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Angle Energy Inc. Announces 2013 First Quarter Results

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Angle Energy Inc. Announces 2013 First Quarter Results

17:06 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Angle Energy Inc. ("Angle" or the "Company") (TSX:NGL) today announced the financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

The Company has filed its interim consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the period ended March 31, 2013 on www.sedar.com and www.angleenergy.com. Operational and financial highlights for the first quarter of 2013 are noted below and should be read in conjunction with Angle's interim consolidated financial statements and related MD&A for the period ended March 31, 2013.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Funds from operations for the first quarter were $23.5 million or $0.29 per diluted share. This is an absolute increase of 2.4 percent, or 4 percent per diluted share, compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Light crude oil and condensate production grew to average 3,328 bbls/d in the quarter representing an 11 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding the 428 bbls/d of fourth quarter light crude oil and condensate production relating to the disposed non-core Edson natural gas assets, a 31 percent increase quarter over
    quarter was realized.

  • Operating netback in the first quarter was $29.10/boe, a 46 percent improvement over the average operating netback of $19.88/boe in the first quarter of 2012, and a 24 percent improvement over the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • First quarter production was 11,354 boe/d, composed of 29 percent light crude oil and condensate, 25 percent NGLs and 46 percent natural gas.

  • Capital spending in the first quarter was $65.2 million, which included the drilling and rig release of 17 gross (14.6 net) wells with a 100 percent success rate. Of the total, 11 gross (10.1 net) wells targeted Cardium light oil.

  • Exited the first quarter with $218.7 million of net debt (including $60 million of convertible debentures), yielding a first quarter annualized trailing debt to funds from operations ratio of 2.3 times. This result is within guided expectations, with forecast net debt to be reduced to approximately $215 million by June 30, 2013, as expected second quarter cash flow will exceed capital expenditures. Angle has a corporate directive of managing its debt to funds from operations ratio for the 2013 capital program to under 2.0 times on a fourth quarter annualized basis.

  • Completed construction of the Harmattan central oil battery, with initial capacity of 4,000 bbls/d of light oil, and related emulsion gathering lines. This important project is included in the first quarter facility and pipeline expenditures of $8.3
    million. The battery was completed on time and on budget, and is expected to reduce Harmattan Cardium operating costs by approximately $1.50/boe.

  • The sale of the non-core Edson natural gas assets closed on January 9, 2013, realizing net proceeds of $72.6 million.

Financial

In the first quarter of 2013, oil and natural gas revenues were $43.3 million compared to $46.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily due to lower boe production per day resulting from the non-core Edson natural gas asset disposition. However, funds from operations grew 2.4 percent over the fourth quarter of 2012 due to the shift in production to more profitable barrel equivalents. Funds from operations were $23.5 million or $0.29 per diluted share with recorded net earnings of $1.4 million or $0.02 per diluted share.

The commodity mixture Angle produces has changed materially, with light crude oil and condensate now representing 29 percent of corporate production compared to 22 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. Light crude oil, condensate and other natural gas liquids make up 54 percent of the Company's first quarter production compared to 46 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Operations

Highlights of Angle's first quarter operations were previously released on March 11, 2013. The first quarter of 2013 was focused on drilling Cardium light oil projects in Harmattan and Ferrier with 11 gross (10.1 net) wells of the 17 gross (14.6 net) wells rig released in the quarter. The average production from Cardium projects in the first quarter of 2013 was approximately 4,000 boe/d, with an operating netback of $42.00/boe.

Current field activity is subdued due to spring break-up conditions. To date in the second quarter, Angle has drilled and rig released 3 gross (2.6 net) wells, and a further 5 gross (4.2 net) wells are in various states of completion. Angle continues to utilize pad drilling whenever possible, which provides the best cost structure per well.

Operating costs in the first quarter were $5.28/boe, compared to $6.09/boe in the fourth quarter of 2012. Including transportation expenses, Angle's cost to operate in the first quarter was $5.98/boe, compared to $6.64/boe in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Company continues to focus development in its core properties where both capital and operating cost controls are most effective.

Outlook

The development of Angle's light oil projects is being conducted with strong cost controls or reductions in both capital and operating costs per well as the Company pursues growth in cash flow per share and overall shareholder value. Angle is committed to achieving a net debt to funds from operations ratio for the overall 2013 capital program to under 2.0 times on a fourth quarter annualized basis, and has a number of tools to meet this objective. As Angle focuses operationally on more profitable production and improving its balance sheet, the Board and Management continue to explore opportunities to address the gap between the Company's trading price and its intrinsic net asset value.

Subsequent to the first quarter, on April 29, 2013, Angle announced the addition of Ken D. Hillier to its executive team as Chief Financial Officer. The preparation and filing of the financial information for the First Quarter Interim Report was overseen by Heather Post, Controller, in her role as the acting chief financial officer at the time.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS
Three Months Ended March 31
2013 2012 % Change
($000s, except per share data)
FINANCIAL
Oil and natural gas revenues 43,311 48,167 (10 )
Funds from operations (1) 23,495 21,518 9
Per share - basic ($) 0.29 0.28 4
Per share - diluted ($) 0.29 0.28 4
Cash flow from operating activities 18,932 20,838 (9 )
Net income and comprehensive income 1,385 599 131
Per share - basic ($) 0.02 0.01 100
Per share - diluted ($) 0.02 0.01 100
Capital expenditures (2) 65,228 59,992 9
Total assets (end of period) 595,851 640,862 (7 )
Net debt (end of period) (3) 218,662 206,706 6
Shareholders' equity (end of period) 325,817 368,980 (12 )
COMMON SHARE DATA
Shares outstanding (000s)
At end of period 81,052 80,888 -
Weighted average - basic 81,052 77,669 4
Weighted average - diluted 81,105 78,225 4
OPERATING
Sales
Natural gas (mcf/d) 31,064 50,656 (39 )
NGLs (bbls/d) 2,849 3,711 (23 )
Light crude oil and condensate (bbls/d) 3,328 2,913 14
Total oil equivalent (boe/d) 11,354 15,066 (25 )
Average wellhead prices
Natural gas ($/mcf) 3.27 2.32 41
NGLs ($/bbl) 26.15 33.38 (22 )
Light crude oil and condensate ($/bbl) 90.21 96.45 (6 )
Combined average ($/boe) 41.94 34.66 21
Netbacks ($/boe)
Operating (4) 29.10 19.88 46
Funds from operations (1) 22.99 15.69 47
Gross (net) wells drilled (#)
Natural gas 3 (1.5 ) 7 (6.7 ) -57 (-78 )
Oil 14 (13.1 ) 12 (9.3 ) 17 (41 )
Total 17 (14.6 ) 19 (16.0 ) -11 (-9 )
Average working interest (%) 86 84 2
(1) Funds from operations, funds from operations per share and funds from operations per boe are not recognized measures under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Refer to the Management's Discussion and Analysis for further discussion.
(2) Total capital expenditures, including acquisitions.
(3) Current assets less current liabilities, bank debt and the face value of the convertible debentures, excluding current derivative instruments and held-for-sale assets and liabilities.
(4) Operating netback equals oil and natural gas revenues including realized gains and losses on derivative instruments less royalties, operating costs and transportation costs calculated on a per-boe basis. Operating netback is not a recognized measure under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable with the calculations of similar measures presented by other companies.
(5) For a description of the boe conversion ratio, refer to "Boe Conversions" in the Management's Discussion and Analysis.
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
As at Note March 31,
2013
December 31,
2012
($000s of Canadian dollars) (unaudited)
ASSETS
Accounts receivable 21,321 19,435
Deposits and prepaid expenses 3,620 3,845
Derivative instruments 11 - 1,197
Assets held for sale 6 - 79,875
Total current assets 24,941 104,352
Exploration and evaluation 4 65,046 57,703
Property and equipment 5 505,864 461,582
595,851 623,637
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 49,270 46,388
Derivative instruments 11 3,544 -
Liabilities associated with assets held for sale 6 - 7,403
Total current liabilities 52,814 53,791
Bank debt 7 134,333 166,403
Convertible debentures 8 55,229 54,823
Decommissioning liabilities 9 14,530 12,210
Deferred tax liabilities 13,128 12,542
270,034 299,769
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital 10 361,331 361,331
Equity component of convertible debentures 4,105 4,105
Contributed surplus 15,648 15,084
Deficit (55,267 ) (56,652 )
Total equity 325,817 323,868
Commitments 13
595,851 623,637
See notes to the interim consolidated financial statements as filed on SEDAR.
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Three Months Ended March 31
Note 2013 2012
($000s of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
REVENUE
Oil and natural gas revenues 43,311 48,167
Royalties (7,529 ) (12,408 )
Oil and natural gas revenues, net of royalties 35,782 35,759
Realized gain on derivative instruments 521 126
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments (4,741 ) (981 )
31,562 34,904
EXPENSES
Operating 5,846 8,004
Transportation 717 615
General and administrative 3,935 3,793
Depletion and depreciation 15,976 18,620
26,474 31,032
Operating income 5,088 3,872
Interest expense 2,652 2,383
Accretion and financing charges 465 491
Net income before income tax 1,971 998
Deferred income tax expense 586 399
Net income and comprehensive income 1,385 599
Net income per share
Basic 10 0.02 0.01
Diluted 10 0.02 0.01
See notes to the interim consolidated financial statements as filed on SEDAR.
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
Share
Capital
Convertible
Debentures,
Equity
Component
Contributed
Surplus
Deficit Total
Equity
($000s of Canadian dollars) (unaudited)
Balance at January 1, 2013 361,331 4,105 15,084 (56,652 ) 323,868
Share-based compensation expensed - - 342 - 342
Share-based compensation capitalized - - 222 - 222
Net income for the period - - - 1,385 1,385
Balance at March 31, 2013 361,331 4,105 15,648 (55,267 ) 325,817
Balance at January 1, 2012 311,436 4,105 12,350 (9,180 ) 316,711
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs and deferred income taxes 48,974 - - - 48,974
Share-based compensation expensed - - 428 - 428
Share-based compensation capitalized - - 268 - 268
Net income for the period - - - 599 599
Balance at March 31, 2012 360,410 4,105 13,046 (8,581 ) 368,980
See notes to the interim consolidated financial statements as filed on SEDAR.
INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Three Months Ended March 31
Note 2013 2012
($000s of Canadian dollars) (unaudited)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income and comprehensive income 1,385 599
Adjustments for:
Depletion and depreciation 4, 5 15,976 18,620
Change in fair value of derivative instruments 11 4,741 981
Accretion and financing charges 9 465 491
Share-based compensation 10 342 428
Deferred income tax expense 586 399
Change in non-cash working capital (4,563 ) (680 )
Net cash from operating activities 18,932 20,838
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Issuance of common shares, net of issuance costs 10 - 48,260
Decrease in bank debt (32,070 ) (35,374 )
Net cash from financing activities (32,070 ) 12,886
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Exploration and evaluation expenditures 4 (23,673 ) (15,880 )
Property and equipment expenditures (41,555 ) (44,112 )
Proceeds on disposition 72,582 -
Change in non-cash working capital 5,784 26,268
Net cash from (used) in investing activities 13,138 (33,724 )
Change in cash and cash equivalents - -
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year - -
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period - -
See notes to the interim consolidated financial statements as filed on SEDAR.

ABOUT ANGLE

Angle Energy Inc. is a public, Calgary-based oil and gas exploration and development company incorporated in 2004. Angle's objective is to build shareholder value through the profitable growth of its high quality asset base through a combination of drilling and strategic acquisitions. Angle's proven and dedicated team of industry specialists are focused on identifying and developing high quality assets in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, with an emphasis in west central Alberta. Common shares of Angle are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "NGL."

Basis of Presentation

Production information is commonly reported in units of barrel of oil equivalent ("boe"). For purposes of computing such units, natural gas is converted to equivalent barrels of crude oil using a conversion factor of six thousand cubic feet of gas to one barrel of oil. This conversion ratio of 6:1 is based on an energy equivalent conversion for the individual products, primarily applicable at the burner tip, and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Such disclosure of boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.

Future Outlook and Forward-Looking Information

Information set forth in this press release contains estimates and forward-looking statements and are made as of May 8, 2013, including production levels and product mix, impact of operating expenses and estimated cash flows on forecast net debt levels, and drilling results. These forward-looking statements are subject to the corporate directives mentioned herein and based on assumptions as of that date and the reader should refer to the forward looking statements section disclosed in March 31, 2013 Management Discussion and Analysis and the most recent Annual Information Form as filed on SEDAR. By their nature, estimates and forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Angle's control, including the impact of reservoir quality, decline rates, volatility of commodity prices, drilling techniques, costs of third party services, general economic conditions, industry conditions, environmental risks, competition and interest from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, ability to access sufficient capital from internal and the ability to identify and consummate business opportunities.

Readers are cautioned that the assumptions and factors discussed in this press release are not exhaustive and that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise, and as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Angle's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these estimates and forward-looking statements, and accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the estimates and forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Angle or its shareholders will derive there from. Unless required by law, Angle disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any estimates and forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The estimates and forward looking statements are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Angle Energy Inc.
Heather Christie-Burns
President and Chief Operating Officer
(403) 263-4534
(403) 263-4179 (FAX)


Angle Energy Inc.
Gregg Fischbuch
Chief Executive Officer
(403) 263-4534
(403) 263-4179 (FAX)


Angle Energy Inc.
Suite 700, 324 Eighth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Z2
www.angleenergy.com

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