GAAP revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 totaled $458 million (51% increase as compared to fourth quarter 2011), GAAP net cash provided from operating activities including changes in working capital reached $186 million ($1.16 per diluted share) and GAAP earnings were $53 million ($0.32 per diluted share) versus a net loss of $3 million ($0.02 loss per diluted share) in 2011. Fourth quarter results were driven by a 35% increase in production and lower unit costs.
Non-GAAP revenues for fourth quarter 2012 totaled $418 million (19% increase compared to fourth quarter 2011), cash flow from operations before changes in working capital, a non-GAAP measure, reached $248 million ($1.54 per diluted share versus average First Call consensus estimates of $1.36 per share). Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure, was $73 million ($0.46 per diluted share for the fourth quarter 2012 versus average First Call consensus estimates of $0.29 per share). Wellhead prices, after adjustment for all cash-settled hedges and derivatives, averaged $5.35 per mcfe. The Company’s total unit costs decreased by $0.36 per mcfe or 9% compared to the prior-year quarter. Direct operating expenses for the quarter were $0.38 per mcfe, a 16% decrease compared to the prior-year quarter. Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense decreased 14% to $1.46 per mcfe.
See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a definition of each of these non-GAAP financial measures and tables that reconcile each of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
During 2012, Range strengthened its balance sheet with the sale of its Ardmore Woodford and other miscellaneous properties for approximately $170 million. The sale proceeds were used to pay down the outstanding balance on its bank credit facility. At year-end 2012, following the redemption of $250 million in high-coupon 7.5% bonds, the Company had over $900 million of liquidity on its credit facility. Increasing quarterly cash flow and the proceeds from additional asset sales are expected to strengthen the balance sheet in 2013.