Second Quarter 2023 Highlights

  • Rental revenue of $24.1 million, an increase of 33% when compared to the second quarter of 2022 and 6% when compared to the first quarter of 2023.
  • Net income of $504,000, or $0.04 per basic share, as compared to a net loss of $70,000 in the second quarter of 2022 and net income of $370,000 when compared to the first quarter of 2023.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $9.9 million, compared to $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2022 and $7.8 million in the first quarter of 2023. Please see Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA, below.

MIDLAND, Texas August 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (“NGS” or the “Company”) (NYSE:NGS), a leading provider of natural gas compression equipment, technology and services to the energy industry, today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2023.

Commenting on the quarter, Stephen C. Taylor our Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, added “Total revenue and rental revenue grew when compared to both sequential and year-over-year quarters, Sequentially, our sales revenues declined, but our strategically important rental revenues continued to grow at a brisk pace, reflecting our tenth consecutive quarter of rental revenue growth. Our overall gross margins improved, led by higher rental margins and lower operating expenses and operating income and net income both increased over the comparative quarters. We are starting to see the results of our 2023 capital program in our revenues, margins and bottom lines. The overall environment in our industry continues to be positive and we anticipate further improvement.”

Revenue: Total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2023 increased 35.3% to $27.0 million from $19.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022. This increase was due primarily to an increase in rental revenues. Rental revenue increased 32.9% to $24.1 million in the second quarter of 2023, from $18.1 million in the second quarter of 2022 due to the addition of higher horsepower packages and pricing improvements. As of June 30, 2023, we had 1,249 rented units (372,596 horsepower) compared to 1,281 rented units (311,379 horsepower) as of June 30, 2022, reflecting an 19.7% increase in total horsepower deployed. Sequentially, total revenue increased 1.3% to $27.0 million in the second quarter of 2023 compared to $26.6 million in the first quarter of 2023 primarily due to increases in rental revenues largely offset by a decline in sales revenues.

Gross Margins: Total gross margins, including depreciation increased to $6.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to $3.1 million for the same period in 2022 and $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Total adjusted gross margin, exclusive of depreciation, for the three months ended June 30, 2023, increased to $12.8 million compared to $9.0 million for the same period ended June 30, 2022 and $11.1 million for the first quarter of 2023. These increases are primarily attributable to increased rental revenues and rental gross margin.

Operating Income: Operating income for the three months ended June 30, 2023 was $712,000 compared to $658,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and $402,000 during the first quarter of 2023. Operating income in the three months ending June 30, 2023 was negatively impacted by a $779,000 non cash impairment expense relating to software.

Net Income: Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2023, was $504,000, or $0.04 per basic share compared to a net loss of $70,000 or $0.01 per basic share for the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase in net income during the second quarter of 2023 was mainly due to increased rental revenue and gross margin partially offset by an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses. Sequentially, net income was $370,000 or $0.03 per basic share during the first quarter of 2023. This sequential improvement of $0.1 million was primarily due to higher rental revenue and lower operating costs.

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA increased 47.4% to $9.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, from $6.7 million for the same period in 2022. This increase was primarily attributable to higher revenues and adjusted gross margins. Sequentially, adjusted EBITDA increased 27.0% to $9.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $7.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Cash flows: At June 30, 2023, cash and cash equivalents were approximately $4.3 million, while working capital was $18.9 million. For the six months of 2023, cash flows from operating activities were $22.6 million, while cash flows used in investing activities was $93.6 million. Cash flow used in investing activities included $93.5 million in capital expenditures, of which $92.3 million was dedicated to rental capital expenditures.

Debt: Outstanding debt on our revolving credit facility as of June 30, 2023 was $100 million. Our leverage ratio at June 30, 2023 was 2.53 and our fixed charge coverage ratio was 4.17. The company is in compliance with all terms, conditions and covenants of the credit agreement.

Selected data: The tables below show, the six months ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, revenues and percentage of total revenues, along with our gross margin and adjusted gross margin (exclusive of depreciation and amortization), as well as, related percentages of revenue for each of our product lines. Adjusted gross margin is the difference between revenue and cost of sales, exclusive of depreciation.

  Revenue
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
  (in thousands)
Rental $         24,105                   89         %   $         18,144                   91         %   $         46,828                   87         %   $         35,274                   88         %
Sales           1,595                   6         %             1,292                   7         %             4,587                   9         %             4,184                   10         %
Service & Maintenance           1,257                   5         %             490                   2         %             2,162                   4         %             804                   2         %
Total $         26,957               $         19,926               $         53,577               $         40,262            
  Gross Margin
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
  (in thousands)
Rental $ 6,579     27 %   $ 3,078     17 %   $ 11,724     25 %   $ 5,142   15 %
Sales   (345 )   (22 )%     (216 )   (17 )%     (655 )   (14 )%     619   15 %
Service & Maintenance   266     21 %     246     50 %     548     25 %     380   47 %
Total $ 6,500     24 %   $ 3,108     16 %   $ 11,617     22 %   $ 6,141   15 %
                               
  Adjusted Gross Margin (1)
  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
  (in thousands)
Rental $         12,762                     53         %   $         8,902                     49         %   $         23,840                     51         %   $         16,802                   48         %
Sales           (281 )           (18)        %             (148 )           (11)        %             (526 )           (11)        %             756                   18         %
Service & Maintenance           288                     23         %             256                     52         %             584                     27         %             397                   49         %
Total $         12,769                     47         %   $         9,010                     45         %   $         23,898                     45         %   $         17,955                   45         %

(1) For a reconciliation of adjusted gross margin to its most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, please read “Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted Gross Margin” below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Adjusted Gross Margin: “Adjusted Gross Margin” is defined as total revenue less cost of sales (excluding depreciation expense). Adjusted gross margin is included as a supplemental disclosure because it is a primary measure used by management as it represents the results of revenue and cost of sales (excluding depreciation expense), which are key operating components. Adjusted gross margin differs from gross margin in that gross margin includes depreciation expense. We believe adjusted gross margin is important because it focuses on the current operating performance of our operations and excludes the impact of the prior historical costs of the assets acquired or constructed that are utilized in those operations. Depreciation expense reflects the systematic allocation of historical property and equipment values over the estimated useful lives.

Adjusted gross margin has certain material limitations associated with its use as compared to gross margin. Depreciation expense is a necessary element of our costs and our ability to generate revenue. Management uses this non-GAAP measure as a supplemental measure to other GAAP results to provide a more complete understanding of the company's performance. As an indicator of operating performance, adjusted gross margin should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, gross margin as determined in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Gross margin may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure of another company because other entities may not calculate adjusted gross margin in the same manner.

The following table calculates gross margin, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, and reconciles it to adjusted gross margin:

  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
  (in thousands)   (in thousands)
Total revenue $         26,957             $         19,926             $         53,577                       40,262          
Costs of revenue, exclusive of depreciation           (14,188 )             (10,916 )             (29,679 )             (22,307 )
Depreciation allocable to costs of revenue           (6,269 )             (5,902 )             (12,281 )             (11,814 )
Gross margin           6,500                       3,108                       11,617                       6,141          
Depreciation allocable to costs of revenue           6,269                       5,902                       12,281                       11,814          
Adjusted Gross Margin $         12,769             $         9,010             $         23,898             $         17,955          

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA: “Adjusted EBITDA” reflects net income or loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-cash stock compensation expense, severance expenses, impairment of goodwill, increases in inventory allowance and retirement of rental equipment. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure used by management, analysts and investors as an indicator of operating cash flow since it excludes the impact of movements in working capital items, non-cash charges and financing costs. Therefore, Adjusted EBITDA gives the investor information as to the cash generated from the operations of a business. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles GAAP, and should not be considered a substitute for other financial measures of performance. Adjusted EBITDA as calculated by NGS may not be comparable to Adjusted EBITDA as calculated and reported by other companies. The most comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA is net income (loss).

The following table reconciles our net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA:

  Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30,
    2023     2022       2023     2022
  (in thousands)   (in thousands)
Net income $         504           $         (70 )   $         874           $         267        
Interest expense           185                     24                       185                     49        
Income tax benefit           249                     372                       396                     361        
Depreciation and amortization           6,418                     6,042                       12,583                     12,103        
Non-cash stock compensation expense           1,130                     331                       1,617                     754        
Severance expenses           612                     —                       1,224                     —        
Impairment expense           779                     —                       779                     —        
Adjusted EBITDA $         9,877           $         6,699             $         17,658           $         13,534        

Conference Call Details: The Company will host its earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 10:00am CDT (11:00am EDT). To listen to the call, participants should access the webcast on www.ngsgi.com under the Investor Relations section. To participate, please call (800) 550-9745 using conference ID 167298 approximately five minutes prior to the start of the call. Following the conclusion of the conference call, a recording of the call will be available on the Company’s website.

About Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NGS): NGS is a leading provider of gas compression technology and services to the energy industry. The Company manufactures, fabricates, rents, sells, and maintains natural gas compression technology for oil and natural gas upstream providers and midstream facilities. NGS is headquartered in Midland with manufacturing and fabrication facilities located in Tulsa, and Midland. The Company maintains service facilities in major energy producing basins in the U.S. Additional information can be found at www.ngsgi.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause NGS's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things: a prolonged, substantial reduction in oil and natural gas prices which could cause a decline in the demand for NGS's products and services; the loss of market share through competition or otherwise; the introduction of competing technologies by other companies; and new governmental safety, health and environmental regulations which could require NGS to make significant capital expenditures. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release, and NGS undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. A discussion of these factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

   
   
   
 NATURAL GAS SERVICES GROUP, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands, except par value)(unaudited)
       
  June 30, 2023   December 31, 2022
ASSETS      
Current Assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $         4,286             $         3,372          
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $466 and $338, respectively           20,872                       14,668          
Inventory           27,960                       23,414          
Federal income tax receivable (Note 4)           11,538                       11,538          
Prepaid income taxes           10                       10          
Prepaid expenses and other           1,446                       1,145          
Total current assets           66,112                       54,147          
Long-term inventory, net of allowance for obsolescence of $40 and $120, respectively           2,157                       1,557          
Rental equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $187,580 and $177,729, respectively           326,691                       246,450          
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $17,533 and $16,981, respectively           21,382                       22,176          
Right of use assets - operating leases, net of accumulated amortization $815 and $721, respectively           310                       349          
Intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $2,322 and $2,259, respectively           837                       900          
Other assets           4,996                       2,667          
Total assets $         422,485             $         328,246          
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current Liabilities:      
Accounts payable $         28,603             $         6,481          
Accrued liabilities           18,492                       23,726          
Current operating leases           133                       155          
Deferred income           —                       37          
Total current liabilities           47,228                       30,399          
Long-term debt           100,011                       25,000          
Deferred income tax liability           40,194                       39,798          
Long-term operating leases           177                       194          
Other long-term liabilities           3,290                       2,779          
Total liabilities           190,900                       98,170          
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ Equity:      
Preferred stock, 5,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding           —                       —          
Common stock, 30,000 shares authorized, par value $0.01; 13,688 and 13,519 shares issued, respectively           136                       135          
Additional paid-in capital           116,045                       115,411          
Retained earnings           130,408                       129,534          
Treasury shares, at cost, 1,310 shares           (15,004 )             (15,004 )
Total stockholders' equity           231,585                       230,076          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $         422,485             $         328,246          
NATURAL GAS SERVICES GROUP, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(in thousands, except earnings per share)(unaudited)
       
  Three months ended   Six months ended
  June 30,   June 30,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
Revenue:              
Rental income $         24,105             $         18,144             $         46,828             $         35,274          
Sales           1,595                       1,292                       4,587                       4,184          
Service and maintenance income           1,257                       490                       2,162                       804          
Total revenue           26,957                       19,926                       53,577                       40,262          
Operating costs and expenses:              
Cost of rentals, exclusive of depreciation stated separately below           11,343                       9,242                       22,988                       18,472          
Cost of sales, exclusive of depreciation stated separately below           1,876                       1,440                       5,113                       3,428          
Cost of service and maintenance, exclusive of depreciation stated separately below           969                       234                       1,578                       407          
Selling, general and administrative expenses           4,860                       2,310                       9,422                       4,811          
Depreciation and amortization           6,418                       6,042                       12,583                       12,103          
Impairment expense           779                       —                       779                       —          
Retirement of rental equipment           —                       —                       —                       1,512          
Total operating costs and expenses           26,245                       19,268                       52,463                       39,221          
Operating income           712                       658                       1,114                       1,041          
Other income (expense):              
Interest expense           (185 )             (24 )             (185 )             (49 )
Other income (expense), net           226                       (332 )             341                       (364 )
Total other income (expense), net           41                       (356 )             156                       (413 )
Income before provision for income taxes           753                       302                       1,270                       628          
Income tax benefit           (249 )             (372 )             (396 )             (361 )
Net income (loss) $         504             $         (70 )   $         874             $         267          
Earnings (loss) per share:              
Basic $         0.04             $         (0.01 )   $         0.07             $         0.02          
Diluted $         0.04             $         (0.01 )   $         0.07             $         0.02          
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
Basic           12,292                       12,305                       12,253                       12,421          
Diluted           12,394                       12,305                       12,374                       12,528          
NATURAL GAS SERVICES GROUP, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands)(unaudited)
  Six months ended
  June 30,
    2023       2022  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:      
Net income $         874             $         267          
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization           12,583                       12,103          
Amortization of debt issuance costs           184                       24          
Deferred income tax expense           396                       356          
Stock-based compensation           1,617                       754          
Bad debt allowance           128                       —          
Impairment expense           779                       —          
Gain on sale of assets           (206 )             (151 )
Loss (gain) on company owned life insurance           (80 )             557          
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Trade accounts receivables           (6,332 )             (1,472 )
Inventory           (4,438 )             803          
Prepaid expenses and prepaid income taxes           (301 )             (748 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities           16,888                       2,298          
Deferred income           (37 )             (1,312 )
Other           588                       (231 )
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES           22,643                       13,248          
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:      
Purchase of rental equipment, property and other equipment            (93,479 )             (19,173 )
Purchase of company owned life insurance             (329 )             (236 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment           231                       224          
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES           (93,577 )             (19,185 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:      
Proceeds from loan           75,011                       —          
Payments of other long-term liabilities, net           (50 )             (2 )
Payments of debt issuance cost           (2,131 )             —          
Purchase of treasury shares           —                       (6,660 )
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards           (982 )             (515 )
NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES           71,848                       (7,177 )
NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS           914                       (13,114 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD           3,372                       22,942          
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $         4,286             $         9,828          
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:      
Interest paid $         1,966             $         25          
NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS      
Right of use asset acquired through an operating lease $         63             $         91          
Transfer of rental equipment to inventory $         708             $         —          

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.
Investor Relations
(432)262-2700
ir@ngsgi.com
www.ngsgi.com

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