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Revenues up 15% to $120.9 million

EPS at break-even, excluding legal accrual

HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today reported second quarter 2013 revenues of $120.9 million, a 15% increase from revenues of $105.2 million in second quarter 2012.  During the quarter, the Company increased its legal accrual related to the WesternGeco legal matter, resulting in a negative non-cash impact to its reported results.  Including the legal accrual, ION reported a net loss of $(71.1) million, or $(0.45) per diluted share, in the second quarter.  Excluding the legal accrual, net income was $0.4 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to net income of $12.0 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in second quarter 2012.  Second quarter operating results were impacted by approximately $6 million of cost overruns on a GeoVentures® project, a loss from the INOVA Geophysical joint venture of $(4.7) million, and a loss from the GeoRXT joint venture of $(1.6) million, collectively resulting in $(0.07) impact to the Company’s diluted earnings per share.  Adjusted EBITDA was $31.8 million compared to $33.9 million in the second quarter 2012.

Brian Hanson, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Overall, the first half of the year was challenging.  While our first half revenues were up 16%, our operating margins were down due to cost overruns as we completed acquisition on our first 3D marine program.  The pipeline of new venture programs looks solid but is heavily weighted toward the back half of the year.  Once again, we are acquiring data in the Arctic, and our land ResSCAN™ programs are gearing up this coming quarter.  As a result, we have only spent about 25% of our planned 2013 Cap Ex budget in the first half of the year.  Our data processing business again generated record revenues, driven by strong demand in Europe, the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico, and continued demand for our broadband processing solution, WiBand™.  Our systems and software businesses are being pressured by consolidation in the towed steamer market and a reduction in seabed contractors, with RXT’s recent filing for bankruptcy.  We expect to see modest improvements in these areas of our business over the back half of the year.

“While we’ve not increased our ownership interest in GeoRXT, we remain highly committed to entering the seabed seismic market through a service model.  The seabed market continues to expand, and our leading Calypso™ seabed technology will help us capitalize on this growth.  In the last quarter alone, we saw approximately $350 million of contracts being awarded to seabed contractors.  We also recently announced a strategic alliance with Polarcus to jointly develop, execute and market 3D multi-client programs globally.  This alliance will leverage the complementary strengths of our two companies, Polarcus’ world-class seismic fleet to acquire data, and petroleum system insights into key basins derived from our 2D BasinSPAN™ data library, to locate and design surveys that address specific geological challenges.  We believe together we will provide E&P companies a differentiated 3D seismic offering as they look to move from gaining an early exploration understanding of basins, in front of licensing rounds, to later-stage exploration.

“Regarding the increase in our legal accrual, as we previously disclosed in our June 8-K filing, the trial court entered an order rejecting the jury’s findings of willfulness and denying WesternGeco’s motion for willfulness and enhanced damages, but also denying our challenges to the jury’s infringement findings and the jury’s damages amount.  When preparing our financials for the second quarter, we analyzed the order and all other developments in the case at the trial court level and concluded it was appropriate to increase our accrual and record a non-cash charge to cover the jury’s damages amount, court costs, and estimates of potential supplemental damages and interest.  After a final judgment in the case is entered by the trial court, we’ll appeal the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.   It will take some time to pursue the appeal, but we still believe that we will ultimately prevail in the case.” 

SECOND QUARTER 2013

Total revenues increased 15% to $120.9 million, compared to $105.2 million in the second quarter 2012.  Solutions and Systems segment revenues increased 23% and 5%, respectively, whereas Software segment revenues declined by 19%.

Solutions segment revenues increased to $88.6 million, compared to $72.0 million in second quarter 2012, driven by a 25% growth in multi-client revenues and a 20% growth in data processing revenues.  Data library sales declined 3%, impacted by delays in licensing rounds offshore Tanzania and Greenland, and a smaller than expected licensing round in the pre-salt region of Brazil.    

Systems segment sales increased to $23.8 million compared to $22.8 million in second quarter 2012.  Software segment sales declined to $8.4 million from $10.4 million, primarily related to a decline in Orca® and Gator® revenues. 

Consolidated gross margins were 30%, compared to 44% in second quarter 2012. The gross margin decrease was driven primarily by cost overruns associated with the recently completed multi-quarter 3D marine program as mentioned above, combined with the decline in Software segment revenues and a decline in Systems segment gross margins due to changes in the mix of products sold during the quarter.  Second quarter operating margins were 6%, compared to 12% in second quarter 2012. 

The Company’s equity investments include its 49% interest in INOVA Geophysical and its 30% interest in GeoRXT.  The Company accounts for its 49% interest in INOVA on a one fiscal quarter-lag basis.  As a result, the Company’s share of INOVA’s first quarter 2013 financial results is included in the Company’s second quarter results.  See the attached financial tables for the summarized first quarter financial results of INOVA.   During the second quarter, the Company recognized losses on its INOVA equity investment of $(4.7) million, compared to earnings of $3.8 million for the prior year period, resulting primarily from a 61% decline in revenues. This decline was attributable to a reduction in vibrator truck sales and reduced revenues from rental equipment.  Additionally, during the second quarter 2013, the Company recorded losses on its GeoRXT equity investment of $(1.6) million

In May 2013, the Company issued $175 million of 8.125% senior secured second priority notes due in 2018 in a private offering.   A portion of the proceeds from the offering was used to pay down $97.3 million of outstanding indebtedness under the Company’s total available credit facility of $175.0 million.  As of June 30, 2013, the Company had full availability under its $175.0 million credit facility.   As a result of the issuance of the senior notes, the Company’s interest expense increased to $2.8 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $1.4 million for the prior year period.   The Company’s total cash and cash equivalents were $109.5 million as of June 30, 2013.  

YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

Total revenues increased 16% to $250.7 million compared to $216.9 million for the same period in 2012.   Solutions segment revenues increased 29% to $177.8 million, primarily as a result of data processing expansion and continued acquisition of the Company’s 3D marine program.    

Systems segment revenues decreased by 6%, primarily due to lower marine positioning equipment sales and a decline in land sensor sales.   Software segment revenues decreased by 11% due to a decline in Orca and Gator revenues.

Consolidated gross margins decreased to 29% compared to 40% in the first half of 2012 due to the 3D program cost overruns, the revenue decline in the Software segment and the mix of product sales in the Systems segment. 

Consolidated operating margins decreased to 3% from 11% in the same period of 2012.  The operating margin deterioration was caused primarily by the gross margin deterioration as explained above, in addition to bad debt expenses of $2.9 million reflected in first quarter 2013. 

The Company recognized losses on its INOVA equity investment of $(2.9) million compared to earnings of $6.2 million for the prior year period, attributable primarily to a 29% sales decline year-over-year.  Additionally, the Company recorded losses on its GeoRXT equity investment of $(2.3) million

Including the legal accrual, the Company reported a net loss of $(69.6) million, or $(0.44) per diluted share.  Excluding the legal accrual, the Company reported net income of $1.9 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $20.3 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the first six months of 2012.  

OUTLOOK

Greg Heinlein, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, commented,  “We continued to deliver solid revenue growth in the second quarter but struggled with cost overruns on acquisition of our first 3D marine survey, which we completed in early July.  Over the program life, the project was profitable.  Our recently announced strategic alliance with Polarcus for 3D multi-client surveys, which will combine our geophysical expertise with Polarcus’ fleet of advanced, high-performance vessels, solidifies our commitment to growing our portfolio of 3D programs over time.

“Looking ahead to the second half of 2013, new venture program investments will be more weighted than recent years toward the back half of the year, with full year spending now expected to be in the range of $120 million to $140 million.  This revision from previous guidance of $140 million to $160 million reflects delays in some of our land programs into 2014.  Our data processing business remains healthy; however, we may experience a delay in recognizing a portion of revenue in the third quarter related to the renewal of a significant customer contract later this year.  Our Systems and Software segment results for the first half of the year were impacted by customer consolidation in the towed streamer market.  In the second half of 2013, we expect modest sequential improvements.  We estimate that INOVA’s second quarter income from operations, impacting our third quarter results, will be in the range of $2 million to $3 million.

“Finally, we continue to view our seabed technology as an important strategic growth driver for ION and have maintained our interest in the seabed joint venture at 30% to ensure that our go-to-market strategy optimizes our return on investment in Calypso.  It’s more likely that our first Calypso array sale will be in 2014.”

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time that will include a slide presentation to be posted in the Investor Relations section of the ION website by 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.  To participate in the conference call, dial 480-629-9643 at least 10 minutes before the call begins and ask for the ION conference call. 

A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends and will be accessible until August 22, 2013.  To access the replay, dial 303-590-3030 and use pass code 4633237#.

Investors, analysts and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live over the Internet by visiting www.iongeo.com.  An archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on the Company’s website. 

About ION

ION Geophysical Corporation is a leading provider of geophysical technology, services, and solutions for the global oil & gas industry. ION’s offerings are designed to allow E&P companies to obtain higher resolution images of the subsurface to reduce the risk of exploration and reservoir development, and to enable seismic contractors to acquire geophysical data safely and efficiently. Additional information about ION is available at www.iongeo.com

Contact
Greg Heinlein
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
+1.281.552.3011

The information included herein contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements may include future sales, earnings and market growth, timing of sales, future liquidity and cash levels, future estimated revenues and earnings, sales expected to result from backlog, benefits expected to result from the INOVA Geophysical and GeoRXT joint ventures and related transactions, expected outcome of litigation and other statements that are not of historical fact.  Actual results may vary materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  These risks and uncertainties include risks associated with litigation, including the lawsuit brought by WesternGeco; the timing and development of the Companys products and services and market acceptance of the Companys new and revised product offerings; the operation of the INOVA Geophysical and GeoRXT joint ventures; the Companys level and terms of indebtedness; competitors product offerings and pricing pressures resulting therefrom; the relatively small number of customers that the Company currently relies upon; the fact that a significant portion of the Companys revenues is derived from foreign sales; that sources of capital may not prove adequate; the Companys inability to produce products to preserve and increase market share; collection of receivables; and technological and marketplace changes affecting the Companys product lines.  Additional risk factors, which could affect actual results, are disclosed by the Company from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed during 2013.

Tables to follow

 

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Service revenues

$

89,603

$

72,844

$

179,552

$

139,478

Product revenues

31,312

32,370

71,100

77,446

   Total net revenues

120,915

105,214

250,652

216,924

Cost of services

66,965

43,321

136,238

90,727

Cost of products

17,332

15,950

42,839

39,098

   Gross profit

36,618

45,943

71,575

87,099

Operating expenses:

Research, development and engineering

9,087

10,306

18,377

18,032

Marketing and sales

8,968

8,654

16,948

16,071

General, administrative and other operating expenses

11,793

14,011

27,557

28,381

   Total operating expenses

29,848

32,971

62,882

62,484

Income from operations

6,770

12,972

8,693

24,615

Interest expense, net

(2,756)

(1,364)

(3,822)

(2,882)

Equity in earnings (losses) of investments

(6,338)

3,777

(5,222)

6,245

Other income (expense), net

(107,118)

895

(106,091)

209

   Income (loss) before income taxes

(109,442)

16,280

(106,442)

28,187

Income tax expense (benefit)

(38,705)

4,184

(37,504)

7,629

   Net income (loss)

(70,737)

12,096

(68,938)

20,558

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(59)

281

17

394

   Net income (loss) attributable to ION

(70,796)

12,377

(68,921)

20,952

Preferred stock dividends

338

338

676

676

   Net income (loss) applicable to common shares

$

(71,134)

$

12,039

$

(69,597)

$

20,276

Net income (loss) per share:

   Basic

$

(0.45)

$

0.08

$

(0.44)

$

0.13

   Diluted

$

(0.45)

$

0.08

$

(0.44)

$

0.13

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

   Basic

156,910

155,631

156,689

155,587

   Diluted

156,910

162,575

156,689

162,594

 

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

June 30,
2013

December 31,
2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

109,501

$

60,971

Accounts receivable, net

92,712

127,136

Unbilled receivables

98,944

89,784

Inventories

79,495

70,675

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

20,294

25,605

      Total current assets

400,946

374,171

Deferred income tax asset

81,961

28,414

Property, plant, equipment and seismic rental equipment, net

40,001

33,772

Multi-client data library, net

227,139

230,315

Equity method investments

77,654

73,925

Goodwill

53,991

55,349

Intangible assets, net

12,992

14,841

Other assets

15,731

9,796

      Total assets

$

910,415

$

820,583

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt

$

4,388

$

3,496

Accounts payable

29,996

28,688

Accrued expenses

87,600

124,095

Accrued multi-client data library royalties

24,284

26,300

Deferred revenue

18,566

26,899

      Total current liabilities

164,834

209,478

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

179,319

101,832

Other long-term liabilities

132,339

8,131

      Total liabilities

476,492

319,441

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

2,229

2,123

Equity:

Cumulative convertible preferred stock

27,000

27,000

Common stock

1,570

1,564

Additional paid-in capital

853,575

848,669

Accumulated deficit

(429,218)

(360,297)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(15,124)

(11,886)

Treasury stock

(6,565)

(6,565)

      Total stockholders’ equity

431,238

498,485

Noncontrolling interests

456

534

      Total equity

431,694

499,019

      Total liabilities and equity

$

910,415

$

820,583

 

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 (Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(68,938)

$

20,558

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by operating activities:

      Depreciation and amortization (other than multi-client data library)

8,302

6,825

      Amortization of multi-client data library

36,679

38,918

      Stock-based compensation expense

3,831

2,992

      Equity in (earnings) losses of investments

5,222

(6,245)

      Gain on sale of cost-method investment

(3,591)

      Accrual for loss contingency related to legal proceedings

110,000

      Deferred income taxes

(48,627)

(2,225)

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

      Accounts receivable

34,259

61,701

      Unbilled receivables

(9,160)

(32,300)

      Inventories

(8,993)

(5,447)

      Accounts payable, accrued expenses and accrued royalties

(26,487)

9,041

      Deferred revenue

(8,242)

(6,176)

      Other assets and liabilities

4,026

(1,912)

            Net cash provided by operating activities  

28,281

85,730

Cash flows from investing activities:

      Investment in multi-client data library

(33,503)

(52,581)

      Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(8,963)

(4,890)

      Investment in seismic rental equipment

(1,384)

      Investment in and advances to GeoRXT

(9,500)

      Proceeds from sale of investment

4,150

      Maturity of short-term investments

20,000

      Investment in convertible note

(2,000)

(1,000)

      Other investing activities

76

            Net cash used in investing activities

(49,740)

(39,855)

Cash flows from financing activities:

      Proceeds from issuance of notes

175,000

      Payments under amended revolving line of credit

(97,250)

(1,000)

      Borrowings under amended revolving line of credit

98,250

      Repayment of term loan

(98,250)

      Payments on long-term debt

(1,815)

(2,081)

      Cost associated with issuance of notes

(6,731)

      Cost associated with debt amendment

(1,313)

      Payment of preferred dividends

(676)

(676)

      Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1,972

317

      Other financing activities

302

(101)

            Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

70,802

(4,854)

Effect of change in foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(813)

(141)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

48,530

40,880

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

60,971

42,402

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

109,501

$

83,282

 

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUMMARY OF SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net revenues:                          

Solutions:

New Venture

$

33,249

$

21,544

$

81,685

$

50,538

Data Library

21,521

22,235

30,969

32,503

      Total multi-client revenues

54,770

43,779

112,654

83,041

Data Processing

33,849

28,190

65,135

55,055

Total

$

88,619

$

71,969

$

177,789

$

138,096

Systems:

Towed Streamer

$

12,570

$

13,727

$

26,119

$

29,531

Ocean Bottom

383

1,616

7,148

5,135

Other

10,895

7,476

22,428

24,859

Total

$

23,848

$

22,819

$

55,695

$

59,525

Software:

Software Systems

$

7,464

$

9,551

$

15,405

$

17,921

Services

984

875

1,763

1,382

Total

$

8,448

$

10,426

$

17,168

$

19,303

Total

$

120,915

$

105,214

$

250,652

$

216,924

Gross profit:

Solutions

$

21,890

$

28,904

$

42,087

$

47,889

Systems

8,802

9,234

17,182

25,046

Software

5,926

7,805

12,306

14,164

Total

$

36,618

$

45,943

$

71,575

$

87,099

Gross margin:

Solutions

25%

40%

24%

35%

Systems

37%

40%

31%

42%

Software

70%

75%

72%

73%

Total

30%

44%

29%

40%

Income from operations:

Solutions

$

11,021

$

17,434

$

18,378

$

27,040

Systems

1,504

995

2,438

9,735

Software

4,955

6,879

10,116

12,361

Corporate and other

(10,710)

(12,336)

(22,239)

(24,521)

Total

$

6,770

$

12,972

$

8,693

$

24,615

Operating margin:

Solutions

12%

24%

10%

20%

Systems

6%

4%

4%

16%

Software

59%

66%

59%

64%

Corporate and other

(9)%

(12)%

(9)%

(11)%

Total

6%

12%

3%

11%

 

 

INOVA GEOPHYSICAL EQUIPMENT LIMITED

SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

The Company accounts for its 49% interest in INOVA Geophysical as an equity method investment and records its share of earnings and losses of INOVA Geophysical on a one fiscal quarter lag basis. The following table reflects the summarized financial information for INOVA Geophysical for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 and the six-month periods from October 1 to March 31, 2013 and 2012:

Three months ended March 31,

Six-Month Period from October 1
through March 31

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net revenues

$

22,095

$

56,779

$

81,706

$

115,777

Gross profit

$

1,808

$

19,502

$

14,135

$

33,466

Income (loss) from operations

$

(8,511)

$

8,910

$

(8,761)

$

15,419

Net income (loss)

$

(9,772)

$

8,654

$

(6,030)

$

14,371

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income (Loss)

(Non-GAAP Measure)

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

The term Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and other similar non-cash charges including, without limitation, equity in (earnings) losses of investments and accrual for loss contingency related to legal proceedings. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles and should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for net income (loss) or cash flow measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or as a measure of profitability or liquidity. Additionally, Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The Company has included Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental disclosure because its management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information regarding our ability to service debt and to fund capital expenditures and provides investors a helpful measure for comparing its operating performance with the performance of other companies that have different financing and capital structures or tax rates.

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net income (loss)

$

(70,737)

$

12,096

$

(68,938)

$

20,558

Interest expense, net

2,756

1,364

3,822

2,882

Income tax expense (benefit)

(38,705)

4,184

(37,504)

7,629

Depreciation and amortization expense

22,189

20,033

44,981

45,743

Equity in (earnings) losses of investments

6,338

(3,777)

5,222

(6,245)

Accrual for loss contingency related to legal proceedings

110,000

110,000

Adjusted EBITDA

$

31,841

$

33,900

$

57,583

$

70,567

 

Reconciliation of Special Item to Diluted Earnings per Share

(Non-GAAP Measure)

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

The financial results are reported in accordance with GAAP. However, management believes that certain non-GAAP performance measures may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. One such non-GAAP financial measure is income from operations or net income (loss) excluding certain charges or amounts. This adjusted income amount is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for income from operations, net income (loss) or other income data prepared in accordance with GAAP. See the table below for supplemental financial data and the corresponding reconciliation to GAAP financials for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013:

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

As Reported

Loss Contingency Accrual1

As Adjusted

Net revenues

$

120,915

$

120,915

Cost of sales

84,297

84,297

Gross profit

36,618

36,618

Operating expenses

29,848

29,848

Income from operations

6,770

6,770

Interest expense, net

(2,756)

(2,756)

Equity in earnings (losses) of investments

(6,338)

(6,338)

Other income (expense), net

(107,118)

110,000

2,882

Income tax expense (benefit)

(38,705)

38,500

(205)

Net income (loss)

(70,737)

71,500

763

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(59)

(59)

Net income (loss) attributable to ION

(70,796)

71,500

704

Preferred stock dividends

338

338

Net income (loss) applicable to common shares

$

(71,134)

$

71,500

$

366

Net income (loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.45)

$

0.00

Diluted

$

(0.45)

$

0.00

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

156,910

156,910

Diluted

156,910

157,580

1

Represents ION’s loss contingency accrual related to the WesternGeco legal proceedings.

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

As Reported

Loss Contingency Accrual1

As Adjusted

Net revenues

$

250,652

$

250,652

Cost of sales

179,077

179,077

Gross profit

71,575

71,575

Operating expenses

62,882

62,882

Income from operations

8,693

8,693

Interest expense, net

(3,822)

(3,822)

Equity in earnings (losses) of investments

(5,222)

(5,222)

Other income (expense), net

(106,091)

110,000

3,909

Income tax expense (benefit)

(37,504)

38,500

996

Net income (loss)

(68,938)

71,500

2,562

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

17

17

Net income (loss) attributable to ION

(68,921)

71,500

2,579

Preferred stock dividends

676

676

Net income (loss) applicable to common shares

$

(69,597)

$

71,500

$

1,903

Net income (loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.44)

$

0.01

Diluted

$

(0.44)

$

0.01

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

Basic

156,689

156,689

Diluted

156,689

157,448

1

Represents ION’s loss contingency accrual related to the WesternGeco legal proceedings.

SOURCE ION Geophysical Corporation