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Pioneer Energy Services Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Energy Services (PES) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Notable items and recent developments include:

  • Entered into a new $175 million term loan and a $75 million revolving asset-based lending facility in November, which provides improved liquidity, less restrictive covenants, and extended debt maturities.
  • Domestic drilling services utilization was 100% with an average margin per day of $9,411 in the fourth quarter.
  • In Colombia, the seventh drilling rig is preparing to mobilize to begin operations early in the second quarter, which will lead to approximately 87% utilization.
  • Coiled tubing revenue increased 29%, and generated 24% gross margins in the fourth quarter.
  • Completed another year of safety excellence with a Total Recordable Incident Rate of less than 1.0.

Consolidated Financial Results

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $126.3 million, up 8% from revenues of $117.3 million in the third quarter of 2017 ("the prior quarter") and up 77% from revenues of $71.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 ("the year-earlier quarter"). The increase from the prior quarter is primarily attributable to an increase in drilling activity in Colombia, where we ended the year with six drilling rigs working.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $12.6 million, or $0.16 per share, compared with net loss of $17.2 million, or $0.22 per share, in the prior quarter and net loss of $36.1 million, or $0.53 per share, in the year-earlier quarter.  Adjusted net loss(1) for the fourth quarter was $11.1 million, and adjusted EPS(2) was a loss of $0.14 per share as compared to adjusted net loss of $11.3 million, or an adjusted EPS loss of $0.15 per share, in the prior quarter.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was enacted in late December and significantly changed U.S. tax law by, among other things, lowering corporate income tax rates and repealing of the alternative minimum tax ("AMT").  Due to the reduction in tax rates, net deferred tax assets were re-valued resulting in a tax expense which was then fully offset by a reduction of the valuation allowance.  Additionally, the repeal of the AMT resulted in a $5.4 million tax benefit for the year-ended December 31, 2017 due to a reduction in the valuation allowance.

Fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA(3) was $17.0 million, up from $14.0 million in the prior quarter as two additional rigs were mobilized in Colombia and began operations in the quarter, and up from $0.9 million in the year-earlier quarter. The increase from the year-earlier quarter was due to increased demand for all of our service offerings as the market steadily improved with increasing commodity prices throughout 2017.

Operating Results

Production Services Business

Revenue from our production services business was $76.0 million in the fourth quarter, up 2% from the prior quarter and up 86% from the year-earlier quarter. Gross margin as a percentage of revenue from our production services business was 22% in the fourth quarter, flat with the prior quarter and up when compared with 14% in the year-earlier quarter.

The increase in revenues from our production services business from the prior quarter was driven by our coiled tubing services segment, for which revenues were up 29%, reflecting increased demand and revenue rates for our large-diameter, completion-related services. As compared to the year-earlier quarter, activity and revenue rates have improved for all of our production services business segments resulting in increased revenues of 86%. Fourth quarter results for our production services business reflect the impact of icy, winter weather conditions and the usual holiday-related activity slowdown at year-end.

The number of wireline jobs completed in the fourth quarter decreased by 6% sequentially, and increased by 11% as compared to the year-earlier quarter. Well servicing average revenue per hour was $518 in the fourth quarter, down from $529 in the prior quarter and up from $481 in the year-earlier quarter. Well servicing rig utilization was 40% in the fourth quarter, 43% in the prior quarter and 40% in the year-earlier quarter. Coiled tubing revenue days totaled 423 in the fourth quarter and 368 in the prior quarter while revenue days in the year-earlier quarter totaled 332.

Drilling Services Business

Revenue from our drilling services business was $50.3 million in the fourth quarter, an 18% increase from the prior quarter and a 64% increase from the year-earlier quarter.

Domestic drilling services rig utilization was 100% for both the fourth quarter and the prior quarter, up from 56% in the year-earlier quarter. Domestic drilling average revenues per day were $23,993 in the fourth quarter, up from $23,872 in the prior quarter and up from $22,225 in the year-earlier quarter. Domestic drilling average margin per day was $9,411 in the fourth quarter, up from $9,083 in the prior quarter and up from $8,044 in the year-earlier quarter driven by increasing dayrates and minimal operational downtime.

International drilling services rig utilization was 65% for the fourth quarter, up from 38% in the prior quarter and up from 24% in the year-earlier quarter. International drilling average revenues per day were $31,188, up from $26,159 in the prior quarter and up from $27,913 in the year-earlier quarter. International drilling average margin per day for the fourth quarter was $6,582, up from $2,777 in the prior quarter and up from $676 in the year-earlier quarter. In the fourth quarter, we achieved the highest level of utilization in Colombia since year-end 2014.

Currently, all 16 of our domestic drilling rigs are earning revenues, 14 of which are under term contracts, and six of our eight rigs in Colombia are earning revenue, resulting in current utilization of 92%.

Comments from our President and CEO 

"Looking back at 2017, we took numerous steps to strengthen our business, make all of our service lines more competitive in the current environment, and further drive efficiencies to lower costs and increase profitability," said Wm. Stacy Locke, Pioneer President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Continuing our multi-year fleet transformation program, during 2017 we sold two less competitive domestic drilling rigs, 16 older wireline units and two smaller-diameter coiled tubing units.  We also exchanged 20 older well servicing rigs for 20 new-model well servicing rigs, and took delivery of four new wireline units.

"We have taken delivery of two additional wireline units in 2018 and have ordered a third wireline unit and a new large-diameter coiled tubing unit to improve our positioning in the well-completion business that drove revenue growth throughout 2017. We will continue to evaluate additional, yet modest, accretive organic growth opportunities over the course of the year in all service lines; however, those decisions will be based on our ability to fund those opportunities through cash flow from operations or the sale of assets.

"Our continued focus on providing best-in-class service and performance in our core services: drilling, wireline, well servicing and coiled tubing; has positioned us well for the improved market conditions we see today.  We are very encouraged by the sustained higher oil prices and the increased demand for our services.

"Our domestic and international drilling operations continue to perform at high levels. Our industry-leading domestic drilling average margins per day increased another 4% to $9,411 per day in the fourth quarter, as compared to the prior quarter. In Colombia, we expect to have seven of eight rigs working by the second quarter. The outlook in both domestic and international markets is very positive for 2018.

"In production services, activity remained strong in the fourth quarter, and we anticipate higher demand in 2018, as rig count and completion activity gradually increase. Higher demand will allow us to activate idled equipment and improve pricing in all three businesses in 2018. Throughout 2017, we used idle equipment to expand into new markets, and we will continue to seek new opportunities in 2018. In wireline services, we established a leadership position in three key markets. In coiled tubing services, we successfully established a new market position, which immediately contributed to the revenue growth in the fourth quarter. We also established a new market position in well servicing; however, 2017 remained somewhat sluggish for a majority of the year. So far in 2018, with higher oil prices, we see utilization increasing.

"Late in 2017, we closed on a new $175 million term loan and $75 million asset-based lending facility to replace our $150 million revolving credit facility.  This transaction provides significant liquidity, relief from restrictive covenants, and extends our debt maturities, which will allow us to better participate in the gradually strengthening market," Mr. Locke said.

First Quarter 2018 Guidance

In the first quarter of 2018, revenue from our production services business segments is estimated to be up approximately 10% to 15% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Margin from our production services business is estimated to be 24% to 26% of revenue in the first quarter. Domestic drilling services rig utilization in the first quarter is estimated to be 100% and generate average margins per day of approximately $9,400 to $9,700. International drilling services rig utilization is estimated to average 70% to 75%, and generate average margins per day of approximately $7,000 to $8,000.

Liquidity

In November 2017, we entered into a new $175 million term loan and a $75 million senior secured revolving asset-based lending facility. We used the proceeds from the term loan to, among other things, repay and retire the outstanding balance on our previous revolving credit facility.

Working capital at December 31, 2017 was $130.6 million, up from $48.0 million at December 31, 2016. Cash and cash equivalents were $73.6 million, up from $10.2 million at year-end 2016.

During 2017, we used $63.3 million of cash for the purchases of property and equipment and used $5.8 million in operating activities, primarily funded by $119.2 million of net borrowings (net of debt issuance costs), $12.6 million of proceeds from the sale of assets, as well as $3.3 million of insurance proceeds received from drilling rig and wireline unit damages.

Capital Expenditures

Cash capital expenditures during 2017 were $63.3 million, including capitalized interest. We estimate total cash capital expenditures for 2018 to be approximately $55 million, which includes approximately $40 million of routine capital expenditures and $15 million of discretionary spending for the purchase of one large-diameter coiled tubing unit and remaining payments on three wireline units, two of which were delivered in January, and additional drilling and production services equipment. As the year progresses, we will continue to evaluate additional discretionary spending as long as it can be funded by cash from operations or proceeds from sales of non-strategic assets.

Conference Call

Pioneer Energy Services' management team will hold a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) to discuss these results. To participate, dial (412) 902-0003 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call and ask for the Pioneer Energy Services conference call. A telephone replay will be available after the call until February 23rd. To access the replay, dial (201) 612-7415 and enter the pass code 13675319.

The conference call will also be webcast on the Internet and accessible from Pioneer Energy Services' Web site at www.pioneeres.com. To listen to the live call, visit Pioneer Energy Services' Web site at least 10 minutes early to register and download any necessary audio software.  A replay will be available shortly after the call. For more information, please contact Donna Washburn at Dennard Lascar Investor Relations, LLC at (713) 529-6600 or e-mail dwashburn@dennardlascar.com.

About Pioneer

Pioneer Energy Services provides well servicing, wireline, and coiled tubing services to producers in the U.S. Gulf Coast, offshore Gulf of Mexico, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions through its three production services business segments. Pioneer also provides contract land drilling services to oil and gas operators in Texas, the Mid-Continent and Appalachian regions and internationally in Colombia through its two drilling services business segments.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements,
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

Statements we make in this news release that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, could differ materially from those we express in the following discussion as a result of a variety of factors, including general economic and business conditions and industry trends, levels and volatility of oil and gas prices, the continued demand for drilling services or production services in the geographic areas where we operate, decisions about exploration and development projects to be made by oil and gas exploration and production companies, the highly competitive nature of our business, technological advancements and trends in our industry and improvements in our competitors' equipment, the loss of one or more of our major clients or a decrease in their demand for our services, future compliance with covenants under debt agreements, including our senior secured term loan, our senior secured revolving asset-based credit facility, and our senior notes, operating hazards inherent in our operations, the supply of marketable drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, coiled tubing units and wireline units within the industry, the continued availability of new components for drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, coiled tubing units and wireline units, the continued availability of qualified personnel, the success or failure of our acquisition strategy, including our ability to finance acquisitions, manage growth and effectively integrate acquisitions, the political, economic, regulatory and other uncertainties encountered by our operations, and changes in, or our failure or inability to comply with, governmental regulations, including those relating to the environment. We have discussed many of these factors in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, including under the headings "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the Introductory Note to Part I and "Risk Factors" in Item 1A. These factors are not necessarily all the important factors that could affect us. Other unpredictable or unknown factors could also have material adverse effects on actual results of matters that are the subject of our forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We advise our shareholders that they should (1) recognize that important factors not referred to above could affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements and (2) use caution and common sense when considering our forward-looking statements.

This news release contains non-GAAP financial measures as defined by SEC Regulation G. A reconciliation of each such measure to its most directly comparable U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial measure, together with an explanation of why management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors, is provided in the following tables.

______________________________


(1)

Adjusted net loss represents net loss as reported adjusted to exclude impairments and loss on extinguishment of debt and the related tax benefit, valuation allowance adjustments on deferred tax assets and effect of change in tax rates. We believe that adjusted net loss is a useful measure to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers, although it is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Adjusted net loss may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of net loss as reported to adjusted net loss is included in the tables to this news release.



(2)

Adjusted (diluted) EPS represents adjusted net loss divided by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the period, including the effect of dilutive securities, if any. We believe that adjusted (diluted) EPS is a useful measure to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers, although it is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Adjusted (diluted) EPS may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of diluted EPS as reported to adjusted (diluted) EPS is included in the tables to this news release.



(3)

Adjusted EBITDA represents income (loss) before interest expense, income tax (expense) benefit, depreciation and amortization, loss on extinguishment of debt and impairments. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that our management uses to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers. We believe that this measure is useful to investors and analysts in allowing for greater transparency of our core operating performance and makes it easier to compare our results with those of other companies within our industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered (a) in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net income (loss), (b) as an indication of cash flows from operating activities or (c) as a measure of liquidity. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not represent funds available for discretionary use. Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.  A reconciliation of net loss as reported is included in the tables to this news release.

 

Contacts:

Dan Petro, CFA, Treasurer and                       


Director of Investor Relations


Pioneer Energy Services Corp.


(210) 828-7689




Lisa Elliott / lelliott@dennardlascar.com


Anne Pearson / apearson@dennardlascar.com


Dennard Lascar Investor Relations / (713) 529-6600

 - Financial Statements and Operating Information Follow -

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016


(unaudited)


(audited)











Revenues

$

126,287



$

71,481



$

117,281



$

446,455



$

277,076












Costs and expenses:










Operating costs

92,361



56,457



86,669



330,880



203,949


Depreciation and amortization

24,422



26,903



24,623



98,777



114,312


General and administrative

18,339



15,106



17,549



69,681



61,184


Bad debt expense

151



458



491



53



156


Impairment

1,107



8,553





1,902



12,815


Gain on dispositions of property and equipment, net

(1,357)



(1,472)



(1,159)



(3,608)



(1,892)


Total costs and expenses

135,023



106,005



128,173



497,685



390,524


Loss from operations

(8,736)



(34,524)



(10,892)



(51,230)



(113,448)












Other income (expense):










Interest expense, net of interest capitalized

(7,949)



(6,627)



(6,613)



(27,039)



(25,934)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

(1,476)







(1,476)



(299)


Other income (expense), net

200



(16)



295



424



558


Total other expense, net

(9,225)



(6,643)



(6,318)



(28,091)



(25,675)












Loss before income taxes

(17,961)



(41,167)



(17,210)



(79,321)



(139,123)


Income tax benefit

5,403



5,086



(17)



4,203



10,732


Net loss

$

(12,558)



$

(36,081)



$

(17,227)



$

(75,118)



$

(128,391)












Loss per common share:










Basic

$

(0.16)



$

(0.53)



$

(0.22)



$

(0.97)



$

(1.96)


Diluted

$

(0.16)



$

(0.53)



$

(0.22)



$

(0.97)



$

(1.96)












Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:










Basic

77,552



67,530



77,552



77,390



65,452


Diluted

77,552



67,530



77,552



77,390



65,452


 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

(audited)



December 31,
 2017


December 31,
 2016





ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

73,640



$

10,194


Restricted cash

2,008




Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

113,005



72,123


Inventory

14,057



9,660


Assets held for sale

6,620



15,093


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

6,229



6,926


Total current assets

215,559



113,996






Net property and equipment

549,623



584,080


Other long-term assets

1,687



2,026


Total assets

$

766,869



$

700,102






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

29,538



$

19,208


Deferred revenues

905



1,449


Accrued expenses

54,471



45,345


Total current liabilities

84,914



66,002






Long-term debt, less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

461,665



339,473


Deferred income taxes

3,151



8,180


Other long-term liabilities

7,043



5,049


Total liabilities

556,773



418,704


Total shareholders' equity

210,096



281,398


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

766,869



$

700,102


 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(audited)



Year ended


December 31,


2017


2016





Cash flows from operating activities:




Net loss

$

(75,118)



$

(128,391)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

98,777



114,312


Allowance for doubtful accounts, net of recoveries

53



156


Write-off of obsolete inventory



101


Gain on dispositions of property and equipment, net

(3,608)



(1,892)


Stock-based compensation expense

4,349



3,944


Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount

1,548



1,776


Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,476



299


Impairment

1,902



12,815


Deferred income taxes

(5,030)



(11,608)


Change in other long-term assets

(1)



662


Change in other long-term liabilities

1,994



478


Changes in current assets and liabilities

(32,159)



12,479


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(5,817)



5,131






Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchases of property and equipment

(63,277)



(32,381)


Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

12,569



7,577


Proceeds from insurance recoveries

3,344



37


Net cash used in investing activities

(47,364)



(24,767)






Cash flows from financing activities:




Debt repayments

(120,000)



(71,000)


Proceeds from issuance of debt

245,500



22,000


Debt issuance costs

(6,332)



(819)


Proceeds from exercise of options



183


Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of offering costs of $4,001



65,430


Purchase of treasury stock

(533)



(124)


Net cash provided by financing activities

118,635



15,670






Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

65,454



(3,966)


Beginning cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

10,194



14,160


Ending cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

75,648



$

10,194


 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Operating Results by Segment

(in thousand)

(unaudited)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016

Revenues:










Domestic drilling

$

35,317



$

25,781



$

35,140



$

129,276



$

112,399


International drilling

14,970



4,829



7,403



41,349



6,808


Drilling services

50,287



30,610



42,543



170,625



119,207


Well servicing

18,403



16,848



19,103



77,257



71,491


Wireline services

45,253



19,153



46,085



163,716



67,419


Coiled tubing services

12,344



4,870



9,550



34,857



18,959


Production services

76,000



40,871



74,738



275,830



157,869


Consolidated revenues

$

126,287



$

71,481



$

117,281



$

446,455



$

277,076












Operating costs:










Domestic drilling

$

21,464



$

16,450



$

21,769



$

83,122



$

63,686


International drilling

11,811



4,712



6,617



31,994



9,465


Drilling services

33,275



21,162



28,386



115,116



73,151


Well servicing

13,246



13,203



13,988



56,379



53,208


Wireline services

36,430



16,599



35,692



128,137



57,634


Coiled tubing services

9,410



5,493



8,603



31,248



19,956


Production services

59,086



35,295



58,283



215,764



130,798


Consolidated operating costs

$

92,361



$

56,457



$

86,669



$

330,880



$

203,949












Gross margin:










Domestic drilling

$

13,853



$

9,331



$

13,371



$

46,154



$

48,713


International drilling

3,159



117



786



9,355



(2,657)


Drilling services

17,012



9,448



14,157



55,509



46,056


Well servicing

5,157



3,645



5,115



20,878



18,283


Wireline services

8,823



2,554



10,393



35,579



9,785


Coiled tubing services

2,934



(623)



947



3,609



(997)


Production services

16,914



5,576



16,455



60,066



27,071


Consolidated gross margin

$

33,926



$

15,024



$

30,612



$

115,575



$

73,127












Consolidated:










Net loss

$

(12,558)



$

(36,081)



$

(17,227)



$

(75,118)



$

(128,391)


Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

16,993



$

916



$

14,026



$

49,873



$

14,237



(1)  Adjusted EBITDA represents income (loss) before interest expense, income tax (expense) benefit, depreciation and amortization, loss on extinguishment of debt and impairments. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that our management uses to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers. We believe that this measure is useful to investors and analysts in allowing for greater transparency of our core operating performance and makes it easier to compare our results with those of other companies within our industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered (a) in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net income (loss), (b) as an indication of cash flows from operating activities or (c) as a measure of liquidity. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not represent funds available for discretionary use. Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies.  A reconciliation of net loss as reported to adjusted EBITDA is included in the table on page 15.

 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Operating Statistics

(unaudited)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016











Well servicing:










Average number of rigs

125



125



125



125



125


Utilization rate

40

%


40

%


43

%


43

%


41

%

Rig hours

35,543



35,008



36,108



150,240



144,151


Average revenue per hour

$

518



$

481



$

529



$

514



$

496












Wireline services:










Average number of units

117



114



117



115



122


Number of jobs

2,599



2,333



2,778



11,139



8,169


Average revenue per job

$

17,412



$

8,210



$

16,589



$

14,698



$

8,253












Coiled tubing services:










Average number of units

14



17



14



16



17


Revenue days

423



332



368



1,529



1,352


Average revenue per day

$

29,182



$

14,669



$

25,951



$

22,797



$

14,023




Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016

Domestic drilling:


Average number of drilling rigs

16



23



16



16



23


Utilization rate

100

%


56

%


100

%


95

%


55

%

Revenue days

1,472



1,160



1,472



5,524



4,628












Average revenues per day

$

23,993



$

22,225



$

23,872



$

23,403



$

24,287


Average operating costs per day

14,582



14,181



14,789



15,047



13,761


Average margin per day

$

9,411



$

8,044



$

9,083



$

8,356



$

10,526












International drilling:










Average number of drilling rigs

8



8



8



8



8


Utilization rate

65

%


24

%


38

%


46

%


7

%

Revenue days

480



173



283



1,345



218












Average revenues per day

$

31,188



$

27,913



$

26,159



$

30,743



$

31,229


Average operating costs per day

24,606



27,237



23,382



23,787



43,417


Average margin per day

$

6,582



$

676



$

2,777



$

6,956



$

(12,188)












Drilling services business:










Average number of drilling rigs

24



31



24



24



31


Utilization rate

88

%


48

%


79

%


78

%


43

%

Revenue days

1,952



1,333



1,755



6,869



4,846












Average revenues per day

$

25,762



$

22,963



$

24,241



$

24,840



$

24,599


Average operating costs per day

17,047



15,875



16,174



16,759



15,095


Average margin per day

$

8,715



$

7,088



$

8,067



$

8,081



$

9,504


 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

and Consolidated Gross Margin

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Three months ended


Year ended


December 31,


September 30,


December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2017


2016











Net loss as reported

$

(12,558)



$

(36,081)



$

(17,227)



$

(75,118)



$

(128,391)












Depreciation and amortization

24,422



26,903



24,623



98,777



114,312


Impairment

1,107



8,553





1,902



12,815


Interest expense

7,949



6,627



6,613



27,039



25,934


Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,476







1,476



299


Income tax benefit (expense)

(5,403)



(5,086)



17



(4,203)



(10,732)


Adjusted EBITDA(2)

16,993



916



14,026



49,873



14,237












General and administrative

18,339



15,106



17,549



69,681



61,184


Bad debt expense

151



458



491



53



156


Gain on dispositions of property and equipment, net

(1,357)



(1,472)



(1,159)



(3,608)



(1,892)


Other income

(200)



16



(295)



(424)



(558)


Consolidated gross margin

$

33,926



$

15,024



$

30,612



$

115,575



$

73,127


 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) as Reported to Adjusted Net Income (Loss)

and Diluted EPS as Reported to Adjusted (Diluted) EPS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)



Three months ended


December 31,


September 30,


2017


2016


2017







Net loss as reported

$

(12,558)



$

(36,081)



$

(17,227)


Impairment

1,107



8,553




Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,476






Tax benefit related to adjustments

(942)



(3,116)




Valuation allowance adjustments on deferred tax assets

(20,321)



7,552



5,894


 Effect of change in tax rates

20,147






Adjusted net loss(3)

$

(11,091)



$

(23,092)



$

(11,333)








Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding, as reported

77,552



67,530



77,552


Effect of dilutive securities






Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, as adjusted

77,552



67,530



77,552








Adjusted (diluted) EPS(4)

$

(0.14)



$

(0.34)



$

(0.15)








Diluted EPS as reported

$

(0.16)



$

(0.53)



$

(0.22)



(3)  Adjusted net loss represents net loss as reported adjusted to exclude impairments and loss on extinguishment of debt and the related tax benefit, valuation allowance adjustments on deferred tax assets and effect of change in tax rates. We believe that adjusted net loss is a useful measure to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers, although it is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Adjusted net loss may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of net loss as reported to adjusted net loss is included in the table above.


(4)  Adjusted (diluted) EPS represents adjusted net loss divided by the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the period, including the effect of dilutive securities, if any. We believe that adjusted (diluted) EPS is a useful measure to facilitate period-to-period comparisons of our core operating performance and to evaluate our long-term financial performance against that of our peers, although it is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Adjusted (diluted) EPS may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures reported by other companies. A reconciliation of diluted EPS as reported to adjusted (diluted) EPS is included in the table above.

 

PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Equipment Information

As of February 16, 2018


Drilling Services Business Segments:






Domestic AC Rigs


16

International SCR Rigs


8

Total


24




Production Services Business Segments:






Well servicing rigs (by horsepower rating):



550 HP


113

600 HP


12

Total


125




Wireline services units:



Onshore


104

Offshore


4

Total


108




Coiled tubing services units:



Onshore


10

Offshore


4

Total


14

 

Cision

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