Forum Energy Technologies Announces Effect of Hurricane Harvey, Updates Third Quarter 2017 Guidance

HOUSTON--()--Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) announced today that its third quarter results were adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage in Texas and Louisiana. Forum was impacted by temporarily idled facilities and operations directly related to Harvey, which resulted in foregone revenue and under-absorption of manufacturing costs. The company also experienced the indirect effect of customer, supplier and logistical delays.

“We were fortunate that none of our facilities received significant damage, and all were fully operational by the end of the third quarter. We are also pleased that customer demand remains strong, as orders in the third quarter were up from the prior quarter.”

Based on currently available information including the direct and indirect impacts of Hurricane Harvey, the company now expects third quarter revenue of approximately $200 million and a net loss of approximately $0.20 per diluted share in the third quarter 2017. Excluding approximately $0.10 per share of special items for taxes, restructuring charges, transaction expenses and foreign exchange loss, the adjusted net loss is expected to be approximately $0.10 per diluted share.

Prady Iyyanki, Forum’s CEO, commented, “We were fortunate that none of our facilities received significant damage, and all were fully operational by the end of the third quarter. We are also pleased that customer demand remains strong, as orders in the third quarter were up from the prior quarter.”

The company will provide an update on its third quarter 2017 earnings conference call to be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Forum Energy Technologies is a global oilfield products company, serving the drilling, subsea, completions, production and infrastructure sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company's products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. Forum is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe. For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com.

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mark.traylor@f-e-t.com
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