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Core Lab Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results From Continuing Operations:

- COMPANY REVENUE OF $173 MILLION, UP 2.5% SEQUENTIALLY

- GAAP EPS OF $0.54; $0.50, EX-ITEMS, UP 9% SEQUENTIALLY

- CORE GENERATES FCF FOR 72ND CONSECUTIVE QUARTER

- RESERVOIR DESCRIPTION REVENUE HIGHEST SINCE Q4 2015

- RESERVOIR DESCRIPTION OPERATING MARGINS OF 18%, EX-ITEMS, UP 290 BPS YEAR-OVER-YEAR

- PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT REVENUE UP SLIGHTLY SEQUENTIALLY; U.S. COMPLETIONS DOWN GREATER THAN 10%

- COMPANY POSTS OILFIELD SERVICE-LEADING ROIC OF 19.9%

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: "CLB US" and Euronext Amsterdam: "CLB NA") ("Core", "Core Lab", or the "Company") reported that continuing operations resulted in third quarter 2019 revenue of $173,200,000.  Core's operating income was $31,200,000 with earnings per diluted share ("EPS") of $0.54, all in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"); operating income, ex-items, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $31,800,000, yielding operating margins of 18% and EPS, ex-items, of $0.50. A full reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures is included in the attached financial tables.

Core's Board of Supervisory Directors ("Board") and the Company's Executive Management continue to focus on strategies that maximize return on invested capital ("ROIC") and free cash flow ("FCF"), a non-GAAP financial measure defined as cash from operations less capital expenditures, factors that have high correlation to maximizing total shareholder return.  Core's asset-light business model and capital discipline promote capital efficiency designed to produce more predictable and superior long-term ROIC.   Bloomberg's calculations using the latest comparable data available indicate that Core's ROIC of 19.9% is the highest of the oilfield service companies listed as Core's Comp Group by Bloomberg.

Segment Highlights

Core Laboratories reports results under two operating segments: Reservoir Description and Production Enhancement.

Reservoir Description

Reservoir Description revenue in the third quarter of 2019 was $109,300,000 – a four year high, up 3.5% sequentially and up 5.5% year-over-year, driven by international activity, which increased more than 9% year-over-year.  Operating income on a GAAP basis was $18,800,000, while operating income, ex-items, was $19,200,000, up 5.5% sequentially and 26% year-over-year, yielding year-over-year incremental margins in excess of 65% and operating margins, ex-items, of 18%.

Reservoir Description operations are heavily exposed to international and offshore activity levels, with approximately 80% of its revenue sourced from outside the U.S., where core, reservoir fluid and derived product samples originate from international projects.  Improvement in year-over-year and sequential financial performance in Reservoir Description is a result of increased international and offshore client activity.  Core conducted services for both newly developed fields and brownfield extensions in offshore areas such as: Australia, Brazil, Guyana, the Gulf of Mexico, the Middle East and the North Sea.  These analytical programs provide accurate, comprehensive datasets of rock and hydrocarbon properties that are critical for optimizing reservoir appraisal and development.

In the third quarter of 2019, Core Lab, under the direction of Santos Limited, continued its work on an extensive laboratory analytical program designed to evaluate both conventional core and reservoir fluids from the shallow-water Dorado discovery, located in the Bedout Sub-Basin, offshore Western Australia.  More than 700 feet of conventional core were recovered from this high-quality sandstone reservoir.  Core Lab utilized its proprietary, non-invasive, Digital Rock Characterization ("DRC") technology to determine lithological characteristics in the reservoir intervals of interest.  In addition, the DRC work enabled Santos' and Core Lab's technical staff to quickly select representative samples for advanced geological and petrophysical testing. The ongoing physical measurements that are being conducted on these representative samples are crucial for accurate pay zone modeling, downhole log calibration and reserve calculations.

In addition to the reservoir rock characterization program, subsurface hydrocarbon samples were collected from multiple stratigraphic horizons within the reservoir.  Core Lab's proprietary, mercury-free, Pressure-Volume-Temperature ("PVT") Cell was used to determine the phase behavior relationships of the hydrocarbons under varying conditions.  Core Lab is pleased to be playing a role in evaluating one of the largest hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Western Australia.

Production Enhancement

Production Enhancement operations, largely focused on complex completions in unconventional tight-oil reservoirs in the U.S. and conventional offshore development projects, posted third quarter 2019 revenue of $63,900,000; up slightly sequentially.  Operating income on a GAAP basis was $11,500,000, while operating income, ex-items, was $11,600,000, which yielded operating margins, ex-items, of 18%. Production Enhancement's sequential performance was underpinned by high-end energetic sales and continued GoGunTM market penetration, offsetting the more than 10% decline, according to Rystad data, in U.S. well completions.  In addition, sequential improvement in demand for diagnostic tracers supported improved financial performance for the segment.

Core Lab continues to be the technological leader in the design of more efficient and effective energetics, now employing the recently announced cutting-edge, Reservoir Optimized Completions Lab ("ROC LabTM") in Godley, Texas.  The ROC LabTM is designed to determine the best Fit-For-ReservoirTM ("FFR") energetic solutions for specific stratigraphic targets.  This more focused approach allows operators to optimize completion strategies for each producing formation in a basin, tuning energetic performance to the specific geologic properties of reservoir zones.  Core will use its extensive worldwide petrophysical and reservoir fluids database, including its proprietary Rock Catalog, combined with its cutting edge ROC LabTM, to customize FFR energetics.  This will enable Core's clients to optimize initial production rates and maximize their Estimated Ultimate Recoveries and ROICs.  Core is uniquely capable of bringing together its ballistics expertise, vast geological and flow studies knowledge, laboratory-instrumentation manufacturing and digital imaging technologies to provide this industry-leading service.

During the third quarter of 2019, Core Lab increased penetration of the U.S. energetic systems market with the pre-assembled GoGunTM.  Core's approach to the integrated perforating gun system market continues to focus on technologically sophisticated clients.  Core's line-up of energetic systems is led by technological solutions focused on ultra-high performance energetic products, versus commodity products, resulting in both greater reservoir performance and improved wellsite efficiency.  Core Lab continues its investments in Production Enhancement to expand and advance its energetic systems capabilities, and make improvements through capital investment in automation and other efficiency programs.  Core Lab remains committed to its plan to increase production of GoGunTM systems and production capabilities in 2020 to satisfy client demand.

Also in the third quarter of 2019, Core Lab continued its work on a comprehensive completion diagnostic program for LLOG Exploration Company, L.L.C. on their deepwater Buckskin Project in the Gulf of Mexico.  Core's diagnostic technologies were used to evaluate sand control for the operator's deepwater completion strategy.  The operator's reservoir, having multiple pay zones, required separate completions across each reservoir horizon.  Given the multiple pay zones and varying rock properties, the operator elected to utilize an alternative completion approach.  Core utilized SpectraStimTM, SpectraScan®, PackScan®, and FLOWPROFILERTM diagnostic services to provide direct measurements of the completion quality, completion fluid recovery, and oil contribution from each of the completed stages.

Core's diagnostic services guided LLOG Exploration's decision to frac pack the well using a single-stage/multi-trip strategy, as opposed to the more typical multi-stage/single-trip strategy.  This approach allowed for more proppant to be placed in each target zone, while minimizing operational risks.  Core's diagnostic services confirmed effective frac pack placement across all five completed stages, providing the operator with confidence to flow the well aggressively and achieve higher than normal drawdowns with no degradation of the flow capacities.  The diagnostic data utilized by the operator resulted in a material increase in production compared to the original forecast.

Free Cash Flow, Dividends and Share Repurchases

During the third quarter of 2019, Core continued to generate FCF, with cash from operations of $26,000,000 and capital expenditures of $5,300,000, yielding FCF of $20,700,000.  The sequential improvement in operating results also generated higher levels of FCF for the third quarter, approaching 90% of net income. As Core continues to expand its offerings of products like the GoGunTM and Select Fire Switch (SFS) TM, investments in working capital are required.

The third quarter of 2019 also marks the 72nd consecutive quarter that the Company generated positive FCF. Core's third quarter 2019 free cash was returned to Core's shareholders via the Company's regular quarterly dividend.  Core will continue its commitment to invest for future growth of the Company, and will return generated FCF to shareholders via the Company's regular quarterly dividend and future opportunistic share repurchases.

On 12 July 2019, the Board announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share of common stock, which was paid on 12 August 2019 to shareholders of record on 22 July 2019.  Dutch withholding tax was deducted from the dividend at a rate of 15%.

On 8 October 2019, the Board announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share of common stock, payable in the fourth quarter of 2019.  The quarterly cash dividend will be payable on 19 November 2019 to shareholders of record on 18 October 2019.  Dutch withholding tax will be deducted from the dividend at a rate of 15%.

Return On Invested Capital

Core Lab's ROIC of 19.9% is the highest of the peer group compiled and reported by Bloomberg.  The Company's Board has established an internal performance metric of achieving a leading relative ROIC performance compared with the oilfield service companies listed as Core's Comp Group by Bloomberg.  The Company and its Board believe that ROIC is a leading long-term performance metric used by shareholders to determine the relative investment value of publicly traded companies.  Further, the Company and its Board believe that shareholders will benefit if Core consistently performs at high levels of ROIC relative to its Comp Group.  Core Lab's commitment to capital stewardship is driven in part by the Company's continuing philosophy of having a low capital intensive business, averaging less than 4% of Company revenues.

According to the latest Comp Group financial information from Bloomberg, Core's ROIC is the highest of any comparably-sized oilfield service company (greater than $1.5 billion market capitalization).  Comp Group companies listed by Bloomberg include: Halliburton, Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco, Baker Hughes, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, Wood (formerly known as "The Wood Group"), and Apergy, among others.  Core Lab is one of only three of the 17 companies listed in the Comp Group posting ROIC that exceeded their Weighted Average Cost of Capital ("WACC").  Core's ratio of ROIC to WACC is the highest of any company in the Comp Group.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Revenue and EPS Guidance

The balance of supply and demand did not materially change during the third quarter 2019.   As the balancing of global crude-oil supply and demand continues, this should support a stable and positive crude-oil price, which underpins the reinvestment and Final Investment Decisions in international crude-oil field projects.  These international investments are critical, as the decline in production from mature fields continues and new field development is required to replace the current supply.  Consequently, the outlook for activity on international projects remains positive for Core's Reservoir Description segment.

Operators continue to publicly indicate and confirm their focus on FCF and spending within the 2019 budgets are priorities.  This was apparent during the third quarter 2019 with the notable decline in both the U.S. onshore rig count and completion activity.  As a result, Core believes fourth quarter U.S. land activity will continue to decline, from which Core's Production Enhancement segment will be most affected.  Core's Reservoir Description segment is also expected to be impacted by the decline in U.S. onshore activity, though to a lesser degree. 

Therefore, considering the expected but uncertain level of decline in U.S. land activity, Core projects consolidated fourth quarter 2019 revenue of approximately $161,000,000 to $163,000,000 and operating income of approximately $28,000,000 to $29,000,000, yielding operating margins of approximately 18%. The Company's EPS for the fourth quarter of 2019, using an effective tax rate of 20%, is projected to be $0.44 to $0.45.  Core Lab is executing cost control actions that were announced earlier this year.  Further, the Company will continue to evaluate opportunities to efficiently align the business with market conditions.

Core Lab's fourth quarter 2019 guidance is based on projections for the underlying operations and excludes gains or losses in foreign exchange.

Earnings Call Scheduled

The Company has scheduled a conference call to discuss Core's third quarter 2019 earnings announcement. The call will begin at 7:30 a.m. CDT / 2:30 p.m. CEST on Thursday, 24 October 2019.  To listen to the call, please go to Core's website at www.corelab.com.

Core Laboratories N.V. is a leading provider of proprietary and patented reservoir description and production enhancement services and products used to optimize petroleum reservoir performance.  The Company has over 70 offices in more than 50 countries and is located in every major oil-producing province in the world. This release, as well as other statements we make, includes forward-looking statements regarding the future revenue, profitability, business strategies and developments of the Company made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Federal securities law.  The Company's outlook is subject to various important cautionary factors, including risks and uncertainties related to the oil and natural gas industry, business conditions, international markets, international political climates and other factors as more fully described in the Company's most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  These important factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations of the Company's performance and are subject to a variety of factors, some of which are not under the control of the Company.  Because the information herein is based solely on data currently available, and because it is subject to change as a result of changes in conditions over which the Company has no control or influence, such forward-looking statements should not be viewed as assurance regarding the Company's future performance.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release, except as required by law.

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CORE LABORATORIES N.V. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



% Variance





September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



September 30,
2018



vs. Q2-19



vs. Q3-18



REVENUE


$

173,200



$

169,038



$

182,146



2.5%



(4.9)%

























OPERATING EXPENSES:






















Costs of services and sales



125,996




124,451




128,179



1.2%



(1.7)%



General and administrative expense



11,012




9,801




13,278



12.4%



(17.1)%



Depreciation and amortization



5,697




5,786




5,680



(1.5)%



0.3%



Other (income) expense, net



(712)




992




130



NM



NM



Total operating expenses



141,993




141,030




147,267



0.7%



(3.6)%

























OPERATING INCOME



31,207




28,008




34,879



11.4%



(10.5)%



Interest expense



3,662




3,714




3,278



(1.4)%



11.7%



Income from continuing operations before income tax expense



27,545




24,294




31,601



13.4%



(12.8)%



Income tax expense



3,335




4,808




9,404



(30.6)%



(64.5)%



Income from continuing operations



24,210




19,486




22,197



24.2%



9.1%



Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



(397)




7,971




208



NM



NM



Net income



23,813




27,457




22,405



(13.3)%



6.3%



Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest



84




43




(7)



NM



NM



Net income attributable to Core Laboratories N.V.


$

23,729



$

27,414



$

22,412



(13.4)%



5.9%

























Diluted EPS from continuing operations


$

0.54



$

0.43



$

0.50



25.6%



8.0%

























Diluted EPS attributable to Core Laboratories N.V.


$

0.53



$

0.61



$

0.50



(13.1)%



6.0%

























Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding



44,716




44,815




44,591



(0.2)%



0.3%

























Effective tax rate



12

%



20

%



30

%


NM



NM

























SEGMENT INFORMATION:












































Revenue:






















Reservoir Description


$

109,339



$

105,649



$

103,609



3.5%



5.5%



Production Enhancement



63,861




63,389




78,537



0.7%



(18.7)%



Total


$

173,200



$

169,038



$

182,146



2.5%



(4.9)%

























Operating income:






















Reservoir Description


$

18,835



$

15,878



$

14,956



18.6%



25.9%



Production Enhancement



11,456




10,424




19,243



9.9%



(40.5)%



Corporate and Other



916




1,706




680



NM



NM



Total


$

31,207



$

28,008



$

34,879



11.4%



(10.5)%

























"NM" means not meaningful






















 

CORE LABORATORIES N.V. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended



% Variance





September 30,
2019



September 30,
2018







REVENUE


$

511,432



$

527,639



(3.1)%

















OPERATING EXPENSES:














Costs of services and sales



377,830




371,270



1.8%



General and administrative expense



38,250




38,189



0.2%



Depreciation and amortization



17,070




17,366



(1.7)%



Other (income) expense, net



2,653




170



NM



Total operating expenses



435,803




426,995



2.1%

















OPERATING INCOME



75,629




100,644



(24.9)%



Interest expense



11,102




9,694



14.5%



Income from continuing operations before income tax expense



64,527




90,950



(29.1)%



Income tax expense (benefit)



(19,467)




19,697



NM



Income from continuing operations



83,994




71,253



17.9%



Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes



7,833




(466)



NM



Net income



91,827




70,787



29.7%



Net income attributable to non-controlling interest



174




96



NM



Net income attributable to Core Laboratories N.V.


$

91,653



$

70,691



29.7%

















Diluted EPS from continuing operations


$

1.87



$

1.60



16.9%

















Diluted EPS attributable to Core Laboratories N.V.


$

2.04



$

1.59



28.3%

















Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding



44,854




44,613



0.5%

















Effective tax rate



(30)

%



22

%


NM

















SEGMENT INFORMATION:




























Revenue:














Reservoir Description


$

318,280



$

306,525



3.8%



Production Enhancement



193,152




221,114



(12.6)%



Total


$

511,432



$

527,639



(3.1)%

















Operating income:














Reservoir Description


$

40,892



$

44,473



(8.1)%



Production Enhancement



31,792




55,357



(42.6)%



Corporate and Other



2,945




814



NM



Total


$

75,629



$

100,644



(24.9)%

















"NM" means not meaningful














 

CORE LABORATORIES N.V. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited) 
















% Variance



ASSETS:


September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



December 31,
2018



vs. Q2-19



vs. Q4-18

























Cash and cash equivalents


$

13,128



$

12,546



$

13,116



4.6%



0.1%



Accounts receivable, net



137,355




134,900




129,157



1.8%



6.3%



Inventory



53,528




49,311




45,664



8.6%



17.2%



Other current assets



26,675




28,476




43,040



(6.3)%



(38.0)%



Total Current Assets



230,686




225,233




230,977



2.4%



(0.1)%

























Property, plant and equipment, net



125,078




125,699




122,917



(0.5)%



1.8%



Right-of-use assets



76,238




76,290






(0.1)%



NM



Intangibles, goodwill and other long-term assets, net



355,694




354,296




294,933



0.4%



20.6%



Total assets


$

787,696



$

781,518



$

648,827



0.8%



21.4%

























LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:












































Accounts payable


$

42,191



$

41,995



$

41,155



0.5%



2.5%



Short-term operating lease obligations



11,869




12,968






(8.5)%



NM



Other current liabilities



65,937




69,863




61,392



(5.6)%



7.4%



Total current liabilities



119,997




124,826




102,547



(3.9)%



17.0%

























Long-term debt, net



297,148




290,022




289,770



2.5%



2.5%



Long-term operating lease obligations



63,754




62,737






1.6%



NM



Other long-term liabilities



112,236




111,441




95,610



0.7%



17.4%

























Total equity



194,561




192,492




160,900



1.1%



20.9%



Total liabilities and equity


$

787,696



$

781,518



$

648,827



0.8%



21.4%



 

CORE LABORATORIES N.V. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended





September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



September 30,
2018



CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES














Income from continuing operations


$

24,210



$

19,486



$

22,197



Income (loss) from discontinued operations



(397)




7,971




208



Net Income


$

23,813



$

27,457



$

22,405



Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:














Stock-based compensation



3,311




3,245




6,141



Depreciation and amortization



5,697




5,786




5,680



Deferred income tax



(3,353)




(3,356)




(708)



Gain on sale of business






(1,154)






Gain on sale of discontinued operations



397




(8,808)






Accounts receivable



(2,603)




(2,385)




(6,547)



Inventory



(4,287)




1,492




(5,008)



Accounts payable



815




(399)




(6,011)



Other adjustments to net income



2,199




(4,798)




7,891



Net cash provided by operating activities


$

25,989



$

17,080



$

23,843

















CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES














Capital expenditures


$

(5,307)



$

(7,047)



$

(4,148)



Proceeds from sale of business






2,980






Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations



(1,853)




16,642






Other investing activities



(437)




(316)




(47,403)



Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


$

(7,597)



$

12,259



$

(51,551)

















CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES














Repayment of debt borrowings


$

(28,000)



$

(36,000)



$

(23,000)



Proceeds from debt borrowings



35,000




31,000




77,000



Dividends paid



(24,399)




(24,395)




(24,294)



Repurchase of treasury shares



(411)




(604)




(817)



Other financing activities









(102)



Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


$

(17,810)



$

(29,999)



$

28,787

















NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



582




(660)




1,079



CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period



12,546




13,206




13,021



CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period


$

13,128



$

12,546



$

14,100



 

CORE LABORATORIES N.V. & SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended





September 30,
2019



September 30,
2018



CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES










Income from continuing operations


$

83,994



$

71,253



Income (loss) from discontinued operations



7,833




(466)



Net Income


$

91,827



$

70,787



Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:










Stock-based compensation



17,652




18,533



Depreciation and amortization



17,070




17,366



Deferred income tax



(38,469)




(311)



Gain on sale of business



(1,154)






Gain on sale of discontinued operations



(8,411)






Accounts receivable



(8,924)




(11,972)



Inventory



(7,202)




(12,121)



Accounts payable



1,762




(2,571)



Other adjustments to net income



4,074




(5,785)



Net cash provided by operating activities


$

68,225



$

73,926













CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES










Capital expenditures


$

(17,537)



$

(16,063)



Proceeds from sale of business



2,980






Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations



14,789






Other investing activities



(775)




(48,802)



Net cash used in investing activities


$

(543)



$

(64,865)













CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES










Repayment of debt borrowings


$

(96,000)



$

(80,000)



Proceeds from debt borrowings



103,000




150,000



Dividends paid



(73,168)




(72,929)



Repurchase of treasury shares



(1,502)




(4,777)



Other financing activities






(1,655)



Net cash used in financing activities


$

(67,670)



$

(9,361)













NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



12




(300)



CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period



13,116




14,400



CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period


$

13,128



$

14,100



Non-GAAP Information

Management believes that the exclusion of certain income and expenses enables it to evaluate more effectively the Company's operations period-over-period and to identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked by the excluded Items.  For this reason, we use certain non-GAAP measures that exclude these Items; and we feel that this presentation provides a clearer comparison with the results reported in prior periods. The non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, as more fully discussed in the Company's financial statement and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reconciliation of Operating Income, Income from Continuing Operations and Earnings Per Diluted Share from Continuing Operations

(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)




Operating Income from Continuing Operations




Three Months Ended




September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



September 30,
2018


GAAP reported


$

31,207



$

28,008



$

34,879


Acquisition-related costs









656


Cost reduction and other charges






2,977





Gain on sale of business






(1,154)





Foreign exchange losses (gains)



569




(218)




1,135


Excluding specific items


$

31,776



$

29,613



$

36,670






Income from Continuing Operations




Three Months Ended




September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



September 30,
2018


GAAP reported


$

24,210



$

19,486



$

22,197


Acquisition-related costs









462


Cost reduction and other charges






2,381





Gain on sale of business






(1,154)





Foreign exchange losses (gains)



455




(174)




799


Impact of higher (lower) tax rate 1



(2,172)




181




4,925


Excluding specific items


$

22,493



$

20,720



$

28,383






Earnings Per Diluted Share from Continuing Operations




Three Months Ended




September 30,
2019



June 30,
2019



September 30,
2018


GAAP reported


$

0.54



$

0.43



$

0.50


Acquisition-related costs



-




-




0.01


Cost reduction and other charges



-




0.06




-


Gain on sale of business



-




(0.03)




-


Foreign exchange losses



0.01




-




0.02


Impact of higher (lower) tax rate 1



(0.05)




-




0.11


Excluding specific items


$

0.50



$

0.46



$

0.64















(1) 2019 Quarter 2 and 3 include adjustments to reflect tax expense at a normalized rate of 20%. 2018 Quarter 3 includes adjustments to reflect tax expense at a normalized rate of 15%.

 

Segment Information

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Operating Income from Continuing Operations




Three Months Ended September 30, 2019




Reservoir
Description



Production
Enhancement



Corporate and
Other


GAAP reported


$

18,835



$

11,456



$

916


Foreign exchange losses



365




143




61


Excluding specific items


$

19,200



$

11,599



$

977



Return on Invested Capital

Return on Invested Capital ("ROIC") is based on Bloomberg's calculation on the trailing four quarters from the most recently reported quarter and the balance sheet of the most recent reported quarter, and is presented based on our belief that this non-GAAP measure is useful information to investors and management when comparing our profitability and the efficiency with which we have employed capital over time relative to other companies. ROIC is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income.

ROIC of 19.9% is defined by Bloomberg as Net Operating Profit ("NOP") of $98 million plus Cash Operating Tax Benefit ("COT") of $7 million divided by Total Invested Capital ("TIC") of $524 million, where NOP is defined as GAAP net income before minority interest plus the sum of income tax expense, interest expense, and pension expense less pension service cost and COT is defined as income tax expense plus the sum of the change in net deferred taxes, and the tax effect on interest expense and TIC is defined as GAAP stockholder's equity plus the sum of net long-term debt, allowance for doubtful accounts, net balance of deferred taxes, income tax payable, and other charges.

Free Cash Flow

Core uses the non-GAAP measure of free cash flow to evaluate its cash flows and results of operations. Free cash flow is an important measurement because it represents the cash from operations, in excess of capital expenditures, available to operate the business and fund non-discretionary obligations. Free cash flow is not a measure of operating performance under GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation nor construed as an alternative consideration to operating income, net income, earnings per share, or cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities, each as determined in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow should not be considered a measure of liquidity. Moreover, since free cash flow is not a measure determined in accordance with GAAP and thus is susceptible to varying interpretations and calculations, free cash flow as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

Computation of Free Cash Flow

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended





September 30, 2019



September 30, 2019



Net cash provided by operating activities


$

25,989



$

68,225



Capital expenditures



(5,307)




(17,537)



Free cash flow


$

20,682



$

50,688



 

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