Total Energy Services Inc. Announces Q2 2018 results

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Total Energy Services Inc. (TSX:TOT) (“Total Energy” or the “Company”) announces its consolidated financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Financial Highlights      
({$content}0’s except per share data)      
  Three Months Ended June 30   Six Months Ended June 30
       
    2018   2017   Change     2018   2017   Change
Revenue $    193,823 $   154,922   25 %   $    399,038 $    239,274   67 %
Operating Income (Loss)    3,956    (13,105 ) n/m        11,516    (13,346 ) n/m  
EBITDA (1)    23,226    6,577   253 %      50,881    14,519   250 %
Cashflow    22,472    10,903   106 %      43,621    18,724   133 %
Net Income (Loss)    3,662    (13,141 ) n/m        6,990    (13,994 ) n/m  
Attributable to shareholders   3,829    (11,565 ) n/m        6,993    (12,418 ) n/m  
               
               
Per Share Data (Diluted)              
EBITDA (1) $    0.50 $  0.15   233 %   $   1.10 $  0.39   182 %
Cashflow $    0.49 $    0.25   96 %   $   0.94 $    0.50   88 %
Net Income (Loss) attributable to shareholders $    0.08 $  (0.26 ) n/m     $    0.15 $    (0.33 ) n/m  
               
               
          June 30
2018
December 31
2017
 

Change

Financial Position              
Total Assets         $   1,050,740 $   1,066,781   (2 %)
Long-Term Debt and Obligations Under Finance Leases (excluding current portion)       295,914   257,845    15 %
Working Capital (2)            103,113    54,892   88 %
Net Debt (3)            192,801    202,953   (5 %)
Shareholders’ Equity            551,612    546,574   1 %
               
Common Shares (000’s)(4)              
Basic   46,223   43,718   6 %      46,231    37,617   23 %
Diluted    46,223    43,718    6 %      46,232    37,617   23 %

“n/m” – calculation not meaningful
Notes 1 through 4 please refer to the Notes to the Financial Highlights set forth at the end of this release.

Total Energy’s financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 reflect improving energy service industry conditions in the United States and Australia offset by relative weakness in Canada that was exacerbated by the seasonal decline in activity levels known as “spring break-up.” Operating efficiencies of scale and cost synergies arising from the integration of Savanna Energy Services Corp. (“Savanna”) contributed to a meaningful increase in quarterly EBITDA margins on a year over year basis and a fourth consecutive profitable quarter.

Total Energy’s Contract Drilling Services segment (“CDS”) achieved 15% utilization during the second quarter of 2018, recording 1,593 operating days (spud to rig release) with a fleet of 116 drilling rigs, compared to 2,021 operating days, or 20% utilization, during the second quarter of 2017 with a fleet of 119 drilling rigs. Revenue per operating day for the second quarter of 2018 was ,019. During the second quarter of 2018, the CDS segment had 539 operating days in Canada with a fleet of 85 rigs (7% utilization), 703 days in the United States with a fleet of 26 rigs (30% utilization) and 351 days in Australia with a fleet of 5 rigs (77% utilization). During the second quarter a drilling rig was relocated from Canada to the United States.

The Rental and Transportation Services segment (“RTS”) achieved a utilization rate on major rental equipment of 19% during the second quarter of 2018 as compared to 18% during the second quarter of 2017. Segment revenue per utilized rental piece increased 6% for the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 due to a modest increase in pricing. This segment exited the second quarter of 2018 with approximately 11,000 pieces of major rental equipment (excluding access matting) and 112 heavy trucks as compared to 11,700 rental pieces and 125 heavy trucks at June 30, 2017.

Revenue in the Compression and Process Services segment (“CPS”) increased 61% to 5.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to .4 million for the same period in 2017. This segment exited the second quarter of 2018 with a 6.9 million backlog of fabrication sales orders as compared to 9.3 million at June 30, 2017 and 7.0 million at March 31, 2018. At June 30, 2018, there was 43,800 horsepower in the compression rental fleet, of which approximately 24,800 horsepower was on rent as compared to 19,000 horsepower on rent at June 30, 2017 and 18,500 horsepower at March 31, 2018. The gas compression rental fleet operated at an average utilization rate of 57% during the second quarter of 2018 as compared to 46% during the second quarter of 2017.

Total Energy’s Well Servicing segment (“WS”) generated .5 million of revenue during the second quarter of 2018 on 36,472 service hours, or 4 per service hour, with a fleet of 84 service rigs that were located in Canada (57 rigs), the United States (15 rigs) and Australia (12 rigs). This compares to .9 million of revenue during the second quarter of 2017 on 34,935 service hours, or 9 per service hour. Service rig utilization for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was 25% in Canada, 38% in the United States and 69% in Australia. 

During the second quarter of 2018 Total Energy repurchased 30,936 common shares at an average price (including commissions) of .96 per share pursuant to its normal course issuer bid and declared a quarterly dividend of {$content}.06 per share to shareholders of record on June 30, 2018. This dividend was paid on July 31, 2018. For Canadian income tax purposes, all dividends paid by Total Energy on its common shares are designated as “eligible dividends” unless otherwise indicated.

OUTLOOK

Oil and natural gas industry conditions continued to improve during the second quarter of 2018 with the exception of Canada where spring break up resulted in the usual seasonal decline in activity levels. Current indications are that activity levels will remain relatively strong in the international markets in which Total Energy competes for the near term. Activity levels in Canada have increased following spring break up and are expected to remain consistent with prior year levels in the near term provided oil prices remain stable. The record fabrication sales backlog enjoyed by the CPS segment at June 30, 2018 provides visibility for the remainder of 2018 and into the first quarter of 2019. The sales backlog continues to be driven by the Company’s increasing international business.

Total Energy’s Board of Directors has approved an increase to the Company’s 2018 capital expenditure budget to .0 million. This .0 million increase has been directed primarily to continued growth of the CPS and RTS segments in the United States. To June 30, 2018, .1 million of capital expenditures have been incurred.

Total Energy’s working capital position at June 30, 2018 was 3.1 million, including .4 million of cash and marketable securities. During the second quarter of 2018 Total Energy repaid .5 million principal amount of 7.0% senior unsecured notes previously issued by Savanna plus .3 million of accrued interest thereon with a million draw on the Company’s credit facilities and .8 million of cash on hand. During the first half of 2018, the Company has reduced the principal amount of debt outstanding by .8 million and at June 30, 2018 6.0 million was drawn on the Company’s 5.0 million of revolving bank credit facilities. Total Energy was in compliance with all debt covenants at June 30, 2018 and able to fully draw on the remaining amounts available under its credit facilities. Total Energy’s primary credit facility also provides the Company with the option to increase such facility by million subject to certain terms and conditions including the agreement of the lenders to increase their commitments.

CONFERENCE CALL

At 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) on August 10, 2018 Total Energy will conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss its second quarter financial results. Daniel Halyk, President & Chief Executive Officer, will host the conference call. A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Total’s website at www.totalenergy.ca by selecting “Webcasts”. Persons wishing to participate in the conference call may do so by calling (800) 319-4610 or (416) 915-3239. Those who are unable to listen to the call live may listen to a recording of it on Total Energy’s website. A recording of the conference call will also be available until September 10, 2018 by dialing (855) 669-9658 (passcode 2445).

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Selected financial information relating to the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 is attached to this news release. This information should be read in conjunction with the interim condensed consolidated financial statements of Total Energy and the attached notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis to be issued in due course and reproduced in the Company’s 2018 second quarter report.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)              
    June 30,       December 31,  
    2018       2017  
    (unaudited)       (audited)  
Assets              
Current assets:              
Cash and cash equivalents $   20,069     $   21,154  
Accounts receivable   129,650       150,990  
Inventory   82,268       68,266  
Income taxes receivable   2,524       1,176  
Other assets   4,334       4,631  
Prepaid expenses and deposits   14,993       15,148  
    253,838       261,365  
               
Property, plant and equipment   783,228       793,464  
Income taxes receivable   7,070       7,070  
Deferred tax asset   2,551       829  
Goodwill   4,053       4,053  
  $   1,050,740     $ 1,066,781  
               
Liabilities & Shareholders’ Equity              
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $     113,814     $     108,421  
Deferred revenue   27,907       21,625  
Dividends payable   2,772       2,774  
Current portion of obligations under finance leases   1,818       1,595  
Current portion of long-term debt   4,414       72,058  
    150,725       206,473  
               
Long-term debt   293,441       255,640  
               
Obligations under finance leases   2,473       2,205  
               
Onerous lease liability   1,688       2,734  
               
Deferred tax liability   50,801       53,155  
               
Shareholders’ equity:              
Share capital   290,905       291,317  
Contributed surplus   5,286       4,550  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (6,900 )     (10,194 )
Non-controlling interest   718       1,196  
Retained earnings   261,603       259,705  
    551,612       546,574  
               
  $   1,050,740     $ 1,066,781  

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(in thousands of Canadian dollars except per share amounts)      
(unaudited)      
    Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
      2018     2017     2018     2017  
           
Revenue   $ 193,823   $ 154,922   $ 399,038   $ 239,274  
           
Cost of services     156,362     133,528     320,339     202,243  
Selling, general and administration     14,002     14,633     27,639     22,253  
Share-based compensation     858     255     1,299     484  
Depreciation     18,645     19,611     38,245     27,640  
Operating income (loss)     3,956     (13,105 )   11,516     (13,346 )
           
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment     625     71     1,120     225  
Finance costs     (3,497 )   (6,646 )   (7,353 )   (7,243 )
Net income (loss) before income taxes     1,084     (19,680 )   5,283     (20,364 )
           
Current income tax expense (recovery)     1,939     (229 )   2,774     (4,958 )
Deferred income tax recovery     (4,517 )   (6,310 )   (4,481 )   (1,412 )
Total income tax recovery     (2,578 )   (6,539 )   (1,707 )   (6,370 )
           
Net income (loss) for the period   $ 3,662   $ (13,141 ) $ 6,990   $ (13,994 )
           
Net income (loss) attributable to:          
Shareholders of the Company   $ 3,829   $ (11,565 ) $ 6,993   $ (12,418 )
Non-controlling interest     (167 )   (1,576 )   (3 )   (1,576 )
           
Income (loss) per share          
Basic and diluted   $ 0.08   $ (0.26 ) $ 0.15   $ (0.33 )
           

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(unaudited)    
  Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
Net income (loss) for the period $   3,662   $ (13,141 ) $   6,990   $ (13,994 )
                         
Changes in fair value of long-term investment       395         665  
Realized gain on long-term investment       (665 )       (665 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment   144     (4,775 )   3,699     (4,751 )
Deferred tax effect   (13 )   1,319     (405 )   1,283  
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period   131     (3,726 )   3,294     (3,468 )
Total comprehensive income (loss) $   3,793   $ (16,867 ) $  10,284   $ (17,462 )
                         
Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:                        
Shareholders of the Company $   3,960   $ (15,291 ) $   10,287   $ (15,886 )
Non-controlling interest   (167 )   (1,576 )   (3 )   (1,576 )

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)    
(unaudited)    
  Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
    2018     2017     2018     2017  
                         
Cash provided by (used in):                        
                         
Operations:                        
Net income (loss) for the period $   3,662   $ (13,141 ) $  6,990   $ (13,994 )
Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:                        
Depreciation   18,645     19,611     38,245     27,640  
Share-based compensation   858     255     1,299     484  
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   (625 )   (71 )   (1,120 )   (225 )
Finance costs   3,497     6,957     7,128     7,554  
Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign currencies translation   (525 )   4,511     (3,092 )   4,696  
Current income tax expense (recovery)   1,939     (229 )   2,774     (4,958 )
Deferred income tax recovery   (4,517 )   (6,310 )   (4,481 )   (1,412 )
Income taxes paid   (462 )   (680 )   (4,122 )   (1,061 )
Cashflow   22,472     10,903     43,621     18,724  
Changes in non-cash working capital items:                        
Accounts receivable   19,178     27,555     20,867     16,592  
Inventory   (4,428 )   1,465     (14,002 )   5,436  
Prepaid expenses and deposits   (2,308 )   (4,998 )   1,072     (6,166 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   2,674     (818 )   8,324     1,419  
Onerous leases   (142 )   (43 )   (1,045 )   (43 )
Deferred revenue   4,889     11,223     6,282     4,024  
Cash provided by operating activities   42,335     45,287     65,119     39,986  
Investing:                        
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (13,472 )   (10,504 )   (21,077 )   (13,432 )
Acquisitions       (13,030 )       (26,830 )
Cash acquired       16,167         16,167  
Proceeds on sale of other assets           227     115  
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment   864     111     2,103     1,028  
Changes in non-cash working capital items   (578 )   550     (2,019 )   (213 )
Cash used in investing activities   (13,186 )   (6,706 )   (20,766 )   (23,165 )
Financing:                        
Advances on long-term debt   50,000     204,000     50,000     204,000  
Repayment of long-term debt   (68,661 )   (205,419 )   (79,843 )   (205,898 )
Loans collected       2,997          
Repayment of obligations under finance leases   (539 )   (497 )   (1,068 )   (944 )
Dividends to shareholders   (2,701 )   (2,331 )   (5,475 )   (4.187 )
Issuance of common shares       2,289         2,289  
Repurchase of common shares   (597 )       (597 )    
Partnership distributions   (475 )       (475 )    
Interest paid   (5,510 )   (11,421 )   (7,980 )   (11,885 )
Decrease in bank indebtedness       (12,087 )        
Cash used in financing activities   (28,483 )   (22,469 )   (45,438 )   (16,625 )
                         
Change in cash and cash equivalents   666     16,112     (1,085 )   196  
                         
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   19,403         21,154     15,916  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $   20,069   $ 16,112   $   20,069   $ 16,112  


SEGMENTED INFORMATION

The Company provides a variety of products and services in the oil and natural gas industry through five reporting segments, which operate substantially in three geographic segments. These reporting segments are Contract Drilling Services, which includes the contracting of drilling equipment and the provision of labour required to operate the equipment, Rentals and Transportation Services, which includes the rental and transportation of equipment used in drilling, completion and production operations, Compression and Process Services, which includes the fabrication, sale, rental and servicing of natural gas compression and oil and natural gas process equipment and Well Servicing, which includes the contracting of service rigs and the provision of labour required to operate the equipment. Corporate includes activities related to the Company’s corporate and public issuer affairs.

As at and for the three months ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

  Contract Rentals and Compression Well Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process Servicing    
  Services Services Services      
                                     
Revenue $ 38,263   $ 14,882   $ 105,153   $ 35,525   $   $ 193,823  
                                     
Cost of services   31,474     10,195     88,886     25,807         156,362  
Selling, general and administration   2,096     3,281     3,584     1,060     3,981     14,002  
Share-based compensation                   858     858  
Depreciation   7,401     4,375     1,815     5,036     18     18,645  
Operating income (loss)   (2,708 )   (2,969 )   10,868     3,622     (4,857 )   3,956  
                                     
Gain (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment   77     311     238     (1 )       625  
Finance costs   (34 )   (25 )   (11 )   (37 )   (3,390 )   (3,497 )
                                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (2,665 )   (2,683 )   11,095     3,584     (8,247 )   1,084  
                                     
Goodwill       2,514     1,539           4,053  
Total assets   440,103     238,414     208,471     140,518     23,234     1,050,740  
Total liabilities   54,376     36,651     88,987     3,172     315,942     499,128  
Capital expenditures $ 5,448   $ 3,027   $ 3,407   $ 1,583   $ 7   $ 13,472  

Three months ended June 30, 2018 Canada United States Australia Other Total
                     
Revenue $ 88,244 $ 62,773 $ 42,806 $ –  $ 193,823
Non-current assets (2)   543,091   157,785   86,405   –    787,281


As at and for the three months ended June 30, 2017 (unaudited)

  Contract Rentals and Compression Well Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process Servicing    
  Services Services Services      
             
Revenue $ 41,304   $ 13,377   $ 65,356   $ 34,885 $   $ 154,922  
             
Cost of services   41,283     9,204     57,196     25,845       133,528  
Selling, general and administration   3,129     2,910     2,002     1,580   5,012     14,633  
Share-based compensation                 255     255  
Depreciation   7,507     4,869     1,812     4,574   849     19,611  
Operating income (loss)   (10,615 )   (3,606 )   4,346     2,886   (6,116 )   (13,105 )
             
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment       71               71  
Finance costs   (97 )   (176 )   (92 )     (6,281 )   (6,646 )
             
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (10,712 )   (3,711 )   4,254     2,886   (12,397 )   (19,680 )
             
Goodwill       2,514     1,539           4,053  
Total assets   440,920     237,074     168,260     138,581   68,467     1,053,302  
Total liabilities   51,704     45,440     54,456     9,917   344,380     505,897  
Capital expenditures(1) $ 4,779   $ 3,283   $ 1,418   $ 333 $ 691   $ 10,504  

Three months ended June 30, 2017 Canada United States Australia Other Total
           
Revenue $ 89,724 $ 35,589 $ 29,609 $ 154,922
Non-current assets (2)   586,699   144,493   100,129   831,321


As at and for the six months ended June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

  Contract Rentals and Compression Well Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process Services    
  Services Services Services      
                                     
Revenue $ 99,243   $ 37,194   $ 190,271   $ 72,330   $   $ 399,038  
                                     
Cost of services   80,993     24,020     163,182     52,144         320,339  
Selling, general and administration   4,449     7,220     6,283     2,237     7,450     27,639  
Share-based compensation                   1,299     1,299  
Depreciation   15,590     8,942     3,591     10,086     36     38,245  
Operating income (loss)   (1,789 )   (2,988 )   17,215     7,863     (8,785 )   11,516  
                                     
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment   127     362     238     393         1,120  
Finance costs   (27 )   (56 )   (20 )   (78 )   (7,172 )   (7,353 )
                                     
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (1,689 )   (2,682 )   17,433     8,178     (15,957 )   5,283  
                                     
Goodwill       2,514     1,539             4,053  
Total assets   440,103     238,414     208,471     140,518     23,234     1,050,740  
Total liabilities   54,376     36,651     88,987     3,172     315,942     499,128  
Capital expenditures $ 8,460   $ 5,148   $ 5,201   $ 2,261   $ 7   $ 21,077  

Six months ended June 30, 2018 Canada United States Australia Other Total
           
Revenue $ 192,435 $   129,872 $   76,731 $   –  $   399,038
Non-current assets (2)   543,091     157,785   86,405     787,281


As at and for the six months ended June 30, 2017 (unaudited)

  Contract Rentals and Compression Well Corporate Total
  Drilling Transportation and Process Servicing    
  Services Services Services      
Revenue $ 48,000   $ 30,933   $ 125,456   $ 34,885 $   $ 239,274  
                                   
Cost of services   46,096     19,630     110,672     25,845       202,243  
Selling, general and administration   3,650     5,960     3,788     1,580   7,275     22,253  
Share-based compensation                 484     484  
Depreciation   9,524     9,029     3,645     4,574   868     27,640  
Operating income (loss)   (11,270 )   (3,686 )   7,351     2,886   (8,627 )   (13,346 )
                                   
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment       195     30           225  
Finance costs   (188 )   (357 )   (187 )     (6,511 )   (7,243 )
Net income (loss) before income taxes   (11,458 )   (3,848 )   7,194     2,886   (15,138 )   (20,364 )
                                   
Goodwill       2,514     1,539             4,053  
Total assets   440,920     237,074     168,260     138,581   68,467     1,053,302  
Total liabilities   51,704     45,440     54,456     9,917   344,380     505,897  
Capital expenditures(1) $ 5,241   $ 4,701   $ 2,466   $ 333 $ 691   $ 13,432  

Six months ended June 30, 2017 Canada United States Australia Other Total
           
Revenue $ 159,682 $ 44,053 $ 35,528 $ 11 $ 239,274
Non-current assets (2)   586,699   144,493   100,129     831,321

(1) Does not include the acquisition of Savanna
(2) Includes property, plant and equipment and goodwill.

Total Energy Services Inc. is a growth oriented energy services corporation involved in contract drilling services, rentals and transportation services, the fabrication, sale, rental and servicing of natural gas compression and oil and natural gas process equipment and well servicing. The common shares of Total Energy are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol TOT. 

For further information, please contact Daniel Halyk, President & Chief Executive Officer at (403) 216-3921 or Yuliya Gorbach, Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer at (403) 216-3920 or by e-mail at: investorrelations@totalenergy.ca or visit our website at www.totalenergy.ca

Notes to the Financial Highlights

  (1)  EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is equal to net loss before income taxes plus finance costs plus depreciation. EBITDA is not a recognized measure under IFRS. Management believes that in addition to net loss, EBITDA is useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company’s primary business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed, amortized or how the results are taxed in various jurisdictions as well as the cash generated by the Company’s primary business activities without consideration of the timing of the monetization of non-cash working capital items. Readers should be cautioned, however, that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net loss determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of Total Energy’s performance. Total Energy’s method of calculating EBITDA may differ from other organizations and, accordingly, EBITDA may not be comparable to measures used by other organizations.

  (2)  Working capital equals current assets minus current liabilities. 

  (3)  Net Debt equals long-term debt plus obligations under finance leases plus current liabilities minus current assets. 

  (4)  Basic and diluted shares outstanding reflect the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the periods. See note 6 to the Company’s Interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements which may contain words such as “could”, “should”, “expect”, “believe”, “will” and similar expressions and statements relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions and expectations of management of Total Energy as at the effective date of such statements and, in some cases, information supplied by third parties. Although Total Energy believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and that information received from third parties is reliable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements concerning industry activity levels, expectations regarding Total Energy’s market share and future compression and process production activity, Total Energy’s expectations of future interest rates and its corresponding ability to realize substantial interest expense savings, expectations as to the Company’s ability to realize cost efficiencies and synergies arising from the acquisition of Savanna as well as other expected benefits of the acquisition. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and factors including fluctuations in the market for oil and natural gas and related products and services, political and economic conditions, central bank interest rate policy, the demand for products and services provided by Total Energy, Total Energy’s ability to attract and retain key personnel and other factors. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Total Energy to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Reference should be made to Total Energy’s most recently filed Annual Information Form and other public disclosures (available at www.sedar.com) for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

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