Mammoth Energy Wanders into Non-Shale Work in Puerto Rico

Oilfield services company (OFS) Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Last time we checked in on the company was over a year ago. At that time MDN reported that Mammoth, a relatively new company formed in 2014, had bought itself a pair of sand mines (see OFS Mammoth Energy Buys Second Sand Co. to Keep on Frackin’). But something happened last year that escaped our notice. Mammoth is not only in the OFS line of work, they also do electrical transmission and distribution (“T&D”) work. Following last year’s disaster when Hurricane Maria devastated the Puerto Rico, Mammoth was hired to help rebuild the electric utility infrastructure on the island. The way we were alerted to Mammoth’s extracurricular activity in Puerto Rico was in spotting a Seeking Alpha investor article. The article (below) takes the approach that Mammoth’s stock value is overinflated by 50% due to the contract they have in Puerto Rico. The author says, rightly, that Mammoth is mainly an OFS company. He thinks when the Puerto Rico work is done, the underlying “weak” OFS customer base won’t be enough to keep Mammoth profitable. We don’t necessarily agree with his views about the company (although it wouldn’t hurt our feelings if Mammoth shed its T&D business). The author is an investor and is “short” on Mammoth, meaning he owns securities that bet on the price of Mammoth’s stock going down. The reason we bring you the following article is because it contains a lot of information about Mammoth–a still small but rapidly growing, and increasingly important, OFS company operating in our region…
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OFS Mammoth Energy Buys Second Sand Co. to Keep on Frackin’

Oilfield services company (OFS) Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Last week MDN reported that Mammoth, a new company formed in 2014 (but growing rapidly), had bought itself a sand mine/processing plant (Taylor Frac) in an effort to keep Mammoth’s fracking crews stocked with frack sand (see OFS Mammoth Buys Sand Co. to Ensure Steady Supply for Fracking). A couple of days later Mammoth did it again–purchasing a second sand mine (Chieftain Sand and Proppant) with twice the capacity. And they picked it up on the cheap, in a bankruptcy auction for $35 million…
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OFS Mammoth Buys Sand Co. to Ensure Steady Supply for Fracking

Oilfield services company (OFS) Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Mammoth offers services like “completion and production services, natural sand proppant services, contract land and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services.” Mammoth is a baby company, formed in 2014, but growing rapidly. The company booked $243 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 30, 2016 (see Mammoth Energy 3Q16: “Intense Fracs” in Utica Shale). OFS companies like Mammoth do a lot of fracking. Lately there has been talk and concern that there won’t be enough frack sand to meet all of the increasing demand (see Go Pound Sand, Please! Proppant Shortage on the Way?). Mammoth wants to reassure its customers that it will have plenty of sand for fracking–so it just went out and bought its own sand mine! Yesterday Mammoth announced it has cut a deal to buy Taylor Frac, which owns a 0.7 million ton per year sand mine and processing plant. In addition, Mammoth cut a deal to buy Stingray Energy Services and Stingray Cementing, which offer services in fresh water transfer, equipment rental, re-fueling and cementing, primarily in the Marcellus/Utica region. Here’s the lowdown on the baby Mammoth that’s growing up rapidly…
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Mammoth Energy 3Q16: “Intense Fracs” in Utica Shale

mammothlogoOilfield services company Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Mammoth offers services like “completion and production services, natural sand proppant services, contract land and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services.” Mammoth is a baby company, formed in 2014, but already booking $243 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 30th. In October, Mammoth announced an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise roughly $150 million (see Utica Oilfield Services Co. Mammoth Energy Floats ~$150M IPO). “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” as the old saying goes. The IPO didn’t perform as well as hoped, bringing in only $112 million (see Mammoth IPO Not So Mammoth After All – Priced at Low End). Yesterday Mammoth issued its third quarter 2016 update. There is a (very) brief bullet point talking about activity in the Utica Shale…
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Mammoth IPO Not So Mammoth After All – Priced at Low End

mammothlogoTwo weeks ago MDN brought you news that oilfield services company Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, with operations in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin, was floating a new initial public offering (see Utica Oilfield Services Co. Mammoth Energy Floats ~$150M IPO). The IPO, relatively small by most measures (hoping to raise ~$150 million) was closely watched because it’s one of the few new IPOs in the oil and gas sector this year. The IPO is done and the stock has begun to trade. How did they do? Mammoth targeted $15-$18 per share. They settled for the low-end $15/share. And after the trading began, the stock sank…
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Utica Oilfield Services Co. Mammoth Energy Floats ~$150M IPO

mammothlogoOilfield services company Mammoth Energy Services, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, operates in both the Utica Shale and Permian Basin. Mammoth offers services like “completion and production services, natural sand proppant services, contract land and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services.” Mammoth is a baby company, formed in 2014, but already booking $243 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 30th. Mammoth announced yesterday an initial public offering (IPO) of stock, which will trade under the ticker TUSK (keeping with the theme of a woolly mammoth–clever). The company plans to raise between $128-$169 million (call it $150M) by offering 7.75 million shares. What is noteworthy is that this is one of the very few new IPOs to be offered this year in the o&g sector…
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