Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS) today announced that the company has entered into a contract to deliver a permanent land data acquisition system. It is the company’s first system design of its kind. The system will be trenched in the earth above a producing reservoir for monitoring purposes. The $5.0 million system is expected to be delivered through a contract with Makamin Petroleum Services Company (MPS) during fiscal year 2014. MPS is a Saudi based oil and gas services company and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Saudi Makamin Oil and Gas Group. Its main activities are onshore drilling, pipeline & industrial services, geosciences, marine diving, and chartering services. Its main market is in Saudi Arabia with major E & P companies. Geospace Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used by the oil and gas industry to acquire seismic data in order to locate, characterize, and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs. The company also designs and manufactures non-seismic products, including industrial products, offshore cables, thermal printing equipment and film. This press release includes “forward-looking statements” 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. All statements other than statements of historical fact included herein including statements regarding potential future products and markets, our potential future revenues, future financial position, business strategy, future expectations and estimates and other plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. We believe our forward-looking statements are reasonable. However, they are based on certain assumptions about our industry and our business that may in the future prove to be inaccurate. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include the level of seismic exploration worldwide, which is influenced primarily by prevailing prices for oil and gas, the extent to which our new products are accepted in the market, the availability of competitive products that may be more technologically advanced or otherwise preferable to our products, tensions in the Middle East and other factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Further, all written and verbal forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We assume no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that we may make from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
In trading on Wednesday, shares of Geospace Technologies Corp crossed below their last reported book value — defined as common shareholder equity per share — of $25.04, changing hands as low as $23.92 per share. Geospace Technologies Corp shares are currently trading down about 7.5% on the day.