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Newfield Exploration Reports Results for Third Quarter 2016
- 3Q16 net production was 15.2 MMBOE, or 0.8 MMBOE above its guidance mid-point
- 3Q16 Anadarko Basin average net production reached a record 93,400 BOEPD
- 3Q16 domestic lease operating expense per BOE was down more than 20% year-over-year
- Company increases its 2016 production outlook
- Company to add rigs in Anadarko Basin in late 2016, moves full-year capital investment plan to $750 million

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today reported its third quarter 2016 unaudited financial and operating results. Additional operational details can be found in the Company's @NFX publication, located on its website.

Newfield plans to host a conference call at 10 a.m. CDT on November 2, 2016. To listen to the call, please visit Newfield's website at http://www.newfield.com. To participate in the call, dial 785-830-1926 and provide conference code 6637930 about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

"Our teams are delivering on our strategic objectives for 2016," said Newfield Chairman Lee K. Boothby. "Including today, we raised production guidance each quarter throughout the year and we expect to beat our original 2016 production guidance (excluding acquisitions) by approximately 3.5 MMBOE, or 7% over our beginning of the year forecast.

"We high-graded our portfolio during the year by selling non-strategic assets in Texas and acquiring additional core acreage in STACK, and we have successfully reduced costs and improved margins across the Company. Today, Newfield has a strong balance sheet, cash on hand and advantaged assets ready for rapid acceleration. We are planning to add additional rigs to our Anadarko Basin drilling program as we enter 2017. Our heightened activity levels can quickly be adjusted if commodity prices weaken moving into next year."

Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Production Summary

For the third quarter, the Company recorded net income of $48 million, or $0.24 per share (all per share amounts are on a diluted basis). Adjusted net income for the third quarter was $89 million, or $0.45 per share after adjustment for the items below:

  • a legal settlement charge of $18 million, or $0.08 per share;
  • unrealized derivative losses of $11 million, or $0.05 per share; and
  • organizational restructuring and severance costs of $16 million, or $0.08 per share.

Revenues for the third quarter were $392 million. Net cash provided by operating activities was $209 million. Discretionary cash flow from operations was $183 million.

Newfield's total net production in the third quarter of 2016 was 15.2 MMBOE, comprised of 42% oil, 19% natural gas liquids and 39% natural gas. Domestic production in the third quarter was 14.3 MMBOE.

2016 Production Guidance and Capital Investments

Newfield again increased expectations for its 2016 production. The increase is related primarily to stronger performance year-to-date from existing assets. Domestic net production is now expected to be 53.7 – 54.1 MMBOE and total Company net production guidance was raised to 58.8 – 59.2 MMBOE (previous forecasts included 1.1 MMBOE in the fourth quarter of 2016 for recently sold Eagle Ford and South Texas assets). See table in @NFX for additional production detail.

The Company's 2016 capital investments are now expected to be approximately $750 million, or the upper end of its previous $700$750 million capital investment range (excludes capitalized interest and direct internal costs; excludes acquisitions). The increase to the upper end of our previous range reflects the planned addition of drilling rigs in the Anadarko Basin in late 2016.


2016e Production, Cost and Expense Guidance









   Domestic


   China


Total


Production:







  Oil (Mmbls)

20.8 – 21.0


5.1


25.9 – 26.1


  NGLs (Mmbls)

10.6 – 10.7



10.6 – 10.7


  Natural gas (Bcf)

134 – 135 



134 – 135


Total (Mmboe)

53.7 – 54.1


5.1


58.8 – 59.2









Expenses ($ mm)1







  LOE2

$207


$53


$260


  Transportation3

271



271


  Production & other taxes

45


1


46









  General & administrative (G&A), net4

$176


$7


$183


  Interest expense, gross

154



154









Capitalized interest and direct internal costs

($120)



($120)


Effective Tax rate5

0%


(52%)


(1%)



Note:

1

Cost and expenses are expected to be within 5% of the estimates above

2

Total LOE includes recurring, major expense and non E&P operating expenses

3

Estimated transportation / processing fees include ~$54MM Arkoma unused firm gas transportation and ~$16MM Uinta oil and gas delivery shortfall fees

4

2016e Net G&A excludes an estimated ~$33MM associated with announced restructuring

5

The effective tax rate reflects the impact of future valuation allowance changes related to deferred tax assets

 

4Q16e Production, Cost and Expense Guidance









    Domestic


  China


Total


Production:







  Oil (Mmbls)

4.7 – 4.9


0.9


5.6 – 5.9


  NGLs (Mmbls)

2.4 – 2.5



2.4 – 2.5


  Natural gas (Bcf)

 30 – 31



30 – 31


Total (Mmboe)

12.2 – 12.6


0.9


13.1 – 13.5









Expenses ($ mm)1







  LOE2

$45


$13


$58


  Transportation3

71



71


  Production & other taxes

12



12









  General & administrative (G&A), net3

$41


$2


$43


  Interest expense, gross

37



37









Capitalized interest and direct internal costs

($31)



($31)


Effective Tax rate5

5%


21%


8%



Note:

1

Cost and expenses are expected to be within 5% of the estimates above

2

Total LOE includes recurring, major expense and non E&P operating expenses

3

Estimated transportation / processing fees include ~$13MM Arkoma unused firm gas transportation and ~$9MM Uinta oil and gas delivery shortfall fees

4

4Q16e Net G&A excludes an estimated ~$5MM associated with announced restructuring

5

The effective tax rate reflects the impact of future valuation allowance changes related to deferred tax assets

 

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. We are focused on U.S. resource plays and our principal areas of operation include the Mid-Continent and the Rocky Mountains. We also have offshore oil developments in China.

This news release contains 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 words "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "project," "target," "goal," "plan," "should," "will," "predict," "guidance," "potential" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Other than historical facts included in this news release, all information and statements, including but not limited to information regarding planned capital expenditures, estimated reserves, estimated production targets, estimated expenses, drilling and development plans, the timing of production, planned capital expenditures, and other plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Although, as of the date of this news release, Newfield believes that these expectations are reasonable, this information is based upon assumptions and anticipated results that are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks. Actual results may vary significantly from those anticipated due to many factors, including but not limited to commodity prices, drilling results, our liquidity and the availability of capital resources, operating risks, industry conditions, China and U.S. federal and state governmental regulations, financial counterparty risks, the prices of goods and services, the availability of drilling rigs and other support services, our ability to monetize assets and repay or refinance our existing indebtedness, labor conditions, severe weather conditions, and other operating risks. Please see Newfield's 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for a discussion of other factors that may cause actual results to vary. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed herein or in Newfield's SEC filings could also have material adverse effects on actual results. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Unless legally required, Newfield undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For additional information, please contact Newfield's Investor Relations department.
Phone: 281-210-5321
Email: IR@newfield.com


3Q16 Actual

3Q16 Actual Results

Domestic


China


Total







Production/Liftings(1)






Crude oil and condensate (MMBbls)

5.5



0.9



6.4


Natural gas (Bcf)

35.6





35.6


NGLs (MMBbls)

2.9





2.9


Total (MMBOE)

14.3



0.9



15.2








 Average Realized Prices(2)(3)






Crude oil and condensate (per Bbl)

$

47.20



$

41.33



$

46.34


Natural gas (per Mcf)

2.38





2.38


NGLs (per Bbl)

18.53





18.53


Crude oil equivalent (per BOE)

$

27.91



$

41.33



$

28.74








Operating Expenses:(3)






Lease operating (in millions)






Recurring

$

44



$

10



$

54


Major (workovers, etc.)

$

6



$



$

6








Lease operating (per BOE)






Recurring

$

3.11



$

11.02



$

3.60


Major (workovers, etc.)

$

0.46



$

0.28



$

0.45








Transportation and processing (in millions)

$

71



$



$

71


per BOE

$

5.04



$



$

4.72








Production and other taxes (in millions)

$

12



$

1



$

13


per BOE

$

0.89



$

0.15



$

0.85








General and administrative (G&A), net (in millions)

$

63



$

2



$

65


per BOE

$

4.49



$

1.81



$

4.32








Capitalized direct internal costs (in millions)





$

(17)


per BOE





$

(1.14)








Other operating expenses (income), net (in millions)





$

18


per BOE





$

1.23








Interest expense (in millions)





$

37


per BOE





$

2.51








Capitalized interest (in millions)





$

(15)


per BOE





$

(1.06)








Other non-operating (income) expense (in millions)





$

(1)


per BOE





$

(0.02)











(1)

Represents volumes lifted and sold regardless of when produced. Includes natural gas produced and consumed in operations of 1.4 Bcf during the three months ended September 30, 2016.

(2)

Average realized prices include the effects of derivative contracts. Excluding these effects, the average realized price for domestic and total natural gas would have been $2.55 per Mcf and the average realized price for our domestic and total crude oil and condensate would have been $38.80 per barrel and $39.17 per barrel, respectively. We did not have any derivative contracts associated with our NGL or China production as of September 30, 2016.

(3)

All per unit pricing and expenses exclude natural gas produced and consumed in operations.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Unaudited, in millions)


September 30,


December 31,


2016


2015

ASSETS








Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

478



$

5


Short-term investments

25




Derivative assets

115



284


Other current assets

281



336


Total current assets

899



625






Oil and gas properties, net (full cost method)

3,076



3,819


Derivative assets

10



105


Other assets

228



219


Total assets

$

4,213



$

4,768






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current liabilities:




Derivative liabilities

$

55



$

13


Other current liabilities

530



634


Total current liabilities

585



647






Other liabilities

65



48


Derivative liabilities

10



9


Long-term debt

2,430



2,467


Asset retirement obligations

173



192


Deferred taxes

34



26


Total long-term liabilities

2,712



2,742






Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, treasury stock and additional paid-in capital

3,196



2,416


Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)

(2)



(2)


Retained earnings (deficit)

(2,278)



(1,035)


Total stockholders' equity

916



1,379


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,213



$

4,768


 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited, in millions, except per share data)


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,


September 30,



2016


2015


2016


2015










Oil, gas and NGL revenues

$

392



$

377



$

1,057



$

1,195











Operating expenses:









Lease operating

60



71



183



219


Transportation and processing

71



52



200



153


Production and other taxes

13



13



34



43


Depreciation, depletion and amortization

120



236



457



721


General and administrative

65



66



167



180


Ceiling test and other impairments



1,889



1,028



4,202


Other

18



1



19



8


   Total operating expenses

347



2,328



2,088



5,526











Income (loss) from operations

45



(1,951)



(1,031)



(4,331)











Other income (expense):









Interest expense

(37)



(37)



(116)



(127)


Capitalized interest

15



8



35



23


Commodity derivative income (expense)

28



87



(122)



230


Other, net

1



1



2



(13)


   Total other income (expense)

7



59



(201)



113











Income (loss) before income taxes

52



(1,892)



(1,232)



(4,218)











Income tax provision (benefit)

4



(665)



11



(1,519)


Net income (loss)

$

48



$

(1,227)



$

(1,243)



$

(2,699)











Earnings (loss) per share:









Basic

$

0.24



$

(7.52)



$

(6.50)



$

(17.17)


Diluted

$

0.24



$

(7.52)



$

(6.50)



$

(17.17)











Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for basic earnings (loss) per share

199



163



191



157











Weighted-average number of shares outstanding for diluted earnings (loss) per share

200



163



191



157


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited, in millions)


Nine Months Ended



September 30,



2016


2015

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income (loss)

$

(1,243)



$

(2,699)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:





Depreciation, depletion and amortization

457



721


Deferred tax provision (benefit)

8



(1,544)


Stock-based compensation

14



19


Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

307



145


Ceiling test and other impairments

1,028



4,202


Other, net

10



38



581



882


Changes in operating assets and liabilities

6



7


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

587



889







Cash flows from investing activities:





Additions to and acquisitions of oil and gas properties and other

(1,203)



(1,428)


Proceeds from sales of oil and gas properties

399



86


Proceeds from insurance settlement, net



57


Purchases of investments

(25)




Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

(829)



(1,285)







Cash flows from financing activities:





Net proceeds (repayments) of borrowings under credit arrangements

(39)



(398)


Proceeds from issuance of senior notes



691


Repayment of senior subordinated notes



(700)


Debt issue costs



(8)


Proceeds from issuances of common stock, net

777



817


Other, net

(23)



(13)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

715



389







Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

473



(7)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

5



14


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

478



$

7










 

Explanation and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Net Income (Earnings Stated Without the Effect of Certain Items)
Earnings stated without the effect of certain items is a non-GAAP financial measure. Earnings without the effect of these items are presented because they affect the comparability of operating results from period to period. In addition, earnings without the effect of these items are more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts. This measure should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss) as defined by generally accepted accounting principles.

A reconciliation of earnings for the third quarter of 2016 stated without the effect of certain items to net income (loss) is shown below:


3Q16


(In millions)

Net Income (loss)

$

48

Unrealized (gain) loss on derivative contracts

11

Restructuring related costs

16

Legal settlement

18

Income tax adjustment for above items

(4)

Earnings stated without the effect of the above items

$

89

 

Discretionary Cash Flow from Operations
Discretionary cash flow from operations represents net cash provided by operating activities before changes in operating assets and liabilities and is presented because of its acceptance as an indicator of an oil and gas exploration and production company's ability to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service or incur additional debt. This measure should not be considered an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities as defined by generally accepted accounting principles.

A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to discretionary cash flow from operations is shown below:


3Q16


(In millions)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

209

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities

(26)

Discretionary cash flow from operations

$

183

 

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SOURCE Newfield Exploration Company

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