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Black Stone Minerals, L.P. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results; Provides Guidance for 2021

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Black Stone Minerals, L.P. (NYSE:BSM) ("Black Stone Minerals," "Black Stone," or "the Company") today announces its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 and provides guidance for 2021.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Mineral and royalty production for the fourth quarter of 2020 equaled 32.0 MBoe/d, an increase of 3% over the prior quarter; total production, including working interest volumes, was 39.0 MBoe/d for the quarter.
  • Net income and Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $30.3 million and $72.3 million, respectively.
  • Distributable cash flow was $65.9 million for the fourth quarter, resulting in distribution coverage for all units of 1.8x based on the announced cash distribution of $0.175 per unit.
  • Total debt at the end of the quarter was $121 million; total debt to trailing twelve-month Adjusted EBITDA was 0.4x at year-end.

Full Year Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Achieved full year 2020 production of 41.6 MBoe/d; mineral and royalty volumes in 2020 decreased 8% over the prior year to average 33.4 MBoe/d.
  • Reported 2020 net income and Adjusted EBITDA of $121.8 million and $281.3 million, respectively.
  • Lowered total general and administrative expenses in 2020 by 32% over prior-year levels
  • Reduced total debt outstanding by $273 million in 2020 through a combination of retained cash flows and proceeds from asset sales

Management Commentary

Thomas L. Carter, Jr., Black Stone Minerals' Chief Executive Officer and Chairman commented, "We navigated unprecedented challenges in 2020 and have emerged as a leaner, more focused company with even greater financial flexibility. We made significant progress in our strategic priorities to attract additional activity onto our existing acreage footprint and to strengthen our balance sheet, both of which will drive long-term value for our unitholders."

Quarterly Financial and Operating Results

Production

Black Stone Minerals reported mineral and royalty volume was 32.0 MBoe/d (71% natural gas) for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 31.1 MBoe/d for the third quarter of 2020. Royalty production was 35.1 MBoe/d for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Working interest production for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 7.0 MBoe/d, and represents an increase of 1% from the 6.9 MBoe/d for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and a decrease of 37% from the 11.1 MBoe/d for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The year-over-year decline in working interest volumes is consistent with the Company's decision to farm out its working-interest participation to third-party capital providers.

Total reported production averaged 39.0 MBoe/d (82% mineral and royalty, 75% natural gas) for the fourth quarter of 2020. Total production was 37.9 MBoe/d and 46.2 MBoe/d for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

Realized Prices, Revenues, and Net Income

The Company's average realized price per Boe, excluding the effect of derivative settlements, was $22.21 for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. This is an increase of 22% from $18.18 per Boe from the third quarter of 2020 and a 11% decrease compared to $25.02 for the fourth quarter of 2019. Realized oil prices as a percentage of the WTI benchmark price improved to 94% in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 88% in the third quarter of 2020.

Black Stone reported oil and gas revenue of $79.7 million (46% oil and condensate) for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 26% from $63.4 million in the third quarter of 2020. Oil and gas revenue in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $106.3 million.

The Company reported a loss on commodity derivative instruments of $3.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, composed of a $14.6 million gain from realized settlements and a non-cash $18.2 million unrealized loss due to the change in value of Black Stone's derivative positions during the quarter. Black Stone reported a loss on commodity derivative instruments of $21.1 million and $17.2 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.

Lease bonus and other income was $1.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily related to leasing activity in the Haynesville and Permian plays. Lease bonus and other income for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $1.4 million and $14.0 million, respectively.

There was no impairment for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

The Company reported net income of $30.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to net income of $23.7 million in the preceding quarter. For the quarter ended December 31, 2019, net income was $40.0 million.

Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $72.3 million, which compares to $65.5 million in the third quarter of 2020 and $100.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Distributable cash flow for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 was $65.9 million. For the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, distributable cash flow was $58.8 million and $90.2 million, respectively.

2020 Proved Reserves

Estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves at year-end 2020 were 56.0 MMBoe, a decrease of 18% from 68.5 MMBoe at year-end 2019, and were approximately 72% natural gas and 97% proved developed producing. The standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows was $493.5 million at the end of 2020 as compared to $847.9 million at year-end 2019.

Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc., an independent, third-party petroleum engineering firm, evaluated Black Stone Minerals' estimate of its proved reserves and PV-10 at December 31, 2020. These estimates were prepared using reference prices of $39.54 per barrel of oil and $1.99 per MMBTU of natural gas in accordance with the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (as compared to prompt month prices of $59.24 per barrel of oil and $3.07 per MMBTU of natural gas as of February 19, 2021). These prices were adjusted for quality and market differentials, transportation fees, and in the case of natural gas, the value of natural gas liquids. A reconciliation of proved reserves is presented in the summary financial tables following this press release.

Financial Position and Activities

As of December 31, 2020, Black Stone Minerals had $1.8 million in cash and $121.0 million outstanding under its credit facility. The Company paid down $26 million of debt during the fourth quarter of 2020 and $273 million of debt during the full year. The ratio of total debt at year-end to 2020 Adjusted EBITDA was 0.4x. The Company's borrowing base at December 31, 2020 was $400 million, and the Company's next regularly scheduled borrowing base redetermination is set for April 2021. Black Stone is in compliance with all financial covenants associated with its credit facility.

As of February 19, 2021, $99.0 million was outstanding under the credit facility and the Company had $4.6 million in cash.

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company made no repurchases of units under the Board-approved $75 million unit repurchase program and issued no units under its at-the-market offering program.

Fourth Quarter 2020 Distributions

As previously announced, the Board approved a cash distribution of $0.175 for each common unit attributable to the fourth quarter of 2020. The quarterly distribution coverage ratio attributable to the fourth quarter of 2020 was approximately 1.8x. These distributions will be paid on February 23, 2021 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on February 16, 2021.

Activity Update

Rig Activity

As of December 31, 2020, Black Stone had 38 rigs operating across its acreage position, a 31% increase to rig activity on the Company's acreage as of September 30, 2020 and below the 95 rigs operating on the Company's acreage as of December 31, 2019.

Shelby Trough Development Update

As announced in June 2020, Black Stone entered into an incentive agreement with XTO Energy Inc. ("XTO"). The agreement allowed for royalty relief on 13 existing drilled but uncompleted wells ("DUCs") in San Augustine County, Texas provided the wells were turned to sales by March 31, 2021. As of January 18, 2021, XTO had turned all 13 DUCs to sales. Black Stone is also working with XTO on a mutually beneficial agreement that will help facilitate Black Stone attracting another operator to develop its acreage in San Augustine.

In Angelina County, Texas, Aethon Energy ("Aethon") has successfully spud the initial two program wells under the development agreement signed in May of 2020. Under the terms of that agreement, Aethon will drill a minimum of four wells on Black Stone acreage in the first program year ending in September 2021, escalating to a minimum of 15 wells per program year starting with the third program year.

Austin Chalk Update

Black Stone is currently working with several operators to test and develop areas of the Austin Chalk in East Texas where the Company has significant acreage positions. Recent drilling results have shown that advances in fracturing and other completion techniques can dramatically improve well performance from the Austin Chalk formation. In February of 2021, Black Stone entered into an agreement with a large, publicly traded independent operator by which the operator will undertake a program to drill, test, and complete wells in the Austin Chalk formation on certain of the Company's acreage in East Texas. If successful, the operator has the option to expand its drilling program over a significant acreage position owned and controlled by the Company.

Black Stone is also working with existing operators across its East Texas Austin Chalk position to encourage new development utilizing current completion techniques.

Summary 2021 Guidance

Following are the key assumptions in Black Stone Minerals' 2021 guidance, as well as comparable results for 2020:

 

FY 2020 Actual

 

FY 2021 Est.

Mineral and royalty production (MBoe/d)

33.4

 

28 - 30

Working interest production (MBoe/d)

8.2

 

5.5 - 6.5

Total production (MBoe/d)

41.6

 

33.5 - 36.5

Percentage natural gas

74%

 

~76%

Percentage royalty interest

80%

 

~83%

 

 

 

 

Lease bonus and other income ($MM)

$9.1

 

~$10

 

 

 

 

Lease operating expense ($MM)

$14.0

 

$12 - $14

Production costs and ad valorem taxes (as % of total pre-derivative O&G revenue)

15%

 

13% - 15%

 

 

 

 

G&A - cash ($MM)

$39.3

 

$31 - $33

G&A - non-cash ($MM)

$3.7

 

$10 - $12

G&A - TOTAL ($MM)

$43.0

 

$41 - $45

 

 

 

 

DD&A ($/Boe)

$5.39

 

$5.00 - $6.00

Production

Black Stone expects royalty production to decline by approximately 13% in 2021, primarily due to continued lower levels of drilling activity across its acreage. This expectation assumes: (i) the rig count in the Permian Basin stays relatively flat to the depressed levels of 2020, (ii) the natural decline in producing wells in the Shelby Trough with limited new production volumes in advance of the expected ramp in activity from the 2020 development agreement with Aethon, (iii) little new drilling activity on the Company's Bakken Three Forks acreage, and (iv) a continuation of the low activity levels across Black Stone's remaining plays. The production guidance also incorporates the full-year impact from the Permian properties sold in July of 2020.

Working interest production is expected to decline by approximately 27% in 2021 as a result of Black Stone's decision to farm-out participation in its working interest opportunities.

Distributions

Under the current outlook for commodity prices and drilling activity, management anticipates recommending quarterly distributions for 2021 of approximately $0.175 per unit, or $0.70 per unit for the full year, consistent with the distribution announced with respect to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Hedge Position

Black Stone has commodity derivative contracts in place covering portions of its anticipated production for 2021. The Company's hedge position as of December 31, 2020, is summarized in the following tables:

Oil Hedge Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Swap

Weighted Avg

Oil Swap Price

 

Oil Costless

Collars

Weighted Avg

Collar Floor

Weighted Avg

Collar Ceiling

 

MBbl

$/Bbl

 

MBbl

$/Bbl

$/Bbl

4Q20

 

 

 

70

$56.43

$67.14

4Q20

210

$57.32

 

 

 

 

1Q21

660

$38.97

 

 

 

 

2Q21

660

$38.97

 

 

 

 

3Q21

660

$38.97

 

 

 

 

4Q21

660

$38.97

 

 

 

 

Gas Hedge Position

 

 

 

Gas Swap

Weighted Avg

Gas Swap Price

 

MMcf

$/Mcf

1Q21

9,900

$2.69

2Q21

10,010

$2.69

3Q21

10,120

$2.69

4Q21

10,120

$2.69

More detailed information about the Company's existing hedging program can be found in the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expected to be filed on February 23, 2021.

Conference Call

Black Stone Minerals will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time. Black Stone recommends participants who do not anticipate asking questions to listen to the call via the live broadcast available at http://investor.blackstoneminerals.com. Analysts and investors who wish to ask questions should dial should dial (877) 447-4732 and use conference code 2856284. A recording of the conference call will be available at that site through Black Stone's website through March 25, 2021.

About Black Stone Minerals, L.P.

Black Stone Minerals is one of the largest owners of oil and natural gas mineral interests in the United States. The Company owns mineral interests and royalty interests in 41 states in the continental United States. Black Stone believes its large, diversified asset base and long-lived, non-cost-bearing mineral and royalty interests provide for relatively stable production and reserves over time, with minimal operating costs or capital requirements, allowing the majority of generated cash flow to be distributed to unitholders.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Terminology such as "will," "may," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "project," "intend," "estimate," "believe," "target," "continue," "potential," the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology often identify forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Black Stone Minerals undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this news release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Black Stone Minerals, which may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those summarized below:

  • the Company's ability to execute its business strategies;
  • the scope and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken by government authorities and other parties in response to the pandemic
  • the volatility of realized oil and natural gas prices;
  • the level of production on the Company's properties;
  • overall supply and demand for oil and natural gas, as well as regional supply and demand factors, delays, or interruptions of production;
  • conservation measures, technological advances, and general concern about the environmental impact of the production and use of fossil fuels;
  • the Company's ability to replace its oil and natural gas reserves;
  • the Company's ability to identify, complete, and integrate acquisitions;
  • general economic, business, or industry conditions;
  • competition in the oil and natural gas industry; and
  • the level of drilling activity by the Company's operators, particularly in areas such as the Shelby Trough where the Company has concentrated acreage positions.

BLACK STONE MINERALS, L.P.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per unit amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and condensate sales

 

$

36,786

 

 

$

63,647

 

 

$

148,631

 

 

$

263,678

 

Natural gas and natural gas liquids sales

 

42,866

 

 

42,643

 

 

138,926

 

 

199,265

 

Lease bonus and other income

 

1,414

 

 

13,987

 

 

9,083

 

 

29,833

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

 

81,066

 

 

120,277

 

 

296,640

 

 

492,776

 

Gain (loss) on commodity derivative instruments

 

(3,640)

 

 

(17,249)

 

 

46,111

 

 

(4,955)

 

TOTAL REVENUE

 

77,426

 

 

103,028

 

 

342,751

 

 

487,821

 

OPERATING (INCOME) EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

 

3,742

 

 

4,168

 

 

14,022

 

 

17,665

 

Production costs and ad valorem taxes

 

11,637

 

 

15,614

 

 

43,473

 

 

60,533

 

Exploration expense

 

1

 

 

25

 

 

29

 

 

397

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

19,820

 

 

24,651

 

 

82,018

 

 

109,584

 

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

 

 

 

 

 

51,031

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

10,245

 

 

13,603

 

 

42,983

 

 

63,353

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

295

 

 

288

 

 

1,131

 

 

1,117

 

(Gain) loss on sale of assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

(24,045)

 

 

 

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

 

45,740

 

 

58,349

 

 

210,642

 

 

252,649

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS

 

31,686

 

 

44,679

 

 

132,109

 

 

235,172

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and investment income

 

 

 

22

 

 

35

 

 

159

 

Interest expense

 

(1,353)

 

 

(4,863)

 

 

(10,408)

 

 

(21,435)

 

Other income (expense)

 

12

 

 

179

 

 

83

 

 

472

 

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE

 

(1,341)

 

 

(4,662)

 

 

(10,290)

 

 

(20,804)

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

30,345

 

 

40,017

 

 

121,819

 

 

214,368

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions on Series A redeemable preferred units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions on Series B cumulative convertible preferred units

 

(5,250)

 

 

(5,250)

 

 

(21,000)

 

 

(21,000)

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE GENERAL PARTNER AND COMMON AND SUBORDINATED UNITS

 

$

25,095

 

 

$

34,767

 

 

$

100,819

 

 

$

193,368

 

ALLOCATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General partner interest

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Common units

 

25,095

 

 

34,767

 

 

100,819

 

 

169,375

 

Subordinated units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,993

 

 

 

$

25,095

 

 

$

34,767

 

 

$

100,819

 

 

$

193,368

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO LIMITED PARTNERS PER COMMON AND SUBORDINATED UNIT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per common unit (basic)

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

$

1.01

 

Weighted average common units outstanding (basic)

 

206,748

 

 

205,966

 

 

206,705

 

 

168,230

 

Per subordinated unit (basic)

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

0.64

 

Weighted average subordinated units outstanding (basic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,740

 

Per common unit (diluted)

 

$

0.12

 

 

$

0.17

 

 

$

0.49

 

 

$

1.01

 

Weighted average common units outstanding (diluted)

 

207,206

 

 

206,552

 

 

206,819

 

 

168,376

 

Per subordinated unit (diluted)

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

0.64

 

Weighted average subordinated units outstanding (diluted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,740

 

The following table shows the Company's production, revenues, realized prices, and expenses for the periods presented.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except for realized prices)

Production:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and condensate (MBbls)

 

915

 

 

1,147

 

 

3,895

 

 

4,777

 

Natural gas (MMcf)1

 

16,023

 

 

18,611

 

 

67,945

 

 

77,635

 

Equivalents (MBoe)

 

3,586

 

 

4,249

 

 

15,219

 

 

17,716

 

Equivalents/day (MBoe)

 

39.0

 

 

46.2

 

 

41.6

 

 

48.5

 

Realized prices, without derivatives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and condensate ($/Bbl)

 

$

40.20

 

 

$

55.49

 

 

$

38.16

 

 

$

55.20

 

Natural gas ($/Mcf)1

 

2.68

 

 

2.29

 

 

2.04

 

 

2.57

 

Equivalents ($/Boe)

 

$

22.21

 

 

$

25.02

 

 

$

18.89

 

 

$

26.13

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and condensate sales

 

$

36,786

 

 

$

63,647

 

 

$

148,631

 

 

$

263,678

 

Natural gas and natural gas liquids sales1

 

42,866

 

 

42,643

 

 

138,926

 

 

199,265

 

Lease bonus and other income

 

1,414

 

 

13,987

 

 

9,083

 

 

29,833

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

 

81,066

 

 

120,277

 

 

296,640

 

 

492,776

 

Gain (loss) on commodity derivative instruments

 

(3,640)

 

 

(17,249)

 

 

46,111

 

 

(4,955)

 

Total revenue

 

$

77,426

 

 

$

103,028

 

 

$

342,751

 

 

$

487,821

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

 

$

3,742

 

 

$

4,168

 

 

$

14,022

 

 

$

17,665

 

Production costs and ad valorem taxes

 

11,637

 

 

15,614

 

 

43,473

 

 

60,533

 

Exploration expense

 

1

 

 

25

 

 

29

 

 

397

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

19,820

 

 

24,651

 

 

82,018

 

 

109,584

 

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

 

 

 

 

 

51,031

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

10,245

 

 

13,603

 

 

42,983

 

 

63,353

 

Other expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

1,353

 

 

4,863

 

 

10,408

 

 

21,435

 

Per Boe:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease operating expense (per working interest Boe)

 

$

5.84

 

 

$

4.08

 

 

$

4.69

 

 

$

4.00

 

Production costs and ad valorem taxes

 

3.25

 

 

3.67

 

 

2.86

 

 

3.42

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

5.53

 

 

5.80

 

 

5.39

 

 

6.19

 

General and administrative

 

2.86

 

 

3.20

 

 

2.82

 

 

3.58

 

1

As a mineral-and-royalty-interest owner, Black Stone Minerals is often provided insufficient and inconsistent data on natural gas liquid ("NGL") volumes by its operators. As a result, the Company is unable to reliably determine the total volumes of NGLs associated with the production of natural gas on its acreage. Accordingly, no NGL volumes are included in our reported production; however, revenue attributable to NGLs is included in natural gas revenue and the calculation of realized prices for natural gas.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures used by Black Stone's management and external users of the Company's financial statements such as investors, research analysts, and others, to assess the financial performance of its assets and our ability to sustain distributions over the long term without regard to financing methods, capital structure, or historical cost basis.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation, depletion, and amortization adjusted for impairment of oil and natural gas properties, accretion of asset retirement obligations, unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivative instruments, non-cash equity-based compensation, and gains and losses on sales of assets. Black Stone defines Distributable cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA plus or minus amounts for certain non-cash operating activities, estimated replacement capital expenditures during the subordination period, cash interest expense, distributions to noncontrolling interests and preferred unitholders, and restructuring charges. Gains and losses on sales of assets were previously included in Adjusted EBITDA and excluded from Distributable cash flows. Black Stone believes this change to remove gains and losses on sales of assets from the definition of Adjusted EBITDA more closely conforms with peer company practice.

Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable cash flow should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), income (loss) from operations, cash flows from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States as measures of the Company's financial performance.

Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable cash flow have important limitations as analytical tools because they exclude some but not all items that affect net income (loss), the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. The Company's computation of Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow may differ from computations of similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

 

Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per unit amounts)

Net income (loss)

 

$

30,345

 

 

$

40,017

 

 

$

121,819

 

 

$

214,368

 

Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

19,820

 

 

24,651

 

 

82,018

 

 

109,584

 

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

 

 

 

 

 

51,031

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

1,353

 

 

4,863

 

 

10,408

 

 

21,435

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

 

1

 

 

(148)

 

 

8

 

 

(335)

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

295

 

 

288

 

 

1,131

 

 

1,117

 

Equity-based compensation

 

2,322

 

 

3,578

 

 

3,727

 

 

20,484

 

Unrealized (gain) loss on commodity derivative instruments

 

18,195

 

 

26,791

 

 

35,238

 

 

32,817

 

(Gain) loss on sale of assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

(24,045)

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

72,331

 

 

100,040

 

 

281,335

 

 

399,470

 

Adjustments to reconcile to Distributable cash flow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in deferred revenue

 

(76)

 

 

15

 

 

(391)

 

 

42

 

Cash interest expense

 

(1,091)

 

 

(4,601)

 

 

(9,364)

 

 

(20,394)

 

Estimated replacement capital expenditures1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,750)

 

Preferred unit distributions

 

(5,250)

 

 

(5,250)

 

 

(21,000)

 

 

(21,000)

 

Restructuring charges

 

 

 

 

 

4,815

 

 

 

Distributable cash flow

 

$

65,914

 

 

$

90,204

 

 

$

255,395

 

 

$

355,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total units outstanding2

 

207,266

 

 

205,944

 

 

 

 

 

Distributable cash flow per unit

 

0.318

 

 

0.438

 

 

 

 

 

1

The Board established a replacement capital expenditure estimate of $11.0 million for the period of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Due to the expiration of the subordination period, we do not intend to establish a replacement capital expenditure estimate for periods subsequent to March 31, 2019.

2

The distribution attributable to the quarter ended December 31, 2020 is calculated using 207,266,383 common units as of the record date of February 16, 2021. Distributions attributable to the quarter ended December 31, 2019 were calculated using 205,944,172 common units as of the record date of February 17, 2020.

Proved Oil & Gas Reserve Quantities

A reconciliation of proved reserves is presented in the following table:

 

Crude Oil

(MBbl)

 

Natural Gas

(MMcf)

 

Total

(MBoe)

Net proved reserves at December 31, 2019

17,050

 

 

308,958

 

 

68,543

 

Revisions of previous estimates

2,490

 

 

(22,337)

 

 

(1,233)

 

Sales of minerals in place

(1,262)

 

 

(3,132)

 

 

(1,784)

 

Extensions, discoveries, and other additions

1,569

 

 

24,667

 

 

5,680

 

Production

(3,895)

 

 

(67,945)

 

 

(15,219)

 

Net proved reserves at December 31, 2020

15,952

 

 

240,211

 

 

55,987

 

Net Proved Developed Reserves

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

17,050

 

 

263,371

 

 

60,945

 

December 31, 2020

15,952

 

 

230,411

 

 

54,354

 

Net Proved Undeveloped Reserves

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

45,587

 

 

7,598

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

9,800

 

 

1,633

 

 

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