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Denbury Resources Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results, Achieves Record Production Volumes at Bell Creek

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) (“Denbury” or the “Company”) today announced net income of $147 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019.  Adjusted net income(1) (a non-GAAP measure) was $59 million, or $0.13(1)(2) per diluted share, with the difference from GAAP net income primarily due to a $100 million noncash gain on debt extinguishment ($78 million after tax) and a $26 million gain from noncash fair value adjustments ($20 million after tax) on the Company’s commodity derivative positions (see reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures in tables beginning on page 9 of this press release).

SECOND QUARTER AND RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Production of 59,719 barrels of oil equivalent (“BOE”) per day (“BOE/d”), up 1% from 1Q 2019
  • Strong production response from Bell Creek Phase Five CO2 flood expansion; Bell Creek production up nearly 50% from 2Q 2018 and 28% from 1Q 2019
  • Generated Adjusted EBITDAX(1) of $169 million, the highest quarterly level since 3Q 2015
  • Reduced combined lease operating expenses and general and administrative expenses by nearly $9 million from 1Q 2019
  • Generated cash flow from operations of $149 million and free cash flow(1) of $38 million after considering development capital expenditures, capitalized interest and interest treated as debt reduction
  • Significantly improved debt maturity profile through exchanges that reduced the principal balance of senior subordinated notes by $120 million and extended the maturities of an additional $348 million of those notes to 2024
  • Entered into new contracts of $38 million for Houston acreage sales, bringing total value to date of acreage closed or under contract to $52 million
  • Completed sale of Citronelle Field for $10 million on July 1, 2019

SELECTED QUARTERLY COMPARATIVE DATA

  Quarter Ended
(in millions, except per-share and per-unit data) June 30, 2019 March 31, 2019 June 30, 2018
Net income (loss) $147  $(26) $30 
Adjusted net income(1) (non-GAAP measure) 59  45  61 
Adjusted EBITDAX(1) (non-GAAP measure) 169  138  153 
Net income (loss) per diluted share 0.32  (0.06) 0.07 
Adjusted net income per diluted share(1)(2) (non-GAAP measure) 0.13  0.10  0.13 
Cash flows from operations 149  64  154 
Adjusted cash flows from operations less special items(1) (non-GAAP measure) 145  120  134 
Development capital expenditures 77  61  82 
       
Oil, natural gas, and related product sales $330  $295  $376 
CO2, purchased oil sales and other 13  10  11 
Total revenues and other income $343  $305  $387 
       
Receipt (payment) on settlements of commodity derivatives $(2) $8  $(55)
       
Average realized oil price per barrel (excluding derivative settlements) $62.22  $56.50  $68.24 
Average realized oil price per barrel (including derivative settlements) 61.92  58.09  58.23 
       
Total production (BOE/d) 59,719  59,218  61,994 
Total continuing production (BOE/d)(3) 59,313  58,762  61,159 

(1)    A non-GAAP measure.  See accompanying schedules that reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP measures along with a statement indicating why the Company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
(2)    Calculated using weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 467.4 million, 455.5 million, and 457.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019, and June 30, 2018, respectively.
(3)    Continuing production excludes production from Citronelle Field sold on July 1, 2019 and production from Lockhart Crossing Field sold in the third quarter of 2018.

MANAGEMENT COMMENT

Chris Kendall, Denbury’s President and CEO, commented, “Denbury performed extremely well on our key priorities in the second quarter.  Thanks to the efforts of our team members across the business, every facet of execution was superb, and I am proud of our sustained HSE performance, disciplined capital allocation, reduced operating and G&A costs, and production outperformance led by record levels at Bell Creek.  Further, due to our robust first half 2019 production and expectations for the remainder of the year, we have decided to increase the mid-point of our previously announced production guidance.  Our well-positioned portfolio of assets and high quality, oil-levered production delivered strong price realizations, and when combined with reduced costs led to our highest quarterly EBITDAX level in nearly four years.  Denbury’s sustained ability to generate free cash flow continues to be a distinguishing characteristic, giving us meaningful capacity to reduce debt.  We made significant progress on improving our balance sheet through an exchange that substantially reduced our 2021 and 2022 subordinated debt maturities, and we are nearly complete with the mainline pipe procurement for our cornerstone Cedar Creek Anticline EOR development, remaining on track with our milestone for first CO2 injection by early 2021.

“Denbury’s leadership in CO2 enhanced oil recovery is significant, considering the growing movement to address CO2 emissions.  Our current operations annually utilize more than 3 million tons of industrial sourced CO2 that could otherwise have been emitted into the atmosphere, a remarkable figure that we expect will continue to grow over time.  Denbury’s oil fields, pipeline infrastructure, and both surface and subsurface CO2 management expertise position us well to be the leader in the effort to capture, transport and utilize CO2.  I am excited about where the Company is today and even more excited about the opportunities for the future.”

REVIEW OF OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS

Denbury’s production averaged 59,719 BOE/d during second quarter 2019, an increase of 1% on a sequential-quarter basis.  Total continuing production, which excludes Citronelle Field sold July 1, 2019, was 59,313 BOE/d, a decrease of 3% compared to continuing production in the prior-year second quarter.  Continuing production from tertiary oil production increased 4% sequentially and 1% from the prior-year second quarter, driven primarily by increased production from Bell Creek’s phase five development.  Further production information is provided on page 15 of this press release.

Denbury’s average realized oil price, excluding derivative contracts, was $62.22 per barrel (“Bbl”) in second quarter 2019, compared to $56.50 per Bbl in the prior quarter, and $68.24 per Bbl in second quarter 2018.  Including derivative settlements, Denbury’s average realized oil price was $61.92 per Bbl in second quarter 2019, compared to $58.09 per Bbl in the prior quarter, and $58.23 per Bbl in second quarter 2018.

The Company’s average realized oil price during the second quarter 2019 was $2.35 per Bbl above NYMEX WTI oil prices, compared to $1.63 per Bbl above NYMEX WTI in the prior quarter, and $0.39 per Bbl above NYMEX WTI in second quarter 2018.  The differential improvement over second quarter 2018 was due primarily to strengthening in Gulf Coast premium prices, which represents approximately 60% of the Company’s crude oil production.

Total lease operating expenses in second quarter 2019 were $118 million, or $21.70 per BOE, a decrease of $7 million, or 6%, on an absolute-dollar basis compared to the prior quarter, primarily impacted by lower CO2 expense, lower power and fuel costs, and reduced workover expense.  When compared to second quarter 2018, lease operating expenses decreased $2 million, or 2%, on an absolute-dollar basis, primarily impacted by lower CO2 expense, lower power and fuel costs, and the reduction in costs from Lockhart Crossing Field, which was sold in the third quarter of 2018.

General and administrative expenses were $18 million in second quarter 2019, a $1 million decrease from the prior quarter, and a $2 million decrease compared to second quarter 2018, primarily due to downward adjustments in performance-based compensation and the Company’s continued focus on cost reduction.

The Company recorded a $100 million noncash gain on debt extinguishment (net of transaction costs) during second quarter 2019 as part of a series of debt exchanges, representing a net discount on the newly issued notes – see Recent Debt Transactions and Bank Credit Facility below.

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest, totaled $20 million in second quarter 2019, a $3 million increase from the prior quarter and an increase of $4 million compared to second quarter 2018.  The sequential increase was primarily due to lower capitalized interest, and the increase from the prior year was primarily due to an increase in the weighted-average interest rate associated with the issuance in August 2018 of 7½% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2024.  Interest expense includes the amortization of discounts of approximately $0.5 million during second quarter 2019 and excludes approximately $21 million and $22 million in the second quarters of 2019 and 2018, respectively, of interest recorded as a reduction of debt for financial reporting purposes and not as interest expense, due to the accounting associated with debt exchange transactions.  A schedule detailing the components of interest expense is included on page 17 of this press release.

Depletion, depreciation, and amortization (“DD&A”) was $58 million during second quarter 2019, compared to $53 million in second quarter 2018 and $57 million in first quarter 2019.  The sequential-quarter and prior-year increases were due primarily to an increase in depletable costs.

Denbury’s effective tax rate for the second quarter 2019 was approximately 31%, higher than the Company’s estimated statutory rate of 25% due primarily to a valuation allowance applied against a portion of the Company’s business interest expense deduction that it estimates will be disallowed in the current year as a result of limitations enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As a result of this, the Company currently expects that its effective tax rate for the remainder of 2019 will be approximately 30%, depending in part on taxable income.

RECENT DEBT TRANSACTIONS AND BANK CREDIT FACILITY

During June 2019, Denbury closed a series of debt exchanges to extend the maturities of its long-term debt and reduce the Company’s debt principal.  As part of these transactions, the Company exchanged a total of $468 million aggregate principal amount of then existing senior subordinated notes for $103 million aggregate principal amount of new 7¾% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2024 (the “7¾% Senior Secured Notes”), $246 million aggregate principal amount of new 6⅜% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024 (the “2024 Convertible Senior Notes”) and $120 million of cash on hand.  The exchanged subordinated notes consisted of $152 million aggregate principal amount of 6⅜% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2021, $220 million aggregate principal amount of 5½% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022 and $96 million aggregate principal amount of 4⅝% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023.  In addition, as part of creating a more liquid series of secured second lien debt due in 2024, in June and July 2019, the Company also exchanged $429 million of 7½% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2024 for roughly the same amount of 7¾% Senior Secured Notes.  The 7¾% Senior Secured Notes and 2024 Convertible Senior Notes were recorded on the Company’s balance sheet at discounts to their principal amounts of $30 million and $80 million, respectively, which will be amortized as interest expense over the terms of these notes.

As of June 30, 2019, the Company had $80 million of outstanding borrowings on its $615 million senior secured bank credit facility, compared to no outstanding borrowings as of December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019, leaving $480 million of liquidity available after consideration of $55 million of currently outstanding letters of credit.

2019 CAPITAL BUDGET, ESTIMATED PRODUCTION AND CITRONELLE FIELD SALE

The Company’s 2019 capital budget, excluding acquisitions and capitalized interest, remains unchanged from the previously estimated range of approximately $240 million to $260 million.  The capital budget consists of approximately $200 million for tertiary and non-tertiary field investments and CO2 supply, plus approximately $50 million of estimated capitalized costs (including capitalized internal acquisition, exploration and development costs and pre-production tertiary startup costs). Of this combined capital expenditure amount, approximately $138 million (55%) has been incurred through the second quarter 2019, which is significantly less than cash flow from operations.

Based on the Company’s strong production performance during the first half of 2019 and expectations for the remainder of 2019, the Company increased the mid-point of its production guidance range to 58,250 BOE/d, from the previous mid-point of 58,000 BOE/d, and tightened its 2019 estimated production guidance range to 57,000 – 59,500 BOE/d (after adjusting approximately 400 BOE/d of estimated production for the second half of 2019 for the sale of Citronelle Field), from the previous estimate of 56,000 – 60,000 BOE/d.

On July 1, 2019, Denbury completed the sale of Citronelle Field for $10 million, while eliminating a similar amount of discounted future abandonment costs.  For the first six months of 2019, Citronelle Field produced approximately 400 BOE/d, and had one of the Company’s highest per-unit operating costs.

CONFERENCE CALL AND CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Denbury management will host a conference call to review and discuss second quarter 2019 financial and operating results, as well as financial and operating guidance for 2019, today, Wednesday, August 7, at 10:00 A.M. (Central).  Additionally, Denbury will post presentation materials on its website which will be referenced during the conference call.  Individuals who would like to participate should dial 800.230.1093 or 612.332.0226 ten minutes before the scheduled start time.  To access a live webcast of the conference call and accompanying slide presentation, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.denbury.com.  The webcast will be archived on the website, and a telephonic replay will be accessible for at least one month after the call by dialing 800.475.6701 or 320.365.3844 and entering confirmation number 426564.

Chris Kendall, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at EnerCom’s The Oil & Gas Conference on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 8:25 A.M. (Mountain Time).  An updated corporate presentation for the conference will be posted to the Company’s website the morning of Tuesday, August 13, 2019, and a link to the live webcast of the presentation will be available in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.denbury.com.

Denbury is an independent oil and natural gas company with operations focused in two key operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions.  The Company’s goal is to increase the value of its properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with the most significant emphasis relating to CO2 enhanced oil recovery operations.  For more information about Denbury, please visit www.denbury.com.

FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA TABLES AND RECONCILIATION SCHEDULES

Following are unaudited financial highlights for the comparative three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 and the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  All production volumes and dollars are expressed on a net revenue interest basis with gas volumes converted to equivalent barrels at 6:1.

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

The following information is based on GAAP reported earnings (along with additional required disclosures) included or to be included in the Company’s periodic reports:

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
In thousands, except per-share data 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Revenues and other income          
Oil sales $328,571  $373,286  $291,965  $620,536  $710,692 
Natural gas sales 1,850  2,279  2,612  4,462  4,894 
CO2 sales and transportation fees 7,986  6,715  8,570  16,556  14,267 
Purchased oil sales 2,591  346  215  2,806  1,403 
Other income 2,367  4,437  2,090  4,457  9,041 
Total revenues and other income 343,365  387,063  305,452  648,817  740,297 
Expenses          
Lease operating expenses 117,932  120,384  125,423  243,355  238,740 
Transportation and marketing expenses 11,236  10,062  10,773  22,009  20,555 
CO2 discovery and operating expenses 581  500  556  1,137  962 
Taxes other than income 25,517  27,234  23,785  49,302  54,553 
Purchased oil expenses 2,564  289  213  2,777  1,162 
General and administrative expenses 17,506  19,412  18,925  36,431  39,644 
Interest, net of amounts capitalized of $8,238, $8,851, $10,534, $18,772 and $17,303, respectively 20,416  16,208  17,398  37,814  33,447 
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 58,264  52,944  57,297  115,561  105,395 
Commodity derivatives expense (income) (24,760) 96,199  83,377  58,617  145,024 
Gain on debt extinguishment (100,346)     (100,346)  
Other expenses 2,386  4,178  4,138  6,524  7,564 
Total expenses 131,296  347,410  341,885  473,181  647,046 
Income (loss) before income taxes 212,069  39,653  (36,433) 175,636  93,251 
Income tax provision (benefit)          
Current income taxes 3,354  (754) (1,281) 2,073  (1,786)
Deferred income taxes 62,023  10,185  (9,478) 52,545  25,237 
Net income (loss) $146,692  $30,222  $(25,674) $121,018  $69,800 
           
Net income (loss) per common share          
Basic $0.32  $0.07  $(0.06) $0.27  $0.17 
Diluted $0.32  $0.07  $(0.06) $0.26  $0.15 
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding          
Basic 452,612  433,467  451,720  452,169  413,217 
Diluted 467,427  457,165  451,720  461,460  454,466 

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
In thousands 2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income $121,018  $69,800 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows from operating activities    
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 115,561  105,395 
Deferred income taxes 52,545  25,237 
Stock-based compensation 6,865  5,152 
Commodity derivatives expense 58,617  145,024 
Receipt (payment) on settlements of commodity derivatives 6,657  (88,127)
Gain on debt extinguishment (100,346)  
Debt issuance costs and discounts 2,901  2,268 
Other, net (57) (5,107)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions    
Accrued production receivable (9,909) (17,385)
Trade and other receivables (271) (320)
Other current and long-term assets (3,389) (5,627)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (33,320) 14,999 
Oil and natural gas production payable 1,746  (4,501)
Other liabilities (5,618) (1,182)
Net cash provided by operating activities 213,000  245,626 
     
Cash flows from investing activities    
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures (148,254) (134,458)
Pipelines and plants capital expenditures (10,591) (7,882)
Net proceeds from sales of oil and natural gas properties and equipment 431  2,077 
Other (725) 5,365 
Net cash used in investing activities (159,139) (134,898)
     
Cash flows from financing activities    
Bank repayments (281,000) (1,153,653)
Bank borrowings 361,000  1,093,653 
Interest payments treated as a reduction of debt (42,558) (37,233)
Payments upon settlement of notes exchange (120,007)  
Costs of debt financing (9,332)  
Pipeline financing and capital lease debt repayments (7,273) (12,625)
Other 12,899  (628)
Net cash used in financing activities (86,271) (110,486)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash (32,410) 242 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 54,949  15,992 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period $22,539  $16,234 

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

Reconciliation of net income (loss) (GAAP measure) to adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP measure provided as a supplement to present an alternative net income measure which excludes expense and income items (and their related tax effects) not directly related to the Company’s ongoing operations.  Management believes that adjusted net income (loss) may be helpful to investors by eliminating the impact of noncash and/or special or unusual items not indicative of the Company’s performance from period to period, and is widely used by the investment community, while also being used by management, in evaluating the comparability of the Company’s ongoing operational results and trends.  Adjusted net income should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or more meaningful than, net income or any other measure reported in accordance with GAAP, but rather to provide additional information useful in evaluating the Company’s operational trends and performance.

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, March 31,
  2019 2018 2019
In thousands, except per-share data Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share
Net income (loss) (GAAP measure)(1) $146,692  $0.32  $30,222  $0.07  $(25,674) $(0.06)
Adjustments to reconcile to adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)            
Noncash fair value losses (gains) on commodity derivatives(2) (26,309) (0.06) 41,429  0.09  91,583  0.20 
Gain on debt extinguishment(3) (100,346) (0.21)        
Other adjustments(4) 1,399  0.00  (26) 0.00  3,055  0.00 
Estimated income taxes on above adjustments to net income (loss) and other discrete tax items(5) 37,692  0.08  (10,654) (0.03) (23,708) (0.04)
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure) $59,128  $0.13  $60,971  $0.13  $45,256  $0.10 


  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2019 2018
In thousands, except per-share data Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share
Net Income (GAAP measure)(1) $121,018  $0.26  $69,800  $0.15 
Adjustments to reconcile to adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)        
Noncash fair value losses on commodity derivatives(2) 65,274  0.14  56,897  0.13 
Gain on debt extinguishment(3) (100,346) (0.22)    
Other adjustments(4) 4,454  0.01  2,049  0.00 
Estimated income taxes on above adjustments to net income and other discrete tax items(5) 13,984  0.04  (13,794) (0.03)
Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure) $104,384  $0.23  $114,952  $0.25 

(1) Diluted net income per common share includes the impact of potentially dilutive securities including nonvested restricted stock, nonvested performance-based equity awards, and shares into which the Company’s convertible senior notes are convertible.  The basic and diluted earnings per share calculations are included on page 10. 
(2) The net change between periods of the fair market values of open commodity derivative positions, excluding the impact of settlements on commodity derivatives during the period.
(3) Gain on extinguishment related to the Company’s June 2019 debt exchange.
(4) Other adjustments include (a) $1 million of transaction costs related to the Company’s privately negotiated debt exchanges and <$1 million of costs associated with the helium supply contract ruling during the three months ended June 30, 2019, (b) $3 million gain on land sales, offset by a similar amount of other expense accrued for litigation matters during the three months ended June 30, 2018, and (c) $1 million of expense related to an impairment of assets and <$1 million of costs associated with a helium supply contract court ruling during the three months ended March 31, 2019.  The six months ended June 30, 2018 were further impacted by $2 million of transaction costs related to the Company’s privately negotiated debt exchanges during the three months ended March 31, 2018.
(5) The estimated income tax impacts on adjustments to net income (loss) are generally computed based upon a statutory rate of 25% with the exception of (a) the periodic tax impacts of a shortfall (benefit) on the stock-based compensation deduction which totaled <$1 million and <($1) million during the three months ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively, and <$1 million and $1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and (b) $22 million of tax expense associated with the gain on debt extinguishment and $9 million of valuation allowances established against a portion of the Company’s business interest expense deduction during the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

BASIC AND DILUTED NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

  Three Months Ended
  June 30, March 31,
  2019 2018 2019
In thousands, except per-share data Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share
Numerator            
Net income – basic $146,692  $0.32  $30,222  $0.07  $(25,674) $(0.06)
Effect of potentially dilutive securities            
Interest on convertible senior notes, net of tax 548  0.00  130  0.00     
Net income – diluted $147,240  $0.32  $30,352  $0.07  $(25,674) $(0.06)
             
Denominator            
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic 452,612    433,467    451,720   
Effect of potentially dilutive securities            
Restricted stock and performance-based equity awards 2,835    8,586       
Convertible senior notes(1) 11,980    15,112       
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted 467,427    457,165    451,720   


  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2019 2018
In thousands, except per-share data Amount Per Diluted Share Amount Per Diluted Share
Numerator        
Net income – basic $121,018  $0.27  $69,800  $0.17 
Effect of potentially dilutive securities        
Interest on convertible senior notes, net of tax 548  (0.01) 539  (0.02)
Net income – diluted $121,566  $0.26  $70,339  $0.15 
         
Denominator        
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic 452,169    413,217   
Effect of potentially dilutive securities        
Restricted stock and performance-based equity awards 3,301    6,877   
Convertible senior notes(1) 5,990    34,372   
Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted 461,460    454,466   
  1. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, convertible senior notes represent the prorated portion of the approximately 91 million shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon full conversion of the Company’s convertible senior notes.

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

Reconciliation of cash flows from operations (GAAP measure) to adjusted cash flows from operations (non-GAAP measure) to adjusted cash flows from operations less interest treated as debt reduction (non-GAAP measure) and free cash flow (non-GAAP measure)

Adjusted cash flows from operations is a non-GAAP measure that represents cash flows provided by operations before changes in assets and liabilities, as summarized from the Company’s Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.  Adjusted cash flows from operations measures the cash flows earned or incurred from operating activities without regard to the collection or payment of associated receivables or payables.  Adjusted cash flows from operations less interest treated as debt reduction is an additional non-GAAP measure that removes interest associated with the Company’s senior secured second lien notes and convertible senior notes not reflected as interest expense for financial reporting purposes and other special items.  Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure that represents adjusted cash flows from operations less interest treated as debt reduction, development capital expenditures and capitalized interest, but before acquisitions.  Management believes that it is important to consider these additional measures, along with cash flows from operations, as it believes the non-GAAP measures can often be a better way to discuss changes in operating trends in its business caused by changes in production, prices, operating costs and related factors, without regard to whether the earned or incurred item was collected or paid during that period.

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
In thousands June 30, March 31, June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Net income (loss) (GAAP measure) $146,692  $30,222  $(25,674) $121,018  $69,800 
Adjustments to reconcile to adjusted cash flows from operations          
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 58,264  52,944  57,297  115,561  105,395 
Deferred income taxes 62,023  10,185  (9,478) 52,545  25,237 
Stock-based compensation 3,602  2,560  3,263  6,865  5,152 
Noncash fair value losses (gains) on commodity derivatives (26,309) 41,429  91,583  65,274  56,897 
Gain on debt extinguishment (100,346)     (100,346)  
Other 673  (3,138) 2,171  2,844  (2,839)
Adjusted cash flows from operations (non-GAAP measure) 144,599  134,202  119,162  263,761  259,642 
Net change in assets and liabilities relating to operations 4,035  19,797  (54,796) (50,761) (14,016)
Cash flows from operations (GAAP measure) $148,634  $153,999  $64,366  $213,000  $245,626 
           
Adjusted cash flows from operations (non-GAAP measure) $144,599  $134,202  $119,162  $263,761  $259,642 
Interest on notes treated as debt reduction (21,355) (21,614) (21,279) (42,634) (43,663)
Adjusted cash flows from operations less interest treated as debt reduction (non-GAAP measure) 123,244  112,588  97,883  221,127  215,979 
Development capital expenditures (76,856) (81,593) (61,163) (138,019) (129,220)
Capitalized interest (8,238) (8,851) (10,534) (18,772) (17,303)
Free cash flow (non-GAAP measure) $38,150  $22,144  $26,186  $64,336  $69,456 

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

Reconciliation of commodity derivatives income (expense) (GAAP measure) to noncash fair value gains (losses) on commodity derivatives (non-GAAP measure)

Noncash fair value adjustments on commodity derivatives is a non-GAAP measure and is different from “Commodity derivatives expense (income)” in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations in that the noncash fair value gains (losses) on commodity derivatives represents only the net change between periods of the fair market values of open commodity derivative positions, and excludes the impact of settlements on commodity derivatives during the period.  Management believes that noncash fair value gains (losses) on commodity derivatives is a useful supplemental disclosure to “Commodity derivatives expense (income)” because the GAAP measure also includes settlements on commodity derivatives during the period; the non-GAAP measure is widely used within the industry and by securities analysts, banks and credit rating agencies in calculating EBITDA and in adjusting net income (loss) to present those measures on a comparative basis across companies, as well as to assess compliance with certain debt covenants.

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
In thousands 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Receipt (payment) on settlements of commodity derivatives $(1,549) $(54,770) $8,206  $6,657  $(88,127)
Noncash fair value gains (losses) on commodity derivatives (non-GAAP measure) 26,309  (41,429) (91,583) (65,274) (56,897)
Commodity derivatives income (expense) (GAAP measure) $24,760  $(96,199) $(83,377) $(58,617) $(145,024)

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

Reconciliation of net income (loss) (GAAP measure) to Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP measure)

Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure which management uses and is calculated based upon (but not identical to) a financial covenant related to “Consolidated EBITDAX” in the Company’s senior secured bank credit facility, which excludes certain items that are included in net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.  Items excluded include interest, income taxes, depletion, depreciation, and amortization, and items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results such as items whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated or are non-recurring.  Management believes Adjusted EBITDAX may be helpful to investors in order to assess the Company’s operating performance as compared to that of other companies in the industry, without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical costs basis.  It is also commonly used by third parties to assess leverage and the Company’s ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures.  Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), cash flow from operations, or any other measure reported in accordance with GAAP.  The Company’s Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of another company because all companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDAX, EBITDAX or EBITDA in the same manner.  The following table presents a reconciliation of the Company’s net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDAX.

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
In thousands June 30, March 31, June 30,
 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Net income (loss) (GAAP measure) $146,692  $30,222  $(25,674) $121,018  $69,800 
Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted EBITDAX          
Interest expense 20,416  16,208  17,398  37,814  33,447 
Income tax expense (benefit) 65,377  9,431  (10,759) 54,618  23,451 
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 58,264  52,944  57,297  115,561  105,395 
Noncash fair value losses (gains) on commodity derivatives (26,309) 41,429  91,583  65,274  56,897 
Stock-based compensation 3,602  2,560  3,263  6,865  5,152 
Gain on debt extinguishment (100,346)     (100,346)  
Noncash, non-recurring and other 1,417  226  4,786  6,203  1,016 
Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP measure) $169,113  $153,020  $137,894  $307,007  $295,158 

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Production (daily – net of royalties)          
Oil (barrels) 58,034  60,109  57,414  57,726  59,236 
Gas (mcf) 10,111  11,314  10,827  10,467  11,607 
BOE (6:1) 59,719  61,994  59,218  59,470  61,171 
Unit sales price (excluding derivative settlements)          
Oil (per barrel) $62.22  $68.24  $56.50  $59.39  $66.29 
Gas (per mcf) 2.01  2.21  2.68  2.35  2.33 
BOE (6:1) 60.80  66.57  55.27  58.06  64.63 
Unit sales price (including derivative settlements)          
Oil (per barrel) $61.92  $58.23  $58.09  $60.03  $58.07 
Gas (per mcf) 2.01  2.21  2.68  2.35  2.33 
BOE (6:1) 60.52  56.86  56.81  58.68  56.67 
NYMEX differentials          
Gulf Coast region          
Oil (per barrel) $4.85  $1.12  $4.26  $4.55  $1.59 
Gas (per mcf) 0.10  0.04  (0.10) 0.00  0.07 
Rocky Mountain region          
Oil (per barrel) $(1.48) $(0.84) $(2.56) $(1.97) $(0.39)
Gas (per mcf) (1.13) (1.25) (0.28) (0.67) (1.08)
Total company          
Oil (per barrel) $2.35  $0.39  $1.63  $2.01  $0.87 
Gas (per mcf) (0.50) (0.62) (0.20) (0.34) (0.51)

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
Average Daily Volumes (BOE/d) (6:1) 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Tertiary oil production          
Gulf Coast region          
Delhi 4,486  4,391  4,474  4,480  4,281 
Hastings 5,466  5,716  5,539  5,502  5,710 
Heidelberg 4,082  4,330  3,987  4,035  4,387 
Oyster Bayou 4,394  4,961  4,740  4,566  5,008 
Tinsley 4,891  5,755  4,659  4,776  5,903 
West Yellow Creek 586  142  436  511  100 
Mature properties(1) 6,448  6,725  6,479  6,464  6,725 
Total Gulf Coast region 30,353  32,020  30,314  30,334  32,114 
Rocky Mountain region          
Bell Creek 5,951  4,010  4,650  5,304  4,030 
Salt Creek 2,078  2,049  2,057  2,067  2,026 
Other 41    52  46   
Total Rocky Mountain region 8,070  6,059  6,759  7,417  6,056 
Total tertiary oil production 38,423  38,079  37,073  37,751  38,170 
Non-tertiary oil and gas production          
Gulf Coast region          
Mississippi 1,025  901  1,034  1,030  888 
Texas 4,243  4,947  4,345  4,294  4,668 
Other 6    10  8  21 
Total Gulf Coast region 5,274  5,848  5,389  5,332  5,577 
Rocky Mountain region          
Cedar Creek Anticline 14,311  15,742  14,987  14,647  15,093 
Other 1,305  1,490  1,313  1,309  1,488 
Total Rocky Mountain region 15,616  17,232  16,300  15,956  16,581 
Total non-tertiary production 20,890  23,080  21,689  21,288  22,158 
Total continuing production 59,313  61,159  58,762  59,039  60,328 
Property sales          
Citronelle(2) 406  388  456  431  388 
Lockhart Crossing(3)   447      455 
Total production 59,719  61,994  59,218  59,470  61,171 
  1. Mature properties include Brookhaven, Cranfield, Eucutta, Little Creek, Mallalieu, Martinville, McComb and Soso fields.
  2. Includes production from Citronelle Field sold in July 2019.
  3. Includes production from Lockhart Crossing Field sold in the third quarter of 2018.

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
PER-BOE DATA (UNAUDITED)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Oil and natural gas revenues $60.80  $66.57  $55.27  $58.06  $64.63 
Receipt (payment) on settlements of commodity derivatives (0.28) (9.71) 1.54  0.62  (7.96)
Lease operating expenses (21.70) (21.34) (23.53) (22.61) (21.56)
Production and ad valorem taxes (4.33) (4.50) (4.13) (4.23) (4.55)
Transportation and marketing expenses (2.07) (1.78) (2.02) (2.04) (1.86)
Production netback 32.42  29.24  27.13  29.80  28.70 
CO2 sales, net of operating and exploration expenses 1.36  1.10  1.51  1.43  1.20 
General and administrative expenses (3.22) (3.44) (3.55) (3.38) (3.58)
Interest expense, net (3.76) (2.87) (3.26) (3.51) (3.02)
Other (0.19) (0.24) 0.53  0.17  0.15 
Changes in assets and liabilities relating to operations 0.74  3.51  (10.28) (4.72) (1.27)
Cash flows from operations 27.35  27.30  12.08  19.79  22.18 
DD&A (10.72) (9.38) (10.75) (10.74) (9.52)
Deferred income taxes (11.41) (1.81) 1.78  (4.88) (2.28)
Gain on debt extinguishment 18.46      9.32   
Noncash fair value gains (losses) on commodity derivatives 4.84  (7.34) (17.18) (6.07) (5.14)
Other noncash items (1.53) (3.41) 9.25  3.82  1.06 
Net income (loss) $26.99  $5.36  $(4.82) $11.24  $6.30 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE SUMMARY (UNAUDITED)(1)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
In thousands 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Capital expenditure summary          
Tertiary oil fields $28,758  $45,813  $26,028  $54,786  $64,086 
Non-tertiary fields 14,880  17,817  21,674  36,554  32,739 
Capitalized internal costs(2) 12,324  8,662  11,890  24,214  22,747 
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures 55,962  72,292  59,592  115,554  119,572 
CO2 pipelines, sources and other 20,894  9,301  1,571  22,465  9,648 
Capital expenditures, before acquisitions and capitalized interest 76,856  81,593  61,163  138,019  129,220 
Acquisitions of oil and natural gas properties 68  (14) 29  97  21 
Capital expenditures, before capitalized interest 76,924  81,579  61,192  138,116  129,241 
Capitalized interest 8,238  8,851  10,534  18,772  17,303 
Capital expenditures, total $85,162  $90,430  $71,726  $156,888  $146,544 
  1. Capital expenditure amounts include accrued capital.
  2. Includes capitalized internal acquisition, exploration and development costs and pre-production tertiary startup costs.

DENBURY RESOURCES INC.
INTEREST AND FINANCING EXPENSES (UNAUDITED)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
In thousands 2019 2018 2019 2019 2018
Cash interest(1) $48,371  $45,542  $47,948  $96,319  $92,145 
Interest not reflected as expense for financial reporting purposes(1) (21,355) (21,614) (21,279) (42,634) (43,663)
Noncash interest expense 1,194  1,131  1,263  2,457  2,268 
Amortization of debt discount(2) 444      444   
Less: capitalized interest (8,238) (8,851) (10,534) (18,772) (17,303)
Interest expense, net $20,416  $16,208  $17,398  $37,814  $33,447 
  1. Cash interest includes interest which is paid semiannually on the Company’s 9% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2021, 9¼% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2022, and the Company’s previously outstanding 5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 and 3½% Convertible Senior Notes due 2024.  As a result of the accounting for certain exchange transactions in previous years, most of the future interest related to these notes was recorded as debt as of the debt issuance dates, which is reduced as semiannual interest payments are made, and therefore not reflected as interest for financial reporting purposes.
  2. Represents the amortization of debt discounts related to the Company’s 7¾% Senior Secured Notes and 2024 Convertible Senior Notes issued in June 2019.  In accordance with FASC 470-50, Modifications and Extinguishments, the 7¾% Senior Secured Notes and new 2024 Convertible Senior Notes were recorded on the Company’s balance sheet at a discount of $30 million and $80 million, respectively, which will be amortized as interest expense over the term of the notes.

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA (UNAUDITED)

  June 30, December 31,
In thousands 2019 2018
Cash and cash equivalents $341  $38,560 
Total assets 4,732,034  4,723,222 
     
Borrowings under senior secured bank credit facility $80,000  $ 
Borrowings under senior secured second lien notes (principal only)(1) 1,623,251  1,520,587 
Borrowings under senior convertible notes (principal only)(2) 245,548   
Borrowings under senior subordinated notes (principal only) 357,783  826,185 
Financing and capital leases 174,310  185,435 
Total debt (principal only) $2,480,892  $2,532,207 
     
Total stockholders’ equity $1,270,676  $1,141,777 
  1. Excludes $208 million and $250 million of future interest payable on the notes as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 accounted for as debt for financial reporting purposes and also excludes a $29 million discount to par on the 7¾% Senior Secured Notes as of June 30, 2019.
  2. Excludes an $80 million discount to par on the 2024 Convertible Senior Notes as of June 30, 2019.

 

DENBURY CONTACTS:
Mark C. Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 972.673.2000
John Mayer, Director of Investor Relations, 972.673.2383

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