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Enerflex Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividend

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iCrowdNewswire   Nov 6, 2020  1:48 PM ET

Enerflex Ltd., a leading supplier of products and services to the global energy industry, today reported its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Summary Table of Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2020 Financial and Operating Results

(Unaudited)  Three months ended Nine months ended 
($ Canadian millions, except per share September 30, September 30,
amounts, horsepower, and percentages) 2020  2019 Change 2020 2019 Change
Revenue $ 265.0 $ 544.3 $ (279.3) $ 918.2 $ 1,571.1 $ (652.9)
Gross margin   63.7   132.6   (68.9)   223.2   331.6   (108.4)
EBIT   21.7   87.7   (66.0)   87.2   185.1   (97.9)
EBITDA (1)   42.8   109.1   (66.3)   150.8   250.2   (99.4)
Adjusted EBITDA (2)   38.2   106.5   (68.3)   138.4   256.8   (118.4)
Net earnings   10.7   63.1   (52.4)   55.6   120.7   (65.1)
Earnings per share – basic   0.12   0.71   (0.59)   0.62   1.35   (0.72)
Recurring revenue growth (3)   (6.1)%   10.0%     (6.0)%   17.7%  
Bookings (4)   23.2   125.5   (102.3)   221.1   414.4   (193.3)
Backlog (4)   186.3   701.6   (515.3)   186.3   701.6   (515.3)
Rental horsepower   714,375   700,733   13,642   714,375   700,733   13,642

(1) Earnings Before Interest (Finance Costs), Income Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (“EBITDA”) is considered a non-IFRS measure, which may not be comparable with similar non-IFRS measures used by other entities.
(2)  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure. Please refer to the full reconciliation of these items in the Adjusted EBITDA section.
(3)  Recurring revenue is comprised of revenue from the Service and Rentals product lines, which are typically contracted and extend into the future. While the contracts are subject to cancellation or have varying lengths, the Company does not believe these characteristics preclude them from being considered recurring in nature. Growth in recurring revenue is calculated over the comparative period.
(4)  Engineered Systems bookings and backlog are considered non-IFRS measures that do not have standardized meanings as prescribed by IFRS, and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other entities.

“Enerflex’s manufacturing facilities, rental, BOOM, and Service operations have continued operating safely and reliably throughout the quarter. Given where we are in the cycle, Enerflex delivered a strong quarter. Our results benefitted from the growing contribution of our recurring revenue product lines, cost-reduction measures, and our customer-centric, service-oriented approach,” said Marc Rossiter, Enerflex’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We believe in the long-term fundamentals of natural gas. As the cleanest of all fossil fuels, it can facilitate a reduction in carbon emissions from a growing global economy while enabling an energy transition that includes increasingly significant contributions from renewables. Enerflex is a leading supplier of innovative natural gas infrastructure solutions on a global scale. We will continue to provide these innovative solutions during the pandemic and beyond with a sharp focus on controlling costs and maximizing investment returns.”

Quarterly Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent commodity price volatility has adversely impacted global capital investment within the oil and natural gas industries. Despite recent improvement in natural gas benchmark pricing, the Company has yet to see a meaningful increase in Engineered Systems bookings but continues responding to inquiries for non-traditional applications, including the recent sale of a 13 MW power and gas treating plant to reduce flare gas in Colombia, as well as various other electrified compression and lower carbon-intensity projects. Overall, the outlook for Engineered Systems remains uncertain and revenues from this product line are expected to remain low through the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

In contrast, over the past several years, Enerflex has prioritized investments specifically oriented toward making our cash flows more stable and resistant to the natural, yet unpredictable, cyclicality in our markets. The outlook for the related business lines, namely Service and Rentals, appears to have stabilized in the near-term and we continue to see interest in our BOOM offerings. Future periods will see the contribution from a 10-year BOOM project in the Middle East scheduled to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2020, while Latin America will benefit from the completion of certain BOOM projects in Brazil and Argentina and the renewal of certain rental assets in Mexico. The Company is optimistic that its investments in recurring revenue projects will continue to stabilize cash flows through this downturn and beyond.

In the short term, Enerflex remains focused on providing a safe working environment for all employees, while preserving capital and maintaining balance sheet strength in response to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent market volatility. In the longer term, the Company is focused on controlling costs, optimal capital allocation, and ensuring future projects maximize returns on invested capital.

Third Quarter Segmented Results

USA segment revenue was $127 million, a decrease of $172 million from the same period in 2019. Engineered Systems revenue decreased due to lower opening backlog on reduced bookings in recent periods, while Service revenue was lower due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and pricing pressure on certain Service offerings. Rentals revenue increased due to the organic growth of the contract compression fleet, which grew by 22 percent on a horsepower basis over the last year. EBIT was down $51 million due to decreased gross margin, driven by lower revenue on soft bookings from 2019 and the first nine months of 2020, as well as the reduced contribution from certain large, high margin Engineered Systems projects that were booked during the second half of 2018 that were largely completed by the third quarter of 2020. Decreased revenue and margins were partially offset by lower SG&A, the result of reduced compensation expenses on lower headcount and decreased profit share on lower operational results. The Company continues to monitor costs in response to recent commodity price weakness and the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and remains focused on controlling costs where possible.

Rest of World
Revenue in the Rest of World segment was $79 million, a decrease of $9 million driven by lower Engineered Systems revenue due to timing of project work, as bookings from recent periods began contributing to operating results in the third quarter, while Engineered Systems revenue in the prior year reflected continued progress made on projects included in the opening backlog. EBIT decreased by $6 million due to increased bad debt provisions, driven by expected credit losses, partially offset by improved gross margin percentage, reduced compensation expenses and decreased profit share on lower operational results, as well as lower travel and non-critical IT expenditures.

Canadian revenue was $59 million, a decrease of $98 million, primarily due to lower Engineered Systems revenue on a lower opening backlog. Service and Rentals revenues were down due to lower equipment sales and reseller activity, Service branches performing more light-duty work as opposed to overhauls, and the return of certain rental units. EBIT decreased as a result of lower gross margin on reduced revenue and increased bad debt provisions, partially offset in the quarter by reduced compensation expenses on lower headcount and decreased profit share on lower operational results, as well as cost recoveries related to government assistance programs.

Adjusted EBITDA
The Company’s results include items that are unique and items that management and users of the financial statements adjust for when evaluating the Company’s results. The presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from EBIT or EBITDA as determined under IFRS. Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a replacement for measures prepared as determined under IFRS.

The items that have historically been adjusted for presentation purposes relate generally to four categories: 1) impairment or gains on idle facilities (not including rental asset impairments); 2) restructuring activities; 3) transaction costs related to M&A activity; and, 4) share-based compensation. Enerflex has presented the impact of share-based compensation as it is an item that can fluctuate significantly with share price changes during a period based on factors that are not specific to the long-term performance of the Company. The disposal of idle facilities is isolated within Adjusted EBITDA as they are not reflective of the ongoing operations of the Company and are idled as a result of restructuring activities.

During the second quarter of 2020, the Company added another adjustment related to government grants, most notably the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the JobKeeper Payment program in Australia. The amount of subsidies received has been recorded as a reduction in cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expense within the interim condensed consolidated statement of earnings in accordance with where the associated expense was recognized. Enerflex considers this to be a unique item as these temporary grants relate to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and are not anticipated to be part of the ongoing operations of the Company.

Management believes that identification of these items allows for a better understanding of the underlying operations of the Company based on the current assets and structure.

($ Canadian millions)                        
Three months ended September 30, 2020 Total USA ROW Canada
Reported EBIT $ 21.7   $ 6.4   $ 8.0   $ 7.3  
Severance costs in COGS and SG&A   0.7     0.2     0.0     0.5  
Government grants   (6.4 )       (1.4 )   (5.0 )
Share-based compensation   1.1     0.7     0.4     0.0  
Depreciation and amortization   21.1     10.4     8.5     2.2  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 38.2   $ 17.7   $ 15.5   $ 5.0  


($ Canadian millions)
Three months ended September 30, 2019
Total USA ROW Canada
Reported EBIT $ 87.7   $ 57.1   $ 13.9   $ 16.7  
Share-based compensation   (2.6 )   (1.6 )   (0.6 )   (0.4 )
Depreciation and amortization   21.4     8.6     10.2     2.6  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 106.5   $ 64.1   $ 23.5   $ 18.9  

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, Enerflex declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share, payable on January 7, 2021, to shareholders of record on November 26, 2020. Enerflex’s Board of Directors will continue to evaluate dividend payments on a quarterly basis, based on the availability of cash flow and anticipated market conditions.

Quarterly Results Material
This press release should be read in conjunction with Enerflex’s unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and the accompanying Management’s Discussion and Analysis, both of which will be available on the Enerflex website at under the Investors section and on SEDAR at

Conference Call and Webcast Details
Enerflex will host a conference call for analysts, investors, members of the media, and other interested parties on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. MST to discuss the third quarter 2020 financial results and operating highlights. The call will be hosted by Mr. Marc Rossiter, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Sanjay Bishnoi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Mr. Stefan Ali, Director, Strategy, Risk, and Investor Relations.

If you wish to participate in this conference call, please call 1.844.231.9067 or 1.703.639.1277. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. No passcode is required. The live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on the Enerflex website at under the Investors section on November 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. MST. A replay of the teleconference will be available on November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MST until November 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. MST. Please call 1.855.859.2056 or 1.404.537.3406 and enter conference ID 7172239.

About Enerflex
Enerflex Ltd. is a single source supplier of natural gas compression, oil and gas processing, refrigeration systems, and electric power generation equipment – plus related engineering and mechanical service expertise. The Company’s broad in-house resources provide the capability to engineer, design, manufacture, construct, commission, and service hydrocarbon handling systems. Enerflex’s expertise encompasses field production facilities, compression and natural gas processing plants, gas lift compression, refrigeration systems, and electric power equipment servicing the natural gas production industry.

Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Enerflex has approximately 2,100 employees worldwide. Enerflex, its subsidiaries, interests in associates and joint-ventures operate in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Enerflex’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “EFX”. For more information about Enerflex, go to

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