Select Energy Services reports 2018 First Quarter Results

May 10, 2018

– Net Income of $16.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $59.6 million
– Operating Cash Flow of $35.2 million which fully funded capital expenditures
– Total liquidity of $166.9 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $6.1 million

HOUSTON, May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Select Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: WTTR) (“Select” or “the Company”), a leading provider of total water management and chemical solutions to the North American unconventional oil and gas industry, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2018 was $376.4 million as compared to $304.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $99.9 million in the first quarter of 2017. Net income for the first quarter of 2018 was $16.1 million as compared to a net loss of $14.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a net loss of $12.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $59.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to $43.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $13.8 million in the first quarter of 2017. Due to the timing of Select’s merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. (“Rockwater”) that closed on November 1, 2017, results in the fourth quarter of 2017 do not include Rockwater’s operating results for the month of October, which included approximately $70.1 million in revenue, $0.7 million in net income and $7.7 million in Adjusted EBITDA.

Holli Ladhani, President and CEO, stated, “We are very encouraged by how the company progressed during the first quarter. The integration of Rockwater has gone well and is reflected in our first quarter results with solid net income and cash flow. With a supportive backdrop of rising oil prices and overall strong market fundamentals, we will continue to remain focused on further improving our margins in the second quarter.”


(1) “Adjusted EBITDA” is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”). Please see the supplemental financial information in the table under “Comparison of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this earnings release for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

Cash Flow from Operations for the first quarter was $35.2 million. Capital expenditures for the quarter were $32.6 million, which were fully funded with Cash Flow from Operations, which also included $18.2 million of working capital build. Total cash during the quarter increased $3.3 million and, at March 31, 2018, cash and cash equivalents totaled $6.1 million and outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facility of $75.0 million. In addition to cash and cash equivalents, the Company had approximately $160.8 million of available borrowing capacity under our revolving credit facility after giving effect to $19.8 million of outstanding letters of credit, providing total liquidity of $166.9 million.

Conference Call

Select has scheduled a conference call on Friday, May 11, 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 May 18, 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. For more information, please visit Select’s website,

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