National Fuel Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Fiscal 2016 Earnings

National Fuel Gas Company ("National Fuel" or the "Company") (NYSE:NFG) today announced consolidated results for the three months and fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. National Fuel had consolidated earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, of $37.6 million or $0.44 per share, compared to the prior year's fourth quarter consolidated loss of $187.7 million or $2.22 per share. For fiscal 2016, the Company had a consolidated net loss of $291.0 million or $3.43 per share, versus a consolidated net loss of $379.4 million or $4.50 per share in fiscal 2015.

FISCAL 2016 FOURTH QUARTER SUMMARY
  • Consolidated net income of $37.6 million or $0.44 per share
  • Operating Results (earnings before items impacting comparability) of $56.6 million or $0.66 per share (non-GAAP reconciliation on page 2)
  • Impairment of oil and gas properties of $32.8 million ($19.0 million after tax)
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $170.1 million, up from $153.6 million in the prior year (non-GAAP reconciliation on page 26)
  • Net production of 39.8 Bcfe, a 6% increase from prior year, resulting in record annual net production for fiscal 2016
  • Price-related production curtailments of 6.2 Bcf in Appalachia
  • Average natural gas prices after hedging of $3.09 per Mcf, down $0.26 per Mcf from the prior year
  • Average oil prices after hedging of $60.01 per Bbl, down $6.39 per Bbl from the prior year
  • Midstream businesses Adjusted EBITDA of $67.5 million, up from $56.7 million in the prior year (non-GAAP reconciliation on page 27)

MANAGEMENT COMMENTS

Ronald J. Tanski, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel Gas Company, stated: "We are pleased to finish our 2016 fiscal year with a strong fourth quarter. Realized commodity prices that declined by more than 10% over the entire fiscal year had a negative effect on our financial performance, as did weather that was 16% warmer than normal. Nonetheless, we were able to improve on our overall results from the prior year. Our team's continued focus on cost control and operational efficiencies across the Company's entire value chain helped drive the improved results for the year.

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