Source: ZAZA 8-K Filing
On July 1, 2015, ZaZa Energy Corporation (the “Company” or “ZaZa Energy” ) issued a press release announcing the Company’s estimated total proved reserves at July 1, 2015 (the “Reserves Release”).
The Reserves Release contains certain non-GAAP financial information. The reconciliation of such non-GAAP financial information to GAAP financial measures is included in the Reserves Release. A copy of the Reserves Release is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the related Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.
In an effort to provide investors with additional information to compare the relative size and value of the Company’s reserves as compared to other companies, we disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures in our earnings press releases and other public disclosures. Pre-tax PV10 value is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined by the SEC. The Company believes that the presentation of pre-tax PV10 value is relevant and useful to the Company’s investors because it presents the discounted future net cash flows attributable to the Company’s reserves prior to taking into account corporate future income taxes and the Company’s current tax structure. The Company further believes investors and creditors use pre-tax PV10 value as a basis for comparison of the relative size and value of the Company’s reserves as compared with other companies.
The Standardized Measure is discounted future net cash flows estimated by applying year-end prices to the estimated future production of year-end proved reserves. Future cash inflows are reduced by estimated future production and development costs based on period end costs to determine pre-tax cash inflows. Future income taxes, if applicable, are computed by applying the statutory tax rate to the excess of pre-tax cash inflows over our tax basis in the oil and gas properties. Future net cash inflows after income taxes are discounted using a 10% annual discount rate. PV10 may differ from Standardized Measure because it does not include the effects of income taxes on future net revenues. The effects of income taxes on future net revenue are estimated to be zero for all periods presented, and there is no estimated difference between Standardized Measure and PV10.
The report of Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc., dated June 30, 2015, with respect to the Company’s proved reserves as of July 1, 2015 is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.