DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador” or the “Company”) today announced the affirmation of the borrowing base under its reserves-based credit facility at $900 million, as well as a $50 million increase to the San Mateo Midstream, LLC (“San Mateo”) credit facility from $325 million to $375 million. San Mateo is the Company’s midstream joint venture owned 51% by Matador and 49% by Five Point Energy.
As part of the fall 2019 redetermination process, Matador’s lenders recently completed their review of the Company’s proved oil and natural gas reserves at June 30, 2019. As a result, Matador’s borrowing base under its reserves-based credit facility was affirmed by its lenders at $900 million, despite lower commodity pricing assumptions being used generally by the lenders in the fall redetermination process. The borrowing base affirmation reflects the lenders’ confidence in the underlying oil and natural gas reserves backing the credit facility and in the Company’s ongoing operations. The $900 million borrowing base should provide the Company with more-than-sufficient liquidity for conducting its current and anticipated future operations for the remainder of 2019 and 2020. Matador elected to maintain the lenders’ borrowing commitment at $500 million in order to avoid paying unnecessary fees associated with the “standby” provisions related to the additional borrowing capacity, but Matador expects that it will be able to access such borrowing capacity at a later date if needed.
At September 30, 2019, Matador had approximately $40.8 million in cash and restricted cash, $215.0 million in aggregate borrowings outstanding under its reserves-based credit facility and approximately $13.6 million in outstanding letters of credit issued pursuant to the credit facility.
Matador is also pleased to announce that the lenders that are parties to the San Mateo revolving credit facility (the “San Mateo Credit Facility”) increased their lending commitments by $50 million from $325 million to $375 million, reflecting their confidence in San Mateo’s growth profile and the strength of the assets and cash flows backing the San Mateo Credit Facility. The San Mateo Credit Facility is non-recourse with respect to Matador and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
At September 30, 2019, San Mateo had $260.0 million in aggregate borrowings outstanding under the San Mateo Credit Facility and $16.2 million in outstanding letters of credit issued pursuant to the San Mateo Credit Facility. For accounting purposes, all borrowings outstanding under the San Mateo Credit Facility and all interest payments made pursuant thereto are recorded at 100% of their carrying value in the Company’s consolidated financial statements, even though the San Mateo Credit Facility is non-recourse to Matador.
Matador’s banking group includes nine institutions, all of which are parties to both the reserves-based credit facility and the San Mateo Credit Facility. Matador is pleased that there have been no changes to the composition of the banking group during 2019.
Joseph Wm. Foran, Matador’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased with the affirmation of the borrowing base under our reserves-based credit facility and the $50 million increase to San Mateo’s credit facility. We greatly value the strong relationships we enjoy with our banking group, which have been pivotal to the growth and success of Matador over many years. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all nine institutions comprising our banking group for their continued confidence and support, and we look forward to working together with each of them as we grow and build value for our shareholders and bondholders.”
About Matador Resources Company
Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations, primarily through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo, in support of its exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal services to third parties.
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