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Pason Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
Pason Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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CALGARY, Aug. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Pason Systems Inc. (TSX:PSI) announced today its 2018 second quarter results.

Performance Data


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

(Restated)

Change

2018

2017

(Restated)

Change

(CDN 000s, except per share data)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue

68,271

55,792

22

142,084

114,841

24

Net Income (1)

5,479

5,968

(8)

17,838

12,772

40


Per share – basic  (1)

0.06

0.07

(9)

0.21

0.15

39


Per share – diluted  (1)

0.06

0.07

(9)

0.21

0.15

38

EBITDA (2)

23,614

21,050

12

55,834

44,519

25


As a % of revenue

34.6

37.7

(310) bps

39.3

38.8

50 bps

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

29,458

19,361

52

64,211

44,269

45


As a % of revenue

43.1

34.7

840 bps

45.2

38.5

670 bps

Funds flow from operations

27,836

18,795

48

61,794

39,869

55


Per share – basic

0.33

0.22

47

0.73

0.47

54


Per share – diluted

0.32

0.22

45

0.72

0.47

54

Cash from operating activities

27,617

24,201

14

51,961

54,032

(4)

Free cash flow (2)

23,133

19,628

18

42,039

48,139

(13)

Capital expenditures

4,771

5,099

(6)

10,568

6,233

70

Working capital

224,749

197,191

14

224,749

197,191

14

Total assets

424,423

412,991

3

424,423

412,991

3

Total long-term debt

Cash dividends declared

0.17

0.17

0.34

0.34

Shares outstanding end of period (#000's)

85,378

84,814

1

85,378

84,814

1



(1)

As disclosed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company identified an immaterial non-cash re-classification error with respect to a component of its deferred income tax expense associated with accounting for the deferred tax on its net investment in foreign operations related to an inter-company financing. The reclassification is between the deferred tax provision in the statement of operations and foreign currency translation reserve in equity.  This adjustment has been corrected on a retrospective basis with all prior period comparative figures being restated.



(2)

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

 

Q2 2018 vs Q2 2017

The Company generated consolidated revenue of $68.3 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 22% from the same period in 2017. Stable oil prices have resulted in an increase in the number of active drilling rigs in the US. In Canada, a more challenging industry outlook has led to declines in activity compared to the prior year. The International business unit saw increases in activity in each of the Company's major markets.

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA increased to $29.5 million in the second quarter, an increase of 52% from the second quarter of 2017.  For the first six months, consolidated adjusted EBITDA was $64.2 million, an increase of 45% over the 2017 comparative period. Significant increases in gross profit in the US business unit led to the improvement in this key measure.

The Company recorded net income of $5.5 million ($0.06 per share) in the second quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $6.0 million ($0.07 per share) recorded in the same period in 2017. Net income was negatively impacted in the second quarter of 2018 from (a) the Company recording a significant unrealized foreign exchange loss on inter-company advances made to the Company's Argentinian subsidiary as a result of a significant devaluation of the Argentina peso relative to the Canadian dollar and (b) the effective income tax rate for the second quarter of 2018 being higher than the statutory rate due the unrealized foreign exchange loss recorded on the inter-company advances described above

President's Message

Pason achieved strong results in the second quarter of 2018 and our teams continue to perform well in all geographies. We generated revenue of $68.3 million in the period, an increase of 22% compared to the same quarter last year. The main drivers of revenue growth were increased drilling activity and market share gains in the United States, and higher activity levels in all Pason's international markets. These improvements were partially offset by a decline in Canadian drilling activity and by a stronger Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.

Adjusted EBITDA was $29.5 million for the quarter, an increase of 52%. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue was 43% compared to 35% one year ago. The drivers of this improvement were the significant increase in revenue with high incremental margins. Pason recorded net income for the quarter of $5.5 million ($0.06 per share) compared to $6.0 million ($0.07 per share) in the prior year quarter. Net income was negatively affected by an unrealized foreign exchange loss caused by the significant devaluation of the Argentine peso relative to the Canadian dollar.

Capital expenditures for the quarter were $4.8 million and free cash flow was $23.1 million. At June 30, 2018, our working capital position stood at $224.7 million, including cash and short-term investments of $177.2 million. There is no debt on our balance sheet. We are increasing our quarterly dividend to $0.18 per share.

In the first quarter 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 25% in the second quarter compared to the previous year period and accounted for 52% of our total revenue. This increase was driven by a 17% increase in total US land drilling activity and US market share gains from 56% to 61%. Drilling industry days in Canada decreased by 9%, while segment revenue was essentially flat.

  • Mud Management & Safety includes products such as the Pit Volume Totalizer (PVT), Gas Analyzer, Hazardous Gas Alarm, and the Electronic Choke Actuator. In the second quarter, Mud Management & Safety generated 28% of total revenue.

  • Communications includes satellite and terrestrial Internet bandwidth, Wireless Rigsite, VOIP and Intercom services and accounted for 9% of total revenue. Revenue in this segment is showing lower growth because of the transition from satellite to terrestrial bandwidth with lower pricing and better user experience for customers.

  • Drilling Intelligence bundles Pason's offers targeted at enabling our customers' drilling optimization and automation efforts. It contains products such as autodrillers, abbl Directional Advisor®, the ExxonMobil Drilling Advisory System® and Pivot, a pipe oscillation system for improving slide drilling. Drilling Intelligence is our highest growth segment (at 36%) and it generated 6% of total revenue in the second quarter. Our level of confidence in the successful commercialization of new drilling intelligence products continues to grow. There currently are over 130 drilling rig installations of new Drilling Intelligence software in North America.

  • 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 and accounted for 4% of revenue.

We have increased our investment in R&D and IT by 7% in the first half of 2018 compared to the previous year period with a focus on machine learning algorithms. Our capital expenditures will be relatively modest going forward with a larger portion of development efforts focused on software and analytics. We intend to spend up to $25.0 million in capital expenditures in 2018. Our highly capable and flexible IT and communications platform can host additional new Pason and third-party software at the rig site and in the cloud.

The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the most active basin in the United States. It has been the focal point for the industry's recovery since the downturn and the key driver of revenue growth for Pason. There is the potential for a slowdown in drilling activity in the Permian the second half of 2018 due to takeaway capacity issues. However, we have not yet seen any signs of a slowdown and we would expect activity levels to plateau, rather than decline significantly.

In Canada, the ongoing crude oil and natural gas takeaway capacity issues continue to create an environment of extreme caution for E&P companies. The industry is watching for signals from Shell on plans for the $40-billion LNG Canada project on the West Coast. Shell has recently called the project "very promising" but it is still under study. A positive final investment decision could be a catalyst for an increase in Canadian gas drilling activity.

The outlook for our international business is positive. Market fundamentals continue to evolve favorably as the global balance of crude oil supply and demand tightens. Despite OPEC's recent decision to increase production, global supply continues to weaken from geopolitical pressure to remove Iranian oil from the market and no resolution to falling production in Venezuela. Spare production capacity, which is limited to a few OPEC countries, is at a low level. It is becoming apparent that the new projects expected to come online during the next few years will not be sufficient to meet the increasing demand. These developments underline the growing need for international E&P spending to increase significantly.

Pason's market positions remain very strong. 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 position in the Middle East. We continue to be very well positioned to participate in the industry's recovery and growth.

(signed)

Marcel Kessler
President and Chief Executive Officer
August 8, 2018

Management's Discussion and Analysis

The following discussion and analysis has been prepared by management as of August 8, 2018, 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 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 June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue








Drilling Data

35,420

28,317

25

72,715

57,085

27


Mud Management and Safety

19,304

16,423

18

40,564

33,937

20


Communications

6,111

5,380

14

13,909

11,873

17


Drilling Intelligence

4,374

3,221

36

8,955

7,214

24


Analytics and Other

3,062

2,451

25

5,941

4,732

26

Total revenue

68,271

55,792

22

142,084

114,841

24

 

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 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 June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change


#

#

(%)

#

#

(%)

Canada

8,300

9,200

(10)

29,400

33,000

(11)

United States

56,300

43,700

29

107,200

79,000

36


 

Total revenue increased 22% and 24% for the three and six months ending June 2018, over the same period in 2017. This increase is attributable to an increase in drilling activity in the Company's US and major International markets, partially offset by lower Canadian activity. The second quarter and year-to-date 2018   results, as compared to corresponding period in 2017, were negatively impacted by a stronger Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.

Industry activity in the US market increased 17% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017, while second quarter Canadian rig activity decreased 9%. US EDR days increased by 29% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017, while second quarter Canadian EDR days, which includes some non-oil and gas-related activity, decreased 10% from 2017 levels. Both the US and the Canadian business units saw increases in revenue per EDR day when measured in local currencies.

In the second quarter of 2018, the Pason EDR was installed on 61% of the land rigs in the US market compared to 56% during the same time period of 2017.

In the second quarter of 2018, the Pason EDR was installed on 86% of the land rigs in the Canadian market compared to 87% 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 and an increase in revenue from the Company's Drilling Intelligence products, including the continued roll-out of the Drilling Advisory System™ technology licensed from ExxonMobil.

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

Discussion of Operations

United States Operations


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue








Drilling Data

26,973

20,466

32

50,671

35,742

42


Mud Management and Safety

14,643

12,090

21

27,879

21,589

29


Communications

4,200

3,388

24

7,898

5,985

32


Drilling Intelligence

2,909

1,973

47

5,053

3,457

46


Analytics and Other

1,553

1,278

22

2,885

2,388

21

Total revenue

50,278

39,195

28

94,386

69,161

36

Rental services and local administration

17,455

16,302

7

34,340

30,512

13

Depreciation and amortization

4,100

4,170

(2)

7,928

9,171

(14)

Segment gross profit

28,723

18,723

53

52,118

29,478

77

 


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017


$

$

$

$

Revenue per EDR day - USD

685

661

682

649

Revenue per EDR day - CAD

884

889

872

866

 

US land-based drilling continued its sequential increase quarter over quarter resulting from the improvement of global commodity price fundamentals and WTI trading consistently above US$65 per barrel. These fundamentals continue to support strong rig activity.

US segment revenue increased by 28% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period (33% when measured in USD). For the first six months of 2018, revenue increased 36% compared to the prior period (42% when measured in USD). The value of the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar had a negative impact on revenue when measured in Canadian dollars in 2018 compared to 2017.

Industry activity in the US market increased by 17% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period.  For the first six months of 2018, industry activity increased by 24% compared to the prior period. US market share was 61% for the second quarter of 2018 compared to 56% during the same period of 2017.  For the first six months of 2018, US market share was 61% compared to 55% during the same period of 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 29% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparable period, while revenue per EDR day in the second quarter of 2018 increased to US$685, an increase of US$24 over the same period in 2017. The increase in EDR rental days and revenue per EDR day was driven by higher adoption of certain peripheral products and selective price increases on certain products.

Revenue per EDR day for the first six months of 2018 was US$682, up US$33 from the same period of 2017.

Operating costs increased by 7% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period (13% when measured in USD). For the first six months of 2018, operating costs increased 13% over the 2017 comparative period (19% 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 decreased by 2% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period due to the reduction in the capital program since 2014.

Segment gross profit increased by $10.0 million in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period.

 Canadian Operations


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue








Drilling Data

4,180

4,157

1

14,100

14,602

(3)


Mud Management and Safety

2,962

3,117

(5)

9,623

10,109

(5)


Communications

1,506

1,670

(10)

5,275

5,353

(1)


Drilling Intelligence

1,117

746

50

3,235

2,778

16


Analytics and Other

900

789

14

1,856

1,624

14

Total revenue

10,665

10,479

2

34,089

34,466

(1)

Rental services and local administration

6,136

5,559

10

13,464

11,353

19

Depreciation and amortization

4,223

5,645

(25)

8,608

11,579

(26)

Segment gross profit (loss)

306

(725)

12,017

11,534

4

 


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017


$

$

$

$

Revenue per EDR day - CAD

1,184

1,044

1,102

994

 

The second quarter Canadian rig activity showed year-over-year decrease in activity.  Drilling industry days decreased by 9% for both the second quarter of 2018 and for the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Rig activity reflected the challenging industry outlook and, for the second quarter of 2018, wet conditions persisted across several areas of the WCSB.

Canadian segment revenue increased by 2% in the second quarter of 2018 over the 2017 comparative period. For the first six months of 2018, revenue decreased by 1% compared to the prior period.

EDR rental days decreased 10% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to 2017. On a year-to-date basis EDR rental days decreased 11% over 2017 levels.

Revenue per EDR day increased by $140 to $1,184 during the second quarter of 2018 compared to 2017. For the first six months of 2018, revenue per EDR day increased by $108 to $1,102. The increase is driven by higher adoption of certain EDR peripherals and the successful introduction of ExxonMobil DAS™.

Operating costs increased by 10% in the second quarter of 2018 relative to the same period in 2017 (19% on a year-to-date basis), with repair costs and other direct field costs responsible for the increase.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by 25% for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease is a result of lower capital programs since 2014 and a drop in amortization expense of previously deferred research and development costs as fewer project costs are being capitalized for accounting purposes.

Segment gross profit for the second quarter of 2018 was $0.3 million compared to a loss of $0.7 million for the same quarter in 2017.

International Operations


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Revenue








Drilling Data

4,267

3,694

16

7,944

6,741

18


Mud Management and Safety

1,699

1,216

40

3,062

2,239

37


Communications

405

322

26

736

535

38


Drilling Intelligence

348

502

(31)

667

979

(32)


Analytics and Other

609

384

59

1,200

720

67


7,328

6,118

20

13,609

11,214

21

Rental services and local administration

4,765

4,773

9,448

8,965

5

Depreciation and amortization

897

1,008

(11)

1,859

2,046

(9)

Segment gross profit

1,666

337

394

2,302

203

1,034

 

The international rig count was up in all of the Company's major international markets with the largest increases in Australia and Argentina. The increase in activity in Argentina was offset by a weaker Argentinian Peso compared to the prior year. Revenue in the International operations segment increased in the second quarter of 2018 by 20% compared to the same period in 2017. For the first six months of 2018, revenue increased by 21% compared to the prior period.

Operating costs were consistent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2017.  For the first six months of 2018, operating costs increased by 5% compared to the prior period.

Depreciation expense decreased by 11% for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Segment gross profit was $1.7 million for the second quarter of 2018, an improvement from the $0.3 million profit recorded in the corresponding period in 2017. For the first six months of 2018, segment gross profit was $2.3 million compared to $0.2 million in 2017.

Corporate Expenses


Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

(000s)

($)

($)

(%)

($)

($)

(%)

Other expenses







Research and development

6,617

6,261

6

12,976

12,138

7

Corporate services

3,840

3,536

9

7,645

7,604

1

Stock-based compensation

3,855

3,177

21

6,389

5,724

12

Other








Foreign exchange loss (gain)

5,787

(689)

8,191

(466)


Other

57

(1,000)

186

216

(14)

Total corporate expenses

20,156

11,285

79

35,387

25,216

40

 

The Company recorded a significant unrealized foreign exchange loss in the second quarter of 2018 on inter-company advances made to the Company's Argentinian subsidiary as a result of a significant devaluation of the Argentina peso relative to the Canadian dollar.

Q2 2018 vs Q1 2018

Consolidated revenue was $68.3 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $73.8 million in the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of $5.5 million or 8%. The second quarter of the year is typically the weakest for the Company due to the seasonality of Canadian drilling activity. US and international activity levels continued to increase and this partially offset the anticipated drop in Canadian activity.

Revenue in the US segment was $50.3 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $44.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $6.2 million or 14% as industry activity, market share and revenue per EDR day all increased. The Canadian segment earned revenue of $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $23.4 million in the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of $12.7 million or 54% as the decrease in industry activity was partially offset by an increase in revenue per EDR day. The International segment earned revenue of $7.3 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $6.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $1.0 million or 16%.

Adjusted EBITDA, which adjusts for foreign exchange and certain non-recurring charges, was $29.5 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $34.8 million in the first quarter of 2018. Funds flow from operations was $27.8 million in the in the second quarter of 2018 compared to $34.0 million in the first quarter of 2018.

The Company recorded a net profit in the second quarter of 2018 of $5.5 million ($0.06 per share) compared to a profit of $12.4 million ($0.14 per share) in the first quarter of 2018. The Company recorded a significant unrealized foreign exchange loss in the second quarter of 2018 on inter-company advances made to the Company's Argentinian subsidiary as a result of a significant devaluation of the Argentina peso relative to the Canadian dollar and this combined with a higher effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2018 due to the unrealized foreign exchange loss recorded on these inter-company advances negatively impacted net income.

Second Quarter Conference Call

Pason will be conducting a conference call for interested analysts, brokers, investors and media representatives to review its second quarter 2018 results at 9:00 am (Calgary time) on Thursday, August 9, 2018. 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 2786457.

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, 2017, 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


June 30, 2018

December 31, 2017

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)


($)

($)

Assets




Current





Cash and cash equivalents


111,342

154,129


Short-term investments


65,840


Trade and other receivables


62,012

55,069


Income tax recoverable other


17,881

17,881


Prepaid expenses


2,909

4,028


Income taxes recoverable


7,639

3,946


Total current assets


267,623

235,053

Non-current





Property, plant and equipment


123,647

127,685


Intangible assets and goodwill


33,153

34,318


Deferred tax assets


1,390


Total non-current assets


156,800

163,393

Total assets


424,423

398,446

Liabilities and equity




Current





Trade payables and accruals


19,576

20,391


Income taxes payable other


17,881

17,881


Stock-based compensation liability


5,417

3,089


Total current liabilities


42,874

41,361

Non-current





Stock-based compensation liability


4,486

2,758


Onerous lease obligation


2,302

2,326


Deferred tax liabilities


15,556

4,515


Total non-current liabilities


22,344

9,599

Equity





Share capital


155,275

150,887


Share-based benefits reserve


26,001

24,425


Foreign currency translation reserve


57,246

40,358


Retained earnings


120,683

131,816


Total equity


359,205

347,486

Total liabilities and equity


424,423

398,446

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations



Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,



2018

2017

(Restated)

2018

2017

(Restated)

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


($)

($)

($)

($)







Revenue


68,271

55,792

142,084

114,841

Operating expenses







Rental services


25,209

24,099

51,248

45,582


Local administration


3,147

2,535

6,004

5,248


Depreciation and amortization


9,220

10,823

18,395

22,796



37,576

37,457

75,647

73,626







Gross profit


30,695

18,335

66,437

41,215

Other expenses







Research and development


6,617

6,261

12,976

12,138


Corporate services


3,840

3,536

7,645

7,604


Stock-based compensation expense


3,855

3,177

6,389

5,724


Other expense (income)


5,844

(1,689)

8,377

(250)



20,156

11,285

35,387

25,216







Income before income taxes


10,539

7,050

31,050

15,999


Income tax provision


5,060

1,082

13,212

3,227

Net income


5,479

5,968

17,838

12,772

Income per share







Basic


0.06

0.07

0.21

0.15


Diluted


0.06

0.07

0.21

0.15

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Other Comprehensive Income



Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,



2018

2017

2018

2017

(Restated)

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)


($)

($)

($)

($)

Net income


5,479

5,968

17,838

12,772

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to net income:







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


(777)

927

(1,766)

1,276


Foreign currency translation adjustment


8,874

(9,733)

18,654

(10,738)

Other comprehensive gain (loss)


8,097

(8,806)

16,888

(9,462)

Total comprehensive income (loss)


13,576

(2,838)

34,726

3,310


 

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, 2017 - Previously reported


139,730

23,026

69,443

154,452

386,651


Correction of error


(9,871)

9,871

Balance at January 1, 2017 - Currently reported


139,730

23,026

59,572

164,323

386,651


Net income - as restated


12,772

12,772


Dividends


(28,813)

(28,813)


Other comprehensive loss - as restated


(9,462)

(9,462)


Exercise of stock options


4,065

(985)

3,080


Expense related to vesting of options


1,638

1,638

Balance at June 30, 2017


143,795

23,679

50,110

148,282

365,866


Net income - as restated


12,418

12,418


Dividends


(28,884)

(28,884)


Other comprehensive loss


(9,752)

(9,752)


Exercise of stock options


5,342

(1,262)

4,080


Expense related to vesting of options


2,008

2,008


Verdazo Acquisition


1,750

1,750

Balance at December 31, 2017


150,887

24,425

40,358

131,816

347,486


Net income


17,838

17,838


Dividends


(28,971)

(28,971)


Other comprehensive income


16,888

16,888


Exercise of stock options


4,388

(716)

3,672


Expense related to vesting of options


2,292

2,292

Balance at June 30, 2018


155,275

26,001

57,246

120,683

359,205

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows



Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,



2018

2017

(Restated)

2018

2017

(Restated)

(CDN 000s) (unaudited)


($)

($)

($)

($)

Cash from (used in) operating activities







Net income


5,479

5,968

17,838

12,772

Adjustment for non-cash items:







Depreciation and amortization


9,220

10,823

18,395

22,796


Stock-based compensation


3,855

3,177

6,389

5,724


Deferred income taxes


3,361

(125)

10,664

(665)


Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) and
other


5,921

(1,048)

8,508

(758)

Funds flow from operations


27,836

18,795

61,794

39,869

Movements in non-cash working capital items:







Increase (decrease) in trade and other
receivables


2,150

3,659

(6,747)

1,816


Decrease in prepaid expenses


794

700

1,275

258


Decrease in income taxes recoverable


1,205

2,774

1,270

9,566


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


387

(780)

(978)

3,134


Effects of exchange rate changes


76

(522)

310

985

Cash generated from operating activities


32,448

24,626

56,924

55,628


Income tax paid


(4,831)

(425)

(4,963)

(1,596)

Net cash from operating activities


27,617

24,201

51,961

54,032

Cash flows from (used in) financing activities







Proceeds from issuance of common shares


3,444

2,374

3,672

3,080


Payment of dividends


(14,491)

(14,419)

(28,971)

(28,813)

Net cash used in financing activities


(11,047)

(12,045)

(25,299)

(25,733)

Cash flows (used in) from investing activities







Additions to property, plant and equipment


(3,514)

(4,439)

(8,325)

(5,280)


Development costs


(1,257)

(660)

(2,243)

(953)


Proceeds on disposal of investment and
property, plant and equipment


76

11

96

14


Purchase of short-term investments


(65,840)

(65,840)


Acquisition


(4,750)


Proceeds on sale of net operating assets


7,123


Changes in non-cash working capital


211

515

550

326

Net cash used in investing activities


(70,324)

(4,573)

(75,762)

(3,520)

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents


2,254

(4,409)

6,313

(4,738)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(51,500)

3,174

(42,787)

20,041

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


162,842

163,346

154,129

146,479

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


111,342

166,520

111,342

166,520


 

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 June 30, 2018

Canada

United States

International

Total


($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue






Drilling Data

4,180

26,973

4,267

35,420


Mud Management and Safety

2,962

14,643

1,699

19,304


Communications

1,506

4,200

405

6,111


Drilling Intelligence

1,117

2,909

348

4,374


Analytics and Other

900

1,553

609

3,062

Total Revenue

10,665

50,278

7,328

68,271

Rental services and local administration

6,136

17,455

4,765

28,356

Depreciation and amortization

4,223

4,100

897

9,220

Segment gross profit

306

28,723

1,666

30,695

Research and development

6,617

Corporate services

3,840

Stock-based compensation

3,855

Other expense

5,844

Income taxes

5,060

Net income

5,479

Capital expenditures

1,087

3,537

147

4,771

As at June 30, 2018




Property plant and equipment

40,312

68,432

14,903

123,647

Goodwill

1,259

7,342

2,600

11,201

Intangible assets

21,952

21,952

Segment assets

110,409

272,311

41,703

424,423

Segment liabilities

45,763

14,713

4,742

65,218

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
(Restated)

Canada

United States

International

Total


($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue






Drilling Data

4,157

20,466

3,694

28,317


Mud Management and Safety

3,117

12,090

1,216

16,423


Communications

1,670

3,388

322

5,380


Drilling Intelligence

746

1,973

502

3,221


Analytics and Other

789

1,278

384

2,451

Total Revenue

10,479

39,195

6,118

55,792

Rental services and local administration

5,559

16,302

4,773

26,634

Depreciation and amortization

5,645

4,170

1,008

10,823

Segment gross (loss) profit

(725)

18,723

337

18,335

Research and development

6,261

Corporate services

3,536

Stock-based compensation

3,177

Other income

(1,689)

Income taxes

1,082

Net income

5,968

Capital expenditures

171

4,929

(1)

5,099

As at June 30, 2017





Property plant and equipment

46,493

69,103

18,624

134,220

Goodwill

1,259

6,995

2,600

10,854

Intangible assets

28,146

655

28,801

Segment assets

119,681

240,334

52,976

412,991

Segment liabilities

22,209

10,182

14,734

47,125

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

Canada

United States

International

Total


($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue






Drilling Data

14,100

50,671

7,944

72,715


Mud Management and Safety

9,623

27,879

3,062

40,564


Communications

5,275

7,898

736

13,909


Drilling Intelligence

3,235

5,053

667

8,955


Analytics and Other

1,856

2,885

1,200

5,941

Total Revenue

34,089

94,386

13,609

142,084

Rental services and local administration

13,464

34,340

9,448

57,252

Depreciation and amortization

8,608

7,928

1,859

18,395

Segment gross profit

12,017

52,118

2,302

66,437

Research and development

12,976

Corporate services

7,645

Stock-based compensation

6,389

Other expenses

8,377

Income tax expense

13,212

Net income

17,838

Capital expenditures

3,050

6,800

718

10,568

As at June 30, 2018

Property plant and equipment

40,312

68,432

14,903

123,647

Goodwill

1,259

7,342

2,600

11,201

Intangible assets

21,952

21,952

Segment assets

110,409

272,311

41,703

424,423

Segment liabilities

45,763

14,713

4,742

65,218

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2017
(Restated)

Canada

United States

International

Total


($)

($)

($)

($)

Revenue






Drilling Data

14,602

35,742

6,741

57,085


Mud Management and Safety

10,109

21,589

2,239

33,937


Communications

5,353

5,985

535

11,873


Drilling Intelligence

2,778

3,457

979

7,214


Analytics and Other

1,624

2,388

720

4,732

Total Revenue

34,466

69,161

11,214

114,841

Rental services and local administration

11,353

30,512

8,965

50,830

Depreciation and amortization

11,579

9,171

2,046

22,796

Segment gross profit

11,534

29,478

203

41,215

Research and development

12,138

Corporate services

7,604

Stock-based compensation

5,724

Other income

(250)

Income tax expense

3,227

Net income

12,772

Capital expenditures

118

6,215

(100)

6,233

As at June 30, 2017





Property plant and equipment

46,493

69,103

18,624

134,220

Goodwill

1,259

6,995

2,600

10,854

Intangible assets

28,146

655

28,801

Segment assets

119,681

240,334

52,976

412,991

Segment liabilities

22,209

10,182

14,734

47,125


 

Correction of Error

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company adjusted for a re-classification of an immaterial non-cash error in the recognition of a component of its deferred income tax expense. The error was a result of the Company recognizing in the statement of operations the deferred income tax effect of the future taxable foreign exchange gain adjustment associated with its net investment in foreign operations related to an inter-company financing, when the amount should have been adjusted through the foreign currency translation reserve within equity. Accordingly, this adjustment has been corrected on a retrospective basis with all prior period comparative figures being restated.

The cumulative impact of this error as of January 1, 2017 was to increase retained earnings and reduce Foreign Currency Translation Reserve by $9,871.

For the second quarter of 2017, the income tax provision increased by $927. For the six month period ended June 30, 2017, the income tax provision increased by $1,276.

Other Expenses (Income)



Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,



2018

2017


2018

2017



($)

($)


($)

($)

Foreign exchange loss (gain)


5,787

(689)


8,191

(466)

Other


57

(1,000)


186

216

Other expenses (income)


5,844

(1,689)


8,377

(250)

 

The Company recorded a significant unrealized foreign exchange loss in the second quarter of 2018 on inter-company advances made to the Company's Argentinian subsidiary as a result of a significant devaluation of the Argentina peso relative to the Canadian dollar.

Short-term investments

During the second quarter of 2018, the Company invested in a USD $50,000 term deposit bearing an interest rate of 2.30% maturing in November, 2018. This is reflected on the Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheet as Short-term investments.

Events After the Reporting Period

On August 8, 2018, the Company announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share on the Company's common shares. The dividend will be paid on September 28, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2018.

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.

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2018/08/c1916.html

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 2018

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