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Carrizo Oil & Gas Announces Third Quarter Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) today announced the Company’s financial results for the third quarter of 2017 and provided an operational update, which includes the following highlights:

  • Crude oil production of 34,903 Bbls/d, 43% above the third quarter of 2016
  • Total production of 55,224 Boe/d, 35% above the third quarter of 2016
  • Net income attributable to common shareholders of $5.6 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, and Net cash provided by operating activities of $101.4 million
  • Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders of $26.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, and Adjusted EBITDA of $132.8 million
  • Two recent Delaware Basin wells recorded an average peak 30-day rate of 1,644 Boe/d (50% oil, 68% liquids)

Carrizo reported third quarter of 2017 net income attributable to common shareholders of $5.6 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $101.2 million, or $1.72 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2016. The net income attributable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2017 and net loss attributable to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2016 include certain items typically excluded from published estimates by the investment community. Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders, which excludes the impact of these items as described in the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included below, for the third quarter of 2017 was $26.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $13.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016.

For the third quarter of 2017, Adjusted EBITDA was $132.8 million, an increase of 46% from the prior-year quarter due to higher production volumes and commodity prices. Adjusted EBITDA and the reconciliation to net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders are presented in the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included below.

Production volumes during the third quarter of 2017 were 5,080 MBoe, or 55,224 Boe/d, an increase of 35% versus the third quarter of 2016. The year-over-year production growth was driven by drilling activity in the Eagle Ford Shale and Delaware Basin plus the addition of production from the Sanchez property acquisition in late 2016 and the ExL property acquisition during the quarter. Crude oil production during the third quarter of 2017 averaged 34,903 Bbls/d, an increase of 43% versus the third quarter of 2016; natural gas and NGL production were 81,265 Mcf/d and 6,777 Bbls/d, respectively, during the third quarter of 2017. Third quarter of 2017 production exceeded the high end of the Company's guidance despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey during the quarter.

Drilling and completion capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2017 were $165.0 million. Approximately 75% of the third quarter drilling and completion spending was in the Eagle Ford Shale, while more than 20% was in the Delaware Basin. Land and seismic expenditures (excluding the ExL acquisition) during the quarter were $11.8 million, and were primarily focused in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.

Since taking over operations on the Delaware Basin properties acquired from ExL during August, Carrizo has successfully upgraded the drilling rigs on the acreage with more modern equipment. Carrizo is currently operating four horizontal rigs on the acreage, and expects to temporarily add a fifth rig later this quarter in order to build an inventory of locations. This should help the Company drive drilling and completion efficiencies in the play by shifting more of its upcoming activity to pad development. To further ensure a smooth development on the properties, Carrizo has also elected to accelerate the build-out of its water handling system in the area, shifting activity originally planned for 2018 into 2017. As a result of these schedule changes, as well as an increase in non-operated activity on its acreage in the Delaware Basin and DJ Basin, Carrizo is increasing its 2017 drilling and completion capital expenditure guidance to $600-$620 million from $590-$610 million.

Over the past several months, Carrizo entered into agreements to sell its assets in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale. Both divestitures are currently expected to close during November; the impact of these divestitures on the Company's fourth quarter of 2017 production is estimated to be a reduction of approximately 3,050 Boe/d (2% oil) relative to the Company's previously-issued guidance. Additionally, the Company previously announced that Hurricane Harvey temporarily impacted its production in the third quarter of 2017 by approximately 2,500 Boe/d (approximately 55% oil). After accounting for these items, Carrizo is adjusting its 2017 oil production guidance to 34,400-34,600 Bbls/d from 34,600-34,800 Bbls/d previously. Using the midpoint of this range, the Company’s 2017 oil production growth guidance equates to 34%. For natural gas and NGLs, Carrizo is adjusting its 2017 guidance to 77-78 MMcf/d and 6,100-6,200 Bbls/d, respectively, from 81-83 MMcf/d and 5,900-6,000 Bbls/d, respectively. For the fourth quarter of 2017, Carrizo expects oil production to be 40,400-40,800 Bbls/d, and natural gas and NGL production to be 74-78 MMcf/d and 8,200-8,400 Bbls/d, respectively. A full summary of Carrizo’s guidance is provided in the attached tables.

S.P. “Chip” Johnson, IV, Carrizo’s President and CEO, commented on the results, “The third quarter was an eventful and challenging one for Carrizo as we closed the largest acquisition in our history, approximately 16,500 net acres in the core of the Delaware Basin, worked towards simplifying our portfolio by divesting non-core assets, and dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I'm extremely proud of our team, as their focus and dedication allowed us to hit the ground running on our Delaware Basin acquisition and once again deliver an excellent quarter. Third quarter production of 55,224 Boe/d exceeded the high end of the guidance we provided back in August despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. This speaks to the strong underlying performance we're seeing across our assets.

“Our operations in the Delaware Basin have been on schedule since we closed the ExL acquisition in August. We have rapidly reduced drilling days, and have seen lower operating costs than we modeled in our acquisition economics. We continue to be pleased with the well results we have seen on the acquired acreage. Two recent wells located on the northwestern portion of it delivered an average peak 30-day rate of 1,644 Boe/d, with 50% of the product mix being oil. The wells not only delivered strong production rates, but also helped confirm our geologic model, which indicated that only a small portion of the acreage would have a high GOR profile.

“We remain committed to reducing our leverage and moving towards a free cash flow positive development program by year-end 2018. We expect to close on our Appalachia divestitures this month and expect to be able to announce a sale of our DJ Basin assets this quarter. We are also evaluating expanding our planned asset divestiture program to include other assets where we do not expect to allocate material capital over the next several years. This would allow us to increase the debt reduction targets we previously announced.”

Operational Update

In the Eagle Ford Shale, Carrizo drilled 24 gross (19.8 net) operated wells during the third quarter and completed 19 gross (17.7 net) operated wells. Crude oil production from the play was more than 30,000 Bbls/d for the quarter, nearly flat with the prior quarter despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. At the end of the quarter, Carrizo had 32 gross (27.2 net) operated Eagle Ford Shale wells in progress or waiting on completion, equating to net crude oil production potential of more than 10,000 Bbls/d. The Company is currently operating two rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale, and expects to drill approximately 90 gross (77 net) operated wells and complete 88 gross (82 net) operated wells in the play during 2017.

Carrizo continues to be pleased with the results it is seeing across its Eagle Ford Shale position. During the third quarter, Carrizo turned 18 net wells to sales in the Eagle Ford Shale, which had an average lateral length of approximately 7,050 ft. The average peak 30-day rate from the wells was 724 Boe/d (86% oil, 93% liquids) on restricted chokes.

The Company continues to test a number of concepts aimed at maximizing the value of its Eagle Ford Shale position. Some of the concepts being tested are well spacing, stage spacing, and proppant loading. Carrizo recently conducted a test at a five-well pad in its Jasik area in LaSalle County where the wells were drilled with effective lateral spacing of 230-300 ft., and completed with 180 ft. stage spacing and 2,000 lbs/ft. of proppant. The wells recorded an average peak 30-day rate of 928 Boe/d (84% oil, 92% liquids) on restricted chokes.

In the Delaware Basin, Carrizo drilled 5 gross (3.8 net) operated wells during the third quarter and completed 3 gross (2.4 net) operated wells. Crude oil production from the play was approximately 3,000 Bbls/d for the quarter, up from approximately 900 Bbls/d in the prior quarter due primarily to the addition of the ExL properties during the quarter.

Since taking over operations on the ExL properties, which it is referring to as the Phantom area, in August, Carrizo has begun to implement its Eagle Ford operational philosophy. To date, the Company has replaced the rig fleet with Generation 4 and 5 rigs, upgraded the downhole motors to match the rig capabilities, and brought its own people and procedures to the project. This, combined with the Company's previous operating experience in the Delaware Basin, has allowed Carrizo to realize early efficiencies that have resulted in time and cost savings. The Company sees the potential for additional material efficiency gains over time.

Carrizo is currently running four horizontal rigs in the basin, and recently secured another Generation 5 rig, which should arrive later this week. This will temporarily give the Company five rigs in the basin, which will allow it to build an inventory of drilling locations to help facilitate pad development. Carrizo currently expects to release one of the rigs by year-end and another in February, leaving it with three rigs running in the basin, all of which are Generation 5 spec. Carrizo currently expects to drill approximately 13 gross (10.4 net) operated wells and complete 17 gross (13.4 net) operated wells in the play during 2017.

Carrizo continues to be pleased with the well performance from the Phantom area. The Company recently brought two wells located on the northwestern part of this acreage online. The Christian 2#1T was brought online in September, and achieved a peak 30-day rate of 1,728 Boe/d (48% oil, 66% liquids) on a restricted choke from an approximate 7,300 ft. lateral; the well was completed in the Lower Wolfcamp A. The State CVX Unit A1314 #1H was also brought online in September and achieved a peak 30-day rate of 1,559 Boe/d (52% oil, 69% liquids) on a restricted choke from an approximate 6,400 ft. lateral; the well was completed in the Upper Wolfcamp B. These results support the Company's evaluation of the acreage, which indicated that only a small portion would have a high GOR (gas-oil-ratio) profile.

In the Niobrara Formation, Carrizo did not drill or complete any operated wells during the third quarter. Crude oil production from the play was approximately 1,700 Bbls/d for the quarter, down from approximately 1,900 Bbls/d in the prior quarter due to the lack of new operated wells coming online.

Divestiture Program Update

Carrizo previously announced that it had entered into agreements to sell its assets in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale for cash proceeds of $62 million and $84 million, subject to customary closing terms and conditions, respectively, plus contingent payments based on the level of commodity prices over the next three years. Both divestitures are currently expected to close later this month.

Borrowing Base Update

During November, Carrizo’s banking syndicate, led by Wells Fargo as administrative agent, completed its semi-annual borrowing base redetermination. In conjunction with this, the borrowing base under the Company’s senior credit facility was redetermined at $900 million, and Carrizo has elected to maintain the commitment amount at $800 million. The borrowing base excludes the Company's assets in Appalachia and the DJ Basin, which have been included in its divestiture program. The next scheduled redetermination of the borrowing base is expected in the spring of 2018.

Hedging Activity

Carrizo currently has hedges in place for more than 35% of estimated crude oil production for the fourth quarter of 2017 (based on the midpoint of guidance). For the fourth quarter, the Company has swaps covering 15,000 Bbls/d of crude oil at an average fixed price of $53.44/Bbl. For 2018, Carrizo currently has hedges covering 30,000 Bbls/d of crude oil production, consisting of three-way collars covering 24,000 Bbls/d of crude oil with an average floor price of $49.06/Bbl, ceiling price of $60.14/Bbl, and sub-floor price of $39.38/Bbl, and swaps covering 6,000 Bbls/d at an average fixed price of $49.55/Bbl. For 2019, Carrizo currently has three-way collars covering 12,000 Bbls/d of crude oil with an average floor price of $48.40/Bbl, ceiling price of $60.29/Bbl, and sub-floor price of $40.00/Bbl.

Carrizo also has hedges in place for more than 25% of estimated natural gas production for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the quarter, the Company has swaps covering 20,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas at an average fixed price of $3.30/MMBtu. (Please refer to the attached tables for details of the Company’s derivative contracts.)

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss 2017 third quarter financial results on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time. To participate in the call, please dial (800) 410-4983 (U.S. & Canada) or +1 (303) 223-2693 (Intl.) ten minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. A replay of the call will be available through Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time at (800) 633-8284 (U.S. & Canada) or +1 (402) 977-9140 (Intl.). The reservation number for the replay is 21860148 for U.S., Canadian, and International callers.

A simultaneous webcast of the call may be accessed over the internet by visiting our website at http://www.carrizo.com, clicking on “Upcoming Events”, and then clicking on the “2017 Third Quarter Earnings Call” link. To listen, please go to the website in time to register and install any necessary software. The webcast will be archived for replay on the Carrizo website for 7 days.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from resource plays located in the United States. Our current operations are principally focused in proven, producing oil and gas plays primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts, including but not limited to those related to capital requirements, free cash flow positive program, the ExL acquisition (including effects thereof), dispositions, contingent payment amounts, monetization process matters and results, capital expenditure, guidance, rig program, production, average well returns, the estimated production results and financial performance, effects of transactions, targeted ratios and other metrics, timing, levels of and potential production, downspacing, crude oil production potential and growth, oil and gas prices, drilling and completion activities, drilling inventory, including timing thereof, well costs, break-even prices, production mix, development plans, growth, hedging activity, the Company’s or management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, hopes, projections, assessment of risks, estimations, plans or predictions for the future, results of the Company’s strategies and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include assumptions regarding well costs, estimated recoveries, pricing and other factors affecting average well returns, results of wells and testing, failure of actual production to meet expectations, performance of rig operators, spacing test results, availability of gathering systems, costs of oilfield services, actions by governmental authorities, joint venture partners, industry partners, lenders and other third parties, actions by purchasers or sellers of properties, satisfaction of closing conditions and failure of transactions to close, purchase price adjustment, integration and other risks and effects of acquisitions and dispositions, market and other conditions, risks regarding financing, capital needs, availability of well connects, capital needs and uses, commodity price changes, effects of the global economy on exploration activity, results of and dependence on exploratory drilling activities, operating risks, right-of-way and other land issues, availability of capital and equipment, weather, and other risks described in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance any transaction described in this press release will occur on the terms or timing described, or at all.

(Financial Highlights to Follow)

CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

September 30,

2017

December 31,

2016

Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $5,092 $4,194
Accounts receivable, net 89,809 64,208
Other current assets 7,826 4,586
Total current assets 102,727 72,988
Property and equipment
Oil and gas properties, full cost method
Proved properties, net 1,882,575 1,294,667
Unproved properties, not being amortized 740,205 240,961
Other property and equipment, net 10,538 10,132
Total property and equipment, net 2,633,318 1,545,760
Other assets 9,681 7,579
Total Assets $2,745,726 $1,626,327
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $87,077 $55,631
Revenues and royalties payable 46,821 38,107
Accrued capital expenditures 111,485 36,594
Accrued interest 25,305 22,016
Accrued lease operating expense 16,394 12,377
Derivative liabilities 6,778 22,601
Other current liabilities 24,579 24,633
Total current liabilities 318,439 211,959
Long-term debt 1,701,439 1,325,418
Asset retirement obligations 24,671 20,848
Derivative liabilities 77,184 27,528
Other liabilities 21,914 17,116
Total liabilities 2,143,647 1,602,869
Commitments and contingencies
Preferred stock

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; 250,000 issued and outstanding as of

September 30, 2017 and none issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016

213,400
Shareholders’ equity

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 180,000,000 shares authorized; 81,454,621 issued and outstanding as

of September 30, 2017 and 90,000,000 shares authorized; 65,132,499 issued and outstanding as of

December 31, 2016

815 651
Additional paid-in capital 1,926,798 1,665,891
Accumulated deficit (1,538,934 ) (1,643,084 )
Total shareholders’ equity 388,679 23,458
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $2,745,726 $1,626,327
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Revenues
Crude oil $152,101 $95,154 $422,999 $254,758
Natural gas liquids 12,467 5,616 27,678 15,119
Natural gas 16,711 10,407 48,440 29,886
Total revenues 181,279 111,177 499,117 299,763
Costs and Expenses
Lease operating 34,874 24,282 100,767 71,071
Production taxes 7,741 4,886 21,092 12,940
Ad valorem taxes 1,736 1,426 5,776 3,950
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 67,564 48,949 181,018 160,492
General and administrative, net 16,029 18,119 49,328 59,046
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net 24,377 (11,744 ) (27,004 ) 29,938
Interest expense, net 20,673 21,190 62,350 58,913
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties 105,057 576,540
Other expense, net 462 499 1,640 1,568
Total costs and expenses 173,456 212,664 394,967 974,458
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 7,823 (101,487 ) 104,150 (674,695 )
Income tax benefit 313
Net Income (Loss) $7,823 ($101,174 ) $104,150 ($674,695 )
Dividends on preferred stock (2,249 ) (2,249 )
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders $5,574 ($101,174 ) $101,901 ($674,695 )

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders Per

Common Share

Basic $0.07 ($1.72 ) $1.44 ($11.49 )
Diluted $0.07 ($1.72 ) $1.43 ($11.49 )
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding
Basic 81,053 58,945 70,728 58,705
Diluted 81,138 58,945 71,147 58,705
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Common Stock Additional
Paid-in
Capital

Accumulated
Deficit

Total
Shareholders’
Equity
Shares Amount
Balance as of December 31, 2016 65,132,499 $651 $1,665,891 ($1,643,084 ) $23,458
Stock-based compensation expense 17,967 17,967

Issuance of common stock upon grants of restricted

stock awards and vestings of restricted stock units

and performance shares

722,122 8 (36 ) (28 )
Sale of common stock, net of offering costs 15,600,000 156 222,222 222,378
Issuance of warrants 23,003 23,003
Dividends on preferred stock (2,249 ) (2,249 )
Net income 104,150 104,150
Balance as of September 30, 2017 81,454,621 $815 $1,926,798 ($1,538,934 ) $388,679
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
Net income (loss) $7,823 ($101,174 ) $104,150 ($674,695 )

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

activities

Depreciation, depletion and amortization 67,564 48,949 181,018 160,492
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties 105,057 576,540
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net 24,377 (11,744 ) (27,004 ) 29,938
Cash received for derivative settlements, net 6,456 20,357 7,714 98,820
Stock-based compensation expense, net 4,866 8,420 8,462 30,834
Non-cash interest expense, net 887 1,041 2,961 3,105
Other, net 1,482 85 4,249 2,427
Changes in components of working capital and other assets and liabilities-
Accounts receivable (17,791 ) 3,160 (25,885 ) 1,768
Accounts payable 262 (1,094 ) 14,748 (20,294 )
Accrued liabilities 6,320 822 11,970 (7,954 )
Other assets and liabilities, net (804 ) (2,071 ) (1,786 ) (3,134 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 101,442 71,808 280,597 197,847
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (142,936 ) (106,384 ) (433,561 ) (346,245 )
Acquisitions of oil and gas properties (600,473 ) (692,006 )
Proceeds from divestitures of oil and gas properties, net 11 694 18,212 15,331
Deposit for pending divestiture of oil and gas properties 6,200 6,200
Other, net (1,325 ) 212 (3,804 ) (661 )
Net cash used in investing activities (738,523 ) (105,478 ) (1,104,959 ) (331,575 )
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
Issuance of senior notes 250,000 250,000
Borrowings under credit agreement 392,778 219,464 1,311,875 510,116
Repayments of borrowings under credit agreement (459,478 ) (184,464 ) (1,183,275 ) (414,116 )
Payments of debt issuance costs and credit facility amendment fees (4,596 ) (8,964 ) (1,150 )
Sale of common stock, net of offering costs 222,378 222,378
Sale of preferred stock, net of issuance costs 241,404 236,404
Payment of dividends on preferred stock (2,249 ) (2,249 )
Other, net (292 ) (253 ) (909 ) (805 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 639,945 34,747 825,260 94,045
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents 2,864 1,077 898 (39,683 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period 2,228 2,158 4,194 42,918
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period $5,092 $3,235 $5,092 $3,235

CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders (GAAP) to Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders (Non-GAAP)

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are those which the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results and are typically excluded from published estimates by the investment community, including items whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated or are non-recurring.

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders is presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors for analysis of the Company’s fundamental business on a recurring basis. In addition, management believes that adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders or any other measure of a company’s financial performance or profitability presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the differences between net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders is presented below. Because adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders and may vary among companies, our calculation of adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders (GAAP) $5,574 ($101,174 ) $101,901 ($674,695 )
Income tax benefit (313 )
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net 24,377 (11,744 ) (27,004 ) 29,938
Cash received for derivative settlements, net 6,456 20,357 7,714 98,820
Non-cash general and administrative, net 5,494 8,402 9,090 30,985
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties 105,057 576,540
Other expense, net 462 499 1,640 390
Adjusted income before income taxes 42,363 21,084 93,341 61,978
Adjusted income tax expense (1) (15,632 ) (7,527 ) (34,443 ) (22,126 )

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders (Non-GAAP)

$26,731 $13,557 $58,898 $39,852
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders Per Diluted Common Share (GAAP) $0.07 ($1.72 ) $1.43 ($11.49 )
Income tax benefit (0.01 )
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net 0.30 (0.20 ) (0.38 ) 0.50
Cash received for derivative settlements, net 0.08 0.34 0.11 1.66
Non-cash general and administrative, net 0.06 0.14 0.13 0.52
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties 1.76 9.71
Other expense, net 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01
Effect of dilutive securities due to adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders 0.03 (2) 0.13 (2)
Adjusted income before income taxes 0.52 0.35 1.31 1.04
Adjusted income tax expense (0.19 ) (0.12 ) (0.48 ) (0.37 )
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Shareholders Per Diluted Common Share (Non-GAAP) $0.33 $0.23 $0.83 $0.67
Diluted WASO (GAAP) 81,138 58,945 71,147 58,705
Dilutive shares adjustment 698 664
Adjusted Diluted WASO (Non-GAAP) 81,138 59,643 (2) 71,147 59,369 (2)

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(1) Adjusted income tax expense is calculated by applying the Company’s estimated annual effective income tax rates applicable to the adjusted income before income taxes, which were 36.9% for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 35.7% for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2016.
(2) Adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (“Adjusted Diluted WASO”) is a non-GAAP financial measure which includes the effect of potentially dilutive instruments that, under certain circumstances described below, are excluded from diluted weighted average common shares outstanding (“Diluted WASO”), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. When a net loss attributable to common shareholders exists, all potentially dilutive instruments are anti-dilutive to the net loss attributable to common shareholders per common share and therefore excluded from the computation of Diluted WASO. The effect of potentially dilutive instruments is included in the computation of Adjusted Diluted WASO for purposes of computing the per diluted common share impacts of the reconciling items as well as adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders per diluted common share.

CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (GAAP)

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, impairments, dividends on preferred stock and items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results such as items whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated or are non-recurring.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors and analysts, for analysis of the Company’s financial and operating performance on a recurring basis and the Company’s ability to internally generate funds for exploration and development, and to service debt. In addition, management believes that adjusted EBITDA is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, net cash provided by operating activities, or any other measure of a company’s profitability or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders to adjusted EBITDA to net cash provided by operating activities is presented below. Because adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders, our calculations of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (GAAP) to Discretionary Cash Flows (Non-GAAP)

Discretionary cash flows are a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net cash provided by operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are changes in the components of working capital and other items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating cash flows such as items that are non-recurring.

Discretionary cash flows are presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors for analysis of the Company’s ability to generate cash to fund exploration and development, and to service debt. In addition, management believes that discretionary cash flows is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Discretionary cash flows should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of a company’s cash flows or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to discretionary cash flows is presented below. Because discretionary cash flows excludes some, but not all, items that affect net cash provided by operating activities and may vary among companies, our calculation of discretionary cash flows may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(In thousands)
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders (GAAP) $5,574 ($101,174 ) $101,901 ($674,695 )
Dividends on preferred stock 2,249 2,249
Income tax benefit (313 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 67,564 48,949 181,018 160,492
Interest expense, net 20,673 21,190 62,350 58,913
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net 24,377 (11,744 ) (27,004 ) 29,938
Cash received for derivative settlements, net 6,456 20,357 7,714 98,820
Non-cash general and administrative, net 5,494 8,402 9,090 30,985
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties 105,057 576,540
Other expense, net 462 499 1,640 390
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) $132,849 $91,223 $338,958 $281,383
Cash interest expense, net (19,786 ) (20,149 ) (59,389 ) (55,808 )
Cash dividends on preferred stock (2,249 ) (2,249 )
Other cash and non-cash adjustments, net 392 469 1,981 1,986
Discretionary Cash Flows (Non-GAAP) $111,206 $71,543 $279,301 $227,561
Changes in components of working capital and other (9,764 ) 265 1,296 (29,714 )
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities (GAAP) $101,442 $71,808 $280,597 $197,847
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
PRODUCTION VOLUMES AND REALIZED PRICES
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Total production volumes -
Crude oil (MBbls) 3,211 2,253 8,867 6,780
NGLs (MBbls) 623 435 1,482 1,324
Natural gas (MMcf) 7,476 6,372 21,279 19,502
Total barrels of oil equivalent (MBoe) 5,080 3,750 13,896 11,354
Daily production volumes by product -
Crude oil (Bbls/d) 34,903 24,488 32,481 24,744
NGLs (Bbls/d) 6,777 4,730 5,430 4,831
Natural gas (Mcf/d) 81,265 69,262 77,946 71,174
Total barrels of oil equivalent (Boe/d) 55,224 40,762 50,902 41,438
Daily production volumes by region (Boe/d) -
Eagle Ford 39,002 29,110 36,569 30,101
Delaware Basin 6,994 1,344 3,871 660
Niobrara 2,427 2,576 2,627 2,845
Marcellus 6,120 6,811 7,136 6,451
Utica and other 681 921 699 1,381
Total barrels of oil equivalent (Boe/d) 55,224 40,762 50,902 41,438
Realized prices -
Crude oil ($ per Bbl) $47.37 $42.23 $47.70 $37.57
NGLs ($ per Bbl) $20.01 $12.91 $18.68 $11.42
Natural gas ($ per Mcf) $2.24 $1.63 $2.28 $1.53
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
COMMODITY DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS - AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2017
(Unaudited)
Crude Oil (1)
Volume Sub-Floor Price Floor Price Ceiling Price
Period Type of Contract (in Bbls/d) ($/Bbl) ($/Bbl) ($/Bbl)
Q4 2017 Fixed Price Swaps 15,000 $53.44
FY 2018 Fixed Price Swaps 6,000 $49.55
Three-Way Collars 24,000 $39.38 $49.06 $60.14
Net Sold Call Options 3,388 $71.33
FY 2019 Three-Way Collars 12,000 $40.00 $48.40 $60.29
Net Sold Call Options 3,875 $73.66
FY 2020 Net Sold Call Options 4,575 $75.98

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(1) In addition to the volumes above, the Company has Midland-Cushing and LLS-Cushing crude oil basis swaps.

Natural Gas
Volume Floor Price Ceiling Price
Period Type of Contract (in MMBtu/d) ($/MMBtu) ($/MMBtu)
Q4 2017 Fixed Price Swaps 20,000 $3.30
Sold Call Options 33,000 $3.00
FY 2018 Sold Call Options 33,000 $3.25
FY 2019 Sold Call Options 33,000 $3.25
FY 2020 Sold Call Options 33,000 $3.50
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 GUIDANCE SUMMARY
Fourth Quarter 2017 Full Year 2017
Daily Production Volumes -
Crude oil (Bbls/d) 40,400 - 40,800 34,400 - 34,600
NGLs (Bbls/d) 8,200 - 8,400 6,100 - 6,200
Natural gas (Mcf/d) 74,000 - 78,000 77,000 - 78,000
Total (Boe/d) 60,933 - 62,200 53,333 - 53,800
Unhedged Commodity Price Realizations -
Crude oil (% of NYMEX oil) 99.0% - 101.0% N/A
NGLs (% of NYMEX oil) 43.0% - 45.0% N/A
Natural gas (% of NYMEX gas) 70.0% - 75.0% N/A
Cash (paid) received for derivative settlements, net ($MM) ($1.5) - $2.0 N/A
Costs and Expenses -
Lease operating ($/Boe) $6.75 - $7.25 $7.10 - $7.25
Production taxes (% of total revenues) 4.50% - 4.75% 4.30% - 4.40%
Ad valorem taxes ($MM) $1.3 - $1.8 $7.1 - $7.6
Cash general and administrative, net ($MM) $10.5 - $11.0 $50.7 - $51.2
Depreciation, depletion and amortization ($/Boe) $13.00 - $14.00 $13.00 - $13.30
Interest expense, net ($MM) $18.5 - $19.5 N/A
Capital Expenditures -
Drilling and completion ($MM) N/A $600.0 - $620.0
Interest ($MM) $11.5 - $12.0 N/A

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Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.
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VP - Investor Relations
713-328-1044
or
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Manager - Investor Relations
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