New West Energy Services Inc. Announces First Quarter Results and 202% Increase in Revenue from Year Prior

By July 31, 20172017

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New West Energy Services Inc. (TSX Venture:NWE), an oil and gas and environmental services company focused on Western Canada, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Revenue was $4,196,883, representing an increase of 202% compared to the same period last year, driven by a 236% increase in revenue from the Vacuum Truck and Fluid Transportation Services division and a 144% increase in revenue from the Environmental Services division.
  • This significant increase was primarily due to: (a) management’s increase in key clientele and higher equipment utilizations, including in the completions and production sectors of the industry facilitated through NWE’s $4.8 million equipment acquisition in March 2017; and (b) a greater number of environmental operating days, in both cases corresponding with increased drilling, completions and production activity in Western Canada.
  • Gross margin was 24%, representing an increase of 4 percentage points from the same period last year.  This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in revenues relative to the increase in variable costs.
  • General and administrative expenses were $846,564, representing an increase of 24% from the same period last year.  This increase was mainly due to additional expenses associated with the hiring of key personnel needed to facilitate NWE’s growth.
  • Normalized EBITDAC was $164,295 compared to negative $409,578 from the same period last year, representing an increase $573,873.

Gerry E. Kerkhoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of NWE stated, “New West’s strategy of diversifying from the drill bit to the completions and production sector has been very positive and we’ve shown significant increases in revenue since the commencement of the last winter season.  Also, we have expanded our client base and are increasingly taking on larger projects with correspondingly higher revenues.”

Mr. Kerkhoff continued, “Looking forward, with the oil and gas sector showing additional signs of recovery, we expect our rates to increase over time and, with it, our revenue.  On the expense side, we have incurred considerable one-time costs associated with preparing for operation our fluid transportation equipment acquired in March and expect our margins to increase as our equipment costs normalize.  We are very optimistic for New West’s prospects.”

For the three months ended July 31, 
2017
Vacuum Truck & Fluid
Transportation Services
Environmental
Services
Corporate Total
$ $ $ $
Revenue 2,918,283 1,278,600 4,196,883
Direct costs 2,321,167 860,460 3,181,627
Gross margin 597,116 418,140 1,015,256
General and admin expense 444,908 324,707 76,949 846,564
Share base pmts 263,529 263,529
Finance charges 171,887 6,066 41,173 219,126
Depreciation 459,716 459,716
Net loss before tax (489,961 ) 87,367 (381,651 ) (784,245 )
Total assets 14,490,405 950,513 49,181 15,490,099
EBITDAC* 141,642 99,602 (76,949 ) 164,295
2016
Vacuum Truck & Fluid
Transportation Services
Environmental
Services
Corporate Total
$ $ $ $
Revenue 867,210 524,408 1,391,618
Direct costs 788,851 328,440 1,117,291
Gross margin 78,359 195,968 274,327
General and admin expense 261,500 342,099 80,306 683,905
Share base pmts
Finance charges 47,157 574 2,710 50,441
Depreciation 321,737 321,737
Net loss before tax (552,035 ) (146,705 ) (83,016 ) (781,756 )
Total assets 7,969,940 468,417 145,344 8,583,701
EBITDAC* (183,141 ) (146,131 ) (80,306 ) (409,578 )

* Normalized EBITDAC is earnings from continuing operations before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and share-based payments and is a measure of NWE’s operating profitability. The calculation is further adjusted to normalize EBITDAC by removing any non-reoccurring transactions that are not in the normal course of operations.

Contact:

Gerry E. Kerkhoff
New West Energy Services Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Phone – 403.984.9798 or 1.888.977.2327 (BEAR)
Fax – 403.984.9799
Email – gkerkhoff@newwestenergyservices.com

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements or industry results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or industry results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information and financial outlook.  Forward-looking information is identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions.  Such information may involve, but is not limited to, comments with respect to strategies, expectations, planned operations or future actions.  Forward-looking information in this news release includes, without limitation, statements with respect to: the use of proceeds of its loans; the use of the acquired equipment; planned changes in NWE’s business and revenues; the competitive environment in which NWE operates; and the assessment of future plans and operations.  Actual events or results may differ materially.  The forward-looking information in this news release is based on assumptions which includes, but is not limited to: NWE realizing the expected benefits of its loans and acquired equipment; the general state of the economy and the oil and gas industry not worsening; NWE not losing any key personnel; NWE sustaining or increasing their level of revenues and EBITDAC  NWE growing its businesses long term and managing its growth; NWE complying with existing regulations and not becoming subject to more stringent regulations; and, NWE’s insurance being sufficient to cover losses that may occur as a result of its operations.  The forward-looking information in this news release is subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or results anticipated by the forward-looking information.  The factors which could cause results to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to: failure to realize the expected benefits of its loans and acquired equipment; potential undisclosed liens associated with the acquired equipment; NWE’s results being dependent upon the general state of the economy and the oil and gas industry; NWE being dependent on key personnel, the loss of which could harm its business; NWE may not be able to sustain or increase their revenues or EBITDAC; NWE may be unable to grow its business long term or to manage any growth; NWE may be unable to integrate the acquired equipment into its business; competition in NWE’s markets may lead to reduced revenues and EBITDAC; NWE may fail to comply with existing regulations or become subject to more stringent regulations; NWE’s insurance may be insufficient to cover losses that may occur as a result of NWE’s operations; the market price of NWE’s common shares will fluctuate; and, there is a possibility of dilution of existing holders of NWE’s common shares due to future financings or acquisitions.  Although NWE has attempted to identify factors that would cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements in this news release, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of NWE.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information in this news release.  The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release, and NWE does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise such forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.  The forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.

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