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Newfield Exploration Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today reported its unaudited second quarter 2012 financial results. Newfield will host a conference call at 7:30 a.m. CDT on July 25, 2012. To participate in the call, dial 719-457-2087 or listen through the investor relations section of Newfield's website at http://www.newfield.com.

For the second quarter of 2012, Newfield recorded net income of $135 million, or $1.00 per diluted share (all per share amounts are on a diluted basis). Net income for the second quarter includes a net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives of $83 million ($53 million after-tax), or $0.39 per share.  Without the effect of this item, net income for the second quarter of 2012 would have been $82 million, or $0.61 per share.

Revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $628 million. Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities was $330 million. See "Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" found after the financial statements in this release.

"Substantially all of our capital in 2012 is being allocated to oil and liquids projects within our portfolio," said Lee K. Boothby, Chairman, President and CEO. "We are driving strong oil and liquids growth – now estimated to increase nearly 30% over 2011 levels."

Newfield's second quarter 2012 production was 76.4 Bcfe, of which 49% was oil and liquids. Newfield's oil and liquids liftings in the second quarter of 2012 increased 40% over the comparable period in 2011 to 6.1 MMBbls, or an average of more than 67,000 BOPD. Natural gas liquids accounted for approximately 4% of second quarter total production. Natural gas production in the second quarter of 2012 was approximately 40 Bcf, an average of about 440 MMcf/d.

For the year 2012, Newfield expects its total Company production will range between 296 – 304 Bcfe and that its capital investments in 2012 will approximate $1.7 billion. Capital expenditures in the second quarter of 2012 were approximately $400 million.

Full-Year 2012 Guidance

Newfield raised its 2012 expectations for total Company production to 296 – 304 Bcfe (previous guidance was 292 – 302 Bcfe). Our cost structure per Mcfe during 2012 is expected to be within 5% of the amounts listed below.


2012 Estimates


   Domestic

           Int'l

         Total

 Production/Liftings Note 1




    Natural gas – Bcf

155.0

155.0

    Oil, condensate and NGLs– MMBbls

15.0

9.3

24.3

    Total Bcfe

245.0

55.8

300.8








Operating Expenses







  Lease operating (per Mcfe)







    Recurring

$

0.95

$

1.80

$

1.10

    Major (workovers, etc.) Note 2

$

0.25

$

0.46

$

0.25

    Transportation

$

0.45

$

$

0.40








  Production and other taxes (per Mcfe)

$

0.35

$

6.45

$

1.40








  DD&A expense (per Mcfe) Note 3

$

2.80

$

4.25

$

3.10








  General and administrative (G&A), net (per    Mcfe) Note 4





$

0.74








  Capitalized internal costs (per Mcfe) Note 4





$

(0.42)








  Interest expense (per Mcfe) Note 5





$

0.68








  Capitalized interest (per Mcfe)





$

(0.25)








                               

 

Note 1: Production/liftings is subject to timing and will vary by quarter.

Note 2: The timing of "major expense" items varies and includes well workovers and repairs and related expenses. While the annual unit costs for international major expense are unchanged, third quarter per unit costs are expected to be approximately $0.85 due to planned production facility upgrades.

Note 3: The DD&A rate per Mcfe is reflective of the composition of the investments and reserves associated with our existing asset base and the assumed cost to add new reserves during the year. The timing and impact of the Company's activities on this rate will vary by quarter.

Note 4: Annually, the Company updates its capitalization of internal costs related to the assessment, development, exploration and related activities of its current asset base.  The decrease in annual Capitalized Internal costs per Mcfe and corresponding increase in annual net G&A per Mcfe reflects this most recent update.

Note 5: Interest expense does not include approximately $14 million of premium payments associated with the July 2012 tender and redemption of $550 million of 6⅝% senior subordinate notes due 2016. This amount will be recorded as Other Expense in the third quarter 2012.  

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.  Our principal domestic areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains and onshore Texas.  Internationally, we focus on offshore oil developments in Malaysia and China.  

**This release contains forward-looking information. All information other than historical facts included in this release, such as information regarding estimated or anticipated drilling plans and planned capital expenditures, is forward-looking information. Although Newfield believes that these expectations are reasonable, this information is based upon assumptions and anticipated results that are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks. Actual results may vary significantly from those anticipated due to many factors, including drilling results, oil and gas prices, industry conditions, the prices of goods and services, the availability of drilling rigs and other support services, the availability of refining capacity for the crude oil Newfield produces in the Uinta Basin, the availability and cost of capital resources, new regulations or changes in tax legislation, labor conditions and severe weather conditions (such as hurricanes). In addition, the drilling of oil and natural gas wells and the production of hydrocarbons are subject to numerous governmental regulations and operating risks. Other factors that could impact forward-looking statements are described in "Risk Factors" in Newfield's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other subsequent public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be found at www.sec.gov. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this press release could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Unless legally required, Newfield undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

For additional information, please contact Newfield's Investor Relation's department.
Phone: 281-210-5201
Email: info@newfield.com

 



2Q12 Actual

2Q12 Actual Results


Domestic



Int'l



Total










Production/LiftingsNote 1










     Natural Gas - Bcf


39.6



0.2



39.8


     Oil, condensate and NGLs - MMBbls


3.5



2.6



6.1


     Total Bcfe


60.9



15.5



76.4


















Average Realized PricesNote 2










     Natural Gas - $/Mcf

$

3.64


$

3.98


$

3.65


     Oil, condensate and NGLs - $/Bbl

$

74.14


$

108.07


$

88.35


     Mcf equivalent - $/Mcfe

$

6.78


$

17.81


$

9.08


















Operating Expenses:









          Lease operating ($MM)











     Recurring

$

56.2


$

23.7


$

79.9


     Major (workovers, etc.)

$

20.8


$

1.1


$

21.9


     Transportation

$

26.9


$


$

26.9


















          Lease operating (per Mcfe)










     Recurring

$

0.95


$

1.52


$

1.07


     Major (workovers, etc.)

$

0.35


$

0.07


$

0.30


     Transportation

$

0.46


$


$

0.36


















Production and other taxes ($MM)

$

15.2


$

72.4


$

87.6


     per Mcfe

$

0.26


$

4.66


$

1.17


















General and administrative (G&A), net ($MM)

$

59.6


$

1.4


$

61.0


     per Mcfe

$

1.00


$

0.12


$

0.82




















Capitalized internal costs ($MM)







$

(26.8)



     per Mcfe







$

(0.36)


















Interest expense ($MM)







$

49.2


     per Mcfe







$

0.66


















Capitalized interest ($MM)







$

(17.6)


     per Mcfe







$

(0.24)

_________________


















Note 1: Represents volumes lifted and sold regardless of when produced.  Includes natural gas produced and consumed in our operations of 1.8 Bcfe during the three months ended June 30, 2012.




















Note 2: Average realized prices include the effects of hedging contracts. If the effects of these contracts were excluded, the average realized price for domestic and total natural gas would have been $2.26 and $2.27 per Mcf and the domestic and total oil and condensate average realized prices would have been $74.20 and $88.39 per barrel, respectively.





















 













CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF NET INCOME










(Unaudited, in millions, except per share data)













For the 

Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the 

Six Months Ended

June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011













Oil and gas revenues

$

628


$

621


$

1,306


$

1,166













Operating expenses:












   Lease operating


129



125



256



218

   Production and other taxes


88



79



171



150

   Depreciation, depletion and amortization


239



173



465



339

   General and administrative


61



44



106



81

      Total operating expenses


517



421



998



788













Income from operations


111



200



308



378













Other income (expenses):












   Interest expense


(49)



(41)



(100)



(81)

   Capitalized interest


18



19



36



37

   Commodity derivative income (expense)


135



169



159



(13)

   Other


(1)





(2)



(1)

      Total other income (expense)


103



147



93



(58)













Income before income taxes


214



347



401



320













Income tax provision


79



128



150



118













      Net income

$

135


$

219


$

251


$

202













Income per share:












   Basic

$

1.00


$

1.64


$

1.86


$

1.52













   Diluted

$

1.00


$

1.62


$

1.85


$

1.50













Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for basic income per share


134



134



134



133













Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for diluted income per share


135



135



135



135














 








CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET






 (Unaudited, in millions)








June 30,


December 31,



2012


2011

ASSETS






Current assets:






     Cash and cash equivalents

$

656


$

76

     Derivative assets


142



129

     Other current assets


614



570

         Total current assets


1,412



775








     Property and equipment, net (full cost method)


8,201



8,020

     Derivative assets


81



61

     Other assets


150



135

         Total assets

$

9,844


$

8,991








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities:






     Derivative liabilities


7



50

     Other current liabilities


873



882

         Total current liabilities


880



932








     Other liabilities


 

179



179

     Derivative liabilities


6



3

     Long-term debt


3,595



3,006

     Deferred taxes


993



951

         Total long-term liabilities


4,773



4,139





















STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Common stock and additional paid-in capital


1,464



1,446

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(8)



(10)

Retained earnings


2,735



2,484

      Total stockholders' equity


4,191



3,920

      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

9,844


$

8,991









 





CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
CASH FLOWS




(Unaudited, in millions)










For the

Six Months Ended

June 30,




2012


2011


Cash flows from operating activities:








  Net income


$

251


$

202


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash








  provided by operating activities:








  Depreciation, depletion and amortization



465



339


  Deferred tax provision



54



88


  Stock-based compensation



17



14


  Commodity derivative (income) expense



(159)



13


  Cash receipts on derivative settlements, net



86



95


  Other non-cash charges



3



3





717



754


Changes in operating assets and liabilities



(142)



(25)


      Net cash provided by operating activities



575



729










Cash flows from investing activities:








   Additions to oil and gas properties and other



(888)



(1,087)


   Acquisitions of oil and gas properties



(9)



(311)


   Proceeds from sales of oil and gas properties



329



130


   Redemptions of investments





1


      Net cash used in investing activities



(568)



(1,267)










Cash flows from financing activities:








   Net proceeds (repayments) under credit arrangements



(86)



585


   Proceeds from issuance of senior notes



1,000




   Repayment of senior subordinated notes



(325)




   Other



(16)



(12)


      Net cash provided by financing activities



573



573










Increase in cash and cash equivalents



580



35


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



76



39


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

656


$

74




















 

Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Earnings Stated Without the Effect of Certain Items
Earnings stated without the effect of certain items is a non-GAAP financial measure. Earnings without the effect of these items are presented because they affect the comparability of operating results from period to period. In addition, earnings without the effect of these items are more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts.

A reconciliation of earnings for the second quarter of 2012 stated without the effect of certain items to net income is shown below:

 





2Q12






(in millions)


Net income

$

135



Net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives(1)


(83)



Income tax adjustment for above items


30


Earnings stated without the effect of the above items

$

82














(1)  The determination of "Net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives" for the second quarter 2012 is as follows:

 






2Q12







(in millions)


Commodity derivative income

$

135


Cash receipts on derivative settlements, net


(52)



Net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives

$

83









 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities Before Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities
Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities is presented because of its acceptance as an indicator of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. This measure should not be considered as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as defined by generally accepted accounting principles.

A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities to net cash provided by operating activities is shown below:




2Q12



(in millions)

Net cash provided by operating activities


$

363




   Net change in operating assets and liabilities



33



Net cash provided by operating activities before changes







in operating assets and liabilities


$

330



SOURCE Newfield Exploration Company



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