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Stabilis Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

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Reports Significant EBITDA Improvement as Company Approaches Profitability

HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / March 12, 2020 / Stabilis Energy, Inc., ("Stabilis") (OTCQX:SLNG) today reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

Sequential Quarter Results

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 ("current quarter") Stabilis reported revenues of $12.5 million, a 19% increase from the quarter ended September 30, 2019 ("preceding quarter") primarily due to higher equipment rental charges and the closing of the Company's business combination with American Electric Technologies ("AETI") in the preceding quarter. Revenues from Stabilis' LNG segment increased by $1.3 million in the current quarter due to normal seasonal factors. Gallons delivered decreased by 12% in the current quarter due to the temporary suspension of a customer's purchases and another customer gaining permanent access to a natural gas pipeline. Utilization of the George West liquefier averaged 64% in the current quarter versus 83% in the preceding quarter.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") jumped to $2.2 million in the current quarter, a $1.8 million improvement over the preceding quarter. Net loss for the current quarter narrowed to $0.6 million compared to a net loss of $3.4 million in the preceding quarter.

Calendar Quarter Results

Revenues in the current quarter increased $1.7 million (16%) compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2018 ("prior year quarter"). LNG segment revenues decreased by $0.3 million primarily due to fewer gallons delivered from third party sources resulting from a less active and warmer winter peaking season. Utilization of the George West liquefier averaged 64% in the current quarter versus 55% in the prior year quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA in the current quarter improved by $0.8 million (63%) to $2.2 million. Net loss for the current quarter decreased by $2.4 million compared to the prior year quarter.

Full Year Results

Full year revenues increased by $9.7 million (26%) in 2019 ("current year") primarily due to higher volumes of LNG delivered, increased equipment rental and the impact of the reverse merger with AETI during the year. LNG segment revenues increased by $6.3 million (17%) on higher volumes delivered. LNG gallons delivered increased by 17% and utilization of the George West Plant jumped to 70% in the current year versus 49% in 2018 ("prior year"). Lower average gas prices reduced revenues by approximately $1.2 million in 2019 compared to the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $3.3 million (104%) in the current year to $6.6 million. Net loss for the current year contracted to $5.5 million compared to a net loss of $11.1 million in the prior year, an improvement of $5.6 million.

The Company generated positive cash flows from operations of $4.0 million during the current year, compared to cash used in operations of $0.4 million in the prior year. Cash on hand at the end of the current year increased to $4.0 million a 219% improvement from the prior year.

"2019 was a transformational year for Stabilis with the integration of Prometheus Energy, Diversenergy and American Electric Technologies into our operations," said Jim Reddinger, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that the hard work and resulting platform we created in 2019 positions us well to accelerate our growth in 2020. We have a robust pipeline of opportunities and are excited about the future of small-scale LNG and our role in the market."

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. eastern time (9:00 a.m. central). Individuals in the United States and Canada who wish to participate in the conference call can access the live webcast at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2256/33511 or dial +1 844-602-0380. International callers should dial +1 862-298-0970. A replay of the call will be available until March 20, 2020. Individuals in the United States and Canada who wish to listen to the replay should dial +1 877-481-4010; passcode 33511. International callers should dial +1 919-882-2331; passcode 33511. A replay of the call also will be available on the Stabilis website (www.stabilisenergy.com).

About Stabilis

Stabilis Energy, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of small-scale liquefied natural gas ("LNG") production, distribution and fueling services to multiple end markets in North America. Stabilis has safely delivered over 200 million gallons of LNG through more than 20,000 truck deliveries during its 15-year operating history in the LNG industry, which it believes makes it one of the largest and most experienced small-scale LNG providers in North America. Stabilis' customers use LNG as a fuel source in a variety of applications in the industrial, energy, mining, utilities and pipelines, commercial, and high horsepower transportation markets. Stabilis' customers use LNG as an alternative to traditional fuel sources, such as distillate fuel oil and propane, to lower fuel costs and reduce harmful environmental emissions. Stabilis' customers also use LNG as a "virtual pipeline" solution when natural gas pipelines are not available or volumes are curtailed. To learn more, visit www.stabilisenergy.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21e of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections presented or implied and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "can", "believes," "expects," "could," "will," "plan," "may," "should," "predicts," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect the parties' current beliefs, based on information currently available. Most of these factors are outside the parties' control and are difficult to predict. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include, among other things: the future performance of Stabilis, future demand for and price of LNG, availability and price of natural gas, unexpected costs, and general economic conditions.

The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in our Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2019 and "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part I of our most recent quarterly report on Form 10‐Q, as updated in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10‐Q and annual reports on Form 10‐K, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or on the Investors section of our website at www.stabilisenergy.com. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Stabilis, or other matters attributable to Stabilis, or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.

Stabilis does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in their expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Stabilis Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

    Three Months Ended
December 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Revenue
                       
LNG product
  $ 7,372     $ 8,388     $ 34,244     $ 30,200  
Rental, service and other
    5,115       2,388       12,827       7,142  
Total revenues
    12,487       10,776       47,071       37,342  
Operating expenses:
                               
Cost of LNG product
    5,200       6,758       23,489       23,804  
Cost of rental, service and other
    2,891       1,172       8,437       4,648  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    3,267       2,683       11,304       7,350  
Depreciation expense
    2,379       2,249       9,271       8,822  
Total operating expenses
    13,737       12,862       52,501       44,624  
Loss from operations before equity income
    (1,250 )     (2,086 )     (5,430 )     (7,282 )
Net equity income from foreign joint ventures' operations:
                               
Income from equity investments in foreign joint ventures
    1,070       -       1,257       -  
Foreign joint ventures' operations related expenses
    (72 )     -       (124 )     -  
Net equity income from foreign joint ventures' operations
    998       -       1,133       -  
Loss from operations
    (252 )     (2,086 )     (4,297 )     (7,282 )
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest expense, net
    -       (90 )     (33 )     (122 )
Interest expense, net - related parties
    (261 )     (849 )     (1,175 )     (4,299 )
Other income
    36       (54 )     97       298  
Gain from disposal of fixed assets
    (1 )     157       16       319  
Total other income (expense)
    (226 )     (836 )     (1,095 )     (3,804 )
Loss before income tax expense
    (478 )     (2,922 )     (5,392 )     (11,086 )
Income tax expense
    78       -       116       -  
Net loss
    (556 )     (2,922 )     (5,508 )     (11,086 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests
    -       42       207       (42 )
Net loss attributable to controlling interests
  $ (556 )   $ (2,964 )   $ (5,715 )   $ (11,044 )
 
                               
Common Stock Data:
                               
Net loss per common share:
                               
Basic and diluted
  $ (0.03 )   $ (0.43 )   $ (0.39 )   $ (2.42 )
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
                               
Basic and diluted
    16,800,612       6,973,645       14,558,618       4,566,971  
 
                               
EBITDA
  $ 2,162     $ 266     $ 5,087     $ 2,157  
Adjusted EBITDA
    2,162       1,325       6,562       3,216  

Revenues by Segment
(unaudited in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended
December 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Revenue
                       
LNG
  $ 10,437     $ 10,776     $ 43,650     $ 37,342  
Power Delivery
    2,050       -       3,421       -  
Total Revenue
  $ 12,487     $ 10,776     $ 47,071     $ 37,342  

Gallons Delivered
(unaudited in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended
December 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
George West
    5,787       4,969       25,418       17,855  
3rd Party
    3,653       4,738       17,115       18,464  
Total Gallons Delivered
    9,440       9,707       42,533       36,319  

Stabilis Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
  December 31, 2019     December 31, 2018  
Assets
           
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 3,979     $ 1,247  
Accounts receivable, net
    5,945       4,359  
Inventories, net
    209       106  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    3,583       2,115  
Due from related parties
    -       22  
Total current assets
    13,716       7,849  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    60,363       66,606  
Right-of-use assets
    965       -  
Goodwill
    4,453       -  
Investments in foreign joint ventures
    10,521       -  
Other noncurrent assets
    308       250  
Total assets
  $ 90,326     $ 74,705  
Liabilities and Equity
               
Current liabilities:
               
Current portion of long-term notes payable - related parties
  $ 1,000     $ 2,500  
Current portion of finance lease obligation - related parties
    3,440       3,879  
Current portion of operating lease obligations
    364       -  
Short-term notes payable
    558       121  
Accrued liabilities
    5,018       3,035  
Accounts payable
    4,728       2,562  
Total current liabilities
    15,108       12,097  
Long-term notes payable, net of current portion - related parties
    6,077       6,577  
Finance lease obligations, net of current portion - related parties
    648       3,367  
Long-term portion of operating lease obligations
    650       -  
Total liabilities
    22,483       22,041  
Commitments and contingencies
               
Equity:
               
Preferred Stock; $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
    -       -  
Stockholders' equity:
               
Common stock; $0.001 par value, 37,500,000 shares authorized, 16,800,612 and 13,178,750 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
    17       13  
Additional paid-in capital
    90,748       68,244  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (291 )     -  
Accumulated deficit
    (22,631 )     (16,916 )
Total stockholders' equity
    67,843       51,341  
Noncontrolling interest
    -       1,323  
Total Equity
    67,843       52,664  
Total liabilities and equity
  $ 90,326     $ 74,705  

Non-GAAP Measures

Our management uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to assess the performance and operating results of our business. EBITDA is defined as Earnings before Interest (includes interest income and interest expense), Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA further adjusted for certain special items that occur during the reporting period, as noted below. We include EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to provide investors with a supplemental measure of our operating performance. Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is a recognized term under generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP"). Accordingly, they should not be used as an indicator of, or an alternative to, net income as a measure of operating performance. In addition, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures of free cash flow available for management's discretionary use, as they do not consider certain cash requirements, such as debt service requirements. Because the definition of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may vary among companies and industries, it may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands).

 
  Three Months Ended
December 31,
    Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
  2019     2018     2019     2018  
Net Loss
  $ (556 )   $ (2,922 )   $ (5,508 )   $ (11,086 )
Depreciation
    2,379       2,249       9,271       8,822  
Net Interest Expense
    261       939       1,208       4,421  
Income Tax Expense
    78       -       116       -  
EBITDA
    2,162       266       5,087       2,157  
Special Items(1)
    -       1,059       1,475       1,059  
Adjusted EBITDA
  $ 2,162     $ 1,325     $ 6,562     $ 3,216  

(1) Special Items include the following:

Transaction and share registration costs related to AETI, Chart, and Diverse transactions of $1.4 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and $1.1 million in the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, and

$0.1 million related to stock exchange listing in the twelve months ended December 31, 2019.

Investor Contact:

Andrew Puhala
Chief Financial Officer
832-456-6500
[email protected]

SOURCE: Stabilis Energy

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