November 19, 2013
Energy company’s are on doing well in this economic shift. Companies are reporting financial quarter closings and energy is a segment on the move. The oil and gas market is in a boom time again as “U.S. Energy Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Highlights and Selected Financial Results” revealing production is up and profits.
Globe Newswire and Wall Street Journal reported the U.S. Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: USEG) (the “Company”), third quarter 2013 financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 revealed the following:
Financial and Operational Results
— During the three months ended September 30, 2013, the Company produced
101,987 barrels of oil equivalent (“BOE”), or 1,109 BOE/D from 101 gross
(15.14 net) wells.
— Oil and Gas operations produced operating income of $2.5 million during
the quarter ended September 30, 2013 as compared to operating income of
$1.7 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
— The Company recognized $8.6 million in revenues during the three months
ended September 30, 2013 as compared to $7.6 million during the same
period of the prior year. The $943,000 increase in revenue is primarily
due to higher realized oil and gas prices in 2013 when compared to 2012.
— At September 30, 2013, the Company had $5.5 million in cash and cash
equivalents on hand. Working capital (current assets minus current
liabilities) was $5.1 million.
— On September 11, 2013 the Company completed the sale of the Remington
Village Apartment Complex located in Gillette, Wyoming to an affiliate of
the Miller Frishman Group, LLC for $15.0 million. A related commercial
note in the amount of $9.5 million was paid in full at closing and net
proceeds to the Company were approximately $5.0 million as a result of
— The Company recognized $24.4 million in revenues during the nine months
ended September 30, 2013.
— During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, we received average
revenue of $2.7 million per month from our producing wells with an
average operating cost of $637,000 per month (excluding workover costs),
and production taxes of $278,000 before non-cash depletion expense, for
an average cash flow of $1.8 million per month from oil and gas
production before non-cash depletion expense.
— General and administrative expenses decreased by $1.4 million during the
nine months ended September 30, 2013 as compared to general and
administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.
Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and
amortization, accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations,
non-cash impairments, unrealized derivative gains and losses and non-cash
stock compensation expense (“Modified EBITDAX”), was $11.5 million for
the nine months ended September 30, 2013, an increase of 16.3% from $9.9
million for the same period in 2012. Modified EBITDAX is a non-GAAP
financial measure. Please refer to the reconciliation in this release for
additional information about this measure.*
“The Company participates with Contango Oil & Gas Company in approximately 10,140 gross (3,042 net) acres in the Booth-Tortuga acreage block in Dimmit County, Texas which are prospective for the Buda Limestone and other formations. The Company has an approximate 30% working interest and an approximate 22.5% net revenue interest in the acreage.”
The boom of oil and gas has produced a windfall that may lead to expanded growth if company’s diversify over the next ten years. Oil and gas is indeed in a boom but the role of structuring an energy mix is a development that time has come. When the term smart grid is considered it advances beyond the role of oil and gas, integrating technologies to support energy capacity and security.
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