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Patterson-UTI Energy Reports Financial Results for Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

July 26, 2018
Repurchased $33.6 Million of Shares in Second Quarter

HOUSTON, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: PTEN) today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  The Company reported a net loss of $10.7 million, or $0.05 per share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $92.2 million, or $0.46 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Revenues for the second quarter of 2018 were $854 million, compared to $579 million for the second quarter of 2017. 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company reported a net loss of $45.1 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to a net loss of $156 million, or $0.86 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017.  Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $1.7 billion, compared to $884 million for the same period in 2017.

During the quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 1.7 million of its outstanding shares for $33.6 million.  During the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company repurchased approximately 2.6 million of its outstanding shares for $50.5 million under its share repurchase authorization.  Subsequent to the quarter-end, the Company's Board of Directors approved an increase of its share repurchase authorization to allow for $250 million of future share repurchases.

Andy Hendricks, Patterson-UTI's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "In contract drilling, our average rig count increased by seven to 176 rigs during the second quarter.  With strong demand for super-spec rigs, we expect our rig count will continue to increase and average 180 rigs during the third quarter."

Mr. Hendricks added, "Average rig margin per day increased by a better than expected $700 to $8,270 for the second quarter.  The $330 per day sequential increase in average rig revenue per day and the decrease in average rig operating costs per day were both better than expected.  For the second quarter, average rig revenue per day was $21,870 and average rig operating costs per day were $13,610. 

"We recently signed customer contracts to deliver four additional rigs with major upgrades to super-spec for the Permian Basin.  The favorable dayrates and four-year term durations of these contracts provide compelling economics, and are expected to pay back the capital investment within the terms of the contracts.  Since the beginning of 2018, we have delivered nine rigs with major upgrades, and we have customer contracts to deliver an additional seven rigs with major upgrades through early 2019. 

"As of June 30, 2018, we had term contracts for drilling rigs providing for approximately $680 million of future dayrate drilling revenue, an increase from approximately $600 million at March 31, 2018.  Since June 30, 2018, we have signed contracts providing for more than $200 million of additional future dayrate drilling revenue.  Based on contracts currently in place, we expect an average of 119 rigs operating under term contracts during the third quarter, and an average of 81 rigs operating under term contracts during the 12 months ending June 30, 2019. 

"While the industry market for super-spec drilling rigs is tight, the completions market showed signs of oversupply towards the end of the second quarter.  In pressure pumping, our revenues for the second quarter were $425 million compared to $407 million for the first quarter.  Gross profit for the second quarter was $82.4 million compared to $85.8 million for the first quarter.  Both revenues and gross profit in pressure pumping were lower than we expected due to operational delays late in the quarter at multiple well sites, unrelated to our pressure pumping operations.  The softening market conditions made it difficult to backfill the unexpectedly high amount of idle time.   

"During the second quarter, we activated two frac spreads, the first of which was created early in the second quarter from already active equipment.  The second frac spread was activated late in the second quarter, and therefore did not significantly contribute to second quarter revenues.  Based on current market conditions, we do not plan to reactivate additional frac spreads at this time.

"In directional drilling, revenues for the second quarter were $52.7 million compared to $48.6 million for the first quarter.  Gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 17.1% compared to 22.5% during the first quarter.  Activity improved in the second quarter, but margins continue to be negatively impacted by third party rental expense resulting from ongoing delays in the delivery of various components." 

Mark S. Siegel, Chairman of Patterson-UTI, stated, "With relatively high oil prices, industry demand for super-spec rigs remains strong.  In contract drilling, which generated approximately two-thirds of our consolidated EBITDA in the second quarter, we expect further improvement in both dayrates and activity.  In pressure pumping, we are seeing industry softness due to oversupply, and because some E&P companies' activity and capital spend are ahead of budget.  We believe the pressure pumping issues are short-term in nature, and we remain positive on the long-term outlook for the business. 

"Our 2018 capex budget remains unchanged at $675 million.  With compelling economics for super-spec rigs, we are allocating additional capital to contract drilling.  At the same time, in pressure pumping, improvements in our fleet maintenance operations have allowed us to reduce our capex." 

Mr. Siegel continued, "Patterson-UTI is the only company in the U.S. unconventional market with significant scale in the critical-path businesses of super-spec rigs, pressure pumping, and directional drilling.  We continue to see great value in our company – our equipment, people, and operations.  Accordingly, we capitalized on opportunities during the first half of the year to repurchase $50.5 million worth of outstanding shares including $33.6 million in the second quarter.  We will continue to balance capex opportunities with returning capital to shareholders in order to seek the best long-term returns for our shareholders," he concluded.

The financial results for the second quarter of 2018 include a $3.5 million pre-tax gain ($2.0 million after-tax, or $0.01 per share) related to the collection of a note receivable.

The Company declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.04 per share, to be paid on September 20, 2018, to holders of record as of September 6, 2018.

All references to "per share" in this press release are diluted earnings per common share as defined within Accounting Standards Codification Topic 260.

The Company's quarterly conference call to discuss the operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, is scheduled for today, July 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. The dial-in information for participants is (844) 704-2496 (Domestic) and (647) 253-8661 (International).  The conference ID for both numbers is 6948609.  The call is also being webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section at investor.patenergy.com.  A replay of the conference call will be on the Company's website for two weeks. 

About Patterson-UTI

Patterson-UTI is a provider of oilfield services and products to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America, including market leading positions in contract drilling, pressure pumping and directional drilling services.  For more information, visit www.patenergy.com.  

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are protected as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are not limited to historical facts, but reflect Patterson-UTI's current beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding future events.  Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "budgeted," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "potential," "project," "pursue," "should," "strategy," "target," or "will," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding Patterson-UTI's future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Patterson-UTI's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: volatility in customer spending and in oil and natural gas prices, which could adversely affect demand for Patterson-UTI's services and their associated effect on rates, utilization, margins and planned capital expenditures; global economic conditions; excess availability of land drilling rigs and pressure pumping equipment, including as a result of low commodity prices, reactivation or construction; liabilities from operations; weather; decline in, and ability to realize, backlog; equipment specialization and new technologies; shortages, delays in delivery and interruptions of supply of equipment and materials; ability to hire and retain personnel; loss of, or reduction in business with, key customers; difficulty with growth and in integrating acquisitions; governmental regulation; product liability; legal proceedings and actions by governmental or other regulatory agencies; political, economic and social instability risk; ability to effectively identify and enter new markets; cybersecurity risk; dependence on our subsidiaries to meet our long-term debt obligations; variable rate indebtedness risk; and anti-takeover measures in our charter documents.

Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in Patterson-UTI's SEC filings.  Patterson-UTI's filings may be obtained by contacting Patterson-UTI or the SEC or through Patterson-UTI's website at http://www.patenergy.com or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov.  Patterson-UTI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)










Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,




2018



2017



2018



2017


REVENUES


$

854,418



$

579,186



$

1,663,582



$

884,361


COSTS AND EXPENSES

















Direct operating costs



621,757




427,229




1,210,744




657,722


Depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment



212,384




219,328




422,276




375,545


Selling, general and administrative



35,663




23,478




68,480




42,330


Merger and integration expenses



747




51,193




2,738




56,349


Other operating income, net



(7,129)




(1,806)




(9,550)




(14,710)



















Total costs and expenses



863,422




719,422




1,694,688




1,117,236



















OPERATING LOSS



(9,004)




(140,236)




(31,106)




(232,875)



















OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

















Interest income



2,360




642




3,783




1,048


Interest expense



(12,667)




(9,075)




(26,292)




(17,345)


Other



216




131




385




148



















Total other expense



(10,091)




(8,302)




(22,124)




(16,149)



















LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES



(19,095)




(148,538)




(53,230)




(249,024)


INCOME TAX BENEFIT



(8,382)




(56,354)




(8,100)




(93,301)



















NET LOSS


$

(10,713)



$

(92,184)



$

(45,130)



$

(155,723)



















NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

















Basic


$

(0.05)



$

(0.46)



$

(0.21)



$

(0.86)


Diluted


$

(0.05)



$

(0.46)



$

(0.21)



$

(0.86)


WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON

   SHARES OUTSTANDING

















Basic



220,093




201,204




220,436




180,747


Diluted



220,093




201,204




220,436




180,747


CASH DIVIDENDS PER COMMON SHARE


$

0.04



$

0.02



$

0.06



$

0.04


 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.


Additional Financial and Operating Data


(unaudited, dollars in thousands)





















Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,




2018



2017



2018



2017



















Contract Drilling:

















Revenues


$

349,922



$

270,111



$

677,725



$

428,839


Direct operating costs


$

217,674



$

180,658



$

430,257



$

288,879


Margin (1)


$

132,248



$

89,453



$

247,468



$

139,960


Selling, general and administrative


$

1,561



$

1,401



$

2,967



$

3,055


Depreciation, amortization and impairment


$

130,938



$

161,414



$

261,855



$

271,973


Operating loss


$

(251)



$

(73,362)



$

(17,354)



$

(135,068)



















Operating days – United States



15,943




13,201




30,927




20,510


Operating days – Canada



55




122




289




300


Operating days – Total



15,998




13,323




31,216




20,810



















Average revenue per operating day – United States


$

21.90



$

20.28



$

21.75



$

20.60


Average direct operating costs per operating day – United States


$

13.59



$

13.51



$

13.75



$

13.83


Average margin per operating day – United States (1)


$

8.31



$

6.76



$

8.00



$

6.77


Average rigs operating – United States



175




145




171




113



















Average revenue per operating day – Canada


$

14.35



$

20.02



$

17.71



$

21.30


Average direct operating costs per operating day – Canada


$

18.78



$

18.76



$

17.57



$

17.28


Average margin per operating day – Canada (1)


$

(4.44)



$

1.25



$

0.13



$

4.02


Average rigs operating – Canada



1




1




2




2



















Average revenue per operating day – Total


$

21.87



$

20.27



$

21.71



$

20.61


Average direct operating costs per operating day – Total


$

13.61



$

13.56



$

13.78



$

13.88


Average margin per operating day – Total (1)


$

8.27



$

6.71



$

7.93



$

6.73


Average rigs operating – Total



176




146




172




115



















Capital expenditures


$

121,095



$

71,326



$

196,342



$

115,547



















Pressure Pumping:

















Revenues


$

425,303



$

290,044



$

832,087



$

431,218


Direct operating costs


$

342,885



$

233,900



$

663,855



$

352,913


Margin (2)


$

82,418



$

56,144



$

168,232



$

78,305


Selling, general and administrative


$

3,919



$

3,703



$

7,822



$

6,505


Depreciation, amortization and impairment


$

57,862



$

47,805



$

114,384



$

90,055


Operating income (loss)


$

20,637



$

4,636



$

46,026



$

(18,255)



















Fracturing jobs



217




173




421




268


Other jobs



264




338




544




620


Total jobs



481




511




965




888



















Average revenue per fracturing job


$

1,932.62



$

1,643.06



$

1,948.88



$

1,575.09


Average revenue per other job


$

22.44



$

17.14



$

21.34



$

14.67


Average revenue per total job


$

884.21



$

567.60



$

862.27



$

485.61


Average direct operating costs per total job


$

712.86



$

457.73



$

687.93



$

397.42


Average margin per total job (2)


$

171.35



$

109.87



$

174.33



$

88.18


Margin as a percentage of revenues (2)



19.4

%



19.4

%



20.2

%



18.2

%


















Capital expenditures


$

56,195



$

38,780



$

81,118



$

58,193



















Directional Drilling:

















Revenues


$

52,705



$



$

101,321



$


Direct operating costs


$

43,685



$



$

81,374



$


Margin (3)


$

9,020



$



$

19,947



$


Selling, general and administrative


$

4,824



$



$

9,762



$


Depreciation and amortization


$

11,874



$



$

22,776



$


Operating loss


$

(7,678)



$



$

(12,591)



$



















Margin as a percentage of revenues (3)



17.1

%






19.7

%





















Capital expenditures


$

10,034



$



$

22,863



$



















Other Operations:

















Revenues


$

26,488



$

19,031



$

52,449



$

24,304


Direct operating costs


$

17,513



$

12,671



$

35,258



$

15,930


Margin (4)


$

8,975



$

6,360



$

17,191



$

8,374


Selling, general and administrative


$

3,923



$

2,803



$

6,914



$

4,596


Depreciation, depletion and impairment


$

9,829



$

8,120



$

19,143



$

10,292


Operating loss


$

(4,777)



$

(4,563)



$

(8,866)



$

(6,514)



















Capital expenditures


$

7,311



$

8,017



$

16,707



$

12,369



















Corporate:

















Selling, general and administrative


$

21,436



$

15,571



$

41,015



$

28,174


Merger and integration expenses


$

747



$

51,193



$

2,738



$

56,349


Depreciation


$

1,881



$

1,989



$

4,118



$

3,225


Other operating income, net


$

(7,129)



$

(1,806)



$

(9,550)



$

(14,710)



















Capital expenditures


$

227



$

227



$

753



$

681


Total capital expenditures


$

194,862



$

118,350



$

317,783



$

186,790




(1)

For Contract Drilling, margin is defined as revenues less direct operating costs and excludes depreciation, amortization and impairment and selling, general and administrative expenses. Average margin per operating day is defined as margin divided by operating days.



(2)

For Pressure Pumping, margin is defined as revenues less direct operating costs and excludes depreciation, amortization and impairment and selling, general and administrative expenses. Average margin per total job is defined as margin divided by total jobs. Margin as a percentage of revenues is defined as margin divided by revenues.



(3)

For Directional Drilling, margin is defined as revenues less direct operating costs and excludes depreciation and amortization and selling, general and administrative expenses. Margin as a percentage of revenues is defined as margin divided by revenues.



(4)

For Other Operations, margin is defined as revenues less direct operating costs and excludes depreciation, depletion and impairment and selling, general and administrative expenses.

 



June 30,



December 31,


Selected Balance Sheet Data (unaudited, in thousands):


2018



2017


Cash and cash equivalents


$

241,908



$

42,828


Current assets


$

1,007,958



$

746,855


Current liabilities


$

601,369



$

546,250


Working capital


$

406,589



$

200,605


Borrowings under revolving credit facility


$



$

268,000


Other long-term debt


$

1,118,918



$

598,783


 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

(unaudited, dollars in thousands)










Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended




June 30,



June 30,




2018



2017



2018



2017


Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation

   and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA)(1):

















Net loss


$

(10,713)



$

(92,184)



$

(45,130)



$

(155,723)


Income tax benefit



(8,382)




(56,354)




(8,100)




(93,301)


Net interest expense



10,307




8,433




22,509




16,297


Depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment



212,384




219,328




422,276




375,545



















Adjusted EBITDA


$

203,596



$

79,223



$

391,555



$

142,818



















Total revenue


$

854,418



$

579,186



$

1,663,582



$

884,361


Adjusted EBITDA margin



23.8

%



13.7

%



23.5

%



16.1

%


















Adjusted EBITDA by operating segment:

















Contract drilling


$

130,687



$

88,052



$

244,501



$

136,905


Pressure pumping



78,499




52,441




160,410




71,800


Directional drilling



4,196







10,185





Other operations



5,052




3,557




10,277




3,778


Corporate



(14,838)




(64,827)




(33,818)




(69,665)



















Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA


$

203,596



$

79,223



$

391,555



$

142,818




(1)

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") is not defined by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP").  We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus net interest expense, income tax expense (benefit) and depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment expense (including impairment of goodwill).  We present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it provides to both management and investors additional information with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities and a comparison of the results of our operations from period to period and against our peers without regard to our financing methods or capital structure.  We exclude the items listed above from net income (loss) in arriving at Adjusted EBITDA because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within our industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to the U.S. GAAP measure of net income (loss).  Our computations of Adjusted EBITDA may not be the same as similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Contract Drilling Per Day Successive Quarters

(unaudited, dollars in thousands)




2018



2018




Second



First




Quarter



Quarter


Contract drilling revenues


$

349,922



$

327,803


Operating days - Total



15,998




15,218


Average rigs operating - Total



176




169


Average revenue per operating day - Total


$

21.87



$

21.54


Direct operating costs - Total


$

217,674



$

212,583


Average direct operating costs per operating day - Total


$

13.61



$

13.97


Average margin per operating day - Total


$

8.27



$

7.57


 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Pressure Pumping Margin

(unaudited, in thousands)




2018



2018




Second



First




Quarter



Quarter











Pressure pumping revenues


$

425,303



$

406,784


Direct operating costs



342,885




320,970


Margin


$

82,418



$

85,814


 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Directional Drilling Margin

(unaudited, dollars in thousands)




2018



2018




Second



First




Quarter



Quarter











Directional drilling revenues


$

52,705



$

48,616


Direct operating costs



43,685




37,689


Margin


$

9,020



$

10,927











Margin as a percentage of revenues



17.1

%



22.5

%

 

PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC.

Selected Gain

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)




2018




Second




Quarter







Pre-tax gain on collection of a note receivable


$

3,510


Effective tax rate



43.9

%

After-tax gain on collection of note receivable


$

1,969







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding



220,093


After-tax gain on collection of note receivable per share - diluted


$

0.01


 

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