DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/14/12 -- ENSERVCO Corporation (OTCQB: ENSV) (OTCBB: ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Revenue in the quarter increased to $9.5 million from $9.3 million in the first quarter last year. The improvement was due to a $3.8 million, or 212%, increase in revenue from the Company's Rocky Mountain service region, which benefited from the recent opening of operations centers in Killdeer, North Dakota and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Despite the improvement in total revenue, management said top-line results were well below expectations due to record warm winter weather that persisted in the northern half of the United States during most of the first quarter, limiting demand for the Company's core frac heating and hot oiling services. While the warm weather restricted demand in North Dakota and Wyoming, the impact was most pronounced in ENSERVCO's Northeast service territory, where revenue declined by approximately $3.4 million, or 72%, versus the first quarter last year. Throughout the quarter, the Company continued to redeploy assets from Pennsylvania to its new service territories, which traditionally experience much longer winters and lower average annual temperatures.

First quarter revenue from well enhancement services (frac heating, acidizing and hot oiling) increased 10% to $7.3 million from $6.7 million in the first quarter last year. Revenue from fluid management services (water hauling/disposal and frac tank rentals) declined 11% to $2.1 million from $2.4 million in the comparable year-ago quarter.

Gross margin was 30% versus 37% in the 2011 first quarter. The decline was principally due to higher labor costs associated with the addition of seasonal drivers/operators in anticipation of a normal heating season, which did not materialize.

Operating income was $557,000 versus $1.6 million in the first quarter a year ago. The decline was primarily due to a 17% decrease in gross profit and a 21% increase in general and administrative expenses associated with the expansion of the Company's administrative and management staff. ENSERVCO also incurred higher non-cash expenses associated with stock option grants versus the 2011 first quarter.

Net income in the first quarter was $278,000, or $0.01 per share, versus net income of $885,000, or $0.04 per share, in the same period a year ago. First quarter adjusted EBITDA* was $2.0 million versus $2.8 million in the same quarter last year.

Management Commentary"Despite the weather-related drop in demand for our heating services, our first quarter was marked by several developments that should position the Company for growth throughout the balance of fiscal 2012," said Rick Kasch, president and CFO. "In re-deploying many of our service assets into our Rocky Mountain territories, we have built a larger presence in a region focused more on oil production than natural gas, and where our customers' rig counts and exploration efforts continue to increase.

"Moreover, fracking techniques in the Bakken and Niobrara shale formations often require frac fluids to be heated to much higher temperatures than in eastern formations such as the Marcellus Shale. Under normal weather conditions, the heating season in our Rocky Mountain territories can last up to 10 months out of the year. This means that in 2012 and beyond, our traditionally slower second and third quarters should be stronger than in years past."

Kasch said temperatures across some of ENSERVCO's Rocky Mountain territories returned to more normal ranges late in the first quarter, and the Company has therefore seen an improvement in demand that has continued into the second quarter.

Kasch added, "We have made inroads on numerous new business opportunities in recent months. Many exploration and production companies have begun to streamline their vendor lists, and given the master service agreements we hold with a number of major E&Ps, we are well positioned to expand our existing relationships. We hope to provide more detail on our customer expansion initiatives later in the second quarter."

"In light of these and other growth opportunities, we anticipate our most significant near-term challenge will be equipment constraints," Kasch added. "We are in discussions with potential funding sources that could help us finance the expansion of our service vehicle fleet and pursue other growth initiatives."

About ENSERVCOThrough its various operating subsidiaries, ENSERVCO has rapidly emerged as one of the energy service industry's leading providers of hot oiling, acidizing, frac heating and fluid management services. The Company owns and operates a fleet of more than 245 specialized trucks, trailers, frac tanks and related well-site equipment. ENSERVCO operates in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and West Virginia. ENSERVCO became a public company in July 2010 as a result of a merger transaction involving Aspen Exploration Corporation. Additional information about the Company is available at

*Note on non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release and the accompanying tables include a discussion of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures provided as a complement to the results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The term "EBITDA" refers to a financial measure that we define as earnings plus or minus net interest plus taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA excludes from EBITDA stock-based compensation and, when appropriate, other items that management does not utilize in assessing ENSERVCO's operating performance (as further described in the attached financial schedules). None of these non-GAAP financial measures are recognized terms under GAAP and do not purport to be an alternative to net income as an indicator of operating performance or any other GAAP measure. We have reconciled Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income in the Consolidated Statements of Operations table at the end of this release.

We intend to continue to provide these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our future earnings discussions and, therefore, the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures will provide consistency in our financial reporting.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains information that is "forward-looking" in that it describes events and conditions ENSERVCO reasonably expects to occur in the future. Expectations for the future performance of ENSERVCO are dependent upon a number of factors, and there can be no assurance that ENSERVCO will achieve the results as contemplated herein. Certain statements contained in this release using the terms "may," "expects to," and other terms denoting future possibilities, are forward-looking statements. The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to a variety of risks, which are beyond ENSERVCO's ability to predict, or control and which may cause actual results to differ materially from the projections or estimates contained herein. Among these risks are those set forth in a Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2012. It is important that each person reviewing this release understand the significant risks attendant to the operations of ENSERVCO. ENSERVCO disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.

                                                    ENSERVCO Condensed
                                                 Statements of Operations

                                                For the Three Months Ended
                                                         March 31,
                                                    2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------
Revenues                                       $   9,537,994  $   9,261,521

Cost of Revenue                                    6,676,684      5,797,434
                                               -------------  -------------

Gross Profit                                       2,861,310      3,464,087
                                               -------------  -------------

Operating Expenses
  General and administrative expenses                903,360        748,904
  Depreciation and amortization                    1,401,192      1,080,607
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total operating expenses                     2,304,552      1,829,511
                                               -------------  -------------

Income from Operations                               556,758      1,634,576
                                               -------------  -------------

Other Expense
  Interest expense                                  (209,741)      (180,311)
  Loss on disposals of equipment                           -        (44,286)
  Gain on sale of investments                         11,762              -
  Other income                                        58,464          4,744
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total other expense                           (139,515)      (219,853)
                                               -------------  -------------

Income Before Income Tax Expense                     417,243      1,414,723

Income Tax Expense                                   139,356        529,635
                                               -------------  -------------

Net Income                                     $     277,887  $     885,088
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Other Comprehensive Income
  Unrealized loss on available-for-sale
   securities, net of tax                            (21,215)       (81,344)
                                               -------------  -------------

Comprehensive Income                           $     256,672  $     803,744
                                               =============  =============
Earnings per Common Share
  Income per Common Share - Basic              $        0.01  $        0.04
  Income per Common Share - Diluted            $        0.01  $        0.04

Basic weighted average number of common shares
 outstanding                                      21,778,866     21,778,866
  Add: Dilutive shares assuming exercise of
   options and warrants                            1,240,747        618,940
Diluted weighted average number of common
 shares outstanding                               23,019,613     22,397,806
Net Income                                     $     277,887  $     885,088
  Interest expense                                   209,741        180,311
  Income tax expense                                 139,356        529,635
  Depreciation and amortization                    1,401,192      1,080,607
                                               -------------  -------------
    EBITDA                                     $   2,028,176  $   2,675,641
Add (Deduct):
  Stock-based compensation                            44,636         49,681
  Loss on disposals of equipment                           -         44,286
  Gain on sale of investments                        (11,762)             -
  Other income                                       (58,464)        (4,744)
                                               -------------  -------------
    ADJUSTED EBITDA                            $   2,002,586  $   2,764,864
                                               =============  =============
                                                    ENSERVCO Condensed
                                                      Balance Sheets

                                                 March 31,     December 31,
                                               -------------  -------------
                                                    2012           2011
                                               -------------  -------------

Current Assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $     919,393  $     417,005
  Accounts receivable, net                         6,145,192      4,505,254
  Marketable securities                               69,429        150,793
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets          814,334        593,291
  Inventories                                        578,285        549,432
  Deferred tax asset                                  22,044        187,170
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total current assets                         8,548,677      6,402,945

Property and Equipment, net                       15,252,590     15,171,870
Non-Competition Agreements, net                      120,000        180,000
Goodwill                                             301,087        301,087
Other Assets                                         140,635         64,770
                                               -------------  -------------

TOTAL ASSETS                                   $  24,362,989  $  22,120,672
                                               =============  =============

Current Liabilities
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     $   3,704,776  $   2,954,687
  Line of credit borrowings                        2,988,227      2,263,227
  Current portion of long-term debt                3,825,657      3,867,658
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total current liabilities                   10,518,660      9,085,572
                                               -------------  -------------

Long-Term Liabilities
  Deferred rent payable                               21,748         22,044
  Subordinated debt - related party                1,477,760      1,477,760
  Long-term debt, less current portion             8,567,984      8,020,435
  Deferred income taxes, net                         348,155        387,487
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total long-term liabilities                 10,415,647      9,907,726
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total liabilities                           20,934,307     18,993,298
                                               -------------  -------------

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders' Equity
  Common and preferred stock. $.005 par value
    Authorized: 100,000,000 common shares and
     10,000,000 preferred shares
    Issued: 21,882,466 common shares and -0-
     preferred shares
    Treasury Stock: 103,600 common shares
    Issued and outstanding: 21,778,866 common
     shares and -0- preferred shares
  each at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011       108,894        108,894
  Additional paid-in-capital                       6,157,310      6,112,674
  Accumulated deficit                             (2,839,380)    (3,117,267)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income               1,858         23,073
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total stockholders' equity                   3,428,682      3,127,374
                                               -------------  -------------

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     $  24,362,989  $  22,120,672
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CONTACT:Geoff High
Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.