REGINA, SK / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2023 / ROK Resources Inc. (“ROK” or the “Company“) (TSXV:ROK) has filed its Annual Financial Results, Reserve Report, and Management Discussion & Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022.
Financial and Operating Highlights
In Q4 2022, the Company realized production volume of 326,469 total boe (3,549 boe/d), resulting in crude and natural gas sales of $23.9 million and funds from operations of $14.9 million. This equates to an operating netback, after hedging, per boe of $43.87 and an operating income profit margin, after hedging, of 59.9%.
|Financial||Q4 2022||Q4 2021||Year 2022||Year 2021|
|Net income (loss)||(5,556,994||)||(639,279||)||80,002,750||(2,316,717||)|
|Expenditures on property, plant and equipment||11,938,870||1,535,102||16,441,696||1,650,334|
|Oil and Natural Gas Sales||23,925,141||1,211,817||87,311,542||3,436,882|
|Realized gain on commodity contracts||2,336,149||–||4,124,648||–|
|Processing and other income||574,624||–||1,787,246||–|
|Funds from operations||14,896,153||596,961||53,545,832||1,441,622|
|Average daily production|
|Crude oil (bbl/d)||2,453||126||1,848||105|
|Natural gas (mcf/d)||5,263||186||4,473||208|
|Operating Netback per boe|
|Oil and Natural Gas Sales||73.28||66.49||86.36||53.24|
|Operating Netbacks ($/boe)||36.70||32.06||47.11||22.34|
|Operating Netbacks, after hedging ($/boe)||43.87||32.06||51.20||22.34|
|Operating Income Profit Margin||50.1||%||48.2||%||54.6||%||42.0||%|
|Operating Income Profit Margin, after hedging||59.9||%||48.2||%||59.3||%||42.0||%|
|Common shares outstanding, end of period||211,580,484||74,471,576||211,580,484||74,471,576|
|Weighted average basic shares outstanding||207,067,757||74,471,576||175,426,071||68,242,055|
|Weighted average diluted shares outstanding||207,067,757||74,471,576||197,961,960||68,242,055|
The continued reduction of Net Debt quarter over quarter is a result of organically generated funds flows utilized to reduce Company indebtedness. ROK uses “Net Debt” as a measure of the Company’s financial position and liquidity, however it is not intended to be viewed as an alternative to other measures calculated in accordance with IFRS.
|Dec 31, 2022||Dec 31, 2021|
|Senior Loan Facility (15%) (1)||43,347,566||–|
|Debt Notes (14%) (1)||–||4,000,000|
|Less: adjusted working capital (2)||8,006,020||478,610|
- Represents undiscounted face value of debt balances outstanding as of each respective date presented.
- Calculation of working capital excludes current portion of debt as presented on the statement of financial position.
Fourth Quarter Highlights:
- Record production of 3,549 boe/d (75% liquids) for Q4 2022;
- Net Debt of $35.3 million as of December 31, 2022. An increase of only $4.6 million from Q3 2022 end after Q4 2022 capital expenditures of $12.0 million;
- Achieved 2022 capital efficiencies of just under $18,000 per boe/d on 22 gross (12.9 net) drill, complete, equip and tie‐in and 7 gross (4.2 net) reactivation and workover capital projects, which averaged gross IP30 production of 112 boe/d (53 boe/d, net); and
- Realized an annual hedge gain on commodity contracts of $4.1 million.
Complete reports and statements are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com
ROK is primarily engaged in exploring for petroleum and natural gas development activities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Its head office is located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and ROK’s common shares are traded on the Exchange under the trading symbol “ROK”.
For further information, please contact:
Cameron Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bryden Wright, Chief Operating Officer
Jared Lukomski, Senior Vice President, Land & Business Development
Phone: (306) 522‐0011
The non‐IFRS measures referred to above do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Management uses this non‐IFRS measurement to provide its shareholders and investors with a measurement of the Company’s financial performance and are not intended to represent operating profits nor should they be viewed as an alternative to cash provided by operating activities, net income or other measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. The reader is cautioned that these amounts may not be directly comparable to measures for other companies where similar terminology is used. “Operating Income” is calculated by deducting royalties and operating expense from total sales revenue. Total sales revenue is comprised of oil and gas sales. The Company refers to Operating Income expressed per unit of production as an “Operating Netback”. “Operating Income Profit Margin” is calculated by the Company as Operating Income as a percentage of oil and natural gas sales. “Funds from Operations” is calculated by adding other income and realized gains/losses on commodity contracts (“hedging”) to Operating Income. “Net Debt” includes all indebtedness of the Company, such as the Debt Notes and the Senior Loan Facility (as defined within the Company’s annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2022), net of Adjusted Working Capital. “Adjusted Working Capital” is calculated as current assets less current liabilities, excluding current portion of debt as presented on the Company’s statement of financial position within the Company’s annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2022.
“Funds Flow” includes all cash for (used in) operating activities and is calculated before the change in non‐cash working capital. “Funds flow”, “funds flow basic ($/share)” and “funds flow diluted ($/share)” are capital management measures and are key measures of operating performance as they demonstrate the Company’s ability to generate the cash necessary to repay debt and fund capital investments. Management believes that by excluding the temporary impact of changes in non‐cash operating working capital, funds flow, funds flow basic ($/share) and funds flow diluted ($/share) provide useful measures of ROK’s ability to generate cash that are not subject to shortterm movements in non‐cash operating working capital. Funds flow on a per share basis (basic and diluted) is calculated by dividing funds flow by the weighted average number of basic shares and weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding for the relevant period.
The following table reconciles cash flow from operating activities to Funds Flow:
|Q4 2022||Q4 2021||Year 2022||Year 2021|
|Cash provided by (used in) operating activities||16,345,029||647,510||45,128,816||(1,473||)|
|Change in non-cash working capital||(1,928,908||)||(798,603||)||448,467||(509,086||)|
Production volumes and reserves are commonly expressed on a barrel of oil equivalent (“boe”) basis whereby natural gas volumes are converted at the ratio of 6 thousand cubic feet (“Mcf”) to 1 barrel of oil (“bbl”). Although the intention is to sum oil and natural gas measurement units into one basis for improved analysis of results and comparisons with other industry participants, boe’s may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf to 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. In recent years, the value ratio based on the price of crude oil as compared to natural gas has been significantly higher than the energy equivalency of 6:1 and utilizing a conversion of natural gas volumes on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.