Keane Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial and Operational Results

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keane Group, Inc. (“Keane” or the “Company”) today reported second quarter 2019 financial and operational results.

Results and Recent Highlights

  • Reported second quarter 2019 revenue of $427.7 million, compared to first quarter 2019 of $421.7 million
  • Realized second quarter 2019 net loss of $5.0 million, compared to first quarter 2019 of $21.8 million
  • Achieved second quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $82.4 million, compared to first quarter 2019 of $64.1 million
  • Reported annualized Adjusted Gross Profit per fleet of $18.6 million, compared to first quarter 2019 of $16.2 million
  • Achieved record efficiencies, driven by strong execution, deployment of technology and improvements in white space
  • Remain on target to complete previously announced merger with C&J Energy Services, Inc. (“C&J”) in the fourth quarter of 2019

Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Revenue for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $427.7 million, an increase of 1.4%, compared to $421.7 million for the first quarter of 2019. Net loss per share for the second quarter of 2019 was $0.05, compared to net loss per share of $0.21 for the first quarter of 2019. Excluding management adjustments further discussed below, net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $6.4 million, compared to net loss of $13.7 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted Gross Profit for the second quarter of 2019 was $103.2 million, compared to $84.0 million for the first quarter of 2019. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $32.6 million, compared to $27.9 million for the first quarter of 2019. Excluding management adjustments, selling, general and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $21.2 million, compared to $19.8 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $82.4 million, compared to $64.1 million for the first quarter of 2019.

“I am proud of our team and how Keane continues to consistently deliver on its commitments,” said Robert Drummond, Chief Executive Officer of Keane. “During the second quarter, we achieved excellent financial performance, with revenue and Adjusted EBITDA exceeding the high-end of our guidance. We benefited from strong execution and efficiencies during the quarter, leading to company record pump hours. We increased our top-tier profitability per fleet and generated attractive free cash flow, while continuing to maintain the quality and readiness of our fleet and making investments in new technology.”

“During the quarter, we converted one spot fleet to a dedicated agreement with a new major customer in the Permian Basin,” continued Mr. Drummond. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with this new operator and are proud of our team’s ability to further expand our portfolio of blue chip customers.”

Completion Services

Revenue for Completion Services totaled $420.4 million for the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 2%, compared to $412.0 million for the first quarter of 2019, driven primarily by further improvements in efficiencies, as well as a reduction of white space in our frac calendar. For the second quarter of 2019, Keane had an average of 23 fleets deployed, of which utilization averaged 96%, resulting in equivalent of 22 fully-utilized fleets. Adjusted Gross Profit for Completion Services totaled $102.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $85.3 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Annualized revenue per average deployed hydraulic fracturing fleet for the second quarter of 2019 was $76.4 million, compared to $78.5 million for the first quarter of 2019. Annualized Adjusted Gross Profit per fleet totaled $18.6 million, compared to $16.2 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Other Services

Revenue in Other Services for the second quarter of 2019 totaled $7.4 million, compared to $9.7 million for the first quarter of 2019. Adjusted Gross Profit for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.1 million, an increase of $2.4 million as compared to the first quarter of 2019, driven by strong execution and the idling of cementing activities in one of our operating regions.

Second Quarter 2019 Management Adjustments

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2019 includes adjustments of $11.4 million, driven by $6.1 million of transaction costs related to the announcement of the merger with C&J and $5.6 million of non-cash stock compensation expense.

Balance Sheet and Capital

Total debt outstanding as of June 30, 2019 was $339.0 million, net of unamortized debt discounts and unamortized deferred charges and excluding lease obligations, compared to $339.8 million as of March 31, 2019. As of June 30, 2019, cash and equivalents totaled $117.1 million, compared to $83.7 million as of March 31, 2019.

Total available liquidity as of June 30, 2019 was approximately $290.6 million, which included availability under our asset-based credit facility. Total operating cash flow for the second quarter of 2019 was approximately $83.5 million. Capital expenditures, net of asset sales, totaled approximately $48 million, resulting in free cash flow of approximately $36 million for the second quarter of 2019.

Stock Repurchase Program Update

As of June 17, 2019, and pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement with C&J, Keane’s existing stock repurchase program has been temporarily suspended.

Guidance and Outlook

For the third quarter of 2019, revenue for our Completions Services business is expected to range between $430 million and $450 million. Keane’s hydraulic fracturing fleet will include 29 deployable fleets, of which 24 are expected to be deployed. Keane expects to achieve utilization of approximately 96% of its deployed fleets, resulting in the equivalent of approximately 23 fully-utilized hydraulic fracturing fleets. Annualized Adjusted Gross Profit per fleet, based on 23 fully-utilized fleets, is expected to range between $18 million and $20 million.

For the third quarter of 2019, revenue for our Other Services business is expected to range between $7 million and $8 million on gross margins of approximately 15%.

“Our customer partnership model continues to differentiate Keane by providing superior visibility into continued strength in activity during the third quarter, where we are forecasting continued improvement in performance and free cash flow” said Greg Powell, President and Chief Financial Officer of Keane. “We continue to focus on generating leading returns, and remain on pace to generate more than $100 million of free cash flow in 2019.”

“We remain on track to complete our previously announced merger with C&J during the fourth quarter of 2019,” continued Mr. Powell. “We are excited about the value we will create by merging our two companies to establish an industry-leading diversified oilfield services company.”

Conference Call

On July 30, 2019, Keane will hold a conference call for investors at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss Keane’s second quarter 2019 results. Hosting the call will be Robert Drummond, Chief Executive Officer, and Greg Powell, President and Chief Financial Officer. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (877) 407-9208, or for international callers, (201) 493-6784. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921, or for international callers, (412) 317-6671. The passcode for the replay is 13692490. The replay will be available until August 13, 2019.

About Keane Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Keane is one of the largest pure-play providers of integrated well completion services in the U.S., with a focus on complex, technically demanding completion solutions. Keane’s primary service offerings include horizontal and vertical fracturing, wireline perforation and logging, engineered solutions and cementing, as well as other value-added service offerings.

Definitions of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Items

Keane has included both financial measures compiled in accordance with GAAP and certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release, including Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Profit and ratios based on these financial measures. These measurements provide supplemental information which Keane believes is useful to analysts and investors to evaluate its ongoing results of operations, when considered alongside GAAP measures such as net income and operating income. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the financial impact of items management does not consider in assessing Keane’s ongoing operating performance, and thereby facilitate review of Keane’s operating performance on a period-to-period basis. Other companies may have different capital structures, and comparability to Keane’s results of operations may be impacted by the effects of acquisition accounting on its depreciation and amortization. As a result of the effects of these factors and factors specific to other companies, Keane believes Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Gross Profit provide helpful information to analysts and investors to facilitate a comparison of its operating performance to that of other companies.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) adjusted to eliminate the impact of interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, along with certain items management does not consider in assessing ongoing performance. Adjusted Gross Profit is defined as Adjusted EBITDA, further adjusted to eliminate the impact of all activities in the Corporate segment, such as selling, general and administrative expenses, along with cost of services that management does not consider in assessing ongoing performance.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1993, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Where a forward-looking statement expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. The words “believe” “continue,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “should,” “may,” “will,” “would” or the negative thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Keane’s and C&J’s control. Statements in this communication regarding Keane, C&J and the combined company that are forward-looking, including projections as to the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, the impact of the proposed transaction on Keane’s and C&J’s business and future financial and operating results, the amount and timing of synergies from the proposed transaction, and the closing date for the proposed transaction, are based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections, and are subject to significant uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond Keane’s and C&J’s control. These factors and risks include, but are not limited to, (i) the competitive nature of the industry in which Keane and C&J conduct their business, including pricing pressures; (ii) the ability to meet rapid demand shifts; (iii) the impact of pipeline capacity constraints and adverse weather conditions in oil or gas producing regions; (iv) the ability to obtain or renew customer contracts and changes in customer requirements in the markets Keane and C&J serve; (v) the ability to identify, effect and integrate acquisitions, joint ventures or other transactions; (vi) the ability to protect and enforce intellectual property rights; (vii) the effect of environmental and other governmental regulations on Keane’s and C&J’s operations; (viii) the effect of a loss of, or interruption in operations of, one or more key suppliers, including resulting from product defects, recalls or suspensions; (ix) the variability of crude oil and natural gas commodity prices; (x) the market price and availability of materials or equipment; (xi) the ability to obtain permits, approvals and authorizations from governmental and third parties; (xii) Keane’s and C&J’s ability to employ a sufficient number of skilled and qualified workers to combat the operating hazards inherent in Keane’s and C&J’s industry; (xiii) fluctuations in the market price of Keane’s and C&J’s stock; (xiv) the level of, and obligations associated with, Keane’s and C&J’s indebtedness; and (xv) other risk factors and additional information. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include: the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; the prompt and effective integration of C&J’s businesses and the ability to achieve the anticipated synergies and value-creation contemplated by the proposed transaction; the risk associated with Keane’s and C&J’s ability to obtain the approval of the proposed transaction by their shareholders required to consummate the proposed transaction and the timing of the closing of the proposed transaction, including the risk that the conditions to the transaction are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the transaction to close for any other reason; the risk that a consent or authorization that may be required for the proposed transaction is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the transaction, the response of business partners and retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the transaction; and the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see Keane’s and C&J’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Keane’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed on February 27, 2019, and C&J’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed on February 27, 2019 and in other periodic filings, available on the SEC website or www.keanegrp.com or www.cjenergy.com. Keane and C&J assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued “forward-looking statement” constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement.

Important Additional Information Regarding the Merger of Equals Will Be Filed With the SEC

In connection with the proposed merger, Keane has filed a registration statement on Form S 4 that includes a joint proxy statement of Keane and C&J that also constitutes a prospectus of Keane with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Each of Keane and C&J have also filed other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of these documents and other documents containing important information about Keane and C&J through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Keane are available free of charge on Keane’s website at http://www.keanegrp.com or by contacting Keane’s Investor Relations Department by email at investors@keanegrp.com or by phone at 281-929-0370. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by C&J are available free of charge on C&J’s website at www.cjenergy.com or by contacting C&J’s Investor Relations Department by email at investors@cjenergy.com or by phone at 713-260-9986.

Participants in the Solicitation

C&J, Keane and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of C&J is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2019, and C&J’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2019. Information about the directors and executive officers of Keane is set forth in Keane’s proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, and Keane’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2019. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC regarding the proposed merger. Investors should read the joint proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from C&J or Keane using the sources indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This document is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer will not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

 

KEANE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS & COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2019

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

Revenue

$

427,733

 

 

$

578,533

 

 

$

421,654

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of services

324,503

 

 

447,685

 

 

337,646

 

Depreciation and amortization

69,886

 

 

59,404

 

 

71,476

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

32,571

 

 

24,125

 

 

27,936

 

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

(330

)

 

3,287

 

 

481

 

Total operating costs and expenses

426,630

 

 

534,501

 

 

437,539

 

Operating income (loss)

1,103

 

 

44,032

 

 

(15,885

)

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

(43

)

 

16

 

 

448

 

Interest expense

(5,477

)

 

(14,317

)

 

(5,395

)

Total other expenses

(5,520

)

 

(14,301

)

 

(4,947

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(4,417

)

 

29,731

 

 

(20,832

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

(564

)

 

936

 

 

(974

)

Net income (loss)

(4,981

)

 

30,667

 

 

(21,806

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

(31

)

 

(29

)

Hedging activities

(3,682

)

 

99

 

 

(2,862

)

Total comprehensive income (loss)

$

(8,663

)

 

$

30,735

 

 

$

(24,697

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share: basic

$

(0.05

)

 

$

0.28

 

 

$

(0.21

)

Weighted-average shares: basic

104,837

 

 

111,319

 

 

104,422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEANE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS & COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

Revenue

$

849,387

 

 

$

1,091,549

 

Operating costs and expenses:

 

 

 

Cost of services

662,149

 

 

851,093

 

Depreciation and amortization

141,362

 

 

119,455

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

60,507

 

 

58,009

 

Loss on disposal of assets

151

 

 

4,056

 

Total operating costs and expenses

864,169

 

 

1,032,613

 

Operating income (loss)

(14,782

)

 

58,936

 

Other income (expenses):

 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

405

 

 

(12,973

)

Interest expense

(10,872

)

 

(21,307

)

Total other income (expenses)

(10,467

)

 

(34,280

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(25,249

)

 

24,656

 

Income tax expense

(1,538

)

 

(2,232

)

Net income (loss)

(26,787

)

 

22,424

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

(29

)

 

(65

)

Hedging activities

(6,544

)

 

2,310

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

$

(33,360

)

 

$

24,669

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per share: basic

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.20

 

Weighted-average shares, basic

104,631

 

 

111,663

 

 

 

 

 

KEANE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

ASSETS

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

117,092

 

 

80,206

 

Accounts receivable

 

199,099

 

 

210,428

 

Inventories, net

 

26,620

 

 

35,669

 

Assets held for sale

 

582

 

 

176

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

5,940

 

 

5,784

 

Total current assets

 

349,333

 

 

332,263

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

46,411

 

 

 

Finance lease right-of-use assets

 

8,876

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

470,266

 

 

531,319

 

Goodwill

 

132,524

 

 

132,524

 

Intangible assets

 

50,941

 

 

51,904

 

Other noncurrent assets

 

6,486

 

 

6,569

 

Total Assets

 

1,064,837

 

 

1,054,579

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

119,914

 

 

106,702

 

Accrued expenses

 

74,391

 

 

101,539

 

Current maturities of operating lease liabilities

 

20,453

 

 

 

Current maturities of finance lease liabilities

 

4,359

 

 

4,928

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

2,561

 

 

2,776

 

Customer contract liabilities

 

471

 

 

60

 

Stock based compensation – current

 

 

 

4,281

 

Other current liabilities

 

1,309

 

 

294

 

Total current liabilities

 

223,458

 

 

220,580

 

Long-term operating lease liabilities, less current maturities

 

25,750

 

 

 

Long-term finance lease liabilities, less current maturities

 

5,709

 

 

5,581

 

Long-term debt, net(1) less current maturities

 

336,417

 

 

337,954

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

8,247

 

 

3,283

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

376,123

 

 

346,818

 

Total liabilities

 

599,581

 

 

567,398

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

467,034

 

 

456,485

 

Retained earnings (deficit)

 

6,037

 

 

31,494

 

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

 

(7,815

)

 

(798

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

465,256

 

 

487,181

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

1,064,837

 

 

1,054,579

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Net of unamortized deferred financing costs and unamortized debt discounts.

 

KEANE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

ADDITIONAL SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA

(unaudited, amounts in thousands, except for non-financial statistics)

 

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2019

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

Completion Services:

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

420,363

 

 

$

569,929

 

 

$

411,975

 

Cost of services

318,232

 

 

438,684

 

 

326,670

 

Gross profit

102,130

 

 

131,245

 

 

85,305

 

Depreciation and amortization

65,672

 

 

54,618

 

 

66,747

 

Operating income

$

36,857

 

 

$

75,694

 

 

$

17,967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average hydraulic fracturing fleets deployed

23.0

 

 

26.3

 

 

23.0

 

Average hydraulic fracturing fleet utilization(1)

96

%

 

100

%

 

91

%

Wireline – fracturing fleet integration percentages

79

%

 

73

%

 

78

%

Average annualized revenue per fleet deployed(2)

$

76,430

 

 

$

86,681

 

 

$

78,471

 

Average annualized adjusted gross profit per fleet deployed(2)

$

18,569

 

 

$

19,961

 

 

$

16,248

 

Adjusted gross profit

$

102,130

 

 

$

131,245

 

 

$

85,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Services:

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

7,370

 

 

$

8,604

 

 

$

9,679

 

Cost of services

6,271

 

 

9,001

 

 

10,976

 

Gross profit (loss)

1,099

 

 

(397

)

 

(1,297

)

Depreciation and amortization

631

 

 

1,319

 

 

873

 

Operating income (loss)

468

 

 

(1,716

)

 

(2,170

)

Adjusted gross profit (loss)

$

1,099

 

 

$

(397

)

 

$

(1,297

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Investor Relations

(713) 893-3602

Marc Silverberg, ICR

marc.silverberg@icrinc.com

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