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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2021

 

 

 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36120   80-0162034
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification Number)

 

1615 Wynkoop Street

Denver, Colorado 80202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code  (303) 357-7310

 

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class  

Trading Symbol(s)

  Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 Per Share   AR   New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company  ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition

 

On April 28, 2021, Antero Resources Corporation issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein, announcing its financial and operational results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

 

The information in this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and 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 liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)       Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

Description 

99.1 Antero Resources Corporation press release dated April 28, 2021.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
   
  By: /s/ Glen C. Warren, Jr.
    Glen C. Warren, Jr.
    President and Chief Financial Officer

 

Dated: April 28, 2021

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Antero Resources Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial and Operational Results

 

Denver, Colorado, April 28, 2021—Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) (“Antero Resources”, “Antero”, or the “Company”) today announced its first quarter 2021 financial and operational results. The relevant consolidated financial statements are included in Antero Resource’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

 

First Quarter 2021 Highlights Include:

 

·Net production averaged 3,322 MMcfe/d, including 170,000 Bbl/d of liquids

·Realized natural gas equivalent price averaged $4.03 per Mcfe, a $1.34 per Mcfe premium to NYMEX pricing

oRealized C3+ NGL prices averaged $40.72 per barrel, or 70% of WTI, a 91% increase from the year ago period

·Net loss was $15 million; Adjusted Net Income was $183 million (Non-GAAP)

·Adjusted EBITDAX was $519 million (Non-GAAP); net cash provided by operating activities was $564 million

·Drilling and completion capital expenditures were $141 million, a 54% decrease compared to the prior year period

·Free Cash Flow was $416 million (Non-GAAP)

·Net Debt at quarter end was $2.57 billion, a $433 million reduction from year end 2020 (Non-GAAP)

·Net Debt to last twelve months Adjusted EBITDAX declined to 2.0x

·Borrowing base under the credit facility remains unchanged at $2.85 billion

·Established a new U.S. record for lateral feet drilled in 24 hours at 12,118 feet

·Completion stages per day increased 19% from the 2020 average of 8.0 stages per day to 9.5 stages per day

 

Paul Rady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Antero Resources commented, “Antero’s first quarter financial results highlight our significant exposure to rising commodity prices. As the second largest NGL producer and the largest NGL exporter in the U.S., our results benefited from strong international demand for LPG that resulted in C3+ NGL prices that were nearly double the prices realized last year. This quarter’s exceptional financial performance also benefited from our natural gas firm transportation portfolio that enabled us to sell natural gas at a $0.41 per Mcf premium to NYMEX.”

 

Mr. Rady continued, “Antero’s differentiated business model focuses on liquids rich development and a firm transportation portfolio that provides flow assurance and enables best in class price realizations. In combination, these structural advantages generated Free Cash Flow of more than $400 million during the first quarter. Based on today’s strip prices, we forecast over $600 million in Free Cash Flow in 2021, which we will use for additional debt reduction.”

 

Glen Warren, President, and Chief Financial Officer of Antero Resources said, “Since the start of our debt reduction program in the fourth quarter of 2019 we have reduced debt by $1.2 billion, including $433 million during the first quarter of 2021 alone. This rapid debt repayment has allowed us to reduce our leverage to 2.0x this quarter and positions us to be well below 2-times in the coming quarters. Additionally, we expect to achieve our goal of absolute debt under $2 billion in 2022, based on today’s strip prices. Once these balance sheet objectives are accomplished, we will be opportunistic in further debt pay down and begin to return capital to our shareholders.”

 

For a discussion of the non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EBITDAX, Free Cash Flow and Net Debt please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

 

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First Quarter 2021 Free Cash Flow

 

Antero generated $416 million in Free Cash Flow after adjusting for working capital changes. Free Cash Flow before Changes in Working Capital was $320 million during the first quarter.

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2021 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $200,677    563,731 
Less: Net cash used in investing activities   (311,681)   (122,975)
Less: Distributions to non-controlling interests in Martica       (24,699)
Free Cash Flow  $(111,004)   416,051 
Changes in Working Capital(1)   (18,403)   96,777 
Free Cash Flow before Changes in Working Capital  $(129,407)   319,688 

 

(1)Working capital adjustments in 2021 include $60.5 million in changes in current assets and liabilities and $35.9 million in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for additions to property and equipment. See the cash flow statement in this release for details.

 

Firm Transportation Mitigation

 

During the first quarter of 2021, Antero was able to utilize its firm transportation portfolio to deliver natural gas volumes that realized a $0.41 per Mcf premium to NYMEX Henry Hub gas prices. In addition, the firm transport delivered a net marketing gain during the quarter of $3 million, or $0.01 per Mcfe.

 

NGL Hedges

 

In order to lock in 2021 Free Cash Flow, Antero added C3+ NGL hedges focused on the summer months of this year. The summer months historically experience lower seasonal demand and weaker pricing. Hedges were executed on propane, normal butane, isobutane and pentane volumes. Antero has hedged approximately 45% of expected C3+ NGL volumes during the second and third quarters of 2021 at an average price of $36 per barrel as of March 31, 2021. This compares to a C3+ average realized price of approximately $18.75 per barrel during the second and third quarters of 2020. Antero is unhedged on the majority of its fourth quarter 2021 and all 2022 C3+ NGL production as fundamentals remain strong for improved pricing during these periods. Please see the hedging table on page 5 for more details on Antero’s hedge position.

 

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, Antero reported a GAAP net loss of $15 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $339 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted Net Income (non-GAAP measure) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $183 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Net Loss of $38 million during the three months ended March 31, 2020, or $0.13 per diluted share.

 

Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP measure) for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $519 million, an increase of 113% versus the prior year period driven by higher realized natural gas and NGL prices and the Washington Gas Light Company (WGL) payment for natural gas sales.

 

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The following table details the components of average net production and average realized prices for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 
                   Combined 
                   Natural 
   Natural
Gas
   Oil   C3+ NGLs   Ethane   Gas
Equivalent
 
   (MMcf/d)   (Bbl/d)   (Bbl/d)   (Bbl/d)   (MMcfe/d) 
Average Net Production   2,302    10,667    110,289    48,944    3,322 

 

                   Combined 
                   Natural 
   Natural
Gas
   Oil   C3+ NGLs   Ethane   Gas
Equivalent
 
Average Realized Prices  ($/Mcf)   ($/Bbl)   ($/Bbl)   ($/Bbl)   ($/Mcfe) 
Average realized prices before settled derivatives  $3.48   $46.55   $40.72   $8.20   $4.03 
Settled commodity derivatives   0.08    (0.75)   (0.93)   (0.67)   0.02 
Average realized prices after settled derivatives  $3.56   $45.80   $39.79   $7.53   $4.05 
                          
NYMEX average price  $2.69   $57.79             $2.69 
Premium / (Differential) to NYMEX  $0.87   $(11.99)            $1.36 

 

Net daily natural gas equivalent production in the first quarter averaged 3.3 Bcfe/d, including 170 MBbl/d of liquids, as detailed in the above table. Net gas equivalent production decreased 1% from the prior year period.

 

Antero’s average realized natural gas price before hedging was $3.48 per Mcf, representing a 76% increase compared to the prior year period. The first quarter 2021 gas realization includes a $0.38 per Mcf gain from the payment received from WGL in February 2021 due to a favorable judgement on previously disclosed natural gas pricing contractual disputes. Excluding this payment, Antero realized a $0.41 per Mcf premium to the average NYMEX Henry Hub price by capitalizing on its premium firm transportation.

 

Antero’s average realized C3+ NGL price before hedging was $40.72 per barrel, a 91% increase versus the prior year period. Antero shipped 49% of its total C3+ NGL net production on Mariner East 2 for export and realized a $0.02 per gallon premium to Mont Belvieu pricing on these volumes at Marcus Hook, PA. Antero sold the remaining 51% of C3+ NGL net production at a $0.06 per gallon discount to Mont Belvieu pricing at Hopedale, OH. The resulting blended price on 110,289 Bbl/d of net C3+ NGL production was $40.72 per barrel, which was a $0.02 per gallon discount to Mont Belvieu pricing. Antero expects to sell at least 50% of its C3+ NGL production in 2021 at Marcus Hook for export at a premium to Mont Belvieu. Antero exports a larger proportion of its C3+ NGL during the summer when lower seasonal demand reduces domestic pricing. The average realized price for C3+ NGLs is forecasted to be in the range of $0.00 to a $0.05 per gallon premium relative to Mont Belvieu pricing in 2021.

 

   Three months ended March 31, 2021 
   Pricing Point 

Net C3+ NGL

Production

(Bbl/d)

   % by Destination  

Premium (Discount)

To Mont Belvieu

($/Gal)

 
Propane / Butane exported on ME2  Marcus Hook, PA   53,732    49%  $0.02 
Remaining C3+ NGL volume  Hopedale, OH   56,557    51%  $(0.06)
Total C3+ NGLs/Blended Premium      110,289    100%  $(0.02)

 

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All-in cash expense, which includes lease operating, gathering, compression, processing and transportation, production and ad valorem taxes was $2.26 per Mcfe in the first quarter, an 8% increase compared to $2.09 per Mcfe average during the first quarter of 2020. The increase from a year ago was due primarily to an increase in gathering, processing and transportation expense driven by higher fuel costs as a result of higher natural gas prices and $12 million in incentive fee rebates earned during the three months ended March 31, 2020 that were not earned in the first quarter of 2021. Transportation expense increased $0.06 per Mcfe due to increased utilization on higher tariff pipelines into the Midwest, which in turn led to higher natural gas realizations. Lease operating expense was $0.08 per Mcfe in the first quarter, unchanged from the year ago period. Production and ad valorem expense was higher due to a $0.05 per Mcfe increase related to higher commodity prices and $0.02 per Mcfe related to WGL settlement expenses.

 

G&A expense was $0.13 per Mcfe, a $0.04 per Mcfe increase from the first quarter of 2020 primarily due to higher compensation expense that had been significantly reduced during 2020. G&A expense is expected to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.10 per Mcfe for the remainder of 2021.

 

Antero realized a per unit net marketing gain of $0.01 per Mcfe in the first quarter, compared to a loss of $0.15 per Mcfe reported in the prior year period. The improvement was due to higher third party marketing volumes and the mitigation of excess firm transportation expense.

 

First Quarter 2021 Operating Update

 

Marcellus Shale — Antero placed 14 horizontal Marcellus wells to sales during the first quarter with an average lateral length of 14,297 feet. Eight of the 14 new wells have been on line for at least 30 days and the average 30-day rate per well was 29.5 MMcfe/d, including approximately 1,605 Bbl/d of liquids assuming 25% ethane recovery. The average lateral length for the eight new wells is 14,568 feet. Production rates from these eight wells are expected to continue to increase as volumes approach peak levels during the 30 to 60 day period.

 

Antero drilled an average of 7,507 feet per day in the lateral in the first quarter, a 17% increase over the full year average in 2020. Further, we established a new U.S. record for lateral feet drilled in a 24-hour period at 12,118 feet.

 

Antero’s ongoing emphasis on completion efficiencies resulted in a record 9.5 stages completed per day during the first quarter, a 19% increase from the 8.0 stages per day average in 2020. Completion stages per day benefited from Antero’s first simulfrac completion process on a 6-well pad, which allows two separate wells to be completed at the same time.

 

Antero is currently operating three drilling rigs and two completion crews.

 

First Quarter 2021 Capital Investment

 

Antero’s accrued drilling and completion capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2021, were $141 million. In addition to capital invested in drilling and completion costs, the Company invested $15 million in land during the first quarter. For a reconciliation of accrued capital expenditures to cash capital expenditures see the table in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.

 

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

 

As of March 31, 2021, Antero’s total debt was $2.57 billion, of which $143 million were borrowings outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility. Antero has a borrowing base of $2.85 billion with lender commitments that total $2.64 billion. After deducting letters of credit outstanding of $742 million, the Company had approximately $1.8 billion in available liquidity at March 31, 2021. Net debt to trailing twelve month Adjusted EBITDA ratio (non-GAAP) was 2.0x as of March 31, 2021.

 

Commodity Derivative Positions

 

As of March 31, 2021, the Company has hedged 1.1 Tcf of natural gas at a weighted average index price of $2.66 per MMBtu through 2023 with fixed price swap positions. Antero also has oil and NGL fixed price swap positions, as detailed in the below table.

 

Please see Antero’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, for more information on all commodity derivative positions. For detail on current commodity positions, please see the Hedge Profile presentations at www.anteroresources.com.

 

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The following tables summarize Antero’s natural gas and NGL hedge position as of March 31, 2021:

 

Fixed price natural gas positions from April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 were as follows:

 

   Natural gas
MMBtu/day
   Weighted
average index
price
 
Year ending December 31, 2021:          
NYMEX ($/MMBtu)   2,160,000   $2.76 
Year ending December 31, 2022:          
NYMEX ($/MMBtu)   1,155,486   $2.50 
Year ending December 31, 2023:          
NYMEX ($/MMBtu)   43,000   $2.37 

 

NGL and oil derivative contract positions from April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 were as follows:

 

   Derivative
Contract Type
  Liquids Hedges
(Bbl/d)
   Weighted
average index
price ($/Bbl)
 
Second Quarter 2021:           
C3+ NGL Composite Barrel  Fixed swap   36,400   $37.21 
Third Quarter 2021:             
C3+ NGL Composite Barrel  Fixed swap   34,950   $35.64 
Fourth Quarter 2021:             
C3+ NGL Composite Barrel  Fixed swap   20,750   $37.67 
              
Year ending December 31, 2021:             
Total NYMEX Crude Oil      3,000   $55.16 

 

Conference Call

 

A conference call is scheduled on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 am MT to discuss the financial and operational results. A brief Q&A session for security analysts will immediately follow the discussion of the results for the quarter. To participate in the call, dial in at 877-407-9079 (U.S.), or 201-493-6746 (International) and reference “Antero Resources”. A telephone replay of the call will be available until Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am MT at 877-660-6853 (U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (International) using the conference ID: 13718718.

 

A simultaneous webcast of the call may be accessed over the internet at www.anteroresources.com. The webcast will be archived for replay on the Company’s website until Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am MT.

 

Presentation

 

An updated presentation will be posted to the Company's website before the conference call. The presentation can be found at www.anteroresources.com on the homepage. Information on the Company's website does not constitute a portion of, and is not incorporated by reference into, this press release.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) as set forth in this release represents net income (loss), adjusted for certain items. Antero believes that Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per share is useful to investors in evaluating operational trends of the Company and its performance relative to other oil and gas producing companies. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) as an indicator of financial performance. The following tables reconcile net income (loss) to Adjusted Net Income (Loss) (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Net loss attributable to Antero Resources Corp  $(338,810)   (15,499)
Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests       4,395 
Unrealized commodity derivative (gains) losses   (354,907)   183,078 
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP       (11,150)
Impairment of oil and gas properties   89,220    34,062 
Impairment of equity method investment   610,632     
Equity-based compensation   3,329    5,642 
(Gains) loss on early extinguishment of debt   (80,561)   43,204 
Loss on convertible note equitization       39,046 
Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated affiliate   128,055    (18,694)
Contract termination and rig stacking       91 
Tax effect of reconciling items (1)   (95,071)   (66,243)
    (38,113)   197,932 
Martica adjustments (2)       (14,947)
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)  $(38,113)   183,958 
           
Fully Diluted Shares Outstanding   284,227    296,746 

 

Per Share Amounts

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Net loss attributable to Antero Resources Corp  $(1.19)   (0.05)
Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests       0.01 
Unrealized commodity derivative (gains) losses   (1.25)   0.62 
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP       (0.04)
Impairment of oil and gas properties   0.31    0.11 
Impairment of equity method investment   2.15     
Equity-based compensation   0.01    0.02 
(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt   (0.28)   0.15 
Loss on convertible note equitization       0.13 
Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates   0.45    (0.06)
Contract termination and rig stacking        
Tax effect of reconciling items (1)   (0.33)   (0.22)
    (0.13)   0.67 
Martica adjustments (2)       (0.05)
Adjusted Net Income (Loss)  $(0.13)   0.62 

 

(1)Deferred taxes were 24% for 2020 and 2021.

(2)Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interest in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above.

 

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Net Debt

 

Net Debt is calculated as total debt less cash and cash equivalents. Management uses Net Debt to evaluate the Company’s financial position, including its ability to service its debt obligations.

 

The following table reconciles consolidated total debt to Net Debt as used in this release (in thousands):

 

   December 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2021 
AR bank credit facility  $1,017,000    143,200 
5.125% AR senior notes due 2022   660,516     
5.625% AR senior notes due 2023   574,182    574,182 
5.000% AR senior notes due 2025   590,000    590,000 
8.375% AR senior notes due 2026       500,000 
7.625% AR senior notes due 2029       700,000 
4.250% AR convertible senior notes due 2026   287,500    137,500 
Net unamortized premium   (111,886)   (51,669)
Net unamortized debt issuance costs   (15,719)   (24,527)
Consolidated total debt  $3,001,593    2,568,686 
Less: AR cash and cash equivalents        
Net Debt  $3,001,593    2,568,686 

 

Free Cash Flow

 

Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance not calculated under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash flow from operating, investing, or financing activities, as an indicator of cash flow, or as a measure of liquidity. The Company defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities, less drilling and completion capital and leasehold capital, less distributions to non-controlling interests in Martica.

 

The Company has not provided projected net cash provided by operating activities or a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to projected net cash provided by operating activities, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company is unable to project net cash provided by operating activities for any future period because this metric includes the impact of changes in operating assets and liabilities related to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. The Company is unable to project these timing differences with any reasonable degree of accuracy without unreasonable efforts.

 

Free Cash Flow is a useful indicator of the Company’s ability to internally fund its activities and to service or incur additional debt. There are significant limitations to using Free Cash Flow as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effect of certain recurring and non-recurring items that materially affect the Company’s net income, the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies and the different methods of calculating Free Cash Flow reported by different companies. Free Cash Flow does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, land acquisitions and lease renewals, other capital expenditures, working capital, income taxes, exploration expenses, and other commitments and obligations.

 

Adjusted EBITDAX

 

Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net income (loss), adjusted for certain items detailed below.

 

Adjusted EBITDAX as used and defined by us, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income or loss, net income or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing, and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAX provides no information regarding our capital structure, borrowings, interest costs, capital expenditures, working capital movement, or tax position. Adjusted EBITDAX does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, capital expenditures, working capital, income taxes, exploration expenses, and other commitments and obligations. However, our management team believes Adjusted EBITDAX is useful to an investor in evaluating our financial performance because this measure:

 

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·is widely used by investors in the oil and natural gas industry to measure operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such term, which may vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors;

·helps investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the effect of our capital and legal structure from our operating structure;

·is used by our management team for various purposes, including as a measure of our operating performance, in presentations to our Board of Directors, and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting: and

·is used by our Board of Directors as a performance measure in determining executive compensation.

 

There are significant limitations to using Adjusted EBITDAX as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effects of certain recurring and non-recurring items that materially affect our net income or loss, the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies, and the different methods of calculating Adjusted EBITDAX reported by different companies.

 

The following table represents a reconciliation of Antero’s net income (loss), including noncontrolling interest, to Adjusted EBITDAX and a reconciliation of Antero’s Adjusted EBITDAX to net cash provided by operating activities per our consolidated statements of cash flows, in each case, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2021. Adjusted EBITDAX also excludes the noncontrolling interests in Martica and these adjustments are disclosed in the table below as Martica related adjustments.

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDAX:        
Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation  $(338,810)   (15,499)
Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests       4,395 
Unrealized commodity derivative (gains) losses   (354,907)   183,078 
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP       (11,150)
Interest expense, net   53,102    42,743 
Loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt   (80,561)   43,204 
Loss on convertible note equitization       39,046 
Provision for income tax benefit   (109,985)   (2,946)
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion   200,781    194,814 
Impairment of oil and gas properties   89,220    34,062 
Impairment of equity method investment   610,632     
Exploration expense   210    219 
Equity-based compensation expense   3,329    5,642 
Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated affiliate   128,055    (18,694)
Dividends from unconsolidated affiliates   42,756    42,756 
Contract termination and rig stacking       91 
Transaction expense       2,291 
    243,822    544,052 
Martica related adjustments (1)       (24,562)
Adjusted EBITDAX  $243,822    519,490 
           
Reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDAX to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Adjusted EBITDAX  $243,822    519,490 
Martica related adjustments (1)       24,562 
Interest expense, net   (53,102)   (42,743)
Exploration expense   (210)   (219)
Changes in current assets and liabilities   7,727    60,487 
Transaction expense       (2,291)
Other items   2,440    4,445 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $200,677    563,731 

 

(1)Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interests in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above.

 

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   Twelve 
   Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2021 
Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDAX:     
Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation  $(944,586)
Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests   11,881 
Unrealized commodity derivative gains   1,262,996 
Proceeds from derivative monetizations   (9,007)
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP   (25,657)
Loss on sale of assets   348 
Interest expense, net   189,513 
Gain on early extinguishment of debt   123,765 
Loss on convertible note equitization   (136,916)
Provision for income tax benefit   (290,443)
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion   859,324 
Impairment of oil and gas properties   168,612 
Exploration expense   1,092 
Equity-based compensation expense   25,630 
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate   (84,089)
Dividends from unconsolidated affiliates   171,022 
Contract termination and rig stacking   14,381 
Transaction expense   9,535 
    1,347,401 
Martica related adjustments (1)   (69,717)
Adjusted EBITDAX  $1,277,684 

 

(1)Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interests in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above.

 

Drilling and Completion Capital Expenditures

 

For a reconciliation between cash paid for drilling and completion capital expenditures and drilling and completion accrued capital expenditures during the period, please see the capital expenditures section below (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2020   2021 
Drilling and completion costs (as reported; cash basis)  $300,483    105,131 
Change in accrued capital costs   8,816    35,753 
Adjusted drilling and completion costs (accrual basis)  $309,299    140,884 

 

Notwithstanding their use for comparative purposes, the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.

 

Antero Resources is an independent natural gas and natural gas liquids company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Ohio. In conjunction with its affiliate, Antero Midstream (NYSE: AM), Antero is one of the most integrated natural gas producers in the U.S. The Company’s website is located at www.anteroresources.com.

 

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This release includes "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are not under Antero Resources’ control. All statements, except for statements of historical fact, made in this release regarding activities, events or developments Antero Resources expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, such as those regarding expected results, future commodity prices, future production targets, realizing potential future fee rebates or reductions, including those related to certain levels of production, future earnings, leverage targets and debt repayment, future capital spending plans, improved and/or increasing capital efficiency, estimated realized natural gas, NGL and oil prices, expected drilling and development plans, projected well costs and cost savings initiatives, future financial position, the participation level of our drilling partner and the financial and production results to be achieved as a result of that drilling partnership, the other key assumptions underlying our projections, and future marketing opportunities, are 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. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although Antero Resources believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecast in such statements. Except as required by law, Antero Resources expressly disclaims any obligation to and does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

 

Antero Resources cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, incident to the exploration for and development, production, gathering and sale of natural gas, NGLs and oil most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Antero Resources’ control. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating natural gas and oil reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures, impacts of world health event, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the other risks described under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Antero Resources’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March31, 2021.

 

For more information, contact Michael Kennedy – SVP – Finance, at (303) 357-6782 or [email protected].

 

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ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

       (Unaudited) 
   December 31,   March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Assets          
Current assets:          
Accounts receivable  $28,457    86,657 
Accrued revenue   425,314    446,513 
Derivative instruments   105,130    41,356 
Other current assets   15,238    11,781 
Total current assets   574,139    586,307 
Property and equipment:          
           
Oil and gas properties, at cost (successful efforts method):          
Unproved properties   1,175,178    1,144,531 
Proved properties   12,260,713    12,330,278 
Gathering systems and facilities   5,802    5,802 
Other property and equipment   74,361    77,826 
    13,516,054    13,558,437 
Less accumulated depletion, depreciation, and amortization   (3,869,116)   (3,990,460)
Property and equipment, net   9,646,938    9,567,977 
Operating leases right-of-use assets   2,613,603    2,549,297 
Derivative instruments   47,293    43,240 
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate   255,082    241,158 
Other assets   13,790    12,403 
Total assets  $13,150,845    13,000,382 
           
Liabilities and Equity          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $26,728    41,990 
Accounts payable, related parties   69,860    85,846 
Accrued liabilities   343,524    350,763 
Revenue distributions payable   198,117    282,413 
Derivative instruments   31,242    146,720 
Short-term lease liabilities   266,024    265,551 
Deferred revenue, VPP   45,257    43,357 
Other current liabilities   2,302    4,688 
Total current liabilities   983,054    1,211,328 
Long-term liabilities:          
Long-term debt   3,001,593    2,568,686 
Deferred income tax liability   412,252    395,244 
Derivative instruments   99,172    98,944 
Long-term lease liabilities   2,348,785    2,284,680 
Deferred revenue, VPP   156,024    146,695 
Other liabilities   59,694    56,856 
Total liabilities   7,060,574    6,772,433 
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 13 and 14)          
Equity:          
Stockholders' equity:          
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 50,000 shares; none issued        
Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000,000 shares; 268,672 shares and 301,190 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021, respectively   2,686    3,011 
Additional paid-in capital   6,195,497    6,317,653 
Accumulated deficit   (430,478)   (445,977)
Total stockholders' equity   5,767,705    5,874,687 
Noncontrolling interests   322,566    353,262 
Total equity   6,090,271    6,227,949 
Total liabilities and equity  $13,150,845    13,000,382 

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Revenue and other:          
Natural gas sales  $411,082    720,369 
Natural gas liquids sales   257,673    440,319 
Oil sales   35,646    44,686 
Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)   565,833    (177,756)
Marketing   46,073    164,790 
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP       11,150 
Other income   798    640 
Total revenue   1,317,105    1,204,198 
Operating expenses:          
Lease operating   25,644    24,547 
Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation   588,624    605,077 
Production and ad valorem taxes   25,699    44,697 
Marketing   93,273    162,077 
Exploration   210    219 
Impairment of oil and gas properties   89,220    34,062 
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization   199,677    194,026 
Accretion of asset retirement obligations   1,104    788 
General and administrative (including equity-based compensation expense of $3,329 and $5,642 in 2020 and 2021, respectively)   31,221    44,074 
Contract termination and rig stacking       91 
Total operating expenses   1,054,672    1,109,658 
Operating income   262,433    94,540 
Other income (expense):          
Interest expense, net   (53,102)   (42,743)
Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated affiliate   (128,055)   18,694 
Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt   80,561    (43,204)
Loss on convertible note equitization       (39,046)
Impairment of equity method investment   (610,632)    
Transaction expense       (2,291)
Total other expenses   (711,228)   (108,590)
Loss before income taxes   (448,795)   (14,050)
Provision for income tax benefit   109,985    2,946 
Net loss and comprehensive loss including noncontrolling interests   (338,810)   (11,104)
Less: net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests       4,395 
Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation  $(338,810)   (15,499)
           
Loss per share—basic  $(1.19)   (0.05)
Loss per share—diluted  $(1.19)   (0.05)
           
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:          
Basic   284,227    296,746 
Diluted   284,227    296,746 

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2021 
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:          
Net loss including noncontrolling interests  $(338,810)   (11,104)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion   200,781    194,814 
Impairments   699,852    34,062 
Commodity derivative fair value losses (gains)   (565,833)   177,756 
Gains on settled commodity derivatives   210,926    5,322 
Equity-based compensation expense   3,329    5,642 
Deferred income tax benefit   (109,985)   (2,946)
Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated affiliate   128,055    (18,694)
Dividends of earnings from unconsolidated affiliate   42,756    42,756 
Amortization of deferred revenue       (11,150)
Amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discount, debt premium and other   2,440    4,536 
Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt   (80,561)   43,204 
Loss on convertible note equitization       39,046 
Changes in current assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (54,514)   (7,200)
Accrued revenue   116,566    (21,199)
Other current assets   (583)   3,593 
Accounts payable including related parties   (1,251)   16,527 
Accrued liabilities   (19,593)   (17,779)
Revenue distributions payable   (33,333)   84,296 
Other current liabilities   435    2,249 
Net cash provided by operating activities   200,677    563,731 
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:          
Additions to unproved properties   (10,357)   (14,691)
Drilling and completion costs   (300,483)   (105,131)
Additions to other property and equipment   (771)   (3,336)
Settlement of water earnout   125,000     
Change in other liabilities       (79)
Change in other assets   (70)   262 
Net cash used in investing activities   (186,681)   (122,975)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:          
Repurchases of common stock   (42,690)    
Issuance of senior notes       1,200,000 
Repayment of senior notes   (300,835)   (660,516)
Borrowings (repayments) on bank credit facilities, net   330,000    (873,800)
Payment of debt issuance costs       (15,370)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests in Martica Holdings LLC       (24,699)
Employee tax withholding for settlement of equity compensation awards   (32)   (5,645)
Convertible note equitization       (60,461)
Other   (439)   (265)
Net cash used in financing activities   (13,996)   (440,756)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents        
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period        
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $     
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Cash paid during the period for interest  $30,089    35,097 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for additions to property and equipment  $10,767    35,882 

 

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The following table set forth selected financial data for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2021

 

   (Unaudited)   Amount of     
   Three Months Ended March 31,   Increase   Percent 
(in thousands)  2020   2021   (Decrease)   Change 
Operating revenues and other:                    
Natural gas sales  $411,082    720,369   $309,287    75%
Natural gas liquids sales   257,673    440,319    182,646    71%
Oil sales   35,646    44,686    9,040    25%
Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)   565,833    (177,756)   (743,589)   (131)%
Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment               * 
Marketing   46,073    164,790    118,717    258%
Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP       11,150    11,150    * 
Other income   798    640    (158)   (20)%
Total revenue   1,317,105    1,204,198    (112,907)   (9)%
Operating expenses:                    
Lease operating   25,644    24,547    (1,097)   (4)%
Gathering and compression   193,008    220,288    27,280    14%
Processing   210,236    184,320    (25,916)   (12)%
Transportation   185,380    200,469    15,089    8%
Production and ad valorem taxes   25,699    44,697    18,998    74%
Marketing   93,273    162,077    68,804    74%
Exploration   210    219    9    4%
Impairment of oil and gas properties   89,220    34,062    (55,158)   (62)%
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization   199,677    194,026    (5,651)   (3)%
Accretion of asset retirement obligations   1,104    788    (316)   (29)%
General and administrative (excluding equity-based compensation)   27,892    38,432    10,540    38%
Equity-based compensation   3,329    5,642    2,313    69%
Contract termination and rig stacking       91    91    * 
Total operating expenses   1,054,672    1,109,658    54,986    5%
Operating income   262,433    94,540    (167,893)   (64)%
Other income (expense):                    
Interest expense, net   (53,102)   (42,743)   10,359    (20)%
Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated affiliate   (128,055)   18,694    146,749    (115)%
Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt   80,561    (43,204)   (123,765)   (154)%
Loss on convertible note equitization       (39,046)   (39,046)   * 
Impairment of equity method investment   (610,632)       610,632    * 
Transaction expenses       (2,291)   (2,291)   * 
Total other income (expenses)   (711,228)   (108,590)   602,638    (85)%
Loss before income taxes   (448,795)   (14,050)   434,745    (97)%
Provision for income tax benefit   109,985    2,946    (107,039)   (97)%
Net loss and comprehensive loss including noncontrolling interests   (338,810)   (11,104)   327,748    (97)%
Less: net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests       4,395    4,395    * 
Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation   (338,810)   (15,499)   323,311    (95)%
                     
Adjusted EBITDAX  $243,822    519,490    275,668    113%

 

* Not meaningful

 

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The following table set forth selected operating data for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2021:

 

       Amount of     
   Three Months Ended March 31,   Increase   Percent 
   2020   2021   (Decrease)   Change 
Production data (1) :                    
Natural gas (Bcf)   208    207    (1)   (0)%
C2 Ethane (MBbl)   4,604    4,405    (199)   (4)%
C3+ NGLs (MBbl)   10,833    9,926    (907)   (8)%
Oil (MBbl)   938    960    22    2%
Combined (Bcfe)   306    299    (7)   (2)%
Daily combined production (MMcfe/d)   3,366    3,322    (44)   (1)%
Average prices before effects of derivative settlements (2):                    
Natural gas (per Mcf)  $1.98    3.48    1.50    76%
C2 Ethane (per Bbl)  $5.82    8.20    2.38    41%
C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)  $21.31    40.72    19.41    91%
Oil (per Bbl)  $38.02    46.55    8.53    22%
Weighted Average Combined (per Mcfe)  $2.30    4.03    1.73    75%
Average realized prices after effects of derivative settlements (2):                    
Natural gas (per Mcf)  $2.88    3.56    0.68    24%
C2 Ethane (per Bbl)  $5.82    7.53    1.71    29%
C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)  $22.56    39.79    17.23    76%
Oil (per Bbl)  $47.29    45.80    (1.49)   (3)%
Weighted Average Combined (per Mcfe)  $2.99    4.05    1.06    35%
Average costs (per Mcfe):                    
Lease operating  $0.08    0.08        %
Gathering and compression  $0.63    0.74    0.11    17%
Processing  $0.69    0.62    (0.07)   (10)%
Transportation  $0.61    0.67    0.06    10%
Production and ad valorem taxes  $0.08    0.15    0.07    88%
Marketing expense, net  $0.15    (0.01)   (0.16)   (107)%
Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion  $0.66    0.65    (0.01)   (2)%
General and administrative (excluding equity-based compensation)  $0.09    0.13    0.04    44%

 

(1)Production volumes exclude volumes related to VPP transaction.

(2)Average sales prices shown in the table reflect both the before and after effects of our settled commodity derivatives. Our calculation of such after effects includes gains on settlements of commodity derivatives, which do not qualify for hedge accounting because we do not designate or document them as hedges for accounting purposes. Oil and NGLs production was converted at 6 Mcf per Bbl to calculate total Bcfe production and per Mcfe amounts. This ratio is an estimate of the equivalent energy content of the products and does not necessarily reflect their relative economic value.

 

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