NR Newpark Resources

Ken Dennard Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Dennard Lascar Associates, LLC
Paul Howes President and Chief Executive Officer
Gregg Piontek Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Lanigan Corporate Vice President and President of Mats and Integrated Services Business
David Paterson Corporate Vice President and President of Fluids Systems Business
Praveen Narra Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
George O'Leary Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
William Dezellem Tieton Capital Management, LLC
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Greetings, and welcome to the Newpark Resources' Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It's now my pleasure to introduce your host, Ken Dennard. Mr. you, Thank Dennard.

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Ken Dennard

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Paul Howes

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Gregg Piontek

of quarter, the by near-term outlook. consolidated on covering our update Thanks, and for an followed Paul and good the I'll the by morning, operating results segment everyone. specifics begin

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stimulation the although Paul to partially offset by year-over-year. a of in which our chemical on, this As share a revenue touched minor the contribution Mexico, U.S. market, in our revenues results. market first land provided land QX expanding The softness deepwater only we've increase provided in was seen million U.S. Gulf $XX

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basis, and offset declined which region. increase an On and offshore contracts associated Australia, in in largely from by by the year-over-year $XX a $XX international million Brazil our decline revenues other EMEA regions million includes Algeria, transitions contract from with IOC X%, NOC a

dramatic the discussed more the markets November actions on certain volatility, to a of operational activity drive our in U.S. our cost footprint expectation and As and taken variable slowdown in structure. call we've continued rightsize with

goodwill yesterday's the fourth these impairments in charges actions with quarter. $XX in of in highlighted other release, charges As resulted million along to and

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to by in offset million $XX exceptionally quarter, representing Turning fourth a $XX business. sales, sales partially the quarterly service decline rental X% which came a fourth a the Mats Total revenues, improved million activity at to $XX million. which improvement an was record segment of in quarter. million $XX for came at sequential by in $X increase in strong the driven product in in revenues million product The and

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segment or full-year total from XX% XXXX, product $XX $XXX service and for $XX Mats million the non-E&P sales. markets our revenues, For and rental accounted of of million end million including

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million, million activities Financing of $XX an in utilized and including share debt. repurchases net reduction million $XX $X

and Our total a XX% $XX of of debt a a of resulting with and year-end, a XX%. in balance balance of leverage total debt debt-to-capital million to as net million remained $XXX of modest ratio ratio cash capital

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lower overarching expecting Now in theme not revenues our E&P U.S. improvement has although Consequently, an capital rig levels land customers. U.S. discipline to Fluids, expecting weeks, the market modestly of expected are in likely near-term be offset as recent outlook. activity. consistent remain deepwater relatively to fourth we activity as the improvement also with land will in turning In U.S. we significant near-term most stabilized a our for are by quarter remains

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office corporate million will expect to we be $X range. $X spending, Regarding expenses QX in the million

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size In assets from and our Mats, rental which level to and will will we based levels continue on both our rental of opportunities, impact adjust fleet near-term investment capital sale utilization our of the our the fleet.

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near-term. the weakness currently U.S. with we tax in remain continued significantly expect our taxes, will Regarding operations, rate elevated in the

And to concluding with call over like to I would the that, his for remarks. back Paul turn

Paul Howes

Gregg. Thanks,

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part North it's long-term our the completed update an worth was we planning in as volatility mitigating noting XXXX, integral associated And risks with strategy that of market American process. the

several and by November of our underpinned customer offering, is further base, product elements Our geographic Board strategy, in scope. by our was key to approved diversify which Directors intended

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taken We the our E&P insulate although our remain be to always are customers' and will actions improved actions to our in tied from Fluids, we recognize are business This can to these has that environmentally market, a to be strategy. In embedded key business solutions volatility market there focused ability bringing total of part for well performance. that lower committed over cost and of decade. our the our operations have been DNA the

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pillar with fluids notable this completion achieved in the strategy. we XXXX discussed already have the of success We

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a to continuing prove large services award a platform and our capabilities technical contract the products This is of supply with independent. showcase the in fleet momentum early to our Our for XXXX market. superior US unique chemical our first contract provide will with a wider build to frac and

fluids total accomplished, develop, landscape. the share Although in $X North confident particularly challenging remain our of capture of the light billion Newpark a American team solution what will I we am has time to roughly initiative addressable market. Overall, take of the meaningful the proud in ability highly to

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as With employees focus thanking their and like work hard I us shareholders dedication call Newpark thanking on that, do and for our by for the investing I'd safety. continued our their close as as to to well always in

that, With Operator? take your now we'll questions.


Thank you.

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Praveen Narra

guys. morning, Good

Paul Howes

morning. Good

Praveen Narra

the variablizing as as start some so We've the on I more structure footprint. well we breakeven for guess QX. reducing the side, cost if guess Fluids I of could done

as we we enough? guess rest today's that to mid Mexico of we level aligned year, we're stimulation by the variablized about that margin enough cost structure have to the given the as that it of benefits? for the in tailwinds kind move think we through Or we get can have So of seeing still single-digit I business year-end that a such Gulf activity and

Gregg Piontek

that. Gregg. is take This Sure. I'll

see bit in little shift past, meaningful a in you seen time. does the we've take when a do the it of topline, As

QX. And a have actions actions did take number QX. of continued so in we in Those

expectations. work quarters it's I take its is of versus going So trying it through. weakness evaluating that few activity to the takes you're that's quarters what and a short-term a to work levels why to few long-term way part And think through And region-by-region for to doing evaluate

David Paterson

Paterson. David is This morning. good Praveen,

I to to think just point. add Gregg's

sort I a think transition. was QX of

meaningful rig in really As was were excited U.S. I land to Mexico. with dropped, longer proven Gulf fluids. the What now much we in of Mexico. the of than growth Gulf we've the about we staying We're start was, super the completion our see performance on

With scaling on of fluids drilling to the the three recent of two on full three completion award, have going towards Shell we're service and full we're Shell fluids, service rigs. rigs and out working with

forward, overall which So in will the as I year the segment. moves think of mass of that I think we'll financial critical Mexico, bolster performance reach Gulf level the the

recent also of to QX, out right. Hemisphere, QX, to manifest starting themselves wins looking sort seeing some we're And late Eastern the the of in

the So in the And in Middle QX. market say, in recent wins position East I the of indicated reach the levels late that some Cyprus, think the by financial other going I dynamics healthy, deepwater in we're Algeria. is to to you QX, us that project seeing would some

Gregg Piontek

breakeven QX North forward The on a so then just American question, point that exact little back like there. from well. bit as mean this market trajectory said, the of improving to kind a bringing points And I behaves from to how I of, that of is your dependent it

Praveen Narra

must have fair? from be if that doesn't drag are improve as the taking Or But Is that in here. place be a of Sure. more I been? as QX, little of significantly North it of should the a initiatives least continue flow-through QX, does it at guess like less on in even bit drag the a sounds America P&L to it much given activity

Gregg Piontek

cost that's the actions. we to we back these cost take I steady a improvements again, think because as initiatives, month-over-month affair. a seeing No, those It's fair are point gradual

Praveen Narra

Right, okay.

non-E&P of obviously side, revenue now. Mats portion the quickly, significant just On your

the Mats terms increased the customer year of in terms how over Can or talk non-E&P base. and that's and about your So last of adoption last in that's breadth over parties? been the just you by of we multiple of guess awareness year where kind I'm what stand I curious product

Matthew Lanigan

Yes, Praveen. two Matthew. and address it take It's parts. one, I'll I'll that in

result, had customers on over space, ongoing in direct us. if dozen our think see Mats number Firstly, customers sort value basis. you side, T&D the which were at the dominated I in purchasing two was the look of by to Pleasingly, on an which product from we sales of customers, them repeat this QX speaks they a

So we're getting more breadth in that space.

So on the rental and seeing service side, similar we're expansion. also

you to we skill our largely a our necessary them E&P infrastructure If we've basins. at to end look existing – these sensitive strategy, E&P in make done been and environmentally safe the way, and with prove our around which capability it's really users have in credible, sure set service

stage to we're are where start are these at be a Now, that looking to expand us that front. to where customers going we want on to good and things

Praveen Narra

much, Thank guys. very you Okay.

Matthew Lanigan



Pickering, questions. line Tudor, your O'Leary the & of from Holt George of of comes proceed Our Company. next questions set Please with

George O'Leary

Good morning, guys.

Gregg Piontek

morning. Good

Paul Howes

morning. Good

George O'Leary

lot work on variabilizing done costs. a those Clearly, of and savings plan the cost

that's I kind to And there would buckets two impact just on to also if fixed impact a us CapEx are then those little going quantify cost you if a helpful? for the perspective So frame be bit super changes further. maintenance notable from could the that the any of wondered forward, business

Gregg Piontek

is It Gregg. Sure.

change volumes In become cost tough it structure, a variable. is as dramatically, fixed fixed terms cost because all of up to the bit frame

described, foremost. footprint as And we and evaluating so going first are have our we is what through,

your either we of out of cost process now or are have handful a taking change the some that's it. locations so we And of that step and have shutting the down of in shutdown of

roughly for are our maintenance a fairly this businesses all on $XX of Obviously is On two the in the both of prudent the balanced maintenance CapEx business things, like North spend. evenly is in between side that. we're America, times think – being about capital should million our you we it's extremely capital how

So that back little a that pull bit. may

David Paterson

David George, Paterson. Yes,

at very our said, structure U.S. cost what deep a in actually taking fixed and Just been We've add multiple mainly to basins look in to we're multiple land. locations. Gregg

really a business looks that XXXX. and streamlining roofline in how that to doing So we're lot work, of support the our

are action some already more out of taken late there – sort second half of earmarked we've and to in facilities, the we'll the QX benefit So of some some see to for XXXX. that one, of Q start get really

George O'Leary

Mats think just of Okay. That's kind you for Mats super more that of of about the the guidance, helpful. Praveen's opportunities, piling of side frame onto non-upstream you as just size I'm set? non-E&P revenue opportunity one And that not business, for could then looking the questions And set as focused and pieces which pie, utility those marketing opportunity you – And and are the it's you construction, perspective? out where go or guys marketing from the or whether sales year-over-year where work guys more acutely selling XXXX? of work in midstream on most

Matthew Lanigan

in we to the and capabilities and is natural where clearly around service the ongoing that regions Matthew. where That's have T&D footprint see southern it's Yes, Look, space. on focus I'll take activity. that market our primarily one we again. a

is in ramps there. I we're needing not up think think when we activity. activity significant it, about The

share We we've have just got moving to on focusing been forward. that capture the

Gregg Piontek

utility within the infrastructure largely is basins. about footprint you our of in beyond Coast there your at there, corridor – the limited obviously, is the U.S. large a And eastern has oil around concentration E&P But the in we've had so as a mean that Northeast. activities I the look the U.S., around East our presence Yes, more been

George O'Leary

Yes. it That turn makes over. color the I’ll sense. back appreciate perfect guys. I


Tieton comes your Please Management. Dezellem from of of line with Bill of [Operator proceed questions Instructions] set next the question. Capital Our

William Dezellem

Thank of you. questions group A here.

revenue you're structure? from you what you more to that to second to customer First in the relative to looking U.S. and on also Or variable, of Mexico, cost of would the increase expecting to all, to do to And of levels the the that? talk of the variability then how land were relative your Gulf make you're doing would you efforts there, cost expecting and wells in here structure your discuss the number are you what secondarily, be Shell XXXX?

David Paterson

Okay, Bill, David Paterson.

we're kind land, building on of multiple of right. in fronts, terms U.S. in the – So we're attacking variable structure

facilities, proliferation of in as I roofline years said, I right. the did think over land, business with U.S. unconventional the our think I've expand,

and facilities mud where and the So looking they're in at plants, pulling we're basically the looking at work. that really, the to located service

So more we for we're rigs to have. a to week that all service of a the hub-and-spoke efficiently and move more trying model

at And Also, think won't geographies continue associated compromising especially drive that service it, look benefit technologies in without but XXXX, efforts and the proliferation and the quality there's pad U.S. will with our with activity but the We how I've can pad service drilling seen I deliverability. automation. the develop that delivery to ongoing concentrated drilling. we our probably increased see to in of streamline of we really

to switching through XXXX Shell, fluids to now our include both Mexico, of Gulf So scope gears with and and the reservoir expanding completion scope locked drilling. the extending in having

for So forward been it a has huge step us.

customer in originally IOC pigeonholed second there call the was that talked We The sort This actually had C&I. QX. that late Gregg grassroots well. is a on one-off to starting in of for

drill their with extra well QX. now will term on that They're to the to rig. We an see campaign going slip

Mexico. of hope that scalability So of the answers in high-level the and dynamics that's really the both dynamics. the I Gulf really some

William Dezellem

we back hearing and a as you're the from this what take the from customers XXXX level And your about you. you follow-up, Thank a through plans forward? please tell Great. just activity step us would go year activity

Paul Howes

their all flow in free Yes. E&P, investors. what hearing Certainly, factor Bill. Hi, from to discipline, it's capital our we're around Yes. cash customers

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see. year, think the but we'll it's be pretty again, for So flat to I going

Gregg Piontek

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William Dezellem

Okay. all. Thank you

Paul Howes

Bill. Thanks,


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George O'Leary

guys. Hey,

back me in. question. follow-up one had letting Just for Thanks

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Gregg Piontek

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Paul Howes

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doing business is and geographically. we've what will But expectation, to that our grow we now need those so capabilities, competencies and business year-over-year. out Matthew's certainly, core in is – expand building build And been

George O'Leary

much. very Thanks Great.


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Paul Howes

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