2014

Mitcham Industries Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter And Year-End Results FY2013 revenues of $105 million and diluted EPS of $1.29

Announces share repurchase program

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIND) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2013.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $28.4 million compared to $37.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  Equipment leasing revenues were $11.6 million in the fourth quarter compared to $23.7 million in the same period last year.  Seamap sales were $8.9 million in the fourth quarter compared to $7.3 million in the same period last year.  Net income for the fourth quarter was $3.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to $10.2 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $12.0 million, or 42% of revenues, compared to $22.5 million, or 61% of revenues, in the same period last year.  EBITDA, which is not a measure determined in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), is defined and reconciled to reported net income and cash provided by operating activities, the most comparable GAAP measures, in the accompanying financial tables.  For the full fiscal year, total revenues were $104.7 million compared to $112.8 million in fiscal 2012.  Net income for fiscal 2013 was $17.1 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, compared to $24.3 million, or $2.02 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012.  EBITDA in fiscal 2013 was $48.5 million compared to $63.5 million in fiscal 2012.

Bill Mitcham, President and CEO, stated, "While fiscal 2013 did not turn out as we had anticipated going into this year, it was the second best year in our history in terms of revenues, earnings and EBITDA, with the best year being fiscal 2012.  Our Seamap segment actually had its best year ever, generating record revenues and gross profit for fiscal 2013.

"We anticipated that this year's fourth quarter was going to be substantially below the fourth quarter of last year; however, it still did not meet our expectations.  We experienced later than expected starts to the winter seasons in both Canada and Russia, with many projects in those regions not beginning until mid to late January, whereas normally Russia begins in mid-December and Canada in early January.  Had projects in those areas started within normal time frames, we believe our fourth quarter results would have been more in line with our expectations, if not exceeding them.

"Land leasing activity levels in Latin American continued to be plagued by project delays due to permitting and regulatory issues and, as we anticipated, our fourth quarter results attributable to that area were well below those in last year's fourth quarter.  U.S. leasing activity remained sporadic and was below last year's fourth quarter levels, which included an exceptionally large job that contributed over $4.5 million in leasing revenues.  European leasing activity levels remained soft in the fourth quarter and substantially below last year's fourth quarter.  On the other hand, we saw a substantial increase in land leasing activity in the Pacific Rim in the fourth quarter.  Marine leasing activity also was strong, reflecting the overall strength in the marine seismic market, and fiscal 2013 was a record year for our marine leasing business.  As expected, Seamap had an excellent fourth quarter, which included the delivery of one GunLink 4000 system and one BuoyLink system for a new-build vessel.

"We anticipate improved results in fiscal year 2014, and the first quarter is off to a good start.  At this point, we expect both Canada and Russia to be stronger than last year, but this expected increase depends on, in large part, to what extent certain projects extend into April.  There is a substantial amount of seismic work pending in Latin America, and we have several jobs ready to begin as soon as our customers are able to satisfy the various permitting and regulatory requirements.  The permitting and regulatory delays experienced by our customers in that region remain a concern, but we expect Latin America to be an area of strong activity for us in fiscal 2014, especially beyond the first quarter.  In Europe, there are signs of improvement, and we have bids pending that would utilize much of our equipment in the area for a large part of fiscal 2014.  Marine leasing activity is expected to remain steady throughout fiscal 2014, driven by ongoing strong fundamentals in the marine seismic market. 

"We believe that the outlook for Seamap is extremely promising.  We further believe that robust activity in the marine seismic market, including numerous new vessels announced for the next several years, is an indication of strong Seamap sales going forward.  We expect increasing demand for Seamap products and related equipment as well as on-going support work, although we believe fiscal 2014 activity will be back loaded. 

"We are pleased with our current financial position as we have no net debt, we generated strong cash flow from operations last year and we believe that we have access to additional capital, if needed.  This liquidity should allow us to continue capitalizing on new opportunities, which we expect will arise.

"We do not believe that the relative slowdown in our land leasing business during the past fiscal year indicates a change in the overall positive trend for the seismic industry.  As a result of the continuing growth in global demand for oil and gas, the need by oil and gas companies for more precise seismic data, as well as the increased use of seismic data in the development and management of oil and gas properties beyond the exploration phase, we believe that demand for our equipment and services will continue to be strong."   

FISCAL 2013 FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $28.4 million compared to $37.0 million a year ago.  A significant portion of our revenues are typically generated from geographic areas outside the United States, and during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the percentage of revenues from international customers was approximately 79% compared to 72% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. 

Equipment leasing revenues, excluding equipment sales, were $11.6 million compared to $23.7 million in the same period a year ago.  The decline in equipment leasing revenues was primarily due to lower land leasing activity in the United States, Latin America and Europe, and to a lesser extent a late start to the winter seasons in Canada and Russia this year.  In the U.S., last year's fourth quarter included an unusually large job that contributed over $4.5 million in equipment leasing revenues.  Another project of comparable size was not present in this year's fourth quarter.  Lease pool equipment sales were $4.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $3.4 million in the fourth quarter a year ago.  Sales of new seismic, hydrographic and oceanographic equipment increased 50% to $3.9 million compared to $2.6 million in the same period a year ago.

Seamap equipment sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $8.9 million compared to $7.3 million in the same period a year ago.  The fiscal 2013 fourth quarter included the delivery of one GunLink 4000 system and one BuoyLink RGPS system for a new-build vessel, as well as after-market business including replacement parts, engineering services and ongoing support and repair services.  Last year's fourth quarter included the sale of one GunLink 4000 system and two BuoyLink RGPS systems, along with after-market business. 

Lease pool depreciation expense in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $8.3 million compared to $7.4 million in the same period a year ago, representing a 12% increase.  This increase resulted from additions made to our lease pool during fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013 of $69 million and $39 million, respectively.

Gross profit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $8.8 million compared to $21.3 million a year ago primarily due to lower equipment leasing revenues and higher lease pool depreciation expense. 

General and administrative expenses were approximately $5.6 million for the fourth quarters of fiscal 2013 and approximately $6.0 million for same period  one  year  ago.  We reported an income tax benefit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 of approximately $50,000, as compared to income tax expense of approximately $4.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. 

FISCAL 2013 RESULTS
Total revenues for fiscal 2013 exceeded the $100 million mark for the second year in a row, reaching $104.7 million compared to $112.8 million in fiscal 2012.  Equipment leasing revenues were $54.6 million in fiscal 2013 compared to $70.1 million last year.  Lease pool equipment sales in fiscal 2013 were $11.4 million compared to $6.5 million in fiscal 2012. Sales of new seismic, hydrographic and oceanographic equipment for fiscal 2013 were $7.5 million compared to $7.8 million in fiscal 2012.  Seamap equipment sales for fiscal 2013 were $31.2 million compared to $28.4 million last year.

Lease pool depreciation expense for fiscal 2013 was $33.4 million compared to $27.4 million in fiscal 2012.  Gross profit for fiscal 2013 was $37.4 million compared to $57.8 million a year ago.  General and administrative expenses for fiscal 2013 amounted to approximately $22.5 million, compared to approximately $21.4 million in fiscal 2012.  The increase reflects the generally higher level of operations associated with our expanded operations in Latin America, Singapore and Europe.  Net income was $17.1 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, compared to $24.3 million, or $2.02 per diluted share, in fiscal 2012.  EBITDA for fiscal 2013 was $48.5 million, or 46% of total revenues, compared to $63.5 million, or 56% of total revenues, in fiscal 2012. 

SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM
Our Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to 1.0 million shares of common stock through December 31, 2014.  Purchases may be made from time to time, based on market conditions, legal requirements and other corporate considerations, in the open market or otherwise on a discretionary basis. We expect to finance any repurchases from a combination of cash on hand, cash provided by operating activities and proceeds from our revolving credit facility.

Mr. Mitcham commented, "We generated significant cash from operating activities in fiscal 2013 and anticipate doing so again in fiscal 2014.  Management and the Board of Directors believe that the repurchase of our own shares is an attractive use of our capital."  

CONFERENCE CALL
We have scheduled a conference call for Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to discuss our fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and year-end results.  To access the call, please dial (888) 450-9962 and ask for the Mitcham Industries call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.  Investors may also listen to the conference live on the Mitcham Industries corporate website, http://www.mitchamindustries.com, by logging on that site and clicking "Investors."  A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through April 11, 2013 and may be accessed by calling (866) 949-7821.  A web cast archive will also be available at http://www.mitchamindustries.com shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days.   For more information, please contact Donna Washburn at Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates (713) 529‑6600 or email dwashburn@dennardlascar.com.

Mitcham Industries, Inc., a geophysical equipment supplier, offers for lease or sale, new and "experienced" seismic equipment to the oil and gas industry, seismic contractors, environmental agencies, government agencies and universities. Headquartered in Texas, with sales and services offices in Calgary, Canada; Brisbane, Australia; Singapore; Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia; Budapest, Hungary; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia and the United Kingdom, Mitcham conducts operations on a global scale and is the largest independent exploration equipment lessor in the industry.  Through its Seamap business, Mitcham designs, manufactures and sells specialized seismic marine equipment.

Certain statements and information in this press release concerning results for the quarter  and fiscal year ended January 31, 2013 may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "should," "would," "could" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us.  While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate.  All comments concerning our expectations for future revenues and operating results are based on our forecasts of our existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions.  Our forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections.

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  We undertake no obligation to publically update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Contacts:

Billy F. Mitcham, Jr., President & CEO


Mitcham Industries, Inc.


936-291-2277




Jack Lascar / Karen Roan


Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates


713-529-6600

 

Tables to follow

 

 

MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)




January 31,


2013


2012

ASSETS

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                      

$   15,150


$   15,287

Restricted cash                                                                                                                          

801


98

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,374 and $4,391 at

 January 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     

23,131


35,788

Current portion of contracts and notes receivable    

2,096


2,273

Inventories, net

6,188


6,708

Prepaid income taxes       

5,591


-

Deferred tax asset            

1,842


2,594

Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

3,079


2,530

Total current assets     

57,878


65,278

Seismic equipment lease pool and property and equipment, net

119,608


120,377

Intangible assets, net         

3,989


4,696

Goodwill               

4,320


4,320

Prepaid foreign income tax

-


3,519

Deferred tax asset               

4,296


-

Other assets         

316


39

Total assets

$ 190,407


$  198,229

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:




Accounts payable           

$    6,921


$   13,037

Current maturities – long-term debt              

145


1,399

Income taxes payable      

-


2,419

Deferred revenue             

539


543

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities           

1,875


6,583

Total current liabilities 

9,480


23,981

Non-current income taxes payable   

376


5,435

Deferred tax liability            

-


595

Long-term debt, net of current maturities       

4,238


12,784

Total liabilities             

14,094


42,795

Shareholders' equity:




Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 1,000  shares authorized; none issued and outstanding               

-


-

Common stock $.01 par value; 20,000 shares authorized;13,763 and 13,556 shares issued at January 31, 2013 and January 31, 2012, respectively

138


136

Additional paid-in capital               

116,506


113,654

Treasury stock, at cost (926 and 925 shares at January 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively)   

(4,860)


(4,857)

Retained earnings            

56,348


39,297

Accumulated other comprehensive income

8,181


7,204

Total shareholders' equity          

176,313


155,434

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity              

$ 190,407


$ 198,229

 

 

MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)






For the Three Months
Ended January 31,


For the Twelve Months
Ended January 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Revenues:








Equipment leasing

$ 11,640


$ 23,679


$54,592


$70,137

Lease pool equipment sales

4,003


3,400


11,412


6,503

Seamap equipment sales

8,868


7,325


31,169


28,406

Other equipment sales

3,890


2,630


7,512


7,788

 Total revenues

28,401


37,034


104,685


112,834









Cost of sales:








Direct costs - equipment leasing

1,655


1,711


7,963


8,059

Direct costs - lease pool depreciation

8,266


7,384


33,405


27,400

Cost of lease pool equipment sales

2,291


857


6,043


1,580

Cost of Seamap and other equipment sales

7,416


5,813


19,861


18,043

Total cost of sales

19,628


15,765


67,272


55,082

Gross profit

8,773


21,269


37,413


57,752









Operating expenses:








General and administrative

5,647


5,951


22,539


21,354

Provision for (recovery of) doubtful accounts

-


428


(428)


615

Depreciation and amortization

369


318


1,400


1,239

Total operating expenses

6,016


6,697


23,511


23,208









Operating income

2,757


14,572


13,902


34,544









Other income (expenses):








Interest, net

33


(101)


11


(396)

Other, net

575


174


(389)


182

Total other income (expense)

608


73


(378)


(214)









Income before income taxes

3,365


14,645


13,524


34,330









Benefit (provision for) income taxes

50


(4,480)


3,527


(10,009)









Net income

$   3,415


$ 10,165


$ 17,051


$24,321









Net income per common share:








Basic

$    0.27


$      0.82


$1.34


$2.13

Diluted

$    0.26


$      0.77


$1.29


$2.02









Shares used in computing net income per common share:








Basic

12,799


12,445


12,715


11,432

Diluted

13,176


13,209


13,242


12,069

 

 

MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(unaudited)




Years Ended January 31,


2013


2012





Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income                                                                                                                     

$   17,051


$   24,321

   Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




      Depreciation and amortization                                                                              

34,939


28,774

      Stock-based compensation                                                                                   

1,586


1,331

      Provision for doubtful accounts, net of charge offs                                         

(636)


1,709

      Provision for inventory obsolescence                                                                

163


173

      Gross profit from sale of lease pool equipment                                                 

(5,369)


(4,923)

      Excess tax expense (benefit) from exercise of non-qualified stock options and restricted shares                                                                                          

(420)


(778)

      Deferred tax benefit                                                                                                

(4,450)


(285)

      Changes in non-current income taxes payable              

(5,059)


597

   Changes in:




      Trade accounts and contracts receivable                                                           

13,331


(16,687)

      Inventories                                                                                                              

718


(2,614)

      Income taxes payable and receivable                                                                  

(6,718)


2,532

      Prepaid foreign income tax       

3,519


(440)

      Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities                

(4,091)


2,683

      Prepaids and other, net                                                                                          

(307)


(435)

         Net cash provided by operating activities                                                      

44,257


35,958

Cash flows from investing activities:




   Purchases of seismic equipment held for lease                                                    

(44,694)


(62,142)

   Purchases of property and equipment                                                                   

(965)


(1,525)

   Sales of used lease pool equipment                                                                       

11,412


6,503

   Payment for earn-out provision                                                                              

(450)


(148)

         Net cash used in investing activities                                                               

(34,697)


(57,312)

Cash flows from financing activities:




   Net (payments on) proceeds from revolving line of credit                                 

(8,550)


(9,100)

   Proceeds from equipment notes                                                                              

147


37

   Payments on borrowings                                                                                         

(1,532)


(3,308)

   Net purchases of short-term investment                                                               

(689)


(101)

   Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon exercise of options                

329


2,809

Net proceeds from public offering of common stock                                          

-


31,028

   Excess tax benefit (expense) from exercise of non-qualified stock options      

420


778

         Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities                                      

(9,875)


22,143

Effect of changes in foreign exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents       

178


(149)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents                                           

(137)


640

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year                                                        

15,287


14,647

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year                                                                   

$ 15,150


$ 15,287

 

 

MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, INC.

Reconciliation of Net Income and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to EBITDA

(Unaudited)






For the Three Months Ended

January 31,


For the Twelve Months Ended

January 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)

Net income

$    3,415


$     10,165


$17,051


$24,321

Interest expense, net

(33)


101


(11)


396

Depreciation and amortization

8,669


7,736


34,939


28,774

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

(50)


4,480


(3,527)


10,009

EBITDA (1)

12,001


22,482


48,452


63,500

Stock-based compensation

263


198


1,586


1,331

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$    12,264


$    22,680


$50,038


$64,831

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to EBITDA








Net cash provided by operating activities

$8,128


$7,598


$44,257


$35,958

Stock-based compensation

(263)


(198)


(1,586)


(1,331)

Provision for doubtful accounts

-


(428)


636


(1,709)

Changes in trade accounts and contracts receivable

3,570


8,483


(13,331)


16,687

Interest paid

86


130


533


704

Taxes paid , net of refunds

955


3,330


9,177


7,536

Gross profit from sale of lease pool equipment

1,711


2,543


5,369


4,923

Changes in inventory

95


1,642


718


2,614

Changes in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

1,291


(236)


4,091


(2,683)

Other

(3,572)


(382)


(1,412)


801

EBITDA (1)

$12,001


$22,482


$48,452


$63,500









 

(1)

EBITDA is defined as net income before (a) interest income and interest expense, (b) provision for (or benefit from) income taxes and (c) depreciation, amortization and impairment. Adjusted EBITDA excludes stock-based compensation.  We consider EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to be important indicators for the performance of our business, but not measures of performance or liquidity calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because management utilizes this information for assessing our performance and liquidity, and as indicators of our ability to make capital expenditures, service debt and finance working capital requirements. The covenants of our revolving credit agreement require us to maintain a minimum level of EBITDA. Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are measurements that are commonly used by analysts and some investors in evaluating the performance and liquidity of companies such as us. In particular, we believe that it is useful to our analysts and investors to understand this relationship because it excludes transactions not related to our core cash operating activities.  We believe that excluding these transactions allows investors to meaningfully trend and analyze the performance of our core cash operations. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities or as alternatives to net income as indicators of operating performance or any other measures of performance derived in accordance with GAAP. In evaluating our performance as measured by EBITDA, management recognizes and considers the limitations of this measurement. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our obligations for the payment of income taxes, interest expense or other obligations such as capital expenditures. Accordingly, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are only two of the measurements that management utilizes.   Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable with similarly titled measures reported by other companies. 

 

 


MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, INC.

Segment Operating Results

(unaudited)






For the Three Months Ended

January 31,


For the Twelve Months Ended

January 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Revenues:








Equipment Leasing

$  19,533


$  29,709


$73,516


$84,428

Seamap

9,076


6,694


32,210


28,703

Inter-segment  sales

(208)


631


(1,041)


(297)

     Total revenues

28,401


37,034


104,685


112,834

Cost of sales:








Equipment Leasing

15,127


11,643


53,320


42,615

Seamap

4,752


3,777


14,817


12,818

Inter-segment costs

(251)


345


(865)


(351)

Total cost of sales

19,628


15,765


67,272


55,082

Gross profit

8,773


21,269


37,413


57,752

Operating expenses:








General and administrative

5,647


5,951


22,539


21,354

Provision for (recovery of) doubtful accounts

-


428


(428)


615

Depreciation and amortization

369


318


1,400


1,239

     Total operating expenses

6,016


6,697


23,511


23,208

Operating income

$  2,757


$  14,572


$  13,902


$  34,544









  Equipment Leasing Segment:








Revenue:








Equipment leasing

$   11,640


$   23,679


$54,592


$70,137

Lease pool equipment sales

4,003


3,400


11,412


6,503

New seismic equipment sales

663


797


1,282


1,810

SAP equipment sales

3,227


1,833


6,230


5,978

       Total revenue

19,533


29,709


73,516


84,428

Cost of sales:








Lease pool depreciation

1,654


7,451


33,594


27,668

Direct costs-equipment leasing

8,318


1,711


8,200


8,059

Cost of lease pool equipment sales

2,291


857


6,043


1,580

Cost of new seismic equipment sales

297


365


655


924

Cost of SAP equipment sales

2,567


1,259


4,828


4,384

       Total cost of sales

15,127


11,643


53,320


42,615

Gross profit

$    4,406


$   18,066


$20,196


$41,183

Gross profit %

23%


61%


27%


50%









  Seamap Segment:








Equipment sales

$     9,076


$   6,694


$  32,210


$  28,703

Cost of equipment sales

4,752


3,777


14,817


12,818

Gross profit

$     4,324


$  2,917


$    17,393


$    15,885

Gross profit %

48%


44%


54%


55%

 

SOURCE Mitcham Industries, Inc.



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