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Battalion Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Results and Provides 2020 Guidance

/EIN News/ -- HOUSTON, March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Battalion Oil Corporation (NYSEA: BATL, "Battalion” or the "Company") today reported results of operations for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2019.

2019 and Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Increased 2019 annual oil production by 6% over 2018 to 10,356 barrels of oil per day (“Bopd”); fourth quarter 2019 oil production of 11,489 Bopd
  • Decreased fourth quarter 2019 operating costs to $18.28 per barrel of oil equivalent (“Boe”) from $36.98 per Boe in same quarter prior year and $30.40 per Boe in third quarter 2019
  • Decreased fourth quarter 2019 adjusted G&A costs to $3.22 per Boe from $5.08 per Boe in same quarter prior year and $4.92 per Boe in third quarter 2019 (see Selected Operating Data table for additional information)
  • Decreased Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA of 1.54x as of year end
  • Secured substantial, low-cost sour gas processing capacity at Valkyrie of 35,000 lb per day during last half of 2019 with limited capital investment; further expansion to 70,000 lb per day commenced in December 2019 and online in March 2020 providing several years of flow assurance

Management Comments on Results
Richard Little, Battalion's Chief Executive Officer commented, "There has been a tremendous amount of work by the team to essentially stand up a new company.  Since the restructuring, we’ve consolidated offices into one location, reduced G&A by over 40%, integrated a strong technical team, reduced well costs by over 30%, doubled H2S treating capacity, reduced LOE by nearly 30%, applied for and received an acid gas injection well permit and relisted on the NYSE-American under the name Battalion Oil.  I’m proud that everything we’ve done together over the last several months affords us security and confidence as we face uncertainty. From a position of strength, we’re focused on organic growth and can be opportunistic and evaluate M&A responsibly.  We’ve been through these cycles before and appreciate what it takes to survive in challenging times.”

Results of Operations
Battalion ended 2019 with 133 gross (102 net) horizontal wells producing in the Delaware Basin. Annual net production was 10,356 Bopd for 2019 compared to 9,748 Bopd for 2018. For the three months ended December 31, 2019, oil production averaged 11,489 Bopd as compared to 11,848 Bopd for the same quarter last year.  Production was comprised of 57% oil, 19% natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and 24% natural gas during the fourth quarter 2019. 

Battalion generated total revenues of $65.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.  The Company reported a net loss to common stockholders of $10.5 million or a net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.65 for the fourth quarter of 2019. After adjusting for certain items including the effect of unrealized derivative losses, restructuring and reorganization costs (see Selected Item Review and Reconciliation table for additional information), the Company reflected net income of $11.3 million or net income per basic and diluted share of $0.70 for the fourth quarter 2019. Adjusted EBITDA (see EBITDA Reconciliation table for additional information) totaled $32.6 million and $89.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 and full year, respectively.

Excluding the impact of hedges, Battalion realized 95% of the average NYMEX oil price during the fourth quarter of 2019.  Realized hedge gains totaled approximately $2.0 million during the fourth quarter 2019 and $13.0 million for the full year.

Total operating costs per unit were $18.28 per Boe for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $36.98 per Boe and $30.40 per Boe for the same quarter prior year and third quarter of 2019, respectively.  The decrease in per unit total operating costs was primarily driven by sour gas processing cost improvements following repairs, reductions of general and administrative costs and optimization of production operations.

Liquidity and Capital Spending
As of December 31, 2019, Battalion's liquidity was $99.4 million consisting of $5.7 million in cash on hand plus availability under its revolving credit facility less letters of credit outstanding.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, Battalion incurred capital expenditures of $36.3 million, including $24.0 million on drilling and completions (“D&C”) and $11.3 million on infrastructure. Annual capital expenditures for 2019 were $258.9 million, including $161.7 million on drilling and completions and $84.1 million on infrastructure compared to $585.3 million in 2018 and $438.3 million and $147.0 million from D&C and infrastructure, respectively.

As of March 25, 2020, Battalion had 7,000 Bopd of oil hedged for the remainder of 2020 at an average price of $56.26 per barrel.  For 2021, the Company has 4,750 Bbl/d of oil hedged at an average price of $53.42 per barrel.  For 2022, the Company has 4,000 Bbl/d of oil hedged at an average price of $52.38 per barrel. As of March 20, 2020, the mark-to-market value of derivative contracts was approximately $125 million.

Operations Update
In the second half of 2019, Battalion brought online six new wells with compelling performance, including IP-30s of over 1,780 Boepd on average. The Company operated one rig during the second half of 2019 concentrated in Monument Draw, while maintaining minimum drilling obligations in West Quito Draw.  D&C activity in the second half of the year resulted in substantial savings, including over 30% reduction in average well costs to under $900/ft.

In addition to the improvements made to D&C, Battalion conducted an overhaul of sour gas treating operations. Shortly after commissioning the Valkyrie sour gas treating plant, in the second quarter of 2019, consistent downtime led to a short-term drop in production from cycling wells. Following comprehensive modifications to the chemical treating process as well as reconstructing certain critical mechanical components of the facility, capacity doubled to 35,000 lb per day and was fully operational during the fourth quarter of 2019 providing more capacity than required for the Company’s year-end 2019 proved developed producing wells. As a result of these activities, unit processing costs were reduced by over 70%. In December 2019, the Company initiated construction of a third processing train, which was commissioned in March 2020, doubling capacity yet again. The Company’s expansion to 70,000 lb per day of sulfur processing capabilities secures substantial, low-cost capacity for H2S treating, supporting a one rig program for several years of future development.

Furthermore, Battalion received permits from the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to construct and operate an acid gas injection (“AGI”) well by converting an existing producing gas well, providing an advantaged position over other producers in addressing a growing obstacle to horizontal development in the Delaware Basin.

Mr. Little continued, “Our team remained committed to diligent execution while simultaneously working to transform the entire company.  We have done a tremendous job driving down well costs and operating expenses and are now well positioned for organic growth when the market eventually turns around. I’m especially pleased with the result of our Valkyrie plant expansion.  This facility can now treat 100% of our produced gas for at least the next couple of years.  While other producers have been wary of the risks associated with sour gas production, this team has embraced the challenge and solved our capacity constraint issues. We’ve continued to be a leader in this area of the basin in dealing with sour gas production. Now that we have received our AGI permit, we have the platform in place for significant growth in the not-so-distant future. 

Given the transformational change this company has experienced, I’m excited about the future. Holistically, it’s why we point out that “Battalion” isn’t just a change in name only, it’s the beginning of a new company and a new culture predicated on discipline, accountability, and high-end performance.”

2020 Guidance
Battalion had planned to spend between $123 and $138 million to keep one rig active throughout 2020 in order to spud approximately 10 wells and place online 12 to 14 wells. As a result of recent changes in market conditions and commodity prices, we are considering revisions to our 2020 capital budget which would lower anticipated capital expenditures to approximately $60 million to $76 million and include drilling four to six gross operated wells and putting online six to seven gross operated wells during the year. Since the acreage is substantially held by production, and the original capital program assumed most of the annual activity would be front-weighted to Q1 2020, Battalion has the latitude to consider releasing the rig beginning in June 2020.

    2019 Actuals   FY 2020 Guidance
    FY   Q4   Initial   Revised
Oil Production, MBopd    10.4    11.5    11.1 – 11.7   10.3 – 10.8
Total Production, MBoepd    18.0    20.3    18.5 – 19.5   17.5 – 18.5
Rig Count   4.0 → 1.0   1   1   0.4
Wells POL    17    3   12 – 14   6 – 7
Total D&C Capex, $MM   $162   $24   $105 – $115   $45 – $55
D&C Cost per Well, $/ft   $1,350   $855   $1,000 – $1,250   $800 – $1,100
LOE, $/Boe   $7.98   $6.86   $6.00 – $7.50   $6.00 – $7.50
Infrastructure Capex, $MM   $84   $11   $15 – $20   $12 – $18
H2S Capacity, MLbpd    35    35    70    70
G&A, $MM   $42   $5   $20 – $25   $18 – $22

Proved Reserve Update
Battalion's estimated proved reserves as of December 31, 2019 were approximately 62.1 MMBoe, comprised of 63% oil, 17% NGL and 20% natural gas, with a standardized measure of $408.9 million.  Battalion's estimated proved reserves at December 31, 2019 were prepared by Netherland Sewell & Associates, Inc. in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines using an average WTI price of $55.85 per barrel for oil and an average Henry Hub spot price of $2.578 per MMBtu for natural gas.

Fresh Start Accounting
Battalion adopted fresh-start accounting as of October 1, 2019, to coincide with the timing of the Company’s normal fourth quarter reporting period.  The Company evaluated and concluded that events between October 1, 2019 and October 8, 2019, the effective date of its emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, were immaterial and the use of an accounting convenience date of October 1, 2019 was appropriate. The adoption of fresh-start accounting resulted in the Company becoming a new entity for financial reporting purposes.  Upon the adoption of fresh-start accounting, Battalion's assets and liabilities were recorded at their fair values as of the fresh-start reporting date, and as a result, the Company's consolidated financial statements subsequent to October 1, 2019 are not comparable to its financial statements prior to October 1, 2019.  Please review Battalion's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 for further details regarding fresh-start accounting and the financial information presented at the end of this release.

Conference Call Information
Battalion Oil Corporation has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. CDT).  To participate in the conference call, dial (888) 254-3590 for domestic and international callers a few minutes before the call begins and reference Battalion Oil Corporation confirmation code 5152270.  The conference call recording will also be posted to Battalion’s website: www.battalionoil.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about anticipated production, liquidity, capital spending, drilling and completion plans, and forward guidance. Forward-looking statements may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects", "believes", "intends", "anticipates", "plans", "estimates", “projects”, "potential", "possible", or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "will", "should", or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations and involve certain assumptions or estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and other filings submitted by the Company to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or through the Company's website at www.battalionoil.com. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof. The Company has no duty, and assumes no obligation, to update forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or changes in the Company's expectations.

About Battalion
Battalion Oil Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

Contact
John-Davis Rutkauskas
Director, Corporate Finance & IR
(832) 538-0551

 


Exhibit 99.1

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Successor     Predecessor
    Period from     Period from    
    October 2, 2019     October 1, 2019   Three Months
    through     through   Ended
    December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
                     
Operating revenues:                    
Oil   $  58,325       $  —     $  53,858  
Natural gas      1,719          —        1,505  
Natural gas liquids      5,071          —        4,514  
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales      65,115          —        59,877  
Other      467          —        467  
Total operating revenues      65,582          —        60,344  
                     
Operating expenses:                    
Production:                    
Lease operating      12,804          —        9,571  
Workover and other      1,655          —        3,779  
Taxes other than income      3,730          —        2,975  
Gathering and other      10,812          —        29,308  
Restructuring      1,175          —        —  
General and administrative      5,111          —        12,860  
Depletion, depreciation and accretion      19,996          —        25,130  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )        —        (119,003 )
Total operating expenses      54,777          —        (35,380 )
Income (loss) from operations      10,805          —        95,724  
               —        
Other income (expenses):              —        
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts      (16,692 )        —        159,228  
Interest expense and other      (1,275 )        —        (12,493 )
Reorganization items, net      (3,298 )        (115,366 )      —  
Total other income (expenses)      (21,265 )        (115,366 )      146,735  
Income (loss) before income taxes      (10,460 )        (115,366 )      242,459  
Income tax benefit (provision)      —          —        (95,791 )
Net income (loss)   $  (10,460 )     $  (115,366 )   $  146,668  
                     
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:                    
Basic   $  (0.65 )     $  (0.71 )   $  0.93  
Diluted   $  (0.65 )     $  (0.71 )   $  0.93  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                    
Basic      16,204          161,502        158,148  
Diluted      16,204          161,502        158,359  



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Successor     Predecessor
    Period from     Period from    
    October 2, 2019     January 1, 2019    
    through     through   Year Ended
    December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
                     
Operating revenues:                    
Oil   $  58,325       $  145,024     $  199,601  
Natural gas      1,719          107        6,791  
Natural gas liquids      5,071          13,229        19,137  
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales      65,115          158,360        225,529  
Other      467          743        1,080  
Total operating revenues      65,582          159,103        226,609  
                     
Operating expenses:                    
Production:                    
Lease operating      12,804          39,617        25,075  
Workover and other      1,655          5,580        8,574  
Taxes other than income      3,730          9,213        12,787  
Gathering and other      10,812          36,057        60,090  
Restructuring      1,175          15,148        128  
General and administrative      5,111          36,550        62,056  
Depletion, depreciation and accretion      19,996          90,912        77,527  
Full cost ceiling impairment      —          985,190        —  
(Gain) loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties      —          —        7,235  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )        3,618        (119,003 )
Total operating expenses      54,777          1,221,885        134,469  
Income (loss) from operations      10,805          (1,062,782 )      92,140  
                     
Other income (expenses):                    
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts      (16,692 )        (34,332 )      92,625  
Interest expense and other      (1,275 )        (37,606 )      (43,015 )
Reorganization items, net      (3,298 )        (117,124 )      —  
Total other income (expenses)      (21,265 )        (189,062 )      49,610  
Income (loss) before income taxes      (10,460 )        (1,251,844 )      141,750  
Income tax benefit (provision)      —          95,791        (95,791 )
Net income (loss)   $  (10,460 )     $  (1,156,053 )   $  45,959  
                     
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:                    
Basic   $  (0.65 )     $  (7.27 )   $  0.29  
Diluted   $  (0.65 )     $  (7.27 )   $  0.29  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                    
Basic      16,204          158,925        157,011  
Diluted      16,204          158,925        157,295  



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

               
    Successor     Predecessor
    December 31, 2019     December 31, 2018
Current assets:              
Cash and cash equivalents   $  5,701       $  46,866  
Accounts receivable, net      48,504          35,718  
Assets from derivative contracts      4,995          57,280  
Restricted cash      4,574          —  
Prepaids and other      7,379          4,788  
Total current assets      71,153          144,652  
Oil and natural gas properties (full cost method):              
Evaluated      420,609          1,470,509  
Unevaluated      105,009          971,918  
Gross oil and natural gas properties      525,618          2,442,427  
Less - accumulated depletion      (19,474 )        (639,951 )
Net oil and natural gas properties      506,144          1,802,476  
Other operating property and equipment:              
Other operating property and equipment      3,655          130,251  
Less - accumulated depreciation      (378 )        (8,388 )
Net other operating property and equipment      3,277          121,863  
Other noncurrent assets:              
Assets from derivative contracts      224          12,437  
Operating lease right of use assets      3,165          —  
Funds in escrow and other      703          2,181  
Total assets   $  584,666       $  2,083,609  
               
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $  97,333       $  157,848  
Liabilities from derivative contracts      8,069          3,768  
Operating lease liabilities      923          —  
Asset retirement obligations      109          126  
Total current liabilities      106,434          161,742  
Long-term debt, net      144,000          613,105  
Other noncurrent liabilities:              
Liabilities from derivative contracts      4,854          9,139  
Asset retirement obligations      10,481          6,788  
Operating lease liabilities      2,247          —  
Deferred income taxes      —          95,791  
Commitments and contingencies              
Stockholders' equity:              
Predecessor Common stock: 1,000,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value      —          16  
authorized; 160,612,852 shares issued and outstanding      —          1,095,367  
Predecessor Additional paid-in capital              
Common stock: 100,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value              
authorized; 16,203,940 shares issued and outstanding      2          —  
Successor Additional paid-in capital      327,108          —  
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)      (10,460 )        101,661  
  Total stockholders' equity      316,650          1,197,044  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $  584,666       $  2,083,609  



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

    Successor     Predecessor
    Period from     Period from    
    October 2, 2019     October 1, 2019   Three Months
    through     through   Ended
    December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
Cash flows from operating activities:                    
Net income (loss)   $  (10,460 )     $  (115,366 )   $  146,668  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used                    
in) operating activities:                    
Depletion, depreciation and accretion      19,996          —        25,130  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )        —        (119,003 )
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)      —          —        95,791  
Stock-based compensation, net      —          —        3,025  
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts      18,681          —        (161,798 )
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs      —          —        383  
Amortization of discount and premium      —          —        53  
Reorganization items, net      (3,615 )        109,170        —  
Other expense (income)      253          —        (2,922 )
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital      24,349          (6,196 )      (12,673 )
Changes in working capital      (10,695 )        (302 )      43,119  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities      13,654          (6,498 )      30,446  
                     
Cash flows from investing activities:                    
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures      (43,230 )        —        (106,381 )
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets      —          —        2,169  
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties      —          —        (387 )
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures      —          —        (37,606 )
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment      6          —        213,847  
Funds held in escrow and other      434          —        —  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities      (42,790 )        —        71,642  
                     
Cash flows from financing activities:                    
Proceeds from borrowings      36,000          130,000        145,000  
Repayments of borrowings      (22,000 )        (258,234 )      (200,000 )
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders      -          (4 )      -  
Debt issuance costs      (1,471 )        (8,764 )      (321 )
Common stock issued      -          155,929        -  
Equity issuance costs and other      (2,503 )        (53 )      (38 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities      10,026          18,874        (55,359 )
                     
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash      (19,110 )        12,376        46,729  
                     
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period      29,385          17,009        137  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period   $  10,275       $  29,385     $  46,866  



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

  Successor     Predecessor
  Period from     Period from    
  October 2, 2019     January 1, 2019    
  through     through   Year Ended
  December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
Cash flows from operating activities:                  
Net income (loss) $  (10,460 )     $  (1,156,053 )   $  45,959  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used                  
in) operating activities:                  
Depletion, depreciation and accretion    19,996          90,912        77,527  
Full cost ceiling impairment    —          985,190        —  
(Gain) loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties    —          —        7,235  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets    (506 )        3,618        (119,003 )
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)    —          (95,791 )      95,791  
Stock-based compensation, net    —          (8,035 )      15,266  
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts    18,681          45,834        (84,274 )
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs    —          1,859        1,405  
Amortization of discount and premium    —          134        288  
Reorganization items, net    (3,615 )        108,887        —  
Other expense (income)    253          535        (1,608 )
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital    24,349          (22,910 )      38,586  
Changes in working capital    (10,695 )        (16,821 )      28,569  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities    13,654          (39,731 )      67,155  
                   
Cash flows from investing activities:                  
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures    (43,230 )        (167,235 )      (475,685 )
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets    —          1,247        3,816  
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties    —          (2,809 )      (333,857 )
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures    —          (85,613 )      (116,995 )
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment    6          —        216,083  
Funds held in escrow and other    434          (7 )      153  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities    (42,790 )        (254,417 )      (706,485 )
                   
Cash flows from financing activities:                  
Proceeds from borrowings    36,000          445,234        438,000  
Repayments of borrowings    (22,000 )        (315,234 )      (232,000 )
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders    -          (4 )      -  
Debt issuance costs    (1,471 )        (8,764 )      (4,334 )
Common stock issued    -          155,929        63,480  
Equity issuance costs and other    (2,503 )        (494 )      (3,021 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities    10,026          276,667        262,125  
                   
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash    (19,110 )        (17,481 )      (377,205 )
                   
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period    29,385          46,866        424,071  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $  10,275       $  29,385     $  46,866  



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED OPERATING DATA (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Years Ended December 31,
  2019 (6)   2018     2019 (6)   2018  
                       
Production volumes:                      
Crude oil (MBbls)    1,057        1,090        3,780        3,558  
Natural gas (MMcf)    2,755        1,598        9,136        4,607  
Natural gas liquids (MBbls)    351        226        1,262        749  
Total (MBoe)    1,867        1,582        6,565        5,075  
Average daily production (Boe/d)    20,293        17,196        17,986        13,904  
                       
Average prices:                      
Crude oil (per Bbl) $  55.18     $  49.41     $  53.80     $  56.10  
Natural gas (per Mcf)    0.62        0.94        0.20        1.47  
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)    14.45        19.97        14.50        25.55  
Total per Boe    34.88        37.85        34.04        44.44  
                       
Cash effect of derivative contracts:                      
Crude oil (per Bbl) $  (1.03 )   $  (7.28 )   $  (0.96 )   $  0.72  
Natural gas (per Mcf)    0.19        0.96        0.71        0.43  
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)    7.31        16.99        8.80        5.13  
Total per Boe    1.06        (1.62 )      2.13        1.65  
                       
Average prices computed after cash effect of settlement of derivative contracts:                      
Crude oil (per Bbl) $  54.15     $  42.13     $  52.84     $  56.82  
Natural gas (per Mcf)    0.81        1.90        0.91        1.90  
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)    21.76        36.96        23.30        30.68  
Total per Boe    35.94        36.23        36.17        46.09  
                       
Average cost per Boe:                      
Production:                      
Lease operating $  6.86     $  6.05     $  7.98     $  4.94  
Workover and other    0.89        2.39        1.10        1.69  
Taxes other than income    2.00        1.88        1.97        2.52  
Gathering and other, as adjusted (1)    5.80        18.33        6.88        11.63  
Restructuring    0.63        -        2.49        0.03  
General and administrative, as adjusted (1)    3.22        5.08        4.70        7.57  
                       
(1) Represents gathering and other and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation below:
                       
General and administrative:                      
General and administrative, as reported $  2.74     $  8.13     $  6.35     $  12.23  
Stock-based compensation:                      
Non-cash    —        (1.91 )      1.22        (3.01 )
Transaction costs, key employee retention agreements and other:                      
Cash    0.48        (1.14 )      (2.87 )      (1.65 )
General and administrative, as adjusted(2) $  3.22     $  5.08     $  4.70     $  7.57  
                       
Gathering and other, as reported $  5.79     $  18.53     $  7.14     $  11.84  
Rig stacking charges and other(3)    0.01        (0.20 )      (0.26 )      (0.21 )
Gathering and other, as adjusted(4) $  5.80     $  18.33     $  6.88     $  11.63  
                       
Total operating costs, as reported $  18.28     $  36.98     $  24.54     $  33.22  
  Total adjusting items    0.49        (3.25 )      (1.91 )      (4.87 )
Total operating costs, as adjusted(5) $  18.77     $  33.73     $  22.63     $  28.35  

  1. General and administrative, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation charges relating to equity awards under our incentive stock plans, as well as other cash charges associated with certain transactions. The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on general and administrative expenses and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparison to prior periods.
  2. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have been revised to conform to the current presentation by eliminating adjustments for gas treating fees.
  3. Gathering and other, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes rig stacking charges and other costs.  The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on gathering and other expense and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparative purposes.
  4. Represents lease operating, workover and other expense, taxes other than income, gathering and other expense and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation above.
  5. For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods.  The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Successor     Predecessor
    Period from     Period from    
    October 2, 2019     October 1, 2019   Three Months
    through     through   Ended
    December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
As Reported:                    
Net income (loss), as reported   $  (10,460 )     $  (115,366 )   $  146,668  
                     
Impact of Selected Items:                    
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:                    
Crude oil   $  16,751       $  —     $  (139,089 )
Natural gas      (1,332 )        —        (2,276 )
Natural gas liquids      3,262          —        (20,433 )
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge      18,681          —        (161,798 )
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )        —        (119,003 )
Reorganization items, net      3,298          115,366        —  
Restructuring      1,175          —        —  
Prepetition reorganization costs and other non-recurring      (901 )        —        1,827  
Selected items, before income taxes      21,747          115,366        (278,974 )
Income tax effect of selected items(1)      —          —        102,519  
Selected items, net of tax   $  21,747       $  115,366     $  (176,455 )
                     
As Adjusted:                    
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (2)(3)   $  11,287       $  —     $  (29,787 )
                     
                     
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported   $  (0.65 )     $  (0.71 )   $  0.93  
Impact of selected items      1.35          0.71        (1.12 )
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)   $  0.70       $  —     $  (0.19 )
                     
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported   $  (0.65 )     $  (0.71 )   $  0.93  
Impact of selected items      1.35          0.71        (1.12 )
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)(4)   $  0.70       $  —     $  (0.19 )
                     
                     
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   $  13,654       $  (6,498 )   $  30,446  
Changes in working capital, net of acquisitions      10,695          302        (43,119 )
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital      24,349          (6,196 )      (12,673 )
Cash components of selected items      6,929          5,321        5,094  
Income tax effect of selected items (1)      —          —        (1,070 )
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (2)(3)   $  31,278       $  (875 )   $  (8,649 )

  1. For the three months ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor), this represents the tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 21.0% and includes a $43.9 million adjustment for the net change in valuation allowance and deferred tax asset.
  2. Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management's belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results.  These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance. Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have been revised to conform to the current presentation by eliminating adjustments for gas treating fees. Management believes that conforming the presentation of this information facilitates comparisons across periods.
  3. For the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and for the three months ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $0.9 million and $4.4 million, respectively, of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the periods.
  4. The impact of selected items for the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), October 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) and for the three months ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 161.5 million and 158.1 million, respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

    Successor     Predecessor
    Period from     Period from    
    October 2, 2019     January 1, 2019    
    through     through   Year Ended
    December 31, 2019     October 1, 2019   December 31, 2018
As Reported:                    
Net income (loss), as reported   $  (10,460 )     $  (1,156,053 )   $  45,959  
                     
Impact of Selected Items:                    
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:                    
Crude oil   $  16,751       $  35,967     $  (71,953 )
Natural gas      (1,332 )        3,753        (2,945 )
Natural gas liquids      3,262          6,114        (9,376 )
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge      18,681          45,834        (84,274 )
Full cost ceiling impairment      —          985,190        —  
(Gain) loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties      —          —        7,235  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )        3,618        (119,003 )
Other operating property and equipment impairment      —          —        —  
Loss (gain) on extinguishment of debt      —          —        —  
Reorganization items, net      3,298          117,124        —  
Restructuring      1,175          15,148        128  
Prepetition reorganization costs and other non-recurring      (901 )        22,601        10,200  
Selected items, before income taxes      21,747          1,189,515        (185,714 )
Income tax effect of selected items(1)      —          (53,660 )      104,471  
Selected items, net of tax   $  21,747       $  1,135,855     $  (81,243 )
                     
As Adjusted:                    
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (2)(3)   $  11,287       $  (20,198 )   $  (35,284 )
                     
                     
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported   $  (0.65 )     $  (7.27 )   $  0.29  
Impact of selected items      1.35          7.14        (0.51 )
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)   $  0.70       $  (0.13 )   $  (0.22 )
                     
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported   $  (0.65 )     $  (7.27 )   $  0.29  
Impact of selected items      1.35          7.14        (0.51 )
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)(4)   $  0.70       $  (0.13 )   $  (0.22 )
                     
                     
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   $  13,654       $  (39,731 )   $  67,155  
Changes in working capital, net of acquisitions      10,695          16,821        (28,569 )
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital      24,349          (22,910 )      38,586  
Cash components of selected items      6,929          44,851        10,451  
Income tax effect of selected items (1)      —          (9,419 )      (2,195 )
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (2)(3)   $  31,278       $  12,522     $  46,842  

  1. For the period from January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor), this represents the tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 21.0% and includes a $196.1 million adjustment for the net change in valuation allowance and deferred tax asset. For the year ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor), this represents the tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 21.0% and includes a $65.5 million adjustment for the net change in valuation allowance and deferred tax asset.
  2. Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management's belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results.  These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance. Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have been revised to conform to the current presentation by eliminating adjustments for gas treating fees. Management believes that conforming the presentation of this information facilitates comparisons across periods.
  3. For the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) and for the year ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $0.9 million, $8.7 million and $35.2 million, respectively, of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the periods.
  4. The impact of selected items for the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) and for the year ended December 31, 2018 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 158.9 million and 157.0 million, respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.



BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
EBITDA RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

                         
    Three Months Ended December 31,   Years Ended December 31,
    2019 (3)   2018     2019 (3)   2018  
                         
Net income (loss), as reported   $  (125,826 )   $  146,668     $  (1,166,513 )   $  45,959  
Impact of adjusting items:                        
Interest expense      1,430        12,610        37,695        45,205  
Depletion, depreciation and accretion      19,996        25,130        110,908        77,527  
Full cost ceiling impairment      —        —        985,190        —  
Income tax provision (benefit)      —        95,791        (95,791 )      95,791  
Stock-based compensation      —        3,025        (8,035 )      15,266  
Interest income      (128 )      (117 )      (219 )      (2,031 )
(Gain) loss on sale of other assets      (6 )      290        412        (941 )
Restructuring      1,175        —        16,323        128  
Reorganization items, net      118,664        —        120,422        —  
(Gain) loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties      —        —        —        7,235  
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets      (506 )      (119,003 )      3,112        (119,003 )
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts      18,681        (161,798 )      64,515        (84,274 )
Prepetition reorganization costs and other non-recurring      (901 )      1,827        21,700        10,200  
Adjusted EBITDA(1)(2)   $  32,579     $  4,423     $  89,719     $  91,062  

  1. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, which is presented based on management's belief that it will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. This financial measure is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP measures, including net income (loss). This financial measure may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance. Amounts for periods prior to 2019 have been revised to conform to the current presentation by eliminating adjustments for gas treating fees. Management believes that conforming the presentation of this information facilitates comparisons across periods.
  2. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 include approximately $0.9 million and $4.4 million, respectively, of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the period.  Adjusted EBITDA for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 include approximately $8.7 million and $35.2 million, respectively, of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the year.
  3. For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.

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