Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) is issuing guidance for the first quarter and full year 2011. The guidance, found in the table below, is expressed in ranges for the detailed components.
 
First Quarter and Full Year 2011
Guidance Estimates
(In thousands, except per production unit amounts)
   

Guidance for

1 st Quarter 2011
   

Guidance for

Full Year 2011
Estimated production volumes:
Natural gas (Bcf) 1.4 -- 1.5 5.4 – 5.7
Crude oil (Mbo) 190 – 200 850 – 1,000
Boe/d 4,700 – 5,000 4,800 – 5,300
 
Lease operating expenses:
 
Cash $ 5,000 -- $ 6,000 $21,000 -- $24,000
Non-cash -- --
Total $ 5,000 -- $ 6,000 $21,000 -- $24,000
 
General and administrative expenses:
 
Cash $ 1,800 -- $ 2,600 $ 9,000 -- $10,500
Non-cash 1,200 -- 1,400 5,000 -- 6,000
Total $ 3,000 -- $ 4,000 $14,000 -- $16,500
 
Interest expense:
 
Cash $ 3,800 -- $ 4,400 $13,600 -- $15,000
Non-cash (800) -- (900)

(2,600) -- (3,000)
Total $ 3,000 -- $ 3,500 $11,000 -- $12,000
 
Medusa Spar LLC, net of tax $ 100 -- $ 125 $ 300 -- $ 400
DD & A – per BOE $ 23.00 -- $ 24.00 $ 23.50 -- $24.50
Accretion expense $ 600 -- $ 650 $ 2,400 -- $ 2,600
Income tax rate 0% 0%
Cash income tax rate 0% 0%
 

The preceding guidance estimates contain assumptions that we believe are reasonable. These estimates are based on information that is available as of the date of this news release. We are not undertaking any obligation to update these estimates as conditions change or as additional information becomes available.

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