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Emerald Oil Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results & Establishes 2014 Guidance

Emerald Oil Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results & Establishes 2014 Guidance

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - November 05, 2013) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) ("Emerald" or the "Company"), today announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Emerald plans to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Highlights

  • Increased third quarter production to 172,678 BOE, an average of 1,877 BOEPD and an increase of 35% and 93% compared to the second quarter of 2013 and third quarter of 2012, respectively;
  • Cash balance of approximately $200 million proforma for the recent public and private offerings plus cash on hand at quarter end, redeemed the remaining $35.0 million of outstanding Series A Preferred Stock and have an undrawn $75.0 million borrowing base under the Company's credit facility;
  • Net loss attributable to common stockholders of $5.7 million or $(0.13) per share (basic);
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of $10.1 million or $0.24 per share (basic); and
  • Adjusted Cash Flow* of $6.9 million or $0.16 per share (basic).

* Non-GAAP financial measure. Please see Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Cash Flow descriptions and tables later in this earnings release for a reconciliation of these measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA and cash flows were impacted by non-recurring advisory and legal fees related to transactions closed during the quarter.

McAndrew Rudisill, Emerald's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Emerald's operated wells are strong. We are on course to deliver accelerated production growth for the remainder of the year and into 2014. Our land team recently completed a long-term leasing effort that added 34,000 net acres. These newly leased acres further expanded Emerald's core Low Rider area and added three new operated focus areas: Easy Rider in the West Nesson Area in Williams County, North Dakota, Emerald Pronghorn in Stark and Billings Counties, North Dakota and Emerald Lewis & Clark in McKenzie County, North Dakota, south of Low Rider. Our drilling program continues to see efficiency gains from reduced drilling days and lower completion costs. We are focused on fracking multiple newly drilled wells, optimizing existing well performance and improving associated field infrastructure in the fourth quarter for the upcoming winter. Today we are introducing our initial quarterly production and cost guidance for 2014. Emerald is focused on the delivery of meaningful production growth in 2014."

Production from Emerald Operated Wells

     
   Well Results (Boe/d)
   24 Hour  30 Day  60 Day  90 Day
Pirate 1-2-11H  1,801  1,025  782  621
Arsenal 1-17-20H  1,638  768  753  570
Caper 1-15-22H  2,063  994  780  678
Mongoose 1-8-5H  1,523  892  706  619
Talon 1-9-4H  1,311  818  662  -
Slugger 1-16-21H  1,342  782  593  -
Hot Rod 1-27-26H  1,589  661  -  -
Hot Rod 4-27-26H  1,780  530  -  -
Excalibur 5-25-36H  1,842  -  -  -
                 

Production & Cost Guidance

         
   Boe/d  LOE / Boe
4Q 2013 Average  2,300  $12.00
        
2013 Average  1,590  $12.00
2013 Exit Rate  2,400    
        
1Q 2014 Average  2,600  $12.00
2Q 2014 Average  2,960  $11.00
3Q 2014 Average  3,700  $11.00
4Q 2014 Average  3,900  $10.00
        
2014 Average  3,300  $11.00
2014 Exit Rate  4,000    
           

Capital Development Plan

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013, Emerald plans to spend approximately $127.2 million to drill 12.0 net operated and 0.5 net non-operated wells in the Williston Basin, of which the Company has spent approximately $76.5 million through September 30, 2013. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2013, the Company has also budgeted approximately $20.0 million to increase its operated acreage position in its core operated area in McKenzie County, North Dakota, which Emerald refers to as the Low Rider area, and elsewhere in the Williston Basin, with a specific focus on increasing the net working interest position in its operated wells. Emerald added a high specification drilling rig to accelerate development of its Williston Basin operated leasehold, which commenced drilling in June 2013. The rig is a 1,200 horsepower top drive long-reach horizontal-capable rig with the potential to upgrade with a "walking package" for infill efficiency.

Emerald expects to add a third horizontal-capable rig in 2014. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2014, Emerald plans to spend approximately $182.0 million to drill 18.2 net operated wells in the Williston Basin at an average cost per net well of approximately $10.0 million. The Company has also budgeted approximately $25.0 million to increase its operated acreage position in its core operated areas.

The following table presents summary data for the Company's Williston Basin project area as of September 30, 2013 for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2014:

         Planned Capital Expenditures
         2013  2014
   Net Acres  Net Identified Drilling Locations  Net Wells  Drilling Capex (in millions)  Net Wells  Drilling Capex (in millions)
  Low Rider  36,000  196  12.5  127.2  12.2  $122.0
  Easy Rider  3,000  17  -  -  2.0   20.0
  Richland  11,000  61  -  -  2.0   20.0
  Pronghorn  3,000  9  -  -  2.0   20.0
  Lewis & Clark  13,000  30  -  -  -   -
Total  66,000  313  12.5  127.2  18.2   182.0

Acreage Acquisition

On August 2, 2013, Emerald closed a transaction with a third party to acquire approximately 3,500 net acres of partially developed leasehold in McKenzie County, North Dakota, for approximately $10.5 million. The acquired acreage is directly southeast and contiguous to Emerald's existing Low Rider area in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The acquisition added eight potentially operated DSUs in the Company's Low Rider area.

On August 30, 2013, Emerald closed a transaction with a third party to acquire approximately 3,600 net acres of undeveloped leasehold in McKenzie County, North Dakota for approximately $3.6 million. The acquired acreage is directly south and contiguous to Emerald's existing operated area in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The acquisition added six potentially operated drilling spacing units in the Company's Low Rider Prospect in McKenzie County, North Dakota.

On September 17, 2013, Emerald leased approximately 30,672 net undeveloped leasehold acres in McKenzie, Billings and Stark Counties, North Dakota, for approximately $20.2 million. The lease acquisitions added 38 potentially operated drilling spacing units in Emerald's Low Rider, Easy Rider, Pronghorn and Lewis & Clark areas. Pursuant to the leases acquired, the Company entered into an agreement with a third party to drill at least five gross wells within the prospect area prior to September 17, 2015. The Company placed $10 million with an escrow agent, of which $2 million per well will be returned to Emerald with each well drilled within the term of the escrow agreement.

On September 19, 2013, Emerald entered into a purchase and sale agreement with a third party to acquire approximately 2,866 net acres of undeveloped leasehold in Williams County, North Dakota for approximately $3.2 million. The acquisition adds seven potentially operated DSUs in Emerald's Low Rider and Easy Rider areas. The purchase closed on October 9, 2013. On September 20, 2013, the Company leased an additional 313 net acres of undeveloped lease hold in the same area in Williams County, North Dakota for approximately $1.3 million.

Emerald's average working interest in its Low Rider area is now approximately 68%, and the Company continues to work toward increasing the average well working interest. On a pro forma basis to reflect closed and pending acquisitions, the Company has approximately 66,000 net acres in the Williston Basin, of which approximately 50,000 net acres are operable in McKenzie, Williams, Billings and Stark County, North Dakota, and 10,000 net acres are operable in Richland County, Montana.

Sale of Non-Operated Leasehold

On September 6, 2013, Emerald sold 26,579 non-operated net acres located in the Williston Basin and the associated oil and natural gas production for approximately $111.0 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments, which is referred to as the "Non-Operated Asset Sale." Under the purchase agreement, the Non-Operated Asset Sale was given economic effect as of April 1, 2013 such that all proceeds and certain operational costs and expenses attributable to the properties sold were apportioned between the purchaser and Emerald based on the aforementioned effective date. On September 6, 2013, the Company also sold 413 non-operated net acres located in the Williston Basin for approximately $5.2 million in cash. Emerald has used and intends to use the proceeds from these divestitures to fund a portion of its 2013 and 2014 capital budgets.

Well Development Activity

During the third quarter 2013, Emerald invested approximately $41.8 million on well development in the Williston Basin.

Third Quarter 2013 Results

Revenues from sales of oil and natural gas increased 144% for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2012, driven primarily by a 93% increase in production volume as well as higher oil prices. Production increased due to the development of 6.1 net productive operated wells in the Williston Basin from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. This increase was partially offset by the sale of substantially all non-operated Williston Basin properties on September 6, 2013. During the three months ended September 30, 2013, the Company realized a $95.32 average price per barrel of oil (including realized derivatives) compared to an $82.10 average price per barrel of oil during the three months ended September 30, 2012. The average oil price differential during the three months ended September 30, 2013 was $8.34 per barrel, as compared to $10.08 per barrel in the three months ended September 30, 2012.

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2013   2012  
Net Oil and Natural Gas Revenues:           
Oil  $16,952,644   $6,916,704  
Natural Gas and Other Liquids   363,915    194,865  
Total Oil and Natural Gas Sales Before Derivatives   17,316,559    7,111,569  
Realized Loss on Commodity Derivatives   (1,264,755 )  (120,706 )
Unrealized Loss on Commodity Derivatives   (1,455,405 )  (1,514,729 )
Total Oil and Natural Gas Sales Net of Derivatives   14,596,399    5,476,134  
            
Net Production:           
Oil (Bbl)   164,570    82,775  
Natural Gas and Other Liquids (Mcf)   44,648    39,648  
Barrel of Oil Equivalent (Boe)   172,678    89,383  
            
Average Sales Prices:           
Oil (per Bbl)  $103.01   $83.56  
Effect of Settled Oil Derivatives on Average Price (per Bbl)   (7.69 )  (1.46 )
Oil Net of Settled Derivatives (per Bbl)  $95.32   $82.10  
            
Natural Gas and Other Liquids (per Mcf)  $7.48   $4.91  
            
Barrel of Oil Equivalent with Realized Derivatives (per Boe)  $92.96   $78.21  
            

The following table summarizes gross and net productive operated and non-operated oil wells at September 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012. A net well represents Emerald's fractional working ownership interest of a gross well. The following table does not include 6 gross (3.4 net) operated Bakken wells and 5 gross (0.9 net) and 21 gross (1.1 net) non-operated Bakken wells that were in the process of being drilled, awaiting completion, in the process of completion or awaiting flow back subsequent to fracture stimulation as of September 30, 2013 and September 30, 2012, respectively.

   September 30,
   2013  2012
   Gross  Net  Gross  Net
North Dakota Bakken and Three Forks - operated  8  6.1  -  -
North Dakota Vertical Production - operated 1  11  7.6      
North Dakota Bakken and Three Forks - non-operated  8  0.8  160  6.4
Montana Bakken and Three Forks - non-operated  -  -  21  1.9
  Total:  27  14.5  181  8.3

Vertical producing wells relate to existing wells included within an acreage acquisition on August 2, 2013. Operatorship was transferred to Emerald upon closing the acquisition. The wells are producing from the Birdbear, Duprow and Red River formations.

Liquidity and Shares Outstanding

On October 2, 2013, Emerald completed a public offering of 15,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $6.70 per share for total net proceeds of approximately $95.5 million. The underwriters elected to exercise the over-allotment option to sell an additional 2,250,000 shares of common stock at $6.70 per share. The net proceeds from the over-allotment exercise were approximately $14.4 million.

On October 17, 2013, Emerald completed a private placement of 5,092,852 shares of common stock at a price of $6.39 per share for net proceeds of approximately $32.5 million. The issuance of the common stock was made in reliance upon an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to Section 4(2) thereof, which exempts transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering. 

The Company has used and intends to further use the net proceeds from these offerings, along with cash on hand, cash flow from operations, proceeds from the sale of assets and additional borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to fund the Company's capital budget in 2013 and 2014. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital.

On August 30, 2013, Emerald redeemed 200,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock for $22,828,767 including $2,250,000 of redemption premium and $328,767 of accrued dividends on the redeemed shares. On October 15, 2013, the Company redeemed the remaining 150,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock for $16,932,534, including $1,875,000 of redemption premium and $57,534 in accrued dividends on the redeemed shares. The redemption and dividend are accrued for and the Series A Preferred Stock is included as a current liability at its liquidation preference value of $16,875,000 as of September 30, 2013. For each redemption, the redemption premium was treated as a dividend and recorded as a return of equity to the investor through a charge to additional paid-in capital. As of October 15, 2013, the Series A Preferred Stock was fully redeemed.

In August 2013, Emerald completed the semi-annual borrowing base redetermination of its revolving credit facility. As a result, Emerald entered into an amendment with Wells Fargo Bank, which increased its borrowing base to $75.0 million from the previous $27.5 million. Currently the credit facility is undrawn.

Emerald had approximately 65.3 million shares of common stock outstanding on November 5, 2013.

Unrealized Loss on Warrants

During the third quarter 2013, the Company recognized an unrealized loss on its warrant liability of $0.5 million. This mark-to-market charge relates to the warrants attached to the preferred stock issued to White Deer Energy in February 2013. Each quarter the Company will mark-to-market the warrants and adjust for the change in the statement of operations as a non-cash charge.

Gain (Loss) on Commodity Derivatives

Realized commodity derivative losses were $1,264,755 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $120,706 for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Unrealized commodity derivative losses were $1,455,405 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $1,514,729 for the three months ended September 30, 2012. The Company's derivatives are not designated for hedge accounting and are accounted for using the mark-to-market accounting method whereby gains and losses from changes in the fair value of derivative instruments are recognized immediately into earnings. Mark-to-market accounting treatment creates volatility in the Company's revenues as unrealized gains and losses from derivatives are included in total revenues and are not included in accumulated other comprehensive income in the accompanying balance sheets. As commodity prices increase or decrease, such changes will have an opposite effect on the mark-to-market value of the Company's derivatives. Future derivatives gains will be offset by lower future wellhead revenues. Conversely, future derivatives losses will be offset by higher future wellhead revenues based on the value at the settlement date. At September 30, 2013, all of the Company's derivative contracts were recorded at their fair value, which was a net liability of $1,406,074.

   Three Months Ended September 30,  
   2013   2012  
Net Oil and Natural Gas Revenues:           
Oil  $16,952,644   $6,916,704  
Natural Gas and Other Liquids   363,914    194,865  
Total Oil and Natural Gas Sales Before Derivatives   17,316,558    7,111,569  
Realized Loss on Commodity Derivatives   (1,264,755 )  (120,706 )
Unrealized Loss on Commodity Derivatives   (1,455,405 )  (1,514,729 )
Total Oil and Natural Gas Sales Net of Derivatives   14,596,398    5,476,134  
            

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA

In addition to reporting net income (loss) as defined under GAAP, Emerald also presents net earnings before interest, income taxes, dividends, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, impairment of oil and natural gas properties, accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations, unrealized gain (loss) from mark-to-market on commodity derivatives, mark-to-market on Emerald's warrant liability and non-cash expenses relating to stock-based compensation recognized under ASC Topic 718 ("Adjusted EBITDA"), which is a non-GAAP performance measure. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net earnings after adjustment for those items described in the table below. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to GAAP measurements, such as net income (loss) (its most directly comparable GAAP measure), and Emerald's calculations thereof may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. By eliminating the items described below, Emerald believes the measure is useful in evaluating its fundamental core operating performance. The Company also believes that Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because similar measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies in similar industries. Emerald's management uses Adjusted EBITDA to manage Emerald's business, including in preparing Emerald's annual operating budget and financial projections. Emerald's management does not view Adjusted EBITDA in isolation and also uses other measurements, such as net income (loss) and revenues to measure operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2013 was $10,066,660, up from $4,006,808 for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The year over year increase in Adjusted EBITDA was driven mostly by higher net income as a result of increased production during the quarter ended September 30, 2013. Adjusted EBITDA per BOE for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $58.30, compared to $44.83 per BOE for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented:

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2013   2012   2013   2012  
Net income (loss)  $8,258,505   $1,994,842   $50,548   $(5,222,436 )
Less: Preferred stock dividends and deemed dividends   (13,997,089 )  -    (20,279,197 )  -  
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders   (5,738,584 )  1,994,842    (20,228,649 )  (5,222,436 )
Add: Impairment of oil and natural gas properties   -    -    -    10,191,234  
  Interest expense   21,437    1,388,912    276,113    2,074,147  
  Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations   7,502    4,037    21,564    10,027  
  Depletion, depreciation and amortization   4,537,633    2,830,995    11,333,448    8,011,636  
  Stock-based compensation   4,172,522    2,042,972    6,538,318    2,770,849  
  Warrant revaluation expense   506,000    -    4,587,000    -  
  Preferred stock dividends   764,383    -    2,582,191    -  
  Preferred stock redemption premium   4,375,000    -    6,250,000    -  
  Accretion of preferred stock issuance discount   8,857,706    -    11,447,006    -  
  Unrealized loss on commodity derivatives   1,455,405    1,514,729    1,224,891    236,646  
Less: Gain on sale of oil and natural gas properties, net   (8,892,344 )  -    (8,892,344 )  -  
  Gain on acquisition of business, net   -    (5,769,679 )  -    (5,758,048 )
Adjusted EBITDA  $10,066,660   $4,006,808   $15,139,539   $12,314,055  
                      
                      

Adjusted Cash Flow

In addition to reporting net income (loss) as defined under GAAP, Emerald also presents cash flow before cash paid for interest and dividends ("Adjusted Cash Flow"), which is a non-GAAP performance measure. Adjusted Cash Flow consists of adjusted EBITDA after adjustment for those items described in the table below. Adjusted Cash Flow does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to GAAP measurements, such as net income (loss) (its most directly comparable GAAP measure), and Emerald's calculations thereof may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. By eliminating the items described below, Emerald believes the measure is useful in evaluating its fundamental core operating performance. The Company also believes that Adjusted Cash Flow is useful to investors because similar measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in their evaluation of companies in similar industries. Emerald's management uses Adjusted Cash Flow to manage Emerald's business, including in preparing Emerald's annual operating budget and financial projections. Emerald's management does not view Adjusted Cash Flow in isolation and also uses other measurements, such as net income (loss) and revenues to measure operating performance.

Adjusted Cash Flow during third quarter of 2013 was $6,859,810 or $0.16 per share. Adjusted Cash Flow is calculated by deducting cash paid towards interest and dividends from Adjusted EBITDA. The Company paid no interest during third quarter 2013, compared to interest expense of $21,437 reported in the Company's statement of operations, which included adjustments for amortized deferred financing costs and capitalized interest. Cash dividends paid during third quarter 2013 for the Series A Preferred Stock dividend and deemed dividends was $3,206,850. Cash paid towards interest for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $493,479. As of September 30, 2013, the annual interest rate on the Company's credit facility was 0.375% which is the minimum commitment fee as no funds were drawn against the facility.

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2013   2012  
Adjusted EBITDA (1)  $10,066,660   $4,006,808  
Cash paid during the period for interest   -    (493,479 )
Cash paid during the period for dividends   (3,206,850 )  -  
Adjusted cash flow  $6,859,810   $3,513,329  
Adjusted cash flow per share - basic  $0.16   $0.35  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   42,725,711    9,969,005  

(1) See previous table for reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA.

Derivative Instruments and Price Risk Management

Emerald utilizes commodity swap contracts and costless collars (purchased put options and written call options) to (i) reduce the effects of volatility in price changes on the oil commodities it produces and sells, (ii) reduce commodity price risk and (iii) provide a base level of cash flow in order to assure it can execute at least a portion of its capital spending.

All derivative positions are carried at their fair value on the condensed balance sheet and are marked-to-market at the end of each period. Both the unrealized and realized gains and losses resulting from the contract settlement of derivatives are recorded in the loss on commodity derivatives line on the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

The following table reflects open commodity swap contracts as of September 30, 2013, the associated volumes and the corresponding weighted average NYMEX reference price:

Settlement Period  Oil (Bbls)  Fixed Price
Oil Swaps       
October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013  30,870  $91.00
October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013  12,000   90.05
October 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013  30,000   94.30
2013 Total/Average  72,870  $92.20
        
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014  103,267  $91.00
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014  31,000   90.05
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014  79,000   94.30
2014 Total/Average  213,267  $92.08
        
January 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015  13,876  $91.00
January 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015  5,000   90.05
January 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015  10,000   94.30
2015 Total/Average  28,876  $91.98
        

Conference Call

Emerald will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Mountain Time) to discuss financial and operational results for the quarter.

Emerald Oil, Inc. 3Q 2013 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call
Date:   Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Time:  
 
 
 
10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
 9:00 a.m. Central Time
 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time
 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Webcast:   Live and rebroadcast over the Internet at the Emerald Oil website
Website:   www.emeraldoil.com
Telephone Dial-In:  
 
877-407-8831 (toll-free) and 201-493-6736 (international)
Telephone Replay:  
 
 
Available through Wednesday, November 13, 2013
877-660-6853 (toll-free) and 201-612-7415 (international)
Passcode: 413333

About Emerald

Emerald is an independent exploration and production operator that is focused on acquiring acreage and developing wells in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, targeting the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil formations and Pronghorn sand oil formation. Emerald is based in Denver, Colorado. More information about Emerald can be found at www.emeraldoil.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts included herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this document may include statements regarding the Company's expectations regarding the Company's operational, exploration and development plans; expectations regarding the nature and amount of the Company's reserves; and expectations regarding production, revenues, cash flows and recoveries. When used in this press release, the words "will," "potential," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "may," "should," "anticipate," "could," "plan," "predict," "project," "profile," "model," or their negatives, other similar expressions or the statements that include those words, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. 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 expressed by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices, uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and natural gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and timing of development activities, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital requirements, the effects of governmental regulation, adverse changes in the market for the Company's oil and natural gas production, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 
 
EMERALD OIL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
          
   September 30, 2013   December 31, 2012  
ASSETS           
CURRENT ASSETS           
  Cash and Cash Equivalents  $69,527,908   $10,192,379  
  Restricted Cash   15,000,000    -  
  Accounts Receivable - Oil and Natural Gas Sales   4,537,655    12,573,156  
  Accounts Receivable - Joint Interest Partners   22,481,032    -  
  Other Receivables   72,548    1,133,849  
  Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets   435,891    103,173  
    Total Current Assets   112,055,034    24,002,557  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT           
  Oil and Natural Gas Properties, Full Cost Method           
   Proved Oil and Natural Gas Properties   149,069,872    167,618,422  
   Unproved Oil and Natural Gas Properties   49,838,769    61,454,831  
   Equipment and Facilities   682,230    -  
  Other Property and Equipment   728,310    385,023  
    Total Property and Equipment   200,319,181    229,458,276  
  Less - Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization   (42,055,419 )  (80,230,517 )
    Total Property and Equipment, Net   158,263,762    149,227,759  
Restricted Cash   6,000,000    -  
Prepaid Drilling Costs   1,628    100,193  
Fair Value of Commodity Derivatives   25,017    25,397  
Debt Issuance Costs, Net of Amortization   431,563    269,681  
Deposits on Acquisitions   2,500,000    -  
Other Non-Current Assets   566,047    260,775  
    Total Assets  $279,843,051   $173,886,362  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY           
CURRENT LIABILITIES           
  Accounts Payable  $40,473,700   $39,169,037  
  Fair Value of Commodity Derivatives   1,431,091    206,645  
  Accrued Expenses   6,015,432    420,521  
  Advances from Joint Interest Partners   1,452,969    -  
  Series A Perpetual Preferred Stock Redemption Liability.   16,875,000    -  
    Total Current Liabilities   66,248,192    39,796,203  
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES           
  Revolving Credit Facility   -    23,500,000  
  Asset Retirement Obligations   434,109    296,074  
  Warrant Liability   13,213,000    -  
    Total Liabilities   79,895,301    63,592,277  
            
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES           
            
Preferred Stock - Par Value $.001; 20,000,000 Shares Authorized;           
  Series B Voting Preferred Stock - 5,114,633 and 0 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. Liquidation preference value of $5,115 and $0, as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.   5,000    -  
            
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY           
  Common Stock, Par Value $.001; 500,000,000 Shares Authorized, 42,954,252 and 24,734,643 Shares Issued and Outstanding at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively   42,954    24,735  
  Additional Paid-In Capital   270,019,428    180,439,530  
  Accumulated Deficit   (70,119,632 )  (70,170,180 )
    Total Stockholders' Equity   199,942,750    110,294,085  
    Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $279,843,051   $173,886,362  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

   
   
EMERALD OIL, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
(UNAUDITED)  
   
   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
   2013   2012   2013   2012  
REVENUES                     
Oil and Natural Gas Sales  $17,316,558   $7,111,569   $36,108,357   $18,973,331  
Realized and Unrealized Loss on Commodity Derivatives   (2,720,160 )  (1,635,435 )  (2,822,427 )  (296,327 )
    14,596,398    5,476,134    33,285,930    18,677,004  
OPERATING EXPENSES                     
Production Expenses   2,087,635    687,646    4,723,520    1,639,105  
Production Taxes   1,879,160    809,062    3,629,557    2,043,671  
General and Administrative Expenses   6,194,202    3,503,273    17,562,754    5,660,622  
Depletion of Oil and Natural Gas Properties   4,497,002    2,818,650    11,238,783    7,977,077  
Impairment of Oil and Natural Gas Properties   -    -    -    10,191,234  
Depreciation and Amortization   40,631    12,345    94,665    34,559  
Accretion of Discount on Asset Retirement Obligations   7,502    4,037    21,564    10,027  
Gain on Sale of Oil and Natural Gas Properties   (8,892,344 )  -    (8,892,344 )  -  
Total Operating Expenses   5,813,788    7,835,013    28,378,499    27,556,295  
                      
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS   8,782,610    (2,358,879 )  4,907,431    (8,879,291 )
                      
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)                     
Interest Expense   (21,437 )  (1,388,912 )  (276,113 )  (2,074,147 )
Warrant Revaluation Expense   (506,000 )  -    (4,587,000 )  -  
Gain on Acquisition of Business, Net   -    5,769,679    -    5,758,048  
Other Income (Expense), Net   3,332    (27,046 )  6,230    (27,046 )
Total Other Income (Expense), Net   (524,105 )  4,353,721    (4,856,883 )  3,656,855  
                      
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES   8,258,505    1,994,842    50,548    (5,222,436 )
                      
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   -    -    -    -  
                      
NET INCOME (LOSS)   8,258,505    1,994,842    50,548    (5,222,436 )
Less: Preferred Stock Dividends and Deemed Dividends   (13,997,089 )  -    (20,279,197 )  -  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS  $(5,738,584 ) $1,994,842   $(20,228,649 ) $(5,222,436 )
                      
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share - Basic and Diluted  $(0.13 ) $0.20   $(0.60 ) $(0.59 )
                      
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic   42,725,711    9,969,005    33,738,417    8,844,032  
                      
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted   42,725,711    10,027,934    33,738,417    8,844,032  
                      
                      
   
   
   
EMERALD OIL, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY  
(UNAUDITED)  
   
   Common Stock  Preferred Stock             
   Shares  Amount  Series A - Shares   Series A - Amount   Series B - Shares  Series B - Amount  Additional Paid-in Capital   Accumulated Deficit   Total Stockholders' Equity  
Balance as of December 31, 2012  24,734,643  $24,735  -   $-   -  $-  $180,439,530   $(70,170,180 ) $110,294,085  
Common shares issued for oil and natural gas properties  1,165,015   1,165  -    -   -   -   6,735,770    -    6,736,935  
Stock-based compensation  468,994   469  -    -   -   -   7,162,148    -    7,162,617  
Equity offering  16,585,600   16,585  -    -   -   -   95,961,178    -    95,977,763  
Issuance of Preferred Stock  -   -  500,000    38,552,993   5,114,633   5,000   -    -    -  
Redemption of Preferred Stock  -   -  (350,000 )  (21,620,459 ) -   -   (17,697,007 )  -    (17,697,007 )
Preferred Stock Dividends Paid and Accrued  -   -  -    -   -   -   (2,582,191 )  -    (2,582,191 )
Net income  -   -  -    -   -   -   -    50,548    50,548  
Balance as of September 30, 2013  42,954,252  $42,954  150,000   $16,932,534   5,114,633  $5,000  $270,019,428   $(70,119,632 ) $199,942,750  
                                        
                                                           
 
 
EMERALD OIL, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
 
     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2013  2012  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES              
  Net Income (Loss)  $ 50,548    $ (5,222,436 )
  Adjustments to Reconcile Net Loss to Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities:              
   Depletion of Oil and Natural Gas Properties    11,238,783      7,977,077  
   Impairment of Oil and Natural Gas Properties    -      10,191,234  
   Depreciation and Amortization    94,665      34,559  
   Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs    75,618      1,494,013  
   Accretion of Discount on Asset Retirement Obligations    21,564      10,027  
   Unrealized Loss on Commodity Derivatives    1,224,891      236,646  
   Gain on Sale of Oil and Natural Gas Properties, Net    (8,892,344 )    -  
   Gain on Acquisition of Business    -      (7,213,835 )
   Warrant Revaluation Expense    4,587,000      -  
   Share-Based Compensation Expense    6,538,319      2,770,849  
   Changes in Assets and Liabilities:              
    Decrease (Increase) in Accounts Receivable - Oil and Natural Gas Revenues    7,650,021      (2,967,858 )
    Increase in Accounts Receivable - Joint Interest Partners    (22,095,552 )    -  
    Decrease in Other Receivables    1,061,301      -  
    Increase in Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets    (332,718 )    (89,474 )
    Increase in Other Non-Current Assets    (305,272 )    -  
    Increase in Accounts Payable    1,631,558      998,360  
    Increase (Decrease) in Accrued Expenses    5,537,377      (196,211 )
    Increases in Advances from Joint Interest Partners    1,452,969      -  
    Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities    9,538,728      8,022,951  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES              
  Purchases of Other Property and Equipment    (343,287 )    (65,177 )
  Restricted Cash Received    (21,000,000 )       
  Increase in Deposits for Acquisitions    (2,500,000 )    -  
  Use of (Payments for) Prepaid Drilling Costs    98,565      (282,823 )
  Proceeds from Sale of Oil and Natural Gas Properties, Net of Transaction Costs    134,627,306      -  
  Investment in Oil and Natural Gas Properties    (138,610,383 )    (36,292,015 )
  Net Cash Used For Investing Activities    (27,727,799 )    (36,640,015 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES              
  Proceeds from the Issuance of Common Stock, Net of Transaction Costs    95,977,763      69,852,809  
  Proceeds from Issuance of Preferred Stock and Warrants, Net of Transaction Costs    47,183,994      -  
  Payments on Preferred Stock    (35,000,000 )    -  
  Advances on Revolving Credit Facility and Term Loan    -      33,030,730  
  Payments on Revolving Credit Facility    (23,500,000 )    (18,030,730 )
  Payments on Senior Secured Promissory Notes    -      (15,000,000 )
  Payment of Assumed Debt    -      (20,303,903 )
  Cash Paid for Finance Costs    (237,500 )    (1,576,508 )
  Preferred Stock Dividends and Deemed Dividends    (6,899,657 )    -  
   Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities    77,524,600      47,972,398  
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS    59,335,529      19,355,334  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - BEGINNING OF PERIOD    10,192,379      13,927,267  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD  $ 69,527,908    $ 33,282,601  
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information              
  Cash Paid During the Period for Interest  $ 255,776    $ 1,107,293  
  Cash Paid During the Period for Income Taxes  $ -    $ -  
   Non-Cash Financing and Investing Activities:              
    Oil and Natural Gas Properties Property Included in Accounts Payable  $ 38,646,242    $ 35,936,773  
    Stock-Based Compensation Capitalized to Oil and Natural Gas Properties  $ 624,325    $ 493,085  
    Accretion on Preferred Stock Issuance Discount  $ 8,626,000    $ -  
    Accretion of Preferred Stock Issuance Costs  $ 2,816,006    $ -  
    Accrued Preferred Stock Dividend and Deemed Dividend  $ 1,932,534    $ -  
    Capitalized Asset Retirement Obligations  $ 116,471    $ 112,169  
    Common Stock Issued for Oil and Natural Gas Properties  $ 6,736,935    $ -  
    Non-Cash Business Acquisitions              
     Oil and Natural Gas Properties  $ -    $ 40,787,238  
     Other Property and Equipment  $ -    $ 36,000  
     Other Assets  $ -    $ 75,000  
     Fair Market Value of Common Stock Issued  $ -    $ 13,380,500  
     Debt Assumed  $ -    $ 20,303,903  
                         
                         

Investor Relations Contact:

Emerald Oil, Inc.
Ryan Smith
Vice President of Capital Markets & Strategy
(303) 323-0008
info@emeraldoil.com
www.emeraldoil.com


Source: Marketwired (November 5, 2013 - 4:05 PM EST)

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