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National Fuel Gas
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$56.86 86 $4,910
10-Q 2019-03-31 Quarter: 2019-03-31
10-Q 2018-12-31 Quarter: 2018-12-31
10-K 2018-09-30 Annual: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-06-30 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-03-31 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-Q 2017-12-31 Quarter: 2017-12-31
10-K 2017-09-30 Annual: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-Q 2016-12-31 Quarter: 2016-12-31
10-K 2016-09-30 Annual: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-06-30 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-Q 2015-12-31 Quarter: 2015-12-31
10-K 2015-09-30 Annual: 2015-09-30
10-Q 2015-06-30 Quarter: 2015-06-30
10-Q 2015-03-31 Quarter: 2015-03-31
10-Q 2014-12-31 Quarter: 2014-12-31
10-K 2014-09-30 Annual: 2014-09-30
10-Q 2014-06-30 Quarter: 2014-06-30
10-Q 2014-03-31 Quarter: 2014-03-31
10-Q 2013-12-31 Quarter: 2013-12-31
8-K 2019-06-12 Officers, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-05-02 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2019-05-02 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-04-02 Officers, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-03-25 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-03-07 Officers, Shareholder Vote, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-31 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-31 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-12-19 Officers
8-K 2018-12-18 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-01 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-01 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-10-31 Officers, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-10-25 Enter Agreement, Off-BS Arrangement, Exhibits
8-K 2018-08-08 Other Events, Exhibits
8-K 2018-08-06 Other Events
8-K 2018-08-02 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-08-02 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-12 Officers, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-18 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-03 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-26 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-03-08 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-02-01 Earnings, Exhibits
8-K 2018-01-12
8-K 2018-01-11 Enter Agreement, Shareholder Rights, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-01-10 Officers
HAL Halliburton 22,680
TLRY Tilray 4,490
ISCA International Speedway 1,880
GNTY Guaranty Bancshares 333
GSB Globalscape 152
PANL Pangaea Logistics Solutions 144
AEZS AEterna Zentaris 51
TRT Trio-Tech 11
RVRA Riviera Resources 0
DTRC Dakota Territory Resource 0
NFG 2019-03-31
Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 2 - Revenue From Contracts with Customers
Note 3 - Fair Value Measurements
Note 4 - Financial Instruments
Note 5 - Income Taxes
Note 6 - Capitalization
Note 7 - Commitments and Contingencies
Note 8 - Business Segment Information
Note 9 - Retirement Plan and Other Post-Retirement Benefits
Note 10 - Regulatory Matters
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-10.1 nfg-3312019xexhibit101.htm
EX-31.1 nfg-3312019xexhibit311.htm
EX-31.2 nfg-3312019xexhibit312.htm
EX-32 nfg-3312019xexhibit32.htm
EX-99 nfg-3312019xexhibit99.htm

National Fuel Gas Earnings 2019-03-31

NFG 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
FORM 10-Q
[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019
OR
[ ] 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 1-3880
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New Jersey
13-1086010
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
6363 Main Street
 
Williamsville, New York
14221
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

(716) 857-7000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  YES  þ     NO  ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  YES  þ   NO  ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):    
Large  Accelerated  Filer
þ
Accelerated Filer
¨
Non-Accelerated Filer
¨ 
Smaller Reporting Company
¨
 
 
Emerging Growth Company
¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  YES  ¨   NO  þ
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
NFG
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: Common stock, par value $1.00 per share, outstanding at April 30, 2019: 86,306,427 shares.


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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
 
Frequently used abbreviations, acronyms, or terms used in this report:
 
National Fuel Gas Companies
 
Company
The Registrant, the Registrant and its subsidiaries or the Registrant’s subsidiaries as appropriate in the context of the disclosure
Distribution Corporation
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
Empire
Empire Pipeline, Inc.
Midstream Company
National Fuel Gas Midstream Company, LLC
National Fuel
National Fuel Gas Company
NFR
National Fuel Resources, Inc.
Registrant
National Fuel Gas Company
Seneca
Seneca Resources Company, LLC
Supply Corporation
National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation
 
 
 
Regulatory Agencies
 
CFTC
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
NYDEC
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYPSC
State of New York Public Service Commission
PaDEP
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PaPUC
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission
Other
 
2018 Form 10-K
The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018
2017 Tax Reform Act
Tax legislation referred to as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," enacted December 22, 2017.
Bbl
Barrel (of oil)
Bcf
Billion cubic feet (of natural gas)
Bcfe (or Mcfe) –  represents Bcf (or Mcf) Equivalent
The total heat value (Btu) of natural gas and oil expressed as a volume of  natural gas. The Company uses a conversion formula of 1 barrel of oil = 6 Mcf of natural gas.
Btu
British thermal unit; the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit
Capital expenditure
Represents additions to property, plant, and equipment, or the amount of money a company spends to buy capital assets or upgrade its existing capital assets.
Cashout revenues
A cash resolution of a gas imbalance whereby a customer (e.g. a marketer) pays for gas the customer receives in excess of amounts delivered into pipeline/storage or distribution systems by the customer’s shipper.
Degree day
A measure of the coldness of the weather experienced, based on the extent to which the daily average temperature falls below a reference temperature, usually 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Derivative
A financial instrument or other contract, the terms of which include an underlying variable (a price, interest rate, index rate, exchange rate, or other variable) and a notional amount (number of units, barrels, cubic feet, etc.).  The terms also permit for the instrument or contract to be settled net and no initial net investment is required to enter into the financial instrument or contract.  Examples include futures contracts, forward contracts, options, no cost collars and swaps.

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Development costs
Costs incurred to obtain access to proved oil and gas reserves and to provide facilities for extracting, treating, gathering and storing the oil and gas
Dodd-Frank Act
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Dth
Decatherm; one Dth of natural gas has a heating value of 1,000,000 British thermal units, approximately equal to the heating value of 1 Mcf of natural gas.
Exchange Act
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
Expenditures for long-lived assets
Includes capital expenditures, stock acquisitions and/or investments in partnerships.
Exploration costs
Costs incurred in identifying areas that may warrant examination, as well as costs incurred in examining specific areas, including drilling exploratory wells.
Exploratory well
A well drilled in unproven or semi-proven territory for the purpose of ascertaining the presence underground of a commercial hydrocarbon deposit.
FERC 7(c) application
An application to the FERC under Section 7(c) of the federal Natural Gas Act for authority to construct, operate (and provide services through) facilities to transport or store natural gas in interstate commerce.
Firm transportation and/or storage
The transportation and/or storage service that a supplier of such service is obligated by contract to provide and for which the customer is obligated to pay whether or not the service is utilized.
GAAP
Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America
Goodwill
An intangible asset representing the difference between the fair value of a company and the price at which a company is purchased.
Hedging
A method of minimizing the impact of price, interest rate, and/or foreign currency exchange rate changes, often times through the use of derivative financial instruments.
Hub
Location where pipelines intersect enabling the trading, transportation, storage, exchange, lending and borrowing of natural gas.
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange. An exchange which maintains a futures market for crude oil and natural gas.
Interruptible transportation and/or storage
The transportation and/or storage service that, in accordance with contractual arrangements, can be interrupted by the supplier of such service, and for which the customer does not pay unless utilized.
LDC
Local distribution company
LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate
LIFO
Last-in, first-out
Marcellus Shale
A Middle Devonian-age geological shale formation that is present nearly a mile or more below the surface in the Appalachian region of the United States, including much of Pennsylvania and southern New York.
Mbbl
Thousand barrels (of oil)
Mcf
Thousand cubic feet (of natural gas)
MD&A
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
MDth
Thousand decatherms (of natural gas)
MMBtu
Million British thermal units (heating value of one decatherm of natural gas)
MMcf
Million cubic feet (of natural gas)
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended
NGA
The Natural Gas Act of 1938, as amended; the federal law regulating interstate natural gas pipeline and storage companies, among other things, codified beginning at 15 U.S.C. Section 717.
NYMEX
New York Mercantile Exchange.  An exchange which maintains a futures market for crude oil and natural gas.

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Open Season
A bidding procedure used by pipelines to allocate firm transportation or storage capacity among prospective shippers, in which all bids submitted during a defined time period are evaluated as if they had been submitted simultaneously.
Precedent Agreement
An agreement between a pipeline company and a potential customer to sign a service agreement after specified events (called “conditions precedent”) happen, usually within a specified time.
Proved developed reserves
Reserves that can be expected to be recovered through existing wells with existing equipment and operating methods.
Proved undeveloped (PUD) reserves
Reserves that are expected to be recovered from new wells on undrilled acreage, or from existing wells where a relatively major expenditure is required to make these reserves productive.
Reserves
The unproduced but recoverable oil and/or gas in place in a formation which has been proven by production.
Revenue decoupling mechanism
A rate mechanism which adjusts customer rates to render a utility financially indifferent to throughput decreases resulting from conservation.
S&P
Standard & Poor’s Rating Service
SAR
Stock appreciation right
Service agreement
The binding agreement by which the pipeline company agrees to provide service and the shipper agrees to pay for the service.
Stock acquisitions
Investments in corporations
Utica Shale
A Middle Ordovician-age geological formation lying several thousand feet below the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian region of the United States, including much of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and southern New York.
VEBA
Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association
WNC
Weather normalization clause; a clause in utility rates which adjusts customer rates to allow a utility to recover its normal operating costs calculated at normal temperatures.  If temperatures during the measured period are warmer than normal, customer rates are adjusted upward in order to recover projected operating costs.  If temperatures during the measured period are colder than normal, customer rates are adjusted downward so that only the projected operating costs will be recovered.




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INDEX
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities 
 
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures 
 
Item 5.  Other Information 
 
 
 
 
The Company has nothing to report under this item.
 
All references to a certain year in this report are to the Company’s fiscal year ended September 30 of that year, unless otherwise noted.


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Part I.  Financial Information
 
Item 1.  Financial Statements
National Fuel Gas Company
Consolidated Statements of Income and Earnings
Reinvested in the Business
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
Six Months Ended 
 March 31,
(Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Per Common Share Amounts)
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
INCOME
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Operating Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Utility and Energy Marketing Revenues
$
357,654

 
$
339,422

 
$
629,747

 
$
565,147

Exploration and Production and Other Revenues
146,467

 
147,868

 
310,403

 
288,318

Pipeline and Storage and Gathering Revenues
48,423

 
53,615

 
102,641

 
107,096

 
552,544

 
540,905

 
1,042,791

 
960,561

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Purchased Gas
195,037

 
176,608

 
333,697

 
270,642

Operation and Maintenance:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Utility and Energy Marketing
48,559

 
46,708

 
92,475

 
90,789

   Exploration and Production and Other
40,141

 
39,127

 
72,936

 
74,209

   Pipeline and Storage and Gathering
27,249

 
22,916

 
52,182

 
43,227

Property, Franchise and Other Taxes
22,535

 
22,802

 
46,540

 
43,650

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
65,664

 
61,155

 
129,918

 
116,985

 
399,185

 
369,316

 
727,748

 
639,502

Operating Income
153,359

 
171,589

 
315,043

 
321,059

Other Income (Expense):
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Other Income (Deductions)
(5,919
)
 
(13,092
)
 
(15,521
)
 
(16,594
)
Interest Expense on Long-Term Debt
(25,273
)
 
(27,148
)
 
(50,713
)
 
(55,235
)
Other Interest Expense
(1,787
)
 
(1,233
)
 
(2,860
)
 
(1,736
)
Income Before Income Taxes
120,380

 
130,116

 
245,949

 
247,494

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
29,785

 
38,269

 
52,693

 
(43,007
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Income Available for Common Stock
90,595

 
91,847

 
193,256

 
290,501

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARNINGS REINVESTED IN THE BUSINESS
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Balance at Beginning of Period
1,172,334

 
1,014,733

 
1,098,900

 
851,669

 
1,262,929

 
1,106,580

 
1,292,156

 
1,142,170

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends on Common Stock
(36,678
)
 
(35,641
)
 
(73,342
)
 
(71,231
)
Cumulative Effect of Adoption of Authoritative Guidance for
Financial Assets and Liabilities

 

 
7,437

 

Cumulative Effect of Adoption of Authoritative Guidance for Reclassification of Stranded Tax Effects
10,406

 

 
10,406

 

Balance at March 31
$
1,236,657

 
$
1,070,939

 
$
1,236,657

 
$
1,070,939

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Common Share:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Basic:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Net Income Available for Common Stock
$
1.05

 
$
1.07

 
$
2.24

 
$
3.39

Diluted:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Net Income Available for Common Stock
$
1.04

 
$
1.06

 
$
2.23

 
$
3.37

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Used in Basic Calculation
86,290,047

 
85,809,233

 
86,159,932

 
85,718,779

Used in Diluted Calculation
86,767,673

 
86,323,636

 
86,738,809

 
86,318,892

Dividends Per Common Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends Declared
$
0.425

 
$
0.415

 
$
0.850

 
$
0.830

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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National Fuel Gas Company
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)

                                                      
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
Six Months Ended 
 March 31,
(Thousands of U.S. Dollars)                                  
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net Income Available for Common Stock
$
90,595

 
$
91,847

 
$
193,256

 
$
290,501

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Before Tax:


 


 
 

 
 

Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Securities Available for Sale Arising During the Period

 
(678
)
 

 
(722
)
Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivative Financial Instruments Arising During the Period
(26,000
)
 
(12,582
)
 
19,390

 
(18,081
)
Reclassification Adjustment for Realized (Gains) Losses on Securities Available for Sale in Net Income

 

 

 
(430
)
Reclassification Adjustment for Realized (Gains) Losses on Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Income
4,739

 
3,199

 
24,384

 
(9,349
)
Reclassification Adjustment for the Cumulative Effect of Adoption of Authoritative Guidance for Financial Assets and Liabilities to Earnings Reinvested in the Business

 

 
(11,738
)
 

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Before Tax
(21,261
)
 
(10,061
)
 
32,036

 
(28,582
)
Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Related to Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Securities Available for Sale Arising During the Period

 
(252
)
 

 
(317
)
Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Related to Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Derivative Financial Instruments Arising During the Period
(7,399
)
 
(3,519
)
 
5,593

 
(5,824
)
Reclassification Adjustment for Income Tax Benefit (Expense) on Realized Losses (Gains) from Securities Available for Sale in Net Income

 

 

 
(158
)
Reclassification Adjustment for Income Tax Benefit (Expense) on Realized Losses (Gains) from Derivative Financial Instruments in Net Income
1,328

 
551

 
6,874

 
(4,646
)
Reclassification Adjustment for Income Tax Benefit (Expense) on the Cumulative Effect of Adoption of Authoritative Guidance for Financial Assets and Liabilities to Earnings Reinvested in the Business

 

 
(4,301
)
 

Reclassification Adjustment for Stranded Tax Effects Related to the 2017 Tax Reform Act to Earnings Reinvested in the Business
10,406

 

 
10,406

 

Income Taxes – Net
4,335

 
(3,220
)
 
18,572

 
(10,945
)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(25,596
)
 
(6,841
)
 
13,464

 
(17,637
)
Comprehensive Income
$
64,999

 
$
85,006

 
$
206,720

 
$
272,864

 













See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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National Fuel Gas Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
 
 
March 31,
2019
 
September 30, 2018
(Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Property, Plant and Equipment
$
10,788,894

 
$
10,439,839

Less - Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
5,573,020

 
5,462,696

 
5,215,874

 
4,977,143

Current Assets
 

 
 

Cash and Temporary Cash Investments
100,643

 
229,606

Hedging Collateral Deposits
1,983

 
3,441

Receivables – Net of Allowance for Uncollectible Accounts of $30,234 and $24,537, Respectively
235,586

 
141,498

Unbilled Revenue
60,196

 
24,182

Gas Stored Underground
6,848

 
37,813

Materials and Supplies - at average cost
37,695

 
35,823

Unrecovered Purchased Gas Costs
5,760

 
4,204

Other Current Assets
57,586

 
68,024

           
506,297

 
544,591

 
 
 
 
Other Assets
 

 
 

Recoverable Future Taxes
113,441

 
115,460

Unamortized Debt Expense
14,922

 
15,975

Other Regulatory Assets
108,193

 
112,918

Deferred Charges
39,634

 
40,025

Other Investments
135,022

 
132,545

Goodwill
5,476

 
5,476

Prepaid Post-Retirement Benefit Costs
86,802

 
82,733

Fair Value of Derivative Financial Instruments
11,130

 
9,518

Other                  
42,184

 
102

                   
556,804

 
514,752

 
 
 
 
Total Assets
$
6,278,975

 
$
6,036,486












See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 

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National Fuel Gas Company
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
                                  
March 31,
2019
 
September 30, 2018
(Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
 
 
CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES
 
 
 
Capitalization:
 
 
 
Comprehensive Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Common Stock, $1 Par Value
 
 
 
Authorized  - 200,000,000 Shares; Issued And Outstanding – 86,300,675 Shares
and 85,956,814 Shares, Respectively
$
86,301

 
$
85,957

Paid in Capital
821,837

 
820,223

Earnings Reinvested in the Business
1,236,657

 
1,098,900

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
(54,286
)
 
(67,750
)
Total Comprehensive Shareholders’ Equity 
2,090,509

 
1,937,330

Long-Term Debt, Net of Current Portion and Unamortized Discount and Debt Issuance Costs
2,132,488

 
2,131,365

Total Capitalization 
4,222,997

 
4,068,695

 
 
 
 
Current and Accrued Liabilities
 

 
 

Notes Payable to Banks and Commercial Paper

 

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt

 

Accounts Payable
141,851

 
160,031

Amounts Payable to Customers
15,463

 
3,394

Dividends Payable
36,678

 
36,532

Interest Payable on Long-Term Debt
18,508

 
19,062

Customer Advances
433

 
13,609

Customer Security Deposits
18,519

 
25,703

Other Accruals and Current Liabilities
195,797

 
132,693

Fair Value of Derivative Financial Instruments
5,749

 
49,036

                                                 
432,998

 
440,060

 
 
 
 
Deferred Credits
 

 
 

Deferred Income Taxes
618,850

 
512,686

Taxes Refundable to Customers
365,380

 
370,628

Cost of Removal Regulatory Liability
215,864

 
212,311

Other Regulatory Liabilities
156,722

 
146,743

Pension and Other Post-Retirement Liabilities
49,213

 
66,103

Asset Retirement Obligations
104,138

 
108,235

Other Deferred Credits
112,813

 
111,025

                                                 
1,622,980

 
1,527,731

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 7)

 

 
 
 
 
Total Capitalization and Liabilities
$
6,278,975

 
$
6,036,486

 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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National Fuel Gas Company
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
                                                        
Six Months Ended 
 March 31,
(Thousands of U.S. Dollars)                                  
2019
 
2018
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 
Net Income Available for Common Stock
$
193,256

 
$
290,501

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
129,918

 
116,985

Deferred Income Taxes
90,468

 
(62,459
)
Stock-Based Compensation
10,731

 
7,862

Other
7,997

 
8,052

Change in:
 

 
 

Receivables and Unbilled Revenue
(130,377
)
 
(123,954
)
Gas Stored Underground and Materials and Supplies
29,093

 
28,004

Unrecovered Purchased Gas Costs
(1,556
)
 
4,197

Other Current Assets
10,438

 
(8,819
)
Accounts Payable
10,226

 
10,838

Amounts Payable to Customers
12,069

 
12,083

Customer Advances
(13,176
)
 
(15,547
)
Customer Security Deposits
(7,184
)
 
(1,399
)
Other Accruals and Current Liabilities
48,028

 
37,646

Other Assets
(38,686
)
 
(9,541
)
Other Liabilities
(10,410
)
 
(5,767
)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
340,835

 
288,682

 
 
 
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Capital Expenditures
(386,579
)
 
(261,720
)
Net Proceeds from Sale of Oil and Gas Producing Properties

 
17,310

Other                                             
(2,616
)
 
5,355

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
(389,195
)
 
(239,055
)
 
 
 
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Reduction of Long-Term Debt

 
(307,047
)
Dividends Paid on Common Stock
(73,197
)
 
(71,091
)
Net Proceeds from Issuance (Repurchase) of Common Stock
(8,864
)
 
2,891

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities
(82,061
)
 
(375,247
)
Net Decrease in Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash
(130,421
)
 
(325,620
)
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at October 1
233,047

 
557,271

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at March 31
$
102,626

 
$
231,651

 
 
 
 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
 
 
 
Non-Cash Investing Activities:
 

 
 

Non-Cash Capital Expenditures
$
74,929

 
$
51,939







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National Fuel Gas Company
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
 
Note 1 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
 
Principles of Consolidation.  The Company consolidates all entities in which it has a controlling financial interest.  All significant intercompany balances and transactions are eliminated. The Company uses proportionate consolidation when accounting for drilling arrangements related to oil and gas producing properties accounted for under the full cost method of accounting.
 
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that 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.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Reclassifications.  In November 2016, the FASB issued authoritative guidance related to the presentation of restricted cash on the statement of cash flows. The new guidance requires restricted cash and cash equivalents be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows, and requires disclosure of how cash and cash equivalents on the statement of cash flows reconciles to the balance sheet. The Company considers Hedging Collateral Deposits to be restricted cash. The Company adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2018 on a retrospective basis. As a result, prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. Additional discussion is provided below at Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.

In March 2017, the FASB issued authoritative guidance related to the presentation of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost. The new guidance requires segregation of the service cost component from the other components of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost for financial reporting purposes. The service cost component is to be presented on the income statement in the same line items as other compensation costs included within Operating Expenses and the other components of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost are to be presented on the income statement below the subtotal labeled Operating Income (Loss). Under this guidance, the service cost component is eligible to be capitalized as part of the cost of inventory or property, plant and equipment while the other components of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost are generally not eligible for capitalization, unless allowed by a regulator. The Company adopted this guidance effective October 1, 2018. The Company applied the guidance retrospectively for the pension and postretirement benefit costs using amounts disclosed in prior period financial statement notes as estimates for the reclassifications in accordance with a practical expedient allowed under the guidance. For the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2018, Operating Income increased $14.9 million and $22.4 million, respectively, and Other Income (Deductions) decreased by the same amounts as a result of the reclassifications. For the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2019, Other Income (Deductions) includes $12.4 million and $19.8 million, respectively, of pension and postretirement benefit costs.

Earnings for Interim Periods.  The Company, in its opinion, has included all adjustments (which consist of only normally recurring adjustments, unless otherwise disclosed in this Form 10-Q) that are necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations for the reported periods. The consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, included herein, should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes for the years ended September 30, 2018, 2017 and 2016 that are included in the Company's 2018 Form 10-K.  The consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2019 will be audited by the Company's independent registered public accounting firm after the end of the fiscal year.
 
The earnings for the six months ended March 31, 2019 should not be taken as a prediction of earnings for the entire fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.  Most of the business of the Utility and Energy Marketing segments is seasonal in nature and is influenced by weather conditions.  Due to the seasonal nature of the heating business in the Utility and Energy Marketing segments, earnings during the winter months normally represent a substantial part of the earnings that those segments are expected to achieve for the entire fiscal year.  The Company’s business segments are discussed more fully in Note 8 – Business Segment Information.
 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.  The components, as reported on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets, of the total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash presented on the Statement of Cash Flows are as follows (in thousands):
 
Six Months Ended 
 March 31, 2019
 
Six Months Ended 
 March 31, 2018
 
Balance at October 1, 2018
 
Balance at March 31, 2019
 
Balance at October 1, 2017
 
Balance at March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and Temporary Cash Investments
$
229,606

 
$
100,643

 
$
555,530

 
$
227,994

Hedging Collateral Deposits
3,441

 
1,983

 
1,741

 
3,657

Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash
$
233,047

 
$
102,626

 
$
557,271

 
$
231,651



The Company considers all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with a maturity date of generally three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company’s restricted cash is comprised entirely of amounts reported as Hedging Collateral Deposits on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Hedging Collateral Deposits is an account title for cash held in margin accounts funded by the Company to serve as collateral for hedging positions. In accordance with its accounting policy, the Company does not offset hedging collateral deposits paid or received against related derivative financial instruments liability or asset balances.

Gas Stored Underground.  In the Utility segment, gas stored underground is carried at lower of cost or net realizable value, on a LIFO method.  Gas stored underground normally declines during the first and second quarters of the year and is replenished during the third and fourth quarters.  In the Utility segment, the current cost of replacing gas withdrawn from storage is recorded in the Consolidated Statements of Income and a reserve for gas replacement is recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets under the caption “Other Accruals and Current Liabilities.”  Such reserve, which amounted to $36.9 million at March 31, 2019, is reduced to zero by September 30 of each year as the inventory is replenished.
 
Property, Plant and Equipment.  In the Company’s Exploration and Production segment, oil and gas property acquisition, exploration and development costs are capitalized under the full cost method of accounting. Under this methodology, all costs associated with property acquisition, exploration and development activities are capitalized, including internal costs directly identified with acquisition, exploration and development activities. The internal costs that are capitalized do not include any costs related to production, general corporate overhead, or similar activities. The Company does not recognize any gain or loss on the sale or other disposition of oil and gas properties unless the gain or loss would significantly alter the relationship between capitalized costs and proved reserves of oil and gas attributable to a cost center.
 
Capitalized costs include costs related to unproved properties, which are excluded from amortization until proved reserves are found or it is determined that the unproved properties are impaired.  Such costs amounted to $64.9 million and $62.2 million at March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively.  All costs related to unproved properties are reviewed quarterly to determine if impairment has occurred. The amount of any impairment is transferred to the pool of capitalized costs being amortized.
 
Capitalized costs are subject to the SEC full cost ceiling test. The ceiling test, which is performed each quarter, determines a limit, or ceiling, on the amount of property acquisition, exploration and development costs that can be capitalized. The ceiling under this test represents (a) the present value of estimated future net cash flows, excluding future cash outflows associated with settling asset retirement obligations that have been accrued on the balance sheet, using a discount factor of 10%, which is computed by applying prices of oil and gas (as adjusted for hedging) to estimated future production of proved oil and gas reserves as of the date of the latest balance sheet, less estimated future expenditures, plus (b) the cost of unevaluated properties not being depleted, less (c) income tax effects related to the differences between the book and tax basis of the properties. The natural gas and oil prices used to calculate the full cost ceiling are based on an unweighted arithmetic average of the first day of the month oil and gas prices for each month within the twelve-month period prior to the end of the reporting period. If capitalized costs, net of accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization and related deferred income taxes, exceed the ceiling at the end of any quarter, a permanent impairment is required to be charged to earnings in that quarter.  At March 31, 2019, the ceiling exceeded the book value of the oil and gas properties by approximately $577.5 million. In adjusting estimated future cash flows for hedging under the ceiling test at March 31, 2019, estimated future net cash flows were decreased by $37.0 million.
    

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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss.  The components of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss and changes for the six months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, net of related tax effect, are as follows (amounts in parentheses indicate debits) (in thousands): 
 
Gains and Losses on Derivative Financial Instruments
 
Gains and Losses on Securities Available for Sale
 
Funded Status of the Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefit Plans
 
Total
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2019
$
17,886

 
$

 
$
(46,576
)
 
$
(28,690
)
Other Comprehensive Gains and Losses Before Reclassifications
(18,601
)
 

 

 
(18,601
)
Amounts Reclassified From Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
3,411

 

 

 
3,411

Reclassification of Stranded Tax Effects Related to the 2017 Tax Reform Act
1,866

 

 
(12,272
)
 
(10,406
)
Balance at March 31, 2019
$
4,562

 
$

 
$
(58,848
)
 
$
(54,286
)
Six Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at October 1, 2018
$
(28,611
)
 
$
7,437