Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) Q3 2011 Earnings Call November 08, 2011 10:00 am ET Executives Dana Coffield - Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Director and Member of Reserves Committee Martin H. Eden - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance Analysts Caio M. Carvalhal - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Jamie Somerville - TD Newcrest Capital Inc., Research Division Matthew Portillo - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., Research Division Martin P. Molyneaux - FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Research Division David Dudlyke - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division George Toriola - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division Nathan Piper - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division Unknown Analyst - Presentation Operator
Today's conference call also includes a non-GAAP measure, funds flow from operations. The press release disseminated by Gran Tierra Energy last night includes a reconciliation of this non-GAAP item with the company’s GAAP net income and loss, as well as information about why the management believes this measure is useful in evaluating the company’s performance and is available on Gran Tierra's Energy website, www.grantierra.com.All dollar amounts mentioned in today’s conference call are in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise stated. Finally, this earnings call is the property of Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. Any copying or rebroadcasting of this call is expressly forbidden without the written consent of Gran Tierra Energy. I will now turn the conference over to Dana Coffield, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gran Tierra Energy. Mr. Coffield, please go ahead. Dana Coffield Thank you, Francine. Good morning, and thank you for joining us for Gran Tierra Energy's Third Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call. With me today is Martin Eden, our Chief Financial Officer; Shane O’leary, our Chief Operating Officer is unable to join us today due to schedule conflicts. On November 7, we disseminated a press release that included detailed financial information about the quarter. In addition, Gran Tierra Energy's 2011 report on Form 10-Q for the 3 months ending September 30, 2011, has been filed on EDGAR and is available on our website at www.grantierra.com. I'm going to begin today by talking about some of the key developments for the quarter. Martin will then take a few minutes to discuss key aspects of this quarter's financial results. I will then provide an operational overview and outlook followed by closing remarks. Financially, the third quarter was highlighted by revenue and other income of $151 million, net income of $49.1 million, and funds flow from operations of $72.8 million. Cash and cash equivalents were $226.4 million and working capital was $230.5 million at the end of the quarter. As before, the company remains debt free. Operationally, the third quarter was highlighted by record quarterly production of 18,369 barrels of oil equivalent per day, a 36% increase from the year before. Approximately, 95% of this, or 17,437 barrels was light, high-quality high [ph] crude oil. Gran Tierra Energy also confirmed 2 new oil discoveries, one in Columbia and one in Argentina, plus a very important appraisal well with Moqueta-6 in Colombia, which has confirmed additional oil volume in this growing oil discovery.
Perhaps most importantly, we've expanded our strategic partnerships in South America where we have entered into agreements with Statoil and Petrobras in a joint venture to explore in the offshore of Brazil and expanded our existing partnership with CEPSA to explore additional prospective acreage in Colombia. Both of these initiatives add new, large exploration prospects to our exploration inventory with both near-term and long-term drilling opportunities. Before going into more detail, let me now turn the call over to Martin Eden to discuss the financial results. Martin?Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com