Endeavour Announces 2013 Third Quarter Financial and Operational Results

06 Nov, 2013, 02:00 ET from Endeavour International Corporation

HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) today reported third quarter 2013 net loss, as adjusted of $34.7 million compared to a net loss, as adjusted of $13.6 million for the same period in 2012. On a GAAP basis, net loss for the third quarter of 2013 was $40.3 million as compared to net loss of $34.2 million for the same quarter in 2012.

Third quarter 2013 sales and production numbers were impacted by the annual summer maintenance period in the U.K. North Sea and the timing of liftings at the Alba field during the period. Sales volumes for the third quarter of 2013 were 4,725 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("boepd"), compared to 11,006 boepd for the same quarter in the prior year.  Physical production for the third quarter of 2013 averaged 7,980 boepd compared to 10,724 boepd for the same quarter of 2012.

Recent Business Highlights:

  • First production achieved at Rochelle
  • Bacchus B1 well commenced production in July
  • Completion of the summer maintenance at the Alba field
  • Joint venture in the Pennsylvania Marcellus
  • Conclusion of the Strategic Review

"First production at Rochelle is a major achievement for our Company. Rochelle was part of a package of assets Endeavour purchased in 2006. The field's evolution from stranded discovery to producing asset is a testament to the perseverance and technical talent of all whom have been involved in the project," said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president.  "Now with three significant assets and all of our U.K. development projects on-line, we will focus on exploiting the underlying value of our assets and turn our attention in the near-term to reducing debt and being cost efficient."

Operational Update

North Sea Rochelle commenced production on October 23, 2013. Following first production, Rochelle is in a 30-day proving period and the W1 well is being ramped up to its full potential. Current production is 44 MMscf/d with 2,500 barrels of oil a day ("bopd") of associated condensate, which is in line with operational expectations for the new infrastructure on the Scott Platform. At East Rochelle, the E2 well has been drilled to total depth, completed and a production test is due to commence in the next few days. The E2 well is expected on-line in the fourth quarter. When fully operational, the production from the Rochelle field is expected to exceed the available production capacity at Scott. Endeavour has a 44% working interest in the Rochelle development.

At the Bacchus field, the third planned production well (B1) was completed in July. The well logged 2,057 feet net oil pay along a horizontal completion segment in high quality Jurassic-aged Fulmar sandstone in the field's western fault block. The third well was completed ahead of schedule and below estimated costs. Current production at the field is 13,000 bopd gross, in line with the expected field performance. Endeavour has a 30% working interest in the field.

At Alba, the planned 28-day summer maintenance program was completed on time and the field restarted in the middle of September. The previous water handling, turbine and emulsion concerns have been addressed and the field is currently ramping back up to full production levels. Production has achieved rates of over 25,000 bopd and the operator is working to maintain consistent production rates with on-going operational activities. Two infield wells, drilled earlier in the year, were brought back on-line and another platform well is scheduled to be on production in early 2014. Endeavour has a 25.68% working interest in the Alba field.

As of the fourth quarter of 2013, all the Company's major U.K. oil and gas assets are on production.

North America In Rio Blanco County, Colorado, the Company successfully drilled, cored and logged its Wiley Federal Unit well. The data indicates liquids-rich gas potential in both the Niobrara and Frontier formations. The well is being evaluated for a future horizontal re-entry sometime next year. In a separate operation in Mesa County, Colorado, Endeavour obtained Niobrara cores in a third party well where the Company has drill-to-earn options, that may be exercised by horizontal drilling in 2014. In total, the Company has leasehold and drilling options over approximately 40,000 gross acres in this liquids-rich Cretaceous play.  

During October in the Pennsylvania Marcellus area, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement covering 50% of its upstream and midstream assets. The transaction is expected to deliver the capital necessary for near term joint development of these assets. Final closing of the agreement is anticipated to occur in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Strategic Review In October, the Board of Directors concluded the strategic review process that started in February 2013. During the course of the strategic review, the Board considered the sale of all or parts of the Company and possible joint venture arrangements. As the year progressed, Endeavour achieved several objectives that improved the long-term value of the business, including the completion of Bacchus, start-up of production at Rochelle and continued process improvements at the Alba field. As a result, the Board decided it was in the best interest of shareholders to retain and exploit the asset base.

In conjunction with the conclusion of the strategic review, Endeavour decided to close its London office and consolidate its technical teams in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Derek A. Neilson has been promoted to Managing Director of U.K. Operations to head the consolidated team. Mr. Neilson has been with Endeavour for over six years and has 28 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Once the consolidation and organizational changes are fully implemented, the Company expects to achieve annual cash savings of approximately $15 million to $20 million.

Finance In August, the Company completed the sale of an additional $25 million expansion to the Monetary Production Payment (MPP), bringing the total to $150 million outstanding. The MPP has a two-year term and will be satisfied out of the production from the Alba and Bacchus fields. Repayment of the MPP began in July 2013 under its terms.

In September, Endeavour entered into a second Forward Sale agreement receiving a payment of $22.5 million. This effectively hedged a portion of production by locking in pricing for in excess of 200,000 barrels of oil, over a six month delivery period. This has had a positive effect on the Company's realized oil prices year-to-date. The first Forward Sale commitment was fulfilled in June 2013.

Fourth Quarter Production Guidance With Rochelle and Alba ramping up over the course of the fourth quarter, average daily production volumes are expected to be in the range of 12,000 – 13,000 boepd for the period. Sales volumes recorded as revenue will be affected by the number of actual liftings from the Alba field. Currently, one lifting is expected during the fourth quarter.

Earnings Conference Call, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Central Time, 3:00 p.m. British Time  Endeavour International will host a conference call and web cast to discuss its 2013 third quarter financial and operating results on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time, 3:00 p.m. British Time. A supporting slide deck for the conference call is available on the home page of Endeavour's website at www.endeavourcorp.com and under the Investor Relations section in conjunction with the details for the conference call. To participate and ask questions during the conference call, dial the local country telephone number and the confirmation code 4806271.  The toll-free numbers are 888-812-8595 in the United States and 0-808-101-1152 in the United Kingdom. Other international callers should dial 913-312-0672 (tolls apply).  To listen only to the live audio web cast access Endeavour's home page at www.endeavourcorp.com.  A replay will be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. Central Time on November 6, 2013 through 12:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013 by dialing toll free 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or 719-457-0820 (international), confirmation code 4806271.

Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of energy reserves in the North Sea and the United States. For more information, visit www.endeavourcorp.com.

Additional information for investors: Certain statements in this news release should be regarded as "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the securities laws.  These statements speak only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to assumptions, risk and uncertainty.  Actual results or events may vary materially.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose not only proved reserves, but also probable reserves 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.  We use may use certain terms in our news releases, such as "reserve potential," that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved, probable and possible reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized.  In addition, we do not represent that the probable or possible reserves described herein meet the recoverability thresholds established by the SEC in its new definitions.   Investors are urged to also consider closely the disclosure in our filings with the SEC, available from our website at www.endeavourcorp.com.  Endeavour is also subject to the requirements of the London Stock Exchange and considers the disclosures in this release to be appropriate and/or required under the guidelines of that exchange.

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

September 30,

December 31,

2013

2012

Assets

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

60,357

$

59,185

Accounts receivable

24,496

46,181

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

48,696

20,995

   Total Current Assets

133,549

126,361

Property and Equipment, Net

1,078,906

1,003,441

Goodwill

259,238

262,764

Other Assets

36,396

49,906

Total Assets

$

1,508,089

$

1,442,472

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

44,802

$

60,153

Current maturities of debt

115,163

15,713

Deferred revenue

40,691

-

Monetary production payment, current

19,167

-

Accrued expenses and other

54,422

90,100

   Total Current Liabilities

274,245

165,966

Long-Term Debt

752,769

843,793

Deferred Taxes

127,658

141,887

Other Liabilities

263,465

147,692

   Total Liabilities

1,418,137

1,299,338

Commitments and Contingencies

Series C Convertible Preferred Stock

43,703

43,703

Stockholders' Equity

46,249

99,431

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

1,508,089

$

1,442,472

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenues

$

36,901

$

83,275

$

220,738

$

121,444

Cost of Operations:

Operating expenses

16,358

23,973

71,951

34,613

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

18,596

23,759

93,466

42,292

Impairment of oil and gas properties

6,032

11,416

9,566

47,116

General and administrative

3,913

5,026

14,276

15,379

Total Expenses

44,899

64,174

189,259

139,400

Income (Loss) From Operations

(7,998)

19,101

31,479

(17,956)

Other Income (Expense):

Unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives

855

(1,204)

1,158

(2,178)

Interest expense

(26,461)

(18,053)

(72,346)

(63,016)

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

-

-

-

(21,661)

Letter of credit fees

(7,274)

(9,378)

(25,782)

(12,442)

Unrealized foreign currency gains (losses)

(10,793)

(1,448)

38

(4,186)

Other expense

(2,544)

(1,215)

(4,505)

(1,758)

Total Other Expense

(46,217)

(31,298)

(101,437)

(105,241)

Loss Before Income Taxes

(54,215)

(12,197)

(69,958)

(123,197)

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

(14,330)

21,505

(2,141)

(3,424)

Net Loss

(39,885)

(33,702)

(67,817)

(119,773)

Preferred Stock Dividends

456

456

1,367

1,367

Net Loss to Common Stockholders

$

(40,341)

$

(34,158)

$

(69,184)

$

(121,140)

Net Loss per Common Share:

Basic and Diluted

$

(0.86)

$

(0.73)

$

(1.47)

$

(2.94)

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:

Basic and Diluted

47,092

46,555

47,082

41,163

Endeavour International Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

2012

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net loss

$

(67,817)

$

(119,773)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash

provided by operating activities:

   Depreciation, depletion and amortization

93,466

42,292

   Impairment of oil and gas properties

9,566

47,116

   Deferred tax benefit

(17,262)

(15,849)

   Unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives

(1,158)

2,178

   Amortization of non-cash compensation

2,352

3,605

   Amortization of loan costs and discount

15,330

10,536

   Non-cash interest expense

5,246

7,077

   Loss on early extinguishment of debt

-

21,661

   Other

10,192

9,692

   Changes in operating assets and liabilities

4,872

(7,191)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

54,787

1,344

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures

(176,171)

(175,597)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(2,602)

(228,437)

Increase in restricted cash

-

(178)

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(178,773)

(404,212)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

Repayments of borrowings

-

(247,065)

Borrowings under debt agreements, net of debt discount

-

595,000

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

-

60,805

Proceeds from issuance of monetary production payment

150,000

-

Repayments of monetary production payment

(4,167)

-

Dividends paid

(1,249)

(833)

Payments for early extinguishment of debt

-

(7,248)

Financing costs paid

(19,427)

(28,109)

Other financing

1

4

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

125,158

372,554

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

1,172

(30,314)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period

59,185

106,036

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

$

60,357

$

75,722

Endeavour International Corporation

Operating Statistics

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Sales volume: (1)

Oil and condensate sales (Mbbls):

United Kingdom

327

812

2,039

1,099

United States

-

1

1

2

Total

327

813

2,040

1,101

Gas sales (MMcf):

United Kingdom

9

19

35

69

United States  (2)

638

1,182

2,127

4,234

Total

647

1,201

2,162

4,303

Oil equivalent sales (MBOE):

United Kingdom

328

815

2,045

1,110

United States  (2)

107

198

356

708

Total

435

1,013

2,401

1,818

Total BOE per day

4,725

11,006

8,794

6,635

Physical production volume (BOE per day): (1)

United Kingdom

6,824

8,573

7,586

4,474

United States

1,156

2,151

1,354

2,585

Total

7,980

10,724

8,940

7,059

Realized Price, before and after derivatives :

United Kingdom:

Oil and condensate price ($ per Bbl)

$

106.82

$

99.32

$

104.77

$

101.78

Gas price ($ per Mcf)

$

7.92

$

6.80

$

8.03

$

7.18

Equivalent oil price ($ per BOE)

$

106.55

$

99.09

$

104.60

$

101.16

United States:

Oil and condensate price ($ per Bbl)

106.78

$

92.93

94.84

96.19

Gas price ($ per Mcf)

$

2.99

$

2.09

$

3.15

$

2.11

Equivalent oil price ($ per BOE)

$

18.29

$

12.88

$

19.13

$

12.95

Realized Price, before and after derivatives:

Oil and condensate price ($ per Bbl)

$

106.82

$

99.31

$

104.76

$

101.76

Gas price ($ per Mcf)

$

3.06

$

2.16

$

3.23

$

2.19

Equivalent oil price ($ per BOE)

$

84.89

$

82.24

$

91.95

$

66.80

(1)

We record oil revenues when deliveries have occurred and legal ownership of the oil transfers to the customer. Physical production may differ from sales volumes based on the timing of tanker liftings for our international sales.

Endeavour International Corporation

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

As required under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, provided below are reconciliations of net income (loss) to the following non-GAAP financial measures:  net income, as adjusted and Adjusted EBITDA.  We use these non-GAAP measures as key metrics for our management and to demonstrate our ability to internally fund capital expenditures and service debt.  The non-GAAP measures are useful in comparisons of oil and gas exploration and production companies as they exclude non-operating fluctuations in assets and liabilities.

(Amounts in thousands)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net loss

$

(39,885)

$

(33,702)

$

(67,817)

$

(119,773)

Impairment of oil and gas properties (net of tax) (1)

6,032

11,416

9,566

47,116

Unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives (net of tax) (2)

(855)

265

(1,158)

58

Loss on early extinguishment of debt (net of tax) (3)

-

-

-

17,762

Deferred tax expense related to U.K. tax rate change

8,393

8,393

Net Loss as Adjusted

$

(34,708)

$

(13,628)

$

(59,409)

$

(46,444)

Net loss

$

(39,885)

$

(33,702)

$

(67,817)

$

(119,773)

Unrealized loss on derivatives

(855)

1,204

(1,158)

2,178

Net interest expense

26,441

18,005

72,290

62,789

Letter of credit fees

7,274

9,378

25,782

12,442

Loss on early extinguishment of debt

-

-

-

21,661

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

18,596

23,759

93,466

42,292

Impairment of oil and gas properties

6,032

11,416

9,566

47,116

Income tax expense (benefit)

(14,330)

21,505

(2,141)

(3,424)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,273

$

51,565

$

129,988

$

65,281

(1)

Since the impairments related to U.S. oil and gas properties, we recognized no tax benefits as there was no assurance that we could generate any U.S. taxable earnings.

(2)

Net of tax benefit of none, $939, none and $2,120 for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

(3)

Net of tax benefit of $3,899 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.

SOURCE Endeavour International Corporation



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