Nine Energy Services sees 'significant activity declines' in 2H19
Management said, "We remain focused and confident on the introduction and commercialization of our new technologies in Q1 of 2020, including a low-temperature dissolvable plug targeted for the Permian and Northeast markets. These technology developments, along with cash generation and evaluation of our current service lines and geographies remain our top priorities for 2019. At Nine, we never forecasted a back-half recovery, which continues to be our view. With so much volatility in the market, in conjunction with operators unwavering commitment to staying within capital budgets, we do anticipate significant activity declines throughout the rest of the year, especially in the Northeast, which will adversely affect both our U.S. Wireline and Completion Tools divisions. Nonetheless, we remain extremely excited about our ability to generate strong cash flow in a volatile market and about the tools and technology we are developing."