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Centennial Resource Development Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

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DENVER, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (“Centennial” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CDEV) today announced second quarter 2021 financial and operational results.

Recent Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Generated Company record free cash flow and reduced total debt outstanding

  • Improved leverage metrics significantly quarter-over-quarter

  • Increased daily crude oil production 13% compared to the prior quarter

  • Delivered solid well results from the Northern and Southern Delaware Basins

  • Continued to drive strong operational efficiencies

  • Added 2022 oil hedges at attractive prices

Financial Results

For the second quarter, Centennial generated net cash from operating activities of $107.3 million and free cash flow1 of $34.2 million. The Company reported a net loss during the quarter of $25.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.3 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Average daily crude oil production during the second quarter was 31,912 barrels of oil per day (“Bbls/d”) compared to 37,411 Bbls/d in the prior year period. Total equivalent production for the quarter averaged 61,647 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Boe/d”) compared to 68,245 Boe/d in the prior year period. Second quarter average daily crude oil and total equivalent production increased 13% and 14%, respectively, compared to the prior quarter.

“Centennial’s second quarter results prove our ability to generate substantial free cash flow through our two-rig drilling program,” said Sean R. Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “For the remainder of the year, our primary focus is free cash flow generation and organic de-leveraging, both of which are occurring at a more rapid pace than originally anticipated.”

Second Quarter Operational Results

Centennial continues to efficiently develop its Delaware Basin position through the co-development of multiple intervals with extended laterals. In Lea County, New Mexico, the three-well Chorizo 12 State Com pad (average 100% WI) was completed in late March targeting the Second Bone Spring Sand interval with average 9,800-foot laterals. The wells averaged 2,295 Boe/d, or 1,919 Bbls/d of oil, for the 30-day initial production (“IP”) period.

“The Chorizo pad highlights the quality of our asset base, posting an average 60-day IP rate of over 1,600 barrels of oil per day per well,” said Smith.

Also in New Mexico, the Chimichangas 12 State Com 602H (50% WI) was completed targeting the Third Bone Spring Sand interval with an approximate 9,800-foot lateral. The well had a 30-day IP rate of 2,722 Boe/d (82% oil), or 227 Bbls/d of oil per 1,000 foot of lateral, and produced approximately 105,000 barrels of oil during its first 60 days on production.

In Reeves County, Texas, Centennial reported strong results through a co-development test of the Third Bone Spring Sand and Wolfcamp C intervals. Located on the Company’s Miramar acreage, the Powdered Donut State (average 96% WI) wells were drilled with approximate 9,000-foot laterals. The two-well pad achieved an average 30-day IP rate of 2,530 Boe/d per well (43% oil).

“The initial results of the Powdered Donut wells give us greater confidence in the potential upside of our Reeves County acreage in the Wolfcamp C interval. Going forward, we expect to co-develop additional wells utilizing a similar pattern,” said Smith.

Total capital expenditures incurred for the quarter were $83.2 million. Second quarter drilling, completion and facilities costs totaled $82.3 million and included two more spuds than originally anticipated due to continued drilling efficiencies. Infrastructure, land and other capital expenditures totaled $0.9 million.

“Our team continues to drive operational efficiencies through reduced cycle times and longer laterals which effectively offset higher oil field service costs during the quarter,” said Smith.

“A number of strong wells were brought online this quarter from four separate intervals, further supporting the quality of our acreage position. At our current drilling pace, we have over fifteen years of high-quality, economic inventory at $45 per barrel WTI,” said Smith. “This high rate-of-return inventory combined with structurally lower well costs puts us in a more advantageous position going forward.”

Capital Structure and Liquidity

At June 30, 2021, Centennial had approximately $5 million in cash on hand and $255 million of borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility. Centennial’s total liquidity was $446 million, based on its $700 million borrowing base, credit facility borrowings and $4 million in current letters of credit outstanding, plus cash on hand as of June 30, 2021.

As previously announced, in early April Centennial redeemed its $127 million of 8.00% second lien senior secured notes due 2025 at par, in effect utilizing proceeds from the $170 million convertible senior notes offering executed in March. The Company utilized borrowings under its credit facility to fund the redemption and, therefore, effectively began the second quarter with $290 million of borrowings outstanding.

“During the quarter, we paid down $35 million in borrowings under our credit facility and expect additional repayments through the remainder of the year,” said Smith. “Assuming current strip pricing, we anticipate ending the year with a net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX2 ratio below 2.0x.”

Hedge Position Update

Since its last update on May 4, 2021, the Company added incremental oil hedges for the second half of 2021 and full year 2022. For the second half of 2021, the Company entered into 2,500 Bbls/d of incremental oil swaps split equally between WTI and Brent at weighted average fixed prices of $64.77 per barrel WTI and $69.76 per barrel Brent, respectively. Also for this period, the Company added 250 Bbls/d of WTI oil collars with a weighted average floor price of $60.00 per barrel and ceiling price of $67.85; and 2,000 Bbls/d of Brent oil collars with a weighted average floor price of $65.63 per barrel and ceiling price of $73.78. As a result, Centennial now has a total of 15,500 Bbls/d of oil hedged for the remainder of 2021, consisting of approximately 77% fixed price swaps with the remainder in costless collars. For the second half of 2021, Centennial’s total crude oil hedges represent approximately 48% of its expected crude oil production (using the mid-point of guidance).

Centennial also entered into additional oil hedges for 2022. For 2022, Centennial has 7,852 Bbls/d of oil hedged at a weighted average fixed price of $64.22 per barrel WTI. Approximately 65% of the Company’s oil hedges are weighted towards the first half of 2022. Additionally, Centennial has certain crude oil and natural gas basis swaps, crude oil roll differential swaps and natural gas hedges in place.

(For a summary table of Centennial’s derivative contracts as of July 31, 2021, please see the Appendix to this press release.)

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Centennial’s financial statements and related footnotes will be available in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, which is expected to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 4, 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast

Centennial will host an investor conference call on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain (10:00 a.m. Eastern) to discuss second quarter 2021 operating and financial results. Interested parties may join the webcast by visiting Centennial’s website at www.cdevinc.com and clicking on the webcast link or by dialing (844) 348-0017, or (213) 358-0877 for international calls, (Conference ID: 5061685) at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available on Centennial’s website or by phone at (855) 859-2056 (Conference ID: 5061685) for a seven-day period following the call.

About Centennial Resource Development, Inc.

Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development of oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company’s assets and operations, which are held and conducted through Centennial Resource Production, LLC, are concentrated in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.cdevinc.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this press release, regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “goal,” “plan,” “target” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events.

Forward-looking statements may include statements about:

  • volatility of oil, natural gas and NGL prices or a prolonged period of low oil, natural gas or NGL prices and the effects of actions by, or disputes among or between, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”), such as Saudi Arabia, and other oil and natural gas producing countries, such as Russia, with respect to production levels or other matters related to the price of oil;

  • the effects of excess supply of oil and natural gas resulting from reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions taken in response by certain oil and natural gas producing countries;

  • our business strategy and future drilling plans;

  • our reserves and our ability to replace the reserves we produce through drilling and property acquisitions;

  • our drilling prospects, inventories, projects and programs;

  • our financial strategy, liquidity and capital required for our development program;

  • our realized oil, natural gas and NGL prices;

  • the timing and amount of our future production of oil, natural gas and NGLs;

  • our hedging strategy and results;

  • our competition and government regulations;

  • our ability to obtain permits and governmental approvals;

  • our pending legal or environmental matters;

  • the marketing and transportation of our oil, natural gas and NGLs;

  • our leasehold or business acquisitions;

  • cost of developing our properties;

  • our anticipated rate of return;

  • general economic conditions;

  • weather conditions in the areas where we operate;

  • credit markets;

  • uncertainty regarding our future operating results;

  • our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions contained in this press release that are not historical; and

  • the other factors described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and any updates to those factors set forth in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.

We caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, incident to the development, production, gathering and sale of oil and natural gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating oil and gas reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures and the other risks described in our filings with the SEC.

Reserve engineering is a process of estimating underground accumulations of oil and natural gas that cannot be measured in an exact way. The accuracy of any oil and gas reserve estimate depends on the quality of available data, the interpretation of such data, and price and cost assumptions made by reserve engineers. In addition, the results of drilling, testing and production activities may justify revisions of estimates that were made previously. If significant, such revisions would change the schedule of any further production and development drilling. Accordingly, reserve estimates may differ significantly from the quantities of oil and natural gas that are ultimately recovered.

Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that we or persons acting on our behalf may issue.

Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

1) Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” included within the Appendix of this press release for related disclosures and a reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities, our most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

2) Net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines net debt as long-term debt, net, plus unamortized debt discount and debt issuance costs on senior notes minus cash and cash equivalents. The Company defines net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX as net debt (defined above) divided by Adjusted EBITDAX (defined and reconciled in the Appendix of this press release for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020) for the prior twelve-month period. The Company refers to this metric to show trends that investors may find useful in understanding the Company's ability to service its debt. This metric is widely used by professional research analysts, including credit analysts, in the valuation and comparison of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Centennial does not provide guidance on the items used to reconcile between forecasted net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX to forecasted long-term debt, net, or forecasted net income due to the uncertainty regarding timing and estimates of certain items. Accordingly, the Company does not present forecasted EBITDAX, forecasted net debt, forecasted net income or forecasted net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX, and therefore, Centennial cannot reconcile forecasted net debt-to-LTM EBITDAX to forecasted long-term debt, net, or forecasted net income without unreasonable effort.

Contact:
Hays Mabry
Director, Investor Relations
(832) 240-3265
ir@cdevinc.com

Centennial Resource Development, Inc.

Operating Highlights

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net revenues (in thousands):

Oil sales

$

177,105

$

73,100

$

310,831

$

243,605

Natural gas sales

27,015

8,787

62,466

17,145

NGL sales

28,457

8,622

51,671

22,528

Oil and gas sales

$

232,577

$

90,509

$

424,968

$

283,278

Average sales prices:

Oil (per Bbl)

$

60.99

$

21.47

$

57.08

$

33.92

Effect of derivative settlements on average price (per Bbl)

(12.59

)

(1.60

)

(11.12

)

(0.76

)

Oil net of hedging (per Bbl)

$

48.40

$

19.87

$

45.96

$

33.16

Average NYMEX price for oil (per Bbl)

$

66.06

$

28.00

$

61.95

$

37.09

Oil differential from NYMEX

(5.07

)

(6.53

)

(4.87

)

(3.17

)

Natural gas (per Mcf)

$

2.55

$

0.87

$

3.13

$

0.82

Effect of derivative settlements on average price (per Mcf)

(0.09

)

(0.14

)

0.01

(0.07

)

Natural gas net of hedging (per Mcf)

$

2.46

$

0.73

$

3.14

$

0.75

Average NYMEX price for natural gas (per Mcf)

$

2.88

$

1.65

$

3.15

$

1.76

Natural gas differential from NYMEX

(0.33

)

(0.78

)

(0.02

)

(0.94

)

NGL (per Bbl)

$

30.37

$

7.72

$

30.10

$

10.79

Net production:

Oil (MBbls)

2,904

3,404

5,446

7,182

Natural gas (MMcf)

10,613

10,140

19,956

20,855

NGL (MBbls)

937

1,116

1,717

2,088

Total (MBoe)(1)

5,610

6,210

10,488

12,746

Average daily net production:

Oil (Bbls/d)

31,912

37,411

30,086

39,461

Natural gas (Mcf/d)

116,629

111,419

110,253

114,585

NGL (Bbls/d)

10,297

12,264

9,484

11,474

Total (Boe/d)(1)

61,647

68,245

57,945

70,333

___________________

(1) Calculated by converting natural gas to oil equivalent barrels at a ratio of six Mcf of natural gas to one Boe.

Centennial Resource Development, Inc.

Operating Expenses

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating costs (in thousands):

Lease operating expenses

$

22,976

$

25,839

$

48,837

$

58,478

Severance and ad valorem taxes

15,784

5,696

28,367

22,269

Gathering, processing and transportation expenses

19,494

17,284

40,119

34,223

Operating costs per Boe:

Lease operating expenses

$

4.10

$

4.16

$

4.66

$

4.59

Severance and ad valorem taxes

2.81

0.92

2.70

1.75

Gathering, processing and transportation expenses

3.47

2.78

3.83

2.68


Centennial Resource Development, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating revenues

Oil and gas sales

$

232,577

$

90,509

$

424,968

$

283,278

Operating expenses

Lease operating expenses

22,976

25,839

48,837

58,478

Severance and ad valorem taxes

15,784

5,696

28,367

22,269

Gathering, processing and transportation expenses

19,494

17,284

40,119

34,223

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

73,429

93,020

137,212

194,278

Impairment and abandonment expense

9,199

19,425

18,399

630,725

Exploration and other expenses

1,764

4,051

2,859

8,060

General and administrative expenses

28,807

17,994

54,063

36,864

Total operating expenses

171,453

183,309

329,856

984,897

Net gain (loss) on sale of long-lived assets

(8

)

(2

)

36

243

Proceeds from terminated sale of assets

5,983

5,983

Income (loss) from operations

67,099

(92,802

)

101,131

(701,376

)

Other income (expense)

Interest expense

(15,182

)

(17,371

)

(32,667

)

(33,792

)

Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt

(22,156

)

143,443

(22,156

)

143,443

Net gain (loss) on derivative instruments

(54,959

)

(29,857

)

(106,158

)

(38,362

)

Other income (expense)

143

1

150

(52

)

Total other income (expense)

(92,154

)

96,216

(160,831

)

71,237

Income (loss) before income taxes

(25,055

)

3,414

(59,700

)

(630,139

)

Income tax (expense) benefit

1,916

85,124

Net income (loss)

(25,055

)

5,330

(59,700

)

(545,015

)

Less: Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

2,362

Net income (loss) attributable to Class A Common Stock

$

(25,055

)

$

5,330

$

(59,700

)

$

(542,653

)

Income (loss) per share of Class A Common Stock:

Basic

$

(0.09

)

$

0.02

$

(0.21

)

$

(1.96

)

Diluted

$

(0.09

)

$

0.02

$

(0.21

)

$

(1.96

)


Centennial Resource Development, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

June 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

4,702

$

5,800

Accounts receivable, net

89,586

54,557

Prepaid and other current assets

6,054

5,229

Total current assets

100,342

65,586

Property and Equipment

Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method

Unproved properties

1,163,123

1,209,205

Proved properties

4,579,453

4,395,473

Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

(2,013,024

)

(1,877,832

)

Total oil and natural gas properties, net

3,729,552

3,726,846

Other property and equipment, net

11,836

12,650

Total property and equipment, net

3,741,388

3,739,496

Noncurrent assets

Operating lease right-of-use assets

15,217

3,176

Other noncurrent assets

17,402

19,167

TOTAL ASSETS

$

3,874,349

$

3,827,425

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

157,818

$

110,439

Operating lease liabilities

240

3,155

Other current liabilities

62,821

18,274

Total current liabilities

220,879

131,868

Noncurrent liabilities

Long-term debt, net

1,054,317

1,068,624

Asset retirement obligations

17,516

17,009

Deferred income taxes

2,589

2,589

Operating lease liabilities

15,206

422

Other noncurrent liabilities

25,498

2,952

Total liabilities

1,336,005

1,223,464

Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)

Shareholders’ equity

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 620,000,000 shares authorized:

Class A: 290,800,955 shares issued and 279,219,513 shares outstanding at June 30, 2021 and 290,645,623 shares issued and 278,551,901 shares outstanding at December 31, 2020

29

29

Additional paid-in capital

2,998,516

3,004,433

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

(460,201

)

(400,501

)

Total shareholders’ equity

2,538,344

2,603,961

Noncontrolling interest

Total equity

2,538,344

2,603,961

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$

3,874,349

$

3,827,425


Centennial Resource Development, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(in thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(59,700

)

$

(545,015

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

137,212

194,278

Stock-based compensation expense - equity awards

9,066

11,136

Stock-based compensation expense - liability awards

25,074

Impairment and abandonment expense

18,399

630,725

Deferred tax expense (benefit)

(85,124

)

Net (gain) loss on sale of long-lived assets

(36

)

(243

)

Non-cash portion of derivative (gain) loss

45,759

31,415

Amortization of debt issuance costs and debt discount

2,886

2,334

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt

22,156

(143,443

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable

(33,483

)

36,065

(Increase) decrease in prepaid and other assets

(9

)

41

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and other liabilities

12,301

(47,666

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

179,625

84,503

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties

(638

)

(6,113

)

Drilling and development capital expenditures

(126,665

)

(271,389

)

Purchases of other property and equipment

(471

)

(811

)

Proceeds from sales of oil and natural gas properties

698

1,263

Net cash used in investing activities

(127,076

)

(277,050

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from borrowings under revolving credit facility

320,000

385,000

Repayment of borrowings under revolving credit facility

(395,000

)

(190,000

)

Proceeds from issuance of convertible senior notes

170,000

Debt issuance costs

(6,421

)

(5,141

)

Premiums paid on capped call transactions

(14,688

)

Redemption of senior secured notes

(127,073

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

15

Restricted stock used for tax withholdings

(477

)

(301

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(53,644

)

189,558

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(1,095

)

(2,989

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

8,339

15,543

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

7,244

$

12,554

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash presented on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the periods presented:

Six Months Ended June 30,

2021

2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$

4,702

$

7,214

Restricted cash

2,542

5,340

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

7,244

$

12,554

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), our earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures as described below.

Adjusted EBITDAX

Adjusted EBITDAX is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of our consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. We define Adjusted EBITDAX as net income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, exploration and other expenses, impairment and abandonment expenses, non-cash gains or losses on derivatives, stock-based compensation, gain/loss on extinguishment of debt, gain/loss from the sale of assets and non-recurring items. Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of net income as determined by GAAP.

Our management believes Adjusted EBITDAX is useful as it allows them to more effectively evaluate our operating performance and compare the results of our operations from period to period and against our peers, without regard to our financing methods or capital structure. We exclude the items listed above from net income in arriving at Adjusted EBITDAX because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within our industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income as determined in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of our operating performance or liquidity. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDAX are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDAX. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDAX should not be construed as an inference that our results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Our computations of Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDAX to net income, which is the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP:

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Adjusted EBITDAX reconciliation to net income:

Net income (loss) attributable to Class A Common Stock

$

(25,055

)

$

5,330

$

(59,700

)

$

(542,653

)

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(2,362

)

Interest expense

15,182

17,371

32,667

33,792

Income tax expense (benefit)

(1,916

)

(85,124

)

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

73,429

93,020

137,212

194,278

Impairment and abandonment expenses

9,199

19,425

18,399

630,725

(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt

22,156

(143,443

)

22,156

(143,443

)

Non-cash derivative (gain) loss

17,446

22,963

45,759

31,415

Stock-based compensation expense(1)

18,681

4,270

33,305

10,162

Exploration and other expenses

1,764

4,051

2,859

8,060

Workforce reduction severance payments

2,884

2,884

Transaction costs

476

476

(Gain) loss on sale of long-lived assets

8

2

(36

)

(243

)

Proceeds from terminated sale of assets

(5,983

)

(5,983

)

Adjusted EBITDAX

$

126,827

$

24,433

$

226,638

$

137,967

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(1)

Includes stock-based compensation for equity awards and also for cash-based liability awards that have not yet been settled in cash, both of which relate to general and administrative employees only. Stock-based compensation amounts for geographical and geophysical personnel are included within the Exploration and other expenses line item.

Free Cash Flow (Deficit)

Free cash flow (deficit) is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of our consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. We define free cash flow (deficit) as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital, less incurred capital expenditures.

Our management believes free cash flow (deficit) is a useful indicator of the Company’s ability to internally fund its exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt, without regard to the timing of settlement of either operating assets and liabilities or accounts payable related to capital expenditures. The Company believes that this measure, as so adjusted, presents a meaningful indicator of the Company’s actual sources and uses of capital associated with its operations conducted during the applicable period. Our computations of free cash flow (deficit) may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Free cash flow (deficit) should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, cash provided by operating activities as determined in accordance with GAAP or as indicator of our operating performance or liquidity.

Free cash flow (deficit) is not a financial measure that is determined in accordance with GAAP. Accordingly, the following table presents a reconciliation of free cash flow (deficit) to net cash provided by operating activities, which is the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP:

Three Months Ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2021

2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

107,279

$

(16,315

)

Changes in working capital:

Accounts receivable

18,486

4,961

Prepaid and other assets

(255

)

(304

)

Accounts payable and other liabilities

(8,147

)

13,301

Discretionary cash flow

117,363

1,643

Less: total capital expenditures incurred

(83,200

)

(28,000

)

Free cash flow (deficit)

$

34,163

$

(26,357

)

The following table summarizes the approximate volumes and average contract prices of swap contracts the Company had in place as of June 30, 2021 and additional contracts entered into through July 31, 2021:

Period

Volume
(Bbls)

Volume
(Bbls/d)

Wtd. Avg. Crude Price
($/Bbl)
(1)

Crude oil swaps

NYMEX WTI

July 2021 - September 2021

782,000

8,500

$47.01

October 2021 - December 2021

828,000

9,000

49.82

January 2022 - March 2022

1,035,000

11,500

64.89

April 2022 - June 2022

819,000

9,000

64.22

July 2022 - September 2022

552,000

6,000

63.50

October 2022 - December 2022

460,000

5,000

63.56

ICE Brent

July 2021 - September 2021

276,000

3,000

$54.85

October 2021 - December 2021

322,000

3,500

58.10

Period

Volume
(Bbls)

Volume
(Bbls/d)

Wtd. Avg. Collar Price
Ranges ($/Bbl)
(2)

Crude oil collars

NYMEX WTI

July 2021 - September 2021

184,000

2,000

$49.75 - $58.51

October 2021 - December 2021

92,000

1,000

42.00 - 50.10

ICE Brent

July 2021 - September 2021

230,000

2,500

$65.00 - $73.17

October 2021 - December 2021

138,000

1,500

66.67 - 74.80

Period

Volume
(Bbls)

Volume
(Bbls/d)

Wtd. Avg. Differential
($/Bbl)
(3)

Crude oil basis differential swaps

July 2021 - September 2021

736,000

8,000

$0.26

October 2021 - December 2021

644,000

7,000

0.26

Period

Volume
(Bbls)

Volume
(Bbls/d)

Wtd. Avg. Differential
($/Bbl)(4)

Crude oil roll differential swaps

January 2022 - March 2022

450,000

5,000

$0.60

April 2022 - June 2022

455,000

5,000

0.60

July 2022 - September 2022

460,000

5,000

0.60

October 2022 - December 2022

460,000

5,000

0.60

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(1)

These crude oil swap transactions are settled based on either the NYMEX WTI or ICE Brent oil price, as applicable, on each trading day within the specified monthly settlement period versus the contractual swap price for the volumes stipulated.

(2)

These crude oil collars are settled based on the NYMEX WTI or ICE Brent index price, as applicable, on each trading day within the specified monthly settlement period versus the contractual floor and ceiling prices for the volumes stipulated.

(3)

These crude oil basis swap transactions are settled based on the difference between the arithmetic average of ARGUS MIDLAND WTI and ARGUS WTI CUSHING indices, during each applicable monthly settlement period.

(4)

These crude oil roll swap transactions are settled based on the difference between the arithmetic average of NYMEX WTI calendar month prices and the physical crude oil delivery month price


Period

Volume
(MMBtu)

Volume
(MMBtu/d)

Wtd. Avg. Gas Price
($/MMBtu)(1)

Natural gas swaps

July 2021 - September 2021

3,680,000

40,000

$2.89

October 2021 - December 2021

3,680,000

40,000

2.95

January 2022 - March 2022

2,700,000

30,000

3.00

April 2022 - June 2022

1,820,000

20,000

3.01

July 2022 - September 2022

1,840,000

20,000

3.01

October 2022 - December 2022

1,230,000

13,370

3.00

Period

Volume
(MMBtu)

Volume
(MMBtu/d)

Wtd. Avg. Differential
($/MMBtu)(2)

Natural gas basis differential swaps

July 2021 - September 2021

3,680,000

40,000

$(0.30)

October 2021 - December 2021

4,290,000

46,630

(0.24)

January 2022 - March 2022

2,700,000

30,000

(0.18)

Period

Volume
(MMBtu)

Volume
(MMBtu/d)

Wtd. Avg. Collar Price
Ranges

($/MMBtu)(3)

Natural gas collars

October 2021 - December 2021

1,220,000

13,261

$3.15 - $4.65

January 2022 - March 2022

1,800,000

20,000

3.15 - 4.65

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(1)

These natural gas swap contracts are settled based on the NYMEX Henry Hub price on each trading day within the specified monthly settlement period versus the contractual swap price for the volumes stipulated.

(2)

These natural gas basis swap contracts are settled based on the difference between the Inside FERC’s West Texas WAHA price and the NYMEX price of natural gas, during each applicable monthly settlement period.

(3)

These natural gas collars are settled based on the Henry Hub price on each trading day within the specified monthly settlement period versus the contractual floor and ceiling prices for the volumes stipulated.