Rosehill Resources Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

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HOUSTON, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosehill Resources Inc. (“Rosehill” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ROSE, ROSEW, ROSEU) today reported financial and operational results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

David French, Rosehill’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “It was a very active quarter in both of our operating areas as we balanced accelerating our pace of commercialization in the Southern Delaware, and steady development within the heart of the Northern Delaware Our production levels responded as predicted towards the end of quarter as wells shut-in for simultaneous operations were placed back on production. We remain confident in the production guidance for 2019 given the strength of our drilled uncompleted (“DUC”) inventory, and the solid production levels from the second quarter activity.”

“We are pleased to announce additional well results for our Southern Delaware area, including IP30 rates for our first well within the recently announced acreage expansion. This is also Rosehill’s first two-mile lateral. Even though our development plan was front-end loaded to the first half of the year, we are planning additional drilling in the Southern Delaware in 2019. The Northern Delaware saw six wells drilled and completed with ongoing completion operations on our nine well DUC inventory in this area. We anticipate noteworthy contribution from these wells to our production profile in the second half of 2019, and look forward to providing future updates. We are excited about the choices in our portfolio and continue to stay focused on delivering quality, predictable results.”

For the second quarter of 2019, the Company’s net production averaged 18,934 BOEPD, a 12% decrease compared to the average for the first quarter of 2019, comprised of 13,341 barrels of oil per day, 2,912 barrels of natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) per day and 16.1 million cubic feet of gas (“MMCF”) per day. Production in the quarter was negatively impacted by wells shut-in due to simultaneous operations. In total, ten wells were shut-in for certain periods during the quarter with an estimated total production impact of over 1,200 BOEPD for the quarter. Rosehill drilled eight horizontal wells, completed nine wells and had 12 DUCs at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

For the second half of 2019, the Company is considering drilling several wells to further delineate the Wolfcamp B section in its Northern Delaware area. Based on the thickness of the interval and the positive results of previously drilled wells, the Company believes there is significant economic inventory potential within the Wolfcamp B interval.

For the second quarter of 2019, the Company reported net income attributable to Rosehill of $11.2 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $9.2 million, or a $0.32 loss per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2018. The second quarter of 2019 included a $33.7 million non-cash, pre-tax gain on commodity derivative instruments compared to a $20.0 million non-cash, pre-tax loss on commodity derivative instruments in the second quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDAX totaled $43.8 million for the second quarter of 2019, as compared to $49.2 million in the second quarter of 2018. This decrease of 11% was driven primarily by lower commodity prices, which more than offset the impact of lower per unit operating expenses and higher production.

For the second quarter of 2019, average realized prices (all prices excluding the effects of derivatives) were $55.06 per barrel of oil, $(0.44) per Mcf of natural gas and $12.05 per barrel of NGLs, resulting in a total equivalent price of $40.27 per BOE, a decrease of 16% from the second quarter of 2018.

The Company’s cash operating costs for the second quarter of 2019 were $11.72 per BOE, which includes LOE, gathering and transportation costs, production taxes and general and administrative expenses, and excludes costs associated with stock-based compensation. Second quarter cash operating costs per BOE decreased 12% as compared to the second quarter of 2018, primarily attributable to lower LOE. Second quarter LOE was positively impacted by lower salt water disposal (“SWD”) costs in the Southern Delaware area. The Company brought online a company owned and operated SWD well in the Southern Delaware area which allowed for less reliance on more costly third-party SWD disposal services.

During the second quarter of 2019, Rosehill incurred capital costs, excluding asset retirement costs, of $71.9 million. The portion of capital costs related to facilities during the second quarter of 2019 was $11.2 million. For the first six months of 2019, Rosehill incurred capital costs, excluding asset retirement costs, of $144.5 million. The portion of capital costs related to facilities and other during the first six months of 2019 was $24.5 million and $1.2 million, respectively.

As previously announced, the Company expects lower drilling and completions activity in the second half of 2019 compared to the first half of 2019, which is expected to result in lower capital costs. The Company continues to expect its results for full year 2019 to be in line with previously provided estimates.

As of June 30, 2019, Rosehill had $4.7 million in cash on hand and $334.9 million in long-term debt. As of June 30, 2019, cash on hand and availability under our revolving credit facility was approximately $65 million.

Included below is a summary of the Company’s derivative contracts as of June 30, 2019.

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2019 financial and operating results on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). Interested parties may participate by dialing (866) 601-1105 from the United States or (430) 775-1347 from outside the United States. The conference call I.D. number is 9388804. The call will also be available as a live webcast on the “News/Events” tab of the Investors section of the Company’s website, The webcast will be available for replay for at least 30 days. An updated investor presentation in conjunction with this earnings release will be available on the Company’s website under the Investor Relations section.

Rosehill Resources Inc. is an independent oil and gas exploration company with assets positioned in the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin. The Company’s strategy includes the focused development of its multi-bench assets in the Northern Delaware Basin and the Southern Delaware Basin, as well as adding economic drilling inventory to support future growth.

Adjusted EBITDAX is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by Rosehill’s management and external users of Rosehill’s financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDAX as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion and impairment of oil and natural gas properties, (gains) losses on commodity derivatives excluding net cash receipts (payments) on settled commodity derivatives, gains and losses from the sale of assets, exploration costs, and other non-cash operating items. Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of net income as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”).

Management believes Adjusted EBITDAX is useful because it allows for more effective evaluation and comparison of Rosehill’s operating performance and results of operations from period to period without regard to the Company’s financing methods or capital structure. Rosehill excludes the items listed above from net income in arriving at Adjusted EBITDAX because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within the industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures, and the method by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or liquidity. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDAX are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDAX. Rosehill’s computations of Adjusted EBITDAX may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

We have provided below a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDAX to net income (loss), the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

 

Cash return on capital invested (“CROCI”) is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated by dividing the trailing twelve month Adjusted EBITDAX (a non-GAAP financial measure reconciled above) by average gross property and equipment.  Management believes CROCI is useful as a measure of the profitability of capital employed and long-term company and management performance.

We have provided the calculation for our CROCI below.

This communication includes certain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this communication, regarding Rosehill’s opportunities in the Delaware Basin, including inventory potential within the Wolfcamp B interval, strategy, future operations, expected drilling and completions activity, financial position, estimated results of operations, future earnings, future capital spending plans, expected gains from settling derivatives, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this communication, the words “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.

You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements in this communication are reasonable, no assurance can be given that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved or occur, and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its drilling and completion activities, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and completion equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating oil and natural gas reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures and the other risks and uncertainties discussed under the section titled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K, and in other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) by the Company. The Company’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication.

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