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 Callon Petroleum Company Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results
   Tuesday, August 06, 2019 4:23:00 PM ET

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) ("Callon" or the "Company") today reported results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.

Presentation slides accompanying this earnings release are available on the Company's website at www.callon.com  located on the "Presentations" page within the Investors section of the site.

Second Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Increased production by 40% year-over-year to 40.5 Mboe/d (77% oil)
  • Generated an operating margin of $36.11 per Boe, a sequential increase of over 10%
  • Reduced capital spending by $25 million during the second quarter, while placing approximately five additional net wells on production compared to the first quarter of 2019
  • Recently placed on production the first multi-zone mega-pad employing simultaneous operations in the Delaware Basin with an average cost per lateral foot below 2020 targeted synergy levels
  • Closed the divestiture of the Southern Midland Basin assets for net cash proceeds at closing of $245 million
  • Completed the redemption of Callon preferred stock in the amount of $73 million, reducing annual dividend obligations by more than $7 million
  • Announced the strategic acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Carrizo") in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.2 billion


"Our team's performance continued to exceed expectations during the second quarter with stronger production and lower capital spending than forecasted. We remain on track to meet all of the goals that we laid out for the market back in February while delivering on a seamless integration process to cement a highly accretive acquisition opportunity that will benefit shareholders of both Callon and Carrizo. Our operational efficiency in the Midland Basin during the second quarter and successful completion of our first Delaware mega-pad project are emblematic of the value creation that underpins the strategic rationale in combining these two high performing companies," commented Joe Gatto, Callon's President and Chief Executive Officer. He continued, "We are steadfast in our commitment to accelerating the achievement of our core goals of boosting returns on invested capital, reducing leverage, generating sustainable free cash flow growth and improving the overall long-term outlook for our shareholders. With this strategic combination, which will be enhanced by the eminently achievable, tangible synergies identified, we will unlock significant value for shareholders in the near term as the highly efficient and sustainable development program we have outlined advances all of our goals. We are very pleased with our integration progress and equally excited about the tremendous value proposition created by merging our two organizations."

Operations Update

At June 30, 2019, we had 487 gross (330.2 net) horizontal wells producing in the Permian Basin. Net daily production for the three months ended June 30, 2019 grew 40% to 40.5 Mboe/d (77% oil), at the top of the previously announced range of expectations (provided in the July 15, 2019 press release), as compared to the same period of 2018.

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, we drilled 15 gross (14.3 net) horizontal wells, and placed a combined 18 gross (15.9 net) horizontal wells on production. Almost all of the wells were focused in the Midland Basin and included two six-well projects targeting three development zones that were placed on line under budget due to sustained, realized capital efficiencies. As part of our larger scale development model in the Midland Basin, a five well project in central Howard County achieved an average peak IP-30 rate of 1,346 Boe/d (91% oil), equating to 155 Boe/d per lateral foot.  In addition, a two-well pad in the Delaware was placed on line, targeting co-development of the 2nd Bone Spring Shale and Lower Wolfcamp A.

Additional activity during the quarter in the Delaware Basin was focused on the completion of our first large scale development project, involving co-development of two Wolfcamp A flow units and the Wolfcamp B. Significant improvements in drilling and completion costs resulted in an average total well cost of less than $1,100 per lateral foot. These savings were realized through highly efficient simultaneous drilling and completion operation techniques that will be the focal point of the 2020 capital development program across the pro forma asset portfolio. In addition, water sourcing for the completion operations utilized over 1.6 million barrels from our Delaware recycling facilities, resulting in significant savings versus traditional sourcing methods. The wells from this project were recently placed on flow back and are in the early stages of production.

Callon has reduced its number of active drilling rigs from six to four and is running a single completion crew after building a substantial inventory of drilled, uncompleted locations, in accordance with the previously communicated capital program expectations. In addition, the field optimization project initiated during the first quarter of 2019 in the Delaware Basin has been completed and all associated wells have been returned to production.

Capital Expenditures

For the six months ended June 30, 2019, we incurred $133.5 million in operational capital expenditures (including other items) on an accrual basis as compared to $155.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, representing a decrease of 14%. Total capital expenditures, inclusive of capitalized expenses, are detailed below on an accrual and cash basis (in thousands):
















































Operating and Financial Results

The following table presents summary information for the periods indicated: 



























































































































































































Total Revenue. For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Callon reported total revenue of $167.1 million and total revenue including settled derivatives ("Adjusted Total Revenue," a non-GAAP financial measure(i)) of $165.9 million, including the impact of a $1.2 million loss from the settlement of derivative contracts. The table above reconciles Adjusted Total Revenue to the related GAAP measure of the Company's total operating revenue. Average daily production for the quarter was 40.5 Mboe/d compared to average daily production of 40.3 Mboe/d in the first quarter of 2019. Average realized prices, including and excluding the effects of hedging, are detailed above.

Hedging impacts. For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the net gain (loss) on commodity derivative instruments includes the following:








































Lease Operating Expenses, including workover ("LOE"). LOE per Boe for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $6.18 per Boe, compared to LOE of $6.63 per Boe in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease on a per unit basis was attributable to a reduction in maintenance activities and increased water recycling, which lowered our water disposal costs compared to the previous period.

Production Taxes, including ad valorem taxes. Production taxes were $3.02 per Boe for the three months ended June 30, 2019, representing approximately 6.7% of total revenue before the impact of derivative settlements. The incremental increase as compared to the first quarter of 2019 and second quarter of 2018 is due to an increase in ad valorem taxes based upon a higher valuation of our oil and gas properties by the taxing jurisdictions, resulting from an increased number of producing wells in the current period, as a result of our horizontal drilling program and acquisition efforts.

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization ("DD&A"). DD&A for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $17.07 per Boe compared to $16.47 per Boe in the first quarter of 2019. The decrease is partially attributed to recent dispositions with a lower relative cost per BOE.

General and Administrative ("G&A"). G&A, excluding certain non-cash incentive share-based compensation valuation adjustments, ("Adjusted G&A", a non-GAAP measure(i)) was $11.4 million, or $3.10 per Boe, for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $9.9 million, or $2.72 per Boe, for the first quarter of 2019. The cash component of Adjusted G&A was $8.9 million, or $2.42 per Boe, for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to $8.3 million, or $2.28 per Boe, for the first quarter of 2019.

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, G&A and Adjusted G&A, which excludes the amortization of equity-settled, share-based incentive awards and corporate depreciation and amortization, are calculated as follows (in thousands):








Income tax expense. Callon provides for income taxes at the statutory rate of 21% adjusted for permanent differences expected to be realized. We recorded an income tax expense of $16.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to income tax benefit of $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. The change in income tax expense (benefit) is based upon net income (loss) generated in the respective periods.

Reaffirmed 2019 Guidance (stand alone Callon)

There is no change to the Company's previously updated full year guidance (provided June 13, 2019), which accounted for the impact of the sale of non-core assets and an announced acreage trade. This reaffirmed guidance does not take into effect the Carrizo merger, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals.

























































Hedge Portfolio Summary

The following table summarizes our open derivative positions as of June 30, 2019:













































































































































































































Income (Loss) Available to Common Shareholders. The Company reported net income available to common shareholders of $53.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and Adjusted Income available to common shareholders of $41.3 million, or $0.18 per fully diluted share. Adjusted Income per fully diluted common share, a non-GAAP financial measure(i), adjusts our income available to common stockholders to reflect our theoretical tax provision for prior period quarters as if the valuation allowance did not exist. The following tables reconcile to the related GAAP measure the Company's income available to common stockholders to Adjusted Income and the Company's net income to Adjusted EBITDA(i), a non-GAAP financial measure, (in thousands):










































































































Discretionary Cash Flow. Discretionary cash flow, a non-GAAP measure(i), for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $122.9 million and is reconciled to operating cash flow in the following table (in thousands):





















































































 




































































































































































































 


























































































































































































































 



















































































































































































































































































Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

This news release refers to non-GAAP financial measures such as "Discretionary Cash Flow," "Adjusted G&A," "Adjusted Income," "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Adjusted Total Revenue." These measures, detailed below, are provided in addition to, and not as an alternative for, and should be read in conjunction with, the information contained in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP (including the notes), included in our SEC filings and posted on our website.

  • Callon believes that the non-GAAP measure of discretionary cash flow is a comparable metric against other companies in the industry and is a widely accepted financial indicator of an oil and natural gas company's ability to generate cash for the use of internally funding their capital development program and to service or incur debt. Discretionary cash flow is defined by Callon as net cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital and payments to settle asset retirement obligations and vested liability share-based awards. Callon has included this information because changes in operating assets and liabilities relate to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements, which the Company may not control and the cash flow effect may not be reflected the period in which the operating activities occurred. Discretionary cash flow is not a measure of a company's financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities (as defined under GAAP), or as a measure of liquidity, or as an alternative to net income.
  • Adjusted general and administrative expense ("Adjusted G&A") is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that excludes certain non-recurring expenses and non-cash valuation adjustments related to incentive compensation plans, as well as non-cash corporate depreciation and amortization expense. Callon believes that the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted G&A is useful to investors because it provides readers with a meaningful measure of our recurring G&A expense and provides for greater comparability period-over-period. The table here within details all adjustments to G&A on a GAAP basis to arrive at Adjusted G&A.
  • Callon believes that the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted Income available to common shareholders ("Adjusted Income") and Adjusted Income per fully diluted common share are useful to investors because they provide readers with a meaningful measure of our profitability before recording certain items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably determined. These measures exclude the net of tax effects of certain non-recurring items and non-cash valuation adjustments, which are detailed in the reconciliation provided here within.
  • Callon calculates adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, asset retirement obligation accretion expense, (gains) losses on derivative instruments excluding net settled derivative instruments, impairment of oil and natural gas properties, non-cash equity based compensation, and other operating expenses. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flow provided by operating activities or other income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. However, the Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information with respect to our performance or ability to meet our future debt service, capital expenditures and working capital requirements. Because Adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) and may vary among companies, the Adjusted EBITDA presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
  • Callon believes that the non-GAAP measure of Adjusted Total Revenue is useful to investors because it provides readers with a revenue value more comparable to other companies who engage in price risk management activities through the use of commodity derivative instruments and reflects the results of derivative settlements with expected cash flow impacts within total revenues.

Earnings Call Information

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, to discuss second quarter 2019 financial and operating results.

Please join Callon Petroleum Company via the Internet for a webcast of the conference call:

Alternatively, you may join by telephone using the following numbers:

An archive of the conference call webcast will be available at www.callon.com  under the "Investors" section of the website.

About Callon Petroleum Company

Callon Petroleum Company is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas.

This news release is posted on the Company's website at www.callon.com  and will be archived there for subsequent review under the "News" link on the top of the homepage.

No Offer or Solicitation

Communications in this news release do not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval with respect to the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Communication in this news release do not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to or an offer to purchase or sell (or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell) any preferred stock of Carrizo.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction, Callon and Carrizo intend to file materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including a Registration Statement on Form S-4 of Callon (the "Registration Statement") that will include a joint proxy statement of Callon and Carrizo that also constitutes a prospectus of Callon. After the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC, Callon and Carrizo intend to mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus to stockholders of Callon and shareholders of Carrizo. This news release is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or the Registration Statement or for any other document that Callon or Carrizo may file the SEC and send to Callon's stockholders and/or Carrizo's shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CALLON AND CARRIZO ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AS EACH MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED BY CALLON AND CARRIZO WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CALLON, CARRIZO AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus, as each may be amended from time to time, and other relevant documents filed by Callon and Carrizo with the SEC (when they become available) through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov . Copies of documents filed with the SEC by Callon will be available free of charge from Callon's website at www.callon.com  under the "Investors" tab or by contacting Callon's Investor Relations Department at (281) 589-5200 or IR@callon.com . Copies of documents filed with the SEC by Carrizo will be available free of charge from Carrizo's website at www.carrizo.com  under the "Investor Relations" tab or by contacting Carrizo's Investor Relations Department at (713) 328-1055 or IR@carrizo.com .

Participants in the Proxy Solicitation

Callon, Carrizo and their respective directors and certain of their executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Callon's stockholders and Carrizo's shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the executive officers and directors of Callon is included in its definitive proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting filed with the SEC on March 27, 2019. Information regarding the executive officers and directors of Carrizo is included in its definitive proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting filed with the SEC on April 2, 2019. Additional information regarding the persons who may be deemed participants and their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Registration Statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus and other materials when they are filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. Free copies of these documents may be obtained as described in the paragraphs above.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release concerning the proposed transaction, including any statements regarding the expected timetable for completing the proposed Carrizo transaction, the results, effects, benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction, future opportunities for the combined company, future financial performance and condition, guidance and any other statements regarding Callon's or Carrizo's future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements based on assumptions currently believed to be valid. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical facts. The words "anticipate," "believe," "ensure," "expect," "if," "intend," "estimate," "probable," "project," "forecasts," "predict," "outlook," "aim," "will," "could," "should," "would," "potential," "may," "might," "anticipate," "likely" "plan," "positioned," "strategy," and similar expressions or other words of similar meaning, and the negatives thereof, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, but not limited to, failure to obtain the required votes of Callon's stockholders or Carrizo's shareholders to approve the transaction and related matters; whether any redemption of Carrizo's preferred stock will be necessary or will occur prior to the closing of the transaction; the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied, that either party may terminate the merger agreement or that the closing of the proposed transaction might be delayed or not occur at all; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues; the ultimate timing, outcome and results of integrating the operations of Callon and Carrizo; the effects of the business combination of Callon and Carrizo, including the combined company's future financial condition, results of operations, strategy and plans; the ability of the combined company to realize anticipated synergies in the timeframe expected or at all; changes in capital markets and the ability of the combined company to finance operations in the manner expected; regulatory approval of the transaction; the effects of commodity prices; and the risks of oil and gas activities. Expectations regarding business outlook, including changes in revenue, pricing, capital expenditures, cash flow generation, strategies for our operations, oil and natural gas market conditions, legal, economic and regulatory conditions, and environmental matters are only forecasts regarding these matters.

Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described above can be found in Callon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and in its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 and quarter ended June 30, 2019, each of which is on file with the SEC and available from Callon's website at www.callon.com  under the "Investors" tab, and in other documents Callon files with the SEC, and in Carrizo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and in its subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, each of which is on file with the SEC and available from Carrizo's website at www.carrizo.com  under the "Investor Relations" tab, and in other documents Carrizo files with the SEC.

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on information available at that time. Neither Callon nor Carrizo assumes any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events except as required by federal securities laws. As forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, caution should be exercised against placing undue reliance on such statements.

Contact Information

Mark Brewer
Director of Investor Relations
Callon Petroleum Company
ir@callon.com
1-281-589-5200

 

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