Smart Sand Hits Higher Revenues for First Quarter

Smart Sand Inc. announced results for the first quarter 2022. Revenues were $41.6 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $35.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and $27.5 million in the first quarter of 2021. Revenues increased in the first quarter, compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, primarily due to higher sand sales revenues resulting from higher in-basin sales volumes, higher shortfall revenue and a higher average sales price for its sand. The increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to the first quarter of 2021, was also primarily due to an increase in total volumes sold and higher average sales prices.

Tons sold were approximately 852,000 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to approximately 872,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 760,000 tons in the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of 2% and increase of 12%, respectively. Sales volumes were down slightly sequentially due primarily to weather and logistical issues the company experienced early in the first quarter and were up year-over-year primarily due to increased market activity. Smart Sand expects the market to continue to improve in 2022.

Charles Young, Smart Sand’s chief executive officer, stated, “While we faced operational and logistical challenges due to weather and rail supply chain issues during the quarter, we were able to deliver solid sales volumes of 852,000 tons, which were in line with our fourth quarter 2021 results. We ended the quarter strong with our March sales volumes equaling approximately 43% of total sales volumes in the quarter. Market activity continues to improve. We currently expect our sales volumes to be up at least 25% in the second quarter from first quarter levels. Revenue, net loss, contribution margin and adjusted EBITDA improved compared to fourth quarter 2021 results and we expect this trend to continue. We will continue to stay focused on increasing the utilization of our asset base, managing our operating costs and improving our operating and financial results.”

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