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Enseco Energy Services Corp. Announces Results for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- ENSECO ENERGY SERVICES CORP ("Enseco" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ENS) (April 7, 2014) announces its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

Results from Operations


                            Three         Three        Twelve               
                           months        months        months   Nine months 
                            ended         ended         ended         ended 
                         December      December      December      December 
($ thousands, except          31,           31,           31,           31, 
 per share amounts)          2013          2012          2013          2012 
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Revenue              $     16,635  $     16,126  $     58,323  $     49,212 
Gross margin         $      3,000  $      3,634  $     11,360  $     11,239 
Gross margin %              18.0%         22.5%         19.5%         22.8% 
Adjusted gross                                                              
 margin (1)          $      4,503  $      5,666  $     17,163  $     17,237 
Adjusted gross                                                              
 margin %                   27.1%         35.1%         29.4%         35.0% 
EBITDAS (1)          $      1,124  $      1,880  $      2,825  $      4,374 
Net income (loss)                                                           
 before tax (1)      $       (594) $       (672) $     (4,458) $     (3,064)
 Per common share -                                                         
  basic              $      (0.03) $      (0.03) $      (0.20) $      (0.14)
 Per common share -                                                         
  diluted            $      (0.03) $      (0.04) $      (0.20) $      (0.14)
Net income (loss)    $       (594) $       (924) $     (3,846) $     (4,207)
 Per common share -                                                         
  basic              $      (0.03) $      (0.03) $      (0.17) $      (0.19)
 Per common share -                                                         
  diluted            $      (0.03) $      (0.04) $      (0.17) $      (0.19)
Cash flow before                                                            
 changes in non-cash                                                        
 working capital (1) $      1,133  $      1,738  $      2,740  $      4,231 
Cash flow from (used                                                        
 in) operating                                                              
 activities          $      2,960  $        322  $      7,240  $      6,515 
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1 See definition within the Non-IFRS Measures section of this press release 

Highlights for the year ended December 31, 2013


--  The USA directional division made outstanding strides this year,
    specifically this past quarter. During the third quarter of 2013, the
    division increased its sales and operational base with the addition of
    new personnel. Through the last quarter of 2013 the division
    successfully added several new clients and has seen a remarkable
    improvement in its revenue and service quality. The division will be a
    highlight for 2014 as it continues to expand its geographical markets
    and customer base.

--  Enseco has spent the last few years making advancements to its in-house
    MWD system and improving its reliability and service quality. This
    continues to benefit the Company and its clients by means of decreased
    downtime and higher utilizations. As part of this effort, the Company
    has taken opportunities to sell non-core MWD technology and replace
    these non-core MWD platforms with its own. Enseco's own MWD has been
    operating at levels of reliability not seen before and it is expected to
    only improve as the Company continues to make changes and advancements
    to the equipment. 

Outlook

Enseco expects growth and expansion from both of its USA divisions. Both the directional and testing divisions are expanding their geographic markets and their customer base. The Company expects most of its revenue growth to come from the division's operating in the USA.

The Company will search for efficiencies and cost reductions to increase its gross margins and EBITDAS. It is expected that the pursuit of these opportunities, accompanied by initiatives to both improve margin efficiency, and reduce debt levels, will improve the Company's financial performance going forward.

Filings

Enseco has filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities its annual audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 and accompanying management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A"). These filings are available under Enseco's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

About Enseco Energy Services Corp.

Enseco is a premier supplier of directional drilling, production testing and frac flowback services operating throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and select markets in the United States, Our corporate office is located in Calgary and sales offices are located in both Calgary and Denver. Enseco is led by an experienced management team with a focus on continued value creation through accretive acquisitions and organic growth.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information and statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information, including, but not limited to: statements concerning Enseco's future business strategy, focus, marketing and other plans; expectations regarding the future performance of the Company's USA operations, the benefits from the Company's MWD systems, including increased reliability; and expectations regarding future revenues, cash flow, gross margins, EBITDAS, efficiencies and cost reductions, future debt levels and other financial results; Although management of the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon any of the forward-looking information set out in this press release. Readers should review the cautionary statement respecting forward-looking information that appears below. All of the forward looking statements of the Company contained in this press release are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement.

The information and statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements (often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "expect", "may", "anticipate" or "will" and similar expressions) may include plans, expectations, opinions, or guidance that are not statements of fact. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions, expectations and estimates of management as at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, such things as changes in industry conditions (including the levels of capital expenditures made by oil and gas producers and explorers), the credit risk to which the Company is exposed in the conduct of its business, fluctuations in prevailing commodity prices or currency and interest rates, the competitive environment to which the various business divisions are, or may be, exposed in all aspects of their business, the ability of the Company's various business divisions to access equipment (including parts) and new technologies and to maintain relationships with key suppliers, the ability of the Company's various business divisions to attract and maintain key personnel and other qualified employees, various environmental risks to which the Company's business divisions are exposed in the conduct of their operations, inherent risks associated with the conduct of the businesses in which the Company's business divisions operate, timing and costs associated with the acquisition of capital equipment, the impact of weather and other seasonal factors that affect business operations, availability of financial resources or third-party financing and the impact of new laws or changes in administrative practices on the part of regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking information concerning the nature and timing of growth within the various business divisions is based on the current budget of the Company (which is subject to change), factors that affected the historical growth of such business divisions, sources of historic growth opportunities and expectations relating to future economic and operating conditions. Forward-looking information concerning the future competitive position of the Company's business divisions is based upon the current competitive environment in which those business divisions operate, expectations relating to future economic and operating conditions, current and announced build programs and other expansion plans of other organizations that operate in the energy service business. Forward-looking information concerning the financing of future business activities is based upon the financing sources on which the Company has historically relied and expectations relating to the continued cooperation of the Company's lender and future economic and operating conditions. Forward-looking information concerning future economic and operating conditions is based upon historical economic and operating conditions, opinions of third-party analysts respecting anticipated economic and operating conditions.

With respect to forward-looking statements contained in this press release, Enseco has made assumptions regarding commodity prices and royalty regimes, availability of skilled labor, timing and amount of capital expenditures, future foreign exchange rates, interest rates, the impact of increasing competition, conditions in general economic and financial markets, effects of regulation by governmental agencies, and future operating costs.

Management has included the above summary of assumptions and risks related to forward-looking information provided in this press release in order to provide shareholders with a more complete perspective on Enseco's future operations and such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Enseco's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that the Enseco will derive there from. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of factors are not exhaustive. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of in this press release and Enseco disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

Non-IFRS Measures

EBITDAS means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and stock-based compensation and is equal to earnings before income taxes from continuing operations plus interest on debt, other charges and interest expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, unrealized foreign exchange loss, and loss on sale of equipment. Adjusted gross margin from continuing operations equals gross margin, plus interest on debt, other charges and interest expense, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, impairment loss/recovery, and loss on sale of equipment. Cash flow means cash flows provided by continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items.

EBITDAS, adjusted gross margin from continuing operations, and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items are not recognized measures under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Management believes that in addition to net losses, EBITDAS and cash flows, are useful supplemental measures as they provide an indication of the results generated by the Company's primary business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed, amortized or how the results are taxed in various jurisdictions as well as the cash generated by the Company's primary business activities. Readers should be cautioned, however, that EBITDAS and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items should not be construed as an alternative to net losses determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of Enseco's performance. Enseco's method of calculating operating losses, EBITDAS and cash flows from continuing operations before changes in non-cash working capital items may differ from other organizations and, accordingly, such measures may not be comparable to measures used by other organizations. For reconciliation to the appropriate IFRS measure, see our MD&A.

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