No Changes in Deep Down’s Q1 Revenue

Deep Down, Inc., an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, has reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.


For the first quarter of 2014, Deep Down reported net income of $0.4 million, or $0.02 income per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.2 million, or $0.02 income per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013.

Revenues for both the first quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2013 were $6.2 million.

Gross profit for both the first quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2013 was $2.2 million; 36 percent of revenues in the 2014 period and 35 percent of revenues in the 2013 period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2014 was $2.1 million, or 35 percent of revenues. SG&A for the first quarter of 2013 was $1.9 million, or 30 percent of revenues. The $0.2 million increase was due to increased security expense at the new facility, increased share-based compensation expense due to new grants, and increased legal expense associated with the collection of the receivables.

Other income (expense) for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 improved by $0.3 million compared to the first quarter of 2013 primarily as a result of the gain recognized on the sale of a significant piece of equipment.

The Company’s management evaluates its financial performance based on a non-GAAP measure, Modified EBITDA, which consists of earnings (net income or loss) available to common shareholders before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash and non-recurring charges. Modified EBITDA was $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2014 vs. $0.7 million for the first quarter of 2013. The $0.3 million increase in Modified EBITDA was due to a $0.4 million improvement in other income (expense), and a $0.1 million increase in gross profit before depreciation, partially offset by a $0.2 million increase in SG&A before share-based compensation expense.


“In the third quarter of 2013, in a private placement, we issued 4.4 million shares of our common stock raising net cash proceeds of $7.6 million. We are currently in negotiations with our primary bank for the renewal of our credit facility, which expired April 15, 2014. We expect to have this renewal in place by May 15, 2015. At March 31, 2014, we had working capital of $12.5 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $5.3 million. Because of these factors, and because of cash we expect to generate from operations, we believe that we will have adequate liquidity to meet our future operating requirements,” said the company.

Ronald E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The industry continued to strengthen in the first quarter, particularly in the major offshore deepwater projects. The Gulf of Mexico has continued to strengthen, as well as many of the international deepwater and ultra-deepwater projects, such as offshore Brazil. We believe that the industry, and in particular the subsea market we serve, will continue to strengthen throughout the year.

“Revenues for our first quarter, which is typically our slowest quarter, were flat compared to the first quarter of 2013. Our backlog, however, has increased almost 25 percent to $30 million, compared to $25 million at the end of the first quarter of 2013. Our number of employees has grown from 80 as reported in our 2013 10-K to 84 currently, and will continue to grow with the increase in business. Based on the number of projects we are working on, and the associated quotes we continue to make, we believe our operations will continue to grow.

“We recently received our first order through our new Brazilian entity. Activity in Brazil has been slow to develop, but we believe this first order is key to our future participation in the subsea market there.”

Press Release, May 14, 2014

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