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Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP Announces Second Quarter 2019 Operating and Financial Results

TULSA, July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ: MCEP) (“Mid-Con Energy” or the “Partnership”) announced today its operating and financial results for the second quarter 2019.

“The second quarter of 2019 was highlighted by the efforts and success of our operations team in managing costs and weather related downtime and executing development opportunities,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Olmstead. “Production increased from the previous quarter in spite of the historic floods in northern Oklahoma. Lease operating expenses came in below expectations at our newly acquired Oklahoma assets. Leverage declined, despite increased professional and other fees related to transaction activity.” Olmstead continued, “Development activity increased as we began injection in our Pine Tree field in the Powder River Basin, with greater than expected injection rates. This field provides a significant growth prospect over the next few years. We also tested several re-complete programs that yielded positive results which provide additional growth potential in the second half of 2019. The results of the second quarter set us up for additional development opportunities, continued cash flow growth and reduced leverage for the second half of 2019.”

HIGHLIGHTS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Production increased by 2% from first quarter of 2019, despite historic flooding in Oklahoma.
  • Decreased lease operating expenses (“LOE”) in newly acquired assets in Oklahoma, which contributed to increased cash flow during second quarter of 2019.
  • Net income was $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2019.
  • Continued to reduce outstanding borrowings on our revolving credit facility. Total net reduction of $27.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.
  • Our liquidity position at July 26, 2019 consisted of approximately $0.6 million of available cash and $43.0 million of available borrowings ($110.0 million borrowing base less $66.0 million outstanding borrowings and $1.0 million outstanding standby letter of credit).
  • Achieved first injection in our Pine Tree waterflood project. Formal unitization approval expected in third quarter of 2019.
  • Returned approximately 50 wells to production in newly acquired assets.
  • Generated second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $5.1 million(1). Excluding professional and other fees related to transaction activity during the quarter, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $5.9 million.
  • Reported Total Leverage Ratio, as defined by our credit agreement, of 3.24x for the period ending June 30, 2019. Excluding professional and other fees related to transaction activity during the quarter, Total Leverage Ratio would have been 2.79x.
    (1) Non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to the related disclosure and reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA included in this press release.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

During the second quarter 2019, the Partnership continued to execute on its plan to reduce debt, while funding capital expenditures with internally generated cash flow.

Production was up 2% to 3,538 Boe/d for the second quarter of 2019 from 3,467 Boe/d in the first quarter of 2019. Commodity pricing also improved during second quarter 2019 as realized oil price increased to $55.20 per barrel from $50.47 per barrel in the first quarter of 2019. Revenue was positively impacted by both the increase in production and realized oil prices.

Total lease operating expenses were expected to increase during the quarter due to the acquisition of the Oklahoma properties. Overall LOE increased by 11%, however the operating teams were able to greatly reduce the expenses on the recently acquired properties in Oklahoma, when compared to historical expenses from the predecessor operator. This reduction helped increase cash flow on those specific assets.

General and administrative expenses were higher than anticipated for the quarter due to one-time professional and other fees related to transaction activities.

Adjusted EBITDA continued the positive trend of financial results as it increased to $5.1 million from $4.5 million in the first quarter 2019.

HEDGING SUMMARY

Mid-Con Energy enters into various commodity derivative contracts intended to achieve more predictable cash flows by reducing the Partnership’s exposure to short-term fluctuations in oil prices. We believe this risk management strategy will serve to secure a portion of our revenues and, by retaining some opportunity to participate in upward price movements, may also enable us to realize higher revenues during periods when prices rise.

As of June 30, 2019, the following table reflects volumes of Mid-Con Energy’s production hedged by commodity derivative contracts, with the corresponding prices at which the production is hedged:

Period Covered Differential
Fixed Price
  Weighted
Average Fixed
Price
  Weighted
Average Floor
Price
  Weighted
Average
Ceiling Price
  Total Bbls
Hedged/day
  Index
Swaps - 2019 $  $56.08  $  $   1,692  NYMEX-WTI
Swaps - 2019 $(20.15) $  $  $   150  WCS-CRUDE-OIL
Swaps - 2020 $  $55.81  $  $   1,931  NYMEX-WTI
Swaps - 2021 $  $55.78  $  $   672  NYMEX-WTI
Collars - 2021 $  $  $52.00  $58.80   672  NYMEX-WTI

FISCAL YEAR 2019 GUIDANCE

The following outlook is subject to all the cautionary statements and limitations described under the “Forward-Looking Statements” caption at the end of this press release. These estimates and assumptions reflect management’s best judgment based on current and anticipated market conditions and other factors. Although we believe such estimates and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are beyond our control.

Guidance as of July 31, 2019 FY 2019
Net production (Boe/d)(1) 3,400 - 3,800
Lease operating expenses per Boe $21.00 - $24.00
Production and ad valorem taxes (% of total revenue) 8.00% - 9.00%
Estimated capital expenditures $9.0 MM
(1) Production volumes in Boe equivalents calculated at a rate of six Mcf per Bbl.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 CONFERENCE CALL

As announced on July 29, 2019, Mid-Con Energy’s management will host a conference call on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Interested parties are invited to participate via telephone by dialing 1-877-847-5946 (Conference ID: 4076206) at least five minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the call, or via webcast by clicking on "Events & Presentations” in the investor relations section of the Mid-Con Energy website at www.midconenergypartners.com. A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, August 8, 2019, by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (Conference ID: 4076206). Additionally, a webcast archive will be available at www.midconenergypartners.com.  As of July 31, 2019, the Partnership has posted on its website an updated investor presentation entitled “Supplemental Second Quarter 2019 Results” dated August 1, 2019. The presentation may be accessed by going to www.midconenergypartners.com, and selecting Events and Presentations under the Investor Relations tab.

ABOUT MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS, LP

Mid-Con Energy is a publicly held Delaware limited partnership formed in July 2011 to own, acquire and develop producing oil and natural gas properties in North America, with a focus on Enhanced Oil Recovery. Mid-Con Energy’s core areas of operation are located primarily in Oklahoma and Wyoming. For more information, please visit Mid-Con Energy’s website at www.midconenergypartners.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” — that is, statements related to future, not past, events within meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “project,” “should,” “goal,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “could,” “may,” “continue,” “might,” “potential,” “scheduled,” “pursue,” “target,” “will” and the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties and ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements due to a number of factors including but not limited to volatility of commodity prices; revision to oil and natural gas reserves estimates as a result of changes in commodity prices; effectiveness of risk management activities; business strategies; future financial and operating results; ability to replace the reserves we produce through acquisitions and the development of our properties; future capital requirements and availability of financing; realized oil and natural gas prices; production volumes; lease operating expenses; general and administrative expenses; cash flow and liquidity; availability of production equipment; availability of oil field labor; capital expenditures; availability and terms of capital; marketing of oil and natural gas; general economic conditions; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; environmental liabilities; compliance with NASDAQ listing requirements; and any other risks and uncertainties discussed in our Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC.

Mid-Con Energy undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and our SEC filings. Please see the risks and uncertainties detailed in the “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and in other documents and reports we file from time to time with the SEC.

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in thousands, except number of units) 
(Unaudited) 
    
  June 30, 2019  December 31, 2018 
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $525  $467 
Accounts receivable  6,438   4,194 
Derivative financial instruments     5,666 
Prepaid expenses  393   118 
Assets held for sale, net  430   430 
Total current assets  7,786   10,875 
Property and equipment        
Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method        
Proved properties  256,654   379,441 
Unproved properties  3,476   2,928 
Other property and equipment  1,456   427 
Accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization and impairment  (71,686)  (175,948)
Total property and equipment, net  189,900   206,848 
Derivative financial instruments  955   2,418 
Other assets  1,186   1,563 
Total assets $199,827  $221,704 
         
LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED UNITS AND EQUITY        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable        
Trade $693  $141 
Related parties  3,320   3,732 
Derivative financial instruments  1,086    
Accrued liabilities  632   2,024 
Other current liabilities  415    
Total current liabilities  6,146   5,897 
Long-term debt  66,000   93,000 
Other long-term liabilities  675   47 
Asset retirement obligations  30,082   26,001 
Commitments and contingencies        
Class A convertible preferred units - 11,627,906 issued and outstanding, respectively  22,325   21,715 
Class B convertible preferred units - 9,803,921 issued and outstanding, respectively  14,731   14,635 
Equity, per accompanying statements        
General partner  (771)  (786)
Limited partners - 30,785,958 and 30,436,124 units issued and outstanding, respectively  60,639   61,195 
Total equity  59,868   60,409 
Total liabilities, convertible preferred units and equity $199,827  $221,704 

                                                                                                  

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(in thousands, except per unit data) 
(Unaudited) 
                 
  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
  June 30,  June 30, 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
Revenues                
Oil sales $16,792  $15,931  $31,386  $30,475 
Natural gas sales  397   264   647   432 
Other operating revenues  340      712    
Gain (loss) on derivatives, net  3,396   (9,500)  (8,802)  (12,882)
Total revenues  20,925   6,695   23,943   18,025 
Operating costs and expenses                
Lease operating expenses  7,587   5,009   14,417   9,649 
Production and ad valorem taxes  1,469   1,205   2,751   2,238 
Other operating expenses  417      890    
Impairment of proved oil and natural gas properties  204   959   204   9,710 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  2,369   3,393   5,467   6,834 
Dry holes and abandonments of unproved properties     97      185 
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations  417   191   745   344 
General and administrative  2,348   1,358   5,010   3,252 
Total operating costs and expenses  14,811   12,212   29,484   32,212 
Gain (loss) on sales of oil and natural gas properties, net  223   12   9,692   (388)
Income (loss) from operations  6,337   (5,505)  4,151   (14,575)
Other (expense) income                
Interest income  1      9   2 
Interest expense  (1,229)  (1,410)  (2,844)  (2,749)
Other income  44      49    
(Loss) gain on settlements of asset retirement obligations  (56)  60   (56)  49 
Total other expense  (1,240)  (1,350)  (2,842)  (2,698)
Net income (loss)  5,097   (6,855)  1,309   (17,273)
Less: Distributions to preferred unitholders  1,157   1,139   2,306   2,155 
Less: General partner's interest in net income (loss)  60   (81)  15   (204)
Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) $3,880  $(7,913) $(1,012) $(19,224)
Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) per unit                
Basic $0.13  $(0.26) $(0.03) $(0.64)
Diluted $0.07  $(0.26) $(0.03) $(0.64)
Weighted average limited partner units outstanding                
Limited partner units (basic)  30,786   30,306   30,708   30,241 
Limited partner units (diluted)  53,187   30,306   30,708   30,241 


Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 
(In thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
  
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
  2019  2018 
Cash flows from operating activities        
Net income (loss) $1,309  $(17,273)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities        
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  5,467   6,834 
Debt issuance costs amortization  356   329 
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations  745   344 
Impairment of proved oil and natural gas properties  204   9,710 
Dry holes and abandonments of unproved properties     185 
Loss (gain) on settlements of asset retirement obligations  56   (49)
Cash paid for settlements of asset retirement obligations  (72)  (65)
Mark to market on derivatives        
Loss on derivatives, net  8,802   12,882 
Cash settlements paid for matured derivatives, net  (586)  (3,505)
(Gain) loss on sales of oil and natural gas properties  (9,692)  388 
Non-cash equity-based compensation  456   367 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities        
Accounts receivable  (2,441)  (325)
Prepaid expenses and other assets  (254)  (1,565)
Accounts payable - trade and accrued liabilities  434   442 
Accounts payable - related parties  (293)  1,277 
Net cash provided by operating activities  4,491   9,976 
Cash flows from investing activities        
Acquisitions of oil and natural gas properties  (3,262)  (9,257)
Additions to oil and natural gas properties  (5,085)  (3,724)
Proceeds from sales of oil and natural gas properties  32,514   1,163 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  24,167   (11,818)
Cash flows from financing activities        
Proceeds from line of credit  7,000   7,000 
Payments on line of credit  (34,000)  (19,000)
Debt issuance costs     (651)
Proceeds from sale of Class B convertible preferred units, net of offering costs     14,878 
Distributions to Class A convertible preferred units  (1,000)  (1,500)
Distributions to Class B convertible preferred units  (600)  (200)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities  (28,600)  527 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  58   (1,315)
Beginning cash and cash equivalents  467   1,832 
Ending cash and cash equivalents $525  $517 


Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries
Production, Prices, and Unit Costs per Boe
(Unaudited)
                                
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
          Six Months Ended
June 30,
        
  2019  2018  Change  %
Change
  2019  2018  Change  %
Change
Production Volumes                               
Oil (MBbls)  291   251   40  16%   583   489   94  19%
Natural gas (MMcf)  184   92   92  100%   305   178   127  71%
Total (MBoe)  322   267   55  21%   634   519   115  22%
Average daily net production (Boe/d)  3,538   2,934   604  21%   3,503   2,867   636  22%
                                
Average sales price                               
Oil (per Bbl)                               
Sales price $57.70  $63.47  $(5.77) (9%)  $53.84  $62.32  $(8.48) (14%)
Effect of net settlements on matured derivative instruments $(2.50) $(8.69) $6.19  71%  $(1.01) $(7.17) $6.16  86%
Realized oil price after derivatives $55.20  $54.78  $0.42  1%  $52.83  $55.15  $(2.32) (4%)
Natural gas (per Mcf) $2.16  $2.87  $(0.71) (25%)  $2.12  $2.43  $(0.31) (13%)
                                
Average unit costs per Boe                               
Lease operating expenses $23.56  $18.76  $4.80  26%  $22.74  $18.59  $4.15  22%
Production and ad valorem taxes $4.56  $4.51  $0.05  1%  $4.34  $4.31  $0.03  1%
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $7.36  $12.71  $(5.35) (42%)  $8.62  $13.17  $(4.55) (35%)
General and administrative expenses $7.29  $5.09  $2.20  43%  $7.90  $6.27  $1.63  26%

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE

This press release, the financial tables and other supplemental information include “Adjusted EBITDA” which is a non-generally accepted accounting principles (“Non-GAAP”) measure used by our management to describe financial performance with external users of our financial statements. The Partnership believes the Non-GAAP financial measure described above is useful to investors because this measurement is used by many companies in its industry as a measurement of financial performance and is commonly employed by financial analysts and others to evaluate the financial performance of the Partnership and to compare the financial performance of the Partnership with the performance of other publicly traded partnerships within its industry. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) plus (minus):

  • Interest expense, net;
  • Depreciation, depletion and amortization;
  • Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations;
  • (Gain) loss on derivatives, net;
  • Cash settlements received (paid) for matured derivatives, net;
  • Cash premiums received (paid) for derivatives, net;
  • Impairment of proved oil and natural gas properties;
  • Non-cash equity-based compensation;
  • (Gain) loss on sales of oil and natural gas properties, net; and
  • Dry holes and abandonments on unproved properties.
Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and subsidiaries 
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA 
(in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
             
  Three Months Ended 
  June 30, 2019  March 31, 2019  June 30, 2018 
Net income (loss) $5,097  $(3,788) $(6,855)
Interest expense, net  1,228   1,607   1,410 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  2,369   3,098   3,393 
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations  417   328   191 
Impairment of proved oil and natural gas properties  204      959 
Dry holes and abandonments of unproved properties        97 
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net  (3,396)  12,198   9,500 
Cash settlements (paid) received for matured derivatives  (729)  143   (2,181)
Non-cash equity-based compensation  122   334   128 
Gain on sales of oil and natural gas properties, net  (223)  (9,469)  (12)
Adjusted EBITDA $5,089  $4,451  $6,630 

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