THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- TETRA Technologies, Inc. ("TETRA" or the "Company") (NYSE:TTI) announced today that as a result of strong performance by the Company's industrial calcium chloride business, strong offshore completion fluids activity and improved Water and Flowback Services margins, net income before taxes and discontinued operations and Adjusted EBITDA are expected be above the guidance range previously provided for the second quarter. TETRA had previously anticipated in the second quarter net income before taxes and discontinued operations to be between $11.5 million and $13.5 million. Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA was previously anticipated to be between $27 million and $30 million. Anticipated Adjusted EBITDA excludes mark-to-market gains or losses from investments and non-recurring charges and expenses.
Revenue is expected to be at the high end of the previously provided guidance range of between $165 million and $175 million.
Further, TETRA expects second quarter cash flow from operating activities and adjusted free cash flow from continuing operations to be meaningfully above that same measure versus the first quarter of 2023. TETRA's results for the second quarter have not been finalized and are subject to any changes which may occur as a result of the finalization of those results that are to be contained in our Report on Form 10-Q to be filed for the second quarter.
Additionally, the second test well TETRA was drilling in the Smackover Formation in Southwest Arkansas has been completed with fluid sampling tests underway. The results from this well will be used to update the previously reported Inferred Resources Study for bromine and lithium. TETRA has also engaged Hargrove and Associates to execute a front-end engineering and design study ("FEED") for a lithium production facility. The lithium plant design will be optimized to share the production wells, injection wells, and pipelines consistent with the previously completed FEED study for the bromine plant, which was completed during the first quarter of 2023.
TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an energy services and solutions company operating on six continents with a focus on bromine-based completion fluids, calcium chloride, water management solutions, frac flowback, and production well testing services. Calcium chloride is used in the oil and gas, industrial, agricultural, road, food, and beverage markets. TETRA is evolving its business model by expanding into the low carbon energy markets with its chemistry expertise, key mineral acreage, and global infrastructure. Low carbon energy initiatives include commercialization of TETRA PureFlow® ultra-pure zinc bromide clear brine fluid that is used for stationary batteries and energy storage; advancing an innovative carbon capture utilization and storage technology with CarbonFree to capture CO2 and mineralize emissions to make commercial, carbon-negative chemicals; and development of TETRA's lithium and bromine mineral acreage to meet the growing demand for oil and gas products and energy storage. Visit the Company's website at www.tetratec.com for more information or connect with us on LinkedIn.
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