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MATRRIX announces fourth quarter 2017 results

CALGARYApril 4, 2018 /CNW/ – MATRRIX Energy Technologies Inc. (“MATRRIX” or the “Corporation”) (TSX-V: MXX) announces financial results for the three month period and year ended December 31,2017.

(All monetary amounts contained herein are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for per share amounts)

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three Months Ended

For the year ended

December 31,

December 31,

(000’s CAD $)

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change

2015

Revenue

4,984

1,135

339%

9,528

2,334

308%

4,381

EBITDA (i)

(3,610)

(400)

(803%)

(4,184)

(1,771)

(136%)

(6,430)

EBITDA per share

Basic

(0.05)

(0.01)

(400%)

(0.10)

(0.06)

(67%)

(0.20)

Diluted

(0.05)

(0.01)

(400%)

(0.10)

(0.06)

(67%)

(0.20)

Adjusted EBITDA (ii)

355

(379)

193%

(189)

(1,618)

88%

(2,588)

Adjusted EBITDA per share

Basic

(0.01)

nm

(0.05)

80%

(0.08)

Diluted

(0.01)

nm

(0.05)

80%

(0.08)

Net loss

(4,464)

(1,042)

(329%)

(6,875)

(4,423)

(55%)

(9,492)

Net loss per share

Basic

(0.06)

(0.03)

(100%)

(0.16)

(0.14)

(14%)

(0.29)

Diluted

(0.06)

(0.03)

(100%)

(0.16)

(0.14)

(14%)

(0.29)

Funds flow from operations (iii)

382

(503)

176%

(125)

(1,574)

92%

(2,444)

Gross Margin (iv)

1,363

252

(441%)

2,822

603

(368%)

556

Capital expenditures

7,181

110

nm

7,257

144

nm

251

Weighted Average common shares

outstanding

73,847

32,185

129%

43,099

32,185

34%

32,185

Weighted Average diluted common

shares outstanding

73,847

32,185

129%

43,099

32,185

34%

32,185

nm – calculation is not meaningful

As at December 31,

2017

2016

Change

2015

Current assets

21,428

5,028

326%

6,317

Total assets

42,525

14,661

190%

18,461

Total current liabilities

3,511

892

294%

469

Total non-current liabilities

2,297

nm

Shareholders’ Equity

36,717

13,769

167%

17,992

 

FOURTH QUARTER 2017 SUMMARY (Compared with year prior)

  • Revenue of $4,984, up 339% from $1,135
  • Gross margin of 27%, up from 22%
  • Net loss of $4,483, increased 339% from a net loss of $1,042
  • Impairment expense of $3,833, from $nil
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $355, up 193% from an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $379

YEAR ENDED 2017 SUMMARY (Compared with year prior)

  • Revenue of $9,528, up 308% from $2,334
  • Gross margin of 30%, up from 26%
  • Net loss of $6,875, increased 55% from a net loss of $4,423
  • Impairment expense of $3,833, up from $nil
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $189, improved 88% from an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1,618

OPERATIONS REVIEW

The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is showing signs of recovery, with oil prices reaching into the $60bbl USD range in Q4 2017. However, the Corporation anticipates 2018 to mirror 2017 for overall rig activity in Canada with slow growth later in the year. The current trend of increased well productivity being drilled in less days, has allowed for a decrease in demand for drilling rigs as compared to 2014 in Canada.

The decrease in demand for overall drilling activity in the WCSB has put stress on competitor’s balance sheets. With the Corporation’s strong cash position, we will continue to look for investments that will provide a high rate of return for our Shareholder’s.

In Q4 2017, the Corporation continued down the path of its previously announced intention to enter into the contract drilling rig business earlier in the year. During Q4 2017, the corporation acquired six heavy tele-doubles, three of which were acquired through receivership related to Vortex Drilling and three related to the acquisition of Stampede Drilling. In Q1 2018, the Corporation added another heavy double from the acquisition of D2 Drilling. The contract drilling rig segment is being operated under the Stampede banner. The Corporation was pleased with the strong utilization of the contract drilling rig segment which currently focuses on the southeast Saskatchewan market.

The Corporation continues to seek market share with the directional drilling segment. The directional drilling segment experienced its most active quarter operationally since Q4 2014. The Corporation continues to build momentum with its current customer base with its proprietary software platform called D2 ROXTM (pronounced DEE-ROCKS), which allows the Corporation and its oil and gas clients to drive safe, predictable, repeatable, cost effective drilling operations at the rig site, for the Corporation’s existing horizontal and directional drilling operation and its emerging drilling rig business.

“Management is pleased with the improving financial results and initial success in the contract drilling business. We will continue to look for investments with the highest rate of return for our shareholders utilizing our strong financial position.”

NON-GAAP MEASURES

This press release contains references to (i) EBITDA; (ii) Adjusted EBITDA; (iii) Funds Flow; and (iv) Gross Margin. These financial measures are not measures that have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore referred to as non-GAAP measures. The non-GAAP measures used by the Corporation may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.

(i)

EBITDA is not a measure recognized under IFRS and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. EBITDA is defined as “income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Management believes that EBITDA provides useful information to investors as it provides an indication of results generated from the Corporation’s operating activities prior to financing, taxation and non-recurring/non-cash impairment charges occurring outside the normal course of business.

 

Three Months Ended

For the year ended

December 31,

December 31,

(000’s CAD $)

2017

2016

% Change

2017

2016

% Change

Net loss

(4,464)

(1,042)

(329%)

(6,875)

(4,423)

(55%)

Depreciation

801

642

25%

2,638

2,652

(1%)

Interest on Convertible Debenture

53

nm

53

nm

EBITDA

(3,610)

(400)

(803%)

(4,184)

(1,771)

(136%)

 

(ii)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as “income (loss) before interest income, interest expense, taxes, business acquisition transaction costs, depreciation and amortization, shared based compensation expense, gains on disposal of property and equipment, impairment expenses, interest and other income, and foreign exchange.” Management believes that in addition to net and total comprehensive income (loss), Adjusted EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Corporation’s principal business activities prior to consideration of how these activities are financed, how assets are depreciated, amortized and impaired: the impact of foreign exchange, or how the results are affected by the accounting standards associated with the Corporation’s stock based compensation plan.

 

Three Months Ended

For the year ended

December 31,

December 31,

(000’s CAD $)

2017

2016

% Change

2017

2016

% Change

EBITDA

(3,610)

(400)

(803%)

(4,184)

(1,771)

(136%)

Loss (gain) from disposition of property and equipment

(140)

1

nm

(140)

1

nm

Gain from equipment lost in hole

(268)

nm

(310)

nm

Interest and other income

(2)

(17)

(88%)

(21)

(54)

(61%)

Share based payments

99

37

168%

223

198

13%

Transaction costs

454

nm

454

nm

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(11)

nm

(44)

8

nm

Impairment of assets

3,833

nm

3,833

nm

Adjusted EBITDA

355

(379)

193%

(189)

(1,618)

88%

nm – not meaningful

 

(iii)

Funds flow from operations is defined as “cash provided by operating activities before the change in non-cash working capital”. Funds flow from operations is a measure that provides shareholders and potential investors additional information regarding the Corporation’s liquidity and its ability to generate funds to finance its operations. Management utilizes this measure to assess the Corporation’s ability to finance operating activities and capital expenditures.

 

Three Months Ended

For the year ended

December 31,

December 31,

(000’s CAD $)

2017

2016

% Change

2017

2016

% Change

Operating cash flow

133

(443)

130%

(1,337)

(1,313)

(2%)

Changes in non-cash working capital

249

82

718%

1,213

(261)

564%

Funds flow

382

(361)

52%

(125)

(1,574)

92%

 

(iv)

Gross margin is defined as “gross profit from services revenue before stock based compensation and depreciation”. Gross margin is a measure that provides shareholders and potential investors additional information regarding the Corporation’s cash generating and operating performance. Management utilizes this measure to assess the Corporation’s operating performance. 

 

Three Months Ended

For the year ended

December 31,

December 31,

(000’s CAD $)

2017

2016

% Change

2017

2016

% Change

Revenue

4,984

797

525%

9,528

2,334

308%

Direct operating expenses

3,621

883

310%

6,706

1,731

287%

Gross margin (3)

1,363

273

nm

2,821

603

363%

Gross margin %

27%

34%

(21%)

30%

26%

12%

(3) Non-GAAP measure

nm – not meaningful

 

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking information“). This information relates to future events or the Corporation’s future performance. All information other than statements of historical fact is forward-looking information. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “contemplate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “propose”, “might”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “believe”, “predict”, and “forecast” are intended to identify forward-looking information.

This press release contains forward-looking information pertaining to, among other things, the following: the expectation that 2018 will be a recovery year for the industry; commodity prices; industry activity for overall rig activity in 2018; management of liquidity risk; capital spending; lower capital expenditures of the industry; the expectations regarding seeking additional market share with the directional drilling segment; competition; the momentum created by its proprietary software platform; foreign exchange rates; future cash flow; operational efficiency; the Corporation’s ability to continue to build relationships with current and potential customers; and managing costs through reductions in staffing and compensation levels.

This forward-looking information involves material assumptions and known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, certain of which are beyond the Corporation’s control, that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. This MD&A, the Corporation’s annual information form and other documents filed with securities regulatory authorities (accessible through the SEDAR website www.sedar.com) describe the risks, the material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results, which include, among other things, anticipated financial performance; the implementation of the Corporation’s growth strategy; business prospects; conditions in general economic and financial markets; the ability to get additional market share with the directional drilling segment; industry conditions; current commodity prices and royalty regimes; regulatory developments; the impact of increasing competition; future exchange rates; the availability and cost of labour and services; the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities; timing and amount of capital expenditures; the ability of the Corporation to renew existing contracts and enter into new contracts; utilization and pricing of the Corporation’s systems and rigs; supply and demand for oil and natural gas services relating to the drilling and ancillary services; effects of regulation by governmental agencies; tax laws; future operating costs; and the ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms, which are subject to change based on commodity prices, market conditions and potential timing delays. Although management of the Corporation considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, such assumptions may prove to be incorrect.  Actual results, performance or achievements could differ material from those expressed in, or implied by, this forward-looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Corporation will derive therefrom.

Statements, including forward-looking information, are made as of the date of this press release and the Corporation does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this MD&A is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE MATRRIX Energy Technologies Inc.

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2018/05/c3508.html

Lyle Whitmarsh, President & Chief Executive Officer, MATRRIX Energy Technologies Inc., Tel: (403) 984-5042Copyright CNW Group 2018

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