Provides Guidance for the Third Quarter
HOUSTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today financial and operational results for the second quarter 2006.
-- Earnings were $0.58 per diluted share, or $0.71 without the effect of the derivative loss, in the second quarter 2006 vs. $0.69 in second quarter 2005 -- W&T was 100% successful in drilling three of three development wells on the conventional shelf -- W&T was also successful in six of nine exploration wells, including four on the conventional shelf and two in the deep shelf
Net Income: Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2006 was $38.5 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, on revenue of $165.8 million. Net income reflects the impact of $12.8 million of unrealized loss ($8.4 million after- tax), or $0.13 per diluted share, associated with the change in fair market value of W&T's open derivative contracts. Without the effect of the unrealized derivative loss, net income for the quarter would have been $46.8 million or $0.71 per diluted share. See "Additional Non-GAAP Information" later in this release. This compares to net income of $45.8 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, on revenues of $149.8 million for the second quarter of 2005. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was $94.3 million, or $1.43 per diluted share (or $1.50 per diluted share without the effect of the unrealized derivative loss), on revenues of $322.7 million, compared to net income of $85.1 million or $1.29 per diluted share, on revenues of $278.9 million for 2005.
Cash Flow from Operations and EBITDA: EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non- GAAP measures and are defined in "Additional Non-GAAP Information" later in this press release. Net cash provided by operating activities decreased 9% to $114.8 million during the second quarter 2006 from $126.1 million during the prior year's second quarter. The decrease in cash provided by operating activities was primarily attributable to negative working capital changes. Second quarter 2006 Adjusted EBITDA was $137.4 million, compared to $123.0 million during the prior year's second quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2006 increased 15% to $228.1 million from $198.6 million in the first half of 2005. Adjusted EBITDA was $265.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2006, compared to $224.5 million for the prior year period. For more complete information regarding EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA please see "Additional Non-GAAP Information" later in this press release.
Production and Prices: Total production in the second quarter of 2006 was 11.2 billion cubic feet ("Bcf") of natural gas at an average price of $6.98 per thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") and 1.4 million barrels ("MMBbls") of oil at an average price of $61.13 per Bbl, or 19.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent ("Bcfe") at an average price of $8.37 per Mcfe. This compares to production of 13.3 Bcf of natural gas at an average price of $7.08 per Mcf and 1.2 MMBbls of oil at an average price of $45.22 per Bbl, or 20.7 Bcfe at an average price of $7.24 per Mcfe in the second quarter of 2005. The natural gas volume decrease is primarily attributable to the deferral of production caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and natural reservoir declines. The oil volume increase is primarily the result of successful drilling efforts. At the end of the second quarter we were producing at 90% of pre-Katrina levels.
For the six months ended June 30, 2006, total production was 22.1 Bcf of natural gas at an average price of $7.88 per Mcf and 2.5 MMBbls of oil at an average price of $59.32 per Bbl, or 37.1 Bcfe at an average price of $8.69 per Mcfe. This compares to 25.6 Bcf of natural gas at an average price of $6.72 per Mcf and 2.4 MMBbls of oil at an average price of $44.47 per Bbl, or 40.0 Bcfe at an average price of $6.97 per Mcfe for the same period in 2005.
Average prices exclude the settlement of derivative contracts that do not qualify for hedge accounting. Had the settlement of these derivatives been included, average sales price for natural gas would have been $7.22 per Mcf for the second quarter of 2006 and $8.01 per Mcf for the six months ended June 30, 2006. Average sales price for oil would have been $60.78 per barrel for the second quarter of 2006 and $59.13 per barrel for the six months ended June 30, 2006. On a natural gas equivalent basis, average sales price would have been $8.48 per Mcfe for the second quarter of 2006 and $8.75 per Mcfe for the six months ended June 30, 2006. The Company did not have any derivative contracts in place during the periods ended in 2005.
Lease Operating Expenses ("LOE"): LOE for the second quarter of 2006 decreased to $16.3 million, or $0.82 per Mcfe, from $17.9 million, or $0.86 per Mcfe, in the second quarter of 2005. The decline in LOE was due to fewer workovers and lower maintenance expenses, which were partially offset by an increase in operating costs. LOE for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was $32.1 million or $0.86 per Mcfe, compared to $34.0 million or $0.85 per Mcfe in 2005. LOE for the periods ended in 2006 excludes hurricane remediation costs reclassified to accounts receivable that we believe are reimbursable under our insurance policies.
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion ("DD&A"): DD&A increased to $67.3 million, or $3.40 per Mcfe, in the second quarter of 2006 from $51.9 million, or $2.51 per Mcfe, in the same period of 2005. DD&A for the six months ended 2006 was $116.4 million or $3.14 per Mcfe, compared to DD&A of $93.2 million, or $2.33 per Mcfe, for the same period in 2005 as a result of an increase in our total depletable costs from a larger capital spending program.
Capital Expenditures and Operations Update: During the second quarter of 2006, we participated in the drilling of nine exploration wells (gross) in the Gulf of Mexico of which six were successful. We also successfully drilled three development wells during the period. During the second quarter of 2006, we spent $65.1 million for development, $80.4 million for exploration and $6.0 million for other capital items, including acquisitions. For the six months ended June 30, 2006, $127.7 million was spent on development, $132.3 million for exploration and $14.4 million on other capital items, including leasehold acquisitions.
As a result of exploration success the Company has experienced over the last twelve months, capital spending on completion projects has exceeded earlier expectations. Additionally, the full extent of the Company's exploration program at Green Canyon 82 "Healey" was not included in the original budget. The Company expects the stand-alone budget to be increased by approximately $150 million above the original budget of $400 million.
Drilling Highlights: In the second quarter of 2006, the Company participated in the drilling of twelve wells, nine exploration, and three development. Of the wells drilled in the second quarter of 2006, one was in deepwater, two were on the deep shelf, and nine were on the conventional shelf. Two shelf wells and one deepwater well were considered non-commercial. After the close of the second quarter, three additional exploration discoveries were made, along with one development well, which are indicated by an asterisk (*).
Successful Wells: Field Name/Well Category Working Interest % Eugene Island 205 C-2ST Exploration / Shelf 100% West Delta 30 D-3ST Exploration / Shelf 100% Mobile Bay 823 BB-2 Exploration / Shelf 100% South Timbalier 206 A-10ST* Exploration / Shelf 25% West Delta 30 D-6ST Exploration / Shelf 100% Eugene Island 205 C-4ST Exploration / Deep Shelf 100% Eugene Island 205 C-1ST Exploration / Deep Shelf 100% Eugene Island 205 C-3ST* Exploration / Deep Shelf 100% Green Canyon 82 #3* Exploration / Deepwater 100% East Cameron 321 A-22ST Development / Shelf 100% East Cameron 321 A-12ST Development / Shelf 100% East Cameron 321 A-25ST* Development / Shelf 100% West Delta 30 D-2ST Development / Shelf 100% Non-commercial Wells: Field Name/Well Category Working Interest % Eugene Island 205 D-4ST Exploration / Shelf 100% Venice BLD #1 Exploration / Shelf 100% Garden Banks 240 #1 Exploration / Deepwater 33%
In the remainder of the year, the Company anticipates drilling three exploration wells on the conventional shelf, one in the deep shelf and up to two in the deepwater. Additionally, we have two development wells scheduled for the second half of 2006.
Dividends: On June 28, 2006, the board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per common share, which was paid on August 1, 2006 to shareholders of record on July 14, 2006. On May 1, 2006, the Company paid a cash dividend of $0.03 per common share to shareholders of record on April 14, 2006.
Insurance Update: Our estimate of repair costs associated with hurricanes Katrina and Rita has increased to between $90 and $100 million. As of June 30, 2006, the Company has incurred $7.8 million of development costs and $41.1 million of production costs, net to its interest, to remediate damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Company believes these costs are reimbursable under its insurance policies. W&T reclassified these costs to accounts receivable and continues to file claims with its underwriters for reimbursement. Included in joint interest and other receivables at June 30, 2006 is $43.4 million, which represents the estimated reimbursable hurricane remediation costs incurred in excess of the deductibles. In July 2006, the Company received an initial payment for our first claim related to Hurricane Rita in the amount of $4.9 million. This payment was for reimbursable costs of $10.1 million, less the cumulative annual deductible for 2005 of $5.0 million and a per occurrence deductible of $250,000.
Kerr-McGee Transaction Update: The daily production from Kerr-McGee properties is 186 Mmcfe as of July 16, 2006. The Kerr-McGee Transaction is on track to be completed and closed during the third quarter of 2006.
Outlook: Certain factors affecting these forward-looking statements are listed in this news release. Guidance on performance for the third quarter, full year of 2006 is shown in the table below. The guidance is for W&T stand- alone only and does not include the impact of the pending Kerr-McGee Transaction. Estimated Production Third Quarter 2006 Full-Year 2006 Crude oil (MMBbls) 1.5 - 1.6 5.8 - 6.1 Natural gas (Bcf) 11.9 - 12.2 48.2 - 51.1 Total (Bcfe) 21.1 - 21.6 83.0 - 87.7 Operating Expenses ($ in Third Quarter 2006 Full- Year 2006 millions, except as noted) Lease operating expenses $22.5 - $24.0 $75.3 - $82.3 Gathering, transportation & production taxes $3.7 - $4.4 $15.1 - $16.5 General and administrative $8.6 - $10.6 $38.0 - $43.0 Income tax rate, % deferred 35.0%, 80% 35.0%, 80%
Conference Call Information: W&T will hold a conference call to discuss financial and operational results on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 9:00 a.m. Central Time. To participate, dial (303) 262-2175 a few minutes before the call begins. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet from the Company's website at http://www.wtoffshore.com. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call until Wednesday, August 16, 2006, and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11067661.
About W&T Offshore
Founded in 1983, W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, including exploration in the deepwater, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisition, exploitation and exploration and now holds working interests in over 100 fields in federal and state waters and a majority of its daily production is derived from wells it operates. For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit its Web site at http://www.wtoffshore.com .
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 difficulties associated with closing our pending Kerr-McGee Transaction and the integration and operation of its properties thereafter and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 (http://www.sec.gov).
Contacts: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Vice President of Finance email@example.com 713-297-8024 Ken Dennard / firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Elliott / email@example.com DRG&E / 713-529-6600 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. Consolidated Statements of Income (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenues: Oil and natural gas $165,714 $149,665 $322,566 $278,389 Other 82 114 84 462 Total revenues 165,796 149,779 322,650 278,851 Expenses: Lease operating 16,284 17,874 32,064 34,027 Gathering, transportation costs and production taxes 5,252 3,139 6,508 7,635 Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 65,072 49,607 111,910 88,564 Asset retirement obligation accretion 2,262 2,314 4,516 4,626 General and administrative 9,072 5,754 20,732 12,663 Commodity derivative loss 10,548 - 5,272 - Total operating expenses 108,490 78,688 181,002 147,515 Income from operations 57,306 71,091 141,648 131,336 Net interest income (expense) 1,434 108 2,756 (113) Income before income taxes 58,740 71,199 144,404 131,223 Income tax expense 20,275 25,417 50,108 46,159 Net income $38,465 $45,782 $94,296 $85,064 Earnings per common share: Basic $0.58 $0.69 $1.43 $1.33 Diluted $0.58 $0.69 $1.43 $1.29 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 65,971 65,970 65,971 63,977 Diluted 66,138 65,970 66,060 65,967 Consolidated Cash Flow Information Net cash provided by operating activities $114,798 $126,123 $228,104 $198,551 Capital expenditures $151,483 $91,071 $274,376 $147,110 Other Financial Information Adjusted EBITDA $137,406 $123,012 $265,564 $224,526 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. Operating Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Net sales: Natural gas (MMcf) 11,212 13,276 22,116 25,652 Oil (MBbls) 1,431 1,232 2,498 2,386 Total natural gas and oil (MMcfe) 19,798 20,667 37,105 39,966 Average daily equivalent sales (MMcfe/d) 218 227 205 221 Average realized sales prices: Natural gas ($/Mcf) $6.98 $7.08 $7.88 $6.72 Oil ($/Bbl) 61.13 45.22 59.32 44.47 Natural gas equivalent ($Mcfe) 8.37 7.24 8.69 6.97 Average per Mcfe data ($/Mcfe): Lease operating expenses $0.82 $0.86 $0.86 $0.85 Gathering, transportation cost and production taxes 0.27 0.15 0.18 0.19 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 3.40 2.51 3.14 2.33 General and administrative 0.46 0.28 0.56 0.32 Net cash provided by operating activities 5.80 6.10 6.15 4.97 Adjusted EBITDA 6.94 5.95 7.16 5.62 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands) (Unaudited) June 30, December 31, 2006 2005 Assets Current assets: Cash $97,309 $187,698 Accounts receivable 120,604 83,623 Prepaid expenses and other 40,659 12,503 Total current assets 258,572 283,824 Property and equipment - at cost 1,762,866 1,486,865 Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization 829,494 717,583 Net property and equipment 933,372 769,282 Other assets 14,876 11,414 Total assets $1,206,820 $1,064,520 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable $177,959 $143,049 Asset retirement obligations 32,967 39,653 Accrued liabilities and other 48,888 48,990 Total current liabilities 259,814 231,692 Long-term debt - 40,000 Asset retirement obligations, less current portion 115,893 112,621 Deferred income taxes 185,482 134,395 Other liabilities 10,189 2,429 Shareholders' equity: Common stock 1 1 Additional paid-in capital 54,062 52,332 Retained earnings 581,379 491,050 Total shareholders' equity 635,442 543,383 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,206,820 $1,064,520 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (In thousands) (Unaudited) Six Months Ended June 30, 2006 2005 Operating activities: Net income $94,296 $85,064 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 116,426 93,190 Amortization of debt issuance costs 159 183 Share-based compensation 1,731 385 Commodity derivative loss 7,490 - Deferred income taxes 51,087 18,714 Changes in operating assets and liabilities (43,085) 1,015 Net cash provided by operating activities 228,104 198,551 Investing activities: Investment in oil and gas property and equipment (271,313) (146,985) Purchases of furniture, fixtures and other (3,063) (115) Change in restricted deposits (153) (108) Net cash used in investing activities (274,529) (147,208) Financing activities: Repayments of borrowings of long- term debt (40,000) (35,000) Dividends to shareholders (3,964) (1,319) Debt issuance costs - (889) Net cash used in financing activities (43,964) (37,208) (Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (90,389) 14,135 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 187,698 64,975 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $97,309 $79,110 W&T OFFSHORE, INC. Additional 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 "Adjusted Net Income", "EBITDA", and "Adjusted EBITDA". Our management uses these non-GAAP 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 Adjusted Net Income "Adjusted Net Income" does not include the unrealized derivative loss and associated tax effects. Adjusted Net Income 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 period to prior periods. Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Net income $38,465 $45,782 $94,296 $85,064 Plus: Unrealized commodity derivative loss 12,766 - 7,490 - Plus: Income tax adjustment for above item (4,404) - (2,599) - Adjusted Net Income $46,827 $45,782 $99,187 $85,064 Adjusted Net Income per share-diluted without the effect of the above items $0.71 $0.69 $1.50 $1.29 Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
EBITDA is defined as net income plus income tax expense, net interest (income) expense, depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion and non- cash expenses associated with unrealized changes in the fair market value of open derivative contracts. Although not prescribed under GAAP, we believe the presentation of EBITDA is relevant and useful because it helps our investors understand our operating performance and makes it easier to compare our results with those of other companies that have different financing, capital or tax structures. 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, as we calculate it, may not be comparable to EBITDA measures reported by other companies. In addition, EBITDA does not represent funds available for discretionary use. "Adjusted EBITDA" excludes the unrealized gain or loss related to open derivative contracts. Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results.
The following table presents a reconciliation of our consolidated net income to consolidated EBITDA.
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 (In thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited) Net income $38,465 $45,782 $94,296 $85,064 Income tax expense 20,275 25,417 50,108 46,159 Net interest (income) expense (1,434) (108) (2,756) 113 Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion 67,334 51,921 116,426 93,190 EBITDA 124,640 123,012 258,074 224,526 Adjustments: Non-cash change in unrealized commodity derivatives (before tax) 12,766 - 7,490 - Adjusted EBITDA $137,406 $123,012 $265,564 $224,526
SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.
Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Vice President of Finance of W&T Offshore,
or Lisa Elliott
both of DRG&E
Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com