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Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Earnings of 12 Cents per Diluted Share
MIDLAND, Texas November 3, 2016 - Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS), a leading provider of gas compression equipment and services to the natural gas industry, announces its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.
Revenue: Total revenue was $16.2 million, a decrease from $21.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period ended September 30, 2015. This change was mainly attributable to a decrease in rental revenue due to reduced rental utilization, competitive pricing pressure and generally lower activity in the upstream oil and gas industry because of lower commodity prices. Total revenue decreased between consecutive quarters by $1.0 million to $16.2 million from $17.2 million, due to the same aforementioned reasons. On a nine month year-to-date basis, revenues were down from 2015 by $15.2 million.
Gross Margins: Total gross margin for the three months ended September 30, 2016 decreased $2.7 million to $9.4 million from $12.1 million for the same period ended September 30, 2015. However, total gross margin as a percentage of revenue increased to 58% for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to 57% for the same period ended September 30, 2015. This increase was the result of generally higher margins on rental and service and maintenance revenue. Sequentially, gross margin was $9.4 million for the three months ending September 30, 2016 compared to $9.5 million in the three months ended in June 30, 2016. Gross margin percentages increased to 58% from 55% the previous quarter, driven primarily by higher gross margins in all of revenue streams, particularly rentals. For the comparative nine months ended September 30, total gross margin decreased to $30.7 million from $40.2 million.
Operating Income: Operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $1.8 million, compared to the prior year's third quarter of $3.8 million. This decrease was due to a reduction in rental revenue and sales gross margins. Sequentially, operating income remained flat at $1.8 million, for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016. Operating income for the nine months ended 2016 was $7.5 million compared to $10.5 million for the same period in 2015.
Net Income: Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 decreased to $1.5 million compared to net income of $2.6 million for the same period in 2015. Sequentially, net income increased to $1.5 million from $1.3 million primarily due to the application of research and development tax credits. For the comparative nine months ended, net income decreased to $5.3 million from $6.9 million.
Earnings Per Share: Comparing the third quarter of 2016 versus 2015, earnings per diluted share was 12 cents down from the 20 cents. Diluted earnings per share increased to 12 cents from 10 cents between sequential quarters. On a nine month year-to-date basis, earnings per diluted share decreased to 41 cents from 54 cents.
Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA decreased $2.1 million to $7.3 million or 45% of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2016 versus $9.4 million or 44% of revenue for the same three months ended September 30, 2015. Adjusted EBITDA decreased approximately $39,000 in the sequential quarters and increased relative to revenue to 45% from 42%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, adjusted EBITDA decreased $8.3 million to $23.9 million or 43% of revenue compared to $32.2 or 46% for the same period ended September 30, 2015. Please see discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA, below.
Cash Flow: At September 30, 2016, cash and cash equivalents were $61.2 million with a bank debt level of $417,000, all of which was classified as long term. Positive net cash flow from operating activities was $29.5 million during the nine months ended 2016.
Commenting on third quarter 2016 results, Stephen C. Taylor, President and CEO, said:
"Although our markets continue to be very competitive, I think NGS had a notable quarter. The rate of decline in our rental utilization has slowed and, in spite of revenue declines, our gross margin and operating income dollars were essentially flat between quarters. Our rental gross margins were at a ten-year high of 66%, our compressor sales backlog grew, we posted higher earnings per share this quarter than last and we generated positive free cash flow at a rate of 55% of this quarter's revenue. There are some indications of a tightening market with the higher commodity price, but it has not fully settled into our business yet. If present trends continue we may be in the bottoming of the cycle, but since our production oriented activities tend to lag market upturns, I think we are still looking into 2017 before any definitive recovery will be seen."
Selected data: The table below shows revenues, percentage of total revenues, gross margin, exclusive of depreciation, amortization, and gross margin percentage of each of our business lines for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015. Gross margin is the difference between revenue and cost of sales, exclusive of depreciation and amortization.
(1) For a reconciliation of gross margin to its most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA" below.
Non GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA: "Adjusted EBITDA" reflects net income or loss before interest, taxes, loss on retirement of rental equipment, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure used by analysts and investors as an indicator of operating cash flow since it excludes the impact of movements in working capital items, non-cash charges and financing costs. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA gives the investor information as to the cash generated from the operations of a business. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles GAAP, and should not be considered a substitute for other financial measures of performance. Adjusted EBITDA as calculated by NGS may not be comparable to Adjusted EBITDA as calculated and reported by other companies. The most comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA is net income.
The reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and gross margin is as follows:
"Gross margin" is defined as total revenue less cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization expense). Gross margin is included as a supplemental disclosure because it is a primary measure used by management as it represents the results of revenue and cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization expense), which are key operating components. Depreciation expense is a necessary element of costs and the ability to generate revenue and selling, general and administrative expense is a necessary cost to support operations and required corporate activities. Management uses this non-GAAP measure as a supplemental measure to other GAAP results to provide a more complete understanding of the company's performance. As an indicator of operating performance, gross margin should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income as determined in accordance with GAAP. Gross margin may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure of another company because other entities may not calculate gross margin in the same manner.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause NGS's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things, the loss of market share through competition or otherwise; the introduction of competing technologies by other companies; a prolonged, substantial reduction in oil and gas prices which could cause a decline in the demand for NGS's products and services; and new governmental safety, health and environmental regulations which could require NGS to make significant capital expenditures. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release, and NGS undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. A discussion of these factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Conference Call Details:
Teleconference: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Central (11:00 a.m. Eastern). Live via phone by dialing 877-358-7306, pass code "Natural Gas Services". All attendees and participants to the conference call should arrange to call in at least 5 minutes prior to the start time.
Live Webcast: The webcast will be available in listen only mode via our website www.ngsgi.com, investor relations section.
Webcast Reply: For those unable to attend or participate, a replay of the conference call will be available within 24 hours on the NGS website at www.ngsgi.com.
Stephen C. Taylor, President and CEO of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. will be leading the call and discussing the financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.
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Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Announces Its Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Call
Midland, Texas, October 20, 2016 - Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS), a leading provider of gas compression equipment and services to the natural gas and oil industry, announces the following conference call information for their third quarter 2016 earnings release:
Earnings Release: Thursday, November 3, 2016 before market opens
Conference Call: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Central, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Conference Call Replay
Stephen C. Taylor, Chairman, President and CEO of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. will be leading the call and discussing third quarter 2016 financial results.
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