Deepwater Oil and Gas Specialist Deep Down Q219 Revenue Rose 28% to $5.3M; Hosts Investor Call Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10am ET

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deep Down, Inc. (OTCQB: DPDW) (“Deep Down”), a specialist in deepwater oil and gas production and distribution equipment and services, today reported results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2019 (Q2’19). Deep Down will hold a conference call on August 16, 2019 at 10:00 am ET to review its results and discuss its outlook for the remainder of 2019 (details below).

Deep Down at a Glance

Share Price+:   $0.75   Cash*:   $3.0M
52-Week Range:   $0.63 – $1.00   Book Value*:   $17.1M
Shares Out (08/13/2019):   13.4M   Price / Book Value+:   0.59x
Market Cap+:   $10.04M   TTM Revenue*:   $19.9M
             
* As of 6/30/19            
+ As of 8/13/19            

Ron Smith, CEO, commented, “Despite continued price sensitivities in our industry, Deep Down is finding success in leveraging our technical expertise to assist our customers with complex solutions often related to their efforts to expand or extend the utilization of existing subsea oil and gas production assets.

“One example is our success in executing on a growing customer preference for subsea tiebacks, which are projects where new developments are connected to existing infrastructure, rather than developing entirely new subsea infrastructure. Given our experience working with components from different equipment manufacturers, we are able to help customers evaluate different alternatives for their expansions, in some cases providing hybrid solutions tying together equipment from multiple manufacturers.

“Deep Down also continues to advance our international footprint, as evidenced by our recent contract from Shell in Trinidad and Tobago, and we are pursuing promising opportunities in West Africa and South East Asia.

Operating Results
Q2’19 revenues improved 28% to $5.3 million compared to $4.1 million in Q2’18, primarily due to a higher number of projects in process. Despite a slight decline in gross margin to 37%, gross profit in Q2 ‘19 improved to $2.0 million compared to $1.7 million in Q2’18 due to higher revenue.

Q2’19 selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased to $2.0 million compared to $1.7 million in Q2‘18, but improved significantly as a percentage of revenues to 38% in Q2’19 from 43% in Q2’18 due to the benefit of higher revenues. Q2’19 SG&A expense included a $90,000 accrual for a legal settlement on a preferential payment claim to be paid during the third quarter. Excluding the settlement accrual, Q2’19 SG&A improved as a percentage of revenues to 36%.

Deep Down reported modified EBITDA of $264,000 in Q2’19 compared to a modified EBITDA of $153,000 in Q2 ’18 primarily due to higher revenues and gross profit.

Including the $90,000 legal settlement, Deep Down reported a Q2’19 net loss of $112,000, or ($0.01) per basic share, compared with Q2’18 net income of $292,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, which included a $439,000 gain on sale of assets. Per share results are based on 13.41 million and 13.44 million weighted average shares outstanding in Q2’19 and Q2’18, respectively.

At June 30, 2019, Deep Down had working capital of $6.5 million, including cash of $3.0 million, and total shareholders’ equity of $17.1 million. Deep Down had a $1.8 million decrease in accounts receivable in Q2 ’19 compared to Q1 ‘19, principally reflecting the payment of customer receivables from Q1’19 and prior periods.

Charles Njuguna, CFO, commented, “We believe Deep Down remains well positioned to execute on our business goals given our $6.5 million in working capital, anticipated operating cash flows and the potential for future opportunistic asset sales. We also continue to identify opportunities for overhead and other cost reductions, which we believe can provide material benefits to our bottom-line performance in future periods.”

       
Conference Call Details:
Call ID:      8576385
Call Dial-in:     (877) 303-6187 for domestic callers
      (678) 894-3073 for international callers
Webcast/Replay URL:     https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ggnucjvq
Call Replay:     (855) 859-2056, Available through 8/23/19 
       

About Deep Down, Inc. (www.deepdowninc.com)
Deep Down focuses on complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil and gas production distribution system technologies and support services, connecting the platform and the wellhead. Deep Down’s proven services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads, installation buoyancy, remotely operated vehicles and tooling, marine vessel automation, control, and ballast systems.  Deep Down supports subsea engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance projects through specialized, highly experienced service teams and engineered technological solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements Any forward-looking statements in the preceding paragraphs of this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the course of operations, we are subject to certain risk factors, competition and competitive pressures, sensitivity to general economic and industrial conditions, international political and economic risks, availability and price of raw materials and execution of business strategy. For further information, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the Company without charge.

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Investor Relations:
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Chris Eddy or David Collins
212-924-9800
dpdw@catalyst-ir.com

DEEP DOWN, INC.
SUMMARY FINANCIAL DATA (Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2019 2018   2019 2018
(In thousands, except per share amounts)            
Revenues   $ 5,269   $ 4,104     $ 11,568   $ 7,810  
Cost of sales:            
Cost of sales     3,022     2,211       6,787     4,429  
Depreciation expense     282     242       559     596  
Total cost of sales     3,304     2,453       7,346     5,025  
Gross profit     1,965     1,651       4,222     2,785  
Operating expenses:            
Selling, general and administrative     2,007     1,745       4,001     3,662  
Depreciation and amortization     70     58       138     129  
Total operating expenses     2,077     1,803       4,139     3,791  
Operating (loss) income     (112 )   (152 )     83     (1,006 )
Other income:            
Interest income, net     5     10       12     19  
Gain on sales of property, plant and equipment     0     439       15     439  
Total other income     5     449       27     458  
(Loss) income before income taxes     (107 )   297       110     (548 )
Income tax expense     (5 )   (5 )     (10 )   (10 )
Net (loss) income   ($ 112 ) $ 292     $ 100   ($ 558 )
Net (loss) income per share:            
Basic   ($ 0.01 ) $ 0.02     $ 0.01   ($ 0.04 )
Diluted   ($ 0.01 ) $ 0.02     $ 0.01   ($ 0.04 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding:            
Basic     13,412     13,436       13,461     13,436  
Diluted     13,412     13,436       13,461     13,436  
Modified EBITDA – Reconciliation to Net Income            
Net (loss) income   ($ 112 ) $ 292     $ 100   ($ 558 )
Deduct gain on sales of equipment     0     (439 )     (15 )   (439 )
Deduct interest income     (5 )   (10 )     (12 )   (19 )
Add back depreciation and amortization     352     300       697     725  
Add back income tax expense, net     5     5       10     10  
Add back share-based compensation     24     5       128     10  
Modified EBITDA (Loss)   $ 264   $ 153     $ 908   ($ 271 )
Cash flow data:            
Cash provided by (used in):            
Operating activities         ($ 397 ) ($ 1,489 )
Investing activities           1,580     (22 )
Financing activities           (224 )   (5 )
Total change in cash         $ 959   ($ 1,516 )
             
Balance sheet data:           *As of Dec 31, 2018
Cash         $ 2,974   $ 2,015  
Short term investment (CD)           0      1,035  
Total current assets            9,541      9,990  
Total current liabilities            2,992      2,964  
Working capital            6,549      7,026  
Total assets            24,009      20,120  
Total liabilities            6,890      3,011  
Stockholders’ equity            17,119      17,109  

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