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Forestar Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Tremendous changes at Forestar including four key initiatives:

  • Reducing costs across the entire organization
  • Reviewing entire portfolio of assets
  • Reviewing capital structure
  • Reviewing additional disclosures

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) (“Forestar” or the “Company”) today reported a third quarter 2015 net loss of approximately ($164.2) million, or ($4.79) per share outstanding, compared with third quarter 2014 net income of approximately $5.2 million, or $0.12 per share outstanding. Third quarter 2015 results include charges of approximately ($153.9) million, or ($4.48) per share, related to a deferred tax asset valuation allowance, impairment of proved properties and unproved leasehold interests associated with non-core oil and gas assets, and severance related charges. To the extent the Company generates sufficient future taxable income, the Company may utilize the tax deductions represented by the deferred tax asset in future tax returns notwithstanding the valuation allowance. Excluding special items, third quarter 2015 net loss was approximately ($10.3) million, or ($0.31) per share.

   
Third Quarter
2015     2014
 
Net income (loss) per share - as reported ($4.79 ) $0.12
 
Special items per share:
Deferred tax asset valuation allowance 2.88
Proved property impairments - oil & gas 1.24
Unproved leasehold interest impairments - oil & gas 0.30
Severance related charges 0.06  
Total special items per share (after-tax) $4.48 $—
Net income (loss) per share - excluding special items ($0.31 ) $0.12
 

Focusing on Residential Housing Development, Significantly Reducing Costs and Reviewing Alternatives

“Forestar has made tremendous changes at the Board and management levels. We are focused on creating shareholder value through our core residential housing development business. In addition, we are focused on four key initiatives: to significantly reduce costs across our entire business, review our entire portfolio of assets, review our capital structure to match our real estate focus going forward, and review additional disclosures,” said Phil Weber, Chief Executive Officer of Forestar. “We have taken actions to eliminate over $13 million in general administrative and segment operating expenses, representing a 2016 cost reduction of approximately 22% compared to 2015 run rate levels. Going forward, we expect additional cost reductions as we focus on our core residential housing development business.”

Residential Housing Demand Stable, Despite Construction and Permitting Delays

“We continue to see stable market demand for our communities, with over 1,440 lots currently under option contracts with builders, with average residential lot prices up 4% compared with third quarter 2014. Multifamily construction activity continued on four existing projects, with two additional multifamily developments, 360° in Denver and Acklen in Nashville, currently nearing completion and experiencing solid leasing activity. In addition, our two stabilized multifamily projects, Eleven in Austin and Midtown near Dallas, are both nearly 95% leased and generating effective rents above our initial underwriting.”

Forestar manages its operations through three business segments: real estate, oil and gas and other natural resources.

REAL ESTATE

Third Quarter 2015 Significant Highlights (Includes Ventures)

  • Sold 301 developed residential lots for over $76,600 per lot and average gross profit of over $30,500 per lot
  • Sold 220 acres of residential tracts for over $2,800 per acre
  • Sold 4,616 acres of undeveloped land for $2,190 per acre, principally from a 50% joint venture

Segment Financial Results:

     
($ in millions) Q3 2015 Q3 2014 Q2 2015
Segment Revenues $28.0 $32.4 $39.4
Segment Earnings $5.2 $16.0 $15.5
 

Real estate segment earnings declined in third quarter 2015 compared with the prior year principally due to a $7.6 million gain in third quarter 2014 associated with acquisition of our partner's interest in the Eleven multifamily venture, decreased residential lot sales activity and $1.8 million of interest income in third quarter 2014 related to a loan secured by a mixed-use real estate community in Houston. Third quarter 2015 lot sales reflect the impact of construction and inspection delays associated with abnormally wet weather conditions in second quarter 2015. Real estate segment earnings declined in third quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2015 principally due to lower residential lot sales activity.

OIL AND GAS

Third Quarter 2015 Significant Highlights (Includes Ventures)

  • Incurred non-cash impairment charges of approximately ($81) million related to proved properties and unproved leasehold interests, principally in North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, primarily due to the continued decline in oil and gas prices
  • Reduced operating expenses by approximately 36% compared with third quarter 2014
  • Generated over $11 million in proceeds from the sale of approximately 240 net mineral acres in the Bakken/Three Forks and 9,700 net mineral acres in Oklahoma, and 27 gross / 4 net producing wells

Segment Financial Results:

     
($ in millions) Q3 2015 Q3 2014 Q2 2015
Segment Revenues $13.5 $24.1 $16.2
Segment Earnings (Loss) ($86.2) $6.0 ($56.9)
 

“Through the successful execution of our initiatives to significantly reduce costs and capital expenditures, the oil and gas segment generated over $18 million in positive cash flow in third quarter 2015, including $11 million from non-core asset sales, compared with ($4) million in negative cash flow in third quarter 2014. Going forward, our oil and gas segment is positioned to generate positive cash flow at third quarter-end 2015 commodity prices,” concluded Mr. Weber.

Oil and gas segment results decreased in third quarter 2015 compared with third quarter 2014 and second quarter 2015 principally due to non-cash asset impairment charges of ($81) million, of which ($65) million is related to proved properties and ($16) million is related to unproved leasehold interests, principally due to the continued decline in oil and gas prices. Total oil and liquids production increased 18% in third quarter 2015 compared with third quarter 2014, driven by new wells commencing production in the Bakken / Three Forks formations in North Dakota. In addition, total oil and gas segment operating expenses were down approximately 36% in third quarter 2015 compared with third quarter 2014, principally due to lower staffing costs and initiatives to reduce oil and gas operating expenses. Second quarter 2015 oil and gas segment results include approximately ($57) million in non-cash charges principally related to impairment of proved properties and unproved leasehold interests and exploratory dry hole costs.

OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

Third Quarter 2015 Significant Highlights (Includes Ventures)

  • Sold over 60,000 tons of fiber for $12.41 per ton
  • 97,000 acres under lease for recreational purposes at $8.93 per acre

Segment Financial Results:

     
($ in millions) Q3 2015 Q3 2014 Q2 2015
Segment Revenues $1.7 $2.3 $1.9
Segment Earnings (Loss) ($0.1) $0.7 ($0.0)
 

Third quarter 2015 other natural resources segment results decreased compared with prior year principally due to lower fiber sales and almost $0.4 million in earnings in third quarter 2014 associated with a groundwater reservation agreement and gain on sale of water rights related to a real estate project in Colorado. Third quarter 2015 other natural resources segment results decreased compared with second quarter 2015 principally due to lower fiber pricing.

OUTLOOK

Forestar Target Residential Housing Markets Supported by Favorable Fundamentals

“Residential real estate market conditions continue to reflect relatively stable supply and demand fundamentals in our target markets. Despite a slowdown in job growth in Houston, lower housing and finished lot inventories are driving steady demand for our communities which are principally focused on first and second move-up markets, the largest segments of the new home construction market. With stable market demand for our communities and over 1,440 lots currently under option contracts with builders, the company anticipates lot sales in 2015 to be in the range of 1,400 - 1,600 lots.”

“Multifamily market conditions remain solid in our target markets, and our Midtown Cedar Hill multifamily project near Dallas is currently under contract and expected to close by year-end. Going forward, we will continue to strategically invest in multifamily development opportunities, principally located in urban core and other strong sub-markets where the company can achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns.”

Significantly Lower Costs and Focus on Core Residential Housing Development Business

“We are focused on executing our core residential housing development business. In addition, we have restructured our oil and gas business by significantly lowering operating expenses and reducing capital expenditures to generate positive cash flow at third quarter-end 2015 commodity pricing. We are also evaluating our entire portfolio of assets and expect to further reduce corporate and other segment operating expenses as we align the company’s cost structure with our core real estate businesses to maximize long-term shareholder value,” said Mr. Weber.

Chief Real Estate Officer Planning 2016 Retirement

The Company also announced today that Bruce Dickson, Chief Real Estate Officer, plans to retire on March 31, 2016. “We thank Bruce for his outstanding leadership of our real estate segment since 2011, and for his many other contributions to Forestar. We wish Bruce the very best following his retirement next year,” concluded Mr. Weber.

The Company will host a conference call on November 4, 2015 at 10:00 am ET to discuss results of third quarter 2015. The meeting may be accessed through webcast or by conference call. The webcast may be accessed through Forestar’s Internet site at www.forestargroup.com. To access the conference call, listeners calling from North America should dial 1-855-546-9555 at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Those wishing to access the call from outside North America should dial 1-412-455-6094. The password is Forestar. Replays of the call will be available for two weeks following the completion of the live call and can be accessed at 1-855-859-2056 in North America and at 1-404-537-3406 outside North America. The password for the replay is 56791336.

About Forestar Group

Forestar Group Inc. operates in three business segments: real estate, oil and gas and other natural resources. At third quarter-end 2015, the real estate segment owns directly or through ventures 106,000 acres of real estate located in 12 states and 15 markets in the U.S. The real estate segment has 11 real estate projects representing approximately 24,400 acres currently in the entitlement process, and 80 entitled, developed and under development projects in 11 states and 14 markets encompassing 10,700 acres, comprised of 17,400 planned residential lots and approximately 1,900 commercial acres. The oil and gas segment includes approximately 914,000 net acres of oil and gas mineral interests, with approximately 590,000 acres of fee ownership located principally in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama, and approximately 324,000 net acres of leasehold interests principally located in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas. These leasehold interests include about 9,000 net mineral acres in the core of the prolific Bakken and Three Forks formations. The other natural resources segment includes sale of wood fiber and management of our recreational leases, and approximately 1.5 million acres of groundwater resources, including a 45% nonparticipating royalty interest in groundwater rights on approximately 1.4 million surface acres in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama and groundwater production from leases on about 20,000 surface acres in central Texas. Forestar’s address on the World Wide Web is www.forestargroup.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “target,” “forecast,” and other words and terms of similar meaning. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risk and uncertainties. We note that a variety of factors and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: general economic, market, or business conditions; changes in commodity prices; opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to us and that we may pursue; fluctuations in costs and expenses including development costs; demand for new housing, including impacts from mortgage credit rates or availability; lengthy and uncertain entitlement processes; cyclicality of our businesses; accuracy of accounting assumptions; competitive actions by other companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. Except as required by law, we expressly disclaim any obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements contained in this news release to reflect the occurrence of events after the date of this news release.

       

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

(UNAUDITED)

Business Segments

 
Third Quarter First Nine Months
2015     2014 2015     2014
(In thousands)
Revenues:
Real estate $ 27,957 $ 32,445 $ 100,196 $ 153,098
Oil and gas 13,485 24,145 42,835 66,076
Other natural resources 1,726   2,250   5,372   7,284  
Total revenues $ 43,168   $ 58,840   $ 148,403   $ 226,458  
Segment earnings (loss):
Real estate $ 5,154 $ 15,987 $ 29,747 $ 66,859
Oil and gas (86,192 ) 6,002 (146,000 ) 16,331
Other natural resources (77 ) 669   (511 ) 2,220  
Total segment earnings (loss) (81,115 ) 22,658 (116,764 ) 85,410
Items not allocated to segments:
General and administrative expense (8,343 ) (5,190 ) (19,540 ) (15,924 )
Share-based and long-term incentive compensation expense (2,245 ) (991 ) (5,726 ) (4,523 )
Interest expense (8,315 ) (8,634 ) (25,851 ) (21,507 )
Other corporate non-operating income 38   139   133   391  
Income (loss) before taxes (99,980 ) 7,982 (167,748 ) 43,847
Income tax (expense) benefit (a) (64,236 ) (2,755 ) (39,133 ) (15,464 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Forestar Group Inc. $ (164,216 ) $ 5,227   $ (206,881 ) $ 28,383  
 
Net income (loss) per common share:
Diluted $ (4.79 ) $ 0.12 $ (6.04 ) $ 0.65
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding (in millions):
Diluted (b) 34.3 43.9 34.2 43.8
   
Third Quarter
Supplemental Financial Information: 2015     2014
(In thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents $ 92,640 $ 170,606
 
Senior secured notes 250,000 250,000
Convertible senior notes, net of discount 105,672 102,368
Tangible equity unit notes, net of discount 10,899 19,192
Other debt (c) 68,724   57,735
Total debt $ 435,295   $ 429,295
Net debt $ 342,655   $ 258,689
 

(a) Income tax provision for third quarter 2015 was ($64.2) million which includes a ($98.9) million valuation allowance for our deferred tax asset and is net of an income tax benefit of $34.7 million associated with our third quarter 2015 pre-tax losses.

(b) Weighted average diluted shares outstanding during third quarter and first nine months 2015 exclude 7.9 million shares associated with tangible equity units issued during fourth quarter 2013. The actual number of shares to be issued in December 2016 will be between 6.5 million - 7.9 million shares based on the market value of our stock. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding during third quarter and first nine months 2014 includes 7.9 million shares associated with tangible equity units issued during fourth quarter 2013.

(c) Other debt for third quarter-end 2015 consists principally of $48.1 million in senior secured loans for two multifamily properties, and excludes unconsolidated venture debt and outstanding letters of credit of approximately $144.0 million and $16.2 million, respectively.

 
       

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

REAL ESTATE SEGMENT

PERFORMANCE METRICS

 

Third Quarter

First Nine Months

2015

 

2014

2015

 

2014

REAL ESTATE

Owned, Consolidated & Equity Method Ventures:

Residential Lots Sold 301 323 1,109 1,834
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 76,623 $ 73,653 $ 75,019 $ 54,354
Commercial Acres Sold 3 4 56 7
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ 28,037 $ 589,203 $ 216,997 $ 369,874
Undeveloped Acres Sold 4,616 637 6,595 13,174
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 2,190 $ 3,179 $ 2,411 $ 2,249

Owned & Consolidated Ventures:

Residential Lots Sold 186 286 699 1,603
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 76,232 $ 72,352 $ 73,287 $ 52,052
Commercial Acres Sold 3 27 3
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ 28,037 $ $ 109,802 $ 96,774
Undeveloped Acres Sold 744 637 2,378 12,916
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 2,900 $ 3,179 $ 2,911 $ 2,248

Ventures Accounted For Using the Equity Method:

Residential Lots Sold 115 37 410 231
Revenue per Lot Sold $ 77,256 $ 83,711 $ 77,973 $ 70,325
Commercial Acres Sold 4 29 4
Revenue per Commercial Acre Sold $ $ 589,203 $ 311,995 $ 589,203
Undeveloped Acres Sold 3,872 4,217 258
Revenue per Acre Sold $ 2,053 $ $ 2,129 $ 2,306
 

THIRD QUARTER 2015

REAL ESTATE PIPELINE

Real Estate     Entitled Acres    

Developed &

Under Development

Acres

   

Total Acres (a)

Residential
Owned 6,902 653
Ventures 1,075 157 8,787
Commercial
Owned 1,065 525
Ventures 210 103 1,903
Total Acres 9,252 1,438 10,690
 
Estimated Residential Lots 14,930 2,437 17,367
 

(a) Excludes acres associated with commercial and income producing properties, 70,769 undeveloped timberland acres and 24,430 acres in the entitlement process.

 
 

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

PROJECTS IN ENTITLEMENT

 

         A summary of our real estate projects in the entitlement process (a) at third quarter-end 2015 follows:

     

Project

County Market Project Acres (b)
California
Hidden Creek Estates Los Angeles Los Angeles 700
Terrace at Hidden Hills Los Angeles Los Angeles 30
 
Georgia
Ball Ground Cherokee Atlanta 500
Crossing Coweta Atlanta 230
Fincher Road Cherokee Atlanta 3,890
Garland Mountain Cherokee/Bartow Atlanta 350
Martin’s Bridge Banks Atlanta 970
Mill Creek Coweta Atlanta 770
Wolf Creek Carroll/Douglas Atlanta 12,230
Yellow Creek Cherokee Atlanta 1,060
 
Texas
Lake Houston Harris/Liberty Houston 3,700
Total 24,430
 
 

(a) A project is deemed to be in the entitlement process when customary steps necessary for the preparation of an application for governmental land-use approvals, like conducting pre-application meetings or similar discussions with governmental officials, have commenced, or an application has been filed. Projects listed may have significant steps remaining, and there is no assurance that entitlements ultimately will be received.

(b) Project acres, which are the total for the project regardless of our ownership interest, are approximate. The actual number of acres entitled may vary.

 

FORESTAR GROUP INC.
REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

A summary of activity within our projects in the development process, which includes entitled (a), developed and under development real estate projects, at third quarter-end 2015 follows:

               
Residential Lots (c) Commercial Acres (d)

Project

County

Interest

Owned (b)

Lots Sold

Since

Inception

    Lots

Remaining

Acres

Sold

Since

Inception

   

Acres

Remaining (e)

Projects we own

California

San Joaquin River Contra Costa/

Sacramento

100 % 288

Colorado

Buffalo Highlands Weld 100 % 164
Johnstown Farms Weld 100 % 281 313 2 3
Pinery West Douglas 100 % 86 20 106
Stonebraker Weld 100 % 603

Georgia

Seven Hills Paulding 100 % 843 240 26 113
The Villages at Burt Creek Dawson 100 % 1,715 57
West Oaks Cobb 100 % 57
Other projects (17) Various 100 % 245 2,258 695

North & South Carolina

Habersham York 100 % 20 167
Walden Mecklenburg 100 % 387

Tennessee

Beckwith Crossing Wilson 100 % 99
Morgan Farms Williamson 100 % 86 87
Scales Williamson 100 % 87
Weatherford Estates Williamson 100 % 17

Texas

Arrowhead Ranch Hays 100 % 381 11
Bar C Ranch Tarrant 100 % 366 739
Barrington Kingwood Harris 100 % 170 10
Cibolo Canyons Bexar 100 % 954 815 130 56
Harbor Lakes Hood 100 % 231 21
Hunter’s Crossing Bastrop 100 % 510 54 49
Imperial Forest Harris 100 % 428
La Conterra Williamson 100 % 202 3 55
Lakes of Prosper Collin 100 % 151 136 4
Lantana Denton 100 % 1,220 544 14
Maxwell Creek Collin 100 % 941 60 10
Oak Creek Estates Comal 100 % 273 281 13
Parkside Collin 100 % 8 192
River's Edge Denton 100 % 202
Stoney Creek Dallas 100 % 231 477
Summer Creek Ranch Tarrant 100 % 983 268 35 44
Summer Lakes Fort Bend 100 % 675 394 56
               
Residential Lots (c) Commercial Acres (d)

Project

County Interest
Owned (b)
Lots Sold

Since

Inception

    Lots

Remaining

Acres

Sold

Since

Inception

    Acres

Remaining (e)

Summer Park Fort Bend 100 % 69 130 28 68
The Colony Bastrop 100 % 455 1,430 22 31
The Preserve at Pecan Creek Denton 100 % 587 195 7
Village Park Collin 100 % 567 3 2
Westside at Buttercup Creek Williamson 100 % 1,496 1 66
Other projects (7) Various 100 % 1,566 20 135 5

Other

Other projects (2) Various 100 % 543   320    
13,759   13,217   642   1,590
Projects in entities we consolidate

Texas

City Park Harris 75 % 1,311 504 52 113
Timber Creek Collin 88 % 601
Willow Creek Farms II Waller/Fort Bend 90 % 90 175
Other projects (2) Various Various 10   198     18
1,411   1,478   52   131
Total owned and consolidated 15,170   14,695   694   1,721
Projects in ventures that we account for using the equity method

Texas

Entrada Travis 50 % 821
Fannin Farms West Tarrant 50 % 324
Harper’s Preserve Montgomery 50 % 513 1,215 30 49
Lantana - Rayzor Ranch Denton 25 % 1,163 50
Long Meadow Farms Fort Bend 38 % 1,514 290 187 118
Southern Trails Brazoria 80 % 870 126 1
Stonewall Estates Bexar 50 % 363 27
Other projects (7) Various Various   193     15
Total in ventures 4,747   2,672   268   182
Combined total 19,917   17,367   962   1,903
 

(a) A project is deemed entitled when all major discretionary governmental land-use approvals have been received. Some projects may require additional permits and/or non-governmental authorizations for development.

(b) Interest owned reflects our net equity interest in the project, whether owned directly or indirectly. There are some projects that have multiple ownership structures within them. Accordingly, portions of these projects may appear as owned, consolidated or accounted for using the equity method.

(c) Lots are for the total project, regardless of our ownership interest. Lots remaining represent vacant developed lots, lots under development and future planned lots and are subject to change based on business plan revisions.

(d) Commercial acres are for the total project, regardless of our ownership interest, and are net developable acres, which may be fewer than the gross acres available in the project.

(e) Excludes acres associated with commercial and income producing properties.

 

A summary of our significant commercial and multifamily properties at third quarter-end 2015 follows:

                   
Project Market Interest

Owned (a)

Type Acres Description
Radisson Hotel Austin 100 % Hotel 2 413 guest rooms and suites
Dillon (b) Charlotte 100 % Multifamily 3 379-unit luxury apartment
Eleven Austin 100 % Multifamily 3 257-unit luxury apartment
Midtown Dallas 100 % Multifamily 13 354-unit luxury apartment
Music Row (b) Nashville 100 % Multifamily 1 230-unit luxury apartment
Elan 99 (b) Houston 90 % Multifamily 17 360-unit luxury apartment
Acklen (b) Nashville 30 % Multifamily 4 320-unit luxury apartment
HiLine (b) Denver 25 % Multifamily 18 385-unit luxury apartment
360° (b) Denver 20 % Multifamily 4 304-unit luxury apartment
 
(a) Interest owned reflects our total interest in the project, whether owned directly or indirectly.
(b) Construction in progress.
       

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

OIL AND GAS SEGMENT

PERFORMANCE METRICS

 
Third Quarter First Nine Months
2015   2014 2015   2014
Leasing Activity from Owned Mineral Interests
Acres Leased 1,720 744 3,343 3,865
Average Bonus / Acre $ 291 $ 205 $ 298 $ 320
Delay Rentals Received $ 98,000 $ $ 182,000 $ 14,000
Oil & Gas Production

Royalty Interests (a)

Gross Wells (at end of the period) 533 547 533 547
Oil Production (Barrels) (b) 31,800 32,900 102,600 96,000
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 45.92 $ 91.08 $ 47.81 $ 89.34
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 258.3 273.5 775.3 792.0
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 2.45 $ 4.35 $ 2.82 $ 4.18
BOE Production (c) 74,800 78,500 231,800 228,000
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 27.94 $ 53.30 $ 30.60 $ 52.15

Working Interests

Gross Wells (at end of the period) 413 447 413 447
Oil Production (Barrels) (b) 277,500 229,100 789,500 575,300
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 36.87 $ 83.17 $ 41.23 $ 87.74
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 293.5 226.2 855.9 654.1
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 2.20 $ 4.12 $ 2.60 $ 4.59
BOE Production (c) 326,400 266,900 932,100 684,400
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 33.32 $ 74.91 $ 37.31 $ 78.15

Total Oil & Gas Interests

Gross Wells (d) (at end of the period) 914 961 914 961
Oil Production (Barrels) (b) 309,300 262,000 892,100 671,300
Average Oil Price ($ / Barrel) $ 37.80 $ 84.16 $ 41.98 $ 87.97
Natural Gas Production (MMcf) 551.8 499.7 1,631.2 1,446.1
Average Natural Gas Price ($ / Mcf) $ 2.31 $ 4.24 $ 2.71 $ 4.37
BOE Production (c) 401,200 345,400 1,163,900 912,400
Average Price ($ / BOE) $ 32.32 $ 70.00 $ 35.97 $ 71.65
Average Daily Production

BOE per Day

Royalty Interests 813 853 849 835
Working Interests 3,548   2,901   3,414   2,507
Total 4,361 3,754 4,263 3,342

Working Interests BOE per Day

North Dakota 2,589 1,664 2,318 1,347
Kansas/Nebraska 476 707 563 610
Texas, Louisiana and Other 483   530   533   550
Total 3,548 2,901 3,414 2,507
 

(a) Includes our share of venture activity of which we own a 50% interest. Our share of natural gas production was 46.8 MMcf and 129.2 MMcf in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 and 49.1 MMcf and 152.3 MMcf in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014.

(b) Oil production includes natural gas liquids (NGLs).

(c) BOE – Barrels of oil equivalent (converting natural gas to oil at 6 Mcfe / Bbl).

(d) Represent wells in which we own a royalty or working interest in a producing well. Includes wells operated by third-party lessees/operators. Excludes 31 and 33 working interest wells at third quarter-end 2015 and third quarter-end 2014, as we also own a royalty interest in these wells.

 
       

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

OIL AND GAS SEGMENT

 
Third Quarter First Nine Months
2015   2014 2015   2014
Well Activity

Mineral Interests Owned (a)

Net Acres Held By Production 36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000
Productive Gross Wells 532 547 532 547

Mineral Interests Leased

Net Acres Held By Production (b) 45,000 46,000 45,000 46,000
Gross Wells Drilled 7 31 38 97
Productive Gross Wells (c) 382 414 382 414

Total Well Activity

Net Acres Held By Production 81,000 82,000 81,000 82,000
Gross Wells Drilled 7 31 38 97
Productive Gross Wells 914 961 914 961
 

(a) Represent wells in which we own a royalty or working interest in a producing well. Includes wells operated by third-party lessees/operators.

(b) Excludes approximately 8,000 net acres in which we have an overriding royalty interest.

(c) Excludes approximately 1,200 wells in which we have an overriding royalty, and 31 and 33 working interest wells at third quarter-end 2015 and third quarter-end 2014, as we also own a royalty interest in these wells.

 
       

FORESTAR GROUP INC.

OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES SEGMENT

PERFORMANCE METRICS

 
Third Quarter First Nine Months
2015   2014 2015   2014
Fiber Sales
Pulpwood tons sold 45,600 71,500 109,100 157,900
Average pulpwood price per ton $ 9.89 $ 11.18 $ 9.41 $ 11.00
Sawtimber tons sold 14,400 21,500 53,800 100,000
Average sawtimber price per ton $ 20.41 $ 21.31 $ 21.22 $ 22.38
 
Total tons sold 60,000 93,000 162,900 257,900
Average stumpage price per ton (a) $ 12.41 $ 13.52 $ 13.31 $ 15.41
 
Recreational Activity
Average recreational acres leased 97,000 107,800 99,900 111,400
Average price per leased acre $ 8.93 $ 8.66 $ 9.18 $ 9.17
 

(a) Average stumpage price per ton is based on gross revenues less cut and haul costs.

 

FORESTAR GROUP INC.
CALCULATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(UNAUDITED)

In our third quarter and first nine months 2015 earnings release and conference call presentation materials furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K on November 4, 2015, we used certain non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP financial statements and the accompanying reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, may provide a more complete understanding of our business. We strongly encourage investors to review our consolidated financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

The following table shows a reconciliation of net income before special items and earnings per share excluding special items to net income and earnings per share (the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP). Net income excluding special items and earnings per share excluding special items are useful to evaluate the performance of the company because it excludes non-recurring non-cash impairments and other costs, which management believes are not indicative of the ongoing operating results of the business. A reconciliation of net income and earnings per share excluding special items to net income and earnings per share as computed under GAAP is illustrated below:

       
Third Quarter First Nine Months
2015   2014 2015   2014
(In millions, except share data)
 
Net income (loss) - as reported ($164.2 ) $5.2 ($206.9 ) $28.4
Net income (loss) per share - as reported ($4.79 ) $0.12 ($6.04 ) $0.65
 
Special items:
Deferred tax asset valuation allowance 98.9 98.9
Proved property impairments - oil & gas 42.5 58.8
Unproved leasehold interest impairments - oil & gas 10.3 23.8
Exploratory dry hole expense and other charges 6.9
Severance related charges 2.2     2.2  
Total special items (after-tax) $153.9 $— $190.6 $—
Total special items per share (after-tax) $4.48 $— $5.57 $—
 
Net income (loss) - excluding special items ($10.3 ) $5.2 ($16.3 ) $28.4
Net Income (loss) per share - excluding special items ($0.31 ) $0.12 ($0.47 ) $0.65

Forestar Group Inc.
Anna E. Torma, 512-433-5312


Source: Business Wire (November 4, 2015 - 6:00 AM EST)

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