Swift Energy Announces: 11% Increase In Second Quarter 2012 Production To 2.92 Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent

Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) announced today earnings from continuing operations of $3.0 million for the second quarter of 2012, or $0.07 per diluted share, a decrease of 89% when compared to second quarter 2011 earnings from continuing operations of $26.7 million, or $0.61 per diluted share and a decrease of 15% when compared to earnings of $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Adjusted cash flow (cash flow before working capital changes, a non-GAAP measure - see page 7 for reconciliation to the GAAP measure) for the second quarter of 2012 decreased 31% to $72.7 million, or $1.69 per diluted share, compared to $105.5 million, or $2.47 per diluted share, for the second quarter 2011 and increased 5% when compared to adjusted cash flow of $69.1 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012.

Swift Energy produced 2.92 million barrels of oil equivalent (“MMBoe”) during the second quarter of 2012, an 11% increase over second quarter 2011 production of 2.64 MMBoe, and a 4% sequential increase compared to first quarter 2012 production of 2.80 MMBoe.

Terry Swift, CEO of Swift Energy commented, “As demonstrated by Swift Energy’s second quarter results, our focus on crude oil directed activity is becoming evident in our production volumes. In South Texas, we are drilling and completing more wells targeting crude oil, condensate and liquids rich natural gas production. Drilling times and completion efficiency are improving as we drill and complete more wells from multi-well pads, and we continue to optimize the full-scale development of our assets. We also continue to be encouraged by results in our Central Louisiana and Southeast Louisiana core areas.

“As a result of improved drilling and completion efficiencies and times in South Texas, we now expect to drill more wells than previously budgeted in South Texas this year with the same complement of rigs. The drilling results at our Lake Washington field so far this year also support maintaining our one rig drilling program through the end of 2012. This additional activity will result in higher levels of spending this year than originally projected but will increase our operational momentum as measured by daily production rate. Also as a result of additional activity, we now expect year-end reserves levels to be 15-20% higher than at year-end 2011, up from our previous expectation of a 10-15% increase. These reserve additions will primarily be crude oil and natural gas liquids, which we expect to comprise approximately 40% of 2012 year-end total reserves and greater than 50% of year-end 2012 daily production.

“In line with our previously announced 2012 South Texas operational plans, we now have only four rigs operating and expect to reduce this to three rigs by the end of the year, down from a peak of six rigs earlier this year. This reduced activity level will correspond with lower capital spending levels in South Texas through the remainder of 2012 and into 2013. Even with this reduced activity, our oil and liquids rich production will continue to grow next year due to the intensity of our 2012 activity. Currently we project that a three rig drilling program in South Texas in 2013, with no change in activity in our other areas in 2013, will support production growth in line with our long term strategic target of 7% - 12% growth next year.”

Second Quarter Revenues and Expenses

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 decreased 14% to $134.8 million from the $157.4 million generated in the second quarter of 2011. This decrease is primarily attributable to lower realized commodity prices during the 2012 period.

Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense (“DD&A”) of $21.00 per barrel of oil equivalent (“Boe”) in the second quarter of 2012 decreased slightly from $21.14 per Boe in the comparable period in 2011.

Lease operating expenses, before severance and ad valorem taxes, were $10.10 per Boe in the second quarter 2012, a slight decrease when compared to $10.11 per Boe in the same period of 2011. Decreases in lease operating expenses per Boe were driven by higher production levels during the 2012 period.

Severance and ad valorem taxes decreased to $4.18 per Boe in the second quarter 2012 from $4.69 per Boe in the second quarter of 2011 primarily due to lower prices realized per barrel of oil equivalent.

General and administrative expenses increased to $4.18 per Boe during the second quarter of 2012, up from $4.11 per Boe in the same period in 2011 as a result of increased staffing levels. Interest expense increased to $4.56 per Boe in the second quarter of 2012 compared to $3.27 per Boe for the same period in 2011 due to new long term debt that was issued during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Second Quarter Pricing

The Company realized an aggregate average price of $45.22 per Boe during the quarter, a decline from the $60.29 per Boe average price received in the second quarter of 2011.

In the second quarter of 2012, Swift Energy’s average crude oil prices decreased 4% to $108.02 per barrel from $112.09 per barrel realized in the same period in 2011. For the same periods, average natural gas prices were $2.01 per thousand cubic feet (“Mcf”), down by almost a half from the $3.93 per Mcf average price realized a year earlier. Prices for NGLs averaged $35.25 per barrel in the 2012 second quarter, a 30% decrease from second quarter 2011 NGL prices of $50.41 per barrel.

Second Quarter Drilling Activity

In the second quarter of 2012, Swift Energy drilled twenty operated development wells and participated in two non-operated development wells. In the Company’s South Texas core area, fourteen horizontal wells were drilled to the Eagle Ford shale which included: eight wells in LaSalle County and six wells in McMullen County. Three wells were drilled to the Olmos formation in McMullen County.

The Company continues to extend the length of horizontal laterals it drills in the Eagle Ford shale as drilling efficiency and well performance improves. Currently, the Company is targeting ~6,800 foot lateral lengths. Wells drilled with this approximate lateral length will accommodate up to 20 stages of hydraulic fracture stimulations.

In Swift Energy’s Southeast Louisiana core area, three wells were drilled in the Lake Washington field. In the Company’s Central Louisiana/East Texas core area, two non-operated wells targeting the Austin Chalk were drilled in the Burr Ferry field.

There are currently four operated rigs drilling in the Company’s South Texas core area and one operated barge rig drilling in its Southeast Louisiana area. Two non-operated rigs are active in the Central Louisiana/East Texas area.

Operations Update:

South Texas Operations

In the Company’s South Texas core area, fourteen operated wells were completed during the second quarter. In LaSalle County, eight Eagle Ford wells were completed. In McMullen County, five Olmos wells were completed and in Webb County, one operated Eagle Ford well was completed.

During the quarter, the Company performed its first two-well simultaneous fracture stimulation operation, or “zipper frac”, on the ARN EF 3H and 4H wells in LaSalle County. Production from these two wells was temporarily restricted by pipeline limitations while the Company tied in to a permanent sales point under a previously announced natural gas gathering and processing services agreement, which became effective during the quarter.
 

Initial Production Test Rates of South Texas Horizontal Wells

Completed in Second Quarter 2012

(Operated unless otherwise noted)
 

Well Name
   

County/Formation Target
   

Oil(Bbls/d)
   

Natural GasLiquids(Bbls/d)
   

ResidualNatural Gas(MMcf/d)
   

Barrels ofOilEquivalent
   

ChokeSetting
   

Pressure(psi)
ARN EF 1H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 268 423 3.6 1,286 20/64” 3,384
ARN EF 2H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 208 302 2.5 934 20/64” 3,441
Carden EF 6H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 96 273 3.0 869 20/64” 2,715
Alderman A 1H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 165 286 2.4 852 20/64” 2,975
Alderman Ranch EF 3H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 125 316 2.7 886 22/64” 1,819
Alderman B EF 1H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 86 479 4.0 1,239 20/64” 3,109
ARN EF 3H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 148 120 1.0 437 14/64” 3,000
ARN EF 4H LaSalle – Eagle Ford 336 162 1.4 725 14/64” 3,100
Whitehurst OL 4H McMullen – Olmos 315 149 2.2 836 16/64” 3,646
AFP OL 9H McMullen – Olmos 356 272 4.1 1,308 18/64” 4,526
SMR OL 5H McMullen – Olmos 912 252 1.6 1,437 18/64” 3,150
AFP OL 11H McMullen – Olmos 10 167 2.5 594 18/64” 3,800
AFP OL 10H McMullen – Olmos 165 152 2.3 695 18/64” 3,853
Fasken B EF 4H Webb – Eagle Ford -- -- 10.1 1,676 22/64” 5,125
 

Southeast Louisiana

In the Lake Washington field in Plaquemines Parish, LA, the Company continued its ongoing recompletion and production optimization program, performing ten recompletions and twelve production optimization projects during the quarter.

The Company completed three wells at Lake Washington during the second quarter. Initial results of these completions are detailed in the following table:

 

 

Initial Production Test Rates of Lake Washington Wells

Completed in Second Quarter 2012

(Operated unless otherwise noted)
 

Well Name
   

MeasuredDepth
   

True VerticalPay
   

Oil(Bbls/d)
   

NaturalGas(MMcf/d)
   

ChokeSetting
CM 421 8,513 249 406 0.2 18/64”
CM 422 8,573 225 654 0.1 26/64”
CM 425 5,831 159 518 0.1 30/64”
 

Another well, the CM 423, has been drilled in the third quarter. This well, drilled to a measured depth of 6,382 feet encountered 203 feet of true vertical pay, and will be completed during the third quarter.

Central Louisiana/East Texas

As previously announced, in the South Burr Ferry field in Vernon Parish, LA, the Company’s partner completed and tested the GASRS 23-1, which targeted the Austin Chalk. Initial production test rates of this well were 744 barrels of oil per day and 7.2 million cubic feet of gas per day with flowing tubing pressure of 4,100 psi on a 34/64” choke.

A second non-operated well, the GASRS 29-1, was also completed. Initial production test rates of this well were 979 barrels of oil per day and 7.5 million cubic feet of gas per day with flowing tubing pressure of 6,300 psi on a 25/64” choke.

Price Risk Management

In the third quarter to date, Swift Energy has purchased natural gas floors that will cover approximately 10% of its currently expected third quarter 2012 natural gas production at an average NYMEX strike price of $3.08 per MMBtu. The Company has also purchased natural gas floors covering approximately 15% - 20% of expected fourth quarter natural gas production 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, August 2, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss second 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 May 2 until August 9, by dialing 855-859-2056 and using Conference ID # 93232896. 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 second 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 EndedJune 30
 

Six Months EndedJune 30
2012   2011  

PercentChange
2012   2011  

PercentChange
Revenues:
Oil & Gas Sales $ 131,980 $ 159,213 (17 ) % $ 268,122 $ 303,414 (12 ) %
Other 2,777     (1,785 )   2,513     (1,908 )
Total Revenue $ 134,757 $ 157,428 (14 ) % $ 270,635 $ 301,506 (10 ) %
Income From Continuing Operations $ 3,028 $ 26,682 (89 ) % $ 6,598 $ 46,931 (86 ) %
Basic EPS – Continuing Operations $ 0.07 $ 0.62 (89 ) % $ 0.15 $ 1.09 (86 ) %
Diluted EPS – Continuing Operations $ 0.07 $ 0.61 (89 ) % $ 0.15 $ 1.08 (86 ) %
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $ 91,896 $ 125,225 (27 ) % $ 155,679 $ 186,941 (17 ) %
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities, Per Diluted Share – Continuing Operations $ 2.14 $ 2.94 (27 ) % $ 3.63 $ 4.40 (18 ) %
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes(2) (non-GAAP measure) – Continuing Operations $ 72,729 $ 105,520 (31 ) % $ 141,826 $ 184,743 (23 ) %
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes, Per Diluted Share – Continuing Operations $ 1.69 $ 2.47 (32 ) % $ 3.30 $ 4.34 (24 ) %
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (Basic) 42,862 42,436 (1 ) % 42,768 42,313 (1 ) %
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (Diluted) 42,954 42,665 (1 ) % 42,926 42,532 (1 ) %
EBITDA (non-GAAP measure) $ 80,884 $ 107,473 (25 ) % $ 162,706 $ 202,411 (20 ) %
Production (MBoe) – Continuing Operations 2.92 2.64 11 % 5.72 5.29 8 %
Realized Price ($/Boe) – Continuing Operations $ 45.22 $ 60.29 (25 ) % $ 46.90 $ 57.40 (18 ) %

(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 COMPANYRECONCILIATION OF GAAP(a) TO NON-GAAP MEASURES(Unaudited)(In Thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended          
June 30, 2012     June 30, 2011    

PercentChange
CASH FLOW RECONCILIATIONS:  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $ 91,896   $ 125,225 (27 ) %
Increases and Decreases In:
Accounts Receivable (9,308 ) (15,294 )
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (4,600 ) (4,095 )
Income Taxes Payable 198 219
Accrued Interest   (5,457 )   (535 )
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes – Continuing Operations $ 72,729 $ 105,520 (31 ) %
 
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
INCOME TO EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS:
Income from Continuing Operations $ 3,028 $

26,682

(89
) %
Provision for Income Taxes 2,087 15,190
Interest Expense, Net 13,319 8,622
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization & ARO (b)   62,450   56,979
EBITDA $ 80,884 $

107,473

(25
) %
 
Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
CASH FLOW RECONCILIATIONS:
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations $ 155,679 $

186,941

(17
) %
Increases and Decreases In:
Accounts Receivable (12,501 )

(1,682

)
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities 3,313

(983

)
Income Taxes Payable 198 217
Accrued Interest   (4,863 )   250
Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes – Continuing Operations $ 141,826 $

184,743

(23
) %
 

 

Six Months Ended
         

 

June 30, 2012
    June 30, 2011    

PercentChange
INCOME TO EBITDA RECONCILIATIONS:
Income from Continuing Operations

 

$
6,598 $ 46,931 (86 ) %
Provision for Income Taxes 4,399 27,434
Interest Expense, Net 26,784 17,010
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization & ARO (b)   124,925   111,036
EBITDA

 

$
162,706 $ 202,411 (20 ) %
 

(a)
GAAP—Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(b)
Includes accretion of asset retirement obligation
 

 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding
 
 

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANYSUMMARY BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION(Unaudited)(In Thousands)
 
 

As ofJune 30, 2012
 

As ofDecember 31, 2011
Assets:
Current Assets:
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 31,671 $ 251,696
Other Current Assets   66,122       76,455  
Total Current Assets 97,793 328,151
 
Oil and Gas Properties 4,804,422 4,428,013
Other Fixed Assets 41,062 38,832
Less-Accumulated DD&A   (2,722,546 )     (2,599,079 )
Total Properties 2,122,938 1,867,766
 
Other Assets   15,290       16,552  
$ 2,236,021     $ 2,212,469  
Liabilities:
Current Liabilities $ 212,257 $ 211,794
Long-Term Debt 719,977 719,775
Deferred Income Taxes 208,440 206,567
Asset Retirement Obligation 70,972 67,115
Other Long-term Liabilities 10,688 10,709
Stockholders’ Equity   1,013,687       996,509  
$ 2,236,021     $ 2,212,469  
 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding
 
 

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANYSUMMARY INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION(Unaudited)In Thousands Except Per Boe Amounts
 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012   Per Boe June 30, 2012   Per Boe
Revenues:
Oil & Gas Sales $ 131,980 $ 45.22 $ 268,122 $ 46.90
Other Revenue   2,777       2,513    
  134,757   46.18   270,635   47.34
Costs and Expenses:
General and Administrative, net 12,190 4.18 24,073 4.21
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization 61,288 21.00 122,651 21.45
Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) 1,162 0.40 2,274 0.40
Lease Operating Costs 29,483 10.10 58,696 10.27
Severance & Other Taxes 12,200 4.18 25,160 4.40
Interest Expense, Net   13,319   4.56   26,784   4.68
Total Costs & Expenses   129,642   44.42   259,638   45.41
Income from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes 5,115 1.75 10,997 1.92
Provision for Income Taxes 2,087 0.72 4,399 0.77
Income from Continuing Operations 3,028 1.04 6,598 1.15
Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes   --- NM   --- NM
Net Income $ 3,028 1.04 $ 6,598 1.15

 

Note: Items may not total due to rounding
 
 

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANYCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW(Unaudited)(In Thousands)
 

 
  Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012   June 30, 2011
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
Net Income $ 6,598 $ 61,209
Gain From Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes --- (14,278 )
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities -
Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization 122,651 108,737
Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO) 2,274 2,299
Deferred Income Taxes 4,399 26,077
Stock Based Compensation Expense 7,181 5,939
Other (1,277 ) (5,240 )
Change in Assets and Liabilities -
Decrease in Accounts Receivable 12,501 1,682
Increase/(Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (3,313 ) 983
Decrease in Income Taxes Payable (198 ) (217 )
Increase/(Decrease) in Accrued Interest 4,863   (250 )
Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Continuing Operations 155,679 186,941
Cash Provided by Operating Activities – Discontinued Operations ---   36  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 155,679   186,977  
 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
Additions to Property and Equipment (374,753 ) (244,798 )
Proceeds from the Sale of Property and Equipment 284   51  
Cash Used in Investing Activities – Continuing Operations (374,469 ) (244,747 )
Cash Provided by Investing Activities – Discontinued Operations ---   5,000  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (374,469 ) (239,747 )
 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
Net Proceeds From Issuance of Common Stock 1,451 1,990
Purchase of Treasury Shares (2,686 ) (3,289 )
Cash Used in Financing Activities – Continuing Operations (1,235 ) (1,299 )
Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities – Discontinued Operations ---   ---  
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (1,235 ) (1,299 )
Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents (220,025 ) (54,069 )
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the Beginning of the Period 251,696 86,367
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the End of the Period $ 31,671 $ 32,298
 
 

SWIFT ENERGY COMPANYOPERATIONAL INFORMATIONQUARTERLY COMPARISON -- SEQUENTIAL & YEAR-OVER-YEAR(Unaudited)
 

 
  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended

June 30,2012
 

Mar. 31,2012

PercentChange

June 30,2011
 

PercentChange
Production :
Oil & Natural Gas Equivalent (MBoe) 2,918 2,799 4 % 2,641 11 %
Natural Gas (Bcf) 9.50 9.24 3 % 7.87 21 %
Crude Oil (MBbl) 905 884 2 % 994 (9 ) %
NGL (MBbl) 430 376 14 % 335 28 %
 
Average Prices:
Combined Oil & Natural Gas ($/Boe) $ 45.22 $ 48.64 (7 ) % $ 60.29 (25 ) %
Natural Gas ($/Mcf) $ 2.01 $ 2.18 (8 ) % $ 3.93 (49 ) %
Crude Oil ($/Bbl) $ 108.02 $ 111.99 (4 ) % $ 112.09 (4 ) %
NGL ($/Bbl) $ 35.25 $ 45.30 (22 ) % $ 50.41 (30 ) %
 
     
SWIFT ENERGY COMPANY
THIRD QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2012
GUIDANCE ESTIMATES
 
  Actual   Guidance Guidance
For Second For Third For Full
Quarter Quarter 2012 Year 2012
2012
   
Production Volumes (MMBoe) 2.92 3.00 - 3.20 12.0 - 12.6
 
Production Mix:
Natural Gas (Bcf) 9.50 8.75 - 9.33 36.2 - 37.9
Crude Oil (MMBbl) 0.91 1.06 - 1.13 4.12 - 4.34
Natural Gas Liquids (MMBbl) 0.43 0.49 - 0.52 1.85 - 1.95
Product Pricing (Note 1):
Natural Gas (per Mcf)
NYMEX Differential (Note 2) $ (0.20 ) ($0.25) - ($0.50) ($0.25) - ($0.50)
Crude Oil (per Bbl)
NYMEX differential (Note 3) $ 14.67 $7.00 - $10.00 $7.00 - $10.00
NGL (per Bbl)
Percent of NYMEX Crude 38 % 30% - 40% 35% - 45%
Oil & Gas Production Costs:
Lease Operating Costs (per Boe) $ 10.10 $8.85 - $9.50 $9.15 - $9.60
Severance & Ad Valorem Taxes (as % of Revenue dollars) 9.1 % 8.5% - 9.5% 8.5% - 9.5%
Other Costs:
G&A per Boe $ 4.18 $4.00 - $4.30 $3.95 - $4.15
Interest Expense per Boe $ 4.56 $4.20 - $4.50 $4.35 - $4.60
DD&A per Boe $ 21.00 $20.75 - $21.00 $20.75 - $21.00
Supplemental Information:
Capital Expenditures (in Thousands)
Operations $ 187,067 $150,000 - $159,400 $637,000 - $658,000
Capitalized G&G (Note 4) $ 7,714 $8,000 - $8,300 $30,000 - $32,000
Capitalized Interest $ 2,016 $2,000 - $2,300 $8,000 - $10,000
Total Capital Expenditures $ 196,797 $160,000 - $170,000 $675,000 - $700,000
 
Basic Weighted Average Shares 42,862 42,800 - 43,000 42,800 - 43,100
Diluted Computation:
Weighted Average Shares 42,954 43,000 - 43,200 43,000 - 43,200
 
Effective Tax Rate 40.8 % 39.0% - 42.0% 39.0% - 41.0%
Deferred Tax Percentage 100 % 98% - 99% 98% - 99%
 
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.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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