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Pioneer Natural Resources Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial and Operating Results; Provides 2021 Outlook

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Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) ("Pioneer" or "the Company") today reported financial and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. Pioneer reported fourth quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $43 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. These results include the effects of noncash mark-to-market adjustments and certain other unusual items. Excluding these items, non-GAAP adjusted income for the fourth quarter was $177 million, or $1.07 per diluted share. Cash flow from operating activities for the fourth quarter was $537 million. For the full year 2020, the Company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $200 million, or $1.21 per diluted share. Cash flow from operating activities for the full year 2020 was $2.1 billion.

Highlights

  • Delivered strong fourth quarter and full year 2020 free cash flow1 of $294 million and $689 million, respectively

  • Achieved a reinvestment rate of 69% in 2020, while maintaining full year Permian oil production at 211 thousand barrels of oil per day (MBOPD)

  • Returned $521 million of capital to shareholders during 2020, or 76% of full year free cash flow

  • Averaged fourth quarter oil production of 204 MBOPD, in the upper half of guidance

  • Averaged fourth quarter production of 364 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOEPD), in the upper half of guidance

  • Initiating a long-term variable dividend2 policy that allows for the distribution of up to 75% of free cash flow, after the base dividend is paid, while maintaining a strong balance sheet

CEO Scott D. Sheffield stated, "Pioneer delivered an excellent fourth quarter, generating $294 million in free cash flow and continuing our strong track record of execution. While 2020 was a challenging year, our immediate actions kept our employees safe, protected the balance sheet, generated significant free cash flow and ensure that Pioneer is well positioned for the future.

Pioneer's 2021 plan builds on this success, with a program that is capital efficient and is underpinned by our premier acreage position and scale in the Permian Basin. The highly accretive Parsley transaction further strengthens our investment framework, leading to a plan that is expected to generate $2 billion of free cash flow in 2021. As part of our commitment to return capital to shareholders, we are excited to formalize a new variable dividend policy, augmenting our stable and growing base dividend.

Our compelling investment proposition, coupled with our strong focus on environmental, social and governance initiatives, ensures Pioneer will continue to provide low-cost, environmentally friendly energy to the world, while enhancing value for shareholders."

Financial Highlights

Pioneer continues to maintain a strong balance sheet, with unrestricted cash on hand at the end of the fourth quarter of $1.4 billion and net debt of $1.9 billion. The Company had $2.9 billion of liquidity as of December 31, 2020, comprised of $1.4 billion of unrestricted cash and a $1.5 billion unsecured credit facility (undrawn as of December 31, 2020). After closing the acquisition of Parsley Energy and bond refinancing in January, the Company had net debt of approximately $5.2 billion.

During the fourth quarter, the Company’s drilling, completion and facilities capital expenditures totaled $336 million. The Company’s total capital expenditures3, including water infrastructure, totaled $351 million. For the full year 2020, the Company's drilling, completion and facilities capital expenditures totaled $1.4 billion. The Company's total capital expenditures for the full year, including water infrastructure, totaled $1.5 billion.

Cash flow from operating activities during the fourth quarter and full year 2020 was $537 million and $2.1 billion, respectively, leading to free cash flow of $294 million for the fourth quarter and $689 million for the full year.

The Company's Board of Directors approved an increase to the Company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.56 per share. The 2021 quarterly dividend increase represents the fourth consecutive year that Pioneer has increased its dividend.

In addition to Pioneer's increase in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.56 per share, the Company is initiating a long-term variable dividend policy in 2021 that is expected to increase the Company's return of capital to shareholders. Consistent with Pioneer’s long-term investment framework, the Company expects to annually distribute up to 75% of the prior year’s annual free cash flow, after the payment of the base dividend2, assuming the Company’s leverage metrics remain low. Pioneer expects to begin to pay the quarterly variable dividend distributions in 2022. For 2022, the Company expects to distribute up to 50% of 2021 free cash flow, after the payment of base dividends, assuming the average 2021 West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price is greater than $42 per barrel.

Pioneer continues to capture synergies from the acquisition of Parsley Energy, Inc. (Parsley) and is increasing the Company's synergy target by $25 million to $350 million of expected total annual synergies. These annual synergies include interest savings of $100 million, G&A savings of $100 million and operational synergies of $150 million.

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2020, the average realized price for oil was $40.94 per barrel. The average realized price for natural gas liquids (NGLs) was $18.51 per barrel, and the average realized price for gas was $2.37 per thousand cubic feet. These prices exclude the effects of derivatives.

Production costs, including taxes, averaged $7.01 per barrel of oil equivalent (BOE). Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) expense averaged $11.81 per BOE. Exploration and abandonment costs were $12 million. General and administrative (G&A) expense was $64 million. Interest expense was $36 million. The net cash flow impact related to purchases and sales of oil and gas, including firm transportation, was a loss of $32 million. Other expense was $48 million, or $15 million excluding unusual items4.

The Company recently identified two marketing contracts that should have been accounted for as derivatives in the Company’s historical consolidated financial statements. The contracts provided for the transportation and sale of purchased oil at lower transport and storage costs as compared to similar costs in the Company’s other contracts. The contracts were executed during the fourth quarter of 2019, but transactions under the contract did not begin until January 2021. The Company plans to restate its consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 to reflect the noncash mark-to-market corrections related to the derivative treatment of the contracts. The noncash mark-to-market adjustments to the other periods impacted were not material. The adjustments did not impact the Company’s reported cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities for any period. See the attached schedules for a description of the marketing derivatives.

Operations Update

Pioneer continued to deliver strong operational efficiency gains that enabled the Company to place 58 horizontal wells on production during the fourth quarter and 255 wells on production for the full year. During 2020, drilling operations averaged approximately 1,150 drilled feet per day and completion operations averaged approximately 1,850 completed feet per day, an increase 15% and 16%, respectively, when compared to 2019. Pioneer's fully burdened facilities costs per well also continued to decrease as the Company makes further progress on its facilities optimization program that began in 2019. When compared to 2018, Pioneer's facilities cost per well has decreased approximately 40%, from over $1.6 million per well to approximately $1 million per well. The efficiency and cost improvements in drilling, completions and facilities continue to improve the Company’s overall capital efficiency.

The Company's controllable cash costs, inclusive of lease operating expense, G&A and interest expense, continue to trend lower and represent a combined 23% reduction per BOE in 2020 when compared to 2019. As the Company realizes the expected synergies associated with the acquisition of Parsley, controllable cash costs are forecasted to decrease an additional 8% in 2021.

During 2021, the Company plans to operate an average of 18 to 20 horizontal drilling rigs in the Permian Basin, including a one-rig average program in the Delaware Basin and a three-rig average program in the southern Midland Basin joint venture area. The 2021 program is expected to place 385 to 415 wells on production, predominantly in the Midland Basin, with a well mix of approximately 40% Wolfcamp B, 40% Wolfcamp A and 15% Spraberry in the Midland Basin and the remaining 5% in the Delaware Basin. Pioneer will continue to evaluate its drilling and completions program on an economic basis, with future activity levels assessed regularly and governed by its reinvestment framework.

2021 Outlook

The Company expects its 2021 drilling, completions and facilities capital budget to range between $2.4 billion to $2.7 billion, with an additional $100 million budgeted for integration expenses related to the acquisition of Parsley, resulting in a total 2021 capital budget3 range of $2.5 billion to $2.8 billion. The Company expects its capital program to be fully funded within forecasted cash flow5 of approximately $4.6 billion.

Pioneer expects 2021 oil production of 307 to 322 MBOPD and total production of 528 to 554 MBOEPD, which excludes Parsley production prior to the Parsley acquisition close date of January 12, 2021, and includes the expected production impact attributable to the recent winter storm of approximately 8 MBOPD and 14 MBOEPD. On a pro forma basis for the Parsley transaction, 2021 oil production and total production ranges are expected to be 310 to 325 MBOPD and 533 to 559 MBOEPD, respectively. The Company continues to monitor the macroeconomic environment and will remain flexible and responsive to changing market conditions to preserve its strong balance sheet.

Pioneer has redefined its investment framework to prioritize free cash flow generation and return of capital to shareholders. This capital allocation strategy is intended to create long-term value by optimizing the reinvestment of cash flow to accelerate the Company's free cash flow profile. At current strip pricing, the Company expects its reinvestment rate to be between 50% to 60%, generating increased free cash flow. Pioneer is targeting a 10% total annual return, inclusive of a strong and growing base dividend, a variable dividend and high-return oil growth. The Company believes this differentiated strategy positions Pioneer to be competitive across industries.

Pioneer continues to maintain substantial oil and gas derivative coverage in order to protect the balance sheet, providing the Company with operational and financial flexibility. The Company’s financial and derivative mark-to-market results and open derivatives positions are outlined in the attached schedules.

First Quarter 2021 Guidance

First quarter 2021 oil production is forecasted to average between 259 to 274 MBOPD and total production is expected to average between 444 to 470 MBOEPD, which excludes Parsley production prior to the Parsley acquisition close date of January 12, 2021, and includes the expected production impact attributable to the recent winter storm of approximately 30 MBOPD and 55 MBOEPD. Production costs are expected to average $6.50 per BOE to $8.00 per BOE. DD&A expense is expected to average $11.25 per BOE to $13.25 per BOE. Total exploration and abandonment expense is forecasted to be $10 million to $20 million. G&A expense is expected to be $65 million to $75 million. Interest expense is expected to be $38 million to $43 million. Other expense is forecasted to be $10 million to $20 million. Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations is expected to be $2 million to $5 million. The cash flow impact related to purchases and sales of oil and gas, including firm transportation, is expected to be a loss of $30 million to $60 million, based on forward oil price estimates for the first quarter. The Company’s effective income tax rate is expected to be between 21% to 25%. Cash income taxes are expected to be nominal.

Proved Reserves

The Company added proved reserves totaling 357 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) during 2020, excluding acquisitions and price revisions. These proved reserve additions equate to a drillbit reserve replacement ratio of 263% when compared to Pioneer's full-year 2020 production of 136 MMBOE, including field fuel. The drillbit finding and development (F&D) cost was $4.37 per BOE in 2020, with a drillbit proved developed F&D costs of $4.09 per BOE.

As of December 31, 2020, the Company's total proved reserves were estimated at 1,271 MMBOE, of which 95% are proved developed.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Pioneer views sustainability as a multidisciplinary focus that balances economic growth, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The Company emphasizes developing natural resources in a manner that protects surrounding communities and preserves the environment.

Consistent with Pioneer's sustainable practices, the Company has incorporated greenhouse gas (GHG) and methane emission intensity reduction goals into its ESG strategy, with goals to reduce the Company's GHG emissions intensity by 25% and methane emissions intensity by 40% by 2030, inclusive of the assets Pioneer acquired from Parsley. These emission intensity reduction targets are aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures criteria for target setting.

In addition, the Company is building on its leadership position related to minimizing flaring and has formally adopted a goal to maintain the Company's flaring intensity to less than 1% of natural gas produced. Pioneer also plans to end routine flaring, as defined by the World Bank, by 2030 with an aspiration to reach this goal by 2025.

Socially, Pioneer maintains a proactive safety culture, supports a diverse workforce and inspires teamwork to drive innovation. The Board of Directors has a Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to provide director-level oversight of these activities. These committees help to promote a culture of continuous improvement in safety and environmental practices. Consistent with the high priority placed on HSE and ESG, the Board of Directors has increased the executive annual incentive compensation weighting for these metrics from 10% to 20% beginning in 2021.

In addition to the increased weighting towards HSE and ESG metrics, Pioneer's executive incentive compensation continues to be aligned with shareholder interests. Beginning in 2021, return on capital employed (ROCE) has been included along with cash return on capital invested (CROCI), which was added in 2020, with a combined weighting of 20%, while production and reserves goals previously included as incentive compensation metrics have been removed.

Pioneer has amended executive equity compensation as well, with the S&P 500 index being added into the total stockholder return (TSR) peer group for performance awards beginning in 2021, and for the second consecutive year the long-term equity compensation for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer will be 100% in performance awards, with 100% of such awards at risk based on performance relative to the TSR peer group. These updates to Pioneer’s executive incentive and equity compensation programs demonstrate the Company’s continuing commitment to aligning total executive compensation with the interests of our shareholders.

For more details, see Pioneer’s 2020 Sustainability Report at pxd.com/sustainability.

Earnings Conference Call

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time, Pioneer will discuss its financial and operating results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020, with an accompanying presentation. Instructions for listening to the call and viewing the accompanying presentation are shown below.

Internet: www.pxd.com
Select "Investors," then "Earnings & Webcasts" to listen to the discussion, view the presentation and see other related material.

Telephone: Dial (800) 458-4121 and enter confirmation code 7134307 five minutes before the call.

A replay of the webcast will be archived on Pioneer’s website. This replay will be available through March 22, 2021. Click here to register for the call-in audio replay and you will receive the dial-in information.

Pioneer is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations in the United States. For more information, visit www.pxd.com.

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of Pioneer are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause Pioneer’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, volatility of commodity prices; product supply and demand; the impact of a widespread outbreak of an illness, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, on global and U.S. economic activity; competition; the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof; the effect of future regulatory or legislative actions on Pioneer or the industries in which it operates, including the risk of new restrictions with respect to development activities; the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation; the costs and results of drilling and operations; availability of equipment, services, resources and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; access to and availability of transportation, processing, fractionation, refining, storage and export facilities; Pioneer's ability to replace reserves; implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled; the risk that the Company will not be able to successfully integrate the business of Parsley or fully or timely realize the expected synergies and accretion metrics from the Parsley acquisition; access to and cost of capital; the financial strength of counterparties to Pioneer's credit facility, investment instruments and derivative contracts and purchasers of Pioneer's oil, natural gas liquids and gas production; uncertainties about estimates of reserves; identification of drilling locations and the ability to add proved reserves in the future; the assumptions underlying forecasts, including forecasts of production, well costs, capital expenditures, rates of return, expenses, cash flow and cash flow from purchases and sales of oil and gas, net of firm transportation commitments; sources of funding; tax rates; quality of technical data; environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change; cybersecurity risks; the risks associated with the ownership and operation of the Company's oilfield services businesses and acts of war or terrorism. These and other risks are described in Pioneer's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse effect on it. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Pioneer undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.

"Drillbit finding and development cost per BOE," or "drillbit F&D cost per BOE," means the summation of exploration and development costs incurred divided by the summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to discoveries, extensions and revisions of previous estimates. Revisions of previous estimates exclude price revisions. Consistent with industry practice, future capital costs to develop proved undeveloped reserves are not included in costs incurred.

"Drillbit reserve replacement" is the summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to discoveries, extensions and revisions of previous estimates divided by annual production of oil, NGLs and gas, on a BOE basis. Revisions of previous estimates exclude price revisions.

"Proved developed finding and development cost per BOE," or "proved developed F&D cost per BOE," means the summation of exploration and development costs incurred (excluding asset retirement obligations) divided by the summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to proved developed reserve additions, including (i) discoveries and extensions placed on production during 2020, (ii) transfers from proved undeveloped reserves at year-end 2019 and (iii) technical revisions of previous estimates for proved developed reserves during 2020. Revisions of previous estimates exclude price revisions.

Footnote 1: Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure. See reconciliation to comparable GAAP number in supplemental schedules.

Footnote 2: The declaration and payment of future dividends is at the discretion of the Company's Board of Directors and will depend on, among other things, the Company's earnings, financial condition and outlook, capital requirements, level of indebtedness, statutory and contractual restrictions applying to the payment of dividends and other considerations that the Board of Directors deems relevant.

Footnote 3: Excludes acquisitions, asset retirement obligations, capitalized interest, geological and geophysical G&A, information technology and corporate facilities.

Footnote 4: Unusual items include the following: (i) a noncash $11 million net increase in estimated deficiency fee obligations associated with the 2019 sale of the Company's Eagle Ford and South Texas assets; (ii) $10 million of transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Parsley in January 2020; (iii) $7 million of idle frac fleet fees, stacked drilling rig charges and drilling rig early termination charges; (iv) $4 million of employee-related charges associated with the Company's 2020 corporate restructuring and (v) $1 million in charges related to sand take or pay deficiency payments. See reconciliation in supplemental schedules.

Footnote 5: The 2021 estimated cash flow number is a non-GAAP financial measure, representing forecasted cash flow (before working capital changes) assuming a WTI oil price of $55 per barrel (assuming a $3 differential to the Brent oil price) and Henry Hub gas price of $3.00 per MCF; represents the midpoint of production guidance. Due to its forward-looking nature, management cannot reliably predict certain of the necessary components of the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP measure, such as working capital changes. Accordingly, Pioneer is unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of such forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measure. Amounts excluded from this non-GAAP measure in future periods could be significant.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions)

December 31,
2020

December 31,
2019

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,442

$

631

Restricted cash

59

74

Accounts receivable, net

695

1,035

Income taxes receivable

4

7

Inventories

224

205

Derivatives

5

32

Investment in affiliate

123

187

Other

43

20

Total current assets

2,595

2,191

Oil and gas properties, successful efforts method of accounting

24,510

23,028

Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization

(10,071

)

(8,583

)

Total oil and gas properties, net

14,439

14,445

Other property and equipment, net

1,584

1,632

Operating lease right of use assets

197

280

Goodwill

261

261

Derivatives

3

21

Other assets

150

258

$

19,229

$

19,088

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

1,030

$

1,411

Interest payable

35

53

Income taxes payable

4

3

Current portion of long-term debt

140

450

Derivatives

234

12

Operating leases

100

136

Other

363

431

Total current liabilities

1,906

2,496

Long-term debt

3,160

1,839

Derivatives

66

8

Deferred income taxes

1,366

1,393

Operating leases

110

170

Other liabilities

1,052

1,046

Equity

11,569

12,136

$

19,229

$

19,088

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Revenues and other income:

Oil and gas

$

1,013

$

1,349

$

3,630

$

4,916

Sales of purchased commodities

1,003

1,292

3,394

4,755

Interest and other income (loss), net

78

118

(67

)

76

Derivative gain (loss), net

(240

)

(95

)

(281

)

55

Gain (loss) on disposition of assets, net

2

9

(477

)

1,856

2,664

6,685

9,325

Costs and expenses:

Oil and gas production

175

207

682

874

Production and ad valorem taxes

60

76

242

299

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

396

440

1,639

1,711

Purchased commodities

1,035

1,288

3,633

4,472

Exploration and abandonments

12

11

47

58

General and administrative

64

78

244

324

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations

2

3

9

10

Interest

36

34

129

121

Other

48

58

321

448

1,828

2,195

6,946

8,317

Income (loss) before income taxes

28

469

(261

)

1,008

Income tax benefit (provision)

15

(108

)

61

(235

)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

43

$

361

$

(200

)

$

773

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common
stockholders:

Basic

$

0.26

$

2.16

$

(1.21

)

$

4.60

Diluted

$

0.26

$

2.16

$

(1.21

)

$

4.59

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

165

166

165

167

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

43

$

361

$

(200

)

$

773

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

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

396

440

1,639

1,711

Impairment of inventory and other property and equipment

2

3

3

38

Exploration expenses, including dry holes

2

3

11

8

Deferred income taxes

(16

)

113

(52

)

240

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net

(2

)

(9

)

477

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

27

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations

2

3

9

10

Interest expense

17

5

51

9

Derivative-related activity

196

108

325

(8

)

Amortization of stock-based compensation

18

19

72

100

Investment in affiliate valuation adjustment

(55

)

(37

)

64

(15

)

South Texas contingent consideration valuation adjustment

(16

)

42

45

South Texas deficiency fee obligation, net

11

80

Other

31

9

125

105

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(62

)

(180

)

309

(227

)

Inventories

(34

)

35

(20

)

(20

)

Other assets

3

(18

)

24

(33

)

Accounts payable

(15

)

(8

)

(179

)

(7

)

Interest payable

18

29

(19

)

Other liabilities

(18

)

(41

)

(219

)

(91

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

537

828

2,083

3,115

Net cash used in investing activities

(326

)

(533

)

(1,668

)

(2,447

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(101

)

(103

)

381

(788

)

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

110

192

796

(120

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

1,391

513

705

825

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

1,501

$

705

$

1,501

$

705

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUMMARY PRODUCTION, PRICE AND MARGIN DATA

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Average Daily Sales Volume:

Oil (Bbls)

204,455

220,326

210,641

212,353

Natural gas liquids ("NGLs") (Bbls)

85,788

80,159

85,728

72,323

Gas (Mcf)

445,439

377,268

425,307

365,055

Total (BOE)

364,482

363,364

367,253

345,518

Average Price:

Oil per Bbl

$

40.94

$

56.01

$

37.24

$

53.77

NGLs per Bbl

$

18.51

$

18.60

$

15.62

$

19.33

Gas per Mcf

$

2.37

$

2.21

$

1.73

$

1.79

Total per BOE

$

30.22

$

40.36

$

27.01

$

38.98

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Margin Data ($ per BOE):

Average price

$

30.22

$

40.36

$

27.01

$

38.98

Production costs

(5.22

)

(6.20

)

(5.07

)

(6.93

)

Production and ad valorem taxes

(1.79

)

(2.28

)

(1.81

)

(2.38

)

$

23.21

$

31.88

$

20.13

$

29.67

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY EARNINGS PER SHARE INFORMATION
(in millions)

The Company uses the two-class method of calculating basic and diluted earnings per share. Under the two-class method of calculating earnings per share, generally acceptable accounting principles ("GAAP") provide that share-based awards with guaranteed dividend or distribution participation rights qualify as "participating securities" during their vesting periods. During periods in which the Company realizes net income attributable to common shareholders, the Company's basic net income per share attributable to common shareholders is computed as (i) net income attributable to common stockholders, (ii) less participating share-based basic earnings (iii) divided by weighted average basic shares outstanding. The Company's diluted net income per share attributable to common stockholders is computed as (i) basic net income attributable to common stockholders, (ii) plus the reallocation of participating earnings, if any, (iii) divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. During periods in which the Company realizes a net loss attributable to common stockholders, securities or other contracts to issue common stock would be dilutive to loss per share; therefore, conversion into common stock is assumed not to occur.

The Company's net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders is reconciled to basic and diluted net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders as follows:

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

43

$

361

$

(200

)

$

773

Participating share-based basic earnings

(2

)

(3

)

Basic and diluted net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

43

$

359

$

(200

)

$

770

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

165

166

165

167

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in millions)

EBITDAX and discretionary cash flow ("DCF") (as defined below) are presented herein, and reconciled to the GAAP measures of net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, because of their wide acceptance by the investment community as financial indicators of a company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur debt. The Company also views the non-GAAP measures of EBITDAX and DCF as useful tools for comparisons of the Company's financial indicators with those of peer companies that follow the full cost method of accounting. EBITDAX and DCF should not be considered as alternatives to net income (loss) or net cash provided by operating activities, as defined by GAAP.

Three Months Ended
December 31,

Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income (loss)

$

43

$

361

$

(200

)

$

773

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

396

440

1,639

1,711

Exploration and abandonments

12

11

47

58

Impairment of inventory and other property and equipment

2

3

3

38

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations

2

3

9

10

Interest expense

...

34

129

121

Income tax (benefit) provision

(15

)

108

(61

)

235

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets

(2

)

(9

)

477

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

27

Derivative-related activity

196

108

325

(8

)

Amortization of stock-based compensation

16

19

67

74

Investment in affiliate valuation adjustment

(55

)

(37

)

64

(15

)

South Texas contingent consideration valuation adjustment

(16

)

42

45

South Texas deficiency fee obligation, net

11

80

Restructuring charges (including stock-based compensation)

4

79

167

Other

31

9

125

105

EBITDAX before restructuring charges

677

1,043

2,366

3,791

Restructuring charges (excluding stock-based compensation)

(2

)

(74

)

(141

)

EBITDAX (a)

675

1,043

2,292

3,650

Cash interest expense

(19

)

(29

)

(78

)

(112

)

Current income tax benefit (provision)

(1

)

5

9

5

Discretionary cash flow (b)

655

1,019

2,223

3,543

Cash exploration expense

(10

)

(8

)

(36

)

(50

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(108

)

(183

)

(104

)

(378

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

537

$

828

$

2,083

$

3,115

_____________

(a)

"EBITDAX" represents earnings before depletion, depreciation and amortization expense; exploration and abandonments; impairment of inventory and other property and equipment; accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations; interest expense; income taxes; net (gain) loss on the disposition of assets; loss on early extinguishment of debt; noncash derivative related activity; amortization of stock-based compensation; noncash valuation adjustments on investments, contingent consideration and deficiency fee obligations; noncash restructuring charges; and other noncash items.

(b)

Discretionary cash flow equals cash flows from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities and cash exploration expense.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(in millions, except per share data)

Adjusted income attributable to common stockholders excluding noncash mark-to-market ("MTM") adjustments and unusual items are presented in this earnings release and reconciled to the Company's net income attributable to common stockholders (determined in accordance with GAAP), as the Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's business that, when viewed together with its GAAP financial results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its historical financial performance and future operating results, greater transparency of underlying trends and greater comparability of results across periods. In addition, management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures may enhance investors' ability to assess the Company's historical and future financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be a substitute for the comparable GAAP financial measure and should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Noncash MTM adjustments and unusual items may recur in future periods; however, the amount and frequency can vary significantly from period to period.

The Company's net income attributable to common stockholders as determined in accordance with GAAP is reconciled to income adjusted for noncash MTM adjustments including (i) the Company's derivative positions and (ii) the Company's equity investment in ProPetro Holding Corp. ("ProPetro"), and unusual items is as follows:

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Ref

After-tax
Amounts

Per Diluted
Share

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

43

$

0.26

Noncash MTM adjustments:

Derivative loss, net ($196 pretax)

153

0.92

ProPetro stock gain ($55 pretax)

(43

)

(0.26

)

Adjusted income excluding noncash MTM adjustments

153

0.92

Unusual items:

COVID-19 related charges ($19 pretax)

(a)

15

0.09

Parsley transaction costs ($10 pretax)

(b)

8

0.05

2020 corporate restructuring ($4 pretax)

(c)

3

0.02

Gain on disposition of assets ($2 pretax)

(2

)

(0.01

)

Adjusted income excluding noncash MTM adjustments and unusual items

$

177

$

1.07

_____________

(a)

As a result of changes to the Company's drilling plans caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020, the Company recognized (i) an $11 million increase to the Company's deficiency fee obligation associated with the 2019 sale of the Company's Eagle Ford and South Texas assets as a result of changes to the buyer's drilling plans, (ii) $7 million of idle frac fleet fees and stacked drilling rig charges and (iii) $1 million in charges related to sand take-or-pay deficiencies.

(b)

Represents legal, accounting and other transactional costs incurred in connection with the Parsley Energy transaction.

(c)

Represents employee-related charges associated with the Company's 2020 corporate restructuring, including $2 million of noncash stock based compensation expense related to accelerated vesting of certain equity awards.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (continued)
(in millions)

Free cash flow ("FCF") is a non-GAAP financial measure. As used by the Company, FCF is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, adjusted for changes in operating assets and liabilities, less capital expenditures. The Company believes this non-GAAP measure is a financial indicator of the Company’s ability to internally fund acquisitions, debt maturities, dividends and share repurchases after capital expenditures.

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

537

$

2,083

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

108

104

Less: Capital expenditures (a)

(351

)

(1,498

)

Free cash flow

$

294

$

689

_____________

(a)

Capital expenditures are calculated as follows:

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Costs incurred

$

468

$

1,573

Less: Excluded items (a)

(132

)

(157

)

Adjusted costs incurred

336

1,416

Plus: Other property, plant and equipment capital (b)

15

82

Capital expenditures

$

351

$

1,498

_____________

(a)

Comprised of acquisition costs, asset retirement obligations and geological and geophysical general and administrative costs.

(b)

Includes other property plant and equipment additions related to water infrastructure, well services and vehicles.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Open Commodity Derivative Positions as of February 19, 2021
(Volumes are average daily amounts)

These positions include contracts assumed by the Company through the Company's merger with Parsley Energy, Inc. on January 12, 2021.

2021

Year Ending
December 31,
2022

First
Quarter

Second
Quarter

Third
Quarter

Fourth
Quarter

Average daily oil production associated with derivatives (Bbl):

Brent swap contracts:

Volume

88,400

102,000

17,000

17,000

Price

$

46.47

$

46.47

$

44.45

$

44.45

$

MEH swap contracts:

Volume

46,800

54,000

43,000

43,000

4,932

Price

$

41.85

$

41.85

$

40.52

$

40.52

$

43.81

Midland swap contracts:

Volume

4,333

5,000

5,000

5,000

Price

$

40.50

$

40.50

$

40.50

$

40.50

$

Brent call contracts sold:

Volume (a)

20,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

Price

$

69.74

$

69.74

$

69.74

$

69.74

$

Brent collar contracts with short puts:

Volume

90,000

90,000

90,000

90,000

37,000

Price:

Ceiling

$

50.74

$

50.74

$

50.74

$

50.74

$

61.29

Floor

$

45.11

$

45.11

$

45.11

$

45.11

$

47.57

Short put

$

35.07

$

35.07

$

35.07

$

35.07

$

37.30

MEH collar contracts with short puts:

Volume

17,680

20,187

9,446

9,446

Price:

Ceiling

$

59.44

$

59.39

$

51.29

$

51.29

$

Floor

$

49.34

$

49.30

$

41.55

$

41.55

$

Short put

$

39.34

$

39.30

$

31.55

$

31.55

$

Brent collar contracts:

Volume

10,000

Price:

Ceiling

$

$

$

$

$

60.32

Floor

$

$

$

$

$

50.00

Average daily gas production associated with derivatives (MMBtu):

NYMEX swap contracts:

Volume

127,222

100,000

100,000

100,000

Price

$

2.66

$

2.68

$

2.68

$

2.68

$

ICE DUTCH TTF swap contracts:

Volume

30,000

30,000

30,000

30,000

Price

$

5.07

$

5.07

$

5.07

$

5.07

$

WAHA swap contracts:

Volume

101,183

116,484

116,304

116,304

4,932

Price

$

2.36

$

2.36

$

2.36

$

2.36

$

2.46

NYMEX collar contracts:

Volume

150,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

Price:

Ceiling

$

3.15

$

3.18

$

3.18

$

3.18

$

Floor

$

2.50

$

2.56

$

2.56

$

2.56

$

Basis swap contracts:

Permian Basin index swap volume (b)

10,000

Price differential

$

(1.46

)

$

$

$

$

_____________

(a)

The referenced call contracts were sold in exchange for higher ceiling prices on certain 2020 collar contracts.

(b)

The referenced basis swap contracts locks-in the basis differential between the index price at which the Company sells its Permian Basin gas and the NYMEX index price used in swap contracts.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (continued)

Marketing derivatives. The Company's marketing derivatives reflect two long-term marketing contracts that were entered in October 2019. Under the contract terms, beginning on January 1, 2021, the Company agreed to purchase and simultaneously sell 50 thousand barrels of oil per day at an oil terminal in Midland, Texas for a six-year term that ends on December 31, 2026. The price the Company pays to purchase the oil volumes under the purchase contract is based on a Midland WTI price and the price the Company receives for the oil volumes sold is a weighted average sales price that a non-affiliated counterparty receives for selling oil through their Gulf Coast storage and export facility at prices that are highly correlated with Brent oil prices during the same month of the purchase.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (continued)
Derivative Gain (Loss), Net
(in millions)

Three Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2020

Noncash changes in fair value:

Oil derivative loss, net

$

(199

)

$

(204

)

Gas derivative gain (loss), net

15

(9

)

Marketing derivative loss, net

(12

)

(112

)

Total noncash derivative loss, net

(196

)

(325

)

Net cash receipts (payments) on settled derivative instruments:

Oil derivative receipts (payments) (a)

(44

)

69

Gas derivative payments (b)

(3

)

Interest rate derivative payments

(22

)

Total cash receipts (payments) on settled derivative instruments, net

(44

)

44

Total derivative loss, net

$

(240

)

$

(281

)

_____________

(a)

Includes the effect of liquidating certain of the Company's 2020 and 2021 Brent collar contracts with short puts for cash payments of $11 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

(b)

Includes the effect of liquidating certain of the Company's 2021 NYMEX swap contracts for cash receipts of $1 million during the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
PROVED RESERVES

Total Company

Oil (MBbls):

Balance as of December 31, 2019

603,750

Revisions of previous estimates

(68,300

)

Purchases of minerals-in-place

670

Discoveries and extensions

111,239

Production

(77,095

)

Sales of minerals-in-place

(1,480

)

Balance as of December 31, 2020

568,784

Natural Gas Liquids (MBbls):

Balance as of December 31, 2019

281,983

Revisions of previous estimates

73,107

Purchases of minerals-in-place

324

Discoveries and extensions

55,952

Production

(31,376

)

Sales of minerals-in-place

(803

)

Balance as of December 31, 2020

379,187

Natural Gas (MMcf):

Balance as of December 31, 2019

1,499,513

Revisions of previous estimates

342,720

Purchases of minerals-in-place

1,667

Discoveries and extensions

267,497

Production (b)

(166,863

)

Sales of minerals-in-place

(4,434

)

Balance as of December 31, 2020

1,940,100

Equivalent Barrels (MBOE):

Balance as of December 31, 2019

1,135,652

Revisions of previous estimates (a)

61,927

Purchases of minerals-in-place

1,272

Discoveries and extensions

211,774

Production (b)

(136,282

)

Sales of minerals-in-place

(3,022

)

Balance as of December 31, 2020

1,271,321

_____________

(a)

Revisions of previous estimates includes 83 MMBOEs of negative price revisions and 145 MMBOEs of positive technical revisions.

(b)

Production includes 1.9 MMBOE related to field fuel.

PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY

UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

PROVED RESERVES (continued)

Twelve Months Ended
December 31, 2020

(in millions)

Costs incurred for oil and gas producing activities:

Property acquisition costs:

Proved

$

Unproved

14

14

Exploration costs

1,172

Development costs

387

Total costs incurred (a)

$

1,573

Reserve replacement percentage (b)

202

%

Drillbit reserve replacement percentage (c)

262

%

Finding and development costs per BOE of proved reserves added (d)

$

5.72

Drillbit finding and development costs per BOE of proved reserves added (e)

$

4.37

_____________

(a)

Costs incurred includes $112 million of asset retirement obligation increases and $31 million of G&G/G&A.

(b)

The summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to revisions of previous estimates, purchases of minerals-in-place and discoveries and extensions divided by annual production of oil, NGLs and gas, on a BOE basis.

(c)

The summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to revisions of previous estimates (excluding price revisions) and discoveries and extensions divided by annual production of oil, NGLs and gas, on a BOE basis.

(d)

Total costs incurred divided by the summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to revisions of previous estimates, purchases of minerals-in-place and discoveries and extensions. Consistent with industry practice, future capital costs to develop proved undeveloped reserves are not included in costs incurred.

(e)

The summation of exploration and development costs incurred divided by the summation of annual proved reserves, on a BOE basis, attributable to revisions of previous estimates (excluding price revisions) and discoveries and extensions. Consistent with industry practice, future capital costs to develop proved undeveloped reserves are not included in costs incurred.

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Contacts

Pioneer Natural Resources Company Contacts:

Investors
Neal Shah - 972-969-3900
Tom Fitter - 972-969-1821
Michael McNamara - 972-969-3592
Greg Wright - 972-969-1770

Media and Public Affairs
Tadd Owens - 972-969-5760