Adams

Resources & Energy, Inc.

Josh C. Anders
(281) 974-9442
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ADAMS RESOURCES ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

 

Houston (May 8, 2017) -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (NYSE MKT: AE)(“Adams” or the “Company”) announced an unaudited first quarter 2017 net loss of approximately $0.9 million or ($0.20) per common share on revenues of $303.1 million. This compares to unaudited net income of $1.4 million or $0.34 per share on revenues of $250.5 million for the first quarter of 2016.

 

First Quarter 2017 Highlights:

Gross revenues of over $303 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017

Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.’s crude oil marketing and transportation subsidiary, GulfMark Energy, Inc., marketed approximately 66,360 barrels of oil per day during the first quarter of 2017

Continued effort to diversify offerings at the transportation subsidiary, Service Transport Company, Inc., with plans to begin ISO tank storage and transportation toward the end of the second quarter of 2017

Over $158 million of liquidity ($98 million of cash and cash equivalents and $60 million of undrawn letter of credit facility) as of March 31, 2017

Generated positive free cash flow (cash flow from operations before changes in working capital less capital expenditures and dividends)

Dividend of $0.22 per share for the first quarter of 2017

No short or long term debt as of March 31, 2017

 

 

“Adams is off to a decent start in 2017 as our first quarter results saw meaningful increases in activity in March 2017. Our crude oil marketing and transportation subsidiary was negatively impacted by Frost Laws in North Dakota and Michigan during the first quarter of 2017, but saw volumes return in March 2017 as weather related downtime was reduced. The Company experienced a noticeable uptick in activity at our Service Transport subsidiary during March 2017. We are encouraged by the activity that we saw late in the first quarter of 2017 and look forward to executing our strategy during the year,” said Thomas S. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Capital Investments and Dividends

During the first quarter of 2017, the Company invested approximately $1.0 million of capital and paid dividends of $0.9 million ($0.22 per share). The majority of the capital during the first quarter of 2017 was invested in the upstream oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary as the Company participated in several wells in the Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale. On April 20, 2017, the Company announced the conclusion of its review of strategic alternatives associated with the oil and gas exploration and production division and voluntarily filed a petition of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in Delaware. The Company has retained Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse, LLC to advise us with respect to the sale process of its oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary.


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS

(In thousands,except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

 

2017

2016

     

Revenues

   $303,087

   $   250,531

     

Costs, expenses and other

     (304,671)

       (248,192)

Interest income, net

              158

                103

Income tax benefit (provision)

              566

              (888)

     

(Loss) earnings from continuing operations

             (860)

            1,554

     

(Loss) from equity investments, net of tax

                    -

              (124)

     

Net (loss) earnings

   $        (860)

   $       1,430

     

(Loss) earnings per common share:

   

Basic and diluted net (loss) earnings

   

per common share

   $      (0.20)

   $      0.34

Dividends per common share

   $        0.22

   $      0.22

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands,except per share data)

 

March 31,

December 31,

 

2017

2016

ASSETS

   

Cash   

$        98,073

$        87,342

Other current assets  

         115,041

         105,176

Total current assets       

         213,114

         192,518

     

Net property & equipment

           43,809

           46,325

Deposits and other assets

             7,240

             8,029

 

$      264,163

$      246,872

     

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

   

Total current liabilities 

$      105,337

$        86,074

Other liabilities and deferred taxes    

             9,302

             9,486

Shareholders’ equity  

         149,524

         151,312

 

$      264,163

$      246,872


Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

 

2017

2016

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATIONS:

   

Net (loss) earnings   

   $      (860)

   $    1,430

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash  

                 

                 

from operating activities -

   

Depreciation, depletion and amortization 

         3,969

         5,115

Property sales loss (gains)

                7

           (120)

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties         

                3

              29

Deferred income taxes

              60

        (1,352)

Net change in fair value contracts

           (420)

            158

Equity investment losses

                 -

            191

(Increase) in accounts receivable

        (1,968)

        (1,224)

(Increase) in inventories

        (7,557)

        (5,707)

Decrease (increase) in income tax receivable           

           (736)

         1,958

Decrease in prepayments     

            744

            338

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable      

       17,746

        (3,614)

Increase in accrued liabilities           

         1,084

            393

Other changes, net

              78

              47

     

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities            

       12,150

        (2,358)

     

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

   

Property and equipment additions   

        (1,006)

        (4,210)

Proceeds from property sales           

              39

            920

Investments

                 -

        (2,200)

Insurance and state collateral (deposits) refunds

            476

               (2)

     

Net cash used in investing activities

           (491)

        (5,492)

     

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

   

Dividend payments

           (928)

           (928)

     

Net cash used in financing activities

           (928)

           (928)

     

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

       10,731

        (8,778)

     

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

       87,342

       91,877

 

                 

                 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$     98,073

$     83,099


Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Unaudited Operating Cash Flow Before Changes in Working Capital Reconciliation

(In thousands)

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2017

2016

Operating Cash Flow Before Changes in Working Capital Reconciliation:

   

Net (loss) earnings

$      (860)

$   1,430

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) earnings to net cash from operating activities-

   

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

       3,969

       5,115

Property sales losses (gains) oil and natural gas

              7

        (120)

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

              3

            29

Deferred income taxes (includes equity investments)

            60

     (1,352)

Net change in fair value contracts

         (420)

          158

Equity investment losses

               -

        191

Operating Cash Flow Before Changes in Working Capital

$     2,759

$     5,451

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. A number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include, among others, (a) general economic conditions and potential adverse world economic conditions, (b) fluctuations in hydrocarbon commodity prices and margins, (c) variations between commodity contract volumes and actual delivery volumes, (d) unanticipated environmental liabilities or regulatory changes, (e) counterparty credit default, (f) inability to obtain bank and/or trade credit support, (g) availability and cost of insurance, (h) changes in tax laws, (i) the availability and cost of capital, (j) results of current items of litigation, (k) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (l) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (n) successful drilling activity and the ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (m) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (o) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (p) financial soundness of customers and suppliers. These and other risks are described in the Company’s reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.