New Source Energy Partners Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Increases Distribution

OKLAHOMA CITY--()--New Source Energy Partners L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (NYSE:NSLP) (the “Partnership” or “New Source”), today announced financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Increased the quarterly cash distribution to $0.585 per unit, or $2.34 per unit on an annualized basis, compared to $0.58 per unit, or $2.32 per unit on an annualized basis for the first quarter of 2014
  • Coverage Ratio for the second quarter of 2014, including a full quarter of revenue from the effective date of the purchase of EFS and RPS, is estimated to be in the range of 1.15 - 1.25x
  • Increased average daily production to 4,835 Boe/d, which represents a 6% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and a 37% increase compared to the second quarter of 2013
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $11.4 million for the second quarter of 2014
  • Net income of $1.6 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted common unit, for the second quarter of 2014

“In the second quarter of 2014, we closed our largest acquisition to date, increased overall production, and increased our quarterly cash distribution for the fourth time,” said Kristian Kos, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I believe that with the acquisition of EFS and RPS, our oilfield services division will provide a catalyst for earnings growth and improving coverage ratios on a go-forward basis.”

Exploration and Production Operational Results

The following table reflects production, pricing and cost for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2014 and second quarter of 2013.

Three Months Ended
June 30,   March 31,     June 30,
2014 2014   2013
Production volumes:  
Oil (Bbls) 43,625 40,681 18,059
Natural gas (Mcf) 927,828 988,216 658,792
NGLs (Bbls) 241,695   205,583     192,740  
Total production volumes (Boe) 439,958 410,967 320,598
Average daily volumes (Boe) 4,835 4,566 3,523
 
Average price:
Oil (per Bbl) $ 100.91 $ 97.02 $ 90.59
Natural gas (per Mcf) $ 4.15 $ 5.43 $ 4.01
NGL (per Bbl) $ 35.03   $ 46.40     $ 33.05  
Total, excluding derivatives (per Boe) $ 38.00 $ 45.87 $ 33.22
Realized loss on derivative settlements (per Boe) $ (2.24 ) $ (5.91 ) $ (0.37 )
Total, including derivatives (per Boe) $ 35.76   $ 39.96   $ 32.85  
 
Average production costs (per Boe) $ 10.26 $ 10.96 $ 8.82

Production increases are attributable to recently drilled and completed wells coming online while average production cost per Boe remained relatively flat with the first quarter of 2014.

Oilfield Services Results

On June 26, 2014, the Partnership acquired all of the outstanding membership interests in EFS and RPS with an effective date of March 31, 2014. EFS and RPS specialize in providing services to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies that increase the safety and efficiencies in pressure-related processes during the completion phase of a well, with a specific focus on well testing and flowback services. EFS and RPS operate primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Total cash paid, common units issued, and debt assumed for the EFS/RPS acquisition was approximately $117 million including approximately $9 million of common units that were issued for the retention of EFS and RPS employees. Revenue for the oilfield services segment was $10.1 million for the second quarter of 2014. Including EFS and RPS historical results of operations from the effective date, revenue for the oilfield services segment would have been $39.2 million for the second quarter of 2014.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

New Source presents Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable Cash Flow (“DCF”) and Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio (“Coverage Ratio”), which are non-GAAP financial measures, in this press release. New Source defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, accretion expense, non-cash compensation expense, non-recurring advisory fees and transaction expenses, loss (gain) on derivative contracts net of cash paid on settlement of derivative contracts and other non-recurring gains and losses. New Source defines DCF as Adjusted EBITDA less cash interest expense and estimated maintenance capital expenditures, as defined below. New Source calculates its Coverage Ratio using DCF generated during the period compared to the aggregate cash distributions paid with respect to the period.

Estimated maintenance capital expenditures represent New Source’s estimate of the amount of capital expenditures necessary to maintain the revenue generating capabilities of its assets at current levels over the long term. Following the acquisition of MCE, LP, management and the Board of Directors changed the method of estimating maintenance capital expenditures to a calculation based on the estimated capital expenditures required to replace revenue generating assets (including production and producing reserves from its oil and natural gas operations and vehicles and other equipment from its oilfield services operations) on an individualized basis. With respect to its oil and natural gas operations, estimated maintenance capital expenditures represents the average cost to replace a barrel of oil equivalent, using the historical average finding and development costs over the preceding five-year period and the actual production volume for such period. With respect to its oilfield services operations, estimated maintenance capital expenditures represent the estimated replacement costs for current equipment whose useful lives are scheduled to be completed during the given year.

New Source believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors in assessing our results of operations. The tables included in this press release provide reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP measures such as net income or any other measure of liquidity or financial performance calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors should not consider Adjusted EBITDA, DCF or Coverage Ratio in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Partnership’s results as reported under GAAP. Because Adjusted EBITDA, DCF and Coverage Ratio may be defined differently by other companies in our industry, New Source’s definitions may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

The following tables present a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and DCF to net income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and DCF to net income:

Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30,   June 30,
2014     2013 (1 )   2014     2013 (1 )
(in thousands, except coverage ratio)
Net income $ 1,586 $ 8,151 $ 54 $ 6,754
Interest expense 1,015 487 1,984 2,566
Income tax benefit (12,126 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 10,289 3,577 19,567 6,772
Accretion expense 74 57 143 86
Non-cash compensation expense 386 644 7,738
Non-recurring advisory and transaction expenses 1,321 461 3,232 461
Gain on investment in acquired business (2,298 ) (2,298 )
Loss (gain) on derivative contracts, net 1,396 (6,182 ) 4,528 (856 )
Cash paid on settlement of derivative contracts (983 ) (120 ) (3,412 ) (341 )
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (1,345 )     (912 )  
Adjusted EBITDA (2) 11,441 6,431 23,530 11,054
Cash paid for interest 860 1,859 1,020
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures (3) 3,969   2,050   7,648   3,097  
Distributable cash flow $ 6,612   $ 4,381   $ 14,023   $ 6,937  
Aggregate distributions for period (4) $ 9,307  
Coverage Ratio (4) (5) 0.71  

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(1) Reflects certain changes to align to current methodology for preparing Adjusted EBITDA.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the EFS and RPS acquisitions would have been approximately $8.4 million based on historical financial information of EFS and RPS for the second quarter of 2014 and utilizing the Partnership’s methodology for calculating Adjusted EBITDA.

(3) Amounts reflect management’s estimates of maintenance capital expenditures during the period presented. Actual maintenance capital expenditures will vary depending on various factors, including, but not limited to, maintenance schedules and the timing of capital projects. Of the estimated maintenance capital expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2014, approximately $3.6 million (439,958 Boe produced x $8.20 Boe produced) relates to the exploration and production segment and approximately $0.3 million relates to the oilfield services segment.

(4) Excludes approximately $1.1 million of distributions paid on common units issued in connection with the acquisitions of EFS, RPS, and MCCS on June 26, 2014. Including such distributions would result in a Coverage Ratio of 0.64x for the second quarter 2014 distribution.

(5) Including Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the EFS/RPS acquisition noted in footnote (2) above is estimated to have resulted in a Coverage Ratio range of 1.15 - 1.25x for the three months ended June 30, 2014.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA by segment to net income (loss) by segment:

Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014   June 30, 2014
E&P   OFS   E&P   OFS
(in thousands)
Net income (loss) $ 2,431   $ (845 ) $ 2,180   $ (2,126 )
Interest expense 888 127 1,745 239
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 6,896 3,393 12,714 6,853
Accretion expense 74 143
Non-cash compensation expense 386 644
Non-recurring advisory and transaction expenses 1,104 217 3,015 217
Gain on investment in acquired business (2,298 ) (2,298 )
Loss on derivative contracts, net 1,396 4,528
Cash paid on settlement of derivative contracts (983 ) (3,412 )
Change in fair value of contingent consideration (1,345 )   (912 )  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 8,549   $ 2,892   $ 18,347   $ 5,183  

Conference Call

A conference call for investors will be held tomorrow, August 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Partnership’s second quarter 2014 results. Hosting the call will be Kristian B. Kos, President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard D. Finley, Chief Financial Officer, and Dikran Tourian, President - Oilfield Services Division.

The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (877) 705-6003, or for international callers, (201) 493-6725. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176, or for international callers, (858) 384-5517. The passcode for the replay is 13588109. The replay will be available until August 26, 2014.

Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the Partnership’s website at www.newsource.com in the Investors-Presentations link. A replay of the webcast will also be available for approximately 30 days following the call.

About New Source Energy Partners L.P.

New Source Energy Partners L.P. is a vertically integrated independent energy partnership. The Partnership is actively engaged in the development and production of its onshore oil and liquids-rich portfolio that extends across conventional resource reservoirs in east-central Oklahoma. In addition, the Partnership is engaged in oilfield services that specialize in increasing efficiencies and safety in drilling and completion processes through its Oilfield Services subsidiaries. For more information on the Partnership, please visit www.newsource.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws. These statements express a belief, expectation or intention and are generally accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectation and assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. For a full discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and the information included in the Partnership’s quarterly and current reports and other public filings. These forward-looking statements are based on and include the Partnership’s expectations as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements except as may be required by applicable law.

New Source Energy Partners L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

2014   2013   2014   2013
(in thousands, except per unit amounts)
Revenues:  
Oil sales $ 4,402 $ 1,636 $ 8,348 $ 2,834
Natural gas sales 3,850 2,642 9,217 4,449
NGL sales 8,466 6,371 18,004 12,726
Oilfield services 10,100     18,676    
Total revenues 26,818   10,649   54,245   20,009  
Operating costs and expenses:
Oil, natural gas and NGL production 4,516 2,827 9,019 5,274
Production taxes 792 486 1,671 1,439
Cost of providing oilfield services 5,968 10,534
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 10,289 3,577 19,567 6,772
Accretion 74 57 143 86
General and administrative 3,489   1,246   9,050   10,100  
Total operating costs and expenses 25,128   8,193   49,984   23,671  
Operating income (loss) 1,690 2,456 4,261 (3,662 )
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (1,015 ) (487 ) (1,984 ) (2,566 )
(Loss) gain on derivative contracts, net (1,396 ) 6,182 (4,528 ) 856
Gain on investment in acquired business 2,298 2,298
Other income 9     7    
Income (loss) before income taxes 1,586 8,151 54 (5,372 )
Income tax benefit       12,126  
Net income 1,586 8,151 54 6,754
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interest        
Net income attributable to New Source Energy Partners L.P. $ 1,586   $ 8,151   $ 54   $ 6,754  
 
Net income prior to purchase of properties from New Source Energy on February 13, 2013 $ 5,303  
Net income subsequent to purchase of properties form New Source Energy on February 13, 2013 and allocable to units $ 1,586   $ 8,151   $ 54   $ 1,451  
 
Net income per unit:
Net income per general partner unit $ 0.11   $ 0.89   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.03  
Net income per subordinated unit $ 0.11   $ 0.89   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.02  
Net income per common unit $ 0.11   $ 0.89   $ 0.01   $ 0.22  

New Source Energy Partners L.P.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

June 30, 2014   December 31, 2013
(in thousands, except unit amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 8,368 $ 7,291
Restricted cash 975
Accounts receivable 39,004 12,609
Other current assets 4,871   1,114  
Total current assets 53,218   21,014  
 
Oil and natural gas properties, at cost using full cost method of accounting:
Proved oil and natural gas properties 325,332 291,829
Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion, and amortization (141,675 ) (128,961 )
Total oil and natural gas properties, net 183,657   162,868  
Property and equipment, net 56,459 8,166
Intangible assets, net 99,226 35,009
Goodwill 38,159 23,974
Other assets 4,579   3,679  
Total assets $ 435,298   $ 254,710  
 
LIABILITIES AND UNITHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 13,451 $ 3,267
Accounts payable-related parties 8,901 8,221
Factoring payable 16,164 1,907
Contingent consideration payable 26,579
Derivative contracts 3,135 3,167
Current portion of long-term debt 21,677   719  
Total current liabilities 89,907 17,281
Long-term debt 87,867 80,014
Contingent consideration payable to related parties 6,320
Asset retirement obligations 3,787 3,455
Other liabilities 1,016   387  
Total liabilities 182,577   107,457  
Commitments and contingencies
Unitholders' equity:
Common units (15,428,822 units outstanding at June 30, 2014 and 9,599,578 units outstanding at December 31, 2013) 269,417 151,773
Common units held in escrow (9,407 )
Subordinated units (2,205,000 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013) (19,921 ) (17,334 )
General partner's units (155,102 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013) (1,356 ) (1,174 )
Total New Source Energy Partners L.P. unitholders' equity 238,733 133,265
Noncontrolling interest 13,988   13,988  
Total unitholders' equity 252,721   147,253  
Total liabilities and unitholders' equity $ 435,298   $ 254,710  

Contacts

New Source Energy Partners L.P. – Investor & Media Contact
Nick Hodapp
Director of Investor Relations
(405) 272-3028
nhodapp@newsource.com

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New Source Energy Partners L.P. – Investor & Media Contact
Nick Hodapp
Director of Investor Relations
(405) 272-3028
nhodapp@newsource.com