☒ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019
☐TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from to
Commission File Number: 001-35380
Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
15 W. Sixth Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value
New York Stock Exchange
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Number of shares of registrant's common stock outstanding as of July 29, 2019: 237,469,613
Various statements contained in or incorporated by reference into this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this "Quarterly Report") are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). These forward-looking statements include statements, projections and estimates concerning our operations, performance, business strategy, oil, natural gas liquids ("NGL") and natural gas reserves, drilling program capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "potential," "could," "may," "will," "foresee," "plan," "goal," "should," "intend," "pursue," "target," "continue," "suggest" or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or other words that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. These statements are based on certain 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. Among the factors that significantly impact our business and could impact our business in the future are:
the volatility of oil, NGL and natural gas prices, including in our area of operation in the Permian Basin;
our ability to discover, estimate, develop and replace oil, NGL and natural gas reserves;
changes in domestic and global production, supply and demand for oil, NGL and natural gas;
revisions to our reserve estimates as a result of changes in commodity prices, decline curves and other uncertainties;
the long-term performance of wells that were completed using different technologies;
the ongoing instability and uncertainty in the United States and international financial and consumer markets that could adversely affect the liquidity available to us and our customers and the demand for commodities, including oil, NGL and natural gas;
the potential impact on production of oil, NGL and natural gas from our wells due to tighter spacing of our wells;
capital requirements for our operations and projects;
impacts to our financial statements as a result of impairment write-downs;
the availability and costs of drilling and production equipment, supplies, labor and oil and natural gas processing and other services;
the availability and costs of sufficient pipeline and transportation facilities and gathering and processing capacity;
our ability to maintain the borrowing capacity under our Fifth Amended and Restated Senior Secured Credit Facility (as amended, the "Senior Secured Credit Facility") or access other means of obtaining capital and liquidity, especially during periods of sustained low commodity prices;
our ability to successfully identify and consummate strategic acquisitions at purchase prices that are accretive to our financial results and to successfully integrate acquired businesses, assets and properties;
our ability to generate sufficient cash to service our indebtedness, fund our capital requirements and generate future profits;
restrictions contained in our debt agreements, including our Senior Secured Credit Facility and the indentures governing our senior unsecured notes, as well as debt that could be incurred in the future;
our ability to recruit and retain the qualified personnel necessary to operate our business;
the potentially insufficient refining capacity in the United States Gulf Coast to refine all of the light sweet crude oil being produced in the United States, which could result in widening price discounts to world crude prices and potential shut-in of production due to lack of sufficient markets;
risks related to the geographic concentration of our assets;
our ability to hedge and regulations that affect our ability to hedge;
changes in the regulatory environment and changes in United States or international legal, tax, political, administrative or economic conditions, including regulations that prohibit or restrict our
ability to apply hydraulic fracturing to our oil and natural gas wells and to access and dispose of water used in these operations;
legislation or regulations that prohibit or restrict our ability to drill new allocation wells;
our ability to execute our strategies;
competition in the oil and natural gas industry;
drilling and operating risks, including risks related to hydraulic fracturing activities; and
our ability to comply with federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various factors, including those set forth under "Part I, Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report, under "Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors" and "Part II, Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 (the "2018 Annual Report") and those set forth from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These documents are available through our website or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval system at http://www.sec.gov. In light of such risks and uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report, or if earlier, as of the date they were made. We do not intend to, and disclaim any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements unless required by securities law.
Condensed notes to the consolidated financial statements
Note 1—Organization and basis of presentation
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. ("Laredo"), together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Laredo Midstream Services, LLC ("LMS") and Garden City Minerals, LLC ("GCM"), is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties, and midstream and marketing services, primarily in the Permian Basin of West Texas. LMS and GCM (together, the "Guarantors") guarantee all of Laredo's debt instruments. In these notes, the "Company" refers to Laredo, LMS and GCM collectively, unless the context indicates otherwise. All amounts, dollars and percentages presented in these unaudited consolidated financial statements and the related notes are rounded and, therefore, approximate.
b. Basis of presentation
The unaudited consolidated financial statements were derived from the historical accounting records of the Company and reflect the historical financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods described herein. The unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). All material intercompany transactions and account balances have been eliminated in the consolidation of accounts.
The unaudited consolidated financial statements have not been audited by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, except that the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 is derived from audited consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, the unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect all necessary adjustments to present fairly the Company's financial position as of June 30, 2019, results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.
Certain disclosures have been condensed or omitted from the unaudited consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, the unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the 2018 Annual Report.
Significant accounting policies
See Note 2 in the 2018 Annual Report for discussion of significant accounting policies and Note 3 for those related to the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 842, Leases ("ASC 842").
Use of estimates in the preparation of interim unaudited consolidated financial statements
The preparation of the unaudited consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions about future events. These estimates and the underlying assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Although management believes these estimates are reasonable, actual results could differ.
For further information regarding the use of estimates and assumptions, see Note 2.b in the 2018 Annual Report, Note 3 pertaining to the Company's leases and Note 6.c pertaining to the Company's 2019 performance share awards and outperformance share award.
Note 2—Recently issued or adopted accounting pronouncements
The Company considers the applicability and impact of all accounting standard updates ("ASU") issued by the FASB. The discussion of the ASU listed below was determined to be meaningful to the Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements and footnotes during the six months ended June 30, 2019.
On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASC 842 using the modified retrospective approach and applying the optional transition method as of the beginning of the period of adoption. Results for the period beginning after January 1, 2019 are presented under ASC 842, while prior periods are not adjusted and continue to be reported under ASC 840. The Company utilized the transition package of expedients for leases that commenced before the effective date. ASC 842 supersedes previous lease guidance in ASC 840, Leases ("ASC 840"). The core principle of the new guidance is that a lessee should recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the
Condensed notes to the consolidated financial statements
underlying asset for the lease term related to its leases. For leases with a term of 12 months or less, a lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election, by class of underlying asset, not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. See Note 3 for further discussion of the ASC 842 adoption impact on the Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements.
a.Impact of ASC 842 adoption
Prior to January 1, 2019, the Company accounted for leases under ASC 840 and did not record any right-of-use assets or corresponding lease liabilities. Upon the adoption of ASC 842 on January 1, 2019, the Company recognized $22.1 million in operating lease right-of-use assets and $25.3 million in operating lease liabilities on the unaudited consolidated balance sheets for operating leases with a term greater than 12 months. The difference between the two balances of $3.2 million is mainly due to free rent and lease build-out incentives that were recorded as deferred lease liabilities under ASC 840. These deferred lease liabilities are subtracted from the right-of-use asset opening balance under ASC 842. The transition did not result ina material impact to the unaudited consolidated statements of operations nor was there a related impact to the unaudited consolidated statements of stockholders' equity.
The Company utilized the modified retrospective approach in adopting the new standard and applied the optional transition method as of the beginning of the period of adoption, along with the transition package of practical expedients, and implemented certain accounting policy decisions which include: (i) short-term lease recognition exemption, (ii) establishing a balance sheet recognition capitalization threshold, (iii) not evaluating existing or expired land easements that were not previously accounted for as leases under ASC 840 and (iv) accounting for certain asset classes at a portfolio level by not separating the lease and non-lease components and accounting for the agreement as a single lease component.
The Company determines whether a contract is or contains a lease at inception of the contract, based on answers to a series of questions that address whether an identified asset exists and whether the Company has the right to obtain substantially all of the benefit of the asset and to control its use over the full term of the agreement. When available, the Company uses the rate implicit in the lease to discount lease payments to present value; however, most of the Company's leases do not provide a readily determinable implicit rate. In such cases, the Company is required to use its incremental borrowing rate ("IBR"). The Company determines its IBR using both a "credit notching" approach and a "recovery method" approach. The results of these approaches are then weighted equally and averaged in order to determine the concluded IBR. This concluded IBR is utilized to discount the lease payments based on information available at lease commencement. There are no material residual value guarantees, nor any restrictions or covenants included in the Company's lease agreements.
Mineral leases, including oil and natural gas leases granting the right to explore for those natural resources and rights to use the land in which those natural resources are contained, are not included in the scope of ASC 842.
The Company has recognized operating lease assets and operating lease liabilities on the unaudited consolidated balance sheets for leases of commercial real estate with lease terms extending into 2027 and drilling, completion, production and other equipment leases with lease terms extending through 2020. The Company has various other drilling, completion and production equipment leases on a short-term basis which are reflected in short-term lease costs.
The Company's lease costs include those that are recognized in net income (loss) during the period and capitalized as part of the cost of another asset in accordance with other GAAP.
The costs related to drilling, completion and production activities are reflected at the Company's net ownership, which is consistent with the principals of proportional consolidation, and lease commitments are reflected on a gross basis. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had an average working interest of 97% in all Laredo-operated currently producing wells in its core operating area.
The Company's short-term lease costs are not included in the calculation of lease liabilities and right-of-use assets.
Certain of the Company's leases include provisions for variable payments. These variable payments are typically determined based on a measure of throughput, actual days or another measure of usage and are not included in the calculation of lease liabilities and right-of-use assets. For our drilling rigs, the variable lease costs include the payments that depend on the performance or usage of the underlying asset, the costs to move and the costs to repair the drilling rigs. For certain of our commercial office buildings, utilities and common area maintenance charges are variable. For our equipment leases, the variable lease cost is the amount incurred under our contracts that are beyond the minimum rental fee, inclusive of maintenance.
Condensed notes to the consolidated financial statements
Of the Company's commercial leases, the Company subleases certain office space to third parties where it is the primary obligor under the head lease. The lease terms on those subleases each contain renewal options that do not extend past the term of the head lease. The subleases do not contain residual value guarantees. Sublease income is recognized based on the contract terms and, upon the adoption of ASC 842, is included as a reduction of lease expense under the head lease.
The Company does not have any significant finance leases.
Certain of the Company's lease asset classes include options to renew on a month-to-month basis. The Company considers contract-based, asset-based, market-based, and entity-based factors to determine the term over which it is reasonably certain to extend the lease in determining its right-of-use assets and liabilities.
The Company's material leases do not include options to purchase the leased property.
The table below presents components of total lease costs and supplemental cash flow information for the Company's operating leases for the periods presented: