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ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) today announced its unaudited results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. RPC provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States and in selected international markets.

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For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, revenues were $116.6 million, a decrease of 60.2 percent compared with $293.2 million in the third quarter of 2019. Operating loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $31.8 million compared to an operating loss of $92.6 million in the same period of the prior year. Adjusted operating loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $21.0 million.1 Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $16.4 million, or $0.08 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $69.2 million, or $0.33 loss per share, in the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $20.0 million, or $0.09 adjusted loss per share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $18.0 million, or $0.08 adjusted loss per share, in the third quarter of 2019.2 Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the third quarter of 2020 was negative $12.3 million, compared to EBITDA of negative $48.9 million in the same period of the prior year.3 Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2019 was $22.8 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, revenues decreased to $449.7 million compared to $986.4 million last year. Net loss for the nine-month period was $202.0 million, or $0.95 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $63.7 million, or $0.30 loss per share in the same period last year. Adjusted net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $51.2 million, or $0.24 loss per share, compared to an adjusted net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 of $12.5 million, or $0.06 adjusted loss per share. 2

Cost of revenues during the third quarter of 2020 was $100.9 million, or 86.5 percent of revenues, compared to $225.2 million, or 76.8 percent of revenues, during the third quarter of 2019. Cost of revenues declined primarily due to decreases in expenses consistent with lower activity levels and RPC's cost reduction initiatives. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues increased primarily due to lower pricing for our services.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $32.4 million in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $42.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. These expenses decreased due to lower employment costs, primarily the result of cost reduction initiatives during previous quarters. These decreases were partially offset by $3.3 million of accelerated amortization of restricted stock related to the passing of R. Randall Rollins, RPC's Chairman. Depreciation and amortization decreased to $18.7 million in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $44.7 million in the third quarter of the prior year. Depreciation and amortization declined significantly primarily due to asset impairment charges recorded in previous quarters which decreased RPC's depreciable property, plant and equipment, as well as lower capital expenditures.

Discussion of Sequential Quarterly Financial Results

RPC's revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 increased by $27.3 million, or 30.6 percent, compared with the prior quarter, due to activity increases in several of our larger completion-related service lines. Cost of revenues during the third quarter of 2020 increased by $20.8 million, or 26.0 percent, due to expenses which increase with higher activity levels, such as materials and supplies and maintenance expenses. As a percentage of revenues, cost of revenues decreased from 89.6 percent in the second quarter of 2020 to 86.5 percent in the third quarter due to more efficient labor utilization and the leverage of higher revenues over direct costs which are relatively fixed during the short term. RPC's operating loss in the third quarter of 2020 was $31.8 million, compared with an operating loss of $37.5 million in the second quarter. RPC's adjusted operating loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $35.9 million.1 EBITDA for the third quarter of 2020 was negative $12.3 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of negative $17.8 million in the second quarter. 3

The average U.S. domestic rig count during the third quarter of 2020 was 254, a 72.4 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2019, and a 35.2 percent decrease compared to the second quarter of 2020. The average price of oil during the third quarter was $40.83 per barrel, a 27.6 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2019, but a 49.5 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2020. The average price of natural gas during the third quarter was $2.00 per Mcf, a 16.0 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2019, but a 17.0 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2020. 

Management Commentary

"We are pleased U.S. oilfield activity has improved in recent months from the historic lows recorded in the second quarter," stated Richard A. Hubbell, RPC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "RPC capitalized on the increased activity with equipment and crews that were in place and prepared to work. Our operating losses narrowed due to higher revenue, increased utilization, and continued diligent expense management.

"However, even with the industry improvement experienced during the quarter, current activity and pricing are inadequate to generate sustainable financial returns. Until the oilfield market improves sufficiently, we will continue to focus on expense management and limit capital investment. At the end of the third quarter, RPC's cash balance of $145.6 million was relatively unchanged from the end of the second quarter and we remained debt free. This financial strength allows us to focus our attention on operations in this difficult environment.

"As we announced in August, R. Randall Rollins, our Chairman of the Board, passed away following a short illness. He held management and Board positions at RPC and its predecessor entities for almost 50 years, and we will miss his stewardship. Gary W. Rollins, a long-standing director, has assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman, and we have added two independent directors to our Board," concluded Hubbell.

Summary of Segment Operating Performance

RPC manages two operating segments - Technical Services and Support Services.

Technical Services includes RPC's oilfield service lines that utilize people and equipment to perform value-added completion, production and maintenance services directly to a customer's well. These services are generally directed toward improving the flow of oil and natural gas from producing formations or to address well control issues. The Technical Services segment includes downhole tools and services, pressure pumping, coiled tubing, hydraulic workover services, nitrogen, surface pressure control equipment, well control, and fishing tool operations.

Support Services includes RPC's oilfield service lines that provide equipment for customer use or services to assist customer operations. The equipment and services offered include rental of tubulars and related tools, pipe handling, inspection and storage services, and oilfield training services.

Technical Services quarterly revenues decreased by 60.2 percent compared to the same period of the prior year due to significantly lower activity and pricing. On a sequential basis, Technical Services revenues grew by 35.7 percent compared to the prior quarter due to increased activity levels in several service lines as a result of higher completion activity. Support Services revenues decreased by 61.0 percent during the quarter compared to the same period of the prior year. On a sequential basis, Support Services revenues decreased by 16.6 percent compared to the prior quarter due to lower drilling activity during the quarter. Technical Services generated a narrower operating loss during the third quarter of 2020 compared to the prior quarter. Support Services generated a larger operating loss in the third quarter of 2020 than the prior quarter due to revenue declines.

(in thousands)


Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended September 30,



September 30,


June 30,


September 30,








2020


2020


2019



2020


2019













Revenues:












   Technical Services

$

109,278

$

80,532

$

274,483


$

417,511

$

926,596

   Support Services


7,310


8,768


18,757



32,154


59,816

Total revenues

$

116,588

$

89,300

$

293,240


$

449,665

$

986,412

Operating (loss) profit:












   Technical Services

$

(24,941)

$

(34,100)

$

(18,174)


$

(71,248)

$

(15,782)

   Support Services


(3,840)


(1,846)


1,632



(4,139)


8,787

   Corporate expenses


(6,534)


(3,139)


(2,720)



(13,003)


(10,678)

    Impairment and other charges *


-


(1,639)


(71,650)



(207,175)


(71,650)

   Gain (loss) on disposition of assets, net


3,563


3,194


(1,727)



7,576


2,910

Total operating loss

$

(31,752)

$

(37,530)

$

(92,639)


$

(287,989)

$

(86,413)

Interest expense


(73)


(71)


(8)



(257)


(261)

Interest income


29


68


182



431


1,576

Other income (expense), net


769


(1,481)


(937)



(1,020)


(545)













Loss before income taxes

$

(31,027)

$

(39,014)

$

(93,402)


$

(288,835)

$

(85,643)

























* June 2020 represents $1,098 related to Technical Services and $541 related to Corporate expenses.

   September 2019 represents $69,640 related to Technical Services and $2,010 related to Corporate expenses.

RPC, Inc. will hold a conference call today, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results for the second quarter. Interested parties may listen in by accessing a live webcast in the investor relations section of RPC, Inc.'s website at rpc.net. The live conference call can also be accessed by calling (833) 579-0910 or (778) 560-2620 for international callers, and use conference ID number 5646007.  For those not able to attend the live conference call, a replay will be available in the investor relations section of RPC, Inc.'s website beginning approximately two hours after the call and for a period of 90 days.

RPC provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, mid-continent, southwest, Appalachian and Rocky Mountain regions, and in selected international markets. RPC's investor website can be found at rpc.net.

Certain statements and information included in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including all statements that look forward in time or express management's beliefs, expectations or hopes. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RPC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including the statement that we believe that recent activity improvements are not sufficient to generate sustainable financial returns. Such risks include changes in general global business and economic conditions, including the decline in prices of oil and natural gas; the combined impact of the OPEC disputes and the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations; credit risks associated with collections of our accounts receivable from customers experiencing challenging business conditions; drilling activity and rig count; risks of reduced availability or increased costs of both labor and raw materials used in providing our services; the impact on our operations if we are unable to comply with regulatory and environmental laws; turmoil in the financial markets and the potential difficulty to fund our capital needs; the potentially high cost of capital required to fund our capital needs; the impact of the level of unconventional exploration and production activities may cease or change in nature so as to reduce demand for our services; the actions of the OPEC cartel; the ultimate impact of current and potential political unrest and armed conflict in the oil production regions of the world, which could impact drilling activity; adverse weather conditions in oil and gas producing regions, including the Gulf of Mexico; competition in the oil and gas industry; an inability to implement price increases; risks of international operations; and our reliance upon large customers. Additional discussion of factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from management's projections, forecasts, estimates and expectations is contained in RPC's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Form 10-Q  for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For information about RPC, Inc., please contact:


Ben M. Palmer 

Jim Landers

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President Corporate Services

(404) 321-2140

(404) 321-2162

irdept@rpc.net 

jlanders@rpc.net

 


1  Adjusted operating loss is a financial measure which does not conform to GAAP. Additional disclosure regarding this non-GAAP financial measure and its reconciliation to operating loss, the nearest GAAP financial measures, are disclosed in Appendix A to this press release.

2 Adjusted net loss and adjusted loss per share are financial measures which do not conform to GAAP. Additional disclosure regarding these non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to net loss and loss per share, the nearest GAAP financial measures, are disclosed in Appendix B to this press release.

3 Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA are financial measures which do not conform to GAAP. Additional disclosure regarding these non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to net loss, the nearest GAAP financial measures, are disclosed in Appendix C to this press release.

 

RPC INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

















CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  (In thousands except per share data)

Periods ended, (Unaudited)



    Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended




September 30,
2020



June 30, 
2020



September 30,
2019



2020



2019

REVENUES


$

116,588


$

89,300


$

293,240


$

449,665


$

986,412

COSTS AND EXPENSES:
















Cost of revenues



100,872



80,037



225,230



362,853



742,713

Selling, general and administrative expenses


32,376



28,775



42,571



97,681



131,285

Impairment and other charges



-



1,639



71,650



207,175



71,650

Depreciation and amortization



18,655



19,573



44,701



77,521



130,087

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net



(3,563)



(3,194)



1,727



(7,576)



(2,910)

Operating loss



(31,752)



(37,530)



(92,639)



(287,989)



(86,413)

Interest expense



(73)



(71)



(8)



(257)



(261)

Interest income



29



68



182



431



1,576

Other income (expense), net



769



(1,481)



(937)



(1,020)



(545)

Loss before income taxes



(31,027)



(39,014)



(93,402)



(288,835)



(85,643)

Income tax benefit



(14,590)



(13,921)



(24,221)



(86,882)



(21,894)

NET LOSS


$

(16,437)


$

(25,093)


$

(69,181)


$

(201,953)


$

(63,749)

































LOSS PER SHARE 
















   Basic


$

(0.08)


$

(0.12)


$

(0.33)


$

(0.95)


$

(0.30)

   Diluted


$

(0.08)


$

(0.12)


$

(0.33)


$

(0.95)


$

(0.30)

















WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 














     Basic 



212,544



212,403



212,025



212,391



212,285

     Diluted 



212,544



212,403



212,025



212,391



212,285

 

RPC INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES







CONSOLIDATED BALANCE  SHEETS






At September 30, (Unaudited)


(In thousands)



2020



2019

ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

145,619


$

49,523

Accounts receivable, net


123,157



288,563

Inventories


84,566



107,028

Income taxes receivable


64,308



20,771

Prepaid expenses 


4,149



6,531

Assets held for sale


5,385



5,385

Other current assets


3,144



3,310

  Total current assets


430,328



481,111

Property, plant and equipment, net


275,124



528,925

Operating lease right-of-use assets


28,269



35,556

Goodwill 


32,150



32,150

Other assets


35,006



32,121

  Total assets

$

800,877


$

1,109,863







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Accounts payable

$

46,713


$

82,813

Accrued payroll and related expenses


17,915



24,022

Accrued insurance expenses


6,955



6,489

Accrued state, local and other taxes


5,607



7,368

Income taxes payable


2,967



849

Current portion of operating lease liabilities


9,574



11,066

Other accrued expenses


3,531



3,613

  Total current liabilities


93,262



136,220

Long-term accrued insurance expenses


14,177



13,543

Long-term pension liabilities


31,619



33,575

Long-term operating lease liabilities


22,429



30,165

Other long-term liabilities


49



2,505

Deferred income taxes


1,786



38,680

  Total liabilities


163,322



254,688

Common stock 


21,507



21,450

Capital in excess of par value


-



-

Retained earnings


638,590



854,170

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(22,542)



(20,445)

  Total stockholders' equity


637,555



855,175

  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$

800,877


$

1,109,863

 

Appendix A

RPC, Inc. has used the non-GAAP financial measure of adjusted operating loss in today's earnings release, and anticipates using this non-GAAP financial measure in today's earnings conference call. This measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating loss, or other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

Management believes that presenting the financial measure of adjusted operating loss enables us to compare our operating performance consistently over various time periods without regard to non-recurring items.

A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that either 1) excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statement of operations, balance sheet or statement of cash flows, or 2) includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Set forth below is a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure with its most comparable GAAP measures.  This reconciliation also appears on RPC, Inc.'s investor website, which can be found on the Internet at rpc.net.

The Reconciliation of Operating Loss to Adjusted Operating Loss, the nearest performance measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, is shown below:

Periods ended, (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

(In thousands)



September 30,
2020



June 30,
2020



September 30,
2019



September 30,
2020



September 30,
2019

































Reconciliation of Operating Loss to Adjusted Operating Loss





























Operating Loss


$

(31,752)


$

(37,530)


$

(92,639)


$

(287,989)


$

(86,413)

Add:
















     Impairment and other charges



-



1,639



71,650



207,175



71,650

Adjusted Operating Loss


$

(31,752)


$

(35,891)


$

(20,989)


$

(80,814)


$

(14,763)

 

Appendix B

RPC, Inc. has used the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net loss and adjusted loss per share, in today's earnings release and anticipates using these non-GAAP financial measures in today's earnings conference call.  These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net loss, loss per share, or other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

Management believes that presenting the financial measures of adjusted net loss and adjusted loss per share, enable us to compare our operating performance consistently over various time periods without regard to non-recurring items.

A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that either 1) excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statement of operations, balance sheet or statement of cash flows, or 2) includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Set forth below is a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure with its most comparable GAAP measures.  This reconciliation also appears on RPC, Inc.'s investor website, which can be found on the Internet at rpc.net.

The Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted Net Loss and the Reconciliation of Loss Per Share to Adjusted Loss Per Share is shown below:

Periods ended, (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

(In thousands)



September 30,
2020



June 30, 
2020



September 30,
2019



September 30,
2020



September 30,
2019

















Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted Net Loss






























Net Loss


$

(16,437)


$

(25,093)


$

(69,181)


$

(201,953)


$

(63,749)

Add:
















     Discrete tax adjustments  



(3,564)



2,061



(6,744)



21,303



(6,744)

     Impairment and other charges, net of tax  


-



770



57,947



129,412



57,947

          Total Impact of Discrete tax adjustments 















          and Impairment and other charges


(3,564)



2,831



51,203



150,715



51,203

Adjusted Net Loss


$

(20,001)


$

(22,262)


$

(17,978)


$

(51,238)


$

(12,546)

































Reconciliation of Loss Per Share to Adjusted Loss Per Share





























Loss Per Share


$

(0.08)


$

(0.12)


$

(0.33)


$

(0.95)


$

(0.30)

          Total Impact of Discrete tax adjustments 















          and Impairment and other charges

$

(0.02)


$

0.01


$

0.24


$

0.71


$

0.24

















         Adjusted Loss Per Share 


$

(0.09)


$

(0.10)


$

(0.08)


$

(0.24)


$

(0.06)

















Weighted Average Shares Outstanding


212,544



212,403



212,025



212,391



212,285

 

Appendix C

RPC has used the non-GAAP financial measures of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA) in today's earnings release, and anticipates using EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA in today's earnings conference call. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net loss or other performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

RPC uses EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as a measure of operating performance because it allows us to compare performance consistently over various periods without regard to changes in our capital structure or non-recurring items. We are also required to use EBITDA to report compliance with financial covenants under our revolving credit facility.

A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance, financial position, or cash flows that either 1) excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statement of operations, balance sheet or statement of cash flows, or 2) includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Set forth below is a reconciliation of net loss to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, the most comparable GAAP measures.  This reconciliation also appears on RPC's investor website, which can be found on the Internet at rpc.net.

The Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is shown below:

















Periods ended, (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

(In thousands)



September 30,
2020



June 30,
2020



September 30,
2019



September 30,
2020



September 30,
2019

















Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA













Net Loss


$

(16,437)


$

(25,093)


$

(69,181)


$

(201,953)


$

(63,749)

Add:
















     Income tax benefit



(14,590)



(13,921)



(24,221)



(86,882)



(21,894)

     Interest expense



73



71



8



257



261

     Depreciation and amortization



18,655



19,573



44,701



77,521



130,087

Less:
















     Interest income



29



68



182



431



1,576

EBITDA


$

(12,328)


$

(19,438)


$

(48,875)


$

(211,488)


$

43,129

Add:
















     Impairment and other charges



-



1,639



71,650



207,175



71,650

Adjusted EBITDA


$

(12,328)


$

(17,799)


$

22,775


$

(4,313)


$

114,779

 

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