Superior Drilling Products Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2016 Revenue

VERNAL, Utah, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Drilling Products, Inc. (NYSE MKT:SDPI) (“SDP” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of drilling tool technologies, today announced preliminary unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016, which ended December 31, 2016. The Company plans to report its fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2016 on March 10, 2017.

Preliminary revenue in the 2016 fourth quarter was approximately $2.2 to $2.3 million, similar to the trailing third quarter which had revenue of $2.26 million. The prior year’s fourth quarter had revenue of $2.73 million. Revenue for the full-year 2016 was approximately $7 million. Preliminary results are subject to change pending the completion of the Company’s annual financial audit.

Troy Meier, Chairman and CEO of Superior Drilling Products, noted, "We had a strong second half to 2016 as the sales of our flagship tool, the Drill-N-Ream®, gained greater recognition in the marketplace, thanks to the excellent efforts of our channel partner. The rig count continues to build, providing wind to our back, as the reputation of the Drill-N-Ream and its capabilities support our expanding market share. Our tool is being standardized on the fleets of premier operators and that is driving the interests of others in the field. As a result, we believe that we are entering 2017 in a much better position than last year.”

Divesture of Non-Core Real Estate and Debt Reduction

SDP also announced the sale of non-core real estate property on February 9, 2017, for net proceeds of $2.5 million. The property had been appraised in November 2016 at $2.5 million and at the time had a net asset value of $3.3 million. As a result, a $0.8 million valuation allowance adjustment was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2016. The cash received from the sale was used to pay down the $2.5 million outstanding related loan balance for the property, reducing total debt to approximately $14.2 million and eliminating about $0.22 million in annual debt service.

The property was purchased by Superior Auto Body and Paint, LLC (“SABP”), an entity in which the Meiers have a direct ownership interest, in a related-party transaction.

Teleconference and Webcast

On March 10, 2017, the Company will release its complete financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 and host a conference call and webcast. The call/webcast will be held at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time) and can be accessed on the phone at (201) 689-8470 or at the company’s website: A telephonic replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. MT (3:00 p.m. ET) the day of the teleconference until Friday, March 17, 2017. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter conference ID number 13653292, or access the webcast replay via the Company’s website at, where a transcript will be posted once available.

About Superior Drilling Products, Inc.
Superior Drilling Products, Inc. is an innovative, cutting-edge drilling tool technology company providing cost saving solutions that drive production efficiencies for the oil and natural gas drilling industry. The Company designs, manufactures, repairs, sells and rents drilling tools. SDP drilling solutions include the patented Drill-N-Ream® well bore conditioning tool and the patented StriderTM Drill String Oscillation System. In addition, SDP is a manufacturer and refurbisher of PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) drill bits for a leading oil field services company. SDP operates a state-of-the-art drill tool fabrication facility, manufacturing for its customer’s custom products and solutions for the drilling industry. The Company’s strategy is to leverage its technological expertise in drill tool technology and innovative, precision machining to broaden its drill tool technology offerings for exploration and production companies, oilfield services companies and rental tool companies.

Additional information about the Company can be found at its website:

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