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REN 10Q Quarterly Report

Note 1 - Organization and Nature of Business
Note 2 - Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 - Acquisitions and Divestitures
Note 4 - Earnings per Share
Note 5 - Long Term Debt
Note 6 - Income Taxes
Note 7 - Stockholders' Equity and Equity Based Awards
Note 8 - Asset Retirement Obligation
Note 9 - Derivative Instruments
Note 10 - Commitments and Contingencies
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitive 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 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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Resolute Energy Earnings 2013-09-30

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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 September 30, 2013

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File No. 001-34464

 

 

RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   27-0659371

(State or other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1675 Broadway, Suite 1950 Denver, CO   80202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(303) 534-4600

(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 (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  No    x

As of October 31, 2013, 76,775,150 shares of the Registrant’s $0.0001 par value Common Stock were outstanding.

 

 

 


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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of any statements containing the words “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect,” “plan,” “should” or similar expressions are intended to identify such statements. Forward-looking statements included in this report relate to, among other things, expected development opportunities; expectations regarding our development activities and drilling plans, particularly with respect to our Permian Properties (as defined in this Quarterly Report), the expected benefits to be realized from newly acquired properties including our ability to achieve the growth we expect from acquisitions; our plans for capital expenditures and the sources of such funding. Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable current assumptions, no assurance can be given that the future results covered by the forward-looking statements will be achieved. Forward-looking statements can be subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this report are primarily located under the heading “Risk Factors.” All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, among others, those factors referenced in the “Risk Factors” section of this report, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and such things as:

 

    volatility of oil and gas prices, including reductions in prices that would adversely affect our revenue, income, cash flow from operations and liquidity and the discovery, estimation and development of, and our ability to replace oil and gas reserves;

 

    our future cash flow, liquidity and financial position;

 

    the success of our business and financial strategy, derivative strategies and plans;

 

    the amount, nature and timing of our capital expenditures, including future development costs;

 

    our relationship with the Navajo Nation, the local community in the area where we operate Aneth Field, and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company, as well certain purchase rights held by Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company;

 

    potential delays in the upgrade of third-party electrical infrastructure serving Aneth Field and potential power supply limitations;

 

    a lack of available capital and financing, including the capital needed to pursue our production and other plans for our properties, on acceptable terms, including as a result of a reduction in the borrowing base under our credit facility;

 

    the effectiveness and results of our CO2 flood program at Aneth Field;

 

    the impact of U.S. and global economic recession;

 

    anticipated CO2 supply, which is currently sourced exclusively from Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, L.P.;

 

    the success of the development plan for and production from our oil and gas properties;

 

    the timing and amount of future production of oil and gas;

 

    the completion, timing and success of exploratory drilling on our properties;

 

    availability of, or delays related to, drilling, completion and production, personnel, supplies and equipment;

 

    the effect of third party activities on our oil and gas operations, including our dependence on gas gathering and processing systems;

 

    inaccuracy in reserve estimates and expected production rates;

 

    our operating costs and other expenses;

 

    our success in marketing oil and gas;

 

    competition in the oil and gas industry;

 

    the concentration of our producing properties in a limited number of geographic areas;

 

    operational problems, or uninsured or underinsured losses affecting our operations or financial results;

 

    our relationships with the local communities in the areas where we operate;


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    the impact and costs related to compliance with, or changes in, laws or regulations governing our oil and gas operations, including the potential for increased regulation of underground injection or fracing operations;

 

    the availability of water and our ability to adequately treat and dispose of water after drilling and completing wells;

 

    potential changes to regulations affecting derivatives instruments;

 

    the success of our derivatives program;

 

    the impact of weather and the occurrence of disasters, such as fires, explosions, floods and other events and natural disasters;

 

    environmental liabilities under existing or future laws and regulations;

 

    developments in oil and gas producing countries;

 

    loss of senior management or key technical personnel;

 

    timing of issuance of permits and rights of way, including the effects of any government shut-downs;

 

    timing of installation of gathering infrastructure in areas of new exploration and development;

 

    potential breakdown of equipment and machinery relating to the Aneth compression facility;

 

    our ability to achieve the growth and benefits we expect from our acquisitions;

 

    risks associated with unanticipated liabilities assumed, or title, environmental or other problems resulting from, our acquisitions;

 

    legislative or regulatory charges, including initiatives related to drilling and completion techniques, including fracing;

 

    acquisitions and other business opportunities (or the lack thereof) that may be presented to and pursued by us, and the risk that any opportunity currently being pursued will fail to consummate or encounter material complications;

 

    risks related to our level of indebtedness;

 

    our ability to fulfill our obligations under the senior notes;

 

    a lack of available capital and financing on acceptable terms, including as a result of a reduction in the borrowing base under our credit facility;

 

    constraints imposed on our business and operations by our credit agreement and our senior notes to generate sufficient cash flow to repay our debt obligations;

 

    losses possible from pending or future litigation;

 

    risk factors discussed or referenced in this report; and

 

    other factors, many of which are beyond our control.


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PART I -

  FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Financial Statements      1   

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      15   

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      22   

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      23   

PART II -

  OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      24   

Item 1 A.

  Risk Factors      24   

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      24   

Item 3.

  Defaults Upon Senior Securities      24   

Item 4.

  Mine Safety Disclosures      24   

Item 5.

  Other Information      24   

Item 6.

  Exhibits      25   

Signatures

     26   


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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2013     2012  
Assets     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 937      $ 934   

Accounts receivable

     95,794        78,356   

Deferred income taxes

     5,880        10,757   

Derivative instruments

     3,894        8,523   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     1,310        1,691   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     107,815        100,261   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Property and equipment, at cost:

    

Oil and gas properties, full cost method of accounting

    

Unproved

     269,038        157,079   

Proved

     1,469,652        1,259,667   

Other property and equipment

     6,566        5,602   

Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization

     (270,991     (191,625
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net property and equipment

     1,474,265        1,230,723   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other assets:

    

Restricted cash

     18,218        18,422   

Derivative instruments

     825        475   

Deferred financing costs

     12,918        13,006   

Other assets

     1,110        1,243   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,615,151      $ 1,364,130   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   $ 131,530      $ 96,263   

Accrued interest payable

     14,202        5,698   

Asset retirement obligations

     2,808        3,417   

Derivative instruments

     14,762        31,847   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     163,302        137,225   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long term liabilities:

    

Credit facility

     285,000        162,000   

Senior notes, net of accumulated premium amortization of $154 at September 30, 2013 and $10 at December 31, 2012

     401,721        401,865   

Asset retirement obligations

     16,720        15,738   

Derivative instruments

     1,892        8,204   

Deferred income taxes

     98,995        101,914   

Other long term liabilities

     —          5,000   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     967,630        831,946   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding

     —          —     

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 225,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding 76,756,967 and 61,872,694 shares at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

     8        6   

Additional paid-in capital

     628,685        516,650   

Retained earnings

     18,828        15,528   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     647,521        532,184   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 1,615,151      $ 1,364,130   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012     2013     2012  

Revenue:

        

Oil

   $ 82,274      $ 59,586      $ 236,890      $ 179,042   

Gas

     5,439        3,436        15,275        11,708   

Natural gas liquids

     1,372        371        4,933        662   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenue

     89,085        63,393        257,098        191,412   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

        

Lease operating

     25,148        21,326        75,948        58,074   

Production and ad valorem taxes

     9,372        8,420        30,471        28,288   

Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation accretion

     26,674        19,600        80,352        55,616   

General and administrative

     8,861        6,672        26,558        17,580   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     70,055        56,018        213,329        159,558   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from operations

     19,030        7,375        43,769        31,854   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

        

Interest expense, net

     (6,763     (4,601     (22,025     (9,511

Commodity derivative instruments gain (loss)

     (16,561     (6,772     (16,506     8,945   

Other income (expense)

     2        —          20        (14
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other expense

     (23,322     (11,373     (38,511     (580
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     (4,292     (3,998     5,258        31,274   

Income tax benefit (expense)

     1,618        1,519        (1,958     (11,673
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ (2,674   $ (2,479   $ 3,300      $ 19,601   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per common share:

        

Basic

   $ (0.04   $ (0.04   $ 0.05      $ 0.33   

Diluted

   $ (0.04   $ (0.04   $ 0.05      $ 0.32   

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     73,100        59,431        66,617        59,411   

Diluted

     73,100        59,431        66,673        60,744   

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)

 

    Common Stock     Additional
Paid-in
    Retained Earnings     Total
Stockholders’

Equity
 
    Shares     Amount     Capital      

Balance as of January 1, 2013

    61,873      $ 6      $ 516,650      $ 15,528      $ 532,184   

Issuance of stock, restricted stock and share-based compensation

    1,889        1        10,478        —          10,479   

Restricted stock forfeitures

    (255     —          (202     —          (202

Issuance of stock, net of underwriters discounts and commissions

    13,250        1        101,759        —          101,760   

Net income

    —          —          —          3,300        3,300   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of September 30, 2013

    76,757      $ 8      $ 628,685      $ 18,828      $ 647,521   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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RESOLUTE ENERGY CORPORATION

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012  

Operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 3,300      $ 19,601   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depletion, depreciation, amortization and asset retirement obligation accretion

     80,352        55,616   

Amortization of deferred financing costs and senior notes premium

     1,877        1,037   

Share-based compensation, net

     10,506        6,903   

Commodity derivative instruments gain (loss)

     16,506        (8,945

Commodity derivative settlements

     (35,625     (21,020

Deferred income taxes

     1,958        11,665   

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     (17,464     (14,428

Other current assets

     381        547   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     40,613        7,524   

Accrued interest payable

     8,504        9,080   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     110,908        67,580   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing activities:

    

Oil and gas exploration and development expenditures

     (193,061     (159,185

Purchase of oil and gas properties

     (257,948     (37,685

Proceeds from sale of oil and gas properties and other

     123,171        49,542   

Purchase of other property and equipment

     (964     (1,330

Restricted cash

     204        (1,821

Other

     (4,931     5,068   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (333,529     (145,411
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing activities:

    

Proceeds from bank borrowings

     501,000        374,500   

Repayments of bank borrowings

     (378,000     (526,500

Proceeds from issuance of senior notes

     —          250,000   

Payment of financing costs

     (1,934     (8,773

Redemption of restricted stock for employee income taxes and restricted stock forfeitures

     (202     (100

Retirement of public warrants

     —          (9,999

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of underwriters discounts and commissions

     101,760        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     222,624        79,128   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     3        1,297   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     934        1,135   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 937      $ 2,432   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 — Organization and Nature of Business

Resolute Energy Corporation (“Resolute” or the “Company”), is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploitation, development, exploration for and acquisition of oil and gas properties. The Company’s asset base is comprised primarily of properties in Aneth Field located in the Paradox Basin in southeast Utah (the “Aneth Field Properties” or “Aneth Field”), the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast New Mexico and the Powder River and Big Horn basins in Wyoming. The Company conducts all of its activities in the United States of America.

Note 2 — Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include Resolute and its subsidiaries, and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and Regulation S-X for interim financial reporting. Except as disclosed herein, there has been no material change in our basis of presentation from the information disclosed in the notes to Resolute’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012. In the opinion of management, all adjustments consisting of normal recurring accruals considered necessary for a fair presentation of the interim financial information have been included. Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

In connection with the preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements, Resolute evaluated subsequent events that occurred after the balance sheet date, through the date of filing.

Significant Accounting Policies

The significant accounting policies followed by Resolute are set forth in Resolute’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are to be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements appearing in Resolute’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Assumptions, Judgments and Estimates

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make various assumptions, judgments and estimates to determine the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and in the disclosures of commitments and contingencies. Changes in these assumptions, judgments and estimates will occur as a result of the passage of time and the occurrence of future events. Accordingly, actual results could differ from amounts previously established.

Significant estimates with regard to the condensed consolidated financial statements include (1) proved oil and gas reserve volumes and the related present value of estimated future net cash flows used in the ceiling test applied to capitalized oil and gas properties; (2) asset retirement obligations; (3) valuation of derivative assets and liabilities; (4) the estimated fair value and allocation of the purchase price related to business combinations; (5) share-based compensation expense; (6) depletion, depreciation and amortization; (7) accrued liabilities; (8) revenue and related receivables and (9) income taxes.

Oil and Gas Properties

The Company uses the full cost method of accounting for its oil and gas operations. Accounting rules require Resolute to perform a quarterly “ceiling test” calculation to test its oil and gas properties for possible impairment. The primary components impacting this calculation are commodity prices, reserve quantities added and produced, overall exploration and development costs and depletion expense. If the net capitalized cost of the Company’s oil and gas properties subject to amortization (the “carrying value”) exceeds the ceiling limitation, the excess would be charged to expense. The ceiling limitation is equal to the sum of the present value discounted at 10% of estimated future net cash flows from proved reserves, the cost of properties not being amortized, the lower of cost or estimated fair value of unproven properties included in the costs being amortized, and all related tax effects.

At September 30, 2013, the calculated value of the ceiling limitation exceeded the carrying value of Resolute’s oil and gas properties subject to the test and no impairment was necessary. However, if there is a negative impact on one or more of the components of the calculation, including market prices of oil and gas, future drilling and capital plans, operating costs or expected production, the Company may incur a full cost ceiling impairment related to its oil and gas properties in future periods.

 

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Note 3 — Acquisitions and Divestitures

New Permian Properties

On December 21, 2012, the Company purchased properties in Denton Field on the Northwest Shelf in Lea County, New Mexico, and in the Spraberry trend in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin in Howard County, Texas, for a purchase price of approximately $117 million. Additionally, on December 28, 2012, the Company purchased properties in the Wolfberry play in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin in Midland and Ector counties, Texas, for a purchase price of approximately $133 million. Concurrently with the latter transaction, the Company acquired, for additional consideration of $6.0 million, the option to buy the balance of the working interest in and operatorship of the properties under substantially the same terms as the initial transaction (the “Option Properties”). On March 22, 2013, the Company exercised the option and acquired the Option Properties for $258 million, net of the option fee after customary purchase price adjustments, which were estimated at closing. Revenue and expenses related to the Option Properties are included in the condensed consolidated statements of operations beginning March 22, 2013, the closing date of the transaction. The properties acquired under the December and March acquisitions are referred to as the “New Permian Properties.” Together, the December and March acquisitions, which the Company refers to as the “Permian Acquisitions,” were accounted for using the acquisition method.

The preliminary purchase price of the New Permian Properties was comprised of the following (in thousands):

 

     September 2013      December 2012  

Purchase price

   $ 258,000       $ 250,000   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Company has not completed its assessment of the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, but intends to do so within twelve months of the purchase date. Accordingly, the following table presents the preliminary purchase price allocation of the New Permian Properties at September 30, 2013, and December 31, 2012, based on the fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed (in thousands):

 

     September 30, 2013      December 31, 2012  

Proved oil and gas properties

   $ 121,000       $ 131,000   

Unproved oil and gas properties

     137,000         122,000   

Asset retirement obligations assumed

     —           (3,000
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total purchase price

   $ 258,000       $ 250,000   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Pro Forma Financial Information

The unaudited pro forma consolidated financial information in the table below summarizes the results of operations of the Company as though the purchase of the Option Properties in March 2013 had occurred on January 1, 2012, and the purchase of the properties in the Permian Basin in December 2012 had occurred on January 1, 2012. The pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the Permian Acquisitions had taken place at the beginning of the earliest periods presented or that may result in the future. The pro forma adjustments made utilize certain assumptions that Resolute believes are reasonable based on the available information.

The unaudited pro forma financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 combine the historical results of the New Permian Properties and Resolute (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

       Three Months Ended
September 30,
       Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
       2013        2012        2013        2012  

Total revenue

     $ 89,085         $ 91,608         $ 268,156         $ 271,266   

Revenues in excess of operating expenses

       54,565           54,177           159,851           164,116   

Net income (loss)

       (2,674        592           5,863           29,005   

Basic net income (loss) per share

     $ (0.04      $ 0.01         $ 0.09         $ 0.49   

Diluted net income (loss) per share

     $ (0.04      $ 0.01         $ 0.09         $ 0.48   

 

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Aneth Field Transactions

During the second quarter of 2012 Resolute and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company (“NNOGC”) entered into two transactions regarding the Aneth Field Properties.

In the first transaction, effective January 1, 2012, Resolute and NNOGC together, on a 50%/50% basis, acquired from affiliates of Denbury Resources Inc. (“Denbury”) a 13% working interest in the Aneth Unit and an 11% working interest in the Ratherford Unit for a total cash consideration of $75 million. The acquisition from Denbury was accounted for using the acquisition method. After closing adjustments, the $37.7 million net purchase price was allocated to proved oil and gas properties. Revenue and expenses associated with the acquired interests are included in the consolidated statements of income concurrent with the closing of the transaction in April 2012.

Contemporaneously with this transaction, Resolute and NNOGC also entered into an amendment to their Cooperative Agreement. Among other changes, this amendment allowed NNOGC to exercise options to purchase 10% of the Company’s interest in the Aneth Field Properties, as they existed before giving effect to the Denbury transaction discussed above. These options were exercised for cash consideration of $100 million. Resolute entered into a purchase and sale agreement relating to the exercise of the options which provided that the transaction be closed and paid for in two equal transfers, each for 5% of Resolute’s interest in the properties. The first transfer took place in July 2012 and the second transfer took place in January 2013, each with an effective date of January 1, 2012.

Sale of New Home Properties

On June 27, 2013, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement with HRC Energy, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Halcón Resources Corporation, a Delaware corporation, effective March 1, 2013, to dispose of certain Bakken properties located in Williams County, North Dakota (the “New Home Properties”) for proceeds of $75 million before customary purchase price adjustments. The transaction closed on July 15, 2013 and net proceeds received were recorded as a reduction to the capitalized costs of the Company’s oil and gas properties.

Note 4 — Earnings per Share

The Company computes basic net income (loss) per share using the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net income (loss) per share is computed using the weighted average number of shares of common stock and, if dilutive, potential shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Potentially dilutive shares consist of the incremental shares issuable under the outstanding warrants, which entitle the holder to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock at a price of $13.00 per share and which expire on September 25, 2014, and incremental shares issuable under the Company’s 2009 Performance Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan”). The treasury stock method is used to measure the dilutive impact of potentially dilutive shares.

The following table details the potential weighted average dilutive and anti-dilutive securities for the periods presented (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013      2012      2013      2012  

Potential dilutive warrants

     —           —           —           —     

Potential dilutive restricted stock

     2,799         1,553         2,440         1,415   

Anti-dilutive securities

     35,840         34,593         33,041         39,370   

 

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The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share of common stock for the periods presented (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012     2013      2012  

Net income (loss)

   $ (2,674   $ (2,479   $ 3,300       $ 19,601   

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

     73,100        59,431        66,617         59,411   

Add: dilutive effect of non-vested restricted stock

     —          —          56         1,333   

Add: dilutive effect of outstanding warrants

     —          —          —           —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

     73,100        59,431        66,673         60,744   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share

   $ (0.04   $ (0.04   $ 0.05       $ 0.33   

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share

   $ (0.04   $ (0.04   $ 0.05       $ 0.32   

Note 5 — Long Term Debt

As of the dates indicated, the Company’s long-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

     September 30,      December 31,  
     2013      2012  

Credit facility

   $ 285,000       $ 162,000   

Senior notes

     400,000         400,000   

Unamortized premium on senior notes

     1,721         1,865   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

   $ 686,721       $ 563,865   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Credit Facility

Resolute’s credit facility is with a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Credit Facility”) with Resolute as the borrower. The Credit Facility specifies a maximum borrowing base as determined by the lenders. The determination of the borrowing base takes into consideration the estimated value of Resolute’s oil and gas properties in accordance with the lenders’ customary practices for oil and gas loans. The borrowing base is redetermined semi-annually, and the amount available for borrowing could be increased or decreased as a result of such redeterminations. Under certain circumstances, either Resolute or the lenders may request an interim redetermination.

In March 2013, and in connection with the purchase of the Option Properties, the Company entered into the Sixth Amendment to the amended and restated Credit Facility agreement, resulting in a borrowing base increase to $485 million, consisting of a $445 million conforming tranche (which expires on March 22, 2018) and a $40 million non-conforming tranche. The Sixth Amendment, among other things, also amended the Maximum Leverage Ratio to (a) 4.50:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending through December 31, 2013, (b) 4.25:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, and (c) 4.00:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2014, and thereafter. In addition, the maturity date of the revolving Credit Facility was extended from April 2017 to March 2018. In April 2013, the Company entered into the Seventh Amendment to the amended and restated Credit Facility which adjusted the Maximum Leverage Ratio to (a) 4.25:1:00 for the fiscal year quarter ending December 31, 2012, (b) 4.85:1:00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2013, (c) 4.50:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2013 through December 31, 2013, (d) 4.25:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, and (e) 4.00:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2014 and thereafter. Each base rate borrowing under the Credit Facility accrues interest at either (a) the London Interbank Offered Rate, plus a margin which varies from 1.50% to 2.50% (or 3.0% if the Company utilizes any portion of the non-conforming tranche) or (b) the alternative Base Rate defined as the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate (ii) the Federal Funds effective Rate plus 0.5% or (iii) an adjusted London Interbank Rate plus a margin which ranges from 0.50% to 1.50% (or 2.0% if the Company utilizes any portion of the non-conforming tranche). Each such margin is based on the level of utilization under the borrowing base. In connection with the equity offering that closed in May 2013, the $40 million non-conforming tranche of the borrowing base was automatically terminated, resulting in a borrowing base decrease to $445 million. In July 2013, the Credit Facility borrowing base was further reduced by $30 million, to $415 million, as a result of the disposition of the New Home Properties.

As of September 30, 2013, outstanding borrowings were $285 million under the borrowing base of $415 million. The borrowing base availability had been reduced by $3.1 million in conjunction with letters of credit issued to vendors at September 30, 2013, and other limitations based upon a multiple of trailing earnings as defined in the Credit Facility. To the extent that the borrowing base, as adjusted from time to time, exceeds the outstanding balance, no repayments of principal are required prior to maturity. The Credit Facility is guaranteed by all of Resolute’s subsidiaries and is collateralized by substantially all of the proved oil and gas assets of Resolute Aneth, LLC, Resolute Wyoming, Inc. and Resolute Natural Resources Southwest, LLC, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company.

 

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As of September 30, 2013, the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility was 2.18%. The recorded value of the Credit Facility approximates its fair market value because the interest rate of the Credit Facility is variable over the term of the loan (Level 2 fair value measurement).

The Credit Facility includes terms and covenants that place limitations on certain types of activities, the payment of dividends, and require satisfaction of certain financial tests. Resolute was in compliance with all terms and covenants of the Credit Facility at September 30, 2013.

Resolute Energy Corporation, the stand-alone parent entity, has insignificant independent assets and no operations. There are no restrictions on the Company’s ability to obtain cash dividends or other distributions of funds from its subsidiaries, except those imposed by applicable law.

Senior Notes

In April 2012, the Company consummated a private placement of senior notes with a principal amount of $250 million, and in December 2012 placed a follow-on issuance of senior notes with a principal amount of $150 million (the “Senior Notes” or the “Notes”). The Senior Notes are due May 1, 2020 and bear an annual interest rate of 8.50% with the interest on the Notes payable semiannually in cash on May 1 and November 1 of each year.

The Senior Notes were issued under an Indenture (the “Indenture”) among the Company, the Company’s existing subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”) in a private transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. In March 2013, the Company registered the Senior Notes with the Securities and Exchange Commission by filing an amendment to the registration statement on Form S-4 enabling holders of the Senior Notes to exchange the privately placed Notes for publically registered Notes with substantially identical terms. The Indenture contains affirmative and negative covenants that, among other things, limit the Company’s and the Guarantors’ ability to make investments, incur additional indebtedness or issue preferred stock, create liens, sell assets, enter into agreements that restrict dividends or other payments by restricted subsidiaries, consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, engage in transactions with the Company’s affiliates, pay dividends or make other distributions on capital stock or prepay subordinated indebtedness and create unrestricted subsidiaries. The Indenture also contains customary events of default. Upon occurrence of events of default arising from certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, the Senior Notes shall become due and payable immediately without any declaration or other act of the Trustee or the holders of the Senior Notes. Upon the occurrence of certain other events of default, the Trustee or the holders of the Senior Notes may declare all outstanding Senior Notes to be due and payable immediately. The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants under its Senior Notes as of September 30, 2013.

The Senior Notes are general unsecured senior obligations of the Company and guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Guarantors. The Senior Notes rank equally in right of payment with all existing and future senior indebtedness of the Company, will be subordinated in right of payment to all existing and future senior secured indebtedness of the Guarantors, will rank senior in right of payment to any future subordinated indebtedness of the Company and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Guarantors on a senior basis.

The Senior Notes are redeemable by the Company on or after May 1, 2016, on not less than 30 or more than 60 days’ prior notice, at redemption prices set forth in the Indenture. In addition, at any time prior to May 1, 2015, the Company may use the net proceeds from equity offerings and warrant exercises to redeem up to 35% of the principal amount of Notes issued under the Indenture at a redemption price equal to 108.50% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Senior Notes may also be redeemed at any time prior to May 1, 2016, at the option of the Company at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed plus the applicable premium, and accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the applicable redemption date as set forth in the Indenture. If a change of control occurs, each holder of the Notes will have the right to require that the Company purchase all of such holder’s Notes in an amount equal to 101% of the principal of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of the purchase.

The fair value of the Senior Notes at September 30, 2013 was estimated to be $413 million based upon data from independent market makers (Level 2 fair value measurement).

For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company incurred interest expense on long-term debt of $6.8 million and $4.6 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company incurred interest expense on long-term debt of $22.0 million and $9.5 million, respectively. The Company capitalized $4.3 million and $1.5 million of interest expense during the quarters ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The Company capitalized $11.7 million and $3.3 million of interest expense during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

 

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Note 6 — Income Taxes

Income tax benefit (expense) during interim periods is based on applying an estimated annual effective income tax rate to year-to-date income (loss), plus any significant unusual or infrequently occurring items which are recorded in the interim period. The provision for income taxes for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 differ from the amount that would be provided by applying the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 35% to income before income taxes. This difference relates primarily to state income taxes and estimated permanent differences.

The following table summarizes the components of the provision for income taxes (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013      2012     2013     2012  

Current income tax expense

   $ —         $ (8   $ —        $ (8

Deferred income tax benefit (expense)

     1,618         1,527        (1,958     (11,665
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total income tax benefit (expense)

   $ 1,618       $ 1,519      $ (1,958   $ (11,673
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The Company had no reserve for uncertain tax positions as of September 30, 2013.

Note 7 — Stockholders’ Equity and Equity Based Awards

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue up to 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. No shares were issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 or December 31, 2012.

Common Stock

The authorized common stock of the Company consists of 225,000,000 shares. The holders of the common shares are entitled to one vote for each share of common stock. In addition, the holders of the common stock are entitled to receive dividends when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors. At September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Company had 76,756,967 and 61,872,694 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, respectively.

During the second quarter of 2013, the Company issued 13.3 million shares of common stock in a public offering at $8.00 per share for net proceeds of $101.8 million, after underwriting discounts and commissions. The net proceeds were used to repay outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, no warrants were repurchased. During the second quarter of 2012, the Company repurchased 9,634,821 warrants for aggregate consideration of approximately $10.0 million in a private transaction at an average price of $1.04 per warrant. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, no warrants were exercised. At September 30, 2013, 33,040,682 warrants remain outstanding.

Share-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for share-based compensation in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, Stock Compensation.

On July 31, 2009, the Company adopted the Incentive Plan, providing for long-term share-based awards intended as a means for the Company to attract, motivate, retain and reward directors, officers, employees and other eligible persons through the grant of awards and incentives for high levels of individual performance and improved financial performance of the Company. The share-based awards are also intended to further align the interests of award recipients and the Company’s stockholders. The maximum number of shares of common stock that may be issued under the Incentive Plan is 9,157,744.

Time-Based Awards

Shares of time-based restricted stock generally vest in three or four year increments at specified dates based on continued employment. The compensation expense to be recognized for the time-based awards was measured based on the Company’s closing stock price on the dates of grant, utilizing estimated forfeiture rates between 0% and 10% which are updated periodically based on actual employee turnover. During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company granted 1,534,988 time-based shares of restricted stock to employees and directors, pursuant to the Incentive Plan.

 

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The following table summarizes the changes in non-vested time-based awards for the nine month period ended September 30, 2013:

 

     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 

Non-vested, beginning of period

     1,176,890      $ 12.00   

Granted

     1,534,988        10.33   

Vested

     (88,760     12.00   

Forfeited

     (161,988     11.25   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-vested, end of period

     2,461,130      $ 11.01   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company recorded $2.7 million and $2.2 million of share-based compensation expense related to time-based awards, net of amounts billed to partners, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, the Company recorded $7.8 million and $5.3 million of share-based compensation expense related to time-based awards, net of amounts billed to partners, respectively. There was unrecognized compensation expense of approximately $19.1 million at September 30, 2013, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.1 years.

Performance-Based Awards

For grants made through year-end 2012, performance-based shares generally vest in equal tranches beginning on December 31 of the year of the grant if there has been a 10% annual appreciation in the trading price of the Company’s common stock, compounded annually, from the twenty trading day average stock price ended on December 31 of the year prior to the grant (which was $11.134 for 2010 grants, $14.227 for 2011 grants and $11.639 for 2012 grants). At the end of each year, the twenty trading day average stock price will be measured, and if the 10% threshold is met, the stock subject to the performance criteria will vest. If the 10% threshold is not met, shares that have not vested will be carried forward to the following year subject to a four year maximum vesting period. These awards are referred to as “Stock Appreciation Awards.”

In March 2013, the Compensation Committee awarded 354,517 performance-based restricted shares to executive officers of the Company under the Incentive Plan. The restricted stock grants vest only upon achievement of thresholds of cumulative total shareholder return (“TSR”) as compared to a specified peer group (the “Performance-Vested Shares”). A TSR percentile (the “TSR Percentile”) is calculated based on the change in the value of the Company’s common stock between the grant date and the applicable vesting date, including any dividends paid during the period, as compared to the respective TSRs of a specified group of 17 peer companies. The Performance-Vested Shares vest in three installments to the extent that the applicable TSR Percentile ranking thresholds are met upon the one-, two- and three-year anniversaries of the grant date. Performance-Vested Shares that are eligible to vest on a vesting date but do not qualify for vesting become eligible for vesting again on the next vesting date. All Performance-Vested Shares that do not vest as of the final vesting date will be forfeited on such date.

In March 2013, the Compensation Committee also granted rights to earn additional shares of common stock upon achievement of a higher TSR Percentile (“Outperformance Shares”). The Outperformance Shares are earned in increasing increments based on a TSR Percentile attained over a specified threshold. Outperformance Shares may be earned on any vesting date to the extent that the applicable TSR Percentile ranking thresholds are met in three installments on the one-, two- and three-year anniversaries of the grant date. Outperformance Shares that are earned at a vesting date will be issued to the recipient; however, prior to such issuance, the recipient is not entitled to stockholder rights with respect to Outperformance Shares. Outperformance Shares that are eligible to be earned but remain unearned on a vesting date become eligible to be earned again on the next vesting date. The right to earn any theretofore unearned Outperformance Shares terminates immediately following the final vesting date. The Performance-Vested Shares and the Outperformance Shares are referred to as the “TSR Awards.”

The compensation expense to be recognized for the TSR Awards and Stock Appreciation Awards was measured based on the estimated fair value at the date of grant using a Monte Carlo simulation model and utilize estimated forfeiture rates between 4% and 15% which are updated periodically based on actual employee turnover.

The valuation model for the TSR Awards used the following assumptions:

 

Grant Year    Average Expected Volatility   Expected Dividend Yield   Risk-Free Interest Rate
2013    35.0%   0%   0.42%

 

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Share-based compensation expense related to the TSR Awards and the Stock Appreciation Awards for the three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, was $0.7 million and $0.6 million, respectively. Share-based compensation expense related to the TSR Awards and Stock Appreciation Awards for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, was $2.7 million and $1.6 million, respectively. There was unrecognized compensation expense for TSR and Stock Appreciation Awards of approximately $3.2 million and $0.5 million at September 30, 2013, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.4 and 1.1 years, respectively. The following table summarizes changes in non-vested Performance-Based Awards for the nine month period ended September 30, 2013:

 

     2013      2012 and prior  
     TSR Awards      Stock Appreciation Awards  
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
     Shares     Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 

Non-vested, beginning of period

     —        $ —           895,892      $ 8.43   

Granted

     354,517        15.91         —          —     

Vested

     —          —           —          —     

Forfeited

     (14,351     15.91         (56,157     8.14   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-vested, end of period

     340,166      $ 15.91         839,735      $ 8.41   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 8 — Asset Retirement Obligation

Resolute’s estimated asset retirement obligation liability is based on estimated economic lives, estimates as to the cost to abandon the wells in the future, and federal and state regulatory requirements. The liability is discounted using a credit- adjusted risk-free rate estimated at the time the liability is incurred or revised, that ranges between 7% and 10%. Revisions to the liability could occur due to changes in estimated abandonment costs or well economic lives, or if federal or state regulators enact new requirements regarding the abandonment of wells. Asset retirement obligations are valued utilizing Level 3 fair value measurement inputs. The following table provides a reconciliation of Resolute’s asset retirement obligations for the periods presented, (in thousands):

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012  

Asset retirement obligations at beginning of period

   $ 19,155      $ 16,553   

Additional liability incurred / acquired

     495        267   

Accretion expense

     986        742   

Liabilities settled

     (1,108     (1,157
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations at end of period

     19,528        16,405   

Less: current asset retirement obligations

     (2,808     (2,853
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term asset retirement obligations

   $ 16,720      $ 13,552   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 9 — Derivative Instruments

Resolute enters into commodity derivative contracts to manage its exposure to oil and gas price volatility. Resolute has not elected to designate derivative instruments as hedges under the provisions of FASB ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging. As a result, these derivative instruments are marked to market at the end of each reporting period and changes in the fair value are recorded in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Gains and losses on commodity derivative instruments from Resolute’s price risk management activities are recognized in other income (expense). The cash flows from derivatives are reported as cash flows from operating activities unless the derivative contract is deemed to contain a financing element. Derivatives deemed to contain a financing element are reported as financing activities in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.

The Company utilizes fixed price swaps, basis swaps, option contracts and two-and three-way collars. These instruments generally entitle Resolute (the floating price payer in most cases) to receive settlement from the counterparty (the fixed price payer in most cases) for each calculation period in amounts, if any, by which the settlement price for the scheduled trading days applicable to each calculation period is less than the fixed strike price or floor price. The Company would pay the counterparty if the settlement price for the scheduled trading days applicable to each calculation period exceeds the fixed strike price or ceiling price. The amount payable by Resolute, if the floating price is above the fixed or ceiling price, is the product of the notional contract quantity and the excess of the floating price over the fixed or ceiling price per calculation period. The amount payable by the counterparty, if the floating price is below the fixed or floor price, is the product of the notional contract quantity and the excess of the fixed or floor price over the floating price per calculation period. A three-way collar consists of a two-way collar contract combined with a put option contract sold by the Company with a strike price below the floor price of the two-way collar. The Company receives price protection at the purchased put option floor price of the two-way collar if commodity prices are above the sold put option strike price. If commodity prices fall below the sold put option strike price, the Company receives the cash market price plus the variance between the two put option strike prices. This type of instrument captures more value in a rising commodity price environment, but limits the benefits in a downward commodity price environment. Basis swaps are used in connection with gas swaps in order to fix the price differential between the NYMEX Henry Hub price and the index price at which the gas production is sold.

 

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During the third quarter of 2013, the Company paid $10.7 million to restructure or terminate certain 2013 derivative contracts. As of September 30, 2013, the fair value of the Company’s commodity derivatives was a net liability of $11.9 million.

The following table represents Resolute’s commodity swap contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)     Gas (NYMEX HH)  

Year

  Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Swap Price Per Bbl
    MMBtu per Day     Weighted Average
Swap Price Per MMBtu
 

2013

    5,000      $ 97.02        6,900      $ 5.056   

2014

    3,000      $ 91.89        5,000      $ 4.165   

The following table sets forth Resolute’s basis swaps as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Gas  

Year

   Index    MMBtu per Day      Weighted Average
Price
Differential per
MMBtu
 

2013

   Rocky Mountain NWPL      1,800       $ 2.100   

2013

   Rocky Mountain CIG      500       $ 0.590   

2014

   Rocky Mountain CIG      1,000       $ 0.590   

The following table represents Resolute’s two-way commodity collar contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

   Bbl per Day      Weighted Average
Floor Price Per Bbl
     Weighted Average
Ceiling Price Per Bbl
 

2013

     775       $ 80.00       $ 105.00   

2014

     1,500       $ 65.00       $ 110.00   

The following table represents Resolute’s three-way commodity collar contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

  Bbl Per Day     Weighted Average
Short Put Price Per Bbl
    Weighted Average
Floor Price Per Bbl
    Weighted Average
Ceiling Price Per Bbl
 

2014

    2,000      $ 70.00      $ 85.00      $ 100.83   

The following table represents Resolute’s commodity call option contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

  Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Bought Call Price Per Bbl
    Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Sold Call Price Per Bbl
 

2013

    2,000      $ 82.50        4,000      $ 87.63   

The following table represents Resolute’s commodity put option contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

   Bbl per Day      Weighted Average
Bought Put Price per Bbl
     Weighted Average
Sold Put Price Per Bbl
 

2013

     2,000       $ 85.00       $ 70.00   

2014

     1,200       $ 85.00       $ 70.00   

 

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The table below summarizes the location and amount of commodity derivative instrument gains and losses reported in the consolidated statements of operations (in thousands):

 

    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  

Other income (expense):

       

Commodity derivative settlements

  $ (21,850   $ (3,314   $ (35,625   $ (21,020

Mark-to-market gain (loss)

    5,289        (3,458     19,119        29,965   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commodity derivative instruments gain (loss)

  $ (16,561   $ (6,772   $ (16,506   $ 8,945   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Credit Risk and Contingent Features in Derivative Instruments

Resolute is exposed to credit risk to the extent of nonperformance by the counterparties in the derivative contracts discussed above. All counterparties are lenders under Resolute’s Credit Facility. Accordingly, Resolute is not required to provide any credit support to its counterparties other than cross collateralization with the properties securing the Credit Facility. Resolute’s derivative contracts are documented with industry standard contracts known as a Schedule to the Master Agreement and International Swaps and Derivative Association, Inc. Master Agreement (“ISDA”). Typical terms for each ISDA include credit support requirements, cross default provisions, termination events, and set-off provisions. Resolute has set-off provisions with its lenders that, in the event of counterparty default, allow Resolute to set-off amounts owed under the Credit Facility or other general obligations against amounts owed for derivative contract liabilities.

Resolute does not offset the fair value amounts of derivative assets and liabilities with the same counterparty for financial reporting purposes. The following is a listing of Resolute’s assets and liabilities required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis and where they are classified within the hierarchy as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 (in thousands):

 

     Level 2  
     September 30, 2013      December 31, 2012  

Assets

     

Oil and gas commodity contracts, current assets

   $ 3,894       $ 8,523   

Oil and gas commodity contracts, long term assets

     825         475   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 4,719       $ 8,998   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

     

Oil and gas commodity contracts, current liabilities

   $ 14,762       $ 31,847   

Oil and gas commodity contracts, long term liabilities

     1,892         8,204   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

   $ 16,654       $ 40,051   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Note 10 — Commitments and Contingencies

CO2 Take-or-Pay Agreements

Resolute is party to a take-or-pay purchase agreement with Kinder Morgan CO2 Company L.P., under which Resolute has committed to buy specified volumes of CO2. The purchased CO2 is for use in Resolute’s enhanced tertiary recovery projects in Aneth Field. Resolute is obligated to purchase a minimum daily volume of CO2 or pay for any deficiencies at the price in effect when delivery was to have occurred. The ultimate CO2 volumes planned for use on the enhanced recovery projects exceed the minimum daily volumes provided in these take-or-pay purchase agreements. Although the Company may incur deficiency payments from time to time, Resolute expects to avoid any permanent payments for deficiencies over the term of the agreement.

Future minimum CO2 purchase commitments as of September 30, 2013, under this purchase agreement, based on prices and volumes in effect at September 30, 2013, are as follows (in thousands):

 

Year

   CO2 Purchase
Commitments
 

2013

   $ 8,097   

2014

     32,121   

2015

     32,121   

2016

     12,778   
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 85,117   
  

 

 

 

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as the accompanying financial statements and the related notes contained elsewhere in this report. References to “Resolute,” “the Company,” “we,” “ours,” and “us” refer to Resolute Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Overview

We are a publicly traded, independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploitation, development, exploration for and acquisition of oil and gas properties. Our asset base is comprised primarily of properties in Aneth Field located in the Paradox Basin in southeast Utah (the “Aneth Field Properties” or “Aneth Field”), the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeast New Mexico (the “Permian Properties”) and the Powder River and Big Horn basins in Wyoming (the “Wyoming Properties”). Our primary operational focus is on increasing reserves and production from these properties while improving efficiency and optimizing operating costs. We plan to expand our reserve base through an organic growth strategy focused on the expansion of tertiary oil recovery in Aneth Field, the exploitation and development of oil-prone acreage, particularly in our Permian Properties, and through carefully targeted exploration activities in our Wyoming Properties. We also expect to engage in opportunistic acquisitions.

As of December 31, 2012, our estimated net proved reserves were approximately 78.8 million equivalent barrels of oil (“MMBoe”), of which approximately 59% and 43% were proved developed reserves and proved developed producing reserves, respectively. Approximately 79% of our net proved reserves were oil and approximately 90% were oil and natural gas liquids (“NGL”). The December 31, 2012, pre-tax present value discounted at 10% of our net proved reserves was $1,127 million and the standardized measure of our estimated net proved reserves was $872 million. We focus our efforts on increasing reserves and production while controlling costs at a level that is appropriate for long-term operations. Our future earnings and cash flow from existing operations are dependent on a variety of factors including commodity prices, exploitation and recovery activities and our ability to manage our overall cost structure at a level that allows for profitable operation.

Our management uses a variety of financial and operational measurements to analyze our operating performance, including but not limited to, production levels, pricing and cost trends, reserve trends, operating and general and administrative expenses and operating cash flow. The analysis of these measurements should be read in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Aneth Field Properties

Our largest asset, constituting 75% of our net proved reserves as of December 31, 2012, is our ownership of working interests in Aneth Field, a mature, long-lived oil producing field, most of which is located on the Navajo Reservation in southeast Utah. We own a majority of the working interests in, and are the operator of, three federal production units which constitute the Aneth Field Properties. These are the Aneth Unit, the McElmo Creek Unit and the Ratherford Unit, in which we owned working interests of 62%, 68% and 59%, respectively, at September 30, 2013. The crude oil produced from the Aneth Field Properties is generally characterized as light, sweet crude oil that is highly desired as a refinery blending feedstock. We believe that significantly more oil can be recovered from our Aneth Field Properties through industry standard secondary and tertiary recovery techniques.

During 2012, we and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company (“NNOGC”) entered into an amendment to our Cooperative Agreement. Among other changes, this amendment allowed NNOGC to exercise options to purchase 10% of our interest in Aneth Field. These options were exercised for cash consideration of $100 million. We entered into a purchase and sale agreement relating to the exercise of the options which provided that the transaction be closed and paid for in two equal transfers, each for 5% of our interest in the properties. The first transfer took place in July 2012 and the second transfer took place in January 2013, each with an effective date of January 1, 2012. We remain the operator of our Aneth Field Properties.

 

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Permian Properties

On December 21, 2012, we purchased properties from Celero Energy II, LP containing proved reserves of approximately 4.1 MMBoe in Denton Field on the Northwest Shelf in Lea County, New Mexico, and in the Spraberry trend in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin in Howard County, Texas, for a purchase price of approximately $117 million. Additionally, on December 28, 2012, we purchased an undivided 32.35% interest in certain oil and gas properties from RSP Permian, LLC and certain other sellers (“RSP”) containing proved reserves of approximately 5.4 MMBoe in the Wolfberry play in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin in Midland and Ector counties, Texas, for a purchase price of approximately $133 million, which included a $6 million fee paid in exchange for the option to acquire the remaining 67.65% interest in the RSP properties. This fee was nonrefundable but would be applied towards the purchase price if the option were exercised. On March 22, 2013, we exercised that option and acquired the remaining 67.65% interest in the RSP properties, which contained proved reserves of approximately 11.1 MMBoe. The purchase price for the 67.65% interest was $258 million, net of the option fee, after customary purchase price adjustments, which were estimated at closing. The RSP acquisitions included approximately 4,700 gross (4,600 net) acres, 80 producing wells and facilities for gathering, water sourcing and water disposal. The acreage is largely held by production, and we estimate that a one-rig vertical drilling program for two years would hold all of the acquired leases. We believe that growth potential exists from approximately 28 gross prospective horizontal locations with multiple targets in the Wolfcamp, Spraberry and Atoka formations, approximately 45 vertical drilling locations targeting the Wolfcamp through Atoka interval, and 69 Spraberry recompletion opportunities. On a combined basis, our December 2012 and March 2013 acquisitions (the “Permian Acquisitions”) contributed 20.6 MMBoe of proved reserves as of the effected date of the acqusitions. The Permian Acquisitions were financed with the net proceeds from our $150 million senior notes offering in December 2012 and borrowings under our revolving credit facility.

Our Permian Properties are located in the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico, and are divided between three principal project areas. Our Wolfberry project area, located in the Midland Basin portion of the Permian Basin, in Howard, Martin, Midland and Ector counties, primarily targets the Wolfcamp and Spraberry formations with secondary objectives in the Mississippian, Cline and Dean formations. Our Wolfbone project area, located in the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin, in Reeves County, primarily targets the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring formations. Our third project area, the Northwest Shelf in Lea County, New Mexico, is centered on conventional production in Denton, Gladiola and South Knowles fields where we are focused on improving field-level economics through production enhancements and operating cost reductions. We also believe upside exists in these properties through well deepenings and infill drilling. Historic drilling activity in each of our Wolfberry and Wolfbone project areas has focused on vertical wells with completions in multiple pay zones. Recently the industry has increased its focus on horizontal drilling, primarily in the Wolfcamp formation, as well as the Spraberry and Cline formations in the Midland Basin and the Bone Spring formation in the Delaware Basin. We anticipate that our drilling activity in the Wolfbone and Wolfberry areas will be increasingly focused on horizontal drilling activity targeting these same formations.

During the first nine months of 2013, we completed 29 gross (26.0 net) wells on our Permian Properties. We were in the process of drilling 1 gross (0.1 net) horizontal well and had 5 gross (4.0 net) wells awaiting completion at quarter end, including 2 gross (2.0 net) horizontal wells.

Wyoming Properties

Hilight Field is located in the Powder River Basin in Campbell County, Wyoming. Hilight Field is located in a basin experiencing transformation due to horizontal drilling targeting oil-bearing formations such as the Turner/Frontier, Niobrara and Mowry. Along with these unconventional opportunities, the Powder River Basin continues to see exploration activity targeting the conventional Minnelusa formation. We have focused our geological, geophysical and engineering efforts to prepare for testing these formations. These activities have included a 3D seismic survey of the field and the review of our extensive log data and data from operators drilling wells in close proximity to Hilight. We drilled 1 gross (1.0 net) horizontal well to test the Turner/Frontier formation in the third quarter. This well was awaiting completion at quarter end and is scheduled to begin producing in November 2013. We also plan to develop the Mowry formation through additional uphole recompletions. We anticipate completing the third and final test in the fourth quarter. Our analysis of the Mowry completions will determine whether we can establish a viable horizontal drilling program in this formation. In our exploration portfolio we also own acreage in the Big Horn Basin, which may be prospective for production from multiple formations, including the Frontier and Phosphoria. We continue to study these formations with the objective of testing them prior to facing significant lease expirations in 2015.

Bakken Properties

On June 27, 2013, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement with HRC Energy, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, and wholly-owned subsidiary of Halcón Resources Corporation, a Delaware corporation, effective March 1, 2013, to dispose of our Bakken properties located in Williams County (the “New Home Properties”) for proceeds of $75 million before customary purchase price adjustments. The transaction closed on July 15, 2013. We recorded the net proceeds as a reduction to the capitalized costs of the Company’s oil and gas properties. Our remaining Bakken Properties are located in the Bakken trend of the Williston Basin in North Dakota and consist of our Paris project area located in McKenzie County. We also have interests in various smaller project areas, primarily in McKenzie County. During the first nine months of 2013, we completed 9 gross (2.0 net) wells on our Bakken Properties.

 

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Factors That Significantly Affect Our Financial Results

Revenue, cash flow from operations and future growth depend on many factors beyond our control, such as economic, political and regulatory developments and competition from other sources of energy. Historical oil prices have been volatile and are expected to fluctuate widely in the future. Sustained periods of low prices for oil could materially and adversely affect our financial position, our results of operations, the quantities of oil and gas that we can economically produce and our ability to obtain capital.

Like all businesses engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and gas, we face the challenge of natural production declines. As initial reservoir pressures are depleted, oil and gas production from a given well decreases. Thus, an oil and gas exploration and production company depletes part of its asset base with each unit of oil or gas it produces. We attempt to overcome this natural decline by developing existing properties, implementing secondary and tertiary recovery techniques and by acquiring more reserves than we produce. Our future growth may vary from year-to-year depending on our ability to enhance production levels from existing reserves and to continue to add reserves in excess of production through exploration, development and acquisition. We will maintain our focus on costs necessary to produce our reserves as well as the costs necessary to add reserves through production enhancement, drilling and acquisitions. Our ability to make capital expenditures to increase production from existing reserves and to acquire more reserves is dependent on availability of capital resources, and can be limited by many factors, including the ability to obtain capital in a cost-effective manner and to obtain permits and regulatory approvals in a timely manner.

Results of Operations

For the purposes of management’s discussion and analysis of the results of operations, management has analyzed the operational results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The following table presents our sales volumes, revenues and operating expenses, and sets forth our sales prices, costs and expenses on a barrel of oil equivalent (“Boe”) basis for the periods indicated.

 

    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
    (in thousands, except where indicated)     (in thousands, except where indicated)  

Net Sales:

       

Total sales (MBoe)

    1,058        862        3,298        2,482   

Average daily sales (Boe/d)

    11,504        9,365        12,081        9,058   

Average Sales Prices ($/Boe):

       

Average sales price (excluding derivative settlements)

  $ 84.17      $ 73.58      $ 77.95      $ 77.12   

Operating Expenses ($/Boe):

       

Lease operating

  $ 23.76      $ 24.75      $ 23.03      $ 23.40   

Production and ad valorem taxes

    8.85        9.77        9.24        11.40   

General and administrative

    8.37        7.74        8.05        7.08   

General and administrative (excluding non-cash

compensation expense)

    5.42        4.77        5.09        4.52   

Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion

    25.20        22.75        24.36        22.41   

Quarter Ended September 30, 2013, Compared to the Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

Revenue. Revenue from oil and gas activities increased by 41% to $89.1 million during 2013, from $63.4 million during 2012. Of the $25.7 million increase in revenue, approximately $14.5 million was attributable to increased production and $11.2 million was attributable to increased commodity pricing. Average sales price for the quarter, excluding derivative settlements, increased from $73.58 per Boe in 2012 to $84.17 per Boe in 2013, primarily as a function of increased commodity pricing. Sales volumes increased 23% during 2013 as compared to 2012, from 862 MBoe to 1,058 MBoe. The majority of the production increase was related to the Permian Acquisitions.

Operating Expenses. Lease operating expenses include direct labor, contract services, field office rent, production and ad valorem taxes, vehicle expenses, supervision, transportation, minor maintenance, tools and supplies, workover expenses, utilities and other customary charges. Resolute assesses lease operating expenses in part by monitoring the expenses in relation to production volumes and the number of wells operated.

Lease operating expenses increased to $25.1 million during 2013, from $21.3 million during 2012. The $3.8 million, or 18%, increase was mainly attributable to additional operating expenses associated with the Permian Acquisitions and increased operational activity in the Permian Basin. On a per-unit basis, lease operating expense decreased by 4% from $24.75 to $23.76.

 

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Production and ad valorem taxes in 2013 of $9.4 million increased over 2012 production and ad valorem taxes of $8.4 million, but were less on a per-unit basis, mainly due to a decrease in ad valorem tax estimates in Utah and increased revenue derived from areas with lower tax rates. As a result, we expect to see an overall lower production tax rate going forward. Production and ad valorem taxes were 11% of total revenue in 2013 versus 13% of total revenue in 2012.

Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion expenses increased to $26.7 million during 2013, as compared to $19.6 million during 2012. The $7.1 million, or 36%, increase is principally due to higher production, a higher depletable base resulting in an increase in the depletion, depreciation and amortization rate from $22.75 per Boe in 2012 to $25.20 per Boe in 2013.

General and administrative expenses include the costs of employees and executive officers, related benefits, share-based compensation, office leases, professional fees, general corporate overhead and other costs not directly associated with field operations. Resolute monitors its general and administrative expenses carefully, attempting to balance the cash effect of incurring general and administrative costs against the related benefits with a focus on hiring and retaining highly qualified staff who can add value to the Company’s asset base.

General and administrative expenses increased to $8.9 million during 2013, as compared to $6.7 million during 2012. The $2.2 million, or 33%, increase in general and administrative expenses mainly resulted from increases of $2.5 million in salaries and wages required to meet the demand of increasing operations across our primary focus areas, $0.6 million of increased share-based compensation, $0.3 million in professional services, offset by increased capitalized general and administrative costs and overhead billings. On a unit-of-production basis, general and administrative expenses increased 8%. Cash based general and administrative expense increased from $4.1 million to $5.7 million, or 40%.

Other Income (Expense). All of our oil and gas derivative instruments are accounted for under mark-to-market accounting rules, whereby the fair value of derivative contracts are reflected as either an asset or a liability on the balance sheet. The change in the fair value during an accounting period is recorded in the income statement for that period. During 2013, the loss on oil and gas commodity derivatives was $16.6 million, consisting of $21.9 million of derivative settlements, including $10.7 million paid to restructure or terminate certain 2013 derivative contracts. During 2012, the loss on oil and gas derivatives was $6.8 million, consisting of $3.3 million of derivative settlements.

Interest expense in 2013 increased to $6.8 million from the $4.6 million recorded in 2012 as a result of a higher average debt balance and a higher weighted average interest rate due to the follow-on issuance of our 8.50% Senior Notes (defined below). The components of our interest expense are as follows (in thousands).

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012  

8.50% Senior notes

   $ 8,500      $ 5,313   

Credit facility

     1,964        476   

Amortization of deferred financing costs and senior notes premium

     632        333   

Other

     4        3   

Capitalized interest

     (4,337     (1,524
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense

   $ 6,763      $ 4,601   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Tax Benefit (Expense). Income tax benefit recognized during 2013 was $1.6 million, or 37.7% of the loss before income taxes, as compared to income tax benefit of $1.5 million, or 38.0% of the loss before income taxes in 2012.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013, compared to Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

Revenue. Revenue from oil and gas activities increased by 34% to $257.1 million during 2013, from $191.4 million during 2012. Of the net $65.7 million increase in revenue, approximately $63.0 million was attributable to increased production and $2.7 million was attributable to increased commodity prices. Average sales price for the period, excluding derivative settlements, increased from $77.12 per Boe in 2012 to $77.95 per Boe in 2013, primarily as a function of increased commodity pricing. Sales volumes increased 33% during 2013 as compared to 2012, from 2,482 MBoe to 3,298 MBoe. The increase is mainly due to increased production from new wells in the Permian Basin Properties as a result of the Permian Acquisitions as well as drilling activities during 2013.

Operating Expenses. Aggregate lease operating expenses increased to $75.9 million during 2013, from $58.1 million during 2012. The $17.8 million, or 31%, increase was attributable to additional operating expenses associated with the Permian Acquisitions. On a per-unit basis, lease operating expense decreased 2% from $23.40 in 2012 to $23.03 in 2013.

Production and ad valorem taxes increased by 8% to $30.5 million in 2013 versus $28.3 million in 2012, due to the increase in production over 2012 offset by lower ad valorem tax estimates associated with the Company’s Aneth Field Properties. Production and ad valorem taxes were 12% of total revenue in 2013 versus 15% of total revenue in 2012.

 

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Depletion, depreciation, amortization and accretion expenses increased to $80.4 million during 2013, as compared to $55.6 million during 2012. The $24.8 million, or 44%, increase is principally due to higher production, a higher depletable base and an increase in the depletion, depreciation and amortization rate from $22.41 per Boe in 2012 to $24.36 per Boe in 2013 as a result of increased finding costs on new drilling and completion activities.

General and administrative expenses for Resolute increased to $26.6 million during 2013, as compared to $17.6 million during 2012. The $9.0 million, or 51%, increase in general and administrative expenses resulted from increases of $7.6 million in salaries and wages, $3.4 million in share-based compensation expense, $1.2 million in professional services and $0.4 million in corporate overhead, offset by increases in capitalized labor and overhead billings. On a unit-of-production basis, general and administrative expenses increased 14%. Cash based general and administrative expense increased from $11.2 million to $16.8 million, or 50%.

Other Income (Expense). During 2013, the loss on oil and gas derivatives was $16.5 million, consisting of $35.6 million of derivative settlements, including $10.7 million paid to restructure or terminate certain 2013 derivative contracts. During 2012, the gain on oil and gas derivatives was $8.9 million, consisting of $21.0 million of derivative settlements.

Interest expense in 2013 increased to $22.0 million from the $9.5 million recorded in 2012 as a result of the higher interest rate associated with the Senior Notes issuances in 2012 and increased average borrowings. The components of our interest expense are as follows (in thousands).

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012  

8.50% Senior notes

   $ 25,500      $ 9,208   

Credit facility

     6,342        2,599   

Amortization of deferred financing costs and senior notes premium

     1,877        1,037   

Other

     (8     3   

Capitalized interest

     (11,686     (3,336
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense

   $ 22,025      $ 9,511   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Tax Benefit (Expense). Income tax expense recognized during 2013 was $2.0 million, or 37.2% of income before income taxes, as compared to income tax expense of $11.7 million, or 37.3% of the income before income taxes during 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our primary sources of liquidity have been cash generated from operations, amounts available under our Credit Facility (defined below), proceeds from warrant exercises, issuance of Senior Notes (defined below), public equity offerings and sales of non-strategic oil and gas properties. For purposes of Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Liquidity and Capital Resources, we have analyzed our cash flows and capital resources for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012.

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2013     2012  
     (in thousands)  

Cash provided by operating activities

   $ 110,908      $ 67,580   

Cash used in investing activities

     (333,529     (145,411

Cash provided by financing activities

     222,624        79,128   

Net cash provided by operating activities was $110.9 million for the first nine months of 2013 compared to $67.6 million for the 2012 period, which reflects the increased production, commodity pricing and working capital fluctuations in 2013.

We plan to reinvest a sufficient amount of our cash flow in our development operations in order to maintain our production over the long term, and plan to use external financing sources as well as cash flow from operations and cash reserves to increase our production.

Net cash used in investing activities was $333.5 million in 2013 compared to $145.4 million in 2012. The primary investing activity in 2013 was cash used for capital expenditures of $451.0 million. Capital expenditures consisted of $258 million paid to acquire additional interests in the Permian Properties, $32.6 million in compression and facility and drilling projects in Aneth Field, $14.9 million in CO2 acquisition, $111.2 million in drilling activities and infrastructure projects in the Permian Basin of West Texas, $32.5 million in drilling and completion activities in the Bakken trend of North Dakota, and $8.7 million in recompletion and drilling activities in our Wyoming Properties. A portion of these capital costs were accrued and not paid at period end. Capital divestitures include $50.2 million received from NNOGC for the sale of certain working interests in the Aneth Field Properties and $72.9 million of proceeds received from the sale of the New Home Properties, subject to normal and customary purchase price adjustments. The 2012 capital expenditures were comprised of $37.0 million in compression, facility and drilling projects in Aneth Field, $37.7 million for the Denbury acquisition, $12.0 million in CO2 acquisition, $53.7 million in drilling activities and infrastructure projects in the Permian Basin of West Texas, $49.8 million in drilling and completion activities in the Bakken trend of North Dakota, $9.0 million in recompletion activities in our Wyoming Properties and $0.8 million in other capital projects.

 

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Net cash provided by financing activities was $222.6 million in 2013 compared to $79.1 million in 2012. The primary financing activities in 2013 were net borrowings of $123.0 million under the Credit Facility and $101.8 million in net proceeds received from the issuance of common stock. The primary financing activities in 2012 were $250.0 million in proceeds received from the issuance of the Senior Notes offset by net payments of $152.0 million under the Credit Facility, and $10.0 million paid to retire publicly traded Company warrants.

If cash flow from operating activities does not meet expectations, we may reduce our expected level of capital expenditures and/or fund a portion of our capital expenditures using borrowings under our Credit Facility, issuances of debt and equity securities or from other sources, such as asset sales. We have in place an effective shelf registration pursuant to which an aggregate of $394 million of any such equity or debt securities could be issued. There can be no assurance that needed capital will be available on acceptable terms or at all. Our ability to raise funds through the incurrence of additional indebtedness could be limited by the covenants in our Credit Facility or our Senior Notes. If we are unable to obtain funds when needed or on acceptable terms, we may not be able to complete acquisitions that may be favorable to us or finance the capital expenditures necessary to maintain production or proved reserves.

We plan to continue our practice of hedging a significant portion of our production through the use of various derivative transactions. Our existing derivative transactions do not qualify as cash flow hedges, and we anticipate that future transactions will receive similar accounting treatment. Derivative settlements usually occur within five days of the end of the month. As is typical in the oil and gas industry, however, we do not generally receive the proceeds from the sale of our oil production until the 20th day of the month following the month of production. As a result, when commodity prices increase above the fixed price in the derivative contacts, we will be required to pay the derivative counterparty the difference between the fixed price in the derivative contract and the market price before receiving the proceeds from the sale of the hedged production. If this occurs, we may use working capital or borrowings under the Credit Facility to fund our operations.

Revolving Credit Facility

Our credit facility is with a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Credit Facility”) with the Company as the borrower. The Credit Facility specifies a maximum borrowing base as determined by the lenders. The determination of the borrowing base takes into consideration the estimated value of our oil and gas properties in accordance with the lenders’ customary practices for oil and gas loans. The borrowing base is redetermined semi-annually, and the amount available for borrowing could be increased or decreased as a result of such redeterminations. Under certain circumstances, either we or the lenders may request an interim redetermination.

In March 2013, and in connection with the purchase of the Option Properties, the Company entered into the Sixth Amendment to the amended and restated Credit Facility agreement, resulting in a borrowing base increase to $485 million, consisting of a $445 million conforming tranche (which expires on March 22, 2018) and a $40 million non-conforming tranche. The Sixth Amendment, among other things, also amended the Maximum Leverage Ratio to (a) 4.50:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending through December 31, 2013, (b) 4.25:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, and (c) 4.00:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2014, and thereafter. In addition, the maturity date of the revolving Credit Facility was extended from April 2017 to March 2018. In April 2013 the Company entered into the Seventh Amendment to the amended and restated Credit Facility which adjusted the Maximum Leverage Ratio to (a) 4.25:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2012, (b) 4.85:1:00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2013, (c) 4.50:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2013 through December 31, 2013, (d) 4.25:1.00 for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2014, and (e) 4.00:1.00 for all fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2014 and thereafter. Each base rate borrowing under the Credit Facility accrues interest at either (a) the London Interbank Offered Rate, plus a margin which varies from 1.50% to 2.50% (or 3.0% if the Company utilizes any portion of the non-conforming tranche) or (b) the alternative Base Rate defined as the greater of (i) the Administrative Agent’s Prime Rate (ii) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5% or (iii) an adjusted London Interbank Rate plus a margin which ranges from 0.50% to 1.50% (or 2.0% if the Company utilizes any portion of the non-conforming tranche). Each such margin is based on the level of utilization under the borrowing base. In connection with the equity offering that closed in May 2013, the $40 million non-conforming tranche of the borrowing base was automatically terminated, resulting in a borrowing base decrease to $445 million. In July 2013, the Credit Facility borrowing base was further reduced by $30 million, to $415 million, as a result of the disposition of the New Home Properties.

As of September 30, 2013, outstanding borrowings were $285 million under the borrowing base of $415 million. The borrowing base availability had been reduced by $3.1 million in conjunction with letters of credit issued to vendors at September 30, 2013, and other limitations based upon a multiple of trailing Adjusted EBITDA as defined in the Credit Facility. To the extent that the borrowing base, as adjusted from time to time, exceeds the outstanding balance, no repayments of principal are required prior to maturity. The Credit Facility is guaranteed by all of our subsidiaries and is collateralized by substantially all of the proved oil and gas assets of Resolute Aneth, LLC, Resolute Wyoming, Inc. and Resolute Natural Resources Southwest, LLC, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company.

 

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As of September 30, 2013, the weighted average interest rate on the outstanding balance under the Credit Facility was 2.18%. The recorded value of the Credit Facility approximates its fair market value because the interest rate of the Credit Facility is variable over the term of the loan (See Note 5 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements).

The Credit Facility includes terms and covenants that place limitations on certain types of activities, including the payment of dividends, and requires satisfaction of certain financial tests. We were in compliance with all terms and covenants of the Credit Facility at September 30, 2013.

Resolute Energy Corporation, the stand-alone parent entity, has insignificant independent assets and no operations. There are no restrictions on our ability to obtain cash dividends or other distributions of funds from our subsidiaries, except those imposed by applicable law.

Senior Notes

In April 2012, the Company consummated a private placement of senior notes with a principal amount of $250 million, and in December 2012 placed a follow-on issuance of senior notes with a principal amount of $150 million (the “Senior Notes” or the “Notes”). The Senior Notes are due May 1, 2020, and bear an annual interest rate of 8.50% with the interest on the Notes payable semiannually in cash on May 1 and November 1 of each year.

The Senior Notes were issued under an Indenture (the “Indenture”) among the Company, our existing subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”) and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”) in a private transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. In March 2013, the Company registered the Senior Notes with the Securities and Exchange Commission by filing an amendment to the registration statement on Form S-4 enabling holders of the Senior Notes to exchange the privately placed Notes for publically registered Notes with substantially identical terms. The Indenture contains affirmative and negative covenants that, among other things, limit our and the Guarantors’ ability to make investments, incur additional indebtedness or issue preferred stock, create liens, sell assets, enter into agreements that restrict dividends or other payments by restricted subsidiaries, consolidate, merge or transfer all or substantially all of our assets, engage in transactions with our affiliates, pay dividends or make other distributions on capital stock or prepay subordinated indebtedness and create unrestricted subsidiaries. The Indenture also contains customary events of default. Upon occurrence of events of default arising from certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, the Senior Notes shall become due and payable immediately without any declaration or other act of the Trustee or the holders of the Senior Notes. Upon the occurrence of certain other events of default, the Trustee or the holders of the Senior Notes may declare all outstanding Senior Notes to be due and payable immediately. We were in compliance with all financial covenants under our Senior Notes as of September 30, 2013.

The Senior Notes are general unsecured senior obligations of the Company and guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Guarantors. The Senior notes rank equally in right of payment with all existing and future senior indebtedness of the Company, will be subordinated in right of payment to all existing and future senior secured indebtedness of the Guarantors, will rank senior in right of payment to any future subordinated indebtedness of the Company and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Guarantors on a senior basis.

The Senior Notes are redeemable by us on or after May 1, 2016, on not less than 30 or more than 60 days prior notice, at redemption prices set forth in the Indenture. In addition, at any time prior to May 1, 2015, we may use the net proceeds from equity offerings and warrant exercises to redeem up to 35% of the principal amount of notes issued under the Indenture at a redemption price equal to 108.50% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Senior Notes may also be redeemed at any time prior to May 1, 2016, at our option, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed plus the applicable premium, and accrued and unpaid interest and additional interest, if any, to the applicable redemption date as set forth in the Indenture. If a change of control occurs, each holder of the Senior Notes will have the right to require that we purchase all of such holder’s Notes in an amount equal to 101% of the principal of such Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of the purchase.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet financing arrangements other than operating leases and have not guaranteed any debt or commitments of other entities or entered into any options on non-financial assets.

 

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Contractual Obligations

We entered into the Sixth Amendment to the amended and restated Credit Facility (described above) which extended the maturity date of our conforming tranche from April 2017 to March 2018. Accordingly, the $285 million outstanding on the Credit Facility at September 30, 2013, is due March 2018.

We have entered into amended lease agreements which extended the lease term for our Denver office. Our related contractual obligations have increased by approximately $0.3 million and $0.5 million, for the three months ending December 31, 2013, and the year ending December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Commodity Price Risk and Derivative Arrangements

Our major market risk exposure is in the pricing applicable to oil and gas production. Realized pricing on our unhedged volumes of production is primarily driven by the spot market prices applicable to oil production and the prevailing price for gas. Oil and gas prices have been volatile and unpredictable for several years, and we expect this volatility to continue in the future. The prices we receive for unhedged production depend on many factors outside of our control.

We employ derivative instruments such as swaps, puts, calls, collars and other such agreements. The purpose of these instruments is to manage our exposure to commodity price risk in order to provide a measure of stability to our cash flows in an environment of volatile oil and gas prices.

Under the terms of our credit agreement the form of derivative instruments to be entered into is at our discretion, not to exceed (i) 85% of our anticipated production from proved properties in the next two years and for years thereafter not to exceed (ii) the greater of 75% of our anticipated production from proved properties or 85% of our anticipated production from proved developed producing properties in each case utilizing economic parameters specified in our credit agreement, including escalated prices and costs.

By removing the price volatility from a significant portion of our oil and gas production, we have mitigated, but not eliminated, the potential effects of volatile prices on cash flow from operations for the periods hedged. While mitigating negative effects of falling commodity prices, certain of these derivative contracts also limit the benefits we would receive from increases in commodity prices. It is our policy to enter into derivative contracts only with counterparties that are major, creditworthy financial institutions deemed by management as competent and competitive market makers, all of which are members of Resolute’s Credit Facility bank syndicate at September 30, 2013.

During the third quarter of 2013, the Company paid $10.7 million to restructure or terminate certain 2013 derivative contracts. As of September 30, 2013, the fair value of our commodity derivatives was a net liability of $11.9 million.

The following table represents our commodity swap contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)     Gas (NYMEX HH )  

Year

  Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Swap Price Per Bbl
    Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
    MMBtu
per Day
    Weighted Average
Swap Price Per MMBtu
    Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2013

    5,000      $ 97.02      $ (2,071     6,900      $ 5.056      $ 926   

2014

    3,000      $ 91.89      $ (3,635     5,000      $ 4.165      $ 555   

The following table represents our basis swaps as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Gas  

Year

   Index    MMBtu
per Day
     Weighted Average
Price
Differential per
MMBtu
     Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2013

   Rocky Mountain NWPL      1,800       $ 2.100       $ (381

2013

   Rocky Mountain CIG      500       $ 0.590       $ (19

2014

   Rocky Mountain CIG      1,000       $ 0.590       $ (114

The following table represents our two-way commodity collar contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

   Bbl per Day      Weighted Average
Floor Price Per Bbl
     Weighted Average
Ceiling Price Per Bbl
     Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2013

     775       $ 80.00       $ 105.00       $ (379

2014

     1,500       $ 65.00       $ 110.00       $ (3,034

 

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The following table represents our three-way commodity collar contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

  Bbl Per Day     Weighted Average
Short Put Price Per Bbl
    Weighted Average
Floor Price Per Bbl
    Weighted Average
Ceiling Price Per Bbl
    Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2014

    2,000      $ 70.00      $ 85.00      $ 100.83      $ (1,303

The following table represents our commodity call option contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

    Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

  Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Bought Call
Price Per Bbl
    Bbl per Day     Weighted Average
Sold Call Price Per Bbl
    Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2013

    2,000      $ 82.50        4,000      $ 87.63      $ (379

The following table represents our commodity put option contracts as of September 30, 2013.

 

     Oil (NYMEX WTI)  

Year

   Bbl per Day      Weighted Average
Bought Put
Price Per Bbl
     Weighted Average
Sold Put Price Per Bbl
     Fair Value of
Asset (Liability)
(in thousands)
 

2013

     2,000       $ 85.00       $ 70.00       $ (753

2014

     1,200       $ 85.00       $ 70.00       $ (1,347

Interest Rate Risk

At September 30, 2013, we had $285 million of outstanding debt under the Credit Facility. Interest is calculated under the terms of the agreement based principally on a LIBOR spread. A 10% increase in LIBOR would result in an estimated $0.1 million increase in annual interest expense. We do not currently have or intend to enter into any derivative arrangements to protect against fluctuations in interest rates applicable to our outstanding indebtedness.

Credit Risk and Contingent Features in Derivative Instruments

We are exposed to credit risk to the extent of nonperformance by the counterparties in the derivative contracts discussed above. All counterparties are also lenders under our Credit Facility. For these contracts, we are not required to provide any credit support to our counterparties other than cross collateralization with the properties securing the Credit Facility. Our derivative contracts are documented with industry standard contracts known as a Schedule to the Master Agreement and International Swaps and Derivative Association, Inc. Master Agreement (“ISDA”). Typical terms for the ISDAs include credit support requirements, cross default provisions, termination events, and set-off provisions. We have set-off provisions with our lenders that, in the event of counterparty default, allow us to set-off amounts owed under the Credit Facility or other general obligations against amounts owed for derivative contract liabilities.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Our management, with the participation of Nicholas J. Sutton, our Chief Executive Officer, and Theodore Gazulis, our Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2013. Based on the evaluation, those officers have concluded that:

 

    our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms; and

 

    our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There has not been any change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

Resolute is not a party to any material pending legal or governmental proceedings, other than ordinary routine litigation incidental to our business. While the ultimate outcome and impact of any proceeding cannot be predicted with certainty, our management believes that the resolution of any of our pending proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

Information about material risks related to our business, financial condition and results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, does not materially differ from those set out in Part I, Item 1A of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. These risks are not the only risks facing the Company.

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

In connection with the vesting of company restricted common stock under the 2009 Performance Incentive Plan (“Incentive Plan”), we retain shares of common stock at the election of the recipients of such awards in satisfaction of withholding tax obligations. These shares are retired by the Company.

 

2013

  Total Number of
Shares Purchased(1)
    Average Price
Paid Per Share
    Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publically
Announced Plan
    Maximum Number of Shares
That May Yet Be

Purchased Under The Plan(2)
 

April

    1,395      $ 11.32        —          —     

May

    2,847      $ 8.77        —          —     

July

    752      $ 8.05        —          —     

August

    17,742      $ 8.85        —          —     

 

1) All shares purchased in 2013 were to offset tax withholding obligations that occur upon the vesting and delivery of outstanding common stock under the terms of the Incentive Plan.
2) As of September 30, 2013, the maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased would not exceed the employees’ portion of taxes withheld on unvested shares (3,641,031 shares) and the shares yet to be granted under the Incentive Plan (4,100,599 shares).

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

Not applicable

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description of Exhibits

31.1    Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
31.2    Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
32.1    Certification of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished herewith)
101    The following materials are furnished herewith: (i) XBRL Instance Document, (ii) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document, (iii) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document, (iv) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document, (v) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document, and (vi) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document. In accordance with Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the information in these exhibits is furnished and is deemed not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections except as expressly set forth by the specific reference in such filing

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Signature

  

Capacity

   Date

/s/ Nicholas J. Sutton

     

Nicholas J. Sutton

  

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

   November 4, 2013

/s/ Theodore Gazulis

     

Theodore Gazulis

  

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

   November 4, 2013

 

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