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Rex Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Operational and Financial Results

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rex Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:REXX) announced its fourth quarter and full year 2015 operational and financial results.

Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Operating revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended December 31, 2015 were $34.5 million, which represents a decrease of 51% as compared to the same period in 2014. Commodity revenues, including settlements from derivatives, were $50.2 million, a decrease of 38% as compared to the comparable period in 2014. Commodity revenues from oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs), including settlements from derivatives, represented 51% of total commodity revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Lease operating expense (LOE) from continuing operations was $28.7 million, or $1.68 per Mcfe for the quarter, a 2% decrease on per unit basis compared to the same period in 2014. Cash general and administrative (G&A) expenses from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, were $4.3 million, or $0.25 per Mcfe for the fourth quarter of 2015, a 40% decrease on a per unit basis as compared to the same period in 2015.

Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was $100.5 million, or $1.85 per basic share. Adjusted net loss, a non-GAAP measure, for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was $10.7 million, or $0.20 per share.

EBITDAX from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, was $16.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Full Year 2015 Financial Results

Operating revenues from continuing operations for the full year 2015 were $172.0 million, which represents a decrease of 42% from 2014 operating revenues. Commodity revenues, including settlements from derivatives, were $226.8 million, a decrease of 25% from full year 2014. Commodity revenues from oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs), including settlements from derivatives, represented 49% of total commodity revenues for the full year 2015.

LOE from continuing operations was $119.0 million, or $1.66 per Mcfe for 2015. This represents a 7% decrease on a per unit basis as compared to the full year 2014.

Cash general and administrative (G&A) expenses from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, were $23.0 million, or $0.32 per Mcfe for the full year 2015, which represents a 41% decrease on a per unit basis as compared to full year 2014.

Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders for full year 2015 was $372.9 million, or $6.85 per basic share. Adjusted net loss, a non-GAAP measure, for full year 2015 was $42.5 million, or $0.78 per share.

EBITDAX from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, was $84.9 million for full year 2015, a decrease of 51% from full year 2014.

Reconciliations of adjusted net income to GAAP net income, EBITDAX to GAAP net income and G&A to cash G&A for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, as well as a discussion of the uses of each measure, are presented in the appendix of this release.

Production Update

Fourth quarter 2015 production volumes were 186.1 MMcfe/d, a decrease of 4% from the third quarter of 2015 and 5% from the fourth quarter of 2014, consisting of 113.5 MMcf/d of natural gas and 12.1 Mboe/d of oil and NGLs (including 4.5 Mbbls/d of ethane). Oil and NGLs accounted for 39% of net production during the fourth quarter. For full year 2015, production volumes increased by 27% over 2014 to 195.8 MMcfe/d, consisting of 122.2 MMcf/d of natural gas and 12.3 Mboe/d of oil and NGLs (including 3.6 Mbbls/d of ethane). Oil and NGLs accounted for 38% of net production during 2015.

Full Year 2015 Capital Investments

For the full year 2015, the company made operational capital investments of approximately $184.0 million, of which $171.0 million was used to fund Marcellus and Ohio Utica operations and $13.0 million was used to fund conventional drilling, water flood enhancement and facility upgrades in the Illinois Basin. The Marcellus and Ohio Utica capital investments funded the drilling of 34.0 gross (16.9 net) wells, fracture stimulation of 39.0 gross (18.6 net) wells, placing 33.0 gross (17.6 net) wells into sales and other projects related to drilling and completing wells in the Appalachian Basin.

In the first half of 2016, pursuant to the terms of the respective joint development agreements, the company anticipates that it will receive approximately $18.5 million from ArcLight and approximately $20.0 million from Benefit Street Partners, L.L.C. related to reimbursements on capital investments made in 2015.

Investments for leasing and property acquisition were $20.7 million and capitalized interest was $7.7 million for full year 2015. Capital expenditures related to Keystone Clearwater Services, which was divested in the third quarter of 2015, were $8.6 million.

Operational Update

Note: Unless specifically stated otherwise in this operational update, all numbers are gross and all well results assume full ethane recovery.

Appalachian Basin – Legacy Butler Operated Area

In the Legacy Butler Operated Area, the company drilled 11.0 gross (5.6 net) wells in 2015, with 23.0 gross (10.5 net) wells fracture stimulated and 26.0 gross (12.6 net) wells placed into sales. The company had no wells drilled and awaiting completion as of December 31, 2015.

Appalachian Basin – Moraine East Area

In the Moraine East Area, the company drilled 16.0 gross (8.0 net) wells in 2015, with 12.0 gross (7.8 net) wells fracture stimulated. The company had four gross (2.6 net) wells drilled and awaiting completion as of December 31, 2015. During the first quarter of 2016, the company placed 12.0 gross (7.8 net) wells into sales in conjunction with the commissioning of the Moraine East gathering and transportation system. The company continues to be encouraged by the preliminary results of the wells and will provide updated sales rates following the commissioning of the high pressure line in the second quarter of 2016.

Appalachian Basin – Warrior North Prospect – Carroll County, Ohio

In the Warrior North Prospect, the company drilled six gross (6.0 net) wells in 2015, with three gross (2.1 net) wells fracture stimulated. The company has three gross (1.1 net) wells drilled and awaiting completion and three gross (1.1 net) wells awaiting pipeline connection as of December 31, 2015. In addition, the company completed one gross (one net) well during the first quarter of 2016. The company placed the four completed wells into sales during the first quarter of 2016 and expects to provide an update with its first quarter 2016 earnings release.

First Quarter and Full Year 2016 Guidance

Rex Energy is providing its guidance for the first quarter of 2016 ($ in millions). For full year 2016, the company expects production growth of 5% - 10%.

1Q2016Full Year 2016
Production~ 200 MMcfe/d--
Lease Operating Expense$29.0 - $31.0 million--
Cash G&A$5.1 - $6.1 million--
Operational Capital Expenditures(1)--$15.0 - $40.0 million
(1) Land acquisition expense and capitalized interest are not included in the operational capital expenditures budget

Management will provided an update on its operations and financial initiatives on its first quarter 2016 conference call.

About Rex Energy Corporation

Headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, Rex Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins within the United States. The company's strategy is to pursue its higher potential exploration drilling prospects while acquiring oil and natural gas properties complementary to its portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, statements made in this release, including those relating to the timing and nature of development plans; drilling and completion schedules; anticipated fracture stimulation activities; expected dates for placement of wells into sales; timing of reimbursements from joint development parties; and our financial guidance for first quarter and full year 2016 plans are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as "expected", "expects", "scheduled", "planned", "plans", "anticipates" or similar words. These statements are based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and anticipated future developments, as well as other factors believed to be appropriate. We believe these statements and the assumptions and estimates contained in this release are reasonable based on information that is currently available to us. However, management's assumptions and the company's future performance are subject to a wide range of business risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, and we cannot assure that the company can or will meet the goals, expectations, and projections included in this release. Any number of factors could cause our actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in our forward looking statements, including (without limitation):

  • economic conditions in the United States and globally;
  • domestic and global demand for oil, NGLs and natural gas;
  • volatility in oil, NGL, and natural gas pricing;
  • new or changing government regulations, including those relating to environmental matters, permitting, or other aspects of our operations;
  • the geologic quality of the company's properties with regard to, among other things, the existence of hydrocarbons in economic quantities;
  • uncertainties inherent in the estimates of our oil and natural gas reserves;
  • our ability to increase oil and natural gas production and income through exploration and development;
  • drilling and operating risks;
  • the success of our drilling techniques in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs;
  • the success of the secondary and tertiary recovery methods we utilize or plan to employ in the future;
  • the number of potential well locations to be drilled, the cost to drill them, and the time frame within which they will be drilled;
  • the ability of contractors to timely and adequately perform their drilling, construction, well stimulation, completion and production services;
  • the availability of equipment, such as drilling rigs, and infrastructure, such as transportation, pipelines, processing and midstream services;
  • the effects of adverse weather or other natural disasters on our operations;
  • competition in the oil and gas industry in general, and specifically in our areas of operations;
  • changes in our drilling plans and related budgets;
  • the success of prospect development and property acquisition;
  • the success of our business and financial strategies, and hedging strategies;
  • conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets and their effect on us;
  • the adequacy and availability of capital resources, credit, and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity; and
  • uncertainties related to the legal and regulatory environment for our industry, and our own legal proceedings and their outcome.

The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Further information on the company's risks and uncertainties is available in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

REX ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
($ in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)
ASSETS December 31, 2015 December 31, 2014
Current Assets
Cash and Cash Equivalents $1,091 $17,978
Accounts Receivable 19,483 43,936
Taxes Receivable 18 504
Short-Term Derivative Instruments 34,260 29,265
Inventory, Prepaid Expenses and Other 3,829 3,403
Assets Held for Sale -- 34,257
Total Current Assets 58,681 129,343
Property and Equipment (Successful Efforts Method)
Evaluated Oil and Gas Properties 1,239,430 1,079,039
Unevaluated Oil and Gas Properties 262,992 322,413
Other Property and Equipment 40,112 46,361
Wells and Facilities in Progress 144,556 127,655
Pipelines 14,024 15,657
Total Property and Equipment 1,701,114 1,591,125
Less: Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (699,899) (366,917)
Net Property and Equipment 1,001,215 1,224,208
Deferred Financing Costs and Other Assets - Net 16,544 17,070
Equity Method Investments -- 17,895
Long-Term Derivative Instruments 9,534 4,904
Long-Term Deferred Tax Asset 12,532 8,301
Total Assets $1,098,506 $1,401,721
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable $37,874 $53,340
Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt 590 1,176
Accrued Liabilities 44,326 59,478
Short-Term Derivative Instruments 2,486 421
Current Deferred Tax Liability 12,532 8,301
Liabilities Related to Assets Held for Sale -- 25,115
Total Current Liabilities 97,808 147,831
8.875% Senior Notes Due 2020 350,000 350,000
6.25% Senior Notes Due 2022 325,000 325,000
Premium on Senior Notes, Net 2,344 2,725
Senior Secured Line of Credit and Long-Term Debt 111,528 251
Long-Term Derivative Instruments 5,556 2,377
Other Deposits and Liabilities 3,156 4,018
Future Abandonment Cost 42,883 38,146
Total Liabilities $938,275 $870,348
Stockholders’ Equity
Preferred Stock, $.001 par value per share, 100,000 shares authorized and 16,100 issued and outstanding on December 31, 2015 and 2014. $1 $1
Common Stock, $.001 par value per share, 100,000,000 shares authorized and 55,741,229 shares issued and outstanding on December 31, 2015 and 54,174,763 shares issued and outstanding on December 31, 2014 54 54
Additional Paid-In Capital 623,863 617,826
Accumulated Deficit (463,687) (90,749)
Rex Energy Stockholders’ Equity 160,231 527,132
Noncontrolling Interests of Discontinued Operations -- 4,241
Total Stockholders’ Equity 160,231 531,373
Total Liabilities and Owners’ Equity $1,098,506 $1,401,721


REX ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In Thousands, Except per Share Data)
For the Three Months Ended
December 31,
For the Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
OPERATING REVENUE
Oil, Natural Gas and NGL Sales$34,514 $70,219 $171,951 $297,869
Other Revenue 12 26 42 118
TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE 34,526 70,245 171,993 297,987
OPERATING EXPENSES
Production and Lease Operating Expense 28,689 30,945 118,999 100,282
General and Administrative Expense 5,928 8,958 29,435 36,137
(Gain) Loss on Disposal of Assets (12) 176 (477) 644
Impairment Expense 81,098 132,577 345,775 132,618
Exploration Expense 769 4,556 3,011 9,446
Depreciation, Depletion, Amortization and Accretion 21,956 28,016 104,744 94,467
Other Operating Expense (Income) 291 131 5,595 134
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES 138,719 205,359 607,082 373,728
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (104,193) (135,114) (435,089) (75,741)
OTHER EXPENSE
Interest Expense (11,709) (11,741) (47,806) (36,977)
Gain on Derivatives, Net 14,689 36,561 60,176 38,876
Other Income (Expense) (234) 74 (115) 90
Loss on Equity Method Investments -- (203) (411) (813)
TOTAL OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) 2,746 24,691 11,844 1,176
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAX (101,447) (110,423) (423,245) (74,565)
Income Tax Benefit 3,574 41,026 24,227 26,915
NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (97,873) (69,397) (399,018) (47,650)
Income (Loss) From Discontinued Operations, Net of Income Taxes (164) 767 37,985 5,000
NET LOSS (98,037) (68,630) (361,033) (42,650)
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests -- 699 2,245 4,039
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO REX ENERGY (98,037) (69,329) (363,278) (46,689)
Preferred Stock Dividends 2,415 2,335 9,660 2,335
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS$(100,452) $(71,664) $(372,938) $(49,024)
Earnings per common share:
Basic – Net Loss From Continuing Operations Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders$(1.85) $(1.35) $(7.51) $(0.94)
Basic – Net Income From Discontinued Operations Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders 0.00 0.00 0.66 0.02
Basic – Net Loss Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders$(1.85) $(1.35) $(6.85) $(0.92)
Basic – Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding 54,342 53,261 54,392 53,150
Diluted – Net Loss From Continuing Operations Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders$(1.85) $(1.35) $(7.51) $(0.94)
Diluted – Net Income From Discontinued Operations Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders 0.00 0.00 0.66 0.02
Diluted – Net Loss Attributable to Rex Energy Common Shareholders$(1.85) $(1.35) $(6.85) $(0.92)
Diluted – Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding 54,342 53,261 54,392 53,150


REX ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Three Months Ending Year Ending
December 31, December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Oil, Natural Gas, NGL and Ethane sales (in thousands):
Oil and condensate sales $8,962 $22,019 $47,312 $97,426
Natural gas sales 15,083 29,119 83,140 126,500
Natural gas liquid sales (C3+) 7,917 16,731 32,789 69,626
Ethane sales 2,552 2,350 8,710 4,317
Cash-settled derivatives:
Crude oil 3,054 2,707 11,860 1,085
Natural gas 9,323 3,181 32,573 1,637
Natural gas liquids (C3+) 3,204 4,291 10,143 3,247
Ethane 110 -- 283 --
Total oil, gas, NGL and Ethane sales including cash settled derivatives $50,205 $80,398 $226,810
$303,838
Production during the period:
Oil and condensate (Bbls) 241,063 332,749 1,132,118 1,141,106
Natural gas (Mcf) 10,446,423 11,329,490 44,606,753 37,011,177
Natural gas liquids (C3+) (Bbls) 454,963 488,753 2,026,321 1,531,131
Ethane (Bbls) 416,496 294,810 1,319,582 551,315
Total (Mcfe)1 17,121,555 18,027,362 71,474,879 56,352,489
Production – average per day:
Oil and condensate (Bbls) 2,620 3,617 3,102 3,126
Natural gas (Mcf) 113,548 123,147 122,210 101,400
Natural gas liquids (C3+) (Bbls) 4,945 5,313 5,552 4,195
Ethane (Bbls) 4,527 3,204 3,615 1,510
Total (Mcfe)a 186,104 195,951 195,822 154,386
Average price per unit:
Realized crude oil price per Bbl – as reported $37.18 $66.17 $41.79 $85.38
Realized impact from cash settled derivatives per Bbl 12.67 8.14 10.48 0.95
Net realized price per Bbl $49.85 $74.31 $52.27 $86.33
Realized natural gas price per Mcf – as reported $1.44 $2.57 $1.86 $3.42
Realized impact from cash settled derivatives per Mcf 0.89 0.28 0.73 0.04
Net realized price per Mcf $2.33 $2.85 $2.59 $3.46
Realized natural gas liquids (C3+) price per Bbl – as reported $17.40 $34.23 $16.18 $45.47
Realized impact from cash settled derivatives per Bbl 7.04 8.78 5.12 2.12
Net realized price per Bbl $24.44 $43.01 $21.30 $47.59
Realized ethane price per Bbl – as reported $6.13 $7.97 $6.60 $7.83
Realized impact from cash settled derivatives per Bbl 0.26 -- 0.03 --
Net realized price per Bbl $6.39 $7.97 $6.63 $7.83
LOE/Mcfe $1.68 $1.72 $1.66 $1.78
Cash G&A/Mcfe $0.25 $0.42 $0.32 $0.54
1 Oil and natural gas liquids are converted at the rate of one barrel of oil equivalent to six Mcfe.


REX ENERGY CORPORATION
COMMODITY DERIVATIVES – HEDGE POSITION AS OF 3/14/2016
2016 2017
Oil Derivatives (Bbls)
Swap Contracts
Volume 60,000(1) --
Price$ 44.00 $ --
Collar Contracts
Volume 499,500 --
Ceiling$ 51.80 $ --
Floor$ 38.77 $ --
Collar Contracts with Short Puts
Volume 245,000 --
Ceiling$ 49.18 $ --
Floor$ 40.92 $ --
Short Put$ 30.82 $ --
Put Spread Contracts
Volume 120,000 --
Floor$ 65.00 $ --
Short Put$ 50.00 $ --
Natural Gas Derivatives (Mcf)
Swap Contracts
Volume 18,170,000(2) 3,060,000(3)
Price$ 3.30 $ 3.92
Swaption Contracts
Volume 1,200,000 --
Price$ 3.15 $ --
Put Spread
Volume 5,570,000 --
Floor$ 3.47 $ --
Short Put$ 2.82 $ --
Collar Contracts with Short Puts
Volume 17,500,000 16,300,000
Ceiling$ 3.85 $ 3.89
Floor$ 3.05 $ 3.02
Short Put$ 2.34 $ 2.33
Call Contracts
Volume -- 13,679,900
Ceiling$ -- $ 4.70
Call Contracts
Volume 3,900,000 --
Ceiling$ 3.32 $ --
Floor$ 2.82 $ --
Natural Gas Liquids (Bbls)
Swap Contracts
Propane (C3)
Volume 759,000 312,000
Price$ 21.84 $ 18.06
Butane (C4)
Volume 156,000 108,000
Price$ 28.31 $ 23.94
Isobutane (IC4)
Volume 84,000 48,000
Price$ 28.60 $ 24.02
Natural Gasoline (C5+)
Volume 324,000 --
Price$ 52.79 $ --
Ethane
Volume 240,000 --
Price$ 8.82 $ --
Natural Gas Basis (Mcf)
Swap Contracts
Dominion Appalachia
Volume 22,852,000 10,755,000
Price$ (0.89)$ (0.79)
Texas Gas Zone 1
Volume -- 14,600,000
Price$ -- $ (0.13)
NYMEX Heating Oil (Gallon)
Swap Contracts
Volume 12,000 --
Price$ 2.00 $ --
(1) Includes 60,000 Bbls of enhanced swaps
(2) Includes 3.6 Bcf of enhanced swaps
(3) Includes 2.1 Bcf of enhanced swaps

APPENDIX
REX ENERGY CORPORATION
NON-GAAP MEASURES

EBITDAX

“EBITDAX” means, for any period, the sum of net income for such period plus the following expenses, charges or income to the extent deducted from or added to net income in such period: interest, income taxes, DD&A, unrealized losses from financial derivatives, non-recurring gains and losses, exploration expenses and other similar non-cash charges, minus all non-cash income, including but not limited to, income from unrealized financial derivatives and gains on asset dispositions, added to net income. EBITDAX, as defined above, is used as a financial measure by our management team and by other users of its financial statements, such as our commercial bank lenders to analyze such things as:

  • Our operating performance and return on capital in comparison to those of other companies in our industry, without regard to financial or capital structure;
  • The financial performance of our assets and valuation of the entity without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;
  • Our ability to generate cash sufficient to pay interest costs, support our indebtedness and make cash distributions to our stockholders; and
  • The viability of acquisitions and capital expenditure projects and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities.

EBITDAX is not a calculation based on GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) (the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure) in measuring our performance, nor should it be used as an exclusive measure of cash flows, because it does not consider the impact of working capital growth, capital expenditures, debt principal reductions, and other sources and uses of cash, which are disclosed in our consolidated statements of cash flows.

We have reported EBITDAX because it is a financial measure used by our existing commercial lenders, and because this measure is commonly reported and widely used by investors as an indicator of a company’s operating performance and ability to incur and service debt. You should carefully consider the specific items included in our computations of EBITDAX. While we have disclosed EBITDAX to permit a more complete comparative analysis of our operating performance and debt servicing ability relative to other companies, you are cautioned that EBITDAX as reported by us may not be comparable in all instances to EBITDAX as reported by other companies. EBITDAX amounts may not be fully available for management’s discretionary use, due to requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures, debt service and other commitments.

We believe that EBITDAX assists our lenders and investors in comparing our performance on a consistent basis without regard to certain expenses, which can vary significantly depending upon accounting methods. Because we may borrow money to finance our operations, interest expense is a necessary element of our costs. In addition, because we use capital assets, DD&A are also necessary elements of our costs. Finally, we are required to pay federal and state taxes, which are necessary elements of our costs. Therefore, any measures that exclude these elements have material limitations.

To compensate for these limitations, we believe it is important to consider both net income determined under GAAP and EBITDAX to evaluate our performance.

For purposes of consistency with current calculations, we have revised certain amounts relating to prior period EBITDAX. The following table presents a reconciliation of our net income to EBITDAX for each of the periods presented ($ in thousands):

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Loss From Continuing Operations $(97,873) $(69,397) $(399,018) $(47,650)
Add Back Non-Recurring Costs1 -- -- 4,774 --
Add Back Depletion, Depreciation, Amortization and Accretion 21,956 28,016 104,744 94,467
Add Back Non-Cash Compensation Expense 1,616 1,427 6,450 5,672
Add Back Interest Expense 11,709 11,741 47,806 36,977
Add Back Impairment Expense 81,098 132,577 345,775 132,618
Add Back Exploration Expenses 769 4,556 3,011 9,446
Add Back (Less) Loss (Gain) on Disposal of Assets (12) 176 (477) 644
Less Gain on Financial Derivatives (14,689) (36,561) (60,176) (38,876)
Add Back Cash Settlement of Derivatives 15,691 10,612 55,793 7,281
Add Back Non-Cash Portion of Equity Method Investments -- 202 406 805
Less Income Tax Benefit (3,574) (41,026) (24,227) (26,915)
EBITDAX From Continuing Operations $16,691 $42,323 $84,861 $174,469
Income (Loss) From Discontinued Operations, Net of Income Taxes (164) 767 37,985 5,000
Net (Income) Loss Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests -- (699) (2,245) (4,039)
Income (Loss) From Discontinued Operations Attributable to Rex Energy (164) 68 35,740 961
Add Back Depletion, Depreciation, Amortization and Accretion -- 1,141 78 3,703
Add Back Interest Expense -- 147 487 629
Add Back Impairment Expense -- 67 -- 67
Add (Less) Back (Gain) Loss on Disposal of Assets2 (753) 29 (57,808) (55)
Less Non-Cash Portion of Noncontrolling Interests 1 (554) (208) (1,738)
Add Back Income Tax Expense 917 287 24,227 768
EBITDAX from Discontinued Operations $1 $1,185 $2,516 $4,335
EBITDAX (Non-GAAP) $16,692 $43,508 $87,377 $178,804
1 Non-Recurring Costs for the year ended December 31, 2015 are due to net fees incurred to terminate two drilling rig contracts earlier than their original term.
2 Includes gain on sale of Water Solutions Holdings, LLC of approximately $0.8 and $57.8 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)

“Adjusted Net Income (Loss)” means, for any period, the sum of net income (loss) for the period plus or minus the following expenses, charges or income, in each case, to the extent deducted from or added to net income (loss) in the period: unrealized losses from financial derivatives, non-cash compensation expense, dry hole expenses, disposals of assets, impairment and other one-time or non-recurring charges, minus all gains from unrealized financial derivatives, disposal of assets and deferred income tax benefits, added to net income. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is used as a financial measure by Rex Energy's management team and by other users of its financial statements, to analyze its financial performance without regard to non-cash deferred taxes and non-cash unrealized losses or gains from oil and gas derivatives. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is not a calculation based on GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) in measuring the company's performance.

Rex Energy reports Adjusted Net Income (Loss) because it believes that this measure is commonly reported and widely used by investors as an indicator of a company's operating performance. You should carefully consider the specific items included in the company's computation of this measure. You are cautioned that Adjusted Net Income (Loss) as reported by Rex Energy may not be comparable in all instances to that reported by other companies.

To compensate for these limitations, the company believes it is important to consider both net income determined under GAAP and Adjusted Net Income.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Rex Energy’s net income (loss) from continuing operations to its adjusted net income for each of the periods presented ($ in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended For the Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Loss From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes, as reported$(101,447)$(110,423) $(423,245)$(74,565)
(Gain) on Derivatives, Net (14,689) (36,561) (60,176) (38,876)
Cash Settlement of Derivatives 15,691 10,612 55,793 7,281
Add Back (Less) (Gains) Losses from Financial Derivatives 1,002 (25,949) (4,383) (31,595)
Add Back Non-Recurring Costs1 -- -- 4,774 --
Add Back Impairment Expense 81,098 132,577 345,775 132,618
Add Back Dry Hole Expense (139) 3,827 330 4,138
Add Back Non-Cash Compensation Expense 1,616 1,427 6,450 5,672
Add Back (Less) Loss (Gain) Loss on Disposal of Assets (12) 176 (477) 644
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes, adjusted$(17,882)$1,635 $(70,776)$36,912
Less Income Tax (Expense) Benefit, adjusted2 7,153 (654) 28,310 (14,765)
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)$(10,729)$981 $(42,466)$22,147
Basic – Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share$(0.20)$0.02 $(0.78)$0.42
Basic – Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding 54,342 53,261 54,392 53,150
1 Non-Recurring costs for the year ended December 31, 2015 are due to net fees incurred to terminate to drilling rig contracts earlier than their original term
2 Assumes an effective tax rate of 40%

Cash General and Administrative Expenses

Cash General and Administrative Expenses (Cash G&A) is the difference between GAAP G&A and non-Cash G&A, which is primarily comprised of non-cash compensation expense. Rex Energy has reported Cash G&A because it believes that this measure is commonly reported and widely used by management and investors as an indicator of overhead efficiency without regard to non-cash expenditures, such as stock compensation. Cash G&A is not a calculation based on GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP G&A in measuring the company’s performance. You should carefully consider the specific items included in the company’s computation of this measure. You are cautioned that Cash G&A as reported by Rex Energy may not be comparable in all instances to that reported by other companies.

To compensate for these limitations, the company believes it is important to consider both Cash G&A and GAAP G&A. The following table presents a reconciliation of Rex Energy’s GAAP G&A to its Cash G&A for each of the periods presented (in thousands):

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Year Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
GAAP G&A$5,928 $8,958 $29,435 $36,137
Non-Cash Compensation Expense (1,616) (1,427) (6,450) (5,672)
Cash G&A$4,312 $7,531 $22,985 $30,465


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Source:Rex Energy Corporation