Press Release
Stone Energy Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) ("Stone" or the "Company") today announced financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2017.  Some items of note include:

  • Production volumes averaged 20.6 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day for the three months ended June 30, 2017
  • Rampart Deep well currently drilling, with results expected in August 2017
  • Liquidity, including restricted cash, totaled $394 million at June 30, 2017
  • Corporate reorganization completed

Interim Chief Executive Officer and President James M. Trimble stated, "In the second quarter of 2017, we focused on getting back to business with our restructured balance sheet and corporate reorganization.  The Rampart Deep well spud in early June and we are eagerly awaiting its drilling results.  We have identified several other near term drilling prospects both in our portfolio and outside-generated ideas, and we are evaluating these projects with industry partners to be drilled over the next six to twelve months.  Additionally, we continue to review a number of asset acquisition opportunities.  With over $200 million in unrestricted cash on the balance sheet at quarter end and an undrawn bank facility, we have the flexibility to explore various strategic paths."

Financial Results

For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, Stone reported a net loss of $6.5 million on oil and gas revenue of $71.2 million.  This includes charges of $8.7 million for workforce reduction and employee severance costs and $4.2 million of non-cash derivative income.  Net cash provided by operating activities for the second quarter of 2017 totaled $17.3 million, while discretionary cash flow for the same period totaled $32.4 million.  Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measure" and the accompanying financial statements for a reconciliation of discretionary cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, to net cash provided by operating activities.

Net daily production during the second quarter of 2017 averaged 20.6 thousand barrels of oil equivalent ("MBoe") per day, compared to net daily production from the Gulf of Mexico Basin ("GOM") basin of approximately 19.6 MBoe per day for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  The production mix for the second quarter of 2017 was approximately 69% oil, 23% natural gas and 8% natural gas liquids ("NGLs").  We expect production rates to range from 17.5 MBoe per day to 19.5 MBoe per day for the third quarter of 2017, which includes one week of planned downtime at the Pompano platform for a rig demobilization and reinstallation of living quarters, some natural decline and no projected weather downtime.

Prices realized during the second quarter of 2017 averaged $47.49 per barrel of oil, $2.56 per Mcf of natural gas and $20.36 per barrel of NGLs.  Average realized prices for the second quarter of 2016 were $46.97 per barrel of oil, $2.46 per Mcf of natural gas and $15.24 per barrel of NGLs.

Lease operating expenses during the second quarter of 2017 totaled approximately $16.6 million ($8.88 per Boe), and included approximately $6.1 million of planned major maintenance expense, compared to lease operating expenses for the GOM basin of approximately $11.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  We have lowered our guidance and now expect lease operating expenses for the full year of 2017 to range from $62 million to $68 million, which includes additional planned major maintenance projects scheduled for the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

Transportation, processing and gathering ("TP&G") expenses during the second quarter of 2017 totaled approximately $1.8 million ($0.97 per Boe).  Due to the sale of our Appalachia properties, we expect TP&G expenses to approximate $1.0 million to $1.5 million per quarter for the remaining quarters of 2017.

Depreciation, depletion and amortization ("DD&A") expense on oil and gas properties for the second quarter of 2017 totaled approximately $32.2 million ($17.22 per Boe).  We expect DD&A to range from $17 per Boe to $19 per Boe for each of the remaining quarters of 2017.

Salaries, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses for the second quarter of 2017 were $18.5 million ($9.88 per Boe), compared to SG&A expenses of $13.0 million ($4.74 per Boe) for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  The increase in second quarter 2017 SG&A expenses is primarily attributable to approximately $8.7 million of workforce reduction and employee severance costs.  We expect these actions to result in SG&A cash costs of approximately $11 million to $12 million per quarter by the fourth quarter of 2017, before expected capitalization of approximately 16%.   We capitalized $1.4 million of SG&A expenses in the second quarter of 2017.

Accretion expense for the second quarter of 2017 was approximately $8.7 million.  As a result of the revaluation of our asset retirement obligations in accordance with the implementation of fresh start accounting, we expect accretion expense to approximate $9 million in future quarters of 2017.

Other operational expenses for the second quarter of 2017 totaled approximately $1.9 million and included approximately $1.7 million of stacking charges for the platform rig at Pompano, while awaiting demobilization.  We expect an additional $0.5 million of related rig stacking expenses in the third quarter of 2017.

Interest expense for the second quarter of 2017 was approximately $3.6 million, which primarily included interest associated with the Company's $225 million of 7.50% Senior Second Lien Notes due 2022 that were issued on the February 28, 2017 effective date of Stone's plan of reorganization.  Capitalized interest was $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2017.

Fresh Start Accounting and Hedge Accounting Changes

Upon emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization, Stone adopted fresh start accounting effective February 28, 2017.  Under the principles of fresh start accounting, a new reporting entity was created, and Stone's assets and liabilities were recorded at their fair values as of the fresh start reporting date.  Also, effective January 1, 2017, we have elected to not designate our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result, Stone's financial statements dated on or after March 1, 2017 will not be comparable with financial statements issued prior to that date.  References to "Predecessor" refer to Stone prior to the adoption of fresh start accounting while references to "Successor" refer to Stone subsequent to the adoption of fresh start accounting.  Please review Stone's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2017, respectively, for further details regarding fresh start accounting and the financial information presented at the end of this press release.

Capital Expenditures Update

Capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2017 were approximately $25 million, which included $6 million associated with drilling and completing the Mt. Bona well at the Pompano platform, $4 million related to drilling the Rampart Deep well, before reimbursement of lease costs, and $15 million of plugging and abandonment expenditures, $6 million of which was attributable to plugging and abandonment operations on the Amethyst well.  In addition, $1.4 million of SG&A expense and $1.1 million of interest were capitalized during the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, capital expenditures totaled approximately $62 million, which included $36 million of plugging and abandonment expenditures.  Capitalized SG&A and interest expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2017 totaled $4.8 million and $4.0 million, respectively.

Our current capital expenditures budget for 2017 of $181 million includes approximately $27 million for exploration opportunities, $54 million for development activities and $100 million for the plugging and abandonment of idle wells and platforms, and excludes capitalized SG&A and interest expenses.

Liquidity Update

As of June 30, 2017, Stone's liquidity approximated $394.1 million, which included approximately $137.5 million of undrawn capacity under the Company's revolving credit facility plus approximately $208.0 million in cash on hand and approximately $48.6 million in cash being held in a restricted account to satisfy near-term plugging and abandonment activities.  As of August 7, 2017, Stone had cash on hand of approximately $223 million and $45 million in cash held in the restricted abandonment account.

As of June 30, 2017, Stone's outstanding debt totaled approximately $236.1 million, consisting of $225 million of 7.50% Senior Second Lien Notes due 2022 and approximately $11.1 million outstanding under a building loan.  Further, the Company had no outstanding borrowings and outstanding letters of credit of approximately $12.5 million under its $200 million reserve-based revolving credit facility, with available borrowings thereunder of $150 million until November 1, 2017.

As of June 30, 2017, we had a current income tax receivable of $26.1 million, which we expect to collect within the next twelve months.  Additionally, in July 2017, we received approximately $10 million (net) from the Office of Natural Resources Revenue as part of a multi-year federal royalty refund claim.

We expect that cash flows from operating activities, cash on hand and availability under our revolving credit facility will be adequate to meet the current 2017 operating and capital expenditures needs of the Company.

Strategic Review

As previously announced, following the successful completion of the Company's financial restructuring and emergence from Chapter 11 reorganization, Stone's Board of Directors (the "Board") retained Petrie Partners LLC to assist the Board in its determination of the Company's strategic direction, including assessing its various strategic alternatives.  The Board's assessment with Petrie Partners is ongoing and there can be no assurance that this assessment will result in any transaction.

Operational Update  

Pompano Platform Drilling Program (Deep Water).  In January 2017, we reinitiated platform drilling operations on the Mt. Bona prospect. We completed the well at the end of April 2017, and it is currently producing approximately 850 Boe per day.  Stone holds a 100% working interest in this well.  We decided not to utilize the platform drilling rig to drill the Mt. Providence prospect and we released the rig in July 2017.  We are evaluating the benefits of utilizing a floating drilling rig to drill the Mt. Providence prospect.

Mississippi Canyon 116 - Rampart Deep (Deep Water).  Drilling operations, which initiated on June 3, 2017, are ongoing on the Rampart Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon Block 116, with drilling results expected in August 2017.  The Stone generated prospect is being drilled and operated by Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC, and is expected to be tied back to Stone's 100% owned Pompano platform, if successful.  The prospect, which targets the Miocene interval, is located nine miles from the Pompano platform.  After a sell down of a portion of its position, Stone holds a 40% working interest in the well and received leasehold and other reimbursable costs.  Additional working interest owners are Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC with 30% and entities managed by Ridgewood Energy Corporation (including Riverstone Holdings, LLC and its portfolio company ILX Holdings III, LLC) with 30%.

Mississippi Canyon 72 - Derbio (Deep Water).  The Derbio prospect is located five miles from Stone's Pompano platform and targets the Miocene interval.  Results from the currently drilling Rampart Deep prospect could provide additional information regarding the Derbio prospect.  Stone currently holds a 100% working interest in the prospect, but our Rampart Deep partners may elect into the Derbio well for a 60% percent total working interest, proportionate to their respective Rampart Deep working interests, with the remaining 40% owned by Stone.  If successful, a tie-back to the Pompano platform is likely.  The well is estimated to take three months to drill. 

Hedge Position

The following table illustrates our derivative positions for 2017 and 2018 as of August 7, 2017: 


Oil Hedging Contracts


NYMEX


Put Contracts


Swap Contracts


Daily

Volume

(Bbls/d)


Put

Price

($ per Bbl)


Daily

Volume

(Bbls/d)


Swap

Price

($ per Bbl)









Feb 2017 – Dec 2017 

2,000


$50.00

Mar 2017 – Dec 2017

1,000


$53.90

Jul  2017 – Dec 2017

1,000


$41.10





Jan 2018 – Dec 2018

1,000


$54.00

Jan 2018 – Dec 2018

1,000


$52.50

Jan 2018 – Dec 2018

1,000


$45.00


 


Collar Contracts


Daily

Volume

(Bbls/d)

Put

Price

($ per Bbl)

Call

Price

($ per Bbl)





Mar 2017 – Dec 2017

1,000

$50.00

$56.45

Apr 2017 – Dec 2017

1,000

$50.00

$56.75

Jan 2018 –  Dec 2018

1,000

$45.00

$55.35

 

Natural Gas Hedging Contracts

NYMEX


Swap Contracts



Daily

Volume

(MMBtu/d)

Swap

Price

($ per MMBtu)


Jul 2017 – Dec 2017

11,000

$3.00







Collar Contracts


Daily

Volume

(MMBtu/d)

Put

Price

($ per MMBtu)

Call

Price

($ per MMBtu)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2018

6,000

$2.75

$3.24

Other Information

Stone has planned a conference call for 9:00 a.m. Central Time on August 8, 2017 to discuss the operational and financial results for the second quarter of 2017.  The call will be available through a live webcast link located in the Investor Center section of the Company's website at www.StoneEnergy.com.  The call will also be accessible by dialing (877) 228-3598 and requesting the "Stone Energy Call" approximately ten minutes before the scheduled start time.  If unable to participate in the original call, a webcast replay will be available two hours after the call through a link in the Investor Center section of the Company's website.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In this press release, we refer to a non-GAAP financial measure we call "discretionary cash flow."  Discretionary cash flow equals cash flows from operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities.  Management believes discretionary cash flow is a financial indicator of our company's ability to internally fund capital expenditures and service debt.  Management also believes this non-GAAP financial measure of cash flow is useful information to investors because it is widely used by professional research analysts in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Discretionary cash flow should not be considered an alternative to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities or net income (loss), as defined by GAAP.  Please see the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure" schedules for reconciliations of discretionary cash flow to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking and are based upon Stone's current belief as to the outcome and timing of future events. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that address activities that Stone plans, expects, believes, projects, estimates or anticipates will, should or may occur in the future, including future production of oil and gas, future capital expenditures and drilling of wells and future financial or operating results are forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include, but are not limited to, the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices for oil and gas; operating risks; liquidity risks, including risks relating to our bank credit facility and the Company's ability to access the capital markets; political and regulatory developments and legislation, including developments and legislation relating to our operations in the Gulf of Mexico basin; and other risk factors and known trends and uncertainties as described in Stone's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  For a more detailed discussion of risk factors, please see Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Part II, Item 1A of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2017.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, Stone's actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.  Stone assumes no obligation and expressly disclaims any duty to update the information contained herein, except as required by law.

Estimates for Stone's future production volumes are based on assumptions of capital expenditures levels and the assumption that market demand and prices for oil and gas will continue at levels that allow for economic production of these products. The production, transportation and marketing of oil and gas are subject to disruption due to transportation and processing availability, mechanical failure, human error, hurricanes and numerous other factors.  Stone's estimates are based on certain other assumptions, such as well performance and uptime estimates, which may vary significantly from those assumed. Delays experienced in well permitting could affect the timing of drilling and production. Lease operating expenses, which include major maintenance costs, vary in response to changes in prices of services and materials used in the operation of our properties and the amount of maintenance activity required.  Estimates of DD&A rates can vary according to reserve additions, capital expenditures, future development costs, and other factors. Therefore, we can give no assurance that our future production volumes, lease operating expenses or DD&A rates, if provided, will be as estimated.

Stone Energy is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana with additional offices in New Orleans and Houston.  Stone is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of properties in the Gulf of Mexico basin.  For additional information, contact Kenneth H. Beer, Chief Financial Officer, at 337-521-2210 phone, 337-521-9880 fax or via e-mail at CFO@StoneEnergy.com.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

SUMMARY STATISTICS

(Unaudited)




Successor


Predecessor




Predecessor



Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017


Three Months
Ended

June 30, 2016


Combined Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2017 (1)(2)


Six Months
Ended

June 30, 2016

PRODUCTION  QUANTITIES









Oil (MBbls)


1,299



1,548



2,617



3,183


Natural gas (MMcf)


2,555



5,100



8,410



11,946


Natural gas liquids (MBbls)


148



244



587



608


Oil, natural gas and NGLs (MBoe)


1,873



2,642



4,606



5,782


AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION









Oil (MBbls)


14.3



17.0



14.5



17.5


Natural gas (MMcf)


28.1



56.0



46.5



65.6


Natural gas liquids (MBbls)


1.6



2.7



3.2



3.3


Oil, natural gas and NGLs (MBoe)


20.6



29.0



25.4



31.8


REVENUE  DATA (in thousands)(3)









Oil revenue



$61,688




$72,711




$127,552




$132,986


Natural gas revenue


6,540



12,553



22,226



27,726


Natural gas liquids revenue


3,014



3,718



12,497



8,453


Total oil, natural gas and NGLs revenue



$71,242




$88,982




$162,275




$169,165


AVERAGE  REALIZED PRICES (3)









Oil (per Bbl)



$47.49




$46.97




$48.74




$41.78


Natural gas (per Mcf)


2.56



2.46



2.64



2.32


Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)


20.36



15.24



21.29



13.90


Oil, natural gas and NGLs (per Boe)


38.04



33.68



35.23



29.26


AVERAGE  COSTS PER BOE









Lease operating expenses



$8.88




$7.13




$6.56




$6.64


Transp, processing and gathering expenses


0.97



2.72



1.93



1.39


Salaries, general and administrative expenses


9.88



7.58



6.83



5.67


DD&A expense on oil and gas properties


17.22



17.08



18.35



18.26




(1)

Results include operational and financial results from the Appalachia basin through the close of the sale of Appalachia properties on February 27, 2017.



(2)

For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the six month period ended June 30, 2017. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh start accounting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor will not be comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information in the Consolidated Statement of Operations and Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on the following pages provides the Successor's and the Predecessor's GAAP results for the applicable periods. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh start accounting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provides meaningful information about production, revenues, commodity prices and costs that assists a reader in understanding the Company's financial results for the applicable period.



(3)

Through December 31, 2016, we designated our commodity derivatives as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes upon entering into the contracts.  Accordingly, they were recorded as either an asset or liability measured at fair value and subsequent changes in the derivative's fair value were recognized in stockholders' equity through other comprehensive income (loss), net of related taxes, to the extent the hedge was considered effective.  Monthly settlements of effective hedges were reflected in revenue from oil and natural gas production. With respect to our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts, we have elected to not designate these contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result of these mark-to-market adjustments, we will likely experience volatility in earnings from time to time due to commodity price volatility.  Further, this change in accounting method effects the comparability of 2017 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense to 2016 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense, respectively.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Successor



Predecessor


Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017



Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2016

Operating revenue:(1)





Oil production


$61,688





$72,711


Natural gas production

6,540




12,553


Natural gas liquids production

3,014




3,718


Other operational income

27




337


Derivative income, net

5,453





Total operating revenue

76,722




89,319


Operating expenses:





Lease operating expenses

16,636




18,826


Transportation, processing and gathering expenses

1,825




7,183


Production taxes

193




578


Depreciation, depletion and amortization

33,153




46,231


Write-down of oil and gas properties




118,649


Accretion expense

8,702




10,082


Salaries, general and administrative expenses

18,509




20,014


Incentive compensation expense




4,670


Restructuring fees

322




9,436


Other operational expenses

1,928




27,680


Derivative expense, net




626


Total operating expenses

81,268




263,975







Gain on Appalachia Properties divestiture

27










Loss from operations

(4,519)




(174,656)


Other (income) expenses:





Interest expense

3,601




17,599


Interest income

(169)




(302)


Other income

(312)




(270)


Other expense

814




9


Total other expense

3,934




17,036


Loss before income taxes

(8,453)




(191,692)


Provision (benefit) for income taxes:





Current

(1,992)




(2,113)


Deferred




6,182


Total income taxes

(1,992)




4,069


Net loss


($6,461)





($195,761)


Net loss per share


($0.32)





($35.05)


Average shares outstanding – diluted

19,997




5,585




(1)  

Through December 31, 2016, we designated our commodity derivatives as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes upon entering into the contracts.  Accordingly, they were recorded as either an asset or liability measured at fair value and subsequent changes in the derivative's fair value were recognized in stockholders' equity through other comprehensive income (loss), net of related taxes, to the extent the hedge was considered effective.  Monthly settlements of effective hedges were reflected in revenue from oil and natural gas production. With respect to our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts, we have elected to not designate these contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result of these mark-to-market adjustments, we will likely experience volatility in earnings from time to time due to commodity price volatility.  Further, this change in accounting method effects the comparability of 2017 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense to 2016 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense, respectively.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)





Successor



Predecessor


Predecessor


Combined Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2017 (1)(2)


Period from
March 1, 2017
through
June 30, 2017



Period from
January 1, 2017
through
February 28, 2017 (1)


Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2016

Operating revenue:(3)









Oil production


$127,552




$81,715





$45,837




$132,986


Natural gas production

22,226



8,750




13,476



27,726


Natural gas liquids production

12,497



3,791




8,706



8,453


Other operational income

1,079



176




903



693


Derivative income, net

8,099



8,099







Total operating revenue

171,453



102,531




68,922



169,858


Operating expenses:









Lease operating expenses

30,196



21,376




8,820



38,373


Transportation, processing and gathering expenses

8,902



1,969




6,933



8,024


Production taxes

940



258




682



1,059


Depreciation, depletion and amortization

86,429



49,000




37,429



107,789


Write-down of oil and gas properties

256,435



256,435






247,853


Accretion expense

17,050



11,603




5,447



20,065


Salaries, general and administrative expenses

31,460



21,831




9,629



32,768


Incentive compensation expense

2,008






2,008



9,649


Restructuring fees

610



610






10,389


Other operational expenses

3,119



2,589




530



40,207


Derivative expense, net

1,778






1,778



488


Total operating expenses

438,927



365,671




73,256



516,664











Gain on Appalachia Properties divestiture

213,480



27




213,453













Income (loss) from operations

(53,994)



(263,113)




209,119



(346,806)


Other (income) expenses:









Interest expense

4,791



4,791






32,840


Interest income

(254)



(209)




(45)



(416)


Other income

(758)



(443)




(315)



(568)


Other expense

14,150



814




13,336



11


Reorganization items, net

(437,744)






(437,744)




Total other (income) expense

(419,815)



4,953




(424,768)



31,867


Income (loss) before income taxes

365,821



(268,066)




633,887



(378,673)


Provision (benefit) for income taxes:









Current

1,578



(1,992)




3,570



(3,187)


Deferred








9,059


Total income taxes

1,578



(1,992)




3,570



5,872


Net income (loss)


$364,243




($266,074)





$630,317




($384,545)


Net income (loss) per share




($13.31)





$110.99




($68.94)


Average shares outstanding – diluted



19,997




5,634



5,578




(1)

Results include operational and financial results from the Appalachia basin through the close of the sale of Appalachia properties on February 27, 2017.



(2) 

For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the six month period ended June 30, 2017. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh start accounting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor will not be comparable to those of the Predecessor. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh start accounting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provides meaningful information that assists a reader in understanding the Company's financial results for the applicable period.



(3)

Through December 31, 2016, we designated our commodity derivatives as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes upon entering into the contracts.  Accordingly, they were recorded as either an asset or liability measured at fair value and subsequent changes in the derivative's fair value were recognized in stockholders' equity through other comprehensive income (loss), net of related taxes, to the extent the hedge was considered effective.  Monthly settlements of effective hedges were reflected in revenue from oil and natural gas production. With respect to our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts, we have elected to not designate these contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result of these mark-to-market adjustments, we will likely experience volatility in earnings from time to time due to commodity price volatility.  Further, this change in accounting method effects the comparability of 2017 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense to 2016 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense, respectively.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE

DISCRETIONARY CASH FLOW to NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)



Successor



Predecessor


Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2017



Three Months
Ended
June 30, 2016






Net loss as reported


($6,461)





($195,761)


Reconciling items:





Depreciation, depletion and amortization

33,153




46,231


Write-down of oil and gas properties




118,649


Deferred income tax provision




6,182


Accretion expense

8,702




10,082


Gain on sale of oil and gas properties

(27)





Non-cash stock compensation expense

374




2,370


Non-cash interest expense




4,768


Non-cash derivative (income) expense(1)

(4,185)




833


Other non-cash expense

821





Discretionary cash flow

32,377




(6,646)


Change in income taxes payable

(3,578)




(2,113)


Settlement of asset retirement obligations

(15,236)




(6,039)


Investment in derivative contracts

(276)





Other working capital changes

3,974




(16,771)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


$17,261





($31,569)









(1)

Through December 31, 2016, we designated our commodity derivatives as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes upon entering into the contracts.  Accordingly, they were recorded as either an asset or liability measured at fair value and subsequent changes in the derivative's fair value were recognized in stockholders' equity through other comprehensive income (loss), net of related taxes, to the extent the hedge was considered effective.  Monthly settlements of effective hedges were reflected in revenue from oil and natural gas production. With respect to our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts, we have elected to not designate these contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result of these mark-to-market adjustments, we will likely experience volatility in earnings from time to time due to commodity price volatility.  Further, this change in accounting method effects the comparability of 2017 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense to 2016 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense, respectively.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE

DISCRETIONARY CASH FLOW to NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)





Successor



Predecessor


Predecessor


Combined Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2017 (1)(2)


Period from
March 1, 2017 
through
June 30, 2017



Period from
January 1, 2017
through
February 28, 2017 (1)


Six Months
Ended
June 30, 2016










Net income (loss) as reported


$364,243




($266,074)





$630,317




($384,545)


Reconciling items:









Depreciation, depletion and amortization

86,429



49,000




37,429



107,789


Write-down of oil and gas properties

256,435



256,435






247,853


Deferred income tax provision








9,059


Accretion expense

17,050



11,603




5,447



20,065


Gain on sale of oil and gas properties

(213,480)



(27)




(213,453)




Non-cash stock compensation expense

3,036



391




2,645



4,682


Non-cash interest expense








9,403


Non-cash derivative (income) expense(3)

(4,891)



(6,669)




1,778



1,025


Non-cash reorganization items

(458,677)






(458,677)




Other non-cash expense

993



821




172



6,081


Discretionary cash flow

51,138



45,480




5,658



21,412


Change in income taxes payable

(8))



(3,578)




3,570



(3,187)


Settlement of asset retirement obligations

(36,477)



(32,836)




(3,641)



(10,706)


Investment in derivative contracts

(6,152)



(2,416)




(3,736)




Other working capital changes

13,522



21,257




(7,735)



(9,649)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


$22,023




$27,907





($5,884)




($2,130)













(1)

Results include operational and financial results from the Appalachia basin through the close of the sale of Appalachia properties on February 27, 2017.



(2) 

For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the six month period ended June 30, 2017. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh start accounting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor will not be comparable to those of the Predecessor. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh start accounting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provides meaningful information that assists a reader in understanding the Company's financial results for the applicable period.



(3) 

Through December 31, 2016, we designated our commodity derivatives as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes upon entering into the contracts.  Accordingly, they were recorded as either an asset or liability measured at fair value and subsequent changes in the derivative's fair value were recognized in stockholders' equity through other comprehensive income (loss), net of related taxes, to the extent the hedge was considered effective.  Monthly settlements of effective hedges were reflected in revenue from oil and natural gas production. With respect to our 2017 and 2018 commodity derivative contracts, we have elected to not designate these contracts as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes.  Accordingly, the net changes in the mark-to-market valuations and the monthly settlements on these derivative contracts will be recorded in earnings through derivative income/expense.  As a result of these mark-to-market adjustments, we will likely experience volatility in earnings from time to time due to commodity price volatility.  Further, this change in accounting method effects the comparability of 2017 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense to 2016 revenues, average realized prices and derivative income/expense, respectively.

 

STONE ENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Successor



Predecessor



June 30,



December 31,



2017



2016

Assets






Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents



$207,979





$190,581


Restricted cash


48,641





Accounts receivable


34,328




48,464


Fair value of derivative contracts


7,965





Current income tax receivable


26,095




26,086


Other current assets


8,627




10,151


  Total current assets


333,635




275,282


Oil and gas properties, full cost method of accounting:






Proved


702,751




9,616,236


Less: accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization


(304,202)




(9,178,442)


Net proved oil and gas properties


398,549




437,794


Unevaluated


96,011




373,720


Other property and equipment, net


19,191




26,213


Fair value of derivative contracts


3,382





Other assets, net


17,951




26,474


  Total assets



$868,719





$1,139,483


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity






Current liabilities:






Accounts payable to vendors



$19,317





$19,981


Undistributed oil and gas proceeds


968




15,073


Accrued interest


6,226




809


Fair value of derivative contracts


305





Asset retirement obligations


85,000




88,000


Current portion of long-term debt


416




408


Other current liabilities


26,369




18,602


  Total current liabilities


138,601




142,873


Bank credit facility





341,500


7.5% Senior Second Lien Notes due 2022


225,000





4.2% Building Loan


10,711




10,876


Asset retirement obligations


194,808




154,019


Other long-term liabilities


10,652




17,315


  Total liabilities not subject to compromise


579,772




666,583


Liabilities subject to compromise





1,110,182


  Total liabilities


579,772




1,776,765


Predecessor common stock





56


Predecessor treasury stock





(860)


Predecessor additional paid-in capital





1,659,731


Successor common stock


200





Successor additional paid-in capital


554,821





Accumulated deficit


(266,074)




(2,296,209)


  Total stockholders' equity


288,947




(637,282)


  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity



$868,719





$1,139,483


 

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