Newpark Resources reports 2012 fourth quarter and full year results

Monday, February 18, 2013
  • The fourth quarter 2012 provision for income taxes included a $3.9 million charge associated with a tax audit assessment and related tax rate increase for the period of 2006 through 2012 in a North African subsidiary.

Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) announced results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $270 million compared to $260 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $264 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $11.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to net income of $18.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, and $21.9 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. As set forth in the attached Non-GAAP Earnings Reconciliation, excluding the items discussed below, adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $15.9 million, or $0.17 per diluted share.

The fourth quarter 2012 provision for income taxes included a $3.9 million charge associated with a tax audit assessment and related tax rate increase for the period of 2006 through 2012 in a North African subsidiary. In addition, the fourth quarter of 2012 included $0.9 million of charges ($0.6 million after-tax) associated with asset impairments and employee termination costs in our mid-continent completion services and equipment rental business, along with $0.4 million of transaction expenses ($0.2 million after-tax) associated with the Company's December 2012 acquisition of Alliance Drilling Fluids.

For the full year 2012, total revenues were $1.038 billion compared to $958 million for 2011. Net income for 2012 was $60.0 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to net income of $80.0 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in 2011.

Paul Howes, Newpark's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We produced solid operating results in the fourth quarter and are extremely pleased to have reached a significant milestone in 2012, passing the $1 billion annual revenue mark for the first time in the company's history. For the fourth quarter, our worldwide Fluids revenues increased 8% sequentially and 4% year over year, also posting a quarterly record. Our international operations continued to strengthen, with all regions showing sequential and year-over-year increases in revenues. In North America, our Canadian operations improved seasonally, outpacing that region's sequential rig count increase. While the U.S. land market continued to be challenging in the fourth quarter, our Fluids revenues benefitted from work on a deepwater well in the Gulf of Mexico and therefore were relatively flat, despite a 5% sequential decline in U.S. rig count.

"Our Mats and Integrated Services segment again posted solid performance, despite the expected sequential decline in mat sales following a large sale into the utility industry during the third quarter," added Howes. "Meanwhile, our Environmental Service business continued to deliver consistent results, benefitting from the strengthening activity levels in the Gulf region."

SEGMENT RESULTS

The Fluids Systems and Engineering segment generated revenues of $229.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $211.5 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $221.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Segment operating income was $17.7 million (7.7% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $14.8 million in the third quarter of 2012 (7.0% operating margin) and $25.0 million (11.3% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The Mats and Integrated Services segment generated revenues of $26.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $35.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $29.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Segment operating income was $10.8 million (40.8% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $16.0 million (45.6% operating margin) in the third quarter of 2012 and $11.7 million (39.7% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The Environmental Services segment generated revenues of $14.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $13.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $13.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Segment operating income was $3.4 million (23.9% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2012 (23.6% operating margin) and $2.4 million (18.1% operating margin) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

In the fourth quarter, the Company completed its previously-announced $50 million share repurchase program, which was executed in accordance with a trading plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased a total of 2.1 million outstanding shares of Newpark common stock at an average cost of $7.24 per share. Combined with purchases completed earlier in the year, the Company repurchased a total of 7.2 million outstanding shares at an average cost of $6.92 through the end of 2012.

This article is for information and discussion purposes only and does not form a recommendation to invest or otherwise. The value of an investment may fall. The investments referred to in this article may not be suitable for all investors, and if in doubt, an investor should seek advice from a qualified investment adviser. More

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