QEP Resources Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

  QEP Resources Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results    *Delivered record Adjusted EBITDA.   *Reported record total equivalent production of 83.9 Bcfe during the     quarter, an increase of 8% compared to the second quarter 2013.   *Increased daily crude oil production by 67% over the second quarter 2013     to 43.7 Mbod driven by Williston Basin oil production growth of nearly 80%     and the first full quarter of production from properties in the Permian     Basin.   *Increased daily production from Permian Basin properties by 16% from the     first quarter 2014 to approximately 7.7 Mboed.   *Increased crude oil to 27% of total equivalent production from 18% in the     second quarter 2013.   *Completed the first company-operated horizontal well in the Permian Basin     in the Wolfcamp B zone with production results in line with pre-drill     expectations.   *Closed on the sale of multiple non-core E&P assets for aggregate proceeds     of $702 million before post-closing adjustments.   *Entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 40% interest in QEP's     affiliate Green River Processing, LLC to QEP Midstream Partners, LP     ("QEPM") for an aggregate price of $230.0 million, which was subsequently     closed on July 1, 2014.  Business Wire  DENVER -- August 6, 2014  QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) ("QEP" or the "Company") today reported second quarter 2014 financial and operating results. The Company reported a net loss during the second quarter 2014 of $92.3 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to net income of $178.4 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2013.  Net income or loss includes non-cash gains and losses associated with the change in the fair value of derivative instruments, gains and losses from asset sales, and impairment charges. Excluding these items, the Company’s Adjusted Net Income (a non-GAAP measure) was $67.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the second quarter 2014, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $62.9 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the comparable 2013 period. The increase in Adjusted Net Income was due primarily to higher oil and NGL production partially offset by higher lease operating expenses and production taxes and a realized loss on derivative instruments of $34.1 million in the second quarter 2014 compared to a realized gain of $30.8 million in the comparable 2013 period.  Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) was a record $400.8 million for the second quarter 2014, compared to $389.5 million in the second quarter 2013, a 3% increase. (The definition of Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income to net income are provided within the financial tables of this release.)  “We continue to make solid progress on our strategy of positioning QEP to have a more focused asset portfolio with significant positions in high-return, high-margin plays. After successfully closing the acquisition of Permian Basin properties in first quarter of this year, we completed the sale of several non-core properties in the second quarter, continuing our shift toward a more focused upstream portfolio that is also more balanced between crude oil and natural gas exposure,” commented Chuck Stanley, Chairman, President and CEO of QEP Resources. “Excluding realized gains and losses on commodity derivatives, QEP Energy’s EBITDA per Mcfe has expanded by 25% over the prior year period, direct confirmation that our strategic shift to higher margin crude oil properties is working.”  “Also, we continue to make progress on the previously-announced separation of our midstream business to unlock additional value for shareholders. We are pursuing multiple avenues to achieve the midstream separation, ranging from an outright sale of the business to a straight spin-off of the business to QEP shareholders. To prepare for the possibility of a straight spin-off or various spin-merge transaction structures, we filed a Form-10 with the SEC in the second quarter. In parallel with the Form-10 filing, we are also in the second and final round of evaluating strong offers from interested parties and we expect to reach a final decision on a path forward to separation in the third quarter. Our ultimate objective is the maximization of shareholder value and the continuation of profitable midstream operations as part of a viable, competitive midstream entity.”  “Operationally, our asset managers delivered a solid quarter of execution. In the crude oil-rich Williston and Permian basins, average daily production increased 15% and 16%, respectively, from the prior quarter. In the Lower Mesaverde formation in the Uinta Basin, our three horizontal wells completed to date -- utilizing a new and innovative drilling and completion technique -- have an average maximum daily rate of over 9 MMcfed. We believe this new technique will dramatically improve the economics of developing the multiple Tcfe of proved and probable reserves across our acreage.”  "We also remain focused on maintaining financial strength and flexibility. In the second quarter, we completed the sale of multiple non-core E&P properties and completed a midstream dropdown, offsetting the cost of our Permian Basin acquisition and dramatically decreasing our net debt while streamlining our portfolio and improving our organic growth potential.”  "Overall, we continue to maintain our relentless focus on shareholder value creation through: growing oil production from our Williston Basin assets, integrating and accelerating development of our newly acquired Permian Basin assets, redesigning our Uinta Basin development plan, divesting non-core E&P assets, and completing the separation of our midstream business,” concluded Stanley.  Slides for the second quarter 2014 with maps and other supporting materials referred to in this release are posted on the Company’s website at www.qepres.com.   QEP Financial Results Summary  Adjusted EBITDA by Subsidiary^(1)              Three Months Ended                        Six Months Ended                 June 30,                                     June 30,                 2014         2013         Change       2014         2013         Change                 (in millions) QEP             $ 373.1         $ 332.1         12  %        $ 704.9         $ 655.8         7    % Energy QEP Field       29.0            58.3            (50 )%       82.2            111.5           (26  )% Services QEP Marketing       (1.3    )       (0.9    )       (44 )%       —              (2.8    )       (100 )% and Resources Adjusted        $ 400.8        $ 389.5        3   %        $ 787.1        $ 764.5        3    % EBITDA                  See attached financial tables of this release for a    ^(1)   reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income attributable to                QEP.                  QEP Energy    *Net natural gas equivalent production increased by 8% to 83.9 Bcfe in the     second quarter 2014 compared to 77.9 Bcfe in the second quarter 2013, due     primarily to increased crude oil and NGL production in the Williston Basin     and the addition of Permian Basin acquisition production offset by     decreased gas production in the Haynesville and Midcontinent areas. Crude     oil and NGL production increased 67% and 69%, respectively, while natural     gas production decreased 15%, in the second quarter 2014, compared to     2013.   *Adjusted EBITDA increased 12% compared to the second quarter 2013, driven     by increases in crude oil and NGL production volumes. This increase was     partially offset by decreases of 7% and 17%, respectively, in the net     realized prices of crude oil and NGL.   *Crude oil and NGL revenues increased 66% compared to the second quarter     2013, and represented approximately 66% of field-level production     revenues.   *QEP Energy's capital investment (on an accrual basis) for the first half     of 2014 was $762.6 million excluding $942.1 million related to the Permian     Basin acquisition.  QEP Field Services    *QEP Field Services’ Adjusted EBITDA decreased $29.3 million during during     the second quarter 2014 compared to the prior-year period. The decrease in     second quarter 2014 Adjusted EBITDA was driven primarily by increased     general and administrative (G&A) expense related to outside professional     services associated with current transactions and the costs associated     with QEPM operating as a public company. Gathering margin decreased by     $7.2 million compared to the second quarter 2013 due primarily to a     decline in other gathering revenue. Processing margin decreased by $4.9     million due primarily to decreased NGL sales volumes and an increase in     transportation expense.    *QEP Field Services’ capital investment (on an accrual basis) for the first     half of 2014 totaled $37.6 million.  QEP Resources    *During the second quarter of 2014, G&A expense increased $23.3 million     compared to the second quarter of 2013. The increase in G&A in 2014 was     primarily due to the following: a $5.5 million increase in professional     services and related compensation costs mainly related to the Enterprise     Resource Planning system implementation; costs associated with QEPM     operating as a public company and current transactions, including the QEP     Field Services separation and QEPM’s Green River Processing acquisition; a     $5.2 million increase in labor and benefits costs associated with an     increase in the number of employees; a $4.6 million increase in the     mark-to-market value of the compensation plans due to the recent increase     in QEP’s stock price; $4.4 million related to an increase in the allowance     for uncollectible accounts; and a $2.5 million increase for retention     bonuses related to the QEP Field Services separation.  QEP 2014 Guidance  QEP Resources' full year 2014 guidance is shown below. The Company’s updated guidance assumes ethane recovery for the remainder of 2014 and other assumptions summarized in the table below:                 Guidance and Assumptions                                                                       2014                              2014          2014                                                                                Second                                                                       Half                                 Previous           Current            Current                                                                                             Forecast           Forecast           Forecast           QEP Energy oil        14.2 -             14.7 -             7.4 -           production            15.2          15.2          7.9           (MMBbl)           QEP Energy NGL        3.8 -              6.0 -              2.5 -           production            4.3                6.3                2.8           (MMBbl)           QEP Energy           natural gas        166 -         165 -         72 - 82           production            181                175           (Bcf)           QEP Energy           total                 274 -              289 -              132 -           equivalent            298                304                146           production           (Bcfe)                                                                                  Lease operating           and                   $1.50 -            $1.50 -            $1.50 -           transportation        $1.65              $1.65              $1.65           expense (per           Mcfe)           QEP Energy           Depletion,           Depreciation          $3.30 -            $3.10 -            $3.25 -           and                   $3.60              $3.25              $3.50           Amortization           (per Mcfe)           Production and           property taxes,           % of                  9% - 10%           8% - 9%            8% - 9%           field-level           revenue                                                                                                        (figures below in millions)           QEP Resources           General and           $190 -             $225 -             $103 -           Administrative        $210               $235               $113           Expense                                                                                  QEP Energy            $1,600 -           $1,725 -           $962 -           capital               $1,700             $1,825             $1,062           investment^(1)           QEP Field           Services              $80                $75                $37           capital           investment           Corporate and           other capital      $25           $15           $8           investment           Total QEP           Resources             $1,705 -           $1,815 -           $1,007 -           capital               $1,805             $1,915             $1,107           investment                                                                         ^(1)   Excludes acquisitions and leasehold and assumes no sale or spinoff of          QEP Field Services            Operations Summary  QEP Energy  Williston Basin  Williston Basin net production averaged approximately 35.6 Mboed (94% liquids) during the second quarter 2014, a 15% improvement over the first quarter 2014, and a 75% improvement over the second quarter 2013. The Company completed and turned to sales 31 gross operated wells during the quarter, including 27 wells in South Antelope and 4 wells in the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Company also participated in seven gross outside-operated Bakken/Three Forks wells that were completed and turned to sales during the quarter (average working interest 4%). QEP Energy continues to reduce drill times and set a new company record in the second quarter of 14.9 days from the start of drilling to total depth.  At the end of the second quarter, QEP Energy had 18 gross operated wells waiting on completion (average working interest 88%) in the Williston Basin and eight operated rigs running on the South Antelope acreage. In addition, the Company had interests in 41 gross outside-operated wells being drilled (average working interest 4%) and 26 gross outside-operated wells waiting on completion (average working interest 10%) at the end of the second quarter.  Slides 6-8 depict QEP Energy's acreage and activity in the Bakken/Three Forks play.  Permian Basin  QEP Energy closed the previously announced Permian Basin acquisition on February 25, ^ 2014 and assumed field-level operations on April 1, 2014. Daily production during the second quarter 2014 averaged 7.7 Mboed (78% liquids). In the second quarter, QEP Energy completed and turned 14 gross wells to sales including one horizontal Wolfcamp B well with a maximum daily production rate of 833 Boed and a maximum average 30-day production rate of 637 Boed.  At end of second quarter, QEP Energy had seven operated rigs in the Permian Basin; five drilling vertical Atokaberry wells and two drilling horizontal targets in the Wolfcamp B and D sections. QEP Energy had six gross operated wells waiting on completion (average working interest of 87%) at end of the second quarter comprised of one horizontal and five vertical wells.  Slides 9-10 depict QEP Energy's acreage and activity in the northern Midland Basin.  Pinedale Anticline  During the second quarter 2014, QEP Energy's Pinedale net production averaged 278 MMcfed (24% liquids). QEP Energy began recovering ethane from Pinedale production on October 1, 2013, and partial ethane recovery continued throughout the first half of 2014. Currently, the Company plans to recover ethane for the remainder of 2014.  At the end of the second quarter, QEP Energy had four rigs operating at Pinedale. In the second quarter, drill times from spud to total depth averaged 11.3 days, compared to an average of 12.0 days in 2013. The Company completed and turned to sales 35 gross Pinedale wells during the second quarter 2014, including two wells for which QEP Energy was the operator but owns only a small overriding royalty interest. At the end of the second quarter, the Company had 50 gross Pinedale wells with QEP working interests drilled, cased and waiting on completion (average working interest 70%).  The Company currently expects to complete a total of approximately 110-115 gross wells during 2014, including approximately ten wells for which QEP Energy is the designated operator but owns only a small overriding royalty interest.  Please refer to slides 11-12 for additional details on the Company's Pinedale operations.  Uinta Basin  During the second quarter 2014, Uinta Basin net production averaged 74 MMcfed (36% liquids) of which 33 MMcfed (29% liquids) was from the Lower Mesaverde play. QEP Energy began recovering ethane from Uinta Basin gas production on October 1, 2013, and partial ethane recovery continued throughout the first half of 2014. Currently, the Company plans to recover ethane for the remainder of 2014.  At the end of the second quarter, the Company had one operated drilling rig working in the Lower Mesaverde play, 82 producing wells in the play, one well drilling (working interest 100%) and one well waiting on completion (working interest 100%). At the end of the second quarter, the Company was drilling its fourth horizontal Lower Mesaverde well and continues to make improvements on drill times and completion designs. The new drilling and completion approach could considerably improve the field development economics and lead to an accelerated drilling plan.  In addition to Lower Mesaverde activity, during the second quarter 2014 the Company had one rig drilling vertical wells targeting multiple crude oil-bearing limestone and sandstone reservoirs in the Lower Green River Formation, at an average true vertical depth of 5,500 feet.  Slides 13-14 depict QEP Energy's acreage and additional details of the Lower Mesaverde play.  QEP Field Services  QEP Field Services' processing margin (total processing plant revenues less shrink, transportation, fractionation, and operating expenses) was $24.9 million during the second quarter 2014, a 16% decrease compared to the $29.8 million generated in the second quarter 2013. This decline was driven by a 37% decrease in the keep-whole margin (NGL sales revenue less shrink, transportation and fractionation expenses), which was $9.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $14.5 million a year earlier, and a 2% decrease in fee-based processing revenues. The decline in keep-whole margin was due to lower NGL prices, higher transportation expense, increased shrinkage cost as a result of increased natural gas prices, and lower NGL volumes as a result of accounting for an adjustment in NGL transportation line fill volumes.  Gathering margin declined 17% during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013, due primarily to lower deficiency fee revenue in the period compared to the second quarter of 2013, as well as an 8% decrease in gathering system throughput. The decrease in gathering system throughput was due primarily to the ongoing suspension of drilling in Haynesville by QEP Energy, which resulted in a 40% decline in Haynesville volumes. Gathering volumes were also lower on the Uinta gathering system and QEPM's Vermillion gathering system. Approximately 84% and 79% of QEP Field Services' combined gathering and processing margin was derived from fee-based gathering and processing agreements in the second quarter 2014 and 2013, respectively.  As a result of the initial public offering of QEPM in the third quarter of 2013, QEP Field Services saw an increase in net income attributable to noncontrolling interest. For the second quarter 2014, this change resulted in negative impacts on QEP's net income and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.1 million and $7.5 million, respectively.  Second Quarter 2014 Results Conference Call  QEP Resources’ management will discuss second quarter 2014 results in a conference call on Thursday, August 7, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call can be accessed at www.qepres.com. You may also participate in the conference call by dialing (877) 869-3847 in the U.S. or Canada and (201) 689-8261 for international calls. A replay of the teleconference will be available on the website immediately after the call through September 8, 2014, or by dialing (877) 660-6853 in the U.S. or Canada and (201) 612-7415 for international calls, and then entering the conference ID # 13586971. In addition, QEP’s slides for the second quarter 2014, with updated maps showing QEP’s leasehold and current activity for key operating areas discussed in this release, can be found on the Company’s website.  About QEP Resources, Inc.  QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) is a leading independent natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company focused in two major regions: the Northern Region (primarily the Rockies and the Williston Basin) and the Southern Region (primarily Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana) of the United States. QEP Resources also gathers, compresses, treats, processes and stores natural gas. QEP Resources is the majority owner of QEP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:QEPM) and owns 100% of the partnership’s general partner. For more information, visit QEP Resources' website at: www.qepres.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “estimates,” “expects,” “should,” “will” or other similar expressions. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections, which are subject to a wide range of uncertainties and business risks. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding: forecasted production, lease operating and transportation expense, DD&A expense, general and administrative expense, property taxes and capital investment for 2014 and related assumptions for such guidance; maintaining financial flexibility; growing oil production from our Williston Basin assets; plans to recover ethane in 2014; plans to drill and complete wells; potential locations and anticipated results from changes in drilling designs in the Uinta Basin; focus on shareholder value creation; integration and acceleration of development of the Permian Basin properties; separation of the midstream business; financial position; focus on upstream assets; and importance of non-GAAP financial measures. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the availability of capital; global geopolitical and macroeconomic factors; general economic conditions, including interest rates; changes in local, regional, national and global demand for natural gas, oil and NGL; natural gas, NGL and oil prices; impact of new laws and regulations, including regulations regarding the flaring of natural gas, the use of hydraulic fracture stimulation and the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; elimination of federal income tax deductions for oil and gas exploration and development; drilling results; shortages of oilfield equipment, services and personnel; operating risks such as unexpected drilling conditions; transportation constraints; weather conditions; changes in maintenance and construction costs and possible inflationary pressures; permitting delays; the availability and cost of credit; outcome of contingencies such as legal proceedings; inability to successfully integrate acquired assets; inadequate supplies of water and/or lack of water disposal sources; the outcome of litigation; and the other risks discussed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. QEP Resources undertakes no obligation to publicly correct or update the forward-looking statements in this news release, in other documents, or on the website to reflect future events or circumstances. All such statements are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.  Disclosures regarding Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR)  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or through reliable technology to be economically and legally producible at specific prices and existing economic and operating conditions. The SEC permits optional disclosure of probable and possible reserves, however QEP has made no such disclosures in its filings with the SEC. QEP uses certain terms in its periodic news releases and other presentation materials such as “estimated ultimate recovery” or “EUR”, “resource potential”, and “net resource potential”. These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved, probable or possible reserves and accordingly are subject to substantially more risks of actually being realized. The SEC guidelines strictly prohibit QEP from including such estimates in filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to closely consider the disclosures about the Company’s reserves in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December31, 2013, and in other reports on file with the SEC.   QEP RESOURCES, INC.  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  (Unaudited)                     Three Months Ended           Six Months Ended                        June 30,                        June 30,                        2014         2013            2014         2013 REVENUES               (in millions except per share data) Gas sales              $ 215.1         $ 218.1         $ 437.6         $ 415.7 Oil sales              358.8           208.3           647.5           402.5 NGL sales              92.9            75.3            194.0           143.7 Gathering, processing and         34.0            42.6            78.4            88.2 other Purchased gas, oil and NGL            235.9          206.7          463.1          397.4    sales Total Revenues         936.7          751.0          1,820.6        1,447.5  OPERATING EXPENSES Purchased gas, oil and NGL            235.7           207.0           460.0           403.8 expense Lease operating        57.5            43.5            112.8           82.4 expense Gas, oil and NGL transportation         54.3            37.3            97.7            71.3 and other handling costs Gathering, processing and         24.8            23.5            50.6            44.1 other General and            64.2            40.9            120.8           86.9 administrative Production and         56.1            39.3            105.4           75.2 property taxes Depreciation, depletion and          249.7           249.8           489.9           504.0 amortization Exploration            1.7             2.6             3.9             7.7 expenses Impairment             1.5            0.2            3.5            0.2      Total Operating        745.5           644.1           1,444.6         1,275.6 Expenses Net gain (loss)        (201.0  )       100.4          (198.6  )       100.2    from asset sales OPERATING INCOME       (9.8    )       207.3           177.4           272.1 (LOSS) Realized and unrealized losses on              (88.0   )       114.0           (168.9  )       79.4 derivative contracts Interest and           0.8             3.1             3.7             5.1 other income Income from unconsolidated         1.2             1.6             3.4             2.9 affiliates Interest expense       (45.7   )       (41.4   )       (88.2   )       (80.8   ) INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME          (141.5  )       284.6           (72.6   )       278.7 TAXES Income tax (provision)            54.2           (104.8  )       30.8           (102.6  ) benefit NET INCOME             (87.3   )       179.8           (41.8   )       176.1 (LOSS) Net income attributable to        (5.0    )       (1.4    )       (10.8   )       (2.0    ) noncontrolling interest NET INCOME (LOSS)                 $ (92.3 )       $ 178.4        $ (52.6 )       $ 174.1  ATTRIBUTABLE TO QEP                                                                                 Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share Attributable to QEP Basic                  $ (0.51 )       $ 0.99          $ (0.29 )       $ 0.97 Diluted                $ (0.51 )       $ 0.99          $ (0.29 )       $ 0.97                                                                                 Weighted-average common shares outstanding Used in basic          180.1           179.3           179.9           179.1 calculation Used in diluted        180.1           179.5           179.9           179.4 calculation Dividends per          $ 0.02          $ 0.02          $ 0.04          $ 0.04 common share                                                                                                                                                                   QEP RESOURCES, INC.  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  (Unaudited)                                      June 30,                     December 31,                                                                                             2014                         2013 ASSETS                               (in millions) Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents            $ 702.3                      $  11.9 Accounts receivable, net             555.7                        408.5 Fair value of derivative             —                            0.2 contracts Gas, oil and NGL inventories, at lower of average cost or          8.6                          13.4 market Deferred income taxes -              50.7                         30.6 current Prepaid expenses and other           66.7                        54.4        Total Current Assets                 1,384.0                     519.0       Property, Plant and Equipment (successful efforts method for oil and gas properties) Proved properties                    11,231.2                     11,571.4 Unproved properties                  1,120.1                      665.1 Midstream field services             1,735.2                      1,698.1 Marketing and resources              92.1                         85.5 Material and supplies                66.0                        59.0        Total Property, Plant and            14,244.6                    14,079.1    Equipment Less Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Exploration and production           4,680.5                      4,930.9 Midstream field services             441.1                        409.7 Marketing and resources              26.7                        22.1        Total Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and          5,148.3                     5,362.7     Amortization Net Property, Plant and              9,096.3                     8,716.4     Equipment Investment in unconsolidated         36.7                         39.0 affiliates Fair value of derivative             1.7                          1.0 contracts Restricted Cash                      —                            50.0 Other noncurrent assets              44.1                        51.4        TOTAL ASSETS                         $ 10,562.8                  $  9,376.8                                                                                LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current Liabilities Checks outstanding in excess         $ 5.7                        $  90.9 of cash balances Accounts payable and accrued         692.6                        434.9 expenses Production and property taxes        65.7                         51.8 Interest payable                     37.1                         37.2 Fair value of derivative             109.3                       26.7        contracts Total Current Liabilities            910.4                        641.5 Long-term debt                       3,910.8                      2,997.5 Deferred income taxes                1,597.6                      1,560.6 Asset retirement obligations         188.5                        191.8 Fair value of derivative             16.1                         — contracts Other long-term liabilities          113.5                        108.6 Commitments and contingencies (see Note 11) EQUITY Common stock - par value $0.01 per share; 500.0 million shares authorized; 180.8             1.8                          1.8 million and 179.7 million shares issued, respectively Treasury stock - 0.7 million and 0.4 million shares,              (23.0      )                 (14.9      ) respectively Additional paid-in capital           518.0                        498.4 Retained earnings                    2,857.9                      2,917.8 Accumulated other                    (24.6      )                 (26.5      ) comprehensive loss Total Common Shareholders'           3,330.1                      3,376.6 Equity Noncontrolling interest              495.8                       500.2       Total Equity                         3,825.9                    3,876.8     TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY         $ 10,562.8                 $  9,376.8                                                                                                                                                                QEP RESOURCES, INC.  CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS  (Unaudited)                                       Six Months Ended                                          June 30,                                          2014               2013                                          (in millions) OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income (loss)                        $  (41.8 )                 $  176.1 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion and              489.9                      504.0 amortization Deferred income taxes                    15.8                       121.0 Impairment                               3.5                        0.2 Equity-based compensation                13.4                       13.2 Amortization of debt issuance            3.4                        3.1 costs and discounts Net (gain) loss from asset sales         198.6                      (100.2   ) Income from unconsolidated               (3.4     )                 (2.9     ) affiliates Distributions from unconsolidated        6.3                        4.1 affiliates and other Unrealized loss on derivative            98.2                       1.4 contracts Changes in operating assets and          76.4                      (222.1   ) liabilities Net Cash Provided by Operating           860.3                     497.9     Activities INVESTING ACTIVITIES Property acquisitions                    (949.4   )                 (22.0    ) Property, plant and equipment, including dry exploratory well           (779.0   )                 (719.9   ) expense Proceeds from disposition of             706.3                      143.0 assets Acquisition deposit held in escrow       50.0                      —         Net Cash Used in Investing               (972.1   )                 (598.9   ) Activities FINANCING ACTIVITIES Checks outstanding in excess of          (85.2    )                 55.8 cash balances Long-term debt issued                    300.0                      — Long-term debt issuance costs paid       (1.1     )                 — Proceeds from credit facility            3,151.0                    1,601.0 Repayments of credit facility            (2,538.0 )                 (1,402.5 ) Treasury stock repurchases               (5.5     )                 (7.5     ) Other capital contributions              4.1                        2.9 Dividends paid                           (7.3     )                 (7.2     ) Excess tax (provision) benefit on        (0.6     )                 1.3 equity-based compensation Distribution to noncontrolling           (15.2    )                 (3.1     ) interest Net Cash Provided by Financing           802.2                     240.7     Activities Change in cash and cash                  690.4                      139.7 equivalents Beginning cash and cash                  11.9                      —         equivalents Ending cash and cash equivalents         $  702.3                  $  139.7                                                                                                                                                                QEP RESOURCES, INC.  OPERATIONS BY LINE OF BUSINESS  (Unaudited) QEP Energy - Production by Region                       Three Months Ended                  Six Months Ended                          June 30,                               June 30,                          (in Bcfe)                              (in Bcfe)                          2014      2013      Change       2014       2013       Change Northern Region Pinedale                 25.3         23.2         9   %        46.2          44.9          3   % Williston Basin          19.4         11.1         75  %        36.2          20.1          80  % Uinta Basin              6.8          7.0          (3  )%       13.0          12.8          2   % Other Northern           3.5         3.5         —   %        6.0          7.0          (14 )% Total Northern           55.0        44.8        23  %        101.4        84.8         20  % Region Southern Region Haynesville/Cotton       13.1         18.8         (30 )%       27.5          41.1          (33 )% Valley Permian Basin            4.2          —            —   %        5.4           —             —   % Midcontinent             11.6        14.3        (19 )%       23.3         30.0         (22 )% Total Southern           28.9        33.1        (13 )%       56.2         71.1         (21 )% Region Total production         83.9        77.9        8   %        157.6        155.9        1   %                                                                                                                                                                                                     QEP Energy - Total Production               Three Months Ended                        Six Months Ended                  June 30,                                     June 30,                  2014         2013         Change       2014         2013         Change QEP Energy Production Volumes Gas (Bcf)        48.6            56.9            (15 )%       93.1            115.4           (19 )% Oil (Mbbl)       3,980.6         2,385.2         67  %        7,292.6         4,524.1         61  % NGL (Mbbl)       1,886.0        1,115.0        69  %        3,454.3        2,223.5        55  % Total production       83.9            77.9            8   %        157.6           155.9           1   % (Bcfe) Average daily            0.9             0.9             —   %        0.9             0.9             —   % production (MMcfe)                                                                                                                                                                                                         QEP Energy - Prices                Three Months Ended                        Six Months Ended                   June 30,                                     June 30,                   2014         2013         Change       2014         2013         Change Gas (per Mcf) Average field-level       $ 4.42          $ 3.83                       $ 4.70          $ 3.60 price Commodity derivative        (0.17   )       0.44                        (0.31   )       0.61     impact Net realized          $ 4.25         $ 4.27         —   %        $ 4.39         $ 4.21         4   % price Oil (per bbl) Average field-level       $ 90.06         $ 87.31                      $ 88.74         $ 88.97 price Commodity derivative        (6.29   )       2.68                        (5.21   )       2.55     impact Net realized          $ 83.77        $ 89.99        (7  )%       $ 83.53        $ 91.52        (9  )% price NGL (per bbl) Average field-level       $ 34.34         $ 41.32                      $ 37.03         $ 43.48 price Commodity derivative        —              —                           —              —        impact Net realized          $ 34.34        $ 41.32        (17 )%       $ 37.03        $ 43.48        (15 )% price Average net equivalent price (per Mcfe) Average field-level       $ 7.62          $ 6.07                       $ 7.70          $ 5.87 price Commodity derivative        (0.40   )       0.40                        (0.42   )       0.52     impact Net realized          $ 7.22         $ 6.47         12  %        $ 7.28         $ 6.39         14  % price                                                                                                                                                                                                           QEP Energy - Operating Expenses                  Three Months Ended                      Six Months Ended                     June 30,                                   June 30,                     2014        2013        Change       2014        2013        Change                     (per Mcfe) Depreciation, depletion and       $ 2.77         $ 3.06         (9  )%       $ 2.89         $ 3.06         (6  )% amortization Lease operating           0.71           0.59           20  %        0.74           0.56           32  % expense Gas, oil and NGL transport & other             0.86           0.76           13  %        0.87           0.74           18  % handling costs Production          0.63          0.48          31  %        0.64          0.46          39  % taxes Total Operating           $ 4.97        $ 4.89        2   %        $ 5.14        $ 4.82        7   % Expenses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Three Months Ended                           Six Months Ended                   June 30,                                     June 30,                   2014         2013         Change       2014         2013         Change QEP Field Services Gathering Operating Statistics Gas gathering volumes           103.2           112.0           (8  )%       200.5           223.3           (10 )% (millions of MMBtu) Gathering revenue           $ 0.35          $ 0.34          3   %        $ 0.34          $ 0.34          —   % (per MMBtu)                                                                                                     QEP Field Services Gathering Margin (in millions) Gathering         $ 36.4          $ 37.8          (4  )%       $ 69.0          $ 75.4          (8  )% revenue Other Gathering         7.3             13.1            (44 )%       18.4            23.3            (21 )% revenue Gathering         (9.6    )       (9.6    )       —   %        (19.6   )       (19.9   )       (2  )% expense Gathering         $ 34.1         $ 41.3         (17 )%       $ 67.8         $ 78.8         (14 )% margin                                                                                                     QEP Field Services Processing Margin (in millions) NGL sales         $ 27.8          $ 29.2          (5  )%       $ 65.8          $ 47.0          40  % Processing (fee-based)       19.1            19.4            (2  )%       35.1            35.8            (2  )% revenues Other processing        1.2             —               —   %        9.3             4.9             90  % revenues Processing        (4.6    )       (4.1    )       12  %        (9.0    )       (8.2    )       10  % expense Processing plant fuel        (9.8    )       (9.3    )       5   %        (21.1   )       (15.2   )       39  % and shrink expense Gas, oil and NGL transport &       (8.8    )       (5.4    )       63  %        (12.4   )       (8.2    )       51  % other handling costs Processing        $ 24.9         $ 29.8         (16 )%       $ 67.7         $ 56.1         21  % margin Keep-whole        $ 9.2           $ 14.5          (37 )%       $ 32.3          $ 23.6          37  % margin^(1)                                                                                                     QEP Field Services Processing Operating Statistics NGL sales         490.6           708.8           (31 )%       1,091.8         1,049.9         4   % (MBbls) Average net realized NGL sales         $ 56.71         $ 41.21         38  %        $ 60.29         $ 44.82         35  % price (per Bbl)^(2) Total fee-based processing        62.6            65.5            (4  )%       117.3           119.2           (2  )% volumes (in millions of MMBtu) Average fee-based processing        $ 0.30          $ 0.30          —   %        $ 0.30          $ 0.30          —   % revenue (per MMBtu)                                                                                                                                                                                                          QEP RESOURCES, INC. NON-GAAP MEASURES (Unaudited)  This release contains references to the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted EBITDA. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of the Company’s cash flow, liquidity, and ability to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and make distributions to shareholders. The use of this measure allows investors to understand how management evaluates financial performance to make operating decisions and allocates resources. It is also an important measure for comparing the Company’s financial performance to other gas and oil producing companies. Management defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization (EBITDA) adjusted to exclude changes in fair value of derivative contracts, exploration expenses, gains and losses from asset sales, impairment, and certain other non-cash and/or non-recurring items. The following tables reconcile QEP Resources’ and its subsidiaries’ net income attributable to QEP to Adjusted EBITDA:                                                                                                 QEP            QEP                        QEP            Field          Marketing       QEP                        Energy                                        Resources                                       Services       &                                                      Resources Three Months Ended June 30,         (in millions) 2014 Net income (loss) income          (107.0 )       8.4            6.3             (92.3   ) attributable to QEP Unrealized losses on              51.8           —              0.9             52.7 derivative contracts Net loss from          200.8          0.2            —               201.0 asset sales Interest and           (0.6   )       —              (0.2   )        (0.8    ) other income Income tax (benefit)              (64.0  )       7.1            2.7             (54.2   ) provision Interest expense       56.6           0.5            (11.6  )        45.5 (income)^(1) Depreciation, depletion and          232.3          12.8           0.6             245.7 amortization^(2) Impairment             1.5            —              —               1.5 Exploration            1.7           —             —              1.7      expenses Adjusted EBITDA        373.1         29.0          (1.3   )        400.8                                                                                  Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 Net income attributable to        142.1          26.4           9.9             178.4 QEP Unrealized gains on derivative          (78.1  )       —              (5.8   )        (83.9   ) contracts Net (gain) loss        (100.5 )       0.1            —               (100.4  ) from asset sales Interest and other (income)         (3.2   )       —              0.1             (3.1    ) loss Income tax             82.1           15.1           7.6             104.8 provision Interest expense       48.9           5.3            (12.8  )        41.4 (income) Depreciation, depletion and          238.0          11.4           0.1             249.5 amortization^(2) Impairment             0.2            —              —               0.2 Exploration            2.6           —             —              2.6      expenses Adjusted EBITDA        332.1         58.3          (0.9   )        389.5                                                                                  ^(1) Excludes noncontrolling interest's share of $0.2 million and $0.4 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, of interest expense attributable to QEPM.  ^(2) Excludes noncontrolling interest's share of $4.0 million and $0.3 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $7.7 million and $1.4 million during the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, of depreciation, depletion and amortization attributable to Rendezvous Gas Services, L.L.C and QEPM.                                                                                                   QEP            QEP                        QEP            Field          Marketing       QEP                        Energy                                        Resources                                       Services       &                                                      Resources Six Months Ended       (in millions) June 30, 2014 Net income (loss) income          (97.5  )       33.8           11.1            (52.6   ) attributable to QEP Unrealized losses on              97.0           —              1.2             98.2 derivative contracts Net loss from          198.4          0.2            —               198.6 asset sales Interest and           (3.5   )       —              (0.2   )        (3.7    ) other income Income tax (benefit)              (58.1  )       21.7           5.6             (30.8   ) provision Interest expense       105.5          0.9            (18.6  )        87.8 (income)^(1) Depreciation, depletion and          455.7          25.6           0.9             482.2 amortization^(2) Impairment             3.5            —              —               3.5 Exploration            3.9           —             —              3.9      expenses Adjusted EBITDA        704.9         82.2          —              787.1                                                                                  Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 Net income attributable to        112.3          48.0           13.8            174.1 QEP Unrealized gains on derivative          5.9            —              (4.5   )        1.4 contracts Net (gain) loss        (100.6 )       0.4            —               (100.2  ) from asset sales Interest and other (income)         (4.9   )       (0.3   )       0.1             (5.1    ) loss Income tax             64.9           27.6           10.1            102.6 provision Interest expense       94.2           9.3            (22.7  )        80.8 (income) Depreciation, depletion and          476.1          26.5           0.4             503.0 amortization^(2) Impairment             0.2            —              —               0.2 Exploration            7.7           —             —              7.7      expenses Adjusted EBITDA        655.8         111.5         (2.8   )        764.5                                                                                  ^(1) Excludes noncontrolling interest's share of $0.2 million and $0.4 million during the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, of interest expense attributable to QEPM.  ^(2) Excludes noncontrolling interest's share of $4.0 million and $0.3 million during the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $7.7 million and $1.4 million during the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, of depreciation, depletion and amortization attributable to Rendezvous Gas Services, L.L.C and QEPM.    This release also contains references to the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted Net Income. Management defines Adjusted Net Income as earnings excluding gains and losses from asset sales, unrealized gains and losses on derivative contracts, accrued litigation loss contingency, costs from early extinguishment of debt and asset impairments. Management believes Adjusted Net Income is an important measure of the Company’s operational performance relative to other gas and oil producing companies.  The following table reconciles net income attributable to QEP Resources’ to Adjusted Net Income:                                                                          Three Months Ended              Six Months Ended                        June 30,                        June 30,                        2014         2013            2014         2013                        (in millions, except per earnings per share) Net income (loss)                 $ (92.3 )       $ 178.4         $ (52.6 )       $ 174.1 attributable to QEP Adjustments to net income (loss) Net loss (gain)        201.0           (100.4  )       198.6           (100.2  ) from asset sales Income tax (benefit)              (74.8   )       37.4            (73.9   )       37.3 provision from asset sales Unrealized loss (gain) on              52.7            (83.9   )       98.2            1.4 derivative contracts Income tax (benefit) provision on unrealized loss        (19.6   )       31.3            (36.5   )       (0.4    ) (gain) on derivative contracts Impairment             1.5             0.2             3.5             0.2 Charges Income tax (benefit) on non-cash               (0.6    )       (0.1    )       (1.3    )       (0.1    ) price-related impairment charge Total after-tax adjustments to         160.2          (115.5  )       188.6          (61.8   ) net income Adjusted net income                 $ 67.9         $ 62.9         $ 136.0        $ 112.3  attributable to QEP Resources                                                                                 Earnings per Common Share attributable to QEP Diluted earnings       $ (0.51 )       $ 0.99          $ (0.29 )       $ 0.97 per share Diluted after-tax adjustments to         0.89           (0.64   )       1.05           (0.34   ) net income per share Diluted Adjusted Net Income per         $ 0.38         $ 0.35         $ 0.76         $ 0.63   share                                                                                 Weighted-average common shares outstanding Diluted^(1)            180.5           179.5           180.2           179.4                                                                                 Weighted-average common shares outstanding diluted Non-GAAP reconciliation^(1) Weighted-average common shares outstanding used       180.1                           179.9 in GAAP diluted calculation Potential number of shares issuable upon exercise of in-the-money           0.4                            0.3      stock options under the long-term stock incentive plan Weighted-average common shares outstanding used       180.5                          180.2    in Non- GAAP diluted calculation                                                                                 ^(1) The three and six months ended June 30, 2014, diluted common shares outstanding for purposes of calculating Diluted Adjusted Net Income per share include potential increases in shares that could result from the exercise of in-the-money stock options. These potential shares are excluded for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, in calculating earnings-per-share for GAAP purposes, because the effect is antidilutive due to the Company's net loss for GAAP purposes.    The following table presents open 2014 derivative positions as of July 31, 2014:                                                                       Average                 Type of                            Total Year         Contract          Index                    Swap price                                                    Volumes                                                                     per unit                                                    (in                                                    millions) Gas sales                                          (MMBtu)     2014        SWAP                 NYMEX         12.2             $  4.22     2014        SWAP                 IFNPCR        33.7             $  4.08     2015        SWAP                 NYMEX         25.6             $  4.14     2015        SWAP                 IFNPCR        11.0             $  4.06 Oil Sales                                          (Bbls)     2014        SWAP                 NYMEX         5.2              $  93.54                                      WTI     2015        SWAP                 NYMEX         6.6              $  89.98                                      WTI     2015        SWAP                 BRENT         0.4              $  104.95                                      ICE     2016        SWAP                 NYMEX         0.4              $  90.00                                      WTI                                                                                                                                                  The following table sets forth QEP Energy's oil basis swaps as of July 31, 2014:                                                                                                                         Weighted                            Index Less            Total Year           Index       Differential                           Average                                                  Volumes                                                                   Differential Oil                                              (in basis                                            millions) swaps                                                  (Bbls)    2014        NYMEX       ICE Brent             0.3              $    13.78                WTI    2014        NYMEX       LLS                   0.3              $    4.03                WTI    2015        NYMEX       LLS                   0.1              $    4.03                WTI                                                                                                                                                  The following table sets forth QEP Marketing’s volumes and swap prices for its commodity derivative contracts as of July 31, 2014:                                                                                                                               Average                                                     Total Year                Type of            Index                         Swap                     Contract                        Volumes          price                                                                       per MMBtu                                                     (in                                                     millions) Gas sales                                           (MMBtu)       2014          SWAP               IFNPCR       2.0              $   3.95       2015          SWAP               IFNPCR       1.2              4.22 Gas purchases                                       (MMBtu)       2014          SWAP               IFNPCR       1.7              $   3.83                                                                            Contact:  QEP Resources, Inc. Investors: Greg Bensen Director, Investor Relations 303-405-6665 or Media: Brent Rockwood Director, Communications 303-672-6999  
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