33% Increase in Daily Production, 56% Reduction in Secured Debt
VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dejour Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT:DEJ / TSX:DEJ) (“Dejour” or the “Company”), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in North America’s Piceance Basin and Peace River Arch regions, today announced its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014. The Company generated net income of $730,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared with a loss of $1.1 million in Q2 2013 and increased production by 33% to an average of 561 boe/d for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared with 422 boe/d in Q2 2013.
Other Key Financial and Operating Highlights are:
- Refinanced the Kokopelli project in Colorado by creating a joint venture involving the transfer of 65% of the Company’s working interest in the initial 4 wells drilled in 2013, together with certain related production facilities, for $4,136,000 (US$3,876,000) cash;
- Retaining a 25% working interest in the Kokopelli project and being carried for 25% of the next US$16.0 million in project development expenditures planned for 2014;
- Reduced G&A per BOE by 31% from $22.19/boe for the three months ended June 30, 2013 to $15.24/BOE for the current quarter;
- Repaid $3.5 million in secured debt;
- Removed, with the concurrence of the Company’s auditors, all “going concern risk” references in the Company’s unaudited financial statements and related Management’s Discussion & Analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.
The NYSE MKT (“the Exchange”), in a letter to the Company dated August 4, 2014, expressed that, in its opinion, Dejour has made a reasonable demonstration of its ability to regain compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) of the Exchange’s Company Guide, which addresses a listing Company’s ability to continue operations and/or meet its obligations as they occur. The Exchange, in its prudence, has again granted the Company an extension to regain total compliance with Section 1003(a) (iv) until November 30, 2014. During this period, the Company will submit updated “Plans of Compliance” no later than at each quarter completion concurrent with the Company’s appropriate filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Failure to make progress consistent with the “Plan of Compliance” or to regain compliance with the listing standards by the end of the extension period could result in the Company being delisted from the NYSE MKT LLC.
CORPORATE SUMMARY – JUNE 30, 2014
|OPERATIONS||Three months ended June 30,||Six months ended June 30,|
|Oil and natural gas liquids (bbls/d)||193||282||-32%||179||257||-30%|
|Natural gas (mcf/d)||2,209||843||162%||2,250||864||160%|
|Realized sales prices|
|Oil and natural gas liquids ($/bbl)||87.76||86.66||1%||90.39||84.99||6%|
|Natural gas ($/mcf)||5.27||3.98||32%||6.05||3.92||54%|
|Operating expenses (2)|
|Oil operations ($/bbl)||27.93||21.86||28%||25.53||26.53||-4%|
|Natural gas operations ($/mcf)||4.56||2.65||72%||3.83||2.82||36%|
|Oil operations ($/bbl)||44.26||47.26||-6%||49.37||41.61||19%|
|Natural gas operations ($/BOE)||-0.79||4.25||-119%||6.71||3.10||116%|
|General and administrative expenses ($/BOE)(1)||15.24||22.19||-31%||16.13||25.30||-36%|
(1) Excluding interest and financing charges
(2) Increase due to planned annual maintenance at Woodrush NE BC, two work overs, a new pump jack and
|FINANCIAL (CA$ thousands, except per share)||Three months ended June 30,||Six months ended June 30,|
|Cash flow (1)||-32||267||-112%||355||55||545%|
|Cash flow per share (basic)||-0.000||0.002||-111%||0.002||0.000||502%|
|Cash flow per share (diluted)||-0.000||0.001||-114%||0.002||0.000||518%|
|Net income (loss)||730||-1,075||168%||-2,252||-2,285||-1%|
|Basic ($/common share)||0.004||-0.007||162%||-0.014||-0.015||-8%|
|Diluted ($/common share)||0.003||-0.007||148%||-0.014||-0.015||-8%|
Capital expenditures, net of
Weighted average common shares
|Bank debt, net of working capital||4,381||6,412||-32%|
(1) It is a non-GAAP measure and calculated by adding back settlement of decommissioning liabilities and change
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION – NON-GAAP MEASURE
Three months ended
Six months ended
|Cash provided by (used in) operating activities||(482)||522||55||695|
|Change in operating working capital||450||(255)||300||(640)|
|Funds from (used in) operations||(32)||267||355||55|
Dejour Energy Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating projects in North America’s Piceance Basin (45,425 net acres) and Peace River Arch regions (17,000 net acres). Dejour maintains offices in Denver, USA, Calgary and Vancouver, Canada. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange Amex (NYSE MKT:DEJ) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:DEJ).
Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains statements about oil and gas production and operating activities that may constitute “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation as they involve the implied assessment that the resources described can be profitably produced in the future, based on certain estimates and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Dejour and described in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, adverse general economic conditions, operating hazards, drilling risks, inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering and geologic data, competition, reduced availability of drilling and other well services, fluctuations in oil and gas prices and prices for drilling and other well services, government regulation and foreign political risks, fluctuations in the exchange rate between Canadian and US dollars and other currencies, as well as other risks commonly associated with the exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect Dejour’s operations or financial results, are included in Dejour’s reports on file with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities. Other risks include the Company’s ongoing review by NYSE MKT (“the Exchange”) to ensure the Company continues to regain compliance with Section 100 3(a)(iv) of the Company Guide which addresses a Company’s ability to operate as a going concern. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change unless otherwise required under securities law.
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