Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results and Operations Update Highlights Include:

- Q1-14 Oil & Gas Sales of $257.0 million, 56% Increase from Q1-13

- Q1-14 Adjusted EBITDA of $179.9 million, 45% Growth from Q1-13

- Q1-14 Average Daily Sales Volumes of 34,025 BOE/d, 57% Increase from Q1-13

DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG), an oil and gas exploration and production company with primary assets in the Williston Basin of North Dakota, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 and provided a Williston Basin operations update.

Financial Results

For the first quarter-ended March 31, 2014, the Company reported oil and gas sales of $257.0 million, as compared to $165.1 million during the same period in 2013, representing an increase of 56%.  Kodiak reported an overall 57% increase in quarter-over-quarter equivalent sales volumes with 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) sold, or an average of 34.0 MBOE per day (MBOE/d) during the first quarter of 2014, as compared to 2.0 MMBOE, or an average of 21.7 MBOE/d in the first quarter of 2013.  Crude oil revenue accounted for approximately 92% of oil and gas sales recorded during the first quarter 2014. 

Adjusted EBITDA was $179.9 million for the first quarter 2014, as compared to $124.4 million in the same period in 2013.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  For additional information please refer to the reconciliation of this measure at the end of this news release.

For the first quarter 2014, the Company reported net income of $29.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $19.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the same period in 2013. 

Kodiak reported net cash provided by operating activities during the first quarter 2014 of $163.5 million, as compared to $114.6 million during the same period in 2013, an increase of 43%.  

General and administrative expenses (G&A) for the first quarter 2014 totaled $13.9 million, or $4.54 per BOE, compared to $10.3 million, or $5.28 per BOE, in the first quarter 2013.  The decrease in G&A expense per BOE for the first quarter 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013, is attributed primarily to increased production which offset an overall increase in G&A as the Company has expanded operations.  As of March 31, 2014, Kodiak had 214 employees, as compared to 116 employees as of March 31, 2013 and 202 employees as of December 31, 2013.

Lease operating expenses (LOE) for the first quarter 2014 totaled $22.7 million or $7.43 per BOE, an 8% increase per BOE over the first quarter 2013 and an increase of 14% over the fourth quarter of 2013.  The increase is primarily the result of winter operations.  The Company expects to see a reduction in per unit LOE for the remainder of the year.  Additionally, the Company continues efforts to decrease operating costs, primarily by addressing water disposal costs, the largest component of LOE.   

During the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, Kodiak incurred total interest expense related to its outstanding senior notes and credit facility of approximately $31.6 million.  The Company capitalized interest costs of $8.4 million for the first quarter 2014.

The following table summarizes the Company's sales volumes and costs on a per-unit basis for the periods shown:

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.







% Change

Net Sales Volumes Comparison and Unit Cost Analysis

Q1-14


Q4-13


Q1-13


Sequential


Q-o-Q

Net Sales Volumes










Crude Oil  (MBbls)

2,677


2,964


1,716


(10)%


56%

Natural Gas (MMcf)

2,310


2,163


1,420


7%


63%

Barrels of Oil Equivalent (MBOE)

3,062


3,324


1,953


(8)%


57%

Average Daily Volumes










Daily Sales (BOE/day)

34,025


36,100


21,700


(6)%


57%

Unhedged Product Price Received










Average Price Received Oil ($/Bbl)

$88.62


$85.09


$90.80


4%


(2)%

Average Price Received Gas ($/Mcf)

$8.56


$6.61


$6.48


30%


32%

Average Price Received BOE ($/BOE)

$83.93


$80.17


$84.51


5%


(1)%

Expenses










Lease Operating Expense ($/BOE)

$7.43


$6.54


$6.90


14%


8%

Production Tax ($/BOE)

$8.95


$8.65


$9.08


3%


(1)%

Gathering, Transportation & Marketing Expense ($/BOE)

$2.25


$2.19


$2.45


3%


(8)%

DD&A Expense ($/BOE)

$29.27


$30.18


$29.38


(3)%


—%

Total G&A Expense ($/BOE)

$4.54


$4.22


$5.28


8%


(14)%

Non-cash Stock-based Compensation Expense ($/BOE)

$1.67


$1.37


$1.91


22%


(13)%













Drilling and Completion Operations

During the first quarter of 2014, Kodiak completed 20 gross (15.2 net) operated wells and participated in the completion of 26 gross (3.8 net) non-operated wells.

Kodiak's drilling operations continue with seven operated rigs which the Company plans to maintain throughout 2014, along with continuing participation in non-operated activities.  Well costs continue to decline as a result of decreased spud-to-rig-release times, as well as some cost reductions across the full drilling spectrum.

Pilot Program Update

Downspacing work continues in the Company's Polar operating area.  Drilling operations are in progress on the second and third four-well pads in the drilling spacing unit (DSU) comprising the Polar Pilot 2.0.  Each pad will consist of two wells drilled in the Middle Bakken and two in the Three Forks spaced approximately 600-650 feet apart within each reservoir.  The Company plans to test 16 wells within this 1,280-acre DSU with eight wells in the Middle Bakken and eight wells within the Three Forks.

The following table summarizes production data from the Company's downspacing projects.




Average Production per Well (BOE/d)

Polar Pilot 1.0

















30 Days


60 Days


90 Days


120 Days


150 Days


180 Days


210 Days

Middle Bakken (6 wells)


1,020


845


735


666


611


562


518

Three Forks (6 wells)


933


751


645


570


519


471


432
















Polar Pilot 2.0

















30 Days


60 Days











Middle Bakken (2 wells)


1,040


790











Three Forks (2 wells)


792


606


























Smokey Pilot









30 Days


60 Days


90 Days


120 Days


150 Days





Middle Bakken (6 wells)


940


738


648


566


506





Three Forks (6 wells)


659


516


417


357


316




















2014 Capital Expenditures

During the first quarter of 2014, Kodiak has invested approximately $208.6 million related to its oilfield operations and leasehold acquisitions compared to its full year capital expenditure guidance of approximately $940.0 million.  Additional detail on our capital expenditures as of the end of the first quarter of 2014 versus our full year 2014 budget is provided in the table below ($ in millions).







Three Months Ended



2014 Annual


March 31, 2014



Budget


Actual

Capital Expenditures







Drilling and completion costs


$

890.0


$

204.9

Infrastructure and leasehold acquisitions



50.0



3.7

     Total capital expenditures


$

940.0


$

208.6







Divestitures






Proved and unproved oil and gas properties





$

(70.8)







Non-Cash Capitalized Costs






Asset retirement obligations





$

0.9

Capitalized interest





8.4







Total capitalized costs, net of divestitures





$

147.1








Updated 2014 Production Guidance

In late November 2013 and continuing through February 2014, North Dakota experienced colder than normal weather.  Due to these conditions, completion and workover activities on both operated and non-operated properties were slowed, resulting in lower than expected first quarter production.  As conditions improved in March and continued through April, the activity and production levels have returned to the expected levels.  After assessing first quarter production, the impact of asset divestitures, and an update to our non-operated completion schedule for the remainder of 2014, Kodiak is revising its average 2014 full-year production guidance to a range of 39,000 to 42,000 BOE/d, or 35% to 45% year-over-year sales volume growth.

Management Comments

Commenting on recent developments, Kodiak's Chairman and CEO, Lynn A. Peterson said, "We have just completed a challenging quarter as weather adversely affected our activity level.  Although the team worked tirelessly through the weather conditions, the impact on our operations was of a meaningful enough size that we believed it to be prudent to reset our full year production guidance."

"During the first quarter of 2014, nearly a third of our completed operated wells were drilled in our Wildrose area of northern Williams County to hold acreage.  This is an area with a thinner reservoir section and less source rock that results in lower reservoir pressures and less gas, and corresponding lower production rates and reserves.  Wells in this area also have to be put on pump soon after completion, which was delayed because of weather.  We are excited about the remainder of the year as our activity is all concentrated in the heart of our core leasehold in southern Williams, McKenzie and Dunn Counties, where we continue to deliver consistent well results."

"Based upon early production our downspacing projects continue to show encouraging results.  Through the first seven months of production our 12-well downspacing project in the Polar area has produced on average approximately 100,000 BOE per well, putting them well on their way towards payout."

"Our development program continues to see efficiency gains with both fewer drilling days and fewer days for completion work, helping to drive down our well costs.  We currently estimate our completed and equipped well costs, using 100% ceramic proppants, are approximately $8.5 million to $9.0 million, which should be reflected in the later quarters of 2014.  As we move toward full-scale development of our core Williston Basin properties, we will continue to look for additional opportunities to improve drilling efficiencies and further drive down completed well costs."

Q1-14 Results Teleconference Call

In conjunction with Kodiak's release of its financial and operating results, investors, analysts and other interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call with management on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Q1-14 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call


Date:

May 2, 2014


Time:

11:00 a.m. EDT


10:00 a.m. CDT


  9:00 a.m. MDT


  8:00 a.m. PDT


Call:

(877) 870-4263 (US/Canada) and (412) 317-0790 (International)


Internet:

Live and rebroadcast over the Internet: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=98847


Replay:

Available for 30 days at http://www.kodiakog.com or

http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=98847






Upcoming Investor Conferences

Kodiak also today announced management's participation in upcoming investor conferences. If a webcast is available, links can be found on the Company's website at www.kodiakog.com.

Conference

City

Date

Time

Baird Growth Stock Conference

Chicago, IL

May 8, 2014

11:20 AM ET

ISI Bermuda Energy Conference

Bermuda

May 14, 2014

None

UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference

Austin, TX

May 21, 2014

8:30 AM ET

RBC Global Energy Conference

New York, NY

Jun. 3, 2014

None

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy & Power Leveraged Finance Conference

New York, NY

Jun. 4, 2014

TBD

IPAA OGIS Toronto Conference

Toronto, ON

Jun. 5, 2014

8:45 AM ET

Presentation times and webcasting are subject to change at the discretion of the conference organizer.  Please reference Kodiak's Presentations & Events page for further details regarding conferences and other events in which the Company may elect to participate.

About Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.
Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. is an independent energy exploration and development company focused on exploring, developing and producing oil and natural gas primarily in the Williston Basin in the U.S. Rocky Mountains.  For further information, please visit www.kodiakog.com.  The Company's common shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: "KOG."

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.  Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," projects," "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "could" or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding the Company's expectations as to its growth and development including trends in production, cash flow and reserves, the Company's expectations regarding potential improvements in LOE, the Company's pilot program, the Company's drilling and completion program, including timing and improvements in per-well costs, and trends in the availability and cost of oil field services.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in the prices of oil and gas, uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and timing of development activities, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital requirements, the effects of governmental regulation, adverse changes in the market for the Company's oil and gas production, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Lynn A. Peterson, Chairman and CEO, Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. +1-303-592-8075
Mr. Aaron Gaydosik, Vice President of Finance, Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. +1-720-399-3284

Footnotes to the Financial Statements
The notes accompanying the financial statements are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements and can be found in Kodiak's filing on Form 10-Q for the quarter-ended March 31, 2014.

KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)









March 31, 2014



December 31, 2013

ASSETS






Current Assets:






Cash and cash equivalents


$

15,966



$

90

Accounts receivable






Trade


84,316



108,883

Accrued sales revenues


139,640



121,843

Inventory and prepaid expenses


12,838



11,367

Deferred tax asset, net


19,740



14,300

Total Current Assets


272,500



256,483







Oil and gas properties (full cost method), at cost:






Proved oil and gas properties


3,772,963



3,556,667

Unproved oil and gas properties


572,410



641,644

Equipment and facilities


27,804



27,712

Less-accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion


(694,657)



(605,700)

Net oil and gas properties


3,678,520



3,620,323







Commodity price risk management asset


283



1,290

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,302 at March 31, 2014 and $1,980 at December 31, 2013


4,031



3,928

Deferred financing costs, net of amortization of $24,524 at March 31, 2014 and $22,963 at December 31, 2013


40,186



41,746







Total Assets


$

3,995,520



$

3,923,770







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities:






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

274,833



$

272,858

Accrued interest payable



29,975




24,425

Commodity price risk management liability



31,779




20,334

Total Current Liabilities



336,587




317,617







Noncurrent Liabilities:






Credit facility


700,000



708,000

Senior notes, net of accumulated amortization of bond premium of $1,193 at March 31, 2014 and $1,024 at December 31, 2013


1,554,807



1,554,976

Commodity price risk management liability


264



Deferred tax liability, net


157,930



133,700

Asset retirement obligations


17,520



16,405

Total Noncurrent Liabilities


2,430,521



2,413,081







Total Liabilities


2,767,108



2,730,698







Stockholders' Equity:






Common stock—no par value; unlimited authorized






Issued and outstanding: 266,506,464 shares as of March 31, 2014 and 266,249,765 shares as of December 31, 2013


1,030,690



1,024,462

Retained earnings


197,722



168,610

Total Stockholders' Equity


1,228,412



1,193,072







Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

3,995,520



$

3,923,770













 

KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share data)

(Unaudited)






For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2014


2013

Revenues:



Oil sales


$

237,249


$

155,843

Gas sales


19,766


9,207

Total revenues


257,015


165,050




Operating expenses:



Oil and gas production


57,037


35,991

Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion


89,629


57,385

General and administrative


13,918


10,302

Total operating expenses


160,584


103,678




Operating income


96,431


61,372




Other income (expense):



Loss on commodity price risk management activities, net


(24,805)


(15,744)

Interest income (expense), net


(24,550)


(13,810)

Other income


826


426

Total other income (expense)


(48,529)


(29,128)




Income before income taxes


47,902


32,244




Income tax expense


18,790


12,800




Net income


$

29,112


$

19,444




Earnings per common share:



Basic


$

0.11


$

0.07

Diluted


$

0.11


$

0.07




Weighted average common shares outstanding:



Basic


266,292,773


265,328,392

Diluted


269,935,030


267,969,663

    

KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2014


2013

Cash flows from operating activities:



Net income


$

29,112


$

19,444

Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:



Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion


89,629


57,385

Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium


1,391


918

Loss on commodity price risk management activities, net


24,805


15,744

Settlements on commodity derivative instruments


(12,089)


1,438

Stock‑based compensation


5,120


3,724

    Deferred income taxes


18,790


12,800

Changes in current assets and liabilities:



Accounts receivable‑trade


24,992


(15,013)

Accounts receivable‑accrued sales revenues


(17,797)


(9,439)

Prepaid expenses and other


(368)


134

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(5,610)


7,493

Accrued interest payable


5,550


19,945

Net cash provided by operating activities


163,525


114,573




Cash flows from investing activities:



Oil and gas properties


(210,683)


(275,805)

Sale of oil and gas properties


70,848


Equipment, facilities and other


(497)


(4,065)

Net cash used in investing activities


(140,332)


(279,870)




Cash flows from financing activities:



Borrowings under credit facility


80,000


163,875

Repayments under credit facility


(88,000)


(358,875)

Proceeds from the issuance of senior notes



350,000

Proceeds from the issuance of common shares


700


260

Purchase of common shares


(17)


(518)

Debt and share issuance costs



(6,920)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


(7,317)


147,822




Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


15,876


(17,475)




Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period


90


24,060




Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period


$

15,966


$

6,585




Supplemental cash flow information:



Oil & gas property accrual included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

172,110


$

146,840

Cash paid for interest


$

26,024


$

1,458








 

KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP.

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2014


2013

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:



Net income


$

29,112


$

19,444

  Add back:



     Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion


89,629


57,385

     Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium


1,391


918

     Loss on commodity price risk management activities, net


24,805


15,744

     Settlements on commodity derivative instruments


(12,089)


1,438

     Stock based compensation expense


5,120


3,724

     Income tax expense


18,790


12,800

     Interest expense


23,174


12,902

Adjusted EBITDA


$

179,932


$

124,355








In evaluating its business, Kodiak considers earnings before interest, income taxes, depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion, amortization of deferred financing costs and debt premium, impairment, gains or losses on foreign currency, the net (gain) loss on commodity price risk management activities less settlements on commodity derivative instruments, and stock‑based compensation expense, ("Adjusted EBITDA") as a key indicator of financial operating performance and as a measure of the ability to generate cash for operational activities, future capital expenditures and an indication of our potential borrowing base under our credit facility.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a Generally Accepted Accounting Principle ("GAAP") measure of performance. The Company uses this non-GAAP measure to compare its performance with other companies in the industry that make a similar disclosure, as a measure of its current liquidity, in developing our capital expenditure budget, to evaluate our compliance with covenants under our credit facility and as a component of the corporate objectives to which we tie the vesting of equity-based awards made to senior executives. The Company believes that this measure may also be useful to investors for the same purpose and for an indication of the Company's ability to generate cash flow at a level that can sustain or support our operations and capital investment program, and that disclosure of this measure provides investors with visibility as to the corporate objectives that affect our executive compensation program. Investors should not consider this measure, or other non-GAAP measures such as adjusted net income, in isolation or as a substitute for operating income or loss, cash flow from operations determined under GAAP or any other measure for determining the Company's operating performance that is calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because Adjusted EBITDA is not a GAAP measure, it may not necessarily be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and net income for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 is provided in the table above.

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