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Raise Production Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results and Provides Operations Update

Newsfile Corp.

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - August 27, 2020) -  Raise Production Inc. (TSXV: RPC) ("Raise" or the "Company") has released its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

PRESIDENT'S UPDATE

The Company is pleased to provide an update to its shareholders on its financial results and recent activities related to its operations.

The Company has three systems that can be used independently or in combination in horizontal wellbores:

1) the High Angle Reciprocating Pump ("HARPTM");
2) the Raise Efficient Artificial Lift ("REALTM") Horizontal Separator
3) the Horizontal Artificial Recovery Technology ("HARTTM").

HARPTM (High Angle Reciprocating Pump)

Canada

As stated in the Company's last press release dated May 28, 2020, visibility of the market remains unclear, however, after an extended break-up season Raise has commenced work for its regular customers and has also added two new customers who both have major holdings in Western Canada with one being one of the largest producers in Canada. The Company continues to receive increased interest and activity for its products although producers are still cautious on operating costs and budget restraints are a major factor.

New sales initiatives have yielded positive results with targeted advertising and emphasis on social media as well as educational webcasts and video postings. The Company will continue to pursue every method of communication with our existing and potential customers as continued restrictive social interactions remain in place.

USA

The USA market has also suffered from significant cuts to services and product demand in 2020 resulting in no additional sales to the Company's USA partner, Endurance Lift Solutions ("ELS") since December 2019. The Company continues to evaluate the situation in this area.

REALTM (Raise Efficient Artificial Lift)

The Company continues to receive interest for its REALTM Horizontal Separator and is currently in discussions with three companies regarding a REALTM install.

HARTTM (Horizontal Artificial Recovery Technology)

The Company continues to pursue all available paths to bring this technology to the market and will update shareholders with updates as they occur.

STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE AND CURRENT CASH POSITION

The review of strategic alternatives with Stifel FirstEnergy continues and the Company will provide further updates as deemed necessary by its board of directors.

Raise has had to adapt quickly to the changing business landscape and reduced sales caused by the Covid-19 disruption. As stated in note 10 of the Company's condensed interim financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company currently believes the last cash injection in September 2019 and projected revenues for the remainder of the year will be sufficient to complete its strategic objectives into the fourth quarter of 2020 based on its current sales forecasts. However, the global impact of COVID-19 as well as the recent decline in oil prices in Canada and the United States have resulted in significant uncertainty as to the health of the global economy and specifically the oil and gas industry. The potential impact that these events will have on the Company's future sales and financial results cannot be reasonably estimated at this time.

The Company's ability to accomplish its plans throughout 2020 and beyond is dependent upon the Company meeting its projected sales forecast for the remainder of the year and if this does not occur, obtaining additional financing to continue operations; however, there is no assurance that the Company will achieve these objectives.

The Company's current cash position is approximately $290,000 and the following steps have been taken to preserve cash while the Company continues to pursue additional cost reductions in all aspects of the business to weather through the next few months:

  • Temporary layoffs of 36% of full-time employees;

  • Remaining staff have reduced working hours resulting in up to 40% salary reductions;

  • The Canada Emergency Wage subsidy has been applied for and $124,667 has been received to date for the first five periods of the program;

  • The Company's business model has been changed to focus on commercial products only with all research and development currently on hold except for minor modifications to existing products, if required; and

  • The Company has terminated its office lease effective August 31, 2020 and is moving to new premises that will result in approximately $100k in annual savings.

All stakeholders are encouraged to view our regular corporate progress through the Company's LinkedIn Profile and its website.

The Board of Directors and Management would like to thank all shareholders for their support and encouragement as the Company continues to navigate through this extraordinary difficult period.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss

 

 

Three months ended June 30

 

 

Six months ended June 30

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

$

110,776

 

$

229,786

 

$

229,653

 

$

443,512

 

Cost of sales

 

62,760

 

 

157,044

 

 

124,943

 

 

300,776

 

Gross margin

 

48,016

 

 

72,742

 

 

104,710

 

 

142,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

31,661

 

 

2,178

 

 

33,530

 

 

9,003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administration

 

194,344

 

 

483,808

 

 

631,615

 

 

945,610

 

Finance costs

 

66,656

 

 

9,465

 

 

132,482

 

 

20,429

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

57,984

 

 

58,765

 

 

117,087

 

 

116,953

 

Stock-based compensation

 

4,208

 

 

40,095

 

 

69,636

 

 

79,280

 

Research expenses

 

13,211

 

 

39,859

 

 

50,194

 

 

79,655

 

 

 

336,403

 

 

631,992

 

 

1,001,014

 

 

1,241,927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss and comprehensive loss

$

(256,726

)

$

(557,072

)

 

$(862,774)

 

$

(1,090,188

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share – basic and diluted

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.01

)

 

For further information please contact:

Tom Kehoe, Investor Relations
E-mail: tkehoe@raiseproduction.com

Eric Laing, President and Chief Executive Officer
E-mail: elaing@raiseproduction.com

Susan Scullion, Chief Financial Officer
E-mail: sscullion@raiseproduction.com

Raise Production Inc.
2620-58th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2C 1G5
Tel: (403) 699-7675
Web site at: www.raiseproduction.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

The global impact of COVID-19 as well as the recent decline in oil prices in Canada and the United States have resulted in significant uncertainty as to the health of the global economy and specifically the oil and gas industry. The potential impact that these events will have on the Company's future sales and financial results cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. However, the influence of these recent developments has impacted the Company's customers' capital and operating spending budgets, which have resulted in a negative effect on the Company's short-term sales. The Company is currently implementing actions to preserve its cash position while maintaining its ability to effectively service and supply its customers.

Certain information included in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements or information typically contain or can be identified by statements that include words such as "anticipate", "assume", "based", "believe", "can", "continue", "depend", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "if", "intend", "may", "plan", "project", "propose", "result", "upon", "will", "within" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the ability to obtain financing to provide working capital to fund operations, the availability of credit, the ability to commercialize products and operations and meet projected sales forecasts, the potential to increase recoverable reserves for customers by utilization of the HARPTM, REALTM and HARTTM systems, estimates regarding current and projected cash resources and cash flow anticipated sales, the ability to adequately protect proprietary information and technology from its competitors; the ability to obtain partnering opportunities; the ability to attract and retain key personnel and key collaborators; the availability of skilled labour, services and equipment, general economic and financial market conditions, the legislative and regulatory environment of the jurisdictions where the Company carries on business and the ability to successfully compete in targeted markets.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable Canadian securities law. Forward-looking statements are based upon the current opinions, estimates, projections, assumptions and expectations of management of the Company as at the effective date of such statements and, in some cases, information supplied by third parties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and that information received from third parties is reliable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statement will not occur. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: deployment and commercialization of the Company's products and regulatory changes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and such forward-looking statements should not be interpreted or regarded as guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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