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Swift Energy Announces: 13% Increase In Third Quarter 2012 Production To 2.87 Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent

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A second non-operated well, the GASRS 34-1, was also completed. Initial production test rates of this well were 840 barrels of oil per day and 5.1 million cubic feet of gas per day with flowing tubing pressure of 2,520 psi on a 30/64” choke.

In South Bearhead Creek, the Company has determined that its Wilcox position is prospective for horizontal drilling and has plans for a horizontal Wilcox test in the first half of 2013.

Increase in Borrowing Base

After a regularly scheduled semi-annual review, Swift Energy’s bank group increased the Company’s borrowing base under its revolving credit facility to $450 million from the previous borrowing base amount of $330 million, which was recently automatically decreased from $375 million after the early October issuance of the additional $150 million of senior notes due 2022. The Company had previously maintained a commitment amount of $300 million but increased this to $450 million with this recent review. The maturity of the credit facility was also extended to November 1, 2017 from May 12, 2016. There are currently no borrowings outstanding.

Price Risk Management

In the fourth quarter to date, Swift Energy has purchased gas floors covering approximately 20% - 25% of expected fourth quarter natural gas production at an average NYMEX strike price of $2.94 per MMBtu. On an ongoing basis, details of Swift Energy’s complete price risk management activities can be found on the Company’s website ( www.swiftenergy.com).

Earnings Conference Call

Swift Energy will conduct a live conference call today, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss third quarter 2012 financial results. To participate in this conference call, dial 973-339-3086 five to ten minutes before the scheduled start time and indicate your intention to participate in the Swift Energy conference call. A digital replay of the call will be available later on November 1 until November 8, by dialing 855-859-2056 and using Conference ID # 31901337. Additionally, the conference call will be available over the Internet by accessing the Company’s website at www.swiftenergy.com and by clicking on the event hyperlink. This webcast will be available online and archived at the Company’s website.

About Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements contained herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including targets for 2012 production and reserves growth, estimates of 2012 capital expenditures and guidance estimates for the fourth quarter of 2012 and full-year 2012. These statements are based upon assumptions that are subject to change and to risks, especially the uncertainty and costs of finding, replacing, developing and acquiring reserves, availability and cost of capital, labor, services, supplies and facility capacity, availability of transportation hurricanes or tropical storms disrupting operations, and, volatility in oil or gas prices, uncertainty and costs of finding, replacing, developing or acquiring reserves, and disruption of operations Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business are set forth in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Estimates of future financial or operating performance provided by the Company are based on existing market conditions and engineering and geologic information available at this time. Actual financial and operating performance may be higher or lower. Future performance is dependent upon oil and gas prices, exploratory and development drilling results, engineering and geologic information and changes in market conditions.

       

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANYSUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATIONFROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands Except Per Share and Price Amounts)

 
Three Months Ended

September 30

Nine Months Ended

September 30

2012     2011    

Percent

Change

2012     2011    

Percent

Change

Revenues:
Oil & Gas Sales $127,946 $143,123 (11)% $396,068 $446,537 (11)%
Other 804 (591) 3,317 (2,499)
Total Revenue $128,750 $142,532 (10)% $399,385 $444,038 (10)%
Income From Continuing Operations $3,122 $17,007 (82)% $9,720 $63,938 (85)%
Basic EPS – Continuing Operations $0.07 $0.39 (82)% $0.22 $1.48 (85)%
Diluted EPS – Continuing Operations $0.07 $0.39 (82)% $0.22 $1.47 (85)%
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $68,005 $101,573 (33)% $223,684 $288,514 (22)%
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities, Per Diluted Share – Continuing Operations $1.58 $2.38 (34)% $5.21 $6.77 (23)%
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes (2) (non-GAAP measure) – Continuing Operations $71,215 $90,021 (21)% $213,041 $274,764 (23)%
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes, Per Diluted Share – Continuing Operations $1.66 $2.11 (21)% $4.96 $6.45 (23)%
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (Basic) 42,901 42,470 (1)% 42,812 42,365 (1)%
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 42,971 42,678 (1)% 42,945 42,619 (1)%
EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $79,484 $91,421 (13)% $242,190 $293,832 (18)%
Production (MBoe) – Continuing Operations 2.87 2.54 13% 8.59 7.83 10%
Realized Price ($/Boe) – Continuing Operations $44.51 $56.31 (21)% $46.10 $57.04 (19)%
 

(1)

The production, revenue, expense, cash flow and income information reported are the results of continuing operations of Swift Energy.

(2)

See reconciliation on page 7. Management believes that the non-GAAP measures EBITDA and cash flow before working capital changes are useful information to investors because they are widely used by professional research analysts in the valuation, comparison, rating and investment recommendations of companies within the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Many investors use the published research of these analysts in making their investment decisions.

 
       

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP (a) TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

 
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2012     September 30, 2011

Percent

Change

CASH FLOW RECONCILIATIONS:
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $68,005 $101,573 (33)%
Increases and Decreases In:
Accounts Receivable (1,884) (5,012)
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (262) (7,094)
Income Taxes Payable 50 17
Accrued Interest 5,306 537
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes – Continuing Operations $71,215 $90,021 (21)%
 
INCOME TO EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS:
 
Income from Continuing Operations

$3,122

$17,007 (82)%
Provision for Income Taxes 2,422 10,388
Interest Expense, Net 13,762 8,439
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization & ARO (b) 60,178 55,587
EBITDA $79,484 $91,421 (13)%
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2012 September 30, 2011
CASH FLOW RECONCILIATIONS:
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $223,684 $288,514 (22)%
Increases and Decreases In:
Accounts Receivable (14,385) (6,694)
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities 3,051 (8,077)
Income Taxes Payable 248 234
Accrued Interest 443 787
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes – Continuing Operations $213,041   $274,764   (23)%
 
INCOME TO EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS:            
Income from Continuing Operations $9,720 $63,938 (85)%
Provision for Income Taxes 6,821 37,822
Interest Expense, Net 40,546 25,449
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization & ARO (b) 185,103 166,623
EBITDA $242,190 $293,832 (18)%
 

(a)

GAAP—Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(b)

Includes accretion of asset retirement obligation

 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding

 

       

 

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

SUMMARY BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

 
As of

September 30, 2012

As of

December 31, 2011

Assets:
Current Assets:
Cash and Cash Equivalents $1,650 $251,696
Other Current Assets 60,731 76,455
Total Current Assets 62,381 328,151
 
Oil and Gas Properties 5,004,971 4,428,013
Other Fixed Assets 41,297 38,832
Less-Accumulated DD&A (2,781,965) (2,599,079)
Total Properties 2,264,303 1,867,766
 
Other Assets 14,803 16,552
$2,341,487 $2,212,469
Liabilities:
Current Liabilities $196,531 $211,794
Long-Term Debt 822,721 719,775
Deferred Income Taxes 212,876 206,567
Asset Retirement Obligation 77,204 67,115
Other Long-term Liabilities 10,795 10,709
Stockholders’ Equity 1,021,360 996,509
$2,341,487 $2,212,469
 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding

 
       

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

SUMMARY INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

In Thousands Except Per Boe Amounts

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2012     Per Boe September 30, 2012     Per Boe
Revenues:
Oil & Gas Sales $127,946 $44.51 $396,068 $46.10
Other Revenue 804   3,317  
128,750 44.79 399,385 46.48
Costs and Expenses:
General and Administrative, net 11,952 4.16 36,025 4.19
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization 58,987 20.52 181,638 21.14
Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) 1,191 0.41 3,465 0.40
Lease Operating Costs 26,634 9.26 85,330 9.93
Severance & Other Taxes 10,680 3.72 35,840 4.17
Interest Expense, Net 13,762 4.79 40,546 4.72
Total Costs & Expenses 123,206 42.86 382,844 44.56
Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes 5,544 1.93 16,541 1.93
Provision for Income Taxes 2,422 0.84 6,821 0.79
Income from Continuing Operations 3,122 1.09 9,720 1.13
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes --- NM --- NM
Net Income $3,122 $1.09 $9,720 $1.13
 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding

 
   

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

 
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2012     September 30, 2011
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
Net Income $9,720 $78,185
Gain From Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes --- (14,247)
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities -
Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization 181,638 163,141
Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) 3,465 3,482
Deferred Income Taxes 8,239 36,332
Stock Based Compensation Expense 10,562 9,281
Other (583) (1,410)
Change in Assets and Liabilities -
Decrease in Accounts Receivable 14,385 6,694
Increase/(Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (3,051) 8,077
Decrease in Income Taxes Payable (248) (234)
Decrease in Accrued Interest (443) (787)
Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations 223,684 288,514
Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Discontinued Operations --- 5
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 223,684 288,519
 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
Additions to Property and Equipment (575,711) (368,754)
Proceeds from the Sale of Property and Equipment 523 6,084
Cash Used in Investing Activities – Continuing Operations (575,188) (362,670)
Cash Provided by Investing Activities – Discontinued Operations --- 5,000
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (575,188) (357,670)
 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
Net Proceeds From Bank Borrowings 102,640 ---
Net Proceeds From Issuance of Common Stock 1,599 2,102
Purchase of Treasury Shares (2,781) (3,319)
Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities – Continuing Operations 101,458 (1,217)
Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities – Discontinued Operations --- ---
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities 101,458 (1,217)
Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents (250,046) (70,368)
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period 251,696 86,367
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period $1,650 $15,999
     

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

QUARTERLY COMPARISON -- SEQUENTIAL & YEAR-OVER-YEAR

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended

Three Months

Ended

September 30,

2011

September 30,

2012

  June 30,

2012

Percent

Change

Percent

Change

Production :
Oil & Natural Gas Equivalent (MBoe) 2,875 2,918 (1)% 2,542 13%
Natural Gas (Bcf) 8.96 9.50 (6)% 8.15 10%
Crude Oil (MBbl) 870 905 (4)% 937 (7)%
NGL (MBbl) 512 430 19% 247 107%
 
Average Prices:
Combined Oil & Natural Gas ($/Boe) $44.51 $45.22 (2)% $56.31 (21)%
Natural Gas ($/Mcf) $2.52 $2.01 26% $3.68 (32)%
Crude Oil ($/Bbl) $102.73 $108.02 (5)% $105.55 (3)%
NGL ($/Bbl) $31.29 $35.25 (11)% $57.76 (46)%
             

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2012

GUIDANCE ESTIMATES

 
Actual

For Third

Quarter 2012

Guidance

For Fourth

Quarter 2012

Guidance

For Full

Year 2012

Production Volumes (MMBoe) 2.87 3.02   -   3.14 11.6   -   11.7
 
Production Mix:
Natural Gas (Bcf) 8.96 7.86 - 8.18 35.6 - 35.9
Crude Oil (MMBbl) 0.87 1.20 - 1.25 3.86 - 3.91
Natural Gas Liquids (MMBbl) 0.51 0.51 - 0.53 1.82 - 1.85
Product Pricing (Note 1):
Natural Gas (per Mcf)
NYMEX Differential (Note 2) ($0.37) ($0.25) - ($0.50) ($0.25) - ($0.50)
Crude Oil (per Bbl)
NYMEX differential (Note 3) $9.38 $7.00 - $10.00 $7.00 - $10.00
NGL (per Bbl)
Percent of NYMEX Crude 34% 30% - 40% 35% - 45%
Oil & Gas Production Costs:
Lease Operating Costs (per Boe) $9.26 $9.15 - $9.50 $9.55 - $9.80
Severance & Ad Valorem Taxes (as % of Revenue dollars) 8.3% 8.5% - 9.5% 8.5% - 9.5%
Other Costs:
G&A per Boe $4.16 $3.75 - $4.00 $4.00 - $4.15
Interest Expense per Boe $4.79 $5.15 - $5.40 $4.70 - $4.90
DD&A per Boe $20.52 $20.00 - $20.25 $20.75 - $21.00
Supplemental Information:
Capital Expenditures (in Thousands)
Operations $191,178 $105,500 - $120,000 $657,000 - $668,000
Capitalized G&G (Note 4) $7,639 $8,000 - $8,300 $30,000 - $32,000
Capitalized Interest $1,967 $2,000 - $2,300 $8,000 - $10,000
Total Capital Expenditures $200,784 $115,500 - $130,500 $695,000 - $710,000
 
Basic Weighted Average Shares 42,901 42,800 - 43,000 42,800 - 43,100
 
Diluted Weighted Average Shares 42,971 42,900 - 43,200 42,900 - 43,200
 
Effective Tax Rate 43.7% 39.0% - 43.0% 39.0% - 42.0%
Deferred Tax Percentage 100% 100% 100%
Note 1:      

Swift Energy maintains all its current price risk management instruments (hedge positions) on its Hedge Activity page on the Swift Energy website ( www.swiftenergy.com).

Note 2: Average of monthly closing Henry Hub NYMEX futures price for the respective contract months, included in the period, which best benchmarks the 30-day price received for natural gas sales.
Note 3: Average of daily WTI NYMEX futures price during the calendar period reflected, which best benchmarks the daily price received for the majority of crude oil sales.
Note 4: Does not include capitalized acquisition costs, incorporated in acquisitions when occurred.




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