SandRidge Energy, Inc. Reports Financial and Operational Results for First Quarter 2012
Grew Daily Average Mississippian Production to 19.3 MBoe per Day in the First Quarter, a 23% Increase from the Previous Quarter
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) today announced financial and operational results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Key Financial Results
Adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders, adjusted EBITDA and operating cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. Each measure is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" beginning on page 9.
SandRidge averaged 36 rigs operating during the first quarter of 2012 and drilled 250 wells. A total of 240 gross (213 net) operated wells were completed and brought on production during the first quarter of 2012. Currently, the company has 42 rigs operating (including five drilling saltwater disposal wells), of which 20 are SandRidge-owned Lariat rigs.
Mississippian Play. During the first quarter of 2012, SandRidge drilled 68 horizontal wells in the Mississippian play: 55 in Oklahoma and 13 in Kansas. To date, 640 horizontal wells have been drilled in the Mississippian play, including 297 drilled by SandRidge. SandRidge has an inventory of approximately 8,000 drilling locations on approximately 1.7 million net acres. The company presently has 29 rigs operating in the play, of which 19 are drilling horizontal producer wells in Oklahoma, five are drilling horizontal producer wells in Kansas and five are drilling saltwater disposal wells. The company plans to operate an average of 26 horizontal rigs and drill approximately 380 horizontal wells in the Mississippian play during 2012.
Permian Basin. The company drilled 182 wells in the Permian Basin during the first quarter of 2012 and currently holds approximately 225,000 net acres in the play. SandRidge presently operates 12 rigs in the Permian Basin, all of which are operating on the Central Basin Platform drilling primarily Grayburg/San Andres vertical wells at depths ranging from 4,500 feet to 7,500 feet. The company plans to drill over 750 wells in the Permian Basin in 2012.
Gulf of Mexico. SandRidge closed the acquisition of Dynamic Offshore Resources, LLC ("Dynamic") on April 17, 2012. No wells were drilled in 2012 prior to April 17th. Currently, SandRidge is operating one rig in the Gulf of Mexico and plans to drill 13 wells and participate in the drilling of two non-operated wells during the remainder of 2012. Dynamic performed eight recompletions from January 1, 2012 to April 17, 2012. SandRidge plans to perform 26 additional recompletions through the remainder of the year for a total of 34 in 2012.
Operational and Financial Statistics
Information regarding the company's production, pricing, costs and earnings is presented below:
Discussion of First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Oil and natural gas revenue increased 28% to $341 million in first quarter 2012 from $267 million in the same period of 2011 as a result of increases in oil production and realized reported oil prices. Oil production increased 33% to 3.4 MMBbls from first quarter 2011 production of 2.6 MMBbls mainly due to continued development of the company's properties in the Mississippian play and Permian Basin. First quarter 2012 total production increased 11% to 6.1 MMBoe from 5.5 MMBoe in first quarter 2011. Realized reported prices, which exclude the impact of derivative settlements, were $89.99 per barrel and $2.10 per Mcf during first quarter 2012. Realized reported prices in the same period of 2011 were $79.76 per barrel and $3.54 per Mcf.
Production expense increased 13% to $83 million in first quarter 2012 from $74 million in the same period of 2011 due primarily to the addition of costs from newly completed oil wells brought on production during 2011 and 2012. The company brought 240 wells on production during first quarter 2012. First quarter 2012 production expense was $13.77 per Boe compared to first quarter 2011 production expense of $13.55 per Boe.
Depletion per unit in first quarter 2012 was $14.82 per Boe compared to $13.53 per Boe in the same period of 2011. The increase in rate per unit primarily was a result of fourth quarter 2011 non-core asset sales.
The table below summarizes the company's capital expenditures for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
The tables below set forth the company's consolidated oil and natural gas price and basis swaps and collars for the years 2012 through 2015 as of April 30, 2012 and include contracts that have been novated to or the benefits of which have been conveyed to SandRidge sponsored royalty trusts.
The company's capital structure at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is presented below:
During the first quarter of 2012, the company's debt, net of cash balances, increased by approximately $80 million as a result of funding the 2012 capital expenditure program. On April 30, 2012, the company had no amount drawn under its $1.0 billion senior credit facility and approximately $600 million of cash, leaving approximately $1.6 billion of available liquidity. The company was in compliance with all applicable covenants contained in its debt agreements during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and through and as of the date of this release.
The company is updating certain 2012 guidance provided on February 23, 2012. Adjusted net income attributable to noncontrolling interest reflects the effects of SandRidge Mississippian Trust I, SandRidge Permian Trust and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II and excludes non-cash gain or loss on unrealized derivative positions for the trusts.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Operating cash flow, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders are non-GAAP financial measures.
The company defines operating cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities. It defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before income tax expense, interest expense and depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion of asset retirement obligation. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented herein, is EBITDA excluding interest income, realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements, non-cash realized losses on financing derivatives, (gain) loss on sale of assets, transaction costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, non-cash realized losses on amended derivative contracts and other various non-cash items (including non-cash portion of noncontrolling interest, stock-based compensation, unrealized losses (gains) on derivative contracts, provision for doubtful accounts and inventory obsolescence).
Operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures used by the company's management and by securities analysts, investors, lenders, rating agencies and others who follow the industry as an indicator of the company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. The company also uses these measures because operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA relate to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that the company may not control and may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. Further, operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA allow the company to compare its operating performance and return on capital with those of other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net cash provided by operating activities prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as a substitute for net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and operating income and these measures may vary among other companies. Therefore, the company's adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Management also uses the supplemental financial measure of adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders, which excludes unrealized losses (gains) on derivative contracts, realized gains on out-of-period derivative contract settlements, non-cash realized losses on financing derivatives, transaction costs, loss on extinguishment of debt, non-cash realized losses on amended derivative contracts and (gain) loss on sale of assets from income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders. Management uses this financial measure as an indicator of the company's operational trends and performance relative to other oil and natural gas companies and believes it is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts. Adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders.
The tables below reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures to operating cash flow, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income available (loss applicable) to common stockholders.
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Operating Cash Flow
Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Adjusted EBITDA
Reconciliation of Loss Applicable to Common Stockholders to Adjusted Net Income Available (Loss Applicable) to Common Stockholders
Conference Call Information
The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00 am CDT. The telephone number to access the conference call from within the U.S. is 866-271-5140 and from outside the U.S. is 617-213-8893. The passcode for the call is 21672283. An audio replay of the call will be available from May 4, 2012 until 11:59 pm CDT on June 3, 2012. The number to access the conference call replay from within the U.S. is 888-286-8010 and from outside the U.S. is 617-801-6888. The passcode for the replay is 58758833.
A live audio webcast of the conference call also will be available via SandRidge's website, www.sandridgeenergy.com, under Investor Relations/Events. The webcast will be archived for replay on the company's website for 30 days.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. will participate in the following upcoming events:
At 8:00 am Central Time on the day of each presentation, the corresponding slides and any webcast information will be accessible on the Investor Relations portion of the company's website at www.sandridgeenergy.com. Please check the website for updates regularly as this schedule is subject to change. Also, please note that SandRidge Energy, Inc. intends for its website to be used as a reliable source of information for all future events in which it may participate as well as updated presentations regarding the company. Slides and webcasts (where applicable) will be archived and available for at least 30 days after each use or presentation.
Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
August 2, 2012 (Thursday) – Earnings press release after market close
SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries
SandRidge Energy, Inc. and Subsidiaries
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Kevin R. White
Cautionary Note to Investors - This press release includes "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, including, but not limited to, the information appearing under the heading "Operational Guidance." These statements express a belief, expectation or intention and are generally accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements include projections and estimates of net income, drilling and recompletion plans, drilling locations, oil and natural gas production, derivative transactions, shares outstanding, pricing differentials, operating costs and capital spending, and tax rates and descriptions of our development plans. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the volatility of oil and natural gas prices, our success in discovering, estimating, developing and replacing oil and natural gas reserves, actual decline curves and the actual effect of adding compression to gas wells, the availability and terms of capital, the ability of counterparties to transactions with us to meet their obligations, our timely execution of hedge transactions, credit conditions of global capital markets, changes in economic conditions, the amount and timing of future development costs, the availability and demand for alternative energy sources, regulatory changes, including those related to carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. We refer you to the discussion of risk factors in (a) Part I, Item 1A - "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and (b) comparable "risk factors" sections of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The actual results or developments anticipated may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, they may not have the expected consequences to or effects on our company or our business or operations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities and CO2 treating and transportation facilities and conduct marketing and tertiary oil recovery operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, Gulf of Mexico, West Texas Overthrust and Gulf Coast. SandRidge's internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com.
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