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PARK PLACE ENERGY INC. - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") is intended to provide readers of our financial statements with a narrative from the perspective of our management on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, and certain other factors that may affect our future results. Our MD&A is presented in the following sections:


  •   Executive Summary




  •   Results of Operations




  •   Liquidity and Capital Resources




  •   Recent Accounting Pronouncements




  •   Forward-Looking Statements.

Our MD&A should be read in conjunction with our unaudited financial statements of Park Place Energy Inc. ("Park Place", Company", "we", and "our") and related Notes in Part I, Item 1 of the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Our website can be found at www.parkplaceenergy.com. Our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act"), can be accessed free of charge by linking directly from our website under the "Investor Relations-SEC Filings" caption to the SEC's Edgar Database.

Executive Summary

Park Place is an energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration in Bulgaria.

On November 12, 2015, Park Place became the successor registrant to Park Place Energy Corp, a Nevada corporation ("PPEC Nevada"), following a reincorporation merger, approved by the stockholders of PPEC Nevada to provide a better organizational structure for future acquisitions and management of operations. See Park Place's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 for more information on the reincorporation.

The Company holds a 98,205 acre oil and gas exploration claim in the Dobrudja Basin located in northeast Bulgaria. The Company intends to conduct exploration for natural gas and test production activities over a five year period in accordance with or exceeding its minimum work program obligation. The Company intends to commence its work program efforts once it receives all regular regulatory approvals of its work programs.

On August 26, 2014, the Bulgarian environmental agency approved the Company's overall work program and first year annual work program. A number of parties appealed the decision of the environmental agency and an appeal proceeding was commenced before an administrative judge panel. Since then, there have been several hearings resulting in a number of appellants being dismissed and empaneling a panel of experts to confirm the correctness of the approval by the environmental agency. The next hearing has not yet been scheduled. The Company is participating in that proceeding as an interested party. The Company is continuing its data gathering, evaluation and planning, is acquiring the land for future well sites and is performing an environmental baseline survey of the license area. The initial term of the License Agreement will not begin until (i) the appeal proceeding is completed and the decision upheld and (ii) the Bulgarian energy agency has approved the Company's work programs.

The Company entered into a share purchase agreement on December 22, 2015 to acquire the three subsidiaries of Tiway Oil B.V. ("Tiway"), a company currently in bankruptcy in the Netherlands. These Tiway subsidiaries are oil and gas exploration and production companies operating in the Republic of Turkey. They own interests in 3 producing oil and gas fields, one offshore and two onshore, as well as a number of exploration licenses and operate one of the onshore fields. Current production for the Tiway subsidiaries is about 430 Boe/d (barrels per day equivalent). The purchase price is $2.1 million USD and the Company paid at signing a $500,000 deposit toward the purchase price. Prior to submitting the winning bid in the bankruptcy auction, the Company spent the prior 6 months actively gathering and evaluating a large amount of data derived from earlier exploration and production activities on Tiway properties.

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The transaction is subject to obtaining the approval of two regulatory agencies in Turkey, the GDPA (which regulates the oil and gas licenses) and EMRA (which regulates gas marketing). The applications, plus supplementary materials, have been submitted. During the period prior to closing, in consultation with the Tiway staff and partners in the various fields, the Company has prepared work programs for 2016 and into the future.

The transaction was originally scheduled for closing April 28, 2016, that date has been extended until May 26, 2016 to allow sufficient time to secure the approvals from the respective regulatory agencies. To facilitate closing, the Company has formed a new wholly owned subsidiary, Park Place Energy (Bermuda) Ltd. which will become the acquirer of the shares of the Tiway subsidiaries.

Results of Operations

The following summary of our results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements for the periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, which are included herein.

Revenue

We are a pre-revenue stage company, and our future revenues depend upon successful exploration of oil and gas assets.

Expenses

Our general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2016 were $177,528 compared to $216,431 for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease was primarily due to reduced consulting and professional services costs.

Other Income (Expenses)

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, other income was $4,981 due to a foreign exchange gain. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, other expense was a loss of $49,089 attributable to foreign exchange losses.

Loss

Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was $172,547 compared to a loss of $265,520 for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in net loss was a result of decreased activities in all areas of operations and the factors described above.




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Liquidity and Capital Resources

The following table summarizes our liquidity position:



                                     March 31, 2016        December 31,
                                      (Unaudited)              2015
             Cash                   $         29,196      $       75,561
             Working deficit                (216,696 )           (29,515 )
             Total assets                  3,357,571           3,330,163
             Total liabilities               263,647             119,006
             Stockholders' equity          3,093,924           3,211,157


Cash Used in Operating Activities

We used net cash of $58,196 in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2016 compared to $310,758 for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease was due to decreased activities in all areas of operations.

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2016 was $12,944 compared to $97,599 for the three months ended March 31, 2015. This decrease was primarily due to decreased expenditures on the Bulgarian project.

Cash Provided by Financing Activities

We have funded our business to date primarily from sales of our common stock through private placements. During the three months ended March 31, 2016, we received cash of $25,000 for stock subscriptions. We did not have any common stock sales during the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Future Operating Requirements

Based on our current plan of operations, we estimate that we will require approximately $3.6 million to pursue our plan of operations over the next 12 months: $1.6 million to close the acquisition of the Tiway companies, $1.1 million for planned work programs on assets owned by the Tiway companies post-acquisition and $900,000 for ongoing operating costs and corporate expenditures.

The Company has no revenues and has incurred continuous losses from operations and had an accumulated deficit of $14,571,656 at March 31, 2016. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. Management is actively pursuing new ventures to increase revenues. In addition, the Company is currently seeking additional sources of capital to fund short term operations and fund the Tiway acquisition. The Company, however, is dependent upon its ability to secure equity and/or debt financing and there are no assurances that the Company will be successful, therefore, without sufficient financing it would be unlikely for the Company to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of any uncertainty as to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements also do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classifications of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable U.S. securities legislation. Additionally, forward-looking statements may be made orally or in press releases, conferences, reports, on our website or otherwise, in the future, by us or on our behalf. Such statements are generally identifiable by the terminology used such as "plans," "expects," "estimates," "budgets," "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "projects," "indicates," "targets," "objective," "could," "should," "may" or other similar words.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions that may not materialize or that may not be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including the factors discussed under Item 1A. Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following: fluctuations in and volatility of the market prices for oil and natural gas products; the ability to produce and transport oil and natural gas; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; global economic conditions, particularly in the countries in which we carry on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities including increases in taxes, legislative and regulatory initiatives related to fracture stimulation activities, changes in environmental and other regulations, and renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflicts; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; future capital requirements and the availability of financing; estimates and economic assumptions used in connection with our acquisitions; risks associated with drilling, operating and decommissioning wells; actions of third-party co-owners of interests in properties in which we also own an interest; our ability to effectively integrate companies and properties that we acquire; our limited operating history; our history of operating losses; our lack of insurance coverage; and the other factors discussed in other documents that we file with or furnish to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are interdependent upon other factors and our course of action would depend upon our assessment of the future, considering all information then available. In that regard, any statements as to: future oil or natural gas production levels; capital expenditures; the allocation of capital expenditures to exploration and development activities; sources of funding for our capital expenditure programs; drilling of new wells; demand for oil and natural gas products; expenditures and allowances relating to environmental matters; dates by which certain areas will be developed or will come on-stream; expected finding and development costs; future production rates; ultimate recoverability of reserves, including the ability to convert probable and possible reserves to proved reserves; dates by which transactions are expected to close; future cash flows, uses of cash flows, collectability of receivables and availability of trade credit; expected operating costs; changes in any of the foregoing and other statements using forward-looking terminology are forward-looking statements, and there can be no assurance that the expectations conveyed by such forward-looking statements will, in fact, be realized.

Although we believe that the expectations conveyed by the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on information available to us on the date such forward-looking statements were made, no assurances can be given as to future results, levels of activity, achievements or financial condition.

Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should recognize that the statements are predictions of future results, which may not occur as anticipated. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and from historical results, due to the risks and uncertainties described above, as well as others not now anticipated. The foregoing statements are not exclusive and further information concerning us, including factors that potentially could materially affect our financial results, may emerge from time to time. We do not intend to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in factors or assumptions affecting such forward-looking statements.

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