DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (Nasdaq:MCEP) ("Mid-Con Energy" or the "Partnership") announced today its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
Mid-Con Energy highlighted the following achievements for the second quarter of 2013:
- Increased production approximately 48% to 2,593 barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) per day on average in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 1,747 Boe per day on average in the second quarter of 2012. This also represented an approximate 3% increase compared to 2,511 Boe per day on average in the first quarter of 2013.
- Increased Adjusted EBITDA approximately 50% to $16.1 million in the second quarter of 2013, up $5.4 million from $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. This also represented an approximate 10% increase compared to $14.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
- On July 25, 2013, the Board of Directors of Mid-Con Energy's general partner declared a $0.01 per unit increase in the quarterly cash distribution rate to $0.515 per unit, or $2.06 per unit on an annualized basis.
The following table reflects selected operating and financial results for the second quarter of 2013, compared to the second quarter of 2012 and first quarter of 2013. Mid-Con Energy's condensed consolidated financial statements can be found in the supplemental tables of this press release.
|Three Months Ended|
|June 30,||March 31,|
|($ in thousands)|
|Natural gas (MMcf)||36||28||37|
|Total (MBoe) (1)||236||159||226|
|Average net daily production (Boe/d) (1)||2,593||1,747||2,511|
|Revenues, excluding realized commodity derivatives||$21,110||$13,844||$ 20,176|
|Revenues, including realized commodity derivatives||$21,819||$14,747||$ 20,849|
|Net income||$10,538||$22,428||$ 4,059|
|Adjusted EBITDA (2)||$16,054||$10,726||$ 14,591|
|Distributable Cash Flow (2)||$12,776||$ 9,327||$ 12,013|
|(1) Production volumes in Boe equivalents calculated at a rate of six Mcf per Bbl.|
|(2) Non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to the related disclosure and reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow included in this press release.|
Craig George, Executive Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to report positive second quarter 2013 results which include increases in both production and Adjusted EBITDA. Further, our recently announced distribution increase to $0.515 per unit represents our fourth consecutive quarterly increase in distribution rate, now approximately 8% above our initial quarterly distribution rate of $0.475 per unit. We believe these results reflect our ongoing commitment to our founding purposes: to grow reserves and production, generate stable cash flows, make cash distributions, and, over time, to increase those distributions."
Second Quarter 2013 Results
Production volumes for the second quarter of 2013 were 236 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (MBoe) or approximately 2,593 Boe per day on average. In comparison, Mid-Con Energy's production volumes for the second quarter of 2012 were 159 MBoe, or approximately 1,747 Boe per day on average. Production gains, compared to the prior year, contained both organic and acquisition growth components. While production response varies at the property level, Mid-Con Energy's waterflood portfolio as a whole continues to benefit from increased injection and active infill drilling programs in the Southern Oklahoma core area.
Oil sales, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, were approximately $20.9 million in the second quarter of 2013 and resulted in an average realized oil price of $90.98 per barrel (Bbl). Oil sales in the second quarter of 2012 were approximately $13.7 million, or $88.71 per Bbl. Approximately 80% of Mid-Con Energy's oil production during the second quarter of 2013 was hedged at an average price of $98.02 per Bbl. Given the favorable variance between the average hedge price and NYMEX WTI, the Partnership received $0.7 million for realized commodity derivatives during the second quarter of 2013, or $3.08 per Bbl. In comparison, Mid-Con Energy received $0.9 million for realized commodity derivatives during the second quarter of 2012, or $5.86 per Bbl.
Lease operating expenses were $3.7 million, or $15.87 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $2.8 million, or $17.47 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2012. Mid-Con Energy's total well count and aggregate lease operating expenses were higher during the second quarter of 2013 largely due to increased drilling activity and incremental operating costs from interests acquired since the second quarter of 2012. However, increased production received from these wells outpaced the added expenses, resulting in a lower lease operating expense per Boe.
Production taxes in the second quarter of 2013 were $0.9 million, or $3.70 per Boe, for an effective tax rate of approximately 4.1%. Production taxes in the second quarter of 2012 were $42 thousand, or $0.26 per Boe, for an effective tax rate of approximately 0.3%. Mid-Con Energy received a $0.5 million production tax credit during the second quarter of 2012 related to the state's Enhanced Recovery Project Gross Production Tax Exemption.
Total general and administrative expenses during the second quarter of 2013 were $1.3 million and included $0.1 million in non-cash equity-based compensation expense related to the Partnership's long-term incentive program. Total general and administrative expenses during the second quarter of 2012 were $1.2 million and included $38 thousand in non-cash equity based compensation expense.
Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $16.1 million, approximately 50% above Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2012 of $10.7 million. Distributable Cash Flow for the second quarter of 2013 was $12.8 million after subtracting $0.8 million in cash interest expense and $2.5 million in estimated maintenance capital expenditures.
Mid-Con Energy reported net income of $10.5 million, or $0.54 per limited partner unit, for the second quarter of 2013. This included $1.0 million of unrealized gains from commodity derivatives and $1.6 million non-cash impairment charge related to a reduction in carrying value of certain miscellaneous properties. Net income during the second quarter of 2012 was $22.4 million, or $1.24 per limited partner unit, and included $14.5 million of unrealized gains from commodity derivatives.
Increased Cash Distribution
As announced on July 25, 2013, the Board of Directors of Mid-Con Energy's general partner declared its fourth consecutive increase in the quarterly cash distribution rate to $0.515 per unit for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, or $2.06 per unit on an annualized basis. This represented an approximate 8% increase over the second quarter 2012 cash distribution rate of $0.475 per unit and an approximate 2% sequential increase over the first quarter 2013 cash distribution rate of $0.505 per unit. The cash distribution will be paid August 14, 2013 to unitholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2013.
Mid-Con Energy enters into various commodity derivative contracts intended to achieve more predictable cash flows and to reduce its exposure to fluctuations in the price of oil. The Partnership's hedging program objective is to protect its ability to make current distributions, and to be better positioned to increase its quarterly distribution over time, while retaining some ability to participate in upward movements in oil prices. Mid-Con Energy uses a phased approach, looking approximately 36 months forward while targeting a higher hedged percentage in the near 12 months of the period.
Supplementing its primary hedging strategy described above, Mid-Con Energy also intends to enter into additional commodity derivative contracts in connection with material increases in its estimated production and at times when management believes market conditions or other circumstances suggest that it is prudent to do so, as opposed to entering into commodity derivative contacts at predetermined times or on prescribed terms.
As of August 6, 2013, the following table reflects volumes of Mid-Con Energy's production covered by commodity derivative contracts, and the average prices at which the production will be hedged:
|Oil Derivative Contracts:|
|A. Swap Contracts:|
|Weighted Average Floor Price per Bbl||$98.30||$93.56||$90.05|
|B. Put/Call Option Contracts (Collars):|
|Weighted Average Floor/Ceiling Price per Bbl||$97.67 -- $108.08||–||–|
|Total Oil Derivative Contracts (A+B):|
|Weighted Average Floor Price per Bbl||$98.21||$93.56||$90.05|
|% of Estimated Oil Production Hedged - Total Proved (1)||78.5%||70.3%||5.4%|
|(1) Based on total proved oil reserves reflected in December 31, 2012 reserve report audited by Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc.|
As of June 30, 2013, the Partnership's total liquidity of $19.8 million included $0.8 million in cash and cash equivalents and $19.0 million of available borrowings under the revolving credit facility.
In April 2013, Mid-Con Energy's bank group unanimously reaffirmed the Partnership's $130.0 million borrowing base as part of its regularly scheduled semi-annual redetermination. There were no changes to the interest rate, repayment terms or number of banks in the revolving credit facility. The next scheduled redetermination of the borrowing base will occur on or about October 30, 2013.
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
Certain financial results included in this press release and related footnotes will be available in Mid-Con Energy's June 30, 2013 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which will be filed on or around August 7, 2013.
Earnings Conference Call
As announced on July 25, 2013, Mid-Con Energy's management will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) to discuss operating and financial results. Interested parties are invited to participate via telephone by dialing 1-877-847-5946 (Conference ID: 21675731) at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the call, or via webcast by clicking on "Events & Presentations" in the investor relations section of the Mid-Con Energy website at www.midconenergypartners.com.
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through August 14, 2013 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (Conference ID: 21675731). Additionally, a webcast archive will be available at www.midconenergypartners.com.
About Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP
Mid-Con Energy is a Delaware limited partnership formed in July 2011 to own, operate, acquire, exploit and develop producing oil and natural gas properties in North America, with a focus on the Mid-Continent region of the United States. Mid-Con Energy's core areas of operation are located in Southern Oklahoma, Northeastern Oklahoma and parts of Oklahoma and Colorado within the Hugoton Basin.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" — that is, statements related to future, not past, events within meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "plan," "project," "should," "goal," "forecast," "guidance," "could," "may," "continue," "might," "potential," "scheduled," or "will" or other similar words. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, you should refer to Mid-Con Energy's filings with the SEC available at www.midconenergypartners.com or www.sec.gov. Mid-Con Energy undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and our SEC filings.
These forward–looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which may include statements about our:
- business strategies;
- ability to replace the reserves we produce through acquisitions and the development of our properties;
- oil and natural gas reserves;
- realized oil and natural gas prices;
- production volumes;
- lease operating expenses;
- general and administrative expenses;
- future operating results;
- cash flow and liquidity;
- availability of production equipment;
- availability of oil field labor;
- capital expenditures;
- availability and terms of capital;
- marketing of oil and natural gas;
- general economic conditions;
- competition in the oil and natural gas industry;
- effectiveness of risk management activities;
- environmental liabilities;
- counterparty credit risk;
- governmental regulation and taxation;
- developments in oil producing and natural gas producing countries; and
- plans, objectives, expectations and intentions.
|Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 811||$ 1,053|
|Oil and gas sales||6,777||6,413|
|Derivative financial instruments||2,685||3,679|
|Prepaids and other||555||25|
|Total current assets||11,028||11,773|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost:|
|Oil and gas properties, successful efforts method:|
|Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization||(29,098)||(21,727)|
|Total property and equipment, net||179,931||145,309|
|DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS||1,202||858|
|Total assets||$192,559||$ 158,590|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Total current liabilities||5,555||5,519|
|DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS||183||--|
|ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS||3,863||2,890|
|General partner interest||1,811||1,814|
|Limited partners – 19,226,350 and 18,990,849 units outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively||70,147||70,367|
|Total liabilities and equity||$192,559||$ 158,590|
|Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)|
|(in thousands, except per unit data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Oil sales||$ 20,926||$ 13,662||$ 40,924||$ 28,998|
|Natural gas sales||184||182||362||353|
|Realized gain on derivatives, net||709||903||1,382||769|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives, net||960||14,514||(833)||9,741|
|Operating costs and expenses:|
|Lease operating expenses||3,745||2,778||7,091||4,725|
|Oil and gas production taxes||873||42||1,663||713|
|Impairment of proved oil and gas properties||1,578||--||1,578||--|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||3,908||2,397||7,371||4,709|
|Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations||39||30||77||57|
|General and administrative||1,289||1,239||8,037||4,869|
|Total operating costs and expenses||11,432||6,486||25,817||15,073|
|Income from operations||11,347||22,775||16,018||24,788|
|Other income (expense):|
|Interest income and other||3||3||4||5|
|Total other expense||(809)||(347)||(1,421)||(698)|
|Net income||$ 10,538||$ 22,428||$ 14,597||$ 24,090|
|Computation of net income per limited partner unit:|
|General partners' interest in net income||$ 194||$ 444||$ 269||$ 478|
|Limited partners' interest in net income||$ 10,344||$ 21,984||$ 14,328||$ 23,612|
|Net income per limited partner unit (basic and diluted)||$ 0.54||$ 1.24||$ 0.75||$ 1.33|
|Weighted average limited partner units outstanding: (basic and diluted)||19,230||17,790||19,189||17,764|
|Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)|
|Six Months Ended|
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities:|
|Net income||$ 14,597||$ 24,090|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||7,371||4,709|
|Debt placement fee amortization||84||54|
|Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations||77||57|
|Impairment of proved oil and gas properties||1,578||--|
|Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net||833||(9,741)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaids and other||(363)||2,277|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||599||52|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||29,583||24,384|
|Cash Flows from Investing Activities:|
|Additions to oil and gas properties||(14,533)||(7,566)|
|Acquisitions of oil properties||(28,704)||(16,426)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(43,237)||(23,992)|
|Cash Flows from Financing Activities:|
|Proceeds from line of credit||66,000||16,000|
|Payments on line of credit||(33,000)||(3,000)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||13,412||3,344|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||(242)||3,736|
|Beginning cash and cash equivalents||1,053||228|
|Ending cash and cash equivalents||$ 811||$ 3,964|
|Supplemental Cash Flow Information:|
|Cash paid for interest||$ 1,339||$ 673|
|Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:|
|Accrued capital expenditures - oil and gas properties||$ 442||$ 932|
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release, financial tables and other supplemental information include "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Distributable Cash Flow", each of which are non-generally accepted accounting principles ("Non-GAAP") measures used by our management to describe financial performance with external users of our financial statements.
The Partnership believes the Non-GAAP financial measures described above are useful to investors because these measurements are used by many companies in its industry as a measurement of financial performance and are commonly employed by financial analysts and others to evaluate the financial performance of the Partnership and to compare the financial performance of the Partnership with the performance of other publicly traded partnerships within its industry.
Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow should not be considered an alternative to net income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss)
- Income tax expense (benefit);
- Interest expense;
- Depreciation, depletion and amortization;
- Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations;
- Unrealized losses on commodity derivative contracts;
- Impairment expenses;
- Dry hole costs and abandonments of unproved properties;
- Equity-based compensation; and
- Loss on sale of assets;
- Interest income;
- Unrealized gains on commodity derivative contracts; and
- Gain on sale of assets.
Distributable Cash Flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA
- Cash income taxes;
- Cash interest expense; and
- Estimated maintenance capital expenditures.
|Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,||March 31,||June 30,|
|Net income||$ 10,538||$22,428||$ 4,059||$ 14,597|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||3,908||2,397||3,463||7,371|
|Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations||39||30||38||77|
|Unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives, net||(960)||(14,514)||1,793||833|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 16,054||$10,726||$ 14,591||$ 30,645|
|Cash interest expense||$ 779||$ 333||$ 560||$ 1,339|
|Estimated maintenance capital expenditures||2,499||1,066||2,018||4,517|
|Distributable Cash Flow||$ 12,776||$ 9,327||$ 12,013||$ 24,789|
Source:Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP