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RPC
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:45:00 AM
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RPC (RES) reported 1st Quarter March 2022 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $284.6 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.07 per share on revenue of $284.6 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.09 per share. Revenue grew 55.9% on a year-over-year basis.

RPC Inc provides oilfield services and equipment primarily to oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.07
Earnings Whisper
$0.09
Consensus Estimate
$0.07
Reported Revenue
$284.6 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$284.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

RPC, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

ATLANTA, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- RPC, Inc. (NYSE: RES) today announced its unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. 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.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, RPC generated revenues of $284.6 million, an increase of 55.9 percent compared to $182.6 million in the first quarter of 2021 due to higher customer activity levels, pricing improvements and a larger fleet of pressure pumping equipment in service. Operating profit for the first quarter of 2022 was $23.0 million compared to an operating loss of $10.5 million in the first quarter of the prior year. Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $15.1 million, or $0.07 diluted earnings per share, compared to a net loss of $9.7 million, or $0.05 loss per share in the first quarter of the prior year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2022 was $43.0 million, compared to $7.8 million in the same period of the prior year.1

Cost of revenues during the first quarter of 2022 was $208.8 million, or 73.4 percent of revenues, compared to $146.2 million, or 80.1 percent of revenues during the first quarter of 2021. Cost of revenues increased primarily due to increases in expenses consistent with higher activity levels, such as materials and supplies expenses, maintenance and repairs expenses, employment costs and fuel costs. In addition, these costs increased due to higher market prices for materials and supplies, fuel and other raw materials. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues decreased due to the leverage of higher revenues over direct employment costs, improved pricing for RPC's services and a favorable job mix within pressure pumping.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $36.2 million in the first quarter of 2022 from $30.6 million in the first quarter of 2021 due to increases in employment related costs. Selling, general and administrative expenses were 12.7 percent of revenues in the first quarter of 2022, a decrease compared to 16.8 percent of revenues in the first quarter of 2021 due to the leverage of higher revenues over costs that are relatively fixed during the short term. Depreciation and amortization was $19.5 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to $17.8 million in the first quarter of the prior year.

Discussion of Sequential Quarterly Financial Results

RPC's revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 increased by $16.4 million, or 6.1 percent, compared to the prior quarter due to improved pricing in all of our service lines as well as higher customer activity levels in many of our service lines. Cost of revenues during the first quarter of 2022 increased by $8.2 million. As a percentage of revenues, cost of revenues decreased to 73.4 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 74.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 because of pricing improvements and an improved job mix in RPC's Technical Services segment. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $4.1 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the prior quarter primarily due to an increase in variable incentive compensation. RPC's operating profit in the first quarter of 2022 was $23.0 million, compared to an operating profit of $20.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Net income for the first quarter of 2022 was $15.1 million compared to net income of $12.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. EBITDA for the first quarter of 2022 was $43.0 million compared to EBITDA of $39.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.1

The average U.S. domestic rig count during the first quarter of 2022 was 636, a 13.4 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 and a 60.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021. The average price of oil during the first quarter of 2022 was $95.06 per barrel, a 23.0 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 and a 63.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021. The average price of natural gas during the first quarter of 2022 was $4.68 per Mcf, a 1.1 percent decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 but a 30.4 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021.

Management Commentary

"RPC's first quarter financial results continued to improve as strong commodity prices and market dynamics drove activity and pricing improvements in the oilfield. Early in the quarter, we experienced some delays due to materials and personnel shortages and customer-related operational issues. While these issues occurred during the quarter, customer activity levels improved and our equipment utilization increased significantly," stated Richard A. Hubbell, RPC's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"The global energy markets underwent significant upheaval in February, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine tightened global oil and natural gas markets, causing significant price increases and uncertainty for both commodities. The demand for our services increased and customers became less price sensitive. We finished the quarter with a full calendar and increasingly favorable market dynamics. Given current and projected commodity prices and customer indications regarding their plans, we are optimistic about our near-term operating environment. We are not planning aggressive growth capital expenditures, but have plans to activate idle equipment and expand our service capacity," 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 pressure pumping, downhole tools and services, coiled tubing, nitrogen, hydraulic workover services, 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 inspection and storage services, and oilfield training services.

Technical Services first quarter 2022 revenues increased by 54.3 percent compared to the same period of the prior year and by 4.7 percent compared to the prior quarter. Technical Services generated an operating profit of $21.8 million in the first quarter of 2022 compared to an operating profit of $20.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and an operating loss of $5.8 million in the first quarter of the prior year. The sequential and year-over-year improvements in Technical Services operating results were driven by higher customer activity levels resulting in higher utilization of our existing equipment and pricing improvements. Support Services revenues increased by 83.3 percent during the first quarter compared to the same period of the prior year due to higher activity levels and pricing within rental tools, the largest service line within this segment. On a sequential basis, Support Services revenues increased by 32.4 percent compared to the prior quarter and generated an operating profit of $2.8 million in the first quarter compared to a $373 thousand operating loss in the prior quarter.

(in thousands)


Three Months Ended



March 31,


December 31,


March 31,



2022


2021


2021








Revenues:







   Technical Services

$

266,349

$

254,444

$

172,641

   Support Services


18,275


13,808


9,969

Total revenues

$

284,624

$

268,252

$

182,610

Operating profit (loss):







   Technical Services

$

21,811

$

20,496

$

(5,762)

   Support Services


2,780


(373)


(2,896)

   Corporate expenses


(4,510)


(3,539)


(3,323)

   Gain on disposition of assets, net


2,954


3,474


1,460

Total operating profit (loss)

$

23,035

$

20,058

$

(10,521)

Interest expense


(178)


(166)


(380)

Interest income


15


12


18

Other income, net


504


456


507








Income (Loss) before income taxes

$

23,376

$

20,360

$

(10,376)

RPC, Inc. will hold a conference call today, April 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results for the 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 5965842.  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 (i) our beliefs that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has tightened global oil and natural gas markets, causing significant prices increases and uncertainty for both commodities, (ii) our beliefs that demand for our services increased and customers became less price sensitive, (iii) statements regarding current and projected commodity prices and customer indications regarding their plans, we are increasingly optimistic about our near-term operating environment, (iv) our current plans to not have aggressive growth capital expenditures, and (v) statements regarding our plans to activate idle equipment and expand our service capacity.  Such risks include changes in general global business and economic conditions, including the continued economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and fluctuations in prices of oil and natural gas; 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 due to changes in regulatory and environmental laws; turmoil in the financial markets and the potential difficulty to fund our capital needs; the actions of OPEC+ and the status of the war in Ukraine, which could impact drilling activity; adverse weather conditions in oil and gas producing regions; competition in the oil and gas industry; an inability to implement price increases; risks of international operations; and 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, 2021.

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

 

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

 

RPC INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES



















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



Periods ended, (Unaudited)



    Three Months Ended




March 31,
   2022



December 31,
   2021



March 31,
   2021

REVENUES


$

284,624


$

268,252


$

182,610

COSTS AND EXPENSES:










Cost of revenues



208,837



200,629



146,223

Selling, general and administrative expenses


36,240



32,128



30,595

Depreciation and amortization



19,466



18,911



17,773

Gain on disposition of assets, net



(2,954)



(3,474)



(1,460)

Operating profit (loss)



23,035



20,058



(10,521)

Interest expense



(178)



(166)



(380)

Interest income



15



12



18

Other income, net



504



456



507

Income (Loss) before income taxes



23,376



20,360



(10,376)

Income tax provision (benefit)



8,297



8,021



(714)

NET INCOME (LOSS)


$

15,079


$

12,339


$

(9,662)





















EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE 










   Basic


$

0.07


$

0.06


$

(0.05)

   Diluted


$

0.07


$

0.06


$

(0.05)











WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 








     Basic 



216,242



215,640



212,959

     Diluted 



216,242



215,640



212,959

 

RPC INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES












CONSOLIDATED BALANCE  SHEETS






At March 31, (Unaudited)


(In thousands)



2022



2021

ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents

$

73,189


$

85,421

Accounts receivable, net


285,517



186,891

Inventories


84,381



80,165

Income taxes receivable


57,448



82,612

Prepaid expenses 


13,545



8,027

Assets held for sale


692



4,032

Other current assets


2,430



2,493

  Total current assets


517,202



449,641

Property, plant and equipment, net


257,137



257,309

Operating lease right-of-use assets


23,741



25,400

Finance lease right-of-use assets


22,922



-

Goodwill 


32,150



32,150

Other assets


38,016



35,573

  Total assets

$

891,168


$

800,073







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Accounts payable

$

76,974


$

60,649

Accrued payroll and related expenses


21,888



23,074

Accrued insurance expenses


5,380



4,443

Accrued state, local and other taxes


2,996



4,539

Income taxes payable


982



1,302

Current portion of operating lease liabilities


6,655



8,594

Current portion of finance lease liabilities


22,694



-

Other accrued expenses


1,663



946

  Total current liabilities


139,232



103,547

Long-term accrued insurance expenses


10,628



10,543

Long-term pension liabilities


32,570



31,088

Long-term operating lease liabilities


18,562



19,088

Other long-term liabilities


7,621



-

Deferred income taxes


24,787



12,631

  Total liabilities


233,400



176,897

Common stock 


21,648



21,574

Capital in excess of par value


-



-

Retained earnings


656,517



619,019

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(20,397)



(17,417)

  Total stockholders' equity


657,768



623,176

  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$

891,168


$

800,073

 

Appendix A

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

RPC uses 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 income (loss) to EBITDA, the most comparable GAAP measure.  This reconciliation also appears on RPC's investor website, which can be found on the Internet at rpc.net.

The Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA is shown below:

Periods ended, (Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

(In thousands)



March 31,
2022



December 31,
2021



March 31,
2021











Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDA









Net Income (Loss)


$

15,079


$

12,339


$

(9,662)

Add:










     Income tax provision (benefit)



8,297



8,021



(714)

     Interest expense



178



166



380

     Depreciation and amortization



19,466



18,911



17,773

Less:










     Interest income



15



12



18

EBITDA


$

43,005


$

39,425


$

7,759

 

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