TULSA, OK, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) (“Laredo” or the “Company”) will host a conference call on Thursday, November 3, 2016 to discuss its third-quarter 2016 financial and operating results. The Company also announces preliminary results for its commodity derivatives for third-quarter 2016 and its basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding.
Third-Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call
Laredo plans to release third-quarter 2016 earnings on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 after the market close and the Company will host a conference call on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. CT (8:30 a.m. ET) to discuss its third-quarter 2016 financial and operating results. Individuals who would like to participate on the call should dial 877.930.8286 (international dial-in 253.336.8309), using conference code 99103479 or listen to the call via the Company’s website at www.laredopetro.com, under the tab for “Investor Relations.” A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the call on November 3, 2016 through Thursday, November 10, 2016. Participants may access this replay by dialing 855.859.2056, using conference code 99103479.
Commodity Derivatives Update
For the three months ended September 30, 2016, Laredo expects to report a gain on derivatives of approximately $6.9 million, including approximately $41.6 million net cash received on settlements of matured derivatives, net of deferred premiums paid. Although management does not expect these numbers to change, they are preliminary and unaudited.
Laredo maintains an active hedging program to reduce the variability in its anticipated cash flow due to fluctuations in commodity prices. At September 30, 2016, the Company had hedges in place for the fourth quarter of 2016 for 1,861,350 barrels of oil at a weighted-average floor price of $67.13 per barrel and 4,692,000 million British thermal units (“MMBtu”) of natural gas at a weighted-average floor price of $3.00 per MMBtu.
At September 30, 2016, for 2017, the Company had hedged 5,684,875 barrels of oil at a weighted-average floor price of $57.01 per barrel, 18,771,000 MMBtu of natural gas at a weighted-average floor price of $2.65 per MMBtu, 444,000 barrels of ethane at $11.24 per barrel and 375,000 barrels of propane at $22.26 per barrel. Subsequently, the Company hedged an additional 1,168,000 barrels of oil for 2017 and currently has 6,852,875 barrels of oil hedged for 2017 at a weighted-average floor price of $55.82 per barrel. A large portion of the Company’s 2017 oil hedges retain the benefit of an increase in the price of oil with 3,796,000 barrels structured as collars with a weighted-average ceiling price of $86.00 per barrel and 1,049,375 barrels are puts and do not have a ceiling.
At September 30, 2016, for 2018, the Company had hedged 2,144,375 barrels of oil at a weighted-average floor price of $55.98 per barrel and 12,855,500 MMBtu of natural gas at a weighted-average floor price of $2.50 per MMBtu.
Laredo records all derivatives on its balance sheet as either assets or liabilities measured at their estimated fair value. Laredo has not designated any derivatives as hedges for accounting purposes and Laredo does not enter into such instruments for speculative trading purposes. Gain (loss) on derivatives is reported under “Non-operating income (expense)” in Laredo’s consolidated statement of operations.
Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding
For the three months ended September 30, 2016, basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding were approximately 234.639 million and 238.108 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, basic and diluted weighted-average shares outstanding were approximately 221.303 million and 223.197 million, respectively.
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is an independent energy company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Laredo’s business strategy is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties, and the transportation of oil and natural gas from such properties, primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas.
Additional information about Laredo may be found on its website at www.laredopetro.com.