TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Provides an Operations Update
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TNP) (NYSE American:TAT) (the "Company" or "TransAtlantic") today announced the financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 and provided an operations update. Additional information can be found on the Company's website at http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com.
- As of September 30, 2017, the Company had no long-term debt and $12.4 million in short-term debt, as compared to $3.8 million in long-term debt and $38.2 million in short-term debt as of December 31, 2016. During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company repaid $14.1 million in debt as it continues to focus on deleveraging its balance sheet.
- Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were $12.7 million, as compared to $12.3 million for the second quarter of 2017 and $16.7 million for the third quarter of 2016.
- The Company's operating loss for the third quarter of 2017 was $0.3 million, as compared to operating income of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2017 and operating income of $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2016.
- Net loss from continuing operations was $4.4 million for the third quarter of 2017, as compared to net income of $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, and a net loss of $4.6 million in the third quarter of 2016.
- Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2017 was $7.3 million, as compared to $6.8 million for the second quarter of 2017 and $12.8 million for the third quarter of 2016.1
- The Company's average daily net sales volumes from continuing operations were approximately 2,862 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("Boepd") in the third quarter of 2017, as compared to 3,833 Boepd in the second quarter of 2017 and 4,335 Boepd in the third quarter of 2016. Current daily net sales volumes from continuing operations are approximately 2,900 Boepd.
1 Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation at the end of the press release.
|Third Quarter 2017 Results of Continuing Operations|
|For the Three Months Ended|
|September 30, 2017||June 30, 2017||September 30, 2016|
|Natural gas (Mmcf)||58||184||391|
|Total net sales (Mboe)||263||345||395|
|Average net sales (Boepd)||2,862||3,833||4,335|
|Realized Commodity Prices:|
|Oil ($/Bbl unhedged)||$||47.88||$||47.26||$||40.67|
|Oil ($/Bbl hedged)||$||47.88||$||47.26||$||41.38|
|Natural gas ($/Mcf)||$||4.82||$||4.96||$||7.08|
Total revenues were $12.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to $12.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $16.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016. For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the Company had a net loss from continuing operations of $4.4 million, or $0.09 per share (basic and diluted), as compared to net income from continuing operations of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended June 30, 2017, and a net loss from continuing operations of $4.6 million, or $0.10 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Capital expenditures, including seismic and corporate expenditures totaled $6.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, as compared to $4.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $1.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was $7.3 million, as compared to $6.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and $12.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
The following summarizes the Company's operations by location during the third quarter of 2017:
Testing continued on the Bahar-11 well throughout the third quarter of 2017 in the Bedinan, Dadas, and Hazro formations. Commercial oil was discovered in all three formations with a combined test rate of 280 Boepd. The well was brought on production in October 2017.
Testing continued on the Cavulsu-1 well throughout the third quarter of 2017. The well flowed high API gravity hydrocarbon in two Bedinan benches. Testing will continue throughout the fourth quarter of 2017 to establish the potential of these intervals as well as up-hole potential in the Dadas, Hazro, and Mardin formations.
Operations on the Pinar-1ST well were temporarily suspended during the third quarter of 2017 due to priority repair and maintenance workover operations in the Bahar and Selmo fields. Testing will resume in the fourth quarter of 2017.
The Company continues to evaluate its position in Bulgaria with updated geologic models and continues to market a joint venture exploration program for its assets in Bulgaria.
The Company will host a live webcast and conference call on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. Eastern time) to discuss third quarter 2017 financial results and provide an operations update. Investors who would like to participate in the conference call should call (877) 878-2762 or (678) 809-1005 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask for the TransAtlantic conference call. The conference ID is 8898817.
A live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available through the Company's website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. To access the webcast and replay, click on "Investors," select "Events and Presentations," and click on "Listen to webcast" under the event list. The webcast requires IOS, Microsoft Windows Media Player, or RealOne Player.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 10, 2017 and may be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. The conference ID is 8898817.
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
On November 8, 2017, the Company filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
|TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. |
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income (Unaudited)
(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Nine Months Ended|
|Sept 30, 2017||Sept 30, 2016||Sept 30, 2017||Sept 30, 2016|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Exploration, abandonment and impairment||141||1,531||249||2,964|
|Cost of purchased natural gas||—||1,027||568||3,264|
|Seismic and other exploration||2,966||3||3,046||84|
|General and administrative||2,532||2,659||9,303||11,401|
|Depreciation, depletion and amortization||4,272||7,280||13,024||23,053|
|Accretion of asset retirement obligations||49||97||144||285|
|Total costs and expenses||12,957||15,667||35,132||50,076|
|Operating (loss) income||(282||)||992||6,320||(153||)|
|Other (expense) income:|
|Loss on sale of TBNG||—||—||(15,226||)||—|
|Interest and other expense||(2,322||)||(3,836||)||(6,981||)||(9,106||)|
|Interest and other income||182||1,009||663||1,411|
|(Loss) gain on commodity derivative contracts||(1,365||)||(187||)||299||(2,419||)|
|Foreign exchange loss||(48||)||(390||)||(1,055||)||(659||)|
|Total other expense||(3,553||)||(3,404||)||(22,300||)||(10,773||)|
|Loss from continuing operations before income taxes||(3,835||)||(2,412||)||(15,980||)||(10,926||)|
|Income tax expense||(518||)||(2,224||)||(3,856||)||(5,820||)|
|Net loss from continuing operations||(4,353||)||(4,636||)||(19,836||)||(16,746||)|
|Income from discontinued operations before income taxes||—||6,886||—||5,830|
|Gain on disposal of discontinued operations||—||9,419||—||10,168|
|Income tax benefit||—||—||—||204|
|Net income from discontinued operations||—||16,305||—||16,202|
|Net (loss) income||(4,353||)||11,669||(19,836||)||(544||)|
|Other comprehensive (loss) income:|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||(1,223||)||(3,986||)||21,828||(3,277||)|
|Comprehensive (loss) income||$||(5,576||)||$||7,683||$||1,992||$||(3,821||)|
|Net (loss) income per common share|
|Basic net (loss) income per common share|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding||47,725||46,854||47,480||42,879|
|Diluted net (loss) income per common share|
|Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding||47,725||46,854||47,480||42,879|
|TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.|
Summary Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
|For the Nine Months Ended Sept 30,|
|Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations||$||16,079||$||19,607|
|Net cash provided by investing activities from continuing operations(1)||4,872||2,699|
|Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations||(29,661||)||(7,842||)|
|Net cash used in discontinued operations||-||(822||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||(118||)||(517||)|
|Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents||$||(8,828||)||$||13,125|
|(1) Includes changes in the Company's restricted cash balance.|
|TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.|
Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)
|September 30, 2017||December 31, 2016|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||2,757||$||10,034|
|Accounts receivable, net|
|Oil and natural gas sales||12,891||17,885|
|Joint interest and other||1,914||3,230|
|Prepaid and other current assets||2,557||4,756|
|Assets held for sale||—||25,217|
|Total current assets||24,795||68,086|
|Property and equipment:|
|Oil and natural gas properties (successful efforts methods)|
|Equipment and other property||19,399||20,273|
|Total property and equipment||250,024||238,596|
|Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization||(132,899||)||(120,638||)|
|Property and equipment, net||117,125||117,958|
|Other long-term assets:|
|Note receivable - related party||7,027||7,624|
|Total other assets||9,131||10,349|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable - related party||4,363||1,844|
|Loan payable - related party||—||3,444|
|Liabilities held for sale||—||15,938|
|Total current liabilities||29,487||76,100|
|Asset retirement obligations||4,940||4,833|
|Deferred income taxes||20,494||18,806|
|Total long-term liabilities||34,572||35,757|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Series A preferred shares - third-parties, $0.01 par value, 950,000 shares authorized (third-parties and related parties),|
426,000 shares issued to third-parties and outstanding with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of September
30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
|Series A preferred shares - related parties, $0.01 par value, 495,000 shares issued to related parties and outstanding|
with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
|Common shares, $0.10 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 47,727,772 shares and 47,220,525 shares issued|
and outstanding as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(118,488||)||(140,316||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||40,942||38,486|
|Total liabilities, Series A preferred shares and shareholders' equity||$||151,051||$||196,393|
|Reconciliation of Net (Loss) Income from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDAX from Continuing Operations (Unaudited)|
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
|For the Three Months Ended||For the Nine Months Ended|
|Sept 30, 2017||June 30, 2017||Sept 30, 2016||Sept 30, 2017||Sept 30, 2016|
|Net (loss) income from continuing operations||$||(4,353||)||$||566||$||(4,636||)||$||(19,836||)||$||(16,746||)|
|Interest and other, net||2,140||2,100||2,827||6,318||7,695|
|Current and deferred income tax expense||518||1,203||2,224||3,856||5,820|
|Exploration, abandonment, and impairment||141||2||1,531||249||2,964|
|Seismic and other exploration expense||2,966||65||3||3,046||84|
|Foreign exchange loss (gain)||48||(1,116||)||390||1,055||659|
|Share-based compensation expense||142||278||142||556||496|
|Loss (gain) on commodity derivative contracts||1,365||(676||)||187||(299||)||2,419|
|Cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts||-||32||2,729||32||4,188|
|Accretion of asset retirement obligation||49||47||97||144||285|
|Depreciation, depletion, and amortization||4,272||4,255||7,280||13,024||23,053|
|Loss on sale of TBNG||-||-||-||15,226||-|
|Net other items||-||-||64||30||582|
|Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations||$||7,288||$||6,756||$||12,838||$||23,401||$||31,499|
Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations ("Adjusted EBITDAX") is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net (loss) income from continuing operations plus interest and other net, current and deferred income tax expense, exploration, abandonment and impairment, seismic and other exploration expense, foreign exchange (gain) loss, share-based compensation expense, loss (gain) on commodity derivative contracts, cash settlements on commodity derivative contacts, accretion of asset retirement obligation, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, loss on sale of TBNG, and net other items.
The Company believes Adjusted EBITDAX assists management and investors in comparing the Company's performance on a consistent basis without regard to depreciation, depletion, and amortization and impairment of oil and natural gas properties and exploration expenses, among other items, which can vary significantly from period to period. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDAX as a financial measure to evaluate the Company's operating performance.
Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income or income from continuing operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Net income or income from continuing operations may vary materially from Adjusted EBITDAX. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in the computation of Adjusted EBITDAX.
The Company is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.
(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)
This news release contains statements concerning the drilling, completion and cost of wells, the production and sale of oil and natural gas, the marketing of joint venture transactions, the holding of an earnings conference call, and the issuance of an operations update, as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, and information about future events, conditions, results of operations, and performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.
Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, access to sufficient capital; market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities; receipt of required approvals; increases in taxes; legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities; changes in environmental and other regulations; renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflict; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; and other risks described in the Company's filings with the SEC.
The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
Note on BOE
Barrels of oil equivalent, or Boe, are derived by the Company by converting natural gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas ("Mcf") to one stock tank barrel, or 42 U.S. gallons liquid volume ("Bbl"), of oil. A Boe conversion ratio of six Mcf to one Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.
Chad D. Burkhardt
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
16803 Dallas Parkway
Addison, Texas 75001