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Smart Sand, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results
  • 2Q 2018 revenue of $54.4 million
  • 2Q 2018 total tons sold of 839,000, the highest in Company history and an increase of 16% sequentially
  • 2Q 2018 net income of $10.0 million
  • 2Q 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of $19.3 million, an increase of 229% sequentially
  • Acquisition of Quickthree Solutions, Inc. closed on June 1, 2018

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smart Sand, Inc. (NASDAQ: SND) (the “Company” or “Smart Sand”), a pure-play, low-cost producer of high quality Northern White raw frac sand, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

“I’m pleased to report that Smart Sand has posted strong quarterly results with significant sequential improvements in sales volumes, net income and Adjusted EBITDA. We also continued to execute on our long-range plan to become an integrated, full service provider of frac sand and logistics support to deliver mine to wellsite proppant solutions for our customers,” stated Charles Young, Chief Executive Officer.  He added, “During the second quarter we completed our nameplate capacity expansion at our Oakdale facility and expanded our logistics capabilities through the acquisition of Quickthree Solutions, Inc., a maker of portable frac sand storage solutions, while achieving the highest quarterly sales volumes in Company history. We continue to see new customer interest for our high quality Northern White sand from E&P companies that see benefits in well performance from using Northern White Sand over regional sand. Additionally, in the quarter, we benefited from incremental in-basin sales to customers purchasing sand through our Van Hook, North Dakota terminal.”

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

Revenues were $54.4 million in the second quarter of 2018, a 28% increase compared to first quarter 2018 revenues of $42.6 million. Second quarter 2018 revenues increased by 83% compared to second quarter 2017 revenues of $29.8 million. The increase in revenues year over year was primarily due to higher sales volumes and a higher average selling price per ton sold, partially offset by lower freight revenue.

Overall tons sold were approximately 839,000 in the second quarter of 2018, the highest in Company history, compared to approximately 723,000 tons sold in the first quarter of 2018 and 531,000 tons sold in the second quarter of 2017, increases of 16% and 58%, respectively.

Net income was $10.0 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018, compared with net income of $1.0 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018 and net income of $2.6 million, or $0.07 per basic and $0.06 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $19.3 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $6.3 million during the same period last year, an increase of 204% on a year-over-year basis and an increase of 229% compared to first quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of $5.9 million.  The increase in Adjusted EBITDA compared to the second quarter of 2017 was primarily due to higher sales volumes and a higher average selling price per ton sold offset by increased cost of goods sold due to the higher sales volumes.  The increase in Adjusted EBITDA compared to the first quarter of 2018 was primarily due to higher sales volumes and a higher selling price per ton.  Additionally, we had higher fixed cost leverage in the second quarter of 2018 as we ramped up production and we capitalized more costs into inventory as we began wet plant operations during the quarter which resulted in lower cost of goods sold sequentially.  In the second quarter of 2018, we also had one-time costs of $0.8 million, or $0.20 per share, included in selling, general and administrative expenses related to the acquisition of Quickthree Solutions, Inc.

Capital Expenditures

Smart Sand’s capital expenditures totaled $49.9 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, of which $29.9 million related to the acquisition of Quickthree Solutions, Inc.  The remainder was largely associated with the nameplate capacity expansion at our Oakdale sand processing facility, investment in various enhancement and cost improvement projects and our terminal investment in the Bakken.  The Company estimates that full year 2018 capital expenditures will be approximately $125 to $135 million, excluding any additional acquisitions. This range of investment gives consideration to the acquisition of Quickthree and also includes approximately $7 to $10 million in capital to manufacture initial last mile systems for deployment to our customers. At June 30, 2018, the Company had approximately $1.7 million of cash on hand.  On April 6, 2018, the Company amended its credit facility to increase the amount available by $15 million to $60 million, of which $15 million is currently available to support liquidity needs in 2018.

Conference Call

Smart Sand will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors this morning, August 9th, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s second quarter 2018 financial results. Investors are invited to listen to a live audio webcast of the conference call, which will be accessible on the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at www.smartsand.com. To access the live webcast, please log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived replay of the call will also be available on the website following the call. The call can also be accessed live by dialing (888) 799-5165 or, for international callers, (478) 219-0056.  The passcode for the call is 1375109. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 or, for international callers, (404) 537-3406.  The conference ID for the replay is 1375109.

Forward-looking Statements

All statements in this news release other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements that 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," “believe” 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 the Company's actual results, events or financial positions to differ materially from those included within or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in product demand, regulatory changes, adverse weather conditions, increased fuel prices, higher transportation costs, access to capital, increased competition, changes in economic or political conditions, and such other factors discussed or referenced in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2018.

You 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.

About Smart Sand

Smart Sand is a pure-play, low-cost producer of high-quality Northern White raw frac sand. We sell our products primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies. We own and operate a raw frac sand mine and processing facility near Oakdale, Wisconsin, at which we currently have approximately 321 million tons of proven recoverable reserves. We currently have 5.5 million tons of annual nameplate processing capacity.  For more information, please visit www.smartsand.com.

 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
    Three Months Ended
    June 30, 2018   March 31, 2018   June 30, 2017
    (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (unaudited)
    (in thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues   $ 54,448     $ 42,628     $ 29,787  
Cost of goods sold   34,678     35,413     21,407  
Gross profit   19,770     7,215     8,380  
Operating expenses:            
Salaries, benefits and payroll taxes   2,790     2,573     2,167  
Depreciation and amortization   476     188     120  
Selling, general and administrative   3,595     3,101     2,283  
Total operating expenses   6,861     5,862     4,570  
Operating income   12,909     1,353     3,810  
Other income (expenses):            
Interest expense, net   (500 )   (180 )   (115 )
Other income   25     34     83  
Total other income (expenses), net   (475 )   (146 )   (32 )
Income before income tax expense   12,434     1,207     3,778  
Income tax expense   2,413     232     1,154  
Net income   $ 10,021     $ 975     $ 2,624  
             
Net income per common share:            
Basic   0.25     $ 0.02     $ 0.07  
Diluted   0.25     $ 0.02     $ 0.06  
Weighted-average number of common shares:            
Basic   40,499     40,412     40,347  
Diluted   40,550     40,441     40,453  
             


 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
       
  June 30, 2018
  December 31, 2017
  (unaudited)
  (audited)
                                 
    (in thousands)  
         
         
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 1,745     $ 34,740  
Restricted cash       487  
Accounts receivable   24,086     23,377  
Unbilled receivables   4,907     1,192  
Inventories   11,546     9,532  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,829     3,849  
Total current assets   47,113     73,177  
Property, plant and equipment, net   223,993     171,762  
Intangible assets, net   19,686      
Goodwill   16,892      
Deferred financing costs, net   438     892  
Other assets   3,360     971  
Total assets   $ 311,482     $ 246,802  
         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 13,367     $ 26,123  
Accrued and other expenses   11,372     7,576  
Deferred revenue   4,805      
Current portion of equipment financing obligations   432     572  
Current portion of notes payable       288  
Total current liabilities   29,976     34,559  
Revolving credit facility, net   44,654      
Deferred tax liabilities, long-term, net   15,886     13,239  
Asset retirement obligation   9,476     8,982  
Contingent consideration   9,200      
Total liabilities   109,192     56,780  
         
Stockholders’ equity        
Common stock   40     40  
Treasury stock, at cost   (839 )   (666 )
Additional paid-in capital   160,428     159,059  
Retained earnings   42,585     31,589  
Accumulated other comprehensive income   76      
Total stockholders’ equity   202,290     190,022  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 311,482     $ 246,802  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

We define EBITDA as our net income, plus (i) depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, (ii) income tax expense (benefit), (iii) interest expense and (iv) franchise taxes. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, plus (i) gain or loss on sale of fixed assets or discontinued operations, (ii) integration and transition costs associated with specified transactions, including our initial public offering, (iii) equity compensation; (iv) development costs; (v) non-recurring cash charges related to restructuring, retention and other similar actions, (vi) earn-out and contingent consideration obligations and (vii) non-cash charges and unusual or non-recurring charges. Adjusted EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors and commercial banks, to assess:

  • the financial performance of our assets without regard to the impact of financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis of our assets;

  • the viability of capital expenditure projects and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities;

  • our ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures;

  • our operating performance as compared to those of other companies in our industry without regard to the impact of financing methods and capital structure; and

  • our debt covenant compliance as Adjusted EBITDA is a key component of critical covenants in our credit agreement.

We believe that our presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA will provide useful information to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. Net income is the GAAP measure most directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered alternatives to net income presented in accordance with GAAP. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may be defined differently by other companies in our industry, our definition of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net income for each of the periods indicated:

   
  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2018
    March 31, 2018
  June 30, 2017
  (in thousands)
Net income $ 10,021     $ 975     $ 2,624  
Depreciation, depletion and amortization   4,296     3,160     1,693  
Income tax expense   2,413     232     1,154  
Interest expense   509     219     182  
Franchise taxes   109     220     10  
EBITDA $ 17,348     $ 4,806     $ 5,663  
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets (1)           194  
Equity compensation (2)   668     490     464  
Acquisition and development costs (3)   914     328      
Cash charges related to restructuring and retention (4)   270     94      
Non-cash charges (5)   57     134     20  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 19,257     $ 5,852     $ 6,341  
  1. Includes gains related to the sale and disposal of certain assets in property, plant and equipment.
  2. Represents the non-cash expenses for stock-based awards issued to our employees and employee stock purchase plan compensation expense.
  3. Represents costs incurred related to the business combinations and current development project activities. The three and six months ended June 30, 2018 includes $0.8 million and $1.2 million, respectively, of costs related to the acquisition of Quickthree Solutions, Inc.
  4. Represents costs associated with the retention and relocation of employees.
  5. Represents accretion of asset retirement obligations.

Contribution Margin

We also use contribution margin, which we define as total revenues less costs of goods sold excluding depreciation, depletion and accretion of asset retirement obligations, to measure our financial and operating performance. Contribution margin excludes other operating expenses and income, including costs not directly associated with the operations of our business such as accounting, human resources, information technology, legal, sales and other administrative activities.

Historically, we have reported production costs and production cost per ton as non-GAAP measures. As we expand our logistics activities and continue to sell sand closer to the wellhead, our sand production costs will only be a portion of our overall cost structure. As such, we believe that it is no longer relevant to report production costs or production cost per ton on a standalone basis.

We believe that a transition to reporting contribution margin and contribution margin per ton sold will provide a better performance metric to management and external users of our financial statements, such as investors and commercial banks, because these metrics provide an operating and financial measure of our ability, as a combined business, to generate margin in excess of our operating cost base.

Gross profit is the GAAP measure most directly comparable to contribution margin. Contribution margin should not be considered an alternative to gross profit presented in accordance with GAAP. Because contribution margin may be defined differently by other companies in our industry, our definition of contribution margin may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing its utility. The following table presents a reconciliation of contribution margin to gross profit.

   
  Three Months Ended
  June 30, 2018
  March 31, 2018
  June 30, 2017
                                                     
  (in thousands)
Revenue $ 54,448     $ 42,628     $ 29,787  
Cost of goods sold   34,678     35,413     21,407  
  Gross profit $ 19,770     $ 7,215     $ 8,380  
Depreciation, depletion, and accretion of asset retirement obligations   3,878     3,106     1,588  
  Contribution margin $ 23,648     $ 10,321     $ 9,968  
  Contribution margin per ton $ 28.19     $ 14.28     $ 18.77  
Total tons sold   839     723     531  
 

Investor Contacts

Lee Beckelman

CFO

(281) 231-2660

LBeckelman@smartsand.com

Phil Cerniglia

Investor Relations and Budgeting Manager

(281) 231-2660

PCerniglia@smartsand.com

 

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