HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. (FTK) provided an update on the Company's cost reduction program and guidance of profitability regarding its results for the three months-ended December 31, 2017.
Selling, General and Administrative ("G&A") costs, excluding non-cash compensation expenses, are expected to be near the low end of the $15 million - $16 million guidance range provided on last quarter's conference call. Flotek expects its revenues in its Energy Chemistry Technologies segment to be in the $54 million - $56 million range and in its Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies segment to be in the $17 million - $18 million range.
John Chisholm, Flotek's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "I am pleased with the progress Flotek has made, and continues to make, towards reducing our cost structure. This initiative has resulted in decreased contract labor expenses, salary and benefits expenses and discretionary expenses-per-employee. While our progress is measurable, we will continue to identify further areas of cost controls in the coming months and maximize the efficiency and fixed cost-leverage of our organization. We believe our strategic initiatives will improve our profitable growth for our shareholders as we enter 2018."
"While we are still in the process of finalizing and reviewing our fourth quarter financials, we expect to generate positive operating income, excluding any potential one-time charges, in the quarter. Additionally, we do anticipate a tax consequence in our deferred tax asset as a result of the recent changes to the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 percent. We would like to thank our shareholders for remaining patient during the Company's re-organization which occurred during 2017 with the divestitures of our Drilling and Production Technology segments, as well as thank our employees for their efforts which will continue into 2018. We look forward to providing our shareholders with an update on our initiatives and new product introductions for 2018 on our upcoming earnings release and conference call."
About Flotek Industries, Inc.
Flotek develops and delivers prescriptive chemistry-based technology, including specialty chemicals, to clients in the energy, consumer industrials and food & beverage industries. Flotek's inspired chemists draw from the power of bio-derived solvents to deliver solutions that enhance energy production, cleaning products, foods & beverages and fragrances. In the oil and gas sector, Flotek serves major and independent energy producers and oilfield service companies, both domestic and international. Flotek Industries, Inc. is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FTK." For additional information, please visit Flotek's web site at www.flotekind.com.
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