Riviera Resources Raises Second Quarter 2019 Upstream Guidance and Announces Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call
The Company highlights the following updates to second quarter 2019 upstream guidance:
- Mid-point of production guidance has been raised by approximately 6% primarily due to better well results from the NW STACK and
North Louisianadrilling programs.
- Mid-point of updated oil production guidance is approximately 12% higher than prior guidance.
- Capital spending for the second quarter is expected to be 8% below prior guidance.
- Adjusted EBITDAX of
$25 - $30 millionversus previous guidance of $23 milliondriven by higher production and lower taxes, other than income taxes, partially offset by lower NGL realizations.
- Repurchased approximately 3.1 million shares for approximately
$43 millionin the second quarter as part of the ongoing $100 millionshare repurchase authorization.
- As of
June 30, 2019, the Company’s consolidated net cash balance is estimated to be approximately $46 million; the Company has approximately $80 millionin cash, approximately $34 milliondrawn under the Blue Mountaincredit facility, and approximately $155 millionof available borrowing capacity under the Blue Mountaincredit facility, inclusive of outstanding letters of credit, and approximately $211 millionof available borrowing capacity under the Riviera credit facility, inclusive of outstanding letters of credit.
July 3, 2019, the Company closed on the previously announced sale of properties located in Michiganfor estimated cash proceeds of approximately $39 million.
Updated Second Quarter 2019 Upstream Guidance
The information below provides investors with updated second quarter 2019 guidance estimates for the upstream assets only. The Company did not provide second quarter guidance for
|Net Production (MMcfe/d)||255 – 285||280 – 290|
|Natural gas (MMcf/d)||210 – 235||230 – 240|
|Oil (Bbls/d)||1,600 – 1,850||1,875 – 2,000|
|NGL (Bbls/d)||5,900 – 6,500||6,300 – 6,400|
|Other revenues, net (in thousands) (1)||$ 5,500 - $ 7,500||$ 7,000 – $ 8,500|
|Helium revenues||$ 4,500 – $ 5,500 (2)||$ 4,500 – $ 5,000 (2)|
|Jayhawk / Other||$ 1,000 – $ 2,000||$ 2,500 – $ 3,500|
|Costs (in thousands)||$ 45,000 – $ 50,000||$ 42,000 – $ 46,000|
|Lease operating expenses||$ 23,000 – $ 25,000||$ 23,000 – $ 25,000|
|Transportation expenses||$ 17,000 – $ 18,000||$ 17,500 – $ 18,500|
|Taxes, other than income taxes||$ 5,000 – $ 7,000||$ 1,500 – $ 2,500 (3)|
|Adjusted general and administrative expenses (4)||$ 7,500 – $ 9,000||$ 6,500 – $ 7,500|
|Costs per Mcfe (Mid-Point)||$ 1.93||$ 1.70|
|Lease operating expenses||$ 0.98||$ 0.93|
|Transportation expenses||$ 0.71||$ 0.69|
|Taxes, other than income taxes||$ 0.24||$ 0.08|
|Targets (Mid-Point) (in thousands)|
|Adjusted EBITDAX||$ 23,000||$ 25,000 – $ 30,000|
|VPP Notes interest expense (5)||$ 1,000||$ 1,050|
|VPP Notes principal||$ 3,000||$ 2,650|
|Capital expenditures||$ 19,000||$ 17,500|
|Weighted Average NYMEX Differentials|
|Natural gas (MMBtu)||($ 0.50) – ($ 0.30)||($ 0.50) – ($ 0.40)|
|Oil (Bbl)||($ 3.00) – ($ 2.20)||($ 1.80) – ($ 1.70)|
|NGL price as a % of crude oil price||34% – 38%||25% – 30%|
|Unhedged Commodity Price Assumptions||Apr 19||May 19||Jun 19|
|Natural gas (MMBtu)||$ 2.71||$ 2.57||$ 2.63|
|Oil (Bbl)||$ 63.87||$ 60.87||$ 54.71|
|NGL (Bbl)||$ 20.14||$ 18.10||$ 12.92|
(1) Includes other revenues and margin on marketing activities for upstream assets, only
(2) Includes helium revenues from the VPP Interests of approximately
(3) Includes a reduction to taxes, other than income taxes costs for non-recurring refund of
(4) Excludes share-based compensation expenses
(5) Excludes non cash amortization expense
Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call
Investors and analysts are invited to participate in the call by dialing (866) 416-7462, or (409) 217-8223 for international calls using Conference ID: 5655538. Interested parties may also listen over the internet at www.rivieraresourcesinc.com. A replay of the call will be available on the Company’s website.
News Release for Informational Purposes Only
This news release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the Company’s common stock. The Company's previously announced cash tender offer is being made solely by the Company’s Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal relating to the tender offer, as they may be amended or supplemented, that have been distributed to stockholders and filed with the
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations made by the Company which reflect management’s experience, estimates and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and anticipated future developments. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to our ability to consummate the tender offer, financial and operational performance and results of the Company, low or declining commodity prices and demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, ability to hedge future production, ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current reserves, the capacity and utilization of midstream facilities and the regulatory environment. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Please read “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other public filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events, except as required by applicable law.
Source: Riviera Resources, Inc.