KLX Energy initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. Piper Jaffray analyst John Watson started KLX Energy Services with an Overweight rating and $31 price target. The analyst says that if est Texas Intermediate settles near $50, he sees upside in KLX given the company's "relatively low capital intensity and returns-focus." KLX Energy is a "well managed enterprise on a strong financial footing," says Watson.
KLX Energy Services Holdings announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Motley Services, LLC, a large diameter coiled tubing service provider, serving customers primarily in the Southwestern U.S. Motley, a premier provider of well completion services, is primarily focused on providing high-quality large diameter coiled tubing services specializing in complex, longer lateral horizontal wells. Motley also provides wireline and thru-tubing services, which are complementary to KLX Energy Services' existing service offerings. Motley's third quarter 2018 revenues and EBITDA guidance, on an annualized basis based on the mid-point of the guidance, are approximately $136M and $46M, respectively. Under the terms of the agreement, KLX Energy Services will pay Motley total consideration of $148M, consisting of $139M in cash and $9M of KLX Energy Services common stock. Thecompany intends to fund the cash portion of the purchase price with the net proceeds of a debt financing. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including approvals from regulatory authorities. There can be no assurance that the transaction will be completed.
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KLX Energy initiated with a Buy at Gabelli. Gabelli analyst Simon Wong initiated KLX Energy with a Buy and $59 price target citing leverage to favorable industry dynamics in drilling, rising service intensity, and robust free cash flow.