July 28, 2016

Halcón Resources Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results

HOUSTON, July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) ("Halcón" or the "Company") today announced its second quarter 2016 results.

Production for the three months ended June 30, 2016 averaged 35,879 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Boe/d).  Production was comprised of 77% oil, 11% natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 12% natural gas for the quarter.  The Company shut-in approximately 5,000 Boe/d of net production during the second quarter due to low commodity prices. 

Halcón generated total revenues of $106.1 million for the second quarter of 2016.  In addition, Halcón realized a net gain on settled derivative contracts of $80.8 million during the quarter. 

Excluding the impact of hedges, Halcón realized 87% of the average NYMEX oil price, 20% of the average NYMEX oil price for NGLs and 70% of the average NYMEX natural gas price during the second quarter of 2016. 

Total operating costs per unit were $21.40 per Boe during the second quarter.  After adjusting for selected items, total operating costs per unit (see Selected Operating Data table for additional information), were $17.43 per Boe and $17.02 per Boe for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, an 8% decline from the six month period ended a year earlier. 

Halcón reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $382.4 million, or $3.17 per diluted share for the second quarter.  After adjusting for selected items primarily related to a non-cash, pre-tax full cost ceiling impairment charge and a non-cash, pre-tax unrealized loss on derivative contracts (see Selected Item Review and Reconciliation table for additional information), net income was $37.7 million, or $0.26 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2016. 

Restructuring Update

As previously announced, the Company has filed for an accelerated pre-packaged bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code to affect a comprehensive balance sheet restructuring.  Halcón anticipates emerging from bankruptcy 45 to 60 days from the date of filing.  The Company expects its common shares to continue to be listed on the NYSE during bankruptcy although no assurance can be made that this will be the case.  Halcón plans to operate as usual during the restructuring process and will continue to pay all royalty owners, suppliers and vendors in full consistent with normal terms.

Liquidity and Capital Spending

As of June 30, 2016 Halcón's liquidity was approximately $373 million, which consisted of $450 million of revolver availability less $101 million drawn on the revolver plus $24 million in cash and cash equivalents.  The Company agreed to limit the availability under its revolving credit facility from $700 million to $450 million as part of the waiver agreement it executed with its bank group on May 26, 2016.  The Company has a commitment from its bank group, led by JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, for a $600 million debtor in possession credit facility (the "DIP") with $500 million of availability once the interim order approving the DIP is received from the bankruptcy court.  The DIP will convert to a reserve-based revolving credit facility with $600 million in availability upon its exit from bankruptcy. 

During the second quarter of 2016, the Company incurred capital costs of $43 million on drilling and completions, and $1 million on infrastructure, seismic and leasehold acquisitions.  In addition, Halcón incurred $24 million for capitalized interest, G&A and other in the second quarter.   

Hedging Update

Halcón has 22,000 barrels per day of oil hedged for the last six months of 2016 at an average price of $81.44 per barrel.  For 2017, the Company has 3,750 barrels per day of oil hedged at an average price of $65.75 per barrel.  Halcón estimates the pre-tax mark-to-market value of its hedge portfolio to be approximately $162 million as of July 27, 2016.

Operations Update

The Company is currently running 1 operated rig in the Fort Berthold area of the Williston Basin and plans to keep this rig running through the remainder of 2016.  Halcón has no other operated rigs running and the Company does not plan additional rigs until oil prices improve.  The Company currently has 12 wells in the Bakken being completed or waiting on completion. Halcon also recently commenced completion operations on two wells in its Tuscaloosa Marine Shale area that were drilled in 2015. 

Bakken/Three Forks

The Company operated an average of 1 rig in the Williston Basin during the second quarter of 2016.

Halcón spudded 4 wells and put 13 wells online in the Fort Berthold area of the Williston Basin during the three months ended June 30, 2016. The Company did not participate in any non-operated wells during the quarter.  Production averaged 25,633 Boe/d during the second quarter of 2016 in the Williston Basin.

Halcón currently has working interests in approximately 119,000 net acres prospective for the Bakken and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin, substantially all of which is held by production (HBP). With one operated rig running, the Company plans to spud 10 to 15 gross operated wells over the remaining six months of 2016 with an average working interest of approximately 68%. Halcón also expects to participate in 15 to 20 gross non-operated wells over the last six months of 2016 with an average working interest of approximately 5%.  Halcón expects operated wells put online over the remainder of 2016 to have an average EUR of approximately 900 MBoe.  Current operated drilling and completion costs are $6.2 million in FBIR and $5.7 million in Williams County.

The Company is currently the operator of 214 producing Bakken wells and 68 Three Forks wells.

"El Halcón" - East Texas Eagle Ford

The Company did not run an operated rig in El Halcón during the second quarter of 2016.

Halcón put 3 wells online in the El Halcón area during the second quarter.  Production averaged 7,900 Boe/d during the second quarter of 2016 in El Halcón.

Halcón currently has working interests in approximately 83,000 net acres prospective for the Eagle Ford formation in East Texas, approximately 79% of which is HBP. The Company currently operates 112 El Halcón wells.  Halcón anticipates adding a rig back to this area when oil prices improve. 

About Halcón Resources

Halcón Resources Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

For more information contact Quentin Hicks, Senior Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations, at 832-538-0557 or qhicks@halconresources.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain 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. Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects", "believes", "intends", "anticipates", "plans", "estimates", "potential", "possible", or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "will", "should", or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved.  Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations and involve certain assumptions or estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, the ability to confirm and consummate a plan of reorganization in accordance with the terms of the restructuring support agreement; risks attendant to the bankruptcy process, including the effects thereof on the Company's business and on the interests of various constituents, the length of time that the Company might be required to operate in bankruptcy and the continued availability of operating capital during the pendency of such proceedings; risks associated with third party motions in any bankruptcy case, which may interfere with the ability to confirm and consummate a plan of reorganization, potential adverse effects on the Company's liquidity or results of operations; increased costs to execute the reorganization, effects on market price of the Company's common stock and on the Company's ability to access the capital markets, and the risks set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and other filings submitted by the Company to the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or through the Company's website at www.halconresources.com.  Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof. The Company has no duty, and assumes no obligation, to update forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or changes in the Company's expectations.

 
HALCÓN RESOURCES CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
            
           
    Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
     2016    2015   2016   2015 
Operating revenues:        
 Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales:        
  Oil $99,095  $158,110  $174,062  $282,523 
  Natural gas  3,159   5,578   6,901    12,537 
  Natural gas liquids  3,504   3,889   5,441   7,957 
  Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales  105,758   167,577   186,404   303,017 
 Other  389   447   1,092   1,201 
  Total operating revenues  106,147   168,024   187,496   304,218 
           
Operating expenses:        
 Production:        
  Lease operating  16,981   25,233   37,559   59,018 
  Workover and other  7,915   3,731   15,706   6,845 
  Taxes other than income   9,753   12,903   17,011   25,144 
 Gathering and other  10,519   7,746   21,903   21,492 
 Restructuring  189   309   5,073   2,230 
 General and administrative  24,708   22,662   66,324   47,071 
 Depletion, depreciation and accretion  39,671   101,194   94,937   220,338 
 Full cost ceiling impairment  257,869   948,633   754,769   1,502,636 
 Other operating property and equipment impairment  -   -   28,056   - 
  Total operating expenses  367,605   1,122,411   1,041,338   1,884,774 
           
Income (loss) from operations  (261,458)  (954,387)  (853,842)  (1,580,556)
           
Other income (expenses):        
 Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts  (54,523)  (87,564)  (35,781)  12,184 
 Interest expense and other, net  (58,322 )  (60,922)  (106,113)  (122,229)
 Gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt  -   22,766   81,434   22,766 
 Gain (loss) on extinguishment of Convertible Note and                
 modification of February 2012 Warrants  -   (8,219)  -   (8,219)
  Total other income (expenses)  (112,845)  (133,939)  (60,460)  (95,498)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (374,303)  (1,088,326)  (914,302)  (1,676,054)
Income tax benefit (provision)  -   (286)  -   (199)
Net income (loss)  (374,303)  (1,088,612)  (914,302)  (1,676,253)
Series A preferred dividends  (3,198)  (4,902)  (6,396)  (9,803)
Preferred dividends and accretion on redeemable noncontrolling interest (4,852)  (11,067)  (28,517)  (19,718)
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders $(382,353) $(1,104,581) $(949,215) $(1,705,774)
            
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:        
  Basic $(3.17) $(10.13) $(7.89) $(17.66)
  Diluted $(3.17) $(10.13) $(7.89) $(17.66)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:        
  Basic  120,708    109,063   120,360   96,569 
  Diluted  120,708   109,063   120,360   96,569 
           


HALCÓN RESOURCES CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
     
  June 30, December 31,
   2016   2015 
Current assets:   
 Cash$7,173  $8,026 
 Accounts receivable 112,855   173,624 
 Receivables from derivative contracts 135,455   348,861 
 Restricted cash 17,164   16,812 
 Inventory 1,498   4,635 
 Debt issuance costs, net 5,557   - 
 Prepaids and other 8,694   4,635 
 Total current assets 288,396   556,593 
Oil and natural gas properties (full cost method):   
 Evaluated  7,679,917   7,060,721 
 Unevaluated 1,180,148   1,641,356 
 Gross oil and natural gas properties 8,860,065   8,702,077 
 Less - accumulated depletion (6,779,116 )  (5,933,688)
 Net oil and natural gas properties 2,080,949   2,768,389 
Other operating property and equipment:   
 Gas gathering and other operating assets 100,355   130,090 
 Less - accumulated depreciation (23,155)  (22,435)
 Net other operating property and equipment 77,200   107,655 
Other noncurrent assets:   
 Receivables from derivative contracts 5,642    16,614 
 Debt issuance costs, net -   7,633 
 Equity in oil and natural gas partnership 11   209 
  Funds in escrow and other 1,613   1,599 
Total assets$2,453,811  $3,458,692 
     
Current liabilities:   
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$242,189  $295,085 
 Asset retirement obligations 412   163 
 Current portion of long-term debt, net 2,825,807   - 
 Total current liabilities 3,068,408   295,248 
Long-term debt, net -   2,873,637 
Other noncurrent liabilities:   
 Liabilities from derivative contracts 194   290 
 Asset retirement obligations 48,554   46,853 
 Other 9,283   6,264 
Commitments and contingencies   
Mezzanine equity:   
  Redeemable noncontrolling interest 212,503   183,986 
Stockholders' equity (deficit):    
 Preferred stock: 1,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value authorized; 222,454 and 244,724   
 shares of 5.75% Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Series A, issued and outstanding   
 at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively -   - 
 Common stock: 1,340,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value authorized;   
 122,647,511 and 122,523,559 shares issued and outstanding   
 at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively 12   12 
 Additional paid-in capital 3,288,371   3,283,097 
 Accumulated deficit (4,173,514)  (3,230,695)
 Total stockholders' equity (deficit) (885,131)  52,414 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)$2,453,811  $3,458,692 
         


HALCÓN RESOURCES CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)
           
    Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
      2016   2015   2016   2015 
Cash flows from operating activities:         
Net income (loss) $(374,303) $(1,088,612) $(914,302) $(1,676,253)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash        
provided by (used in) operating activities:        
 Depletion, depreciation and accretion  39,671   101,194   94,937   220,338 
 Full cost ceiling impairment  257,869   948,633   754,769   1,502,636 
 Other operating property and equipment impairment  -   -   28,056   - 
 Share-based compensation, net  1,507   3,438   3,652    8,210 
 Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts  135,303   175,712   224,281   183,713 
 Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs  1,278   2,533   3,024   4,092 
 Non-cash interest and amortization of discount and premium   718   602   1,269   1,709 
 Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt  -   (22,766)  (81,434)  (22,766)
 Loss (gain) on extinguishment of Convertible Note and modification        
  of February 2012 Warrants  -   8,219   -   8,219 
 Accrued settlements on derivative contracts  9,810   10,811   (23,072)  (26,781)
 Other income (expense)  2,048   2,467   3,973   5,008 
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  73,901   142,231   95,153   208,125 
Changes in working capital  34,468   (18,636)  47,590   9,405 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  108,369   123,595   142,743   217,530 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:        
 Oil and natural gas capital expenditures  (53,499)  (143,125)  (170,258)  (407,751)
 Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures  (240)  (3,133)  (886)  (7,478)
 Funds held in escrow and other  118   2,053    (233)  3,012 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  (53,621)  (144,205)  (171,377)  (412,217)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:        
 Proceeds from borrowings  139,000   935,000   425,000   1,296,000 
 Repayments of borrowings  (195,000)  (912,000)  (395,648)  (1,129,000)
 Debt issuance costs  (1)  (18,612)  (1,186)  (18,612)
 Common stock issued  -   9,335   -   15,354 
 Restricted cash  (174)  (161)  (325)  (352)
 Offering costs and other  (3)  (1,590)  (60)  (2,443)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (56,178)  11,972   27,781   160,947 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash   (1,430)  (8,638)  (853)  (33,740)
           
Cash at beginning of period  8,603   18,611   8,026   43,713 
Cash at end of period $7,173  $9,973  $7,173  $9,973 
           


HALCÓN RESOURCES CORPORATION
SELECTED OPERATING DATA (Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2016   2015   2016   2015 
         
Production volumes:         
Crude oil (MBbls)  2,498   3,007   5,274   6,103 
Natural gas (MMcf)  2,322   2,509   4,842   5,144 
Natural gas liquids (MBbls)  380   333   781   675 
Total (MBoe)  3,265   3,758   6,862   7,635 
Average daily production (Boe/d)  35,879   41,297   37,703   42,182 
          
Average prices:        
Crude oil (per Bbl) $39.67  $52.58  $33.00  $46.29 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  1.36   2.22   1.43    2.44 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)  9.22   11.68   6.97   11.79 
Total per Boe  32.39   44.59    27.16   39.69 
         
Cash effect of derivative contracts:        
Crude oil (per Bbl) $32.19  $28.60  $ 35.60  $31.48 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  0.16   0.85   0.15    0.73 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)  -   -   -   - 
Total per Boe  24.74   23.46   27.47   25.66 
         
Average prices computed after cash effect of settlement of derivative contracts:       
Crude oil (per Bbl) $71.86  $81.18  $68.60  $77.77 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  1.52    3.07   1.58   3.17 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)  9.22   11.68   6.97   11.79 
Total per Boe  57.13   68.05   54.63   65.35 
         
Average cost per Boe:        
Production:        
Lease operating $5.20  $6.71  $5.47  $7.73 
Workover and other  2.42   0.99    2.29   0.90 
Taxes other than income  2.99   3.43   2.48   3.29 
Gathering and other, as adjusted (1)  2.27   1.78   2.25   1.89 
Restructuring  0.06   0.08   0.74   0.29 
General and administrative, as adjusted (1)  4.55   4.60   4.53   4.77 
Depletion  11.55   26.26   13.21   28.20 
         
(1) Represents gathering and other and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation below:
         
General and administrative:        
General and administrative, as reported $7.57  $6.03  $9.66  $6.17 
Share-based compensation:        
Non-cash  (0.46)  (0.91)  (0.53)  (1.08)
Transaction costs, key employee retention agreements and other:        
Cash  (2.56)  (0.52)  (4.60)  (0.32)
General and administrative, as adjusted $4.55  $4.60  $4.53  $4.77 
         
Gathering and other, as reported $3.22  $2.06  $3.19  $2.81 
Rig termination / stacking charges  (0.95)  (0.28)  (0.94)  (0.92)
Gathering and other, as adjusted $2.27  $1.78  $2.25  $1.89 
         
Total operating costs, as reported $21.40  $19.22  $23.09  $20.90 
Total adjusting items  (3.97)  (1.71)  (6.07)  (2.32)
Total operating costs, as adjusted(2) $17.43  $17.51  $17.02  $18.58 
         
(2) Represents lease operating, workover and other expense, taxes other than income, gathering and other expense and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in reconciliation above.
         


HALCÓN RESOURCES CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
         
         
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
   2016    2015   2016    2015 
As Reported:        
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported $(382,353) $(1,104,581) $(949,215) $(1,705,774)
Series A preferred dividends  3,198   4,902   6,396   9,803 
Preferred dividends and accretion on redeemable noncontrolling interest  4,852   11,067   28,517   19,718 
Net income (loss), as reported  (374,303)  (1,088,612)  (914,302)  (1,676,253)
         
Impact of Selected Items:         
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:         
Crude oil $134,701  $173,329  $223,542  $180,910 
Natural gas   602   2,383   739   2,803 
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge  135,303    175,712   224,281   183,713 
Full cost ceiling impairment  257,869   948,633   754,769   1,502,636 
Other operating property and equipment impairment  -   -    28,056   - 
Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt  -   (22,766)  (81,434)  (22,766)
Loss (gain) on extinguishment of Convertible Note and modification of February 2012 Warrants  -   8,219   -   8,219 
Deferred financing costs expensed, net (1)  -   879   665   879 
Restructuring  189   309   5,073   2,230 
Rig termination / stacking charges, key employee retention agreements and other  13,498   5,349   41,022   16,897 
Selected items, before income taxes  406,859   1,116,335   972,432   1,691,808 
Income tax effect of selected items (2)  -   (18,819)  -   (22,675)
Selected items, net of tax   406,859   1,097,516   972,432   1,669,133 
         
As Adjusted:        
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items $32,556  $8,904  $58,130  $(7,120)
Interest on Convertible Note, net  5,115   -   9,255   - 
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders after assumed conversions, excluding selected items (3) $37,671  $8,904  $67,385  $(7,120)
         
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(3.17) $(10.13) $(7.89) $(17.66)
Impact of selected items  3.44   10.21   8.37   17.59 
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (3) $0.27  $0.08   $0.48  $(0.07)
         
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(3.17)  $(10.13) $(7.89) $(17.66)
Impact of selected items  3.43   10.21   8.36   17.59 
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (3)(4) $0.26  $ 0.08  $0.47  $(0.07)
         
         
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $108,369  $123,595  $142,743  $217,530 
Changes in working capital   (34,468)  18,636   (47,590)  (9,405)
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  73,901   142,231   95,153   208,125 
Cash components of selected items  1,831   (7,511)  65,286    41,019 
Income tax effect of selected items (2)  -   2,782   -   (5,274)
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (4) $75,732  $137,502  $160,439  $243,870 
         
         
(1) Represents charges related to the write-off of debt issuance costs associated with decreases in the Company's borrowing base under its senior revolving credit facility.
(2) For the 2016 columns this represents tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 0.0% due to the Company maintaining a full valuation allowance.
For the 2015 columns this represents tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 37.04%. These columns also include an adjustment for the change in valuation allowance of $394.7 million and $604.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.
(3) Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flow from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures. These financial measures are presented based on management's belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results.  Additionally, this presentation provides a beneficial comparison to similarly adjusted measurements of prior periods. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flow from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Halcón's performance.
(4) The impact of selected items for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 was calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 144.5 million and 109.2 million, respectively, due to the net income available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.
The impact of selected items for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 144.1 million due to the net income available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.
         


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