TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. (“Midstates” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MPO) today announced its third quarter 2018 operational and financial results.
Third Quarter 2018 Highlights and Recent Key Items
- Continued execution of its market-focused strategy aimed at reducing costs, generating substantial free cash flow, improving liquidity and focusing activity to maximize optionality
- Reported net income of $11.5 million, or $0.44 per share, which includes the impact of a $6.6 million loss on commodity derivative contracts
- Grew Mississippian Lime production to 17,996 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) in the third quarter of 2018, a 5% increase from 17,202 BOEPD in the second quarter of 2018 and a 16% increase from 15,518 BOEPD in the first quarter of 2018
- Generated Adjusted EBITDA of $31.9 million, excluding costs incurred for strategic reviews, outpacing operational capital expenditures by approximately $10.4 million
- Reduced full-year 2018 operational CAPEX guidance by approximately 10% while maintaining the mid-point of yearly production guidance of 17,000 BOEPD
- Reaffirmed the Company’s borrowing base at $170 million
- Announced changes to Midstates’ Board of Directors
- Reiterated a near-term intent to return capital to shareholders potentially through a share repurchase program(1) and/or cash dividends(1) which are being reviewed by Management and the Board
For the third quarter of 2018, Midstates reported net income of $11.5 million, or $0.44 per share, which included the impact of a $6.6 million charge related to the Company’s commodity derivative contracts. In the same period in 2017, the Company reported net income of $3.7 million, or $0.14 per share, including the impact of a $3.6 million commodity derivative charge, and in the second quarter of 2018 reported a net loss of $1.5 million, or ($0.06) per share, including the impact of a $7.8 million commodity derivative charge. In the third quarter of 2018, Midstates generated Adjusted EBITDA of $31.9 million, excluding advisory fees and costs incurred for strategic reviews. This compares to $30.2 million for the same quarter in 2017 and $27.0 million for the second quarter of 2018.
David Sambrooks, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased with our continued strong quarterly results, which have allowed Midstates to achieve several notable accomplishments this year. Thus far in 2018, we have generated $88.6 million in Adjusted EBITDA, sold our non-core Anadarko asset and paid down $100 million in debt. We have made strides operationally to optimize base production through a substantial workover program, drive down lease operating and overhead expenses, and grow production from our valuable Miss Lime asset. We have drilled and completed several two mile lateral wells in the Miss Lime and we are taking a pause in our fourth quarter drilling activity to better incorporate the learnings from our drilling and completion successes into our ongoing program. We believe that two mile laterals are proving to be more economic and want to ensure that we plan our future development program to maximize the number of extended laterals that we can drill.”
Mr. Sambrooks continued, “We are forecasting significant free cash flow generation moving forward and are investigating ways to return a substantial portion of this excess cash to our shareholders through a possible share repurchase program or cash dividends. We continue to believe in the significant value of our Miss Lime asset and we will use our strong financial position and clean balance sheet to actively pursue all opportunities that further us financially and operationally. Our Management team and our Board, including its newly appointed members, are focused on creating value for our shareholders and are energized about Midstates’ future.”
(1) Subject to availability under then current credit agreement
(Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Cash Operating Expenses, and Adjusted Cash General and Administrative Expenses are non-GAAP financial measures. Each measure is defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measure under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” in the tables below.)
- Grew Mississippian Lime production to 17,996 BOEPD in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of about 5% from 17,202 BOEPD in the second quarter of 2018 and a 16% increase from 15,518 BOEPD in the first quarter of 2018
- Production of 17,996 BOEPD in the third quarter of 2018 consisted of 29% oil, 24% natural gas liquids (NGLs), and 47% natural gas
- Spud three wells (including two extended lateral wells) and placed eight wells online (including two extended lateral wells) during the third quarter of 2018
The Company continued to run its one-rig drilling program in the Mississippian Lime through the third quarter of 2018 with the goal of minimizing drilling and completion costs to enhance economics in delineated areas with extended lateral wells. The Company has drilled and completed four extended lateral wells in 2018.
At the end of the third quarter of 2018, Midstates’ rig contractor approached the Company with an option to farm-out the drilling rig to another operator for a multiple well package starting early in the fourth quarter of 2018. In order to further study the production results of its recent extended lateral wells, Midstates elected to farm-out the rig for a portion of the fourth quarter of 2018.
The Company did not bring online any new saltwater disposal injection wells during the third quarter of 2018. Midstates is currently operating 11 non-Arbuckle injection wells in Woods and Alfalfa Counties, Oklahoma, with permitted injection capacity of approximately 240,000 barrels of water per day. The Company’s total permitted injection capacity in all formations in Woods and Alfalfa Counties, Oklahoma, which may differ from actual injection capacity due to operational constraints, is approximately 372,000 barrels of water per day. The Company’s current disposal rate into all formations of approximately 160,000 barrels of water per day. Approximately 45% of the Company’s water injection is currently being injected into non-Arbuckle formations.
Production and Pricing
Production during the third quarter of 2018 totaled 17,996 BOEPD, compared with 17,202 BOEPD during the second quarter of 2018, which excludes 3,382 BOEPD attributable to the Company’s Anadarko Basin producing properties that were divested during the second quarter of 2018. Oil volumes comprised 29% of total production, NGLs 24%, and natural gas 47% during the third quarter of 2018.
On January 1, 2018, Midstates adopted Accounting Standards Codification 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). As a result, gathering and transportation and a portion of lease operating expenses are now being presented net against oil, NGLs and natural gas revenues.
Total oil, NGLs and natural gas revenues in the third quarter of 2018 were approximately $53.0 million, before the impact of derivatives and including $3.1 million of gathering and transportation expense. In the second quarter of 2018, oil, NGLs and natural gas revenues, excluding revenues from the Company’s Anadarko Basin producing properties that were divested during the second quarter, totaled $46.5 million, which included $3.4 million of gathering and transportation expense. The net loss on derivatives for the third quarter of 2018 was $6.6 million, compared with an $11.3 million loss during the second quarter of 2018.
The following table sets forth information regarding average realized sales prices for the periods indicated:
|Three Months||Three Months||Three Months||Three Months||Three Months||Three Months|
|September 30,||June 30,||September 30,||June 30,||September 30,||June 30,|
|Average sales price exclusive of realized derivatives and certain deductions from revenue||$||68.83||$||67.42||$||32.51||$||28.28||$||2.17||$||2.01|
|Average sales price with realized derivatives exclusive of certain deductions from revenue||$||60.72||$||59.98||$||32.51||$||28.28||$||2.19||$||2.06|
|Certain deductions from revenue||(0.04||)||(0.03||)||(0.03||)||
|Average sales price inclusive of realized derivatives and certain deductions from revenue||$||60.68||$||59.95||$||32.48||$||$28.24||$||1.51||$||1.39|
To reduce downside commodity price risk and protect cash flow, Midstates has entered into a number of swaps and three-way collars to hedge a portion of the Company’s oil and natural gas revenues through 2020. A summary of the Company’s hedges is included in the below table.
|Fixed Swaps||Three-Way Collars|
|September 30, 2018(2)||175,720||$||57.23||184,000||$||59.93||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|December 31, 2018(2)||313,720||$||58.59||46,000||$||56.70||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|March 31, 2019(2)||171,000||$||66.48||180,000||$||63.14||$||53.75||$||43.75|
|June 30, 2019(2)||133,900||$||64.86||182,000||$||63.14||$||53.75||$||43.75|
|September 30, 2019(2)||46,000||$||62.96||184,000||$||63.14||$||53.75||$||43.75|
|December 31, 2019(2)||46,000||$||61.43||184,000||$||63.14||$||53.75||$||43.75|
|March 31, 2020(2)||—||$||—||91,000||$||65.75||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|June 30, 2020(2)||—||$||—||91,000||$||65.75||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|September 30, 2020(2)||—||$||—||92,000||$||65.75||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|December 31, 2020(2)||—||$||—||92,000||$||65.75||$||50.00||$||40.00|
|NYMEX HENRY HUB|
|Fixed Swaps||Three-Way Collars|
|September 30, 2018(2)||2,116,000||$||2.84||1,380,000||$||3.40||$||3.00||$||2.50|
|December 31, 2018(2)||2,055,000||$||2.95||1,380,000||$||3.40||$||3.00||$||2.50|
|March 31, 2019(2)||1,980,000||$||3.01||1,350,000||$||3.40||$||3.00||$||2.50|
|(2) Positions shown represent open commodity derivative contract positions as of September 30, 2018.|
Costs and Expenses
Adjusted Cash Operating Expenses (which excludes debt restructuring and advisory fees, as well as severance costs) for the third quarter of 2018 were $18.6 million, or $11.21 per barrel of oil equivalent (Boe), compared with $23.1 million, or $13.05 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2018. The decrease in adjusted cash operating expenses for the third quarter of 2018 was due primarily to lower workover expenses.
Lease operating expenses (LOE) and workover expenses combined totaled $11.9 million, or $7.16 per Boe, in the third quarter of 2018, compared with $17.0 million, or $9.57 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2018. LOE per Boe decreased by $0.64, during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2018 primarily due to the sale of the Company’s Anadarko Basin producing properties, which had higher LOE per Boe. Third quarter 2018 workover expenses decreased $1.77 per BOE from the second quarter of 2018 due to the Company’s completion of its expanded workover program.
Severance and other taxes for the third quarter of 2018 were $3.4 million, or $2.03 per Boe (6.2% of oil, NGLs and natural gas sales revenue), compared to $2.8 million, or $1.57 per Boe (5.2% of oil, NGLs and natural gas sales revenue) in the second quarter of 2018. Severance and other tax rates have increased from prior quarters due to legislation that was signed into law in Oklahoma that increased the 4% incentive tax rate to 7% effective with December 2017 production. Additionally, new legislation was signed into law in March 2018 in Oklahoma to further amend the gross production incentive tax rate for wells drilled beginning July 1, 2015 from 2.0% to 5.0% effective July 2018.
General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2018 totaled $4.7 million, or $2.84 per Boe, compared to $5.2 million, or $2.93 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2018. General and administrative expenses decreased in the third quarter of 2018 due to lower employee costs. Third quarter 2018 and second quarter 2018 general and administrative expenses included net non-cash, share-based compensation expense of $0.9 million, or $0.55 per Boe, and $1.2 million, or $0.69 per Boe, respectively. Adjusted cash general and administrative expenses, which excludes non-cash share-based compensation and certain non-recurring items, but includes capitalized general and administrative costs, totaled $3.9 million, or $2.33 per Boe for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $4.0 million, or $2.24 per Boe, in the second quarter of 2018. Third quarter 2018 adjusted cash general and administrative expenses increased on a per Boe basis compared to second quarter of 2018 due to lower production that resulted from Company’s Anadarko Basin producing properties divestiture.
Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense for the third quarter of 2018 totaled $15.5 million, or $9.36 per Boe, compared to $16.5 million, or $9.30 per Boe in the second quarter of 2018.
Interest expense totaled $0.7 million (net of amounts capitalized) for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2018. The Company capitalized $0.1 million in interest to unproved properties in both the third quarter and second quarter of 2018.
The Company had an effective tax rate of 0% and did not record an income tax expense or benefit for both the third quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2018.
In the third quarter of 2018, the Company invested $21.5 million of operating capital in the Mississippian Lime assets.
The following table provides operational capital spending by area as well as a reconciliation to total capital expenditures for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2018 (in thousands):
|For the Three||For the Nine|
|Months Ended||Months Ended|
|September 30, 2018||September 30, 2018|
|Drilling and completion activities||$||20,179||$||87,584|
|Acquisition of acreage and seismic data||1,327||5,279|
|Operational capital expenditures incurred||$||21,506||$||92,863|
|Capitalized G&A, office, ARO & other||1,160||3,349|
|Total capital expenditures incurred||$||22,788||$||96,525|
|For the Three||For the Nine|
|Months Ended||Months Ended|
|September 30, 2018||September 30, 2018|
|Total operational capital expenditures incurred||$||21,506||$||92,863|
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
On September 30, 2018, the Company’s liquidity was approximately $146.2 million, consisting of cash and cash equivalents of $6.2 million and $140.0 million available under its reserve-based revolving credit facility. Midstates’ long-term debt was $28.1 million, resulting in net debt of approximately $21.9 million.
As of September 30, 2018, the Company made $100 million in pay-downs during 2018 to the outstanding credit facility balance with proceeds from the sale of the Anadarko Basin producing properties and cash on hand. These pay-downs will reduce annualized interest expense by approximately $6 million.
On October 24, 2018, the Company’s borrowing base under its revolving credit facility was reaffirmed at $170 million. The next scheduled borrowing base redetermination will occur during the second quarter of 2019.
Updated Full-Year 2018 Guidance
|Production Guidance (Boe/d)||16,750 – 17,250|
|Operational CAPEX Guidance||$95 million – $100 million|
Price Differential Guidance
|Oil (per Bbl)||$0.70|
|NGLs (realized % of WTI)||
|Natural Gas inclusive of G&T(1) (per MMBTU)||$1.35|
Cost Guidance per Boe
|Lease Operating Expenses||$5.50 – $5.70|
|Expense Workover||$1.90 – $2.10|
|Severance & Other Taxes||$1.55 – $1.75|
|Adjusted G&A – Cash(2)||$2.50 – $2.70|
|(1)||Inclusive of Gathering & Transportation expenses that were previously represented separately under “Cost Guidance per BOE” at $1.75 – $2.25 per Boe|
|(2)||Adjusted G&A – Cash is a non-GAAP financial measure as it excludes from G&A non-cash compensation and other non-recurring items, but includes capitalized general and administrative costs.|
Board of Director Changes
The Company also announced yesterday changes to its Board of Directors. Midstates’ Board named Randal Klein, Evan Lederman, and David Proman to the Board effective upon the resignation of Frederic (Jake) F. Brace, Michael Reddin, and Bruce Vincent on November 7, 2018. The firms they represent collectively own approximately 40% of Midstates’ outstanding shares. The new Board expects to focus on returning a significant amount of capital to shareholders from anticipated free cash flow generation of the Company while also pursuing strategic and opportunistic mergers and acquisitions. Several options are being reviewed by the Board and management to return capital to shareholders including a share repurchase program(1) and/or issue cash dividends(1).
(1) Subject to availability under then current credit agreement
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2018 results on Friday, November 9, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time (8:00 a.m. Central time). Participants may join the conference call by dialing (877) 645-4610 (for U.S. and Canada) or (707) 595-2723 (International). The conference call access code is 3185546 for all participants. To listen via live web cast, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.midstatespetroleum.com.
An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available for approximately 30 days and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (for U.S. and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International). The conference call audio replay access code is 3185546 for all participants. The audio replay will also be available in the Investors section of the Company’s website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 30 days.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements that are not statements of historical fact, including statements regarding the Company’s strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, resource potential, drilling locations, prospects and plans and objectives of management, are considered forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, these statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Although the Company believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements made in this press release are reasonable, the Company gives no assurance that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved when anticipated or at all. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to variations in the market demand for, and prices of, oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the Company’s estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves, resource potential and drilling locations; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity; general economic and business conditions; weather-related downtime; failure to realize expected value creation from property acquisitions; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations; drilling results; and potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity derivative positions.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
About Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company focused on the application of modern drilling and completion techniques in oil and liquids-rich basins in the onshore U.S. The Company’s operations are currently focused on oilfields in the Mississippian Lime play in Oklahoma.
MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)
|September 30, 2018||June 30, 2018||December 31, 2017|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,213||$||6,256||$||68,498|
|Oil and gas sales||29,472||30,278||32,455|
|Joint interest billing||3,178||4,598||3,297|
|Commodity derivative contracts||—||—||762|
|Other current assets||1,813||2,474||1,510|
|Total current assets||41,125||43,904||106,688|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:|
|Oil and gas properties, on the basis of full-cost accounting|
|Unproved properties not being amortized||4,505||4,383||7,065|
|Other property and equipment||6,369||6,243||6,508|
|Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization||(251,432||)||(235,948||)||(204,419||)|
|Net property and equipment||563,283||553,419||574,462|
|OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS||5,591||5,263||6,978|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Commodity derivative contracts||13,210||11,549||3,433|
|Total current liabilities||64,235||71,092||57,822|
|Asset retirement obligations||7,816||7,573||15,506|
|Commodity derivative contracts||4,361||3,293||562|
|Other long-term liabilities||569||578||592|
|Total long-term liabilities||40,805||39,503||144,719|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized||—||—||—|
|Warrants, 6,625,554 warrants outstanding||37,329||37,329||37,329|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized||254||254||253|
|Total stockholders’ equity||504,959||491,991||485,587|
|MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the Three||For the Three||For the Three||For the Nine||For the Nine|
|Months Ended||Months Ended||Months Ended||Months Ended||Months Ended|
|September 30,||June 30,||September 30,||September 30,||September 30,|
|Natural gas liquid sales||12,720||11,893||10,656||35,651||31,580|
|Natural gas sales||7,026||6,782||13,970||22,145||46,321|
|Total revenues from contracts with customers||54,348||53,672||53,306||160,864||166,642|
|Gains (losses) on commodity derivative contracts—net||(6,583||)||(11,348||)||(3,591||)||(21,870||)||8,767|
|Lease operating and workover||11,861||16,952||15,653||43,621||48,064|
|Gathering and transportation||54||67||3,699||178||11,027|
|Severance and other taxes||3,360||2,776||2,352||8,998||6,168|
|Asset retirement accretion||147||250||274||694||833|
|Depreciation, depletion, and amortization||15,485||16,484||15,170||47,182||46,471|
|General and administrative||4,688||5,190||7,255||19,735||23,102|
|OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)||12,170||(245||)||5,312||17,736||39,744|
|Total other expense||(654||)||(1,297||)||(1,649||)||(3,759||)||(3,854||)|
|INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE TAXES||11,516||(1,542||)||3,663||13,977||35,890|
|Income tax expense||—||—||—||—||—|
|NET INCOME (LOSS)||$||11,516||$||(1,542||)||$||3,663||$||13,977||$||35,890|
|Participating securities—non-vested restricted stock||(351||)||—||(82||)||(400||)||
|NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS||$||11,165||$||(1,542||)||$||3,581||$||13,577||$||34,958|
|Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders||$||0.44||$||(0.06||)||$||0.14||$||0.54||$||1.39|
|Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding||25,332||25,332||25,116||25,321||25,074|
Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
Jason McGlynn, 918-947-4614