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Abraxas Announces Third Quarter Results

Stocks in this article: AXAS

Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ:AXAS) today reported financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and provided an operational update.

Financial and Operating Results

Including Abraxas’ equity interest in the Blue Eagle joint venture (which was dissolved on August 31, 2012), the three months ended September 30, 2012 resulted in:

  • Production of 384.3 MBoe (4,177 Boepd), up 3% over Q3 2011, of which 53% was oil or natural gas liquids.

The three months ended September 30, 2012 resulted in:

  • Production of 370.5 MBoe (4,027 Boepd), excluding Abraxas’ equity interest in Blue Eagle’s production, a 3% increase over Q2 2012;
  • Revenue of $17.2 million;
  • EBITDA (a) of $5.8 million;
  • Discretionary cash flow (a) of $5.2 million;
  • Net loss of $18.6 million, or $0.20 per share; and
  • Adjusted net loss (a) of $547,000, or $0.01 per share.
  • Debt Covenant Metrics:Working Capital 1.49:1.0 (min 1.0:1.0)Debt to EBITDA 3.31:1.0 (max 4.0:1.0)Interest Coverage 7.96:1.0 (min 2.5:1.0) (a) See reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures below.

Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $18.6 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net income of $20.1 million, or $0.22 per share, for the same period in 2011.

Adjusted net loss, excluding certain non-cash items, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $547,000 or $0.01 per share, compared to adjusted net income, excluding certain non-cash items, of $3.6 million or $0.04 per share for the same period in 2011. For the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, adjusted net income (loss) excludes the unrealized loss on derivative contracts of $5.3 million and an unrealized gain of $16.5 million respectively. Also excluded is a full cost impairment on Canadian assets of $11.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Included in adjusted net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 is the net income from our subsidiary, Raven Drilling, LLC of $1.1 million.

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