Company’s Hedging Strategy Proves Sound During COVID-19 Pandemic
Houston, TX - (NewMediaWire) - September 10, 2020 - Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VKIN) (“Viking” or the “Company”), an independent exploration and production company, is pleased to share certain financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
Key Financial Highlights for Q-2 2020 (all figures are approximate):
- Revenues were $9.55 million as compared to $8.73 million in Q-2 2019.
- Net Loss was ($17.67 million), as compared to net income of $1.29 million in Q-2 2019, the majority of which is attributable to a change in the fair value of the Company’s derivates (i.e. hedging contracts) during the quarter.
- Income from Operations was $1.00 million as compared to $2.31 million in Q-2, 2019.
- Adjusted EBITDA was $3.31 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $4.62 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2019.
- Adjusted EBITDA for the six-month period ending June 30, 2020 was $10.05 million, as compared to $10.34 million for the six-month period ending June 30, 2019.
- Current Assets were $9.21 million, as compared to $7.84 million in Q-1 2019.
James Doris, Viking’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with what we accomplished given we experienced unprecedented market conditions, including an historic collapse in oil prices, during the period. We look forward to pursuing and capitalizing on opportunities that exist within the current environment.”
About Viking Energy Group, Inc.
Viking is an independent exploration and production company focused on acquiring, enhancing and developing oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions. The company has assets in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas. For additional information, please visit: https://www.vikingenergygroup.com.
Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (unaudited):
|Summary Financial Results|
|For the Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Total Revenue - Oil and Gas||$ 4,480,569||$ 18,080,915||$ 21,337,815|
|Lease Operating Costs (LOE)||2,026,461||5,456,672||8,155,992|
|Revenue in excess of lease operating costs||$ 2,454,108||$ 12,624,243||$ 13,181,823|
|LOE as a % of Total Revenue||45%||30%||38%|
|Revenue in excess of lease operating costs as a % of Total Revenue||55%||70%||62%|
Note: The figures referenced in the summaries above are approximate and in most cases have been rounded to the nearest $100,000. For specific amounts, please refer to Viking’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A filed on August 24, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available under "Investors -- SEC Filings" at www.vikingenergygroup.com.
ADJUSTED EBITDA (unaudited):
|For the Three Months Ended June 30,|
|Net Income (Loss)||$ (3,955,216)||$ 1,292,346||$ (17,672,950)|
|Non-Cash / Non-Operating Items|
|Stock Based Compensation ||1,044,612||2,500||197,632|
|Changes in Fair Value of Derivatives ||632,831||(4,474,016)||9,292,013|
|Interest expense including amortization of debt discount ||2,531,178||5,496,865||8,451,629|
|Accretion - ARO ||49,346||75,681||115,658|
|Income tax benefit (expense) ||(605,490)||-||-|
|Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization ||459,951||2,228,191||2,921,208|
|Total Non-Cash Items||4,112,428||3,329,221||20,978,140|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 157,212||$ 4,621,567||$ 3,305,190|
|For the Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Net Income (Loss)||$ (5,508,099)||$ (10,639,135)||$ 2,576,209|
|Non-Cash / Non-Operating Items|
|Stock Based Compensation ||1,218,099||42,082||451,382|
|Changes in Fair Value of Derivatives ||987,784||5,271,567||(13,587,431)|
|Interest expense including amortization of debt discount ||3,600,488||10,907,217||14,270,719|
|Accretion - ARO ||97,777||158,227||241,278|
|Income tax benefit (expense) ||(877,279)||-||-|
|Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization ||949,637||4,598,879||6,098,410|
|Total Non-Cash Items||5,976,506||20,977,972||7,474,358|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$ 468,407||$ 10,338,837||$ 10,050,567|
Adjusted EBITDA - Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains “Adjusted EBITDA”, a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), adjusted for certain non-cash and non-operating items, such as stock-based compensation, changes in the fair value of derivative instruments, asset retirement obligation accretion expense, depreciation, depletion and amortization, interest expense and income tax (benefit) provision. We also exclude certain other non-cash items listed in the aforementioned table. Management believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful because it allows external users of our financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, to compare the results of our operations from period to period without regard to our financing methods or capital structure, and to have access to the same metrics that management uses to evaluate the Company’s performance. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under US GAAP and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net income (loss). The Company adjusts net income (loss) for these specific items to arrive at Adjusted EBITDA because they can vary substantially from company to company within the Company’s industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss) as determined in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of the Company’s liquidity. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing the Company’s financial performance, such as cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDA. The Company’s computation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies or to such measure in our credit facility or any of our other contracts.
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