Mexco Energy Corporation Reports Profitable Fiscal 2011

Jun 30, 2011, 14:05 ET from Mexco Energy Corporation

MIDLAND, Texas, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexco Energy Corporation (AMEX: MXC) reported results on its Annual Report on Form 10-K to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.

The Company reported net income of $155,696, or $.08 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2011 as compared to $400,839, or $.21 per diluted share, for fiscal 2010, a decrease of 61%.  

Operating revenues in fiscal 2011 were $3,161,858, a decrease of 3% when compared to 2010 operating revenues of $3,245,756.  This is the result of a 14% decrease in combined natural gas and oil production partially offset by a 14% increase in combined price of natural gas and oil.  The average sales price received was $5.60 per Mcfe compared to $4.92 per Mcfe received in fiscal 2010.  Production volumes of natural gas and oil decreased 16% and 6%, respectively, during fiscal 2011.  Revenues from oil and gas royalty interests accounted for approximately 38% of the Company's revenues for fiscal 2011.  

The Company's estimated present value of proved reserves at March 31, 2011 was approximately $22.7 million based on estimated future net revenues discounted at 10% per annum, pricing and other assumptions set forth in "Item 2 – Properties" of the Company's Form 10-K, an increase of 25% as compared to the same at March 31, 2010.  The Company's total estimated proved reserves at March 31, 2011 were 8.757 billion cubic feet of natural gas, an increase of 4% over the prior fiscal year, and 290,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids, an increase of 21% over the prior fiscal year.  For fiscal 2011, natural gas constituted approximately 83% of the Company's total proved reserves and approximately 58% of the Company's revenues.  

Nicholas C. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Fiscal 2011 was a productive year for acquisitions including a royalty interest in over 5,000 acres in the Haynesville area of Desoto Parish, Louisiana, a royalty company with interests in over 300 wells and most significantly, an approximately 10.8% working interest (7.77% net revenue interest) in an oil property in the Fuhrman-Mascho Field in Andrews County, Texas with a new well producing approximately 90 barrels of oil per day with space for at least 11 more infill wells."  Acquisitions by Mexco in fiscal 2011 totaled $3.1 million with debt currently at $950,000.  

The Company owns oil and gas properties in twelve states, with the majority of its activity centered in West Texas.  The Company continues to focus its efforts to increase oil and natural gas reserves, through acquisitions, exploration and development.

In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Mexco Energy Corporation cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking and which provide other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may impact the Company's actual results of operations.  These risks include, but are not limited to, production variance from expectations, volatility of oil and gas prices, the need to develop and replace reserves, exploration risks, uncertainties about estimates of reserves, competition, government regulation, and mechanical and other inherit risks associated with oil and gas production.  A discussion of these and other factors, including risks and uncertainties, is set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.  Mexco Energy Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements

Mexco Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Year ended March 31,

2011

2010

2009

Operating revenues:

Oil and gas

$       3,145,247

$       3,220,763

$       4,876,627

Other

16,611

24,993

49,366

Total operating revenues

3,161,858

3,245,756

4,925,993

Operating expenses:

Production

1,025,932

1,054,224

1,195,584

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

34,129

31,625

28,578

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

1,047,906

1,113,141

1,046,120

General and administrative

877,790

870,558

876,756

Total operating expenses

2,985,757

3,069,548

3,147,038

Operating profit

176,101

176,208

1,778,955

Other income (expenses):

Interest income

360

478

1,838

Interest expense

(36,361)

(33,082)

(81,961)

Net other expense

(36,001)

(32,604)

(80,123)

Earnings before provision for income taxes

140,100

143,604

1,698,832

Income tax expense (benefit):

Current

(25,502)

25,502

539,048

Deferred

9,906

(282,737)

(10,786)

(15,596)

(257,235)

528,262

Net income

$          155,696

$          400,839

$       1,170,570

Earnings per common share:

Basic:

$                0.08

$                0.21

$                0.63

Diluted:

$                0.08

$                0.21

$                0.61

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic:

1,947,605

1,888,070

1,846,394

Diluted:

1,962,656

1,929,588

1,934,235

Mexco Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

March 31,

March 31,

2011

2010

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$      179,071

$      160,439

Accounts receivable:

Oil and gas sales

384,215

538,444

Trade

42,432

63,455

Related parties

-

55

Prepaid costs and expenses

64,479

17,161

Total current assets

670,197

779,554

Property and equipment, at cost

Oil and gas properties, using the full cost method

30,426,817

27,353,016

Other

78,520

76,161

30,505,337

27,429,177

Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

15,227,063

14,179,156

Property and equipment, net

15,278,274

13,250,021

$ 15,948,471

$ 14,029,575

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$      199,944

$      301,160

Long-term debt

1,800,000

700,000

Asset retirement obligations

528,911

486,305

Deferred income tax liabilities

912,663

902,757

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity

Preferred stock - $1.00 par value;

10,000,000 shares authorized; none outstanding

-

-

Common stock - $0.50 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized;

2,089,116 and 2,003,866 shares issued;

2,029,949 and 1,919,866 shares outstanding as of

March 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively

1,044,558

1,001,933

Additional paid-in capital

6,453,226

5,907,899

Retained earnings

5,311,834

5,156,138

Treasury stock, at cost (59,167 and 84,000 shares, respectively)

(302,665)

(426,617)

Total stockholders' equity

12,506,953

11,639,353

$ 15,948,471

$ 14,029,575

SOURCE Mexco Energy Corporation



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