Dawson Geophysical Company  (DWSN)
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    Sector  Energy    Industry Oil And Gas Production
   Industry Oil And Gas Production
   Sector  Energy
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 Market Capitalization (Millions $) 35
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) 26
 Employees 814
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 87
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) -13
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) -9
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 3

Dawson Geophysical Company

Dawson Geophysical Company, a Texas corporation, is a leading provider of North America onshore seismic data acquisition services with operations throughout the continental United States (“U.S.”) and Canada. We acquire and process 2-D, 3-D and multi-component seismic data for our clients, ranging from major oil and gas companies to independent oil and gas operators as well as providers of multi-client data libraries. Our principal business office is located at 508 West Wall, Suite 800, Midland, Texas 79701 (Telephone: 432-684-3000), and our internet address is www.dawson3d.com.

We provide our seismic data acquisition services primarily to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and development companies for use in the onshore drilling and production of oil and natural gas in the continental U.S. and Canada as well as providers of multi-client data libraries. The main factors influencing demand for seismic data acquisition services in our industry are the level of drilling activity by oil and natural gas companies and the sizes of such companies’ exploration and development budgets, which, in turn, depend largely on current and anticipated future crude oil and natural gas prices and depletion rates of the companies’ oil and natural gas reserves.

We acquire geophysical data using the latest in 3-D seismic survey techniques. We introduce acoustic energy into the ground by using vibration equipment or dynamite detonation, depending on the surface terrain, area of operation, and subsurface requirements. The reflected energy, or echoes, are received through geophones, converted into a digital signal at a multi-channel recording unit, and then transmitted to a central recording vehicle. Subsurface requirements dictate the number of channels necessary to perform our services. We generally use thousands of recording channels in our seismic surveys. Additional recording channels enhance the resolution of the seismic survey through increased imaging analysis and provide improved operational efficiencies for our clients. With our state-of-the-art seismic equipment, including computer technology and multiple channels, we acquire, on a cost effective basis, immense volumes of seismic data that, when processed and interpreted, produce precise images of the earth’s subsurface. Our clients then use our seismic data to generate 3-D geologic models that help reduce drilling risks, finding and development costs and improve recovery rates from existing fields.

In addition to conventional 2-D and 3-D seismic surveys, we provide what the industry refers to as multi-component seismic data surveys. Multi-component surveys involve the recording of alternative seismic waves known as shear waves. Shear waves can be recorded as wave conversion of conventional energy sources (3-C converted waves) or from horizontal vibrator energy source units (shear wave vibrators). Multi-component data are utilized in further analysis of subsurface rock type, fabric and reservoir characterization. We own equipment required for onshore multi-component surveys. The majority of the projects in Canada require multi-component recording equipment. We have operated one to two multi-component equipped crews in the U.S. routinely over the past few years. The use of multi-component seismic data could increase in North America over the next few years if industry conditions improve and potentially require capital expenditures for additional equipment.

In recent years, we have begun providing surface-recorded microseismic services utilizing equipment we currently own. Microseismic monitoring is used by clients who use hydraulic fracturing to extract hydrocarbon deposits to monitor their hydraulic fracturing operations. In addition, seismic data are sometimes utilized in unconventional reservoirs to identify geo-hazards (such as subsurface faults) for drilling purposes, aid in geo-steering of a horizontal well bore and rock property identification for high grading of well locations and hydraulic fracturing. The majority of our current activity is in areas of unconventional reservoirs.

Technological advances in seismic equipment and computing allow the seismic industry to acquire and process, on a cost-effective basis, immense volumes of seismic data which produce precise images of the earth’s subsurface. The latest accepted method of seismic data acquisition, processing, and the subsequent interpretation of the processed data is the 3-D seismic method. Geophysicists use computer workstations to interpret 3-D data volumes, identify subsurface anomalies, and generate a geologic model of subsurface features. In contrast with the 3-D method, the 2-D method involves the collection of seismic data in a linear fashion, thus generating a single plane of subsurface seismic data.

3-D seismic data are used in the exploration and development of new reserves and enable oil and natural gas companies to better delineate existing fields and to augment their reservoir management techniques. Benefits of incorporating high resolution 3-D seismic surveys into exploration and development programs include reducing drilling risk, decreasing oil and natural gas finding costs, and increasing the efficiencies of reservoir location, delineation, and management. In order to meet the requirements necessary to fully realize the benefits of 3-D seismic data, there is an increasing demand for improved data quality with greater subsurface resolution.

In recent years, we have experienced continued increases in recording channel capacity on a per crew or project basis. This increase in channel count demand is driven by client needs and is necessary in order to produce higher resolution images, increase crew efficiencies and undertake larger scale projects. Due to the increase in demand for higher channel counts, we have continued our investments in additional channels. In response to project-based channel requirements, we routinely deploy a variable number of channels on a variable number of crews in an effort to maximize asset utilization and meet client needs. While the number of recording systems we own may exceed the number utilized in the field at any given time, we maintain the excess equipment to provide additional operational flexibility and to allow us to quickly deploy additional recording channels and energy source units as needed to respond to client demand and desire for improved data quality with greater subsurface images. We believe we will realize the benefit of increased channel counts and flexibility of deployment through increased crew efficiencies, higher revenues and margins with improved conditions.

Since 2011, we have purchased or leased a significant number of cable-less recording channels. We have utilized this equipment primarily as stand-alone recording systems, but on occasion we have utilized it in conjunction with our cable-based systems. As a result of the introduction of cable-less recording systems, we have realized increased crew efficiencies and increased revenue on projects using this equipment. We believe we will experience continued demand for cable-less recording systems in the future. While we have replaced cable-based recording equipment with cable-less equipment on certain crews, the cable-based recording equipment continues to be deployed on existing crews.

   Company Address: 508 West Wall, Suite 800 Midland 79701 TX
   Company Phone Number: 684-3000   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NASDAQ DWSN
   DWSN is expected to report next financial results on March 12, 2024.


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Dawson Geophysical Company Reports Record 2095.331% Revenue Increase in Q2 2023 Despite Declining Industry Trends

The financial results of Dawson Geophysical Company (DWSN) for the second quarter of 2023 have highlighted the company's ability to thrive in a challenging business environment. While the oil and gas production industries have been struggling with declining transactions and diminishing revenue, DWSN has managed to achieve a remarkable year-on-year revenue growth of 2095.331% to reach $20.22 million. However, the company faced a loss of $-0.18 per share.
Financial Performance:
In comparison to the previous reporting season, Dawson Geophysical Company experienced an increased loss from $-0.02 per share. Additionally, the company's revenue tumbled by -31.247% from $29.41 million. Despite these setbacks, DWSN's net loss for the April to June 30, 2023 period improved to $-4.430 million, as compared to a deficit of $-7.678 million during the same reporting season the previous year.

Dawson Geophysical Company

Dawson Geophysical Company's Revenue Skyrockets by 60%, but Investors Beware of Lingering Deficit

Despite Dawson Geophysical Company reporting a significant revenue increase of 60.183% to $29.41 million in the January-March 2023 period, there are several warning signs investors should be wary of.
Firstly, while revenue has risen significantly, the company is still reporting a net deficit of $-0.02 per share which is only a slight improvement from the $-0.10 reported in the previous year's comparable quarter. This indicates that the company is not fully able to capitalize on the increased revenue and is struggling to turn a profit.


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