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Seitel Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

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HOUSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Seitel, Inc., a leading provider of seismic data to the oil and gas industry, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second Quarter Highlights -

 
($ in millions)   Second Quarter   First Six Months
2014   2013   % Change 2014   2013   % Change
Cash Resales $ 26.1 $ 22.6 15 % $ 58.4 $ 45.1 29 %
Total Revenue 47.3 47.5 % 104.4 98.9 6 %
Cash EBITDA 20.2 17.7 14 % 46.3 34.4 35 %
Net Income 2.6 6.4 (60 )% 4.5 8.1 (45 )%
 

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $47.3 million compared to $47.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. Total revenue is primarily comprised of underwriting revenue related to new data acquisition and resale licensing revenue. These revenue components totaled $14.5 million and $31.8 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $15.4 million and $31.2 million, respectively, in the second quarter of 2013. The majority of new data acquisition activity in the second quarter of 2014 occurred in the Eagle Ford/Woodbine, Utica/Marcellus and Permian unconventional areas. Cash resales, a component of resale licensing revenue, were $26.1 million, an increase of $3.5 million, or 15%, in the second quarter of 2014 compared to cash resales of $22.6 million in the second quarter of 2013. Cash resales increased between the quarters primarily due to an increase in licensing of data in unconventional areas. Solutions and other revenue was $1.0 million in both the second quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2013.

Total revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $104.4 million compared to $98.9 million for the same period last year. Acquisition underwriting revenue was $31.3 million for the first six months of 2014 compared to $40.5 million in the first six months of 2013. The decrease between years is attributable to successful execution of our cash generation strategy, which focuses on reduced, but targeted, investment. Although this lowers gross underwriting revenue, we have focused on a higher relative underwriting percentage. Our overall underwriting percentage increased from 64% for the first six months of 2013 to 70% for the first six months of 2014. The majority of our activity in the first half of 2014 occurred in the Eagle Ford/Woodbine, Utica/Marcellus, Permian and Montney unconventional plays in North America. Total resale licensing revenue was $70.9 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $56.0 million in the first six months of 2013. For the first six months of 2014, cash resales were $58.4 million, an increase of $13.3 million, or 29%, compared to $45.1 million in the first six months of 2013. The increase in cash resales between the six month periods was driven by an increase in licensing activity in unconventional areas both in the U.S. and Canada, as well as an increase in conventional areas. Solutions and other revenue was $2.2 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $2.4 million in the first six months of 2013.

“Our cash resale activity has shown improvement year over year in both the first and second quarters despite lower investment levels,” commented Rob Monson, president and chief executive officer. “We have seen good cash resale activity due to significant investments in recent years in strategic areas for our clients. These increases in cash resales are the driver to our improved Cash EBITDA.”

Net income was $2.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $6.4 million for the second quarter of 2013 and was $4.5 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $8.1 million in the first six months of 2013. The decrease in net income between periods was primarily due to higher amortization expense associated with our data library and an increase in income tax expense resulting from U.S. federal tax expense being recorded in 2014. For the six month period, the decrease in net income was partially offset by an increase in revenue and lower interest expense. Additionally, the first six months of 2013 included a $1.5 million charge related to the early extinguishment of our debt.

Cash EBITDA, generally defined as cash resales and solutions revenue less cash operating expenses (excluding various non-recurring items), was $20.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $17.7 million in the same period of 2013. Cash EBITDA was $46.3 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $34.4 million in the first half of last year. The increase from 2013 to 2014 in both periods resulted from higher levels of cash resale activity during 2014. Cash EBITDA for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2014 was $87.0 million.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses were $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared to $6.3 million in last year's second quarter. SG&A expenses were $14.3 million in the first six months of 2014 compared to $13.6 million in the same period last year. The increases were primarily due to an increase in variable compensation tied to revenue and Cash EBITDA.

In the first six months of 2014, our net cash capital expenditures were $17.1 million with gross capital expenditures of $48.6 million, of which $45.0 million related to new data acquisition. Our forecast of net cash capital expenditures for the remainder of 2014 is $18.1 million, bringing our total estimated net cash capital expenditures for the year to $35.2 million. Our current backlog of net cash capital expenditures related to acquisition programs is $19.6 million, of which we expect approximately $13.8 million to be incurred in 2014.

CONFERENCE CALL

Seitel will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results for 2014 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The dial-in number for the call is 800-374-2540, Conference ID 82519492. A replay of the call will be available until August 21, 2014 by dialing 800-585-8367, Conference ID 82519492 and will be available following the conference call at the Investor Relations section of the company's website at http://www.seitel.com.

ABOUT SEITEL

Seitel is a leading provider of onshore seismic data to the oil and gas industry in North America. Seitel's data products and services are critical in the exploration for and development of oil and gas reserves by exploration and production companies. Seitel has ownership in an extensive library of proprietary onshore and offshore seismic data that it has accumulated since 1982 and that it licenses to a wide range of exploration and production companies. Seitel believes that its library of 3D onshore seismic data is the largest available for licensing in North America and includes leading positions in oil and liquids-rich unconventional plays. Seitel has ownership in approximately 41,000 square miles of 3D onshore data, over 10,000 square miles of 3D offshore data and approximately 1.1 million linear miles of 2D seismic data concentrated in the major active North American oil and gas producing regions. Seitel serves a market which includes over 1,600 companies in the oil and gas industry.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which involve risks and uncertainties. Statements contained in this press release about our future outlook, prospects, strategies and plans, and about industry conditions, demand for seismic services and the future economic life of our seismic data are forward-looking, among others. All statements that express belief, expectation, estimates or intentions, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “propose,” “plan,” “target,” “foresee,” “should,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent our present belief and are based on our current expectations and assumptions with respect to future events and their potential effect on us. While we believe our expectations and assumptions are reasonable, they involve risks and uncertainties beyond our control that could cause the actual results or outcome to differ materially from the expected results or outcome reflected in our forward-looking statements. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, actual customer demand for our seismic data and related services, the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices for natural gas, crude oil and condensate and natural gas liquids, conditions in the capital markets during the periods covered by the forward-looking statements, the effect of economic conditions, our ability to obtain financing on satisfactory terms if internally generated funds and our current credit facility are insufficient to fund our capital needs, the impact on our financial condition as a result of our debt and our debt service, our ability to obtain and maintain normal terms with our vendors and service providers, our ability to maintain contracts that are critical to our operations, changes in the oil and gas industry or the economy generally and changes in the exploration budgets of our customers. For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Except as required by federal and state securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. All forward-looking statements attributable to Seitel, Inc. or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our Current Reports on Form 8-K and future reports filed with the SEC.

This press release also includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. Non-GAAP financial measures include cash resales, for which the most comparable GAAP measure is total revenue; cash EBITDA, for which the most comparable GAAP measure is net income; and net cash capital expenditures, for which the most comparable GAAP measure is total capital expenditures. Reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP measure are included at the end of this press release.

 

SEITEL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 
  (Unaudited)  

June 30,
2014

December 31,
2013

ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 43,017 $ 31,353
Receivables, net 43,261 45,119
Net seismic data library 178,751 195,778
Net property and equipment 4,037 4,611
Prepaid expenses, deferred charges and other 9,665 9,844
Intangible assets, net 12,402 14,762
Goodwill 201,183 201,535
Deferred income taxes 88,655   92,511  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 580,971   $ 595,513  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 36,057 $ 37,777
Income taxes payable 784 787
Senior Notes 250,000 250,000
Obligations under capital leases 2,540 2,676
Deferred revenue 25,835 41,739
Deferred income taxes 6,604   7,578  
TOTAL LIABILITIES 321,820   340,557  
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY

Common stock, par value $.001 per share; 100 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013

Additional paid-in capital 399,945 399,641
Retained deficit (153,987 ) (158,454 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 13,193   13,769  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY 259,151   254,956  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY $ 580,971   $ 595,513  
 
 

SEITEL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

 
 

Three Months Ended
June 30,

  Six Months Ended
June 30,
2014   2013 2014   2013
 
REVENUE $ 47,334 $ 47,544 $ 104,387 $ 98,895
 
EXPENSES:
Depreciation and amortization 29,771 27,829 67,629 57,167
Cost of sales 127 63 253 102
Selling, general and administrative 6,893   6,254   14,318   13,641  
36,791   34,146   82,200   70,910  
 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 10,543 13,398 22,187 27,985
 
Interest expense, net (6,211 ) (6,138 ) (12,418 ) (15,453 )
Foreign currency exchange gains (losses) 831 (1,171 ) (443 ) (1,818 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt (1,504 )
Other income 73     59   1  
 
Income before income taxes 5,236 6,089 9,385 9,211
Provision (benefit) for income taxes 2,661   (279 ) 4,918   1,105  
 
NET INCOME $ 2,575   $ 6,368   $ 4,467   $ 8,106  
 

Cash resales represent new contracts for data licenses from our library, including data currently in progress, payable in cash. We believe this measure is important in assessing overall industry and client activity. Cash resales are likely to fluctuate quarter to quarter as they do not require the longer planning and lead times necessary for new data creation. The following table summarizes the components of Seitel's revenue and shows how cash resales (a non-GAAP financial measure) are a component of total revenue, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure (in thousands):

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
2014   2013 2014   2013
Total acquisition underwriting revenue $ 14,500 $ 15,397 $ 31,337 $ 40,486
 
Resale licensing revenue:
Cash resales 26,089 22,630 58,366 45,075
Non-monetary exchanges 261 177 585
Revenue recognition adjustments 5,757   8,303   12,334   10,375
Total resale licensing revenue 31,846   31,194   70,877   56,035
 
Total seismic revenue 46,346   46,591   102,214   96,521
 
Solutions and other 988   953   2,173   2,374
Total revenue $ 47,334   $ 47,544   $ 104,387   $ 98,895
 

Cash EBITDA represents cash generated from licensing data from our seismic library net of recurring cash operating expenses. We believe this measure is helpful in determining the level of cash from operations we have available for debt service and funding of capital expenditures (net of the portion funded or underwritten by our customers). Cash EBITDA includes cash resales plus all other cash revenues other than from data acquisitions, less cost of goods sold and cash selling, general and administrative expenses (excluding non-recurring corporate expenses such as severance and legal, financial and other expenses related to corporate and strategic transactions). The following is a quantitative reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income (in thousands):

 

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 

Last Twelve Months
Ended June 30,
2014

2014   2013 2014   2013
Cash EBITDA $ 20,200 $ 17,701 $ 46,318 $ 34,357 $ 87,025
Add other revenue components not included in cash EBITDA:
Acquisition underwriting revenue 14,500 15,397 31,337 40,486 78,163
Non-monetary exchanges 261 177 585 1,248
Revenue recognition adjustments 5,757 8,303 12,334 10,375 15,635
Add (subtract) other items included in net income:
Depreciation and amortization (29,771 ) (27,829 ) (67,629 ) (57,167 ) (132,060 )
Non-cash operating expenses (126 ) (272 ) (304 ) (498 ) (675 )
Non-recurring corporate expenses (17 ) (163 ) (46 ) (153 ) (304 )
Interest expense, net (6,211 ) (6,138 ) (12,418 ) (15,453 ) (24,816 )
Foreign currency gains (losses) 831 (1,171 ) (443 ) (1,818 ) (847 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt (1,504 )
Other income 73 59 1 546
Benefit (provision) for income taxes (2,661 ) 279   (4,918 ) (1,105 ) 86,127  
Net income $ 2,575   $ 6,368   $ 4,467   $ 8,106   $ 110,042  
 

Net cash capital expenditures represent total capital expenditures less cash underwriting revenue from our clients and non-cash additions to the seismic data library. We believe this measure is important as it reflects the amount of capital expenditures funded from our operating cash flow. The following table summarizes our actual capital expenditures for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and our estimate for the year ending December 31, 2014 and shows how net cash capital expenditures (a non-GAAP financial measure) are derived from total capital expenditures, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure (in thousands):

 
 

Six Months
Ended June 30,
2014

 

Estimate for
Remainder of
2014

 

Total Estimate
for 2014

New data acquisition $ 45,014 $ 53,586 $ 98,600
Cash purchases and data processing 3,048 852 3,900
Non-monetary exchanges 177 4,523 4,700
Property and equipment and other 356   1,044   1,400  
Total capital expenditures 48,595 60,005 108,600
Less:
Non-monetary exchanges (177 ) (4,523 ) (4,700 )
Cash underwriting (31,337 ) (37,363 ) (68,700 )
Net cash capital expenditures $ 17,081   $ 18,119   $ 35,200  
 


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