Harvest Natural Resources Announces 2013 Third Quarter Results PR Newswire HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) today announced 2013 third quarter earnings and provided an operational update. Harvest reported third quarter net income of $2.0 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the same period last year. The third quarter results included exploration expenses of $1.5 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, an impairment charge on our Colombia asset of $2.3 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, and an unrealized loss on derivatives of $6.6 million, or $0.17 per share. After adding back the charges for exploration expense, impairment and unrealized losses on derivatives, net income would have been $12.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share. Petrodelta had net income during the third quarter of $96.6 million, $30.9 million net to Harvest's 32 percent interest, under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). After adjustments to Petrodelta's IFRS earnings, primarily to conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), Harvest's 32 percent share of Petrodelta's earnings was $20.6 million, compared to $16.2 million for the same period last year. Highlights for the third quarter of 2013 include: Venezuela oNegotiations continue with Pluspetrol Venezuela S.A. to acquire the outstanding shares of Harvest through a transaction in which Pluspetrol would retain Harvest's net 32 percent interest in Petrodelta while Harvest's non-Venezuelan assets would be contributed to a new company that would be spun off to our stockholders oDuring the third quarter of 2013, Petrodelta drilled and completed four wells and sold approximately 3.8 million barrels of oil (MMBO) for a daily average of approximately 41,726 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), an increase of 9 percent over the same period in 2012 oPetrodelta's current production rate is approximately 44,000 BOPD and the 2013 expected average production rate is 40,400 BOPD with capital expenditures projected at $210.0 million oFour development wells were drilled during the period, two in the El Salto field, one in the Isleno field and one in the Temblador field Gabon oNegotiation of definitive agreements continue with Vitol S.A. to acquire Harvest's 66.67% interest in the Dussafu PSC for $137.0 million in cash oAcquisition of a 1,260 square kilometer 3D seismic survey commenced in October 2013 and the first high quality seismic products are expected to be available during the second quarter of 2014 oGeoscience, reservoir engineering and economic studies have been progressed, and a field development plan is progressing Indonesia oLand access and acquisition, environmental studies, and tender prequalification and procurement are on-going oContinued work on an exploration program targeting the Pliocene and Miocene targets James A. Edmiston, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Natural Resources stated, "The two previously announced potential transactions, taken together, accurately reflect the strategic direction of the Company. In the near term, the Board and Management will remain primarily focused on a sale of the asset base of the Company in whole or in parts and a return of the proceeds to its shareholders." Mr. Edmiston continued, "While we cannot assure the shareholders that either of these potential transactions will reach closure, we believe the quality of the asset base continues to attract interest from the industry." VENEZUELA During the three months ended September 30, 2013, Petrodelta sold approximately 3.8 MMBO for a daily average of 41,726 BOPD, an increase of nine percent over the same period in 2012 and nine percent over the previous quarter. Petrodelta also sold 0.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas for a daily average of 6.5 million cubic feet per day. Petrodelta's current production rate is approximately 44,000 BOPD. During the third quarter of 2013, Petrodelta drilled and completed four development wells, two in the El Salto field, one in the Isleno field and one in the Temblador field. Currently, Petrodelta is operating five drilling rigs and one workover rig. A sixth drilling rig is rigging up. Infrastructure enhancement projects in the El Salto and Temblador fields continue. The average sale price for crude oil produced during the quarter was approximately $93.43 per barrel. In September 2013, we announced that we had entered into exclusive negotiations with Pluspetrol Venezuela S.A. (Pluspetrol) to sell the outstanding shares of Harvest through a transaction in which Pluspetrol would retain Harvest's net 32 percent interest in Petrodelta while Harvest's non-Venezuelan assets would be contributed to a new company that would be spun off to our stockholders. The total consideration would be approximately $373 million, before taking into account repayment of our long-term debt, payment of costs and other obligations, and customary working capital adjustments. The assets to be spun off would primarily include our interests in Gabon and Indonesia. While our obligation to negotiate exclusively with Pluspetrol has expired, we are continuing to discuss with Pluspetrol on a non-exclusive basis entering into a definitive agreement that would entail this transaction or one similarly structured. EXPLORATION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES Dussafu Project - Gabon (Dussafu PSC) Operational activities during the three months ended September 30, 2013 included continuation of planning for a cluster field development. Geoscience, reservoir engineering and economic studies have been progressed, and a field development plan is progressing Acquisition of a 1,260 square kilometer 3D seismic survey commenced in October 2013, and the first high quality seismic products are expected to be available during the second quarter of 2014. The survey will provide the first 3D coverage over the outboard, where significant pre-salt prospectivity has been recognized on 2D data. The pre-salt is currently the focus of deep water exploration activity offshore Gabon. The new 3D seismic data will also enhance the placement of future development wells in the Ruche and Tortue development program. On September 27, 2013, HNR Global Holding B.V., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into exclusive negotiations with Vitol S.A. to sell Harvest Dussafu B.V., which holds the Company's 66.67% interest in the Dussafu PSC, for $137.0 million in cash. Net proceeds from the sale are estimated to be approximately $121.8 million after deductions for $3.5 million in transaction related costs and $11.7 million in taxes. Budong-Budong PSC - Indonesia Operational activities during the three months ended September 30, 2013 included continued work on an exploration program targeting the Pliocene and Miocene targets encountered in the previous two wells. Land access and acquisition; environmental studies; construction and upgrades to access roads, bridges, and well site; permitting; and tender prequalification and procurement are on-going. Colombia Harvest received notices of default from our partners for failing to comply with certain terms of the farmout agreements for Block VSM 14 and Block VSM 15. Also approvals from the government of the Republic of Colombia in connection with our interest remain pending. The Company is discussing this situation with our partners to see how we may be able to cure these defaults and reform the agreements. Unless the Company is successful at doing so, our partners may terminate the farmout agreements, and Harvest would relinquish our interests in the Blocks. After evaluating these circumstances, the Company determined that it was appropriate to fully impair the costs associated with these interests, and we recorded an impairment charge of $2.3 million during the three months ended September 30, 2013. Non-GAAP Financial Measures These measures are included due to the significant nature of Petrodelta's earnings to Harvest. In this press release, Petrodelta's adjusted EBITDA disclosure is not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and Petrodelta's financials are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations of net income or cash flows from operating activities. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because we believe it provides additional information with respect to both the performance of our fundamental business activities as well as our ability to internally fund our future capital expenditures and working capital requirements. We also believe that financial analysts commonly use adjusted EBITDA to analyze Petrodelta's performance. The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, investment earnings, current income taxes and certain non-cash items in the Company's statements of operations, including depreciation, depletion and amortization, accretion of asset retirement obligations, deferred income taxes, certain employee compensation charges and gains or losses from foreign exchange. Although we present selected items that we consider in evaluating our performance, you should also be aware that the items presented do not represent all items that affect comparability between the periods presented. Variations in our operating results are also caused by changes in volumes, prices, exchange rates and numerous other factors. These types of variations are not separately identified in this release, but are discussed, as applicable, in management's discussion and analysis of operating results in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income and cash flows from operating activities for the periods presented is included in the tables attached to this release. Conference Call The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, November12, 2013, during which management will discuss Harvest's 2013 third quarter results. To access the conference call, dial 800-533-7954 or 785-830-1924, five to ten minutes prior to the start time. At that time you will be asked to provide the passcode, which is 8070567. A recording of the conference call will also be available for replay at 719-457-0820, passcode 8070567, through 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013. The conference call will also be transmitted over the internet through the Company's website at www.harvestnr.com. To listen to the live webcast, enter the website fifteen minutes before the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the webcast will be available beginning shortly after the call and will remain on the website for approximately 90 days. About Harvest Natural Resources: Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an independent energy company with principal operations in Venezuela, exploration assets in Indonesia, West Africa, and China, and business development offices in Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information visit the Company's website at www.harvestnr.com. CONTACT: Stephen C. Haynes Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (281) 899-5716 This press release may contain projections and other 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. They include estimates and timing of expected oil and gas production, oil and gas reserve projections of future oil pricing, future expenses, planned capital expenditures, anticipated cash flow and our business strategy. All statements other than statements of historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual results may differ materially from Harvest's expectations as a result of factors discussed in Harvest's September 30, 2013 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other public filings. Harvest may use certain terms such as resource base, contingent resources, prospective resources, probable reserves, possible reserves, non-proved reserves or other descriptions of volumes of reserves. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and accordingly, are subject to substantially greater risk of being actually realized by the Company. HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) September 30, December 31, 2013 2012 (unaudited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,926 $ 72,627 Restricted cash 84 1,000 Accounts receivable, net 1,860 2,955 Advances to equity affiliate - 656 Deferred income taxes 821 821 Prepaid expenses and other 890 1,460 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 7,581 79,519 OTHER ASSETS 6,258 7,613 LONG-TERM RECEIVABLE–EQUITY AFFILIATE 14,947 14,346 INVESTMENT IN EQUITY AFFILIATE 495,643 412,823 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 106,855 82,536 TOTAL ASSETS $ 631,284 $ 596,837 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable, trade and other $ 3,458 $ 3,970 Accrued expenses 9,941 30,748 Accrued interest 2,569 624 Income taxes payable 85 102 Other current liabilities 1,209 3,538 Total current liabilities 17,262 38,982 LONG-TERM DEBT 76,793 74,839 EMBEDDED DERIVATIVE –DEBT 3,487 - WARRANT DERIVATIVE LIABILITY 4,757 5,470 OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 640 1,108 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Common stock and paid-in capital 266,323 264,104 Retained earnings 214,962 181,378 Treasury stock (66,217) (66,145) TOTAL HARVEST STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 415,068 379,337 NONCONTROLLING INTEREST 113,277 97,101 TOTAL EQUITY 528,345 476,438 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 631,284 $ 596,837 HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands except per share data, unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 EXPENSES: Depreciation and amortization $ 83 $ 98 $ 257 $ 292 Exploration expense 1,486 1,789 5,890 5,163 Impairment expense 2,277 - 2,277 - Dry hole costs - - - 767 General and administrative 8,244 4,810 19,325 16,462 12,090 6,697 27,749 22,684 LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (12,090) (6,697) (27,749) (22,684) OTHER NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE): Investment earnings and other 116 82 280 231 Unrealized gain (loss) on (6,559) 249 (2,774) (960) derivatives Interest expense (1,152) (19) (3,417) (145) Debt conversion expense - (946) - (3,348) Other non-operating expenses (38) (1,078) (651) (2,801) Foreign currency transaction (131) (22) (222) (75) loss (7,764) (1,734) (6,784) (7,098) LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES (19,854) (8,431) (34,533) (29,782) INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT) (765) 1,723 (2,141) (519) LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE NET INCOME FROM EQUITY (19,089) (10,154) (32,392) (29,263) AFFILIATE NET INCOME FROM EQUITY 25,747 20,299 82,820 60,024 AFFILIATE NET INCOME FROM CONTINUING 6,658 10,145 50,428 30,761 OPERATIONS DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (12) (344) (668) (7,913) NET INCOME 6,646 9,801 49,760 22,848 LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTEREST 4,693 4,050 16,176 11,912 NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO $ 1,953 $ 5,751 $ 33,584 $ 10,936 HARVEST NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO HARVEST PER COMMON SHARE: Basic: Net income from continuing $ 0.05 $ 0.16 $ 0.88 $ 0.51 operations Discontinued operations (0.00) (0.01) (0.02) (0.21) Net income attributable to $ 0.05 $ 0.15 $ 0.86 $ 0.30 Harvest Diluted: Net income from continuing $ 0.05 $ 0.16 $ 0.87 $ 0.51 operations Discontinued operations (0.00) (0.01) (0.02) (0.21) Net income attributable to $ 0.05 $ 0.15 $ 0.85 $ 0.30 Harvest WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING: Basic 39,362 38,067 39,192 36,780 Diluted 39,418 38,780 39,318 37,014 HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (in thousands, unaudited) Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net income $ 49,760 $ 22,848 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 270 316 Dry hole costs - 5,617 Impairment expense 2,277 - Amortization of debt financing costs 1,102 377 Amortization of discount on debt 1,954 - Foreign currency transaction loss on 436 - revaluation Debt conversion expense - 2,758 Allowance for account and note receivable - 5,180 Write-off of accounts payable, carry - (3,596) obligation Net income from equity affiliate (82,820) (60,024) Share-based compensation-related charges 2,097 2,809 Unrealized loss on derivatives 2,774 960 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 1,095 9,086 Prepaid expenses and other 570 (1,693) Other assets 468 (984) Accounts payable (512) (6,429) Accrued expenses (6,248) (1,830) Accrued interest (147) (1,329) Other current liabilities (2,329) - Other long-term liabilities (468) 146 Income taxes payable (17) 862 NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES (29,738) (24,926) CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Additions of property and equipment (39,177) (14,733) Advances to equity affiliate (381) (302) Restricted cash 916 1,200 NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (38,642) (13,835) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Net proceeds from issuances of common stock 122 700 Treasury stock (72) - Financing costs (371) (466) NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN ) FINANCING ACTIVITIES (321) 234 NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (68,701) (38,527) CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF 72,627 58,946 PERIOD CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD $ 3,926 $ 20,419 PETRODELTA, S. A. STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands except per BOE and per share amounts, unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 $/BOE - net $/BOE - net Barrels of oil sold 3,839 3,512 MCF of gas sold 598 412 Total BOE 3,939 3,581 Total BOE - Net of 33% 2,626 2,387 Royalty Average price/barrel $ 93.43 $ 92.43 Average price/mcf $ 1.54 $ 1.54 REVENUES: Oil sales $ 358,692 $ 324,608 Gas sales 923 635 Royalty (119,259) (108,371) 240,356 $ 91.53 216,872 $ 90.85 EXPENSES: Operating expenses 25,641 9.76 34,246 14.35 Workovers 10,476 3.99 2,855 1.20 Depletion, depreciation, 23,096 8.80 22,238 9.32 amortization General and administrative 6,092 2.32 5,418 2.26 Windfall profits tax 67,751 25.80 71,982 30.15 133,056 50.67 136,739 57.28 INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 107,300 40.86 80,133 33.57 Investment earnings and 7 - 2 - other Foreign currency transaction 11,634 4.43 - - gain Interest expense (3,238) (1.23) (2,975) (1.25) Income before income tax 115,703 44.06 77,160 32.32 Current income tax expense 61,523 23.43 32,678 13.69 Deferred income tax benefit (42,453) (16.17) (1,237) (0.52) NET INCOME 96,633 $ 36.80 45,719 $ 19.15 Adjustment to reconcile to reported net income from equity affiliate: Deferred income tax expense 26,337 (2,501) (benefit) Sports Law under(over) 184 (168) accrual Net income equity affiliate 70,112 48,388 Equity interest in equity 40% 40% affiliate Income before amortization of excess basis in equity 28,044 19,355 affiliate Conform depletion expense to (1,230) 1,511 US GAAP, net of tax Amortization of excess basis (1,067) (567) in equity affiliate Net income from equity $ 25,747 $ 20,299 affiliate Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Reconcile NET INCOME as reported under IFRS to adjusted EBITDA: NET INCOME $ 96,633 $ 36.80 $ 45,719 $ 19.15 Add back non-cash items: Depletion, depreciation and 23,096 8.80 22,238 9.32 amortization Deferred income tax benefit (42,453) (16.17) (1,237) (0.52) Foreign currency transaction (11,634) (4.43) - - gain CASH FROM OPERATIONS 65,642 25.00 66,720 27.95 Investment earnings and (7) - (2) - other Interest expense 3,238 1.23 2,975 1.25 Current income tax expense 61,523 23.43 32,678 13.69 Adjusted EBITDA $ 130,396 $ 49.66 $ 102,371 $ 42.89 Harvest 32% of Adjusted $ 41,727 $ 15.89 $ 32,759 $ EBITDA 13.72 PETRODELTA, S. A. STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands except per BOE and per share amounts, unaudited) Nine months Ended September 30, 2013 2012 $/BOE - net $/BOE - net Barrels of oil sold 10,677 9,810 MCF of gas sold 1,973 1,536 Total BOE 11,006 10,066 Total BOE - Net of 33% 7,338 6,711 Royalty Average price/barrel $ 92.73 $ 98.63 Average price/mcf $ 1.54 $ 1.54 REVENUES: Oil sales $ 990,104 $ 967,579 Gas sales 3,046 2,369 Royalty (329,021) (321,807) 664,129 $ 90.51 648,141 $ 96.58 EXPENSES: Operating expenses 88,310 12.03 75,890 11.31 Workovers 18,929 2.58 11,912 1.77 Depletion, depreciation, 64,430 8.79 61,878 9.22 amortization General and administrative 18,176 2.48 15,345 2.29 Windfall profits tax 185,725 25.31 231,407 34.48 375,570 51.19 396,432 59.07 INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 288,559 39.32 251,709 37.51 Investment earnings and 10 - 4 - other Foreign currency transaction 193,020 26.30 - - gain Windfall profits tax credit 36,371 4.96 - - Interest expense (9,163) (1.25) (7,578) (1.13) Income before income tax 508,797 69.33 244,135 36.38 Current income tax expense 243,260 33.15 106,016 15.80 Deferred income tax benefit (83,563) (11.39) (32,121) (4.79) NET INCOME 349,100 47.57 170,240 25.37 Adjustment to reconcile to reported net income from equity affiliate: Deferred income tax benefit 83,957 25,798 Reversal of windfall profits 36,371 - tax credit Sports Law under(over) (4) (933) accrual Net income equity affiliate 228,776 145,375 Equity interest in equity 40% 40% affiliate Income before amortization of excess basis in equity 91,510 58,150 affiliate Conform depletion expense to (6,101) 3,468 US GAAP, net of tax Amortization of excess basis (2,589) (1,594) in equity affiliate Net income from equity $ 82,820 $ 60,024 affiliate Non-GAAP Financial Measures: Reconcile NET INCOME as reported under IFRS to adjusted EBITDA: NET INCOME $ 349,100 $ 47.57 $ 170,240 $ 25.37 Add back non-cash items: Depletion, depreciation and 64,430 8.79 61,878 9.22 amortization Deferred income tax benefit (83,563) (11.39) (32,121) (4.79) Foreign currency transaction (193,020) (26.30) - - gain Windfall profit tax credit (net of tax) (non-recurring (36,371) (4.96) - - item) CASH FROM OPERATIONS 100,576 13.71 199,997 29.80 Investment earnings and (10) - (4) - other Interest expense 9,163 1.25 7,578 1.13 Current income tax expense 243,260 33.15 106,016 15.80 Adjusted EBITDA $ 352,989 $ 48.11 $ 313,587 $ 46.73 Harvest 32% of Adjusted $ 112,956 $ 15.40 $ 100,348 $ EBITDA 14.95 SOURCE Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. Website: http://www.harvestnr.com
Harvest Natural Resources Announces 2013 Third Quarter Results
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