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Triangle Petroleum Provides Financial Results And Operational Update For All Business Segments For First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

Jun 9, 2014

DENVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triangle Petroleum Corporation ("Triangle" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: TPLM) today provides an operational update and reports its first quarter fiscal year 2015 results for the three-month period ended April 30, 2014 ("Q1 fiscal 2015" or "Q1 FY2015").

First Quarter Highlights for Fiscal Year 2015 (ended April 30, 2014)

  • Increased quarterly production volumes to 724 Mboe (+200% y/y, 8,129 Boepd) as compared to 242 Mboe (2,714 Boepd) in Q1 fiscal 2014
  • Increased total estimated net proved reserves to 42,103 Mboe at end of Q1 fiscal 2015 (approximately 46,550 Mboe pro forma for pending acquisitions announced on May 14, 2014) compared to 16,050 Mboe at end of Q1 fiscal 2014 (+162% y/y)
  • Increased consolidated revenues to $99.8 million (+191% y/y) as compared to $34.3 million for the same period in Q1 fiscal 2014
  • Increased consolidated net income in Q1 fiscal 2015 to $14.5 million (+179% y/y), or $0.17 basic EPS, as compared to $5.2 million, or $0.10 basic EPS in Q1 fiscal 2014
    • Increased consolidated pre-tax income in Q1 fiscal 2015 to $24.6 million (+371% y/y), as compared to $5.2 million in Q1 fiscal 2014
    • Non-cash income tax provision of approximately $10 million in Q1 fiscal 2015
  • The Company recognized a non-cash, pre-tax gain on its investment in Caliber Midstream Partners, L.P. ("Caliber") of approximately $10.5 million in Q1 fiscal 2015

Segment Financial Results

Q1 fiscal 2015 stand-alone revenue and Adjusted-EBITDA (reference accompanying "Reconciliation Tables" as well as "Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures" disclosures at end of press release)

Q1 FY2015

Revenue

q/q % Change

Adj.-EBITDA

q/q % Change

 

E&P

$60.8

23%

$42.4

34%

 

RockPile

$61.4

9%

$13.8

32%

 

Caliber

$1.2

28%

$0.7

(9%)

 

Total

$123.5

16%

$56.9

33%

 

*Dollars in U.S. millions

     

*Exploration and production operating segment ("E&P") Adjusted-EBITDA includes all exploration and  production related business lines, and does not include TPC (parent company) other revenues and expenses

 

*Caliber revenue and Adjusted-EBITDA represents Triangle's 30% ownership share of the partnership

 

Operational Update

  • Reduced average spud to total depth drill times from 23 days in Q4 fiscal 2014 to approximately 20 days in Q1 fiscal 2015 (+13% q/q improvement)
  • Operational efficiencies associated with pad drilling are reducing AFE's for the 3rd and 4th wells on a pad to approximately $10.0 million (before RockPile and other eliminations)
  • Completed nine gross (6.1 net) operated wells and 10 gross (0.5 net) non-operated wells in Q1 fiscal 2015
    • During Q1 fiscal 2015, increased operated drilling program to four operated rigs from three which the Company plans to maintain throughout fiscal year 2015
  • RockPile Energy Services ("RockPile") generated approximately $61.4 million (+129% y/y) of stand-alone revenue in Q1 fiscal 2015 as compared to $26.9 million in the same period in Q1 fiscal 2014
    • Completed nine Triangle operated wells and 17 third-party wells in Q1 fiscal 2015 (+160% y/y) as compared to five Triangle operated wells and five third-party well in Q1 fiscal 2014
    • Backlog of approximately 31 wells, including 18 for third-party operators at the end of Q1 fiscal 2015
    • Third pressure pumping spread became operational in the back half of Q1 fiscal 2015 and is currently operating for third-party clients
    • RockPile's third-party work continues to grow, serving ten third-party customers in Q1 fiscal 2015
  • Caliber generated approximately $1.2 million of stand-alone revenue attributable to Triangle's 30% interest in Q1 fiscal 2015
    • Natural gas facility became operational in April 2014, averaging throughput of approximately 5 MMcfpd
    • Installed over 146 miles of pipe to date since inception
    • Successfully delivered fresh water to four Triangle fracs in Q1 fiscal 2015
    • Caliber signed midstream services agreements for natural gas gathering and processing, produced water transportation and disposal, and fresh water sourcing and delivery with four third-party oil and gas producers
      • Two agreements are structured as acreage dedications and two are for interruptible service, in total covering 24 additional dedicated drill spacing units

Q1 Fiscal 2015 Summary Consolidated Statement of Operations (in thousands)

                 
           

Three Months Ended April 30,

           

2014

 

2013

Revenues

               

Total revenues

       

$             99,782

 

$             34,294

Expenses

               

Production taxes

       

6,348

 

2,444

Lease operating expenses

     

4,726

 

2,216

Gathering, transportation and processing

   

3,802

 

37

Oilfield services(a)

       

27,710

 

11,186

Depreciation and amortization

     

21,178

 

7,473

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

   

134

 

8

Corporate and Other stock-based compensation

1,523

 

1,062

E&P stock-based compensation

   

395

 

322

RockPile stock-based compensation

   

90

 

211

Corporate and Other cash G&A expenses

   

3,518

 

1,461

E&P cash G&A expenses

     

2,914

 

1,567

RockPile cash G&A expenses

     

5,097

 

1,979

Total operating expenses

     

77,435

 

29,966

                 

Operating Income

       

22,347

 

4,328

                 

Gain on equity investment derivatives

   

10,454

 

-

Gain (loss) from commodity derivative activities

(5,456)

 

1,212

Interest expense

       

(2,864)

 

(1,472)

Income (loss) from equity investment

   

(126)

 

596

Interest income

       

60

 

37

Other income

       

138

 

510

Total other income

       

2,206

 

883

                 

Net Income Before Income Taxes

     

24,553

 

5,211

Income tax provision(b)

     

(10,011)

 

-

Net Income

       

$             14,542

 

$               5,211

                 

Net Income per Common

           

Basic

         

$                 0.17

 

$                 0.10

Diluted(c)

       

$                 0.15

 

$                 0.10

                 

Adjusted Net Income per Common(d)

         

Basic

         

$                 0.13

 

$                 0.07

Diluted(c)

       

$                 0.12

 

$                 0.07

                 

Weighted Average Common Shares

         

Basic

         

85,952

 

52,605

Diluted

         

103,314

 

53,004

                 

(a) Includes intercompany eliminations; reference Note 4 - Segment Reporting in our Q1 fiscal 2015 Form 10-Q for additional details.

(b) The effective tax rate for the three months ended April 30, 2014 is approximately 41%, which differs from the statutory income tax rate due to permanent book to tax differences. Income tax provision is primarily a non-cash expense, with a cash tax expense component of approximately $0.1 million.

(c) Includes net interest expense add-back of $0.9 million in Q1 fiscal 2015 related to outstanding convertible notes.

(d) Reference accompanying Reconciliation Tables and Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures at end of press release for additional detail.

 

Q1 Fiscal 2015 Summary Consolidated Balance Sheet (in thousands)

 
                 
           

April 30, 2014

 

January 31, 2014

Assets

               

Cash and equivalents

     

$               105,282

 

$                 81,750

Other current assets

       

113,880

 

113,131

Net property and equipment

     

834,804

 

753,880

Other noncurrent assets

     

88,555

 

78,823

Total assets

       

$            1,142,521

 

$            1,027,584

                 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

         

Current liabilities

       

$               160,751

 

$               159,368

5% convertible note

       

130,907

 

129,290

Long-term debt

       

291,524

 

205,067

Other noncurrent liabilities

     

20,786

 

10,697

Total stockholders' equity

     

538,553

 

523,162

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

   

$            1,142,521

 

$            1,027,584

 

Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures

(1)

The Company often provides financial metrics for Triangle's segments of operation. Revenues for each segment are disclosed in notes to the financial statements contained in the Company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings, but the sum of those stand-alone revenues differ from Triangle's consolidated revenues for the corresponding reporting period. Triangle's consolidated revenues would reflect segment revenues reduced for intracompany sales (i.e. for RockPile services to Triangle's E&P segment).
 

Triangle also believes that stand-alone segment revenue assists investors in measuring RockPile's and Caliber's performance as stand-alone companies without eliminating, on a consolidated basis, certain revenues attributable to services for Triangle's economic interests in wells operated by Triangle's E&P segment.

   

(2)

Adjusted-EBITDA represents income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, other non-cash items, and non-recurring items. Adjusted-EBITDA is not a calculation based upon generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP"). Triangle has presented Adjusted-EBITDA by segment because it regularly reviews Adjusted-EBITDA by segment as a measure of the segment's operating performance. Triangle also believes Adjusted-EBITDA assists investors in comparing segment performance on a consistent basis without regard to interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, other non-cash items, and non-recurring items which can vary significantly depending upon many factors. 
 

The total of Adjusted-EBITDA by segment is not indicative of Triangle's consolidated Adjusted-EBITDA, which reflects other matters such as (i) additional parent administrative costs, (ii) intracompany eliminations, (iii) paid-in-kind interest expense on the convertible notes and (iv) the use of the equity method, rather than consolidation, for Triangle's investment in Caliber.  The Adjusted-EBITDA measures presented in the "Reconciliation Tables" may not always be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in the components of the calculation.
 

We believe that net income before income taxes is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP that is most directly comparable to Adjusted-EBITDA. Net income before income taxes will be significantly affected by consolidated interest expense and full-cost pool amortization. Such amortization varies with changes in proved reserves, well costs during the year, and future plans in developing proved undeveloped reserves.

   

(3)

Adjusted net income (loss) is defined as net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders adjusted to exclude certain charges or amounts in order to provide users of this financial information with additional meaningful comparisons between current results and the results of prior periods. We present this measure because (i) it is consistent with the manner in which the Company's performance is measured relative to the performance of its peers, (ii) this measure is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by securities analysts, and (iii) charges or amounts excluded cannot be reasonably estimated and guidance provided by the company excludes information regarding these types of items. These adjusted amounts are not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. We believe that net income (loss) is the performance measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP that is most directly comparable to adjusted net income (loss).

 

About Triangle

Triangle (NYSE MKT: TPLM) is a vertically integrated, growth oriented energy company with a strategic focus on developing the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. For more information, visit Triangle's website at www.trianglepetroleum.com.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, Triangle will host a conference call Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM MT (10:30 AM ET) to provide an operational update and financial results of Triangle's Q1 fiscal 2015, followed immediately by a question and answer session. Interested parties may dial-in using the conference call number (877) 870-4263. International parties may dial-in using (412) 317-0790. The Company recommends dialing into the conference call at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time. A recording of the conference call will be available through June 18, 2014 at (877) 344-7529 (conference # 10047066). For international participants, the replay dial-in number is (412) 317-0088 (conference # 10047066).

Q1 Fiscal 2015 Segment Income and Elimination (in thousands)

   

Exploration

and Production

 

RockPile's

Pressure Pumping

and Other Services

 

Corporate

and Other(a)

 

 Eliminations

and Other

   

Consolidated

Total

Revenues

                     

Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales

$

60,834

$

-

$

-

$

-

 

$

60,834

Oilfield services for third parties

 

-

 

39,557

 

-

 

(609)

   

38,948

Intersegment revenues

 

-

 

21,875

 

-

 

(21,875)

   

-

Other

 

-

 

-

 

177

 

(177)

   

-

Total revenues

 

60,834

 

61,432

 

177

 

(22,661)

   

99,782

                       

Expenses

                     

Prod. taxes, LOE, and other expenses

 

15,010

 

-

 

-

 

-

   

15,010

Depreciation and amortization

 

18,612

 

3,590

 

176

 

(1,200)

   

21,178

Cost of oilfield services

 

-

 

43,711

 

-

 

(16,001)

   

27,710

General and administrative

 

3,309

 

5,187

 

5,041

 

-

   

13,537

Total operating expenses

 

36,931

 

52,488

 

5,217

 

(17,201)

   

77,435

                       

Income (loss) from operations

 

23,903

 

8,944

 

(5,040)

 

(5,460)

   

22,347

Other income (expense), net

 

(6,431)

 

(507)

 

9,321

 

(177)

   

2,206

Net income (loss) before income taxes

$

17,472

$

8,437

$

4,281

$

(5,637)

(b)

$

24,553

                       

(a) Corporate and Other includes our corporate office and several subsidiaries that management does not consider to be part of the exploration and production or oilfield services segments.  Also included are our results from our investment in Caliber, including any changes in the fair value of our equity investment derivatives.  Other than our investment in Caliber, these subsidiaries have limited activity.

 

(b) $5.6 million RockPile, Caliber, and other services consolidated elimination results in a $5.6 million reduction in oil and natural gas property expenditures.

 

*Reference Note 4 – Segment Reporting in our Q1 fiscal 2015 Form 10-Q for additional details

 

 

Reconciliation Tables (in thousands)

a)  

 Consolidated Adjusted net income per common stockholder (reference disclosure (3) in "Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures")

 

Q1 fiscal 2015

 

Q1 fiscal 2014

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$ 14,542

 

$ 5,211

Gain on equity investment derivatives

(10,454)

 

-

(Gain) loss on commodity derivatives

5,456

 

(1,212)

Gain on investment in marketable securities

-

 

(409)

Tax impact(a)

2,038

 

-

Adjusted net income

$ 11,582

 

$ 3,590

       

Adjusted net income per common

   

Basic

$ 0.13

 

$ 0.07

Diluted(b)

$ 0.12

 

$ 0.07

       

Weighted average common shares

   

Basic

85,952

 

52,605

Diluted

103,314

 

53,004

   

(a)

Tax impact is computed as pre tax-effected adjusting items multiplied by one less the Company's effective tax rate.

(b)

Includes interest expense add-back of $0.9 million net of income taxes and amounts capitalized in Q1 fiscal year 2015 related to outstanding convertible notes.

 

b)  

E&P stand-alone Adjusted-EBITDA (reference disclosure (1) and (2) in "Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures")

           

Q1 fiscal 2015

 

Q4 fiscal 2014

Net income before income taxes

$ 17,472

 

$ 17,456

Depreciation and amortization

18,612

 

17,507

Net interest expense

     

1,113

 

1,028

Stock-based compensation

395

 

230

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

134

 

18

(Gain) loss on commodity derivatives

5,456

 

(2,146)

Settlements of commodity derivatives

(818)

 

(2,448)

Adjusted-EBITDA

     

$ 42,365

 

$ 31,645

 

c)  

RockPile stand-alone Adjusted-EBITDA(reference disclosure (1) and (2) in "Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures")

           

Q1 fiscal 2015

 

Q4 fiscal 2014

Net income before income taxes

$ 8,437

 

$ 5,967

Depreciation and amortization

3,590

 

3,431

Stock-based compensation

90

 

132

Net interest expense

     

507

 

380

One-time start-up costs and other

1,176

 

577

Adjusted-EBITDA

     

$ 13,800

 

$ 10,486

*RockPile Adjusted-EBITDA calculated as per recently upsized credit facility, which closed on March 25, 2014

 

d) 

Caliber stand-alone Adjusted-EBITDA (reference disclosure (1) and (2) in "Use of Segment Information and Non-GAAP Measures")

 

Q1 fiscal 2015

 

Q4 fiscal 2014

Net income before income taxes

$ 51

 

$ (37)

Depreciation and amortization

231

 

156

Warrant expense

56

 

58

Net interest expense

85

 

54

Well connect fees bill

294

 

546

Well connect revenue recognized

(28)

 

(18)

Adjusted-EBITDA

$ 689

 

$ 759

*Caliber Adjusted-EBITDA represents Triangle's 30% ownership share of the partnership, before intracompany elimination

*Previous period reflects adjustment related to the recognition of warrant expense and well connect fees

 

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

The information presented in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risks discussed in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

Contact

Triangle Petroleum Corporation
Justin Bliffen, Chief Financial Officer
303-260-7125
info@trianglepetroleum.com

SOURCE Triangle Petroleum Corporation


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