Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Results Business Wire DALLAS -- February 13, 2013 Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. (“Pioneer Southwest” or “the Partnership”) (NYSE: PSE) today announced financial and operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Pioneer Southwest reported fourth quarter net income of $23 million, or $0.65 per common unit. Net income for the fourth quarter included unrealized mark-to-market derivative gains of $5 million, or $0.15 per common unit. Without the effect of this item, adjusted income for the fourth quarter was $18 million, or $0.50 per common unit. Cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter was $19 million. Oil and gas sales for the fourth quarter averaged 7,668 barrels oil equivalent per day (BOEPD). Production for the quarter included a loss of approximately 200 BOEPD due to reduced ethane recoveries associated with gas processing facilities in the Spraberry field operating above capacity as a result of greater-than-anticipated industry production growth. The Partnership’s three-rig drilling program continued during the fourth quarter, with 13 new wells being placed on production and the recompletion of one well that was previously producing from only one interval. At the end of the quarter, the Partnership had nine wells awaiting completion. The Partnership has a large inventory of remaining oil drilling locations in the Spraberry field, with approximately 160 40-acre locations and 1,275 20-acre locations. For the full year 2012, The Partnership drilled 42 wells and recompleted five wells. Essentially all of the wells drilled were deepened to the Strawn formation, and 35% of the wells were also deepened to the Atoka formation. Production data from current Strawn completions supports the addition of an incremental 30 thousand barrels oil equivalent (MBOE) of estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) for wells completed in this interval. Completions in the Atoka interval are estimated to add an incremental 50 MBOE to 70 MBOE of EUR. Approximately 85% and 70% of the Partnership’s acreage position has Strawn and Atoka potential, respectively. Capital spending for 2012 was $126 million and generated full-year production growth of approximately 8% compared to 2011. Pioneer Southwest expects to drill approximately 50 wells during 2013. Capital expenditures are forecasted to be $120 million, including facilities. The 2013 drilling program is expected to generate production growth of 9% compared to 2012. As in 2012, essentially all of the wells will be drilled to the Strawn formation, with approximately 65% of these wells drilled to the deeper Atoka interval. In addition, recent successful horizontal Wolfcamp Shale drilling by industry participants in Midland County is encouraging for future horizontal drilling potential on the Partnership’s acreage in the area. Fourth quarter oil sales averaged 5,291 barrels per day (BPD), natural gas liquids (NGL) sales averaged 1,208 BPD and gas sales averaged 7 million cubic feet per day. The fourth quarter average price for oil was $83.78 per barrel. The average price for NGLs was $30.97 per barrel, and the average price for gas was $3.05 per thousand cubic feet. Production costs (including production and ad valorem taxes) for the fourth quarter averaged $24.86 per barrel oil equivalent (BOE). Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense averaged $9.15 per BOE. The Partnership has additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility of $135 million as of December 31, 2012, which is expected to be adequate to fund future growth from drilling activities and acquisitions. Pioneer Southwest previously announced a cash distribution of $0.52 per outstanding common unit for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The distribution was paid on February 11, 2013 to unitholders of record at the close of business on February 4, 2013. On an annual basis, the cash distribution equates to $2.08 per common unit. Distribution sustainability is supported by the Partnership’s low-decline rate Spraberry properties, its large drilling inventory of 40-acre and 20-acre locations and its strong derivative position through 2014. Of the Partnership’s forecasted production, derivative contracts cover approximately 65% in 2013, 70% in 2014 and 10% in 2015. Proved Reserves The Partnership’s total proved oil and gas reserves as of December 31, 2012, were 49 million barrels oil equivalent (MMBOE), a decrease of 1 MMBOE from year-end 2011. The proved reserve decrease from year-end 2011 was comprised of production during 2012 of 3 MMBOE and negative price revisions of 1 MMBOE related to lower gas prices, partially offset by proved reserve additions of 3 MMBOE from the Partnership’s drilling program and acquisitions. The NYMEX prices used for 2012 reserves reporting purposes were $94.84 per barrel for oil and $2.76 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) for gas compared to $96.13 per barrel for oil and $4.12 per MMBtu for gas used to calculate proved reserves for 2011. Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., an independent reserve engineering firm, audited all of Pioneer Southwest’s proved reserves at year-end 2012. First Quarter 2013 Financial Outlook The following paragraphs provide the Partnership’s first quarter of 2013 outlook for certain operating and financial items. Production is forecasted to average 7,400 BOEPD to 7,900 BOEPD. This assumes a reduction of 200 BOEPD to 300 BOEPD due to continuing reduced ethane recoveries associated with gas processing facilities in the Spraberry field operating above capacity during the first quarter. New gas processing capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day is expected to come on line during April and eliminate the reduced ethane recoveries thereafter. The guidance for the first quarter excludes the effects of potential ethane rejection to the extent the Partnership decides to do so in the future. Production costs (including production and ad valorem taxes) are expected to average $23.50 to $26.50 per BOE based on current NYMEX strip prices for oil, NGLs and gas. Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense is expected to average $9.00 per BOE to $10.00 per BOE. General and administrative expense is expected to be $1.5 million to $2.5 million. Interest expense is expected to be $0.7 million to $1.0 million. Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations is forecasted to be nominal. Pioneer Southwest’s effective income tax rate is expected to be approximately 1% of earnings before income taxes as a result of Pioneer Southwest being subject to the Texas Margin tax. Earnings Conference Call On Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time, Pioneer Southwest will discuss its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter with an accompanying presentation. Instructions for listening to the call and viewing the accompanying presentation are shown below. Internet: www.pioneersouthwest.com Select “Investors,” then “Earnings Calls & Webcasts” to listen to the discussion and view the presentation. Dial (888) 556-4997 confirmation code: 7448707 five minutes Telephone: before the call to listen to the discussion. View the presentation via Pioneer Southwest’s internet address above. A replay of the webcast will be archived on Pioneer Southwest’s website. A telephone replay will be available through March 11, 2013 by dialing (888) 203-1112 confirmation code: 7448707. Pioneer Southwest is a Delaware limited partnership, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with current production and drilling operations in the Spraberry field in West Texas. For more information, visit www.pioneersouthwest.com. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this News Release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of Pioneer Southwest are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause Pioneer Southwest’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, volatility of commodity prices, the effectiveness of Pioneer Southwest’s commodity price derivative strategy, reliance on Pioneer Natural Resources Company and its subsidiaries to manage Pioneer Southwest’s business and identify and evaluate drilling opportunities and acquisitions, product supply and demand, competition, the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof, other government regulation or action, the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms, litigation, the costs and results of drilling and operations, availability of equipment, services, resources and personnel required to complete Pioneer Southwest’s operating activities, access to and availability of transportation, processing, fractionation and refining facilities, Pioneer Southwest’s ability to replace reserves, including through acquisitions, and implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled, uncertainties associated with acquisitions, access to and cost of capital, the financial strength of counterparties to Pioneer Southwest’s credit facility and derivative contracts and the purchasers of Pioneer Southwest’s oil, NGL and gas production, uncertainties about estimates of reserves and the ability to add proved reserves in the future, the assumptions underlying production forecasts, quality of technical data and environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change. These and other risks are described in Pioneer Southwest’s 10-K and 10-Q Reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Pioneer Southwest may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse impact on it. Pioneer Southwest undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law. Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) prohibits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, from disclosing estimates of oil or gas resources other than “reserves,” as that term is defined by the SEC. In this news release, Pioneer Southwest includes estimates of quantities of oil and gas using certain terms, such as “estimated ultimate recovery,” “EUR” or other descriptions of volumes of reserves, which terms include quantities of oil and gas that may not meet the SEC’s definitions of proved, probable and possible reserves, and which the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit Pioneer Southwest from including in filings with the SEC. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially greater risk of being recovered by Pioneer Southwest. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in the Partnership’s periodic filings with the SEC. Such filings are available from the Partnership at 5205 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039, Attention: Investor Relations, and the Partnership’s website at www.pioneersouthwest.com. These filings also can be obtained from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330. An audit of proved reserves follows the general principles set forth in the standards pertaining to the estimating and auditing of oil and gas reserve information promulgated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers ("SPE"). A reserve audit as defined by the SPE is not the same as a financial audit. Please see the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for a general description of the concepts included in the SPE's definition of a reserve audit. PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS Current assets: Cash $ 1,601 $ 1,176 Accounts receivable - trade 15,651 18,063 Inventories 1,388 920 Prepaid expenses 228 240 Deferred income taxes 89 207 Derivatives 4,553 5,619 Total current assets 23,510 26,225 Property, plant and equipment, at cost: Oil and gas properties, using the successful efforts method of accounting: Proved properties 556,915 437,085 Unproved properties 5,682 — Accumulated depletion, depreciation and (163,542 ) (141,498 ) amortization Total property, plant and equipment 399,055 295,587 Deferred income taxes — 1,008 Derivatives 7,227 3,665 Other, net 1,097 242 $ 430,889 $ 326,727 LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable: Trade $ 15,557 $ 10,756 Due to affiliates 1,277 830 Interest payable 9 16 Income taxes payable to affiliate 70 550 Derivatives 13,390 28,101 Asset retirement obligations 900 500 Other current liabilities 146 — Total current liabilities 31,349 40,753 Long-term debt 126,000 32,000 Derivatives 150 16,953 Deferred income taxes 156 — Asset retirement obligations 11,201 9,815 Other noncurrent liabilities 400 — Partners' equity 261,633 227,206 Commitments and contingencies $ 430,889 $ 326,727 PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except for per unit data) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Revenues: Oil and gas $ 46,193 $ 53,876 $ 185,848 $ 213,362 Other income — — — 2 Derivative gains 4,262 (40,577 ) 22,438 (11,725 ) (losses), net 50,455 13,299 208,286 201,639 Costs and expenses: Oil and gas 13,421 10,049 49,908 38,427 production Production and ad valorem 4,114 3,324 15,915 13,784 taxes Depletion, depreciation 6,455 4,262 22,044 15,534 and amortization General and 1,868 1,935 7,416 7,222 administrative Accretion of discount on asset 191 229 758 913 retirement obligations Interest 731 399 2,187 1,605 Other 189 — 1,158 — 26,969 20,198 99,386 77,485 Income (loss) before income 23,486 (6,899 ) 108,900 124,154 taxes Income tax benefit (275 ) 15 (1,337 ) (1,338 ) (provision) Net income $ 23,211 $ (6,884 ) $ 107,563 $ 122,816 (loss) Allocation of net income (loss): General partner's $ 24 $ (7 ) $ 108 $ 123 interest Limited partners' 23,121 (6,910 ) 107,179 122,466 interest Unvested participating 66 33 276 227 securities' interest Net income $ 23,211 $ (6,884 ) $ 107,563 $ 122,816 (loss) Net income (loss) per common unit - $ 0.65 $ (0.21 ) $ 3.00 $ 3.68 basic and diluted Weighted average common units 35,714 33,651 35,714 33,249 outstanding - basic and diluted Distributions declared per $ 0.52 $ 0.51 $ 2.07 $ 2.03 common unit PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 23,211 $ (6,884 ) $ 107,563 $ 122,816 (loss) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depletion, depreciation 6,455 4,262 22,044 15,534 and amortization Deferred 325 (142 ) 1,282 801 income taxes Accretion of discount on asset 191 229 758 913 retirement obligations Amortization of debt 65 46 239 182 related costs Amortization of unit-based 227 142 866 514 compensation Commodity derivative (5,310 ) 33,135 (34,010 ) (19,567 ) related activity Other noncash 189 — 1,158 — expense Change in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts 881 877 2,412 (2,239 ) receivable Inventories (115 ) (26 ) (468 ) (37 ) Prepaid 103 113 12 20 expenses Accounts (6,143 ) (3,732 ) 98 (695 ) payable Interest (134 ) (130 ) (7 ) (14 ) payable Income taxes payable to (50 ) 127 (480 ) 58 affiliate Asset retirement (351 ) (167 ) (1,828 ) (635 ) obligations Other current (119 ) — (415 ) — liabilities Net cash provided by 19,425 27,850 99,224 117,651 operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to oil and gas (40,728 ) (22,504 ) (117,506 ) (72,674 ) properties Net cash used in investing (40,728 ) (22,504 ) (117,506 ) (72,674 ) activities Cash flows from financing activities: Borrowings under credit 38,000 15,000 145,000 65,404 facility Principal payments on — (80,000 ) (51,000 ) (114,604 ) credit facility Proceeds from issuance of partnership — 72,504 — 72,504 units, net of issuance costs Partner — 76 — 76 contributions Payment of financing — — (1,291 ) — fees Distributions to (18,590 ) (16,905 ) (74,002 ) (67,288 ) unitholders Net cash provided by (used in) 19,410 (9,325 ) 18,707 (43,908 ) financing activities Net increase (decrease) in (1,893 ) (3,979 ) 425 1,069 cash Cash, beginning of 3,494 5,155 1,176 107 period Cash, end of $ 1,601 $ 1,176 $ 1,601 $ 1,176 period PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED SUMMARY PRODUCTION AND PRICE DATA Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Average Daily Sales Volumes: Oil (Bbls) 5,291 4,430 4,998 4,305 Natural gas liquids (Bbls) 1,208 1,478 1,388 1,553 Gas (Mcf) 7,013 6,527 6,753 6,509 Total (BOE) 7,668 6,995 7,512 6,943 Average Reported Prices: Oil (per Bbl) $ 83.78 $ 113.87 $ 89.18 $ 115.41 Natural gas liquids (per $ 30.97 $ 42.12 $ 32.78 $ 42.74 Bbl) Gas (per Mcf) $ 3.05 $ 2.91 $ 2.45 $ 3.28 Total (per BOE) $ 65.48 $ 83.72 $ 67.60 $ 84.20 PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL EARNINGS PER UNIT INFORMATION (in thousands, except for per unit amounts) The Partnership follows the two-class method of calculating basic and diluted net income (loss) per unit. Under the two-class method, generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") provide that the net income applicable to the Partnership be allocated to all securities that participate in the Partnership's earnings. Accordingly, net income applicable to the Partnership is allocated to the General Partner, unvested participating securities and common unitholders. Net losses applicable to the Partnership are allocated to the General Partner and common unitholders but only to unvested participating securities to the extent that they receive distributions during loss periods because unvested participating securities are not contractually obligated to share in the Partnership's net losses. Unit- and unit-based awards with guaranteed dividend or distribution participation rights qualify as "participating securities" during their vesting periods. The Partnership's basic and diluted net income (loss) per unit attributable to common unitholders is computed as (i) net income (loss) applicable to the Partnership, (ii) less General Partner net income (loss), (iii) less unvested participating securities' basic and diluted net income (iv) divided by weighted average basic and diluted units outstanding. The following table provides a reconciliation of the Partnership's net income (loss) applicable to the Partnership to basic and diluted net income (loss) attributable to common unitholders, and the calculation of net income (loss) per common unit - basic and diluted, for the three and twelve months ended December31, 2012 and 2011: Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net income (loss) applicable to $ 23,211 $ (6,884 ) $ 107,563 $ 122,816 the Partnership Less: General partner's (24 ) 7 (108 ) (123 ) interest Unvested participating (66 ) (33 ) (276 ) (227 ) securities' interest Basic and diluted net income (loss) $ 23,121 $ (6,910 ) $ 107,179 $ 122,466 applicable to common unitholders Weighted average basic and diluted 35,714 33,651 35,714 33,249 units outstanding Net income (loss) per common unit - $ 0.65 $ (0.21 ) $ 3.00 $ 3.68 basic and diluted PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (in thousands) EBITDAX and distributable cash flow (as defined below) are presented herein and reconciled to the GAAP measures of net cash provided by operating activities and net income (loss). Management of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. believes these financial measures provide additional information to the investment community about the Partnership's ability to generate sufficient cash flow to sustain or increase distributions to its unitholders, among other items. In particular, EBITDAX is used in the Partnership's credit facility to determine the interest rate that the Partnership will pay on outstanding borrowings and to determine compliance with the leverage and interest coverage tests. EBITDAX and distributable cash flow should not be considered as alternatives to net cash provided by operating activities or net income (loss), as defined by GAAP. Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012 Net cash provided by operating $ 19,425 $ 99,224 activities Add/(Deduct): Depletion, depreciation and (6,455 ) (22,044 ) amortization Deferred income taxes (325 ) (1,282 ) Accretion of discount on asset (191 ) (758 ) retirement obligations Amortization of debt issuance (65 ) (239 ) costs Amortization of unit-based (227 ) (866 ) compensation Commodity derivative related 5,310 34,010 activity Other noncash expense (189 ) (1,158 ) Changes in operating assets and 5,928 676 liabilities Net income 23,211 107,563 Add/(Deduct): Depletion, depreciation and 6,455 22,044 amortization Accretion of discount on asset 191 758 retirement obligations Interest expense 731 2,187 Income tax provision 275 1,337 Amortization of unit-based 227 866 compensation Commodity derivative related (5,310 ) (34,010 ) activity Other noncash expense 189 1,158 EBITDAX (a) 25,969 101,903 Add/(Deduct): Cash reserves to maintain (4,856 ) (24,806 ) production and cash flow Cash interest expense (666 ) (1,948 ) Current income taxes 50 (55 ) Distributable cash flow (b) $ 20,497 $ 75,094 __________ "EBITDAX" represents earnings before depletion, depreciation and amortization expense; accretion of discount on asset retirement (a) obligations; interest expense; income taxes; amortization of unit-based compensation; noncash commodity derivative related activity and other noncash expenses. Distributable cash flow equals EBITDAX adjusted for the Partnership's (b) estimated cash reserves to maintain production and cash flow, cash interest expense and current income taxes. PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Open Commodity Derivative Positions as of February 8, 2013 Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2013 2014 2015 Oil Derivatives: Collar contracts with short puts: Volume (Bbls per day) 1,750 5,000 — Price per Bbl: Ceiling $ 116.00 $ 105.74 $ — Floor $ 88.14 $ 100.00 $ — Short put $ 73.14 $ 80.00 $ — Swap contracts: Volume (Bbls per day) 3,000 — — Price per Bbl $ 81.02 $ — $ — Gas Derivatives: Collar contracts with short puts: Volume (MMBtus per day) — — 5,000 Price per MMBtu: Ceiling $ — $ — $ 5.00 Floor $ — $ — $ 4.00 Short put $ — $ — $ 3.00 Swap contracts: Volume (MMBtus per day) 2,500 5,000 — Price per MMBtu (a) $ 6.89 $ 4.00 $ — Basis swap contracts: Permian Basin index swaps (MMBtus per 2,500 — — day) (b) Price differential ($/MMBtu) $ (0.31 ) $ — $ — __________ (a) Represents the NYMEX Henry Hub index price on the derivative trade date. Represents swaps that fix the basis differentials between the Permian (b) Basin index price and the NYMEX Henry Hub index price used in gas swap contracts. PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Derivative Gains, Net (in thousands) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012 December 31, 2012 Noncash changes in fair value: Oil derivative gains $ 5,623 $ 34,349 NGL derivative gains 248 4,995 Gas derivative losses (561 ) (5,334 ) Total noncash derivative gains, 5,310 34,010 net Cash settled changes in fair value: Oil derivative losses (2,139 ) (15,970 ) NGL derivative losses (269 ) (2,084 ) Gas derivative gains 1,360 6,482 Total cash derivative losses, (1,048 ) (11,572 ) net Total derivative gains, net $ 4,262 $ 22,438 PIONEER SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (in millions, except per unit data) Adjusted income excluding unrealized mark-to-market derivative gains, as presented in this press release, is presented and reconciled to the Partnership’s net income determined in accordance with GAAP because the Partnership believes that this non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of the Partnership’s business that, when viewed together with its financial results computed in accordance with GAAP, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting its historical financial performance and future operating results, greater transparency of underlying trends and greater comparability of results across periods. In addition, management believes that this non-GAAP measure may enhance investors’ ability to assess the Partnership’s historical and future financial performance. This non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be a substitute for the comparable GAAP measure and should be read only in conjunction with the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Unrealized mark-to-market derivative gains and losses will recur in future periods; however, the amount can vary significantly from period to period. The table below reconciles the Partnership’s net income for the three months ended December31, 2012, as determined in accordance with GAAP, to adjusted income excluding unrealized mark-to-market derivative gains for that quarter. After-tax Per Common Amounts Unit Net income $ 23 $ 0.65 Unrealized mark-to-market derivative gains (5 ) (0.15 ) Adjusted income excluding unrealized $ 18 $ 0.50 mark-to-market derivative gains Contact: Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. Investors: Frank Hopkins, 972-969-4065 or Eric Pregler, 972-969-5756 or Josh Jones, 972-969-5822 or Media and Public Affairs: Susan Spratlen, 972-969-4018 or Suzanne Hicks, 972-969-4020
Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Results
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