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ProPetro Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2021

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ProPetro Holding Corp. ("ProPetro" or "the Company") (NYSE: PUMP) today announced financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2021.

First Quarter 2021 and Recent Highlights

  • Total revenue for the quarter was $161 million compared to $154 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Net loss for the quarter was $20 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $44 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) for the quarter was $20 million compared to $24 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Financial results were negatively impacted by eight days of lost revenue during extreme winter weather in Texas during February, and the Company absorbing certain operational costs, including expenses related to fleet reactivations.

  • Effective utilization for the first quarter was 10.3 fleets compared to 9.6 fleets for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter of $17 million as compared to $21 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

  • Negative Free Cash Flow(2) of approximately $5 million as compared to positive Free Cash Flow of approximately $9 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

    (1) Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial measure and is described and reconciled to net income (loss) in the table under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

    (2) Free cash flow ("FCF") is a Non-GAAP financial measure and is defined as net cash flow provided from operating activities less net cash used in investing activities. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, net cash provided by operating activities of $17 million less net cash used in investing activities of $22 million resulted in free cash flow of $(5) million. During the quarter ended December 31, 2020, net cash provided by operating activities of $21 million less net cash used in investing activities of $12 million resulted in free cash flow of $9 million.

Phillip Gobe, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Despite challenges posed by extreme weather, our customer-focused culture once again drove our operational efficiencies to new heights through the continued strong collaboration between our teammates and customers as we began 2021. The best-in-class ProPetro operating team delivered another quarter of excellent execution at the wellhead, further proving our competitive advantage in the premier oil play in the United States, the Permian Basin."

First Quarter 2021 Financial Summary

Revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $161 million compared to revenue of $154 million for fourth quarter of 2020. The 5% increase was primarily attributable to increased effectively utilized fleet count, which was partially offset by approximately $16 million of lost revenue during the eight days of suspended operations during the freeze in February.

Cost of services, excluding depreciation and amortization of approximately $33 million, for the first quarter of 2021 increased slightly to $123 million from $116 million during the fourth quarter of 2020. Contributing to the increase were higher activity levels, direct labor and certain other operational costs that were not passed through to customers as a result of downtime from severe weather along with additional fleet reactivation costs.

General and administrative expense of $20 million for the first quarter of 2021 was flat with the fourth quarter of 2020. General and administrative expense, exclusive of $2 million of non-recurring items, was $18 million, or 11% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2021 compared to $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, or 10% of revenue. The slight increase in general and administrative expense, net of non-recurring items, of approximately $3 million was a result of an increase in certain costs, including insurance and compensation-related expenses.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 totaled $20 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, versus net loss of $44 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020. The fourth quarter 2020 financial results were impacted by an approximate $21 million impairment expense.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $20 million for the first quarter of 2021 from $24 million for the fourth quarter of 2020. The sequential decline in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to lost profitability during the extreme winter weather event in February and fleet reactivation costs, which we believe adversely impacted Adjusted EBITDA by approximately $5 million.

Liquidity and Capital Spending

As of March 31, 2021, total cash was $56 million and the Company remained debt free. Total liquidity at the end of the first quarter of 2021 was $114 million including cash and $58 million of available capacity under the Company’s revolving credit facility. As of May 3, 2021 total cash was $51 million and had no debt outstanding. Total liquidity as of May 3, 2021 was $111 million including cash and $60 million of available capacity under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Capital expenditures incurred during the first quarter of 2021 were $32 million, $18 million of which was maintenance spending, with the remainder allocated to Tier IV DGB purchases and conversions. Capital expenditures paid (as appears in the Investing Activities section of the Statement of Cash Flows) in the first quarter were $22 million. Based on our current and projected activity levels for 2021, and consistent with prior guidance, which is highly dependent on market conditions, the Company expects full year 2021 incurred capital expenditures to be between $115 million and $130 million. Our full year incurred capital expenditure guidance includes approximately $37 million allocated to our investment in 90,000 HHP of Tier IV DGB dual-fuel equipment and the remainder mostly comprised of maintenance spending. Full Year capital expenditures paid may differ slightly due to the timing of payments.

Outlook

Mr. Gobe concluded, "As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to progress, the strengthening outlook for crude oil demand has positive implications for the oilfield services sector. While we are excited to see signs of improvement in the broader economy, we remain disciplined in our approach to enhancing shareholder value. Our conservative, debt-free balance sheet, combined with our unique advantages in collaboration and wellsite execution, will continue to differentiate our Company as we move through the remainder of the year and into a multi-year recovery in the Permian Basin. Supporting this outlook is our unwavering commitment to efficient operations and sustainability in support of our customers' long-term goals. ProPetro remains positioned as a premier oilfield services partner for leading operators in the Permian Basin."

Updated Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 AM Central Time on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to discuss financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2021. The call will also be webcast on ProPetro’s website at www.propetroservices.com. To access the conference call, U.S. callers may dial toll free 1-844-340-9046 and international callers may dial 1-412-858-5205. Please call ten minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to ensure a proper connection. A replay of the conference call will be available for one week following the call and can be accessed toll free by dialing 1-877-344-7529 for U.S. callers, 1-855-669-9658 for Canadian callers, as well as 1-412-317-0088 for international callers. The access code for the replay is 10155044.

About ProPetro

ProPetro Holding Corp. is a Midland, Texas-based oilfield services company providing pressure pumping and other complementary services to leading upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources. For more information visit www.propetroservices.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements and information in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions or that include the words "may," "could," "plan," "project," "budget," "predict," "pursue," "target," "seek," "objective," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," and other expressions that are predictions of, or indicate, future events and trends and that do not relate to historical matters identify forward‑looking statements. Our forward‑looking statements include, among other matters, statements about our business strategy, industry, future profitability, expected fleet utilization, sustainability efforts, the future performance of newly improved technology (such as our DuraStim® fleets), expected capital expenditures and the impact of such expenditures on our performance and capital programs. A forward‑looking statement may include a statement of the assumptions or bases underlying the forward‑looking statement. We believe that we have chosen these assumptions or bases in good faith and that they are reasonable.

Although forward‑looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs at the time they are made, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include the volatility of and recent declines in oil prices, the operational disruption and market volatility resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, particularly the "Risk Factors" sections of such filings, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it, including matters related to shareholder litigation and the SEC investigation. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings made with the SEC from time to time that disclose risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company’s business. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. ProPetro does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to publicly update these statements, whether as a result of new information, new developments or otherwise, except to the extent that disclosure is required by law.

PROPETRO HOLDING CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

REVENUE - Service revenue

$

161,458

154,343

395,069

COSTS AND EXPENSES

Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

123,378

115,646

300,848

General and administrative (inclusive of stock-based compensation)

20,201

19,681

24,937

Depreciation and amortization

33,478

35,445

40,205

Impairment Expense

21,349

16,654

Loss on disposal of assets

13,052

18,262

19,854

Total costs and expenses

190,109

210,382

402,498

OPERATING LOSS

(28,651

)

(56,039

)

(7,429

)

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

Interest expense

(176

)

(174

)

(1,281

)

Other income (expense)

1,789

(291

)

(3

)

Total other income (expense)

1,613

(465

)

(1,284

)

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

(27,038

)

(56,504

)

(8,713

)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

6,663

12,393

909

NET LOSS

(20,375

)

(44,111

)

(7,804

)

NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE:

Basic

$

(0.20

)

$

(0.44

)

$

(0.08

)

Diluted

$

(0.20

)

$

(0.44

)

$

(0.08

)

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:

Basic

101,550

100,897

100,687

Diluted

101,550

100,897

100,687

PROPETRO HOLDING CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

55,859

$

68,772

Accounts receivable - net of allowance for credit losses of $0 and $1,497, respectively

110,386

84,244

Inventories

2,329

2,729

Prepaid expenses

7,853

11,199

Other current assets

14

782

Total current assets

176,441

167,726

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT - net of accumulated depreciation

866,050

880,477

OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS

636

709

OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS:

Other noncurrent assets

1,656

1,827

Total other noncurrent assets

1,656

1,827

TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,044,783

$

1,050,739

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$

108,931

$

79,153

Accrued and other current liabilities

19,186

24,676

Operating lease liabilities

342

334

Total current liabilities

128,459

104,163

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES

68,677

75,340

NONCURRENT OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES

378

465

Total liabilities

$

197,514

$

179,968

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 10)

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, none issued, respectively

Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 102,057,815 and 100,912,777 shares issued, respectively

102

101

Additional paid-in capital

831,987

835,115

Retained earnings

15,180

35,555

Total shareholders’ equity

847,269

870,771

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

1,044,783

$

1,050,739

PROPETRO HOLDING CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net loss

$

(20,375)

$

(7,804)

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

Depreciation and amortization

33,478

40,205

Impairment expense

16,654

Deferred income tax benefit

(6,663)

(1,312)

Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs

134

135

Stock-based compensation

2,487

471

Provision for credit losses

4,291

Loss on disposal of assets

13,052

19,854

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(25,698)

(14,486)

Other current assets

325

1,138

Inventories

401

(860)

Prepaid expenses

3,383

2,920

Accounts payable

18,579

10,080

Accrued and other current liabilities

(2,095)

(9,431)

Accrued interest

(131)

Net cash provided by operating activities

17,008

61,724

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Capital expenditures

(22,494)

(47,290)

Proceeds from sale of assets

224

733

Net cash used in investing activities

(22,270)

(46,557)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Repayments of borrowings

(20,000)

Payment of finance lease obligation

(30)

Repayments of insurance financing

(2,037)

Tax withholdings paid for net settlement of equity awards

(5,614)

(456)

Net cash used in financing activities

(7,651)

(20,486)

NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

(12,913)

(5,319)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - Beginning of period

68,772

149,036

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - End of period

$

55,859

$

143,717

Reportable Segment Information

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Pressure

Pumping

All Other

Total

Pressure

Pumping

All Other

Total

($ In thousands)

Service revenue

$

158,191

$

3,267

$

161,458

$

151,418

$

2,925

$

154,343

Adjusted EBITDA

31,870

(11,853

)

20,017

34,672

(10,896

)

23,776

Depreciation and amortization

32,513

965

33,478

34,453

992

35,445

Capital expenditures

$

30,023

$

2,305

$

32,328

$

21,109

$

48

$

21,158

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe that the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. Net income (loss) is the GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools because they exclude some, but not all, items that affect the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. You should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Because Adjusted EBITDA may be defined differently by other companies in our industry, our definitions of this non-GAAP financial measure may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Pressure

Pumping

All Other

Total

Pressure

Pumping

All Other

Total

Net loss

$

(13,675

)

$

(6,700

)

$

(20,375

)

$

(38,130

)

$

(5,981

)

$

(44,111

)

Depreciation and amortization

32,513

965

33,478

34,453

992

35,445

Impairment expense

21,349

21,349

Interest expense

176

176

174

174

Income tax benefit

(6,663

)

(6,663

)

(12,393

)

(12,393

)

Loss on disposal of assets

13,032

20

13,052

17,000

1,261

18,262

Stock-based compensation

2,487

2,487

3,132

3,132

Other expense

(1,789

)

(1,789

)

291

291

Other general and administrative expense, net (1)

(961

)

(961

)

620

620

Severance expense

612

612

1,007

1,007

Adjusted EBITDA

$

31,870

$

(11,853

)

$

20,017

$

34,672

$

(10,896

)

$

23,776

(1) Other general and administrative expense, (net) relates to nonrecurring professional fees paid to external consultants in connection with the Company's pending SEC investigation and shareholder litigation, net of insurance recoveries.

Three Months Ended

($ In thousands)

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Cash from Operating Activities

$

17,008

$

21,098

Cash used in Investing Activities

(22,270

)

(12,038

)

Free Cash Flow

$

(5,262

)

$

9,060

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Contacts

ProPetro Holding Corp
David Schorlemer, 432-688-0012
Chief Financial Officer
investors@propetroservices.com