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Flotek Industries, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Results And Conference Call Information

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HOUSTON, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek Industries, Inc. ("Flotek" or the "Company") (FTK) today announced results for the three-months ended March 31, 2017. 

Q1 2017 Highlights:

  • First quarter revenue from continuing operations was $80.0 million, up 13.2% sequentially, and up 25.3% year-over-year.
  • GAAP loss from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017, was ($0.7 million), compared with a loss from continuing operations of less than ($0.1 million) in the same period of 2016.
  • Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, or EBITDA, was $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. For comparable purposes to estimates, non-recurring charges of $1.1 million related to executive retirement may be considered, resulting in $3.7 million of adjusted EBITDA. We identified that we recorded $3.0 million associated with non-cash compensation which we intend to identify as non-cash adjustments to EBITDA going forward.
  • Domestic Complex nano-Fluid® (CnF®) volumes rose 24.7% and revenues were up 19.8% sequentially from the 4th quarter 2016. These volumes compare favorably to the U.S. Energy Information Administration Drilling Productivity Report which indicates U.S. land completions rose 22.8% from 4Q16 to 1Q17.
  • International CnF volumes rose 12.1% and revenues were up 4.2% sequentially from the 4th quarter 2016, comparing favorably to broader declines in sequential spending levels.
  • Expected capital expenditures for 2017 are reduced from a previous range of $15 million - $20 million as disclosed in our form 10K to a range of $10 million - $14 million, depending on market conditions, of which, approximately 40% are attributed to growth oriented projects.

Material Subsequent Events Following Q1 Close:

  • On May 2, 2017, Flotek announced the divestiture of its Drilling Technologies segment for proceeds of $17 million, subject to normal working capital adjustments.  
  • Ongoing strategic alternatives remain as substantial progress is being made towards the divestiture of our Production Technologies segment, which remains held for sale.
  • On April 25, 2017, Flotek announced a global agreement with IBM to jointly develop greater capabilities to predict and apply custom chemistry and other approaches to enhance the performance of wells throughout their entire life-cycle, highlighting our commitment to lead the effort of Big Data in the Oilfield and jointly create value for our customers.

Segment Results from Continuing Operations:

  • Flotek reported positive results from Energy Chemistry Technologies (ECT), which includes our patented suite of CnF products, but faced challenges with competitive prices in the commodity chemicals offerings.
  • Sequentially, ECT quarterly revenues increased 10.2% to $60.8 million, and year-over-year revenues for the first quarter increased 36.0% due to increased well completion activity by customers and demand for our products.
  • ECT margins in the first quarter rose by 50 basis points from the fourth quarter to 36.7%, and we expect these margins to expand through the course of the year, as price increases implemented in March, combined with process improvements, become more reflected in our results.
  • After a resilient 4th quarter which reflected 23.0% revenue growth from the 3rd quarter, the non-CnF, ECT sales revenue declined 6.1% from the 4th quarter due to timing of customer orders and key customer equipment mobilizations.
  • Consumer & Industrial Chemistry Technologies (CICT) reported revenue of $19.2 million, up 24.1% sequentially, and up 0.3% year-over-year.
  • CICT's positive growth is, in large part, attributed to flavor and fragrance sales and highlights our focus on managing the supply chain.

John Chisholm, Flotek's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "As anticipated, overall industry completion activity continued to improve during the quarter, and Flotek is executing on strategic initiatives and organic growth opportunities. We continue to experience increasing demand, above the industry recovery, for our patented CnF® technology. 

"Just over a year ago, the price of oil was near its recent low point and we embarked on Company-wide initiatives to position Flotek as a high-return, asset light, technology-focused Company.  We maintained our investments in research while the industry cut back, began a strategic review of our operating segments, and developed big data relationships like the recently announced IBM Watson agreement for the benefit of our shareholders and customers.

"We are excited to emerge from the industry downturn in a stronger position in our core operations, technology and relationships with an improved balance sheet and an expanding platform of growth opportunities."

First Quarter 2017 Results
For the three months ended March 31, 2017, Flotek posted revenue of $80.0 million, an increase of $16.1 million, or 25.3%, compared to $63.8 million in the same period of 2016. Revenue increased $9.3 million, or 13.2%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

Flotek reported Loss from Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 of $0.6 million, an increase of $1.0 million compared to Income from Operations of $0.4 million in the same period of 2016. Loss from Operations decreased $5.0 million compared to fourth quarter 2016.

On a GAAP basis, Flotek reported loss per share (fully diluted) for the three months ended March 31, 2017 of ($0.01) from continuing operations compared to earnings per share (fully diluted) of $0.00 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, or EBITDA, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, was $2.6 million, compared to $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Consolidated gross margin for the three months ended March 31, 2017, was 34.7% compared to 37.3% in the same period of 2016 and relatively flat with the fourth quarter 2016 margin of 34.5%.

A summary income statement reflecting first quarter results can be found at the conclusion of this release.

First Quarter 2017 – Segment Highlights


1Q 2017

4Q 2016

% Change

1Q 2016

% Change


Energy Chemistry Technology


$60.8 million

$55.1 million


$44.7 million


Gross Margin






Operating Income

$8.5 million

$7.2 million


$8.0 million



Consumer and Industrial Chemistry Technologies (“CICT”)


$19.2 million

$15.5 million


$19.1 million


Gross Margin






Operating Income

$3.7 million

$1.2 million


$3.4 million


* Percentage change may be different when calculated due to rounding.

Flotek Outlook

In commenting about Flotek’s outlook, Mr. Chisholm added, “For the second quarter 2017, we are anticipating steady completion activity with opportunities for growth, continued demand in energy chemistry with expanding margins as the result of strategic price increases, and steady growth in our consumer and industrial chemistry technology sectors.”

Conference Call Details

Flotek will host a conference call on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 AM CDT (8:30 AM EDT) to discuss its operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. To participate in the call, participants should dial 800-672-8961 approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of the call. The call can also be accessed from Flotek’s website at www.flotekind.com.

About Flotek Industries, Inc.

Flotek develops and delivers prescriptive chemistry-based technology, including specialty chemicals, to clients in the energy, consumer industrials and food & beverage industries. Flotek's inspired chemists draw from the power of bio-derived solvents to deliver solutions that enhance energy production, cleaning products, foods & beverages and fragrances. In the oil and gas sector, Flotek serves major and independent energy producers and oilfield service companies, both domestic and international. Flotek Industries, Inc. 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 Flotek's web site at www.flotekind.com.

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 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. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, but are not limited to, demand for oil and natural gas drilling services in the areas and markets in which the Company operates, competition, obsolescence of products and services, the Company's ability to obtain financing to support its operations, environmental and other casualty risks, and the impact of government regulation.


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