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Friday 16 August, 2019

Hunting PLC

Acquisition of RTI Energy Systems Inc

RNS Number : 3290J
Hunting PLC
16 August 2019

For Immediate Release

16 August 2019







Hunting PLC


("Hunting" or "the Company" or "the Group")


Acquisition of the business and assets of RTI Energy Systems Inc.


Hunting PLC (LSE:HTG), the international energy services group, today announces the completion of the acquisition of the business and assets of RTI Energy Systems Inc. ("RTIES") for a total cash consideration of US$12.5m. The consideration payable has been funded from Hunting's existing cash resources.


RTIES is a leading manufacturer of production riser technologies for deep water applications within the offshore oil and gas industry. RTIES's product portfolio incorporates proprietary technology and know-how which is protected by a number of patents. RTIES is unique within the industry as the only supplier of titanium stress joints, providing a more reliable, compact and lower total cost alternative to flexible joints and steel tapered stress joints. RTIES's customer base includes major exploration and production groups and primary suppliers to the industry. In addition to these product lines, RTIES generates revenue from the fabrication and precision machining of components used in the oil and gas industry, as well as providing inspection and maintenance services for customers. RTIES has historically focused its business on the Gulf of Mexico with its products being used in many deep water and ultra-deep water projects in the region. RTIES is an operating subsidiary of Arconic, Inc., a global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing based in the US.


RTIES operates from a single site facility in Houston, Texas, US, with 87,000 square feet of covered operating floor space, and currently employs 21 personnel. It is anticipated that key members of the senior management team will continue with Hunting.


RTIES is currently loss making as the global offshore drilling market continues its recovery and return to growth. However, given RTIES's product portfolio and market position management are optimistic of securing market opportunities to deliver returns going forward. Hunting's valuation of the balance sheet of RTIES has net assets of approximately $13.0m which underpins the consideration being paid. Based on US GAAP management accounts, for the year ended 31 December 2018, RTIES recorded revenues of $7.1m which generated an operating loss. Historically RTIES has generated profits at good margins and in 2014 and 2013, RTIES recorded revenues of $49.2m and $85.5m respectively.


Commenting on the acquisition, Jim Johnson, Chief Executive said:


"Given the new offshore deep water projects being commissioned within the US, Brazil and Guyana, RTIES, which will sit alongside and complement our Subsea operations, will provide Hunting with an enlarged product offering into the recovering deep water offshore market. The transaction also delivers on our stated strategic goal of targeting investments in differentiated technologies to enhance our value proposition for the offshore oil and gas industry."


For further information please contact:


Hunting PLC

Jim Johnson, Chief Executive

Peter Rose, Finance Director

Tarryn Riley, Investor Relations


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 0123


Ben Romney

Chris Judd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Notes to Editors:


About Hunting PLC


Hunting PLC is an international energy services provider to the world's leading upstream oil and gas companies. Established in 1874, it is a premium listed public company traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Company maintains a corporate office in Houston and is headquartered in London. As well as the United Kingdom, the Company has operations in Canada, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.


The Group reports in US dollars across five segments: Hunting Titan, US, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific.


Hunting PLC's Legal Entity Identifier is 2138008S5FL78ITZRN66.

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