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Recovery Energy Reports Second Quarter Financial Results And Provides Operations Update

Production volumes on a BOE basis decreased 23% from 68,186 BOE during the first half of 2010 to 52,411 BOE during the first half of 2011. This decrease is primarily attributable to natural declines related to existing production. The decrease in production volume was partially offset by increased prices during the first half of 2011 versus the first half of 2010 with oil price realization increasing by 19% to $79.54 per BOE for the first half of 2011, compared to $70.11 per BOE for the same period in 2010. This increase in price realization during 2011 was partially offset by a realized loss on hedges of approximately $332,000 compared to a realized hedge gain of approximately $273,000 for the same period in 2010. The decrease in oil production was also offset by an increase in production of natural gas. Natural gas production increased from zero during to the six months ended June 30, 2010 to 56,650 Mcf during the same period in 2011.

About Recovery Energy, Inc.

Recovery Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: RECV) is a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin where it holds 155,000 gross, 137,000 net acres, and where management has more than 80 years’ experience. Recovery Energy’s primary focus is on growing revenue, cash-flow and reserves through its conventional drilling program on low-risk, low-cost, in-field targets, as well as through an unconventional drilling program targeting the various prospective oil shale horizons on its land. In addition to being prospective for the Niobrara oil shale formation, the Company’s asset base is comprised of current production and reserves from the “J” sand along with extensive leasehold prospective for other hydrocarbon-bearing formations such as the Pierre Shale, Codell, Greenhorn and Paleozoic horizons. For more information, please visit:

This press release may include “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including statements, without limitation, regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things the Company's: (1) proposed exploration and drilling operations, (2) expected production and revenue, and (3) estimates regarding the reserve potential of its properties. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) the Company’s ability to finance its the continued exploration and drilling operations, (2) positive confirmation of the reserves, production and operating expenses associated with the Company's properties; and (3) the general risks associated with oil and gas exploration and development, including those risks and factors described from time to time in the Company’s reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.





June 30, December 31,
2011 2010
Current Assets
Cash $ 2,325,155 $ 5,528,744
Restricted cash 1,140,488 1,150,541
Accounts receivable 3,710,824 857,554
Prepaid assets   120,162   27,772
Total current assets   7,296,629   7,564,611
Oil and gas properties (full cost method), at cost:
Undeveloped properties 49,122,917 33,605,594
Developed properties 29,697,866 26,307,975
Wells in progress   1,432,428   1,219,397
Total oil and gas properties 80,253,211 61,132,966
Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization   (7,109,784 )   (5,008,606 )
Net oil and gas properties   73,143,427   56,124,360
Other assets
Office equipment, net 62,421 56,236
Prepaid advisory fees 776,804 979,449
Deferred financing costs, net 3,731,149 3,211,566
Restricted cash and deposits   185,867   185,707
Total other assets   4,756,241   4,432,958
TOTAL ASSETS $ 85,196,297 $ 68,121,929




June 30, December 31,
2011 2010
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $ 4,275,883 $ 968,295
Commodity price derivative liability 176,052 398,840
Related party payable 14,563 11,638
Accrued expenses 1,521,761 1,540,592
Short term note payable   555,734   208,881
Total current liabilities   6,543,993   3,128,246
Asset retirement obligation 589,700 507,280
Term note payable 19,664,942 20,229,801
Convertible notes payable, net of discount 4,118,897 -
Convertible notes conversion derivative liability   3,520,755   -
Total long term liabilities   27,894,294   20,737,081
Total liabilities   34,438,287   23,865,327
Common Stock Subject to Redemption Rights, $0.0001 par value; 0 and 42,500 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively - 86,258
Shareholders’ Equity

Common stock, $0.0001 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 62,621,758 and 57,814,369 shares issued and outstanding (excluding 0 and 42,500 shares subject to redemption) as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively

6,262 5,781
Additional paid in capital 108,908,230 93,814,977
Accumulated deficit   (58,156,482 )   (49,650,414 )
Total shareholders' equity   50,758,010   44,170,344




Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Oil sales $ 2,081,809 $ 4,157,757 $ 3,883,623 $ 4,780,352
Gas sales 176,528 - 285,357 -
Operating fees 16,682 1,688 24,910 2,813
Realized gain (loss) on commodity price derivatives (164,290 ) 272,829 (331,574 ) 272,829
Unrealized gains on commodity price derivatives   700,700   762,575   222,788   629,206
Total Revenues   2,811,429   5,194,849   4,085,104   5,685,200
Costs and expenses
Production costs 322,308 224,111 769,293 345,988
Production taxes 237,055 485,424 439,354 520,911
General and administrative 5,256,182 3,068,698 6,856,776 5,412,019
Depreciation, depletion and amortization   1,065,425   2,209,496   2,141,355   2,441,413
Total costs and expenses   6,880,970   5,987,729   10,206,778   8,720,331
Loss from operations (4,069,541 ) (792,880 ) (6,121,674 ) (3,035,131 )
Unrealized gain on Lock-up - 8,858 1,115 24,067
Convertible notes conversion derivative gain 1,601,037 - 1,601,037 -
Interest expense   (2,294,377 )   (2,412,757 )   (3,986,546 )   (3,006,428 )
Net Loss $ (4,762,881 ) $ (3,196,779 ) $ (8,506,068 ) $ (6,017,492 )
Net loss per common share
Basic and diluted $ (0.08 ) $ (0.13 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (0.32 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted   62,541,384   25,451,688   60,769,555   18,619,320




Six Months Ended

June 30,

2011         2010
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (8,506,068 ) $ (6,017,492 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Amortization of stock issued for services 251,412 66,363
Share based compensation 4,675,332 2,781,467
Change in fair value of commodity price derivatives (222,788 ) (629,206 )
Change in fair value of convertible notes conversion derivative (1,601,037 ) -
Compensation expense recognized for assignment of overrides - 1,578,080
Amortization of deferred financing costs 2,203,725 2,022,974
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 2,141,355 2,441,413
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (2,853,269 ) (1,467,821 )
Other assets (59,158 ) 12,457
Accounts payable 3,297,906 395,628
Restricted cash 10,053 (163,618 )
Related party payable 12,606 38,914
Accrued expenses   (18,830)   658,933
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (668,761)   1,718,092
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions of producing properties and equipment (net of purchase price adjustments) - (21,102,540 )
Acquisition of undeveloped properties (9,008,928 ) (24,352,980 )
Drilling capital expenditures (3,541,453 ) (402,944 )
Proceeds from sale of drilling rigs - 100,000
Additions of office equipment (25,411 ) (1,688 )
Investment in operating bonds   (160 )   (75,400 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (12,575,952 )   (45,835,552 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from sale of common stock, units and exercise of warrants 2,129,801 22,911,727
Proceeds from debt 8,000,000 28,500,000
Net change in debt   (88,677 )   (5,247,505 )
Net cash provided by financing activities   10,041,124   46,164,222
Change in cash and cash equivalents (3,203,589 ) 2,046,762
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   5,528,744   108,400


"EBITDAX" means, for any defined period, the sum of net income for the period plus the following expenses, charges or income, in each case, to the extent deducted from or added to net income in the period: interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization, accretion, unrealized losses from financial derivatives, share based compensation, and other similar non-cash charges, minus all non-cash income (without limitation) income from unrealized financial derivatives, added to net income. EBITDAX is used as a financial measure by Recovery Energy's management team and by other users of its financial statements to analyze such things as:

  • Recovery Energy's operating performance and return on capital in comparison to those of other companies in its industry, without regard to financial or capital structure;
  • The financial performance of the company's assets and valuation of the entity, without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;
  • Recovery Energy's ability to generate cash sufficient to pay interest costs, support its indebtedness; and
  • The viability of acquisitions and capital expenditure projects and the overall rates or return on alternative investment opportunities

EBITDAX is not a calculation based on GAAP financial measures and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss) in measuring the company's performance, nor used as an exclusive measure of cash flow, because it does not consider the impact of working capital growth, capital expenditures, debt principal reductions, and other sources and uses of cash, which are disclosed in the company's statements of cash flows.

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