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Gulfport Energy Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) (“Gulfport” or the “Company”) today reported financial and operational results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018 and provided an update on its 2018 activities.  Key information includes the following:

  • Net production averaged 1,330.3 MMcfe per day during the second quarter of 2018.
  • Net income of $111.3 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted net income (as defined and reconciled below) of $57.0 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) of $213.6 million for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Repurchased 10.5 million shares of the Company's common stock at a weighted-average share price of $10.47 during 2018 through August 1, 2018.
  • Reiterated 2018 total capital expenditures to be in the range of $750 million to $815 million and funded within cash flow.
  • Increased estimated 2018 full year net production and now forecast an average of 1,320 MMcfe to 1,340 MMcfe per day, an increase of approximately 21% to 23% over the average daily net production of 1,089.2 MMcfe per day during 2017.
  • Currently estimate net production for the third quarter of 2018 to average approximately 1,360 MMcfe per day.
  • Large 2018 hedge position of approximately 948 BBtu per day of natural gas fixed price swaps at an average fixed price of $3.05 per MMBtu.
  • Increased 2019 hedge position to approximately 1,154 BBtu per day of natural gas fixed price swaps at an average fixed price of $2.81 per MMBtu.

Chief Executive Officer and President, Michael G. Moore, commented, "Gulfport had a solid second quarter and we continue to show consistency in our ability to execute by exceeding our production estimates and increasing the narrow-end of our 2018 production guidance while strictly adhering to our 2018 capital budget. During the quarter, we hedged a large portion of our anticipated 2019 natural gas production, mitigating the volatility in the commodity price and giving us a high degree of certainty in our anticipated cash flow.

Gulfport's activities year-to-date have positioned us well as we continue to execute on our commitment to capital discipline and achieve free cash flow generation in the back half of the year. As we weigh the opportunities for uses of free cash flow, we will continue to consider all options, including additional share repurchases and debt reduction, remaining disciplined as we allocate capital and demonstrating our commitment to the Gulfport stockholders with every dollar invested."

Stock Repurchase Program
As of August 1, 2018, the Company has repurchased 10.5 million shares at a weighted-average share price of $10.47 during 2018. Since initiating the share repurchase program in February 2018, Gulfport has reduced its shares outstanding by over five percent.

Gulfport's board of directors has authorized the Company to acquire up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock during 2018 and approximately $90 million remains under the current authorization.  Purchases under the repurchase program may be made from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transactions, and will be subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, contractual obligations and other factors. The repurchase program does not require the Company to acquire any specific number of shares. The Company intends to purchase shares under the repurchase program opportunistically with available funds while maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund its 2018 capital development program. This repurchase program is authorized to extend through December 31, 2018 and may be suspended from time to time, modified, extended or discontinued by the board of directors at any time.

Second Quarter of 2018 Financial Results
For the second quarter of 2018, Gulfport reported net income of $111.3 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, on revenues of $252.7 million.  For the second quarter of 2018, EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below for each period presented) was $268.0 million and cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities (as defined and reconciled below for each period presented) was $183.8 million.  Gulfport’s GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2018 includes the following items:

  • Aggregate non-cash derivative loss of $76.8 million.
  • Aggregate gain of $0.2 million attributable to net insurance proceeds in connection with legacy environmental litigation settlement.
  • Aggregate gain of $122.0 million in connection with the sale of Gulfport's equity interests in certain equity investments.
  • Aggregate gain of $8.9 million in connection with Gulfport's equity interests in certain equity investments.

Excluding the effect of these items, Gulfport’s financial results for the second quarter of 2018 would have been as follows:

  • Adjusted oil and gas revenues of $329.6 million.
  • Adjusted net income of $57.0 million, or $0.33 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $213.6 million.

Six-Months Ended June 30, 2018 Financial Results
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, Gulfport reported net income of $201.4 million, or $1.13 per diluted share, on revenues of $578.1 million.  For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below for each period presented) was $504.0 million and cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities (as defined and reconciled below for each period presented) was $400.8 million.  Gulfport’s GAAP net income for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 includes the following items:

  • Aggregate non-cash derivative loss of $102.2 million.
  • Aggregate gain of $0.2 million attributable to net insurance proceeds in connection with legacy environmental litigation settlement.
  • Aggregate gain of $122.0 million in connection with the sale of Gulfport's equity interests in certain equity investments.
  • Aggregate gain of $22.4 million in connection with Gulfport's equity interests in certain equity investments.

Excluding the effect of these items, Gulfport’s financial results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 would have been as follows:

  • Adjusted oil and gas revenues of $680.4 million.
  • Adjusted net income of $158.9 million, or $0.89 per diluted share.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $461.5 million.

Production and Realized Prices
Gulfport’s net daily production for the second quarter of 2018 averaged approximately 1,330.3 MMcfe per day. For the second quarter of 2018, Gulfport’s net daily production mix was comprised of approximately 89% natural gas, 7% natural gas liquids ("NGL") and 4% oil.

Gulfport’s realized prices for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.86 per Mcf of natural gas, $33.46 per barrel of oil and $0.45 per gallon of NGL, resulting in a total equivalent price of $2.09 per Mcfe. Gulfport's realized prices for the second quarter of 2018 include an aggregate non-cash derivative loss of $76.8 million. Before the impact of derivatives, realized prices for the second quarter of 2018, including transportation costs, were $2.15 per Mcf of natural gas, $66.26 per barrel of oil and $0.71 per gallon of NGL, for a total equivalent price of $2.67 per Mcfe.

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
(Unaudited)
 Three months ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
Production Volumes:2018 2017 2018 2017
        
Natural gas (MMcf)108,236  82,903  210,278  149,187 
Oil (MBbls)744  650  1,501  1,164 
NGL (MGal)58,512  53,808  124,268  103,475 
Gas equivalent (MMcfe)121,061  94,490  237,038  170,951 
Gas equivalent (Mcfe per day)1,330,342  1,038,351  1,309,602  944,481 
        
Average Realized Prices:       
(before the impact of derivatives):       
        
Natural gas (per Mcf)$2.15  $2.48  $2.29  $2.57 
Oil (per Bbl)$66.26  $45.33  $63.29  $46.30 
NGL (per Gal)$0.71  $0.45  $0.71  $0.54 
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe)$2.67  $2.74  $2.81  $2.88 
        
Average Realized Prices:       
(including cash-settlement of derivatives and excluding non-cash derivative gain or loss):
        
Natural gas (per Mcf)$2.32  $2.51  $2.46  $2.54 
Oil (per Bbl)$55.29  $48.91  $55.00  $48.37 
NGL (per Gal)$0.64  $0.45  $0.66  $0.54 
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe)$2.72  $2.79  $2.87  $2.87 
        
Average Realized Prices:       
        
Natural gas (per Mcf)$1.86  $3.16  $2.10  $3.53 
Oil (per Bbl)$33.46  $57.86  $40.93  $62.67 
NGL (per Gal)$0.45  $0.45  $0.61  $0.56 
Gas equivalent (per Mcfe)$2.09  $3.43  $2.44  $3.84 
        

The table below summarizes Gulfport’s second quarter of 2018 production by asset area:

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
PRODUCTION BY AREA
(Unaudited)
 Three months ended Six months ended
 June 30, June 30,
 20182017 20182017
Utica Shale     
Natural gas (MMcf)92,670   72,649 179,866 133,801 
Oil (MBbls)81 122 160 253 
NGL (MGal)26,845   32,372 62,583 71,683 
Gas equivalent (MMcfe)96,994   78,003 189,766 145,562 
      
SCOOP(1)     
Natural gas (MMcf)15,536   10,233 30,367 15,348 
Oil (MBbls)407 244 905 378 
NGL (MGal)31,640   21,343 61,649 31,665 
Gas equivalent (MMcfe)22,500   14,744 44,603 22,142 
      
Southern Louisiana     
Natural gas (MMcf)4 13 11 22 
Oil (MBbls)223 273 392 507 
NGL (MGal)    
Gas equivalent (MMcfe)1,340   1,650 2,360 3,066 
      
Other     
Natural gas (MMcf)26 8 34 16 
Oil (MBbls)33 12 45 24 
NGL (MGal)27 93 36 127 
Gas equivalent (MMcfe)227 93 309 181 
      
(1) SCOOP 2017 production adjusted for closing date of February 17, 2017.

2018 Capital Expenditures
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, Gulfport’s drilling and completion ("D&C") capital expenditures totaled $483.5 million and non-D&C capital expenditures totaled $76.2 million.

2018 Financial Position and Liquidity
As of June 30, 2018, Gulfport had cash on hand of approximately $119.2 million. As of June 30, 2018, Gulfport’s $1.4 billion revolving credit facility, under which Gulfport has an elected commitment of $1.0 billion, had outstanding borrowings of $75.0 million and outstanding letters of credit totaling $257.3 million.

2018 Capital Budget and Production Guidance Update

Gulfport reaffirms its expectation that its 2018 D&C capital expenditures will be in the range of $630 million to $685 million and its 2018 non-D&C capital expenditures will be approximately $120 million to $130 million, including leasehold activities.

Based on results during the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, Gulfport has increased its production guidance and now forecasts its 2018 average daily net production will be in the range of 1,320 MMcfe to 1,340 MMcfe per day, an increase of 21% to 23% over its 2017 average daily net production of 1,089.2 MMcfe per day. For the third quarter of 2018, Gulfport estimates that its average daily net production will be in the range of 1,360 MMcfe per day.

Based on actual results during the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 and utilizing current strip pricing at the various regional pricing points at which the Company sells its natural gas, Gulfport reiterates its guidance that realized natural gas price differential, before the effect of hedges and inclusive of the Company’s firm transportation expense, will average in the range of $0.58 to $0.72 per Mcf below NYMEX settlement prices in 2018. Gulfport reiterates its guidance with respect to its expected 2018 realized NGL price and oil price, and forecasts that its 2018 realized NGL price, before the effect of hedges and including transportation expense, will be approximately 45% to 50% of WTI and its 2018 realized oil price will be in the range of $3.00 to $3.50 per barrel below WTI.

The table below summarizes the Company’s updated full year 2018 guidance:

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
COMPANY GUIDANCE
 Year Ending
  2018 
 Low High
Forecasted Production   
Average Daily Gas Equivalent (MMcfepd) 1,320   1,340 
% Gas~89%
% Natural Gas Liquids~7%
% Oil~4%
    
Forecasted Realizations (before the effects of hedges)   
Natural Gas (Differential to NYMEX Settled Price) - $/Mcf$(0.58)  $(0.72) 
NGL (% of WTI) 45%   50% 
Oil (Differential to NYMEX WTI) $/Bbl$(3.00)  $(3.50) 
    
Projected Operating Costs   
Lease Operating Expense - $/Mcfe$0.17  $0.19 
Production Taxes - $/Mcfe$0.06  $0.08 
Midstream Gathering and Processing - $/Mcfe$0.57  $0.63 
General and Administrative - $/Mcfe$0.12  $0.14 
    
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization - $/Mcfe$0.95  $1.05 
    
 Total
Budgeted D&C Expenditures - In Millions:   
Operated$490  $525 
Non-Operated$140  $160 
Total Budgeted E&P Capital Expenditures$630  $685 
    
Budgeted Non-D&C Expenditures - In Millions:$120  $130 
    
Total Capital Expenditures - In Millions:$750  $815 
    
Net Wells Drilled   
Utica - Operated 26   29 
Utica - Non-Operated 7   8 
Total 33   37 
    
SCOOP - Operated 10   11 
SCOOP - Non-Operated 4   5 
Total 14   16 
    
Net Wells Turned-to-Sales   
Utica - Operated 33   37 
Utica - Non-Operated 9   10 
Total 42   47 
    
SCOOP - Operated 16   18 
SCOOP - Non-Operated 2   3 
Total 18   21 

Operational Update
The table below summarizes Gulfport's activity for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 and the number of net wells expected to be drilled and turned-to-sales for the remainder of 2018:

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
ACTIVITY SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months ended Three Months ended    
  March 31, June 30, Remaining Wells Guidance(1)
  2018 2018 2018 2018
Net Wells Drilled        
Utica - Operated 10.0  6.8  10.7  27.5 
Utica - Non-Operated 1.8  2.5  3.2  7.5 
Total 11.8  9.3  13.9  35.0 
         
SCOOP - Operated 3.8  3.7  3.0  10.5 
SCOOP - Non-Operated 2.6  1.5  0.4  4.5 
Total 6.4  5.2  3.4  15.0 
         
Net Wells Turned-to-Sales        
Utica - Operated 3.0  14.0  18.0  35.0 
Utica - Non-Operated 3.1  1.5  4.9  9.5 
Total 6.1  15.5  22.9  44.5 
         
SCOOP - Operated 6.3  0.5  10.2  17.0 
SCOOP - Non-Operated 0.4  0.4  1.7  2.5 
Total 6.7  0.9  11.9  19.5 
         
(1) Utilizes mid-point of publicly provided 2018 guidance

Utica Shale
In the Utica Shale, during the second quarter of 2018, Gulfport spud seven gross (6.8 net) operated wells. The wells drilled during the second quarter of 2018 had an average lateral length of approximately 12,500 feet. Normalizing to an 8,000 foot lateral length, Gulfport's average drilling days during the second quarter of 2018 from spud to rig release totaled approximately 18.9 days, a decrease of 2% over full year 2017. In addition, Gulfport turned-to-sales 14 gross and net operated wells with an average stimulated lateral length of approximately 8,500 feet during the second quarter of 2018.

During the second quarter of 2018, net production from Gulfport’s Utica acreage averaged approximately 1,065.9 MMcfe per day, an increase of 3% over the first quarter of  2018 and an increase of 24% over the second quarter of 2017.

At present, Gulfport has two operated horizontal drilling rigs active in the play.

SCOOP
In the SCOOP, during the second quarter of 2018, Gulfport spud four gross (3.7 net) operated wells. The wells drilled during the second quarter of 2018 had an average lateral length of approximately 8,100 feet. Normalizing to a 7,500 foot lateral length, Gulfport's average drilling days during the second quarter of 2018 from spud to rig release totaled approximately 60.9 days, a decrease of 13% from the first quarter of 2018 and a decrease of 16% over full year 2017. In addition, Gulfport turned-to-sales one gross (0.5 net) operated wells with an average stimulated lateral length of approximately 9,400 feet during the second quarter of 2018.

During the second quarter of 2018, net production from the acreage averaged approximately 247.3 MMcfe per day, an increase of 1% over the first quarter of 2018 and an increase of 53% over the second quarter of 2017.

At present, Gulfport has two operated horizontal drilling rigs active in the play.

Southern Louisiana
At its West Cote Blanche Bay and Hackberry fields, during the second quarter of 2018, Gulfport performed 28 recompletions at the fields. Net production during the second quarter of 2018 totaled approximately 14.7 MMcfe per day.

SCOOP Woodford Production Results
During the second quarter, Gulfport turned-to-sales one gross Woodford dry gas well and recently turned-to-sales two gross Woodford wet gas wells. The Cleburne 7R-12X13H has a stimulated lateral length of 9,386 feet and a 24-hour initial production peak rate of 14.5 MMcf per day, or 1,545 Mcfe per 1,000 foot of lateral,  comprised of approximately 100% natural gas. During its initial 30 days of production, the Cleburne 7R-12X13H cumulatively produced 392.8 MMcf of natural gas or 13.1 MMcf per day,  comprised of approximately 100% natural gas.

The EJ Craddock 1R-28X21H has a stimulated lateral length of 9,008 feet and a 24-hour initial production peak rate of 16.6 MMcf per day and 437 barrels of oil per day. Based upon the composition analysis, the gas being produced is 1,133 BTU gas and yielding 36.9 barrels of NGL per MMcf of natural gas and results in a natural gas shrink of 12%. On a three-stream basis, the EJ Craddock 1R-28X21H produced at a 24-hour initial production peak rate of 20.9 MMcfe per day, or 2,325 Mcfe per 1,000 foot of lateral, which is comprised of approximately 70% natural gas, 18% NGL and 12% oil.

The EJ Craddock 2-28X21H has a stimulated lateral length of 9,939 feet and a 24-hour initial production peak rate of 16.3 MMcf per day and 497 barrels of oil per day. Based upon the composition analysis, the gas being produced is 1,133 BTU gas and yielding 36.9 barrels of NGL per MMcf of natural gas and results in a natural gas shrink of 12%. On a three-stream basis, the EJ Craddock 2-28X21H produced at a 24-hour initial production peak rate of 21.0 MMcfe per day, or 2,110 Mcfe per 1,000 foot of lateral, which is comprised of approximately 69% natural gas, 17% NGL and 14% oil.

The table below summarizes the Company’s recent SCOOP well results:

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
SCOOP WELL RESULTS SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
              
  PhaseStimulatedWellheadNGLs Product Mix(1)Average Prod. Rates (MMcfepd)
  CountyWindow LateralBTUPer
MMcf
%
Shrink
GasNGLsOil24-Hr30-
Day
60-
Day
90-
Day
EJ Craddock 1R-28X21HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas9,0081,13336.912%70%18%12%20.9    
EJ Craddock 2-28X21HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas9,9391,13336.912%69%17%14%21.0    
EJ Craddock 8-28X21HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,9611,1714716%55%19%26%19.7 17.3 16.1 15.2 
Lilly 3‐15X10HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas6,8161,15743.314%66%20%14%18.4 16.7 15.7  
Lilly 4‐15X10HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,3231,15743.314%63%19%18%14.5 13.1 12.4  
North Cheyenne 3-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,2181,16244.115%64%20%16%13.2 12.1 11.3 10.6 
North Cheyenne 4-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas6,8671,16244.115%62%19%19%14.6 13.4 12.6 11.9 
North Cheyenne 5-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas5,7821,15241.714%64%19%17%20.6 18.4 16.9 15.9 
North Cheyenne 6-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas6,0021,15241.714%64%19%17%19.4 16.8 15.3 14.1 
North Cheyenne 7-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas6,3791,16243.915%63%20%17%12.3 12.7 12.1 11.5 
North Cheyenne 8-10X3HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas6,4131,16243.915%62%19%18%17.2 16.1 15.2 14.2 
Pauline 3-27X22HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas4,3221,21257.318%49%21%30%8.8 8.0 7.4 6.8 
Pauline 4-27X22HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,9781,21257.318%52%22%26%17.3 16.1 15.0 14.1 
Pauline 5-27X22HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,9291,21657.422%50%22%27%22.2 19.1 17.4 16.0 
Pauline 6-27X22HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,2731,21657.422%50%22%28%22.9 19.6 17.7 16.2 
Pauline 8-27X22HCentral GradyWoodford Wet Gas7,6581,21058.819%51%22%27%18.4 18.6 17.6 16.6 
Vinson 2-22X27HSE GradyWoodford Wet Gas8,5391,11835.711%79%19%2%16.5 15.7 14.4 13.4 
Vinson 3R-22X27HSE GradyWoodford Wet Gas8,4751,11835.711%79%19%2%19.0 18.7 17.3 16.3 
Winham 7-22HS GradyWoodford Wet Gas4,8981,14640.013%64%18%18%23.4 19.9 19.0 17.9 
Cleburne 7R-12X13HW GradyWoodford Dry Gas9,386100%14.5 13.1   
Serenity 5-22HS GradySycamore5,9801,14339.213%70%19%11%15.7 15.8 15.4 15.0 
Lauper 4-26HSE GradySpringer Oil4,5271,418120.834%10%11%79%4.7 3.2 2.9 2.6 
              
Note: All well results presented are based upon three-stream production data and assume contractual ethane recovery.
1. Product mix calculated utilizing 24-hr initial production rate.

Derivatives
Gulfport has hedged a portion of its expected production to lock in prices and returns that provide certainty of cash flow to execute on its capital plans. The table below sets forth the Company's hedging positions as of August 1, 2018.

GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
COMMODITY DERIVATIVES - HEDGE POSITION
(Unaudited)
 3Q2018 4Q2018
Natural gas:   
Swap contracts (NYMEX)   
Volume (BBtupd)1,010  1,010 
Price ($ per MMBtu)$3.01  $3.01 
    
Swaption contracts (NYMEX)   
Volume (BBtupd)50  50 
Price ($ per MMBtu)$3.13  $3.13 
    
Basis Swap contracts (Transco Zone 4)   
Volume (BBtupd)  40 
Price ($ per MMBtu)$  $(0.05)
    
Oil:   
Swap contracts (LLS)   
Volume (Bblpd)2,000  2,000 
Price ($ per Bbl)$56.22  $56.22 
    
Swap contracts (WTI)   
Volume (Bblpd)4,500  4,500 
Price ($ per Bbl)$53.72  $53.72 
    
NGL:   
C3 Propane Swap contracts   
Volume (Bblpd)4,000  4,000 
Price ($ per Gal)$0.69  $0.69 
    
C5 Pentane Swap contracts   
Volume (Bblpd)500  500 
Price ($ per Gal)$1.11  $1.11 
    
 2018 2019
Natural gas:   
Swap contracts (NYMEX)   
Volume (BBtupd)948  1,154 
Price ($ per MMBtu)$3.05  $2.81 
    
Swaption contracts (NYMEX)   
Volume (BBtupd)43  135 
Price ($ per MMBtu)$3.10  $3.07 
    
Basis Swap contracts (NGPL MC)   
Volume (BBtupd)12   
Differential ($ per MMBtu)$(0.26) $ 
    
Basis Swap contracts (Transco Zone 4)   
Volume (BBtupd)10  60 
Differential ($ per MMBtu)$(0.05) $(0.05)
    
Oil:   
Swap contracts (LLS)   
Volume (Bblpd)1,507  1,000 
Price ($ per Bbl)$56.22  $59.55 
    
Swap contracts (WTI)   
Volume (Bblpd)4,779  4,000 
Price ($ per Bbl)$54.29  $58.28 
    
NGL:   
C3 Propane Swap contracts   
Volume (Bblpd)4,000  3,000 
Price ($ per Gal)$0.69  $0.66 
    
C5 Pentane Swap contracts   
Volume (Bblpd)500  500 
Price ($ per Gal)$1.11  $1.29 

Presentation
An updated presentation has been posted to the Company’s website. The presentation can be found at www.gulfportenergy.com under the “Company Information” section on the “Investor Relations” page.  Information on the Company’s website does not constitute a portion of this press release.

Conference Call
Gulfport will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. CDT to discuss its second quarter of 2018 financial and operational results and to provide an update on the Company’s recent activities.

Interested parties may listen to the call via Gulfport’s website at www.gulfportenergy.com or by calling toll-free at 866-373-3408 or 412-902-1039 for international callers.  A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 for international callers.  The replay passcode is 13622396.  The webcast will also be available for two weeks on the Company’s website and can be accessed on the Company’s “Investor Relations” page.

About Gulfport
Gulfport Energy is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in North America and is one of the largest producers of natural gas in the contiguous United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Gulfport holds significant acreage positions in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and the SCOOP Woodford and SCOOP Springer plays in Oklahoma. In addition, Gulfport holds an acreage position along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, has an approximately 22% equity interest in Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUSK) and has a position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. For more information, please visit www.gulfportenergy.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Gulfport expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business strategy and measures to implement strategy, competitive strength, goals, expansion and growth of Gulfport's business and operations, plans, market conditions, references to future success, reference to intentions as to future matters and other such matters are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Gulfport in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with Gulfport's expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, general economic, market, credit or business conditions that might affect the timing and amount of the repurchase program; the opportunities (or lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by Gulfport; Gulfport’s ability to identify, complete and integrate acquisitions of properties and businesses; competitive actions by other oil and gas companies; changes in laws or regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Gulfport. Information concerning these and other factors can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurances that the actual results or developments anticipated by Gulfport will be realized, or even if realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on Gulfport, its business or operations. Gulfport has no intention, and disclaims any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, plus interest expense, income tax (benefit) expense, accretion expense and depreciation, depletion and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to EBITDA less non-cash derivative loss (gain), insurance proceeds, gain on sale of equity method investments and (income) loss from equity method investments. Cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to cash provided by operating activity before changes in operating assets and liabilities. Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to pre-tax net income less non-cash derivative loss (gain), insurance proceeds, gain on sale of equity method investments and (income) loss from equity method investments. The Company has presented EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA because it uses these measures as an integral part of its internal reporting to evaluate its performance and the performance of its senior management. These measures are considered important indicators of the operational strength of the Company's business and eliminate the uneven effect of considerable amounts of non-cash depletion, depreciation of tangible assets and amortization of certain intangible assets. A limitation of these measures, however, is that they do not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in the Company's business. Management evaluates the costs of such tangible and intangible assets and the impact of related impairments through other financial measures, such as capital expenditures, investment spending and return on capital. Therefore, the Company believes that these measures provide useful information to its investors regarding its performance and overall results of operations. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities are not intended to be performance measures that should be regarded as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, either net income as an indicator of operating performance or to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. In addition, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities are not intended to represent funds available for dividends, reinvestment or other discretionary uses, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and cash flow from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities presented in this press release may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies, and may not be identical to corresponding measures used in the Company's various agreements.

Investor & Media Contact:
Jessica Wills – Director, Investor Relations
[email protected]
405-252-4550

 
GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 (Unaudited)
 
 June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
 (In thousands, except share data)
Assets   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$119,230  $99,557 
Accounts receivable—oil and natural gas sales140,209  146,773 
Accounts receivable—joint interest and other53,619  35,440 
Accounts receivable—related parties110   
Prepaid expenses and other current assets10,698  4,912 
Short-term derivative instruments20,745  78,847 
    Total current assets344,611  365,529 
Property and equipment:   
Oil and natural gas properties, full-cost accounting, $2,957,361 and $2,912,974 excluded from amortization in 2018 and 2017, respectively9,749,156  9,169,156 
Other property and equipment91,207  86,754 
Accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization and impairment(4,386,370) (4,153,733)
    Property and equipment, net5,453,993  5,102,177 
Other assets:   
Equity investments218,849  302,112 
Long-term derivative instruments7,657  8,685 
Deferred tax asset  1,208 
Inventories9,419  8,227 
Other assets19,904  19,814 
    Total other assets255,829  340,046 
    Total assets$6,054,433  $5,807,752 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$584,416  $553,609 
Asset retirement obligation—current120  120 
Short-term derivative instruments61,161  32,534 
Current maturities of long-term debt639  622 
    Total current liabilities646,336  586,885 
Long-term derivative instruments17,479  2,989 
Asset retirement obligation—long-term76,815  74,980 
Deferred tax liability2,965   
Other non-current liabilities740  2,963 
Long-term debt, net of current maturities2,114,899  2,038,321 
    Total liabilities2,859,234  2,706,138 
Commitments and contingencies   
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 5,000,000 authorized, 30,000 authorized as redeemable 12% cumulative preferred stock, Series A; 0 issued and outstanding   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock - $.01 par value, 200,000,000 authorized, 173,302,055 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and 183,105,910 at December 31, 20171,733  1,831 
Paid-in capital4,317,391  4,416,250 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(49,406) (40,539)
Retained deficit(1,074,519) (1,275,928)
    Total stockholders’ equity3,195,199  3,101,614 
        Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$6,054,433  $5,807,752 
 


 
GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
        
 (In thousands, except share data)
Revenues:       
Natural gas sales$232,695  $205,367  $482,094  $383,204 
Oil and condensate sales49,319  29,468  95,005  53,879 
Natural gas liquid sales41,271  24,247  88,107  55,426 
Net (loss) gain on gas, oil and NGL derivatives(70,545) 64,871  (87,074) 164,448 
 252,740  323,953  578,132  656,957 
Costs and expenses:       
Lease operating expenses22,912  20,721  41,818  40,024 
Production taxes7,659  5,139  14,513  9,045 
Midstream gathering and processing71,440  58,945  135,633  106,886 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization121,915  82,246  232,933  148,237 
General and administrative14,008  12,257  27,107  24,857 
Accretion expense1,015  410  2,019  692 
Acquisition expense  1,060    2,358 
 238,949  180,778  454,023  332,099 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS13,791  143,175  124,109  324,858 
OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:       
Interest expense33,704  24,188  67,669  47,667 
Interest income(33) (48) (70) (890)
Insurance proceeds(231)   (231)  
Gain on sale of equity method investments(122,035) (12,523) (122,035) (12,523)
(Income) loss from equity method investments, net(8,888) 25,824  (22,424) 30,731 
Other income(45) (202) (140) (518)
 (97,528) 37,239  (77,231) 64,467 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES111,319  105,936  201,340  260,391 
INCOME TAX BENEFIT    (69)  
NET INCOME$111,319  $105,936  $201,409  $260,391 
NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:       
Basic$0.64  $0.58  $1.14  $1.47 
Diluted$0.64  $0.58  $1.13  $1.47 
Weighted average common shares outstanding—Basic173,623,630  182,840,213  177,158,230  176,591,166 
Weighted average common shares outstanding—Diluted174,140,627  182,841,730  177,737,282  176,842,239 
            


 
GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF EBITDA AND CASH FLOW
(Unaudited)
        
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
        
 (In thousands) (In thousands)
        
Net income$111,319  $105,936  $201,409  $260,391 
Interest expense33,704  24,188  67,669  47,667 
Income tax benefit    (69)  
Accretion expense1,015  410  2,019  692 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization121,915  82,246  232,933  148,237 
EBITDA$267,953  $212,780  $503,961  $456,987 
        
        
        
        
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
        
 (In thousands)  (In thousands)
        
Cash provided by operating activity$184,695  $144,008  $411,044  $286,653 
Adjustments:       
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities(932) 1,033  (10,231) (19,910)
Operating Cash Flow$183,763  $145,041  $400,813  $266,743 
 


 
GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA
(Unaudited)
    
 Three Months ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018
    
 (In thousands)
  
EBITDA$267,953  $503,961 
    
Adjustments:   
Non-cash derivative loss76,845  102,248 
Insurance proceeds(231) (231)
Gain on sale of equity method investments(122,035) (122,035)
Income from equity method investments(8,888) (22,424)
    
    
Adjusted EBITDA$213,644  $461,519 
    


GULFPORT ENERGY CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME
(Unaudited)
     
  Three Months ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018
     
  (In thousands, except share data)
   
Pre-tax net income excluding adjustments $111,319  $201,340 
Adjustments:    
Non-cash derivative loss 76,845  102,248 
Insurance proceeds (231) (231)
Gain on sale of equity method investments (122,035) (122,035)
Income from equity method investments (8,888) (22,424)
Pre-tax net income excluding adjustments $57,010  $158,898 
     
Adjusted net income $57,010  $158,898 
     
Adjusted net income per common share:    
     
Basic $0.33  $0.90 
     
Diluted $0.33  $0.89 
     
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 173,623,630  177,158,230 
     
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 174,140,627  177,737,282 

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