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Patterson-UTI Second Quarter 2022 Results

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   |    Wednesday,July 27,2022

Patterson-UTI reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

The Company reported net income of $21.9 million, or $0.10 per share, for the second quarter of 2022, compared to a net loss of $28.8 million, or $0.13 per share, for the first quarter of 2022. Revenues for the second quarter of 2022 were $622 million, compared to $509 million for the first quarter of 2022.

The financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 include a non-cash, pretax gain of $11.5 million ($11.5 million after-tax, or $0.05 per share) related to the release of a foreign currency cumulative translation adjustment associated with the substantial completion of our exit from Canadian operations.

Andy Hendricks, Patterson-UTI's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased with our outstanding second quarter results, as we achieved strong increases in activity and pricing. I am proud of the solid execution at each of our businesses, as we continued to provide the high level of service quality that our customers have come to expect from Patterson-UTI.

"Market fundamentals are strong, as demand is increasing for drilling and completions equipment and services, and industry supply remains constrained. We expect the strong demand for our services to continue, and we anticipate further improvements in pricing and activity. As such, we are increasing our forecast for 2022 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA, which we now expect will exceed $600 million. We are also increasing our 2022 capex forecast to $390 million due to increasing activity, including long-lead time items for rigs to return to work in 2023, and cost inflation."

Mr. Hendricks continued, "For the second quarter, our average rig count in the United States increased by six rigs to 121 rigs from 115 rigs in the first quarter. We expect our rig count in the United States will average 128 rigs for the third quarter as drilling activity continues to improve.

"Contract drilling revenues and margins increased significantly in the second quarter due to continued dayrate pricing momentum, contract renewals and rig reactivations. In the United States, average rig revenue per day increased during the second quarter by $2,770 to $25,900 and average rig operating cost per day increased by $550 to $16,500. Average adjusted rig margin per day in the United States increased by $2,220 to $9,390 for the second quarter.

"As of June 30, 2022, we had term contracts for drilling rigs in the United States providing for future dayrate drilling revenue of approximately $440 million. Based on contracts currently in place in the United States, we expect an average of 71 rigs operating under term contracts during the third quarter, and an average of 46 rigs operating under term contracts during the four quarters ending June 30, 2023.

"In pressure pumping, revenues and margins improved during the second quarter due to better pricing, higher utilization and more favorable contract terms. Pressure pumping revenues were $238 million for the second quarter, an increase of $48.8 million, or 26%, compared to revenues for the first quarter. Adjusted gross margin for the second quarter was $46.9 million, an increase of $14.8 million, or 46%, compared to the first quarter.

"In directional drilling, during the second quarter, we were able to achieve better pricing with higher activity levels resulting in increased revenues and margins. Second quarter directional drilling revenues increased 27% to $54.8 million, and the adjusted gross margin increased by 47% to $9.4 million."

Mr. Hendricks concluded, "Our results this quarter further demonstrate how tight the market is for high-quality, drilling and completion equipment and services, and the strong pricing environment that we are in. As the only company in the United States that offers contract drilling, pressure pumping, and directional drilling services, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from the concurrent strength across the U.S. oilfield services market. As well, the breadth of our services has allowed us to build relationships with a broad customer base of both public and private E&Ps that we will continue to leverage to increase activity. Again, I am proud of our teams' execution across each of our businesses and their ability to react quickly and efficiently to take advantage of this market to further improve our financial performance."

The Company declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.04 per share, payable on September 15, 2022, to holders of record as of September 1, 2022.

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