HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EXH) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared an initial quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock, a rate of $0.60 per share on an annualized basis, to be paid on March 28, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 14, 2014. It is the Company’s intention to pay regular quarterly cash dividends going forward.
“Over the last three years we have successfully implemented performance improvement initiatives to improve our financial performance, capital position and the stability of our cash flows. The initiation of our dividend program further demonstrates Exterran’s commitment to creating value for stockholders while maintaining financial flexibility to execute our strategic plan, continuing to strengthen our balance sheet and investing for future growth. We believe this action reflects our confidence in the strength and stability of our business and long-term financial position,” said Brad Childers, Exterran Holdings’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
Future amounts and payment dates of quarterly cash dividends will be subject to the determination and approval of the Company’s Board of Directors. The decision by the Board of Directors whether to pay any future dividends and the amount of any such dividends will be based on, among other things, the Company's financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements, restrictions under the Company's existing credit agreement and the requirements of applicable law.
About Exterran Holdings
Exterran Holdings, Inc. is a global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a premier provider of operations, maintenance, service and equipment for oil and gas production, processing and transportation applications. Exterran Holdings serves customers across the energy spectrum—from producers to transporters to processors to storage owners. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Exterran has approximately 10,000 employees and operates in approximately 30 countries. Exterran Holdings owns an equity interest, including all of the general partner interest, in Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EXLP), the leading provider of natural gas contract operations services to customers throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.exterran.com.
All statements in this release (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release) other than historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and factors, many of which are outside Exterran Holdings’ control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: Exterran Holdings’ financial and operational strategies and ability to successfully effect those strategies; Exterran Holdings’ expectations regarding future economic and market conditions; Exterran Holdings’ financial and operational outlook and ability to fulfill that outlook; demand for Exterran Holdings’ products and services and growth opportunities for those products and services; statements relating to the initial dividend and the timing thereof; and Exterran Holdings’ expectations as to the payment of future dividends.
While Exterran Holdings believes that the assumptions concerning future events are reasonable, it cautions that there are inherent difficulties in predicting certain important factors that could impact the future performance or results of its business. Among the factors that could cause results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: local, regional, national and international economic conditions and the impact they may have on Exterran Holdings and its customers; changes in tax laws that impact master limited partnerships; conditions in the oil and gas industry, including a sustained decrease in the level of supply or demand for oil or natural gas or a sustained decrease in the price of oil or natural gas; Exterran Holdings’ ability to timely and cost-effectively execute larger projects; changes in political or economic conditions in key operating markets, including international markets; any non-performance by third parties of their contractual obligations; changes in safety, health, environmental and other regulations; and the performance of Exterran Partners.
These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors, forward-looking statements and challenges and uncertainties described in Exterran Holdings’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and those set forth from time to time in Exterran Holdings’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.exterran.com. Except as required by law, Exterran Holdings expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.