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Rosehill Resources Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

HOUSTON, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosehill Resources Inc. (“Rosehill” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ROSE, ROSEW, ROSEU) today reported financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights and Recent Items:

  • Grew average net production to 22,779 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) (73% oil and 87% total liquids), an increase of 15% compared to the third quarter of 2018

  • Reported net income attributable to Rosehill of $50.2 million, or $2.35 per fully diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2018, which included a $199.4 million non-cash, pre-tax gain on commodity derivative instruments

  • Delivered Adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) of $63.6 million, an increase of 12% over the third quarter of 2018

  • Reduced combined lease operating and general and administrative expenses (“LOE” and “G&A,” respectively), excluding stock-based compensation, per barrel of oil equivalent (“BOE”) by $1.06, or 12%, compared to third quarter of 2018

  • Received commitments from lenders to increase the borrowing base under the Company’s credit facility to $300 million as of March 27, 2019, up from $220 million as of December 2018

  • Entered into agreement for sale of assets in Lea County, New Mexico and expect net proceeds of approximately $22 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments

Full Year 2018 Highlights:

  • Grew average net production to 18,337 BOEPD (73% oil and 87% total liquids), an increase of 214% compared to 2017

  • Reported net income attributable to Rosehill of $26.7 million, or $1.76 per diluted share, compared to a net loss $8.5 million, or $1.43 per share, for 2017

  • Delivered Adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below) of $204.4 million, an increase of 337% over 2017

  • Reduced combined LOE and G&A, excluding stock-based compensation, per BOE by $1.42, or 13%, compared to 2017

Management Comments

Gary C. Hanna, Rosehill’s Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “2018 was a year of tremendous accomplishments for Rosehill.  We met or exceeded all of the targets we set, highlighted by production and Adjusted EBITDAX surpassing the upper end of our guidance range.   While pursuing these achievements, we remained focused on cost, highlighted by lease operating and general and administrative expense per BOE reaching all-time lows for the company. These efforts translated into strong year-end reserves for 2018, underscored by an increase in proved reserves of 55% and an $80 million increase in liquidity from our borrowing base redetermination this month.”

Mr. Hanna continued, “As we begin the year, we remain focused on several key fronts including an aggressive development pace in our Southern Delaware area and executing on our 2019 program that provides year over year production and Adjusted EBITDAX growth at approximately 40% less in capital expenditures. We’re also excited about our recently announced farm-in agreement in Southern Delaware and several projects currently underway to optimize existing production in our Northern Delaware area.  We are very encouraged by the early 2019 results from both of our asset areas.”

Operational Results

For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company’s net production averaged 22,779 BOEPD, a 15% increase compared to the average for the third quarter of 2018, comprised of 16,604 barrels of oil per day, 3,178 barrels of natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) per day and 18.0 million cubic feet of gas (“MMCF”) per day. Rosehill operated two rigs, drilled eight gross horizontal wells and completed three wells in the fourth quarter of 2018 and had eight drilled uncompleted wells at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.

For the full year 2018, the Company’s net daily production averaged 18,337 net BOEPD, which was comprised of 13,460 barrels of oil per day, 2,488 barrels of NGLs per day and 14.3 MMCF of gas per day, an increase (net BOEPD) of 214% compared to the full year 2017 average. Rosehill drilled 33 gross horizontal wells and completed 30 wells in 2018.

In December, the Company began flowback on a three well pad on the Z&T 32 lease in Loving County, with the wells producing from the Lower Wolfcamp A formation. These wells reached average IP 30 rates of 1,560 BOEPD, 68% oil, or 373 BOEPD per 1,000 feet.

In October, the Company placed on to production its first 2nd Bone Spring Shale delineation well on the Kyle 26 lease located in Loving County.  The Kyle 26 E007 well reached an IP 30 of 781 BOEPD, 72% oil, or 182 BOEPD per 1,000 feet.

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company reported net income attributable to Rosehill of $50.2 million, or $2.35 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $31.4 million, or a $4.76 loss per share, in the third quarter of 2018. The fourth quarter of 2018 included a $199.4 million non-cash, pre-tax gain on commodity derivative instruments compared to a $62.3 million non-cash, pre-tax loss on commodity derivative instruments in the third quarter of 2018.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company reported net income attributable to Rosehill of $26.7 million, or $1.76 per diluted share, as compared to a net loss of $8.5 million, or $1.43 per share, in the same period in 2017. The full year 2018 included a $108.1 million non-cash, pre-tax gain on commodity derivative instruments. The full year 2017 included a $16.6 million non-cash, pre-tax loss on commodity derivative instruments and a $5.0 million pre-tax gain on sale of assets

Adjusted EBITDAX totaled $63.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, as compared to $56.7 million in the third quarter of 2018 and $18.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. This increase of 12% was driven primarily by higher production and lower per unit operating expenses.  Adjusted EBITDAX for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $204.4 million, up from $46.8 million for the same period in 2017.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, average realized prices (all prices excluding the effects of derivatives) were $48.51 per barrel of oil, $1.64 per Mcf of natural gas and $21.14 per barrel of NGLs, resulting in a total equivalent price of $39.60 per BOE, down 13% from the third quarter of 2018 and down 7% from the fourth quarter of 2017.

Rosehill’s cash operating costs for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $10.17 per BOE, which includes LOE, gathering and transportation, production taxes and G&A and excludes costs associated with stock-based compensation. Fourth quarter cash operating costs per BOE decreased 11% as compared to third quarter of 2018 and decreased 30% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily attributable to reduced LOE and G&A.

During 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2018, Rosehill incurred capital costs, excluding asset retirement costs, of $373.7 million and $73.0 million, respectively. The portion of capital costs related to facilities during 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2018 was $94.1 million and $25.9 million, respectively.

Development Update

In the Southern Delaware area, the Company has drilled nine wells since the third quarter of 2018, bringing the total wells drilled in this area to thirteen.   The Company has recently finished completion operations on six wells in the Southern Delaware.  Activity relating to these wells is provided below.

Well Formation Current Status Expected Future Status
State Blanco 58 G003 Wolfcamp A Recently began flowback Production results in April
State Blanco 58 G001 Wolfcamp B Recently began flowback Production results in April
State Blanco 58 H001 Wolfcamp B Recently began flowback Production results in April
Trees Estate 77 H001 Wolfcamp A Preparing for flowback Production results in May
Trees Estate 77 H003 Wolfcamp B Preparing for flowback Production results in May
Trees Estate 77 A001 Wolfcamp B Preparing for flowback Production results in May

In the Northern Delaware area, the Company has begun testing the use of electric submersible pumps (“ESPs”) to improve production on mature producing wells.  In February, an ESP was installed on the Kyle 24 G001 well, which was first placed on production in May of 2016 targeting the Lower Wolfcamp A formation.  Shortly after installation of the ESP, the well reached production of 684 BOEPD, 77% oil, and approximately 200% above production levels just prior to installation of the ESP.  Based on these encouraging results, the Company plans to install additional ESPs on mature producing wells throughout the year in the Northern Delaware area.

Capital Structure and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2018, Rosehill had $20.2 million in cash on hand and $288.3 million in long-term debt. As of December 31, 2018, total liquidity was approximately $46.2 million which included cash on hand and availability under the revolving credit facility.  When including the effects of the Company’s recently redetermined borrowing base, described below, liquidity as of December 31, 2018 was approximately $126 million. The Company recently entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Lea County, New Mexico for approximately $22 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.  The transaction is expected to close in early April with the net proceeds used to pay down outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility.    

 

On March 27, 2019, the Company received commitments from lenders to increase the borrowing base under the Company's revolving credit facility from $220 million to $300 million. The borrowing base was evaluated using reserve data as of December 31, 2018 and is expected to close on March 28, 2019.  The Company’s redetermined borrowing base primarily consisted of proved reserves associated with its Northern Delaware area due to the limited number of producing wells in the Southern Delaware.

Transportation & Hedging Update

The Company recently began piped transportation of oil in its Southern Delaware area on the infield gathering system and intra-basin transportation pipeline.  As a result, the Company is now transporting approximately 99% of its produced oil through pipe.

Included below is a summary of the Company’s derivative contracts as of December 31, 2018.  Subsequent to December 31, 2018 and through March 27, 2019, the Company entered into additional derivative contracts, including approximately 5.0 million barrels of crude oil basis swaps that settle from 2020 through 2022 at a weighted average price of $0.38 per barrel, 1.0 MMbtu of natural gas swaps that settle in 2019 at a weighted average price of $2.88 per MMbtu, and 1.0 MMbtu of natural gas basis swaps that settle in 2019 at a weighted average price of ($1.28) per MMbtu.

Commodity Hedging

As of December 31, 2018, the Company had the following outstanding derivative contracts:

    2019   2020   2021   2022
Commodity derivative swaps
Oil:              
  Notional volume (Bbls) 2,664,000     1,960,000     2,160,000     1,100,000  
  Weighted average fixed price ($/Bbl) $ 53.59     $ 60.09     $ 61.21     $ 58.42  
Natural gas:              
  Notional volume (MMBtu) 2,220,000     1,500,000     1,200,000     1,200,000  
  Weighted average fixed price ($/MMbtu) $ 2.88     $ 2.84     $ 2.85     $ 2.87  
Ethane:              
  Notional volume (Gallons) 12,444,138              
  Weighted average fixed price ($/Gallons) $ 0.28     $     $     $  
Propane:              
  Notional volume (Gallons) 8,296,218              
  Weighted average fixed price ($/Gallons) $ 0.79     $     $     $  
Pentanes:              
  Notional volume (Gallons) 2,765,700              
  Weighted average fixed price ($/Gallons) $ 1.47     $     $     $  
                 
Commodity derivative two-way collars
Oil:              
  Notional volume (Bbls) 601,000              
  Weighted average ceiling price ($/Bbl) $ 61.30     $     $     $  
  Weighted average floor price ($/Bbl) $ 55.21     $     $     $  
                 
Commodity derivative three-way collars
Oil:              
  Notional volume (Bbls) 1,531,832     3,294,000          
  Weighted average ceiling price ($/Bbl) $ 68.52     $ 70.29     $     $  
  Weighted average floor price ($/Bbl) $ 57.62     $ 57.50     $     $  
  Weighted average sold put option price ($/Bbl) $ 45.51     $ 47.50     $     $  
                 
Crude oil basis swaps
Midland / Cushing:              
  Notional volume (Bbls) 4,800,832     3,513,600          
  Weighted average fixed price ($/Bbl) $ (4.93 )   $ (1.43 )   $     $  
                 
Natural gas basis swaps
EP Permian:              
  Notional volume (MMBtu)
1,781,472     2,096,160          
  Weighted average fixed price ($/MMBtu)
$ (1.03 )   $ (1.03 )   $     $  

Annual Report on Form 10-K

The Company’s financial statements and related footnotes are available in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call, Webcast and Presentation

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial and operating results on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). Interested parties may participate by dialing (866) 601-1105 from the United States or (430) 775-1347 from outside the United States. The conference call I.D. number is 6248448. The call will also be available as a live webcast on the “News/Events” tab of the Investors section of the Company’s website, www.rosehillresources.com. The webcast will be available for replay for at least 30 days. An updated investor presentation in conjunction with this earnings release will be available on the Company’s website under the Investor Relations section.

About Rosehill Resources Inc.

Rosehill Resources Inc. is an oil and gas exploration company with producing assets in Texas and New Mexico with its investment activity focused in the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin. The Company’s strategy for growth includes the organic development of its two core acreage areas in the Northern Delaware Basin and the Southern Delaware basin, as well as focused acquisitions in the Delaware Basin.

Rosehill Resources Inc.
Operational Highlights

    Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenues: (in thousands)                
Oil sales   $ 74,125     $ 25,132     $ 271,539     $ 61,596  
Natural gas sales   2,706     1,579     9,392     7,171  
NGL sales   6,174     2,064     20,944     7,469  
Total revenues   $ 83,005     $ 28,775     $ 301,875     $ 76,236  
Average sales price (1):                
Oil (per Bbl)   $ 48.51     $ 52.69     $ 55.27     $ 48.46  
Natural gas (per Mcf)   1.64     2.54     1.80     2.65  
NGLs (per Bbl)   21.14     21.50     23.07     18.31  
Total (per Boe)   $ 39.60     $ 42.57     $ 45.10     $ 35.77  
Total, including effects of gain (loss) on settled commodity derivatives, net (per Boe)   $ 40.42     $ 42.66     $ 42.79     $ 35.85  
Net Production:                
Oil (MBbls)   1,528     477     4,913     1,271  
Natural gas (MMcf)   1,654     621     5,231     2,709  
NGLs (MBbls)   292     96     908     408  
Total (MBoe)   2,096     676     6,693     2,131  
Average daily net production volume:                
Oil (Bbls/d)   16,604     5,188     13,460     3,483  
Natural gas (Mcf/d)   17,981     6,747     14,332     7,423  
NGLs (Bbls/d)   3,178     1,039     2,488     1,118  
Total (Boe/d)   22,779     7,352     18,337     5,838  
Average costs (per BOE):                
Lease operating expense   $ 4.63     $ 6.51     $ 5.83     $ 5.11  
Production taxes   1.90     2.01     2.17     1.66  
Gathering and transportation   0.81     0.96     0.74     1.40  
Depreciation, depletion and amortization   17.67     14.71     21.19     16.94  
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties       1.57         0.50  
Exploration costs   0.34     0.80     0.65     0.82  
General and administrative, excluding stock-based compensation   2.83     5.10     3.58     5.72  
Stock-based compensation   0.55     1.84     0.97     0.58  
Transaction expenses               1.23  
(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment   0.08     (7.37 )   0.07     (2.34 )
Total (per Boe)   $ 28.81     $ 26.13     $ 35.20     $ 31.62  

(1) Excluding the effects of realized and unrealized commodity derivative transactions unless noted otherwise


ROSEHILL RESOURCES INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Revenues:                
Oil sales   $ 74,125     $ 25,132     $ 271,539     $ 61,596  
Natural gas sales   2,706     1,579     9,392     7,171  
Natural gas liquids sales   6,174     2,064     20,944     7,469  
Total revenues   83,005     28,775     301,875     76,236  
Operating expenses:                
Lease operating expenses   9,695     4,402     39,010     10,881  
Production taxes   3,991     1,361     14,506     3,535  
Gathering and transportation   1,693     647     4,939     2,976  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion   37,031     9,941     141,815     36,091  
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties       1,061         1,061  
Exploration costs   715     539     4,374     1,747  
General and administrative   7,100     4,690     30,469     13,428  
Transaction costs               2,618  
(Gain) loss on disposition of property and equipment   174     (4,984 )   499     (4,995 )
Total operating expenses   60,399     17,657     235,612     67,342  
Operating income   22,606     11,118     66,263     8,894  
Other income (expense):                
Interest expense, net   (5,597 )   (1,258 )   (19,489 )   (2,532 )
Gain (loss) on commodity derivative instruments, net   201,157     (18,087 )   92,604     (16,336 )
Other expense, net   (3,583 )   (179 )   (3,254 )   (284 )
Total other income (expense), net   191,977     (19,524 )   69,861     (19,152 )
Income (loss) before income taxes   214,583     (8,406 )   136,124     (10,258 )
Income tax expense   12,639     2,340     18,162     1,690  
Net income (loss)   201,944     (10,746 )   117,962     (11,948 )
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest   143,799     (10,802 )   59,926     (18,811 )
Net income attributable to Rosehill Resources Inc. before preferred stock dividends   58,145     56     58,036     6,863  
Series A Preferred Stock dividends and deemed dividends   2,031     2,922     7,938     12,936  
Series B Preferred Stock dividends, deemed dividends, and return   5,943     2,447     23,437     2,447  
Net income (loss) attributable to Rosehill Resources Inc. common stockholders   $ 50,171     $ (5,313 )   $ 26,661     $ (8,520 )
Earnings (loss) per common share:                
Basic   $ 3.72     $ (0.87 )   $ 3.25     $ (1.43 )
Diluted   $ 2.35     $ (0.87 )   $ 1.76     $ (1.43 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                
Basic   13,477     6,123     8,196     5,945  
Diluted   22,229
    6,123     46,499     5,945  

ROSEHILL RESOURCES INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

  (In thousands, except share and per share amounts)   December 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 20,157     $ 20,677  
Restricted cash       4,005  
Accounts receivable   32,260     1,527  
Accounts receivable, related parties   78     16,022  
Derivative assets   30,819      
Prepaid and other current assets   1,371     1,312  
Total current assets   84,685     43,543  
Property and equipment:        
Oil and natural gas properties (successful efforts), net   666,797     431,332  
Other property and equipment, net   2,592     1,283  
Total property and equipment, net   669,389     432,615  
Other assets, net   4,678     824  
Derivative assets   58,314      
Total assets   $ 817,066     $ 476,982  
LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable   $ 21,013     $ 31,868  
Accounts payable, related parties   287     223  
Derivative liabilities       10,772  
Accrued liabilities and other   27,335     15,492  
Accrued capital expenditures   30,529     45,045  
Total current liabilities   79,164     103,400  
Long-term liabilities:        
Long-term debt, net   288,298     93,199  
Asset retirement obligations, net of current portion   13,524     8,522  
Deferred tax liabilities   9,278     153  
Derivative liabilities   696     8,008  
Other liabilities   3,658     168  
Total long-term liabilities   315,454     110,050  
Total liabilities   394,618     213,450  
Commitments and contingencies        
Mezzanine equity        
Series B Preferred Stock; $0.0001 par value, 10.0% Redeemable, $1,000 per share liquidation preference;
of the 1,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock authorized, 210,000 shares designated, 156,746 and 150,626
shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
  155,111     140,868  
Stockholders’ equity        
Series A Preferred Stock; $0.0001 par value, 8.0% Cumulative Perpetual Convertible, $1,000 per share
liquidation preference; of the 1,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock authorized, 150,000 shares designated,
101,669 and 97,698 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
  84,631     80,660  
Class A Common Stock; $0.0001 par value, 250,000,000 and 95,000,000 shares authorized at
December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and 13,760,136 and 6,222,299 shares issued and outstanding
as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
  1     1  
Class B Common Stock; $0.0001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized, 29,807,692 shares
issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively
  3     3  
Additional paid-in capital   42,271     29,946  
Retained earnings   26,661      
Total common stockholders’ equity   68,936     29,950  
Noncontrolling interest   113,770     12,054  
Total stockholders’ equity   267,337     122,664  
Total liabilities, mezzanine and stockholders’ equity   $ 817,066     $ 476,982  

ROSEHILL RESOURCES INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Thousands)

    Year Ended December 31,
    2018   2017
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net income (loss)   117,962     $ (11,948 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation, depletion, amortization, accretion and impairment of oil and gas properties   141,815     37,152  
Deferred income taxes   18,162     1,690  
Stock-based compensation   6,522     1,245  
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets   499     (4,995 )
(Gain) loss on derivative instruments   (92,534 )   16,706  
Net cash received (paid) in settlement of derivative instruments   (14,683 )   74  
Amortization of debt issuance costs   2,139     274  
Settlement of asset retirement obligations   (801 )   (840 )
Tax Receivable Agreement Expense   3,518      
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
(Increase) in accounts receivable and accounts receivable, related parties   (14,816 )   (8,230 )
(Increase) decrease in prepaid and other assets   (59 )   (451 )
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities and other   8,521     7,476  
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, related parties   64     (394 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   176,309     37,759  
Cash flows from investing activities:        
Additions to oil and natural gas properties   (377,897 )   (149,832 )
Acquisition of White Wolf   (4,005 )   (114,843 )
Acquisition of land and leasehold, royalty and mineral interest   (15,281 )   (6,500 )
Additions to other property and equipment   (2,160 )   (574 )
Proceeds from sale of other property and equipment       6,252  
Net cash used in investing activities   (399,343 )   (265,497 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from revolving credit facility   274,000     66,000  
Repayment on revolving credit facility   (80,000 )   (121,000 )
Repayment of long-term debt        
Proceeds from Class A Common Stock offering   40,511      
Class A Common Stock offering issuance costs   (1,155 )    
Proceeds from issuance of Series A Preferred Stock and Warrants       95,000  
Series A Preferred Stock issuance costs       (4,220 )
Proceeds from issuance of Series B Preferred Stock       150,000  
Series B Preferred Stock upfront fees and transaction costs   (20 )   (10,017 )
Proceeds from Second lien notes, net       97,000  
Net proceeds from the Transaction       18,688  
Distribution to noncontrolling interest       (40,487 )
Distribution to Tema       (2,267 )
Debt issuance costs   (3,330 )   (4,640 )
Dividends paid on preferred stock   (10,716 )   (38 )
Restricted stock used for tax withholdings   (749 )    
Payment on capital lease obligation   (32 )   (33 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   218,509     243,986  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   (4,525 )   16,248  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash beginning of period   24,682     8,434  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash end of period   $ 20,157     $ 24,682  

ROSEHILL RESOURCES INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)
(In thousands)

Supplemental cash flow information and noncash activity:

    Year Ended December 31,
    2018   2017   2016
Supplemental disclosures:            
Cash paid for interest   $ 17,065     $ 1,889     $ 1,794  
             
Supplemental noncash activity:            
Asset retirement obligations incurred   $ 4,697     $ 5,766     $ 1,641  
Net settlement of related party receivable and payable            
Changes in accrued capital expenditures   14,516     42,602     (1,434 )
Changes in accounts payable for capital expenditures   7,456     25,541      
White Wolf Acquisition escrow deposit       4,005      
Series A Preferred Stock dividends paid-in-kind   3,971     5,530      
Series A Preferred Stock dividends declared and payable   1,015          
Series B Preferred Stock dividends paid-in-kind   6,120     626      
Series B Preferred Stock cash dividends declared and payable   2,347     937      
Series B Preferred Stock return   6,798     710      
Series B Preferred Stock deemed dividend   1,345     174      

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash presented on the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows:

    December 31,
    2018   2017   2016
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 20,157     $ 20,677     $ 8,434  
Restricted cash       4,005      
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   $ 20,157     $ 24,682     $ 8,434  

As of December 31, 2017, restricted cash was attributable to the White Wolf Acquisition purchase price in an escrow account. The full amount of the escrow account was released to the sellers in March 2018.

Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted EBITDAX

Adjusted EBITDAX is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by Rosehill’s management and external users of Rosehill’s financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDAX as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, accretion and impairment of oil and natural gas properties, (gains) losses on commodity derivatives excluding net cash receipts (payments) on settled commodity derivatives, gains and losses from the sale of assets, exploration costs, transaction costs incurred in connection with the Transaction and other non-cash operating items. Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of net income as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).

Management believes Adjusted EBITDAX is useful because it allows for more effective evaluation and comparison of Rosehill’s operating performance and results of operations from period to period without regard to the Company’s financing methods or capital structure. Rosehill excludes the items listed above from net income in arriving at Adjusted EBITDAX because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within the 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 the Company’s 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. Rosehill’s computations of Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

We have provided below a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDAX to net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
  December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,   December 31,
  2018   2018   2017   2018   2017
  (In Thousands)
Net income (loss) $ 201,944     $ (84,890 )   $ (10,746 )   $ 117,962     $ (11,948 )
Interest expense, net 5,597     5,363     1,258     19,489     2,532  
Income tax expense 12,639     22,923     2,340     18,162     1,690  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 37,031     47,469     9,941     141,815     36,091  
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties         1,061         1,061  
Unrealized (gain) loss on commodity derivatives, net (199,446 )   62,315     18,142     (108,086 )   16,553  
Transaction costs                 2,618  
Stock settled stock-based compensation 1,203     2,052     1,070     6,477     1,245  
Exploration costs 715     1,348     539     4,374     1,747  
(Gain) loss on disposition of property and equipment 174     29     (4,984 )   499     (4,995 )
Other non-cash expense, net 3,719     105     72     3,667     172  
Adjusted EBITDAX $ 63,576     $ 56,714     $ 18,693     $ 204,359     $ 46,766  

PV-10

PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measures used by management, investors and analysts to estimate the present value, discounted at 10% per annum, of estimated future cash flows of the Company’s estimated proved reserves before income tax and asset retirement obligations. Management believes that PV-10 provides useful information to investors because it is widely used by professional analysts and sophisticated investors in evaluating oil and natural gas companies. Because there are many unique factors that can impact an individual company when estimating the amount of future income taxes to be paid, the Company believes the use of a pre-tax measure is valuable for evaluating the Company. PV-10 should not be considered as an alternative to the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows as computed under GAAP.

Reserve values Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(In thousands) 2018   2017
Standardized measure of discontinued future net cash flows $ 695,180     $ 350,065  
Discounted future income taxes 47,381     17,808  
Total proved pre-tax PV-10 $ 742,561     $ 367,873  

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication includes certain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this communication, regarding Rosehill’s opportunities in the Delaware Basin, strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated results of operations, future earnings, future capital spending plans, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this communication, the words “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements in this communication are reasonable, no assurance can be given that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved or occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to consummate the acquisition, the ultimate timing, outcome and results of integrating the acquired assets into its business and its ability to realize the anticipated benefits, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and completion equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating oil and natural gas reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures and the other  risks and uncertainties discussed under Risk Factors in the Company’s Form 10-K, and in other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by the Company. The Company’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. 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. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication.  Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company disclaims 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 communication.

Contact Information:

Gary C. Hanna Craig Owen
Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer
Interim Chief Executive Officer 281-675-3400
281-675-3400  
   
John Crain  
Director of Investor Relations  
281-675-3493