Southwestern Energy Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial And Operating Results Company Increases Production Guidance and Capital Investments Program

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced its financial and operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Highlights include:

  • Record gas and oil production of 160.1 Bcfe, up 17% compared to year-ago levels
  • Record adjusted net income of $189.7 million, up 108% compared to year-ago levels when excluding unrealized net gains and losses on derivative contracts and non-cash ceiling test impairments of natural gas and oil properties (a non-GAAP measure reconciled below)
  • Record net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities of approximately $492.6 million, up 39% compared to year-ago levels (a non-GAAP measure reconciled below)
  • Marcellus Shale gross operated production surpasses 500 MMcf per day in June
  • Full-year 2013 production guidance raised to 643 to 651 Bcfe, up from previous guidance of 631 to 642 Bcfe
  • Full-year 2013 capital investments program raised to approximately $2.25 billion, up from previous guidance of approximately $2.0 billion

"Our second quarter results were outstanding as we set new quarterly records for production, adjusted earnings and discretionary cash flow," remarked Steve Mueller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy. "Our production growth of 17% during the quarter was strong, as our Fayetteville Shale gross production was more than 2 Bcf of gas per day during the quarter and our Marcellus Shale gross production reached 500 MMcf of gas per day in June. As a result, we have raised our production guidance for the remainder of the year and have increased our capital program due to our recent acquisition of additional acreage in the Marcellus Shale and for additional drilling in both areas. While we are very encouraged with these results, we remain focused on keeping our costs low and on delivering more value from our business as the year continues." 

Second Quarter of 2013 Financial Results

For the second quarter of 2013, Southwestern reported net income of $245.6 million, or $0.70 per diluted share. Net income also included a non-cash unrealized net gain of $93.4 million ($56.0 million net of taxes) on derivative contracts associated with the company's hedging program. Excluding this non-cash item, Southwestern reported adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2013 of $189.7 million (reconciled below), or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $405.1 million, or $1.16 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012. The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2012 included a $800.7 million non-cash ceiling test impairment ($496.4 million net of taxes) of the company's natural gas and oil properties resulting from lower natural gas prices and a non-cash unrealized net loss of $0.1 million ($0.1 million net of taxes) on derivative contracts associated with the company's hedging program. Excluding the non-cash impairment and unrealized loss, Southwestern reported adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2012 of $91.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.

Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities (reconciled below) was a record $492.6 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $354.5 million for the same period in 2012.

E&P Segment – Operating income from the company's E&P segment was $252.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, compared to $82.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012 (reconciled below). The increase was primarily due to higher production volumes and higher realized natural gas prices, partially offset by higher operating costs and expenses due to increased activity levels.

Gas and oil production totaled 160.1 Bcfe in the second quarter of 2013, up 17% from 137.4 Bcfe in the second quarter of 2012, and included 121.2 Bcf from the company's Fayetteville Shale play, up from 121.0 Bcf in the second quarter of 2012. Production from the Marcellus Shale was 33.9 Bcf in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 9.9 Bcf in the second quarter of 2012. The company has updated its production guidance for the remainder of 2013 due to the strong performance it expects from its Fayetteville and Marcellus Shale operating areas. The revised total gas and oil production guidance for 2013 of 643 to 651 Bcfe is an increase of approximately 15% over the company's 2012 gas and oil production (using midpoints). The company's production guidance for the remainder of 2013 as follows:

                                                                                                                                  


1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Full-Year 2013


 Actual

 Actual

Estimate

Estimate

Estimate

Previous Guidance (Bcfe)

150 - 153

153 - 156

161 - 165

169 - 173

631 - 642

New Guidance (Bcfe)

147.8

160.1

164 - 168

171 - 175

643 - 651

 

Southwestern's average realized gas price in the second quarter of 2013 was $3.85 per Mcf, up from $3.12 per Mcf in the second quarter of 2012. The company's commodity hedging activities increased its average gas price by $0.27 per Mcf during the second quarter of 2013, compared to an increase of $1.36 per Mcf during the same period in 2012. As of July 30, 2013, the company had approximately 169 Bcf of its remaining 2013 expected gas production hedged at an average price of $4.68 per Mcf and approximately 233 Bcf of its 2014 forecasted gas production hedged at an average price of $4.41 per Mcf. As of June 30, 2013, the company had protected approximately 128 Bcf of its remaining 2013 expected gas production from the potential of widening basis differentials through hedging activities and sales arrangements at an average basis differential to NYMEX gas prices of approximately ($0.06) per Mcf.

The company typically sells its natural gas at a discount to NYMEX settlement prices. This discount includes a basis differential, third-party transportation charges and fuel charges. Disregarding the impact of hedges, the company's average price received for its gas production during the second quarter of 2013 was approximately $0.51 per Mcf lower than average NYMEX settlement prices, compared to approximately $0.46 per Mcf lower during the second quarter of 2012. For the remainder of 2013, the company expects its total natural gas sales discount to NYMEX to be approximately $0.55 per Mcf.

Lease operating expenses per unit of production for the company's E&P segment were $0.85 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.79 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2012. The increase was primarily due to increased compression and gathering costs in the Marcellus Shale, offset slightly by a decrease in salt water disposal costs in the Fayetteville Shale.

General and administrative expenses per unit of production were $0.24 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2013, down from $0.27 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower employee-related and information systems costs.

Taxes other than income taxes per unit of production were $0.11 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $0.08 in the second quarter of 2012. Taxes other than income taxes per Mcfe vary from period to period due to changes in severance and ad valorem taxes that result from the mix of the company's production volumes and fluctuations in commodity prices.

The company's full cost pool amortization rate decreased to $1.05 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $1.38 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2012. The amortization rate is impacted by the timing and amount of reserve additions and the costs associated with those additions, revisions of previous reserve estimates due to both price and well performance, write-downs that result from full cost ceiling tests, proceeds from the sale of properties that reduce the full cost pool and the levels of costs subject to amortization. The company cannot predict its future full cost pool amortization rate with accuracy due to the variability of each of the factors discussed above, as well as other factors.

Midstream Services – Operating income for the company's Midstream Services segment, which is comprised of natural gas gathering and marketing activities, was $72.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, up from $71.8 million in the same period in 2012. The increase in operating income was primarily due to the increase in gathering revenues from the company's Fayetteville and Marcellus Shale properties from higher gathered volumes, partially offset by increased operating costs and expenses from higher activity. At June 30, 2013, the company's midstream segment was gathering approximately 2.3 Bcf per day through 1,886 miles of gathering lines in the Fayetteville Shale play. Gathering volumes, revenues and expenses for this segment are expected to grow over the next few years largely as a result of continued development of the company's acreage in the Fayetteville Shale and Marcellus Shale and development activity undertaken by other operators in those areas.

First Six Months of 2013 Financial Results

For the first six months of 2013, Southwestern reported net income of $373.1 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $297.4 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2012. Net income for the first six months of 2013 included non-cash unrealized net gains of $62.6 million ($37.5 million net of taxes) on derivative contracts associated with the company's hedging program. Excluding this non-cash item, Southwestern reported adjusted net income for the first six months of 2013 of $335.6 million (reconciled below), or $0.96 per diluted share. For the first six months of 2012, the company reported adjusted net income of $197.7 million (reconciled below), or $0.57 per diluted share, excluding the non-cash ceiling test impairment and non-cash unrealized net gains on derivative contracts associated with the company's hedging program.

Net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities (reconciled below) was $918.9 million for the first six months of 2013, up 27% from $725.3 million for the same period in 2012.

E&P Segment – Operating income from the company's E&P segment (reconciled below) was $428.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013, compared to $197.0 million for the same period in 2012. The increase was primarily due to higher production volumes and higher realized natural gas prices, partially offset by higher operating costs and expenses due to increased activity levels.

Gas and oil production was 307.9 Bcfe in the first six months of 2013, up 14% compared to 270.8 Bcfe in the first six months of 2012, and included 240.1 Bcf from the company's Fayetteville Shale play, up from 236.8 Bcf in the first six months of 2012. Production from the Marcellus Shale was 57.4 Bcf in the first six months of 2013, compared to 19.2 Bcf in the first six months of 2012.

Southwestern's average realized gas price was $3.65 per Mcf, including the effect of hedges, in the first six months of 2013 compared to $3.29 per Mcf in the first six months of 2012. The company's hedging activities increased the average gas price realized during the first six months of 2013 by $0.41 per Mcf, compared to an increase of $1.29 per Mcf during the first six months of 2012. Disregarding the impact of hedges, the average price received for the company's gas production during the first six months of 2013 was approximately $0.47 per Mcf lower than average monthly NYMEX settlement prices, compared to approximately $0.48 per Mcf during the first six months of 2012.

Lease operating expenses for the company's E&P segment were $0.83 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2013, compared to $0.81 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2012. The increase was primarily due to an increase in gathering costs in the Marcellus Shale, offset slightly by a decrease in salt water disposal costs.

General and administrative expenses were $0.23 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2013, compared to $0.29 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower employee-related and information systems costs.

Taxes other than income taxes were $0.11 per Mcfe during the first six months of 2013 and 2012. Taxes other than income taxes per Mcfe vary from period to period due to changes in severance and ad valorem taxes that result from the mix of production volumes and fluctuations in commodity prices.

The company's full cost pool amortization rate decreased to $1.07 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2013, compared to $1.36 per Mcfe in the first six months of 2012.

Midstream Services - Operating income for the company's midstream activities was $149.2 million in the first six months of 2013, up 6% compared to $141.1 million in the first six months of 2012. The increase in operating income was primarily due to increased gathering revenues related to the company's Fayetteville and Marcellus Shale properties, partially offset by increased operating costs and expenses.

Capital Structure and Investments – At June 30, 2013, the company had approximately $1.9 billion in long-term debt and its long-term debt-to-total capitalization ratio was 36% at June 30, 2013, compared to 35% at December 31, 2012. The company had approximately $230 million borrowed on its revolving credit facility and also had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $26 million at June 30, 2013.

For the first six months of 2013, Southwestern invested a total of approximately $1.2 billion, consistent with $1.2 billion during the first six months of 2012, which included $1,107 million invested in its E&P business and $95 million invested in its Midstream Services activities. The company has increased its planned total capital investments program for 2013 to approximately $2.25 billion, up 13% from its original capital investment program of approximately $2.0 billion. The following table provides updated annual forecast information for the company's capital program in 2013, compared to its original capital budget.

 


Capital Investments


Original

2013


Forecast

2013


(in millions)

Fayetteville Shale

$          830


$          900

Marcellus Shale(1)

705


870

New Ventures

235


220

Ark-La-Tex

15


10

Midstream Services

160


160

Corporate & Other

40


90

Total Capital Investments 

$       1,985


$       2,250

 

(1)

Includes approximately $93 million for the property acquisition in the Marcellus Shale that closed in May 2013.

E&P Operations Review

Southwestern invested approximately $1,107 million in its E&P business during the first six months of 2013, of which approximately $459 million was invested in its Fayetteville Shale, $556 million in the Marcellus Shale, $84 million in New Ventures, $4 million in Ark-La-Tex and $4 million in E&P Services.

Fayetteville Shale – For the second quarter of 2013, Southwestern placed a total of 126 operated horizontal wells on production in the Fayetteville Shale. At June 30, 2013, the company's gross operated production rate was approximately 2,027 MMcf per day. The company is currently utilizing 8 drilling rigs capable of drilling horizontal wells in the Fayetteville Shale and expects to keep this number of rigs running through the rest of the year. With activity to date and the company's planned level of drilling for the remainder of the year, Southwestern estimates that it will drill a total of 450 to 460 operated wells in the Fayetteville Shale in 2013, compared to 385 to 390 wells previously guided.

During the second quarter of 2013, the company's horizontal wells had an average completed well cost of $2.3 million per well, average horizontal lateral length of 5,165 feet and average time to drill to total depth of 6.2 days from re-entry to re-entry. This compares to an average completed well cost of $2.1 million per well, average horizontal lateral length of 4,942 feet and average time to drill to total depth of 5.4 days from re-entry to re-entry in the first quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2013, the company had 56 operated wells placed on production which had average times to drill to total depth of 5 days or less from re-entry to re-entry. In total, the company has had a total of 352 wells drilled to total depth of 5 days or less from re-entry to re-entry.

The company's wells placed on production during the second quarter of 2013 averaged initial production rates of 3,625 Mcf per day. Results from the company's drilling activities from 2007 by quarter are shown below.

 

Time Frame

Wells

Placed on Production

Average IP Rate (Mcf/d)

30th-Day Avg Rate (# of wells)

60th-Day Avg Rate (# of wells)

Average Lateral Length

1st Qtr 2007

58

1,261

1,066 (58)

958 (58)

2,104

2nd Qtr 2007

46

1,497

1,254 (46)

1,034 (46)

2,512

3rd Qtr 2007

74

1,769

1,510 (72)

1,334 (72)

2,622

4th Qtr 2007

77

2,027

1,690 (77)

1,481 (77)

3,193

1st Qtr 2008

75

2,343

2,147 (75)

1,943 (74)

3,301

2nd Qtr 2008

83

2,541

2,155 (83)

1,886 (83)

3,562

3rd Qtr 2008

97

2,882

2,560 (97)

2,349 (97)

3,736

4th Qtr 2008(1)

74

3,350(1)

2,722 (74)

2,386 (74)

3,850

1st Qtr 2009(1)

120

2,992(1)

2,537 (120)

2,293 (120)

3,874

2nd Qtr 2009

111

3,611

2,833 (111)

2,556 (111)

4,123

3rd Qtr 2009

93

3,604

2,624 (93)

2,255 (93)

4,100

4th Qtr 2009

122

3,727

2,674 (122)

2,360 (120)

4,303

1st Qtr 2010(2)

106

3,197(2)

2,388 (106)

2,123 (106)

4,348

2nd Qtr 2010

143

3,449

2,554 (143)

2,321 (142)

4,532

3rd Qtr 2010

145

3,281

2,448 (145)

2,202 (144)

4,503

4th Qtr 2010

159

3,472

2,678 (159)

2,294 (159)

4,667

1st Qtr 2011

137

3,231

2,604 (137)

2,238(137)

4,985

2nd Qtr 2011

149

3,014

2,328 (149)

1,991 (149)

4,839

3rd Qtr 2011

132

3,443

2,666 (132)

2,372 (132)

4,847

4th Qtr 2011

142

3,646

2,606 (142)

2,243 (142)

4,703

1st Qtr 2012

146

3,319

2,421 (146)

2,131 (146)

4,743

2nd Qtr 2012

131

3,500

2,515 (131)

2,225 (131)

4,840

3rd Qtr 2012

105

3,857

2,816 (105)

2,447(105)

4,974

4th Qtr 2012

111

3,962

2,815 (111)

2,405 (111)

4,784

1st Qtr 2013

102

3,301

2,366 (102)

2,087 (101)

4,942

2nd Qtr 2013

126

3,625

2,245 (102)

1,972 (68)

5,165

 

Note: Results as of June 30, 2013. 

(1)

The significant increase in the average initial production rate for the fourth quarter of 2008 and the subsequent decrease for the first quarter of 2009 primarily reflected the impact of the delay in the Boardwalk Pipeline. 

(2)

In the first quarter of 2010, the company's results were impacted by the shift of all wells to "green completions" and the mix of wells, as a large percentage of wells were placed on production in the shallower northern and far eastern borders of the company's acreage.

Marcellus Shale – At June 30, 2013, Southwestern had 129 operated horizontal wells on production and 99 wells in progress in the Marcellus Shale, resulting in net production of 33.9 Bcf in the second quarter of 2013, more than triple the 9.9 Bcf produced in the second quarter of 2012. Gross production from the company's operated wells in the Marcellus Shale was approximately 503 MMcf per day at June 30, 2013. With activity to date and the company's planned level of drilling for the remainder of the year, Southwestern estimates that it will drill approximately 100 operated wells in the Marcellus Shale in 2013, compared to 86 to 88 wells previously guided.

Of the 129 operated horizontal wells on production at June 30, 2013, 72 were located in Bradford County, 8 were located in Lycoming County and 49 were located in Susquehanna County. Of the 99 wells in progress at June 30, 2013, 37 were either waiting on completion or waiting to be placed to sales, including 8 in Bradford County, 8 in Lycoming County and 21 in Susquehanna County.

The delineation of the company's Range Trust area in northeastern Susquehanna County continues to provide improving results since the company first put wells in the area on production in late November 2012. Eighteen wells were brought on production in the area during the second quarter, helping to further delineate the acreage to the east and north. At July 1, 2013, gross operated production from the company's Range Trust area was approximately 184 MMcf per day, compared to 272 MMcf per day from the company's Greenzweig area in Bradford County. A graph of the company's production by county is shown below:

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To support the company's growth strategy in the Marcellus Shale, in late July subsidiaries of Southwestern entered into agreements with subsidiaries of DTE Pipeline Company, an affiliate of DTE Energy Company (NYSE: DTE) providing for additional firm capacity to both the Millennium and Tennessee Gas Pipelines on the Bluestone Gathering system in Susquehanna County. This added capacity will improve the company's ability to move additional Marcellus Shale production to market from the area. Southwestern's Marcellus production will continue to grow in line with available gas transportation infrastructure and the company will continue to look for opportunities for access to additional firm transportation capacity out the basin.

Results from the company's drilling activities from 2010 by quarter are shown below.

Time Frame

30th-Day

 Avg Rate

(# of wells)

60th-Day

Avg Rate

(# of wells)

120th-Day

Avg Rate

(# of wells)

Average

Completed

Lateral

Length

3rd Qtr 2010

1,405 (1)

3,680 (1)

2,491 (1)

2,927

4th Qtr 2010

5,584 (6)

5,602 (6)

5,446 (6)

3,805

1st Qtr 2011

5,052 (3)

6,013 (3)

5,525 (3)

3,864

2nd Qtr 2011

6,114 (7)

6,835 (7)

8,231 (7)

4,780

4th Qtr 2011

5,284 (5)

4,508 (5)

6,011 (5)

4,129

1st Qtr 2012

7,327 (2)

8,247 (2)

7,966 (2)

4,009

2nd Qtr 2012

3,859 (17)

3,677 (17)

3,958 (17)

3,934

3rd Qtr 2012

4,493 (8)

4,654 (8)

4,682 (8)

4,380

4th Qtr 2012

4,606 (22)

4,760 (22)

4,107 (22)

3,830

1st Qtr 2013

5,356 (21)

5,569 (21)

4,635 (11)

4,712

2nd Qtr 2013

5,525 (28)

5,068 (13)

--

4,654

 

In May, the company closed on a definitive purchase agreement to acquire approximately 162,000 net acres located near its existing position in Pennsylvania prospective for the Marcellus Shale for approximately $93 million.

The graph below provides normalized average daily production data through June 30, 2013, for the company's horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale. The "pink curve" indicates results for 20 wells with more than 18 fracture stimulation stages, the "purple curve" indicates results for 59 wells with 13 to 18 fracture stimulation stages, the "orange curve" indicates results for 46 wells with 9 to 12 fracture stimulation stages and the "green curve" indicates results for 4 wells with less than 9 fracture stimulation stages. The normalized production curves are intended to provide a qualitative indication of the company's Marcellus Shale wells' performance and should not be used to estimate an individual well's estimated ultimate recovery. The 4, 8, 12 and 16 Bcf typecurves are shown solely for reference purposes and are not intended to be projections of the performance of the company's wells.

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Ark-La-Tex Total net production from the company's East Texas and conventional Arkoma Basin assets was 9.5 Bcfe in the first six months of 2013, compared to 14.7 Bcfe in the first six months of 2012.

New Ventures – In the Lower Smackover Brown Dense formation located in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana, the company has drilled eight operated wells in the play area to date, three of which are currently producing and two are being completed. The company's BML #31-22 #1-1H horizontal well located in Union Parish, Louisiana, was placed on production in June 2012 and reached a peak production rate of 421 barrels of condensate per day and 3,900 Mcf of gas per day. After 288 days on production, the BML well produced an average of 104 barrels of condensate per day and 1,230 Mcf of 1,220 Btu gas per day for the month of July. The company's Dean 31-22-1E #1 vertical well, located in Union Parish was placed on production in October 2012 and reached a peak production rate of 214 barrels of condensate per day and 1,273 Mcf of gas per day. After 155 days on production, the well produced an average of 82 barrels of condensate per day and 509 Mcf of gas per day in July. The company remains encouraged by the flattening production profiles of both the BML and Dean vertical wells. The company's Doles 30-22-1H #1 horizontal well located in Union Parish was placed on production in November 2012 and reached a peak production rate of 435 barrels of condensate per day and 2,500 Mcf of 1,250 Btu gas per day. After 196 days on production, the well produced an average of 30 barrels of condensate per day and 750 Mcf of gas per day in July. The company's Sharp 22-22-1 #1 vertical well in Union Parish was drilled to a total vertical depth of 9,776 feet and is currently being completed with 4 planned stages. The company is encouraged by early flow rates from the first stage in the Sharp well which is currently producing approximately 125 barrels of condensate and 326 Mcf of gas per day. The company's Dean 31-22-2H Alt horizontal well in Union Parish was drilled to a total vertical depth of 10,055 feet with a lateral length of 3,172 feet and is being completed with 16 planned stages. Southwestern currently plans to drill three additional vertical wells in the play during 2013.

In the Denver-Julesburg Basin in eastern Colorado, the company's Staner 5-58 #1-8 horizontal well located in Arapahoe County was recently completed with 14 successful stages and began flowing back in late July.

Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). However, management believes certain non-GAAP performance measures may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and the results of its peers and of prior periods. 

One such non-GAAP financial measure is net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities. Management presents this measure because (i) it is accepted as an indicator of an oil and gas exploration and production company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt, (ii) changes in operating assets and liabilities relate to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements which the company may not control and (iii) changes in operating assets and liabilities may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred.

Additional non-GAAP financial measures the company may present from time to time are net income, diluted earnings per share and its E&P segment operating income, all which exclude certain charges or amounts. Management presents these measures because (i) they are consistent with the manner in which the company's performance is measured relative to the performance of its peers, (ii) these measures are more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts, and (iii) charges or amounts excluded cannot be reasonably estimated and guidance provided by the company excludes information regarding these types of items. These adjusted amounts are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP.

See the reconciliations below of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 


3 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Net income (loss):




Net income (loss)

$     245,631


$     (405,132)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties (net of taxes)

--


(496,370)

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (net of taxes)

55,954


(51)

Adjusted net income 

$     189,677


$       91,289

 


6 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Net income (loss):




Net income (loss)

$     373,146


$    (297,428)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties (net of taxes)

--


(496,370)

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (net of taxes)

37,503


1,259

Adjusted net income 

$     335,643


$     197,683

 


3 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012



Diluted earnings per share:




Net income (loss) per share

$               0.70


$              (1.16)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties (net of taxes)

--


(1.43)

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (net of taxes)

0.16


--

Adjusted net income per share

$               0.54


$               0.27

 


6 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012



Diluted earnings per share:




Net income (loss) per share

$               1.06


$              (0.85)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties (net of taxes)

--


(1.43)

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (net of taxes)

0.10


0.01

Adjusted net income per share

$               0.96


$               0.57

 


3 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Cash flow from operating activities:




Net cash provided by operating activities

$     505,414


$     392,727

Deduct (add back):




Change in operating assets and liabilities

12,777


38,200

Net cash provided by operating activities before changes

  in operating assets and liabilities

$     492,637


$     354,527

 


6 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Cash flow from operating activities:




Net cash provided by operating activities

$     877,552


$     837,390

Deduct (add back):




Change in operating assets and liabilities

(41,337)


112,043

Net cash provided by operating activities before changes

  in operating assets and liabilities

$     918,889


$     725,347

 


3 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

E&P segment operating income:




E&P segment operating income (loss)

$     252,546


$    (718,277)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties

--


(800,652)

E&P segment operating income excluding impairment

  of natural gas and oil properties 

$     252,546


$       82,375

 


6 Months Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

E&P segment operating income:




E&P segment operating income (loss)

$     428,304


$    (603,668)

Deduct (add back):




Impairment of natural gas and oil properties

--


(800,652)

E&P segment operating income excluding impairment

  of natural gas and oil properties 

$     428,304


$     196,984

 

Southwestern management will host a teleconference call on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss its second quarter 2013 results. The toll-free number to call is 877-407-8035 and the international dial-in number is 201-689-8035. The teleconference can also be heard "live" on the Internet at http://www.swn.com.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at http://www.swn.com.

All statements, other than historical facts and financial information, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements that address activities, outcomes and other matters that should or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, production and reserve growth and other plans and objectives for the company's future operations, are forward-looking statements. Although the company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The company has no obligation and makes no undertaking to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, other than to the extent set forth below. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. They are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services and prices and cause its actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In addition to any assumptions and other factors referred to specifically in connection with forward-looking statements, risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to: the timing and extent of changes in market conditions and prices for natural gas and oil (including regional basis differentials); the company's ability to transport its production to the most favorable markets or at all; the timing and extent of the company's success in discovering, developing, producing and estimating reserves; the economic viability of, and the company's success in drilling, the company's large acreage position in the Fayetteville Shale play, overall as well as relative to other productive shale gas areas; the company's ability to fund the company's planned capital investments; the impact of federal, state and local government regulation, including any legislation relating to hydraulic fracturing, the climate or over the counter derivatives; the company's ability to determine the most effective and economic fracture stimulation for the Fayetteville Shale play and the Marcellus Shale play; the costs and availability of oil field personnel services and drilling supplies, raw materials, and equipment and services; the company's future property acquisition or divestiture activities; increased competition; the financial impact of accounting regulations and critical accounting policies; the comparative cost of alternative fuels; conditions in capital markets, changes in interest rates and the ability of the company's lenders to provide it with funds as agreed; credit risk relating to the risk of loss as a result of non-performance by the company's counterparties and any other factors listed in the reports the company has filed and may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see the reports filed by the company with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Financial Summary Follows














OPERATING STATISTICS (Unaudited)

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Three Months


Six months

Periods Ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012














Exploration & Production













Production













Gas Production ( Bcf)



159.8



137.2



307.3



270.5

Oil Production (MBbls)



24.0



16.0



65.0



40.0

NGL production (MBbls)



8.0





28.0



Total equivalent production (Bcfe)



160.1



137.4



307.9



270.8














Commodity Prices













Average gas price per Mcf, including hedges


$

3.85


$

3.12


$

3.65


$

3.29

Average gas price per Mcf, excluding hedges


$

3.58


$

1.76


$

3.24


$

2.00

Average oil price per Bbl


$

99.31


$

104.44


$

104.11


$

104.41

Average NGL price per Bbl


$

37.63


$


$

45.04


$














Operating Expenses per Mcfe













Lease operating expenses


$

0.85


$

0.79


$

0.83


$

0.81

General & administrative expenses


$

0.24


$

0.27


$

0.23


$

0.29

Taxes, other than income taxes


$

0.11


$

0.08


$

0.11


$

0.11

Full cost pool amortization


$

1.05


$

1.38


$

1.07


$

1.36



























Midstream













Gas volumes marketed (Bcf)



188.7



168.0



368.5



327.5

Gas volumes gathered (Bcf)



223.4



206.2



437.4



408.2














 















STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

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Three Months


Six Months

Periods Ended June 30,


2013


2012


2013


2012




(in thousands, except share/per amounts)

Operating Revenues













Gas sales


$

614,178


$

435,392


$

1,118,674


$

897,526

Gas marketing



200,979



126,688



380,820



274,739

Oil sales



2,684



1,680



8,034



4,208

Gas Gathering



44,200



42,316



88,162



84,438




862,041



606,076



1,595,690



1,260,911

Operating Costs and Expenses













Gas Purchases - midstream services



200,110



127,614



380,066



274,290

Operating expenses



82,155



56,614



146,379



117,572

General and administrative expenses



47,570



44,932



84,785



93,758

Depreciation, depletion and amortization



186,867



207,830



366,334



401,457

Impairment of natural gas and oil properties





800,652





800,652

Taxes, other than income taxes



20,022



14,480



40,849



34,902




536,724



1,252,122



1,018,413



1,722,631

Operating Income (Loss)



325,317



(646,046)



577,277



(461,720)

Interest Expense













Interest on debt



25,049



23,956



49,146



43,691

Other interest charges



1,044



1,047



2,154



2,038

Interest capitalized



(16,815)



(16,642)



(33,001)



(30,030)




9,278



8,361



18,299



15,699

Other Gain (Loss), Net



354



2,577



(179)



2,377

Gain (Loss) on Derivatives



93,449



(6,348)



63,655



(4,714)

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes



409,842



(658,178)



622,454



(479,756)

Provision for Income Taxes













Current



16,334



100



16,470



268

Deferred



147,877



(253,146)



232,838



(182,596)




164,211



(253,046)



249,308



(182,328)

Net Income (Loss)


$

245,631


$

(405,132)


$

373,146


$

(297,428)

Earnings Per Share













Basic


$

0.70


$

(1.16)


$

1.07


$

(0.85)

Diluted


$

0.70


$

(1.16)


$

1.06


$

(0.85)

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

Basic



350,448,806



348,162,723



350,241,768



348,081,399

Diluted



351,082,807



348,162,723



350,911,892



348,081,399

 










BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

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June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

ASSETS














Current Assets


$

792,833


$

1,003,513

Property and Equipment



14,268,389



12,053,382

Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization



(7,574,133)



(5,628,635)




6,694,256



6,424,747

Other Assets



148,102



210,950




7,635,191



7,639,210








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY














Current Liabilities



847,055



885,949

Long-Term Debt



1,897,734



1,668,811

Deferred Income Taxes



1,260,546



1,374,259

Other Long-Term Liabilities



256,261



111,346

Commitments and Contingencies







Equity







Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,250,000,000 shares; issued 351,529,457 shares in 2013 and 349,214,796 in 2012



3,515



3,492

Additional paid-in capital



952,838



916,951

Retained earnings



2,322,296



2,358,786

Accumulated other comprehensive income



95,446



321,931

Common stock in treasury; 14,442 shares in 2013 and 101,659 in 2012



(500)



(2,315)

Total Equity



3,373,595



3,598,845



$

7,635,191


$

7,639,210

 









STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

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Six Months

Periods Ended June 30,


2013


2012


(in thousands)

Cash Flows From Operating Activities







Net Income (loss)


$

373,146


$

(297,428)

Adjustment to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:







Depreciation, depletion and amortization



368,305



403,250

Impairment of natural gas and oil properties





800,652

Deferred income taxes



232,838



(182,596)

Unrealized gain on derivatives



(62,560)



(2,031)

Stock-based compensation



5,962



5,549

Other



1,198



(2,049)

Change in assets and liabilities



(41,337)



112,043

Net cash provided by operating activities



877,552



837,390








Cash Flows From Investing Activities







Capital investments



(1,175,634)



(1,140,661)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment





174,337

Transfers to restricted cash





(167,750)

Transfers from restricted cash



8,542



23,366

Other



5,628



8,895

Net cash provided by investing activities



(1,161,464)



(1,101,813)








Cash Flows From Financing Activities







Payments on current portions of long-term debt



(600)



(600)

Payments on revolving long-term debt



(1,233,150)



(1,273,700)

Borrowings under revolving long-term debt



1,463,150



602,200

Change in bank drafts outstanding



21,214



(30,730)

Proceeds from issuance of long term debt





998,780

Debt Issuance costs





(8,338)

Proceeds from exercise of common stock options



5,283



2,698

Net cash provided by financing activities



255,897



290,310








Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



117



(15)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



(27,898)



25,872

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year



53,583



15,627

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

25,685


$

41,499

 


















STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

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Exploration














and


Midstream












Production


Services


Other


Eliminations


Total


(in thousands)

Quarter Ending June 30, 2013
















Revenues


$

618,558


$

886,775


$

87


$

(643,379)


$

862,041

Gas purchases





750,181





(550,071)



200,110

Operating expenses



135,671



39,726



46



(93,288)



82,155

General & administrative expenses



39,128



8,435



27



(20)



47,570

Depreciation, depletion & amortization



174,267



12,495



105





186,867

Taxes, other than income taxes



16,946



3,049



27





20,022

Operating income



252,546



72,889



(118)





325,317

















Capital investments(1)



631,221



56,906



6,766





694,893

































Quarter Ending June 30, 2012
















Revenues


$

435,587


$

488,395


$

853


$

(318,759)


$

606,076

Gas purchases





366,994





(239,380)



127,614

Operating expenses



107,995



27,111



92



(78,584)



56,614

General & administrative expenses



37,402



8,262



63



(795)



44,932

Depreciation, depletion & amortization



196,201



11,309



320





207,830

Impairment of natural gas and oil properties



800,652









800,652

Taxes, other than income taxes



11,614



2,898



(32)





14,480

Operating income



(718,277)



71,821



410





(646,046)

















Capital investments(1)



531,845



47,719



9,069





588,633

































Six months ending June 30, 2013
















Revenues


$

1,130,161


$

1,607,682


$

161


$

(1,142,314)


$

1,595,690

Gas purchases





1,341,644





(961,578)



380,066

Operating expenses



255,984



71,020



74



(180,699)



146,379

General & administrative expenses



69,592



15,183



47



(37)



84,785

Depreciation, depletion & amortization



341,717



24,407



210





366,334

Taxes, other than income taxes



34,564



6,232



53





40,849

Operating income



428,304



149,196



(223)





577,277

















Capital investments(1)



1,106,554



95,373



11,022





1,212,949

































Six months ending June 30, 2012
















Revenues


$

900,931


$

1,034,849


$

1,703


$

(676,572)


$

1,260,911

Gas purchases





792,489





(518,199)



274,290

Operating expenses



219,171



55,077



107



(156,783)



117,572

General & administrative expenses



77,348



17,867



133



(1,590)



93,758

Depreciation, depletion & amortization



378,940



21,879



638





401,457

Impairment of natural gas and oil properties



800,652









800,652

Taxes, other than income taxes



28,488



6,427



(13)





34,902

Operating income



(603,668)



141,110



838





(461,720)

















Capital investments(1)



1,064,984



73,883



22,878





1,161,745

















(1)

Capital investments includes increases of $7.5 million and $0.2 million for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and increases of $40.4 million and $15.5 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, relating to the change in accrued expenditures between periods.

 

 

SOURCE Southwestern Energy Company



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