Complete Production Services, Inc. (NYSE:CPX) today reported third quarter revenue of $590.3 million, Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) of $157.3 million, operating income of $108.6 million and net income from continuing operations of $59.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share. Revenue for the Completion and Production Services segment during the third quarter of 2011 was $535.6 million, an increase of $43.7 million over the prior quarter. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment was $154.2 million in the third quarter of 2011, up $9.3 million versus the second quarter of 2011. Drilling Services segment revenue was $54.7 million during the third quarter of 2011, an increase of $2.3 million over the second quarter of 2011. Adjusted EBITDA for the segment was $14.4 million in the third quarter of 2011, an increase of $0.6 million compared to the previous quarter. Compared to the third quarter of 2010, consolidated revenue increased $180.0 million, or 44%, Adjusted EBITDA increased $46.2 million, operating income increased $42.1 million, and net income from continuing operations increased $27.7 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. As previously reported, third quarter 2011 results were adversely impacted by several items that are not expected to affect future results, including delayed deliveries of fluid ends, required design modifications on recently deployed coiled tubing units, flooding in Pennsylvania and northern Mexico, and repositioning of a pressure pumping fleet from the Barnett Shale to West Texas. Additionally, third quarter 2011 results included pre-tax costs of $0.9 million related to the proposed merger of Complete and Superior Energy Services, Inc. and a foreign exchange loss of $1.6 million due to a 15% devaluation of the Mexican Peso against the U.S. dollar. “We achieved several significant accomplishments and delivered record earnings during the quarter despite the impact from these items,” commented Joe Winkler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Complete.
Shares of Complete Production Services (NYSE:CPX) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $29.51 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, 44.8% above Friday's closing price of $20.38. Volume is at 1.9 million, 0.7 times the daily average of 2.6 million.