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ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC
ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES INC
Reports In Line 2Q16
10 Aug 16
Ensign reported 2Q16 revenue of $176 mm and EBITDAS of $31 mm, both of which were in line with our estimates. The Company has announced Mr. Michael Gray will become CFO in 4Q16e, replacing Mr. Timothy Lemke. Mr. Gray joined Ensign in early 2015 as Corporate Controller after several years at CanElson Drilling Inc. The Company is continually reevaluating retrofits and new rig build opportunities. Ensign anticipates putting two new upgraded U.S. rigs into the field during 3Q16e or 4Q16e. Ensign suggested that 16% of its fleet is on long-term take or pay contracts
REPORTS IN LINE 2Q16, LOWERS 2016E CAPEX
09 Aug 16
Impact: Neutral. Ensign reported 2Q16 revenue of $176 mm which was in line with our estimate of $171 mm, but below consensus of $186 mm. EBITDAS of $31 mm was in line with our estimate and consensus which were $31 mm and $32 mm, respectively. The loss per share was $0.23, above our forecasted loss of $0.28 (which was the same as consensus). Ensign has lowered its 2016e capital program to $42.5 mm at the midpoint from $60 mm previously.
1Q16e Preview and Commodity Update – All Is Quiet on the Western Front
13 Apr 16
We are updating our oilfield industry forecasts post the release of FirstEnergy’s new commodity price forecast for crude oil and natural gas on March 24, 2016. We have updated our 2016e Canadian well count/drilling days forecast to 3,209/37,335 from 3,800/43,325. In 2017e, we have left our forecast unchanged at 6,200 wells/70,200 days. In the U.S., our 2016e rig count forecast is now 482 (prior: 610) and 2017e is 675 (prior: 775). Data for 1Q16e came in weaker than our prior forecast anticipated, and we have lowered our estimates across our coverage universe accordingly. We are currently below 1Q16 consensus for 15 of 18 companies in our coverage universe, but the percentages are misleading given the absolute size of EBITDAS being earned this quarter.
Posts Meaningful 4Q15 Beat
09 Mar 16
Ensign reported 4Q15 EBITDAS of $72 mm, well ahead of our forecast of $55 mm, despite revenue coming in line with our es mate. The Company suggested on its conference call that there was no early termination revenue, but that cost cutting initiatives are starting to manifest themselves in financial results. The Company has 23 contract drilling rigs on take-or-pay contracts for various durations. This represents 10% of Ensign’s corporate drilling fleet. In 1Q16e, an additional 10 rigs have been cold stacked in Canada in addition to what was retired at 4Q15. The Company continues to manage its fleet for market demands. We are concerned over Ensign’s International ac vity in 2016e due to the decline in Australian and Argentinian rig counts early in 2016e. Day rates are also likely to come under pressure in these regions.
30 Nov 16
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Small Cap Breakfast
29 Nov 16
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24 Nov 16
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High grade, low cost gold
28 Nov 16
High grades and low costs mean that, in our view, Scotgold’s Cononish project could generate more than £14m a year in EBITDA. In addition to advancing funding discussions based on the compelling bankable feasibility study mine plan (which at £950/oz gold price and 8% WACC gives a project NPV of £43.0m), the company is exploring optimisation opportunities, as well as the potential for a phased approach requiring lower up front capital. We are resuming coverage with a Buy recommendation and target price of 2.2p