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Energen Estimates Annual Production to Grow 20% a Year, 2017-2019

4Q17 Exit Rate Expected to Exceed 4Q16 Exit Rate by Over 40%

New Delaware Basin Wells with Generation 3 Completions Show Substantial, Early Production Uplift

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

3Q16

  • Production of 56.6 mboepd exceeded guidance midpoint by 2%; CY16 production guidance midpoint increased to 54.3 mboepd
  • Cost efficiencies continued to be realized as per-unit LOE and SG&A outperformed guidance midpoint by 10 percent
  • Energen has acquired ≈7,900 net acres YTD in Delaware and Midland basin focus areas at average cost of less than $14,600/acre

2017 OUTLOOK

  • Estimated annual production growth increased to 20%
  • Assumes Generation 3 completion costs but not potential Generation 3 production uplift
  • 4Q17 vs 4Q16 exit rate estimated to increase more than 40%
  • Drilling and development capital estimated to range from $700-$800 million for 5- to 7-rig program and completion of DUCs
  • Hedge position strengthened with additional 3-way oil collars, natural gas basin-specific contracts, and NGL swaps

3-YEAR OUTLOOK

  • Annual production estimated to grow at 3-year CAGR of just over 20% without Generation 3 production uplift
  • 2019 production estimated to approach 100 mboepd
  • Drilling and development capital estimated to range from $900 million to $1 billion in 2019
  • At recent strip prices, company estimates it will be near cash flow-neutral in 2018
  • YE19 EBITDAX estimated to be close to $1 billion (3-year CAGR: more than 50%)

WELL RESULTS

  • More than 30% uplift (vs 2,000 mboe EUR type curve for a 10,000’ lateral well) from 2 new Delaware Basin wells after 30 days and 20 days of cumulative production, respectively; suggests excellent early response to Generation 3 completions
  • With 90 days of production history (normalized to 7,500’), the average cumulative production of 12 Lower Spraberry wells completed in Martin County in 1H16 with Generation 2 frac design continues to track the 900 mboe EUR type curve
  • The average cumulative production of 9 Glasscock County Wolfcamp A/B wells completed in 1H16 with Generation 2 frac design exceeds the 890 mboe type curve by more than 20% after 120 days

NOTE: 3Q16 supplemental slides available at www.energen.com

For the 3 months ended September 30, 2016, Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) reported GAAP net income from all operations of $53.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share. Excluding mark-to-market derivatives losses, income from the sale of properties, and pension expenses, Energen’s adjusted loss in 3Q16 totaled $(21.4) million, or $(0.22) per diluted share. This compares with adjusted income in 3Q15 of $32.4 million, or $0.41 per diluted share. [See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 9 for more information and reconciliation.]

       
Reconciliation of Consolidated GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations
[See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 9 for more information]
               
      3Q16       3Q15
      $M     $/dil. sh.       $M     $/dil. sh.
Net Income/(Loss) All Operations (GAAP)     $ 53,314       $ 0.55       $ (227,904 )     $ (2.89 )
Less: Non-cash mark-to-market gains/(losses)       16,142         0.17         (784 )       (0.01 )
Less: Asset impairments       (277 )     nm         (250,582 )       (3.18 )
Less: Pension settlement and RIF settlement expenses       (332 )     nm         (601 )       (0.01 )
Less: Income/(loss) associated 2016 asset sales       59,213         0.61         (8,299 )       (0.11 )
Adj. Income Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)     $ (21,432 )     $ (0.22 )     $ 32,362       $ 0.41  

Note: Per share amounts may not sum due to rounding

 

Energen’s adjusted 3Q16 per-share loss was 24 percent better than internal expectations largely due to lower-than-expected operating expenses and better-than-expected production. Per-unit lease operating expense (LOE) was 10 percent better-than-expected and benefited largely from lower workover expense and lower water disposal and other costs; net salaries and general and administrative expense (SG&A) also was 10 percent better-than-expected per-unit due to a wide variety of cost reductions partially offset by higher non-cash compensation. Exploration expense was below budget primarily due to the timing of geological and geophysical costs.

Production in 3Q16 totaled 56.6 thousand barrels of oil equivalents per day (mboepd) and exceeded the production guidance midpoint of 55.4 mboepd by 2.0 percent; production in the Midland and Delaware basins exceeded budget by 3 percent, while Central Basin Platform production fell short of expectations by 3 percent. Actual and guidance production numbers exclude all 2016 property sales.

Energen’s adjusted EBITDAX totaled $84.8 million in the 3rd quarter of 2016 and exceeded internal expectations by 11 percent. In the same period a year ago, Energen’s adjusted EBITDAX totaled $196.4 million. [See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 9 for more information and reconciliation.]

2016 Capital Plan

Drilling is under way in the Midland and Delaware basins on some 56-59 net wells with long lateral lengths and high working interests that currently are scheduled to be completed in 1H17 using Generation 3 frac designs. In the Midland Basin, the new drills also will test varying spacing concepts as the company works to identify the optimal number of wells that can be drilled and completed in a density-pattern development program.

The pace of drilling in the Midland Basin is ahead of schedule, and the company may opt to accelerate its completion schedule there by moving ahead with 8 completions before year-end 2016. Energen estimates that capital investment associated with drilling and development activity in 2016 could range from $440-$485 million depending on the number of new drills and completions.

The majority of new drills in 2H16 in the Midland Basin are 10,000-plus foot lateral-length wells in Martin County targeting the Jo Mill, Middle Spraberry, Lower Spraberry and Wolfcamp A and B zones. The average working interest of the new drills is estimated to exceed 98 percent.

In the core central Delaware Basin, new drills focus on the Wolfcamp A and B in Reeves and Loving counties and have an average lateral length greater than 9,500’. Energen’s working interest in the new drills in the Delaware Basin is approximately 100 percent. At year-end 2016, the company estimates that it will have 33-41 gross and net horizontal DUCs in the Midland Basin and 19-20 gross and net horizontal DUCs in the Delaware Basin.

           

2016 Drilling and Development Capital Summary

                           
 

 

2016e Capital

($MM)

Wells to be Drilled       Wells Completions  
          Operated Gross (Net)       Operated Gross (Net)  
Midland Basin     $ 300-340      

49 (48) – 51 (50)

 *

   

56 (55) – 66 (65)

 †

Delaware Basin     $ 130-135      

23 (23) – 24 (24)

 **

    4 (4)  
ARO/Other     $ 10                  
                           
Drilling & Development Capital    

$

440-485

¹

   

72 (71) – 75 (74)

      60 (59) – 70 (69)  

¹

Includes approximately $35 mm for facilities in the Midland Basin, $25 mm for facilities in the Delaware Basin and $10 mm for non-operated activities and miscellaneous items

*

Includes 6 gross (6 net) vertical wells to hold acreage and 3 gross (2 net) horizontal wells to hold new leasehold, 1 gross (1 net) well to complete a pad, 2 gross (2 net) wells to hold acreage, and 37-39 gross (37-39 net) new drills in 2H16

**

Includes 4 gross (4 net) horizontal wells to hold acreage and 19-20 gross and net new drills in 2H16

Includes 6 gross (6 net) vertical wells, 3 gross (2 net) horizontal wells to hold new leasehold, 47 gross

(47 net) development program completions in 1H16, 2 gross (2 net) wells to hold leasehold, and up to 8 gross and net completions in 2H16 from new drills

 

In addition to drilling and development, Energen continues to acquire leasehold in the Delaware and Midland basins. Through October 2016, Energen has invested approximately $115 million to add some 7,900 net acres in its focus areas in the Delaware and Midland basins at an average cost of less than $14,600 per acre. Approximately $20 million has been invested for lease renewals, mineral interests, and miscellaneous related items.

2017 Guidance

Energen estimates that it will invest $700-$800 million in 2017 to complete its YE2016 DUC inventory, run 5-7 horizontal rigs in the Midland and Delaware basins, and generate 20 percent, year-over-year production growth. The capital estimate assumes recent strip prices, the company’s updated hedge position (see pp 7), and additional capital for Generation 3 fracs. Estimated production could be higher, as it currently does not assume production uplift from Generation 3 fracs. The company also estimates that 2017 production will grow sequentially from the first quarter through the fourth quarter, with the 4Q17 exit rate up more than 40 percent from 4Q16.

3-Year Outlook

Looking further into the future, Energen management believes the quality of its deep inventory in the Midland and Delaware basins supports a compound annual production growth rate of more than 20 percent. This growth comes as Energen further de-levers its outstanding balance sheet at the same time it increases capital investment to bring forward the value of its inventory.

Energen expects production to approach 100 mboepd by year-end 2019, almost doubling its current 2016 estimated production midpoint of 54.3 mboepd. Production growth estimates do not assume production uplift from Generation 3 fracs.

At recent strip prices, Energen estimates that its capital plans for 2017-2019 support increasing annual capital investment up to a range of $900 million to $1 billion in 2019; the company further estimates that it will be near cash-flow neutral at recent strip prices beginning in 2018. Energen’s EBITDAX at year-end 2019 is estimated to be close to $1 billion, representing a 3-year CAGR in excess of 50 percent a year. (Oil prices used in 3-year outlook reflect recent strip of $52.75 per barrel in 2017, $54.50 in 2018, and $55.25 in 2019).

Early Positive Response to Generation 3 Completions in Delaware Basin

Energen’s first Wolfcamp A and Wolfcamp B wells in the Delaware Basin to use Generation 3 fracs are performing extremely well in early days. Through the first 30 days and 20 days of cumulative production, respectively, each well is tracking more than 30 percent above the 2.0 mmboe EUR type curve for a 10,000’ lateral length well.

Energen drilled and completed four wells in 2016 to hold core Delaware Basin acreage. The Checkers St. 54-12-21 701H, targeting the Wolfcamp B interval, was drilled in Reeves County to a completed lateral length of 9,389’. Its peak 24-hour IP was 2,384 boepd (3-stream), with oil comprising 61 percent of the product mix. Its peak 30-day average rate was 2,072 boepd (3-stream), with oil comprising 58 percent of the product mix.

The Razorback NW 33-77 604H is a Wolfcamp A well drilled in Loving County to a completed lateral length of 8,962’. Its peak 24-hour IP was 3,111 boepd (3-stream), with oil comprising 27 percent of the product mix. Its peak 20-day average rate was 2,549 boepd (3-stream), with oil comprising 26 percent of the product mix.

Based on preliminary flowback data, the other two wells (targeting the Wolfcamp B zone in Loving County) are expected to have a similar product mix to the neighboring Razorback 604H. These three wells are located in a confined area of approximately 2,500 net acres that has a higher gas-to-oil ratio than the bulk of the company’s core Delaware Basin footprint.

Midland Basin Well Results Continue to Outperform

With 90 days of production history (normalized to 7,500’), the average cumulative production of 12 Lower Spraberry wells completed in Martin County in 1H16 with a Generation 2 frac design continues to track the 900 mboe EUR type curve. And the average cumulative production of 9 Glasscock County Wolfcamp A/B wells completed in 1H16 with a Generation 2 frac design exceeds the 890 mboe type curve by more than 20 percent after 120 days.

The company is very encouraged by the performance of these Midland Basin wells, which are helping the company understand the optimal spacing and completion design for wells drilled in density patterns across multiple producing zones.

3rd Quarter 2016 Results

Production (excluding 2016 asset sales) (mboepd)

                                 
Commodity     3Q16     3Q16 Guidance Mdpt     3Q15 2Q16     1Q16
Oil     35.8     35.9     36.0 36.5     33.6
NGL     10.4     9.4     9.1 9.4     8.3
Natural Gas     10.3     10.1     9.9 10.2     10.4
Total     56.6     55.4     55.1 56.0     52.3
               
                                 
Area     3Q16     3Q16 Guidance Mdpt     3Q15 2Q16     1Q16
Midland Basin     38.2     36.9     32.3 37.1     33.0
Horizontal     29.2     28.4     21.1 28.5     23.3
Vertical     9.0     8.5     11.1 8.6     9.7
Delaware Basin     9.6     9.5     13.1 9.8     10.3
Central Basin/Other     8.7     9.0     9.7 9.1     9.0
Total     56.6     55.4     55.1 56.0     52.3

Note: Totals in production tables above may not sum due to rounding.

               
           

Average Realized Sales Prices (excluding 2016 asset sales)

                   
Commodity     3Q16     3Q15     % Change
Oil (per barrel)     $ 40.38     $ 74.28     (46)
NGL (per gallon)     $ 0.29     $ 0.25     16
Natural Gas (per Mcf)     $ 2.16     $ 4.04     (47)
 
           

Average Prices Before Effects of Hedges (excluding 2016 asset sales)

                   
Commodity     3Q16     3Q15     % Change
Oil (per barrel)     $ 41.63     $ 44.65     (7)
NGL (per gallon)     $ 0.29     $ 0.25     16
Natural Gas (per Mcf)     $ 2.25     $ 2.17     4
 
       

Expenses (excluding 2016 asset sales)

             
Per BOE, except where noted     3Q16     3Q15
LOE (including marketing and transportation)     $ 7.89     $ 9.22
Production & ad valorem taxes     $ 1.99     $ 2.25
DD&A     $ 20.52     $ 26.60
Net SG&A     $ 4.08     $ 4.30
Interest ($MM)     $ 9.0     $ 10.1

Excludes $0.10 per boe in 3Q16 for RIF settlement expenses and $0.18 per BOE in 3Q15 for pension and pension settlement expenses.

 

Liquidity Update

As of September 30, 2016, Energen had cash of $447.9 million and long-term debt of $551.3 million; the company had nothing drawn on its recently renewed $1.05 billion line of credit. Energen estimates that its total net debt-to-2016 adjusted EBITDAX will be approximately 0.8x.

4Q16 and CY16 Financial and Production Guidance

Energen’s Estimated Expenses (excluding 2016 asset sales):

       
             
Per BOE, except where noted     4Q16     CY16
LOE (production costs, marketing & transportation)     $9.15-$9.45     $8.00- $8.40
Production & ad valorem taxes (% of revenues, excluding hedges)     6.9%     7.0%
DD&A expense*     $20.15-$20.55     $21.10-$21.60
Salaries and general & administrative expense, net     $4.60-$4.90     $4.30-$4.60†
Exploration expense (seismic, delay rentals, etc.)     $0.95-$1.05     $0.30-$0.35
Interest expense ($MM)     $8.9-$9.1     $36.5-$37.5
FF&E depreciation ($MM)     $1.2-$1.4     $4.8-$5.0
Accretion of discount on ARO ($MM)     $1.5-$1.7     $6.1-$6.3
Effective tax rate (%)     33%-35%     33%-35%

*

DD&A expense does not reflect a potential negative 4Q look-back adjustment

Excludes $0.44 per boe in CY16 for pension settlement and RIF settlement expenses

 

LOE per boe in CY16 is estimated to range from $5.95-$6.30 in the Midland Basin, $7.45-$7.80 in the Delaware Basin, and $17.00-$17.30 in the Central Basin Platform. Production and ad valorem taxes in CY16, as a percent of revenues excluding hedges, are estimated to be 6.7 percent in the Midland Basin, 7.0 percent in the Central Basin Platform, and 7.8 percent in the Delaware Basin.

Net SG&A per boe in CY16 (excluding pension settlement and RIF settlement expenses) is estimated to be comprised of cash of $3.30-$3.50 per boe and non-cash, equity-based compensation of $1.00-$1.10 per boe.

Production is estimated to range from 52.0-52.4 mboepd in 4Q16. The production guidance midpoint for the year is essentially unchanged and is estimated to fall within a range of 53.9-54.7 mboepd. For all applicable periods, production excludes all 2016 asset sales.

       

Production by Basin (excluding 2016 asset sales) (mboepd)

             
Area    

4Q16e Guidance
Midpoint

   

2016e Guidance
Midpoint

Midland Basin     32.9     35.3
Horizontal     24.8     26.4
Vertical     8.1     8.8
Delaware Basin     10.4     10.0
Central Basin Platform/Other     8.9     9.0
Total     52.2     54.3

NOTE: Totals may not sum due to rounding

 
       

Production by Commodity (excluding 2016 asset sales) (mboepd)

             
Commodity     4Q16e Guidance Midpoint     2016e Guidance Midpoint
Oil     33.4     34.9
NGL     9.1     9.3
Gas     9.7     10.1
Total Production     52.2     54.3

NOTE: Totals may not sum due to rounding

 
                 

4Q16 Hedge Positions

                             
Commodity     Hedge Volumes     Production @ Midpoint     Hedge %     NYMEXe Price
Oil     2.3 mmbo     3.1 mmbo     74    

$

 

45.23 per barrel

Natural Gas     1.8 bcf     5.4 bcf     33    

$

 

2.55 per mcf

NOTE: Includes known actuals

 
             
Differential     Hedge Volumes     Avg. Price (per barrel)
WTS Midland to WTI Cushing (sour)     0.5 mmbo     $ (1.64)
WTI Midland to WTI Cushing (sweet)     1.9 mmbo     $ (1.92)

NOTE: Approximately 78% of 4Q16 oil production is “sweet”

       

In the tables above, basin-specific contract prices for natural gas have been converted for comparability purposes to a NYMEX-equivalent price by adding to them Energen’s assumed basis differentials.

       

Estimated Price Realizations (pre-hedge):

             
      4Q16     CY16
Crude oil (% of NYMEX/WTI)     92%     92%
NGL (after T&F) (% of NYMEX/WTI)     32%     29%
Natural gas (% of NYMEX/Henry Hub)     79%     78%
 

Average realized prices will reflect commodity and basis hedges; oil transportation charges of approximately $2.45 per barrel; NGL transportation and fractionation fees of approximately $0.12 per gallon; gas and oil basis differentials applicable to unhedged production. In addition, natural gas and NGL production is subject to a percent of proceeds contract of approximately 85%.

Energen’s assumed commodity prices for unhedged production for the remainder of the year (November-December) are: $50.00 per barrel of oil, $0.58 per gallon of NGL, and $3.35 per Mcf of gas. Assumed prices for unhedged Midland to Cushing basis differentials for sweet and sour oil are $(0.30) and $(1.13), respectively. And the assumed gas basis assumption for all open contracts is $(0.26) per Mcf.

Relative to the company’s price assumptions: every $1.00 per barrel change in the price of oil for the remainder of the year is estimated to impact the company’s EBITDAX by approximately $0.7 million; every $0.01 per gallon change in the average price of NGL for the remainder of the year is estimated to have an impact of approximately $0.3 million; and every $0.10 per Mcf change in the price of natural gas for the remainder of the year is estimated to have an impact of approximately $0.2 million.

2017 Hedge Position Strengthened

Energen has continued to increase its 2017 oil and gas hedge positions by adding 3-way oil collars and gas swaps. The company also has started layering in hedges for some of its NGL production.

       

Energen’s total oil hedge position for 2017 is as follows:

             
Oil     2017 Hedge Volumes¹     Avg. NYMEX Price
Swaps     4.1 mmbo     $ 47.97 per barrel
Three way Collars²     4.8 mmbo      
Call Price           $ 62.18 per barrel
Put Price           $ 45.00 per barrel
Short Put Price           $ 35.00 per barrel

¹

Hedges are distributed equally throughout the year by month

²

When the NYMEX price is above the call price, Energen receives the call price; when the NYMEX price is between the call price and the put price, Energen receives the NYMEX price; when the NYMEX price is between the put price and the short put price, Energen receives the put price; and when the NYMEX price is below the short put price, Energen receives the NYMEX price plus the difference between the put price and the short put price.

 
       

Energen’s total natural gas and NGL hedge positions for 2017 are as follows:

             
Commodity     2017 Hedge Volumes     Avg. NYMEXe Price
Natural gas     14.7 Bcf     $ 3.05 per Mcf
NGL     45.4 MM gallons     $ 0.52 per gallon
 

Energen also has hedged the Midland to Cushing differential on approximately 5.8 million barrels of its sweet oil production in 2017 at an average price of (0.59).

Supplemental Slides and Conference Call

3Q16 supplemental slides associated with Energen’s quarterly release and conference call are available at www.energen.com. Energen will hold its quarterly conference call Friday, November 4, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Members of the investment community may participate by calling 1-877-407-8289 (reference Energen earnings call). A live audio Webcast of the program as well as a replay may be accessed via www.energen.com.

Energen Corporation is an oil-focused exploration and production company with operations in the Permian Basin in west Texas. For more information, go to www.energen.com.

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: The SEC permits oil and gas companies to disclose in SEC filings only proved, probable and possible reserves that meet the SEC’s definitions for such terms, and price and cost sensitivities for such reserves, and prohibits disclosure of resources that do not constitute such reserves. Outside of SEC filings, we use the terms “estimated ultimate recovery” or “EUR,” reserve or resource “potential,” “contingent resources” and other descriptions of volumes of non-proved reserves or resources potentially recoverable through additional drilling or recovery techniques. These estimates are inherently more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and are subject to substantially greater risk of actually being realized. We have not risked EUR estimates, potential drilling locations, and resource potential estimates. Actual locations drilled and quantities that may be ultimately recovered may differ substantially from estimates. We make no commitment to drill all of the drilling locations that have been attributed these quantities. Factors affecting ultimate recovery include the scope of our on-going drilling program, which will be directly affected by the availability of capital, drilling, and production costs, availability of drilling and completion services and equipment, drilling results, lease expirations, regulatory approvals, and geological and mechanical factors. Estimates of unproved reserves, type/decline curves, per-well EURs, and resource potential may change significantly as development of our oil and gas assets provides additional data. Additionally, initial production rates contained in this news release are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels.

Financial, operating, and support data pertaining to all reporting periods included in this release are unaudited and subject to revision.

       

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Net Income is a Non-GAAP financial measure (GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles) which excludes the effects of certain non-cash mark-to-market derivative financial instruments. Adjusted  income from continuing operations further excludes impairment losses, expenses related to the 2016 reductions in force, certain pension and pension settlement expenses and income and losses associated with 2016 property sales. Energen believes that excluding the impact of these items is more useful to analysts and investors in comparing the results of operations and operational trends between reporting periods and relative to other oil and gas producing companies.

       
   
 
Three Months Ended 9/30/2016
Energen Net Income ($ in millions except per share data)     Net Income    

Per Diluted
Share

Net Income All Operations (GAAP) 53.3     0.55
Non-cash mark-to-market gains (net of $8.9 tax) (16.1 ) (0.17 )
Asset impairment, other (net of $0.3 tax) 0.3 0.00
Reduction in force expenses (net of $0.2 tax) 0.3 0.00
Income associated with 2016 property sales (net of $32.3 tax)     (59.2 )     (0.61 )
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)     (21.4 )     (0.22 )
 
       
Three Months Ended 9/30/2015
Energen Net Income ($ in millions except per share data)     Net Income    

Per Diluted
Share

Net Income (Loss) All Operations (GAAP) (227.9 ) (2.89 )
Non-cash mark-to-market losses (net of $0.4 tax) 0.8 0.01
Asset impairment, other (net of $141.3 tax) 250.6 3.18
Pension and pension settlement expenses (net of $0.3 tax) 0.6 0.01

Loss associated with 2016 property sales (net of $4.7 tax)

    8.3       0.11  
Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)     32.4       0.41  
 
Note: Amounts may not sum due to rounding
 
             

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and exploration expenses (EBITDAX) is a Non-GAAP financial measure (GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles).  Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations further excludes expenses related to the 2016 reductions in force, certain pension and pension settlement expenses, income and losses associated with  2016 property sales, impairment losses and certain non-cash mark-to-market derivative financial  instruments. Energen believes these measures allow analysts and investors to understand the financial performance of the company from core business operations, without including the effects of capital structure, tax rates and depreciation. Further, this measure is useful in comparing the company and other oil and gas producing companies.

             
       
       
Reconciliation To GAAP Information Three Months Ended 9/30
($ in millions)     2016     2015
 
Energen Net Income (Loss) (GAAP) 53.3 (227.9 )
(Income) Loss associated with 2016 property sales, net of tax     (59.2 )     8.3  
Net Income (Loss) Excluding 2016 Property Sales (Non-GAAP)     (5.9 )     (219.6 )
Interest expense 9.0 10.1
Income tax expense (benefit) * (3.9 ) (125.7 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization * 108.0 136.1
Accretion expense * 1.6 1.5
Exploration expense * 0.0 0.0
Adjustment for asset impairment * 0.6 391.9
Adjustment for mark-to-market (gains) losses (25.0 ) 1.2
 
Adjustment for reduction in force and pension and pension settlement expenses     0.5       0.9  
Energen Adjusted EBITDAX from Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)     84.8       196.4  
 
Note: Amounts may not sum due to rounding
 
* Amount adjusted to exclude 2016 property sales in either current or prior period. See reconciliation to GAAP Information for the Three Months Ended 9/30/2016 and 9/30/2015.
 
                           

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The consolidated statement of income excluding certain divestments is a Non-GAAP financial measure (GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles).  Energen believes excluding information associated with 2016 property sales provides analysts and investors useful information to understand the financial performance of the company from ongoing business operations.  Further, this information is useful in comparing the company and other oil and gas producing companies operating primarily in the Permian Basin.

                           
                 
 
Energen Net Income (Loss) Excluding 2016 Property Sales
Reconciliation to GAAP Information Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016
(in thousands except per share and production data)                            
GAAP     $/BOE     2016 Property Sales       Non-GAAP     $/BOE
Revenues    
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales $ 163,973 $ 2,162 $ 161,811
Gain (loss) on derivative instruments       20,412               -           20,412        
Total Revenues       184,385               2,162           182,223        
Operating Costs and Expenses
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production 42,280 $ 7.98 1,253 41,027 $ 7.89
Production and ad valorem taxes 10,987 $ 2.07 621 10,366 $ 1.99
O&G Depreciation, depletion and amortization 106,989 $ 20.19 215 106,774 $ 20.52
FF&E Depreciation, depletion and amortization 1,178 $ 0.22 - 1,178 $ 0.23
Asset impairment 587 - 587
Exploration 18 6 12
General and administrative † 21,710 $ 4.10 (53 ) 21,763 $ 4.18
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,556 1 1,555
(Gain) loss on sale of assets and other       (91,222 )             (91,371 )         149        
Total costs and expenses       94,083               (89,328 )         183,411        
Operating Income (Loss)       90,302               91,490           (1,188 )      
Other Income/(Expense)
Interest expense (8,987 ) - (8,987 )
Other income       421               12           409        
Total other expense       (8,566 )             12           (8,578 )      
 
Loss Before Income Taxes 81,736 91,502 (9,766 )
Income tax expense (benefit)       28,422               32,289           (3,867 )      
Net Income (Loss)     $ 53,314             $ 59,213         $ (5,899 )      
                                 
Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ 0.55             $ 0.60         $ (0.06 )      
                                 
Basic earning Per Average Common Share     $ 0.55             $ 0.60         $ (0.06 )      
 
Oil 3,325 30 3,295
NGL 980 22 958
Natural Gas       993               43           950        
Total Production (mboe)       5,298               95           5,203        
Total Production (boepd)       57,587               1,033           56,554        
 
Note: Amounts may not sum due to rounding
 
† General and administrative includes $515 or $0.10 per BOE of expense related to the reductions in force
 
                         

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The consolidated statement of income excluding certain divestments is a Non-GAAP financial measure (GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles).  Energen believes excluding information associated with 2016 property sales provides analysts and investors useful information to understand the financial performance of the company from ongoing business operations.  Further, this information is useful in comparing the company and other oil and gas producing companies operating primarily in the Permian Basin.

                         
               
 
Energen Net Income (Loss) Excluding 2016 Property Sales
Reconciliation to GAAP Information Three Months Ended
September 30, 2015
(in thousands except per share and production data)                          
GAAP     $/BOE     2016 Property Sales     Non-GAAP     $/BOE
Revenues    
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales $ 188,398 $ 19,758 $ 168,640
Gain (loss) on derivative instruments       107,173               -         107,173        
Total Revenues       295,571               19,758         275,813        
Operating Costs and Expenses
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production 54,598 $ 9.26 7,918 46,680 $ 9.22
Production and ad valorem taxes 13,366 $ 2.27 1,951 11,415 $ 2.25
O&G Depreciation, depletion and amortization 148,298 $ 25.17 13,556 134,742 $ 26.60
FF&E Depreciation, depletion and amortization 1,483 $ 0.25 104 1,379 $ 0.27
Asset impairment 399,394 7,548 391,846
Exploration 493 454 39
General and administrative † 23,631 $ 4.01 904 22,727 $ 4.49
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,700 242 1,458
(Gain) loss on sale of assets and other       822               81         741        
Total costs and expenses       643,785               32,758         611,027        
Operating Income (Loss)       (348,214 )             (13,000 )       (335,214 )      
Other Income/(Expense)
Interest expense (10,084 ) - (10,084 )
Other income       56               36         20        
Total other expense       (10,028 )             36         (10,064 )      
 
Loss Before Income Taxes (358,242 ) (12,964 ) (345,278 )
Income tax expense (benefit)       (130,338 )             (4,665 )       (125,673 )      
Net Income (Loss)     $ (227,904 )           $ (8,299 )     $ (219,605 )      
                               
Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ (2.89 )           $ (0.10 )     $ (2.79 )      
                               
Basic earning Per Average Common Share     $ (2.89 )           $ (0.10 )     $ (2.79 )      
 
Oil 3,610 300 3,310
NGL 1,056 215 841
Natural Gas       1,227               313         914        
Total Production (mboe)       5,893               828         5,065        
Total Production (boepd)       64,054               9,000         55,054        
 
Note: Amounts may not sum due to rounding
 
† General and administrative includes $934 or $0.18 per BOE of pension and pension settlement expense
 
                   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Excluding production associated with certain divestments is a Non-GAAP financial measure (GAAP refers to generally accepted accounting principles).  Energen believes excluding data associated with the 2016 property sales provides analysts and investors useful information to understand the financial performance of the company from ongoing business operations.  Further, this measure is useful in comparing the company and other oil and gas producing companies operating primarily in the Permian Basin.

                   
           
 
Energen Production Excluding 2016 Property Sales
Reconciliation to GAAP Information Quarter Ended
June 30, 2016
             
GAAP    

2016 Property
Sales

    Non-GAAP
 
Oil 3,558 238 3,320
NGL 1,067 212 855
Natural Gas     1,216     292     924
Total Production (mboe)     5,841     742     5,099
Total Production (boepd)     64,187     8,154     56,033
 
                   
Energen Production Excluding 2016 Property Sales
Reconciliation to GAAP Information Quarter Ended
March 31, 2016
             
GAAP    

2016 Property
Sales

    Non-GAAP
 
Oil 3,386 327 3,059
NGL 953 197 756
Natural Gas     1,241     295     946
Total Production (mboe)     5,580     819     4,761
Total Production (boepd)     61,319     9,000     52,319
 
Note: Amounts may not sum due to rounding
 
       

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
For the 3 months ending September 30, 2016 and 2015

               
3rd Quarter
   
(in thousands, except per share data)     2016     2015     Change
 
Revenues
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales $ 163,973 $ 188,398 $ (24,425 )
Gain on derivative instruments, net       20,412         107,173         (86,761 )
 
Total revenues       184,385         295,571         (111,186 )
 
Operating Costs and Expenses
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production 42,280 54,598 (12,318 )
Production and ad valorem taxes 10,987 13,366 (2,379 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 108,167 149,781 (41,614 )
Asset impairment 587 399,394 (398,807 )
Exploration 18 493 (475 )

General and administrative (including non-cash stock based compensation of $6,518 and $933 for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2016, and 2015, respectively)

21,710

23,631

(1,921

)

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,556 1,700 (144 )
(Gain) loss on sale of assets and other       (91,222 )       822         (92,044 )
 
Total operating costs and expenses       94,083         643,785         (549,702 )
 
Operating Income (Loss)       90,302         (348,214 )       438,516  
 
Other Income (Expense)
Interest expense (8,987 ) (10,084 ) 1,097
Other income       421         56         365  
 
Total other expense       (8,566 )       (10,028 )       1,462  
 
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 81,736 (358,242 ) 439,978
Income tax expense (benefit)       28,422         (130,338 )       158,760  
 
Net Income (Loss)     $ 53,314       $ (227,904 )     $ 281,218  
                         
Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ 0.55       $ (2.89 )     $ 3.44  
Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ 0.55       $ (2.89 )     $ 3.44  
Diluted Average Common Shares Outstanding       97,511         78,742         18,769  
Basic Average Common Shares Outstanding       97,068         78,742         18,326  
Dividends Per Common Share     $       $ 0.02       $ (0.02 )
 
       

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
For the 9 months ending September 30, 2016 and 2015

               
Year-to-date
   
(in thousands, except per share data)     2016     2015     Change
 
Revenues
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales $ 458,374 $ 595,510 $ (137,136 )
Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net       (40,005 )       90,245         (130,250 )
 
Total revenues       418,369         685,755         (267,386 )
 
Operating Costs and Expenses
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production 132,847 175,933 (43,086 )
Production and ad valorem taxes 33,422 45,783 (12,361 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 344,564 434,005 (89,441 )
Asset impairment 220,612 466,390 (245,778 )
Exploration 1,780 12,274 (10,494 )

General and administrative (including non-cash stock based compensation of $14,493 and $12,040 for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2016, and 2015, respectively)

74,783

94,338

(19,555

)

Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 5,092 5,379 (287 )
Gain on sale of assets and other       (252,097 )       (26,046 )       (226,051 )
 
Total operating costs and expenses       561,003         1,208,056         (647,053 )
 
Operating Loss       (142,634 )       (522,301 )       379,667  
 
Other Income (Expense)
Interest expense (27,858 ) (33,086 ) 5,228
Other income       580         143         437  
 
Total other expense       (27,278 )       (32,943 )       5,665  
 
Loss Before Income Taxes (169,912 ) (555,244 ) 385,332
Income tax benefit       (56,869 )       (200,319 )       143,450  
 
Net Loss     $ (113,043 )     $ (354,925 )     $ 241,882  
                         
Diluted Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ (1.21 )     $ (4.72 )     $ 3.51  
Basic Earnings Per Average Common Share     $ (1.21 )     $ (4.72 )     $ 3.51  
Diluted Average Common Shares Outstanding       93,602         75,125         18,477  
Basic Average Common Shares Outstanding       93,602         75,125         18,477  
Dividends Per Common Share     $       $ 0.06       $ (0.06 )
 
       

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015

 

           
(in thousands)     September 30, 2016     December 31, 2015
 
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 447,925 $ 1,272
Accounts receivable, net 72,587 63,097
Inventories 14,159 11,255
Assets held for sale 93,739
Derivative instruments 3,653 56,963
Prepayments and other       6,240       20,014
 
Total current assets       544,564       246,340
 
Property, Plant and Equipment
Oil and natural gas properties, net 3,965,358 4,302,332
Other property and equipment, net       45,198       48,358
 
Total property, plant and equipment, net       4,010,556       4,350,690
 
Other postretirement assets 4,350 3,881
Other assets       9,654       10,245
 
TOTAL ASSETS     $ 4,569,124     $ 4,611,156
 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current Liabilities
Long-term debt due within one year 19,000
Accounts payable 56,221 64,742
Accrued taxes 35,071 5,801
Accrued wages and benefits 20,000 28,563
Accrued capital costs 56,858 79,206
Revenue and royalty payable 52,241 60,493
Liabilities related to assets held for sale 12,789
Pension liabilities 15,685
Derivative instruments 24,909 459
Other       14,421       19,783
 
Total current liabilities       278,721       287,521
 
Long-term debt 532,343 773,550
Asset retirement obligations 92,937 89,990
Deferred income taxes 475,239 552,369
Noncurrent derivative instruments 6,043
Other long-term liabilities       11,714       11,866
 
Total liabilities       1,396,997       1,715,296
 
Total Shareholders’ Equity       3,172,127       2,895,860
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     $ 4,569,124     $ 4,611,156
 
       

SELECTED BUSINESS SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)
For the 3 months ending September 30, 2016 and 2015

               
3rd Quarter
   
(in thousands, except sales price and per unit data)     2016     2015     Change
Operating and production data
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales
Oil $ 138,388 $ 160,531 $ (22,143 )
Natural gas liquids 12,067 11,001 1,066
Natural gas       13,518         16,866         (3,348 )
Total     $ 163,973       $ 188,398       $ (24,425 )
Open non-cash mark-to-market gains (losses) on derivative instruments
Oil $ 22,984 $ 5,760 $ 17,224
Natural gas liquids (954 ) (954 )
Natural gas       2,992         (6,924 )       9,916  
Total     $ 25,022       $ (1,164 )     $ 26,186  
Closed gains (losses) on derivative instruments
Oil $ (4,118 ) $ 98,072 $ (102,190 )
Natural gas       (492 )       10,265         (10,757 )
Total     $ (4,610 )     $ 108,337       $ (112,947 )
Total revenues     $ 184,385       $ 295,571       $ (111,186 )
Production volumes
Oil (MBbl) 3,325 3,610 (285 )
Natural gas liquids (MMgal) 41.2 44.4 (3.2 )
Natural gas (MMcf)       5,958         7,362         (1,404 )
Total production volumes (MBOE)       5,298         5,893         (595 )

Average daily production volumes

Oil (MBbl/d)

36.1

 

39.2

(3.1

)

Natural gas liquids (MMgal/d) 0.4 0.5 (0.1 )
Natural gas (MMcf/d)       64.8         80.0         (15.2 )
Total average daily production volumes (MBOE/d)       57.6         64.1         (6.5 )
Average realized prices excluding effects of open non-cash mark-to-market derivative instruments
Oil (per barrel) $ 40.38 $ 71.64 $ (31.26 )
Natural gas liquids (per gallon) $ 0.29 $ 0.25 $ 0.04
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 2.19 $ 3.69 $ (1.50 )
 
Average realized prices excluding effects of all derivative instruments
Oil (per barrel) $ 41.62 $ 44.47 $ (2.85 )
Natural gas liquids (per gallon) $ 0.29 $ 0.25 $ 0.04
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 2.27 $ 2.29 $ (0.02 )
 
Costs per BOE
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production expenses

$

7.98

$

9.26

$

(1.28

)

Production and ad valorem taxes $ 2.07 $ 2.27 $ (0.20 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 20.42 $ 25.42 $ (5.00 )
Exploration expense $ $ 0.08 $ (0.08 )
General and administrative $ 4.10 $ 4.01 $ 0.09
Capital expenditures     $ 211,393       $ 240,516       $ (29,123 )
 
       

SELECTED BUSINESS SEGMENT DATA (UNAUDITED)
For the 9 months ending September 30, 2016 and 2015

 
Year-to-Date
 
(in thousands, except sales price and per unit data)     2016     2015     Change
Operating and production data
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas sales    
Oil $ 386,905 $ 491,158 $ (104,253 )
Natural gas liquids 34,584 36,616 (2,032 )
Natural gas       36,885         67,736         (30,851 )
Total     $ 458,374       $ 595,510       $ (137,136 )
Open non-cash mark-to-market gains (losses) on derivative instruments
Oil $ (33,444 ) $ (149,743 ) $ 116,299
Natural gas liquids (954 ) (954 )
Natural gas       (1,462 )       (27,939 )       26,477  
Total     $ (35,860 )     $ (177,682 )     $ 141,822  
Closed gains (losses) on derivative instruments
Oil $ (5,321 ) $ 230,885 $ (236,206 )
Natural gas       1,176         37,042         (35,866 )
Total     $ (4,145 )     $ 267,927       $ (272,072 )
Total revenues     $ 418,369       $ 685,755       $ (267,386 )
Production volumes
Oil (MBbl) 10,269 10,439 (170 )
Natural gas liquids (MMgal) 126.0 125.5 0.5
Natural gas (MMcf)       20,700         27,774         (7,074 )
Total production volumes (MBOE)       16,719         18,055         (1,336 )

Average daily production volumes

Oil (MBbl/d)

37.5

38.2

(0.7

)

Natural gas liquids (MMgal/d) 0.5 0.5
Natural gas (MMcf/d)       75.5         101.7         (26.2 )
Total average daily production volumes (MBOE/d)       61.0         66.1         (5.1 )
Average realized prices excluding effects of open non-cash mark-to-market derivative instruments
Oil (per barrel) $ 37.16 $ 69.17 $ (32.01 )
Natural gas liquids (per gallon) $ 0.27 $ 0.29 $ (0.02 )
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 1.84 $ 3.77 $ (1.93 )
 
Average realized prices excluding effects of all derivative instruments
Oil (per barrel) $ 37.68 $ 47.05 $ (9.37 )
Natural gas liquids (per gallon) $ 0.27 $ 0.29 $ (0.02 )
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 1.78 $ 2.44 $ (0.66 )
 
Costs per BOE
Oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production expenses

$

7.94

$

9.74

$

(1.80

)

Production and ad valorem taxes $ 2.00 $ 2.54 $ (0.54 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 20.61 $ 24.04 $ (3.43 )
Exploration expense $ 0.11 $ 0.68 $ (0.57 )
General and administrative $ 4.47 $ 5.23 $ (0.76 )
Capital expenditures     $ 428,443       $ 918,798       $ (490,355 )

Energen Corporation
Julie S. Ryland, 205-326-8421


Source: Business Wire (November 3, 2016 - 4:15 PM EDT)

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