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Hallador Energy Company Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial and Operating Results

Hallador Energy Company
·5 min read

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ – HNRG) today reported income of $0.25 million, $0.01 per share and adjusted EBITDA of $13.2 million.

Brent Bilsland, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Hallador was profitable, despite the pandemic which wreaked havoc on energy markets. We further lowered our cost structure and debt levels, while focusing on helping customers manage inventory levels. We are cautiously optimistic as coal shipments, energy markets and hopefully the world have begun a recovery."

  • During Q2 2020, production costs fell to $28.94 per ton, a 9% reduction over the prior quarter, even as shipment delays resulted in lower sales volumes.

  • In the first half of 2020, bank debt was reduced by $19 million, and operating cash flow was $17.2 million, in spite of coal inventories increasing by $13.8 million. We anticipate shipments to improve in the second half of the year and inventory levels to decline, improving operating cash flow.

  • As of June 30, 2020, our liquidity was $52.6 million and our leverage ratio remained below 3.0X, which is comfortably within our covenant of 4.0X.

Solid Sales Position Through 2022

° Due to the impacts and economic uncertainty of COVID-19, the Company is suspending sales guidance but still carries a strong contracted sales position through 2022.

Contracted

Estimated

Tons

Priced

Year

(millions)*

per ton

2020 (Q3 – Q4)

3.7

$

40.10

2021

5.2

$

40.10

2022

5.3

$

40.60

14.2

_____________
* Contracted tons are subject to adjustment due to the exercise of customer options to either take additional tons or reduce tonnage if such options exist in the customer contract.


The table below represents some of our critical metrics (in thousands except for per ton data):

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net Income (loss)

$

254

$

(3,344

)

$

(3,406

)

$

3,656

Total Revenues

$

52,081

$

72,310

$

114,619

$

161,623

Tons Sold

1,244

1,807

2,770

3,937

Average Price per Ton

$

40.57

$

39.35

$

40.58

$

39.71

Bank Debt

$

161,113

$

173,100

$

161,113

$

173,100

Operating Cash Flow

$

918

$

2,864

$

17,174

$

23,711

Adjusted EBITDA*

$

13,175

$

16,423

$

27,074

$

41,658

Adjusted Free Cash Flow **

$

6,281

$

5,943

$

13,094

$

20,595

*Defined as EBITDA plus stock-based compensation, ARO accretion, change in fair value of fuel hedges, less the effects of our equity method investments and Hourglass Sands.

**Defined as net income plus deferred income taxes, DD&A, ARO accretion, change in fair value of fuel hedges, and stock compensation, less maintenance capex and the effects of our equity method investments.

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted free cash flow should not be considered alternatives to net income, income from operations, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. Our method of computing EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted free cash flow may not be the same method used to compute similar measures reported by other companies.

Management believes that the presentation of such additional financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding our performance and results of operations because these measures when used in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures, (i) provide additional information about our core operating performance and ability to generate and distribute cash flow, (ii) provide investors with the financial and analytical framework upon which management bases financial, operation, compensation, and planning decisions, and (iii) present measurements that investors, rating agencies, and debt holders have indicated are useful in assessing our results.

Reconciliation of GAAP "net income" to non-GAAP "adjusted EBITDA" (in thousands).

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss)

$

254

$

(3,344

)

$

(3,406

)

$

3,656

Income tax expense (benefit)

(618

)

191

(2,794

)

155

Loss from Hourglass Sands

63

140

141

391

(Income) loss from equity method investments

(1,231

)

132

(1,286

)

166

DD&A

10,215

12,092

20,838

23,824

ARO accretion

343

314

676

623

Gain on impairment and disposal of assets

(100

)

(100

)

Gain on marketable securities

(45

)

(14

)

(348

)

Interest Expense

2,834

5,369

8,548

9,988

Other amortization

1,396

1,156

2,822

2,291

Change in fair value of fuel hedges

(398

)

-

913

Stock-based compensation

317

518

636

1,012

Adjusted EBITDA

$

13,175

$

16,423

$

27,074

$

41,658


Reconciliation of GAAP "net income" to non-GAAP "adjusted free cash flow" (in thousands).

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss)

$

254

$

(3,344

)

$

(3,406

)

$

3,656

(Income) loss from equity method investments

(1,231

)

132

(1,286

)

166

Deferred income tax benefit

(618

)

113

(2,270

)

306

DD&A

10,217

12,096

20,844

23,834

ARO accretion

343

314

676

623

Deferred financing costs amortization

609

542

1,076

1,085

Change in fair value of interest rate swaps

(617

)

1,843

1,976

2,856

Change in fair value of fuel hedges

(398

)

913

Gain on sale of assets

(100

)

(100

)

Maintenance capex

(2,578

)

(6,164

)

(6,048

)

(12,836

)

Stock-based compensation less taxes paid

300

511

619

1,005

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

$

6,281

$

5,943

$

13,094

$

20,595


Conference Call

As previously announced, our earnings conference call for financial analysts and investors will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 2:00 pm eastern time. Dial-in numbers for the live conference call are as follows:

Toll-free (888) 347-5317
Canadian Callers Toll-free (855) 669-9657
Conference ID #: Hallador Energy Company HNRG Call

An audio replay of the conference call will be available for one week. To access the audio replay, dial US Toll-Free (877) 344-7529; Canada Toll-Free (855) 669-9658 and request to be connected to replay access code 10138494.

Hallador is headquartered in Terre Haute, Indiana, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, produces coal in the Illinois Basin for the electric power generation industry. To learn more about Hallador or Sunrise, visit our website at www.halladorenergy.com.

Contact – Investor Relations
Phone – (812) 299-2800