Press Release

U.S. Well Services Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial and Operational Results

November 5, 2020 at 4:15 PM EST

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Well Services, Inc. (the "Company", "U.S. Well Services" or "we") (NASDAQ: USWS) today reported third quarter 2020 financial and operational results.  

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Averaged 4.2 fully-utilized fleets compared to 3.4 fully-utilized fleets during the second quarter of 2020
  • Total revenue of $44.0 million compared to $39.8 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Net loss attributable to the Company of $15.9 million compared to net loss of $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $7.9 million compared to $8.5 million in the second quarter of 2020
  • Reported annualized Adjusted EBITDA per fully-utilized fleet of $7.5 million compared to $10.0 million for the second quarter of 2020(2)
  • Total liquidity, consisting of cash and availability under the Company's asset-backed revolving credit facility, was $11.8 million as of September 30, 2020

 

(1)

Each of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin is a Non-GAAP financial measure. Please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

(2)

Adjusted EBITDA per fully-utilized fleet equivalent is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by the product of average active fleets during the quarter and the utilization rate for active fleets during the quarter.

"U.S. Well Services once again posted solid financial results despite persistent market headwinds," said Joel Broussard, President and CEO of U.S. Well Services.  "Our team remains focused on innovating and delivering results for our customers, which we believe is the foundation of the Company's strong performance in such a difficult business environment.

"The resumption of completions activity accelerated in third quarter of 2020, steadily rebounding off the recent historic low levels experienced during the first half of 2020.  Although market conditions remain challenging, we are actively evaluating opportunities to return fleets to work and continue to benefit from strong demand for next-generation electric fracturing services."

Outlook

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive economic uncertainty and diminished global demand for crude oil.  In light of this market backdrop, we expect that hydraulic fracturing activity will increase modestly during the fourth quarter of 2020 with no material improvement in service pricing, and that conditions will begin to improve in 2021.

U.S. Well Services believes it is well positioned to benefit from a recovery in hydraulic fracturing activity.  E&P operators currently face both a depressed commodity price environment as well as mounting pressure to demonstrate adherence to strong environmental, social and governance practices.  As such, E&P customers seek partnerships with service companies that can provide advanced equipment and technology that enhance efficiency while reducing the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing.  Our next-generation electric fracturing technology and proprietary data analytics platform offer customers a unique value proposition that we believe will continue to drive demand for our services.  

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Summary 

Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 increased 11% to $44.0 million versus $39.8 million in the second quarter of 2020, driven by an increase in activity levels.  U.S. Well Services averaged 5.0 active fleets during the quarter, as compared to 4.3 for the second quarter of 2020.  Utilization of the Company's active fleets averaged 83% during the third quarter, resulting in a fully-utilized equivalent of 4.2 fleets.  This compares to 79% utilization and a fully-utilized equivalent of 3.4 fleets for the second quarter of 2020.

Costs of services, excluding depreciation and amortization, for the third quarter of 2020 increased to $31.2 million from $29.0 million during the second quarter of 2020, primarily as a result of higher activity levels.

Selling, general and administrative expense ("SG&A") increased to $6.1 million in the third quarter of 2020 from $5.2 million in the second quarter of 2020.  Excluding stock-based compensation and non-recurring transaction costs, SG&A in the third quarter of 2020 was $5.0 million compared to $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2020. This sequential increase was primarily attributable to an increase in professional fees.

Net loss attributable to the Company decreased sequentially to $15.9 million in the third quarter of 2020 from $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2020.  Adjusted EBITDA decreased 7% in the third quarter of 2020 to $7.9 million from $8.5 million in the second quarter of 2020.  Annualized Adjusted EBITDA per fully-utilized fleet was $7.5 million.  Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 18% from 21% in the second quarter of 2020.(1)

Operational Highlights

U.S. Well Services exited the third quarter with five active frac fleets, of which three were new-generation electric fleets.  Two of our fleets were working in the Appalachian Basin, one fleet was in the Eagle Ford and two fleets were in the Permian Basin.  The Company expects to maintain five to six active frac fleets throughout the fourth quarter of 2020.

U.S. Well Services continued to show strong operational results, completing 2,388 frac stages, or approximately 569 stages per fully-utilized fleet, compared to 1,957 frac stages during the second quarter of 2020, or 576 stages per fully-utilized fleet during the second quarter of 2020.  Pumping hours per day increased approximately 5% sequentially.  The Company pumped for 4,139 hours during 333 frac days, as compared to 3,158 hours during 267 frac days in the second quarter of 2020.

U.S. Well Services continues to be the market leader in electric fracturing, with 16,460 electric fracturing stages completed since the deployment of our first Clean Fleet® in 2014.  The Company continued to expand its intellectual property portfolio during the third quarter, and currently has 41 patents, with 165 patents pending.

Balance Sheet and Capital Spending

As of September 30, 2020, total liquidity was $11.8 million, consisting of $1.0 million of cash on the Company's balance sheet and $10.8 million of availability under the Company's asset-backed revolving credit facility, and net debt was $271.6 million.    

Capital expenditures, on an accrual basis, were $3.8 million during the third quarter of 2020.  The capital expenditures consisted of $3.5 million for maintenance capital expenditures and $0.3 million for fleet enhancements.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call at 10:00 am Central / 11:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, November 6, 2020 to discuss financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2020 and recent developments. This call will also be webcast and an investor presentation will be available on U.S. Well Services' website at http://ir.uswellservices.com/events-and-presentations/events.  To access the conference call, please dial 201-389-0872 and ask for the U.S. Well Services call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time or listen to the call live over the Internet by logging on to the Company's website from the link above.  A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through November 13, 2020 and may be accessed by calling 201-612-7415 using passcode 13712348#.  A webcast archive will also be available at the link above shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days. 

About U.S. Well Services, Inc.

U.S. Well Services, Inc. is a leading provider of hydraulic fracturing services and a market leader in electric fracture stimulation. The Company's patented electric frac technology provides one of the first fully electric, mobile well stimulation systems powered by locally supplied natural gas including field gas sourced directly from the wellhead. The Company's electric frac technology dramatically decreases emissions and sound pollution while generating exceptional operational efficiencies including significant customer fuel cost savings versus conventional diesel fleets. For more information visit: www.uswellservices.com.  The information on our website is not part of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements  

The information above includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein concerning, among other things, availability under the Company's credit facilities, benefits obtained from the Company's strategic financing transactions, the Company's financial position and liquidity, business strategy and objectives for future operations, results of discussions with potential customers, benefits obtained from the Company's patent-pending PowerPath technology, potential new contract opportunities and planned deployment and operation of fleets, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "may," "expect," "guidance," "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe," "intend," "achievable," "anticipate," "will," "continue," "potential," "should," "could," "target" and similar terms and phrases. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements represent the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this release will not be achieved. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those identified in this release or disclosed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Factors that could cause actual results to differ from the Company's expectations include changes in market conditions, changes in commodity prices, changes in supply and demand for oil and gas, changes in demand for our services, availability of financing and capital, the Company's liquidity, the Company's compliance with covenants under its credit agreements, actions by customers and potential customers, geopolitical events, public health crises, such as a pandemic, including the recent COVID-19 pandemic, availability of equipment and personnel and other factors described in the Company's public disclosures and filings with the SEC, including those described under "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 5, 2020 and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. As a result of these factors, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:

U.S. Well Services 

 

Josh Shapiro, VP, Finance and Investor Relations

 

(832) 562-3730

 

 IR@uswellservices.com

   
 

Dennard Lascar Investor Relations

 

Ken Dennard / Lisa Elliott

 

(713) 529-6600

 

USWS@dennardlascar.com 

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U.S. WELL SERVICES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited and amounts in thousands except for active fleets and per share amounts)

         
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30

 

June 30,

 

September 30

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

2019

                   

Statement of Operations Data:

                 

Revenue

$    44,042

 

$   130,884

 

$    39,837

 

$     195,914

 

$   422,075

Costs and expenses:

                 

Cost of services (excluding depreciation and amortization)

31,157

 

90,792

 

29,011

 

145,321

 

307,841

Depreciation and amortization

16,393

 

39,723

 

17,358

 

65,759

 

117,888

Selling, general and administrative expenses

6,098

 

8,216

 

5,220

 

30,376

 

24,474

Impairment loss on intangible assets

-

 

-

 

-

 

147,543

 

-

Loss on disposal of assets

755

 

4,976

 

853

 

5,852

 

15,884

Loss from operations

(10,361)

 

(12,823)

 

(12,605)

 

(198,937)

 

(44,012)

Interest expense, net

(5,744)

 

(8,449)

 

(5,661)

 

(19,357)

 

(21,384)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(12,558)

Other income

30

 

62

 

45

 

81

 

1,774

Loss before income taxes

(16,075)

 

(21,210)

 

(18,221)

 

(218,213)

 

(76,180)

Income tax expense (benefit)

(87)

 

39

 

13

 

(824)

 

469

Net loss

(15,988)

 

(21,249)

 

(18,234)

 

(217,389)

 

(76,649)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

(51)

 

(4,280)

 

(97)

 

(10,948)

 

(15,929)

Net loss attributable to U.S. Well Services, Inc.

(15,937)

 

(16,969)

 

(18,137)

 

(206,441)

 

(60,720)

Dividends accrued on Series A preferred stock

(1,854)

 

(1,670)

 

(1,845)

 

(5,450)

 

(2,330)

Dividends accrued on Series B preferred stock

(681)

 

-

 

(666)

 

(1,347)

 

-

Deemed and imputed dividends on Series A preferred stock

 

(467)

 

 

(4,406)

 

 

(4,504)

 

 

(11,220)

 

 

(5,966)

Net loss attributable to U.S. Well Services, Inc. common stockholders

$   (18,939)

 

$    (23,045)

 

$   (25,152)

 

$   (224,458)

 

$    (69,016)

                   
                   

Net loss attributable to U.S. Well Services, Inc. stockholders per common share:

           

Basic and diluted

$       (0.28)

 

$        (0.45)

 

$       (0.38)

 

$         (3.46)

 

$        (1.36)

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

                 

Basic and diluted

66,667

 

50,250

 

65,011

 

63,431

 

49,182

                   

Other Financial and Operational Data

                 

Capital Expenditures (1)

3,822

 

14,523

 

3,993

 

31,117

 

257,280

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

7,854

 

35,288

 

8,466

 

29,069

 

105,858

Average Active Fleets

5.0

 

9.3

 

4.3

 

6.7

 

10.6

 

(1) Capital expenditures presented above are shown on an accrual basis, including capital expenditures in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and under equipment financing arrangements.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP Financial Measure. See the tables entitled "Reconciliation and Calculation of Non-GAAP Financial and Operational Measures" below. 

 

U.S. WELL SERVICES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, amounts in thousands except shares and per share amounts)

   
 

September 30, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

     

CURRENT ASSETS:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

$                         519

 

$                    33,794

Restricted cash

519

 

7,610

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $9,000 and $22 in 2020 and 2019, respectively)

36,416

 

79,542

Inventory, net

7,321

 

9,052

Prepaids and other current assets

10,443

 

13,332

Total current assets

55,218

 

143,330

Property and equipment, net

242,810

 

441,610

Intangible assets, net

13,708

 

21,826

Goodwill

4,971

 

4,971

Deferred financing costs, net

1,196

 

1,045

TOTAL ASSETS

$                  317,903

 

$                  612,782

 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

     

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

     

Accounts payable

$                    35,745

 

$                    70,170

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

12,142

 

40,481

Notes payable

1,867

 

8,068

Current portion of long-term equipment financing

3,473

 

5,564

Capital lease obligation

6,201

 

10,474

Current portion of long-term debt

-

 

6,250

Total current liabilities

59,428

 

141,007

Long-term equipment financing

10,243

 

10,501

Long-term debt   

250,831

 

274,391

Other long-term liabilities

1,598

 

215

TOTAL LIABILITIES

322,100

 

426,114

       

MEZZANINE EQUITY

     

Series A Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 55,000 shares authorized; 52,000 and 55,000 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively; aggregate liquidation preference of $61,006 and $59,050 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

50,907

 

 

38,928

       

Series B Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 22,050 and 0 shares authorized, issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively; aggregate liquidation preference of $23,398 and $0 as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

21,984

 

-

       

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

     

Class A Common Stock, par value of $0.0001 per share; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 71,413,883 and 62,857,624 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

7

 

 

5

Class B Common Stock, par value of $0.0001 per share; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 2,302,936 and 5,500,692 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2020 and  December 31, 2019, respectively

 

-

 

 

1

Additional paid in capital

240,547

 

248,302

Accumulated deficit

(317,642)

 

(111,201)

Total stockholders' equity (deficit) attributable to U.S. Well Services, Inc.

(77,088)

 

137,107

Noncontrolling interest

-

 

10,633

Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)

(77,088)

 

147,740

TOTAL LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)

$                  317,903

 

$                  612,782

 

U.S. WELL SERVICES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 AND 2019

(unaudited and amounts in thousands)

         
   

2020

 

2019

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

       

Net loss

 

$ (217,389)

 

$ (76,649)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash provided by (used in)

       

operating activities:

       

Depreciation and amortization

 

65,759

 

117,888

Impairment loss on intangible assets

 

147,543

 

-

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

 

9,031

 

307

Loss on disposal of assets

 

5,852

 

15,884

Share-based compensation expense

 

4,519

 

5,672

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

-

 

12,558

Other noncash items

 

3,975

 

2,422

Changes in working capital

 

(201)

 

(35,752)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

19,089

 

42,330

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

       

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(43,948)

 

(194,114)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

15,778

 

706

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(28,170)

 

(193,408)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

       

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

25,723

 

49,134

Repayments of revolving credit facility

 

(51,034)

 

(65,000)

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 

10,000

 

285,000

Repayments of long-term debt

 

(2,500)

 

(75,000)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

-

 

(6,560)

Repayments of note payable

 

(6,201)

 

(4,560)

Repayments of amounts under equipment financing

 

(2,349)

 

(66,872)

Principal payments under finance lease obligation

 

(4,272)

 

(12,494)

Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock and warrants, net

 

19,596

 

54,524

Deferred financing costs

 

(20,248)

 

(13,451)

Proceeds from issuance of note payable

 

-

 

9,117

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

(31,285)

 

153,838

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(40,366)

 

2,760

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

41,404

 

30,036

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

 

$      1,038

 

$  32,796

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes, however, that certain non-GAAP performance measures allow external users of its consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, to more effectively evaluate its operating performance and compare the results of its operations from period to period and against the Company's peers without regard to the Company's financing methods or capital structure. Additionally, the Company believes the use of certain non-GAAP measures highlights trends in the Company's business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP measures.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as a substitute for net income (loss), operating income (loss) or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as a measure of the Company's profitability or liquidity. The Company's management believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful because they allow external users of its consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, to more effectively evaluate the Company's operating performance, compare the results of its operations from period to period and against the Company's peers without regard to the Company's financing methods or capital structure and because it highlights trends in the Company's business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP measures. The Company believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are important supplemental measures of its performance that are frequently used by others in evaluating companies in its industry. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) and may vary among companies, the EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA that the Company presents may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding the following: loss on disposal of assets; share-based compensation; impairments; and other items that the Company believes to be non-recurring in nature.   The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of Revenue.

U.S. WELL SERVICES, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (GAAP) TO EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA (NON-GAAP)

(unaudited, amounts in thousands)

                   
 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

September 30

 

June 30,

 

September 30

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2020

 

2019

Net loss

$   (15,988)

 

$   (21,249)

 

$   (18,234)

 

$    (217,389)

 

$    (76,649)

Interest expense, net

5,744

 

8,449

 

5,661

 

19,357

 

21,384

Income tax expense

(87)

 

39

 

13

 

(824)

 

469

Depreciation and amortization

16,393

 

39,723

 

17,358

 

65,759

 

117,888

EBITDA

6,062

 

26,962

 

4,798

 

(133,097)

 

63,092

Loss on disposal of assets (a)

755

 

4,976

 

853

 

5,852

 

15,884

Share based compensation (b)

1,037

 

2,305

 

1,403

 

4,519

 

5,672

Impairment loss (c) 

-

 

-

 

-

 

147,543

 

-

Fleet start-up, relocation and reactivation costs (d) 

-

 

1,045

 

573

 

573

 

8,208

Restructuring and transaction related costs (e) 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1,738

Severance and Business Restructuring (f) 

-

 

-

 

839

 

3,679

 

-

Loss on extinguishment of debt (g) 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

12,558

Fleet 6 fire (h) 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(1,294)

Adjusted EBITDA

$       7,854

 

$     35,288

 

$       8,466

 

$       29,069

 

$    105,858

 

(a) Represents net losses on the disposal of property and equipment

(b) Represents non-cash share-based compensation

(c) Represents non-cash impairment charge on long-lived assets

(d) Represents costs related to the start-up,  relocation and / or reactivation of hydraulic fracturing fleets

(e) Represents third-party professional fees and other costs including costs related to financing transactions, the capital restructuring and the potential sale of U.S. Well Services, LLC

(f) Represents severance and restructuring cost related to reductions in force and facility closures

(g) Represents costs related to debt extinguishment

(h) Represents insurance reimbursement of costs related to a fleet fire previously reported as an add-back

 

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