New Concept Energy, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

DALLAS--()--New Concept Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GBR), (the “Company” or “NCE”) a Dallas-based oil and gas company, today reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 of $314,000 or $0.16 per share, compared to a net loss of $40,000 or $(0.02) per share for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded oil and gas revenues of $172,000 as compared to $344,000 for the comparable period of 2014. The decrease in oil & gas revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $172,000. The average price was $46 per barrel during the first quarter of 2015 as compared to $93 per barrel in 2014. The company estimates that approximately $100,000 of the decrease was due to the price of oil. During the first quarter of 2015 there was unusual harsh weather in the areas where the Company maintains its wells. The weather severely hampered the Company’s ability to repair and maintain well equipment as well as limited the pickups of oil from wells that were located in areas that were impossible to reach. The Company believes that the shortfall in revenue beyond the drop in price of oil were weather related.

The Company recorded revenues of $717,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 from its retirement property compared to $725,000 for the comparable period in 2014.

For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded operating expenses of $1,279,000 as compared to $1,311,000 for the comparable period in 2014.

In 2011 the Company had a $10.3 million note receivable and determined that the financial condition of the debtor had deteriorated and there could be no assurance that the amount owed would or could be collected. At that time the company recorded a loss and established a reserve of $10.3 million. In 2013 and 2012 the Company recorded a gain from the partial recovery of the previously reserved note receivable of $1.6 million and $2.1 million, respectively. For the three months ended March 31, 2015 the company recorded an additional recovery of $738,000.

         

NEW CONCEPT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(amounts in thousands)

March 31,
2015

December 31,
2014

 
Assets
 
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 412 $ 300
Accounts receivable from oil and gas sales 91 216
Other current assets   166   182
Total current assets   669   698
 
 
Oil and natural gas properties (full cost accounting method)
Proved developed and undeveloped oil and gas properties, net of depletion 8,771 8,809
 
Property and equipment, net of depreciation
Land, buildings and equipment - oil and gas operations 1,450 1,476
Other   162   162
Total property and equipment 1,612 1,638
 
Other assets (including $122,000 due from related parties in 2014)   1,008   1,129
 
Total assets $ 12,060 $ 12,274
 
         
NEW CONCEPT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - CONTINUED
(unaudited)
(amounts in thousands, except share amounts)
 

March 31,
2015

December 31,
2014

 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
Current liabilities
Accounts payable - (including $494,000 due to related parties in 2014 and 2013) $ 235 $ 673
Accrued expenses 212 229
Current portion of long term debt   864     881  
Total current liabilities 1,311 1,783
 
Long-term debt
Notes payable less current portion 1,372 1,428
Asset retirement obligation   2,770     2,770  
Total liabilities 5,453 5,981
 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, Series B 1 1
Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized, 100,000,000
shares; issued and outstanding, 1,946,935 shares
at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 20 20
Additional paid-in capital 58,838 58,838
Accumulated deficit   (52,252 )   (52,566 )
 
  6,607     6,293  
 
Total liabilities & equity $ 12,060   $ 12,274  
 
         

NEW CONCEPT ENERGY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 

For the Three Months ended
March 31,

2015 2014
Revenue
Oil and gas operations, net of royalties $ 172 $ 344
Real estate operations   717     725  
  889     1,069  
 
 
Operating expenses
Oil and gas operations 470 483
Real estate operations 410 396
Real Estate - lease expense 245 240
Corporate general and administrative   154     192  
  1,279     1,311  
Operating earnings (loss) (390 ) (242 )
 
Other income (expense)
Interest income - 1
Interest expense (26 ) (31 )
Recovery of bad debt expense 738 -
Other income (expense), net   (8 )   232  
Expense   704     202  
 
 
Net income (loss) applicable to common shares $ 314   $ (40 )
 
Net income (loss) per common share-basic and diluted $ 0.16   $ 0.02  
 
Weighted average common and equivalent shares outstanding - basic 1,947 1,947

Contacts

New Concept Energy Inc.
Investor Relations
Gene Bertcher, 800-400-6407
info@newconceptenergy.com

Contacts

New Concept Energy Inc.
Investor Relations
Gene Bertcher, 800-400-6407
info@newconceptenergy.com