Wow....This management is pathetic. They sound insecure, nervous and devious. No enthusiasm whatsoever. They leave you feeling like everything is NOT quite alright. They may know their way around a spreadsheet, but are awful communicators. Lawler would have been great as a COO for Aubrey being the CEO.
Aubrey is a very bright and self confident individual and because he is that way, whenever he speaks his enthusiasm is contagious. His problem was that as head of a publicly owned company, he forgo that the piggy bank was no longer just his. I agree with you that Lawler is not a communicator but I am convinced that CHK is on the right path.
Management doing absolutely the right thing. Reduce expenses and maintain productions levels. The whole problem with this and other companies in this space is that they spent and produced too much Now they care controlling both whihc is helping to increase top and bottome lines - i.e. less supply, increasing demand means higher unti sales price. Maintin lid on cost to produce and ou get better margins. al lgod and will continue imroving. Not looking for another snake oil salesman.