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Harvest Natural Resources Announces 2015 Third Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) (Harvest or the Company) today announced 2015 third quarter earnings and provided an operational update.

Harvest reported  third quarter net income of approximately $5.7 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $4.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the same period last year.  The third quarter results include non-cash income from (i) the change in the fair value of the warrant (the CT Warrants) issued to CT Energy Holding SRL (CT Energy) of $10.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, (ii) the change in the fair value of derivative assets and liabilities of $2.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, (iii) a loss from the conversion of debt of $1.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, and (iv) a charge related to the impairment of inventory of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share.  Adjusted for these non-cash items, Harvest would have posted a third quarter net loss of approximately $4.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, before any adjustment for income taxes.

The loss on conversion of debt is the result of the difference between (i) the September 14, 2015 fair value of the $7.0 million 9.0% convertible note (the 9% Note) issued to CT Energy with embedded derivatives of $11.1 million, plus the accrued interest and amortized debt discount of $0.2 million less (ii) the value of the 8,667,597 shares issued to CT Energy upon conversion of the 9% Note at the September 15, 2015 closing price of $1.52 per share, or $13.2 million.  The amount is recognized as a non-cash pre-tax loss of $1.9 million during the third quarter of 2015.

It should be noted, the warrant and notes and the resulting fluctuation of derivative liabilities are associated with the CT Energy strategic transaction.

Petrodelta generated $128.6 million in revenue during the third quarter before deductions for royalties, compared to $324.3 million for the same period in 2014.  The average price of crude oil sold by Petrodelta during the third quarter was $35.35 per barrel, compared to $84.17 per barrel for the same period during 2014.  Petrodelta reported a third quarter operating loss before taxes and non-operating items of $187.2 million, compared to operating income before taxes and non-operating items of $80.3 million for the third quarter of 2014.  Petrodelta posted a net loss of $165.8 million during the third quarter, compared to net income of $73.4 million for the same period in 2014.  The Petrodelta financial results are prepared and presented under IFRS and the exchange rate of 6.3 Venezuelan Bolivars (Bolivar) to one US dollar was applied to the Bolivar denominated based expenditures.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2015 include:

Venezuela        

  • During the third quarter of 2015, Petrodelta drilled and completed five development wells and sold approximately 3.59 million barrels of oil (MMBO) for a daily average of approximately 39,042 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), a decrease of 6% over the same period in 2014.
  • Petrodelta's current production rate is approximately 47.0 thousand barrels of oil per day (MBOPD) and the 2015 expected average production rate is 40,200 BOPD, with 2015 capital expenditures currently projected at $396 million.

Gabon

  • Operational activities during the period included continued evaluation of exploration and development plans, based on the 3D seismic data acquired in late 2013 and processed during 2014.
  • Harvest engaged a third party to undertake a fixed-price, geophysical site survey over multiple potential well locations in the Dussafu block, which completed in August 2015.
  • Subsequently, Harvest has conducted a tender for a jack-up drilling rig to drill a well in the second quarter of 2016.
  • The Company is engaged in a process with the objective to farm down some of its 66.667% working interest in the Dussafu block.

Corporate

  • At our annual shareholder meeting on September 9, 2015, Harvest stockholders approved all proposals relating to the CT Energy transaction.
  • On September 15, 2015, CT Energy converted the 9% Note and accrued interest into 8,667,597 shares of Harvest stock. After the conversion, CT Energy owns approximately 16.6% of our outstanding shares.
  • With the conversion of the 9% Note, the Series C Preferred shares were redeemed.

VENEZUELA 

During the three months ended September 30, 2015, Petrodelta sold approximately 3.59 MMBO for a daily average of 39,042 BOPD, a decrease of 6% over the same period in 2014, and 3% higher than the previous quarter.  Petrodelta sold 1.05 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas for a daily average of 11.5 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD), an increase of 43% over the same period in 2014 and a decrease of 6% over the previous quarter.  Petrodelta's current production rate is approximately 47.0 MBOPD.

During the third quarter of 2015, Petrodelta drilled and completed five development wells.  Currently, Petrodelta is operating five drilling rigs and one workover rig and continues with infrastructure enhancement projects in the El Salto and Temblador fields.

Petrodelta's production target for 2015 is projected to be approximately 40,200 BOPD.  The 2015 Petrodelta capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $396 million.  Petrodelta expects to drill 18 oil wells during 2015.

EXPLORATION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Dussafu Project - Gabon (Dussafu PSC)

Operational activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2015, included continued evaluation of exploration and development plans, based on the 3D seismic data acquired in late 2013 and processed during 2014.  Harvest and its joint venture partner engaged a third party to undertake a fixed-price, geophysical site survey over multiple potential well locations in the Dussafu block, which was completed in August 2015.  The survey was a prerequisite for siting mobile drilling units and other installations required for continuing exploration and development activities over the license.  The survey provided information about the seabed and shallow geological conditions, essential for the safe siting and operation of these installations. Subsequently, Harvest conducted a tender for a jack-up drilling rig to drill a well in the second quarter of 2016.

Harvest is engaged in a process with the objective to farm down some of its 66.667% working interest in the block and drill an exploration well on a significant prospect identified on 3D seismic with expected multiple pay zones in the Gamba and Dentale formations, which are oil-bearing sands in the four discoveries on the Dussafu block as well as on the adjacent Etame block.   

Corporate

On September 9, 2015, Harvest stockholders approved, among other proposals, 1) the issuance of shares related to the CT Energy transaction under New York Stock Exchange shareholder approval requirements and Delaware law, and 2) an amendment to Harvest's certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of our common stock from 80,000,000 to 150,000,000, in part to have sufficient shares to issue upon the conversion of the 9.0% Note and the exercise of CT Energy Warrant.

On September 15, 2015, CT Energy converted the entire principal amount of the 9.0% Note and accrued interest into 8,667,597 shares of Harvest common stock at a conversion price of $0.82 per share.  Immediately after the conversion, CT Energy owned approximately 16.6% of Harvest's outstanding common stock.  The Company's Series C Preferred stock was redeemed upon the conversion of the 9% Note.    

Conference Call

Harvest will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CST on Monday, November 9, 2015, during which management will discuss Harvest's 2015 third quarter results.  The conference leader will be James A. Edmiston, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.  To access the conference call, dial 719-325-4940 or 877-795-3599 five to ten minutes prior to the start time.  At that time you will be asked to provide the conference number, which is 5614546.  A recording of the conference call will also be available for replay at 719-457-0820 or 888-203-1112, passcode 5614546, through November 13, 2015.

The conference call will also be transmitted over the internet through the Company's website at www.harvestnr.com.  To listen to the live webcast, enter the website fifteen minutes before the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning shortly after the call and will remain on our website for approximately 90 days.

About Harvest Natural Resources

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an independent energy company with principal operations in Venezuela and Gabon.  For more information visit the Company's website at www.harvestnr.com.

CONTACT:

Stephen C. Haynes
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(281) 899-5716

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain projections and other 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. They include estimates and timing of expected oil and gas production, oil and gas reserve projections of future oil pricing, future expenses, planned capital expenditures, anticipated cash flow and our business strategy.  All statements other than statements of historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements.  Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct.  Actual results may differ materially from Harvest's expectations as a result of factors discussed in Harvest's 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other public filings.

Harvest may use certain terms such as resource base, contingent resources, prospective resources, probable reserves, possible reserves, non-proved reserves or other descriptions of volumes of reserves.  These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly, are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized by the Company.

 

HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except per share data) 

















September 30,


December 31,



2015


2014



(Unaudited)




ASSETS







CURRENT ASSETS:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

11,802


$

6,585

Restricted cash





25

Accounts receivable, net



2,121



339

Deferred income tax assets



118



53

Prepaid expenses and other



890



353

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS



14,931



7,355

INVESTMENT IN AFFILIATE



164,700



164,700

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:







Oil and gas properties (successful efforts method)



54,455



54,290

Other administrative property, net



311



217

TOTAL PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET



54,766



54,507

EMBEDDED DERIVATIVE ASSET



3,481



OTHER ASSETS



693



1,484

TOTAL ASSETS


$

238,571


$

228,046

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY







CURRENT LIABILITIES:







Accounts payable, trade and other


$

637


$

1,697

Accrued expenses



4,804



4,617

Accrued interest



959



97

Current deferred tax liabilities



109



45

Notes payable to noncontrolling interest owners





13,709

Other current liabilities



169



133

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES



6,678



20,298

LONG-TERM DEBT



106



LONG-TERM DEFERRED TAX LIABILITIES



15,691



14,655

WARRANT DERIVATIVE LIABILITY



27,613



OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES



503



215

TOTAL LIABILITIES



50,591



35,168

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES 







EQUITY







STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:







Preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized 5,000 shares; issued and outstanding, none





Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; shares authorized 150,000 (2015) and 80,000 (2014); shares  issued (2015 - 57,987;  2014 - 49,320); shares outstanding  (2015 - 51,415; 2014 - 42,748)



580



493

Additional paid-in capital



301,467



280,757

Accumulated deficit



(126,538)



(101,208)

Treasury stock, at cost, 6,572 shares (2015 and  2014)



(66,316)



(66,316)

TOTAL HARVEST STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



109,193



113,726

NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS



78,787



79,152

TOTAL EQUITY



187,980



192,878

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY


$

238,571


$

228,046

 

 

HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(in thousands, except per share data) 
















Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,



2015


2014


2015


2014




EXPENSES:













Depreciation and amortization


$

27


$

34


$

83


$

168

Exploration expense



831



1,065



3,338



4,546

Impairment expense - unproved property costs



540





540



7,610

General and administrative



5,369



3,878



15,044



15,082




6,767



4,977



19,005



27,406

LOSS FROM OPERATIONS



(6,767)



(4,977)



(19,005)



(27,406)

OTHER NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE):













Loss on the sale of interest in Harvest Holding





(59)





(1,416)

Gain on sale of oil and gas properties





2,865





2,865

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities



9,982





12,400



Change in fair value of derivative assets and liabilities



2,727





3,284



Interest expense



(1,058)



(25)



(1,909)



(87)

Loss on debt conversion



(1,890)





(1,890)



Loss on issuance of debt







(20,402)



Loss on extinguishment of  long-term debt









(4,749)

Foreign currency transaction gains 



91



285



171



75

Other non-operating income (expense)



482



1



482



(215)




10,335



3,067



(7,863)



(3,527)

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES



3,568



(1,910)



(26,868)



(30,933)

INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)



(1,850)



2,361



(630)



1,319

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE EARNINGS FROM INVESTMENT AFFILIATE



5,418



(4,271)



(26,238)



(32,252)

EARNINGS FROM INVESTMENT AFFILIATE









34,949

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS



5,418



(4,271)



(26,238)



2,697

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS





(142)





(503)

NET INCOME (LOSS)



5,418



(4,413)



(26,238)



2,194

LESS: NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS



(294)



(273)



(908)



15,993

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO HARVEST AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)


$

5,712


$

(4,140)


$

(25,330)


$

(13,799)

BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:













Income (loss) from continuing operations


$

0.13


$

(0.10)


$

(0.59)


$

(0.32)

Discontinued operations









(0.01)

Basic income (loss) per share


$

0.13


$

(0.10)


$

(0.59)


$

(0.33)

DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:













Income (loss) from continuing operations


$

0.13


$

(0.10)


$

(0.59)


$

(0.32)

Discontinued operations









(0.01)

Diluted income (loss) per share


$

0.13


$

(0.10)


$

(0.59)


$

(0.33)








































WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:













Basic



44,077



42,032



43,139



41,925

Diluted



44,077



42,032



43,139



41,925

 

 

HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES 

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands) 








Nine Months Ended September 30,


2015


2014

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:






Net income (loss)

$

(26,238)


$

2,194

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization


83



168

Impairment expense - unproved property costs


540



7,610

Amortization of debt financing costs


283



Accretion of discount on debt


116



Loss on debt issuance


20,402



Allowance for long-term receivable


550



Loss on the sale of interest in Harvest Holding




1,416

Gain on sale of oil and gas properties




(2,865)

Loss on debt conversion


1,890



Foreign currency transaction loss




1,586

Loss on extinguishment of  long-term debt




4,749

Earnings from investment affiliate




(34,949)

Share-based compensation-related charges


1,466



2,131

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities


(12,400)



Deferred income tax expense


1,035



1,503

Change in fair value of derivative assets and liabilities


(3,284)



Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


(1,782)



1,292

Prepaid expenses and other


(537)



(61)

Other assets


(17)



29

Accounts payable


(1,060)



(3,425)

Accrued expenses


(233)



(12,318)

Accrued interest


1,041



(283)

Other current liabilities


36



(291)

Other long-term liabilities


288



(2,439)

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES


(17,821)



(33,953)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:






Transaction costs from the sale of interest in Harvest Holding




(3,660)

Net proceeds from sale of oil and gas properties




2,865

Additions of property and equipment, net


(499)



(603)

Advances to investment affiliate, net




(397)

Decrease in restricted cash




123

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES


(499)



(1,672)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:






Debt repayment


(8,900)



(79,750)

Debt extinguishment costs




(760)

Gross proceeds from issuance of debt and warrant


33,500



Proceeds from issuance of note payable to noncontrolling interest owner  




2,000

Proceeds from issuance of common stock 




1,353

Contributions from noncontrolling interest owners


543



953

Treasury stock purchases




(94)

Financing costs


(1,606)



(24)

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES


23,537



(76,322)

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


5,217



(111,947)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD


6,585



120,897

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

$

11,802


$

8,950

 

 

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SOURCE Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.


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