Sanchez Energy Announces Third Quarter 2016 Operating And Financial Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) ("Sanchez Energy" or the "Company"), today announced operating and financial results for the third quarter 2016.  Highlights include:
  • Total production of 4.7 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMBoe"), or approximately 51,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("Boe/d"), was at the high end of Company's 50,000 to 52,000 Boe/d guidance for the third quarter 2016;
  • Average drilling and completion costs during the third quarter 2016 at Catarina and Cotulla were $3.0 million per well, with the Company's best wells coming in below $2.8 million per well in both areas; 
  • Recent development and pilot wells confirm Upper Eagle Ford extends over a larger area of Western Catarina. The Company now estimates it has over 350 Upper Eagle Ford locations with returns in excess of 50%; 
  • Most recent nine Hausser wells are outperforming type curves by 10 to 15 percent with returns greater than 85 percent at recent strip pricing;
  • Revenues of approximately $114.8 million were up approximately 3.5 percent when compared to the second quarter 2016, primarily due to improvements in realized commodity prices during the third quarter 2016;
  • Adjusted Revenue (a non-GAAP financial measure), inclusive of hedge settlements, was approximately $142.9 million during the third quarter 2016;  
  • On a GAAP basis, the Company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $70.2 million for the third quarter 2016;
  • Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) of approximately $83.8 million during the third quarter 2016 was up approximately 5 percent when compared to the prior quarter;  
  • Strong liquidity of approximately $629 million as of Sept. 30, 2016, consisting of $329 million in cash and cash equivalents and an undrawn bank credit facility with an elected commitment amount of $300 million; and
  • Additions to this strong liquidity position are anticipated during the fourth quarter 2016 as a result of the Company's previously announced transactions with Sanchez Production Partners LP (NYSE MKT:SPP) ("SPP") and Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Carrizo"), which are expected to result in cash proceeds totaling approximately $256 million.

MANAGEMENT COMMENTS"As previously reported, we achieved excellent operating results in the third quarter 2016, with process improvements and efficiency gains driving our average well cost below $3.0 million per well," said Tony Sanchez, III, Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Energy. "The combination of strong production and lower costs has allowed us to achieve positive returns on our capital program.  This is evident in our financial results, as our Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter 2016, at approximately $83.8 million, was up 5 percent over the second quarter. 

"Our strong operating and financial performance resulted in total liquidity, including availability under our undrawn credit facility, of approximately $629 million at the end of the third quarter.  Our liquidity position benefitted from the closing of the Carnero Gathering Transaction with SPP, which resulted in a cash payment during the third quarter 2016 of $37 million and the assumption by SPP of an estimated $7.4 million in remaining capital commitments.

"In October 2016, we announced the sale of the Company's 50 percent interest in Carnero Processing, LLC ("Carnero Processing") and certain non-core producing assets, to SPP for approximately $74.7 million in cash and the assumption of an estimated $32.3 million in remaining capital commitments. Carnero Processing is developing a cryogenic natural gas processing plant in La Salle County, Texas, and these transactions further strengthen the business development relationship between Sanchez Energy and SPP.  In addition, we entered into a definitive agreement in October 2016 to sell certain non-core producing assets for approximately $181 million in cash, subject to normal and customary closing adjustments. All of these transactions are expected to close before year-end and will provide capital to fund our drilling plans while creating what we believe is a key competitive advantage in today's challenging commodity price environment.

"As we begin to craft our drilling plans for next year, our development focus remains on Catarina and the Maverick area of Cotulla where results continue to exceed expectations. Recent step out wells in South Central and Northwestern Catarina have provided further definition on the extent of their fairways. Recent wells, along with a pilot drilled in North Central Catarina, have confirmed the Upper Eagle Ford is aerially extensive across the western side of Catarina. We now estimate over 350 Upper Eagle Ford locations, more than double our initial projection. Additionally, enhanced completions are being tested in the Upper and Middle Eagle Ford with promising initial results. As of Sept. 30, 2016, we had drilled 39 of our 50 well annual drilling commitment at Catarina for the period from July 2016 through June 2017. Recent wells in the Maverick area of Cotulla are outperforming type curves by 10 to 15 percent and have returns in excess of 85 percent at recent strip pricing. We anticipate allocating a larger portion of development capital to the Maverick area of Cotulla going into 2017." 

OPERATIONS UPDATE The Company's Eagle Ford development plan remains primarily focused on Catarina and the Maverick area of Cotulla.  The Company is currently running three rigs and expects to drop to two rigs during the fourth quarter 2016.  The Company tested advanced completion designs in the Upper and Middle Eagle Ford on the Western portion of Catarina during the third quarter 2016.  The initial results from these tests have been encouraging, and the Company plans to test these designs, which involve tighter cluster spacing and increased fluid and proppant loading, in other areas of the ranch. In addition, recent results in Hausser have been outperforming the Company's expectations and are expected to compete for capital as Sanchez Energy looks to formalize its 2017 capital budget.

Drilling and completion costs in the third quarter 2016 averaged approximately $3.0 million per well at both Catarina and Cotulla, with the Company's best wells coming in below $2.8 million per well in both areas.  As of Sept. 30, 2016, the Company had 676 gross (558 net) producing wells with 19 gross (17 net) wells in various stages of completion, as detailed in the following table:
         
Project Area   Gross Producing Wells   Gross Wells Waiting/ Undergoing Completion
Catarina   323   13
Marquis   103   --
Cotulla / Wycross   160   2
Palmetto   76   4
TMS / Other   14   --
Total   676   19

PRODUCTION VOLUMES, AVERAGE SALES PRICES, AND OPERATING COSTS PER BOEThe Company's production mix during the third quarter 2016 consisted of approximately 33 percent oil, 30 percent NGL, and 37 percent natural gas.  By asset area, Catarina, Marquis, Cotulla/ Wycross, and Palmetto/TMS/Other comprised approximately 80.0 percent, 4.6 percent, 12.6 percent, and 2.8 percent, respectively, of the Company's total third quarter 2016 production volumes.

Revenues of approximately $114.8 million during the third quarter 2016 were relatively flat when compared to the third quarter 2015.  Hedge settlements totaled approximately $28.1 million for the third quarter 2016.   Commodity price realizations during the third quarter 2016, including the impact of derivative instrument settlements, were $57.18 per barrel of oil, $13.81 per barrel of NGL and $3.22 per thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") of natural gas. 

Production, average sales prices, and operating costs and expenses per barrel of oil equivalent ("Boe") for the third quarter 2016 are summarized in the table that follows:

                         
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
    September 30,   September 30,
    2016       2015   2016       2015
Net Production:                        
Oil (MBbl)     1,562     1,671     4,836     5,372
Natural gas liquids (MBbl)     1,412     1,509     4,620     4,097
Natural gas (MMcf)     10,595     10,090     33,092     26,217
Total oil equivalent (MBoe)     4,741     4,862     14,971     13,839
                         
Average Sales Price Excluding Derivatives (1) :                        
Oil ($ per Bbl)   $   40.99   $   41.61   $   35.67   $   45.53
Natural gas liquids ($ per Bbl)       13.81       11.30       12.24       11.86
Natural gas ($ per Mcf)       2.95       2.77       2.31       2.79
Oil equivalent ($ per Boe)   $   24.22   $   23.56   $   20.41   $   26.47
                         
Average Sales Price Including Derivatives (2) :                        
Oil ($ per Bbl)   $   57.18   $   62.25   $   54.89   $ 61.15
Natural gas liquids ($ per Bbl)       13.81       11.30       12.24     11.86
Natural gas ($ per Mcf)       3.22       3.26       3.01     3.29
Oil equivalent ($ per Boe)   $   30.15   $   31.68   $   28.16   $ 33.48
                         
Average unit costs per Boe:                  
Oil and natural gas production expenses   $   8.23     8.30   $   8.59     7.96
Production and ad valorem taxes   $   0.83     0.62   $   0.94     1.45
General and administrative (3)   $   2.98     3.19   $   2.96     3.13
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion   $   7.94     18.34   $   8.55     21.43
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties   $   12.57     93.51   $   11.29     98.63
                         
(1) Excludes the impact of derivative instrument settlements. 
(2) Includes the impact of derivative instrument settlements. 
(3) Excludes stock based compensation. 

2016 GUIDANCEThird quarter 2016 results and updated fourth quarter and full year 2016 guidance are summarized in the table that follows: 
         
  Actuals   Guidance (1)  
  3Q 2016   4Q 2016  
  Production Volumes:        
  Oil (Bbls/d)     16,984       16,500 - 17,160  
  NGLs (Bbls/d)     15,355       15,000 - 15,600  
  Natural Gas (Mcf/d)     115,166       111,000 - 115,440  
  Barrel of Oil Equivalent (Boe/d)     51,533       50,000 - 52,000  
         
  Operating Costs & Expenses :        
  Cash Production Expense ($/Boe) (2) $   9.01       $8.75 - $9.75  
  Non-Cash Production Expense ($/Boe) $   0.78       $0.80 - $0.90  
  Production & Ad Valorem Taxes (% of O&G Revenue)     3 %     5% - 6%  
  Cash G&A ($/Boe) (3) $   2.98       $2.75 - $3.25  
  DD&A Expense ($/Boe) $   7.94          
  Interest Expense ($MM) $   31.8       $ 30    
  Preferred Dividend ($MM) (4) $   4.0       $ 4.0    
       
  (1) Assumes quarter is operated in ethane rejection        
  (2) Cash Production Expense guidance only relates to production expenses reported on the cash flow statement and does not include the effect from the deferred gain related to the Western Catarina Midstream Divestiture.   
  (3) Excludes stock based compensation.        
  (4) Paid in common equity for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016.        
         

CAPITAL EXPENDITURESCapital expenditures incurred during the third quarter 2016 related to upstream activities, including accruals, totaled approximately $80.9 million.  With respect to midstream activities, the Company incurred approximately $10.6 million of capital expenditures in the third quarter 2016 related to the Carnero Processing joint venture.    

FINANCIAL RESULTSOn a GAAP basis, the Company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $70.2 million for the third quarter 2016, which includes a non-cash after tax impairment charge of $59.6 million and a non-cash mark-to-market loss on the value of the Company's hedge portfolio of $9.5 million.

The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $83.8 million and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) of $9.4 million for the third quarter 2016, which compares to Adjusted Net Income (Loss) of ($28.4) million reported in the third quarter 2015.  Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) are non-GAAP financial measures defined in the tables included with today's news release.

HEDGING UPDATEIncluding natural gas hedges executed during the third quarter 2016, the Company's current hedge position is 18,000 barrels of oil per day ("Bbls/d") of oil and 99,153 MMBtu per day ("MMBtu/d") of natural gas in 2016, 6,000 to 7,000 Bbls/d of oil and 93,521 MMBtu/d of natural gas in 2017, 40,000 to 50,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas in 2018 and 20,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas in 2019.

LIQUIDITY AND CREDIT FACILITY The Company had liquidity of approximately $629 million as of Sept. 30, 2016, which consisted of $329 million in cash and cash equivalents and an undrawn bank credit facility with an elected commitment amount of $300 million and a borrowing base of $350 million.  The Company's elected commitment amount on the bank credit facility is expected to remain at $300 million until the next semi-annual redetermination of the borrowing base by the lenders, which is anticipated in the fourth quarter 2016.

SHARE COUNTAs of Sept. 30, 2016, the Company had 65.9 million total common shares outstanding.  Assuming all Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock and Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock were converted, total outstanding common shares as of Sept. 30, 2016 would have been 78.4 million.  For the three months ended Sept. 30, 2016, the weighted average number of unrestricted common shares used to calculate net loss attributable to common stockholders per common share, basic and diluted, which are determined in accordance with GAAP, was 59.2 million.

CONFERENCE CALLSanchez Energy will host a conference call for investors on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Interested investors can listen to the call by visiting our website (provided below) or via webcast, both live and rebroadcast, over the Internet at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/rwc28fqs/lan/en.

UPDATED INVESTOR PRESENTATIONAn updated investor presentation has been uploaded to the Investors section of the Company's website (provided below).

ABOUT SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATIONSanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast, with a current focus on the horizontal development of significant resource potential from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, where we have assembled over 200,000 net acres, and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.  For more information about Sanchez Energy Corporation, please visit our website:  www.sanchezenergycorp.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSThis press release contains, and our officers and representatives may from time to time make, 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.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Sanchez Energy expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to estimates of our future production, revenues, well cost reductions, capital expenditures for and completion of Carnero Gathering and Carnero Processing, Sanchez Energy's ability to receive future payments from SPP and the expected benefits of the transactions with SPP described in this release and the transaction with Carrizo, our strategy and plans, our view of the market, our well drilling plans, and our capital plans for the remainder of 2016 and beyond.  These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience, perception of historical trends and technical analyses, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate and reasonable by management. When used in this press release, the words "will," "potential," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "may," "should," "anticipate," "could," "plan," "predict," "project," "profile," "model," "strategy," "future," or their negatives, other similar expressions or the statements that include those words, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.

Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Sanchez Energy, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to failure of acquired assets to produce as anticipated, failure or delays on the part of our joint venture partners, failure to continue to produce oil and gas at historical rates, costs of operations, delays, and any other difficulties related to producing oil or gas, the price of oil or gas, marketing and sales of produced oil and gas, estimates made in evaluating reserves, competition, general economic conditions and the ability to manage our growth, our expectations regarding our future liquidity, our expectations regarding the results of our efforts to improve the efficiency of our operations to reduce our costs, the inability to satisfy all conditions to closing with respect to the transaction with SPP described in this release or the transaction with Carrizo (or to otherwise consummate our transaction on a timely basis, or at all) and other factors described in Sanchez Energy's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Sanchez Energy's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  Further information on such assumptions, risks and uncertainties is available in Sanchez Energy's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  Sanchez Energy's filings with the SEC are available on our website at www.sanchezenergycorp.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the events anticipated by Sanchez Energy's forward-looking statements may not occur, and, if any of such events do occur, Sanchez Energy may not have correctly anticipated the timing of their occurrence or the extent of their impact on its actual results.  Accordingly, you should not place any undue reliance on any of Sanchez Energy's forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and Sanchez Energy undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
  SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATION  
  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (unaudited)  
   (in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                           
    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended    
    September 30,   September 30,  
    2016       2015   2016       2015  
  REVENUES:                        
  Oil sales $   64,041     $     69,532     $    172,509     $     244,554    
  Natural gas liquid sales      19,511           17,055           56,535           48,602    
  Natural gas sales      31,255           27,939           76,547           73,091    
  Total revenues     114,807          114,526          305,591           366,247    
  OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:                        
  Oil and natural gas production expenses      38,997           40,345          128,609           110,166    
  Production and ad valorem taxes       3,921           3,038           14,052           20,011    
  Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion      37,651           89,167          127,959           296,541    
  Impairment of oil and natural gas properties      59,582          454,628          169,046          1,365,000    
  General and administrative (inclusive of stock-based compensation expense of $12,802 and $355, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, and $26,025 and $15,924, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015)       26,936           15,851           70,399           59,290    
  Total operating costs and expenses      167,087           603,029           510,065           1,851,008    
  Operating loss      (52,280 )        (488,503 )        (204,474 )        (1,484,761 )  
  Other income (expense):                        
  Interest income       146           65           629           249    
  Other income (expense)       7           (818 )         (196 )         (2,053 )  
  Interest expense      (31,797 )         (31,442 )         (95,225 )         (94,500 )  
  Earnings from equity investments       463         —           3,154         —    
  Net gains (losses) on commodity derivatives      18,640          103,996          (17,353 )         111,550    
  Total other income (expense)      (12,541 )         71,801          (108,991 )         15,246    
  Loss before income taxes      (64,821 )        (416,702 )        (313,465 )        (1,469,515 )  
  Income tax expense        1,441           158           1,441           7,600    
  Net loss      (66,262 )        (416,860 )        (314,906 )        (1,477,115 )  
  Less:                        
  Preferred stock dividends       (3,987 )         (3,991 )         (11,961 )         (11,973 )  
  Net income allocable to participating securities     —         —         —         —    
  Net loss attributable to common stockholders $    (70,249 )   $    (420,851 )   $    (326,867 )   $    (1,489,088 )  
                           
  Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $     (1.19 )   $     (7.33 )   $     (5.56 )   $     (26.06 )  
  Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted       59,190           57,426           58,782           57,141    
                           

  SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATION  
  CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (unaudited)  
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)  
               
    September 30,   December 31,   
    2016       2015  
  ASSETS            
  Current assets:            
  Cash and cash equivalents $     328,529     $     435,048    
  Oil and natural gas receivables       34,382           30,668    
  Joint interest billings receivables       630           1,259    
  Accounts receivable - related entities       2,235           3,697    
  Fair value of derivative instruments       29,834           172,494    
  Other current assets       15,366           23,452    
  Total current assets       410,976           666,618    
  Oil and natural gas properties, at cost, using the full cost method:            
  Proved oil and natural gas properties      3,128,200          2,914,867    
  Unproved oil and natural gas properties       271,418           253,529    
  Total oil and natural gas properties      3,399,618          3,168,396    
  Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment      (2,706,324 )        (2,412,293 )  
  Total oil and natural gas properties, net       693,294           756,103    
               
  Other assets:            
  Fair value of derivative instruments       2,741           5,789    
  Investments       53,126           49,985    
  Other assets       24,982           22,809    
  Total assets $     1,185,119     $     1,501,304    
  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
  Current liabilities:            
  Accounts payable  $     1,507     $     4,184    
  Other payables       2,225           2,004    
  Accrued liabilities:            
  Capital expenditures       40,661           51,983    
  Other       69,699           69,974    
  Deferred premium liability       8,183           24,548    
  Fair value of derivative instruments       3,727         —    
  Other current liabilities       19,856           14,813    
  Total current liabilities       145,858           167,506    
  Long term debt            
  Long term debt, net of premium, discount and debt issuance costs       1,710,634           1,705,927    
  Asset retirement obligations       28,667           25,907    
  Fair value of derivative instruments       2,293         —    
  Other liabilities       58,811           58,133    
  Total liabilities       1,946,263           1,957,473    
  Commitments and contingencies (Note 16)            
  Stockholders' equity:            
  Preferred stock ($0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized; 1,838,985 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 of 4.875% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A; 3,527,830 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 of 6.500% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B)       53          53    
  Common stock ($0.01 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized; 65,934,336 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2016 and 61,928,089 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2015      663          619    
  Additional paid-in capital       1,101,361           1,079,513    
  Accumulated deficit      (1,863,221 )        (1,536,354 )  
  Total stockholders' deficit       (761,144 )         (456,169 )  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $     1,185,119     $     1,501,304    

SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATIONNon-GAAP Reconciliation - Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is used as a supplemental financial measure by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks and others, to assess our operating performance as compared to that of other companies in our industry, without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical costs basis. It is also used to assess our ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures.  Our Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of another company because all companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner.  The following table presents a reconciliation of our net loss to Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands).

                           
      Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
      2016       2015   2016       2015
                           
  Net loss   $     (66,262 )   $     (416,860 )   $     (314,906 )   $     (1,477,115 )
  Plus:                        
  Interest expense         31,797           31,442           95,225           94,500  
  Net losses (gains) on commodity derivative contracts         (18,640 )         (103,996 )         17,353           (111,550 )
  Net settlements received on commodity derivative contracts (1)         28,120           39,488           115,998           96,981  
  Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion         37,651           89,167           127,959           296,541  
  Impairment of oil and natural gas properties         59,582           454,628           169,046           1,365,000  
  Stock-based compensation expense         12,802           355           26,025           15,924  
  Acquisition and divestiture costs included in general and administrative         1,133         —           1,555         —  
  Write off of joint venture receivable, non-recurring       —         —         —           2,251  
  Income tax expense         1,441           158           1,441           7,600  
  Less:                        
  Amortization of deferred gain on Western Catarina Midstream Divestiture         (3,703 )       —           (11,110 )       —  
  Interest income         (146 )         (65 )         (629 )         (249 )
  Adjusted EBITDA   $     83,775     $     94,317     $     227,957     $     289,883  
                           
  (1) This amount has been reduced by premiums associated with derivatives that settled during the respective periods, which may include premiums accrued but not yet paid as of the end of the quarter based on timing of cash settlement payments with counterparties. 
 

SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATIONNon-GAAP Reconciliation - Adjusted Net Income

We present adjusted net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders ("Adjusted Net Income (Loss)") in addition to our reported net income (loss) in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This information is provided because management believes exclusion of the impact of the items included in our definition of Adjusted Net Income (Loss) below will help investors compare results between periods, identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked by these items and highlight the impact that commodity price volatility has on our results.  Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is not intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor is it presented as a substitute for net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  The following table presents a reconciliation of our net income (loss) to Adjusted Net Income (Loss) (in thousands, except per share data):

                             
      Three Months Ended September 30,    Nine Months Ended September 30,   
      2016       2015   2016       2015  
  Net loss   $     (66,262 )   $     (416,860 )   $     (314,906 )   $     (1,477,115 )  
  Less: Preferred stock dividends         (3,987 )         (3,991 )         (11,961 )         (11,973 )  
  Net loss attributable to common shares and participating securities         (70,249 )         (420,851 )        (326,867 )        (1,489,088 )  
  Plus:                          
  Non-cash write off of joint venture receivables       —         —         —           2,251    
  Net losses (gains) on commodity derivatives contracts         (18,640 )         (103,996 )         17,353           (111,550 )  
  Net settlements received (paid) on commodity derivative contracts (1)         28,120           39,488          115,998           96,981    
  Impairment of oil and natural gas properties         59,582           454,628          169,046          1,365,000    
  Stock-based compensation expense         12,802           355           26,025           15,924    
  Acquisition and divestiture costs included in general and administrative         1,133         —           1,555         —    
  Amortization of deferred gain on Western Catarina Midstream Divestiture         (3,703 )       —           (11,110 )       —    
  Tax impact of adjustments to net loss (2)         365           2,020           365           12,470    
  Adjusted net income (loss)         9,410           (28,356 )         (7,635 )         (108,012 )  
  Adjusted net income (loss) allocable to participating securities (3)         (962 )       —         —         —    
  Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders   $     8,448     $     (28,356 )   $     (7,635 )   $     (108,012 )  
                             
  Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders - basic and diluted         59,190           57,426           58,782           57,141    
                             
  (1) This amount has been reduced by premiums associated with derivatives that settled during the respective periods, which may include premiums accrued but not yet paid as of the end of the quarter based on timing of cash settlement payments with counterparties.               
  (2) The tax impact is computed by utilizing the Company's effective tax rate on the adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss).              
  (3) The Company's restricted shares of common stock are participating securities.              

 

SANCHEZ ENERGY CORPORATIONNon-GAAP Reconciliation - Adjusted Revenue

We present Adjusted Revenue in addition to our reported Revenue in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The Company defines Adjusted Revenue as follows: total revenues plus cash settled derivatives. The Company believes Adjusted Revenue provides investors with helpful information with respect to the performance of the Company's operations and management uses Adjusted Revenue to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes. See the table below which reconciles Adjusted Revenue and total revenues.
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2016       2015   2016       2015
Total Rev enues $   114,807   $   114,526   $   305,591   $   366,247
Net settlements received on commodity derivative contracts (1)     28,120       39,488       115,998       96,981
Adjusted Revenue $   142,927   $   154,014   $   421,589   $   463,228
                       
(1) This amount has been reduced by premiums associated with derivatives that settled during the respective periods, which may include premiums accrued but not yet paid as of the end of the quarter based on timing of cash settlement payments with counterparties. 

 
COMPANY CONTACT:Howard J. ThillEVP & Chief Financial Officer(713) 783-8000General Inquiries:  (713) 783-8000www.sanchezenergycorp.com

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