SM Energy Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results and Updates 2020 Operating Plan

DENVER, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SM Energy Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: SM) today announced operating and financial results for…

DENVER, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SM Energy Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: SM) today announced operating and financial results for the second quarter 2020 and provided updates to its 2020 operating plan.

During the second quarter of 2020, the Company focused on its priorities of:

  • Capital discipline. Capital expenditures were 26% below guidance primarily reflecting lower costs as well as timing of certain activity. Capital expenditures of $170.9 million adjusted for decreased capital accruals of $45.7 million totaled $125.2 million.
  • Significant cash flows. Second quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $114.3 million before net change in working capital of $38.7 million totaled $153.1 million. The Company generated free cash flow of $27.9 million (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below). Free cash flow for the first half of 2020 was $108.4 million and on a trailing 12-month basis was $124.7 million, or a 29% yield to market capitalization as of June 30, 2020.
  • Absolute debt reduction. The outstanding principal amount of long-term debt was reduced by $219 million as a result of the debt exchange transactions completed in the second quarter. The debt exchange successfully reduced total debt and significantly reduced maturities through 2022 by approximately $250 million. Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX was 2.45 times at quarter-end (a non-GAAP measure defined and reconciled below).
  • Capital expenditures for 2020 further reduced. 2020 capital expenditure guidance is further reduced to $610-630 million to reflect aggressive cost controls for drilling and completion expenditures as well as certain delayed activity. The updated plan continues to prioritize cash flow and leverage metrics through 2020 and beyond.

Chief Executive Officer Jay Ottoson comments: “The second quarter presented our industry with steep challenges and the SM Energy team responded. We aggressively reduced costs, maintained capital discipline, reduced outstanding debt, deferred production volumes and delivered approximately $28 million in free cash flow. We have further modified our operating plan to meet our priorities of generating free cash flow and keeping leverage metrics in-line as we move into the second half of 2020 and through 2021.

“These accomplishments are particularly impressive as our field teams adapt to new COVID-19 related protocols and the rest of us work from home. To date, we have seamlessly managed through the challenges presented by the pandemic, and we continue to make the safety of our employees and contractors our top priority.

“I am also pleased to report that we have further evidenced our commitment to environmental and social stewardship, as our Board of Directors recently delegated to its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee the responsibility to oversee the development and implementation of the Company’s environmental and social policies, programs and initiatives, and renamed the committee the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.  In addition, we are initiating participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project and intend to publish the Company’s SASB metrics for oil and gas exploration and production.”

SECOND QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

PRODUCTION, REALIZED PRICES AND CERTAIN OPERATING COSTS

PRODUCTION:







Midland Basin

South Texas

Total

Oil (MBbl / MBbl/d)

5,003 / 55.0

368 / 4.0

5,371 / 59.0

Natural Gas (MMcf / MMcf/d)

11,760 / 129.2

14,248 / 156.6

26,008 / 285.8

NGLs (MBbl / MBbl/d)

4 / –

1,474 / 16.2

1,478 / 16.2

Total (MBoe / MBoe/d)

6,966 / 76.6

4,217 / 46.3

11,184 / 122.9


Note: Totals may not calculate due to rounding.





REALIZED PRICES:







Midland Basin

South Texas

 Total 

(Pre/Post-hedge)

Oil ($/Bbl)

$22.86

$14.01

$22.25 / $48.06

Natural Gas ($/Mcf)

$1.01

$1.61

$1.34 / $1.38

NGLs ($/Bbl)

nm

$10.42

$10.43/ $12.37

Per Boe

$18.13

$10.31

$15.18 / $27.93


Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding

 

  • Total production volumes were down 10% compared with the prior year period and down 10% sequentially. Lower volumes during the quarter resulted from:
    • voluntary curtailment of approximately 3,000 Boe/d, primarily in the Midland Basin, due to low oil prices;
    • delayed start-up of all Midland Basin completions during the quarter due to the low commodity price environment (completed wells were turned to production in June); and
    • the election to process ethane for one month during the second quarter 2020 versus three months during the prior year period.
  • In the Midland Basin, natural gas volumes increased sequentially due to reduced flaring and fewer new wells turned to production during the quarter, as newer wells come on-line with higher oil content. The increased oil component in South Texas production is due to new Austin Chalk wells that have a higher oil content than Eagle Ford wells.
  • Total production volumes for the first half of 2020 were 23.6 MMBoe, up 2% from the prior year period.
  • Benchmark pricing for the quarter included NYMEX WTI oil at $27.85/Bbl, NYMEX Henry Hub natural gas at $1.72/MMBtu and Hart Composite NGLs at $14.02/Bbl.
  • In the Permian Basin, the MidlandCushing oil differential was approximately ($0.27)/Bbl on average for the three months ended June 30, 2020, while the WAHA-NYMEX natural gas differential was approximately ($0.78)/MMBtu.
  • The average realized price per Boe of $15.18 was down 54% compared with the prior year period and down 47% sequentially. Including the effect of realized hedges, the average realized price per Boe was $27.93, resulting in approximately $142.5 million of realized net hedge gains for the quarter.
  • Lease operating expenses of $3.30 per Boe were down 21% compared with the prior year period and down 31% sequentially. Lower costs are the result of aggressive cost management and fewer workovers completed during the quarter. Transportation costs of $3.12 per Boe were down 22% from the prior year period, due to a lower proportion of production from South Texas where transportation costs are higher, and nearly flat sequentially.
  • Largely as a result of cost management and hedge gains, the operating margin per Boe for the first half of 2020 was up 8% compared with the first half of 2019, despite the collapse in commodity prices.

For additional operating metrics and regional detail, please see the Financial Highlights section below and the accompanying 2Q20 slide deck.

NET LOSS, LOSS PER SHARE AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Second quarter 2020 net loss was ($89.3) million, or ($0.79) per diluted common share. This compared with net income of $50.4 million, or $0.45 per diluted common share, in the comparable prior year period. The current period included a gain on extinguishment of debt of $227.3 million that was more than offset by a loss on fair value change in derivatives (net of realized gains) and lower production revenue. For the first half of 2020, net loss was ($501.1) million, or ($4.43) per diluted common share, down ($3.30) per diluted common share compared with the prior year period.

Second quarter 2020 GAAP net cash provided by operating activities of $114.3 million before net change in working capital of $38.7 million totaled $153.1 million, which was down ($65.2) million, or 30%, from $218.3 million in the comparable prior year period. The decline in cash flow before the net change in working capital was primarily due to the 16% decline in price per Boe after the effect of realized hedge gains and the 10% decline in production, partially offset by lower costs per unit. For the first half of 2020, net cash provided by operating activities of $332.5 million before net change in working capital of $57.3 million totaled $389.7 million, up 9% from the first half of 2019.

ADJUSTED EBITDAX, ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND NET DEBT-TO-ADJUSTED EBITDAX

The following paragraphs discuss non-GAAP measures including Adjusted EBITDAX, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per diluted common share and net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX. Please reference the definitions and reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

Second quarter 2020 Adjusted EBITDAX was $201.5 million, down $61.5 million, or 23%, from $263.0 million in the comparable prior year period. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDAX was due to lower realized prices and production, partially offset by lower costs per unit. For the first half of 2020, Adjusted EBITDAX was $487.5 million, up 8% from $449.5 million in the first half of 2019.

Second quarter 2020 adjusted net loss was ($17.3) million, or ($0.15) per diluted common share, which compares with adjusted net income of $1.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, in the comparable prior year period.  For the first half of 2020, adjusted net loss was ($23.0) million, or ($0.20) per diluted common share, compared with a net loss of ($36.4) million, or ($0.32) per diluted common share, in the first half of 2019.

At June 30, 2020, net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX was 2.45 times.

FINANCIAL POSITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

On June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal amount of the Company’s long-term debt was $2.53 billion comprised of $1.82 billion in unsecured senior notes, $446.7 million in secured senior notes, $65.5 million in secured senior convertible notes, plus $193.0 million drawn on the Company’s senior secured revolving credit facility, which is down from $2.68 billion at March 31, 2020. As previously announced, during the second quarter 2020, the Company executed exchange offers that resulted in the exchange of $611.9 million of unsecured senior notes and $107.0 million of convertible notes for $446.7 million in secured senior notes, $53.5 million in cash to certain holders and warrants to acquire up to 5% of outstanding common stock of the Company under certain conditions. This transaction resulted in reducing the principal amount of long-term debt by $219 million and significantly reducing maturities due before 2023. As of the end of the quarter, the Company had significant second lien debt capacity that is available until the next scheduled redetermination date of October 1, 2020.

At June 30, 2020, the Company’s borrowing base under its senior secured revolving credit facility was $1.1 billion, less $193 million drawn and a $42 million letter of credit, provided liquidity of $865 million. The cash balance was approximately zero.

Capital expenditures before capital accruals for the second quarter of 2020 were $125.2 million. During the second quarter 2020, the Company drilled 27 net wells and added 11 net flowing completions. For the first half of 2020 the Company drilled 52 net wells and added 31 net flowing completions.

COMMODITY DERIVATIVES

Commodity hedge positions as of July 30, 2020:

  • Approximately 90% of expected 2H20 oil production is hedged to WTI. The average floor price on collars is $55/Bbl and the average price on swaps is $57/Bbl. Roughly, more than one-half of expected 2021 oil production is hedged at approximately $40/Bbl.
  • Approximately 75-80% of expected 2H20 Midland Basin oil production basis is hedged to the local price point at $(0.50)/Bbl.
  • Approximately 50% of expected 2H20 natural gas production is hedged at an average price of $2.40/MMBtu to HSC, and approximately 55-60% of expected 2H20 Midland natural gas production is hedged at an average price of $1.15/MMBtu to WAHA.
  • NGL hedges are by individual product.

A detailed schedule of these and other hedge positions are provided in the 2Q20 accompanying slide deck.

2020 OPERATING PLAN – MID-YEAR FORECAST

The Company has updated its 2020 operating plan to incorporate changes since the first quarter that include:

  • Aggressive cost management that has further reduced capital expenditures and certain lease operating expenses.
  • Additional cost reductions in drill and complete costs. Well costs are expected to average $560 per lateral foot in Midland and $600 per lateral foot in South Texas, down from $600 and $620, respectively, in April.
  • Deferral of four net wells drilled and five net well completions in South Texas.
  • Changes to the capital structure as a result of the debt exchange.
  • Strip pricing as of July 8, 2020.

The updated forecast for full year 2020 results in the following projections:

  • Midland: approximately 77 net wells drilled and 68 net wells completed for the year, or 32 and 39 remaining, respectively, in the second half of the year.
  • South Texas: 12 net wells drilled and 4 net wells completed for the year, or 5 and 2 remaining, respectively, in the second half of the year.
  • Lower full year production with oil comprising 49-50%.
  • Positive free cash flow generation.
  • Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP measure defined below) year-end < 3.0 times.
  • Looking ahead to 2021: the longer term plan assumes strip pricing and an approximate 10% increase in capital activity, and it results in meaningful oil production growth, neutral-positive free cash flow and net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP measure defined below) of approximately 3.0 times at year-end.

GUIDANCE FULL YEAR 2020:

  • Capital expenditures: $610-630 million, down approximately 25% from the February 2020 Plan. Capital expenditures for the second half of 2020 will be more heavily weighted to the fourth quarter.
  • Production: 44-46 MMBoe, or 120.2-125.7 Boe/d, at 49%-50% oil. Third quarter 2020 is expected to range between 10.5-11.0 MMBoe, or 114.1-119.6 Boe/d, at 48% oil.
  • G&A: ~$110 million including approximately $20 million non-cash compensation.
  • Exploration/Capitalized overhead: ~$40 million.
  • LOE: $4.75$5.00 reflecting cost reductions and fewer workovers.
  • Transportation: $3.10$3.30, reduced to correspond with declining production from South Texas.
  • Production and ad valorem taxes: ~4.5% of pre-hedge revenue + ~ $0.40 or ~$1.40.
  • DD&A: $17$18/Boe.

SCHEDULE FOR SECOND QUARTER REPORTING

EARNINGS CALL AND PRESENTATION

July 30, 2020 – In conjunction with this release, the Company posts to its website a pre-recorded webcast discussion, a written transcript of the webcast, and an associated IR presentation. Please visit ir.sm-energy. com.

July 31, 2020 – Please join SM Energy management at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time/10:00 a.m. Eastern time for the second quarter 2020 financial and operating results Q&A session. This discussion will be accessible via webcast (available live and for replay) on the Company’s website at ir.sm-energy.com or by telephone. In order to join the live conference call, please register at the link below for dial-in information.

The call replay will be available approximately one hour after the call and until August 7, 2020.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. The words “assumes,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “generate,” “guidance,” “implied,” “maintain,” “plan,” “project,”  “objectives,” “outlook,” “sustainable,” “target,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements in this release include, among other things, revised guidance for the full year and third quarter 2020, including production volumes, oil production percentage, operating and general and administrative costs, DD&A, and capital expenditures; the Company’s 2020 goals, including: generating free cash flow; and the number of wells the Company plans to drill and complete. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause SM Energy’s actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Future results may be impacted by the risks discussed in the Risk Factors section of SM Energy’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such risk factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the second quarter 2020 Form 10-Q.  The forward-looking statements contained herein speak as of the date of this release.  Although SM Energy may from time to time voluntarily update its prior forward-looking statements, it disclaims any commitment to do so, except as required by securities laws.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the state of Texas.  SM Energy routinely posts important information about the Company on its website. For more information about SM Energy, please visit its website at www.sm-energy.com.

SM ENERGY INVESTOR CONTACT

Jennifer Martin Samuels, jsamuels@sm-energy.com, 303-864-2507

 


SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

June 30, 2020


Production Data













For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2020


2019


Percent Change


2020


2019


Percent Change

Realized sales price (before the effects of

derivative settlements):












Oil (per Bbl)

$

22.25



$

56.04



(60)

%


$

35.09



$

52.95



(34)

%

Gas (per Mcf)

$

1.34



$

2.31



(42)

%


$

1.44



$

2.50



(42)

%

NGLs (per Bbl)

$

10.43



$

16.42



(36)

%


$

12.09



$

17.76



(32)

%

Equivalent (per Boe)

$

15.18



$

32.75



(54)

%


$

22.25



$

32.34



(31)

%

Realized sales price (including the effects of derivative settlements):












Oil (per Bbl)

$

48.06



$

54.07



(11)

%


$

51.49



$

51.77



(1)

%

Gas (per Mcf)

$

1.38



$

2.51



(45)

%


$

1.74



$

2.53



(31)

%

NGLs (per Bbl)

$

12.37



$

20.42



(39)

%


$

14.72



$

20.08



(27)

%

Equivalent (per Boe)

$

27.93



$

33.07



(16)

%


$

31.42



$

32.30



(3)

%

Net production volumes: (1)












Oil (MMBbl)

5.4



5.4



(1)

%


11.7



10.3



14

%

Gas (Bcf)

26.0



28.3



(8)

%


52.5



52.2



1

%

NGLs (MMBbl)

1.5



2.3



(35)

%


3.1



4.2



(26)

%

MMBoe

11.2



12.4



(10)

%


23.6



23.1



2

%

Average net daily production: (1)












Oil (MBbls/d)

59.0



59.6



(1)

%


64.4



56.7



14

%

Gas (MMcf/d)

285.8



310.9



(8)

%


288.5



288.3



%

NGLs (MBbls/d)

16.2



25.1



(35)

%


16.9



23.0



(26)

%

MBoe/d

122.9



136.5



(10)

%


129.4



127.7



1

%

Per Boe data:












Realized price (before the effects of derivative settlements)

$

15.18



$

32.75



(54)

%


$

22.25



$

32.34



(31)

%

Lease operating expense

3.30



4.16



(21)

%


4.06



4.64



(13)

%

Transportation costs

3.12



4.00



(22)

%


3.11



4.04



(23)

%

Production taxes

0.56



1.30



(57)

%


0.90



1.30



(31)

%

Ad valorem tax expense

0.22



0.44



(50)

%


0.42



0.59



(29)

%

General and administrative (2)

2.43



2.49



(2)

%


2.32



2.73



(15)

%

Operating margin (before the effects of derivative settlements)

5.55



20.36



(73)

%


11.44



19.04



(40)

%

Derivative settlement gain (loss)

12.74



0.32



3,881

%


9.17



(0.04)



23,025

%

Operating margin (including the effects of derivative settlements)

$

18.29



$

20.68



(12)

%


$

20.61



$

19.00



8

%

Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

$

16.17



$

16.61



(3)

%


$

17.59



$

16.62



6

%













(1) Amounts and percentage changes may not calculate due to rounding.

(2) Includes non-cash stock-based compensation expense per Boe of $0.41 and $0.39 for the three months ended June 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively, and $0.39 and $0.41 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively.

 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)


June 30, 2020




Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets





(in thousands, except share data)

June 30,


December 31,


ASSETS

2020


2019


Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents

$

10



$

10



Accounts receivable

127,173



184,732



Derivative assets

211,582



55,184



Prepaid expenses and other

16,704



12,708



Total current assets

355,469



252,634



Property and equipment (successful efforts method):





Proved oil and gas properties

8,134,461



8,934,020



Accumulated depletion, depreciation, and amortization

(4,536,537)



(4,177,876)



Unproved oil and gas properties

923,666



1,005,887



Wells in progress

266,957



118,769



Other property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $65,447 and

$64,032, respectively

37,278



72,848



Total property and equipment, net

4,825,825



5,953,648



Noncurrent assets:





Derivative assets

34,390



20,624



Other noncurrent assets

51,944



65,326



Total noncurrent assets

86,334



85,950



Total assets

$

5,267,628



$

6,292,232



LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

257,053



$

402,008



Derivative liabilities

38,250



50,846



Other current liabilities

12,597



19,189



Total current liabilities

307,900



472,043



Noncurrent liabilities:





Revolving credit facility

193,000



122,500



Senior Notes, net

2,263,119



2,610,298



Asset retirement obligations

86,628



84,134



Deferred income taxes

57,049



189,386



Derivative liabilities

24,028



3,444



Other noncurrent liabilities

55,072



61,433



Total noncurrent liabilities

2,678,896



3,071,195



Stockholders’ equity:





Common stock, $0.01 par value – authorized: 200,000,000 shares; issued and

outstanding: 113,553,271 and 112,987,952 shares, respectively

1,136



1,130



Additional paid-in capital

1,825,327



1,791,596



Retained earnings

465,310



967,587



Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(10,941)



(11,319)



Total stockholders’ equity

2,280,832



2,748,994



Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

5,267,628



$

6,292,232



 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY


FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)


June 30, 2020




Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations







(in thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019


Operating revenues and other income:









Oil, gas, and NGL production revenue

$

169,790



$

406,854



$

524,023



$

747,330



Net gain on divestiture activity

91



262



91



323



Other operating revenues

(249)



56



1,252



449



Total operating revenues and other income

169,632



407,172



525,366



748,102



Operating expenses:









Oil, gas, and NGL production expense

80,445



123,050



199,997



244,355



Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

180,856



206,330



414,345



384,076



Exploration (1)

9,787



10,877



21,136



22,225



Impairment

8,750



12,417



998,513



18,755



General and administrative (1)

27,227



30,920



54,674



63,006



Net derivative (gain) loss (2)

167,200



(79,655)



(378,140)



97,426



Other operating (income) expense, net

8,046



(934)



8,612



(599)



Total operating expenses

482,311



303,005



1,319,137



829,244



Income (loss) from operations

(312,679)



104,167



(793,771)



(81,142)



Interest expense

(40,354)



(39,627)



(81,866)



(77,607)



Gain on extinguishment of debt

227,281





239,476





Other non-operating expense, net

(185)



(562)



(679)



(879)



Income (loss) before income taxes

(125,937)



63,978



(636,840)



(159,628)



Income tax (expense) benefit

36,685



(13,590)



135,693



32,448



Net income (loss)

$

(89,252)



$

50,388



$

(501,147)



$

(127,180)












Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

113,008



112,262



113,015



112,257



Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

113,008



112,932



113,015



112,257



Basic net income (loss) per common share

$

(0.79)



$

0.45



$

(4.43)



$

(1.13)



Diluted net income (loss) per common share

$

(0.79)



$

0.45



$

(4.43)



$

(1.13)



Dividends per common share

$



$



$

0.01



$

0.05












(1)  Non-cash stock-based compensation included in:









Exploration expense

$

1,091



$

1,291



$

2,048



$

2,496



General and administrative expense

4,621



4,863



9,225



9,496



Total non-cash stock-based compensation

$

5,712



$

6,154



$

11,273



$

11,992












(2)  The net derivative (gain) loss line item consists of the following:









Settlement (gain) loss

$

(142,528)



$

(4,090)



$

(215,965)



$

879



(Gain) loss on fair value changes

309,728



(75,565)



(162,175)



96,547



Total net derivative (gain) loss

$

167,200



$

(79,655)



$

(378,140)



$

97,426



 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

June 30, 2020


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

(in thousands, except share data and dividends per share)




Additional

Paid-in

Capital




Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss


Total

Stockholders’

Equity



Common Stock



Retained

Earnings




Shares


Amount





Balances, December 31, 2019

112,987,952



$

1,130



$

1,791,596



$

967,587



$

(11,319)



$

2,748,994



Net loss







(411,895)





(411,895)



Other comprehensive income









190



190



Cash dividends declared, $0.01 per share







(1,130)





(1,130)



Issuance of common stock upon vesting of RSUs, net of shares used for tax withholdings

730





(3)







(3)



Stock-based compensation expense





5,561







5,561


Balances, March 31, 2020

112,988,682



$

1,130



$

1,797,154



$

554,562



$

(11,129)



$

2,341,717


Net loss







(89,252)





(89,252)


Other comprehensive income









188



188


Issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan

297,013



3



944







947


Stock-based compensation expense

267,576



3



5,709







5,712


Issuance of warrants





21,520







21,520


Balances, June 30, 2020

113,553,271



$

1,136



$

1,825,327



$

465,310



$

(10,941)



$

2,280,832





Additional

Paid-in

Capital




Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss


Total

Stockholders’

Equity



Common Stock



Retained

Earnings




Shares


Amount





Balances, December 31, 2018

112,241,966



$

1,122



$

1,765,738



$

1,165,842



$

(12,380)



$

2,920,322


Net loss







(177,568)





(177,568)


Other comprehensive income









263



263


Cash dividends declared, $0.05 per share







(5,612)





(5,612)


Issuance of common stock upon vesting of RSUs, net of shares used for tax withholdings

2,579





(18)







(18)


Stock-based compensation expense





5,838







5,838


Balances, March 31, 2019

112,244,545



$

1,122



$

1,771,558



$

982,662



$

(12,117)



$

2,743,225


Net income







50,388





50,388


Other comprehensive income









119



119


Issuance of common stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan

184,079



2



1,957







1,959


Issuance of common stock upon vesting of RSUs, net of shares used for tax withholdings

290





(2)







(2)


Stock-based compensation expense

96,719



1



6,153







6,154


Other





(1)



1





Balances, June 30, 2019

112,525,633



$

1,125



$

1,779,665



$

1,033,051



$

(11,998)



$

2,801,843


 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED) 

June 30, 2020

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows





(in thousands)

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,



2020


2019


2020


2019


Cash flows from operating activities:









Net income (loss)

$

(89,252)



$

50,388



$

(501,147)



$

(127,180)



Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities









Net gain on divestiture activity

(91)



(262)



(91)



(323)



Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

180,856



206,330



414,345



384,076



Impairment

8,750



12,417



998,513



18,755



Stock-based compensation expense

5,712



6,154



11,273



11,992



Net derivative (gain) loss

167,200



(79,655)



(378,140)



97,426



Derivative settlement gain (loss)

142,528



4,090



215,965



(879)



Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,586



3,844



8,578



7,633



Gain on extinguishment of debt

(227,281)





(239,476)





Deferred income taxes

(36,921)



13,766



(136,268)



(33,237)



Other, net

(3,011)



1,243



(3,827)



(1,287)



Net change in working capital

(38,737)



41,613



(57,254)



21,454



Net cash provided by operating activities

114,339



259,928



332,471



378,430












Cash flows from investing activities:









Net proceeds from the sale of oil and gas properties (1)

92



6,406



92



12,520



Capital expenditures

(170,903)



(326,787)



(310,209)



(576,127)



Other, net



28





319



Net cash used in investing activities

(170,811)



(320,353)



(310,117)



(563,288)












Cash flows from financing activities:









Proceeds from revolving credit facility

415,500



524,500



841,000



696,500



Repayment of revolving credit facility

(294,500)



(453,000)



(770,500)



(578,500)



Debt issuance costs related to 10.0% Senior Secured Notes due 2025

(10,491)





(10,491)





Cash paid to repurchase 6.125% Senior Notes due 2022





(28,318)





Repayment of 1.50% Senior Convertible Notes due 2021

(53,508)





(53,508)





Net proceeds from sale of common stock

947



1,959



947



1,959



Dividends paid

(1,130)



(5,612)



(1,130)



(5,612)



Other, net

(351)



(1,026)



(354)



(1,044)



Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

56,467



66,821



(22,354)



113,303












Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(5)



6,396





(71,555)



Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

15



14



10



77,965



Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$

10



$

6,410



$

10



$

6,410



Less: Restricted cash (1)



(6,398)





(6,398)



Cash and cash equivalents

$

10



$

12



$

10



$

12












(1) As of June 30, 2019, a portion of net proceeds from the sale of oil and gas properties was restricted for future property acquisitions.  Restricted cash is included in the other noncurrent assets line item on the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.


 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

6/30/2020


 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Continued)

 




(in thousands)

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Supplemental schedule of additional cash flow information and non-cash activities:








Operating activities:








Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized interest

$

(34,844)



$

(27,689)



$

(82,313)



$

(67,646)










Investing activities:








Decrease in capital expenditure accruals and other

$

(45,698)



$

(72,282)



$

(28,896)



$

(10,097)










Supplemental non-cash investing activities:








Carrying value of properties exchanged

$



$

800



$



$

66,588










Supplemental non-cash financing activities:








Non-cash gain on extinguishment of debt, net

$

280,553



$



$

292,984



$

































 

DEFINITIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES AS CALCULATED BY THE COMPANY

The following non-GAAP measures are presented in addition to financial statements as the Company believes these metrics and performance measures are widely used by the investment community, including investors, research analysts and others, to evaluate and compare investments among upstream oil and gas companies in making investment decisions or recommendations.  These measures, as presented, may have differing calculations among companies and investment professionals and may not be directly comparable to the same measures provided by others.  A non-GAAP measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure or any other measure of a company’s financial or operating performance presented in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure or measures is presented below.  These measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted EBITDAX:  Adjusted EBITDAX is calculated as net income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depletion, depreciation, amortization and asset retirement obligation liability accretion expense, exploration expense, property abandonment and impairment expense, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, derivative gains and losses net of settlements, gains and losses on divestitures, gains and losses on extinguishment of debt, and certain other items.  Adjusted EBITDAX excludes certain items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results, including items that are generally non-recurring in nature or whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Adjusted EBITDAX is also important as it is considered among financial covenants under the Company’s Credit Agreement, a material source of liquidity for the Company.  Please reference the Company’s 2019 Form 10-K and second quarter 2020 Form 10-Q for discussion of the Credit Agreement and its covenants.

Adjusted net loss:  Adjusted net loss excludes certain items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results, including items that are generally non-recurring in nature or whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated.  These items include non-cash and other adjustments, such as derivative gains and losses net of settlements, impairments, net (gain) loss on divestiture activity, gains and losses on extinguishment of debt, and accruals for non-recurring matters.

Free cash flow: Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities before net change in working capital less capital expenditures before change in capital expenditure accruals and other.

Free cash flow yield to market capitalization: Free cash flow yield to market capitalization is calculated as Free cash flow (defined above) divided by market capitalization.

Net Debt: The total principal amount of outstanding senior secured notes, senior convertible notes, and senior unsecured notes plus amounts drawn on the revolving credit facility (also referred to as total funded debt) less cash and cash equivalents.

Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX:  Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX is calculated as Net Debt (defined above) divided by Adjusted EBITDAX (defined above).  A variation of this calculation is a financial covenant under the Company’s Credit Agreement for its revolving credit facility beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018.

FORWARD-LOOKING NON-GAAP MEASURES

The Company is unable to present a reconciliation of forward-looking net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX because components of the calculation (such as potential gains and losses related to derivatives, divestiture activity, or the extinguishment of debt) are inherently unpredictable. Moreover, estimating the most directly comparable GAAP measures with the required precision necessary to provide a meaningful reconciliation is extremely difficult and could not be accomplished without unreasonable effort.

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

June 30, 2020


Adjusted EBITDAX Reconciliation (1)








(in thousands)
















Reconciliation of net income (loss) (GAAP) and net cash

provided by operating activities (GAAP) to

Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP)

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net income (loss) (GAAP)

$

(89,252)



$

50,388



$

(501,147)



$

(127,180)


Interest expense

40,354



39,627



81,866



77,607


Income tax expense (benefit)

(36,685)



13,590



(135,693)



(32,448)


Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

180,856



206,330



414,345



384,076


Exploration (2)

8,696



9,586



19,088



19,729


Impairment

8,750



12,417



998,513



18,755


Stock-based compensation expense

5,712



6,154



11,273



11,992


Net derivative (gain) loss

167,200



(79,655)



(378,140)



97,426


Derivative settlement gain (loss)

142,528



4,090



215,965



(879)


Net gain on divestiture activity

(91)



(262)



(91)



(323)


Gain on extinguishment of debt

(227,281)





(239,476)




Other, net

703



691



1,036



695


Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP)

201,490



262,956



487,539



449,450


Interest expense

(40,354)



(39,627)



(81,866)



(77,607)


Income tax (expense) benefit

36,685



(13,590)



135,693



32,448


Exploration (2)

(8,696)



(9,586)



(19,088)



(19,729)


Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,586



3,844



8,578



7,633


Deferred income taxes

(36,921)



13,766



(136,268)



(33,237)


Other, net

(3,714)



552



(4,863)



(1,982)


Net change in working capital

(38,737)



41,613



(57,254)



21,454


Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$

114,339



$

259,928



$

332,471



$

378,430










(1) See “Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company” above.

(2)  Stock-based compensation expense is a component of the exploration expense and general and administrative expense line items on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.  Therefore, the exploration line items shown in the reconciliation above will vary from the amount shown on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations for the component of stock-based compensation expense recorded to exploration expense.

 

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

June 30, 2020


Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation (1)








(in thousands, except per share data)
















Reconciliation of net income (loss) (GAAP) to adjusted

net loss (non-GAAP):

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net income (loss) (GAAP)

$

(89,252)



$

50,388



$

(501,147)



$

(127,180)


Net derivative (gain) loss

167,200



(79,655)



(378,140)



97,426


Derivative settlement gain (loss)

142,528



4,090



215,965



(879)


Net gain on divestiture activity

(91)



(262)



(91)



(323)


Impairment

8,750



12,417



998,513



18,755


Gain on extinguishment of debt

(227,281)





(239,476)




Other, net (2)

765



699



1,151



912


Tax effect of adjustments (3)

(19,936)



13,608



(129,749)



(25,148)


Valuation allowance on deferred tax assets





10,017




Adjusted net income (loss) (non-GAAP)

$

(17,317)



$

1,285



$

(22,957)



$

(36,437)










Diluted net income (loss) per common share (GAAP)

$

(0.79)



$

0.45



$

(4.43)



$

(1.13)


Net derivative (gain) loss

1.48



(0.71)



(3.35)



0.87


Derivative settlement gain (loss)

1.26



0.04



1.91



(0.01)


Net gain on divestiture activity








Impairment

0.08



0.11



8.84



0.17


Gain on extinguishment of debt

(2.01)





(2.12)




Other, net (2)

0.01



0.01



0.01



0.01


Tax effect of adjustments (3)

(0.18)



0.11



(1.15)



(0.23)


Valuation allowance on deferred tax assets





0.09




Adjusted net income (loss) per diluted common share (non-GAAP)

$

(0.15)



$

0.01



$

(0.20)



$

(0.32)










Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

113,008



112,262



113,015



112,257


Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

113,008



112,932



113,015



112,257










Note: Amounts may not calculate due to rounding.
















(1) See “Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company” above.

(2) For the three months ended June 30, 2020, the adjustments related to bad debt expense and impairments of materials inventory.  For the six months ended June 30, 2020, and the three and six months ended June 30, 2019,  the adjustments related to bad debt expense and impairments of materials inventory and other property.

(3) The tax effect of adjustments for each of the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, and 2019, was calculated using a tax rate of 21.7%.  This rate approximates the Company’s statutory tax rate for the respective periods, as adjusted for ordinary permanent differences.


 

 

Reconciliation of Net Debt (1)


(in thousands)



As of June 30, 2020

Senior Secured Notes (principal amount from Note 5 of 2Q20 Form 10-Q)

$

512,160


Senior Unsecured Notes (principal amount from Note 5 of 2Q20 Form 10-Q)

1,824,151


Revolving credit facility

193,000


Total funded debt

2,529,311


Less: Cash and cash equivalents

10


Net Debt

$

2,529,301




(1) See “Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company” above.

 


 

Free Cash Flow (1)








(in thousands)









For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$

114,339



$

259,928



$

332,471



$

378,430


Net change in working capital

(38,737)



41,613



(57,254)



21,454


Cash flow from operations before net change in working capital

$

153,076



$

218,315



$

389,725



$

356,976










Less: Capital expenditures (GAAP)

170,903



326,787



310,209



576,127


Change in capital expenditure accruals and other

(45,698)



(72,282)



(28,896)



(10,097)


Capital expenditures before accruals

$

125,205



$

254,505



$

281,313



$

566,030










Free cash flow

$

27,871



$

(36,190)



$

108,412



$

(209,054)










(1) See “Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company” above.










 

 

Free Cash Flow (1)



(in thousands)





For the Twelve Months Ended

June 30,



2020

Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)


$

777,608


Net change in working capital


(61,856)


Cash flow from operations before net change in working capital


$

839,464





Less: Capital expenditures (GAAP)


757,851


Change in capital expenditure accruals and other


(43,088)


Capital expenditures before accruals


$

714,763





Free cash flow


$

124,701





Market capitalization at June 30, 2020


425,825





Free cash flow yield


29

%




(1) See “Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company” above.























 

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