W&T Offshore Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial And Operational Results PR Newswire HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) today announced financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2013. Some of the first quarter highlights include: oProduction volumes averaged 50.0 MBoe per day, or 299.9 MMcfe of natural gas per day. Oil production for the first quarter of 2013 increased 20% over the first quarter of 2012 due to higher production at Ship Shoal 349 "Mahogany" and onshore West Texas. oProduction volumes were split 41% oil, 12% NGLs and 47% natural gas. Average realized sales price was $107.15 per barrel for oil, $34.25 per barrel for NGLs and $3.38 per Mcf for natural gas. oRevenues were $259.2 million and net income and earnings per share were $26.6 million and $0.35 per share, respectively. oAdjusted EBITDA was $168.3 million, up $21.8 million over the first quarter last year and Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 65%, up from 62% in the first quarter last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was $169.8 million, up from $128.2 million, due to better operating results. oCompleted 15 wells, including one well offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and 14 wells (three horizontal and 11 vertical) in the Permian Basin of West Texas. oWe paid a dividend of $0.08 per share during the quarter. In May 2013, we increased the quarterly dividend to $0.09 per share. oOn April 19, the borrowing base for our revolving bank credit facility was increased to $800 million from $725 million. Tracy W. Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our results for the first quarter reflect the success of our strong development drilling program in 2012. Between the increases in our onshore production and the contribution from our Mahogany drilling program, we saw a 20% growth in oil production compared to the first quarter of 2012. Our net cash provided by operating activities was up 33% to $169.8 million. Strong cash flow continues to fund our exploratory and development drilling programs and drive organic growth. The recent increase in our borrowing base to $800 million, up from $725 million, further improves our liquidity and provides us with significant capital to take on new opportunities or pursue acquisitions as we find opportunities that meet our criteria." Revenues, Production, and Price: Revenues for the first quarter were $259.2 million compared to $235.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. During the first quarter of 2013, we sold 1.8 million barrels of oil, 0.5 million barrels of NGLs and 12.7 Bcf of natural gas as compared to 1.5 million barrels of oil, 0.5 million barrels of NGLs and 14.4 Bcf of natural gas for the same period of 2012. In total, we sold 4.5 million Boe at an average realized sales price of $57.53 per Boe compared to 4.5 million Boe sold at an average realized sales price of $52.41 per Boe in the first quarter of 2012. Revenues from oil and liquids as a percent of our total revenues were approximately the same, 83.3% for the first quarter of 2013 compared to 83.2% for the prior year period. Net Income & EPS: Our operating results for the first quarter of 2013 resulted in net income of $26.6 million, or $0.35 per common share, compared to net income of $3.2 million, or $0.04 per common share for the same period in 2012. Net income for the first quarter of 2013, adjusted to exclude special items was $26.4 million, or $0.35 per common share. This compares to $30.8 million, or $0.40 per common share reported for the first quarter of 2012, excluding special items. See the "Reconciliation of Net Income to Net Income Excluding Special Items" and related earnings per share, excluding special items in the table under "Non-GAAP Financial Information" at the back of this press release for a description of the special items. Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Adjusted EBITDA: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures and are defined in the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section at the back of this press release. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2013 was $168.3 million, compared to $146.5 million for the same period in 2012. Our Adjusted EBITDA Margin in the first quarter of 2013 was 65% compared to 62% for the same period in 2012. Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of 2013 was $169.8 million compared to $128.2 million for the same period of the prior year. We expect to receive a $42 million tax refund from the U.S. Treasury in connection with tax net operating loss carrybacks to 2010 and 2011 sometime during the third quarter of 2013. As previously disclosed in our fourth quarter 2012 earnings release, we have already incurred $49.7 million, and we expect to incur an additional $0.7 million in costs related toremoval of wreckage associated with platforms damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008.As part of our litigation claim against our excess insurance underwriters, we have filed a motion for summary judgment, which if successful, would result in the reimbursement of the costs incurred once all claims are filed. Lease Operating Expenses ("LOE"): For the first quarter of 2013, LOE, which includes base lease operating expenses, insurance, workovers, facilities expenses, and hurricane remediation costs net of insurance claims, was $59.3 million compared to $56.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. On a component basis, facilities expense increased $3.3 million, base lease operating expenses increased $0.6 million, and hurricane remediation costs net of insurance claims increased $0.2 million, while workover expense decreased $1.5 million. Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion ("DD&A"): DD&A for the first quarter of 2013 was $108.9 million compared to $88.5 million for the first quarter of 2012. DD&A increased primarily due to investments made in 2012 in proved undeveloped properties and the Newfield properties acquired in 2012. General and administrative expenses ("G&A"): G&A decreased to $21.1 million for the first quarter of 2013 from $29.5 million for the prior year period primarily because the first quarter of 2012 included an $8.3 million litigation accrual that did not recur in the 2013 period. Interest expense: Interest expense incurred increased to $21.2 million for the first quarter of 2013 from $13.9 million for the prior year period. The aggregate principle amount of our 8.5% Senior Notes outstanding was $900.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $600.0 million in the prior year period due to the issuance of an additional $300.0 million principle amount of our 8.5% Senior Notes during October 2012. During the first quarter of 2013 and 2012, $2.4 million and $3.2 million, respectively, of interest was capitalized to unevaluated oil and natural gas properties. The decrease is primarily attributable to reclassifying unevaluated properties to the full cost pool during the fourth quarter of 2012. Derivative Schedule: We have posted an update to our commodity derivatives schedule in the investor relations section of our website at http://www.wtoffshore.com/. Capital Expenditures: Our capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2013 were $136.6 million, of which 63% was dedicated to offshore activities and 37% to onshore activities. The capital expenditures for the quarter were comprised of $60.6 million for exploration activities, $73.7 million for development activities, and $2.3 million for seismic, leasehold, and other costs. In April, the borrowing base for our revolving bank credit facility was increased to $800 million from the previous level of $725 million. Operations Review and Update OFFSHORE Wells Completed in the First Quarter 2013 Block/Well WI% Type Location Target Comments Completed Jan 3, discovered 2nd pay zone adding SS 349 A-9 100 DEV Shelf Oil in P sand at to proved (Mahogany) ~14,300' reserves. 1st production - Jan 2013. IP rate: ~2,700 Boepd net. Current Drilling Activity in the First Quarter 2013 Block/Well WI% Type Location Target Comments* Well is at TD and is being logged. Est. 1st Gas and liquids production - MP 108 B-1 100 EXPL Shelf in Tex W 6 sand mid-2013. Target at ~14,000' TVD IP - ~1,200 Boepd net. Targeted reserves - 1.8 MMBoe. Currently Proved oil completing the MC 243 A-2 ST reserves in the well. Est. 1st (Matterhorn) 100 DEV Deepwater A sand at production - Q2 ~6,800' TVD 2013. Target IP - 500 to 1,000 Boepd net. Well at intermediate casing point depth of 16,425'. Est. 1st Oil at ~17,200' production - TVD in the T2 mid-2013. Target sand IP - 2,000 Boepd (exploration net. Targeted SS 349 A-14 100 EXPL Shelf target). reserves - 3.1 (Mahogany) Secondary target MMBoe (T-Sand in the P sand only). Well has (development) at logged ~123' of ~14,200' TVD pay in the P-Sand and encountered more than 100' of additional hydrocarbon interval above the P-sand. Currently at Low risk gas and 9,619' MD. Est. HI 21 A-1 100 DEV Shelf liquids ~12,500' 1st production - in the LH-20 Q3 2013. Target sands IP - ~1,500 Boepd net. Upcoming Drilling Activity in 2013 Block/Well WI% Type Location Target Comments* Projected spud date - Q3 2013. Est 1st MP 108 B-2 100 EXPL Shelf Gas and liquids production - Q4 in Tex W 6 sand 2013. Target IP - ~1,200 Boepd net. Targeted reserves - 1.7 MMBoe. Water injection Projected spud MC 243 A-5 100 EXPL Deepwater well for date - late May. (Matterhorn) increased Est. project reserves (oil) online - Q3 2013. Projected spud Multiple date - Q3 2013. exploratory Est. 1st SS 349 A-15 100 EXPL Shelf targets (N, O, production - Q1 (Mahogany) P, Q, Q5 sands) 2014. Target IP - at 13,000' to ~1,500 Boepd net. 15,500' TVD Targeted reserves - 4 to 5 MMBoe. *Targeted reserves - represents the "net" potential resource addition as calculated on an unrisked Swanson's mean basis. OFFSHORE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT During the first quarter of 2013 we were active with four rigs running in the Gulf of Mexico. Two of those rigs were drilling exploratory targets at our Ship Shoal 349 "Mahogany" field and at our Main Pass 108 field. The other two rigs were targeting development projects at our Mississippi Canyon 243 "Matterhorn" field and our High Island 22 field. All four wells have made significant progress and we expect to finish the completions in the next few months. Mahogany Field At our Ship Shoal 349 "Mahogany" field, the A-14 exploratory well is at intermediate casing point and will be soon approaching the exploratory target T-Sand around 18,000' measured depth. The well has drilled through the field pay P-Sand, encountering approximately 123 feet of measured depth pay, slightly thicker than originally projected. In addition to the P-Sand pay, the well encountered over 100 feet of hydrocarbon interval in three additional sands above the P-Sand, which is expected to add to the overall value of the project. We expect to reach total depth near the end of the second quarter. Following the completion of the A-14 well, we plan to perform a recompletion on the A-4 well and then will proceed to drill the A-15 well. The A-15 should spud sometime during the third quarter and is targeted to reach total depth near the end of the year. This exploratory opportunity currently targets five separate pay sands. Main Pass 108 Field At our Main Pass 108 field, we have a rig on location and we just reached total depth of our B-1 well. We encountered our objective sand, the Tex W-6, and are in the process of logging the well. The initial results are encouraging. This exploratory well targeting approximately 1.8 MMBoe net in potential reserve additions should be completed and on production by July. The rig will then skid over to spud the Main Pass 108 B-2 well. The B-2 is very similar to the B-1 in targeted reserves. We expect that the B-2 well, if successful, could be on first production by the fourth quarter of 2013. Matterhorn Field We are currently completing the Mississippi Canyon 243 A-2 side track, which was a replacement for the well that sanded up in the early fourth quarter of 2012. The A-5 injection well, which is planned for later this year, is a reservoir pressure maintenance project that is designed to extend the productive life of the field as well as sweep oil to the A-2 well bore on the eastern portion of the field. If the A-5 well is successful, we would look to conduct a similar project in the western field area, focusing on a slightly larger reserve target in 2014 or early 2015. High Island 22 Field Drilling continues to progress at our High Island 21 #1 well which is a development well targeting the LH-20 sand. Our current project timeline has the well reaching total depth near mid-2013 and production being brought online during the third quarter of 2013. ONSHORE Wells Completed in First Quarter 2013 Project & Area WI% Type # of Target Comments Wells Permian Basin 1 Well Yellow Rose 100 DEV 2 Horizontal producing, 1 Horizontal Wolfcamp well on flowback 1 Well completed 4,500' awaiting Yellow Rose 100 DEV 9 vertical hook-up, 5 80 Acre Verticals section in the wells on Wolfberry flowback, 3 wells on production 4,500' Yellow Rose 100 EXP 2 vertical Wells on 40 Acre Verticals section in the production Wolfberry Terry County 90 EXP 1 Horizontal Completed, on Horizontal Wolfcamp flowback Wells Completed in the Second Quarter 2013 Project & Area WI% Type # of Target Comments Wells Permian Basin Yellow Rose 100 DEV 1 Horizontal Well on Horizontal Wolfcamp flowback 4,500' Wells completed Yellow Rose 100 DEV 2 vertical awaiting 80 Acre Verticals section in the hook-up Wolfberry 4,500' Well completed Yellow Rose 100 EXP 1 vertical awaiting 40 Acre Verticals section in the hook-up Wolfberry Yellow Rose Horizontal Wells - Est. "all-in" well cost: $6 - $7 million, Avg days to drill: 39 days, Days to 1st production: 90 days, Est. gross expected ultimate recovery ("EUR"): ~300-450 Mboe, Est. initial production ("IP"): 350-400 Boepd gross (EURs and IP rates are oil plus wet gas, does not include NGL uptick), and all other costs attributable to well to achieve first production. Yellow Rose Vertical Wells - Est. "all-in" well cost: $2.0 - $2.3 million, Avg days to drill: 18 days, Days to 1st production: 60 days, Est. gross EUR: ~130 Mboe, Est. IP: 100 Boepd gross (EURs and IP rates are oil plus wet gas, does not include NGL uptick), and all other costs attributable to well to achieve first production. ONSHORE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT Yellow Rose Project We are continuing our current two rig drilling program at Yellow Rose and have completed 14 wells (three horizontal wells and 11 vertical wells) during the first quarter. Four additional wells have been completed since the end of the quarter. Current production at Yellow Rose is approximately 3,775 net Boe per day. The current production rates are being somewhat impacted by flaring due to third party pipeline pressure issues, which we are working to resolve. Our initial 40 acre down-spacing tests were successful and will lead to additional reserve bookings and we could test 20 acre down-spacing later this year. We also believe the field holds the potential for several hundred horizontal wells between the upper Wolfcamp and additional benches. Our recent vertical wells have seen notable improvement in the 30 day initial production rates reflecting the favorable impact of our change in completion technique. We have also seen an upward trend in the vertical EURs over the past few months and are now projecting an average gross EUR of 130 MBoe (oil and unprocessed gas). Star Project We continue to monitor our four initial wells that were drilled on our East Texas acreage and have begun planning our fifth horizontal well. We expect that the fifth well will be spud during the third quarter of 2013. Recompletes and Workovers During the first quarter, we completed four offshore recompletions and 15 onshore recompletions for a total cost of $9.4 million. The total impact was a net initial production gain of 1,954 Boe per day. Workovers for the quarter totaled $2.6 million and resulted in a net initial production increase of 1,412 Boe per day. Outlook Our guidance for the second quarter and full year 2013 is provided in the table below and represents our best estimate of the range of likely future results. Our full year guidance remains unchanged from our guidance provided on February 12, 2013. Our results may be affected by the factors described below in "Forward-Looking Statements." Second Quarter Full-Year Estimated Production 2013 2013 Oil and NGLs (MMBbls) 2.1 – 2.3 8.1 – 9.0 Natural Gas (Bcf) 11.8 – 13.1 52.9 – 58.5 Total (Bcfe) 24.3 – 26.8 102.0 – 112.0 Total (MMBoe) 4.0 – 4.5 17.0 – 18.7 Operating Expenses Second Quarter Full-Year ($ in millions) 2013 2013 Lease operating expenses $70.4 - $77.8 $221 - $244 Gathering, transportation, & production taxes $7.7 - $8.5 $37 - $41 General & administrative $22.3 - $24.7 $78 - $86 Income tax rate ^(1) 36% 36% (1) For income statement purposes only and not a reflection of estimated tax payments or refunds in 2013. Conference Call Information: We will hold a conference call to discuss these financial and operational results on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate, dial (480) 629-9819 a few minutes before the call begins. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet from our website at www.wtoffshore.com. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call until May 15, 2013, and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3030 and using the pass code 4615599#. About W&T Offshore W&T Offshore, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in both the Permian Basin of West Texas and in East Texas. We have grown through acquisitions, exploration and development and currently hold working interests in approximately 72 offshore fields in federal and state waters (69 producing and three fields capable of producing). W&T currently has under lease over 1.4 million gross acres including over 710,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, over 480,000 gross acres in the deepwater and over 220,000 gross acres onshore in Texas. A substantial majority of our daily production is derived from wells we operate offshore. For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit our website at www.wtoffshore.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events, based on what we believe are reasonable assumptions. No assurance can be given, however, that these events will occur. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, among other things, market conditions, oil and gas price volatility, uncertainties inherent in oil and gas production operations and estimating reserves, unexpected future capital expenditures, competition, the success of our risk management activities, governmental regulations, uncertainties and other factors discussed in W&T Offshore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 found at www.sec.gov or at our website at www.wtoffshore.com under the Investor Relations section. We may use the terms "potential reserves," "targeted reserves," "unrisked anticipated recovery", "ultimate recovery" and "EUR" to describe estimates of potentially recoverable hydrocarbons that the SEC rules strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. These are our internal estimates of hydrocarbon quantities that may be potentially discovered through exploratory drilling or recovered with additional drilling or recovery techniques. These quantities may not constitute "reserves" within the meaning of the Society of Petroleum Engineer's Petroleum Resource Management System or SEC rules and do not include any proved reserves unless the well was included in previously disclosed proved undeveloped reserve estimates. EUR estimates and drilling locations have not been risked by Company management except where indicated. Actual locations drilled, and quantities that may be ultimately recovered from our interests could differ substantially from our estimates and targets. We make no commitment to drill all of the drilling locations which have been attributed these quantities and our drilling plans are subject to revision. Factors affecting ultimate recovery and reserve estimates and targets include actual drilling results, including geological and mechanical factors affecting recovery rates, which will vary from well to well; and the scope of our ongoing drilling program, which will be directly affected by the availability of capital, drilling and production costs, availability of drilling services and equipment, drilling results, lease expirations, transportation constraints, regulatory approvals and other factors.. Estimates of targeted reserves, potential reserves and average well EUR may change significantly as development of our oil and gas assets provide additional data. Our production forecasts, estimated and targeted initial production rates and expectations for future periods are similarly dependent upon many assumptions, including estimates of production decline rates from existing wells and the undertaking and outcome of future drilling activity, which may be affected by significant commodity price declines or drilling cost increases. Actual production will vary from well to well. W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 (In thousands, except per share data) Revenues ^ $ 259,222 $ 235,886 Operating costs and expenses: Lease operating expenses 59,341 56,663 Gathering, transportation costs and 6,233 5,706 production taxes Depreciation, depletion, amortization 108,872 88,491 and accretion General and administrative expenses 21,087 29,479 Derivative loss 3,368 39,634 Total costs and expenses 198,901 219,973 Operating income 60,321 15,913 Interest expense: Incurred 21,234 13,905 Capitalized (2,433) (3,191) Income before income tax expense 41,520 5,199 Income tax expense 14,902 1,981 Net income $ 26,618 $ 3,218 Basic and diluted earnings per common $ 0.35 $ 0.04 share Weighted average common shares 75,206 74,300 outstanding Consolidated Cash Flow Information Net cash provided by operating $ 169,834 $ 128,157 activities Capital expenditures 136,626 84,626 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Operating Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Net sales volumes: Oil (MBbls) 1,844 1,540 NGL (MBbls) 535 544 Oil and NGLs (MBbls) 2,379 2,084 Natural gas (MMcf) 12,720 14,376 Total oil and natural gas (MBoe)^(1) 4,499 4,480 Total oil and natural gas (MMcfe)^(1) 26,993 26,877 Average daily equivalent sales (MBoe/d) 50.0 49.2 Average daily equivalent sales (MMcfe/d) 299.9 295.4 Average realized sales prices (Unhedged): Oil ($/Bbl) $ 107.15 $ 110.39 NGLs ($/Bbl) 34.25 48.51 Oil and NGLs ($/Bbl) 90.75 94.24 Natural gas ($/Mcf) 3.38 2.67 Barrel of oil equivalent ($/Boe) 57.53 52.41 Natural gas equivalent ($/Mcfe) 9.59 8.74 Average realized sales prices (Hedged):^(2) Oil ($/Bbl) $ 104.83 $ 106.63 NGLs ($/Bbl) 34.25 48.51 Oil and NGLs ($/Bbl) 88.96 91.46 Natural gas ($/Mcf) 3.38 2.67 Barrel of oil equivalent ($/Boe) 56.58 51.12 Natural gas equivalent ($/Mcfe) 9.43 8.52 Average per Boe ($/Boe): Lease operating expenses $ 13.19 $ 12.65 Gathering and transportation costs and production taxes 1.39 1.27 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 24.20 19.75 General and administrative expenses 4.69 6.58 Net cash provided by operating activities 37.75 28.61 Adjusted EBITDA 37.41 32.71 Average per Mcfe ($/Mcfe): Lease operating expenses $ 2.20 $ 2.11 Gathering and transportation costs and production taxes 0.23 0.21 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 4.03 3.29 General and administrative expenses 0.78 1.10 Net cash provided by operating activities 6.29 4.77 Adjusted EBITDA 6.23 5.45 MMcfe and MBoe are determined using the ratio of six Mcf of natural gas to one Bbl of crude oil, condensate or NGLs (totals may not compute due to (1) rounding). The conversion ratio does not assume price equivalency and the price on an equivalent basis for oil, NGLs and natural gas may differ significantly. (2) Data for 2013 and 2012 includes the effects of our commodity derivative contracts that did not qualify for hedge accounting. W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 (In thousands, except share data) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 12,277 $ 12,245 Receivables: Oil and natural gas sales 97,309 97,733 Joint interest and other 35,681 56,439 Income taxes 45,638 47,884 Total receivables 178,628 202,056 Deferred income taxes 1,432 267 Prepaid expenses and other assets 22,363 25,555 Total current assets 214,700 240,123 Property and equipment – at cost: Oil and natural gas properties and equipment (full cost method, of which $125,485 at March 31, 2013 and $123,503 at December 31, 2012 were excluded from amortization) 6,836,590 6,694,510 Furniture, fixtures and other 21,949 21,786 Total property and equipment 6,858,539 6,716,296 Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and 4,759,198 4,655,841 amortization Net property and equipment 2,099,341 2,060,455 Restricted deposits for asset retirement 29,161 28,466 obligations Other assets 18,855 19,943 Total assets $ 2,362,057 $ 2,348,987 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 112,223 $ 123,885 Undistributed oil and natural gas proceeds 41,255 37,073 Asset retirement obligations 69,964 92,630 Accrued liabilities 39,067 21,021 Total current liabilities 262,509 274,609 Long-term debt 1,060,079 1,087,611 Asset retirement obligations, less current portion 308,261 291,423 Deferred income taxes 158,922 145,249 Other liabilities 8,288 8,908 Commitments and contingencies - - Shareholders' equity: Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 118,330,000 shares authorized; 78,118,803 issued and 75,249,630 outstanding at March 31, 1 1 2013, and December 31, 2012 Additional paid-in capital 398,465 396,186 Retained earnings 189,699 169,167 Treasury stock, at cost (24,167) (24,167) Total shareholders' equity 563,998 541,187 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,362,057 $ 2,348,987 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 (In thousands) Operating activities: Net income $ 26,618 $ 3,218 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion, amortization and 108,872 88,491 accretion Amortization of debt issuance costs and premium 447 586 Share-based compensation 2,255 2,659 Derivative loss 3,368 39,634 Cash payments on derivative settlements (4,271) (5,800) Deferred income taxes 12,507 2,550 Asset retirement obligation settlements (23,464) (5,384) Changes in operating assets and liabilities 43,502 2,203 Net cash provided by operating activities 169,834 128,157 Investing activities: Investment in oil and natural gas properties and (136,626) (84,626) equipment Purchases of furniture, fixtures and other (114) (500) Net cash used in investing activities (136,740) (85,126) Financing activities: Borrowings of long-term debt 112,000 84,000 Repayments of long-term debt (139,000) (117,000) Dividends to shareholders (6,020) (5,948) Other (42) (87) Net cash used in financing activities (33,062) (39,035) Increase in cash and cash equivalents 32 3,996 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 12,245 4,512 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 12,277 $ 8,508 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES Non-GAAP Information Certain financial information included in our financial results are not measures of financial performance recognized by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are "Net Income Excluding Special Items," "EBITDA" and "Adjusted EBITDA." Adjusted EBITDA Margin represents the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA to total revenues. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in its analysis of our performance. These disclosures may not be viewed as a substitute for results determined in accordance with GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures which may be reported by other companies. Reconciliation of Net Income to Net Income Excluding Special Items "Net Income Excluding Special Items" does not include the unrealized derivative (gain) loss, litigation accruals, and associated tax effects. Net Income Excluding Special Items is presented because the timing and amount of these items cannot be reasonably estimated and affect the comparability of operating results from period to period, and current periods to prior periods. Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Net income $ 26,618 $ 3,218 Unrealized commodity derivative (904) 33,834 (gain) loss Litigation accruals - 8,300 Income tax adjustment to statutory 686 (14,586) rate Net income excluding special items $ 26,400 $ 30,766 Basic and diluted earnings per common share, excluding special $ 0.35 $ 0.40 items Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA We define EBITDA as net income plus income tax expense, net interest expense, depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the unrealized gain or loss related to our derivative contracts, and litigation accruals. We believe the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information regarding our ability to service debt and to fund capital expenditures and help our investors understand our operating performance and make it easier to compare our results with those of other companies that have different financing, capital and tax structures. We believe this presentation is relevant and useful because it helps our investors understand our operating performance and make it easier to compare our results with those of other companies that have different financing, capital and tax structures. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for net income, as an indication of operating performance or cash flows from operating activities or as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as we calculate them, may not be comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures reported by other companies. In addition, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent funds available for discretionary use. The following table presents a reconciliation of our consolidated net income to consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 (In thousands) (Unaudited) Net income $ 26,618 $ 3,218 Income tax expense 14,902 1,981 Net interest expense 18,801 10,714 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 108,872 88,491 EBITDA 169,193 104,404 Adjustments: Unrealized commodity derivative (gain) loss (904) 33,834 Litigation accruals - 8,300 Adjusted EBITDA $ 168,289 $ 146,538 Adjusted EBITDA Margin 65% 62% CONTACT: Mark Brewer Danny Gibbons Investor Relations SVP & CFO firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 713-297-8024 713-624-7326 SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc. Website: http://www.wtoffshore.com
W&T Offshore Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial And Operational Results
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