • operating income of $51.7 million versus $70.6 million in the same quarter of 2012, a decrease of 27 percent, mainly as a result of competitive pricing pressure in Canada and the United States , combined with lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in western Canada and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico , partially offset by improved results in the United States driven mainly by lower costs; and
  • net income attributable to shareholders of Calfrac of $6.1 million or $0.13 per share diluted, including a foreign exchange loss of $5.0 million , compared to $26.9 million or $0.60 per share diluted, which included a $0.4 million foreign exchange gain, in the third quarter of 2012. Net income attributable to shareholders of Calfrac, excluding the impact of foreign exchange gains and losses, was $0.21 per share diluted compared to $0.60 per share diluted in the third quarter of 2012.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , the Company generated:

  • revenue of $1.1 billion , a decrease of 10 percent from the first nine months of 2012, driven primarily by competitive pricing pressure in the United States and Canada , lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in the unconventional plays in western Canada , smaller fracturing job sizes in the Bakken oil shale play in North Dakota and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico , offset partially by higher multi-stage fracturing activity in Western Siberia and the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ;
  • operating income of $130.7 million versus $213.8 million in the same period of 2012, a decrease of 39 percent, mainly as a result of competitive pricing pressure in Canada and the United States , higher logistical costs associated with the completion of larger fracturing jobs in Canada , a slowdown in fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico beginning in the second quarter and start-up costs associated with the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ; and
  • net income attributable to shareholders of Calfrac of $16.2 million or $0.35 per share diluted, including a foreign exchange loss of $2.7 million , compared to $85.9 million or $1.92 per share diluted, which included a $4.4 million foreign exchange gain, in the same period of 2012.

Operational Highlights


Canada

Calfrac's financial and operating results in Canada during the third quarter were negatively affected by inclement weather during the first half of the third quarter. This resulted in lower than expected equipment utilization, which the Company was unable to make up during the remainder of the quarter. Furthermore, lower than planned activity with a few significant customers also had a negative effect on equipment utilization. Activity began to trend higher during the latter part of the quarter, however, and has continued higher so far in the fourth quarter as our customers gain momentum with their winter programs. Financial performance in the third quarter was also weakened by increased pricing competition on callout work. Pricing began to stabilize late in the quarter and Calfrac expects this stable pricing environment to continue throughout the remainder of the year.

United States

In the United States , Calfrac's financial performance in the third quarter exceeded the Company's expectations due to strong equipment utilization in the Marcellus and Fayetteville natural gas plays combined with improved utilization in the Bakken oil play in North Dakota from the second quarter of 2013. The improvement in financial performance was also assisted by the Company's contract coverage in these regions. The increases in activity and financial results were offset partially by lower than anticipated fracturing activity in the Rocky Mountain region, due partially to heavy rainfall and flooding in Colorado during September combined with lower callout pricing. Calfrac's United States operations remained focused on proactively managing the Company's regional cost structure. The Company's supply chain and logistic capabilities continued to enhance operating efficiencies, which was demonstrated in Calfrac's substantially improved third quarter results. Pricing is expected to remain competitive for the foreseeable future until the U.S. market's pressure pumping overcapacity is rectified.

Russia

The third quarter results for Calfrac's Russian operations were positively affected by the increase in horizontal multi-stage fracturing activity in Western Siberia . While this technology is still in the early stages of development, Calfrac remains optimistic that it will gain further acceptance and be a driver of future growth in operating and financial performance in Russia . During the third quarter, in excess of 30 percent of Calfrac's work in Russia was performed on horizontal wellbores, which represents a major shift in this market segment that is expected to continue. In late September, the Company increased its fleet to six fracturing spreads operating in Western Siberia , opening a new district in the Usinsk region with a major new customer. Also during the third quarter, Calfrac successfully introduced two-inch coiled tubing services into its Russian service offering. The expansion into larger diameter coiled tubing services will provide another platform for growth in this market segment.

Latin America

Calfrac's Latin American operating results during the third quarter were lower than expected mainly due to drilling and completion activity in the northern region of Mexico continuing to be curtailed by budget reductions implemented by Calfrac's main customer. The reduction in activity is not expected to change significantly throughout the remainder of 2013, but Calfrac is optimistic that activity will improve in 2014, as several large projects are currently being tendered. The majority of these tenders contemplate a move towards horizontal drilling with multi-stage fracturing, which should stimulate further demand for Calfrac's services. In the meantime, the Company continues to rationalize its cost structure to be more closely aligned with its short-term revenue base, and will monitor this closely as events unfold.

In Argentina , the start-up phase of fracturing operations continued in the third quarter as this market continued to develop. Calfrac expects activity to increase substantially in the fourth quarter and into 2014 and beyond due to the recently announced signing of a long-term pressure pumping services contract with YPF S.A., the largest operator in Argentina . Calfrac views this as a major milestone and expects unconventional activity to continue to grow in this market.

Challenging market conditions in Colombia persisted in the third quarter of 2013, resulting in lower than expected equipment utilization and financial performance. Permitting and infrastructure issues remain barriers to greater oilfield activity. The Company expects these issues to be resolved, but continues to closely manage its operating costs while focusing on expanding its customer base. Calfrac currently operates four cementing units in Colombia and does not intend to deploy additional equipment until market conditions improve.

Outlook and Business Prospects


The Company expects that the current commodity price environment in North America will result in stable oilfield activity in the unconventional resource plays of Canada and the United States during the fourth quarter of 2013 and into 2014. While the industry trend towards larger pad designs, longer horizontal legs and greater stimulation intensity continues to result in higher horizontal completions activity, increases in operating efficiencies and a more competitive price environment have mitigated some of these gains. In Calfrac's international markets, the use of multi-stage completion technology within horizontal wellbores is expected to increase and drive higher equipment utilization in those markets over the short and long term.

Fracturing and coiled tubing activity in western Canada is expected to be strong over the long term with the development of liquids-rich gas plays, such as the Duvernay and Deep Basin, and the movement towards liquefied natural gas (LNG) export capability being the primary drivers of higher anticipated future demand for the Company's services. Calfrac expects equipment utilization to increase in the remainder of the fourth quarter, with further improvement projected for the first quarter of 2014. Calfrac expects that oil-focused activity will remain stable for the rest of the year with the introduction of higher-rate treatments in certain plays, such as the Cardium, driving higher equipment utilization. The Company has a strong and active customer base as well as a number of long-term relationships with large customers in the Deep Basin and Duvernay plays. Calfrac expects that well completion activity will continue to grow in Canada as many of these plays transition from delineation to development. Recent results from both of these plays provide significant optimism about their future development. The Duvernay play, in particular, represents one of the most capital-intensive formations in western Canada and has the potential to materially increase the demand for completion services in that region over the longer term. Further operational efficiencies are expected to be achieved through the expanded use of 24-hour operations and multi-well pad development. Calfrac has been one of the most active service providers in this play and anticipates that its positioning will form the basis for further growth opportunities.

In addition to the liquids-rich gas plays, another driver of anticipated long-term growth for Calfrac is the emergence of LNG export opportunities, which is expected to increase with the influx of capital from foreign entities and large multi-national companies. The Company's leadership position in the development of the Montney , Duvernay and Horn River resource plays is expected to position it to participate significantly in the development of the natural gas reserves required to support these LNG initiatives. Several long-standing customers are in the forefront of development in this area, which is expected to be a conduit to a significant increase in demand for Calfrac's services over the longer term. As previously announced, Calfrac has entered into a multi-year minimum commitment contract for the provision of three fracturing spreads to Progress Energy Canada Limited for its Montney project in northeast British Columbia . Progress is leading one of the largest and most advanced of the LNG projects being proposed for the West Coast of British Columbia .

The operational improvements that were initiated in the United States in late 2012 and 2013 resulted in improved financial performance during the first three quarters of 2013 in the midst of challenging market conditions. Calfrac continues to be focused on prudently managing its cost structure, improving its supply chain and logistics capabilities and expanding its customer relationships in order to maximize profitability. Near-term uncertainty remains, however, as the U.S. pressure pumping market is oversupplied and pricing remains competitive. While the Company does not expect market conditions to change dramatically during the remainder of the year, it will continue to monitor the capital programs of its customers as the quarter progresses.

Consistent with its philosophy of pursuing acquisitions in an opportunistic but financially disciplined manner, combined with a view to expanding its presence in the U.S. pressure-pumping market, Calfrac recently acquired all of the operating assets of Mission Well Services, LLC, a privately-held hydraulic fracturing and coiled tubing service provider that was focused in the Eagle Ford shale play of Texas . The acquisition was achieved at a substantial discount to equipment replacement cost, and provides Calfrac a strategic presence in the Eagle Ford shale play with the addition of locations in Houston , San Antonio and Fairfield, Texas . Calfrac has been able to utilize a significant majority of the acquired assets in the Eagle Ford play, and has transferred the remaining assets to other active operating areas in the United States , thereby maximizing utilization of the acquired assets.

Calfrac remains well-positioned in the U.S. pressure pumping business. The Company services three of the most active unconventional resource plays in the United States , the Bakken oil shale play in North Dakota , the Marcellus shale natural gas play in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and, now, the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas . Calfrac believes that the Marcellus will remain very active due to its low cost structure and proximity to markets. Activity in the Fayetteville shale play of Arkansas is anticipated to remain stable year-over-year due to the Company's strong and active customer base in this market. Calfrac's longstanding presence in the Rocky Mountain region provides additional growth prospects in the Niobrara shale oil play, as many producers have begun using longer-reach horizontal wells and greater stimulation intensity with encouraging results.

Calfrac's year-to-date operating and financial results in Russia are consistent with expectations from its 2013 contract tender process. Future growth and improved profitability in Russia will be based on the expanded use of new technologies in Western Siberia , such as horizontal drilling and multi-stage completions. The pace of adoption of this new methodology has far exceeded Calfrac's expectations thus far in 2013. Over the last two quarters, the number of multi-stage fracturing jobs completed in Russia increased significantly, to the point that in excess of 30 percent of Calfrac's fracturing work is now focused on horizontal wells and multi-stage completions. Calfrac expects that this trend will continue to increase demand for its services over the short and long term as Russia's producing sector gains confidence with this well completion approach. The Company also recently added a significant new customer in a new operating area. Calfrac commenced fracturing operations in the Usinsk region in October 2013 and expects that this new district will become a growth platform for 2014 and beyond.

The Company expects the use of multi-stage fracturing technology within horizontal wellbores in Mexico to become more prominent as capital budgets are reinstated. Based on tender documents received to date, much of the onshore activity will be focused on horizontal wells and multi-stage completions, which should be a catalyst for future demand for Calfrac's services. In the short term, the previously mentioned budget constraints by Calfrac's major customer in Mexico is expected to curtail the Company's equipment utilization for the rest of the year. In response to these new market conditions, Calfrac remains focused on prudently managing its Mexican operating cost structure to align with its expected near-term activity. Calfrac anticipates that multi-stage fracturing activity in the Burgos field will remain relatively strong for the remainder of 2013. The Company continues to monitor the business and operating environment closely and will proactively manage this segment as more information becomes available.

With Calfrac's successful entry into the Argentinean fracturing market during the second and third quarters of 2013 it believes that it is well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities related to the development of unconventional resource plays in Argentina . The Company expects that horizontal drilling combined with multi-stage fracturing will be key inputs to unlocking these resources. As there is very limited in-country pressure pumping capacity to service these emerging unconventional plays, the Company believes that its best-in-class service and technical expertise will allow it to capitalize on these opportunities as they develop. Calfrac's recently announced contract with YPF S.A. is an example of this strategy in action, and Calfrac views the contract as providing a strong foundation from which to grow the Company's hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing services in Argentina . Activities related to this contract began in the fourth quarter.

Regarding the Colombian market, Calfrac is committed to its Colombian operations, continues to work on expanding its customer base, and believes that there will be solid long-term growth opportunities in this region as this market matures and activity levels increase.

On the corporate front, subsequent to the end of the quarter the Company completed an add-on to its senior unsecured notes maturing in 2020. This effectively termed out the draw taken from Calfrac's revolving credit facility to fund the Mission acquisition. As a result, Calfrac's capital structure continues to provide ample liquidity as it continues to execute on its business strategy.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Douglas R. Ramsay
Chief Executive Officer

November 5, 2013

2013 Overview


In the third quarter of 2013, the Company:

  • achieved revenue of $388.7 million , a decrease of 7 percent from the third quarter of 2012 driven primarily by lower pricing in the United States and Canada combined with lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in western Canada and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico . The decrease was offset partially by higher fracturing activity in the Marcellus and Fayetteville unconventional natural gas shale plays, increased multi-stage fracturing activity in Russia and the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ;
  • reported operating income of $51.7 million versus $70.6 million in the same quarter of 2012, a decrease of 27 percent, mainly as a result of competitive pricing pressure in Canada and the United States combined with lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in western Canada and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico , partially offset by improved results in the United States driven mainly by lower costs;
  • reported net income attributable to shareholders of Calfrac of $6.1 million or $0.13 per share diluted, including a foreign exchange loss of $5.0 million , compared to $26.9 million or $0.60 per share diluted, which included a $0.4 million foreign exchange gain, in the third quarter of 2012;
  • incurred capital expenditures of $34.7 million , principally related to the Company's fracturing operations in Canada , the United States and Argentina ; and
  • declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share.

In the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , the Company:

  • generated revenue of $1.1 billion , a decrease of 10 percent from the first nine months of 2012 driven primarily by competitive pricing pressure in the United States and Canada , lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in the unconventional plays in western Canada , smaller fracturing job sizes in the Bakken oil shale play in North Dakota , and lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico , offset partially by higher multi-stage fracturing activity in Western Siberia and the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ;
  • reported operating income of $130.7 million versus $213.8 million in the same period of 2012, a decrease of 39 percent, mainly as a result of competitive pricing pressure in Canada and the United States , higher logistical costs associated with the completion of larger fracturing jobs in Canada , a slowdown in fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico beginning in the second quarter, and start-up costs associated with the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina ;
  • reported net income attributable to shareholders of Calfrac of $16.2 million or $0.35 per share diluted, including a foreign exchange loss of $2.7 million , compared to net income of $85.9 million or $1.92 per share diluted, which included a $4.4 million foreign exchange gain, in the same period of 2012; and
  • incurred capital expenditures of $125.3 million primarily to bolster the Company's fracturing operations in Canada , the United States and Argentina .

Financial Overview - Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 Versus 2012


 Canada      
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 167,707 200,763 (16)
Expenses      
       Operating 134,407 139,527 (4)
       Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) 4,550 4,865 (6)
  138,957 144,392 (4)
Operating income(1) 28,750 56,371 (49)
Operating income (%) 17.1% 28.1% (39)
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 183,942 205,452 (10)
Number of fracturing jobs 860 891 (3)
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 389 306 27
Coiled tubing revenue per job ($) 26,960 33,852 (20)
Number of coiled tubing jobs 353 523 (33)
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 21 22 (5)

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.

Revenue

Revenue from Calfrac's Canadian operations during the third quarter of 2013 was $167.7 million versus $200.8 million in the comparable three-month period of 2012. The 16 percent decrease in revenue was primarily due to continued wet weather in central and southern Alberta reducing fracturing activity during the quarter, offset partially by higher activity in the Montney play in northeast British Columbia . Additionally, a more competitive pricing environment and lower coiled tubing activity in the Horn River area of northeast British Columbia contributed to the reduction in revenue in the comparable quarter.

Operating Income

Operating income in Canada decreased by 49 percent to $28.8 million during the third quarter of 2013 from $56.4 million in the same period of 2012 due to a more competitive pricing environment combined with lower overall equipment utilization due to inclement weather.

 United States      
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 153,650 158,473 (3)
Expenses      
       Operating 117,933 130,843 (10)
       SG&A 4,402 4,956 (11)
  122,335 135,799 (10)
Operating income(1) 31,315 22,674 38
Operating income (%) 20.4% 14.3% 43
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 58,849 65,508 (10)
Number of fracturing jobs 2,470 2,335 6
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 501 467 7
Cementing revenue per job ($) 39,489 29,507 34
Number of cementing jobs 210 153 37
Cementing units, end of period (#) 17 11 55
US$/C$ average exchange rate(2) 1.0385 0.9957 4

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

Revenue from Calfrac's United States operations decreased slightly during the third quarter of 2013 to $153.7 million from $158.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. The decrease was due primarily to continued competitive pricing pressure in the United States . Fracturing activity increased slightly in 2013 as compared to 2012 due to higher activity in the Marcellus and Fayetteville shale plays, partially offset by the completion of fewer fracturing jobs in the Bakken play of North Dakota . Substantial improvement in cementing activity in the Fayetteville shale play also contributed to the increase in revenue during the quarter.

Operating Income

Operating income in the United States was $31.3 million for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 38 percent from the comparative period in 2012 primarily due to lower product costs resulting from supply chain and logistical improvements combined with pricing declines in certain key materials such as guar and sand. In addition, lower administrative field costs were achieved as a result of improved labour efficiencies.

 Russia      
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 42,913 31,228 37
Expenses      
       Operating 36,129 26,181 38
       SG&A 1,437 1,552 (7)
  37,566 27,733 35
Operating income(1) 5,347 3,495 53
Operating income (%) 12.5% 11.2% 12
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 112,405 99,390 13
Number of fracturing jobs 313 220 42
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 54 45 20
Coiled tubing revenue per job ($) 59,011 60,011 (2)
Number of coiled tubing jobs 131 156 (16)
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 7 6 17
Rouble/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.0317 0.0312 2

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

During the third quarter of 2013, the Company's revenue from Russian operations increased by 37 percent to $42.9 million from $31.2 million in the corresponding quarter of 2012. The increase in revenue was mainly due to increased demand for horizontal multi-stage fracturing operations in Western Siberia , combined with larger conventional fracturing job sizes. During the third quarter, approximately 31 percent of Calfrac's total Russian fracturing activity was related to multi-stage well completions compared to less than 4 percent in the comparable period of 2012. The increase in revenue was partially offset by lower coiled tubing activity resulting from the increased use of multi-stage fracturing completions.

Operating Income

Operating income in Russia in the third quarter of 2013 was $5.3 million compared to $3.5 million in the corresponding period of 2012. The increase in operating income was primarily due to operational efficiencies resulting from higher fracturing equipment utilization and a higher overall revenue base.

Latin America       
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 24,392 27,378 (11)
Expenses      
       Operating 22,499 23,649 (5)
       SG&A 2,392 1,739 38
  24,891 25,388 (2)
Operating (loss) income(1) (499) 1,990 (125)
Operating (loss) income (%) -2.0% 7.3% (127)
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 81 27 200
Cementing units, end of period (#) 13 13 -
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 3 1 200
Mexican peso/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.0805 0.0756 6
Argentine peso/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.1860 0.2160 (14)

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

Calfrac's operations in Latin America generated total revenue of $24.4 million during the third quarter of 2013 versus $27.4 million in the comparable three-month period in 2012. The decrease in revenue was due to lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico resulting from significant budget constraints by its major customer in the northern region where Calfrac operates. This was offset partially by the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina combined with higher cementing and coiled tubing activity in that country.

Operating (Loss) Income

Calfrac's Latin America division incurred an operating loss of $0.5 million during the third quarter of 2013 compared to operating income of $2.0 million in the comparative quarter in 2012. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to lower equipment utilization in Mexico .

 Corporate      
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Expenses      
       Operating 1,602 2,848 (44)
       SG&A 11,628 11,078 5
  13,230 13,926 (5)
Operating loss(1) (13,230) (13,926) (5)
% of Revenue 3.4% 3.3% 3

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.

Operating Loss

The 5 percent decrease in corporate expenses in the third quarter of 2013 from the same period in 2012 was mainly due to lower annual bonus expenses offset partially by higher stock-based compensation expenses of $1.4 million resulting from additional restricted share units granted to employees and a higher stock price in 2013.

Depreciation

For the three months ended September 30, 2013 , depreciation expense increased by 24 percent to $27.8 million from $22.4 million in the corresponding quarter of 2012. The increase is mainly a result of a larger fleet of equipment operating in North America and Argentina .

Foreign Exchange Gains or Losses

The Company recorded a foreign exchange loss of $5.0 million during the third quarter of 2013 versus a $0.4 million gain in the comparable period in 2012. Foreign exchange gains and losses arise primarily from the translation of net monetary assets or liabilities that were held in United States dollars in Canada , Russia and Latin America . The Company's foreign exchange loss recorded in the third quarter of 2013 was primarily due to the translation of United States dollar-denominated assets in Canada . The value of the United States dollar depreciated against the Canadian dollar during the third quarter, which resulted in a foreign exchange loss related to these net monetary positions.

Interest

The Company's interest expense during the third quarter of 2013 was $10.1 million versus $9.5 million for the comparable period in 2012. The increase was related to additional short-term borrowing in Latin America and a draw on Calfrac's revolving credit facilities during the third quarter of 2013.

Income Tax Expenses

The Company recorded an income tax expense of $3.3 million during the third quarter of 2013 versus $12.3 million in the comparable period of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower profitability in Canada . The effective income tax rate for 2013 was 36 percent compared to 32 percent in 2012. The higher effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2013 was primarily due to a higher percentage of taxable income in the United States , which has a higher average statutory tax rate.

 Summary of Quarterly Results                
                 
Three Months Ended       Dec. 31,       Mar. 31,       June 30,       Sept. 30,       Dec. 31,       Mar. 31,       June 30,       Sept. 30,
  2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013
(unaudited) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Financial
               
(C$000s, except per share and operating data)                
Revenue 490,037 474,107 335,780 417,842 367,487 423,397 288,701 388,662
Operating income(1) 150,364 113,381 29,810 70,604 43,218 62,670 16,307 51,683
EBITDA(1) 149,146 127,995 18,736 70,874 46,866 65,169 16,235 46,862
       Per share - basic 3.40 2.92 0.42 1.59 1.05 1.44 0.36 1.02
       Per share - diluted 3.38 2.87 0.42 1.58 1.04 1.43 0.35 1.01
Net income (loss) attributable                
       to shareholders of Calfrac 78,921 70,841 (11,855) 26,917 11,243 24,645 (14,584) 6,089
       Per share - basic 1.80 1.62 (0.27) 0.60 0.25 0.55 (0.32) 0.13
       Per share - diluted 1.79 1.59 (0.27) 0.60 0.25 0.54 (0.32) 0.13
Capital expenditures 101,008 84,075 75,286 63,962 55,694 43,989 46,618 34,683
Working capital (end of period) 398,526 431,053 357,128 353,182 322,857 332,241 319,982 292,854
Total equity (end of period) 700,569 779,426 747,591 783,091 780,759 802,581 784,247 786,933
                 
Operating (end of period)                
Pumping horsepower (000s) 719 782 830 845 977 1,013 1,025 1,025
Coiled tubing units (#) 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 31
Cementing units (#) 23 23 23 25 26 28 30 30

(1)      Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information

Seasonality of Operations

The Company's Canadian and United States businesses are seasonal. The lowest activity is typically experienced during the second quarter of the year when road weight restrictions are in place due to spring break-up weather conditions and access to well sites in Canada and North Dakota is reduced (refer to "Business Risks - Seasonality" in the 2012 Annual Report).

Foreign Exchange Fluctuations

The Company's consolidated financial statements are reported in Canadian dollars. Accordingly, the quarterly results are directly affected by fluctuations in the United States , Russian, Mexican, Argentinean and Colombian currency exchange rates (refer to "Business Risks - Fluctuations in Foreign Exchange Rates" in the 2012 Annual Report).

Financial Overview - Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Versus 2012


 Canada      
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 480,002 531,306 (10)
Expenses      
       Operating 380,954 378,881 1
       SG&A 12,351 12,892 (4)
  393,305 391,773 -
Operating income(1) 86,697 139,533 (38)
Operating income (%) 18.1% 26.3% (31)
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 203,104 198,892 2
Number of fracturing jobs 2,244 2,440 (8)
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 389 306 27
Coiled tubing revenue per job ($) 25,326 32,865 (23)
Number of coiled tubing jobs 957 1,400 (32)
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 21 22 (5)

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.

Revenue

Revenue from Calfrac's Canadian operations during the first nine months of 2013 was $480.0 million versus $531.3 million in the comparable nine-month period of 2012. The 10 percent decrease in revenue was primarily due to competitive pricing pressure, lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in the Horn River area of northeast British Columbia , and lower fracturing and coiled tubing activity in central and southern Alberta due to wet weather conditions experienced during the second and third quarters of 2013. In addition, the completion of fewer deep coiled tubing jobs in the Horn River area lowered average coiled tubing job sizes during the first nine months of 2013 from the same period in 2012. The decrease in revenue was offset partially by the completion of larger fracturing jobs.

Operating Income

Operating income in Canada decreased by 38 percent to $86.7 million during the first nine months of 2013 from $139.5 million in the same period of 2012. The decrease in Canadian operating income was primarily due to a more competitive pricing environment combined with lower fracturing and coiled tubing equipment utilization.

 United States      
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 426,935 528,508 (19)
Expenses      
       Operating 338,697 413,434 (18)
       SG&A 13,709 15,433 (11)
  352,406 428,867 (18)
Operating income(1) 74,529 99,641 (25)
Operating income (%) 17.5% 18.9% (7)
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 58,572 74,539 (21)
Number of fracturing jobs 6,908 6,823 1
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 501 467 7
Cementing revenue per job ($) 34,816 31,000 12
Number of cementing jobs 641 481 33
Cementing units, end of period (#) 17 11 55
US$/C$ average exchange rate(2) 1.0236 1.0025 2

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

Revenue from Calfrac's United States operations during the first nine months of 2013 decreased to $426.9 million from $528.5 million in the comparable period of 2012. The decrease was due primarily to competitive pricing pressure in the United States fracturing market. Lower fracturing activity and the completion of smaller fracturing jobs in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota were offset by higher activity in the Marcellus and Fayetteville unconventional shale natural gas plays. Higher cementing activity on multi-well pads in Arkansas generated increased revenue from cementing services, mitigating the overall revenue decline.

Operating Income

Operating income in the United States was $74.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $99.6 million in the comparative period in 2012. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to competitive pricing pressure and lower fracturing equipment utilization in the unconventional natural gas plays of the United States during the first quarter of 2013. The decrease in operating income was mitigated by reductions in labour and maintenance expenses resulting from cost-saving initiatives implemented by the Company in late 2012 and early 2013, combined with supply chain and logistical improvements and declines in certain key materials such as guar.

 Russia      
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 117,379 88,569 33
Expenses      
       Operating 101,964 77,391 32
       SG&A 4,721 4,358 8
  106,685 81,749 31
Operating income(1) 10,694 6,820 57
Operating income (%) 9.1% 7.7% 18
Fracturing revenue per job ($) 105,627 95,561 11
Number of fracturing jobs 900 627 44
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 54 45 20
Coiled tubing revenue per job ($) 57,511 58,954 (2)
Number of coiled tubing jobs 388 486 (20)
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 7 6 17
Rouble/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.0324 0.0323 -

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

During the first nine months of 2013, the Company's revenue from Russian operations increased by 33 percent to $117.4 million from $88.6 million in the corresponding nine-month period of 2012. The increase in revenue was mainly due to higher fracturing activity as a result of the successful introduction of multi-stage fracturing programs in 2013 and larger conventional fracturing job sizes. Coiled tubing activity declined as a result of the increased use of multi-stage fracturing operations, which reduced the requirements for coiled tubing operations, combined with a decrease in coiled tubing job sizes.

Operating Income

Operating income in Russia in the first nine months of 2013 was $10.7 million compared to $6.8 million in the corresponding period of 2012. The increase in operating income was primarily a result of operational efficiencies associated with multi-stage fracturing jobs forming a larger proportion of total activity in 2013.

 Latin America      
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s, except operational and exchange rate information) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Revenue 76,444 79,346 (4)
Expenses      
       Operating 71,563 69,005 4
       SG&A 5,194 4,603 13
  76,757 73,608 4
Operating income (loss)(1) (313) 5,738 (105)
Operating income (loss) (%) -0.4% 7.2% (106)
Pumping horsepower, end of period (000s) 81 27 200
Cementing units, end of period (#) 13 13 -
Coiled tubing units, end of period (#) 3 1 200
Mexican peso/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.0807 0.0758 6
Argentine peso/C$ average exchange rate(2) 0.1941 0.2245 (14)

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.
(2)  Source: Bank of Canada.

Revenue

Calfrac's Latin America operations generated total revenue of $76.4 million during the first nine months of 2013 versus $79.3 million in the comparable nine-month period in 2012. The decrease in revenue was mainly due to lower fracturing activity in the Chicontepec Basin in Mexico resulting from customer budget reductions. This was partially offset by the commencement of fracturing operations in Argentina during the second quarter of 2013 combined with higher cementing and coiled tubing activity in that country. Permitting and infrastructure issues in Colombia during 2013 resulted in lower year-over-year cementing activity in that market which also contributed to the decline in revenue.

Operating Income

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , Calfrac's Latin America division incurred an operating loss of $0.3 million compared to operating income of $5.7 million in the comparative period in 2012. The decrease in operating income was primarily due to lower equipment utilization in Mexico combined with additional costs associated with the commencement of fracturing operations and the expansion of cementing activities in Argentina . Lower equipment utilization in Colombia also contributed to the decrease in operating income.

 Corporate      
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 Change
(C$000s) ($) ($) (%)
(unaudited)      
Expenses      
       Operating 6,379 7,510 (15)
       SG&A 34,568 30,427 14
  40,947 37,937 8
Operating loss(1) (40,947) (37,937) 8
% of Revenue 3.7% 3.1% 19

(1)  Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" on page 18 for further information.

Operating Loss

The 8 percent increase in corporate expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 over the comparative period in 2012 was mainly due to a $4.1 million increase in stock-based compensation expenses resulting from additional restricted share units granted to employees and a higher stock price in 2013. Higher occupancy and corporate personnel costs to support the Company's larger scale of operations also contributed to the increase in corporate expenses. The increase was offset partially by lower annual bonus expenses.

Depreciation

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , depreciation expense increased by 18 percent to $78.6 million from $66.7 million in the corresponding period of 2012. The increase is mainly a result of a larger fleet of equipment operating in North America and Argentina .

Foreign Exchange Gains or Losses

The Company recorded a foreign exchange loss of $2.7 million during the first nine months of 2013 versus a $4.4 million gain in the comparative period of 2012. Foreign exchange gains and losses arise primarily from the translation of net monetary assets or liabilities that were held in United States dollars in Canada , Russia and Latin America . The majority of the Company's foreign exchange loss recorded in the first nine months of 2013 was attributable to U.S. dollar denominated debt in Russia as the U.S. dollar appreciated 6 percent versus the Russian rouble during the period. This loss was partially offset by the impact of the net U.S. dollar denominated asset position in Canada as the U.S. dollar appreciated by 4 percent against the Canadian dollar during this period.

Interest

The Company's interest expense during the first nine months of 2013 increased from the comparable period of 2012 by $1.2 million to $28.6 million . The increase was related to additional short-term borrowing in Latin America and a draw on Calfrac's revolving credit facility during the third quarter.

Income Tax Expenses

The Company recorded income tax expense of $6.1 million during the first nine months of 2013 compared to $38.1 million in the comparable period of 2012. The effective income tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 was 29 percent compared to 31 percent in 2012. The lower effective tax rate for the first nine months of 2013 was primarily due to a lower percentage of Calfrac's taxable income being generated in the United States , which has a higher average statutory tax rate.

 Liquidity and Capital Resources        
         
Three Months Ended Sept 30, Nine Months Ended Sept 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($) ($) ($)
(unaudited)        
Cash flows provided by (used in):        
       Operating activities 100,451 2,590 145,353 177,029
       Financing activities (27,436) (15,464) 14,036 (7,305)
       Investing activities (36,216) (54,802) (140,590) (204,277)
       Effect of exchange rate changes on
cash and cash equivalents
(3,994) (2,512) 2,468 (2,047)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 32,805 (70,188) 21,267 (36,600)

Operating Activities

The Company's cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $145.4 million versus $177.0 million in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to a decline in operating margins in Canada and the United States and slower accounts receivable collections in Mexico . At September 30, 2013 , Calfrac's working capital was approximately $292.9 million , a decrease of 9 percent from December 31, 2012 . The Company had an accounts receivable of US$53.2 million at September 30, 2013 with a customer operating in Mexico that has been outstanding for greater than 120 days, for which no provision has been made. The payment delay is consistent with the experience of many other oilfield service companies in this market. Collection is expected in its entirety; however, the timing is uncertain.

Financing Activities

Cash flow provided by financing activities during the first nine months of 2013 was $14.0 million compared to $7.3 million used for financing activities in the comparable 2012 period. During the first nine months of 2013, the Company used bank loan proceeds of $16.4 million for Argentina , issued $15.4 million of Calfrac common shares, paid dividends of $16.4 million and repaid $0.7 million of finance lease obligations.

On August 8, 2013 , the Company extended the term of its credit facilities to September 27, 2017 . The maturity may be extended by one or more years at the Company's request and lenders' acceptance. The Company also may prepay principal without penalty. The facilities consist of an operating facility of $20.0 million and a syndicated facility of $280.0 million . The interest rates are based on the parameters of certain bank covenants. For prime-based loans and U.S. base-rate loans, the rate ranges from prime or U.S. base rate plus 0.50 percent to prime plus 1.25 percent. For LIBOR-based loans and bankers' acceptance-based loans, the margin thereon ranges from 1.50 percent to 2.25 percent above the respective base rates. As at September 30, 2013 , the Company had used $24.8 million of its credit facilities for letters of credit, leaving $275.2 million in available credit.

Calfrac pays quarterly dividends to shareholders at the discretion of the Board of Directors, which qualify as "eligible dividends" as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. In February 2012 , the Company increased its semi-annual cash dividend from $0.10 to $0.50 per share, beginning with the dividend paid on July 16, 2012 , thereby increasing the annualized dividend to $1.00 per share beginning in 2012. In December 2012 , the Company announced that it would pay dividends quarterly instead of semi-annually commencing with a $0.25 dividend that was declared in the first quarter of 2013.

Investing Activities

Calfrac's net cash used for investing activities was $140.6 million for the first nine months of 2013 versus $204.3 million for the comparative period in 2012. Cash outflows relating to capital expenditures were $141.8 million during the period compared to $206.0 million in 2012. Capital expenditures were primarily to support the Company's Canadian, United States and Argentinean fracturing operations.

Calfrac's 2013 capital budget is projected to be $74.0 million , of which $25.0 million is being directed towards growing its Latin America operations, including an investment in coiled tubing and fracturing equipment. The remaining capital program is focusing on maintenance and support capital and further investment in logistics equipment. In addition to the 2013 capital program outlined above, Calfrac expects that the approximately $95.1 million carry-over of its 2012 capital program will be completed in 2013.

Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents

The effect of changes in foreign exchange rates on the Company's cash and cash equivalents during the first nine months of 2013 was a gain of $2.5 million versus a loss of $2.0 million during 2012. These gains relate to cash and cash equivalents held by the Company in a foreign currency.

With its strong working capital position, available credit facilities and anticipated funds provided by operations, the Company expects to have adequate resources to fund its financial obligations and planned capital expenditures for 2013 and beyond.

At September 30, 2013 , the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $63.7 million .

Subsequent Events

On October 1, 2013 , the Company completed the acquisition of all of the operating assets of Mission Well Services, LLC, a privately-held hydraulic fracturing and coiled tubing services provider based in San Antonio, Texas and operating in the Eagle Ford shale play of Texas . This acquisition provides the Company with modern fracturing and coiled tubing equipment and an entry into the Texas market. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, the total purchase price was approximately US$145.7 million , excluding transaction costs, which included certain working capital associated with the ongoing operations of the business. The purchase price accounting for this transaction had not yet been finalized at the time these financial statements were authorized for issuance.

On October 8, 2013 , the Company closed a private offering of US$150.0 million aggregate principal of its 7.50 percent senior notes yielding net proceeds of US$149.4 million after applicable discount. Fixed interest on the notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The notes will mature on December 1, 2020 . The net proceeds from this offering were used to finance the Mission asset acquisition.

Outstanding Share Data

The Company is authorized to issue an unlimited number of common shares. Employees have been granted options to purchase common shares under the Company's shareholder-approved stock option plan. The number of shares reserved for issuance under the stock option plan is equal to a maximum of 10 percent of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares. As at November 1, 2013 , there were 46,277,699 common shares issued and outstanding, and 2,534,575 options to purchase common shares.

The Company has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) that allows shareholders to direct cash dividends paid on all or a portion of their common shares to be reinvested in additional common shares that will be issued at 95 percent of the volume-weighted average price of the common shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange during the last five trading days preceding the relevant dividend payment date.

Normal Course Issuer Bid

The Company filed a Notice of Intention (the "Renewal Notice") to renew its Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "Renewed NCIB") with the TSX on November 1, 2012 . Under the Renewed NCIB, the Company may acquire up to 3,318,738 common shares, which was 10 percent of the public float outstanding as at October 31, 2012 , during the period November 12, 2012 through November 11, 2013 . The maximum number of common shares that may be acquired by the Company during a trading day is 44,254, with the exception that the Company is allowed to make one block purchase of common shares per calendar week that exceeds such limit. All purchases of common shares will be made through the TSX, alternative trading systems or such other exchanges or marketplaces through which the common shares trade from time to time at the market price of the shares at the time of acquisition. Any shares acquired under the Renewed NCIB will be cancelled. There were no shares purchased under the Normal Course Issuer Bid for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 . A copy of the Renewal Notice may be obtained by any shareholder, without charge, by contacting the Company's Corporate Secretary at 411 - 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta , T2P 1E3, or by telephone at 403-266-6000.

Advisories


Forward-Looking Statements

In order to provide Calfrac shareholders and potential investors with information regarding the Company and its subsidiaries, including management's assessment of Calfrac's plans and future operations, certain statements contained in this press release, including statements that contain words such as "seek", "anticipates", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "expect", "believe", "forecast" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, are forward-looking statements.

In particular, forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to expected operating strategies, capital expenditure programs, future financial resources, anticipated equipment utilization levels, future oil and natural gas well activity in each of the Company's operating jurisdictions, results of acquisitions, the impact of environmental regulations on the Company's business, future costs or potential liabilities, projections of market prices and costs, supply and demand for oilfield services, expectations regarding the Company's ability to maintain its competitive position, anticipated benefits of the Company's competitive position, expectations regarding the Company's ability to raise capital, treatment under government regulatory regimes, commodity prices, anticipated outcomes of specific events, trends in, and the growth prospects of, the global oil and natural gas industry, the Company's growth prospects including, without limitation, its international growth strategy and prospects and the impact of changes in accounting policies and standards on the Company and its financial statements. These statements are derived from certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that it believes are appropriate in the circumstances, including, but not limited to, the general stability of the economic and political environment in which the Company operates, the Company's expectations for its current and prospective customers' capital budgets and geographical areas of focus, the Company's existing contracts and the status of current negotiations with key customers and suppliers, the focus of the Company's customers on oil and liquids-rich plays in the current natural gas pricing environment in North America , the effect unconventional gas projects have had on supply and demand fundamentals for natural gas and the likelihood that the current tax and regulatory regime will remain substantially unchanged.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations. Such risk factors include:  general economic conditions in Canada , the United States , Russia , Mexico , Argentina and Colombia ; the demand for fracturing and other stimulation services during drilling and completion of oil and natural gas wells; volatility in market prices for oil and natural gas and the effect of this volatility on the demand for oilfield services generally; regional competition; liabilities and risks, including environmental liabilities and risks, inherent in oil and natural gas operations; changes in legislation and the regulatory environment; sourcing, pricing and availability of raw materials, component parts, equipment, suppliers, facilities and skilled personnel; the ability to integrate technological advances and match advances of competition; the availability of capital on satisfactory terms; intellectual property risks; uncertainties in weather and temperature affecting the duration of the service periods and the activities that can be completed; dependence on, and concentration of, major customers; the creditworthiness and performance by the Company's counterparties and customers; liabilities and risks associated with prior operations; the effect of accounting pronouncements issued periodically; failure to realize anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; and currency exchange rate risk. Further information about these and other risks and uncertainties may be found under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form.

Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized, or that they will have the expected consequences or effects on the Company or its business or operations. These statements speak only as of the respective date of this press release or the document incorporated by reference herein. The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws.

Business Risks

The business of Calfrac is subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Prior to making any investment decision regarding Calfrac, investors should carefully consider, among other things, the risk factors set forth in the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form, which are specifically incorporated by reference herein.

The Annual Information Form is available through the Internet on the Canadian System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), which can be accessed at www.sedar.com. Copies of the Annual Information Form may also be obtained on request without charge from Calfrac at 411 - 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada , T2P 1E3, or at www.calfrac.com, or by facsimile at 403-266-7381.

Non-GAAP Measures

Certain supplementary measures in this press release do not have any standardized meaning as prescribed under IFRS and are therefore considered non-GAAP measures. These measures include operating income, EBITDA and net income attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac before foreign exchange gains and losses. These measures may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. These measures have been described and presented in this press release in order to provide shareholders and potential investors with additional information regarding the Company's financial results, liquidity and its ability to generate funds to finance its operations. Management's use of these measures has been disclosed further in this press release as these measures are discussed and presented.

Additional Information

Further information regarding Calfrac Well Services Ltd., including the most recently filed Annual Information Form, can be accessed on the Company's website at www.calfrac.com or under the Company's public filings found at www.sedar.com.

Third Quarter Conference Call

Calfrac will be conducting a conference call for interested analysts, brokers, investors and news media representatives to review its 2013 third quarter results at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 . The conference call dial-in number is 1-888-231-8191 or 647-427-7450. The seven-day replay numbers are 1-855-859-2056 or 416-849-0833 (once connected, enter 90487663). A webcast of the conference call may be accessed via the Company's website at www.calfrac.com.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
  September 30, December 31,
As at 2013 2012
(C$000s) (unaudited) ($) ($)
ASSETS    
Current assets    
       Cash and cash equivalents 63,748 42,481
       Accounts receivable 298,029 320,143
       Income taxes recoverable 2,540 292
       Inventories 114,609 118,713
       Prepaid expenses and deposits 20,414 10,697
  499,340 492,326
Non-current assets    
       Property, plant and equipment 1,064,241 1,005,101
       Goodwill 10,523 10,523
       Deferred income tax assets 22,609 16,871
Total assets 1,596,713 1,524,821
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY    
Current liabilities    
       Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 191,175 168,250
       Bank loan (note 3) 14,911 -
       Current portion of long-term debt (note 4) 400 479
       Current portion of finance lease obligations - 740
  206,486 169,469
Non-current liabilities    
       Long-term debt (note 4) 457,247 441,018
       Other long-term liabilities 253 435
       Deferred income tax liabilities 145,794 133,140
Total liabilities 809,780 744,062
Equity attributable to the shareholders of Calfrac    
       Capital stock (note 5) 327,459 300,451
       Contributed surplus (note 7) 26,725 27,546
       Loan receivable for purchase of common shares (note 12) (2,500) (2,500)
       Retained earnings 439,990 458,543
       Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (3,131) (2,403)
  788,543 781,637
Non-controlling interest (1,610) (878)
Total equity 786,933 780,759
Total liabilities and equity 1,596,713 1,524,821
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
  Three Months Ended Sept. 30, Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s, except per share data) (unaudited) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Revenue 388,662 417,842 1,100,760 1,227,729
Cost of sales (note 13) 340,382 345,454 978,154 1,012,968
Gross profit 48,280 72,388 122,606 214,761
Expenses        
       Selling, general and administrative 24,408 24,190 70,542 67,713
       Foreign exchange losses (gains) 4,993 (358) 2,700 (4,442)
       (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant and
            equipment
(172) 88 (306) 632
       Interest 10,064 9,504 28,552 27,421
  39,293 33,424 101,488 91,324
Income before income tax 8,987 38,964 21,118 123,437
Income tax expense        
       Current 1,313 3,959 3,039 5,077
       Deferred 1,941 8,350 3,097 32,980
  3,254 12,309 6,136 38,057
Net income for the period 5,733 26,655 14,982 85,380
         
Net income (loss) attributable to:        
       Shareholders of Calfrac 6,089 26,917 16,150 85,903
       Non-controlling interest (356) (262) (1,168) (523)
  5,733 26,655 14,982 85,380
         
Earnings per share (note 5)        
       Basic 0.13 0.60 0.35 1.94
       Diluted 0.13 0.60 0.35 1.92
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  
  Three Months Ended Sept. 30, Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s) (unaudited) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Net income for the period 5,733 26,655 14,982 85,380
Other comprehensive income (loss)        
Items that may be subsequently reclassified        
       to profit or loss:        
               Change in foreign currency translation        
                       adjustment 514 145 (735) (4,316)
Comprehensive income for the period 6,247 26,800 14,247 81,064
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:        
       Shareholders of Calfrac 6,564 27,074 15,422 81,702
       Non-controlling interest (317) (274) (1,175) (638)
  6,247 26,800 14,247 81,064
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY              
                 
  Equity Attributable to the Shareholders of Calfrac    
  Share
Capital
Contributed
Surplus
Loan
Receivable for
Purchase of
Common
Shares
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Retained
Earnings
Total Non-
Controlling
Interest
Total
Equity
(C$000s) (unaudited) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Balance - January 1, 2013 300,451 27,546 (2,500) (2,403) 458,543 781,637 (878) 780,759
Net income (loss) for the period - - - - 16,150 16,150 (1,168) 14,982
Other comprehensive income (loss):                
       Cumulative translation adjustment - - - (728) - (728) (7) (735)
Comprehensive income (loss) for the period - - - (728) 16,150 15,422 (1,175) 14,247
Stock options:                
       Stock-based compensation recognized - 4,379 - - - 4,379 - 4,379
       Proceeds from issuance of shares 20,587 (5,200) - - - 15,387 - 15,387
Dividend Reinvestment Plan shares                
       issued (note 18) 6,421 - - - - 6,421 - 6,421
Dividends - - - - (34,378) (34,378) - (34,378)
Non-controlling interest contribution - - - - - - 118 118
Dilution of non-controlling interest - - - - (325) (325) 325 -
Balance - September 30, 2013 327,459 26,725 (2,500) (3,131) 439,990 788,543 (1,610) 786,933
                 
Balance - January 1, 2012 271,817 24,170 (2,500) 1,334 405,954 700,775 (206) 700,569
Net income (loss) for the period - - - - 85,903 85,903 (523) 85,380
Other comprehensive income (loss):                
       Cumulative translation adjustment - - - (4,201) - (4,201) (115) (4,316)
Comprehensive income (loss) for the period - - - (4,201) 85,903 81,702 (638) 81,064
Stock options:                
       Stock-based compensation recognized - 5,064 - - - 5,064 - 5,064
       Proceeds from issuance of shares 13,899 (3,370) - - - 10,529 - 10,529
Dividend Reinvestment Plan shares                
       issued (note 18) 7,854 - - - - 7,854 - 7,854
Dividends - - - - (22,182) (22,182) - (22,182)
Non-controlling interest contribution - - - - - - 193 193
Balance - September 30, 2012 293,570 25,864 (2,500) (2,867) 469,675 783,742 (651) 783,091
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
  Three Months Ended Sept. 30, Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s) (unaudited) ($) ($) ($) ($)
CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY (USED IN)        
OPERATING ACTIVITIES        
       Net income for the period 5,733 26,655 14,982 85,380
       Adjusted for the following:        
               Depreciation 27,811 22,406 78,596 66,747
               Stock-based compensation 1,518 1,743 4,379 5,064
               Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains) 4,256 (4,516) 1,670 (8,433)
               (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment equipment
(172) 88 (306) 632
               Interest 10,064 9,504 28,552 27,421
               Deferred income taxes 1,941 8,350 3,097 32,980
       Interest paid (1,423) (412) (19,384) (17,713)
       Changes in items of working capital (note 10) 50,723 (61,228) 33,767 (15,049)
Cash flows provided by operating activities 100,451 2,590 145,353 177,029
FINANCING ACTIVITIES        
       Bank loan proceeds 3,874 - 16,423 2,734
      Issuance of long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs
(205) - 25,715 71
       Long-term debt repayments (26,085) (106) (26,323) (336)
       Finance lease obligation repayments - (133) (740) (1,599)
       Net proceeds on issuance of common shares 3,139 874 15,387 10,529
       Dividends paid, net of DRIP (note 18) (8,159) (16,099) (16,426) (18,704)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities
(27,436) (15,464) 14,036 (7,305)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES        
       Purchase of property, plant and equipment (note 10) (36,498) (55,320) (141,794) (205,983)
       Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment
282 518 1,086 1,513
       Other - - 118 193
Cash flows used in investing activities (36,216) (54,802) (140,590) (204,277)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(3,994) (2,512) 2,468 (2,047)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 32,805 (70,188) 21,267 (36,600)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 30,943 166,643 42,481 133,055
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 63,748 96,455 63,748 96,455
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the nine months ended September 30, 2013

(Amounts in text and tables are in thousands of Canadian dollars, except share data and certain other exceptions as indicated) (unaudited)

1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS, BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND ADOPTION OF IFRS

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. (the "Company") was formed through the amalgamation of Calfrac Well Services Ltd. (predecessor company originally incorporated on June 28, 1999 ) and Denison Energy Inc. ("Denison") on March 24, 2004 under the Business Corporations Act ( Alberta ). The registered office is at 411 - 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada , T2P 1E3. The Company provides specialized oilfield services, including hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, cementing and other well completion services to the oil and natural gas industries in Canada , the United States , Russia , Mexico , Argentina and Colombia .

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements were prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34 Interim Financial Reporting using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and interpretations by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC). They should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 . The Company has consistently applied the same accounting policies throughout all periods presented, as if these policies had always been in effect.

These financial statements were approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for issuance on November 5, 2013 .

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These interim consolidated financial statements follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as the most recent annual financial statements.

For purposes of calculating income taxes during interim periods, the Company utilizes estimated annualized income tax rates. Current income tax expense is only recognized when taxable income is such that current income taxes become payable.

The adoption of accounting standards and amendments, effective January 1, 2013 , is disclosed in the March 31, 2013 interim consolidated financial statements.

3. BANK LOAN

The Company's Argentinean subsidiary has two operating lines of credit, of which a total of ARS83,839 ($14,911) was drawn at September 30, 2013 . The interest rate ranges from 18.5 percent to 24.0 percent and both lines of credit are secured by letters of credit issued by the Company.

4. LONG-TERM DEBT

  September 30, December 31,
As at 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($)
US$450,000 senior unsecured notes due December 1, 2020,    
       bearing interest at 7.5% payable semi-annually 463,635 447,705
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs (6,463) (6,895)
  457,172 440,810
Extendible revolving term loan facility, secured by Canadian    
       and U.S. assets of the Company - -
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs (1,358) (1,444)
  (1,358) (1,444)
US$1,750 mortgage maturing May 2018 bearing interest at U.S.    
  prime less 1%, repayable at US$33 per month principal and    
  interest, secured by certain real property 1,803 2,003
ARS169 Argentina term loan maturing December 31, 2013    
  bearing interest at 18.25%, repayable at ARS61 per month    
  principal and interest, secured by a Company guarantee 30 128
  457,647 441,497
Less: current portion of long-term debt (400) (479)
  457,247 441,018

The fair value of the senior unsecured notes, as measured based on the closing quoted market price at September 30, 2013 , was $467,112 ( December 31, 2012 - $443,228 ). The carrying values of the mortgage obligations, term loans and revolving term loan facilities approximate their fair values as the interest rates are not significantly different from current interest rates for similar loans.

The interest rate on the $280,000 revolving term loan facility is based on the parameters of certain bank covenants. For Canadian prime rate loans and U.S. base rate loans, the rate ranges from 0.50 percent to 1.25 percent above the respective base rates. For LIBOR-based loans and bankers' acceptance-based loans the margin thereon ranges from 1.50 percent to 2.25 percent above the respective base rates for such loans. The facility is repayable on or before its maturity of September 27, 2017 , assuming it is not extended. The maturity may be extended by one or more years at the Company's request and lenders' acceptance. The Company may also prepay principal without penalty. Debt issuance costs related to this facility are amortized over its term.

Interest on long-term debt (including the amortization of debt issuance costs) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $28,031 (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $27,232 ).

The Company also has an extendible operating loan facility, which includes overdraft protection in the amount of $20,000 . The interest rate is based on the parameters of certain bank covenants in the same fashion as the revolving term facility. Drawdowns under this facility are repayable on September 27, 2017 , assuming the facility is not extended. The term and commencement of principal repayments may be extended by one year on each anniversary at the Company's request and lenders' acceptance. The operating facility is secured by the Company's Canadian and U.S. assets.

At September 30, 2013 , the Company had utilized $24,779 of its loan facility for letters of credit, leaving $275,221 in available credit.

5. CAPITAL STOCK

Authorized capital stock consists of an unlimited number of common shares.

  Nine Months Ended Year Ended
  September 30, 2013 December 31, 2012
Continuity of Common Shares Shares Amount Shares Amount
  (#) (C$000s) (#) (C$000s)
Balance, beginning of period 45,020,641 300,451 43,709,073 271,817
Issued upon exercise of stock options 866,587 20,587 686,488 14,836
Dividend Reinvestment Plan shares        
       issued (note 18) 236,618 6,421 625,080 13,798
Balance, end of period 46,123,846 327,459 45,020,641 300,451

The weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was 45,577,577 basic and 45,903,388 diluted (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - 44,214,061 basic and 44,722,718 diluted). The difference between basic and diluted shares is attributable to the dilutive effect of stock options issued by the Company as disclosed in note 8.

6. NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

The Company received regulatory approval to purchase its own common shares in accordance with a Normal Course Issuer Bid for the one-year period November 7, 2011 through November 6, 2012 and for the one-year period November 12, 2012 through November 11, 2013 . There were no shares purchased under the Normal Course Issuer Bid for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 or for the year ended December 31, 2012 .

7. CONTRIBUTED SURPLUS

  Nine Months Ended Year Ended
  September 30, December 31,
Continuity of Contributed Surplus 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($)
Balance, beginning of period 27,546 24,170
       Stock options expensed 4,379 6,990
       Stock options exercised (5,200) (3,614)
Balance, end of period 26,725 27,546

8. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

(a) Stock Options

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012
    Average   Average
    Exercise   Exercise
Continuity of Stock Options Options Price Options Price
  (#) (C$) (#) (C$)
Balance, beginning of period 2,920,412 25.67 3,198,475 23.31
       Granted during the period 700,700 24.57 673,400 27.88
       Exercised for common shares (866,587) 17.76 (646,263) 16.29
       Forfeited/expired (135,875) 28.77 (272,475) 26.32
Balance, end of period 2,618,650 27.83 2,953,137 25.60

Stock options vest equally over four years and expire five years from the date of grant. The exercise price of outstanding options ranges from $8.35 to $37.18 with a weighted average remaining life of 2.86 years. When stock options are exercised, the proceeds, together with the compensation expense previously recorded in contributed surplus, are added to capital stock.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , $4,379 of compensation expense was recognized for stock options (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $5,064 ). This amount is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.

(b) Stock Units

Nine Months Ended Sept. 30, 2013 2012
Continuity of Stock Units Deferred Performance Restricted Deferred Performance Restricted
  Stock Stock Stock Stock Stock Stock
  Units Units Units Units Units Units
  (#) (#) (#) (#) (#) (#)
Balance, beginning of period 35,000 45,000 247,230 35,000 40,000 -
       Granted during the period 35,000 45,000 393,725 35,000 45,000 262,135
       Exercised (35,000) (45,000) (82,410) (35,000) (40,000) -
       Forfeited - - (32,600) - - (15,930)
Balance, end of period 35,000 45,000 525,945 35,000 45,000 246,205

The Company grants deferred stock units to its outside directors. These units vest in November of the year of grant and are settled either in cash (equal to the market value of the underlying shares at the time of exercise) or in Company shares purchased on the open market. The fair value of the deferred stock units is recognized equally over the vesting period, based on the current market price of the Company's shares. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , $800 of compensation expense was recognized for deferred stock units (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $629 ). This amount is included in selling, general and administrative expenses. At September 30, 2013 , the liability pertaining to deferred stock units was $822 ( December 31, 2012 - $877 ).

The Company grants performance stock units to its senior officers who do not participate in the stock option plan. The amount of the grants earned is linked to corporate performance and the grants vest on the approval of the Board of Directors at the meeting held to approve the consolidated financial statements for the year in respect of which performance is being evaluated. As with the deferred stock units, performance stock units are settled either in cash or Company shares purchased on the open market. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , $1,129 of compensation expense was recognized for performance stock units (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $967 ). This amount is included in selling, general and administrative expenses. At September 30, 2013 , the liability pertaining to performance stock units was $1,056 ( December 31, 2012 - $1,127 ).

The Company grants restricted share units to its employees. These units vest equally over three years and are settled either in cash (equal to the market value of the underlying shares at the time of exercise) or in Company shares purchased on the open market. The fair value of the restricted share units is recognized over the vesting period, based on the current market price of the Company's shares. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 , $7,168 of compensation expense was recognized for restricted share units (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $2,670 ). This amount is included in selling, general and administrative expense. At September 30, 2013 , the liability pertaining to restricted share units was $8,833 ( December 31, 2012 - $3,693 ).

Changes in the Company's obligations under the deferred and performance stock unit plans, which arise from fluctuations in the market value of the Company's shares underlying these compensation programs, are recorded as the share value changes.

9. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The financial instruments included in the Company's consolidated balance sheets are cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, bank loan and long-term debt.

The fair values of these financial instruments, except long-term debt, approximate their carrying amounts. The fair value of the senior unsecured notes based on the closing market price at September 30, 2013 , was $467,112 before deduction of unamortized debt issuance costs ( December 31, 2012 - $443,228 ). The carrying value of the senior unsecured notes at September 30, 2013 was $463,635 before deduction of unamortized debt issuance costs ( December 31, 2012 - $447,705 ). The fair value of the remaining long-term debt approximates its carrying value, as described in note 4.

10. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

Changes in non-cash operating assets and liabilities are as follows:

  Three Months Ended Sept 30, Nine Months Ended Sept 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s)        
Accounts receivable 14,488 (93,203) 22,114 9,650
Income taxes recoverable 434 2,744 (2,247) 1,393
Inventory 994 (8,102) 4,104 (29,256)
Prepaid expenses and deposits (2,356) 2,589 (9,717) (2,995)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 37,218 34,795 19,695 6,448
Other long-term liabilities (55) (51) (182) (289)
  50,723 (61,228) 33,767 (15,049)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment is comprised of:

  Three Months Ended Sept 30, Nine Months Ended Sept 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s)        
Property, plant and equipment additions (34,683) (63,962) (125,290) (223,323)
Changes in non-cash assets and liabilities        
       related to purchase of property, plant and        
      equipment (1,815) 8,642 (16,504) 17,340
  (36,498) (55,320) (141,794) (205,983)

11. CAPITAL STRUCTURE

The Company's capital structure is comprised of shareholders' equity and long-term debt. The Company's objectives in managing capital are (i) to maintain flexibility so as to preserve its access to capital markets and its ability to meet its financial obligations, and (ii) to finance growth, including potential acquisitions.

The Company manages its capital structure and makes adjustments in light of changing market conditions and new opportunities, while remaining cognizant of the cyclical nature of the oilfield services sector. To maintain or adjust its capital structure, the Company may revise its capital spending, adjust dividends paid to shareholders, issue new shares or new debt or repay existing debt.

The Company monitors its capital structure and financing requirements using, amongst other parameters, the ratio of long-term debt to cash flow. Cash flow for this purpose is calculated on a 12-month trailing basis and is defined below.

  September 30, December 31,
For the twelve months ended 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($)
Net income 25,963 96,361
Adjusted for the following:    
  Depreciation 102,230 90,381
  Amortization of debt issuance costs and debt discount 1,277 1,234
  Stock-based compensation 6,305 6,990
  Unrealized foreign exchange gains (792) (10,895)
  Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment (136) 802
  Deferred income taxes 6,759 36,642
Cash flow 141,606 221,515

The ratio of long-term debt to cash flow does not have a standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

At September 30, 2013 , the long-term debt to cash flow ratio was 3.23:1 ( December 31, 2012 - 1.99:1) calculated on a 12-month trailing basis as follows:

  September 30, December 31,
As at 2013 2012
(C$000s, except ratio) ($) ($)
Long-term debt (net of unamortized debt issuance costs) (note 4) 457,647 441,497
Cash flow 141,606 221,515
Long-term debt to cash flow ratio 3.23:1 1.99:1

The Company is subject to certain financial covenants relating to working capital, leverage and the generation of cash flow in respect of its operating and revolving credit facilities. These covenants are monitored on a monthly basis. The Company is in compliance with all such covenants.

The Company's capital management objectives, evaluation measures and targets have remained unchanged over the periods presented.

12. RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS

In November 2010 , the Company lent a senior officer $2,500 to purchase common shares of the Company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The loan is on a non-recourse basis and is secured by the common shares acquired with the loan proceeds. It is for a term of five years and bears interest at the rate of 3.375 percent per annum, payable annually. The market value of the shares that secure the loan was approximately $2,648 as at September 30, 2013 ( December 31, 2012 - $2,119 ). In accordance with applicable accounting standards regarding share purchase loans receivable, this loan is classified as a reduction of shareholders' equity due to its non-recourse nature. In addition, the shares purchased with the loan proceeds are considered to be, in substance, stock options.

The Company leases certain premises from an entity controlled by a member of its Board of Directors. The rent charged for these premises for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $343 (nine months ended September 30, 2012 - $267 ), as measured at the exchange amount.

13. PRESENTATION OF EXPENSES

The Company presents its expenses on the consolidated statements of operations using the function of expense method whereby expenses are classified according to their function within the Company. This method was selected as it is more closely aligned with the Company's business structure. The Company's functions under IFRS are as follows:

  • operations; and
  • selling, general and administrative.

Cost of sales includes direct operating costs (including product costs, direct labour and overhead costs) and depreciation on assets relating to operations.

Additional information on the nature of expenses is as follows:

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($)
Product costs 333,670 374,947
Depreciation 78,596 66,747
Amortization of debt issuance costs and debt discount 965 922
Employee benefits expense (note 14) 274,403 268,382

14. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS EXPENSE

Employee benefits include all forms of consideration given by the Company in exchange for services rendered by employees.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012
(C$000s) ($) ($)
Salaries and short-term employee benefits 257,264 253,415
Post-employment benefits (group retirement savings plan) 2,405 2,499
Share-based payments 13,475 10,901
Termination benefits 1,259 1,567
  274,403 268,382

15. CONTINGENCIES

Greek Litigation

As a result of the acquisition and amalgamation with Denison in 2004, the Company assumed certain legal obligations relating to Denison's Greek operations.

In 1998, North Aegean Petroleum Company E.P.E. ("NAPC"), a Greek subsidiary of a consortium in which Denison participated (and which is now a majority-owned subsidiary of the Company), terminated employees in Greece as a result of the cessation of its oil and natural gas operations in that country. Several groups of former employees filed claims against NAPC and the consortium alleging that their termination was invalid and that their severance pay was improperly determined.

In 1999, the largest group of plaintiffs received a ruling from the Athens Court of First Instance that their termination was invalid and that salaries in arrears amounting to approximately $9,541 ( 6,846 euros ) plus interest were due to the former employees. This decision was appealed to the Athens Court of Appeal, which allowed the appeal in 2001 and annulled the above-mentioned decision of the Athens Court of First Instance. The said group of former employees filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Greece , which was heard on May 29, 2007 . The Supreme Court of Greece allowed the appeal and sent the matter back to the Athens Court of Appeal for the consideration of the quantum of awardable salaries in arrears. On June 3, 2008 , the Athens Court of Appeal rejected NAPC's appeal and reinstated the award of the Athens Court of First Instance, which decision was further appealed to the Supreme Court of Greece . The matter was heard on April 20, 2010 and a decision rejecting such appeal was rendered in June 2010 . NAPC and the Company are assessing available rights of appeal to any other levels of court in any jurisdiction where such an appeal is warranted.

Several other smaller groups of former employees have filed similar claims in various courts in Greece . One of these cases was heard by the Athens Court of First Instance on January 18, 2007 . By judgment rendered November 23, 2007 , the plaintiff's allegations were partially accepted, and the plaintiff was awarded compensation for additional work of approximately $49 ( 35 euros ), plus interest. The appeal of this decision was heard on June 2, 2009 , at which time an additional claim by the plaintiff was also heard. A decision in respect of the hearing has been rendered which accepted NAPC's appeal of the initial claim and partially accepted the additional claim of the plaintiff, resulting in an award of approximately $15 ( 11 euros ), plus interest.

Another one of the lawsuits seeking salaries in arrears of $178 ( 128 euros ) plus interest was heard by the Supreme Court of Greece on November 6, 2007 , at which date the appeal of the plaintiffs was denied for technical reasons due to improper service. A rehearing of this appeal was heard on September 21, 2010 and the decision rendered declared once again the appeal inadmissible due to technical reasons. The remaining action, which is seeking salaries in arrears of approximately $612 ( 439 euros ) plus interest, was scheduled to be heard before the Athens Court of First Instance on October 1, 2009 , but has been postponed a total of four times, including the most recent postponement on February 22, 2013 . No new date has been set yet for the postponed hearing.

The maximum aggregate interest payable under the claims noted above amounted to $16,901 ( 12,127 euros ) as at September 30, 2013 .

Management is of the view that it is improbable there will be an outflow of economic resources from the Company to settle these claims. Consequently, no provision has been recorded in these consolidated financial statements.

U.S. Litigation

A class and collective action complaint was filed against the Company in September 2012 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania . The complaint alleges failure to pay U.S. employees the correct amount of overtime pay required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. In May 2013 , the plaintiffs amended their complaint adding a Colorado wage-hour claim. In June 2013 , the parties filed a joint stipulation for conditional class action certification of the FLSA collective action with certain current and former employees as the defined class. The notice to opt-in to the class was mailed to 1,204 current and former employees in September 2013 . The opt-in period expires on November 15, 2013 . Shortly after the class opt-in expiry, the parties must file a joint discovery plan.

The Company has filed answers to each complaint in a timely fashion and believes it has defences to each claim. At this time no motion for final class certification as to the FLSA claim or motion for certification of the Pennsylvania or Colorado state law claims has been filed. Thus no FLSA, Pennsylvania or Colorado class has been certified, and neither the scope nor size of any potential class on any of these claims is known. Plaintiffs have not alleged an amount of damages and at this time it is not possible to predict the amount of any potential recovery. Given the early stage of the proceedings, the uncertainty regarding the potential class size and the existence of available defenses, no provision has been recorded in the Company's financial statements in respect of these claims as the direction and financial consequences of the complaint cannot be determined at this time. The Company does not have insurance coverage for these claims.

16. SEGMENTED INFORMATION

The Company's activities are conducted in four geographic segments: Canada , the United States , Russia and Latin America . All activities are related to hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, cementing and other well completion services for the oil and natural gas industry.

The business segments presented reflect the Company's management structure and the way its management reviews business performance. The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments primarily based on operating income, as defined below.

    United   Latin    
  Canada States Russia America Corporate Consolidated
(C$000s) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2013        
Revenue 167,707 153,650 42,913 24,392 - 388,662
Operating income (loss)(1) 28,750 31,315 5,347 (499) (13,230) 51,683
Segmented assets 690,270 604,552 143,051 158,840 - 1,596,713
Capital expenditures 16,866 7,455 1,486 8,876 - 34,683
Goodwill 7,236 2,308 979 - - 10,523
Three Months Ended September 30, 2012          
Revenue 200,763 158,473 31,228 27,378 - 417,842
Operating income (loss)(1) 56,371 22,674 3,495 1,990 (13,926) 70,604
Segmented assets 727,781 590,146 123,185 91,436 - 1,532,548
Capital expenditures 22,184 39,256 1,610 912 - 63,962
Goodwill 7,236 2,308 979 - - 10,523
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013          
Revenue 480,002 426,935 117,379 76,444 - 1,100,760
Operating income (loss)(1) 86,697 74,529 10,694 (313) (40,947) 130,660
Segmented assets 690,270 604,552 143,051 158,840 - 1,596,713
Capital expenditures 62,273 39,613 8,450 14,954 - 125,290
Goodwill 7,236 2,308 979 - - 10,523
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012          
Revenue 531,306 528,508 88,569 79,346 - 1,227,729
Operating income (loss)(1) 139,533 99,641 6,820 5,738 (37,937) 213,795
Segmented assets 727,781 590,146 123,185 91,436 - 1,532,548
Capital expenditures 102,686 111,978 3,719 4,940 - 223,323
Goodwill 7,236 2,308 979 - - 10,523

(1)      Operating income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) before depreciation, interest, foreign exchange gains or losses, gains or losses on disposal of property, plant and equipment, and income taxes.

           
  Three Months Ended Sept 30, Nine Months Ended Sept 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s)        
Net income (loss) 5,733 26,655 14,982 85,380
Add back (deduct):        
       Depreciation 27,811 22,406 78,596 66,747
       Interest 10,064 9,504 28,552 27,421
       Foreign exchange losses (gains) 4,993 (358) 2,700 (4,442)
             (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (172) 88 (306) 632
       Income taxes 3,254 12,309 6,136 38,057
Operating income 51,683 70,604 130,660 213,795

Operating income does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

The following table sets forth consolidated revenue by service line:

  Three Months Ended Sept 30, Nine Months Ended Sept 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
(C$000s)        
Fracturing 352,925 376,030 1,000,566 1,104,690
Coiled tubing 19,469 28,579 50,576 80,577
Cementing 13,844 7,865 38,121 24,568
Other 2,424 5,368 11,497 17,894
  388,662 417,842 1,100,760 1,227,729

17. SEASONALITY OF OPERATIONS

The Company's Canadian and United States businesses are seasonal in nature. The lowest activity levels in these areas are typically experienced during the second quarter of the year when road weight restrictions are in place and access to wellsites in Canada and North Dakota is reduced.

18. DIVIDEND REINVESTMENT PLAN

The Company has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) that allows shareholders to direct cash dividends paid on all or a portion of their common shares to be reinvested in additional common shares that are issued at 95 percent of the volume-weighted average price of the common shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange during the last five trading days preceding the relevant dividend payment date.

A dividend of $0.25 per common share was declared on June 14, 2013 and paid on July 15, 2013 . Of the total dividend of $11,472 , $3,313 was reinvested under the DRIP into 111,594 common shares of the Company.

A dividend of $0.25 per common share was declared on February 26, 2013 and paid on April 15, 2013 . Of the total dividend of $11,375 , $3,108 was reinvested under the DRIP into 125,024 common shares of the Company.

A dividend of $0.10 per common share was declared on December 8, 2011 and paid on January 31, 2012 . Of the total dividend of $4,376 , $1,771 was reinvested under the DRIP into 71,189 common shares of the Company.

A dividend of $0.25 per common share ($11,531) was declared on September 17, 2013 , to be paid on October 15, 2013 .

19. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On October 1, 2013 , the Company completed the acquisition of all of the operating assets of Mission Well Services, LLC, a privately-held hydraulic fracturing and coiled tubing services provider located in San Antonio, Texas operating in the Eagle Ford shale play of Texas . This acquisition provides the Company with modern fracturing and coiled tubing equipment and an entry into the Texas market. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, the total purchase price was approximately US$145.7 million , excluding transaction costs, which included certain working capital associated with the ongoing operations of the business. The purchase price accounting for this transaction had not yet been finalized at the time these financial statements were authorized for issuance.

On October 8, 2013 , the Company closed a private offering of US$150.0 million aggregate principal of its 7.50 percent senior notes yielding net proceeds of US$149.4 million after applicable discount. Fixed interest on the notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The notes will mature on December 1, 2020 . The net proceeds from this offering were used to finance the Mission asset acquisition.

 

SOURCE Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Contact:

Douglas R. Ramsay
Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:  403-266-6000
Fax:  403-266-7381

Tom J. Medvedic
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development 
& Interim Chief Financial Officer
Telephone:  403-266-6000
Fax:  403-266-7381

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