Deep Down Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Down, Inc. (OTCQX: DPDW) ("Deep Down"), an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013.   

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OPERATING RESULTS

For the third quarter of 2013, Deep Down reported net income of $0.4 million, or $0.03 income per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.0 million, or $0.10 income per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2013 were $8.6 million and $9.4 million for the third quarter of 2012. The 8 percent decrease in revenues occurred primarily due to reduced ROV and topside equipment rental services as a result of the consolidation of Mako's operations into the Deep Down Delaware operating segment in the third quarter of 2012.  

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 was $2.5 million, or 29 percent of revenues. Gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 was $3.2 million, or 34 percent of revenues. The 5 percentage point decrease in gross profit was due primarily to rent expense of approximately $0.3 million associated with our new facility, as well as a $0.6 million negative adjustment on a large fixed-price fabrication project.   

Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were $2.1 million, or 25 percent of revenues. Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2012 were $2.1 million, or 22 percent of revenues. Overall, operating expenses were consistent between the quarterly periods.

Modified EBITDA was $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2013. Modified EBITDA was $1.9 million in the third quarter of 2012. The $0.9 million decrease in Modified EBITDA was due primarily to decreased gross profit before depreciation expense of $0.7 million.  Additionally, there was a $0.2 million reduction in operational consolidation expense.  The Company's management evaluates its financial performance based on a non-GAAP measure, Modified EBITDA, which consists of earnings (net income or loss) available to common shareholders before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash and non-recurring charges.

WORKING CAPITAL

At September 30, 2013, we had working capital of $15.4 million. In the first quarter of 2013, we entered into the fifth amendment of our bank credit agreement, which among other things, increased the committed amount under our revolving credit facility to $5 million from $2 million. During the third quarter of 2013, we issued an additional 4,443,611 shares of common stock resulting in a cash increase of $7.6 million.  Because of these factors, and because of cash we expect to generate from operations, we believe that we will have adequate liquidity to meet our future operating requirements.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Ronald E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our third quarter results were lower than expected due to our financial performance on a significant fixed-price order for a major oil company operating in Brazil, as well as increased rent for our new facility. Nevertheless, we are very pleased with our continued success in obtaining new orders as our backlog has grown to over $27 million. The new facility has enabled us to expand our steel flying lead business, and we believe it will continue to positively impact future growth."     

Earnings Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release,  Deep Down will host its quarterly conference call on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern). Interested investors are invited to dial the toll free number at (877) 303-6187 and provide the Conference ID: 11271973.

At the conclusion of the call, a replay will be available until November 19, 2013.  To access the replay of the call dial (855) 859-2056 and provide the same Conference ID.

The call can also be accessed via the web by going to the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.deepdowninc.com.

About Deep Down, Inc.

Deep Down, Inc. is an oilfield services company serving the worldwide offshore exploration and production industry. Deep Down's proven services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads (LSFL), installation buoyancy, ROVs and tooling, marine vessel automation, control, and ballast systems. Deep Down supports subsea engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance projects through specialized, highly experienced service teams and engineered technological solutions. The company's primary focus is on more complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services and technologies, used between the platform and the wellhead. More information about Deep Down is available at www.deepdowncorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any forward-looking statements in the preceding paragraphs of this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the course of operations, we are subject to certain risk factors, competition and competitive pressures, sensitivity to general economic and industrial conditions, international political and economic risks, availability and price of raw materials and execution of business strategy. For further information, please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the Company without charge.

 

DEEP DOWN, INC.

SUMMARY FINANCIAL DATA

(Unaudited)










Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended 


September 30,


September 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012

(in thousands, except per share amounts)








Results of operations data:








Revenues

$     8,639


$    9,391


$      23,953


$      22,168

Cost of sales

6,164


6,228


15,792


14,199

Gross profit

2,475


3,163


8,161


7,969

Total operating expenses

2,117


2,106


6,411


6,380

Operating income

358


1,057


1,750


1,589

Total other expense

(39)


(13)


(115)


(187)

Income before income taxes

319


1,044


1,635


1,402

Income tax benefit (expense)

62


(74)


(8)


(93)

Net income 

$        381


$       970


$        1,627


$        1,309









Net income per share:








   Basic

$       0.03


$      0.10


$          0.15


$          0.13

   Diluted

$       0.03


$      0.10


$          0.15


$          0.13









Weighted-average shares outstanding:








   Basic

11,691


10,161


10,728


10,196

   Diluted

11,739


10,161


10,729


10,196









Modified EBITDA data:








Net income 

$        381


$       970


$        1,627


$        1,309

Add back interest expense, net

52


34


143


120

Add back depreciation and amortization

393


474


1,157


1,401

Add back income tax (benefit) expense

(62)


74


8


93

Add back share-based compensation

196


142


471


519

Add back non-recurring consolidation expense

-


200


-


200

Add back equity in results of joint venture

-


39


(1)


179

Modified EBITDA

$        960


$    1,933


$        3,405


$        3,821









(in thousands)








Cash flow data:








Cash provided by (used in):








Operating activities





$      (1,284)


$           307

Investing activities





(355)


(1,488)

Financing activities





6,060


(1,600)














September 30,


December 31,






2013


2012

(in thousands)








Balance sheet data:








Cash and cash equivalents





$        5,944


$        1,523

Current assets





19,532


11,763

Current liabilities





4,088


5,766

Working capital





15,444


5,997

Total assets





38,514


31,499

Total debt





2,074


3,616

Total liabilities





6,006


8,702

Stockholders' equity





32,508


22,797

 


SOURCE Deep Down, Inc.



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