November 14, 2019

Harvest Oil & Gas Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results


HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. (OTCQX: HRST) (“Harvest” or the “Company”) today announced results for the third quarter of 2019 and the filing of its Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 14, 2019. Key Highlights

  • Paid a one-time $7.00 cash dividend per share on October 28, 2019 to shareholders of record as of October 18, 2019

  • Entered into a new $10 million revolving credit facility with Regions Bank

  • Average daily production was 98.1 MMcfe for the third quarter of 2019

  • Completed previously announced sale of certain oil and gas interests in the Barnett Shale for $62.4 million, net of preliminary purchase price adjustments, and anticipate a subsequent closing for an additional $6.4 million, subject to purchase price adjustments, in the fourth quarter of 2019

  • Completed previously announced sale of certain oil and gas properties in the Mid-Continent area for $5.3 million, net of preliminary purchase price adjustments

  • In conjunction with the Barnett Shale and Mid-Continent area divestitures, unwound certain commodity derivative contracts for cash settlements received of $7.9 million

  • In October 2019, signed a definitive agreement to sell its Permian Basin oil and gas interests for $3.0 million, subject to purchase price adjustments, which is expected to close at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

For the third quarter of 2019, Harvest reported a net loss of $19.5 million, or $(1.93) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding compared to a net loss of $60.9 million, or $(6.05) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding, for the second quarter of 2019. For the third quarter of 2018, a net loss of $9.8 million or $(0.97) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding was reported. Included in the 2019 third quarter net loss were the following items:

  • $16.3 million of impairment of oil and natural gas properties primarily related to the write down of properties located in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent area to their fair value, properties located in the Barnett Shale, Mid-Continent area, and San Juan Basin which were sold as of September 30, 2019 and the Monroe Field which was held for sale as of September 30, 2019,

  • $8.2 million of non-cash losses on commodity derivatives,

  • $1.4 million of stock-based compensation costs contained in general and administrative expenses,

  • $0.8 million of divestiture and transaction related expense contained in general and administrative expenses, and

  • $0.7 million related to additional severance tax assessments for properties sold in the San Juan Basin contained in general and administrative expenses.

Production for the third quarter of 2019 was 6.3 Bcf of natural gas, 145 MBbls of oil and 316 MBbls of natural gas liquids (NGLs), or 98.1 million cubic feet equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). This represents a 13 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2019 production of 112.3 MMcfe/d and a 44 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2018 production of 175.5 MMcfe/d. The decrease in production from the second quarter of 2019 was primarily due to the divestiture of oil and gas properties in the Barnett Shale and Mid-Continent area that closed in September 2019. The decrease in production from the third quarter of 2018 was primarily due to the divestiture of the Central Texas and Karnes County, Texas properties that closed in August 2018, the Central Texas area divestiture that closed in December 2018, the Mid-Continent area divestitures that closed in December 2018, January 2019, April 2019 and September 2019, the San Juan Basin divestiture that closed in April 2019, and the Barnett Shale divestiture that closed in September 2019.

Adjusted EBITDAX for the third quarter of 2019 was $9.7 million, a 42 percent increase over the second quarter of 2019 and a 66 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2018. The increase in Adjusted EBITDAX over the second quarter of 2019 was primarily due an increase in cash settlements received on commodity derivative contracts and on the termination of commodity derivative contracts in conjunction with the Barnett Shale and Mid-Continent area divestitures, partially offset by the Barnett Shale and Mid-Continent divestitures that closed in September 2019, a decrease in realized natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil prices, a decrease in other income, and an increase in general and administrative expenses. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDAX from the third quarter of 2018 was primarily due to the divestitures that closed in 2018, January 2019, April 2019 and September 2019, and a decrease in realized natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil prices, partially offset by cash settlements received on derivative contracts, and an increase in other income. Adjusted EBITDAX is a Non-GAAP financial measures and is described in the attached table under “Non-GAAP Measures.”

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Harvest’s financial statements and related footnotes are available in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which was filed on November 14, 2019, and is available through the Investor Relations/SEC Filings section of the Harvest website at http://www.hvstog.com.

About Harvest Oil & Gas Corp.

Harvest is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the efficient operation and development of onshore oil and gas properties in the continental United States. The Company’s assets consist primarily of producing and non-producing properties in the Barnett Shale, the Appalachian Basin (which includes the Utica Shale), Michigan, the Mid-Continent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, and the Permian Basin. More information about Harvest is available on the internet at https://www.hvstog.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press 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. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of its business. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond its control. Please read the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other public filings and press releases for a discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those in such forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, risks relating to pending asset sales, including risks relating to the consummation of such sales in accordance with their terms or at all, our inability to control our contract operator, EnerVest Operating, L.L.C., outside of the parameters of the Services Agreement, our ability to obtain needed capital or financing on satisfactory terms, fluctuations in prices of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids and the length of time commodity prices remain depressed, our ability to maintain production levels through development drilling, risks associated with drilling and operating wells, the availability of drilling and production equipment, changes in applicable laws and regulations that adversely affect our operations and general economic conditions. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “indicate” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon reasonable assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Operating Statistics

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets ($ in thousands, except number of shares)

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations ($ in thousands, except per share/unit data)

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows ($ in thousands)


Non-GAAP Measures

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDAX as net loss plus income taxes; interest expense, net; depreciation, depletion and amortization; accretion expense on obligations; (gain) loss on derivatives, net; cash settlements of commodity derivative contracts; non-cash equity-based compensation; impairment of oil and natural gas properties; non-cash oil inventory adjustment; dry hole and exploration costs; gain on sales of oil and natural gas properties; reorganization items, net; and gain on equity securities.

Adjusted EBITDAX is used by the Company’s management to provide additional information and statistics relative to the performance of the business, including (prior to the creation of any reserves) the cash return on investment. The Company believes this financial measure may indicate to investors whether or not it is generating cash flow at a level that can support or sustain quarterly interest expense and capital expenditures. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAX excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and operating income and this measure may vary among companies. Therefore, Harvest’s Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDAX ($ in thousands)

Total Current Derivative Position


In September 2019, in conjunction with the closings of the sales of oil and natural gas properties in the Barnett Shale and the Mid-Continent area, the Company unwound certain of its derivatives, which resulted in the receipt of a cash settlement of $7.9 million. The natural gas derivatives unwound included 2,990,000 MMBtus and 10,980,000 MMBtus for the periods of October through December 2019 and January through December 2020, respectively. The crude oil derivatives unwound included 85,400 Bbls and 228,750 Bbls for the periods of September through December 2019 and January through December 2020, respectively. The natural gas liquids derivatives unwound included 283,040 Bbls and 656,970 Bbls for the periods of September through December 2019 and January through December 2020, respectively.

In November 2019, the Company terminated 124,000 MMBtus of natural gas swaps for the month of December 2019 at a weighted average fixed price of $2.78 per MMBtu and 1,464,000 MMBtus of natural gas swaps for the period of January 2020 to December 2020 at a weighted average fixed price of $2.64 per MMBtu. These terminations resulted in a net cash settlement received of $150,000.

Harvest Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, TX Ryan Stash 713-651-1144 hvstog.com