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NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

·24 min read

First Quarter Results

  • Total revenues of $28.5 million, a 48% year-over-year decrease and a 4% increase from the fourth quarter of 2020

  • Net loss of $(3.4) million and loss per diluted share of $(1.43); adjusted net loss of $(2.8) million and adjusted loss per diluted share of $(1.18)

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $0.1 million

  • $12.0 million in cash on hand and $5.7 million of total debt as of March 31, 2021

HOUSTON, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCSM) (the “Company,” “NCS,” “we” or “us”), a leading provider of highly engineered products and support services that facilitate the optimization of oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies, today announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Financial Review

Total revenues were $28.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, which was a decrease of 48% compared to the first quarter of 2020. This decrease reflected reductions in product sales and services volumes in all geographic areas as well as lower pricing for certain products and services, including composite plugs and tracer diagnostics. We believe the decrease in both activity and pricing resulted from the decline in market conditions primarily related to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic, which had a negative impact on our revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2021 as drilling rig and completion activity was substantially lower in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020, particularly in North America. Total revenues increased by 4% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 with an increase of 45% in Canada partially offset by decreases of 31% in the United States and 79% in international markets.

Gross profit, which we define as total revenues less total cost of sales exclusive of depreciation and amortization, was $10.2 million, or 36% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $23.9 million, or 44% of total revenues, in the first quarter of 2020. Cost of sales as a percentage of total revenues increased due to the significant reduction in revenue, leading to under-utilization of manufacturing capacity and field service personnel, even after the reduction of our capacity and staff, as well as a reduction in pricing for certain products and services. Cost of sales in the first quarter of 2021 was also impacted by higher scrap expense and inventory reserves at Repeat Precision related to product design changes implemented during the quarter. We believe that our cost of sales as a percentage of revenue was negatively impacted by a decline in oil and gas market activity levels primarily related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses totaled $12.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of $8.1 million as compared to the first quarter of the prior year. This overall decrease in expense reflects reductions in compensation and benefits, severance charges, professional fees, share-based compensation, bad debt expense and travel and entertainment expenses.

Net loss was $(3.4) million, or $(1.43) per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, which included a net impact of $0.2 million (after tax effect of $(0.6) million, or $(0.25) per diluted share) related to foreign currency exchange gain and income tax valuation allowances recorded to reduce the carrying value of deferred tax assets. Adjusted net loss, which excludes these items, was $(2.8) million, or $(1.18) per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. This compares to a net loss of $(51.5) million, or $(21.92) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2020, which included a net impact of $(50.2) million (after tax effect of $(51.0) million, or $(21.70) per diluted share) related to impairment charges and foreign currency exchange loss as well as the tax impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and income tax valuation allowances recorded to reduce the carrying value of our U.S. and Canadian deferred tax assets. Adjusted net loss, which excludes these items, was $(0.5) million, or $(0.22) per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA was $0.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, a decrease of $9.2 million as compared to the first quarter of 2020.

Capital Expenditures and Liquidity

The Company incurred capital expenditures of $0.1 million, net, during the first quarter of 2021 as compared to $0.4 million, net, for the first quarter of 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, the Company had $12.0 million in cash and $5.7 million in total debt, with our senior secured credit facility remaining undrawn. The borrowing base under the senior secured credit facility as of March 31, 2021 was $14.4 million. The Company’s net working capital, which we define as our current assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents, minus our current liabilities, excluding current maturities of long-term debt, was $55.5 million at March 31, 2021.

Review and Outlook

NCS’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert Nipper commented, “The strong performance of our Canadian operations allowed NCS to grow total revenue for the quarter by 4% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, despite lower seasonal activity in international markets and challenges faced in the U.S. related to winter storm Uri and at our Repeat Precision joint venture early in the quarter.

We are maintaining our cost and capital discipline, having reduced our SG&A expenses by 39% in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the first quarter of 2020 and limiting net capital expenditures to $0.1 million during the quarter, highlighting the capital-light nature of our business.

Our strong balance sheet is demonstrated by our net cash position of $6.3 million at the end of the first quarter. In addition, our credit facility remains undrawn with a borrowing base of over $14 million at March 31, 2021.

We are encouraged by the recent performance of our U.S. business, including Repeat Precision, which exited the first quarter with increasing activity in March as compared to the prior month, which we expect to continue into the second quarter, allowing our U.S. operations to return to sequential revenue growth. We expect to experience a meaningful sequential decline in our Canadian revenue in the second quarter, associated with typical seasonal patterns related to spring break-up, however, we expect activity in Canada in the second quarter of 2021 to exceed activity from the second quarter of 2020, which was at multi-decade low levels. The international rig count appears to have bottomed during the first quarter of 2021, and we expect our activity in international markets to increase sequentially in the second quarter.

I am proud to say that we have continued our excellent operational performance from 2020 into 2021. We had zero total recordable incidents in 2020 and have had zero thus far in 2021. This accomplishment speaks to the quality of our people and processes.

I want to thank the entire team at NCS and Repeat Precision. It is through their hard work and determination that we can deliver on our commitments to provide value to customers, to drive innovation in the industry, and to create value for our shareholders.”

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share, Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow Less Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest and net working capital are non-GAAP financial measures. For an explanation of these measures and a reconciliation, refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2021 results and future financial expectations on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time). To join the conference call from within the United States, participants may dial (844) 400-1696. To join the conference call from outside of the United States, participants may dial (703) 736-7385. The conference access code is 4598373. Participants are encouraged to log in to the webcast or dial in to the conference call approximately ten minutes prior to the start time. To listen via live webcast, please visit the Investors section of the Company’s website, www.ncsmultistage.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days. It can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 within the United States or (404) 537-3406 outside of the United States. The conference call replay access code is 4598373. The replay will also be available in the Investors section of the Company’s website shortly after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately seven days.

About NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of highly engineered products and support services that facilitate the optimization of oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies. NCS provides products and services to exploration and production companies for use in horizontal wells in unconventional oil and natural gas formations throughout North America and in selected international markets, including Argentina, China, the Middle East and the North Sea. NCS’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “NCSM.” Additional information is available on the website, www.ncsmultistage.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects” and similar references to future periods, or by the inclusion of forecasts or projections. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make regarding the outlook for our future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions and the following: the risks and uncertainties relating to public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on market conditions and our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and stock price; declines in the level of oil and natural gas exploration and production activity within Canada and the United States; oil and natural gas price fluctuations; the financial health of our customers including their ability to pay for products or services provided; inability to successfully implement our strategy of increasing sales of products and services into the United States; significant competition for our products and services that results in pricing pressures, reduced sales, or reduced market share; loss of significant customers; our inability to successfully develop and implement new technologies, products and services; our inability to protect and maintain critical intellectual property assets; losses and liabilities from uninsured or underinsured business activities; our failure to identify and consummate potential acquisitions; our inability to integrate or realize the expected benefits from acquisitions; currency exchange rate fluctuations; impact of severe weather conditions; risks resulting from the operations of a joint venture arrangement; restrictions on the availability of our customers to obtain water essential to the drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes; changes in legislation or regulation governing the oil and natural gas industry, including restrictions on emissions of greenhouse gases; our inability to meet regulatory requirements for use of certain chemicals by our tracer diagnostics business; change in trade policy, including the impact of additional tariffs; our inability to accurately predict customer demand, which may result in us holding excess or obsolete inventory; failure to comply with or changes to federal, state and local and non-U.S. laws and other regulations, including anti-corruption and environmental regulations, the CARES Act and the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; loss of our information and computer systems; system interruptions or failures, including complications with our enterprise resource planning system, cyber-security breaches, identity theft or other disruptions that could compromise our information; impairment in the carrying value of long-lived assets and goodwill; our failure to establish and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; our success in attracting and retaining qualified employees and key personnel; risks and uncertainties relating to cost reduction efforts or savings we may realize from such cost reduction efforts; the reduction in our senior secured credit facility borrowing base or our inability to comply with the covenants in our debt agreements; and our inability to obtain sufficient liquidity on reasonable terms, or at all and other factors discussed or referenced in our filings made from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Contact

Ryan Hummer
Chief Financial Officer
(281) 453-2222
IR@ncsmultistage.com

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Revenues

Product sales

$

20,174

$

39,430

Services

8,340

15,120

Total revenues

28,514

54,550

Cost of sales

Cost of product sales, exclusive of depreciation
and amortization expense shown below

13,921

23,448

Cost of services, exclusive of depreciation
and amortization expense shown below

4,357

7,166

Total cost of sales, exclusive of depreciation
and amortization expense shown below

18,278

30,614

Selling, general and administrative expenses

12,784

20,835

Depreciation

937

1,452

Amortization

167

1,133

Impairment

50,194

Loss from operations

(3,652

)

(49,678

)

Other income (expense)

Interest expense, net

(168

)

(322

)

Other income, net

341

158

Foreign currency exchange gain, net

150

10

Total other income (expense)

323

(154

)

Loss before income tax

(3,329

)

(49,832

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

128

(925

)

Net loss

(3,457

)

(48,907

)

Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interest

(60

)

2,642

Net loss attributable to
NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

$

(3,397

)

$

(51,549

)

Loss per common share

Basic loss per common share attributable to
NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

$

(1.43

)

$

(21.92

)

Diluted loss per common share attributable to
NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

$

(1.43

)

$

(21.92

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic

2,380

2,352

Diluted

2,380

2,352

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS*
(In thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,962

$

15,545

Accounts receivable—trade, net

22,106

21,925

Inventories, net

34,578

34,871

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,878

2,975

Other current receivables

9,045

8,358

Total current assets

80,569

83,674

Noncurrent assets

Property and equipment, net

23,903

24,435

Goodwill

15,222

15,222

Identifiable intangibles, net

6,246

6,413

Operating lease assets

4,806

5,170

Deposits and other assets

3,501

3,559

Deferred income taxes, net

207

205

Total noncurrent assets

53,885

55,004

Total assets

$

134,454

$

138,678

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable—trade

$

5,720

$

4,943

Accrued expenses

3,343

3,347

Income taxes payable

851

653

Operating lease liabilities

1,779

1,826

Current maturities of long-term debt

1,379

1,347

Other current liabilities

1,391

2,768

Total current liabilities

14,463

14,884

Noncurrent liabilities

Long-term debt, less current maturities

4,302

4,442

Operating lease liabilities, long-term

3,651

3,989

Other long-term liabilities

1,920

1,864

Deferred income taxes, net

67

13

Total noncurrent liabilities

9,940

10,308

Total liabilities

24,403

25,192

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at

March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 11,250,000 shares authorized, 2,396,042 shares issued

and 2,378,879 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021 and 2,371,992 shares issued

and 2,359,918 shares outstanding at December 31, 2020

24

24

Additional paid-in capital

433,971

432,801

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(81,487

)

(81,780

)

Retained deficit

(260,025

)

(256,628

)

Treasury stock, at cost; 17,163 shares at March 31, 2021 and 12,074 shares

at December 31, 2020

(1,000

)

(809

)

Total stockholders’ equity

91,483

93,608

Non-controlling interest

18,568

19,878

Total equity

110,051

113,486

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

134,454

$

138,678

_____________________

* Preliminary

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$

(3,457

)

$

(48,907

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

1,104

2,585

Impairment

50,194

Amortization of deferred loan costs

70

75

Share-based compensation

2,239

2,883

Provision for inventory obsolescence

404

237

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

54

(1,238

)

(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment

(79

)

46

Provision for doubtful accounts

(66

)

383

Proceeds from note receivable

48

276

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable—trade

(42

)

(2,716

)

Inventories, net

(18

)

(442

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

114

(2,645

)

Accounts payable—trade

746

343

Accrued expenses

(11

)

494

Other liabilities

(2,781

)

1,758

Income taxes receivable/payable

(140

)

282

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(1,815

)

3,608

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchases of property and equipment

(46

)

(458

)

Purchase and development of software and technology

(80

)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

62

20

Net cash used in investing activities

(64

)

(438

)

Cash flows from financing activities

Payments on equipment note and finance leases

(324

)

(432

)

Line of credit borrowings

32

5,000

Treasury shares withheld

(191

)

(151

)

Distribution to noncontrolling interest

(1,250

)

(3,050

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(1,733

)

1,367

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

29

(295

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(3,583

)

4,242

Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period

15,545

11,243

Cash and cash equivalents end of period

$

11,962

$

15,485

Noncash investing and financing activities

Leased assets obtained in exchange for new finance lease liabilities

$

246

$

301

Leased assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

$

26

$

2,572

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA is defined as net (loss) income before interest expense, net, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA adjusted to exclude certain items which we believe are not reflective of ongoing operating performance or which, in the case of an impairment and share-based compensation, are non-cash in nature. Adjusted EBITDA margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues. Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation is defined as Adjusted EBITDA minus share-based compensation expense. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is defined as net (loss) income attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. adjusted to exclude certain items which we believe are not reflective of ongoing performance. Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share is defined as Adjusted Net (Loss) Income divided by our diluted weighted average common shares outstanding during the relevant period. Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less purchases of property and equipment (inclusive of the purchase and development of software and technology) plus proceeds from sales of property and equipment, as presented in our consolidated statement of cash flows. We define free cash flow less distributions to non-controlling interest as free cash flow less distributions to non-controlling interest, as presented in the net cash used in financing activities section of our consolidated statements of cash flows. Net working capital is defined as total current assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents, minus total current liabilities, excluding current maturities of long-term debt. Net working capital excludes cash and cash equivalents and current maturities of long-term debt to evaluate the investment in working capital required to support our business. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share are important measures that exclude costs that management believes do not reflect our ongoing operating performance and, in the case of Adjusted EBITDA, certain costs associated with our capital structure. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation presents our financial performance in a manner that is comparable to the presentation provided by many of our peers. We believe free cash flow is useful because it provides information to investors regarding the cash that was available in the period that was in excess of our needs to fund our capital expenditures and other investment needs. We believe that free cash flow less distributions to non-controlling interest is useful because it provides information to investors regarding the cash that was available in the period that was in excess of our needs to fund our capital expenditures, other investment needs, and cash distributions to our joint venture partner. We believe that net working capital is useful in analyzing the cash flow and working capital needs of the Company, including determining the efficiencies of our operations and our ability to readily convert assets into cash. Accordingly, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share, Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow Less Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest and net working capital are key metrics that management uses to assess the period-to-period performance of our core business operations. We believe that presenting Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share, Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Less Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest enables investors to assess our performance from period to period using the same metrics utilized by management and that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share enable investors to evaluate our performance relative to other companies that are not subject to such factors.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings per Diluted Share, Free Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow Less Distributions to Non-Controlling Interest and net working capital (our “non-GAAP financial measures”) are not defined under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), are not measures of net income, income from operations, cash provided by operating activities, working capital or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, and are subject to important limitations. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies in our industry and are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools and you should not consider them in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our financial performance as reported under GAAP and they should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss), cash provided by operating activities, working capital or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance or as alternatives to cash flow from operating activities as measures of our liquidity.

The tables below set forth reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable measure of financial performance calculated under GAAP:

NET WORKING CAPITAL*

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

Working capital

$

66,106

$

68,790

Cash and cash equivalents

(11,962

)

(15,545

)

Current maturities of long term debt

1,379

1,347

Net working capital

$

55,523

$

54,592

_____________________

* Preliminary

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

ADJUSTED NET LOSS AND ADJUSTED NET LOSS PER DILUTED SHARE

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2020

Effect on
Net Loss

Impact on
Diluted Loss
Per Share

Effect on
Net Loss

Impact on
Diluted Loss
Per Share

Net loss attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

$

(3,397

)

$

(1.43

)

$

(51,549

)

$

(21.92

)

Adjustments

Impairment (a)

50,194

21.34

Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss (b)

(160

)

(0.07

)

38

0.02

Income tax impact from adjustments (c)

750

0.32

795

0.34

Adjusted net loss attributable to NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

$

(2,807

)

$

(1.18

)

$

(522

)

$

(0.22

)

_____________________
(a) Represents non-cash impairment charges for property and equipment and intangible assets during 2020 as the fair values were lower than the carrying values.
(b) Represents realized and unrealized foreign currency translation gains and losses primarily due to movement in the foreign currency exchange rates during the applicable periods.
(c) Represents the income tax adjustments including the valuation allowance recorded to reduce the carrying value of both our U.S. and Canadian deferred tax assets.

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

ADJUSTED EBITDA, ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN, AND ADJUSTED EBITDA LESS SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Net loss

$

(3,457

)

$

(48,907

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

128

(925

)

Interest expense, net

168

322

Depreciation

937

1,452

Amortization

167

1,133

EBITDA

(2,057

)

(46,925

)

Impairment (a)

50,194

Share-based compensation (b)

1,170

2,950

Professional fees (c)

943

1,388

Foreign currency exchange gain (d)

(150

)

(10

)

Severance and other termination benefits (e)

1,346

Other (f)

168

295

Adjusted EBITDA

$

74

$

9,238

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

0

%

17

%

Adjusted EBITDA Less Share-Based Compensation

$

(1,096

)

$

6,288

_____________________
(a) Represents non-cash impairment charges for property and equipment and intangible assets during 2020 as the fair values were lower than the carrying values.
(b) Represents non-cash compensation charges related to share-based compensation granted to our officers, employees and directors.
(c) Represents non-capitalizable costs of professional services incurred in connection with legal proceedings and the evaluation of potential acquisitions.
(d) Represents realized and unrealized foreign currency translation gains and losses primarily due to movement in the foreign currency exchange rates during the applicable periods.
(e) Reflects charges incurred in connection with the reductions in workforce implemented in 2020.
(f) Represents the impact of a research and development subsidy that is included in income tax expense (benefit) in accordance with GAAP along with other charges and credits.

FREE CASH FLOW

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(1,815

)

$

3,608

Purchases of property and equipment

(46

)

(458

)

Purchase and development of software and technology

(80

)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

62

20

Free cash flow

$

(1,879

)

$

3,170

FREE CASH FLOW LESS DISTRIBUTIONS TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(1,815

)

$

3,608

Purchases of property and equipment

(46

)

(458

)

Purchase and development of software and technology

(80

)

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

62

20

Distribution to non-controlling interest

(1,250

)

(3,050

)

Free cash flow less distributions to non-controlling interest

$

(3,129

)

$

120

NCS MULTISTAGE HOLDINGS, INC.
REVENUES BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

United States

Product sales

$

6,296

$

17,440

Services

1,527

3,528

Total United States

7,823

20,968

Canada

Product sales

13,878

20,807

Services

6,357

8,559

Total Canada

20,235

29,366

Other Countries

Product sales

1,183

Services

456

3,033

Total Other Countries

456

4,216

Total

Product sales

20,174

39,430

Services

8,340

15,120

Total revenues

$

28,514

$

54,550


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