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HOUSTON, May 8, 2023 – Flotek Industries, Inc. (“Flotek” or the “Company”) (NYSE: FTK) today announced operational and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

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(1) A non-GAAP financial measure. See “Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Items and Non-Cash Items Impacting Earnings” section in this release for more information, including reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures.

Full Year 2023 Outlook

Flotek has initiated full year 2023 guidance for revenue of $210 million to $230 million and an Adjusted Gross Profit margin of 8% to 10%. Adjusted Gross Profit(1) excludes non-cash costs, including contract amortization. 

First Quarter 2023 Highlights

• Reached positive gross profit for the first quarter of 2023, representing an almost 200% increase sequentially and growth of nearly 500% from the year-ago quarter.

• Increased revenue by more than 270% from the first quarter of 2022 primarily as a result of Flotek’s strategic 10-year supply agreement with ProFrac Holdings, LLC (“ProFrac”).

• Realized 135% revenue growth in the Company’s Data Analytics business versus first quarter of 2022. First quarter 2023 revenue totaled $2.5 million, representing 45% of total Data Analytics revenue for all of 2022.

• Increased the average number of ProFrac fleets serviced from 17 in the fourth quarter of 2022 to 19 in the first quarter of 2023.

• Achieved approximately 12% market share of the active U.S. frac fleets by the end of the first quarter of 2023.  Flotek remains well positioned to capture additional market share as a result of its anticipated expanded scope of work with ProFrac and strategic business development efforts with other customers, supported by the Company’s unique product and service offerings.


Management Commentary

Harsha V. Agadi, Interim Chief Executive Officer for Flotek, stated, “Our first quarter results reflect the continued progress we are making to be the collaborative partner of choice for sustainable optimized chemistry and data solutions. Importantly, we achieved a $3.2 million improvement in adjusted gross profit, as compared to the fourth quarter, on nearly identical revenue, which demonstrates the continuing underlying improvement we are achieving in margins. The first quarter represents an inflection point for gross profit. With support from additional revenue opportunities and targeted cost reduction initiatives, we remain focused on reaching positive adjusted EBITDA during 2023.”   


First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

• Revenue: Flotek recorded first quarter 2023 total revenue of $48.0 million compared to $48.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 and $12.9 million for the first quarter of 2022 – a 273% increase. Contributing to the year-over-year growth was the Company’s 10-year supply agreement with ProFrac and continued growth in the Company’s other Chemistry Technologies and Data Analytics product and service offerings. First quarter 2023 revenue remained flat sequentially, despite the industry’s seasonal slow-down in well stimulation operations early in the quarter.

• Gross Profit (Loss): The Company generated a gross profit of $1.9 million versus a gross loss of $2.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 and a gross loss of $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2022. The substantial improvement in gross margin was the result of pricing improvements, freight cost reductions and the Company’s initiatives to drive further efficiencies in the business, including focusing its efforts on leveraging the scale of its ProFrac business to drive margin enhancement. 

• Adjusted Gross Profit (Loss) (Non-GAAP): Flotek generated an adjusted gross profit of $2.6 million compared to adjusted gross losses of $0.5 million and $0.2 million for the fourth and first quarters of 2022, respectively. Adjusted gross profit (loss) primarily excludes non-cash items, including amortization of contract assets, which reduces both revenue and gross profit.  

• Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) Expense: The Company’s SG&A expense was $6.5 million for the first quarter of 2023 compared to $5.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 and $4.9 million for the first quarter of 2022. First quarter 2023 SG&A included higher non-recurring legal fees, offset by lower stock compensation costs.  In addition, fourth quarter 2022 SG&A benefited from a $1.5 million reversal of an accrued discretionary bonus.

• Severance Costs: Flotek recorded $2.2 million in separation costs in the first quarter of 2023, which was associated with the departure of the Company’s previous CEO and other management level headcount reductions implemented in the period.

• Net Income (Loss) and EPS: Flotek reported net income of $21.3 million, or $0.22 per basic share, for the first quarter of 2023. This is compared to a net loss of $19.0 million, or $0.25 per basic share, for the fourth quarter of 2022 and a net loss of $10.7 million, or $0.15 per basic share, in the first quarter of 2022. Net income during the first quarter of 2023 benefited from a $26.1 million non-cash gain related to the fair value adjustment of the Company’s convertible notes, as well as a $4.5 million gain from the forgiveness of the Company’s PPP loan.

• Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP): Adjusted EBITDA was negative $3.9 million in the first quarter of 2023 versus negative $5.1 million and negative $5.4 million for the fourth and first quarters of 2022, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA continues to trend upward, improving 24% sequentially.


Balance Sheet and Liquidity

• Cash and cash equivalents remained stable at $12.4 million as of March 31, 2023, compared to $12.3 million as of December 31, 2022.

• Flotek is continuing to pursue asset-based borrowing options. To date, the Company has received four non-binding proposals and is evaluating the various terms and conditions in each of the term sheets.


Conference Call Details

Flotek will host a conference call on May 9, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. CDT (10:30 a.m. EDT) to discuss its first quarter 2023 results. Participants may access the call through Flotek’s website at under “Webcasts’’ or by telephone toll free at 1-844-835-9986 (international toll: 1-412-317-5270) approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call. Following the conclusion of the conference call, a recording of the call will be available on the Company’s website.

About Flotek Industries, Inc.

Flotek Industries, Inc. creates unique solutions to reduce the environmental impact of energy on air, water, land and people. A technology-driven, specialty green chemistry and data company, Flotek helps customers across industrial and commercial markets improve their environmental performance. The Company’s primary focus is to enable its customers to maximize the value of their hydrocarbon streams and improve return on invested capital through its real-time data platforms and green chemistry technologies. Flotek serves downstream, midstream, and upstream energy customers, both domestic and international. In addition, the Company is positioned to integrate parallel industrial chemistry and data platforms by capitalizing on its digitization, engineering, chemical formulation knowledge, and intellectual property to drive multi-disciplinary advancements in sustainability and enterprise risk management. Flotek is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FTK.”  For additional information, please visit 

Forward -Looking Statements


Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) regarding Flotek Industries, Inc.’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.  Words such as will, continue, expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, seeks, estimates and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements in this press release.  Although forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the good faith judgment of management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known to management.  Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in the forward-looking statements.  Further information about the risks and uncertainties that may impact the company are set forth in the Company’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K (including, without limitation, in the “Risk Factors” section thereof), and in the Company’s other SEC filings and publicly available documents.  Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.  The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this press release.


Company Contact


Bond Clement

Chief Financial Officer


P: (713) 726-5322

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