Deep Down, Inc. an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, report net income of $1.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013, an improvement of $0.4 million from the second quarter of 2012.
Revenues increased by $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year quarter. The increase of 16 percent in revenues occurred primarily due to increased demand by our customers for our technologically innovative solutions as a result of our consistently successful project execution.
Gross profit increased by $0.6 million to $3.5 million, or 38 percent of revenues, in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year quarter. Gross profit of 38 percent of revenues is consistent with our expectations for the second quarter of 2013.
Operating expenses increased by $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year quarter. The slight increase was due primarily to increased lease costs associated with our new facility.
The Company's management evaluates its financial performance based on a non-GAAP measure, Modified EBITDA, which consists of earnings (net income or loss) available to common shareholders before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash and non-recurring charges.
Modified EBITDA increased by $0.3 million to $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the prior-year quarter. The increase in Modified EBITDA is due primarily to increased gross profit before depreciation expense of $0.7 million, partially offset by increased selling, general and administrative expenses before amortization of share-based compensation of $0.4 million.
Deep Down, Inc. is an oilfield services company serving the worldwide offshore exploration and production industry. Deep Down's proven services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads (LSFL), installation buoyancy, ROVs and tooling, marine vessel automation, control, and ballast systems.