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Pason Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results
Pason Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

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CALGARY, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc. (TSX:PSI) announced today its 2018 fourth quarter results.

Performance Data


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,









2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(CDN 000s, except per share data)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue

81,965

66,226

24

306,393

245,643

25

Net Income

20,720

5,014

313

62,944

25,190

150

Per share – basic

0.24

0.06

310

0.74

0.30

148

Per share – diluted

0.24

0.06

309

0.73

0.30

147

EBITDA (1)

38,803

26,651

46

139,270

96,663

44

As a % of revenue

47.3

40.2

710bps

45.5

39.4

610bps

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

39,303

27,797

41

145,987

98,224

49

As a % of revenue

48.0

42.0

600bps

47.6

40.0

760bps

Funds flow from operations

30,711

27,356

12

128,544

87,121

48

Per share – basic

0.36

0.32

12

1.51

1.03

46

Per share – diluted

0.36

0.32

12

1.50

1.02

46

Cash from operating activities

23,407

16,637

41

107,177

85,797

25

Free cash flow (1)

16,603

6,690

148

85,522

65,831

30

Capital expenditures

8,450

9,160

(8)

23,876

20,764

15

Working capital

256,153

193,692

32

256,153

193,692

32

Total assets

461,716

398,446

16

461,716

398,446

16

Total long-term debt

Cash dividends declared

0.18

0.17

6

0.70

0.68

3

Shares outstanding end of period (#000's)

85,783

85,158

1

85,783

85,158

1

(1)

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

 

Q4 2018 vs Q4 2017

The Company generated consolidated revenue of $82.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 24% from the same period in 2017. In the US business unit, industry activity increased by 16% while market share remained at 61%. In Canada, industry activity decreased by 15% while market share increased. The International business unit saw increases in activity in each of the Company's major markets. Fourth quarter revenue was positively impacted by the strengthening of the US dollar to the Canadian dollar.

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA increased to $39.3 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 41% from the same period in 2017. The increase in consolidated adjusted EBITDA is driven by the increase in activity in both the US and International business units, combined with the Company's continued operating leverage. The Canadian business unit contributed a modest increase due to a reduction in expenditures.

The Company recorded net income of $20.7 million ($0.24 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $5.0 million ($0.06 per share) recorded in the same period in 2017. Net income was positively impacted from the increased level of activity, reduction in depreciation expense due to lower capital expenditures in prior years, a smaller foreign exchange loss, and a lower effective income tax rate.

President's Message

Pason achieved strong results in the fourth quarter of 2018 and our teams continue to perform very well in all geographies. We generated revenue of $82.0 million in the period, an increase of 24% compared to the same quarter last year. The main drivers of revenue growth were increased industry activity in the United States, higher activity levels in all Pason's international markets, and a significant increase in the penetration of new Drilling Intelligence products.

Adjusted EBITDA was $39.3 million for the quarter, an increase of 41%. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue was 48% compared to 42% one year ago. The driver of this improvement was the significant increase in revenue with high incremental margins. Pason recorded net income for the quarter of $20.7 million ($0.24 per share) compared to $5.0 million ($0.06 per share) in the prior year quarter.

Capital expenditures for the quarter were $8.5 million and free cash flow was $16.6 million. At December 31, 2018, our working capital position stood at $256 million, including cash and short-term investments of $204 million. We are maintaining our quarterly dividend at $0.18 share.

For the full year 2018 compared to 2017 revenue increased 25% to $306.4 million, adjusted EBITDA increased 49% to $146.0 million, and net income grew 150% to $62.9 million.

At the beginning of 2018, we began reporting our revenue along five product categories to better reflect the changing nature of Pason's business as follows:

  • Drilling Data contains all products and services associated with acquiring, displaying, storing, and delivering drilling data. Revenue in this segment increased 29% in the fourth quarter compared to the prior year period and accounted for 52% of our total revenue. The increase was driven by a 16% increase in total US land drilling activity and partially offset by a 15% decline in Canadian drilling activity. Internationally, drilling activity increased in all major markets with the largest increases in Argentina and Australia.

  • Mud Management & Safety includes products such as the Pit Volume Totalizer, Smart Alarms, Gas Analyzer, Hazardous Gas Alarm, and the Electronic Choke Actuator. In the fourth quarter, Mud Management & Safety revenue increased 16% and generated 28% of total revenue.

  • Communications includes satellite and terrestrial Internet bandwidth, Wireless Rigsite, VoIP and Intercom services and accounted for 8% of total revenue. Revenue in this segment is showing no growth because of the transition from satellite to terrestrial bandwidth with lower pricing, but better user experience, for our customers.

  • Drilling Intelligence bundles Pason's product offerings targeted at enabling our customers' drilling optimization and automation efforts. It contains products such as autodrillers, abbl Directional AdvisorTM, the ExxonMobil Drilling Advisory SystemTM and Pivot, a pipe oscillation system for improving slide drilling. Drilling Intelligence is our highest growth segment as revenue increased 74% in the fourth quarter compared to the prior year and accounted for 8% of our total revenue. There currently are 200 active drilling rig installations of new Drilling Intelligence software.

  • Analytics & Other includes our Verdazo Discovery Analytics product suite, various reports, and other revenue streams. This segment is not as directly correlated to drilling activity, grew 9% and accounted for 4% of total revenue in the fourth quarter.

We have increased our investment in R&D in 2018 compared to the previous year with a focus on machine learning algorithms. IT expenses also increased as we are transitioning towards a more cloud-based IT infrastructure.

Our capital expenditures will be relatively modest going forward with a larger portion of development efforts focused on software and analytics. Our highly capable and flexible IT and communications platform can host additional new Pason and third-party software at the rigsite and in the cloud. We spent $24 million in capital expenditures in 2018 and intend to spend up to $30 million in 2019.

From a macro perspective, the significant fall in oil prices in the fourth quarter was driven by US shale production surprising to the upside and geopolitics negatively impacting the global demand/supply-balance sentiments. This has introduced more uncertainty for the E&P spending outlook for 2019, with operators generally taking a more conservative approach at the start of the year. This will once again push out in time a broad-based recovery in E&P spending. For North American land E&P operators, this means that investments will likely be closer to the level that can be covered by free cash flow, making the outlook for drilling activity more uncertain. Conversely, in the international markets, after four years of underinvestment, the NOCs and independents are starting to see the need to invest in their resource base simply to maintain production at current levels.

Based on what we can see today, we expect industry activity in North America to trend lower in 2019, with declines of about 5% in the United States and steeper declines in Canada. Drilling activity in most international markets should continue to pick up. In this environment, we have built flexibility into our plans for 2019, which gives us the means and confidence to address any activity scenario.

Our market positions remain strong, and we expect to be able to deliver growth through higher product adoption going forward. 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.

Marcel Kessler
President and Chief Executive Officer
February 26, 2019

Management's Discussion and Analysis

The following discussion and analysis has been prepared by management as of February 26, 2019, 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 Consolidated Financial Statements, the Company 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.

Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful supplemental measures as they provide an indication of the results generated by the Company's principal business activities prior to the consideration of how these results are taxed in multiple jurisdictions, how the results are impacted by foreign exchange or how the results are impacted by the Company's accounting policies for equity-based compensation plans.

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 (including changes to non-cash working capital associated with capital expenditures), and deferred development costs. This metric provides a key measure on the Company's ability to generate cash from it's principal business activities after funding the capital expenditure program, and provides an indication of the amount of cash available to finance, among other items, the Company's dividend and other investment opportunities.


Overall Performance


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue







Drilling Data

42,357

32,893

29

157,162

121,867

29

Mud Management and Safety

23,089

19,862

16

85,952

73,087

18

Communications

6,764

6,827

(1)

28,177

25,267

12

Drilling Intelligence

6,720

3,867

74

22,786

15,180

50

Analytics and Other

3,035

2,777

9

12,316

10,242

20

Total revenue

81,965

66,226

24

306,393

245,643

25

 

The Pason Electronic Drilling Recorder (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 at 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.

EDR rental day performance for Canada and the United States is reported below:

Pason Electronic Drilling Recorder (EDR) Rental Days


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change


#

#

(%)

#

#

(%)

Canada

14,500

15,900

(9)

60,000

65,800

(9)

United States

58,900

50,800

16

223,500

179,300

25


 

Total revenue increased 24% and 25% for the three and twelve months ending December 2018, over the same period in 2017. This increase is attributable to an increase in revenue per EDR day in all three operating segments combined with an increase in the activity in the US and International operating segment.

Industry activity in the US market increased 16% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017, while fourth quarter Canadian industry activity decreased by 15% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017.

US EDR days increased by 16% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017, while fourth quarter Canadian EDR days, which includes non-oil and gas-related activity, decreased 9% from 2017 levels.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Pason EDR was installed on 61% of the land rigs in the US market, consistent with the same time period in 2017.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Pason EDR was installed on 91% of the land rigs in the Canadian market compared to 85% during the same period of 2017. 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.

Revenue generated from the Company's other wellsite instrumentation products was largely driven by the increase in drilling activity in the US market combined with increases in the adoption of certain EDR peripherals, most notably the alarms and sensors, and an increase in revenue from the Company's drilling intelligence products.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company saw an increase in activity in all major regions of the International operating segment with the largest increases in Australia and Argentina.

Discussion of Operations

United States Operations


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue







Drilling Data

29,918

21,705

38

110,229

78,335

41

Mud Management and Safety

16,268

13,347

22

59,421

47,699

25

Communications

3,733

3,630

3

15,730

13,073

20

Drilling Intelligence

3,866

2,174

78

12,693

7,897

61

Analytics and Other

1,546

1,290

20

5,813

4,981

17

Total revenue

55,331

42,146

31

203,886

151,985

34

Rental services and local administration

19,364

16,519

17

72,021

64,161

12

Depreciation and amortization

4,121

3,981

4

16,249

17,303

(6)

Segment gross profit

31,846

21,646

47

115,616

70,521

64

 


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

2018

2017


$

$

$

$

Revenue per EDR day - USD

705

645

697

648

Revenue per EDR day - CAD

932

820

903

841

 

Revenue from the US operations increased by 31% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period (27% when measured in USD). On a year to date basis, revenue increased 34% compared to the prior period (34% when measured in USD).

Industry activity in the US market increased by 16% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period. On a year to date basis, industry activity increased by 19% compared to the prior period. US market share was 61% for the fourth quarter of 2018, consistent with the same period in 2017. On a year to date basis, US market share was 61% during 2018 compared to 58% during 2017. The increase in market share is driven by market share growth in key US regions combined with changes in the mix of active customers.

EDR rental days increased by 16% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period. Revenue per EDR day increased to US$705 in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of US$60 over the same period in 2017. The increase in revenue per EDR day was driven by higher adoption of certain peripheral products and selective price increases on certain products.

On a year to date basis, revenue per EDR day was US$697, an increase of US$49 from 2017.

Rental services and local administration increased by 17% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period (12% when measured in USD). On a year to date basis, rental services and local administration increased 12% over the 2017 comparative period (8% when measured in USD). The increase in operating costs is attributable higher field staff levels and higher direct costs to support additional activity.

Depreciation expense increased by 4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period. On a year to date basis, depreciation expense decreased 6% over the 2017 comparative period.

Segment gross profit increased by $10.2 million or 47% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period. On a year to date basis, segment gross profit was $115.6 million. This represents an increase of 64% over the 2017 comparative period.


Canadian Operations


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue







Drilling Data

7,191

7,556

(5)

29,095

29,921

(3)

Mud Management and Safety

4,766

5,188

(8)

19,722

20,663

(5)

Communications

2,641

2,871

(8)

10,944

11,093

(1)

Drilling Intelligence

2,519

1,312

92

8,623

5,504

57

Analytics and Other

776

818

(5)

3,613

3,350

8

Total revenue

17,893

17,745

1

71,997

70,531

2

Rental services and local administration

6,864

7,109

(3)

26,374

24,935

6

Depreciation and amortization

2,519

6,618

(62)

15,027

24,250

(38)

Segment gross profit

8,510

4,018

112

30,596

21,346

43

 


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

2018

2017


$

$

$

$

Revenue per EDR day - CAD

1,183

1,072

1,145

1,024

 

Canadian drilling activity in the fourth quarter of 2018 decreased by 15% relative to the same period in 2017. On a year to date basis, drilling activity decreased by 8% compared to the same period in 2017. Rig activity reflected the challenging industry outlook and takeaway capacity issues in the WCSB.

Canadian segment revenue increased by 1% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period. On a year to date basis, revenue increased by 2% compared to the prior period.

Canadian market share was 91% for the fourth  quarter of 2018 compared to 85% during the same period of 2017.  On a year to date basis, Canadian market share was 88%, consistent with the same period in 2017.

EDR rental days decreased 9% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 2017. On a year to date basis EDR rental days decreased 9% over 2017 levels. Revenue per EDR day increased by $111 to $1,183 during the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 2017. On a year to date basis, revenue per EDR day increased by $121 to $1,145. The increase is driven by the successful introduction of drilling intelligence products as well as a higher adoption of certain EDR peripherals.

Rental services and local administration decreased by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2018 relative to the same period in 2017. On a year to date basis, rental services and local administration increased 6% compared to the same period in 2017.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by 62% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period. The decrease is due to the amortization of investment tax credits received during the quarter. On a year to date basis, depreciation and amortization decreased by 38% compared to 2017. The decrease is a result of lower capital programs from 2014 to 2017 as well as as a greater proportion of research and development project costs being expensed for accounting purposes.

Segment gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 112% to $8.5 million compared to $4.0 million in segment gross profit in the 2017 comparative period.

International Operations


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue







Drilling Data

5,248

3,632

44

17,838

13,611

31

Mud Management and Safety

2,055

1,327

55

6,809

4,725

44

Communications

390

326

20

1,503

1,101

37

Drilling Intelligence

335

381

(12)

1,470

1,779

(17)

Analytics and Other

713

669

7

2,890

1,911

51

Total revenue

8,741

6,335

38

30,510

23,127

32

Rental services and local administration

5,227

4,681

12

19,109

17,963

6

Depreciation and amortization

916

1,102

(17)

3,579

4,128

(13)

Segment gross profit

2,598

552

371

7,822

1,036

655

 

Drilling activity increased in all of the Company's major international markets, although the majority of the absolute gains were seen in Australia, Argentina, and the Andean region.

Revenue in the International segment increased by 38% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. On a year to date basis, revenue increased by 32% compared to the prior period.

Rental services and local administration expenses increased by 12% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. On a year to date basis, rental services and local administration expense increased by 6% compared to the prior period.

Depreciation expense decreased by 17% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Segment gross profit was $2.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, an improvement from the $0.6 million profit recorded in the corresponding period in 2017. On a year to date basis, segment gross profit was $7.8 million compared to $1.0 million in 2017.

Corporate Expenses


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Other expenses







Research and development

7,310

6,136

19

26,997

25,219

7

Corporate services

3,897

3,984

(2)

15,905

15,141

5

Stock-based compensation

3,335

2,893

15

12,313

11,762

5

Other







Foreign exchange loss

1,007

1,459

(31)

7,682

1,106

595

Other

(507)

(313)

62

(965)

455

Total corporate expenses

15,042

14,159

6

61,932

53,683

15

 

Research and development expenses increased in the fourth quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period due to additions to the R&D personnel and the Company's continued transition towards more Cloud-based IT infrastructure, focusing on maximizing uptime service to customers and enhancing disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.

In 2017, the Company's Argentina subsidiary initiated repayment of advances made to it by the Canadian operating company. As a result, beginning in the third quarter of 2017, any foreign exchange gains and losses from these advances are recorded in profit or loss for the period. Previously, these advances were considered to be part of the net investment and gains or losses arising from these advances were recorded in the Consolidated Statements of Other Comprehensive Income.

Q4 2018 vs Q3 2018

Consolidated revenue was $82.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $82.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, a decrease of $0.3 million. Drilling activity in the US and international markets continued to increase, offset by a 17% drop in activity in the Canadian market.

Revenue in the US segment was $55.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $54.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. The Canadian segment earned revenue of $17.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $20.0 million in the third quarter of 2018, a decrease of $2.1 million or 11%. The International segment earned revenue of $8.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $8.2 million in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of $0.5 million or 6%.

Adjusted EBITDA, which adjusts EBITDA for foreign exchange and certain non-recurring charges, was $39.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $42.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. Funds flow from operations was $30.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $36.0 million in the third quarter of 2018, due to the drop in operating gross profit and current income tax expense being a higher amount relative to total income tax expense.

The Company recorded net income in the fourth quarter of 2018 of $20.7 million ($0.24 per share) compared to net income of $24.4 million ($0.28 per share) in the third quarter of 2018. The Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to an unrealized foreign exchange gain in the third quarter of 2018.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

As at

December 31, 2018

December 31, 2017

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

Assets



Current



Cash and cash equivalents

203,838

154,129

Trade and other receivables

80,020

55,069

Income tax recoverable other

15,304

17,881

Prepaid expenses

3,934

4,028

Income taxes recoverable

6,203

3,946

Total current assets

309,299

235,053

Non-current



Property, plant and equipment

120,417

127,685

Intangible assets and goodwill

32,000

34,318

Deferred tax assets

1,390

Total non-current assets

152,417

163,393

Total assets

461,716

398,446




Liabilities and equity



Current



Trade payables and accruals

34,541

20,391

Income taxes payable other

15,304

17,881

Stock-based compensation liability

3,301

3,089

Total current liabilities

53,146

41,361

Non-current



Stock-based compensation liability

3,200

2,758

Deferred tax liabilities

17,060

4,515

Onerous lease obligation

2,233

2,326

Total non-current liabilities

22,493

9,599

Equity



Share capital

164,723

150,887

Share-based benefits reserve

27,287

24,425

Foreign currency translation reserve

63,574

40,358

Retained earnings

130,493

131,816

Total equity

386,077

347,486

Total liabilities and equity

461,716

398,446

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations


Three Months Ended December 31,

Years Ended December 31,


2018

2017

2018

2017

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue

81,965

66,226

306,393

245,643

Operating expenses





Rental services

27,502

25,085

104,398

95,912

Local administration

3,953

3,224

13,106

11,147

Depreciation and amortization

7,556

11,701

34,855

45,681


39,011

40,010

152,359

152,740






Gross profit

42,954

26,216

154,034

92,903

Other expenses





Research and development

7,310

6,136

26,997

25,219

Corporate services

3,897

3,984

15,905

15,141

Stock-based compensation expense

3,335

2,893

12,313

11,762

Other expense

500

1,146

6,717

1,561


15,042

14,159

61,932

53,683






Income before income taxes

27,912

12,057

92,102

39,220

Income tax provision

7,192

7,043

29,158

14,030

Net income

20,720

5,014

62,944

25,190

Income per share





Basic

0.24

0.06

0.74

0.30

Diluted

0.24

0.06

0.73

0.30


 

Consolidated Statements of Other Comprehensive Income


Three Months Ended December 31,

Years Ended December 31,

Years Ended December 31,

2018

2017

2018

2017

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Net income

20,720

5,014

62,944

25,190

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to
net income:





Tax (recovery) expense on net investment in
foreign operations related to an inter-
company financing

(1,976)

186

(3,110)

2,500

Foreign currency translation adjustment

17,485

1,266

26,326

(21,714)

Other comprehensive gain (loss)

15,509

1,452

23,216

(19,214)

Total comprehensive income

36,229

6,466

86,160

5,976

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


Three Months Ended December 31,

Years Ended December 31,


2018

2017

2018

2017

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Cash from (used in) operating activities





Net income

20,720

5,014

62,944

25,190

Adjustment for non-cash items:





Depreciation and amortization

7,556

11,701

34,855

45,681

Stock-based compensation

3,335

2,893

12,313

11,762

Deferred income taxes

(2,196)

5,447

9,796

4,762

Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) and
other

1,296

2,301

8,636

(274)

Funds flow from operations

30,711

27,356

128,544

87,121

Movements in non-cash working capital items:





Increase in trade and other receivables

(5,835)

(3,011)

(24,523)

(8,149)

Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses

352

934

253

(226)

Decrease in income taxes

2,460

2,141

14,054

15,518

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

2,357

(9,462)

4,368

(3,719)

Effects of exchange rate changes

295

(1,323)

530

(361)

Cash generated from operating activities

30,340

16,635

123,226

90,184

Income tax paid

(6,933)

2

(16,049)

(4,387)

Net cash from operating activities

23,407

16,637

107,177

85,797

Cash flows from (used in) financing
activities





Proceeds from issuance of common shares

6,347

2,386

11,012

7,160

Payment of dividends

(15,436)

(14,459)

(59,785)

(57,697)

Repurchase and cancellation of shares under
Normal Course Issuer Bid

(921)

(921)

Net cash used in financing activities

(10,010)

(12,073)

(49,694)

(50,537)

Cash flows (used in) from investing activities





Additions to property, plant and equipment

(7,267)

(7,962)

(19,411)

(18,368)

Development costs

(1,183)

(1,198)

(4,465)

(2,396)

Proceeds on disposal of investment and
property, plant and equipment

1,355

24

1,543

85

Purchase of short-term investment

(65,840)

Maturity of short-term investment

65,650

65,650

Acquisition

(1,000)

(5,750)

Proceeds on sale of net operating assets

1,036

8,159

Changes in non-cash working capital

291

(811)

678

713

Net cash provided (used in) investing
activities

58,846

(9,911)

(21,845)

(17,557)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash
equivalents

11,833

39

14,071

(10,053)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents

84,076

(5,308)

49,709

7,650

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of
period

119,762

159,437

154,129

146,479

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

203,838

154,129

203,838

154,129

 

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 following table represents a disaggregation of revenue from contracts with customers along with the reportable segment for each category:

Three Months Ended December 31, 2018

Canada

United States

International

Total

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue





Drilling Data

7,191

29,918

5,248

42,357

Mud Management and Safety

4,766

16,268

2,055

23,089

Communications

2,641

3,733

390

6,764

Drilling Intelligence

2,519

3,866

335

6,720

Analytics and Other

776

1,546

713

3,035

Total Revenue

17,893

55,331

8,741

81,965

Rental services and local administration

6,864

19,364

5,227

31,455

Depreciation and amortization

2,519

4,121

916

7,556

Segment gross profit

8,510

31,846

2,598

42,954

Research and development




7,310

Corporate services




3,897

Stock-based compensation




3,335

Other expense




500

Income tax expense




7,192

Net income




20,720

Capital expenditures

3,374

3,752

1,324

8,450

As at December 31, 2018





Property plant and equipment

37,511

68,122

14,784

120,417

Goodwill

1,259

7,784

2,600

11,643

Intangible assets

20,316

41

20,357

Segment assets

117,510

297,173

47,033

461,716

Segment liabilities

53,034

16,367

6,238

75,639

 

Three Months Ended December 31, 2017

Canada

United States

International

Total

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue





Drilling Data

7,556

21,705

3,632

32,893

Mud Management and Safety

5,188

13,347

1,327

19,862

Communications

2,871

3,630

326

6,827

Drilling Intelligence

1,312

2,174

381

3,867

Analytics and Other

818

1,290

669

2,777

Total Revenue

17,745

42,146

6,335

66,226

Rental services and local administration

7,109

16,519

4,681

28,309

Depreciation and amortization

6,618

3,981

1,102

11,701

Segment gross profit

4,018

21,646

552

26,216

Research and development




6,136

Corporate services




3,984

Stock-based compensation




2,893

Other expense




1,146

Income tax expense




7,043

Net lncome




5,014

Capital expenditures

5,726

2,888

546

9,160

As at December 31, 2017





Property plant and equipment

44,650

66,360

16,675

127,685

Goodwill

1,259

7,159

2,600

11,018

Intangible assets

23,129

171

23,300

Segment assets

94,331

261,635

42,480

398,446

Segment liabilities

37,739

7,854

5,367

50,960

 

Year Ended December 31, 2018

Canada

United States

International

Total

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue





Drilling Data

29,095

110,229

17,838

157,162

Mud Management and Safety

19,722

59,421

6,809

85,952

Communications

10,944

15,730

1,503

28,177

Drilling Intelligence

8,623

12,693

1,470

22,786

Analytics and Other

3,613

5,813

2,890

12,316

Total Revenue

71,997

203,886

30,510

306,393

Rental services and local administration

26,374

72,021

19,109

117,504

Depreciation and amortization

15,027

16,249

3,579

34,855

Segment gross profit

30,596

115,616

7,822

154,034

Research and development




26,997

Corporate services




15,905

Stock-based compensation




12,313

Other expense




6,717

Income tax expense




29,158

Net Income




62,944

Capital expenditures

7,710

12,849

3,317

23,876

As at December 31, 2018





Property plant and equipment

37,511

68,122

14,784

120,417

Goodwill

1,259

7,784

2,600

11,643

Intangible assets

20,316

41

20,357

Segment assets

117,510

297,173

47,033

461,716

Segment liabilities

53,034

16,367

6,238

75,639




Year Ended December 31, 2017



(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue



Drilling Data

29,921

78,335

13,611

121,867

Mud Management and Safety

20,663

47,699

4,725

73,087

Communications

11,093

13,073

1,101

25,267

Drilling Intelligence

5,504

7,897

1,779

15,180

Analytics and Other

3,350

4,981

1,911

10,242

Total Revenue

70,531

151,985

23,127

245,643

Rental services and local administration

24,935

64,161

17,963

107,059

Depreciation and amortization

24,250

17,303

4,128

45,681

Segment gross profit

21,346

70,521

1,036

92,903

Research and development




25,219

Corporate services




15,141

Stock-based compensation




11,762

Other expense




1,561

Income tax expense




14,030

Net income




25,190

Capital expenditures

5,481

14,316

967

20,764

As at December 31, 2017





Property plant and equipment

44,650

66,360

16,675

127,685

Goodwill

1,259

7,159

2,600

11,018

Intangible assets

23,129

171

23,300

Segment assets

94,331

261,635

42,480

398,446

Segment liabilities

37,739

7,854

5,367

50,960

 

Other Expense


Three Months Ended December 31,

Year Ended December 31,


2018

2017

2018

2017

(CDN 000s)

($)

($)

($)

($)

Foreign exchange loss

1,007

1,459

7,682

1,106

Other

(507)

(313)

(965)

455

Other expense

500

1,146

6,717

1,561

 

In 2017, the Company's Argentina subsidiary initiated repayment of advances made to it by the Canadian operating company. As a result, any foreign exchange gains and losses from these advances are recorded in profit or loss for the period. Previously, these advances were considered to be part of the net investment and gains or losses arising from these advances were recoded in the Consolidated Statements of Other Comprehensive Income.

Events After the Reporting Period

On February 26, 2019, the Company announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on the Company's common shares. The dividend will be paid on March 29, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2019.

Fourth Quarter & Year End Conference Call

Pason will be conducting a conference call for interested analysts, brokers, investors and media representatives to review its fourth quarter and year-end results at 9:00 am (Calgary time) on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 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 1343209.

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, 2018, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.pason.com.

Shareholders are also invited to attend the Company's Annual General on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 3:30 pm at the offices of Pason Systems Inc., 6120 Third Street SE, Calgary, Alberta.

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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For more information 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 2019

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