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Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

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Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Net income of $19.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted Class A share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, which includes a $0.01 per diluted Class A share charge related to severance and loss on disposal of assets
  • Adjusted pro forma net income of $17.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $31.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $31.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019
  • Positive free cash flow1 of $26.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019
  • Paid a regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share on September 26, 2019

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE:SOI) ("Solaris" or the "Company"), a leading independent provider of supply chain management and logistics solutions designed to drive efficiencies and reduce costs for the oil and natural gas industry, today reported financial results for the third quarter 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Review

Solaris reported net income of $19.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted Class A share, for third quarter 2019, compared to net income of $22.5 million, or $0.42 per diluted Class A share, in second quarter 2019 and net income of $26.4 million, or $0.49 per diluted Class A share, in third quarter 2018. Adjusted pro forma net income for third quarter 2019 was $17.7 million, or $0.37 per fully diluted share, compared to adjusted pro forma net income in second quarter 2019 of $21.2 million, or $0.44 per fully diluted share, and $24.0 million, or $0.51 per fully diluted share in third quarter 2018. A description of adjusted pro forma net income and a reconciliation to net income attributable to Solaris, its most directly comparable generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") measure, and the computation of adjusted pro forma earnings per fully diluted share are provided below.

Adjusted EBITDA for third quarter 2019 was $31.2 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $35.2 million in second quarter 2019 and $36.5 million in third quarter 2018. A description of adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation to net income, its most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided below.

Revenues were $59.6 million for third quarter 2019, a 7% decrease from second quarter 2019 and a 5% increase compared to third quarter 2018.

Capital Expenditures, Free Cash Flow and Liquidity

The Company invested $4.2 million during third quarter 2019, which included investments in its mobile proppant and chemical management systems.

Free cash flow (defined as net cash provided by operating activities less investment in property, plant and equipment) during third quarter 2019 was $26.9 million, which represented the third consecutive quarter of positive free cash flow for the Company. Year-to-date 2019, the Company has generated $55.6 million of free cash flow.

As of September 30, 2019, the Company had approximately $51.7 million of cash on the balance sheet, which reflects over $1.00 per fully diluted share of cash. The Company currently has approximately $101.7 million of liquidity, including available cash and $50.0 million of availability under its undrawn credit facility.

Operational Update and Outlook

During the third quarter 2019, an average of 115 mobile proppant management systems were fully utilized, a 7% decrease from the 123 fully utilized systems averaged in the second quarter of 2019, and a 10% decrease compared to third quarter 2018. The sequential decrease in fully utilized systems during the third quarter of 2019 was due to a decline in active hydraulic fracturing crews as oil and gas operators reduced activity primarily to stay within budgets, as well as in response to lower natural gas prices.

Based on current industry activity levels, the Company believes it has approximately one third of overall U.S. wellsite proppant storage market share, which continues to represent the leading share.

The Company expects to end 2019 with 166 mobile proppant management systems in its rental fleet, unchanged from the third quarter, and will continue to incorporate field learnings into its fleet of 14 mobile chemical management systems. The Company expects capital expenditures for the full year 2019 to be $40.0 million or less, compared to its prior guidance range of $40.0-50.0 million.

"Towards the end of the third quarter, the industry experienced activity softness as operator activity began to reflect completion efficiency gains and commitment to capital discipline," Solaris' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Zartler commented. "We expect this discipline to continue in the fourth quarter, which will likely drive another step down in activity for the near term. Meanwhile, we have slowed our capital spending rate, resulting in significant free cash flow generation, which will provide flexbility for us to continue to innovate and collaborate with our customers to drive additional well site efficiencies in the future."

Quarterly Cash Dividend

On September 9, 2019, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had declared its fourth consecutive quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of Class A common stock, which was paid on September 26, 2019 to holders of record as of September 19, 2019. A distribution of $0.10 per unit was also approved for holders of units in Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, LLC ("Solaris LLC").

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2019 results on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time). To join the conference call from within the United States, participants may dial (844) 413-3978. To join the conference call from outside of the United States, participants may dial (412) 317-6594. When instructed, please ask the operator to be joined to the Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. call. Participants are encouraged to log in to the webcast or dial in to the conference call approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To listen via live webcast, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.solarisoilfield.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days. It can be accessed by dialing (877) 344-7529 within the United States or (412) 317-0088 outside of the United States. The conference call replay access code is 10135468. The replay will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days.

About Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. (NYSE:SOI) manufactures and rents mobile equipment that drives supply chain and execution efficiencies in the completion of oil and natural gas wells. Solaris' patented mobile proppant and chemical systems are deployed in many of the most active oil and natural gas basins in the United States, including the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the STACK/SCOOP formation, the Marcellus and Utica Shales, the Haynesville Shale, the Rockies and the Bakken Shale. Additional information is available on the Solaris website, www.solarisoilfield.com.

Website Disclosure

We use our website (www.solarisoilfield.com) as a routine channel of distribution of company information, including news releases, analyst presentations, and supplemental financial information, as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under the Securities and Exchange Commission's (the "SEC") Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor our website in addition to following press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts. Additionally, we provide notifications of news or announcements on our investor relations website. Investors and others can receive notifications of new information posted on our investor relations website in real time by signing up for email alerts.

None of the information provided on our website, in our press releases, public conference calls and webcasts, or through social media channels is incorporated by reference into, or deemed to be a part of, this Current Report on Form 8-K or will be incorporated by reference into any other report or document we file with the SEC unless we expressly incorporate any such information by reference, and any references to our website are intended to be inactive textual references only.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains 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. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding management changes, the outlook for the operation of our Kingfisher Facility, current and potential future long-term contracts and our future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the factors discussed or referenced in our filings made from time to time with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

1 Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities of $31.1 million less investment in property, plant and equipment of $4.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019

SOLARIS OILFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2019

 

2018

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System rental

 

$

36,638

 

$

42,031

 

$

39,740

 

$

113,726

 

$

104,563

System services

 

 

18,153

 

 

12,053

 

 

19,031

 

 

48,621

 

 

29,499

Transloading services

 

 

4,417

 

 

2,000

 

 

4,881

 

 

15,131

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