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Hallador Energy Company Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial and Operating Results

Hallador Energy Company
·5 min read

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ – HNRG) today reported net income of $1.9 million, $.06 Per Share.

Brent Bilsland, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are intensely focused on creating positive cash flow to aggressively pay down debt. Year to date, we have paid down $33 million and are on pace to reduce our total bank debt by 20% - 25% for the year."

  • During Q3 2020, shipments improved over Q2 levels and our costs of $29.30 per ton remained within our expectations.

  • In the first nine months of 2020, bank debt was reduced by $33 million, and operating cash flow was $34.1 million. Coal inventories decreased $4.5 million in Q3. We anticipate shipments increasing in Q4 and inventory levels to continue to decline, further improving operating cash flow.

  • As of September 30, 2020, both our liquidity and our leverage ratio improved to $52.7 million and 2.46X, respectively. Leverage was comfortably within our covenant of 3.5X.

Solid Sales Position Through 2022

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

Contracted

Estimated

Tons

Priced

Year

(millions)*

per ton

2020 (Q4)

2.1

$40.00

2021

5.0

$39.30

2022

5.3

$40.20

12.4

* 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. Our actual shipments for the remainder of 2020 are estimated to be 1.7 million tons as we expect our customers to defer or carryover 400,000 tons from 2020 to 2021 from the contracted tons noted above, resulting in contracted and carryover tons of 5.4 million for 2021.

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

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net Income (loss)

$1,923

$(3,723)

$(1,483)

$(67)

Total Revenues

$65,128

$83,096

$179,747

$244,719

Tons Sold

1,585

2,118

4,355

6,055

Average Price per Ton

$40.85

$39.13

$40.68

$39.51

Bank Debt

$146,925

$172,000

$146,925

$172,000

Operating Cash Flow

$15,810

$12,612

$34,109

$36,323

Adjusted EBITDA*

$17,077

$10,451

$44,151

$52,109

Adjusted Free Cash Flow **

$11,557

$1,100

$24,651

$21,695

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

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss)

$1,923

$(3,723)

$(1,483)

$(67)

Income tax benefit

(461)

(3,473)

(3,255)

(3,318)

Loss from Hourglass Sands

64

47

205

438

(Income) loss from equity method investments

119

184

(1,167)

350

DD&A

9,313

11,774

30,151

35,598

Asset impairment

1,799

1,799

ARO accretion

348

320

1,024

943

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

38

1

38

(99)

Loss (gain) on marketable securities

14

(14)

(334)

Interest Expense

2,329

3,558

10,877

13,546

Other amortization

1,452

1,323

4,274

3,614

Change in fair value of fuel hedges

(138)

-

775

Stock-based compensation

291

426

927

1,438

Adjusted EBITDA

$17,077

$10,451

$44,151

$52,109

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

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss)

$1,923

$(3,723)

$(1,483)

$(67)

(Income) loss from equity method investments

119

184

(1,167)

350

Deferred income tax benefit

(387)

(3,047)

(2,657)

(2,741)

DD&A

9,315

11,778

30,159

35,612

Asset impairment

1,799

1,799

ARO accretion

348

320

1,024

943

Deferred financing costs amortization

610

543

1,686

1,628

Change in fair value of interest rate swaps

(995)

162

981

3,018

Change in fair value of fuel hedges

(138)

775

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

38

1

38

(99)

Maintenance capex

(1,365)

(5,537)

(7,413)

(18,373)

Stock-based compensation less taxes paid

290

419

909

1,424

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

$11,557

$1,100

$24,651

$21,695

Conference Call

As previously announced our earnings conference call for financial analysts and investors will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 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 10148523.

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:

(303) 839-5504