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Pason Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
Pason Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

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CALGARY, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc. (TSX:PSI) announced today its 2017 first quarter results.

Performance Data

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(CDN 000s, except per share data)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue

59,049

45,813

29

Income (loss)

7,153

(10,860)


Per share – basic

0.08

(0.13)


Per share – diluted

0.08

(0.13)

EBITDA (1)

23,469

(353)


As a % of revenue

39.7

(0.8)

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

24,908

8,763

184


As a % of revenue                         

42.2

19.1

23

Funds flow from operations

21,074

3,335

532


Per share – basic

0.25

0.04

525


Per share – diluted

0.25

0.04

525

Cash from operating activities

29,831

11,331

163

Free cash flow (1)

28,511

4,141

589

Capital expenditures

1,134

6,580

(83)

Working capital

203,224

214,538

(5)

Total assets

427,075

482,620

(12)

Total long-term debt

Cash dividends declared

0.17

0.17

Shares outstanding end of period (#000's)

84,672

84,108

1

(1) Non-IFRS financial measures are defined in the Management's Discussion and Analysis section.

 

Q1 2017 vs Q1 2016

The Company generated consolidated revenue of $59.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 29% from the same period in 2016.  A modest recovery in commodity prices and increased optimism has led to increased drilling activity in Canada and in the US market. This increase was partially offset by a strengthening Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar and a decline in drilling activity in certain key international markets.

Consolidated EBITDA was $23.5 million in the first quarter, an increase of $23.8 million from the first quarter of 2016. Included in EBITDA in the prior year results are restructuring charges related to the reduction of personnel and consolidation of office space totaling $10.9 million.  Adjusted EBITDA, which adjusts for foreign exchange and certain non-recurring charges, including restructuring costs, increased to $24.9 million, up from $8.8 million in the first quarter of 2016.

The Company recorded net income of $7.2 million ($0.08 per share) in the first quarter of 2017, compared to a net loss of $10.9 million ($0.13 per share) recorded in the same period in 2016. The first quarter 2016 results include the restructuring costs referred to above. The increase in Canadian and US revenue combined with cost reduction programs previously implemented and a significant decline in depreciation expense from 2016 levels led to the increase in income from 2016 levels.    

President's Message

After two very challenging years, Pason has returned to positive income territory. Income for the first quarter of 2017 was $7.2 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to a loss of $10.9 million in the previous year period. Adjusted EBITDA was $24.9 million, resulting in an adjusted EBITDA margin of 42%. Free Cash Flow for the quarter was $28.5 million. At March 31, 2017, our working capital position stood at $203 million, including cash at $163 million. There is no debt on our balance sheet. We are maintaining our quarterly dividend at $0.17 share.

The key drivers of improved financial performance were: 1) higher drilling activity in Canada as well as certain US regions, especially the Permian; 2) increased US market share; and 3) a significant reduction in operating costs and depreciation. These improvements were partially offset by negative exchange rate effects, lower market share and heightened pricing pressure in Canada, and weakness in certain international markets, especially Argentina and Mexico.

Since the beginning of the New Year, growth in drilling activity in North American land has exceeded our expectations. The outlook for the remainder of 2017 is more positive than what we experienced in 2016. Some analysts are projecting that oil may rally to the mid-$60s by the end of the year. This would likely lead to a sustained growth in North American land drilling activity.

However, inventories of crude oil and refined products continue to be at very high levels. For the optimistic oil price scenario to materialize, OPEC and its allies need to extend their production cuts that went into effect in January. A failure to extend the output agreement at the next OPEC meeting at the end of May could send oil prices much lower. As a result, there continues to be a lot of uncertainty around E&P capital spending plans, and therefore for drilling activity, going forward.

We are more optimistic about the outlook for the oil price for the medium to longer term.  The rate of depletion of developed oil reserves in many non-OPEC countries is accelerating. Continued underinvestment in new supply increases the probability of a supply deficit down the road.

Pason's two main objectives for 2017 remain:1) to fully participate in the industry's upturn while containing growth of the cost base; and 2) to become a key enabler of drilling automation and big data strategies.

With our current cost structure, we can absorb higher activity levels without having to add cost proportionally in many regions. We are therefore well-positioned to maximize returns in the industry's continued growth.

At the same time, we continue to invest approximately $30 million annually in R&D and IT. We are focusing our development efforts on products and services that directly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of drilling operations and wellbore quality. Examples of this include our ePVT Adaptive Alarms and Digital Trip Sheets, AC AutoDriller, abbl Directional Advisor and the deployment of the advanced Exxon Drilling Advisory System. We are building on our acquisition of Verdazo Analytics to provide customers with a holistic platform to analyze drilling, production, and operational data. The addition of an enhanced Live Rig View (LRV) web service to our cloud-based offering benefits office-based users of Pason data.

Our very capable and flexible rigsite IT and communications platform can host new Pason and third party software. Our capital expenditures will be relatively small going forward with a larger portion of our current development efforts focused on software and analytics. For 2017, we intend to spend up to $25 million in capital expenditures

We feel good about Pason's market position and prospects, and are excited about the potential of our new products and services. We are the service provider of choice for many leading operators and drilling contractors with Pason equipment installed on over 65% of all active land drilling rigs in the Western Hemisphere and a growing presence in the Middle East.

(signed)
Marcel Kessler
President and Chief Executive Officer
May 2, 2017

Management's Discussion and Analysis

The following discussion and analysis has been prepared by management as of May 2, 2017, and is a review of the financial condition and results of operations of Pason Systems Inc. (Pason or the Company) based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes.

Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Such statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

All financial measures presented in this report are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Additional IFRS Measures

In its interim condensed consolidated financial statements, the Corporation uses certain additional IFRS measures. Management believes these measures provide useful supplemental information to readers.

Funds flow from operations

Management believes that funds flow from operations, as reported in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, is a useful additional measure as it represents the cash generated during the period, regardless of the timing of collection of receivables and payment of payables. Funds flow from operations represents the cash flow from continuing operations, excluding non-cash items. Funds flow from operations is defined as net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, deferred taxes, and other non-cash items impacting operations.

Cash from operating activities

Cash from operating activities is defined as funds flow from operations adjusted for changes in working capital items.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

These definitions are not recognized measures under IFRS, and accordingly, may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. These Non-IFRS measures provide readers with additional information regarding the Company's ability to generate funds to finance its operations, fund its research and development and capital expenditure program, and pay dividends.

Revenue per EDR Day

Revenue per EDR day is defined as the daily revenue generated from all products that the Company has on rent on a drilling rig that has the Company's base EDR installed. This metric provides a key measure on the Company's ability to increase production adoption and evaluate product pricing.

EBITDA

EBITDA is defined as net income before interest expense, income taxes, stock-based compensation expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and gains on disposal of investments.

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted for foreign exchange, impairment of property, plant, and equipment, restructuring costs, and other items which the Company does not consider to be in the normal course of continuing operations.

Free cash flow

Free cash flow is defined as cash from operating activities plus proceeds on disposal of property, plant, and equipment, less capital expenditures, and deferred development costs.

Overall Performance

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue





Electronic Drilling Recorder

25,656

19,155

34


Pit Volume Totalizer/ePVT

8,576

6,356

35


Communications

6,923

4,331

60


Software

5,016

3,131

60


AutoDriller

3,829

2,766

38


Gas Analyzer

4,612

3,624

27


Other

4,437

6,450

(31)

Total revenue

59,049

45,813

29

 

Electronic Drilling Recorder (EDR) and Pit Volume Totalizer (PVT) rental day performance for Canada and the United States is reported below:

Canada

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change


#

#

(%)

EDR rental days

23,800

15,000

59

PVT rental days

21,800

14,000

56









United States

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change


#

#

(%)

EDR rental days

35,300

25,200

40

PVT rental days

27,800

19,000

46

 

The Pason EDR remains the Company's primary product. The EDR provides a complete system of drilling data acquisition, data networking, and drilling management tools and reports at both the wellsite and customer offices. The EDR is the base product from which all other wellsite instrumentation products are linked. By linking these products, a number of otherwise redundant elements such as data processing, display, storage, and networking are eliminated. This ensures greater reliability and a more robust system of instrumentation for the customer.

Total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017, increased 29% over the same period in 2016. This increase is attributable to an increase in drilling activity in the Company's major North American markets, offset by a strengthening Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.

Industry activity in the US market increased 31% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the corresponding period in 2016, while first quarter Canadian rig activity increased 80%. Canadian EDR days, which includes some non-oil and gas-related activity, increased 59% in the first quarter of 2017 from 2016 levels, while US EDR days increased by 40% from the first quarter of 2016.

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Pason EDR was installed on 55% of the land rigs in the US compared to 52% during the same time period in 2016.

The Canadian business unit continued to see increased competition from a number of competitors. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Pason EDR was installed on 90% of the land rigs in the Canadian market; for the same period in 2016 the number of EDR days exceeded the number of reported industry days.

For the purposes of market share, the Company uses the number of EDR days billed and oil and gas drilling days as reported by accepted industry sources.

The Canadian market saw an increase in pricing pressure during the first quarter of 2017 relative to the same period in 2016.

The revenue generated from the Company's other wellsite instrumentation products tracked the increase in drilling activity. The notable exceptions were:

  • an increase in product adoption of the ePVT in the US market
  • continued increase in customer adoption of the communication solutions previously rolled out in the Canadian and US markets
  • increase in AutoDriller rentals in Canada due to the significant increase in drilling activity which led to more mechanical rigs being deployed in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2016 
  • a drop in revenue of service rig recorders in Latin America due to the drop in drilling activity which impacted other revenue 

Included in the software category is revenue from the company's data analytics subsidiary, Verdazo.

Other revenue is down due to the sale of the net operating assets of 3PS, Inc. (3PS) effective January 1, 2017.

The international rig count was down in most of the Company's major international markets, most notably Argentina, Mexico, and Offshore. In the Middle East, the Company is realizing an increase in its share of net income from its Saudi Arabia joint venture as a result of a continuing increases in rig count and market penetration.

Discussion of Operations

United States Operations

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue





Electronic Drilling Recorder

15,124

10,687

42


Pit Volume Totalizer/ePVT

4,603

3,176

45


Communications

2,583

1,545

67


Software

2,468

1,757

40


AutoDriller

1,408

965

46


Gas Analyzer

1,765

1,598

10


Other

2,015

3,898

(48)

Total revenue

29,966

23,626

27

Operating costs

14,210

15,245

(7)

Depreciation and amortization

5,001

6,773

(26)

Segment operating profit

10,755

1,608

569

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016


$

$

Revenue per EDR day - USD

634

618

Revenue per EDR day - CAD

839

850

 

US segment revenue increased by 27% in the first quarter of 2017 over the 2016 comparable period.  Included in the prior year results was revenue (included in other revenue) from 3PS, the net operating assets of which were sold effective January 1, 2017. Removing 3PS revenue from the comparative figures, revenue increased by 38% (42% increase when measured in USD). The strengthening Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar had a negative impact on revenue when measured in Canadian dollars.

Industry activity in the US market during the first quarter of 2017 increased 31% from the prior year. US market share was 55% for the first quarter of 2017 compared to 52% during the three months ended March 31, 2016, primarily driven by market share growth in key US regions combined with changes in the mix of active customers.

EDR rental days increased by 40% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, over the same time period in 2016, while revenue per EDR day in the first quarter of 2017 increased to US$634, an increase of US$16 over the same period in 2016. This increase is due to an uptick on adoption of certain key products, including ePVT, combined with continued customer acceptance of enhanced communication solutions, offset by selective pricing discounts on certain products.

Operating costs decreased by 7% in the first quarter relative to the same period in the prior year. When measured in USD, and removing 3PS costs, operating costs increased by 13%, which is a direct result of the business unit investing in field costs to meet the significant increase in drilling activity.

Depreciation expense for the first three months of 2017 decreased 26% over 2016 amounts due to the asset impairment charges recorded in prior years and a significantly lower capital program.

Segment profit increased by $9.1 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the corresponding period in 2016.

Canadian Operations

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue





Electronic Drilling Recorder

8,436

5,834

45


Pit Volume Totalizer/ePVT

3,477

2,532

37


Communications

3,852

2,429

59


Software

2,476

1,295

91


AutoDriller

1,949

1,104

77


Gas Analyzer

2,582

1,648

57


Other

1,215

983

24

Total revenue

23,987

15,825

52

Operating costs

5,794

5,324

9

Depreciation and amortization

5,934

7,582

(22)

Segment operating profit

12,259

2,919

320

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016


$

$

Revenue per EDR day- CAD

975

1,039




 

Canadian segment revenue increased by 52% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. This increase is the result of an 80% increase in the number of drilling industry days in the first quarter compared to 2016 levels. Included in the software category is revenue earned by Verdazo.

EDR rental days increased 59% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2016.

Revenue per EDR day decreased by $64 to $975 during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, resulting from selective price discounts on certain products.

Operating costs increased by 9% in the first quarter of 2017 relative to the same period in 2016 due to the inclusion of Verdazo operating costs.

Depreciation expense decreased by approximately 22% for the three months ended March 31, 2017, due to prior year's impairment charges and lower capital expenditures.

The first quarter 2017 operating income of $12.3 million is an increase of $9.3 million from the prior year.

International Operations

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue




Electronic Drilling Recorder

2,096

2,634

(20)

Pit Volume Totalizer/ePVT

496

648

(23)

Communications

488

357

37

Software

72

79

(9)

AutoDriller

472

697

(32)

Gas Analyzer

265

378

(30)

Other

1,207

1,569

(23)

Total revenue

5,096

6,362

(20)

Operating costs

4,192

5,531

(24)

Depreciation and amortization

1,038

2,007

(48)

Segment operating loss

(134)

(1,176)

 

The international rig count was down in most of the Company's major international markets, most notably Argentina, Mexico, and Offshore. As a result, revenue in the International operations segment decreased 20% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

Operating costs decreased by 24% in the first quarter relative to the same period in the prior year, as the business units continue to identify and implement changes to its cost structure to meet the challenging business environment while maintaining customer service.

Depreciation expense decreased by approximately 48% for the three months ended March 31, 2017, primarily due to lower capital expenditures.

The segment operating loss was $0.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, an improvement from the $1.2 million loss recorded in the corresponding period in 2016.

Corporate Expenses

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

Other expenses




Research and development

5,877

6,628

(11)

Corporate services

4,068

4,322

(6)

Stock-based compensation

2,547

962

165

Other





Restructuring costs

10,861


Foreign exchange loss (gain)

223

(2,719)


Other

1,216

974

25

Total corporate expenses

13,931

21,028

(34)

 

In the first quarter of 2016, the Company initiated additional cost reduction initiatives to address the prolonged downturn in oil and gas drilling activity. These actions included further staff reductions and office space consolidation.  As a result, the Company recorded a restructuring charge of $10.9 million in the first quarter of 2016.

Q1 2017 vs Q4 2016

Consolidated revenue was $59.0 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $48.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of $10.2 million or 21%. The first quarter of the year is typically the strongest for the Company due to the seasonality of the Canadian drilling activity. Activity in the WCSB showed significant seasonal improvements as a result of a modest recovery in commodity prices. The Canadian segment earned revenue of $24.0 million in the first quarter of 2017 as compared to $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of $9.4 million. Revenue in the US market increased by $1.4 million, from $28.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $30.0 million in the first quarter of 2017. The International segment experienced a revenue decrease of $0.5 million.

The Company recorded a net profit in the first quarter of 2017 of $7.2 million ($0.08 per share) compared to a loss of $11.3 million ($0.13 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter 2016 results includes a $17.5 million impairment charge relating to the write-off of intangible assets as a result of the Company's divestiture of the net operating assets of 3PS, a previous wholly-owned subsidiary. 

Sequentially, EBITDA increased from a negative $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $23.5 million in the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA, which adjusts for foreign exchange and certain non-recurring charges, including impairment charges, increased from a $15.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $24.9 million in the first quarter of 2017. Funds flow from operations increased from $15.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $21.1 million in the first quarter of 2017.

First Quarter Conference Call

Pason will be conducting a conference call for interested analysts, brokers, investors and media representatives to review its first quarter 2017 results at 9:00 am (Calgary time) on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The conference call dial-in number is 1-888-231-8191 or 1-647-427-7450. You can access the seven-day replay by dialing 1-855-859-2056 or 1-416-849-0833, using password 84467812.

Pason Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of specialized data management systems for drilling rigs. Our solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, web-based information management, and analytics, enable collaboration between the rig and the office. Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PSI.

Additional information, including the Company's Annual Report and Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2016, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.pason.com.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets

As at

March 31, 2017

December 31, 2016

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)

($)

($)

Assets



Current




Cash and cash equivalents

163,346

146,479


Trade and other receivables

52,370

50,721


Prepaid expenses

4,295

3,826


Income taxes recoverable

9,450

15,066


Assets held for sale

8,413


Total current assets

229,461

224,505

Non-current




Property, plant and equipment

140,811

150,504


Intangible assets and goodwill

41,520

43,698


Deferred tax assets

15,283

16,544


Total non-current assets

197,614

210,746

Total assets

427,075

435,251

Liabilities and equity



Current




Trade payables and accruals

23,458

24,347


Stock-based compensation liability

2,779

1,516


Liabilities held for sale

223


Total current liabilities

26,237

26,086

Non-current




Stock-based compensation liability

3,363

2,941


Onerous lease obligation

2,904

2,917


Deferred tax liabilities

14,623

16,656


Total non-current liabilities

20,890

22,514

Equity




Share capital

140,683

139,730


Share-based benefits reserve

23,616

23,026


Foreign currency translation reserve

68,438

69,443


Retained earnings

147,211

154,452


Total equity

379,948

386,651

Total liabilities and equity

427,075

435,251

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

(CDN 000s, except per share data) (unaudited)

($)

($)




Revenue

59,049

45,813

Operating expenses




Rental services

21,483

23,771


Local administration

2,713

2,329


Depreciation and amortization

11,973

16,362


36,169

42,462




Operating profit

22,880

3,351

Other expenses




Research and development

5,877

6,628


Corporate services

4,068

4,322


Stock-based compensation expense

2,547

962


Other expense

1,439

9,116


13,931

21,028




Income (loss) before income taxes

8,949

(17,677)


Income tax provision (recovery)

1,796

(6,817)

Net income (loss)

7,153

(10,860)

Income (loss) per share




Basic

0.08

(0.13)


Diluted

0.08

(0.13)

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Other Comprehensive Income

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)

($)

($)

Net income (loss)

7,153

(10,860)

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to net income:




Foreign currency translation adjustment

(1,595)

(25,127)


Reclassification of foreign currency translation gain on disposition of 3PS assets

590


Other comprehensive (loss) gain

(1,005)

(25,127)

Total comprehensive income (loss)

6,148

(35,987)

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in Equity


Share Capital

Share-Based
Benefits
Reserve

Foreign
Currency
Translation
Reserve

Retained
Earnings

Total Equity

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Balance at January 1, 2016

128,067

23,367

85,603

252,411

489,448


Net loss

(10,860)

(10,860)


Dividends

(14,294)

(14,294)


Other comprehensive loss

(25,127)

(25,127)


Exercise of stock options

925

(315)

610


Expense related to vesting of options

640

640

Balance at March 31, 2016

128,992

23,692

60,476

227,257

440,417


Net loss

(29,761)

(29,761)


Dividends

(43,044)

(43,044)


Other comprehensive income

8,967

8,967


Exercise of stock options

9,488

(3,022)

6,466


Expense related to vesting of options

2,356

2,356


Shares issued pursuant to business acquisition

1,250

1,250

Balance at December 31, 2016

139,730

23,026

69,443

154,452

386,651


Net income

7,153

7,153


Dividends

(14,394)

(14,394)


Other comprehensive loss

(1,005)

(1,005)


Exercise of stock options

953

(247)

706


Expense related to vesting of options

837

837

Balance at March 31, 2017

140,683

23,616

68,438

147,211

379,948

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)

($)

($)

Cash from (used in) operating activities




Net income (loss)

7,153

(10,860)

Adjustment for non-cash items:




Depreciation and amortization

11,973

16,362


Stock-based compensation

2,547

962


Non-cash restructuring costs

4,833


Deferred income taxes

(889)

(5,288)


Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss and other

290

(2,674)

Funds flow from operations

21,074

3,335

Movements in non-cash working capital items:




(Increase) decrease in trade and other receivables

(1,843)

11,264


(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses

(442)

136


Decrease (increase) in income taxes recoverable

6,792

(2,743)


Increase in trade payables, accruals and stock-based compensation liability

3,914

6,102


Effects of exchange rate changes

1,507

(906)

Cash generated from operating activities

31,002

17,188


Income tax paid

(1,171)

(5,857)

Net cash from operating activities

29,831

11,331

Cash flows from (used in) financing activities




Proceeds from issuance of common shares

706

610


Payment of dividends

(14,394)

(14,294)

Net cash used in financing activities

(13,688)

(13,684)

Cash flows (used in) from investing activities




Additions to property, plant and equipment

(841)

(4,883)


Development costs

(293)

(1,697)


Proceeds on disposal of investment and property, plant and equipment

3

109


Acquisition

(4,750)


Proceeds on sale of net operating assets

7,123


Changes in non-cash working capital

(189)

(719)

Net cash from (used in)  investing activities

1,053

(7,190)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

(329)

(10,210)

Net  increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

16,867

(19,753)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

146,479

195,846

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

163,346

176,093

 

Operating Segments

The Company operates in three geographic segments: Canada, the United States, and International (Latin America, Offshore, the Eastern Hemisphere, and the Middle East). The amounts related to each segment are as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

Canada

United States

International

Total


($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue

23,987

29,966

5,096

59,049

Rental services and local administration

5,794

14,210

4,192

24,196

Depreciation and amortization

5,934

5,001

1,038

11,973

Segment operating profit (loss)

12,259

10,755

(134)

22,880

Research and development




5,877

Corporate services




4,068

Stock-based compensation




2,547

Other expenses




1,439

Income tax expense




1,796

Net income




7,153

Capital expenditures

(53)

1,286

(99)

1,134

Goodwill

1,259

7,181

2,600

11,040

Intangible assets

29,771

709

30,480

Segment assets

122,216

253,754

51,105

427,075

Segment liabilities

20,429

11,795

14,903

47,127






Three Months Ended March 31, 2016










Revenue

15,825

23,626

6,362

45,813

Rental services and local administration

5,324

15,245

5,531

26,100

Depreciation and amortization

7,582

6,773

2,007

16,362

Segment operating profit (loss)

2,919

1,608

(1,176)

3,351

Research and development




6,628

Corporate services




4,322

Stock-based compensation




962

Other income




9,116

Income tax recovery




(6,817)

Net loss




(10,860)

Capital expenditures

1,717

4,774

89

6,580

Goodwill

24,008

2,600

26,608

Intangible assets

27,820

184

647

28,651

Segment assets

156,355

264,895

61,370

482,620

Segment liabilities

19,063

10,767

12,373

42,203

 

Other Expenses (Income)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2017

2016


($)

($)

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

223

(2,719)

Restructuring costs

10,861

Other

1,216

974

Other expenses

1,439

9,116

 

In the first quarter of 2016, the Company initiated additional cost reduction initiatives to address the prolonged downturn in oil and gas drilling activity. These actions included further staff reductions and office space consolidation.  As a result, the Company recorded a restructuring charge of $10,861 in the first quarter of 2016.

Pason Systems Inc.

Pason Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of specialized data management systems for drilling rigs. Our solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, and web-based information management, enable collaboration between the rig and the office. Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PSI.TO.

Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities law. The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "will", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements in this document may include statements, express or implied regarding the anticipated business prospects and financial performance of Pason; expectations or projections about future strategies and goals for growth and expansion; expected and future cash flows and revenues; and expected impact of future commitments. These forward-looking statements are based upon various underlying factors and assumptions, including the state of the economy and the oil and gas exploration and production business, in particular; the Company's business prospects and opportunities; and estimates of the financial and operational performance of Pason.

Forward-looking information and statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information and statements. Risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the ability of Pason to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the operating performance of Pason's assets and businesses, the price of energy commodities, competitive factors in the energy industry, changes in laws and regulations affecting Pason's businesses, technological developments, and general economic conditions.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such forward looking statements, although considered reasonable by management as of the date hereof, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Additional information on risks and uncertainties and other factors that could affect Pason's operations or financial results are included in Pason's reports on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or through Pason's website (www.pason.com). Furthermore, any forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and Pason does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by securities law.

SOURCE Pason Systems Inc.

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about Pason Systems Inc., visit the company's website at www.pason.com or contact: Marcel Kessler, President and CEO, 403-301-3400, marcel.kessler@pason.com; Jon Faber, Chief Financial Officer, 403-301-3400, jon.faber@pason.comCopyright CNW Group 2017

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