November 17, 2020

Harvest Oil & Gas Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results


HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. (OTCQX: HRST) (“Harvest” or the “Company”) today announced results for the third quarter of 2020. Key Highlights

  • Average daily production was 31.8 MMcfe for the third quarter of 2020

  • On July 7, 2020, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Appalachian Basin assets

  • On August 4, 2020, the Company closed on its previously announced sale of its Michigan properties

  • On August 7, 2020, the Company announced a one-time cash distribution of $10.00 per share payable on August 24, 2020 to shareholders of record as of August 17, 2020

  • On October 23, 2020, the Company closed on its previously announced sale of its Appalachia properties for $21.9 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments; the transaction was funded with a $21.9 million senior secured seller note

  • In October 2020, the Company unwound all of its remaining commodity derivative contracts for cash settlements received of $1.5 million

  • On November 13, 2020, the Company announced a one-time cash distribution of $10.00 per share payable on November 30, 2020 to shareholders of record as of November 23, 2020

For the third quarter of 2020, Harvest reported a net loss of $6.2 million, or $(6.11) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding, compared to a net loss of $7.1 million, or $(7.00) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding for the second quarter of 2020. For the third quarter of 2019, a net loss of $19.5 million or $(19.28) per basic and diluted weighted average share outstanding was reported. Included in the 2020 third quarter net loss were the following items:

  • $1.1 million of impairment of oil and natural gas properties,

  • $5.6 million of non-cash losses on commodity derivatives,

  • $0.4 million of stock-based compensation costs contained in general and administrative expenses, and

  • $0.4 million of divestiture and transaction related expense contained in general and administrative expenses.

Production for the third quarter of 2020 was 2.3 Bcf of natural gas, 102 MBbls of oil and 9 MBbls of natural gas liquids (NGLs), or 31.8 million cubic feet equivalent per day (MMcfe/d). This represents a 14 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2020 production of 36.8 MMcfe/d and a 68 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2019 production of 98.1 MMcfe/d. The decrease in production from the second quarter of 2020 was primarily due to the divestiture of the Company’s Michigan assets at the beginning of August 2020. The decrease in production from the third quarter of 2019 was primarily due to divestitures that closed throughout 2019 and 2020.

Adjusted EBITDAX for the third quarter of 2020 was $0.9 million, a $1.5 million decrease from the second quarter of 2020 and a $8.8 million decrease from the third quarter of 2019. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDAX from the second quarter of 2020 was primarily due to a decrease in cash settlements received on commodity derivative contracts and a decrease in gas production due to the sale of Michigan assets in August 2020, partially offset by an increase in realized oil prices and a decrease in lease operating expense due to the sale of Michigan assets in August 2020. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDAX from the third quarter of 2019 was primarily due to divestitures that closed throughout 2019 and 2020, a decrease in realized oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices and a decrease in cash settlements received on commodity derivative contracts, partially offset by a decrease in general and administrative expenses. Adjusted EBITDAX is a Non-GAAP financial measures and is described in the attached table under “Non-GAAP Measures.”

Quarterly Report

Harvest’s financial statements and related footnotes are available in its Quarterly Report, which can be found at www.otcmarkets.com under the stock symbol HRST, Disclosures or through the Investor Relations section of the Harvest website at http://www.hvstog.com.

About Harvest Oil & Gas Corp.

Harvest has been an independent oil and gas company; the Company intends to evaluate and undertake the process of winding-up and returning capital to its shareholders. 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”. 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, 2019 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.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDAX as net income (loss) plus income tax expense (benefit); 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) loss on sales of oil and natural gas properties; 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.

Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. Houston, TX 77002 Michael Mercer, President and CEO 713-651-1144 hvstog.com