Select Energy Services Reports 2017 Fourth Quarter Results

Mar 07, 2018

HOUSTON, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Select Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: WTTR) (“Select” or “the Company”), a leading provider of total water management and chemical solutions to the U.S. unconventional oil and gas industry, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. As previously announced, Select completed its merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. (“Rockwater”) on November 1, 2017.  All reported financial results for Select for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 include two months of contribution from Rockwater.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $304.2 million, a 98% increase compared to $153.9 million in the third quarter of 2017 and a 251% increase compared to $86.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Net loss for the fourth quarter was $14.9 million as compared to net income of $2.6 million in the third quarter of 2017 and a net loss of $24.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Adjusted EBITDA was $43.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $32.4 million in the third quarter of 2017 and $6.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Additionally, given the timing of the merger close on November 1, 2017, fourth quarter results do not include Rockwater’s operating results for the month of October, including approximately $70.1 million in revenue, $0.7 million in net income and $7.7 million in Adjusted EBITDA.  Please refer to the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) to net loss (a GAAP measure) in this release.

John Schmitz, Select’s Executive Chairman, stated, “2017 marked a momentous year for Select as we executed on a number of strategic initiatives while the industry continued to make positive strides in its recovery.  The completion of our IPO in the second quarter marked a significant step towards positioning Select as the clear pure-play market leader in the water solutions industry.  We are pleased to have closed the transformative merger between Select and Rockwater during the fourth quarter and have made substantial progress in executing on our integration strategy.  In addition to the Rockwater merger, we executed on five other strategic acquisitions throughout the year as we focus on expanding and solidifying our leading water solutions footprint across North America. We are excited about the future of the combined company, and as we enter the first quarter of 2018, we believe our prospects for this year remain strong.”

Holli Ladhani, President and CEO, added, “Looking back on 2017, it is gratifying to see what Select has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time.  The fourth quarter continued to provide an active industry environment, although it did present the expected seasonal fluctuations and other challenges towards the end of the year.  While we saw modest sequential consolidated revenue growth on a combined-company basis in the fourth quarter, our margins were impacted by a combination of seasonality, revenue mix and merger-related expenses.  We expect all of those factors to moderate in 2018 and we are extremely focused on delivering improved margins.

“Looking to 2018, I am confident that a resilient oil price environment, coupled with a robust economic outlook, can lead to improved performance as we continue to lead the water solutions and chemicals industries.  We have built a business model that we believe will allow us to generate meaningful free cash flow and we are exploring several opportunities to re-invest portions of that cash flow at attractive returns.  Over the past several years, we have assembled a strong management team with the skills and experience to manage our operations and the merger-integration process, and we believe the opportunities in front of us are tremendous,” concluded Ladhani.

Conference Call

Select has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. eastern time.  Please dial 201-389-0872 and ask for the Select Energy Services call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call, or listen live over the Internet by logging on to the web at the address A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through March 15, 2018 and may be accessed by calling 201-612-7415 using passcode 13676696#.  A webcast archive will also be available at the link above shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days.

About Select Energy Services, Inc.

Select is a leading provider of total water management and chemical solutions to the North American unconventional oil and gas industry.  Select provides for the sourcing and transfer of water, both by permanent pipeline and temporary hose, prior to its use in the drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing, as well as complementary water-related services that support oil and gas well completion and production activities, including containment, monitoring, treatment and recycling, flowback, hauling, and disposal.  Select, under its Rockwater Energy Solutions brand, develops and manufactures a full suite of specialty chemicals used in the well completion process and production chemicals used to enhance performance over the producing life of a well.  Select currently provides services to exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies operating in all the major shale and producing basins in the United States and Western Canada.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this communication other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements which contain our current expectations about our future results.  We have attempted to identify any forward-looking statements by using words such as “expect,” “will,” “estimate” and other similar expressions.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected, and the assumptions or bases underlying our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Such statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, events or financial positions to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially impact such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the factors discussed or referenced in the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus we filed with the SEC on April 24, 2017 relating to our recently completed initial public offering and the “Risk Factors” section of our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.  Investors should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, unless required by law.