Dawson Geophysical Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

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MIDLAND, Texas, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dawson Geophysical Company (NASDAQ: DWSN) (the "Company") today reported unaudited financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported revenues of $29,499,000, an increase of approximately 23% compared to $24,076,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. For the second quarter of 2020, the Company reported net income of $1,500,000 or $0.06 per common share compared to a net loss of $11,246,000 or $0.49 loss per common share for the second quarter of 2019. The Company reported positive EBITDA of $5,799,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to negative EBITDA of $6,071,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported revenues of $68,478,000, a decrease of approximately 9% compared to $75,240,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported net income of $2,493,000 or $0.11 per common share compared to a net loss of $11,383,000 or $0.49 loss per common share for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company reported positive EBITDA of $11,630,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to negative EBITDA of $111,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Stephen C. Jumper, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Second quarter results were favorably impacted by the continued operation of two large channel count crews in the United States ("U.S.") that were partially offset by the redeployment of a small channel count crew on a previously completed project as described in our first quarter earnings release and severance costs of approximately $1.4 million associated with staff reductions that were announced in April. The company anticipates annual savings of approximately $4.3 million from such reductions. While our second quarter and six months results were positive, there continue to be significant challenges to the oil and gas industry and the overall energy market. On July 15, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, collectively known as OPEC+, announced that OPEC+ will ease production cuts from 9.7 million barrels per day to 8.3 million barrels per day (net), potentially placing greater pressure on oil prices. In addition, a recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported both in the U.S. and globally may further limit economic activity and restrict worldwide travel. Combined, these factors could result in a further decrease of demand for oil and gas production, placing greater restraint on our clients' spending levels. Already, many exploration and production companies have reduced their capital budgets by 30% to 50%, resulting in a reduction in the number of new wells being drilled. The corresponding decrease in the number of wells to be drilled and completed by our clients can negatively impact the demand for our services."

Jumper continued, "Despite today's challenges, there are signs of improvement. Oil prices have rebounded from their April lows and are currently trading in the $40 price per barrel range. A total of 1,238 permits to drill wells in the U.S. was approved during the month of June, a 15% month-over-month increase, and several independent oil and gas producers announced their intentions to increase their presence in both the Permian Basin and Bakken Oil Shale." 

Based on current but rapidly changing information, the Company anticipates continued operation of one moderate sized channel count crew through the end of 2020 in the U.S. with possible periods of low utilization and limited activity in Canada. Given the current market environment, the Company's visibility beyond the fourth quarter is limited. Requests for proposals continue to be slow. However, the Company has several requests for projects in late 2020 that may require a second crew in the fourth quarter and several requests for projects in 2021.

Capital expenditures for the second quarter and first six months of 2020 were $359,000 and $2,703,000, respectively, primarily for maintenance capital items. The Company's balance sheet remains strong with $58,264,000 of working capital as of June 30, 2020. The Company has notes payable and finance leases totaling $1,629,000 as of June 30, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our people, we continue to follow recommended CDC guidelines including, but not limited to, social distancing, hygiene recommendations, small group limits, enhanced work-from-home guidelines, minimized office hours in certain regions, and periodic town hall telephone conferences to update employees and their families on the Company's practices and protocols.

We continue to provide additional flexibility to work from home for those with pre-existing health concerns, child care issues, elderly in-home residents or other general concerns. At the crew level, we have implemented policies to eliminate large group gatherings, provided additional vehicles to reduce the number of people per vehicle traveling to and from project locations, increased utilization of radio communication, secured ample safe daily water supply, offered increased housing flexibility and relaxed field schedules to allow for individual needs. Most of our day to day operations consist of small, often times individual, isolated work groups.

Jumper concluded, "While the challenges we face today are historic, they are by no means unfamiliar to Dawson Geophysical and the members of our team. Throughout our company's 60-year plus history, we have experienced several downturns and setbacks which required us to reduce our crew counts, limit our spending and maintain a close eye on the balance sheet. That said, even in today's low-priced oil environment, there's a strong case for seismic as exploration and production companies are working harder than ever to identify optimum drilling locations in the most cost-efficient manner possible. Seismic data and the solutions that Dawson Geophysical provides are uniquely suited to help E&P companies achieve their goals. I thank all of our hard working employees, our valued clients and shareholders for their continued commitment and support during these challenging times."

Conference Call Information

Dawson Geophysical Company will host a conference call to review its second quarter 2020 financial results on July 30, 2020 at 9 a.m. CT. Participants can access the call at 1-800-289-0438 (U.S.) and 1-323-794-2423 (Toll/International). To access the live audio webcast or the subsequent archived recording, visit the Dawson website at www.dawson3d.com. Callers can access the telephone replay through August 30, 2020 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (Toll-Free) and 1-412-317-6671 (Toll/International). The passcode is 5281996. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay on Dawson's website until August 30, 2020.

About Dawson

Dawson Geophysical Company is a leading provider of North American onshore seismic data acquisition services with operations throughout the continental United States and Canada. Dawson acquires and processes 2-D, 3-D and multicomponent seismic data solely for its clients, ranging from major oil and gas companies to independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client data libraries.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In an effort to provide investors with additional information regarding the Company's preliminary and unaudited results as determined by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company has included in this press release information about the Company's EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by Regulation G promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company defines EBITDA as net income (loss) plus interest expense, interest income, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. The Company uses EBITDA as a supplemental financial measure to assess:

  • the financial performance of its assets without regard to financing methods, capital structures, taxes or historical cost basis;
  • its liquidity and operating performance over time in relation to other companies that own similar assets and that the Company believes calculate EBITDA in a similar manner; and
  • the ability of the Company's assets to generate cash sufficient for the Company to pay potential interest costs.

The Company also understands that such data are used by investors to assess the Company's performance. However, the term EBITDA is not defined under GAAP, and EBITDA is not a measure of operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. When assessing the Company's operating performance or liquidity, investors and others should not consider this data in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), cash flow from operating activities or other cash flow data calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Company's EBITDA may not be comparable to EBITDA or similar titled measures utilized by other companies since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA in the same manner as the Company. Further, the results presented by EBITDA cannot be achieved without incurring the costs that the measure excludes: interest, taxes, and depreciation and amortization. A reconciliation of the Company's EBITDA to its net income (loss) is presented in the table following the text of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking and which provide other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may materially affect the Company's actual results of operations. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. These risks include, but are not limited to, dependence upon energy industry spending; changes in exploration and production spending by our customers and changes in the level of oil and natural gas exploration and development; the results of operations and financial condition of our customers, particularly during extended periods of low prices for crude oil and natural gas; the volatility of oil and natural gas prices; changes in economic conditions; the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, related economic repercussions and the resulting negative impact on demand for oil and gas; the current significant surplus in the supply of oil and the ability of OPEC+ to agree on and comply with supply limitations; the duration and magnitude of the unprecedented disruption in the oil and gas industry currently resulting from the impact of the foregoing factors, which is negatively impacting our business; the potential for contract delays; reductions or cancellations of service contracts; limited number of customers; credit risk related to our customers; reduced utilization; high fixed costs of operations and high capital requirements; operational challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, including logistical challenges, protecting the health and well-being of our employees and remote work arrangements; industry competition; external factors affecting the Company's crews such as weather interruptions and inability to obtain land access rights of way; whether the Company enters into turnkey or day rate contracts; crew productivity; the availability of capital resources; and disruptions in the global economy. A discussion of these and other factors, including risks and uncertainties, is set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 6, 2020 and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(unaudited and amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)














Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019













Operating revenues

$

29,499


$

24,076


$

68,478


$

75,240

Operating costs:












   Operating expenses


19,732



25,324



48,748



66,180

   General and administrative


4,261



5,049



7,935



9,593

   Depreciation and amortization


4,383



5,325



9,287



11,406



28,376



35,698



65,970



87,179













Income (loss) from operations


1,123



(11,622)



2,508



(11,939)













Other income (expense):












   Interest income


115



151



220



293

   Interest expense


(30)



(122)



(70)



(280)

   Other income (expense), net


293



226



(165)



422

Income (loss) before income tax


1,501



(11,367)



2,493



(11,504)













Income tax (expense) benefit


(1)



121





121













Net income (loss)


1,500



(11,246)



2,493



(11,383)













Other comprehensive income (loss):












Net unrealized income (loss) on foreign exchange rate translation, net


604



174



(595)



383













Comprehensive income (loss)

$

2,104


$

(11,072)


$

1,898


$

(11,000)













Basic income (loss) per share of common stock

$

0.06


$

(0.49)


$

0.11


$

(0.49)













Diluted income (loss) per share of common stock

$

0.06


$

(0.49)


$

0.11


$

(0.49)













Weighted average equivalent common shares outstanding


23,339,644



23,176,934



23,313,383



23,117,571













Weighted average equivalent common shares outstanding - assuming dilution


23,548,253



23,176,934



23,500,109



23,117,571

 

DAWSON GEOPHYSICAL COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except share data)








 June 30, 


 December 31, 


2020


2019


(unaudited)




Assets






Current assets:






   Cash and cash equivalents

$

29,478


$

26,271

   Restricted cash


5,000



5,000

   Short-term investments


2,350



2,350

   Accounts receivable, net


26,600



24,356

   Current maturities of notes receivable


1,434



66

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets


4,700



7,575

      Total current assets


69,562



65,618







Property and equipment, net


46,396



53,549

Right-of-use assets


5,968



6,605

Notes receivable, net of current maturities




1,394

Intangibles, net


367



385

Long-term deferred tax assets, net




57







      Total assets

$

122,293


$

127,608







Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity






Current liabilities:






   Accounts payable

$

3,260


$

3,952

   Accrued liabilities:






      Payroll costs and other taxes


1,978



1,963

      Other


2,233



3,599

   Deferred revenue


1,159



3,481

   Current maturities of notes payable and finance leases


1,562



4,062

   Current maturities of operating lease liabilities


1,106



1,200

      Total current liabilities


11,298



18,257







Long-term liabilities:






   Notes payable and finance leases, net of current maturities


67



96

   Operating lease liabilities, net of current maturities


5,386



5,940

   Deferred tax liabilities, net


22



   Other accrued liabilities




150

      Total long-term liabilities


5,475



6,186







Operating commitments and contingencies










Stockholders' equity:






   Preferred stock-par value $1.00 per share; 4,000,000 shares authorized,






         none outstanding




   Common stock-par value $0.01 per share; 35,000,000 shares authorized, 23,399,035






         and 23,335,855 shares issued, and 23,350,590 and 23,287,410 shares outstanding 





         at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019


234



233

   Additional paid-in capital


154,691



154,235

   Retained deficit 


(47,238)



(49,731)

   Treasury stock, at cost; 48,445 shares




   Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net


(2,167)



(1,572)

      Total stockholders' equity


105,520



103,165







      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

122,293


$

127,608

 

Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income (Loss)












(amounts in thousands)













Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2020


2019


2019


2018











Net income (loss)

$

1,500


$

(11,246)


$

2,493


$

(11,383)

Depreciation and amortization


4,383



5,325



9,287



11,406

Interest (income) expense, net


(85)



(29)



(150)



(13)

Income tax expense (benefit)


1



(121)



0



(121)

EBITDA

$

5,799


$

(6,071)


$

11,630


$

(111)





































Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities












(amounts in thousands)













Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2020


2019


2019


2018











Net cash provided by operating activities

$

9,149


$

13,636


$

8,976


$

12,069

Changes in working capital and other items


(2,775)



(19,143)



3,733



(10,906)

Noncash adjustments to net income (loss)


(575)



(564)



(1,079)



(1,274)

EBITDA

$

5,799


$

(6,071)


$

11,630


$

(111)

 

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